Over 185 artists + amazing performances, events & art collectives at midtown NYC Contemporary Art Fair!  Billed as “2 shows, 1 admission”: also American Fine Crafts Show.  Friday 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sunday 10-4.  All DETAILS & a special discount code below the jump.  Then how to submit art &/or writing for our semi-annual Int’l Magazine, sold in 500 + venues-never any fees!

Lastly, see dark background text for free shows, parties/career opportunities/talks/contests/grants & art/film/theater opportunities + links & videos…


71,000 square feet of the Jacob Javits Center North! Here & below see specifics: magnetized unique “red wall” & floor displays, booths, opening & ongoing shows with some remarkable artists & cultural groups.  Hell’s Kitchen Artists Guild has a table & referred copious artists, workers, & performers.  Kids free, & jus’ for usdiscount code: HKART.  Means nobody pays over $11, seniors less, students $5!  See Website for info, directions, reduced price admission & parking coupon.

SUMMARY of attractions below, but first:


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This summer our Arts & Culture Magazine ”At The Edge” (only for a short while available free at this link until sold on Apple app.)  easily surpassed 500 + newsstands & bookstores!  A Hell’s Kitchen Artists Guild spin off from the HK: ArtiST (5 annual) all weekend free festivals, in depth literature (fiction, personal idea(l)s, poetry, profiles) & visionary/detailed/expressive or surreal art & photography especially welcome.  We have copious material & are laying out our 3rd issue, but quality work may be immediately accepted: just CAREFULLY follow all directions at: ArtistsintheKitchen.org/submit.


Below is a small taste of what you can experience this weekend at 11th Avenue & 39th Street.


Unlike any other NYC art show, this event celebrates all forms of creativity with a unique concept: Two individual shows within the same setting. This has proven to be a big attraction for art lovers of all kinds.

See the inspired efforts of established and emerging independent painters, photographers and sculptors.


American Fine Craft Show-find fine furniture, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, textiles, fashion, jewelry and accessories, timed for gift-giving.

OPENING RECEPTION Friday, October 25th, 5-6:30 pm.


Special Performances by The Voice’s star Christian Porter and NY Artist Minnie Dee. “Minnie Dee is excited to perform an uptempo groovy set, while Christian will bring a special acoustic set just for the Contemporary Art Fair.”

ART OFF THE MAIN. A special section to present affordable art by emerging and established artists from regions and cultures that have traditionally been underrepresented in other art fairs. Showcasing works by over 30 African American, African and Caribbean artists.  There has been an absence of a black art presence in the New York art fair scene for the past five years. Let us all work together to rebuild the vibrant, high quality market of the 80′s- 90′s. Be an “artvocate” through your attendance!


Originally this broad body of work by notable artists, musicians and show business personalities was exhibited at Woodstock ’99. Wavy Garvy, Trixie Garcia, Tico Tores, Wade Smith, Lorraine Bracco, Christo, Ron English, Anthony Ausgang, Zephyr, Ward Sutton, Van Arno and more.


• Michael Indorato | “The Flying Artist” will paint live in his amazing style.

• Noa Leshem-Gradus | Where are you? Who are you?

• Taezoo Park | Digital Being

The Art of Clay | Pottery Demonstrations

• Mud, Sweat & Tears (HK:ArtiST Festival alumni, store & school) • The Clay Pot• La Mano Pottery


200 feet of original, one-of-a-kind and affordable art from new and establisherd artists.

Two Shows One Admission | 185 Artists | Our Most Dynamic Show To Date

Non-stop live demonstrations and spectacular installations. Bring the kids. Under 10 FREE.


This renowned decades-long craft show Impresario Richard Rothbard runs it.  We share the same paradigm: to have artists & showmen get a place at the proverbial & literal tables at a fraction of the normal prices, not go broke just to see if their work is marketable!  We will be flying our banner there & supplying help, recruited you folks as paid workers + artists, see there: brought the much publicized Times Square nude body painter (andygolub.com).


ALSO the Mayor welcomes a great show there: ARTISTS FOR PEACE AND THE ENVIRONMENT has been displayed in it’s entirety or partly in museums + additional galleries & venues in the US & abroad.  Michael Lang, legendary Woodstock producer is behind it, as are other high level show biz & hippie-esque figures like Hog Farm/Wavy Gravy, top musician prodigies + their progeny  & graffiti talents.

Interested in magazine SALES?  Highest commission pay you can find,15%-33.3%!  We meet & run national ads to identify, attract & develop emerging talent & advertisers. See our large print & online issues + superb Sponsor/Media Kits.  Inquiries-click “reply” here.  Also re: manning table & magazines sales at the Fair!

Immediate openings for producing & testifying on video + PR assistance for both a Kickstarter campaign for the magazine & helping at the fair!  Like all Directors, significant assistance means we design & run a beautiful ad promoting your own brand & business!  Respond here ASAP.

A Final THANK YOU to all guests, artists, performers & sponsors for our last annual all free HK: ArtiST Festival, 6th weekend: May 16-18 2014!  We showed/saw work @150 venues for art in homes, studios, galleries, biz, gardens street events near & at huge 40th annual 9th Avenue Int’l Food Festival. Then 3 all evening Grand Galas with continual live music & entertainment of  all genres!   See large 2 sided postcards & interactive MAP + awesome, magazine launch party-infused promo video for that self guided art crawl at promo page on ArtistsintheKitchen.org!

THEN again on the 6/21 summer solstice had one of the LARGEST of 1000+ concerts + art/demos/body/face painting/gourmet food at gorgeous Hell’s Kitchen Park!


STAY TUNED for breaking news & updates, below attend theHellish   Kitchen Halloween party.  NEXT the usual free art & cultural listings, opportunities, deals, contests, tickets, internships/sponsorships: for novice/emerging to mid career & beyond professionals, + networking opportunities.

Ceres Gallery Exhibition Opportunity. 11th National Juried Exhibition.

May 28 – June 21, 2014. Deadline: February 15, 2014Juror: Lauren Hinkson,Assistant Curator for Collections, The Guggenheim Museum, NYC.

She conducts permanent collection research with a focus on modern, contemporary time-based art. She also works closely with the museum’s acquisition committees and assists with collection and database management. She has co-curated several collection exhibitions including Surface, Support, Process: The 1960′s Monochrome in the Guggenheim Collection;Pop Objects and Icons from the Guggenheim Collection; and Paired, Gold: Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Roni Horn. APPLY HERE.Free: Fashion District Arts Festival 10-24-26. Start & get a map at by far the BIGGEST stop, the 75 artists open studios at the great EFA

 (see here studio videos too) in our midtown ‘hood, 323 West 39th Street. Or visit the WEBSITE. 6-10 PM opening Thursday, Friday 6-9 PM, Saturday 1-6 PM. Now: the Hell’s Kitchen Artists Guild approved All Hallow’s Eve Bash!!  Masquerade Art Gala

Thursday Oct 31st, 2013, 7 PM – 2 AM

Holy Apostles Ballroom in Chelsea, Manhattan

296 9th Ave, by 28th Street

RSVP: oct31fashionandartmasquerade.eventbrite.com.

Benefit for Freedomladder.com to stop child sex slave trafficking

Costume Fashion Show by Vogue featured designer Yesterdaynight

Fashion Show from Celebrity Designer Jason Christopher Peters

Designer Phil Harris presents A Walking Piece of Art-For Your Eyes Only

A great HOST for 2 HK: ArtiST Festival parties, see him HERE.

The Set NYC presents: A Masquerade Art Ball: A Costume Fashion Show by “Yesterdaynight”. A benefit for Freedomladder.com: Stopping child sex slave trafficking. A Costume Fashion show by Vogue and Inside New York featured designer Yesterday night. Early fashion show by Celebrity designer Jason Christopher Peters (People, US Weekly, MTV). Designer Phil Harris presents: A Walking Piece of Art – For Your Eyes Only as the grand finale. Hosted by philanthropist and award winning actress Qurrat Ann Kadwani. Artwork and art presentation by Tobin Eason (BalletNext, American Ballet Theatre). Free gifts and beauty masks from Grand Central Beauty and Elucid Fashion Magazine.

No cover before 9pm. $10 afterwards which includes free drink. $5 drinks all night which includes wine, beer, and mixed drinks. Food catered by Noel’s Kitchen available for purchase. Artwork and masks available for purchase. Best mask of the event receives gifts from Exhale Spa. Email press@thesetnyc.com for RSVP, Press, permitting cameras, and VIP tables. Thursday Oct 31, from 7pm – 2am. At Holy Apostles Ballroom in Chelsea Manhattan, 296 9th Ave, by 28th St. 21 and over event.

Freedom Ladder uses popular vehicles of education and entertainment, such as comic books, to educate at-risk children about the danger of sex trafficking and empower them to protect themselves and live lives of courage, power, and inspiration. Art Shows by BarraVision (www.rebeccabarra.com), Jimmy Aponte (instagram.com/jimmyaponte), Jessica Glick Photography (www.jessicaglick.com), Gylliayn Art (www.thegmedia.com), Lindsay Risk (www.rosybleu.com), Jessica Slagle, Devon Morgan, and CVLC Photography (www.cvlcphotographyartiste.com).

Also in our wheelhouse, the great space doing int’l business & always on our HK: ArtiST open studio festival map-95 DOLLAR STORE SALE with free gorgeous hardcover book, to the end of the year as supply lasts! Both here & in an UWS location, see links for all details!artforhealingnyc.org/95dollarstoregallery.htm  And when & where?

Art for Healing NYC Org is decorating our Hell’s Kitchen Manhattan, little gallery with original art works priced as high as only 95 Dollars! ( As supply lasts!) Each total purchase receives a free Coffee Table Art book of the biography of a museum collected artist! BUY YOUR HOLIDAY PRESENTS NOW!

We want to encourage young people & people with limited budgets to collect original art! We all must have art in our lives! We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover, Paypal, cash & checks + offer layaway. Part of our mission offers FREE art installations at public locations. Please visit our public art installations of huge sized mixed media art!

Also always joining us & free: Fountain Gallery, part of their clubhouse for the recovering mentally ill.  Through 10-30 see their “Into Central Park” exhibit, 702 9th avenue @ 48th Street.  Tues-Sat 11-7, Sun 1-5.

Estelle Levy is a member here at HKAG & runs a woman’s group like this one: womenartsalon.blogspot.com-a great resource with 100′s of mutually supportive career & general creative ladies!  Ms. Levy is amongst 28 featured at the American Society of Contemporary Artists. Annual exhibition: 11/5-16, “Diverse Impressions”, opening reception 11-9, 2-4:30 PM.  The High Line Loft, 508 West 26th Street, 5th floor.

Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM- 6 PM, Thursday 11 AM- 8 PM.

Established before World War 1, ASCA provides its members opportunities to exhibit and sell their art. Networking & community are crucial to us. At its various receptions, meetings & studio visits, exchanges of ideas & friendships occur, adding to our vitality. By exhibiting, selling, and connecting with other artists, the needs of the painter, sculptor, and printmaker are met. Membership of about one hundred artists are curators, critics, teachers, & members of other important art organizations. ascartists.org.

So many great exhibits & performances free, a few venues in midtown & uptown, from lobbies to Brooklyn!  See Chashama.org. Historic nonprofit group of theaters, gallery spaces, and studios.

Publisher Paul Cabezas has a free group show w/charming Tracey Von Becker, she has contributed to our own art rag. Chelsea Eye Gallery – opening this Friday 10-25 (to 11-5) 157 West 19 St – 7- 9 PM!!

Arts & Crafts Indoor Market. Saturday & Sundays 11-7 PM.

Original/artistic products including visual art, literature, apparel, jewelry, ornaments, furniture, decorations, services (i.e. make-up), music etc.

Entertainment and light refreshments will be provided

Located on 757 4th Ave, between 25th/26th street, Brooklyn.

VENDORS: if interested in selling your products at this event contactinfo@gallerylala.com or 917 529 3445 for more info, space limited.

ARTS group through Linkedin! Subject: Your ARTS blogging business. David Nordella, moderator of NAMMATIMES specialist subgroup BLOGS is ready to help with your existing or start up your first blogging business.  Visit BLOGS and share your own blogging content with the group HERE & then reach out to David. View his profile & contact him at dnordella@providerfinance411.com to connect.

Amongst the many great groups for artists, here is one for newbies & Professional mentors.  Wednesday is their free 9 PM virtual/online event “From paper to in-person, a resume & cover letter workshop”. Q & A.meetup.com/NYCreativeInterns.  They also just changed their name to “FindSpark”, & have various internships, jobs, scholarships..Need Account & Sales Executives, Graphic Designers, Program Coordinators, workshops & conferences on pitching & marketing…Check too:www.meetup.com/NYC-Artists-on-the-Rise/events/144329802.

Affordable Care Act & Freelancers Presentation.

Join us for a presentation at Silent Barn with Nadege Noel, Outreach Manager for Health Republic Insurance of New York. HRI is a new health insurance company established through the Affordable Care Act sponsored by the Freelancers Union. Health Republic Insurance of New York is the only consumer-operated and oriented (CO-OP) non-profit health insurance plan in New York State. It is one of the most affordable plans on the New York State of Health website.

The presentation will provide an overview of what artists and freelancers should know about the Affordable Care Act and a description of Health Republic Insurance of New York’s plan, with plenty of time for questions and answers.

This program is presented in Bushwick as part of Brooklyn Arts Council’s Creative Coalitions program, but all are welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Ethany Uttech by email ateuttech@brooklynartscouncil.org or call (718) 625-0080, x227.

Add ArtCards to all the .coms with great event listings & newsletters to subscribe to, like ArtLog, Thrillist, CityArts Artkrush, artfagcity, artsnapper, nonsensenyc/flavorpillnyc/GeminiandScorpio/theSkint/Nifty.

From the great Arts in Bushwick, largest/Mother of all open studios with 3 big annual weekends. ¡CALABAZAFEST! 2014 is on Sunday 10/27: Dancing Zombies & Colorful Costumes Wanted! Link: details on 12-5 PM Sundaaaze event, dance training video & photos from last 3 years….

Combine these with a tour of numerous West Chelsea galleries & a walk on the amazing Highline above ground park: Invitations for several shows and a publication opening from leahoates.com. Curate NYC ’13. Selected for Top 150 artists. Reception: October 24th, 6:30-8:30 PM, Open through November 2nd. Rush Arts Gallery, 526 West 26th Street.

To submit all art & writing for free publication offer your best images & literary efforts by following directions at: ArtistsintheKitchen.org.

Free wisdom from his great newsletter all artists should subscribe to:BrainardCarey@gmail.com.  How to get into a Museum, price your art…

See how to promote your ideas, your art and more through Facebook boosted posts or promoted posts. Simple, but effective VIDEO.

NEW-overcoming setbacks & losses video HERE.

How to be an important & relevant artist HERE.

Updates on grants for artists with this mobile App for phones HERE.

The School for Artists—>Is like a post-graduate course in building a professional career Learn more by clicking this LINK.

Get/download the free 28 page book, “How I Got into the Whitney Biennial” HERE.  He is also launching a new very intensive program, to see if it fits you, review the questions about what you might need.

If you can, he is grateful for reviews on AMAZON.

The Art World Demystified: tawd.wildapricot.org.

Feel free to write to him with questions about the newsletter or if you

need mentoring support to create a professional strategy for your career.  He works with a limited number of people, to apply send your goals & website. If able to mentor you he shall arrange a preliminary phone conversation to discuss the process.

Cianne Fragione has the exhibit “Lo Studio” at John D Calandra Italian American Institute Queens College, CUNY. This is a link to The episode of Italics that covers the opening is now online.  On view through 1-10, 2014. Artists’ Talk: Tuesday,November 19, 2013, 6 PM

Gallery Hours:Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM. Artists’ Talk: Tuesday, 11-19, 2013, 6 PM. Campus Website/location. 

Lectures, scholarships, (Empire State) partnership for college credit, residencies here & overseas, special exhibitions, art workouts & workshops, grants, model/work, soooo much more at the legendary, since 1875 & to be featured in our next issue: theartstudentsleague.org.


OCTOBER 29th from 6-10 PM!




There is meaning in the temporary.

In the four and a half years that 25CPW has had its doors open, we have had over 200 events and exhibitions—thousands of people have come through our doors, in diverse forms of expression, as extensions of varied walks of life. All have become a part of our community.

Thank you for bringing your participation, support and enthusiasm to 25CPW and Red Roots Gallery.

Please come and join us for one last celebration on Central Park West with a night of art, music, food, drink and more….

Terrific thoughtful free exhibits & eclectic classical performances in Hell’s Kitchen at 549 West 52nd Street, 8th floor. gallerymc.org.

Before the summary: another great opportunity for writers & theatre enthusiasts & in/for our beloved Hell’s Kitchen!
Things are looking up for the Fourth Annual Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival (Feb. 10 – Mar. 1, 2014). But I’m under a lot of pressure from my competitors to improve things even more (well, from my own Midtown International Theatre Festival, but I’m sure some other festivals will catch on in their own good time),  so I’m offering a few features unheard of in this particular corner of the business. First, in keeping with the previous 3 seasons of the Festival:

There are absolutely no fees associated with being in the Festival. 
This seems like a fairly conservative principle, until you realize that all other theatre festivals in New York City charge application and participation fees (and other fees for insurance, Equity waiver charges, and God knows what else). Every time I post on LinkedIn I get static for my application and participation fees, and while I love controversy, today I’d rather cut the BS and the fees in one fell swoop.
NOTE: We require that you provide your own board op, who will become part of your production budget. We’ll offer you a list of board ops from which you can hire, which will cost you a modest amount. 

All participants will receive 10 hours of free rehearsal time (during off-peak hours, usually daytime weekdays). This is something new, adopted from the MITF of recent years. The theory is that I can buy rehearsal time in bulk where you have to pay retail, so a modest expense for me saves a bundle for you. I’m glad to do it if it’ll encourage you to take part in the Festival.

You will receive half the net, defined as half the difference between your gross and 40% of the maximum possible gross. People ask me, “How much you going to pay me to be in your Festival?”, and I say, “Why should I pay you when I don’t charge you to be here in the first place?” But I understand that putting on a play costs money, so here’s an incentive for you to go out and sell tickets. I love that!


One-act plays are an easy, cheap, and fun way to see your work on its feet. To submit a script, send it as an attachment in .doc or .pdf format. john.chatterton@gmail.com.. AAlso seek CHILDREN’S Plays for February 2014!

Every small theatre company in the country is aware of the possibilities of children’s theatre (meaning, for me, theatre performed by adults for children and their parents). Why? Because children’s-theatre audiences are populated by people whose only requirement is that they have children (or be children). If you perform children’s theatre and market it properly, you can expect regular audiences of people who otherwise wouldn’t think of going to a play.

The Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, now in its 4th season, is inaugurating a Children’s Theatre Division. We are searching for companies who want to try out new material in this genre, either to see it on its feet, test it with a young audience, or develop an audience for themselves. To create a special focus for the genre, we’re reserving special slots early on weekend mornings &  daytime on Thursdays and Fridays (Mondays through Wednesdays-reserved for tech rehearsals).

Here are the salient details of the Festival:

Dates for the Festival are Feb. 10 – Mar. 1, 2013.

We are looking to expand on last year’s Festival, with 2 theatres.

Plays should run 30-45 minutes or 45-60 minutes. Better short than long. The plays will be timed at tech and cannot go over.

Scripts should be submitted in standard playscript format.*

Any subject matter okay, including musicals.

The Festival will not combine shorter plays to make full programs. All plays must be off-book. There will be no staged readings. We have no interest in shows that require projections or other special effects. Smoke and fire are prohibited.

Production requirements must be minimal: rehearsal cubes, a table or two, some chairs (all provided by the Festival), and your own props and costumes. There is some storage during your run only.

Tickets will be $14-17. There are no fees. The Festival splits the door with the shows, giving the shows half the net (the net is defined as 40 percent of the maximum-sized house). (This feature is new this year.)

Festival participants may see their own and other shows for free, seating permitting. Seating is reserved for producers, writers, and directors at their own shows. We honor press comps, by reservation. No comps may be transferred to anyone else. There are no other comps.

We prefer shows to be non-Equity. Equity showcases may be permitted under special circumstances.

The Festival will provide a press agent, venue manager, lighting designer, and box-office manager. You must provide your own board op. (The Festival has a list of available qualified technical staff from which you may draw. They are competent and reasonably priced.)

While the Festival provides the venue and staff, you must provide the production. Roy Arias Studios may offer discounts on rehearsal space, at its own discretion. The Festival will provide 10 hours of free rehearsal time, during “off-peak” hours, probably at Roy Arias Studios.

There will be a tech rehearsal running 2.5 times the running time of your show, during business hours on Thurs. and Fri.

All performances will take place from 6 pm to 11 pm weekdays or 11 am to 11 pm weekends.

Each show will receive at least 3 performances, probably all in the same week. Shows that sell the most tickets in advance may receive more performances.

The Festival will provide a program “wrapper”: you must provide a program specific to your show, and insert it into the wrapper for distribution to your patrons.

There will be a juried award ceremony after the Festival. Last year’s awards were combined with the Midtown International Theatre Festival Awards, held in Sept. 2013.

*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions; 1″ margins all around.

I’ve presented a lot of Festivals, and I have a special interest in children’s theatre. Festivals are an easy, cheap, and fun way to see your work on its feet. To submit a script, send it as an attachment in .doc or .pdf format to john.chatterton@gmail.com. n questions, don’t hesitate to shoot me an E-mail

Now at the great Contemporary art Festival that is the central feature of this newsletter, make sure you catch this very impressive intersection of technology & childhood delight: Professional NYC multimedia artist, self-educated, reclusive, bespectacled, tall, stoic, sarcastic, eccentric, hard-rocking, tattooed…And his kids toys are high tech functional!

Julius von Brunk — also known as Baron von Brunk — is a Pennsylvania-born graphic artist and master LEGO builder. The Baron’s original LEGO creations feature a broad array of themes, mostly encompassing the geeky subculture — with an emphasis on retro video games. Most notably, Baron von Brunk is best remembered for building a large sculpture of a vintage Nintendo Entertainment System controller made entire from LEGO bricks, and wired to actually play games. A lot of his other works consist of perfectly-scaled replicas of video game systems, game cartridges, and accessories that each transform into various robots similar to Hasbro’s “The Transformers” toy line. Von Brunk designs packages and print material for consumer goods as a full-time trade, whilst creating elaborate LEGO models as a serious hobby. His long-term goal is to be a toy designer for a major brand, such as Tyco, Hasbro, Fisher-Price — or even LEGO Group themselves. To check out his personal homepage, visit baronvonbrunk.com, and be sure to like his Facebook fan page to keep up with his updates on current works-in-progress for his custom builds.

“A link to several high-res photos, these contain a lot of my most popular creations, with a few headshots. It’s a special link to my Google Drive that I’ve shared”.  drive.google.com  View his youtube CHANNEL.

Contact him for any questions or seeking special commissions:

JULIUS A. VON BRUNK, Graphic Artist • LEGO Builder • SAG/AFTRA. (717) 201-8424.

For exhaustive details about our history, plans, & activities, including our internationally distributed publication, partnership with a prestigious Contemporary Art Fair in the Fall, promo page with numerous print/media features, videos/social media/sponsor kits/ads/2 sided postcard invitations & maps/new press release/business plan/premiere & expanded issues + an embarrassment of other arts impresario & fan delights, peruse this earlier newsletter.

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