Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is currently accepting applications for the Clarington Outdoor Art Festival 2018, taking place on September 29-30 on VAC grounds in Bowmanville, Ontario. Applications are encouraged from creators working across all disciplines and artistic traditions. Aligning with Culture Days 2018, the festival is a platform that connects people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery.
Deadline: 31 Jul 2018
The Clarington Outdoor Art Festival provides artists and makers the opportunity to showcase their work in the context of an established and not for profit space. Artists and makers will have the opportunity to sell and network in the community of Bowmanville.
About Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not-for-profit charitable organization. The Centre nurtures the cultural development of the community by encouraging the creativity through arts education, exhibition, and promotion. The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington has a forty year history of providing quality exhibition and educational programming to the community.
VAC is an active and productive organization that makes good use of limited resources to generate a significant, varied, and ever-expanding volume of activity within each of their five service areas: exhibitions; educational programs; publications and information; community outreach and special events; and recognition programs. While the majority of artists, participants, and visitors are from Clarington, programs draw a considerable number of people from across the GTA and beyond.
VAC provides professionally curated exhibitions with accompanying catalogues at the Visual Arts Centre, exhibitions in the Clarington Municipal Building, and the Clarington Library as well as Art on Public Lands outdoor sculpture installations on the Centre’s grounds. They work to build community and be part of the community. Programs, exhibitions, and facilities reflect a diversity of ideas, engage the broader community, support artists, and are accessible to all.
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The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative, the Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT), and the Hackensack Main Street Alliance are seeking an artist or artist team for the Demarest Place Walkway Mural. Design and paint a mural at 135 Main Street on the corner of Demarest Place in Hackensack, NJ.
Deadline: 6 Jul 2018
Demarest Place is a unique pedestrian walkway, crossing Main Street, between the Atlantic Street bus stop and the Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC). This year, the CAT is focusing on activating the site through the arts via a large-scale Demarest Place Walkway Mural. Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group has granted permission to use the north side wall of its building at 135 Main Street, on the corner of Demarest.
This art application is a recommendation based on the outcomes of the Hackensack Strategy Lab, a joint initiative of the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative, held at Demarest Place on October 17, 2017. Fifty members of Hackensack and surrounding communities collaborated to brainstorm ideas of art, physical elements (lighting, seating), and cultural programming to create an enlivened and beautified public walkway that would serve as an attractive gateway to Main Street from the bus terminal and the HACPAC.
Hackensack, NJ is going through a major renaissance and redevelopment. The city believes the arts plays an essential role in bringing positive change that will better all who live, work, and visit there. Demarest Place is a unique pedestrian walkway that the city is working to transform into a public space for the arts. The selected artist has an opportunity to showcase his/her creative vision on the wall of a prominent building that can be seen from Main Street. It will be viewed by hundreds of passers-by from the new Performing Arts Center and bus station.
One artist or artist team will be selected for the Demarest Place Walkway Mural. The selected artist or team will be paid $9,600 in total for the project, including supplies, planning meeting, design, wall preparation, painting, and sealing of the mural.
About Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative
The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s ArtsBergen Initiative has been partnering with the City of Hackensack, the Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance, and its Creative Arts Team for three years to integrate arts and culture into the city’s redevelopment plans. Together they have accomplished many creative placemaking projects that are enlivening the city through the arts: The Main Gateway Mural Project, Art on a Stick, Interactive Arts Village, and the Utility Art Box Project. They want to make Hackensack a more vibrant place where the arts and artists flourish and community is made stronger.
The Hackensack Creative Arts Team (CAT) is a group of artists, merchants, organizational leaders, and public officials working to implement a creative placemaking plan for the City of Hackensack. Creative placemaking is the integration of arts and culture into a neighborhood, town, or region to build community and livability and boost local economy. The CAT works to identify projects that will move forward the Creative Vision Statement it drafted with the input of various members and sectors of the community.
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Artrooms Fair announces a call for artists for Artrooms Fair London with an extended deadline. The Fair will run from the 11th to the 13th January 2019 at iconic Meliã White House Hotel, Albany St, London NW1 3UP near Regent’s Park in London. Artrooms is an international contemporary art fair offering free exhibition spaces to independent artists.
Deadline: 31 Jul 2018
Room/Video Art Application: Artists will exhibit in hotel rooms to be transformed into their own creative and intimate studios. It is a great opportunity to share your vision, meet collectors, curators, and to be scouted by galleries. Application fee is £20.
The Single Work Application: Artists submit one application for one work and, if selected, will not be required to attend the fair. It is a great opportunity for all artists who express their interest in Artrooms Fair but experience difficulties in covering transport and accommodation expenses on top of the shipment and/or getting a travel VISA. Application fee is £50.
Selected artists for Artrooms Fair London, chosen by a prestigious selection committee, will be announced in September 2018.
About Artrooms Fair
Artrooms Fair’s mission is to exhibit artworks in an intimate surrounding. It shortens the distance between artists, curators, and visitors away from the daunting walls of the white cube ideology of the gallery space. After four editions, the fair has become the largest event for independent artists in the UK. It is one of the most talked about in the UK art’s calendar, receiving approximately 1,700 applications and showcasing more than 1,000 art works. Artrooms Fair has been receiving applications from 65 countries worldwide. Artrooms’ most innovative concept is to reconnect artists and galleries. It turns the fair into a hunting ground for scouting international trends. Since the last edition, the fair has engaged galleries launching a new affiliation programme. Artrooms has became not just an innovative fair for art buyers but also a place where enthusiastic visitors can approach art for the first time and enter the artist’s universe.
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Fresh Coast Capital and their affiliated non-profit, Fresh Coast Communities, announces a call for artists for Reimagining The Bear Brand Hosiery Factory Site. The former Bear Brand Hosiery Factory (205 East 21st Avenue) is a historic, ~3 acre brownfield located in Gary, Indiana. While in business, the Bear Brand Hosiery Factory manufactured women’s stockings, and as World War II began, transitioned to making parachutes for troops overseas. Finally in 1965, the factory closed and stood victim to decay and neglection. In partnership with Delta Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit, Fresh Coast Communities will bring together residents and public leadership around integrating an innovative phytoremediation and green redevelopment project to revitalize the demolished factory site and minimize stormwater runoff.
Deadline: 29 Jun 2018
As part of the effort to create a welcoming and restful parklike site where residents can walk and reflect on the city’s past, present, and potential future, Fresh Coast Communities is seeking local artists and muralists to help bring pride and life back to the site. This is a great opportunity to make a difference, raise awareness about the former factory, and demonstrate the commitment to revitalize the city of Gary. Fresh Coast Communities seeks artists to produce three large murals to be anchored to a split-rail fence and one three-dimensional interpretive sign showcasing the bioremediation process taking place on the site.
Reimagining The Bear Brand Hosiery Factory Site Artist Benefits
One (1) 3D Interpretative Project Sign: One finalist will be selected to illustrate the bioremediation and stormwater runoff management currently underway on the project site. He/She will be awarded $1000 and materials and installation costs will be covered separately by Fresh Coast Capital up to $1500. Size is negotiable depending on vision, but must be accomplished within budget. A detailed description of the bioremediation work currently underway on the site will be provided to the finalist to assist in preparing draft art proposal submission.
Three (3) Large-Scale Fence-Mounted Murals: Three mural concepts will be selected to demonstrate themes 1-3 described above. Murals should be 4 X 6. He/She will be awarded $500. Materials, construction, and installation expenses will be covered separately by Fresh Coast Communities.
Depending on art project, muralists will have the opportunity to interview former factory employees and community residents individually for art narrative interpretation. A resource guide outlining all three themes will be provided to finalists to assist in preparing art proposal submissions.
About Fresh Coast Communities
Fresh Coast Communities is a national nonprofit that helps cities get the most good out of green infrastructure through community education and demonstration projects; holistic green infrastructure planning; co-benefits programs and partnerships; and workforce development programs.
It is an independently-governed affiliate of Fresh Coast Capital, a green infrastructure delivery partner that helps cities build high-impact green infrastructure at scale, in partnership with the community.
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The Tubac Center of the Arts presents the First Nations Contemporary Biennial, an exhibition of contemporary art created by First Nations/Native American artists. Artists are urged to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach. Work must have been completed within the last 36 months. All work must be the original creation of the artist. Any media is eligible.
Deadline: 2 Aug 2018
Juried by Nez Perce-Onondaga contemporary artist Frank Buffalo Hyde. This exhibition is open to any First Nations artist in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Pieces will be for sale and eligible for prizes. This is Tubac’s first major exhibition of First Nations/Native American contemporary art. It offers artists the opportunity to explore their medium and have gallery space. Tubac is considered one of the finest art towns in America (Los Angeles Times) and provides substantive publicity for artists and their work.
- August 3 to 8, 2018: Jury process
- August 9, 2018: Notifications to artists
- September 8 – 10 , 2018: Shipped art due
- Monday, September 10, 2018: Hand delivered art due
- Friday, September 14, 2018: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, 5:00-7:00 pm
- Monday, October 22, 2018: Art must be picked up
- Week of October 29, 2018: Shipped work returned
First Nations Contemporary Biennial Awards
- Best of Show $500
- Award of Excellence $300
- Award of Merit $250
- Juror’s Award $100
- Honorable Mention $75
- Honorable Mention $75
About Tubac Center of the Arts
The Tubac Center of the Arts has featured work from a variety of nationally known artists including Felice House, Maynard Dixon, and Olivia Barrionuevo. Within the three galleries, Tubac has sought to offer challenging exhibitions that present thought-provoking and innovative art. As a nonprofit entity, Tubac can take aesthetic chances that for-profit galleries may not. The center offers a performing arts series, open studio tour, and educational programs for adults and children. Located just south of Tucson, the Tubac Center of the Arts seeks to re-imagine the borderlands as a place of vibrant artistic, cultural, and economic possibility.
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The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce the fourth annual really Affordable Art $how 2018, a national juried show opening October 6, 2018. The exhibit runs October 6 – 15, 2018. This is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone. Thousands of New York art lovers and collectors attend. To make it easy for new collectors, all work submitted must be for sale at $499 or less. Receive 70% of the selling price.
Deadline: 12 Jul 2018
BWAC really loves art in all media. As well as looking for skill in the use of a variety of materials, BWAC looks for how well that medium relates to the concept or movement and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. The juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment. Virtually every medium is accepted including oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pastel, drawing, print, mixed media, sculpture, assemblage, and fabric. The juror is Brinda Kumar, Assistant Curator in the department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
The broad theme of really Affordable Art $how 2018 encompasses all the possibilities of your imagination allowing you to think, play, and create outside the box with few inhibitions, restrictions, rules, or guidelines. Set yourself free to explore the possibilities of creativity.
really Affordable Art $how 2018 Artist Benefits
- Best of Show Gold: $1000 Purchase Prize. The work selected as ‘Best of Show’ will be purchased by BWAC for $1000 and added to Brinda Kumar’s personal collection.
- Best of Show Silver: $250
- Certificates of Recognition: $800 ($100 each for eight winners.)
All prize selections will be announced at the Opening Reception at 3PM.
About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.
For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.
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The Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs invites artists to submit work for the fourth annual Sculpture on the Lawn 2018 exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center (201 S. Rosalind Ave) in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida. The works are visible to approximately 10,000 people daily. Sculpture on the Lawn is open to sculptors who specialize in the design, construction, and installation of outdoor sculptures. Up to four sculptures will be selected for display from October 2018 to September 2019. One of the sculptures will be selected from a student or emerging artist, if suitable.
Deadline: 5 Aug 2018
The theme of Diversitastic! has been added to the Sculpture On The Lawn 2018. The Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs welcomes large-scale sculptures that celebrate diversity in our communities and the interweaving of different backgrounds, cultures, and religions. The theme supports the inaugural FusionFest, November 24 and 25, 2018, a free celebration in downtown Orlando, supported by Orange County Government.
The three main considerations are creativity, site appropriateness, and durability. Selected artists must transport the artwork to the site on the specified date and install it with minimal assistance, then remove the artwork after the exhibition. Orange County provides 12-by-12-foot concrete pads. Sculptures must be firmly secured to the pads. There is a 6-foot minimum height preference. The sky is the limit for the maximum height.
- Notification of acceptance: August 10, 2018
- Installation time frame: October 1 to 12, 2018
- Opening celebration: October 19, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Sculpture removal: October 1 to 11, 2019
Sculpture On The Lawn 2018 Artist Benefits
Each artist will be awarded $3,500 as a fee for the annual loan of his or her artwork and to help offset any necessary transportation, installation, and housing costs. No other compensation will be provided. A payment of $3,000 will be made upon installation and $500 will be paid upon removal. Orange County will insure the artwork up to its stated value or $50,000, whichever is less, for theft or major vandalism. The artist will be responsible for any repairs needed due to fabrication defects or reasonable wear and tear of the object in a public location. Sales of the works will be encouraged and promoted. Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artist or designated agent. No commission will be charged. Sculptures must remain on site until September 2019.
About Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs
Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness, and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes thirteen municipalities. It is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide.
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The Stamfort Art Association announces a call for artists for the 38th Faber Birren Color Show. In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant and author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award of $1000 for original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope.
Deadline: 22 Jul 2018
This year, the Stamford Art Association celebrates its 38th year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Show. Wall work and sculpture are accepted. No performance art or 3D should be submitted. Artwork must be framed and wired for hanging.
38th Faber Birren Color Show Artist Benefits
Prizes, funded by an original endowment, usually exceed $2000. This exhibit encourages artists to concentrate only on color. The exhibit gets over 1000 visitors. It is an international show that allows artists to be juried by a juror with major NYC gallery and museum experience. This is an opportunity to put yourself on the wall with artists who have work displayed across the US and in museums. Where else can you show your best colors?
About Stamford Art Association
The Stamford Art Association is the oldest art gallery in Stamford. It is unique in accepting artists to display work even if they are not members. The Stamford Art Association has eight exhibits yearly in its Townhouse Gallery and curates four exhibits at the gallery at the Ferguson Library in Stamford.
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Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) announces a call for artists for Yield: Depictions and Revelations, a juried exhibition. RNAC artist members are invited to submit exciting, traditional, and unusual works interpreting or exploring the theme, Yield. It is the RNAC’s intent to create a show which includes both two-and three-dimensional work including works in water media, oil, graphite, encaustic, mixed media, photography, prints, ceramics, sculpture, video, installations, and non-traditional media of all kinds.
Deadline: 29 Jun 2018
Exhibition dates: Aug 23 – Oct 14, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, Aug 25, 4-6 PM
Ilana Manolson, Juror, is a nationally recognized artist based in Concord, Massachusetts. She is a printmaker and painter whose work is represented by Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC. Her work has been shown at the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Danforth Museum; and the De Cordova Museum. She is a former Distinguished Artist Teacher for the RNAC Goetemann Artist Residency on Rocky Neck.
Artists will have the opportunity to show and sell their work at the Rocky Neck Colony. Through the juried process, they may become a new member of the Colony. The exhibition will be shown in the historic Cultural Center Gallery at Rocky Neck.
About Rocky Neck Art Colony
The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies, and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist painters in US art. Edward Hopper and Emil Gruppe are examples. It has been a catalyst for the progressive ideas of Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Theresa Bernstein, Milton Avery, and Nell Blain. Today, Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving, creative community.
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El Sol Brillante, a community garden on 12th Street between Avenues A and B in New York’s East Village, is seeking artists to create a mural along the back wall of the garden.
Deadline: 1 Jul 2018
When the garden was first incorporated, a trompe l’oeil mural along the back wall depicted lines of crops extending back into the vanishing point. For years, that mural was the symbol of the garden until subsequent construction resulted in its partial demolition. The new mural should capture the spirit of the original: the infinitely renewing power and energy of nature extending outward from the garden.
A committee of garden members will meet to determine which proposals mesh best with the garden’s values and aesthetic. They will forward those proposals for consideration to the membership of the garden which will vote to determine the final project at a garden meeting.
The garden has received a grant providing for a $250 commission for the artist plus all needed supplies. An additional commission may be available. Include a proposed commission in the proposal.
About El Sol Brillante Jr Community Garden
The garden is a center of community life on 12th street, providing a haven from the hustle city life. It is a place where numerous plants flourish. The garden is a center of artistic activity, from music and dance performances to the Garden of Earthly Delights wrought iron fence created by Julie Dermansky in 1994.
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