"Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
Vol.1 No.4

"In the great night my heart will go out,
Toward me the darkness comes rattling,
In the great night my heart will go out."

-Owl Woman (Juana Manwell, fl.1880)
from "Songs of Owl Woman"
Trans. from Papago by Frances Densmore

Welcome to this abridged version of "Night News" - with your Guest Editor, Susan. I work with Tim and Lance on the Web site, mostly with marketing and promotion. Lots going on around here, lately, so we'll jump right in. The regularly scheduled Newsletter for September should arrive after the Labor Day holiday, with lots more news of events and late developments.

First of all, some 'old' news - shortly after the last newsletter (http://www.thenocturnes.com/nitenus3.htm) was sent out, Tim received a full scholarship to the WEB 99 Development Conference in San Francisco. where he was able to get lots of valuable info on current trends and pointers for the upcoming re-design of The Nocturnes - look for lots of changes and new features to be added to the Web site soon! Also, after the last "Night News" was posted, Tim received a First Place Award in the juried exhibition at the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA (the Festival on the Common, June 18-20).

There is a lot of activity currently going on 'exhibition-wise' with The Nocturnes. Here is a brief 'Road Show' rundown:

Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, July 18-Aug 29
15th Annual National Juried Exhibition/TB rec'd Special Juror's Award (Prize Money!)

Pembroke Arts Festival, Pembroke, MA, August 6-8
Annual Pembroke Arts Festival/LK rec'd Special Pembroke Photographer's Award and Third Place Award (Prize Money!)

CAL Works, Sacramento, CA, August 20-Sept 6
Cal Expo/State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit/TB rec'd an Award of Merit (Prize Money)

Millard Sheets Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Sept 9-26
New Photography Exhibit, Los Angeles County Fair/TB rec'd First Place Award in Fine Art (Prize Money)

Also, we are submitting the Web site to the CAL Works Web Site Competition - we will keep you posted re: this in the next newsletter. A bonus for the site comes as a result of the validation (in the extreme) process that we went thru to get the site in shape for the judging, it should make for a better, smoother operating site - so that is good news!

Long awaited changes to the gallery section of the site take place in late August. Work on the WorkSite section (where students' work is to be shown) is to start after that.

Did you notice the article about Michael Kenna's latest ("New Work" at Stephen Wirtz Gallery in SF) in the July/August issue of Artweek? If not, most large public libraries should have it on file, or check Artweek's Web site (http://www.artweek.com) for availability. If that doesn't work and you're still interested, you can email us your snail mail address and we will send you a photocopy (for research and educational purposes only).

As always, this and past issues of "Night News" are accessible at

Well, as they say: "In the meantime, just get out there."

Susan Nichols

"It's been ages since you last visited . . . "