This year's Dutchess County Executive's Arts award for an art organization will be given to bau in an awards ceremony on October 19, 2006.
The recipient of last year's award for arts organization, Bulldog Studios, continues to be a topic of discussion. Kathleen Murray, in her column from last week, discovers that it is a rare occurance for a non profit to file bankruptcy instead of simply folding.
This month's Beacon Dispatch carries a editorial on the developments at Bulldog, and there have been some reader comments posted on their blog. You'll have to scroll down a bit to the post.
September's dispatch also carries a first person account by Rick Price of the mural he is creating for the Howland Public Library. Price is currently using donated space at Bulldog Studios to complete the mural.
I'd like to commend the collaborative concepts group on the design of their website for the Saunders Farm project. The website uses the blog format, but has eliminated many of the telltale blog characteristics giving the site a cleaner feel with the navigational feel of a traditional site. As bau was being formed, we found that the blog was a convenient and free way to maintain a site, and have information updated constantly and easily and with the flexibility to customize the design. I expect that I'll be borrowing some of the elements from the collaborative site for future projects.