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Women in the Heights – Creating for Change

In celebration of Women’s History Month, NoMAA (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling presents “Women in the Heights – Creating for Change”


In celebration of Women’s History Month, NoMAA (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling presents
Women in the Heights - Creating for Change
Curated by Andrea Arroyo

March 8-29, 2019
Rio II Gallery
583 Riverside Drive (btw 135-136th St) Penthouse, NYC 10031

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10am-5pm. Free and open to the public.

Presenting the works of: Nadema Agard Winyan Luta/Red Woman, Yael Ben-Zion, Leenda Bonilla, Susan Bresler, Lyndell Brookhouse-Gil, Cathleen Campbell, Lisbeth Checo, Rose Deler, Julann Gebbie, Wilhelmina Grant, Beth Green, C’naan Hamburger, Selina Hernandez, Josefina Hernandez, Jeanne Jalandoni, Julia Justo, Andrea Kornbluth, Lilia Levin, Alison Loeb, Elizabeth Lorris Ritter, Luciana Maiorana, Hye-Ryoung Min, Patricia Miranda, Rosa Naparstek, Nancy Rakoczy, Marcie Revens, Diana Schmertz, Elizabeth Starcevic, Yasuyo Tanaka and Joana Toro.

Opening: March 8, 6:30pm
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Artist Talk/Workshop & Closing March 29, 6:30pm
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Join the artists as they share their processes and visions followed by the workshop: How to use your art to create change” led by curator Andrea Arroyo. This session is appropriate for emerging and mid-career artists of all disciplines.

All work is for sale unless marked. Please contact the artists directly if you are interested in purchasing or learning more about their artwork.


Women in the Heights: Creating for Change – Closing / Artist Talk

2019 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest WINNERS

This year, NoMAA had 69 submissions! Congratulations to the winners.

FIRST PLACE WINNER:
Liz Roberts

FIRST PLACE WINNER:
Liz Roberts has background in fine art with an MFA in painting from Temple University, and worked as a graphic designer at daily newspapers for over a decade. Liz has lived and had her studio in Washington Heights for the last 21 years, painting with gouache and also with pixels.

SECOND PLACE:
Alexis Agliano Sanborn

SECOND PLACE:
Alexis Agliano Sanborn is an artist based in Washington Heights. She works primarily in watercolors, pen & ink and specializes in illustration. Since 2016, Alexis has been working to produce a documentary about food education in Japan.

THIRD PLACE:
Ashanti N. Muñiz

THIRD PLACE:
Ashanti N. Muñiz is a Dominican-American writer from Washington Heights who graduated with a Bachelors in Graphic Design and Creative Writing. Many of her works combine her love for word play with typography & can be found at createshanti.com

OPEN CALL – Women in the Heights: Creating for Change

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is seeking submissions for “Women in the Heights: Creating for Change”, an exhibition featuring work by women artists of Northern Manhattan.


The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is seeking submissions for “Women in the Heights: Creating for Change”, an annual exhibition featuring work by women artists of Northern Manhattan.

Curated by Andrea Arroyo

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2019
Open to self-identified women artists working or residing in El Barrio, Inwood, Washington Heights or Harlem. Above 110th Street on the West Side (west of 5th Ave) and above 96th Street on the East Side (east of 5th Ave).
Submission requirements:

  • 4 images (jpg, 300 dpi, 4″ wide on largest side) or written/spoken word (doc, docx, pdf – maximum 250 words)
  • Image List: title, year, medium, size, price (pdf, doc or docx)
  • Artist Statement (One paragraph statement commenting on the subject, process and/or any other pertinent information about the work submitted. 100 words maximum.)
  • Artist Bio / Resume (one page, pdf, doc or docx)

Timeline:

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2019
Notification: February 15
Delivery of accepted works at the Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive (@ 135th Street): February 25 &amp 26, 10am-5pm (Dates to be confirmed)
Opening Reception: March 8, 6-8pm
Artist Talk, Workshop “How to use your art to create change” and Closing Reception: March 29
Pick-up of work: After the closing March 29, or April 1-2

Wall-hung works in all fine art media will be considered for the exhibit, maximum width of all artworks is 36” (including frame).

Written/spoken word works (maximum 250 words) must be presented printed and framed as per framing guidelines.

ACCEPTED WORK (please read and follow the instructions carefully):

Participating artists must provide all of the requested materials by the dates indicated above.
All artwork must be presented in a professional manner (including: professional-grade framing, matting and display materials.) All works must have hanging wire attached to the back (at least 2” below top edge of work,) no other hanging hardware will be accepted (The gallery has a railing system with rods and hooks, no picture hanging hooks or nails will be used on the walls).
All work must be labeled on the back with artist’s name and title.
All artwork must be available for exhibition for the duration of the show.
Sales of artworks are not conducted by NoMAA. However, a price list will be available, and artists will be contacted directly by interested buyers. We suggest a donation of 15% of the sale to NoMAA to help sustain our gallery.
Images of the artwork may be used by NoMAA for promotion of the exhibit (for non-commercial purposes only).
Artists will be encouraged to participate in an artist talk.
Please note that Broadway Housing Communities has insurance coverage for the Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive. There is however no FINE ARTS insurance for individual pieces.

If you have any questions, call (212) 567 4394 or nomaagallery@gmail.com

2019 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest

2019 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest. Deadline February 25, 2019


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR WASHINGTON HEIGHTS-INWOOD AND WEST HARLEM ARTISTS
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25, 2019

  • $1,250 Grand Prize 1st place winner
  • $500 for 2nd place
  • $250 for 3rd place

APPLY

REQUIREMENTS

  • Consideration is given to eye-catching original and unpublished images which highlight the unique characteristics of Northern Manhattan.
  • Include the phrase: 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll / Paseo de las Artes
  • Design must accommodate 11″x17″ poster, and various sizes for social media (300 dpi jpg, 4-5mb)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Artists must be West Harlem, Washington Heights-Inwood residents (W 135th to W 155th St from Edgecombe Ave west to the Hudson River, W155th Street to W 220th St river-to-river)
  • Artists may only submit one (1) design for consideration.

1st, 2nd and 3rd PLACE WINNER SELECTION

  • A panel of distinguished judges from the local arts community will select the grand prize 1st place winner, 2nd and 3rd place winner.
  • The names of the artists will not be submitted to the judges.
  • NoMAA owns the intellectual property rights on 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll poster designs for the winner, 2nd and 3rd finalists.

GRAND PRIZE 1st PLACE WINNER AGREES THAT

  • The 1st place image will be used exclusively to promote the 2019 Uptown Arts Stroll in print and online.
  • On BronxNet OPEN: Puerto Rico- A Hope in the Dark

    On Open Friday, host Daren Jaime sits down with Joanna Castro, Executive Director Of Nomaa (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) and Charlie Vazquez, Arts & Culture Consultant, to talk about ‘Puerto Rico: Hope In The Dark,’ a documentary that depicts the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

    This documentary by PACE University Students – PaceDocs – will be featured at the INTERNATIONAL PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL, happening Nov 14 – 18, 2018
    On Open Friday, host Daren Jaime sits down with Joanna Castro, Executive Director Of Nomaa (Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) and Charlie Vázquez, Arts & Culture Consultant, to talk about ‘Puerto Rico: Hope In The Dark,’ a documentary that depicts the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

    BronxNet: Puerto Rico Hope in The Dark Screening & Panel Discussion was held at Sugar Hill Museum of Art & Storytelling on September 23, 2018.
    Excerpt with Interviews (2:20)

    Full program on BronxNet, Documentary and Panel (2 hours in length)

    You can also watch the entire PaceDoc Documentary on YouTube

    Persuasive Visions

    The 5th edition of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)’s public art initiative.
    Guest curator Stephanie Lindquist
    Sunday November 4, 1:30 pm Artist Talk with: Nick Kozak and Gina Goico
    Northern End of Inwood Hill Park (enter at Indian Road and 218th Street)

    The 5th edition of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)’s public art initiative.
    Guest curator Stephanie Lindquist
    Northern end of Inwood Hill Park (enter at Indian Road and 218th Street)
    ON VIEW UNTIL MARCH 2019
    Inspired by W. E. B. Du Bois’s conviction that propaganda through the arts can create social change, Persuasive Visions presents the work of two local artists, Gina Goico and Nick Kozak, who respond to today’s constant deluge of (mis)information.

    Gina Goico www.ginagoico.com
    Sanar
    As we are inundated daily with media Gina Goico reminds us of the power of cleansing ourselves and holding space for our community. In this case, she invited neighbors to reconnect through conversation and collaboration creating traditional Dominican pellizas that read “reconocer para sanar”/ “recognize to heal” in her installation Sanar.

    Nick Kozak www.kozakartclass.com
    Opposition Position
    Nick Kozak’s installation Opposition Position challenges us to examine our education system and to stage our own educational interactions in this classroom in the park.

    All are welcome to attend free workshops led by local students on the first Saturday of the month through March of 2019 FINAL WORKSHOP will be Saturday March 9. RSVP HERE

    This holiday season we were shocked to find the social sculpture Opposition Position uprooted in Inwood Hill Park. Created by artist Nick Kozak, this public art work is activated by local high school students every month through dialogue around topics that matter most to youth and the community: health, safety, education, communication, technology, and identity.

    In the days after we were also heartened to see neighbors take ownership of this social sculpture by carefully arranging the chairs and desk of this classroom in the park back to its original layout.

    Opposition Position will continue to be on view at the northern entrance of Inwood Hill Park through March 2019./span>


    Made possible with support from NYC Department of Small Business Services N360 Grant, Con Edison and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council