Montserrat College of Art (MA), International Call for Artists: Exhibition Proposals for Frame 301 Gallery

MontserratLogoMontserrat College of Art (MA), International Call for Artists: Exhibition Proposals for Frame 301 Gallery

Deadline: Ongoing

Montserrat College of Art’s Frame 301 Gallery is currently accepting proposal submissions for artists to exhibit their work in the downtown of Beverly, Massachusetts. Each month a regional, national and or international artist is selected to install his or her work in the space. Frame 301 is currently accepting written proposals from artist who will then come and install site-specific work into the space.

Open to all artists: regional, national and international. The process for selecting artists for Frame 301 will reflect the artist’s creativity as well as the artist’s understanding of art in the community.

Application Instructions: Artist must submit a written proposal that includes an outline of intent for the temporary install of original artwork. If selected to show, artist will be required to be present for install as well as de-install at Frame 301. Submit a CD with 8-10 images, proposal (limited to 500 characters), bio/resume, artist statement and an image list including title, medium, and dimensions of work. A brief description of each image is optional. All CDs must be labeled with the artist’s name. All image files must be labeled 1.Lastname_title_jpg. Once selected, artist will be contacted with a date and time to come and install in the company of the Montserrat Gallery staff. Send CD and other accompanying print material to: Montserrat Gallery ATT: Sara Santarsiero, Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

Website link: http://www.montserrat.edu/galleries/opportunities.php

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Alexandria Museum of Art (LA), International Call for Artists: 28th September Competition

MuseumLogo2newAlexandria Museum of Art (LA), International Call for Artists: 28th September Competition 

Deadline: May 28th, 2015

Eligibility:  All artists over the age of 18 – working in any medium – are eligible. All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (2013 or later). AMoA encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging.

Awards: $2000 will be available for juror-designated cash awards

Juror: Pat Musick and Jerry Carr are the jurors for the 28th September Competition.

PDF of call for full details: http://themuseum.org/sites/default/files/28th_sept_comp_prospectus_-_2015.pdf

Website link to call: http://themuseum.org/event/28th-september-competition-call-artists

About: The mission of the Alexandria Museum of Art is to preserve, exhibit and promote visual art throughout central Louisiana in a way that contributes to the quality of life. To accomplish this, we educate, in order to advance the public’€™s knowledge of and appreciation for the value of art as a source of beauty, inspiration, information and expression.

 

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McColl Center for Visual Art (NC), International Call for Applicants: Environmental Artist-in-Residence Award, with stipend

mccoll_logo_mainMcColl Center for Visual Art (NC), International Call for Applicants: Environmental Artist-in-Residence Award, with stipend

Deadline: Ongoing

The McColl Center for Visual Art  accepts submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior level artists. Local, regional, national and international artists are all eligible for the Artist-in-Residence Program. Students may submit materials for these programs, but they must have completed graduation prior to the start of the residency. Please note, the Center does not accept electronic submissions at this time.

The community of Charlotte, North Carolina and McColl Center for Visual Art welcomes artists to create works of environmental art in the public domain. This artist residency presents opportunities for established and emerging artists, design professionals and collaborators to create installations that become remedial interventions with the land.

Costs / Support: Stipend: $3,300 Materials Budget: Up to $2,000

Duration: Vary from several weeks to 3 months

Website link: http://mccollcenter.org/artists-in-residence/artist-resources  (scroll down to the bottom of the page for residency information)

From their website: If you would like to express your interest in participating in our residency program, email residencies@mccollcenter.org. Please know that, due to the high degree of interest, we cannot respond to each email.

McColl Center for Visual Art is located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina

 

 

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Art & Pancakes, April 26th, 2015

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Art news tidbits, Eastern Sierra Nevada style*, for your Sunday morning. Enjoy!

The New Urgency of Jacob Lawrence    Link  

The Craft of Glass: Talking with the Medium’s Front-Runners   Link

Rhizome Makes Pioneering ’90s Theresa Duncan Games Available Online   Link

‘I Was Blinded By The Controversy’: Sally Mann Publishes An Excerpt From Her Forthcoming Memoir   Link

An oldie (2012) but goodie from ArtInfo: A Guide to 20 Top Artist Residencies and Retreats Across the United States  Link

Robert Goodnough’s “Pollock Paints a Picture” was a classic entry in an ARTnews series of articles chronicling the step-by-step process of painters and sculptors at work.   Link

Donna De Salvo, the chief curator and deputy director for programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art, on the new venue for American Art    Link

Reframed:  Artists Seeking Social Change Bring the Public into the Picture   Link

Picking Up Art Later in Life Could Help the Brain   Link  awesome! Wait, what?

Gagosian No Longer Represents Rauschenberg Foundation   Link

If you Must know: How are art fairs doing this year?   Link

 

*Whitney Portal Store pancakes

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Kala Art Institute (CA), International Call for Applicants: 2015 – 2016 Kala Fellowship Award, with stipend

kala_blgKala Art Institute (CA), International Call for Applicants: 2015 – 2016 Kala Fellowship Award, with stipend

Deadline: May 22nd, 2015, 12am midnight PST

Kala Art Institute is pleased to announce the thirtieth year of the Fellowship Program. The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards are given based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.

In 2015, Kala will award eight artists a $3,000 stipend, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The award is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala’s specialized equipment in printmaking and digital media. This is a studio residency only; housing is not included.

The 2015-2016 Fellowship residency period is October 1st, 2015 through July 31st, 2016. Artists must be able to schedule a 1 to 6 month residency during that time. The group exhibition is currently scheduled for July through September 2016.

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://www.kala.org/fellow/fellow_ap.html

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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New Mexico State University, University Art Gallery, International Call for Proposals: Solo, Group, and Curated Exhibitions

NMSUNew Mexico State University, University Art Gallery, International Call for Proposals: Solo, Group, and Curated Exhibitions

Deadline: May 16th, 2015

From their website:  The NMSU University Art Gallery invites proposals for solo, group, and curated exhibitions, open to all media including but not limited to: ceramics, glass, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, new media, video, performance, sound, and installation. Proposals will accepted for exhibitions which fill the full University Gallery space, or which are created for sections of the gallery space (please see gallery floor plan to reference any specific layout of gallery space.)

 

Submission Guidelines: Exhibition proposals are open to all students, as well as amateur and professional artists. All people who are interested in submitting to the December 2014 round of submissions must do so by Saturday, May 16, 2015.  To apply artists need to submit 3-5 images of original artworks which support their project in jpg format (No higher then 5mb files, if higher size files are needed for print we will email you), a short (paragraph or less) bio, their contact information, and $30 entry fee. All files should be numbered and named with the artist’s last name and first name. All entries must be original and executed by the submitting artist or curator.  Incomplete and/or late entries will not be reviewed.

No Entry Fee.

An Exhibition Review Board, made up of community members, arts professionals, and NMSU art faculty will review proposals biannually in a two-part process. Completing this application is the first step in the review process. If accepted for round two – you will be asked to submit a more detailed proposal with a longer description of the project and more supporting images. If accepted for an exhibition at the UAG you will be provided with a modest stipend for travel and shipping costs*. As part of the exhibition the UAG will print all labels and wall materials as well as, publications including but not limited to- postcards, posters, banners, and an exhibition catalogue.

*Shipping costs for any giving exhibition can not exceed $500.00 USD round trip, including materials. Any shipping cost which exceeds this amount must be covered by the artist.

For more information, and to apply, visit: http://uag.nmsu.edu/exhibition-proposal/

University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

 

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ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation (IL), International Call for Entries, The Base Line: An Exhibition on Drawing

arc_clip_image001ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation (IL), International Call for Entries, The Base Line: An Exhibition on Drawing

Deadline: May 8th, 2015

A Juried Exhibition at ARC Gallery, Chicago, June 24th, 2015 – July 18th, 2015

Drawing. The first and most basic fundamental skill an artist learns. It is a medium steeped in tradition and transcendent of those traditions. It is a skill that has moved beyond the pencil and paper yet no matter what, it is still the first and most central element of all two dimensional art works. This exhibition is an exploration and celebration of Drawing.

Juror: Aron Packer

Eligibility: Traditional drawing mediums will be considered in addition to all subject matters. Two dimensional mixed media works will be considered as long as drawing is one of the main artist components of the work. No photography, video, or new media. No work with any digital elements. The artist’s hand must be present! Open to all artists, nationwide and international.

Entry fee.

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://arcgallery.wufoo.com/forms/the-base-line-an-exhibition-on-drawing/

About:  ARC Gallery is an internationally recognized exhibition space that has been an integral part of the Chicago art scene since its inception in 1973.   Founded during the women’s movement as an alternative to the mainstream gallery system, ARC is one of the oldest co-ops of its kind in the country.

ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, 2156 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60647

 

 

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Bay Area Discovery Museum, National Call for Applicants: Artist in Residence with stipend, Fall 2015 & Spring 2016

bayareadiscoveryviewBay Area Discovery Museum, National Call for Applicants:  Artist in Residence with stipend, Fall 2015 & Spring 2016

Bay Area Discover Museum, Sausalito, California

Fall Residency Deadline: May 15th, 2015 for residency dates September – December, 2015. Final candidates contacted by June 5th, 2015; Artist-in-Residence announced by August 3rd, 2015. Theme: In Our Community

Winter Residency Deadline: August 15th, 2015 for residency dates January – April, 2016. Final candidates contacted by September 6t, 2015; Artist-in-Residence announced by November 15th, 2015. Theme: 25th Anniversary

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is accepting proposals for its 2015-2016 artist-in residence program.

The Museum invites artists – visual artists, musicians, composers, media artists, architects, poets, scientists, dancer/choreographers, writers, builders, naturalists, puppeteers, storytellers, actors, playwrights, etc. – to propose residencies and projects which support and enhance our strategic goals, public program offerings, and our 25th anniversary.

Artists may propose how to best engage with the themes, from the type of residency proposed to its duration. There is no minimum duration for a residency; projects may take place at any time throughout the course of the 4 month theme. For example, we would welcome a residency that consisted of a one day community festival or the 4-month construction of an on-site work of art.

Funding: Artists-in-residence will be supported by stipends starting at $1,000, the exact size of which will be determined by the cost of project not to exceed $20,000.

Note: Artists should have experience with or a strong interest in engaging with children ages 0 – 8.

For more detailed information about the Museum and the Artist in Residence program: http://www.baykidsmuseum.org/tour-the-museum/art-studios/artist-in-residence-application/

For the complete call for proposals please see the attached pdf. 

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located at Fort Baker, within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service in Sausalito, California.

 

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Sanchez Art Center (CA), Call for California Artists: 7th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50-50 Show

5050 Show_Poster_Final copySanchez Art Center (CA), Call for California Artists:  7th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50-50 Show

Deadline: May 12th, 2015, 11:00pm PST

The Project: Sanchez Art Center (SAC) seeks California artists (18 and older) for its 7th annual 50|50 Show, which takes place August 28th – September 20th, 2015. Accepted artists will create 50 small works (6” x 6”) over the course of 50 days. Each artist chooses a theme for their 50 pieces, and uses a single medium throughout the 50-piece series. Creation of works by participating artists will begin June 8th and end July 27th, 2015.

Eligibility: California artists age 18 and over.

Juror: Trish Bransten, Director of Rena Bransten Projects in San Francisco.

What You Can Expect: Benefits of participating include an intense creative experience; being part of a great exhibition of over 3,000 works and an estimated audience of 1,000 or more viewers; fellowship with other artists; and a spectacular opportunity to make works available for sale to people who might not be able to afford your larger pieces.

Materials: Sanchez Art Center will furnish each artist with 50 unprimed non-archival medium-density fiberboard (MDF) panels, 6” x 6” with nail holes pre-drilled, and will provide hanging supplies (nails, adhesive putty) and installation templates. Other 6” x 6” panels may be used at the artist’s expense (small canvases, etc.) as long as the presentation is professional in appearance and there is a rigid support for the work (i.e., no paper or fabric may be placed directly on the wall).

Media: All fine art visual media will be accepted. Artists may prime and paint on panels, or attach canvas, drawings, or watercolor paper. 3D sculptures may be attached to wall-mounted panels, or stand on SAC-approved shelves to be provided and installed by artist. All works must fit in allocated space of 6” x 6” x 6”. If your work requires a different approach, contact us for approval as soon as possible.

Entry fee.

Prospectus: http://www.sanchezartcenter.org/5050_prospectus_2015_final.pdf

For more detailed information and link to entry via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2535&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

Sanchez Art Center, 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, California

 

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Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair (WA), Call for Proposals: Gateway Installation Projects

BAMLogo1786Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair (WA), Call for Proposals: Gateway Installation Projects

Deadline: April 29th, 2015

The Bellevue Art Museum (BAM) ARTSfair (July 24, 25 & 26, 2015) is seeking proposals from professional artists to create two (2) temporary outdoor installations (craft, sculpture, interactive, cross-disciplinary, or digital media) to creatively highlight the main entrance of the BAM ARTSfair and downtown Bellevue. There are two (2) separate projects open to application: The Entrance Project and the Lamppost Project. Individual artists may apply for and receive funding for one or both projects. Applications that propose treatments for both spaces will be given priority. These projects will bring attention and exposure to the work of contemporary artists and craftsmen in the Pacific Northwest and celebrate our region’s distinctive character.

Budget: The selected artist(s) will receive the following funds, all inclusive for time and materials, to create his/her work. Entrance Project $5,600;   Lamppost Project $5,000;   Entrance & Lamppost Projects Combined $10,600.

Link for more detailed information (PDF):  http://www.bellevuearts.org/resources/fair/2015/2015_BAM_ARTSfair_Gateway_ALL_CALL.pdf

Website link: http://www.bellevuearts.org/fair/participant_info/programming.html

 

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Steve Davis

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 sculptor Steve Davis.


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http://www.stevedavisart.com/

 

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Harpo Foundation, Call for Applicants: Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute with travel stipend

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Harpo Foundation, Call for Applicants: Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute with travel stipend

Deadline: July 5th, 2015

The Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) was established in 2013 to provide an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist 25 years and older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects.  Artist Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a handsomely appointed room with private bath, a beautiful, well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend.

Founded in 1985, the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) provides a unique opportunity for emerging artists to pursue creative projects without interruption. SFAI supports over 50 residents per year and offers a cohesive, arts-focused environment that creates the ideal working conditions for resident artists. Living and studio space is located within a nearly 17,000 square foot complex designed by renowned Mexican architect, Ricardo Legoretta. The unique SFAI environment allows residents to be as interactive or private as they wish. There are no requirements on the work produced during their time at SFAI.

One Fellowship is awarded annually to emerging artists who demonstrate:

  • Strong artistic ability and promise
  • An evolving practice this is at a pivotal moment in its development

Application Process and Deadlines: The annual application deadline is July 5. Artists must apply online. To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Residency Program Manager Nina Elder at (505) 424-5050 or gro.iafs@seicnediser at the Santa Fe Art Institute.

Website link: http://www.harpofoundation.org/emerging-artist-fellowship/

About:  The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are under recognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art. We view the definitions of art and artist to be open-ended and expansive.The Foundation’s grant program awards 7-10 grants annually. Grants are made directly to artists to support their development and to non-profit organizations in support of new work by artist

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Arts Benicia (CA), Call for Entries, Fragments: the Art of Collage and Assemblage

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Deadline: June 17th, 2015

Arts Benicia is accepting entries for Fragments: The Art of Collage and Assemblage, juried by Robert Jean Ray.

Collage, strictly speaking, is the technique of composing a work of art by pasting/peeling on  a single surface various materials that are not normally associated with one another, such as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, or fragments of an envelope. Assemblage is the sculptural technique of organizing or composing a group of unrelated and often fragmentary or discarded objects into a unified whole. We invite artists to submit work that demonstrates the spirit of this artistic lineage and employs such disparate elements through the use of materials and/or content.

Accepted Media:  All media accepted, included but not limited to collage, assemblage, mixed media, new media (video), digital, and installation. Multidisciplinary work is encouraged. Entry fee.

Website link for more detailed information: http://artsbenicia.org/call-for-entries-fragments-the-art-of-collage-and-assemblage/

Arts Benicia’s mission is to stimulate, educate and nurture cultural life in Benicia primarily through the visual arts. This community based non-profit organization provides exhibitions, educational programs, and classes that support visual artists and engage the broader community.

 

 

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Art & Pancakes, April 19th, 2015

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Art news tidbits for your Sunday morning. Enjoy!

Revamped Textile Museum in DC Weaves Together Historic and Contemporary Fabrics   Link

Without a New Lease, Over 70 San Francisco Mission District Artists Face Displacement  Link

Man Fixing Toilet in Italy Unearths Historical Relics and Opens Museum   Link

Artists Stage Political Interventions in Video Games   Link

Guerrilla Artists Demand Return of Edward Snowden Bust from NYPD   Link

Love, friendship and rivalry: The women beside the men in early surrealism   Link

Missing Goya Found Amid Seized Art Trove of Shoe Queen Imelda Marcos   Link

Robert Storr, Critics Critiqued   Link

 

 

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The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (NC), Call for Applicants: Craft Research Fund – Exhibition, Project, and Graduate Research Grants (up to $15,000)

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (NC), Call for Applicants: Craft Research Fund – Exhibition, Project, and Graduate Research Grants (up to $15,000)

Applications open May 4th, 2015 – Deadline: October 9th, 2015, 11:59pm EST

The purpose of the Craft Research Fund is to advance, expand and support scholarship in United States.

Types of Grants:

  • Project Grants: Grants up to $15,000 for research, writing, support documentation, images or rights to use images or text, as part of the research yet to be completed. Deadline: October 9th, 2015, 11:59pm EST
  • Exhibition Research Grants: Grants up to $15,000 will be awarded to support exhibition research relating to the goals of the Craft Research Fund. Deadline: October 9th, 2015, 11:59pm EST
  • Graduate Research Grants: Grants of up to $10,000 support research related to a Master’s thesis or dissertation relating to U.S. studio craft by students enrolled in graduate programs in any accredited college or university. Deadline: October 9th, 2015, 11:59pm EST
  • Travel Grants: $500 travel grants are awarded to individuals invited to read papers relating to U.S. studio craft at any scholarly conference. Note: April 30th, 2015 (11:59pm EST) for Spring deadline, October 30th, 2015 (11:59pm EST) for Fall deadline

Eligibility: Proposals are welcome from academic researchers, independent scholars and graduate students.  General overhead (indirect administrative expenses) is not eligible for university-based projects.  No capital equipment purchases are eligible for support. This grant program is not about the creation of artwork.

Applications for the 2015 Craft Research Fund will open online May 4th, 2015 in SlideRoom. Only online applications will be accepted. Please note there is a separate application for each category.

To learn more and apply, visit: http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/grants/craft-research-fund/

 

 

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The Darkroom Gallery (VT), Call for Photography Submissions: War & Peace

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The Darkroom Gallery (VT), International Call for Photography Submissions: War & Peace

Deadline: June 10th, 2015, midnight EST

 

From their website: Conflict and resolution, photography that documents the dynamic power-struggles in our world and conversely, the moments of calm.

Humankind is in a constant state of conflict. As described by the famous Karl Marx theory: society is in a state of perpetual conflict due to competition for limited resources.  One can see that is true if you simply watch a broadcast news program.

From civil rights, to gay rights to global terrorism, our world is a bubbling cauldron of adversarial commotion. And it seems it has always been this way. History textbook pages merely skim the surface when if comes to wars and hypocrisy. Cultural misunderstandings, power-struggles and discrimination easily erupt into violence.

Darkroom Gallery is calling for photography that investigates the relationship between conflict and photography, exploring the types of photographs created during turmoil, as well the times of peace. We are interested in the progression of war: from the acts that instigate armed conflict to “the fight,” to victory and defeat, and photos that memorialize a time, its combatants, and its victims. Images playing with symbolism and allegory are well suited for this exhibit.

We ask you to think outside the box. This theme of conflict can be expressed intimately, quietly behind civilian curtains as well as on the battlefield.

Juror: Nissan N. Perez

Entry fee.

Website link: http://darkroomgallery.com/ex71

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

 

 

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Manifest Justice (CA), International Call for Art, MANIFEST: JUSTICE, Deadline FRIDAY April 17th, 2015

manifest-justiceManifest Justice (CA), International Call for Artists, MANIFEST: JUSTICE

Deadline April 17th, 2015 

Join Artists from across the globe who are using their talents to fight for Justice and Human Rights

What is MANIFEST: JUSTICE?

Communities around the United States and worldwide are filled with good people living in fear. Our city, state and federal spending priorities are broken and institutional bias and racism has eroded trust, access and representation.

Enough is enough. We demand more empathy, more accountability, more economic opportunity, more compassion, more dignity, more power and more opportunity for all. We demand healthier communities, which means more from each other; more from our school systems and more from our judicial systems.

The time has come to illuminate our resilience and to take back our streets, our schools, our communities and our hope. Together we must lift our voices, assert our power, be resilient, identify solutions and work together to MANIFEST:JUSTICE. Together we will build a healthier and more just future.

Themes: JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS, POWER, ACTION

5 WINNERS will be selected to exhibit their artwork at MANIFEST:JUSTICE in Los Angeles next to artists such as: Andrea Bowers, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Hank Willis Thomas, Robbie Conal, Sandow Birk, Lyle Ashton Harris, Sanford Biggers, Geoff McFetridge, Kyp Malone, Favianna Rodriguez, Eric Fischl, and hundreds more. Additionally, 10 Second Prize winners will join the MANIFEST:JUSTICE online gallery.

Judges:

Shepard Fairey, Artist

Frank Sirmans, Curator Contemporary Art, LACMA

Russell Simmons, Co-Founder, Def Jam Records

Carroll Wells, Executive Director, Center for Politica Graphics

John Legend, Singer-Songwriter

Ann Burroughs, Chair of Board, Amnesty International USA

Jeff Chang, Executive Director, Institute for Diversity in the Arts

Maria Lopes De Leon, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Arts & Culture

Dr. Robert K. Ross, President and CEO, The California Endowment

For more detailed information and link to entry: http://www.manifestjustice.org/contest

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On Paper (ES), International Call for Submissions: 1st Annual International Printmaking Award 2015

On PaperOn Paper (ES), International Call for Submissions: 1st Annual International Printmaking Award 2015 

Deadline: May 1st, 2015

From their website: ‘On Paper’ is a project to encourage and exhibit printmaking work from local and international artists. The first show was in 2012 in Sala Ramona (Barcelona, Spain). Since then various artists have participated in showing their printmaking work. Ten shortlisted artists will show their work in Sala Ramona in July 2015. One selected artist will be awarded with 1000€.

The jury will be composed of international artists and professionals of the printmaking world.

Print size should be 300 X 400 mm. and artists can use any traditional printmaking technique: lithography, screen printing, intaglio, non toxic techniques, photopolymer, collagraph… Digital prints aren’t accepted at this time.

Entry fee: 25€

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

‘On Paper’ is an international project to promote the art of printmaking as well as the connection between printmakers around the world.

 

 

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Crusade for Art (GA), Call for Photography Artist Applicants: 10K Crusade Engagement Grant, Deadline April 17th, 2015

static1.squarespaceCrusade for Art (GA), Call for Photography Artist Applicants: 10K Crusade Engagement Grant

Deadline: April 17th, 2015

From their call:  The $10,000. Crusade Engagement Grant provides funding to develop and implement an innovative and effective way to connect audiences to photography. We are looking for projects that focus on creating demand for photography and provide a concrete plan to create one-to-one connections between the photographer, the viewer, and the audience.

We are looking for the most creative and original ideas to create and foster demand for fine art photography. We are looking to break new ground here and believe that artists themselves are best positioned to conduct these experiments.  That is why the grant size is substantial.

About the grant: http://www.crusadeforart.org/crusade-engagement-grant/

Grant guidelines: http://www.crusadeforart.org/grant-guidelines/

Link to apply: https://crusadeforart.submittable.com/submit

Applications must be submitted online and include a $25. application fee. There is no limit to the number of project ideas an individual can submit, however each project must be submitted in a separate application.

Crusade for Art is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is  to build artists’ capacity to create demand for their work.

 

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NICHE Magazine (MD), Call For Entries: 2016 NICHE Awards (Professional & Student Divisions)

2016NA-Call-PicMonkey-CollageNICHE Magazine  (MD), Call For Entries: 2016 NICHE Awards (Professional & Student Divisions)

Deadline: August 21st, 2015

NICHE Magazine is accepting applications for the 2016 NICHE Awards, a prestigious juried competition recognizing excellence in fine craft design.

Sponsored by NICHE Magazine, the NICHE Awards program began in 1989 to celebrate excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft. Artists are recognized in both professional and student divisions.

Contest categories include ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, jewelry and more.

Judging of entries is based on three main criteria:
• Technical excellence, both in surface design and form
• Distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
• Market viability (professional entries only)

Website link for more information: http://www.nicheawards.com/about-the-competition/

Guidelines: http://www.nicheawards.com/about-the-competition/guidelines/

 

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Sebastopol Center for the Arts (CA), Call for Entries: Mainly Black & White

scaSebastopol Center for the Arts (CA), Call for Entries: Mainly Black & White

Deadline: May 4th, 2015, 6:00pm PST

Mainly black and white with tolerance for a minimal sidestep of color. Color, if used, should enhance the black and white theme. Open to every interpretation (literal or metaphorical) and to all media  including video art, fiber arts, mime,  performance, installation…all work must be original, no copies or giclees. Entry fee.

For more detailed information and entry form: http://sebarts.org/images/uploads/FINALblackand_white.pdf

Entry link (via Entry Thingy): http://www.entrythingy.com/d=sebarts.org

Website: http://sebarts.org/

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Kana Tanaka

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 Kana Tanaka (glass)

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Thinking Globally in Human Scale, glass, stainless steel, 2013

http://www.kanatanaka.com/

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Newspace Center for Photography (OR), Call for Entries: 9th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2015–Deadline April 13th, 2015, 5pm PST

Newspace Center for Photography (OR), Call for Entries: 9th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2015

Deadline: April 13th, 2015, 5:00pm PST

Newspace Center for Photography is excited to invite submissions to their 9th Annual Juried Exhibition. Selections will be made by Yaelle Amir, Curator at Newspace. All styles and methods of photography will be considered.

Please size your images as 72 dpi jpg files that are 10 inches in their longest dimension. Each jpg file must be titled with your last name, first initial, ‘underscore’ and the entry number. For instance the first image uploaded by Mike Smith would be SmithM_1.jpg

Entry fee (free for Newspace members).

For more detailed information and link to submit: http://newspacephoto.org/gallery/call-for-entries/

About: Newspace Center for Photography is an educational and cultural nonprofit that is dedicated to promoting photographic education and appreciation to the public as well as providing a space and building a community where photo enthusiasts can learn, create, discuss and show their work. They are located in Portland, Oregon.

 

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Workhouse Arts Center (VA), National Open Call for Submissions: 5th Annual Workhouse Clay Ceramics Exhibition 2015

Workhouse Arts Center (VA), National Open Call for Submissions: 5th Annual Workhouse Clay Ceramics Exhibition 2015

Deadline: May 6th, 2015

The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its 5th Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition 2015. This is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks.All works must be primarily ceramic. Mixed media works will be accepted only if ceramic materials are the primary media. The juror will make final determinations. Size is limited to artwork that fits through a standard door. Floor works must be firmly stable. Large scale installations shall be installed by artist. Wall-mounted pieces are limited to 20 lbs. per section. Work must have been produced within the last 3 years.

Selections will be conducted from images of works. No substitutions will be allowed. Artists may submit up to 3 entries with two images (including one detail) of each, not to exceed 6 images. Entry fee.

Juror: Anne Currier

Awards: Best of Show- $500.,  1st place-$350.,  2nd Place-$250.,  2 Honorable Mentions

For more detailed information PDF: http://www.workhousearts.org/sites/default/files/Workhouse%20Clay%20National%202015%20Prospectus.pdf

Website link to entry: http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=887

Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, Virginia

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Job(s), Southern Exposure (CA), Teaching Opportunities: Lead Teaching Artists (3) for Mission Voices Summer (MVS), and Teaching Artist Assistants (3) 2015

SOEXJob(s), Southern Exposure (CA), Teaching Opportunities: Lead Teaching Artists (3) for Mission Voices Summer (MVS), and Teaching Artist Assistants (3) 2015

Deadline: April 24th, 2015 by 5:00pm PST

Mission Voices Summer (MVS) is a four-week intensive summer arts program that gives young people the opportunity to exercise leadership skills and participate in their community by exploring relevant social and personal issues through visual arts. MVS is collaboration between Southern Exposure’s Artist in Education program and community-based youth organizations in San Francisco. The program bridges neighborhoods and cultures by pairing local artists with teens from the Bay Area.

Three Lead Teaching Artists, along with three Teaching Artist Assistants and Southern Exposure’s Artists in Education Program Director will collaborate with and teach approximately 30-45 teenagers (divided into groups of 10-15) this summer to produce projects and an exhibition in Southern Exposure’s 20th Street space based on a socially relevant theme. The program will culminate with a final project and exhibition, opening Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The work will be on view to the public August 5 – August 15, 2015 at Southern Exposure.

Website link for Lead Teaching Artists: https://www.soex.org/opportunities/teaching-opportunity/lead-teaching-artists-mission-voices-summer-2015

PDF for more detailed information, salary, qualifications for Lead Teaching Artists: MVS_Lead_2015.pdf

Website link for Teaching Artist Assistants: https://www.soex.org/opportunities/teaching-opportunity/teaching-artist-assistants-mission-voices-summer-2015

PDF for more detailed information, stipend, qualifications for Teaching Artist Assistants: MVS_Assistant_2015.pdf

About: Southern Exposure (SoEx) is an artist-centered non-profit organization that is committed to supporting visual artists. Through our extensive and innovative programming, SoEx strives to experiment, collaborate and further educate while providing an extraordinary resource center and forum for Bay Area and national artists and youth in our Mission District space and off-site, in the public realm.

Southern Exposure, 3030 20th Street, San Francisco, California 94110

 

 

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Art & Pancakes, April 12th, 2015

Pancakes & BDArt news tidbits for your Sunday morning. Enjoy!

Art Made in Harm’s Way   Link

Crane Collapses onto Dallas Museum of Art, Mark di Suvero Sculpture Escapes Unharmed   Link

Voyeuristic Photographer Arne Svenson Wins New York Supreme Court Case   Link

Student Protests Force Out Shamed Cooper Union President Jamshed Bharucha   Link

Collectors Still Pay More for Male Artists   Link

Reykjavík Mayor Wants MoMA Björk Show To Be Reconstituted in Iceland   Link

Audio podcast link to the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism talk, Who We Be: Superpanel Talk on Art, Activism and Social Justice   Link

A Neighborhood Thing: The San Francisco Mission Art Scene in the ’90s   Link

John Giorno interview. Artist of sound, image, performance, and video collages created from a poet’s perspective.  Link

SJSU student film by Kourosh Ahari selected for prestigious Cannes film festival   Link

 

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Silicon Valley Women’s Caucus for Art (CA), Call for Entries, Sexism: A Touchy Subject

Silicon Valley Women’s Caucus for Art (CA), Call for Entries, Sexism: A Touchy Subject

Deadline: May 10th, 2015

From their call: Sexism: A Touchy Subject is our 2015 members open juried exhibition with cash awards and prizes open call to all self-identified women artists.

Sexism today is a touchy subject. Sex, when used as the basis for discrimination is called sexism, a term coined in the 1960s. Yet even now, a half century later, a definition has never reached consensus. Why?

  • Is it the belief that one sex is intrinsically inferior?
  • Do genders think differently about sex and all its related matters?
  • Is this nature so deep in our psyche it exists in a realm beyond our reach?

If our sexual identity is unconscious it makes our often extreme reactions hard to understand let alone explain. Yet it pervades all cultures and personal experience fundamentally. Bodily autonomy. Economics. Motherhood. The responding political movements reverberate with gender memes as we lurch blindly into the future looking for justice, looking for satisfaction, looking for love.

The gender “wars” are exhausting. But is it better to avoid the topic? What is just, when it comes to a woman?

Awards: Awards for creativity of concept, excellence of design and expertise of media: 1st pl $300, 2nd pl $150, 3rd pl $50.

Juror: Catharine Clark, founder and gallerist of the Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco and New York City. Catharine has lived in London, Bologna and Philadelphia, where she attended the University of Pennsylvania earning a BA with honors in Art History. She has guest lectured and served as a panelists at universities, museums, and other institutions.

Venue: Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://www.svwca.org/sexism-a-touchy-subject.html

 

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Jobs, San Jose Museum of Art (CA): Gallery Teacher & Studio Arts Educator

Jobs, San Jose Museum of Art (CA): Gallery Teacher & Studio Arts Educator

San Jose Museum of Art has two teaching positions posted:

Position: Gallery Teacher 
Department: Museum Experience and Education
Reports to: Manager of Youth and Family Services 
Status: Part time, non-exempt. Schedule varies according to school tour requests. Monday-Friday, mornings and afternoons, 6-10 hours/week. 

Gallery Teachers are responsible for facilitating interactive conversations about art in a gallery setting, researching artists and artworks, leading on-site hands-on art lessons, and writing lesson plans. Gallery Teachers aim to administer inquiry-based gallery visits that offer students the opportunity to develop visual arts literacy through viewing and talking about works of art.

For more detailed information, responsibilities, qualifications, compensation, and application instruction: http://sjmusart.org/employment-gallery-teacher

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Position: Studio Arts Educator
Department: Museum Experience and Education
Reports to: Manager of Youth and Family Services
Status: Part time, non-exempt.
Schedule varies according to Studio Art Program requests.

The Studio Arts Educator is responsible for conducting on-site and off-site Studio Art Programs and partnerships that further SJMA’s mission to engage audiences with the art of our time and the vitality of the creative process.  

For more detailed information, responsibilities, qualifications, compensation, and application instruction: http://sjmusart.org/employment-studio-arts-educator

 

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Southern Exposure (CA): International Call, Open Submissions for Artists, Spring 2015

SOEXSouthern Exposure (CA): International Call, Open Submissions for Artists, Spring 2015

Submissions Accepted: April 6th, 2015 – May 11th, 2015

The Projects and Exhibitions Program presents newly developed projects which are unusual in form and idea. Please familiarize yourself with our recent programming. Projects may vary in duration and location, ranging from gallery-based projects to off-site works, performances, events, workshops, exchanges or collaborations.

Southern Exposure encourages submissions from national and international artists of diverse ages, genders, ethnicities and backgrounds. Please apply for our many other opportunities and open calls each year, including our annual juried show, project-specific awards for public art projects such as the Graue Award, SoEx’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program and three open calls a year for teaching artists to work in our nationally-recognized Artists in Education Program.

Submission criteria + the review process

Southern Exposure’s volunteer artist member Curatorial Committee will consider submissions for:

  • specific projects that take the form of off-site or gallery–based projects, programs, or events; or
  • examples of work that will become part of a general ongoing pool of artwork. The Curatorial Committee may draw on this pool of artists for upcoming programming. 

Southern Exposure is not accepting proposals from curators at this time. Projects may exist as a one-time occurrence, be ongoing for a number of days or weeks or occur sporadically over the course of a longer time period. We strongly recommend artists interested in submitting work familiarize themselves with our recent programming and mission as a way to focus their application and ensure their work is an appropriate fit. Past projects have included performances and lectures in private homes, immersive interactive installations, walks, workshops and an event in a cave. View past programs in the calendar section of our website at www.soex.org.

Submissions are reviewed twice a year by SoEx’s Curatorial Committee, a volunteer group of 8 local artists plus two staff members, including SoEx’s Executive Director and Projects and Exhibitions Program Director, representing a broad cross section of the Bay Area arts community. Open submissions is a highly competitive process as we receive hundreds of applications annually.

For more detailed information, guidelines and link to apply : https://soex.submittable.com/submit

About: Southern Exposure (SoEx) is an artist-centered non-profit organization that is committed to supporting visual artists. Through our extensive and innovative programming, SoEx strives to experiment, collaborate and further educate while providing an extraordinary resource center and forum for Bay Area and national artists and youth in our Mission District space and off-site, in the public realm.

An active presence in the Bay Area since 1974, SoEx is continually evolving in response to the needs of artists and the community while engaging the public in artists’ work. Central to our mission is to remain the most accessible space for visual artists to produce and present new work, learn, and connect. SoEx provide visual artists with the tools and resources they need to experiment in an open and supportive environment. We also work to advocate to new, diverse audiences and build an ever-growing community of enthusiasts and supporters of the visual arts.

 

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Associated Artists of Winston-Salem (NC), National Call for Artists: Dimensions 2015

k70Pwg4M5e-iWYplaeLkuBoTDzoz_HRjaqXyU-3Hn_x4j2RqiX2jgXdAhcLg323Apo-uWn2rfDzTWqXB2VjrtyVtHiquthUQh6nliEOT2xCbx1qbNNzLuGFTDYFh45s-WvOOCzj1iRpRrBaRXeymWE2wP3m0U6Nd4iHuJRY=s0-d-e1-ftAssociated Artists of Winston-Salem (NC), National Call for Artists: Dimensions 2015

Deadline: May 15th, 2015

Dimensions is a national juried art exhibition established by Associated Artists of Winston-Salem in 1964 to showcase outstanding visual art in two and three-dimensional fine art media. This year’s exhibition will be held inside the Womble Carlyle Gallery at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the city of arts and Innovation.

Eligibility: Works in all fine art media completed within the last 5 years are eligible, as long as they have not been displayed in any previous one month or longer AAWS exhibits at the Womble Carlyle Gallery. Art should be original (no mass-produced prints or reproductions). Hand-pulled prints, original digital prints and photographs are acceptable. Photographers should enter the first edition of a print run. All work must be the exhibitor’s original idea and be created by the exhibitor–not done under the supervision of an instructor.

This year’s Juror Is Paul Bright, Director of the Charllote & Philip Hanes Gallery at Wake Forest University.

Awards: Best in Show – $1,000,  2nd Place – $500,  3rd Place – $250,   Honorable Mentions – $50

Entry Fees: AAWS Members: Up to 3 works – $30. For each additional work, add $5.
Non-Members: Up to 3 works – $40. For each additional work, add $7.

Full prospectus PDF with submission instructions, guidelines and size restrictions: http://files.changemywebsite.com/746562/doc/Dimensions2015Prospectus-4.pdf

Website link: http://www.associatedartists.org/

 

 

 

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