Utah Artist Opportunity: The Beer is Weak, but this Fellowship Ain’t

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Any readers located in Utah?  If so you might be interested in this visual art opportunity, but giddy-up the deadline closes in mere weeks.  This artist fellowship is interesting to me because instead of the dreaded committee, the decider is only one person.

$10,000 for Visual Arts Excellence in Utah

Fellowships are available for individual artists practicing crafts, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, artist’s bookmaking, and working in new genres, conceptual arts and video. Fellowship grants do not require matching funds.

Applying artists must demonstrate professionalism in their art through quality images and documentation. Artists must be Utah residents not enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program.

Deadline: September 11, 2009

Download Application Here

As of 2006, all applicants for Utah Arts Council grants and fellowships must register for a Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS) number. This number is free and IS used as an important advocacy tool for the arts.

To apply as an INDIVIDUAL, click HERE for step-by-step instructions (please read before applying online).

2010 Juror: Jon Stuart

Jon Stuart is a photographer in Jackson, Wyoming. His work is focused on the modern West. He was a teaching assistant for the Ansel Adams Yosemite Workshops and has lead photography workshops for the Teton Science School, the Snake River Institute, Central Wyoming College and the Art Association of Jackson, Wyoming. His work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Nicolaysen Museum and the Wyoming State Museum. He is represented by the Oswald Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming.

If you would like more information on the Fellowship Program, please contact:

Lila Abersold, labersold@utah.gov
(801) 533-3581

Laura Durham, ldurham@utah.gov
(801) 533-3582

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Noorderlicht PhotoFestival Opens Sept. 5 in Groningen

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I’m pleased to have a piece in the show, “The Pursuit of Happiness” from my World War II series in this year’s Noorderlicht Photofestival.  I’m unable to attend the opening and show, but just received an email today saying that I can put some guests on the list for the opening.  As a friend of Look Underfoot, I’d be happy to put you on the guest list, just post a comment with your name if you are going to be in Groningen on Sept. 5 or so.  Here’s the 411:

The  16th edition of the Noorderlicht Photofestival will open
on Saturday, 5 September at 5 pm in the Der Aa-kerk in Groningen.
The opening ceremonies will be conducted by Ms Els H. Swaab,
Chairman of the Dutch Council for Culture
Speaker: MaryAnne Golon, photography editor and media consultant
Guests of honour are Stuart Franklin, Lauren Heinz, Simon Njami,
Marc Prüst and Bas Vroege, guest curators for Human Conditions.
Noorderlicht Photography | Akerkhof 12 | 9711 JB Groningen NL
http://www.noorderlicht.com

Looking for Something Art-y to Do in Washington, DC?

Check out the Pink Line Project’s fantastic calendar of all things arty in our nations capitol.  Bookmark it or be incomplete forever.  Thanks Phillipa & Team!

The Six Most Common Mistakes Artists Make When Approaching Galleries

Via Lenny, probably familiar things not to do by readers of this blog, but from a new book you might want to check out this new book: “Starving” to Successful: The Artist’s Guide to Growing your Art Career and Becoming a Gallery Artist written by Scottsdale Arizona gallerist J. Jason Horejs of Xanadu Gallery.  Not sure how this compares to the previously mentioned and highly recommended Art/Work.  Any thoughts please comment.

So I went to the Barbie 50th Anniversary Convention

I am Outnumbered © Susana Raab 2009

I am Outnumbered © Susana Raab 2009

Miss Universe Barbies © Susana Raab 2009

Miss Universe Barbies © Susana Raab 2009

Barbie Never Has a Bad Hair Day © Susana Raab 2009

Barbie Never Has a Bad Hair Day © Susana Raab 2009

Barbie Loves Chachi © Susana Raab 2009

Barbie Loves Chachi © Susana Raab 2009

Barbie of the Many-Colored Legs © Susana Raab 2009

Barbie of the Many-Colored Legs © Susana Raab 2009

Love Me a Good 1920's reenactment © Susana Raab 2009

Love Me a Good 1920's reenactment © Susana Raab 2009

No, Nothing is Sacred © Susana Raab 2009

No, Nothing is Sacred © Susana Raab 2009

World's Most Expensive Barbie: Posterior © Susana Raab 2009

World's Most Expensive Barbie: Posterior © Susana Raab 2009

World's Most Expensive Barbie © Susana Raab 2009

World's Most Expensive Barbie © Susana Raab 2009

Super Barbie is Made in China Too © Susana Raab 2009

SuperStar Barbie is Made in China Too © Susana Raab 2009

Daughter of Barbie? © Susana Raab 2009

Daughter of Barbie? © Susana Raab 2009

Barbie Art (present company excluded) © Susana Raab 2009

Barbie Art (present company excluded) © Susana Raab 2009

Whatever Happened to Barbie Jane? © Susana Raab 2009

Whatever Happened to Barbie Jane? © Susana Raab 2009

Full Disclosure: Mom never let me play with Barbies.

Wisconsin Dells: My Post-Apocalyptic Vision

Mount Olympus, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin © Susana Raab 2009

Mount Olympus, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin © Susana Raab 2009

The Bratwurst Was Pretty Good

GermanFest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin © Susana Raab 2009

GermanFest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin © Susana Raab 2009