Visual Arts Websites

Resources

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Many of the websites you will find on Starry Night Creative Artists Community pages contain links to additional websites. We've made every effort to provide reputable resources, however, we cannot be responsible for the content of external websites that are listed on the websites we are providing.


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APOCRYPHALTEXT seeks to publish poets and artists with distinct voices/visions. The idiosyncratic and downright ornery are welcome. Art submissions are accepted July-September. All files should be sent as an email attachment in jpg format and kept below 500k each. Please review website for submission guides.
http://www.apocryphaltextpoetry.com

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Art Buzz is an unincorporated, non-profit networking and information service for emerging visual artists, art dealers, buyers, collectors, and art lovers. Their cool website is maintained and supported by dedicated artists and not-for-profit staff members. ALL the artwork on their website is copyrighted by its respective creators. ALL rights reserved. Use or reproduction of any portion of their website, by any means whatsoever, is strictly prohibited without expressed written permission.

The 2009 Collection (Worldwide Visual Artists' Competition for Exposure & Recognition): Art Buzz annually calls out to quality visual artists throughout the world. They are encouraged to enter the competition and, those artists that are awarded with inclusion in the book, are chosen solely on the impact of their work—not their resume, background, biography, etc. Artists of all the various visual art media are welcome to answer the call to enter. In this way, Art Buzz will provide the premier showcase for an eclectic collection of top quality, contemporary visual art from around the world. For more information about the contest visit www.artbuzz.org/book.html. The deadline is September 30, 2008.
http://www.artbuzz.org

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Art Deadline Lists: Art contests, competitions, jobs, internships, scholarships, grants fellowships, festivals, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages. http://artdeadlineslist.com

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Art Fortune (Guide to global art market): An extensive combination of art information, education, news, videos, social networking, galleries, phone directories, jobs and more! Art Fortune is translated into twenty languages and found in 195 countries. Browse thousands of artists biographies for free and shop for the latest deals in the Art Fortune Classifieds. They have the largest online directory for galleries, collectors, appraisal's, framing Companies, insurance brokers & agents, schools, museums, etc. http://www.artfortune.com

Art Fortune Links & Partners: http://www.artfortune.com/partners

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Art-Support: Nonprofit photography art organizations and community art centers. If an address is listed, it indicates that they have a strong interest in fine art photography. http://art-support.com/nonprofits.htm

The Artist Help Network is a free information service designed to help artists take control of their careers. The network assists artists in locating information, resources, guidance, and advice on a comprehensive range of career-related topics. The network focuses primarily on subjects of interest to fine artists. People working in the applied arts, arts administration, and arts-related fields will also find this site useful. http://www.artisthelpnetwork.com

Arts and Healing Network: Excellent resources. Be sure to take time to review this website. http://www.artheals.org/artist_support/links.php

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BRUSHES for VINCENT: A charitable youth art program sponsored by Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff. BRUSHES for VINCENT allows any children’s non-profit organization or children’s charitable group to annually make written requests to receive free art stuff to benefit children.
http://www.cheapjoes.com/store/catalog_downloads/catalog-files/10-CJAS-catalog-index.pdf

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff: http://www.cheapjoes.com

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California Beat Era-CA Palm Educational Non-Profit: CA Palm, based in California, produces documentaries on the avant-garde aspect of American culture, past and present. The focus is on the underground perspective that certain individuals maintain in order to create away from the mainstream. This aesthetic had strongly influenced our cultural life in the middle of the last century but in recent years there has been an increasing loss of integrity; affecting the art, music, and literature produced today. In America, commercialism has taken over with an increasing tendency to make everything, including art, into a product to sell. Making culture a business enterprise kills the pure spirit so essential in making good art, music, or poetry. CA Palm strives to keep this spirit alive. http://www.beatera.org/capalm.html

California Lawyers for the Arts is to establish a bridge between the arts and the legal communities so that: artists and art groups may gain greater competence in handling legal and business aspects of their creative activities; the legal profession may become more aware of and involved in issues affecting artists and the arts community and, the law may become more responsive to the needs and interests of the arts community. http://www.calawyersforthearts.org

The Costume Society of America advances the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance. They work to stimulate scholarship and encourage study in the rich and diverse field of costume.
http://www.costumesocietyamerica.com

COPYRIGHT: The official USA government website for copyright information featuring recent publications, forms, law resources, and registration information.
http://www.copyright.gov

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The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation with principal interests in brain science, immunology, and arts education. They support innovative professional development programs leading to improved teaching of the performing arts in public schools. Their support is primarily directed at professional development courses for arts educators. Their grants specifically target the training of in-school arts specialists and professional artists who teach students preK-12 in the public schools. Organizations must have not-for-profit status to qualify for a grant. The Foundation's arts education work includes offering free publications, books, and articles related to the field, organizing conferences, and providing access to resources in arts learning on their Website.

Projects seeking funding should emphasize innovative training curricula for artists and in-school arts specialists and must meet one of two regional limits: They must originate in New York City, Washington, DC, or Los Angeles, and their surrounding areas within a 50 mile radius, or they must cover a rural area of the United States. Other guidelines are included in the application.
http://www.dana.org

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Gathering of Nations is a Native American Indian 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1983 to promote Native American, American Indian (indigenous) culture and tradition, and dispel stereotypes created about Native American Indian and indigenous people. Among many contributions to the Native American community, the Gathering of Nations founded and funds the Academic Scholarship Foundation for Native American Students and hosts the annual Gathering of Nations PowWow, Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentations, and Indian Trader's Market the last full weekend of every April at the University of New Mexico Arena in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Everyone is welcome at the Gathering of Nations!

Gathering of Nations is one of the largest Pow-wows in the United States. Over 500 tribes from the United States and Canada participate. There are 32 Dance categories. Different age group categories including Elders (70+), Golden Age (55+), Adults (19+), Teens, and Tiny Tots. Other competitions include Northern Singers, Southern Singers, Women's Back-up Singing, a competition for Drum Groups and Drummers, and various special competitions. The pageant for Miss Indian World is held each year. The winner is chosen based upon personality, knowledge of tribal traditions, and dancing ability. The Indian Traders Market features artists, crafters, and traders selling Native American and Indigenous arts and crafts.
http://www.gatheringofnations.com

Gathering of Nations Internet Radio:
http://www.gatheringofnations.com/gonradio

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H.O.W. is an art and literary journal that publishes an eclectic mix of today's prominent writers and artists alongside upcoming talents with a effort to raise money and awareness for the fifteen million children throughout the world that have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. The subject matter of the work is vast and varied: the only common element its quality. They publish fiction, nonfiction, photography, printing, and drawing. A Starry Night Productions urges you to send a donation even if you are not submitting. Visit their website to learn more about their important work with innocent children. http://www.howjournal.com

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) promotes the economic development of American Indians and Alaska Natives of federally recognized Tribes through the expansion of the Indian arts and crafts market. The IACB provides promotional opportunities, general business advice, and information on the Indian Arts and Crafts Act to Native American artists, craftspeople, businesses, museums, and cultural centers of federally recognized Tribes. Additionally, the IACB operates three regional museums, conducts a promotional museum exhibition program, produces a “Source Directory of American Indian and Alaska Native Owned and Operated Arts and Crafts Businesses,” and oversees the implementation of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. http://www.iacb.doi.gov

THE INTERNATIONAL CHILD ART FOUNDATION (ICAF) has been a pioneering force in effectively and systematically bringing about a change in awareness about children’s creativity and empathy through a decade of innovative programs, publications, and events. The ICAF focuses primarily on children ages 8 to 12 because of the “4th grade slump.” These formative years are also vital for the encouragement of empathy and moral-cognitive thinking. The ICAF’s Arts Olympiads, World Children’s Festivals, interactive exhibitions, and ChildArt magazine inspire the children to embrace lifelong creativity, boost their self-esteem, and build trust and mutual understanding. The ICAF’s innovative research, free lesson plans, art exchanges, and Sketches newsletter, provide teachers and parents the tools they need to enhance the creative and cooperative potential of every child on the planet. http://www.icaf.org

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums—anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture. http://www.sculpture.org

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Jobs for artists and writers. http://www.artistresource.org/joblinks.htm

John Natsoulas Center of the Arts, Davis, California: For the past two decades, John Natsoulas has pursued his vision of making fine art accessible in a friendly setting. Although this is a rarity in the gallery world, his dedication to art history, art education, and the exhibition of California art has translated beautifully into the John Natsoulas Gallery. The gallery maintains a strong relationship to the University of California, Davis’ Art Department. One of the major roles of the John Natsoulas Gallery is to provide a place for cultural meetings, conferences, and public activities, which create a wonderful community dialogue through a variety of visual, literary, and musical events. http://www.natsoulas.com

John Natsoulas Press in Davis, California is a video and print publisher focusing exclusively on California art. The gallery continues its leadership role in art education. In publishing monographs, catalogs, and definitive retrospectives, the Press has featured major artists Robert Arneson, David Gilhooly, Clayton Bailey, Barbara Spring, Hassel Smith, Camille Claudel, and David Hollowell. The press has also published gallery histories of the 6 Gallery, the Spatsa Gallery, and a general history of the Beat Generation galleries. http://www.natsoulas.com

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Kala Art Institute's Artists-in-Residences & Exhibitions: Kala Art Institute's mission is to help artists sustain their creative efforts over time through its Artists-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to increase appreciation of this work through exhibitions, public programming, and educational efforts.
http://www.kala.org

Lodi Arts Commission: The City of Lodi, CA. has always recognized the importance of the arts in the lives of both its citizens and visitors. The Lodi Arts Commission plays a critical role in translating that commitment into action… but they cannot do it alone. Without the support of the City of Lodi, the Lodi Arts Project Fund, and the tireless efforts of countless volunteers, they would be unable to provide the robust and diverse arts and culture environment that enriches the community. They envision unlimited opportunities and resources available to further the arts so that access to participation by all community members is not hindered by economic, social, or cultural barriers. Through the arts, the local economy and culture is invigorated for the benefit of their collective future. To learn about Art on the Square, First Friday Art Hop, Smooth Jazz Series, Open Studio Tours, Artisan Masters, Arts Education, Grants, Scholarships, and more please visit their website. http://www.lodiarts.org

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Lodi (California) Public Library Programs: Kidspace, Teen'Scape, Adult Literacy, Small Business Rescources, Computer and Internet Access, Ongoing Events such as Art Hop and Brown Bag Book Club, etc. http://www.lodi.gov/library

Kidspace
http://www.lodi.gov/library/programs-kidspace.html
Teen'Scape
http://www.lodi.gov/library/programs-teenscape.html
Adult Literacy
http://www.lodi.gov/library/programs-adultliteracy.html
Small Business Rescources
http://www.lodi.gov/library/programs-smallbusiness.html
Computer and Internet Access
http://www.lodi.gov/library/programs-computeraccess.html
Art Hop
http://www.lodi.gov/library/events-arthop.html
Brown Bag Book Club
http://www.lodi.gov/library/events-bookclub.html

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Lodi Community Art Center: The Lodi Community Art Center in Lodi, CA. is a California Public Benefit Corporation that was formed to encourage an interest in, and a study of, the arts: To provide a meeting place for the members of the organization; classrooms for art instruction; and to sponsor the services of a gallery or exhibition place for the display of arts and crafts. http://www.lodiartcenter.org

Luna's Cafe and Juice Bar in Sacramento, California features great creative arts opportunities. Please visit their website and click on their "Entertainment Calendar" link for information about art, music,comedy, and poetry readings. http://www.lunascafe.com

Midnight Street (UK) is a tri-annual magazine of short stories, covering horror, science fiction, dark fantasy, and slipstream genres. Though primarily a fiction magazine, they will consider articles on any aspect of the genres covered. They are also looking for articles about writers. Interviews with writers, in any format will also be considered. ARTWORK: They are looking for imaginative black & white or greyscale illustrations for interior and colour for cover. Nothing too sordid or perverted. Send JPEG attachments samples (good quality photocopies). Don’t send originals. http://www.midnightstreet.co.uk

Moss Foundation: The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education promotes the integration of visual and performing arts into educational programs, with a special focus on children who learn in different ways. The Foundation was created and initially funded in 1995 by the P. Buckley Moss Society, an organization of 15,000+ members worldwide. Local chapters use fundraisers to support projects within their communities. Humanitarian Pat Moss is noted for her charitable endeavors, one of which is the education of children. She believes art in all of its forms must be an integral part of the curriculum, especially to help children with learning differences succeed in school. She has actively promoted educational programs in the USA, Japan, and Panama. The Moss Foundation strives to encourage using visual and performing arts in all educational programs, but especially in those programs involving children who learn differently.
http://www.mossfoundation.org

The National Arts and Disability Center (NADC) promotes the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into all facets of the arts community. The NADC is a leading consultant in the arts and disability community, and the only center of its kind. Their information is aimed at artists with disabilities, arts organizations, museums, arts administrators, disability organizations and agencies, performing arts organizations, art centers, universities, arts educators, and students. The NADC is a project of the University of California, at Los Angeles, Tarjan Center. The NADC web site offers free resource directories, and annotated bibliographies on a wide array of subjects. http://nadc.ucla.edu

The National Association of Women Artists is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City. Founded in 1889, N.A.W.A. is the oldest professional women's fine arts organization in the United States, continually providing a forum for women artists to share ideas and exhibit their work. N.A.W.A. is dedicated to promoting women artists of all backgrounds and traditions through exhibitions, professional programs, and its historic archive. N.A.W.A. offers members the opportunity to participate in curated and juried exhibitions in New York City and nationwide in addition to competing for exhibition awards totaling upwards of $10,000 annually. http://www.nawanet.org

The National Watercolor Society (NWS) brings before the public the best of watermedia painting, representing a wide range of directions and technique, from experimental to traditional. Visit their exciting exhibits that showcase watercolor as a vital, enduring, and expressive medium.
http://www.nationalwatercolorsociety.org

The Online Visual Artist's Independent Community was established to promote, support, and serve the online marketing efforts of serious and professional visual artists. http://onlinevisualartists.com/forum

Photoblogs.org is a resource designed to help people find all kinds of photoblogs. If you're not sure what a photoblog is, check out the FAQ. As of this date (October 29, 2009) their database currently holds listings for 37,343 photoblogs.
http://www.photoblogs.org

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time. The Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and financial need, whether professional, personal or both. http://www.pkf.org

Portitude - The Art of Learning: A collection of artwork by well known artists who changed the way we think about art. http://www.portitude.org

Roseville Arts! (formerly the Roseville Arts Center) is an active community resource. Established 40+ years ago to promote the arts in its many formats, Roseville Arts supports local artists and brings artwork from around the world to the area. As a non-profit organization, Roseville Arts is entirely funded by memberships, grants, sponsorships, fund raising events, and other donations. With the dramatic growth in Placer County, the Roseville Arts Center's board of directors recognized that the center had to change significantly to successfully continue its mission. Following the sale of its former facility, the Haman House, the center temporarily moved its operations and exhibits to 405 Vernon Street. The Vernon Street facility, a former restaurant and bar turned office space, was transformed into the functional 405 Gallery with the generous assistance and dedication of volunteers. The 405 Gallery has been demolished to make way for a new City of Roseville parking structure. Roseville Arts now occupies the main floor in a handsome new arts venue within the structure fronting Vernon Street. The new Blue Line Gallery of over 5,000 square feet, showcases the works of regional as well as national artists and feature a state-of-the-art gallery complete with flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures, demonstrations, and poetry readings. A special children’s gallery will provide a dedicated location for children’s programs, exhibits, and workshops. http://www.rosevillearts.org

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), established in 1977, is a public agency devoted to supporting, promoting, and advancing the arts in the region. Funded by the City and County, they provide funding to local artists and arts groups; promote the arts through marketing, outreach and education initiatives; provide resources to support and increase regional arts education activities; and serve as a community partner and resource.
http://www.sacmetroarts.org

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The Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starry_Night

Here is a wonderful YouTube slide show (scroll down on the page) of Vincent van Gogh paintings with a soundtrack of the amazing Don McLean singing “Vincent”. http://www.don-mclean.com/vincent.asp

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Starry Night (The Movie, Directed by Paul Davids)
http://www.starrynightmovie.com

Paul Davids Official Website
http://www.pauldavids.com

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Starving Artists Law.Com and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: Believe it or not, there are dozens of legal organizations that provide free legal services to nonprofit arts organizations and to artists who can't afford legal services. Issues often handled include contract negotiations, mediation services, nonprofit incorporation, copyright information and infringement lawsuits, tax information, estate planning, and lease review. VLA organizations also provide education programs, including seminars, publications, and the maintenance of art law libraries.
http://www.starvingartistslaw.com/help/volunteer%20lawyers.htm

United States Artists (USA) is a public charity and grant making organization dedicated to arts advocacy, support, and funding of America's finest living artists.
http://www.unitedstatesartists.org/Public/Home/index.cfm

Visual Arts Junction: A group of professional visual artists from many venues banded together to offer a one-stop resource site. Visual Arts Junction concentrates on writing and photography, but also covers artists of all genres.
http://www.visualartsjunction.com

VSA Arts is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts.
http://www.vsarts.org

Web Del Sol, an online resource for writers featuring contemporary literature and poetry. Contains chapbooks, photography, small presses, art, and poetry. Beginning in late 1994, WebdelSol.Com (WDS) undertook a mission to effectively utilize the Internet in the marketing and web-publishing of independent literary journals. WDS was the second organization to place a literary journal on the web--the first being Mississippi Review. Since that time, WDS has served content to millions of readers worldwide, and links lead to WDS content from over 40,000 other websites. http://webdelsol.com

World Wide Art Resources, a site for contemporary art, art news, art history, contemporary artist and gallery portfolios. They have been online since 1995.
http://wwar.com

YLEM is a nonprofit organization of artists using science and technology.
http://www.ylem.org


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