Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day Wherever You Are From the Southampton Arts Center!!!! Link to the programmes offered below.

Today, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day. The first Earth Day in 1970 sparked the passage in the U.S. of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts, and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The urgency has never been greater. Our world needs a united response for bold action. Will you join this global movement as we build toward the next half century of action for our planet?


Today, April 22, join the Earth Day Network for 24 Hours of Action on as they issue a new call to action every hour for 24 hours. Through 24 Hours of Action, Earth Day 2020 will drive actions big and small, give diverse voices a platform and demand bold action for people and the planet.

From April 22nd to April 24th Earth Day Network will fill the digital landscape with global conversations, calls to action, performances, video teach-ins and more. Tune into Earth Day Live as millions of people around the world go online for a three-day mobilization to stop the climate emergency.

While Earth Day may be going digital, the goal remains the same: to mobilize the world to take the most meaningful actions possible to change the world. No matter who or where you are, you can make a difference.

Visit our YouTube channel for important environmental tips from members of SAC's Eco Community Group, including Drawdown East End, Citizen's Climate Lobby, Cindy Pease Roe of UpSculptand Perfect Earth Project, and more.

If so much dire news is overwhelming, why not sit outside and make some promises to a favorite place? It is easy, it is free, it is highly effective.  Make a real commitment, make a real difference, feel great doing it, feel great about it.  Think of it like getting married, no cheating.  Why would you? 
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Today is Earth Day! Join EarthX for our 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Celebration !

Today is Earth Day!
Join EarthX for our 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Celebration, film screenings, presentations and conference programming live-streamed on
Register online today to help lead the change for sustainable solutions and a healthier planet. 

Visit our Website for more information!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Catch Art of the City on Facebook or youtube Click the link below to watch Art in San Diego!!!!!!

 At of the City Ruth Ann Thorn
Art of the City Ruth Ann Thorn

Need to stay busy while solicaly distanced? You still time to mail or drop off works at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center till April 15th.

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Hello from RoCo!
We hope you’ve been staying safe, healthy and creative during this unprecedented worldwide health crisis! At our gallery space we have been receiving artwork packages from across the world in the mail – a welcome sign of normalcy in these uncertain times. Thank you to those of you who have sent us your small artworks already. If you haven't yet mailed or delivered your artworks, you still have time!

Artworks Due April 25

(drop-off or postmarked)

We can’t wait to receive all of this year’s entries and get to work processing, photographing and installing them all! Each and every one of these artworks ensure that RoCo can provide engaging and surprising contemporary art programming! Despite the health crisis negatively impacting our budget, the sale of each artwork will help us continue our exhibitions for the rest of this year. Thank you so much for your participation and support! Please share our call for entries and share your process or finished artworks on social media with #RoCo6x6.

For Our Local Participants

Take advantage of our special 6x6 Curbside Drop-Off option for all you local creators available through Saturday, April 25!
Click here to learn about curbside drop-off!
You MUST have your entry form filled out prior to dropping-off your artworks. We will not be able to provide entry forms to you. Forms can be downloaded and printed at
We still prefer you mail your artwork via USPS however if you are not able to, we are offering curbside drop-off as an option.
online preview

Global Online Preview

Mark your calendar for 6x6x2020’s Global Online Preview starting May 15 at 10am! This virtual event is the first time anyone can view all of the artworks included in this year’s exhibition. This first look is a time to find your favorites and make a plan to purchase them, in support of RoCo on June 6!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Huntington Arts Council announced decentralized NYSCA 2020 Grant Winners!!!! THank a look and celebrate their success!!!

Congratulations to all of 
the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) 2020 Decentralization Grant (DEC) recipients for Nassau and Suffolk counties. 

Today we had originally planned a celebration and presentation ceremony to distribute award checks to all of the recipients. We didn't want to let the day go by without congratulating each of the individual artists, teaching artists and arts and cultural organizations who have been awarded a NYSCA 2020 DEC grant. For a full list of these grant recipients and their projects click here.

Click on this video link for 
A Message From Marc Courtade

a message from 
Marc Courtade
One of the Creative Individual Grant awardees, 
John Brautigam talks briefly in the following video about his project with the Long Island Silent Film Orchestra (LISFO).

DEC 2020 Creative Individual Grant recipient John Brautigam
DEC 2020 Creative Individual Grant recipient John Brautigam

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in this grant cycle. Regardless of the challenges we face, we will continue our ongoing efforts to support the arts, artists, and cultural organizations. 

Please visit our website regularly for updates on the 2021 DEC grant cycle. We will continue to administer this program according to NYSCA guidelines with adjustments to formats as necessary in order to maintain the health and safety of all involved. 

We look forward with optimism! 
Be well, stay safe, and keep in touch.
All the best,
Marc Courtade
Executive Director
Huntington Arts Council

Grant opportunities are available annually for arts and cultural organizations and individual artists in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Grants range from $500 - $5,000 dollars. Funds are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. For more information go to or email 

Now celebrating its 57th Anniversary, the Huntington Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community. The Council's programs reach over one million Long Island residents, and it serves the entire region with its cultural listings at The Huntington Arts Council has been designated a "Primary Institution" by the New York State Council on the Arts, a title meaning "vital to the cultural life of New York State." The Council is the official arts coordinating agency for the Town of Huntington, and serves as the primary regranting agency on Long Island for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), in addition to its services to over 600 member cultural organizations and individual artist members. Programs are made possible in part by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Town of Huntington, the Suffolk County Department of Cultural Affairs, the County of Suffolk, corporations, foundations and individuals.

Toronto Biennial of Art Postponed til Sept.

To our friends, colleagues, and supporters,

It is hard to believe that we are in week 5 of our Covid-19 enhanced response; it feels like a lifetime ago that we were all just trying to keep up with our busy daily lives. I hope you are all staying strong and healthy during this challenging time.

Like many of you, the Toronto Biennial of Art team has been working remotely, but still together, since March 16. While Covid-19 has required us to postpone planned programming for the ensuing few months, we have not lost sight of the launch of our second biennial on September 25, 2021. We continue to work alongside our partners and artists to envision a project and a future beyond this terrible crisis. We are also finalizing the Evaluation Report for the inaugural 2019 Biennial, which we will share with you in the coming weeks.

In response to this time of strict distancing to keep all of us safe, we are planning exciting ways that the Biennial team, and the inspiring artists already telling today’s stories, can continue engaging with you as we build towards 2021. In the meantime, we invite you to visit our website to (re)discover our 
Tools for Learning activities and podcast episodes, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more ways to connect with art at home.

In engaging with artists, partners, and supporters, we have understood that TBA 2021—now 17 months away—offers a beacon of hope. Our team takes this responsibility seriously, as we carefully and critically consider how our biennial will bring artists, people, and communities together again. Arts and culture will play an important role in our collective recovery, and I am proud of the solidarity and resilience that this community has shown to date. We are definitely now, more than ever, stronger together.

Stay well and safe,
Patrizia Libralato
Founder & Executive Director
Image Credit:

BUSH Gallery: Beach(fire) Blanket Bingo Biennial with Lisa Myers. Ward's Island Beach, October 19, 2019. Presented in partnership with Graduate Studies OCAD University, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, and University of British Columbia Eminence Fund as part of the Toronto Biennial of Art (2019). Photo: Yuula Benivolski. Courtesy Toronto Biennial of Art

Monday, April 13, 2020

Southampton Arts Center Creative Challange ! Culinary Arts Project!

SAC'S Creativity Challenge Week 2: Culinary Arts
We are all cooking more these days, and that's a great thing. So this week's challenge is to create something of your own - something totally unique - inspired by whatever you have in the fridge, pantry, and garden. And once complete, step two is "The Art of Plating". Make your dish photo-ready by using garnishes like fresh flowers, herbs, spices, sauces - anything edible to beautify your culinary creation. Most importantly, have fun, think outside the box, and use what you have. When complete, take a photo and email it to us and feel free to include the recipe if you think it's a flavor success.
  1. Scour your fridge, pantry, garden for ingredients (it's important that you use what you have - please do not go to the store for this challenge).
  2. Put on your thinking toque (chef's cap).
  3. Cook or bake your culinary creation (kids get the help of your parents when using the oven, please!).
  4. Find interesting and beautiful edible items to garnish your dish to make it photo ready (Tip: Check out images from Le Bernadin, Eleven Madison Park, The Modern, French Laundry, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Noma and other five-star restaurants for inspiration).
  5. When complete, take a photo of your finished product.
  6. Eat! (We don’t want anyone to be wasteful so please make sure it’s edible).
  7. Email the photo to with "Culinary Arts Challenge" in the subject line, include your name, where you are from, age (if under 18), your Instagram handle if you have one, and let us know if it was delicious. If you think the recipe is worth sharing, you are encouraged to include that as well so others can try out your masterpiece.
Entries will be featured on our social media platforms, on our website, and in a final video on our YouTube Channel.

CLICK for more on SAC's Creativity Challenge.
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