The Long and Winding Road….

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Dear Bay Area Art Grind Readers, Subscribers and Friends,

This month marks 6 years since the Bay Area Art Grind, originally named the SJSU Art Blog, started posting calls for artists, by artists. Our “big idea” was started by a small group of San Jose State University MFA graduate student friends to post calls for emerging artists and announcements of graduate student exhibitions. As time went on, we started to post calls and events beyond the SJSU art environment. Post graduate school, our core group also includes alumni from SFSU and most of the staff eventually moved away from the SF Bay Area, although still contribute. Currently, this site has posted over 6,000 posts and pages of calls for artists, listings of SF Bay Area events, and opportunities for artists far and wide. There was never a day missed without at least one post or call.

The calls are screened, you might even say curated, to meet a certain criteria by asking ourselves several key questions. Is this an opportunity which we wouldn’t mind seeing on our own artists resume? Is the juror someone we would want becoming familiar with our art? Is this a place we would like to see our art exhibited at?  We earnestly tried to avoid the following:  Places that seemed like art call mills (calls for artists with entry fees is the bulk of their total exhibitions), online-only exhibition calls, sites where their links did not work when investigated, calls with exorbitant entry fees, and places with staff or subscriber related past bad experiences (ie: damaged returned art, gallery always closed, hidden fees, etc). We’ve kept the emerging artist in mind because, well, that’s pretty much what we are.

With that being said, this type of research for calls with our standards takes a lot of time. This is time away from making art, writing, applying for grants, and doing research for our own art work. So, the Bay Area Art Grind will be slowing down in posts in the coming weeks and then new posts will cease by the end of October, 2014. All posts will be available for search until December 31st, 2014. We will keep our Twitter feed for links to interesting calls we see, intriguing art news and exhibitions/events of interest. We will also keep our Flickr site with photos from some of our staff seeing art out and about in our travels.

Thank you to our devoted subscribers and followers who advised, gave suggestions, sent us love and support, and helped us grow over the years.

Keep making art!

~Barbara Horiuchi, Bay Area Art Grind Editor & Founder

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Santo Foundation, International Call for Applicants: Individual Artists Grants 2014

Untitled-1Santo Foundation, International Call for Applicants: Individual Artists Grants 2014

Deadline: October 31st, 2014

Three artists will be selected to each receive $5000. Five additional awards of $1000. each will also be awarded. Funds are to be used at the artist’s discretion with no follow up material required. Graduate School candidates are eligible as well as emerging, mid-career and mature artists. This is an International call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of country, state or residency status. Artists may submit online only through Call for (CaFÉ). Please submit a (minimum and maximum) 6 jpegs of original work and a current resume. No artist statements. All mediums of visual art are eligible including video and performance. Limit video segments to 3 minutes. Please do not submit other materials. There is a nominal application fee of $40.00 US. Selected Artists will be announced in early December 2014.

The Santo Foundation is pleased to announce Pablo Helguera as Distinguished Juror for the 2014 Individual Artist Awards. Mr. Helguera, is a New York based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance. Helguera is currently the Director of Adult and Academic programs at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

For more detailed information on the jurors and link to apply via CaFE:


About: The Santo Foundation was established to recognize and assist the careers of individual artists. Our mission is to provide assistance directly to artists in the form of individual monetary awards, travel stipends, exhibitions and speaker honorariums. We increase the sustainability of artists further by providing subsidized work space. The challenges facing contemporary visual artists are significant and their success and sustainability remains vital to our cultural heritage.

The Santo Foundation, 2424 Oakridge Street, Denton, Texas


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Job, Tulane University (LA): Art Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Sculpture/ 3D Visual Art

Job, Tulane University (LA):  Art Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Sculpture/ 3D Visual Art

Review of applications will begin January 10th, 2015

The Newcomb Art Department seeks an artist and educator to lead the development of the sculpture area. S/he should be familiar with traditional sculptural materials and processes, but able to incorporate digital and electronic technologies for imaging and fabrication in 3-D based artistic inquiries. Ideal candidates will bring a broad vision of contemporary visual art, and make use of contemporary technologies and the opportunities for collaboration and intellectual inquiry within the department and across the university.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate through graduate levels of sculpture, as well as shared responsibilities for BFA and MFA committee work and advising, and teaching the MFA Graduate Seminar on rotating basis. Normal teaching load is 2 /2, plus graduate instruction and advising.The faculty member will be responsible for planning, maintenance, and operation of the sculpture area classrooms / labs, and will participate in departmental and university service as appropriate. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Start date July 1st, 2015.

Qualifications: Candidates should be actively practicing artists with growing national exposure and a substantial knowledge of historical and current theoretical discourse in sculpture and the visual arts with a genuine commitment to excellence in teaching and professional practice. MFA, active exhibition record, and post-MFA teaching experience required

All applications are to be sent electronically. Only electronic applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin January 10, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Link to apply and submission list:

Location: Tulane University, Uptown Campus, New Orleans, Louisiana


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Basement Films (NM), Call for Submissions: Experiments in Cinema v10.T36

Basement Films (NM), Call for Submissions: Experiments in Cinema v10.T36 

Deadline: November 1st, 2014

From their call:  Experiments in Cinema (EIC) seeks new and old work that moves beyond traditional narrative, experimental, and documentary forms. We are interested in cinema that “steps on toes”, questions authority, complicates traditions, experiments with form and content, and provides us with a view into the world that we have never seen before—challenge us (if you dare)!  We are also interested in expanded cinema projects however, please provide us with quality documentation of those expanded cinema projects so we have a clear understanding of your work.

The festival supports Super 8, Regular 8, 16mm, 35mm and, high resolution digital file (Quicktime, AVI, any non-proprietary codec). EIC accepts works produced from any year, century or alternative dimension.
Individual entries are $15 each. If an artist submits 3 or more works, the entry fee is reduced to $10 per entry. We prefer payment via Paypal, but will accept checks or money orders payable in U.S. funds.

Artists submitting from outside the United States and artists whose work we have accepted to previous festivals are NOT required to pay an entry fee.

Website link:!submissions/c1xio

About: Each year Experiments in Cinema brings the international community of cinematic un-dependents to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA for a film festival that is designed to inspire a new generation of homegrown media activists to participate in shaping future trends of cultural representation.

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Parallel Studios (NM), International Call for Submissions, CURRENTS: Santa Fe International New Media Festival

currents-logo-bParallel Studios (NM), International Call for Submissions,  CURRENTS: Santa Fe International New Media Festival

Deadline: December 1st, 2014

Artists, performers & developers are invited to submit their work
This year’s Categories include:  New Media Installations, Outdoor Architectural Mapping and New Media Installations, Single Channel Video and Animation, Multimedia Performance, Fulldome, Experimental or Interactive Documentary, Web-Art/Art-Gaming/Mobile Device Apps, Oculus Rift, Robotics and 3D Printing. Two new special Categories: Axle Contemporary Mobile Gallery and New Media New Mexico 2015
You are welcome to submit multiple entries in one or more Categories. You must submit a new form for each entry. Entry fee. The Submission Fee for each entry must be paid separately. Submission is FREE for those 18 years old or younger.
Website link for more detailed information about each category, submission guidelines, and link to entry:
CURRENTS 2015 Call for Entries PDF: currents 2015 call for entries 2
Video documentation of CURRENTS 2014:

About: Parallel Studios ( a 501(c)(3) non-profit ) has been producing, curating and designing small and large scale currents video exhibitions in Santa Fe since 2002. In 2010 we launched CURRENTS: Santa Fe International New Media Festival as an annual, citywide event. The Festival brings together the work of established, unrecognized and emerging New Media artists, from New Mexico, the US and the world, for events showcasing interactive and fine art video installations, multimedia performances and web based art forms.


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University of North Carolina Asheville, International/National Call for Artists: 6th Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition

2178University of North Carolina Asheville, International/National Call for Artists: 6th Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition

Deadline: November 16th, 2014

As part of an ongoing commitment to promote drawing practices in the visual arts, the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites artists to submit entries to an International juried exhibition of contemporary drawing.  UNC Asheville seeks to examine drawing as it is practiced and defined by today’s artists.  Such an exhibition will demonstrate the continued significance of drawing through both conventional and innovative methods.  Accepted work will be exhibited in UNC Asheville’s S. Tucker Cooke Gallery from Jan. 16, 2015 through Mar. 1, 2015.

Esteemed juror, Val Britton, will be present and open the exhibition with a lecture about her practice on January 16, 2015; exhibition opening reception immediately following.

Eligibility: Open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older.  All work must be original, completed in the past two years and cannot have been exhibited at The University of North Carolina Asheville before.  It is at the juror’s discretion to choose single or multiple works from each artist’s submission.

Media: In effort to support the breadth in international contemporary drawing, media is open to any traditional or experimental drawing media including but not limited to two or three-dimensional works, video or installation. Size is open to works that can fit through a standard set of double doors, 10’6” ceiling height and up to 36’ for both floor and wall space.

Awards: $1000 in cash prizes, as chosen in person by the juror, will be awarded during the exhibition opening reception.

Sales: Sales will be encouraged and a 30% commission will be retained by UNC Asheville from the retail price listed on entry form.  All work will be available for purchase unless indicated NFS on the entry form.

Entry fee.

Link for more detailed information and link to apply via CaFE:

Website link:


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En Em Art Space (CA), International Call for Entries: Sugar Rush- Juried Group Show

2240En Em Art Space (CA), International Call for Entries: Sugar Rush- Juried Group Show

Deadline: November 17th, 2014

From their call:  The presence of sugar in our lives is nearly inescapable. From Candy Land to Candy Crush Saga, visions of sugary wonderlands populate some of our culture’s favorite pastimes. And if the inviting images of sweets in bright, saturated colors aren’t enough to tingle our taste buds, the actual sweets we consume are brimming with enough sugar to light up the pleasure centers of our brain, and to make us return for more.

Why are we so obsessed with all things sweet, especially when we know that it’s also responsible for many of our modern health problems? Studies have shown that our brain responds to sugar the same way that it would to an addictive substance such as cocaine. Sugar’s addictive quality may help explain why Americans, on average, consume about 150 pounds of sugar a year! But our obsession for all things sweet also spills over into our indulgence for culturally sweet (borderline saccharine) experiences such as child pageants, home décor, pets in sweaters.

Formerly known as “white gold” by Bristish colonists, sugar’s status has evolved from being an exotic sweet spice only enjoyed by society’s elites to its ubiquitous, highly processed forms available to the masses today. Artists such as Kara Walker and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons have addressed the history of sugar and its reliance on slave labor. “Sugar Rush” will focus on artworks that address the topic from multiple perspectives. Works can celebrate sweetness, or criticize it, or simply reference it in technique; works may mimic the saturated, rainbow colors of candy or the thick swirls of cake frosting. They can be any 2D or 3D mediums including but not limited to: works on paper, prints, books, photography, paintings, sculptures, and installation. Sorry, we are not accepting videos. There is no size requirement.

The guest juror and co-curator for this exhibition will be Rhonda Coleman.

A maximum of three entries are allowed with $25 application fee. This is an international call for artists. Fee is waived for Sacramento Area artists (Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado Counties). Use coupon code “Sugar Free.”

Website link:!submissions/c6zo

Link to call and to apply:

En Em Art Space, 1714 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818




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Art & Pancakes, October 19th, 2014

Pancakes and EmArt news tidbits for your Sunday morning….enjoy!

Dealer to Collector: Your Art Sucks  Link

What does it mean to be an artist today? The Work of Art in the Age of… Something.   Link

How Much Will Artists Be Paid Under the New W.A.G.E. Certification Program?  Link

Kerry James Marshall, interview: Putting black artists into the textbooks.   Link

Masahisa Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens  Link

Public Art Startup,  Emerging Collective, Hopes Anti-War Monument Goes Viral  Link

Paul McCarthy attacked in Paris installing his piece at Place Vendôme   Link

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Stephen F. Austin State University, (TX), National Call for Entries: Sculpture for All Competition and Exhibition 2015- 2017


SFAStephen F. Austin State University, (TX), National Call for Entries:
Sculpture for All Competition and Exhibition 2015- 2017

Deadline: January 11th, 2015

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and reside in the United States. Work must be: Original and created in the last three years. Three-dimensional, suitable for outdoor installation and able to be structurally secured to a concrete pad, capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions, high traffic areas and safe for children. Suitable for family viewing. Works deemed unsafe, fragile, or otherwise unsuitable will not be considered.

Size Limitations: No work can exceed 15 feet in height or weigh more than 1,000 pounds, due to equipment limitations. If you would like to enter a larger piece and are able to provide your own equipment for installation, please contact John Handley, Ph.D., Director of SFA Art Galleries, for authorization prior to submission at Electronic submission is required.

A non-refundable submission fee of $15 allows each artist to submit up to three entries. The entry fee must be paid online via credit card at the time of submission. Each artist must submit a maximum of three digital photographs detailing alternate views for each entry. Images must be in jpeg format. Submissions must Include: the title, size, and materials used;  An explanatory statement (approximately 100 words) for each sculpture submitted;  a short biography (100 words or less in paragraph form, i.e. not a resume); your website URL (if applicable); and your contact information (email address, mailing address, and telephone number).

To apply and link to more detailed information via CaFE:

Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas:

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Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Call for Applicants: Seven Research Fellowships, 2015

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Call for Applicants: Seven Research Fellowships, 2015

Deadline: January 15th, 2014

Seven fellowships are available. No fees to submit.

Advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline are encouraged to apply. Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree and must be engaged in dissertation research.

Ansel Adams Fellowship: Awards up to $5,000 to promote new knowledge about photography and the history of photography.

Kenneth J. Botto Fellowship: Awards up to $5,000 to support curators, writers, and researchers investigating the life and work of Kenneth J. Botto; photographers working to incorporate set-up, collage, or constructed imagery; or photographers whose work is a critical comment on political, social, and/or art historical issues in society.

Josef Breitenbach Fellowship: Awards up to $5,000 to support research into the art and career of Josef Breitenbach (1896-1984) and as his work and archive relates to other works and archives in the Center’s collections.

Photographic Arts Council/Los Angeles (PAC/LA) Fellowship: Awards up to $2,500 to support research in the history of photography

Milton Rogovin Fellowship: Awards up to $5,000 to support research into the art and career of Milton Rogovin (1909-2011) and socially concerned photography.

Todd Walker Fellowship: Awards up to $3,500 to support research into the art and career of Todd Walker.

Edward Weston Fellowship: Awards up to $5,000 to support research on the art, career, and influence of Edward Weston (1886-1958), his family, models, and friends.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210103, Tucson, Arizona, 85721

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City of Mountain View (CA), National Call for Artists: Public Art for the Center for Performing Arts, 2015 Season

City of Mountain View (CA), National Call for Artists: Public Art for the Center for Performing Arts, 2015 Season

Deadline: October 31st, 2014, 11:00pm PST

The City of Mountain View’s Visual Arts Committee is inviting artists and artist teams working in a variety of media to exhibit public art in the lobby of the Center for Performing Arts for the 2015 season.

The rotating exhibits are approximately nine weeks in length and are viewed by thousands of people visiting downtown Mountain View and attending shows at the Center for Performing Arts. The Visual Arts Committee would like to encourage exhibits by all professional artists and, the City will provide insurance, installation and will offer a small stipend to help defray costs.

Eligibility: The call is open to all professional artists/artist teams over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Local artist residing in the Northern California Bay Area Region are encouraged to apply.

All exhibited artwork will be for sale through the Center for Performing Arts Box Office for a 20 percent commission. In Addition, credit card and debit card processing fees will be deducted from the sales price. Further, the City of Mountain View does not collect sales tax on the sale of merchandise and the artist is responsible for all taxes due on the sale of art by the City. All sale and delivery arrangements will be made by the Center for Performing Arts with buyers.

For more detailed information and link to apply:

PDF link for more information:




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Foundry Art Centre (MO), Call for Entries: The Art of Our Consumption

foundryFoundry Art Centre (MO), Call for Entries: The Art of Our Consumption

Deadline: November 22nd, 2014 

From their call: There are many ways to talk about our relationship with our environment. The Art of Our Consumption invites artists to participate in this discussion using repurposed, recycled, salvaged, found, or sustainable materials in their creations. Whether through media, process, or theme, artwork should speak to our relationship with and impact on our environment – what and how we consume, conserve, destroy, create, etc.

Awards: “Going Solo” Gallery III show or $1000,  $250 Juror’s Choice Awards

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

All media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed and prepared to handle with all hardware readily attached. There is no minimum size requirement for acceptance, and larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway.  Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Artists are asked to consider that their work will be on display for 6 weeks in a public space and works with materials that jeopardize the cleanliness of the galleries will not be accepted. A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration. Entry fee

For more information and submission guidelines:

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


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Jack Straw Cultural Center (WA), Call for Applicants: Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs

Jack Straw Cultural Center (WA), Call for Applicants: Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs

Deadline: October 31st, 2014 (postmark), 5:00pm PST

Artist Support Program      New Media Gallery     Writers Program

The Jack Straw Artist Residency Programs offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative uses of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in the recording studios and participation in their various presentation programs.

Artist Support Program LINK

New Media Gallery LINK

Writers Program LINK


About: Jack Straw Cultural Center is the Northwest’s only non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center. A community-based resource since 1962, we provide a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. Jack Straw focuses on annual artist residencies through our Artist Support Program, our Writers Program, and our Gallery Residency Program; art and technology education for all ages; arts heritage partnerships; and radio production. Our full-service recording studio is also available for a range of arts projects.

Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98105

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Root Division (CA), Call for Curatorial Proposals for Exhibitions, ’15 – ’16, Next Deadline Nov. 1st, 2014

Root DivisionRoot Division (CA), Call for Curatorial Proposals for Exhibitions, ’15 – ’16, Next Deadline Nov. 1st, 2014

Next Deadline: November 1st, 2014

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.


More information and submission parameters:

Request for Initial Review Form: (DOWNLOAD FORM)


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Art & Pancakes, October 12th, 2014

wedding-pancakesArt news tidbits for your blissful Sunday.

Artist’s Diaries Since 1865  Link

Edward Weston was a major cat man  Link

World’s oldest art found in an Indonesian cave   Link

Norway Reveals Artful New Banknotes   Link

Pakistan-born and Indianapolis-based artist Anila Quayyum Agha sweeps this year’s Art Prize winning both Jury and Public Grand Prize Awards with her amazing piece  Link

Wedding pancake image link.
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San Francisco Arts Commission (CA), Call for Artists: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Public Art Project

SFACSan Francisco Arts Commission (CA), Call for Artists: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Public Art Project

Deadline: December 8th, 2014, 11:59pm, PST    

The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) is seeking applicants to create a permanent public artwork for the western facing façades of San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Polk and Hayes Streets, San Francisco, CA. Our objective is to commission an artwork that will activate and enliven the façade of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, turning it into a major new cultural asset for the Civic Center. This is a high profile opportunity for an imaginative and innovative artist to create a large scale artwork in a very prominent location.

Project Budget: The total budget for artwork is $1,200,000. inclusive of all artist’s fees, as well as associated expenses for design, fabrication, insurance, transportation, and installation.

More Information and Application Requirements:  Please visit the SFAC website and read the full Requests For Qualifications before applying to this call. Applications are accepted via SlideRoom at

Website link for images of site, application process, artist selection process, and more:



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Gyeonggi Creation Center (KR), International Call for Applicants: Artist Residency 2015

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Deadline: November 3rd, 2014, 6:00pm KST

Gyeonggi Creation Center is pleased to announce a call for 29 resident artists to participate in this year’s Creation residency. The residency will host 17 Korean artists for a period of either one or two years, and 12 international artists for a period of up to three months. The application period begins in October and continues through November. The screening of applications will begin in December and continue through January. Once selected, artists are expected to arrive at the GCC in March.

The Gyeonggi Creation Center first opened to the public in October 2009. Its primary mission has been to establish itself as an international artist residency that supports creative work, research, and the free exchange of ideas between artists of all nationalities while fostering relationships with local surrounding communities.

GCC is managed by Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, a part of the Gyeonggi Provincial Government. GCC aims to inspire participants through creative activities, education programs, interdisciplinary research, and direct interactions with local residents and other community projects. An emphasis will be placed on increasing access to, and awareness of, the cultural resources of Gyeonggi Province for all residents.

It is our intention that a focus on interaction with local communities will set the stage for a new type of future-oriented cultural paradigm; GCC endeavors to lead the cultural development of Gyeonggi Province, and in doing so, will increase awareness and understanding of participants and communities in other international artistic exchanges.

The following guidelines are designed for international applicants only.
Artists working in all disciplines and genres are eligible to apply.

Creative residency program
–Visual arts: painting, sculpture, film/video, new media, architecture, design, photography
–Creative computation: data visualization, physical computing, UI/UX design, kinetic installation, glitch, net art
–Public art
–Performing arts: dance, music, theater
–Literature: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, journalism, screen and playwriting, children’s literature, or translation

Research residency program
–Curator, critic, museum archivist, philosopher, sociologist

For more detailed information and link to entry:


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Expose Art Magazine, International Call for Submissions: Juried Publication

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Deadline: November 1st, 2014 

From their call: Expose Art Magazine is created by artists for artists. Our first publication will be a special edition geared toward the biggest art market event in the world, Art Basel. The publication will be distributed at no cost to select collectors and galleries participating in the 2014 event. We accept all 2D and 3D media. Entry Fee is $25.

For more information and link to entry:

About: Our mission at Expose Art is to create a connection between artists, writers, galleries, collectors, and publications. The academic-based publication includes articles and artwork through a selective process.  Printed copies will be distributed at no cost to selected art galleries, both nationally and internationally.

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Southern Exposure (CA), Call for Northern California Artists: More Than One Way, 2014 Entry-Fee-Free Juried Exhibition

SOEX_JURIEDSHOW_CFE1Southern Exposure (CA), Call for Northern California Artists: More Than One Way, 2014 Entry-Fee-Free Juried Exhibition

Artwork Drop Off Dates:  Friday, November 14th, 2014, 12:00 – 7:00pm
Saturday, November 15th, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00pm

Videos Due:  Saturday, November 15th, 2014, 12:00pm

Southern Exposure (SoEx) invites Northern California* visual artists to submit work for the 2014 Entry-Fee-Free Juried Exhibition and Screening More Than One Way. Bring us your crazy experiments, doomed plans, and quixotic dreams! All ideas and forms will be considered.

Exhibition juried by Aandrea Stang, director of OxyArts at Occidental College
Screening juried by Kevin McGarry, writer and curator based in Los Angeles

Eligibility: Open to visual artists and other instigators living in Northern California* working in all media and formats. Work selected for this program will exemplify Southern Exposure’s mission and our commitment to supporting new, innovative, risk-taking contemporary visual art practices.

*Northern California artists: North of King City and South of Red Bluff.

SoEx accepts only ONE submission per person for consideration per juried opportunity. Video artists mau submit ONE work to be considered for the exhibition and ONE work to be considered for the screening. Work must be new or have been completed within the current year. Dimensions of gallery-based objects submitted may not exceed 5′ x 5′ x 5′ and 75 lbs.

PDF of call for detailed information and entry form: SOEX_JURIEDSHOW_CFE

Website link:

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.


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

Microsoft Word - LOGO2015.docxPrintAustin (TX), National Call for Entries: The Contemporary Print

Deadline: November 9th, 2014

From their call: PrintAustin invites you to enter our second annual juried national exhibition “ The Contemporary Print” to be held at Big Medium Gallery at Canopy during PrintAustin 2015.

PrintAustin is a month-long celebration of original prints, the artists who create them, and the people who collect them.The calendar is filled with exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and special events at museums, galleries, non-profit organizations, and alternative spaces.

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

JurorsWe are excited to announce our show jurors: Kathryn Polk, an artist living in Tucson, Arizona, whose work is rich with allegorical and unexpected layering of whimsy with a keen perception of the narrative and story-telling. Polk’s prints are widely exhibited and are in the collections around the world. Kevin McNamee-Tweed from North Carolina and a NYU graduate, creates work on paper, installations, and books. Kevin is currently exhibition curator at Big Medium.

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

Awards1st Prize: $400 2nd Prize: $300  & 3rd Prize: $200

Entry fee$35 for up to 3 entries; $10 for each additional entry.

Link to entry and more detailed information via CaFE:


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Studio 110 Projects (CA), Call for SF Bay Area Artists: Paint It Black

paint it blackStudio 110 Projects (CA), Call for SF Bay Area Artists: Paint It Black

Deadline: October 12th, 2014, 12noon PST

For Artists living or working in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Mateo counties are eligible. No submission fee.

Paint it Black is a one-night pop up exhibition celebrating endings. As the days grow shorter and the nights longer we welcome the fading lights. Join us for an evening of coming together in this fleeting event that honors both our accomplishments and their impermanence.

Studio 110 Projects is accepting submissions of two-dimensional work, sculpture, video, installation, and performance from artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Works should fit the theme of darkness, fading, and impermanence as parts of a cycle that are positive and necessary. Selected artworks must demonstrate logistical feasibility, taking into account the limited time of the pop-up event.

Materials:  Submit no more than three JPG images at a maximum of 800 pixels in any dimensions. Files must be named lastname_first_name_01.jpg, and numbered accordingly. Images must be accompanied by an annotated image list corresponding to your filenames and include the artwork’s title, medium, dimensions, date, and price. Image list must be in PDF format and named lastname_firstname_imagelist.pdf.

Submission: Images and image list must be submitted by Friday, October 10th at 12 pm (noon) via email to

Notification: Accepted artists will be announced by Monday, October 13th.

Requirements: Artists are required to install their own work during the one hour time period on the day of installation and to de-install their work and remove all hardware at the end of the event. Installation assistance will be available and the gallery will take responsibility for patching and painting. Studio 110 Projects takes a 30% commission on sales.


About: Studio 110 Projects is an artist-centered experimental workspace committed to offering emerging visual artists the opportunity to develop and showcase new ideas, engage with the local community, and collaborate with one another. Central to our mission is encouraging an evolving artistic and social dialogue, amplifying community voices. We encourage the flow of images and ideas between the diverse communities that cross paths in the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area. We currently support conceptually based projects taking the form of installation, performance, new media, exhibitions, artist residencies, popup events, and off-site projects.


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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (NY) Call for Applicants/Proposals for Fellowship and Grant: Artist As Activist

120117_RRF_logoRobert Rauschenberg Foundation (NY) Call for Applicants/Proposals for Fellowship or Travel Grant:  Artist As Activist

Deadline for Fellowship Letter of Interest : October 13th, 2014

Deadline for Travel/Research Grant: March 15th, 2015

Each applicant can submit only one proposal to the program. Please choose whether to apply to the two-year fellowship or the travel grant.

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced the launch of an open call for proposals for artists whose work intersects with activism. Up to $100,000 in project support and up to $10,000 in travel and research grants will be provided to artists and collectives working to address pressing challenges facing societies in the U.S. and beyond.

The current call for proposals is in the Artist as Activist program. If you believe that your work fits strongly with the program’s goals and scope we encourage you to prepare an application according to the guidelines and instructions below. Each grant opportunity has a different set of requirements and timeline so be sure to review both the Guidelines and Online Application Instructions carefully.

Artist as Activist – Grant Guidelines – Fellowship 

Artist as Activist – Online Application Instructions – Fellowship

Artist as Activist – Grant Guidelines – Travel/Research Grant 

Artist as Activist – Online Application Instructions – Travel/Research Grant

About Artist As Activist:

Website link:

About: The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation fosters the legacy of the artist’s life, work, and philosophy that art can change the world. We increase access to Rauschenberg’s art, offer a residency program for artists of all disciplines, and support initiatives at the intersection of arts + issues.

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, 381 Layfayette Street, New York, New York




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Atlanta Photography Group (GA), Call for Entries: Portfolio

portfolio-logoAtlanta Photography Group (GA), Call for Entries: Portfolio

Deadline: November 1st, 2014, 4:00pm EST

From their call: Portfolio will feature a body of work from each of the six to eight artists selected. We are looking for strong, cohesive bodies of work. The exhibit is open to any style, subject, or method that can be accommodated in our gallery. While there is no theme, images submitted should represent a single project, idea, story or vision. An artist statement and brief bio are strongly encouraged. Artists selected will be listed by name and promoted on the Atlanta Photography Group website along with a link to their site.

Juror: Richard McCabe,Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

$2500 Purchase Award  In conjunction with Portfolio, one artist may have their work included in the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art (HMA) Atlanta. Brett Abbott, HMA Curator of Photography will review the photos selected by Mr. McCabe. If Mr. Abbott would like to acquire work for the Museum’s permanent collection, APG will purchase the work from the artist and donate them to HMA.

To be eligible you must enter and have your work selected for the exhibition.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists to have their work reviewed by museum curators with the possibility of being collected by a major art institution.

Entry fee.

For more detailed information and link to entry:

About: The Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which promotes the photographic arts through education, exhibitions, programming and support groups. They are located in Atlanta, Georgia.




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Art & Pancakes, October 5th, 2014

breakfast is ready!Art news tidbits for your Sunday morning. Enjoy!

Koons’s Giant Bronze Babies Make Qataris Queasy as Nation Gorges on Art   Link  “Gorges” is an apt description

And for everyone else: How Artists Use Their Skills to Pay the Bills   Link

Sound sneak preview: Ai WeiWei’s Alcatraz exhibition  Link

“What is the fair market value of a museum job?”  Link

A scientist astounded art historians with a major discovery about a da Vinci masterpiece   Link

Study: The arts boost student learning   Link    duh

Banksy wanted Clacton-on-Sea to confront racism – instead it confronted him    Link

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Sculpture Space Inc. (NY), Call for Applicants: 2015-16 Residency Program with stipend

Sculpture Space Inc. (NY), Call for Applicants: 2015-16 Residency Program with stipend

Deadline: December 31st, 2014

From their call:  Sculpture Space, located in Utica, New York, invites artists whose focus is sculpture to apply for a two-month residency between September 2015 and September 2016.  Depending on funding, eighteen to twenty residents are selectively chosen each year with a stipend of $2,000 awarded to offset costs.

Applications are accepted from November 1st to December 31st, 2014

Since 1976, Sculpture Space has helped to support the careers and studio practice of over 500 national and international artists from around the world.  As desired, artists and arts professionals (including curators and writers) are invited for informal studio visits. The collaborative environment of the studio and the communal aspects of the residence help foster dialogue, exchange of ideas, creative experimentation and both personal and professional connections.  In addition to the CHAIRity fundraiser in September, the public is invited to Works in Progress receptions (held every few months); other visits are arranged by appointment.

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

For more about Sculpture Space residency program:

Link to apply, submission guidelines, and for more detailed information:

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


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University of Pennsylvania, Call for Applicants: Video and Sculpture Professors

University of Pennsylvania, Call for Applicants:  Video and Sculpture Professors

Deadline: A review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2014 and continue until the position is filled

The Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design seeks qualified applicants for two full-time standing faculty positions in the areas of Sculpture and Video as a tenured or tenure-track appointment, rank commensurate with experience.

Search Descriptions:
Standing Faculty Position in Video
Standing Faculty Position in Sculpture

Website link:


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Cow House Studios (IE), International Call for Applicants: Art Educator Residencies, 2015

art-educator-residencyCow House Studios (IE), International Call for Applicants: Art Educator Residencies, 2015

Deadline: November 14th, 2014

The 2015 Art Educator Residency Program dates are:
Session 1 March 16th – March 22nd, 2015
Session 2 March 23rd – March 29th, 2015
Session 3 March 30th – April 4th, 2015
Session 4 April 6th – April 12th, 2015

From their call: Each year during the spring Cow House Studios provide residency opportunities to artists teaching at second or third level institutions. We believe a meaningful and engaging art education is rooted in teachers maintaining their own artistic practice. Committed educators are often challenged to find the time necessary to focus on their own work. Our residencies provide uninterrupted time to think and create, to develop new ideas, and engage with an intimate community of artists in a unique environment.

Applications are open to both Irish and international, second and third level educators working in any visual art medium. Applicants may apply for a one, two, three or four week stay. At any given time there will be up to four artists residing at the studios. Cow House Studios provide shared accommodation, and twenty-four hour access to the studio and facilities. Generous individual spaces are provided and the 343 m2 (3700 ft2) open plan space contains woodworking tools, a darkroom and computer lab.

Successful applicants are responsible for travel, food and material expenses, and asked to contribute €40 per week for maintenance and other consumables.

Eligibility: Applications are open to Irish and international educators working in any visual arts medium.

Website link for more information:

About: Cow House Studios is a progressive artist-run space set in the farmland of County Wexford, Ireland. A productive farm to this day, the 180 acres of land provides an authentic and inspirational backdrop, while facilitating multidisciplinary practices for artists in residence and students, focusing on cross-cultural learning and creative exchange.

Cow House Studios, Ballybawn, Rathnure, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland


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Connecting Cities, Artists’ call for proposals: Invisible and Visible Cities 2015

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Application deadline: October 31st, 2014

Berlin – Brussels – Helsinki – Linz -Liverpool – Madrid – Marseille – Montreal – Sao Paulo -Zagreb

From their call: Connecting Cities is a network of worldwide cultural institutions. The aim is to foster the circulation of artistic and cultural contents throughout European and worldwide urban screens and media facades.

With the curatorial theme of Invisible and Visible Cities 2015 we want to develop an awareness on the changes, which are hardly visible to the eyes and are underlying our nowadays cities. Our today’s modern cities are hybrid structures in which technology is invisibly interweaved in the perception layers of our everyday lives.

We call for artistic scenarios to visualise invisible, embedded “smart” urban infrastructures and analyse their impact on the technological transformation of our society in a broad and public discourse. Open or hidden data should be provided a visible layer beyond the aesthetics of data visualisation. Different positions frame this discussion of our future cities within the urban challenges i.e. of climate change, energy consumption and transport systems. We want to approach the “In/Visible City” through these three main questions:

Hybrid cities: How can we read and interact with the urban space and which stories / processes are hidden within?
Digital citizenship: How can citizen shape their digital urban environment and find new strategies for active / critical data collection processes and citizen’s engagement?
Translocal connectivity: How can we act physically in one place but mentally / emotionally appear in a different place through interactive urban scenarios and various interfaces?

The aim is not to represent reality, but to make a transformative/critical proposal with the question: Beside enhancing and optimizing (Smart City), empowering and improving (“open source urbanism”), do we also want to explore other approaches, maybe less “useful” but as meaningful; more poetic, narrative, contemplative or situationist? The call wants to encourage projects that reveal new levels of perception to an invisible layer of our nowadays cities.

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Job, Sarah Bush Dance Project: Managing Director

Job, Sarah Bush Dance Project: Managing Director

Sarah Bush Dance Project (SBDP), an San Francisco Bay Area based contemporary dance company, seeks a skilled Managing Director.  The Managing Director is the primary administrator for SBDP and in this role will be at the lead of various tasks and duties throughout the year.

An example of the duties are listed below:

  • ·      Lead and execute all company communications, contracts, and schedules and support the Artistic Director
  • ·      Collaborate with the Artistic Director on strategy development of all marketing and outreach projects.
  • ·      Coordinate, manage and implement marketing and outreach projects
  • ·      Assist in strategy development of all fundraising opportunities
  • ·      Coordinate, manage, and implement fundraising tasks and grant opportunities
  • ·      Responsible for budget creation
  • ·      Responsible for the entire booking process including networking, communicating with potential presenters and venues, negotiation of contracts and maintain relationships with the presenter network
  • ·      Create and maintain all administrative systems
  • ·      Schedule and facilitate all company and Advisory Council meetings
  • ·      Act as company representative with presenters, technical directors, festival managers, and performance venues.
  • ·      Act as lead in all performance duties, including production meetings, venue relations and producer relations


  • ·      Dedicated Arts Administrator with a familiarity of the performing arts, dance, production and performance
  • ·      Strong attention to detail and positive demeanor
  • ·      A hands-on manager who can act proactively and problem-solve
  • ·      Strategic thinker with tactical skills
  • ·      Experience with arts marketing, including social media
  • ·      Solid organizational and communication skills
  • ·      Good networker
  • ·      Understands and believes in the mission and values of the company

Website link:

To Apply: Send a resume and a cover letter to

Salary to be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


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New Delta Review, Call for Submissions: Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Photography

New Delta Review, Call for Submissions: Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Photography

Deadline: October 15th, 2014   

New Delta Review is now accepting submissions for the second annual Ryan R. Gibbs Award for Photography. For this contest, New Delta Review seeks a series of 10 photographs that will serve as the online cover pages for our journal’s winter issue. Together, the photographs should tell a story, or be centered on a unified theme of the artist’s choosing. The contest will be judged by Jesse Morgan Barnett. Entry fee is $10. Winner will receive $500 and publication.

For more information, please visit:


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apexart (NY), Call for Submissions: Unsolicited Proposal Program

apexartlogoapexart (NY), Call for Submissions: Unsolicited Proposal Program

Applications open: October 1st – November 1st, 2014

From their call:  apexart’s Unsolicited Proposal Program is an opportunity for anyone, from anywhere, to submit a proposal for an idea-based exhibition at apexart. From October 1st – November 1st, 2014, we will accept 500-word group exhibition proposals. Three winning proposals will be presented at apexart in New York City as part of our 2015-16 season. Proposals are only accepted online for anonymous consideration by an international group of more than 100 individuals composed of artists, curators, writers, arts professionals, and individuals from other fields.

Our unique system of crowd-sourced jurying asks each juror to read at least 50 proposals, in randomized order. Each proposal receives as many as 25 votes. We believe it is the most objective and fair process of evaluation that we have found. Submissions are reviewed anonymously and solely on the strength of their idea and previous curatorial experience is in no way required. Supplemental materials are not accepted to further level the “playing field.”

Three proposals with the highest ratings will be presented the following season at apexart in NYC, and the full tally of results (where your proposal ranked) will be available online to all submitters. We appreciate your interest in our programs.

Applications are welcomed and encouraged from around the world.

apexart will provide up to $5,000 for travel (organizer/artists), transportation of artwork, and general expenses and a $2,000 curatorial honorarium. apexart will assist and support the organizer to help locate outside support.

Website link:

About: apexart is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit contemporary visual arts organization located in Lower Manhattan, New York City, NY.


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