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The Book As Art: Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Book As Art: Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for The Book As Art V.12, a juried exhibition. International artists of all mediums may apply. The exhibition will be installed in the newly renovated Fourth Floor Gallery at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, home to the Georgia Center for the Book.

The Book as Art series seeks to showcase beautifully made volumes, sculptural and conceptual interpretations, one-of-a-kind approaches to the book format, and wall-hung interpretations.

 

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Enter by: 17 June 2024

There is an application fee of $30, with which artists may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. Each work requires its own unique application, but a coupon code is provided in the application instructions that permits 2 additional submissions without charge. For each application, artists are required to include 1-5 images of the submitted artwork and/or may include 1 video.

The Book As Art Theme

The Book As Art v.12: Rock, Paper, Scissors is the twelfth edition of an art show celebrating books: objects that, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive.

Rock, Paper, Scissors draws its inspiration from the childhood game of chance. This zero-sum game, played with symbols made with the players’ hands, has origins dating back to Han Dynasty China, and later, Japan.

The game can have many variations: number of players, different names, or a reordering of the words: “rock,” “paper,” and “scissors.” Whether these objects are animals or elements, the concept remains the same. By using a simple mathematical formula, hand symbols, and a bit of luck, a decision is produced for the combatants.

The objects in this exhibition should interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and are transfigured. Artists are challenged to look inward and outward, to interpret and embrace the childlike fun of this seemingly simple, classic game that blends history, nature, and mathematics with a bit of luck.

Or, simply give yourself over, and play a game of chance! 1, 2, 3…

Artist Benefits

Awards:

  • Best of Show: $1,000
  • Gold Award: $700
  • Silver Award: $500

Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur for inclusion in its public art collection. Local universities and institutions regularly purchase work from this exhibition.

Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of this exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price. The 8% Georgia sales tax will be added at the point of sale. Sales from the Fine Art Exhibition have increased each year and works from the exhibition have been added to private, corporate, and non-profit collections.

The Book as Art is an annual showcase that’s made possible through partnership between the Decatur Arts Alliance, the Dekalb County Public Library, and the Georgia Center for the Book. Located in Downtown Decatur, GA, the exhibition is accessible to the greater Atlanta community and a free art experience for local residents and tourists.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

Since its founding in 1989, the Decatur Arts Alliance has continually expanded its impact. Today, the 501(c)3 nonprofit brings a full-spectrum arts experience to the community every day through outdoor installations, live music, art events and festivals, community classes, and exhibitions – deliberately available at no/low cost to the public.

The Decatur Arts Alliance works to connect residents, businesses, tourists, and artists to increase arts access and engagement. The organization is committed to ensuring equitable opportunities for emerging and established artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds, and to producing work that is impactful for a broad range of community members.

For more information, contact bookart@decaturartsalliance.org

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Fine Art Open Annual (Carlsbad, CA) – Call For Artists

Fine Art Open Annual (Carlsbad, CA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Carlsbad Oceanside Art League announces an open call for California artists for their 72nd Fine Art Open Annual juried art exhibition, to be held August 4 – September 1, 2024. The purpose of this long-standing exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art.

The North Coastal Art Gallery will host the exhibition in Carlsbad, CA, in the heart of downtown Carlsbad, CA, with a free, open to the public reception, and provide cash awards.

 

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Enter by: 17 July 2024

Chosen artists for the 72nd Fine Art Open Annual juried art exhibit will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space. The North Coastal Art Gallery is located in historic downtown Carlsbad. The gallery has between 1,500 to 2,000 visitors a month with tourists in and out daily to the space.

In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets and will be promoting a video of the show for online viewing with the artist names as credits.

About Carlsbad Oceanside Art League

The Carlsbad Oceanside Art League was founded in 1951 and the North Coastal Art Gallery is a part of its Art initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in a safe space for you to build creative confidence.

The North Coastal Art Gallery is managed by the (COAL), Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League which is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, formed in August 1951, by a group of 5 emerging and established artists who lived in the Carlsbad and Oceanside area. Their mission was to promote art education and cultural appreciation in the community, and whose primary purpose is to provide art enrichment to artists, and provide a place to display artwork.

For more information, contact info@northcoastalartgallery.com

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Portals (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Portals (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Portals, an online photography competition.

Portals is one of NYC4PA’s favorite themes. It allows for so much creativity capturing things that are all around wherever we may be.

Doors, windows, arches, frames, and tunnels are so much a part of our lives. There are so many ways to think about them. We can look at or through them. We can poke our hand out the window to test the weather, or see a wonderful scene a little differently when framed by an arch or array of tree limbs in a park.

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Enter by: 19 May 2024

For this call, your images can focus on the portal itself like a half closed door, wonderful windowsill, or view through an archway to the other side. Does it frame the main subject of the photograph or does it add another dimension, such as the distortions of old glass or reflections in windowpanes. Be creative and have fun in the process.

As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted. Images awarded an NYC4PA prize within the past 2 years are not eligible. Images submitted that were not selected for a prize may be submitted at any time.

NYC4PA offers opportunities to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com

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Rotating Sculpture Program (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

Rotating Sculpture Program (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Keller Public Arts Board announces a call for artists for the 2024 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program.

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Enter by: 22 April 2024

In 2017, the Keller Public Arts Board (“Board”) implemented a rotating public art program for outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller West area. A $1,500 honorarium is available for five pieces selected by the Board for the eigth year of the program.

The City of Keller invested over $4 million in improvements for the Old Town location, including the addition of approximately 170 parking spaces; construction of a linear pedestrian promenade; improved streetscaping and landscaping; addition of outdoor seating and community areas; and installation of 11 concrete sculpture pads. Old Town is home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and small businesses that, in combination with the public improvements, attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For 2024, the Public Arts Board will select up to 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit beginning in June 2024 and will host the sixth Keller Art Walk event on October 26, 2024. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program Artist Benefits

A $1,500 honorarium shall be awarded to each artist for each piece of that artists sculpture chosen for the installation, exhibition, and removal of the artwork for a two-year period. One-half of the stipend will be provided to the artist upon selection and the remainder shall be paid upon completion of a successful installation. The existing 5’x5’ concrete pads shall be used for display and the City of Keller may provide some assistance with installation and removal of the artwork. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500 on or before the Keller Art Walk on October 26, 2024.

About the Keller Public Arts Board

The Board hopes to expose the local community to different types of art, increase tourism, and encourage visitors to the Old Town area by providing a dynamic and engaging exhibits. The program provides bi-monthly art shows in Keller Town Hall, 15 permanent public sculptures, an annual Fort Worth Symphony concert, and smaller concerts throughout the year. A highlight of each season is the Annual Keller’s Got Talent Art Show and Competition which brings together local Keller and Keller ISD artists. The show gives local artists the opportunity to have their works seen and appreciated.

For more information, contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Decay, Corrosion, Rust (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Decay, Corrosion, Rust (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Decay, Corrosion, Rust, an online photography competition.

“And behind door number 2. A brand new…” United States television prizes are all about the “new.” Though we often focus on the new and shiny there is amazing beauty in the decayed, corroded, and rusted. It can make images of those items so much more compelling and interesting.

Consider the textures and colors in an abandoned, dilapidated factory or prison, rust on an old bike, contrasting plaster and lathing on a corroded wall, and myriad of possible captures in a junkyard. Neighborhoods, disparagingly called “run down,” are treasure troves of “decayed” tumble down houses, “corroded” discarded toys, “rusted” cars, and trash cans.

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Enter by: 14 April 2024

Decay, Corrosion, Rust can take many forms – black and white, color, or abstract. All photographic media are welcome.

As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted. Images awarded an NYC4PA prize within the past 2 years are not eligible. Images submitted that were not selected for a prize may be submitted at any time.

NYC4PA offers opportunities to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com

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Imagination: Juried Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Imagination: Juried Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Mills Pond Gallery announces a call for artists for Imagination, a juried art exhibition. Dreams, humor, fantasy, and creativity are pursuits that keep the human spirit alive. Imagination makes possible our thinking about what is and what might be. Mills Pond Gallery is looking for art that ignites curiosity and delights the senses, encouraging us to take some time away from the world as we know it and enjoy the creative power of imagination.

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Enter by: 5 June 2024

Submit your art that offers a unique glimpse into your imagination and allows viewers to see today’s world through your eyes, inspiring meaningful dialogue, spur thinking or simply allow us to dream. Submit 2D paintings, drawings, or illustrations in any style created in acrylic, watercolor, oil, pencil, gouache, pastel, ink, charcoal, or mixed media. No photography or digital art.

The juror, David Reuss, is a proud New York City native with over thirty years’ experience in illustration and fine art. His work encompasses an array of subjects, mediums, and clients. He is an award-winning member of the Salmagundi Club where he teaches painting and drawing. An Executive member of the Society of Illustrators, he currently serves as Membership Chair and Treasurer. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts and earned his Master’s Degree in Arts and Cultural Management at Pratt Institute. “Strength is what appeals mostly to me in art. The work can be any medium, style, subject or size, however in the end the work must have power.”

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The gallery has 11 foot ceilings and five large exhibit rooms, holding up to sixty works.

About Mills Pond Gallery

Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. There are Five gallery rooms and the facility can display an average of 60-70 works of art. Adaptation of Mills Pond House for public use has introduced modern mechanical systems to the structure without impairing its historic integrity. Gallery lighting and handicapped access have been designed to complement the original building. Notable among the ca. 1838 Grecian details are the gold-veined marble mantelpieces, ornamental plater “centres” applied to the ceilings, and front and rear stoops supported by wooden Doric columns.

Mills Pond house preserves the locality’s name, but departs from tradition in other respects. Its high-style Grecian design is unusual on Long Island and the hand of an accomplished architect is nearly unique at this early date. Pollard’s influence is seen in the use of imported materials: Albany boards, Carolina yellow pine, English glass, Connecticut stone, and Santo Domingan mahogany. The silvered hardware, decorative plaster, and carpeting were bought in New York City shops. William Wickham Mills died in 1865. His home descended in the family until its gift to the Town of Smithtown in 1976. Today, it is preserved for use as an arts-related facility.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org

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Forced Perspective Fine Arts Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Forced Perspective Fine Arts Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for Forced Perspective, their 35th annual Fine Arts Exhibition.  When experiences challenge our worldview or encounters lead to a reexamination of long-held beliefs, we realize jarring truths or witness inescapable realities. Artists and audiences are invited to consider how enduring discomfort affects how we relate to ourselves, each other, and the world.

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Enter by: 15 March 2024

Artists working in all media may apply for Forced Perspective, a juried multimedia presentation that contributes a fresh and unique perspective in conjunction with the Decatur Arts Festival. The exhibition will be installed in the newly renovated Fourth Floor Gallery of the Decatur Library, part of the DeKalb County Public Library. The show will run May 2 – June 14, 2024, in Decatur, Georgia.

Forced Perspective Awards

  • Best of Show:  $1,000
  • Gold Award:  $700
  • Silver Award:  $500

Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur for inclusion in its public art collection. Local institutions and universities frequently purchase exhibiting artwork. Purchase awards will be publicly announced on the exhibition website.

This is the 35th year of this exhibition. It reaches more the 60,000 in the month of May. There are dedicated institutional purchases from every exhibition.

About City of Decatur

The City of Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, is located just east of and adjacent to the city of Atlanta’s in-town communities and near the metro area suburbs. With more than 200 shops and restaurants in commercial districts around the Square and in historic Oakhurst Village, Decatur is a popular shopping, dining, entertainment, and arts destination. Twenty-four thousand residents live in Decatur’s quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods and downtown condominiums, and as the DeKalb County seat, this thriving commercial community is the epicenter of county business.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

Since 1989, the Decatur Arts Alliance has expanded its impact. Today the 501c3 brings a full spectrum of arts to the community through outdoor art installations, live music, community classes, and exhibitions. All are free and open to the community and the Atlanta metro area. The Decatur Arts Alliance works to connect residents, businesses, tourists, and artists to increase art access and engagement. The organization is committed to ensuring equitable opportunities for emerging and established artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org

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Boynes Artist Award (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Boynes Artist Award (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Boynes Artist Award invites artists worldwide to participate in the 10th Edition of the Boynes Artist Award. With a commitment to inclusivity and diversity in the arts, the award offers a platform where artists of all backgrounds and experience levels can shine on a global stage.

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Enter by: 29 April 2024

Early Bird Deadline: February 28, 2024 (25% off)

Seize the opportunity to gain exposure, recognition, and support for your artistic journey. An esteemed panel of jurors from diverse backgrounds will celebrate your creativity in all its forms.

Winner and Finalists Announced: May 30, 2024

Boynes Artist Award Artist Benefits

1st Place:

  • $3000 Cash Prize
  • Access to the Residency Network
  • Advertising Package (worth $2000 USD)
  • Winning Work Showcased on the Homepage
  • Published Interview with the Boynes Artist Award

10 Finalists:

  • Published Interview
  • Access to the Residency Network
  • Finalist Certificate

The Boynes Artist Award Residency Network connects winners and finalists with prestigious art residencies across Europe. It offers unparalleled opportunities for artistic growth, cultural exchange, and exposure. This network enhances artists’ careers and nurtures their creativity, embodying a commitment to supporting and empowering artists worldwide.

About Boynes Artist Award

The Boynes Artist Award stands out as a global platform that welcomes artists from diverse backgrounds and experience levels, emphasizing inclusivity and celebrating artistic excellence across various mediums and styles. This commitment to diversity makes it a significant player in the contemporary art scene, fostering an environment where artists can thrive, connect, and share their unique perspectives.

Furthermore, the award offers artists tangible opportunities for growth and recognition. With cash prizes, residency access, social media exposure, and interviews, it provides not only financial support but also a chance for emerging and established artists to gain visibility and credibility in the art world.

What sets the award apart is its Residency Network, which establishes partnerships with art residencies across Europe, opening doors for winners and finalists to experience transformative artistic journeys. This unique feature showcases the award’s dedication to artists’ professional development and the creation of a global community of creators.

In summary, the award’s commitment to diversity, tangible opportunities, and the Residency Network make it a captivating and valuable platform for artists seeking recognition, growth, and connection within the art community.

For more information, contact info@boynesartistaward.com

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Colors Of The Commonplace (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Colors Of The Commonplace (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Colors of the Commonplace, an online photography competition.

The word commonplace suggests things we see without really noticing them. Some synonyms are vanilla, customary, every day, and mundane, with examples like doors, buildings, benches, cars, teacups, and glasses that you come across everyday while out walking, on the train, in the car, at the supermarket, or in your own house.

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Enter by: 11 February 2024

The challenge for this call is creating images where the colors of the commonplace create an image with impact and make it pop. Show how you choose to meet this challenge. As with all NYC4PA calls for entry, all 2d photographs are welcome.

NYC4PA offers opportunities to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com

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Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (California) – Call For Artists

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (California) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR) announces a call for artists for the 2024 – 25 season.

​Founded in 2007, JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement, and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. They establish spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape, and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world. Each year, JTHAR invites 6 artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park.

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Enter by: 10 January 2024

$45 application fee

Artists selected for this program are at all stages of their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and non fiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture. Artists are selected to attend the residency by the JTHAR Board Members. The committee reviews all applications submitted to the program. Selection is based on the merit of the artist’s portfolio and the residency proposal.

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Benefits

Residency recipients will receive a one thousand dollar scholarship/stipend to deter costs of participating in the program. Funds can be used towards art supplies, transportation, and meals.

The residency provides studio space and living accommodations. As part of the residency program, each artist is invited to live in one of fives homes that are nestled on 5 acres surrounded by the panoramic mountain views. Adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park, where the Sonoran and Mojave deserts meet, each home provides quiet seclusion. The region, know for its strange Joshua Trees and giant rock formations called Inselbergs, is a land of surprising variety and complexity; it is a land of extreme fragility. To the close observer, a tiny flower bud or the lizard’s frantic dash reveals this desert as a place of beauty and life.

Artists may choose to work in the JTHAR dedicated studio, a large studio space, divided by movable walls, depending on the artist’s needs. Housing Accommodations are located the Highlands near the West Entrance of the Joshua Tree National Park. Please note that the summer months can be very hot in the high desert. If you are adverse to the heat, this may not be the program for you. All houses are equipped with AC.

Artists have the option of an open studio exhibition of their work at the JTHAR studio or a Zoom presentation.

The memories I made at the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency will always hold a special place in my heart and mark a pivotal turning point in my artistic journey. The opportunity to spend time in the midst of such natural beauty allowed me to find inspiration, delve into my thoughts, and explore trajectories like never before. JTHAR’s generosity and dedication to fostering artistic growth are truly remarkable. – Justin M Zielke (2023)

About Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency

JTHAR has serviced the artists community in Joshua Tree, California, for over 18 years. It is one of the only residencies in the area that has open calls and ideally located next the one of US National Parks.

For more information, contact info@jthar.com

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