The Albuquerque Arts Board is looking for several artists to be placed “on-call” in the form of a registry of artists available for future woodcarving projects at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo, including chain saw and traditional woodcarving.

The project intent is to give opportunities to artists working primarily in wood to carve one of several weather damaged trees at the BioPark Zoo. Over the next year when Zoo staff locates suitable trees for carving, the Arts Board Committee will select an artist from this pool to carve the tree(s).

Pre-approved woodcarving artists will be invited to submit a design and a fee proposal for the various trees selected to retain as carvings.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Click here for more information or to apply.

Submissions due December 6, 2013.

For Immediate Release Highlandtown Arts District Creative Placemaking Call for Entries The Creative Placemaking workshops of Highlandtown, sponsored by the Southeast CDC, The Creative Alliance, and Banner Neighborhoods, has generated a list of potential capital improvements for the Highlandtown community. The goal of these soon to be completed projects is to develop positive “public places created by the people for the people.” The Highlandtown Arts District seeks artists to bring this mission and these projects to fruition. High Grounds Mural Project Project Description: This project is a paid, public art opportunity with a total project budget (materials and artist fees) of $7,500. The building is located at the corner of East and Eastern Ave in Baltimore, MD. The building owner seeks a bright and lively design, relevant to the location being a nexus of socialization to the community. Selection and Application Process The selection committee, made up of members of the Highlandtown Arts District’s (ha!) Steering Committee and the Southeast CDC, will be judging entries on artistic merit, experience, and relevance to the goals of the project. The committee will present up to three finalists’ proposals to the building owner for final approval. To apply, please submit the following by email to: Kari Snyder- *Resume (with contact information) *Artist Statement for proposed project *5-10 jpgs, at least 2 of which need to be of the proposed project (72dpi) -Images should also include past completed work that is relevant to the project and showcases the artist’s ability to complete this project successfully. Submissions need to be made by October 18, 2013 The selected artist will be notified within 1 week of the submission date. Email questions to: Kari Snyder- KARI SNYDER Director of Neighborhood Programs Southeast Community Development Corporation 3323 Eastern Avenue, Suite 200 410-342-3234 x 29 Fax: 410-342-1719

Layered between memory, love, loss and hope, D’Agostino employs a wide range of media, including resin, plaster, oil paint, wood and fiberglass in her work. The work is often intuitive with a recurring theme of gender identity that is explored in multiple ways. D’Agostino’s multidisciplinary approach to art making yields work that is emotionally impactful and illuminating, and shines a lovely light on identity and gender in a way that reminds us that we are all human first.

Photographs by Kim Llerena

It is easy to just hope the companies we patronize are using our money and support for good. In this solo installation by Lotta Art 2013 Best in Show winner Nancy Daly, viewers are urged to investigate the unanticipated effects of blind participation by placing them in a situation wherein aesthetic choices made by individuals will determine where the artist’s money goes. Nancy Daly pledges to donate percentages of her yearly charity donation to over 50 charities and organizations based on data obtained from the piece.

Photographs by Kim Llerena

Come to one of the public forums held by the School Board to provide input into the qualities and characteristics necessary for the next Chief Executive Officer.

Students, Parents and Families:

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Come share your thoughts about the qualities you want to see in the next CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools!

CEO Search Public Forums

Tuesday October 1, 6 – 7:30pm

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Media Center, Ground  Floor

1400 W. Coldspring Lane

Wednesday October 2, 6 – 7:30pm

Digital Harbor High School Cafeteria, 2nd Floor

1100 Covington Street

Thursday October 3, 8:30 – 10am

 City Schools’ District Office

200 E. North Avenue, 1st Floor Board Room

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 6 – 7:30pm

Frederick Douglass High School, Media Center, 2nd Floor

2301 Gwynns Falls Pkwy

Thursday October 3, 2013, 6 – 7:30pm

The Enoch Pratt’s Southeast Anchor Library, Ground Floor

3601 Eastern Ave.

 The Board of School Commissioners is conducting a national search to find the next CEO of City Schools and wants your input. Here is how it works:

  • Parents, community members and students are invited to attend the public forums.
  • Take the online survey: , click on the CEO Search tab.
  • The Board will use the results of the combined input to find and select the next CEO.