Tatana Kellner Artist Residency – Call For Artists


Tatana Kellner Artist Residency – Call For Artists

Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) announces a call for artists for the Tatana Kellner Artist Residency: Mapping Our Lives in These Dystopian Times, a six day intensive and inspiring studio experience.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

Take a cue from the residency location in Scotland, spend the week mapping new work in response to the immediate environment. Inspiration will be both the natural and the social world surrounding us. Through a series of guided exercises, examine the path taken by artists navigating in the contemporary world. Combine printmaking, drawing, photography, text, and collage techniques. Students will create a series of individual but related works or a one-of-a-kind artist’s book. Basic bookbinding concepts and binding techniques will be covered.

Tatana Kellner, WSW’s founding Artistic Director, has been printing, assembling images, and making artists’ books for over 35 years. Susan Fateh, our international program coordinator, has found excellent studios at the Findhorn Foundation. Stay in lovely guesthouses a short walk from the spacious studios. Findhorn is an intentional eco-community, one of the first in the world and was a model for the Omega Institute.

Work in Findhorn’s Moray Art Centre which features bright, airy, and spacious studios. Each student will have a large work table for spreading out as they work. Lunch will be served in the lounge area of the Art Centre. Vegan, vegetarian, and/or gluten free dinners will be served in a private dining room within the Findhorn campus.

About Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history. Their mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace which encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists; provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers; and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

Women’s Studio Workshop maintains facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. Studios are housed in an historic building located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains. The studios are extensively equipped and well-maintained. Artists can take workshops, rent the studios, or schedule private instruction. Women-identified visual artists may apply for artist residencies.

For more information, contact info@wsworkshop.org.

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LUX Center For The Arts Residency – Call For Artists


LUX Center For The Arts Residency – Call For Artists

The LUX Center for the Arts Residency in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently accepting applications. One position is available in metals, fibers, painting, drawing, or mixed media.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2017

The start date is August 1st. Residencies are normally one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Summer residences are also available.

LUX Center for the Arts Residency benefits:

  • All residents receive free studio space, 24-hour access, and use of equipment in the studio area.
  • Residents have priority for paid, on-site teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults.
  • Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, ceramics, or metalsmithing have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus. Classes are held at the LUX.
  • All residents are offered general representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency.
  • Residents who have a year or longer residency are offered an exhibition at the conclusion of their residency.
  • Access to ceramics materials and firings at no cost.
  • The opportunity to buy other materials from the LUX at cost.

About the LUX Center for the Arts

LUX Center for the Arts is a non-profit which brings art to the community. Their mission is to enhance the lives of a diverse public through art education. They provide learning opportunities in contemporary art and fine craft through hands-on art classes, residency programs, interactive exhibitions, historical displays, and community outreach.

LUX fills a gap in art education in schools, serves disadvantaged youth, and provides outreach to the community. Students of all ages and skill levels work in professional quality studios to learn about art by making it through guided experimentation and looking at it in the galleries. LUX follows national standards for art education. They provide tools and materials for creating paintings, weavings, photography, prints, and ceramics. They host a professional artist-in-residence program.

As a tool for teaching the public about art and as a source of revenue, LUX provides educational exhibitions in galleries that specialize in contemporary art and fine craft media (prints, photos, clay, glass, wood, fiber, and metal). The galleries and the historical displays provide a venue for tourism and economic development.

Gladys M. Lux donated the building for the Lux Center. She left her unique collections of 1,700 dolls, 500 prints, and antique paper weights. LUX gives the public insight into these objects, the collector, and their historical significance.

For more information, contact katelyn@luxcenter.org.

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Film For Artists Residency – Call For Artists


Film For Artists Residency – Call For Artists

Artscape Gibraltar Point announces a call for artists for the Film For Artists Residency. Program dates: 19 – 26 June 2017. Facilitators: Zoë Heyn-Jones, Eva Kolcze, and Terra Jean Long.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

Price: $750 + HST

The Film For Artists residency, appropriate for absolute beginners and small-gauge film enthusiasts alike, will focus on artisanal film techniques while engaging with the specific geography of the Toronto Islands.

Spend a week on beautiful Hanlan’s Point investigating the compelling materiality of celluloid film. Explore various hand-processing techniques on Super 8mm and 16mm film including the creative and aesthetic potential of film in conjunction with notions of site specificity and psychogeography.

Embrace experimentation, chance, and accident in your process. Think of the filmmaking process as a cycle not separate from the natural, ecological cycles that encompass lives and practices. An alternative to traditional filmmaking instruction, forego the rules in favour of integrating cycles of experimentation, growth, and decay.

The Film for Artists residency will host free public screenings, talks, and tours in order to foster interest in the Toronto Islands as a creative site. Encourage participants and public audiences to consider Toronto’s unique history, landscape, and topography.

Artscape Gibraltar Point is excited to announce that 2017’s residency will explore the Toronto Islands through the lens of plant life, animated by the work of several local artists who use plants in their practices in innovative and dynamic ways. Explore organic film processing, using plants and household materials to develop film, alongside the traditional chemistry used in hand-processing.

Artscape Gibraltar Point will teach:

  • Basic camera theory and how to use the Super 8mm and Bolex 16mm cameras
  • How to hand process black and white 16mm and Super 8mm film
  • Decay techniques using bleach, soil, oil, and salt
  • Painting, drawing, and scratching on film

Film For Artists Residency will include:

  • A bedroom and shared studio spaces
  • Hands-on instruction supplemented by walking tours, talks, film screenings, and engagement with relevant literature
  • Black and white film, darkroom chemistry, and supplies
  • Super 8 and Bolex cameras. Supplies are limited and residents are encouraged to bring your own

Participants are encouraged to share their own films, or films that inspire them, in several informal screenings.

About Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point is a secluded community cultural hub nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island. The island is a fifteen minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city. They host artist residencies, provide studio rentals, and welcome individuals and groups year-round. Their lodge features bright studios, private accommodations, a vibrant communal kitchen, large yards, and a beach overlooking Lake Ontario.

Artscape Gibraltar Point opened in 1999. Over the years, they have hosted over 1,000 artists who have taken advantage of the facility’s quiet and natural setting to focus on their practices and projects. Artists participate in short-term residencies and long-term studio rentals.

For more information, contact alochhead@artscape.ca.

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2017 Lumen Prize – Call For Artists


2017 Lumen Prize – Call For Artists

Now welcoming submissions, The 2017 Lumen Prize is an international award that celebrates artists working with digital technology.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2017

Now in its 6th year, The Lumen Prize has awarded over $40,000 in prize money. It has staged over 30 exhibitions worldwide in cities including New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam, and Athens.

The competition offers a prize fund of $10,500 plus inclusion in Lumen’s annual programme of exhibitions and events. These take place globally for shortlisted and winning artists.

The 2017 Jury Panel includes:

  • Doug Dodds (Senior Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
  • Foteini Aravani (Digital Curator, Museum of London)
  • Michael Takeo Magruder (2015 Lumen Prize category winner)
  • Tessa Jackson (independent curator and consultant)
  • Weiwei Wang (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai), and
  • Bruce Wands (Chair Emeritus, School of Visual Arts, New York).

The Longlist will be determined by the International Selectors’ Committee co-chaired by Irini Papadimitriou (V&A and Watermans) and Janice Lane (National Museum Wales). This year’s ISC, made up of curators, gallerists, and academics, includes Carla Gannis (artist and digital professor at Pratt Institute, NY), Kelani Nichole (TRANSFER Gallery), Alessio de Vecchi (artist), and Scott Draves (artist).

Please note, there is an administration fee of $45. This covers two entries and all fees go directly to the prize fund.

Key info:

  • You must select a category to enter from: Moving Image, Still, Web-based, 3D/Sculpture, Interactive, VR/AR, Student
  • The Student Prize is only valid for still and moving image
  • Digitized versions of traditional artworks will not be accepted
  • The Longlist will be announced on July 11th in association with V&A Digital Futures

Shortlisted and category winning artists will be included in the 2017 Lumen Prize global tour which takes place worldwide. Category winners will also receive a cash prize.

2017 Lumen Prize awards are:

  • Gold Award ($3000)
  • Moving Image ($1000)
  • Still Image ($1000)
  • AR/VR ($1000)
  • 3D/Sculpture ($1000)
  • Interactive ($1000)
  • Web-based ($1000)
  • Founder’s Award ($750)
  • Meural Student Prize ($500)
  • People’s Choice Award ($250)

About the Lumen Prize

The Lumen Prize, the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art, is a not-for-profit dedicated to supporting artists working with technology.

In 2016, the competition attracted entries from more than 50 counties. The 2016 Gold Award was presented to the Italian duo Fabio Giampietro and Alessio de Vecchi for their virtual reality masterpiece ‘Hyperplanes of Simultaneity.’

Previous shortlisted artists and recipients of The Lumen Prize have gone on to achieve success around the world including the British artist Andy Lomas, whose 2014 winning work Cellular Forms is now in the collection of the V&A; Alexandra Handal, winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Gold Award, whose web-based Dream Homes Property Consultants was recently acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark; and Michael Takeo Magurder, recipient of the 2015 Immersive Environments Award for A New Jerusalem, who is currently artist-in-residence at The British Library.

For more information, contact info@lumenprize.com.

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Social Art Award – Call For Artists


Social Art Award – Call For Artists

The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. announces the first Social Art Award. Artists and cultural actors are invited to apply with their work to the field of social art.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

Social art is any artistic expression that aims at creating social impact and change. Artists are visionaries, utopists, and agents for change with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences. The goal of the Social Art Award is to invigorate the rise of social art.

Equal participation from artists and cultural actors from all over the world is promoted. There is a reduced registration fee possible to make this open call globally accessible and inclusive. Reduced fees are eligible for applicants under 25 years of age. Citizens of eligible countries (please check list of UN) participate free of charge.

Social Art Award artist benefits

The winner receives 1.000 EUR in prize money. The three selected winners for the exhibition present their artwork in Berlin, Germany in August/ September 2017. The 10+2 shortlisted artists will receive a professional feedback by the jury. Fifty artists will be published in the official award book. They will receive additional exposure through PR, social media, and honorary mention.  All applicants of the award will receive two printed copies plus the digital version of the award book.

About the Institute for Art and Innovation e.V.

The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany. It is a multidisciplinary institute that explores and promotes art and innovation as a means to foster social impact and change. The institute established the Social Art Award. The award aims at strengthening the recognition of social artists and the value of their work. Hence, it cherishes the importance of social art for society. The accompanying book supports the spread of social art, the artists, and their work. The institute undertakes research, training, production, and exchange.

For more information, contact press@social-art-award.org.

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Art Of Music – Call For Artists


Art Of Music – Call For Artists

Beauty Art Gallery announces a call for artists, 18 years old and above, to submit artwork to the Art of Music juried exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 04-15-2017

Most of us love music, musicians, musical themes, instruments, social experiences of music and so forth. What happens when visual artists depict how music feels or what it means to them? Can your art express the nuances of music? Humankind has a long history of artistic expression. Archaeologists trace these activities to the Paleolithic era with cave paintings and bone flutes dating to about 38,000 BCE. That is a long history and perhaps explains our compulsion to create and admire these forms. The Art of Music exhibition seeks the visual expression of actions, feelings, and moods inspired by music, lyrics, and musical performances.

Entry Fee is $30 for 2 pieces. A third piece may be entered for additional $10. Exhibition juror is Nathan Durnin.

Awards of cash, merchandise, and publicity have a cumulative cash value of more than $1,000. Each award also includes a merit certificate.

  • First Award is $250
  • Second Award is $150 each
  • 3rd Award is $75
  • Juror’s Award for Excellence is $100
  • People’s Choice Award is $50
  • Delaware County Symphony 2017-2018 Season Theme Image Award
  • Honorable Mentions: $50 gift certificate

One work will be selected by DCS’ Brochure Committee for use (via digital format) in a year-long promotion for DCS’ next season. The work and artist will be recognized in a press release and photo, on the website, and in brochures. The artist will also receive a pair of tickets to the season.

About Beauty Art Gallery

At Beauty Art Gallery in Newtown Square, PA, you will find an evolving array of contemporary artist paintings, wall art, and unique gifts. The gallery represents more than 90 artists, fine craftsmen, designers, and small manufacturers of beautiful, funky, and artful things. Month to month, you will find the works of many contemporary artists featured in creative combinations with striking décor, vintage, and up-cycled furnishings. They mount three to four exhibitions annually. Many of the artists specialize in abstract oil paintings or expressionistic works. The gallery has found cityscapes of Philadelphia, modern seascapes, and rural landscapes to be popular among their clients. The juried exhibitions bring in a variety of subjects and styles including primitive and outsider art, works on paper, mixed media, and traditional works. Beyond contemporary artist paintings, they offer art glass, ceramics, sculpture, fabric art, and handmade jewelry.

For more information, contact paula@beautyartgallery.net.

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Colors Of The Night – Call For Artists


Colors Of The Night – Call For Artists

Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming 2017 national juried fine art exhibition, Colors of the Night at Mills Pond Gallery.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Jun 2017

Exhibition Dates: August 19 -Sept. 30

Juror/Judge Tim Newton. This exhibition/competition will encompass all varieties of nocturnal art including twilight/dusk, dawn, urban, interiors, landscapes, and figures. No subject is off limits. Judging will be based on originality/creativity, good design, and skillful execution within your medium. Open to USA artists age 18 or older. All media considered except photography and computer generated art. Entry fee $45 for up to three images.

Colors Of The Night awards:

  • $1,000 Best of Show
  • $500 Second Place
  • $250 Third Place.

Selected artists will have their work posted on the Smithtown Township Arts Council website and in the gallery. The exhibition will be widely marketed on Long Island and in NY press.

About Smithtown Township Arts Council

Smithtown Township Arts Council is a 501 c 3 non profit organization. Proceeds from entry fees are invested back into local communities to present art exhibits, teach art classes, and present art programs. The gallery is in a historic building which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Smithtown Township Arts Council exists to integrate the arts into the fabric of everyday life on Long Island. A fundamental goal of this organization is to show how the arts inspire, educate, cause positive change, and generally improve the quality of life for the residents of the communities we serve.

Adding an important dimension to our lives, the arts make us unique, record our lives, provide forum for debate, improve education, create community engagement, and encourage multicultural expression. The Historic Mills Pond House provides a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public’s daily lives and civic responsibilities. The Arts Council offers programs for families and children that invite active and collaborative learning through the arts. They engage participants in arts experiences that connect them to the performers and creative minds who enrich their lives.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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BWAC Black And White 2017 – Call For Artists


BWAC Black And White 2017 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for BWAC Black and White 2017. This national juried art show in NYC runs July 29 – Aug 20, 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2017

We bathe in the beauty of color and spin thousands of words describing the experience that the cone cells transmit to our brain. In reality, they are not nearly as numerous as our rods, the cells that register light and dark, the black and white of our experience. Our rods are less articulated in language. Fewer words are generated to describe that experience. Black and white is primal, the underneath, the foundation, of the opulence of color. It is where we register motion and, when the cones do not have sufficient light, our rods optimize our survival in the night woods. Black and White intends to explore this underground of survival and few words.

This call for submissions is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2-D and 3-D media including film/video when part of an installation. BWAC will use 8,000 square feet for this show.

Juror: Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator for Nineteenth-Century European Painting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

BWAC Black and White 2017 cash awards:

  • Best of show gold: $1000
  • Best of show silver: $500
  • Peoples’ choice: $250
  • Curators’ choice: $250
  • Certificate of recognition: $1000 ($100 each for ten winners.)

25% commission on exhibition sales.

Artists accepted into BWAC Black and White 2017 can also send one additional work that will be exhibited in our Affordable Art area. All works must be smaller than 12” x 16” (including frame, if framed). Works must be priced for sale at $500 or under.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is a truly unique gallery. It is a 25,000 square foot Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space affords the opportunity to exhibit large work. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. OThe gallery has over 18,000 annual visitors.

Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC is Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization. They have been exhibiting the artwork of local Brooklyn artists for almost 40 years. BWAC has two synergistic missions: assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.

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ArtFest Midwest 2017 – Call For Artists


ArtFest Midwest 2017 – Call For Artists

State Public Policy Group (SPPG) announces a call for artists for ArtFest Midwest 2017, Iowa’s largest fine art show. It is an indoor event (with a few outdoor spaces) held in the rain-free, air-conditioned Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Mar 2017

This will be the 15th year for Artfest Midwest. The show was started as a venue for primarily Iowa and Midwest artists to show and sell their work. Approximately 250 artists will be participating in this event. It is an affordable alternative to the downtown Des Moines show, held on the same weekend.  ArtFest Midwest 2017 will offer free shuttle bus service to downtown. Parking and admission to the show are free for the estimated 30,000 patrons.

Application fee is $30. Booth fee is $340-$600.

Event promotion is under new management with new faces and innovative ideas to ensure a successful event. There will be cash prizes for the best art in each category and an overall Best in Show award. In addition to radio, television, newspaper, and digital advertising, Artfest Midwest will be promoted through a robust social media network on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About State Public Policy Group

State Public Policy Group‘s (SPPG) roots are in their longstanding focus: working hard on a practical level to manage change and promote public policy serving the interests in the well-being of the people. They are an issue-based consulting company, which means they take a non-partisan approach to solutions which understands politics.

SPPG believes people affected by public policy should be actively engaged in shaping those laws and rules all along the way. They get people involved. The public policy, the organizational, topic, or client does not matter. SPPG’s staff has figured out issues from homelessness to homeland security.

SPPG helps each of our clients set their own goals. They craft a path forward and provide the services necessary to get there. They conduct community engagement, manage public policy development, and create a new initiatives. It can be a years-long process to implement a new issue-based initiative or it can be an evening’s Board retreat session. Like all organizations, SPPG has grown and evolved with changing times.  Based in Iowa, advantages are found in Iowa’s diverse economy and political spotlight.

For more information, contact artfestmidwest@sppg.com.

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Arts In Ada Festival 2017 – Call For Artists


Arts In Ada Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

The 23rd Annual Arts in Ada Festival 2017 is now accepting applications for this year’s juried art exhibition. The festival is on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

Over 90 artists and artisans will display and sell their fine art and crafts on the beautiful tree-lined Bronson Street in Ada, MI. All visual art mediums will be considered, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mosaics, mixed media, and fine crafts. Pamela Alderman, artist and storyteller, will join members from the Ada Arts Council as a special guest Juror. Together they will award the top three fine art artists and the top craftsperson during the Arts in Ada Festival 2017 celebration.

$1,200 in cash prizes:

  • 1st place fine art: $500
  • 2nd place fine art: $300
  • 3rd place fine art: $150
  • Best in show, fine craft: $250

About the Ada Arts Council

The Ada Arts Council was established in 1992 by an enlightened group of thirteen members of the Ada community. They included artists, business owners, and public officials who shared a common interest, “to encourage participation in and the appreciation of the arts by the residents of Ada, Michigan and its environs.”

To that end, the Council has engaged in a number of activities over the years. The most visible of these is the annual Arts in Ada Festival, held annually in May in Ada Village on Bronson St. Over 50 artists display and sell their work in a wide variety of media. An outdoor stage features live music and dance performances.

For more information, contact info@adaarts.org.

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