Singer/songwriter contestants sought for Ozark Folk Festival | The Gayly

2016-05-28 20:02:07 admin

Win recording session!The 69th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival, Oct. 13-15, is accepting submissions for the Singer/Songwriter contest from amateur and professional musicians until August 1. Final competition will be Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Basin Park Band Shell in Eureka Springs, AR.

To participate in the competition send three songs on a CD and lyric sheet for each, a short biography of the songwriter(s) and contact information to: CAPC, Attn: Singer/Songwriter, P.O. Box 522, Eureka Springs, 72632.Songs must be wholly original and all co-writers’ names must be provided. A $25 entry fee must accompany submission, with checks or money orders payable to Eureka Springs CAPC.

For complete entry rules, visit and click on “Singer/Songwriter Contest.”Songs will be judged by the Special Events Talent Committee upon submission and the top six songwriters/performers will be scheduled to perform in a finals competition in Basin Park, Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12 p.m.

All finalists will be judged as they perform, each artist receiving a 15-minute time slot. First place winner will receive 50 percent of the total submission fees received, an eight-hour recording session at Sound Illusion Recording Studios in Berryville, Arkansas and a performance opportunity at next year’s Folk Festival.Second place will receive 30 percent of total submission fees received and third place 20 percent. All winners will each receive two tickets for Saturday night’s headline show in The Auditorium.

The Original Ozark Folk Festival is the longest continuously running folk festival in the United States.

Source: Singer/songwriter contestants sought for Ozark Folk Festival | The Gayly

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Open call: Guerrilla Art Park

2016-05-23 12:09:07 admin

An opportunity to exhibit on the site of our future arts campus


Oklahoma Contemporary is inviting artists to participate in our first installment of Guerrilla Art Park – an outdoor sculpture exhibition to take place near our Showroom at NW 11th and Broadway, on the site of our future arts campus.

We are accepting submissions now through the month of May, and planning to install in June — it’s going to be a lightning-fast operation, but we are excited to activate the space for all of our summer activities.

Up to seven works will be selected for display. Jurying the competition/exhibition will be a selection committee of local artists and curators and Oklahoma Contemporary’s visual arts staff.

Each artist selected for the exhibition will receive a $100 honorarium. Additionally, Oklahoma Contemporary will cover transportation in the Oklahoma City metro and assist with installation and de-installation of the sculpture. Oklahoma Contemporary will promote the exhibition, the artworks and artists on its website, through social media and to print, broadcast and online outlets.

Since the exhibition area is outdoors and open to the public, some common sense rules apply: Entries must be works that are already complete, freestanding and of sound, safe construction. Sculptures must be weatherproof and made of durable materials designed to withstand outdoor climate conditions. Resistance to high-speed winds is important (we are in Oklahoma, after all). The artist is responsible for stand or base if necessary. Absolutely no digging or ground submergence will be permitted.

Sculptures will be installed in June 2016 and be on view until after Labor Day. The artist must install the same sculpture(s) that was submitted for entry. Artists may sell the work during the project period, but the work must remain on site for the duration of the exhibition.

The Showroom at Oklahoma Contemporary, four repurposed shipping containers temporarily housing exhibitions, events and an art library, serves as the first step toward Oklahoma Contemporary’s future location. The 4.6-acre arts campus will be home to a new 50,000-square-foot building with exhibition, education and performance space, an industrial arts building, a three-block arts park and space for outdoor exhibitions, education programs and public performances.

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Multi Arts Center - Stillwater Summer Camps

2016-05-23 11:44:31 admin

Instructor: Maddie Scott
Theme: Animal Kingdom
(See below for all age groups and sessions)

Prices: 1 session for $130, 2 sessions for $245, 3 sessions for $360 , and all 4 sessions for $490.

Sessions :
Session 1: Pre-K, Morning from 9am-12pm or Afternoon from 1pm-4pm, June 20-23, Monday-Thursday

Session 2: 5-7 yr olds, Morning from 9am-12pm or Afternoon from 1pm-4pm, June 27-30, Monday-Thursday

Session 3: 5-7 yr olds, Morning from 9am-12pm or Afternoon from 1pm-4pm, July 4-7, Monday- Thursday

Session 4: 8-10 yr olds, Morning from 9am-12pm or Afternoon from 1pm-4pm, July 11-14, Monday-Thursday

Session 5: 8-10 yr olds, Morning from 9am-12pm or Afternoon from 1pm-4pm, July 18-21, Monday-Thursday

Session 6: 11-13 yr olds, Morning from 9am-12pm or Afternoon from 1pm-4pm, July 25-28, Monday-Thursday

Session 7: 11-13 yr olds, Morning from 9am-12pm or Afternoon from 1pm-4pm, August 1-4, Monday-Thursday

Session 8: 14-17 yr olds, Morning from 9am-12pm or Afternoon from 1pm-4pm, August 8-11, Monday-Thursday

Session 9: 14-17 yr olds, Morning from 9am-12pm or Afternoon from 1pm-4pm, August 15-18, Monday-Thursday

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Auditions: Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Theatre Tulsa

2015-05-12 09:51:11 admin

Hedwig and the Angry Inch written by John Cameron Mitchell,  music and lyrics by Stephen Trask

Directed by Tony Shanks.

When: June 6, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: 308 S. Kenosha Ave. Tulsa, OK 74120

About the Production:  Rehearsals will be held on weekday evenings and occasional Saturday afternoons at the Theatre Tulsa Rehearsal Hall at 308 S. Kenosha Ave starting in late August.

Performances run Oct. 23-Nov. 1 at the Liddy Doenges Theatre in the Tulsa PAC.

About the Audition:  Please prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo rock/pop song that features belts. (ThinkMidnight Radio, We Are the Champions, Heroes, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, All the Young Dudes.) Be familiar with those numbers in case the director would like to hear them. Please bring sheet music with your cuts clearly marked. An accompanist will be provided.  No a capella or singing from a track, please.  Auditioners may be asked to vocalize with the music director.

All roles are available!

A slip of a girly boy. East German transgendered rock singer. Seeking love and sexual identity. 20-30’s male.

Hedwig’s Croatian male husband and roadie/back-up singer. 20-30s female. He is Hedwig’s vocal sparring partner- theirs is an emotional and at times abusive relationship. The actress playing Yitzhak should be believable as a butch male but one that chafes at the bonds of traditional masculinity and longs to explore his feminine, creative side. Very strong singer with rock and roll vibe. Wide vocal range a must (High belt to a G). Must have a convincing Balkan accent. Actress should be able play basic percussion instruments – tambourine; maracas.

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Teaching Artists, Arts Educators Can Learn How to Reach New Audiences during May 30 Workshop

2015-05-11 16:05:56 admin
The Oklahoma Arts Council is pleased to present a unique day of training for Oklahoma teaching artists and arts educators interested in reaching new audiences and expanding their services.
On May 30, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Arts Council Arts Education Director Jennifer Barron and Arts Learning in Communities Director Chandra Boyd will lead a half-day workshop that will include interactive learning sessions focused on the topics of Arts and Aging and Working in Alternative Education Settings. A special afternoon session covering the Oklahoma Arts Council’s online grantsystem will be geared toward Alternative Education school faculty.
Workshop Schedule:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Arts and Aging
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch (provided)
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Concurrent Session – Working in Alternative Education Settings
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Concurrent Session – Review of the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Online Grant System (geared toward Alternative Education school faculty)
There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided. The Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center is located at 3000 General Pershing Blvd. in Oklahoma City.
Advance registration is required. Reserve your space by contacting Jennifer Barron at or (405) 521-2036.
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