ViewPoint Gallery’s 2017 International Photography Competition – Call For Artists


ViewPoint Gallery’s 2017 International Photography Competition – Call For Artists

ViewPoint Gallery announces a call for artists for their 2017 International Photography Competition which brings work from around the world to an audience in Maritime Canada.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

ViewPoint Gallery is pleased to announce the fifth annual call for submissions. This is an opportunity to exhibit your best work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery. The competition is open to all subject matter from photographers. Twelve winning images will be selected from the digital entries. A jury of three professional photographers selected by ViewPoint will jury submissions.

Each of the twelve winning images will be exhibited monthly in an area of the gallery dedicated to the 2017 International Photography Competition. These winning images will be professionally printed, matted, framed, exhibited, and offered for sale by ViewPoint Gallery starting in June, 2017. In addition, winners will have their work publicized by the gallery with media and press releases. The images will be promoted on Viewpoint’s website, newsletter, and Facebook page.

During the four weeks that the winning image is being exhibited, other monthly gallery events insure an interested viewing audience. The image will be on display during our opening reception of regularly scheduled monthly exhibitions.

ViewPoint Gallery's 2017 International Photography Competition - Call For Artists

About ViewPoint Gallery

ViewPoint Gallery is a co-op gallery devoted to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography. An established part of the Halifax gallery scene since 2000, it is located in the vibrant art community of downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. They are close to the historic waterfront and busy tourist areas of the city. It is the only gallery in the city dedicated solely to photography.

Halifax looks to ViewPoint for engagement with all things photographic. The gallery features twelve new solo/group exhibits each year in Gallery A with new individual members works in Gallery B monthly. Additionally, our regular monthly programming includes artist talks, guest lecturers, print reviews, and creative meetings. Photography classes on a variety of subjects and for all skill levels are offered in conjunction with Photoworkshops.ca.

For more information, contact info@viewpointgallery.ca.

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Bellevue Festival Of The Arts 2017 – Call For Artists


Bellevue Festival Of The Arts 2017 – Call For Artists

The Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017, an outdoor juried fine art and craft fair located just across Lake Washington from Seattle, announces a call for artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 20 Mar 2017

The Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017’s prime location by Cost Plus World Market, just north of Bellevue Square, is in the heart of a vibrant city. Produced by the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest, and organized by artists, it continues to support a variety of non-profits with proceeds from the festival. The festival is a proud participant of Bellevue’s Arts Fair weekend. Coupled with two close-by fairs, it is a staple of the vibrant annual community celebration. The proceeds from the Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017 are donated to various local and global charities. The festival works in partnership with local educators and features local non profits.

The Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017 artist benefits:

  • Limited to 175 artists
  • Attendance 60,000+ patrons
  • Thursday scheduled drive-up load-in starting at 6pm
  • Booth sitting
  • Shuttle service to artist parking
  • 24-hour security
  • Artist Hospitality Tent stocked with light snacks, bottled water, coffee, and tea
  • Onsite staff and fabulous volunteers
  • Organized by artists

About Bellevue Festival of the Arts

The Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a 33-year strong, 3-day outdoor, fine art and craft festival. It attracts large crowds of conscious collectors, returning patrons, and a community that supports the arts with excitement. It is a chance for buyers to meet directly the artists and patrons to forge new opportunities and relationships.

Each year, the festival launches a high-end comprehensive publicity campaign to bring the fair and its talented participants to an established and ever-growing audience. The focus is sharing what sets the festival apart – its heart, commitment to the artists who participate, and giving back to the community. The festival is nationally recognized. The media campaign engages with reporters, news anchors, directors, editors, and bloggers with great success in national and local features and artist spotlights.

Festival organizers post regularly on social media to showcase the participating artist’s work and share the greater press coverage. Organizers welcome and encourage participants to engage on these platforms to cross-promote. Participating artists will receive a digital press pack for online engagement and email blasts and beautiful postcards for promotion.

History of the Bellevue Festival of the Arts

There is a compelling story that has made the Bellevue Festival of the Arts what it is today – a leader in its field. Thirty years ago, a group of artists channeled their disenchantment with the for-profit, fine art fair culture. They decided to create a show that fellow artists would be excited to be a part of with a structure that gave back to the community.

The founding ideas of the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest (CCNW) were simple: do away with the for-profit commissions that were being charged artists and give any proceeds collected from the flat booth fees back to the community. The artists of CCNW appealed to local landlords who agreed to lease their parking lots. A jury of artists was employed to ensure quality and fair selection of art and the Rest of the Best Fest was founded.

The festival changed its name to the Bellevue Festival of the Arts in 2004. The mission and organization remained the same. The model resulted in a respect and admiration between the staff and the artists who share their work. These ideals have not only proven to be a blueprint for our success, but also have inspired other festivals in the area to follow our lead with respect and support of artists.

Through diligence and respect for the community that supports it, the festival has blossomed into what it is today. The Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a product of its environment. The continued success of the Festival and the artists it supports is dependent on the relationships with our community. Organizers recognize their obligation as stewards to the artists, local community, and greater community for which they are a part.

For more information, contact info@bellevuefest.org.

 

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Unique Abstractions – Call For Artists


Unique Abstractions – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call for artists for Unique Abstractions in a variety of mediums.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 2 Apr 2017

Works in acrylic, airbrush, assemblage, charcoal, color pencil, collage, digital art, drawings, encaustic, fiber art, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, painting, pastel, photography (traditional and digital), printmaking, and watercolor will be considered.

Chosen artist’s work will be displayed at our gallery location in the heart of Laguna Beach.

Unique Abstractions - Call For Artists

About Las Laguna Gallery

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.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition – Call For Artists


2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition – Call For Artists

Waterloo Arts invites all artists residing in the US and Canada to submit artwork for the 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition. Artwork will be exhibited from June 2 – July 21, 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 9 Apr 2017

2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition is a unique opportunity for artists during the district’s largest community event. The Waterloo Arts Fest on June 24, 2017 welcomes more than 5,000 attendees.

Artists must be at least 18 years of age. Artist may submit up to three (3) pieces of original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media. Time-based, electronic media, performance art, and installations will not be accepted. Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions. Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight. All work must have been executed within the last (5) five years and not been shown previously at Waterloo Arts. Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition to be eligible for awards. Artists must grant permission for Waterloo Arts to use their images and information in promotional materials.

$30 non-refundable fee for up to three pieces.

Over $1,500 in 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition cash prizes:

  • $500 – Best of Show
  • $250 – Second Best of Show
  • $100 – Honorable Mentions
  • $75 – Praxis Fiber Workshop Award for Outstanding Work in Fiber
  • $75 – Ceramic Brick + Design Outstanding Work in Ceramics
  • $75 – Sculpture Center Outstanding Work in Sculpture
  • $25 – Honorarium to all accepted artists

2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition - Call For Artists

About Waterloo Arts

Waterloo Arts is a nonprofit art center whose mission is to enrich the neighborhood culturally and economically by creating a stimulating arts environment through exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming for people of all ages. In addition to orchestrating this festival, Waterloo Arts manages an art gallery, public art projects, a community arts center, and artist studios.

In 2002, the historic neighborhood of Collinwood was in a sad state of decline, with more vacancies than businesses along Waterloo Road. The ravages of the postindustrial era were still evident as the scourge of a new recession was taking hold. In the midst of this somber picture, the visionary artists and residents who founded Waterloo Arts were not deterred.

They looked past the dilapidated, boarded up buildings and saw the promise of a great urban neighborhood. There were many assets to build on from the fledgling music venue, the Beachland Ballroom, to the Slovenian sausage shops, miles of great beaches, and many artists living in Collinwood.

These visionaries gathered in coffee shops and around kitchen tables dreaming of a thriving arts community where young creatives could get their start and the older generation would still feel at home; innovative thought and individual expression would be nurtured; and artists would live, work, and contribute to a better quality of life for all Collinwood residents.

In the winter of 2002 an art show was held in a renovated storefront on Waterloo Road. Hundreds attended. The storefront was rented and Waterloo Arts was born. With seed money from The Cleveland Foundation’s Neighborhood Connections, educational arts programs followed. In 2004, a building was donated in the heart of what is now the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District. It was renovated into an art center where Waterloo Arts now manages a highly regarded gallery showing artists; a café featuring live music and open mic nights; a large annex for educational programs and performance; resident artists; eight artists’ studios; Zoetic Walls, a public art program featuring regional and international artists; and the annual Waterloo Arts Fest, which engages the community in celebration of the many cultural assets of our region.

For more information, contact gallery@waterlooarts.org.

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2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors – Call For Artists


2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors – Call For Artists

View, a multi-media arts center, seeks artists working in all forms of watermedia for the 2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 3 Apr 2017

The show is open to artists working in transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache, and ink. All works must be of original design and execution, comprised of 90% watermedia. Collage and works previously exhibited at View are not eligible for submission. A non-refundable entry fee of $40/ $30 for members of View enables the artist to submit up to 2 works. Each artist may submit a total of 5 works at a cost of an additional $10 per image.

The 2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors is one of the top ten watermedia exhibitions in the nation. It draws artists and audiences from all over. Each year, artists compete for a chance at over $14,000 in prizes and awards. Through the generosity of our sponsors, View offers 30 awards each year. Cash prizes range from $200 to $2500, totaling $14000 in available prizes.

2017 Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors - Call for Artists

About View Arts Center

The Adirondacks provide a source of inspiration and opportunity for artistic expression. View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It serves as a community center, a conference facility, and a venue for special events.

  • Founded in 1951, View is a multi-arts center in Old Forge, New York. It is housed in facility (2011) designed for arts programming.
  • Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America for its juried exhibitions and shows the work of regional and local artists in the smaller galleries. Four galleries are airy and light, offering excellent viewing and display.
  • Gould Hall, is a jewel of a performance space with great acoustics and intimate seating.
  • The Meyda Tiffany and Lighting Creative Arts wing offers classes for young and old and beginning and experienced artists.
  • View serves as a community center for the region, hosts meetings, and houses the Kinderwood Preschool.

For more information, contact ccard@viewarts.org.

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Art In The Pearl Fine Arts And Crafts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists


Art In The Pearl Fine Arts And Crafts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Art In The Pearl Fine Arts And Crafts Festival 2017 announces a call for artists for this year’s festival. Apply to sell art at one of the top art shows in the US.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 28 Feb 2017

The Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is an annual juried arts event held on Labor Day weekend. It is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the Pearl District, Portland, Oregon. The festival is rated one of the top ten art festivals in the country featuring the artwork of 130 artists.

Drawing an estimated 75,000 attendees, Art In The Pearl features exceptional visual artists, artist demonstrations, an interactive art area for children of all ages, a songwriters stage, and a variety of unique food.

Art In The Pearl Fine Arts And Crafts Festival 2017 artist benefits

Artists will be given space for their outdoor booth, either a 10 x 10 or 10 x 20 foot space. The show is run by an artist board that has been working together for the past 21 years. Art in the Pearl attracts a large amount of visitors especially in the lunch hour time period. The site is a beautiful park in one of the wealthier neighborhoods in Portland. Being in the shade of trees the park is a wonderful location for selling your one-of-a-kind work in Portland, Oregon. There is a new jury every year. Even if you haven’t gotten in before, a new jury may make a different decision.

Art In The Pearl is an artist run show in the Pacific Northwest. They are a non-profit organization and always donate to other non-profits in the Pearl District area. Art In The Pearl was founded and is produced by a dedicated volunteer board of local artists. Their goals include commitment to stewardship, promoting the arts, educating the public, and strengthening creative and educational bonds with the community. They welcome artists who are creating one-of-a-kind pieces.

For more information, contact info@artinthepearl.com.

 

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Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 – Call For Artists


Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 – Call For Artists

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for its 37th annual Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017, to be held on June 10-11. It showcases a wide array of high quality art and craft, both contemporary and traditional.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 7 Mar 2017

This event is an engaging, creative experience that connects the artist’s personal story with a vibrant lake community. Over 140 artists will be displaying original works amidst live music and a variety of food offerings.

The historic lakeside village of Excelsior draws art enthusiasts from across the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with its unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 seeks to maintain an inspiring experience for both the artist and the public. Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce listens and acts on artist’s suggestions and feedback to continually enhance and improve our show.

Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 artist benefits

Debbie Hart was the original founder of Excelsior Art on the Lake. The awards are given to artists whom exemplify Debbie’s spirit and values. Four Debbie Hart Artist Awards will be given. Each winner receives a cash prize and will be invited back the following year with jury and single booth fee waived. Judging for the Debbie Hart awards will take place Saturday, June 11 at the start of the show.

  • Artist name and booth number listed in the Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 program and website.
  • Each artist’s work is featured on the Excelsior Art on the Lake Facebook page beginning two months prior to start date of the show.
  • Exhibitors are provided marketing support in local media, print, newspapers, magazines, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Excelsior Art on the Lake website.
  • Frequent email blasts to distribution list of 9,000+ residents and shoppers in the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka area.

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce is the driving force between community and business success and involvement. Growth, prosperity, and sustainability are ways the Chamber strives to keep the community ranked highly as a destination for visitors. Art on the Lake is a high profile event and enjoys a loyal following of 18,000+ art admirers, collectors, and buyers. The Lake Minnetonka area has excellent demographics and is known for its strong patronage of cultural events. The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce is the leading representative of the business community, actively promoting a prosperous business climate, thereby creating a positive environment for the entire South Lake Minnetonka community.

For more information, contact marketing@excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com.

 

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ARTMarket – Call For Artists


ARTMarket – Call For Artists

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts announces a call for artists for ARTMarket, a one day opportunity to sell your artwork.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 22 May 2017

ARTMarket will take place on the same day as the Wethersfield Historical Society’s House Tour on Hartford Avenue, Saturday, June 3rd. There will be good foot traffic from 10 am – 4 pm. Interesting food/drinks available for purchase. The Summer Youth Art Program is on the same day. Tours of the Academy will be given. An art show of instructor and student work will be on display.

Artists can buy a 10′ x 10′ space for $30. Bring your own tent, tables, chairs, and display set-ups. Register early. Space fee will increase in April. Artists handle all their own transactions. Please be self-sufficient on set-up and take-down.

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts wants to have an opportunity for artists to show their artwork in a low key marketplace.  Artists may submit an image of their work for PR purposes. There will be promotion on the  Academy’s social media, website, email blasts, posters, and at local sites.

About Wethersfield Academy for the Arts

The mission of the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts is to provide a classical education in the visual and performing arts through traditional teaching methods and mentoring. Artists refine their talents, develop practical skills, and elevate the general artistic standard. They offer classes, workshops, and youth programs for all ages and levels in figure drawing, Bargue drawing, portrait drawing, and painting. Artists are invited from across the country to teach plein air painting, still life techniques, and portraiture with a range of subject focuses. This year, we have George O’Hanlon coming from California to teach a three-day workshop in best practices for artists.

For more information, contact info@wethersfieldarts.org.

 

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Liquids 2017 – Call For Artists


Liquids 2017 – Call For Artists

New York Center for Photographic Art announces a photography call for artists for Liquids 2017, about liquid, liquids, and liquidity.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 19 Mar 2017

There are liquids like water, milk, and oil. Substances can have varying degrees of liquidity like the clear shimmer of water. Visually, liquids can be reflective, transparent, translucent, clear, cloudy, opaque, colored and colorless, and moving and still. For this competition, send your interpretation of liquid, liquids, and liquidity. The possibilities are vast including rain drops, waterfalls, pouring juice, reflections in a still lagoon, a distorted spoon in a glass of tea, and spilled milk.

Liquids 2017 exhibitions and awards

  • Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1300. The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website, in the NYC4PA Online Gallery, and the exhibition catalog.
  • First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $400. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
  • Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
  • Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
  • Jurors’ Selections: 20 additional images will be included in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
  • Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be, included in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog.

All prize winners will be presented with a certificate.

Liquids 2017 - Call For Artists

 

NYC4PA’s has 5 calls a year, 4 of them have live exhibitions, 2 calls each 2 times a year. They are the only organization in New York City that promotes photographers, women and men, and young people. They have been in business for over 6 years and have given over 5,000 photographers an opportunity to submit over 20,000 images. NYC4PA offers these opportunities which include gallery exhibitions and cash prizes. The two owners of the company, Maddi Ring and Patricia Gilman, are both photographers with 40 years of experience. They hire jurors for their competitions who are either photographers or gallery owners and have great reputations in the photography world.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

 

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Beloit And Vicinity 2017 – Call For Artists


The Wright Museum of Art announces a call for artists for Beloit and Vicinity 2017, open to all artists residing in Wisconsin and neighboring states.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Mar 2017

The Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition has been recognized as one of the oldest regional juried art shows in Wisconsin. It is made possible with support from the Friends of the Wright Museum.

Original works executed by the artist which have not been previously displayed in a Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition are eligible. Paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, textiles, performance pieces, and photographs are accepted. No dimension of any work may exceed seven feet. No weight may exceed 150 pounds. Artists are limited to three entries. Artists age 16-24 will be judged in a separate category, Beloit and Vicinity Emerging Artists. Entries received in this age category will be juried by the same jurors and will compete for prizes within their own category. Their work will appear alongside regular entries.

Beloit And Vicinity 2017 artist benefits

The Juror’s Award winner will have a gallery show the following year at the Wright Museum of Art. Prizes for 2nd and 3rd place will be given. A Peoples Choice Award will be presented at the opening. The winner will be featured on the front cover of the catalog the following year. Winners will be selected after all accepted works have been received. The awards will be announced and presented at the opening on May 27, 2017. Entries accepted into the show will be included in the printed color catalog. Artists acknowledge that works included in the exhibition may be used by the Wright Museum of Art for advertising purposes. Catalogs will be available at the opening reception.

About the Wright Museum of Art

As a teaching museum, the mission of the Wright Museum of Art advances the educational goals of Beloit College. The principal purpose is to provide the college and local community diverse opportunities to appreciate, interact with, and understand the visual arts through exhibitions, collections, and programming. The Wright promotes experiential learning through an engagement with art that is both visual and tactile. It also endeavors to promote a critical reading of art as it shapes our cultural and intellectual history.

For more information, contact yeehk@beloit.edu.

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