Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is looking for artists’ responses to the theme of this year’s national juried exhibition: Nature and Neon.
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.
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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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Australian and international artists from various fields including visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2017.
Deadline: 1 Apr 2017
BigCi is located only 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, yet it is in a dramatically different world. It is on the edge of the Wollemi National Park in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. This is an area of stunning scenic beauty with its own unique flora, fauna, and geomorphology. There is no entry fee.
The two winning BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 artists will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residencies and AUD$2,000 spending money. In addition to that, up to AUD$2,000 Artflight travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners.
BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit micro artist residency program with a focus on supporting practicing artists by facilitating their projects. Micro means that they are flexible in the range of creative initiatives, personal in the way they work with individual artists, quick in making decisions, energetic in development and implementation of projects, keen to be involved in multidisciplinary collaborations.
BigCi provides a ground for the professional development of artists. In addition to the artist residency program, BigCi is available for a variety of events, performances, workshops, installations and exhibitions. Proposals are welcome. Because of their location and the knowledge base of our team, many of our residents are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues. Many others use our beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.
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The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit. The exhibit, which is produced by the Berkeley Arts Council, has the theme Art and Earth: My Art – My World.
Deadline: 20 Feb 2017
Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme.
The entry fee for the exhibit is $35 for the first two works. Artists may submit one or two additional works for $10 each for a maximum of four works.
Entries for the Art and Earth exhibit must be submitted as digital images for jurying. You may submit up to four works to be juried for this exhibit.
The Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit will open April 5, 2017 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through May 20, 2017. There will be reception at the gallery on Friday, April 21 from 5-7pm.
The exhibition is open to visual artists over the age of 18. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three years and have not been previously exhibited in The Berkeley Art Works.
The Seventh Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit juror for the 2017 exhibit is Sonya Evanisko, a producing artist and a Professor of Art at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV.
Now looking at its seventh annual exhibit, the Art and Earth Exhibit has grown and become one of the most important juried exhibits in the four state region around Eastern West Virginia. Awards include Best in Show $250. Other awards based on the number of entries.
About the Berkeley Arts Council
The Berkeley Arts Council was formed in 2009 to provide unified communication, promotion, support and advocacy for the arts community in Berkeley County, West Virginia. A project of the Berkeley Arts Council, it is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia: to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists, brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public, and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans.
The Berkeley Arts Council is the only organization in Eastern West Virginia that sponsors regular juried art exhibitions. In a little over 3-1/2 years more than 35 exhibits have been shown in the Berkeley Art Works. Exhibits include national and regional themes such as railroad art, wildlife art, and environmental theme and juried photography exhibits. Every exhibit has had a different juror to ensure that a wide range art media and styles are represented.
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The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce the call for entries to the Appalachian Nature Art Competition and Exhibition.
Deadline: 31 May 2016
This is a national competition open to all artists.
Subject matter should express the rich diversity of nature including wildlife, flora, landscapes, and sporting art including decoys. We will also accept artwork that is constructed of natural materials that celebrates nature in a more abstract way.
There will be over $2000 in prizes. The exhibition will be held at the Saville Gallery at 9 N Centre St in Cumberland, MD.
The Allegany Arts Council is a non-profit organization whose vision is: A Community Alive with the Arts! Our mission is to cultivate the arts to enrich the quality of life in our community. Our ongoing goals are to (1) increase awareness of and access to the arts, (2) to provide a supportive environment for local artists and arts organizations to thrive, (3) to foster economic vitality through the arts, and (4) to develop the Allegany Arts Council as a high performing sustainable organization.
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The John James Audubon Center and Valley Forge Audubon Society invite entries to the 10th Annual Juried Art Show, Drawn from Nature.
Deadline: 30 Mar 2016
Work should feature some aspect of birds, wildlife, and/or nature. Accepted mediums include oil/acrylics, watercolors, 2D work on paper/mixed media, photography, sculpture and 3D work.
Chosen artists will be eligible for more than $2,000 in prizes. There will be an opening reception. 30% commission on all sales of exhibited work will benefit the mission of the Audubon Center.
John James Audubon Center is a National Audubon Society program center whose mission is to inspire people to appreciate, preserve, and protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitat as well as preserve the artistic, scientific, and historic legacy of John James Audubon and celebrate the conservation movement he inspired.
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The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to announce California’s National Parks juried exhibition, Celebrating the National Parks of California, – a showcase of fine art of the nine national parks located within the state of California in celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial Anniversary.
Deadline: 13 Mar 2016
This show will take place June 18, 2016 – October 3, 2016 at the Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 in the first floor gallery.
Cash prizes for first, second, and third place will be awarded at the opening reception to be held Friday, June 17, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
The top three winners will be included in an exhibition at the Wildling Museum, June-October 2016. Sales opportunities of artwork with 40% commission to Wildling Museum.
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is the only museum dedicated to using art exhibitions and programs to inspire a conservation ethic in our community and with our visitors.
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Art on the Trail 2, a summer installation, combine nature and art to create a site-specific sculpture influenced by the natural setting of Robert E. Lee Park in Baltimore.
Deadline: 17 Apr 2015
Centered on Lake Roland in the Jones Falls valley, Robert E. Lee Park encompasses almost 500 acres of diverse ecosystems.
This is a rare opportunity for artists to showcase their art to the thousands of visitors that enjoy Robert E. Lee Park year round. All art exhibitions along the parks trails will be clearly marked with the name of the artist and a description of their work. Art on the Trail and related programs will be advertised to the public through the parks website, Facebook page, summer program calendar, community posted fliers, and other sources of print media for maximum exposure to this event.
The purpose of Robert E. Lee Park’s Art on the Trail program is to provide artistic and educational opportunities for artists that will foster pleasure and appreciation in park visitors for the purpose of generations support for the protection and preservation of our natural resources.
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Artist applications are now being accepted for the Wings & Wildlife Art Show juried exhibition which will showcase approximately 40 artists’ wildlife and nature artwork in a variety of mediums.
Deadline: 8 Apr 2015
The Wings & Wildlife Art Show will return to the National Aviary after more than a 10 year hiatus. The show will open Friday, November 6 with a black tie soiree and auction followed by a public show for National Aviary visitors November 7-8, 2015.
Approximately 2,000 people and an additional 150 VIP guests will attend the show and soiree and fans of all ages will be able to view and purchase artwork while visiting the National Aviary.
The National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. Located in West Park on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side, the National Aviary’s diverse collection comprises more than 500 birds representing more than 150 species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.
The National Aviary’s large walk-through exhibits create an experience unlike any other – an intimate, up-close interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to hand-feed and meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.
The National Aviary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so Aviary admission revenue raised during Wings & Wildlife Art Show will go to support important National Aviary conservation efforts, education, and animal care.
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Nature’s ARTcade invites submissions from artists in the DC-Baltimore area. We are seeking artworks highlighting the nature of Southern Maryland.
Deadline: 1 May 2015
Entry Fee: $20 for 3 works.
Prizes total $2,000. Sponsored by the Calvert County Division of Natural Resources and Calvert Nature Society.
Show Dates: June 6 – June 28, 2015
The artists will have an opportunity to show their work to a new audience. The opening reception is a lively event with local officials and other VIPs. Artists will receive publicity in local and regional news outlets and social media. They will also have a chance to enjoy new and inspiring Chesapeake Bay landscapes.
Calvert Nature Society is the friends group for the Calvert County (Maryland) nature park system. We are hoping to strengthen the connection between artists and nature by hosting this event and several artist access days throughout the year.
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