International Call for Applicants: 2020 Harpo Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute (NM), with stipend

International Call for Applicants: 2020 Harpo Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute (NM), with stipend

Deadline: October 1st, 2019

The HARPO Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute is a prestigious award established in 2013 to provide an emerging visual artist with strong artistic ability and an evolving practice, the space and time to explore ideas and start new projects in a residency context at a pivotal moment in their professional development.

The HARPO Emerging Artist Fellow receives:

-$500 travel stipend
-A one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute
-A private room and bath
-A semi-private studio space
-Access to common facilities and basic tools
-A discounted membership to MAKE Santa Fe
-Breakfast food items
– Two communal meals
– Participation in monthly open studios

In 2020, the HARPO Fellowship residency can take place either January 6th – 31st, February 3rd – 28th, March 2nd – 27th, August 31st – September 25th, October 5th – 30th, or November 2nd – 27th.

Eligibility: This fellowship is open to international applicants who are self-defined under-recognized* visual artists** over the age of 25 andnot enrolled in a degree program at the time of the application deadline.

*To determine whether an artist is “under-recognized” the selection committee looks at an artist’s resume and overall presence in the field. If they see that the artist has already achieved a certain amount of prominence and recognition because they have (1) presented their work at venues such as major museums, art centers, international biennales, (2) received multiple notable awards and grants, (3) enjoy the representation of a prominent commercial gallery, they would likely not consider the applicant to be “under-recognized” by the field. As a general rule, the HARPO Foundation prefers that their funding go toward providing opportunities and encouragement to artists who have yet to receive this level of support.

**Visual Artists (e.g., Painting, Illustration, Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking). Creative writing, dance, theater, film, digital/new media, performance art, and site specific installation art fall outside the purview of the HARPO Foundation. However, a proposal with an interdisciplinary approach may be considered as long as it has a strong visual art component.

To apply via slideroom: https://sfai.slideroom.com/#/login/program/50454

Website link: https://sfai.org/fellowships/harpo-fellowship/

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

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Marin Society of Artists (CA), National Call for Artists: Fresh Art 2019

Marin Society of Artists (CA), National Call for Artists: Fresh Art 2019

Deadline: September 23rd, 2019, midnight MST

A Juried Fine Art Exhibition presented by the Marin Society of Artists, is open to all artists 18 and over residing in the United States. You are invited
to submit digital images of up to ten (10) of your original works, not previously shown in a Marin Society of Artists juried exhibition. All art works (painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, art of the book, fiber art, ceramic and glass, fine art crafts, etc.) acceptable EXCEPT video/film or installation art. Entry fee.

Juror: Donna Seager.  Seager/Gray Gallery, Mill Vallley, CA. A native of New Orleans, Donna Seager’s education was at the University of Texas where she received her degree in Art History and English. She began in the art business in 1978, working in galleries in New Orleans and was the director of the Marlborough Gallery in Boston before moving to California in 1989. In 2001, she partnered with Suzanne Gray to form Seager/Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, now a cornerstone of the Marin arts community. Donna Seager has distinguished herself for her discerning eye and commitment to the arts. She has served on the board of the San Francisco Art Dealers’ Association and the San Francisco Center for the Book and is currently a member of the Marin County Cultural Commission.

Theme: Fresh Art
How do you define “Fresh Art”? Somethng new and different, new to one’s experience, not encountered before, or a new approach to your art. Artwork that is forward or bold, expressive, engaging, stimulating, creative, infused with imagination –  what new directions are you taking with your art? 

Artwork Specifications: Artwork size limitation:  2D work not to exceed 60″ in height or width, including frame, total weight with frame cannot exceed 50 pounds. 3D work not to exceed 48″x48″, and cannot exceed 50 pounds. Waivers can be requested and may or may not be granted –  please email your request before submitting your piece. All accepted artwork must conform to “Specifications and Policy for Exhibited Artwork” available on their web site.  See Artwork Specifications for requirements.

Awards: First Place: $500
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $100
Non-monetary Honorable Mention awards may be given at Juror’s discretion.

Website Link: https://www.marinsocietyofartists.org/fresh-art-2019

To apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6872

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The 19th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft (PA), Call for Artists: Craftforms 2013

CraftForms-2013The 19th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft (PA), Call for Artists: Craftforms 2013

Deadline: September 12th, 2013

Extended deadline: September 17th, 2013 (higher fee)

Craft Forms is an international juried exhibition dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of fine contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their creative endeavors. Craft Forms is open to all professional artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood or mixed media crafts. Artists are juried on-line and upon acceptance, can exhibit multiples of their work in the Wayne Art Center Gallery Shop (in addition to the accepted works in the exhibition).

Call for entries prospectus and online entry: http://www.craftformsentry.org/

Exhibition dates: December 6th – January 25th, 2014

About Wayne Art Center: The purpose of the Wayne Art Center is to provide both instruction in the studio, and to build appreciation of the visual and performing arts through our many exhibits, lectures and programs. The Center affords artists an interdisciplinary venue to share, learn, exhibit and perform. They are located in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

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The Wave Pool Art Space (OH), International Call for Applicants: Residency 2020, with stipend

The Wave Pool Art Space (OH), International Call for Applicants: Residency 2020, with stipend

Deadline: November 2nd, 2019

The Wave Pool Art Space Is Your Space Program awards sponsored residencies to local, national, and international artists interested in engaging Cincinnati with their artistic practice. Residencies of 2-6 weeks include flexible live/work studio space, a month long exhibition in our gallery (when appropriate), opportunities for artistic community engagement and programming, and a $1500 stipend for the project (which includes living/travel expenses). Residents become part of the dynamic artistic community of Cincinnati, Ohio and are asked to engage the community in at least one public workshop, program, or performance during their stay.

Successful proposals are projects that collaborate with the community, utilizing a social practice methodology that makes the place and the people who are here integral to the project. Projects are to be artist developed and in line with their work. The program emphasizes two-way engagement, offering exceptional arts experiences to Wave Pool’s local community as well as unique benefits and exhibition opportunities to the artists in residence.

For more information, submission guidelines, 2019 artists: https://www.wavepoolgallery.org/art-space-is-your-space

About: Wave Pool is a contemporary art fulfillment center where experimental art connects community and creates change. They are located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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National Call for Applicants: Red Bull Arts Detroit Curatorial Fellowship, with stipend and exhibition budget

National Call for Applicants: Red Bull Arts Detroit Curatorial Fellowship, with $5,000 stipend, and a $15,000 exhibition budget

Deadline: September 30th, 2019

Red Bull Arts Detroit is committed to holistically supporting the arts locally and nationally. As such, we seek to provide alternative exhibition platforms to the vast network of independent curators who offer new ways of seeing, understanding, and experiencing artists and their works. The program creates an opportunity for a curator to realize an exhibition concept and bring it to the public in Detroit. The selected curator will demonstrate in their proposal a level of engagement and thoughtfulness about how their exhibition engages with the local city and community, and why it should take place in Detroit. Red Bull Arts Detroit will support the curator in the execution of the exhibition and it’s public programming. The exhibition will open in July of 2020.

The Curator receives access to our 12,000 square foot gallery for their exhibition as well as financial, production, and marketing support to execute their vision. For Detroit-based curators, the fellowship will provide travel and accommodation for five trips for planning purposes outside of the city in advance of the exhibition. For non-Detroit based curators, Red Bull Arts Detroit will provide travel for three trips to Detroit in advance of the exhibition for planning purposes, three-trips to Detroit during the exhibition for programming purposes, and accommodations in Detroit during visits. The selected curator will receive a $5000 fee. The budget for the production of the exhibition is $15,000 along with funding for three-to-four public programs. Outside of the $15,000, Red Bull Arts Detroit will provide in-kind support that includes local installation staff, staffing for gallery hours, access to technology for use in exhibition (list of available technology is here), printing wall texts (labels and vinyl) as well as gallery guides, and installation documentation of the exhibition. The curator should plan for the $15,000 exhibition budget to cover any artist fees, production fees for works or installation materials, artist travel, shipping and handling of art works, commissioning of new writing or texts, and any other materials or labor otherwise required for the production of their exhibition concept.

Curatorial Fellowship Details:

  • $5,000 stipend
  • $15,000 exhibition budget for the production of the exhibition
  • Budget for 3-4 public programs as agreed with Red Bull Arts Detroit.
  • Funding for travel and accommodations for planning trips in Detroit if based elsewhere. For Detroit based curators travel budget can be used for travel elsewhere as needed for the exhibition as agreed with Red Bull Arts Detroit based on the needs of the project.
  • Connections to Detroit’s creative community
  • Planning and production support
  • Documentation and media outreach for final presentation of curated exhibition

Eligibility and Expectations:

  • Open to professional curators aged 21+
  • Applicants must be US citizens or residents
  • Detroit-based curators will need to be regularly available in Detroit during the period of planning and presenting the exhibition, and may include travel plans to locations outside of the city as a component of their proposal.
  • Non-Detroit based applicants must be able to travel to Detroit approximately six-times over the course of planning and presenting the exhibition.
  • Applicants must propose and execute a contemporary art exhibition or similar public project in Detroit

Website link for more information and link to apply: http://redbullarts.com/detroit/curatorial-fellowship/

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Sublime/Transcendent: Levi Bettwieser, The Rescued Film Project

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 Levi Bettwieser of The Rescued Film Project

https://www.rescuedfilm.com/rescued-latest

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Public Art California, Request for Qualifications: Four Open Calls for Artists

Public Art California, Request for Qualifications: Four Open Calls for Artists

Deadline: September 20th, 2019, 5:00pm PST

From their call: Artists and Artist Teams may apply to one or more of the four open call public art commission opportunities listed below but must submit a unique Statements of Qualification (SOQ) to each. Artists and Artist Teams may only apply once to each specific commission opportunity.

We strongly encourage applicants to review the RFQ site and supporting documents available prior to responding to this RFQ. SOQs submitted late, or through any means other than this application portal will not be reviewed.

California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA): AUDITORIUM COURTYARD $400,000

California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA): LOBBY WALL $200,000

California Health & Human Services (CHHS): O STREET ENTRANCE $300,000

California Health & Human Services (CHHS): CAFÉ RESTROOM & CORRIDOR $60,000

Website link: https://dysonwomack.submittable.com/submit

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Downtown Arts Collective (FL), International Call for Entries: Juried International Photography Exhibition

Downtown Arts Collective (FL), International Call for Entries: Juried International Photography Exhibition

Deadline: September 30th, 2019, 11:59pm EST

Downtown Arts Collective is now accepting submissions for an exhibition exploring contemporary photography. Artists from all over the world are invited to submit their work. Selected works will be chosen by a jury and announced September 23rd.

Eligibility: This call for submission is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in photography. Artists from all over the world are invited to submit their work.

30 Selected works will be printed and framed by DAC and exhibited in our gallery space from September 27th – October 24th, 2019.

Rules/Guidelines: Downtown Arts Collective will provide free printing, matting and framing for all of their exhibitions. Photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution JPEG file for their gallery to print.​

Information on our framing & printing process: Photographs will be printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper matte using Epson Stylus Pro 7890. They offer 16” x 20”  black frames. Their white mats are pre cut for 12” x 18” and 11” x 14” prints. ​

All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion of the photographer.

Website link: https://www.downtownartscollective.com/opencall

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Art & Pancakes, September 15th, 2019

A small stack of art news for your Sunday morning.

The Met Is Expanding Its Definition of American Culture by Hiring a Curator of Indigenous Art for Its Famed American Wing Link

Director Ari Aster packed his new horror film ‘Midsommar’ with references from art history. Link

Re: 5Pointz Appeal A property developer is making the case that graffiti art is not protected under the 1990 Visual Artists’ Rights Act as he tries to appeal an earlier court decision from the Second Circuit. Link

Maurizio Cattelan’s gold toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace, UK. Link

Hillary Clinton reads 62,000 pages of her infamous emails at the Venice Biennale. Link

How Chagall’s daughter smuggled his work out of nazi-occupied Europe. Link

Burglars in search of scrap metal damaged a massive Anselm Kiefer sculpture. Link

Sad news: Robert Frank, the godfather of snapshot photography and a pioneer of everyday realism, has died at age 94. Link

Robert Frank’s Legacy: Nine Photographers Reflect Link

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Collar Works (NY), Open Call for Entries: Unseen

Collar Works (NY), Open Call for Entries: Unseen

Deadline: September 14th, 2019

From their call: The torrent of centuries rolling over the human race has continually brought new perfections, the cause of which, ever active though unseen, is found in the demands made by our senses, which always in their turns demand to be occupied. -Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

We have all felt unseen and marginalized at some point. We overshare online to counteract our fear of going unnoticed, posting image after image, counting our tokens of approval. Our subconscious craves this positive reinforcement, and so, we post more. We choose the most flattering beach vacation photos. We glide through museums and stop just long enough to capture ourselves in front of a masterpiece. We seek validation through our social media posts. Yet, the complex algorithms that reinforce our behavior remain hidden to us. Our fear of being unseen makes us susceptible to manipulation.

The human eye can only perceive light at wavelengths between 390 and 750 nanometers, a range far narrower than many animals. Our conscious mind can process 40 bits of information per second. Meanwhile, our subconscious can process around 400 billion bits of information. The vast majority of our own mind remains unknowable to us. Since dark energy and dark matter make up approximately 95% of the universe, we can only understand our world through the remaining minute specs of matter that we can measure and observe. It is paradoxical, then, that our fear of being unseen is so prominent, when we are blind to most of the external world and most of our own inner thoughts. This should liberate us from the fear. Awe exists in the darkness. Potential emerges from the unseen.

Art has the ability to illuminate parts of the all-encompassing darkness. Art can draw out elements of the unseen and make them discernible.

This exhibition features work about what we do not see: the invisible, the hidden, the overlooked. Whether speaking to one’s relationship to digital, physical or psychological space, or to the effects of cultural blindness, the artists in this exhibition are united in their desire to unveil the unseen.

Guest Curator: Akili Tommasino , Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art – MFA Boston

Website link:http://collarworks.org/calls-for-entries

About: Collar Works is a non-commission art space located in Troy, New York dedicated to the support of emerging and under-represented artists, working in any media, exhibiting challenging and culturally relevant contemporary artworks. Expanding the current art vernacular in New York’s Capital Region, Collar Works provides a venue for community dialogue focused on serious, provocative and spirited artworks.

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Arts Benicia (CA), National Call for Artists: Table Testaments

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Arts Benicia (CA), National Call for Artists: Table Testaments

Deadline: October 2nd, 2019, 10:59pm PST

From their call: This exhibition will coincide with seasonal gatherings around tables, offering an exploration of sculptural and functional tableware as contemporary carriers of narrative and story – central elements in human gatherings. We seek a wide variety of content, and a broad representation of style. Submissions may include objects of ceramic, wood, glass, or metals; paintings, prints, or photographs; mixed media, installation artworks, and digital works. Utensils and flatware, table linens, and tables and chairs themselves will be considered, as will wall-hung works that relate to the exhibition subject.

Prizes:
Best of show: $250
Juror’s Choice, 2-D: $100
Juror’s Choice, 3-D: $100

Juror: Juan M. Santiago’s art practice explores the narrative of human experience using traditional and non-traditional methods in clay and other mediums. He has taught at Sonoma State University, Diablo Valley College, Chabot College, and California College of the Arts. He is currently a professor at Southern Oregon University. Juan holds an MFA from Alfred University, and a BFA with high distinction from California College of the Arts and Crafts; he has apprenticed with Peter Voulkos, Jim Melchert, Arthur Gonzalez, and John Toki. Mr. Santiago has lectured in Thailand and China.

Entry fee.

Website link for more detailed information: https://artsbenicia.org/table-testaments/

Link to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6913

About: Arts Benicia’s pristine 2,000 square foot gallery is the focal point of a large artists’ community based in Benicia’s Historic Arsenal District. Arts Benicia is a community-based non-profit organization that provides quality exhibitions in its gallery and at other venues in Benicia, engaging public programs, stimulating workshops for adults, and inspiring family and youth art programs. For 28 years, Arts Benicia has been a vital part of the local and regional art community, furthering and supporting artistic development, and enriching the larger community.

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SlowArt Productions & Limner Gallery (NY), International Call for Artists: Emerging Artists 2020

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SlowArt Productions & Limner Gallery (NY), International Call for Artists: Emerging Artists 2020

Deadline: October 31st, 2019, midnight EST

SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2020, the 28th annual competition for exhibition and Artists of the Decade Award. Open to all artists working in any media. This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held March 5th – 28th, 2020, at the Limner Gallery, NY.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Wall mounted works must not be taller than 96″ no wider than 120″.  Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36″ wide entry door.

Exhibition and Terms: Winning artists will be featured in a group exhibition at the Limner Gallery, March 5th – 28th, 2020. All works in the show must be for sale. The gallery will take a 35% commission on all sales. Sale price is determined by the artist. The exhibition will also be displayed on the Limner Gallery web site and social media sites.

Publication Award: All artist entrants shall be considered for the SlowArt 2020 Artists of the Decade award. The award is for inclusion in a publication of a magazine format catalog of the best artists exhibiting at Limner Gallery from 2010 – 2019.

Entry fee

Website link, more information, and guidelines: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/ea2019.htm

SlowArt Productions & Limner Gallery, 123 Warren St., Hudson, New York

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Carnation Contemporary (OR), National Call for Artists: Image Text Language

Carnation Contemporary (OR), National Call for Artists: Image Text Language

Deadline: September 30th, 2019, 11:59pm MST

Carnation Contemporary is accepting entries of visual art that make use of image and text, text as image, and concepts of language. Entries may use text in acute, subtle, or obtuse ways, and may be in any format (book, video, sculpture, drawing, print, painting, performance, etc.) Legibility of text is not a requirement, and priority will be given to works that expand the ways in which text/images are used and co-mingle in an artwork.

As part of this group exhibition there will be a library/reading room, which will exhibit self published, small print publications, artist books, and poetry books.

Curators: Katherine Spinella, a co-founding member of Carnation Contemporary, is interested in the complex intersections of image and text in visual art. Kristin Hough is a curator and co-founder of Outback Arthouse, based in Los Angeles. Both curators are practicing visual artists.

Eligibility: Open to all USA based artists.

Entry fee: $15 fee per applicant

For more information, floor plan, and link to apply: https://carnationcontemporary.com/Open-Call


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Sublime/Transcendent: DAKU

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 DAKU

Theory of Time, 2019, Street art installation

https://www.instagram.com/daku156/

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International Call for Applicants: The Hopper Prize, Fall 2019

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International Call for Applicants: The Hopper Prize, Fall 2019

Deadline: November 12th, 2019, 11:59pm PST

From their call:  The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants in the amount of $1,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

Program Highlights: $5,000.00 USD in total awards for visual artists

  • 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant award
  • 30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org
  • Selected submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize
  • Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art

Eligibility: They are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply. They accept submissions in all media.

Jurors for Fall 2019:
-Karen Patterson: Curator, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

-Lauren R. O’Connell Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Media: Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Drawing, Video, Performance, Conceptual, Experimental, Installation

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://hopperprize.org/

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The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University (NJ), Call for Submissions, Juried Photography Exhibition: RAW 2020

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University (NJ), Call for Submissions, Juried Photography Exhibition: RAW 2020

Deadline: October 1st, 2019

The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University presents RAW 2020, a juried photography competition in which the top images will be selected for an exhibition on view from January 10th to March 29th, 2020 in the Noyes Museum Galleries at The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University located at 2200 Fairmount Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Photographers are invited to consider the theme for this exhibition, “Sense of Place.” Cultural geographers, anthropologists, sociologists and urban planners study why certain places hold special meaning to particular people or animals. Places said to have a strong “sense of place” have a strong identity that is deeply felt by inhabitants and visitors.

Prizes: Group exhibition for selected work at Noyes Galleries at The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University
Juror’s Choice: $600.
Second Place: $350.
Third Place: $200.
Honorable Mention (2) $100.

Eligibility:
• Photographers over the age of 18 may apply
• Images in any photographic process (analog, digital, mixed media)
Images submitted must have been taken within the last 3 years

Juror: Lori Waselchuk is a visual storyteller whose photographs have appeared in print and online media worldwide. Her work is exhibited internationally and is part of many collections including the New Orleans Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art and South African National Gallery. Waselchuk coordinates exhibitions and programs at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

Prospectus link with full information

Website link: https://noyesmuseum.org/artist-opportunities


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Art & Pancakes, September 8th, 2019

Art news for your Sunday morning….enjoy!

What Do Galleries Owe Their Local Communities? Link

How ethical can museums afford to be? Five major UK art institutions are asked about funding challenges. Link

After her arrest, Nan Goldin decries the proposed Sackler settlement. Link

The Yoko Ono controversy: Government agencies cannot dictate museum programming. Link

Performance art-only fair in Brussels faces challenge of materiality: A Performance Affair introduces new protocol to specify what is on offer and its secondary market development. Link

At age 93, Betye Saar has concurrent solo shows this fall at two major museums — the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Link

Artificial intelligence is revealing secrets about how the Ghent Altarpiece was made—and damaged. Link

Phoenix project rises amid the wreckage of Brazil’s National Museum blaze. Link

Wildfires in Bolivia destroyed 3,500-year-old rock art. Link

Pace gallery adds Nina Katchadourian, as it prepares to add greater emphasis on live-events programming. Pace will share representation of Katchadourian with her longtime San Francisco gallery, Catharine Clark. Link

‘Western Museums Expanding Into China Is a Joke’: Ai Weiwei Decries Cultural Institutions for Their Silence on Hong Kong’s Fight for Democracy. Link

Ghost Ship trial: Max Harris walks out of jail after acquittal; Derick Almena remains jailed after mistrial in his case. Link

The Working Artist’s Guide Link

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University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography, Call for Applicants: 2020 Research Fellowships

University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography, Call for Applicants: 2020 Research Fellowships

Deadline:  January 15th, 2020

The Center for Creative Photography, the University of Arizona invites advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline to apply for any of their research fellowships for 2020. 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.

Selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center’s collections. Decisions will be announced by email on or before March 1st, 2020. Residencies must be scheduled with the Volkerding Study Center staff. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be announced in the Center’s publicity.

2020 Fellowships:
Ansel Adams Research Fellowship: Awards up to $2,500 to promote new knowledge about photography and the history of photography.

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

Harold Jones and Frances Murray Research Fellowship: Awards up to $2,500 to encourage research by curators, historians, social scientists, writers, arts, and critics, on photographers whose archives are at the Center.

Photographic Arts Council-Los Angeles (PAC-LA) Research Fellowship: Awards up to $2,500 to support research at the Center for Creative Photography in the history of photography.

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

Adolf Fassbender Travel Fellowship Award: Awards up to $2500 for travel support research at the Center for Creative Photography in the history of photography.

Kenneth J. Botto Research Fellowship: Awards up to $2,500 to support research at the Center for Creative Photography by curators, writers, and researchers investigating the life and work of Kenneth J. Botto; photographers working to incorporate set-up, collage, or constructed imagery; or photographers whose work is a critical comment on political, social, and/or art historical issues in society.

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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Kresge Gallery, Lyon College (AR), Call for Entries, Lie, Cheat, Steal: Contemporary Art and Ethics

Kresge Gallery, Lyon College (AR), Call for Entries, Lie, Cheat, Steal: Contemporary Art and Ethics

Deadline: September 30th, 2019

The Kresge Gallery at Lyon College invites submissions of visual artwork for an exhibition exploring the intersection of Art and Ethics. In Contemporary Art appropriation has become a common practice; many artists weave falsehoods and half-truths into their work; and some art-makers walk a fine line between collaboration and exploitation. Daily life in general can also be filled with moral dilemmas and ethical gray-areas. This exhibition welcomes entries from artists in any media whose work addresses, explores, critiques, or perhaps even employs some form of lying, cheating, or stealing (broadly defined).

“Lie, Cheat, Steal” will be hosted by the Kresge Gallery, an art exhibition space and center for academic and artistic discourse in the Lyon College community. Critical inquiry is an integral part of our mission, and honor and integrity are core values at Lyon. But what does this look like for a 21st century artist? Contemporary artists borrow images and ideas, create fictions, exaggerate facts, and manipulate viewers’ emotions. How far is too far? The “Lie, Cheat, Steal” exhibition seeks to frame issues of honesty and integrity in ways that may be serious, humorous, even provocative.

Works will be selected by members of the Lyon College chapter of Kappa Pi, with input from Ian Campbell, Assistant Professor of Art. Kappa Pi is an International Collegiate Honorary Society that promotes artistic talents and achievements for its members.

All media are welcome, however, we may not be able to accommodate pieces with very complicated or specific installation needs. Display requirements such as pedestals, shelves, projectors, etc. should be noted on the entry form. Works must arrive ready to hang: framed or otherwise professionally presented with suitable hanging hardware. 

There is no entry fee. Artists are responsible for delivery of accepted works to the gallery by October 31 and arrange for timely pick-up of work after the closing date. Kresge Gallery insures work in the gallery against all damage or loss. Work is not insured by Kresge Gallery during shipping. The Kresge Gallery does not handle sales of artworks, but we would be happy to refer inquiries to the artist.

To apply, email images for up to 4 pieces (additional detail images may be included) to ian.campbell@lyon.edu with the subject line “Lie, Cheat, Steal.” Images should be saved as high quality .jpg files (at least 1000 pixels on the shortest side). Title each file with your last name, first name, and entry number (e.g. Campbell_Ian_1.jpg, or Campbell_Ian_1detail).

Complete entry form via Google Forms to submit contact info, data for each piece submitted, and a 100-300 word artist statement for the work submitted: https://forms.gle/nnTqpetLV9DHH1LT7

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City of Cambridge (MA), Request for Qualifications: Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Public Art Project

City of Cambridge (MA), Request for Qualifications: Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Public Art Project

Deadline: September 30th, 2019, 5:00pm EST

The right of the citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

The City of Cambridge invites artists to submit qualifications for a $300,000 public art commission to commemorate the passage, in August 1920, of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote and resulted in the largest one-time addition to the American electorate, yet also left most women of color without access to the ballot box. A successful project will acknowledge the amendment’s complex history, its ongoing work in the shaping of American democracy, and the role of Cambridge women in the women’s suffrage movement.

Cambridge Arts, the official arts agency for the city, is managing the artist selection process.

From the Request for Qualifications (RFQ), three or four finalists will be selected by the Art Jury and paid to develop concept proposals for a permanent installation based on criteria and guidelines established by the Committee and in consultation with city staff. All finalists’ proposals will be displayed for a period of public feedback. Final selection of one proposal will be made by a selection committee of stakeholders based on the finalists’ in-person presentations and interviews. The City will announce the selected proposal at a centennial celebration in August 2020, after which implementation of the selected proposal will begin

The City is seeking qualifications from artists with demonstrated public art experience. The $300,000 commission must cover all services from detailed design development through final installation/implementation, including but not limited to artist fee, travel, community meetings, research, engineering, fabrication, insurance, transportation, installation, and coordination with consultants and City staff.

For more detailed information, timeline, site description, and how to apply: Link

More information about the Nineteenth Amendment Centennial project can be found on the website: https://www.cambridgema.gov/Departments/citymanagersoffice/nineteenthamendmentcentennialcommittee

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MarinMOCA (CA), National Call for Submissions: Winter Solstice

MarinMOCA (CA), National Call for Submissions: Winter Solstice

Deadline: September 26th, 2019, midnight PST

Theme- Winter Solstice: The short days and long nights of winter are imbued with moody ambiance and spiritual significance. It is a time for contemplation, but also for celebration. Show us what concepts emerge in your art practice during the winter months. 2D or 3D artwork will be accepted in any medium.

Juror: Andrea Schwartz
As owner of Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco for 25 years, Ms. Schwartz has supported work that is challenging and at the forefront of contemporary practice. Her gallery represents a select group of both emerging and mid-career artists from the Bay Area and throughout the country. The range of work includes paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture. She is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and is a board member of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association.

Open to the first 400 qualified entrants. All entrants must be U.S. resident artists 18 and over. You are invited to submit up to 5 digital images of your original artwork completed in the past five years, not previously shown in a MarinMOCA or Artists of MarinMOCA exhibit. Artists currently represented by the juror are ineligible for this call. This exhibit is open to all art media. Only online entries with digitally uploaded images will be accepted. Oversized artworks that do not have a waiver will not be juried. Size waivers may be requested from the exhibit producer at sshipley@icloud.com

Exhibition Dates: November 16th – December 22nd, 2019

Download the prospectus for complete detailsP

Website link: https://marinmoca.org/call-for-entries/

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, 500 Palm Dr., Novato CA 94949

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Sublime/Transcendent: Carrie Yamaoka

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 Carrie Yamaoka.

Steal This Book #2 (From the Banned series), 1993, Chemically manipulated gelatin silver print

http://carrieyamaoka.com/

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Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center (VA), Open Call for Artists: 2020 Summer Solo Exhibition, with stipend

Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center (VA), Open Call for Artists: 2020 Summer Solo Exhibition, with stipend

Deadline: November 17th, 2019, 11:59pm EST

Target Gallery invites artists to apply for an open call for proposals for a solo exhibition for the summer of 2020. The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from June 6th – July 26th, 2020.

Eligibility: Proposals must be new bodies of work or works that have not been previously shown in the region. Individual works that have been previously shown can be entered if they are a part of new bodies of work and/or a new concept.

Stipend: The artist(s) will receive a $3000 stipend.

Entry fee.

Link to apply: https://torpedofactoryartcenter.submittable.com/submit/146721/2020-open-call-for-solo-exhibition-at-target-gallery

Website link: http://torpedofactory.org/

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

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National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (VA), Call for Entries: NCECA Emerging Artists 2020, with honorarium

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (VA), Call for Entries: NCECA Emerging Artists 2020, with honorarium

Deadline: October 2nd, 2019, 11:59 EST

Theme- MULTIVALENT: Clay, Mindfulness and Memory

NCECA’s 54th annual conference in Richmond, Virginia will explore ways that ceramic artists are charting new pathways from the complex meanings of our interwoven histories. NCECA is particularly interested in presenting programming that enriches the theme of this conference, MULTIVALENT: Clay, Mindfulness and Memory. Ceramic art’s diversity of expression and continuous invention generates affinities that extend human imagination. NCECA’s 54th annual conference will explore ways that ceramic artists are charting new pathways from the complex meanings of our interwoven histories.

NCECA’s Emerging Artists program seeks to identify under-recognized artists doing extraordinary work in ceramic art and highlight them to an international audience during NCECA’s Annual Conference. Curator Sequoia Miller and artist Kevin Snipes will join NCECA Director at Large Julia Galloway as the panel to select Emerging Artists through a review of statements, images, and support documents submitted for consideration. Emerging Artists will receive a $3,300 honorarium, provide articles to be published in the NCECA Journal, exhibit their work, and make presentations during the 2020 NCECA conference in Richmond. Additional opportunities for promotion may occur through NCECA’s blog and other special programming. Exposure during the conference also includes participation in informal talks and special events.

NCECA believes that those creating work offering new/exciting/thoughtful perspectives on the ceramic medium, expanding upon genres of creative production and inquiry are qualified as candidates for its Emerging Artist awards.  An Emerging Artist may be at the early stages of receiving recognition for his/her work but is currently underrepresented through exhibitions or publications that might otherwise bring the work to wide attention. The intent of the award is to recognize, cultivate and amplify vital, new voices of creative endeavor in ceramics. The award enables these artists to reach broader national and international audiences and impact discourse in the field.

Because the concept of emergence in the arts does not invariably correlate with a specific age, or other quantifiable terms, NCECA requires applicants to briefly describe why they perceive themselves to be at an emergent point in their careers and how they anticipate the award will impact the trajectory of their endeavors. The review committee, at their discretion, may eliminate candidates that are considered to be beyond “emerging.”

Applications are welcomed from artists working with ceramic materials/processes as a significant component of their work.  A current NCECA Membership, at the time of application, is required to be eligible to apply for NCECA’s Emerging Artists. Applicants may not be students.

For submission guidelines, application process, and more detailed information: https://nceca.net/nceca-calls-and-exhibitions/emerging-artists/

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Art & Pancakes, September 1st, 2019

A short stack of art news for your first day of September…enjoy!

Japan’s homemakers are using art history classics to illustrate daily struggles on Twitter Link

The Women of Bauhaus Link

How Brancusi’s Beloved Dog, Polaire, Influenced His Art Link

A powerful Brexit mural by Banksy has disappeared without a trace—or an explanation. Link

Nan Goldin was arrested outside of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office while protesting his opioid policies. Link

Photographer Kylor Melton Makes a Political Point Documenting a Death-Defying Highline Walk Between the US and Mexico Border Link

Ghost Paintings Link


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Gallery 110 (WA), International Call for Entries: 10th Annual Juried Exhibition 

Gallery 110 (WA), International Call for Entries: 10th Annual Juried Exhibition

Deadline: October 30th, 2019

From their call:  Gallery 110’s annual juried exhibition will showcase work by emerging and established artists. Our gallery location and reputation offers artists the opportunity to be a part of Seattle’s Pioneer Square gallery district and to have the patrons of First Thursday Art Walk view their work.

Juror: Amanda Donnan, Curator, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Awards: Finalists’ art works will be displayed at the gallery from February 6th – 29th, 2019. The juror will award first, second, and third-place prizes of $1000, $500, and $300. There will also a “People’s Choice” award of $200.

Eligibility: This international juried show is open to artists 18 years of age and older. Artwork may be in any two or three-dimensional media and must be original works of art created in the previous five years by the artist submitting the entry. Entry fee.

Exhibition Dates: 9th Annual International Juried Exhibition February 7th – March 2nd, 2019.

For more detailed information and link to entry via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6825

Gallery 110 website: https://www.gallery110.com/call-for-entries/

About: Gallery 110’s mission is to provide dynamic opportunities to established and emerging professional artists in an environment that encourages creative expression, experimentation and collaboration. As a nonprofit organization, the gallery fosters artistic and professional connections between its associated artists and the arts community at large through creative dialogue, the presentation of challenging and enriching curated exhibitions, public opportunities and collaborative projects. They are located in Seattle, Washington.

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Sublime/Transcendent: John Divola

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 John Divola

Untitled 90UA, 1990, Gelatin silver print, 60in x 48in

http://www.divola.com/

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The Rockport Art Association & Museum (MA), National Call for Artists: RAA&M National 2019

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (MA), National Call for Artists: RAA&M National 2019

Deadline: October 1st, 2019

From their call: The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) invites artists to enter this exhibit to celebrate the arts nationally. Over $4,000 in Prize money to be awarded. Artists need not be members of RAA&M. This is an opportunity to exhibit artwork that shows the diversity of the Creative Community about us. Entries must be original. Once artwork is submitted, it may not be withdrawn by the artist. All artwork must remain hanging until the end of the exhibit unless sold.

Guidelines: Artwork submissions are limited to 3 artworks per artist in the following media: drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, painting, digital art and sculpture.
Maximum size is 40 x 60 inches including the frame. All works on paper must be matted, framed and covered with glass or Plexiglas.
Frames must be in good condition. Entries must be dry, properly prepared for exhibition and properly wired for hanging. The wire and eye screws must not show when the artwork is hung.
Gallery wrapped canvas does not require framing unless the edges are unfinished.
Maximum weight per hanging piece is 10 pounds.

Jurors: Tom Hughes and Jo Ann Rothschild.

All artwork should be for sale. RAA&M will receive a 40% commission on any and all sales from the exhibit or as a result of the exhibit. The artist will receive 60%. Artists should expect payment within four weeks after the close of the exhibit. All sales are final.

Website link and link to apply: https://www.rockportartassn.org/raam-national-2019

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SHOTS Magazine, International Call for Photography Entries, 2019 Fall Issue (No. 145): The Journey

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SHOTS Magazine, International Call for Photography Entries, 2019 Fall Issue (No. 145): The Journey

Deadline: September 15th, 2019, 11:59pm EST

From their call: SHOTS Magazine announces an international call for photographic work to be considered for publication in the Fall Issue (No. 145).

Theme: The Journey. Submit a cohesive series or a selection of your best images. Submission is open to all photographers internationally. Each new theme for submissions will be announced in the current issue, on our website and on our Instagram page. All processes, formats, techniques and experience levels are welcomed. Color work should be converted to black & white. Please follow guidelines closely. Entry fee.

We encourage a broad, unusual and creative interpretation of our theme. There is no need to be literal, but do have images relate to the theme.

Images are chosen by artistic vision, overall excellence, how they relate to the theme, how well they reproduce in B&W and the whims of fate. All are subjective..

Link for more detailed information: https://shotsmag.com/pages/submit

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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Art & Pancakes, August 25th, 2019

A small dose of art news for your Sunday morning..enjoy!

In an open letter, 120 artists, curators, and dealers blasts the di Rosa Art Foundation’s decision to sell most of its collection. And…the response from the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art. Link

Should museums’ core mission be preserving the world’s cultural heritage, or should it be promoting social justice and global equality? Link

Anish Kapoor’s towering London sculpture $15.8 Million in debt. Link

Art exhibitions have helped turn Alcatraz into a place to think as well as gawk. Link

What is exactly is a museum. As 50-year-old statement is overhauled, feuds over new description could “seriously weaken” the International Council of Museums. Link

Shifting Colors: As murals and public art spread throughout San Jose, gentrification displaces the local artists who helped make the area attractive. Link

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is dedicating the third level of the Art of the Americas wing to the work by more than 100 female artists. Link

Long-lost sketches for The Little Prince, the beloved French novella, have been discovered in storage in Switzerland. Link

Museums Across the UK Are Making Doomsday Plans for Brexit. Link

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Archie Bray Foundation (MT), International Call for Ceramic Entries: 12th Annual Beyond the Brickyard, Juried Exhibition

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Archie Bray Foundation (MT), International Call for Ceramic Entries: 12th Annual Beyond the Brickyard, Juried Exhibition

Deadline: September 15th, 2019, Midnight MST

From their call: We are pleased to announce the international call for entries for the 12th annual Beyond the Brickyard. This year’s exhibition will be juried by Chis Staley and selected works will be exhibited at the Archie Bray Foundation in early 2020.

Specifications

  • The competition is open internationally to ceramic artists 18 years of age or older.
  • Current residents of the Bray may not apply.
  • Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration, and up to 2 images of each piece (one complete photo plus one detail or alternate angle).
  • All artwork must be for sale and available during the time of exhibition.
  • The artwork exhibited must be the same piece(s) submitted for consideration.
  • Submitted artwork must not exceed 24” in any direction or weigh more than 35 lbs.
  • The artwork entered should be prepared for professional display and not so fragile as to be potentially dangerous to the work or others when shipped/displayed/handled with reasonable care.
  • Artists are responsible for cost of shipping selected work(s) to the Archie Bray Foundation (ABF). Artists are responsible for their own insurance for shipping to ABF and during the time that artwork resides here. ABF will assume cost and shipping insurance for the return of any unsold work.
  • For good image quality and a fast upload, your image files should be sized at and no larger than 1800 x 1800 pixels at 72 dpi (approximately 6″ x 6″ at 300 dpi)

Awards: From the successful entrants, three awards will be selected
Juror’s Choice Award: $400
Director’s Choice Award: $400
People’s Choice Award: $100

Sales: Artists will receive 50% commission of their work sold during exhibition, while ABF will retain 50%.

Entry fee.

For more detailed information, submission guidelines, and link to online entry:http://archiebray.org/gallery_exhibitions/BTB_call_for_entries.html

About: The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts is a public, nonprofit, educational institution founded in 1951 by brickmaker Archie Bray, who intended it to be “a place to make available for all who are seriously and sincerely interested in any of the branches of the ceramic arts, a fine place to work.” Its primary mission is to provide an environment that stimulates creative work in ceramics. They are located in Helena, Montana.

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Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University, International Call for Entries: 2020 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition

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Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University, International Call for Entries: 2020 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition

Deadline: October 20th, 2019, 11:59pm CST

Founded in 1996, the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition is currently accepting entries for the 2020 exhibition. Artists from around the world have the opportunity to enter this competition, which is chosen by a nationally known expert in the field of printmaking.

Juror: Gretchen L. Wagner, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Saint Louis Art Museum

Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 and older. Submissions must be original works on paper, created within the last two years, including but not limited to, digital, intaglio, lithographic, photographic, relief, serigraphic and stencil processes. Monotypes are also eligible but reproductions of pre-existing works are not. Prints exhibited in a previous DNSPE are not eligible.

Display: Each selected print will be framed by the Bradbury Art Museum during the exhibition. In order to ensure that your print will fit into the frame, each print must arrive matted in or mounted on a horizontal or vertical, 16 x 20, 20 x 24, 24 x 24, or 24 x 32 inch white or off-white mat. If your print is not matted or mounted, it cannot be displayed.

Works Accepted: Results of the selection process will be emailed to all entrants the week of November 11th, 2019. Each print selected for exhibition must be received by the Bradbury Art Museum no later than December 11th, 2019.

Images and Catalog: Each artist may submit up to three prints, represented in a digital format (jpeg preferred) with a resolution no less than 300 dpi at 4 x 5 inches or 1200 x 1500 pixels. The digital files must be print quality as all works selected for exhibition will be reproduced in a full-color catalog. By entering this exhibition each artist grants consent for the use of submitted images for reproduction in the catalog, for publicity and for educational purposes. Images without an artist’s signature are preferred.

Awards: Purchase Awards and Juror’s Merit Awards will be offered and announced at the opening of the exhibition. Each artist receiving an award will have their artist’s statement of 100 words or less printed in the exhibition catalog. Typically half of the show is purchased for the A-State Permanent Collection of Art and by the viewing audience.

Entry Fee: A $35 (nonrefundable) entry fee permits each artist to submit up to three prints.

Sales: The sale of prints in the exhibition will be promoted. A commission of 30% will be retained from the sale price including purchase awards.

For more detailed information, link to entry form:https://arkansasstateuniversity.formstack.com/forms/2020dnspe

Website link: http://bradburyartmuseum.org/

About: The Bradbury Art Museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary art in all media with programming that promotes the understanding of art and its significance to society. Prominent regional, national and international artists are presented to inform viewers of cultural developments in our community, across the country and around the world. Through these endeavors we invite museum visitors and program participants to meaningfully engage in artistic experiences that are enlightening and educational.

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A Blade of Grass (NY), National Call for Applicants: 2020 Fellowships for Individual Artists and Collectives, Socially Engaged Art

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A Blade of Grass (NY), National Call for Applicants: 2020 Fellowships for Individual Artists and Collectives, Socially Engaged Art

Deadline: October 16th, 2019, 11:59pm EST

About the Fellowship: We believe in the power of socially engaged artists to participate meaningfully in creating a more just, equitable, sustainable, joyful, and compassionate future. We know this means that artists must take time and care to develop relationships built on mutual trust, as well as work with diverse non-arts partners and communities. We understand there are no ready-made roadmaps or guaranteed outcomes for this type of work, and are committed to learning how artists navigate these processes and relationships.

Our fellowship program is meant to support courageous artists in creating exchanges, experiences, and structures that highlight seemingly intractable social problems, inspire audiences, and energize folks to participate in and sustain long-term social change work. This is hard and time-consuming organizational, intellectual, and emotional work.

We are committed to providing relatively unrestricted funding that incorporates a collaborative research component. Additionally, field research replaces grant reporting written by the artist, and is grounded in the goals and areas of inquiry defined by the artist and the perspective of project participants.

Selected Fellows will receive:

  • $20,000 in minimally restricted support
  • Comprehensive written Field Research Reports that utilize action research methodology
  • Expenses Paid 2-day Orientation Retreat in NYC to engage a cohort of peer artists and ABOG staff and board (a requirement for the fellowship)
  • Ongoing invitations to networking events for all ABOG Fellows and Alumni twice annually (attendance voluntary)
  • Ongoing promotion of fellow’s projects through ABOG social media networks and website

In addition to direct artist support, another primary goal of ABOG is to make the “invisible” parts of socially engaged art visible. We do this through documentary films, publications, web content, and public programming. However, these content collaborations are not an obligation of the fellowship, and will be based on mutual interest under a separate contract.

New for 2020:A Blade of Grass awards 8 Fellowships for Socially Engaged Art each year. Beginning in 2020, two of these eight will be granted to a Los Angeles-based artist (any age) and a New York City-based artist of color under the age of 30.

Website link for more detailed information and to apply:http://www.abladeofgrass.org/fellowship-program/

Note: This is a two-step application process. Semi-finalists from the first round will be invited to submit a full application with an extended narrative, budget, and a timeline.

About: A Blade of Grass nurtures socially engaged art. They provide resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. They evaluate the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue. They are located in New York City.

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