Have you been counted?

Have you signed up to be counted in NEFA’s CultureCount? NEFA (New England Foundation for the Arts) is a enormous resource for anyone in the arts in New England.  If you are an artist, run a creative business or represent a cultural nonprofit you should be counted. Click here to find out why you should be listed.  http://www.culturecount.org/public/whycreate.aspx

CultureCount is a free creative economy database.  CultureCount is a centralized source of descriptive, financial, demographic, and geographic information about cultural nonprofits, businesses, and professionals in New England.

CultureCount provides a comprehensive representation of the creative economy of New England that supports the advocacy, fundraising, cultural analysis, and policy development efforts of artists, cultural organizations, researchers, and policy makers. CultureCount users can log on to discover cultural organizations, explore their communities, and analyze economic impact.

It is important to our regional economy that those of us who are working in the Creative Economy be counted. If you are not sure if you or your business would be identified as part of the creative economy click on this link to see if you fit the definition http://www.nefa.org/sites/default/files/ResearchCreativeEconRptHighlihghts.pdf.

 

 

 

New Competition

“What I Did Today” May 19,2010

Show us what you did today. Upload your images, photos or artwork to our fan page on Facebook. You can upload one image a day for two weeks. Competition ends on Tuesday, June 1, 2010.  Enter to win a FREE 16×20 PRINT from GoNE, Inc.  Entrants will be eligible to become a finalist in the GRAND PRIZE shootout to be held in November, 2010. GRAND PRIZE is a Flip Video Camcoder

A total of 14 images per fan can be uploaded over the next two weeks.  Winner will be chosen by fan votes during the week of June 2-7.   Start collecting those votes to be in the running for the Flip Video. Its worth Shooting for!

Monson250 Art Show at Summerfest

Wanted: Images of Monson:

 Call to all Monson residents. You are invited to show your art or photography of Monson at the House of Art in Monson on July 5th 2010. To celebrate  Monson’s 250th anniversary,  art should depict a place in Monson.  There is no submission fee, but donations are accepted. All money raised after expenses will be donated to the Memorial Hall Restoration fund. Art does not have to be for sale but if it is, there is a 20% commission to the Monson Arts Council.

 Along with your photo or art please write a description of where in Monson the photo was taken or art depicts.  On the back of your art, please write your name, address, phone, Name of art work, and price if for sale. Art must be framed and wired for hanging (no hooks).  Please remember we take 20% commission when pricing your work.

 Drop off of art is Saturday, June 26, 9-11 am.   Art pickup will be from 3-4pm July 5th or July 10, 10-11am. For more information please call Dave at 413-267-0343 or email art23451@verizon.net or visit www.monsonartscouncil.com or www.monson250.wordpress.com.

New Competition at GoNE, Inc. Fan page on Facebook

Win a 16×20 digital print on Kodak Premium Luster.

New theme: Where I Live

Submitted images must be shot within walking distance of your home and shot within the next two weeks. This competion is for our fans (or are you “likes” now) on Facebook. If you are not yet a fan, click the link in the side bar on the right. Upload your images onto the Fan page on Facebook. Limit of one per day. Maximum upload per person- 14 photos.

This time you, the fans, are the judges. One vote per fan, so if you need votes get your friends and family to become “likers” of Giclee of New England page on Facebook.  Voting instructions will be announced in an upcoming post. Below is the schedule:

  • Shoot dates: From Monday, May 3, 2010 to Sunday, May 16, 2010.
  • upload end date: Tuesday, May  18, 2010
  • Vote for your favorite May 16- Sunday, May 23, 2010

Winner

Congratulations to Anne Smyth

for winning the Giclee of New England “Sign of Spring”  photo Competition.  Her Photo of Hadley Massacusetts is a great example of Spring in New England, with the flowering shurbs in the foreground backed by the bare hills.

Spring in New England, by Anne Smyth

Art ID Blogging

Art ID

I was recently asked to join the bloggers on Art ID.  I was most honored to be selected as a giclee expert to share my experience and knowledge with fellow artists.  Art ID is an online gallery dedicated to marketing and promoting artists. Unlike many other online sites, Art ID is very actively working to find markets and opportunities for artists to sell their work.  Art ID takes no commission and offers sites from totally free to large and artist controlled galleries for a small fee. For artists without their own website, this is a very valuable service.  For artists with a website it is a way to further their on-line presence and get valuable marketing information and prospects.  The Blogs are full of good advice on marketing, painting and all things artistic.  If you are not already one of the thousands of members, consider joining.  An additional plus, is that this site was founded locally and the site owners and contributors are artists local to the western Massachusetts area.

New England’s Finest Artists Show

The GoNE, Inc Gallery is presenting a new show: 

 New England’s Finest Artists

 

The GoNE, Inc. gallery is proud to present a fine sampling from some of  New England’s finest artists. The Show will be running from now until the end of February. Meet the artists at the reception on February 12, 4-7pm. 

A few of the artists are;  

  • Anna Ozolins,
  • Ed Champigny,
  • Alexandra Walters,
  • Lorraine Courtright,
  • and several others.

If you are experiencing the winter doldrums, remember art is an excellent “get away”.