New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA), International Call for Entries: Patterns and Shadows

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New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA), International Call for Entries: Patterns and Shadows

Deadline: November 10th, 2019 (Midnight Pacific Time)

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Winners will receive a total of $3,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and Award Winners Catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.  Cash prize winning and Juror Selection images will be featured in a New York Gallery Exhibition at Jadite Galleries in the spring 2019. Entry fee.

Patterns & Shadows: The city in the early morning or late afternoon presents an intensified visual as the buildings, the cars and even the pedestrians present with long deep shadows. Look more closely at the buildings at any time of day and note the patterns in architecture, windows, etc.  This call is all about images where the visual impact stems from shadows or repetitive shapes/patterns. Opportunities are endless. Consider the pattern in rows of theater seats, late afternoon light on steps transforming it into repeated black and white stripes, your own shadow or that of an athlete sprinting in the park in the early hours.

Eligibility: This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers. NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.

Exhibition and Awards: There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 15 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions.

Juror: Paula Tognarelli Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 54 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and was a candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. Prior to her career as an arts administrator she spent 25 years in the printing industry. She was named one of 12 women in the United States that contributed to moving the industry from an analog workflow to a completely digital process. Paula Tognarelli brings a deep understanding and broad appreciation for diverse photographic styles, genres and mediums in her jurying process.

Website link: https://www.nyc4pa.com/patterns-and-shadows-2019

About: The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA will offer international, themed open call competitions which will be juried by recognized experts in the field of photography.

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Sublime/Transcendent: Lava Thomas

The Grind’s weekly Monday post called Sublime/Transcendent features an Artist of the Week of the staff’s choice. The artists featured will range from emerging to the well known. The work will span a wide range of ideas, methods of working, and various media.

This week’s Sublime/Transcendent Artist is Lava Thomas

Resistance Reverb: Movements 1 , 2018, Tambourines, leather, suede, Plexiglas, mirrored acrylic, acrylic paint, monofilament wire, S-hooks, aluminum grid, steel, fans, and lights, ~ 102″ × 156″ × 312″

https://www.lavathomas.com/

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International Call for Applicants: 2020 Harpo Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute (NM), with stipend

International Call for Applicants: 2020 Harpo Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute (NM), with stipend

Deadline: October 1st, 2019

The HARPO Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute is a prestigious award established in 2013 to provide an emerging visual artist with strong artistic ability and an evolving practice, the space and time to explore ideas and start new projects in a residency context at a pivotal moment in their professional development.

The HARPO Emerging Artist Fellow receives:

-$500 travel stipend
-A one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute
-A private room and bath
-A semi-private studio space
-Access to common facilities and basic tools
-A discounted membership to MAKE Santa Fe
-Breakfast food items
– Two communal meals
– Participation in monthly open studios

In 2020, the HARPO Fellowship residency can take place either January 6th – 31st, February 3rd – 28th, March 2nd – 27th, August 31st – September 25th, October 5th – 30th, or November 2nd – 27th.

Eligibility: This fellowship is open to international applicants who are self-defined under-recognized* visual artists** over the age of 25 andnot enrolled in a degree program at the time of the application deadline.

*To determine whether an artist is “under-recognized” the selection committee looks at an artist’s resume and overall presence in the field. If they see that the artist has already achieved a certain amount of prominence and recognition because they have (1) presented their work at venues such as major museums, art centers, international biennales, (2) received multiple notable awards and grants, (3) enjoy the representation of a prominent commercial gallery, they would likely not consider the applicant to be “under-recognized” by the field. As a general rule, the HARPO Foundation prefers that their funding go toward providing opportunities and encouragement to artists who have yet to receive this level of support.

**Visual Artists (e.g., Painting, Illustration, Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking). Creative writing, dance, theater, film, digital/new media, performance art, and site specific installation art fall outside the purview of the HARPO Foundation. However, a proposal with an interdisciplinary approach may be considered as long as it has a strong visual art component.

To apply via slideroom: https://sfai.slideroom.com/#/login/program/50454

Website link: https://sfai.org/fellowships/harpo-fellowship/

About:  The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are under recognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art. We view the definitions of art and artist to be open-ended and expansive.The Foundation’s grant program awards 7-10 grants annually. Grants are made directly to artists to support their development and to non-profit organizations in support of new work by artists.

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Art & Pancakes, August 18th, 2019

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

Jamaica joined growing calls worldwide for the repatriation of heritage artifacts collected during the colonial era. Link

The San Francisco Board of Education voted to conceal, but not destroy “The Life of George Washington” mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco. Link

Twelve artists have called on the Aichi Triennale to remove their work from the show until works taken off view last week are reinstated. Link

Police Investigate Vandalism Incident at African-American Museum Founded by Baton Rouge Activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph Link

As they prepare for Brexit, UK museums are making contingency plans to avoid having valuable works of arts damaged at customs. Link

After facing early criticism, plans for Central Park’s first-ever statue dedicated to historical women are being amended. Link

Liverpool World Museum used facial recognition technology on visitors to Terracotta Warriors show Link

12 unique museums one should see Link

Robert Indiana’s caretaker allowed him ‘to live in squalor and filth’ despite artist having $13m in the bank Link

Artists Turn Hong Kong’s Airport Into a Protest Art Studio as Anti-Government Demonstrations Escalate Link

The Battle Over the Soul of El Museo del Barrio Link


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Trestle Gallery, International Open Call for Entries: Introductions 2020

Trestle Gallery, International Open Call for Entries: Introductions 2020

Deadline: October 20th, 2019, 11:59pm EST

Introductions is an annual open call hosted by Trestle Gallery. The only qualification is that you have not participated in a show at our gallery before (previous open calls count, Trestle Gallery member salons & residency exhibitions do not count). Introductions 2020 curator is to be determined.

Installation Dates: January 13th – 15th 2020 | Opening Reception: Friday, January 17th, 7-9pm

  • 2D and 3D artworks of all media are accepted for consideration.
  • You may submit up to 3 works for consideration
  • Images must be in .JPG or .JPEG format, 1000 pixels on longest side, titled: LastnameFirstname_Title.jpg
  • Media can be submitted in .MOV, .MPG4, or .GIF format, titled: Lastname_Firstname_Title.mpg4
  • CV, Statement, and Bio must be submitted in PDF form, titled: LastnameFirstName_CV.pdf; LastnameFirstName_Statement.pdf; LastnameFirstName_Bio.pdf; 
  • Trestle splits all sales 70/30, with 70% going to the artist.
  • National and international artists are welcome to apply. As a non-profit we don’t have a shipping budget, so should an artist be selected they will have to cover the cost of shipping to and from the gallery.

Link to apply: https://trestlegallery.submittable.com/submit/130562/introductions-2020

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

Entry fee.

About: Trestle’s primary aim is to foster creativity by expanding opportunities and providing exposure for contemporary artists. They are located in Brooklyn, New York

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Sublime/Transcendent: Masami Teraoka

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 Masami Teraoka

Tale of a Thousand Condoms/Samurai and Razor, 1989, Watercolor and ink on canvas, 83.75in x 130.75 in

http://masamiteraoka.com/

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Firehouse Art Center (CO): 2020 International Call for Artists

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Firehouse Art Center (CO): 2020 International Call for Artists

Deadline: September 30th, 2019

From their call: The Firehouse Art Center is Longmont’s leading contemporary art center featuring both national and local artists. Our beautiful National Historic Landmark building features two exhibitions spaces and over 1,000 square feet of space. In 2017 we exhibited 123 artists in 15 unique exhibitions. New exhibitions are installed almost every month. We focus on accessible contemporary art that engages curiosity and conversation. Admission to the Firehouse is free and serves over 7,500 visitors each year. We were voted the Best Art Gallery in East Boulder County, for 6 years in a row and the Times Call Readers Choice for Best Art Gallery 5 years in a row.

Our eight member exhibitions committee consists of artists, art administrators, business professionals, curators and art collectors. Preference is given to submissions that are culturally relevant with a unique perspective and the ability to provide a diverse art experience. Cutting edge contemporary work and multi-disciplinary artists are strongly encouraged. Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals from established and emerging artists in all mediums

Entry fee.

Eligibility: International

Website link: http://firehouseart.org/artists/opportunities/

Link for more detailed information and to apply via CaFE:https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6887

Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont, Colorado

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Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop (NM), International Call for Entries: 7th Annual Juried Print Exhibition

Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop (NM), International Call for Entries: 7th Annual Juried Print Exhibition

Deadline: October 6th, 2019, midnight MST

Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery invites printmakers from around the world to submit work for our 7th Annual International Juried Print Exhibition to be held at Remarque from December 6, 2019 to January 25, 2020. The Exhibition aims to present a collection of innovative prints featuring themes and techniques from all traditions of printmaking.

Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is one of the first completely non-toxic printmaking facilities in the country. Our award-winning studio offers access to printmaking equipment and year-round classes in a great range of techniques. 

Our 3000 + square foot facility is comprised of two workshop spaces with 6 Takach presses, a classroom, and two gallery spaces in which we feature work by artists from our workshop as well as selected artists from around the world.

First prize – Solo Show at Remarque/New Grounds in the fall of 2021, gallery representation and representtion of work on gallery web site. (Representation may be offered to more than one artist.) Awards will be announced during the opening reception.

Artwork submissions

  • Each artist can submit up to 5 prints – they must be original, two-dimensional, traditional printmaking techniques, or a combination of printmaking techniques, created within the last 3 years. We welcome images that push the traditional boundaries of printmaking.
  • No digital images; no giclée reproductions.
  • Maximum paper size: 16 x 20” or 20 x 16”

Presentation: All selected works will be archivally framed and displayed in the Remarque Gallery. There is no cost to the artists beyond shipping to and from Remaque for accepted prints.

Entry fee.

For more detailed information and link to apply via CaFE:https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6901

Website link: http://www.remarqueprintshop.com/

About: Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is one of the first completely non-toxic printmaking facilities in the country. Our award-winning studio offers access to printmaking equipment and year-round classes in a great range of techniques. Our 3000 + square foot facility is comprised of two workshop spaces with 6 Takach presses, a classroom, and two gallery spaces in which we feature work by artists from our workshop as well as selected artists from around the world.

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Art & Pancakes, August 11th, 2019

A small stack of art news for your Sunday morning.

Recent studies show that museums are falling short on diversity in several key ways. Link

Despite Graffiti’s Global Popularity, Cities Still Criminalize It Link

The boundary-breaking women of New York’s graffiti scene. Link

“Fine art is good medicine”: How hospitals around the world are experimenting with the healing power of art. Link

Tokyo comic fair exhibitors sell works to raise funds for arson-hit Kyoto Animation. Link

The revolution in ceramic sculpture that raged in the San Francisco Bay Area in the ’60s and ’70s rises again, with new energy. Link

Anish Kapoor is banned from his rival’s art store. Link

Can curated works of art help a Tohoku community affected by the 2011 Tohoku Japan Earthquake disaster to heal? Link

Tips for Editioning and Pricing Fine-Art Photographs Link

Lee Krasner’s Early Prophecies Link

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Job- Photographic Center Northwest (WA): Full-Time Development Manager

Job- Photographic Center Northwest (WA): Full-Time Development Manager

Deadline: August 22nd, 2019

Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is looking to hire a full-time Development Manager to join our mighty team of 12! We seek a detailed, highly motivated individual with strong writing and social skills; experience in event planning and production; and a minimum of 2-3 years of fundraising experience. Must be collaborative, able to engage in high-level strategic thinking, and enthusiastic about developing relationships. In collaboration with the Executive Director the Development Manager oversees PCNW’s development efforts, which historically raises 30-35% of our annual $1M operating budget. Working closely with the ED this position aims to expand audience engagement and increase contributed income by 10%. This position also works closely with the Marketing Manager, and is integral to the education and exhibitions teams.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to tnovak@pcnw.org with the subject line “Development Manager”. Women, POC, and LGBTQ identifying individuals are encouraged to apply. Please no phone calls. Interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis so interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Full job description here

Website link: http://pcnw.org/support/opportunities/

Mission Statement: Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) teaches people how to see. PCNW celebrates beauty, fosters awareness of individual and collective biases, and develops discerning consumers and creators of visual media through teaching the history and future of the photographic medium. http://pcnw.org/about-us/who-we-are/

Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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Trestle Gallery (NY), International Open Call for Entries: The Wall 2020

Trestle Gallery (NY), International Open Call for Entries: The Wall 2020

Deadline: September 30, 2019, 11:59pm EST

From their call: Trestle Gallery is pleased to announce a new open call opportunity for site-specific projects for The Wall. Trestle Gallery will select 4 artists (or artistic collaborators/collectives) for the 2020 calendar year to execute a site-specific drawing, painting, or installation on our 8 x 10.25 foot entrance wall at our 850 3rd Avenue location. These projects will remain on view for approximately 2 months, with an opening reception that coincides with our other gallery programming. Applications are open to all International and National artists (NY-based or otherwise) but selected artists must be available to install and deinstall their own projects. Trestle will provide a modest stipend to help cover expenses related to the production of the work. Selected artists will be notified in the Fall of 2019. Entry fee.

Trestle is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive environment for all participants. Artists of all genders, communities, abilities, and cultures help us fulfill our mission to hold a space promoting excellence for all.

Dates for The Wall 2020:
January 17 – March 8
March 20 – May 10
July 2 – August 30
September 11 – November 1

Submission Guidelines:  

  • You may submit up to 5 images of your current work to provide some context for your proposal. If you have previously executed a site-specific wall work, please include it with your images.
  • Please make your proposal as detailed as possible. You may also submit up to 3 images to further illustrate/supplement your proposal.
  • Acceptable media include drawing, painting, sculpture, fiber art, ceramics, photography, and/or mixed media. Installations may extend up to 24 inches from the wall. Unfortunately we cannot accept proposals which include video, sound, or any other electronic components.
  • Images must be in .JPG or .JPEG format, 1000 pixels on longest side, titled: LastnameFirstname_Title.jpg
  • CV, Statement, and Bio must be submitted in PDF form, titled: LastnameFirstName_CV.pdf; LastnameFirstName_Statement.pdf; LastnameFirstName_Bio.pdf; 
  • National and international artists are welcome to apply, but selected artists must be available to install and deinstall their own projects

[Click here to access photos, floor plans, and sketch up models of The Wall at Trestle]

Website: https://www.trestlegallery.org/calls-opportunities#/open-calls/

Link to apply: https://trestlegallery.submittable.com/submit/142956/the-wall-2020

About: Trestle’s primary aim is to foster creativity by expanding opportunities and providing exposure for contemporary artists. They are located in Brooklyn, New York

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Sulfur Studios (GA), Call for Artists, Re::Claimed

Sulfur Studios (GA), Call for Artists, Re::Claimed

Deadline: December 8th, 2019, 11:59pm EST

Sulfur Studios invites artists working in all mediums to submit artwork that is inspired by graffiti and street art to be displayed in a gallery setting. How does the context of the gallery change the impact the work has on the viewer? What happens when the work is removed from the street and placed in a white box environment? How does this transition from public to private spheres alter the reception of the work’s message? Does this in some way legitimize street art, or remove its integrity?

Juror: Lisa D. Watson is a Georgia based artist and garden designer whose environmental and social concerns are expressed in each project. Her artwork contains 90% reclaimed material such as paper products, metal, industrial wood, produce netting and more. She has used recycled objects as her medium for over 25 years and continually works towards a fully sustainable practice.

Exhibition dates: January 23rd – February 8th, 2020

Website link for submission guidelines and more information:http://sulfurstudios.org/reclaimed

About Sulfur Studios: We are a collaborative, community art space based in Savannah’s Starland District.  We offer 27 private art studios, as well as retail, gallery, and event spaces. They are located in Savannah, Georgia.

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Sublime/Transcendent: Kevin Ancell

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 Kevin Ancell.

In God We Trust, 1996, Oil on canvas, 72″ x 60″

Link

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kipp Gallery, Call for Proposals: Solo and Group Exhibitions for the 2020 – 2021 Academic Year

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kipp Gallery, Call for Proposals: Solo and Group Exhibitions for the 2020 – 2021 Academic Year

Deadline: October 31st, 2019, 11:00pm PST

Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. All media will be considered. Kipp Gallery is located in Sprowls Hall on the campus of IUP in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

The gallery has approximately 1200 square feet of exhibition space with three main walls approximately 10 feet tall by 35 feet long. The fourth wall is glass with 8 feet by 5 feet doors.  Artists are responsible for transportation and shipping of artwork to and from the gallery. The artwork in the gallery will be secure at all times, and is insured by the university during the exhibition. A stipend will be provided for attendance at the opening reception and an artist lecture.

Proposals should be submitted as a single PDF and should include the following: contact information, current resumé(s), artist or curatorial statement, 20 images of work, and a corresponding image list with artist’s name, title, media, size, and date.

Link to apply: https://www.dropbox.com/request/O7k7cw4XuL5tiVIGjs4j

Kipp Gallery link: https://iup.edu/livelyarts/series/kippgallery/

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Michigan State University, Metrospace Gallery, National Call for Entries: Drawings at the Edge of Perception

Michigan State University, Metrospace Gallery, National Call for Entries: Drawings at the Edge of Perception

Deadline: August 23rd, 2019

From their call: Drawings at the Edge of Perception is a national call for artwork. The Renaissance Artist and Architect Brunelleschi is credited with inventing linear perspective and so transformed spatial illusion. We are currently in the midst of a technological renaissance with virtual reality creating another seismic shift in our sense of what illusion in Art is capable of and how the viewer can interact with it.  We seek to curate an exhibition of contemporary art that uses drawing or drawing inspired work that explores the boundaries of perception in its broadest sense. From Rorschach to dream imagery, anamorphosis to optical illusions. We are looking for work that asks the viewer to confront themselves anew, to see themselves and the world in a new way.  Visionary work that looks around the corner of possibility, drawings that make visible the boundary of what it means to see.

This call is open to everyone 18 years or older and is open to all media. Submissions can range from traditional to conceptual. Drawings at the Edge of Perception will be on view at (SCENE) Metrospace, an urban gallery in East Lansing, MI from September 13th – October 25th, 2019. The only required criteria is that works must include drawing or be inspired by drawing, all works of art must be made by visual artists living in the United States.

Juror: Benjamin Swallow Duke, Associate Professor, MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design

For more information and submission guidelines: http://www.art.msu.edu/galleries/scene/opportunities/call-entries/drawings-edge-perception/

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National Park Arts Foundation: Call for Applicants: Residencies with stipends

National Park Arts Foundation: Call for Applicants: Residencies with stipends

2020 NPAF DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK ARTIST IN RESIDENCE ($2000 Stipend)

WINTER HOLIDAYS AT HAWAII VOLCANOES ($2000 Stipend) 2019-2020

2019 DEATH VALLEY DARK SKY PHOTOGRAPHY AiR (with $1000 Stipend)

2020 JULY AiR at HAWAII VOLCANOES NAT’L PARK (with $2000 stipend)

2020 AUGUST AiR at HAWAII VOLCANOES NAT’L PARK (with $2000 stipend)

2020 SEPT AiR at HAWAII VOLCANOES NAT’L PARK (with $2000 stipend)

2019 WINTER AT HALEAKALA NP (with $2000 Stipend)

2020 U.S. VETERANS RESIDENCY AT GETTYSBURG + $1000 Stipend (JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2020)

2020 U.S. VETERANS RESIDENCY AT GETTYSBURG + $1000 Stipend (APRIL-MAY 2020)

2020 U.S. VETERANS RESIDENCY AT GETTYSBURG + $1000 Stipend (AUGUST-SEPT 2020)

2020 ALL MEDIA RESIDENCY AT GETTYSBURG + $1000 Stipend (FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020)

2020 ALL MEDIA RESIDENCY AT GETTYSBURG + $1000 Stipend (MARCH-APRIL 2020)

2020 ALL MEDIA RESIDENCY AT GETTYSBURG + $1000 Stipend (MAY-JUNE 2020)

2020 ALL MEDIA RESIDENCY AT GETTYSBURG + $1000 Stipend (JUNE-JULY 2020)

2020 ALL MEDIA RESIDENCY AT GETTYSBURG + $1000 Stipend (JULY-AUGUST 2020)

2020 EZ-APP FOR FORT UNION NATIONAL MONUMENT

Website link to see deadlines: https://nationalparksartsfoundation.submittable.com/submit

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Art & Pancakes, August 4th, 2019

A fresh stack of Art news for your Sunday morning.

Museums cannot ignore artists’ values: Artists are increasingly concerned about the ethical principles of the museums and galleries in which they show their work. Link

With Warren Kanders Gone, the Eight Whitney Biennial Artists Will Keep Their Work in the Show After All. Link

Baltimore Museum of Art dedicates a year of exhibitions to women. Link

‘We Need to Tell a Different Story’: Why Tamir Rice’s Mother Samaria Is Collaborating With Contemporary Artists to Honor Her Son’s Legacy Link

Hackers Attacked the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Are Other Cultural Institutions Next? Link

A stitch in time: How craftivists found their radical voice and may offer an alternative, powerful means of political expression. Link

The Case for Keeping San Francisco’s Disputed George Washington Murals by Roberta Smith Link

Art Galleries that Moonlight: To increase revenue in a crowded field, galleries are developing side hustles as event venues and corporate art advisors. Link

Facebook and a French teacher settled their 8 years-long lawsuit over Gustave Courbet’s “L’Origine du monde.” Link

It’s official: Law approved by French parliament this month states that the Notre Dame cathedral must be rebuilt as it looked before the devastating fire. Link

New York sets aside $212 million for next year’s cultural budget—another record for the city. Link


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VisArts (MD), International Call for Applicants: 2020 Bresler Resident Artists

VisArts (MD), International Call for Applicants: 2020 Bresler Resident Artists

Deadline: October 13th, 2019

In honor of VisArts patrons, Fleur and Charles Bresler, VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a four month residency at VisArts at Rockville,Maryland. This residency provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. The residency encourages interaction, dialogue and exploration both within the VisArts artist community and the larger Rockville community as well. The residency offers the gift of time and space to three artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. Each year the current Bresler Resident Artists will present their work in a three-person exhibition at VisArts.  

The Bresler Resident Artist is encouraged to initiate community outreach with the VisArts and greater Rockville communities. Rockville is a progressive, diverse city in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It ranks nationally and state-wide as a leader in environmental sustainability and green power use. Rockville is recognized for its high quality of life, excellent schools, numerous public parks, well-educated, and culturally diverse population. Artists are encouraged to engage with local resources including: Rockville Library, Montgomery College Rockville campus and other local schools, historical sites, Rock Creek Park, the Potomac River watershed, and Rockville’s diverse community.  

VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.  

Note* The Bresler Residency does not provide housing for artists. Please contact VisArts directly for resources regarding housing during the residency period.

To apply and for more detailed information: https://www.visartscenter.org/bresler-details/?_sf_s=bresler

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The UrbanArt Commission, The City of Memphis (TN), National Request for Qualifications: Atrium Suspended Sculpture

The UrbanArt Commission, The City of Memphis (TN), National Request for Qualifications: Atrium Suspended Sculpture

Deadline: August 14th, 2019

Total Budget: $400,000; Design $98,875, Fabrication $296,625, all-inclusive. Total project budget includes honoraria for up to three finalists of $1,500 for their proposal designs.

The Memphis Convention Center is being reimagined as the facility undergoes an important expansion and upgrade with modern enhancements. The dramatic renovation of the convention center is currently underway and will be complete by Fall 2020.

Eligibility: Any artist currently living and working in the United States. Artists are invited to apply as a team if desirable.

UrbanArt Commission (UAC) is partnering with the City of Memphis and the Memphis Convention Center Board of Commissioners to produce a $400,000. large-scale sculpture in the main atrium that welcomes visitors to the renovated facilities. The selection committee expresses an interest in a public art piece that will speak to one or more of the following themes (additional information will be provided to finalists invited to submit site-specific proposals):

  •  Natural assets of the area including the Mississippi River, Mississippi Flyway, and a dense tree canopy
  • Celebrate the rich history of music made in and inspired by Memphis
  • Honor the stories and experiences of the diverse communities and leaders in Memphis history, particularly indigenous and black communities
  • Explore the possibilities of Memphis as the city moves forward into our third century

For more detailed information, guidelines, and submission link: https://uacmem.org/opportunities/mcc-atrium

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Sublime/Transcendent: Sipho Mabona

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 Sipho Mabona.

The Dragonflys’ Head & 1st Two Legs, 2019, Cochineal, on folded cotton, 40cm x 50cm

https://www.mabonaorigami.com/de/blog.html

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Marin Society of Artists (CA), National Call for Artists: Fresh Art 2019

Marin Society of Artists (CA), National Call for Artists: Fresh Art 2019

Deadline: September 23rd, 2019, midnight MST

A Juried Fine Art Exhibition presented by the Marin Society of Artists, is open to all artists 18 and over residing in the United States. You are invited
to submit digital images of up to ten (10) of your original works, not previously shown in a Marin Society of Artists juried exhibition. All art works (painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, art of the book, fiber art, ceramic and glass, fine art crafts, etc.) acceptable EXCEPT video/film or installation art. Entry fee.

Juror: Donna Seager.  Seager/Gray Gallery, Mill Vallley, CA. A native of New Orleans, Donna Seager’s education was at the University of Texas where she received her degree in Art History and English. She began in the art business in 1978, working in galleries in New Orleans and was the director of the Marlborough Gallery in Boston before moving to California in 1989. In 2001, she partnered with Suzanne Gray to form Seager/Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, now a cornerstone of the Marin arts community. Donna Seager has distinguished herself for her discerning eye and commitment to the arts. She has served on the board of the San Francisco Art Dealers’ Association and the San Francisco Center for the Book and is currently a member of the Marin County Cultural Commission.

Theme: Fresh Art
How do you define “Fresh Art”? Somethng new and different, new to one’s experience, not encountered before, or a new approach to your art. Artwork that is forward or bold, expressive, engaging, stimulating, creative, infused with imagination –  what new directions are you taking with your art? 

Artwork Specifications: Artwork size limitation:  2D work not to exceed 60″ in height or width, including frame, total weight with frame cannot exceed 50 pounds. 3D work not to exceed 48″x48″, and cannot exceed 50 pounds. Waivers can be requested and may or may not be granted –  please email your request before submitting your piece. All accepted artwork must conform to “Specifications and Policy for Exhibited Artwork” available on their web site.  See Artwork Specifications for requirements.

Awards: First Place: $500
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $100
Non-monetary Honorable Mention awards may be given at Juror’s discretion.

Website Link: https://www.marinsocietyofartists.org/fresh-art-2019

To apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6872

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Art & Pancakes, July 28th, 2019

Art news for your sunny Sunday.

Following 8 Artists Quitting the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Trustee Warren Kanders Resigns Amid Criticism of How His Company’s Law Enforcement Supplies are Used. Link

Kyoto Animation Artworks Go on Display Nationwide in Japan in Remembrance of Arson Attack. Link

How Does a Gallery Stay in Business for 35 Years? Lisa Spellman on 303 Gallery’s Staying Power and the Hardest Part of Being a Dealer. Link

Street Art Pioneer Fab 5 Freddy Looks to Renaissance Art for Lessons About Race in His New BBC Film—While Riding a Horse. Link

Troubles continue to plague Germany’s beleaguered Haus der Kunst: The financially strapped Munich museum could lay off 48 staff members. Link

Man Finds Authentic Egon Schiele Drawing in New York City Thrift Store Link

The Late Bob Ross Gets a Solo Exhibition Link

Passings: The Italian artist Marisa Merz, who was a lone female artist in the influential Arte Povera movement, has died aged 93. Link

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The Billboard Creative (CA), International Call for Submissions: 5th Annual Billboard Creative Exhibition, Los Angeles

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The Billboard Creative (CA), International Call for Submissions: 5th Annual Billboard Creative Exhibition, Los Angeles

Deadline: October 20th, 2019

Public Art, Displayed in a Quintessential Los Angeles Medium 

From their call: The Billboard Creative (TBC) is accepting submissions from all art disciplines now through October 20th for its 5th annual billboard art show, which will be presented on billboards across Los Angeles. Selected artists will receive their own billboard in Los Angeles for one month.

TBC is passionate about helping emerging and underrepresented artists break through traditional career bottlenecks. For the past six years we have helped artists gain access to the LA market and beyond, presenting mass-scale art on more than 130 billboards that together have been passed by cars more than 45 million times. 

We are excited to announce that Christopher Vroom, founder of Artadia, a non-profit that identifies innovative visual artists and supports them with grants and opportunities to connect with arts institutions, fairs, and curators, has signed on to curate this show. Now in its 20th year, Artadia has provided nearly $7 million of support to U.S. artists. Other arts ventures founded by Christopher include Art+Culture Projects and Artspace.com, organizations that work to broaden awareness of the artists while creating sustainable sources of income for both artists and the programs showcasing their work, and his most recent endeavor, CollectorIQ, a sales platform for fine art. 

Past TBC shows have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Flaunt Magazine, Huffington Post, KCRW’s Art Talk, Creators Project, and L’Oeil de la Photographie among numerous other publications.

Submissions are open internationally to all art disciplines – if you can put it in a digital file we can put it on a billboard. Entry fee.

The Billboard Creative website link for more detailed information: http://www.thebillboardcreative.com/

Link to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6699

About: The Billboard Creative (TBC) is a non-profit organization that aims to connect artists with mass audiences. In highlighting an international selection of artists and artworks within the Los Angeles community, TBC hopes to broaden the reach of public art, especially for those whom traditional art exhibitions have proven inaccessible. Above all, the core principle is to create a democratic approach to contemporary art.

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Analog Film Photography Association (FL), International Call for Entries: Analog Film Photography Exhibition 2019

Analog Film Photography Association (FL), International Call for Entries: Analog Film Photography Exhibition 2019

Deadline: September 19th, 2019

Exhibition Dates: Friday October 4th – 31st, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday October 4th, 6-9:00 pm

From their call: Each exhibition will have 25 photographs selected by the juror for exhibition at the gallery. An additional 15 photographs will be selected by the juror for exhibition in our on-line gallery annex and will be projected on a slide show during the open reception. All 40 photographs from the show will be included in a book available for purchase on Blurb Books.

Rules/Guidelines: AFPA will provide Free printing, Free matting and Free framing for all of our exhibitions. The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff or JPEG file for our gallery to print.

All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer. This will allow the association to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. AFPA will shred all gallery prints after 5 years of exhibition in the flat files.

File agreement for accepted photographers: AFPA will only print one exhibition print. If there is a sale inquiry, the photographer will be notified before a sale is confirmed, edition information will be discussed with photographer, the photographer will be sent a authentication document to be signed and go with the print to the collector. No sale or printing of file will happen without prior consent and agreement of photographer. All rights remain to the file and print with the photographer, to be used only with their prior consent. Exhibition print will not be sold, but used in our website and social media only to promote the photographers work.

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional.

Copyright: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.

Notification: All photographers will be notified 10-12 days after the deadline about juror selections.

Entry Fee: $35 per entry (an entry includes up to 5 photos).

Website link: https://analogfilmphotographyassociation.com/artwork/4579700-Analog-Film-Photography-Exhibition.html

About: The Analog Film Photography association exists to promote art created from analog film cameras and give artist the opportunity to showcase their work in a gallery setting and promoting with the highest standard which encourage public appreciation

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Job- UCLA Department of Design Media Arts (CA): Tenure-Track Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor Position in the area of Games and VR/AR/XR/Animation

Job- UCLA Department of Design Media Arts (CA): Tenure-Track Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor Position in the area of Games and VR/AR/XR/Animation

Deadline to Apply: October 20th, 2019, 11:59pm PST

The Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) within the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate professor position in the area of Games and VR/AR/XR/Animation. We are especially interested in candidates whose work is socially, critically, or theoretically motivated. Ideal candidates should have an approach that is both conceptually and formally strong, and engaged with experimentation and use of current tools, technologies and processes. We are seeking applicants who would contribute to the diversity of the department, enhancing its offerings not only with superior technical and artistic skills, but also with cross-cultural perspectives. The candidate would contribute to further developing the UCLA Game Lab, a creative research lab situated between the School of Arts and Architecture and the School of Theater, Film and Television; and work to advance the Lab’s mission to merge artistic and design practice, social responsibility, and cultural inquiry with gaming and related fields, such as live performance based games, virtual reality, digital puppetry, mixed reality installation, location based augmented reality, autonomous or networked virtual environments, motion capture and photogrammetry. Candidates must have a Master’s Degree and a strong record of professional achievement; evidence of teaching is recommended. We seek candidates whose experience in teaching, research, professional activity, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Service within the department and university are expected as part of this position.

For more detailed information, qualifications, responsibilities, and link to apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04623

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Job- UCLA Department of Design Media Arts (CA): Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor – 3D Form, Fabrication, Electronics, and/or Critical Making

Job- UCLA Department of Design Media Arts (CA): Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor – 3D Form, Fabrication, Electronics, and/or Critical Making

Deadline to Apply: September 30th, 2019, 11:59pm PST

The Department of Design Media Arts (DMA) within the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in the areas of 3D form, fabrication, electronics, and/or critical making. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated expertise and international profile in design and/or media arts, or the ability to achieve one. We are interested in candidates with a strong research practice and teaching interests in 3D form, fabrication, electronics and/or critical making. As the areas of software-based creation and physical making move ever closer together, and as new materials and fabrication technologies emerge, they generate new aesthetic, social, and environmental opportunities and challenges.. The new faculty member would lead curriculum development, research, and practice within this domain.
We seek candidates whose experience in teaching, research, professional activity, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Candidates must have a Master’s degree, a strong record of professional achievement, and evidence of teaching, preferably at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Service within the department and university are expected as part of this position.

For more detailed information, qualifications, responsibilities, and link to apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04624

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Sublime/Transcendent: Shinichi Maruyama

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 Shinichi Maruyama

Kusho #29, 2013, Inkjet print with sumi ink on Xuan paper, 25.88 x 25.88 in.

https://www.shinichimaruyama.com/

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Art & Pancakes, July 21st, 2019

A small platter of art news for you Sunday morning…enjoy!

The Growing Tide Against Unpaid Internships Link

Four..no–update that: Eight Artists Withdraw Their Work From 2019 Whitney Biennial Link

In an unprecedented move, the Louvre has removed all mention of the Sackler name from its walls. Link

With Damning Words, a British Museum Trustee Has Resigned Over Its BP Sponsorship and Legacy of Colonialism Link

The Warren Kanders Protests Have Opened a Pandora’s Box About Ethical Museum Funding. Where Do We Go From Here? Link

Artist Leo Villareal on his epic journey to illuminate 15 London bridges—and why it never would have happened without Burning Man Link

Why the Layoff of a Curator at a Little-Known Art Space Was the ‘Last Straw’ for San Francisco’s Frustrated Art Community: 500 Capp Street has been a beloved part of San Francisco’s art scene since 2016. But its audience feels betrayed by its new direction. Link

Why Artists Who Dabble in Other Professions Find Success Link

In an Age of Political Division and Dirty Money, Can Museum Boards Ever Be Immaculate? Some Think They Have Found a Solution Link

Agnes Martin on Resisting the Urge to Be Alone Link

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Greater Denton Arts Council (TX), International Call for Entries: 33rd Annual “Materials: Hard & Soft” Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

Greater Denton Arts Council (TX), International Call for Entries: 33rd Annual “Materials: Hard & Soft” Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition

Deadline: September 29th, 2019, 11:59pm CST

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 33rd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Since 2017, the exhibition has expanded to include works by international artists.

Juror: Janet McCall has been Executive Director of Contemporary Craft (CC) in Pittsburgh since 1995. Founded in 1971, the organization includes a gallery featuring work by national and international artists, hands-on workshop studios, a retail store, and a downtown satellite gallery, and reaches approximately 145,000 visitors annually. McCall has curated or served as a juror for numerous craft exhibitions and has a passion for building community through art through social justice themed exhibitions at Contemporary Craft such as Enough Violence: Artists Speak Out, and Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art, and Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home.

Awards: The Greater Denton Arts Council will provide Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250. Winners will be determined by the juror and will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on February 7th, 2020.

Eligible material: Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Works can be a collaboration piece, all collaborators must be listed in the space provided on the entry form. Local, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2017 – 2019) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

Entry fee: Each artist is limited to three (3) entries. There is a $40 (USD) non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application.

A 30% commission will be retained from all work sold during the exhibition. Works which are not for sale must be clearly marked as such (NFS).

For more detailed information and link to entry: https://dentonarts.com/mhscall

Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas

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Job- University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery (WA): Graphic Designer

Job- University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery (WA): Graphic Designer

Deadline: August 16th, 2019 (Applications received by August 2nd will be given priority consideration)

The Henry Art Gallery is accepting applications for a Graphic Designer. The ideal candidate will have an inventive visual style that can respond to and carry out the Henry’s brand and identity.

Extensive project management and production experience are required, as well as experience working in collaborative teams, the ability to work quickly and to bring creativity to the task at hand, and a desire to produce high-quality, clear, creative work that consistently reflects the Henry’s position as an innovator and catalyst for artistic inquiry. The Graphic Designer serves as the institutional expert on maintaining and evolving our visual identity and acts as a resource for the entire Henry staff on design issues.

The individual should have the ability to meet all production and installation deadlines, manage the deadlines of their department, and work within a balanced budget for each project. The Graphic Designer reports to the Associate Director of Marketing & Communications, works directly with the greater External Relations team, and collaborates closely with the curatorial team on exhibitions and programming graphic design needs.

Pay is competitive and depends upon experience; comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision insurance, an employee assistance program, life insurance, long term disability, retirement savings plan with automatic employer contributions, generous time off benefits, and affiliate status with the University of Washington (allows discounted commuter benefits, and full access to all UW libraries and workout facilities), and more.

The position is .9 FTE, general schedule Tuesday through Friday (the museum is completely closed on Mondays).

PDF link for responsibilities, qualifications, and how to apply: Graphic Designer

Website link: https://henryart.org/about/opportunities

About: The Henry Art Gallery is the art museum of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. Located on the west edge of the university’s campus along 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, it was founded in February, 1927, and was the first public art museum in the state of Washington.

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