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Smash Spring Fine Arts Festival (Castle Pines, CO) – Call For Artists

Smash Spring Fine Arts Festival (Castle Pines, CO) – Call For Artists

Smash in the Square announces a call for artists for the Smash Spring Fine Arts Festival 2020. In the heart of Castle Pines Village, one of the wealthiest and most affluent neighborhoods in Colorado. A highly selective, upper-echelon, pristine outdoor fine art exhibit showcasing top-tier national artists.

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Deadline: 7 Feb 2020

Smash in the Square has the upmost concern for meeting the best interests and needs of working artists (their promoter has 13+ years of experience participating as an artist on the festival circuit). They love giving back to the communities they serve.

Smash Spring Fine Arts Festival conjoining fine arts auction is free to artists including pre-event online + live-event bidding. The auction is value-retentive (artists set own high-minimum bids), 80% of bid-sales will be given back to artists, and 20% will be donated to a local charity.

Direct-mailing to all surrounding homes in Castle Pines and other affluent neighborhoods in Douglas County, Colorado targeting art collectors, outdoor signage, flyers, social-media, magazine publications, email-blasts, and newsletters. After a successful first year at this venue everyone is gearing up for a fantastic second annual event. Expect great crowds and sales.

About Smash in the Square

Smash in the Square has done incredible philanthropic work over the years around the state of Colorado, helping fellow businesses raise thousands of dollars plus expanding and building their networks and relationships through partnerships, sponsorships, and fundraising events. In addition to running outdoor art festivals, they put together many gallery and indoor exhibitions. For example, a silent art auction giving back 100% of the bid-sales to participating artists. They had live violin music, fine-catering, and a great turn-out. Their mission is to bring the quality and prestige of gallery presentation to the world of outdoor art festivals in order to attract a higher-end, more targeted collector clientele.

For more information, contact anthony@smashinthesquarefestival.com.

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Ad Art Show 2020 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Ad Art Show 2020 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

MvVO Art announces a call for artists for the Ad Art Show 2020. Interested in having your big screen moment? Interested in having your art viewed by over 10 million people? Interested in showing your art in New York City without the need to necessarily travel? During Frieze Art week (May 2020), Ad Art Show 2020 will be showcasing artists from all over the world on the monumental screens at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, one of the most famous architectural landmarks in New York City. The show is on for the entire month of May.

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Deadline: 22 Jan 2020

Submit 4 images of your art. No commercial work please – only fine art.

The Ad Art Show 2020 is an opportunity to jump start your art career or to invigorate it. Artists are chosen purely on talent and not because of their resume or shows they have participated in before.

The winning artist(s) receive prizes. 350,000 people walk through the Oculus daily. While presence is not required since it is a digital show, it could be the perfect opportunity to travel to New York upon selection to attend the VIP reception during Frieze Art fair and build more relationships.

About MvVO Art

MvVO Art creates opportunities for artists. There are many talented artists who work in advertising, design, and related fields but do not have time or the right platform to reach the art world. MvVO Art provides a platform for artists who have day jobs in the commercial arts to be recognized for their fine art.

For more information, contact info@mvvoart.com.

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Decatur Arts Festival 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Arts Festival 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) invites you to apply for booth space in the 32nd annual Decatur Arts Festival 2020. The 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 23 from 10 am until 6 pm, and on Sunday May 24 from 11 am until 5 pm. 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, Theater, New Dance, and a Children’s Festival are part of the festival activities.

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Deadline: 24 Jan 2020

The Decatur Arts Festival 2020 is produced by the Decatur Arts Alliance, LLC, a 501 (c) 3 organization, supporting the arts and arts education in Decatur, GA.

Cash prize for Best of Show is $1000, Second Place is $700, Third Place is $500. The Best of Show winner will receive an invitation to the 2021 show free of charge. Second and Third Place will receive invitation to the 2021 show at half price.

About 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. The DAA 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.

For more information, contact anna@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Art Connects Women 2020 (Dubai, UAE) – Call For Artists

Art Connects Women 2020 (Dubai, UAE) – Call For Artists

ZeeArts is calling out women artists for its 4th edition Art Connects Women 2020, an international art exhibition. To be held from 5th to 8th March 2020, at One&Only Royal Mirage-Dubai. This is a multidisciplinary four day arts initiative including an art exhibition, conference, art book launch, and women film festival. ZeeArts yearly pursuit is a tribute for women artists and cultural exchange dialogue. They welcome over 100 female artists from 100 different countries covering Africa, Americas, Europe, Middle-East, Asia, and Oceania.

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Deadline: 31 Dec 2019

The International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year to acknowledge and honor the achievements of women all over the globe. Rouse yourself to action. Become an ambassador of your country in this prestigious international art exhibition in Dubai. One artist will be selected to represent her country.

Art Connects Women 2020 Artist Benefits

  • An opportunity for artists to exhibit in one of the most glamorous venue in Dubai
  • Four days artistic and cultural program
  • Meet top notch art collectors
  • Be featured in the Art Book 2nd Edition (Women Artists Around the World 2020)
  • A private opening of the exhibition, a conference, a book launch, Women Firm Festival, a catwalk, and a gala dinner.
  • Network and connect with women artists around the world

About ZeeArts

ZeeArts focus is mainly on female artists. Throughout history, the paucity of women-artist representations has been an impediment in the bid towards diversification within the art world. As they attempt to realign the skewed perspectives of gendered narrations in the institution of art, ZeeArts has put together a compendium of women artists on a global scale across 5 continents (Europe, Middle-East and Africa, Asia, Americas, and Oceania).

ZeeArts commemorative pursuits alongside International Women’s Day seeks to empower and provide opportunities for female artists to reflect upon the entrepreneurial adversities they face while revising their strategies throughout the promotion of gender parity.

It is the privilege of ZeeArts to shine the limelight on the talents of these exceptional individuals who have their courage, creativity, and determination embodied within their artworks to be laid bare as inspirations for a more inclusive future.

For more information, contact exhibition@zeearts.net.

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Subversion (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Subversion (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Philadelphia Sculptors, in collaboration with Da Vinci Art Alliance, invites artists working in three dimensions to submit artworks to their upcoming exhibition Subversion. Taking place at the newly renovated DVAA gallery in Philadelphia, the show encourages artists to take their passions and direct them into artwork that pushes back. You don’t need to join a march, stand behind a barrier, or be a whistleblower. As an artist you can make your art speak for you!

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Deadline: 20 Jan 2020

Philadelphia Sculptors are looking for artworks that, in some form, undermine or challenge social structures, morals, traditions, authority, or any existing or established systems (including the art world). Artist and Moore College of Art and Design Professor Alice Oh will jury the entries. The exhibition will be on display from February 26 – March 22, 2020. There is a $20 submission fee for Philadelphia Sculptors and Da Vinci Art Alliance members, and a $35 fee for non-members.

Subversion Artist Benefits

One artist will receive a Best in Show award of $150. All artists will receive publicity. Sales will be actively encouraged. A 20% commission will be taken on all works sold. Artists will gain visibility in Philadelphia and through this opportunity. They will be able to express their passions and convictions on provocative topics in the company of other artists who feel as strongly as they do. Artists with strong political leanings or whose work tends to be out of the mainstream will be provided a more traditional venue that will attract wide audiences. This is a unique opportunity to show artwork that might not be accepted in other venues.

Social Equity

All Philadelphia Sculptors’ exhibitions are open to everyone. Calls are individually sent to organizations promoting underserved populations. Themed shows are inclusive and focus on topics geared towards social and political awareness. The theme of Subversion allows artists to comment on the systems that govern or pervade their lives. Artists who are interested in interpreting the topic through the lens of social equity will be encouraged to do so. For this show, Philadelphia Sculpotrs are partnering with the Da Vince Art Alliance, a community gallery that actively reaches out to artists who lack exhibition opportunities.

About Philadelphia Sculptors

Philadelphia Sculptors is committed to providing opportunities for artists who work in three dimensions. As the only professional organization of sculptors in Philadelphia, they actively create provocative and ambitious exhibitions, often in nontraditional venues.

Philadelphia Sculptors:

  • initiate many of their exhibitions and find both themes and venues outside of the mainstream whenever possible
  • encourages younger artists and offer opportunities for both temporary installations and more permanent sculptures
  • seek both emerging and more established artists looking to expand their horizons and their practices
  • collaborate with other organizations to expand our audiences and engage in interdisciplinary projects
  • are always seeking new venues and new ways of creating work that will inform and engage audiences

For more information, contact lesliekaufman@verizon.net.

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Group Show March 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Group Show March 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Frieda announces a call for artists for Green, a group show March 2020. Frieda offers curated art exhibitions throughout the year in their Philadelphia space across from The Independence National Historical Park. Celebrate art that spans generations. Open to artists who live or work within the Mid-Atlantic region (PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, and Washington, D.C.). Open call for 2 and 3 dimensional artwork related to the theme Green.

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Deadline: 12 Feb 2020

Green: the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy – flora – grass – freshness – herbs – parks – garden plot – avocado – trees – jade – recycling – Kermit – growth – woods – jungle – naïve – pickle – safe – lush – luck – environment – harmony – vegetation – new – organic – pure – leaves – forest – plants – emerald – trees . . .

Frieda is a multi-purpose space with curated exhibitions that encourages interaction between artists and the public. As such, no commission is expected from the sale of any artwork. Artwork will be exhibited at their space. It will be included in an opening reception, meet-the-artist event, and one additional encounter with the public, i.e. workshop or demonstration during the exhibition period.

Group Show March 2020 Calendar

  • Artists Notification: Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Artwork must be ready to hang and delivered to Frieda on Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Opening reception: Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Dates for community supper and workshop tbd
  • Exhibition ends: Sunday, May 17, 2020
  • De-installation: Sunday, May 17, 2020

Frieda asks that selected artists schedule time to engage with their community through a workshop, demonstration, or discussion during the exhibition period. No commission is expected from the sale of any art work. Any transactions will be handled directly by the artist and the potential buyer.

Artist Financial Aid

Any artist living 60 miles or more from Philadelphia may apply for financial assistance (please ask for Financial Aid Request form) to cover costs related to artist participation in exhibition. To be clear, no financial aid is available to artist living less than 60 miles from Philadelphia, unless otherwise agreed. If selected, Frieda will cover 100% of the transportation and lodging costs for the artist to bring the artwork to Frieda and attend the meet the artist events, including the opening cocktail, the community supper, and the workshop. Please note that all costs to take down the art work at the end of the show will be at the expense of the artist. This includes transportation and lodging costs.

About Frieda

Frieda for generations is a modern space that promotes culture, art, and design with the goal of bringing together people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. After featuring a number of accomplished artists in various media, Frieda is proud to introduce curated art exhibitions scheduled throughout the year. The space is located in Center City Philadelphia across from the Independence National Historical Park, with exposure to the public seven days a week.

For more information, contact hello@friedaforgenerations.com.

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Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park 2020 (New Jersey) – Call For Artists

Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park 2020 (New Jersey) – Call For Artists

Rose Squared Productions announces a call for artists for the Spring Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park 2020. Brookdale Park, located a half a mile from the Garden State Parkway on the border of Bloomfield and affluent, arty Montclair, New Jersey, is a lovely setting for a quality, outdoor fine art and craft show. Presently in its 32nd year, the Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park 2020 show is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Rose Squared Productions, featuring 150 fine artists and crafters and has an estimated 12,000+ attendance. The free-to-the-public show runs Saturday and Sunday, June 20th and 21st at 10am-5pm.

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Deadline: 1 Jun 2020

This is a long-standing juried event. Approximately 25% of the show is fine art and fine photography. The clientele who attends the event are middle and upper middle class who appreciate quality. They attend the show to meet the artists and learn about the work and what inspires the artist. Jurying for jewelry closes on January 8. Other categories are juried on an ongoing basis with categories closing as they fill.

Setup is all day Friday and early Saturday morning. Exhibitors may park behind their spaces making set-up and break down easy. Show takes place in a beautiful county park with permanent bathrooms, food, and booth sitters.

The show is heavily advertised with 22,000 direct mail postcards, heavy social media sponsored ads, billboards, posters, and social media partners in the local cultural community.

About Rose Square Productions

Both Howard and Janet Rose were full-time teachers at a central New Jersey High School. Janet taught English for 26 years and Howard was a Vocational Graphic Arts teacher for 27 years. They retired in June 2000.

Before beginning show promotion, both were professional potters creating wheel-thrown, functional stoneware. They participated at quality craft shows for approximately 6 years throughout the Northeast (Lincoln Center, Peters Valley). Knowing what it is like being exhibitors allows them to create a show with the exhibitors interests, both fiscal and physical, in mind. They are committed to keeping out buy/sell and reducing as much of the risk an exhibit takes in participating in their shows.

After assisting running an art and craft show at their Temple, Howard and Janet decided to form Rose Squared Productions and try to create a quality, juried event in Essex County. The name Rose Squared is from Howard’s grandmother, Rose Rose, and being two Roses, formed the business with the appropriate name.

Their first show was held at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. After the second year, the business was expanded to include free-to-the-public shows in Montclair, Verona, Upper Montclair, and Cranford in co-sponsorship with the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.

Rose Squared Productions presents from four to six shows annually with 140 to 175 exhibitors. Artists and fine crafters from throughout the East Coast and beyond participate in these well-attended, well-organized events. When the weather gods shine down upon the shows, attendance is from 12,000-16,000. They are now celebrating over 37 years in business.

Rose Squared Productions supports free and fair elections by donating a space to the League of Women Voters.

For more information, contact info@rosesquared.com.

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Animalz 2020 (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Animalz 2020 (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call for artists for Animalz 2020, inviting artists creating artwork depicting animals (real or imagined) to apply. Throughout the history of the world in cultures near and far, animals have played a huge part in the world of art. From the beginning of time when man first scrawled a buffalo on cave walls to the present time, animals are characterized and depicted in stories, cartoons, and movies.

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Deadline: 11 Dec 2019

The rich history of animals represented in mythologies and folktales is endless. These animals awaken our creative spirit and feed our imagination. From the years of the zodiac to the spirits of totem poles, animals and animal icons play a huge part in our everyday life. The Animalz 2020 exhibition will explore a wide range of animal depictions in art. We will explore how artists continue to draw from past stories, create new narratives as characters in their art take on animal traits, and imagine new creatures.

About Las Laguna Gallery

Las Laguna Gallery is a contemporary and fine art gallery that features art from a diverse group of artists, representing a variety of mediums. Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community. They make it a point to curate artwork that is interesting and engaging to the art collector, lover, and novice.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village, an artist alcove situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and live music in the fire-side theatre Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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The Heart Goes Nine (Providence, RI) – Call For Artists

The Heart Goes Nine (Providence, RI) – Call For Artists

The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts (RICPA) announces a call for artists, The Heart Goes Nine: Exploring Personal Vision. This is a juried call for photography juried by J. Sybylla Smith, who brings her personal belief – “for every mile the eye sees the heart goes nine.” She is turning it into an opportunity for photographers to explore their personal vision and unique image making abilities to visualize their heart song.

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Deadline: 13 Dec 2019

Artists may submit up to 10 photographs. The entry fee is $45 for the first three images and $10 for each subsequent image.

RICPA is looking to present:

  • a diverse yet highly personal look at image-making and photography’s ability to capture and express emotion
  • idiosyncratic means of visual expression which are experimental, innovative and heartfelt
  • a visual representation of your heart song.

Open to artists 18 years or older. Open to all forms of photographic image-making in any process or technology, current, or historical. Work must be your original creation. All work must be exhibition ready, no saw-tooth hangers. Work that does not follow the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted, will not be exhibited.

Important Dates:

  • Exhibition: Thursday, February 20th, thru Friday, March 13th, 2020
  • Registration Deadline: December 13th
  • Delivery of Accepted Work: On or before February 15th
  • Reception and Awards: September 19th, 2019 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Heart Goes Nine Juror

J. Sybylla Smith, is an independent curator, educator, and photographer with international reach. Through all her activities, she invests in helping others develop their personal vision. Her Concept Aware® curriculum provides a unique concept development framework to strengthen creative practice. Smith lectures and writes on visual culture, the creative practice, and gender parity in photography. Concept Aware® is taught in a variety of formats including weekend workshops in her Somerville MA studio and a week-long class taught at Maine Media College and Workshops.

As an adjunct professor, thesis advisor, and guest lecturer she has worked with the School of Visual Arts New York, Harvard University, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, and Tufts Museum School of the Fine Arts. She has curated exhibitions internationally and her involvement in Tokyo Photo and Paris Photo has established her relationships with international galleries and arts organizations. Smith has juried for Critical Mass by Photolucida and the traveling exhibit, the Fence, sponsored by United Photo Industries. She is an avid portfolio reviewer participating in photo-centric reviews nationally and is an active member of the Society of Photographic Educators.

The Heart Goes Nine Awards

  • First Place: $250
  • Second Place: $150
  • Third Place: $100

About The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is Rhode Island’s premier photography gallery. Exhibitions change every month with a new exhibitions opening on the third Thursday of the month. RICPA is a member supported center.

Located in the heart of Providence, RICPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, education, publication, and mutual support. RICPA exists to create a diverse and supportive community for individuals interested in learning or working in the photographic arts. They strive to provide an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas in an open and cooperative space.

For more information, contact david@riphotocenter.org.

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Chaco Culture AiR: October 2020 – Call For Artists

Chaco Culture AiR: October 2020 – Call For Artists

The National Parks Arts Foundation announces a call for artists for the Chaco Culture AiR: October 2020, an all media artist residency at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Call open to any level artist working in any medium including writers, poets, filmmakers, video artists, new media, screenwriters, sculpture and 3D artists, and visual artists. Outdoor site specific installations are generally not accepted due to the delicate setting and may require special permissions and permitting for the National Park Service.

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Deadline: 29 Nov 2019

The Chaco Culture National Historic Park  October residency is one of two residencies offered to artists at the park in 2020. The residency is inside the park, in National Park Service housing, and there is no studio. Artists will work plein air or in their lodging. This is a very isolated location.

Located in the four corners area of New Mexico and founded as an Antiquities Monument in 1907, Chaco Culture National Historical Park was operated for most of the 20th century as an anthropological storehouse of knowledge and evidence of the Chacoan Culture. This beautiful and isolated complex preserves the historical traces of the sacred ancestral culture to many of the existing pueblos of the Southwest. The park is a Dark Skies certified location, an ideal place for astronomy and astrophotography. The Monument expanded to its present boundaries and park designation in 1980.

The park is located in the open plains of Northwestern New Mexico, sharing borders with the Navajo Nation and BLM land.  It is approximately one and a half hours from the closest city, Farmington, and two hours and forty minutes from Albuquerque. A vehicle is definitely required for this residency. (Lyft or Uber are never practical workarounds in the beautiful, isolated open spaces of this corner of New Mexico.)

Chaco Culture AiR: October 2020 Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive a $1000 stipend and one month housing at NPS Housing in the National Park. This is a rare privilege usually available only to occasional visitors and anthropologists. The residency includes at least one public event at the park which allows the artists to engage with park visitors and discuss their work. Selected artists are eligible to donate a single artwork through NPAF that will (by mutual agreement) be a part of the NPS’s historic art collection. The National Parks Arts Foundation’s residencies were recently named one of 7 Artist Residency Programs ‘with career launching power.’ NPAF and this park were recently the subject of a Hyperallergic Feature about the usefulness of art in the National Parks as a way to counter rampant oil and gas development strategies.

About National Parks Arts Foundation

National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. They have programs running currently at 10 national parks and monuments around the USA. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the Parks. They have received coverage in Hyperallergic, Stars and Stripes (for US Veteran Artists residencies) various newspapers around the country, and NPR’s All Things Considered.

For more information, contact info@nationalparksartsfoundation.org

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