Michigan Annual XLII Exhibition Call for Artists


The Anton Art Center is now accepting submissions for “Michigan Annual XLII”, an exhibition of contemporary artwork by Michigan artists. Resident Michigan artists 18 years and older are invited to digitally submit up to two original entries of any media completed within the last two years. All works previously displayed at the Anton Art Center are ineligible. Accepted works will be on exhibit in the Main Galleries beginning Friday, January 30 through Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 1/6/2015.

“Michigan Annual XLII” is the Anton Art Center’s 42nd annual statewide juried exhibition in Southeast Michigan. Exhibiting works and awards are to be selected by guest juror, Nancy Mitchnick. First prize will be awarded $1,000, second prize receives $600, and $400 goes to the third prize winner. Entry fee is $20 for Art Center members and $35 for non-members. Artists must submit the completed entry form (available below), entry fee payment, and artwork images by the deadline: Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 11:59PM EST, to be eligible.

The Anton Art Center is Macomb County’s leading non-profit visual arts organization since 1969. Fine arts exhibitions featuring local, regional, and national artists; year-round adult and youth classes and workshops in clay, painting, drawing, and more; annual Art Fair, Christmas Market, ArtParty, and other events. Admission is free and open to the public; donations are accepted and appreciated. Handicap accessible. Metered lot and street parking; free after 6pm and weekends.

For more information, contact exhibitions@theartcenter.org.

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Call for Submissions: ABSTRACTIONS 2014


Abstractions 2014 in the visual arts is about expressing general ideas or qualities of an actual person, object or action. It is about expressing ideas and emotions by using elements such as colors and lines without attempting to recreate the original image. The basis for abstractions is to, in varying degrees, alter the reality of the subject or pure digital art.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 11/7/2014.

This competition invites photographers and digital artists to use their own interpretations of these ideas, using any type of subject matter and using any style of photography or digital art.

Exhibitions Without Walls is dedicated to promoting photographers and digital artists.

For more information, contact ewedman@exhibitionswithoutwalls.com.

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CWA National Juried Exhibition


California Watercolor Association – Watercolor artists.

Deadline: 9/5/2014.

Click here to apply.

Promotes watercolor as a medium.

For more information, contact info@californiawatercolor.org.

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Visual Art Contest – Chance & Randomness Challenge


Thought Collection Publishing – Chance and Randomness Challenge

“… Nature almost surely operates by combining chance with necessity, randomness with determinism…”
― Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

We invite you to submit your visual art expressing randomness in our lives for a chance to win gift cards to purchase art supplies. Winning contest artwork will also be published in our upcoming Vol2 No2 Literary and Visual Art Journal issue. One winner will receive a $100 gift card to Utrecht Art Supplies and one runner up $50.

Click here to apply.

Deadline: 9/6/2014.

In this journal issue we are studying the essence of our occurrences and the nature of their starts. Although many believe our lives are governed by circumstances and fate, others have had chance coincidences that have moved their lives forward. Send in your submissions with your thoughts!

All entries must be in by September 6th and accepted via email at journal@thoughtcollection.org. Winners will be chosen and notified by September 8th. Within your submission, please send in a few sentences describing how your piece connects with the contest theme.

This contest is sponsored by Utrecht Art Supplies and we appreciate their continued support of visual artists.

Kat Lahr, Founder and Creative Director, Thought Collection Publishing

www.ThoughtCollection.org

www.ThoughtNotebook.org

Our overall mission is to encourage the study of our thoughts through literary and visual arts.

For more information, contact general@thoughtcollection.org.

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SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: The BRAIN


Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) – INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL! for “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: The BRAIN,” the 16th international art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, to be held at the New York Hall of Science from October 11, 2014 – March 29, 2015.

Click here to apply.

This year’s distinguished Co-Jurors are: Anjan Chatterjee, a neuroscientist and author of the book The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art, and Stephen Nowlin, artist & Director of the Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Full details and submissions online.

Deadline: 8/24/2014.

We nurture the intersections of art and science.

For more information, contact asci@asci.org.

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OPEN with Shane Lavalette | INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC CALL FOR ENTRIES


This Center for Fine Art Photography call for entry does not have a required theme; please submit your choice of photographic work(s). All subject matter and photographic processes are welcome. Awards and prizes given. Juror Shane Lavalette is the founding Publisher/Editor of Lavalette, and the Director of Light Work. The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, solo exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community.

Click here to apply.

Deadline: 9/3/2014.

ABOUT C4FAP | Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, solo exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Open Tues-Sat, Free, Public Welcome. Please visit c4fap.org for more information and additional calls for entries.

For more information, contact coordinator@c4fap.org.

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2014 International Juried Exhibition


The Center for Contemporary Art – The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging and no larger than 60″ X 60″. Free-standing pieces may not exceed 32″ X 48″ X 60″ and/or weigh more than 75 lbs.

Click here to apply.

Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit.

Juror: Evonne Davis: Co-Founder and Artistic Director at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ.

Awards: Special Exhibitions Committee Award: Solo Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art, 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd Place: $100.

Entry Fees:

  • $35 for up to 3 entries
  • $25 for CCA members and art educators

Deadline: 9/5/2014.

The Center for Contemporary Art (The Center) is driven by the desire to broaden, deepen and diversify participation among audiences; challenge and inspire students, teachers, artists, enthusiasts and members of the community through opportunity to study, experience and create the multiple languages of the visual arts; and create a culture of the highest standards and expectations for artistic exploration, interpretation and perception.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 6th PASSION FOR FREEDOM FESTIVAL – London


CALL FOR ENTRIES – 6TH EDITION OF PASSION FOR FREEDOM ART COMPETITION

The annual international festival is a rare collection of works of “courageous artists” in the categories of film, photography, painting, sculpture, publications, journalism, book, performance and other forms of artistic expression. So far the competition has featured hundreds of artists from all over the world, including Sarah Maple, Steve Rosenthal, Robb Leech, Firoozeh Bazrafkan, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou among others.

Click here to apply.

“Brave” artists from around the world such as Ai Weiwei (who spent three months in prison and is banned from contacting the media), Jafar Panahi (several times arrested on charges of propaganda against the Islamic Republic), Johan van der Dong (no galleries in Europe have courage to show his work for the fear of attacks), Ferri Farahmandi, Azadeh Behroozi and many others, showed their works at the PFF festival and still have the courage to create despite the threat to their lives and the safety of their family. Some are forced to hide behind a nickname, others withdraw their works or self-censor themselves to avoid “offending religious feelings”.

As every year, the entry is open from April. Works can be submitted by 20th September 2014. The festival will be held in November central London. Location and more details will be announced on later date.

WHAT IS FREEDOM?

HOW EASY IS IT TO LOSE IT?

HOW HARD IS IT TO GET IT BACK?

Please find detailed information, Submission Form, Terms and Conditions on our website.  www.passionforfreedom.co.uk

“Honored to have been the recipient of last year’s ‘Visitors Choice Award’ I would urge everyone to support, in whatever way that they can, the tireless work being done by the ‘Passion for Freedom Festival’. The Festival brings together artists from many corners of the globe whose work treats about human rights issues and defends freedoms of expression,

It provides a much needed platform for information dissemination, reflexive discussion and artistic articulation. It highlights ongoing repressive issues and potentially enables social, governmental, and dogmatic change at this time of increasing global conservatism.’

-Steve Rosenthal (UK), Visitors Choice Award 2011

“Freedom is a fragile balance and they stated this with their beautiful view and exhibition they worked on so carefully and balanced. This festival deserves worldwide recognition and attention. It has more than proven its existence because it shows us how precious peace, freedom and security are”

-Johan van der Dong (Netherland), Shortlisted Artist 2012

The art competition is organised by Passion for Freedom, an independent group of friends standing up for freedom of speech and artistic expression. More in the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4fu9tXYVsg.

For more information, contact katka@passionforfreedom.co.uk.

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