19-July 30 New York The Art Directors Club honors winners of the 79th Annual Awards with an exhibition of gold, silver, and distinctive merit work in the ADC gallery located at 106 West 29th St. Information: Sidney Cooper 212-643-1440.
19 New York The AICP show at the Museum of Modern Art. The Association of Independent Commercial Producers hosts the ninth annual show honoring the craft of commercial film production. The chosen commercials are made part of the permanent archives of the Museum's Department of Film and Video. Information: Renee Paley 212-475-2600; www.aicp.com.
19 Chicago The Chicago Association of Direct Marketing presents the first annual Education Day from 8 am to 5 pm at the Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago. The program includes workshops on business-to-business strategy, database marketing, and creative exchange and production. Information: Rosalie Harris 312-642-2163; www.cadm.org.
19 New York CowParade citywide exhibition opens. The public art exhibition runs through Labor Day, when the fiberglass bovines will be auctioned. Cows will appear in all five boroughs, with the majority in Manhattan, in places like Central Park, Park Avenue Esplanade, South Street Seaport and Battery Park.
20-22 Las Vegas The American Advertising Federation's annual conference in Las Vegas, featuring marketing executives in converging media, interactive advertising, evolving brands and changing delivery channels. Information: 800-999-2231 ext. 356; www.aaf.org.
22-July 8 New York The School of Visual Arts presents the MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition, an exhibition of works by recent graduates of the MFA Photography and Related Media Department. The Visual Arts Gallery is located at 137 Wooster Street in Mahhattan, open Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 6 pm. Information: Kristin Wolfe 212-592-2010; www.schoolofvisualarts.com.
23 Dallas Photographer Herminia Dosal's show of her work at the Afterimage Photograph Gallery (The Quadrangle #115, 2828 Routh St., Dallas, Texas). Through July. Information: Victoria Young 214-741-6563; email@example.com.
23-27 Hollywood Reelshort.com hosts the New Directors Short Film Showcase in conjunction with the Universal Studios Hitchcock International Director Series. Information: Lisa Lori 212-925-2300;
30 Toronto Deadline for entries to Applied Arts Magazine contest for creative excellence in advertising, design, photography, illustra- tion, new media and printing. Open to any professional work first published or aired between July 1, 1999 and June 30, 2000. Winning pieces will be published in an Awards Annual in January 2001. Information: 416-510-0909 Fax 416-510-0913; firstname.lastname@example.org; wwwappliedartsmag.com.
28 New York Deadline for the CEBA awards entries (Creative Excellence in Business Advertising). The Grand CEBA wins $25,000. Information: American Business Media 212-661-6360; www.americanbusinessmedia.com.