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Just Drawing – Call For Artists

Just Drawing – Call For Artists

South Haven Center for the Arts announces a call for artists for Just Drawing, their 8th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition.

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Deadline: 1 Sept 2017

Drawing can be defined as the arrangement of line and mark in space designed to serve a variety of expressive purposes. It is often used as a preliminary step in service of other mediums. This exhibition will feature drawing as the main act. 2-D and 3-D work is acceptable as long as drawing is the main feature.

This call is open to all artists 18 years of age or over in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. All work must be the original work of the artist and completed in the last three years.

The Just Drawing Exhibition will be juried by local artists Lou and Linda Rizzolo.

Lou trained as an artist at Western Michigan, the University of Iowa, and the University of Georgia. He is a significant presence on the world artistic stage. He has taught, lectured, and exhibited internationally for over forty years. His works, which ranges from drawing to multimedia installations, have captured audiences in the U.S. Canada, Scotland, Switzerland, Hawaii, Austria, France, Norway, Australia and Albania. Lou has participated in ArtPrize for several years.

Linda Rizzolo takes painting to a higher plane by working with fibers, beads, and natural objects such as reeds, sticks, brightly colored hand-painted silks, and a variety of other three-dimensional materials. She transforms them into unique and exciting sculptural creations. Of her work, Linda says, “I love fantasy, costumes, twirling, parades and flowing fabric. This free spirited, spontaneous way of experiencing life has influenced the kind of art I love to make and my process of making it.”

Just Drawing Artist Benefits

Work that is accepted into Just Drawing by the jurors will be on display at the South Haven Center for the Arts from September 23 through November 11, 2017. The exhibition will include an opening reception. All artists and friends will be invited attend. Three winners will be chosen by the jurors with a First Prize of $150, Second Prize of $100, and third Prize of $50. Exhibited work may be sold at the price specified on the entry form. A commission of 35% is received by the South Haven Center for the Center for works sold during the exhibition.

About South Haven Center For The Arts

South Haven Center for the Arts (SHCA) is the primary arts non-profit in the greater South Haven area. The South Haven Center for the Arts originated in 1951 as the South Haven Art League and has a long-standing tradition of providing South Haven and surrounding communities a venue to learn about and participate in the visual arts. The art center provides cultural enrichment to a population diverse in age, ethnicity, economic status, and education level. They offer year-round exhibitions and creative programming for adults and children to encourage individual artists to enter the field and foster the growth of art in the community.

The SHCA is the only art center in Van Buren County. It attracts hundreds of visitors from cities and towns in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin each year. The SHCA is the primary arts non-profit in the greater South Haven area and works with other area community and non-profit organizations to offer additional opportunities for artists throughout the year. Free to the public, the art center is located in an historic Carnegie Library built in 1906. It offers unique exhibition space to showcase artwork and is an additional draw for seasonal visitors.

For more information, contact info.shca@gmail.com.

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50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood – Call For Artists

50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood – Call For Artists

Octagon Center for the Arts calls artists for the 50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood, an annual, national all-media juried exhibit. Artists must be 18 years or older to apply and may reside anywhere in the United States.

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Deadline: 3 Dec 2017

2018 marks the 50th annual all-media juried exhibit at the Octagon Center for the Arts. The first Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood opened in 1968, two years after the organization’s founding in 1966. The annual exhibit is Octagon’s most prestigious and well-known exhibit which has gained its reputation through consistently high standards.

Juror: Peter Pinnell’s first professional position was as Artist in Residence at the Octagon Art Center in Ames, Iowa. A position he held from 1984 to 1987. “I loved the Octagon, and my wife and I loved living in Ames. It was the perfect place for me at that point in my career.” After leaving Ames, Pinnell spent eight years in Kansas City. He worked as a studio potter and taught part-time at the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1995, Pinnell was offered a faculty position at the University of Nebraska, where he is now Professor of Art.

Chosen 50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood artists have the opportunity to receive $2,000 in cash awards. The artists retain 60 percent of the commission on artwork sales.

About Octagon Center For The Arts

The Octagon Center for the Arts is a non-profit community art organization located in downtown Ames Main Street Cultural District. The Octagon has been a cornerstone of the cultural scene in Ames since 1966. It was founded out of the community’s desire to provide exciting art experiences for the public and professional opportunities for artists. The Octagon serves more than 30,000 people annually through education classes and outreach programs, rotating exhibits, retail gallery shop, and special events such as the annual Octagon Art Festival. The Octagon Center for the Arts is a prestigious, high quality center for arts-related activity in the area. The Center:

  • Anchors the arts district of Ames;
  • Adds substantially to the appeal of visiting or living in Ames and the region;
  • Fosters new initiatives by providing a locale and structure where arts- based activities can flourish;
  • Serves as a center for art experiences to engage people of all ages through classes, workshops, performances, and exhibits;
  • Encourages beginning, intermediate and advanced students of the arts to develop their skills through classes and workshops; and
  • Provides local/regional artists with opportunities to teach their areas of expertise, enter their work into shows, and sell through the Octagon Gallery shop.

For more information, contact exhibits@octagonarts.org.

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South Miami Art Festival – Call For Artists

South Miami Art Festival – Call For Artists

ChamberSOUTH, the chamber of commerce for greater south Miami-Dade, announces a call for artists for the 46th annual South Miami Art Festival.

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Deadline: 5 Aug 2017

The event will include over 100 artists from around the world representing media such as ceramics and clay, digital art, textiles, glass, jewelry and metalwork, two-dimensional mixed media, three-dimensional mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and drawing, sculpture, and wood. This event starts the Art Basel season.

About ChamberSOUTH

As a chamber of commerce, ChamberSOUTH strives to improve the lives of our citizens by enhancing their economic welfare. They act as a leading advocate for businesses by stimulating growth and shielding local economies from deterioration. They give thier members an edge over the competition by providing them with unique benefits. Chamber South has become an effective voice for the business community due in part to our valuable committees and task forces. We provide our members with the opportunities essential to business such as various networking events, information updates, and discounted services.

For more information, contact emcoordinator@chambersouth.com.

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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.

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Solo Exhibition Opportunities – Call For Artists

Solo Exhibition Opportunities – Call For Artists

The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery is reviewing applications for five solo exhibition opportunities for the 2018/19 season.

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Deadline: 31 Oct 2017

Notifications for the solo exhibition opportunities will be sent out by early January.

Five artists will be chosen to exhibit at Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina. Gallery will provide $300 towards shipping or delivering of artwork, $200 for a gallery talk and/or workshop, and $100 to the artist chosen to judge the annual student competition. The five artists chosen to exhibit will be featured on the gallery’s website and Facebook page. Artists receive 25 color copies of a student designed poster. The poster will be used for advertising around campus and on the website. Accommodations for traveling artists can be provided upon request of the artist.

About The Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery

Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery prides itself in educating students on how to run a professional art studio. The Gallery brings artists from all over the country to exhibit and educate students on what it takes to become a professional artist after college.

Coker College upholds and defends the intellectual and artistic freedom of its faculty and students as they study and create art through which they explore the full spectrum of human experience. The college considers such pursuits central to the spirit of inquiry and thoughtful discussion, which are at the heart of a liberal arts education.

For more information, contact artgallery@coker.edu.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Palm Beach Fine Craft Show – Call For Artists

Palm Beach Fine Craft Show – Call For Artists

Palm Beach Show Group announces a call for artists for the 15th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary crafts and design.

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Deadline: 15 Nov 2017

Three jurors, who are experts in the field and newly selected each year, will choose 150 artists. Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. No one is grandfathered into the show. There is no quota for any category of Craft Art. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, design, and quality of their work. All work submitted to the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show must be original creations. The Show does not charge sales commissions.

The non-refundable fee for applying is $35. The application fee is due at the time you fill out the online application and accept the terms and conditions.

Show dates: February 16-18, 2018

Location: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Media categories: Basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood.

The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show will be co-located with the renowned Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, & Antique Show which brings over 50,000 attendees over its duration in Palm Beach. Participating Palm Beach Fine Craft Artists will experience a world-class event with national and regional exposure through impressive marketing initiatives.

About The Palm Beach Show Group

Palm Beach Show Group is the leading full-service show production company specializing in fine art, antique, jewelry, and fine craft shows. The Palm Beach Show Group produces high-end events that create unique meeting places for collectors, art advisors, museum curators, interior designers, and dealers.

The Palm Beach Show Group believes that bringing together dealers and attendees in major cities throughout the country allows for an incredible culmination of education, entertainment, and commerce. Whether young or old, seasoned or novice, a Palm Beach Show Group event creates bonds between generations. The Palm Beach Show Group produces shows in major cities throughout the United States.

For more information, contact kellie@palmbeachshow.com.

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Art Through The Lens – Call For Artists

Art Through The Lens – Call For Artists

Yeiser Art Center announces a call for artists for Art Through The Lens. All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes are eligible including non-lens made images.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Aug 2017

Artists may submit unlimited photographic entries including video and moving images with multiple images and media files allowed per entry. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in an Art Through the Lens exhibition. No single work may be more than six feet in width and eight feet in height.

Art Through the Lens provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation.  Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 100 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception.

Art Through The Lens Cash Awards

  • First Place: $1,000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $250
  • Regional Showcase Best of Show: $150
  • Regional Showcase Honorable Mention: $100

About the Yeiser Art Center

The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild for the purpose of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts and for their creation. As a strong voice for the visual arts in our community, YAC continues to promote the visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques with work ranging from traditional to contemporary.

The center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks; provides a forum for artists; and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges and community organizations. Through our exhibitions and programs, YAC provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a good visual arts education in our local schools. We work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting established and emerging, regional, and national artists.

For more information, contact office@theyeiser.org.

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