email from cccc's art department ~ Scott Anderson
I wanted to give you all the heads up about a very exciting opportunity to sell and showcase your work and the Art program at CCCC this summer. Melissa Hersh, Arts & Culture Coordinator for the town of Barnstable, has offered faculty at CCCC the opportunity to 'occupy' one of their artists shanties this summer for a week. You would be able to exhibit and sell your work from the shanty. You would need to be there during opening times but if there were a few of you taking part you could figure out a rotation. Please see the info below.
Please contact Melissa for more information and remember to copy me on this. If we get a few of you to participate I would like to discuss how the CCCC Art Program might have a 'publicity presence' at the event. As I understand it this is a free offer of exhibition space, at a primo location, in the summer, on the Cape! You can't beat that!
Let me know if you're interested.
Here is the history:
In 2005, the Town designed and built a boardwalk and installed seven artist shanties to serve as affordable studio and gallery space for local artists and artisans. The response to the Harbor your Arts (HyA) Program was overwhelmingly positive by the arts community, residents and visitors. Through generous funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, and the Barnstable County Economic
Development Council, over 60 artists have enjoyed increased sales and recognition by participating in the HyA Program. In a recent survey of participating artists, all gave the Program the highest possible rating of "very good". Awareness of HyA and favorable press also continues to grow every year. Cape Cod Life listed Harbor your Arts as a "must see" in its annual Absolute Best to See and Do issue for 2008.
We are pleased to offer one week in June or September to Cape Cod Community College Art Department. All pieces must be original work from the artists; hand made and unique, and any items not approved during the jury process must be approved by the Town prior to selling in the shanty. Items for sale CANNOT include t-shirts, food, or products boughtor acquired for resale only.
In 2009, the shanties will be open from June through September, hours are from 11AM-8PM June-Labor Day and from 11AM-5PM in September.
Because the Town receives grant funding from a variety of sources to operate the HyA Program, we are required to document the success of the Program. We would request that the group of artists exhibiting in the Cape Cod Community College shanty for the week to submit the number of sales, number of visitors, and revenues in dollars. These reports are maintained by the town only to track the
success of the program.
Melissa Hersh | Arts and Culture Coordinator | 508-862-4767 | Town of Barnstable |Growth Management Department|