Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tammy Gomez, Fort Worth artist, needs you.

Time to give an artist the support she needs to launch a new project. Check out my proposal video, and pledge what you can today.

$20, 40, how 'bout $200? I'm offering perks for every donor pledge level. Get in on this, amigos y amigas!

It's amazing how the thread of connections can take an artist from point A to point B, and then, fortuitously, to point P(ossibility).

I was nominated for one of those now coveted $50,000 USA Artists Grants in 2008: close but no cigar. Somehow, however, I've stayed in the USA memory bank, because I just got invited in early November 2010 by USA to be an inaugural artist on their USA Projects website. This website intends to facilitate the creation of a national online community of U.S. artists, where funders and followers can both financially support and stay abreast of the work by national award-winning artists from all artistic disciplines.

I'm honored to have been selected for this opportunity and now need the help of folks who have known of my work, have ever been in my audiences, and/or have collaborated with me on any of my projects. What I need is for folks to visit my online Project Profile, click on the "SUPPORT Or Learn More" button and make your financial pledge.

You can pledge as little as $20 and as much as $400, and there are thank-you perks that I'll be sharing with you if you do. For a $20 donation pledge, I'll have your name (unless you want to remain anonymous) added to the official She: Bike/Spoke/Love website as a funder or "Big Wheel." The perks get bigger the more you pledge, and please don't delay. My deadline to reach the $8,200 funding goal is March 1, 2011.

For more information, comment below or simply email me at sound_culture(at)

Thanks for your support!

Friday, December 03, 2010

My new show: PALABRA: The Written Word, Spoken --- opens tonight, Dec. 3, 2010!

19 poems, prose pieces, excerpt from a prison memoir, and scene from a play--each interpreted and dramatized for the stage by 8 talented performers who themselves are unique writers and musicians, dancers and actors. Two shows only: Friday and Saturday, December 3rd and December 4th, at the Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main, Fort Worth, Texas. For more info, call the box office/theater at 817.624.8333.
(Or visit director Tammy Gomez' Facebook page: Tammy Melody Gomez.)

PALABRA: The Written Word, Spoken (La palabra escrita, hablada)
Viernes 3 y sábado 4 de diciembre @ 7:30 pm

Una noche de poesía latina nos presenta la palabra escrita de poetas hispanos.
Acompáñanos en esta producción especial en la que participan actores, bailarines y músicos interpretando piezas escritas por poetas de España, Latinoamérica y Estados Unidos.

Dirigido por Tammy Gomez. Evento Bilingüe.
Admisión General $15. Estudiantes y Adultos Mayores $10.
Para boletos o mas informacion llame al Teatro Rose Marine al 817-624-8333.
Tambien pueden comprar su boletos en linea

Monday, July 05, 2010

Encore presentation of my one-woman show "Saliendo Abierta" on Sunday, July 11th at 7pm - FW, TX

[Please click on this flyer/poster image to see it in a bigger format.]

By special request, I am going to--once again--be sharing my story about being trapped in my bedroom closet for two and a half days. It's a dramatic stage work, with digital projected images and a live musical score (performed by Ramsey Sprague). I hope you'll want to come witness this encore performance.

Several women who are members of the Westside Unitarian Universalist Church--in my neighborhood--attended a performance of SALIENDO ABIERTA in May and immediately invited me to present this work to their congregation-at-large.

I'm very honored to see that my work touches people in ways that inspire and uplift. Also, it is very important that my performances reach people who may not be conventional theater-goers.

There's additional background info on the evolution of this work in this FW Weekly profile article by Jimmy Fowler that was published back in May.

You can also check out this video excerpt from SALIENDO ABIERTA, via YouTube:

If you can attend on Sunday--great! If you have previous plans or can't attend for other reasons, please help spread the word anyway!

Thanks so much for your love and support.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wanted: Senior Reporter/Blogger on Immigration Policy

Job Opening for Information Blogger

Full job description available by request at careers@americanpublicmedia. org

This position is part of NPR's Argo initiative.

Position: Sr. Reporter/Blogger, Immigration
Description: This is a grant-funded position running through Dec. 31, 2011.

The Journalist-Blogger leading the site will be charged w/ building a dedicated online following around coverage of immigration policy & issues affecting southern California communities that are "emerging" into a greater role in society: immigrants & their children & grandchildren. The position requires that the Journalist-Blogger become the area's most authoritative voice on the issue.

- Guides coverage of the emerging communities/ immigration beat & comprehensively executes a broad variety of assignments.

- Produces several posts daily for new blog covering emerging communities & immigration in Los Angeles.

- Writes about the day's news & curates related materials from elsewhere online in an informal, conversational style.

- Cultivates sources, identifies important trends in immigration & immigrant communities, & collects & verifies information through a variety of online & offline channels.

- Initiate PIJ involvement, including meetings & other stand-alone online projects & data-driven applications


-Bachelor's degree & 7-10 years journalism exp in traditional media & a minimum of 5 years hands-on exp in online media

- First-rate writer & communicator w/ the ability to lead a blog on emerging communities & immigration in Los Angeles.

- Ability to deliver substantive reports, including breaking news, in a wide variety of media formats (audio slideshows, photo journalism, video reports) & on deadline

- Understanding of social media universe.

- Excellent language skills, including writing, editing, & proofreading

- Strong Photoshop skills, a good photojournalistic sense & deep familiarity w/ HTML & Web publishing tools

- The successful candidate should also be able to provide "live" radio reports & two-ways on the topic of immigration & emerging communities for use on the air

Full job description available by request at careers@americanpub licmedia. org

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Southern California Public Radio - Pasadena, CA
Opened On: 04/13/2010
Salary Range: $62094.00 - $93141.00

Friday, May 07, 2010

My latest show - "Saliendo Abierta" - opens next week, May 14-15, in Fort Worth

This is my most personal performance work yet, and now I will finally get to present it in my current hometown--Fort Worth. At the beautiful Rose Marine Theater.

I've been invited to present "Saliendo Abierta" (Emerging Open) as part of the Artes de la Rosa 2010 Film and Theater Festival, and I get to perform this work FOUR TIMES on two consecutive weekends in May (Fridays and Saturdays, May 14-15, 21-22).

I'm really hoping that all my close friends and family, longtime colleagues and collaborators come out to see this work. It's quite a quiet piece, and really shows some inner dimensions that you might have never seen me reveal about myself.

Oh--important to note: this is not a big and flashy "Lion King" or anything remotely like that. Best to keep small children and infants at home during this one.

[Please click on the flyer below to see a larger version in a new window.]

We will be hosting a CLOSING NIGHT reception/pachanga IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING the final performance on Saturday, May 22nd.

Please help spread the word! Gracias.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Other Arts presents "Other Texas Music Festival" at the FW Community Arts Center this wk-end

I rarely perform spoken word/music sets here in the 817, so this is a great opportunity to check out the project I've got going with my comrade and artistic colleague, Ramsey Sprague (aka The Shortest Distance). We're on the bill for tonight at this, the inaugural outing of Herb Levy's "Other Texas Music" Festival. That's TONIGHT, FRIDAY, APRIL 30th, at 8:30pm. 10 bucks cover. Get there early, for better parking options.

Ramsey will be playing guitar and his looping station, which should make for some cool layering effects to accompany my vocal production work (fancy term for spoken word/singing). Because I just got back to Tejas from DC/Maryland on Wednesday, we haven't had a chance to rehearse, which means our set will be raw, experimental, and astoundingly fresh. Ha. See you there, my friends.

Oh---I cannot forgot to unequivocally state that I am familiar with, and (in some cases) have performed alongside many of the musicians who are in this Festival and they are bonafide badasses. Paul Unger, stellar bass player. Max Oepen, great drum chops, particularly in the jazz style. (I used to be in a project with Paul and Max, around 2005. We played the Bath House Cultural Center, and a few other places.) Tamitha and Chris Curiel--of SWIRV--are great friends and longtime collaborators in theater and music events. I've jammed with the Hentai Improvisational Orchestra (HIO, for short) boys, and had alot of fun mouthing off to their sound wildness. And David Bithell--UNT music prof--he's really out there (for north Texas); I got to see/hear his set at the Out of the Loop Festival in Addison last month.

It's a measly 15 bucks for both nights' worth of music, mayhem, aural madness. That's a steal of a deal. (Herb Levy puts on a very good show, as producer of Other Arts.) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Una Oracion Por Juarez - FW, TX - Sunday, March 28th, 3-5pm

Hope y'all can make it. Spread the word, por favor. For more info: 817.924.9188.

We commemorate the women of Juarez (the disappeared, raped, and murdered) and their surviving friends and family members who continue to demand justice in the face of apathy and corruption.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Call for Proposals: Hispanic History of Texas Project


Research Grants - Call for Proposals

The Hispanic History of Texas Project recovers, preserves, disseminates and studies documents related to the participation in and contributions of Hispanics to the history of Texas. With funding from The Houston Endowment, the project is pleased to offer support for research in this field.

Scholars and advanced graduate students are encouraged to apply for a stipend of up to $4,500 for research work in one of the following areas:

· Identification, location, recovery and/or study of Hispanic texts documents, books, periodicals, archives, photos, etc. produced before 1960 and relating to the over-all project mission.

· Bibliographic indexing and cataloging of data.

· Study of recovered Hispanic primary documents, manuscripts, publications, or other source(s).

· Identification, evaluation, acquisition, classification and preservation of archival materials in private, public and/or institutional collections that meet the aforementioned criteria.

Deadline: April 1, 2010 (extended from March 1st, 2010)

For applications and guidelines, download them here.

Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project
University of Houston
256 Cullen Performance Hall
Houston, TX 77204-2006
Tel: 713-743-3128
Fax: 713-743-3142

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Join us on Sunday, Feb. 14th - benefit party!

This event will help support our annual PALABRAZOS Spoken Word Festival, the only one of its kind in North Texas. It promises to be alot of fun, and people like Natasha Carrizosa, Shannon Atkinson, Angelique, Cesar Hernandez, and Cristina Snoke are going to be unveiling some surprises for us there. Hope to see you!! And please spread the word...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Scholarships for "minority" museum professionals - apply now

[Thanks to Beto Calderon, UNT-Denton History professor and Ivette Ray, museum curator, for the following anuncio.]

Multicultural Initiatives Scholarship (MIC): The Texas Association of Museums is offering a limited number of full scholarships for the 2010 Annual Meeting to be awarded to minority professionals currently working in Texas museums. Applicants must be early-career and/or new to the Texas museum profession. These scholarships will include meeting registration, one workshop, one luncheon, one breakfast, and an evening event. The scholarship recipient(s) will be responsible for his or her travel, lodging, and incidental costs. Following the meeting the recipient(s) will be asked to write an article for the MIC blog, offering observations on the state of diversity in the museum profession and/or their observations on diversity based on the annual meeting. To apply, send a resume, references, and a one-page letter stating reasons for applying for the scholarship to Deadline for applying is January 29, 2010.

Multicultural Initiatives Committee (MIC) GLBT scholarship:
The MIC is offering a $250 scholarship for a GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transsexual) museum professional to attend the 2010 TAM Annual Meeting. Applicants must be early-career and/or have never attended a TAM annual meeting before. Following the meeting, the recipient will be asked to write an article for the MIC blog ( offering observations about state of GLBT issues within the museum community and/or field. To apply, send a resume, references, and a one page letter stating reasons for applying to Ivette Ray, MIC Chair, to Deadline for applying is January 29, 2010. (Funds for this scholarship have been generously provided by Wallace Saage.)