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East Lansing Art Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

East Lansing Art Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

East Lansing Art Festival 2018 announces a call for artists for the May 19-20, 2018, mid-Michigan event featuring fine art, live local music, children’s educational art activities, live artist demos, poetry readings, and an international-style food court in Downtown East Lansing, Michigan.

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2018

East Lansing is a charming university town with a variety of shops, restaurants, and galleries. The beautiful Michigan State University campus is across the street. It is home to the renowned Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum. The East Lansing Art Festival is ranked #38 by Sunshine Artist magazine’s 100 best fine art shows.

Exhibitors at the East Lansing Art Festival 2018 can expect

  • Well-educated visitors including professionals from the state government and university
  • Friendly volunteers who welcome artists and make load-in and load-out run smoothly
  • Booth sitting services
  • Friday set-up
  • Free artist parking
  • Saturday morning coffee
  • Artist reception and award ceremony
  • Affiliation with local public TV and radio – bringing the right people to you
  • Eclectic live music that enhances the art rather than distracts from it
  • International flavors in a unique food court
  • Hands-on arts education area for children and families
  • A festive mood – this is the kickoff of the local festival season in Michigan

About The East Lansing Art Festival

Established in 1964, the East Lansing Art Festival is an evolving outdoor celebration featuring fine artists, exceptional musicians, artist demos, children’s art activities, poetry, and delicious food. The festival offers community members an opportunity to learn about the artistic process directly from the artist and purchase one of a kind original pieces of art. The festival strives to introduce the next generation of art lovers by introducing children to interesting arts activities and experiences. The Emerging Artist program also contributes to the next generation of exhibiting artists by providing space and mentorship to artists new to the festival circuit. Each of these endeavors fosters an atmosphere of art appreciation and a weekend of fun.

For more information, contact info@elartfest.com.

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Zine Show – Call For Artists

Zine Show – Call For Artists

The Holland Project Gallery is excited to be putting together a zine show exhibition this December. They are interested in showcasing all types and genres of zines. Open to zines created by veteran zine makers, artists, writers and activists as well as those created by up and comers new to zine making.

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Deadline: 27 Nov 2017

The zine show exhibition will take place in the Holland Project Gallery, located at 140 Vesta St, Reno, NV, from December 12 – 29, 2017.

Artists will benefit by having their work exhibited professionally in a contemporary gallery space among other highly skilled and talented artists. Artists will have the opportunity to sell their work in the gallery during the run of the exhibition. They will be included on the Holland Project’s artist registry for inclusion in future exhibitions and zine based events. In addition to this exhibition, the Holland Project will host a Zine Fair this summer (June 2018). Any artists who participate in the zine show exhibit this December will be first on the list to receive news and a vendor invitation for the Zine Fair.

About the Holland Project

The Holland Project is an all-ages arts and music initiative by young people, for young people, in Reno, NV. Holland Project’s aim is four-pronged:

  1. Art access
  2. Music access
  3. Diverse workshop opportunities
  4. Community involvement and collaboration

Holland Project is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that produces more than 150 all-ages events annually in the Reno area. Governed by its members, volunteer boards, and our committees, Holland Project seeks to propel Reno’s all-ages movement. It supports and champions wholeheartedly opportunities for young people in the community. Holland focuses on executing live music events monthly, curating gallery exhibits, hosting unique and affordable workshops, and presenting special events and city-wide collaborations.

Holland Project hopes to further identify Reno as a cultural center with a vibrant urban scene where art and music thrive. It fundamentally believes that music and art are vital forces. Young people have the ability and right to shape and share their culture. All-ages events and opportunities are an important part of any healthy and happening community. Holland Project is proud to present all-ages offerings. The Holland Project Gallery is one of the go-to art spaces in Reno to see young, contemporary artists and their influences both regionally and nationally. The main gallery space, located at our venue at 140 Vesta Street, features one to three exhibitions a month.

For more information, contact alisha@hollandreno.org.

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Tomorrow’s World – Call For Artists

Tomorrow’s World – Call For Artists

Atom Gallery seeks submissions of work from artists, illustrators, and printmakers for Tomorrow’s World, a group exhibition at a London gallery. Event to be held from 8th December 2017 until 26th January 2018. Broad interpretations of the theme are welcomed including utopias, dystopias, science fiction, political prophecies, fears, hopes, and quotations.

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Deadline: 1 Dec 2017

If selected, the finished artwork must be delivered to Atom Gallery at 127 Green Lanes, London N16 9DA by 1st December 2017. Delivery and collection of the artwork is the responsibility of the artist. The gallery can arrange return postage upon receipt of adequate payment. All artworks submitted should be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, both in the gallery and from Atom Gallery’s online shop. Artists will be asked to sign a standard artist’s agreement. They will receive 60% of the sale price of their work if sold. Where possible, we would prefer works in standard A and B sizes (A1, A2, A3, B2 etc) to enable us to frame the work easily.

The Tomorrow’s World group exhibition at Atom Gallery will be publicized through the gallery’s existing social media channels. This provides artists with online exposure to our customers and followers. This will coincide with the distribution of digital press releases about the exhibition to relevant online blogs, websites, and analogue art and design publications. If selected, artists will be asked to give permission for their name to be mentioned within this publicity and for their work to be used within any promotional publicity.

About Atom Gallery

Atom is a small, contemporary art gallery in North London which specializes in limited edition prints and printmaking. The gallery has a growing reputation for exhibiting artists. It has a loyal customer-base both online and in the real world. The gallery owners are artist-printmakers who work in a purpose-built print studio beneath the gallery space. In addition to curating several exhibitions each year, they provide a digital (giclée) print service and professional screenprint editioning service for artists.

For more information, contact rich@atomgallery.co.uk.

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Deck The Halls Exhibition – Call For Artists

Deck The Halls Exhibition – Call For Artists

Gallery North of Setauket, Long Island invites artists to submit artwork for their annual holiday exhibition, Deck the Halls. This exhibition focuses on small works for holiday gift giving.

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Deadline: 27 Oct 2017

Artists are invited to submit one festive piece to Deck the Halls for a fee of $10, or 2 pieces for $15. Artwork should not exceed 20 inches in any dimension. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, October 27, 2017. Artists will be notified of acceptance via email no later than October 31.

Each year, Gallery North features up to 10 exhibitions that are promoted extensively with postcard mailings to patrons and businesses, local and regional newspaper advertisements, radio ads, and social media posts. All exhibitions have an opening reception with complimentary wine and snacks. Exhibiting artists are encouraged to join the celebration as they are always well-attended. Events provide a chance to network with other artists and possibly meet patrons looking to purchase the work of local artists.

About Gallery North

Gallery North is a not-for-profit gallery promoting the finest contemporary regional art and craft. It is located in the beautiful and historic area of Setauket, Long Island. Established in 1965, Gallery North focuses on contemporary art in a variety of disciplines, including painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, digital art, and film. Exhibits explore the diversity and vitality of the arts on Long Island. Classes, workshops, excursions, talks, and annual festivals involve community members in the lively process of art making. With the addition of the Community Art Center,  Gallery North continues to provide the community with a diverse selection of educational programming including ArTalks, Art Ventures, Art Abilities, and Art Works.

Gallery North showcases the vibrant creativity of artists and craftspeople from Long Island and nearby regions. It is not just a gallery, but also a community. Artists have opportunities to show and get feedback on work while growing and developing their skills and vision. Among the various shows, there is a good balance of representational and traditional work as well as abstract, experimental, and conceptual work. This attracts a wide audience from across Long Island and NYC.

For more information, contact exhibitions@gallerynorth.org.

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Photowork 2018 – Call For Artists

Photowork 2018 – Call For Artists

Dutchess County Art Association (DCAA) announces a call for artists for Photowork 2018, an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States. It is jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field.

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Deadline: 4 Dec 2017

Photowork celebrates its 31st year in 2018. Barrett Art Center is proud to welcome 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans as this year’s juror. The Photowork 2018 show embraces reinvention, wherein artists provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in dynamic imagery. The show celebrates photography’s role as fine art and prescient social commentary. Winners in the past have spanned the gamut of photographic output from small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, and chromogenic prints.

2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans is a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune. He has spent the last 15 years covering stories that have taken him from the vanishing rainforests of Madagascar to the war in Afghanistan. He has intensively documented the problem of Chicago’s gun violence over the last five years. Wambsgans studied fine art and cinema at Central Michigan University. Throughout a career of wide-ranging assignments, his editors have counted on his ability to inventively meet challenges whether aesthetic, technical, or conceptual while gracefully conveying the human experience.

Photowork 2018 Prizes

  • $1,000 Juror’s Prize
  • $250 Second Prize
  • $125 Third Prize

Marketing strategies employed for exhibitions include press releases submitted to more than 80 print and electronic media outlet in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage. Online coverage includes the weekly DCAA newsletter, Barrett Art Center website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The DCAA e-newsletter has over 2,600 subscribers. Information emphasizes action links to drive traffic to the DCAA website. Readers connect to relevant artist contact information on online galleries for each exhibition. Contact information is archived on the site for viewing after the show. The website attracts over 2,000 unique visitors each month on average.

About the Dutchess County Art Association

Exhibitions have been at the core of the DCAA mission since its inception 82 years ago. The DCAA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Hudson Valley through the visual arts by fostering important and relevant visual expression. The annual schedule of exhibitions is a core component in their effort to champion artists and introduce contemporary work to the community.

DCAA’s story goes back to the 1840s, when leading professional families in Poughkeepsie built elegant town homes within walking distance of the city center, notably the Greek Revival brick townhouse at 55 Noxon Street. The Gilded Age, and another housing boom, brought Poughkeepsie banker Thomas Barrett and his wife, Kate, to the house in 1900. Their son, Thomas Weeks Barrett, Jr., was born in 1902. He attended Poughkeepsie schools discovered his love for art. After graduating from the art school of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Barrett worked in NYC as a commercial artist, creating this playing card design. It was the hard times of the Depression that made Barrett House what it is today. After the Crash of 1929, Barrett returned to his family home and set up shop on the 3rd floor.

The popular response to President Roosevelt’s unprecedented governmental support for the arts inspired Barrett to organize Dutchess County’s first art exhibition in 1934 at the Luckey Platt Department Store in Poughkeepsie. Over 2,000 visitors attended on the opening day. Buoyed by the show’s success, Barrett and his colleagues founded the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935. DCAA continues their work today. They present cutting-edge art in Barrett’s boyhood home, keeping alive the spirit of creativity in our Hudson Valley community.

For more information, contact info@barrettartcenter.org.

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2018 St Charles Fine Art Show – Call For Artists

2018 St Charles Fine Art Show – Call For Artists

The Downtown St. Charles Partnership announces a call for artists for the 2018 St Charles Fine Art Show. This event showcases the work of 100 juried fine artists.

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2018

Mediums include clay/ceramics, digital art, drawing/illustration, fiber (non wearable), jewelry, photography, glass, mixed media, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and wood.  All are exhibited and available for sale during this outdoor and free to the public event. Single ($395) and double ($795) booths are available for the outdoor show.

Located along the banks of the scenic Fox River in the heart of the vibrant downtown during Memorial Day weekend (rain or shine) on Saturday, May 26 from 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday, May 27 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

2018 St Charles Fine Art Show Artist Benefits

The St Charles Fine Art Show attracts over 30,000 art buyers and supporters. They come from all over Chicagoland and beyond during this two day show. These supporters generated over $83,000 in our Purchase Award Program last year.  Artist amenities include:

  • Complimentary coffee, water and soda available Saturday and Sunday
  • Complimentary Artist Box Lunches on Saturday and Sunday
  • Strong advertising and media coverage and on-going social media promotions
  • 24 hour security on show site and secured artist parking
  • More than 30,000 art enthusiasts, collectors and buyers in attendance in 2017
  • Over $6000 in Artist Awards, including Best of Show, Awards of Excellence and Judges Awards
  • A friendly committee of Volunteers working to make it a great show for you
  • A surrounding downtown that’s anything but mainstream with entertainment, recreation, shopping and dining all within walking distance of the St. Charles Fine Art Show

About The Downtown St Charles Partnership

The St Charles Fine Art Show is presented by the Downtown St Charles Partnership, a non profit organization dedicated to the economic viability and preservation of the beauty and history of downtown St Charles. St Charles is a lively urban oasis that has long been a destination for the arts and unique festivals. It offers authentic dining experiences, lively entertainment, outdoor adventures, and walkable shopping. The show is run completely by art-loving volunteers, many who have been doing it since its inception.

For more information, contact infoDowntownStCharles@gmail.com.

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Immigration Now – Call For Artists

Immigration Now – Call For Artists

Immigration Now is a juried exhibition that brings together works by artists from a wide range of backgrounds. They explore American immigration through personal experience within the past 30 years. Works may encompass a variety of media and styles, engaging the deeper meanings of transcultural migration to the United States.

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Deadline: 20 Oct 2017

This exhibition will be on view to a diverse student population at Penn State Abington College, which is in a suburb just outside Philadelphia.

It is free to submit entries for this exhibition. Selections will be made by a succession of two jury panels. The first panel consists of Penn State Abington faculty members listed below. A second panel of Penn State Abington students who identify with the immigrant experience will make final selections.

  • H. John Thompson, Art Gallery Director and Lecturer of Art, Penn State Abington College
  • Daniel Oliva, Lecturer of Art, Penn State Abington College
  • Salar Ghahramani J.D., Assistant Professor of Business Law and International Law & Policy, Penn State Abington College

Immigration Now Eligibility

This exhibition is open to all artists working in the theme of US immigration from contemporary personal experience. The contemporary experience as defined by this exhibition includes work that discusses themes, concepts, and events that have occurred within the past thirty years.

  • All media will be considered
  • Works may not exceed eight feet in any dimension
  • All work must be ready for presentation
  • Any special hardware should be provided
  • In the event a work must be assembled, include clear instructions

The Penn State Abington Art Gallery reserves the right to decline work that is misrepresented in its submission or does not include clear instruction or appropriate installation/hanging materials. Artists will be notified of their acceptance status by November 8, 2017

Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Immigration Now will have the opportunity to exhibit work in a forward-thinking group exhibition that will be on view to a diverse population. Artists’ works will be featured on a college campus that strives to engage many points of view from many first generation college students. Many of whom are first generation Americans. Artists’ works will feature in a conversation already happening on college campuses, but especially on the campus of Penn State Abington College where many students understand firsthand about the immigrant experience. Artists will get to speak to this community and others that exist in the Philadelphia area.

About Penn State Abington Art Gallery

The Penn State Abington Art Gallery is relatively new at about three years old. The mission of the gallery is to bring new work and ideas to a college campus that educates students in a variety of majors. The Art Gallery contributes to the local conversation of the college. It features experimental and contemporary work that are important in the contemporary conversations of the United States. The Penn State Abington Art Gallery services the immediate campus community and the community at large, a suburban area of Philadelphia.

For more information, contact psuabingtonartgallery@psu.edu.

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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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