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 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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Milan Gallery announces a call for Texan artists for Discovery Show 2017 with up to $1000 in prizes. No art larger than 48×48 will be accepted. All works must be for sale.
Deadline: 31 May 2017
- Selected artwork must be delivered to the gallery during the week of June 11- 15, 2017.
- Duration of The Discovery Show: June 16 – July 2, 2017
- Opening reception: Saturday, June 17th 2017 6 pm – 9 pm
First, Second, and Third Place winners will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges for an opportunity to remain in the gallery for up to six months of representation. One artist will be selected by those in attendance of the opening reception to receive the People’s Choice Award and show their work in the gallery for a minimum of six months. Based on sales, a select few may be selected to remain in the gallery for the opportunity to continue to sell their artwork.
About Milan Gallery
Milan Gallery has been in downtown Fort Worth, Sundance Square, for almost twenty five years. They have live music on the weekends and are open seven days a week. The venue can accommodate birthday parties, anniversaries, benefit concerts, and weddings.
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Fort Worth Community Arts Center (FWCAC) announces a call for artists for Solo Show[Down], open to artists over the age of 18. All artwork must be original and not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.
Deadline: 15 May 2017
Work will be juried. $25 submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5 each. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Video and audio files can be submitted. Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. Use D-rings for heavy works. Use wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors, and pastels must be under Plexiglass.
All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment.
Jennifer Casler Price, Juror, has held the position of curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. During her tenure, she has curated over 20 exhibitions covering a diverse range in subject matter. As a curator, she has traveled to China, Japan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, Cuba, and Peru. She has juried exhibitions for the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the San Antonio Art Museum League, and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival. Jennifer has been a commissioner on the Fort Worth Public Art Commission since October 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Commission. She has been a member of the Association of American Museum Curators (AAMC) since its founding in 2001.
Accepted applicants only will be notified by June 1, 2017.
There are three categories of prizes for Solo Show[Down]:
- Grand Prize Winner: A solo show in the Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s 7th Street area. The Grand Prize winner will receive a honorarium of $2000.
- Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of our Art7 Gallery.
- People’s Choice: A single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize of $250.
About the Forth Worth Community Art Center
Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum district in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. In 2002, the Modern moved down the street and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations, and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.
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New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Wandering Curves 2017, the curve changes everything.
Deadline: 30 Apr 2017
The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted.
Submit images that have a curve or curves as a critical element. The possibilities are endless, from winding roads to automobile trim to the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding. Don’t forget the round edge of grandpa’s bald head or a cold refreshing scoop of ice cream sitting atop a cone. Curves are all around us all the time. Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in.
Wandering Curves 2017 winners are given an exhibition of their images in a New York City gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. In addition, NYC4PA offers cash prizes to the top ten. They award 45 photographers recognition of their efforts with an exhibition for the top ten, catalog, and an image on the website gallery. The Grand Prize winner’s image is placed on the home page. Each winner receives a certificate of achievement.
About the New York Center for Photographic Art
New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) is dedicated to making opportunities available to photographers around the world. Based in New York City, they offer calls for artists five times a year. It is one of the few organizations which provides opportunities for photographers worldwide to appear in a New York City gallery exhibition. In addition, the opportunity to submit to our calls affords photographers worldwide exposure to many different jurors who are photographers and gallery owners.
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Now welcoming submissions, The 2017 Lumen Prize is an international award that celebrates artists working with digital technology.
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.
- 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.
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Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming 2017 national juried fine art exhibition, Colors of the Night at Mills Pond Gallery.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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