The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Friday, September 4, 2015

NAVE Gallery Artist Opportunities

Artist Opportunities

Embracing Differences:
Mending the Isms and Schisms    
Deadline: September 8, 2015
October 4-31, 2015
Nave Gallery, Teele Square
Curated by: Claire Roll, Craig Milanesi
Is inequality the defining issue of our time? How does injustice show its face in our community? What impossible heights can we achieve as a society by embracing difference as strength? Racism, sexism and economic inequality are still systemic and deeply personal in America today, both influencing and influenced by global inequities. What does it take to mend the things that divide us? How do we let in the light?

The Caring Forest 
Call for Yarnstorm Contributions   
Deadline: September 15, 2015
September 26, 2015-January 2, 2016
Powderhouse Park (aka Nathan Tufts Park), Somerville
Organized by: Jen Fuchel, Sandy McDonald, Alice Sajdera
To promote the Nave Gallery's Wrap Around Project and the work of the Somerville Homeless Coalition, four trees in Powederhouse Park will be yarnstormed. Each tree will have a social justice theme and an individual color scheme.

Inspired by mosaic, The Caring Forest is based on the construction of the pieces on multiples of 4" (4"x4"; 4"x8"; 8"x16"; etc). Squares and rectangles--plain and elaborate--in acrylic yarn are needed.

Deadline: October 15, 2015
November 22, 2015-January 9, 2016
Nave Annex, Davis Square
Curated by: Kathy Desmond
With recent predictions for a significant El NiƱo this season, questions and concerns are raised that investigate the tenuous balance between humanity and the natural environment.

The Nave Gallery Annex seeks submissions that address a range of environmental issues including: conservation of "place", sustainability of ecosystems, and topics related to global warming.

2016 Independent Curatorial Opportunities
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Nave Gallery and Nave Annex

The Nave is currently accepting proposals for group exhibitions in 2016.
Experimental work, multimedia work and installations are encouraged but must fit the available space. Artists shown to date have been local and national, emerging and established and represent a variety of media. Projects detailing new

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