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Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Embracing Our Differences announces a call for artists for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists.

The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

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Enter by: 1 July 2024

The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message.

The outdoor juried art exhibit will be on display January 19 through April 13, 2025, in two locations in Sarasota and St. Petersburg, Florida. There are approximately 320,650 visitors to the park every year. The exhibit will take place in two cities providing the artists with more exposure.

Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by exhibit visitors to each location. Adult winners each receive $2,000; students receive $2,000 with $1,000 to be directed to the student and $1,000 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

About Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences is a nonprofit organization based in Southwest Florida along Florida’s Cultural Coast. They use the power of art and education to celebrate and promote individuality and common humanity. They accomplish this through an annual, large-scale, juried exhibition and a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs, and resources designed for teachers and students.

For more information, contact exhibit@embracingourdifferences.org

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Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024 – Call For Artists

Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024 – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and ImageOut Art seek artist submissions for Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024, a juried exhibition opening in Rochester, New York, in October 2024.

Queer art has achieved greater prominence in recent years, yet the LGBTQIA+ community’s struggle for freedom and equality persists. RoCo hopes this exhibition will serve as a reflection of our current moment, and as a poignant response to the alarming rise of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation sweeping the nation.

 

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Enter by: 15 June 2024

For Queering Democracy, RoCo welcomes 2D, 3D, and electronic media that showcases experiences, emotions, and thoughts on the evolving struggle for LGBTQIA+ rights and representation. Artists located in the United States of all backgrounds, identities, and those exploring all narratives of genderqueerness are invited to apply.

Accepted artists will receive a stipend to help offset the cost of production or transport of their work. RoCo’s community consists of a membership base of over 1,000 artists and art-appreciators, and many non-members who visit regularly and support their exhibitions. They offer a wide range of promotion, including daily social media posts, weekly newsletters, and posts to a variety of art and news websites. RoCo hopes to support both familiar faces and new artists through this exhibition and introduce their important artwork to RoCo’s audience.

About Rochester Contemporary Art Center

RoCo is a venue for the exchange of ideas whose mission is to support and exhibit artists who address pressing issues through their work, especially emerging artists, both from Rochester and beyond. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists. They host five or six exhibitions each year, including a Members Exhibition in the winter and an annual fundraising exhibition, 6×6, every summer. Other exhibitions are often curated or juried, many times in partnership with other local or regional organizations and curators. RoCi has a special focus and interest in providing curated video programs in their media room and public art in the park outside their building.

For more information, contact info@rochestercontemporary.org

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Creative Climate Awards (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Creative Climate Awards (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Human Impacts Institute announces a call for artists for the 2024 Creative Climate Awards (CCA), with the theme of Solutions from the Frontlines. Address the following prompt: How does your artwork amplify solutions from communities most impacted by climate change?

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Enter by: 10 March 2024

The Human Impacts Institute’s Creative Climate Awards (CCA) are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action.

Artwork submissions may include: all 2D works, films (shorts and features), 3D works (sculptures and installations), and performances (dance, theater, music).  Only completed pieces will be considered. Do not submit concept notes or requests for commissions.  Artists from communities that  are underrepresented and/or are most impacted by the climate crisis are strongly encouraged to apply. Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from New York City. Performers must be able to perform in New York City between April 20th and May 20th, 2024.

Creative Climate Awards Artist Benefits

The Creative Climate Awards are a month-long festival of virtual conversations, screenings, artist talks, and a citywide exhibit in New York City. The Creative Climate Awards exhibition and event provides an opportunity to creatively engage tens-of-thousands of people in climate action, while having your work seen by judges and mentors from some of the top art and environment institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, MOCADA, Children’s Museum of NY, PBS, and All Arts/WNET. Over the last decade, the Creative Climate Awards have showcased climate-inspired artwork from around the globe, including 194 artists from 31 countries and reached over 200,000 audience members.

About Human Impacts Institute

Climate change is complex and often overwhelming. The Human Impacts Institute knows that caring about something doesn’t necessarily lead us to meaningful impact. They make action personal and practical by highlighting new voices of leadership, connecting you to solutions in engaging ways, and welcoming you to a diverse, creative community that is addressing the root causes of the climate crisis.

For more information, contact programs@humanimpactsinstitute.org

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ART 64: Live Painting Tournament (Wauwatosa, WI) – Call For Artists

ART 64: Live Painting Tournament (Wauwatosa, WI) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Discover Wauwatosa announces its 3rd annual call for artists for ART 64, a 2-day, bracket-style painting tournament with a grand prize of $20,000. ART 64 presented by North Shore Bank takes place in The Village of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, highlighting diverse, nationwide artists and local businesses.

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Enter by: 1 March 2024

In three rounds, 64 artists are paired to go head-to-head and given 60 minutes to create a work of art on a predetermined theme on canvas. Members of the public, both in-person and virtually, are invited to watch the paintings come to life and vote for their favorite artists to advance online.

All accepted participants will receive money for participating: All 64 artists who participate will receive a minimum of $100. Artists who advance to Round 2 will receive $250 in total. Artists who advance to Round 3 will receive $750 in total. The sole winner of ART 64 will receive $20,000 in total.

The 2023 ART 64 event saw over 8,000 visitors in The Village of Wauwatosa, thousands of votes cast for artists, and over 100 tournament paintings sold.

Discover Wauwatosa will auction all artwork online through OneCause’s mobile bidding auction platform. If sold, artists receive 70% of sale. 20% commission goes to the Wauwatosa Parks Improvement Fund and will be used to contribute to park system improvements adding to visitors’ experience and enjoyment of parks and green spaces. 10% will be used toward funding the following year’s ART 64 program.

Testimonials

“ART 64 is like no other art competition out there. As an artist, I loved the interaction with the public and being able to be part of such a well organized and fun event. I enjoyed meeting other artists and art enthusiasts…it was such an amazing family oriented celebration of art and I encourage all to be a part of the experience.” – 2023 Winner, Lori Ehlke

“ART 64 was honestly the best event I’ve participated in. The caliber of artists was amazing. The Village of Wauwatosa was not only an amazing venue, but the support of the village & their respective vendors was unmatched. The event ran the weekend without a single hiccup, even despite tricky weather conditions. This crew knows exactly what they’re doing and how to run the best artist-centered event I’ve seen.” – 2022 Winner, Ben Otten

“We are excited to bring a wide range of artists to Wauwatosa to compete in this one-of-a-kind event. It is an opportunity to showcase their unique talents and allow residents and visitors to experience art and our vibrant community in a completely unique way,” says Melissa Weiss, Deputy City Administrator for the City of Wauwatosa.

About Discover Wauwatosa

Discover Wauwatosa is the tourism organization for The City of Wauwatosa, an urban enclave with a charming small-town feel located 15 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee. It is affectionately known as “Tosa” to the locals, and is home to many locally-owned shops and restaurants, loads of outdoor activities and experiences, and affordable accommodations.

For more information, contact art64tosa@newaukee.com

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Boston Marathon Winged Feet (Hopkinton, MA) – Call For Artists

Boston Marathon Winged Feet (Hopkinton, MA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Hopkinton Center for the Arts and 26.2 Foundation, 501(c)(3) organizations, invite artists to submit their design ideas for the Boston Marathon Winged Feet project, celebrating the 100th time Hopkinton served as the starting line of the Boston Marathon. Selected artists will be paired with a local business sponsor that will provide a stipend to cover the cost of art materials.

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Enter by: 5 February 2024

Artists will be provided a winged foot cut-out of Veritek. The winged feet will be approximately 2 feet wide by 3-foot-high exterior art installations. They will be mounted to metal poles and rest at eye level. Designs should be appropriate for all ages. The artwork will be on display outdoors mid-March through the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2024.

The Boston Marathon is the oldest marathon in the world. Hopkinton serves as the start time for the event and sees over 200,000 visitors and runners in the days leading up to the event and the day of this famous marathon. The designs will be on display in the plaza where the start line of the race is held.

The Boston Marathon Winged Feet project is a fundraiser for two non-profit organizations: Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the 26.2 Foundation. The artwork will be auctioned off after the running of the Marathon to help raise funds for these two organizations.

About Hopkinton Center for the Arts

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) is a visual and performing arts center located in Metrowest, Massachusetts.

The HCA offers classes for youth, teens, and adults in the visual and performing arts. Every year, over 2,000 students enjoy classes in fine art, dance, music, theater, filmmaking, photography, acting, and ceramics. In addition, students can take private music and art lessons with qualified instructors.

The Lotvin Family Gallery showcases a variety of exhibits, including juried exhibits, the HCA Members show, featured solo artist exhibits, and educational and community projects. Juried exhibits are curated by guest jurors who select pieces from submissions received during open calls for art. The Delbridge Family Performance Center is home to a variety of music, dance, and theatrical performances throughout the year. It is available for public rental.

The 26.2 Foundation’s signature project is the development of the International Marathon Center (IMC) in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, designed to honor, celebrate, and inspire the sport of marathoning. IMC plans call for a state-of-the-art education and conference facility, a marathon museum, and a hall of fame.

As a destination designed to engage multi-generational visitors intellectually, emotionally, and physically, the IMC will feature compelling programs on history, democracy, civics, fitness, nutrition, health, and human potential. Funded by individual and corporate philanthropy, the IMC will be located on the Boston Marathon race course, less than a mile from the starting line.

For more information, contact info@hopartscenter.org

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The Other Art Fair Dallas (May 2024) – Call For Artists

The Other Art Fair Dallas (May 2024) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Other Art Fair, presented by SaatchiArt, announces a call for artists for the 7th edition of The Other Art Fair Dallas, happening at Dallas Market Hall from May 9-12, 2024.

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Enter by: 21 January 2024

Artists that exhibit at The Other Art Fair Dallas gain access to unique marketing support from Saatchi Art, including:

  • Create a free profile on SaatchiArt. This profile opens you and your artwork to a worldwide base of art collectors, expanding your online community and reach.
  • The opportunity to be chosen by the curation and fair team for multiple Saatchi Art collections, exclusively highlighting artworks of The Other Art Fair exhibitors. These collections are promoted by Saatchi Art and The Other Art Fair.
  • The opportunity to be chosen as featured artwork for marketing pre-Fair by Saatchi Art and The Other Art Fair through email, web, and social promoting the edition of The Other Art Fair where you will be exhibiting.

Are you a first-time exhibitor? You belong here. The Fair provides support to artists, including:

  • A marketing workshop that provides helpful tips to inviting your community, no matter how small or large, plus inspiration for how to best curate your stand.
  • Personalized marketing assets that you can use on social media and email, to share with your contacts.
  • Access to an artist portal with logos, marketing assets, recorded workshops, and important details and deadlines, making marketing collateral easy to find.
  • A valued place in a community of artists that you can go to for friendship, advice, expertise, and support.

About The Other Art Fair

Presented by SaatchiArt, the world’s leading online art gallery, the Fair is a global gathering of creative thinkers, game changers, and pleasure seekers sharing emerging talent and unforgettable experiences. Set against the backdrop of the world’s biggest cities, each fair is different. The Fair combines boundary-pushing, yet always affordable, works with immersive installations, performances, and the odd tattoo or taxidermy class thrown in for good measure.

Art isn’t confined to convention or rule, and how you enjoy it shouldn’t be either. A place where art feels accessible, where everyone fits in, where the experience exists outside of four white walls and the same four artists? That’s not normal. That’s The Other Art Fair.

For more information, contact kalyani.franklin@theotherartfair.com

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Japan Parade Art Contest 2024 (New York City) – Call For Artists

Japan Parade Art Contest 2024 (New York City) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Japan Day announces a call for artists for the Japan Parade Art Contest 2024.

The Japan Parade Art Contest began in 2012 as the Japan Day Art Contest, when the public was first invited to submit illustrations for official posters, flyers, and programs. The contest was such a success, resulting in so many splendid entries and yielding such wonderful winning artwork, that the art contest became an annual part of the Japan Day event. This year marks the 12th annual Art Contest and the third Japan Parade Art Contest.

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Enter by: 19 January 2024

The winning artwork will be used as the main visual for the Japan Parade & Street Fair 2024 collateral materials. There will be a Grand Prize Winner, Second Prize Winner, and four Honorable Mentions, who will all receive prizes, including two round trip airplane tickets from New York City to Japan, a one night stay at a Japanese-inspired B&B in Connecticut, Brand Watches from Citizen Watch America, and Salonpas OTC Pain Relieving Products.

Japan Parade & Street Fair 2023 was visited by approximately 50,000 people.

About Japan Day

Japan Day Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit active since 2007 and the organizer of the Japan Day @ Central Park event until 2019. The event was reborn as the Japan Parade & Street Fair in 2022. Japan Day Inc’s activities aim to encourage cultural exchange, express appreciation for New York City, and strengthen the local Japanese American community. Japan Day Inc is proud to feature many cultural organizations and units from around New York City that showcase many aspects of traditional and modern Japanese culture.

For more information, contact info@japandaynyc.org

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Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Newport Beach (City) announces a call for entries for Phase IX of its ongoing Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of its Civic Center Park. Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the 14-acre, ocean-view site specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden.

The Civic Center is the heart of Newport Beach – home to City Hall, administrative offices, and the spectacular Central Library building. The Park welcomes residents and visitors year-round for free concerts on the lawn, art shows, docent-led sculpture tours, visits to the dog park, and leisurely trail walks among the environmentally-friendly native plant life.

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Enter by: 24 January 2024

The Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition transforms Civic Center Park into a “museum without walls,” constantly evolving as new, bold contemporary works from world-class artists rotate through, delighting and enriching park visitors. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration to be installed from June 2024 to June 2026.

Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $5,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork. No other fees or expense reimbursements are offered. Honorarium shall be used to cover round-trip transportation of the artwork to and from the exhibition site, structural engineering documents (if required), any insurance needed or desired for artwork transport and display, and for the cost of on-site availability during installation and removal.

Artists will receive half of the honorarium upon delivery of the artwork to the site for installation, inspection and acceptance by the City; and the second half of the payment after de-installation at the conclusion of the two-year exhibition period.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County (ArtsOC) is the independent nonprofit arts council for Orange County, California, and is dedicated to sustaining, strengthening, and advancing the county’s creative ecology. Designated by the County as its official local arts agency, ArtsOC is the community’s leading advocate and service provider for the arts and arts education. With deep experience as both consultant and facilitator for both public art calls and Arts Master Plans for local government, ArtsOC has been contracted by the City of Newport Beach to facilitate the submission and selection process for the Exhibition since its beginning.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org

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Milford Town Park Mural (Massachusetts) – Call For Artists

Milford Town Park Mural (Massachusetts) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Milford Cultural Council announces a call for artists to submit designs for the Milford Town Park Mural, to be included on the multipurpose training wall of a Fitness CourtⓇ this spring.  The mural wall will be 32′ L x 7′ H in size and printed digitally on high quality anti-graffiti laminated vinyl. The front side of the Fitness Court training wall will also feature four small zones of artwork (“windows”) framing the Fitness Court usage and reference information.

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Enter by: 12 January 2024

Artwork can be created in any medium; however, it must be submitted digitally. Artwork should promote positive, light-hearted imagery and represent local or regional values unique to the area. The goal is to share fun, vibrant, innovative artwork that tells the story of wellness and fitness in the community.

In addition to having the artwork available in Milford Town Park for years to come, the winning artist will receive a $5,000 grant after the Fitness Court is installed. Plus, the two side panels of the training wall will feature the selected artist’s headshot, logo, and a short bio/description of the work.

The winning artist will be joining a network of over 30 artists across the country who have participated in the public art aspect of the National Fitness Campaign. All winning artists are featured on the campaign website.

The 2024 Town Park Fitness Court mural project adds a new phase to the MCC’s ongoing Art in the Parks initiative, conducted in partnership with the Milford Parks Department and Highway Department.

About Milford Cultural Council

As a local partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Milford Cultural Council seeks to promote excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Milford residents, thereby contributing to the vitality of the community and economy. The council is particularly interested in continuing to create public art as a means of enriching community spaces with color and beauty, creating spots for interaction and conversation, and helping bring all residents together.

For more information, contact culturalcouncil@townofmilford.com

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Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Massachusetts) – Call For Artists

Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Massachusetts) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists for the July – December 2024 exhibits. Artists must be from the New England region. The Library mounts twenty-three exhibits per year in two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, the galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons.

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Enter by: 8 December 2023

Newton Free Library Art Exhibits Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England region artists. Artists from a variety of ethnicities and life experiences are encouraged to apply.

Free-standing sculptural pieces not eligible.

A jury of professional artists meets twice each year to select shows for the following year.

Given that free gallery space is difficult to come by, it is a boon for artists that, if selected, they show fee-free. The library has a robust social media presence and will do an extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. Library patrons are keenly tuned into the gallery spaces – visiting and spending time appreciating the works shown. Many artists meet with success in selling their work. There is no commission for work sold. There is no fee to apply.

Testimonials

“I’ve had the privilege and honor of showing my work at the Newton Free Library four times in the past 10 years. Because of its exceptionally high patronage, sales have always been robust in this free exhibit space. Great care is taken in the organizing of these shows and the library provides an excellent Walker hanging system making installation a breeze.”

“As an award winning, gallery represented, Copley Master artist, this is one of my favorite venues in terms of sales, exposure, and enthusiasm of the visiting patrons. I highly recommend this venue for any visual artist.”

About Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, Massachusetts, a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90,000. Many residents are highly-educated and the population includes more than one Nobel Prize winner.

Residents enjoy the art exhibits in the library’s galleries and eagerly await them each month. The highly-visible galleries are located just off the main entrance door. Visitors walk by the galleries as they come into the building. There is competition for exhibitions where many award-winning artists have been featured.

For more information, contact admin@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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