The City of San José (CA) Public Art Program and Environmental Services Department, Request for Qualifications: Co-Generation Plant Public Art Project

The City of San José (CA) Public Art Program and Environmental Services Department, Request for Qualifications: Co-Generation Plant Public Art Project

Deadline: October 23rd, 2017, 11:59pm MST

The City of San José (City) Public Art Program and Environmental Services Department are seeking an experienced artist, or artist-led team to develop an artwork related to the new Co-Generation Plant, located at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. This artwork will be a public-facing feature screening the four (4) 50-foot-high emissions treatment exhaust stacks.  Artists are asked to submit qualifications to design, fabricate, and install an artwork that serves to screen the Co-Generation equipment. Artist may decide to work with the base-project designed perforated metal screening system or consider a more 3-dimensional approach. It is also an opportunity to contribute to and promote ESD’s sustainability goals for the RFQ by incorporating functional energy producing elements.

Project Budget: The budget, for artwork design, fabrication and installation is $300,000.

Artist Eligibility: This opportunity is open to individual artists or artist-led teams working and living in the United States. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications. If submitting as a team, a professional artist must be the lead team member.

Artists currently under contract for an art project with the City of San José Public Art Program are not eligible to apply for this project unless their current project will be complete by September 2017, or the project is currently suspended with no proposed re-activation date.

Link for more detailed information and to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4717

Full details of the call and site images: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/71885

Website link: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=4196

 

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Pilchuck Glass School (WA), Call for Applicants: 2018 John H. Hauberg Fellowship

Pilchuck Glass School

Pilchuck Glass School (WA), Call for Applicants: 2018 John H. Hauberg Fellowship

Deadline: October 26th, 2017

Residency Dates: April 25th to May 11th, 2018

Named for Pilchuck co-founder John H. Hauberg (1916–2002)—philanthropist, art collector, and important patron of artists—the fellowship was established to encourage collaboration among a group of outstanding artists.

Groups of up to six members are invited to submit an application to utilize the Pilchuck studios and campus environment for research and development of artwork based on a common theme or a collaborative project.

Group members provide technical support for each other in the exploration of new working methods and engage in critical dialogue. Visual artists in all media as well as writers, poets, art critics, and curators are encouraged to apply; however, if proposing to use glassmaking equipment, some members of the group must have previous experience with Pilchuck’s facilities, as limited technical assistance is available.

Open studio space and access to Pilchuck’s Mold & Kiln Shop, Cold Shop, Print Shop, and Wood & Metals Shop is provided. During this time, Pilchuck’s hot glass facilities are being used for production, and therefore no hot glassworking is available. Hauberg Fellows are provided living accommodations, meals, and limited supplies. Reimbursement for travel costs and honorarium are not provided.

Website link: http://www.pilchuck.com/residencies/hauberg

Application Instructions for the 2018 Fellowship (PDF): http://www.pilchuck.com/clientuploads/documents/2018_John_H_Hauberg_Application_Instructions.pdf

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

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Santo Foundation (TX), International Call for Applicants: Individual Artist Awards 2017

Untitled-1Santo Foundation (TX), International Call for Applicants: Individual Artist Awards 2017

Deadline: October 31st, 2017

$20,000. Awarded to Visual Artists:  Three artists will be selected to each receive $5,000. Five additional awards of $1,000. each will also be awarded

The Santo Foundation is pleased to announce our 2017 Distinguished Juror, Elyse A. Gonzales. Elyse A. Gonzales is Assistant Director and Curator of Exhibitions at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara where she has worked since 2008.

Funds are to be used at the artist’s discretion with no follow up material required. Graduate School candidates are eligible as well as emerging, mid-career and mature artists. All mediums are welcome. This is an International call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of country, state or residency status. All mediums of visual art are eligible including audio, video and performance. Limit video segments to 3 minutes. Please do not submit other materials. There is a nominal application fee of $40.00 USD

For more detailed information on the jurors and link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4653

Website: https://santofoundation.org/

About: The Santo Foundation was established to recognize and assist the careers of individual artists. Our mission is to provide assistance directly to artists in the form of individual monetary awards, travel stipends, exhibitions and speaker honorariums. We increase the sustainability of artists further by providing subsidized work space. The challenges facing contemporary visual artists are significant and their success and sustainability remains vital to our cultural heritage.

The Santo Foundation, 4033 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

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Art & Pancakes, October 22nd, 2017

Art news to savor on your Sunday morning…enjoy.

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Root Division (CA), Open Call for Artists: Let Me Be A Witness

Root DivisionRoot Division (CA), Open Call for Artists: Let Me Be A Witness

Deadline: November 30th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST

From their call: Root Division invites artists to submit work for Let Me Be A Witness, to be presented at Root Division in San Francisco, California in March 2018.

Let Me Be A Witness is an exhibition of work that might be described as “witness art.” Witness art is distinct in its qualities of observation, research, and as a respond to specific events in the world. At times humorous and personal, and other times dire and political, Let Me Be A Witness invites artist to submit work in all genres and media.

From Tumblr photo blogs of daily routines to the activism of Black Lives Matter, the act of witnessing via social media has become a catalyst of social change by transforming passive observation to something bigger than the individual observer. Drawing the title from a traditional response of African-American church-goers’ call to testify, Let Me Be a Witness will exhibit work that reflect a variety of topics that might otherwise never see the light of day. The curation will focus on art that ranges from the personal art-as-memoir to the socially conscious and political.

This call for entries is meant to complete a show that currently includes the work of Glenna Cole Allee, Amy Balkin, Shannon Carey, Cheryl Derricotte, Rodney Ewing, Lauren Hartman, William Rhodes, and Brandon Tauszik.

Website link for submission guidelines: https://rootdivision.org/open-call-exhibition/open-call-let-me-be-witness

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

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Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, International Call for Artists: The 33rd Annual Tallahassee International Juried Competition

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, International Call for Artists: The 33rd Annual Tallahassee International Juried Competition

Deadline: February 14th, 2018

The Tallahassee International is an annual juried competition open to artists worldwide 18 years of age or older with all media eligible for consideration. Juried by selected faculty from the Florida State University College of Fine Arts. First prize is $1000, second prize is $500 and a color catalog is produced. The entry fee is $20 for 2 works. Only one entry per person.  The exhibition is scheduled for August 27th – September 30th, 2018.

For two-dimensional pieces provide one (1) image per work. For three-dimensional and installation pieces artists may provide two (2) images per work—a front and rear view or an overall view and a detail. Video based media submissions are eligible for consideration but must be in Quicktime or Windows Media Player format, and should be no longer than a two-minute trailer. No SASE is necessary-CD’s will not be returned.
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Photographic Center Northwest & King County Metro (WA), International Call for Entries, Photomural Public Art Call: City Panorama

Photographic Center Northwest & King County Metro (WA), International Call for Entries, Photomural Public Art Call: City Panorama

Deadline: October 29th, 2017

From their call:  Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW), King County Metro and Youth in Focus are looking for inspiring images to be installed as public art on King County Metro bus shelters through public art project, City Panorama. The theme for 2017 City Panorama is open, so creativity is king! Photographs will be printed on 2’ high x 8′ wide wooden panels and will remain installed in King County Metro shelters for up to 10 years. Many photographers don’t necessarily shoot in a panoramic format, but you can crop your work to fit the 4:1 ratio. Take a slice out of your image – or stitch several images together, tile, collage… This is great opportunity to be creative – and do something unique with your work! Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of jurors from Metro, PCNW and Youth in Focus. Chosen photographs are prominently displayed throughout Seattle and greater King County.

The City Panorama Project began in 2010 when King County Metro, WA partnered with PCNW to expand the public art scene in Seattle and other cities in King County. As a way to incorporate art into everyday life, to beautify Seattle and other cities served by Metro, and to make new perspectives and ideas available to all, the City Panorama Project seeks photographic artwork that will accomplish these objectives while increasing the visibility of the photographic arts. The majority of King County’s bus service and bus shelters are located in the City of Seattle.

Project Guidelines:

  • Avoid large blocks of color/negative space (to avoid graffiti on your image)
  • Image themes and subjects should be appropriate for all age groups (PG-13)
  • In general, themes and subjects should be appropriate for exhibiting as public art
  • Your name and the title of your image will appear next to the image along with PCNW, King County, Youth in Focus and 4Culture logos
  • You may tile, collage, crop or stitch together images to create the final panoramic file.
  • Click here for inspiration to see examples of past murals.
  • ALL images will be considered. The final selection will be made by the Metro, PCNW and Youth in Focus jurors

For more detailed information, submission guidelines, size and to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4672

Photographic Center Northwest website: http://pcnw.org/gallery/city-panorama-2017/

 

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City of Navasota & The Arts Council of Brazos Valley (TX), International Call for Applicants: Navasota Artist in Residency Spring 2018, with stipend

City of Navasota & The Arts Council of Brazos Valley (TX), International Call for Applicants: Navasota Artist in Residency Spring 2018, with stipend

Deadline: December 10th, 2017

The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live and work in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas which includes living and studio space for each of the three participating artist as well as a retail gallery space. The term of each residency is roughly six (6) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and live/work space free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work. Each artist will also receive a one-time $600 stipend at the beginning of the residency to assist with supply purchases.

Who is Eligible?

  • Any artist is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be artists who concentrate in one of the following areas: 2-D Mixed Media, 3-D Mixed Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Literature, Music, Painting, Poetry, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Digital Media
  • Applicants must be available to live in Navasota for the entire six (6) month term of the residency. Applicants must be fluent in English, have reliable transportation they will bring with them, and be eligible to live in the United States for the entire term of the residency program

Teaching Opportunities: The City of Navasota and The Arts Council may have paid teaching opportunities available for participating artists.  

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4789

 

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The Center for Fine Art Photography (CO), International Call for Entries: Open Theme, Portfolio ShowCase 11

CFAPThe Center for Fine Art Photography (CO), International Call for Entries: Open Theme, Portfolio ShowCase 11

Deadline: November 29th, 2017

Open Theme: Each submitted portfolio is evaluated as a cohesive body of work. One artist will be selected to receive the $1,000 ShowCase Award and be offered a solo exhibition at C4FAP. Ten photographers will be chosen to have their twelve-image portfolios published in the Center’s annual Portfolio ShowCase publication. There will be an accompanying online exhibition with links to artist’s websites. In addition, two selected images from each artist will be exhibited at The Center for Fine Art Photography in the Portfolio ShowCase Group Exhibition.

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.

Juror: Cathy Kimball is the Executive Director of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and is responsible for artistic programming.

Entry fee.

All selected artists’ work will be exhibited at our space and in the Online Exhibition complete with artist website links and have their work Included in the Portfolio ShowCase 11 publication. C4FAP also provides professional installation images, event Press Release and social media promotions with an audience of 180,000+ followers internationally. All artists and friends are welcome to celebrate the exhibition with us at the Reception.

Website link: https://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/portfolio-showcase-11/

The Center for Fine Art Photography is located in the Poudre River Arts Center, Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NY), National Call for Applicants: Emergency Grants

Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NY), National Call for Applicants: Emergency Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

In keeping with Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, applicants must demonstrate that their artistic practice falls within this context. Created in 1993, Emergency Grants provides prompt funding for innovative visual and performing artists who:

  • Have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding
  • Incur unexpected or un-budgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates

Emergency Grants is the only active, multi-disciplinary program that offers immediate assistance of this kind to artists living and working anywhere in the United States, for projects occurring in the U.S. and abroad. Grants range in amount from $200 to $2,500.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be living in the United States or U.S. territories and have a U.S. Tax ID Number (SSN, EIN, ITIN)
  • Applicants must have committed performance or exhibition opportunities, providing specific dates at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be individual artists, or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.
  • Students (high school, undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D., doctoral candidates, and other students enrolled in any degree program at the time of application) are not eligible to apply.
  • Successful applicants to the Emergency Grants program may not reapply for three years from the date of their past award.
  • Similarly, Grants to Artists recipients may not apply for three years from the date of their award.
  • Applicants may not reapply for a project for which they have previously been denied.

Emergency Grant applications are reviewed mid-month, every month by a volunteer committee of established artists. We recommend applying within 6-8 weeks of your performance or exhibition date. You should apply no sooner than 8 weeks prior to when funding is needed, due to the program’s last-minute focus.

If you require funding in six-eight weeks, you may submit an Emergency Grants application without timeline confirmation.

If you require funding in less than six weeks, you may optionally contact FCA before submitting for confirmation that your timeline falls within a month’s grants cycle.

If you require funding in less than two weeks, please contact FCA prior to applying to confirm we are able to consider your application in the upcoming panel meeting.

For full details, guidelines, and link to apply: http://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants

About: In 1963 Jasper Johns and John Cage established the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts based on the belief that visual artists – painters and sculptors – were sufficiently concerned about the state of the performance arts – dance, theatre and music – enough so to donate artwork to benefit performing artists. Marcel Duchamp, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Saul Steinberg and Andy Warhol were among the sixty-seven artists who contributed to the Foundation’s historic first benefit exhibition—the first fund-raising benefit of this kind. Proceeds from sales enabled the Foundation to launch a significant program of assistance to performing artists who were engaged in work of a contemporary nature. To date, over 900 visual artists have supported the Foundation’s grants programs with major gifts of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints contributed for benefit exhibitions held over the years.

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Barrett Art Center (NY), National Call for Entries: Photowork 2018, 31st Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition

Barrett Art Center (NY), National Call for Entries: Photowork 2018, 31st Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition

Deadline: December 4th, 2017

Photowork is an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States and jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field. Photowork celebrates its 31st year in 2018, and BAC is proud to welcome 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer R. Jason Wambsgans as this year’s juror.

The show embraces reinvention, wherein artists provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in dynamic imagery. The show celebrates photography’s role as fine art and prescient social commentary. Winners in the past have spanned the gamut of photographic output from small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, chromogenic prints, and everything in between.

Awards: $1,000 Juror’s Prize, $250 Second Prize, $125 Third Prize

To apply and for more detailed information via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4781

Website: http://www.barrettartcenter.org/calls-for-entry/

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Sublime/Transcendent: Mickalene Thomas

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 Mickalene Thomas

Girlfriends and Lovers, 2008, Rhinestones, acrylic, enamel on wood panel, 108″ x 144″

http://www.mickalenethomas.com/

 

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Asia Art Archive, International Open Call for Submissions: The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2017

Asia Art Archive, International Open Call for Submissions: The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2017

Deadline: November 26th, 2017

Asia Art Archive (AAA) announces a call for proposals for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant. With support from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the grant offers one-year fellowships to up to three individuals to study AAA’s Collection and develop historical research projects on topics relating to contemporary art in Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong.

With a panel of judges, including curators and scholars in the field, AAA will assess applicants based on their knowledge of contemporary art in the Greater China region, relevant experience in the field, proposed methodology, and feasibility of the proposed research.

Scope: Applicants are welcome to draw on AAA’s extensive collection of primary source documents from the Greater China region, and are encouraged to propose their own topics. Applicants can develop research proposals that explore specific periods of time, themes, or phenomena in contemporary art from a broad Chinese context.

Eligible applicants: Postgraduates (including pre-doctoral fellows) with a research focus on contemporary art or Greater China studies, and independent scholars and writers with solid research and publication track records.

Project completion: The selected projects are expected to begin in March 2018 and to complete by March 2019. The top grantee will be required to submit interim reports updating AAA on his or her progress. Upon completion, the top grantee must submit to AAA all documents and original materials collected during the course of the project, a written paper, a complete bibliography, and an inventory of collected materials. The project will conclude with two public presentations by the grantee in 2019 (one at AAA in Hong Kong).

Runners-up will be required to submit a final paper and give a public presentation in Hong Kong or their relevant city.

Applicants are required to provide tentative timelines for the project.

Budget: AAA will award 15,000 USD (approx. 120,000 HKD) to the top grantee. Budgets should allow for a two-month residency in Hong Kong; research trips to Mainland China, Taiwan, and/or Macau during the residency; and acquisition of new materials.

Up to two runners-up will be awarded 5,000 USD (approx. 40,000 HKD) each for their research projects.

Applicants are required to provide line item budgets with their proposals.

Website link: https://aaa.org.hk/en/programmes/programmes/open-call-for-the-robert-h-n-ho-family-foundation-greater-china-research-grant-2017/period/current-upcomoing

 

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Artlink (IN), National Call for Entries: 38th National Print Exhibition

Artlink (IN), National Call for Entries: 38th National Print Exhibition

Deadline: January 26th, 2018

Artlink is pleased to present the 38th National Print Exhibition. This exhibition will feature contemporary printmakers working in all printmaking mediums, including intaglio, lithographs, relief, screenprints, monoprints, letterpress, artist books, digital prints and print installations. Only limited edition, fine art prints will be accepted. Prints must have been created within the last two years and not have been previously exhibited at Artlink. Reproduction prints will not be accepted. This exhibition will be juried by Liz Maugans. Cash awards. Entry fee.

All prints must be ready for installation upon delivery and professionally presented. No saw-tooth hangers will be accepted. Wall-hanging works must be ready to hang with wire. All prints must be framed with plexiglass, except for hand-delivered work under 22″ x 30″. There is a size limit for all two-dimensional works of 54″ x 54″ and three-dimensional works of 54″ x 54″ 54″. If your work requires special installation instructions, please contact madison@artlinkfw.com prior to the submission deadline. Identification labels with artist name and title should be attached to the back of the work.
Sales: All artwork sales are subject to a 35% sales fee.
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About: Artlink is a creative arts center that invests in opportunities for diverse visual artists and engages the regional community. Artlink is located in the Auer Center for Arts & Culture at 300 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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Art & Pancakes, October 15th, 2017

Art news for your Sunday morning.

Wildfire Threatens NorCal Arts Organizations, Events Canceled   Link

Housebuilders appropriate art to sell luxury homes at the expense of local artists and communities. But now there’s a fightback over ‘artwashing’   Link

The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde   Link

Former Directors Voice ‘Deep Disappointment’ With Artist Pension Trust (APT) as Tensions Mount With Artists   Link

What artists really think of each other’s work: Lucian Freud was rude about David Hockney’s work – but their tiff barely compares to those of the old masters    Link

Artist Omer Fast’s Take on Chinatown Angers Community Organizations   Link

San Francisco Begins Process of Removing “Early Days” Statue   Link

Seeing Japan Through the Eyes of Frank Lloyd Wright   Link

Bodleian Libraries digitized over 100 photographs by 19th-century photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, who brought a dreamy softness to her images.   Link

Museums Are Angry About Trump’s Withdrawal From UNESCO—But What Does It Really Mean?  Link

Kara Walker’s Show is a Painful, Necessary Reminder That US Culture Wars Never Ended   Link

15 Facts About Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers   Link

Major Conceptual Artwork Is at the Heart of a Lawsuit Between Dueling Foundations: Who is the rightful owner of The Mechanism of Meaning by the late artists Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins?  Link

How Globalization Changed China and Its Art   Link

How you can help people affected by the North Bay fires (or get help if you are an evacuee)   Link   Please give/help/donate #Sonoma #SantaRosa #Napa #Mendocino #CaliforniaStrong

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Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation (JP), International Call for Applicants: Socially Engaged Art Support Grant

Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation (JP), International Call for Applicants: Socially Engaged Art Support Grant

Deadline: October 22nd, 2017, 6pm Japan Time

From their call: Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation was founded on February 15, 2017, aiming to building a better society by enhancing people’s creativity and imagination with cultural art. The foundation will support activities of artists with remarkable talent, and aspires to further facilitate the creativeness and innovation of cultural art by ascending and developing cultural art that have been fostered so far.

Kawamura Arts and Cultural Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new grant supporting projects categorized as Socially Engaged Art.

Now at a time where the world is facing drastic changes, one of the major issues in contemporary art is how it displays creativity through relationship with the society. Many artists decide to take the path of proactively interposing themselves into communities and exerting their artistic abilities in the society.

Socially Engaged Art Support Grant will support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society. This would further enhance in-depth relationships between art culture and the society and will contribute in cultivating higher cultural developments in Japan.

Open to all age ranges and nationalities, the foundation proactively welcomes applications from around the globe.

Grant Overview:
Number of grantees: One
Grant amount: Maximum of five million JPY. Grant will be paid in divided terms.
Grant period: From April 1st, 2018 through March 31st, 2019
Application deadline: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, 6pm Japan Time

Selection Committee:
Yuji Akimoto (Director of The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Yasuyo Kudo (Administrative Director, ART & SOCIETY RESEACH CENTER)
Kenji Kubota (Independent Curator)
Tadasu Takamine (artist / Associate Professor of Akita University of Art)
Yoshitaka Mori (Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Global Arts)

Website link for guidelines and more detailed information: http://www.kacf.jp/guideline.html?lang=en

 

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San Diego Commission for Art and Culture (CA), Request for Qualifications from California/Baja California Artists for Public Art, here comes the neighborhood: San Ysidro

San Diego Commission for Art and Culture (CA), Request for Qualifications from California/Baja California Artists for Public Art, here comes the neighborhood: San Ysidro

Deadline: November 16th, 2017, 4:00pm PST

The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for here comes the neighborhood: San Ysidro.  Artists are sought to design, fabricate and transport permanent site-specific artworks for the San Ysidro neighborhood of San Diego and consult during installation of artworks at the sites by the City.

Art Budget: Up to three artists/artist teams will each receive a budget of approximately $40,000 

Eligibility: Any artist or artist team legally residing in California or Baja California and authorized to work in the U.S.

Non-mandatory Pre-submittal Meeting:  October 25th, 2017, at 9:00 AM at Executive Complex, 14th Floor Large Conference Room, 1010 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

To learn more about the opportunity and how to apply visit: http://www.sandiego.gov/arts-culture/publicart/artistopps.shtml

 

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The Puffin Foundation (NJ), National Call for Applicants: 2018 Grants for Artists (Music, Photography, & Theater)

The Puffin Foundation (NJ), National Call for Applicants: 2018 Grants for Artists (Music, Photography, & Theater)

Request period for application form: September 1st, 2017 to December 15th, 2017

Completed application packet return period: November 1st, 2017 to December 30th, 2017 postmarked by midnight

1.) To apply, you must first request an application form by December 15th, 2017. Application forms are not available electronically, but can be requested by sending a SASE (#10 business letter sized, self-addressed stamped envelope) to the address below.

Please send a SASE (#10 self-addressed stamped envelope, approximately 9 1/2 inches across and 4 1/4 inch tall) to: Puffin Foundation Ltd., Application Request, 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

2.) Once the application form has been received by the applicant, then follow the directions in the application packet to apply for the grant. Completed applications for the 2018 cycle will be accepted from November 1st until the deadline of December 30th, 2017 postmarked by midnight.  Applications postmarked after this date will not be reviewed.

The Foundation requests that previous grantees allow a one-year hiatus prior to reapplication.  This allows our grants to be available to an even wider number of applicants.  Applicants may only submit one proposal per year.

Grants from the Puffin Foundation, Ltd. can only be awarded to permanent residents and citizens of the United States. U.S. citizens whose projects encompass work in other countries are still eligible to apply.

We are not able to provide status reports about the disposition of submitted applications, so PLEASE do not call seeking such information. Applicants will be notified on an ongoing basis about the decision on their application from January 15th through early June.

The Foundation does not have the means to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books.  Average grants are approximately $1,250.  The maximum grant size is $2,500.  Please note that organizations with an annual budget of more than $500,000 and any project whose total budget exceeds $250,000 are not eligible for funding.

For the upcoming 2018 cycle we will review grants only in the following fields:  Music, Photography, and Theater.  Projects in other disciplines will not be considered.  The primary focus of your proposal must be music, photography, or theater.  For example, please do not apply for a fine art or video component of a theater project, or apply for a musical score for a video work.

Website link: http://www.puffinfoundation.org/grants-info/faq.html

 

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Morris Graves Museum of Art (CA), Call for Proposals: 2019 – 2020 Exhibition Schedule

Morris Graves Museum of Art (CA), Call for Proposals: 2019 – 2020 Exhibition Schedule

Deadline: December 31st, 2017

An Exhibition Selection Committee meets once a year to review the proposals that have been received and which adhere to the evaluation criteria and artist responsibilities outlined below.  During the first quarter of 2018, the committee will review proposals for the 2019 and 2020 exhibition calendars. All exhibition proposals must be postmarked by December 31st, 2017.

Proposal Evaluation:  The Exhibition Selection Committee will evaluate exhibition proposals from artists or groups of artists based on the following criteria:

1. Diversity: The proposal is a reflection of current multicultural and diverse  art and art-making strategies that exist today.
2. Professionalism:  The artist(s) are professionals whose resume reflects exhibitions and other professional activities on a regional, national or international level.
3. Innovation: The proposal makes innovative use of concepts, materials, themes and space.
4. Community Engagement: Special consideration will be given to proposals that promote community engagement through interactive or educational activities associated with the exhibition.
5. Contemporary and Historical Relevance: The proposal demonstrates an awareness of contemporary and historical art movements and challenges an audience’s perception of “What is art?”.

Proposal Specifications: The HAC will only return proposals which include self-addressed, pre-paid packaging. The following must be included in the proposal:
1. Cover Letter: A printed cover letter stating the following:
A. Title and intent of the exhibition
B. Materials/media used in the artwork
C. General description of the artwork
D. Month for Exhibition: A preferable and alternate month for the exhibition.
2.  Images:
A.  Maximum of ten images per proposal (not per artist), representative of the proposed exhibition.
B. Images must be submitted as jpgs with a size of at least 1024 x 768 pixels. Do not submit images embedded in PowerPoint.
C. A printed list indicating maker, title, media, date, dimensions and insurance value of each object.
3.  Resume:  A printed résumé which includes all previous exhibitions and related experience for each artist in the exhibition proposal.

Notification:  Artists will receive an e-mail notification of acceptance or denial prior to March 1st, 2015
Alternative Exhibition: The Committee may wish to exhibit an artist’s work with other complementary artists in a group exhibition; however, this decision will be dependent upon the approval of the participating artists prior to the scheduling of the exhibition.

Send proposals to:  Jemima Harr, Executive Director Humboldt Arts Council, Curator Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F Street, Eureka CA 95501
Phone: (707) 442-0278 ex. 205
E-mail: jemima@humboldtarts.org

Website link: http://humboldtarts.org/exhibition-proposal

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Open Engagement 2018 (NY), International Call for Proposals: SUSTAINABILITY

Open Engagement 2018 (NY), International Call for Proposals: SUSTAINABILITY

Deadline: October 31st, 2017, midnight PST

From their call:  2018 will mark the tenth Open Engagement (OE) conference. OE is dedicated to expanding the dialogue around, and creating a site of care for, the field of socially engaged art. OE supports radical imagination, nourishes partnerships, and illuminates pathways to creative change. This grassroots, artist-led conference has evolved into an unparalleled hub for practitioners and audiences to assemble. As the conference embarks on exploring the theme of SUSTAINABILITY in 2018, we are announcing that this will be the final year of the conference in its current form.

We are currently accepting proposals for Open Engagement 2018. Local, national, and international artists, activists, academics, cultural producers, administrators, curators, educators, writers, thinkers, doers, and makers of all ages with a vested interest in art and social practice are encouraged to propose programming through our free call.

Open Engagement 2018 – SUSTAINABILITY will take place May 11th – 13th at the Queens Museum and a constellation of sites throughout New York City. This year’s conference will feature presenters Lucy Lippard and Mel Chin. Both of their longstanding, diverse practices have touched on themes of sustainability ranging from micro to global scales, and have covered issues of equality, place, justice, health, and access.

OE supports emerging and established artists and organizers, highlights the voices of students alongside professionals, and posits large-scale public institutions in conversation with DIY initiatives. Proposals can address this year’s theme of SUSTAINABILITY, or the field of socially engaged art more broadly. We invite you to share your works-in-progress, failures, and successes. We are also accepting site-specific proposals that take place inside of Queen Museum’s Panorama of the City of New York or Relief Map of the New York City Watershed. Proposals are reviewed by volunteer committees comprised of local and national partners, artists, activists, students, community members and scholars.

The Open Engagement team works to honor and support multiple methods of discourse and dialogue, myriad forms of knowledge and knowledge-sharing. We embrace non-traditional conference forms. We prioritize marginal and radical perspectives. Open Engagement aspires to maximize accessibility for all. Conference presenters are not charged to present or attend.

Open Engagement 2018 – SUSTAINABILITY marks the final chapter of a three-year narrative, beginning with POWER in Oakland, and followed by JUSTICE in Chicago.

Website link: http://openengagement.info/apply/

Information: http://openengagement.info/

 

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Piedmont Center for the Arts (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area* Artists: 5th Annual Juried Art Show

2686Piedmont Center for the Arts (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area* Artists: 5th Annual Juried Art Show

Deadline: November 6th, 2017, 9:00pm PST

*Eligibility: Artists must reside/work within the nine counties of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area- Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

The 5th Annual Juried Art Show presented by The Piedmont Center for the Arts is a juried art exhibition selected from submissions highlighting a large variety of contemporary 2-dimenional works by San Francisco Bay Area artists.  Featuring original art created within the past two years, 35 pieces will be selected by guest jurors Carin Adams, Oakland Museum of California, Associate Curator, Art and Material Culture and Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Thanks to the courtesy of the John P. Thornborrow Memorial Endowment Fund, total cash awards of $4,000 allocated to juror-designated award winners will be presented during the opening reception on Friday, January 12th, 2018.

Cash awards: 1st place – $2,500, 2nd – $1,000, 3rd- $500 plus Honorable Mentions.  The Center does not take a commission for art works sold through the show but a 10% voluntary donation is suggested.

All artwork must have been created within the past 2 years.  Artists can submit a maximum of three (3) images.  Entry fee is $40.  ONLY 2 dimensional media will be accepted, including photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, printmaking, all paintings and drawings including oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, watercolor, graphite.

Size parameters: Size of finished work to be a maximum of 36” x 48” including frame, and maximum weight of 30 lbs. Work is to be installation ready; 2-D work must be framed or prepared and ready for hanging, FLAT D-RING HARDWARE with opening 3/16” or larger, placed 2-4” from top, wire not visible. NO saw-tooth hangers or protruding screw eyes will be accepted. Work must be clean, frames in good condition, use Plexiglas only (no glass). Unframed canvas and panels must have gallery finished sides; no staples visible. No wet paintings. Photography must be limited edition prints, matted and framed under Plexiglas. Artwork not adequately prepared will not be accepted into exhibition.

Website link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4565

Piedmont Center for the Arts website: http://www.piedmontcenterforthearts.org/

About: The Piedmont Center for the Arts is dedicated to coalescing the arts communities of Piedmont and around the San Francisco Bay Area.  The Center offers an affordable rental venue where artists from the musical, performing, visual and literary arts have a physical space to perform and display their works of art, and where members of the Piedmont community can gather to experience these creations. The Center is centrally located in Piedmont at 801 Magnolia Avenue.

 

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Call for Applicants: Spring 2018 Artist in Residence Program, with honorarium

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Call for Applicants: Spring 2018 Artist in Residence Program, with honorarium

Deadline: October 13th, 2017

The Department of Art at the University of Nevada Las Vegas invites applications for its Spring Artist in Residence Program. Two eight-week terms are available: January 16th to March 16th (session 1) and March 19th to May 11th (session 2).

The successful candidates will remain in residence throughout their sessions. Responsibilities for each term include teaching one undergraduate and one graduate course; participation in group critiques, and performing individual studio visits. We welcome applicants whose practices and teaching proposals complement our strong offerings in studio arts and art history.

Studio space, as well as a $10,000 USD honorarium, will be provided for each position. Travel to and from Las Vegas, lodging, and other expenses are not included, and will be the responsibility of the successful applicant. Payment is made upon completion of services.

With over 29,000 students and 14 colleges and professional schools, the University of Nevada Las Vegas is the premier research institution in this dynamic metropolitan area and stunning desert region. The UNLV Art Department offers BA, BFA and MFA degrees in Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking and Painting/Drawing, the BA degree in Art History, and a BS in Graphic Design & Media. The department serves over 600 undergraduate majors, as well as 12 graduate students in our selective MFA program. Visiting artists in the past several years have included Letha Wilson, Carter Mull, Lucky DeBellevue, Miljohn Ruperto, Deborah Aschheim, and David Gilbert.

Applicants should be actively engaged in contemporary artistic practice, and show evidence of a continuing national or international exhibition record. Applications from practitioners of studio disciplines. Writers, critics, and art historians are also encouraged to apply. MA, MFA, PhD or equivalent terminal degree required.

To apply, submit the following by October 13th, 2017 as a single PDF to artstudentworker@unlv.edu:
–Cover letter
–Artist statement
–Teaching philosophy
–CV
–Artist portfolio: ten images from the recent works described with size and medium; art historians and writers: submit 10–15 pages writing sample
–Course descriptions for undergraduate (instructional) and graduate (critique-seminar) classes, and
–List of three references with contact information.

Please indicate your session preference in your cover letter.

Review of applications will begin October 16th, 2016. Complete applications submitted by this date will receive full consideration. Notifications for successful applicants will be made on or around November 3rd, 2017.

Due to the volume of submissions, application materials will not be returned.

UNLV Art Department Website: http://art.unlv.edu/index.html

UNLV is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering diversity within faculty and student population, and we encourage applications from women and minority candidates.

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

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 Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Call on Water, 2016, Ultrasonic atomizers, aluminium and steel basin, custom electronics,
computer, water

http://www.lozano-hemmer.com/

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apexart (NY), Open Call for Submissions: Group Exhibitions 2018 – 2019

apexapexart (NY), Open Call for Submissions: Group Exhibitions 2018 – 2019

Deadlines: October 31st, 2017 11:59pm EST for NYC exhibitions
February 28th, 2018 11:59pm EST for exhibitions outside of NYC

From their call: Three top rated proposals will become exhibitions presented at apexart in New York City as part of its 2018 – 2019 program season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level, art world involvement, and location, are invited to submit ideas online. There are no fees associated.

•   The Submission Process: Proposals should describe focused, idea-driven, and original group exhibitions. They cannot exceed 500 words and must be written in English.*  No biographical information, CVs, links, or images accepted – just describe the exhibition you want to create using 500 words or less as effectively as possible. Projects are judged by the strength of the exhibition idea and the organizer’s ability to communicate it.

•   The Selection Process: apexart exhibitions attempt to expand the selection process by making it as democratic and meritocratic as possible. A diverse and changing jury of 200 people from around the world participate in a crowdsourced voting process. Each juror receives a dedicated login to read and register votes online for 50 or more proposals. Proposals are anonymous, reordered, and all receive equal consideration by the jury.

•   The Results: The organizers of the three top rated proposals are notified that their exhibitions will be part of apexart’s upcoming season. The organizers/curators are allotted a $10,000 budget to produce an apexart exhibition and accompanying public programming. The organizer/curator receives a $2,000 honorarium at the conclusion of the exhibition for coordinating the exhibition and public programs, and writing the exhibition brochure essay. The guest organizers/curators work closely with the apexart team to turn their ideas into apexart exhibitions and retain the original concept.

Website link for more detailed information: https://apexart.org/opencalls.php

FAQ: https://apexart.org/opencalls/opencall-faqs.php

About: apexart is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit contemporary visual arts organization located in Lower Manhattan, New York City, NY.

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Triple Canopy (NY), Call for Proposals from Artists & Writers: Resentment

Triple Canopy (NY), Call for Proposals from Artists & Writers: Resentment

Deadline: October 18th, 2017, 11:59pm EST

The magazine invites proposals for new work to be developed by artists and writers in collaboration with Triple Canopy’s editors for inclusion in an upcoming issue devoted to resentment, which will launch in spring 2018 and continue publication for a year.Resentment is one of the predominant affects of our time. Much has been made of the expression and experience of resentment on the internet; more still of its fundamental role in the surge in right-wing populism—often construed as a creature of the digital realms—in the US and Europe, especially in terms of the role of class, media, race, and geography. But might this account be simplistic and partial, inasmuch as it casts resentment as the sole province of straight, white, and typically American men—as well as inherently excessive, selfish, and irresponsible as a feeling to possess and express? While not calling for a total recuperation of resentment, Triple Canopy is interested in exploring what resentment might unexpectedly engender and disclose.

The issue is animated by a number of questions, including: Who has a right to be resentful? What are the possibilities and limitations of resentment as a basis for describing a community, cultivating a public? How does resentment shape our speech and channel our attention? How is resentment stoked and policed, and how does it circulate among intimates and on larger scales? Can—or should—resentment be useful? How can the resentment that proliferates both online and offline be harnessed rather than suppressed in favor of more palatable emotions, especially by those marginalized peoples whose communities are under siege? What might an aesthetics of resentment reveal about the formal possibilities of the affect?

To apply:  Triple Canopy is looking for artists and writers with coherent proposals for projects that can be realized in one year or less. We are, as ever, in search of work that makes innovative, persuasive use of its own form and medium. While past publication or experience is not a prerequisite, successful applicants will demonstrate fluency in the field in which they wish to publish. We appreciate work that takes into account current discussions and debates but is not bound by them, work that is carefully crafted but not fixated on form. We invite artists and writers to submit proposals for projects that may or may not find their primary realization on the web; the following list, by no means exhaustive, enumerates some of the forms such projects might take:

Print broadsheet, poster, or pamphlet Book or ebook Digital project Software deployed outside of Triple Canopy’s website Public lecture or seminar Performance Exhibition or installation Commission recipients receive: Eight to twelve months of artistic, editorial, and technical support $2,000 honorarium. The opportunity to use Triple Canopy’s venue at 264 Canal Street for a performance or public event Coordination and production of any print publication or event Archiving of materials and long-term maintenance of any online version of the project by Triple Canopy in partnership with New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections.

Website link: https://www.canopycanopycanopy.com/contents/announcing-triple-canopys-2017-call-for-proposals

 

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Art & Pancakes, October 8th, 2017

A small dose of art news to ponder for your Sunday morning.

What’s the biggest question facing artists today?   Link

Marina Abramović Abandons $31 Million Performance Art Facility   Link

‘Radical Women’ at the Hammer Museum Is the Kind of Show That Art Critics Live For   Link

After 27 years in a warehouse, a once-censored mural by Artist Barbara Carrasco rises in L.A.’s Union Station   Link

Artist Sebastian Errazuriz Vandalizes Virtual Koons Sculpture, Questioning Silicon Valley’s Fake Public Space   Link

Artist-Built Environments to Rescue and Preserve:  How much does the long-term care of such projects cost, and who should pay for it?   Link

91 y.o. Woman Fills in Crossword Puzzle Artwork (1965 work by avant-garde artist Arthur Koepcke) and Then Claims Copyright   Link

Firm Behind “Fearless Girl” Statue Reaches $5M Settlement for Allegedly Underpaying Women and Minorities  Link

Guerrilla Flower Installations That Don’t Last Long at All   Link

Southeast Asia’s Activist Art Revolution “By challenging what they felt to be an outmoded, Western definition of fine art, these artists strove to create an interdisciplinary, non-elitist art system that designated contemporary art as a form of activism.”  Link

 

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Art Slant, International Open Enrollment Call: Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency, Winter Session 2018 in Paris, France, with stipend

Art Slant, International Open Enrollment Call: Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency, Winter Session 2018 in Paris, France, with stipend

Deadline: October 30th, 2017

Winter Residency period: February – March 2018

From their call: The Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency has been established in memory of ArtSlant’s Founder who passed away December, 2012. Georgia was dedicated to supporting and investing in artists and writers, and she had a deep connection with the city of Paris. This residency, which offers artists and writers the opportunity to create work in Paris, has been created in Georgia’s memory.

The goal of the Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris is to support and invest in artists and writers, to provide an opportunity for them to advance their work and explore and engage with the cultural landscape of Paris, to encourage experimentation and research, and to increase exposure of their work to an international audience.

The Residency is open to visual artists of all mediums, art writers and critics, 24 years or older. The selection will be made based on the merit of past work and the potential for future success, the ability to independently develop new work, and the proposed project’s relevance to the city of Paris. Recipients will be required to maintain a blog, which will be posted on ArtSlant.

The Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris provides the recipient with lodging for 2 months in an apartment in Paris, travel to and from Paris, and a stipend to be used for studio space, materials, and other costs.

Note: You must have at least a free profile on ArtSlant to apply.

Website link: https://www.artslant.com/par/foundation

 

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36th Symposium International D’art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul (FR), Call for Projects: Art & Politics

36th Symposium International D’art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul (FR), Call for Projects: Art & Politics

Deadline: December 1st, 2017

From their call: The philosopher Bernard Stiegler states: “Art is political: aesthetics are political and politics are aesthetic.” This notion dates back to Antiquity and remains even more incisive today. The 2018 International Symposium of Contemporary Art will follow the G7 Summit, another type of symposium, which will be held in June 2018 at La Malbaie a few kilometres from Baie-Saint-Paul. This is no ordinary situation. At the G7, the heads of states will have discussed, among other things, “the advancement of gender equality, the fight against climate change and the promotion of respect for diversity and inclusion.”

With the upheavals and armed conflicts that many regions of the planet are subjected to and to which we are the quasi-powerless witnesses since the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989), the events in Tiananmen Square (1989) and the attacks of September 11, 2001, and closer to us, the laborious process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and the reception of refugees, the context and the dynamics of global politics have been completely transformed. The Nation-States need to be redefined (as well as the UN), theocracies and repressive regimes are taking over the geopolitical scene, the globalised and relocatedeconomy has completely altered the labour market and modes of (over)consumption, unrestrained capitalism reigns–accentuating the gap between the rich and the poor, the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit) raises political and economic uncertainty in Europe and for refugees. Donald Trump’s election in the U.S.A.,the alternative facts that have become the rule and the rise in populism make us fear the worst. What will happen to the Paris Accord now that the U.S.A. and its climate sceptics have withdrawn from it? Terrorism and the radicalization of young people are hitting closer and closer to us. These are no longer distant phenomena that don’t concern us. How can we envisage a new paradigm without falling into the paranoia that propaganda is stirring up? Artists have the capacity to imagine ways of getting out of this dreadfully real chaos, ofmaking us emerge from the stagnation.They possess clear-sightedness and intuitive-ness that few of us have. For the younger generations, cynicism no longer seems an option. While we are brooding, without minimizing the situation that the world is now in, could we not, naively perhaps, bring “imagination to power?”, as it was envisioned in the 60’s, by the youth from Europe and North America?

All art disciplines are welcome. Here are just some areas of reflection,among many others, related to the theme:

  1. Censorship and the attack on freedom of speech and of artistic expression.
  2. Women used as weapons of war…
  3. Consequences of destroying part of humanity’s world heritage.
  4. Dystopia becoming reality.
  5. Lies, alternative facts and historical revisionism.
  6. Social networks, hacktivism and art.
  7. Stop the construction of walls between the nations and the welcoming of refugees.
  8. An art practice in areas of conflict.
  9. Can art really change the world?

Website link: https://symposiumbsp.com/en/call-for-projects/

 

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Northwest Art Center at Minot State University (ND), Call for Entries, Americas 2018: Paperworks

Northwest Art Center at Minot State University (ND), Call for Entries, Americas 2018: Paperworks

Deadline: November 1st, 2017

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: Cash and Purchase Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show.
Best of Show earns a solo exhibition in 2019 and an invitation to the Best of the Best exhibit.

Entry Procedure: A maximum of five entries are allowed per artist. Submit electronic images, a non-refundable entry fee payable in US dollars, and the completed entry form to Americas 2018: Paperworks.
Entry will not be accepted without the proper fee. Entry Fee: 2 entries/$30; Additional Entries: $5 each. (Include a $20 annual membership fee, and you may enter at the NAC Art Friends rate.) Members’ rate: 2 entries/$20; Additional Entries: $2 each

Website link: http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac/call-for-entries.shtml

Prospectus with detailed information and application form: http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac/_documents/pw_2018.pdf

Minot State University is located in Minot, North Dakota

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Soho Photo (NY), International Call for Entries: 2018 International Portfolio Competition

sohoSoho Photo (NY), International Call for Entries: 2018 International Portfolio Competition

Deadline: January 8th, 2018

From their call: Soho Photo International Portfolio Competition is an amazing opportunity to have an exhibition of your work at a New York City photography gallery. Soho Photo Gallery is awarding solo shows to three outstanding photographers. You are encouraged to submit a single body of work, expressing your distinct photographic vision, consisting of 12-15 images. Soho Photo Gallery shall receive a 30% commission for any sales. Reasonable efforts will be made to protect your work while it is in our possession, but you may want to provide your own insurance.

Jury Process: The jurors will make their initial selections based on digital submissions. Final selections will be based on prints.

Submission: This is an international competition open to all photographers age 18 years old or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.

Awards: A one-month exhibition will be awarded to each of three photographers selected by our panel of jurors. Pina Zangaro, makers of fine portfolio boxes provides customized boxes to each winner.

Winning Photographs: Winning photographs will be displayed unframed and unmatted. Maximum height or width for exhibited work cannot exceed 48 inches. Packing and delivery instructions will be emailed to winners.

Entry fee: $65.

Website link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4741

Prospectus: http://www.sohophoto.com/portfolio-competition/

SOHO PHOTO, 15 White Street, New York, NY 10013

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Parallel Studios (NM), International Call for Entries: CURRENTS 2018, New Media Festival

CurrentsNMParallel Studios (NM), International Call for Entries: CURRENTS 2018, New Media Festival 

Deadline: November 5th, 2017

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 2018 show, which will run from June 8th – 24th, 2018. CURRENTS is a non-profit organization, and does not charge admission to the festival. Some accepted artists are eligible for CURRENTS to cover the costs of shipping, travel, and lodging during the festival.

This Year’s Categories include: 

  • New Media Installations
  • Outdoor New Media Installations and Projections
  • Single Channel Video and Animation
  • Multimedia Performance
  • Experimental Documentary
  • Web-Art / Art-Gaming / Mobile Device Apps
  • Virtual Reality Environments
  • Robotics
  • Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing)
  • Interactive Installations for Children

Selected artists in the New Media Installation, Outdoor, Multimedia Performance, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and Installations for Children Categories will be considered for full lodging, travel, and shipping support.

Link to guidelines, more detailed information, and entry link to specific categories: https://currentsnewmedia.org/guidelines-2018/

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 fine art video installations, multimedia performances, single channel video, animation, digital dome programs, experimental documentary, web based/app art forms, architectural mapping, the oculus rift, robotics and 3D printing. Parallel Studios reaches out to local high and middle school students through its Youth Media Makers Program. All exhibitions and most events are free

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Sublime/Transcendent: Mayumi Suzuki

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 Mayumi Suzuki

Untitled, from The Restoration Will, 2015-2016, lambda Print, 11″ x 14″ and 16″ x 20″

https://www.mayumisuzuki.jp/

 

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City of Kirkland (WA), International Request for Qualifications for Artists or Artist Teams: Call for Concepts/Kalakala Ferry

City of Kirkland (WA), International Request for Qualifications for Artists or Artist Teams: Call for Concepts/Kalakala Ferry

Deadline: October 16th, 2017

The City of Kirkland is seeking qualified artists or artist teams to develop concepts for artwork using salvaged pieces of the Kalakala – an iconic Art Deco ferry boat that was built in Kirkland and sailed the Puget Sound region. Up to four artists will be selected to develop concepts. These concepts will be reviewed by the Kalakala Committee, representing citizens, local historians and artists, and the Cultural Arts Commission with a final decision by the City Council.

Budget: $2,500 for each artist selected

Background: In early 2015, the City of Kirkland purchased several pieces of the historic Kalakala Ferry, which was built at the Lake Washington Shipyards (present day Carillon Point) in 1935. The City of Kirkland has allocated funds for the development of art concepts with future funding to be determined.

Scope of Work:Artists are encouraged to respond to the following considerations in developing an art concept for repurposing the Kalakala:

  • Use the remnants of the Kalakala to create something that commemorates the vessel, its contribution to Northwest maritime history, its unique expression of Art Deco, and innovative engineering.
  • Consider using new technologies in an art concept.
  • Develop a site-specific installation. There are possible public spaces, the most likely along the Cross Kirkland Corridor, an abandoned stretch of the former BNSF Railroad line that runs north-south through Kirkland with several waterfront overlooks.

Website link: http://www.kirklandwa.gov/depart/Boards_and_Commissions/Cultural_Arts_Commission/Art_on_the_CKC.htm

Link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4713

 

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