Fine Line Group has announced more than $100,000 in grants awarded through “THE NEW NORMAL: An Artist’s Response to COVID-19.”

Following a competitive application process and juried review of artwork submitted by over 200 applicants, 43 local artists were selected to receive funding for new works that reflect life in Fort Worth during the pandemic.
Developed by Sasha Bass in partnership with program administrator Lauren Saba Childs, THE NEW NORMAL is a first-of-its-kind funding initiative designed to achieve multiple goals: empowering local artists to work, creating a lasting visual record of this unprecedented time, and bringing the people of Fort

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Green giraffes danced, fat birds skipped and happy cats flew. They did so against backdrops of forests, mountains and cities.

During Glynn Visual Arts summer camp this week, young artists have allowed their imaginations to run wild, putting crayon, pencil and paint to paper to create whatever fantasies they could dream up.

Catherine Durrett, the camp’s instructor, has urged her campers to break boundaries and expand their creative minds to make art unlike anything they’ve seen before.

“The goal is to have fun,” Durrett said Wednesday. “… I’m going to sneak in some lessons, but the whole thing is just

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter

Zoom session with Eola Jane, 2nd from left

Shrewsbury – One might not think that a Zoom call could be classified as personal but some art students at Shrewsbury High School (SHS) thought otherwise when they were treated to an up-close look into the world of four visiting artists in a series of virtual visits. There were unexpected benefits.

The visits were arranged by visual arts teacher Shari Fox who was faced with a dilemma when schools shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.  

Fox explained that prior to the pandemic she had received

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Pending the pandemic, Step Afrika! will come to Portland in 2021 as part of a new performing arts series by Portland Ovations. Photo by Sekou Luke, courtesy of Portland Ovations

Portland Ovations will use a $50,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to partner with Indigo Arts Alliance and Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center to present the work of artists of color in a new performing arts series that will launch in 2021 – from the stage of Merrill Auditorium, if possible, or by whatever means necessary.

The project will span two years and will include mainstage or virtual performances,

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Art 365 Artist Marwin Begaye [Photo provided]
Art 365 Artist Marwin Begaye [Photo provided]

Every three years, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition hosts the highly competitive program, Art 365, in which five Oklahoma-based creative proposals are selected to complete innovative artwork in consultation with a nationally recognized curator. 

In an unprecedented model for the region, the artists receive an honorarium of $12,000. Over the course of the year, these artists create a body of work that will culminate with exhibitions in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, according to a news release.

“We congratulate the selected artists on this esteemed award and look forward to watching their projects

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UB professor and transdisciplinary artist Shasti O’Leary Soudant’s high-concept, large-scale exhibits are known for getting people talking.

Her latest project, bound for two lakeside locations in Erie, Pennsylvania, is bound to get people listening, as well.

O’Leary Soudant, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Art, College of Arts and Sciences, is one of seven artists selected by Erie Arts & Culture to be partnered with less-established Erie-area artisans to create works for the Creating with Community Artist Residency Program. The project was designed to empower local artists from underrepresented backgrounds, and to create opportunities for them to engage

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