Flagstaff Arts Council (AZ), International Call for Artists: Photography That Matters

Flagstaff Arts Council (AZ), International Call for Artists: Photography That Matters

Deadline: June 15th, 2017

Billions of images are created and disseminated daily through social media, television, print, and film, all competing for attention. Navigating and consuming media can mean an overwhelming barrage of images and information.

How much of it, though, really matters? It is difficult to parse through the photos of lasagna, feet in the grass, or someone’s latest muscle gains. Sometimes, though, images of true import cut through the noise, helping us better understand our world: an image of a place threatened by development or industry, for example, an endangered species in its natural habitat, protests happening around the world, people implementing change in a specific area, or an image that leaves a lasting impact because of who, or what, it captures.

The Flagstaff Arts Council is seeking submissions for an exhibition of high quality artistic black and white photographs that matter. Images should cause the viewer to think, feel, or act.

Awards: Jury prizes will be awarded for Best of Show ($400), Second Place ($150), and Third Place ($50). Prize winning works will be announced at the opening reception on July 29, 2017.

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://flagartscouncil.org/2017/04/photography-matters-call-entries/

About: The Coconino Center for the Arts (CCA) is located at 2300 North Fort Valley Road (Highway 180). CCA is on the way to several Arizona attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Museum of Northern Arizona, and the Arizona Snowbowl. The facility includes a 4,000 square foot art Main Gallery and an indoor amphitheater that seats 200. Photography That Matters will be in the Hidden Light Gallery, a 200 sq. foot gallery off the lobby and reception area. The Center sees over 30,000 visitors each year.

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Art & Pancakes, May 7th, 2017

A small sampling of art news for your Sunday morning….enjoy!

Forgotten Art Movements   Link

Congress Gives the Arts a Funding Boost  Link

NEA Budget Poised to Get a $2 Million Boost, Leaving Arts Organizations Hopeful   Link

A Boys Club No More— Reinventing the Salon for More Tolerant Times   Link

Nation’s Tallest Public Art by Artist Jim Campbell to Top San Francisco’s Newest Skyscraper   Link

In a Fight for the Soul of Milan, Artist-Occupiers Face Off Against Developers and City Council   Link

Paul Klee: How to Be an Artist According to the “Father of Abstract Art”   Link

8 Artists Who Went to Extreme Measures in the Name of Art   Link

The Turner Prize shortlist was announced Wednesday, and includes two artists over age 50 for the first time   Link

Irish Artist Richard Mosse Has Won the 2017 Prix Pictet for His “Heat Maps” Series, Chilling Photographs That Depict the Refugee Crisis   Link

The Essence of Hayao Miyazaki Films: A Fine Video Essay on the Humanity in His Animation   Link

In Brooklyn’s Most Famous Cemetery, Sophie Calle Will Bury Your Secrets with Creative Time   Link

 

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Sebastopol Center for the Arts (CA) & Surface Design Association, International Call for Entries: Fiber Art VIII International Biennial Fiber Arts Exhibition

scaSebastopol Center for the Arts (CA) & Surface Design Association, International Call for Entries:  Fiber Art VIII International Biennial Fiber Arts Exhibition

Deadline: June 1st, 2017

The Fiber Art juried exhibition is held every two years at Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA). Surface Design Association (SDA) is joining SCA in presenting the 8th Biennial exhibit. National and international artists are invited to submit innovative and traditional fiber art work, contemporary concepts using either traditional or unusual materials.  Accepting both two and three dimensional pieces, including wearable and large installation art.

Open to all mediums, this exhibition focuses on the duality of light and dark, and on reflections of every kind, including the introspective or narcissistic ones. The Sebastopol Documentary Festival will also be happening and will need lots of seating area;  3-D artists, consider creating work that can be suspended from the ceiling.

Awards: Best of Show $500, Second Prize $200, Surface Design Association Award of Excellence: Membership to SDA, Coordinators’ Merit Awards.

Jurors: Fiber artists Eszter Bornemisza, Wendy Lugg and Jason Pollen.

Entry fee.

Prospectus PDF: http://sebarts.org/images/uploads/LAST_FIBER_ARTS_VIII_2017_PROSPECTUS_.pdf

Website link: http://sebarts.org/index.php/calls-entry/

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

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Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego (CA), Call for California Artists: Two Exhibition Spaces for 2018 – 2020

Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego (CA), Call for California Artists: Two Exhibition Spaces for 2018 – 2020

Deadline: May 31st, 2017

The Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego (JFGSSD) are accepting applications from California Artists for two exhibition spaces for the 2018 – 2020 exhibition season.

The JFGSSD hosts a variety of exhibits including the works of emerging and established artists, private collections, selected examples from the JFGSSD permanent collection, traveling exhibits and submission-based exhibits. Located in the heart of the City’s premier cultural center, Balboa Park, the Japanese Friendship Garden attracts roughly 4,000 – 6,000 local (50%) and international (50%) visitors per month making it an ideal location to exhibit.

Criteria:

  • Promotes understanding of Japanese art, culture, heritage, and/or history through the appropriateness of subject, technique, and/or style (required)
  • Enhances the JFGSSD’s mission and evokes the spirit of the Japanese Friendship Garden (required)
  • Educational content ranging from artistic technique and development to historical information
  • Ability to provide additional activities (i.e. workshop, lecture, and/or demonstration)
  • Reflects vitality and originality of artistic expression
  • Ease and cost of installation
  • Has relevance to JGSSD special events, cultural holidays, annual programming, and/or relation to other events or exhibits in the community
  • Satisfies public safety regulations
  • Exhibitor agrees to submit and sign an exhibit proposal with the JFGSSD

For more detailed information and instructions to apply: http://www.niwa.org/exhibition-program/

 

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Job- North Central College (IL): Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing

Job- North Central College (IL): Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing

Review of applications will begin May 15th, 2017 and continue until the position is filled

The Department of Art and Design in the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in Painting and Drawing at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2017. A Master of Fine Arts in Painting is required as well as a minimum of two years teaching at the college level. Teaching responsibilities include drawing, painting and 2D Design courses. Candidates should have the ability to teach historical and contemporary approaches in painting and drawing and the ability to teach printmaking or photographic media a plus. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence, mentoring of students, and ongoing scholarship.Founded in 1861, North Central College is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of about 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago, Illinois in Naperville. The college is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit: http://www.noctrl.edu North Central College is an EEO Employer.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, 20 images of artwork with image list, 10 images of student artwork, artist statement, sample syllabus and contact information for three references.

For further information, please email Christine Rabenold, Coordinator, Chair of search committee, at cmrabenold@noctrl.edu  Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Website link for more detailed information and how to apply: https://northcentralcollege.peopleadmin.com/postings/3576

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National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Call for Submissions- 2018 NCECA Annual, Visual Voices: Truth Narratives

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Call for Submissions-  2018 NCECA Annual, Visual Voices: Truth Narratives

Deadline: June 14th, 2017 (midnight MDT)

Overview: The recently refreshed format of the NCECA Annual blends impactful attributes of invitational and open juried models of exhibition development. NCECA’s aspiration for this exhibition is to enable exceptional work to represent clay’s concerns for craft and material expression in concert with meaningful content and conceptual rigor. NCECA remains committed to the belief that relatively under-exposed artists will have opportunities to present their work with that of more established and already recognized emerging creators in the field.

The NCECA Annual is developed through the vision of a single curator/juror who generates an organizing concept for the exhibition and invites five artists whose work will frame curatorial ideas. Additional works and artists for the exhibition will be selected through an open call for submissions. The curator/juror will review these entries and make final selections for the exhibition.

Curator: Winnie Owens Hart is recognized as an educator, artist, filmmaker, author and critical thinker in matters of clay, art and culture. She taught at Howard University for more than 37 years and has conducted research, exhibited, and presented lectures internationally.

2018 Exhibitions Focus: Curator/juror, Winnie Owens-Hart has invited artists Syd Carpenter, Roberto Lugo, Sana Musasama, Reginald Pointer, and Janathel Shaw to frame the curatorial concerns of Visual Voices: Truth Narratives. The artists selected create powerful works that speak in a variety of visual volumes that touch on personal and global issues and emotions. Their narratives, whether literal or abstract, acknowledge that intolerances spawn racial, religious, class, and gender biases in every part of the world. The sense of interconnectedness created by modern media has transformed what was once an ancestral community to now a global community. Our stories, re-told in clay, are borderless. Historically, the narrative ceramic object has engaged with the retelling of events through visual imagery codification. Clay works dating back thousands of years have enabled archaeologists to theorize on ceremonial, spiritual, and utilitarian societal markers that document the social and cultural contexts of their makers’ communities.

Makers have continued the creation of narrative works using clay. Contemporary narrative ceramic artists, compared to their historical counterparts, are visually bombarded through media systems. Some work is created based solely on the artist’s personal experiences while others are influenced by what they see through the media; many today are shaped by both.

Eligibility: Submission of works for consideration is open to the broad field of ceramic art. Artists must be over 18 years of age and not matriculating for a degree in higher education. (NCECA provides a platform for student artists in the National Student Juried Exhibition which will take place at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in 2018.) NCECA membership is not a requirement of eligibility, however, NCECA members receive a discount on entry fees.

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://nceca.net/2018-nceca-annual-visual-voices-truth-narratives/

 

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Gallery Aferro (NJ), Open Call for Parent Artists: Sustainable Arts Fellowship, with stipend, 2017 – 2018

sus-arts-headerGallery Aferro (NJ), Open Call for Parent Artists:  Sustainable Arts Fellowship, with stipend

Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 for 6-Month Rotations

Deadline: June 20th, 2017

Gallery Aferro believes that persistent dedication to craft and creative output is a formula for success as an artist, but sometimes life gets in the way of artistic productivity. This issue is particularly visible in the case of artists who are also parents. Many of our responsibilities and experiences define our time and creative output. Gallery Aferro is invested in uplifting artists to help them make art now, not later, and encouraging an environment where they can make work as large and complex as the vision of the artist. With the help of funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Gallery Aferro offers this open call to all artists that are parents* and would like to continue their creative practice in an engaged and energized studio residency in downtown Newark, NJ. The studio will be provided to the parent-artist for 6 months at no cost and will come with a $1000 stipend given at the beginning of the 6-month rotation. The stipend and free studio will facilitate the parent-artist in coordinating effective time and energy to be spent in their studios.

*The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a “Parent” simply as “a person who is a father or mother” -or- “a person who has a child”, and although that may be a nice, tidy definition, we think it oversimplifies the term. A “Parent” we think can be defined in many ways that are definitely not tied to gender binaries or “having” a child. This open call is open to anyone who has or shares legal guardianship over a person under the age of 18.

This open call opportunity is for 2 available slots, August 19th, 2017 – February 19th, 2018 & February 20th, 2018 – August 20th, 2018. The studio is a newly renovated work-only space with large steel shelving. It is a private studio but the building is regularly busy with artists and art enthusiasts interested in collaboration and idea sharing. This call is open to artists, local or not, who are working in any media.

For more information and guidelines on how to submit, please visit https://aferro.org/opportunities/open-calls

 

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The Growlery (CA), Call for Applicants: 2018 Residency for Visual & Performance Artists

The Growlery (CA), Call for Applicants: 2018 Residency for Visual & Performance Artists

Deadline: July 15th, 2017

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

The Growlery is centrally located in San Francisco, CA: 1 block from a commercial corridor including grocery stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. Close to public transit (Muni busses going downtown and to the beach!)
Walking distance to Golden Gate Park

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

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

Budget: Each residency comes with a $500 materials budget.

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

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

 

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Fort Worth Community Arts Center (TX), International Call for Artists: Solo Show[Down]

Fort Worth Community Arts Center (TX), International Call for Artists: Solo Show[Down]

Deadline: May 15th, 2017, midnight CST

Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to present Solo Show[Down], an international call to artists over the age of 18, open to all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person. Entry fee.

Awards: Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a honorarium of $2000. Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7. People’s Choice: Single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize of $250.

Juror: Jennifer Casler Price has held the position of curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. During her tenure, she has curated over 20 exhibitions covering a diverse range in subject matter.  She has also juried exhibitions for the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the San Antonio Art Museum League and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival. Jennifer has been a commissioner on the Fort Worth Public Art Commission since October 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Commission. She has been a member of the Association of American Museum Curators (AAMC) since its founding in 2001.

Sales: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. 

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/81325/solo-showdown

 

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Chris Eckert

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 Chris Eckert

Auto Ink, 2010, Polychromed metal, microelectronics, 54″ X 22″ X 20″

http://chriseckert.com/

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Fort Works Art (TX), International Call for Submissions: Paper Works

Fort Works Art (TX), International Call for Submissions: Paper Works

Deadline: May 10th, 2017

Artists are invited to submit 1-3 works on paper for a group exhibition at Fort Works Art. Submissions are due by May 10. Paper Works ​will be shown in conjunction with ​Tropism, ​a solo exhibition by installation artist Crystal Wagner. Internationally renowned, Harrisburg-bsed artist Crystal Wagner has been described by Juxtapoz Magazine as “prolific and stunning.” Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Hi Fructose, and Complex Art & Design, as well as VH1. Entry fee.

Juror: Alison Hearst is a Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Hearst is the curator of the museum’s FOCUS exhibition series and has presented exhibitions of artists including Fred Tomaselli, Joyce Pensato, Stanley Whitney, Thomas Demand, and Lorna Simpson. Hearst also organized Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings, which opened at the Modern in February and will travel to several other venues. Hearst received a MA in Art History from Texas Christian University and a BFA in Art History from the University of North Texas.

To apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4294

Website: https://www.fortworksart.com/works-on-paper/

About: Fort Works Art is committed to bringing life, vitality and energy to the art scene in Fort Worth, TX.  They are a resource for both seasoned collectors and the everyday individual.  Existing somewhere between a gallery, a cultural center and a museum, Fort Works Art strives to continually evolve into its’ own entity, free from the traditional labels of the art world. They exist to support the arts, to give back to the community and to inspire youth.

 

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Site: Brooklyn (NY), International Call for Entries: Text and Image

3609Site: Brooklyn (NY), International Call for Entries: Text and Image

Deadline: May 4th, 2017

This is an open call to artists for an exhibition of prints at Site:Brooklyn. The exhibition will highlight the intersection between text and image. Entry fee.

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 all two dimensional mixed media, drawing, painting, printmaking and photography.

Juror: We are fortunate to have the highly respected critic Edith Newhall jurying the show. Newhall is the art critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she has been since 2005. Her previous positions include staff writer and editor for New York Magazine. Her articles on the arts and travel have also been published in ARTnews, the Washington Post, Travel & Leisure and Condé-Nast Traveler.

For more detailed information and link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4291

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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Art & Pancakes, April 30th, 2016

Art news for your sunny Sunday morn. Enjoy!

165 Street Artists Took Over an Abandoned Building in Berlin, and the Results Are Wild   Link

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Writes 6,500 More Women Into Art History   Link

“Art’s Role Is to Generate Guilt, and Thereby Change”: How to Make Political Art Today   Link

One of Seattle’s only black-owned art galleries gets hit with a 30% rent increase and no notice.   Link

Creativity will be the source of our next industrial revolution, not machines.   Link

New York City’s Museum of Trash Rescued by Sanitation Worker Nelson Molina    Link

“Whether you succeed…is irrelevant… Making your unknown known is the important thing.” Georgia O’Keeffe on success.   Link

Edgar Heap of Birds discusses his work Genocide and Democracy in “Reconstitution”   Link

Argentine artist Marta Minujín is Creating a Parthenon Made of 100,000 Banned Books: A Monument to Democracy & Intellectual Freedom.   Link

“Despite rumors of its disappearance, the real remains with us”: Hal Foster on alternatives to alternative truths.   Link

MFA Boston Is Latest Museum Driven Crazy by Instagram Censorship   Link

From the NYTimes: Mark Bradford’s Mythic Rebellion for the Venice Biennale   Link  and then: Mark Bradford Claims New York Times Published Photos of His Work Without Permission   Link  oops

Conceptual artist and architect Vito Acconci passes away at 77   Link

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San Francisco Arts Commission (CA), National Request for Qualifications, Public Art Opportunity: Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series

SFAC_logoSan Francisco Arts Commission (CA), National Request for Qualifications, Public Art Opportunity: Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series

Deadline: May 15th, 2017, 11:59pm PST

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for the 2018 “Sanctuary City” Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series.

Project Overview: The Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series has commissioned new artwork by Bay Area artists on an annual basis since 1992. Each year, the Program commissions three or four artists to create a new body of work that responds to a theme specific to San Francisco. Each poster series is on view for approximately three months, and consists of 6 unique images that are printed at 68 inches high by 47 ¼ inches wide, and installed in 18 bus kiosks on Market Street between 8th Street and the Embarcadero.

Project Description: The theme for the 2018 series is Sanctuary City. A sanctuary city is loosely defined as a jurisdiction that welcomes refugees and immigrants, and limits its cooperation with federal immigration enforcement actions. San Francisco declared itself a sanctuary city in 1989 with the intention of providing access to municipal services to all residents, regardless of immigration status, to ensure a safe and inclusive city for everyone.

The 2018 poster series will focus on what it means to be a sanctuary city in today’s political climate. While the theme is open to interpretation, work in this series may include stories of immigration, immigrant contributions to the cultural landscape of San Francisco, perspectives from the children of immigrants, Native American perspectives on immigration, and profiles of individuals/organizations who work to defend immigrant rights.

Budget: The total budget is $10,000 inclusive of the artist fee, poster designs, digital file preparation, and proofing. The budget does not include printing and installation which will be managed and paid for by the Arts Commission. Finalists for the project will be paid an honorarium of $850 to develop their proposals.

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://www.sfartscommission.org/find-opportunities/calls-for-artists/2018-art-market-street-kiosk-poster-series

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The Image Flow (CA), National Call for Artists: 2nd Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

The Image Flow (CA), National Call for Artists:  2nd Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

Deadline: June 2nd, 2017

From their call: The Image Flow invites artists to submit work for our second annual group exhibition of alternative process photography. Cyanotype, platinum, palladium, gum bichromate, van dyke, photogravure, tintype, ambrotype, wet plate collodion, daguerreotype, transfers and lifts, salt-prints, hand-painted, original lumens, and any combination of alternative process photography will be considered. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing your wonderful alternative process work!

Due to the popularity of last year’s exhibition, this call for art is now extended nationally and open to all artists living or working in the United States. Only the original alternative process prints will be accepted for exhibition, please no digital prints. All entries must be original works of art and entirely the work of the entrant. Accepted entries will be exhibited at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA.

Eligibility: All artists living or working in the United States working in alternative photographic processes.

Registration & Fees: $25 registration fee. Artists may submit up to 5 images for review once registered.

Image Requirements: Please name all image files as “Last Name_First Name_Title_Dimensions_Year”
2500 px on the longest edge, 72 ppi, saved around 80% quality JPG in sRGB. *File size must be limited to 4mb*

From more information and link to apply: http://www.theimageflow.com/gallery/call-for-art/

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

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Saginaw Valley State University (MI), International Call for Artists: Exhibition Opportunities

Saginaw Valley State University (MI), International Call for Artists: Exhibition Opportunities

Deadline: November 1st, 2017

The University Art Gallery at Saginaw Valley State University is seeking artists and show proposals for consideration as a part of its current and future exhibition seasons. Out-of-State and international artists are encouraged to apply, funding through the UAG is limited and external funding support will be needed.

Individuals applying to the space need to submit a resume, artist’s statement, an image list, and ten images of the work intended to be exhibited.

Out-of-State artists applying to exhibit will/may need to provide your own funding support.

For more detailed information and images of gallery: http://svsu.edu/artgallery/exhibitinfocallforartist/

 

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International Call for Entries: 2017 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics

International Call for Entries: 2017 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics

Deadline: July 17th, 2017

Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory, The Muskingum County Community Foundation, Seilers’ Studio & Gallery and the Artist Colony of Zanesville, with support from the Ohio Arts Council, Mayco, and the Pioneer School of Zanesville Clay Center, present the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, the largest best of show prize in ceramics in the Western Hemisphere. The 2017 Zanesville Prize Best-of-Show award will be $20,000. An additional $11,000 in prizes will be awarded to other successful competitors. This event is the third of a competition for the Zanesville Prize that is now held every two years.

Jurors will select up to 100 entries into the exhibit from the images of works that will be submitted worldwide to the competition. From those finalists the jurors will choose the Zanesville Prize recipient and the other award recipients.

The three jurors are:
Mary Jo Bole, past professor of art at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
http://maryjobole.com/
Leslie Ferrin, director of FerrinContemporary and Project Art, North Adams, Massachusetts
http://ferrincontemporary.com/
Tony Marsh, Ceramics Program Head, California State University, Long Beach, California
http://www.tonymarshceramics.com/

Artists will be able to enter their work in one of the following categories:

  • Functional
  • Sculptural
  • Mixed Media
  • Vessel

The jury will select a top winner in each category and from those four, will award one the Best of Show $20,000 Zanesville Prize, which is a Purchase Prize. Additional awards of $2,000 will be given to the top piece in of each of the remaining three categories and $1,000 Honorable Mention awards to the runner-up in each of the four categories. In addition, a $1,000 People’s Choice prize will be awarded.

Entry fee.

For more detailed information and link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4386

Website link: http://zanesvilleprize.org/call-for-entries/

 

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National Call for Sculptors: Public Art Opportunity in South San Francisco

National Call for Sculptors: Public Art Opportunity in South San Francisco

Deadline: May 10th, 2017

The South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission is seeking existing sculpture to be installed in various designated areas in South San Francisco. All artistic styles, abstract or representational, will be considered. Participation is open to all artists, 18 years and older who reside in the United States.

The City of South San Francisco supports a robust public art program that includes the installation of art, both temporary and permanent, at public and private locations. Past projects encompass the renovation of treasured icons, embellishment of City entrances and parks, and beautification of the downtown area. Installation of public art has been coupled with enhanced landscaping at each site. With continued upgrades and development, the city seeks to acquire engaging new sculpture works to enliven public spaces and create a sense of place.
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Budget: The project budget is all inclusive of project costs, including artist’s fees and expenses, taxes, materials, fabrication, permit fees, insurance fees, travel costs and delivery costs. Pedestals, site preparation, installation and lighting of the artwork will be negotiated with the city. The selected artist or artist team will receive a commission of up to $20,000 maximum. Cost will be one of the criteria for selection. Travel and lodging expense is the sole responsibility of the artist(s).
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For more detailed information and how to apply: http://www.ssf.net/DocumentCenter/View/15380
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Sublime/Transcendent: Missy Engelhardt

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 Missy Engelhardt

Gray 3D, 2013, 120″ X 107″ Hand scored paper nailed to wall
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San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (CA), Call for Proposals for West Coast Artists: Sandbox Projects Installation Proposal, with honorarium

 San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (CA), Call for Proposals for West Coast Artists: Sandbox Projects Installation Proposal 2018-2019, with honorarium

Deadline: May 8th, 2017

The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) invites West Coast artists to submit proposals for site-specific, immersive, large-scale installations at the ICA. 

In the Silicon Valley, technologists use the term “sandbox” as a figurative place to experiment with new code or ideas. In a similar spirit, the ICA’s Sandbox Projects is a space that supports emerging and mid-career artists to experiment, take risks and develop works that would not otherwise be realized. Not limited to media, the program encourages site responsive, ambitious, architectural and large-scale works.
 
The ICA will award an artist/artist team with an honorarium (ranging from $1,500- $5,000) to design, create and complete an installation project. The honorarium can be used towards project expenses including materials, supplies, transit of artwork (both ways), travel, per diem, and artist fee. The ICA will additionally support the project with access to a team of professional preparators during install and de-install, provide marketing for project and host an exhibition opening.

The ICA will present a site-specific installation per season (approximately four site-specific installations/year) and each installation will be featured for approximately 3 months. This Call for Installation Proposals is for the 2018 and 2019 exhibition schedule.

Website link: http://sanjoseica.weebly.com/opportunities.html

 

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Ann Arbor Art Center (MI), National Call for Artists: REMIX

Ann Arbor Art Center (MI), National Call for Artists: REMIX

Deadline: May 9th, 2017

The Ann Arbor Art Center (Ann Arbor, MI) is seeking artists working in any media for a summer exhibition REMIX, juried by Andrew Rosinski.

Juror: Andrew Rosinski is an artist, filmmaker, & independent curator. In 2009, he founded Dinca​​, a contemporary ​art blog surveying the most noteworthy & innovative artworks that exist in physical, digital, & time-based spaces.

All artwork mediums are welcome, including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture & objects, text, new media, and moving image, as well as new and traditional modes of artmaking combined in unexpected ways.

Artwork may be an abstraction of recognizable imagery; satirical, ironic or social commentary on its subject; influenced by the internet age, and the network in which it exists; or may employ visual rhetoric of advertising, corporate branding and commercial software tools.

Eligibility: This call for entry is open to any artist who is 18 years or older.

Media: Works must be original within the previous two years. Works submitted must not have been previously shown in any competition at the Ann Arbor Art Center.

Awards:
Best of Show: $500
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100

Link via CaFE for more information and entry: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4374

Website link: http://www.annarborartcenter.org/exhibitions/call-for-entries/

About: For 107 years, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been sparking creativity in people of all ages and artistic abilities. Our mission: “to be a contemporary forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, collaboration and exhibition, and to engage minds, expand perspectives and inspire growth in students of all ages, teachers, artists and the community.” They are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

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Art & Pancakes, April 23rd, 2017

A very short list of art news for your Sunday morning.

Artists who turn their backs on the world.   Link

The Law Shaking Up the Art World    Link

A Small but Steadfast Group of Artists Gathers in NYC to Protest Trump’s Anti-Arts Agenda   Link

Six Street Artists Threaten McDonald’s with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit   Link

MoMA Unearths Female Abstractionists That Have Languished in Storage   Link

5Pointz Graffiti Artists Get Their Day in Court   Link

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San Joaquin Delta College’s LH Horton Jr Gallery (CA), National Call for Artists: Visions In Clay 2017

San Joaquin Delta College’s LH Horton Jr Gallery (CA), National Call for Artists:  Visions In Clay 2017

Deadline: June 19th, 2017

Entry is open to all artists residing in the United States. Ceramic works of any thematic and stylistic presentation will be accepted for entry. Clay must be the primary medium. Works may be functional or sculptural. Assembled works may not exceed 4ft. in any direction, and 50lbs in weight.

Juror: John Toki, Co-Author, “Hands In Clay” .Board Member, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Associate Director, Mission Clay Arts and Industry, Former Faculty, California College of the Arts

Gallery Awards:  Best of Show: $800 / 2nd Place: $600 / 3rd Place: $400
San Joaquin Potters Guild Founders Award: $300.

Gallery Exhibition Dates: August 24th – September 15th, 2017

Entry Fee: $30 for 3 entries,  $5 each additional work entry for a total of 6 entries. Unlimited alternate view images of 3D entries are $5 each.

Website link: https://www.deltacollege.edu/div/finearts/dept/dca/gallery/VisionsInClayCall.html

The LH Horton Jr Gallery is a non-profit art gallery located on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. The Gallery provides excellent exhibition opportunities, with over 2000 square feet of exhibition space, an extended 22 ft. ceiling with mounts, and over 1200 visitors to each exhibition.

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Avenue 12 Gallery (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: “Our Summer of Love and Resistance”

Avenue 12 Gallery (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: “Our Summer of Love and Resistance”

Deadline: May 10th, 2017

“Our Summer of Love and Resistance”
In the spirit of social progress and vibrant visual energy

Avenue 12 Gallery invites Bay Area artists to submit work that invokes the San Francisco spirit of social progress and vibrant visual energy. Not only by honoring 50 years since the Summer of Love, but as a call to reflect on our current political environment, and celebrate visual art that resists oppression.

Exhibition Dates: June 23rd to Aug 26th, 2017

For more detailed information: http://avenue12gallery.com/submissions/summer-of-love-and-resistance/

About: Avenue 12 Gallery is a new contemporary art gallery in San Francisco with a focus on artwork by emerging and mid career Bay Area artists.

 

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Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation, National Call for Applicants: 2017 Arts Writers Grant

Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation, National Call for Applicants: 2017 Arts Writers Grant

Application deadline: May 17th, 2017

The Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

The program issues awards, ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, directly to individual authors for articles, blogs, books, new and alternative media, and short-form writing projects. We support the broad spectrum of writing on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship.

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

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

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://www.artswriters.org/

 

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

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

Deadline: May 17th, 2017 11:59pm EST

From their call:  Abstraction in art and photography is defined as the use of a visual language of color, shape, form, and line to create an image that may exist with an independence from visual references in the real world.

The concept of abstract art goes back as far as Plato, who stated “Straight lines and circles are not only beautiful, but eternally beautiful”. While abstract art itself may have existed since before recorded time, it did not become formalized until the modern era. As the technology of photography paralleled the trends in art, so abstraction became part of the photographic idiom. Almost everyone who’s used a camera seriously has produced an abstract image, if only by accident.

For this exhibition, we’re seeking photos in which color, form, design, and shape take the place of a representation of reality. Think of peeling paint, ripples on water, pat-terns in concrete or asphalt. This is an opportunity to let your imagination off its leash.

Juror: Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, educator, and photographer. Based in Portland, OR, he has been involved with many facets of the photographic arts. He is the founder of One Twelve Publishing which originates photography based pro-jects in both print and online gallery formats. One Twelve published their first monograph, a book of large-format photography.

 Entry fee.

Website link: http://darkroomgallery.com/ex96

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

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The Brand Library Art Gallery (CA), National Call for Entries, Juried Exhibition: 45th Annual Works on Paper

The Brand Library Art Gallery (CA), National Call for Entries, Juried Exhibition: 45th Annual Works on Paper

Deadline: June 2nd, 2017 10:59 pm PST

The Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California is announcing its 45th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper. Cash awards total over $4,000 including a Juror’s Award.  All accepted artworks will be included in a printed exhibition catalog. Our juror this year is Leslie Jones, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  Ms. Jones specializes in modern and contemporary works on paper and has been at LACMA since 2005. Among the exhibitions she has curated are: Drawing Surrealism (2012), Ed Moses: Drawings from the 1960s and 70s (2015) and, most recently, Tony Smith: Smoke (on view until July 2, 2017). Both curator and art historian, Jones has worked in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim. She earned her PhD in 2003 from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts with a dissertation on the ink drawings of Henri Michaux.

Entry fee.

Media: Any artwork on or of paper, including collages, drawings, paintings, photography, prints, watercolors, and 3-dimensional works.

Eligibility: Participation is open to artists residing in the United States. Entries must be original artwork executed within the preceding two years and not previously exhibited at the Brand Library & Art Center. Any artwork misrepresented by the images submitted may be rejected. The Brand Associates and Juror reserve the right to decline any artwork deemed unacceptable and no refunds will be given for these entries. Accepted artworks may not be removed or substituted before the close of the exhibition. Artwork must be available between August 26th and November 22nd, 2017.

For more detailed information and link to entry via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4167

Website link: http://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/library-arts-culture/brand-library-art-center/brand-library-art-galleries/brand-45

PDF of call: http://www.glendaleca.gov/home/showdocument?id=36885

 

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Jobs- Allan Hancock College (CA): Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Art/3D Emphasis

Job-  Allan Hancock College (CA): Tenure-track Assistant Professor Art/3D Emphasis

Deadline: April 25th, 2017

This is a full-time teaching position-ceramics, sculpture, 3-d design on beautiful central coast of California at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California.

This is a full-time, 175-day (10-month annual contract) tenure-track faculty position in the Fine Arts Department. The instructor will provide instruction in sculpture, ceramics, 3-D design and other three dimensional media with the additional possibility of teaching drawing, 2-D design and art appreciation. The instructor will participate in program review and curriculum development; review and revise content of course(s) as necessary; maintain five (5) required office hours per week for student consultation; participate in department and college activities; maintain class and examination schedules as well as grade and attendance records according to college regulations; and perform related tasks as required. The assignment may include teaching in the evenings and on weekends at any college site.

Beginning date: August 2017, pending board approval.

Salary and benefits:
• Hiring salary range is $52,834 to $72,954 depending upon education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,500 is paid annually.
• Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision (employee only), and salary protection insurance.

To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit the following application materials to the college human resources office by end of business (4:00 p.m.), Tuesday, April 25th, 2017.
• Signed district application for faculty/administrative positions
• A current and complete resume/CV of education and professional experience
• Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the application process) Official transcripts are required if hired
• Cover letter
A CD or flash drive containing images of applicant’s studio artwork, 15 images of current work and 5 images demonstrating expertise in academic sculpture if different from current work (can be older work), not to exceed 20 images. Please label CD or flash drive clearly and submit in a 6″ x 9″ manila envelope labeled with your name and title of the position.

Link to more detailed information: http://hancockcollege.edu/human_resources/employment-opportunities.php

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Sublime/Transcendent: Sarah Krepp

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 Sarah Krepp

Parallel Thoughts: The Portraits I, (#812), 24″ X 16″, tire, oil on wall

http://www.sarahkrepp.com/

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Kala Art Institute (CA), International Call for Applicants: 2017 – 2018 Kala Fellowship Award, with stipend

kala_blgKala Art Institute (CA), International Call for Applicants: 2017 – 2018 Kala Fellowship Award, with stipend

Deadline Extended:  May 25th, 2017, midnight PST

For over 30 years, Kala Art Institute has annual awarded artists time, space, and financial support for their work through the Kala Fellowship award. The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards are given based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.

In 2017, Kala will award eight artists a $3,000 stipend, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The award is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala’s specialized equipment in printmaking and digital media.

Each Fellowship Award Includes:
Cash Award: $3,000
Studio Residency: Up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute with 24/7 access to our communal studio spaces. An individual studio space may be also available depending on proposed projects and schedules.
Kala Class: One class or tutorial session that will provide training in a chosen area of printmaking and/or digital media
Exhibition: Each artist selected is included in our annual group exhibition of Fellowship artists. Public programs for artists are also possible and determined on an individual basis with each artist.
Community: Access to a community and network of approximately 75 artists working at Kala, participation in Kala events, and support of Kala staff.

Program Period: The 2017-2018 Fellowship residency period is October 1st, 2017 through July 31st, 2018. Artists must be able to schedule a 1 to 6 month residency during that time. The group exhibition is currently scheduled for July through September 2018.

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://www.kala.org/studio/fellowship-program/application-guidelines/

To apply via Slideroom: https://kala.slideroom.com/#/login/program/35049

About: Kala Art Institute’s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education. They area located in Berkeley, California.

 

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