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From October 23, 2009

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ArtWorks-NH Artist Exchange happens November 6
Calling all artists, artisans and craftspeople: maximize your marketing efforts and expand your network. This year’s ArtWorks-NH Artist Exchange-South will feature a keynote address by New Hampshire humorist and storyteller Rebecca Rule. Sessions will include marketing strategies and financial fitness. The day will conclude with a presentation of the Artist Innovation Award and a roundtable discussion.

The workshop is scheduled for Friday, November 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester. Registration is $45 for MicroCredit-NH members or $55 for nonmembers. Some scholarships are available. The fee includes morning refreshments and lunch.

Call 800-769-3482 to register.  For more information, visit

The event is sponsored by the N.H. State Council on the Arts, Citizens Bank, St. Mary’s Bank and the N.H. Community Loan Fund.  ArtWorks-NH is managed by MicroCredit-NH, a non-profit program of the Community Loan Fund. 

At the NEA

Rocco Landesman Announces ‘Art Works’ Tour
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman delivered a keynote address in Brooklyn, N.Y., to close the 2009 national Grantmakers in the Arts conference: Navigating the Art of Change. 

In his remarks, Landesman laid out the guiding principle that will inform his work at the agency, which can be summed up in two words: “Art works.”  He said he means this in three ways:

  • “Art works” is a noun. They are the books, crafts, dances, designs, drawings, films, installations, music, musicals, paintings, plays, performances, poetry, textiles, and sculptures that are the creation of artists.
  • “Art works” is a verb. Art works on and within people to change and inspire them; it addresses the need people have to create, to imagine, to aspire to something more. 
  • “Art works” is a declarative sentence: arts jobs are real jobs that are part of the real economy.  Art workers pay taxes, and art contributes to economic growth, neighborhood revitalization, and the livability of American towns and cities.

Chairman Landesman announced that he will spend the next six months learning and highlighting the ways that art works in neighborhoods and towns across America. 

Congratulations To:

The Winners of the 2009 N.H. Literary Awards
The New Hampshire Writers’ Project will present the 2009 New Hampshire Literary Awards on November 14, 2009, at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. This year’s winners are:

Lifetime Achievement Award:
David Carroll

Outstanding Book of Fiction:

James Patrick Kelly, The Wreck of the Godspeed

Outstanding Book of Nonfiction:
Mimi Schwartz, Good Neighbors, Bad Times

Outstanding Work of Children’s Literature:
Lita Judge, Pennies for Elephants
Joseph Monninger, Hippie Chick

The Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry:
Mimi White, The Last Island

Donald M. Murray Outstanding Journalism Award:
John Walters, Collection of articles from Kearsarge Magazine and Upper Valley Life

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Potter Hideaki Miyamura
Hideaki Miyamura, a two-time N.H. Individual Artist Fellowship recipient, will be exhibiting his work at the Edwards Gallery of Holderness School October 30 through December 11. The opening reception will be held Friday, October 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information:


New Hampshire Arts in the News

Statewide Arts Education Conference Comes to Crawford Notch
A look at the upcoming conference

A Wild Life
Graduate of Jaffrey’s Conant High School worked on film “Where the Wild Things Are”



Last updated: October 23, 2009

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