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Decatur Artway Phase III – Call For Artists

Decatur Artway Phase III – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance seeks sculptures to be placed in Downtown Decatur, Georgia as part of the Decatur Artway Phase III. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two year sculpture exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jul 2017

Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000. The installed work may be available for sale. Artwork sold as a result of the Decatur Artway will be subject to a 20% commission which will be deducted from the purchase price and retained by the Decatur Arts Alliance.

The sculpture must be available for the duration of the two year contract. All submissions must be professionally constructed of durable materials which will withstand the elements. All durable outdoor media are encouraged. Delivery and installation of the selected work will be scheduled the week of October 16 – 21, 2017.

The Decatur Artway includes printed walking/cycling/driving sculpture tours, an online tour with mobile app, and docent lead tours for visitors and residents. The Decatur Artway opening will include an artist talk which will be videotaped and used on the mobile app and website.

This public art project offers a way to participate in the planning, design, and creation of communal space. This public art exhibition hopes to accomplish the following objectives:

  • engage civic dialogue and community;
  • attract attention and economic benefit;
  • connect artists with communities; and
  • enhance public appreciation of art.

Please note: if the submitted work has been selected and confirmed for another exhibition before July 15, 2017, then contact Angie Macon at Decatur Arts Alliance at your earliest convenience.

Decatur Artway Phase III artist benefits

Decatur, Georgia is a vibrant small city located five miles from downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The work will be located in prominent spaces in the heart of the central business district in Decatur, GA. Population of the district reaches approximately 100,000 each day. The Decatur Artway Phase III does not have a specific theme for this phase of the exhibition. The work will be featured in all marketing collateral distributed by the Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur Tourism Bureau, and Decatur Downtown Development Authority related to the exhibition. The work and artist’s personal statement will be featured in mobile apps that highlight the work.

The Decatur Artway Phase III is presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority.

About Decatur Arts Allicance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a 501 c 3 non profit organization that supports the arts and arts education in Decatur, Georgia. They make art accessible to the Decatur population.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Paws On Love – Call For Artists

Paws On Love – Call For Artists

Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage invites artists to submit applications to participate in Paws On Love, a unique art show featuring original work depicting dogs.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 17 May 2017

Held in the beautiful Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage, Paws on Love will exhibit the highest quality work possible. It intends to celebrate human’s best friend in multiple creative ways and forms.

Each artist may submit up to four pieces of original work depicting dogs. This is a fine art and folk art show. Art may be 2-dimensional (oils, acrylics, pastel, charcoal, pencil, or etching) or 3-dimensional (bronze, clay, wood, wire, fiber, or paper). Work must be the original work of the submitting artist. 2-dimensional works must be no smaller than 16″x20″ not including any framing and must wired and ready to hang. No saw tooth hangars accepted

A digital file (JPEG) of each piece must be submitted to be juried for the show. Each artist must include a $5.00 non-refundable jurying fee and the entry form. Upon acceptance, a $35 entry fee will be required for up to two pieces and $10 for each additional piece (maximum total of four pieces.)

Emphasis will be placed on creativity, originality, and quality of work.

Paws On Love artist benefits

Art may be offered for sale if allowed by the artist. The museum will receive 30% commission for each sale. Exhibitors should remember this when pricing art.

Paws on Love prizes will be given at the discretion of the judge as follows:

  • Best of Show – $1000
  • First Place 2-Dimensional – $250
  • First Place 3-Dimensional – $250

About the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage (TMAH) is housed in a 110-years-old architectural treasure that was originally the First Methodist Church. The building was the first brick church built in the community. It brought a refined elegance at the turn of the century to the growing rural town. Hundreds of Tiftonites, their children, and grandchildren, were christened, baptized, married, and memorialized in the beautiful Victorian Gothic structure. It was built by “Captain” Henry Harding Tift, a Connecticut Yankee who founded the town.

Legend has it that the building was constructed with brick instead of lumber to protect it from lumbermen, turpentiners, customers, and good friends of local frame saloon owners who burned down wooden churches while they were still under construction.

The building has had close ties to the town’s cultural life from its earliest years. Regular programs were presented in the sanctuary by the Tifton Music Club and visiting musicians. Long-time members tell of soirees held for famed opera star singer Lilly Ponds and performances by violinist Romanoff as well as the town’s own local “concert in the park” band and the church choir.

Constructed in 1900 and once hailed as “the finest church in the South,” the 3500 square-foot building’s rather simple exterior opens to reveal an expansive octagonal-shaped interior, rich with color and ornamentation. The fine-grained heart pine lumber of the interior walls and ceiling were handcrafted by ship carpenters or joiners retained by Captain Tift.

The vaulted ceiling is supported by massive arched buttresses while intricate carved medallions and bull’s-eye plinth blocks on the door and window moldings serve as a counterpoint to the ceiling’s magnificent height and strength. The original bell tower, topped with an elegant brass final, is still intact.

The true jewels of the building are the twenty-four stained and fired glass windows which suffuse the building with light and color. Three triplet ecclesiastical windows each feature unusual designs, glass, and color. All the exterior and interior doors are graced with stained glass transoms. Many of the rondels and glass décor in the windows were available only in Italy at the time the building was constructed.

In 1952, the original owners vacated the building to accommodate a growing congregation. The facility was occupied by various denominations until 1985. The Tift County Development Authority purchased it to protect it was vandals and potential demolition.

With the exception of occasional occupancy by various small church groups, the building was left empty throughout four decades and its beauty slowly gave way to age, termites, and the elements.

In 1990, the Tifton Rotary Club, a non-profit organization, was formed to restore the building and raise funds to transform it into a community cultural center. A partnership was formed with ABAC’s Arts Experiment Station (now the Arts Connection) The Arts Experiment Station wrote and received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for $125,000. The grant served as the catalyst for the County’s commitment of $250,000 in SPLOST funds to assist with the project. Ultimately, the City, County, and private donors raised over $500,000 to complete the renovation.

Local architect Roy Rankin, a great grandson of Captain Tift, was the volunteer project manager. With extensive help from unpaid City and community workers, as well as a contracted crew, the building was restored and returned to the citizens as the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage, a cherished architectural jewel of the City.

For more information, contact admin@tiftonmuseum.org.

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2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition – Call For Artists

Decatur Arts Alliance invites artists to submit entries for the juried 2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition of 2- and 3-dimensional works. This exhibition contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 28 Feb 2017

The audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts with a diversity of styles and media. Artwork will be chosen from submitted entries by a panel of three jurors on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints with excellence as a common thread.

The exhibition will be in the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. The Dalton Gallery is in the Dana Fine Arts Building.

  • All works must be original and completed within the last two years.
  • The sponsors are the final authority on eligibility.
  • Works to be hung must be ready for hanging with any necessary hardware in place.
  • Artwork must fit through a standard door.
  • Video presentations are eligible, but the gallery does not offer facilities for projection. Any selected videos will be shown on a flat screen or computer monitor.
  • An artist entering an installation piece should be prepared to personally deliver, install, and de-install the work as needed. All physical requirements for installations are considered during the selection process.

2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition awards

  • Best of Show – $1,000
  • Gold Award – $700
  • Silver Award – $500

Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur, Decatur Business Association, and Decatur Downtown Development Authority for the City of Decatur’s public art collection. Additional purchase awards are being solicited.

Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of the 2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price.

2017 Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition - Call For Artists

About the Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur, Georgia. Decatur, Georgia is a small city located five miles from downtown Atlanta. The Decatur Arts Alliance sponsors the annual festivals and special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and develop the city as a strong arts community. The Decatur Arts Alliance strives to make art accessible to every member of the Decatur community through art events and public art.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Decatur Arts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance, a 501 (c) 3 organization supporting the arts and arts education in Decatur, GA, invites you to apply for booth space in the Decatur Arts Festival 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Jan 2017

The 28th annual festival will be held on the square in historic Decatur, GA, just minutes from downtown Atlanta. The Artists’ Market will be open on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28 from 10am until 6pm, and on Sunday May 29 from 11am until 5pm.

The festival features continuous entertainment and performing arts in the Community Bandstand adjacent to the Artists’ Market. Food vendors, a Fine Arts Exhibition, the ArtWalk, Literary Arts, New Dance, and a Children’s Festival are also part of the festival activities.

Decatur Arts Festival 2017 prizes for Best of Show, Second, and Third Place will be awarded. The Best of Show winner will receive an invitation to the 2018 show free of charge. Second and Third Place will receive invitation to the 2018 show at half price. Cash prize for Best of Show is $1000, Second Place is $700, and Third Place is $500.

The annual market is known for its high quality of artwork and attracts artists from all over the Southeast and beyond. More than a dozen media categories are represented by new artists and festival favorites. This festival draws 70,000 attendees including art critics from the Atlanta area.

Decatur Arts Festival 2017

About the Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. The DAA sponsors the annual festivals as well as special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and to develop the city as a strong arts community.

DAA sponsors the Decatur Arts Festival, the YEA! event for young emerging artists, Oakhurst Porchfest, the Decatur Artway, the Book As Art Exhibition, and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org.

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2016 Crusade Engagement Grant – Call for Artists

Crusade for Art announces a call for artists for the 2016 Crusade Engagement Grant.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 19 Apr 2016

The Crusade Engagement Grant supports artists to create unique, approachable programs that bring new audiences to photography and allow them to engage with art in a meaningful way. The goal of this grant is to empower artists to focus on creating demand for art and, thereby, encourage systemic changes to create a new crop of art lovers, patrons, and collectors.

The Crusade Engagement Grant awards $10,000 annually to the applicant with the most innovative idea to build audiences for photography.

Crusade for Art is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to engage new audiences with art. Our work is about developing and supporting innovative initiatives that create demand for art and opportunities to collect it.

For more information, contact info@crusadeforart.org.

2016 Crusade Engagement Grant

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Maritime Arts Festival – Call for Artists

The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum invites artists to submit images of their maritime/nautical related paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, prints, mixed-media, woodworking, and collectible pieces for consideration to the Maritime Arts Festival.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 22 Apr 2016

On May 7, 2016, Ships of the Sea will hold its second Maritime Arts Festival. The event is a one-day outdoor exhibition of maritime related arts, crafts, and antiques.

Ships of the Sea Museum does not receive a commission on sales.

2016 marks Ships of the Sea’s 50th anniversary and five decade commemoration of this region’s maritime history.

For more information, contact wendymelton@shipsofthesea.org.

Maritime Arts Festival

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Barefoot In The Park 2016 Fine Arts Festival – Call for Artists

Apply to the 12th Annual Barefoot In The Park 2016 Fine Arts Festival held over Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7-8, 2016.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Mar 2016

The event is held at the Buford Town Park, Buford, GA, just nine minutes from the Mall of GA area. It is one of Metro Atlanta’s most exciting, accessible, spring arts events in an affluent, upscale neighborhood.

Expect new, abundant crowds and a family-friendly environment with an upscale vibe. Artist award money will be given. Enjoy comfortable artists’ hospitality suite with free food and drinks, easy load in and out, and free access to parking.

Barefoot In The Park is the winner of the Arts Partnership Award, Best Artistic/Cultural Arts event, and Best Local Festival and Best Downtown Event in our area. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting arts education in the local community. Proceeds from the show are granted to students as scholarships to help further their arts education. They have granted over $60,000 in student scholarships.

For more information, contact info@barefootinthepark.org.

Barefoot In The Park 2016 Fine Arts Festival

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First LaGrange Southeast Regional 2016 – Call for Artists

The LaGrange Art Museum announces a call to artists for the First Lagrange Southeast Regional – a regional competition open to all artists in the southeast over 18 years of age.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 8 Jan 2016

The categories are painting, print and drawing, ceramics and sculpture, and decorative arts and mixed media.

Entry fee is $35 for up to four works.

Purchase Awards will be made. The purchased works are added to the permanent collection of the sponsor. The Juror will present Merits Awards to limited number of works.

Known as one of Georgia’s best regional museums, the LaGrange Art Museum collects and presents contemporary art by emerging and established artists. The Museum’s permanent collection holds works by artists such as Benny Andrews, Beverly Buchanan, Howard Finster, Lamar Dodd, Mildred Thompson, and Deanna Sirlin. Housed in a former jail dating to 1892, the Museum is committed to connecting community with creativity and the role that the arts can play in our wider society. The Museum’s educational programs develop the creativity of thousands of people each year from all backgrounds and ages.

For more information, contact art@lagrangeartmuseum.org.

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Annual Juried Art Exhibition – Call for Artists

Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association announces a call for artists for their annual juried art exhibition.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 7 Jan 2016

Submissions of all 2 and 3 dimensional works of art accepted.

$850 in cash prizes.

Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association has over 20 years of support for artist and the arts.

For more information, contact tzep01@outlook.com.

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Arts in the Heart of Augusta – Call for Artists

Arts in the Heart of Augusta, an award winning festival, now preparing for its 35th year, is a 2 ½ day celebration of arts and community in beautiful downtown Augusta, Georgia. Be among the selected 105 artists and craft makers.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 15 May 2015

In addition to a Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market, the Festival boasts five stages stacked with live entertainment, a Global Village filled with authentic ethnic foods from 24 different countries, a free Children’s Area and a Young Artist Market.

The Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market is very popular with regional artisans! Ranked at 67th in Sunshine Artist’s Top 200 Festivals list, the Festival also won a Silver Kaleidoscope for Best Festival from SFEA. In 2014, over 80,000 people attended and enjoyed the juried Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Market with about 120 artists and artisans participating.

Cool stats:

  • 98% of artists survey respondents recommend AITH to other artists
  • 70% were very happy with their sales, with 30% of those nearly selling out of their work!
  • In 2013, 110 artists and artisans were invited to participate

The Greater Augusta Arts Council, producer of the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, takes pride in enriching the quality of life by advancing the arts.

For more information, contact sallie@augustaarts.com.

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