Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, invites artists working in all media to submit artwork to This Is America, a national juried exhibition. What is America to you? A beautiful, colorful landscape? Sweeping vista? Small town life? Or perhaps an artistic statement on the political or cultural climate?
Deadline: 20 Oct 2017
Submit works depicting what you love – or don’t love – about America today. Works should be a reflection upon or expression about some aspect of America and how you see it. $35 for up to two works, submitted online, open to artists living/working in the United States. Cash awards. The show is juried by Marsha Staiger, artist and Golden instructor with 30 years teaching experience. Her works are in private and corporate collections worldwide. Show runs November 27-December 29, 2017. Opening Reception Friday, December 1, 2017.
This Is America Artist Benefits
Chosen artists will be eligible for $500 in cash awards. The show will be promoted to extensive marketing and press contacts as well as on social media. A postcard promoting the show will be distributed locally and made available to all accepted artists. Opening reception will be at a First Friday event. First Friday openings at Gallery Underground feature food, drink, and music. They attract over 100 people every month. Sales of art will be promoted, with 70% of purchase price paid to artist.
About Gallery Underground
Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, is the premier art exhibition space for Arlington Artists Alliance members who are accepted into the gallery by jury. The artwork shown at Gallery Underground changes each month. An opening reception is held on the first Friday of every month. The gallery features juried solo and group shows in the Focus Gallery and members’ work in the Main Gallery. Media includes paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, drawings, sculpture, photography, glass, ceramics, and jewelry.
The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County, VA, a creative collaborative of 140 artists working in Arlington. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) arts organization, established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County. It provides professional development activities for local artists and serves the community through exhibits, instruction, mentoring, and outreach projects. Gallery Underground was voted “Best Art Gallery” in 2015 by the readers of Arlington Magazine.
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South Haven Center for the Arts announces a call for artists for Just Drawing, their 8th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition.
Deadline: 1 Sept 2017
Drawing can be defined as the arrangement of line and mark in space designed to serve a variety of expressive purposes. It is often used as a preliminary step in service of other mediums. This exhibition will feature drawing as the main act. 2-D and 3-D work is acceptable as long as drawing is the main feature.
This call is open to all artists 18 years of age or over in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. All work must be the original work of the artist and completed in the last three years.
The Just Drawing Exhibition will be juried by local artists Lou and Linda Rizzolo.
Lou trained as an artist at Western Michigan, the University of Iowa, and the University of Georgia. He is a significant presence on the world artistic stage. He has taught, lectured, and exhibited internationally for over forty years. His works, which ranges from drawing to multimedia installations, have captured audiences in the U.S. Canada, Scotland, Switzerland, Hawaii, Austria, France, Norway, Australia and Albania. Lou has participated in ArtPrize for several years.
Linda Rizzolo takes painting to a higher plane by working with fibers, beads, and natural objects such as reeds, sticks, brightly colored hand-painted silks, and a variety of other three-dimensional materials. She transforms them into unique and exciting sculptural creations. Of her work, Linda says, “I love fantasy, costumes, twirling, parades and flowing fabric. This free spirited, spontaneous way of experiencing life has influenced the kind of art I love to make and my process of making it.”
Just Drawing Artist Benefits
Work that is accepted into Just Drawing by the jurors will be on display at the South Haven Center for the Arts from September 23 through November 11, 2017. The exhibition will include an opening reception. All artists and friends will be invited attend. Three winners will be chosen by the jurors with a First Prize of $150, Second Prize of $100, and third Prize of $50. Exhibited work may be sold at the price specified on the entry form. A commission of 35% is received by the South Haven Center for the Center for works sold during the exhibition.
About South Haven Center For The Arts
South Haven Center for the Arts (SHCA) is the primary arts non-profit in the greater South Haven area. The South Haven Center for the Arts originated in 1951 as the South Haven Art League and has a long-standing tradition of providing South Haven and surrounding communities a venue to learn about and participate in the visual arts. The art center provides cultural enrichment to a population diverse in age, ethnicity, economic status, and education level. They offer year-round exhibitions and creative programming for adults and children to encourage individual artists to enter the field and foster the growth of art in the community.
The SHCA is the only art center in Van Buren County. It attracts hundreds of visitors from cities and towns in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin each year. The SHCA is the primary arts non-profit in the greater South Haven area and works with other area community and non-profit organizations to offer additional opportunities for artists throughout the year. Free to the public, the art center is located in an historic Carnegie Library built in 1906. It offers unique exhibition space to showcase artwork and is an additional draw for seasonal visitors.
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Octagon Center for the Arts calls artists for the 50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood, an annual, national all-media juried exhibit. Artists must be 18 years or older to apply and may reside anywhere in the United States.
Deadline: 3 Dec 2017
2018 marks the 50th annual all-media juried exhibit at the Octagon Center for the Arts. The first Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood opened in 1968, two years after the organization’s founding in 1966. The annual exhibit is Octagon’s most prestigious and well-known exhibit which has gained its reputation through consistently high standards.
Juror: Peter Pinnell’s first professional position was as Artist in Residence at the Octagon Art Center in Ames, Iowa. A position he held from 1984 to 1987. “I loved the Octagon, and my wife and I loved living in Ames. It was the perfect place for me at that point in my career.” After leaving Ames, Pinnell spent eight years in Kansas City. He worked as a studio potter and taught part-time at the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1995, Pinnell was offered a faculty position at the University of Nebraska, where he is now Professor of Art.
Chosen 50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood artists have the opportunity to receive $2,000 in cash awards. The artists retain 60 percent of the commission on artwork sales.
About Octagon Center For The Arts
The Octagon Center for the Arts is a non-profit community art organization located in downtown Ames Main Street Cultural District. The Octagon has been a cornerstone of the cultural scene in Ames since 1966. It was founded out of the community’s desire to provide exciting art experiences for the public and professional opportunities for artists. The Octagon serves more than 30,000 people annually through education classes and outreach programs, rotating exhibits, retail gallery shop, and special events such as the annual Octagon Art Festival. The Octagon Center for the Arts is a prestigious, high quality center for arts-related activity in the area. The Center:
- Anchors the arts district of Ames;
- Adds substantially to the appeal of visiting or living in Ames and the region;
- Fosters new initiatives by providing a locale and structure where arts- based activities can flourish;
- Serves as a center for art experiences to engage people of all ages through classes, workshops, performances, and exhibits;
- Encourages beginning, intermediate and advanced students of the arts to develop their skills through classes and workshops; and
- Provides local/regional artists with opportunities to teach their areas of expertise, enter their work into shows, and sell through the Octagon Gallery shop.
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Figureworks is calling artists to participate in our 8th annual Figureworks 2017 figurative juried award show, an annual juried art prize and celebration of the art of the human form held in Canada’s capital, Ottawa.
Deadline: 8 Oct 2017
Figureworks 2017 is open to artists whose artwork represents the human form or parts thereof. Figureworks believes in being inclusive. The 2017 jury includes photographer Johnathan Hobin, visual artist Elaine Despins, and curator Rose Ekins. The exhibit will be held at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, a historic church transformed into a beautiful exhibition space right in the heart of Ottawa’s beautiful Byward Market.
Figureworks believes strongly in providing artists an excellent opportunity to exhibit their work. They are committed to do their best to increase the prize money available to artists every year. They are volunteer based. All entry fees and sponsorships go to basic operational costs and prize money. Figureworks does not take any commissions on sales at the exhibition. All the money goes directly to the artists.
Figureworks is more than an annual competition, it is a community of artists whom are passionate about the human figure. At the Figureworks competition, artists have their work reviewed by a professional jury and the opportunity to win cash prizes ($3600 was awarded last year). Those in the show will have their work display in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital for two weeks and be published on the Figureworks web site. Artists have the opportunity to sell their art works.
Figureworks has been running consecutively for seven years. It is now entering it’s 8th season. In 2016, they had over 200 submissions from over 100 artists across the world and awarded $3600 in prizes.
Every year, Figureworks strives to have the best possible jury – one that is balanced in their views and experience, varied in their media, masters of their craft, and great storytellers.
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Scottsdale Arts announces a call for artists for the 48th Scottsdale Arts Festival. The festival is held every March during the height of the city’s tourist season. It has established a reputation as the premier arts festival in the Southwest.
Deadline: 9 Oct 2017
The festival has been named “Best Arts Festival” by Phoenix New Times and one of Art Fair SourceBook’s “‘Elite 20’ Fine Art Fairs.” The Scottsdale Arts Festival showcases 170 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada, live music on two stages, gourmet food trucks, wine tastings, creative activities for families and children, an online benefit art auction, and free admission to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
The 48th Scottsdale Arts Festival will take place at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and surrounding grounds of the Scottsdale Civic Center. They are a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale’s Old Town and gallery districts. Arizona’s glorious spring weather complements the Festival’s park-like setting. This creates a unique experience that attracts up to 25,000 seasonal and year-round residents and tourists in the metropolitan Phoenix area.
48th Scottsdale Arts Festival Artist Benefits
An on-site panel of judges selects one “Best of Show” artist to receive a $1,000 award, acceptance to the 2019 show, and a complimentary booth space. Additional merit awards are given to one artist in each category. These artists are invited to the 2019 Festival with their application fee waived. The Scottsdale Arts Festival values artists and strives to make their exhibiting experience as enjoyable as possible.
- Complimentary continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided in a special Artist Hospitality suite
- Roving booth sitters and runners
- Complimentary Festival passes for returning buyers
- Discounted hotel rates
- Images of each artists work on the Scottsdale Arts Festival website
- Complimentary admission to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
- Overnight roving security is provided; however, no responsibility is assumed by the Scottsdale Arts Festival for the loss of exhibitors’ artwork or equipment
About Scottsdale Arts
Scottsdale Arts manages the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Scottsdale Public Art.
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The MacDowell Colony announces a call for artists for their Artist Residencies Winter Spring 2018. Residencies provide time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent.
Deadline: 15 Sept 2017
A MacDowell Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for two weeks to two months. There is no cost for the Artist Residencies Winter Spring 2018; however, artists are responsible for materials and travel expenses. In order to open the residency experience to a wider, more diverse community of artists, MacDowell offers two financial assistance programs to those who have been awarded a residency. Through the generosity of several foundations and individuals, need-based stipends are available to artists who would not otherwise be able to afford the time away that a residency requires. Additionally, travel reimbursement grants are available to defray the cost of travel to and from New Hampshire. MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence.
Artists will benefit from the freedom to create in an inspiring and rural environment away from daily distractions. There is no requirement for our artists to complete a specific work while in residence. Each artists receives their own private studio space in which to pursue their creative projects. Artists have access to a state of the art library 24 hours a day throughout the duration of their stay. Additionally, every participant engages with a diverse community of artists in a variety of disciplines for daily meals and through nightly social activities such readings, films, and presentations of one another’s work.
About The MacDowell Colony
The MacDowell Colony is the nation’s leading artist colony. The mission of The MacDowell Colony is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination. The Colony believes that art makes the world a better place. They also believe that to create inspiring art, artists need a place that inspires them. The MacDowell Colony creates a space where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so that artists can do the work of inspiring us to take a fresh look at the way we connect to the world and to each other.
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ChamberSOUTH, the chamber of commerce for greater south Miami-Dade, announces a call for artists for the 46th annual South Miami Art Festival.
Deadline: 5 Aug 2017
The event will include over 100 artists from around the world representing media such as ceramics and clay, digital art, textiles, glass, jewelry and metalwork, two-dimensional mixed media, three-dimensional mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and drawing, sculpture, and wood. This event starts the Art Basel season.
As a chamber of commerce, ChamberSOUTH strives to improve the lives of our citizens by enhancing their economic welfare. They act as a leading advocate for businesses by stimulating growth and shielding local economies from deterioration. They give thier members an edge over the competition by providing them with unique benefits. Chamber South has become an effective voice for the business community due in part to our valuable committees and task forces. We provide our members with the opportunities essential to business such as various networking events, information updates, and discounted services.
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b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 37, a fine arts competition and exhibit in Huntington, NY. This is the 37th in a long tradition of Expo shows.
Deadline: 11 Nov 2017
Expo 37 will be judged by Cara Manas, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artists from anywhere in the United States may submit up to six images and/or two videos to apply. All fine arts media acceptable, no craft. Several works by each of the winning artists will be shown.
Selected artists will be included in a one month show at b.j. spoke gallery in March 2018. Expo 37 is different from other competitions. Artists have a showing of multiple works, depending on size and the juror’s selections. Showing several works enables gallery visitors to better appreciate what the artist is about. Submitting a small body of work has greater impact and meaning for the juror as well. The show will be publicized in local and social media. The gallery is open to visitors six days per week.
About b.j. spoke gallery
b.j. spoke gallery is a small cooperative in Huntington, NY. It has been in existence since 1975. The gallery is a not for profit organization. The mission is focused on the artistic community and outreach. The gallery offers a monthly poetry group, bimonthly artist circle, an opportunity for local artists to hang work side by side with members in our annual “Harvest of Artist” shows, and fundraisers for worthy causes. In addition, community outreach includes shows in which contemporary artists from across the country are brought to our neighborhood’s doorstep.
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The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions for the Fall 2017 Memories of Our Town exhibit. Artists, 18 and over, may apply for this new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space in Norwalk, CT.
Deadline: 18 Aug 2017
The exhibit will run from September 26, 2017 – January 5, 2018.
The Fall 2017 Memories of Our Town exhibit will feature art that represents the unique memories of the place we call home including places, people, sounds, smells, and events that are personally significant to the artist. Clever uses of medium and interpretations on the subject are welcome.
The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s Art in Parking Places initiative. It is an effort to support art in public spaces and making Norwalk a more vibrant destination.
Chosen artists will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space. The Maritime Garage is located in historic South Norwalk. The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.
About the Maritime Garage Gallery
The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Parking Authority as part of its Art in Parking Places initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station. The exhibits highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. These initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.
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Johnson & Carr and Urban ArtWorks invites experienced public artists to paint a mural at 722 East Pike Street. This is on a new live/work and retail development in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill/Pike Pine neighborhood.
Deadline: 26 Aug 2017
The Pike Pine corridor is a heavily trafficked area both day and night. It is home to many local businesses and serves as the main access point to Seattle’s famous Capitol Hill neighborhood. This call for artists provides a unique opportunity to work on a large scale as the building is one of the tallest and most visible in the area. Also, the historic neighboring building, Pike Motorworks, will have a public facing courtyard that includes this wall, creating an unobstructed canvas. Three finalists will submit concept designs for public voting. The final design will be selected upon public input.
Artists must be at least 18 years of age. Urban ArtWorks will provide insurance for artists who do not have it. The stipend is $7,500. Scaffolding and safety equipment will be provided.
722 East Pike Street Mural Timeline
- Deadline for submissions August 26, 2017
- Finalists selected and announced – September 2, 2017
- Finalists submit fully developed designs – October 2, 2017
- Voting by the public will begin October 10, 2017 and commence December 29, 2017
- Finalist notified and announced – January 5, 2018
- Artwork installation – May 2018 (exact date to be determined)
About Urban ArtWorks
Urban ArtWorks is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for contemporary artists and local youth to work together to create public works of art. Their goal is to empower young people through professional opportunities in the arts.
Since 1995, Urban ArtWorks has collaborated with more than 2,000 youth to bring art to spaces throughout Seattle neighborhoods. Their pre-employment training and subsidized employment programs foster a renewed sense of self-esteem, self-motivation, and self-sufficiency in the young persons. As they expand their reach throughout the city, they look forward to continuing to help nurture strong communities by bringing contemporary public art to the streets of Seattle and beyond.
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