Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 announces a call for 100 juried artists in Louisville, KY at Waterfront Park.
Deadline: 1 May 2017
The Big Four Bridge Lawn was built for special events. It features four acres of tree lined walks on the Ohio River within walking distance to hotels, restaurants, NuLu, shopping, 4th Street Live, and a family friendly atmosphere. Over two million visitors come to Waterfront Park annually and more than 25,000 walk the bridge every weekend. With three years of preparation, a strong patron base has been developed.
Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 artist benefits
- Promotions will include advertisements in regional newspapers, radio, magazines, billboard, flyers, j-peg postcards, posters, billboard, along with a social media blitz.
- The Premiere Gala will be held on Friday the 8th of September. It will include 450 known collectors and supporters of the arts and a Meet and Greet evening on the river. The Gala is optional after set-up on Friday.
- There is a minimum of $2,500 in cash awards.
- Light buffet on Saturday and Sunday.
- Great rates at participating hotels.
- Trolley pick-up in the morning and delivery in the evening.
- All of this year’s participating artists will by-pass the jury selection next year and booth fees will be frozen.
About the Big Four Bridge Arts Festival
This festival is supported by the State and City Tourism Boards, non-profits, artisan guilds, and artists. The Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky on the Ohio River is 40 acres of lawn and tree lined walks. All for the purpose of special events and festivals. The City of Louisville is very supportive and assist groups that stage these events. This opens up the opportunity for advertising that reaches out to large volumes of people.
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b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for the Paperworks 2017 Juried Competition. Artists in the United States who use paper as their primary medium, substrate, or subject of a video may apply.
Deadline: 30 Apr 2017
Entry fee: $35
Accepted media: Works made of, on, or about paper including cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, prints, photography, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.
Juror: Akili Tommasino, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art, NY. An advocate of emerging artists and scholar of the twentieth-century avant-garde, Tommasino has organized and collaborated on numerous exhibition projects at institutions including the Centre Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne, Paris and National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. He is the curator of 2017 MoMA exhibition Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps.
Paperworks 2017 Juried Competition artists will receive a one-month exhibition of selected works in August 2017 at b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY. Artists can enter up to six works. All of which could be selected for exhibit by the juror. The gallery provides an opening reception and publicity for the show.
About b.j. spoke gallery
b.j. spoke gallery is a member-owned and run cooperative art gallery and 501(c)(3). They exhibit many of the finest artists on Long Island and provide art and opportunity to the community at large. Artists showing at the gallery are well-represented in numerous public and private collections. b.j. spoke gallery was founded over 40 years ago with the belief that a partnership between artists and the public is an essential relationship. The gallery provides opportunities for artists to experience responses to their work and for the public to increase its aesthetic awareness in deciphering of the artist’s intent through contemplation and dialogue.
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St James Court Art Show 2017 announces a call for more than 700 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout North America.
Deadline: 31 Mar 2017
The St James Court Art Show 2017 will be held the first full weekend in October from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. It is ranked in the top ten fine art and craft shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. This autumn tradition draws over 100,000 visitors every year who come to purchase unique handcrafted items.
The show is held in the heart of historic Old Louisville which boasts the largest collection of Victorian homes in the country. Old Louisville is an elegant backdrop for this display of fine arts and crafts which will be exhibited and sold along Saint James Court, Belgravia Court, Magnolia Avenue, and the adjacent blocks of Third and Fourth Streets.
Event organizers work diligently to cater to all artistic preferences and budgets. The result is a tasteful selection of high-quality original works. They include paintings, sculpture, pottery, leather and woodcrafts, photography, textiles, and glass art. Proceeds from the show fund various community charities, art scholarships, and neighborhood maintenance and restoration. Admission is free and the event is held rain or shine. No pets please.
Artist amenities include artist’s breakfast, lunches, after-party, monetary award prizes, social media marketing, regional print ads, and scheduled television interviews before the show opening on Friday.
About the St James Court Art Show
The St James Court Art Show is in its 61st year. The show was created by Old Louisville residents to fund their deteriorating neighborhood in the late 50’s. All monies raised by the art show go right back into the neighborhood preservation. Gaslights, the St James Court fountain, park benches, and flower urns are maintained using art show funds. $28,000 in college scholarships are given away yearly to high school seniors pursuing art in college. This yearly event has become on of Louisville’s most anticipated events of the year. There is a very loyal patron base. Many patrons use it as a Girl’s Weekend or Family Reunion time resulting in a high sales volume show. The neighborhood residents embrace the artists and offer southern hospitality. Lodging is easy to find either Downtown or at the airport. Either is just 2-3 miles away.
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Deco Publique announces a call for artists for Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective featuring fiercely independent designer makers, street food vendors, vintage traders, and performers.
Deadline: 13 May 2017
British Style Collective, presented by Clothes Show, is set to draw over 50,000 people to the city. It is set across five of Liverpool’s most iconic locations and will to take-over the city from the 7 – 9 July 2017 for the fashion and beauty event of the year.
Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective will be the free fringe event to the British Style Collective ticketed weekend experience. Festival goers and shoppers will be directed to the Albert Dock through way finding, city maps, and marketing promotions as part of the larger Style Collective weekend.
The event is targeting a young audience who are interested in cool and contemporary shopping experiences.
There will be an outside makers market with contemporary makers selling their handmade goods – printed, painted, stitched, knitted, soldered or moulded. Deco Publique is interested in all mediums that present the best of modern craftmanship and style.
Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective designers:
- Sell products alongside cool and contemporary designers.
- Get involved in the British Style collective event that will gain national media attention.
- Network with other creatives.
Deco Publique is an organisation creatively producing highly aesthetic and quality cultural festivals across the North West such as Vintage by the Sea and The National Festival of Making. They work alongside leading design figures such as Wayne Hemingway and Patrick Grant. They garner significant media involvement with the BBC and leading news sources. Events focus on promoting creativity and encouraging those who do not feel creative to get involved with the arts. Other projects are artistic commissions in regeneration areas, workshops, and activities that develop community spirit.
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Richmond Art Center announces a call for artists for Pressing On – Contemporary Printmaking Juried Exhibition.
Deadline: 10 Apr 2017
The Richmond Art Center presents important and highly regarded exhibitions. This focus on current printmaking practices is a very timely issue. Pressing On offers the opportunity to see the most contemporary explorations in contemporary printmaking. In a time when things happen with the push of a button, the hands-on mixing of materials and process is still magical. Much work in immediate response to the political and social issues confronting us today is coming out of studios and seeking attention. Richmond Art Center invites the current trends in printmaking, private view, personal voice, and public position, as artists keep Pressing On.
Karin Breuer, juror, is Curator in Charge of the Achenbach Graphic Arts Foundation of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. In a career spanning decades, Karin Breuer has mounted exhibitions ranging from the scholarly depths of Japanese woodblock prints and their influence on Western art to the archives of local art presses. Other exhibitions include the flowering of California printmaking and the idiosyncratic, humor-infused screen prints of Ed Ruscha.
This is an opportunity to be exhibited in a select group. This places the artist’s work in a seriously considered context and venue. This promises to be an engaging and relevant exhibition. There are prizes to be awarded amounting to $1,000.
About the Richmond Art Center
The Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay. They deliver exciting arts experiences to young and old alike who reflect the diverse richness of the community. They do this through hands-on learning, well-equipped studios, traveling Art in the Community programs, and contemporary exhibitions in the galleries.
Every year, the Center serves thousands of students through classes and programs taught by professional artists. Programs are onsite and throughout Richmond. The four galleries allow them to mount rotating exhibitions that display the works of Bay Area artists. Artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Jay DeFeo, Wanxin Zhang, Hung Liu, Ed Rossbach, and Peter Voulkos have been showcased at the Center.
The Richmond Art Center originated in 1936 when local artist Hazel Salmi, who worked for the WPA, traversed the streets of Richmond. She had a suitcase packed with art supplies and was eager to teach art to anyone interested. Today, everything the Center does continues to breathe life into Salmi’s original vision: that within every person lives an artist.
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The Retreat is accepting submissions of original creations by artist for the Hamptons Juried Art Show 2017 to be held at the RJD Gallery, 2385 Main Street, Bridgehampton, New York.
Deadline: 17 Mar 2017
The exhibition is open to painters working in oil, acrylic, mixed-media, and watercolor as well as works on paper, photography, or sculpture. No video art. All works must be for sale and must arrive in ready to hang condition. One to five pieces may be submitted for consideration for a registration fee of $50 per submission. Artworks for the spring show will be selected by jurors Ann Chwatsky, New York University Professor; Richard J. Demato, Art Dealer; and Eve Gianni, Gallery Director. All chosen works will be announced via email on March 24, 2017. Accepted works cannot be substituted. Artist agrees to allow the Gallery to negotiate up to 10% maximum to achieve a sale.
All proceeds from entry fees will benefit The Retreat’s services. In addition to the submission fees, the RJD Gallery will donate 25% of all sales made during the spring show to The Retreat.
The top four entries from Hamptons Juried Art Show 2017 will appear in a group showing opening April 22, 2017. Works will be on display through May 19, 2017. Artists will receive 50% of sale price for any pieces sold during the exhibition.
About The Retreat
The Retreat’s mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support to victims of domestic violence and break the cycle of family violence. In pursuit of our mission, The Retreat annually provides help for thousands of families. Serving those in New York’s East End. Services include a 24-hour bi-lingual hotline, emergency 18-bed shelter, legal advocacy, counseling, and prevention education in the schools and community.
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ViewPoint Gallery announces a call for artists for their 2017 International Photography Competition which brings work from around the world to an audience in Maritime Canada.
Deadline: 15 Apr 2017
ViewPoint Gallery is pleased to announce the fifth annual call for submissions. This is an opportunity to exhibit your best work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery. The competition is open to all subject matter from photographers. Twelve winning images will be selected from the digital entries. A jury of three professional photographers selected by ViewPoint will jury submissions.
Each of the twelve winning images will be exhibited monthly in an area of the gallery dedicated to the 2017 International Photography Competition. These winning images will be professionally printed, matted, framed, exhibited, and offered for sale by ViewPoint Gallery starting in June, 2017. In addition, winners will have their work publicized by the gallery with media and press releases. The images will be promoted on Viewpoint’s website, newsletter, and Facebook page.
During the four weeks that the winning image is being exhibited, other monthly gallery events insure an interested viewing audience. The image will be on display during our opening reception of regularly scheduled monthly exhibitions.
About ViewPoint Gallery
ViewPoint Gallery is a co-op gallery devoted to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography. An established part of the Halifax gallery scene since 2000, it is located in the vibrant art community of downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are close to the historic waterfront and busy tourist areas of the city. It is the only gallery in the city dedicated solely to photography.
Halifax looks to ViewPoint for engagement with all things photographic. The gallery features twelve new solo/group exhibits each year in Gallery A with new individual members works in Gallery B monthly. Additionally, our regular monthly programming includes artist talks, guest lecturers, print reviews, and creative meetings. Photography classes on a variety of subjects and for all skill levels are offered in conjunction with Photoworkshops.ca.
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The Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017, an outdoor juried fine art and craft fair located just across Lake Washington from Seattle, announces a call for artists.
Deadline: 20 Mar 2017
The Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017’s prime location by Cost Plus World Market, just north of Bellevue Square, is in the heart of a vibrant city. Produced by the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest, and organized by artists, it continues to support a variety of non-profits with proceeds from the festival. The festival is a proud participant of Bellevue’s Arts Fair weekend. Coupled with two close-by fairs, it is a staple of the vibrant annual community celebration. The proceeds from the Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017 are donated to various local and global charities. The festival works in partnership with local educators and features local non profits.
The Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017 artist benefits:
- Limited to 175 artists
- Attendance 60,000+ patrons
- Thursday scheduled drive-up load-in starting at 6pm
- Booth sitting
- Shuttle service to artist parking
- 24-hour security
- Artist Hospitality Tent stocked with light snacks, bottled water, coffee, and tea
- Onsite staff and fabulous volunteers
- Organized by artists
About Bellevue Festival of the Arts
The Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a 33-year strong, 3-day outdoor, fine art and craft festival. It attracts large crowds of conscious collectors, returning patrons, and a community that supports the arts with excitement. It is a chance for buyers to meet directly the artists and patrons to forge new opportunities and relationships.
Each year, the festival launches a high-end comprehensive publicity campaign to bring the fair and its talented participants to an established and ever-growing audience. The focus is sharing what sets the festival apart – its heart, commitment to the artists who participate, and giving back to the community. The festival is nationally recognized. The media campaign engages with reporters, news anchors, directors, editors, and bloggers with great success in national and local features and artist spotlights.
Festival organizers post regularly on social media to showcase the participating artist’s work and share the greater press coverage. Organizers welcome and encourage participants to engage on these platforms to cross-promote. Participating artists will receive a digital press pack for online engagement and email blasts and beautiful postcards for promotion.
History of the Bellevue Festival of the Arts
There is a compelling story that has made the Bellevue Festival of the Arts what it is today – a leader in its field. Thirty years ago, a group of artists channeled their disenchantment with the for-profit, fine art fair culture. They decided to create a show that fellow artists would be excited to be a part of with a structure that gave back to the community.
The founding ideas of the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest (CCNW) were simple: do away with the for-profit commissions that were being charged artists and give any proceeds collected from the flat booth fees back to the community. The artists of CCNW appealed to local landlords who agreed to lease their parking lots. A jury of artists was employed to ensure quality and fair selection of art and the Rest of the Best Fest was founded.
The festival changed its name to the Bellevue Festival of the Arts in 2004. The mission and organization remained the same. The model resulted in a respect and admiration between the staff and the artists who share their work. These ideals have not only proven to be a blueprint for our success, but also have inspired other festivals in the area to follow our lead with respect and support of artists.
Through diligence and respect for the community that supports it, the festival has blossomed into what it is today. The Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a product of its environment. The continued success of the Festival and the artists it supports is dependent on the relationships with our community. Organizers recognize their obligation as stewards to the artists, local community, and greater community for which they are a part.
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Las Laguna Gallery announces a call for artists for Unique Abstractions in a variety of mediums.
Deadline: 2 Apr 2017
Works in acrylic, airbrush, assemblage, charcoal, color pencil, collage, digital art, drawings, encaustic, fiber art, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, painting, pastel, photography (traditional and digital), printmaking, and watercolor will be considered.
Chosen artist’s work will be displayed at our gallery location in the heart of Laguna Beach.
About Las Laguna Gallery
Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.
Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.
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