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WMG Call for Art for Two Exhibitions

Quilt + Resist: Art, Politics, Storytelling Exhibition Dates: November 9 - December 1, 2018 Entry Due Date: August 31 , 2018 Jurors: Marcia Grubb and Adelia Moore

Language of the Voiceless Art Inspired by, and in Memoriam to Artist Nancy Hild Exhibition Dates: September 28 – October 20, 2018 Final Entry Due Date: July 21 , 2018 Juror: Jeramy Turner

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Nancy’s world was one of secrets: secret symbolism, hidden drawers, compartments within compartments, an anger and intense strength that was shielded behind floral arrangements, chicken feathers, pug dogs, and a gently scathing humor….but upon closer scrutiny these pleasantries were often plastic. Blow up toys, easily punctured, and vulnerable in their inertness.

Nancy exposed her anger at a world that trampled upon women and animals with equal nonchalance, and she did so by creating a silent language of detail and quietude, submerging her figures in the silence of black velvet encasement.

In homage to this otherworldly artist, Woman Made Gallery is asking for art that emotes that which cannot be put

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PETITION TO SUPPORT ARTS EDUCATION IN HISTORIC FEDERAL EDUCATION OVERHAUL

Please sign this petition at Americans for the Arts so they can show our political representatives the support Americans have for arts in education as they plan a historic overhaul of federal education policies!

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The Arts: Making a Difference at the DNC

The Convention Halls are creative chaos. The streets are jammed with animated participants holding placards, engaged in heated dialogue and performing all kinds of issue-based street theater. The scent of policy is in the air. And it’s just the way I like it. Here at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the role of the […]

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The Supreme Court’s Healthcare Decision & The Arts

In 2007, the Americans for the Arts Action Fund put together a policy agenda for the 15 presidential candidates to consider as they built their policy platforms. Among arts policy items was a call to “encourage initiatives that provide healthcare coverage to arts organizations and individual artists.” By early 2008, after meeting with campaign staff […]

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The Artist and Social Transformation

As we witness the tumultuous change sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa, it is easy to overlook the role of art and artists in these movements. Yet one needs only to think about the recent imprisonment of Ai Wei Wei in China to be reminded that artists are often on the forefront of social agitation and transformation.

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What the Elections Mean for the Arts

Most of the nation has happily put the elections behind them and are looking forward to the holidays but here at the Arts Action Fund we wanted to take a few moments to explain what the elections mean for the arts and arts education.

There will be more than 100 freshmen entering Congress this year – 16 new Senators and 94 new Representatives. This new group entering the House of Representatives means the House will switch from a Democratic majority to a Republican majority. Why does this matter for the arts? Well, it means that the leadership will change and the current all “A” Member leadership team will be replaced with an all “F” leadership team according to the 2008 Congressional Arts Report Card. In these tough economic times this change in leadership will add another challenge to defending the arts and arts education.

In addition, the switch in party

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Did Art Therapy Fail to Rehab Terrorists? Oh, Come On

Over the past several days, major media outlets have cited art therapy as a source of failed rehabilitation for two former Gitmo detainees who are allegedly connected to the recent bomb attempt on Northwest Flight 253. While the rehab program included …

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ART PEACE SUSTAINABILITY: A Global Digital Art (Therapy) Event

It’s time to try your hand at some digital art making; artist or non-artist, you might even find it addictive. Join the International Art Therapy Organization and the Art Therapy Alliance for an interactive global art event reflecting these three wor…

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