Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival – Call For Artists


Carmel Fine Art And Music Festival – Call For Artists

Niagara Arts Showcase is looking for artists to sell their work at the 5th Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival in Niagara Falls.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

The indoor/outdoor festival is at a new location this year, Firemen’s Park. The park is known for its 135 acre natural park which is located in the north end of Niagara Falls on the beautiful Niagara Escarpment (Dorchester Road at Mountain Road).

Artists will benefit by showcasing and selling their art to residents and visitors to Niagara Falls. Being the 5th year of the festival, Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival has established a clientèle and attendee base from all across Ontario.

There are many additions to the festival this year along with the new management of Niagara Arts Showcase including:

  • up-and-coming artists from the local high schools
  • juried art awards
  • kids art zone with many activities to get their creative juices flowing, and
  • art installations that will transfer space and its meaning.

About Niagara Arts Showcase

Niagara Arts Showcase’s mission is to promote the advancement of arts, culture, and recreation in Niagara Falls; enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Niagara Falls; and provide professional and educational opportunities to resident artists. A healthy and thriving arts community is an integral part of a thriving city. Prosperous arts communities create social and economic opportunities which allow artists to remain in the area and attract those that love them.

For more information, contact art@niagaraartsshowcase.com.

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Solo Show[Down] – Call For Artists


Solo Show[Down] – Call For Artists

Fort Worth Community Arts Center (FWCAC) announces a call for artists for Solo Show[Down], open to artists over the age of 18. All artwork must be original and not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 May 2017

Work will be juried. $25 submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5 each. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Video and audio files can be submitted. Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. Use D-rings for heavy works. Use wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors, and pastels must be under Plexiglass.

All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment.

Jennifer Casler Price, Juror, has held the position of curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. During her tenure, she has curated over 20 exhibitions covering a diverse range in subject matter. As a curator, she has traveled to China, Japan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, Cuba, and Peru. She has juried exhibitions for the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the San Antonio Art Museum League, and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival. Jennifer has been a commissioner on the Fort Worth Public Art Commission since October 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Commission. She has been a member of the Association of American Museum Curators (AAMC) since its founding in 2001.

Accepted applicants only will be notified by June 1, 2017.

There are three categories of prizes for Solo Show[Down]:

  • Grand Prize Winner: A solo show in the Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s 7th Street area. The Grand Prize winner will receive a honorarium of $2000.
  • Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of our Art7 Gallery.
  • People’s Choice: A single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize of $250.

About the Forth Worth Community Art Center

Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum district in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. In 2002, the Modern moved down the street and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations, and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

For more information, contact jlevy@artscouncilfw.org.

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Various Flora And Fauna – Call For Artists


Various Flora And Fauna – Call For Artists

View, a multi-media arts center, seeks artists working in all media for Various Flora and Fauna. This is a national juried exhibition exploring the plant and animal world, formally, metaphorically, or conceptually.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

The show is open to artists, age 18 and up, working in all media (artists working in sound, video, or film must provide their own equipment). All works must be of original design and execution. Works previously exhibited at View are not eligible for submission.

A non-refundable entry fee of $32/ $27 for members of View enables the artist to submit up to two works. Each artist may submit a total of five works at a cost of an additional $10 per image.

Judging the show are Dr. Lee Ann Sporn, Professor of Biology at Paul Smiths College, and Art Historian, Curator and Director Emerita of the Adirondack Museum.

The exhibition runs June 24 – July 30.

Various Flora And Fauna artist benefits

Through the generosity of our exhibition supporters, artists have the chance at over $3000 in awards and prizes.

  • 1st Place: $1500
  • 2nd Place: $1000
  • 3rd Place: $500
  • Judges Choice: $200
  • Judges Choice: $200

During the duration of the exhibition, View receives hundred of visitors that see the exhibitions, performances, and participate in workshops. Many artists that have participated in the themed juried exhibitions have gone on to have solo exhibitions at View. The opportunity to sell work is encouraged and available. View does their best to promote the artists participating in the show and get their work the most visibility possible.

About View

The Adirondacks provide a source of inspiration and opportunity for artistic expression. View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It also serves as a community center, a conference facility, and a venue for special events.

Founded in 1951, View is a multi-arts center in Old Forge, New York, housed in facility (2011) designed for arts programming. Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America for its juried exhibitions. It shows the work of regional and local artists in the smaller galleries.

Four galleries are airy and light, offering excellent viewing and display. Gould Hall, is a jewel of a performance space with great acoustics and intimate seating. The Meyda Tiffany and Lighting Creative Arts wing offers classes for young and old, beginning and experienced artists.

View serves as a community center for the region, hosting meetings, and housing the Kinderwood Preschool.

For more information, contact ccard@viewarts.org.

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Wandering Curves 2017 – Call For Artists


Wandering Curves 2017 – Call For Artists

New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Wandering Curves 2017, the curve changes everything.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Apr 2017

The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted.

Submit images that have a curve or curves as a critical element. The possibilities are endless, from winding roads to automobile trim to the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding. Don’t forget the round edge of grandpa’s bald head or a cold refreshing scoop of ice cream sitting atop a cone. Curves are all around us all the time. Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in.

Wandering Curves 2017 winners are given an exhibition of their images in a New York City gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. In addition, NYC4PA offers cash prizes to the top ten. They award 45 photographers recognition of their efforts with an exhibition for the top ten, catalog, and an image on the website gallery. The Grand Prize winner’s image is placed on the home page. Each winner receives a certificate of achievement.

About the New York Center for Photographic Art

New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) is dedicated to making opportunities available to photographers around the world. Based in New York City, they offer calls for artists five times a year. It is one of the few organizations which provides opportunities for photographers worldwide to appear in a New York City gallery exhibition. In addition, the opportunity to submit to our calls affords photographers worldwide exposure to many different jurors who are photographers and gallery owners.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Tatana Kellner Artist Residency – Call For Artists


Tatana Kellner Artist Residency – Call For Artists

Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) announces a call for artists for the Tatana Kellner Artist Residency: Mapping Our Lives in These Dystopian Times, a six day intensive and inspiring studio experience.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

Take a cue from the residency location in Scotland, spend the week mapping new work in response to the immediate environment. Inspiration will be both the natural and the social world surrounding us. Through a series of guided exercises, examine the path taken by artists navigating in the contemporary world. Combine printmaking, drawing, photography, text, and collage techniques. Students will create a series of individual but related works or a one-of-a-kind artist’s book. Basic bookbinding concepts and binding techniques will be covered.

Tatana Kellner, WSW’s founding Artistic Director, has been printing, assembling images, and making artists’ books for over 35 years. Susan Fateh, our international program coordinator, has found excellent studios at the Findhorn Foundation. Stay in lovely guesthouses a short walk from the spacious studios. Findhorn is an intentional eco-community, one of the first in the world and was a model for the Omega Institute.

Work in Findhorn’s Moray Art Centre which features bright, airy, and spacious studios. Each student will have a large work table for spreading out as they work. Lunch will be served in the lounge area of the Art Centre. Vegan, vegetarian, and/or gluten free dinners will be served in a private dining room within the Findhorn campus.

About Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history. Their mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace which encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists; provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers; and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

Women’s Studio Workshop maintains facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. Studios are housed in an historic building located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains. The studios are extensively equipped and well-maintained. Artists can take workshops, rent the studios, or schedule private instruction. Women-identified visual artists may apply for artist residencies.

For more information, contact info@wsworkshop.org.

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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.

For more information, contact katelyn@luxcenter.org.

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Film For Artists Residency – Call For Artists


Film For Artists Residency – Call For Artists

Artscape Gibraltar Point announces a call for artists for the Film For Artists Residency. Program dates: 19 – 26 June 2017. Facilitators: Zoë Heyn-Jones, Eva Kolcze, and Terra Jean Long.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

Price: $750 + HST

The Film For Artists residency, appropriate for absolute beginners and small-gauge film enthusiasts alike, will focus on artisanal film techniques while engaging with the specific geography of the Toronto Islands.

Spend a week on beautiful Hanlan’s Point investigating the compelling materiality of celluloid film. Explore various hand-processing techniques on Super 8mm and 16mm film including the creative and aesthetic potential of film in conjunction with notions of site specificity and psychogeography.

Embrace experimentation, chance, and accident in your process. Think of the filmmaking process as a cycle not separate from the natural, ecological cycles that encompass lives and practices. An alternative to traditional filmmaking instruction, forego the rules in favour of integrating cycles of experimentation, growth, and decay.

The Film for Artists residency will host free public screenings, talks, and tours in order to foster interest in the Toronto Islands as a creative site. Encourage participants and public audiences to consider Toronto’s unique history, landscape, and topography.

Artscape Gibraltar Point is excited to announce that 2017’s residency will explore the Toronto Islands through the lens of plant life, animated by the work of several local artists who use plants in their practices in innovative and dynamic ways. Explore organic film processing, using plants and household materials to develop film, alongside the traditional chemistry used in hand-processing.

Artscape Gibraltar Point will teach:

  • Basic camera theory and how to use the Super 8mm and Bolex 16mm cameras
  • How to hand process black and white 16mm and Super 8mm film
  • Decay techniques using bleach, soil, oil, and salt
  • Painting, drawing, and scratching on film

Film For Artists Residency will include:

  • A bedroom and shared studio spaces
  • Hands-on instruction supplemented by walking tours, talks, film screenings, and engagement with relevant literature
  • Black and white film, darkroom chemistry, and supplies
  • Super 8 and Bolex cameras. Supplies are limited and residents are encouraged to bring your own

Participants are encouraged to share their own films, or films that inspire them, in several informal screenings.

About Artscape Gibraltar Point

Artscape Gibraltar Point is a secluded community cultural hub nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island. The island is a fifteen minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city. They host artist residencies, provide studio rentals, and welcome individuals and groups year-round. Their lodge features bright studios, private accommodations, a vibrant communal kitchen, large yards, and a beach overlooking Lake Ontario.

Artscape Gibraltar Point opened in 1999. Over the years, they have hosted over 1,000 artists who have taken advantage of the facility’s quiet and natural setting to focus on their practices and projects. Artists participate in short-term residencies and long-term studio rentals.

For more information, contact alochhead@artscape.ca.

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2017 Lumen Prize – Call For Artists


2017 Lumen Prize – Call For Artists

Now welcoming submissions, The 2017 Lumen Prize is an international award that celebrates artists working with digital technology.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2017

Now in its 6th year, The Lumen Prize has awarded over $40,000 in prize money. It has staged over 30 exhibitions worldwide in cities including New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam, and Athens.

The competition offers a prize fund of $10,500 plus inclusion in Lumen’s annual programme of exhibitions and events. These take place globally for shortlisted and winning artists.

The 2017 Jury Panel includes:

  • Doug Dodds (Senior Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
  • Foteini Aravani (Digital Curator, Museum of London)
  • Michael Takeo Magruder (2015 Lumen Prize category winner)
  • Tessa Jackson (independent curator and consultant)
  • Weiwei Wang (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai), and
  • Bruce Wands (Chair Emeritus, School of Visual Arts, New York).

The Longlist will be determined by the International Selectors’ Committee co-chaired by Irini Papadimitriou (V&A and Watermans) and Janice Lane (National Museum Wales). This year’s ISC, made up of curators, gallerists, and academics, includes Carla Gannis (artist and digital professor at Pratt Institute, NY), Kelani Nichole (TRANSFER Gallery), Alessio de Vecchi (artist), and Scott Draves (artist).

Please note, there is an administration fee of $45. This covers two entries and all fees go directly to the prize fund.

Key info:

  • You must select a category to enter from: Moving Image, Still, Web-based, 3D/Sculpture, Interactive, VR/AR, Student
  • The Student Prize is only valid for still and moving image
  • Digitized versions of traditional artworks will not be accepted
  • The Longlist will be announced on July 11th in association with V&A Digital Futures

Shortlisted and category winning artists will be included in the 2017 Lumen Prize global tour which takes place worldwide. Category winners will also receive a cash prize.

2017 Lumen Prize awards are:

  • Gold Award ($3000)
  • Moving Image ($1000)
  • Still Image ($1000)
  • AR/VR ($1000)
  • 3D/Sculpture ($1000)
  • Interactive ($1000)
  • Web-based ($1000)
  • Founder’s Award ($750)
  • Meural Student Prize ($500)
  • People’s Choice Award ($250)

About the Lumen Prize

The Lumen Prize, the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art, is a not-for-profit dedicated to supporting artists working with technology.

In 2016, the competition attracted entries from more than 50 counties. The 2016 Gold Award was presented to the Italian duo Fabio Giampietro and Alessio de Vecchi for their virtual reality masterpiece ‘Hyperplanes of Simultaneity.’

Previous shortlisted artists and recipients of The Lumen Prize have gone on to achieve success around the world including the British artist Andy Lomas, whose 2014 winning work Cellular Forms is now in the collection of the V&A; Alexandra Handal, winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Gold Award, whose web-based Dream Homes Property Consultants was recently acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark; and Michael Takeo Magurder, recipient of the 2015 Immersive Environments Award for A New Jerusalem, who is currently artist-in-residence at The British Library.

For more information, contact info@lumenprize.com.

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Social Art Award – Call For Artists


Social Art Award – Call For Artists

The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. announces the first Social Art Award. Artists and cultural actors are invited to apply with their work to the field of social art.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

Social art is any artistic expression that aims at creating social impact and change. Artists are visionaries, utopists, and agents for change with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences. The goal of the Social Art Award is to invigorate the rise of social art.

Equal participation from artists and cultural actors from all over the world is promoted. There is a reduced registration fee possible to make this open call globally accessible and inclusive. Reduced fees are eligible for applicants under 25 years of age. Citizens of eligible countries (please check list of UN) participate free of charge.

Social Art Award artist benefits

The winner receives 1.000 EUR in prize money. The three selected winners for the exhibition present their artwork in Berlin, Germany in August/ September 2017. The 10+2 shortlisted artists will receive a professional feedback by the jury. Fifty artists will be published in the official award book. They will receive additional exposure through PR, social media, and honorary mention.  All applicants of the award will receive two printed copies plus the digital version of the award book.

About the Institute for Art and Innovation e.V.

The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany. It is a multidisciplinary institute that explores and promotes art and innovation as a means to foster social impact and change. The institute established the Social Art Award. The award aims at strengthening the recognition of social artists and the value of their work. Hence, it cherishes the importance of social art for society. The accompanying book supports the spread of social art, the artists, and their work. The institute undertakes research, training, production, and exchange.

For more information, contact press@social-art-award.org.

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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.

For more information, contact paula@beautyartgallery.net.

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