SWAN Days Allegany County NY 2018
WINNERS SELECTED BY VISITORS' VOTES
WINNERS SELECTED BY VISITORS' VOTES
BEST IN SHOW $100
~ "Phoenix Costume, "Faux the Phoenix" (Upcycled Materials)~Kristen Kruger
MOST UNIQUE $40
~ "Phoenix Costume, "Faux the Phoenix" (Upcycled Materials) ~Kristen Kruger
BEST COMPOSITION $40
~ "Pail by Comparison" (Watercolor)~ Pat Shannon Gay
BEST PRESENTATION $35
~ "Garments of Praise" (Colored Pencil)~ Wendy Skinner
BEST PRESENTATION, CRAFTSMANSHIP $35
~ "The Moon Broom" (Wood burning, Wood, Broom Corn) ~ Debra Mersereau
MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR MAKING THIS EVENT A SUCCESS!
Belfast Organization for Artists
Creative Wellness Theme Basket Featured Entrepreneurs
- Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
- The Refinery Restaurant,Alfred State College Culinary Center(Wellsville Campus)
- Inspire Crafts & Hobbies Main Street Wellsville
- Life Cycle Tarot Reading by Deb Mersereau
- Amish-style Cake Tester by Deb Mersereau
- Life Is Beautiful 2018 gift-worthy calendars by Sarah Love at #IStandForLove
- Ostrich Beach Chair by the Ostrich Products Company as used in the Independent Adaptive Art Activity at The Art For Arachnoiditis Project, Wellsville, NY
- Pet Portraits from SheilaLynnK Art Studio and The Creative Wellness Program at SheilaLynnK Art Studio
- RESTART A 5 week Nutrition Program from Thriving Health Nutritional Therapy, Alfred NY; Next open classes will be in May and June in Alfred and Belmont, NY
AND THE WINNER IS .....
Ann and Jack Holland!
(Video of the ticket drawing was posted in the SWAN Days Allegany County NY
event page on facebook here. )
Congratulations to BOFA member Daniel Fox who won this year's Allegany Arts Association's 11th Annual Poetry Contest/Slam.
On April 19, 2018, he competed with other poets at the Wellsville Library. His poem "Out of the Migrant Streams Endless Floods" was voted the best of the presentations. Angelica Community Radio (WRAQ, 92.7 FM) broadcast the poetry from this contest on April 20 and 21, 2018. Selections of Dan's poetry can be seen on weekly rotations at the Belfast Public Library in Belfast, NY. Look for a new poem every Saturday. Dan read his popular poem, "Out of the Migrant Streams Endless Flood, pointing out we are all immigrants. He also read, "The Journey" and a short poem "A Voice We Need" exhorting women to speak and be heard.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR CREATORS
Are you a painter? Know a painter? Genesee Valley Conservancy will give you a free canvas to paint a work inspired by the Genesee Valley! Contact them for details!
"Free 12”x12” canvases are being distributed throughout the spring and summer to artists to produce a work inspired by the Genesee Valley. Other than the inspiration, everything else is up to the artist. The style, scene, and method will be determined by each individual artist and their unique creativity.
The goal of the project, titled Genesee Valley 100 for the number of canvases to be painted, is to showcase the many unique artists in the region while highlighting the beauty and significance of the Genesee Valley....Works will be collected until October 20th and then displayed in digital and physical shows for the public before works are returned to the artists...More information on Genesee Valley 100 can be found on the Conservancy website. Artists interested should contact Jim with a brief description of their idea for the project and to arrange receiving their canvas.This project is being supported in part by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts grant program and Steuben Trust Company.Details can be found here."
|Allegany Artisans, Together with Friends Artisan & Craft Fair|
"The second annual "Allegany Artisans With Friends" art show is Saturday June 9th (10-3) at The McLane Center, Alfred University. We are hoping to spread the word that there is available spaces for vending. If you or someone you know is interested please message me. We have spaces left and are open to meeting new artists. Last years show was very successful with 22 Allegany artisans along with 16 artist friends. We intend to build this show to one of the largest art gatherings in the Southern Tier.
If you or someone you know would like more information please get in touch. It's a fun day surrounded by beautiful art collections and good friends. Thank you for sharing our message. See you there." ~Allegany Artisans
Mountain Home Magazine is a publication promoting Pennsylvania and the New York Finger Lakes Regions. They frequently have contests and opportunities for local artists, photographers, and writers. Find out more about them when you Visit their website.
FUNDING for the Arts
- FACE Foundation is accepting applications for the New Music Fund. Deadline June 7th.
- The Vilcek Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Creative Promise Prizes in Culinary Arts. Deadline June 11th.
- The Fledgling Fund is accepting proposals for their Outreach and Engagement Fund and Rapid Story Deployment Fund.
- The Aaron Copland Fund for Music is accepting applications for its Performance Program. Deadline June 30th
MORE LISTINGS ABOUT THESE LISTINGS AT FRACTURED ATLAS
Guilford's Corner Store in Belfast has vendor space available.
Looking for people interested in renting a space to
showcase what you sell...hand crafted, home made goodies,direct sales, etc.
"How can we support you if we cannot find you?"
That is one of the biggest and most common responses I have gotten when asking visitors what they think local women artists need most. Marketing, advertising, public listings...all speak to a need to increase awareness of the work you are making.
SO, LET'S DO IT!
Local women Creators in Allegany County, NY and surrounding areas...
Let’s make a directory of what you do (visual, performance, music, any genre),
where you are, and how people can find your work.
Send your name, description of your work, PUBLIC contact info/website/links, location to:
SWAN List at
SheilaLynnK Art Studio 345 South Main St. Wellsville NY 14895
email@example.com subject: SWAN List
A FREE PUBLIC LIST WILL BE POSTED IN AN EASY TO SHARE FORMAT
As the list grows, you will be updated on where to find it, how to share it, and receive news about opportunities for local artists.
ART TO WATCH FOR
Allegany County Sunrise ~ Quilt by BOFA Member and Fabric Artists, Kathryn Garrison
Raffle Benefits the Allegany County Historical Society
CALLS FOR SUPPORT
The Belfast Public Library is looking to replenish crafting supplies at the children's annex.
If you are doing your spring cleaning and come across anything you think might be useful,
they would be happy to take it off your hands.
All donations are greatly appreciated!
75 South Main Street, Belfast, NY
Hours: Mon. 10-1, Tues. 3-7, Wed. 10-1, 3-7, Thurs. 3-7, Sat. 10-1
Story Time Ages 0-5 is held on Wednesdays from 11a.m. to Noon
MAY DAYS ~ EVENTS AND ACTIVITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
|"A Wish For Tea" Artist ~ Bonnie Leigh|
May 18th 6pm - 7pm Artist's Reception at Wide Awake Library Club featuring Art by Bonnie Leigh.
"Meet our May artist, Bonnie Leigh on Friday, May 18th at 6:00 pm in our Community Room. (Light refreshments will be served) Bonnie will be discussing her work "NOW & THEN: A RETROSPECTIVE OF MY LIFE IN ART". Questions for the artist? Contact Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-365-2104"
Artists Among Us Touring Art Program FREE art exhibit
2018 Host Sites:The Fountain Arts Center Belmont, NY, Houghton College Community Gallery Houghton NY, Cuba Library, UR Medicine/Jones Memorial Hospital Wellsville NY, Allegany County Office for the Aging, and SheilaLynnK Art Studio.
"Artists Among Us" is a touring art program created by the Fountain Arts Center, Belmont, NY. The Artists Among Us program is funded in part by the New York State Council On The Arts Decentralization ReGrant Program with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature administered through the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.
Keeping the Arts Accessible to all members of our rural community...
FREE and open to the public
during open studio hours;
Works by participating artist, Patrick Foster,
are currently on display at
SheilaLynnK Art Studio
345 South Main Street Wellsville, NY
Americas greatest author and humorist will be brought to life through the considerable talents of actor Mike Randall! He began impersonating Americas greatest author at the age of seventeen! Over forty years and more than two thousand performances later, Mike Randall continues to enjoy his close encounter with Mark Twain. He has brought Mark Twain Live to dinner theaters, regional theaters and historical societies around the country delivering a breathtaking performance of remarkable subtlety and depth. Several hours of makeup combined with the actors mannerisms, speech and Twain's actual words create a startling realistic portrait of Americas original stand-up comic Mark Twain! Mike Randall is the official Mark Twain of the annual Huck Finn Jubilee in Victorville, California and the Annual Mark Twain Birthday Bash & Symposium in Buffalo NY. He is also the only Mark Twain impersonator to be acknowledged by the Daughters of the America Revolution for his authenticity. Mike Randall is the senior Meteorologist at WKBW-TV Channel 7 in Buffalo, NY. Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased at https://
www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/3373969or call (585) 209-5512. Tickets also may be purchased at The Palmer Event Center and Opera House at 12 W. Main St, Cuba, NY.
Allegany County Arts Association March, April, May Newsletter Summer newsletter coming soon!
During SWAN Days Allegany County NY,
visitors were asked to answer questions about what local artists need most to succeed in Allegany County.
One of the most common answers was, "a place to connect and create together." So, here it is! ...and it is FREE!
AND FOLLOW #FREE2Create UPDATES from SheilaLynnK Art Studio HERE
These FREE programs are made possible by
Studio sales, fundraisers, and generous contributions from SheilaLynnK Art Studio Patrons.If you would like to make a Tax-deductible contribution to support BOFA and other Charitable Art Projects and Events at SheilaLynnK Art Studio you can
find out more about that HERE.
BECOME A PATRON, GET REWARDS
The Belfast Organization for Artists
was founded in loving memory of Amanda.
was founded in loving memory of Amanda.
|Amanda Nicole Curcio October 17 1989 - May 19 2007|
There is a memorial scholarship set up at Belfast Central School to benefit a student who intends to pursue the arts.
Donations can be mailed to
Belfast Central School, 1 King Street, Belfast, NY 14711.
Checks should be made payable to Belfast Central School, with a memo/note indicating it is a donation to the Amanda Curcio memorial scholarship.
If anyone has any additional questions, they can reach either
Teresa Heaney at 585-365-8297 or
Bob Lingenfelter CA BOCES District Treasurer
Serving Belfast (Mon & Thur) 585-365-8289 &
Friendship (Wed & Fri) 585-973-7618
Alternating between districts on Tuesdays
(Availability Subject to change)
COMING IN JUNE
Life Way Youth Center's Biggest Event of the Year
Youth Walk on
Saturday June 2!
So much fun
Lifeway Youth Center!Wide Awake Club Library; Fillmore, NY June 9th 9:30-Noon
Have you always wanted to learn to sew! The library is offering a FREE sewing workshop.This workshop will continue until the 2nd Saturday of the month but will be taking a break during July, August, and September.
AAA Summer Arts Festival
Administrator, Molly Pike, will be announcing
FREE youth art classes for July and August 2018.
Check with your local library as they may offer additional classes. Summer Arts Festival classes are free
for all Allegany County children.
Check the Allegany Arts Association Website
or call 585-466-6210 for
when it becomes available.
AAA Programming and services are made possible by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, administered by the Cattaraugus County Council on the Arts, and by donations from local citizens and organizations.
Other Free Art Events
During Winter Break - Cabin Fever
During Spring Break - Spring Fling
"The Summer Arts Festival programming runs from the end of the school year until the beginning of the next school year, typically July through August but some classes begin in late June. Class schedules are made to fit the needs of each community, the availability of the instructor and availability of a public location. Participating locations could include local libraries, community centers, schools, fire halls, churches and fraternal organizations. To keep costs at a minimal, free space or donated space is best and must be open to the public. Private property is not allowed.
Instructors are paid an hourly rate plus cost of materials. A Class Outline, age range for students and number of students if class size needs to be limited should be provided. Classes could include drawing, painting, printing, book art, collage, music, movement and so much more.
If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact me at:
email@example.com or call 585-466-6210 or 585-268-5710 and leave a message.
Molly Pike Riccardi"