Gallery Night – Friday, July 3

Find the roundup for this Friday’s gallery night offerings here.

I think you need to be within a certain downtown area and be in an included art space to be considered officially part of “Gallery Night” as run by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance.  Many other art events/openings are scheduled on Gallery Night to take advantage of the crowds, but are not included in listings because of location or venue.  There are three such public art events/installations opening or being inaugurated this Friday:

Art in the Heart of the City, the outdoor public art collection, sponsored by Ithaca’s Public Art Commission and The Downtown Ithaca Alliance.  Opening reception is  from 5-8 pm at The Commons Amphitheatre. Four participating artists will be present.  At 6:30 local artist Rob Licht will offer a tour of the 2009 works, located all over downtown, from DeWitt Park to the Creek Walk and in-between.

Public Art Commission’s Green St. Windows installation by Brody Burroughs.  Not sure if there is an official opening or if the work is just being inaugurated.  Anyone have details?

to Let Art Program, curated by The Working Relationship and co-sponsored by The Downtown Ithaca Alliance and local landlords, installs mainly site-specific art works in vacant storefronts downtown.  Opening reception is 4-6pm at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on The Commons.  Walking tours of participating properties depart 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Participating collective, SP Weather Station delivers a talk, “Taxonomy of Taxonomies of Clouds,” in the amphitheater on The Commons at twilight, around 9pm.


New sculpture at the library

libraryI just noticed these in front of the library.  Anyone know their story?  Are they part of Art in the Heart of the City?

Open Studios at Saltonstall Foundation

Summer is here and it’s time to see what artists the Saltonstall Foundation has brought in for residencies this year.   Here’s the announcement from the Saltonstall.  I’ve added links to artists web sites if they have them.   If you go see these talks/installations, let us know what you think by starting a conversation in the comments section!

Each summer the Summer Fellowship Program of the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts grants one-month residencies at the Saltonstall Arts Colony to New York State artists. Two writers, one photographer and two visual artists are in residence for each month-long session. On the last Sunday of each session there is an Open Studio, a time when the public is invited to come to the colony to see and hear what the artists have been working on, and become more familiar with the colony, the Foundation, and its mission.

This year the Saltonstall Foundation has extended the Summer Fellowship Program to include the month of September, thereby granting residencies to 20 New York State artists in all. This means there are 4 opportunities for you to meet the artists and enjoy an afternoon at the Saltonstall Arts Colony, listening to the writers and poets read from their most recent work, and visiting the studios of the visual artists.

You are cordially invited to join us on one or all of the following Sundays from 2PM – 4PM. The reception begins at 2PM. At 2:30 each writer will read. After the readings, the visual artists will invite you to visit their studios. Light refreshments will be served and there will be time for conversations with the artists. As a tent is set-up on the lawn for the occasion, the events take place no matter the weather.

The dates of the four Open Studios for 2009 are:

Sunday June 14, 2009
2:00-4:00pm (Readings start at 2:30pm)
Rose Desiano Photography Brooklyn, NY
Abeer Hoque Creative Non-Fiction NYC
Cecily Parks Poetry NYC
Christine Elfman Visual Arts Ithaca, NY
Rachael Wren Visual Arts Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, July 19, 2009
2:00-4:00pm (Readings start at 2:30pm)
Kelli Pennington Photography Syracuse, NY
Nina Herzog Creative Non-Fiction Brooklyn, NY
Lauren Alleyne Creative Non-Fiction Geneva, NY
Cynthia Lin Visual Arts NYC
Injoo Whang Visual Arts Elmhurst, NY

Sunday, August 23, 2009
2:00-4:00pm (Readings start at 2:30pm)
Angela Kelly Photography Rochester, NY
James Hannaham Creative Non-Fiction Brooklyn, NY
DeLana Dameron Poetry NYC
Kim Waale Visual Arts Manlius, NY
Paul Farinacci Visual Arts Roslyn, NY

Sunday, September 27, 2009
2:00-4:00pm (Readings start at 2:30pm)
Adam Vincentz Photography NYC
Bertha Rogers Poetry Delhi, NY
Bhisham Bherwani Poetry NYC
Samuel Nigro Visual Arts Brooklyn, NY
Yeon Jin Kim Visual Arts NYC

RSVP with an email to:
or by phone:  607.539.3146

Please join us! I look forward to welcoming you to the Saltonstall Arts Colony.

Judy Barringer
Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts
435 Ellis Hollow Creek Road
Ithaca, New York 14850

Green Valley Artists at Ithaca Airport

Posted by email request – the Green Valley Artists are showing work at the Ithaca Airport through August 30th.

Their web site description of the group:

The Green Valley Artists are a group of local artists located in Ithaca and the surrounding areas. They come from a variety of backgrounds, education, and experience. Green Valley Artists was formed in July 2008, with the intent to create an inclusive and affordable group for local artists to support, share, network and connect with other area artists.

Call for submissions: Art Bars

Just reprinting the call for the next round of Art Bars.  Deadline is July 31.

The mission of Ithaca Fine Chocolates is to promote contemporary artists, expose the public to contemporary art, and directly fund art education programs through Art Bars. Art Bars are exquisite, organic, and fair trade certified Swiss chocolate bars that feature an art reproduction by a contemporary adult artist or an international child artist on a card inside the wrapper. A minimum of ten percent of profits are donated to the International Child Art Foundation in Washington, DC, and the Community School of Music & Arts in Ithaca, NY.

Twenty-four total artists ranging from emerging to internationally known, such as Carrie Mae Weems, Patrick Dougherty, Mary Temple and Jim Goldberg are selected annually.  Images of the works are included in our online gallery and on the art card reproductions, which are sent out with the bars nationwide for one year beginning in November. The original works may be featured in an exhibition in the Ithaca gallery in December.

Art Bars have been covered in the New York Times and Art News, along with other prestigious publications. They are currently available for purchase in forty-four states in venues such as museum stores, art house cinemas, theatres and specialty food stores. There is no commission taken on art sales made through the art cards or the online gallery.
Sales made in connection with the Ithaca show require a 20% commission to help defray exhibition costs. Selected artists receive a free case of up to 25 Art Bars featuring their own image and a lifetime artist discount on any subsequent Art Bar purchases (specific images are only in print for one year).

If you are a visual artist working in non-functional media and are interested in having your work featured in Art Bars, please submit the following by July 31, 2009:
– 5-10 digital images in jpg format at 72 dpi only (Only the first ten images will be reviewed if more are sent.)
– a separate, numbered image list, including the title, medium, date and dimensions of each image. Please be sure that the digital image names are both numbered and titled to match the image list and that your name is at the top of the document.
– artist statement, one-page maximum with your name at the top of the document. If the image list and artist statement are short enough, please combine them into one document.
– resume, one page maximum, including mailing address, email and telephone number.

Please note that reproductions are printed on cards measuring 1 3/4 x 4″ for the small bars and 2 3/4 x 4 1/2″ for the large bars. A selected work must be available in a good print-quality digital image (300 dpi or greater).

Please name each document in the following format:
last name, comma, first name, document title
Modigliani, Amedeo Resume
Modigliani, Amedeo 1. Portrait of Young Woman

Email submissions to: <>
or mail them to:
Ithaca Fine Chocolates Art Panel
125 Heights Court
Ithaca, NY 14850

A panel of artists, art historians and museum professionals reviews the applications. Selected artists will be notified by September.

For more information about the mission and philosophies of Ithaca Fine Chocolates or to view the works of previous Art Bar artists, pleasCe visit