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Color 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Color 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for a national juried show, Color 2019, taking place this Autumn.

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Deadline: 28 Jul 2019

Early bird entries end on July 14th, midnight PST.

The juror for this show is Jocelyn Miller, Assistant Curator for Moma, PS1. Curators are Alicia Degener and Janice Jacob.

Color 2019 finalists cash awards

  • Best of Show Gold: $800 cash prize given to one winner selected by Jocelyn Miller
  • Best of Show Silver: $500 cash prize given to one winner selected by Jocelyn Miller
  • Certificates of Recognition: $500 $100 each for 5 winners selected by Jocelyn Miller
  • Peoples’ Choice: $200: The artist whose work is voted ‘Best’ by the most attendees during the course of the show will receive a cash prize after the closing Oct 27th

Social Equity

Social equity has been a big influence on the kind of art that BWAC likes to promote in their shows. They support the art of the mentally challenged and emerging artists. They are especially inclusive of art which expresses the following social issues: inclusion, diversity, justice for all, and social standards’ impact on human lives.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.

For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

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Strive (Norfolk, VA) – Call For Artists

Strive (Norfolk, VA) – Call For Artists

The d’Art Center in Norfolk, VA announces a call for artists for Strive, a national juried exhibition featuring art that highlights immigration in America and the long admired endeavor of obtaining the American dream. America was formed on immigrants seeking new opportunities, democracy, civil liberties, and religious and political freedom. The topic of immigration has been discussed in almost every news cast over the last two years. It continues to be at the center of much discussion and debate in the United States.

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Deadline: 30 Jun 2019

Strive will feature work that depicts various topics surrounding American immigration throughout American history and in today’s society. It spans from those who initially came to the United States seeking the American dream (and those who currently are in the process of doing so today) to refugees looking for a safe haven. This exhibition is open to all 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine crafts. It is open to all artists living in the United States. You do not have to be an immigrant to submit work to the exhibition. This exhibition will be juried by Solomon Isekeije and curated by d’Art Center Staff.

Juror biography: Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Solomon Isekeije studied fine arts at Obafemi Awolowo University in the country’s Osun State. He studied sculpture with Agbola Folarin, printmaking with Bruce Onobrakeya, and wood carving with Lamidi Fakeye. Isekeije graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1992 and obtained his M.F.A. degree from Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University in 2002 with specializations in printmaking and mixed media. He is currently head of Norfolk State University’s Art Department. Isekeije’s works of art have been shown in juried exhibitions worldwide including Daegu City, South Korea, where he received the Distinguished Arts Award, and Tokyo, Japan.

The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center. It includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk. Strive awards: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $300, and 3rd place: $150.

About d’Art Center

As Norfolk’s art center, the d’Art Center proudly serves the greater Hampton Roads area by connecting the community with the visual arts. A non-profit 501c(3), d’Art offers art education, programming, outreach, and events. Many of which are free and open to the public. D’Art houses studios occupied by professional resident artists working in a variety of media including painting, glass, ceramics, printmaking, and fiber art. Resident artists provide free, interactive demonstrations for the public.

Celebrating thirty years in 2016, d’Art was founded in 1986 at the College Place location in downtown Norfolk. Modeled after the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, part of d’Art’s mission from the onset was to include working artists’ studios. In 2005, the d’Art Center relocated to the historic Selden Arcade, continuing a legacy as a vibrant arts organization. The d’Art Center remained at the Selden Arcade for the next ten years.

After the Selden Arcade suffered damage from an explosion in April 2015, the d’Art Center moved to the New Energy of Norfolk (NEON) Arts District. Currently across from the Chrysler Museum of Art, d’Art@Duke reopened to public in March 2016.

For more information, contact abradley@d-artcenter.org.


Decatur Artway Phase V (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Artway Phase V (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance seeks sculptures to be placed in the city of Decatur, Georgia as part of Decatur Artway Phase V. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two-year sculpture exhibition.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2019

The sculpture must be available for the duration of the two-year contract. All submissions must be professionally constructed of durable materials which will withstand the elements. No maquettes or renderings will be considered for selection. Decatur Arts Alliance will only accept existing and ready to install works. All durable outdoor media are encouraged. Delivery and installation of the selected work will be scheduled the week of October 7 through 11. If the submitted work has been selected and confirmed for another exhibition before July 31, 2019, please contact Angie Macon, Decatur Arts Alliance at your earliest convenience.

Decatur Artway Phase V Artist Benefits

Decatur Artway Phase V selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000. The installed work may be available for sale. Artwork sold as a result of the Decatur Artway will be subject to a 20% commission. It will be deducted from the purchase price and retained by the Decatur Arts Alliance.

The Decatur Arts Alliance will, in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Downtown Development Authority, market the Decatur Artway to include (but not limited to) printed walking/cycling/driving sculpture tours, online tour with a mobile app, and docent lead tours for visitors and residents. The Decatur Artway opening will include an artist talk which will be videotaped and used on the mobile app and website.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur, GA. 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. DAA develops the city as a strong arts community. DAA sponsors the Decatur Arts Festival, the YEA! event for young emerging artists, Oakhurst Porchfest, and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact anna@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Exhibitions 2020 (Santa Barbara, CA) – Call For Artists

Exhibitions 2020 (Santa Barbara, CA) – Call For Artists

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, announces a call for artists for their exhibitions 2020. This call represents MOXI’s second open application for artists and art collectives to propose works. For reference, recent artworks have incorporated elements such as Kinect-based body interaction, camera-based interaction, virtual reality, and augmented reality. The design language of MOXI invites visitors to interact fully.

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Deadline: 15 June 2019

As part of the exhibitions 2020 application process, artists are asked to submit a three paragraph exhibit proposal summary for either one or two exhibits. The summary can include up to two embedded images in the PDF. It should include an estimated total budget. Budgets can be up to $10,000, inclusive of all artist fees, travel, hardware, software fabrication, and installation costs. For the current application, budget detail is not required. Details of budget will come in the second phase.

The review committee will select artists that best meet the requirements based on the submitted information. The following criteria will be examined:

  • Quality of the artist’s past work, both aesthetic and technical, as represented by the media submissions
  • Experience of the artist in creating interactive artworks
  • Experience of the artist in successfully designing, fabricating, and completing public artworks that are highly durable and robust – on time and within budget
  • The artist’s training, education, and artist statement
  • Quality of the proposed interactive exhibit and alignment with MOXI’s mission and audience

About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, opened in Santa Barbara, CA in early 2017. In its first year it welcomed over 175,000 visitors.  MOXI’s mission is to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity.  The museum has garnered numerous accolades, including being listed by Fodor’s Travel as one of the top ten new museums in the world.  MOXI’s three floors are filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits and experiences.  MOXI believes in the importance of art and creativity. Supporting that belief, it has dedicated two museum spaces to rotating three-month interactive media artworks.  These spaces are the Interactive Media Theater and the Bridge (Simms/Mann Family Foundation Bridge).

For more information, contact curator@moxi.org.

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Aqueous 2019: Water Soluble Media (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Aqueous 2019: Water Soluble Media (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call for artists for Aqueous 2019 Watercolor Exhibition. Open to artists working in water soluble media which include watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache ink, and egg tempera. This is an open theme exhibition.

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Deadline: 8 Jul 2019

Entry: $35 for up to 3 images

Work must be framed adequately, protected with glass or Plexiglas®, and wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable. As our gallery is right on the coast, all works on paper must be framed. Artwork image size: Minimum size is 5″ x 7″; Maximum size is 36″ in the longest dimension. Please no digital media, photography, prints, or reproductions may be used in the painting.

  • Artist notification: July 15, 2019
  • Art Delivery: July 25 to July 30, 2019
  • Aqueous 2019 Show Date: August 1 to August 30, 2019
  • Artist Gallery Split: 65% Artist, 35% Gallery

Artist Equity

Through our collaborative efforts, we feel that we have created a gallery you could call your  “place” or “home,” which is representative of the idea or purpose that “everyone is welcome here and everyone belongs.”

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 curate artwork that is interesting and engaging to the art collector, art lover, and novice.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove that offers artist galleries, jewelry shops, and unique specialty stores. Situated on a cliff, Laguna Village is one of the only three locations in Laguna Beach that offers unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. This gallery located in Central Laguna features valet parking, a restaurant and bar, and live music in the fire-side theatre nightly. Las Laguna Gallery is a member of ArtWalk Laguna Beach. This location is part of the free trolley system that runs through Laguna Beach.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Kingston Arts Festival 2019 (Kingston, WA) – Call For Artists

Kingston Arts Festival 2019 (Kingston, WA) – Call For Artists

Kitsap Arts and Crafts announces a call for artists inclucing 2D, 3D, and photography, for the Kingston Arts Festival 2019. This is the 60th anniversary for this fine art show. There are generous awards and a suitable judge for each category (a professional photographer, museum curator, and established 3D artist). The show is up for four days at the community center. This community center in downtown Kingston, WA, includes the library, Boys & Girls Club, and senior center. The show opening is on Thursday, July 25th. It features live music, silent auction, appetizers, wine, and the award presentations for adult and student artists.

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Deadline: 22 Jun 2019

The Kingston Arts Festival 2019 best of show prize is $1,000.00. Award winners are invited to show their work for the month of August in the grand hallway. Visitors to the library, gym, senior center, or the myriad activities and community meetings that are held will walk past the art in the lobby. The easy walk (10 min. or 3 min. drive) from the Kingston/Edmonds ferry is a plus for the Seattle area visitors. There is a new passenger only boat that goes directly from Kingston to downtown Seattle. Advertising focuses on Seattle and surrounding counties since they have easy and scenic access by boat.

Social Equity

Kitsap believes that kids can’t envision making art without seeing what artists can do. Showing the art in the lobby of the community center enables kids and adults, who wouldn’t necessarily be exposed to fine art, to pause and talk about it.

About Kitsap Arts and Crafts

Kitsap Arts and Crafts was established in 1959. In that time, they have given away 195 new and college art scholarships to local students. Kitsap is a non-profit with a mission to serve they community by presenting art, live local music, crafts, beer, and fun. They actively try to engage student participation at every age. Having changed locations several times in the last 60 years to find the ideal spot with an indoor showplace and outdoor large park, they have found a home at the new Village Green community center. Accessible to all and welcoming to the community.

For more information, contact evyhh@comcast.net.

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Dusk To Dawn 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Dusk To Dawn 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Dusk To Dawn 2019. Pick up a camera for the first time and odds are the images taken will be in full daylight. Learn about sun glare, flat light, shadow. Then your world expands as you explore opportunities from the rest of the 24-hour day from dusk to dawn. That time, from that bewitching hour when it isn’t quite dark, through the night, to the early blue semi brightness that envelops your the world in morning, provides huge opportunity for spectacular images.

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Deadline: 23 Jun 2019

Capture the softness of light at dawn and dusk. Take long exposures of the moon and stars in the sky. Create night photos of lit office buildings, headlights in motion, streets, and houses. Find a wonderful subject where a black night sky provides a dramatic background. First and last peeks of sunlight can provide some amazing opportunities as well.

The total prizes for Dusk To Dawn 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Desert 23’S (Atacama, Chile) – Call For Artists

Desert 23’S (Atacama, Chile) – Call For Artists

La Wayaka Current announces a call for artists for Desert 23’S.  Open to interdisciplinary artists, musicians, writers, scientists, activists, and others. Join an artist led expedition and residency program. Reconnect with wild and remote natural environments and learn from ecology and indigenous culture. Participants are encouraged to be resourceful and work with local methods, materials, basic tools, and equipment within the community and isolated natural environment.

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Deadline: 20 Jun 2019

Desert 23°S presents a rare opportunity to research and develop new artistic and creative practices in one of the driest environments on our planet. It is within an indigenous community inside a national nature reserve of diverse flora and fauna. This otherworldly region closer resembles the surface of Mars than Earth. It offers optimal conditions for astronomical observations and preserves ancient archaeology beneath the sands. Within the dry landscape lives an unbelievably diverse and rich ecosystem that remains due to the knowledge of indigenous groups who fight to protect the area from exploitative, water-intensive extraction and mining.

Artists will be able to work more independently on their self directed practice alongside the program. Artists come with an open and willing attitude, assist in the responsibilities of the resident community. and are respectful towards the local nature and communities wishes.

Reduced Program Fee from: *£399 a week
Full Program Fee from: *£567 p week

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation: *£17 p day
  • Food / 3 meals and potable water: *£14 p day
  • Artist support, location guides, and creative and technical support: *£18 p day
  • Guided visits to archaeology / meteorite museums and observatory: *£27 p visit (full program only)
  • Local transfer from nearest airport: *£21 each way
  • Program w/ local indigenous collaborators: *£28 p session
  • Research excursions in surrounding area: from *£35 p excursion (full program only)
  • Logistics support: bike rental / laundry / local town transport supplies service (weekly): *£7 p day

*Price with LWC Financial Aid.

Desert 23’S Artist Benefits

Desert 23’S is a fluid, site-responsive program which introduces creatives to the local ecology and culture as well as contemporary socio-political issues and historical contexts of the area, whilst presenting reciprocal benefits for local communities both socially and economically through the program’s presence and exchange.

In the fifth year of operation, the program cultivate spaces in remote environments that nourish and encourage space for personal and professional growth. Learn and experiment creatively. Gather and find new inspiration in a remote, vast place far from structural or institutional frameworks and limitations.

Though this program, engage with new ecological and cultural perspectives of our time in a multitude of ways. Promote necessary dialogues and understanding between remote areas of this planet to others worldwide.

La Wayaka Current is an artist-led initiative responding to an increased loss of connection to the natural world. We have led over 30 expeditions for artists to work remotely in remote natural environments in a nurturing and experimental space. We have hosted intl. exhibitions and talks about this work.

Duration of Residency

Take part in Desert 23’S between 3-6 weeks (enquire for longer or shorter stays) during the following time periods:

  • June 3 – June 24, 2019
  • Aug 30 – Sept 20, 2019
  • Sept 27 – Oct 18, 2019
  • Oct 25 – Nov 15, 2019 (full capacity / waiting list only)

Participants will live together in a shared house in a small Desert Oasis, sheltered from the vast desert, within an Indigenous Community, inside the National Reserve of Flamingos. Rooms will be shared between 2-3 (private rooms may also be available on request prior to arrival). Bedding will be provided. Participants will be encouraged to use the outdoor vast desert environment as their studio and daily interactions with local culture and ecology as their source of learning and inspiration.

About La Wayaka Current

La Wayaka Current is a non-profit artist-led organisation without the means to support artists fully financially. They offer financial aid on all programs and support and guidance when applying for funding from other institutions or crowdfunding. Over 80+ artists have been able to fund their residency and travel with international arts funding through support, many for the first time. La Wayaka Current is happy to talk to artists and guide them on this process. Funds generated from our on the ground expeditions go to sustain the project, the workers involved, and into the remote communities shared with, supporting infrastructure, community, outreach, and conservation of remote places.

For more information, contact contact@lawayakacurrent.com.

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39th Faber Birren Color Show (Stamford, CT) – Call For Artists

39th Faber Birren Color Show (Stamford, CT) – Call For Artists

The Stamford Art Association invites you to submit artwork to the 39th Faber Birren Color Show. The juried exhibit will run September 22 to October 24, 2019 at the Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin Street, Stamford CT. The exhibit honors Faber Birren, world renowned color theorist and author of 27 books on color.

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Deadline: 21 Jul 2019

The artwork must be original and created in the last three years. Two dimensional and three dimensional work are eligible. Electronic media, performance art, and installations are not accepted.

The juror is Meredith A. Brown, Curatorial Research Associate in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she organizes contemporary art exhibits. She holds a PhD and MA from the Courthauld Institute of Art, University of London. Dr Brown has curated two shows at the Met in 2019.

39th Faber Birren Color Show Artist Benefits

Artists will compete for over $2500 in prize money. The art work will be displayed in a three-story art gallery and hung by professional art installers. The exhibit will receive ongoing PR and media coverage. Award winning artists are often invited to participate in media interviews. The selected artists will compete in a national exhibit.

About the Stamfor Art Association

The Stamford Art Association, a 501(c)3 organization, is Stamford, Connecticut’s oldest gallery and art association. Founded in 1971, it currently has 190 member artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, and mixed media artists. The gallery holds eight juried shows a year. The Stamford Art Association curates four annual exhibits at the Stamford Library’s art gallery. All artists, not just members, are eligible to participate in sponsored exhibits. The gallery spaces are forums for artists to display their work. For 46 years, the Stamford Art Association has held an annual High School Art Show for the high schools in Fairfield County and awarded over $155,000 in prizes.

For more information, contact stamfordartassn@optonline.net.

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Young Masters Art Prize 2019 (London, England) – Call For Artists

Young Masters Art Prize 2019 (London, England) – Call For Artists

Cynthia Corbett Gallery announces a call for artists for the Young Masters Art Prize 2019, seeking artists who show originality, skill, and imagination in response to the art of the past.

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Deadline: 31 May 2019

This renowned, innovative and high-profile Prize recognizes how contemporary artists embrace the art of the past. More recently, the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize was developed to celebrate excellence in contemporary ceramics. Young Masters tours continuously throughout the year. It offers a wider audience the opportunity to engage with the debates between contemporary art and art history.

The Young Masters Art Prize 2019 panel will include critic Godfrey Barker, art historian Jean Wainwright and founder of the Bridgeman Art Library and Managing Director of the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS), Lady Harriet Bridgeman, CBE.

The judging panel for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize comprises collector Preston Fitzgerald; ceramics patron Maylis Grand; Director of New Art Centre – Roche Court, Stephen Feeke; the Crafts Council’s Daniella Wells; and founder of Cultural Agenda, Davina Weir-Willats.

Young Masters Art Prize 2019 Artist Benefits

The exhibition of shortlisted artists will be held in London from 30 September to 5 October at La Galleria, Pall Mall. The winners will be announced at a prestigious presentation event on 1 October 2019.

Young Masters Art Prize 2019 Awards:

  • Winner’s Prize of £1,500
  • Two Highly Commended Awards of £500, courtesy the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS)

Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Awards:

  • Winner’s Prize of £1,000, generously sponsored by James and Maylis Grand
  • Highly Commended Award of £500, generously sponsored by James and Maylis Grand

Emerging Woman Artist Award:

£1,000, generously sponsored by Dr Chris Blatchley, along with mentoring, career advice and inclusion in an upcoming Art Fair with Cynthia Corbett Gallery

People’s Choice Award:

£500, Sponsored by Brownhill Insurance

About Cynthia Corbett Gallery

The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, an international contemporary art gallery, represents emerging and newly established contemporary artists. It is a regular exhibitor at major international contemporary art fairs. The gallery has an annual exhibition programme in London and New York, as well as collaborations with galleries worldwide. The gallery works with a number of mid-career American, British, and European artists whose works have been published and acquired by international museums and institutions.

For more information, contact info@young-masters.co.uk.


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