Monday, January 28, 2008

Postscript to Intervention: Sopranos Style

These lines from The Sopranos constitute a fitting postscript to "Intervention: Sopranos Style."

[Christopher just got out of drug rehab.]

  • Tony S. : So, what step are you at now?
  • Christopher: I did all the steps, except for the one where I'm supposed to go around and apoligize to all the people I f[*]cked over when I was using.
  • Tony S.: I think maybe you shouldn't do that one. You know, let sleeping dogs lie.
  • Christopher: Yeah, that's what I was thinking.

Friday, January 25, 2008

March 29, 2008 is the first international SWAN (Support for Women Artists Now) Day

The first international SWAN (Support Women Artist's Now) Day will be March 29, 2008. On SWAN Day, I'll be displaying photography in Grace Institute Gallery's Women's History Month exhibit, "Never Routine: Women in the Course of their Everyday Lives." What will you be doing?

You can learn more about:
  • The exhibit, and see who won the contest here.
  • How to make tax-deductible purchases and contributions, and double (even triple) your money here, under "Non-Profit Fiscal Sponsor."
  • SWAN Day here.###

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2008

    Art and about: my activities on the creative tip since 3Q 2007

    I haven't posted much since my friend Ken died, but I've been busy nonetheless. Here's some of what I've been up to lately "on the creative tip" (as Ken would say). It's posted in no particular order.

    Since 3Q 2007, I:

    Registered as an official partner in "Art. Ask for More," the national arts education public awareness campaign of Americans for the Arts and the Ad Council.

    Updated my Artist's Profiles in the:

    Posted "The Business of Art: the RAC Marketing Toolbox For Artists" to the SCORE Chapter 306 Blog.

    Submitted photography to Grace Institute's juried art exhibition for Women's History Month. "Never Routine: Women in the Course of Their Daily Lives" will be on display from March 3-April 25, 2008. Stay tuned for results of the competition.

    Co-authored, edited and illustrated a children's puzzle book and added audio and animations to transform it into a multimedia activity packet. The work received a standing ovation when presented to a university children's literature class. Stay tuned for publication and purchasing details.

    Served on several grant evaluation panels throughout Greater New York, and made a presentation about the QCAF regrant process to the Queens Council on the Arts Board of Directors. Congratulations to all grantees, especially my pal April Lynn James (whose panel I sat out). NOTE: participating on a grants panel is an excellent learning experience for proposal writers.

    Ghostwrote several articles, reviews and papers. NOTE: This is also a great way to expand one's horizons.

    Created new interactive works and exhibition pieces, and contacted venues. Stay tuned for upcoming exhbits and events.

    Received a scholarship for audio recording and production training. ###