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Hello, friends of Charba,
If you live in the Cape Ann area you have probably alreadt heard about the fire in Rockport which destroyed a large lumberyard (insured) and the studio and home of sculptor Chris Williams (not insured). Chris is a terrific artist and a great guy. He is starting over from scratch. Already our community has shown lots of support for Chris. There have been people showing up every day to help him sort through the wreckage. Chris is determined to get back to work as soon as possible. He needs to replace his tools, find a new studio space, get materials etc.

In an attempt to support Chris we're having a benefit party this Friday, Nov 7 from 7 to 10 pm at the Charba studio. We're located at 211 East Main St. in Gloucester, MA. Our phone number is (978) 281-0354. If you need directions, contact Charba by email here.

Our suggested donation is $20.00 per person, more if you're flush, less if you're strapped. We figure that's about a dinner and a movie for one, not much to help someone rebuild a life.

If you can't make the benefit, but you'd like to donate, send a check to the following address:
Box 8008-211
Gloucester, MA 01930

Ongoing Visual Performance Music Emergency * Change Inc. - assists artists of all disciplines in need of emergency aid to avoid eviction or to cover medical expenses, unpaid utility bills, fire damage or other emergency. Grants range from $100- 500. Submit a letter describing the financial emergency and copies of outstanding bills or eviction notice, along with rŽsumŽ, announcements of exhibitions or performances, work sample and at least two letters of recommendation from the field. For more information, write to: Change Inc., PO Box 705, Cooper Station, New York, NY 10276. (212) 473-3742.

Gottlieb Foundation - offers grants of up to $10,000 to assist artists suffering from catastrophic circumstances (fire, flood, medical emergency). Grants based on financial need. Artists must have achieved at least ten years "in a mature phase of their work." For information contact: Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, 380 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012. (212) 226-0581.

Ongoing Projects * Vogelstein Foundation
Vogelstein Foundation Grants to Individuals in the Arts and Humanities - supports artists with specific projects, especially those with no other source of funding. Study is not supported. About 25 grants of $2,500 are made annually. For more information, contact: Frances Pishny, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, PO Box 4924, Brooklyn, NY 11240-4924.

The Rockport Middle School received notification today that it has been selected to receive a $15,575.00 grant from the Department of Education. This grant is for the Middle School Science Department. The school will work with the state, Audubon Society, Rockport Conservation Commission and the State Advocacy office to evaluate the marshes behind Long Beach. Some of the areas they will be evaluating are the effects of run off and the fragmities (water plants) that are filling in the area. Approximately $5,000 of the grant will go to pay teachers from the Audubon, and the rest will directly benefit the Rockport Schools in the form of computers, lab equipment, internet service and set ups, and a connection with Rowley (I believe) middle school who will be working on the same type of project. The grant may also be renewed for the next three years. Beth Fritz volunteered her time to the school this summer and took on the project of applying for this grant at no cost to the school system. everyone would like to congratulate her on a job well done.

Thanks to everyone for supporting the Rockport Chamber Music Fesitival Auction. We made $13,700+, which is about $1300 more than we've ever done. And on such a rainy, windy night! -
Sam Coulbourn
Rockport, MA, USA

Call to Artists!
New gallery in Boston is looking for early and mid-career artists specializing in paint, sculpture and glass mediums. The target clientele is consumers looking to begin or continue collecting original artworks.

Artist Benefits:
- Great visibility in Boston market
- Flexible business terms
- "Artist friendly" gallery

Preferred Media:
Paintings (Oil and acrylic, mixed media and hand-pulled prints)
Sculpture and glass (All mediums)

Will consider all styles. Current inventory broken into impressionism, expressionism, abstract, realism and surrealism. Will consider others based on quantity and quality of available works.

Flexible terms based on artist requirements. General: Accepts artwork on consignment, retail price set by artist and gallery. Gallery provides insurance and promotions, artist pays for shipping (can be discussed based on size and quantity of work).

Please send query letter, slides (5 to 10 is preferredŠbut use your judgment), and resume with brief bio. Replies in two weeks. Material kept on file unless SASE provided. Note: Outline your price expectations for each piece submitted. Send materials to:

Art Without Attitude
David Yachnin
Gallery Director
24 Lake View
Arlington, MA 02174

Can be contacted at:
(617) 646-3766
or e-mail at davidy@mediaone.net

Cape Ann Historical Museum: Saturday November 8th: "WITCH CITY" - the video documentary "Witch City" will be screened in Gloucester, this Saturday. "Witch City" takes a critical look at how some people manipulate and market Salem's Witch history for commercial and religious gain. Merchants, politicians, Wiccans, Christians and psychics are all part of a linked chain that helps draw tourists, dollars and attention - particularly during October's "Haunted Happenings" events. "Witch City" asks a simple question: "Is this appropriate?" No matter what you feel, here's a chance to talk about what's going on in Salem - and to do it in Salem, while it goes on. An interactive media experience, with the filmmakers and other guests available to answer and debate. All views are welcome. Come one and all with your voice and visions. A public forum can promote contemplation and constructive change.
For Screening Schedule Click Here.

Dec. 31, 1997: CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION - awards a $500 prize, $500 reading honorarium and limited-edition letterpress chapbook for a collection of poems or one long poem. Submit anonymous manuscripts of up to 500 lines, cover sheet and a $10 entry fee to be received by 12/31.
For guidelines, send SASE to:
Center for Book Arts,
626 Broadway, 5th floor,
New York, NY 10012.
(212) 460-9768. Fax: (212) 673-4635.

The New York State Council on the Arts (New York City, NY)
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) will host its first conference on the intersection of the arts & new technologies on March 26-29, 1998 in association with the New York Foundation for the Arts. The conference will be held at the IBM/Marriott Palisades Executive Conference Center in Palisades, NY. Attendance numbers are expected to reach 400 and will include artists, arts organizations, nonprofit organizations and businesses serving these constituents. The conference will focus particularly on the use of technology for administrative, communication and arts making purposes.

Phoenix Gallery - seeks proposals for small 4-week exhibitions between 9/97-6/98 on community-based, social or environmental themes. Submit proposal with SASE to:
Linda Handler, Dir.,
Phoenix Gallery,
568 Broadway, Suite 607,
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-8711 Fax: (212) 343-7303.

The Rockport Youth Commission is organizing a graphic design workshop series for high school students. Tentatively scheduled for Tuesday afternoons (2:30-4:00 ish) for six weeks at the Rockport Schools computer labs. We are seeking volunteers who are skilled at graphic design to volunteer (with assistance) to teach one Tuesday each and show these kids what's possible and exciting! You will also have a chance to have your work displayed before hand in the high school lobby.
Please contact: Laurie McNiff at 546-9962 asap!

Exhibit Banner Click Here

The Rockport Cultural Council

(in conjunction with the Massachusetts Cultural Council)
has grant money available to support the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. Grants are awarded annually to those activities and endeavors which will most benefit the community. Applications are available at the Rockport Art Association, the Rockport Town Hall and The Rockport Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call Lynn at 508 546-3420.

With a $2 million gift from Ameritech, the Library of Congress is sponsoring a competition to enable public, research and academic libraries, museums, historical societies and archival institutions (except federal institutions) to create digital collections of primary resources. These digital collections will complement and enhance the collections made available on the Internet by the National Digital Library Program at the Library of Congress.

1996 award winners include Brown University: African-American Sheet Music Digitizing Project; New York Public Library: Small Town America: Stereoscopic Views from the Dennis Collection, 1850-1910; University of Chicago: American Environmental Photographs, 1897-1931; and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: First-Person Narratives of the American South,1860-1920. Detailed project descriptions are available at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/award/award97.html

GUIDELINES FOR 1997-98 are now available on the competition's Web site at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem- /award/ The Guidelines may be used by any nonfederal, tax-exempt, nonprofit (501(c)3) cultural repository in the United States holding primary sources suitable for digitizing and making available on the Internet. For this competition cycle, applications will be limited to collections of textual and graphic materials that illuminate United States history and culture for the period from 1763-1920.

APPLICATION WORKSHOPS: Chicago: Aug. 29; Washington DC: Sept. 8. Details are available on the website.

DEADLINE: November 3, 1997. Contact: Guy Lamolinara, Library of Congress 202-707-9217 or Crystal Ashton, Ameritech Library Services 801-223-5330
Details available on Arts Wire (AWNEWS 92:14)

Arts Wire's website at http://www.artswire.org is a central place to visit the cyberhomes of the diverse artists and art organizations who are Arts Wire members. Each week, CURRENT invites readers to visit Arts Wire members' web sites. This week's "housewarmings" are for @ ARTSGLOUCESTER, the WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART and JOSEPH ZITT.

@ ARTSGLOUCESTER (http://www.artsgloucester.com/) is an arts site based in Gloucester, Massachusetts. "Our goal is to share, promote, sponsor, and educate each other in the efforts of uniting this jewel of a creative environment, Gloucester and Cape Ann," they write. "The enrichment and development of a thriving - artistic and historic fishing community depends on our residents and guests to understand each others needs, strengths and talents. An inter-aware community is able to share in the creative process of community development, education, commerce and tourism. Together and united we can grow in creative knowledge and community pride."

THE WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART (Greensburg, PA) (http://www.artspa.com/wma) acquires, preserves, exhibits, and interprets works from the late 18th century to the present -- with an emphasis on Pennsylvanian art, especially Southwestern Pennsylvanian art. The art collection includes over 500 oil paintings and watercolors by American artists. The museum also has a toy collection of over 2,000 objects, which is exhibited annually from Thanksgiving through mid-January. The museum is currently showing ALL THAT IS GLORIOUS AROUND US: PAINTINGS FROM THE HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL.

DALLAS, TX -- Writers Write(TM) has announced the launch of its new online magazine, THE INTERNET WRITING JOURNAL(TM) at http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/ The Journal features "how to" articles on writing and getting published; interviews with authors, editors, publishers and agents; product reviews' as well as editorials and columns on current topics in the writing and publishing worlds

The premier issue of The Journal features an interview with Gary Gach, author of THE POCKET GUIDE TO THE INTERNET. In the interview, Gach reveals the eight things journalists must do not to get left behind in the electronic revolution, gives advice for aspiring writers, and discusses the Internet and its effect on our society.

--A Creative Partnerships for Prevention website has been launched to assist schools, cultural organizations and others working with youth in using the arts and humanities to strengthen drug and violence prevention efforts. The website at http://www.CPPrev.org is part of Creative Partnerships for Prevention: Using the Arts and Humanities to Build Resiliency in Youth, a national drug and violence prevention initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Safe and Drug Free Schools Program.

The site features highlights from eight national demonstration sites that are modeling collaborations between schools and cultural organizations as well as profiles of existing programs; a forum for exchanging ideas with professionals in the fields of education, prevention, the arts and the humanities; referrals to related resources; and a prevention gallery showcasing examples of work produced by youth in arts- and humanities-based prevention programs.

AWARDS The recipients of the Jazz Composers Alliance/Julius Hemphill Composition Awards for 1997 are: John Jang, Mike Holober, Fred Ho, Frank Carlberg, Ronan Guilfoyle and Nils Wogram. Many styles of jazz were represented by the music submitted, which came from 20 states, as well as Canada, Australia and Europe.
Guidelines for the 1998 Julius Hemphill Composition Awards will be released this fall. For further information, please call the JCA at 617-964-5471

Invites You to View 6 New Exhibitions
Now Showing on the World Wide Web
We are also please to present our
Global Art Events Calendar
A World Wide Directory of more than 100 selected
Museum and Art Gallery links
Attention Artists and Galleries... Are can list Your Events!

Visit Bob Dane's website, a landscape photographer working on Cape Ann.

URL: http://www2.shore.net/~rsdane/welcome.htm

Phoenix Gallery - seeks proposals for small 4-week exhibitions between 9/97-6/98 on community-based, social or environmental themes. Submit proposal with SASE to:
Linda Handler, Dir.,
Phoenix Gallery,
568 Broadway, Suite 607,
New York, NY 10012
(212) 226-8711
Fax: (212) 343-7303.

Purchase Award: Liquitex Artist of the Month Program - awards $1,000 purchase award and $1,000 worth of Liquitex art materials to professional artists on a monthly basis. Selected artists' work will also be featured on the Liquitex World Wide Web site. Artwork obtained through the purchase award becomes part of Liquitex manufacturer Binney & Smith's corporate art collection. Deadline is the 22nd of each month.
For entry form at the Liquitex Web site at http://www.liquitex.com
or send SASE to:
Liquitex Artist of the Month,
PO Box 3669, Easton , PA 18043-3669
(610) 253-6372, ext. 4744.

Graham Foundation - awards grants of up to $10,000 to individuals and organizations for projects in architecture, design, planning and related fine arts fields. For details, contact:
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts,
4 W. Burton Place,
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 787-4071

Workshops on African pottery, handbuilding, decorating and open firing are offered along the glorious rock-strewn coast of Cape Ann June through October. Contact: Minor Miracles African Pottery 179R Washington St. Gloucester, MA 01930 (508) 281-6578

The Cape Ann Piano Studio Piano lessons, taught by Julie Cleveland, will be offered in 4-, 6- or 8-week "packages." I teach improvisation, composition, music theory, classical, popular and jazz repertoire. I specialize in beginners both young and old. Please come by my studio and meet me informally for more information on lessons, and group lessons and workshops in upcoming months. 281-8461. .Email for more information

Visit Gloucester's CHARBA STUDIO of Artists on line!
211 E. Main St. Gloucester, MA 281-0354

Ann Arbor, MI. Artist Roberta Ann Busard is collecting dreams and dream fragments form women, especially women artist for a sculpture/installation and possible performance work. Send written dreams and dream fragments to Women Dreaming Project, c/o Roberta Ann Busard, PO Box 130051. Ann Arbor, MI 48133.

1997 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards - offers $500 and Web site posting for a poem that "explores aspects of peace and the human spirit." Send two copies of up to three unpublished poems of up to 40 lines each, along with a $5 entry fee. For complete guidelines, contact:
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation,
Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards,
1187 Coast Village Rd., Suite 123
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 (805) 965-3443
E-mail: wagingpeace@napf.org

In New Construction
Now On-Line @ArtsGloucester - Cape Ann !
Sponsors of Cape Ann Dollars !

A Project of Wellspring House, Inc.
28 Emerson Avenue - Gloucester, MA 01930
For more information contact: CASC office, 283-4537

Easler Residential Program - A Community of Recovery in Gloucester

Need to make affordable top quality limited editions of your Cape Ann Watercolors this summer? !!!
Contact Everett Harlow, Art Director 546-5195

Aaron Copland Fund for Music: Performing Ensembles Program - will grant $3,000 to 20,000 in general operating or special project support to non-profit performing ensembles with a commitment to contemporary American music. Ensembles must have been in existence for at least two years at the time of application. For an application and information, contact:
Aaron Copland Fund for Music,
c/o American Music Center,
30 W. 26th St., Suite 1001
New York, NY 10010-2011 (212) 366-5260.

THE ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER - has opened in Linz, Austria. The museum includes a Cave Automatic Virtual Environment, Cyber City installations, and a Knowledge Net learning area. Associated activities include the Ars Electronica Festival, the Prix Ars Electronica and the Ars Electronica Future Lab. Full information can be obtained at http://www.aec.at. Contact: e-mail: info@aec.at.

Kohler Arts Center offers an Arts/Industry residency program that takes place at Kohler Company. Residencies last two to six months. Studio space is provided in the pottery and in the foundry and is accessible 24 hrs. per day. Artists are provided with materials, housing, round-trip travel reimbursement, a weekly honorarium, and photographic services. Participating artists may create work in clay (slip-cat vitreous china), cast iron, cast brass, and enameled cast iron. Residencies are open to all artist working in all disciplines. Although applying artists need not be trained ceramists or metal sculptors, they must have the capability of quickly mastering the industrial technologies. Applications are accepted year-round, but August 1 is the final deadline for residencies proposed for the following year; 15-22 artists are selected annually. Artists are asked to give one day per month of their stay to educational activities. For more information and an application, contact Lynne Shumow at 414/458-6144 or send a 55-cent SASE to JMKAC, 608 New York Ave. PO Box 489, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0489

Free Calendar Listings. Connecticut State Tourism Office produces a bi-annual calendar of performing and cultural events. Jean Hebert, CT State Tourism Office, 865 Broo, Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3405, phone 860 258-4368

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center requests proposals for exhibitions, performances, classes, and other multi-cultural presentations. CMAC is seeking quality arts and humanities programs that not only promote cross-cultural interchange but which use the arts to bridge the gaps of difference and ignorance that fuel racism and other forms of bigotry. CMAC, 41 Second St. Cambridge, MA 02141, phone: 617 577-1400.

Wellspring House Inc. - Working Capital
Building Small Businesses for a Greater Cape Ann
Money and Support for your small business!! An opportunity to gain information, financing, and support for your business. Working Capital Peer Lending, Learn more - Meet Other Business Owners!
For more information call 281-4081
Working Capital is a non-profit economic development program affiliated with Wellspring House, Inc.

........Call for Support !
West to Mars,
the Next Step to the Stars

A Call for a Collaborative Project
to the Creative Arts Community

  Many of us have been captivated by the exploration of space. Our excitement about what has been learned and our amazement at what we have seen, since the inception of humanity's step out into the near cosmos, has been a very gratifying experience.

Apr 1: MEDIA STUDENTS - WHITNEY MUSEUM INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM accepts 20 students per year in 2- and 3-D media, film, video and interdisciplinary media. Students receive studio space in lower Manhattan, as well as the attention of faculty, visiting artists and critics. For details, contact: Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, 384 Broadway, 4th fl., New York, NY 10013 tel: 212-431-1737

Arts Wire CURRENT is available at http://www.artswire.org/Artswire/www/current.html and an archive of past issues can be found at http://www.artswire.org/Artswire/www/current/archive.html

TIIAP ANNOUNCES ITS 1997 GRANT ROUND WASHINGTON, DC -- The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that about $18.5 million dollars in grants will be awarded in 1997 under the Commerce Department's Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP) for outstanding projects that address specific needs of communities across the country. NTIA accepted applications for the 1997 awards from schools, libraries, hospitals, colleges and universities, and other non-profits. TIIAP provides seed money for innovative, practical projects that extend the benefits of advanced telecommunications and information technology to rural and urban underserved Americans. This year's priorities will include funding outstanding projects that identify specific problems or needs in a community, use information infrastructure services and technologies to offer concrete solutions, and target measurable outcomes. . For more information about TIIAP and the Outreach Workshops, call (202) 482-2048, or e-mail to tiiap@ntia.doc.gov, or via the Internet at http://www.ntia.doc.gov. Details available on Arts Wire (AWNEWS Item 118)

Mass. Cultural Council Program Grant Deadlines
- Toll Free: 1 800 232-0960 for information.


Many of our listingshere have come from Arts Wire CURRENT which is a project of Arts Wire < http://www.artswire.org , a national computer-based network serving the arts community. Arts Wire CURRENT features news updates on social, economic, philosophical, and political issues affecting the arts and culture. Your contributions are invited. Contact Judy Malloy, editor, at jmalloy@artswire.org




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