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Post date: Jan 5, 2012
While the ink is still drying on our New Year's resolutions, the Spacetaker staff has been reflecting on the last year-- our accomplishments and our deficits-- in an effort to refine our vision and aspirations for 2012. We're proud of our progress, but the one thing we know, more than anything, is that we couldn't have made it this far alone. As we take a moment to consider all those who made...
Post date: Dec 23, 2011
We had a grand ol' time at A Night of Inky Improv together with our talented friends of NANO Fiction and Sketchy Neighbors. What extraordinary creations came out of it!   You might recall a similar event we hosted in 2010 called Poetry & Art - ON DEMAND. The premise of the event is to encourage collaboration amongst artists and writers, two groups that rarely work together in such a...
Post date: Nov 1, 2011
We are pretty thrilled to feature the work of French born Magid Salmi for our next ARC Exhibition, opening this Friday, November 4th. In Alternate Reality, Salmi takes a playful and humorous approach to his visual commentary our society’s obsession with consumerism and technological progress. His uniquely constructed still life photographs feature the use of common household and perishable...
Post date: Oct 11, 2011
"Spacetaker is the most efficient way to get skill sets that I’m looking for because the information comes from experts."– artist Lydia Hance, Frame Dance Productions “Spacetaker has really contributed to raising my profile in the community and helping me to raise awareness about my work and that has been very very valuable.”– artist Misha Penton,...
Post date: Sep 28, 2011
Welcome to our third installment of our ongoing series illuminating Why We Love What We Do here at Spacetaker. (If you need to catch up, you can catch part 1 here and part 2 here.) As you may already know, Spacetaker's mission is to provide artists and non-profits access to economic development, continuing education, and networking opportunities to support their professional growth. This week's...
Post date: Sep 21, 2011
This week's blog is the second in our series of updates about Spacetaker's programming (the first is here) and is dedicated to a few of Spacetaker's physical programs that may or may not already be on your radar: the Spacetaker ARC Workshop Series and the ARC Exhibition Series.   It's no secret that artists struggle with their business savvy. And it's no secret that while nearly every...
Post date: Sep 14, 2011
Whenever we’re out networking, people hear our organization’s name and are intrigued. “Spacetaker? What’s that?” they’ll ask. And since the name doesn’t really help us out much, we typically have to field a few questions about our affiliations with NASA or real estate interests before we have a chance to explain that we’re an Artist Resource Center. The easier way to make people understand what...
Post date: Sep 6, 2011
Money is nearly always a main factor in determining when and how you will do your next art project. Other than art sales, commissions, performances, and/or your day job, where do you find it?   We recently hosted a workshop on Funding Strategies for the Individual Artist that touched on this very subject – where and how to find funding for your work as an individual artist. Workshop...
Post date: Aug 26, 2011
  Hello, Spacetaker fans!   Traditionally we have only had two big volunteer opportunities per year – WHAM and our Gala – where we really count on our fans and supporters to lend a hand.   We’re excited to announce that we now have one more annual volunteer opportunity and this one is SUPER FUN!   We are HONORED to be a BRAND NEW NON-PROFIT PARTNER of...
Post date: Aug 23, 2011
Hello everyone! This Friday, August 26th marks the opening of the first ever performance art-based exhibition in our ARC Gallery. Created by Continuum, a new performance art group in town, iPerform is an exhibition that will showcase work that has been developed over the past several months in and outside of the group's Performance Art Workshops. We interviewed the group’s head honcho Julia...

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