Edmonds Arts Commission thanks Mary Monfort, and more
The Edmonds Arts Commission released its Arts Bulletin full of thanks, along with notices for upcoming events and activities:
Thank You Mary Monfort: The Edmonds Arts Commission will miss Mary Monfort’s involvement after her service for the past 10 years. In 2003 Mary was selected to fill a general position on the Arts Commission, serving a partial term and then completing two full terms finishing in December 2012.
Mary first volunteered with the Arts Commission in 2002 for the Write on the Sound Steering Committee and went on to chair WOTS for several years. Her organizational skills and background in development work with nonprofits were effective in recruiting generous community sponsors for the conference. A strong advocate for the arts, Mary served on numerous committees, including Scholarships, Best Book Poster Contest and represented the Arts Commission in the update of the City Parks & Open Space Plan. Her involvement in other community organizations such as the Friends of the Edmonds Library, helped strengthen a number of partnerships for the Arts Commission and made her an effective ambassador for the arts. We are grateful for the many volunteer hours, enthusiasm, and creativity she has contributed to supporting the arts in Edmonds.
Kidstock at EAC on January 19, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Kidstock is an entertainment event for the whole family, including favorite shows such as Recess Monkey, jugglers and puppets, combat and comedy demonstrations from Seattle Shakespeare, and a variety of other activities in the lobby and the gym. Families can choose from a daylong schedule and come and go, all for one low price. Kidstock is an opportunity to familiarize families with Edmonds Center for the Arts, promote the ongoing Educational Outreach and unveil next summer’s ECA Youth Camps. It’s also a chance to shake off the post holiday blues and have FUN! For further information contact Education Outreach Coordinator Lisa Nakama email@example.com
EAC and EAFF Exhibits
February 1- March 15 at Edmonds Library: Sue Gill Rose; EAFM Gallery and EAC Display Case: Catherine Gill.
March 16-April 30 at Edmonds Library: Shelia Theodoratus, colored pencil sketches; EAFM Gallery and EAC Display Case: Arts Commission Group Show. See full 2013 exhibit schedules www.eaffoundation.org; www.edmondsartscommission.org
Nominations Needed - Edmonds Chamber Arts Awards
Nominations deadline – February 14; Awards presentation – March 21, 7:30 pm
Say “thank you” to the people and organizations in Edmonds who work to support our vibrant arts community – nominate your favorite arts supporter for the Chamber Arts Awards!
The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Arts and Culture Committee created the new Arts Awards program to highlight the contributions of our local arts and culture sector to the economic vitality of Edmonds and showcase the many partnerships and collaborations that support arts & culture. The committee includes representation from the City, EdCC, the Port, local non-profits, businesses, and artists.
There are four categories of nominations: business leadership, individual leadership, creative collaboration, and volunteer service. The awards will be presented at a public event at the Edmonds Conference Center. Nomination forms are available through the Chamber and on their website, www.edmondswa.com/awards
Arts & Heritage Day Feb. 6, 2013 – Olympia
Join arts advocates from across the state and meet with your legislators to share your stories about the importance of the arts in our communities. For more information see the Washington State Arts Alliance website: www.wsartsalliance.com or call 425-771-0228.
EAC Arts Scholarships March 1 – Applications due
For the 28th year, the Edmonds Arts Commission will award scholarships to outstanding applicants in literary and performing arts. Up to $3,000 is available this year, with no more than $2,000 awarded to any one applicant. Awards will only be made to students pursuing post-secondary education and seeking a career in the literary or performing arts. Students of theater, creative writing, dance, instrumental and vocal music are encouraged to apply.
Students from public, private, and home schools are eligible for the scholarships as long as their permanent home address is in the City of Edmonds. The deadline for applications is 5 pm, March 1, 2013. The application form is online at: www.edmondsartscommission.org
EAC/Edmonds Library Present Seattle Opera Previews – 6:30 pm, Plaza Room
Join Seattle Opera’s Education Department for a one hour free discussion of upcoming Seattle Opera performances in the Plaza Room above the Library.
Feb. 13 – La Bohéme
April 24 – La voix humaine/Suor Angelica
The Owl and the Woodpecker
February 2 – April 14, Edmonds Historical Museum
Wed – Sun 1 – 4 p.m.
Photographs by Paul Bannick, in association with the Burke Museum and Edmonds Backyard Wildlife www.historicedmonds.org
Events at Edmonds Community College
Literary & Arts Evening with Between the Lines
Jan. 24, 7 pm, Black Box Theater
Edmonds Community Read
Feb. 27, 12:30 pm, Talk and Signing with author Jamie Ford www.theatreedmonds.com
Edmonds Literary Series at Edmonds Library
Feb. 7, 6:30 pm, Stefani Priest
March 14, 6:30 pm, Between the Lines Reading
Miniatures Show Entries
Gallery North, a not-for-profit artist cooperative established in 1961, invites you to be part of their 2013 Annual Miniature and Small Painting Show, March 1 – 31. Entries due February 25 & 26. The prospectus is now available at: www.gallery-north.com
OBT Presents Giselle
April 21, 5:00 pm, Edmonds Center for the Arts, tickets on sale March 1 at www.olympicballet.com
Upcoming Shows at ECA
January 26, 7:30 pm -Portland Cello Project and Zoe Keating
February 6, 7:30 pm – International Guitar Night
February 9, 7:30 pm – Ed Asner as FDR
February 16, 7:30 pm – Pilobolus
March 6-7 & March 20-21, 8:00 am Sno-King Music Educators Present High School Band Festival
Cascade Symphony Orchestra
January 21, 7:30 pm – Northern Lights, Edmonds Center for the Arts
February 23, 3:00 pm – Children’s Concert, ECA
March 18, 7:30 pm – All Roads Lead to Rome, ECA
February 22 – March 10 – The Importance of Being Earnest
Tickets Available at www.driftwoodplayers.com
SR 99 Edmonds International District Enhancement Project
The International District gateway project between 224th and 230th on SR 99 is under construction. New lights with artist made lanterns have been installed on the east side of the road and concrete work and pedestrian lighting on the west side of the road will be completed as weather permits in the spring.
Call for WOTS Presenters
In its 28th year, Write on the Sound (WOTS) is an intimate, high quality, affordable writers’ conference that focuses on the craft of writing. A variety of classes are offered for all levels and interests. WOTS provides a mix of sessions on how-to, motivational topics, various genre, and specialty subjects. Presenters are paid an honorarium. View a copy of the 2012 brochure at: www.writeonthesound.com
PLEASE SUBMIT: A current resume, including other courses/lectures you have given and where, a list of two or three references and a description of one or more classes you would like to teach (75 or 90 Min).Proposals accepted until April 5, 2013. The Steering Committee begins reviewing proposals in February – send yours early EMAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org or send to: WOTS Presenters 700 Main Street, Edmonds
Art Classes at Edmonds P&R
Edmonds Parks & Rec. offers a variety of art classes including: Calligraphy, No Fear Drawing, No Fear Watercolor, Drawing (evening class) and Jewelry Silversmithing. Current one-time classes include Writing About Your Life, Basketry, Positively Negative Painting, Pastel Painting Workshop and more. Darkroom also available. For more information visit www.reczone.org or call 425.771.0230. Classes held at the Frances Anderson Center 700 Main Street.
Working in Clay
Did you know that the Sculptors Workshop Inc, a non-profit arts organization since 1967, houses two studios in the Anderson Center; the Potters and Sculptors? Both groups create functional and non-functional works. Once a year selections from the work of these artists is exhibited in the EAF Gallery so look for that in May. In the meantime, there are currently opportunities for people who like to work in clay. For more information contact Janet 425-877-8587 or Julie 425-244-6569.
ARTIST TRUST – CAREER TRAINING
Professional development workshops for artists of all disciplines. See Career-Training at Artist Trust’s website http://artisttrust.org
Call for Artists
“ON THE FENCE” – TEMPORARY ARTWORK
The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is offering an opportunity for regional artists to create temporary outdoor art installations on the City owned fence south of ArtWorks at 201 2nd Ave S. EAC is interested in encouraging visual conversation through temporary artworks on the chain link fence. Content must be deemed family friendly and appropriate for public display in a community space with diverse audiences. Projects will remain on the fence for up to 6 months. DEADLINE: Ongoing. Info at: www.edmondsartscommission.org
For a complete listing of local and national artist opportunities & resources, visit www.artiststrust.org
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth WA seeks applicants for rolling 1-6 week partially subsidized residencies in music, theater and literature from individuals or ensembles looking to create new or finish existing work. See www.icicle.org Ongoing.
Edmonds Arts Commission seeks artists for “On the Fence” Temporary Artworks for the City chain link fence south of ArtWorks, 201 2nd Ave S, Edmonds. More under Public Art at www.edmondsartscommission.org Ongoing.
Edmonds Arts Commission seeks artists for 2013-14 exhibits in the Edmonds Library. Send up to 10 digital images or link to a website, and a professional resume to EAC Exhibits, 700 Main St, Edmonds 98020 or email@example.com Applications reviewed quarterly.
Artist Studio/Class space available 524 Main St, Edmonds. Call Joan Longstaff, 425-773-1274, for details.
ArtWorks 201 2nd Ave S, Art Spa on most Mondays and Fridays (see website for details). Plus ongoing art related classes. See www.artworks-edmonds.org. Regular office hours: M, T, F, 11-2, 425-774-6049.
Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk seeks artist applicants. Applications & maps: www.manyaveeselects.com/artwalk/artwalk.htm
Art Jobs www.artjob.org is the source for professional opportunities and career info in all areas of the arts, nonprofit, commercial, fellowships, conferences, commissions & more.
Art Spotoffering art supplies, classes and contemporary fine art. 408 Main Street, Edmonds, 425-640-6408 www.artspotedmonds.com
Artist Trust anorganization dedicated to supporting and encouraging artists working in all disciplines. For a resource and opportunity guide for artists in Washington State at, visit: www.artisttrust.org
Arts Information Line a service of Seattle Public Library to answer questions about the arts. Call 206-615-1324 during business hours.
ArtsNow Nurturing the arts from creation to commerce with classes for the novice to advanced techniques for the experienced. Also workshops on the business of being an artist. www.edcc.edu/ArtsNow
ArtsEd Washington an organization dedicated to promoting statewide arts education in partnership with artists, educators, organizations, schools and agencies. www.artsedwashington.org
Americans for the Arts a national organization for groups and individuals dedicated to advancing arts and culture. www.artsusa.org
Regional Arts & Culture Council (Portland OR) offers GrantSearch, an online database of organizations that fund NW artists. www.racc.org
Snohomish County Arts Commission’s website covers the visual, performing and literary arts with lists of resources, exhibits, events, opportunities and news. www.snohomishcountyarts.org
Washington State Arts Commission www.arts.wa.gov
The Edmonds Arts Commission exists to ensure that the arts are integral to our community’s quality of life, economic vitality, and central identity.
Lois Rathvon, Chair
Timmcke, Vice Chair
Beverly Shaw Starkovich
Frances White Chapin, Cultural Services Manager Todd
Sarah Cocker, WOTS Conference Organizer