Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center (VA), National Open Call for Entries: 2016 Open Exhibition

Torpedo-mainTarget Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center (VA), National Open Call for Entries: 2016 Open Exhibition

Deadline EXTENDED: May 9th, 2016

This is an Open Call for proposals for an exhibition in the summer of 2016. This call is open to all artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and groups will be considered.

Jurors: Phil Hutinet and Victoria Milko.

The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive a solo exhibition at the Target Gallery from July 23rd, to August 28th, 2016. The artist(s) will also receive a stipend and an exhibition catalog.

All work must be for sale.

For full details, see PDF of the call: http://torpedofactory.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/2016-Open-Exhibition-Prospectus.pdf

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: http://torpedofactory.org/opportunities/call-for-entries/

Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA

 

 

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Santa Cruz Art League (CA), National Call for Artists: Contemporary Fiber Art Exhibit

scalSanta Cruz Art League (CA), National Call for Artists: Contemporary Fiber Art Exhibit

Deadline: May 16th, 2016, 11:59pm PST

From their call:  As an expressive medium, fiber and textiles encompass a broad arena: art and craftsmanship, form and function, dimensionality that can traverse the boundaries from two to three dimensions. Artists are charged with taking full advantage of the opportunity to experiment, test the boundaries, without losing sight of the content in art that ultimately speaks to the viewer.

Juror: Robin Treen. Independent Curator & Former Chief Curator/SJMQT.

Awards: Juror will grant $1,000 in Awards.

Categories: Work needs to be an actual fiber or can be some other medium that reference’s traditional fiber and/or textile techniques, such as woven metal, dimensional and free-standing works.

Size Limitation Restriction:  If larger than 5’ x 5’, please contact Keelin Sabel – keelin@scal.org or call 831-426-5787 for more guidance before applying online.

All work must be for sale. Artists agree to donate 45% of any sale of work to Santa Cruz Art League (SCAL) or 30% of sale if SCAL Member. Artist will be paid three weeks from end of show.
SCAL insures work only after installation. Maximum insured value $1000 regardless of price.

For more detailed information and link to entry: https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=7595

About: The Santa Cruz Art League is an art gallery, theater, classroom, and gift shop. The gallery exhibits are free to the public. The Santa Cruz Art League encourages and supports a wide range of visual and performing artists, professional and recreational alike, in a welcoming environment which celebrates the arts and makes them accessible to the community.

 

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Gallery 111 & ICB Artists Association (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: ICB Artist Residency, Fall 2016

icb_logo_smGallery 111 & ICB Artists Association (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: ICB Artist Residency, Fall 2016

Deadline: May 31st, 2016

Residency dates: October 1st – 31st, 2016

From their call: ICB Artists Residency Program invites artists to apply for a one month residency in the historic Industrial Center Building (ICB), located in Sausalito, California. This residency provides a dedicated project space, publicity, a public opening event, lecture event, and the opportunity to be part of one of the largest artist communities in the country. Residencies will be granted on the merit of the artist’s past work as well as the artist’s project proposal, body of work or installation to be developed during the residency. Projects that include interaction with the ICB community are encouraged.  The Fall 2016 guest juror is Robert Allen, gallerist/owner, Robert Allen Fine Art, Sausalito, CA

Eligibility: Applicants must be 18 years of age and reside in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Open to 2D and 3D visual artists, conceptual artists, video artists.

The project space is a 300 square foot gallery on first floor at Gallery 111 located at 480 Gate 5 Road, Sausalito, CA.  Note: This residency does not provide for lodging, which must be arranged by artist; additional storage is not available – includes 24-hour access, secure space; access to running water and public rest rooms, and building maintenance support.  The resident artist will be required to give at least one talk/slide show or walk-through presentation during residency. Gallery 111 will host a reception for the artist near the end of residency to showcase artwork produced during residency. Gallery 111 will publicize and promote artist’s talk and art opening to the media and to our extensive mailing list.

For full details and calendar dates (PDF): Gallery111residency_call_to_submit_fall2016 copy

Website link with details and guidelines to apply: http://www.icbartists.com/events.html

Questions? 480gate5art@gmail.com

About: The ICB Artists Association is a large, vibrant and diverse community of talented artists in Sausalito, California. Located in a historic WW II – era industrial building, the lofts are home to artists working in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, digital media, jewelry, printmaking, fiber arts, stained glass and much more.

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International Call for Applicants: Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for Artists

EGreenshieldsInternational Call for Applicants: Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants for Artists

Deadline: Ongoing

Artists working in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking.

The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year; there is no deadline for filing an application.

Applicants must be in the early or developmental stage of their career, work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpting or printmaking and demonstrate a commitment to making their art a lifetime career. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submitting their application.

Grantees who have complied with the terms and conditions of a grant previously awarded to them by the Foundation may apply for a second or third grant one year after the award of their previous grant.

First grants are in the amount of CAD $15,000 each. Subsequent grants are in the amount of CAD $18,000 each. Grants are made directly to the beneficiaries, not through other organizations. The Foundation reserves the right to award grants in other amounts and to disburse funds in whole or in part, as it deems advisable. Grantees man not receive more than three grants in their lifetime. (Exchange rate Link)

Grants are awarded based solely on the information contained in the application form and the supporting documentation and material submitted with it. The Foundation does not conduct personal interviews. The decision of the Foundation is final and is not subject to review or appeal.

For more detailed information and links to apply: https://elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org/
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About: Charles G. Greenshields, Q.C., of Montreal (Canada) founded The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in 1955 in memory of his mother. The Foundation provides financial assistance to artists who work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpting, or printmaking, are in the early or developmental state of their career, and demonstrate a commitment to making art a lifetime career.
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International Call for Artists: International Print Biennale 2016 (UK)

International Call for Artists: International Print Biennale 2016 (UK)

Deadline: June 20th, 2016, 17.00 BST

Now calling for entries, the International Print Awards 2016 are open to all International artists working with print in its widest interpretation, from traditional to contemporary print processes, including 2D, 3D, video, installation and site-specific work.

The Print Awards are the centerpiece of the International Print Biennale. Created by Northern Print in 2009, the Biennale showcases the broad spectrum of contemporary printmaking across the globe, through an extensive program of exhibitions, events, activities and an international symposium, held across the North East of England. It is the only event on this scale for printmaking in the UK, and since its inception has established itself as the key event for print in the international arts calendar. There is a non-refundable £25 application fee per artist.

Prizes: The 2016 International Print Awards will include a number of residency, bursary and purchase prizes. See link for the full list of prizes.

Selectors for the 2016 International Print Awards are: Christiane Baumgartner, Artist; David Cleaton-Roberts, Alan Cristea Gallery; and Sune Nordgren, Writer and Curator.

 For more detailed information and link to apply: https://ipbprintawards.artopps.co.uk/

 

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Lisa Kellner

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

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent artist is Lisa Kellner

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Ice Melt’s Tyrant Spell (ME), 2011-2012, silk organza, thread, and various pigments.

http://www.lisakellner.com/

 

 

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Kunststichting Perspektief vzw Art Foundation (BE), International Call for Artists: International Glass Art Biennial 2016

wp3658a237_06Kunststichting Perspektief vzw Art Foundation (BE), International Call for Artists: International Glass Art Biennial 2016

Deadline: July 1st, 2016

Artists from over the world will be invited to apply for selection for this prestigious event to be held in Haacht, Belgium. This high level Biennial offers glass artists a unique opportunity to exhibit – it also provides them with an  exceptional opportunity to reach new audiences. This edition will be supported by an integrated press and media campaign focusing on broadening contacts with the buying public and increasing foreign interest and participation.

The IGB2016 is organized by the Kunststichting Perspektief vzw (Art Foundation) who is committed to ensuring the high quality, presentation and promotion of an event for those who design and make contemporary glass art.

No entry fee.  All applicants must be over 18 years of age when applying, with no restrictions regarding
country or nationality. Important: the International Glass Art Biennial is for individual glass artists – applications from agents or wholesalers are excluded.
Number of works to exhibit will be advised after reading of the files.
No restrictions of form or weight of works. Works must be of ” recent date”

For more detailed information (in English): http://www.artksp.be/IGB2016(EN)-1.pdf

To Apply: Link

Website: http://www.artksp.be/igb2016.html 

 

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International Call for Applicants: Residency For Artists On Hiatus (RFAOH)

rfaohInternational Call for Applicants:  Residency For Artists On Hiatus (RFAOH)

Application deadline: June 25th, 2016

From their call: Residency For Artists On Hiatus (RFAOH) co-directors Shinobu Akimoto and Matthew Evans are pleased to invite international “artists on-hiatus” to apply to our third call for residents to participate in our ongoing project Residency For Artists On Hiatus (RFAOH).

Residency For Artists On Hiatus is a virtual yet functioning residency available to artists who, for one reason or another, are not currently making or presenting art. The residency exists in the form of a website only, and the residents are selected based on their proposals of “on-hiatus” activities (or non-activities). To be eligible to apply, artists must have previously created an independent body of work and have exhibited in a public context. Selected residents will be represented on a dedicated page within the RFAOH website, where they post periodic reports throughout their residency. A modest stipend will be awarded to successful applicants to assist in their on-hiatus endeavour.  At the conclusion of their residency, residents are asked to submit a written report on how they benefited from or were otherwise influenced by this opportunity.

Since its launch in 2013, Residency For Artists On Hiatus has hosted 12 international “on-hiatus artists” with a broad range of backgrounds and projects. Through this opportunity to be free from the obligations of being an artist, our residents have explored the space between art-making and other creative endeavour, and the limits and liminalities of professionalism in the arts. Residency For Artists On Hiatus has also generated steady responses, including a growing community of followers, featured articles in various media, and invitations for presentations from art spaces worldwide.

We are excited to host a third cohort of residents, and continue our discourse surrounding the role of art within the wider culture. This year, we also look forward to the publication of “RFAOH Annual Reports,” which will document our operation and our residents’ “on-hiatus” activities.

To know more about Residency For Artists On Hiatus, please visit: www.residencyforartistsonhiatus.org

Detailed information on how to apply can be found at http://www.residencyforartistsonhiatus.org/application.php

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San Francisco Camerawork (CA), Call for Entries: SPACE

1462052189795San Francisco Camerawork (CA), Call for Entries: SPACE

Deadline: May 27th, 2016, 11:59 PST

From their call:  San Francisco Camerawork invites artists working in all forms of photography to submit work responding to the theme of S P A C E for an exhibition at SF Camerawork gallery in San Francisco, CA and a feature article on LensCulture.com.

We encourage broad and creative interpretations of S P A C E, ranging from landscapes and imagery inspired by science fiction to portraits of aliens, the otherworldly, or people who might populate these imagined sites. Submissions to S P A C E may also be documentary, grounded in current socio-political issues such as increasing competition for living space, interpersonal space, and mental space. The jurors will consider images of S P A C E from formal and conceptual perspectives as well.

Jurors: Michael Light, Artist and Bookmaker
Anastasia James, Associate Curator, The Contemporary Jewish Musuem
Mark Murrmann, Photography Editor, Mother Jones

Note, entry fee: $50 Entry Fee includes at 1-year SF Camerawork Membership. *Current memberships will be extended one year upon entry

For more detailed information and link to entry: http://www.sfcamerawork.org/call-for-entries

 

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Art & Pancakes, May 1st, 2016

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Art news for your May Day. Enjoy!

From the Guardian: SFMOMA’s reopening: a ‘game-changer for San Francisco’ – and contemporary art.   Link and Review   Link

Walker Evans’s Typology of the American Worker.   Link

Documentary Shows David Hockney’s Rage Against the Art Machine   Link

Theaster Gates Joins Regen Projects   Link

Istanbul’s Art International Fair Cancels 2016 Edition.   Link

Plagued by Castrating Vandals, a Public Sculpture Gets a Detachable Penis.   Link

A ‘Super PAC’ Where Art Meets Politics.   Link

Photos: Peek Inside The Brand New SFMOMA, Opening May 14th   Link

More turmoil at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as 2 more museum board members resign in protest   Link

Protesters Shame Guggenheim and Its Trustees with Light Projections.   Link 

Art Students Face Highest Unemployment Rate Among Recent Graduates.   Link

SVA Mistakenly Sends MFA Acceptance Letters to Wrong Distribution List  Link  Oy vey.

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Gearbox Gallery (CA), Call for Northern California Artists, WILD/MIND: The Intersection of Instinct and Intellect

GearboxGearbox Gallery (CA), Call for Northern California Artists, WILD/MIND: The Intersection of Instinct and Intellect

Deadline: June 27th, 2016

Submit work exploring two fundamental sides of being human – wild being the animal, primal, instinctual side; mind being the logical, & abstracting side. One connects us to nature, animals, the planet, to the universe. The other enables us to separate, to analyze, assess, conceptualize, create. Do you strike a balance between the two or privilege one of these essential aspects of our humanity over the other? Where do you find the intersection of instinct and intellect?

Eligibility: Open to artists over the age of 18 and living or working in Northern California. Please note, artwork must be hand delivered to GearBox Gallery in Oakland, CA if accepted for exhibition.

Juror: George Lawson, principal of George Lawson Gallery, in San Francisco, CA

Awards: Juror’s Award: $100 and the opportunity to be featured as a guest artist in a future GearBox Gallery exhibit. Juror’s Honorable Mention:  $75. Honorable Mention: $50, selected by Pamela Mays McDonald, Oakland Art Murmur External Relations Chair & Alameda County Arts Commissioner. GearBox Gallery Award: An opportunity to exhibit in the Inner Room at GearBox Gallery.

Website link: http://www.gearboxgallery.com/callforentries_WILDMIND.html

Apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3441&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

 

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Whittier College’s Greenleaf Gallery (CA), Call for Proposals: 2016 – 2017 and 2017 – 2018 Academic Years

Whittier College’s Greenleaf Gallery (CA), Call for Proposals: 2016 – 2017 and 2017 – 2018 Academic Years

Deadline: June 1st, 2016 

Whittier College is a small liberal arts college located 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The Whittier College Greenleaf Gallery is currently accepting applications for solo (or small group) exhibitions for both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years. Should you be interested in applying, please email a written project proposal, as well as links to images or your website. If your website does not contain a current CV, please email that as well. The email address is 2016greenleafgallery@gmail.com.

Website link for submission guidelines: http://www.whittier.edu/greenleaf/submissions

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Marymount California University (CA), Call for Artists: The Art of Change

Marymount California University (CA), Call for Artists: The Art of Change

 Deadline: May 14th, 2016, midnight PST  

Marymount California University’s Arts & Media Division is calling all performing, visual, and teaching artists to submit their art for the upcoming June 2016 exhibition “The Art of Change.” This exhibition seeks work that examines and focuses on the way messages of love act as a catalyst to spark social justice (both locally and globally), as well as the powerfully transformative effect that art can have on a community.

For more details including submission requirements and about the exhibition, please email us at: mcuarts.submit@gmail.com   Please write “Requesting Information” in the subject line.

Marymount California University, 30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

 

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Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), International Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence 2017, with stipend

headlands-logo-575x458Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), International Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence 2017, with stipend

Deadline: June 3rd, 2016
Fully sponsored residencies for local, national, and international artists in all disciplines

Residency period is May–November 2017

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to eight weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends when available. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.

Eligibility:

  • Artists not currently enrolled in an academic program at the time requested residency would take place. Eligibility of artists enrolled in PhD programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Former Headlands’ Artists in Residence (AIR), and any recipients of Alumni New Works, Chamberlain, Chiaro, or Tournesol Awards may not apply within five years of previous Residency
  • All other Alumni of Headlands’ Programs are eligible to apply for the AIR Program at any point

Program Details:

  • Fully sponsored 4- to 8-week residencies with optional monthly stipend of $500
  • 100- to 2000-sq.-foot studios
  • Private bedroom in shared house
  • A maximum four week stay for families in the Family House (by request only and subject to availability)
  • Five chef-prepared meals per week
  • Access to vehicles on-site
  • Facilities access: Basic wood shop; audio/video equipment; artists’ library with computer, scanner, and printer
  • Wi-Fi in designated spaces
  • Up to 15 Artists in Residence living on-site
  • Up to 25 Headlands artists working on-site
  • And more…

Website link to apply and for more information: http://www.headlands.org/program/air/

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

 

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Sonoma Community Center (CA), National Call for Applicants: Ceramics Residencies 2016 – 2017

sonomacommunitycenterSonoma Community Center (CA), National Call for Applicants: Ceramics Residencies 2016 – 2017

Deadline: May 2nd, 2016 (postmark) for Summer/Fall Residency (July-December 2016)

Deadline: November 21st, 2016 (postmark) for Winter/Spring Residency (January-July 2017)

From their callWe believe that our connection to the community is strengthened by supplying a venue for talented artists to integrate with, and become members of the Sonoma community. For six months, our Artist in Residence provides community members and visitors with a fresh perspective on the Sonoma Valley. 

One Artist in Residence will be chosen to spend six months living and working at the Sonoma Community Center. During this time, the Artist in Residence is able to concentrate on developing a cohesive body of work that is representative of their time here. While at Sonoma Community Center, the Artist in Residence is given employment opportunities to teach classes and workshops to community members. 

Open to all artists living within the US, the residency provides a self-directed emerging or established artist a supportive environment to explore artwork and ideas. The opportunity is designed for artists dedicated to developing a body of work with a specific purpose of end goal, culminating in a gallery exhibition at the completion of the residency. 

Work Trade: As resident artists are given a number of opportunities, they are expected, in turn, to provide up to 20 hours a week in work trade. Work trade responsibilities can include, but are not limited to: studio clean-up and maintenance; kiln loading, firing and maintenance; mixing glazes; special events; and other studio-related duties as assigned by management.

For more detailed information, list of kilns, and link to apply: http://www.sonomacommunitycenter.org/artist-in-residence-program.html

About: The Sonoma Community Center, a member-supported, not-for-profit organization, is housed on the campus of the historic Sonoma Grammar School – right at the intersection of Culture and Community in Sonoma Valley. 276 East Napa Street; Sonoma, CA., 95476

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Kay Sekimachi

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

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent Artist is Fiber Artist Kay Sekimachi

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Maple Leaf Bowl, 2012, Maple leaves, kozo, watercolor, krylon.

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Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), National Call for Mid-Career Artists: Chiaro Award 2016 – 2017

HeadlandsHeadlands Center for the Arts (CA), National Call for Mid-Career Artists: Chiaro Award 2016 – 2017

Deadline: June 3rd, 2016

Residency period is May–November 2017

For: Mid-career artists who currently reside in the United States and who work primarily in painting; current students not eligible

The Chiaro Award is a fully sponsored artist residency and cash prize for an accomplished mid-career painter residing in the United States.  The award is designed to have meaningful impact on the life and career of one artist per year, by both recognizing past success and by fostering his or her ability to continue to produce exceptional and exemplary work in the medium of painting.

Residencies of six to eight weeks include dedicated use of a private studio, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and a cash award of $15,000. The Chiaro Awardee will become part of the dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ programs, sharing in peer-to-peer creative exchange while developing his or her individual artistic practice.

Eligibility:

  • Artists who work primarily with painting & currently live in the United States
  • Mid-career artists not currently enrolled in an academic program
  • Alumni of Headlands’ Artists Programs are eligible to apply for the Chiaro Award, with the exception of previous recipients of Alumni New Works, Chamberlain, Chiaro, or Tournesol Awards.

Program Details:

  • Fully sponsored 6- to 8-week residency with a cash award of $15,000
  • 750 square foot studio
  • Private bedroom in shared house
  • A maximum four week stay for families in the Family House (by request only and subject to availability)
  • Five chef-prepared meals per week
  • Use of Headlands’ vehicles on and off-site
  • Facilities access:
    – Basic woodshop
    – Audio/video equipment
    – Artists’ library with computers, scanner, and printer
  • Wi-Fi in designated spaces
  • And more…

 

Website link to application and more detailed information: http://www.headlands.org/program/chiaro-award/

About: Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center located just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Parks. Artists programs at Headlands are designed to support artists, the creative process, and the development of new, important work. These programs provide opportunities for research, experimentation, professional development, and peer-to-peer exchange—and ultimately aim to foster creative breakthroughs and new modes of working and thinking.

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Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Painters: Tournesol Award 2016 – 2017, with stipend

headlandsHeadlands Center for the Arts (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Painters: Tournesol Award 2016 – 2017, with $10K stipend

Deadline: May 2nd, 2016

Residency and cash prize for San Francisco Bay Area painters, within five years of receiving an MFA

The Tournesol Award recognizes one local painter each year, supporting them in taking the first major steps toward establishing a career in the Bay Area. The award gives artists financial and professional support to assist their artistic development in the critical first years after receiving an MFA.

The Tournesol Award is designed to support a full year of artistic work and development. The award provides the chosen artist a $10,000 cash stipend, a private studio, and access to Headlands’ creative community. The award year culminates in a funded final project of the artist’s choice, typically in the form of an exhibition or a publication.

Eligibility:

  • Artists who work primarily with painting
  • Currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Has graduated from an accredited MFA program within the past five years (2011-2016)
  • Candidates may not be enrolled in school during the term of the award
  • Alumni of Headlands’ Artists Programs are eligible to apply for Award, with the exception of past recipients of Alumni New Works, Chamberlain, Chiaro, or Tournesol Awards. Former Artists in Residence (AIR) may apply two years after their previous Residency.

Program dates:  July 1st, 2016–June 30th, 2017

Program details:

  • Fully sponsored, year-long residency with a $10,000 stipend
  • Final project, typically in the form of an exhibition or a publication, at the conclusion of the 12-month period
  • 850-sq.-foot studio
  • Five chef-prepared meals per week
  • Facilities access:
    – Basic woodshop
    – Audio/video equipment
    – Artists’ library with computers, scanner, and printer
  • Wi-Fi in studio and designated spaces
  • And more…

Website link for more detailed information:http://www.headlands.org/program/tournesol-award/

About: Located in the coastal wilderness of the Marin Headlands 15 minutes north of San Francisco, the Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through artists’ residencies and public programs, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Applicants: YBCA Fellows Program 2016 – 2017, with honorarium

header_fellows_970 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Applicants: YBCA Fellows Program 2016 – 2017, with honorarium

Deadline: May 31st, 2016, midnight PST

“What does EQUITY look like?”

From their call: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is the Bay Area’s creative home for civic action. We believe that culture precedes change, and it is the responsibility of arts organizations to spur and support societal movement.

The YBCA Fellows program brings together creative citizens from across the Bay Area – artists and everyday people alike – to engage in a yearlong process of inquiry, dialogue and project generation. Each Fellowship cohort will explore and respond to a question that emerged from our annual YBCA 100 summit. Together, they’ll use art and culture to inspire community transformation and drive new possibilities into the public imagination. Fellows’ projects will ultimately be presented at YBCA’s bi-annual Public Square, event that provides a platform to share new information, surface big questions, and enact change.

YBCA will select 30 individuals to join our next Fellowship cohort. Selected participants will respond to the question “What does EQUITY look like?”

YBCA is interested in working with changemakers who live in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is not just an opportunity for artists; rather, for all creative, socially inclined individuals. This is a place for makers, thinkers, do-gooders and provocateurs to collaborate and work in partnership with YBCA. The only firm requirement is a passion for building a more hopeful and equitable future.

Over the course of one year, the Fellows will participate in a facilitated process of inquiry, dialogue and project generation. The Fellowship includes a $1,000 honorarium and unprecedented access to world-renowned artists and thinkers.

Website link for more detailed information, calender of dates, and entry: http://ybca.org/initiatives/ybca-fellows

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 

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Art & Pancakes, April 24th, 2016

43310Purple art news raining down on your Sunday morning.

What does the future hold for art institutions?   Link

Art in the New Plutocracy   Link

There’s a Disparity in Arts Funding Along Racial Lines. How Can It Be Fixed?    Link

Dismissed federal lawsuit could spell the end for the California Resale Royalty Act   Link

Treatment of Adjuncts Spurs Protests at Pacific Northwest College of Art   Link

See the Real-Life Homes Behind Some of the World’s Famous Paintings   Link

Mark Bradford to Represent US at Venice Biennale in 2017   Link

Learn how a new generation of San Fernando Valley muralists are coloring the city   Link

San Francisco Fine Arts Museums to raise admission charges by $5.  Link

Reuters wins Pulitzer for photography of migrant crisis.   Link

Everything you need to know about conceptual art.   Link

Street Artist Biancoshock Plants Secret Rooms in Milan’s Abandoned Manholes, meant to draw attention to homelessness   Link

San Jose Museum of Art’s new Curator: Lauren Dickens returns home to work with artists and shape San Jose’s museum   Link

From KQED: We are Gathered Here Today to Get Through This Thing Called Life   Link

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International Call for Applicants: Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Awards, 2016 (UK)

Bursary_Logo_Banner_768_351_s_c1International Call for Applicants: Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Awards, 2016 (UK)

Deadline: May 27th, 2016

From their call: Each year the RBS Bursary Awards are given to ten early career artists working in three dimensions judged to be of outstanding talent. Integral to the society’s aim to promote the diverse language of contemporary sculpture, the Bursary Awards provide a platform to emerging sculptors to realize their full potential in the professional sphere.

Applications are open to Sculptors of any age and nationality, with or without formal training. A minimum of four years exhibiting experience is expected and all styles of media are considered including installation, site specific, performance, conceptual and video work.

Over two years we showcase the ten winners talent through a launch event, two Sculpture Slam talks, a group exhibition, an award catalogue, and through a dedicated Bursary Awards section on the RBS website. Bursary winners are also invited to take part in a peer to peer mentoring scheme and receive two free years of membership to the society. With membership comes access to a community of nearly 600 practicing sculptors, the unique RBS fellows mentoring scheme, and opportunities to apply for residencies, awards, exhibitions, as well as to present talks.

Application Fee: £20

Website link: http://rbs.org.uk/awards/rbs-bursary-awards/rbs-bursary-awards-2016-application/

Royal British Society of Sculptors, 108 Old Brompton Road, London, United Kingdom

 

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Sanchez Art Center (CA), Call for California Artists: 8th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50-50 Show

5050 Show_Poster_Final copySanchez Art Center (CA), Call for California Artists:  8th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50-50 Show

Deadline: May 10th, 2016, 11:00pm PST

The Project: 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 6 and end July 25, 2016. The exhibition will run August 26 – September 18, 2016.

Eligibility: California artists age 18 and over.

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.

Juror: This year’s juror is Brian Gross of Brian Gross Fine Art in San Francisco.

Materials: Sanchez Art Center will furnish each artist with 50 unprimed non-archivalmedium-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/50_50_prospectus_2016_revised.pdf

For more detailed information and link to entry via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3456&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

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

 

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Soho Photo Gallery (NY), National Call for Entries: National Photography Competition 2016

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Soho Photo Gallery (NY), National Call for Entries: National Photography Competition 2016

Deadline: May 1st, 2016

From their call: Soho Photo Gallery initiated its first juried national photo competition in 1995 and it has been an annual event ever since. Each year, the Gallery receives hundreds of entries from photographers all over the United States.The Soho Photo National Photography Competition has no limits as to subject matter or technique.

Awards will include cash prizes for 1st ($300), 2nd ($200), and 3rd place ($100). There will also be a minimum of two Honorable Mentions and special gifts from our sponsor, Archival Methods.

Our juror this year is Elisabeth Biondi, noted independent curator, writer and teacher, who served for 15 years as the Visuals Editor of The New Yorker.

Entry fee.
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Website Link: http://www.sohophoto.com/participate/competitions/national/

PDF of call: http://www.sohophoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/National-Competition-2016-_For-More-Details.pdf

About: Soho Photo Gallery is the oldest and largest artist-run photography gallery in New York City. It was established in 1971 by a group of photojournalists and avant-garde photographers who were seeking an alternative gallery space in which to exhibit their work.

 

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San Francisco Arts Commission (CA), National Requests for Qualifications/Proposals: Moscone Convention Center Expansion, West Bridge Sculpture Opportunity

SFAC_logoSan Francisco Arts Commission (CA), National Requests for Qualifications/Proposals: Moscone Convention Center Expansion, West Bridge Sculpture Opportunity

Deadline: April 29th, 2016, 11:59 p.m. PST

Moscone Center, San Francisco’s premier meeting and exhibition facility, is located in the city’s arts and culture district. The expansion project seeks to create an iconic public realm that increases Moscone’s civic presence, connecting it to the surrounding parks and neighborhood. As such, the project will replace the existing pedestrian bridge across Howard Street at Fourth Street with an expanded Park Bridge that will include landscaping and sculpture. The improvements will include an opportunity for a highly visible sculpture or series of sculptures located on the Park Bridge.

Art Opportunity: Several sculptures may be sited along the length of the Park Bridge spanning Howard Street and connecting Yerba Buena Gardens’ Esplanade to its Children’s Garden. The sculpture(s) can be a singular or serial experience and may consist of distinct artworks acquired from different artists or a series of related work by a single artist.

Eligibility: Eligibility is open to professional, practicing artists who reside in the United States. Artists not residing in the United States are eligible for purchase of existing artwork if represented by a gallery located within the United States. Entries not meeting eligibility guidelines will be withdrawn from consideration.

Total Budget: $400,000.  The total budget is inclusive of all artist’s fees and associated expenses for design, fabrication, insurance, transportation and consultation during installation.

Website link and link to apply: http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/about-pubart/opportunities/2016/03/29/call-for-artists-moscone-expansion-west-bridge/

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California State University, San Bernardino, National Call for Entries: Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography, 2016

dot-logoCalifornia State University, San Bernardino, National Call for Entries: Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography, 2016

Deadline: July 1st, 2016

From their callDotphotozine is seeking a coherent body of work by an ambitious photographer. Work derived from all photographic processes, in any style, digital or analog, including mixed media work that is photo based will be accepted. We are not accepting video, or work with multimedia components. Please do not submit vacation photos, personal snapshots or unrelated individual images. The award is open to all U.S. citizens 21 and over.
The editorial board of Dotphotozine will review the entries and base its decision on the quality of the images and statement submitted. The editorial board’s decision is final. All entrants will receive a copy of Dotphotozine in September 2016, featuring the winning entry. Entry fee: $25.

To apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3414&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

Website: http://dotphotozine.com/Dot/2016-dotphotozine-award-for-excellence-in-photography/

Dotphotozine (magazine and website) is funded by the Instructionally Related Programs Board at California State University, San Bernardino.

 

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Offshore (ME), Call for Applicants: Artists Summer Sailing Residency

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Offshore (ME), Call for Applicants: Artists Summer Sailing Residency

Deadline: May 20th, 2016  

From their call: Offshore is a traveling artists-in-residency program designed to bring together dedicated artists and writers from all backgrounds on a week-long journey at sea. Our inaugural journey is scheduled to take place off the coast of Maine from August 13th – August 20th of 2016. Residents will meet in Buck’s Harbor, Maine, and sail along the coast for one week, stopping at secluded islands for exploration and creative reflection as well as historic ports where residents will engage with local communities through special exhibitions, projects and events. In the months following the journey, residents will participate in an exhibition at Regina Rex and Harbor Gallery in New York City’s Lower East Side.

This being our first journey, accepted artists will be part of our Founding Fellows program. Founding Fellows are granted tuition, room and board for the entire program. Your only financial responsibility is travel to and from our meeting location in Maine and any personal expenses.

Website link for more details and application guidelines: http://www.offshoreresidency.org/apply/

About: Offshore is nontraditional in that it does not offer studio space during the artists’ time in residence. Instead, the week at sea is intended to challenge perceptions about where ideas come from and inspire artists to develop concepts for a new body of work. In the months following their sail, Offshore provides residents with access to a number of established artists, gallerists and academics to support them in executing this new body of work. The program culminates in an Offshore group exhibition to be held at one or more designated partner galleries.

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Theo Jansen

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

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent artist is Theo Jansen

http://www.strandbeest.com/

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San Diego Art Institute (CA), Call for Applicants: Curator-in-Residence

san-diego-art-instituteSan Diego Art Institute (CA), Call for Applicants: Curator-in-Residence

Deadline: May 15th, 2016

From their call:  The San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) curator-in-residence program welcomes curators at any stage of their career to apply for a 3-month residency from July through September 2016. The selected curator will receive work space at San Diego Art Institute, and will be required to give or coordinate at least one public lecture or workshop during the course of the residency. We offer space only—we currently do not assist with lodging or travel to/from the residency.

During the course of the residency, we will arrange for the curator to conduct studio visits with local artists. In addition, the curator will be given the opportunity to curate one exhibition during August/September 2016 in Balboa Park, as well as opportunities to program our 2,500 square foot project space in Horton Plaza throughout the duration of the residency.

SDAI’s staff is on-hand to provide technical support and respond to the needs of our Curator-in-Residence.

Curators of all media and at all levels of their career are encouraged to apply. Applications will be judged based on the quality of their curatorial portfolio, statement of purpose, and potential for making the most of their time in the program. A panel of arts professionals will review applications and make the final selections.

$15. application fee.

Website link: http://www.sandiego-art.org/applications/

 

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SHOTS Magazine, International Call for Photography Entries, Summer 2016 Issue (no. 132)

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SHOTS Magazine, International Call for Photography Entries, Summer 2016 Issue (no. 132)

Deadline: May 3rd, 2016

SHOTS Magazine announces an international call for photographic work to be considered for publication in the Summer 2016 issue (no. 132). There is NO THEME for this issue, subject matter is OPEN.

A well-established, independent, quarterly photography journal, SHOTS reaches an international community of photographers, educators, galleries, museums, collectors and other fine art photography enthusiasts. The Summer issue will mark SHOTS’ 30th Anniversary of publication.

Submissions are accepted online or by mail (prints or CD). Calls for work are open to all photographers internationally. All processes and techniques are welcomed. Color work will be reproduced in black & white. Please follow guidelines closely. Entry fee.

For more detailed information and link to online submission: http://shotsmag.com/guidelines.htm

About SHOTS Magazine: A well-established, independent and reader-supported photography journal currently in its 26th year of publication, SHOTS Magazine reaches an international community of photographers, educators, galleries, museums, collectors and other fine art photography enthusiasts. SHOTS Magazine is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Brookline Arts Center (MA), National Call for Artists: Gravity

BACBrookline Arts Center (MA), National Call for Artists: Gravity

Deadline: May 14th, 2016, 11:59pm EST

From their call: The Brookline Arts Center invites artists of all media residing in the United States to submit works inspired by gravity. How do we convey the concept of gravity? Pulling from our everyday conflicts to expanding our understanding of the universe, the word brings to mind weight and weightlessness, the laws of physics and the complexities of the human experience. We are looking for work that explores the connection between these extremes. Entry fee.

Juror: Katherine French, Gallery Director, Catamount Arts

Eligibility: All artists residing in the United States are eligible to submit work. Up to six pieces of original artwork can be submitted.

Website link: http://www.brooklineartscenter.com/gallery/GravityCallForArt

Exhibition Dates: June 17th – July 15th, 2016

 

 

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Art & Pancakes, April 17th, 2016

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

SciFi-ish: Scientists Can Now Store Digital Images in DNA   Link

Getting the Art Out on the Streets   Link

Yates McKee:  Occupy and the End of Socially Engaged Art   Link

A Catalog of Internet Artist Clubs   Link

An Artist at 100, Thinking Big but Starting Small (note: Carmen Herrera will 101 in May!)  Link

‘Well-Edited Memorials Of Wanderlust’: A Brief History Of British Conceptual Art   Link 

The entertainment agency WME-IMG, partners with Frieze   Link   But will it be a spectacle?

8 Artists Who Went to Extreme Measures for Their Art   Link

‘Lost Caravaggio’ found in French attic causes rift in art world   Link

7 Warhol ‘Soup Can’ Prints Are Stolen From a Missouri Museum, FBI offers $25K reward   Link

Passings: Malian photographer Malick Sidibé dies aged 80   Link

 

 

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