2017 Lumen Prize – Call For Artists

2017 Lumen Prize – Call For Artists

Now welcoming submissions, The 2017 Lumen Prize is an international award that celebrates artists working with digital technology.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2017

Now in its 6th year, The Lumen Prize has awarded over $40,000 in prize money. It has staged over 30 exhibitions worldwide in cities including New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam, and Athens.

The competition offers a prize fund of $10,500 plus inclusion in Lumen’s annual programme of exhibitions and events. These take place globally for shortlisted and winning artists.

The 2017 Jury Panel includes:

  • Doug Dodds (Senior Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
  • Foteini Aravani (Digital Curator, Museum of London)
  • Michael Takeo Magruder (2015 Lumen Prize category winner)
  • Tessa Jackson (independent curator and consultant)
  • Weiwei Wang (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai), and
  • Bruce Wands (Chair Emeritus, School of Visual Arts, New York).

The Longlist will be determined by the International Selectors’ Committee co-chaired by Irini Papadimitriou (V&A and Watermans) and Janice Lane (National Museum Wales). This year’s ISC, made up of curators, gallerists, and academics, includes Carla Gannis (artist and digital professor at Pratt Institute, NY), Kelani Nichole (TRANSFER Gallery), Alessio de Vecchi (artist), and Scott Draves (artist).

Please note, there is an administration fee of $45. This covers two entries and all fees go directly to the prize fund.

Key info:

  • You must select a category to enter from: Moving Image, Still, Web-based, 3D/Sculpture, Interactive, VR/AR, Student
  • The Student Prize is only valid for still and moving image
  • Digitized versions of traditional artworks will not be accepted
  • The Longlist will be announced on July 11th in association with V&A Digital Futures

Shortlisted and category winning artists will be included in the 2017 Lumen Prize global tour which takes place worldwide. Category winners will also receive a cash prize.

2017 Lumen Prize awards are:

  • Gold Award ($3000)
  • Moving Image ($1000)
  • Still Image ($1000)
  • AR/VR ($1000)
  • 3D/Sculpture ($1000)
  • Interactive ($1000)
  • Web-based ($1000)
  • Founder’s Award ($750)
  • Meural Student Prize ($500)
  • People’s Choice Award ($250)

About the Lumen Prize

The Lumen Prize, the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art, is a not-for-profit dedicated to supporting artists working with technology.

In 2016, the competition attracted entries from more than 50 counties. The 2016 Gold Award was presented to the Italian duo Fabio Giampietro and Alessio de Vecchi for their virtual reality masterpiece ‘Hyperplanes of Simultaneity.’

Previous shortlisted artists and recipients of The Lumen Prize have gone on to achieve success around the world including the British artist Andy Lomas, whose 2014 winning work Cellular Forms is now in the collection of the V&A; Alexandra Handal, winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Gold Award, whose web-based Dream Homes Property Consultants was recently acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark; and Michael Takeo Magurder, recipient of the 2015 Immersive Environments Award for A New Jerusalem, who is currently artist-in-residence at The British Library.

For more information, contact info@lumenprize.com.


Social Art Award – Call For Artists

Social Art Award – Call For Artists

The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. announces the first Social Art Award. Artists and cultural actors are invited to apply with their work to the field of social art.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

Social art is any artistic expression that aims at creating social impact and change. Artists are visionaries, utopists, and agents for change with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences. The goal of the Social Art Award is to invigorate the rise of social art.

Equal participation from artists and cultural actors from all over the world is promoted. There is a reduced registration fee possible to make this open call globally accessible and inclusive. Reduced fees are eligible for applicants under 25 years of age. Citizens of eligible countries (please check list of UN) participate free of charge.

Social Art Award artist benefits

The winner receives 1.000 EUR in prize money. The three selected winners for the exhibition present their artwork in Berlin, Germany in August/ September 2017. The 10+2 shortlisted artists will receive a professional feedback by the jury. Fifty artists will be published in the official award book. They will receive additional exposure through PR, social media, and honorary mention.  All applicants of the award will receive two printed copies plus the digital version of the award book.

About the Institute for Art and Innovation e.V.

The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany. It is a multidisciplinary institute that explores and promotes art and innovation as a means to foster social impact and change. The institute established the Social Art Award. The award aims at strengthening the recognition of social artists and the value of their work. Hence, it cherishes the importance of social art for society. The accompanying book supports the spread of social art, the artists, and their work. The institute undertakes research, training, production, and exchange.

For more information, contact press@social-art-award.org.


Colors Of The Night – Call For Artists

Colors Of The Night – Call For Artists

Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming 2017 national juried fine art exhibition, Colors of the Night at Mills Pond Gallery.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Jun 2017

Exhibition Dates: August 19 -Sept. 30

Juror/Judge Tim Newton. This exhibition/competition will encompass all varieties of nocturnal art including twilight/dusk, dawn, urban, interiors, landscapes, and figures. No subject is off limits. Judging will be based on originality/creativity, good design, and skillful execution within your medium. Open to USA artists age 18 or older. All media considered except photography and computer generated art. Entry fee $45 for up to three images.

Colors Of The Night awards:

  • $1,000 Best of Show
  • $500 Second Place
  • $250 Third Place.

Selected artists will have their work posted on the Smithtown Township Arts Council website and in the gallery. The exhibition will be widely marketed on Long Island and in NY press.

About Smithtown Township Arts Council

Smithtown Township Arts Council is a 501 c 3 non profit organization. Proceeds from entry fees are invested back into local communities to present art exhibits, teach art classes, and present art programs. The gallery is in a historic building which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Smithtown Township Arts Council exists to integrate the arts into the fabric of everyday life on Long Island. A fundamental goal of this organization is to show how the arts inspire, educate, cause positive change, and generally improve the quality of life for the residents of the communities we serve.

Adding an important dimension to our lives, the arts make us unique, record our lives, provide forum for debate, improve education, create community engagement, and encourage multicultural expression. The Historic Mills Pond House provides a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public’s daily lives and civic responsibilities. The Arts Council offers programs for families and children that invite active and collaborative learning through the arts. They engage participants in arts experiences that connect them to the performers and creative minds who enrich their lives.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.


BWAC Black And White 2017 – Call For Artists

BWAC Black And White 2017 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for BWAC Black and White 2017. This national juried art show in NYC runs July 29 – Aug 20, 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2017

We bathe in the beauty of color and spin thousands of words describing the experience that the cone cells transmit to our brain. In reality, they are not nearly as numerous as our rods, the cells that register light and dark, the black and white of our experience. Our rods are less articulated in language. Fewer words are generated to describe that experience. Black and white is primal, the underneath, the foundation, of the opulence of color. It is where we register motion and, when the cones do not have sufficient light, our rods optimize our survival in the night woods. Black and White intends to explore this underground of survival and few words.

This call for submissions is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2-D and 3-D media including film/video when part of an installation. BWAC will use 8,000 square feet for this show.

Juror: Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator for Nineteenth-Century European Painting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

BWAC Black and White 2017 cash awards:

  • Best of show gold: $1000
  • Best of show silver: $500
  • Peoples’ choice: $250
  • Curators’ choice: $250
  • Certificate of recognition: $1000 ($100 each for ten winners.)

25% commission on exhibition sales.

Artists accepted into BWAC Black and White 2017 can also send one additional work that will be exhibited in our Affordable Art area. All works must be smaller than 12” x 16” (including frame, if framed). Works must be priced for sale at $500 or under.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is a truly unique gallery. It is a 25,000 square foot Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space affords the opportunity to exhibit large work. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. OThe gallery has over 18,000 annual visitors.

Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC is Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization. They have been exhibiting the artwork of local Brooklyn artists for almost 40 years. BWAC has two synergistic missions: assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.


Open Air Art Museum – Call For Artists

Open Air Art Museum – Call For Artists

The Inn at Honey Run is partnering with the Greater Columbus Arts Council to select up to three central Ohio artists to create outdoor installations for the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Apr 2017

The Inn at Honey Run team is encouraging any artists in Franklin County and surrounding counties who are sculptors, designers, photographers, and imaginative thinkers to submit their ideas. The Open Air Art Museum is set on 56 acres of majestic landscape with lush forest and rolling hillsides on the Inn at Honey Run property. It showcases original works from local and regional artists of various backgrounds, mediums, and disciplines.

The applications will be reviewed by a panel from the Inn at Honey Run and the Arts Council. The panel will make its final selections by May 31.

Open Air Art Museum artist benefits

The Inn at Honey Run has allotted a budget of up to $30,000 for one to three artists.

In addition to financial compensation, past artists of the Open Air Art Museum have stated their time at The Inn creating installations as “life changing” due to the:

  • uniqueness of being able to bring art to life among nature,
  • escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life while being surrounded by art and nature, and
  • opportunity to encounter diverse guests of varying backgrounds who stay at The Inn at Honey Run every day.

Additionally, the Open Air Art Museum is the region’s only one of it’s kind. It is relatively new (grand opening in September 2015). Artists participating at this stage are a part of an extremely unique venture that will grow vastly in the coming years. They will be in the company of up and coming regional artists.

About the Inn at Honey Run

The Inn at Honey Run is an independently-owned boutique resort in Northeast Ohio. It provides luxury accommodations and fine dining to diverse guests from all over the country who have traveled the world.

For more information, contact promotions@innathoneyrun.com.


Paperworks 2017 Juried Competition – Call For Artists

Paperworks 2017 Juried Competition – Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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.

For more information, contact manager@bjspokegallery.com.


Hamptons Juried Art Show 2017 – Call For Artists

Hamptons Juried Art Show 2017 – Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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.

For more information, contact knichols@theretreatinc.org.


ViewPoint Gallery’s 2017 International Photography Competition – Call For Artists

ViewPoint Gallery’s 2017 International Photography Competition – Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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.

ViewPoint Gallery's 2017 International Photography Competition - Call For Artists

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.

For more information, contact info@viewpointgallery.ca.


BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 – Call For Artists

BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 – Call For Artists

Australian and international artists from various fields including visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Apr 2017

BigCi is located only 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, yet it is in a dramatically different world. It is on the edge of the Wollemi National Park in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. This is an area of stunning scenic beauty with its own unique flora, fauna, and geomorphology. There is no entry fee.

The two winning BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 artists will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residencies and AUD$2,000 spending money. In addition to that, up to AUD$2,000 Artflight travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners.

BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 - Call For Artists

About BigCi

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit micro artist residency program with a focus on supporting practicing artists by facilitating their projects. Micro means that they are flexible in the range of creative initiatives, personal in the way they work with individual artists, quick in making decisions, energetic in development and implementation of projects, keen to be involved in multidisciplinary collaborations.

BigCi provides a ground for the professional development of artists. In addition to the artist residency program, BigCi is available for a variety of events, performances, workshops, installations and exhibitions. Proposals are welcome. Because of their location and the knowledge base of our team, many of our residents are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues. Many others use our beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.

For more information, contact yuribolotin@gmail.com.


2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition – Call For Artists

2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition – Call For Artists

Waterloo Arts invites all artists residing in the US and Canada to submit artwork for the 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition. Artwork will be exhibited from June 2 – July 21, 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 9 Apr 2017

2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition is a unique opportunity for artists during the district’s largest community event. The Waterloo Arts Fest on June 24, 2017 welcomes more than 5,000 attendees.

Artists must be at least 18 years of age. Artist may submit up to three (3) pieces of original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media. Time-based, electronic media, performance art, and installations will not be accepted. Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions. Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight. All work must have been executed within the last (5) five years and not been shown previously at Waterloo Arts. Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition to be eligible for awards. Artists must grant permission for Waterloo Arts to use their images and information in promotional materials.

$30 non-refundable fee for up to three pieces.

Over $1,500 in 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition cash prizes:

  • $500 – Best of Show
  • $250 – Second Best of Show
  • $100 – Honorable Mentions
  • $75 – Praxis Fiber Workshop Award for Outstanding Work in Fiber
  • $75 – Ceramic Brick + Design Outstanding Work in Ceramics
  • $75 – Sculpture Center Outstanding Work in Sculpture
  • $25 – Honorarium to all accepted artists

2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition - Call For Artists

About Waterloo Arts

Waterloo Arts is a nonprofit art center whose mission is to enrich the neighborhood culturally and economically by creating a stimulating arts environment through exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming for people of all ages. In addition to orchestrating this festival, Waterloo Arts manages an art gallery, public art projects, a community arts center, and artist studios.

In 2002, the historic neighborhood of Collinwood was in a sad state of decline, with more vacancies than businesses along Waterloo Road. The ravages of the postindustrial era were still evident as the scourge of a new recession was taking hold. In the midst of this somber picture, the visionary artists and residents who founded Waterloo Arts were not deterred.

They looked past the dilapidated, boarded up buildings and saw the promise of a great urban neighborhood. There were many assets to build on from the fledgling music venue, the Beachland Ballroom, to the Slovenian sausage shops, miles of great beaches, and many artists living in Collinwood.

These visionaries gathered in coffee shops and around kitchen tables dreaming of a thriving arts community where young creatives could get their start and the older generation would still feel at home; innovative thought and individual expression would be nurtured; and artists would live, work, and contribute to a better quality of life for all Collinwood residents.

In the winter of 2002 an art show was held in a renovated storefront on Waterloo Road. Hundreds attended. The storefront was rented and Waterloo Arts was born. With seed money from The Cleveland Foundation’s Neighborhood Connections, educational arts programs followed. In 2004, a building was donated in the heart of what is now the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District. It was renovated into an art center where Waterloo Arts now manages a highly regarded gallery showing artists; a café featuring live music and open mic nights; a large annex for educational programs and performance; resident artists; eight artists’ studios; Zoetic Walls, a public art program featuring regional and international artists; and the annual Waterloo Arts Fest, which engages the community in celebration of the many cultural assets of our region.

For more information, contact gallery@waterlooarts.org.


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