San Francisco Arts Commission (CA), Request for Qualifications: 2017/2018 Prequalified Artist Pool

SFAC_logo San Francisco Arts Commission (CA), National Request for Qualifications: 2017/2018 Prequalified Artist Pool

Deadline: December 5th, 2016, 11:59 p.m. PST

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a prequalified artist pool for upcoming public art opportunities. The 2017/2018 Prequalified Artist Pool will be used to select artists for commissions for a range of new permanent public art projects associated with the construction of new civic buildings, parks, playgrounds, transportation and streetscape improvement projects throughout San Francisco. Certain projects may also offer opportunities for artists to work as part of a design team along with the project architect/designer.

The Arts Commission seeks visual artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches to include in the 2017/2018 Prequalified Artist Pool. Past public art experience is not required. These commissions are for artists who are interested in having their design concepts implemented in durable and maintainable materials*

*Due to limited resources, the Arts Commission is usually unable to commission electronic media based artworks.

Eligibility: Professional practicing visual* artists or artist teams residing in the United States. Artists who apply as part of a team may not also apply as individual artists. All artists and members of an artist team must reside in the United States to be eligible.

*The 2017/2018 Prequalified Artist Pool is not open to performing artists

Artwork Budgets: Budgets for commissioned permanent public project range up to $500,000 (inclusive of all costs).

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/calls-for-artists/2016/10/11/call-for-artists-20172018-prequalified-artist-pool/

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Visual AIDS (NY), International Call for Artists: 19th Annual Postcards from the Edge

unnamedVisual AIDS (NY), International Call for Artists: 19th Annual Postcards from the Edge

Deadline: December 5th, 2016 (Postmark)

Since 1998, Visual AIDS has produced the annual Postcards From The Edge exhibition and benefit sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists.

The 19th Annual Postcards from the Edge will be hosted by Metro Pictures from January 13th – 15th, 2017

Known within the art world as the most exciting and affordable way to add to a collection, Postcards From the Edge offers a unique opportunity for buyers to acquire original, postcard-sized artwork for less than a round of cocktails (give or take a martini). Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, each piece is exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. With the playing field leveled, all participants can take home a piece by a famous artist, or one who’s just making his/her debut in the art world. Nonetheless, collectors walk away with something beautiful, a piece of art they love.

Most importantly, by participating in Postcards From the Edge artists and collectors support the activities of Visual AIDS, enabling the organization to produce AIDS-focused contemporary art programs and provide supplies and assistance to artists living with HIV/AIDS, many who are unable to continue producing work without such support. All Postcards From the Edge proceeds support the programs of Visual AIDS.

Past Postcards From the Edge Participants: John Baldessari, Adam Fuss, Carrie Mae Weems, Jeff Koons, Mark Bradford, Sol LeWitt, Kerry James Marshall, Glenn Ligon, Yoko Ono, Kara Walker, Bill Viola, Catherine Opie, Kiki Smith, Tony Oursler, Vik Muniz, Jim Shaw, Elizabeth Murray, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Sze, Louise Bourgeois, and more….

They are looking for artists to donate a 4″x6″ original work of art; painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and mixed media are all welcome.

Website link: https://www.visualaids.org/events/detail/19th-annual-postcards-from-the-edge

Submission form PDF: PFTE_Artist_Form__Instructions_2017_(Fillable)

 

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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (NY), National Call for Applicants: 2017 Artist as Activist Fellowship

Robert-Rauschenberg-Foundation-logoRobert Rauschenberg Foundation (NY), National Call for Applicants: 2017 Artist as Activist Fellowship

Deadline: December 5th, 2016, 11:59 pm EST

Theme: Racial Justice with Particular Focus on Mass Incarceration

The Artist as Activist Fellowship provides independent artists and art collectives with a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work to the public sphere up to $100,000 over two years along with access to opportunities for professional advancement. Fellows are identified through a highly competitive open call for proposals.

Eligibility: US-based artists and artist collectives seeking to work full-time on an
ambitious creative work tackling this issue.

Fellowship Program Statement

Application Instructions 

Sample Budget

Submit Online Application 

Website link for more information: http://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/grants/current-rfp-0

FAQ: http://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/grants/grants-faq

About: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation seeks to further the artist’s philanthropic and educational initiatives, and aims to preserve and advance global understanding of the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg’s life and artwork. 381 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

Application Webinar: October 27th, 2016, 3:00 pm (EST) Register for Webinars Link

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Ground Floor Gallery (TN), Open Call for Artists: 5th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

gfg-call-for-entriesGround Floor Gallery (TN), Open Call for Artists: 5th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Deadline: February 28th, 2017

From their call: Submit your work to Ground Floor Gallery + Studios’ 5th Annual Juried Art Exhibition! “Best in Show” receives a solo exhibition in 2017. Discounts apply to entries submitted before Dec 31st, 2016 and the final submission deadline is February 28, 2016. 

Juror:This year we are honored to have the submissions juried by New York City artist, curator and community builder Austin Thomas.

The exhibition will run from April 1st – 28th, 2017.

All artists over the age of 18 and working in any medium are welcome to submit their recently made work (completed within the last two years).

Website link: https://groundflrgallery.com/submissions-2/enter-juried-exhibition-2016/

About: Ground Floor Gallery is committed to providing exhibitions with depth and relevance in multiple disciplines for a diverse audience. Ground Floor Gallery presents artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work in a collective artist community. We increase their exposure to art professionals and connect them with potential buyers. The gallery is currently accepting proposals for individual and group shows. We also have juried exhibitions and host shows curated by artists that occupy the studios. During juried group exhibitions artists set their prices and keep 70% of their sales. This allows artists to take risks that are not generally supported by commercial galleries. Ground Floor Gallery, 942 4th Avenue South, Nashville, TN

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Kala Art Institute (CA), Open Call for Artists: Couch Challenge

kala_blgKala Art Institute (CA), Open Call for Artists: Couch Challenge

Deadline: December 4th, 2016

From their call: Kala Art Institute announces the Couch Challenge, an open call to artists and artist teams working in all media (upholstery, graffiti, painters, mixed media). The Couch Challenge seeks an artist or artist team to spice up Kala’s one and only couch! We need your help to make this very comfortable couch look good! If you are up for the challenge, apply with a description of your vision and a portfolio demonstrating your style. Don’t hesitate to apply – JUST DO IT.

Selected artist(s) will be given one week to convert/liberate the couch onsite from December 6th to December 15th with 24/7 access. The Couch is scheduled to be unveiled during the Kala holiday party on December 15th from 6 to 8 pm.

Post Challenge: Selected artist(s) will receive one-month free communal studio access as an artist-in-residence at Kala in 2017. Materials to decorate will be provided by FlAX art & design.

Application fee: $10 or join Friends of Kala Membership Program at the Artist/Student level ($45) and waive the application fee. To apply for the call-for-entry while joining Friends of Kala, contact Ellen Lake in the Kala Development Department at ellen@kala.org or 510-841-7000. Please do not use Slideroom for this process. You will receive information how to submit your application materials.

For questions about The Couch Challenge and the online application guidelines, e-mail Amber Hoy at amber@kala.org

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://kala.slideroom.com/#/login/program/34413

Website: http://www.kala.org

About: Kala Art Institute’s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education. They area located in Berkeley, California.

 

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National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Call for Submissions: NCECA Prospectus For 2018 Concurrent Exhibition Proposals

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Call for Submissions: NCECA Prospectus For 2018 Concurrent Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: February 1st, 2017, 11:59pm EST

Theme- CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture

Overview: The exhibition and expansion of contemporary ceramic practice will include diverse approaches to ideas and senses of materiality involving clay and process. NCECA’s annual conference is enriched by the innovation and vision that emerges from our community to present ceramic art of the highest caliber in the form of Concurrent Exhibitions (CEs). These exhibitions make ceramic art visible and accessible to communities in which the conference is based. Concurrent Exhibitions also provide a platform for participating artists to engage with the global audience of ceramic enthusiasts to expand, challenge, and celebrate critical and aesthetic horizons of art made with clay. NCECA promotes Concurrent Exhibitions through the print conference guide, app, website, Blog and social media. While NCECA makes efforts to cluster the shows within art/ cultural districts to maximize viewer attendance, it is not able to guarantee that all exhibition venues will be included on tour routes.

2018 Exhibitions Focus: NCECA seeks exhibition proposals that incorporate clay as the principal medium of expression and have conceptual resonance with the theme of its 52nd annual conference, CrossCurrents: Clay and Culture. The conference will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in March 2018. Cross-currents within Pittsburgh’s three rivers are traversed by 446 bridges. These natural and cultural features are vibrant metaphors for the intersectionality, significance, and experience of different cultural constructs. Traditions and innovations coexist throughout the ceramic medium’s history. Our creative work with ceramic art in the 21st century can be a catalyst to generate dialog and empathy. When art grapples with change through underrepresented ideas, new models of creating, teaching, and learning, it has the capacity to crystalize experiences of diversity and notions of community. Through these exhibitions, NCECA hopes to share and promote innovative approaches to ceramic art that explore and highlight the experiences of diverse cultures within a dynamic society.

Eligibility Terms.Limitations: Proposals are welcomed from artists at various stages in their careers. Active membership in NCECA is a requirement for the person submitting the exhibition proposal whether as an exhibition organizer whose work is included in the exhibition or as a curator whose work is not included in the exhibition. Other artists included in the proposal are not required to be members of NCECA at the time the proposal is submitted.

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://nceca.net/concurrent-exhibition-proposals/

 

 

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ZER01 (CA), National Request for Qualifications: American Arts Incubator 2017 – 2018, with honorarium

zer01ZER01 (CA), National Request for Qualifications: American Arts Incubator 2017 – 2018, with honorarium

Deadline: January 15, 2017, 11:59pm PST

ZERO1 is calling innovative digital and new media artists with a love of travel and passion for community-driven public art to apply to participate in American Arts Incubator (AAI).

American Arts Incubator is an international creative exchange program developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program utilizes community-driven public art projects to instigate dialogue, bolster local economies, and further social innovation.

Inspired by the “business incubator” model made popular by Silicon Valley’s technology and startup companies, American Arts Incubator is a hybrid training lab, production workshop, and tool for public engagement. AAI, at its core, is a cross-cultural exchange of ideas that showcases artists as engaged and innovative partners in addressing social and environmental challenges. The selected U.S. artists team up with youth, women, and underserved populations, through country-based partnerships, to inspire community engagement through art programs. American Arts Incubator awards small grants to local participant teams to develop public projects addressing a social or environmental challenge relevant to their community. In doing so, the program seeds opportunities for ongoing, community-driven innovation by translating creative practices into projects and programming that can be sustained long after the U.S. artist leaves the overseas location.

Participating overseas locations for this opportunity are Ecuador, Egypt, India, Morocco, Poland, and Ukraine. One artist will be selected for each location. Program duration is June 1st, 2017 – August 31st, 2018.

Qualifying Criteria

  • Emerging, mid-career, or established digital and/or new media artist
  • U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age
  • Strong record of artistic accomplishments
  • Proof of adaptability and the capacity to work in international contexts
  • Relevant experience working with youth and/or underserved communities
  • Record of engaging with artists, youth, community organizations, and/or community members through teaching, workshops, social practice, artistic collaboration, or other outreach activities

Budget: The Artist will receive a USD $7,000 honorarium for participation, plus an assigned budget for workshop and public art production costs overseas. This budget is determined during the project proposal phase, prior to overseas travel. It is based on approval by ECA, the respective U.S. Embassy, and ZERO1. The program covers airfare, accommodations, and basic travel costs.

Learn more about criteria and application requirements: http://zero1.org/opencall/aai_201718

 

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Root Division (CA), Open Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists in MFA Programs*: MFA NOW 2017: Archive Project & Juried Exhibition

mfa-now-2017-10_0Root Division (CA), Open Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists in MFA Programs*: MFA NOW 2017: Archive Project & Juried Exhibition

Deadline: December 1st, 2016, 11:59pm PST

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to nine of the top MFA programs in the country: *California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Berkeley. The MFA Now Archive Project and Juried Exhibition provides a platform for looking at Bay Area artists and institutions in order to promote dialogue and to archive current art-making practices and models.

MFA Now 2017 will be the fifth iteration of this biennial project at Root Division. The concept for the MFA Now archive and juried exhibition was originally conceived by Claire Colette and Kari Marboe in 2011. The two artists, who were, at the time, in MFA programs at Mills and UC Berkeley respectively, saw a need for dialogue between programs, and they created this opportunity for connection. As a space dedicated to providing opportunities to emerging Bay Area artists, Root Division has elected to continue this project biennially.

Juror: Natalia Mount, Executive Director, Pro Arts

About the MFA NOW 2017 Archive Project: The MFA Now 2017 Archive is an inclusionary publication of all eligible MFA candidates set to be released in March 2017. All artists who submit to the MFA NOW 2017 exhibition will be featured in this archive. The book includes a full page dedicated to each contributing MFA candidate and a compilation of essays by faculty, Root Division staff, and the exhibition juror, serving to navigate the contemporary moment in Bay Area MFA programs and find connections between the artists and institutions. The archive catalogue is designed by Gold Collective.

About the MFA NOW 2017 Juried Exhibition: Each artist will submit a single artwork inclusion in the archive publication and for consideration for the MFA Now Exhibition. The juror will select up to twenty-five works from the submitted materials to be shown in Root Division’s gallery for the month of March 2017. An opening reception will be held on March 11th, and will also serve as the archive release party. To be considered for the exhibition, artists must complete the entire submissions process for the archive. The juror will review all submissions. We will notify selected artists of their inclusion in the exhibition by December 1, 2016.

Eligibility Requirements: Current Candidates from MFA Programs in “Visual Arts” from the following schools are welcome to apply: California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Arts Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, University of California at Davis, University of California at Santa Cruz, University of California at Berkeley

“Visual Arts” (for the purpose of this opportunity) include sculpture, painting, drawing, film/video, photography, ceramics, textiles, new genres, film/ cinema, design & technology, conceptual and information arts, intermedia/installation and social practice.

For more detailed information and link to entry: https://rootdivision.org/open-call-exhibition/mfa-now-2017

Download Application

Exhibition dates: March 1st – 25th, 2017

About: Root Division is an arts and arts education non-profit located in San Francisco, California. Root Division’s mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation.

Root Division, 1131 Mission St. (at 7th), San Francisco, CA 94103

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Incandescent Zine: Call for Color Film Photography Submissions, Issue Eleven

unnamedIncandescent Zine: Call for Color Film Photography Submissions, Issue Eleven

Deadline: December 15th, 2016

Incandescent is a bi-annual color film zine showcasing emerging photographers. They are accepting submission for Issue Eleven. As always, they are looking for color film work only.

Incandescent is curated and produced by Pine Island Press in Portland, Oregon. Incandescent does not charge submission fees.

Email up to 12 images or a link to your website.  Please include links directly to bodies of work/images that are both film and color. No digital photography will be accepted. (Please note that each issue has approximately 20 – 25 photographers in it. Due to the quantity of of contributors they cannot offer a free zine to those included but do offer a half-price discount.)

Please write “Issue Eleven Submission” in the subject line of your email. Email your images to  incandescentzine@gmail.com

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Sculpture Space Inc. (NY), Call for Applicants: Artist Residency 2018, with stipend

Sculpture Space Inc. (NY), Call for Applicants:  Artist Residency 2018, with stipend

Deadline: January 31st, 2017 (Application will open December 1st, 2016)

From their call: SCULPTURE SPACE, located in Utica, New York invites artists whose focus is sculpture to apply for a two-month residency between February and November 2018. Depending on funding, eighteen to twenty residents are selectively chosen each year with a stipend of $1,500 awarded to offset costs. We offer a 5,500 square foot shared studio with specialized equipment in addition to five private studios. $30 application fee.

Accepted artists are selected by a Review Committee and a guest juror. Artists are notified in March. Primary criteria for selection are based on the quality, originality and potential of their work and proposed project.

Applications are accepted from December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017

For more detailed information: http://www.sculpturespace.org/application-requirements/

About Sculpture Space: Sculpture Space is unique in North America for its service to sculptors who come to Utica, NY to make new work. The program has helped advance the careers of over 400 national and international artists since 1976. Artists-in-residence have access to specialized resources available in the Mohawk Valley to make sculpture on a scale which they otherwise might not afford, in a supportive environment conducive to experimentation. Work that is made and first seen in Utica is often exhibited in galleries, museums and sculpture parks worldwide.

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Sublime/Transcendent: Merritt Johnson

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 Merritt Johnson

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Cleopocahantra (2104), mixed fabrics, beads, porcupine quills, horsehair

NEA art talk with Merritt Johnson   Link

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Djerassi (CA), International Call for Applicants: Resident Artists Program, 2018

IMG_9739Djerassi (CA), International Call for Applicants: Resident Artists Program, 2018

Deadline: March 15th, 2017 

The Residency Program is designed as a retreat experience to pursue personal creative work and share in collegial interaction within a small community of artists. It is unpaid with no practical training or educational components involved. In this spirit residents are expected to commit themselves for the entire residency session awarded to them.

Residencies are awarded competitively, at no cost, to national and international artists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts, and media arts/new genres. We seek applications from emerging and mid-career artists, for whom appointments as resident artists may make a significant difference to their careers, as well as from established artists with national and/or international reputations. Applicants are evaluated by panels of arts professionals in each category. Those selected are offered living and studio space for a 30 day session during the season which runs from mid-April through mid-November.
National and International visual artists, composers, choreographers, media artists, writers and scientists (for the SDM session) are eligible. Alumni must wait three seasons before reapplying for a return residency.
Artist Disciplines:
  1. Literature, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, translation, and librettos
  2. Visual Art, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media and installation art
  3. Music Composition, instrumental forms (symphonic, chamber music, band), vocal forms (opera, choral, songs), electronic music, and music for film.
  4. Choreography, artists working in choreography.
  5. Media Art/New Genres, film, video, multi media, performance/experimental theater, sound art and radio.

Also in 2018:  2018 Scientific Delirium Madness: Application for Scientists–  The Scientific Delirium Madness is a collaborative initiative of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST) and Djerassi Resident Artists Program (DRAP). Empiricism and intuition are not mutually exclusive.  The goal of the project is to explore and expand how the creativity of scientists and artists are connected.

For more detailed information and links to apply:  http://djerassi.org/artistresidencies.html

Guidelines: http://djerassi.org/guidelines.html

About: The Djerassi Resident Artists Program has provided over 2,000 artist residencies, and currently serves approximately 90 artists each year, since 1979 – all free of charge. It is the largest artist residency program in the Western United States and considered among the best in the country. Each year dozens of artists from across the United States, and around the world, travel to the open hillsides and deep redwood forests of SMIP Ranch to take inspiration from the beautiful surroundings and seek refuge from the distractions of the world to concentrate on their creative projects. While in residence, the artists work in peaceful isolation within a supportive community of other artists and Program staff. They thrive on the intellectual stimulation and the collegial interaction in this intimate artist community.

 

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AC Institute (NY), Open Call for Submissions: 2017 Season


acAC Institute (NY), Open Call for Submissions: 2017 Season

Deadline:  December 22nd, 2016

From their call: AC Institute is pleased to announce our annual call for submissions for the 2017 season. This call is open to artists, curators and collectives who work within the genre of installation, sound, performance and/or video.

AC Institute is a hub for experimentation and radicalism. We are in search of creators whose practice challenges conventional expectations of meaning, objectivity, and medium.

Applicants should send a 500-word proposal with at least two (2) renderings (optional but encouraged) of the project that would be shown at AC Institute. Please include the following in your application:

+Duration of project (1 month maximum)
+Portfolio – for documentation, please submit up to 10 images (72dpi, JPEG) OR 2 videos and/or audio samples.
+CV
+Biography
+Website (if applicable)

Please submit all materials in a single PDF file and send to submissions@acinstitute.org with Proposal Submission in the subject line. Please note that you may only submit one project proposal

Website link: http://acinstitute.org/opencallforsubmissions/

About: The AC Institute’s mission is to advance the understanding of the arts through investigation, research and education. It is a lab and forum for experimentation and critical discussion. We support and develop projects that explore a performative exchange across visual, sonic, verbal and experiential disciplines. We encourage critical writing that challenges conventional expectations of meaning and objectivity as well as the boundaries between the rational and subjective.

AC Institute, 16 East 48th Street, New York, NY

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Art & Pancakes, November 27th, 2016

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A short list of post-holiday art news for your Sunday morning.

James Baldwin and Chinua Achebe’s Forgotten Conversation About Beauty, Morality, and the Political Power of Art   Link

A Step in the Right Direction for the Display of Native American Art   Link

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Puts Online 65,000 Works of Modern Art   Link

Relevant today: From 1972, John Berger’s BBC Program: Ways of Seeing , Episode 1   Link

10 fascinating crowdsourced artworks   Link

Yale Publishes the First Photo Facsimile of the Voynich Manuscript   Link

From the Irish Times: There’s plenty to suggest Trump is inimical to culture. Could his election spark a strong artistic response?   Link

10 Reasons to Support the Arts    Link

Lorna Simpson talks about her recent paintings and solo exhibition in Fort Worth  Link

Anne Truitt on Resisting the Label “Artist” and the Difference Between Doing Art and Being an Artist: “Artists have no choice but to express their lives.”   Link

Ed. note: Remember to buy from Artists and small businesses as often as you can this holiday season!

 

 

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Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, National Call for Artists: Waging Peace!

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, National Call for Artists: Waging Peace!

Deadline: January 31st, 2017

In the spirit of Picasso’s Guernica, the members of the selection committee for the Waging Peace! exhibition, are seeking artworks that are a comment upon:

  • a response to, solution towards, or consequences of peace or its absence.
  • active progress towards or questioning of the nature and possibility of peace, overcoming conflict, promoting, striving towards, seeking, investigating the journey of, and achieving peace.
  • potentially multiple levels of the possibilities mentioned, i.e.: personal, spiritual, regional, cultural, geographical, worldwide, etc.

All the above are acceptable sub-categories of the concept of the Waging Peace! exhibition, but please note: ideas should examine the topic of peace beyond pastoral scenes, tranquility, heaven, or clichéd symbols and the like.

Artists are eligible to submit works without regard to sex, race, creed or national origin. Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Artists must reside in the United States. All media is eligible for consideration. Mixed media, larger pieces and installations or collaborations are encouraged. There is a no entry fee. A maximum of two (2) works per person may be submitted. Digital images must be in jpeg format. Maximum image file size is 8MB. Slides will not be accepted. No entry fee.

PDF of call with full details and submission instructions:  waging-peace-call-to-artists

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts
Tallahassee, Florida

 

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Royal British Society of Sculptors (UK), Call for Applicants: 2017 FIRST@108: Public Art Award

new_firstat108_award_logoRoyal British Society of Sculptors (UK), Call for Applicants: 2017 FIRST@108: Public Art Award

Deadline: January 6th, 2017, 5:00pm GMT  

Applications are now open for the 2017 FIRST@108: Public Art Award – a unique biennial award designed to offer sculptors an opportunity to extend their practice into competing for public art commissions.

The award is open to any artist working in 3 dimensions in any media who has not yet won an open (or closed) competition for a commission to create a work for a public space above the value of £15,000. The winning sculptor is awarded £10,000 towards the cost of producing a large scale site-specific sculpture or installation. Over the following six months the fabrication of the winning work is supported by the award and the winner is mentored by a team of experienced professionals – engineers, consultants and artists – to ensure the concept is delivered to the exacting standards required of work to be installed in public spaces.

Like most public art commissions, we have given the 2017 Award a theme: ‘The Poetics of Structure’. Open to multiple interpretations and approaches, the theme lends itself to responses from artists interested in the structural and the engineered as a way to convey meaning. The brief for the award is to create an innovative work for temporary exhibition in a busy urban public space (initially the RBS forecourt with the potential of a second site afterwards). Following the application deadline five proposals will be selected by an eminent jury comprising Clare Burnett, RBS President, Bill Price, director at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Conrad Shawcross RA sculptor, and Hannele Tilles, curator. The five shortlisted artists will be invited to develop their proposal and create a maquette which will be exhibited at in the RBS gallery before the winner is selected.

For more detailed information: http://rbs.org.uk/awards/first108

Link to apply: http://rbs.org.uk/awards/first108/2017-first108-public-art-award-application-form/

This award is made possible by the generous support of the Mirisch & Lebenheim Charitable F

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Sanitary Tortilla Factory (NM), Call for Applicants: Funded Sculpture Residency

Sanitary Tortilla Factory (NM), Call for Applicants: Funded Sculpture Residency 

Deadline: January 8th, 2017  

LAUNCH 1.0 / 1.2 is the first chapter of a residency project based at The Sanitary Tortilla Factory(STF) in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. It represents the beginning of what will evolve into a larger, long-term, artist residency program focused on sculpture. The curatorial team of Lucy R. Lippard, Bill Gilbert and sheri crider will select two artists/groups to participate in two, six-week projects that emphasize key community engagement components. The program is seeking proposals that incorporate waste stream utilization or engage the community via social practice projects. The artists will be provided housing, travel funds ($500) and a stipend ($1500) for the residency. The emphasis of both projects art making process should actively engage a particular Albuquerque community or communities. The artist/artist group selected for the residencies should expand the notion of what it means to work in a socially responsible manner. In preparation for this project, STF has positioned itself as a liaison between the visiting artist and local agencies/resources that are open to collaborating with artists. Both residencies will result in an exhibition and inclusion in a catalogue.

STF Founder and Director sheri crider, who is both a working artist and a construction professional, is in a unique position to facilitate art collaborations for artists with construction/waste industries, educational facilities, and social welfare agencies. The waste stream utilization residency offers the artist a direct access to over 200 tons of construction demolition. A full workshop and studio space are available for the artists in residence. The workshop contains a basic woodworking shop (table saw, band saw, miter saw, sanders), as well as hand held power tools and light metal shop including a TIG/MIG chop saw and grinders.

The launch of the sculpture residency program is generously supported by the Fulcrum Fund in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The FUNd at Albuquerque Community Foundation.

For submission details and more information: http://sanitarytortillafactory.org/residency-program/

 

 

 

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8th Annual International Call for Entries: Lensculture Exposure Awards 2017

lensCulture8th Annual International Call for Entries: Lensculture  Exposure Awards 2017

Deadline: December 20th, 2016

From their call: The LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 aim to discover and showcase the world’s best contemporary photographers — including all genres of photography, and from diverse cultures on every continent. Now in its 8th year, the competition will help photographers of all levels gain global recognition and move forward creatively and professionally. Our international jury will select six top winners as well as eight jurors’ picks, 25 finalists and five student spotlights.

Awards include opportunities for exposure in the Exposure Awards 2017 online exhibition as well as at over 50 international photography festivals, inclusion in the upcoming photobook, The Best of LensCulture Today: 150 Contemporary Photographers, which will be distributed to over 1,000 industry insiders and sold worldwide, and so much more. These are our largest and most prestigious awards of the year and YOU are invited to submit your best photographs to gain worldwide exposure.

Entry Fees: $60 USD for Series (10); $50 USD for 5+ Singles ($10 per additional entry; $20 per single photo ($10 per additional photo). Students: 30% discount on entry fee

For more detailed information, link to apply, FAQ, guidelines, jurors and categories: https://www.lensculture.com/exposure-awards-2017

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National Parks Arts Foundation, International Call for Applicants: 2017 Haleakalā National Park Artist-in-Residence (HI), with stipend

65fe9f_fe26c72919374e9d95bde46f2ce4e920National Parks Arts Foundation, International Call for Applicants: 2017 Haleakalā National Park Artist-in-Residence (HI), with stipend

Deadline: January 20th, 2017

Residency dates: December 1st – 29th, 2017

 

From their call: The Artist-in-Residence program at Haleakalā National Park consists of a program for all Arts and artist(s) worldwide in all artistic media. This is a December Residency open to all arts, writers and and performance media.  The artist(s)-in-residence will be granted $2000 (subject to federal law or regulations) lodging, 15 nights in “out-back” park cabin accommodations in the crater (which must be reserved 7 days after artist acceptance), and a venue for at least one workshop, lecture or performance/concert. The artist(s) must commit to the entire month term that they will be applying. There is no studio space available this term, so the selected artist will have to work in their living space or plein-air. 

Artists may present at minimum one 1-hour public program, workshop, concert or lecture during their residency at Haleakalā National Park, this can be presented either at the park or another venue as deemed by NPAF and NPS staff. The artist(s) may also opt to have more public engagements (workshops/concerts/lectures) and much more daily visitor interaction as stated in their project proposal.This presentation (above) may be the same program repeated and will reflect artist’s medium, interest, and park experience. Artists must provide their own supplies and equipment for these presentations and must describe each in date/location and content in their proposal. We also encourage artists to give public presentations in their own community about their residency experience in Haleakalā National Park to further broaden the reach of the program’s purpose.

For terms & conditions: http://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/hale-terms-and-conditions

Link to apply:  http://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/apply-haleakala-national-park

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Brookline Arts Center (MA), National Call for Artists: Up/Rooted


uprooted_blockBrookline Arts Center (MA), National Call for Artists: Up/Rooted

Deadline: January 27th, 2017, 11:59pm EST

The Brookline Arts Center invites artists who reside in the United States to submit work that explores origin, displacement and the influence of the past on the future. How do we connect with where we come from if we are no longer there? How does our sense of place relate to our culture and identity? We are looking for work that raises questions and draws influence from heritage, culture and familial traditions, and explores how we come to terms with being up/rooted. All media welcome!

Eligibility: All artists residing in the United States are eligible to submit work. All applications must be entered online through the BAC’s submission form. Entry fee.

  • All media welcome.
  • Artwork must have been created within the last five years.
  • All submitted work must be original.
  • Work must be available for exhibition dates.
  • Maximum size 2D: up to 84″ in either dimension.
  • Maximum size 3D: combined dimensions must not exceed a total of 144 inches (height+width+depth), total weight must not exceed 100 lbs.
  • Video work: If accepted, the artist is responsible for providing all necessary viewing equipment.

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: http://www.brooklineartscenter.com/gallery/UpRootedCallForArt

Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, Massachusetts

 

 

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STARworks Clay Studio (NC), International Call for Applicants: Artist in Residence

STARworks Clay Studio (NC), International Call for Applicants:  Artist in Residence

Deadline: April 30th, 2017 

The STARworks Clay Studio is accepting applications for residency positions of one to six months duration for June through December of 2017. Resident artists are selected based on a competitive pool of applicants from across the country and abroad, working in sculpture, functional pottery and design. Residents are chosen based on the quality and strength of their work, clearly expressed goals for residency and the dynamics that fit the studio at a given time to foster the excellence and diverse creative atmosphere of STARworks Clay Studio. Residents are provided with time to push personal, professional, technical and conceptual limits. Ceramic artists who are at a crucial stage in their career and require an opportunity to experiment, refine and formalize studio practices are encouraged to apply. The residency allows artists the opportunity to expand studio practices, experiment with a stipend of STARworks manufactured local clay and work with nearby Seagrove, North Carolina potters.

Resident artists, interns and visiting artists have the opportunity to teach workshops in their fields. This helps foster an educational environment in the studios. Workshop instructors receive 40% of the revenue generated from participant fees.

For more detailed information: http://www.starworksnc.org/clay-studio/clay-studio-resident-artist-program.html

About: STARworks is a project of Central Park North Carolina, a 501-(c)(3) not for profit organization based in rural central North Carolina. The mission of CPNC is to grow a new rural economy based on the sustainable use of the natural and cultural resources of the region.

 

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Motonaga Sadamasa

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 Motonaga Sadamasa

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Work (Water), 1956/2011, Polyethylene, water, dye, and rope, dimensions variable

Interview with Motonaga Sadamasa  Link

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Occupy Museums, Open call to join debt-organizing platform at 2017 Whitney Biennial (NY): Debtfair

submit-headerOccupy Museums, Open call to join debt-organizing platform at 2017 Whitney Biennial (NY): Debtfair

Deadline: December 9th, 2016, 11:59pm EST

From their call:
Are you an artist? Are you in debt?
The day after the election, a well-known art collector writes: “Congratulations President-elect Donald Trump. The people have spoken….nothing left to do now but stop bitching and griping and get on with the job. …it’s not as bad as you think.” That day, the stock market also spoke by closing at an all time high. Business will go on for the wealthy, the top tiers of the art market will continue to boom, but many face dark days ahead. Racism, sexism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia have been normalized while inequity across all communities is sure to widen. The inequity shared by people in red and blue states is financial precarity and debt.

Occupy Museums invites artists across the US to unite in Debtfair, a project that will be shown at the Whitney Biennial in spring 2017. Debtfair is a means of exposing the hidden layer of debt within the art market and its institutions. The 92 artists currently on debtfair.org hold 5.2 million USD of debt. We will expand this community in 2017. All artists who apply through this open call will be featured on a revamped debtfair.org and their work will be shown digitally in the museum; 30 artists who are indebted to the same institutions will exhibit their physical work.

We believe that the practices of painting, sculpture, performance, video, music, and conceptual practice lie at the core of a progressive democratic society. Yet artists and culture workers face evermore extractive economic burdens parallel to the booming wealth and financialization of the art market. Debt often elicits feelings of shame and alienation. It is a hidden tool of economic, social, and racial division. Yet, by showing how we are interconnected through it, Debtfair mobilizes around the financial relationships that bind us to one another, locating possibilities for solidarity in a global struggle, and leveraging our collective power as debtors.

We ask our fellow artists to complete the following questionnaire to begin the process of joining Debtfair. Sharing data about your debts allow us to paint an accurate picture of art and debt today. Only images of your artwork and select written answers are shown publicly with ability to edit your public profile at any point. All information is kept in confidence.

We are particularly interested in organizing groups of artists around the following criteria:
–Artists currently in default (including but not limited to education, mortgage, auto, credit card, medical and personal debts. Institutions may include but not be limited to JP Morgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, FedLoan, Sallie Mae, Navient, Fannie Mae, debt collectors, etc.)
–Current and former students of New York University with outstanding debts
–Puerto Rican Artists and artists of Puerto Rican descent who have been directly affected by austerity measures and/or with relationship to Banco Popular (and other institutions)

Artists in the exhibition will be notified by the end of December 2016.
For media restrictions and further guidelines: https://debtfair.submittable.com/submit/71433/join-debtfair

Apply
Debtfair Manifesto

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Raritan Valley Community College (NJ), International Call for Artists: The Video Show, 4th Annual Juried Exhibition of Video and Digital Media Installation

Raritan Valley Community College (NJ), International Call for Artists: The Video Show, 4th Annual Juried Exhibition of Video and Digital Media Installation

Deadline: December 1st, 2016

Eligibility & Media: Original work in Video, Video Installation, Motion Graphics and Interactive Installation, or any “New Media” work. Work originally created in both digital and analog formats are acceptable. Duration may not exceed 10 minutes per piece. There is no minimum duration.

All work must be available for a period of up to two years, and not have been shown previously at RVCC. Artists will be notified of the schedule in the case the exhibition travels.

Work in all Video Art styles will be considered, including shorts, experimental, poetic, narrative, abstract, documentary, music, and installation. The exhibition will include single channel presentation of accepted works. Pieces will be on a loop shared with other artists/pieces.

Installation Pieces: In addition to single channel video, artists who work in installation are encouraged to submit pieces which incorporate video and interactive media. For installation pieces a short proposal should be sent with the entry form, including dimensions, materials, equipment, audio, and photographs of this or previous installation work. Silent pieces or work using headphones are preferred for installation work.

There is no fee to enter.

For more detailed information and guidelines: http://www.raritanval.edu/sites/default/files/aa_PDF%20Files/1.x%20Academic%20Programs/RVCC_VideoShow_2017_Call-for-Entries_.pdf
Raritan Valley Community College
North Branch, New Jersey

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Art & Pancakes, November 20th, 2016

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Art news on a gray Sunday morning.

Part-time lecturers on precarious work: ‘I don’t make enough for rent’   Link

Imaginative Protest   Link

For Freedoms artist-led super PAC’s billboard combines Trump’s campaign slogan with a Civil Rights-era photo Link

“Left Right Left Right (1995), a piece by Annette Lemieux at the Whitney Museum that consists of 30 images of raised fists, has been turned upside-down at the artist’s request   Link

After the Election, US Museums Affirm Their Roles as Safe, Open Spaces   Link

The Psychology of Messiness & Creativity: Research Shows How a Messy Desk and Creative Work Go Hand in Hand   Link

How Public Art Exposed Class Tensions in San Francisco   Link

Art Demystified: What is the Role of the Curator?   Link

Soundbreaking: The San Francisco BayArea recording history   Link

The Closing of Seattle’s Suyama Space   Link

Hokusai’s Picture Book of Everyday Life in Edo-Era Japan   Link

7 Vanishing Technologies Making a Comeback through Art   Link

Formation of self/individual’s place in a turbulent society among the themes reflected in the 2017 Whitney Biennial: List of Artists   Link

Anselm Kiefer calls for his first exhibition in China to be cancelled: Says he did not give his consent to the show at Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts   Link

Jerusalem Art Installation Flower Street Lamps ‘Bloom’ When You Approach Them   Link

Susan Sontag on moral courage and the power of principled resistance to injustice   Link

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MarinMOCA & the City of Novato (CA), Call for Applicants: 2017 Artist In Residence Program, with stipend

mmoca-logoMarinMOCA & the City of Novato (CA), Call for Applicants: 2017 Artist In Residence Program, with stipend 

Deadline: December 15th, 2016

Provided in partnership with the City of Novato, MarinMOCA is offering two on-site residencies for artists in 2017. The artists will have the opportunity to concentrate on making their art while giving the community opportunities to connect and learn from his/her art practice and knowledge.

The artist will be provided with 24 hour access to a private enclosed studio (227 square feet) here at the Novato Arts center. Studio is equipped with lighting, heat, table and chair, as well as access to on-site kiln, and larger classroom space as available. Studios are non-smoking, no pets allowed. This is a live-out residency, meaning housing is not provided. For this reason, selected artists must live within driving distance of MarinMOCA. The artist will be surrounded by 50 artists who provide an atmosphere of friendly and inspiring artistic dialogue. Courtesy and mutual respect of other artists working on site is required. The selected artists will also receive a stipend during their stay. $1000 dollars will be given to the artist at the beginning of their stay, along with a $200 gift certificate to the adjoining restaurant Beso Bistro. The remaining $1800 will be given at the completion of the residency. All other costs for material or travel will be covered by the artist. The artist chosen will be a valued and integral part of MarinMOCA’s programming and outreach to the community, and in this spirit residents are expected to commit themselves for the entire residency awarded to them.

Notification of Selection: January 14th, 2017
First Residency: February 1st – June 30th, 2017
Second Residency: July 15th – December 15th, 2017
Residency duration: 5 months

Website link: https://www.marinmoca.org/Artists/CallForEntries.aspx

PDF with full details: https://www.marinmoca.org/Artists/Images/2017-AIRprospectus.pdf

About: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art connects art, community, and artistic expression. It is a unique non-collecting museum that is for artists, about artists, and by artists. MarinMOCA seeks to present art in an environment that provides a supportive venue for artists and exhibitions that inspire the community.

MarinMOCA is located at the beautiful Novato Arts Center at historic Hamilton Field in Novato, California. The museum has a main gallery as well as the Ron Collins lobby gallery, a museum store, a classroom, and artist studios. Over 40 artists have working studios in 3 buildings that provide an atmosphere of creative energy in which contemporary art flourishes.

 

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Blue Line Arts (CA), International Call for Ceramic Artists: Off Center

bla_logoBlue Line Arts (CA), International Call for Ceramic Artists: Off Center

Deadline: February 23rd, 2017

From their call: Blue Line Arts is proud to present Off Center, a brand new international ceramic art competition for 2017. This year, we are honored to have such illustrious ceramic artists, Sandra Simon and Robert Brady, as our judges. Since the first ceramics were created, like Venus of Dolní Věstonice, before 25,000 BCE and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BC, people have been fascinated with clay. Here is your opportunity to show what your vision is in ceramics.

Awards: First Place: $1000., Second Place: $750., Third Place: $500., Curator’s Choice: A solo exhibition, to take place in our Westpark Workshop Gallery in 2018, will be given to one participating artist.

Eligibility:
1) Off Center is open to all ceramic artists worldwide.
2) Artists may submit up to three (3) entries that are original pieces and are made up of at least 80% clay as the primary medium. Three (3) Images (views – front, back, top) per ENTRY may be submitted.
3) Size limitations: Pieces must be able to enter through doors with clear entry of 94″ h X 91″ w inches. Please have mercy on us and do not submit pieces that are over 60 pounds.
4) We have 10 foot ceilings in the gallery.
5) Submission of all works must be done online via EntryThingy. Click on the “Call For Artists” button on the Blue Line Arts website and you will be taken automatically to the EntryThingy sign-in.
6) All works submitted must have been created after January 2014

Prospectus for more detailed information: http://www.bluelinearts.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Prospectus_Off-Center.pdf

Website: http://www.bluelinearts.org/

About: The Non-Profit Organization Blue Line Arts is an active South Placer community resource established over 45 years ago to promote the arts. Blue Line Arts showcases the works of regional and national artists, and offers flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures, parties, and demonstrations. A special Childrens Gallery provides a dedicated location for children’s programs.

Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100, Roseville, California

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Bradley University (IL), International Call for Submissions: 36th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition

Bradley University (IL), International Call for Submissions: 36th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition

Deadline: January 18th, 2017 (postmarked)

The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. This year’s exhibition will be held at four prominent Peoria Illinois Galleries, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Studios on Sheridan, Prairie Center of the Arts, and Heuser Art Gallery at Bradley University.  The 36th Bradley International will be juried by Kathryn Polk. Polk (born 1952) studied at the Memphis Art Academy and The University of Memphis. She lives and works in Tucson, Arizona where she is the co-owner of L VIS Press, a lithography print studio.

Eligibility: Any artist 18 years of age or older is encouraged to submit original prints or drawings produced within the last three years (2013-2016). Experimental techniques are encouraged.

Media: Open to all traditional and non-traditional graphic media, including all forms of printmaking, drawing, and book arts.

Three cash awards will be selected by the Juror. Purchase awards will be made by the University.

Awards: 1st Place – $3,000,  2nd Place – $1,750,  3rd Place- $750

Website link: http://art.bradley.edu/bug/35th-bradley-international-call-for-entries/

 

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FotoFilmic (BC), International Call for Entries: 4th FotoFilmic/PULP Print Showcase, January 2017

pulpFotoFilmic (BC), International Call for Entries: 4th FotoFilmic/PULP Print Showcase, January 2017

Deadline: December 11th, 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, BC, Canada. 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.

Each call FotoFilmic invites a Guest Artist to pick 3 winning prints among the 10 exhibited: these photographers are gifted with a complimentary entry to the FotoFilmic’17 Competition launching in December. For this 4th edition Berlin-based fashion photographer Stefan Milev as their Guest Artist!

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

 

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The Compound Gallery (CA), Call for Applicants: AGITPROP Residency Program

LOGOwebThe Compound Gallery (CA), Call for Applicants: AGITPROP Residency Program

Submission Deadline Dates: December 1st, March 1st, June 1st, September 1st

From their call: The AGITPROP residency is designed to give a concerned individual the opportunity to create art with a message. We are reaching out to all of those (not just artists) who have a cause they believe in. The project will take form as a new residency program focused on traditional printmaking techniques (e.g., letterpress, silkscreen, etching, relief, photopolymer plates) and building a bridge between printmaking’s historic relationship to generating social/cultural/political awareness and contemporary social media/online forums. The Compound Gallery, LLC  in northwest Oakland will serve as headquarters for the residency program, but dissemination of residency projects will take place publicly – anywhere in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco counties, and possibly beyond the Bay Area– as well as across the internet.

Our goal is to support concerned individuals by sharing the Compound’s extensive art making facilities so that they may share one important cause of their choosing to produce at least 100 prints (posters, brochures, postcards, zines) that highlight the objectives of their cause in one month’s time.

This residency is not intended to promote a specific organization. The works produced could still cover the general beliefs and cause of a particular organization without being specific to a select organization.  A few examples of significant and timely local issues we would like to encourage dialog about include, but are not limited to: political issues, human rights, police brutality, homelessness, lack of affordable housing,  climate change, the statewide drought, water rights, tolerance, racism, LGBTQ rights, and other issues of concern. Messages of hate will not be accepted or tolerated.

What better way to get your message out there than producing aesthetically interesting art work?  Dissemination and uncensored public dialog pertaining to the selected social causes elicited by creative acts transmitted beyond the gallery walls are an integral part of the residency program. Works printed during the residency are for FREE dissemination NOT for sale. This residency is about making art and sharing your voice. We imagine that the print media created during the residencies will be displayed on street posts, buildings, and community center billboards, and distributed as free giveaways at events, neighborhood meetings, on public transportation, libraries or other civic spaces; anywhere with high public visibility. Through the residency program, we hope to encourage people to critically engage with pressing social issues and initiate conversations with as broad and diverse of an audience as possible, reaching beyond the scope of typical gallery patrons.

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: http://thecompoundgallery.com/agitprop/

The Compound Gallery & Studios, 1167 65th St. Oakland, CA 94608

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International Call for Applicants: Maryland Institute College of Art’s Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France

micaInternational Call for Applicants: Maryland Institute College of Art’s Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France

Deadline: February 1st, 2017

The Maryland Institute College of Art is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2016 session of The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France. Residencies will be awarded to 4-8 applicants (artists and artist couples)
Session dates: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 to Saturday July 29th, 2017
Awards announced: March 1st, 2017

The residency is housed in the medieval riverside village of Léhon, which is a “Petite Cité de Caractère” and is graced by a medieval abbey and its gardens and by the ruins of the oldest fortress in Brittany on a hill overlooking the village

Competitive residencies are open to all practicing non-student visual artists and artist-couples working in any media and regardless of their affiliation and nationality. No application fee. The Residency provides free lodging and studio space. Residents are responsible for the cost of travel, most meals, materials, and personal expenses.

Complete and detailed information, including the on-line application form: https://www.mica.edu/Programs_of_Study/International_Education/For_Faculty/The_Alfred_and_Trafford_Klots_International_Program_for_Artists/Program_Details.html

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Job- Princeton University, Program in Visual Arts, Call for Applicants: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Film and Video Production

Job- Princeton University, Program in Visual Arts, Call for Applicants: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Film and Video Production

Deadline: Applications received by December 1st, 2016   

Princeton University’s Program in Visual Arts, under the aegis of the Lewis Center for the Arts, is seeking applicants for a film and/or video-maker to teach undergraduate-level courses in film and video production effective September 1, 2017.

The Program invites applications from film and video-makers fully conversant with the workflow in digital media (currently all courses are taught with HD equipment). The candidate must have at least three years full time undergraduate teaching experience, a familiarity with a wide range of artistic concepts and methods, and a demonstrated record of creative work as evidenced by screenings in cinema houses, festivals, museums, television, or other related venues.

The candidate should have a demonstrated ability and commitment to engage productively with students at all skill levels and an eagerness to foster a vital role for film production within the context of a liberal arts university. The candidate must be able to teach introductory to advanced production classes and storytelling processes in narrative and documentary filmmaking.

The successful candidate will teach two classes per semester. S/he will work with the Director of the Visual Arts Program on all aspects of the study of undergraduate film and video production in relation to studio art, photography, graphic design, media, and the scientific and the humanistic studies at Princeton. Duties will include space and lab planning; advising junior and senior independent film projects; and the mentoring of other students interested in the visual arts. The candidate will join an established interdisciplinary art center whose faculty work broadly to encourage the creativity and growth of undergraduate students.

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=225758

 

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: David Hammons

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 David Hammons

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In the Hood, 2016/1993

2016 NYTimes article on David Hammons   Link

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