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Seeking submissions for cover art for The North Coast Squid

North Coast Squid

Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:36 pm | Updated: 6:37 pm, Tue Sep 25, 2012.

Seeking submissions for cover art for The North Coast SquidFrom the Manzanita

The Manzanita Writer’s Series coordinators are pleased to continue the collaboration with the North Coast Citizen to publish a second annual literary magazine.

The North Coast Squid showcases work of writers and artists who live on the north coast or have a strong connection to the area.

The second magazine will publish in February 2013 in time for the February Manzanita Writer’s Series event.

“We’re looking for color art or color photographs for the cover that represent our area in some way AND that will draw readers to pick up the publication,” says Kathie Hightower, cofounder of the Manzanita Writers’ Series. Art should be sent as a jpg of a least 300 dpi resolution. The North Coast Squid editorial team will make the final selection.

“We’re also looking for art and photography submissions to accompany literary content within the publication,” says cofounder Vera Wildauer. Art categories include black and white photos and line drawings.

Submissions for consideration are due November 30, 2012. Artists may submit three images each of black and white photos or line drawings (scanned and in jpg form.) For the full submission guidelines go to hoffmanblog.org and click on Squid in the Blog Categories list.

Artists can find copies of the first Squid available for sale in many coastal retail outlets. Fifty percent of the cover price goes to the Hoffman Center to help with operational costs that provide programs like the Manzanita Writers’ Series.

The Manzanita Writer’s Series is a program of the Hoffman Center, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing arts, education and culture to the community. Information on all their programs is at http://hoffmanblog.org.


Dennis Hopper prints to be seen

A collection of more than 400 recently rediscovered prints in which Dennis Hopper documented the U.S. arts scene of the mid-1960s, the civil rights movement and much more is going on show in Berlin — an exhibition that his children say offers an intimate glimpse at his youth.

The black-and-white small-format photos in the exhibition, "Dennis Hopper — The Lost Album," were taken between 1961 and 1967, when Hopper was out of favor in Hollywood and before he directed "Easy Rider," which became a huge and unlikely success.

The prints — some now showing signs of wear — were selected by Hopper himself for an exhibition in Fort Worth in 1970 but later were put into storage and forgotten.

His daughter, Marin Hopper, said that after Hopper died in 2010 and his house was cleared out for sale,the family happened on several boxes containing the prints.

Curators at Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau museum, which previewed the show Wednesday, tried to put together the prints, never shown before in Europe, in much the same way they were originally exhibited in 1970.


Art from JFK's last day


On the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy realized that their Fort Worth hotel suite featured an extraordinary array of artwork, including a painting by Vincent van Gogh and a bronze by Pablo Picasso.

A group of prominent Fort Worth citizens had scrambled to put together the collection in the days leading up to the president's fateful Texas visit, transforming an otherwise plain suite into something special.

Next year, almost all of those works the couple admired in their last private moments before President Kennedy was assassinated will be on display at the Dallas Museum of Art in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death.

"It's not a story about death. It's not a story about hate. It's a story about art and love, which I think is a very good tribute to the Kennedys. It's all about their love of art," said Olivier Meslay, associate director of curatorial affairs at the museum and the exhibition's curator.