Job: Director of Development, Djerassi Resident Artists Program (CA)

Job: Director of Development, Djerassi Resident Artists Program (CA)

Deadline: August 6th, 2017

Djerassi Resident Artists Program seeks a development professional with a dual commitment to the work of individual artists and demonstrated development experience and success in the Bay Area to fill the position of Director of Development (DofD).

The successful candidate will work from our office in San Francisco with regular in-person and electronic communication with Woodside-based staff and Bay Area board members. The successful candidate will manage most administrative details (travel, appointments, etc.) personally. Regional and occasional non-local travel. Evening and weekend work is often required.

Key areas of responsibility will be the maintenance and growth of major gifts and working in concert with Board members. The Djerassi Program seeks a goal-driven, roll-your-sleeves-up, get-the-job-done kind of person. Flexibility is mandatory; each day will be different. You may hike the redwoods with donors during the day and attend a cocktail reception that evening. You will be the face of the Djerassi Program in San Francisco and the Peninsula. Working closely with the Executive Director and volunteers, the DofD will be key to building annual support for the Program’s artist residency programs, buildings, and grounds.  Yours will be a critical voice as we transform ourselves to be a source of inspiration and respite for artists in perpetuity via a new eponymously named initiative, Djerassi Forever.

Compensation: DOQ with generous benefits including 401K, health, dental, life insurance, 15 days vacation, 9 paid holidays; 11-day year-end office closure.

For more information and link to apply: http://www.djerassi.org/employment.html

About: Djerassi Resident Artists Program is the largest artist residency program in the western United States, awarding month-long residencies to 70-75 artists and 25, 1-3 week winter residencies annually on its 583-acre property in rural San Mateo County.  An independent non-profit since 1994, the Program has an annual budget of $850,000 and a staff of 9. Its remote location, one hour south of San Francisco, and the demands of Program operations are a barrier to regular in-person contacts with Bay Area philanthropists, donors, artists and cultural organizations. We need a strong, personal presence in the Bay Area.

 

 

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Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley (CA), International Call for Artists: All Abstract, All Media Exhibition

Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley (CA), International Call for Artists: All Abstract, All Media Exhibition

Deadline: August 22nd, 2017

From their call: Western Bureau is seeking abstract and non-objective art in all styles and mediums for our upcoming group exhibition. Selected works will be exhibited alongside pieces from our Permanent Collection, including paintings and drawings by Julius Wasserstein, Jack Rabinowitz, Sacha Kolin, Jerry O’Day, Victor di Gesu, and others. This call for art is open to living artists worldwide, both professional and amateur.

Theme: Abstract and non-objective art in all styles.
Medium: All mediums accepted. Please submit hi-res JPEGS no larger than 5MB in size.
Eligibility: Open to all local, domestic, national and international artists, both professional and amateur.
Entry Fee: $40 for up to 3 images.
Artist Notification: August 31st, 2017
Art Delivery Dates: September 7 to September 14, 2017 (selected artists will receive delivery instructions)
Exhibition Date: September 17 to September 30, 2017
Exhibition Location: Western Bureau Arts, Annex Gallery- 830 Stewart Drive, Suite 271, Sunnyvale, CA
Sales Split: 80% to Artist, 20% to Gallery

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://www.westernbureau.com/#4

About: Founded in 2008, Western Bureau Arts maintains a permanent collection of modern and contemporary art spanning from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Our mission is to preserve and promote works that have been unjustly overlooked or otherwise under-represented in today’s art market. The Western Bureau’s Permanent Collection is located in the landmark 1925 Bank of Italy building in downtown San Jose, California, and our new Annex Gallery in Sunnyvale hosts monthly exhibitions of contemporary art.

 

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Surface Design Journal, International Call for Submissions, Future Fabrication: SDA 2017 International Exhibition in Print

Surface Design Journal, International Call for Submissions, Future Fabrication: SDA 2017 International Exhibition in Print

Deadline: September 15th, 2017

Future Fabrication: SDA 2017 Annual International Exhibition In Print    Surface Design Journal (SDA) member and non-member artists working in or inspired by fiber arts and/or textile media are invited to submit work for a juried issue of the Surface Design Journal, Future Fabrication: SDA Annual International Exhibition in Print. Selected work will appear in print in the Winter 2017/18 issue of the Surface Design Journal (publication date  December 23, 2017).

In celebration of SDA’s 40th anniversary, this Exhibition In Print aims to recognize the diversity of talent working within the fields of fiber and surface design as well as other practices that utilize fiber and textile materials. This year’s theme, Future Fabrication, asks artists to think about how innovations related to fiber and textile materials might shape our future. SDA warmly invites entries that consider advancements in technological innovation, material exploration, as well as provide a glimpse into the future through concept and form. Artists working in all media invited to apply.

Goal: In celebration of SDA’s 40th anniversary, this Exhibition In Print aims to recognize the diversity of talent working within the fields of fiber and surface design as well as other practices that utilize fiber and textile materials. This year’s theme asks artists to think about how innovations related to fiber and textile materials might shape our future. SDA warmly invites entries that consider advancements in technological innovation, material exploration, as well as provide a glimpse into the future through concept and form.

Artists and makers are encouraged to submit work of any size or format that demonstrates the innovative use of textile media, including nontraditional materials and techniques. In addition to traditional 2D and 3D forms, participants are encouraged to submit work that challenges and expands the contemporary definitions of textile/fiber-based art and design, such as digital art (design/animation), time-based arts (sound/video), performance art, conceptual art, land art, installation art, book art, textile design, fashion design, interior design, product design, and craft-as-social-practice.

Works should be completed on or after January 1, 2014. SDA encourages established, emerging, international and student artists to participate.

Journal Overview: Guest Editor and Co-Juror Richard Elliott, will work with Co-Juror Kathryn Hall to select all work for inclusion in a comprehensive print and digital edition of the Journal with full and detailed images as well as artist statements and  juror reflections addressing context and evolution of trends in contemporary textile arts.

Eligibility: This exhibition is open to all artists, with discounted entry fee offered to members of Surface Design Association (SDA). Artists may enter up to three pieces/images. 2D and 3D works are eligible, as is documentation of time-based media, performance, or conceptual work. As the call is for an exhibition in print, only photographic documentation of work will be accepted for consideration. Work must have been completed since January 1st, 2014. Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.

Entry fee.

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4517

Website link: http://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/exhibits/eip2017/

About: Surface Design Association, a 501c3 non-profit arts organization founded in1977, is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through member-supported benefits including publications, exhibitions and conferences.

 

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International Call for Applicants: 2018 -2019 Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (CA)

tree_A_smallInternational Call for Applicants: 2018 -2019 Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (CA)

Deadline: January 10th, 2018

Founded in 2007, Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR) is a nonprofit artist residency, which invites artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park and connect to the vibrant local artistic community. The residency provides scholarship funds, accommodations, studio space and a gallery exhibition. In addition to the 7-week summer program, JTHAR has expanded to offer year-round monthly residencies.

Artists are selected to attend the residency program by the Joshua Tree Highlands  Artist Residency Board Members. The committee reviews all applications submitted for the program. Selection is based on the merit of the artist’s work and residency proposal.

Scholarship Information: All 2018 chosen artists will receive a scholarship/stipend to be used to defer costs of participating in the program. The residency provides studio spaces and accommodations; scholarship funds can be used toward other expenses such as art materials, transportation, food, etc. Depending on available scholarship funds, 2018 scholarships will amount to between $700- $1,000 per artist. Note: The six week solo artist extension program does not have scholarship awards.  Funds can be used towards art supplies, transportation, meals, etc.

Studios and Accommodations: Each artist will be assigned his or her own house in which to live and work for the length of the residency. Artists may choose to work at the JTHAR dedicated studio space- a large shared studio space divided by moveable walls depending on the artists’ needs. Some of the assigned houses are located near the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, others are in the areas of Pipes Canyon and Flamingo Heights.

Group Artist Residency Period: Seven Weeks: April 24th – June 12th, 2018

*Additional 6 six week solo artist extension residencies available:
June 18th, 2018 – July 30th, 2018
August 6th, 2018 – September 17th, 2018
September 24th, 2018 – November 5th, 2018
November 12th, 2018 – Decembe 24th, 2018
January 1st, 2019 – February 12th, 2019
February 19th, 2019 – April 2nd, 2019

Note: Please specify in your proposal if you are applying for the 7-week group artist residency or the 6-week solo artist residency. If choosing the 6-week program, please specify which 6-week period(s) you would like.

 Website link for more information on accommodations and residency: http://www.jthar.com/residency.html
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Link to apply via CaFE:  https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4545

 

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Larkin Arts (VA), Call for Artists: National Juried Art Show

Larkin Arts (VA), Call for Artists: National Juried Art Show

Deadline: August 14th, 2017

Eligibility: This is a national juried visual art competition and exhibition that is open to any artist who is a resident of the United States and is over the age of 18, working in two-dimensional media. Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media works with a maximum depth of five inches; as well as other traditional or non-traditional two-dimensional media, excluding film, are welcome.

Juror: Jonathan McMillan, Associate Professor of Studio Art, University of Mary Washington

Awards: $2000 in cash and prizes

For more detailed information and link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4419

Website link: https://www.larkinarts.com/2017-national-juried-art-exhibition/

 

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Blue Line Arts (CA), Call for Artists: The Art of Movement

bla_logoBlue Line Arts (CA),  Call for Artists: The Art of Movement

Deadline: August 1st, 2017, 5:00pm PST

From their call: Inspired by the kinetic quality of Jim Piskoti’s paintings, Blue Line Arts is pleased to invite visual artists to participate in this exhibition celebrating movement through art. By combining traditional painting with motorized movement, Piskoti’s work uses exaggeration to engage his viewers, while creating often satirical social commentary.

Movement is a unique and powerful quality that can make a piece jump off the wall and come alive, no matter the medium. Both 2D and 3D artists are encouraged to submit works centered around and inspired by the concept of motion, whether literally or figuratively, creating an exhibit that is anything but static.

Prospectus for more detailed information PDF: http://www.bluelinearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/MovementProspectus.docx.pdf

Website: http://www.bluelinearts.org/call-to-artists

About: The Non-Profit Organization Blue Line Arts is an active South Placer community resource established over 45 years ago to promote the arts. Blue Line Arts showcases the works of regional and national artists, and offers flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures, parties, and demonstrations. A special Childrens Gallery provides a dedicated location for children’s programs.

Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100, Roseville, California

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Sublime/Transcendent: David Kuraoka

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 David Kuraoka

Momona 1, 2006, bronze

Link

 

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S&R Foundation, International Call for Applicants: Washington Award, 2018

logoS&R Foundation, International Call for Applicants:  Washington Award, 2018

Deadline: October 5th, 2017

Are you an emerging artist looking to further your creative development? The Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in music, dance, or visual arts including painting, photography, sculpture or interdisciplinary arts.

Why apply?

  • Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development.
  • An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability.
  • Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs.
  • Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.

Students currently enrolled in undergraduate/graduate programs are not eligible to apply.
How does S&R define ‘emerging?’

  1. Those who have demonstrated promising artistic development. They may have received some critical recognition but have not yet earned an extensive record of professional achievement.
  2. Have transitioned from academia and have entered their professional careers as an artist, and would benefit from an award like the Washington Award.

Website Link: http://www.sandr.org/programs/washington-awardS&R Foundation Mission: To support talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts, sciences, and social entrepreneurship, especially those who are furthering international cultural collaboration.

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San Francisco State University (CA), Submissions for Presentations: Cinema De-Centered

San Francisco State University (CA), Submissions for Presentations: Cinema De-Centered

Deadline: August 31st, 2017 

As the primary mode of experiencing moving images has drifted from the silver screen to home entertainment and digital devices, cinema’s role in popular culture must be interrogated. Just as the digital age has forced physical film onto the brink of extinction, so too has the movie theater become a place of decreasing significance. Simultaneously, definitions of cinema continue to expand. As disciplines have coalesced around terms like “new media” and “digital media,” the increasing ephemerality of cultural objects in the digital realm should be questioned. This conference seeks to explore contemporary moving images in the context of cinema in the digital age. Approaches may include but are not limited to: historiographical accounts of cinema and digital culture, de-centering or queering normative cultural texts, exploring new genres or categories of moving images, and investigating social implications of digital media texts.

Potential topics for consideration:
-Moving images and historicity in the digital age
-Cinematic form in relation to other media such as: video games, social networks, virtual reality, etc.
-Emergent forms of contemporary moving images
-Moving image texts that transgress boundaries through form or content
-Intersectional potentialities of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the digital realm
-Temporal displacement or ephemerality in digital culture
-Cultural studies and digital artifacts
-Traditional cinematic forms that de-center the viewer or medium such as: slow cinema, experimental film, polemic film, etc.

We are accepting submissions from graduate students, lecturers, post-doctorate, adjunct faculty, and working artists of all disciplinary backgrounds. We welcome presentations and video essays on papers, films, and other forms of visual media. In order to be considered, please submit an abstract of the presentation (300-500 words) as well as a brief biographical statement (100 words) to Chase Menaker, Gabrielle Vasso, and Pavel Koshukov at CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu

Website link: http://sfstate.orgsync.com/org/csgsa/CFP

PDF of call: Call for Submissions – Cinema De-Centered

 

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San Francisco Arts Commission (CA), Request for Qualifications: Treasure Island, Phase 1 Public Art Opportunities

San Francisco Arts Commission (CA), Request for Qualifications: Treasure Island, Phase 1 Public Art Opportunities

Deadline: October 16th, 2017, 11:50pm PST

From their call:  Following the release of the Treasure Island Arts Master Plan, the Arts Commission is excited to announce the first three large scale permanent public art commissions planned for a robust new art program on Treasure Island that may include as many as thirty permanent works and multiple temporary art projects in all media over the next two decades. This is a high profile and unparalleled opportunity for artists to create bold and imaginative large scale sculpture for prominent locations on Treasure Island and the adjacent Yerba Buena Island concurrent with the island-wide redevelopment.

Art Opportunities: The Arts Commission, on behalf of Treasure Island Development Authority, is seeking applications from artists for three distinct arts opportunities:
  1. Building 1 Plaza, on Treasure Island
  2. The Waterfront Plaza, on Treasure Island
  3. Hilltop Park, on Yerba Buena Island

Eligibility: Eligibility is open to professional, practicing artists. Entries not meeting the application guidelines will be withdrawn from consideration.

Project Budget: The budget for Artwork Design, Fabrication and Installation for this opportunity is $2,000,000.

Note: Pre-Application Workshops– Two pre-application workshops for these opportunities will be conducted by SFAC. One will take place on Treasure Island and the other at the SFAC’s offices to discuss the following topics:

  • Treasure Island’s Art Master Plan objectives and the strategies for achieving these objectives
  • Information about the overall application and selection process
  • Review of potential sites
  • Technical assistance regarding the application
  • Contract requirements

The first workshop will be held on September 11th, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Art Commission’s offices.
San Francisco Arts Commission
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 125
San Francisco CA 94102

The second workshop will be held on September 21st, 2017 at 5:30 PM on Treasure Island at the following location:
TICD/TMI Offices
1 Avenue of the Palms, Suite 216
San Francisco, CA  94130

 

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Art & Pancakes, July 30th, 2017

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

How Artists Fought to Keep SoHo Rents Affordable—and Why It Matters Today   Link

Interactive Art Center Meow Wolf Is Forging a New Business Model for Artists   Link

Meet 10 Depression-era photographers who captured the struggle of rural America   Link

7 Awesome Residencies for Emerging Artists   Link

Rescue Film Project: 1,200 rolls of mystery film perfectly capture ’50s Americana   Link

Sennelier, the 130-year-old paint shop that invented pastels for Picasso   Link

 

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San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (TX), International Call for Entries: 5th Biennial Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (TX), International Call for Entries: 5th Biennial Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition

Deadline: September 1st, 2017

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (SAMFA) seeks submissions for the 5th Salmon Sculpture Competition, a juried exhibition of outdoor sculpture. Open to all media that are suitable for long-term outdoor exposure. Up to 12 large scale works will be chosen for installation at the Sunken Garden Park (South Abe Street between the Concho River and Avenue D), City of San Angelo.

Cash Awards – First Prize: $2,000; 2nd Prize: $1,500; 3rd Prize: $1,000

Exhibition Juror – James Surls

Eligibility and Media –Open to all artists 18 and older. Works constructed of media suitable for long-term outdoor exposure and appropriate to be viewed by audiences of all ages in a public space will be considered. We are seeking large scale works, at least 4 feet tall. There is no weight limit. Artists must provide hardware and tools required for a safe and secure installation.

Transportation – Artists are responsible for transporting and installing their artworks. A crane and forklift will be available to help with installing and de-installing artwork. Accepted artists are asked to schedule an installation time with SAMFA staff. Slabs or flat surfaces will be provided. Up to $1000, depending on distance, will be awarded each accepted artist to help defray transportation costs (one-time payment). Keep in mind that San Angelo is in west Texas, 185 miles south of Lubbock, and 260 miles southwest of Dallas.

Insurance – Artists are responsible for insurance when art is in transit. While installed in San Angelo, sculptures will be insured against property loss or damage through SAMFA.

For more detailed information, website link: http://www.samfa.org/sculpture-competition

Link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4550

 

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b.j. spoke gallery (NY), National Call for Entries: EXPO 37

b.j. spoke gallery (NY), National Call for Entries: EXPO 37

Deadline: November 11th, 2017

The b.j. spoke gallery’s EXPO 37 exhibition will be judged by Cara Manas, Assistant Curator, Museum of Modern Art.

Eligibility: Artists living in the United States.

Media: All fine arts media are acceptable: watercolor, drawing, pastel, painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation art, photography, video, digital art, etchings, monotype, monoprint, silk screen, lithography, collagraph, fiber art, etc.  No crafts, please.

Award: The exhibition of selected works in March, 2018 at the b.j.spoke gallery, New York City.

Work is limited to 60″ in any direction and should not weigh more than 40 lbs. Please check floorplan to see that Installation will fit our gallery space. Installation art must be set up and removed by the artist.  All wall pieces must be framed and wired or display ready. Use plexiglass only (no glass) for work that will be shipped. Artists are responsible for shipping or conveying their own work to and from the exhibit.

Link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4592

Website link: http://www.bjspokegallery.org/juried-competitions/expo-37/

About:  b.j. spoke gallery is a member owned and run cooperative art gallery exhibiting many of the finest artists on Long Island. Artists showing at the gallery are well represented in numerous public and private collections. Each year we feature a major juried competition open to artists worldwide. Additionally, quality invitational shows, young and emerging artists as well as guest artists and lectures are part of the year’s scheduled program. Monthly exhibits and receptions are free to the public. The gallery is located at:
299 Main Street, Huntington, New York 11743.

 

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SEA Foundation (Tilburg, NL), International Open Call for Applicants: Funded Curator Residency

SEA Foundation (Tilburg, NL), International Open Call for Applicants: Funded Curator Residency

Deadline: August 15th, 2017

AiR Tilburg – Netherlands

From their call: SEA Foundation welcomes applications from a wide spectrum of curatorial practices, research interests and professional backgrounds. We invite curators to apply for flexible residencies up to two months.

The aim of the Curator in Residence Program is provide time, space, and access to resources for curators to develop an exhibition, a project or an event. It offers curators opportunities to familiarize themselves with the visual art scene in the south of the Netherlands and make meaningful professional connections and relationships, refine networking skills and build vital professional capacities. Curators are encouraged to meet with artists-in-residence, share their research in the form of a presentation, and engage with curatorial and artistic staff of SEA Foundation.

What Does the Residency Offer? To allow for ample research and project development, and time to collaborate with the creative community at SEA Foundation, the curator in residence is offered a light program – suited to needs – where artists, curators, and other arts professionals come together to create work and discuss themes in contemporary artistic practice.

We expect that applicants will be developing projects or developing their research with some form of future public outcome in mind. If an exhibiting partner for the proposed project is not yet identified, some assistance or coordination may be provided to secure an external opportunity for final presentation of the work created while in residence.

The aims are:

  • To support the production of art and the theory of art
  • To evoke discourse on art and art practices within a local and global context
  • To promote and relay critical and researched based production of art
  • To facilitate exchange between art intermediaries and artists, creating an expert network

Duration: Between 2 weeks and 2 months

Residency period: October 1st – November 30th, 2017

Funded by SEA:

  • Studio and private living quarters comfortably furnished
  • Including, heating, water and electricity
  • Breakfast
  • Use of shared kitchen and common residency rooms
  • WIFI everywhere on the premises
  • Use of workshop
  • Use of art-related library
  • Interaction with local artists, peers and other residents
  • Office facilities and printers
  • PR activities
  • Free parking (road side)
  • Bike on loan

Additional stipends: Stipend of 200 euro per week; Production budget 1500 euro depending on project costs

Paid by the resident: Travel costs; Personal expenses; Application fee 30 euro

Website link: http://www.seafoundation.eu/open-call-fully-funded-curator-residency/

About: SEA Foundation is a Dutch not-for-profit, artist-led organization in Tilburg the Netherlands established in 2011. Over the past few years SEA Foundation became known as an umbrella label for, support, solo exhibitions, art projects, exchanges and publications.

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MarinMOCA (CA), National Call for Artists, Fall Juried Exhibition: “AbstrAction”

MarinMOCA (CA), National Call for Artists, Fall Juried Exhibition: “AbstrAction”

Deadline: August 25th, 2017, midnight PST

From their call: We encourage work that demonstrates techniques in abstraction that move us forward. Innovative use of materials, color, shape, line, texture and subject matter can reveal or energize new movements in art. Show us what Actions and reActions are occurring in your work. This exhibit is open to all media.

Juror:  Catharine Clark, Owner, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco and New York

Open to all U.S. resident artists 18 and over. You are invited to submit up to 5 original works of art completed in the past five years, not previously shown in a MarinMOCA or Artists of MarinMOCA exhibit. Only online entries with digitally uploaded images will be accepted.

Exhibit Dates: October 14th – November 19th, 2017

Website link: https://www.marinmoca.org/Artists/CallForEntries.aspx

For full details and more information: https://www.marinmoca.org/PdfDocs/2017_AbstrActionProspectusFinal.pdf

MarinMOCA, 500 Palm Drive, Novato, California 94949

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LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College (CA), National Call for Artists: A Conversation on Race & Identity

LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College (CA), National Call for Artists: A Conversation on Race & Identity

Deadline: October 5th, 2017

The exhibition will present works that examine the personal and social impact of race/ethnicity on identity perception. Artists’ work may explore identity from a personal, introspective point of view or by focusing on socially constructed ideas of race and identity, from colorism to ethnic stereotyping. LH Horton Jr Gallery seeks to present works that are racially and socially diverse in representation and broad in perspective. The exhibition will be accompanied by the Delta Drama performance of Baltimore, written by Kirsten Greenidge, and directed by San Joaquin Delta College Professor, Greg Foro.

Eligibility: Entry is open to artists residing in the United States, and working in any medium, including primarily 2D and 3D works, as well as limited installation, interactive works, and video screenings. This is intended to be a group exhibition of 10 to 12 artists.

Work Delivery: Artists are responsible for all delivery/shipping costs, as well as optional transit insurance, to and from the Gallery. Work must be delivered and received at the Gallery on February 8th – 9th or 11th – 12th.

Exhibition Stipend: Artists selected for exhibition will receive a stipend of $100 to $400, depending on the location and amount of work to be delivered or shipped. Stipends will be negotiated at the time of selection.

For more detailed information and application instructions: https://www.deltacollege.edu/div/finearts/dept/dca/gallery/documents/ConversationCallforArtists.pdf

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

 

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Lita Albuquerque

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 Lita Albuquerque

Stellar Axis, 2006, Site specific installation, Antarctica

http://litaalbuquerque.com

Photography by Jean de Pomereu
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Songzhuang Art Festival, China, International Call for Artists: Songzhuang International Photo Biennale

Songzhuang Art Festival, China, International Call for Artists: Songzhuang International Photo Biennale

Deadline: August 10th, 2017

Songzhuang International Photo Biennale (Songzhuang Photo) is a major part of the 10th Annual Songzhuang Art Festival. It will be held in the Czech China Contemporary Museum (CCCM) on September 29th to October 13th, 2017. More than sixty domestic and international artists/photographers will be selected to exhibit their work.

There is two main categories of the photo biennale: 1.) International Contemporary Photography. 2.) Early Chinese Photography Review and Collection.

Theme of International Contemporary Photography: “Live in This Moment, Return to the Origin”

Theme Idea:
The Origin refers to the beginning of everything. Human beings have gone through wars and peace, experienced turmoil and tranquility, tasted sorrow and joy… Nowadays, mankind’s exploitation of Mother Earth, and the reliance on the fast-paced economy have long ago exceed the needs. To satisfy the bottomless lust and aggressive development of the human race, we become mindless and have forgotten the Origin.

Make a life, not a living. We should not be the mindless parts of a machine, nor materialism worshipers who live by instincts; instead, humans should regulate their behaviour in terms of divinity, with limited pursuit of material pleasure and unlimited pursuit of spiritual values. Only by doing so, the lives of species on Earth can prosper in harmony.

Eligibility: Open to domestic and international photo artists/photographers that are working within the spectrum of photo-based work, 21 years and older.

Media: We are looking for works that are primarily photograph such as traditional or digital photography. It also include mobile photography. Mixed media works will be accepted only when photo-or video-related materials are the dominant aspect. Traditional drawing, painting and sculpture will not be accepted. If there is any confusion over the media, final decisions will be made by the jurors.

There is no fee to enter/no submission fee.

For more detailed information and submission instructions: https://szipb.org/submission-3/

About: Songzhuang International Photo Biennale (Songzhuang Photo) is a legally registered art organization sponsored by both domestic and international curators/directors, critics, artists, writers, and poets in Songzhuang, Beijing. The Songzhuang Photo is based on the idea of a permanent exhibition with changing themes; through peer support and mutual encouragement our aim is to promote the artistic development and professional advancement of domestic and international artists/photographers.

 

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University of Utah, National Call for Entries: PaperWest Works on Paper Exhibition

University of Utah, National Call for Entries: PaperWest Works on Paper Exhibition

Deadline: September 22nd, 2017

Organized by the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah, this national competitive juried exhibition will showcase contemporary works on paper by artists throughout the country.

Eligibility & Media: All artists (18 years and older) residing in the USA are eligible to enter up to 3 original works that are either constructed from paper, or utilize a paper support. Works in Book Arts, Collage, Digital Prints, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking (including Monoprints) and 3D Paper Works are eligible. Works must have been completed in the last two years (Current students and employees of the University of Utah are ineligible to apply).

Juror:  Willie Cole is contemporary visual artist whose work has been the subject of several one-person museum exhibitions: Montclair Art Museum (2006), University of Wyoming Art Museum (2006), the Tampa Museum of Art (2004), Miami Art Museum (2001) and the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2001). Cole’s work has been acquired by many prestigious institutions including: the High Museum, Atlanta, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, www.williecole.com Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.

Entry Fee:  $22.50. For up to three works.

Exhibition Dates: November 6th – 30th , 2017

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://collegeoffineartsuniversityofutah.submittable.com/submit/89984/paperwest-2017-works-on-paper

Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

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Art & Pancakes, July 23rd, 2017

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

How Public Art Exposed Class Tensions in San Francisco   Link

The Guardian Advocating Public Seating to Bridge San Francisco’s Economic Divide   Link

How These Small Galleries Are Surviving Despite Wave of Closures   Link

Hear Women Art Dealers Talk Gender Equity   Link

10 Rules for Students and Teachers Popularized by John Cage  Link

100 Artists Were Invited to Paint an Entire School Before its Renovation   Link

San Francisco’s Precita Park: 500 feet of posters, 100 artists — and a lot of graffiti   Link

Hear the Radical Musical Compositions of Marcel Duchamp (1912-1915)  Link

Betye Saar on a Life of Confronting Racism Through Art   Link

Dalí’s Mustache Discovered Intact After 28 Years   Link  uh-huh

Stolen Francis Bacon Paintings Worth £30m Found In Spain   Link

How Pollock and Siqueiros Fought Fascism Through Radical Art  Link

San Francisco Chronicle Art Critic Charles Desmarais Wins Rabkin Prize for Outstanding Performance in Visual Arts Journalism   Link

Artists Stuart Anderson and Shaun Slifer are Using Kitsch Souvenir Culture to Explore How Wildlife has Been Impacted by Industrial Capitalism   Link

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The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation (NY), Call for International/National Artists: International Residency Program

The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation (NY), Call for International/National Artists: International Residency Program

Deadline: September 30th, 2017

Accepting applications from international artists for a 3 or 6 month residency in 2018 – 2019 and from US-based artists for the Winter and Spring 2018 seasons. 

From their call: The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) is now accepting applications for the International Residency Program from international and US based artists. The NARS residency supports emerging and mid-career artists and curators working across all disciplines through three and six-month residencies, creating a space for artistic dialogue and international cultural exchange for an extended period of time.

NARS offers 24/7 access to furnished, private or semi-private studio spaces (280-325 sq ft) in our diverse artist community in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As a studio based residency, the focus is on the artistic process and the experimentation that results from working alongside other artists, within New York’s cultural and sociopolitical context.

Artists meet with 4-6 studio visitors each month, gaining invaluable feedback and expanding their network of artists and professionals in NY and internationally. Residents are provided with administrative, curatorial, and professional support to explore and expand the scope of their artistic practice through research, dialogue, and the production of new projects.

Public presentation opportunities include a curated exhibition in the NARS gallery, bi-annual Open Studios, and the Entree/Encore program, through which artists share research and work through artist talks, discussions, screenings, workshops, and performances. The NARS Gallery hosts exhibitions year-round.

Residency artists benefit from a community driven program and ongoing dialogue with fellow residency artists through weekly informal gatherings, inter-studio visits and activities, as well as monthly field trips and meals together. At NARS, residents also have the advantage of working alongside 60 emerging and established NYC based artists in our studio facilities, who retain space year round. The program and facilities are designed to form a community, foster the expansion and exchange of artistic and cultural practices, and provide artists with exposure to New York and its art scene.

Please note: The studio is a work space only – housing is NOT provided.

Application fee.

Website link with more information for International and US artists, FAQ, and fellowship information: http://www.narsfoundation.org/international-residency-program/

Link to submit: https://narsfoundation.submittable.com/submit

About: The mission of the NARS Foundation is to provide a diverse platform for cultural exchange and collaboration among artists and curators. NARS provides an array of creative support services including cross-cultural exchanges, integrated residency programs and affordable studio spaces that connect with the needs of both emerging and mid-career artists. With a focus on international cultural exchange, the NARS Foundation is committed to supporting the creative professional development of artists and curators from around the world as well as community building through public programs that engage the local community in Brooklyn, New York.

 

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

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

Deadline: August 9th, 2017, 11:59pm EST

From their call: We’re proud to present Multiples, Darkroom Gallery’s 99th exhibition. In keeping with the repetitiveness of the numeral nine in 99, the theme of repeating subjects seemed like a good way to mark this milestone. As in the above photo by our juror William Albert Allard, the subjects in your photos need not be alike, but they should be all of the same kind or genre, in this case three buildings. Other than that requirement the subjects of your entry can be anything.

Think of birds on a wire, triplets, a repetitive pattern in a natural  formation, like mountains, clouds and sand dune crests, a city skyline, patterns in graphic or decorative motifs. Look for the repeating forms in your life and photos!

All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog;

  • Juror’s Choice receives a 30×48″ vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, and a free exhibition catalog.
  • Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
  • People’s Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
  • We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.

Juror: Photographer and writer William Albert Allard has been a major force at National Geographic and in mainstream photography for over 50 years. It is said that as an intern in 1964 his intimate photographs of the Amish of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, were regarded as a landmark in the photographic evolution of the magazine. A former contributor to Magnum Photos, Allard has been published in most of the major magazines in the United States and abroad. Allard is one of the few photographers of his generation whose entire professional body of work is in color.

 Entry fee.

Website link: http://darkroomgallery.com/ex99

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

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Adobe Art Gallery (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: 40th Area Artists’ Annual Exhibition: Meaning Through Making

Adobe Art Gallery (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: 40th Area Artists’ Annual Exhibition: Meaning Through Making

Deadline: September 9th, 2017, 12pm PST

Description: Artists are invited to submit work to Adobe Art Gallery’s 40th Area Artist Annual. This exhibition will explore the relationship between process, materials and expression. Emphasis is placed on the essential connection between what the artist uses to express themselves and how meaning is discovered through their hand.

Eligibility and Requirements: Open to all Bay Area artists and all 2D and 3D media. Work must be hand delivered and picked up. No shipping. Two entries per artist. Work larger than 42 inches in height and width will be installed only as space permits at the discretion of the gallery director. Maximum weight is 50 lbs. Work must be original in nature, completed within the last two years and not previously shown at Adobe Art Gallery. Artwork must be framed, wired, pre-assembled and ready to hang/display. Plexiglass is highly preferred over glass. All works must remain for the duration of the show. Adobe Art Gallery will not accept artwork that is not mounted/framed professionally and ready to display. Adobe Art Gallery reserves the right of final selection of the work to be shown.

Juror: Christine Koppes, Assistant to the Curator, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts

Exhibition Dates: September 23rd – November 11th, 2017

Website link for more detailed information: http://www.haywardrec.org/765/40th-Area-Artists-Annual-Exhibition

Entry form link: http://www.haywardrec.org/FormCenter/Adobe-Art-Gallery-12/CALL-FOR-ENTRIES-40th-Area-Artists-Annua-67

About the Adobe Art Gallery: The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District established the Adobe Art Center in the fall of 1961 to fulfill the need in the area for an art center. Classes are offered for all ages, day and night, in ceramics, painting, sculpture, jewelry and watercolor while the Adobe Art Gallery offers local artists an opportunity to display their works.

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Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (OH), Call for Fiber Artists, North America: Artist as Quiltmaker XVIII

Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (OH), Call for Fiber Artists, North America: Artist as Quiltmaker XVIII

Deadline: November 27th, 2017

The Artist as Quiltmaker is the second-longest-running  art quilt exhibition in the world. This year’s exhibition will feature the work of 32 artists from across North America, selected from a pool of over 300 entries.

FAVA deliberately chooses not to define “quilt,” thereby encouraging both established and emerging artists to submit innovative artwork, pushing boundaries and challenging expectations, whether they use traditional or non-traditional techniques or materials.

Juror for 2018: Emily Zilber; The Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Eligibility:
-Artists living in the U.S. or Canada may submit up to three entries.
-Innovative two- and three-dimensional quilts are invited.
-Work must be completed in 2016 or 2017.
-Collaborative works are invited. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
-Artwork must be an original design/concept and not created in a class or workshop. Student work is accepted if created outside the classroom and without an instructor’s guidance.
-Maximum height or width is 108”

Website link: http://www.favagallery.org/aqm-artist-as-quiltmaker.html

Link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4334

 

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Community Challenge Grant Living Alley Program (CA), Call for Proposals: Lily Street Living Alley Mural Project

Community Challenge Grant Living Alley Program (CA), Call for Proposals: Lily Street Living Alley Mural Project

Deadline: August 11th, 2017, 5:00pm PST

The Lily Street Living Alley Mural Project is a public art mural project on Lily Street in San Francisco, CA funded through the Community Challenge Grant Living (CCG) Alley Program and in partnership with the residents of Lily Street and Friends of the Urban Forest (sponsor).  A maximum of 6 murals, averaging 400 SF, are proposed for the the 200, 300, and 400 block of Lily Street.
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Artist Eligibility: Any artist or team of artists interested in creating a two dimensional series of murals on the 200, 300,  and 400 block of Lily Street, to be completed between January and June 2018, may complete a proposal in accordance with the guidelines provided below.
Artists are encouraged to submit designs that can be adapted for more than one site location or all the locations. It is desired, but not required, that the artist(s) be familiar with the SF Arts Commission mural approval process as this project is funded through the Community Challenge Grant Living Alley Program and will require full cooperation of the artist(s) and the Arts Commission.
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Requirements & Policies: The project funder, Community Challenge Grant Living Alley Program, requires that artists carry sufficient general liability insurance in order to participate in the Lily Street Living Alley Mural Project. Artists will retain any ownership right to design ideas submitted with this application until a selection has been made and contract signed between the artist and the SF Arts Commission. At the time a contract is awarded, the ownership of the design and the artwork produced, in this case the public art mural project, will be transferred to the City of San Francisco Arts Commission.
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For more detailed information, themes, and link to application PDF: http://www.fuf.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/LilyStreetArtistRFP.pdf
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CERF+, National Call for Applicants: Artists “Get Ready” Grants

CERF+, National Call for Applicants: Artists “Get Ready” Grants

Deadline: August 15th, 2017

CERF+ announces new Artists “Get Ready” Grants to help artists working in craft disciplines safeguard their studios and protect their careers. In 2017, up to 10 grants of $500 for individual artists and $1,500 for groups of artists will be awarded on a competitive basis in two grant cycles to eligible artists towards the purchase of goods or services that will have a direct impact on increasing their emergency readiness.

“For over 30 years, CERF+’s financial assistance for artists experiencing career-threatening disasters has been critical in helping them get back on their feet and back to work,” said Executive Director Cornelia Carey. “We want to help artists avoid the impacts of these disasters before they happen. This new funding program will go a long way toward helping artists make that a reality.”

Artists are encouraged to use CERF+’s Risk Assessment  to generate ideas and review recommended activities in the Get Ready and Studio Safety sections of the www.cerfplus.org when applying for the Artists “Get Ready” Grant. Eligible activities include: business protection (business insurance, inventory software, business continuity planning, creating secure business record-keeping systems), studio safeguards (safety equipment, improvements to studio health and safety, purchasing safer materials and supplies), emergency/disaster readiness (emergency tools, supplies and equipment, studio upgrades to reduce disaster risk, theft protection measures) and career protection (legacy or estate planning, financial planning services, documentation or digitization of artwork and/or related records, legal counsel, enrolling in a professional development course or workshop).

Eligibility:

  • Be an artist or a group of artists with an ongoing history of producing a body of work in
    a craft discipline or disciplines (such as woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass potters, furniture makers, cultural-based craft, or alternative craft).
  • Be a legal U.S. resident.

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: https://cerfplus.org/get-ready-portal/get-ready-grants/

About: In 1985, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (now a program of CERF+) began when co-founders Carol Sedestrom Ross, then president of American Craft Enterprises, and glassblower Josh Simpson recognized the inherent generosity within the craft community. Artists would “pass the hat” to collect monetary donations during shows and exhibitions in support of fellow artists dealing with emergencies. CERF+ was founded to expand this grassroots effort and has since provided almost $2 million in financial assistance and more than $400,000 in donated services to professional artists in craft disciplines nationwide. Mission: CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. CERF+’s core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.

 

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Monmouth Museum (NJ), International Call for Entries, Juried Watercolor: Traditional to Modern 2017

Monmouth Museum (NJ), International Call for Entries, Juried Watercolor: Traditional to Modern 2017

Deadline: August 14th, 2017, midnight EST

Museum Statement: The fluidity within the medium of watercolor offers artists a gamut of innovative and bold ways to express how they see the world. From the traditional transparent processes often capturing people, places and things in a realistic fashion, to expressive modern approaches encompassing the use of inks, gouache, acrylic and mixed media; watercolor, watercolors, watercolour, aquarelle, acuarela, etc., offer both the artist and viewer a chance to explore this unpredictable, uniquely challenging but beloved medium. Watercolor works in a variety of styles on paper, cotton, rag and fiber will be presented in this exhibition.  

Juror: Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee

Eligibility: For this juried exhibition all traditional and modern watercolor media, styles and processes will be considered including inks, gouache, acrylic and mixed media on paper, cotton, rag or fiber. Open to all artists world-wide age 18 and over. All artwork entered must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last five years, and must not have been presented in past Monmouth Museum exhibitions. NO print substitutions of original works allowed.   

For more detailed information, submission link and guidelines: https://monmouthmuseum.submittable.com/submit

Website link: http://monmouthmuseum.org/artists/njea/#callforentries

The Monmouth Museum is a private, non-profit organization established in 1963. They are located in  Lincroft, New Jersey on the Brookdale Community College campus.

 

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Sublime/Transcendent: Yang Yongliang

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 Yang Yongliang

From the New World, 2014, 400 cm x 800 cm, Giclee print

http://www.yangyongliang.com/

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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Call for Applicants: 2018 United States and Canada Competition

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Call for Applicants: 2018 United States and Canada Competition

Deadline: September 19th, 2017

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts — except the performing arts. To that end, the foundation awards approximately two hundred fellowships a year.

The fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge or artistic creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions.

Fellowships provide grants to selected individuals over a period ranging between six and twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary.

Support is only available to individuals. Fellowships are not available for the creation of residencies, curriculum development, or any type of educational program, nor are they available to support the development of websites or blogs.

The foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors.

Grant amounts vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

Website link: http://www.gf.org/applicants/us-canada/

Submission materials: http://www.gf.org/applicants/submission-materials/

Timeline: http://www.gf.org/competition-timeline/

 

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Call for Entries for San Francisco Bay Area* Visual Artists: Artadia Awards, 2017

Call for Entries for San Francisco Bay Area* Visual Artists: Artadia Awards, 2017

Deadline: August 1st, 2017, 6:00pm PST

The San Francisco Artadia Awards are open to all visual artists living and working throughout the *five Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all media, and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Artadia Awardees are selected through a two-tier jury process that combines local expertise with outside perspective from leading curators and one artist. A preliminary panel will evaluate all online submissions and select five Finalists in August. A second panel will conduct studio visits with each Finalist, gaining a broader context for the artists’ work. Not open to artists currently enrolled in an art-related degree program

Two Awardees will be selected from the Finalist pool to receive unrestricted Artadia Awards of $10,000.

The San Francisco Artadia Awards are:
– *Open to anyone living in the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo
– Free of application fees and project outline requirements
– Merit-based
– Unrestricted

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://artadia.org/awards/deadlines/

About: Artadia is a national non-profit organization that supports visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based awards and fosters connections to a network of opportunities. We recognize artistic excellence in cities throughout the United States and introduce local communities to the international art conversation. In the past 15 years, Artadia has awarded over $3 million to more than 300 artists throughout its participating award cities of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Over 20,000 artists have applied for the Artadia Awards program.

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