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August 2010
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"Festival of Festivals"
Syracuse ArtsWeek 2010

Top: 40th Annual Arts & Crafts Fest / Middle & Bottom: 40 Below Public Art Task Force ArtStrong and 5 & Dime pARTy, photos courtesy of Cayetano Valenzuela
Images of ArtsWeek Events

Dozens of arts and cultural organizations collaborated to present the Orange Line Gallery ArtsWeek, a two-weekend program of visual and performing arts events: July 29 to August 1, and August 7, 2010.

Among the key elements of ArtsWeek are:

-40th Annual AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival, presented by the Downtown Committee
-Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival
-Blue Rain ECOfest
-20th annual Syracuse New Times Street Painting Festival
-Syracuse University Bookstore Book Fair
-Arts walk featuring interactive and participatory arts activities
-Family Friendzy, presented by the City of Syracuse
-Candlelight Evening in Armory Square, featuring the Syracuse Opera
-Art Strong exhibit and 5 & Dime pARTy presented by the 40 Below Public Art Task Force
Funding for the two anchor festivals was provided by grants through Senator John A. DeFrancisco.

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Arts Wing at
The Warehouse

CRC Intern Tammy Jones will be staffing the Warehouse mini-cluster through August 19.  She is pursuing her BFA from Sage College of Albany, NY and will also be taking classes at both OCC and SUNY Oswego over the summer.
  VPA Names Julliard's Ralph Zito new Department Drama chair
photo of Ralph Zito from VPA website
photo of Ralph Zito from VPA website

Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has announced that Ralph Zito, a theater professional in voice, text and dialects who most recently served as the chair of the Juilliard School Drama Division's voice and speech department, has been named chair of the Department of Drama. More info on VPA website HERE.
WRVO interviews
Syracuse Symphony's
Daniel Hage

In this week's Campbell Conversations, we'll hear from Daniel Hege, music director of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. These stories and more on WRVO's Weekly Edition.
Click HERE to listen.

Cultural Resources Council

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Cultural Resources Council
is supported by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
What's New at the
Cultural Resources Council

New August Grant Information Sessions Scheduled

Dates of Workshops Now in Progress:

-August 4 @ Cortland Cultural Council, 9 North Main St., Cortland, 6-8 PM
-August 9 @ Jordan Library, 15 Mechanic St., Jordan, 6-8 PM
-August 10 @ Tully Free Library, 12 State St., Tully, 6-8 PM
-August 16 @ Cultural Resources Council, 411 Montgomery St., Syr, 6-8 PM

$500 - $5,000 Decentralization Grant Program for Projects in Onondaga, Cortland & Oswego Counties due Oct. 15, 2010

$1,000 NYSCA Individual Artist Program Grant for Onondaga, Cortland & Oswego Counties due Nov. 1, 2010

To apply for a grant, you must attend a grant workshop.

Coming Up in the Fall:
  • On My Own Time Exhibit is Oct. 15 - Nov. 14 @ Everson Museum
  • Grant Deadlines are Oct. 15 & Nov. 1 (see above)
  • School day performances of "The Adventures of Rudolph" are Dec. 8/9/10 @ Crouse Hinds Concert Theatre in Civic Center. The Family day performance is Saturday, Dec. 11.

Opportunity Listings
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Calls for Artists

Showcase of Central New York Emerging Women Artists Seeks Submissions The Red House Arts Center invites CNY emerging women artists to submit digital images of recent work for review for the September 2010 through April 2011 exhibition schedule for a series of fine art exhibitions by CNY emerging women artists. Funded by a grant from the Rothenberg Family Foundation whose aim is "to support programs that educate and empower women so that they may live happier and more productive lives, and hold a more equitable position in society." Exhibits will coincide with events featuring theatre, music, and poetry, all in celebration of women.  Only CNY artists, all media and styles are considered, including installation. Deadline Aug. 15, 2010.

Stone Canoe by Tom Huff
Stone Canoe by Tom Huff
Stone Canoe Art Awards Stone Canoe, a Journal of Arts and Ideas from Upstate New York, will offer a new set of prizes for its 2011 edition, designed specifically for Syracuse City School District (SCSD) high school students. Funded by the Gifford Foundation, the prizes will be awarded in four categories, conforming to the four primary content areas featured in the journal: visual arts, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Students currently in grades 9, 10 and 11 in the SCSD will be eligible to submit entries. The prize winners in each category will receive a certificate and a cash award of $500, and their entries will be published in Stone Canoe Number 5, scheduled for publication in January 2011.  All entries must be sent to the journal via the website, Deadline is Sept. 30.

Call for Photographers
Now through Oct. 2010, photographers are invited to take pictures of The Stone Quarry Hill Art Park and submit seasonal photos monthly to The Art and Exhibition Committee for inclusion in the 2011 Art Park Calendar. Every photographer that is registered will have at least one photo in an exhibition scheduled for Sun. July 24, 2011 - Aug. 14, 2011 in the Winner Art Gallery located on the Art Park grounds.  Cost to submit: $35 ($25 for members).  For more info and to receive a registration form, contact


Grants at the Cultural Resources Council:

Decentralization and Individual Artist Grant deadlines have been announced for the fall of 2010 for the 2011 funding cycle.  Applicants must attend one of the grant workshops prior to applying.  Visit the CRC website for a list of scheduled grant workshops and grant applications.

Resource Listings

Art Camp at Schweinfurth Art Center
for ages 6 - 14, $95 for nonmembers per week.  Classes run weekly through August 13.  For more information click HERE.

Everson Museum of Art E-TAGS Adult and Teen Classes
in Life Drawing, Digital Photography, Collage Art, and Landscape Painting with Watercolors.  All classes take place in July and August at The Syracuse University Warehouse 350 W. Fayette St.  For more info visit or contact Kimberly Griffiths (315) 474-6064 x 310 or

World Dance & Drum Classes Wacheva Cultural Arts offers World Dance & Drum Classes at One Village Dance Centre in West African dance & drum, Salsa, Samba, NIA, Belly dance, Zumba, Kazoon (afro-modern), Flamenco , Ballroom and women's drumming; Monday - Sunday. Beginners welcome! Go to for the complete schedule, or call 315-396-0748. Classes are $10 adults, $7 students.

Y Arts
Register for classes in pottery, drawing, painting, ballroom dance, jazz and ballet. Classes are available to everyone, from preschoolers through adults. Each session lasts for 6 weeks and all art materials are supplied by the Y Arts Studio. Open to YMCA Members and
Non-members.  Private music lessons also available in guitar, drums, violin, voice, piano and wind instruments.  All Y Arts classes are taught by professional artists, musicians and dancers.  For a complete description of classes and fees visit www.ymcaofgreatersyracuse.orgor contact Kat Kane, Arts Studio Director at 637-2025 ext 216.

Glass Classes Glass artist Amber Blanding offers instruction at Brennan Stained Glass Studio every Tuesday 6-9pm for Hot Glass Bead Making and every Thursday 6-9pm for Fused Glass Jewelry classes. There are also ongoing Stained Glass Classes every Wednesday night from 6-9pm taught by Brennan's staff. Once you take a class in the basics of either glass class you can come in for Open Studio Time and use the fully equipped studio by the hour. 

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

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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.