The City of Grand Junction has recently constructed Las Colonias Park Amphitheater. The Commission on Arts and Culture is spearheading selection of an artist to create a site-specific work of art representing the Grand Junction Lions Club at a total cost of up to $27,000.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2018
The Lions Club is a prominent philanthropic organization in the community that helped to fund this project. Since 1929, the Grand Junction Lions Club has provided over $7 million to local non-profits, charities, schools, and events in the Grand Valley. The intent of the art work is to depict the Grand Junction Lions Club in a realistic form and celebrate their participation in the community. Installation by June 29, 2018. All Colorado artists are eligible to submit.
The selection committee, comprised of the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture, representatives from Grand Junction Lions Club, and the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department, will review the submissions for the Las Colonias Park Amphitheater and choose three finalists. To maximize the budget for the artwork, stipends will be $100. Finalists will have the option for a Go To Meeting rather that interview in-person. All finalists will be given equal consideration regardless of the type of interview conducted. The project budget is $27,000.
About the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture
The Grand Junction (Colorado) Commission on Arts and Culture is dedicated to developing the quantity, quality, and affordability of arts and culture for the citizens of the Grand Valley. Since 1990, the Commission on Arts and Culture has worked to support the Grand Valley’s artistic resources and cultural activities. Their goal is to form strong, lasting, and dynamic connections with artists, arts organizations, businesses, government, and educational institutions throughout the City of Grand Junction. The Arts Commission focuses on supporting artists via our four public art exhibit spaces, an online artist registration, managing a $40,000 grant program to Colorado non-profits for arts and culture, holding networking events, and completing economic impact studies and the strategic cultural plan.
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Niagara Arts Showcase announces a call for artists for the Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival 2018 at the amazing Firemen’s Park in Niagara Falls. The festival rolls out on Friday September 15th from 6 pm to 11 pm and continues Saturday September 15th from 9 am to 11 pm to Sunday September 16th at 9 am to 6 pm.
Deadline: 30 Apr 2018
Niagara Arts Showcase is looking for indoor fine artists, outdoor artisans, and compensated installation artists to participate in the festival. The applications will be juried. There are limited indoor fine art booths.
There will be food and wine, music for everyone, a kids art zone, installations, and workshops. The festival will proceed rain or shine.
Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival 2018 Artist Benefits
- 100% of sales – no commission taken
- Social media exposure on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram including pictures, bios, website links, and social media links
- Posting on our website including bio, pictures, and links
- Art Coordinator to take care of your needs before and during the festival
- ATM on site for attendees to utilize to purchase your art
- Friday evening Gala with early VIP attendance for early purchase
- Networking within the art community
- Networking with a large number of attendees and prolific art patrons
- Featured in festival program
- Free admittance to the festival
- Climate controlled environment for indoor booths
- Paid opportunity for chosen installation artists
About Niagara Arts Showcase
Niagara Arts Showcase (NAS) is a registered nonprofit organization that supports the art and culture community in Niagara Falls and the Niagara Region. The Board of directors, committees, staff, and volunteers work to provide a venue in which artists and musicians can benefit financially and professionally. NAS is an active and effective organization that has government and corporate relationships that include successful granting and sponsorship. NAS is well-positioned to expand on its success to date. They are planning a future that extends its reach and comprehensiveness in serving the art and culture community in Niagara.
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Lanesboro Arts seeks original work in the areas of painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, glass, fiber, paper, jewelry, wood, textiles, and mixed media for Art In The Park 2018. All items for sale must be the art or handiwork of the exhibiting artist.
Deadline: 23 Mar 2018
Entry fee: $10
Lanesboro Arts’ annual Art in the Park festival is southeast Minnesota’s longest running art festival. Renowned for quality, variety, and value, Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year. The 38th annual Art in the Park Fine Art Festival on Saturday, June 16, 2018 will feature more than ninety fine art booths, excellent live music, craft beer and community food vendors, and family art activities in the midst of mature shade trees in the beautiful setting of Sylvan Park.
Art In The Park 2018 Prizes
- $500 Prize for Best in the Show
- $100 Prize for Award of Excellence
- March 23, 2018 – Application deadline for full consideration (Applications still being accepted for wait list until May 31)
- March 24 – 30, 2018 – Jury process followed by notification
- May 31, 2018 – Wait List application deadline
- June 1, 2018 – Artist Accept and Purchase Deadline
- June 1, 2018 – Application window closes — no additional applications accepted
- Saturday, June 16, 2018 — 6:00am artist check in.
- Saturday, June 16, 2018 — 10am-5pm Art in the Park festival
About Lanesboro Arts
Lanesboro Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization working to activate the people and places of Lanesboro by empowering and creating opportunities for artists.
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Smithtown Township Arts Council / Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition on the theme A Summer Song. The exhibition is open to varied interpretations of the subject, from literal to far-ranging.
Deadline: 29 Mar 2018
Representational images of summer-related sights, activities, impressions, or atmosphere as well as surrealistic or abstract evocations inspired by the subject are welcome. Expressions may range from images of sun, sea, surf, and verdure to a more melancholy awareness of summer’s last gasp, a prelude to fall. Artists may also respond to the musical aspect of this call for entries. One could interpret the rhythm of the season, composing a visual image of summer’s harmonies.
Entry fee: $45 for three image entries
Awards: $750 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, $200 Third Place
Selected artists for A Summer Song will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
A Summer Song Juror
They will have the opportunity to have their art judged by Carol Strickland. She is an art critic and cultural journalist who has authored four books on art including her best-selling The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to the Present (published in a revised, updated 3rd edition in January 2018). Her introduction to architecture, The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture will be republished in a second edition in February 2018 by Echo Point Publishing as The Annotated Flying Buttress: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture. Strickland has also authored The Illustrated Timeline of Art History and The Illustrated Timeline of Western Literature.
About Smithtown Township Arts Council
Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. Adaptation of Mills Pond House for public use has introduced modern mechanical systems to the structure without impairing its historic integrity. Gallery lighting and handicapped access have been designed to complement the original building. Notable among the ca. 1838 Grecian details are the gold-veined marble mantelpieces, ornamental plater centres applied to the ceilings and front and rear stoops supported by wooden Doric columns.
Mills Pond house preserves the locality’s name, but departs from tradition in other respects. Its high-style Grecian design is unusual on Long Island and the hand of an accomplished architect is nearly unique at this early date. Pollard’s influence is seen in the use of imported materials: Albany boards, Carolina yellow pine, English glass, Connecticut stone, and Santo Domingan mahogany. The silvered hardware, decorative plaster, and carpeting were bought in New York City shops. William Wickham Mills died in 1865. His home descended in the family until its gift to the Town of Smithtown in 1976. Today, it is preserved for use as an arts-related facility.
By exhibiting contemporary works of art from local to national sources, Mills Pond Gallery brings art and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. Exhibitions reach local communities through classes, special events, and community outreach programs that focus on active and collaborative learning.
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The City of Tualatin, Oregon, announces a call for artists for the ArtSplash Art Show and Sale 2018, a juried fine art and fine craft fair. The event includes monetary awards and will be held on the beautiful Lake of the Commons in the heart of downtown Tualatin, Oregon.
Deadline: 19 Mar 2018
Attracting thousands of visitors each year, this event introduces original works from various mediums including ceramics, glass, painting, jewelry, fiber, metal, mixed media, photography, printmaking, and wood. This juried art show has become a popular summer event for the community. ArtSplash has earned a reputation among artists as being well organized and very artist friendly. The weekend includes a concert each day and family art activities. Proceeds from ArtSplash go to support the public arts in Tualatin.
- Friday, July 13 at 4 pm – 9 pm
- Saturday, July 14 at 11 am – 8 pm
- Sunday July 15 at 11 am – 4 pm
ArtSplash Art Show And Sale 2018 Artist Benefits
- Coordinated loading and unloading with volunteer assistance
- Booth sitters for breaks
- Hospitality tent with refreshments and packing materials all weekend
- Overnight security
- Artist brunch reception and awards ceremony with cash awards
- Artists inside the community tent are provided with table or wire rack for display
- Double spaces are available
ArtSplash ribbons, recognition, and cash prizes:
- Best of Show: $150
- First Place: $100
- Second Place: $75
- Third Place: $50
- Honorable Mention: $25
- Honorable Mention: $25
About the City of Tualatin, Oregon
The Tualatin Commons is the vibrant heart of downtown featuring a wide pedestrian promenade surrounding a three acre lake. Public plazas and a fountain add to the lively urban mix. Plazas include tiles and artist designed drinking fountains. For the past 23 years, the mission of the Tualatin Arts Advisory Committee has been to encourage and promote Northwest artists, expose the community to a wide range of artistic experience, and endorse interaction between artists and the community.
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The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove (JJAC) announces a call for artists for the Drawn From Nature annual juried show. Images should feature some aspect or the impact of birds, wildlife, and/or nature in the environment.
Deadline: 11 Mar 2018
Work submitted must have been created within the past three years. No reproductions will be accepted. Each entry must be original in concept and composition and be executed solely by the submitting artist. Artwork that has been exhibited previously at any JJAC exhibition will not be eligible. Artwork shall not exceed 48 inches on its longest dimension including frame. Work containing feathers will not be accepted. All entries must be for sale.
- Entry fee: $25.00 for up to two works.
- Juror of Selection: Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg
- Juror of Awards: Bruce Hoffman
Drawn From Nature Artist Benefits
More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be presented for outstanding examples of the accepted artists’ work. Categories are: oil/acrylic, watercolor, other two-dimensional work on paper, photography, sculpture, and other three-dimensional work. This show is an opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their work. Accepted work will be offered through on-line sale opportunity promoted to a mailing list of 40,000. Sale commissions of 30% go toward supporting JJAC education programs. Invited artists receive two free tickets to opening reception on April 13.
The exhibit will be installed in a beautiful historic barn with modern lighting. The nonprofit Center is a historic landmark preserved by Montgomery County and operated by National Audubon Society. It is located on over 200 acres of fields and woods along the Perkiomen Creek. The grounds include the historic home where Audubon lived, non-releasable owls, and other birds that cannot live in the wild due to injury. During the run of the exhibition, entry fee to the historic house will be waived. Located 1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, PA, minutes from King of Prussia, just off Route 422.
About the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
The John James Audubon Center is part of the National Audubon Society. The Center is located at the first home in America of ornithological artist and naturalist John James Audubon. The shared mission of the John James Audubon Center and the Valley Forge Audubon Society is to inspire people to appreciate, preserve, and protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitat; to promote personal appreciation and stewardship of the local natural environment through education and active participation in its preservation; and to preserve the artistic, scientific, and historic legacy of John James Audubon and celebrate the conservation movement he inspired.
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Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 6th Annual International 2018 All Paintings Online Art Competition to be held from December 31st, 2017 to January 28th, 2018. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D artists.
Deadline: 29 Jan 2018
All Paintings will be judged on painting and drawing artwork only. Awards will be given for the top five to eight works selected. In addition to the winning images, Honorable Recognition awards will be presented. Winners will be announced on February 13th, 2018. Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online and marketing services.
About Contemporary Art Gallery Online
Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants, today. To further expose these talented artists, CAGOnline has created CAGO Media. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public.
CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by programming radio and TV shows. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly with 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the business of art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), whom discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists, discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candidly looking at their work. Finally every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.
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Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the Fantastic Fibers 2018 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, Fantastic Fibers 2018 seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.
Deadline: 16 Feb 2018
The show began in 1987 as a wearable art show. It has evolved over the years to include a compelling mix of works created from natural or synthetic fibers and work that addresses the subject or medium of fiber. The Fantastic Fibers 2018 exhibit is an American Quilter’s Society (AQS) sanctioned event. Paducah becomes a Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each April. It attracts more than 30,000 visitors from across the globe attend AQS QuiltWeek. This year’s AQS QuiltWeek dates are April 18 – 21, 2018.
Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome. This exhibition is open to artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. There are no size restrictions. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece. All selected artworks will be featured in a full color catalog produced by Yeiser Art Center for sale during the exhibition. Selected artists for exhibit will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the exhibition catalog at a discounted rate. Fantastic Fibers 2018 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 14 to June 9, 2018.
Artists may submit up to 5 distinct artwork entries with 3 images each entry. Each submission is $25 and should consist of 1 single artwork represented by 1 to 3 images (multiple full views and/or details may be included). A new application should be completed for each subsequent artwork up to 5 entries in total.
Fantastic Fibers 2018 Juror
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, juror, is a fiber artist whose experimental techniques and expressive interpretations have earned him an international reputation. Arturo is one of Kentucky’s most original, influential, and significant artists. His work is in the collections of the New York City Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design Collection, as well as galleries and private collections throughout the world.
“What distinguishes me from other artists working in fiber is my choice to mainly explore and recycle twentieth century industrial materials that have been primarily designed as tapes or films. Incorporating them into woven or interlaced webs provides for me permutations for my design concepts which are personalized into a visual vocabulary of the sky, water, landscape; and more recently, issues related to international and domestic politics, terrorism, the total nuclear threat, the cosmic realms, and personal spiritual beliefs.” – Sandoval
Fantastic Fibers 2018 Awards
- $1,000 Best of Show
- $500 First Place
- $250 Second Place
- $150 Third Place
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 gallery of 40% commission on all sales. 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.
About The Yeiser Art Center
The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild. Its purpose was to promote the appreciation of the visual arts and their creation. It started as a small volunteer organization with founding members Mary Yeiser, Ginny Black, and Bob Evans leading the way. Today, YAC has a permanent exhibition space that hosts seven shows annually and a permanent collection of over 300 works. The center offers visual art based programming including educational classes, public gallery talks, and artist lectures. They have grown to employ a full-time executive director and full-time administrative assistant. YAC has a supporting membership program as well as many loyal and terrific volunteers.
YAC promotes visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques. The center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks, provides a forum for artists, and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges, and community organizations. Through exhibitions and programs, YAC provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a visual arts education in local schools. They work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting regional and national artists.
YAC strives to be a good community partner. They foster collaborative projects where possible, seeking to secure funds and contribute time and expertise to support other community arts projects. The center serves as a cultural attraction in Paducah’s historic downtown district. It adds to the city’s overall strength and competitiveness as a tourist destination.
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Spectrum Art Gallery announces a call for representational and abstract painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers, original printmakers, fabric artists, glass and wood artisans, jewelry designers and crafters for the 2018 Essex Town Green Outdoor 2018 Summer Arts Festival. The festival is Saturday, June 9 (10-5pm) and Sunday, June 10 (11-5pm). It will be limited to 50 local and regional fine artists and artisans. This event is free for guests.
Deadline: 18 May 2018
The 2018 Summer Arts Festival is open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay. The location is a highly visible, charming New England destination. It’s particularly special in the summer. It is a walking town with a large tourist influx who come to enjoy art, great restaurants, and the marina. Artists will be able to show and sell there work during a popular summer arts festival. Selected artists will be shown for a longer duration in the Spectrum Art Gallery in Centerbrook, CT.
If you are in the Festival, you can also submit work for consideration in our concurrent 6-week long exhibit at the Gallery in Centerbrook, CT (May 25-July 8, 2018), Essex Green Summer Arts Festival Group Show. Receiving for this show is May 14-18. Only artists participating in the Essex Arts Festival are invited to submit for this show. There is no specific theme.
About Spectrum Art Gallery
Spectrum Art Gallery in Essex, CT opened April 2014. It is an addition to the Arts Center Killingworth, a non-profit arts organization founded in 2003, serving the Connecticut shoreline and river valley from New Haven to Hartford including Madison, Guilford, Chester, and Old Saybrook. Spectrum showcases regional and national artists and artisans. In addition to presenting painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media, the Gallery includes an Artisan Store which offers fine crafts in diverse mediums such as fabric, glass, ceramics, paper, pottery, and jewelry. Spectrum has become one of the premier art galleries in Connecticut, offering a variety of opportunities and venues for artists to display and sell their work. Spectrum features artists through themed exhibits in the Gallery, Artisan Store, online at Spectrum Anytime. Exhibits are enhanced by events such as receptions, discussions, demos, and family activities.
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Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Recycle 2018. A national juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded, and re-purposed materials. It will be a celebration of ingenuity and imagination. BWAC is seeking to exhibit sophisticated two- and three-dimensional art created in the re-use genre.
Deadline: 20 Feb 2018
BWAC wants to see art that demonstrates the importance of conserving our limited natural resources. They are looking for how well the medium relates to the upcycling movement and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older.
Recycle 2018 entries must incorporate at least 50 percent of repurposed, recycled, or reused materials. The theme is open to any medium resulting in 2‐Dimensional or 3‐Dimensional work, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. Crafts, kit work, or reproductions of original works in other media (such as giclee reproductions of oil paintings), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.
The juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment. John Cloud Kaiser is the Director of Education at Materials for the Arts, one of the largest reuse centers in the U.S. A program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. He curates at MFTA Gallery and his work with his art group Free Style Arts Association. John has been championing reuse-themed art in the museums, streets, and schools of New York City since 2000. These works have appeared broadly including The Metropolitan Museum, NYC Parks Dept, and The New York Times. Kaiser graduated from New York University. He is currently working on a series of temporary sculptures for Storm King Sculpture Center and Socrates Sculpture Park.
Recycle 2018 awards
- Best of Show Gold: $1000
- Most Innovative Use of Material: $500
- Curator’s Choice: $250
- Peoples’ Choice: $250
- Certificates of Recognition: $1000 Total ($100 for each of ten winners)
About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Our 18,000 annual visitors enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market. BWAC hosts free Red Hook Waterfront Performance Series and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs.
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC, pronounced bee-wack) is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. Our artist/members are the management, leadership, board, and staff. They have two synergistic missions: to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.
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