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Tuesday, May 24th
"Gallery Representation and Portfolio Development
Patrick Hoagland from Patrick Moore Gallery
ART AND POLITICS
House Budget Resolution
On Wednesday, March 16, 2005 the U.S. Congress voted 320-102 against an amendment which would reduce the 19 current functional budget categories to 4 functions. The amendment would have "expressed the sense of the House" that the following programs should be eliminated:
National Endowment for the Arts
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Title X Family Planning
Legal Services Corporation
the Advanced Technology Program
Representative Bishop and Representative Cannon voted yes - to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. Representative Matheson voted no - not to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts.
The amendment was defeated by a vote of 102 ayes to 320 noes. While the five programs would not have been eliminated even if the measure had passed, it would have made securing an increase in NEA funding more difficult since a majority of House Members would be on record as notsupporting the NEA.
We urge you to contact your congressman and express your opinion on their vote on this issue
-- Americans for the Arts has announced that the United States Senate is establishing a new bipartisan caucus dedicated to promoting the arts and humanities within the Senate. If you wish to urge your Senator to join the new Senate Cultural Caucus, all the information you need, along with customizable pre-written letters, are available at Americans for the Arts E-Advocacy Center.
Last summer, Americans for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies generated a grassroots campaign to gauge the interest of Senators in joining an arts caucus in the Senate. The response was resoundingly positive and an influencing factor in establishing the Senate Cultural Caucus.
This new caucus is independent of the Congressional Arts Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, which was established in 1997 and now boasts 182 House-only members. Both caucuses are committed to highlighting the positive impact of the arts in America.
WHAT ARE YOU READING LATELY?
I'm currently reading Byron Katie's "I need your Love - Is it True?". This book explores the universal quest for approval and I'm fascinated byhow this search can affect or even interfere with our true paths as artists.How are we shaped/ affected by the general public's and the market's response to our artwork? Does the quest to please or to repeat successes prevent us from taking risks?
WHAT IS HANGING
ABOVE YOUR MANTEL?
We continually rotate our art, and own work by many artists- but at the moment the painting above our mantel is a cityscape in snow I painted at Yale. I wanted to reconnect with the freedom of the paint and the clarity of light that's in that work.
IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ANY ARTST TO PAINT OR SCULPT YOUR PORTRAIT WHO WOULD IT BE?
I'd go for Matisse. I attended his huge NYC retrospective three times during its run, and adore the patterns, saturated color, and the sensuousness of his paintings. I'd wear something very gypsy-like.
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