[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] bj spoke gallery announces a call for artists for EXPO 42, a virtual show with a virtual reception on Zoom. It is an international competition. All fine arts media are acceptable (no crafts): watercolor, oils, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, pastel, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation art, video (short), photography, original digital art, and fiber art.
The Juror is Kiko Aebi, a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art.
Enter by: 9 December 2022
Artists will be allowed to submit up to 6 images and/or 2 videos. Submissions must be the original work of the artist.
b.j. spoke gallery will promote the virtual show and display the finalists work on their website and social media platforms. The virtual show dates will be February 1st through 28th, 2023. If selected as a finalist, images of your art, your name, voice, video, artist’s statement, and/or bio will be used on the gallery website social media, print, and any other publicity used to promote EXPO 42.
A Zoom Reception and Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023, for artists, their guests, and the public, at which time the award winners will be announced. Cash prize for First Place is $300, $200 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place.
About bj spoke gallery
bj spoke gallery is a member owned not for profit, 501 (c)3, artists cooperative and an icon of Huntington Long Island for nearly fifty years. The gallery provides a space for artists to showcase visual arts, collaborate across mediums with fellow artists, engage in local community programs, and use artwork to fundraise for local organizations focusing on family violence, homelessness, and individuals with special needs.
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[Sponsored Listing] Mona Niko Gallery announces a call for artists for Exceptional Abstraction, an exhibition open to any abstract work including small sculptures. Open to all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur.
Multiple art mediums are encouraged and will be considered in this call for art including acrylic, airbrush, charcoal, color pencil, computer art, digital art, digital photography, drawings, ceramics encaustic, fiber arts, graphite, illustration, mixed media, oil, pastel, pen and ink, photo assemblage, printmaking, sculpture, traditional photography, video, and watercolor.
Deadline: 7 Nov 2021
Entry Fee: $35 for up to 3 images
- Artist Notification: November 13, 2021
- Art Delivery: November 18 to November 24, 2021
- Opening Reception: Saturday December 4, 2021 3PM to 6PM
- Exhibition Runs: December 4 to December 31, 2021
Exceptional Abstraction Awards
- First place $250
- Second Place $150
- Third place $100
Artist/Gallery Commission: 60% Artist, 40% Gallery
About Mona Niko Gallery
Mona Niko Gallery is an exceptional contemporary and fine art gallery located in Mission Viejo, California. They showcase many regional and artists from around the globe. Recognized as a premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Orange County, California; Mona Niko Gallery is aspires to the pursuit of professional excellence and freedom of expression in the visual arts culture.
The gallery’s goal is to feature and promote emerging and mid-level artists working in a wide variety of mediums. Works in the gallery include paintings, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. They promote their works to an extensive client list around the globe and are always seeking new and different shows for their art audience. Mona Niko Gallery affords emerging and guest artists a opportunity to develop and explore ideas in an atmosphere that supports risk taking and experimentation without the presence of censorship.
The gallery offers one of a kind exhibitions that are often themed. In addition to monthly art exhibitions, they have held fundraisers, musical events, poetry readings, auctions, and fashion shows. The gallery has been featured in several dozen publications and recognized by the Mayor of Mission Viejo, California.
Mona Niko is prolific in creating and showcasing her art. She has organized 6 solo art exhibitions and has participated in 20 group exhibitions in the Middle East and the United States. She has hosted exhibits in the Art Museum of Santa Ana, the Art Expo of New York, and the Art Fair of Laguna Beach.
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[Sponsored Listing] Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou are pleased to announce a call for artists for the 7th juried online Art Resilience exhibition. Up to two works may be exhibited per artist. Categories are painting, gouache, drawing, photography, and sculpture.
Deadline: 15 Jul 2021
The selection is announced to the candidate within 48 hours following his candidacy. Prizes awarded by jury.
Art Resilience Exhibition Awards
- 1° Award 200 euros
- 2° Award 150 euros
- Painting award (Medal)
- Graphics award (Medal)
- Sculpture award (Medal)
- Photography award (Medal)
About Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou
The international Art Resilience exhibition is related to the art movement Art Resilience founded by Ksenia Milicevic in 2014. The exhibition is sponsored by Art Museum of Saint-Frajou, France.
This museum presents a permanent collection constituted by paintings, sculpture, and drawings. In different periods of the year, the museum can welcome temporary exhibitions of paintings and sculptures. These temporary exhibitions allow various artists to expose their works to the public. The museum organizes CinéArt, conferences, and painting and drawing classes for adults and children.
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[Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, VA, announces a call for artists for 6x6x6, an annual exhibit of artwork no larger than 6 inches in any direction including frame, if used. All artists age 14 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and completed within the last three years.
Deadline: 1 Nov 2021
A non-refundable entry fee of $6 must be paid for each submitted piece. Artists may submit unlimited pieces.
Work accepted into the 6x6x6 show must be for sale. Artwork must not exceed 6 inches in any direction. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, canvases must be wired, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.
- Fri., Oct. 29 11AM-7PM Drop off work
- Sat., Oct. 30 11AM-7PM Drop off work
- Sun., Oct. 31 11AM-5PM Drop off work
- Mon., Nov. 1 10AM-6PM Drop off work
- Wed., Nov. 3 Artists will be notified by email of juror’s decisions
- Fri., Nov. 5: Work that has not been accepted in the show must be picked up
- Fri., Nov. 5: Opening reception
- Sun/Mon, Nov. 28-29 Show closes, unsold work may be picked up
- 1st Place: $106
- 2nd Place: $76
- 3rd Place: $56
LibertyTown’s website and social media gives artists a way to have their work viewed and sold. The website has a show blog post and shopping section for each show featuring each piece in the show for sale. The gallery owner hosts a Facebook Live event showing and talking about each piece in the show. LibertyTown keeps a commission of 20% on all show sales.
About LibertyTown Arts Workshop
LibertyTown Arts Workshop, established in 2004, is a 13,000 square foot visual arts center located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, half way between Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, DC. They have 30 plus art studios, over 80 local artists, a full pottery studio, and a gallery space. Every month, they rotate out the gallery space with a new show, which varies from invitational, regional, and national shows. They are a fully staffed center, open seven days a week to the public, and offer art in almost all mediums. LibertyTown resides in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, which puts them among historic venues, downtown eateries, and a thriving arts community with a lot of visitors.
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[Sponsored Listing] The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods announce a call for artists for the Pond Farm Artist in Residency. Beginning in 2021, the Pond Farm Artist Residency will be underwritten by The Julia Terr Fellowship to support residencies that give priority to both emerging and established BIPOC artists and writers. This is a unique opportunity for artists working in most genres to be immersed in nature and inspired by the spirit of past Pond Farmers. Have the space and time to create. The Guest House is ADA compliant and disabled artists are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 15 Apr 2021
It is the goal of the fellowship program to welcome diverse artists and writers to work on specific projects they want to address or new areas in which to investigate. The duration of the residency is one month. It offers a one bedroom self-accommodating cabin on the site of Pond Farm Pottery and a stipend of $250 to help cover some expenses, e.g. for food or travel.
About Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is the nonprofit organization that supports education and stewardship programs in Russian River area State Parks.
Pond Farm is a special place. It originally started as an artists’ community in the late 1940s, then transitioned to Pond Farm Pottery where studio pottery artist Marguerite Wildenhain lived, worked, and taught annual summer workshops. Marguerite Wildenhain dedicated her life to her craft. After finishing her studies at the Bauhaus she became the first female master potter in Germany. She was a remarkable woman who touched many lives through her work and her teachings. Marguerite strongly believed that the journey to become a true artist was not about learning a technique, but much more about the development of the whole person, an “opening of the soul.”
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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.
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.
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.
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The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking six artists to paint or sculpt during the Keller Art Walk event. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Artists will be expected to work in their booth space, viewable to the public, for the duration of the event, excluding reasonable breaks for lunch. Artwork created during the event must be appropriate for public viewing and support the family friendly atmosphere of the City of Keller, Texas. In addition to plein air artists, the event will feature a kid zone, live music, and vendors. Artists not selected as plein air artists by the Board may participate in the event with a regular paid vendor spot.
Deadline: 21 Jun 2020
The Keller Public Arts Board will host the fourth annual Keller Art Walk on November 14, 2020 in the city’s recently updated Old Town area. The Board is offering free booth space and a $150 stipend to six artists selected as the event’s plein air artists. The Keller Art Walk is an arts and music festival designed to give local artists an affordable opportunity to showcase their work while attracting people to experience Keller’s burgeoning arts and entertainment district.
Although the Keller Art Walk is open to vendors of all types, all vendor recruitment is directed at artists and the Board sincerely hopes the event can be of benefit to the participating artists. The Keller Art Walk is held in the Old Town Keller West area, located on the west side of U. S. Highway 377 near the city’s border with Fort Worth. The Keller Public Arts Board has sole discretion on booth location for each artist.
Keller Art Walk Plein Air Artists Honorarium
Each selected artist will receive a $150 honorarium on the day of the event. Selected artists will receive booth space, inclusive of a 10 x 10 canopy (optional), at no charge for displaying and selling additional work. Artists’ names and website/social media contacts will be posted on the event website, Facebook page, and on-site signage. Booth space includes set up and tear down.
About Keller Public Arts Board
The Board is committed to making Keller a community that embraces and benefits from the arts. The Old Town Keller area originally developed along the railroad tracks, which served as the impetus for the founding of Keller. Once the site of a bustling train depot, city leaders now aim to establish Old Town as a destination for pedestrian-oriented businesses offering a variety of shopping, dining, and other services.
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The Cowee Pottery School announces a call for artists for the Cowee Valley Pottery Festival. The festival will be held on May 23, 2020 in Franklin, NC, at the historic Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center. The event will include a juried pottery show and pottery sale on the green from 10 am-4 pm on Saturday.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2020
Each artist will receive a 10×20 booth space, which provides ample storage behind tent space. In the event of rain, the sale will move indoors. Artists will need to provide their own tent and fixtures. There will be onsite security after show hours. Submit a photo example of your booth setup when submitting your application & photos of your work.
Once the jury process is complete, all artists will be notified of standing by January 15. Payment of booth fee ($125) will be due no later than February 15. Cancel with refund no later than March 15, 2020.
Arrangements will be made, to the best of their ability, to provide artists with housing during the festival. This will include private homes, camping, and hotel discounts.
Cowee Valley Pottery Festival Artist Benefits
Artists are encouraged to attend an invitation-only VIP private exhibit and sale on Friday evening, May 22. This event will include artist meet and greets and a silent auction with canapes and beverages, providing an opportunity to show and sell exceptional work.
All potters will be eligible for Customer’s Choice cash awards, including Best Booth/Display, Most Informative Potter, and Most Beautiful Work.
Commissions to the promotors of 20% on Friday night reception sales only. All other sales are commission free.
About Cowee Pottery School
Cowee Pottery School is a non-profit organization located in the historic Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center. The Cowee School is a local hub for artists and craftspeople who are working to preserve heritage arts and crafts. The pottery school offers classes and community outreach to local schools and organizations.
Cowee Pottery School is a volunteer-driven organization. All classes are taught by volunteers, some of whom are certified Master Potters. All proceeds from this event will benefit the school, allowing the school to continue to operate and provide these services to local community and host the Cowee Valley Pottery Festival.
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Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (KHN), located in Nebraska City, NE announces a call for artists for their Session 2 Residencies. Sixty to seventy juried residencies per year to visual and interdisciplinary artists. KHN accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2019
A non-refundable application fee of $35 applies.
All residents are selected by a discipline-specific panel of professionals. Decisions are based on the quality of the proposal and the support materials submitted. Nebraska artists and those transitioning from graduate school receive special consideration.
Session 2 Residencies Artist Benefits
Residents receive $100 stipend per week, private bedroom, bathroom, and studio spaces. Each living space has a fully-stocked kitchen. Residents purchase own food. The grounds and building are immaculately kept. KHN promotes not only upcoming and current residents and their work, but also news about alumni residents’ projects. The residents benefit from unencumbered time and space as there are no project requirements, performance requirement, or required community outreach (all are optional). The staff is dedicated to making sure each resident feels welcomed, at home, and has what they need to work productively in our peaceful setting. KHN holds a monthly Third Thursday Artist Talks (optional) where residents can showcase their work.
About Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Since 2001, KHN has hosted more than 60 working artists each year. Residencies include a combination of visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists. Each has found privacy to create along with ample opportunities to interact with fellow artists in a vibrant and friendly community. Located in the rolling bluff country of eastern Nebraska. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is housed in a 1969 Prairie-style building in Nebraska City, NE. KHN offers apartment, studio, and gallery spaces. The triplex of living quarters and studio spaces are all located in the same facility.
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