City of Napa (CA), International Call for Entries: Napa Lighted Art Festival 2020

City of Napa (CA), International Call for Entries: Napa Lighted Art Festival 2020

Deadline: August 18th, 2019

The 2020 Napa Lighted Art Festival encourage artists and designers from all disciplines to submit and be part of the festival. Both artists and artist collaborative groups are encouraged to apply to have an installation featured at the Napa Lighted Art Festival.  For 2020, approximately 15 installations are being sought to receive a stipend between $2,000-$4,500. Artists interested in submitting a proposal should consider both the audience and the outdoor environment of the festival when proposing a project. Each artwork on the Napa Lighted Art Festival will be open and operational for all festival hours for each of the nine nights.

Artwork could include any of the following genres and/or technology: Light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, light sculptures, LED, fiber optics, custom gobo designs, interactive works, lasers etc.

Festival Theme: Renew

For more information and link to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6762

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Sublime/Transcendent: Jean-Claude Borowiak

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 Jean-Claude Borowiak

Galets Suspendus, 2010, 300 pebbles suspended along a small path, 30 m long

https://borowiakjc.wixsite.com/jean-claude-borowiak

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The Center for Contemporary Art (NJ), International Call for Submissions: 2019 Juried Ceramics Exhibition

The Center for Contemporary Art (NJ), International Call for Submissions: 2019 Juried Ceramics Exhibition

Deadline: September 15th, 2019, 11:59 pm MST

The Center for Contemporary Art (The Center), located in Bedminster, New Jersey, announces their 2019 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition. The exhibit will be held November 8th – December 21st, 2019. The exhibition will consist of three-dimensional ceramics work. Work across a variety of display solutions is also encouraged including video or film related to clay.

Jurors: Garth Johnson, the Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York.

Awards: Special Exhibitions Committee Award- Solo Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100

Specifications: The exhibition will consist of three-dimensional ceramics work. Wall-mounted pieces must be prepared and ready for hanging and no larger than 36″ X 36″. Free-standing pieces may not exceed 32″ X 32″ X 48″ or weigh more than 75 lbs. including box or crate. Work across a variety of display solutions is encouraged including video or film related to clay. Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. Please contact The Center with questions about oversize pieces or other shipping concerns before you apply.

Website link: https://ccabedminster.org/enjoy/2019-international-juried-ceramics-exhibition/

Link to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6714

About: The Center for Contemporary Art (The Center) is driven by the desire to broaden, deepen and diversify participation among audiences; challenge and inspire students, teachers, artists, enthusiasts and members of the community through opportunity to study, experience and create the multiple languages of the visual arts; and create a culture of the highest standards and expectations for artistic exploration, interpretation and perception.

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Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Call for Applicants, Collateral Reparations: Fully-Funded Artist Residencies for Military Veterans

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Call for Applicants, Collateral Reparations: Fully-Funded Artist Residencies for Military Veterans

Deadline: September 15th, 2019

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) is accepting applications for the NEA-funded Collateral Reparations: Artist Residencies for Military Veterans program. This fully-funded residency, three to five weeks in length, provides time and space to military veteran writers, visual artists, and composers, enabling them to bring forth works that inform, challenge and nourish our culture.

The fellowship includes a $1,000 honorarium, a private bedroom, separate studio, and all meals provided in a community of more than 20 inspiring, passionate artists across many disciplines. As part of their residency, each Collateral Reparations Fellow will present their work at a community venue chosen by VCCA.

This residency will be scheduled between February 1st and May 31st, 2020.

Website link: https://www.vcca.com/apply/residencies-at-vcca/

Direct link to apply (Mt. San Angelo): https://vcca.slideroom.com/#/login/program/47503

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Art & Pancakes, June 23rd, 2019

Art news for your summer Sunday morning…enjoy!

Warriors and SFMOMA form art partnership for Chase Center Link

Association of Art Museum Directors Calls for End of Unpaid Internships Link

Where do you draw the line between artistic inspiration and plagiarism? Link

With Dede Wilsey out, what’s next for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco? Link

Historic WPA murals at George Washington High School are facing destruction due to controversial depictions of Native Americans and African-Americans Link and From the SF Chronicle’s art critic, Charles Desmarais: High school mural debate a reminder that destroying art destroys our culture. Link

Security workers at the Frye Art Museum (Wa.) have voted to unionize. Link

Seven Essential Tools to Empower Artists as Entrepreneurs Link

Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts) Salary Survey 2019: A snapshot of compensation in the arts provides actionable information on starting salaries, age, education level, and more, with results for non-profit and for-profit professionals shown side-by-side. Link

Dallas-based Artist Dan Lam is Suing the Hole Gallery and Mamacha Cafe for Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Unpaid Fees and Lost Art Link

Sad news: Peter Selz, founding director of Berkeley’s Art Museum, dies at 100 Link

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Paris Photo (FR) and Aperture Foundation, Call for Entries: PhotoBook Awards 2019

Paris Photo (FR) and Aperture Foundation, Call for Entries: PhotoBook Awards 2019


Final Deadline: September 13th, 2019, 1:59pm EST


Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year.

Categories
The First PhotoBook Prize: A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The First PhotoBook Prize
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The PhotoBook of the Year Prize
This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize
Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2019 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 017 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

For more detailed information and link to entry: https://contests.picter.com/photobook-awards-2019

About Paris Photo and Aperture: Paris Photo, the world’s largest international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium. The annual event for collectors, professionals, artists, and enthusiasts, Paris Photo offers its visitors the most qualitative and diverse selection of artworks alongside an ambitious public program with leading figures in the field.

Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other – in print, in person, and online. Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography”, Aperture today is a multi-platform publisher and center for the photo community. From our base in New York, we produce, publish, and present a program of photography projects, locally and internationally.

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Manhattan Graphics Center (NY), International Call for Artists: 4th Annual Miniature Print Exhibition

Manhattan Graphics Center (NY), International Call for Artists: 4th Annual Miniature Print Exhibition

Deadline: July 15th, 2019

The Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC) announces its 4th juried competition and exhibition devoted to miniature prints. The 4th New York International Miniature Print Exhibition (NYIMPE) will take place from November 1st-November 30th, 2019 with an opening reception on November 2nd, 2019.

Juror: Sarah Kirk Hanley is an independent expert and critic in contemporary fine prints, multiples and artists’ books. She is a contributor to the journal Art in Print and a consulting expert appraiser and advisor for 1sdibs.com and Art Peritus, New York.

Eligibility: All fine art printmaking mediums including relief, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, monotype, and letterpress will be accepted. Prints must be hand-pulled (not printed on digital printers). Only prints completed in the last three years will be acceptable. Prints previously submitted to past years NYIMPE will not be accepted. Mixed media work is accepted as long as the dominant process is printmaking. *Digital media, drawings, photographs, or direct reproductions are NOT eligible. Only two dimensional works will be accepted.

Cash Prizes:
-1st Place: $500 Sponsored by a friend of MGC
-2nd Place: $300 Sponsored by longtime member and instructor, Robin Dintiman
-3rd Place: $200 Sponsored by board member, Katherine Hanson
*All funds will be paid in US dollars.

Awards:
-Awagami Paper Award – various printmaking papers worth $200
-DaVinci Artist Supply Award – Merchandise Basket
-Renaissance Graphic Arts – Gift Certificate

Entry fee.

For more detailed information, size guidelines, and link to apply: https://www.manhattangraphicscenter.org/nyimpe-2019

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International Call for Applicants: Jericho Fellowship Prizes (IT)

International Call for Applicants: Jericho Fellowship Prizes (IT)

Deadline: July 30th, 2019

Jericho Fellowship Prizes: An opportunity for young emerging artists or established practitioners to show case their work which can be in the form of a single submission or series of pieces.

They offer four fellowships to individuals who excel in the following categories: Essay Writing, Playwriting, Visual Art, and Innovation.

Theme: Awarded to the best essay on the theme “epiphany.” Submissions must be an original piece, and can be written by an author from any discipline. The essay cannot be a previously published work, been accepted, or under consideration for publication elsewhere. The essay must not have been placed in any other competition, or won a previous prize.

All submissions will be reviewed by the advisory board, and the winner will receive a cash prize of £8000. The winner will be invited to attend the symposium where they will be presented with their prize. Flights and accommodation are included.

For more information and description of prizes: https://www.jerichofellowship.com/prizes

What is the Jericho Fellowship? A four-day gathering around an annual theme that brings together visionary artists, scholars, and thinkers to share time, space, and ideas. Attendees include guests, speakers, and prize winners and are invited privately and individually. Days will be filled with lectures, panels, plays, musical performances, and delicious food! We invite you to be intellectually stimulated by a passionate group of people and come away with new ways of seeing and engaging with the world. To be inspired by special surroundings and a multi-disciplinary approach.

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Wayne Art Center (PA), International Call for Artists: Art Quilt Elements 2020

Wayne Art Center (PA), International Call for Artists: Art Quilt Elements 2020

Deadline: October 13th, 2019, midnight MST

Wayne Art Center seeks submissions for the Art Quilt Elements (AQE) 2020 exhibition, a juried group exhibition of contemporary fine art quilts. Selected works will be on display in both the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries of Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania from March 29th through May 2nd, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Works submitted must be original in design. Collaborative works are accepted.
  • Work must have been completed in the last two years (after January 1, 2018).
  • Work previously exhibited at Wayne Art Center is not eligible.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

Jurors: Lewis Knauss, Amy Orr, and Robin Schwalb

Entry fee.

For more information about AQE2020 visit: www.artquiltelements.org

Link to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6646

About Wayne Art Center: The purpose of the Wayne Art Center is to provide both instruction in the studio, and to build appreciation of the visual and performing arts through our many exhibits, lectures and programs. The Center affords artists an interdisciplinary venue to share, learn, exhibit and perform. They are located in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

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Sublime/Transcendent: Paula Nadelstern

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 Paula Nadelstern


Kaleidoscopic XVI: More is More, 1996, Cottons, silk, machine pieced, hand quilted, 64″ x 64″

https://www.paulanadelstern.com/gallery.php

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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE), International Open Call for Applicants: Fall 2020 Artists-in-Residence, with stipend


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE), International Open Call for Applicants: Fall 2020 Artists-in-Residence, with stipend

Deadline: August 31st, 2019, 11:59pm CST

Residency dates: September 16th – November 13th, 2020

Total Artists Selected: 10

Eligibility: For nearly four decades, Bemis Center’s core mission has been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. The independently driven atmosphere and communal environment encourages creative growth, experimentation, confrontation of challenges, and cultivation of new ideas.

Bemis offers artists-in-residence unmatched technical guidance, access to interns, and an established network of resources. Participants have the opportunity to create networks, collaborate, and share their work with fellow artists-in-residence, organizational partners, and the public. Bemis Center is also currently building an alumni program that will further extend ongoing artist support.

Studios and Facilities: Located in downtown Omaha’s historic Old Market, Bemis Center’s campus accommodates a broad range of artistic activity. Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generous sized, private live/work studios complete with a kitchen and bathroom and have 24-hour access to expansive installation and production spaces within Bemis Center’s 110,000 square foot main facility and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000 square foot large-scale sculpture fabrication space and workshop. A Bemis residency also includes complimentary laundry facilities, utilities, wifi, and access to an on-site research library.

Stipends: U.S.-based artists-in-residence receive a $1,000 USD monthly stipend and an additional $750 USD travel stipend. Due to the limitations of B2 visas (touring/visiting), international artists-in-residence are eligible to receive reimbursement of qualified expenses, such as airfare, ground transportation, and meals. Bemis Center is not responsible for organizing artist’s travel to Omaha to attend the residency. Additional stipends for studio supplies or materials are not available.

Eligibility: Bemis residency opportunities are open to national and international artists 21+ years of age showing a strong professional working history. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to, visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, music composition, and choreography.

Bemis residency alumni are allowed to re-apply after a five-year hiatus from the program. Alumni seeking residency must submit a complete application including recent work samples and current resume. Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously attended.

Artists enrolled in an academic program during the time of the residency opportunity are not eligible to apply. Small collaborative groups are eligible to apply.

Link to more information: http://www.bemiscenter.org/residency/current_opportunities.html

Images of facilities: http://www.bemiscenter.org/residency/facilities.html

About: Founded in 1981 by artists Jun Kaneko, Tony Hepburn, Lorne Falke and Ree Schonlau, the spirit and programs of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts are based on the conviction that exceptional talent deserves to be supported. Our practical commitment to this belief is achieved by providing well-equipped studio spaces, living accommodations and a monthly stipend to artists who are awarded residencies. These artists come from around the world to work within a supportive community of like-minded people. The atmosphere and environment offer an ideal situation for creative growth and experimentation and encourage artists to confront new challenges. They are located in Omaha, Nebraska.

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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (CA), Call for Fiber Artists, Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (CA), Call for Fiber Artists, Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena

Deadline: July 22nd, 2019

Know Your Meme and San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) are pleased to present the call for art, Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena. The exhibition, which will be on view at SJMQT from October 20th, 2019 – January 12th, 2020, explores the concept of the meme as a poignant method to summarize, understand, and critique important societal issues and current events. In true meme fashion, the artwork selection will be driven by the power of the people and curated by the online community.

All artworks must depict, relate to, or reference a meme through a textile method such as quilting, embroidery, cross- stitching, knitting and crocheting, weaving, basketry, etc.

Requirements: Entries must be original work completed after 2016. Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Collaborative work will be considered as a single entry. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately. Work must not exceed 6 feet in any single dimension and not more than 100 lbs. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a textile technique.

Submission to Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena implies acceptance of the following conditions: Accepted work must be completely ready for installation including any essential display hardware, rods, or stands. Accepted artwork must be available for the entire duration of the exhibition. If accepted work is sold prior to the exhibition, the artist must notify SJMQT and make arrangements with the new owner to have the work available for the duration of the exhibition. Work other than that submitted and chosen by the jury may not be substituted. The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles retains the right to reproduce and distribute the images to print and electronic media for publicity, documentation, and educational purposes.

Website link: https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/artist-submission

About: The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote and celebrate the art, creators, craft, and history of quilts and textiles.

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Art & Pancakes, June 16th, 2019

A short list of art news for your Sunday morning….here ya go…

Guggenheim Workers Are Looking to Unionize as Wages Stagnate and Demands Increase Link

Artist Alexandra Pirici demands compensation for underpaid performers. Link

Artists take stand against social media censorship: Instagram and others are quick to ban female nudity, at a high price for the arts. Link

How Do Artists Get Into the Whitney Biennial? Link

The only recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice possibly discovered. Link

Artists and Creatives Reflect on How Stonewall Changed Art Link

The Memes and Art From Hong Kong’s Million Person March Link

Frank Stella on How He’s Kept Making New Work for Six Decades Link


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Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS), Call for Applicants: International Creator Residency Program, Japan

Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS), Call for Applicants: International Creator Residency Program, Japan

Deadline for application (documents): June 28th, 2019, 18:00 (JST)
Deadline for application (materials): July 5th, 2019, 18:00 (JST)

From their call: Tokyo Arts and Space is seeking applications for 2020 International Creator Residency Program for artists who reside outside of Japan and have five years of experience. Funding includes a one-time ¥300,000 material budget and ¥3,500 daily stipend.

The International Creator Residency Program aims to invite distinguished and highly motivated international creators in the field of visual art, design, architecture, curation and administration and to give opportunities to work in Tokyo, Japan.

The open-call program “International Creator Residency Program” (Theme Projects) for the period from May to July 2020, next summer when the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games are held, invites two international creators who would engage in creative activities based on the theme “Festivity in the City.” We will call for “Local Creator Residency Program” in autumn 2019 and 4 creators who work on the theme will seek to actively exchange ideas on the cultural differences in thoughts, recognitions, actions and languages, while working independently on their own projects. The result of their residency will be presented at the Open Studio and/or Result Presentation.

Overview:

A) Individual Projects 
  Residency Period: 3 months in either of the following periods   
  ① From the beginning of September to the end of November, 2020 
  ② From the beginning of January to the end of March, 2021
  Number of Creators: 4 in total (2 creators for each period)   
  Disciplines: Visual art, design, architecture, curation and administration   
  What TOKAS Residency offers: Airfare, living expenses (per diem), fee for creative work/project and living space (single room)   
  Studio/workspace: Shared studio  

B) Theme Projects
  Based on the theme: “Festivity in the City”   
  Residency Period: 3 months from the beginning of May to the end of July, 2020   
  Number of Creators: 2   
  Disciplines: Visual art, design, and architecture
  What TOKAS Residency offers: Airfare, living expenses (per diem), fee for creative work/project and living space (single room)   
  Studio/workspace: Shared studio

Website link for more detailed information and to apply: https://www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/en/archive/application/2019/20190517-207.html

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Royal Photographic Society (UK), International Call for Entries: International Print Exhibition 162

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Royal Photographic Society (UK), International Call for Entries: International Print Exhibition 162

Deadline: July 29th, 2019, 23:59 BST

The Royal Photographic Society announces the Call for Entries to the 162nd International Photography Exhibition (IPE 162). The open call to the world’s longest running photography exhibition invites photographers and image-makers worldwide to submit series work and single images, from contemporary approaches to traditional processes. The exhibition celebrates the best in photography from around the world and cash prizes are on offer. Selected work culminates in a nationwide touring exhibition and media coverage.

Eligibility:

  • Open to student, amateur, professional and non-professional photographers worldwide, of any age
  • Open-call with no categories
  • All subjects and approaches eligible, including alternative photographic processes
  • Online entry of up to 6 images, from a series or as single images
  • Ability to edit your uploaded entry at any time, before finally submitting

Awards & Opportunities:
– Exhibit in a nationwide touring exhibition opening at RPS House, Bristol
– £2,000 award for a photographer over 30 years of age
– £2,000 award for a photographer under 30 years of age
– 5 ‘selectors spotlight’ awards of RPS membership for one year
– Feature in the award winning RPS Journal
– Media coverage

For more detailed information and link to apply: http://rps.org/competitions/ipe-162

About: The Royal Photographic Society exists to promote photography and image-making and to support photographers in realising their potential, irrespective of their level of knowledge, equipment or skills. It has an international membership. The Society also acts as a public advocate for photography and photographers. The Royal Photographic Society, Fenton House, 122 Wells Road, Bath BA2 3AH, United Kingdom

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San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: Hearts in San Francisco 2020, with honorarium

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San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (CA), Call for San Francisco Bay Area Artists: Hearts in San Francisco 2020, with honorarium

Deadline: August 1st, 2019

From their call:  San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004. Under the leadership of Nancy Bechtle and Ellen Magnin Newman, 131 beautiful and inspired Heart Sculptures were created by local artists. The project generated a new level of exposure for the Foundation’s mission, as well as the Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s vital role in our community.

On an annual basis, a limited series of Heart Sculptures are created by San Francisco Bay Area artists. The Heart Sculptures play a lead role in the Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser Events held in February of each year. Heart Sculptures are both auctioned to raise critical funds for the Foundation and shared as a special token of appreciation with our Premier Event Sponsors.

The 2020 Hearts in San Francisco series will include:
(10) Large Heart Sculptures – 5 feet tall x 6 feet wide x 40 inches depth; 400 pounds
(8) Table Top Heart Sculptures – 16 inches tall x  17 inches wide x 8 inches depth; 25 pounds
(15) Mini Heart Sculptures – 7 inches tall x 6 inches wide x 2 inches depth; 5 pounds

Honorarium: Our selected Heart Artists will receive an honorarium to help cover the cost of supplies. Large Heart Sculpture artists will receive $1,000, Table Top Heart Sculpture artists will receive $500, and Mini Heart Sculpture artists will receive $200. Honorarium is distributed in two equal installments. First installment will be mailed within 10 business days of an artist having received their Heart Sculpture. Second installment will be mailed within 10 business days of the Foundation receiving the completed Heart Sculpture.

Website link to apply, guidelines and timelines: https://sfghf.org/events/create-a-heart/

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Sublime/Transcendent: Lee Ufan

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 Lee Ufan

Relatum – Silence, 1979
Iron plate 280 x 210 x 1 cm,
Natural stone 70 x 60 x 60 cm

https://www.studioleeufan.org/

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Aesthetica Magazine (UK), International Call for Entries: 13th Annual Aesthetica Art Prize

Aesthetica Magazine (UK), International Call for Entries: 13th Annual Aesthetica Art Prize

Deadline: August 31st, 2019

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world.

The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.

The award attracts thousands of entries in a range of innovative media from locations as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Recent finalists include acclaimed director Toby Dye; Tokyo-based French architect and artist Emmanuelle MoureauxRachel Ara, whose work has been exhibited at the V&A, Barbican Centre and Whitechapel Gallery; Liz West, recipient of the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award; and Ellie Davies, who has since shown new and recent works in the exhibition Into the Woods at Crane Kalman, London.

Previous finalists include John Keane, former official British war artist, currently represented by Flowers Gallery in London; Julia Vogl, member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and twice selected for Public Art Network Year in Review projects; Ingrid Hu, former designer at the Lubetkin-winning Heatherwick Studio; Marcus Jansen, a leading modern expressionist; and Bernat Millet, shortlisted for National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

Categories include: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; & Video, Installation & Performance.

Entry Fee: £24

Website link for more detailed information: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/

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


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San Francisco Center for the Book (CA), International Call for Artists: (retro)(intro)spection

San Francisco Center for the Book (CA), International Call for Artists: (retro)(intro)spection

Deadline: September 1st, 2019

From their call: For their inaugural exhibition of 2020, San Francisco Center for the Book invites artists to interpret the past, consider the future, and reflect upon where we are going. A juried exhibition, (retro)(intro)spection will showcase artists books which look backward, inward, outward, and forward in a variety of ways.

Theme: What’s in a word? What about a prefix?  Retro- can be used to describe furniture, artifacts, graphic design, fashion, and interiors. Retroactive (taking effect from a date in the past), retrocede (to go back), retrocognition (backward knowing) and retrograde (moving backwards) are words that lead us to the past where might learn something about where we are in the here-and-now.

The etymology of intro- encourages artists to look within, gain and gather perspective. What about the suffix -spection? It means to look, see or observe, having evolved from the Latin Specere (to look at) and the Proto-Indo-European language root spek (to observe).

Artists are frequently inspired by the past and aim to make work which speaks to future audiences, subsequent generations. Tandem processes of introspective questioning and retrospective storytelling often come together in the artist book format—giving reader and creator the opportunity for personal reflection.

Artists books tell us stories by using narrative, structure, materials. Each of these aspects help the artist to communicate a perspective, one that is singularly unique to themselves and the work. (retro)(intro)spection seeks to explore the crossroads where artists books and artistic process intersect. When do our amorphous ideas become real, at what point? What is the role of introspection and one’s personal past when applied to artists books? In the act of looking back as well as in, the curators hope that artists will be inspired by their body of work, regarding the path or discovering the throughline that brings them to the present, creating work to speak not only to future audiences, but also to subsequent generations.

Media: This exhibit is open to handmade book and paper arts related works created either in edition or as a one-of-a-kind work. Artists’ books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, installations, zines, and broadsides are all encouraged.

Curators: Maureen Forys (Happenstance Type-O-Rama) and Jennie Hinchcliff (Exhibition Manager, San Francisco Center for the Book)

Jurors: Alisa Golden (Never Mind the Press / author, Making Handmade Books), Lisa Beth Robinson (East Carolina University/Somnambulist Tango Press, Greeneville, NC), Steve Woodall (Achenbach Collections Specialist, Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco)

Website link: https://sfcb.org/retrointrospection

Link to apply via CaFE and for more detailed information: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6648

Link for more information and to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6648


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Art & Pancakes, June 9th, 2019

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

What will art look like in 20 years? Link

Museum Workers Share Their Salaries to a Spreadsheet and Urge Industry-Wide Reform Link

After Criticism, Facebook Agrees to Meet With Artists and Curators to Discuss the Censorship of Art on Its Site Link

A Dutch Conservator Made the Discovery of a Lifetime When She Found That Monet Hid Water Lilies Beneath a Lesser-Known Painting. Link

How music motivated artists from Matisse to Kandinsky to reinvent painting. Link

Probing the Proper Grounds for Criticism in the Wake of the 2019 Whitney Biennial Link

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Knox College (IL), Call for Printmakers: Paid Teaching Artist Residency, Winter 2020

Knox College (IL), Call for Printmakers: Paid Teaching Artist Residency, Winter 2020

Deadline: September 15th, 2019

The Knox College Department of Art and Art History is seeking applications from printmakers to be Artist in Residence during Winter 2020 (January 5th – March 15th, 2020). This teaching residency, supported by a grant from locally-based Blick Art Materials, has a three-fold purpose: to enrich the educational experience of students through exposure to perspectives and ways of working not represented by regular faculty or curricula. To involve/benefit the Galesburg community though collaborative projects, exhibits, or educational opportunities. And, for resident artists to develop and exhibit a body of work while in residence. Applicants should hold an MFA in printmaking or painting and be prepared to teach a course related to their creative practice. Artists with interest in engaging economically, culturally, and racially diverse communities through their work are encouraged to apply.

Resident artists will be required to:
• Design and teach a course in an area of their expertise, meeting 2.5 hours two days per week, and should be available to students an additional 3-5 hours weekly.
• Spend a minimum of 5 days per week on site.
• Resident artist will produce a body of work or project to be exhibited during the final week of their residency.
• Resident artists will engage the Galesburg community in a collaborative or community-based project or events.
• Resident artists will donate a work to Knox College.

Benefits to the artist:
Paid residency (salary upon request).
Accommodation and studio space provided.
• A stimulating and diverse creative community.
• Teaching experience in a vibrant art program within a liberal arts college.
• Availability of materials through local Blick warehouse/discount store.
• Studio and gallery space in The Box, an alternative space in downtown Galesburg.
• Solo exhibit and/or collaborative project.

Applications should include:
• CV
• Website link or 15 jpegs minimum.
• Letter of interest describing relevant experience and motivation for applying.
• Draft proposal for a community engagement project or event.
• Draft proposal for a class (possibly collaborating in community-based project)
• Contact info for two references.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold an MFA in printmaking or painting and be prepared to teach a course related to their creative practice. Artists with interest in engaging economically, culturally, and racially diverse communities through their work are encouraged to apply.

Knox College particularly welcomes applicants from under-represented groups. Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 15th, 2019. Later applications may be held for future consideration and reviewed on a rolling basis. Learn more about Knox College, Employment at Knox, and the Knox Art Department.

For full consideration, candidates should submit, via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/63704

Knox College is located in Galesburg Il, a city of 32,000, located 200 miles SW of Chicago, approximately 3 hours by car or 2.5 hours by train.

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Bullseye Glass, International Call for Applicants: Bullseye Projects Artist Residencies, January – June 2020

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Bullseye Glass, International Call for Applicants: Bullseye Projects Artist Residencies, January – June 2020

Deadline: September 1st 2019, 11:59pm MST

Residency Information  Bullseye Glass Co. offers two types of residencies:

Resource Center residencies at Bullseye Resource Centers in Santa Fe, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York are open to artists and artist groups and provide extended (up to three months) access to facilities as well as a materials budget. Artists are responsible for food, travel, housing and other expenses. Resource Center Residencies are available to current residents of the region; applications are accepted biannually for Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall openings.

Bullseye Studio residencies at our Portland factory are open to regional, national, and international artists and artist groups. Factory residencies are for concentrated project-based explorations and can range from 2-4 weeks depending on the parameters of the project. Bullseye will provide access to facilities, a materials budget, and, if required, housing. Residents are responsible for food, travel, and other expenses. Established and emerging artists from all disciplines are eligible for a residency at Bullseye Studio. Artists with little to no experience with kiln-glass are encouraged to apply, but may be asked to attend a workshop in advance of the residency to familiarize themselves with the studio and kiln-glass methods. Applications are accepted biannually for Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall openings.

Artists are not required to finish a project during their residency, but will share their work, developments, and research with the Bullseye community through notes, blog posts, images, public lectures, studio visits, and various events throughout and closely following the residency. Artists are encouraged to invite their friends, peers, and the local community to visit while they are in residence.

Selection: A panel comprised of Bullseye staff, fellow artists, and art professionals chooses 8 artists or artist groups for residencies each year. Awards of residencies are at the discretion of Bullseye Glass Co. In some instances, artists are invited to participate without submitting an application.

Proposals must be compatible with the available studio tools, space and must accommodate the multi-use nature of Bullseye Resource Centers as well as Bullseye’s mission. Established as well as emerging artists are encouraged to apply.

Accommodations: Accommodations are not available for artists at our Resource Centers. Accommodations are available, based on need, at our Portland facility. Residents are not allowed to sleep overnight in the studios.

Collaborations/Artist Teams: Proposals for Artist Teams or Collaborations must be clearly identified and each artist must submit images and indicate their level of experience. Preference is given to artist teams that contain at least one person with extensive training in kiln-glass practices.

Website link: http://www.bullseyeprojects.com/residencies/details/

Link to apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6695

About: Bullseye Glass Co. was founded in 1974 by three recent art school graduates and has remained, at its core, a factory for artists. Since its inception, Bullseye has invited artists to the factory in Portland, Oregon, to collaborate, experiment, ask questions, and push the boundaries of the material. Bullseye will host two residencies per year at each of our RC studio locations, allowing even more artists to experiment with tools and techniques while we all collaborate on pushing the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual boundaries of kiln-glass.

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Yeiser Art Center (KY), International Call for Artists: Art Through the Lens 2019

Yeiser Art Center (KY), International Call for Artists: Art Through the Lens 2019

Deadline: August 15th, 2019, midnight, CST

Art Through the Lens 2019 is open to all without restrictions on content. It provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit.  Each year from the works submitted, 50-70 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. Selected works will be featured in a full color catalog produced by the Yeiser Art Center and for purchase during the exhibition. $5000 in cash awards will be given to works of high merit. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception. Art Through the Lens 2019 will be on display from October 4th – November 9th, 2019.

Juror: Cheryl Zibisky uses alternative processes in photography to reveal concepts about memory, loss and time. Zibisky earned her MFA in Photography in January 2017 from New Hampshire Institute of Art. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Commercial Photography program at Appalachian State University and works as a commercial photographer in addition to her artistic practice.

Specifications: Artists may submit up to 20 entries, including video and moving images. All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes is eligible including non-lens made images. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in an Art Through the Lens (or Paducah Photo) exhibition. Size restrictions: No single work may be more than 6 feet in width and 8 feet in height, without advanced approval from YAC. Please contact YAC for approval of oversized submissions.

Size restrictions: No single work may be more than 6 feet in width and 8 feet in height, without advanced approval from Yeiser Art Center (YAC). Please contact YAC for approval of oversized submissions

Sales: Sales will be encouraged where works are offered for purchase, but work need not be for sale to enter. Yeiser Art Center will keep a 40% gallery commission on all sales, please price your work accordingly. Work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition for the value of the work, or 60% of the retail price. Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit to and from the Yeiser Art Center.

Link to apply and more information via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6567

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

Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway St., Paducah, Kentucky

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Sublime/Transcendent: Kyoto Kumai

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 Kyoto Kumai

Wind Blowing Through the Grass, 2017, stainless steel fiber

http://www.kyokokumai.com/en/index.html

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Art & Pancakes, June 2nd, 2019

A short stack of art news for your Sunday morning…enjoy!

A peek inside the cutthroat game of the Art market. Link

Notre Dame Cathedral will be restored exactly as it was before devastating fire. Link

‘The Louvre Is Suffocating’: Staff at Paris’s Top Museum Go on Strike as Visitor Numbers Surge Link

97-Year-Old Grandpa Saves Village by Painting Buildings with Colorful Art Link

Back in the 1970s, David Young bought a box of 73 vintage news photographs at a Philadelphia second-hand store. This year, he pulled them out of the kitchen cabinet of his Seattle home, and realized that they were by the crime photographer Weegee. Link

Lee Krasner Had to Fight Her Way Into the History Books. Here are 5 of the Biggest Battles She Faced. Link

Beyond Banksy: This Massive LA Exhibition Dramatically Expands the Story of Graffiti Link

The Artist Who Gave Up Her Daughter Link

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke, International Call for Artists, 10th Annual Juried Exhibition: Art in Times of Anxiety

University of North Carolina at Pembroke, International Call for Artists, 10th Annual Juried Exhibition: Art in Times of Anxiety

Deadline: August 30th, 2019

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke announces a call for entries for our 10th Annual International Juried Exhibition.  All interpretations of this year’s theme, “Art in Times of Anxiety” of are welcome in a variety of media, subjects, and approaches.  Artists are invited to submit two-dimensional, three-dimensional, installation or digital media (including video based media). Composition, technique, style, expression, and craft will be considered in the selection process.

All artists who are selected by this year’s juror will be displayed in the UNCP’s Art Department Gallery from Thursday, October 4th – Friday, November 1st, 2019. Awards will be announced at the artists reception on Wednesday, October 9th, at 5 p.m.

Awards: $600 first prize, $200 second prize, and $100 third prize

Entry and Handling Fee: The processing fee for entry is $25.00 and allows for up to 3 entries per artist.

Juror:  Ralph Steeds has been included in over 200 national, international, and regional exhibitions since 1980. He has taught printmaking and drawing for over thirty years and is Professor Emeritus at the University Of North Carolina, Pembroke. His work is in numerous public and private collections, and he is represented by Adam Cave Fine Art Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

For more detailed information and prospectus: https://www.uncp.edu/departments/art/ad-gallery/call-entries-art-times-anxiety

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Arts Orange County (CA), Request for Qualifications: Public Art Projects

Arts Orange County (CA), Request for Qualifications: Public Art Projects

Two Opportunities:

Santa Ana Veterans Village – Bicycle Rack Artwork Project

Deadline: July 15th, 2019

An opportunity is open for artists to propose a work for permanent display at the Santa Ana Veterans Village (SAVV), a Permanent Supportive Housing development designed to provide critical shelter and services to homeless veterans navigating the transition off the streets. SAVV is now under construction by not-for-profit developer Jamboree Housing Corporation, and will open in Spring 2020.

Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit their qualifications, design concepts or existing artworks for consideration.

Fee: Not to exceed $15,000. Fee is to include design, review by a structural engineer, fabrication and delivery to site, preparation of a maintenance plan, cost of artist’s travel to site to oversee its installation by Jamboree’s contracted professional art installation subcontractor.

Website link: https://artsoc.slideroom.com/#/login/program/48675

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Santa Ana Veterans Village – Courtyard Art Project

Deadline: August 1st, 2019

An opportunity is open for artists to propose a work for permanent display at the Santa Ana Veterans Village (SAVV), a Permanent Supportive Housing development designed to provide critical shelter and services to homeless veterans navigating the transition off the streets. SAVV is now under construction by not-for-profit developer Jamboree Housing Corporation, and will open in Spring 2020.

Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit their qualifications, design concepts or existing artworks for consideration.

Fee: Not to exceed $80,000. Fee is to include design, review by a structural engineer, fabrication and delivery to site, preparation of a maintenance plan, cost of artist’s travel to site to oversee its installation by Jamboree’s contracted professional art installation subcontractor.

Website Link: https://artsoc.slideroom.com/#/login/program/48676

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Denali National Park and Preserve (AK), International Open Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence 2020

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Denali National Park and Preserve (AK), International Open Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence 2020

For Visual Artists, Writers, Composers

Deadline: September 30th, 2019

From their call: Denali is seeking a diverse suite of voices to help share the unique story and important messages of Denali through art. This year we are asking applicants to focus on the theme “Adapting to Change.”

Since 2002, dozens of accomplished artists, writers, and composers have participated in the Artist-in-Residence program at Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Following a 10 day residency, each artist will lead a public outreach activity. Artists may choose to donate finished work to the park.

Due to lack of adequate storage space and display locations for more (or large) pieces of art, the park prefers digital and performance based donations. Artists are challenged to create artwork and / or activities for visitors that offer a fresh and innovative perspective drawn from their own experience.

The music composition residency draws upon successful foundations in Composing in the Wilderness and Denali Music Festival programs which emphasize contemporary classical music. This composer residency is timed so the composer may participate in these programs. The composer will have one year to create their final product, with the intention that the completed piece will be premiered the Denali Music Festival the subsequent year. The selected composer will consult with park staff to ensure that the instrumentation and technical requirements are appropriate for that setting.

Within this general framework, there are no stylistic requirements. Song-writers, music artists and composers working within other music genres are also encouraged to apply for residency at Denali National Park

Eligibility: The program seeks qualified and accomplished artists, writers, and composers with demonstrated achievement in creating pieces that are both high in artistic merit and accessible for general audiences. Alaska Natives and American Indians are strongly encouraged to apply. Please feel welcome to mention your tribal or ANCSA corporation affiliation in essay responses.

All residents must provide their own transportation to and from the park, as well as any supplies, provisions, clothing, and outdoor gear for the duration of their stay. No stipend is provided. Each resident may bring one adult guest to stay within accommodations, provided they arrive together. Residents must have a valid driver’s license and be willing and able to drive according to prescribed “Rules of the Road.

Residencies are based at ranger patrol cabins located in remote settings, but within proximity to the Denali Park Road. Typically, offerings include a 14′ x 16′ cabin with an outhouse, propane heater, range, oven, and refrigerator, bunks with double beds, bedding, a full complement of cooking equipment, and a small resource library. There is no electricity or running water, but water jugs are replenished regularly by park maintenance staff. Showers, laundry, telephone, and limited access are available at the Toklat Road Camp near Mile 53.

Link to entry via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6584

Website link with more detailed information: https://www.nps.gov/dena/getinvolved/arts-program-about.htm

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Oklahoma State University, National Call for Artists: Cimarron National Works on Paper

Oklahoma State University, Department of Art, Graphic Design & Art History, National Call for Artists: Cimarron National Works on Paper

Deadline: July 8th, 2019

The Oklahoma State University Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History seeks entries for its 2019 Cimarron National Works on Paper exhibit. Artists living in the U.S. are invited to submit work made by, with, or on paper, produced within the last three years. Examples include prints, drawings, photography and mixed-media work.

The Cimarron National Works on Paper exhibition is organized by the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History at Oklahoma State University. Founded in 1987, the Cimarron National became one of the nation’s most prestigious juried exhibitions. Held biennially at the Gardiner Gallery of Art from 1987 to 1995, the exhibition was a statement of the commitment to innovation in printmaking at the university and remains a testament to the rich legacy of works on paper in the Department of Art. The exhibition will be held in the Gardiner Gallery of Art on the Oklahoma State University-Stillwater campus September 9th to October 10th.

Eligibility: All artists residing in the United States are eligible to submit a total of three artwork entries. The exhibition will consist of works on paper, including photography and paper-based multi-media work. All work must be original and executed within the past three years.

Juror: Jodi Throckmorton, curator of contemporary art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. As PAFA’s Contemporary Curator, Throckmorton oversees such programs as, the Morris Gallery Program and the Sculpture Plinth Program. Prior to her current position at PAFA, Throckmorton served as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University and as associate curator at the San Jose Museum of Art.

Awards: $2,000 will be available for purchase awards. Purchased work will be added to the permanent collection of the Department of Art, housed in the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. Awards will be selected by the juror after the accepted work has been received.

Entry fee: $30.

To apply via CaFE: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6687

Website link for more detailed information: https://art.okstate.edu/gardiner-gallery/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/431-cimarron-national-works-on-paper-call-for-entry

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Experiential Space Research Lab (CA), Open Call for Entries, Reworlding: The Art of Living Systems

Experiential Space Research Lab (CA), Open Call for Entries, Reworlding: The Art of Living Systems

Deadline: June 23rd, 2019 11:59pm PST

From their call: The Experiential Space Research Lab is focused on exploring the potential of immersive art and design as critical thinking tools for addressing the pressing issues of our time. The six-month Incubator program provides two teams of artists with seed funding, mentorship, and a final exhibition at Gray Area. We encourage media artists with an entrepreneurial spirit and systems orientation to apply. In the Incubator, we will work together to prototype, develop, produce and market an experiential space, which is modular and can tour to other locations. Successful artworks may be offered opportunities to install in various sites, beyond Gray Area.

Accepted applicants will join the Incubator from July 18th, 2019 through January 17th, 2020 to facilitate creating immersive installations showcased in a final exhibition. Artists will work in collaboration with partners possessing expertise in the following fields to engage the following topics:
Background: thinking about living systems
Curatorial Strategies: creating art centered around social and civic responsibility
Economic Strategies: supporting artists within an immersive format
Operations & Facilities: producing sustainable installations that scale
Enactive Environments: prototyping and developing experiential spaces

Open Call Theme- Reworlding: The Art of Living Systems

Eligibility: Established and emerging artists, especially those from underrepresented communities in art and technology, are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications should demonstrate a body of work in art, technology, and/or environmental design. Portfolios should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the design process through conceptual research, technical sketches, and production.We want to work with artists who see themselves as producers as well as creators, who are as willing and excited to create work as they are to fundraise and challenge boundaries on venue as well as content. We are inviting media artists and creators that represent a wide range of skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We welcome applications from Individual Artists and Collectives.

For more detailed information and link to apply: https://grayarea.org/initiative/experiential-space-research-lab-open-call/

They will be hosting two ‘Immersive Design Mixers’ to answer questions as well as provide a space for artists to meet potential collaborators.
Immersive Design Reality Mixer – Launch: May 30th, 6-8pm
Immersive Design Reality Mixer – Showcase Closing: June 20th, 5-7pm

Gray Area / Grand Theater, 2665 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

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