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LUX Center For The Arts Residency – Call For Artists

LUX Center For The Arts Residency – Call For Artists

The LUX Center for the Arts Residency in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently accepting applications. One position is available in metals, fibers, painting, drawing, or mixed media.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2017

The start date is August 1st. Residencies are normally one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Summer residences are also available.

LUX Center for the Arts Residency benefits:

  • All residents receive free studio space, 24-hour access, and use of equipment in the studio area.
  • Residents have priority for paid, on-site teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults.
  • Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, ceramics, or metalsmithing have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus. Classes are held at the LUX.
  • All residents are offered general representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency.
  • Residents who have a year or longer residency are offered an exhibition at the conclusion of their residency.
  • Access to ceramics materials and firings at no cost.
  • The opportunity to buy other materials from the LUX at cost.

About the LUX Center for the Arts

LUX Center for the Arts is a non-profit which brings art to the community. Their mission is to enhance the lives of a diverse public through art education. They provide learning opportunities in contemporary art and fine craft through hands-on art classes, residency programs, interactive exhibitions, historical displays, and community outreach.

LUX fills a gap in art education in schools, serves disadvantaged youth, and provides outreach to the community. Students of all ages and skill levels work in professional quality studios to learn about art by making it through guided experimentation and looking at it in the galleries. LUX follows national standards for art education. They provide tools and materials for creating paintings, weavings, photography, prints, and ceramics. They host a professional artist-in-residence program.

As a tool for teaching the public about art and as a source of revenue, LUX provides educational exhibitions in galleries that specialize in contemporary art and fine craft media (prints, photos, clay, glass, wood, fiber, and metal). The galleries and the historical displays provide a venue for tourism and economic development.

Gladys M. Lux donated the building for the Lux Center. She left her unique collections of 1,700 dolls, 500 prints, and antique paper weights. LUX gives the public insight into these objects, the collector, and their historical significance.

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Art Of Music – Call For Artists

Art Of Music – Call For Artists

Beauty Art Gallery announces a call for artists, 18 years old and above, to submit artwork to the Art of Music juried exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 04-15-2017

Most of us love music, musicians, musical themes, instruments, social experiences of music and so forth. What happens when visual artists depict how music feels or what it means to them? Can your art express the nuances of music? Humankind has a long history of artistic expression. Archaeologists trace these activities to the Paleolithic era with cave paintings and bone flutes dating to about 38,000 BCE. That is a long history and perhaps explains our compulsion to create and admire these forms. The Art of Music exhibition seeks the visual expression of actions, feelings, and moods inspired by music, lyrics, and musical performances.

Entry Fee is $30 for 2 pieces. A third piece may be entered for additional $10. Exhibition juror is Nathan Durnin.

Awards of cash, merchandise, and publicity have a cumulative cash value of more than $1,000. Each award also includes a merit certificate.

  • First Award is $250
  • Second Award is $150 each
  • 3rd Award is $75
  • Juror’s Award for Excellence is $100
  • People’s Choice Award is $50
  • Delaware County Symphony 2017-2018 Season Theme Image Award
  • Honorable Mentions: $50 gift certificate

One work will be selected by DCS’ Brochure Committee for use (via digital format) in a year-long promotion for DCS’ next season. The work and artist will be recognized in a press release and photo, on the website, and in brochures. The artist will also receive a pair of tickets to the season.

About Beauty Art Gallery

At Beauty Art Gallery in Newtown Square, PA, you will find an evolving array of contemporary artist paintings, wall art, and unique gifts. The gallery represents more than 90 artists, fine craftsmen, designers, and small manufacturers of beautiful, funky, and artful things. Month to month, you will find the works of many contemporary artists featured in creative combinations with striking décor, vintage, and up-cycled furnishings. They mount three to four exhibitions annually. Many of the artists specialize in abstract oil paintings or expressionistic works. The gallery has found cityscapes of Philadelphia, modern seascapes, and rural landscapes to be popular among their clients. The juried exhibitions bring in a variety of subjects and styles including primitive and outsider art, works on paper, mixed media, and traditional works. Beyond contemporary artist paintings, they offer art glass, ceramics, sculpture, fabric art, and handmade jewelry.

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Colors Of The Night – Call For Artists

Colors Of The Night – Call For Artists

Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming 2017 national juried fine art exhibition, Colors of the Night at Mills Pond Gallery.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Jun 2017

Exhibition Dates: August 19 -Sept. 30

Juror/Judge Tim Newton. This exhibition/competition will encompass all varieties of nocturnal art including twilight/dusk, dawn, urban, interiors, landscapes, and figures. No subject is off limits. Judging will be based on originality/creativity, good design, and skillful execution within your medium. Open to USA artists age 18 or older. All media considered except photography and computer generated art. Entry fee $45 for up to three images.

Colors Of The Night awards:

  • $1,000 Best of Show
  • $500 Second Place
  • $250 Third Place.

Selected artists will have their work posted on the Smithtown Township Arts Council website and in the gallery. The exhibition will be widely marketed on Long Island and in NY press.

About Smithtown Township Arts Council

Smithtown Township Arts Council is a 501 c 3 non profit organization. Proceeds from entry fees are invested back into local communities to present art exhibits, teach art classes, and present art programs. The gallery is in a historic building which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Smithtown Township Arts Council exists to integrate the arts into the fabric of everyday life on Long Island. A fundamental goal of this organization is to show how the arts inspire, educate, cause positive change, and generally improve the quality of life for the residents of the communities we serve.

Adding an important dimension to our lives, the arts make us unique, record our lives, provide forum for debate, improve education, create community engagement, and encourage multicultural expression. The Historic Mills Pond House provides a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public’s daily lives and civic responsibilities. The Arts Council offers programs for families and children that invite active and collaborative learning through the arts. They engage participants in arts experiences that connect them to the performers and creative minds who enrich their lives.

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Taos Art Museum August Night 2017 – Call For Artists

The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House announces a call for artists for August Night 2017, an exhibition and auction. For more than a decade, this annual juried exhibition has attracted collectors from across the US.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

August Night 2017 will showcase art that is inspired by the legacy of the renowned Russian émigré painter Nicolai Fechin, the heritage of the Taos Society of Artists, and the creative heritage of the Southwest.

Eligible media:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Small sculpture

This year’s jurors are Dustin Belyeu, Director and Robert Carr, Assistant Director, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Accepted artwork will be promoted in the Museum’s press and program literature and online. Artwork will be on display in the historic Fechin Studio starting in June and sold at the festive August Night 2017 party and auction on August 26.

Taos Art Museum August Night 2017 - Call For Artists

About Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is housed in the adobe home and studio that was hand-crafted by the renowned Russian émigré artist Nicolai Fechin from 1927 to 1933. Drawing on the crafts from his Russian childhood, Fechin hand-carved all the woodwork in the house and studio, from doors, lintels, posts, and corbels, to cabinets, chairs, benches, and cabinets, in an elegant harmony of Russian, Hispanic, Pueblo, and Art Deco styles that influenced Southwestern design forever after. The property is listed on both State and National Registers of Historic Places.

For an artist who met with international success early in his career and maintained a lifelong reputation as one of the finest portrait artists of his time, Nicolai Ivanovich Fechin (1881 – 1955) was an extremely private, retiring man. His emotive, vivid, and idiosyncratic art is based on a very personal frame of reference, even at its most academic. His practice was a blend of the finest Beaux Arts tradition of 19th-Century academic training and the personal intensity of a solitary individual.

The Museum’s art collection focuses on paintings of the Taos Society of Artists (1915-1927) and Taos Moderns. The patio garden and studio provide quiet space for reflection and inspiration. It features a free treasure hunt for children and project centers in the historic studio for visitors who wish to respond to the Museum with their own creative expression. The Museum is on the main thoroughfare through Taos within easy walking distance of the entire Historic District. Admission to Studio, Museum Store, garden, and grounds are free. Low admission to House includes exhibitions and tours.

About Nedra Matteucci Galleries

Since its founding in 1972, Nedra Matteucci Galleries has sought to expand and refine its diverse collection of important paintings and sculpture. Today, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century American art. This includes the Taos Society of Artists, artists of the American West, and masters of American Impressionism and Modernism. Leading contemporary painters and sculptors that represent modern western art comprise a key component of the galleries’ comprehensive collection.

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Somerville Arts And Crafts Fair – Call For Artists

JC Promotions (JC) announces a call for artists for the Somerville Arts and Crafts Fair. The space sizes are 10” W x 12” D. Vehicle parking is available.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Apr 2017

This is a juried event. The jury requires five photos of your work and one to two of your outdoor set up (digital images preferred). White or light beige canopies required. Absolutely no retail, buy and sell, or imported items are allowed. This is strictly for artisans who create their own work. If you are a returning exhibitor to JC’s juried events, then you do not have to be re-juried unless you have changed the items you are selling.

Somerville Arts And Crafts Fair artist benefits

JC’s arts and crafts fairs are held in upscale communities in order to match the ideal customer to the event. Find top-notch artisans from the tri-state area that feature arts, handcrafted items, and photography at JC’s juried arts and crafts festivals. Artisans are assured that JC will not comprise the integrity of juried events by bringing in non-conforming exhibitors. JC will promote artist participation in our event with a picture of the craft or art on the JC event website. They will notify the public that you will be attending the particular event.

Somerville Arts And Crafts Fair - Call For Artists

JC Promotions has been in business for over 30 years. It is a professional event planning company that produces a variety of community events throughout New Jersey. As producers of arts, crafts, and photography shows, street fairs and festivals, and flea markets and collectible shows, JC has something special going on every weekend. JC has a well-known reputation for their outstanding event advertising and professional signage. JC produces a multiplicity of events and each one features a particular category of vendor. Whenever JC hosts a fine arts and crafts event, it will be noted in the title of the event. These are juried by a professional committee.

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Skopelos Greek Island Artist Residencies – Call For Artists

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts is looking for adventurous artists that want to immerse themselves in and create from the Greek culture. They offer Skopelos Greek island artist residencies in ceramics, painting, printmaking, and sculpting from March through December.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 29 Dec 2017

Skopelos is a unique island with the contrast of light and color. It is the greenest island located in the Northern Sporades. The locals add to the extraordinary flavor of the island. The Foundation is set up to offer artist’s residencies from March through December. The Foundation requires a minimum of a two week stay and all applications are approved by the Board of Directors.

The artists that have worked at the studio range from newly graduated to mid-career. The Board of Directors looks at a range of things including ability to be independent, the project is not something that the artists would normally do, and it pertains to the culture in some way (it could be color, light, history, mythology, natural surroundings, and so forth.).

In 2000, a traditional Greek kiln was built on the Foundation property, so that people could experience ceramics the way the Greeks had done it for centuries. The ceramics area is open raw space with a gorgeous view of the neighboring island, Alonnisos. There is an electric kiln and wheel on site and a wood-burning kiln. The Foundation is affiliated with Nikos Rodios, who is a world renowned potter. He is known for his patented firing technique that creates a beautiful onyx which he applies to his work modeled after ancient utilitarian pieces.

The printmaking facilities overlook the Aegean Sea, with lots of windows so that the artists always see the light and the constantly changing colors of the water. The studio has state-of-the-art equipment so it can accommodate beginners to the most advanced.

About Skopelos

The Greek culture is one of generosity, kindness, and togetherness. The Greeks are happiest when everyone is included. If you sit down to a meal with a group of people, you don’t leave until everybody is ready to leave. In this social climate, people go out together for coffee, dinner, or drinks. When you walk downtown to drink coffee, you might find a laborer, mayor, lawyer, and carpenter all sitting at the same table, enjoying each other’s company. Their views matter, not their educational level, background, or income. In Skopelos, people can leave their stress behind and be themselves. The atmosphere is relaxed and the common phrase is ‘siga, siga’ — ‘slowly, slowly.”

Skopelos is a place that takes the imagination beyond what one thinks is possible if you allow it. It is for the flexible adventurer that wants to create and be engulfed by the Greek culture. If you want to have an experience you will never forget come work on your own or with other artists at the Skopelos Greek island artist residencies.

Skopelos Greek Island Artist Residencies


About the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts was established as a non-profit organization in 1999 by the Founder, Gloria Carr. The mission of the Foundation is to promote the visual, performing, literary, and education in the arts through cultural exchanges. Guided by the Hellenic history and culture, the Foundation promotes artistic dialogue between the Greek, American, and international artists. It offers Skopelos Greek island artist residencies

The Foundation has a Board of Directors which is made up of business people, artists, and university professors from Washington, DC, Chicago, and New York. It is affiliated with some of the top Universities including George Mason University, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Corcoran School of Art/GW, Pratt Institute, The University of Florida, and The University of Michigan School of Art + Design.

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The Craftys Awards 2017 – Call for Artists

The Craftys Awards 2017 celebrate the best in crafts. Submit images of your work along with a description. We love crafts that come with an interesting story.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 9 Jan 2017

No entry fee.

Categories include decorative painting, woodworking, knitting, sewing, crochet, baby crafts, jewelry, home decor, duck tape crafts, general crafts, edible crafts, geek crafts, young crafter (under 18), and more. Entrants must be 13 or older and can be from anywhere in the United States.

A live show will celebrate the winners in early February 2017 from New York City.

Each category earns $200 plus a trophy. (There are seventeen crafts categories.) Best in show (chosen from the category winners) receives $1,000.

Some The Craftys Awards 2017 categories also earn prizes. The Best Knitting and Best Crochet awards come with yarn supplied by Red Heart. The Best Duct Tape Craft winner also earns $100 worth of Duck Tape from ShurTech. The prizes for the Jewelry Making and Home Decor categories include a $100 gift certificate from Darice / Consumer Crafts. Best Edible Crafts earns a three month subscription to Foodstirs boxes.

Other giveaways are also offered by Westcott Scissors, Tuttle Books and other companies.

The creative works of most crafters and designers are rarely seen outside of their living rooms. The Craftys celebrate the great work of knitters, sewists, woodworkers, and other makers with plenty of fanfare and great food.

In the first year, Best in Show was awarded to a bride who knitted her own wedding dress. In 2015, a Chicago Arts Institute student who made five foot leaves using a glue took the top prize.

The judging panel for this year includes singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, Olympic skater Tai Babilonia, and Hollywood how-to starlet Courtney Sixx. The show will be hosted by Mark Montano, author of the “Big Ass Book of Crafts.”

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The Craftys Awards 2017


Passion To Perform – Call For Artists

Yamana Gold announces a call for artists to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography as entries to Passion to Perform.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jan 2017

Passion to Perform celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion, and aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

Entry is free. We will only be admitting two entries per person. The panel of judges will initially review entries made through the online system. Following this, approximately thirty-five artists will be short listed. Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging. Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email.

The following prizes will be awarded in $USD based on a jury selection: $6,000 for first prize, $2,500 for second prize and $1,500 for third prize. In addition, a fund has been established to acquire additional artworks from the shortlist of finalists, which will then become part of the permanent collection.

Passion To Perform


Passion to Perform is an initiative of Yamana Gold, a leading gold producer with operations and properties throughout the Americas that integrates a commitment to sustainability and stakeholder engagement best practices in all its business activities. This commitment complements a performance based culture driven by an entrepreneurial passion that is mirrored in the passion and commitment demonstrated by many emerging artists. Passion to Perform celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion and aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

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International New York City Fine Art Contest – Call For Artists

Gateway Art Center NYC announces a call for artists for their International New York City Fine Art Contest.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 13 Nov 2016


  • Acrylic – paintings executed in watermedia with acrylic being the dominant (80 percent at least) on any surface. Additions of other media are permissible.
  • Graphite, charcoal, ink, and scratchboard – works executed primarily with drawing materials including pen and ink although additions of pastel, watercolor, or other media are permissible.
  • Mixed media and collage – any materials on any surface.
  • Oil and oil pastel – paintings done in oil-based media on any flat surface.
  • Pastel – paintings that are at least 80 percent (soft) pastel on paper or any other surface. NuPastels or other hard pastels are considered soft pastels. (Paintings executed primarily in oil pastels should be entered in the oil and oil pastel category.)
  • Watercolor and Gouache – paintings executed primarily (at least 80 percent) in watercolor. Additions of gouache, acrylic, or other media are permissible.

Fees for International New York City Fine Art Contest:

  • $25 up to 3 images per category before October 25, $30 after October 24
  • $10 each additional image, maximum of 10 images per category
  • Entry fees cover the cost of judging, administration, exhibiting, and promotion

Grand prize winner will be awarded:

  • A solo exhibit of up to 20 paintings in one of the Manhattan Galleries for 5 days in winter 2017. Artist does not need to attend.
  • A featured announcement on the Gateway Art Center NYC website, Facebook Page, and 44DEGREES art e-zine issue.
  • An online brand audit of their website and SEO and $200 gift card for web-design services or digital marketing from our sponsor.

Each International New York City Fine Art Contest category awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places, Most Popular, plus Honorable Mentions. All category award winners will be awarded:

  • A group exhibit for their winning artwork for 5 days in winter 2017 in one of the Manhattan Galleries.
  • A featured announcement on the Gateway Art Center NYC website, Facebook Page, and 44DEGREES art e-zine issue.
  • An online brand audit of their website and SEO and $100 Gift Card for web-design services or digital marketing from our sponsor.
  • Honorable Mentions in each category will be awarded in the discretion of the Judges and will be listed on the Gateway Art Center NYC website and Facebook page.
  • Each will receive an online brand audit of their website and SEO and a $50 gift card for web-design services or digital marketing from our sponsor.
  • Most Popular Award. The Judges may select any number of artworks in each category to be voted on the Gateway Art Center NYC Facebook page. The artist receiving the highest number of online votes in each category will receive recognition as the Most Popular in the Category and 1 other artist will be Most Popular Overall.

International New York City Fine Art Contest

Gateway Art Center NYC and our sponsors promote the appreciation of fine art, showcase emerging and established talent, and introduce artists from around the world to New York City.  Artwork selected for award judging and the results of the competition will be viewed online and promoted with social media.

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Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

The Dogwood Arts announces a call for artists for the Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition – developed to showcase and award the finest artists of our region.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 3 Mar 2017

The exhibit will be on display from June 1-30, 2017. The exhibition location will be announced in the coming weeks. Dogwood Arts only accepts artworks completed in the last two years by artists 18 and older.

Fine art artists will be selected by a talented juror with vast experience in the arts and significant ties to local, regional, and national creative culture.  The juror will review each application, select the participants, and award monies totaling $3,500 to exceptional artists at the opening celebration. For the 2017 season, applicants must live permanently within 500 miles of the Dogwood Arts office.

Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition

Dogwood Arts promotes and celebrates our region’s art, culture and natural beauty.

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