The City of Palo Alto’s Public Art Program (CA), San Francisco Bay Area* Artists Request for Qualifications: Artist-in-Residency Opportunity at the Baylands Preserve, with honorarium

The City of Palo Alto’s Public Art Program (CA), San Francisco Bay Area* Artists Request for Qualifications: Artist-in-Residency Opportunity at the Baylands Preserve, with honorarium

Deadline: April 27th, 2018, 11:59pm PST

Social Practice artists are invited to apply for a four week residency with the City of Palo Alto’s Public Art Program to engage the public and help inform the Baylands Comprehensive Plan (BCCP) public art overlay. Artists with experience collaborating on master plans are  especially encouraged to apply.

.*The RFQ is open to professional interdisciplinary artists who reside in the San Francisco Bay Area (including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties. Artists with particular interest in environmental practices and/or experience in community engagement with the purpose of master planning are encouraged to apply.

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Budget: The selected artist or artist team will be awarded a $10,000 honorarium to realize the Residency goals. The honorarium will cover the time spent engaging the stakeholders and doing on- and off-site research, meetings with AECOM and staff to discuss the BCCP, participation in public programming, a final presentation and comprehensive report to the staff and stakeholders, and creation and documentation of new temporary work. The honorarium will be issued in multiple payments related to particular deliverables of the project. Liability insurance may be provided by the City of Palo Alto if needed.
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For more detailed information, how to apply, details about Palo Alto’s Public Art Program and the Baylands Comprehensive Plan: https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/64311
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St. Louis Artists’ Guild (MO), National Call for Entries: Piece of Paper

St. Louis Artists’ Guild (MO), National Call for Entries: Piece of Paper

Deadline: April 27th, 2018, 11:59pm CST

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is holding a national call seeking artwork for our upcoming exhibit titled Piece of Paper. Paper is a versatile material that is at the core of contemporary art. It has unlimited surfaces, strengths, flexibilities and accepts a multitude of medium. The call includes but is not limited to painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and book arts.

Juror: Karen Kunc is a Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kunc works have been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally and are held in numerous collections: MOMA; Library of Congress; Milwaukee Art Museum; and Haas Arts Library Yale University.

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is a nationally known Arts Center recognized for exhibitions and programs that educate and enlighten, bring art to all segments of the community, and serve as a resource and network for community artists of all ages and interests.

Commissions: Sales are encouraged. The St. Louis Artists’ Guild retains a 35% commission on all works sold from this exhibition.

Awards Cash prizes totaling $1000 will be awarded by the juror. 1st Place: $500; 2nd Place: $250; 3rd Place: $150; Honorable Mention: $50; Honorable Mention: $50.

For more information about entering this exhibition, please visit their website: https://www.stlouisartistsguild.org/piece-of-paper

Prospectus Link

About: At the core of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s (STLAG) mission is the exhibition program, a tradition for 131 years. The STLAG provides exhibition opportunities in exceptional gallery space for juried, solo, and small group shows. The galleries serve both artists and art appreciators by providing opportunities to display their work while achieving our mission of raising awareness of artistic expression. The galleries are free and open to the public. They are located in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists & the University of Illinois Springfield, Call for Applicants: Funded Summer Residency and Exhibition

Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists & the University of Illinois Springfield, Call for Applicants:  Funded Summer Residency and Exhibition

Deadline: April 30th, 2018

The Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists & the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) Visual Arts Gallery have partnered to offer a funded summer residency and exhibition. We welcome applications from emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists working in all media, and especially those interested in community engagement, social practice, and socially-engaged works.

Artists will reside at the Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists duplex as they develop new work for the exhibit. The residency start date is flexible depending on the needs of the artist and proposed project, but can last anywhere between four to eight weeks — and so the residency start date would fall between June 1st and August 4th, as dictated by the artist. A correlating exhibition will open at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery on either Thursday, July 12th or Thursday, July 19th (the opening date will mold to the artist timeline as requested) and run for three weeks. We welcome time-based and interactive exhibition models, and we seek an artist that is open to engaging with our student community at UIS.

The Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists provides a private bedroom with a shared kitchen and bathroom, studio facilities, studio visits with visiting artists and curators, opportunities to present lectures/discussions/workshops, and assistance with forging community/city partnerships as desired. The UIS Visual Arts Gallery will offer a $1,000 stipend to apply to materials and travel. A discounted residency fee of $25/week is required. The fee covers utilities, insurance, yard maintenance, general upkeep and SAA studio access. Artists may pay weekly, monthly or in an initial lump sum. A 10% discount will be offered for upfront payments. Teaching and other work opportunities at the SAA can be used to offset the fee.

A full application includes the following:
Proposal: Please send a proposal that details your plans for the duration of the residency and the resultant exhibition
Dates: Identify your start/end dates for the residency and preferred exhibition opening date
Artist Statement: Please send a statement that will offer context in the review of your work samples.
Work Samples: A portfolio of 10 to 20 examples of work completed in the past three years. We will review still images and/or video sent via link to cloud file or website (please do not email image/video files directly).
Image List: Please provide a corresponding image list that will provide title, date, size, media, and any other applicable information for your Work Sample materials.
CV/Resume
References: Please provide contact information for two professional references that can speak to your investment in the field of visual arts as well as your ability to live in and contribute to a community.

Additional expenses that will be artist’s responsibility will include:
Travelling expenses to and from Springfield
Material costs for studio activities
Living expenses during the residency period
Other foreseen expenses to be incurred during residency

The deadline to apply is April 30th. To submit your application, email materials to info@enosparkresidency.org with the subject line “Funded Residency.”

Website link: http://enosparkresidency.org/apply/

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The City of Petaluma Public Art Committee (CA), Request for Proposals for California Artists: Open Call, Small Artwork(s)

The City of Petaluma Public Art Committee (CA), Request for Proposals for California Artists: Open Call, Small Artwork(s)

Deadline: April 30th, 2018, 5:00pm PST

The City of Petaluma Public Art Committee is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to California-based artists or artist teams for the design, fabrication, and installation of an original, durable and low-maintenance outdoor public artwork suitable for placement on city-owned property. The budget for the project is $25,000 and timeframe for project completion is 12 months or less from signing of the contract.

This RFP is intended to engage new or established artists through an ‘open’ and unconventional process that invites and maximizes creativity. The committee is open to a wide range of proposals, including work with a shorter life span than twenty-five years. There is no set theme or medium. There is no pre-selected site for the artwork. Proposals must be intended for and capable of being installed at a city-owned property.

This opportunity is open to all California artists and artist teams over the age of 18. Previous experience in public art is desired but not required. The artist/artist team awarded the contract will be required to comply with the City of Petaluma’s insurance and liability requirements.
For more detailed information, submission guidelines and how to apply: https://cityofpetaluma.net/cdd/pdf/temp/SmallArtWorksRFP.pdf

 

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PlatteForum (CO), Call for Applicants: 2018 – 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program, with stipend

PlatteForum (CO), Call for Applicants: 2018 – 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program, with stipend

Deadline: April 29th, 2018

PlatteForum, as an artist community, supports the creation and presentation of new art and ideas by contemporary artists. By supporting working artists, PlatteForum generates dialogue in the larger community about the role of the artist in society. Located in a rich urban context, PlatteForum’s dynamic, artist-centered residences are built upon the notion of engaging the broader community in the creation of new work, where artists, youth, and the public collaborate. Each resident artist becomes a catalyst for innovative and expanded thinking about what art is and can be.

Residencies at PlatteForum are competitive with over 100 applications and only five slots awarded each year. Each residency gives the artist the time, space and support to extend their work and share their ideas with the public. Artistic excellence, innovative ideas for engagement and collaboration with the public, and a diversity of ideas, genres, and methodologies are paramount in selecting artists for only four available slots in the Artist Residency program each season. Residencies are 6-8 weeks in duration.

The Artist Residency program is open to artists in all genres. Applications from established professional artists, emerging artists, and graduate students are welcome. We encourage local, national, and international artists to apply. Artistic excellence, merit, and creative ways for interacting with the public as articulated in the application are important criteria in the selection process. Applicants must be able to speak and understand English. There is a three-year waiting period for former residents (for example, an Artist Resident from the 2012-13 season is not eligible to apply until the 2015-16 season).

Stipend: PlatteForum provides our facility, a stipend ($250/week) to help defray artist expenses, staff support, program administration, workshop support, youth workshop supplies, opening event, press releases, and invitations.

Housing: Guest housing will be provided by members of the PlatteForum community.

Meals: A full kitchen is available for artists’ use.

Residency Fees: None.

For more detailed information and link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5214

Website link: http://platteforum.org/programs/artist-residency/

PlatteForum is located in Denver, Colorado

 

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International Print Center New York (IPCNY), Call for Entries: New Prints 2018/Summer

newlogo_0International Print Center New York (IPCNY), Call for Entries: New Prints 2018/Summer

Deadline: April 29th, 2018, 11:59pm EST

From their call: The International Print Center New York has announced an open call to artists for their IPCNY New Prints 2018/Summer. Submit your prints and print-based work to International Print Center New York’s 58th New Prints exhibition, on view June 21st – September 21st, 2018. The artists selected for the exhibition will also be invited to apply for the New Prints Artist Development program. This includes three opportunities to receive further training, guidance, and exposure: an artist residency program, mentorship program, and sponsored coursework.

New to the 2018/Summer presentation, only artists who have NOT exhibited at IPCNY within the past 2 years (New Prints 2016/Summer and later) may submit their work for consideration.

  • Editioned prints, unique printed works, printed installations, artist’s books, print-based animations, and ephemeral formats are eligible.
  • Photography or direct reproductions of other artworks, such as drawings or paintings, are NOT eligible.
  • Prints must have been completed within 12 months prior to the submission deadline.
  • Up to 3 images may be submitted.

There is no entry fee. Self-published artists, workshops, publishers, and galleries are welcome to submit print projects completed within the past twelve months.

Website link for submission guidelines and link to entry: https://ipcny.submittable.com/submit/108115/new-prints-2018-summer

IPCNY website home: http://www.ipcny.org/

About: IPCNY was established in Chelsea in September 2000 as the first and only non-profit institution devoted solely to the exhibition and understanding of fine art prints. IPCNY fosters a climate for enjoyment, examination and serious study of artists’ prints from the old master to the contemporary. IPCNY nurtures the growth of new audiences for the visual arts while serving the print community through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. International Print Center,  508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor
(Between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York, NY

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Filter Photo (IL), Open Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2019 -2020

Filter Photo (IL), Open Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2019 -2020

Deadline: May 6th, 2018

From their call: Filter Photo is pleased to announce our annual Open Call for Exhibition Proposals. Selected proposals will be offered an exhibition slot at Filter Space for the 2019 – 2020 exhibition calendar. As Filter Photo is dedicated to serving and supporting the contemporary photography community, all exhibition proposals should relate to photography and/or lens-based artwork. This definition is purposefully open-ended; moving-image work, installations, and performances related to photography may all be included in proposals. Artists, curators, and collectives are all welcome to submit proposals. For example, a single artist could submit a proposal for a solo show, or a collective could submit a proposal for a large group show.

Accepted proposals will receive:
-A 4 to 6-week exhibition at Filter Space to take place 2019 – 2020
-At least 1 exhibition reception, with refreshments provided
-The opportunity to host an event in conjunction with the exhibition (e.g. a workshop or artist’s talk)
-Exhibition marketing including printed postcards, an email blast to Filter Photo’s mailing list, and other social media promotion
-A discount of 10% for all exhibition artwork produced through LATITUDE Chicago, a nonprofit digital lab that adjoins Filter Space

2018 Exhibition Review Panel
Janice Bond, Independent Artist and Curator
Paul D’Amato, Professor, Columbia College Chicago; Editor, Skylark Editions
Karen Irvine, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching, Owners and Directors of Klompching Gallery
Jennifer Murray, Executive Director, Filter Photo
Martha Schneider, Owner and Director, Schneider Gallery
Teresa Silva, Director of Exhibitions & Residencies, Chicago Artists Coalition

Stipend: In order to defray exhibition costs, Filter Photo offers a small stipend to accepted applicants. This amount is calculated based on recommendations by the Working Artists and the Greater Economy organization (W.A.G.E.), scaled to match Filter Photo’s budget.

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://filterphoto.org/submission-guidelines/

About: Filter Photo is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Chicago, Illinois. Filter Photo’s mission is two-fold: first, to serve and support the photographic communities of Chicago and the Midwest; and second, to highlight Chicago as a vital center of the national photographic community. In 2015 Filter Photo opened Filter Space, a permanent gallery and project space located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood at 1821 West Hubbard Street, Suite 207. Filter Space hosts regular social, educational, and professional development activities, including exhibitions, workshops, and lecture

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Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation, National Call for Applicants: 2018 Arts Writers Grant

Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation, National Call for Applicants: 2018 Arts Writers Grant

Deadline: May 21st, 2018

The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in four categories — articles, blogs, books and short-form writing — these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs. The program also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

By “contemporary visual art,” we mean visual art made since World War II. Projects on post-WWII work in adjacent fields—architecture, design, film, performance, sound, experimental music, etc.—will only be considered if they directly and significantly engage the discourses and concerns of contemporary visual art. Projects with a pre-WWII component will only be considered if the project’s main focus is contemporary.

To be eligible for this grant, an arts writer must be:

  • an individual;
  • applying for a project about contemporary visual art;
  • an art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or practitioner in an outside field who is strongly engaged with the contemporary visual arts;
  • a U.S. citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or holder of an O-1 visa;
  • at least twenty-five years old;
  • a published author (specific publication requirements vary depending on grant category; see the project-specific eligibility requirements).

For more detailed information, qualifications, and link to apply: https://www.artswriters.org/application/guidelines

Application guide (PDF): AWGP_2018_Application-Guide

 

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Adriana Arronte

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 Adriana Arronte.

Coronas, 2014. Acrylic and resin, variable dimensions

Link

 

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Google Inc, Burning Man Project (CA), Request for Proposals, Sculptors: Anchor Artwork for the Charleston East Plaza

Google Inc, Burning Man Project (CA), Request for Proposals, Sculptors: Anchor Artwork for the Charleston East Plaza

Deadline: May 1st, 2018

Burning Man Project is pleased to announce an opportunity for artists to create an Anchor Artwork for the Charleston East plaza in the City of Mountain View, CA. This public plaza is where Google’s new Charleston East campus will be located, which is currently under construction and due to be completed in early/mid 2020. Burning Man Project is collaborating on the process of community engagement, along with selecting, creating and installing the artworks, as part of its ongoing efforts to promote opportunities for artists to create art and share it with the world.

The call is open to artists, artist teams, community groups working with designers, architects, landscape architects, or place-keeping experts who are interested in creating an exterior art installation that serves as an activation point for the Charleston East plaza site, for the Mountain View community and for the Google campus. Situated at the Charleston East plaza’s southeast corner, the Anchor Artwork will serve both as a welcoming entree to the plaza and as a place where the City of Mountain View and Google may host events, performances, and gatherings that bring the community together. Seen as a place to serve the community and generate opportunities for play, Charleston East Plaza is a part of a contiguous set of parks and wetlands that serve the bayshore area.

Budget: $750,000. Artists, designers, architects or teams invited to submit a full proposal will be required to provide a detailed budget including the cost of labor, materials and logistics for the creation, execution, and installation of the Anchor Artwork as described above. In some instances, installation assistance may be provided by Google (please articulate any specific requests you may have for equipment or installation support outside of the stated budget parameters).

For more detailed information:  https://burningman.org/culture/burning-man-arts/civic-arts-program/charleston-east-plaza/anchor-artwork-call-for-artists/

 

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McColl Center for Visual Art (NC), Open Calls for Artists: Winter/Spring 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program, with stipend

mccoll_logo_mainMcColl Center for Visual Art (NC), Open Calls for Artists: Winter/Spring 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program, with stipend

Deadline: June 6th, 2018

McColl Center annually awards residencies to approximately eighteen artists. Regional, national, and international artists are selected through a combination of open applications, invitations, and solicited nominations. The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists working in architecture, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, design, music, theatre, social practice, community organizing, urban agriculture, culinary arts, or interdisciplinary practices. The residency program provides a space for creative inquiry and exploration among a dynamic group of artists, thinkers, and practitioners.

Residency Session: January 7th–April 30th, 2019

Support
$6,000 living allowance
$2,000 materials stipend (prorated for residencies shorter than three months)
● Furnished one-bedroom condominium with Wi-Fi
● Private workspace (230–819 square feet) with Wi-Fi
● Participation in a group exhibition on the second or third floor of McColl Center
● Photo and video documentation
● Technical and administrative services
● Reimbursement for one round-trip economy-class flight
● Opportunities to engage with McColl Center audiences via public programs

Eligibility
● Minimum 21 years of age
● Matriculating students are not eligible.
● Past artists-in-residence of McColl Center should wait five years before applying for another residency. Artists are limited to two residencies at McColl Center.

Website link for more information and to apply: http://mccollcenter.org/artists-in-residence/residency-programs

About: McColl Center for Art + Innovation is a nationally acclaimed artist residency and contemporary art space in Charlotte, North Carolina. Its mission is to champion contemporary artists, spark creative experiences, and contribute positive impacts to its broad public audience by introducing a range of current artistic practices. Located in the former Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Uptown Charlotte, McColl Center houses nine individual artist studios, more than 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, and multiple common-use spaces, including a studio for large-scale sculpture fabrication. We invite artists to take risks in their processes and explore their ideas within the context of Charlotte. We welcome the visiting public to connect with contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and public programs. McColl Center for Visual Art is located in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina

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Art & Pancakes, April 22nd, 2017

Art news for your Sunday morning…enjoy!

Why Crowdfunding Could Be an Answer for Some Midsize Galleries   Link

Survey Shows Extent of Class Divide in Creative Industries   Link

Outsider Artist James Castle Left a $1 Million Treasure Trove of Works Hidden in Walls of His House    Link

New Public Sculpture Will Honor Court Case That Expanded Rights for Asian Americans   Link

9 Communal Art Programs That Pay Artists to Create Experimental Work   Link

Moving Image Art Fair Defers 2018 New York Edition Due to Galleries’ Money Concerns   Link

MoMA’s first work by a female artist was a fur-lined teacup   Link

Relatives win injunction against Mattel’s Frida Kahlo Barbie   Link

Can Art Lending Libraries Empower a New Generation of Collectors?   Link

Jeff Koons Faces Lawsuit Over Allegedly Undelivered Sculptures   Link

The Art Institute of Chicago Has Received a Record-Breaking $70 Million in Donations   Link

‘They Should Be in Jail’: Artists Accuse Dealers at Los Angeles’s CB1 Gallery of Fraud   Link

Demonstrators Splash Red Paint Inside LA Gallery in Apparent Protest of Gentrification   Link

Why Iceland’s population is staggeringly creative   Link

6 tips for artists on how to talk about their art   Link

 

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Furman University (SC), National Call for Applicants: True Artist in Residency 2019, with stipend

Furman University (SC), National Call for Applicants: True Artist in Residency 2019, with stipend

Deadline: June 1st, 2018

Furman University seeks applicants for the True Artist in Residency, a six-week program that began in 2015 through the generous support of the True Harringan (’14) family. We are currently seeking applicants for the Spring 2019 academic year.

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

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

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

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

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Call for Applicants: 2018 Arts Writers Grant Program

Call for Applicants: 2018 Arts Writers Grant Program

Deadline: May 21st, 2018, 11:59pm EST

The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs. We also support art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

By “contemporary visual art,” we mean visual art made since World War II. Projects on post-WWII work in adjacent fields—architecture, media, film, performance, sound, experimental music, etc.—will only be considered if they directly and significantly engage the discourses and concerns of contemporary visual art. Projects with a pre-WWII component will only be considered if the main focus is contemporary.

You may only apply for one project per grant cycle. You must choose one project type: Article, Blog, Book, or Short-Form Writing.

Eligibility:

  • an individual;
  • applying for a project about contemporary visual art;
  • an art historian, artist, critic, curator, journalist, or practitioner in an outside field who is strongly engaged with the contemporary visual arts;
  • a US citizen, permanent resident of the United States, or holder of an O-1 visa;
  • at least twenty-five years old;
  • a published author (specific publication requirements vary depending on grant category).

Website link for more information: https://www.artswriters.org/

PDF of call: AWGP_2018_Application-Guide

 

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Dab Art & H Gallery (CA), International Call for Entries, MNEMONIC: International Juried Photography Exhibit

Dab Art & H Gallery (CA), International Call for Entries, MNEMONIC: International Juried Photography Exhibit

Deadline: April 22nd, 2018

From their call: Dab Art’s juried shows have featured remarkable and notable artists from all over the globe. Our venue is H Gallery + Studios, a 1930’s-era building located between Malibu and Ojai in the greater Los Angeles area. The vintage industrial charm of H Gallery’s vaulted ceilings, suspended display walls and substantial exhibition space create a unique and highly visited gallery. Dab Art’s high-caliber reputation, progressive curating style and distinguished guest jurors makes our annual photography competion one of the most coveted contemporary exhibitions in Southern California.

Details- Entries will be juried and selected based on technical application, originality and concept. Finalists will be invited to show their work in a six-week exhibition at H Gallery. Artists selected for this exhibit will also be featured along with their photos in a book published by Dab Art titled MNEMONIC. This full-color folio will be added to the permanent catalog in the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) Balch Art Research Library. All exhibiting photographers will receive a gratis paperback edition of MNEMONIC from Dab Art; a hardback book will also be available for purchase at www.dabart.me.

Juror – Michael Miner, photographer, cinematographer and director/cameraman. His photography is exhibited in galleries throughout California, including San Francisco, Carmel and Los Angeles.

Criteria – Photographers must be at least 18 years old to enter. This is an open theme competition; all genres, photography formats and print mediums are acceptable.

Awards – As determined by our jury panel, cash awards will be given; $300 (Best In Show) $200 (Runner Up). All finalists selected to exhibit will receive a gratis paperback copy of MNEMONIC.

Panel Discussion – 3 Artists will be selected to participate in a televised panel discussion. This moderated panel will feature the selected artists process and discuss their works in the exhibition.

For more detailed information and link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4722

Website: https://www.dabart.me/

 

 

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Dab Art & H Gallery (CA), International Call for Entries: 2018 Summer Exhibitions & Gallery Roster Opportunity

Dab Art & H Gallery (CA), International Call for Entries: 2018 Summer Exhibitions & Gallery Roster Opportunity

Deadline: April 22nd, 2018

Proposals: Dab Art will review proposals for 2018 group exhibitions at H Gallery. Artists chosen for these group exhibitions will be further evaluated and considered for roster selections. Early applications are encouraged as exhibition considerations will made prior to the deadlines

Exhibitions:  Exact exhibition lengths will vary from 6 to 10 weeks. Featured artists are invited & encouraged to personally attend receptions. A selected few will be invited for a recorded artists interview and/or panel discussion about their exhibit.

Media:  Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Glass, Fiber, Functional, Digital, Photography, Installation, mixed media and New Genres Proposals may include multiple disciplines.

Specifications: All work must be original, unsold work, & the artist must own the sole copyright to art. Frames, mats & wiring must be professional quality & in good condition. No saw- tooth hangers. Wiring must be securely fashioned & support weight of the artwork. All accepted work must remain for the duration of the exhibit. 2D Artwork selected for exhibition MUST BE READY TO HANG. Unframed or improperly mounted work will not be accepted.

The number of pieces varies depending on the artist’s medium, sizes and shapes of selected work and available wall space. Every artist will be able to exhibit a sizable body of work so that they are well represented in the exhibition. The number of pieces can vary considerably.

Entry fee. Dab Art retains a 40% commission on all exhibition & website sales.

For more detailed information and to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5303

Website: https://www.dabart.me/

About: Dab Art embraces the relentless evolution of contemporary art by featuring experimental artists, highlighting innovative techniques and utilizing technological advances. Since it’s initial launch, Dab Art has expanded from standard gallery exhibitions to art publications, artist talks, panel discussions, video profiles, exhibition videos and now, documentary filmmaking; featuring our most remarkable and distinguished artists.

 

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The University of San Francisco (CA), Request for Proposals: Outdoor Sculpture for Meditation Garden

The University of San Francisco (CA), Request for Proposals: Outdoor Sculpture for Meditation Garden

Deadline: June 30th, 2018. 11:59pm PST

The University of San Francisco (USF) seeks a contemporary outdoor sculpture to anchor a meditation garden and reflection space atop Lone Mountain campus in San Francisco, California (on Turk Boulevard, between Masonic and Parker Avenues) at the top of the Spanish Steps. We will consider original site-specific as well as pre-existing sculpture that is substantial in scale and offers an interpretation of the themes of love, social justice, and community, and takes advantage of the panorama the site offers. Abstract works are welcome.

The sculpture should re-imagine the symbolism of the Sacred Heart for a contemporary and multi-religious audience with an emphasis on social justice, compassion for the suffering, and solidarity with marginalized communities. The sacred heart is an old and new symbol recognizing USF’s commitment to “educating minds and hearts to change the world,” and one reside within a meditation garden that invites students, visitors, and community members to pause and reflect while enjoying expansive views of the City and University of San Francisco.

The sculpture should reimagine the symbolism of the Sacred Heart for a contemporary and multi-religious audience with an emphasis on social justice, compassion for the suffering, and solidarity with marginalized communities. The sacred heart is an old and new symbol recognizing USF’s commitment to “educating minds and hearts to change the world,” and one that appropriately upholds the influence and contributions of the Religious of the Sacred Heart and Lone Mountain alumnae who are an important part of USF’s story.

Budget: Funding is up to $20,000 and should include all artist fees as well as design, materials, engineering, fabrication, insurance, travel, a maintenance instruction document, and delivery. An additional $10,000 is available for site preparation, construction of a platform/foundation, permits, and installation. This work will be overseen by the University.

$30,000 constitutes the entire amount of funding for the sculpture commission and installation. The commission payable to the artist will be $5,000-20,000 depending on the size, scope and materials of the sculpture. The maximum funding available for the installation and any construction of a platform, footing or foundation is $10,000.

Eligibility: Candidates must be professional artists or designers as stated in your resume, eligible to work in the United States, and age 18 or older and available to work in Northern California. Preference will be given to artists local to the San Francisco Bay Area. Candidates are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

PDF of call with full details, submission instructions, and site images: USF_SacredHeartGarden_RFP_Final 041718

 

 

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Harpo Foundation, National Call for Applicants: 2018 Grants for Visual Artists

harpo_logo_483x200pxHarpo Foundation, National Call for Applicants: 2018 Grants for Visual Artists

Deadline: April 20th, 2018 11:59pm PST

The Harpo Foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage new modes of thinking about art. Applications are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the artist’s work, the potential to expand aesthetic inquiry, and its relationship to the foundation’s priority to provide support to visual artists who are under-recognized by the field.

Eligibility:
-Self-defined under-recognized visual artist 21 years or older
-United States citizen
-Students who are enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate program are not eligible.
-Not a previous recipient of a direct artist grant from Harpo.
-Artists who have been supported by an organizational grant from Harpo in the past are eligible to apply for a direct grant.

Funding Decisions:  Funding decisions are made by the Board of Directors, following review of applications by independent professional advisors. Awards are made of up to $10,000.  The number of awards is determined each year by the annual granting budget. Grants are made to support the development of artists’ work and a grantee may use their award to support any activity toward that purpose.

Reporting Requirements:  A report detailing how funds were used is due within 10-months of receiving funds.

$15. Entry fee.

Website link: http://www.harpofoundation.org/apply/grants-for-visual-artists/

Application link: https://harpofoundation.submittable.com/submit/109292/2018-grants-for-visual-artists

Mission: The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support emerging visual artists. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and 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. The Foundation also supports two residency fellowship programs. The Native American Residency Fellowship program provides residency opportunities at the Vermont Studio Center to support the development of artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog. The Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship program supports residency opportunities at the Santa Fe Art Institute for visual artists 25 years and older who need time and space to explore ideas and start new projects.

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Trestle Gallery (NY), International Call for Applicants: Trestle Artist Residency and Visiting Artist Residency 2019

Trestle Gallery (NY), International Call for Applicants: Trestle Artist Residency and Visiting Artist Residency 2019

Deadlines: October 1st, 2018, 11:59pm EST

Residency dates: January 1st – June 30th, 2019

Trestle Artist Residency: This residency is aimed at helping artists find a foothold in the art world while they develop a new body of work as an Trestle Art Space Member. Residents receive a 10% discount on the TAS Membership while getting additional support of 6 months advisory with Jason Stopa or Christina Kelly. Residents are also given the opportunity to exhibit their work at Trestle. Participants receive all benefits of a Trestle Art Space Membership as well as monthly group advisory meetings which include critiques, guest speakers, and studio visits. By participating in this program artists take advantage of networking and community building opportunities in addition to having access to low-cost studio space. The residents give back to the community and get a peek into the administrative end of the art world by volunteering in the gallery or studio for three hours per month. All artists are invited to apply. Applications are accepted twice each year.

Part of the Trestle Artist Residency program is the option to participate in an end of year Residency Exhibition with rotating prominent guest curators. The guest curator for the 2018 residency cycle will be Carmen Hermo (2019 guest curator to be determined), an assistant curator at the Brooklyn Museum. Incoming residents will have the opportunity to meet with her and show her their work before the exhibition.

Who this residency is ideal for:
1. Artists developing a new body of work
2. Artists entering or re-entering the art world
3. Artists who have graduated with a BFA or MFA within the past two years (note: this residency is open to all artists, Bachelors/Masters degrees are not required). 

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Visiting Artist Residency: The Visiting Artist Residency allows artists to explore their practice and share their artistic experience with the Brooklyn Art Space and Trestle community. Each cycle, one artist receives free Brooklyn Art Space Semi-Private studio membership for six months. The Visiting Resident Artist leads one art talk and one critique or workshop during the residency.

Who this residency is ideal for:  Established artists who would like to have a space to make work, while interacting with the Trestle & BAS community.

*Please note: we do not provide housing*

Please follow all guidelines and apply via their website: https://trestlegallery.submittable.com/submit/112346/residency-submission-jan-june-2019

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

About: Trestle is a 501c3 non-profit contemporary art space in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Our mission is to foster creativity and community by offering exhibition, education, and networking opportunities for contemporary artists and curators. We provide a place for creative people to focus on the development of their art and their career. Our mission is carried out through four core programs: Contemporary Exhibitions, Professional Development, Community Classes, and Residencies.

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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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Sublime/Transcendent: Ammar al-Beik

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 Ammar al-Beik

La Strada, Lost Images 2 series (2013), archival print, 110cm x 140cm

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The Image Flow (CA), National Call for Applicants: Artist in Residence Program, Summer 2018

The Image Flow (CA), National Call for Applicants:  Artist in Residence Program, Summer 2018

Deadline: May 31st, 2018. 11:59pm PST

From their call:  The Image Flow invites applications for a 2 – 3 month Artist Residency program to support a visual artist working within photography and/or image-based media. This is a work-only residency; artists not local to the area are welcome to apply but will need to secure housing arrangements independently. The time frame for the residency is flexible, ideally taking place between the months of June and September 2018.

The selected resident photographer will gain access to our photo studio and lighting, a dedicated workspace with Epson 7880 and 3880 printers, traditional and alternative darkrooms, and a limited supply of inkjet papers for printing purposes. Participants in the residency program are expected to use their time to pursue their own personal projects, which may include photographing, printing, or other work inherent to their specific endeavors.

At the close of the residency, participants will donate a selection of work to The Image Flow’s Artist in Residence Collection, the details of which are negotiable upon acceptance. The resident photographer may also choose to present a lecture on their work to the community, though this will be voluntary. There will also be the possibility for the chosen resident photographer to mount an exhibition of work created during the course of the residency.

Note: Residents will need to provide their own primary camera(s), as well as a personal laptop or computer for use with the Epson printers. When using the darkroom facilities, residents must provide their own chemicals/papers.

Eligibility: All artists living or working in the United States working in photography and/or image-based media.

From more information and link to register:  http://www.theimageflow.com/gallery/artist-in-residence-program/

About: The Image Flow provides inspiration for photographers from the digital novice to the professional, offering all the tools you need to explore and realize your true potential as a photographic artist. In addition to our year-round calendar of workshops and lectures with renowned photographers in all areas of the medium, we specialize in exhibition quality printing, retouching, and art reproduction. Our expansive Mill Valley, CA, location features an 800-square-foot rental studio and darkrooms for traditional and alternative processes.

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Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center (VA), Call for Artists: Juxtaposed

Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center (VA), Call for Artists: Juxtaposed

Deadline: June 10th, 2018

Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to submit to Juxtaposed, a group exhibition focusing on the contradictory or conflicting. Whether it be through the use of mixed media or the themes represented, the work itself should be at odds with two or more juxtaposing concepts.
Juror:  Megan Rook-Koepsel, independent curator
Exhibition Dates:  September 8th – October 21st, 2018
Entry fee.Link for more detailed information PDF: http://torpedofactory.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Juxtaposed-Prospectus.pdf

Link to apply: https://targetgallery.submittable.com/submit/112804/juxtaposed

Website: http://torpedofactory.org/partners/target-gallery/

Mission: The mission of the Torpedo Factory Art Center is to foster connections among artists and the public that ignite the creative spirit. We provide dynamic interactions with the arts through our community of visual artists, exhibitions, and programs. We offer art up close, in person, and in progress. Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, Virginia

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The International Society of Experimental Artists (OR), International Call for Artists: 27th Annual ISEA Juried Exhibition

The International Society of Experimental Artists (OR), International Call for Artists: 27th Annual ISEA Juried Exhibition

Deadline: June 1st, 2018

The International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) was formed in 1991.  Our purpose was to give ALL mediums a venue to have work shown in a juried exhibition annually within the United States or abroad.

ISEA is pleased to host our 27th Annual Juried Exhibition from September 7th to October 28th, 2018 at OCCA/VAC – Runyon Gallery, Newport, Oregon.  All artists, 18 years and older, are eligible to enter. Artists may enter one or two pieces, in all media (excluding video), and work must have been completed in the past three years.

Awards: Approximately $10,000 in prizes will be awarded, including a $2,000 Best of Show Award. ISEA also prints a full color catalog of each exhibition. All members and accepted non-members will receive the catalog.

Artwork Specifications: Original experimental artwork in any media completed within the last three years and not shown in any previous ISEA exhibits including the Member-Only Digital Exhibitions. Be sure to check your records to avoid elimination. Commercial reproductions, including giclée prints, will not be accepted. Traditional print media, photography, and digital art should be from a limited edition. ISEA does not paint walls for artists.  Artwork must come ready to hang.  We can attach parts with instructions from the artist and do small repairs.

You may submit TWO pieces of artwork for the exhibit. Only one piece of artwork may be accepted.

Submit a written statement about the experimental aspects of your work in the area available for “Experimental Art” Explain why and how your art is experimental.

Artwork that is accepted by the juror must be sent – no substitutes.

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5067

ISEA website: https://www.iseaartexhibit.org/

 

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Art & Pancakes, April 15th, 2018

A not so tiny stack of art news for your Sunday morning…enjoy!

Artist Alisha Wormsley’s Billboard Declaring “There Are Black People in the Future” Taken Down by Landlord   Link

Murales Rebeldes: The stories of eight censored or whitewashed murals   Link

Denmark’s first monument to a black woman confronts its colonialist past.   Link

Fired MOCA curator will give UCLA commencement address   Link

Why Magritte Was Fascinated with Bowler Hats   Link

A Haunting Artistic Tribute (by artist Rachel Breen and poet Alison Morse) to Garment Workers Killed in Bangladesh and the US   Link

Why the Themes Isao Takahata Explored Were So Important   Link

Metropolitan Museum of Art chooses Max Hollein as director. He leaves San Francisco’s Deyoung Museum/Legion of Honor in August.   Link

And then…Diversity in spotlight as Met museum hires 10th white male director in a row.   Link

Growing Coalition Calls Brooklyn Museum “Out of Touch” and Demands Decolonization Commission   Link

7 Tips for Applying to Art School, According to Top Admissions Officers   Link

What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art   Link

Too Many Fairs, Not Enough Art: If art dealers are to survive they will have to rethink, perhaps radically, everything from what they stock to its display.   Link

Oops…Clumsy Churchgoer Destroys Jeff Koons “Gazing Ball” by Touching It   Link

Egads…Woman Steals $17,500. Rock from Yoko Ono Installation   Link

Art Thieves Prefer Sculpture Over Paintings and 4 Other Revelations From Interpol’s Art Theft Database  Link  Unless you like rocks.

 

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The Growlery (CA), Call for Applicants: 2019 Residency for Visual & Performance Artists

The Growlery (CA), Call for Applicants: 2019 Residency for Visual & Performance Artists

Deadline: July 15th, 2018

Eligibility: The Growlery residency is open to visual artists and performance artists. Both mature and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed by a panel and artists will be notified within 30 days if they have moved on to the second round.

The Growlery is centrally located in San Francisco, CA: 1 block from a commercial corridor including grocery stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. Close to public transit. Walking distance to Golden Gate Park.

Each resident is offered a private bedroom of at least 150 sq feet and a shared bath. There is a shared studio space in the basement, but many artists choose to work in other areas of the house. We have tools for communal use (list available on request). Housing is free and includes WIFI internet, laundry facilities, and a communal kitchen. Artists are responsible for their own food.

Collaboration: If you are applying with a collaborative team please include information for all collaborators in one application (We can accommodate up to 4 collaborators/3 in separate bedrooms.)

Pets: No pets are allowed at The Growlery.

Smoking: Smoking is not permitted inside The Growlery.

Noise: This is a community household, and while artists should not expect complete silence, they are expected to maintain a respectful volume and wear headphones when listening to music in common spaces.

Guests: Residents are welcome to have overnight guests for up to 4 days in a given month. Residents are responsible for their guests and are expected to accompany their guests while they are in the house.

Budget: Each residency comes with a materials budget: $250 for a one month residency and $500 for a 2-3 month residency.

For more detailed information and instructions on how to apply: http://www.thegrowlery.org/residency-application/

About: The Growlery is a privately run artist residency centrally located in San Francisco’s historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Residencies at the Growlery range from one to three months. Artists live rent-free in a beautifully restored Victorian-era home and have the opportunity to work in a small, diverse group of peers.

 

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Walker Art Center (MN), International/National Call for Applicants: Interdisciplinary Fellow, Performing Arts

Walker Art Center (MN), International/National Call for Applicants: Interdisciplinary Fellow, Performing Arts

Deadline: May 13th, 2018

From their call: This interdisciplinary fellowship provides in-depth training for emerging curators and scholars interested in the rise of interdisciplinary innovation and performance-based contemporary practice in museums and art centers.

Providing solid experience in both practical and theoretical aspects of this relatively new field, this fellowship supports the Walker’s goal to encourage greater leadership in this area, and to develop a new generation of curatorial and scholarly talent engaged with the challenges and evolving standards for commissioning, documenting, archiving, developing and presenting interdisciplinary work across gallery, stage, and site.

The Interdisciplinary Fellow (Performing Arts) will work closely with the Walker’s senior project management and programming staff in Performing Arts while interfacing regularly with Visual Arts curators/staff, the Interdisciplinary Fellow (Visual Arts), and invited artists. In particular, the Fellow will gain direct experience and provide assistance in production, with emphasis placed upon the curating, developing, and managing of hybrid works, and the conceptual, technical, spatial, financial, developmental/rehearsal, audience/outreach, and other concerns required for the successful realization of these projects. The Fellow will also help plan for and create scholarly and contextual material that documents and reflects on these works and the process of their making, both for the field and for general audiences. This position reports to William and Nadine McGuire Director and the Senior Curator, Performing Arts.

Schedule and Compensation:

  • Full-time with one-day a week release, exempt; from July 2018 – December 2019
  • $35,000/year with excellent benefits package, Walker membership and discounts, and the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals as well as support some remarkable artists, events, and programming.

Please note: International candidates must secure at their own expense and be in possession of a valid US work visa for entire Fellowship duration.

Qualified Applicants Have:

Pre-doctoral fellowship: M.A. degree in art history, museum studies, performance studies, or a related field (e.g. history, cultural studies, curatorial studies, arts administration).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with modern and contemporary performing and visual art required; foreign language skills (written and verbal) are desirable.
  • Diverse backgrounds and/or studies are strongly encouraged. In the Walker’s terms, diversity refers to a wide spectrum of people of color, people with disabilities, age, gender, and other classifications.

For more detailed information and application instructions: https://walkerart.org/jobs/interdisciplinary-fellow-performing-arts

About: The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time, the Walker takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art. Walker programs examine the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.

The Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Harper College (IL), National Call for Entries, 41st Annual Juried Art Exhibition: Small Works

Harper College (IL), National Call for Entries, 41st Annual Juried Art Exhibition: Small Works

Deadline: June 15th, 2018

Small Works is a national juried show of artwork no more than 24” in its largest dimension (including frame). All media are eligible except jewelry, film/video.  All entries are judged from digital files. One $35 nonrefundable fee entitles each artist to submit up to three entries. Purchase awards may be available for accepted work.  Accepted artists may be selected for a solo show at Harper College.  A color catalog will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Juror: Leah Kolb, Curator of Exhibitions, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin

Eligibility:

  • All artists age 18 and over living in the United States are eligible.
  • In its largest dimension, artwork must be 24 inches or less, including frame if applicable.
  • All media are eligible, excluding jewelry and film/video.
  • Weight limitation: 45 pounds
  • Work that requires special installation or instructions will NOT be accepted.
  • Only work created within the last three years is eligible..

Website link: https://www.harpercollege.edu/services/arts/small_works.php

Entry form: https://www.harpercollege.edu/services/arts/small-works-entry.php

Harper College is located in Palatine, Illinois

 

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Trestle Gallery (NY), International Open Call for Entries: Small Works 2018

Trestle Gallery (NY), International Open Call for Entries: Small Works 2018
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Deadline: May 1st, 2018
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Small Works is an annual open call hosted by Trestle Gallery. Pieces may be no bigger than 12″ on their longest side (14″ framed). Entry fee.

Exhibition Dates: July 26th – August 29th, 2018

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

Juror: Sharon M. Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books. Louden graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University School of Art.

Website link for more detailed information: https://trestlegallery.submittable.com/submit/91991/small-works-2018

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

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

 

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The Open Society Documentary Photography Project (NY), Call for Submissions, Moving Walls 25: Exhibition and Fellowship

The Open Society Documentary Photography Project (NY), Call for Submissions, Moving Walls 25: Exhibition and Fellowship

Deadline: April 20th, 2018, 4:59pm EST

From their call: The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting submissions for a new joint exhibition and fellowship opportunity focused on the topic of migration. Selected projects will be featured in the next installment of our ongoing Moving Walls exhibition series, opening in September 2018 at the Open Society Foundations—New York. Selected artists will also receive a fellowship of $30,000–$60,000 to support ongoing or future work on the theme of migration.

We are especially interested in work that expands the boundaries of documentary photography and image-based art that comes from the perspective of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers themselves, or is made through sustained and meaningful collaboration with these communities.

We invite proposals about work that engages with topics of migration, identity, belonging, and resilience from a variety of perspectives. We encourage applicants to interpret these themes broadly.

We welcome a wide range of photo- and image-based approaches, including documentary photography, conceptual photography, video art, video installation, social practice, archival or aggregated projects, interactive and emerging media (including virtual and augmented reality), and information art (using photography and/or associated data).

Eligibility Criteria
  • We are seeking photographers, artists, and media makers who bring expertise and new insight to an issue; who demonstrate a high level of artistic ability or excellence; and who have the skills, passion, commitment, and capacity to realize the proposed grant project.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to themes relevant to migration through their past and ongoing work. In the application, we ask for examples of two past or current projects.
  • Projects considered for exhibition may be for works from a larger, ongoing project, but the Moving Walls exhibit will be curated from content that already exists (funds will not be provided to create new projects specifically for the exhibition).
  • Projects considered for the fellowship may be for continuing an ongoing body of work, or creating a new body of work related to the broader themes of the exhibit.

Website link for more information and to apply: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/moving-walls

 

 

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Museum of Arts and Design (NY), National Call for Applicants: Cycle 30- Artist Studios Program

Museum of Arts and Design (NY), National Call for Applicants: Cycle 30- Artist Studios Program

Deadline: April 16th, 2018

Applications are now open for Cycle 30 of the Artist Studios Program from August 2018 – January 2019, offering opportunities to six daily artist residents and one full-time Fellow.

Artist Studios Residency Program at MAD: The Artist Studios Program hosts artists and designers daily in a live studio environment. Artists and designers are selected for a six-month session (February–July, August – January). Each artist is assigned one day each week to work, along with a selection of Thursday evenings. Artists receive a daily honoraria of $125. Artists have access to a variety of tools and materials, as well as the museum galleries, and are given professional development opportunities throughout the year. Selection is conducted by a committee of eight to twelve museum staff members and outside professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design. Successful applicants have a mature body of work that reveals a mastery of techniques, methods, processes and/or materials, as well as demonstrates developed concepts, ideas, and/or themes. Proposals need to address a clear direction or question for pursuit in applicant’s work and take into account the public-facing nature of the program (we highly recommend applicants visit the museum and talk to current residents). Successful applicants also have an artistic practice that aligns with the mission of the museum to celebrate creative processes through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life. Key attributes for practices that align with the museum’s mission are: Innovation that drives 21st century creative production, the highest level of skill and workmanship, and an emphasis on cross-disciplinary approaches to production.

Artist Fellowship at MAD:  Fellowship selection follows the selection process outlined in The Artist Studios overview, but instead of artists being assigned one day each week to work, fellows work forty hours per week and receive a stipend of $15,000. A total of fifteen of the forty hours the Fellow is at work in the Museum must be open hours, during which the public has access to the Fellow’s studio. Additionally, fellows are given extra professional development opportunities including regular meetings with museum staff and outside professionals in addition to being able to participate in workshops and meet regularly with a mentor in their creative field.: Applicants must be thirty years or younger at the start of their fellowship, no exceptions (artists will be asked to submit paperwork to prove their legal age). Fellows must also identify racially and/or culturally with a historically underrepresented community, demonstrate the need for financial assistance to advance their artistic careers, and be residents of New York City.

Website link for more information and to apply: http://madmuseum.org/content/artist-studios-application

Mission Statement: The mission of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is to collect, display, and interpret objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design. In its exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum celebrates the creative process through which materials are crafted into works that enhance contemporary life. They are located at 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

 

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Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), International Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence 2019, with stipend

Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), International Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence 2019, with stipend

Deadline: June 8th, 2018

Fully sponsored residencies for local, national, and international artists in all disciplines

Residency period is March–November 2019

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

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

Program Details:
Fully sponsored 4- to 8-week residencies with optional monthly stipend of $500
Paid roundtrip airfare
100- to 2000-sq.-foot studios
Private bedroom in shared house
A maximum four week stay for families in the Family House (by request only and subject to availability)
Five chef-prepared meals per week
Access to vehicles on-site
Facilities access: Basic woodshop; audio/video equipment; artists’ library with computer, scanner, and printer
Wi-Fi in designated spaces
Up to 15 Artists in Residence living on-site
Up to 25 Headlands artists working on-site
Participation in monthly “Show & Tell” nights
Participation in seasonal Open House
Access to Headlands Public Events
Field trips to Bay Area museums, galleries, and cultural venues
Become part of Headlands Alumni Network

Application entry fees: Early Bird (April 2–May 15): $35
Regular (May 15–June 8): $45

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

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

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Sublime/Transcendent: Vija Celmins

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 Vija Celmins

Bikini, 1968, Graphite on acrylic ground on paper, 340 mm x 464 mm

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San Francisco Camerawork (CA), Call for Entries: 2018 SF Camerawork Annual Juried Exhibition

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Deadline: May 11th, 2018, 11:59pm PST

From their call: SF Camerawork invites photographers of all levels to submit work to our Annual Juried Exhibition. This year, our esteemed jurors Sean McFarland and Corey Keller will review all forms of photography ranging from traditional to experimental, including portraiture, landscape, street photography, documentary, conceptual, and beyond. Selected artists will have their work exhibited at SF Camerawork’s gallery in San Francisco, CA (July 19th – August 25th, 2018) and will be featured in an article on LensCulture.com

Our applications system is hosted by LensCulture. Participants will be asked to sign in or create a free account before being able to apply. It is a quick and easy process and ensures that we have your contact information.

Jurors: Sean McFarland, Photographer and Educator, SFSU,  and Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, SFMOMA

Submission Guidelines: Up to 10 images may be submitted
Submission must include a CV and brief statement

Entry fee: $50 Entry Fee includes 1 – year SF Camerawork Membership

For more detailed information: http://www.sfcamerawork.org/2018-annual-juried-show

Website link to apply: https://www.lensculture.com/competitions/sf-camerawork-2018/events

About: SF Camerawork is an internationally acclaimed venue for emerging artists focused on experimental, challenging, and alternative photographic work. Since 1974, SF Camerawork has exhibited work by influential artists including Sophie Calle, Lee Friedlander, and Carrie Mae Weems. Recent years finalists for SF Camerawork’s juried exhibition include Meghann Riepenhoff, David Butow, Christopher Colville, Erica Deeman, David Campbell, and Wiesje Peels.

 

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Highpoint Center for Printmaking (MN), International Call for Entries, Stand Out Prints 2018, 4th International Juried Print Exhibition

StandOutPrints-NoJury-logoHighpoint Center for Printmaking (MN), International Call for Entries, Stand Out Prints 2018, 4th International Juried Print Exhibition

Deadline: June 1st, 2018

Highpoint is pleased to announce Stand Out Prints, our fourth international juried print exhibition. This exhibition will fill Highpoint’s 1,000+ square feet of gallery space with select impressions of contemporary printmaking. The exhibition will run from September 7th through October 6th, 2018 with an opening reception taking place Friday, September 7th from 6:30-9pm. Entry fee.

Juror: Crawford Alexander Mann III is the Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He previously worked at the Chrysler Museum (Norfolk, VA) and the RISD Museum (Providence, RI), following studies at Yale University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His responsibilities cover all periods of American art, from colonial to contemporary, with particular interest in the nineteenth century and in transnational exchange.

This is an exhibition of unframed work and Highpoint pays for return shipping within the U.S.

Prizes:  $3,000 in cash prizes and $300 in retail prizes will be awarded by the juror.

Eligibility:

  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older
  • Work must have been completed within the last two years (since 2016)
  • While non-traditional or digital output is accepted as a print element, submissions must utilize some form of traditional print media (Lithography, Relief, Intaglio, Screenprinting, Monotype, Collograph)
  • Individual artworks may not exceed 8 feet (96 inches / 243 centimeters) in any direction
  • Three-dimensional work may be submitted
  • Prints will be displayed unframed behind glass cut to paper size (unless otherwise specified by the artist)
  • Each artist may submit 1-3 images for consideration (including detail images)

Website link for more information: https://www.highpointprintmaking.org/calendar/2018/2/16/stand-out-prints

Apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5150

About: Highpoint Center for Printmaking is dedicated to advancing the art of printmaking. Its goals are to provide educational programs, community access, and collaborative publishing opportunities to engage the public and increase the appreciation and understanding of the printmaking arts.

Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

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Arts Benicia (CA), National Call for Glass Artists, Cutting Edge: Nontraditional Glass

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Deadline: June 10th, 2018, 11:59pm MST

From their call:  Complicated, amorphous, intimidating, ancient, and finicky, glass as an art material is as manifold in its adaptability as in its appearance. All forms and methods of hot or cold glass will be considered, including blown, cast, cut, lamp worked, laminated, cold fused, sculpted, and slumped. Mixed media object-based work must be no less than 60% glass. Video and audio submissions and installation works that are strongly focused on glass as a material are welcomed, but please note the gallery lacks an immersive darkened room.

Arts Benicia gallery can accommodate work from tiny to life-size, and even certain monumental scale works. If your artwork requires electrical access, has dedicated lighting, or is monumental or an installation work, please email lisa@artsbenicia.org with details and wait for a response before applying. Entry fee.

Jurors: Carrie Lederer has been Curator of Exhibitions at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek for more than two decades, previously working for the Falkirk Cultural Center and the Oakland Museum Association, and managing Walnut Creek’s Public Arts Program. Mary B. White holds an MFA from California College of the Arts as well as a BFA in ceramics and a teaching credential. A Fulbright Scholar, she helped start the Crucible glass department in Oakland, and for more than twenty years was in charge of the glass areas, graduate and undergraduate, at San Jose State University.

Sales: Artists receive 60% on the sale of their work.

Website link for more detailed information: https://artsbenicia.org/cutting-edge/

Link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5298

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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