[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Boomer Gallery announces an invitation to creators across all visual arts disciplines: The Boomer Art Prize. The gallery welcomes wholeheartedly passionate artists from both local and international backgrounds to submit their artwork. The gallery welcomes all artists, whether emerging or established, to share their unique voices and visions. The gallery’s quest is to discover diverse creativity from all corners of the world.
Enter by: 25 September 2023
For a nominal fee of only £35, submit three of your artworks to The Boomer Art Prize. Each additional artwork beyond the initial three adds a cost of just £10.
Artists of any country, age, and background can apply. Submit works that have been previously exhibited or published. There are no thematic limitations. 2D works should not exceed 230×230 cm. 3D artwork (sculptures, installations) should not be bigger than 230 cm high and 150 cm wide on any side. Apply with a minimum of 3 works and a maximum of 5.
- The 50 preselected artists will be listed on the Boomer Gallery website on October 10, 2023
- The jury will meet and select the 20 winners of the competition on October 20, 2023
- The final results will be available on the Boomer Gallery website on October 22, 2023
The gallery does not contact each artist applicant individually regarding the open call results. Check the gallery’s website on October 22, 2023, to see the results. The 50 preselected artists will be contacted individually.
- Anthony Fawcett: Esteemed art critic and historian known for his extensive collaborations with globally-renowned artists. His illustrious career boasts of interactions with icons such as Man Ray, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Andy Warhol, and his guidance in the “Anthony Fawcett Archive” project with the Tate Gallery.
- Tabish Khan: An art critic specializing in London’s art scene, Tabish is the visual arts editor for Londonist. He regularly contributes to Culture Whisper and writes for FAD’s “What’s Wrong With Art?” series. His dedication to supporting artists is displayed in his trustee roles at ArtCan and City & Guilds London Art School.
- Constantin Cosmin: An internationally acclaimed visual artist and co-founder of Boomer Gallery. As an editor at Boomer Magazine and a featured artist on Artsy, Constantin offers a unique perspective to the panel, drawing from his extensive firsthand experience in the art world.
The Boomer Art Prize Artist Benefits
Successful applicants will receive £10,000 in cash awards and exhibition opportunities in an iconic gallery space near Tower Bridge, London.
- 1st place – £5,000 and a solo show
- 2nd place – £3,000 and inclusion in two group shows
- 3rd place – £2,000 and inclusion in one group shows
- 4th to 20th place winners – included in one of the group shows
Cash awards will be paid to the winners within 48 hours after validating the votes. All 20 winners will be contacted individually regarding exhibition dates, delivery, and other details. The solo show is planned for January 2024, but the exact dates will be mutually agreed upon between the gallery and the winner of the 1st place. The group show is scheduled for November 2023. All winners will be contacted individually at least three weeks in advance. Should any of the winners wish to attend the show in person but face visa restrictions, the gallery will provide a letter of recommendation. This letter will be stamped and signed by both the gallery and the three esteemed judges of this grand competition.
About Boomer Gallery
Boomer Gallery is a unique platform for artists around the world, standing out for its diverse showcase of talent and remarkable curation led by art critic and historian Anthony Fawcett. The gallery transcends cultural boundaries, bringing to light emerging artistic gems and providing them a global stage.
The gallery is committed to promoting artistic expression in all its forms and facilitating the growth and recognition of artists. They do more than just host exhibitions, they catalyze artists’ journeys and create a ripple effect of creativity and innovation in the global art community – a unique blend of support, exposure, and reward.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, New York, announces a call for artists for their 77th Regional Exhibition. Artists must be 18 or older and live in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, or Ontario, Canada.
Enter by: 31 May 2023
Work over five years old or shown before in any Arnot Art Museum exhibition is not eligible. There is a maximum of two entries per artist.
The 77th Regional Exhibition offers $10,000 in cash awards to be distributed among the juror selections. Artists whose works are selected for the exhibition receive 2 complimentary ceremony tickets for the Gala Reception and Awards Ceremony to be held on 15 September 2023.
About Arnot Art Museum
The Arnot Art Museum was founded with the bequest by Matthias H. Arnot of his collection, home, and an endowment in 1910. In 1913, the Arnot Art Gallery opened in the renovated Greek Revival home built by John Arnot, Sr. Since then it has grown to become one of the leading cultural institutions in the region.
The mission of the Arnot Art Museum is to preserve the original collection of Matthias H. Arnot and, with a primary focus on representational art, to collect and exhibit works of art possessing the highest quality, merit, enduring worth, and interest for the purpose of:
- promoting an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts;
- providing inspiration, enjoyment and enlightenment to the largest possible audience;
- enhancing the culture of our region; and
- nurturing a local, regional and national role based on our collection.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Discover Wauwatosa announces a call for artists for ART 64, a 2-day, bracket-style painting tournament with a grand prize of $20,000. ART 64 takes place in The Village of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, highlighting diverse, nationwide artists and local businesses.
In four rounds, 64 artists are paired to go head-to-head and given 60 minutes to create a work of art on a predetermined theme on canvas. Members of the public, both in-person and virtually, are invited to watch the paintings come to life and vote for their favorite artists to advance online.
Enter by: 10 March 2023
The 2022 ART 64 event drew thousands of attendees.
All accepted participants will receive money for participating: First round competitors receive a total of $100, second round competitors receive a total of $200, third round competitors receive a total of $400, and final round competitors receive a total of $800 for their participation. The sole winner of ART 64 receives $20,000 in total.
Discover Wauwatosa will auction all artwork online through OneCause’s mobile bidding auction platform. If sold, artists receive 70% of sale, 20% commission goes to the Wauwatosa Parks Improvement Fund and will be used to contribute to park system improvements adding to visitors’ experience and enjoyment of our parks and green spaces, and 10% used toward funding the following year’s ART 64 program.
“We are excited to bring a wide range of artists to Wauwatosa to compete in this one-of-a-kind event. It is an opportunity to showcase their unique talents and allow residents and visitors to experience art and our vibrant community in a completely unique way,” says Melissa Weiss, Deputy City Administrator for the City of Wauwatosa.
About Discover Wauwatosa
Discover Wauwatosa hosts ART 64. Wauwatosa is located immediately west of Milwaukee, and is a part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. It is named after the Potawatomi Chief Wauwataesie and the Potawatomi word for firefly. Wauwatosa, Wisconsin is a growing arts destination. Check out the Magic Murals while you’re in town, a seven-part mural art installation that can be seen along the North Avenue corridor in the North Mural Arts District, also known as “NoMAD.”
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Embracing Our Differences announces a call for artists for their 20th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity featuring 50 billboard size images (12.5 feet by 16 feet) created by local, national, and international artists and writers.
The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit will be on display January 18 through May 29, 2023 in three locations through Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida.
Enter by: 5 October 2022
Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate, and affect change around the world. Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity.
In celebration of Embracing Our Differences’ 20th anniversary, the outdoor juried art exhibit award amounts have been doubled this year.
- Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit.
- Adult winners each receive $2,000; students receive $2,000 with $1,000 to be directed to the student and $1,000 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.
In 2022, over 370,000 people visited the exhibition when it was located at Bayfront Park. With the exhibition moving to three separate locations, Embracing Our Differences expects there to be even more exposure for the artists’ artwork.
About Embracing Our Differences
Embracing Our Differences is a nonprofit organization based in Sarasota, Florida, that uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family. It accomplishes this through an annual, large-scale, juried art exhibition as well as a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs, and resources designed for teachers and students. Embracing Our Differences’ annual outdoor exhibit is at the heart of a year-round program of activities designed to use art as a catalyst to create awareness and promote diversity.
Education initiatives are crucial to Embracing Our Differences’ mission. Presented in partnership with regional school districts and nationally recognized educators, these programs positively impact the lives of thousands of area teachers and students every year. Programs include workshops and retreats that provide diversity curricula for area educators, free bus transportation for students and teachers to visit cultural venues, and student docent programs in high schools.
Embracing Our Differences continues to lead as one of the largest education programs in southwest Florida. Since 2004, more than 529,000 students have participated including 52,274 students and 1,808 teachers during the 2021-2022 school year.
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[Sponsored Listing] The Central Mass Pastel Society invites artists working in soft pastel to enter the 2022 Marks of Distinction National Juried Show. The show will take place September 1 – 28, 2022, at Fivesparks, Harvard, Massachusetts. The show will be judged in person by pastel expert and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, painting curator Katie Hanson. Selection jurors are Liz Balkwill and Natasha Isenhour. Awards totaling over $5,000 will be presented at a public reception on September 10, 4-6pm.
Enter by: 20 Jun 2022
Marks of Distinction offers a great opportunity to get your work in front of museum curator and expert in pastel. 1st prize is $1200, 2nd prize $750, and 3rd prize $500, plus additional cash and materials awards. The gallery, Fivesparks, is in the affluent, educated Metro-West area of Boston that is a historic location popular with weekenders from throughout New England. It will be staffed for sales throughout the show and actively promoted to gallery owners and art lovers in the region. The show and sale will be online.
About Central Mass Pastel Society
Central Mass Pastel Society, a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, was founded in 2019 to foster interest and education in the vibrant medium of so pastel, create and uphold standards for soft pastel artwork, and develop innovations in pastel society operation and programming. Members include some of the best working pastel artists nationally and internationally as well as enthusiasts and artists just starting their pastel journey.
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[Sponsored Listing] The City of Woodstock, Illinois, seeks artists’ proposals for the North Benton Street Mural as part of an outdoor dining and entertainment area in its historic downtown district. The commissioning of a new mural in the historic district is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to give residents and visitors opportunities to engage with the arts.
The mural will be attached to the exterior, west-facing facade of a privately owned building at 220 North Benton Street. The proposed mural site is located on a street adjacent to the historic Woodstock Square and within the historic district. During summer months, the street is closed to vehicular traffic. It is used as an outdoor dining and entertainment space by several nearby restaurants. The site has high visibility and a significant amount of pedestrian traffic.
Residents and visitors come to the historic Woodstock Square to attend performances at the Woodstock Opera House and private music and movie venues, as well as numerous special events throughout the year. The award-winning Woodstock Farmers Market, locally owned shops, and popular bars and restaurants attract people to the Woodstock Square in large numbers.
Enter by: 25 Feb 2022
- Finalists selected: By March 4, 2022
- Design submissions: By March 25, 2022
- Mural agreement available: By April 15, 2022
- Project completed: By July 15, 2022
There is no submission fee. Artists may submit more than one proposed concept. Designs must be the artist’s own work and must not violate any copyright restrictions. Any artist with previous mural design and installation experience is eligible to submit a proposal. All correspondence and contracts are part of the public record. By submitting materials you are (1) consenting to the release of those materials by the City in response to requests under the Public Records Act and (2) agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless the City for release of such information.
Artists shall submit the following for consideration:
- Artist Application
- Link to portfolio
- One to two paragraph narrative describing design concept, including substrate
City staff will review applications for completeness and eligibility. The City Council will determine final project award and contract terms. Designs may also be subject to review by the City’s Historic Preservation Commission and the City’s Arts Commission. After review by an art advisory group, finalists will be selected and notified to submit a full-color design for consideration. A $500 design fee will be paid to those artists not chosen as the finalist.
Proposals will be evaluated based on:
- Artistic excellence, vibrancy, and originality of the artist
- Appropriateness of the design for its site in Woodstock’s entertainment district
- Documented experience of the artist in completing similar projects
The mural will be mounted to the west-facing brick façade of a historic building. The space available for the mural is approximately 30 feet by 12 feet. Permission from the building owner has been secured. It is clean and in good condition for an installation. The wall abuts the sidewalk; there are no obstructions. The City will work with the selected artist to accommodate requests for access to power and water as well as overnight storage of materials. The mural should be installed to withstand weather and other site conditions for a term to be agreed upon by the selected artist and the City in the mural agreement. The mural is subject to removal by the City at any time during or after the agreed upon period.
- The selected artist must show proof of liability insurance prior to beginning mural installation. The City of Woodstock, Benton Street LLC, and any other parties participating in installation must be named as additional insured entities.
- Proposed designs remain the property of the artist unless the design is selected by the City. The selected design and installed mural will be the property of the City of Woodstock. As such, no royalties or fees, beyond the initial artist’s fee, will be attached to its ongoing use by the City.
- Any unapproved substitutions or deviations from the approved final design or proposed materials may result in termination of contract, removal of imagery, and non-payment of any amount due. City staff will monitor mural installation.
North Benton Street Mural Artist Benefits
The artist stipend is $12,000. This amount must cover the artist’s design fee, supplies and travel. The City of Woodstock will pay for the substrate and equipment necessary to complete the project onsite. One-third of the amount will be paid when the mural agreement is signed; one-third at the project mid-point; and one-third when the project is completed.
Woodstock prides itself as McHenry County’s epicenter of artists, creative entrepreneurs, and those who appreciate imaginative expressions in an area rich with visionaries. Located in a collar county, Woodstock is a commuter rail stop away from Chicago and acts as a uniquely urban city surrounded by rural amenities such as agri-tourism farms, designated scenic drives and conservation areas nestled within glacial topography.
Woodstock’s rich history and vibrant sense of community provide a far-reaching opportunity for interested artists to express themselves, spark conversation, and capture the essence of a modern place rooted in its rich past.
Interested artists will find that Woodstock’s far-reaching marketing and recognizable Real Woodstock brand, along with community support for the arts, is tailor-made to propel commissioned works to the forefront of national awareness. Coupled with City support through its newly formed Arts Commission, artists commissioned for inaugural exhibits will be featured prominently as the public arts program continues to gain momentum through well-curated 2-D and 3-D art installations.
About the City of Woodstock, Illinois
Woodstock is the arts and culture focal point of McHenry County, Illinois. The Historic Woodstock Square is home to the Woodstock Opera House, Stage Left Café, and numerous other arts and entertainment venues. In its most recent downtown development plan, the City identified the creation of public art in the Woodstock Square Historic District as a goal.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, recognized as a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and named a Preserve America Community by the White House, Woodstock is a community unlike any other. The Historic Woodstock Square offers many shops and retail establishments in a unique and nostalgic atmosphere.
Throughout the year, Woodstock is host to many events, festivals, and fairs, from Fair Diddley Art Fair, to Summer Band Concerts, award-winning Farmer’s Market, to HarvestFest, and Groundhog Days–celebrating Woodstock’s starring role as Punxsutawney, PA in the 1992 Bill Murray classic movie Groundhog Day. The beautiful Gothic style Opera House serves as the cultural entertainment center of Woodstock, featuring plays, concerts, and performances throughout the year, including the Midwest Mozart Festival each summer.
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[Sponsored Listing] The City of Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) announces a call for artists to install a new piece of public kinetic art. The art call is open to artists of all levels, worldwide.
Enter by: 4 Mar 2022
The ECAC will review and evaluate each kinetic art application based on the following criteria: artistic excellence, technical competence, narrative support, appropriate relationship to the function of the site, and long-term feasibility. These criteria may not apply to every application and do not represent the only means of evaluation.
The City of Elgin offers the following in the form of support for the selected artist:
- Access to the installation site for artwork creation purposes
- Support for the installation and de-installation (as necessary) of the work
- Maintenance support as is feasible, reasonable, and adheres to the plan as proposed by the artist
- Publicity support for the proposed artwork
- Signage for the artwork
- Unveiling event after or at the time of installation
The City of Elgin will not provide insurance for the artwork.
About the City of Elgin Cultural Arts Commission
The City of Elgin’s Cultural Arts Commission embarked on a Public Art Plan in 2017. It has successfully installed several murals and sculptures since that time. Additional public art programs consist of wrapping utility boxes in original printed artwork, painting storm drains, creating a walking map, and developing a grant program for neighborhoods to acquire their own artwork. Beyond the public art initiatives sponsored by the Cultural Arts Commission, several events and festivals are held each year to celebrate the various forms of art.
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[Sponsored Listing] The City of Keller Public Arts Board announces a call for artists for the Bates Street Public Art Benches, selecting up to 12 artists for the design and installation of unique outdoor benches located along Bates Street in the city’s Old Town Keller district. The goal of the project is to add seating that is both functional and artistically interesting. The Board seeks designs that are original alternatives to traditional public street benches that complement the overarching goals of the city’s Old Town Keller Improvements Project.
Enter by: 18 Feb 2022
The imagination of the artist is the guide. There is not a theme for the benches. Selected artists will have their sculpted bench, with recognition, installed at the Bates Street Park and festival street. The chosen artists will receive $8,000 per bench to include design, fabrication, and installation of the bench. Selected artists shall receive one-half of the honorarium upon execution of the contract and one-half upon delivery and installation of the work. The artists bench will be listed along with all other permanent sculpture in the Keller Public Arts permanent collection on the website.
About Keller Public Arts
Keller Public Arts (KPA) is a growing arts program within the City of Keller, Texas. Throughout its history, KPA has acquired 15 permanent sculptures and 11 sculptures, half of which rotate out every 2 years through a call for art. The program boasts 5 gallery art shows in the Town Hall yearly, displaying a wide variety of art in multiple genres. The big event of the KPA is the annual Keller Art Walk in November. Artists, musicians, and dancers come together for a fall festival celebrating the arts.
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[Sponsored Listing] The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts announces a call for artists for the 36th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. This nationally recognized juried competition, established by Martin and Doris Rosen, has long served as a point of pride for Appalachian State University and its annual summer arts celebration, An Appalachian Summer Festival. Each year, ten sculptures are selected for installation in outdoor, public settings across the university campus.
Enter by: 25 Feb 2022
The Rosen Award winners are announced at the Annual Sculpture Walk in July, a highlight of the summer festival season. This year’s competition juror is Elizabeth Brim. Brim is a blacksmith and teacher, living in western North Carolina. She’s best known for feminine imagery in her ironwork. A native of Columbus, Georgia, she graduated with an MFA in printmaking before studying and working with a variety of materials at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.
Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition Prizes
Cash prizes are awarded for first ($3,500), second ($2,500), and third place ($1,500). All artists whose works are installed will receive a $1500 honorarium to offset round trip transportation, lodging, and incidental expenses. The finalist sculptures remain on campus for a year and are accessible to faculty, students, and staff as well as the general community. Sales are encouraged as the program has a history of sales to private and corporate collections. All sales are subject to 40% commission.
“We normally walk through the world filtering out so much information and in so doing we trade wonder for efficiency. When a piece of art is put in your way and you stop to notice it, notice the things that move you, the choices the artist made, the parts of nature or industry that are evoked, then you start noticing more in general. Noticing begets noticing, begets wonder and awe, because those things are always out there in the world, but sometimes we need something to call to us and to pull us out of the everyday fog. All the artists on the art walk succeed in doing this in different ways.” – Ian Henderson, past juror
About Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
The Turchin Center engages visitors from the university, community, nation, and beyond in unique and meaningful experiences with the visual arts. They offer a wide array of dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach, and collection programs. These programs support the university’s teaching mission, inspire lifelong engagement with the visual arts, and create opportunities for participants to learn more about themselves and the world around them. The center is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of arts supporters, while presenting exhibition and education programming that fosters dialog about important issues facing today’s world, including social, racial, and economic justice.
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[Sponsored Listing] The Midtown Greenway Coalition has issued a call for sculpture concepts to select an artist for a proposed Midtown Greenway Light-emitting Sculpture. This sculpture will be an important improvement to the Midtown Greenway, Minnesota’s busiest non-motorized transportation corridor that serves thousands daily, and the East Phillips Neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Enter by: 3 Dec 2021 4pm CT
Showcase how public art can be a functional item that lights up a dark area and inspires additional projects elsewhere along the 5.5 mile-long Midtown Greenway, the #1 urban bikeway in the U.S. This Light-emitting Sculpture is an opportunity to work directly with an impacted community in a largely low-income and very diverse neighborhood.
An Advisory Team composed of neighbors will select three finalists. The Advisory Team for the sculpture is composed of residents on the two blocks adjacent to the proposed sculpture location and includes Latina, African American African immigrant, white, and queer people. The public will vote for their favorite design from among those three, based largely on the sculpture’s likelihood of making viewers say “Wow!” A contract for up to $8,000 will be offered to the winning artist for the design phase, resulting in a detailed design that can be used to pursue approvals to install the sculpture in public space. An additional contract for construction and installation will likely be offered to the winning artist to achieve sculpture installation by late August 2022. The sculpture will be unusual in that it will be a thing of beauty and quality in a high crime neighborhood where morale needs a boost.
About The Midtown Greenway Coalition
The Midtown Greenway Coalition is the grassroots nonprofit organization that advocated for public agencies to create the Midtown Greenway. The Coalition continues to serve as the community’s voice in protecting, improving, and promoting the use of the Midtown Greenway.
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