CREATE! Conway announces a call for artists for Indie Market On Laurel. The event features bands and music all day plus art and local goods for sale.
Deadline: 28 Jul 2017
When: Sunday, August 6th, Noon – 6 pm.
Where: 104 Laurel Street in the historic Riverfront District in Conway.
Indie Market On Laurel best artisan booth display will receive $100 and three hours of marketing consultation from our marketing team.
Our experienced marketing team will advertise the Indie Market on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and various websites including the Myrtle Beach Visitors web page and Myrtle Beach billboards.
Conway is located fifteen miles from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the #1 beach vacation destination on the East Coast. Conway is located on the Waccamaw River. The location for this year’s Indie Market is right at the entrance to the Riverwalk and the Marina.
About CREATE! Conway
CREATE! Conway’s mission is to build an artistically vibrant community by supporting regional artists and promoting public participation in the arts. It is a membership organization and serves all of Horry County. They equip and empower artist members with tools and opportunities that support their artistic career. In addition, they promote public engagement in the arts through outreach to forge meaningful partnerships and implement innovative strategies.
CREATE! Conway’s arts initiatives:
- Improve the quality of life in Horry County
- Help to make communities more livable
- Improve student academic performance
- Strengthen the cultural vitality and vibrancy of the region
- Offer educational programs that benefit the entire county
CREATE! Conway is generously supported in part by the SC Arts Commission, the National Endowment of the Arts, the Waccamaw Community Foundation, memberships, the City of Conway, and donations.
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ArtAscent announces a call for artists for Abstract. Abstractions are all around us. Ideas can be abstract. They exist as an idea, feeling, or quality but not having a tangible existence.
Deadline: 30 Jun 2017
Some conversations can be vague, theoretical, and not based on particular examples or facts. Of course, there is abstract art which evokes feelings without trying to realistically represent the appearance of people or things. Art, like poetry, offers a fragment of a mysteriously familiar narrative without directly revealing it in a realistic way. There are words, stories, poems. So many ideas can be conjured in writing. What does abstract mean to you? Reveal your most abstract thoughts and creative explorations.
Artist Benefits: Abstract
Up to forty applicants will be selected for the Abstract call. All selected artists and writers are showcased in the magazine and juried online exhibition. Additionally, if you are chosen as one of the top four applicants, then you will be highlighted in a feature section with a profile written about you and your work. Writers will profile you in a multi-page article.
Here is what P.M. Wrighter says about the benefit of this opportunity: “ArtAscent is a profound exhibition of international art and literature. ArtAscent’s welcoming of the abstract, obscure and atypical could not be more organized and comforting. Far too often, creativity is stifled by unimaginative editors or conventional beliefs. ArtAscent is holding true to the values of artists by allowing their creativity to be exposed uninhibited internationally.”
The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers for artists and writers. ArtAscent provides opportunity for the voice of writers and vision of artists to shared in a professional and accessible platform. We are a bright community of creatives and art lovers.
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The American Craft Council (ACC) announces a call for artists for the American Craft Shows 2018. The juried marketplace features extraordinary work by more than 1,500 of the country’s most talented craft artists.
Deadline: 11 Aug 2017
Original work in the following categories are considered: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood. The ACC encourages new artists to apply. These exhibitors, if accepted, receive special signage and are promoted through marketing efforts as new.
American Craft Shows 2018 artist benefits
Each year, more than 45,000 people attend the shows in Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco. These marketplaces provide an essential platform for professional artists to connect with the public. Admission is free for ACC members. The ACC promotes its shows with the help of highly skilled public relations firms that have a pulse on the local marketplace in each of the show cities. They work with media buyers that track the latest trends for reaching diverse audiences. In 2017, the focus will be on national, regional, and local media prior to each show and throughout the year. Artists’ work is featured on the ACC website, in digital and print ads, via social media, in special show preview sections of American Craft magazine, and onsite via comprehensive show programs and colorful navigational signage.
About the American Craft Council
For more than 75 years, the American Craft Council has championed craft. Aileen Osborn Webb, Founder, recognized the significant impact craft has on individuals and communities. She established a nonprofit to preserve, cultivate, and celebrate this communal heritage. Today, efforts span the nation. The ACC supports professional makers through unique nonprofit shows. They offer educational resources including a one-of-a-kind library, conferences, public lectures, and student programs. National awards spotlight emerging artists and honor masters. They promote the handmade through a resource-rich website and award-winning magazine, American Craft.
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Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for artists for the Sculpture Celebration 2017. Sculptors invited to bring up to three sculptures for this one-day competition. $11,000 in cash awards, potential sales, and commissions.
Deadline: 9 Sept 2017
This annual event brings sculptors and buyers from the eastern United States to Lenoir North Carolina. Early registration discounts are available. In past years, over 70 sculptors have brought over 200 sculptures to the Broyhill Walking Park. Event is free to the public and offers children’s art activities, a separate youth sculpture award, a people’s choice award, and judge’s merit awards. There is live music, free shuttles to free area parking, and food vendors on site. Around 3,000 visitors attend this event.
Sculpture Celebration 2017 artist benefits
Participating sculptors may sell their works commission-free. They may receive future commissions for artwork to be installed in municipalities, parks, and outside businesses.
- Best in show award $3,000
- First place $2,000
- Second place $1,500
- Third place $1,000
- Five $500 Judge’s Merit awards
- Five $100 Honorable Mention awards
- One $500 Stevens Family People’s Choice award, and
- Separate youth category awards.
Free assistance with unloading and reloading artwork. Free crane on-site for those registered in advance who request it. Some free lodging including camping at local fitness center with access to showers and toilet facilities.
About the Caldwell Arts Council
The Caldwell Arts Council is one of almost 100 county arts entities in North Carolina dedicated to establishing and maintaining an awareness of cultural arts in Caldwell and surrounding counties. They encourage public participation in art events and offer educational services and administration services for local artists and craftspeople. The council supports artists, arts agencies, and attendees throughout Caldwell County and western North Carolina. The Artistically Speaking online calendar of events announces artist opportunities and encourages public participation in arts events in the region. Traveling theatrical groups bring classwork to life for students in Caldwell County public and private schools.
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The Main Line Art Center (MLAC) announces a call for artists for the 2017 Digital Artist In Residence. It consists of a $1000 award, paid opportunities to engage with MLAC audiences, and a virtual residency.
Deadline: 27 Jun 2017
Application fee: $30 MLAC Members / $35 Non-Members
The Digital Artist in Residence Program was launched in 2015 in conjunction with Panorama: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century. The focus is on artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium including video, animation, digital photography, interactive gaming platforms, virtual reality experiences, 360, motion capture applications, video-mapping and projections, and internet-based works.
Adult fine artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium of their artwork, who are not full-time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply.
The 2017 Digital Artist In Residence does not include a studio or housing. It is intended to be a residency that promotes the artist’s work and provides opportunities for them to have paid engagements with MLAC audiences through teaching, lectures, demonstrations, and virtual experiences for the duration of one year. Artists receive cash award when the residency is completed and must participate in the residency for its entirety. Residency begins in September of 2017 and is completed in August of 2018.
While MLAC offers a limited budget for the presentation of artwork created for the residency. It may not have the capacity to cover all technical needs. Therefore, artists are expected to work with the residency’s budget and resources or provide additional resources on their own. When a specific project for presentation is agreed upon by the artist and MLAC, budget needs and required resources will be determined accordingly.
Application includes digital submission of the following: artist statement, biography, CV, ten images/clips of artwork, and statement of how the artist might engage with MLAC audiences over the course of one year.
The 2016 Digital Artist in Residence was Leo Hylan (Baltimore, MD).
2017 Digital Artist In Residence awards: $1000, public presentation of artwork, and one year virtual residency at Main Line Art Center (Sept. 2017 – Aug. 2018)
About the Main Line Art Center
Main Line Art Center is the Main Line’s home to discover, create, and experience visual art. It is a frequent recipient of Best of Awards for its beautiful galleries and high-quality art instruction. The MLAC’s visual art classes and contemporary and innovative exhibitions stimulate creativity, conversation, and joy. The mission is to inspire and engage people of all ages, abilities, and economic means in visual art through education, exhibitions, and experiences.
Main Line Art Center’s educational offerings span from traditional to contemporary. They are held to the highest level of excellence. In 2015, Main Line Art Center received the Commitment to Cultural Access Award from Art-Reach for the Center’s Accessible Art Programs for children and adults with disabilities. Additionally, the MLAC grants over $12,000 in need-based scholarships annually. Last year they inspired 21,000 people at MLAC and touched the lives of over 78,000 through programs in the community.
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Brush Art Gallery and Studios announces a call for artists for Art in the Courtyard. Event to take place on Saturday, July 29 noon – 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 30 noon – 6:00 pm.
Deadline: 26 May 2017
Art in the Courtyard will be held in the shaded, brick-lined courtyard between the National Historical Park Visitor Center and the Brush Art Gallery. Tents will be set up to provide a welcoming place, rain or shine. Art in the Courtyard is a high-traffic spot during the festival. It is conveniently situated between Market Street and the Dutton Stage, one of the main music and dance stages of the Folk Festival. In addition, local artists will be displaying and selling their artwork at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios creating a strong center for art and fine crafts for the Lowell Folk Festival. The Festival draws over 100,000 visitors each year.
There will be security for artwork overnight. Exhibitors are provided, free of charge, a locked facility in which to store their work over night on Saturday. This will eliminate having to drive into the city each day in order to unload/load artwork from/into vehicles. Volunteers will be available during the day to give exhibitors a break. The Brush Art Gallery and Studios has been managing this portion of the Lowell Folk Festival for several Years.
About Brush Art Gallery and Studios
The Brush Art Gallery and Studios is located in the Lowell National Historical Park across the courtyard from the Visitor Center. This dynamic and captivating place was originally founded by the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Brush presents museum quality exhibitions, educational programs, and has collaborated with many other nonprofit groups.
The Lowell Folk Festival 2017: There’s so much to see, eat, hear, do, and discover at the Annual Lowell Folk Festival. The festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art, and children’s activities.
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stARTup Art Fair announces a call for artists for stARTup Art Fair Chicago 2017, a juried contemporary art fair for independent artists.
Deadline: 7 Jul 2017
The fair runs September 15-17, 2017 at the ACME Hotel in the River North District, within blocks of the Navy Pier where EXPO Chicago takes place the same weekend.
Those selected will each take over a hotel room to present a solo show of their work. Through its democratic, online application, stARTup Art Fair gives artists the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive, diverse range of art world professionals that includes:
- Diana Al-Hadid, Widely exhibited, New York-based artist
- Allison Glenn, Manager of Publications and Curatorial Associate, Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
- Sabina Ott, Artist, educator, curator, and Founder of Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL
- Andrew Rafacz, Owner, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
- Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
There are application and exhibitor fees.
stARTup Art Fair Chicago 2017 artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a thousands of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to Chicago for a weekend of contemporary art. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artist.
About stARTup Art Fair
stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art fair for independent artists. The intimate, boutique fair provides artists and art enthusiasts with direct access to the art world, fostering new relationships and creating a new exhibition platform for thought-provoking contemporary artwork in three major cities across the country: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. stARTup Art Fair’s mission is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms.
Consumers experience artwork unfiltered and direct from artists via social media. Artists report building a thriving client base by selling works straight from the internet. stARTup Art Fair is forward thinking. It mirrors the art market by creating direct access between consumer and artist without sacrificing quality. Each fair assembles a panel of curators, gallerists, and professional artists to vet our exhibiting artists. This ensures a thoughtful and dynamic group of artists that will impress and inspire our attendees.
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The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Glass 2017.
Deadline: 19 Jun 2017
Is the glass half full or half empty?
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
We work on shattering the glass ceiling.
The ice is as smooth as glass.
What is so magical about this substance, made from sand, that it comes up in so many proverbs and sayings? It is magical – the invention of glass allowed us, for the first time, to be able to observe things while having a barrier to keep us warm, safe, and dry. We can store liquids safely and know how much is left in the bottle. Glass is not only a practical solution to so many situations, but also the foundation for an entire area of art. Think of Dale Chihuly. Whether you create wonderful images about drinking glasses, eye glasses, wavy window panes, or glass beads, Murano glass, or beach glass, it all works.
Chosen artists for Glass 2017 will have a live exhibition in a New York City gallery, Jadite Gallery, in October, 2017. There will be an exhibition catalog and an online gallery on the NYC4PA website. Juror, Traer Scott, has juried shows for NYC4PA previously and is an excellent juror.
About the New York Center for Photographic Art
New York Center for Photographic Art is an organization which encourages all photographers of all ages and all experience. The gallery in New York City is a storefront gallery open five days a week. Their mission is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits. NYC4PA is proud to advance the art of photography.
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Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley is now accepting entries for its upcoming group exhibition, Sunspots17: Ode to Summer.
Deadline: 11 Jun 2017
Sunspots17 will be held July 10th through July 31st, 2017 at the Western Bureau’s Main Gallery in the historic Bank of Italy Building in downtown San Jose, California. The theme of the exhibition is summertime and the various memories, emotions, sights, and scenery that our warmest season evokes. All styles and mediums will be considered. Selected artists will be notified on June 19, 2017. Thematically aligned selections from the Western Bureau’s Permanent Collection including paintings by such noted mid-century artists as Erle Loran, Chris Ritter, James McCray, Edward Hagedorn, Victor di Gesu, and Harold C. Davies will also be included in the exhibition.
Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in the heart of Silicon Valley with a diverse group of artists from around the world. If an artist’s piece sells during the exhibition, then they will receive 80% of the sale price. Unsold works will either be returned to the artist upon completion of the exhibition or purchased by Western Bureau Arts for our Permanent Collection.
About Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley
Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley is a leading collection of contemporary and modern art spanning from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Founded in 2008 in San Jose, California. Their mission is to preserve and promote works that have been unjustly overlooked or otherwise under-represented in today’s art market. The gallery is located in the landmark 1925 Bank of Italy building in downtown San Jose. They host monthly exhibitions of contemporary art alongside rotating selections from their Permanent Collection.
Whether it’s reviving the reputation of forgotten masters, celebrating regional art movements, or fostering the current generation of working artists, they strive to maintain this vital resource for educators, historians, curators, collectors, students, and members of the general public interested in exploring the many contours of creative expression.
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Stamford Art Association announces a call for artists for the 37th Faber Birren Color Show.
Deadline: 23 Jul 2017
In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant and author of twenty-seven books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award of $1000 for original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope, encouraging artists in all media. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. This year the Stamford Art Association celebrates its 37th year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Show. Wall work and sculpture are accepted. No performance art or 3D should be submitted. Artwork must be framed and wired for hanging.
37th Faber Birren Color Show prizes are funded by an original endowment and usually exceed $2,000. This exhibit encourages artists to concentrate only on color. The exhibit attracts over 1,000 visitors and is an extraordinary way to have artwork displayed. It is an international show that allows artists to be judged by a juror with major NYC gallery and museum experience. This is an opportunity to put your art on the wall with artists who have work displayed across the US and in museums. Where else can you show your best colors? This yearly exhibit provides great exposure to artists in an geographical area that has many art collectors.
About Stamford Art Association
Stamford Art Association is the only art organization that offers a juried exhibit where the theme is color only. It honors Faber Birren, a Stamford resident, who was one of the foremost color theorists of his time. His works are part of Yale’s Beineke Rare Books Library. The Stamford Art Association is the oldest art gallery in Stamford. It is unique in accepting artists to display work even if they are not members. The Stamford Art Association has eight exhibits yearly in its Townhouse Gallery. It curates the four exhibits at the gallery at the Ferguson Library in Stamford.
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