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CREATIONS + LIBATIONS, A FUN-DRAISER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: TANA ZWART
TELEPHONE: 
605.338.3980
CELL:
507.920.7890
EMAIL:
JAMARTANDSUPPLIES@GMAIL.COM
WEBSITE:
WWW.JAMARTANDSUSPPLIES.ORG

CREATIONS & LIBATIONS FUNDRAISING EVENT

WHAT:  PAve Bar presents “Creations & Libations,” a craft and raffle fundraiser benefitting local arts nonprofit, JAM Art & Supplies. Sorry kids, this is ADULTS  ONLY.

$25 includes admission into the upstairs event, 3 Free Drink Tickets* and 2 Make-and-Take Crafts. Buy Pre-sale admission to receive a free raffle ticket.

Join us at 1:00 p.m. Crafting will begin at 1:15 p.m., with Woven Wall Art. Starting at 3:00 p.m., you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to make a DIY Notebook (or sketchbook, if you’re crafty like that).

Raffle tickets will be for sale throughout the event. Art, prizes, and craft baskets will be raffled off at 3:30 p.m. Must be present to win!

*Free Drink Tickets exclude top-shelf liquors and doubles.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 2, 1 PM – 4:30 PM

WHERE: Pave(Upstairs)
130 S Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

RSVP:                                         www.facebook.com/events/187908015358458/

ADVANCE TICKETS:
www.eventbrite.com/e/creations-libations-tickets-45988620201

About JAM Art & Supplies
JAM is a 501 (c)(3) art nonprofit in downtown Sioux Falls with the mission to get art and craft supplies into the hands of people who will use them, to create an online community for artists, and to be a source of information for the Sioux Falls arts community.

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: SHANDA MAURICIO

Since one of our very own is a nominee in the Helpline Center’s Spirit of Volunteerism Awards coming up May 10,  what better time than to feature her in our Volunteer Spotlight for the month? We are so glad to have you in the JAM family, and grateful for all that you do for us, Shanda! It is passionate, creative, community-focused art advocates like you that make us who we are.

Tell us a little bit about yourself?:

I am a Minnesota girl, born and raised. I have lived in Mesquite, Nevada, a small desert town, and in Las Vegas, a not-so-small desert town (that is where booth my kids were born). I have a son and a daughter, and when we’re not busy with hockey, or my daughter’s sports, we love to go to the Washington Pavilion, Museum of Visual Materials and all the great parks. I love to bake and make healthy comfort food.

How long have you been a volunteer at JAM? 

I have been a volunteer at JAM for 10 months now.

What do you do at JAM?

I do a few different things at JAM. First, I am the Volunteer Coordinator, and do a training class every other Sunday at 11:00 am and every other Monday At 11:00 am and 6 pm (those times will change in the future). Second, I volunteer in the store one day a week putting away donations, talking about JAM to customers that stop in for the first time, and help people with their shopping. It’s great because my kids can come with me, and it gives them a chance to gain some good work skills and a work ethic, as well as make cool things. When I was able to, I would be at JAM almost everyday. It was great. Third, I love going to events around town during the summer and working our booth, talking about JAM and doing crafts.

How did you hear about JAM, and what made you get involved?

I heard about JAM by stopping in one day after driving by it for almost a year, and thinking it was another pricey art store I could not afford. Boy, was I wrong. I was amazed by all the different supplies you can get, and I could afford everything in the store. When I started shopping there it was during a rough time in my life, and it became my happy place. I started slowly thinking of doing art again. At that time I was just crafting for my kids’ birthday parties. I started volunteering because I was in there so often, and knew Jess needed help. I wanted to be involved with such a cool place, and have been helping at least once a week ever since.

What is your favorite part about volunteering at JAM?

I love when people come into JAM for the first time and are excited about the store; they think its such a cool idea. I also love hearing the cool projects and ideas people have, and what they are making with our stuff. And I love doing JAM booth events, and sharing JAM with everyone.

What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering at JAM?

Stop thinking and start doing! We offer a training class once a week at different times, and it’s between 30 minutes to an hour. We are always in need of volunteers. We have so many different tasks that need to be done that anyone can find something they will enjoy sharing their time doing. You can be in the store and run it, you could put donations away, clean up the backroom, sort through boxes. You can lead birthday parties/craft parties, lead/help art camps for kids, and that is naming just a few things to do. We ask for 8 hours a month, but if all could do is an hour a month that would be great, too. It is such a great place to be, and you will meet awesome people.

What is your art background?

Besides high school art classes, I am a self-taught artist and learning every day. I read a lot of art books of all kinds about everything. I do mixed media, and really love working with chalk. I also make rugs and pillows using old clothing. I am just getting out there in the art community.

Any projects that you are currently working on?

I am going to start selling my rugs and other crafts, as well as my art pieces. So, I have been working on perfecting my craft and art skills.

JOIN SHANDA! CHECK OUT OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES and JOIN US FOR A TRAINING HOUR.

JAM IS SEEKING HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INTERNS

Love art?! Hope to go to college for something art related? We have a perfect opportunity for you to bulk up that college application, and gain priceless experience.

JAM Art & Supplies in downtown Sioux Falls is a one-of-a-kind art nonprofit looking for a one-of-a-kind individual to serve as a summer intern. You will work largely with JAM’s executive director, as well as with the media manager. You may also have interaction with our volunteers, and volunteer coordinator.

We are a newer, small nonprofit, so you will be expected to wear multiple hats. Duties range from (but are not limited to) helping in the store, assisting with projects for Weird Art Wednesday, aiding with summer camp, organizing the gallery, and helping draw in customers through regular Snapchat and Instagram posts. We consider the variation a huge plus if you are hungry to know the ins and outs of an art nonprofit, make connections in the art community, and experience multiple facets of art in business and art in education. Flexibility, adaptability and self direction are three qualities we value most. We allow our interns a lot of ownership of their work, as well as flexibility in schedule.

Hours: Minimum 15/week, open to more
Unpaid
Ages 15+

Send cover letter and resume to Jess at jamartandsupplies@gmail.com. Deadline is May 30, 2018.

To broad?
We also have internships that are field specific.
Check them out online!

CFA: 2018 Pride T-Shirt Contest

show us your artsy side

The contest is simple: create a design that represents the celebration that is Sioux Falls Pride and the vibrance of the LGBT community. Our Sioux Falls Pride theme for 2018 is Unity! Join us in our annual contest and help spread some hope in a time when it’s needed most.

Requirements

  1. Include the Sioux Falls Pride logo. (Download png |  Download vector-pdf)
  2. Include year (2018)
  3. Limit to 3-4 colors (black & white will be considered colors)
  4. High resolution image (300dpi)
  5. Optional: Include full date (June 16th, 2018)
  6. Optional: Include festival location (Terrace Park, Sioux Falls SD)

*If you’re not particularly Photoshop or Illustrator savvy, that’s okay. If your design is selected, we can work on getting your design into the appropriate format for the t-shirt printers.

Ideas

  • Get creative with the 2018 theme of Unity.
  • Symbols that represent the LGBT community
  • Symbols or elements that represent Sioux Falls
  • Symbols or elements that represent Terrace Park or the Japanese Gardens

Be expressive. Go minimal & geometric or detailed and hand-drawn. The choice is yours!

Email entries to info@siouxfallspride.org with subject line: SFP T-shirt Contest. Submissions due April 20th, 2018

BRIA SHAY NEFF: FACES OF THE ENDANGERED

Gallery Opening at the Washington Pavilion starting April 5th, with a special appearance on April 6th at 6pm.
Her work will be up at the Entrance Gallery from April 5th through June 10th in the Visual Arts Center.
Free Admission.
Bria has also been awarded the State Honoree for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, and has received the high honor to travel to Washington D.C. and represent South Dakota as their top youth Volunteer.

via the Washington Pavilion:

Bria, now 11, has donated over $13,550 to support endangered species and conservation. She is a founding member of the of the Endangered Species Coalition’s Endangered Species Youth Activists (ESYA) Network. A proud recipient of the Points of Lights award, a 2017 Young Eco-Hero Award winner, a member of the Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots Program and the winner of IFAW’s Animal Hero Award in 2016. She has won many art awards such as Doodle for Google, SD Jr. Duck Stamp, State Fish, Celebrating Art and the Get to Know Art Contest. She has painted over 200 species and supports the International Fund for Animal Welfare, the Wolf Conservation Center in New York, Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots Programs and the Wildlife Warriors in Australia with the proceeds of her paintings.

She has published two coloring story books, one that helps fund the care of endangered species at The Great Plains Zoo. She is also passionate about shelter pets and has funded over $1,600 from the sale of her art to the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. Bria has collaborated ideas and art with schools in Australia, New York and South Dakota. She has an active media site on Facebook, named “Faces of the Endangered” and a website pigtailsart.com where she sells her art to followers in 48 countries. Bria is excited to share her art and passion with the world. “All kids can change the world. We just need to work together and believe we can do great things.”

A reception for this exhibition with a short artist talk will be held Friday, April 6 in the Entrance Gallery.

CFA: SPIRIT OF PEACE CHURCH EXHIBITS

  • Spirit of Peace is always looking for either new or accomplished artists to show their work
  • The space used would be the Fireside Room, which accommodates about 20 works of art, of an average size.
  • Past shows have included quilts, pottery, prints, oil and acrylic paintings.
  • For further questions, call or text  Art Coordinator, Diane Bryan at (605) 360-8210.
  • There will be no commission on sales, and Diane can help artists hang artwork.

CALL FOR ART EXHIBITORS: TULIP FESTIVAL

THERE’S STILL TIME TO APPLY!
 The deadline for ArtBurst 2018
has been extended to Feb. 15.
ArtBurst 2018
May 18 and 19, 2018
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Orange City, Iowa
On the grounds of the Sioux County Courthouse
 Exhibit and sell your art during the Orange City Tulip Festival, a celebration of the community’s Dutch heritage that draws thousands of visitors every year.
  • Juried show that accepts no more than 40 artists
  • $300 best of show prizes for both 2D and 3D art
  • $20 nonrefundable jury fee
  • $75 fee for each 10×10 booth space
For more information, email artburst@octulipfestival.com or call 712-707-4510.

SWEET ART SHOW: A LOOK BACK, FORWARD

Been wondering why you haven’t heard anything about the Sweet Art Show? Seems crazy to think that this Friday would be the night, but after three years, we decided to switch things up! Our 4th Annual Sweet Art show will take place on September 14, 2018 – still boasting the same excellent sweet treats, atmosphere, local art and killer raffle packages. Mark your calendars, ladies and gents! In the meantime, here’s a fun look back at last year’s.

[How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [Originally Performed by Marvin Gaye] [Instrumental] – Single]