Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce their ninth annual national juried art show, Wide Open 9, opening May 12, 2018. The exhibit runs May 12 – June 17, 2018.
Deadline: 16 Feb 2018
The broad theme of Wide Open 9 encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge, freedom, and love. As with all things, there is the inevitable opposite – wide open to attack, corruption, failure. What kind of fantasy is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore the idea of wide open in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.
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. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. All work should be non-utilitarian in nature. BWAC’s curators will be using 8,000 square feet for this show.
Wide Open 9 awards
- Best of Show Gold: $1000
- Best of Show Silver: $500
- Curator’s Choice: $250
- Peoples’ Choice: $250
- Certificates of Recognition: $1000 Total ($100 for each of ten winners)
The juror is Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She has organized several of the initiatives and exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sackler Center, A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, and Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty. Carmen has curated Roots of The Dinner Party: History in the Making. She is currently organizing the Brooklyn presentation of the Hammer Museum exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. Previously, Carmen was Assistant Curator for Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2010-16), where she served on the museum’s Young Collectors Council acquisition committee, and co-curated Now’s the Time (2012-13) and Storylines (2015). She has previously worked with the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art.
About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
BWAC’s 25,000 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. Our 18,000 annual visitors enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market. There are free BWAC Red Hook Waterfront Performance Series and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs.
The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC, pronounced bee-wack) is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. Our artist/members are the management, leadership, board, and staff. They have two synergistic missions: to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.
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Parker Harris announces a call for artists for the fourth installment of the Derwent Art Prize 2018. The Prize was conceived in 2012. It aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best 2D and 3D artworks created with any pencil or coloured pencil as well as water soluble, pastel, graphite, and charcoal.
Deadline: 8 May 2018
Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of selectors comprising of a gallery curator, leading artist, and art critic. From the submitted artworks, approximately eighty will be selected for display at the Mall Galleries, London from 18th – 23rd September 2018. Prizes will be awarded in a private awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition.
Derwent Art Prize 2018 prizes total over £12,500
- First Prize – £6,000
- Second Prize – £3,000
- Third Prize – £1,500
- People’s Choice Award – £750
- Young Artists Award – £750
- Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence – £500
For generations, artists have chosen and trusted the Derwent brand for art materials the world over. Their time-honoured skills, modern manufacturing methods, and quality control enable them to create the world’s largest range of fine art pencils, pens, and artists accessories. Their story begins in the heart of the Lake District with the discovery of graphite in the Borrowdale Valley and the birth of pencil making in Keswick. By the 1800s, pencil making in Keswick was a thriving cottage industry. The Cumberland Pencil Company created its first pencil in 1832. The first Derwent colour pencil was introduced in 1938. The Pencil Museum still stands on the site of Derwent’s original factory in Keswick. Derwent has continued to be proud of its Cumbrian roots. In 2008, a purpose-built factory was opened in Lillyhall.
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International Gallery of the Arts (IGOA) announces a call for artists for the 3rd annual Love art competition. Love can be expressed in many ways, through romance, family, friends, pets, and spiritually. IGOA is looking for creative depictions of love.
Deadline: 25 Jan 2018
Fee: $15 USD for one to three images.
The top three artists will receive an article feature in the spring issue of Exquisite Arts Magazine, solo promotion, and a digital certificate. The top ten winners will be included in the slideshow on the exhibit page. This is a group exhibit which is promoted extensively at the international level. Selected artists will have their name and contact info included in the Love art exhibit which will run from January 1st-31st.
About The International Gallery Of The Arts
The International Gallery of the Arts (IGOA) is an online-based art gallery catered to highlighting and promoting artists. They assist artists achieve brand awareness and marketing exposure by showcasing their work to patrons and influential persons within the art industry. It is their mission to provide artists exposure which is accomplished through online art exhibitions, a digital arts magazine, industry connections, participation at local shows, and advertisement campaigns.
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Gallery One Visual Arts Center announces their fourth national juried exhibition titled All That Glitters. In celebration of their 50th anniversary, entries of work of or about gold will be accepted from across the nation. The competition will be juried by Keith Lewis and Tariqa Waters for inclusion in a month-long exhibition.
Deadline: 29 Jan 2018
The All That Glitters exhibition will be held March of 2018 in the beautifully restored Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg. Opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events will be offered to select artists to accompany the exhibition. $1,000 in awards will be distributed by the jurors. An exhibition catalog will be created. This exhibit will be featured in the Main and the Mezzanine Gallery spaces of Gallery One. Exhibiting artists will be treated to a reception including food with wine for sale.
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. They host a first Friday Art Walk each month in downtown Ellensburg. Gallery One is an art hub in the historic downtown district, attracting over 600 visitors in one evening. They 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, gift store featuring regional artisans, ceramics studio available for classes or private rentals, and studio spaces for artists and facility rentals for the community. Gallery One hosts many community events including Paint Ellensburg, Art About, Jazz in the Valley wine tasting, Brewfest, and Sunday concerts.
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New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for One. Remember the Three Dog Night song, “One is the Loneliest Number?” But is it? In this call NYC4PA is looking for those images with a single compelling focal point. It could be a person or thing that is alone in the frame or an element of a large grouping that clearly stands out.
Deadline: 14 Jan 2018
A lot filled with blue cars with a single bright red one would fit the bill, as would a portrait reminiscent of Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World,” and the six foot tall teacher surrounded by his or her grade school class. Selective focus can isolate a single horse from the herd or a single pedestrian from the crowd on a city street. What about that basketball player leaping in the air for a dunk shot or the prematurely leafless tree amidst a forest of foliage?
The prizes total $3,000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, fifteen juror’s selections, and twenty honorable mentions. Each of the first twenty-five winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery. NYC4PA uses Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all forty-five winners are posted in a gallery on they NYC4PA website. Winning images are included in an exhibition gallery.
About New York Center for Photographic Art
New York Center for Photographic Art is an organization interesting to photographers. NYC4PA gives photographers an opportunity to participate in a call for entry with a theme. Each call for entry we offer has a different theme. Each call can include up to fifty winning images. Some photographers win with more than one image. Submissions can be as many as each artist wishes to submit. NYC4PA is one of the very few organizations that offer this to photographers. There are two live exhibits a year with the winners of two calls in each exhibit.
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Girls Inc of Santa Fe announces a call for artists for their 46th Annual Arts and Crafts Show, featuring the work of over 160 local and national professional artists. Artist categories include fiber art, jewelry, painting, pottery, sculpture, metal work, wood work, and photography.
Deadline: 31 May 2018
$450 booth fee / Post 1-1-2018: Grass & end booths $500, regular $475
$50 fee for shared booth
$20 Credit Card Processing Fee (Fee is $20 per booth. There is no charge for paying with cash or check.)
$60 Late Fee (For applications received on or after June 1st.)
Electricity is available and included for all booths except those that begin with “S.” Artists pay for their booth space only. No commission is collected from artists’ sales.
The 46th Annual Arts And Crafts Show brings in 25,000 to 30,000 visitors. This show is the third largest market on the Santa Fe Plaza each year. Artists rate our show as the one of their best shows, if not “The Best.” The Girls Inc. show fills quickly each year. They always seek new artisans. In participating in the show, you are not only benefiting from 45 years of experience and massive tourist traffic, but also supporting work to advocate on behalf of all girls to ensure they grow up strong, smart, and bold.
About Girls Inc. of Santa Fe
Girls Inc. of Santa Fe has been operating for over 60 years. They are part of a national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Intentional programming focuses on keeping girls in their learning minds. Their nationally-developed programs are the result of studies conducted by the Girls Incorporated National Resource Center, the largest and most comprehensive research center on girls in the country. Informal education programs encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. Programs address math and science education, health and sexuality, drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, violence prevention, communication, conflict resolution, and sports participation.
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In 2018, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is celebrating the 37th year of its annual art festival, Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018, on August 18 and 19. The festival, previously held off-site, is now held on LCA’s grounds to connect festival-goers to gallery spaces, experience the stature of exhibitions, and connect with programs more effectively. All proceeds from LAF are invested back into the community through artistic and educational programs LCA provides year-round.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2018
Lubeznik Center for the Arts will select individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. There is $3,000 in cash awards. Additionally, LCA will be inviting regional galleries who represent the best in emerging contemporary art. Overall, LCA anticipates 75-100 exhibitors. The festival draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend, and Northwest Indiana, as well as Michigan’s nearby ‘Harbor Country’ communities. Patrons to the festival include second home-owners in the nearby beach communities.
The juror for this year’s festival is Aron Packer of Aron Packer Projects. Starting in the late 80’s as an American folk art dealer, Aron Packer built his early business focusing on outsider and non-traditional art. He became known for a broad yet unusual vision. He transitioned this vision to contemporary art and established his first public gallery in 1992 in Chicago. For the next 25 years, Packer continued to expand his notable group of contemporary artists. In 2015, he closed Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago to work at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in business development for fine art sales. Packer continues to avidly curate pop-up shows throughout Chicago as Aron Packer Projects.
Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018 award categories ($3000 in cash awards)
- Best in Show
- 1st Place Artist
- Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art
- Juror’s Awards (2)
Additionally, 2018 award winners will be exempt from jury process in 2019. They will not have to pay the 2019 application fee. Complimentary snacks and water are available through setup and the festival. Over $30,000 is budgeted to market the event through partnerships that span radio, TV, print, and outdoor media.
About Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located on the North end of Michigan City’s vibrant Uptown Arts District. LCA’s architecturally interesting facility houses five beautiful galleries and education multi-use spaces where they feature contemporary artwork. LCA is on the Southern shore of Lake Michigan within walking distance to the beach and marina. All proceeds from the festival are invested back into our community in all the artistic and educational programs LCA provides year-round.
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International Gallery of the Arts announces a call for artists for their 3rd annual Abstract Art Competition. Open to all international artists.
Deadline: 23 Dec 2017
Entry Fees: $15.00 USD for 1-3 Images / $25 for 4-6 Images.
Accepted entries will be showcased in the upcoming online 3rd annual Abstract Art Exhibition on January 1st, 2018. The artwork, name and contact information of the artists will be featured in the art exhibit. The top winners will receive solo promotion, a feature in Exquisite Arts Magazine, and social media blasts.
About the International Gallery of the Arts
The International Gallery of the Arts (IGOA) is an online art gallery catered to highlighting and promoting artists. Their intentions are to assist artists achieve brand awareness and additional marketing exposure by showcasing their work. It is their mission to provide artists with maximum outlets of exposure. This is accomplished through online art exhibitions, a digital arts magazine, industry connections, participation at local shows, and advertisement campaigns. Through our exhibitions, digital publication, and business partnerships, IGOA is promoted to millions of people every month through various social media networks.
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Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming juried documentary photography exhibition at the Mills Pond Gallery. Juror: Kevin C. Downs. Open to photographers age 18 and older using visual narratives in their photos.
Deadline: 13 Mar 2018
The entry fee is $45 for up to three project entries (two to four images per project).
Juried Documentary Photography Exhibit Dates: April 28 – May 19. 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780.
An important quality of entries should be the intent to tell a visual story about the subject of your photographs. Style may be documentary, personal, or photo-journalism. Each entry may consist of between two and four images that convey a story around a particular theme. Smithtown Township Arts Council is looking for work that focuses on visual storytelling rather than fine art photography, work that compels us to think about life outside our own little worlds, teaches us something we didn’t know, or helps us understand a situation from a new point of view.
Selected artists for the Juried Documentary Photography exhibit will have opportunity to win $500 first place or $200 second place awards. Winning artists are invited to future winners showcase exhibit. Accepted artists have an opportunity to exhibit with documentary photography artists from across the US and be judged by a documentary photographer who is among the top in his field.
About Smithtown Township Arts Council
Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. Adaptation of Mills Pond House for public use has introduced modern mechanical systems to the structure without impairing its historic integrity. Gallery lighting and handicapped access have been designed to complement the original building. Notable among the ca. 1838 Grecian details are the gold-veined marble mantelpieces, ornamental plater “centres” applied to the ceilings, and front and rear stoops supported by wooden Doric columns.
Mills Pond house preserves the locality’s name, but departs from tradition in other respects. Its high-style Grecian design is unusual on Long Island and the hand of an accomplished architect is nearly unique at this early date. Pollard’s influence is seen in the use of imported materials: Albany boards, Carolina yellow pine, English glass, Connecticut stone, and Santo Domingan mahogany. The silvered hardware, decorative plaster, and carpeting were bought in New York City shops. William Wickham Mills died in 1865. His home descended in the family until its gift to the Town of Smithtown in 1976. Today, it is preserved for use as an arts-related facility.
By exhibiting contemporary works of art from local to national sources, Mills Pond Gallery brings art and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. Exhibitions reach local communities through classes, special events, and community outreach programs that focus on active and collaborative learning.
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The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists 18 and over for a new exhibit entitled, Worth a Thousand Words. The Gallery is located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space in Norwalk, CT. All mediums accepted. The exhibit will run from January 29 to May 11, 2018.
Deadline: 16 Dec 2017
Every picture tells a story, it can communicate to anyone in the world a complex idea with just a single image, no translation needed. The Maritime Garage Gallery seeks work that captures how the artist would communicate their stories, emotions, concerns, memories, and ideas about life, nature, hope, world events, and humanity into works of art. The exhibit will be curated by Nadia Martinez.
Chosen artists for Worth A Thousand Words will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space. The Maritime Garage is located in historic South Norwalk. The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily, with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery also promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.
About The Maritime Garage Gallery
The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Parking Authority as part of its “Art in Parking Places” initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station. The exhibits highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal Transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. These initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.
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