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Thursday, June 30, 2011


Habitat for Humanity, dedicated to building simple, decent, affordable homes for low income residents of the Springfield/Eugene area, presents a brews and blues festival each year featuring live music, crafted brews, food and wine along the banks of the beautiful Willamette River.  This is a benefit fund raiser for Habitat for Humanity projects.  Included in this event is an ART TENT.  In this tent original art is displayed and sold through silent auction.

ARTISTS.  This is your opportunity to do well by doing good. This is your opportunity to display and sell your work; your work will be viewed by the thousands of attendees of this two day event held August 5-6, 2011.

1.    You may submit your work as a consignment sale.  The final sales price will be divided between the artist (60%) and Habitat for Humanity (40%).
2.    You set the opening bid price for your work. No work will be sold below the opening bid price. 
3.    Donated art will be accepted as well.  In this case you should provide information as to what you believe would be a fair opening bid price.

1.     All art must be ready for display and/or hanging.
2.     All art must be of a size to be easily carried.
3.     All art must be able to be easily transported.  Unduly fragile works will not be considered.

1.    All art will be reviewed prior to acceptance.  Representatives of the Festival Board will act as selection reviewers.
2.    Absolute deadline for application for participation and art review is Monday, August 1, 2011.
3.    Artists who wish to be recognized in the 2011 festival program as participants must make application and present their work for review prior to 5 pm, Sunday, July 17.  A request to do this may be made via email:
4.    All accepted works must be delivered for installation by 5 pm, Wednesday, August 3.
5.    All artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of their work (if unsold).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Karen via email:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Call For Proposals

David Joyce Gallery
The Center for Meeting and Learning
Lane Community College
Eugene, Oregon

The David Joyce Gallery, located in the Center for Meeting and Learning at Lane Community College in Eugene is pleased to announce the theme and titles of our 2011-12 Fall, Winter, and Spring exhibits!  Attached is our David Joyce Gallery Request for Proposals.  We will be accepting Proposals due the end of July for the Fall Exhibit, which will run Thursday, September 1 - Wednesday, December 28.

If you are interested in submitting an artist’s proposal for any of our year’s exhibits, a detailed timeline for the exhibit dates is included.  The David Joyce Gallery shows three exhibits during the Lane academic year.  The spring exhibit extends through the summer.  A separate Request for Proposal will be electronically sent to you with the submission deadline dates for the winter and spring exhibits.

Fall 2011 Exhibit Schedule

Yellow, Yellow – The Color of Bright” will be installed on
 Thursday, September 1, 2011 and run until Wednesday, December 28.

~Please send the following materials required for submission images by MONDAY, JULY 25TH.  We will review your submission materials and images, and notify you of acceptance by phone and email.

Please submit the following:

1.     Request for Proposals Entry Form (attached).

2.     General Artist’s Statement (Description of artist’s works and context)

3.     Exhibit Artist’s Statement (Description of artist’s vision for this exhibit)

4.     Resumé

5.     Digital Images on CD-Rom: As many images as you like.  For accurate and best viewing files should be high quality jpeg files if possible.  Label each image with artist’s last name and a number, or letter A, B, C, etc. that corresponds with your image list, and an identification title.  

6.     List of Images – On an 8½” X 11” sheet, list your full name(s), followed by a list with: art medium, image identification number or letter, title, dimensions & size, and the year piece was completed.  This list should correspond with the digital images. 

7.     Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope – For return of CD and accompanying information. 

8.     Please send your submissions to:

“Yellow, Yellow – The Color of Bright”
c/o Julie Fether, Special Projects Coordinator
The Center for Meeting and Learning
Building 19, room 204
Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97405

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cinema Pacific Launches Monthly Filmmaker Dialogues at the Bijou

Cinema Pacific is pleased to announce that on June 23, a monthly series called the Cinema Pacific Filmmaker Dialogues will launch at the Bijou theater in Eugene. 

The first  program will be the Sundance sensation If a Tree Falls, about the  environmental protests that culminated in Daniel McGowan's "ecoterrorist"  conviction in Eugene. The 6:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. showings will be followed by a live Skype discussion with director Marshall Curry, moderated by Cinema  Pacific director Richard Herskowitz.

Film Description: On December 7, 2005, federal agents conducted a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front. If a Tree Falls:  A Story of the Earth Liberation Front tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Eugene-based ELF cell, by focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, the film interweaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison, with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with ELF.

Drawing from striking archival footage and intimate interviews with ELF members, and with the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them, If a Tree Falls explores the tumultuous period from 1995 until early 2001 when environmentalists were clashing with timber companies and law enforcement and the word "terrorism" had not yet been altered by 9/11.

If a Tree Falls premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win the Documentary Editing Award. It begins its regular run on June 24. Visit the Bijou film schedule online . Cinema Pacific members receive $2 off admission price.

Upcoming Cinema Pacific Filmmaker Dialogues

     July 14: SAINT MISBEHAVIN' with guest by Skype Wavy Gravy

     August 25: THE BIG UNEASY with guest by Skype Harry Shearer

Cinema Pacific is sponsored by the UO Arts and Administration Program and U  Academic Extension, with support from University Relations.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Post Office to Eugene Museum

Eugene has a blighted downtown with many empty storefronts. Two of the most important art galleries in our tiny arts district have just gone under. The arts programs in the schools have been gutted. If we had a place for artist studios, exhibit spaces, and art classrooms we could establish an anchor site for the downtown, help improve the Eugene economy, preserve its historic heritage, and provide a permanent collection for its local artists of merit. 

The POEM organizing group blog outlines current process. The group is attempting to purchase ($1.2M) and renovate ($20M) the building for use as a community historic and art center/museum. Read more about acquiring the current Eugene downtown Post Office and making it a unique museum for regional art and history. Vist:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Scholarship for young photojournalists


Full-time photography students and photographers age 24 or under can apply for a scholarship.
The Ian Parry Scholarship is designed to help young documentary photographers undertake a chosen project and raise their profile in the international photography community. It is named after photographer Ian Parry, who died on assignment in Romania at the age of 24.
The top prize is UK£3,000 (about US$4900) and UK£500 (about US$820) for runners-up. The Sunday Times Magazine publishes a selection of images from the competition and World Press Photo automatically nominates the winner for the Joop Swart Masterclass.
For more information, click here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Job Announcement: Director, Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene

With the generous support of the Rosaria Haugland Foundation, ABAE has launched a search for a part-time executive director.  We’re confident with a little of bit of staff resource we can do even more.  If you know of someone who knows how to collaborate, who can get things done, who appreciates the arts and understands business, and who wants to get things done…please let them know about this opportunity.

Job Title:              Director, Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene
Accountability:    One-year contract through Eugene Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene
Position:              25 hours per week, salary negotiable, benefits included
Dated:                   June, 2011
Job Summary:    
The Director of the Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene (ABAE) will be responsible for working with the Steering Committee to achieve the ABAE Business Plan

1. Administrative Coordination includes oversight and management of the ABAE business plan; working with committee and sub-committee chairs to direct and oversee activities that achieve the goals of the business plan; coordinating the daily business of ABAE in a professional, efficient manner; and acting as the ABAE representative in the community.

2. Execution of ABAE projects and strategic objectives will include sustaining the ABAE five partner structure; developing and maintaining good relationships with business and arts representatives; developing sponsorships; and leveraging earned income from Eugene A Go-Go and other ABAE projects and products.

3. Provide staff and volunteer supervision and related training to put on ABAE events such as the BRAVA Breakfasts, educational workshops, Battle of the Bands, etc.

4. Work with grant writers to submit funding proposals.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Fast learner with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to lead, teach and train 
  • Ability to exercise initiative and judgment and make decisions within scope of assigned responsibilities
  • Ability to make others feel comfortable using a positive and professional attitude
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible
  • Productive and detail oriented
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in fast paced environment with distractions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to quantify and produce expected results and be responsible for the results of the work.
  • Ability to work equally independently with little supervision and with groups.
  • Experience with event planning
  • Active interest in the arts

Essential Functions:

  • Working on behalf of the Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene steering committee and coordinating that work with key stakeholders, contractors and vendors to produce exceptional services on behalf of Eugene’s arts and business communities.
  • Adhering to, and establishing as necessary, policies and procedures for successfully operating in the Chamber of Commerce office environment.
  • Reporting to and communicating with the ABAE steering and executive committees on a regular basis.
  • Preparing for and attending meetings as required.
  • Creating systems for tracking projects, communicating progress, and creating systems/procedures for accountability and operations as needed (i.e., reports, tracking logs, managing budgets and timelines, etc.)
  • Using various computer software programs to prepare reports and assigned projects (MS Word, Excel, Outlook software are the primary programs)
  • Managing the ABAE website.
  • Drafting letters; practicing good public relations; using good listening and people skills; solving daily problems; etc.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years in a coordination, management, development or communications position
  • Computer proficiency in web development/maintenance using web content management systems; proficiency in using word processing, presentation software, and spreadsheets; and proficiency in using a variety of online scheduling, project management, and communication tools
  • A track record of working independently; proven leadership experience

  • Experience in preparing communications and marketing plans
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation
  • Experience working within a team atmosphere that includes high-level executives in the public and private sectors

How to Apply:

Send a single electronic file (preferably a PDF file) to containing:
·         A letter describing your qualifications and experience as it relates to this position
·         Your current resume with phone, address, and email contact information
·         The names and contact information for three professional references

The file name on your electronic application should contain YourLastNameABAEDirector.pdf
For example: JonesABAEDirector.pdf

Position is open until filled; application review will begin ASAP.

Beth Tassan for Dave Hauser
Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

Call for Artists - Eugene Mayor's Art Show

You are invited to submit a SINGLE WORK of recent art in any medium to be considered for this popular and prestigious event. The Mayor’s Art Show is open during the Eugene Celebration to showcase the artistic excellence and diversity of work by visual artists, living in Lane County and 18 years and older. Entering the 2011 Mayor’s Art Show, will be digital, as last year.  Full details and submission process on line. Click2View

Monday, June 13, 2011

Film classes for youth

 Registration for Summer Camps for Kids + Teens is open!
Classes are available for budding filmmakers grades 2-12.
NW Film Center - Portland, Oregon
See the 
Summer Camp class line-up.

NW Film Center Adult Class Schedule

Registration is open for Summer Adult Classes! View the full Adult class schedule here.

Sat Jun 18 10am-4pm
This event is a rare opportunity for independent producers to hear directly from this entity about the essential concepts and principles that will make a documentary proposal more competitive when seeking ITVS funds.
Tuition: $20 ($15 School of Film Students and NWFC or OPB members)
Read more & register

Mondays, Jun 20-Sept 12 7-10:30pm
This introductory course will explore the art and business of screenwriting, acquainting students with various markets and the techniques necessary to produce professional-quality dramas for film and television.
Tuition: $815
Read more & register

Wednesdays, Jun 22-Aug 24 6:30-9:30pm
Adobe After Effects, arguably one of the most powerful digital tools to hit the desktop, brings an array of 2D digital effects to the budget-conscious independent filmmaker. This hands-on course teaches the basics and invites participants to tap into their creative potential as image-makers.
Tuition: $815
Equipment/Lab Fee: $255
Read more & register

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Open Call Verge Art Miami Beach


The open calls for both Tomorrow Stars and The Drawing Show at Verge Art Miami Beach uses EntryThingy software for all submissions. ALL ENTRIES ARE JUDGED IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED. Please note that only drawings may be submitted for The Drawing Show at Verge Art Miami Beach 2011. To ensure a fair jurying process, jurors will remain anonymous until after the jury selections are announced. Separate juries will judge the Drawing Show and Tomorrow Stars at Verge: Miami Beach 2011. Deadline July 15, 2011 Web:

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Workshops: Documentary Film start June 14


At NW Documentary, award-winning professionals provide the tools, instruction, and constructive encouragement to discover, research, write, and record important stories. We emphasize a learning-by-doing approach, where students, interns and volunteers are actively engaged in telling stories–encouraging creativity, problem solving, and collaboration.
At the end of each term, we premiere completed works at our popular Homegrown DocFest.

Summer 2011 Workshops Now Enrolling! 
Download the Summer 2011 catalog to learn about our upcoming documentary workshops. Visit our Registration page to register for a summer workshop. Be sure to visit our Membership page to join and receive reduced tuition, while supporting NW Documentary. 

Documentaries from our Community
Visit our Video Gallery to check out clips from original documentaries created in our workshops. Check out the Selected Works DVD Set for the best, boldest, most creative documentaries from our past workshops. Proceeds benefit our education programs.
NW Documentary's workshops are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oregon Arts Commission, the Faerie Godmother Fund, and individual donors