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Congressman Crowley Art Competition

QCA's Development Coordinator Masud Grant recently served on a judging panel in Congressman Joe Crowley’s NY14 Congressional Art Competition. Students from across New York's 14th District had the opportunity to submit art works.

The winner's work will be on on display in the nation's Capitol for a year, and gets a free flight down to DC to attend an opening reception. Good luck to the entrants!

We look forward to introducing the winner next month!

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Antonia Perez on the Impact of Queens Arts Fund

Antonia Perez is a Queens-based mixed media artist. She is a 2017 SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence and has worked with the Lewis Latimer House installing a public art project with a  grant from Queens Art Fund (QAF). He she shares some of her experience working on that project and the impact that it has had on the Latimer House and local community.

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LAB PRESENTS "Textured Sights"

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LAB PRESENTS "Textured Sights"

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, QCA hosted visual artist Shenna Vaughn's LAB presentation "Textured Sights." Vaughn was a fellow in the Jamaica Arts Leaders program, an Artist Peer Circle program piloted in 2015 in Jamaica, Queens. Her work in this presentation represented her analysis of the gender divide as contextualized by the last Presidential election. She also shared her recent experience as an artist-in-residence in Tokyo, Japan.

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Creative Conversations with Hester Street Collaborative's Julia Lindgren

On Wednesday, March 26, 2017, QCA hosted its Creative Conversations meeting at SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center in Jamaica, Queens. We were joined by Ryan Gilliam of Downtown Arts and Julia Lindgren and Kim Ochilo of Hester Street Collaborative. This meeting focused on artist-driven brick and mortar spaces created by artists and the participating artists' desires to create such a space in Jamaica, Queens.

Ryan Gilliam shared her experiences as a founder of Fourth Arts Block and Downtown Art and what those organizations had to do to acquire their own space in LES. Julia Lindgren and Kim Ochilo shared some insight on what they've learned working with community-based groups on establishing brick-and-mortar spaces. Participating artists were largely from the neighborhood but included visiting artists from other parts of NYC and artists from as far away as Connecticut and New Jersey.

 

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Under the Hood: Grant Proposal Narrative Writing

On Thursday, April 13, 6:00-8:00pm, QCA presented the third "Under the Hood" workshop focusing on helping artists develop project narratives for their professional development and proposal writing. Artists learned how to communicate their arts project plans in ways that are attractive to potential funders and investors. Facilitators included QCA’s Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer and Molaundo Jones.

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