Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Book Arts Show At Works of Wyoming in Laramie Plains Civic Center

Artist Books Call for Entries at Works of Wyoming!

Call for Entries Deadline is August 11th!

Wyoming artists are invited to submit images for jurying for an artist books show at Works of Wyoming at Laramie Plains Civic Center. Deadline for submission is August 11th, 2011.  Call 307-742-6574 to get a prospectus and application e-mailed to you. 

The show will open September 8th with a reception from 6:00-8:00pm.  It promises to be an interesting show considering all of the definitions.   

Center for Book Arts founder Richard Minsky’s definition is our guide for submitting and jurying the show. 
In Book Art the container works with the content. The materials are tactile and often relate to the metaphor of the text. In some cases there is no written text. The book is then a purely visual, totemic or iconographic work, in which the image, structure and materials are the content. The physical presence of a book, its feeling and smell, its weight, the process of moving through its pages or unfolding it speak to our deepest inner sensibilities. The very form speaks of knowledge preserved and communicated. It represents our ability to build on complex ideas which survive millennia beyond the cultures which created them.”

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Grant Awarded for On-line Business of Art Education

Owl-Ink and Watercolor
Ariana Kimble
Laramie High School-2011 Show

Street View #2-Acrylic
Megan Weber

2011 Works of Wyoming Show Artists

Imaputake-Ink and Watercolor
Ariana Kimble
Yea! A Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Grant was awarded to Wyoming Women’s Business Center and their project Works of Wyoming. The $49,762.00 grant was awarded to support development of online Business of Art classes with varying topics and time frames, for our Works of Wyoming (WOW)Project Director, Chuck Egnaczak, to take WOW's Programs throughout Wyoming, and to bring in a two day on-site Business of Art Seminar similar to last year's sessions, to be held at Laramie Plains Civic Center.  Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund is a program of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

Need a Loan? Women's Business Center Microloan Program Can Help

Art by Stephanie Hagar
Stephanie is a WOW Member

Women's Business Center Microloan Program Helps Secure Financing for Your Arts Business

We offer loans from $500 to $50,000 with repayment terms anywhere from 3 months to 10 years depending on the business type, cash flow repayment capacity, and borrower strength. The typical loan amount ranges from $10,000 to $25,000 especially for startup businesses. Our rates range from 7% to 10.5% based upon credit risk.

To apply please fill out a Client Intake Form at, be sure to sign where needed and submit the application.  A loan application can be provided after visiting with a Business Counselor.  A check for $47 needs to be made out to the Wyoming Women’s Business Center for the loan application fee, along with last two years personal tax returns, business plan, and financial projections for the business. All of this information can be emailed, scanned and emailed, or sent via regular mail.