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February 2010
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Welcome to 2010! 

This month's newsletter includes several great calls for entry with deadlines of Feb. 1, so make sure to read about them below and act quickly. 

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On My Own Time 2010 enters its 37th year.  The CRC community arts program highlights the creative skills of employees of local business who are artists "on their own time."  Employees submit a work of art to the program in the spring, and a display of their work is mounted at their workplace. The art is adjudicated by OMOT judges at each workplace. A color catalog of the artwork is put together by CRC, and as a finale, all of the artwork is displayed at the Everson with a reception in the fall when the judging results are announced.  At this time, CRC is looking for businesses to participate.  Email OMOT@mycnyarts.o for more information.  Sign up by Fri., Feb. 19 to participate in a kick-off luncheon at Saratoga Steak and Seafood on the Green on Thurs., Feb. 25.

NYFA MARK10 In Progress CRC is pleased to be partnering with NYFA to bring the MARK10 program to the Syracuse area.  MARK is the New York Foundation for the Arts' (NYFA) statewide six-month program for visual artists who want a unique opportunity for individualized focus on the professional side of their creative practice
Be an Advocate for the Arts by Visiting Albany on Feb. 24 for Arts Day

CRC Executive Director Stephen Butler is making arrangements for a Syracuse group to visit Albany on February 24 for Arts Day.  (Note: Date Change- Arts Day was Feb. 2 but has been moved to Feb. 24.)

What is Arts Day?  It's our day on Capital Hill. 

Legislators need to see and hear from us to keep the arts in the State budget.  This is your chance to meet with your legislators, voice your opinion and hear how legislators such as Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Senator Jose Serrano are working to keep the arts alive and well in New York State.

To join a group or get more information about Arts Day, email CRC Executive Director Stephen Butler or visit the NYS Arts website for Arts Day 2010.
Opportunity Listings
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Calls for Entry

Fit To Be Bound and The Edge of Art: New York State Artists Series Artists books created by artists living in NY State wanted for the 2010 exhibition, Fit to be Bound, which will be presented at the Everson Museum of Art on April 24 - July 11, 2010.  The prospectus can be downloaded from Deadline: Feb. 1

"Go Red for Women" Exhibit
Organized by the American Heart Association, the exhibit celebrates the energy, passion, and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke.  All art forms accepted. Paintings and photos no larger than 16 x 20 framed.  One piece per person age 16 & up.  First 200 pieces will be accepted and placed on display at The Red House from February 4-10. All entries must be dropped off at The Red House or the American Heart Association by Mon., Feb. 1. (Please attach your contact information when dropping off your artwork.)

Call for Summer One Act Submissions  Appleseed Productions is encouraging new directors to submit for their 2nd Annual Summer One Act series. The show will run August 6-14, 2010.  All submissions need a director attached to the project. Directors are limited to three different one-act plays for submission.  Deadline: Feb. 1

Call for Filmmakers  Only 15 of 30 spots remain for the 4th Annual One-Take Super-8 event in Syracuse on Sat., April 10, at 7 PM at Funk-n-Waffles.  The $40 registration fee includes a cartridge of Super 8 film, processing services, and guaranteed exhibition.  Registration Deadline: Wed., Feb. 10, and spots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

Call for Artists  Art jurying for St. David's Celebration of the Arts will take place on Feb. 11. If you are an artist or know an artist who would like to be considered for this year's show, call the St. David's Episcopal Church parish office at 446-2112 466-221 to receive an application.

Request for Proposals for Outdoor Sculpture for Eastwood Commercial District Eastwood TNT Planning Council and the Syracuse Public Art Commission seek to commission a sculpture to be located on a site within the commercial core of historic Eastwood. The total project budget is $6,000 for design, fabrication and installation. The piece will become a part of the City of Syracuse's permanent art collection. Deadline for Proposals: Feb. 15

Cortland Arts and Wine Festival Over 60 artists set up on the lawn throughout the Courthouse Park for the 2009 show. Over $1,000 in prizes will be distributed including $100.00 for Best of Show. Taking place in Cortland, NY on Aug. 7, 2010; deadline June 1, 2010


Grants at the Cultural Resources Council:
2010 Decentralization and Individual Artist Grant deadlines have passed.  2011 Applications will be due in October 2010. Please keep checking our website and Face book pages as new opportunities may arise during the course of the year.

Resource Listings

Learn to Make Shaker Boxes
Taught by national instructor John Wilson.  Taking place Friday night and Saturday, March 5 & 6.  $150.  Contact Bob Casey at

Wooden Plane Making Class
Make a Block Plane, a Chisel Plane and a Jack (Razee) Bench Plane.  Taught by national instructor John Wilson.  Taking place Sunday, March 7.  $150.  Contact Bob Casey at

African Dance
Taught by Nana Anim, $10/class,
all levels welcome, Tuesdays at Westcott Community Center from 5:30 - 7 PM, for info call 315.559.4248

Open Figure Drawing
$8 drop in fee, Wednesdays at Westcott Community Center from 7 - 10 PM, for info call Iver Johnson 315.475.3400

Studio and Healing Art Classes $80/month for adults and $60/m for teens or $20 workshops or private lessons; classes in drawing, painting, clay works, jewelry making, etc. at Liverpool Art Center, ongoing

Other A resource sharing website, administered by the Rosamond Gifford Foundation, for Central New York nonprofits and businesses.

How to Submit

If you have information on an opportunity or resource available to the local arts community including calls for entry, grants, job postings, workshops, classes, etc., please email Courtney Rile at Include basic information and a link to where details can be found online or, if no online presence is available, a contact phone number.  The submission deadline is the 15th of each month prior to publication. Thank you.