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October 2010
Opportunity Listings
Resource Listings
OMOT 2010 Entry
"Chiapaneca" - Photography by Alejandro Garcia, SU,
Part of the 2010
On My Own Time Exhibit
at the Everson this October

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New CNY Representative
Rita Paniagua Appointed to NYSCA Council

The Spanish Action League's Executive Director Rita Paniagua took over this year in June replacing David Ridings on the NYSCA Council. CRC wishes David Ridings well and thanks him for his years of service. 

Bio from NYSCA's website:

Ms. Paniagua is currently Executive Director of the Spanish Action League and has been involved with the organization since 2003. Prior to working with the Spanish Action League, she was the owner of Backstage Productions in San Juan, Puerto Rico for several years. She has been recognized with numerous awards and honors for leadership in public advocacy and community service. Among her many honors, she has been recognized by the Alliance Network with the Bea Gonzalez Award, Labor Religion Coalition Community Service Award and ACIU Outstanding Community Involvement Award. Currently, Ms. Paniagua is serving on the Latino Upstate Summit Organizing Committee, Boys Scouts of America Syracuse Board, Near West Side Initative Board, La Casita Cultural Center Board and the Imagine Syracuse Board. Ms. Paniagua attended Virginia Intermont College.


Art News

NYS Cultural Data Project

New User Demo and Discussion Webinar scheduled for Oct. 13 from 10 AM - 11:30 AM EST
, recommended for all IDEAS participants

New Website Launched:

A new interactive community site to buy/sell art and engage in discussions was just launched on Sunday, Oct. 3, from 1-3 PM at the Westcott Community Center.  The event was hosted by originator Mr. Peter Svoboda in addition to the CNY Art Forum and the Westcott Community Center.

Local Invention for Hanging Heavy Art

Fayetteville arist John Fitzsimmons recently made available his new invention.  The RocLoc is a radically different type of screw anchor capable of supporting 150 pounds each in half inch drywall.

New Arts Alliance Between CNY Jazz and Orange Line Gallery

A new collaboration marks the ascendancy of a vibrant new "Downtown East" arts district in Syracuse.

CNY Jazz Central, the region's largest year-round provider of jazz programming, announced the formation of a visionary arts alliance with the Orange Line Gallery, a broad-based, multi-media exhibition and performance arts space now in a newly renovated downtown location - 106 Montgomery Street, in the former Firehouse #1, next to City Hall.

A scant two blocks east of the spectacular new gallery, the 99-seat theater at Jazz Central will be named the "Orange Line Theater at Jazz Central". CNY Jazz Central and Rarely Done Productions, its in-house theatrical company, will be creating cooperative and complementary events before and after shows at the theater - "Curtain Call" after-parties, "Narrative Night" discussion forums, and other concepts to be formulated that will capitalize on the synergy that can be created from the wide variety of experiences that the combined venues can offer in a single evening.

"Our partnership is one of both form and substance. We are associating our venues in name, of course, to create a unified brand. Programmatically, it is one that will continually seek synthesis among arts disciplines," said Larry Luttinger, Executive Director of CNY Jazz Central. "We will continually create events that will be more than the sum of their parts, and in so doing, provide patrons with fully planned evenings on highly complimentary themes."

Orange Line Gallery will be officially open on Friday October 1st, celebrating the beauty of advocating, experimenting, exploring and appreciating art and artist. The Orange Line Gallery mission is dedicated to art and the arts, and to artists earning a living in their chosen mediums. It is the mission and message of Orange Line that art is necessary to everyday good living.

Orange Line Gallery website
CNY Jazz Central website

Light Work, Urban Video Project announce new Location at Everson and Projections by Famed Video Artist and SU Alumnus Bill Viola

Light Work, in collaboration with the Connective Corridor and the Everson Museum of Art, has announced an exciting move for one of the three Urban Video Project (UVP) sites to the Everson Museum of Art.

To launch its fall season and celebrate this exciting venue change, UVP will present two videos by internationally renowned artist and Syracuse University alumnus Bill Viola at two of its sites beginning this month.

Read more on the
Urban Video Project website

Do you know about our CNY Arts Directory?

Links to Arts and Culture Resources in CNY, including:
Art Classes and Workshops, Comedy, Dance, Film and Video, Lecture, Music, Opera, Public Art, Reading, Theater, Visual Arts, Festivals and Annual Events, Other Resources and Initiatives, and Studio Spaces

Did we miss something?  Let us know if you have a link to add by emailing 

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

You Can Help Restore Critical Arts Funding in the Onondaga County Budget

Last week, the Onondaga County Legislature's Ways & Means Committee proposed to completely eliminate County Budget support for CRC and 9 other organizations!  Speak up to help us stop the proposal!

There is a hearing that will take place at 7pm tonight, Oct. 7th, in the OnCenter Ballroom.  Please join us!

Please CALL or WRITE your county legislator NOW!

Contact information for County Legislators can be found on our website by clicking HERE

Thank you for your support!

Grant Deadlines Oct. 15, Nov. 1, and Nov. 15

The CRC regrants funds from the New York State Council for the Arts for several purposes. Decentralization funds (DEC) are awarded to non-profit organizations and individual artists in Onondaga, Cortland and Oswego Counties to create and increase artistic and cultural programming in the region.  In addition, art$TART funds are awarded for educational partnerships between arts organizations or individual artists with schools in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego Counties.

Approaching Grant Deadlines:
-$500 - $5,000 Decentralization Grant Program for Projects due Oct. 15, 2010
-$1,000 NYSCA Individual Artist Program Grant for Onondaga, Cortland & Oswego Counties due Nov. 1, 2010
-$500 - $2,000 art$TART Grants due Nov. 15, 2010

art$TART Grants
$500 - $2,000 grants for educational partnerships between cultural organizations or individual artists with schools in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego counties. Due November 15.

Are you:
  • A visual, performing or literary artist with a gift for working with students?
  • A teacher with creative ideas for relating the arts to your curriculum?
  • An arts organization interested in building stronger school relationships?

The art$TART grant program offers support of up to $2,000 for substantive partnerships connecting schools with artists or arts organizations. Projects must involve at least three school-time contact sessions between the project partners and an identified group of K-12 students, and may address learning objectives in either the arts or a combination of the arts and other disciplines. For an explanation of art$TART, see the introduction at  art$TART, or download the guidelines and simplified application for 2011 projects.

On My Own Time Opens Oct. 16

"Serape Couple" - Ceramic by Walt Black, Syracuse City School District
Exhibit Opening on October 16!

This year's On My Own Time art exhibit will run Oct. 16 - Nov. 14 at the Everson Museum of Art.

Created in 1974, On My Own Time was developed in cooperation with the Everson Museum of Art. Its goal was to create a bridge between business and the arts by encouraging local employers to identify, celebrate, and promote creativity among their employees. The joint effort continues to promote an appreciation of the arts in the entire community.

77 original pieces, created by employees of local businesses, have been chosen this year by a panel of professional local artists.

The exhibit will include paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, wood work, jewelry, metal work, photography, and more.  

Participating employers are:
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Clear Channel Communications, Liverpool Art Center, Lockheed Martin, Loretto, Natur-Tyme, O'Brien & Gere, County of Onondaga, Oswego County BOCES, ProLiteracy, City of Syracuse, Syracuse City School District, Syracuse University, Upstate Medical University

Click HERE for more information or contact Kara Greene, OMOT Program Coordinator, at 315.435.2162 or e-mail

"Where Theater and Visual Arts Meet" Exhibit

Call for Artists for "RENT" Exhibit at Syracuse Stage

The Cultural Resources Council Visual Arts Program and Syracuse Stage present, "Where Theater and Visual Arts Meet," a visual exhibition of the compelling Syracuse Stage production of "RENT".
  • Submission Guidelines:
  • Size: No larger than 40" x 50"
  • Media: Includes but not limited to illustration, drawing, painting, collage and photography
  • Submission Format for Review: CD, Slides or Colorized Sketches accepted
  • Deadline- November 1, 2010

Public Artist Reception will be held on January 20, 2011

For more information, click HERE to find the Prospectus and Entry Form available for download on CRC's website.

For more information on the Syracuse Stage production of "RENT," visit Syracuse Stage's website by clicking HERE.

The Adventures of Rudolph: SAVE THE DATE!

Liv Rudolph Sat., December 11, 2010, 11 a.m.:  Rudolph flies again in The Adventures of Rudolph, a narrated holiday ballet danced by Center of Ballet and Dance Arts students! This family show is presented annually by CRC, and will be held at the Crouse-Hinds Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center in Syracuse. Call CRC at (315) 435-2155 for ticket details. (School performances are scheduled for Dec. 9 & 10.)

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Opportunity Listings
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Calls for Singers

The Syracuse Community Choir (SCC) is pleased to announce an open call for singers for their 25th Anniversary Winter Solstice Concert. Everyone is welcome, no formal music training or sight reading skills are required. Choral members should be willing and available to commit to the rehearsal schedule and concert engagements.  Regular choir rehearsals are held Wed. nights from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Westcott Community Center.  Interested singers are invited to an open rehearsal and orientation at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, on Wed., Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m.  Please direct inquiries to SCC Choral Director, Karen Mihalyi at 315-428-8151 or via email at Read about the choir HERE.

Calls for Auditions

Syracuse Stage Youth Auditions for local children ages 7 through 12 for the upcoming production: The Miracle Worker about Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. October 28 & 29. For more info click HERE

Calls for Artists

"RENT" Exhibit at Syracuse Stage The CRC Visual Arts Program and Syracuse Stage present, "Where Theater and Visual Arts Meet," a visual exhibition of the compelling Syracuse Stage production of "RENT". Submission Guidelines: Size: No larger than 40" x 50", Includes but not limited to illustration, drawing, painting, collage and photography, submit CD, Slides or Colorized Sketches, Deadline November 1, 2010. Public Artist Reception will be held on January 20, 2011

-For more information, click HERE to find the Prospectus and Entry Form available for download on CRC's website.
-For more information on the Syracuse Stage production of "RENT," visit Syracuse Stage's website by clicking HERE.

Westcott Community Center Art Gallery
is soliciting artists for 2011. Opportunities available for emerging artists, student artists and youth to have solo or group exhibits. Visit the gallery's website HERE to learn more and download the application or call the WCC at 315.478.8634.

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


Job Listings:

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center is looking for a Program Director. For a complete description of the job announcement and requirements, please email  Application review will begin on Oct. 15. No phone calls please.

Grants at the Cultural Resources Council:

Decentralization and Individual Artist Grant deadlines are coming up on Oct. 15 and Nov. 1 for the 2011 funding cycle.  Applicants must attend one of the grant workshops or meet individually with Mark J. Wright, Director of Programs and Services, prior to applying.  Visit the CRC website for a list of scheduled grant workshops and grant applications.

Want to Get to Know the Granting Process? CRC is seeking 30-35 individuals to serve as panelists for grant making decisions for the upcoming Decentralization Grants (DEC) round. Artists, educators, and community members who have a passion for the arts and cultural of the region are encouraged to participate. For more information contact Mark J. Wright, Director of Programs and Services at or 315-435-2158.

art$TART Grants $500 - $2,000 grants for educational partnerships between cultural organizations or individual artists with schools in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego counties. Due November 15.

Resource Listings
Workshops/Classes/Group Meetings

Community Darkrooms Classes and Workshops ongoing throughout the Fall of 2009.  Visit their website HERE for more information.

Watercolor Workshops by Catherine Bennett
Artwork Ten and Believers Chapel are sponsoring these workshops monthly through December on Tuesday nights. October's workshop "Color Choices For Watercolor" will include color theory, pigment properties and the decision making process for color selections. Catherine Bennett has shown in the National Watercolor Society show and is represented by a prominent Florida gallery. Her work can be viewed on line at Register by calling Catherine at 315-697-4064 or by emailing her at Class is limited to the first 20 applicants.

Fall Workshop Series
offered by Community Arts Partnership and Saltonstall Foundation at CAP ArtSpace in Center Ithaca: Ten Ways to Protect Your Intellectual Property, The Art of the Sale, Facebook 101, Building a Website using Free or Inexpensive Blog Software, and Facebook 201, Sept. 29- Dec. 2, $20 per workshop, click HERE


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 or 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, click HERE

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.