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37th Bradley International Print And Drawing Exhibition – Call For Artists

37th Bradley International Print And Drawing Exhibition – Call For Artists

Bradley University Galleries announces a call for artist for the 37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. This year’s exhibition will be held at seven prominent Peoria, Illinois Galleries, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Prairie Center of the Arts, Studios on Sheridan, Illinois Central College, Peoria Art Guild, and on campus at Bradley University at Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center Gallery.

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Deadline: 11 Jan 2019

Any artist 18 years of age or older is encouraged to submit original prints or drawings produced within the last three years (2015-2018). Experimental techniques are encouraged. Open to all graphic media. The entry fee is $10 per artwork entered, non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.

37th Bradley International Print And Drawing Exhibition Artist Benefits

The 37th Bradley International exhibition has three major cash awards that will be selected by the juror Janet Ballweg. Ballweg is currently a Professor of Creative Arts Excellence and the head of the Printmaking program at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio. 1st Place – $3,000, 2nd Place – $1,750, 3rd Place – $750. In addition, purchase awards will be made by the University.

This opportunity will showcase involved artists through their work’s display at seven Peoria partner gallery locations and through the PR efforts of each involved gallery. The public relation efforts include physical mailers, email blasts to members, and social media initiatives. All artists names will be posted and published online on the gallery website.

About Bradley University Galleries

The Gallery Program at Bradley University is designed to create a challenging environment that stimulates discourse among students, faculty, staff, and the public as they explore the range of ideas addressed in contemporary art. The gallery program at Bradley University serves the Peoria and Central Illinois region. There are three formal exhibition spaces, one in the Heuser Art Center where the art department is located, one in the Hartmann Center where the theatre department is housed, and a student project space located on the 2nd floor of the Heuser Art Center building.

In addition, every year the Department of Art and Design brings to campus a roster of internationally renowned artists, designers, and critics through the Visual Voices Professional Lecture Series, who address the full spectrum of art disciplines. Visiting artists make a public presentation as well as lead workshops, visit classes, and meet with students in their studios.

For more information, contact ezellefrow@bradley.edu.

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Visual Art Open Prize 2019 – Call For Artists

Visual Art Open Prize 2019 – Call For Artists

Announcing a call for artists for the Visual Art Open Prize 2019.  The primary goal of the awards is to reveal and promote artists who have yet to establish their profile in the contemporary art world. There are six categories: painting/mixed media/printmaking, illustration/drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, and young artists (under 24).

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Deadline: 12 Dec 2018

£15.00 per submission. £10.00 for entrants under 24 years old.

Artists who apply on or before December 12th 2018 will receive guaranteed social media coverage across the Visual Art Open’s channels, a feature in our newsletter, and feedback on entries from our expert panel of judges.

The overall winner of the Visual Art Open Prize 2019 will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000 to support the production of new works, commercial mentoring package, an exclusive solo show, and an exhibition at Chester Art Fair 2020. £250.00 will be awarded for each winning category.

About the Visual Art Open

The Visual Art Open is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide a platform for artists within the contemporary art world.

For more information, contact info@visualartopen.com.


Midsummer Festival Of The Arts – Call For Artists

Midsummer Festival Of The Arts – Call For Artists

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center announces a call for artists for the Midsummer Festival of the Arts. 135 artists to be selected for the festival on Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2019

Midsummer Festival Of The Arts cash awards totaling $3,000 will be given based on the artist’s entire body of work. Excellence, regardless of medium, will be the determining factor. Judging will take place on Saturday, July 20, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Awards will be announced during the Artist Awards Banquet that evening. Awards will be presented on Sunday, July 21; prizewinners who do not return to exhibit on Sunday forfeit the award.

The top five Midsummer Festival Of The Arts prizewinners from 2019 will receive free, nonjuried entry into the 2020 Arts Festival. All other 2019 prizewinners are automatically accepted into the 2020 event, and need not submit a jurying fee. A booth fee and application through ZAPP will still be required.

Midsummer Festival Of The Arts Artist Benefits

  • Two free tickets to the indoor Artist Awards Banquet; the galleries will be open during this time for viewing by banquet guests.
  • Traveling Treats carts will roam the grounds with fruit and other light refreshments to enable artists to purchase snacks at their booths.
  • Complimentary booth-sitting service will be provided, subject to availability.
  • The Silent Auction of works donated by artists in the Festival to the Arts Center.
  • A detail or complete view of one image from each artist’s slides will be shown on the Arts Center’s website. Artists can choose to have their contact information displayed as well. The Arts Center does not release this information to patrons.
  • Artists have the opportunity to purchase Festival T-shirts for $10 through ZAPP prior to the Festival. During the Festival, the T-shirt will be $12 for artists and $15 for the public.
  • Security guards patrol the grounds Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Advertising, television coverage, radio ads, Festival newspaper inserts, day-of-Festival program, cooperative advertising, Arts Center website, and the Art Patron Program reach local and regional buyers.

About the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

A nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex in downtown Sheboygan, WI, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is devoted to innovative explorations in contemporary American art. Its exhibitions focus on a wide range of art forms, with particular emphasis on sculpture, photography, crafts, new genres, installation art, ongoing folk traditions, and the work of self-taught artists. The performing arts emphasize dance, music, and theatre performances from around the world.

The Connecting Communities program collaborates with community partners to bring together outstanding artists with the public to create powerful, original works of art. Programming includes a renowned Arts/Industry residency program, classes, and special events. The Arts Center comprises twelve galleries, an intimate theatre, a flexible interdisciplinary performance space, studio-classrooms, meeting spaces, the ARTspace shop, and the ARTcafe. The Arts Center has an adjunct site: ARTspace, an exhibition space and shop in The Shops at Woodlake in Kohler Village.

For more information, contact midsummerfestival@jmkac.org.


33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition – Call For Artists

33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition – Call For Artists

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts announces a call for artists for the 33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition. This nationally recognized juried competition, established by Martin and Doris Rosen, has long served as a point of pride for Appalachian State University and its annual summer arts celebration, An Appalachian Summer Festival. Each year, ten sculptures are selected for installation in outdoor, public settings across the university campus. This year, an 11th sculpture will be chosen by the jurors for display on the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) campus, just a short distance from the university.

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Deadline: 22 Feb 2019

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is the longest running outdoor sculpture competition east of the Mississippi. Each year, new sculptures are located throughout the Appalachian State University Campus, located in scenic Boone, North Carolina. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the sculptures are enhanced by the striking and dynamic landscape. The exhibition brings artwork to a rural community. The Rosen Sculpture Competition’s longstanding history has fostered an appreciation for dynamic public sculpture. Both the campus and regional community have come to anticipate this annual exhibition and related programming. Each summer, the winners are revealed with an open community sculpture walk and talk organized by the juror.

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition is made possible by the continued generosity and support of the Rosen Family: The Martin and Doris Rosen Giving Fund/Debbie Rosen Davidson and David Rosen/Charles and Nancy Rosenblatt Foundation.

33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition Artist Benefits

All artists whose works are installed will receive a $1,300 honorarium to offset round trip transportation, lodging, and incidental expenses. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the artists. The Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition will cover the material costs of installation and de-installation.

The 33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition will feature three cash prizes. All winners will be designated the Martin and Doris Rosen 33rd Annual Award Winners. The Rosen Award winners are announced at the Annual Sculpture Walk in July, a highlight of the summer festival season. The top three artists will receive the following cash prizes: $3,000 for First Place, $2,000 for Second Place, and $1,000 for Third Place. Awards and Honoraria total $20,300.

The competition offers a sales program, brochure/map, and extensive promotion as a featured exhibition in conjunction with both the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Appalachian Summer Festival as well as permanent archiving on the competition’s website.

About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University engages visitors from the university, community, nation and beyond in creating unique experiences through dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach, and collection programs. These programs inspire and support a lifelong engagement with the visual arts. They create opportunities for participants to learn more about themselves and the world around them.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is an engaging and accessible resource. It responds to diverse educational, cultural, and health needs by meeting participants wherever they are in their personal relationship with the visual arts. It provides them with opportunities to access the power of the arts to help learn, grow and heal.

For more information, contact reddingm@appstate.edu.

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Pearl Snaps And Dust – Call For Artists

Pearl Snaps And Dust – Call For Artists

Funky Finds announces a call for artists for Pearl Snaps and Dust, Upscale Vintage with a Little Bit of Rust! Vendors curate an interesting mix of vintage, antique, and/or re-purposed goods, displayed in a visually appealing way. Many vintage dealers incorporate some reproduction items. Keep manufactured goods to a minimum providing Funky Finds shoppers with the funkiest mix of items. A mix of handmade and vintage is acceptable.

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Deadline: 6 Jan 2019

For over 10 years, Funky Finds has been producing some of the best and largest handmade events in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. On March 9th & 10th, 2019, Funky Finds will host Pearl Snaps and Dust: Upscale Vintage with a Little Bit of Rust. The event will be held in the newly renovated Small Exhibits Building at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas next door to the 11th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling, an all handmade artisan market. Building upon the large and loyal following, Funky Finds offers shoppers an additional venue in which to shop for unique vintage goods.

There are various booth sizes (10×10, 10×15 and 10×20), lots of promotion for vendors leading up to the event, and a listing in the high-quality, full-color event booklet.

About Funky Finds

Through the years, Funky Finds has established a large customer base that values shopping local for unique and funky items. They are excited to offer loyal event attendees an additional venue offering vintage wares, adding an exciting new dimension to their shopping experience. Funky Finds events have remained popular throughout the years because they raise money for local charitable organizations. Funky Finds events are always free admission. Events are pet-friendly.

For more information, contact events@funkyfinds.com.


The Earth Speaks V – Call For Artists

The Earth Speaks V – Call For Artists

Pocono Arts Council announces a call for artist for The Earth Speaks V, a juried exhibition on the climate crisis. The Earth Speaks V arises from a deepening concern for the climate crisis currently affecting our planet. Art has always been a powerful vehicle for raising consciousness. This exhibit hopes to bring to light our growing awareness of a crisis we can no longer ignore.

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Deadline: 8 Feb 2019

The Earth Speaks is an open call for work that focuses the attention of the viewing public on the gravity of climate change. Students are welcomed and encouraged to enter. Student entry fee: $15 for the first 2 entries, $10 each additional entry. Adult entry fee: $30 for the first two entries, $25 each additional entry. Discounts available for Pocono Arts Council members.

Juror: Harry C Tabak, studied painting and sculpture at The Art Students League of NY, Brooklyn College. Tabak’s early work reflects his bond to nature through his landscape paintings. Social commentary followed with an emphasis on environmental issues for nearly two decades.

Dunning Art Gallery at Northampton Community is a new gallery in Northeast Pennsylvania with a mission to provide opportunities for artists from a wide region. Professors often program lessons around the works exhibited in the gallery and often contact individual artists to participate.

Regional call with $1100 in awards available in a variety of mediums including 2-D, 3-D, photography, and printmaking.

  • Juror’s Choice Award: $250
  • 3-D Award: $100
  • Kay & Girard Lichty Climate Crisis Award: $250
  • 2-D Award: $100
  • Otto Grever Printmaking Award: $100
  • Photography Award: $100
  • ARTSPACE Student Award: $100
  • Origins Student Award: $50

About Pocono Arts Council

Founded in 1975, the Pocono Arts Council is the oldest and most established local arts service organization in the Pocono region of northeastern Pennsylvania. It serves as a “Chamber of Commerce” or umbrella organization for artists and arts organization in all disciplines, as well as the resident and tourist populations of the area. Its motto, Culture Builds Community, highlights Pocono Arts mission of art service, promotion, education, and advocacy. To date, over $2 million in arts grants have been provided to a 5 county area. The Earth Speaks has been one of the premiere exhibitions over the last five years and continues to grow.

For more information, contact director@poconoarts.org.


Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park – Call For Artists

Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park – Call For Artists

Rose Squared Productions announces a call for artists for the Spring Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park. Located a half a mile from the Garden State Parkway on the border of Bloomfield and affluent, arty Montclair, Brookdale Park is a lovely setting for a quality, outdoor fine art and craft show. Presently in its 31st year, the show is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and Rose Squared Productions. Held rain or shine on June 15-16 from 10am-5pm. The show is presently in its 31st year, features 160 fine artists and fine crafters, and has been selected as one of Sunshine Artists Magazines top 200 shows in the country.

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Deadline: 1 Jun 2019

Most Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park exhibitors can park behind their space with their canopy backdrop in place. Setup is all day Friday and early Saturday morning. The free-to-the-public show runs from 10am-5pm.

A minimum of four images of works and one of display is required for jurying. Jurying for jewelry closes on January 8. Other categories are juried on an ongoing basis with categories closing as they fill.

Excellent PR/advertising with strong Facebook/Instagram paid ads.  Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park promotion includes first class mailing to past patrons (25,000) and multiple email blasts.

About Rose Squared Productions

As former exhibitors, Rose Squared Productions knows what artists need to have a successful event. They have been promoting fine art/fine craft events for 37 years in beautiful county parks, creating excellent marketing opportunities for the participants. Both Howard and Janet Rose were full time teachers at a central New Jersey High School. Janet taught English for 26 years and Howard was a Vocational Graphic Arts teacher for 27 years. They retired in June 2000.

Before beginning show promotion, both were professional potters creating wheel-thrown, functional stoneware participating at quality craft shows for approximately 6 years throughout the Northeast (Lincoln Center, Peters Valley). Knowing what it is like being exhibitors allows them to create a show with the exhibitors interests, both fiscal and physical, in mind. They are committed to keeping out “buy/sell” and reducing as much of the risk an exhibit takes in participating in their shows.

After assisting running an art and craft show at their Temple, Howard and Janet decided to form Rose Squared Productions and create a quality, juried event in Essex County. The name Rose Squared is from Howard’s grandmother, Rose Rose. Being two Roses, they formed the business with the appropriate name.

Their first show was held at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. After the second year, the business was expanded to include free-to-the-public shows in Montclair, Verona, Upper Montclair, and Cranford. Shows are held in co-sponsorship with the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.

For more information, contact howard@rosesquared.com.

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Lakeshore Art Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Lakeshore Art Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for the Lakeshore Art Festival 2019, combining the best of both worlds … fine art and fine crafts. 

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Deadline: 1 Feb 2019

Art in the Park is held in historic Hackley Park, a green landscaped square block that features beautiful trees and flowers, interior and perimeter sidewalks, historic sculptures, and a center circle. It is located in the heart of downtown Muskegon’s Heritage District, home to the Muskegon Museum of Art, Lakeshore Museum Center, Monet’s Garden, Hackley Library, and Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts.

The Craft and Artisan Food Market will flow through beautiful downtown Muskegon. It will include only handcrafted goods. Absolutely no buy and sell. The Craft Market footprint will end at the Children’s Lane. Crafters will not have booths in the children’s area unless specifically desired.

Lakeshore Art Festival 2019 Artist Benefits

Named Sunshine Artist Magazine 200 Best for multiple years. Recognized as Best Small Town Art Fair by Art Fair Calendar. The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce provides extensive marketing and publicity for the show, guests, and artists. There is local media coverage and artists are invited to participate in TV spots. Advertising utilizes newspaper, magazine, social media, industry trade publications, posters, postcards, radio advertising, television, and billboards. Nearly 8,000 followers on Facebook and 482 on Instagram.

  • Easy set up and take down with vehicle access near booth site
  • Private security patrolling park and streets overnight Thursday and Friday
  • Exhibitor hospitality which includes morning coffee, juice, water and baked goods
  • Friendly Lakeshore Art Festival Committee Member booth sitters for exhibitor breaks
  • $3,000 in Fine Art/Fine Craft awards and Craft Market People’s Choice Awards

About The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is the premier business membership organization on the lakeshore representing over 1,230 businesses and organizations. They create an environment for business success through community leadership, promotion, inclusive business advocacy, and valued member services.

For more information, contact artfest@muskegon.org.

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Artist Made Gifts – Call For Artists

Artist Made Gifts – Call For Artists

Mason Fine Art announces a call for artists for Artist Made Gifts, a holiday art fair in Atlanta, Georgia, November 23 – 25, 2018. The participating artists will be mainly art and contemporary craft.

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Deadline: 19 Nov 2018

Artist Made Gifts participation is limited to 60 artists. Wide range of price points in this show. The exhibition space will be divided into 8 ft. x 8 ft. sections (it will not be pipe and draped). The fee for entry will be $500. This will include the space, signage, and, if desired, a table, chairs, waste basket, power, and signage at no additional cost. The gallery is well lit with tract lighting. For an extra fee of $50, use the wall space in the booth area. The choice of booth space is on a first come first served basis; however, the Mason Gallery retains the right to change space if necessary.

The show will be publicized through full-page ads in Atlanta Magazine and the Atlantan, spots on NPR, and social media reach.

About Mason Fine Art

Located in Atlanta’s Armour Junction near the Sweetwater Design District and just minutes from Midtown and Buckhead, Mason Fine Art’s focus is a continually evolving selection of high quality contemporary works. In addition, Mason Fine Art showcases work of emerging artists and facilitates their artistic development. The gallery features three large exhibition spaces that provide for intimate experiences and views of large format two- and three-dimensional works. Mason Fine Art welcomes private and corporate collectors as well as professionals from the decorative arts community.

For more information, contact David@redground.land.


Artfest 2019 – Call For Artists

Artfest 2019 – Call For Artists

The Venice-Nokomis Rotary club announces a call for artists for the 27th annual Artfest 2019, to be held 1/19/19 – 1/20/19 in beautiful Venice, FL. This two-day event features 100 artists, live music, children’s area, car shows, food trucks, and beer and wine. It is the largest fundraiser for the Venice-Nokomis Rotary club, with annual attendance in the thousands. The grounds are ample. Artists can park and stay behind their exhibits. The club provides overnight security. Many artists choose to stay on the property in their motor homes or campers.

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Deadline: 1 Dec 2018

Beautiful and historic Venice, FL is located on the Gulf of Mexico. It is a very popular winter destination for tourists and snowbirds alike. The Venice-Nokomis Rotary 27th annual Artfest 2019 is one of the premier events to showcase artistic talent.

Prizes are awarded for: Best in Show, Category prizes, and Merit awards. In addition to cash prizes, Venice-Nokomis Rotary provides free lunch on Saturday. This year, the club is partnering with the City of Venice Public Works Department in a family friendly RoadEO, which will boost attendance by several thousand.

About the Venice-Nokomis Rotary

Venice-Nokomis Rotary is the largest Rotary International group in the Venice area. The Artfest is their biggest annual fundraiser. Proceeds are dedicated to local youth organizations and non-profits. Some of the groups that benefit from our festival include: Venice High School athletics and the Rotary Futures program, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sarasota County, Our Mother’s House, Laurel Civic Association, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Venice Youth boating, the Venice Theatre youth programs, the Venice Symphony youth programs, and Venice Little League. Annually, the Venice Nokomis Rotary contributes more than $50,000 to these local youth organizations.

For more information, contact mail@venicenokomisrotary.org.


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