Art for All Marathon at CSMA

Printed as submitted through email by Ed Marion:

As part of their Arts for All Marathon art scholarship fundraiser (Sep. 28 – Oct 24, 2009), the Community School of Music & Arts has two Calls for Artists.

First, all artists are encouraged to kick-start their creativity and create their own 26-day artistic marathons as part of the Arts for All Marathon. Artists can sign-up here.  Additionally, for those artists wishing to use four feet (wide) of CSMA gallery wall space, please describe in your sign-up application how your project will keep the wall space filled while monetizing your project to raise funds for arts scholarships. Gallery space is almost filled but some slots are still available.

Second, all Ithacans, but especially all artists, are encouraged to make art on the ubiquitous Post-It (or sticky) note, donate it to CSMA from now until October 20, 2009, where all donated art will be hung on the CSMA gallery walls starting Monday, September 28, 2009 and sold on Friday, October 23, 2009 at our Opening/Closing/Purchasing Night Party (5:30 – 7:00pm preview; 7:00 – 9:00pm purchasing). Check out what we’re aiming for:

Post-It Note Show details

Facebook event page
Posters to download and print


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.

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.

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.

Gallery Night & Light in Winter

This Friday, January 23rd, will be a special Light in Winter Gallery Night in Ithaca.  I won’t list all the openings as they’re posted here:

Ithaca Gallery Night

And full info on Light in Winter can be found here:

Light in Winter