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ROMANCE ON THE ROAD

Washington DC -- American travelers, especially married couples, say they love to get away to rekindle the romantic feelings in their relationships, according to a new survey released today by Travel Industry Association of America.( TIA).

According to the TIA Travel Poll, a monthly survey of 1,500 U.S. adults conducted in January, 61.8 million American adults (31% of U.S. adults) said they took a romantic getaway in the past 12 months. The average number of romantic vacations taken in 1997 was 2.5 and the total number of romantic getaway person trips was 155 million. A romantic getaway is defined as a trip with a spouse or other love interest without children to rekindle the romantic feelings in the relationship.

Of those people who took a romantic getaway in the last 12 months, one-half of romantic travelers only took one romantic trip (51%) and one-fourth took two romantic trips in the past year (26%). One in ten (10%) kept love alive with 5 or more getaways a year.

"Today couples are working longer and harder. Often their free time is dominated with kids, chores and outside activities," said William S. Norman president and CEO of the Travel Industry Association. "Quick vacations have become the perfect way for Americans to get away from their daily hassles and rejuvenate their love lives at the same time."

Romantic travelers without children in their households took more romantic getaways in the past 12 months than romantic travelers with children (3.1 vs. 1.9 trips, respectively).

Visiting a city for dining and entertainment purposes is the number one type of romantic getaway taken by Americans last year. City vacations were popular with 74% of those surveyed. Getaways to beaches and/or lakes were ranked second at 44%, gambling vacations were ranked third at 21%, golf/tennis vacations and cruises were tied at 12% and skiing trips were popular with 7% of romantic travelers.

Interestingly, men (54%) are more likely than women (46%) to view their vacation trips as romantic getaways. Romantic travelers are more likely to be married and have higher incomes but are less likely to be single when compared to other adults who have not taken a romantic getaway in the last 12 months.
Romantic Travelers All Other U.S. Adults
Men 54% 45%
Women 46% 55%

Married 78% 59%
Single 17% 22%
Divorced/Widowed/Separated 5% 19%
TIA is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the $552 billion travel industry. TIA's mission is to represent the whole of the U.S. travel industry to promote and facilitate increased travel to and within the United States.

Branson hits some high-class notes
By Kitty Bean Yancey, USA TODAY

BRANSON, Mo. — Past Billy Bob's Dairyland on pickup-truck-clogged Country Boulevard, across from an elevated go-kart track, Japanese koi glide serenely in a rock pond at the entrance to the discreet beige building that houses Andy Williams' Moon River Theatre. (Fare Compare: How much will it cost to get to Branson?)

Staying in style: Big Cedar Lodge has golf, horseback riding, fishing, water sports and spa.

Inside, the airy lobby with blond oak floors is lined with millions of dollars of original works by Willem de Kooning, David Hockney, Henry Moore and more. Part of the

76-year-old crooner's personal collection, they're on view for free when the theater is open.

Who knew?

Museum-quality modern art isn't something you'd expect to find in this tour-bus, tank-top destination known for mass-market family attractions and hee-haw entertainment. But behind Branson's Hicksville facade — the stage shows by country stars whose heyday was 30 years ago, the Elvis impersonators and biscuit-and-gravy greasefests that lured 7 million visitors last year — are amusements, lodgings and eateries where even a city slicker with highfalutin tastes can be in hog heaven.

In fact, this southern Missouri town of 6,500 in the shadow of the Ozark Mountains is trying to attract a broader spectrum of tourists than the seniors and families who've made it a top U.S. tourist destination ever since aging Nashville stars began opening theaters here in the early '80s.

"People come and expect to find just hillbillies," says local developer Steve Critchfield, sipping a gin and tonic on the deck of the Candlestick Inn.

He's a partner in the upscale restaurant and is involved in a project to transform part of the city's downtown into a $300 million waterside convention, shopping and dining destination à la San Antonio's Riverwalk. The first phase of Branson Landing is due in 2006. But what does Branson currently offer the vacationer in search of the hip, happening or elegant? Here's what turned up on a trawl for the town's unsung attractions one recent weekend:

3 p.m. Saturday: Williams' 2,054-seat theater is closed until September, when he and Ann-Margret team for an extravaganza that includes his signature Moon River. Today, he has popped in to discuss his art collection.

L.A. stylish in a black T-shirt and pants and blue-tinted sunglasses, he receives a guest in his office/dressing room that looks as if it could be in Architectural Digest.

(Indeed, his theater has been showcased on its pages.) Surrounding the piano and Italian caramel leather sofas are works by de Kooning, Picasso, Basquiat and Miró.

When the eternally suave Williams opened his theater in 1992, "everything here was country," he says. "But I decided I wasn't going to come down here and be something other than what I am." A collector since age 19 or 20, he thought his fans would appreciate his art and wanted to share it.Branson's franchise-lined Country Boulevard Strip "is kind of honky-tonk," he concedes. But farther afield, the area's charms include "countryside that's beautiful, if you like outdoor stuff."

He praises the aspen-dotted hills, the streams and lakes stocked with trout and bass. His golfing haunts include Branson Creek, a Tom Fazio-designed beauty that's been rated one of the nation's 100 best public courses by Golf Digest.

As for dining, the Candlestick Inn and lesser-known Zoey's Mediterranean Cuisine are among his local favorites. But don't expect big-city, fine-dining airs, he warns.

"Everything is more casual here."

If you go ...

If you shudder at garish billboards, rows of motels, souvenir shops and fast-food restaurants, much of Branson will be off-putting. But the area still has enticements for those turned off by mass-market tourism.

Getting there: Branson is just under an hour's drive from the Springfield/Branson Regional Airport; carriers include American, Northwest and United Express.

Staying in style: Big Cedar Lodge has golf, horseback riding, fishing, water sports and spa. The rustic-elegant private log cabins with kitchens.

Bargain hunters might check into the Branson Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn in a 1903 building in historic downtown. Lodging in antique-decorated rooms and a delicious breakfast such as baked pear and eggs Benedict, plus complimentary homemade cookies, bottled water and soda.

Fine dining: Sunday's all-you-can-eat champagne brunch at Big Cedar Lodge is a local institution. Homemade pita bread and creative Greek-influenced dishes are draws at Zoey's Mediterranean Cuisine. Impressive views, a nice wine list and fare such as South African lobster and Colorado lamb are served at the Candlestick Inn.

Bar hopping: Branson performers belly up at funky Tsunami and dance at Wildwood Flower/Ain't Misbehavin'.

6:30 p.m.: Since Williams clearly is a man of taste, a drive to Zoey's out-of-town location on Highway 265 seems like a good idea.

It is. Inside the unassuming white building just past a campground is white-tablecloth dining on creative dishes. Tonight's specials are sofrito (veal) in vermouth and capers and grouper stuffed with feta, spinach and roasted red peppers.

The pita bread and its balsamic dipping sauce are made daily by chef George Ioannides, who owns Zoey's with wife Debra. He also cooks with herbs from their garden. Practically all the stars who play Branson come here.

"People tell us, 'We eat all over the world and this is the best,' " Debra says. Zoey's is named for their 6-year-old daughter.

8 p.m.: Time to seek out an unexpected offering among Branson's four dozen Saturday-night shows. Cirque premiered a month ago and aims to attract a wider audience than those drawn by country classics or corn-pone comedy. Tonight, a troupe of jugglers and acrobats enthrall the near-capacity crowd at the Remington Theatre with a fantastical tale of an enchanted jungle. There's no dialogue — just Cirque du Soleil-style glow-in-the-dark costumes and dazzling aerial feats performed by European gymnasts to thumping music. Adult tickets cost less than half what you'd pay to see similar fare in Las Vegas. The finale has tongues wagging: two spray-painted male acrobats in no more than tight briefs. It's considered risqué for Branson.

10:30 p.m.: There aren't a lot of bars in this family destination that's more popular with teetotaling Bible readers than hell-raising party animals. But here in a strip shopping center, Tsunami is a happening place. A song by hot Tex-Mex group Los Lonely Boys plays on the sound system before the band sets up. Musicians, singers and dancers — obviously regulars — drift in to greet the bartender.

"This is Branson's Cheers," says Sharon Steidler, a striking brunette in short shorts. She has worked in Las Vegas and is a backup singer in the Legends in Concert show, which features impersonators of greats such as Whitney Houston and Elvis. Branson show people often work six days a week, she says. So they need to unwind.

After a Bud Lite, she's ready for her next Saturday night stop — "You've got to hear Bucky Heard!" — and heads for her car to show the way.

12:30 a.m.: The 1,200-square-foot dance floor of the Wildwood Flower/Ain't Misbehavin' nightclub is packed. Grandmas and grandpas and middle-aged guys in cowboy hats boogie happily alongside twentysomethings dancing barefoot.

The $3 chardonnay isn't up to chic New York or L.A. club standards, but there's more genuine fervor and fun in the air.

Onstage, Heard is dripping with sweat and putting his considerable vocal might into Play That Funky Music. Backing him are other members of the Horndawgs, a band composed of a dozen musicians from various theaters. Heard, who plays Blues Brother John Belushi in the Legends show, has his left arm in a sling. It was injured during one of the 1,500 cartwheels he turns onstage yearly.

The Horndawgs play Saturdays after their tightly scripted theater stints. Now they're free to jam, drink onstage, sing racy lyrics. "This is my fun, my release," Heard says during a break as fans line up to kiss and compliment him. "Here we can let our hair down."

11:30 a.m. Sunday: The driveway of Big Cedar Lodge snakes past forests with twittering birds and views of Table Rock Lake. This former getaway of a railroad magnate, 9 miles

south of Branson, became a resort, with stables, spa, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, rustic-elegant lodge and private log cabins — including one where George and Barbara Bush once stayed.

Similar in setting and ambience to an exclusive Adirondack retreat, it boasts a big-production Sunday champagne brunch in the beamed main dining room. Oysters and shrimp. Salmon en croûte. Crab/mango/gorgonzola salad. A table groaning with gooey desserts.

"A lot of our guests go into Branson, but they don't want to stay there," says Shari Beckley, Big Cedar marketing manager. Some never leave the 800-acre property.

Up on the scenic golf course, Dan Irwin of Gilroy, Calif., is finishing a round with family members celebrating his in-laws' 50th anniversary. He is used to paying for 18 holes; here it costs less. "This is a bargain, an amazing place," he says. "I'm telling all my buddies about it."

6:30 p.m.: As the sun starts to go down over Lake Taneycomo outside the Candlestick Inn's picture windows, Steve and Pam Critchfield are explaining how seven years ago there was not much "fine dining" in Branson. Over tuna carpaccio with gingered slaw and Colorado lamb, Steve says when they moved here from Wichita, he had to reassure friends and relatives that "there's more than shows here." Says Pam: "A lot of Branson has stepped up to a new level."

10 p.m.: Away from the post-show traffic jam on the Strip, Tsunami is filling up. The bartender sets down a drink with a "here you go, honey."

A half-hour later, stage makeup scrubbed off, Steidler strolls in. Cirque cast members order refreshment. The mood is laid-back and friendly. It feels like the perfect nightcap to a weekend of unexpected pleasures.

Autumn Historic Folklife Festival - Hannibal, MO

"America’s Hometown," Hannibal Missouri, will host its 28th annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17 on Hannibal’s Historic Main Street. Festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This popular fall festival celebrates the traditions that make Hannibal "America’s Hometown." The Folklife Festival is sponsored and presented by the Hannibal Arts Council.

The two-day festival will feature artists, artisans and craftsmen demonstrating and selling historic crafts, traditional arts, arts & crafts, street musicians playing traditional tunes, food cooked on wood stoves, cider fresh from the apple press, a children’s area and a warm atmosphere for everyone. The Folklife Festival has been voted Favorite Festival in the area, consistently draws thousands of visitors from the Midwest, and hosts 100 exhibitors. A great time to be in Hannibal.

The streets will be lined with more than 80 quality Midwest artisans who exhibit and sell their original works in wood, fiber, pottery, candle making, jewelry making, painting and drawing, and a variety of other historic and traditional crafts.

For further information, or to request an exhibitor application for the Autumn Historic Folklife Festival call the Hannibal Arts Council.

The Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Arts Council England the Space Sciences Laboratory at UC Berkeley and the Leonardo network are pleased to announce this unique opportunity available to artists working in any art form. One individual will be selected to spend up to 7 months at the Space Science Laboratory, starting between January and February 2005. Working alongside scientists and educators, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to build their professional career through a sustained period of research and experimentation.

Branson Art Council Gallery

Are you an artist that would like to have your very own exhibit in the Branson Arts Council Gallery during 2005? We are currently scheduling local artists to display their art for a month in our 16X28' gallery area. The Branson Arts Council will do a press release to open your exhibit, hold a reception at a time you choose, serve light refreshments and give you printed invitations for you to send to your friends. There is no fee. We are insured and will gladly refer any interested sale inquiries to you.

The Chandler Arts Commission is requesting proposals from artists interested in the development of a Public Art component at the Fire and Police Community Facilities Complex, to be incorporated into the exterior public egress or park settings surrounding the complex. The community facility is within a larger park complex called Desert Breeze Park, including a lakeside Park view, containing a children's water park, railway and a Hummingbird garden. The proposal is unlimited in scope or medium. Project is open to artists nationally. Open to individual artists or artist teams. Site plans are available on request.

The Arts & Science Council Public Art Program and the Public Art Commission, which administer the 1% for art ordinance for Mecklenburg County, are issuing a request for qualifications from artists experienced with projects using text. The new County Courthouse, located at the intersection of McDowell and 4th Streets, will serve as a monumental entry to the Government District from the east. The eight story building will feature a corner portico and continuous covered walkway, which will be the main pedestrian entry to this urban sector.

Architects for the facility now under construction are Kallman, McKinnell and Wood, Boston, and Schenkel/Schultz of Charlotte. The completion date for the facility is late spring, 2006. (check). In addition, the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Planning Commission oversees design guidelines for the Center City, and gives special attention to enriching the pedestrian experience. To that end, Mecklenburg County is requesting that the Public Art Program and an artist take the lead, research and implement a text project to enhance the pedestrian experience along the corridor.

One strategy would be to collaborate with a recognized poet or writer to create the quotations. The oversight and costs for implementation of the project would also be part of the artist’s budget.

The building is to be faced with Valders limestone which is the material to receive the text. It is anticipated that the selected artist will present a proposal as to the number of panels that can be inscribed based upon cost.

Selection Process and Art Project Timeline: An Artist Selection Panel comprised of members of the Public Art Commission and the Courthouse Task Force, a stakeholder group guiding development of new facility, will meet to review applications. Selection will take place during summer, 2004. The project will begin during the summer, 2004 and continue to completion prior to building dedication in fall, 2006.

Project Budget: $100,000

Please contact Jean P. Greer – jean.greer@artsandscience.org for application process.

The Chattanooga Downtown Redevelopment Corporation is seeking artwork for the “First Street Project” as part of Chattanooga’s $120 million dollar downtown 21st Century Waterfront Plan and its public art initiative. The site, located in the heart of the downtown waterfront, is part of the historic city grid but is currently a parking lot. First Street will be rebuilt as an accessible pedestrian connection to link the river, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the surrounding blocks to the Hunter Museum of American Art and the neighboring Bluff View Arts District as well as North Chattanooga. Along the block between Cherry and Walnut Streets, called the “Garden Block,” shops, galleries, restaurants, and residences will eventually line terraced lawns. The terraces will serve as park, sculpture garden, and festival space. Now under construction, First Street is scheduled to be complete in April 2005.

The First Street Project is the third of Chattanooga’s public art initiatives for the 21st Century Waterfront Project. Hargreaves Associates is the lead consultant for the waterfront.

The First Street Project has three (3) competitive opportunities for individual artists, architects, and/or artist collaborations. Artists may apply for one or all of the competitions but must submit the required application and materials for each competition for which they are applying. Details for each competition and application requirements are outlined further in this document.

1. (Deadline has past for first phase)

2. (Deadline has past for second phase)

3. Sculpture Garden
Functional and non-functional, temporary and permanent work in any media suitable for outdoors. Each artist that is selected for the temporary 18-month exhibition will receive a $5,000 stipend per artist/piece. $100,000 in purchases.

Budget: $5,000 stipend. $100,000 in purchases.

Deadline: October 1, 2004.

Cultural Arts Council of Houston

The City of Houston with The Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County announce an RFQ for artists to compete for inclusion in the City of Houston Civic Art Program's Juried Slide Registry. The City of Houston Civic Art Ordinance was adopted in 2000 and designates 1.75% of the design and construction costs of certain capital improvement projects to art. Over the next five years, the city expects to have appropriated millions of dollars for civic art.

Deadline for completed submissions: September 20, 2004.

Artists who submit qualifications will be considered for the City of Houston Civic Art Program's Juried Slide Registry. All artists are encouraged to apply for the registry.

The City of Dana Point is requesting applications and concepts for a sculpture for the city’s new fire station. The sculpture site is approximately 8' X 20'. The budget for the project is $10,000.

Artists are encouraged to submit designs that reflect the city's historical, geographical and paleontological characteristics although there are no set themes and both representational and non-representational works will be considered.

Applicants should review the City of Dana Point's Art in Public Places code, read and fill out the application and return requested materials to the city's art consultant by September 30, 2004. .

ELECTRONIC MEDIA ARTS

Get ready for the National Film Challenge! From the folks that brought you the 48 Hour Film Project, comes a competition in which teams across the country will make short filmswrite, shoot, edit and score them-from scratch, one wild weekend. On Friday, October 1, you receive a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. On Monday, October 4, you send the completed film to us. To apply or find out more information, go to: www.filmchallenge.com . Email Ben at benguaraldi@yahoo.com to ask questions or get on the mailing list..

Grants for Painters

The George and Helen Segal Foundation is accepting applications for grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for painters only. The deadline for submission is October 1, 2004. Applications may be found on the Foundation's website: segalfoundation.org or you may contact the

Segal Foundation,
136 Davidson's Mill Rd.,
N Brunswick, NJ 08902

Martin County Public Art Advisory Board
Jensen Beach, FL

The Martin County Public Art Advisory Board is seeking to commission a public artwork to be located in Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, Florida. Indian Riverside Park is a 54-acre regional park along the western shore of the Indian River.

The proposed site of the art is to be located in and/or around a lake to left of the entrance to the park. The program is looking for an impact piece that will complement and enhance the features of the park. The piece should be one which is illuminated during the evening hours. The budget is $75,000.

Journal of Women in Culture and Society

Journal of Women in Culture and Society seeks submissions for cover art. Published quarterly by the University of Chicago Press and distributed internationally, Signs is an interdisciplinary academic journal that focuses on issues of gender, race, class, nation, and sexuality. One full-color cover is published annually while three issues use artwork that must reproduce well in black and white. Submissions are not limited by style or medium, so we encourage photographers to submit their work. Content must represent critical perspective.

Send up to 10 labeled slides, a cover letter, SASE, and a SAS postcard t

Port of San Diego
San Diego, CA

The Port of San Diego is issuing a request for proposals for a public art tribute to commemorate the cannery workers’ contribution to San Diego’s once-great tuna industry. It is envisioned that the project would provide a meaningful snapshot into this rich history within an inviting, experiential plaza design that includes figurative sculptures, landscape design, seating, plaza elements, lighting and embedded historical objects. The site is a parcel approximately 4,000 sq. ft., adjacent to San Diego Bay that will become a publicly accessible plaza along a pedestrian route linking the community to the waterfront.

The project is open to an artist(s) design team. It is envisioned that the team would include a sculpture artist experienced with figurative life-size work, and a professional such as a landscape architect who has experience creating public plazas, landscape design, and hard-scape design. The team should be qualified to do historical research, obtain community input, and present designs to several committees, usually in public forum. The total project budget is not to exceed $275,000- $345,000

Proposals - Grand Arts

Proposals must be for new work, specifically designed for Grand Arts.Proposals should represent a project that is ambitious for the artist, perhaps leading their work in a new direction. Investigation of new media and/or ideas is highly encouraged. Deadlines for proposal submissions are March 31st and August 31st annually. Proposals must have all of the following to be considered for review: Examples of a previous body of work, such as slides, video, or DVD. Please limit your number of slides to 15.

Please be sure all materials are labeled with artist's name and all other pertinent information. Grand Arts does not accept materials in CD-ROM format. Artist's statement of purpose should be no longer than two pages. Artist's current résumé or biography. Project proposal for new work designed specifically for Grand Arts. Please be as detailed as possible, including sketches if necessary. Estimated project budget. Any supplemental materials which you feel expound upon your work, such as articles, reviews, etc. Estimated project budget. Self addressed stamped envelope for return of materials.

Raleigh, NC

The North Carolina Freedom Monument Committee/NC Arts Council is issuing a national "request for qualifications (RFQ) to design a monument/artwork celebrating the African American experience in North Carolina. The selected artist/architect/designer will be expected to work in conjunction with the Committee, and numerous state agencies involved with the approval and implementation process. The competition is open to all artists, architects, designers and teams who are 18 years of age or older. The competition will be conducted in two stages. 1. the initial submission of qualifications stage from which up to 3 semi-finalists will be selected and 2. a finalist stage, during which each semi-finalist will be paid $1,000 + a travel per diem to visit the site, meet with the commissioning body and at a later date submit a preliminary proposal for the monument/artwork.

Monument budget - approximately $1 million inclusive of all artist/designer fees, travel, research, design, materials fabrication, transportation, installation/construction and other incidentals.

Regional Call For Artists - Joplin, MO

George A. Spiva Center for the Arts will consider work from artists living within a 100 mile radius of the center. Artists need to submit a copy of their portfolio that can be kept by the gallery for review. Currently planning 2004 – 2006 exhibits. The gallery charges a 25% commission on all sales.

The center is located at 222 W. 3rd St., Joplin, MO.

San Diego, CA Port of San Diego

Deadline: November 1, 2004

The Port of San Diego is seeking proposals from an artist(s) to design, fabricate, paint and install a trompe-l’oeil mural on the façade of the Cruise Ship Terminal building. The mural design shall incorporate the image of the former 1920’s-era Broadway Pier building as shown in the attached historical photograph. Artists must have prior experience with large-scale trompe-l’oeil mural projects. The Cruise Ship Terminal is located in the heart of the downtown San Diego waterfront and is the focal point for an ever-increasing number of cruise ship calls and a thriving tourist industry. The purpose of the project is to enhance the aesthetics of the existing building and to enliven the pedestrian experience along the waterfront promenade.

The project’s budget is $75,000.

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Art Commission
The San Francisco Arts Commission has new public art opportunities for the Central Subway.

Artists will be invited to contribute to the design of the following aspects of the station architecture to create artworks for: above-ground station pedestrian entries, transit plazas adjacent to station entry, ceiling design and overall interior configuration of stations, sculptural lighting for station interior, paving and wall treatments, special light installations in underground passageways, artist-designed furniture for plazas and station interior, treatment of large vent shafts, portal entries for Light Rail Vehicles within streetscape, large digital display screens in certain stations, and other opportunities, yet to be identified.

The total budget is anticipated to be several million dollars allocated for multiple public artworks at four underground subway stations, one surface level platform, and portals.

Santa Clarita, CA City of Santa Clarita

Deadline: Ongoing

The City of Santa Clarita has developed an on-line registration for artists to receive direct notice of their artist opportunities.

SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY FUND

Deadline: open. The Sundance Documentary Fund is dedicated to supporting international documentary films and videos focused on current and significant issues and movements in contemporary human rights, freedom of expression, social justice, and civil liberties.

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The Great Renaissance,
St. Louis, MO

Looking for 3 things.

1) Actors and Actresses to donate 2 hours of time to play a role as a renaissance character. In exchange they get to attend the benefit for free and enjoy the evening with us.

2) Artists interested in donation of a piece or two of unusual or art project made out of natural or recycled materials. We will also take sculptures and the like.

3) KIDS art project for the auction. Kids who are creating projects that might want to have it auctioned off.

Urbis Orbis Gallery,
St. Louis, MO

Urbis Orbis Gallery

Gallery Urbis Orbis welcomes submissions from artists working in all genre and media.

Wildlife Art Gallery – Bass Pro Shops

This gallery will review professional quality wildlife artist portfolios (painting or photography) by appointment. Artists should also be prepared to supply a resume listing their qualifications and any previous showings/awards.

Artists’ works will only be accepted on a “Visiting Artist” basis, which requires signing a contract and puts works on display for a specified period of time. The gallery takes a percentage of any sales.

 

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