I am delighted to announce that I have been selected as part of a 12-artist cohort to receive a Capacity Building Grants from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and MassMoCA through their Assets for Artists program! You can click HERE for more information about the Cape Cod cohort artists on the MassMoCA website, and HERE to read the press release from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. The program connects artists with financial, educational, and networking support in developing concrete plans to help them create art practices that are sustainable over the long term. This includes workshops, meet-ups, mentoring, and more. I am excited, and so grateful to all three organizations. Thank you so much for this opportunity!
If you are an artist in Connecticut, Rhode Island, or Massachusetts and not in the grant program, you can still take advantage of many of the resources available to the cohort group. For a schedule of free workshops hosted by Mass MocA, click HERE. I attended the workshop led by sculptor Laura Baring-Gould last week, and can honestly say it's one of the best workshops I've ever taken. Laura was massively supportive, and the content was well organized, insightful, and informative. For information about AFCC and its various programs, click HERE. For more information about Mass MoCA's Assets for Artists Program, click HERE.
I am looking forward to meeting all my fellow grantees soon, and taking advantage of all the great resources in the program!
The annual Art for All Seasons members' show and art sale is afoot at the Maude Kerns Art Center here in Eugene! It is a full-to-the-brim show this year -- the gallery is filled tip-to-toe with a huge number of works by local artists working in a broad range of styles and mediums. So if you've never been in, it's a good time to go and get acquainted with a heap of local artists. I've got a couple of pieces in there up on the west wall of the stage area - look for fieldmice and owls! So swing on by and get a holiday gift or six! Everyone needs a little art for their homeplace, don't you think so? You'll find the Art Center at 1910 East 15th Avenue Eugene, Oregon 97403. The show's open M-F 10-5:30 and Saturdays noon-4 p.m.
Melinda Nettles, proprietor of LEAN2creativeworks, an independent art and illustration studio located in the Cape Cod town of Eastham, Massachusetts.