[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Bay School Community Arts Center announces a call for artists for Art Speaks, a juried exhibition for Virginia artists. This statewide show brings the best of Virginia’s contemporary artists to a small-town gallery in Mathews, on the Chesapeake Bay, showcasing two- and three-dimensional artwork.
Apply by: 1 March 2024
Gallery show dates are April 27 – May 27, 2024.
Joe Gyurcsak will be this year’s juror and judge.
In its 11th year, the Art Speaks Juried Exhibition has a strong reputation across the state. Since 2013, 501 Virginia artists have applied, and 337 have been accepted, to an Art Speaks show. Each year, between 80 and 95 works are selected from 60 to 80 artists. There are separate first, second, and third place awards for 2D and 3D work, along with twelve other awards, totaling $6,350. Generally, three times as many 2D artists apply as 3D artists, providing high opportunities for those few 3D artists to win awards.
A full color exhibition catalogue is published before the show opens. It is mailed to 125 galleries around Virginia, as well as widely distributed in Mathews and the surrounding area. The exhibition is available to view and purchase on the Bay School Community Arts Center website for a year from the day of show opening. An active social media presence markets the exhibition and participating artists throughout the month-long exhibition. Many artists who have shown in Art Speaks continue to show their work in the Art Speaks Gallery and other area galleries, and have found teaching opportunities.
About The Bay School Community Arts Center
The Bay School Community Arts Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn, experience, and appreciate the arts.
Through excellence and diversity in classes, exhibits, lectures, and performances, the Bay School is a gathering place for all. To complete this mission, the Center:
- Sponsors or conducts educational workshops, training, conferences, programs, and demonstrations of techniques employed in visual arts.
- Provides creative opportunities for adults and children.
- Supports and encourages economic development of Mathews County in an environmentally sustainable manner.
- Fosters an appreciation of the arts, and encourages people of all ages and abilities to explore their creativity.
- Provides a resource for lifelong learning.
- Supports local artists’ artistic endeavors by offering gallery space.
- Aims to become a regional arts center and community asset, supporting all aspects of the arts, including music and theater, and to contribute to the revitalization of Mathews Courthouse.
Wendy Wells founded the Bay School in 1997 as the Mathews County School of Country Arts. Wendy was passionate about her vision to have a community arts center in Mathews, a small rural town on the Middle Peninsula.
“Conceived in her fertile brain and nurtured more than 8 years by her remarkable creativity, the Bay School is the embodiment of Wendy Wells’ vision. To say that she started it from scratch is to overestimate its starting point… Ms. Wells’ legacy is a vibrant organization that impacts the lives of hundreds of people throughout Mathews and neighboring communities with the uplifting touch of creativity and beauty.” – Rosalyn White (Board Chairman ‘03-’05)
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Oil Painters of America (OPA) announces a call for artists for the 33rd National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, to be held April 5 – May 31, 2024, at Mark Arts, Wichita, Kansas, exhibited in the Gladys and Karl T. Wiedemann Gallery. Artists eligible to compete are citizens – both natural born or otherwise – of the continent of North America who are 2024 OPA members.
Apply by: 12 January 2024
The entry fee is $35 for one, $50 for two, and $60 for three; only one may be accepted. Maximum size limitation 1,200 sq in.
The juror for the National Exhibition of Traditional Oils will be Sherrie McGraw OPAM. The acceptance list will be announced on 2/6/2024.
OPA will offer a $25,000 cash Best in Show award with total exhibition award amount $100,000 in cash and merchandise. This show will be promoted in nationwide art magazines such as American Art Collector, International Artists Magazine, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Art of the West. Collectors from around the country have been invited to preview the show before it is open to the public. Becoming a member of OPA opens the door to virtual learning from some of the country’s top artists, multiple exhibition opportunities throughout the year, exclusive deals and discounts on quality art supplies and advertising plus networking with Master Artists.
About Oil Painters of America
OPA is one of the top art organizations in North America with over 3,600 members ranging from student to Master Signature members. Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition, and the appreciation of light.
Through national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Allied Arts Council, along with the City of St Joseph announces a call for artists for the 11th annual St Joseph Sculpture Walk.
Teresa Fankhauser, Executive Director of the Allied Arts Council, hopes to see new artists apply and display their sculptures. “People love walking Downtown and seeing the sculptures,” Fankhauser said. “The sculptures help make Downtown a destination and it’s terrific when another one becomes permanent in St. Joseph.”
Apply by: 13 February 2024
The St Joseph Sculpture Walk is an exhibit of beautiful outdoor sculptures displayed for one year in Downtown St Joseph, Missouri. The selected sculptures will be displayed June 12, 2024 through May 12, 2025. Artists receive a $750 honorarium per sculpture selected and compete for up to $13,000 in cash prize awards. Each sculpture is for sale to the public. One sculpture is purchased to become a permanent part of St Joseph’s public art collection each year.
The public is invited to join in the guided First Walk on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, through social media, email blasts, and the press. Invitations to the First Walk reception are sent to community leaders and arts supporters. The sculptors are invited to the reception and encouraged to talk about their sculpture during the First Walk. The reception is very well attended with the Mayor of St Joseph, city council members, and business leaders joining in the event. Reception attendees and walkers from all over the Midwest meet at the corner of 8th and Felix at 6:30 PM to begin the tour of the new sculptures.
This Allied Arts Council program is made possible through a partnership with the City of St Joseph, the St Joseph Downtown Community Improvement District, business sponsors, and Friends of the Sculpture Walk.
Additionally, the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Buchanan County assists in promoting the St Joseph Sculpture Walk with the paid marketing of the event through an annual grant.
About Allied Arts Council
The Allied Arts Council was organized in 1963 to provide service to St Joseph area arts organizations, artists, and the general public. The Council has since grown into a federation of fourteen arts agencies and now produces community arts programs, raises funds, promotes public awareness, and provides service and support to its member agencies. The Allied Arts Council seeks to make St Joseph a better place to live through the arts. Its mission is to provide leadership and support for the arts and to its member organizations.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Gallery One Visual Arts Center announces a call for artists for their ninth national juried call, Looks Good on Paper. Entries of artworks that feature paper as a primary medium will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Janice LaVerne Baker and Lehuauakea for a month-long exhibition in March, 2024, in the Gallery One Main Gallery in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.
Enter by: 28 January 2024
Entry fee: $20 for first entry, $10 each additional entry submitted.
Examples of work that would feature paper include collage, book arts handmade paper, origami, woven or cast paper sculptures, drawings featured on paper, and video art including paper. The gallery is open to interpretations to the call.
Looks Good On Paper Artist Benefits
Artists who are accepted will be included in a month-long exhibition at Gallery One, a bustling gallery, workshop, and event space that receives ample foot traffic as a tourist destination in Central Washington state. In addition, awards totaling $800 will be distributed by the jurors as follows:
- $300 — Most innovative work depicting paper as a medium
- $200 – Best 2D use of paper as a medium
- $200 – Best 3D use of paper as a medium
- $100 — Award of merit
Artists will be considered for inclusion in group or solo exhibitions in the future.
About Gallery One Visual Arts Center
Gallery One Visual Arts Center is dedicated to the creation, exhibition, and appreciation of visual arts in Central Washington. To that end, the facilities, board of directors, and staff of Gallery One provide high-quality, innovative, and diverse visual arts exhibits; educational programs for the appreciation and skills of the arts; studios for a diverse group of resident artists; networking opportunities with business organizations and educational institutions in support of the arts; and a meeting place to foster community cohesion and arts appreciation.
In addition to rotating exhibits of contemporary art, Gallery One offers a variety of quarterly classes, an art after school program for kids, a gift store featuring regional artisans, a full ceramics studio available for classes or private rentals, inexpensive studio spaces for artists, and facility rentals for the community.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decagon Gallery announces a call for artists for the Self Portraits In Focus art competition, seeking captivating and thought-provoking photographs that explore the theme of self-portraits. This call for entry is open to photographers worldwide over the age of 18, both amateur and professional, who are passionate about self-portraiture.
Enter by: 10 January 2024
Self-portraits are a powerful means of self-expression, allowing artists to delve into their own identities, emotions, and experiences. Through this themed competition, Decagon Gallery encourages photographers to explore the multifaceted nature of self-portraiture, capturing their unique perspectives, narratives, and inner worlds.
Self Portraits In Focus Artist Benefits
The chosen self-portraits will be showcased in a dedicated online exhibition on Decagon Gallery’s website, providing a platform for photographers to share their work with a wider audience. Additionally, selected artists will receive recognition through social media channels and promotional materials. A short video of the exhibit will be posted to YouTube. An exhibition catalogue will be made available for sale.
- A cash award of $300 and one copy of the exhibition catalogue will be given to the First Place entry. The photographer will be offered a free gallery in the featured section of Decagon Gallery’s website.
- The Second Place entry will be given one copy of the exhibition catalogue and promotion on social media.
- The Third Place entry will be promoted on social media.
About Decagon Gallery
Decagon Gallery is an online art gallery based in Brooklyn, New York, that offers artists curated platforms to showcase their work and connect with art enthusiasts worldwide. The gallery maintains a robust online presence through its website and social media. It promotes through email marketing, social media, and collaborations with other art organizations.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] ArtSpace Innovations announces a call for artists for the London Art Hub. Showcase your art on a screen in the busy streets of London. The London Art Hub is an exceptional platform, effortlessly rising above the chaos on UK streets. Its unique format commands attention and captivates audiences with its sheer brilliance.
This exciting opportunity provides artists with the unique chance to showcase their work on public screens situated in highly prominent and bustling locations throughout the vibrant city of London, United Kingdom. Thousands of people pass by the screens on a daily basis.
Register by: 5 January 2024
File formats accepted: High Res JPEG. DPI: 300 dpi minimum.
Your artwork is displayed for up to 10 days on an art hub screen in London. Your art will be covering 1/4 of a screen. It will be showcased on a sequence of other media assets and will be performed several times in a day, 10 seconds at a time. The exact date of the installations will be announced to the successful applicants in late January.
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About ArtSpace Innovations
ArtSpace Innovations is a team of passionate art enthusiasts dedicated to showcasing your work in innovative and exciting ways. With an extensive network of art galleries, curators, and collectors, combined with cutting-edge AR technology, ArtSpace helps you share your art with audiences around the globe like never before.
Whether you’re an established artist looking to expand your reach or a budding talent, yearning to make a mark in the art world, ArtSpace believes that everyone deserves a chance to shine. ArtSpace Innovations is committed to providing unique opportunities and personalized support to nurture your artistic journey.
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Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for From A Seed: The World of Botanicals, an online photography competition.
Both through world travel and exploring the neighborhoods we live in, we come across the vast variety of botanicals both indigenous to local areas and, with controlled climates, those native to far away places. We gain an appreciation for the variety of life that starts with a seed, whether it is the spectacular greenery of a forest or jungle, exciting beauty of flowers bursting with color, wonderful edibles like bright red tomatoes and pink blushed peaches, or textures and layers of botanicals in a black and white print.
With autumn approaching in the northern hemisphere and spring in the southern, capture your unique view of favorite flowers, trees, variegated leaf patterns, vines, fruit, as well as gardens at the beach, on your window sill, in a snow covered park, or in the rain forest.
Enter by: 17 December 2023
As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photo mediums are welcome.
NYC4PA offers opportunities to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.
About New York Center for Photographic Art
The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the 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. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Other Art Fair, presented by SaatchiArt, announces a call for artists for the 11th edition of The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, happening at Barker Hangar from April 4 – 7, 2024.
Enter by: 17 December 2023
Fees start at $2,240.
The Fair package includes a booth at a 4-day in-person event at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar (April 4-7, 2024), pre-fair operations and marketing workshops, and booth curation feedback.
Are you an early-stage artist facing the traditional barriers of the contemporary art world? You may qualify for our New Futures prize, where one recipient is awarded free exhibition space at The Other Art Fair Los Angeles. Click here to view the eligibility criteria and New Futures application.
The Other Art Fair Los Angeles Artist Benefits
Artists that exhibit at The Other Art Fair gain access to unique marketing support from Saatchi Art, including:
- Exhibitors at The Other Art Fair create a free profile on SaatchiArt. This profile opens you and your artwork to a worldwide base of art collectors, expanding your online community and reach.
- As an exhibitor, your art has the opportunity to be chosen by the curation and fair team for multiple Saatchi Art collections, exclusively highlighting artworks of The Other Art Fair exhibitors. These collections are promoted by Saatchi Art and The Other Art Fair.
- As an exhibitor, your art has the opportunity to be chosen as featured artwork for marketing pre-Fair by Saatchi Art and The Other Art Fair through email, web, and social promoting the edition of The Other Art Fair where you will be exhibiting.
Are you a first-time exhibitor? You belong here. The Fair provides support to artists, including:
- A marketing workshop that provides helpful tips to inviting your community, no matter how small or large, plus inspiration for how to best curate your stand.
- Personalized marketing assets that you can use on social media and email, to share with your contacts.
- Access to an artist portal with logos, marketing assets, recorded workshops, and important details and deadlines, making marketing collateral easy to find.
- A valued place in a community of artists that you can go to for friendship, advice, expertise, and support.
About The Other Art Fair
Presented by SaatchiArt, the world’s leading online art gallery, the Fair is a global gathering of creative thinkers, game changers, and pleasure seekers sharing emerging talent and unforgettable experiences. Set against the backdrop of the world’s biggest cities, each fair is different. The Fair combines boundary-pushing yet always affordable works with immersive installations, performances, and the odd tattoo or taxidermy class thrown in for good measure. Art isn’t confined to convention or rule, and how you enjoy it shouldn’t be either.
A place where art feels accessible, where everyone fits in, where the experience exists outside of four white walls and the same four artists? That’s not normal. That’s The Other Art Fair.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Gallery Underground announces a call for artists for Our American Soul, a juried art show.
What makes us American? What gives our country its soul? When the words are combined, does it evoke a person, place, feeling, or all the above? How does your artwork showcase the essence of Our American Soul?
Enter by: 18 January 2024
This call is open to all artists residing in the United States, and is applicable for all mediums including any form of 2D or 3D work.
The exhibition will be juried by Robert Yi. Robert currently serves as the Assistant Director, Senior Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Advisor, and Interim Director of Painting and Drawing at George Mason University’s School of Art in Fairfax, Virginia.
There will be $500 in cash prizes awarded to winners. The Our American Soul national juried show will open with a popular First Friday reception, which can draw over 200 people. There will be live music and light fare to enjoy while viewing artwork.
“As a participating artist, I truly value the personal touch, friendliness and courtesy demonstrated by the Gallery Underground team. They answered questions, gave guidance and created a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere when exhibiting my artwork.”
About Gallery Underground
Gallery Underground is a nonprofit juried art gallery in Arlington, Virginia, run by the Arlington Artists Alliance. It is an exciting gathering place for artists and the greater local community. The gallery makes 2D and 3D art accessible and promotes the works of all levels of artists. The gallery features the artwork of 30+ established and emerging regional artists representing many mediums including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and mixed media. They are located in the heart of National Landing, which is made up of three thriving neighborhoods, Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Potomac Yard. National Landing is located at the center of the Washington, DC, region and a few blocks away from the Crystal City Metro station. The gallery is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.
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