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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.


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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.


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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.


Momentum Juried Competition – Call For Artists

Momentum Juried Competition – Call For Artists

The Arts Commission announces a call for artists working in glass, glass related materials, or materials referencing glass. Submit work for a the Momentum juried competition, taking place in downtown Toledo, Ohio.

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Deadline: 17 Jul 2017

With a deep background in commercial production and the birthplace of the studio glass movement, Toledo has served as a nexus between art, industry, and innovation through its historical connection to the material of glass. Momentum seeks work that celebrates this unique narrative and evolves from it.

The competition is presented by The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo in conjunction with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, ProMedica Health System, and Toledo’s philanthropic community. It is part of Momentum, a three-day festival of music and art in the city’s downtown with a focus on the revitalizing waterfront. The goal of the event is to celebrate Toledo’s rich artistic history, its promising and evolving forward trajectory, and to draw thousands to the city.

The Momentum juried competition gathers original creations in glass from the Toledo area and the nation. It will take place September 8 – October 14, 2017, with an opening reception. Up to $10,000 in prizes will be awarded on September 16, 2017. The jurors are Michael Killoren, CEO of Morean Arts Center; Jennifer-Navva Milliken, New York based independent curator and writer; and Raul Paredes, Director of New Product Development and Design at Owens-Illinois.

Momentum Juried Competition jurors will be selecting entries that exemplify

  • Experimental or interdisciplinary works using glass as a material in the spirit of the innovative technological developments in Toledo’s glass industry.
  • Artworks utilizing glass that connects to industrial glass processes or utilizes industrially produced glass materials.
  • Artworks informed by one’s personal affiliation or history with the Toledo area.

In keeping with The Arts Commission’s mission to support artists, those who participate are eligible for prizes up to $10,000.

About The Arts Commission

Since 1959, The Arts Commission has provided quality arts programming and services to the metropolitan Toledo area. The Arts Commission is the longest-standing arts commission in the state of Ohio. Since 1977, The Arts Commission has managed the City of Toledo’s 1% for Art ordinance. The ordinance is first public art program of its kind in Ohio and the inspiration for the state’s own program. The Arts Commission works to build a creative and cultural community in Toledo, inspire vibrancy in our neighborhoods, and to celebrate life through art.

The Arts Commission supports, promotes, and connects visual, performing, and literary artists, as well as arts organizations and businesses. Through innovative programming, public art, artist services, inclusive youth programs, and community events, they aim to inspire a vibrant community in Toledo.

For more information, contact cphelps@theartscommission.org.


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.


Material Matters – Call For Artists

Material Matters – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Artists Waterfront Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Material Matters, Innovations in Clay, Glass, Wood, and Metal.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 9 Jul 2017

What is art and what is design? Where is the line? Is there a line? When did the concept of functionality become antithetical to fine art? What is the role of design in art and art in design? Must we still refer back to Plato, who identifies only music and poetry as fine arts, relegating the work of the hand as lowly materiality? Surely, nearly a quarter into the 21st century, we must re-assess our thoughts about where boundaries exist now. While we create new definitions for community, and new paradigms for communication, where do the visual arts fit in? We are surely bound by our materiality. Ours are the “too, too solid flesh” of the arts — actual, not virtual, art in three dimensions. We may be the last bastion of brilliance in designing the material world. Isn’t this the right time to celebrate that?

This year’s national juried exhibition, Material Matters, seeks work that explores ideas about form over function in work using clay, glass, wood, or metal alone or in combination. If your work inhabits these boundaries, BWAC is looking for you.

The juror, Lilian Tone, Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, will be looking for artists’ work that illuminates their vision and scope. This presents the possibility of selected artists having more than one artwork juried into the show.

This is a national juried exhibition for artists 18 years of age or older. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. All work must be handcrafted by the artist. Mass production work and commercially manufactured pieces will not be accepted.

Material Matters Cash Awards

  • Gold — $500
  • Silver — $250
  • Bronze — $100
  • Five (5) Certificates of Merit will also be awarded.

Material Matters will be on view during BWAC’s Fall Shows, which see a large portion of the over 18,000 annual visitors. All award selections will be made by the juror. Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception, Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. BWAC will retain a 25% commission on all exhibition sales.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Exhibit your work in BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery, a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The spaciousness of the gallery means large works are welcome. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. The gallery sees over 18,000 annual visitors.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. The artist/members are the management, leadership, board and staff.

There are two synergistic missions: 1) to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers; and 2) to present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacmm@gmail.com.


Kingston Festival 2017 – Call for Artists

Kingston Festival 2017 – Call for Artists

Kitsap Arts and Crafts (KA&C) announces a call for artists for the 58th Annual Kingston Juried Fine Art Show and Kingston Festival 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

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 evyhh@comcast.net.


Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 – Call For Artists

Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 – Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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 info@renaissancephotography.org.


Sculpture Celebration 2017 – Call For Artists

Sculpture Celebration 2017 – Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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.

For more information, contact info@caldwellarts.com.


Glass 2017 – Call For Artists

Glass 2017 – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Glass 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

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.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.


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