Call for submissions: Stone Canoe


Stone Canoe journal in Syracuse is seeking content for it’s 5th edition.

Stone Canoe considers for inclusion previously unpublished works of 
short fiction or nonfiction, short plays, poems, and works of visual 
art. Submissions for the spring 2010 edition, Stone Canoe No. 4 , are 
welcome between March 1 and July 31, 2009. We cannot consider work 
submitted outside these dates. The editors' decisions will be 
communicated by September 15, 2009. We anticipate submissions for Stone 
Canoe No. 5 will be accepted beginning March 1, 2010.

More details here.


Call for submissions: SculptureCenter

SculptureCenter in NYC (not to be confused with Sculpture Space in Utica, which I always do) has an open call:



The /In Practice/ project series supports artists in creating new work
for exhibition at SculptureCenter. We invite artists to submit proposals
for projects and installations to be presented beginning in January of

SculptureCenter seeks proposals that offer new ways of considering
sculpture or further the understanding of the discipline and how it can
intersect with installation, architecture, performance, and other media.

more details here.

Mobile Terrorist Video Unit – this weekend


Keep an eye out during Ithaca Festival.  A band of video artists is on the prowl committing drive-by projections on various public facades around town.

For more info and updates, see the facebook page.

If you see something, say something.
Log on and leave a comment.  Let us know what you saw and what you think.

Artist Market at Rhiner Festival

Calling all local artists;

I would like to invite you to participate in the first annual West End Waterfront Festival, aka ‘The Rhiner Festival’ to take place in the West End Waterfront District on September 19th, 2009 from 11am to 8pm.

The Festival is intended to be a celebration of the rich and fascinating history of the area once referred to as ‘the Rhine,’ ‘the Flats,’ or even ‘Sodom.’ In a nutshell, visitors who attend the festival will learn about the diverse groups of immigrant populations who once inhabited the City’s West End Waterfront District, the ‘bad old days’ of fun and excitement in the time of the Erie Canal and later, and the successive waves of teamsters, gamblers, cockfights, bootleggers, students and the reformers who tried to keep at least a small lid on things or salvage the damage. The festival will include music, arts and crafts, food, performances, and will all center around a mystery game which will unfold at various sites throughout the day, where we invite visitors to try and solve the mystery, which involves a stolen cargo of ‘treasure’ which was being transported by water to the east. Throughout the day, actors from the History Center’s living history troupe will act out scenes at various locations, inviting festival goers to solve several aspects of the mystery, including: who did it? where the thieves are hiding out, and to find the location of the hidden treasure. Passive clues will also be located at each of the participating businesses, so that that festival goers will be able to make their way from each of the participating businesses at their leisure, collecting clues, strolling along the canal, taking free boat rides, enjoying crafts and games for kids, enjoying cocktails on the lawn, musical performances, etc, etc.

We have a huge amount of space along the waterfront, and we would love to invite you to come down and set up an easel, stand or table to make and/or sell your work for the day. (I am envisioning this to appear something like Paris, along the banks of the Seine River, where you can stroll along and buy something handmade and beautiful along the way – or have your portrait painted as a souvenir, this sort of thing. Only instead of Paris, it will be an area once referred to as ‘Moonshine Island.’) If it rains, we have indoor spaces available at various locations throughout the site.

We would love to have portrait painters on hand, watercolors of the event being made and for sale, conceptual art projects – anything you can imagine. We are offering you the opportunity to participate free of charge during the day of the event. If you are interested, please get in touch – contact information below.

Wylie Schwartz, Marketing & Development Manager
The History Center in Tompkins County
401 East State Street, Suite 100
Ithaca, New York 14850
Phone: (607) 273-8284 ext. 6, Fax: (607) 273-6107 &

Temp Show: “Space Available”


A Cornell sculpture class has a show up downtown today through May 9th.  Info below.

I missed the open hours for the IC photo show up last weekend in the former Night & Day on the Commons.  Did anyone check that out?

May 4-9, 102 W. State Street, 2nd Floor, Ithaca
Open 12-6pm Mon. – Fri., Sat. 10-7pm
Closing party Thursday night 5:30-9:30pm

SPACE AVAILABLE is an exhibit featuring Michael Ashkin, David Dixon, Zack Patton, Jamie Pelletier, Elaine Oh, Noah Robbins, Davin Stamp, Whitney Oldenburg, Dylan Pancer, Emily Bloom, Maggie Prendergast, Greg Funk, Pete Moran, Aubrey Hetznecker, Jackie Zdrojeski, Rachel Simkover, Seung Bum Paik, and Chase Wilson. The show is comprised of the work done in an advanced sculpture class informed by readings by Rem Koolhaus, Guy Debord, Jean Baudrillard, Alan Kaprow, Claire Bishop, Walter Benjamin, Jacques Ranciere, and others.

call for artists: MOVEMENT



An art show to benefit the Ithaca SufferJets and Ithaca’s Foodnet Meals on Wheels
Deadline for Entries: July 15th, 2009 | Theme: Movement
Show Dates: Sept. 4 – Oct. 10 | Entry Fee: $20

In conjunction with Petrune Gallery, the Ithaca SufferJets invite artists to submit
work that embodies the theme of “Movement.” All media including, but not limited to
installation, performance, video, digital, new media, painting, sculpture, and mixed media
will be considered.

The show will open in conjunction with the anniversary of the 19th amendment and
Gallery Night of Ithaca on Friday, September 4, 2009 and continue through Saturday,
October 10th. A cash prize of $200 will be awarded to the piece that places first.
Two other non-cash prizes will be awarded.

Jurors for this exhibition are William Ganis, Assistant Professor of Art History at Wells
College and Director of the College’s String Room Gallery; and Andrea Inselmann,
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at
Cornell University.

How to submi t artwork: Send images on a CD, attachments on e-mail, or schedule an
appointment to bring finished work in person. Each applicant is allowed to submit up to five
individual works. If your piece cannot be captured in this manner, please submit a written
proposal (less than 300 words) that describes your piece and submit details on two previous
works that you have shown in the past. Please include a list of titles, sizes, mediums, and prices
with your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
$20 checks made payable to ‘Ithaca League of Women Rollers’

Ithaca League of Women Rollers
PO Box 301
Ithaca, NY 14851
607 279 5577
For electronic submissions,
send images configured to
150-300 dpi, attached to
e-mail with no more than
2mb per message to
Work will be considered when the
check is received.