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Ten years ago today, a blog was born. September 2008: A group of graduate students at San Jose State University bandied about a big idea of a website for artists, by artists, around for several weeks. This big idea, as … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading
Northern Illinois University Art Museum, National Call for Entries: Transparent Factors (in Form and Content)
Northern Illinois University Art Museum, National Call for Entries: Transparent Factors (in Form and Content) Deadline: July 31st, 2018 Exhibition Theme: This exhibition will examine the spectrum of interpretation of the word “transparency”; from the literal to the figurative. Artists … Continue reading
Google Inc, Burning Man Project (CA), Request for Proposals: $250,000 Plaza Artworks Deadline: May 29th, 2018, 11:59pm PST Proposals Accepted from May 1st – May 29th, 2018 Burning Man Project is pleased to announce a second opportunity for artists to … Continue reading
The University of Texas at Austin, Call for Applicants: St. Elmo Arts Residency for New MFA Artists Deadline: April 15th, 2018, Midnight (Central Time) The St. Elmo Arts Residency is a joint project of the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of … Continue reading
The Painting Center (NY), Call for Entries: JuxtaPositions Deadline: May 10th, 2018 From their call: The Painting Center, an artist-run gallery in Chelsea, announces a call for entries for its juried summer exhibition JuxtaPositions. We invite artists of all stripes to submit … Continue reading
Happy New Year from the Bay Area Art Grind! May your artful days to come be filled with peace, harmony, abundance and joy.
Holiday Good Cheer for All!
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 … Continue reading
National Call for Applicants: 2018 Artist in Residence Program at Zion National Park (UT), with stipend
National Call for Applicants: 2018 Artist in Residence Program at Zion National Park (UT), with stipend Deadline for applications: July 31st, 2017 The Artist-in-Residence Program at Zion National Park offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while … Continue reading
Elmhurst Art Museum (IL), International Call for Artists: Sense of Place Deadline: September 1st, 2016 From their call: Elmhurst Art Museum is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017 with its first open call exhibition. Cultural geographers, anthropologists, sociologists and urban … Continue reading
Southern Exposure (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artist Applicants: Round 10 of the Alternative Exposure Grant Program
Southern Exposure (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artist Applicants: Round 10 of the Alternative Exposure Grant Program Deadline: September 22nd, 2016 Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure grant program supports the independent, self-organized work of artists and small groups that … Continue reading
Art Contemporary Marin & (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area* Sculpture Artists: 3D/3Seasons Deadline: April 1st, 2016 Eligibility: *Residents of the Bay Area Counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties) … Continue reading
Have an artful, productive, and Happy New Year!
…and Peace on Earth… please.
Silver Eye Center for Photography (PA), International Call for Submissions: Fellowship 16 International Photography Competition
Silver Eye Center for Photography (PA), International Call for Submissions: Fellowship 16 International Photography Competition Deadline: October 26th, 2015, 11:59:59 pm EST Silver Eye Center for Photography continues a Call for Entries for Fellowship 16, their international photography competition. Now … Continue reading
de Young Museum (CA), Call for Northern California Visual Artists: Artist Studio Program 2017, with stipend
de Young Museum (CA), Call for Northern California Visual Artists: Artist Studio Program 2017, with stipend Deadline to Apply: October 1st, 2015 This residency application process is open to visual artists living in Northern California About the Artist Studio Program: … Continue reading
Bleicher/Gorman Project Space (CA), Open Call: 2nd Annual Spectrum-Gestalt Gallery Exhibit Deadline: July 6th, 2015 From their call: Bleicher/Gorman Project Space Bergamot Station invites you to be part of the second annual Spectrum-Gestalt gallery exhibit. The first exhibit was by … Continue reading
International Call for Entries: The Frieze Writer’s Prize Deadline: July 21st, 2015 Frieze Writer’s Prize, the annual international award to discover and promote new art critics, is now open for entries. The winner will be commissioned to write a review for … Continue reading
Bay Area Discovery Museum (CA), Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence 2014 – 2015 For residencies December 2014 – February 2015, Deadline date September 15th, 2014 Theme: Land For residencies March – May 2015, Deadline date December 15th, 2014 Theme: Sky From … Continue reading
NARS Foundation (NY), International Call for Applicants: Artist Residency Program 2015 – 2016 Deadline: October 1st, 2014 The NARS Foundation International Artist Residency Program provides national and international artists with the opportunity to produce new work while engaging with the … Continue reading
We are taking a rare art posting holiday for the 4th of July. Enjoy your day!
Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts (NY), Call for Applicants: 2015 Artist-in-Residence Deadline: September 15th, 2014, 11:59pm EST In 2012 the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts opened its doors to a one-of a-kind artist residency … Continue reading
Grand Central Art Center & CSU Fullerton, National Call for Artists: Grant/Residency – Developing Sustainable Practices within Affordable Housing Communities Deadline: May 23rd, 2014 .Living Resources and Grand Central Art Center Partnership: Developing Sustainable Practices within Affordable Housing Communities .A … Continue reading
California State University- San Bernardino, National Call for Entries: Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography
California State University- San Bernardino, National Call for Entries: Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography Deadline: July 1st, 2014 California State University, San Bernardino, Department of Art announces their call for entries for the Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography. … Continue reading
Wormfarm Institute (WI), Call for Proposals: Fermentation Fest, Farm/Art DTour Deadline: March 21st, 2014 The Farm/Art DTour is a 50-mile self-guided drive through the working agricultural lands of Sauk County, Wisconsin, with art installations and performances throughout. The DTour is … Continue reading
Pasadena Arts Council (CA), International/National Call for Student Filmmakers: Los Angeles International Student Film Fest
Pasadena Arts Council (CA), International/National Call for Student Filmmakers: Los Angeles International Student Film Fest Early-bird Submission Deadline: January 20th,2014 Official Submission Deadline: February 15th, 2014 Late Submission Deadline:March 1st, 2014 From their website: The Los Angeles International Student Film Festival … Continue reading
May your year be bountiful and, most importantly, artful.
Sweet! We would like to thank our subscribers for your immense patience over the last several months with the spotty or non-existent email digests of new posts/calls. We have been trying to problem-solve this pesky issue of subscriber digests not … Continue reading
Grand Valley State University (MI), Call for Fiber Art: Beyond Material Deadline: January 12th, 2014, 12 noon, EST From their call: Fiber is a material that we interact with on a daily basis. Through a quilt on our bed, to … Continue reading