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Expo 37- Call For Artists

Expo 37- Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 37, a fine arts competition and exhibit in Huntington, NY. This is the 37th in a long tradition of Expo shows.

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Deadline: 11 Nov 2017

Expo 37 will be judged by Cara Manas, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artists from anywhere in the United States may submit up to six images and/or two videos to apply. All fine arts media acceptable, no craft. Several works by each of the winning artists will be shown.

Selected artists will be included in a one month show at b.j. spoke gallery in March 2018. Expo 37 is different from other competitions. Artists have a showing of multiple works, depending on size and the juror’s selections. Showing several works enables gallery visitors to better appreciate what the artist is about. Submitting a small body of work has greater impact and meaning for the juror as well. The show will be publicized in local and social media. The gallery is open to visitors six days per week.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is a small cooperative in Huntington, NY. It has been in existence since 1975. The gallery is a not for profit organization. The mission is focused on the artistic community and outreach. The gallery offers a monthly poetry group, bimonthly artist circle, an opportunity for local artists to hang work side by side with members in our annual “Harvest of Artist” shows, and fundraisers for worthy causes. In addition, community outreach includes shows in which contemporary artists from across the country are brought to our neighborhood’s doorstep.

For more information, contact liz.ehrlichman@bjspokegallrey.com.


Fall 2017 Memories Of Our Town Exhibit – Call For Artists

Fall 2017 Memories Of Our Town Exhibit – Call For Artists

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions for the Fall 2017 Memories of Our Town exhibit. Artists, 18 and over, may apply for this new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space in Norwalk, CT.

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Deadline: 18 Aug 2017

The exhibit will run from September 26, 2017 – January 5, 2018.

The Fall 2017 Memories of Our Town exhibit will feature art that represents the unique memories of the place we call home including places, people, sounds, smells, and events that are personally significant to the artist. Clever uses of medium and interpretations on the subject are welcome.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s Art in Parking Places initiative. It is an effort to support art in public spaces and making Norwalk a more vibrant destination.

Chosen artists will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space. The Maritime Garage is located in historic South Norwalk. The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.

About the Maritime Garage Gallery

The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Parking Authority as part of its Art in Parking Places initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station. The exhibits highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. These initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.

For more information, contact maritimegallery@norwalkpark.org.


722 East Pike Street – Call For Mural Artists

722 East Pike Street – Call For Mural Artists

Johnson & Carr and Urban ArtWorks invites experienced public artists to paint a mural at 722 East Pike Street. This is on a new live/work and retail development in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill/Pike Pine neighborhood.

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Deadline: 26 Aug 2017

The Pike Pine corridor is a heavily trafficked area both day and night. It is home to many local businesses and serves as the main access point to Seattle’s famous Capitol Hill neighborhood. This call for artists provides a unique opportunity to work on a large scale as the building is one of the tallest and most visible in the area. Also, the historic neighboring building, Pike Motorworks, will have a public facing courtyard that includes this wall, creating an unobstructed canvas. Three finalists will submit concept designs for public voting. The final design will be selected upon public input.

Artists must be at least 18 years of age. Urban ArtWorks will provide insurance for artists who do not have it. The stipend is $7,500. Scaffolding and safety equipment will be provided.

722 East Pike Street Mural Timeline

  • Deadline for submissions August 26, 2017
  • Finalists selected and announced – September 2, 2017
  • Finalists submit fully developed designs – October 2, 2017
  • Voting by the public will begin October 10, 2017 and commence December 29, 2017
  • Finalist notified and announced – January 5, 2018
  • Artwork installation – May 2018 (exact date to be determined)

About Urban ArtWorks

Urban ArtWorks is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for contemporary artists and local youth to work together to create public works of art. Their goal is to empower young people through professional opportunities in the arts.

Since 1995, Urban ArtWorks has collaborated with more than 2,000 youth to bring art to spaces throughout Seattle neighborhoods. Their pre-employment training and subsidized employment programs foster a renewed sense of self-esteem, self-motivation, and self-sufficiency in the young persons. As they expand their reach throughout the city, they look forward to continuing to help nurture strong communities by bringing contemporary public art to the streets of Seattle and beyond.

For more information, contact studio@urbanartworks.org.


Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Dianne Funk Productions announces a call for artists for the Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 (IWAF). More than 10,000 art enthusiasts, collectors, and serious buyers will be in attendance on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2018.

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Deadline: 20 Oct 2017

Event to be held in the Palm Springs Desert Resorts area, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament. Celebrating its 16th year of success, artists travel from across the nation and from as far as Japan, Africa, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, and Europe each year to showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft. A total of 200 artists are selected to participate by jury, with the 2018 Indian Wells Arts Festival’s Primary Jury deadline set for October 20, 2017. Additionally, 60 places are held for the Secondary Jury deadline of January 8, 2018.

Fifteen Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed-media, printmaking, photography, other 2-dimensional, sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art, and found art.

“Auditors agreed the quality and balance of work was present at the show, and gave a score of 9.4 to each, while the prestige of show was ranked a nice 9.6. 100% of Sunshine Artist auditors recommend coming back to the Indian Wells Arts Festival.” -Sunshine Artist Magazine

The Indian Wells Arts Festival is ranked as an AFSB Blue Chip 100 Fine Art Events in 2017

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018

  • #3 So-Cal Getaway by The Examiner ‘Best of the Best’ by Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • Booth fees affordably range from $300 for a 10′ x 10′ single space and $600 for a 10′ x 20′ double space, with electricity optional at an additional $200 fee
  • Reported sales of $765,000 in 2016 are fostered by the Festival’s established reputation for fine and high-quality art
  • Ranked consistently as one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Privately gated venue with 24-hour security and unparalleled state-of-the-art facilities which include on-call booth sitters, free Wi-Fi internet access, and luxury on-site restrooms
  • Artists are required to be in attendance daily

What to expect in 2018

  • On-going artist promotion opportunities through artist spotlights across all IWAF social media and in video podcasts; and IWAF blog features at no additional cost to the artists
  • Public relations and media coverage including local and select major-market editorials and press releases
  • Easy artist check-in and express check-out
  • Real-time show updates and communications via text message
  • Complimentary artist hospitality with fresh snacks and beverages
  • Live jazz and entertainment ambiance designed to indulge and motivate buyers
  • Guests are greeted as VIPs with free and valet parking available, event programs, and free ‘be-back’ passes
  • Interactive activities and artist demonstrations
  • Children’s activities along with special exhibits
  • Gourmet specialties at the Gourmet MarketPlace lining the festival entryway
  • Local charities incorporated as Festival Partners, with donations towards their art scholarship funds
  • Saturday & Sunday “Eggs + Champagne in the Garden” brunch menu till noon
  • Champagne Circle Bar and RumChata Bar service, and full-menu restaurants in the shaded courtyard pavilion

Chosen Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 artists will participate in a wonderful, highly recognized, and accredited fine arts festival. Experience the beauty of the venue and relax while enjoying the live music and performances. Artists receive media/social media publicity opportunities on all of the Indian Wells Arts Festival social media platforms and other news outlets leading up to and throughout the festival. They will be able to connect with other artists, vendors, staff, volunteers and festival goers/buyers. Artists receive 15% commission on all sales.

About Dianne Funk Enterprises

The Indian Wells Arts Festival is founded upon a commitment to promoting the crucial role art plays in a thriving society, whether it be in education, business, or quality of life. The architect of that vision is Dianne Funk Enterprises, Inc. led by its namesake.

Dianne Funk began producing art festivals in the Coachella Valley in 1986, with Faire a La Quinta, followed by Southwest Arts Festival in Indio in 1989, which has since grown into an acclaimed regional attraction. Building upon that success, Dianne Funk created the Indian Wells Arts Festival in 2002. It has since developed into the headlining event of the Coachella Valley’s arts festival season. The event has achieved an international scope with artists from more than 30 countries participating.

For more information, contact dianne@indianwellsartsfestival.com.


Nature And Neon – Call For Artists

Nature And Neon – Call For Artists

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is looking for artists’ responses to the theme of this year’s national juried exhibition: Nature and Neon.

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Deadline: 4 Oct 2017

Landscape has been a prominent and historical subject matter explored by artists as they consider their relationship to the outdoors. Conversely, some contemporary artists seek to incorporate the kitsch, pop, and glamour of visual overload into their work. Juxtapositions between the natural and the artificial can be found everywhere and in almost every aspect of our lives. Submitted works for Nature and Neon could be about the commodification of nature, constructed natural environments, or an interpretation of the countryside that takes fantastical or surreal form. Works could be inspired by the traditional pastoral or could be interpretations of pop art and urban motifs. This exhibition asks the artist to consider what is natural, what is unnatural, and how the intersection of both attempts to capture its own disparate beauty.

All work must have been completed within the last two years. Current Arrowmont staff and residents may apply for the exhibition, but are ineligible to receive awards.

The entry fee is $30 for 3 works.

Exhibition dates: December 16, 2017 – March 3, 2018

Juror, Garth Johnson

Writer, curator, and educator Garth Johnson is curator of ceramics at the ASU Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona, where he oversees their world-renowned collection. Before moving to Tempe, Garth served as the Curator of Artistic Programs at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and spent seven years as a Professor at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. Johnson is known for his irreverent wit. He has exhibited his work and published his writing internationally including contributions to the books Handmade Nation, Craftivity, Craft Corps, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s new book Nation Building. His book, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse, was published by Quarry in November, 2009. He is a self-described craft activist who explores craft’s influence and relevance in the 21st century.

Selected Nature and Neon artwork is eligible for the following awards

  • First Place: $1,000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $250
  • Two Honorable Mentions: $125/each.

Awards will be selected in person by Garth Johnson, juror, prior to the exhibit’s reception.

January 12, 2018: Opening Reception: 6-8 pm, Awards announced at 7 pm.

About Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center. The school enriches lives by developing aesthetic appreciation and fostering self-expression with hands-on experiences. They offer a variety of media, classes, conferences, and seminars. On the leading edge of arts education, Arrowmont utilizes contemporary and fine arts techniques to build upon a foundation of traditional arts and crafts.

For more information, contact khider@arrowmont.org.


3rd Floor Market – Call For Artists

3rd Floor Market – Call For Artists

The Fulton Street Collective presents a call for artists for the first 3rd Floor Market to be held on Jul 18th. The event will include food trucks, a loft style industrial environment, cash bar, beautiful artwork, live music, and handmade crafts.

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Deadline: 12 Jul 2017

Event Time: July 18th, 2017 at 5 – 8:30 pm CST (artists/creators check in at 3 pm CST)

Table registration:

$50 if you bring your own table

$75 if you rent our table (we only have 2 available now!)

About Fulton Street Collective

The venue is an art gallery where talented local artists’ work is featured in a funky interior-industrial loft gallery with exposed brick walls. Artwork is rotated in the gallery. The building is a collaboration for different art organizations. All members are very delightful and dedicated to promote the local Chicago art scene. The collective offers exhibition space and artist residency programs.

For more information, contact chris@fultonstreetcollective.com.


Collage And Digital Madness – Call For Artists

Collage And Digital Madness – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery is seeking traditional collage art or collage digital artwork for Collage and Digital Madness. The goal in this exhibition is to feature the similarities and differences between the traditional and digital approaches.

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Deadline: 6 Aug 2017

There are no limitations on sizes of work, although works over 60 inches are costly for shipping. Therefore, artwork sizes that are manageable are recommended. No video, sculpture, or jewelry will be considered at this time.

Selected artists will have their works displayed in a gallery located in Laguna Beach, California.

About Las Laguna Gallery

Las Laguna Gallery is located in Laguna Beach. The town is in the heart of Orange County (The “OC”) adjacent to the Pacific Ocean with 7.1 miles of oceanfront vistas. It is home to more beachfront lodging than any other city in California. Laguna Beach ranks No. 1 in the United States in economic impact of the arts on a per capita basis. This includes total spending by both organizations and audiences. During the summer, several million visitors flock to the resort environment for its picturesque beaches and festivals. Festivals include the Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Art-A-Fair, Pageant of the Masters, Winter Fantasy, Laguna Craft Street Show, Laguna Beach Music Festival, and monthly First Thursday Laguna Beach Artwalk.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.


The really Affordable Art $how – Call For Artists

The really Affordable Art $how – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce the third annual really Affordable Art $how, a national juried show opening September 23, 2017. The exhibit runs September 23 – October 15, 2017.

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Deadline: 6 Aug 2017

The really Affordable Art $how is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone. Thousands of New York art lovers and collectors will see your work. Expand your collector base in New York City. To make it easy for new collectors, all work submitted must be for sale at $499 or less. You will get 75% of the selling price.

Juror: Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC. Over 100 pieces will be selected and bonus pieces selected by the artists. BWAC will be using 8,000 square feet for this show. They look forward to exhibiting artists’ work from all over the USA.

BWAC looks for skill in the use of a variety of materials, how well the medium relates to the concept or movement, and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. The juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment.

The really Affordable Art $how $2050 in cash awards and purchase prizes include:

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000 Purchase Prize The work selected as ‘Best of Show’ will be purchased by BWAC for $1000 and added to Laura Phipps’ personal collection.
  • Best of Show Silver: $250
  • Certificates of Recognition: $800 ($100 each for eight winners.)

All prize selections will be made by Laura Phipps at the gallery and announced at the opening reception at 3 PM.

About The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC is a truly unique gallery. It is a 25,000 square foot gallery in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. It sees over 18,000 visitors each season.

For more information, contact help@affordableartshow.info.


Pathways And Passages – Call For Artists

Pathways And Passages – Call For Artists

Darkroom Gallery announces a call for artists for Pathways and Passages, a challenge to entice viewers to wonder where photographers are leading.

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Deadline: 12 Jul 2017

Each pictorial impression of what lies ahead will be different than any other. We all take our own path through life. This exhibition presents an opportunity to illustrate a good place to stand, walk, drive, sail, or fly.

Pathways and Passages is a juried exhibit. The juror is Stephen Perloff, noted photographer, photo writer, and publisher and editor of The Photo Review. He will select between 50 and 60 images from the total submitted for exhibition in a professional gallery setting.

Pathways and Passages Artist Benefits

  • All selected entries are exhibited in a gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
  • Juror’s Choice receives a 30×48″ vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, a free exhibition catalog, and a signed copy of Stephen Perloff’s book “North Dakota.”
  • Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
  • People’s Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.

All selected exhibitors will benefit from exposure through Darkroom Gallery’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Their work will be seen by those who visit our gallery during the course of the exhibit. They will have the option of leaving their prints in an exhibit portfolio where they can be viewed by gallery visitors for an indefinite period. Darkroom Gallery continues to promote and sell our exhibitor’s photos after an exhibit closes.

Exhibitors also benefit from receiving publication credit through our elegant exhibition catalogs. Each photo exhibited has a page in the catalog along with a short description written by the photographer.

About Darkroom Gallery

Darkroom Gallery is an 1100 square foot dedicated exhibition space with professional gallery lighting. Even though the gallery is located in a suburb of Burlington, Vermont it has a big-city ambiance. With a new exhibit every month, there is always something new to look at. They keep portfolios of past exhibits available to visitors, as well as a library of past exhibition catalogs and books about photography and photographers. They host an artist’s reception for every exhibition and encouraging the public to attend.

In addition to functioning as a traditional gallery, Darkroom Gallery promotes photographic education through workshops, seminars, lectures, and demonstrations. Most events are given or facilitated by photographic educators with national or international reputations. Darkroom Gallery is affiliated with two photographic Meetup Groups with a combined membership of several hundred.

For more information, contact info@darkroomgallery.com.


Art Of Protest – Call For Artists

Art Of Protest – Call For Artists

IMAGO Foundation for the Arts (IFA) seeks artwork that address ideas regarding protest. Art of Protest is IFA’s 12th annual open juried exhibit.

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Deadline: 3 Sept 2017

Style and materials can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity. IFA is not accepting video art or time-based works for this juried exhibit. The entry fee is $50 for up to three (3) images. Each additional image is $10 per image. All entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline. Acceptance is not guaranteed.

2017 Juror: Stephen Fisher

On view: November 2 – December 3, 2017

Artist Reception on November 3rd, 2017,6:00-8:00 pm

Art of Protest Artist Benefits

  • Cash Awards, $1000 for Best in Show
  • Acceptance to the exhibit allows artists to exhibit artwork that was created for protest in one way or another
  • It is a juried exhibit not a vanity exhibit
  • The juror is a respected and well known practicing artist
  • Possible PR reviews in regional publications
  • The reception is open and free to the viewing public

About IMAGO Foundation for the Arts

Imago Foundation for the Arts is a non profit organization, 501 (c) 3. The Foundation supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. IFA provides space for artists and those interested in the arts to gather, explore, and celebrate creativity.

For more information, contact imagogallery@gmail.com.


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