2006-05-26 / Columnists

From The Artists Studio

Something's Coming - Something Good Rockaway Artists Alliance
by Susan Hartenstein

Something's Coming - Something Good
Rockaway Artists Alliance


Heads up! ARTSPLASH, RAA's annual multimedia fall arts festival will be here before you know it. The call to artists is here now. Dates: September 9, 2006 - October 15, 2006. Deadline for submissions: July 14. 2006. Eligibility for this juried exhibition: USA artists a minimum of 18 years of age.

Visual artists of all media, including literary and performing artists. Original artworks of all media and concepts: sculpture, photography, fine arts, dance, video, installations, poetry, ceramics, music and theater. Not eligible: Work previously displayed in an RAA exhibit.

Entry fees: $35 (members - $25)/ Submissions: up to 6 slides, photographs or CD. Digital Art: up to 6 high-resolution 8.5x11 inch digital prints. Sculpture: 2 views of each work (up to 12 slides) Performances: Queue one VHS, audiotape or CD for immediate play. See below for RAA contact information for full prospectus and entry form.

Upcoming at the RAA galleries @ Fort Tilden:

Lines in the Sand: The Chairs of Bagno Maria, an exhibit of photographs by Christina Jorge. On view June 4-June 25 at sTudio 6 Gallery, Fort Tilden, National Recreation Area, Rockaway, Queens, NY.

"Lonely Girl" Artist: Wendy LoVoy Medium: Acrylic on canvas.
"Lonely Girl" Artist: Wendy LoVoy Medium: Acrylic on canvas. Bodyscapes : Exploring the Multi-dimensional Aspects of the Human Figure. On view June 3-June 25 at sTudio7 Gallery.

Wine and cheese reception for both exhibits: Sunday, June 11, 1-3 p.m. Gallery hours: Saturdays 12-4 p.m., Sundays 1-4 p.m. and by appointment.

Free admission.

For information and directions: (718) 474-0861; E-mail: RockArt116@aol.com Website: www.rockawayartistsalliance.org.

Theater@ Fort Tilden:

The Rockaway Theater Company will be holding open auditions for Michael Frayn's farce, NOISES OFF, directed by Bernard Bosio.

Dates for auditions: Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 31,at 7:30 p.m. Callbacks will be by invitation only, on Saturday, June 3 at 1 p.m.The play will rehearse during July and August and will be presented in September 2006 for 8 performances.Additional auditions may be scheduled if certain parts are not cast. Requirements: The play calls for 5 males and 4 females.Comedic monologues are preferred, but sides will be provided upon request. The producers are looking for strong comedic talent,impeccable timing and dynamic physical ability (physical comedy is a big part of this production). Please be somewhat familiar with this play.Resum and head shots requested but not mandatory. Call (718) 850-2450 for further details.

Congratulations to co-directors Peggy Page and Michael Wotypka and the cast and crew of The Women for a job well done. Brava!

Robert Sarnoff's artwork has recently been selected to appearon the Saatchi GalleryA-Z Listing. This is an online listing for the London gallery. Sarnoff is a visual artist, writer and award-winning film director. He is Editorial Cartoonist for The Wave.

The Saatchi Gallery aims "to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art." It showcases young artists whose work has little or no public or commercial exposure, and work by established international artists that have had little or no exposure in the United Kingdom. Many of these artists have, as a result, been offered exhibitions by galleries and museums internationally. When the gallery first opened twenty years, it was primarily those interested in the contemporary art scene that visited Saatchi. Today, as awareness of and interest in contemporary art has increased, the gallery welcomes more than 600,000 visitors a year, and over 1,000 schools have organized student visits.

Jeff Berman, whose mixed media work has frequently been on view at the RAA galleries including a solo show, will have a solo and spotlight exhibit atSoHo Photo Gallery, 15 White Street in Manhattan.

The opening is June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. A second opening takes place on June 7from 6 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the 5th year gala of the International Dance Festival, which is the subject matter of Berman's exhibit.

There will also be a talk on June 10 from 2-4 p.m. at the gallery. Berman and the choreographers will be available to answer questions and introduce some of the dancers of the festival. This talk is part of a grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council to revitalize White Street and lower Manhattan.

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