Djerassi (CA), Call for Applicants: Resident Artists Program, 2016

IMG_9739Djerassi (CA), Call for Applicants: Resident Artists Program, 2016

Deadline: March 15th, 2015

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. The residency is at no cost to artists. Artists must cover the cost for travel and materials.

Residency Award: 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.

Processing fee: $45.

ARTISTIC DISCIPLINES: There are five categories.

  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 and radio.

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://www.djerassi.org/artistresidencies.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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Missouri Western State University, International/National Call for Proposals: Centennial Sculpture 2015, with honorarium

Missouri Western State University, International/National Call for Proposals: Centennial Sculpture 2015, with honorarium

Deadline EXTENDED: March 11th, 2015

Missouri Western State University in Saint Joseph, Missouri is accepting proposals for a sculpture to commemorate the university’s centennial. Regional, national, and international artists are invited to submit proposals for this permanently installed sculpture.

The selected artist will receive a $10,000 honorarium.

Submission details: Work must be original and unique, created specifically for this competition. Final sculpture must be professionally constructed of durable materials that will withstand the elements and be maintenance-free for generations to come. Please attach three images (drawings, 3D models, or photos of maquettes) per submission that clearly show a front and back view. Artists may submit up to three (3) proposals for consideration, but each submission must have a minimum of three images attached. Please give all dimensions for the artwork. There are presently no restrictions on size. The installation method for each sculpture should be welded tabs or similar easy-install method.

Selected artist is responsible for transportation of the artwork to the installation site. The University is responsible for all costs for materials and workmanship for the initial installation of the artwork, including site preparation, plinth, and cleanup. Once installed, the sculpture will become the property of Missouri Western State University.

Website link for more detailed information: https://www.missouriwestern.edu/art/centennialsculpture/

Link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2313&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

MWSU Centennial Sculpture, Department of Art, Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, Missouri

 

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Elon University (NC), Call for Entries: [RE]Gen New Media Festival

elon-university_200x200Elon University (NC), Call for Entries: [RE]Gen New Media Festival

Deadline: March 15th, 2015

The [RE]Generative New Media Festival at Elon University invites the work of regional, national, and international artists across a wide variety of styles, contents, technologies, and lengths. Open to any new media artist working in screen- and time-based work, including video art, experimental documentary, animation, computational art, or any single or multiple-channel work that may be viewed on a single large-scale screen. Artworks may be but need not necessarily be narrative. A full-color print catalog will be published and distributed to all exhibiting artists.

.Exhibition: All work will be projected on a large screen in traditional cinema style at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Burlington, North Carolina, close to Elon University’s campus. [RE]Gen is part of an innovative partnership between Elon’s Department of Art and Art History and Burlington Downtown, Inc.

 Eligibility: Open to any new media artist working in screen- and time-based work, including video art, experimental documentary, animation, computational art, or any single or multiple-channel work that may be viewed on a single large-scale screen. Artworks may be but need not necessarily be narrative.
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About: Elon University is a selective private liberal arts university located in Elon, North Carolina renowned for engaged and experiential learning. Elon University’s Art and Art History Department is committed to scholarly pursuit and creative expression. Our students and faculty thrive in the rich intellectual community of our Studio Art, Art History, and Fine Art disciplines. Each discipline studies art, art history or the interdisciplinary arts with its own focus, yet shares the passion to advance critical viewing, thinking, and communicating skills in our students. Together, we set out to understand art in its many contexts. Our programs share in the mission of the broader university, with its dynamic and challenging undergraduate curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and integrated learning across the disciplines.

 

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NARS Foundation (NY), International/National Call for Applicants: Artist Residency Program 2016 – 2017

Res Open Call 2015NARS Foundation (NY), International/National Call for Applicants: Artist Residency Program 2016 – 2017

Deadline: April 1st, 2015

From their call: The NARS Foundation is currently accepting applications for our International Artist Residency Program.  Our residency program supports emerging and mid-career artists as well as artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration. We offer 24/7 access to 280 – 325 sq ft studio spaces in our diverse artist community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.  Our residency artists benefit from our community driven program and the ongoing dialogue between fellow residency artists.  Residents also have the advantage of working alongside emerging and established NYC based artists in our studio facilities.  While experimenting and creating new work in the studio, artists are encouraged to engage with the public through public events, presentations,  open studios, exhibitions, outings, and studio visits with curators, gallerists, and arts administrators.

During our Spring Open Call, NARS will offer 3-month residencies for U.S. based applicants and 3-month and 6-month residencies for international applicants. Only U.S. based artists are eligible for the Full and Partial Residency Fellowships at this time. International artists who need funding to cover the program fee, travel, materials, and accommodations should apply to other sources for this support.

Entry fee: $35. USD

Website link for more detailed information: http://narsfoundation.org/NARS_ResGui_2015.php

View International Artist Application Guidelines

View US-Based Artist Application Guidelines

About: The mission of the NARS Foundation is to provide a diverse platform for cultural exchange and collaboration among artists and curators. NARS provides an array of creative support services including cross-cultural exchanges, integrated residency programs and affordable studio spaces that connect with the needs of both emerging and mid-career artists. With a focus on international cultural exchange, the NARS Foundation is committed to supporting the creative professional development of artists and curators from around the world as well as community building through public programs that engage the local community in Brooklyn, New York.

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Sublime/Transcendent: Krištof Kintera

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 well known. The work will span a wide range of ideas, methods of working, and various media.

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent Artist is Krištof Kintera

Krištof Kintera, miracleMiracle (500 days from 12. 09. 2008), modified street lamp, 2008

http://www.kristofkintera.com/all-work.htm

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Art Slant, International Call for Applicants: Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency, Summer Session 2015, in Paris, France

fee-residency-locationartslantArt Slant, International Call for Applicants: Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency, Summer Session 2015, in Paris, France

Deadline: April 3rd, 2015, midnight PST

Summer Residency period: July 1st – August 31st, 2015

The Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency has been established in memory of ArtSlant’s Founder who passed away December 8th, 2012. Georgia was dedicated to supporting and investing in young artists and writers, and she had a deep connection with the city of Paris. This residency, which offers artists and writers the opportunity to create work in Paris, has been created in Georgia’s memory.

The goal of the Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris is to support and invest in emerging artists and arts writers, to provide an opportunity for them to advance their work and engage with the cultural landscape of Paris, to encourage experimentation, and to increase exposure of their work to an international audience.

The Residency is open to visual artists of all mediums, art writers and critics, 24 years or older. Recent graduates are especially encouraged to apply. The selection will be made based on the merit of past work and the potential for future success, the ability to independently develop new work, and the proposed project’s relevance to the city of Paris.

Recipients will be required to maintain a blog, which will be posted on ArtSlant.

The Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris provides the recipient with lodging for 2 months, travel to and from Paris, and a stipend to be used for studio space, materials, and other costs.

Applicants must be 24 years or older to be eligible for the residency.

Website link: http://www.artslant.com/ew/articles/show/42184

FAQ: http://www.artslant.com/global/articles/show/33747

 

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Indiana University East, National Call for Entries, 1st Juried Exhibition: Gender

Indiana University East, National Call for Entries, 1st Juried Exhibition: Gender

Deadline: March 2nd, 2015, midnight EST

From their call: As part of an ongoing commitment to promote contemporary art practices, the Fine Arts Program, with the support of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, invites artists to submit entries to our inaugural themed national juried art exhibition. The theme is to rotate each year and is intended to exhibit the most cohesive group exhibition possible while promoting an in-depth dialogue in a multilayered manner about a given theme. This year’s theme is “Gender,” and artists are invited to submit two-dimensional, three- dimensional, and video (no installation or performance) work that deals with issues of gender. For all works requiring electronics, artists must provide necessary equipment. While we support the breadth of interpretation of this theme, preferences will be given to those works that specifically deal with the following: fluidity of gender and sexuality; commentary on and/or challenging the conventional gendered language in visual art; reworking the conventions of representing gender and gendered bodies; investigating the shifting gender roles in today’s society; questioning the stereotypes of femininity and masculinity; the state of today’s parenthood; and promoting greater understanding of the LGBTQ community. We welcome both traditional and innovative methods and interpretations of the theme.
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Accepted work will be exhibited at the Indiana University East Art Gallery in Whitewater Hall from April 9th to June 19th, 2015.
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Eligibility: All artists resident in the U.S. aged 18 and older are welcome to submit work. All work must be original works of art by the artist submitting the entry.
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Entry fees: The fee is $30 for 3 entries and $5 for each additional work. Maximum number of images is 5.
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There are four cash awards:
1st place: $1000
2nd place: $500
Two 3rd places: $250
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Indiana University East, 2325 Chester Blvd., Richmond, Indiana
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Art & Pancakes, March 1st, 2015

mood pancakesArt news tidbits for your Sunday morning.

How Art Morphs in Pursuit of Money   Link

2014 Was a Terrible Year for Artistic Freedom  Link

Doris Salcedo: How Do You Touch a Wound?   Link

Painter immortalizes last meals of 600 prisoners put to death  Link

City Workers at De Young, Legion of Honor Protest Use of Fingerprinting Technology   Link

Oscar Murillo Installation Censored by Overzealous Museum Guard in Madrid   Link

Is the MFA worth it? Gallerist Michael Foley answers.   Link  Absolutely.

Arts Nonprofits Pool Their Know-How to Tackle Non-Artsy Problems   Link

Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the Seven Psychological Functions of Art    Link

Real Estate Company Will Relocate Galleries in Brooklyn’s Dumbo Neighborhood   Link

Björk’s New Album Has a 10-Minute Diss Track About Matthew Barney   Link  Ouch

Damien Hirst set back art by 100 years, says Henry Moore’s daughter  Link  Double ouch.

Magnum and the dying art of darkroom printing   Link

Micheal Kenna: [Darkroom] printing is both an art and a craft. One cannot ever know it all.   Link

Christine Wong Yap–In Remembrance: Susan O’Malley   Link

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International Call for Student Entries: 2015 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

International Call for Student Entries: 2015 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Deadlines: 1st Deadline: April 17th, 2015. 2nd Deadline: June 19th, 2015

The competition recognizes the best student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from higher education institutions worldwide who have created innovative projects using Adobe software.

Categories: Both individuals and groups may enter up to three unique projects in each of the following categories during the entire duration of the contest.

Interactive Experience Media Segment
• Web and Application Design
• Game Design
• Exhibition Design
• Digital Publishing
• Social Impact Design

Motion and Video Media Segment
• Animation
• Post-production and Editing
• Motion Graphics

Traditional Media Segment
• Illustration
• Packaging
• Photography
• Advertising Photography
• Print Communications

Free to enter and open to students of higher education institutions worldwide, the 2014 ADAA will be judged by a panel of design experts in two independent judging sessions. Semifinalists will be announced after each judging session, providing participants with early visibility into their competition status. Finalists will be announced in in September.

Category Winners and Grand prize winners will win an Adobe certificate, Cash prizes, Adobe software and more. Previous ADAA winners have embarked on successful careers in design and look back at the competition as an integral first step.

Website link for more detailed information and entry: http://www.adobeawards.com/us

See Official Rules.

 

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Disjecta Contemporary Art Center (OR), Call for Applicants: 2015 – 2016 Curator-in-Residence, with stipend

disjectaDisjecta Contemporary Art Center (OR), Call for Applicants: 2015 – 2016 Curator-in-Residence, with stipend

Deadline: April 17th, 2015, midnight PST

Portland, Oregon-based Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is accepting proposals for a Curator-in-Residence for its 2015 – 2016 exhibition season. Disjecta houses an expansive exhibition space for the presentation of visual and performing arts at the regional, national and international level that speaks to the region’s diverse interests, talents and identities.

The CIR program provides an opportunity for emerging curatorial talent to develop and expand the scope of their practice through a one-year residency. Curators actively engage with a broad range of artists to create a series of exhibitions in Disjecta’s dynamic 3,500-square-foot space.

Curatorial stipend between $6,000 – $9,000 commensurate with experience.

For more detailed information PDF: http://disjecta.org/media/transfer/doc/DISJECTAANNOUNCES2016-2017CallforCurators.pdf

Disjecta website: http://www.disjecta.org/

About: Disjecta Contemporary Art Center builds ambitious programs that promote artists and engage communities. Disjecta  aspires to present forward-thinking work from visual and performing artists. We provide a professional platform in which artists can realize their best work and engage new audiences. Dynamic programs showcase new work and fuel collaborations between artists, curators, and viewers that impact and intervene in the larger contemporary arts dialogue. Disjecta exacts equal rigor from local and national artists, while recognizing and supporting the talent of the region. They are located in Portland, Oregon.

 

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The Darkroom Gallery (VT), International Call for Photography Submissions: Black & White

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The Darkroom Gallery (VT), International Call for Photography Submissions: Black & White

Deadline: April 15th, 2015, Midnight EST

From their website: Black & white photography is a timeless art; always relevant, always contemporary despite being historically ancient.

Photographer Robert Frank states, Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

Darkroom Gallery is calling for works that excel within these monochromatic constraints.  The absence of color adds a sort of purity to images, shows the bones of a composition without the chaff. It allows for the photographer top get creative within a variance of grays, whites, blacks and sepias – abstraction is bred within restraint.
Whether you are a darkroom purist or a Photoshop guru, show us your love for hue-less images.  We want to see your best black and white or alternative process photographs. Pay tribute to the origins of photography.
Juror: Chris Kovacs
Entry fee: Up to four images may be submitted for a non-refundable fee of $24 US for on-line submission and $29 for email submission.  Additional images may be submitted for an additional $5 US per image.

Website link for more detailed information: http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex69

The Darkroom Gallery: Exhibiting Juried Contemporary Photography in an Authentic Gallery Setting, 12 Main Street, Essex Junction, Vermont

 

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Texas Tech University School of Art, SRO Photo Gallery, National Call for Entries: 2015 – 2016 Solo Photography Exhibitions

Texas Tech University School of Art, SRO Photo Gallery, National Call for Entries: 2015 – 2016 Solo Photography Exhibitions

Deadline: March 27th, 2015

From their call: The SRO Photo Gallery hosts an annual national competition for six to eight photographic art solo exhibitions. Portfolios are reviewed by a committee consisting of the Photography area of the School of Art and the Director of Landmark Arts. We look for portfolios that utilize photography in all styles, techniques, and aesthetic approaches. Consistency in the work as well as creative vision is important in the selection process.

We are only able to display artwork without framing (either matted or mounted on thin backing). The maximum dimensions an individual print can be for display are 30 x 72 x 1 inches. We are unable to display video works.

A brochure listing the selected artists along with a reproduction of their work and exhibition dates is published annually and distributed locally and nationally. While there is no submission fee to apply to SRO Photo Gallery for consideration, there is a $10 SlideRoom submission fee. Selected artists will be announced in late April 2015.

For submission guidelines and link to apply: http://www.srophotogallery.org/2014/08/call-for-submissions-2/

SRO Photo Gallery is part of Landmark Arts and the Texas Tech School of Art

 

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International Call for Temporary Outdoor Artworks, Propagation: Heaven & Earth VII at Carkeek Park (WA), with honorarium

International Call for Temporary Outdoor Artworks, Propagation: Heaven & Earth VII at Carkeek Park (WA), with honorarium

Deadline: May 2nd, 2015, midnight PST

Short Description: Placement of Temporary Outdoor Art projects in 190-acre urban forest from July – October 2015; $300-$700 honorarium; color catalog, maps, web archive; 50,000 visitors

Long Description: Organized and curated by the nonprofit Center on Environmental Art in partnership with Carkeek Park Advisory Council and Seattle Parks and Recreation, “Propagation” seeks broad interpretations of art and nature, especially the production of plants (sowing seeds, grafting, and other forms of reproduction, multiplication, dispersal, pollination, etc.) which can also be freely translated to reference human means of dissemination (such as internet memes and other forms of media transmittal). The organizers encourage experimental, kinetic, or interactive works, including performance, new media, landscape interventions, installations, sound art, biomimicry, ephemeral work, and other interdisciplinary perspectives. We are particularly hopeful of proposals to project video into the urban forest from a secured location at the Park’s headquarters.

A suggested $20 submission fee is requested to cover expenses related to the exhibition (especially maps and print media).

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://heavenandearthexhibition.org/index.htm

Environmental Learning Center, 950 Carkeek Park Road, Seattle, Washington

 

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Creative Capital Awards, Call for Letters of Inquiry: Emerging Fields, Performing Arts and Literature

Creative Capital Awards, Call for Letters of Inquiry: Emerging Fields, Performing Arts and Literature

Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: March 2nd 2015, 4:00pm EST

Creative Capital is now accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards for Emerging Fields, Performing Arts and Literature. Creative Capital helps artists realize specific projects while building their capacity to sustain their careers for the long-term. Creative Capital is one of the only national nonprofit organizations that awards grants to individual artists through an open application process.

Emerging Fields may include architecture/design, digital arts, gaming, interdisciplinary, new genres and sound art. Literature may include fiction, genre-defying literary work, nonfiction and poetry.
Performing Arts may include dance, dance-theater, experimental music performance, interdisciplinary, multimedia performance, music-theater, non-traditional opera, performance art, puppetry, spoken word and theater. The focus is on the live performing arts.

Eligibility: • A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
• At least 25 years old
• A working artist with at least five years of professional experience
• Not a full-time student

Creative Capital will support approximately 23 projects in Performing Arts, 17 projects in Emerging Fields and six projects in Literature at initial levels of $10,000 each. Including follow-up monetary support, a project may receive as much as $50,000 in direct financial support during the life cycle of the award, with the average amount closer to $35,000. This is in addition to advisory and professional services with an average value of $40,000, bringing the potential support per project up to $90,000.

For more detailed information and guidelines: https://apply.creative-capital.org/guidelines.php
PDF guidelines: http://creative-capital.org/content/docs/Creative_Capital_Award_Guidelines_2015.pdf

Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all creative disciplines. Since 1999, our awards program has committed $30 million in funding and advisory services to 419 projects representing 529 artists.

 

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Phoenix Art Museum (AZ), Call for Emerging or Early Career Photographers, INFOCUS: Sidney Zuber Photography Award

Phoenix Art Museum (AZ), Call for Emerging or Early Career Photographers, INFOCUS: Sidney Zuber Photography Award

Deadline: March 15th, 2015

INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum invites emerging or early career photographers to apply for the INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award.

The competition will be judged by three curators including Rebecca Senf, the Norton Family Curator at Phoenix Art Museum; Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography and April Watson, PhD, Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

Awards: The artist selected in this juried contest will receive an unrestricted cash award of $5000, up to a two-month exhibition of their artwork at Phoenix Art Museum, plus up to $1500 travel reimbursement to attend a reception in their honor at the Museum. The judges may award Honorable Mention recognition to additional artists.

Entry fee.

For more detailed information and link to entry: http://infocus-phxart.org/ZuberAward/

 

 

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Jim Denevan

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 well known. The work will span a wide range of ideas, methods of working, and various media.

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent Artist is Jim Denevan, land artist

JimDenevansandhttp://www.jimdenevan.com/

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International Call for Artists: 404 International Festival of Art and Technology (AR)

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Deadline: March 15th, 2015

404 International Festival of Art & Technology launches it’s 12th Open Call for New Media Creations. The 404 Festival, the oldest festival of New Media in Argentina, launches its 12th open-call destined to artists and researchers from all over the world with the aim to spread and stimulate New Media creations.

“404 International Festival of Art & Technology”, born in Argentina in 2004, is a non-profit organization which main objective is to promote artistic productions that bring together Arts and Technology, generating an environment where the artists can relate with the community. For over a decade, it has been presented in different countries, such as Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Taiwan, Argentina, and Russia. No submission fee.

Artists can submit their works in the following areas:

  • Net-Art
  • Still Image
  • Animation/Video
  • Music
  • Conference
  • Performance
  • Installation
  • Audiovisual set

Website link: http://404festival.com/en/convocatoria/

 

 

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San Diego Art Institute (CA), International/National Call for Entries: 53rd International Exhibition

SDAI-logo-large-7San Diego Art Institute (CA), International/National Call for Entries: 53rd International Exhibition

Deadline: March 15th, 2015, 11:59pm PST

Since 1955, the San Diego Art Institute has produced an International Exhibition, drawing interest from artists all over the world. A different internationally known juror is invited for each exhibition, jurying the work electronically. This year’s juror is David A. Ross, Chair of the MFA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Art in New York City.

Entry fee. Cash awards.

This exhibition is open to all artists without residency restrictions. Any person in the world may submit images for consideration. Art must be original, have been completed within the last two years and never been exhibited in any SDAI exhibition.

Website link: http://www.sandiego-art.org/news/the-53rd-international-show-online-application#form

 

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Art & Pancakes, February 22nd, 2015

Pancakes & BDArt news for your Sunday morning….enjoy!

Los Angeles-based street artist known as Plastic Jesus places cocaine-snorting Oscar statue on Hollywood Boulevard  Link

Facing Financial Woes, Carnegie Museum of Art Lays Off Staff Members  Link

Appalling Restoration Destroys Giotto Frescoes at the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi   Link

Looking at Seeing: David Hammons and the Politics of Visibility   Link

Do Artist Branding and Hollywood Talent Agency Deals Kill an Artist’s Soul?  Link

Africa remix: The artists subverting colonial imagery  Link

The Billionaires at Burning Man  Link

Masked Vandal Destroys Michael Asher Sculpture With Sledgehammer  Link

William Pope.L on Artforum’s “troubling’ decision to feature his work on its cover without consulting him  Link

: “It’s time for artists to get angry” … “The role of art in our society is undervalued by those in power.”  Link

Hear Michel Foucault’s Final UC Berkeley Lectures, “Discourse and Truth” (1983) 
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Fabulous artist, photographer & educator Brian Taylor is the new Artistic Director at the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA  Link  Congratulations!

 

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Job, Fresno City College (CA): FT Tenure-track Art (Drawing) Instructor

Job, Fresno City College (CA): Full-time, Tenure-track, Art (Drawing) Instructor

Deadline: March 30th, 2015

The primary teaching assignment involves teaching drawing and figure drawing from Beginning to Advanced levels. The successful applicants will be well qualified to teach perceptual and conceptual approaches to drawing in a variety of media. The position will also be responsible for oversight of the drawing facilities, adjunct drawing faculty and art models.
Starting salary is $53,483 – $80,521 based on education and experience.
For minimum qualifications, duties, and more detailed information: https://scccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/745

 

 

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MicroClimate Collective (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists & Performers: Obsidere

MicroClimate Collective (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists & Performers: Obsidere

Deadline: March 1st, 2015

Obsidere: What is it that inspires a person to accumulate a collection? For example the Collyer brothers’ hoarder’s house in Harlem, or Imelda Marcos’ closet containing 3000 pairs of shoes? The 12 identical velvet suits and 100 umbrellas of Erik Satie? What causes a person to take habits to extremes? Like Nikola Tesla who would circle a building three times before entering it, feared round objects, used 18 napkins, counted his jaw movements before eating, and would never dine alone with a woman…

What can we say about those states in which the world recedes, the horizon shrinks, and we become so singly focused that time does not exist? Where we will fail again and again, but persist until we fabricate some way through the impasse?

Is it genius? Is it healthy?  Do you care?  What is it when you simply cannot turn it off….

MicroClimate Collective invites Bay Area artists and performers of all persuasions to submit work inspired by ideas of obsession. Submissions may be in any media including projection, sound, interactive works, performance, installation, painting, photography, and sculpture, etc. Group collaborations, improvisational, and social practice investigations are invited. We are open to works in progress, and site specific works to be created for the exhibition.  We are particularly interested in process oriented pieces that can potentially morph and evolves over time in the gallery. Broad or oblique or left field interpretations are encouraged.  Please specifically address how your work fits the theme suggested by the concept Obsession in your submission.

**Please note that artists must install and de-install their own work, and provide for all of their own equipment needs.  Artwork is not insured.**

Please send all submissions and inquiries to: microclimatecollective@gmail.com

Website link:  http://microclimatecollective.com/home.html

Obsidere Call: http://microclimatecollective.com/news.html

Exhibition location: Alter Space 1158 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Curated by MicroClimate Collective: Glenna Cole Allee & Victoria Mara Heilweil

About: MicroClimate Collective is an artist created curatorial project that grew from a conversation between artists sharing a strong desire to foster community and creative dialogue. Our exhibitions have provided a context for cross-pollination and collaboration between diverse circles of local artists.
MicroClimate Collective germinated in 2008 in collaboration with Climate Theater in San Francisco.  For two years, the Collective curated one and two night multi-genre arts and performance events, and an artist residency project at Climate. In 2010 the theater moved, and MicroClimate Collective became a free-floating entity.

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The Painting Center (NY), Call for Submissions: The Writing on the Wall

painting centerThe Painting Center (NY), Call for Submissions: The Writing on the Wall

Deadline: May 5th, 2015

From their call:  The Painting Center, an artist-run, non-profit gallery in the heart of Chelsea (NYC), announces a call for entries for its upcoming, juried exhibition entitled, The Writing on the Wall running from June 23rd through July 18th, 2015. Highly publicized and with a catalog, the exhibition will feature a diverse group of artists who are exploring text-based art. Visual art that incorporates writing engages the viewer on multiple fronts, with letters, numerals or scribbles that bridge the divide between mark making and narrative meaning. Historical examples like Egyptian hieroglyphs or Chinese calligraphy have often served more than a single purpose, including decorative, mundane and the profoundly ritual. From Cy Twombly and Jasper Johns to On Kawara and Jenny Holzer, exceptional artists have long grappled with the signification of words and numbers, which have proven fertile ground in a broadening range of contemporary art. In Mira Schor’s representations of language, Michael Scoggins’ ‘assignments’, the documentary artscapes of Loren Munk as well as graphic novels, ‘zines and the explosion of street art that started back in the day of autographical graffiti tags, we sense the synergy that occurs when text is more than just a caption to the image. We invite representational and abstract artists to submit work that includes text, numerals or any form of writing.

Entry fee: $35.

Submit up to 5 digital images, each image measuring 200 kb or less (all images submitted should add up to no more than 1 MB total). Title jpg files with your last name, first name, and number, for example: smithjohn_1.jpg. Images submitted must be of work available for exhibition; alternate works will not be accepted. Work submitted must be 36″ or less in dimension.

Website link:  http://www.thepaintingcenter.org/juried-exhibition-writing-wall

PDF of call: The Writing on the Wall

About: The Painting Center is a non-profit, artist run gallery presenting contemporary painting exhibitions. 547 West 27th Street Drive #500, New York, NY

 

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Project 387 (CA), International/National Call for Applicants: Artist Residency, 2015, with stipend

project387Project 387 (CA), International/National Call for Applicants: Artist Residency, 2015, with stipend

Deadline: March 16th, 2015

From their call: Project 387 is a two-week project-based residency aimed at supporting visual artists, performers, filmmakers, writers, and art professionals. As an emerging residency program, Project 387 has structured its mission around emerging and mid-career artists, but encourages applications from all who wish to participate in a community driven experience. Participants will experience the serene landscape of rural Mendocino County in Northern California while engaging in a focused pursuit of creative excellence. Project 387 offers a supportive group environment for the pursuit of individual efforts and provides a space for creative exchange around the dinner table and in the studio.

To be considered, artists must submit a one-page project proposal, noting their objectives for this two-week period. Projects do not have to be completed during the residency, but participants are expected to work toward the desired outcomes outlined in their proposal. Artists will have the opportunity to engage with the local community through an Open Studio day, and an interest in this aspect of the residency is core to a successful applicant.

The Facts:
-Living space, studio space, and an $800 stipend is provided for all participants.
-Dinner is prepared for participants five nights a week.
-To be considered, artists must submit a project proposal, a completed questionnaire, a resume, as well as images, media clips, or writing samples of previous works.
-A panel of judges will review all submissions and selections will be made of projects that reflect the rigorous focus and pursuit of excellence that embodies Project 387.
-Project 387, 2015 will run August 2nd-16th 2015.
-Artists must be over 21 to participate.
-International artists are welcome but please note Project 387 cannot provide visas if necessary.

Website link: http://www.project387.com/about/

Link to apply: http://www.project387.com/apply/

Our Mission: Located on 150 acres of redwood forest, Project 387 is a multidisciplinary residency program offering a community-based living and working experience for artists in all career stages. It is a unique opportunity to delve into the creative process in a focused, exploratory, and rigorous manner while removed from the clamor of urban distractions.

They are located in Gualala, California in Mendocino County. Gualala is approximately 3 hours north of San Francisco off Highway One.

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Root Division (CA), Call for Curatorial Proposals

Root DivisionRoot Division (CA), Call for Curatorial Proposals

Deadline: March 1st, 2015

From their call:  Root Division is an arts & arts education non-profit organization that was founded in 2002. Part of our mission is to offer opportunities for emerging and professional artists to develop, which includes exhibiting work and curating exhibitions. We embrace artists and curators with no experience in these areas as well as those with extensive resumes. As we consider submissions, we intend to include a broad range of artistic practices.

Our gallery space serves many needs, and as such is a unique environment in which to curate a show. We strongly encourage that you visit our space and our website, familiarize yourself with our past & current exhibition program, and understand the mission of the organization before submitting a proposal. Strong proposals will be clear & concise, will present innovative & engaging ideas, and will intend to draw a diverse group of participants & visitors. While we do not exclude artists & curators from outside the Bay Area, our primary focus is presenting local emerging artists and local emerging curators. In order to promote as many artists as possible, we currently only accept proposals for group exhibitions. Recent shows have ranged from five to thirty-five artists.

Review Process:
Our Curatorial Committee of established Bay Area arts professionals meets in March, July & November to review submissions. We have an Initial Review & a Follow-Up Review Process. The Initial Review is a great opportunity to submit the kernel of the curatorial idea, presenting a limited number of images and writing materials. Once the Curatorial Committee completes the Initial Review, we will request additional materials from a select number of applicants for a Follow-up Review.

Please submit the following for INITIAL REVIEW:

  • Request for Initial Review Form
  • Curatorial Statement: a one-page statement describing the project and the artworks submitted
  • Images: Up to eight (jpgs, 1200px in largest dimension) labeled to correspond with the inventory numbers listed on application (i.e. 01_ShowTitle). If there is video it should be submitted as a still and as a link to a web-hosted video viewer.
  • Image Inventory Sheet: In form, download above.
  • Curator’s Resume: (2 pg. max) Please do not submit all exhibiting artist resumes for Initial Review
  • SASE for return of materials, if desired

Submit materials to: submissions@rootdivision.org

More information and submission parameters: https://www.rootdivision.org/open-call-curatorial/curatorial-proposal

PDF of call: https://www.rootdivision.org/sites/default/files/curatorialproposalform_2014_0.pdf

About: San Francisco’s Root Division is a visual arts non-profit that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios. 1059 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Masahisa Fukase

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 well known. The work will span a wide range of ideas, methods of working, and various media.

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent Artist is Photographer Masahisa Fukase (1934 – 2012)

Masahisa FukaseLinks about the artist: http://www.beyond-obvious.com/2012/07/masahisa-fukase-solitude-of-ravens.html

http://www.avesnoir.com/the-solitude-of-ravens-by-masahisa-fukase/

More images: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2010/may/22/ravens-photograph-masahisa-fukase

http://www.wirtzgallery.com/bios/bio_fukase_frame.html

 

 

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Waterloo Arts (OH), Call for Entries: 2015 Waterloo Arts Juried and Members Exhibition

DSC6258-1024x568Waterloo Arts (OH), Call for Entries: 2015 Waterloo Arts Juried and Members Exhibition

Deadline: April 5th, 2015

Waterloo Arts invites members and non-members to submit artwork for the 2015 Waterloo Arts Juried and Members Exhibition.  This is a unique opportunity for artists to exhibit work and receive substantial exposure during the district’s largest community event welcoming more than  5,000 attendees.  For the first time in 2015, Waterloo Arts is combining the annual Members Exhibit with their National Juried Exhibit.  Over 30 selected works will be exhibited in the Waterloo Arts Gallery and a top prize of $1,000 to be awarded.  All selection and cash awards will be made at the discretion of the jurors and will be final.

Awards: Best of Show:  $1,000., Second Best of Show:  $500., Best of The Fest Award:  $250., Honorable Mentions:  $50.

-Artists must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the US or Canada
-Artist may submit up to three (3) pieces of original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media
-Time based, electronic media, performance art, and installations will NOT be accepted.
-Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions.  Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight.
-All work must have been executed within the last 5 years and not been shown previously at Waterloo Arts.

Entry fee: $20: for 2015 Waterloo Arts Members     $30: for Non Members

For more detailed information and link to entry: http://waterlooarts.org/juried-and-members-exhibition/

About: Waterloo Arts strives to be a creative hub for the presentation and exploration of thought-provoking art and design.  We advocate for a neighborhood where artists live and work and their contribution is regarded as vital to the health of a community. We look forward to a neighborhood where creativity is nurtured in every child and artistic expression is a part of our everyday lives.

Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio

 

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John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI), Call for Entries, Folktales & Legends: An Exhibition Without Borders

John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI), Call for Entries, Folktales & Legends: An Exhibition Without Borders

Deadline: March 15th, 2015

Exhibition Concept: Folktales and legends blur fact and fiction; seeded in the truth, they grow into stories both fantastical and far-fetched. Whether written, spoken, or communicated visually, folktales represent cultures throughout the world. Folktales & Legends will explore the capacity of visual art to convey such epic narratives.

This exhibition asks artists to submit an original, two- or three-dimensional work inspired by a folktale or legend. The source narrative may be traditional or of your own creation. Total dimensions of the work may not exceed 12 x 12 x 12 inches. A digital image of the completed work must be submitted with the entry application.

For all the details and submission guidelines: http://www.jmkac.org/index.php/folktales-and-legends-an-exhibition-without-borders

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 53081

 

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Art & Pancakes, February 15th, 2015

tinypancakesArt news tidbits for your Sunday morning. Enjoy!

Picasso heir to offload 10,000 works of her grandfather’s art  Link

College Art Association affirms that the Master of Fine Arts is the terminal degree in studio art practice.  Link

And…College Art Association’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts  Link

Curios and curiouser: the weird and wonderful stuff that artists collect  Link

ArtNet’s Ben Davis: What On Kawara’s Analog Wisdom at the Guggenheim Has to Offer a Digital World   Link

On Kawara challenged himself to finish paintings in a single day. If he couldn’t do it by midnight, he’d destroy them   Link

Smithsonian Joins Forces with 14 Museums to Pool Data on American Art   Link

Koons’s show at the Louvre cancelled due to ‘lack of funding’   Link

Hollywood Agency Announces Plans to Represent Visual Artists – Guess Who?   Link

A Museum Dedicated to the Internet Is Opening in Germany  Link

A Portal to Unite the Smithsonian Libraries Artists’ Books Collection  Link

Northern California’s David Best: the man who builds art – and burns it   Link 

Anish Kapoor’s mesmerizing new installation artwork at the grounds of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale  Link

Sad news:  Rex Ray, San Francisco-based Artist and Designer, Dies at 58  Link

 

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Buckham Gallery (MI), Call for Entries: Special Season 2015

c4entry_sized-350x235Buckham Gallery (MI), Call for Entries: Special Season 2015

Deadline: March 31st, 2015 

Entries are being sought from artists of all mediums for exhibitions or performances throughout the 2015 calendar year. Additionally Buckham Gallery is accepting entries four our Special Season, which will take place from June through September 2015 . Both individuals and groups are encouraged to apply. Selected artists will exhibit in our 2400 square foot gallery which features a 16 foot ceiling, hardwood floors, several movable walls, and panels. The opening for each show occurs during the popular second Friday Artwalk in downtown Flint.

Group, individual, or performance events monthly from October 2015 to September 2016:
-6 to 10 digital images
-Image Description List
-Resume
-Artist Statement
-SASE for material return
-Short description of group submission (500 words or less)
-A DVD or link to youtube or vimeo for performance event
-$35 Jury fee

Send via e-mail or mail or in person: Buckham Gallery, 134 1/2 W Second St, Flint, Michigan 48502

Website link: http://www.buckhamgallery.org/call-for-entry/

About: The Buckham Fine Arts Project was founded in late 1983 by a group of Flint-area artists, who sought to fulfill the city’s need for a local exhibition and performance venue that would direct its creative attention to presenting ambitious work. The Gallery’s purpose then was, and now is, to make accessible contemporary arts in all media for the benefit of the public, as well as to enrich and enhance local cultural life by presenting works and concepts that are not being provided by other organizations in the area.

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Job- Headlands Center for the Arts (CA): Director of Programs

Job-  Headlands Center for the Arts (CA): Director of Programs

Deadline: Position Open Until Filled

Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Salaried, Exempt
Scheduled: Full time; Occasional evenings/weekends required.

The Director of Programs is responsible for overseeing all Artists Programs and Public Programs for the organization. This includes strategizing and ensuring successful implementation of the Artists in Residence (AIR), Affiliate (AFF), Graduate Fellowship, and Alumni New Works (ANW) programs as well as conceiving and implementing a dynamic and innovative season of public programs that engender a deep and meaningful relationship to audiences. All programs should advance Headlands’ mission, encourage critical thinking, inspire creativity and foster the exchange of ideas across cultures and professional disciplines. In addition, the Director of Programs will have the opportunity to commission site specific and off-site artists projects, cultivate programmatic and audience-driven partnerships, envision new program models, and work with current and alumni Artists to support the development of new work and ideas.

The Director of Programs is a key member of the senior leadership team and helps drive the strategy and long-term sustainability of the organization. The Director of Programs serves as a supervisor to program department staff members and interns, a liaison to key Board members and volunteers, and serves as a public facing representative of the organization. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Qualifications: • 5+ years working in the non-profit sector, Supervisory experience; • Curatorial and public programming experience; • in particular with an artist-centered and/or contemporary art context

Compensations and Office Culture: • Salary is commensurate with organization’s senior team compensation levels; 100% health, dental, and vision benefits; flex spending and 401K plan;
•  Fast-paced convivial work environment in beautiful natural setting;
•  Dynamic creative community and direct access to working artists; access to local and organic food program

For more detailed information: 15_Director_of_Programs

Website link (under Director of Programs): http://www.headlands.org/headlands-information/employment/

Job Posted 2/6/2015

About: Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center dedicated to supporting artists; the creative process; and the development of new, innovative ideas and artwork. Their campus comprises a cluster of artist-rehabilitated military buildings, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge at historic Fort Barry in the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

 

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FotoFilmic, International Call for Entries: FotoFilmic ’15 Competition

FF15_NYC_YVR_SEOULFotoFilmic, International Call for Entries: FotoFilmic ’15 Competition

New York —  Vancouver  —  Seoul

Deadlines: Individual SHORTLIST Calls are scheduled as follow (Midnight, PDT deadlines):
– ShortList1: December 23rd, 2014 – February 15th, 2015
– ShortList2: February 16th – April 12th, 2015
– ShortList3: April 13th – June 14th, 2015

Fotofilmic was founded in 2012 as a global film-photography publication and curation platform dedicated to emerging and unknown photo talents attached to film worldwide. FOTOFILMIC’15 is the 3rd edition of FotoFilmic’s annual and global film photography competition.

The FotoFilmic’15 Competition call is open to all film photographers without age or nationality restrictions.

As experienced academics and advanced artists, the FotoFilmic curating team will look at submitted work with a fresh and unencumbered perspective devoid of reference to experience, establishment or achievements. Entrants must however be at least 18 years of age on December 23rd, 2014 in order to legally enter the competition. Entrants are allowed an unlimited number of submissions for each SHORTLIST call section until selected. Winners from previous FotoFilmic Competition editions are allowed to re-enter with newer or different work only. Entries found to belong to previously published work at FotoFilmic will be disqualified without notice.

Each edition of the FotoFilmic Competition involves 2 parts:

– 1st :A 6-month online curated SHORTLIST of 90 film photographers selected through 3 consecutive 2-month calls (ShortList1, ShortList2 and ShortList3 with 30 artists per list)

– 2nd :An International juried exhibition of contemporary film photography – FotoFilmic’15 this year – featuring 30 final winners and prints from the completed SHORTLIST.

The exhibition, juried by an international panel of editors and curators, features 3 Cash Prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd Places), 2 Honorable Mentions (4th and 5th Places) and 1 Exhibition Catalog publication (EXHIBITION + SHORTLIST).

Entry fee: For an entry to be validated, each participant must pay a flat fee of $35CAD (Canadian Dollars) and enter a minimum of 4 photographs and a maximum of 10 photographs.

Website link: http://fotofilmic.com/what-it-is/#

Submission Process and guidelines: http://fotofilmic.com/submission-process/

About: Fotofilmic was founded in Vancouver, Canada by VNB in 2012 as a global film-photography publication and curation platform dedicated to emerging and unknown photo talents attached to film worldwide. In the global context of digital technology FotoFilmic reflects an ongoing transformative understanding of Film Photography as a distinct fine art medium and practice within contemporary photography. While most film shooters are presently found in academic art departments pursing advanced degrees, FotoFilmic’s core intention is to open wide the publication doors of contemporary film photography to all talented amateurs without restriction of ages or location that demonstrate high quality of execution and creative envisioning.

 

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