Category: openings


A cool JOB OPPORTUNITY in the Boston area

The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University is looking for qualified artists and designers to teach a variety of fashion courses in Boston. “College Courses for High School Students” are offered in the Fall, Winter and Summer Sessions and are either 4-week long sessions or 7-week long sessions. Our students love learning about all aspects of Fashion. We need faculty for a February 19 start date: “Textile Print Design for Fashion” as well as the upcoming summer session: “Fashion Foundation” and more. Qualified applicants will have a BFA or MFA degree and have an interest in teaching young artists (high school age). Please send resume and portfolio to Diana Arcadipone at


A cool JOB OPPORTUNITY in the Boston area


Dear Colleagues, Funders and Partners of the BPS Arts Expansion Initiative:

We are delighted to share with you details of an exciting new position within the Boston Public Schools: Executive Director for the Arts. Please circulate the attached posting within your networks and encourage strong candidates to apply! Please excuse any duplicate messages/postings.

The BPS seeks an Executive Director for the Arts to provide internal and external district-wide leadership for Pre-K-12 arts programs, in keeping with the goals of both the Acceleration Agenda and the BPS Arts Expansion Initiative to provide access, increase equity and ensure quality arts learning experiences for all BPS students. This position is charged with linking the district with the larger arts community, expanding school-based arts programming, and creating stronger connections across schools (art specialists, teachers, and school leaders) to share best practices. The Executive Director is responsible for building stronger systems, improving coordination between and among schools and external partners, and raising the visibility of the BPS commitment to the arts as part of an excellent education for all BPS students. The Executive Director provides overall strategic leadership for Pre-K-12 arts programs and oversees all functions of the BPS Arts Department, working with a team that includes the Senior Program Director for the Arts, an Arts Technician, and an Instrument Specialist, and also working collaboratively with other BPS departments. The Executive Director for the Arts will report directly to the Chief Academic Officer and work closely with the Superintendent as well as external partners and leaders of the BPS Arts Expansion Initiative.

We believe that this new position will help to meet one of the central goals of the Arts Expansion Initiative: to build district capacity to expand and sustain high quality arts instruction across the district and to strengthen and coordinate partnerships between BPS and Boston arts, cultural and higher education institutions in support of high-quality arts education for all students.

We are eager to cast a broad net in our search for the candidate with strong organizational, strategic and leadership skills to advance the Superintendent’s agenda to expand access, equity and quality of arts learning opportunities for BPS students.

Interested candidates can apply directly via the Boston Public Schools/City of Boston web site: Click on “Careers” and then “Apply for Job” to search listings. The listing is also posted on Candidates seeking more information may also contact Laura Perille, as one of the Co-Chairs of the BPS Arts Expansion Initiative Working Committee at or 617-585-5741. Thank you for helping us with this outreach effort!

Friday: Allison’s fun sock design for Sock it to Me


The Exquisite Book: 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game

Sarajo writes:

“Hi all,
The Exquisite Book—100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game
by Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe with a foreword by Dave Eggers is now available. There will be an exhibit of prints of the work in New York/Brooklyn on October 22, as well as a one month online sale. There are several LRS artists featured in the book: Lisa Congdon, Mike Lowery, Matte Stephens and myself.

From The Exquisite Book website: ‘there are ten groups of ten artists who participated in the process. Each artist contributed one page to the book. The first artist was given a few words to inspire their drawing. Each of the following artists only saw the page that immediately preceded their own. Each artist used images (and optionally, words) to create the continuation to the story, and the inspiration for the next artist in line.’

Click here to see a fun video by Also (designers of the Lilla Rogers Studio website!).”

My contribution:

Lisa Congdon’s piece:

The Exquisite Book cover:

The latest and greatest patterns by Helen Dardik


Suzy U – Open for Business (ETSY & more)

Suzy writes:

“Hi Lilla.
I am so excited about selling my prints online and at local venues. My ETSY shop opens for business on October 4th. Hooray! (Click here to visit Suzy’s Etsy shop.)

This weekend, I participated in the Igloo Press Anniversary Bazaar. The event featured a wonderful group of local artists, jewelers, crafters and foodies. I sold some goodies, made some new friends, and enjoyed the warm vibe of the Columbus creative community. I spent the entire day stationed across from the Patty Cake Bakery booth, so I was thrilled when I finally got my very own chocolate cupcake. Life doesn’t get much sweeter. Mmmmmm…..”






Tuesday: Diane Bigda’s amazing house – Part 1


Susy’s poster for the Turtle Sidewalk sale in the South End, Boston, this Saturday, May 16th, 10 – 6.

Come see Susy’s Funky tees, groovy pants + sidewalk trunk show Saturday! Meet the incomparable Susy. You will love her and her great stuff. We all have her t-shirts here. They are soft and juicy and with Susy’s great big bold silk-screened art on them. Mention this ad and get a free kiss. I don’t know. I just made that up. Sorry, Susy…


Tomorrow: See us at Surtex!


Mike’s new esty shop.

Mike Lowery writes me:

“Hey folks,
I just wanted to let you know that I have started an online shop over
at ETSY with some new prints.
(both are very limited edition!)
Mike Lowery