In This Issue
Now at CAP ArtSpace
Holiday Artist Market
Next at CAP ArtSpace
Looking for the Next Poet Laureate

Like us on Facebook
Be A Fan of CAP

Quick Links

Your tax-deductible donations can now be made securely on-line. Please help the Community Arts Partnership provide opportunities for the arts, artists, and audiences of Tompkins County.


Thank you for supporting the arts!



 Saltonstall 2013 Residencies   


Artists and writers who live in New York State (including NYC) are invited to apply for month-long summer residencies at the Saltonstall Arts Colony in Ithaca, New York. Applications are now available for the first time on-line!

2013 Categories:  

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Photography
    (film or digital)
  • Painting / Sculpture / Visual Art 

There are four sessions in 2013 between mid-May and late-September. Five residents are in session at a time: two writers, one photographer, and two visual artists.

There is no cost to attend Saltonstall. The only charge associated with the residency program is a $25 application fee.

On-line and hard-copy application deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.  





RFP Available for MLK Freedom Walkway Project  


The City of Ithaca MLK Freedom Walkway Committee is seeking proposals for the design, production, and installation of a sculpture and interpretive materials kiosk that will anchor the Southside Loop of the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Walkway. 


Proposals due: December 14, 2012,  

4:00 pm




Marriage Equality Exhibit     


CALL FOR ENTRIES: A juried exhibit titled The Wedding Party. The show will feature works celebrating marriage equality in New York and beyond. Hosted by the Unitarian Church in Ithaca, NY, the exhibit will run from January 16 through March 14, 2013. Deadline for entries is NOVEMBER 23, 2012.   










Alternatives Federal Credit Union is currently looking for artists to display their work in its lobby.   


Artists do not need to be a member of  the credit union.  Display time is one month, and artists are able to also display bio information and pricing info.    


Please e-mail Suzanne Cerquone for an application.  



Regular listings for calls for art can also be found at: 

-Art Deadlines List 








The time for giving thanks is upon us, and I'd like to take a moment to appreciate all the artists who call Tompkins County home. Their well of talent is what makes our community such a vibrant, exciting place to live, learn, and do business.


Go "on the record" as a CAP supporter this year!
By now, many of you will have received our annual call to "go on the record" as a Partner-in-the-Arts.
I hope you can send a little of your appreciation our way this year by making a donation to CAP's  annual campaign.

We're more than half way to our annual goal of $40,000, and a little bit from each of our friends adds up quickly! 

Each contribution to CAP helps us advance our mission of creating opportunities for the Arts, Artists, and Audiences of Tompkins County.  Donations can be made securely online via PayPal, or a pledge card can be downloaded at

Happy Holiday,


Brett Bossard, Executive Director   


Celia Bowers Show   
November 1 -  30  


Celia Bowers, Dawn Skies

Celia is showing 20 oil on canvas paintings of dawn skies over Ithaca, plus a selection of landscapes and still lifes. 



Holiday Artist Market 
Saturday Dec 8 * Holiday Inn * 11 am - 5 pm  

Art shoppers can "buy local" on Saturday, December Eighth at the Ithaca Holiday Artists Market.

The Holiday Inn in downtown Ithaca hosts 22 booths of fine art of every type, from painting and prints to sculpture and ceramics.

Everyone's welcome to this free event, and ANYONE can BUY art, with pieces to fit every budget!

Find the full list of participants at 


for a complete
Downtown Winter
Festival schedule, visit


Jim Self Show    
December 1 -  31   


Jim Self    
Self Portraits and ChiChi

A selection of self portraits and animal portraits (his pet dog ChiChi.)

Friday, December 7, 5-8pm 




On the Hunt for Poet Laureate

Current TC Poet Laureate Gail Holst-Warhaft
CAP is currently seeking nominations for the 2013 Tompkins County Poet Laureate. The position of Tompkins County Poet Laureate was established by the County Legislature in 2001 to honor local outstanding poets, integrate poetry into the community, enrich the education of our young people, and enhance the County's position as a cultural center.



Appointments to the position are for one-year terms, but precedent allows for one additional consecutive one-year term, based on the availability of the poet. The honorary position is without salary, but programmatic stipends may be available depending on grant funding. According the guidelines for nomination, prospective poets laureate must:

  1. Be a resident of Tompkins County for at least two years.
  2. Be a published author with a body of high quality work.
  3. Be comfortable in the performance of poetry for the public.
  4. Be interested in presenting a sense of the community through poetry.
  5. Be willing to advocate and educate people about poetry.

Past Poets Laureate

Nominations for the post can come from individuals, organizations, or even the poets themselves. Nomination packets need only to include a cover letter from the nominator identifying the nominator and/or the nominating organization with the recommendations of the nominee; the name and short biography of the poet nominated with contact info and a statement of interest by the poet (if not self-nominating); and three to six poems by the poet.

Nominations must be submitted by November 30th via mail or in person to the Community Arts Partnership, 171 East State Street, PMB 107, Ithaca, NY 14850 or electronically to Documents, including official guidelines for the post and the original Tompkins County Legislature resolution creating the position, are available for download here.


Community Arts Partnership
of Tompkins County
Center Ithaca Box 107
171 East State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
V. 607.273.5072  F.607.273.4816


Executive Director,Brett Bossard
Program Director,Robin Schwartz
Bookkeeper, Kit Wainer
Director of Ticketing Services, Mellissa Goldsmith

Major Support for CAP comes from

The New York State Council on the Arts,  

a State Agency,and the

Tompkins County Tourism Program