Salem Art Works to Receive NEA funding

CONTACT: Michelle Nagai
 

Salem Art Works to Receive $10,000 grant from the
National Endowment for the Arts
 

Salem, NY—National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to Salem Art Works for its summer Artist-in-Residence programming. The Art Works category focuses on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.

“The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as Salem Art Works, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Whether in a theater, a town square, a museum, or a hospital, the arts are everywhere and make our lives richer.”

Anthony Cafritz, the Executive Director of Salem Art Works, noted that the NEA Art Works grant will enable the organization to offer “programming of a quality commensurate with our grandest vision for what it means to participate in the SAW experience. We are thrilled with the news of this award.

 During the 2017 program, artists will be selected for one of three categories of residency: Fellows, Emerging Artists, and Intern Artists. Each resident will receive full room and board, a studio, and access to the complete roster of facilities available at Salem Art Works. For the first time ever, each resident artist will also receive a materials stipend to cover the cost of consumables and shop charges incurred during their residency. 

Applications for all 2017 artists residency programs at Salem Art Works are now live. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2017.

 Salem Art Works is committed to serving artists. All of our programs, activities and services are provided equally without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability. For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

Music on the Hill and Art Exhibition at Salem Art Works

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 10, 2016

Contact:    

Thomas Dunn, Director of Marketing and Media    
518-854-7674    
t.dunn@salemartworks.org

Music on the Hill and Art Exhibition at Salem Art Works

Salem, NY – On August 20, Salem Art Works welcomes the public onto its grounds to enjoy a full day of art and music. Music on the Hill is a family-friendly event showcasing local food, great music, and beautiful vistas atop the Cary Hill Sculpture Park. A companion art exhibit and open studio event celebrates the inaugural ‘4X10’ residency at Salem Art Works. Drop-in workshops in cuttle-bone casting will also be held throughout the day.

Between 4 and 8 pm, the crew at Salem Art Works will shuttle guests to the top of the sculpture park, where they can enjoy delicious wood-fired pizza by Mach’s Pizza (West Pawlet, VT), craft beer from Argyle Brewing Company (Greenwhich, NY), and music by Salem favorites Al and Kathy Bain (Hebron, NY).

On the main SAW campus, an exhibition of new work featuring local artists Lindsay Keys, Nicholas Squadere, Samantha Combs, and Rebecca MaComber will be open before the hilltop concert, and throughout the evening. The four artists, from Glens Falls and Queensbury NY, were selected to participate in a fully-subsidized, ten-day residency at SAW, during which time they produced new works in a collaborative, shared studio environment. 

The ‘4X10’ residency is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, administered locally by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council. 

Admission to Music on the Hill is by donation – contributions of any amount will be accepted, and all proceeds support youth programming at Salem Art Works. The open studio and exhibition events are free of charge. Tickets for pizza and beer can be purchased separately at the admission gate. Free parking is available at the base of the hill, and shuttle service will be provided throughout the evening. All events at Salem Art Works are handicapped accessible.

Salem Art Works (SAW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Salem, NY. SAW supports emerging and established artists dedicated to creating new, progressive work, and promotes understanding and appreciation of contemporary art within the region. 

For more information please contact Salem Art Works: 518-854-7674

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Music on the Hill Event at Salem Art Works

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 15, 2016

Contact:    
Thomas Dunn, Director of Marketing and Media    
518-854-7674    
t.dunn@salemartworks.org

Music on the Hill Event at Salem Art Works

Salem, NY – On June 25, from 4-8 pm, Salem Art Works welcomes the public onto its grounds to enjoy Music on the Hill. This family-friendly event showcases local food, great music, and beautiful vistas atop the Cary Hill Sculpture Park. 

The crew at Salem Art Works will serve up their famous gourmet pizzas made fresh in-house, accompanied by local craft beers from Taylor & Sons Brewery. The Saratoga-based rock band ‘Let’s Be Leonard’ rounds out the evening with a live performance starting at 5. 

Admission to Music on the Hill is by donation – contributions of any amount will be accepted, and all proceeds support youth programming at Salem Art Works.
Tickets for pizza and beer can be purchased separately at the admission gate. Salem Art Works merchandise, including iconic SAW t-shirts and hats, will also be available for sale.

Music on the Hill is an extension of Salem Art Works’ popular Music and Pizza series. By moving the event to the top of the property, guests can now enjoy fabulous panoramic views of the surrounding countryside while relaxing in the cool evening air, surrounded by great food, music, and friends. Free parking is available at the base of the hill, and shuttle service will be provided throughout the evening. All events at Salem Art Works are handicapped accessible.

A second Music on the Hill event will take place on August 20th, and will feature a chicken BBQ by the Salem Boy Scouts, craft beer from Argyle Brewing Company, and music by Salem locals Al and Kathy Bain. 

Salem Art Works (SAW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Salem, NY. SAW supports emerging and established artists dedicated to creating new, progressive work, and promotes understanding and appreciation of contemporary art within the region. SAW offers numerous programs for area youth, including Art 101 and Lunch, Learn, and Play (in partnership with the Historic Salem Courthouse). 

For more information about Music on the Hill or the activities of Salem Art Works, please contact the office at Salem Art Works: 518-854-7674. 

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