DCCC Craft Fair
The Craft Fair has been going on for 45 years and I’ve been aware of it since 1986 when we began running their call for participants and then the announcement for the Fair itself held the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year November 26 & 27 from 10am-4pm the shopping will begin!
As I look around my home and sometimes at friends’ homes there are items I see and am reminded of the Fair and my numerous purchases over the years. What nice memories…
Dutchess Community College hosts this fair with more than 100 artists. This is just one of numerous fundraising events that the Foundation holds to raise over $375,000 in scholarships, faculty/staff mini-grants and educational enhancements annually. Over 140 students benefit from the scholarships.
Woodstock School of Art Holiday Sale
The Woodstock School of Art Holiday Sale, Affordable Art Sale and “Hot Off the Press” Print Auction will be held on Saturday, December 3, from noon to 4 p.m.
The Affordable Art Sale showcases unique works of more than a dozen fine artists, which include Woodstock School of Art students and instructors Eric Angeloch, Melanie Delgado and Chris Seubert and Board of Director member Nancy Campbell.
WSA Holiday Sale features all sorts of art goodies, including art books, frames, and miscellaneous art supplies donated by friends of the school. There are terrific buys so get there early
As a special addition to the events at the WSA during the Holiday Sale, Kate McGloughlin will demonstrate how to make a monoprint.
See prints created right before your eyes and bid on your favorite to take home! The demo and fast-paced print auction will take place in the Robert Angeloch Gallery from 1 – 1:30 pm.
The Woodstock School of Art is located on route 212 between Woodstock and Saugerties. For more information: 845-679-2388, or email email@example.com.
National Association of Women Artists
In January 31, 1889, five innovative women, Anita C. Ashley, Adele Frances Bedell, Elizabeth S. Cheever, Grace Fitz-Randolph and Edith Mitchel Prellwitz met to discuss the formation of a women’s art organization. This was a time when women artists were associated primarily with crafts and decorative arts. The founders of NAWA envisioned an organization that would promote higher standards for women artists and provide them with the opportunity to exhibit their work. Professional women artists are welcome to apply for membership to NAWA. For details, please visit, http://www.thenawa.org or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NAWA sponsors the biennial $5,000 Margo Harris Hammerschlag Direct Carving Award in sculpture, which is an open competition given to an American woman sculptor whose process is original with a minimum of 75% produced by direct carving. It is based on a body of work demonstrating a commitment to form. The final decision is based on artistic excellence. The deadline to apply for the 2017 Hammerschlag award is November 27, 2016. To apply, please visit http://www.thenawa.org/awards/
This fall, the Newark Museum http://www.newarkmuseum.org/ has unveiled its newly redesigned Native American galleries that feature more than 200 objects from throughout the United States and Canada. Native Artists of North America presents a fully reinterpreted selection of works from the Museum’s permanent collection, dating from the early 19th century to the present, including many objects never before exhibited.
Twenty-seven tribal nations are represented in Native Artists of North America, grouped roughly by region to represent the richness of distinct geographical areas and the diversity of living tribal cultures. The result of a collaborative curatorial process involving a number of internationally recognized Native American artists and scholars, the objects on view are organized to highlight strengths of the collection, including Northwest Coast (Haida, Tlingit, and Tsimshian), Northern California (Pomo) and the Southwest (Pueblo watercolors and pottery, and Navajo and Hopi textiles).
The Newark Museum began collecting Native North American Art in 1910, and that collection has grown to more than 2,000 works of indigenous art from the continental Unites States, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada. While the arts of the Americas includes more than 4,000 objects, ranging from Alaska to Argentina and spanning the pre-Columbian era to the present, Native Artists of North America will focus on highlights from Newark’s comprehensive North American collection. By situating the new galleries at the entrance to the permanent installation of American Art, which will be renamed Seeing America, the Museum reinforces the curatorial philosophy that Native American art is a crucial part of American art.
The Newark Museum, in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, is the state’s largest museum. It holds fine collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. Its extensive collections of American art include works by Hiram Powers, Thomas Cole, John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Church, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Joseph Stella, Tony Smith and Frank Stella.