CERF+ Responds to California Wildfires & Hurricane Michael: Safety Information, Emergency Resources + Emergency Relief for Artists

CERF+ Responds to California Wildfires & Hurricane Michael:  Safety Information, Emergency Resources + Emergency Relief for Artists

CERF+ is  a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides information for artists affected by disasters to help them sustain their art practice. For artists affected by the ongoing wildfires in California, as well as those recovering from Hurricane Michael, they’ve listed an excellent list of resources and emergency relief information for artists. To any artists who’ve suffered losses in these disasters, CERF+ has requested you contact them directly.

Website link for artists affected by the California Wildfires: https://cerfplus.org/news/cerf-response-to-2018-california-wildfires/

Also….Link for artists affected by Hurricane Michael: https://cerfplus.org/news/cerf-response-to-hurricane-michael/

CERF+ Craft Emergency Assistance: Have you and artist you know experienced a recent, career threatening emergency, such as an illness, accident, fire or natural disaster? CERF+ emergency assistance includes grants and/or brokered assistance, such as booth fee waivers and discounts or donations on supplies and equipment. Artists interested in CERF+ emergency assistance must first complete an inquiry form. If it is determined that you may be eligible for assistance, you will be invited to apply for assistance. Before filling out an emergency assistance inquiry form, carefully read through the eligibility criteria and supporting documentation requirements. Link: https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/craft-emergency-relief-fund/

About: CERF+ was started by artists for artists in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort in 1985 and has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide. CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Our core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.

CERF+ is readiness, relief resilience for studio artists, ensuring that they are as protected as the work they create.

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Visual AIDS (NY), International Call for Artists: 21st Annual Postcards from the Edge, Deadline Extended!

Visual AIDS (NY), International Call for Artists: 21st Annual Postcards from the Edge

Deadline EXTENDED: December 21st, 2018 (Postmark)

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

The 21st Annual Postcards from the Edge will be hosted by Bortolami, 39 Walker Street, Tribeca b/w Church St. and Broadway, NYC, NY,  February 22nd – 24th, 2019

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

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

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

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

Website link: http://visualaids.org/events/detail/postcards-from-the-edge-2019-call-for-submissions

Submission form PDF: https://visualaids.org/assets/va-events/PFTE_Artist_Form_2019.pdf

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The Italian Cultural Association MoCA & Arte Laguna Studio, International Call for Artists: 13th International Arte Laguna Prize

The Italian Cultural Association MoCA & Arte Laguna Studio, International Call for Artists: 13th International Arte Laguna Prize

Deadline EXTENDED: December 19th, 2018

The Arte Laguna Prize is an international art competition aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art. The contest stands out in the global art scene for the variety of its partnerships and opportunities offered to artists, and is recognized worldwide as a real springboard for the artists’ career. The Prize obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic, with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Veneto Region, the Municipality of Venice, the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, the European Institute of Design.

The contest features the awarding of cash prizes, the organization of a major collective exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice, exhibitions in international art galleries, collaborations with companies, art residencies, inclusion into the web portal artelaguna.world and the publication of the Catalogue.

Media: The Prize includes ten sections: painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and short films, performance, virtual art, digital graphics, land art, urban art and design.

Eligibility: The Prize is open to all Artists and Designers, with no restrictions of age, gender, nationality or any other qualifications. Each artist can participate also in more than one section by submitting a portfolio of works. Artworks may have been previously exhibited. The theme is free.

Prizes:
€ 7.000,00 Painting
€ 7.000,00 Sculpture and Installation | Virtual Art
€ 7.000,00 Photographic Art | Digital Graphics
€ 7.000,00 Video Art and Short Films | Performance
€ 7.000,00 Land Art | Urban Art
€ 7.000,00 Design

Additional Prizes: l Artist in Galleries Prizes, Sustainability and Art Prize, Artist-in-Residence Prizes, Business for Art Prizes, Art Platforms and Supporters Prizes, Festival and Exhibitions Prizes, and the Finalists Exhibition.

Entry fee.

For more detailed information on media and terms and conditions: https://www.artelagunaprize.com/terms-and-conditions

Website link: https://www.artelagunaprize.com/

 

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Society for Contemporary Craft (PA), National Call for Entries: 2019 Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP)

SocietyContemporaryCraft_25Society for Contemporary Craft (PA), National Call for Entries: 2019 Lydon Emerging Artist Program (LEAP)

Deadline: December 31st, 2018

Artists must work in craft media: Ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.

The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in honor of Contemporary Craft Director of Exhibitions Kate Lydon’s 20-years of service. The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market. The yearlong retail program features, markets and sells the work of one winner, who also receives a $1,000 prize, and 4 finalists.

Eligibility: LEAP is open to exceptionally talented graduate students and/or emerging artists who are beginning to receive recognition for their work, but are not currently represented by well-established galleries. Artists must reside in the United States.

Media: Ceramics, wood, metal/jewelry, glass, found materials, mixed media, fiber or a combination of these materials.

Juror: Brigitte Martin is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of crafthaus, a social network and online art community for professional craft artists worldwide. As the national juror and curator for crafthaus, Brigitte is at the forefront of current trends and happenings in the international craft community and is committed to bringing awareness beyond the usual art and craft circles.

For link to entry and more detailed information (PDF): https://contemporarycraft.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/LEAP_Overview_2019.pdf

Website: https://contemporarycraft.org/opportunities/artist-opportunities/

About: Presenting contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists since 1971, the Society for Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs and a fantastic retail store. The Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC) remains one of the nation’s only non-profit institutions focused on contemporary craft.

Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC), 2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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International Call for Applicants: Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grants

International Call for Applicants: Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grants

Deadline: December 15th, 2018, 11:59pm EST

The Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant was created to provide assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors who have been creating mature art for at least 20 years and who are currently in need of financial assistance. This is an annual award that is open to professional visual artists from around the world.

The Gottlieb Foundation does not fund organizations, educational institutions, students, graphic artists, or those working in crafts. The disciplines of photography, film, video, or related forms are not eligible unless the work directly involves, or can be interpreted as, painting or sculpture. The Foundation does not fund exhibitions, installations, or projects of any kind.

Last year, the Foundation awarded grants of $25,000 each to 12 artists.

This program was conceived in order to recognize and support the serious, fully-committed artist, and we hope these individuals will consider applying. Twelve grants are awarded each year. Applications are reviewed by a panel of five professionals in the arts who have no affiliation with the Foundation.

Website link for more detailed information and link to apply: https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/individual-support-grant-1/

 

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Pelham Art Center (NY), National Call for Artists: 10th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting

Pelham Art Center (NY), National Call for Artists: 10th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting

Deadline: January 25th, 2019

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 10th biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. The winner is awarded a $5,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at Pelham Art Center. Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor this competition and award honoring the memory and artistic achievement of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916 – 1997). Rutsch actively supported Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years. After his death, friends, family and supporters established a generous fund to support a biennial, open, juried competition in painting.  The 9th Rutsch Award recipient was Boston-based artist Sammy Chong.

Award: The prize winner will be awarded a solo exhibition at Pelham Art Center and a cash award of $5,000.

Work Size: Paintings must not exceed 84 x 84 inches.

For more detailed information and link to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5754

Website link: https://www.pelhamartcenter.org/gallery/calls-for-artists/alexander-rutsch-award/

 

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McNeese State University (LA), National Call for Artists: 32nd Annual Works on Paper

tp-valogoMcNeese State University (LA), National Call for Artists: 32nd Annual Works on Paper

Deadline:  February 14th, 2019

McNeese State University’s Department of Visual Arts announces their call for the 32nd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition. Open to all artists living in the United States.  All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years. Entry fee.

Media: Work in any medium using paper as a component part is eligible. Artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40” in any dimension.

Juror: Stephanie Mitchell, Executive Director at the Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas

Awards: $3,000 will be available for the purchase of works for the McNeese State University Works on Paper Permanent Collection.

To apply and link for more detailed information via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6016

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

McNeese State University is located in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

 

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Murray State University, The Clara M. Eagle Gallery (KY), International Call for Submissions, The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photomedia Exhibition

Murray State University, The Clara M. Eagle Gallery (KY), International Call for Submissions, The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photomedia Exhibition

Deadline: December 31st, 2018

The Clara M. Eagle Gallery is now accepting entries for The Magic Silver Show: The Elena Diane Curris Juried Photography Exhibition.  The Magic Silver Show began in the mid 1970’s as a juried exhibition designed to encourage, foster understanding, and reward those involved in photographic media.  This exhibition will present a survey of contemporary photo media in all aspects and genres of photography, film, and video.  This is an open theme exhibition without restrictions on content, that will include still images, film, video, and moving images. Accepted entries will be on view from February 27th – March 29th, 2019 in The Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University. Entry fee.

Awards: Monetary and merit awards will be given at the discretion of the juror. (In the past, there have been up to $2000 in cash awards.)

Eligibility: Entry is open to regional, national, and international artists 18 years or older working in all photo media including, but not limited to, traditional black and white or color photography, experimental or non-traditional light sensitive processes, digital media, film, and video. This is an open theme exhibition without restrictions on content that will include still images, film, video, and moving images.

Juror: Bradly Dever Treadaway is a Brooklyn based artist, curator, and professor utilizing lens-based image making, sculpture, installation, and performance to comment on the breakdown of inter-generational communication. His work revolves around fleeting family histories visualized through archival interventions and elevated domestic rituals while questioning material significance within the photographic medium. Treadaway is a Fulbright Scholar to Italy and works as both a Faculty member and the Digital Media Coordinator at The International Center of Photography in New York City.

Link to apply and more information: https://www.murraystate.edu/academics/CollegesDepartments/CollegeOfHumanitiesAndFineArts/ArtAndDesign/ArtGallery/prospectus.aspx

 

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Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts (TN), Call for Applicants: Artists-in-Residence Program, with stipend

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts (TN), Call for Applicants: Artists-in-Residence Program, with stipend

Deadline: February 1st, 2019

The Arrowmont Artists-in-Residence Program was established in 1991. The program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative supportive community environment of 160 rotating visiting workshop artists/instructors and hundreds of students. The program encourages early career artists who embrace community and enjoy working in a team environment to apply.

Each year, five artists working in different media are selected to participate in the 11-month program, which begins in mid-June and continues through late May of the following year. Artists are given a monthly stipend, shared housing with private bedrooms and meals (during workshop sessions), and a private well lit studio with climate control, a basic work table, shelving and sink. Professional development opportunities are made available though funding and networking sources. At the conclusion of the program, residents exhibit their work collectively in the Arrowmont main gallery and have opportunities to sell their work through Arrowmont’s Artist Outfitters Store.

Exhibition Opportunities: A group exhibition in Arrowmont’s Atrium Gallery at the conclusion of the residency features selected work executed during the 11-month program. Exhibition space in the Loggia Gallery is also available periodically throughout the term. Other opportunities may also be possible

Gain Valuable Teaching Experience: Paid teaching opportunities are available for community classes (children and adult), ArtReach, and possibly others.

Professional Development: Residents are encouraged to interact with and observe workshop artists by sitting in on lectures and demonstrations.

Stipend: Residents are paid a modest monthly stipend in exchange for a minimum of 8 hours per week of work done for Arrowmont in a variety of career development areas including studios, gallery installations, community partnerships, assisting workshop instructors, book and supply store, public relations, marketing, etc. Partial financial assistance is available through the Trabue Professional Arts Scholarship for Women and other sources.

Accommodations and Meals: Residents live on Arrowmont’s campus in the Pollard Residency House. Pollard House has five spacious, private bedrooms with private bathrooms, a shared kitchen and common living area and a shared computer with Internet access. All bedrooms are furnished, internet equipped and cable ready. Meals are provided in the Arrowmont dining room during workshop sessions. Each Resident has his/her own private studio (12 x 18) located in the Resident Studio Complex, just a short walk from Pollard Residency House. The studios are spacious, bright and climate controlled. One work table, shelving and sink are provided in each studio. A large shared outdoor area provides additional working space which invites interaction. Each resident is responsible for their own personal studio equipment, tools and materials. In some cases, Arrowmont’s specialized studio equipment is available for use or rent on an individual basis.

For more information and link to apply: http://www.arrowmont.org/artist-in-residence/

 

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Trestle Gallery (NY), International Open Call for Entries: Small Works 2019

Trestle Gallery (NY), International Open Call for Entries: Small Works 2019
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Deadline: April 1st, 2019
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Small Works is an annual open call hosted by Trestle Gallery. Pieces may be no bigger than 12″ on their longest side (14″ framed). Entry fee.

Opening Reception: June 20th, 2019 from 7-9pm | On View through July 14th, 2019

Submission Guidelines:
– Pieces may be no bigger than 12″ on longest side – we accept 2D and 3D framed and unframed works of all media. If a work is framed, the frame can be a maximum of 2″ larger than the piece itself, making the max dimension 14″
– You may submit up to 3 works for consideration
– Images must be in JPEG format, 1000 pixels on longest side
– CV and Statement must be submitted in PDF form
– National and international artists are welcome to apply. As a non-profit we don’t have a shipping budget, so should an artist be selected they will have to cover the cost of shipping to and from the gallery.

Juror: Will Hutnic is an artist and curator based in Wassaic, NY. He received his M.F.A. from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY) and his B.A. from Providence College (Providence, RI). Hutnick is a 2017 Martha Boschen Porter Fund grant recipient from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation as well as a 2015 grant recipient from the Foundation for Contemporary Art. He is the Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space in Brooklyn, and is currently the Residency Director at the Wassaic Project, a nonprofit organization that uses art and art education to foster positive social change.

Website link for more detailed information: https://trestlegallery.submittable.com/submit/117141/small-works-2019

Website: http://www.trestlegallery.org/

About: Trestle’s primary aim is to foster creativity by expanding opportunities and providing exposure for contemporary artists. They are located in Brooklyn, New York

 

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Blue Line Arts (CA), International Call for Ceramic Artists, Off Center: 3rd Annual International Ceramic Art Competition

bla_logoBlue Line Arts (CA), International Call for Ceramic Artists, Off Center: 3rd Annual International Ceramic Art Competition

Deadline: March 1st, 2019

From their call: Since the first ceramics were created, like Venus of Dolní Věstonice, before 25,000 BCE and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BC, people have been fascinated with clay. Northern California has a rich history of talented ceramic artists from Robert Arneson to Peter Voulkos. Blue Line Arts is excited to showcase the innovation of ceramic techniques and vision from around the world during this annual show. Ceramic artists who want to share their vision of ceramic art are encouraged to apply.

Awards: First Place: $1000., Second Place: $750., Third Place: $500.

Juror: Joshua Green earned his BA from Bennington College and his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has received fellowships from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Bemis Foundation, Eleanor Janeway Fund, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and the Japan Fulbright Memorial Teachers Fund. His writings on arts education, community arts, critical exhibition and book reviews have appeared in NEA publications, as well as Ceramics: Art & Perception, American Craft, C-file, and Arts Hansa (UNESCO). As an arts leader, recently Green has served as an advisor to United States Artists and the American Crafts Council on the selection of fellowships for artists. The chair of a panel presentation on clay and cultural identity at the 2019 College Art Association conference in New York, Green will also be writing the catalog essay for James Watkins’ retrospective at the Museum of Texas Tech University. For more than twenty years, he helped develop and lead the acclaimed Apprenticeship Training Program and other arts education initiatives at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since late 2010, he has served as executive director for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

For more detailed information and link to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5929

Website: http://www.bluelinearts.org/

About: Blue Line Arts showcases the works of regional and national artists, and offers flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures, parties, and demonstrations. As a non-profit organization, Blue Line Arts is entirely funded by memberships, grants, sponsorships, fund-raising events and other donations.

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

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

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

Deadline: January 1st, 2019, 11:59pm EST

From their call: The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) invites artists of all media residing in the United States to submit work for “Object(ive)”. Our lives are continuously shaped by the objects we use and create. The meaning or purpose of an object may shift with time. Cups and bowls we use today could become precious artifacts displayed in a museum, or they could be tossed aside as forgotten waste. With the rapid technological advances of the last century, our production of objects has increased dramatically. American culture today can be characterized by our fierce consumerism and attachment to objects. In “Object(ive)” we are looking for work that explores the influence objects have on contemporary life, whether the objects are commonplace, precious, functional, religious, cultural or symbolic.

Eligibility:  All artists residing in United States are eligible to submit work. All applications must be entered online through the BAC’s submission form. Up to six pieces of original artwork can be submitted.

Artwork Requirements:

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

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: http://www.brooklineartscenter.com/gallery/object%28ive%29/callforart

Brookline Arts Center, 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA 02446

 

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University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography, Call for Applicants: 2019 Research Fellowships

University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography, Call for Applicants: 2019 Research Fellowships

Deadline:  January 15th, 2019

The Center for Creative Photography, the University of Arizona invites advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline to apply for any of five research fellowships for 2019. Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree and be engaged in dissertation research. Up to $5,000 is awarded for each fellowship and selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center’s collections.

For descriptions of the fellowships and the documents required for the application, please visit http://www.creativephotography.org/study-research/fellowships-internships

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Donald Feasél

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

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent Artist is Donald Feasél

Citadel #1, 2017, acrylic on aged muslin, 55″ × 39″

http://www.donaldfeasel.com/

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Arteles Creative Center (FIN), International Call for Artists: Back to Basics Residency 2019

Arteles Creative Center (FIN), International Call for Artists: Back to Basics Residency 2019

Deadline: January 10th, 2019

Back to Basics residency program gives artists the opportunity to clear their mind, get back to focus and (re)discover the very basis of their creative practice and being. The residency program urges you to block the usual ways of escapism and be present where you are, and to see how that improves your concentration skills, creativity and productivity. In order to make this happen, internet access and mobile use is limited in this program, and the residents have the possibility to participate in daily meditation sessions (see program details below).

Summer season is ideal for exploring and getting inspired by the rich nature surrounding Arteles Creative Center. There are countless forests, fields, lakes and small countryside roads in the region. Thanks to Finland’s everyman’s rights, they can all be explored freely.

Midsummer is full of light: even in the middle of the night, it’s bright enough to go for a walk in the forest. In September, the autumn is already approaching with misty mornings and starry skies. Seasonal berries and mushrooms can be picked from the yard and the woods, and when it’s time to get relaxed, the residency center’s traditional wood-burning sauna is the place to go to.

In this residency program, participants are encouraged to not have a predetermined project plan to follow, but to arrive with an open mind and dedicate their time at the residency for on-site observations, ideas, conversations, self-reflection and development. With support from the program structure and other participants, Back to Basics provides an intensive residency experience far away from everyday distractions, surrounded by peaceful and beautiful nature.

Back to Basics Intensive residency program by Arteles
 for artists & creative minds from all disciplines
 at Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland
:  1 month residencies in July / August / September 2019

No submission fee.

A partial list of amenities:

    • studio spaces and facilities 24 h access See facilities here
    • creative tools & equipment See list here
    • assistant(s) to help you with practicalities and creative work
    • weekly meetings and support
    • artist promotion through our online network
    • artist pages in Arteles Catalogue
    •   private bedroom, incl. towels and bedlinen
      (Note: There are large working desks also in the bedrooms.)
    • organic breakfast (Mon-Fri)
    • fully equipped kitchen facilities
  • Note: No wifi, no cellphones – only presence and pure nature.

Website link: https://www.arteles.org/back_to_basics_residency.html

 

 

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Blue Sky Center (CA), Call for Applicants: March 2019 Desert Fellow, with stipend

Blue Sky Center (CA), Call for Applicants: March 2019 Desert Fellow, with stipend

Deadline: January 6th, 2019, 11:59pm PST

Blue Sky Center, a rural community development nonprofit in New Cuyama, California, is seeking applications for an artist fellowship for three weeks in March 2019. Blue Sky Center’s March 2019 Desert Fellow will develop an independent creative project that thoughtfully engages local residents and will work alongside Blue Sky Center staff to develop a second, organization-specific project that furthers the Blue Sky mission and builds organizational capacity.

Compensation includes lodging, some meals, and may include artist materials/supplies, along with a $1,500 stipend and up to $400 in travel reimbursement.

Website link: https://www.blueskycenter.org/collaborate

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Root Division (CA), Call for Bay Area MFA Candidates*: MFA Now

Root Division (CA), Call for Bay Area MFA Candidates*: MFA Now

Deadline: December 10th, 2018, 11:59pm, PST

From their call: Root Division’s MFA Now is a biennial juried exhibition and archive publication, which will feature artwork by MFA candidates from nine of the top Bay Area institutions.

Eligibility: Candidates from MFA Programs in Visual Arts from California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Arts Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Davis and University of Santa Cruz are welcome to apply.

Media: Visual Arts (for the purpose of this opportunity) include sculpture, painting, drawing, film/video, photography, textiles, new genres, and installation.

Juror: Maria Jenson, Executive Director of SoMArts.

Archive Catalog: The MFA Now 2019 Archive is an inclusionary publication of all eligible MFA candidates set to be released in March 2019. All artists who submit to the MFA Now 2019 exhibition will be featured in this archive. The book includes a full page dedicated to each contributing MFA candidate and a compilation of essays by faculty, Root Division staff, and the exhibition juror, serving to navigate the contemporary moment in Bay Area MFA programs and find connections between the artists and institutions.

Application Fee: $25

Website link for submission guidelines: https://rootdivision.org/open-call-exhibition/call-artists-mfa-now-2019

About: Root Division is an arts and arts education non-profit located in San Francisco, California. Root Division’s mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. Address: 1131 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA  94103

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Art & Pancakes, December 9th, 2018

A short list of art news for your Sunday morning….

Artist Shirin Neshat on the Value and Danger of Political Art    Link

Decolonize This Place Plans Action at the Whitney Opposing Tear Gas Manufacturer on Museum Board   Link

Dozens of Previously Unknown Thomas Gainsborough Drawings Are Discovered in a Library Book   Link

How 10,000 Creative People Find Their Best Ideas   Link

Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian team up for Pop and Minimalism show in Miami—but largely missing,are the contributions of women and artists of color.   Link

WtH….How Rage Can Lead to Creative Breakthroughs    Link

Conceptual Art Wasn’t Meant to Be Collected   Link

9 Times History’s Greatest Artists Made Bad Artworks   Link

Leadership of SF’s Mexican Museum remains uncertain   Link

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Brickscape (WV), National Call for Proposals: 2019 Artist Residency & Exhibition, with stipend

Brickscape (WV), National Call for Proposals: 2019 Artist Residency & Exhibition, with stipend

Deadline: February 15th, 2019

Brickscape is an artist residency and exhibition that celebrates the history and culture of Charleston, West Virginia and the surrounding area by inviting local and national artists to create immersive and interactive installation art in underutilized historical spaces. Now In its 2nd year, Brickscape is a six week residency program that culminates in a public exhibition. Eight to twelve artists are selected each year to create temporary, site-specific installation art in a vacant historical space in downtown Charleston, WV, with a different historical location chosen each year. Each artist is designated an area in the space in which to create their installation, with 24 hour access. At the end of the residency, the space will open to the public and the completed installation pieces will be on display for a month-long exhibition.

Artists who live more than an hour away are required to reside in Charleston for the entire duration of the residency. Free housing is provided by members of the community who make their guest rooms or apartments available, and a $700 stipend will be awarded to help with travel and materials. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply.

Website link for more detailed information and link to apply: https://brickscape.squarespace.com/guidelines/

 

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The Dairy Arts Center (CO), International Open Call for Applicants: Individual & Artist-curated Group Gallery Exhibitions 2020

The Dairy Arts Center (CO), International Open Call for Applicants: Individual & Artist-curated Group Gallery Exhibitions 2020

Deadline: January 15th, 2019, 11:59pm CST

From their call: The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO is now accepting individual and artist-curated group gallery exhibitions for January – December 2020. The Dairy encourages artists who work in all visual art mediums to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work.

In addition to accepting applications from artists and arts organizations, a curator may submit a proposal for an exhibition of work by a group of artists. The person submitting the curated exhibition proposal will be considered the exhibitor and will be responsible for the exhibition as described in the “Legal Agreement” section of this prospectus. If a submission for a curated group exhibition is invited for exhibition the curator of the exhibition proposal will work closely with the Dairy’s Curator of Visual Arts on the exhibition and the Dairy’s Curator will have final approval of all matters, including hanging and curation of the exhibition.

The Dairy’s Visual Art Jury is a ten-member committee comprised of artists, curators, university faculty, and art collectors. Following the close of this call, applications will be reviewed by the Dairy’s Curator of Visual Arts and the Visual Arts Jury to select individual artists and groups of artists to exhibit in the Dairy’s four galleries during the period defined above. A floor plan of the Dairy’s exhibition spaces has been provided for review by potential applicants, however, if selected for exhibition the Dairy’s Curator of Visual Arts will select the gallery or galleries that are most appropriate for the display of invited artist(s) work.

Founded in 1992, the Dairy Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary, not-for-profit, cultural arts organization housed in the historic Watts-Hardy Dairy building in Boulder, Colo. which operated as a dairy storage and processing plant in the 1960’s and 70’s. Since 1997 when the Dairy Arts Center’s original three galleries were built, the Dairy’s visual art program has grown in recognition throughout Colorado and the United States. A major renovation of the building  from August 2015 – August 2016 provided a fourth gallery along with improved lighting and exhibition facilities in the existing three galleries. In addition to the galleries the Dairy Arts Center also manages three live performance spaces, an art house cinema, and rents office and rehearsal space to local arts organizations. Each year, the Dairy hosts over 200,000 arts experience for people of all ages who come to experience visual art exhibitions, artists’ talks, and art workshops, as well as theater, dance, music, and film.

Artists may not bring an exhibition to the Dairy that has been shown in the Boulder area in the 12 months prior to a Dairy exhibition. However, individual works that have been shown at other venues in the area may be included in a different exhibition at the Dairy within a 12 month period. It is encouraged that work exhibited at the Dairy shall be no more than two years old at the time of exhibit although exceptions may be made by the Dairy’s Jury and/or Curator. Please note that the Dairy Galleries are not equipped to exhibit art jewelry at this time.

Link to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5921

Website link: https://pages.thedairy.org/calls-for-entry/

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Furman University (SC), National Call for Applicants: True Artist in Residency, Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Academic Year, with stipend

Furman University (SC), National Call for Applicants: True Artist in Residency, Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Academic Year, with stipend

Deadline: March 1st, 2019

From their call: Furman University seeks applicants for the True Inspiration Artist in Residency, a six-week program that began in 2015. We are currently seeking applicants for the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 academic year.

he Artist in Residency program awards one residency per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to work at the school, developing a new work in collaboration with students and faculty. The residency period is typically six weeks, however, the artist is welcome to submit an additional proposal for a full-semester course; this course would be compensated according to current adjunct rates at the university. The program is part of The Furman Advantage, a program that aims to build educational value through student experience. The residency provides enrolled students at Furman University with an alternative learning opportunity to engage with practicing artists/designers. To witness and partake in the creation of a defined work from idea to realization is the centerpiece of the True Artist Residency. The culmination of this residency is an exhibition and presentation that summarizes the artist’s process and work accomplished.

Eligibility: This residency is open to emerging and professional artists/designers who reside in North America, and hold an MFA or have a record of equivalent professional achievement. Preference will be given to artists who live outside the upstate South Carolina region. The ideal candidate must value collaboration and have good social and communication skills. It is the goal of the True Residency to foster an atmosphere of creative activity that extends throughout the university community

Compensation and Expectations: Resident artists will receive a $6,000 stipend for the six-week residency and will be provided with 24-hr access to the Furman Art Department as well as a private 850 sq. ft. studio located within the art department complex. Artists are responsible for their own food, housing, transportation, materials and supplies.

Website link for more detailed information and link to apply (under True Inspiration Artist in Residency Proposal): http://www2.furman.edu/academics/art/schedule/Pages/default.aspx

About the School: Furman University is a small liberal arts university located in Greenville, SC. We have 2,700 students on campus from all over the country. The art department has about 45 students majoring in art history or studio art, 6 full-time faculty, and classes that range in size from 12-24 students. The art department offers classes in drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture, printmaking, and art history. The upstate South Carolina area has a rich history that is rooted in the textile industry. The New York Times recently ranked Greenville #12 on their 52 Places to Go in 2017 list. Greenville has a vibrant and creative atmosphere, which is why so many creative industries have moved to the Greenville area.

 

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Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College (WY), International Call for Exhibition Proposals: 2019-2020 Academic Year

Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College (WY), International Call for Exhibition Proposals: 2019-2020 Academic Year

Deadline: March 8th, 2019

The Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyoming, is currently accepting Exhibition Proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year. We invite artists to submit works in any media including video, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation. Exhibition proposals may consist of solo, two-person, and small group exhibitions.

The Edward A. Whitney Gallery at Sheridan College provides fine art exhibitions by contemporary national and international artists to create a learning environment for students as well as to engage the broader community. The gallery works in parallel with the teaching functions of Sheridan College’s interdisciplinary Fine Art Program.

Website link for proposal details and gallery measurements: http://www.whitneyarts.org/about-us/exhibition-proposals/

 

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Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, International Juried Exhibition: 6th Annual Open Call for Entries

Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, International Juried Exhibition: 6th Annual Open Call for Entries

Deadline: January 3rd, 2019

A juried open call for contemporary voices in photography

The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts (RICPA) is located in the heart of Providence, RI.  RICPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, education, publication and mutual support. RICPA exists to create a diverse and supportive community for individuals interested in learning or working in the Photographic Arts. We strive to provide an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas in an open and cooperative space.

Eligibility: Artists of all levels who are at least 18 years or older are invited to enter. Entry fee.

Artwork: Open to all forms of photographic image-making in any process or technology, current or historical. Work must be your original creation. All work must be exhibition ready, no saw-tooth hangers please. Work that does not follow the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted, will not be exhibited.

Juror: Aline Smithson, is founder of the online photography journal LENSCRATCH and an award-winning photographer in her own right. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor working with the greats of fashion photography, Aline is now a Los Angeles based conceptual portrait artist and contributing writer to numerous fine art photography publications, including Don’t Take Pictures, Lucida, and F Stop Magazine among others. She is a founding member of the Six Shooters Collective and has been teaching at the Los Angeles Center of Photography since 2001.

Awards:
First Place: $250
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100

For more information and link to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5615

Website: https://www.riphotocenter.org/

 

 

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Pilchuck Glass School (WA), Call for Applicants: 2019 Emerging Artist-in-Residence Program, with stipend

Pilchuck Glass School (WA), Call for Applicants: 2019 Emerging Artist-in-Residence Program, with stipend

Deadline: January 8th, 2019

Residency dates: September 30th – November 20th, 2019

The EAiR Program supports artists who are making a transition in their professional lives. Whether moving from academia to a professional studio practice, taking up a new medium, or beginning a new body of work, artists find this independent residency ideal for contemplation, research, and experimentation. The program provides artists with a place and the time to develop an idea or project in glass, with the potential for realizing a new body of work.

The residency requires a project proposal and supports kilnworking, coldworking, printmaking, and use of mixed media but not hot glassworking. The EAiR program is an independent artist’s residency, so no instruction is available and some glassmaking experience is required.

Residents have access to many Pilchuck studios, including the glass-plate printmaking (vitreography) studio; plaster studio; fusing, slumping, and casting kilns; flameworking torch; and coldworking equipment. No hot glassworking is available.

The residency requires full-time participation by six artists. Residents should expect to partake in communal studio clean-ups and be available to visitors, among other activities.

Included in the residency award is a stipend of $1,000. USDopen studio space, shared cooking facilities, and a private room in a cottage with shared bath. Materials, instruction, food, and travel reimbursement are not provided.

Website link for full details, application form and instructions: http://www.pilchuck.com/eairs

About: Pilchuck Glass School is an international center for glass art education. Our serene campus in Stanwood, Washington, is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade mountains on a former tree farm. Pilchuck is one of the most comprehensive educational center in the world for glass artists.

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Sublime/Transcendent: Margaret Jacobs

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 Margaret Jacobs

You’ll Have and I’ll Hold, 2013, Steel, wood, and graphite 24″ x 34″ x 7”

https://www.margaretjacobs.com/sculpture-2/

 

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University of Puget Sound (WA), International Call for Artists: All Stitched Up

University of Puget Sound (WA), International Call for Artists: All Stitched Up

Deadline: April 30th, 2019

An international juried book arts exhibition

All Stitched Up is asking for submissions of artists’ books from around the globe where stitching is a featured element. They may be visible stitches for the binding, text, or images, or any technique that leaves evidence of stitches. Artists’ books may be from an edition or be unique, and created from ANY medium. There is a $10 submission fee for up to 3 works.

To stitch is to join together, to mend, or fasten as with stitches – to sew. To stitch is to bring together fabric, paper, wounds of the body, or cultural divides. Stitching can be an act of healing, hope, practicality, creativity, and revolution. All Stitched Up recognizes and celebrates the work of book artists’ where stitching has become an integral part of the visual design.

Curators Catherine Alice Michaelis, Jane A. Carlin, and Diana Weymar will jury the show and a print catalogue will be created.

We are particularly (but not solely) interested in works that showcase collaboration and focus on building a sense of shared community. That may include collaboration between two or more artists, two or more communities, or crowd-sourced projects. Sewing that joins people and ideas link us to historical social and political sewing circles from the abolitionist movement of the 1800s, to the corporate resistant DIY movement kindled by the Riots Grrrls in the 1990s, to the knitting collectives of today that focus on the anti-war, pro-science, and pro-choice movements. In addition, you may draw inspiration from the embroidered books of the Victorian period, the rise of needlecrafts during the Arts & Crafts period, and family traditions of sewing by machine or hand stitching.

Website link: https://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/collins-memorial-library/all-stitched-up/

 

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Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), International Call for Applicants: 2019 Artist Residencies

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), International Call for Applicants: 2019 Artist Residencies

Deadline: January 7th, 2019, 5:00pm, EST

Since October 2015, The Studios at MASS MoCA have hosted over 500 artists and writers for residencies up to 10 weeks. Hosted by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, selected artists receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing, free access to the museum’s galleries throughout the residency, optional financial and business coaching from Assets for Artists staff, and a daily group meal.

There is no application fee.

Residents will receive:

  • A private studio in attractive space on MASS MoCA’s re-purposed mill campus, with generous natural light, 24-hour studio access, plywood floors, a work table and chair in each studio, and shared slop sinks and bathrooms.
  • Housing across the street from the museum, in newly renovated apartments (private bedroom/queen bed + shared kitchen and bath). These are lovely apartments, but note that it’s communal living (4 people to an apartment) in an active downtown location — sensitive sleepers be advised.
  • One communal meal per day, in the company of other artists-in-residence.
  • MASS MoCA member benefits for the duration of the residency, including free access to the museum’s galleries and discounts on performing arts events and museum store purchases.
  • Optional one-on-one artist-focused financial and business coaching through the staff of MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, helping artists and writers in all disciplines strengthen the business side of their artistic practice.

The full-price residency fee is $650/week, but many participants receive need-based and merit-based financial aid.

Note: There is also a separate application specifically for artists in Puerto Rico. That deadline is Thursday, January 10th, 2019 5:00pm. If you’re an artist living in Puerto Rico, click here to apply for a free 4-week residency, with additional assistance for travel costs and meals, thanks to generous support from the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation.

Website link for full information: https://massmoca.org/event/studios/

Mass Moca Mission: Through innovative collaborations, MASS MoCA helps artists and their supporters create and show important new work, bringing to our visitors bold visual and performing art in all stages of production, creating a stimulating center of creativity and commerce that brings life and economic vibrancy to its region.

 

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Art & Pancakes, December 2nd, 2018

Art news for your Sunday morning…PNW style. Enjoy!

Facebook Censors Art Historian for Posting Nude Art, Then Boots Him from Platform   Link

New study finds nearly 90% of internships in the arts are unpaid.   Link

London’s National Gallery has been taken to court by a group of 27 artists and lecturers who claim they were dismissed ‘without consultation or benefits’ because they were classified as self-employed.   Link

Whitney Museum Staffers Demand Answers After the Museum’s Vice Chair’s Relationship to Tear Gas Manufacturer Is Revealed… Warren B. Kanders purchased defense manufacturer “Safariland” in 2012 for $124 million.   Link

How Louise Bourgeois Investigated the Power of Materials    Link

Authorities seized 58 works by Banksy in Belgium.   Link

An Iconic Harlem Renaissance Frieze Is Crumbling in Brooklyn    Link

Proposal for a Judy Chicago museum divides a New Mexico town   Link

Artist Larry Poons: “Art isn’t business”    Link

These Artists Think Instagram Could Replace the Art Dealer   Link

 

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University of Michigan, Call for Applicants: Roman J. Witt Artist-in-Residence 2019-2020, with honorarium

color_logo_stampsUniversity of Michigan, Call for Applicants: Roman J. Witt Artist-in-Residence 2019-2020, with honorarium

Deadline: January 31st, 2019

The mission of the Roman J. Witt Residency Program is to support the production of new work in collaboration with the Stamps School of Art & Design community. The program awards one residency per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to work at the school to develop a new work in collaboration with students and faculty.

A singular feature of the 2019-2020 Witt Residency is the Stamps School’s collaboration with the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), who will provide a highly visible gallery in the museum — the Stenn Gallery — as an installation and workspace for the Witt Resident. The artist/designer will spend a good portion of the week working in this gallery (a minimum of three days, with 6 hours per day during museum open hours), creating and installing a work of art that will remain on view. This act of “public making” is an exemplary teaching tool and provides the Stamps School community and the university at large with the opportunity to witness and partake in the creation of a defined work from concept to completion with the artist in residence.

The Irving Stenn, Jr. Family Gallery is the museum’s glass-walled temporary exhibition space devoted to cutting-edge contemporary installation art. At ground level with two walls of transparent glass, the artist/designer will be on view when working in the Stenn Gallery. It is situated at the corner of a major circulation path on campus, called the “Diag.” Submitted proposals should suggest how the artist/designer plans to deploy the converging factors of the gallery into a vibrant, collaborative, and memorable residency. This, along with the completed final artwork, will strongly determine selection of the artist/designer. It is expected that a significant portion of time in the gallery space will be spent with direct interaction with students. Ideas for student interactions include but are not limited to: allowing students to work with the artist/designer; be in dialogue with the artist/designer; provide critiques on student work; engage in student-led interviews; or allowing for student observation of artist/designer’s process. Creative methods of engagement to animate the gallery space as a focal point of campus activity are highly encouraged.

The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation. At the end of the residency, the artist/designer’s installation in the Stenn Gallery will remain on view for two weeks, before any de-installation. De-installation is the responsibility of the artist/designer: the work created is the property of the artist. Please see gallery plan and protocols.

Eligibility: The Witt Residency is open to both established and emerging artists/designers. The Witt residency provides students an alternative learning opportunity to engage with practicing artists/designers who can make use of resources across campus, therefore the ideal candidate must value collaboration, have good social and communication skills and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines. It is the goal of the Witt Residency to foster an atmosphere of inventive creative activity that extends throughout the University community.

Honorarium: Witt Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition to the honorarium, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $4,000 funding support for project materials and installation. The School encourages applications from individuals as well as from creative teams however, please be advised that the resources listed above are finite, including the travel budget. If teams apply the expectation is that the award will be shared between its members.

For more detailed information and how to apply: http://art-design.umich.edu/witt/application

 

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The Gallery at Penn College (PA), Call for Applicants: Solo Exhibitions and Residencies for 2019 – 2020 and 2020 – 2021

The Gallery at Penn College (PA),  Call for Applicants: Solo Exhibitions and Residencies for 2019 – 2020 and 2020 – 2021

Deadline: January 20th, 2019

The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, PA is seeking artists for solo exhibitions and residencies for 2019-20 and 2020-21. The 3,000 square foot gallery on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA is dedicated to promoting art appreciation through exhibitions of contemporary art.

Artists working in all media are invited to apply for solo or group exhibitions. For the residency series, titled ‘Material Matters: Past, Present, Future,’ we are seeking artists working specifically in materials from Pennsylvania’s history, such as steel, wood, paper, or fiber, as well as current and future materials, such as plastics, glass, or electronics. The five-day residency will include up to three interactive workshops and public programming including a gallery talk.

Artists may apply on the gallery website. There is no entry fee.

All proposals must include the following items:
· 10-15 digital images of work
· Image list with dimensions and medium
· CV
· Artist statement

· For the Residency only: provide a letter of intent. Tell us about yourself; describe your work and how it relates to the theme; outline of your preliminary workshop proposal including preliminary costs of supplies; description of any other public programming you would like to offer including costs.

For more detailed information, please visit https://www.pct.edu/gallery/call-for-artists

 

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Poster House (NY) and The Library of Congress, Call for Submissions: Poster Animation Competition

Poster House (NY) and The Library of Congress, Call for Submissions: Poster Animation Competition

Deadline: December 31st, 2018

From their call: Poster House is joining forces with The Library of Congress to host an animation competition through the month of December, asking for modern takes on historical designs.

After sifting through thousands of posters in the Library’s collection, Poster House selected 31 images that speak of ages past, are free of any copyright issues, and are ready to party. All you need to do is visit the Library of Congress online to download a high res version of the file, crop it as you see fit, and lend your creative touch by animating it in a unique, fun, and compelling way.

Because backstories can only help make your designs richer, we’ve asked our curator to share a few fun facts about each poster. Once you’ve chosen your favorite, see our rules and regulations at the bottom of this post, and get crackin! Your work could be featured in the museum’s display window, and you could win a free membership to Poster House that gives you early access before opening day.

Eligibility: Open to students, professionals, and amateurs alike. Participants will have access to free high-res images of posters via the Library’s “Free To Use and Reuse” collection that they can re-imagine as animations, bringing new life to these poignant historical vignettes.

For more information and link to posters: https://posterhouse.org/poster-animation-competition

About: Poster House is a museum dedicated exclusively to the history and design of posters. 119 West 23rd Street, NY, NY

 

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The Artery (CA), Call for California Ceramic Artists: 30th Annual California Clay Competition and Exhibition

theartery_logo_blThe Artery (CA), Call for California Ceramic Artists: 30th Annual California Clay Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: February 16th, 2019

The 30th Annual California Clay Competition and Exhibition is sponsored by The Artery and is held in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, sponsored by the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, California.

The Artery, home of the Artists’ Cooperative of Davis, has sponsored the Competition since 1990 to give California ceramic artists an opportunity to display their work during the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. The Artery is within walking distance of the John Natsoulas Gallery, which serves as conference headquarters.

Eligibility & sales: The competition is open to all living California artists. Works accepted must be for sale, available for the duration of the exhibit, and made within the last two years. The Artery retains a 50% commission from all sales.

Medium: Clay must be the primary medium. Works may be functional or sculptural. Assembled works must fit through a standard doorframe and weigh no more than can easily be handled by two people. All artwork must be presented and ready for display. Wall pieces must include all mounting hardware; wire and/or cleats
preferred.

Awards: Monetary and gift awards will be announced at the opening reception.

Exhibition dates:  May 3rd – May 31st, 2019

Juror: Bill Abright – Ceramic Artist – Abright was introduced to clay by Bruce Duke at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton in the late 60’s. He completed his graduate degree at San Francisco State in 1974 working with Bud McKee, Stephen De Staebler, Joe Hawley and David Kuraoka. Abright has taught ceramics at the College of Marin in Kentfield, CA since 1975 and has been influential in the lives of many artists. He has exhibited throughout the U.S. and his work is in many private and museum collections.

Link for detailed information: CCC Entry Poster 2019
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The Darkroom Gallery (VT), International Call for Photography Submissions: Wet

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The Darkroom Gallery (VT), International Call for Photography Submissions: Wet

Deadline: January 3rd, 2019, 11:59pm EST

From their call: Water: it goes without saying that it’s crucial to life on this planet. The surface of the earth is more than 70% water, and the human body is composed of up to 60% water. We humans feel an intimate connection with water and have expressed that connectivity in our art for thousands of years. No surprise, then that photographers are attracted to water in its many forms and guises: everything from oceans, lakes and rivers to the sheen of rain on wet pavement.

For this exhibition we’re looking for creative depictions of anything Wet. This could include  water in its other guises, as ice or steam.  The subject matter of the photos you submit can be virtually anything as long as water or wetness is included. For example, think of the ways a surface is transformed by a gloss of water, the many ways of picturing water droplets, and the ways in which water is used in technology.  Be aware, also, of the demands people are placing on water, making it a scarce and valuable resource in many parts of the world.  Floods in some places, droughts in others. This is a wide open theme that should be accessible to most who shoot photos; show us your best.

Juror:  Elizabeth Opalenik lives and works in Oakland, California, but this peripatetic artist is often on the move. As a photographic artist, she believes that all good photographs are self portraits that lie somewhere between imagination and dreams. Her nearly 40 year career has found her teaching or making images on six continents, seeking the beauty and grace that exists within all things. Elizabeth conducts photographic portrait, figure and mordançage workshops internationally, creating a sense of wonder and possibility in her students. Elizabeth is committed to her black and white darkroom, but combines digital usage when appropriate. Her preference is working with water in any form or illusion and furthering her work in the French process Mordançage where she has added her signature style by creating veils of floating silver emulsion.

 Entry fee.

Website link: http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex106

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

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Local Artists Berkeley and Adeline’s Lab (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: Lab Salon

Local Artists Berkeley and Adeline’s Lab (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: Lab Salon

Deadline: December 29th, 2018

From their call: Local Artists Berkeley and Adeline’s Lab are seeking visual artists interested in a group show at the Adeline’s Lab Gallery.  We are looking for artists that are exploring new ideas and concepts that focus on activism; whether political, social or environmental.  We want to see how our local artists are dealing with the current world issues of our current paradigm.

Exhibition opens January 10th with an Artists reception from 5 – 9 pm.  The show will run till February 22nd. All artwork needs to be delivered on January 4 – 6 from 10 am – 7 pm.  All artwork needs to be ready to hang with wire. We have no wall space for nails. See gallery space here at www.AdelinesLab.com

To apply, submit your material via email to info@localartistsberkeley.org with no more then 10 images, image list, artist statement, bio and resume.  For consideration, all submission must be received on or before December 29th.  Please pay what you can through our Donation Link to help keep our program running.  And email Rory Terrell at info@localartistsberkeley.org with any questions.

 

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The City of Brea Art Gallery (CA), Call for California Artists: 34th Annual Made In California Juried Exhibition

The City of Brea Art Gallery (CA), Call for California Artists: 34th Annual Made In California Juried Exhibition

Deadline: February 28th, 2019 11:59pm PST

Now in it’s 34th year, this annual juried exhibit showcases artwork from all over the state of California. MICA strives to highlight artists in all stages of their careers and offers them a chance to compete for a number of awards, including the coveted solo show opportunity. This regional show features artwork from an extensive variety of mediums and explores creative movements happening in California.

Media: All mediums are welcome, however no craft or functional art. All entries must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously shown at the Brea Gallery.

To qualify for consideration for the Solo Show, artists must submit a cohesive body of work containing between five to ten pieces. Works not selected for the Solo Show will be individually considered for inclusion in the Juried Show.

Awards: First Place: $750
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250
Solo Show Award: $350
Popular Choice Award: $100
Director’s Choice: $200
Mayor’s Favorite: $100.
Honorable mentions, purchase awards, and additional prizes to be announced.

For more detailed information and guidelines: https://www.breaartgallery.com/prospectus

Website link: https://www.breaartgallery.com/mica19/

City of Brea Art Gallery, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA

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