Exhibition: Ephemeral Arts Project 2013

As part of NoMAA’s 10th Anniversary Uptown Arts Stroll, NYRP will host installations along the bike path at Sherman Creek Park and within Swindler Cove Park in June 2013.

As part of NoMAA’s 10th Anniversary Uptown Arts Stroll, NYRP will host installations along the bike path at Sherman Creek Park and within Swindler Cove Park in June 2013.

The opening of the project will be on Saturday 8 June 2013, coinciding with the Harlem River Festival (11–3 p.m.) and the Peter Jay Sharp Row New York Regatta. Meet the artists 1–3 p.m.

The Ephemeral Art Project, a public art program in Washington Heights and Inwood, was created by NoMAA in partnership with the NYC Restoration Project with the objective of affording local artists the opportunity to create temporary art in the uptown parks and community gardens within the framework of environmental respect and community engagement. This program is sponsored in part by ConEdison.

Swindler Cove Park

The artists are:

  • Laura Calhoun
  • John Cichon
  • Iliana emilia garcia
  • Scherezade Garcia
  • Xóchitl Cristina Gil-Higuchi
  • Erin Turner

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Upcoming professional development opportunities from the Harlem Arts Alliance

Harlem Arts Alliance’s professional development series is designed to strengthen and grow the skills and capacity of individual artists and arts organizations.

Harlem Arts Alliance’s professional development series is designed to strengthen and grow the skills and capacity of individual artists and arts organizations. The workshops, seminars and forums are open to individual artists and arts organizations seeking to build their administrative tool kit and improve their effectiveness. The sessions are presented by noted professionals in their respective fields.

Upcoming opportunities

  • Discover the New York City Public Art Programs and Preserving Public Art (Tuesday 14 May 2013)
  • Discover The City College of New York’s Art Programs and Gallery Spaces (Wednesday 15 May 2013)
  • The Bomb Shelter presents, “The War Room: Spoken Word Writing Workshop” (Thursday 16 May 2013)
  • 21st Century Tips on How to Record and Distribute Your Music (Wednesday 12 June 2013)

For more information, visit the Harlem Arts Alliance’s website.

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Call for proposals: Rockaway Barrier Beautification Project

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation solicits ideas and volunteer support for an initiative to paint the jersey barriers which will be installed to protect pedestrians and bicyclists on Shore Front Parkway from Beach 74th to Beach 107th Streets, in Rockaway. Interested artists are invited to submit design ideas for these painted barriers. Deadline: Wednesday 15 May 2013.

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (Parks) is partnering with local civic organizations, the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Community Affairs Unit (CAU) of the New York City Office of the Mayor, NYC Service, and New York Cares to solicit ideas and volunteer support for an initiative to paint the jersey barriers which will be installed to protect pedestrians and bicyclists on Shore Front Parkway from Beach 74th to Beach 107th Streets, in Rockaway.

Interested artists are invited to submit design ideas for these painted barriers. Each selected artist will be assigned a site within a designated sub-section of barriers along Shore Front Parkway and will be responsible for producing stencils, translating the design, and overseeing the painting of the design onto the barriers. All barrier sites will be primed in advance. Volunteers will assist selected artists with mural production during the summer of 2013.

Proposal submission deadline: Wednesday 15 May 2013.

For more information and to submit your proposal, visit the Parks website.

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Call for artists: Asphalt Art Activation

Interested in painting murals on asphalt? The NYC Department of Transportation is seeking proposals from artists and graphic designers to create a mural to celebrate the launch of bike share. Application deadline: Friday 10 May 2013.

Interested in painting murals on asphalt? The NYC Department of Transportation is seeking proposals from artists and graphic designers to create a mural to celebrate the launch of bike share. Most bike share stations are being installed on underutilized asphalt street spaces near traffic triangles, or on wide sidewalks. The bike share stations and adjacent street provide opportunities for artists to beautify underutilized asphalt spaces. Each selected artist will be awarded an honorarium of $2,000, a stencil production fee of $1,000, and DOT will cover all materials costs.

The deadline for applying is Friday 10 May 2013. Download the application.

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Call to artists: Ephemeral Arts Project

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are accepting submissions for the Ephemeral Arts Project, a series of temporary art installations to be on display during June 2013 in Sherman Creek Park and Swindler’s Cove. Proposal submission deadline: 17 May 2013.

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are accepting submissions for the Ephemeral Arts Project, a series of temporary art installations to be on display during June 2013.

As part of NoMAA’s 10th Anniversary Uptown Arts Stroll, NYRP will host installations along the bike path at Sherman Creek Park and within Swindler Cove Park in June 2013. The Ephemeral Arts Project, a public art program in Washington Heights and Inwood, was created by NoMAA in partnership with the NYC Restoration Project with the objective of affording local artists the opportunity to create temporary art in the uptown parks and community gardens within the framework of environmental respect and community engagement. This program is sponsored in part by ConEdison.

Swindler Cove Park

Interested artists must submit proposals electronically by 17 May 2013 under the following guidelines:

Guidelines

  • Preference will be given to site-specific work that incorporates the social or ecological landscape of Northern Manhattan.
  • All work must not damage the indigenous landscape.
  • There are no specific size parameters.
  • All work will be installed either along the bike path or within Swindler Cove Park.
  • NYRP will supervise the installation of all work and file any necessary permits.

Proposals should include:

  • Contact information.
  • Detailed description of the proposed work including specific dimensions, materials used, and the approximate time needed for set-up. Photos and/or sketches are preferred.
  • Description of precautions that will be taken to avoid damaging the landscape.
  • Artist(s) résumé and/or vision statement (limit one page).
  • Examples of previous work (limit 5 images).

Project implementation details:

  • 17 May: Proposals due
  • 24 May: Acceptance notification
  • 1–7 June: Installation set-up
  • 8 June: Exhibition opening
  • 1–5 July: Installation break-down

Please submit proposals electronically by 17 May 2013, 5 p.m. EDT, to Joanna E. Castro at

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NoMAA Newsletter – 2 May 2013

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

Greetings! The excitement of the 10th Uptown Arts Stroll in June is keeping our energy levels very high at the NoMAA office and around the whole community. We have over 64 events scheduled in our neighborhoods for the month of June. But we still we have more opportunities for artists to participate, including our new Ephemeral Art Project, a public art program in Washington Heights and Inwood created by NoMAA in partnership with the NYC Restoration Project. Read the complete issue »

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