TCNE Board Meetings

TCNE board meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each even nunbered month beginning in October 2016.

The First Event 2017 Website has Gone Live!!!

It’s time to check out the NEW and IMPROVED  website for information regarding this annual event presented by the Tiffany Club of New England.  Just click on the following link, http://www.firstevent.org/2017/ and let the excitement begin!!

Remember to check tcne.org or firstevent.org for updates!

Are You a New Visitor to Our Website??

Are you a new visitor to our website?  Are you looking for a safe/secure environment to express your gender identity?  The Tiffany Club of New England  welcomes YOU!!  At TCNE, we provide a confidential, respectful and safe physical location so that members and guests can express their true gender in a way that is comfortable for them. TCNE will provide you with an ample changing and makeup area if you so desire, or you are welcome to join us in whatever attire you choose!

Remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  So come visit with us on Tuesday evenings from 7-10pm or Saturday evenings  from 7-11pm, and see what Tiffany Club is all about!

Tiffany Club of New England, 30 Guinan St, Waltham, MA 02454

Call anytime and leave a message and we will return your call, or call Tuesday or Saturday evenings during the above hours. (781)-891-9325

Attention TCNE Keyholders!

On Saturday, October 1, 2016 the lock on the outer door to TCNE is being changed!  After this date, a new key will be required to gain main door entry to TCNE!  The key to the upstairs entry and storage closet will remain the same as you were previously issued.  All keyholders should e-mail your name as registered with the club at the time you became a member,  a telephone number and time you can be contacted  t0 info@tcne.org.  In accordance with club policy, any info you provide will remain confidential!  You may also stop by the club during our Tuesday Open House from 7-10pm or our Saturday House Party from 7-11pm as well.

In order to receive a new main entry key, your membership dues need to be up to date.  New keys will be available as of August 1, 2016 for those who wish to maintain their keyholder status.  If you choose to opt out of being a TCNE keyholder, you may do so by returning your key any Tuesday or Saturday during the above mentioned hours.  Also, if you wish to remain a member of the club without keyholder status you may pay your standard membership dues of $65 any Tuesday or Saturday evening as well.

In addition, if you have keyholder status with the storage area option, you will need to remove any and all items from the storage area if you choose not to renew your keyholder with storage membership.  If you wish to maintain your keyholder membership with storage privileges, please make sure you contact the club to get a new main entry key and come into the club and clearly mark any items that belong to you.  TCNE suggests  hanging garment bags  for clothing and such that can be clearly marked with your name and/or storage bins clearly marked as well.  FYI, any items not clearly marked or removed from storage by December 31, 2016 will be considered a donation to Tiffany’s Closet!!

TCNE Tuesday Open House and Saturday House Party

Join us for the Tiffany Club Open House EVERY Tuesday from 7-10 pm, and for our TCNE House Party EVERY Saturday from 7-11pm ($10 donation from non-members on Sat. evenings is greatly appreciated). Stop by for a tour, meet and greet with TCNE members, members of our board of directors, as well as non-members in a safe and friendly environment!  We offer FREE parking, coffee, access to TCNE resources, and ample space for changing and make-up application.

For more info please call (781) 891-9325. Your call will be answered live at the above hours, please leave a message during other hours and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

***TCNE will not be open on Saturday, July 2 due to the Independence Day holiday weekend.  Please celebrate responsibly!! The club will continue it’s normal schedule on Tuesdsay, July 5.

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“A Chance To Dress” Screening At MIT: Thursday Evening October 13

A Chance To Dress will be showing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday, October 13.  Join  Dr. John “Tephra” Southard, his wife, Rev. Jean Southard and the filmmaker for viewing of the film and for a post-screening Q&A from 7pm to 9pm.

WHERE:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Mass Ave, Cambridge room 6-120

Light refreshments will be available and admission is FREE.

For more information about the film and to see a trailer, please go to the website and Facebook page:

Pentagon To Cover SRS for Transgender Active-Duty Troops

Click on link to read the article!

http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/defense-department-covers-gender-reassignment-surgery

Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance is Looking for Transgender Artists

Dylan Hurwitz, director of the Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance (a volunteer artist run organization that seeks to elevate the visibility of and provide resources to Boston area LGBTQIA Artists) is seeking artists who wish to exhibit at Gallery 263.  Deadline for submissions is Monday, September 19 at midnight.  The show is tentatively titled  “”trans/draw” at Gallery 263″. The exhibit is slated to take place in Cambridge at Gallery 263, November with guest juror Cobi Moules.
Guest Juror: COBI MOULES http://www.cobimoules. com/
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Cobi Moules is based in Brooklyn, New York. He received an MFA in 2010 from The School of Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. In 2004 he received a BFA from San Jose State University. His work has been exhibited nationally including The Leslie Lohman Museum, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Jepson Center, Crystal Bridges Museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art and Smack Mellon. Notable awards include the SMFA Traveling Fellowship, Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, and the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant. He has been an artist-in-resident at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Ucross Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson, Vermont Studio Center, Space Gallery, among others. Cobi Moules’s work is represented through Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston and Lyons Wier Gallery, New York. 

CALL:
There is a resonant overlap between the introspective nature of drawing and the trans experience. In contemporary art, drawing is celebrated for its experimental gestures of liberation from traditional forms of picture making. It is highly attuned to sensitivity and feeling, free to represent experience in individuated ways, liberatory for the non-conforming individual.

What then happens when we specifically look at drawings created by trans artists? How can their emotional and intellectual relationship to both their own queerness and their lived experiences be visualized? How are direct representation and abstraction used as means of expression? This exhibition, tentatively titled TRANS/DRAW, is an opportunity to survey trans artists working in and around Boston on ways in which they incorporate drawing into their practice and their experience as transgender. 

Submitted work can manifest in a wide range of media from drawings on paper to live performances, however a coherent link to drawing must be made.

SUBMIT HERE: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/ d/e/1FAIpQLSdwv-8Xb-5- Di4JCDSXuxfzL7ZmyQbrDT4w8o7sjl 06V2e0AQ/viewform?usp=send_ form

~ IMPORTANT DATES ~~~~

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 
Sunday, September 19, 2016 by midnight

SHOW RUN DATES: 
November 16-December 10, 2016

Artists selected for the show will be notified by October 1, 2016.

Please note that if selected, you may be responsible for installing your work in some cases, especially if the work has specific technical instructions. If you need help with this process we will coordinate a volunteer to assist you.

If you need help submitting, and would like a volunteer to assist you, please contact lennyschnier@gmail.com – we will coordinate someone to assist you with the submission process.

Exhibiting artists are encouraged to attend the reception. We will also gauge interest in putting on a potluck/social event as a way for participating artists to meet one another ahead of the reception.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
-Please fill out the Submission Form: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/ d/e/1FAIpQLSdwv-8Xb-5- Di4JCDSXuxfzL7ZmyQbrDT4w8o7sjl 06V2e0AQ/viewform?usp=send_ form
-The submission of digital images of work will be used for press purposes. Please email JPEG files no larger than 2000 pixels max width @ 72 DPI to lennyschnier@gmail.com with subject line “BLAA Fall Show Images Submission+(your last name)”. ALL FILES MUST BE NAMED “lastname.firstname_title”

-Artists may submit up to 5 images/works for consideration. We suggest submitting wall pieces that are no larger than 48”x48”; exceptions may apply.

-******For time-based media, please submit a Youtube or Vimeo link where the work can be viewed. You may submit up to 3 video links. For performance please submit a narrative proposal for your performance and submit up to 3 video links of past work.

-If selected, artists with time-based media must provide their own equipment.

 

Mission Possible: In-the-Lead with Eyeliner | 3 Beginner Tips to Mastery

By Nicole Renee, I’m Hot Studio

Never ask a girl with winged eyeliner why she’s late.”

I’ve seen this cute meme floating around the internet and whether it’s a line, a dash, a wing—eyeliner tends to be the most DIFFICULT thing.

But why?

Continually, I see clients making the process unnecessarily difficult for themselves because they incorrectly evaluate one or more of the following steps. This results in wasted money on incorrect products and tools for their skin texture and skill level.

Here are your beginner steps to mastery:

1) Identify your eye skin texture.

2) Assess your skill level: Beginner, intermediate or advanced.

3) Choose the proper medium (type of) eyeliner.

Eyeliner Success Formula:

Eye skin texture + Skill level=Medium (Type of eyeliner)

Eye Skin Texture and Eyeliner Texture

The skin’s condition and texture effects the appearance of make-up.

Imagine we’re selecting a paint finish for a wall. This wall has some lines or grooves on the surface. Choosing a matte finish absorbs light and will not draw attention to the lines on the wall.

A gloss paint reflects light, therefore it essentially illuminates the blemished and marked wall.

Similarly, these concepts apply to make-up textures (matte, satin, glitter). We want to emphasize our best features and minimize flaws.

What type of eye skin texture do you have? Is it smooth, taut eye skin or lined and mature eye skin? Do you have hooded eyes?

Those with smooth, taut skin and non-hooded eyes—you are the lucky ones. You have the most flexibility with textures of eyeliner, basically anything goes. The rest depends upon your skill level.

Matte textured eyeliners absorb light and conceal creased mature skin substantially.

Hooded eyes exist at ANY age and skin texture. How low the hooded eyes hang will dictate how you use top eyeliner and how you create winged eyeliner (if at all).

Choosing Your Medium a.k.a. Type of Eyeliner

Medium: This is the type and texture of eyeliner product.

Waterline: The inner rim of the eye–located behind lashes.

Eye shadows: Eye shadows come in different textures (mattes, satins, glitter). Shadows may be used as top eyeliner but are best suited as bottom eyeliner to create a smokey effect.

Where/How to Apply: Use a small pencil brush or small angled shader brush. Place shadow close to lash lines and blend when using on the lower lash. Start at outer corner for top or bottom lash. Never use in waterline.

Skin Texture: Any skin texture can use shadows. Taut/smooth skin can use all shadow textures. Mattes are best for lined/mature skin.

Skill level: Beginner, intermediate or advanced.

Pencil/Crayons: Pencils/Crayons come in varying textures (matte, kohls, longwear, glitter) and packaging (sharpened pencil or twisty barrel).

Kohls turn out a smoother, blendable touch.

Longwear lends a dense and firmer application, thus their purpose–longwear.

Make sure the pencil is described as waterline safe.

Where/How to Apply: Start at inner corner for top lash or outer corner for bottom lash. Blend out with small pencil brush or small angled shader brush. Do not use a blending brush in the waterline.

Skin Texture: Any skin texture can use pencils. Taut/smooth skin can use all pencil textures. Mattes are best for lined/mature skin.

Skill level: Beginner, intermediate or advanced.

Cake (basically a watercolor paint concept):The dry liner comes in a palette or pot in matte, satin or glitter textures.

Where/How to Apply: Add a bit of water to the brush and dip onto the eyeliner. Use a small angled brow brush or slim pointed eyeliner brush. Never use in waterline.

Skin Texture: Any skin texture can use cake. Taut/smooth skin can use all cake textures. Mattes are best for lined/mature skin. Use caution with hooded eyes, depending on how low the hood sits on the top lash line.

Skill level: Intermediate or advanced.

Gel: Presented in a pot in varying textures (mattes, satins, glitter) with a consistency of a thick mascara.

Where/How to Apply: Use a slim pointed eyeliner or small angled brush and dip lightly into pot. Start at inner corner for top lash or outer corner for bottom lash. Gel is best used for top eyeliner. Do not use in waterline.

Skin Texture: Taut/smooth skin can use all gel textures. Mattes are best for lined/mature skin. Use caution with hooded eyes, depending on how low the hood sits on the top lash line.

Skill level: Intermediate or advanced.

Pen/Liquid Liner: Packaged as a tube with brush or as a magic marker pen (in varying textures mattes, satins, glitter).

Where/How to Apply: Start at inner corner for top lash or outer corner for bottom lash. Pen/liquid liner is best used for top eyeliner. Use caution with hooded eyes, depending on how low the hood sits on the top lash line. Do not use in waterline.

Skin Texture: Taut/smooth skin can use all pen/liquid textures. Mattes are best for lined/mature skin.

Lined, mature skin or hooded eye users may find this form the most difficult to work with, especially for top eyeliner. Gel liner gives more control of the product for creating top eyeliner.

Skill level: Very experienced intermediate or advanced.

You’re now equipped with the proper steps and a formula to combat any “liner letdown”.

Selecting the precise products for your skin and skill level will ensure you arrive on time and perfectly lined to all your events!

I’m Hot Studio
14 Cedar St. #213
Amesbury, MA 01913
978-204-9171
https://www.imhotstudio.com/

TG Discussion Group for October is Canceled

The TG Discussion Group with Brenda Thompson is cancelled for the month of October.  Brenda will resume with scheduled meetings in November.

American Repertory Theater Seeks Artistic Submissions for Winter I.D. Festival

Hi,
I’m reaching out from the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge on behalf of our second stage OBERON, seeking artistic submissions for their Winter 2017 I.D. Festival. The I.D. Festival is a series of events that explore and celebrate gender identity. Running in January 2017 in conjunction with Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, the I.D. Festival seeks to expand the conversation through a broad range of voices and experiences.
 
OBERON is currently seeking submissions of theater, dance, music, and other performance art that are festival-friendly and ready to present in the unique club theater environment as part of the I.D. Festival. OBERON is particularly seeking work created in part or in whole by artists who identify as transgender, genderqueer, gender fluid and gender non-conforming, though submissions are open to all explorations of gender identity. Visual art and film submissions will also be considered. 
 
Submissions will be selected for their artistry, as well as their flexibility to adapt to our club theater environment. Submissions must be received by September 15, 2016. Accepted works will be announced in Fall 2016. Applications will be available via the A.R.T. website, and emailing any supporting materials to program@cluboberon.com.
Please share this information with anyone you know who might be interested in submitting work for these performances, and feel free to contact me for more information. We hope to see you at the theater soon!
Best,
Nicole
Nicole Banks
Marketing and Communications Associate | American Repertory Theater
nicole_banks@harvard.edu | 617.496.2000 x8863
2016/2017 SEASON: Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education | The Plough and the Stars | Fingersmith | Trans Scripts Part I: The Women | The Night of the Iguana | Arrabal

Insurers Offering Transgender Services

Looking for medical insurance or information about whether your insurance covers GRS??  Here is a webpage that may provide you with the answers you are looking for! Just click on the title below…

These Insurers Offer Transgender Health Care Coverage

First Event Hotel Reservation Is Open!!!

OK, Hot Summer days have begun. SO the best thing to do to cool off is to make your hotel room reservations for FE17.

Rooms are $122 per night and will include full breakfast coupons for each night reserved. Here are the instructions to reserve your room at the special discounted rate. Read the instructions below then click here…  http://www.rplazahotels.com

First event hotel