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2018 Summer Residency Program – Call For Artists

2018 Summer Residency Program – Call For Artists

The Saltonstall Foundation announces a call for artists for their 2018 Summer Residency Program. Four-week residencies are offered between mid-May and late-August. Two-week residencies are offered in September.

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Deadline: 2 Jan 2018

Each year, the Saltonstall Foundation awards all-expenses-paid residencies to 25 New York State artists and writers in the following disciplines:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
  • Photography and Filmmaking
  • Painting | Sculpture | Visual arts (PSVA)

There are five individuals in residence at a time: one poet, one fiction or creative nonfiction writer, one photographer or filmmaker, and two visual artists. Each group of five arrives and departs at the same time. There is no cost to attend and no fee to apply. All applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and must be residents of New York State (all counties). Residencies are for individual artists and writers. Saltonstall is unable to accommodate groups or pairs of people working together. It is expected that those selected for a residency live at the colony for the duration of the residency period.

2018 Summer Residency Program artists and writers are offered uninterrupted time and space in which to focus on their craft. Saltonstall provides each Fellow a private one-bedroom suite which includes a private bath. Visual artists have additional private studio space. A chef prepares hearty vegetarian dinners each weeknight. Saltonstall stocks the communal kitchen with groceries. Fellows can prepare their own breakfast and lunch. Saltonstall works hard to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. Stipends are provided to help offset travel costs. Month-long Fellows receive $500; two-week Fellows receive $250.

About Saltonstall Foundation

Saltonstall is one of the smallest residencies in the country and one of only two that has eliminated the fee to apply. They are the only residency with a geographic focus — serving New York State artists and writers. Saltonstall believes in and values a diverse community of creative individuals. To that end, they hope that all artists and writers feel welcome to apply for a residency regardless of one’s level of education, experience, race, age, sex, religious belief, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, or national origin.

They were founded through the generosity of Constance Saltonstall. She was a photographer and an artist and built her home just two years before she died at the age of 49 from cancer. She established an endowment and donated her home and property to create this residency.

For more information, contact artscolony@saltonstall.org.

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Japan Day Art Contest 2018- Call For Artists

Japan Day Art Contest 2018- Call For Artists

Japan Day is inviting all visual artists to submit their work to Japan Day Art Contest 2018 to select our Japan Day Official Artist.

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Deadline: 6 Dec 2017

Japan Day Art Contest 2018 Rules

  • Art must incorporate all of the following three themes: New York, Japan, and Central Park
  • Size must be 24″ tall x 18″ wide
  • Only two-dimensional media is accepted
  • Only one submission per artist will be accepted
  • All entries must be the original work of the entering artist
  • Artwork which has been submitted to previous contests and/or previously shown or published is not eligible
  • Art does not need to include the Japan Day logo or any text related to the event
  • Artwork that violates copyrights, intellectual property rights, and/or any related rights of a third party, is not eligible. (For example, the use of existing anime characters would be a violation of copyrights)
  • Art must not contain explicit sexuality, violence, or any discriminatory elements
  • The final layout and design of the poster, flyer, and other publicity materials will be created and approved by Japan Day. Artist’s approval is not required for publication.

All Japan Day Art Contest 2018 winners will be announced in March 2018. The awards will be presented on the day of event in May 2018. By submitting artwork, artists grant Japan Day the right to use their work for the purpose of marketing, exhibition, and other Japan Day-related uses.

The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2018. The artwork will be used for the official poster, programs, flyer, and T-shirts. Several artists will receive honorable mentions. Japan Day Official Artists will receive a pair of round trip tickets to Japan provided by ANA. All winning artwork will be displayed at an exhibition space on the 18th floor of the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Additionally, Japan Day Official Artists and all of honorable mentions will receive a digital camera provided by Nikon.

About Japan Day

Founded in 2007, Japan Day @ Central Park is an annual event designed by the Japanese community of New York to promote a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture and to say “Thank you, New York!” It has received official support by the Office of the Mayor, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, New York Road Runners, the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Nippon Club, and many other Japanese and American corporations. The event kicks off with the rousing Japan Run, a 4-mile mini-marathon and Kids’ Races, hosted by New York Road Runners. The event continues with the Japan Day Festival. This features a wide range of Japanese traditional and family-friendly activities, free samplings of popular Japanese cuisine, and powerful stage performances throughout the day.

For more information, contact info@japandaynyc.org.

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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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Patterns And Shadows – Call For Artists

Patterns And Shadows – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Patterns and Shadows.

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Deadline: 12 Nov 2017

There is a striking photograph of a camel caravan taken from above. At first glance, you see dark animals and riders in the bright sunset the color of sand. On closer inspection, you see tiny well-lit camels and riders with the strength of the image in the tall dark shadows cast in the setting sun. In the same vein, dusk casts shadows on a flight of stairs creating a canvas of black and white stripes. Just as powerful are shots where the impact of the image is derived from patterns in the composition such as the tile pattern on the Sydney Opera House and rows of theater chairs. Different images and interesting interpretations of your own shadow are welcome. Be creative. Send your best for Patterns and Shadows.

The New York Center for Photographic Art offers opportunities to the photographic community worldwide. Calls are not limited in scope but are open to all photographers. The opportunities include a New York City gallery exhibition at a well known gallery in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen in New York and $3000 in prize money to the top 10 images selected by the juror. Each juror is selected with an eye towards their backgrounds as a teacher, gallery owner, or photographer. There is an online gallery of all 47 winners and an exhibition catalog.

About The The New York Center for Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) is one of the few organizations in the world which offers consistent, year round opportunities to photographers world wide. The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in a 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. NYC4PA is proud to advance the art of photography.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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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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Residency Fellowships – Call For Artists

Residency Fellowships – Call For Artists

Located on the Italian Riviera in the village of Bogliasco (Genova), The Bogliasco Foundation’s Study Center provides one-month residency fellowships to gifted individuals working in all the disciplines of the arts and humanities.

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Deadline: 15 Jan 2018

The Foundation only accepts online applications. To be eligible for the award of a residency fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience.

Bogliasco Foundation Residency Fellowships Artist Benefits

During their month long stay at the Center, Bogliasco Fellows are provided with living quarters, full board, and a separate private studio. All meals are shared and every evening Fellows come together for a formal dinner featuring typical cuisine from the Liguria region. For Bogliasco Fellows, the time and space to create in complete freedom, combined with the stimulating company of diverse colleagues in this intimate setting, results in an intellectual and creative exchange that is particularly potent and long lasting. A spirited discussion around the dinner table often generates fresh inspiration and unexpected directions.

About The Bogliasco Foundation

The mission of the Bogliasco Foundation is to support the humanities by offering highly qualified artists and scholars an inspiring haven in which to create new work and a vibrant, international community. Artists exchange ideas, expand boundaries, and form lasting collaborations. Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted artists and scholars without regard to nationality, age, race, gender, or religion.

The Foundation maintains a democratic application system that is open to individuals who are working on significant projects in the humanities. A rotating, international selection committee evaluates applicants in each discipline. Groups are composed of eight to ten fellows to maximize diversity and create a stimulating atmosphere of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exchange.

For more information, contact info@bfny.org.

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Expo 37- Call For Artists

Expo 37- Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 37, a fine arts competition and exhibit in Huntington, NY. This is the 37th in a long tradition of Expo shows.

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Deadline: 11 Nov 2017

Expo 37 will be judged by Cara Manas, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Artists from anywhere in the United States may submit up to six images and/or two videos to apply. All fine arts media acceptable, no craft. Several works by each of the winning artists will be shown.

Selected artists will be included in a one month show at b.j. spoke gallery in March 2018. Expo 37 is different from other competitions. Artists have a showing of multiple works, depending on size and the juror’s selections. Showing several works enables gallery visitors to better appreciate what the artist is about. Submitting a small body of work has greater impact and meaning for the juror as well. The show will be publicized in local and social media. The gallery is open to visitors six days per week.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is a small cooperative in Huntington, NY. It has been in existence since 1975. The gallery is a not for profit organization. The mission is focused on the artistic community and outreach. The gallery offers a monthly poetry group, bimonthly artist circle, an opportunity for local artists to hang work side by side with members in our annual “Harvest of Artist” shows, and fundraisers for worthy causes. In addition, community outreach includes shows in which contemporary artists from across the country are brought to our neighborhood’s doorstep.

For more information, contact liz.ehrlichman@bjspokegallrey.com.

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The really Affordable Art $how – Call For Artists

The really Affordable Art $how – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce the third annual really Affordable Art $how, a national juried show opening September 23, 2017. The exhibit runs September 23 – October 15, 2017.

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Deadline: 6 Aug 2017

The really Affordable Art $how is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone. Thousands of New York art lovers and collectors will see your work. Expand your collector base in New York City. To make it easy for new collectors, all work submitted must be for sale at $499 or less. You will get 75% of the selling price.

Juror: Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC. Over 100 pieces will be selected and bonus pieces selected by the artists. BWAC will be using 8,000 square feet for this show. They look forward to exhibiting artists’ work from all over the USA.

BWAC looks for skill in the use of a variety of materials, how well the medium relates to the concept or movement, and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. The juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment.

The really Affordable Art $how $2050 in cash awards and purchase prizes include:

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000 Purchase Prize The work selected as ‘Best of Show’ will be purchased by BWAC for $1000 and added to Laura Phipps’ personal collection.
  • Best of Show Silver: $250
  • Certificates of Recognition: $800 ($100 each for eight winners.)

All prize selections will be made by Laura Phipps at the gallery and announced at the opening reception at 3 PM.

About The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC is a truly unique gallery. It is a 25,000 square foot gallery in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. It sees over 18,000 visitors each season.

For more information, contact help@affordableartshow.info.

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Material Matters – Call For Artists

Material Matters – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Artists Waterfront Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Material Matters, Innovations in Clay, Glass, Wood, and Metal.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 9 Jul 2017

What is art and what is design? Where is the line? Is there a line? When did the concept of functionality become antithetical to fine art? What is the role of design in art and art in design? Must we still refer back to Plato, who identifies only music and poetry as fine arts, relegating the work of the hand as lowly materiality? Surely, nearly a quarter into the 21st century, we must re-assess our thoughts about where boundaries exist now. While we create new definitions for community, and new paradigms for communication, where do the visual arts fit in? We are surely bound by our materiality. Ours are the “too, too solid flesh” of the arts — actual, not virtual, art in three dimensions. We may be the last bastion of brilliance in designing the material world. Isn’t this the right time to celebrate that?

This year’s national juried exhibition, Material Matters, seeks work that explores ideas about form over function in work using clay, glass, wood, or metal alone or in combination. If your work inhabits these boundaries, BWAC is looking for you.

The juror, Lilian Tone, Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, will be looking for artists’ work that illuminates their vision and scope. This presents the possibility of selected artists having more than one artwork juried into the show.

This is a national juried exhibition for artists 18 years of age or older. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. All work must be handcrafted by the artist. Mass production work and commercially manufactured pieces will not be accepted.

Material Matters Cash Awards

  • Gold — $500
  • Silver — $250
  • Bronze — $100
  • Five (5) Certificates of Merit will also be awarded.

Material Matters will be on view during BWAC’s Fall Shows, which see a large portion of the over 18,000 annual visitors. All award selections will be made by the juror. Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception, Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. BWAC will retain a 25% commission on all exhibition sales.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Exhibit your work in BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery, a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The spaciousness of the gallery means large works are welcome. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. The gallery sees over 18,000 annual visitors.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. The artist/members are the management, leadership, board and staff.

There are two synergistic missions: 1) to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers; and 2) to present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacmm@gmail.com.

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New Directions 2017 – Call For Artists

New Directions 2017 – Call For Artists

The Dutchess County Art Association announces a call for artists for New Directions 2017, a premier national exhibition of contemporary art. The exhibition showcases the current work of artists from across the United States.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Jul 2017

Now in its 33rd year, New Directions brings contemporary art to an atypical venue – the intimate galleries of Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse. Former domestic spaces remodeled as galleries create a visually-compelling setting for contemporary and cutting-edge work.

Juror Ruth Erickson is Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. She co-curated the major exhibition “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957” with Helen Molesworth. She has organized exhibitions of the work of artists Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh and Ethan Murrow at the ICA/Boston. Erickson is currently at work on the first U.S. survey of Mark Dion’s work to open in 2017. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and has published and presented her writing widely. She serves as a visiting critic at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

New Directions 2017 Awards

  • $1,000 Juror’s Prize
  • $250 Second Prize
  • $175 Third Prize

A gallery of all selected works with links to artists’ websites will be posted on the Barrett Art Center website after the opening. Each selected artist who attends the opening reception will be given a brief opportunity to talk about his or her work. In addition to our website, the New Directions 2017 exhibition is publicized via the Barrett Art Center eNewsletter, in regional press releases, and social media.

The exhibition is visited by art enthusiasts and collectors from the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. This includes New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. and the New England states. Commission on art sales is 20% for members, 30% non-members.

About the Dutchess County Art Association

Exhibitions have been at the core of the Dutchess County Art Association (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. It fosters important and relevant visual expression. The annual schedule of exhibitions is a core component in their effort to champion artists and to introduce contemporary work to the community.

For more information, contact info@barrettartcenter.org.

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