The Survivor

 

The Official Newsletter of Survivors Art Foundation

October 2009: Breast Cancer Awareness Month


 

A Note from our Founder: Candy Brokaw

 

Every year in October free mammograms are offered. Every year in October reminders go around to do those self exams, and to get those mammograms. Every October women are diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Every October women struggle through the disease and through treatments. Many emerge from the battle not unscathed but alive. Some women do not have such luck.  Ear marking October is a start but consciousness regarding breast cancer must be raised all year long.  Please take the time to care of your body or encourage those you love to take care of themselves. Early Detection is the key to this disease. To remember those we have lost. To celebrate those that have survived we must work together to make sure that we are vigilant all year long!

 

I would also like to thank everyone that submitted work to the fantastic 4th Annual Outsider Art in the Hamptons Exhibit.  The exhibit was a huge success and my only regret is that we were unable to include all of the work that was submitted.

 

In this issue:

 

       Meet: The Fountain Gallery

       Meet: Pure Vision Arts

       Announcing The5th Annual Outsider Art in the Hamptons Exhibit

       Announcing A New SAF Exhibit: The Body Distorted

       Useful Links

       Artistic Opportunities

 

Meet: The Fountain Gallery

Fountain Gallery is the premier venue in New York City representing artists with mental illness. The Gallery exhibits work by trained and self-taught artists and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators, and cultural institutions, providing a platform for exchange and public dialogue. Find out more at www.fountaingallerynyc.com.

 

Meet: Pure Vision Arts

Pure Vision Arts is a studio and exhibition space located in New York City for artists with autism and other developmental challenges.  Find out more at www.purevisionarts.org.

 

Announcing The5th Annual Outsider Art in the Hamptons Exhibit

 

The Survivors Art Foundation is seeking submissions for the 5th Annual Outsider Art in the Hamptons Exhibit. 

Only self-taught artists will be accepted.

Please send JPG's ONLY to safe@survivorsartfoundation.org

In this economic climate we want to support our members so there is no charge for entry.

Submissions will only be accepted by email only for this exhibit. (DO NOT send slides or discs)

 

Deadline: March 2010

 

 Announcing A New SAF Exhibit: The Body Distorted

 

SAF is currently putting together a new groundbreaking installation.  We are accepting art from all trained and untrained artists. The Body Distortions Exhibit will display art with a special emphasis on drawing attention to the distorted ways people and the media see our bodies. For example, the ways men and women distort themselves with procedures like plastic surgery, classic distortions like Chinese foot binding, and other ways we distort ourselves like by becoming anorexic.

 

Please send JPG's ONLY to safe@survivorsartfoundation.org

In this economic climate we want to support our members so there is no charge for entry.

Submissions will only be accepted by email only for this exhibit. (DO NOT send slides or discs)

 

Deadline:  Dec 31, 2009

 

 

Useful Links & Resources

 

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is an international, non-profit, professional association organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation and to address its relevance to other theoretical constructs.

 

http://www.isst-d.org/

 

The Society for Photographic Education

http://spenational.org/

 

This society is a non-profit membership organization that provides a forum for the discussion of photography-related media as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. Through its interdisciplinary programs, services and publications, the society seeks to promote a broader understanding of the medium in all its forms, and to foster the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism.

 

National Mental Health Association

http://www.nmha.org/

 

 Sidran Foundation, American Art

http://www.sidran.org/

 

Art Therapists Association

http://www.arttherapy.org/

 

Fountain House

http://www.fountainhouse.org/

 

http://www.hospitalaudiences.org/

 

Very Special Arts 

http://www.vsarts.org/

 

The Poetry Kit

http://www.poetrykit.org/callsforsubs.htm

 

Fine Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Prints, New Media, Photography, Installation, Performancene Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Prints, New Media, Photography, Installation, Performance

http://www.callsandopps.com/

 

http://www.nyfa.org/opportunities.asp?type=Opportunity&opp=OppArtist&id=95&fid=1&sid=54

 

Arts in Transit

http://www.artsintransit.org/pages/opportunities-call2.html

 

For Artists in California Check Out:

http://www.cac.ca.gov/artistcall/

Artist Trust

http://www.artisttrust.org/about_us

 

 

Artistic Opportunities

 

The Great American Poetry Show

The Great American Poetry Show is a serial poetry anthology open year-round to submissions of poems in any subject, in any style, and in any number with a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope). Submissions without a SASE will be forwarded to other dimensions to fulfill the nutritional needs of myriad entities. Email poems only from outside USA/Canada. Simultaneous submissions and previously published poems are welcome. Contributors receive one free copy. Volume 2 of the Great American Poetry Show is now accepting submissions at:
The Great American Poetry Show
P.O. Box 69506
West Hollywood, California 90069

Published by - The Muse Media, info@tgaps.net,   323-969-4905

www.tgaps.net

 

 

November 10, 2009

The Sketchbook Project: Library (Extended Deadline!) Be one of the founding contributors to The Sketchbook Library by signing up to receive a sketchbook, filling it up with art, and sending it back. Sketchbooks offers a glimpse into an artist's life, which is why we want to make a publicly accessible library of sketchbooks that people can browse, peruse, and check out. We think that this sketchbook collection has the potential to open a new line of communication between the artist and the viewer, since the experience of making and viewing are both so personal. Anyone can sign up to receive a sketchbook. Before joining our permanent collection, sketchbooks will be exhibited at select galleries across the US. Each sketchbook will be barcoded and cataloged, allowing visitors to choose what they want to look at via theme, medium, geographic location, name of the artist, etc. Sketchbooks will be show in LA, Brooklyn, Chicago, Atlanta, and St. Louis. To sign up to receive a Sketchbook please visit: OR For more info on Art House, please visit: http://www.arthousecoop.com

 

November 13, 2009

SIXTY SQUARE INCHES - 17th Biennial North American Small Print Exhibition. Open to artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Entries must be original fine art prints in any media except straight photography. Image size may not exceed 60 square inches (height x width). Dates of exhibition are March 8 through April 25, 2010. Juror will be Jenny Schmid of bikini press international and the University of Minnesota. Selections will be made from digital images. A non-refundable entry fee of $25 entitles the artist to submit up to three (3) images of original works completed in the last 3 years (2007-2009). Entries must be made on the official entry form available from: Craig Martin, Purdue University Galleries, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, 552 West Wood St, West Lafayette IN 47907-2002 OR 765-494-3061 OR http://www.purdue.edu/galleries OR cdmartin@purdue.edu

 

November 30, 2009

EMERGING ARTISTS 2010 Eighteenth annual competition for gallery exhibition and awards. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists. It will be held in March 2010 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. There will be a $1000 cash award and $2400 in publication awards. For prospectus e-mail: slowart@aol.com OR print from the website at: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/ea2010.htm OR send SASE to" SlowArt Productions, 123 Warren St, Hudson NY 12534

 

Nov 06, 2009

CALL FOR METALWORKING & JEWELRY Back to Basics calls to artists to use metalworking and jewelry techniques to both glorify craftsmanship and provide relevant content in their work. As contemporary artists, we are obligated to nod to the traditions of our past while leaving a definable mark for future generations to decipher. Please join us in celebrating the many themes and working practices of metalworking artists from across the world. At least $1,500 will be awarded at the juror's discretion. A publication will accompany the exhibit. Entry fee. Contact: Christian H. Cutler, Director of Galleries, Stephen F Austin State University OR 936-468-1131 OR refined@sfasu.edu