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seARTS 2014 Partner With an Artist Program

seARTS 2014 Partner With an Artist Program:

Call to Artists and Application Guidelines

seARTS invites artists to apply for Partner With an Artist Grants

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Partner With an Artist (PWA), seARTS signature artist grant program, provides grants to artists to create new work — in any medium: visual, performing, multimedia art — in partnership with local businesses.  PWA’s focus  is  to  celebrate  the  arts,  strengthen partnerships with the business community, and to promote a vibrant and culturally rich economy on Cape Ann.

The 2014 PWA program will connect with three of Cape Ann’s Cultural Districts: Essex River, Harbortown and Rocky Neck. Jurors will award three $1,500 grants, totaling $4,500, to artists who collaborate with a business in a Cape Ann Cultural District. One artist or project in each of three Cultural Districts will receive a grant. Each completed project will be presented in its Cultural District for the public to experience and enjoy.

Partnership with a business: This is an opportunity for artists and businesses to explore a creative relationship. We seek to fund innovative projects where artists and businesses work together to explore new opportunities only made possible by collaborating.  A business might provide goods, services, or space for a project. 

Creating opportunities for artists: PWA supports artists and encourages creative new work that connects to the local community and that will attract residents and visitors to explore and enjoy the Cultural District.

Grants:  One $1,500 grant will be awarded to one artist in partnership with a business located in each of these three Cultural Districts: Rocky Neck, Harbortown and Essex Cultural Districts.

Please note: Projects in the Rockport Cultural District are not eligible.                                  A grant was awarded in the Rockport Cultural District in 2012.

Phase One:

April – June 2014

Grant applications will be solicited by seARTS for artists collaborating with a business in each of these three Cultural Districts:

Gloucester’s  Rocky  Neck  Cultural  District  

Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District

Essex River Cultural District

Phase Two:

June 2014

One grant of $1,500 will be awarded to one artist collaborating with a business in each of these three Cultural Districts:

Gloucester’s  Rocky  Neck  Cultural  District  

Gloucester’s Harbortown Cultural District

Essex River Cultural District

Phase Three:

September-October 2014

Completed projects will be presented in their Cultural Districts.

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Resources and Links:

PWA Overview

Massachusetts Cultural Council

www.facebook.com/VisitEssexMA

www.visitessexma.com

www.facebook.com/GloucestersRockyNeckCulturalDistrict

www.rockyneckartcolony.org

www.gloucesterharbortown.org

TIMELINE

  Application Deadline:                                     June 20, 2014

  Award Notifications:                                      June 27, 2014

  Public Project Presentations:                           September/October 2014                    

HOW TO APPLY

If you are a current member of seARTS, there is no fee to apply for this program. To join or renew your membership please visit www.searts.org/wp/joinsupport/. If you wish to apply, but not join seARTS, there is a $25 application fee. 

APPLICATION must include:

1. Cover sheet with contact information: name, street address, email, phone number(s), and names of all artists and business partners involved in the project.

2. Resume or C.V. 

3. $25 application fee for non-member applicants. 

4. One page project description, including a description of how the partnership will work. Identify the business partner(s): company name, street address, contact person, email and phone number(s)

5. Budget including in-kind donations.

6. Work samples:

Visual Art: 10-20 images numbered and titled on CD-ROM readable on Macintosh.  Jpeg files  at  300dpi,  approximately  4”  x  5”.

Media, Performance or Sound Art: 5 minutes on DVD or CD, with numbered media list that corresponds to work samples.

               DEADLINE: All applications must by received no later than June 6.

Contact information:                          pwa.searts@gmail.com or 978-281-1222

Send your application to:        pwa.searts@gmail.com or                                         seARTS/PWA, P.O. Box 1476, Gloucester, MA 01931

Come Down To The Dock Today! Saturday May 21st For Abby Ytzen’s seARTS Partner With and Artist Gloucester Fishing 101 Event

This is Your Boy Joey asking you to come on down and say hi and take it all in (and there will be some fantastic refreshments)

we will be live blogging the event as well so come on down and get your mug on GMG!

One Page From Abby Ytzen’s Gloucester Fishing 101 Handbook

Click the picture for just one page from Abby’s Gloucester Fishing 101 book which she produced for seARTS Partner With an Artist Program.  there will be many panels on eth walls here at our Dock- Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main St Saturday from 10-2PM

Click on the picture below to see it full sized and learn some interesting facts for yourself.  I for one was astounded at the breakdown of how many of each different type of commercial fishing boats there were.  42% of the fleet are lobster boats, I had no idea, but this is just one of the factoids that Abby has broken down.  I think if you click on the picture you will get a sense of how easy she made it all to understand even though there is a ton of data in her book and in her exhibit, ANYONE could easily understand it.

-and this is all stuff that anyone that really takes pride in living in Gloucester or loves the fishing industry should know about.

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So be sure to stop on by the dock Saturday 10-2PM

Here’s a map-

Map To Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main St Gloucester MA 01930

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Abby Ytzen/Captain Joe and Sons seARTS Partner With An Artist Exhibit May 21st

Blown away!  When you can get Pete Mondello, a fisherman for over 50 years excited about a Gloucester fishing industry exhibit you know you’ve done something special.

The way Abby has broken down such an incredible amount of fisheries statistics into an easily digestible visual/artistic/educational/fun presentation with everything you need to know about where Gloucester’s fishing industry has been with data and visuals bringing you right up to the present is nothing short of astounding.

This is an uncomplicated 101 guidebook to Gloucester’s fishing industry which has distilled all the data and will give any person a good basic understanding of what is going on around the Gloucester waterfront.  The way it is broken down there is info for people 7 years old to 70 and it is all incredibly interesting.  Every person who considers themselves a real “Gloucesterite” NEEDS to come see this exhibit.

The Who What When Where-

Who- Abbyy Ytzen Partnering With Captain Joe and Sons

What- seARTS Partner With an Artist Gloucester Fishing 1626-2011 Exhibit

When- Saturday May 21,2011 10AM-2:00PM

Where- Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main St Gloucester MA 01930

Refreshments provided by Rachel Carver-Brown including Coffee & Tea

The GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 9

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http://goodmorninggloucester.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/051911gloucestercast.mp3

Click here to play or save the podcast

In this episode- Patty Knaggs on WBUR, Abby Ytzen/Captain Joe and Sons seARTS Partner With An Artist Exhibit May 21st, Kenny’s Strange Footwear, community garden at Burnham field, tomato release day is coming up at Goose Cove, Gloucester reads poetry and Sawyer Free Library, Khan Studio/ Good Morning Gloucester Gallery on Rocky Neck, Kenny’s Real Estate Segment

Patty Knaggs on WBUR http://radioboston.wbur.org/2011/05/11/home-selling-market

Abby Ytzen/Captain Joe and Sons seARTS Partner With An Artist Exhibit May 21st

Kenny’s Strange Footwear, community garden at Burnham field,

tomato release day is coming up at Goose Cove may 25 http://www.goosecovegardens.com/

Gloucester reads poetry and Sawyer Free Library- Joey’s Poem Here

Khan Studio/ Good Morning Gloucester Gallery on Rocky Neck

, Kenny’s Real Estate Segment

Please leave comments or questions on which topics you would like to hear more about on The GloucesterCast or how we could improve. Thanks for listening.

Check Out Kenny’s Blog- TheCutBridge.com

The GloucesterCast Theme Song Gloucester Til The End Music is from Earl and Arch- you can download it for free at GimmeSound here-http://www.gimmesound.com/EarlAndArch-1/

Subscribe to the podcast here

Once at iTunes if you feel like rating the podcast that would help it get recognized in the iTunes searches.

One Page From Abby Ytzen’s Gloucester Fishing 101 Handbook

Click the picture for just one page from Abby’s Gloucester Fishing 101 book which she produced for seARTS Partner With an Artist Program.  there will be many panels on eth walls here at our Dock- Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main St Saturday from 10-2PM

Click on the picture below to see it full sized and learn some interesting facts for yourself.  I for one was astounded at the breakdown of how many of each different type of commercial fishing boats there were.  42% of the fleet are lobster boats, I had no idea, but this is just one of the factoids that Abby has broken down.  I think if you click on the picture you will get a sense of how easy she made it all to understand even though there is a ton of data in her book and in her exhibit, ANYONE could easily understand it. 

-and this is all stuff that anyone that really takes pride in living in Gloucester or loves the fishing industry should know about.

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So be sure to stop on by the dock Saturday 10-2PM

Here’s a map-

Map To Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main St Gloucester MA 01930

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Abby Ytzen Presents Her Grant Winning seARTS Partner With An Artist Project At Captain Joe’s

seARTS Partner With an Artist 2011 Kicks Off!
seARTS kicks off it signature artists grant program, Partner With an Artist 2011, with a discussion and preview of grant-winning artists’ new work created with business and community partners.
When: Tuesday, May 3 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Cape Ann Museum, Folly Cove Auditorium
Artists and partners:
Susan Erony, mixed media; Gloucester Writers Center and Ten Pound Books
Elizabeth Harty, painting; Rockport Council on Aging
Kristen Miller & Rob Newton, film with original music; The Annie and Alchemy Cafe
John Tagiuiri, photography; Gloucester Marine Railways
Abby Ytzen, graphic art; Capt. Joe & Sons Lobster, and others
Moderator: Sarah Slifer
Note: All projects will be on public display May 14 and 21.

Looks Like We Will Be Working With Abby

Had a fantastic meeting with Abby Ytzen Monday morning and discussed partnering up for the 2011 seARTS PAW program.

Here is the project as Abby describes it on her website-

Artist Grant

At the end of January I applied for an Artist Grant, and was award one! I have been commissioned to create a public work about the city of Gloucester. 
THE PROPOSAL:
Discover Gloucester is an education series of map/infographics about different aspects of Gloucester: Fishing, Historical/Cultural, and Conservation/Agriculture
Stay tuned, I will try to keep an updated on my process…still in the concepting/researching stage

Abby was one of the winners of the AIGA student competition, New Voices, Unique Visions. Her thesis, Biomes,  will be on display at Endicott College from now until the end of March. After the closing of the show her work with return to its permanent home at Ken Olsen Science Center at Gordon College.

Openning reception will be March 3rd Endicott College

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Things To Do- seARTS Partner With An Artist Presentation Schedules

Click here for the seARTS Partner With An Artist Schedules.

I hope to see you all Saturday morning here at Captain Joe’s for coffee and to view Mark’s incredible work.

seARTS is pleased to announce new developments surrounding this weekend’s Partner with an Artist (PWA) Installations and Events. The program revolves around six artists interpretations of Cape Ann’s Literary History and culminates this Thursday, October 9th with a “Forum” discussion with the artists and October 11th with a community art project and celebration.

Boston-based art critic, Greg Cook will join the PWA Forum on Thursday to co-moderate with Peter Anastas. Greg’s presence and interest in the PWA programs further demonstrates the significance of these innovative programs.

Before re-locating to Boston, Greg Cook lived in Gloucester for a decade. He writes regularly for The Boston Phoenix and is founding editor of The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research (http://www.gregcookland.com/journal). His reviews, reports and jokes have also appeared in The Boston Globe, Art New England, PoetryFoundation.org, The Providence Phoenix, the Gloucester Daily Times, and Nick Magazine. Among the many projects that fill his spare time, he serves as commodore of The Society for the Preservation of Fitz Hugh Lane. The combined perspectives and experience of Anastas and Cook promises to make this a lively discussion.

The program is also being enthusiastically supported by two community partners – the Cape Ann YMCA Teen Leaders and Art Haven who will collaborate to produce the October 11th community art project at the green house at 54 Commercial Street to transform the interior and exterior of the building. Ben’s Paint Store has generously donated supplies to help the artists. Monte Rome, owner of InterShell is thrilled to have the space used for a community learning and experiential event and hopes to attract more in the future.

Working in close collaboration with local businesses, seARTS is also announcing the “seARTS-Seafood Experience” drawing to support the programs. The PWA Business Partners have provided a tempting grouping of prizes. Joe Ciaramitaro, of Captain Joe’s is looking forward to the show and to everyone being part of the waterfront.

First Prize includes all the makings of a fabulous dinner at home:

  • Intershell - a small diversified seafood processing and distribution company, supplying sushi distributors nationwide is contributing $100 package of sushi items
  • Captain Joe & Sons – Four 1 ¼ Lobsters + an Apron to be claimed before December 30, 2008
  • Virgilio’s is contributing homemade sauce, olive oil, peppers and bread
  • The Building Center - proud to have served Cape Ann for 105 years is contributing a 19 quart seafood steamer.
  • Cape Ann Brew Company will provide a growler and t-shirt & fill your growler at a discount

Second Prize will give you a head start on your Holiday shopping with:

A gift from the Black Swan, a $25 gift certificate from Dogtown Books where you can choose from a variety of used books, from affordable reading for pleasure to collectible treasures; a Gift Certificate or a special item from the Dress Code that Barbara will choose especially for you. Barbara advises everyone to “Purge, recycle and renew.” End your day with a $10 gift certificate for coffee, tea, sandwiches or soup at the Pleasant Street Tea Company and a bath with a gift from Bubbles.

Tickets will be sold at the October 9th Forum & throughout the day on the 11th. The drawing will take place on the evening of October 11th. Tickets are available for $5 or 3 for $10.

The October 11th “walk” along the waterfront schedule is as follows:

  • 10-AM – 54 Commercial Street – community art at the “green house” – Artist: Emily Sinagra
  • 10-11:30AM – Captain Joe’s, E. Gloucester – Artist: Mark Tiewes
  • All Day: Building Center – Artists Susan Frey & Richard Emmanual talk 2PM
  • All Day: Fitz Henry Lane House – Artist: Martin Ray talk 11:30-12:30
  • 11:30 – Virgilio’s on Main St.-Artist-Willie Alexander talk 11:30-3PM
  • 6:30- Dogtown Bookstore- Artist Ian McColl
  • 7:15PM- Green House Celebration – 54 Commercial Street-All

The Partner With an Artist (PWA) program is funded by seARTS and through grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council John and Abigail Adams Art Program and the Boston Foundation Bruce J. Anderson Fund. For more information about seARTS, visit www.searts.org.

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From The Gloucester Daily Times:

Cape Ann
Gail McCarthy
seARTS Partner with an Artist Projects Unveiled October 2-11

Over the next week, projects from Partner with an Artist will be unveiled in various events around town.

These six projects were awarded grants in July by the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) to create projects based on Cape Ann’s literary history in partnership with local businesses.

Weather permitting, the first of these projects becomes a reality this afternoon in the front parking lot of the Building Center, where a crane will drop in a “stele” created by artists Susan Frey and Richard Emmanuel. In case of rain, this will take place tomorrow.

Next Thursday, these projects will be discussed at a forum moderated by Peter Anastas at the “green house” that is now part of InterShell’s new location at 54 Commercial St. Anastas is a long-time student and colleague of the literary figures that inspired these artistic installations. Among his many accomplishments, he served as editor of “Maximus to Gloucester: The Letters and Poems of Charles Olson to the Editor of the Gloucester Daily Times, 1962-1969″ (Ten Pound Island Books). The forum begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. He will be joined by the artists who will present the background and evolution of their projects.

On Saturday, Oct. 11, a day full of events is open to the community. Starting at 10 a.m., Emily Sinagra, partnering with InterShell, invites all ages to collaborate with her throughout the day in an interactive, public art installation. Those wishing to participate will use the vacant building at 54 Commercial Street (across from the Chamber of Commerce) to express themselves with a variety of artistic mediums including, paint, lighting, text and found objects. The project is inspired by the “Wharf Rat’s Tale” by Barry Fisher.

From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Mark Teiwes, in partnership with Captain Joe & Sons, will present “Faces of the Working Waterfront,” a series of portraits inspired by Vincent Ferrini’s poem “At the Brink.” Teiwes will focus on the strength, struggle and dignity of harborside workers with photographs on display on interior and exterior walls of the East Main Street warehouse. An online audio slide show was made of the subjects reading “At the Brink.” Teiwes also will run a community photo workshop on night photography and environmental portraits on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Street Tea Co.

At 2 p.m., Frey and Emmanuel will be available to discuss the “stele,” which is a commemorative sculptural piece representing the life and work of the late Poet Laureate Vincent Ferrini.

From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Willie Alexander, in partnership with Virgilio’s, plays a recorded singing of Ferrini’s poems over minimal musical accompaniment on Virgilio’s loudspeaker system on Main Street. Alexander will be there to discuss the project with visitors in the middle of the day. The music will be played again at the evening reception at 54 Commercial Street.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Martin Ray’s installation will take place on the granite rocks in front of the Fitz Henry Lane House on Harbor Loop. The public is invited to view the sculpture named “Maximus [Olson] and The Living Poem [Ferrini].” Ray will be there to discuss his work with visitors.

At 6:30 p.m. Ian McColl will present the “Telling of the North Star” at Dogtown Bookstore on Main Street. This adaptation of Ferrini’s play encompasses prerecorded text and dialogue, projected imagery and live action in an interpretation of Ferrini’s epic description of an ancient Gloucester Ghost Ship’s return to salvage one of its own.

The Oct. 11 event will culminate with a celebration back at the “green house” at 54 Commercial Street beginning at 7:15 p.m. At that point, the space will have been transformed throughout the day and all are invited to join in the festivities and enjoy the new space.

For more information about seARTS, contact Sara Young, Executive Director ed@searts.org or visit www.searts.org.

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