All Good Things…

Dear Bay Area Art Grind Subscribers, Followers, and Friends,

October 15th marks exactly 11 years since my first post on the SJSU Art Blog website, a site for artists by artists, while in graduate school. Post-grad school and into the throes of the realities of balancing an art career and real life, the name was changed to the Bay Area Art Grind. My desire in creating this free site had always been to help fellow artists navigate the waters to find opportunities to help their own careers. It is now time to take a new road.

Over 7500 posts later consisting of calls for artists, jobs, announcements, events, artist focus posts, and art news items, all good things must come to an end. The Bay Area Art Grind will be not be posting new calls, but calls with upcoming deadlines will remain. The site will be shutting down by year’s end for personal reasons and also an overwhelming desire to devote more time to making art. The associated Flickr and Twitter accounts will also be deactivated before the end of this year.

A heartfelt Thank You to all our wonderful subscribers and followers devoted to this site. I sincerely hope some of you have found an opportunity or two via our site that helped get your great art seen and made some connections along the way in your artistic ventures. And a big Arigato Gozaimashita to the BAAG support staff for their help and unwavering belief in my ‘big idea.”

All the Best,
Barbara Horiuchi, Bay Area Art Grind Editor & Founder

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Job- University of Minnesota, Tenure-Track, Full Time Assistant Professor of Art – Ceramics

Job- University of Minnesota, Tenure-Track, Full Time Assistant Professor of Art – Ceramics

Application Deadline: January 1st, 2020, 11:59pm EST

The University of Minnesota’s Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts seeks an artist with contemporary ceramic arts expertise to join our renowned Sculpture and Ceramics practice area. We welcome artists whose cross-disciplinary skills will offer students a dynamic learning environment and a significant depth of competencies in traditional and non-traditional approaches to ceramic arts.

Required:
• MFA in Art or equivalency**
• A minimum of one year of teaching experience at the university or college level (beyond graduate school teaching appointment or assistantship)
• Evidence of in-depth knowledge of ceramic materials and processes in an art context
• Evidence of an active exhibitions record and research agenda at the national or international level
• Knowledge of both historical and contemporary perspectives in ceramic arts and contemporary art
• An engaged and committed educator with the ability to teach ceramic wheel throwing and hand building

Preferred:
• Expertise in an array of ceramics methods including but not limited to, mold-making, slip cast, clay & glaze chemistry, and ceramic digital 3D processes, CNC router, 3D printer, laser cutter, and other digital fabrication technologies
• Proven ability to teach and mentor MFA students providing guidance for their artistic and professional development
• Ability to provide collaborative leadership in the Sculpture and Ceramics Area (SCCE) working with colleagues to develop a dynamic curriculum and career readiness opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students
• Ability to provide collaborative leadership across the Department of Art helping to shape the future vision and direction of the Department of Art

**Department of Art Policy Statement
In lieu of an MFA, the following could be considered in determining professional recognition and experience:
-Advanced studies at a foreign school that does not award MFA degrees
-Extended advanced study with recognized artists in the field
-Professional achievement that would provide a depth of knowledge of the field comparable to an MFA
-Evaluation by leaders in the field attesting that because of exhibition record and other professional achievement, that person was the equal of an MFA

In evaluating these equivalencies, it should be kept in mind that depth of participation in the field, not simply time in residence, is being considered.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their creative work and recognition in their field, b) relevance of their creative practice to the department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, and c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher.

For more detailed information and link to apply: LINK

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San Francisco Art Institute (CA), National Call for Applicants: Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, Fall 2020

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San Francisco Art Institute (CA), National Call for Applicants: Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, Fall 2020

Deadline: December 2nd, 2019

Fellowship Dates: August 31st–December 11th, 2020

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is currently seeking applications for the fall 2020 Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship. Established in 1998 by the generosity of the family of painter Richard Diebenkorn—both an alumnus and longtime faculty member of SFAI—the semester-long fellowship provides an opportunity for artists to teach at SFAI and have sufficient time and financial support to pursue their own practice. Through its semester-long structure, the Fellowship not only offers each participating artist an invaluable opportunity to further their own practice, it also leaves a deep, lasting impression on SFAI’s students. This prestigious award has been given to 21 artists since 1998, including Brad Brown, Shaun O’Dell, Iona Rozeal Brown, Josephine Taylor, Monica Majoli, Polly Apfelbaum, and Liam Everett. See a complete list of recipients here.

Eligibility: This year’s Fellowship is ONLY OPEN to artists who reside IN the United States and OUTSIDE of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties.

Eligibility: Applications are sought from early- to mid-career artists who have an established body of work and exemplary exhibition record in the media of painting and drawing. Applicants must reside in the United States and outside the San Francisco Bay Area. (In alternate years, the Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is awarded to artists from the Bay Area.) The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience and appropriateness to the SFAI mission and curriculum, as well as the quality of their work and written statements.

Fellowship award: The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow will receive $25,000 USD in compensation to teach two courses in the fall 2020 semester, give a public lecture in the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS), and engage with the SFAI community through individual student critiques, academic programs, and activities.

Integral to the Fellowship is a residency at Headlands Center for the Arts. The residency includes housing, an 800-square-foot studio, five chef-prepared meals each week, and access to shared vehicles. Artists in Residence are encouraged to engage with other residents and participate in the dynamic creative community of the Center, and are asked to participate in the seasonal Open House where resident artists share their work with the visiting public. Fellows are expected to be in residence full-time at Headlands during the fellowship, August 31st to December 11th, 2020.

How to apply: Only electronic submissions will be accepted. The application fee is $25. USD.

Link to apply: https://sfaicalls.slideroom.com/#/login/program/51589

Preview Full Application

SFAI Website: http://www.sfai.edu/

About: Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), a nonprofit art institution, is a vital convening place for arts communities and an international leader in fine arts education. A small school with global impact—notable faculty and alumni include Richard Diebenkorn, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Enrique Chagoya, Kathryn Bigelow, Peter Pau, Paul Kos, George Kuchar, Catherine Opie, Lance Acord, Barry McGee, and Kehinde Wiley—SFAI enrolls approximately 650 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, and offers a wide range of continuing education courses and public programs.

San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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The Artery (CA), Call for California Ceramic Artists: California Clay Competition and Exhibition 2020

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The Artery (CA), Call for California Ceramic Artists: California Clay Competition and Exhibition 2020

Deadline: February 15th, 2020

The Artery, home of the Artists’ Cooperative of Davis, has sponsored the California Clay Competition since 1990 to give California ceramic artists an opportunity to exhibit their work during the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art established by Natsoulas Gallery. Going on for over 30 years, this has become the ultimate ceramic weekend in Davis for established & emerging artists, students, teachers, patrons & art lovers filled with lectures and demonstrations by contemporary ceramic artists. Other pop-up venues include numerous regional Universities and Colleges which exhibit the work of their ceramic students and instructors.

The CCACA headquarters is located a few blocks away from the Artery at the John Natsoulas Gallery. Along with the CCC show at the Artery, many area galleries will hold artists’ receptions for ceramics exhibits on the opening evening of Friday May 1st, 2020, including the Natsoulas Gallery’s “Thirty Ceramic Sculptors”.

Juror: Scott Parady got his MFA from Penn State University and currently is a ceramics professor at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, CA.

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 1st – May 31st, 2020

Website link: http://www.theartery.net/ccc.html

2020 CCC Prospectus

2020 CCC Application

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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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Sulfur Studios (GA), Call for Artists, Re::Claimed

Sulfur Studios (GA), Call for Artists, Re::Claimed

Deadline: December 8th, 2019, 11:59pm EST

Sulfur Studios invites artists working in all mediums to submit artwork that is inspired by graffiti and street art to be displayed in a gallery setting. How does the context of the gallery change the impact the work has on the viewer? What happens when the work is removed from the street and placed in a white box environment? How does this transition from public to private spheres alter the reception of the work’s message? Does this in some way legitimize street art, or remove its integrity?

Juror: Lisa D. Watson is a Georgia based artist and garden designer whose environmental and social concerns are expressed in each project. Her artwork contains 90% reclaimed material such as paper products, metal, industrial wood, produce netting and more. She has used recycled objects as her medium for over 25 years and continually works towards a fully sustainable practice.

Exhibition dates: January 23rd – February 8th, 2020

Website link for submission guidelines and more information:http://sulfurstudios.org/reclaimed

About Sulfur Studios: We are a collaborative, community art space based in Savannah’s Starland District.  We offer 27 private art studios, as well as retail, gallery, and event spaces. They are located in Savannah, Georgia.

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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (CA), Open Call for California Artists: Maker Space Artist in Residence Program 2020

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (CA), Open Call for California Artists: Maker Space Artist in Residence Program 2020

Deadline: Ongoing

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles offers an exciting Artist in Residence program. Artists will have the opportunity to engage with museum visitors while gaining exposure to new audiences. The Maker Space serves as a semi-private artist in residence workspace and incubator for creativity and dialogue between the artist(s) and the community.

Duration of Residency: 3 months
Available spots: 4 per year

Dates: January through March 20th, 2020
April through June 20th, 2020
July through September 20th, 2020
October through December 20th, 2020

Who may apply:

  • Emerging and established artists that incorporate fiber/textiles in their work
  • Artists with a BFA, MFA or who show extensive experience in their field of expertise
  • Artists who are comfortable engaging and working with the public
  • Artists who are self-guided
  • Artists who incorporate performance, community engagement or social practice are encouraged to apply.

Objective: The artist in residence will lead a series of activities that will be open to the community and museum visitors. The majority of the activities will be facilitated by the AIR(s) in the Maker Space, located behind the main galleries. The activities may include scheduled demonstrations of a set skill, lectures or hands-on/participatory activity for visitors

Website link for more details, PDF of call, and application: https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/artist-residency/

About: The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote and celebrate the art, creators, craft, and history of quilts and textiles. The Museum is the nexus for fiber artists, art lovers, collectors, quilters, and crafters who share a passion for fiber art and a deep commitment to its preservation and evolution.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, 520 S. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

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MacDowell Colony (NH), International Call for Applicants: Residencies 2019 – 2020

MacDowell Colony (NH), International Call for Applicants: Residencies 2019 – 2020

Application Periods and Deadlines:

Summer 2020 Residency
Residency Dates: June 1st – Sept 30th, 2020
Deadline: January 15th, 2020

Fall 2019 Residency
Residency Dates: October 1st, 2019 – January 31st, 2020
Deadline: April 15th, 2019

Winter/Spring 2020
Residencies: February 1st – May 31st, 2020
Deadline: Sept. 15th, 2019

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees. MacDowell Fellows are selected by our admissions panels, which are comprised of a revolving group of distinguished professionals in each artistic discipline who serve anonymously for three years.

Eligibility: The Colony accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: Architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which the Colony defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice and investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. To that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. Applicants who are in a degree program as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply. Doctoral candidates who have finished all coursework may apply.

MacDowell is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical ability or disability. The Colony offers barrier-free access in its main buildings and some studios. There are no medical facilities or medical personnel on site. MacDowell is situated in a rural area with limited access to medical care facilities. We strongly suggest that applicants with special medical needs contact the Resident Director before applying.

Application Periods and Deadlines: Artists may apply only once every 24 months. MacDowell will only accept applications for the next deadline. Please refer to the applications dates for application time periods.

Website link for more information and link to apply:https://www.macdowellcolony.org/application-guidelines

FAQ: https://www.macdowellcolony.org/faqs

The MacDowell Colony is located in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, where a striking natural environment and robust cultural scene combine to provide a wealth of options for residents and visitors alike.

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North Carolina Pottery Center, National Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence, with stipend

North Carolina Pottery Center, National Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence, with stipend

Deadline: Rolling

The North Carolina Pottery Center is currently accepting applications for residency positions of varying lengths, typically of three to six months duration. The duration may depend on what the artist wishes to accomplish, amount of available studio space at the center at any given time, and other factors. Candidates with BFA’s, MFA’s, or equivalent life experience, are invited to apply.

A recent grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation has enabled the Pottery Center to reinstitute its Artist-in-Residence program

Resident artists will be selected from a pool of applicants from across the country and abroad. Residents will be chosen based on their goals (as expressed in their proposals), their previous and current work, and ensuring a diverse synergy that benefits both the resident artists (personally as well as professionally) and enhances the center’s educational programs and programming.

Residents will be provided with a stipend (generally $500 per month), free housing (if they choose to use it) and electricity, studio space, and up to 250 pounds of clay each month in exchange for assistance with studio upkeep, event support, workshops, and occasional teaching responsibilities.

Eligibility: Candidates with BFA’s, MFA’s, or equivalent life experience, are invited to apply.

Visiting Artists:  Professional visiting artists may also be invited to spend time at the center during residency periods to showcase their special skills and provide thoughtful insight and encourage residents to find ways to expand their own skillsets.

The resident artists may live in the Voncannon House. They will be responsible for basic maintenance and cleanliness of the living space. They will have access to all facilities in the Educational Building, including wheels, electric kiln and the two wood-fired kilns, as well as personal (or shared) studio space.

Website link: http://ncpotterycenter.org/education/artist-in-residence-program/

About: Located in the central Piedmont town of Seagrove, NC, the North Carolina Pottery Center is the focal point of a bustling pottery community of about 80 nearby potteries. The NC Pottery Center serves the wider community of North Carolina potters and pottery enthusiasts and promotes public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ever-changing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, collection and preservation, and research and documentation.

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Awesome Foundation, Disability Chapter: Grants/Call for Artists

Awesome Foundation, Disability Chapter: Grants/Call for Artists

Deadline: 1st and 15th of every month

From their call: Launched in April 2017, Awesome Disability is an independent chapter of the Awesome Foundation, a global community that provides micro-grants with no strings attached. The trustees of Awesome Disability are people with disabilities that want to support ideas and projects in our community.

How it works
•10-ish Trustees (on average) each contribute $100 per month.
•People with awesome ideas submit an application for the grant. Please submit your application in English.
•The trustees review and discuss the applications, and pick the best one.
•The winner is given $1000, no strings attached.
•The process is repeated every month, in order to spread the awesomeness.We accept submissions for the month’s grant between the 1st through the 15th of the current month. We will not consider applications submitted outside of this window. Decisions are made by the end of the month.

We select one application for the monthly grant. If your submission is not chosen for the month, you can apply the following month. Note: We do not accept requests to fund an individual’s medical needs.

Link:  https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/disability

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International Call For Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants

 

International Call For Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists and is available to students and artists around the world.

First grants are in the amount of CAD $15,000 each. Subsequent grants are in the amount of CAD $18,000.

Eligibility: The Foundation welcomes applications throughout the year; there is no deadline for filing an application. Applicants must be in the early or developmental stage of their career, work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpting or printmaking and demonstrate a commitment to making their art a lifetime career. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submitting their application. Grantees who have complied with the terms and conditions of a grant previously awarded to them by the Foundation may apply for a second or third grant one year after the award of their previous grant.

Media: Only those working in a representational style of painting drawing, sculpture or printmaking will be considered. The Foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, graphic designers and illustrators, photographers, cartoonists, animation artists, video artists, filmmakers and digital artists, craft makers or any artist whose work falls primarily into these categories. The Foundation does not provide funding for the pursuit of abstract or non-objective art.

How to Apply: Applications must be completed online, then printed, dated and signed by the applicant and submitted by mail.

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: https://www.elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org/

 

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The Awesome Foundation, International/National Call for Applicants: Art Grants

awesome_foundation_logo_resizedThe Awesome Foundation, International/National Call for Applicants: Art Grants

Grants are awarded monthly. Applications are rolling.

The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time.  Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects.

Every chapter* interprets “awesome” for itself. As such, awesome projects include initiatives in a wide range of areas including arts, technology, community development, and more. Many awesome projects are novel or experimental, and evoke surprise and delight. Awesome sometimes challenges and often inspires.

*International & National Cites and Chapters: http://www.awesomefoundation.org/chapters

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

FAQ: https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/faq

 

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Favorite resource sites

Thank you to everyone who has sent wonderful messages of support and gratitude to me. I was in tears reading how much this little site has helped so many of you in your artistic ventures. I had no idea…

Some asked if I could list favorite resource sites I would consistently go to and check out calls. Staff would also send me calls they had seen or heard of to screen and check out as well but a majority of the time was good old fashioned digging through calls from some favorite sites. I would still check the fees (free was best but if it was too expensive, it didn’t get listed—unless the juror was someone of note that you might want them to see your work), check the website (does it work? is the call actually listed and up to date?), check their past exhibitions (quality of work, quality of past exhibition presentation), and listen to my audience. If someone wrote and told me they had a bad experience or if the gallery space was never open even though the work was up, or if I or any of the staff had a negative experience with a place, I would not post them again. Essentially, the calls were curated. I had always maintained that I would only post the call if we asked ourselves the question “would we want this on our own artist resume?” given the type of artwork called for.

So here are some of my favorite go-to resources I would glean calls from (and like BAAG, they are all FREE!!):

California Arts Council http://www.cac.ca.gov/opportunities/

Mass Cultural Council Support for Artists https://artsake.massculturalcouncil.org/category/call-to-artists/

Artist Trust (WA) https://artisttrust.org/opportunities/

College Arts Association https://www.collegeart.org/jobs-and-opportunities/opportunities/

Call For (international) https://www.callfor.org/

Res Artis (residencies) https://resartis.org/open-calls/

GYST (call for art) https://www.gyst-ink.com/opportunities

Creative Capital https://creative-capital.org/category/tips-tools/

Rivet https://rivet.es/calls/

CaFE Call for Entry https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals.php

SF Artist Network http://www.sfartistnetwork.org/calls-for-artists.html

Society for Photographic Education https://www.spenational.org/resources/calls-for-entry

Musing About Mud (ceramics) https://www.musingaboutmud.com/category/call-for-entry/

Beltway Poetry Artist (and writers) Retreats http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/resource/artist-residency-programs/

Pilchuck Glass School https://www.pilchuck.com/residencies

New York Foundation for the Arts https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Awards-and-Grants

Chicago Artists Coalition https://chicagoartistscoalition.org/resources

Happy hunting and Thank You, again, most sincerely!

~b



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Root Division (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: Reflections on Exile

Root Division (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: Reflections on Exile

Deadline: October 14th, 2019 at 11:59pm PST

Root Division invites Bay Area artists responding to themes of diaspora and exile to submit work for an exhibition entitled Reflections on Exile curated by Jeanette Alanis. The exhibition will be presented in January – February 2020 at Root Division.

Highlighting challenging elements between human and land separation, Reflections on Exile examines displacement, restrictive or forced movement, and the after effects of war and persecution from the lens of Bay Area artists.

Inspired by Edward Said’s description of exile as “the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home”, selected artists will offer a creative lens on how exile has personally affected their lives, family, and the world. Exile has the capacity to become a state of existence. As one remains in exile, artwork produced can reflect on a multitude of identities, as well as healing, hope and resilience. As a whole, Reflections on Exile will respond to current political changes around separation, borders, and immigration. This exhibition aims to inspire change, ignite activism, heal xenophobia, and strengthen community in order to potentially open borders.

Artists working in all mediums welcome to apply.

Exhibition Dates: January 8th – February 8th, 2020

Website link to apply and for more information: https://rootdivision.org/open-call-exhibition/call-artists-reflections-exile

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International Call for Submissions: Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2020

International Call for Submissions: Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2020

Deadline: October 31st, 2019 for Short Animation

Deadline: November 10th, 2019 for Feature Animation

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2020, animation award has been recently opened for entries, calling for unique animation works with high potential and strong messages, both feature and short animation, from all over the world.

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2020 now is opened for entries, seeking for unique animation works with high potential and strong messages, both feature and short animation, from all over the world.

The aim of TAAF2020 is to collate and screen high-quality animation works of superior originality, provide excitement and inspiration to the audience as well as creators, cultivate new talent, and contribute to the development and promotion of animation culture and industry.

Categories: Feature Animation and Short Animation

Guideline for Feature Animation:

• “Feature animation work of more than 60 minutes in length” created using any technique
• Any animation works longer than 30 min. but less than 60 min. shall be applied to the category of Feature Animation first. The TAAF Office will contact the applicant later to notify which category is appropriate for the work.
• Work that has been nominated to TAAF in the past will not accepted.
• 3 still images of the work (1920×1080, 300dpi or higher, jpeg)
• 1 director’s photo (head shot, 1920×1080, 300dpi or higher, jpeg)
• Since the screening material required for the final judging of the Feature Animation Competition must either be Apple ProRes (1920 x 1080 pix.) or DCP, please make prior arrangements.

Guideline for Short Animation:

• “Short animation work of less than 30 minutes in length” created using any technique
• Any animation works longer than 30 min. but less than 60 min. shall be applied to the category of Feature Animation first. The TAAF Office will contact the applicant later to notify which category is appropriate for the work.
• Each applicant shall upload his/her work for the Competition through the TAAF Application Form in MP4 format (audio Codec: AAC, video Codec: H.264).
• Work that has been nominatd to TAAF in the past will not accepted.
• As the format required for the final judging process is either Apple ProRes (1920 x 1080 pix.) or DCP,
• 3 still images of the work (1920×1080, 300dpi or higher, jpeg)
• 1 director’s photo (head shot, 1920×1080, 300dpi or higher, jpeg)

Note: Work must have been completed on, or after, January 1st, 2018 (regardless of country of origin, and whether it is professional, amateur or student work).

• Work that has been theatrically released, broadcast, or distributed for profit in Japan for a certain period prior to March 12, 2020 is not eligible for the Competition (such work would qualify under the “Anime of the Year” category). Screening at film festivals and previews are not considered “for profit” herein. If the work contains dialogues in any language other than Japanese, please submit your film with English subtitles and an English time-coded dialogue list.

The Preliminary Selection Committee will select the nominees for the final judging. Result of the selection process will be communicated to successful applicants, and the list of Nominated Works will be posted on the TAAF2020 official website.

Nominated Works will be publicly screened at designated theaters during the Festival period in Tokyo, during which time final judging will be conducted by the Competition Jury.

The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2020 will take place from March 13th -16th, 2020 in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. There is no entry fee to participate.

Website link: https://animefestival.jp/en/


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Mosesian Center for the Arts (MA), International Call for Artists: We the People

Mosesian Center for the Arts (MA), International Call for Artists: We the People

Deadline: October 1st, 2019

The Mosesian Center for the Arts (MCA) seeks artwork for its upcoming fall exhibition called We The People. Much like the Constitution that this preamble originates from, We The People aims to find unity in the commonalities between people and establish a narrative surrounding what it means to be an artist in America today. This phrase implies a shared understanding we all have that an inclusive embrace of our differences often makes a stronger bond between individuals and creates a more harmonious democracy of ideas and actions.
 
The MCA seeks artwork in all forms and mediums that addresses concepts of personal identity, migration, national identity, heritage, and race. This exhibition will present the public with a dialogue surrounding the enduring relevance of the principles that guided the creation of the US Constitution and made America a nation of individuals seeking opportunity and change.

Eligibility: Artists regardless of location are welcome to apply, including international artists. Local artists will be provided drop off time and date details upon acceptance. Non-local selected artists work must be received at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 c/o exhibitions by November 9th, 2019. Non-local artists are responsible for shipping costs both to and from the MCA, unless other arrangements are made, and are responsible for insuring their work while in transit. If shipping work, each artist must provide a pre-paid, UPS or FedEx return shipping label including insurance. Please pack your work in sturdy reusable packaging. The Mosesian Center for the Arts carries appropriate insurance to cover all artwork in the show for the duration of the exhibition, including the time frame of drop-off, installation, de-installation and pick-up.
 
Submission Fee: $10 per submission. Limit 5 submissions per artist.

Website link for more information and link to apply: http://www.mosesianarts.org/index.php/exhibitions/opportunities/we-the-people

About: Located in just six miles from Downtown Boston, The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts (formerly the Arsenal Center for the Arts) is a vibrant multi-disciplinary community arts venue located in Watertown, Massachusetts. This 30,000 sq. ft. former US Army arsenal is home to the 380-seat Main Stage Theater, a 100-seat Black Box theater, Exhibition Galleries, 2 Rehearsal Halls, Education Classrooms, and Resident Artist Studios. Offerings include visual and performing arts productions, classes, and workshops for all ages, literary/art discussions, and world-class theatrical and musical performances. The Mosesian Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization


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Bunnell Street Arts Center (AK), International Call for Applicants, Alaska AIR: 2020 Bunnell Artist in Residence, with stipend

Bunnell Street Arts Center (AK), International Call for Applicants, Alaska AIR: 2020 Bunnell Artist in Residence, with stipend

Deadline: October 31st, 2019

Bunnell Street Arts Center presents an Artist-in-Residence program for international, US and Alaska artists to create artwork that promotes community engagement and creative placemaking strategies. Bunnell seeks artists to strengthen the social, physical and economic fabric of Homer through the arts by addressing pertinent themes. These may include accessibility, inclusion, decolonization, sustainability, skills sharing and exchange, enhancing community well-being, and/or artistic strategies to build connections between local and global communities.

Bunnell seeks artist-led projects at the Arts Center and surrounding community featuring community engagement through visual, literary and performing arts, social and civic practice, ephemeral art, moving image, movement, music composition and performance.

Residencies are available in September, October or November of 2020 and  February, March or April of 2021.

Bunnell Street Arts Center is a multidisciplinary arts center located in a landmark building overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains in south-central Alaska. Founded in 1991, Bunnell’s mission is to nurture and present exceptional innovative art in all media for diverse audiences. A premier exhibition and performance space with historic charm on the main floor doubles as an open studio for artists in residence. Private rooms with private baths for artists are located upstairs, in a spacious apartment with a shared kitchen and living area.

Statistics:

  • Residency Length: one month
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 1 – 5
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year:

Facilities & Services:

  • Housing: Private bedroom with private bath in a shared housing facility
  • Meals: occasional meals/food provided, shared kitchen; restaurants nearby
  • Computer/internet access: Wireless Internet
  • Studios/special equipment: nipping press, small printing press, HD/3D video projector, HD video camera, tripod, sound system (mixer, monitors, mains, mics and cables), office equipment, light board and theatre lights, workshop (tables, chairs), reception inventory (tables, chairs, bowls, cutlery, etc),
  • Additional studio information: The art studio is Bunnell’s main exhibition gallery, open to the public during regular gallery hours Monday-Saturday. It is not private.

Residency Fees: $20 application fee

Stipends / other support:

  • $1000 stipend for one month
  • up to $1000 value round-trip coach travel to Homer
  • lodging in a private room with private bath, shared kitchen and living area above the Arts Center.
  • $250 for art materials 

Eligibility:

  • Artist Status: Mid-career Artists
  • Application type: Open application
  • Geography: Open to International, US, and Alaska artists
  • Application deadline: October 31 annually

To apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7006

Website link for more information: http://www.bunnellarts.org/artist-in-residence-3/

About: Bunnell Street Arts Center’s mission is to nurture and present exceptional innovative art in all media for diverse audiences. They are located in Homer, Alaska

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Sublime/Transcendent: Carrie Ann Plank

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 Ann Plank

Vestige (Reaction Growth/Rain), 2016, Kiln glass, 10″ x 20″ (diptych)

https://carrieannplank.com/

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NARS Foundation, Open Call: Exhibitions 2020

NARS Foundation, Open Call: Exhibitions 2020

Deadline: October 14th, 2019, 11:59pm EST

NARS is pleased to invite exhibition proposals for solo and group curated exhibitions for 2020. Exhibition proposals from both artists and curators will be considered for solo or group exhibitions for our Main Gallery space and the Project Space, designed for smaller and more dynamic programming.

In line with our mission, NARS exhibitions present compelling and innovative ideas and work being produced on a local, national, and international level by under-represented and emerging artists and cultural producers. Alongside our international residency program, these exhibitions create a platform showcasing artistic developments in contemporary arts and a forum for exchanging ideas.

NARS invites artists, curators, collectives, cultural producers, and thinkers to propose solo or group exhibitions that reflect our mission to foster and represent important artistic directions and critical dialogue in contemporary art and culture writ large. NARS will invite select applicants to further develop proposals and provide the space, support, and resources to mount ambitious and compelling exhibitions. Proposals will be considered and developed for either exhibition space, for shows running from 3-5 weeks, at NARS’ discretion.

Eligibility: All artists and curators regardless of age, gender, and nationality are eligible to apply. Artists who are or will be enrolled in a college or university art degree-granting program are not eligible to apply. Artists may submit proposals for solo shows or as curators for a group exhibition, not including their own work.Curators may submit proposals for new curated group shows of 4 or more artists. Proposed artists must be contacted by curators prior to application submission confirming their interest and availability. Artists and curators who have previously exhibited at NARS have must wait two (2) full years before submitting another proposal, but curatorial proposals may include previously exhibited or NARS residency artists. Applicants may only submit one exhibition proposal, whether individually or on a team, per Open Call.

Application fee.

Website link: https://www.narsfoundation.org/open-calls-1

Application Link: https://narsfoundation.submittable.com/submit/147650/2020-exhibition-proposals

About: The mission of the NARS Foundation is to provide a diverse platform for cultural exchange and collaboration among artists and curators. NARS provides an array of creative support services including cross-cultural exchanges, integrated residency programs and affordable studio spaces that connect with the needs of both emerging and mid-career artists. With a focus on international cultural exchange, the NARS Foundation is committed to supporting the creative professional development of artists and curators from around the world as well as community building through public programs that engage the local community in Brooklyn, New York.

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

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

Deadline: October 23rd, 2019, 11:59pm EST

From their call:For This Land we’re looking for photos that express the connectivity of the individual, the photographer, to the world around. What do you see when you’re hiking in the mountains or taking a walk in a city park?  How do you see it – through the scope of a wide angle lens or through details selectively framed? We’d like to see your expression of your connection to the land as well as your vision of your personal landscape. This will be deeply spiritual for some and more matter-of-fact for others; the important factor is presenting the world, your world, as you uniquely see it

Juror:  Craig Blacklock is an internationally recognized fine art landscape photographer specializing in the interface of land and water. While he has photographed over much of the country, most of Blacklock’s 18 books have focused on wild areas of Lake Superior.

Entry fee.

Website link: https://darkroomgallery.com/ex109

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

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NARS Foundation (NY), Open Call: International Artist Residency Program, 2020 – 2022

NARS Foundation (NY), Open Call: International Artist Residency Program, 2020 – 2022

Deadline: October 14th, 2019, 11:59pm EST

NARS Foundation hosts International artists for 3, 6 or 12-month residencies and US-based artists for 3-month residencies, providing space and time in an artist community, located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Eligibility: The program is open to visual artists with an active professional practice of at least five years. All information submitted on the application form, C.V. and support materials must be in English. International artists who are currently based in the U.S. are eligible to apply as either International or US Based. Please select and submit only one application. Students or artists who will be in another residency at the same time are not eligible to apply.

NOTE: There are two separate applications for US-Based artists and International artists.

Application fee.

To apply and for more detailed information: https://www.narsfoundation.org/open-calls-1

Application link for International Applicants: https://narsfoundation.submittable.com/submit/147327/2019-fall-open-call-for-nars-residency-international-applicants-due-october-1

Application link for US based Applicants: https://narsfoundation.submittable.com/submit/147330/2019-fall-open-call-for-nars-residency-us-applicants-due-october-14th-2019

About: The mission of the NARS Foundation is to provide a diverse platform for cultural exchange and collaboration among artists and curators. NARS provides an array of creative support services including cross-cultural exchanges, integrated residency programs and affordable studio spaces that connect with the needs of both emerging and mid-career artists. With a focus on international cultural exchange, the NARS Foundation is committed to supporting the creative professional development of artists and curators from around the world as well as community building through public programs that engage the local community in Brooklyn, New York.

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Art & Pancakes, September 29th, 2019

A tiny dose of art news for your Sunday morning.

Is Art Education in Crisis? Link

It’s official: French tycoons finalize €300m donations for fire-ravaged Notre Dame Link

The Gray Market: Why Opaque Pricing in the Gallery Sector Makes Museum Collections Less Diverse (and Other Insights) Link

Amid increasing threats to world heritage sites, the Getty Trust has announced that it will spend $100 million to protect archaeological sites and antiquities around the world. Link

Amid ongoing negotiations, the New Museum Union has threatened to strike. Link

Artists Jeffrey Gibson, Mel Chin, and Cameron Rowland won MacArthur Foundation “genius” grants. Link

The best lies artists have ever told. Link

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Parallel Studios (NM), International Call for Entries: CURRENTS 2020, New Media Festival

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Parallel Studios (NM), International Call for Entries: CURRENTS 2020, New Media Festival

Deadline: November 5th, 2019

CURRENTS’ curators look for the unique ways artists use technology as a tool for expression and communication, and ways that scientists, programmers and developers are integrating the arts and aesthetics into their explorations and projects.

CURRENTS is an annual New Media Art festival in Santa Fe New Mexico. This is a call for the 2020 show, which will run from June 12th – 21st, 2020.

This Year’s Categories include: Installations (Interactive and non-interactive), Outdoor Installations and Projections, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments, Robotics, Multimedia Performance, Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing), Wearables, Interactive Installations for Children, Single Channel Video and Animation, Experimental Documentary.

Entry fee.

Note: Some categories may be eligible for travel, lodging, shipping and equipment support.

Link to guidelines, more detailed information, and entry link to specific categories: https://currentsnewmedia.org/guidelines-2020/

About: Parallel Studios (a 501(c)(3) non-profit) has been producing, curating and designing small and large scale currents video exhibitions in Santa Fe since 2002. In 2010 we launched CURRENTS NEW MEDIA as an annual, citywide event. The Festival brings together the work of established and emerging New Media artists, from New Mexico, the US and the World, for events showcasing interactive and non-interactive installations, multimedia performances, VR and AR environments, single channel video, animation, experimental documentary, web based/app art forms, robotics and 3D printing. Parallel Studios reaches out to local high and middle school students through its Youth Media Makers Program. While New Media Arts embody the basic motivations and intentions of all the fine arts, their distinctive use of technologies that are pervasive in 21st Century culture, make New Media Art a bridge between contemporary art and the general public. The Festival introduces the public to new technology molded by artists into vehicles for expression and the communication of ideas, broadening the definition of 21st century art making and fostering a more expansive use of technology.

CURRENTS NEW MEDIA provides the community with opportunities to experience New Media Arts in traditional venues, public and outdoor spaces. Over 8,000 visitors attended festival events in 2017. The Festival is enjoyed by a broad demographic – children spinning through the galleries reveling in interactive New Media – seniors contemplating image and meaning – working class families – savvy collectors.

The Festival is the result of a collaboration between Parallel Studios, its partners throughout the city and the many volunteers who invest their time to support this project. It is truly a community endeavor.

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International Call for Applicants: Film Photo Award, Fall 2019

International Call for Applicants: Film Photo Award, Fall 2019

Deadline: October 15th, 2019, 11:59pm MST

Film Photo Award (FPA) is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2019 Submission Period with three distinct film grants available. FPA supports emerging, established, and student photographers worldwide who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field and are motivated to continue the development of still, film-based photography in the 21st century. FPA is made possible through the generous support of Kodak Alaris, Griffin Editions, and Standard Cameras.

Film Photo Award embraces the unique, artistic medium of film photography, and recognizes the sacrifice film photographers make to acquire the material for their artistic expression. This award exists to democratize access to film by facilitating proposed projects with a supply of Kodak Professional Film for photographers dedicated to film-based image making.

Three Film Photo Awards will be granted each spring and fall award cycle: New Project Award, Continuing Project Award, and Student Project Award. All applicants will select their choice of film format (35mm, 120, or 4×5) and Kodak Professional Film emulsion (Portra 160, Portra 400, Ektar 100, Tri-X 400/320, T-Max 100, or T-Max 400).

Awardees of the New Project Award and Continuing Project Award will choose to receive either 200 rolls of 35mm, 200 rolls of 120mm, or 300 sheets of 4×5 to complete their proposed projects. Recipients of the Student Project Award will choose to receive either 100 rolls of 35mm, 100 rolls of 120mm, or 150 sheets of 4×5 to complete their proposed project.

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

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA), Open Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists & Curators: Second Floor Galleries and Third Street Wavy Wall

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA), Open Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists & Curators: Second Floor Galleries and Third Street Wavy Wall

Deadline: October 20th, 2019

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is pleased to announce two new opportunities for local artists and curators at one of the nation’s most innovative contemporary arts centers.

YBCA is committed to engaging the broader San Francisco Bay Area artist community in the creative process by inviting artists and curators to submit works and exhibition proposals that center on art as essential to progress for its public and gallery spaces. As a creative home for the diverse communities of San Francisco and beyond, YBCA aims to support and cultivate artists who are working to support societal movement.

From our leading edge exhibitions and performances to our groundbreaking civic initiatives and community partnerships, YBCA is where creativity, people, and new ideas collide to create change.

Open call opportunities:

Second Floor Galleries
YBCA is calling for curatorial proposals for our Second Floor Gallery spaces, which range from a discrete project space of 760 square feet to up to a more expansive exhibition space comprised of 3,500 square feet. We are interested in interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary proposals, especially those that focus on art as essential to progress. Example interests include Census 2020; art and health; youth and leadership; climate change; new economies, equity, and shared prosperity; and civic participation and democracy.

Curators, artists, and any individual or collective regardless of experience level, background, or location are invited to apply. Curators not based in the Bay Area will need to be present for installation. Successful applicants for the first exhibition will be notified by November 8th, 2019. The first exhibition will open June 18th, 2020. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and access will also be prioritized in the selection process. Proposals will be selected by five jurors who are leading experts in the fields of visual arts, performing arts, film, and civic engagement.

Third Street Wavy Wall
YBCA is calling for artist proposals to create a mural on the wavy wall of its Theater building on Third Street, a highly traveled connective corridor where bicyclists, pedestrians, cars, buses, international travelers, convention attendees, workers, and families pass through. The mural area is 60 feet 1 inch long x 12 feet high. YBCA seeks to engage artists whose work aims to address the health and well-being of communities. We believe in providing a platform for young people through art and action, and in supporting all those whose practice promotes civic participation. Installation will be the week of February 3rd, 2020. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and access will also be prioritized in the selection process, which will be led by jurors who are leading experts in the fields of visual arts, performing arts, film, and marketing.

Website link: https://ybca.org/open-call/

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Sublime/Transcendent: Frank LaPena

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 Frank LaPena

History of California Indians, 1990, 8 hand-colored lithographs, 28 x 19 in. (each panel)

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Fountain Street Gallery (MA), International Call for Artists: Out of Place

Fountain Street Gallery (MA), International Call for Artists: Out of Place

Deadline: October 6th, 2019, 11:59pm EST

From their call: Fountain Street Gallery presents an international call for works that push traditional classification. Out of Place is intended to reveal and reposition what it means to belong. It is a commentary on artistic, personal, and cultural identity, as much as it is on the politics of authority, representation, inclusion, and exclusion.

We are looking for work that ranges from the bold and socio-political to the subtle and poetic. It is a call for you to take action, let your voice be heard and have the world see through your unique lens. This call is an open question and asks artists to interpret it widely when selecting works to submit.

All mediums accepted. Installation and new media work is encouraged. A curator’s choice and two honorable mentions will be awarded. Entries must represent original works created in the past three years, which address the theme in some considerable way.

Juror: Jameson Johnson is a writer and community organizer based in Boston. She is the Founder and Editor in Chief at Boston Art Review,  an online and print publication committed to facilitating discourse around contemporary art in Boston and beyond.

Entry fee.

Link for more detailed information and to apply: https://www.fsfaboston.com/apply/

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International Call for Entries: 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival 

International Call for Entries:  23rd Japan Media Arts Festival

Deadline:  October 4th, 2019, (18:00 Japan Standard Time

The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee is now accepting entries for the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival. All artists around the world, without distinction as to professional, amateur, independent, or commercial, are invited to submit their works to the four divisions Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga.

Eligible works are completed or exhibited within a year before the deadline (October 6th, 2018 – October 4th, 2019).

From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, and New Face Awards.

From each division, the jury committee will select winners of the Grand Prizes, Excellence Awards, New Face Awards, Social Impact Award and U-18 Award. All awards including Special Achievement Awards and Jury Selections will be announced in March 2020. Each of the winners from the four divisions will receive a trophy and prize money up to 1,000,000 yen, and also win an opportunity to present their works at the Exhibition of Award-winning Works in Tokyo in September 2020.

Website link: http://festival.j-mediaarts.jp/en/entry/entry-guidelines/

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Art & Pancakes, September 22nd, 2019

A bit o art news.

Most of Grenfell victim Khadija Saye’s work was lost in the tower block fire in 2017, but nine surviving prints will be sold in aid of education program in her honor. Link

A new study finds only 11% of all museum acquisitions over the past decade have been of work by women. Link

Case Studies: How Four Museums Are Taking Dramatic Measures to Admit More Women Artists Into the Art Historical Canon. Link

Visualizing the Numbers: See Infographics Tracing the Representation of Women Artists in Museums and the Market Link

‘It’s Not the Quality of the Art That Matters, It’s Discrimination’ Link

Female Artists Represent Just 2 Percent of the Market. Here’s Why—and How That Can Change. Link

A 17-year manhunt for a $50m art criminal. Link

Grayson Perry: ‘I wonder if the whole art market isn’t a money-laundering scheme’ Link

How Does an Art Fair Succeed? Link

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Rosalux Gallery (MN), National Call for Entries: 15th Annual OPEN DOOR Exhibition

Rosalux Gallery (MN), National Call for Entries: 15th Annual OPEN DOOR Exhibition

Deadline: October 30th, 2019, 11:59pm CST

Open Door is Rosalux Gallery’s annual open call exhibition which is on display for the month of December. Open Door is an exciting opportunity for outside artists to showcase their work in the gallery. Typically, this exhibition is reviewed and receives extensive press coverage from local media and is one of our best attended events of the year.  Open Door is open to all North American residents working in any 2D/ 3D media and video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible for submission.

Juror: Todd Bockley, director and founder of the Bockley Gallery, which has been one of the most influential and sought after galleries in Minneapolis since it opened in 1984.

Rosalux is a cooperative art gallery that was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2002. The gallery is home to twenty artists whose work is well known both nationally and internationally, featured in various major collections, and who have individually received numerous prestigious awards and grant recognitions. The gallery is located in the Van Buren Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.  Open Door is an exciting opportunity for non-member artists to showcase their work in the gallery.  Typically, this exhibition is reviewed and receives extensive press coverage.

Entry fee.

Exhibition Dates: December 7th – 29th, 2019

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: https://www.rosaluxgallery.com/open-door

Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren Street NE #195, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Site:Brooklyn (NY), International Call for Artists: Drawing


Site:Brooklyn (NY), International Call for Artists: Drawing

Deadline: October 21st, 2019, 11:59pm MST

From their call: Site:Brookyn is asking you to think small! In the contemporary art world, the notion that “bigger is better” is everywhere. From massive sculptural installations to giant canvases, the small, delicate, and pared down seem to have little place. Against such an idea, this show asks artists to go in the opposite direction and think about the intimacy and beauty of art that explores space, color, and form on a miniature scale. Site:Brooklyn is looking for works across all mediums — painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, video, and multimedia. Our goal is to exhibit a wide array of work, truly representing the expansive world of small art.

What is the relationship between recycling and art? We constantly seek out ways to deal with what we produce, Drawing

Drawing has been radically transformed in the last 100 years, as countless artists reimagined the traditional concepts of drawing and expanded the medium’s definition beyond gesture and form. This expanded definition included mark-making that ventured off the paper, into multimedia, film, sculpture and much else. However, in recent years, many artists have returned to a more gestural and representational mode. In this new and dynamic tension between tradition and experimental visions, Site:Brooklyn is looking for works, across all mediums and processes, which showcase the diversity and range of drawing’s place in contemporary art.

Juror: Olga Valle Tetkowski is currently deputy director at The Drawing Center in NYC. Has held positions as administrator of curatorial projects and curator at the Bard Graduate Center NYC, assistant curator at the Museum of Art and Design, Urban Glass and Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University.

Eligibility: This is a juried exhibition for artists working in drawing across all mediums. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older.

Maximum Size: 72” X 60” X 12” D

All artwork must be priced for sale. Artwork cannot be withdrawn, nor sales shipped, before the end of the exhibit. Site:Brooklyn will retain a 50% commission on all exhibition sales. The price represented on the artist entry form will be the sale price.

Entry fee.

Site:Brooklyn’s website: http://www.sitebrooklyn.com/opencall/

Link to apply via CaFE and more detailed information:
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7048

About: Site:Brooklyn Gallery located in Brooklyn, New York is dedicated to exhibiting the current practice of contemporary artists. ImageInsert an image to make a visual statement.

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Northwest Art Center at Minot State University (ND), Call for Entries, Americas 2020: Paperworks

Northwest Art Center at Minot State University (ND), Call for Entries, Americas 2020: Paperworks

Deadline: November 1st, 2019

Eligibility: Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. It is preferred that two-dimensional work be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing.

Awards: $1500 in Cash Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show, plus Purchase Awards. Best of Show earns a 2021 solo exhibition and an invitation to the Best of the Best exhibit. Paper Award: 25 sheets of Awagami Editioning Papers from Awagami Factory, Tokushima, Japan, makers of traditional washi papers.

Entry Procedure: Entries will be judged from high resolution digital images. Files must be in jpg format, minimum of 300 ppi at approximately 8 x 10 inches. Name files as follows: A_titleofwork.jpg, B_titleofwork.jpg, etc. Abbreviate as needed on the file name, but use complete title on entry form. Submit images, non-refundable entry fee.

Juror: Christina Z. Anderson’s work focuses on the family snapshot, gender identity, the altered landscape, and the contemporary vanitas printed in a variety of 19th century photographic processes, primarily gum and casein bichromate, salted paper, cyanotype, platinum, and mordançage. Anderson’s work has shown internationally in 110+ shows and 40+ publications.

Website link:https://www.minotstateu.edu/nac/paperworks.shtml

Prospectus with detailed information and application form:Americas 2020: Paperworks Prospectus [pdf]

Minot State University is located in Minot, North Dakota

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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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