Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:00 pm eastern /12:00 noon Pacific

Speaker:  Bonnie Massa, Massa & Company

Wonder what all the hype is about around web analytics? Thanks to Blue Avocado and American Nonprofits, you can join this overview of Google Analytics, a free web analytics tool that shows you how visitors are using your site. We will start with how to capture data on visitors and then hit the highlights of using Google Analytics to improve your website. This overview is for beginners and executives that want to know the value of the tool but not necessarily how to operate it . . . Click here to register free . . . offer closes March 15, 2013.

Another Free Webinar! Nonprofit Sustainability:  Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability
April 12, 2013  12:00 pm eastern/9:00 am pacific

Speakers:  Jan Masaoka, Blue Avocado and CEO of CalNonprofits, and Steve Zimmerman, Spectrum Nonprofit Services

Too often program goals are discussed separately from financial means, although we all know that both must be discussed together. Jan and Steve will present the methodology for doing so from the book they co-authored with Jeanne Bell: Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability. This model can be used as an adjunct to or substitute for traditional strategic planning. Click here to register free. Offer ends March 15.

Board Recruitment Time? Learn the Blue Ribbon Nominating Committee Technique
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 3:00 pm eastern/12:00 pm pacific

Speaker:  Jan Masaoka, Blue Avocado and CEO of CalNonprofits

Board recruitment discussions usually start with the tired question, “Who do we know?” Instead, let’s start with “What are the three most important things for the board to accomplish this year, and what kind of board members do we need in order to do so?” Tested successfully with hundreds of nonprofits, we’ll also tackle some difficult questions such as whether and how to recruit people of different races or educational backgrounds, whether to have clients or parents (or other direct beneficiaries) on the board, and whether to have fundraising or donation requirements. Based on the tested and popular Blue Ribbon Nominating Committee technique. Click here to register free . . . through March 15 only.

Brought to you Blue Avocado.

School 33 – Administrative Assistant

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is a non-profit arts and events organization charged with making Baltimore a more creative and vibrant city.  The organization’s programs include city-wide special events and festivals (Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival, parades, fireworks) as well as management of historic sites and cultural facilities (School 33 Art Center, Top of the World Observation Level, Bromo Seltzer Tower, The Cloisters).  As the City’s designated arts council, BOPA administers arts education and cultural programs, awards grants, and coordinates the public art and mural programs.

General

The School 33 Administrative Assistant is a part-time regular non-exempt twenty-seven hour per week position in the Cultural Affairs Department of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts.   This individual is responsible for the smooth and efficient administrative operation of the School 33 Art Center. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Cultural Affairs.

Responsibilities:

  • Handles office functions including answering phones, relaying messages, greeting visitors, routing the mail, answering Email, etc.;
  • Organizes and maintains paper and electronic files, including the School 33 database (donor and artist members);
  • Handles correspondence and prepares mailings;
  • Provides content for monthly newsletters and E-Blasts;
  • Operates and coordinates the servicing of office equipment;
  • Assists Building Operations Manager with building maintenance issues and studio leases;
  • Assists the Exhibition Coordinator with exhibition openings;
  • Coordinates the Arts Education Program, including exhibition related programs;
  • Works with Assistant Director in handling general organizational issues;
  • Assists the Director of Facilities with the in-house rental program;
  • Assists with maintaining and updating the School 33 website and social media program;
  • Coordinates School 33 Art Center special events, including Open Studio Tour and Lotta Art
  • Undertakes special projects as assigned

Qualifications

  • BA or 2 years of equivalent experience
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs
  • Must be a resourceful self-starter
  • Proficient in MSWord and Excel
  • Saturday hours and occasional evenings required
  • Interest in contemporary art a plus

Apply to rvega@promotionandarts.org – Application Deadline:  Friday, March 29, 2013

 

Pinebox Art Center is kicking of their first series of workshops.

Saturday March 16th, 1 – 4PM: Basic Digital Camera (DSLR)”

Join Professional Photographers Leo Heppner & Terri Shepke-Heppner, as they demonstrate how to use your own Digital SLR Camera combining technical instruction & basic photographic principles. Previous experience not required. Learn camera controls, metering, image capture & transfer into computer, memory, output & long-term storage options.  Class Fee $40, Photo Club Members $35 ($5 discount).

Bring your camera, gadget bag and instruction manual.

To register email: leopictureman@gmail.com, or call Leo Heppner at 443-421-1662. Payment may be made via PayPal and sending payment to: leopictureman@gmail.com

Saturday March 23rd, 1 – 4PM: All About Lensbaby

Take pictures like you never have before!  Join us for “All About Lensbaby”, a 3-hour workshop and learn how Lensbaby selective focus lenses can allow you to be far more creative than simply using basic camera operation. Lensbaby brand lenses for SLR cameras combine a simple lens with a ball & socket mechanism to create special-effects for extra creativity. Lensbaby lenses are popular with photographers for the creative possibilities of the selective focus and bokeh effects. The lens can be manipulated off axis to move the sharpest area of focus (called the “sweet spot”) to almost anywhere in the frame. This allows the important part of the subject to be rendered fairly sharp, with everything else out of focus, even if it is the same distance from the camera. In this workshop, we’ll have all the new Lensbaby lenses for you to try out on your DSLR camera.  We’ll experiment with eight different optics, as well as the macro, wide angle and creative aperture accessories. There will be a still-life to photograph, as well as a professional model for shoot, as well.

Please bring your DSLR camera with plenty of memory cards and be ready to have fun shooting with a Lensbaby!

Workshop sponsored by Lensbaby (www.lensbaby.com) and Nations Photo Lab (www.nationsphotolab.com). Participants of this workshop will receive a special discount code for use with purchasing products on the Lensbaby website, and they will also receive a $25 gift card with Nations Photo Lab!  Class Fee $40, Photo Club Members $35 ($5 discount).

To register please call Leo Heppner at 443-421-1662 or email Leo: leopictureman@gmail.com

 

                                                                                                                  Photo: Greg Powers

Maya Freelon Asante, accompanied by the natural environment of Baltimore City, presents Scattered to the Wind on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 1:00pm. Scattered to the Wind is a one-of-a-kind kinetic art performance which boasts free-falling art for all! @Bromo Selzter Arts Tower: 21 S. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Come and witness the act of letting go and the beauty of now, as Maya Freelon Asante leads us through an interactive experience that highlights both the fragility and strength of art. The performance will take place outdoors from approximately 1:00pm-1:30pm.

Let go with me

Make room for Joy!

The weightlessness

of forgiveness

Seeks peace

With love

–                                                                                -Maya Freelon Asante

Scattered to the Wind – PERFORMANCE                                                              Saturday, April 27th at 1pm sharp