NoMAA Gallery: Art on Site – Northern Manhattan Artists Explore the Landscape

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance invites you to an exhibition that explores the contrasting urban and rural character of Northern Manhattan. Dates: 6 December 2012 – 10 January 2013.

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance invites you to an exhibition that explores the contrasting urban and rural character of Northern Manhattan. Seen through the eyes of six painters working from nature, the artwork presents a distinct interpretation of our familiar surroundings.

Dates: 6 December 2012 – 10 January 2013

Gallery Hours: Mon–Fri, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., or by appointment (call +1 212 568-4396)

Opening Reception: Thursday 6 December 2012, 6–8 p.m. (view photos)

Location: NoMAA Gallery, The Cornerstone Center, 178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th Street), 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10040

Artists Panel: Thursday 10 January 2013, 6–8 p.m.

“Pine Grove, Fort Tryon” by Tony Serio
“Pine Grove, Fort Tryon” by Tony Serio

Artists:

Curator: Susan De Vries, Director of Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

For more information, please contact NoMAA at or +1 212 568-4396.

Photos from the Opening Reception

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United Palace of Cultural Arts – Launch and Arts Interaction

The public is invited to celebrate the launch of the United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA), Thursday 25 October 2012.

United Palace of Cultural Arts – Launch and Arts Interaction
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The public is invited to celebrate the launch of the United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA).

Date: Thursday 25 October, 6–8:30 p.m.
Location: The United Palace, 4140 Broadway at West 175th Street

Learn about the new arts and cultural center in Washington Heights, where art transforms lives!

Presentations and performances:

  • A Heights hip-hop cipher featuring the Machine, Avalon the Dawn, and Circa ’95 (Patty Dukes and Rephstar)
  • Spoken word performances by Mary Ely Peña-Gratereaux, hattie gossett, Elizabeth Balaguer, Robin Glasser, Aimee Rubinstein and Evan Shwarzbaum
  • Photographer Jay Franco and the “Faces of Hope” exhibition
  • A puppet show by Schattenkabinett
  • Students in the WHIN Music Project
  • Music by guitarist Rubén González, Michael Wimberly, and Demetrius Daniel
  • Video by Led Black/Jonathan Ullman
  • Performances by UP Theater Company, People’s Theatre Project, and City Boy
  • Tango in the Heights
  • Interactive dance finale by Organic Magnetics
  • and special, surprise guests

For more information, please contact Mike Fitelson at or +1 212 568-6700 x41.

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Open Call – DOT Urban Art Program: pARTners

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) invites organization-artist teams to submit proposals to produce temporary, site-responsive art for installation at DOT sites.

The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) invites organization-artist teams to submit proposals to produce temporary, site-responsive art for installation at DOT sites.

Twice a year, DOT announces a list of Priority Sites owned and maintained by the agency for artists to respond to with proposals. In addition to Priority Sites, applicants are invited to propose alternate project sites not included on this list. Interested organizations and artists are required to submit a single application. The DOT Urban Art Advisory Committee reviews proposals each spring and fall.

DOT works closely with selected partner organizations to produce and install artwork within six months of notification. Artwork may be installed for up to 11 months. Not-for-profit organizations are eligible to receive up to $5,000 toward direct project costs.

Current deadline: Friday 19 October 2012.

For more information and to download the application packet, visit www.nyc.gov/urbanart.

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Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award – 2013 Application Guidelines

Parks’ Art & Antiquities Department invites New York City-based emerging artists to submit a proposal for the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award.

Tappen Park, Staten Island
Tappen Park, Staten Island
Parks’ Art & Antiquities Department invites New York City–based emerging artists to submit a proposal for the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award. Clare Weiss was the Public Art Curator for the New York City Parks Department.

The annual award is granted to one artist who submits the most compelling proposal for an outdoor sculpture for Tappen Park in Staten Island. This location has been determined based on its visibility and its proximity within a neighborhood underserved by public art; the location changes annually. The sculpture will be exhibited for a maximum of one year.

No proposals for sculptures previously exhibited will be accepted.

The award recipient will receive $10,000. The recipient is highly encouraged to visit the site, as well as procure in-kind support and other additional funding necessary to support a one-year outdoor installation.

Submissions are due 15 December 2012.

See the complete guidelines on the Parks and Recreation website.

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Press Alert: NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute 2012 to Host Experts on Arts Marketing and Law

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) invites artists and arts organizations to the NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute 2012, a one-day conference on 20 October 2012 designed to examine common issues in the arts and to share some of the fundamental steps to creating and sustaining a career as an artist and to developing and running a successful arts organization.

Media Contact: Sandra A. Garcia-Betancourt, +1 212 568-4396

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) invites artists and arts organizations to the NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute 2012, a one-day conference designed to examine common issues in the arts and to share some of the fundamental steps to creating and sustaining a career as an artist and to developing and running a successful arts organization.

This year’s NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute speakers and presenters are Carla Lynne Hall, a Musician and Online Marketing Specialist; David Kitto, VP of Marketing and Sales at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC; Sergio Muñoz-Sarmiento, Artist and Arts Lawyer; and Ms. Judith Moldover, Senior Staff Attorney with Lawyers Alliance for New York.

NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute will be held on Saturday 20 October, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Malcolm X & Dr. Berry Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center, 3940 Broadway, New York, NY 10032.

The cost per person is $25 including NoMAA Membership. This event is free for current NoMAA Members and includes breakfast, lunch and networking session.

NoMAA Technical Assistance Institute 2012 is possible thanks to the support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), New York Community Trust, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Lawyers Alliance for New York.

For reservations, e-mail  or call +1 212 568-4396.

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NoMAA Newsletter – 4 October 2012

NoMAA workshops and other happenings :: local events :: events around town :: opportunities

We are thrilled to congratulate Junot Diaz who was awarded the MacArthur Prize this week. Junot is perhaps best known as the author of Drown, The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, and most recently, This Is How You Will Lose Her. He has received numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize and now the MacArthur. He is a beloved member of our community and has been involved in and supportive of our work at NoMAA as well as at Word Up! Community Bookshop. We could not be more happy for him and his success. Read the complete issue »

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