Artbits-September 17, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

Vermonters are staying home when they’re sick, washing their hands when you’re sick, keeping physically distanced, and wearing masks. Avoid the rush; mask up for Halloween now. Read more

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

California AB5 is a confusing statute that defines most workers as employees. The new AB2257 may make it worse for Vermont artists who sell to any California person or business. Read more

VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER NEEDS REAL DOLLARS

COVID-19 has tanked the Saint Albans Museum’s annual Calcutta but the Rail City Raffle supports local history and has prizes. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

MAG hosts Everything But the Brush with Kristen Watsonto explore acrylic painting using non-traditional tools. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Milton Artists’ Guild artist pop-up features two artists at the Guild. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Virtual Art Journaling Meetup happens via Zoom. SAC will host the Scary Story Contest & Zine online. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Christine Malcolm with Rudy, Fran & Hank, the Lloyd Tyler Band, Ryan Hanson, Bobby Cee, the Duel, Chris & Erica, Scott Martell, Hayley Jane, Fred Brauer, Carol Ann Jones and Jon Sochin all perform live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Jason Anick Acoustic Trio, Mark Shelton, Sara Grace, and Tropical Rockers Terry Cassidy, John Bartus, Freddy Bye, Brian Roberts, and Adrienne Z stream live or nearly so. Read more

MORE SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER ART DEADLINES

We have calls from the Edwin Church Award, Art and Act–the Marie Marzloff Award, and the Zepter International Design Award. Read more

 

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Artbits-September 10, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

Vermont schools opened on Tuesday. The statewide mask mandate continues. County fairs, field days, and festivals are canceled but a number of events are happening. Read more

RESOURCES

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Milton Artists’ Guild artist pop-up features two artists. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Writer’s Group and Virtual Art Journaling will meet via Zoom. Read more

LUCKY DUCKY

The Rotary Club hosts its first ever Lucky Ducky Days as a fundraiser for non-profits in Franklin County that have been impacted most by the COVID-19 shutdown. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

The Hubcats, Bruce & Bill, Satta Sound, the Matt Dolliver Quartet, the Lloyd Tyler Band, Dave Miller, Rusty Bucket, Carol Ann Jones and Jon Sochin all perform live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

John Bartus (twice), Andrew Lloyd Webber, Terry Cassidy, Freddy Bye, Brian Roberts, Adrienne Z, Pete’s Posse, and Mark Shelton all stream live. Read more

A MODERN VINTAGE POP-UP

The Saint Albans Museum hosts Vintage St. Albans as a series of “pop-up” museum exhibitions. Read more

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER ART DEADLINES

The Beauchamp Prize, the International Illustrated Picture Book Competition, and the Ellen Fitzgibbon Memorial Photography Competition all have calls. Read more

 

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Artbits-September 3, 2020

FACING THE MUSIC

Young Tradition Vermont has kept most of the wolves from the door but they are struggling financially; the immediate future is discouraging. Read more

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

Vermont has a statewide mask mandate. The state of emergency continues. With the school year starting on Tuesday, Vermont is considering a flu vaccine requirement. Vermont has canceled all county fairs, field days, and festivals for 2020. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Artist In Residence features Barbara Colgrove, Barbara Flack, Trish Vaillancourt, and Natalie LaRocque. The monthly Featured Artists are celebrated online and on Faccebook. The Milton Artists’ Guild artist pop-up features two artists at the Guild. Read more

IN THE SAC

The regular Swanton Arts Council board meeting and update will be held via Zoom. The Adult Virtual Art Journaling Meetup also happens via Zoom. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Nashville’s Kinsey Rose (twice), Band X, Eleanor Freebern, Fiona Stowell, Emmett Stowell, Seth Yacovone, the Hubcats, Chris & Erica, Satta Sound, the Matt Dolliver Quartet, and Eleven all perform live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Pete’s Posse, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mark Shelton, the New World Festival, Michael Doucet, and Bruce Molsky all play live on virtual streams. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The Maricopa Library launched its ShelfLogic podcast to bring the shelves. ArtBits also features weekly links to local library events around the County. Read more

 

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Artbits-August 27, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

Vermont has a statewide mask mandate in effect. The state of emergency continues and the Canada-U.S. border remains closed. All county fairs, field days, and festivals are cancelled but a number of artists and entertainers and all the volunteers are staying active. Read more

LET’S MAKE ART

The Monroe County (Florida) libraries host WebinART with Sylvia on Zoom. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Milton Artists’ Guild artist pop-up features two artists at the Guild. They will display new work, demonstrate, and explain their process. Read more

ANYTHING FOR SPEED

The Saint Albans Museum presents Amanda Gustin with Anything for Speed: Automobile Racing in Vermont. Read more

IN THE SAC

The SAC Virtual Art Journaling Meetup happens via Zoom. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Marilyn Blackwell, Quadra, Oliver Scanlon, Ceile Kronick, Ava White, the Rebecca Padula Acoustic Trio, Ryan Sweezey, Cooper, Lee Ross, Artisanal Bubbles, Dan Jarvis, Sharon Webster, Steve Goldman and D Davis, David Cavanaugh, Carol Ann Jones and Jon Sochin all perform live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mark Shelton, Christopher Dean streamed almost live. Read more

 

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Artbits-August 20, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

Vermont has a statewide mask mandate in effect. The state of emergency continues. The border remains closed. Vermont has canceled all county fairs, field days, and festivals for 2020. Read more

LET’S MAKE ART

The Monroe County (Florida) libraries host WebinART with Sylvia on Zoom. This project discuss visual arts, curiosities of art history, aesthetic ideas and more. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Milton Artists’ Guild artist pop-up features two artists at the Guild. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Adult Virtual Art Journaling Meetup happens via Zoom to guide participants with found items. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Kyle Stevens (twice), D. Davis and Django Soulo, the Nobby Reed Project, Young Tradition Vermont, Pete Sutherland, Shrimp Tunes, Abby Sherman, the Way North, Phantom Airwave, Al’s Pal’s, the Tom Caswell Blues Duo, John Gratton, Carol Ann Jones and Jon Sochin, Cooie & Sergio, and Sabouyouma all perform live and Annette Parmelee comes to life again. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Mark Shelton, John Bartus, and Andrew Lloyd Webber stream almost live. Read more

GRANT DEADLINES FOR AUGUST-SEPTEMBER

Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program and VAC artist development grants have issued calls. Read more

 

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Artbits-August 13, 2020

CANCELLATION (AND RESTART) NEWS

Vermont has a statewide mask mandate in effect and will distribute over 200,000 free face masks. The state of emergency continues. Read more

ART YOU CREATE

Snow Farm and Once Upon a Rock host Outdoor Pebble Art during Open Farm Week. All participants must bring a mask. Read more

ART ON THE WALLS

The Milton Artists’ Guild artist pop-up features two artists at the Guild. They will display new work, demonstrate, and explain their process. Read more

IN THE SAC

The Swanton Arts Council Writer’s Group meets via Zoom. Members can share progress and join in the discussion about longer projects and more. The SAC Adult Virtual Art Journaling Meetup also happens via Zoom. Read more

ON STAGE LIVE

Chris & Erica (twice), Blues for Breakfast at suppertime, Beg, Steal or Borrow, Jesse Agan, Nobby & Slim, Shallow and Pedantic, Raised by Hippies, Sean Jarvis, Carol Ann Jones and Jon Sochin, and the Shane Murley Duo all perform live. Read more

ALMOST LIVE ON STAGE

Mark Shelton, John Bartus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Young Tradition Touring Group, and Tom Caswell all stream live. Read more

FRANKLIN COUNTY BOOKSHELF

The North Hero Public Library hosts a digital book discussion of Berlin, City of Stone on Zoom. The discussion is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s Exploring Graphic Novels series. Read more

 

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