Artaxis (ME), International Call for Applicants (Ceramics): 3rd Annual Artaxis Fellowship

Artaxis (ME), International Call for Applicants (Ceramics): 3rd Annual Artaxis Fellowship

Deadline: January 31st, 2018

From their call: We are excited to announce the Call for Applicants for the 3rd Annual Artaxis Fellowship. This year, we will be offering two fellowships, each one worth up to $2,000, to fund a two-week summer workshop in ceramics at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. The fellowships will cover room, board, and tuition for a two-week workshop, and up to $500 for travel to and from Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, USA.The Fellowship is intended to increase diversity, equity, and access across the field of the ceramic arts. Therefore, Artaxis encourages artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

This year’s Artaxis Fellowship Selection Committee, consisting of Eva Kwong, Crystal Morey, and Neha Kudchadkar will select the recipient based on artistic merit and financial need. The two recipients will be able to attend a two-week workshop of their choice at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in the summer of 2018.
Eligibility:

-The Fellowship is intended to increase diversity, equity, and access across the field of the ceramic arts. Therefore, Artaxis encourages artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
-Artists 18 years of age or older, at any stage of their career. Nominee does not need to be a student.
-Artists must be able to demonstrate financial need and, if requested by the board, provide a copy of the first page of your most current tax return or other financial document.
-The Fellowship is designed to offer an experience that would otherwise not be possible for the Nominee. To that end, any Nominee who has attended numerous workshops will not be considered in need.
-This Fellowship is open to National and International applicants. Artaxis will provide International applicants with letters of invitation, but cannot offer additional funding or support with acquiring a visa.

The 2018 Artaxis Fellowship is supported by Artaxis members and funded by Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in an effort to nurture talent within creatively driven individuals by offering financial support to underrepresented artists.

Website link: https://artaxis.org/fellowship/

 

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Center (NM), Call for Applicants: Awards, Grants, and Review Santa Fe 2018

Center (NM), Call for Applicants: Awards, Grants, and Review Santa Fe 2018

Discounted Deadline: January 30th, 2018
Final Deadline: February 28th, 2018

CHOICE AWARDS: The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Images can be singular or part of a series. The Awards are divided into four categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, Director’s Choice and a new category, The Producer’s Choice Awards. Winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, admission to Review Santa Fe portfolio reviews and more.  Link

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT GRANT: The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work’s final stages. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published. It requires signing of a contract to participate in an exhibition during Review Santa Fe.  Link

PROJECT LAUNCH GRANT: The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities. This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package. It requires signature of a contract to participate in an exhibition during Review Santa Fe. Link

REVIEW SANTA FE: Review Santa Fe Photo Festival is the premier international juried portfolio review event. The festival features a number of ways to connect and engage through workshops, artist talks, and a special event honoring a photo luminary. Invited photographers receive nine formal portfolio reviews, receptions, access to artist talks and more. This special festival in the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo mountains has been called one of the most effective professional development programs for photographers. The reviewers and the Review Santa Fe 100 Photographers travel from around the world to take part in this prestigious juried portfolio review and are carefully chosen with their ability to offer actual opportunities as well as feedback. Dozens of outcomes happen for photographers as a result. Scholarships available.  Link

About Center: The not-for-profit public service organization, CENTER, founded in 1994, honors, supports, and provides opportunities to gifted and committed photographers. It is the aim of CENTER to help photographers identify their creative goals and accomplish them through feedback, support and opportunities.

Center is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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The Center For Photography at Woodstock (NY), International Call for Artists: Photography Now 2018

3150The Center For Photography at Woodstock (NY), International Call for Artists: Photography Now 2018

Deadline: January 29th, 2018

From their call: The Center For Photography at Woodstock’s annual Photography Now exhibition celebrates the plurality of photography. All photographic techniques and approaches are welcome, from analog to digital, fine art, directorial, narrative, documentary, political, social justice, identity, portrait, landscape, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, and digital imaging and collage. Entry fee.

Juror: Elizabeth Ferrer is Vice President, Contemporary Art at BRIC, a major Brooklyn, New York cultural organization, where she curates solo and group exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists. Since she began at BRIC in 2007, Ferrer has instituted the publication of catalogues and brochures that act as critical platforms for critical writing on exhibitions artists, instituted the BRIC Biennial – a major exhibition held at BRIC House and other venues to highlight artists of exceptional promise in the borough, and expanded BRIC’s artist residency program. Among the exhibitions she has curated at BRIC are Brooklyn Photographs, a major survey of work by the Nuyorican artist Juan Sánchez, Whisper or Shout: Artists in the Social Sphere, and the photography exhibition, En Foco: New Works/Crossing Boundaries, in collaboration with En Foco.

Exhibition: Selected artists will have their work exhibited in CPW’s gallery in late fall of 2018.

Purchase Prize: One print by a photographer from the exhibition will be chosen and purchased for CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, and CPW. CPW’s Collection holds over 1,750 works of art by such program artists as Larry Fink, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Robert Heinecken, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Lilo Raymond, Steven Shore, Xaviera Simmons, and many more!

Website link for more detailed information: https://www.cpw.org/connect/submissions/photography-now/

To apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4925

About: Founded in 1977, the Center for Photography at Woodstock is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 artist-centered organization dedicated to supporting artists working in photography and related media and engaging audiences through opportunities in which creation, discovery, and learning are made possible.

Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker Street, Woodstock, New York

 

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Site:Brooklyn (NY), International Call for Artists: Abstraction at Large

3609Site:Brooklyn (NY), International Call for Artists: Abstraction at Large

Deadline: March 1st, 2018

From their call: Abstraction, one of the most radical innovations of art history, stripped away the recognizable, threw it to the winds, and laid bare the purely abstract. This show seeks to bring forward how abstraction shapes contemporary art practice, not simply as a part of art history but as a living visual language.

Eligibility: This call for submission is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in two dimensional media. The exhibition will reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media and photography today.

Juror: Eleanor Heartney is a contributing Editor to Art in America and Artnews and has written extensively on contemporary art issues for such other publications as Artpress, Art and Auction, The New Art Examiner, the Washington Post and The New York Times. She received the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism in 1992.

Entry fee.

Link to apply via CaFE and more detailed information: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5059

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

About: Site:Brooklyn is a gallery dedicated to exhibiting a wide range of emerging and midcareer artists. The gallery invites artists, curators and writers to engage in lively exhibitions, criticism and the exchange of ideas through art, reflecting our times and shaping our culture. Site:Brooklyn is located in the heart of the Gowanus Arts district.

 

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The City of Santa Clara and its Cultural Commission (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: City of Santa Clara Indoor Sculpture Exhibition

The City of Santa Clara and its Cultural Commission (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: City of Santa Clara Indoor Sculpture Exhibition

Deadline: February 16th, 2018, 11:59pm PST

The City of Santa Clara and its Cultural Commission are pleased to announce an opportunity for artists to create a 3-dimensional artwork for its biennial Indoor Sculpture Exhibition. The exhibition’s theme is “Out of the Darkness, Light”. Incorporation of LED, Electro-Luminescent Wire, and other sustainable sources of illumination are encouraged but not required. The theme can also be interpreted as a journey, pilgrimage or epiphany.

The artist can explore a range of artistic expression, from low-tech installations to contemporary uses of technology, including interactivity. The artwork is not limited to any specific material or medium and is open to a wide range of artistic styles. The art installation should be a 3-dimensional sculpture no taller than 5 feet, and able to be mounted on a pedestal that is approximately 3 feet wide by 3 feet deep.

Finalists will be awarded monetary prizes: $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $50 for Honorable Mention. The First Place winner may be featured in future City of Santa Clara Activities Guides, and the image of the artwork may also be featured on the City’s web page, local Channel 15 slide show rotation, future Sculpture Exhibition brochures, and other City branding.

Website link: http://www.santaclaraca.gov/government/board-commissions/cultural-commission/2018-indoor-sculpture-exhibition

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The City of Berkeley Civic Arts Program (CA), Request for Qualifications for California Artists: Bart Plaza Sound Installation

The City of Berkeley Civic Arts Program (CA), Request for Qualifications for California Artists: Bart Plaza Sound Installation

Deadline: February 1st, 2018, 5:00pm PST

Prospectus: The City of Berkeley Civic Arts Program is partnering in a public/private partnership with the Berkeley Downtown Business Association to begin programming the new “Constitution” (BART) plaza with publicly accessible cultural projects. Civic Arts recognizes that the plaza will function as a city center and seeks to activate it with art. Through this RFQ, the Civic Arts Program will commission a series of sound/music composition artworks that will be programmed to be presented on eight new sound poles that are 21 feet high, erected on the Plaza. Up to 5 artists will be selected and each one will be commissioned for only one sound piece. These sound projects can be spoken word, electronic music, sound experiments, natural sounds, acoustic instrumentation, percussive projects, vocal projects and combinations of these elements. We are looking for fresh, relevant, forward thinking projects that will engage the public in surprising, inspiring and provocative ways. This is a multi-channel audio environment and applicants may wish to address an exploration of this versatile system.

The selected artists will coordinate with the technical staff of the Bart Plaza to proceed with programming the appropriate sound files for the audio equipment.

Media: Sound, sound experiments, electronic, acoustic music, spoken word, vocal experimentation. All genres of sound and music appropriate to a public environment will be considered.

Specifications and Limitations: Projects will be played over a yet unspecified period of time. Audio content will be played back on 8 discrete audio channels via an Alcorn McBride Audio Binloop 8 channel system. Audio will be heard on 8 Meyer Sound UPJ-1XP speakers. Audio content playback shall be prepared to be played back via digital media. An Alcorn McBride Vcore show playback controller is included in the system to enable scheduling of content playback. Once the artist is selected coordination with the audio equipment installation consultant will be set-up.

Eligibility: Open to professional practicing artists who reside in California. Artists must be U.S. citizens or have legal working status in the United States and be at least 18 years old.

Awards: $4,000 will be awarded to each artist selected for the project for the development of a unique sound piece.

Link to apply and more detailed information: https://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/City_Manager/Level_3_-_Civic_Arts/Call%20for%20Artist%20Sound%20Installation%20Final.pdf

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Anastasia Azure

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 Anastasia Azure

Landau for the Maharaja, 2009. Brass, plastic filaments, fine silver, sterling silver, copper, brass, nylon monofilament, citrine. Double-cloth on 4 harness floor loom. Acid dyed nylon. Hand forged and fabricated jewelry components. 36″ x 36″ x 15″

https://www.anastasiaazure.com/

 

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apexart (NY), International Open Call for Submissions: Exhibitions 2018 – 2020

apexapexart (NY), International Open Call for Submissions: Exhibitions 2018 – 2020

Deadlines: Proposals for exhibitions outside of NYC are accepted February 1st – March 1st, 2018 for program season 2018 – 2019
Proposals for exhibitions in apexarts NYC space are accepted October 1st – 31st, 2018 for program season 2019 – 2020

Who? Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level, background, or location can apply.

What? No topics are off limits, no ideas are too controversial. apexart does not tolerate discrimination of any kind.

Submission Process: 500-word proposals should describe a focused, idea-driven, and original group exhibition. Submissions also require a list of three potential artists, though this list will not be shown to the jury, and is not included in the 500-word limit.

Budget: apexart has increased the budget substantially to $10,000 for each exhibition and its related programming. Each organizer works within apexart’s budget to cover expenses including curator travel, artwork shipping, artist and public program participant honorariums, equipment, and installation. After the exhibition closes and all expenses have been paid, the organizer receives a $2,000 honorarium for coordinating the project and writing the exhibition brochure essay.

Logistics: apexart covers costs for approved insurance, advertising, publicity, documentation, the design, printing, and mailing of the brochure, as well as the opening reception. apexart oversees and handles most of the exhibition logistics, including loan agreements, shipping, and installation. The apexart team works closely with guest organizers to turn their ideas into apexart exhibitions.

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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National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Call for Concurrent Exhibition Proposals, 53rd Annual NCECA Conference 2019: Claytopia

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Call for Concurrent Exhibition Proposals, 53rd Annual NCECA Conference 2019:  Claytopia

Deadline: February 1st, 2018, 11:59pm EST

Overview: The exhibition and expansion of contemporary ceramic practice will include diverse approaches to ideas and senses of materiality involving clay and process. NCECA’s annual conference draws thousands of informed and enthusiastic followers, and practitioners of ceramic to a different region in the continental United States each year. The experience of the annual NCECA conference, while grounded within an urban convention center, is vastly enriched by the diverse array of exhibitions that NCECA works to situate and promote throughout its conference host region. The Concurrent Exhibitions proposal is the first opportunity offered in NCECA’s conference planning cycle to solicit exhibition concepts from the field that relate to and expand on the unique theme formulated for the host region of each of NCECA’s annual conferences.

Concurrent Exhibitions provide a platform for participating artists to engage with the global audience of ceramic enthusiasts to expand, challenge, and celebrate critical and aesthetic horizons of art made with clay. NCECA promotes Concurrent Exhibitions through the print conference guide, app, website, Blog and social media. NCECA makes efforts to cluster exhibitions within art/cultural districts as well as developing neighborhoods to maximize viewer attendance.

 

2019 Concurrent Exhibitions Focus: NCECA seeks exhibition proposals that incorporate clay as the principal medium of expression and have conceptual resonance with the theme of its 53rd annual conference, Claytopia. The conference will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota in March 27th – 30th, 2019. Since the 1960s, the Twin Cities region has played a pivotal role in shaping a renaissance in studio pottery and craft as cultural forces. Adaptation of Mingei-inspired ideals within the American heartland drove a vision of artfulness in daily life. Claytopia will engage regional, national and international artists, thinkers, curators, educators, and students to produce an array of exhibitions and experiences that build on, respond to, celebrate, and push against ceramic art’s diverse legacies. Together, we will expand critical discourse on teaching, learning, aesthetics, social impacts, design thinking, and artistic production.

Eligibility:  Proposals are welcomed from artists at various stages in their careers. Active membership in NCECA is a requirement for the person submitting the exhibition proposal whether as an exhibition organizer whose work is included in the exhibition or as a curator whose work is not included in the exhibition. Other artists included in the proposal are not required to be members of NCECA at the time the proposal is submitted. Keep in mind that more modestly scaled exhibitions including work of 10 or fewer artists will be more feasible to realize through this proposal and placement process. Many of the venues available to NCECA in Minneapolis may be of the alternative space variety and lack the infrastructure typically found in commercial galleries, museums and nonprofits with ongoing exhibitions program

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://nceca.net/concurrent-exhibition-proposals/

 

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Art & Pancakes, January 21st, 2018

A large cat sized portion of art news for your Sunday morning…enjoy!

Why These 6 Artists Destroyed Their Own Art   Link

Is Art Museum Attendance Declining Across the US?   Link

Why Google’s Art Selfie App Doesn’t Work in Texas and Illinois   Link

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s Photographs Tell the Stories of Forgotten Americans   Link

Dennis Oppenheim Sculpture Is Destroyed After South Korean City Officials Claim It Has “No Artistic Value”   Link

Artist Lauren McCarthy Transforms Herself into a Virtual Assistant and Obeys Your Commands   Link

Why Using Red Dots to Mark Sold Artworks Fell out of Favor   Link

The Unknown Cost of Keeping Art in Museum Storage   Link

How Art Storage Facilities Prepare for Natural Disasters   Link

Are High Tech Collectors Finally Coming Around? Attendance and Sales Boom at FOG and Untitled San Francisco   Link

Louise Bourgeois suggests in an interview with Robert Storr that being ignored can seem like a blessing in disguise for an artist   Link

Researcher and art historian Jonathan Fineberg discusses the evolutionary and neurological benefits of looking at art.   Link

13 Famous Artist Couples’ Massive Gender Pay Gaps   Link

CEOs Are Going to Art School to Think More Creatively  Link  Now if they would all hire more artists…

Uncertainty Dampens Hopes That Kodak’s Cryptocurrency Can Help Photographers Get Paid   Link

Lisette Model, the Pioneering Street Photographer Who Taught Diane Arbus   Link

How You Can Still See World-Class Art For Free  Link

Inspiration from Charles Bukowski: You Might Be Old, Your Life May Be “Crappy,” But You Can Still Make Good Art   Link

Passings: Ed Moses, pioneering L.A. painter and paragon of the California art scene, dies at 91   Link

Passings:  Photo editor Barbara Baker Burrows was ‘the mother of LIFE magazine’   Link

 

 

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Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center (VA), Call for Artists of North America: 2018 Open Call for Solo Exhibition, with stipend

Torpedo-mainTarget Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center (VA), Call for Artists of North America: 2018 Open Call for Solo Exhibition, with stipend

Deadline: February 4th, 2018

This is an open call for proposals for an exhibition in the summer of 2018. This call is open to emerging or mid-career artists from North America working in all visual media. Proposals for exhibitions by both individuals and artist teams will be considered. Please note: this is not a group exhibition so artist teams should be artist partnerships working together to create a cohesive solo exhibition. 

The individual or group associated with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition at Target Gallery from May 25th – July 15th, 2018. The artist(s) will also receive a $3,000 stipend.

Jurors: Jarvis DuBois has over 14 years combined registrarial and curatorial experience, currently at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History since 2002 as a Museum Specialist. Carolina Mayorga is a D.C.-based artist who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for the last 18 years. Her work is part of national and international collections including the Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Andres Institute of Art, New Hampshire, Museum of New Art, Michigan, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, and Kronan SculpturePark, Lulea, Sweden. Her work addresses issues of social and political content. Victoria Reis is the Co-Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of Transformer, founded in 2002 in Washington, DC. Reis began her career in contemporary visual arts at the National Association of Artists’ Organizations/NAAO (1992-97), developing programs and field-wide initiatives in support of artist centered and artist-run organizations and the artists they serve.

Entry fee.

Link for more detailed information PDF: http://torpedofactory.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/OEX-Prospectus-FINAL-4.pdf

Link to apply: https://targetgallery.submittable.com/submit/100955/2018-open-call-for-solo-exhibition

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

 

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Concordia University (MI), National Call for Submissions, INVESTIGATING IDENTITY, the 2018 Kreft Juried National Exhibition

Concordia University (MI), National Call for Submissions, INVESTIGATING IDENTITY, the 2018 Kreft Juried National Exhibition

Deadline: February 2nd, 2018

 

INVESTIGATING IDENTITY, the 2018 Kreft Juried National Exhibition, will examine our notions about the formation of the self. What are the constituent parts of “identity” and how do we understand and represent them? How much of an individual’s identity is personal and self-constructed and how much of it depends on something socially created? How do our current conceptions of self, of soul, of personality resemble or differ from those of earlier periods?

Media: Prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, digital images, sculpture, fiber art and video are eligible.

Juror: The artist chosen as “Best of Show” by the juror, Nancy Thayer, will receive a solo exhibition in the Kreft Gallery at Concordia University Ann Arbor in the 2018-2019 gallery season. Nancy Thayer has work in numerous museum collections including the Detroit Institute of Arts, and in over 200 private and corporate collections throughout Europe and the U.S. She is on the faculty of the University of Michigan and serves on the executive board of InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit.

Only original artwork produced within the past five years will be accepted—reproductions are not permitted. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

Prospectus available at: https://www.cuaa.edu/life/kreft/_assets/2018KreftJuriedNationalExhibition.pdf

Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Aesthetica Magazine (UK), International Call for Entries: 12th Annual Aesthetica Art Prize

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Aesthetica Magazine (UK), International Call for Entries: 12th Annual Aesthetica Art Prize

Deadline: August 31st, 2018

Aesthetica Art Prize Now Open for Entries. Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.

The award attracts thousands of entries in a range of innovative media from locations as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is committed to innovation in art and we welcome entries from artists working in all media. Artists may submit their work into any one of the four categories:

  • Photographic & Digital Art
    Including but not limited to: photography, digitally manipulated artwork, neon work.
  • Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture
    Including but not limited to: stone, glass, metal and wood work; ceramics, textiles.
  • Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media
    Including but not limited to: painting, illustration, calligraphy, printmaking, collage.
  • Video, Installation & Performance
    Including but not limited to: video work, installation work, performance art.
There are two awards for entry: the Main Art Prize and the Emerging Art Prize. The Emerging Art Prize is open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years. The Main Art Prize is open to all, including those eligible for the Emerging Art Prize.

Main Art Prize

  • £5,000 prize money for the winner
  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
  • £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

Emerging Art Prize

  • £1,000 prize money for the winner
  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
  • £150 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

For more detailed information and link to enter: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/

About: The Aesthetica Art Prize is hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, an internationally recognized art and culture publication. Aesthetica’s editorial combines dynamic content with compelling critical debate, attracting a high-profile, culturally aware audience. Distinguished by its beautiful design and stunning images, the magazine engages with the arts both in the United Kingdom, Europe and further a field.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and has developed from the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition. In its new incarnation, the prize offers an even greater opportunity for artists to showcase their work and further their involvement in the international art world.

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The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences (NJ), National Call for Entries: 20th National Juried Competition “WORKS ON PAPER” 2018

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences (NJ), National Call for Entries: 20th National Juried Competition “WORKS ON PAPER” 2018

Deadline: May 5th, 2018

“Works on Paper” 2018 is the 20th Annual National Juried Competition and Exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Works on Paper can include but is not limited to Drawing, Painting on Paper, hand pulled Prints, Photographic Prints, Digital Works on Paper, and Paper constructions that can be wall hung.

The Juror is Kim Conaty, the Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC. Kim Conaty was formerly the curator at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Boston, is the Whitney Museum’s new curator of Drawings and Prints.

Three cash Prizes and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded by the Juror at the opening reception.

The competition and exhibition is open to emerging as well as established artists working in the continental US.

To apply and more information via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4800

Website link: http://lbifoundation.org/events/works-on-paper-2018-national-juried-competition/

About: To promote the arts and sciences on Long Beach Island and in the surrounding communities by enlightening, educating, and stimulating thought and discussion about current trends in the arts and sciences and by providing broad educational and cultural programs for all ages. They are located in Long Beach Township,
New Jersey.

 

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Alexia Foundation (NY), Call for Applicants: Alexia 2018 Professional and Student Grants

Alexia Foundation (NY), Call for Applicants: Alexia 2018 Professional and Student Grants

Deadlines: The Professional Grant deadline is February 1st, 2018, midnight EST
The Student Grant deadline is March 1st, 2018, midnight EST

The Alexia Foundation is now accepting applications for The Alexia 2018 Professional and Student Grants. The winner of the The Alexia Professional Grant will receive $20,000 to produce his or her proposed story. The First Place winner of The Alexia Student Grant will receive a cash grant of $1,000 to produce the proposed story, funding for a semester at Syracuse University and $500 will be awarded to the wining student’s academic department.

The First Place grant is equivalent to a semester-long fellowship or residency at Syracuse University, taking three classes, working on projects and further developing your skills with the support of a world-class faculty.

Up two four Award of Excellence winners will receive $500 each to produce a proposed body of work and $1500 to be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University or tuition for one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm One-Day Masterclass, a Momenta Photo Workshop, or The Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.

To apply, submit a body of work of up to 20 photos, a project synopsis of 25 words, a proposal of 750 words and a resume. You may also provide URLs for no more than two of your own videos – which should reflect your proposed project or a topic or approach that is similar to your proposed subject. Full time employees also must submit written permission from their employers granting them a leave of absence of approximately three months over the course of a year. Students must be fully engaged in a college, university or community college level program at the time of their submission.

Website link: http://www.alexiafoundation.org/grants

Professional Grant information link: https://alexiafoundation.submittable.com/submit/103689/alexia-foundation-2018-professional-grant

Student Grant information link: https://alexiafoundation.submittable.com/submit/103690/alexia-foundation-2018-student-grant

About: The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it and to understand cultural difference as our strength – not our weakness.
Through grants, scholarships and special projects, The Alexia Foundation supports photographers as agents for change.

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Stephen F. Austin State University (TX), National Call for Entries: Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018

Stephen F. Austin State University (TX), National Call for Entries: Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018

Deadline: January 20th, 2018

Eligibility: Stephen F. Austin State University’s 24th Annual Juried Competition and Cxhibition provides emerging artists an opportunity to have work juried by noted American art critic and author Jed Perl. The Texas National Competition & Exhibition 2018 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video and performance). All works must be original and completed within the last two years. Works too old or two large will be disqualified. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown elsewhere during the Texas National 2018 show time frame.

Size Limitations: Two-dimensional works, when displayed, cannot exceed 48” in height or width, including frame. Three-dimensional works cannot exceed 60” in height, 24” in width, and 24” in depth. If a separate pedestal is sent with the work, the total height, including the pedestal, must not exceed 60”. The weight limitation of each crated or packaged work must not exceed 50 lbs.

Website link: http://www.art.sfasu.edu/competitions

To apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4700

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Bicicleta Sem Freio

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 Artists:  Bicicleta Sem Freio (Douglas de Castro and Renato Perreira)

Mural in the Kaka’Ako district of Honolulu, HI

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The City of San José Public Art Program (CA), National Request for Qualifications: Illuminated Underpass

The City of San José Public Art Program (CA), National Request for Qualifications: Illuminated Underpass

Deadline: February 27th, 2018, 11:59pm MST

The City of San José Public Art Program in conjunction with the Departments of Housing, Transportation, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, and Public Works are seeking an experienced artist, or artist-led team to develop an artwork that uses energy efficient LED lighting that will be installed at Coleman underpass to increase safety, visibility and to encourage active transportation to and from this district at all hours. This project will engage residents in a participatory design process to enliven the streetscape beneath the Coleman overpass while also strengthening neighborhood identity. 

Project Budget: The project budget is $300,000. for design development, fabrication, and installation. Also included is a mandatory 10% contingency.

The project funding must cover all expenses related to the research, investigation, design, fabrication and installation of the artwork including, but not limited to: design time and fees; design documents, renderings and/or other media as required to communicate artist’s concept design to stakeholders and approving bodies; signed and certified structural, electrical and/or other construction/engineering drawings and specifications, required for fabrication; fabrication of the artwork; transportation and installation of materials, transportation and accommodations for artist(s); insurance and all other project related expenses.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to individual artists or artist-led teams working or living in the United States. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, 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 February 2018, or the project is currently suspended with no proposed re-activation date. If you are unsure of your status, please contact Michael Ogilvie (michael.ogilvie@sanjoseca.gov) for verification

Website link and PDF of call (see Illuminated Underpass at Coleman Ave and Bassett Street): http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=4196

Link to apply via CaFE and more detailed information: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4824

 

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BrickRed (LA), Call for Entries: Works On/Of Paper

BrickRed (LA), Call for Entries: Works On/Of Paper

Deadline: February 5th, 2018

From their call:  BrickRed invites artists of all levels to submit work for our March exhibition, Works On/Of Paper, which will be on view March 8th – April 8th, with an opening reception March 10th. Any original work created on or of paper, including painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, artist books, printmaking, and more, will be considered. Artwork can be no larger than 48” in any direction. Exceptions can be made depending on the configuration. BrickRed is a new artist-run gallery located within the St Claude Arts District in Bywater, New Orleans. Entry fee.

Size requirements: Artwork can be no larger than 48” in any direction. Exceptions can be made depending on the configuration.

Website link: http://brickredgallery.com/worksonofpaper/

 

 

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The City of San José Public Art Program (CA), National Request for Qualifications: Market St./San Pedro Parking Garage Façade Enhancement

The City of San José Public Art Program (CA), National Request for Qualifications: Market St./San Pedro Parking Garage Façade Enhancement

Deadline: February 20th, 2018, 11:59pm MST

The City of San José Public Art Program in conjunction with the City of San José Department of Transportation’s Parking and Downtown Operations Division are seeking an experienced artist or artist-led team to develop an artwork that addresses the exterior façade of the Market/San Pedro Street Parking Garage in downtown San José. The garage is a prominent facility in San Jose’s downtown core and adjacent to the vibrant San Pedro Square commercial district, a popular destination for dining, retail and other activities day and night. The goal is for an enhancement that has a visual presence 24 hours a day.

Project Budget: The total project budget is $600,000. for design, fabrication and installation, and a mandatory contingency.

As public art, this creative placemaking project is part of San José’s ongoing Illuminating Downtown program and is intended to strengthen the neighborhood identity in part through the creative use of illumination. Key goals for this project include: 1) to enhance the facility, and the vibrancy and character of the area, and enliven the streetscape through use of illumination and other possible elements; 2) to also increase safety, visibility, and to encourage active use of the parking facility at all hours; and, 3) engage residents, business owners and visitors in this vibrant downtown district and, where relevant, in participatory aspects of the design process.

In consideration of the use of illumination and night time activation in the project, the artist or artist team needs to have experience in the design, programming and operation of energy-efficient lighting effects and systems, appropriate to the nature and scale of this project. Design that is sustainable and maintainable will be an important consideration.

Interested artists shall submit qualifications to design, fabricate and install an artwork that provides visual enhancements and lighting elements which will serve to transform the parking garage into a more inviting, and more interesting structure within the pedestrian environment.

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, 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.

In most cases, 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 April 2018, or the project is currently suspended with no proposed re-activation date. If you are unsure of your status, please contact Lynn Rogers (lynn.rogers@sanjoseca.gov) for verification.

Website link and PDF of call (see Market St./San Pedro Parking Garage Façade Enhancement): http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=4196

Link to apply via CaFE and more detailed information: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4954

 

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Art & Pancakes, January 14th, 2018

A platter of art news for your Sunday morning…enjoy!

Eight of Art History’s Greatest Mysteries—from Stonehenge to Banksy   Link

Dead Or Alive: How To Put Film Photography On The Map   Link

How the Female Gaze is Changing Photographs of Women   Link

Is There a Right Way to Look at Art?   Link

Helen Maudsley on How to Read Art: ‘Learn to do what the picture tells you’   Link

Why It’s Time to Rethink Art Shows That Are Too Big to Fail   Link

A Petition Demanding That the Metropolitan Museum Be ‘Free for All’ Is Catching Fire   Link

What Do the Childhood Works of Famous Artists Look Like?   Link

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Hires a Bug-Sniffing Weimaraner Puppy to Protect Its Collections   Link

The Most Remarkable Art-Historical Discoveries of 2017   Link

San Jose Approves Japantown Arts Center   Link

 

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FotoFilmic (BC), International Call for Entries: 6th Traveling Exhibition Call, FOTOFILMIC18

FotoFilmic (BC), International Call for Entries:  6th Traveling Exhibition Call, FOTOFILMIC18
Vancouver // Seoul // San Francisco

A Worldview of Emerging Material Practices in Contemporary Photography: Film & Analog Works Only

SHORTLIST I: February 2nd, 2018
SHORTLIST II: March 2nd, 2018
SHORTLIST III: April 2nd, 2018

From their call: FOTOFILMIC18 is the 6th edition of the FotoFilmic International Juried Traveling Exhibition Competition, world’s only global call for contemporary analogue and film-based photography presenting a unique and exciting picture of 21st C. photographic arts rooted in material practices.

FotoFilmic Traveling Exhibitions represent the most ambitious opportunity available today for early to mid-career photographic artists working on film and analogue media to showcase their burgeoning talent on the world contemporary photography scene and have it noticed by some of the most respected influencers, publishers and curators in the industry. Best of all, FotoFilmic exhibitors do so in their own voice, grounded in the same material experiences that defined the medium since its 1839 inception. So make history happen again, join FotoFilmic’s unique photographic legacy in the digital age and get a shot at the new prestigious $5,000 FOTOFILMIC PRIZE!

Jurors: Joachim Brohm (Photographer, Leipzig, Germany), Greg Girard (Photographer, Vancouver, NC, Canada), Jeong Eun Kim (IANN Magazine & IANN Books Founder, Seoul, South Korea), Barrie Mowatt (Vancouver Biennale President, Vancouver, BC, Canada), Joachim Naudts (Curator, FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium), Heather Snider (Executive Director, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, USA)

Eligibility: Photographers of all nations aged 18+ are invited to submit their best work and optional photobook.

Work Eligibility: All photographs and photobooks submitted must have been originally shot on film (any format) or captured analogically (paper, glass, tin, etc.). Scanning and image post-processing in Photoshop or other image editing software is considered common established practice and as such perfectly accepted.

Entries: This is an open theme call and submitters can enter up to 20 images (individual images or series) plus 1 optional photobook per entry for the same $60 flat fee. All photo books entered, regardless of being shortlisted or not, will automatically be featured online as part of the FotoFilmic FotoBook Collection + distributed in-store at FotoFilmic//PULP in Vancouver/Bowen Island, BC.

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://fotofilmic.com/submit/

Guidelines and FAQ: http://fotofilmic.com/ff18-submission-guidelines/

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International Call for Applicants: The Hopper Prize 2018

International Call for Applicants: The Hopper Prize 2018

Deadline: May 16th, 2018

From their call: The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and exhibition platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call juried by leading curators. In addition to providing unrestricted cash awards to artists, The Hopper Prize seeks to create new relationships between artists, curators, writers, and collectors. The Hopper Prize network reaches professionals who are committed to supporting the field of visual arts. Our mailing list currently includes collectors and gallerists, curators, writers, and visual artists.

Program Highlights:
Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD in grants for visual artists
5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
30 artists will be selected to have their work digitally exhibited and archived at hopperprize.org

Curators: Recipients of The Hopper Prize will be selected by: Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, and  Magdalyn Asimakis, Independent Curator & Writer, New York & Toronto

Eligibility: Any artist over the age of 18 is eligible to win The Hopper Prize. There are no restrictions on who can apply. The awards are open to artists residing internationally and the awards are open to collaborative teams. There are no restrictions on media. We encourage applications from painters, photographers, sculptors, digital artists, performance artists, experimental genres, filmmakers, and more.

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

 

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Job: Chihuly Garden and Glass (WA), Exhibition Assistant

Job: Chihuly Garden and Glass (WA), Exhibition Assistant

Deadline to apply: Open Until Filled

General Position Summary: The Exhibition Assistant supports Center Art’s organization mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, accountability and ownership.

The Exhibition Assistant is responsible for supporting the Exhibition department under the supervision of the Executive Director. This position will support administrative activities within the Exhibition Department including scheduling, organizing, ordering supplies, special projects to support the department and other duties as assigned. Flexibility and efficient time management is vital for the success of this role.

For responsibilities, education and skills requirements, and link to apply: https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SPACENEEDLE&cws=43&rid=1706

 

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The Sound Transit Art Program (WA), National Request for Qualifications: STart 2018 Artist Pool Expansion

The Sound Transit Art Program (WA), National Request for Qualifications: STart 2018 Artist Pool Expansion

Deadline: February 9th, 2018, 4:00pm PST

The Sound Transit Art Program (STart) has identified many art opportunities to enrich the experience for riders using our transit systems and for the communities surrounding our facilities in the greater Seattle and Central Puget Sound area (WA). Sound Transit is expanding its pre-qualified artist pool for eligibility to be further considered in developing artwork for Sound Transit facilities.

-Artists selected for the pool expansion will remain eligible for Sound Transit art projects for three years
-Artists from the pool short-listed for specific stations will be notified to gauge their interest in the project
-Inclusion in the artist pool does not guarantee an art project
-Sound Transit art reserves the right to supplement the pool as project needs arise
-Artists who were previously qualified for the STart 2016 Roster are still included in the pool and need not apply.
-The pre-qualified artist pool is a key method for involving artists in upcoming Sound Transit projects, but will not be the only method for selecting artists

 

Website link: https://www.soundtransit.org/Rider-Guide/public-art/artwork-development/call-artists

 

 

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The Center for Fine Art Photography (CO), International Call for Entries: Landscapes, 2018

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The Center for Fine Art Photography (CO), International Call for Entries:  Landscapes, 2018

Deadline: January 10th, 2018

The Center for Fine Art Photography (C4FAP) announces their call for photographers for Landscapes, 2018.

From their call: All artist renditions on the Landscapes theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible for selection by the juror.

Eligibility: Calls for entry are 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. Entry fee.

Juror: Allie Haeusslein is the Associate Director of Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco. She is involved in all facets of the organization’s operations including exhibitions, publications, and public programs. Haeusslein has written for several artist monographs and contributes to publications such as Art21 Magazine and Aperture. In 2017, she curated the central exhibition at the inaugural edition of PHOTOFAIRS SF, focusing on contemporary approaches to the Western landscape by photographers based primarily in California and the Pacific Northwest.

Select Artist Immersion Weekend: Artists can opt to join us for Saturday morning individual portfolio reviews with our Executive Director. Saturday afternoon there is a private artist portfolio share where the artists are given the opportunity to discuss their work, receive feedback and professional development advice. Selected Artists are welcome to join for all or part of the Saturday events. Free for members, $40 for non-members.

Awards:  Juror’s Selection: $400.00
Director’s Selection: $200.00
Honorable Mentions

All selected artists’ work is exhibited in our Exhibition Space and in the Online Exhibition complete with artist website links. 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.

For submission guidelines and link to entry: http://www.c4fap.org/exhibitions/landscapes-2018/

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

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The Painters Group, an affiliate of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (CA), Call for California Artists: Brushstrokes 2018

The Painters Group, an affiliate of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (CA), Call for California Artists: Brushstrokes 2018

Deadline: February 28th, 2018, 5:00pm PST

Eligibility: Brushstrokes 2018 is open to all artists living in California.

Requirements: Paintings previously exhibited at SLOMA, ACMB, or in any past exhibition of TPG are not eligible. Wall-hung artwork must not exceed 72 inches (framed) in either height or width. Paintings must have been completed within the past three years and may be in any painting medium. Paintings must have a finished visible surface that is at least fifty percent paint. No prints or giclées will be accepted. All paintings must be for sale.

Juror: Peter Charles is an Emeritus Professor of Art at Georgetown University where he taught Sculpture and Foundation Design in the Art and Art History Departments

Awards: Three paintings will be chosen for cash prizes.

For full details, submission guidelines, application label (PDF):  http://www.sloma.org/files/Brushstrokes%202018_ACMB.pdf

Website link: https://www.sloma.org/

The Painters Group is an affiliate of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

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Sublime/Transcendent: Saul Leiter

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 Saul Leiter

Snow, 1960, Chromogenic print, 14 in x 11 in

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MacDowell Colony (NH), International Call for Applicants: Residencies 2018 – 2019

MacDowellWordMarkMacDowell Colony (NH), International Call for Applicants: Residencies 2018 – 2019

Application Periods and Deadlines:
Summer 2018 Residency
Residency Dates: June 1st – Sept 30th, 2018
Deadline: January 15th, 2018

Fall 2018 Residency
Residency Dates: October 1st, 2018 – January 31st, 2019
Deadline: April 15th, 2018

Winter/Spring 2019
Residencies: February 1st – May 31st, 2019
Deadline: Sept. 15th, 2018

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

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

MacDowell is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. No one with the AIDS virus, or HIV shall be denied admission as long as he/she is otherwise qualified. The Colony offers barrier-free access in all main buildings and some studios.

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

Website link for more information and link to apply: http://www.macdowellcolony.org/apply

FAQ: http://www.macdowellcolony.org/apply/frequently-asked-questions

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

 

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The Light Factory (NC), International Call for Entries: The Light Factory 10th Juried Annuale

The Light Factory (NC), International Call for Entries: The Light Factory 10th Juried Annuale

Deadline: January 26th, 2018

The Light Factory is pleased to announce its Tenth Juried Annuale, an international photography competition that will showcase challenging and inventive new work from photographers and artists throughout the international photographic community. From traditional to digital, still and moving, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. This can include works that stretch the boundaries of the assumed definitions of photographic-based media. The exhibition will consist of 4-6 photographers, each of whom will be represented by 5-7 images (size permitting).

Eligibility: The Light Factory’s tenth juried Annuale is open to everyone. Entrants must enter 5-7 images from a specific series or body of work; however, artists may submit up to two different applications. If you submit an installation, it should include only 5-7 images. Please include a short statement (no more than 150 words) about the work along with a current résumé or curriculum vitae.

Media: From traditional to digital, still and moving, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. This can include works that stretch the boundaries of the assumed definitions of photography-based media.

Jurors: Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman

Exhibition Dates: March 29th – May 24th, 2018

Website link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4924

About: The Light Factory is a center for photography and film located in Charlotte, North Carolina. TLF is dedicated to inspiring and empowering our community through thought-provoking exhibitions, world-class education, and vibrant community engagement. Throughout its 44 years of continuous operation, The Light Factory has featured artists such as Sally Mann, Ansel Adams, Tina Barney, Debbie Luster, Pinky Bass, Keith Carter, Annie Leibovitz, Ralph Gibson, Susan Kae Grant, Edward Weston, Jerry Uelsmann, Richard Renaldi, Bill Viola, Andres Serrano, Mary Ellen Mark, and many more.

 

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Job: University of California, Irvine (CA), Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sculpture

Job: University of California, Irvine (CA), Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sculpture

Next review date: January 15th, 2018 (Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee)
Final date: March 15th, 2018 (Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled)

The Department of Art at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts seeks an Assistant Professor of Sculpture with an experimental ceramics emphasis. The Department of Art offers both the Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and the Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA). The starting date for the position is July 1, 2018, with teaching responsibilities commencing in September 2018. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Faculty positions at the University of California entail research, teaching, and service responsibilities. The Department of Art seeks an artist with a strong record of producing and exhibiting sculpture at the forefront of contemporary art, who possesses a deep knowledge of both historical precedent and the contemporary expanded field, challenging the limits of existing conventions while embracing both unorthodox and traditional methods of production. We seek a colleague with a conceptually-driven art practice and an expanded approach to sculpture which might include, but is not limited to, interdisciplinary research, unconventional constructions, performance, installation, evolving materials and technologies, material culture investigations, or public practice. The successful candidate must demonstrate ability and strong interest in teaching sculpture and experimental ceramics at all undergraduate levels, contribute to a diverse range of approaches in developing the expanding studio and sculpture curriculum, as well as teach lecture courses to a general undergraduate population. In addition, the new faculty member should possess the versatility to teach interdisciplinary graduate critique and seminar courses, participate in the mentorship of graduate students, and share in departmental administrative duties such as program planning and committee participation.

Qualifications: MFA or equivalent training; a record of significant research (exhibitions, commissions, etc.); 3-5 years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level, and a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service.

For more information and to apply: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04409

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