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Pre-Shrunk Art Show (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Pre-Shrunk Art Show (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Argyle Fine Art announces a call for artists for the 16th annual Pre-Shrunk Art Show. It’s the biggest “small” show of the year! The much loved annual group show asks artists to create small works on 4”x5” surfaces. Argyle encourages submissions from both established and emerging artists in their preferred mediums and all ages of artists.

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Deadline: 4 Jan 2020

Works must be on a 4×5” surface. Pieces that do not measure 4×5” will not be considered. Do not use the thin canvas or masonite boards. They are not easily wall mountable for the buyer and tend not to sell as well as other surfaces in the show. If you are sculpting the base of your sculpture must be 4×5”, but there is no height limit. Artists may submit a maximum of 5 pieces.

Do not attach hanging devices. The gallery will take care of this for continuity. If you are working on paper, it must be archival and mounted on a sturdy 4×5” surface that can be hung on the wall. Works done with materials such as charcoal and pastels must be fixed to protect the work. Submissions must be new and not previously shown.

If the jury selects your work, then you will be notified by phone or email the following week. You will then be required to bring the work in person or by mail. You will be responsible to ship your work.

Pieces that are selected for this year’s exhibition will be priced at $175 each, with standard 50% commission. Keep this price in mind when creating your pieces.

Show opens to the public on Friday, January 24th from 7-9 PM.

Pre-Shrunk Art Show Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will benefit in having their art seen and purchased/collected by our large customer base in person as well as online. Argyle will promote each artist’s work throughout the duration of the show on their blog and social media sites. The show will encourage artists to work small. Argyle encourages artists to connect with the others that will be selected for the show. This exhibit has a sense of community. It fosters new relationships with artists and the gallery. In fact, the gallery has continued to work with many of the artists discovered from this exhibit after the show has ended.

Argyle Fine Art

Argyle Fine Art is unique in Halifax as it’s the only gallery with a strong focus on emerging talent. It is very involved with the community at large.

Argyle Fine Art opened it’s doors on Argyle Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia in July 2000. The gallery has changed since then, with the main focus being on emerging to mid-career artists from Atlantic Canada. They have been referred to as one of Halifax’s most progressive galleries and named Best Gallery by The Coast year after year. They pride themselves in presenting art in a venue that is inviting and not pretentious. Art is for everyone.

Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned collector, Argyle Fine Art represents a unique variety of contemporary art by established and emerging Canadian artists. Selection includes painting, drawing, limited edition prints, fibre, sculpture, and photography.

For more information, contact gallery@argylefa.com.

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Fall Into Halloween (Online Competition) – Side Arts Call For Artists

Fall Into Halloween (Online Competition) – Side Arts Call For Artists

Join other artists promoting their art in the Artist Basics call for artists series. Cash, awards, and services are focused on providing artists the basics they need for professional development. Enter as many times as you like per call.

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Deadline: 15 Oct 2019

Side Arts announces a call for artists for Fall Into Halloween. Submit artwork that represents what the fall season means to you. Consider acorns, apples, back to school, bales of hay, chestnut, chilly, cider, corn, falling leaves, feast, football, ghosts, gourds, Halloween, harvest, hayride, pumpkin, scarecrow, scary, and turkeys. Real rewards with every entry! Each entry will be shared on Side Arts’ Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Open to visual artists, 18 and older, any location, any medium.

Enter as many times as you like per call.

  • $30 USD: Promotion to 800+ artist recruitment agents! (get noticed by real decision makers) + promote art on blog and email list (15000+ artists) + social promotion + entry
  • $20 USD: Promote art on blog and email list (15000+ artists) + social promotion + entry
  • $5 USD: Promote art on Instagram (800+) and Facebook (2000+) + entry

Fall Into Halloween Artist Benefits

Every entry is a winner. Each entry will be shared on Side Arts’ Instagram and Facebook accounts. More entries equals more visibility. Enter at higher levels earns direct promotions to our artist and agent followings. Skip the line and be seen by relevant decision makers.

Prize winners chosen and announced within two weeks of the deadline.

About Side Arts

If making art is your side hustle, then Side Arts is for you! A global community of visual artists use Side Arts to promote their art and search verified calls for artists – exhibition and income opportunities. Side Arts offers workshops, consulting, and exclusive calls for artists.

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Diversity – Side Arts Call For Artists

Diversity – Side Arts Call For Artists

Side Arts announces a call for artists on the theme of diversity. Side Arts fosters a conversation through the visual arts on social equity including diversity, inclusion, affirmation, justice, access, mental health wellness, safety, and consent. This call focuses our attention on how art addresses diversity through social equity.

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Deadline: 15 Aug 2019

Open to visual artists, 18 and older, any location, any medium.

Enter as many times as you like per call.

  • $1USD: Entry
  • $5USD: Entry + promote art on Instagram (800+) and Facebook (2000+).
  • $20USD Entry + social promotion + promote art on Blog and Email List (15000+).

Diversity Artist Benefits

  • 1st prize: $50 or 15% of total entry fees, whichever is more
  • 2nd prize: 10% of total entry fees
  • 3rd prize: 5% of total entry fees

Winners are chosen and announced within two weeks of the deadline. 10% of all entry fees are donated to social equity charities. These are chosen by consensus from the recommendations of those that submitted the artwork.

About Side Arts

If making art is your side hustle, then Side Arts is for you! A global community of visual artists use Side Arts to promote their art and search verified calls for artists – exhibition and income opportunities. Side Arts offers workshops, consulting, and exclusive calls for artists.

Click here to learn more about Side Arts

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Neighbourhood – Call For Artists

Neighbourhood – Call For Artists

The Santorini Biennale announces a call for artists for Neighbourhood. Neighbourhoods are simultaneously geographic and ideological biotopes, political, social and economic spaces. They are common places without impermeability as different societies and cultures need to interact between them, especially when they are called to solve common problems such as climate change, environmental pollution, urbanization, social inequalities, intolerance, criminality, terrorism, sub-birth or population explosion, economic exploitation, production of poverty, and immigration. Modern diplomacy seems to run a marathon of sovereignty and enforcement rather than a process of normalization of relations between different neighbourhoods, thus interrupting cultural exchange and contributing to the creation of closed and fearful ideological societies around the world.

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2019

Santorini Biennale exhibits in 27 cities around the world: Santorini, Beirut, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Detroit, Montreal, Atlanta, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Nairobi, Dakar, Rabat, Algiers, Tunis, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, Berlin, Helsinki, Belgrade, and Izmir.

The Santorini Biennale Neighbourhood exhibit starts 1st June 2019 and ends on 31st July 2021. It will organize:

  • 27 main exhibitions,
  • 62 parallel events in 27 cites, as well as feature
  • 810 artists from all the world,
  • 3,500 artworks, and
  • 200 university papers related to the artistic theme of Neighbourhood.

All exhibitions will be organized by art curators and supported by local authorities. Every exhibition will run for almost four weeks including all parallel event programs. Each artist or group of artists can participate in up to two exhibitions during the exhibition period (from 01 June 2019 to 31 July 2021) and in the cities chosen during submission process or those suggested by the curators. Venues are spaces of about 500m2 to 1000m2 and have all required exhibition facilities. The complete list of venues and the exhibitions program will be announced by the end of April 2019.

About Santorini Biennale

The Santorini Biennale is the idea of artist, designer, and economist Kyriakos Papadopoulos. It is supported significantly by many Santorinian and foreign entities. The idea for a meeting of artists from around the world in Santorini was born in 2001, when he first began to carefully observe the richness of this dramatic island and became true on 2012.

Santorini Biennale’s mission is to promote artists that are working on the borders between different art disciples, allowing them to surpass the traditional, and perhaps limiting, concepts of classicism, modernism, contemporary, and applied arts.

For more information, contact info@santorinibiennale.com.

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Pescatori Di Porte – Call For Artists

Pescatori Di Porte – Call For Artists

The Cultural Association Tambuca announces a call for artists for  Pescatori di Porte. a painting competition designed to decorate the fishermen’s gates behind the new Fish Market in Viareggio, Tuscany. The decorations will be planned for the spring 2019. It is a permanent exhibition in the open air, a gift to the sea and its keepers. The theme is: A portal in the belly of Viareggio.

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Deadline: 15 Feb 2019

The aim of Pescatori Di Porte is redeveloping an area of the port of Viareggio adjacent to the new fish market while promoting contemporary art. The area in question is that of the sheet metal warehouses of the Cittadella dei Pescatori that lead to the port. Specifically, the corrugated metal warehouses overhead doors.

The competition is open to artists  age of 16 and older. The participation of under 18 artists is bound to the authorization of those who exercise parental authority. In particular, the competition is aimed at artistic high schools and fine arts academies of the territory and independent artists.

The jury is composed of 14 members among artists, curators and personalities known in the Tuscan territory. The fundamental criteria for selection will be quality, research, originality, and contemporaneity as well as the creativity of the artwork proposed and consistency with the proposed theme. There will be no limitations of technique or style, as long as it’s a work of painting as faithful as possible to the result of the realization on the sheet metal door. Pictorial work means any use or manual intervention with oil, tempera, acrylic, industrial paint, ink, engraving, graphite, watercolor, or vinyl on any type of substrate. Even if pre-printed, the concept must be reproduced in a faithful way with enamel brush on corrugated metal support. The size of each work must be 50 x 60 cm in horizontal orientation.

Pescatori Di Porte Artist Benefits

For the year 2019, 7 of 35 gates will be decorated. The competition includes the selection of 30 finalist artworks. They will be exhibited in a group exhibition at Villa Paolina, Viareggio (Tuscany). Six winners will have the opportunity to realize their decoration on the doors of the fishermen’s warehouses. The winners will be entitled to one week of free accommodation and published in the catalog.

About Cultural Association Tambuca

The mission of Tambuca is  to enhance art as creative communication. Art is seen and experienced by artists and through a technical and practical value. The goal is to create a center for artistic aggregation, a real school in the manner of old “ateliers”, where you can acquire technical skills through academic courses and discover your soul movements through unconventional and atypical courses, utilizing the exchange, communication, and sharing of projects and revolutions.

It is a place where art is breathed in the air, where it is possible to bring one’s dreams with the certainty of finding fertile ground for their fulfillment, and where an idea can become a common movement and an ideal. Tambuca is a place open to the city and to the global tourists whom arrive in Versilia. The Tambúca Cultural Association promotes historical-artistic heritage, starting from the conception and realization of didactic to tourist routes. The editorial promotes the memory of the territory through its monuments, its past, contemporary artists, and historical places. Tambuca offers cultural events and gatherings, exhibitions, workshops, and artist residencies.

For more information, contact info@tambucaversilia.it.

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2019 Business Accelerator Program – Call For Artists

2019 Business Accelerator Program – Call For Artists

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) announces a call for artists for the 2019 Business Accelerator Program, an intensive year-long course of business study for professional working artists. Through this innovative web-based program, currently in its fifth year, the national nonprofit organization provides visual artists with business training needed to succeed as entrepreneurs and make a complete living through the creation of their art.

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Deadline: 30 Sept 2018

To thrive economically, artists must fund and operate their businesses while creating salable work that still realizes their creative vision. Visual artists are fully capable of achieving these goals. They need access to the right resources and skills. This is the goal of CHF’s comprehensive 2019 Business Accelerator Program.

2019 Business Accelerator Program Artist Benefits

The program is a year-long, intensive course of business study for visual artists. It is designed to impart the necessary business training to succeed as entrepreneurs and make a complete living through the creation of their art. Fellows in the program receive customized business training, publicity, network-building opportunities, and one-on-one support to boost their careers and help make their businesses self-sustaining.

The program consists of broad strategic workshops and labs delivered by remote technology (a laptop or desktop computer is required). It provides participants with practical knowledge that is actionable in the real world. It includes information about how to develop a business strategy, build a compelling brand narrative, find buyers for their art, negotiate contracts, handle copyrights, communicate more effectively, and manage their finances and taxes. Each workshop is led by an expert in the pertinent subject matter. The labs are deep dives that include extensive time for Q&A. This allows Fellows time to obtain feedback on specific questions and hear the perspectives of their peers.

About The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists

The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is a 501(c)(3). CHF supports visual artists like Clark Hulings, a nationally acclaimed American painter who embarked on his career when he was 40 years old, abandoning a thriving profession as a commercial illustrator to (in his words) teach himself to be a gallery painter. He was fortunate that he could finance this transition himself with savings from his illustration work.

Hulings believed that artistic development can and should occur continually. He never stopped trying to become a better artist, honing his craft until he was well into his 80s. He understood that no matter how great the talent or strong the discipline, the door to success swings on financial pegs. Career advancement is predicated on an artist’s ability to seize and exploit opportunities, especially unanticipated ones. This is why CHF offers exactly this kind of support.

Hulings understood the challenges of being a representational artist at a time when abstraction reigned. For that reason, CHF supports visual artists regardless of the styles or movements in which they work. CHF’s intent is to help professional, working artists thrive economically from the art that they choose to create and to bring about the kind of comprehensive cultural change that fills our world with a wide variety of art.

For more information, contact info@clarkhulingsfund.org.

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Riverwalk Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Riverwalk Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

The Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for the Riverwalk Festival 2018, to be held along the Flat River Riverwalk in Downtown Historic Lowell, MI. The focus is on handmade, re-purposed, found, organic, natural, sustainable, and eco-friendly art. The show is a gathering of 70 artists and craftspeople. The show is for high quality art and handcrafted but not a fine art. Median priced items sell best.

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Deadline: 22 May 2018

The Riverwalk Festival 2018 is on July 12, 13, and 14. Artists are required to participate on Friday night and Saturday. The Chamber offers vendors continental breakfast on Saturday morning from 8am-9am.  Vendor parking is close to the show area, making it easy for unloading and loading. Overnight security is provided. The festival is a crowd-pleaser which draws in thousands of people from around the area. This a family friendly event with many fun activities.

About the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

The Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce has been a longstanding organization in the Greater Lowell Community. Organized as the Lowell Board of Trade in 1906, the name was changed to the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce in 1970. Their mission is promote commerce and welfare in the Lowell area, making the area a desirable location for capital investment and residence. They promote the quality of life and harmony among the business and residential communities.

For more information, contact info@lowellchamber.org.

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Just Drawing – Call For Artists

Just Drawing – Call For Artists

South Haven Center for the Arts announces a call for artists for Just Drawing, their 8th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition.

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Deadline: 1 Sept 2017

Drawing can be defined as the arrangement of line and mark in space designed to serve a variety of expressive purposes. It is often used as a preliminary step in service of other mediums. This exhibition will feature drawing as the main act. 2-D and 3-D work is acceptable as long as drawing is the main feature.

This call is open to all artists 18 years of age or over in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. All work must be the original work of the artist and completed in the last three years.

The Just Drawing Exhibition will be juried by local artists Lou and Linda Rizzolo.

Lou trained as an artist at Western Michigan, the University of Iowa, and the University of Georgia. He is a significant presence on the world artistic stage. He has taught, lectured, and exhibited internationally for over forty years. His works, which ranges from drawing to multimedia installations, have captured audiences in the U.S. Canada, Scotland, Switzerland, Hawaii, Austria, France, Norway, Australia and Albania. Lou has participated in ArtPrize for several years.

Linda Rizzolo takes painting to a higher plane by working with fibers, beads, and natural objects such as reeds, sticks, brightly colored hand-painted silks, and a variety of other three-dimensional materials. She transforms them into unique and exciting sculptural creations. Of her work, Linda says, “I love fantasy, costumes, twirling, parades and flowing fabric. This free spirited, spontaneous way of experiencing life has influenced the kind of art I love to make and my process of making it.”

Just Drawing Artist Benefits

Work that is accepted into Just Drawing by the jurors will be on display at the South Haven Center for the Arts from September 23 through November 11, 2017. The exhibition will include an opening reception. All artists and friends will be invited attend. Three winners will be chosen by the jurors with a First Prize of $150, Second Prize of $100, and third Prize of $50. Exhibited work may be sold at the price specified on the entry form. A commission of 35% is received by the South Haven Center for the Center for works sold during the exhibition.

About South Haven Center For The Arts

South Haven Center for the Arts (SHCA) is the primary arts non-profit in the greater South Haven area. The South Haven Center for the Arts originated in 1951 as the South Haven Art League and has a long-standing tradition of providing South Haven and surrounding communities a venue to learn about and participate in the visual arts. The art center provides cultural enrichment to a population diverse in age, ethnicity, economic status, and education level. They offer year-round exhibitions and creative programming for adults and children to encourage individual artists to enter the field and foster the growth of art in the community.

The SHCA is the only art center in Van Buren County. It attracts hundreds of visitors from cities and towns in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin each year. The SHCA is the primary arts non-profit in the greater South Haven area and works with other area community and non-profit organizations to offer additional opportunities for artists throughout the year. Free to the public, the art center is located in an historic Carnegie Library built in 1906. It offers unique exhibition space to showcase artwork and is an additional draw for seasonal visitors.

For more information, contact info.shca@gmail.com.

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