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April 21, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

News from State Poet Laureate George Kalamaras

George Kalamaras is just back from two weekend Poetry Festivals (Upland and Madison, which is gorgeous on the Ohio!). Check out his new video blog. The top episode: Jim Harrison:

April 21, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Clarksville Chalk Walk Festival

May 31, 2014 (Rain date: June 7)


Event Information

The Clarksville, Indiana Parks & Recreation Department and Arts Bridge Inc., invite professional artists to participate in the first annual Chalk Walk Festival from 10AM until 3:00PM, on Saturday May 31, 2014. (Rain date June 7.) Ribbons and over $500 in prizes will be awarded to the best professional artwork in two categories:

Individual and Group. “Professional artist” includes arts teachers and instructors, (schools and other venues), and persons who have shown or sell their artwork in juried galleries, shops, festivals, etc. Groups led by a professional artist may apply in the “professional” category. The Chalk Walk will be held on the grounds of Clarksville Town Hall (just off Exit 5 of Interstate I-65).

Clarksville is located in southeastern Indiana on the Ohio River. The Town lies just across the river from Louisville, KY, within a metro area of 1.3 million people. The event will be free of charge to the community and we expect visitors from through-out the Metro area. The juried art competition is the highlight of the festival with space for 50 works of art. In addition to the live street art, the festival will feature live entertainment, food vendors, local arts organizationinformation booths, and children’s activities.

Event Date & Time Saturday May 31, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT. (Rain date is June 7th.)

* Professional Artists may check in and begin their artwork as early as 8:30 AM on Saturday.

* Judging will take place at 1PM the awards announcement at 2:00 PM.

Location Clarksville Town Hall – 2000 Broadway Street, Clarksville, Indiana 47129.

Fee $ 5.00 per space.

Deadline May 24, 2014

* No “day of event” registration.

* Limited space available. Spaces will be filled on a first come basis.

QUESTIONS? Contact Joyce Nokes Ribble, Arts Bridge, Inc., at

Exhibition Rules

All artwork must be appropriate for public viewing by all ages. (Include a sketch of your concept with

application materials.)

After completion, we request that you sign your artwork at the bottom of the image area.

Professional artists are permitted to display tip jars at their spaces and will be responsible for

providing his/her own shade, chair or other protection from the elements.


Each space will receive one box of standard chalks. Artists may bring additional chalk or soft pastels

which can be removed with a power washer. No oil pastels.


Artwork will be judged by a panel of three artists. Each entry will be ranked up to 100 points according

to the following criteria:

* Execution of Design (0 to 35 points).

How well was the piece executed or reproduced?

Was it to scale? Proportioned correctly? Executed to completion?

* Degree of Difficulty (0 to 30 points).

Did the entry require great skill or technique to produce?

* Elements of Art (0 to 20 points).

Consider the use of line, color and space.

* Originality/Creativity (0 to 15 points).

Does the entry exhibit a high level of creativity?


The Clarksville Parks Department reserves the right to take and use photographs at Chalk Walk for publicity and other purposes. By participating in Chalk Walk, artists allow the use of the images of their artwork created at Chalk Walk to be included during and after the event on the Parks Department website, social media sites and other media promotions. Selected images from Chalk Walk will be used to promote future Chalk Walk festivals.

Participating Chalk Walk artists may use the Chalk Walk logo in any Chalk Walk-related communications. Artists may also use images of their participation in Chalk Walk in their own promotional materials and communication.

Application Process

Mail completed application form, sketch of the artist’s planned concept, and check for $5.00 to

Clarksville Chalk Walk

c/o Arts Bridge, Inc.,

1518 Cliftwood Drive

Clarksville, IN 47129.

* One application per space.

*Make checks payable to Clarksville Parks Department.

* Application packets due May 24.

* No “day of event” registration.

* Space is limited. All spaces will be assigned on a first come basis.

QUESTIONS? Contact Joyce Nokes Ribble, Arts Bridge, Inc., at

Clarksville CHALK WALK – May 31, 2014

Professional Artist Application Form

____ Individual Entry ____ Group Entry, Number ______

NAME (artist or group leader) _________________________________________________________

ADDRESS ________________________________________________________________________

CITY ______________________________________ STATE _____________ ZIP______________

PHONE (with area code) ______________________________

EMAIL ___________________________________________________________________________

WEBSITE (or other internet site) _______________________________________________________

IF A GROUP ENTRY, NAMES OF ALL ARTISTS__________________________________________




The undersigned does hereby release and discharge, and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Town of Clarksville, the Clarksville

Parks & Recreation Department, and Arts Bridge, Inc. and their respective employees, agents, and assigns of and from all manner of

actions, suits, liabilities, claims, causes of actions, and demands of what ever kind and whatsoever, in law or equity, for any loss or

damage to the undersigned’s person and /or property which may occur in connection with the event known as the Clarksville Chalk

Walk Festival 2014.

Artist or Group Leader Signature _______________________________________________________

Date ____________

Checklist: _____ Completed Application – 1 per space

                   _____ Rough Sketch of Proposed Artwork

                   _____ Entry Fee – $5.00 per space; Make check payable to “Clarksville Parks Department”


April 15, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

The Indiana Arts Commission regrets to report the passing of former IAC Commissioner Jeff Gibney. A longtime community leader in South Bend, Gibney was first appointed to the Commission in 1992 and served as IAC Chair from 1996 to 1998. Jeff was 64.


To view the South Bend Tribune obituary, please visit:

April 14, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Arts Commission announces Leveraging Creativity conference registration space filling fast

(Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that with just over a month to go, registration space is filling up fast for the two-day conference Leveraging Creativity: Artists, Entrepreneurship, and Intellectual Property Law, May 15 – 16, in Indianapolis.

The conference is designed to give artists entrepreneurial skills needed to advance their careers, while engaging arts administrators, lawyers, and scholars in discussion of current intellectual property issues they may encounter when working with artists. The second day of the conference will be of particular interest to lawyers who represent artists and non-profit arts organizations, and Indiana continuing legal education credit will be available for that day’s events.

“The response to early registration has been amazing, and a clear indication that artists and cultural program providers who work with artists appreciate the need to further their understanding of intellectual property issues,” said Lewis C. Ricci, IAC Executive Director.

The conference will be held at the Indiana State Museum with portions at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and the Herron School of Art and Design. For more information about the conference, conference speakers, and how to register, please visit

Keynote speaker for the first day of the conference will be Laura Zabel, executive director of Springboard for the Arts, an economic and community development agency based in Minnesota. Keynote speaker for the second day of the conference will be Marybeth Peters, Practitioner and Former U.S. Register of Copyrights.

Among other presenters at the conference will be: Dr. Monika Herzig, Musician and Senior Lecturer in Arts Administration, IU School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Bloomington; Joshua Lingenfelter, Director of Marketing, Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University, Indianapolis; Janet Bloch, Author, Artist and Education Director, Lubeznik Center for the

Arts, Michigan City; Mark S. Long, President, Long Performance Advisors, LLC, Bloomington; Shannon Linker, Director Artist Services and Gallery 924, Arts Council of Indianapolis; and Robert S. Meitus, Partner, Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP, Indianapolis.

Leveraging Creativity: Artists, Entrepreneurship, and Intellectual Property Law is produced by the Indiana Arts Commission and the Center for Intellectual Property Research at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Additional support is provided by Indiana University’s New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Program, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, everyday, for everyone in Indiana.


April 8, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

The Venue Presents: “Selling Your Work On Line”

At the Venue, “Selling Your Work On Line”, April’s Arts Marketing Information Exchange Series presented by the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington.

On Tuesday, April 15th, beginning at 5:30pm, The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will host April’s installment of the Arts Marketing Information Exchange Series, presented by The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington, “Selling Your Work On Line”, with guest speaker, Talia Holliday.

You may know Talia as the founder of the Bloomington Creatives Collective, the co-organizer of the Bloomington Handmade Market, the founder and manager of Conduit Press, or the store keep of Gathering, a handmade pop-up-shop. In all of these activities, Talia has established herself as one of Bloomington’s most effective and successful on line marketers. As an artist, learn from Talia and other local artists how to sell your art on line. Join us.

Refreshments will be served, and our fine selection of paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and artistic gifts will be on display for purchase. Free parking is available in the lot at 4th and Grant.

April 8, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

An Exhibition of Ceramics and Paintings by Eric Phagan, at The Venue.

TheVenueEricPhaganBelle of the Night

TheVenueEricPhaganMulberry and Third Streets

“Everything I Know I Am”

On Friday, April 11th, beginning at 6:00pm, The Venue Fine Art & Gifts will host an Exhibition and Sale of Ceramics and Paintings by Eric Phagan. Eric is a graduate of the Penland School of Arts and Crafts, The Herron School of Art and Design, and also studied painting in France.  Eric is a nationally recognized, award winning Indiana Artisan, who is based in Madison, Indiana. He currently teaches painting, ceramics, and directs his own gallery.

In this exhibit Eric displays the broad range of his multidimensional talent, from his beautiful paintings of Bloomington and Madison and scenic renderings of the Ohio River including Paddle wheelers, to graphite drawings and ceramics that display his Inner Self, demons and all. “By working in both two and three dimensions simultaneously, I meld the dimensions and create work that exposes everything that I know I am.” The latter works make this a show appropriate for adults only.  At The Venue, we appreciate both the beautiful and the provocative. If you share our appreciation, join us for this show.

Refreshments will be served, and our fine selection of paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and artistic gifts will be on display for purchase. Free parking is available in the lot at 4th and Grant.

This show will run at the Venue until April 17th.


Contact: Gabriel Colman, David Colman

Telephone                  812-339-4200


Gallery Website:         The Venue

Gallery Address:         114 S. Grant, Bloomington Indiana 47408

Gallery Hours:             11am-7pm Tuesday-Sat, 12pm-5 Sun pm, CLOSED Monday

Gallery Telephone:      812-339-4200



April 8, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Legislative Alert: Prominent Republican Proposes Privatizing the NEA

Prominent Republican Proposes Privatizing the NEA

From: Isaac Brown, Legislative Counsel Vol. 14:05 April 3, 2014

On Tuesday, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. Like the president’s budget proposal, Representative Ryan’s budget, which he calls “The Pathway to Prosperity,” is not a formal legislative bill but rather a set of policy recommendations.

In his proposal, Ryan calls for a $5-trillion reduction in spending over 10 years by offering changes to social welfare programs, ending government ownership of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Of particular concern to state arts agencies and cultural advocates, the plan also calls for the elimination of public funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Specifically, the proposal says: “Encourage Private Funding for Cultural Agencies. Federal subsidies for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting can no longer be justified. The activities and content funded by these agencies go beyond the core mission of the federal government. These agencies can raise funds from private-sector patrons, which will also free them from any risk of political interference.”

NASAA opposes this proposal in the strongest terms possible and is advocating for funding the NEA at $155 million. It is important to note that Chairman Ryan’s committee does not write the NEA’s budget; that responsibility falls under the jurisdiction of the Appropriations Committee. NASAA has spoken to staff for the Appropriations Committee and has learned that there is no indication that Ryan’s suggestion is under consideration.

Nonetheless, we urge you to contact your member of Congress and urge support for the NEA. NASAA’s policy brief, Why Should Government Support the Arts? and our 2014 NEA Fact Sheet include helpful talking points about the benefits of public investments in culture.


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