San Francisco Art Institute (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Applicants: Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, Fall 2017

PrintSan Francisco Art Institute (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Applicants: Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, Fall 2017

Deadline: September 30th, 2016

Fellowship Dates: August 28th – December 8th, 2017

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is currently seeking applications for the fall 2017 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship. Established in 1998 by the generosity of the family of painter Richard Diebenkorn—both an alumnus and longtime faculty member of SFAI—the Fellowship provides an opportunity for artists to teach at SFAI and have sufficient time and financial support to sustain their practice. Through its semester-long structure, the Fellowship not only offers each participating artist an invaluable opportunity to further their own practice, it also leaves a deep, lasting impression on SFAI’s students.

The 2017 Fall Fellowship is open only to artists who reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eligibility: Applications are sought from early to mid-career artists who have an established body of work and exemplary exhibition record in the media of painting and drawing. Applicants must reside within the San Francsico Bay Area. (In alternate years, the Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is awarded to United States residents outside of the Bay Area.) The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience, their appropriateness to the SFAI community, and the quality of work and written statements.

Fellowship Award: The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow will receive $25,000. USD in compensation to teach two courses in the fall 2017 semester, give a public lecture in the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, and engage with the SFAI community through individual student critiques, academic programs, and activities.

How to apply: Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must include a letter of interest, artist’s statement, 10 images of work, CV, and three references. The application fee is $25. USD. The chosen applicant for the fellowship will be announced October 28th, 2016.

Link to apply: https://sfaicalls.slideroom.com/#/Login

SFAI Website: http://www.sfai.edu/

About: Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), a nonprofit art institution, is a vital convening place for arts communities and an international leader in fine arts education. A small school with global impact—notable faculty and alumni include Richard Diebenkorn, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Enrique Chagoya, Kathryn Bigelow, Peter Pau, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Catherine Opie, Lance Acord, Barry McGee, and Kehinde Wiley—SFAI enrolls approximately 650 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, and offers a wide range of continuing education courses and public programs.

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

 

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Greater Denton Arts Council (TX), International Call for Entries: 30th Annual “Materials: Hard & Soft” Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

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Greater Denton Arts Council (TX), International Call for Entries: 30th Annual “Materials: Hard & Soft” Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

Deadline: September 30th, 2016

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the United States, this year we are thrilled to be partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand this national exhibition to now include international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by juror JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, California. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in amounts of $1000, $750, $500, and $250 will be awarded.

Juror: JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director, has overseen the Museum of Craft and Design’s vision and growth since its founding in downtown San Francisco in 2003 to its relocation and acclaimed 2013 grand reopening in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district

Eligible material: Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2014-2016) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

Entry fee: There is a $40 non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries.

For more detailed information and link to entry: http://www.dentonarts.com/materials-hard-and-soft/

Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas

 

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ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation (IL), International Call for Artists, Juried Exhibition: Home

Call-for-entries1-800x500ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation (IL), International Call for Artists, Juried Exhibition: Home

Deadline: October 1st, 2016, 11:59pm CST

Home: (hom) n. One’s dwelling place; abode of none’s family. A place where one flourishes, is most typically found or originates 2. One’s abode after death; the grave. 3. The abiding place of one’s affection, esp. domestic affections. 4. One’s native land or place. 5. The social unit or center formed by a family living together.

ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation presents this juried exhibition which investigates how home is perceived in a variety of contemporary contexts. Homelessness, routine eviction, migrant work, and the refugee crisis all affect our understanding of home. This exhibition seeks to explore the concept of home in light of these current international and domestic contexts. What does the concept of home mean for the individual and community. Creative investigations and explorations can include, but is not limited to, artistic inquiries of social and cultural identity, economic and political status, gender identity, and ethnic and/or religious heritage.
Juror: Trevor Martin, Director of Exhibitions and Associate Curator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Trevor Martin serves as Director of Exhibitions and Associate Curator at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  A multi-media artist, he is also a lecturer in the School’s performance department.  Associated with SAIC since 1998, Martin has lead projects that bridge education and creative research involving guest artists, faculty, and students and organized numerous exhibitions around performance and multi-media work.Asha Veal Brisebois, a graduate student in art administration and policy student at School of the Art Institute Chicago, will serve as co-juror with Mr. Martin, as part of ARC’s educational and mentoring program initiatives.

Eligibility: All mediums and materials are eligible including video and performance for submission. In order to be considered, the artwork submitted must reference the theme “Home.”. Due to space limitations no projections or media-based installations will be accepted.

Three monetary awards will be given out for this exhibition: Best in Show and two honorable mentions.

Entry fee.

About: ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation is a non-profit, woman-run cooperative gallery dedicated to providing alternative exhibition opportunities for innovative artists, both men and women, outside the commercial gallery system. Since 1973 ARC has given exposure and support to artists, providing a rich environment for the continued development of artistic potential, experimentation, and dialogue. They are located in Chicago, Illinois.

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International Call for Entries: 2016 Annual International Photography Awards (IPA) Competition

ipa-logo_2lineInternational Call for Entries: 2016 Annual International Photography Awards (IPA) Competition

Deadline: August 31st, 2016

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual photography competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. The IPA recognizes photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today.

– Be Honored by receiving the coveted Lucie Statue at the Lucie Awards Gala
– Be Published in the IPA Annual Book of Photography
– Be Featured in the IPA Best of Show Exhibition in New York City
– Win over $22,000 in cash prizes

The main category winners of IPA Photography Competition will compete for the the coveted Lucie statuette, cash prizes, two tickets to The Lucie Awards Gala in New York City and the following titles:
International Photographer of the Year Award: $10,000 cash prize, provided by AtEdge
Discovery of the Year Award: $5,000 cash prize
Deeper Perspective of the Year Award: $5,000 cash prize, provided by the American Society of Media Photographers
Moving Image Photographer of the Year Award: $2,500 cash prize

Each year, the IPA invites an renowned curator to select 45 images from both the professional and non-professional pools of first, second, and third-place winners, to be exhibited in an exclusive show in New York City, during the week leading up to the Annual Lucie Awards Gala. The Best of Show will then travel to various countries to be exhibited at photo festivals, galleries, and other photography related events.

Categories: Advertising; Architecture; Book; Deeper Perspective; Editorial; Event; Fine Art; Moving Images; Nature; People; Special Category; Sports

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: http://www.photoawards.com/

Entry fees: http://www.photoawards.com/entry-fees/

About: The International Photography Awards™ conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, 501(c) 3 non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The annual programming of Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards.

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Adam Belt

The Grind’s weekly Monday post called Sublime/Transcendent features an Artist of the Week of the staff’s choice. The artists featured will range from emerging to the established. The work will span a wide range of ideas, processes, and media.

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent artist is Adam Belt

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A Religious Experience (Installation), 2012, Plywood, Sunlight, and Fog Machine
20′ x 10′ x 20′

http://adambelt.com/

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International Studio & Curatorial Program (NY), National Call for Applicants: Fully Funded ISCP Pollock-Krasner Residency

20101027090059-iscp_logoInternational Studio & Curatorial Program (NY), National Call for Applicants: Fully Funded ISCP Pollock-Krasner Residency

Deadline: September 21st, 2016

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce an open call for a five-month fully-funded residency, from November 1st, 2016 – March 31st, 2017, plus living and materials stipends for visual artists who are United States citizens. The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks. In addition, residents have the opportunity to have a studio assistant and develop projects in the public realm with the support of ISCP staff.

Eligibility: Visual artists including painters, sculptors, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers are invited to apply. Applicants must be United States citizens, and they may not be ISCP alumni or residents in another studio program at the same time as the Pollock-Krasner ISCP residency.

Selection: The selection committee reviews applications based on quality, originality and artistic merit. Other consideration factors are: the potential impact of the residency on the applicant, the applicant’s past accomplishments, and preparedness to undertake the residency. Studio visits/interviews with finalists will be held by the selection committee.

Link to more information (scroll down to “Upcoming Application Deadlines”): http://iscp-nyc.org/apply

About: The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) supports the creative development of artists and curators, and promotes exchange through residencies and public programs. Housed in a former factory in Brooklyn, with 35 light-filled work studios, two galleries, and a project space, ISCP is New York’s most comprehensive international visual arts residency program, founded in 1994. ISCP organizes exhibitions, events and offsite projects, which are free and open to all, sustaining a vibrant community of contemporary art practitioners and diverse audiences.

 

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Hillyer Art Space (Washington DC), International Call for Artists, FORMAT: Photo-based Small Works Juried Exhibition

hillyerHillyer Art Space (Washington DC), International Call for Artists, FORMAT: Photo-based Small Works Juried Exhibition

Deadline: September 4th, 2016

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Hillyer celebrates Fotoweek DC with FORMAT, a small works show featuring photo-based art. All work must be under 10″ in any one directions (inclusive of frame). This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah. Entry fee.
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100
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About: Hillyer Art Space is a contemporary gallery dedicated to serving the public with quality exhibitions and programming. Established in April 2006, Hillyer is a program of International Arts & Artists, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. They are located in Washington DC.

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Art & Pancakes, August 28th, 2016

Ron's short stack BBArt news for your Sunday morning….Enjoy!

Attempts to downgrade the importance of art in education are plain wrong. Creativity transforms lives, & always will.   Link

When the Olympics Gave Out Medals for Art: Painters, sculptors, writers and musicians competed for medals   Link

Goethe’s Theory of Colors: The 1810 Treatise That Inspired Kandinsky   Link

Are precise digital replicas changing the way we experience art? Precise Digital Reproductions Allow More People to Own and View Masterpieces, Minus the Work’s Soul   Link

Unraveling SFMOMA’s deal for the Fisher collection   Link

When art meets technology…   Link

From the Guardian: Meet the artists making women of colour truly seen   Link

Richard Prince sued over copyright infringement …again   Link

Artist Peter Doig victorious as court agrees ‘$10m’ painting is not his work   Link

William Eggleston: Portraits, review of exhibition at UK National Portrait Gallery – “momentous, trivial, marvelous”   Link

Hear the One Night Sun Ra & John Cage Played Together in Concert (1986)   Link

You can now browse Harvard’s massive Bauhaus collection online   Link

 

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Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art (DC), Call for Submissions: Artists United!

AUCharles Krause/Reporting Fine Art (DC), Call for Submissions: Artists United!

Deadline: September 20th, 2016, midnight EST

(From their call) Exhibit Overview: We are asking America’s Artist’s to use their talent and intelligence to deconstruct the controversies, prioritize the issues  and  assess the policy positions of the presidential candidates, providing powerful visual images and other art work to help clarify for voters and the general public what’s at stake, and for whom they should vote, when they go to the polls in November to elect the next President of the United States.

Eligibility: United States- Artists of any nationality living in the U.S. of Voting age (18+)
Outside the United States: Artists living abroad who are U.S. citizens of Voting age are also eligible.

Jurors: Charles Krause, founding director of Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art, and Melvin Hardy, co-founder of Millennium Arts Salon, will be joined by a prominent museum director or curator; an art historian or critic; and a political consultant specializing in campaign communications.

Artwork Subject Matter: Artwork (including original campaign posters) submitted for consideration should address: issues, policy proposals, qualifications or personality characteristics which the artist believes should be top-of-mind when voters go to the polls in November. Our suggested list of issues and personality characteristics includes: jobs and the economy, our continued military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, the War on Terror and national security, income inequality, gun control v.the Second Amendment, a national assault weapons ban, Supreme Court appointments, Wall Street vs Main Street, immigration reform, police violence, border security, free trade, Citizens United, Political corruption. the Doctrine of State Capture as it applies to the US, regulatory and anti-trust enforcement, campaign finance reform, universal health care, The Social Safety Net and Social Security, sound judgement, leadership ability, experience, tact, honesty ability to understand complex issues, Washington insider, change agent.

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://www.charleskrausefineart.com/submissions

Charles Krause Fine Art, 1300 13th Street Suite 105 Washington, DC

 

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San Francisco Arts Commission (CA), National Request for Proposals: Two-Dimensional Artwork for Office of CME

SFACSan Francisco Arts Commission (CA), National Request for Proposals: Two-Dimensional Artwork for Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Deadline: September 27th, 2016, 11:59pm PST

The San Francisco Arts Commission is seeking two-dimensional artists for the new Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which is being relocated to 1 Newhall Street in India Basin Industrial Park. Visitors from the general public come to the building with the main purpose of identifying and retrieving belongings of the deceased. Applying the findings of evidence-based design studies showing that art reduces stress, the Arts Commission will commission artwork for the publicly accessible rooms that convey a sense of calm, peace and tranquility. Artworks featuring nature-based imagery such as landscapes, waterscapes and local environs are strongly encouraged.

Eligibility: Eligibility is open to professional, practicing artists who work in two-dimensional media, such as painting, drawing and photography, and who reside in the United States. Entries not meeting eligibility guidelines will be withdrawn from consideration. Artists who either live or work in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood are encouraged to apply.

Project Budget: The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists working in two-dimensional media to submit original works that are available for purchase. While the preference is for original artworks, the Arts Commission will also consider reproductions in the event that the original work is not available for purchase based on the criteria listed below.

Original Artwork: Up to $5,000 for unframed original artwork. Purchase price will depend on scale of artwork and market rate for artist’s work. Artist responsible for delivery of artwork to specified location. Framing and installation costs to be covered by Arts Commission.

Size of unframed artwork should be no smaller than approx. 20 inches high x 24 inches in any direction and no greater than approx. 48 high x 60 wide inches

Reproductions: $1,500 per artwork for license to reproduce. Artists are responsible for providing a high resolution digital file for reproduction.

Website link: http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/about-pubart/opportunities/2016/08/23/rfp-office-of-chief-medical-examiner-two-dimensional-artwork/

 

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Archie Bray Foundation (MT), International Call for Ceramic Entries: 9th Annual Beyond the Brickyard, Juried Exhibition

btbArchie Bray Foundation (MT), International Call for Ceramic Entries: 9th Annual Beyond the Brickyard, Juried Exhibition

Deadline: September 15th, 2016, Midnight MST

From their call: We are pleased to be holding our ninth annual international call for entries, Beyond the Brickyard. The selected works will be exhibited at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana in January 2017. This year’s exhibition will be juried by 2016 Visiting Artist Josh DeWeese. Entry fee.

Specifications

  1. The competition is open internationally to ceramic artists 18 years of age or older.
  2. Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration, and up to 2 images of each piece (one complete photo plus one detail or alternate angle).
  3. All artwork must be available for sale and available during the time of exhibition.
  4. The artwork exhibited must be the same piece(s) submitted for consideration.
  5. Submitted artwork must not exceed 36” in any direction.
  6. The artwork entered should be prepared for professional display and not so fragile as to be potentially dangerous to the work or others when shipped/displayed/handled with reasonable care.
  7. Artists are responsible for cost of shipping selected work(s) to the Archie Bray Foundation (ABF). Artists are responsible for their own insurance for shipping to ABF and during the time that artwork resides there. ABF will assume cost and shipping insurance for the return of any unsold work.
  8. For good image quality and a fast upload, your image files should be sized at and no larger than
    1800 x 1800 pixels at 72 dpi (approximately 6″ x 6″ at 300 dpi)

AwardsFrom the successful entrants, three awards will be selected
Juror’s Choice Award: $400
Director’s Choice Award: $400
People’s Choice Award: $100

Sales: Artists will receive 55% commission of their work sold during exhibition, while ABF will retain 45%.

For more detailed information, submission guidelines, and link to online entry: http://archiebray.org/gallery_exhibitions/BTB_call_for_entries.html

About: The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is a public, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1951 by brickmaker Archie Bray, who intended it to be “a place to make available for all who are seriously and sincerely interested in any of the branches of the ceramic arts, a fine place to work.” Its primary mission is to provide an environment that stimulates creative work in ceramics. They are located in Helena, Montana.

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Beers London (UK), International Open Call for Submissions: Contemporary Visions VII

Beers-Contemporary-LOGO-570x428Beers London (UK), International Open Call for Submissions: Contemporary Visions VII

Deadline: October 17th, 2016, midnight

Contemporary Visions is an annual group exhibition to identify and explore current themes, trends, and discoveries in contemporary art across all media and disciplines. This is a remarkable opportunity for artists at any stage to exhibit in a vetted exhibition in the heart of London’s vibrant art community. Past winners have gone on to solo-exhibitions with the gallery, presentations at art-fairs, or inclusions in publications, such as ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’, as well as other noteworthy opportunities with Beers and other galleries alike.

This year, the jury includes Philly Adams, Senior Director of Saatchi Gallery; Kurt Beers, Director of Beers and Author of ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow; Carlye Byron, Collector; Byzantia Harlow, Artist and Contemporary Visions VI finalist; Hugh Montgomery, Deputy Arts Editor and Writer with I News; and Gemma Rolls-Bentley, Artsy UK Gallery Relations Liaison.

Eligibility: Artists worldwide, at any stage of their careers may apply.

There are no restrictions to the dimension of actual works exhibited apart from the gallery ceiling height of 2.75m.  Work must be available for sale during the exhibition dates.

 Artists working in video or time-based media can submit up to 4 video stills, accompanied by a maximum of 2 unique videos edited to a maximum preview runtime of 1 minute.

There is a processing fee of £10 to submit.

For full details and link to apply: http://beerslondon.com/opencall/

About: Since 2010, Beers has worked with emerging and established artists to explore a diverse exhibition program dedicated to thematic, aesthetic, and political concepts, highlighting an approach to contemporary art that is both progressive and thought-provoking. Through continued collaboration with artists and organizations, the goal of Beers continues to strive to celebrate, share and exhibit contemporary art in London and worldwide. In 2016 & 2015, Beers was listed in Blouin Media’s ‘500 Best Galleries Worldwide’ and in 2015 Director Kurt Beers was included in ArtLyst’s ‘Alternative Power 100’.

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City of Palo Alto Public Art Program (CA), National Call for Submissions: 2016/2017 Prequalified Artist Pool


paCity of Palo Alto Public Art Program (CA), National Call for Submissions:  2016 – 2017 Prequalified Artist Pool

Deadline: September 9th, 2016, 5:00pm PST

The City of Palo Alto Public Art Program is inviting artists and artist teams working in a variety of media to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a prequalified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities. Eligible applicants will be selected for the Prequalified Pool from which the Palo Alto Public Art Program staff will recommend appropriate applicants for a range of permanent and temporary public art opportunities throughout the City. Most public art commissions will be associated with municipal and private development projects as they arise throughout Palo Alto. Artists may submit existing artworks for consideration for temporary display within the City. Social practice and performance artists are also welcome to apply for temporary public art initiatives. Artists invited to be part of the Prequalified Pool will be selected based on appropriateness of their previous experience and artistic excellence. Some projects may also provide opportunities for an artist / artist team to work as part of a design team along with the project architect/designer.

Budget: Budgets for permanently sited work will range from $15,000 to approximately $300,000. The budgets are inclusive of artists fees, fees associated with design, fabrication, installation, and insurance provisions. Temporary public art budgets vary depending on the individual opportunity. Artists will be contacted prior to any selection panel process to confirm their interest and availability for a particular commission.

Eligibility: The call is open to all professional artists / artist teams over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Local artists residing in the Northern California Bay Area Region are strongly encouraged to apply, and may be given preference for projects with limited budgets. Any artists who apply as part of a team may not also apply as individual artists.

For full details and link to apply: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/53342

Website link: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/public_art/artist_opportunities.asp

 

 

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Foundry Art Centre (MO), International Call for Entries: Concerning the Spiritual

facFoundry Art Centre (MO), International Call for Entries: Concerning the Spiritual

Deadline: October 1st, 2016

About this Exhibition: One distinguishing quality that sets human beings apart is our curiosity beyond ourselves. “Concerning the Spiritual” asks the artist to interpret this mystery in their artwork. Welcoming all-media and all viewpoints, the exhibition explores the wonders we all seek beyond the corporeal & tangible.

Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years & older, world-wide, both amateur & professional, working in all styles & schools of thought. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.

Entry Specifications: All media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed and prepared to hang with all hardware readily attached. There is no minimum size requirement and larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any installation or digital works must speak with Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation. A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration.

Awards: [1] “Going Solo ” Exhibition or $500,   [2] $200 Juror’s Choice Awards

For more information or to submit, visit their website: http://www.foundryartcentre.org/concerning-the-spiritual/

About: The Foundry Art Centre is located in St. Charles, Missouri. As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Center’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital.

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Sublime/Transcendent: Chiharu Shiota

The Grind’s weekly Monday post called Sublime/Transcendent features an Artist of the Week of the staff’s choice. The artists featured will range from emerging to the established. The work will span a wide range of ideas, processes, and media.

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent Artist is Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu-Shiota

Stairway (2012), yarn, steps.

http://www.chiharu-shiota.com/en/

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Jan van Eyck Academie (NL), International Call for Applicants: Van Eyck Residency 2017, with stipend

studio_inga_meldere.440x0Jan van Eyck Academie (NL), International Call for Applicants: Van Eyck Residency 2017, with stipend

Deadline: October 3rd, 2016

The Van Eyck invites artists, designers, photographers, architects, landscape architects, curators, writers, and thinkers to apply for a residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie for 6 up to 12 months. Participants are given the time and space that is needed to develop their talents, to discover as yet unexplored perspectives and delve into deeper layers of themselves. Start is beginning of April 2017. By mutual agreement, the residency can commence at a later date.

Participants receive amongst others:

  • A monthly stipend
  • A work budget
  • Advise by a group of advisors, consisting of experienced artists, designers, curators and art critics, who will make regular studio visits
  • Advise by different guest advisors who will make studio visits
  • Access to well-equipped Labs (wood and metal, print, photo, video and new media, and a library), run by experts in their discipline

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://www.janvaneyck.nl/en/home/call-for-applications_2016/

About: The Van Eyck is a post-academic institute for artistic talent development with an international outlook, located in Maastricht, Netherlands. The core values that the Van Eyck aspires to are meeting, connection, cooperation, engagement and process. These core concepts intersect with and reinforce one another, and together form the Van Eyck’s identity.

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Dendroica Gallery (WA), International Call for Entries: Ornithology

DendroicaDendroica Gallery (WA), International Call for Entries: Ornithology

Deadline: October 15th, 2016

Dendroica Gallery is looking for art addressing or representing the theme, “Ornithology.” Art submitted should be of or related to birds, and can be representative or abstract. All works must be in a suitable form of presentation. The organizers of the competition reserve the right to refuse any work not considered acceptable for presentation.

This call is open to all local, national and international artists. All art mediums will be considered, including photography, sculpture, fabric, mixed media, paintings and drawings. Sizes up to 4 feet are acceptable. Work to be hung on a wall must weigh less than 40 lb (18 kg). Freestanding 3D artworks must weigh less than 100 lb (45 kg).

Open to all local, national and international artists. Each artist may submit up to three (3) entries. All works must be original.  Entry fee. A 40% commission will be taken on all art sold during the exhibition.

Website link: http://dendroica.gallery/exhibitions/call-for-entries

Dendroica Gallery, 1718 E Olive Way, Seattle, Washington

 

 

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Art & Pancakes, August 21st, 2016

A short stack of art news for your Sunday morning. Enjoy!

Art Copyright, Explained   Link

Towards an Art History for Videogames   Link

Museums Association Ethics Committee Responds To Art Not Oil BP Sponsorship Report  Link

In a changing Washington D.C. neighborhood, urban art helps preserve community roots   Link

Edward Said Recalls His Depressing Meeting With Sartre, de Beauvoir & Foucault (1979)   Link

From Abraham Woodliff–Dear Artists: San Francisco Doesn’t Deserve You   Link

Artist Faig Ahmed Accuses Topman of Plagiarism  Link

When 100 Metronomes Perform György Ligeti’s Controversial Poème Symphonique   Link

Antoine Hunter Empowers Deaf Community Through Dance   Link

An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’   Link

Irwin Greenberg’s Painter’s Primer: A survival kit   Link

Politics, politics….Link  and  Link

Oldies but goodies:
Excellent Mark Vallen critique on Shepard Fairey   Link

Deconstructing Installation Art, Fine Art & Media Art (1986-2006) by Graham Coulter-Smith   Link

 

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Awagami Paper Factory (JP), International Call for Artists: Fully Funded Artist Residency 2016, Paper or Printmaking

awagamiAwagami Paper Factory (JP), International Call for Artists: Fully Funded Artist Residency 2016, Paper or Printmaking

Deadline: August 31st, 2016

Residency Period: October – November 2016

Awagami Factory’s Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper is located in Yoshinogawa City, Japan – the ancestral home of the originators of washi paper, the Inbe clan. Awagami creates washi using traditional materials & techniques while also providing a place for artists to develop, create and exhibit their work. The purpose of this residency program is to improve cultural ties through international artist and local community interactions. It is our goal to encourage a mutual understanding of global creative culture as well as to promote regional revitalization.

Residency Program Details: The program is open to both Japanese and International artists who will spend 1-2 months living and creating art in Awagami’s home of Yoshinogawa City with the hope they will be creatively stimulated by local ‘Awa’ culture. Each artist shall also hold a casual monthly discussion about their art as well as mount an end-of-residency exhibition. There may also be future exchange programs in collaboration with other international print studios and groups that run AIR (“Artist in Residency”) programs.

1.)Artists are invited from both Japan and abroad. Artist selection is done in collaboration with print studios and groups that run international AIR programs. Recommendations may also be made for recommending artists to AIR programs overseas.
2.)Financial support is provided via a stipend paid to the artist for living and production-related expenses.
3.)Artists are invited to stay from 1 – 2 months, primarily using Awagami Factory’s handmade paper studio + Awagami’s Print Labo (traditional & digital printing) to create their artworks.
4.)Artists are required to hold at least 1 lecture (or workshop) per month to create an opportunity for cultural interaction between artist and local community.
5.)Following the residency, an exhibition of the works created will be held for 2 weeks at Awagami’s exhibition space (or another suitable space). Additionally, it is our hope that artists shall mount exhibitions, give lectures and/ or publish the results of their residency upon returning home.

For full details and links to more information: http://www.awagami.com/air/english/index.html

PDF of support information: Awagami Residency 2016

 

 

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DEMO Project (IL), National Call for Proposals: Gallery Proposals from Artists and Curators, 2017

DEMO-1DEMO Project (IL), National Call for Proposals: Gallery Proposals from Artists and Curators, 2017

Deadline: September 19th, 2016

From their call: DEMO Project is an artist-run space for contemporary art located in Springfield, Illinois. We are soliciting proposals from artists and curators for 2017. We seek proposals for our front gallery, new rear gallery, and those that incorporate the grounds surrounding DEMO Project and/or the exterior site(s) of the structure. We welcome proposals that rely on any configuration of these sites. We are also interested in proposals for one-day/night events such as live performances, film screenings, and workshops.

We consider proposals that range from a traditional exhibition format to diverse alternative projects. We encourage proposals that respond to the site, emphasize a need or desire for creative departure, and/or demonstrate potential for community engagement. Proposals that hinge on the use of exterior sites can be ephemeral, happening only in conjunction with opening nights for exhibits in our gallery spaces, or they can run for the duration of accompanying exhibits that are scheduled in the interior galleries.

While centered in the Central Illinois region, we are proximal to the metropolitan centers of Chicago, Saint Louis, and Indianapolis — and we welcome submissions from around the country. DEMO Project was launched in September of 2013 with the knowledge that the bungalow in which we reside is slated for demolition, though the future date of demolition remains uncertain. The facility is donated for use by the Springfield Art Association, and is facilitated by artists affiliated with the University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts.

Website link for more detailed information: http://www.demoprojectspace.com/for-artists/

 

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PrintAustin (TX), National Call for Entries: The Contemporary Print 2017

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Deadline: October 1st, 2016

From their call: PrintAustin invites you to enter our 4th annual juried national exhibition “ The Contemporary Print” to be held at O2 Gallery at Flatbed Press Headquarters during PrintAustin 2017.

The Contemporary Print exhibition will be a survey of the traditions and the innovations of contemporary printmaking happening today. While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize traditional print media as their primary technique including: Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Silkscreen, and Monotype.

Eligibility: Open to artists 18 years and older residing in the United States. Any 2-D or 3-D work including ceramics, sculpture, mixed media and artists’ books that uses printmaking as the sole or major technique in its execution is eligible. Work cannot exceed 72 inches in any direction. No traditional or digital photography will be accepted.

*** Works that have been exhibited in past The Contemporary Print exhibitions are not eligible to be considered for this year’s entry. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us provide a fresh and current survey of printmaking today.

Juror: Susan Tallman is an art historian who has written extensively on the history and culture of the print, as well as on issues authenticity, reproduction and multiplicity. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal and website Art in Print, and her writing has appeared in Art in America, Parkett, Public Art Review, Art on Paper, Print QuarterlyArts Magazine and many other publications.

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3489&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

Website link: https://printaustin.org/

 

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The Center for Fine Art Photography (CO), International Call for Entries: Portraits 2017

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The Center for Fine Art Photography (CO), International Call for Entries:  Portraits 2017

Deadline: September 7th, 2016

The Center for Fine Art Photography (C4FAP) announces their call for photographers for Portraits, 2017.

From their call: Our annual portraits exhibition brings artists from around the globe into the spotlight. A portrait is a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, place, animal, or object. All subject matter, photographic genres, capture types, and photo-based processes are eligible to submit.

Eligibility: Calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate.

Juror: Karen Marks has been Director of Howard Greenberg Gallery for over 15 years. In that time she has organized countless exhibitions, curated international art fairs and edited many publications.

Honors: An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. All chosen artists are invited to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio sharing on the reception weekend. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition. Entry fee.

Awards:  Juror’s Selection: $400.00
Director’s Selection: $200.00
Honorable Mention Awards: 1 year membership and image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive: Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms. Professional installation images for your use. In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites. Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.

For submission guidelines and link to entry: http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/portraits-2017-karen-marks/

The Center for Fine Art Photography is located in the Poudre River Arts Center, Fort Collins, Colorado.

 

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Lee Gallery at Clemson University (SC), Call for Artists: Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibit 2017, “Adaptable: Facing the Future”

CVA-LeeGallery(2014)Lee Gallery at Clemson University (SC), Call for Artists:  Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibit 2017, “Adaptable: Facing the Future”

Deadline: October 14th, 2016  

The Lee Gallery at Clemson University invites artists working in drawing or printmaking to submit works for a juried exhibition exploring the concept of change. Works can explore any aspect of change from social to environmental, macro to micro, reactions or responses to change and its influence on our lives and beyond.

From their call: Since the beginning of our time on earth we have responded to the impact of change in every aspect of our human experience. In the ever-expanding social, technological, biological and digital era, change is taking place at unprecedented speeds while the world is becoming a much smaller place.  We are compelled to adapt, process and transform our understandings and perspectives on a daily basis. What we knew yesterday has mutated into a different context today, which will ultimately inform how we think about tomorrow.  The aim of the exhibit is to present an exploration into the nature of change and the responses it elicits through a wide variety of contexts.

Juror: Sydney A. Cross, Professor Emeritus Clemson University.

Eligibility: All U.S. artists at least 18 years old may submit original prints and drawings in any medium except photography. Works must not have been previously exhibited at the Lee Gallery.

Awards:
First Place          $500.00
Second Place     $300.00
Third Place         $100.00

Exhibit Dates: February 15th – March 15th, 2017

Link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3672&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

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FotoFilmic (BC), International Call for Entries: PULP Print Showcase

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Deadline: August 26th, 2016
FotoFilmic PULP Print Showcase, Edition #1 September 2016

PULP is FotoFilmic’s new island space AND a monthly series of curated print showcases highlighting film & analog photographers from around the world on paper & online. Curated by FotoFilmic in a 2-week 10-print format, PULP shows open at the FotoFilmic PULP art store & gallery on Bowen Island, British Columbia, on the last weekend of the month. Exhibited prints are custom matted by FotoFilmic before installing and are also featured online on the PULP page. Showcased prints remain available for sale under the new FotoFilmic PULP Collection + at the PULP cabin as part of its print inventory.

Juror/Guest Artist Picks: Dallas, Texas, photographer Brandon THIBODEAUX as first PULP Guest Artist.

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://fotofilmic.com/pulp/

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Sublime/Transcendent: Evy Cohen

The Grind’s weekly Monday post called Sublime/Transcendent features an Artist of the Week of the staff’s choice. The artists featured will range from emerging to the established. The work will span a wide range of ideas, processes, and media.

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent artist is Evy Cohen

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The Wood, 2016, Glass, Convex view, 57 x 36 cm

http://www.evycohen.fr/creation-en-verre/

 

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Contemporary Jewish Museum (CA), International Call for Entries: The Yud Video Project

YudVideo_exhibition_page_01Contemporary Jewish Museum (CA), International Call for Entries: The Yud Video Project

Deadline: October 15th, 2016

The Contemporary Jewish Museum is pleased to announce an open call for submissions for The Yud Video Project.

Expanding on the upcoming contemporary art exhibition From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art’s focus on recollections and reconstructions of the past, The Yud Video Project’s theme is “Memory.” Through the format of video and ever-accessible technology, moments are now recorded with the utmost ease and then translated into saved memories. However, edited video has tremendous power in recreating, rethinking, and reconstructing these very same moments. For this exhibition, submissions are encouraged to explore the unique ways memory is portrayed through video as an art form.

Submit your video to The Contemporary Jewish Museum and, if selected, your work will be featured in the Stephen and Maribelle Leavitt Yud Gallery, one of the most beautiful gallery spaces in The CJM’s Daniel Libeskind designed museum. Selected entries will be screened in the gallery during Museum hours from November 25th, 2016 to July 9th, 2017.

Artists whose videos are chosen will be given a complimentary membership to The Museum.

Artists of all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

  • Artists must be 18 years old or over.
  • Video must be original and not exceed five minutes.
  • Video must include an opening slide that contains the title of the work, the artist’s name, and the year it was created.
  • If the video uses a language other than English, English subtitles must be provided and embedded on the video file.
  • Submissions must include Entry Form signed and completed. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Website link for more information and to apply: http://www.thecjm.org/on-view/upcoming/the-yud-video-project/about

The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 

 

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Lower East Side Printshop (NY), National Call for Applicants: Keyholder Residency Program, Fall 2016, with stipend

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Lower East Side Printshop (NY), National Call for Applicants: Keyholder Residency Program, Fall 2016, with stipend

Deadline: September 1st, 2016, 6:00pm EST for residencies beginning October 1st, 2016

The Lower East Side Printshop, NY offers emerging artists with FREE year-long studio residencies to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Printmaking facilities are available for intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes, and other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

Keyholders work independently in the Printshop’s shared Artists’ Studio and have access to a vibrant community of peers. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking and some Master Printer assistance is included in the program.

Participation is limited and competitive. Applications are evaluated by a panelist of seasoned artists, curators, critics, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. Artists currently without a studio space are encouraged to apply.

Keyholder Residency includes:
• 24-hour studio access
$1,000 stipend
• storage space
• basic supplies (newsprint, blotters, solvents, cleaners)
• one free class in printmaking and consultations with Master Printers
• 20% discount on all Printshop classes
• free career development workshops
• inclusion in the Printshop’s permanent collection
• opportunities to show new work in exhibitions presented by the Printshop

Eligibility:
• Only legal US residents may apply (i.e., Social Security cardholders)
• Students enrolled in any kind of degree program at the time of the residency are not eligible
• Keyholder Residencies are limited to emerging artists only. The Printshop defines emerging artists as under-recognized and under-represented artists in early stages in their careers

Website link:  http://www.printshop.org/keyholder-residencies/

Applicant Guidelines:  http://www.printshop.org/keyholder-residencies/keyholder-residency-program-application-guidelines/

About: Lower East Side Printshop is a premier New York City printmaking studio supporting contemporary artists of all career and artistic backgrounds in creation of new work. Support includes facilities, time, financial, and technical assistance. With over 160 artists served each year, the Printshop is the largest printmaking workspace in the U.S.  They are located in New York, NY.

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Art & Pancakes, August 14th, 2016

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A short stack of art news for your summer morning…Enjoy!

Anthony Howe’s 2016 Rio Olympic Cauldron Sculpture   Link

Gordon Hall on Gender, Sculpture, and Relearning How to See   Link

Art Demystified: What Is The Role of Art Advisors?   Link

The Truth About Tenure in Higher Education   Link

At Seattle Art Fair, the Interaction Between Technology and Modern Life   Link

Artist Nick Cave Gets Personal About Race and Gun Violence   Link

When Painter Clyfford Still Sent Rubber Underpants to a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Female Art Critic   Link

University of Wisconsin–Stout Plans to Remove Two WPA Murals for Colonial Depictions    Link

90-Year-Old Vandalizes Crossword Artwork, Then Claims Copyright on the Result: She followed the instructions    Link   Welp

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The Print Club of Rochester (NY), International Call for Entries: Second Glance

PCRThe Print Club of Rochester (NY), International Call for Entries: Second Glance

Deadline: September 25th, 2016, midnight EST

The Print Club of Rochester is now accepting submissions for a thematic exhibition, Second Glance. This is a juried show inspired by observations that go unnoticed. The constant influx of visuals and events in our lives, when observed closely, are often stranger than anything we could invent. Through a diverse selection of printmaking methods, Second Glance will examine these curiosities of everyday life. The exhibition is open to all interpretations of the concept. Entry fee.

Eligibility: This call for submission is open to all artists 18 years of age and older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all printmaking media. Submissions must be original work, completed within the last 3 years. No drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are eligible. Two dimensional and three dimensional printmaking work will be accepted. Submissions may not exceed 24” x 24” framed.

Juror:  Art Werger, Professor of Printmaking, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Awards: Best in Show: $250, 2 Jurors Choice awards: $50

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://www.printclubofrochester.org/calls-for-entries/

About: The Print Club of Rochester (New York) is an organization devoted to preserving and exploring the fine art of printmaking.  Club members, ranging from printmakers to collectors to enthusiasts, all share an appreciation for the aesthetic of the medium and its ability to produce images in multiples.

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Cabin-Time Roaming Residencies, Call for Applicants, Cabin-Time 8: Eastern Sierras, with stipend

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Deadline: September 30th, 2016, 11:59pm EST    
Next Residency: Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra Mountains, California
April 1st – 9th, 2017
Cabin-Time is a roaming creative residency to remote places. Through work and play that is both off-the-grid and on-the-land, Cabin-Time provides an opportunity for creative experimentation, adventures in landscape, and forever friendships.

Cabin-Time invites artists, designers, writers, musicians, scientists, sign-painters, bird-watchers, cheerleaders, schemers and dreamers to make site-specific work in cooperative intentional isolation. Conscientious environmental stewardship is a core principle of Cabin-Time. Together, we work to set up camp, share chores, cook group meals, and help each other develop our ideas.

Cabin-Time: Eastern Sierras will take 12 creatives to the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. We are seeking proposals for projects and ideas that explore the history, geography, and spirit of the Sierras and that employ Leave-No-Trace land ethics.

There is no residency fee for accepted residents. Co-op vegetarian meals, transportation to and from the location, and light on-site supply needs are covered. Accepted residents will receive a $500 travel stipend for travel to and from a designated meeting point in Los Angeles, California. We will meet in Los Angeles on Friday, March 31st before hitting the road to cooperatively set up camp in the Eastern Sierras. Plans for departure from LA should be made for Monday, April 10th.

For more detailed information and how to apply: http://www.cabin-time.org/apply/

You will receive a reply within 24 hours to assure you that we’ve received your application. Selected applicants will be notified no later than October 31st, 2016.

 

 

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Glass Wheel Studio (VA), Open Call for Artists: Juried Exhibition, ‘The Slide Show’

submit-headerGlass Wheel Studio (VA), Open Call for Artists: Juried Exhibition, ‘The Slide Show’

Deadline: September 5th, 2016

If you took an art history course any time before the year 2005 you probably know a lot about 2 x 2 slides. They were the primary means through which art history was taught. All of that has changed now, of course. PowerPoint has relegated analog slide lectures to the scrap heap of history. As a result, universities and art historians have found themselves holding collections of literally thousands of old slides; all carefully labeled, arranged, and catalogued. These collections have become obsolete for the purposes for which they were made.  They are sadly unemployed.

To remedy the situation, we seek your help in giving these slides a second life – as raw material and conceptual inspiration for creative works.

Interested artists will be mailed 36 randomly selected 2 x 2 slides from a 10,000 slide collection covering the entire history of Western art. Responsive artworks will then be juried by a small panel of museum, gallery, and educational program directors into ‘The Slide Show’ exhibition at Glass Wheel Studio in Norfolk, Virginia on view January 21st – February 26th, 2017. *Cash prizes will also be awarded.*

The call is open to artists working in all media, with a particular interest in those working in glass. Artists will be selected on the basis of originality, understanding of the particular nature and history of the 2 x 2 slide, and on technical feasibility. Please see the guidelines regarding size, shipping, sales and submission timelines. Please note that international shipping is not an option for this open call. Entry fee.

For more detailed information:  http://www.glasswheelstudio.com/call-to-artists/

Link to apply: https://glasswheelstudio.submittable.com/submit/63075

About: Glass Wheel Studio is a contemporary art facility located in the heart of The NEON, Norfolk’s Arts District (Virginia). The recently renovated 8,500-square-foot space features two rotating galleries and affordable artist studios. Through stimulating exhibitions and an active Studio Artist Program, Glass Wheel Studio will cultivate a deep appreciation for contemporary art in glass and beyond. It serves as an incubator for extraordinary ideas and aims to encourage artists across all disciplines to pursue and elevate their craft. Glass Wheel is free and open to the public.

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The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (CA), International Open Call for Entries: Incarceration

Incarceration-FB-header-851x315The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (CA), International Open Call for Entries: Incarceration

Deadline: December 30th, 2016

From their call: The U.S. now confines more than 2.2 million people in its prisons. This amounts to 1.2% percent of its population, more than any other country and eight times more per capita than Russia. Our incarcerated citizens have become a shadow nation, hidden and often forgotten. This shadow nation is supported by a budget estimated at 64 billion annually, or nearly 6% of our gross national product. Incarceration has become a big and rigorously privatized business. Our current approach has produced a profitable if brutal cycle: poverty and the absence of economic opportunity funnel individuals into crime, prisons militate against rehabilitation, convicts re-offend following release, and after arrest are returned to prison as compliant recidivists. As a result, U.S. recidivism rates are now at 68% and increase every year. In this environment, it’s hard to tell where justice ends and vengeance begins.

How did we get here? Starting in the 1970’s, our prison population underwent rapid and unprecedented growth. In 2016, we house 700% more prisoners than we did in 1970. This increase happened in spite of steady decreases in violent crime. The growth of the prison population was fueled by the mandatory minimum sentences of the “War on Drugs”, and the accompanying “tough on crime” legislation. Prisoners are now overwhelmingly African-American and Latino, and the majority have been imprisoned for non-violent offenses. Many struggle with drug addiction and mental illness. Prisons in a single state, California, now house more of the mentally ill and drug addicted than all of the hospitals in America.

As grim as this situation appears, there are proven and equitable models for reform. In rebuke to our badly broken justice system, Germany, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden provide examples of what compassionate, evidenced-based approaches to crime and punishment can accomplish. These countries achieve exceptionally low rates of crime and recidivism with lower total and per capita expenditures. All of them provide intensive rehabilitation programs for inmates in an environment modeled closely on the communities where they will be reintegrated. This is followed by extensive coordinated support services after release.

Any path to reform will begin with a demand for justice: justice for the incarcerated, for their families, and for communities devastated by the loss of essential members. We have reached a critical moment in the struggle for a better criminal justice system. It is crucial that the chorus of voices making this demand includes artists and that these artists be willing to wield the power of art to inform, to inspire, and to heal.

All media will be considered, open to all countries.

Curators: Pat Sparkuhl, Gregg Stone, Leslie Davis

Website link: http://occca.org/CALL-FOR-ART.html#incarceration

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) is an artist operated California non-profit corporation dedicated to the pursuit of professional excellence and freedom of expression in the arts. OCCCA is located in the Santa Ana Artist Village, which is home to several galleries, artist studios, restaurants, shops, and First Saturday art walks.

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