CRC Newsletter

July 2011  
Opportunity Listings
Resource Listings
Art News


IDEAS Report


Central New York is rich in diverse arts and culture! The large number, wide variety, and high quality of our cultural and arts offerings are unusual for a community of our size. However, arts funding is often the first to be reduced or eliminated in periods of economic stress, and audiences can begin to shrink over time. A new initiative, The IDEAS Collaborative, was launched in May 2010 to bring arts groups and funders together to create a new, and more stable funding base, increase arts participation and audience size, and establish collaborative opportunities among arts agencies.


The IDEAS Collaborative is comprised of six local funders and 43 Onondaga County organizations involved in the arts. The group engaged Surale Phillips of Decision Support Partners Inc., to assess current and potential audiences in Central New York. The collaborative began its work in May, 2010, and has recently issued its Phase 1 Report. A snapshot of the group's recommendations follow, and you can read the complete recommendations and full report




1. Develop a broad-based marketing campaign to promote arts and culture in our area, to include a comprehensive website and other new media, and traditional elements as well.


2. Build the capacity of the Cultural Resources Council to:

a. respond to the needs of the community and organizations

b. manage a widespread marketing campaign and website

c. administer planning and implementation grants for audience development activity


3. Provide each IDEAS organization with their specific marketing analysis [with explanations and future support by the consultant]


4. Establish an IDEAS Fund at the CNY Community Foundation to distribute grants for both collective and individual implementation efforts.


5. Encourage organizations to continue to meet and collaborate.


"The CRC staff and board are excited and pleased to be working with the IDEAS Collaborative. The results of Phase I have provided crucial information for the growth and vitality of our communities and will benefit all of its participants -- the arts and culture groups, government, the foundations, academics, and the general public. IDEAS is an excellent example of the kinds of collaborations that are needed to help sustain and enhance our local economy and quality of life - now more than ever."  

-CRC Executive Director Stephen Butler 


ArtsWeek 2011   


It's that time of year again!  ArtsWeek, the Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival and the Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival are all taking place the last weekend in July.

For more details, click below:

41st Annual AmeriCU Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival

Syracuse Stories






Beryl "Billie" Burdick   

Mrs. Beryl Harvey Burdick, 91, formerly of Syracuse, NY, died Friday, July 1, in Boston, MA. She was the wife of Dr. Daniel Burdick, whom she married in 1949.... Active in the Syracuse community for many years, in particular with youth programs, Mrs. Burdick began her volunteer work with the Dunbar Center, an organization that exposed her to the problems of low-income and minority families. She later served as the first president of the Dunbar Auxiliary. Mrs. Burdick was the prime mover behind the founding of Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU), a program to encourage young people to stay in shcool. She was instrumental in starting the Foundation to Advance Arts and Athletics in Syracuse (FAAAS), which came to the aid of city schools that were suffering from cuts in arts and athletics. She served as the first president of FAAAS, devoting hundreds of volunteer hours to promote arts and athletic programs in city schools. Literacy was another cornerstone of Mrs. Burdick's volunteer activities. She was active with Literacy Volunteers, in particular offering literacy opportunities to minority students. In later years, due to her love of music, Mrs. Burdick was an active volunteer with the Society for New Music, an organization dedicated to bringing new music to the community. Mrs. Burdick was once called a "modest heroine," never wanting the focus to be on her but rather always letting others take credit for much of the work she had done. Due to her many community activities, Mrs. Burdick had been the recipient of numerous awards; in 1962 she was named the Post-Standard Woman of Achievement in youth development. She received the Onondaga County Bar Association's Annual Youth Service Award. In 1984 Mrs. Burdick received the highest award of the National Council of Jewish Women, the Hannah G. Solomon sculpture, which recognizes a woman who has improved the quality of life for people of all ages and backgrounds, a woman who has motivated others to fight for change.


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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

Visit the Directory HERE.

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,

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...along with support by the Onondaga County Trust for Cultural Resources,

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...and Onondaga County.
News from the Cultural Resources Council: 

NYFA Visual Artists Consultations  

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Statewide Consulting Program to
Provide One on One Consultations to Visual Artists 

The Cultural Resources Council will be hosting individual consultations for visual artists with trained New York Foundation for the Arts Statewide Consultants on Saturday, September 24 in Syracuse, NY. Artists seeking professional feedback on questions related to finding exhibition opportunities, sharing a new body of work, preparing an artist statement, planning a website, locating artist residencies or other business issues will get a private 20 minute consultation.  The fee is $20 per consultation.  If you decide to reserve time with both consultants the fee is $35.  This is not a quality based portfolio review, but a chance to get practical and professional advice on the business of your fine art practices. 

Registration is limited, please email Courtney Rile at to reserve an appointment time and request a consulting questionnaire.  The questionnaire needs to be turned in prior to attending.  Artists may select which consultant to speak with.  NYFA Consultants Ben Altman and Leigh Yardley are regional artists/educators who are MARK alumni selected through a competitive process to become consultants capable of providing guidance to both emerging and established artists.  NYFA, in collaboration with partnering organizations, chose MARK Alumni based on their demonstrated professional development and leadership skills.

This event is part of NYFA's Statewide Consulting Program supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Click HERE to read the consultant bios on our website.

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Local Organizations
Join On My Own Time 2011 

The Cultural Resources Council, in cooperation with the Everson Museum of Art, is pleased to present the 38th annual On My Own Time participating organizations!

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SUNY Upstate logoWRVO - Lead Media Sponsor

Upstate Medical University
- Gold Level participating company

OMOY 2011 City of Syracuse - Stanley Allen Ayres, Winter Wave Watching
City of Syracuse- Stanley Allen Ayres (artist)
Winter Wave Watching (Color Photography) 
AXA Advisors LLC

City of Syracuse
County of

Liverpool Art  

Lockheed Martin

O'Brien & Gere
L. & J. G. Stickley
Syracuse City
  School District

Syracuse Stage
Syracuse University

This past spring, each business hosted its own exhibit of employees' original visual art pieces, created in a wide range of mediums. These individual exhibits were adjudicated by a panel of local professional artists, and the selected pieces will be displayed in a special exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art, opening September 17 and closing on October 16, 2011.

For information about On My Own Time, please click
HERE or call the On My Own Time line at 315.435.2162. 


Save the Date!


Rudolph logoSchool Shows: 

Wed., Dec. 7, 2011 at 10 AM

Thurs., Dec. 8, 2011 at 10 AM

Fri., Dec. 9, 2011 at 10 AM & 12 PM


Click here to download an order form for the school performances. Orders must be placed by September 30th to receive early bird pricing.


Public Performance:

Sat., Dec. 10, 2011 at 11 AM  


This family show, now in its 34th year, is a holiday tradition presented by the Cultural Resources Council performed by the Center for Ballet and Dance Arts. Join us at the Crouse-Hinds Theater, John H. Mulroy Civic Center in Syracuse and help Rudolph and the elves save Christmas from Witch Winter Grey! (All performances will be sign-interpreted.) Tickets for the public performance will go on sale in the fall.  Check the CRC website for reservation information.

For more information, CLICK HERE to visit the The Adventures of Rudolph page on the CRC's website.

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Save the Date!


Next year's festival will be:

Saturday, March 31, 2012

For more information, CLICK HERE to visit the Festival page on the CRC's website.

Opportunity Listings  Please click on blue titles for links to more information.  If a link doesn't work, contact    

Calls for Artists / Auditions

The Other New York: 2012- DEADLINE EXTENDED through July 14  This will be a community-wide, multi-venue biennial exhibition that is the result of a major collaboration among 12 art organizations in Syracuse. This ambitious project aims to highlight the rich talent of artists across Upstate New York, with a special focus on Central New York and the surrounding counties. The project will offer diverse arts venues and outdoor public spaces for contemporary creative expression on a scale not before seen in Syracuse. In addition, TONY: 2012 demonstrates the power of artistic partnerships to boost public awareness of the arts by presenting opportunities for the community to connect with exhibitions, programs, and events offered simultaneously throughout the city.


TONY: 2012 is organized by the Everson Museum of Art in collaboration with ArtRage--The Norton Putter Gallery, Community Folk Art Center, Erie Canal Museum, Light Work, Punto de Contacto/Point of Contact, Red House Arts Center, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, SUArt Galleries, Urban Video Project, The Warehouse Gallery, and the City of Syracuse.


The selection process for TONY: 2012 will differ from past Everson Biennials due to the broad scope of the project and the multiple institutions involved. Only online submissions will be accepted. A curatorial team composed of representatives from each of the 12 venues will review all electronic submissions. The curators will conduct studio visits with artists of interest throughout the summer and fall. The final artist selection and venue location will be determined by the curatorial team and announced in December, 2011.


Submission Guidelines

* Only online submissions will be accepted.

* All artists in the Upstate New York Region are eligible.

* All media will be accepted and new work is strongly encouraged.

* Proposals/designs for site-specific installations will be considered.

* Submissions must be recent work, made in the past 2 years.

* The Everson reserves the right to photograph or use reproductions of any work entered in the exhibition for non-commercial purposes including publicity and education, unless otherwise notified by the artist in writing.

* All selected art must remain on view until the close of the exhibition.

* Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. July 14, 2011. 


To submit work, please visit



The 3rd Annual Salt City Urban Art and Craft Market will take place on Sat., Oct. 22, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. They are accepting applications for artist vendors through July 31. For an application and more information, please visit the website at



National Cup Show 2011 is an exhibit presented by the Dutchess County Arts Association/ Barrett Clay Works in Poughkeepsie, NY, that highlights the many diverse interpretations of the cup.  The juror is Adam Welch, Director of Greenwich House Pottery in Manhattan, NY.  Open to all U.S. ceramic artists, age 18 and over. All works submitted must be 90% clay. Both functional and non-functional pieces are welcome. Entry fee is $30 for the first 3 images; $6 for each additional image.  Entry Deadline is Friday, August 12 at 6 PM.  For more information and to download a prospectus visit or contact Loretta Spence at (845) 471-2550 or or Eileen Sackman at    



Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival Get close to the music by signing up to volunteer at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, July 29 through 31 in Clinton Square.  Volunteers are needed throughout the event for a variety of tasks. Hours are July 29, 5:00-11:00 pm; July 30, 12:00-11:00 pm; and July 31, 1:00-9:30 pm. Shifts are typically three hours. Standing and walking are requirements, and people skills are a must.  There will be a Volunteer Information Meeting at Jazz Central (441 E. Washington St.) on July 19 at 5:30 pm to answer all your questions and provide information on the three-day festival. The meeting should last one hour and light refreshments will be served.  Each volunteer will receive a 2011 festival T-shirt and a Volunteer Neck Badge allowing access to the (air conditioned) Volunteer Area for refreshments.  Call 315-479-5299 or e-mail 

for more information and to sign up.

SYRFILMFEST'11 is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who want to contribute to the continued success of one of the leading International Film Festivals in the country. By becoming part of the festival team, you will network with other people, see films, and play a valuable role in the festival organization.

From theater entrances to hospitality centers to special events, volunteers are everywhere at the Festival. Over 200 volunteers dedicate their time to help make the Festival a thriving environment for international film. As a charitable, not-for-profit cultural organization, SYRFILMFEST has always depended on the generosity of our diverse team of volunteers. We are grateful for the considerable contributions made by our volunteers every year and know that we could not launch the Festival without their dedication and support. If you want to join a devoted group of fun--loving film enthusiasts, please consider joining the SYRFILMFEST team.

SYRFILMFEST'11 will host two volunteer orientation meetings in August/September 2011. If you are interested in becoming a part of the SYRFILMFEST'11 team, please complete the volunteer application on the website, or email for more information.


Resource Listings   
Workshops/Classes/Group Meetings      


Finger Lakes Plein Air Workshop Artists David Beale and Emily Gibbons will teach a plein air workshop Thursday, July 7th through Sunday, July 10th around Cortland, NY.  David Beale has won numerous national awards for his watercolors, and teaches both studio classes and plein air workshops.  He is a signature member of the PA Watercolor Society.  Emily Gibbons has a degree in Studio Art from SUNY Geneseo and has painted extensively in plein air in both the Finger Lakes of New York and Ireland.  Both instructors have a contagious enthusiasm for painting outdoors that they combine with their extensive knowledge and experience.  They have cofounded the Tioughnioga River Plein Air Painters, a local chapter of the New York Plein Air Painters.  To learn more about the instructors and to see their work, visit and  The workshop will focus on specific plein air techniques and skills to simplify and capture the essence of a scene.
Instruction will be provided in both watercolor and oil.  The daily schedule will include:
        Class Instruction with demonstrations
        Daily painting on location, featuring scenery within the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate NY with one-on-one assistance.
        Boxed Lunch included
        Group critique
To Register:
Cost:  $280. Enrollment limited to 15 participants.
Contact for more information: or 607-753-7786




Community Darkrooms Classes and Workshops
Ongoing.  Visit their website HERE for more information. 

Clayscapes Pottery Adult classes in handbuilding and wheel throwing for all levels of experience.  Find info on current classes on

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

Downtown Writers Center
offers creative writing classes  and workshops on a regular basis.  For more information click HERE. 

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. For a complete description of classes and fees visit or contact Kat Kane, Arts Studio Director at 637-2025 ext 216.   

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

Other A resource sharing website, administered by the Rosamond Gifford Foundation, for Central New York nonprofits and businesses. The Oswego Arts Collaborative, a local service and advocacy organization whose mission is to be a catalyst for the economic development and sustainability of visual and performing arts, is compiling a list of artists and arts organizations interested in strengthening the cultural life of Oswego County. All artists, groups and

residents interested in receiving regular information about the Collaborative and its initiatives or in taking part in the mission of the Collaborative are asked to email

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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 20th of each month prior to publication. Thank you.