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Application Deadline Nearing for Women Create Exhibit

Application Deadline Nearing for Women Create Exhibit

Jamestown, NY – The Sunday, January 31, deadline for applications for Women Create’s third biennial juried art exhibit will soon be here. 

Applications, submitted electronically, are being accepted from women of all ages in all visual media. Artists from Western New York, Northwestern Pennsylvania, and Northeastern Ohio are encouraged to apply.

All work must be original and created within the last five years. Selected artists will be asked to submit short biographies and artist statements. They must be able to deliver or ship their pieces ready to hang or install at the Dykeman-Young Gallery and Vintage Emporium in downtown Jamestown, New York, where it will be available for purchase.

Women Create Announces Directors’ Assistant, Extends Deadline

Women Create Announces Directors’ Assistant, Extends Deadline

Jamestown, NY – The creative directors of Women Create have announced the addition of a directors’ assistant to present their third biennial juried exhibit of women’s art next spring. They are also extending the application deadline to January 31, 2016.

Ashville, New York, resident and mixed media artist Katherine Turnquist is joining internationally exhibited artist, curator and educator Debra Eck and photographer and blogger Jennifer Schlick to make this presentation in downtown Jamestown, New York.

Women of all ages are invited to submit work in any visual art medium for consideration. Artists from Western New York, Northwestern Pennsylvania, and Northeastern Ohio are especially encouraged to apply. Artists will be notified of the juror’s decisions during the week of March 1, 2016.

Women Create Announces Juror

Women Create Announces Juror

Jamestown, NY – Audrey Kay Dowling has been named the juror for the 2016 Women Create juried exhibit of regional women’s art.

 “We are thrilled that Audrey has accepted our invitation to take on this major challenge,” said Jennifer Schlick. A photographer and blogger, Schlick and internationally exhibited artist, curator and educator Debra Eck are creative directors for Women Create. “Audrey brings a tremendously broad background to the task and will guarantee the quality of our presentations.”

Women Create invites artists to submit work for consideration for its third biennial exhibit of women’s art in the Dykemann-Young Gallery & Vintage Emporium in downtown Jamestown, New York. 

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

AT&T, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, University at Buffalo, dig Buffalo, InfoTech WNY and Buffalo Open Data partner to host a civic hackathon challenging teams to create innovative software and/or hardware solutions that will serve the community

 WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong hackathon dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to face off to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13 hour period for the following local issues; Housing/Property Blight, Transportation, and Advocacy/Public Policy. Cash prizes totaling $3,500 will be awarded, with a grand prize of $2,000, followed by a second place prize of $1,000 and $500 for third place. 

Women Create Issues Call for Work

Women Create Issues Call for Work

Jamestown, NY – Women Create invites women to submit work for consideration for its third biennial juried exhibit of women’s art in downtown Jamestown, New York. 

Applications are being accepted from women of all ages in any art medium, and artists from Western New York, Northwestern Pennsylvania, and Northeastern Ohio are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Artists will be notified of the juror’s decisions during the week of February 1, 2016.

Internationally exhibited artist, curator and educator Debra Eck and photographer and blogger Jennifer Schlick are creative directors for Women Create. They will be assisted by mixed media artist Katherine Turnquist. Artist Audrey Dowling, the owner and operator of the Portage Hill Gallery in Westfield, New York, who has juried and curated many shows, is the juror for the exhibit.

Nature Center’s Wild 5K Race Results

Nature Center’s Wild 5K Race Results

Jamestown, NY – Under clear blue skies, a record number of almost 150 runners and walkers enjoyed the Audubon Nature Center trails on Saturday, July 25, for the second annual Wild 5K Run/Walk. 

Crin Fredrickson, co-chair of the event, expressed her appreciation to all who participated and the wonderful crew of volunteers for making the event such a success.

Proceeds from the race will support the Nature Center’s continuing work to protect its more than 600 acres of unique habitat that decreases flooding in the surrounding communities, purifies drinking water, and provides sanctuary to plants and animals of all shapes and sizes.

Scouts: Earn a Badge at Nature Center’s Butterfly Festival

Scouts: Earn a Badge at Nature Center’s Butterfly Festival

Jamestown, NY – Now is the time for Scouts and their leaders to make plans to earn a Monarch Butterfly patch at the Audubon Nature Center’s Monarch Butterfly Festival.

At this fun-filled, end-of-summer event on Saturday, August 29, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts of any age group can earn the right to a Monarch Butterfly patch by completing certain activities.

These activities are available to all festival visitors: watching a butterfly being tagged, holding a caterpillar or butterfly, using an insect net, learning the Monarch's migration route and destination, taking a Butterfly Garden Tour, making a craft, posing as a butterfly or caterpillar, and more.

Some of the activities -- such as sampling Mexican food -- will have an additional cost, but everyone should be able to complete enough free ones to be eligible for the patch.