Calder’s artistic practice and ideas are based on her research. Calder created a list of YouTube videos and links that cover her ideas on de-exinction and tallgrass prairie megafauna for gallery visitors during her mini residency at the Beach Museum of Art at K-State.
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July 17-August 17, 2014
opening reception: Thursday, July 17, 6:30-8:00pm
Laura Berman – Coalescence
Layers build, imagery compounds, colors mix and patterns form in Laura Berman’s latest monoprints. Her process of working is playful and dynamic so that her imagery can become beautifully mixed and re-mixed again. Berman’s work focuses on essentials of direction, precision, iteration, and play within space– reflecting the eternally active coalescence of everything in our universe.
Berman is inspired by landscapes both immense and miniscule. She has recently spent a lot of time in the very middle of Kansas. The Flint Hills region is a vast landscape of nothingness– no trees, no things, no people– it’s akin to being out at sea. Out there the distance between sky and land is short and unmediated. This new work reflects the slow and dramatic connections between enormous spaces on and beyond our earth and dense details found in environments of transition, such as blades of grass and rocks on a beach. These coalescing landscapes are all born of stardust and motion. Everything is related– and nothing is identical. Stars follow this pattern, as do planets, and rocks, and people. As it is in our universe, so it is in Berman’s prints.
ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council
ii. Materials for the Annual Inspiration Breakfast – a fundraiser for the general operations of the agency (electronic Save the Date, printed invitation, and program)
iii. Annual ArtsKC Fund brochure and support materials
iv. Templates for our direct mail newsletters
The specific pieces contracted as part of the agreement will be negotiated based on hourly rate, evolving agency needs, and available resources.
ArtsKC seeks a firm or individual available to provide such services for a 12 month period. Interested parties should submit a statement of qualifications to provide such services using the following guidelines and instructions.
- Submission Requirements:
i. Contact information
On a single cover sheet, please provide:
- The lead firm or individual’s name
- Contact person’s name
- The year the firm or practice was established
- The type of work, specialty, and size of firm
Interested firms or individuals are invited to submit a statement of qualifications that contain the following information:
- Brief history of graphic design services provided to nonprofits, arts organizations or artists, or other similar industries
- Description of the firm’s organizational structure, including work history, resume, or summary of specific qualifications of all staff who would work directly with ArtsKC
- Samples of up to five projects that you have completed and two potential client references. Please include a description of the nature of the work, the size and complexity of the project, and the amount and agreed fee arrangements.
- Any other information you believe would make the firm’s work on behalf of ArtsKC superior to that of other firms or individuals or any information about specific skills you hold which would be of benefit to our relationship.
- Whether you would be willing to agree to a fee cap.
- The normal hourly rate of each staff member whose resume or other qualifications you have included or whose job category may be required.
- ArtsKC will work with printers and other vendors to conduct the bidding process for services required.
- Any other foreseen fees or charges.
- Projected hours needed for one or more listed projects
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Attn: Sara Vogt
106 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
MANHATTAN — A new artist-in-residence program at Kansas State University’sMarianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art lets museum visitors interact socially with art.
The Beach Museum of Art’s Open A.I.R., or Artist-in-Residence, program is a three-day mini residency with a focus on interdisciplinary social engagement. During the museum’s inaugural residency, Kansas City-based artist Calder Kamin will create work in-gallery related to prairie megafauna and manmade extinction.
“Open A.I.R. is an opportunity to interact with an artist and inspire creativity,” said Adrianne Russell, public programs coordinator at the Beach Museum. “Through Calder’s residency, we hope to demystify art and encourage people to engage in their own artistic practices.”
Open A.I.R. will take place in the Vanier Gallery during museum hours July 8-10, culminating in a public program at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10, in the UMB Theater.
As an artist, Kamin is drawn to the contradictory aspects of our relationships with animals and the environment. Her sculpture and public projects provide education for audiences about how humans impact biodiversity. This interest dovetails with programming at the Beach Museum of Art, including the recently launched Prairie Studies Initiative, an interdisciplinary collaborative network working to develop programs that raise awareness of the value, importance, and challenges of the tallgrass prairies of Kansas, and The Meadow, a learning landscape of native prairie plants adjacent to the museum building.
In addition to leading all-ages, hands-on activities in the gallery, Kamin will answer questions and discuss her work as an artist as she creates digital drawings based on research of past and present ecology of the tallgrass prairie. She will project her digital imagery onto the gallery walls. Kamin also will interview the university’s biology faculty and local ecologists about climate change and de-extinction.
“Calder’s diverse, research-based practice aims to educate the public on how our actions both help and harm the animals around us,” said Theresa Bembnister, the museum’s associate curator. “Previously, her work has focused on urban areas. I’m excited to see her focus her attention on the tallgrass prairie ecosystem.”
Kamin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. She was a Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio resident, and received an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant and a Bread KC award. Kamin is the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art’s Art Truck Artist for the 2013-2014 school year. Her work will be included in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s upcoming exhibition “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.”
The Beach Museum of Art is on the southeast corner of the Kansas State University campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Admission is free and the museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed Mondays and holidays. Free parking is available adjacent to the building. For more information, call 785-532-7718 or visit http://beach.k-state.edu.
Birthdays are special and we are giving you the opportunity to help the National Eating Disorders Association celebrate the birthdays of our wonderful supporters. Here is the chance to have your creative artwork or photograph featured in NEDA electronic birthday greeting cards. NEDA intends to send electronic birthday wishes to our supporters using the top five winning birthday card designs on a rotating basis. Only individuals who have submitted their birthdates to NEDA will receive birthday wishes featuring one of the winning designs by email. In the future, our plan is to have the winning designs available for our supporters to purchase from the NEDA online store. Spread the word to everyone you know and get involved in this exciting contest!
Contest Start Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Deadline for all entries: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (will probably be delayed)
- Image Size: 4 x 6 in (may be Portrait or Landscape)
- Document File Format: .JPEG, or .PNG
- The words “Happy Birthday” or “Happy Birthday to You” must be incorporated in your design.
- Each submission will be judged for originality, creativity and appropriateness for use as a birthday and/or greeting card.
- Only 1 entry can be submitted per applicant.
Lifeform studios is looking for two part-time 3D Modelers. Primarily 3D modeling and editing to prepare scanned geometry and textures of people for 3D printing. Also opportunities to operate a high-end 3D printer and post-process 3D prints. Contact Lisa Menninger at 913-387-9451 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to apply.
DeCloud Studios, an Overland Park, KS based School Yearbook & Senior Photography company is currently accepting applications from talented, responsible and highly motivated individuals to join our team as a Seasonal Staff Photographer. Contact Leilah Kouri at email@example.com or 913 – 956 – 7312 for more info.
Avila University needs to staff 3 classes in the Art+Design Department for this fall semester 2014 Master’s Degree preferred but not required. Stipend commensurate with education and experience. Please send inquiries and resumes to Janine Urness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The classes are:
BEGINNING DRAWING Monday/Wednesday, 9 – 11:40 am
BEGINNING PAINTING Monday/Wednesday 2 – 4:40 pm
3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN Tuesday Thursday 9 – 11:40 am
Unbound seeks a graphic designer with a BFA for a Visual Communications Specialist.
Notre Dame de Sion School seeks a K-8 art instructor.
Lexmark is seeking a design-conscious, enthusiastic, detail-oriented and organized illustrator and Multimedia Designer to join the creative wing of its global marketing team. Applicants should contact: Sherri Lockridge at email@example.com
The InterUrban ArtHouse has an Administrative Assistant position opening
Studio Dan Meiners seeks a Floral Designer & Team Leader. Please email:
– Photos of your floral designs
– Cover letter explaining how you are a good fit for this
position to Rory Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816.843-7244 if you have questions.
UMKC Innovation Center Artist Inc. Programming, is seeking an Associate Director Program/Project Operations. This position is the chief administrator of the suite of Artist INC.programs and is responsible for the program’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.
LOFT at Oak Park Mall is seeking passionate, highly motivated, fashion forward leaders!
EPIC Clay Studio is a small non-profit ceramics studio in the heart of Strawberry Hill. It is a program of Accessible Arts in collaboration with CHWC. They have a paid residency position open.
Part-time position at a printing co. in production and customer service.
The Museum of Prairie Fire in Overland Park seeks a Volunteer Coordinator. The Volunteer Coordinator will play a central role in recruiting, training and managing volunteers for the Museum.
Chinati in Marfa, TX is seeking part-time (20 hours/week) visitor services associates as well as a full-time development manager. The full job descriptions and application instructions are posted here: https://chinati.org/programs/employment
Program Assistant Position at the Getty Foundation: Works with senior staff in all areas of grant making, including undergraduate and graduate internship programs, art conservation, art museums, and academic art history. Responsibilities may include managing a small internship program at the Getty.
The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is currently seeking an Admissions Counselor for the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance.
Bilingual Spanish Emerson School in Austin, TX seeks an elementary art teacher.
QUINN FABLE ADVERTISING in NYC has an opening for a Junior Art Director.
VISUAL INGENUITY in St Louis seeks a Graphic Design Associate.
The Art Institute of Austin is currently identifying qualified candidates for the position of Program Coordinator to lead the Fashion program. This position does require a teaching load in addition to overall management of the program.
Upcoming residency deadlines follow. Happy searching!
AZULE (Hot Springs , North Carolina United States)
Elsewhere Studios (Paonia, Colorado United States)
Mesa Refuge (Point Reyes Station, California United States)
The Banff Centre | Interdisciplinary programs (Banff, Alberta Canada)
Thurber House | John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence (Columbus, Ohio United States)
Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, California United States)
Caldera (Sisters, Oregon United States)
HUB-BUB (Spartanburg, South Carolina United States)
Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, Vermont United States)
AHHA Visual Art Residency | Hardesty Arts Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma United States)
Lanesboro Residency Program (Lanesboro, Minnesota United States)
Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, California United States)
The Rensing Center (Pickens, South Carolina United States)
Weir Farm Art Center (Wilton, Connecticut United States)
Willapa Bay AiR (Oysterville, Washington United States)