BWAC Black And White 2017 – Call For Artists


BWAC Black And White 2017 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for BWAC Black and White 2017. This national juried art show in NYC runs July 29 – Aug 20, 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2017

We bathe in the beauty of color and spin thousands of words describing the experience that the cone cells transmit to our brain. In reality, they are not nearly as numerous as our rods, the cells that register light and dark, the black and white of our experience. Our rods are less articulated in language. Fewer words are generated to describe that experience. Black and white is primal, the underneath, the foundation, of the opulence of color. It is where we register motion and, when the cones do not have sufficient light, our rods optimize our survival in the night woods. Black and White intends to explore this underground of survival and few words.

This call for submissions is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2-D and 3-D media including film/video when part of an installation. BWAC will use 8,000 square feet for this show.

Juror: Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator for Nineteenth-Century European Painting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

BWAC Black and White 2017 cash awards:

  • Best of show gold: $1000
  • Best of show silver: $500
  • Peoples’ choice: $250
  • Curators’ choice: $250
  • Certificate of recognition: $1000 ($100 each for ten winners.)

25% commission on exhibition sales.

Artists accepted into BWAC Black and White 2017 can also send one additional work that will be exhibited in our Affordable Art area. All works must be smaller than 12” x 16” (including frame, if framed). Works must be priced for sale at $500 or under.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is a truly unique gallery. It is a 25,000 square foot Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space affords the opportunity to exhibit large work. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. OThe gallery has over 18,000 annual visitors.

Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC is Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization. They have been exhibiting the artwork of local Brooklyn artists for almost 40 years. BWAC has two synergistic missions: assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.

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ArtFest Midwest 2017 – Call For Artists


ArtFest Midwest 2017 – Call For Artists

State Public Policy Group (SPPG) announces a call for artists for ArtFest Midwest 2017, Iowa’s largest fine art show. It is an indoor event (with a few outdoor spaces) held in the rain-free, air-conditioned Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Mar 2017

This will be the 15th year for Artfest Midwest. The show was started as a venue for primarily Iowa and Midwest artists to show and sell their work. Approximately 250 artists will be participating in this event. It is an affordable alternative to the downtown Des Moines show, held on the same weekend.  ArtFest Midwest 2017 will offer free shuttle bus service to downtown. Parking and admission to the show are free for the estimated 30,000 patrons.

Application fee is $30. Booth fee is $340-$600.

Event promotion is under new management with new faces and innovative ideas to ensure a successful event. There will be cash prizes for the best art in each category and an overall Best in Show award. In addition to radio, television, newspaper, and digital advertising, Artfest Midwest will be promoted through a robust social media network on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About State Public Policy Group

State Public Policy Group‘s (SPPG) roots are in their longstanding focus: working hard on a practical level to manage change and promote public policy serving the interests in the well-being of the people. They are an issue-based consulting company, which means they take a non-partisan approach to solutions which understands politics.

SPPG believes people affected by public policy should be actively engaged in shaping those laws and rules all along the way. They get people involved. The public policy, the organizational, topic, or client does not matter. SPPG’s staff has figured out issues from homelessness to homeland security.

SPPG helps each of our clients set their own goals. They craft a path forward and provide the services necessary to get there. They conduct community engagement, manage public policy development, and create a new initiatives. It can be a years-long process to implement a new issue-based initiative or it can be an evening’s Board retreat session. Like all organizations, SPPG has grown and evolved with changing times.  Based in Iowa, advantages are found in Iowa’s diverse economy and political spotlight.

For more information, contact artfestmidwest@sppg.com.

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Arts In Ada Festival 2017 – Call For Artists


Arts In Ada Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

The 23rd Annual Arts in Ada Festival 2017 is now accepting applications for this year’s juried art exhibition. The festival is on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

Over 90 artists and artisans will display and sell their fine art and crafts on the beautiful tree-lined Bronson Street in Ada, MI. All visual art mediums will be considered, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mosaics, mixed media, and fine crafts. Pamela Alderman, artist and storyteller, will join members from the Ada Arts Council as a special guest Juror. Together they will award the top three fine art artists and the top craftsperson during the Arts in Ada Festival 2017 celebration.

$1,200 in cash prizes:

  • 1st place fine art: $500
  • 2nd place fine art: $300
  • 3rd place fine art: $150
  • Best in show, fine craft: $250

About the Ada Arts Council

The Ada Arts Council was established in 1992 by an enlightened group of thirteen members of the Ada community. They included artists, business owners, and public officials who shared a common interest, “to encourage participation in and the appreciation of the arts by the residents of Ada, Michigan and its environs.”

To that end, the Council has engaged in a number of activities over the years. The most visible of these is the annual Arts in Ada Festival, held annually in May in Ada Village on Bronson St. Over 50 artists display and sell their work in a wide variety of media. An outdoor stage features live music and dance performances.

For more information, contact info@adaarts.org.

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Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists


Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 announces a call for 100 juried artists in Louisville, KY at Waterfront Park.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

The Big Four Bridge Lawn was built for special events. It features four acres of tree lined walks on the Ohio River within walking distance to hotels, restaurants, NuLu, shopping, 4th Street Live, and a family friendly atmosphere. Over two million visitors come to Waterfront Park annually and more than 25,000 walk the bridge every weekend. With three years of preparation, a strong patron base has been developed.

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 artist benefits

  • Promotions will include advertisements in regional newspapers, radio, magazines, billboard, flyers, j-peg postcards, posters, billboard, along with a social media blitz.
  • The Premiere Gala will be held on Friday the 8th of September. It will include 450 known collectors and supporters of the arts and a Meet and Greet evening on the river. The Gala is optional after set-up on Friday.
  • There is a minimum of $2,500 in cash awards.
  • Light buffet on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Great rates at participating hotels.
  • Trolley pick-up in the morning and delivery in the evening.
  • All of this year’s participating artists will by-pass the jury selection next year and booth fees will be frozen.

About the Big Four Bridge Arts Festival

This festival is supported by the State and City Tourism Boards, non-profits, artisan guilds, and artists. The Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky on the Ohio River is 40 acres of lawn and tree lined walks. All for the purpose of special events and festivals. The City of Louisville is very supportive and assist groups that stage these events. This opens up the opportunity for advertising that reaches out to large volumes of people.

For more information, contact b4b@twc.com.

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Paperworks 2017 Juried Competition – Call For Artists


Paperworks 2017 Juried Competition – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for the Paperworks 2017 Juried Competition. Artists in the United States who use paper as their primary medium, substrate, or subject of a video may apply.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Apr 2017

Entry fee: $35

Accepted media: Works made of, on, or about paper including cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, prints, photography, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.

Juror: Akili Tommasino, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art, NY. An advocate of emerging artists and scholar of the twentieth-century avant-garde, Tommasino has organized and collaborated on numerous exhibition projects at institutions including the Centre Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne, Paris and National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. He is the curator of 2017 MoMA exhibition Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps.

Paperworks 2017 Juried Competition artists will receive a one-month exhibition of selected works in August 2017 at b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY. Artists can enter up to six works. All of which could be selected for exhibit by the juror. The gallery provides an opening reception and publicity for the show.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is a member-owned and run cooperative art gallery and 501(c)(3). They exhibit many of the finest artists on Long Island and provide art and opportunity to the community at large. Artists showing at the gallery are well-represented in numerous public and private collections.  b.j. spoke gallery was founded over 40 years ago with the belief that a partnership between artists and the public is an essential relationship. The gallery provides opportunities for artists to experience responses to their work and for the public to increase its aesthetic awareness in deciphering of the artist’s intent through contemplation and dialogue.

For more information, contact manager@bjspokegallery.com.

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St James Court Art Show 2017 – Call For Artists


St James Court Art Show 2017 – Call For Artists

St James Court Art Show 2017 announces a call for more than 700 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout North America.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

The St James Court Art Show 2017 will be held the first full weekend in October from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. It is ranked in the top ten fine art and craft shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. This autumn tradition draws over 100,000 visitors every year who come to purchase unique handcrafted items.

The show is held in the heart of historic Old Louisville which boasts the largest collection of Victorian homes in the country. Old Louisville is an elegant backdrop for this display of fine arts and crafts which will be exhibited and sold along Saint James Court, Belgravia Court, Magnolia Avenue, and the adjacent blocks of Third and Fourth Streets.

Event organizers work diligently to cater to all artistic preferences and budgets. The result is a tasteful selection of high-quality original works. They include paintings, sculpture, pottery, leather and woodcrafts, photography, textiles, and glass art. Proceeds from the show fund various community charities, art scholarships, and neighborhood maintenance and restoration. Admission is free and the event is held rain or shine. No pets please.

Artist amenities include artist’s breakfast, lunches, after-party, monetary award prizes, social media marketing, regional print ads, and scheduled television interviews before the show opening on Friday.

About the St James Court Art Show

The St James Court Art Show is in its 61st year. The show was created by Old Louisville residents to fund their deteriorating neighborhood in the late 50’s. All monies raised by the art show go right back into the neighborhood preservation. Gaslights, the St James Court fountain, park benches, and flower urns are maintained using art show funds. $28,000 in college scholarships are given away yearly to high school seniors pursuing art in college. This yearly event has become on of Louisville’s most anticipated events of the year. There is a very loyal patron base. Many patrons use it as a Girl’s Weekend or Family Reunion time resulting in a high sales volume show. The neighborhood residents embrace the artists and offer southern hospitality. Lodging is easy to find either Downtown or at the airport. Either is just 2-3 miles away.

For more information, contact mesrock@stjamescourtartshow.com.

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Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective – Call For Artists


Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective – Call For Artists

Deco Publique announces a call for artists for Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective featuring fiercely independent designer makers, street food vendors, vintage traders, and performers.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 13 May 2017

British Style Collective, presented by Clothes Show, is set to draw over 50,000 people to the city. It is set across five of Liverpool’s most iconic locations and will to take-over the city from the 7 – 9 July 2017 for the fashion and beauty event of the year.

Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective will be the free fringe event to the British Style Collective ticketed weekend experience. Festival goers and shoppers will be directed to the Albert Dock through way finding, city maps, and marketing promotions as part of the larger Style Collective weekend.

The event is targeting a young audience who are interested in cool and contemporary shopping experiences.

There will be an outside makers market with contemporary makers selling their handmade goods – printed, painted, stitched, knitted, soldered or moulded. Deco Publique is interested in all mediums that present the best of modern craftmanship and style.

Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective designers:

  • Sell products alongside cool and contemporary designers.
  • Get involved in the British Style collective event that will gain national media attention.
  • Network with other creatives.

Deco Publique is an organisation creatively producing highly aesthetic and quality cultural festivals across the North West such as Vintage by the Sea and The National Festival of Making. They work alongside leading design figures such as Wayne Hemingway and Patrick Grant. They garner significant media involvement with the BBC and leading news sources. Events focus on promoting creativity and encouraging those who do not feel creative to get involved with the arts. Other projects are artistic commissions in regeneration areas, workshops, and activities that develop community spirit.

For more information, contact alex.decopublique@gmail.com.

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Pressing On – Contemporary Printmaking – Call For Artists


Pressing On – Contemporary Printmaking – Call For Artists

Richmond Art Center announces a call for artists for Pressing On – Contemporary Printmaking Juried Exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Apr 2017

The Richmond Art Center presents important and highly regarded exhibitions. This focus on current printmaking practices is a very timely issue.  Pressing On offers the opportunity to see the most contemporary explorations in contemporary printmaking. In a time when things happen with the push of a button, the hands-on mixing of materials and process is still magical. Much work in immediate response to the political and social issues confronting us today is coming out of studios and seeking attention. Richmond Art Center invites the current trends in printmaking, private view, personal voice, and public position, as artists keep Pressing On.

Karin Breuer, juror, is Curator in Charge of the Achenbach Graphic Arts Foundation of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. In a career spanning decades, Karin Breuer has mounted exhibitions ranging from the scholarly depths of Japanese woodblock prints and their influence on Western art to the archives of local art presses. Other exhibitions include the flowering of California printmaking and the idiosyncratic, humor-infused screen prints of Ed Ruscha.

This is an opportunity to be exhibited in a select group. This places the artist’s work in a seriously considered context and venue.  This promises to be an engaging and relevant exhibition. There are prizes to be awarded amounting to $1,000.

About the Richmond Art Center

The Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay. They deliver exciting arts experiences to young and old alike who reflect the diverse richness of the community. They do this through hands-on learning, well-equipped studios, traveling Art in the Community programs, and contemporary exhibitions in the galleries.

Every year, the Center serves thousands of students through classes and programs taught by professional artists. Programs are onsite and throughout Richmond. The four galleries allow them to mount rotating exhibitions that display the works of Bay Area artists. Artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Jay DeFeo, Wanxin Zhang, Hung Liu, Ed Rossbach, and Peter Voulkos have been showcased at the Center.

The Richmond Art Center originated in 1936 when local artist Hazel Salmi, who worked for the WPA, traversed the streets of Richmond. She had a suitcase packed with art supplies and was eager to teach art to anyone interested. Today, everything the Center does continues to breathe life into Salmi’s original vision: that within every person lives an artist.

For more information, contact jwurm@richmondartcenter.org.

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Hamptons Juried Art Show 2017 – Call For Artists


Hamptons Juried Art Show 2017 – Call For Artists

The Retreat is accepting submissions of original creations by artist for the Hamptons Juried Art Show 2017 to be held at the RJD Gallery, 2385 Main Street, Bridgehampton, New York.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 17 Mar 2017

The exhibition is open to painters working in oil, acrylic, mixed-media, and watercolor as well as works on paper, photography, or sculpture. No video art. All works must be for sale and must arrive in ready to hang condition. One to five pieces may be submitted for consideration for a registration fee of $50 per submission. Artworks for the spring show will be selected by jurors Ann Chwatsky, New York University Professor; Richard J. Demato, Art Dealer; and Eve Gianni, Gallery Director. All chosen works will be announced via email on March 24, 2017. Accepted works cannot be substituted. Artist agrees to allow the Gallery to negotiate up to 10% maximum to achieve a sale.

All proceeds from entry fees will benefit The Retreat’s services. In addition to the submission fees, the RJD Gallery will donate 25% of all sales made during the spring show to The Retreat.

The top four entries from Hamptons Juried Art Show 2017 will appear in a group showing opening April 22, 2017. Works will be on display through May 19, 2017. Artists will receive 50% of sale price for any pieces sold during the exhibition.

About The Retreat

The Retreat’s mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support to victims of domestic violence and break the cycle of family violence. In pursuit of our mission, The Retreat annually provides help for thousands of families. Serving those in New York’s East End.  Services include a 24-hour bi-lingual hotline, emergency 18-bed shelter, legal advocacy, counseling, and prevention education in the schools and community.

For more information, contact knichols@theretreatinc.org.

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PlatteForum’s Artist Residency – Call For Artists


PlatteForum’s Artist Residency – Call For Artists

PlatteForum’s Artist Residency program supports contemporary artists as they work. The goal is to strengthen individual practice through collaboration and community engagement.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 3 Apr 2017

Residencies are designed to celebrate creativity and foster and challenge artists to incorporate social practice or narrative into their process. Each resident artist becomes a catalyst for innovative and expansive thinking about what art is and can be.

While artists share their creative process and work with youth, PlatteForum gives guidance and ongoing support throughout each artist residency and beyond. Such support generates dialogue with the larger community about the role of the artist in society. Located in a rich urban context, PlatteForum’s dynamic, artist-centered residencies engage this community in the creation of new work where artists, youth, and the public collaborate.

Preference will be given to artists whose work addresses the larger questions in our world today such as race, class, social, and ecological issues. In doing this, PlatteForum hopes to provoke dialogue that helps shape our public narratives and cultural conversations. Residency Schedule: September 2017 – August 2018.

PlatteForum’s Artist Residency benefits:

  • Six-to-eight-week residency. A weekly stipend ($250).
  • Share ideas with and demonstrate process to a diverse group of youth in structured workshops. Approximately 4-6 hours per week and supported by staff.
  • The contemporary facility is over 4,000 square feet with dedicated open studio (2,000 square feet) and surrounded by staff offices, kitchen, and restrooms.
  • Out-of-town artists will receive guest housing provided by members of the PlatteForum community.
  • Computer, wireless internet, and wireless printers are available throughout the facility.

Residencies at PlatteForum are competitive with over 100 applications and only five slots awarded each year. Each residency gives the artist the time, space, and support to extend their work and share their ideas with the public. Artistic excellence, innovative ideas for engagement and collaboration with the public, and a diversity of ideas, genres, and methodologies are paramount in selecting artists. There are four available slots in PlatteForum’s Artist Residency program each season.

A strong theme of PlatteForum’s Artist Residency is strengthening individual practice through collaboration. Resident artists dedicate 4-6 hours each week to work with a small group of underserved youth, K-12, in intensive workshops. In collaboration with PlatteForum staff, the Artist in Residence will concept, organize, and facilitate a series of youth workshops. Each residency culminates in a public reception where the work and ideas of the creative resident and youth are presented through a performance, exhibition, or artist talk, or seminar. This depends on the kind of work created by the artist resident and the youth.

For more information, contact rvaughan@platteforum.org.

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