Intelligent Objects: Empathetic and Smart Art


Intelligent Objects: Empathetic and Smart Art
Creative Arts Workshop
New Haven, CT
May 1, 2015 – June 1, 2015
Call for artworks that act as independent agents and explore the cross-section of analog and digital media. The art in this exhibition need not be kinetic or sculptural; it is open to any combination of traditional and new media. This exhibition explores artistic objects – or their 2D and 3D representations – that appear to be responsive to our existence, or at least demand empathy, if not an emotion.
Eligibility: Open to all media. Each entry must have been completed within the past 2 years.

Juror: George Fifield, media arts curator, writer, teacher and artist. He is the founder and director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization that produced the Boston Cyberarts Festival.

Exhibition dates: May 1 – June 5, 2015.

Entry fee: $35 covers up to three entries. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Download Prospectus: IntelligentObjects_Prospectus.pdf

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Watercolor Monoprint Workshop at Phoenix Rising–Welcome Spring with Watercolors!


Instructor: Cindy Davis 

Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 10am-3pm

Welcome Spring with this easy intro to printmaking.  Watercolors can be tricky to work with, but not when you paint on a plexiglass plate! Use our supply of images, work from your imagination, or bring your own 8×10 photo.  (Reverse the image, if the mirror image is not desired) Bring a lunch or order from the cafe in our building.

Fee: $50 includes all materials Click Here for more information.


Are you ready for some bright color? Check out Monoprint Momentum at Phoenix Rising!


Instructor: Cindy Davis 

Sunday,February 15,2015

Join us for a vibrant and easy expression of chromatic excitement, just when you need it the most.  No printmaking experience or drawing skills are necessary to enjoy this creative activity.  Bring a sack lunch!

Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm 

Fee: $50 includes all materials. Click Here for more information


Solarplate Etching Workshop at Phoenix Rising


Instructor: Anne Cushman, co-founder of our cooperative

Two Session Course: Thursday, February 5th and Saturday, February 7th 

Explore the versatile, contemporary printmaking process of solarplate printing.  This non-toxic method of plate-making uses solar energy (UV light) and water to develop an image for an etching or photo-etching.  No acid is used! Starting with a drawing or photograph, the results can be wonderful, varied and lead to creating a limited edition.

This 2-session workshop is fine for both beginners and experienced printmakers.  The first evening session is a demo and learning the process; the second day, creating the plate and printing your image multiple times.  You bring the creative spark and an apron or smock; and we provide the materials.

Session One: Thursday, February 5, 2015; 6:30-8:00pm

Session Two: Saturday, February 7, 2015; 10:00am-2:00pm

(half hour break for lunch)

Fee: $95 includes all materials. Limited to 6 students

For more information Click Here

Webinar Opportunities–Creative Capital


Ring in the New Year with new Creative Capital webinars!  We are thrilled to introduce a brand new series centering on the visual arts world, as well as to expand our “Conversations Inside” to include a performing arts-focused interviews.  On January 12, we feature Part One of a four-part webinar series with Sharon Louden, artist and editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists.  The following Monday, MAP Fund Program Director Moira Brennan talks with Caleb Hammons, Associate Producer at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.

How to Approach, Engage & Communicate with Galleries, Museums & the People You Want to Know, with Sharon Louden 

Four Sessions (all 7-8:30pm EST): 

Monday January 26, The Approach 

Monday February 9, Pace & Timing 

Monday February 23, Maintaining the Relationship 

Led by artist Sharon Louden, this four-part webinar series is geared to visual artists yearning for guidance on how best to approach and communicate with the gatekeepers of the art world: galleries, curators, collectors, museum professionals and more.  The webinar will address the following questions: How does an artist approach a gallery cold?  How does an artist communicate with a gallerist, curator, museum professional, etc.?  What are the best ways to correspond and to start up a relationship and maintain it?  When is the best time to approach the person?  How often should an artist be in contact?  How does one follow up on an inquiry?  What is the proper way to pace a professional conversation?

Webinars are all $25 each.  All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions.  To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred).

Interested but can’t attend?  All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.  

Check out for more information.

Glass Axis Re-Opening- Join us for the festivities!

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Join Glass Axis for their re-opening in Franklinton!

JANUARY 16-17, 2015
610 W. TOWN ST.


Glass Axis is a vibrant non-profit glass art center dedicated to making and learning. Their new 12,500 sq. ft. art center provides artists, students, and community members the tools necessary to passionately create innovative works in glass while learning, sharing, and teaching. Member artists have access to affordable glass blowing, glass fusing, torch working, cold working, stained glass and neon facilities, plus studio, exhibition, education, outreach, and income-producing opportunities all under one roof. By linking artists to the thousands of patrons that visit the art center each year for courses, demonstrations, exhibitions, and special events, Glass Axis becomes a vibrant civic hub of art production and community participation, bolstering sustainable cultural equity throughout Ohio and beyond.

Schedule of Activities

Friday, January 16

4:00 pm Glass ribbon-breaking ceremony
5:00 pm Demonstration by glass master Bill Gudenrath
6:00-8:00 pm Demonstrations by local glass artists, building tours

Saturday, January 17
Noon-4:00 pm “First experience” classes offered (first-come, first-served)
4:00 pm Bill Gudenrath workshop (pre-registration required)
7:00 pm Grand finale

Gallery and Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 11am to 6pm
Thursday: 11am to 7pm
Saturday: 11am to 4pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Visit for more information or call 614-291-4250.

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Glass Axis Mother’s Day Sale


Still not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? Stop on over to Glass Axis in Columbus sometime this weekend (May 2- 4) to pick up a one-of-a-kind gift for the most important lady in your life. Glass Axis offers workshops for the whole family on Friday May 2nd from 2- 6 pm and this weekend, on Saturday & Sunday from 11 am- 3 pm. Treat your mom with a handmade gift that is hers alone, like a pulled glass flower or torchworked beads, or let her try her own hand at glass-making. 


Hundreds of glass art pieces are on sale, ranging from blown glass vessels to exquisite jewelry, from colorful glass flowers to unique sculptures, from stained glass mantel pieces to funky kitchen accents, many at discounted prices. The number one thing mothers want on their special day is to spend quality time with the ones they love, so create your own vase for those flowers she always gets and give her a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget! Many of the Glass Axis vendors have beautifully crafted, unique jewelry available for sale, as well.


The 7th Annual Glass Axis Spring Sale is going on now! So stop in to 1341 Norton Avenue-B, Columbus, OH 43212 Friday from Noon to 7 pm, or Saturday & Sunday from 9 am- 4 pm. 


To see the complete workshop schedule or to see what other great things Glass Axis has to offer, click here to visit the full website.

Social Media Symposium Workshop


The Ohio Art League presents the second installment in the Professional Workshop series, the Social Media presentation. Join professionals Walter Herrman, Jeff Regensberger, and Donna Estep through an informative, essential seminar to marketing oneself as an esteemed artist. 

The Workshop will discuss the importance of online etiquette amongst various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, blog sites, and Tumblr, to name a few. Find out which sites are the best fit for you and your brand while discovering tips and secrets to efficiency.


Be sure to pre-register via the Ohio Art League homepage, and take a look at some future workshops available to you!


The Social Media Workshop takes place Saturday May 10 from 1 – 3 pm in the large meeting room of the Greater Columbus Arts Council center. 

Tony Couch Five-Day Watercolor Painting Workshop



Take a little getaway this summer, while brushing up on your brushstrokes with Tony Couch’s 5-Day Watercolor Painting Workshop in Oxford, Ohio. Oxford, the quaint home of Miami University, lies about fifty minutes Northwest of Cincinnati near the Indiana border and serves as the perfect backdrop and inspiration for painters at any level. 

Tony’s exemplary experience enables him to instruct others in the art of watercolor painting. “Anyone can learn to produce good art. ANYONE! After all, it is a skill, and skill is teachable. The first thing for you to understand is YOU can DO IT! The key is GOOD instruction, and lots of practice,” says Couch.


The workshop takes place from July 14-18 2014 at the Oxford Community Arts Center. Each of the 5-day courses are from 9 am to 5 pm. The five-day fee of $450 is due in full by June 14, 2014. 

Many surrounding hotels are offering deals and discounts to those that are traveling from outside of the area, so be sure to mention “Tony Couch Fine Art Workshop” when comparing special rates via the link below. 

Whether you’re learning a new medium or merely delving back into an old steadfast, these workshops promise improvement and debunking the “mystery” of design. Each morning begins with a full sheet demonstration, instructed by Couch, followed by ample time for an afternoon painting session, in which you discover your own hidden talents. Near the cessation of each day’s workshop, critiques are offered by fellow classmates as well as the instructor, enabling you, as the artist, to see a different perspective on your own work. The positive environment allows you to grow as an artist by seeing works through the eyes of others. 


Download the full brochure for a list of hotels and a registration form here. 

To register online or to check out more about the Oxford Community Arts Center, click here!


Workshops: ‘Best Practices for Professional Artists’


The Ohio Art League is hosting a series of 7 workshops for best practices for artists, professional and emerging. These workshops will cover everything an artist needs to know about presenting themselves professionally. Participants will learn what it means to be ‘professional’ as an artist, how to photograph your artwork, framing and hanging of your works, what it means to be submission ready, CV and Resume writing, social media platforms and how to use them, and more!

Workshops are held the second Saturday of each month. Each month’s workshop will focus on a different subject. So you do not have to attend all, each session is individual from the others.

These workshops are very personal and hands on, along with great, passionate and educated presenters! Check out all the workshops at Ohio Art League

‘Photographing you Artwork’ / April 12th from 1:00-4:00 PM at the CCAD Photo Labs

Presenter will be Helen Hoffelt, Fine Arts Professor in Photography at CCAD

As an artist it is important to have good quality photos of your work. This workshop will cover how to document your artwork through photography. This will be a hands on lecture, where you will learn how to properly light, frame, and photograph your artwork for submissions and documentation.

*It is encouraged that you bring your own camera that you plan to use.

Register Here for Workshops