Art News

ART Happenings….

Let me know if you’re interested in learning more about the following opportunities.

Would you like your students to celebrate Veterans Day, November 11th?

Give some consideration to submitting an artwork for our American Heroes program (see below). Few have signed up – these folks deserve our best.

Check out new art on Flickr! Like us on Facebook!

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Etsy Shop
Mail in hand-made items for our Etsy shop, and you receive 70% of revenue for each item sold. Remaining revenue will go to creating new art opportunities. Individuals, art classrooms, groups – all are welcome to participate. All skill levels welcome. Items have included note cards by kindergartners, silk-screened t-shirts, etc. Also, don’t forget – the holidays are approaching so you might consider tree ornaments (like origami dinosaurs), stockings, note cards, etc. Interested? Let me know.
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The Oriental Institute, Chicago, IL
Spots Available = 48
Participants: 38 spots available for Chicago folks & 10 spots available for national /international folks.
Exhibit: May 1 – November 1, 2016
Exhibit location: The Oriental Institute (University of Chicago), 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Art due: April 1 (postmarked)
Theme: “Don’t Take My Stuff. Tell My Story”
About: To encourage people to think about how artifacts tell a person’s story and to bring to attention the effect the looting and destruction of cultural heritage (particularly in the Middle East) has on what an archaeologist can learn about ancient people.

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Leonardo da Vinci: Collisions of Art and Science
Spots Available = 22
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: Nov 1, 2015 – Nov 30, 2016
Exhibit location: Homepage of the Dream Rocket Project website
Art due: October 15 (postmarked)
Theme: “Leonardo da Vinci: Collisions of Art and Science”
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St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL
Spots Available = 5
Participants: Springfield residents/schools/groups
Exhibit: Dec 1, 2015 – Dec 1, 2016
Art due: November 1 (postmarked)
Theme: “Care and Respect of Mind, Body, Spirit”
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Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave, KY
2nd exhibit
Spots Available = Full
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: Nov 21, 2015 – Jan 4, 2016
Art due: October 21 (postmarked)
Theme: “200 Years of Guides at Mammoth Cave”
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Harris Corporation, Herndon, VA
Spots Available = 10
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: (Veterans Day) Nov 11 – Jan 11, 2016
Theme: “American Heroes”[?]
Art Due: Oct 12 (postmarked)
Would you also like an American military veteran to visit your classroom and talk about what he does?
Theme: In tribute to the men/women for whom have and/or continue serving this great nation. We’re searching students and adults for whom are connected to military personnel in some way (parent, relative, friend, co-worker).
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Harris Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO
Spots Available = 25
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: (Veterans Day) Nov 11 – Jan 11, 2016
Theme: “American Heroes”[?]
Art Due: Oct 12 (postmarked)
Would you also like an American military veteran to visit your classroom and talk about what he does?
Theme: In tribute to the men/women for whom have and/or continue serving this great nation. We’re searching students and adults for whom are connected to military personnel in some way (parent, relative, friend, co-worker).
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Harris Corporation, Greenbelt, MD
Spots Available = 24
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: (Veterans Day) Nov 11 – Jan 11, 2016
Theme: “American Heroes”[?]
Art Due: Oct 12 (postmarked)
Would you also like an American military veteran to visit your classroom and talk about what he does?
Theme: In tribute to the men/women for whom have and/or continue serving this great nation. We’re searching students and adults for whom are connected to military personnel in some way (parent, relative, friend, co-worker).
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Harris Corporation, Monrovia, CA
Spots Available = 12
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: (Veterans Day) Nov 11 – Jan 11, 2016
Theme: “American Heroes”[?]
Art Due: Oct 12 (postmarked)
Would you also like an American military veteran to visit your classroom and talk about what he does?
Theme: In tribute to the men/women for whom have and/or continue serving this great nation. We’re searching students and adults for whom are connected to military personnel in some way (parent, relative, friend, co-worker).
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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Topeka, KS
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: April 4 – May 27, 2016
Art Due: March 4
Note: This program will officially be launched in either November or January. Stay tuned.
Theme: “Expressions of Freedom and Equality”
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Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Port Tobacco, MD
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: May 1 – August 31, 2016
Art Due: April 1
Note: This program will officially be launched in either November or January. Stay tuned.
Theme: “Traitors & Patriots – Stories of the American Revolution”
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George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Washington’s Birthplace, VA
Participants: Open to anyone.
Exhibit: May 1 – August 31, 2016
Art Due: April 1
Note: This program will officially be launched in either November or January. Stay tuned.
Theme: “A good piece of land….”

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Other ways to get involved….

Art to Libraries
For every $338 raised, staff will pack up and ship a selection of past art submissions to an American public library. Since 2010, we’ve exhibited art in 86 libraries. Check us out on GoFundMe.
+++Mary T. Green – Thank you for sponsoring 1 library program!
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Fabrication Plans
We’re looking for anyone willing to take on a whole or part of a fabrication plan. These are components for the final Dream Rocket Project wrap. Individuals of all ages and skill levels welcome. Interested? Let me know.
Fabrication plans available
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DREAM BIG, Issue 4
Art submissions, Essays, and Lessons
Pick up your digital copy here, FREE for the rest of August!

We are experimenting with a new concept called Teachers Pay Teachers. The idea is that for each issue sold teachers who submitted lessons will be paid for their efforts, and 100% of profits will go to creating new art opportunities.
Art and teacher associations, educational service units, school districts, etc, will be able to purchase a year subscription for $80. In return, they will be able to grant access to all their members (teachers, administrators, students, etc) for free.
We are developing a list of 150 organizations interested in this concept. Interested? Let me know.
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steAm Lap Loom
$10
Kit includes 16″ X 20″ Loom, sample warp and complete instructions.
steAM brand: Getting more affordable products into art classrooms!
Purchase on Etsy
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