Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Artist Opportunity

We are just over a week away from the beginning of the fifth annual Uptown Arts Stroll.

The Stroll Guides (which double as posters) will be inserted in the Manhattan Times this Friday. Additionally, there will be 25,000 or so that need to be distributed around town. Please volunteer to pick up a handful to hang up in your favorite businesses and street corners. We also need volunteers to distribute them at rush hour on the local subway stations. The guides are at the Manhattan Times office (5000 Broadway, entrance on W. 212th Street under the blue Manhattan Times banner).

“Visions of Northern Manhattan”
The group show of artwork by us about us will be hung at Alianza Dominicana on Fri., June 1. The exhibit will open during the day of Stroll activities on June 2 and remain open throughout the two weeks, serving as the Stroll’s central headquarters. Alianza is at 2410 Amsterdam Ave. near W. 180th St.

Artists who live in Northern Manhattan are invited to submit one (1) piece to the show that illustrates or conveys some aspect of life in Northern Manhattan. Please email me at if you plan to participate. I need the following info:
Your name:
Your phone, email, Website:
Title of work:
Price (15% of sales will go toward production costs) or “Not for Sale (NFS)”:
100-word artist statement:

Work should be dropped off at the Manhattan Times office during normal business hours on weekdays (5000 Broadway, entrance on W. 212th Street under the blue Manhattan Times banner) before Wed. May 30. (Or email me if you need to make other arrangements.) Work will be available to be picked up at Alianza beginning on Mon., June 18 during normal business hours. 212-740-1960 for additional info.

The following artists have made firm commitments to exhibit in “Visions of Northern Manhattan”: Stephen Beveridge, Sheryl Zacharia, Alexander Percy, Brian Skinner, Amy Ponce, Evelyn Fernandez, Demostina, Mike Fitelson. The more the merrier.

Amsterdam Avenue Sidewalk Art Fair
Another activity on Sat., June 2 will be an art fare. We are renting 30 tables from 1-6pm. Tables are free to artists (first come, first served). Please email me if you would like a table to display your artwork. Show up with your work by noon on Sat., June 2 and find Demostina by Quisqueya Playground on Amsterdam near W. 180th St. You are responsible for returning your table to the playground by 6:30pm.

The following artists have made firm commitments to reserve a table:
Casa Duarte (6 tables), Greta Herron, Dawn Chase, Stone Hubbard. The more the merrier.

Have a great Stroll.
Mike Fitelson

source: wahiarts
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