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Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

The City of Penticton, BC, Canada announces a call for artists for their Public Sculpture Exhibition. Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition (PPSE) is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton. The city is looking for up to six (6) sculptures to be located along the Okanagan Lake waterfront or downtown and one (1) larger feature sculpture for the Front Street roundabout.

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Deadline: 6 Dec 2020

The Penticton Sculpture Walk Exhibition is committed to serving the public by providing access to various mediums of public sculpture. It is well noted that public art slows down the pedestrian traffic, providing a positive impact on the enjoyment and mood of the general public, that influences how people see and connect within their communities, and provides an opportunity for dialogue between friends and strangers alike. Through an annual revolving collection of sculptures, the City of Pentiction hopes to provide a freshness to public art that engages, connects, and provides its community with a sense of image and identity, as well as including Artists as contributors to this cultural fabric.

The exhibition is open to professional sculptors of all backgrounds. Previously completed sculpture photos, or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture and photo examples of previous work must be included.

Lakefront/downtown sculptures are required to remain on site for the duration of one year (May 2021 -April 2022). The roundabout sculpture may be negotiated into a two year term (May 2021- April 2023).

Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to and from site. Pedestals/ pads will be provided by the PPSE.
Artists will retain the ownership of their sculpture and be responsible for carrying comprehensive insurance to cover it in the event of theft or vandalism and public liability or will sign an indemnification in favour of the City of Penticton for any liability claims against the City as a result of the existence or location of the sculpture within the City during the exhibition. The risk of loss or damage to the sculpture will always be borne by the artist, and the artist will be responsible to repair and or replace all or part of the sculpture in the event of loss or damage thereto during the exhibition.

The City will enter into a lease agreement with the artist for the duration of the exhibition. The artist is responsible to uphold all terms and conditions of the agreement as set out by the City.

City staff and/or City contractors will perform the installation to ensure that the work is done in accordance with City standards, and to optimize the viewing of the sculpture. Sculptures will be placed in predetermined locations at the discretion of the PPSE committee and City. Artists are encouraged to be present for the installation of their sculpture(s) in May, 2021, and removal in April, 2022. In the event the artist cannot be present, they are required to provide in writing a representative to be present on their behalf.

At the end of the lease any sales/leases of sculptures will be conducted solely by the artist or their agent and will not involve the City. The City will be responsible for media relations and publicity for the sculpture exhibition. The artist will retain copyright for their sculpture and grant the City a license to take and distribute images of the sculptures. Any other likeness or models of the sculpture will not be created without the explicit permission of the artist.

Public Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Artists will be paid a set lease price of $2,000 for the waterfront/downtown sculptures and $4,000 for the roundabout sculpture. In addition to the lease amounts, prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ($500, $300, and $200 respectively) will be awarded.

With Penticton being a year-round tourist destination in British Columbia’s heart of the Okanagan, chosen artists will benefit by receiving access to the general public for a period of one full year for the waterfront or downtown sites, and a possible two year period for the Front Street roundabout site. Throughout the lease period, artists also gain access to further leasing or sales opportunities that may conclude at the end of the lease period. These further opportunities will be conducted solely by the artist and outside of the involvement of the City.

About the City of Penticton

Nestled between two lakes, Penticton enjoys long, hot summers, dry winters, and more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year. It is located in the southern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Easily accessed by major highways and airports.

It is known for its beaches, wine, and orchards, not to mention a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Hop on your bike to discover award-winning wineries and trails with stellar views. Shop at the bustling outdoor market, peruse art galleries or go skating at the modern Community Centre. Ski champagne powder slopes or take in a hockey game or concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Penticton, from the Interior Salish word snpintktn, is commonly translated as “a place to stay forever,” or more accurately, “a place where people live year-round.” It’s the kind of place where people come to visit for the holidays – and never want to leave.

For more information, contact ckyeske@me.com.

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Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition (Newport Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition (Newport Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

The City of Newport Beach (City) is pleased to announce a call for entries for Phase VI of its ongoing Invitational Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site.

This is a unique opportunity to display artworks in a serene, ocean-view setting made to be beautified by sculpture. This exhibition has consistently delighted and enriched visitors with the works of world-class artists both local and national.

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Deadline: 8 Dec 2020

Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean-view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. The Civic Center Park has developed into a destination for residents and visitors to gather for events and activities including summer concerts on the lawn, art shows, docent-led sculpture park tours, visits to the dog park, or leisurely walks along the park’s winding trail, appreciating its environmentally-friendly expanse of native plant life. As home to City Hall, City administrative offices, and the Central Branch of the city’s public library system, the Civic Center is the heart of Newport Beach.

Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,500 and $6,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork. Honoraria will be determined at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee depending on the artist’s preliminary budget, complexity of the project, weight, and size. The honoraria shall be used to cover 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 fees for on-site availability during installation and removal. No other fees or expense reimbursements are offered. Artists will receive half of the honorarium upon signing the contract and the second half of the payment after de-installation.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County, an independent nonprofit organization, is the officially-designated local arts agency of the County of Orange and its official state-local arts agency partner. It is the leader in building appreciation of, participation in, and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. Arts Orange County manages the submission process for this Exhibition on behalf of the City of Newport Beach, which declared a mission for its Civic Center Park to act as a “Museum Without Walls”.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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GZ-Basel (Ongoing Virtual Art Fair) – Call For Artists

GZ-Basel (Ongoing Virtual Art Fair) – Call For Artists

GaleriaZero announces a call for artists for GZ-Basel 2020/21, an ongoing, virtual art fair.

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Deadline: 30 Oct 2020

If your art is approved, then at least 2 artworks will be included in the virtual art fair. Artwork will be included in a printable catalog that can be ordered online. Works will be added during the year and promoted in social media and virtual art magazines.

The work of the included artists will be online and for sale until end 2021. Sales commission is 25%. The artist agrees that the real work will be delivered to the buyer in case of sale. GaleriaZero will be helpful to make this process as successful and fluid as possible.

Being selected for the GZ-Basel virtual art fair means that your work will be approved for eventual inclusion in the physical art event that will take place in Basel in May / June 2021.

About GaleriaZero

GaleriaZero has organized and curated international art events since 1997. They have had successful art exhibitions in Barcelona, New York, Paris, Berlin, Basel, London, China, and Japan. GaleriaZero has participated in leading art fairs such as TokyoArtFair, Shanghai Artfair, Loop Barcelona, and Artshopping Paris. They encourage artists with the realization of physical individual exhibitions and the creation of professional full color catalogs of high quality. All events receive extensive promotion in social media and professional publicity resources.

For more information, contact submission@galeriazero.info.

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Gallery Without Walls (Lake Oswego, OR) – Call For Artists

Gallery Without Walls (Lake Oswego, OR) – Call For Artists

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego (ACLO) is pleased to invite artist submissions of up to three works of art per artist for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized, award-winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls exhibit. In its twenty first year, this program’s mission is to integrate art into the daily lives of local residents and visitors by presenting works from artists that resonate with people of diverse backgrounds. Public Art in Lake Oswego fosters a sense of place for the City, it enriches built and natural environments, encourages economic development, promotes sustainability, and provides opportunities for exploration, discovery, and delight.

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Deadline: 23 Nov 2020

Artists can submit completed works and proposals for new works to be completed by installation in August of 2021. Artwork will be on display throughout the downtown business district for a two-year exhibition period starting in the summer of 2021 and ending in the summer of 2023. Submissions will be evaluated by a Selection Committee based upon the overall quality and merit of the submitted art works. The Arts Council seeks works of a variety of media including sculpture, new media, projections, and murals. They encourage proposals that engage, educate, and inspire the community. Submissions of artwork that has been created within the last three years is highly encouraged.

Gallery Without Walls Program Goals

  • Display quality art work suitable for public display in a downtown, outdoor setting
  • Support artists in showing their work to new audience
  • Display art that contributes to the sense of pride in our community
  • Strengthen and sustain our nationally recognized GWW program

Logistics

Artworks are generally displayed on concrete plinths of varying sizes and locations. There are options (while limited) for earth mounting works in a park or green space as well as utilizing building facades for proposed murals, projections, or similar. A limited number of plinth locations have electrical capability. Selected artists will be notified of their anchoring/display method in May. Anchor methods are either anchor bolts or weld only depending on the assigned site location. The engineer typically requires 1/2″ Titen HD bolts that screw through the sculpture base. Bolts are provided by the Arts Council. Base plate holes must be drilled to 3/4″ to accommodate bolts.

Concrete pads range in size from 2 x 2′ – 7 x 7′ (4 – 49 square ft.). Weld only pads require weld-able tabs on the sculpture/sculpture base. If welding, ACLO will provide a welder and contractor on-site for installation and de-installation. The Arts Council’s provided contractor will install all works of art and artists (or an artist representative) are required to attend installation.

Upon installation and during the two-year exhibition period, the City will maintain liability insurance to cover any damages, should they occur. It is the artist’s responsibility to deliver and be present (or send a representative) for installation and de-installation of the work. Artwork cannot be shipped as there are no available vehicles, storage space, or staff for this purpose.
The Arts Council reserves the right to reject work that, upon delivery, differs from the original proposal, or does not meet standards of durability, safety and quality. Artists in the current 2020-2022 GWW exhibition are ineligible to apply and encouraged to apply next year

Gallery Without Walls Artist Benefits

Up to fifteen artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee to display in Lake Oswego, OR. Selected artists will be:

  • Awarded an honorarium of $1000
  • Eligible for an annual People’s Choice purchase award of up to $20,000 (with a 30% gallery fee)
  • Invited to attend the annual Gallery Without Walls Celebration in September. (This is a community celebration premiering the new sculptures and recognizing artists and all who support this wonderful program.)

Selected artists will enter into a two-year contract with the City of Lake Oswego for the exhibition loan period. During the exhibition period, works will be available for sale with a 30% gallery fee, if sold, paid to the Arts Council. Sold artworks must remain on display for the contracted exhibition period.

About the Arts Council of Lake Oswego

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego works to ensure the arts are an integral part of life in the community. With the purpose of placement and preservation of public art in Lake Oswego, ACLO provides access to art exhibitions for residents and visitors, and advance lifelong learning about the arts through educational programs and docent tours. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego administers the public art program partnering with the City and community to select, site, and maintain the nationally recognized Gallery Without Walls public art program, maintains the City’s permanent art collection of over 250 works, and provides accessible arts programming for the community.

For more information, contact sgjohnson@lakeoswego.city.

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Good Trouble / U Decide Exhibition (Washington, DC) – Call For Artists

Good Trouble  / U Decide Exhibition (Washington, DC) – Call For Artists

The Center for Contemporary Political Art (CCPArt) announces a call for artists for the Good Trouble / U Decide: America’s artists honor the legacy of John Lewis exhibition. CCPArt will provide words for nine issue-oriented get-out-the vote posters. You provide the powerful original art/images for one or more of the posters. Make the words come alive.

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Deadline: 3 Oct 2020

No fees to enter

The sponsoring organizations, CCPArt and Millennium Arts Salon are 501-(c )-(3)s located in Washington, DC. Millennium Arts Salon is the premier arts organization in Washington, DC dedicated to promoting African and African American visual art. Together, they will present the Good Trouble exhibition as a public service. Art can inform and inspire needed social and political change.

Political analysts in Washington believe that if the Russians don’t interfere too much, turn-out may decide the winner of what may be the most consequential election of our time. It’s CCPArt’s civic duty, and yours, to encourage every registered voter to actually vote in this year’s election. Use your creativity and talent to help determine the future of the United States at this difficult time in its history. If you’ve seen the signage and political posters both parties produce, you’ll understand why we think, together, we can do better. Hopefully, we’ll all benefit as a result.

A jury of experts will select the winning entries. CCPArt will print the posters from the jpegs you submit. The posters will be exhibited in Washington and online.

About The Center for Contemporary Political Art

The Center for Contemporary Political Art is the only art space in the Nation’s Capital dedicated exclusively to presenting art addressing current political issues in real time. CCPArt’s first exhibition was a juried open call show, Defining the Art of Change in the Age of Trump. It launched in September 2018, in time for that year’s mid-term elections.

In an essay written for CCPArt’s first catalog, Dorothea Dietrich, a professor of art history at Princeton before becoming chair of the department of art history and design at Pratt, compared the Defining exhibit to the First International Dada Fair in 1920 in Berlin. CCPArt can think of no higher compliment or, unfortunately, a more apt comparison.

For more information, contact goodtrouble@politicsartus.org.

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HCL Artist In Residence Program (Chicago, IL) – Call For Artists

HCL Artist In Residence Program (Chicago, IL) – Call For Artists

High Concept Labs (HCL) announces a call for artists for their flagship program, the HCL Artist in Residence, designed to promote the growth of artists and their work by providing an environment of experimentation and discovery that is accessible and supports the artist. It is fundamental for High Concept Labs to provide tangible, direct, and nimble resources for artists that meet their specific needs to continue to grow their practice. Artists across disciplines are invited to apply for support of the creation of new work in any stage of development.

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Deadline: 25 Sept 2020

Artists receive free studio space, documentation, marketing, and fundraising support. They have the opportunity to show work at every stage of creation with HCL producing support. In 2020, HCL is instituting a $1,000 cash stipend per Residency, to be remitted over the course of the residency year. During the residency, artists are encouraged to further their research, funding, and development support for their project. In addition, they may organize and are encouraged to participate in HCL-organized events designed to open the studio in order to spur, develop, examine, and articulate ideas, including:

  • peer-to-peer showings
  • facilitated dialogues
  • workshops
  • digital documentation as a process tool
  • reflective writing
  • access to the resources of partners, research institutions, and the civic community

HCL Artist In Residence Studios

The total studio size is 1,700 square feet. It has 6 pillars that run three feet from the length of two walls. The room is enclosed by two glass walls visible from the common hallways and two solid walls. The studio floor is three inches high from the hallway floor, requiring a small step up. The room has three lockable exit/entry doors.

The studio provides 1,500 square feet of sprung wood flooring with marley. It is equipped with 1 ceiling-mounted projector, PA system, baby grand Steinway piano, 20 folding chairs, 4 stools, floor cushions, and 2 folding tables.

The two glass walls of the studio allow in the lighting from the common hallways. They have motion sensors programmed by Mana Contemporary. The glass walls may create a reverberant space for sound and music. For full privacy, sound management and light control, black cloths are available by HCL. HCL can schedule temporary shutoff of the sensors by special request. For any installation requiring drilling or hanging into wall and ceiling surfaces please consult with HCL staff.

About High Concept Labs

Since its foundation in 2009, High Concept Labs has been providing Chicago artists with flexible, affordable space in which to develop projects and new works. HCL began by sharing the only thing it had to offer – space – specifically, a warehouse located in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood, that artists could use to develop their projects. Over the course of its first year, HCL evolved into a full-fledged arts service organization, assisting artists with administration, publicity, and production. From inception, HCL’s goal was simple: to grow art.

For more information, contact info@highconceptlabs.org.

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The Babel Masks (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

The Babel Masks (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

The Librarian of Babel has announced a virtual exhibition of original artist’s masks, The Babel Masks. The mask must perform the normal function of a medical mask – to cover and protect the nose and mouth to prevent or minimize droplets from escaping or entering. It must be physically wearable in such a way that it can perform this essential function. After meeting this requirement, the mask may be of any design, shape, or size, of any medium or media.

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Deadline: 19 Sept 2020

Submission guidelines: Submit three JPG images of one original mask of your own design and creation which envisions the mask as a statement of fashion, ceremonial use, or everyday apparel in the year 2120.

There is no fee to submit or exhibit. Acceptance date is September 26th. This is an entirely virtual project due to COVID restrictions.

Since this is a virtual exhibition, there are no shipping, travel, insurance, or drop-off or pickup costs. This opportunity is open to artists anywhere. There is no age restriction or location limitation for applicants, nor any other restriction apart from the requirement to follow the brief, photograph your work well, and send it via internet to the exhibition as instructed by the prospectus, so the number of eligible artists is as comprehensive as it can be.

The exhibit will be online from October 2020 to May 2021.

The Babel Masks Artist Benefits

Your work will be seen and selected by respected curators and have visibility online as part of the project for six months. After that it will be permanently archived at the Librarian of Babel website. Each artist will be featured individually on social media outlets for one week. Your work, statement, and bio will be included in a color catalog, available as a print-on-demand book, ISBN marked and listed on several internet publishing outlets. Through the publisher, the book price will be deeply discounted for participating artists.

You will have the opportunity to share your work personally and meet a new coterie of artists via virtual live-streaming and live events. Your work will be archived at the Librarian of Babel website as part of an ongoing archive. You will retain all copyright and permission to your work.

About The Librarian of Babel

The Librarian of Babel is a virtual institution which seeks to gather, create, and collect work which speaks to the present moment in terms of the micro-histories of our culture, especially as they proliferate endlessly and rapidly in virtual space and time. Moments and histories that would be neglected in the traditional arc of historical study are of moment to the Librarian of Babel.

Created in 2015, the Librarian of Babel has hosted collaborative events in Boston and Toronto and has conducted research and created work in Montreal, Berlin, Boston, and New York.

For more information, contact babelmasks@librarianofbabel.com.

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Infinite Uncertainty Group Exhibition (Albany, NY) – Call For Artists

Infinite Uncertainty Group Exhibition (Albany, NY) – Call For Artists

Opalka Gallery at The Sage Colleges in Albany, NY announces a call for artists for Infinite Uncertainty, a group exhibition. The gallery will mount a large group exhibition from September 1 to October 10, 2020, showcasing work from regional artists made during or in response to the current global pandemic and social and political unrest. The exhibition will be installed in the gallery and posted online if Opalka is not able to open to the public or if viewing is limited.

Through Infinite Uncertainty, Opalka Gallery is interested in representing the full range of artistic response to our current moment: new projects instigated, old ones revisited, creative bursts, and detours in your practice. The gallery hopes to offer insight into how the unprecedented global disruption, looming economic fallout, pain surrounding the country’s glaring social injustices, and persistent uncertainty have affected regional artists and their work.

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Deadline: 13 Jul 2020

Infinite Uncertainty is open to all artists of all media to participate in a group exhibition. For this call, the gallery defines regional as anyone living or working within a 100 mile radius from Albany, New York.

Participating artists are encouraged to submit proposals for performances and events (most likely virtual) such as artist lectures, panel discussions, and virtual studio visits in September and October. Concurrently, artist Daesha Devón Harris will use collected images and writing from hundreds of Capital Region residents to create a site-specific community portrait at Opalka Gallery that provides insight into what this moment in time has meant for the community.

Artists selected will receive a $200 exhibition stipend. The gallery will cover costs of shipping or pick up and delivery. The work chosen for the exhibition will be available for sale, with 60% of the sale price directly benefiting the artist.

Juror Bios

The Infinite Uncertainty exhibition will be juried by regional artists and curators Sharon Bates, Stacey Robinson, Ellen Letcher, and Julie Torres as well as Opalka Gallery staff, Judie Gilmore and Amy Griffin.

Sharon Bates is a visual artist, an independent curator, and the Founding Director of the Albany International Airport Art & Culture Program, which has become a national model for public art. As an artist, Bates has exhibited site-specific installations and mixed media work in Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; and throughout the Northeast. In 2018, Opalka Gallery presented a solo exhibition of her work titled Sharon Bates: Exhibit B. Recent awards include 2019 Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program, Visiting Artist Residency; 2018 Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Granville, NY and 2017 Lillian Heller Artist Residency, at Chesterwood, Stockbridge.

Stacey Robinson, is a visual artist and Assistant Professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a Arthur A. Schomburg fellow, he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University at Buffalo. He was a 2019-2020 Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African & African-American Research, at Harvard University where he researched hip-hop’s multimodal performance practice as activism. His multimedia work discusses ideas of “Black Utopias” as decolonized spaces of peace by considering Black affluent, self-sustaining communities, Black protest movements, and the arts that document(ed) them.

Artists and partners Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres have been curating independently and together for the past 10 years. They met in 2010 at Famous Accountants, the Ridgewood NY gallery that Letcher co-founded in 2009, and moved together to Hudson NY in 2016. They enjoy collaborating as both artists and curators, as well as making their own work and organizing their own projects. In 2018, Letcher and Torres took the reins at LABspace gallery in Hillsdale NY, founded by artist Susan Jennings.

They are deeply engaged in the Hudson Valley, Berkshire, Capital Region, and greater NY art communities by connecting artists at LABspace, attending area exhibitions and studios, exhibiting their own artwork, and guest-curating in other spaces. Their projects have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Rail, Chronogram and Two Coats of Paint. Their current show, Space Case at LABspace, features artists who run exhibition spaces throughout VA, NC and TN. They welcome safe, masked visits by appointment.

About Opalka Gallery

The Opalka Gallery is the formal exhibition facility of The Sage Colleges. Located on the Sage College of Albany, NY, campus, the Opalka’s primary focus is on modern and contemporary art and design from nationally recognized artists. An important part of the cultural life in the Capital Region, the Gallery frequently hosts lectures, films, concerts, and other events in conjunction with its exhibitions.

The Opalka Gallery was constructed in 2002 with funds generously donated by the Opalka family. The 7,400 square foot facility includes a vaulted gallery and a 75-seat lecture/presentation hall. The Opalka replaced Rathbone Gallery, which served The Sage Colleges for 25 years and garnered international attention for the quality and significance of its exhibitions.

The Opalka Gallery is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, The Exhibition Alliance, and the Museum Association of New York.

For more information, contact opalka@sage.edu.

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Central Avenue Artwork Installation (Jersey City, NJ) – Call For Artists

Central Avenue Artwork Installation (Jersey City, NJ) – Call For Artists

Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation in Jersey City, NJ seeks creative proposals for public Central Avenue Artwork Installation within the shopping district. Artwork must be considered family-friendly or suitable for all members of an average family.

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Deadline: 24 Jul 2020

The Central Avenue Artwork Installation artwork should complement Central Avenue’s main street environment and contribute to positive energy, boost morale, and upbeat attitudes among residents, visitors, and shoppers. This project will further the neighborhood’s long-term goal of adding art destination to Hudson County’s distinct resume.

The artist with the winning mural design(s) will receive agreed monetary compensation and be featured on the organization’s website and other social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Artists will have the opportunity to address the public at a press conference.

About Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

Central Avenue in Jersey City prides itself on the outdoor art gallery along the shopping corridor. This past spring, New Jersey Advance Media named Central Avenue the most eye-popping one mile walk in Jersey City. This year will mark Central Avenue’s eleventh consecutive year installing artwork. With over 20 art pieces on the avenue, colorful artwork is appreciated by hundreds of shoppers each day.

For more information, contact alima@jcheights.com.

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EcoHouse Artist Residency (Costa Rica) – Call For Artists

EcoHouse Artist Residency (Costa Rica) – Call For Artists

The Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation announces a call for artists for the EcoHouse Artist Residency, Costa Rica. Strengthen your mind, body, and spirit by immersing yourself in nature. Let the clean water, air, and sunshine be your medicine. The residency is a luxurious 6,000 sq. ft. Spanish Villa that sits on 1.5 acres of land. It is located within a small community in the mountains. Surrounding it is the jungle, breathtaking views, and miles of dirt roads and trails to meander, run, hike, and explore. There is a family owned restaurant, Mirador Donde Andrés, with delicious food a 20 minute walk away.

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Deadline: 20 Jul 2020

Accommodations:

  • 2 private rooms, each with matrimonial bed and private bathroom
  • 1 communal bedroom with 2 XL bunk beds (pillow top mattresses), attached large bathroom with Jacuzzi
  • Beds made by local artisan from wood repurposed from fallen trees
  • Natural cooling in each bedroom provided by ceiling fans
  • Covered wrap around veranda provides artists with 2 hammocks for relaxing, reflecting, or meditating in the cool evening jungle breeze
  • Main Studio 20 ft x 22 ft  with up to 4 spaces available with natural light and large wooden doors with view to backyard gardens
  • Open air studios on covered veranda overlooking jungle
  • Writer’s private room studio with desk and chair, matrimonial bed, and attached bathroom facing a butterfly garden

Duration of residency: 2 weeks to 3 months (longer stays available on approval)

Cost: $18-56 a day depending on length of stay and shared or private room

Included in cost:

  • Shuttle service to and from airport (SJO)
  • Free wi-fi, weekly maid service, and fully equipped community kitchen
  • Continental self-serve breakfast Monday through Friday
  • Prepared gourmet vegetarian meal at 5 pm Monday through Friday
  • Trips to the grocery store, local fruit/vegetable stands, and Farmer’s Markets
  • A variety of power tools, drills, electric saws, wrenches, screw drivers, machetes, and a Dremel available for use

Artists bring needed supplies for their projects. Mauser Foundation will be happy to help facilitate an order and pick up. Please be sure to give ample notice.

Mauser Foundation welcomes applicants from all races, cultures, and lifestyles. No fee to apply.

EcoHouse Artist Residency Artist Benefits

The EcoHouse Artist Residency is the perfect place for all types of nature loving artists to come get healthy and be creative.

The program focuses on furnishing artists with healthy gourmet delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast and dinner 5 days a week with ingredients that are either grown on site or locally and sustainably sourced), comfortable and beautiful accommodations, ample work space, and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can can flourish.

You will be surrounded by dozens of different species of birds, butterflies, insects, flowers, and plants. It is common to have toucans, scarlet macaws, monkeys, coatis, and sloths pass through. There is a stream that runs through the lower half of the property. Phenomenal sunrises and sunsets and marvelous natural light all day.

The yard is filled with edible fruits like plantains, papayas, and lemons. There is a working greenhouse. Produce and herbs are grown on site. Help yourself! There is lemongrass, mint, stevia, holy, and purple basil to name a few.

Heather, our on-site artist and EcoHouse Coordinator welcomes and delights in giving tours of the property’ sustainable features including the medicinal and tropical plants.

There is a library of books at the residency to learn about permaculture, sustainability, and Costa Rican wildlife and plants.

Mauser Foundation plans trips to the beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monkey Mangrove Tour, Cacao Farms, waterfalls (including Rainmaker), cloud forests, volcanos, and nature reserves (available for an additional cost).

About Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation

The program at the Mauser EcoHouse is all about providing a beautiful, tranquil, and inspirational space where artists can immerse themselves in their individual projects. Artists are encouraged to be self directed and pursue their own creative ideas.

Some specifics about Costa Rica:

  • Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up .03% of the planet’s surface.
  • There are 801 miles of coastline in Costa Rica.
  • Costa Rica is one of the most valued environmental destinations. Approximately 25% of the country has protected forests and reserves.

The Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving the quality of life on the planet. They believe it is possible to find a harmonious balance between technology and nature.

For more information, contact heather@mauserfoundation.org

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