The Arts Council of Martin County invites artists to apply to be an exhibitor at the 2018 ArtsFest Stuart. ArtsFest has an attendance of 15,000+ visitors in beautiful Memorial Park in Downtown Stuart.
Deadline: 30 Sept 2017
A hometown celebration of local arts and culture, the 2-day event provides the area with exceptional fine art and craft exhibitors, a literary village, culinary arts, hands-on activities for the family, and a variety of live musical and theatrical performances.
ArtsFest Stuart was chosen as a Southeast Tourism Society “Top 20 Event” in 2016. Artists are the first priority at ArtsFest. A team of volunteers are dedicated to making your experience great. To enhance sales and attendance at ArtsFest, the Arts Council uses resources and connections throughout the community to create awareness. Through the generous support from local media, promotions reach residents throughout South Florida and generate excitement about our event.
Some comments from the 2017 Artist Survey:
- “Love seeing my long time customers and meeting new ones each year!”
- “Well organized!”
- “Logistics and hospitality were easy and pleasant!”
- “The staff and volunteers were AWESOME! “
From its genesis in 1988, ArtsFest has become one of the Treasure Coast’s most beloved and best-attended community events. ArtsFest has a reputation for having the best artists compared to other shows in the community. It provides significant financial support to the Arts Council of Martin County’s efforts to support the entire cultural sector.
ArtsFest showcases fine artists hailing from all around the country in the juried art show. As a community-based arts organization, the Arts Council seeks to shine a spotlight on the many cultural assets in our community and bring fun, hands-on, free activities to the young people who attend. ArtsFest attracts art patrons, local residents, and visitors to the City of Stuart during Florida’s busy snowbird season.
About The Arts Council Of Martin County
The Arts Council of Martin County is a private, non-profit organization with a 501(c)3 status through the IRS. The Arts Council is supported in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the City of Stuart, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palm Beach Show Group announces a call for artists for the 15th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary crafts and design.
Deadline: 15 Nov 2017
Three jurors, who are experts in the field and newly selected each year, will choose 150 artists. Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. No one is grandfathered into the show. There is no quota for any category of Craft Art. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, design, and quality of their work. All work submitted to the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show must be original creations. The Show does not charge sales commissions.
The non-refundable fee for applying is $35. The application fee is due at the time you fill out the online application and accept the terms and conditions.
Show dates: February 16-18, 2018
Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Media categories: Basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.
The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show will be co-located with the renowned Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, & Antique Show which brings over 50,000 attendees over its duration in Palm Beach. Participating Palm Beach Fine Craft Artists will experience a world-class event with national and regional exposure through impressive marketing initiatives.
About The Palm Beach Show Group
Palm Beach Show Group is the leading full-service show production company specializing in fine art, antique, jewelry, and fine craft shows. The Palm Beach Show Group produces high-end events that create unique meeting places for collectors, art advisors, museum curators, interior designers, and dealers.
The Palm Beach Show Group believes that bringing together dealers and attendees in major cities throughout the country allows for an incredible culmination of education, entertainment, and commerce. Whether young or old, seasoned or novice, a Palm Beach Show Group event creates bonds between generations. The Palm Beach Show Group produces shows in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Yeiser Art Center announces a call for artists for Art Through The Lens. All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes are eligible including non-lens made images.
Deadline: 26 Aug 2017
Artists may submit unlimited photographic entries including video and moving images with multiple images and media files allowed per entry. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in an Art Through the Lens exhibition. No single work may be more than six feet in width and eight feet in height.
Art Through the Lens provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation. Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 100 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception.
Art Through The Lens Cash Awards
- First Place: $1,000
- Second Place: $500
- Third Place: $250
- Regional Showcase Best of Show: $150
- Regional Showcase Honorable Mention: $100
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 for the purpose of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts and for their creation. As a strong voice for the visual arts in our community, YAC continues to promote the visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques with work ranging from traditional to contemporary.
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 our exhibitions and programs, YAC provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a good visual arts education in our local schools. We work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting established and emerging, regional, and national artists.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kitsap Arts and Crafts (KA&C) announces a call for artists for the 58th Annual Kingston Juried Fine Art Show and Kingston Festival 2017.
Deadline: 24 Jun 2017
All artists over 18 years of age and residing in the US and western Canada are eligible. All work must be original, two years old or less, and produced without the supervision of an instructor. The show is held for three days in the Village Green Community Center. Significant prizes in all categories for the Kingston Festival 2017 include $1,000 for best of show.
There is a $40.00 entry fee for the first three images and $5.00 for each additional image up to six total. All artwork must be for sale and KA&C deducts a 30% commission for the scholarship program. All 2D art must be framed and wired and 3D needs to be stable please. The width of 2D and photo art cannot exceed 48″.
The three jurors (one for each medium) include the curator of the Bainbridge Island Art Museum, Greg Robinson; Steve Parmelee, a local celebrated assemblage artist; and Harry Longstreet, award winning photographer.
An opening reception occurs on the Thursday before the festival starts, July 27 at 7pm. It includes live music, an auction, food, and the awards will be announced and presented at that time.
About Kitsap Arts and Crafts
Kitsap Arts and Crafts are a 58 year old organization dedicated to promoting the arts in their community. It is a 501 (c)3 run entirely by volunteers with the prime purpose being to fund college art scholarships. They produce and encourage the student art show and give the students awards. Since 1975, Kitsap Arts and Crafts has given out over 195 renewable college art scholarships, most in the amount of $2,000. each. They have a permanent home at Village Green community center and feel the future is secure to grow into.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Art & contemporary craft fair seeks artists to take part in Art Fair 2017, a three day show in York, Yorkshire, UK, 27th – 29th.
Deadline: 30 Sept 2017
Art & is looking for artists with unique, excellent quality, original artwork to apply to take part in the Art & Art Fair 2017. Selected artists will be at the show each day exhibiting and selling their own work, taking commissions, and meeting the visitors and collectors. There will be live music, workshops, interactive areas, demonstrations, installations, artist talks, cafe, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere in this lovely out of town venue.
Join 120 artists showcasing their own work and selling direct to the public. £360 upwards for three days. High quality stands are included in the price. 0% commission.
Artists have the opportunity of being promoted through the Art & social media, mailing list, and website on the run up to the show. Art & employs a professional PR company to gain press and publicity before and after the show. Artists have the chance to be featured.
About Art &
Art & is run by a small team of creatives – Victoria Robinson, Emily Stubbs, and Brendan Hesmondhalgh. They work from Sculpture Lounge Studio’s in Holmbridge, West Yorkshire where they are surrounded by practicing artists, painters, sculptors, installation artists, and ceramicists.
Art & has grown out of The Art Market which began as a way of showcasing art and contemporary craft in their local, Yorkshire town of Holmfirth. The vision with The Art Market was to create the kind of show for which they wanted to take part. They wanted to attract artists from around the country and showcase quality, original artworks in Yorkshire.
The Art & RAW Talent Award, run with the support of Arts Council England, is a mentoring programme which nurtures emerging artists by offering support in business development through expert mentoring, group workshops, financial support, and a free space at the show.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 is an international award in its 10th year. It is open to all photographers and intent on discovering the best of contemporary photography.
Deadline: 26 Jun 2017
The annual prize discovers talent and celebrates the best in photography. It gives image makers access to new opportunities and a world-wide audience for their work.
Single image categories include Life, Identity, and Border. Series categories are open/no theme.
Entering gives photographers the chance to have their work seen by a panel of some of the industry’s most influential photography critics.
Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 Judges 2017
- Melissa DeWitt – Editor-in-Chief, HOTSHOE
- Gem Fletcher – Senior Art Director, Getty Images
- Clare Grafik – Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery
- Marloes Krijnen – Founder and Director, FOAM, Amsterdam
- Dewi Lewis – Founder, Dewi Lewis Publishing
- Fiona Rogers – Global Business Development Manager, Magnum Photos International
- Simon Roberts – Photographer
- Fiona Shields – Picture Editor, The Guardian and Head of Photography, Guardian News & Media
The award offers over £5,000 in prizes plus valuable professional support and mentoring. Sixty selected finalists will be exhibited in a leading Central London gallery.
All profit from entry fees is donated to The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, UK, a charity that supports younger women affected by the disease. Currently, one third of the Lavender Trust’s annual funding comes from the Renaissance Photography Prize.
About Renaissance Photography Prize
Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer. It was founded in 2007 by Fiona Gifford following her diagnosis with breast cancer at the age of 34. Since then it has raised over £250,000 for the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Dutchess County Art Association announces a call for artists for New Directions 2017, a premier national exhibition of contemporary art. The exhibition showcases the current work of artists from across the United States.
Deadline: 24 Jul 2017
Now in its 33rd year, New Directions brings contemporary art to an atypical venue – the intimate galleries of Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse. Former domestic spaces remodeled as galleries create a visually-compelling setting for contemporary and cutting-edge work.
Juror Ruth Erickson is Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. She co-curated the major exhibition “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957” with Helen Molesworth. She has organized exhibitions of the work of artists Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh and Ethan Murrow at the ICA/Boston. Erickson is currently at work on the first U.S. survey of Mark Dion’s work to open in 2017. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and has published and presented her writing widely. She serves as a visiting critic at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
New Directions 2017 Awards
- $1,000 Juror’s Prize
- $250 Second Prize
- $175 Third Prize
A gallery of all selected works with links to artists’ websites will be posted on the Barrett Art Center website after the opening. Each selected artist who attends the opening reception will be given a brief opportunity to talk about his or her work. In addition to our website, the New Directions 2017 exhibition is publicized via the Barrett Art Center eNewsletter, in regional press releases, and social media.
The exhibition is visited by art enthusiasts and collectors from the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. This includes New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. and the New England states. Commission on art sales is 20% for members, 30% non-members.
About the Dutchess County Art Association
Exhibitions have been at the core of the Dutchess County Art Association (DCAA) mission since its inception 82 years ago. The DCAA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Hudson Valley through the visual arts. It fosters important and relevant visual expression. The annual schedule of exhibitions is a core component in their effort to champion artists and to introduce contemporary work to the community.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are now open for High Concept Labs’ (HCL) Fall 2017 Sponsored Artists Program, which will run from August 15 through December 15, 2017.
Deadline: 15 Jun 2017
Projects are chosen twice a year and last for a period of four months. Each season is curated to represent emerging and established artists from a range of artistic disciplines. HCL sponsors three paths of development based on different intentions for the end-result of the project.
Successful applicants to the Fall 2017 Sponsored Artists Program are artists or collectives with a history of successful work and clear goals for their residency. Accepted artists are chosen to represent an array of artistic practices by members of HCL’s staff and Artistic Advisory Council.
Sponsored Artists do not receive direct financial support. If you intend to participate in the program but do not live in Chicago, then you will be responsible for your housing and travel arrangements.
HCL’s Fall 2017 Sponsored Artists Program customizable, no-cost support services include:
- Rehearsal, workshop, and performance space
- Administrative and production assistance
- Communications and design support
- Audience development and media outreach
- Artistic consultation
- Photo and video documentation
- Strategic networking for partnerships, funding, and creative collaborators
- Teaching and workshop opportunities
- Participation in HCL Artist Critique sessions
- Field-based or cross-disciplinary mentorship
About High Concept Labs
High Concept Labs is an arts service organization based in Mana Contemporary Chicago. HCL supports artists and facilitates dialogue between artists, audiences, and staff. This increases access and transparency to the artistic process and fosters transformational experiences in an environment of experimentation and discovery.
Since its foundation in 2009, HCL has been providing Chicago artists with flexible, affordable space in which to develop projects and new works. HCL began by sharing the only thing it had to offer – space – specifically, a warehouse located in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Artists could use the space to develop their projects. Over the course of its first year, HCL evolved into a full-fledged arts service organization, assisting artists with administration, publicity, and production. From inception, HCL’s goal was simple: to grow art.
High Concept Labs has two main programs for working artists: the Sponsored Artist Program (a four-month residency) and an Institutional Incubation Program (a year-long residency). The goal of both programs is simple: to facilitate dialogue between HCL’s artists, audience, and staff through a diverse range of programs each season. Programs include artist talks, works-in-progress showings, workshops, performances, and critique sessions. Through conversation, artists have the opportunity to solicit feedback from participants and audience members. This provides them with valuable insight as a work progresses.
Additionally, HCL hosts two major events each season: an Open House and a Send-Off. The Open House takes place halfway through each season. Historically, these events have brought in 200-300 attendees and feature installations and performances by past and current Sponsored Artists. The Send-Off takes place near the end of each season. It is the last opportunity for the Sponsored Artists of each season to showcase their art in a more intimate environment.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Salem Arts Association announces a call for artists for Uncommon Threads, an exhibition that redefines the use of fibers in art. This exhibit goes way beyond the quilting of old.
Deadline: 25 Jun 2017
In this exhibition, Salem Arts challenge artists to discover new inspirations using fibers, fabrics, textiles, and inventive weaving.
Fiber art refers to fine art material which consists of natural or synthetic fiber such as fabric, plastics, wire, thread, or yarn as well as other less likely components. It focuses on the use of materials and the artist’s skill and labor as part of the works’ significance. Priority of aesthetic is valued over utility. Salem Arts welcomes artistic interpretation of the theme from assemblages to installations, wall hangings, and wearable art.
Submission Fees: Salem Arts members fee is $5.00 per artwork. Non-members fee is $10.00 per submission. Artists may submit up to three artworks.
Uncommon Threads Artist Benefits
The Salem Arts Galleries are the newest and most diverse art exhibition space in Salem. The galleries and shop enjoy high exposure in the location in a landmark former church at The Bridge At 211 center.
Our guest judge is Michele Fandel Bonner, a renowned fiber artist. Bonner will select submissions for awards.
- 1st Prize: $100
- 2nd Prize: $75
- 3rd Prize: $50
- Plus Honorable Mentions
Participating artists will only pay 20% to 40% commissions on sales. Non-member artists are not required to volunteer. They are subject to a 40% sales commission. Member artist sales commission is 20%.
About Salem Arts Association
In 2017, Salem Arts Association found a new home at The Bridge at 211 in Salem, MA. This facility provides Salem Arts with excellent gallery exhibition space, a gallery shop, workshop area, event facilities as well as unprecedented exhibition and learning opportunities. The new home allows Salem Arts to take advantage of performance and event space available at The Bridge and better deliver their mission, “To bring art, in all its forms, to the community and bring the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts.”
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.