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Art In The Park 2019 – Call For Artists

Art In The Park 2019 – Call For Artists

Steamboat Creates announces a call for artists for Art In The Park 2019, the same weekend as the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo just minutes away, these events offer artistry and color both on canvases and in the air, making this weekend a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado in the summertime.

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Deadline: 1 Apr 2019

Art in the Park is free to the public and features nearly 160 artist vendors, live entertainment, food vendors, and an interactive children’s art area. This popular and successful event takes place on July 13th and 14th over Hot Air Balloon Rodeo Weekend, which draws large crowds through a weekend of fun and excitement. Around 10,000 people attend the festival located in West Lincoln Park, on the west end of downtown Steamboat Springs in beautiful Northwest Colorado.

Art In The Park 2019 Artist Benefits

Exhibiting artists will benefit from the diversity of over 20 different mediums. This high-end art fair is selective in its jurying process of handmade items only, which attracts art enthusiasts and patrons. Steamboat Creates has over 500 Instagram followers, over 1,000 Facebook followers and a strong reputation in its 45th year for Art in the Park. Steamboat Springs was designated as a Creative District in 2017, putting it on the map for Colorado Creative Industries.

There is promotion of the event through newspaper, radio, press releases, magazine articles, social media, rack cards, collaborative marketing with Chamber of Commerce, and distribution of marketing materials with the concierges in the Yampa Valley.

About Steamboat Creates

Steamboat Creates represents the evolution of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, which has been a nonprofit supporting the arts since 1972. Steamboat Creates supports these endeavors by being the only organization in town to advocate for arts and culture at the local and state levels. Giving rise to the importance of the creative industries as an economic driver is essential to our rural communities resiliency and cultural diversity. Steamboat Creates advocates fiercely for the creative tribe in the Yampa Valley and those artists visiting the area. Their home is in a historic building that was a 1908 train station, hence our location name, Depot Art Center.

For more information, contact sylvie@steamboatcreates.org.

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Loring Park Art Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Loring Park Art Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Artists For Artists announces a call for artists for the Loring Park Art Festival 2019, a high quality, juried festival held in beautiful Loring Park near downtown Minneapolis, MN. Stunning gardens and abundant trees throughout the park create an idyllic setting for art, music, and food. Booths circle a large pond with ample spaces for display.​

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Deadline: 15 Mar 2019

Artists For Artists presents the exceptional art of 140 selected artists, performances of music and dance, and entertainment. They are planning for sunny skies with a cool breeze in Loring Park on July 27 and 28, 2019.  The formal garden will be in full bloom and there will be a variety of food available. The show is organized by Artists For Artists, not a business association or civic organization. They are exhibiting artists who know what artists need to be successful.

About Artists For Artists

Artists for Artists’ mission is to provide an aesthetic place for local and regional artists to exhibit and sell their art, provide an entertaining event for the community, feature a beautiful park in an urban setting to the wider metro area, and promote and support ethnic diversity in the exhibiting visual arts.

For more information, contact info@loringparkartfestival.com.

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Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 – Call For Artists

Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 – Call For Artists

Kitsap Arts and Crafts presents the 60th annual Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019. This show is open to all artists 18 and over who reside in USA. Two and 3 Dimensional original art only, produced within the last two years without the supervision of an instructor. The show is located at the Village Green Community Center, Kingston, WA.

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Deadline: 22 Jun 2019

$40.00 entry fee includes first three entries, $10.00 each for additional images up to six entries. Notification of results July 2.

All 2D work must be framed or properly wired for hanging, no brackets please. Art must not exceed 48″ in width. Sculpture must be solid standing or securely mounted. All art must be for sale, the artist will receive 70% commission of sales. Proceeds go to our college art scholarship program.

Physical delivery of art will be on Saturday July 20th, 10-2 pm. The Preview Party Reception will start the Festival on Thursday the 25th at 7PM to introduce the artists, jurors and announce the awards.  All artwork must remain until the end of the show, Sunday, July 28th, 4 pm. Pick up is from 4-6 pm on Sunday the 29th and 10 am – 12 pm on Monday, July 29th.

Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 Jurors

Amy Sawyer, 2-D juror, is the assistant curator at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA (BIMA). She is dedicated to assisting emerging and under-recognized artists to help expand their voice and bring to light art that resonates with the present moment. Before transplanting to Seattle, Amy worked as a book artist and education assistant at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2015, she began working with numerous artists throughout the Puget Sound region on exhibitions at BIMA, Olympic College, and Museum of Northwest Art. Amy is in the final preparatory stages curating a solo exhibition of Seattle paper sculptor, Patty Grazini at BIMA. She is ramping up her engagement as a junior curator in the region and serves on the board of Fremont Abbey Arts Center, a Seattle-based non-profit that advocates for local musicians, visual artists, poets, storytellers, and performance artists.

Bonnie Block, photography juror, is an award winning wildlife photographer from Kingston, Wa. In 2016 she won the Audubon Grand Prize for Photography. Her work has been displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History with the Natures Best Photography Show and has also been featured in many nature and photography publications.

Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 Artist Benefits

Nearly $3,000 in awards will be given out. Cash awards will be given in all categories plus a Viewers Choice and $1000.00 for Best of Show. Awards are given at the judges discretion. The decisions of the judges are final. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Port of Kingston.  Kitsap Arts and Crafts is coordinating the Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 with their event, all within 1/2 mile of each other.

About Kitsap Arts and Crafts

Since 1959, Kitsap Arts and Crafts (KA&C) has focused on promoting the arts in north Kitsap county. They stage student art shows and adult fine arts shows. They award college art scholarships which are renewable. Since 1975, KA&C has given out 198 scholarships of an average of $2,000. each. Besides the art show, KA&C produces a crafts festival at the same time and place. There are arts and crafts booths, live local music, a kids craft corner, food, a beer garden with craft beers from a local brewery, and extra activities for KA&C’s anniversary year.

For more information, contact evyhh@comcast.net.

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Bayside Art Awards 2019 – Call For Artists

Bayside Art Awards 2019 – Call For Artists

Bayside Council invites submissions from artists to take part in the 3rd annual Bayside Art Awards 2019 recognizing outstanding achievements in sculpture, photography, and visual arts. The Awards are run by Bayside Council as part of their annual Arts Festival.

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Deadline: 17 Mar 2019

The Bayside Arts Festival is a month-long festival promoting, engaging, and acknowledging the local creative community as well as increasing opportunities for the broader community to participate in arts and cultural activities in the area. In 2018, the Festival program featured 30 community events, highlights include the Sculptures @ Bayside Exhibition, stART (Launch Event), GRaB (Georges River & Bayside) Arts & Cultural Forum, CamerART Photographic Competition, School Holiday Program, Earth Day Eco-Fair, Bushtracks and Turtle Dreaming Exhibition (featuring local Aboriginal Artists), and Nature and Life (Australian Chinese New Art Society) Exhibition.

Now in its 3rd year, the Bayside Arts Festival continues to grow, scheduled to run from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 5 May, 2019, it will feature an exciting series of arts and cultural events, workshops and exhibitions that are accessible, innovative and engaging.

Entry is free. Finalists will be displayed during the Bayside Arts Festival along the Cook Park, Kyeemagh Foreshore, from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 28 April 2019.

Bayside Art Awards 2019 Prizes

Sculptures Prize Categories

  • Sculptures @ Bayside Acquisition Prize – Up to $50,000
  • Sydney Airport Sculpture Award (Judge’s Choice) – $6,000
  • Sydney Airport Highly Commended Sculpture Award – $2,000
  • Cooks River Rescue Prize – $2,000
  • People’s Choice Award – $1,500

CamerART Prize Categories

  • First Prize – $3,000
  • Highly Commended – $1,000
  • Sydney Airport Aviation Award – $1,500
  • Junior Prize (up to 12 years) – $500
  • Youth Prize (13 – 21 years) – $1,000
  • People’s Choice Award – $500

Visual Arts Prize Categories

  • First Prize – $3,000
  • Highly Commended – $1,000
  • Sydney Airport Young Emerging Artist Award (13-21) – $1,000
  • People’s Choice Award – $500

About Bayside Council

Bayside Council strives to provide leadership in the community, assisting communities to identify, articulate, and achieve community and social goals. They embrace the concept of community capacity building: that is, facilitating the ability of community members, governments, and businesses to take the steps to find solutions to issues in their own communities. Bayside Council faces many challenges in forthcoming years that will be proactively addressed by maintaining financial discipline, building on their public and private partnerships, and collaborating to provide best value services to the community. Their strategic plan sets out how they will continue to do their share towards making Bayside a highly attractive place to live, work, and invest.

For more information, contact arts@bayside.nsw.gov.au.

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Global Arts Festival – Call For Artists

Global Arts Festival – Call For Artists

Arts in Bartlett, the local 501 (c)3 nonprofit arts council in Bartlett, IL, presents Global Arts Festival, an event to celebrate the diversity within our community. Last year 3,000 enjoyed a colorful, exciting, inclusive weekend of multicultural music, art, crafts, dance, food, and audience participation events that brought together people of nationalities represented in the area. Booths for ethnic artists, crafters, free trade shops, food artisans, and nonprofits will be throughout the park, with a family activity center. The main stage will feature musical acts and dancers. Another area will host participatory activities such as yoga, martial arts, dance lessons, drumming circles, and henna art. The Gazebo will contain a Family Global Story Circle and multicultural crafts.

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Deadline: 15 May 2019

Arts in Bartlett is now accepting booth and food vendors. Eligible booths are those that represent world cultures in art/crafts, artisan foods, and other world items. All artists must supply their own tents if needed, booth structures, as well as display boards, tables, and chairs. The cost is $175 per for-profit booth if paid by May 15. A limited number of 6 ft. tables are available for $10, first come-first served.

The audience comes from surrounding villages to attend the only multicultural festival in our area representing the diverse nationalities in the area. The setting is a beautiful shaded park in downtown Bartlett, a quaint village 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Singers, choruses, dancers, and instrumentalists representing many countries are a draw for this family oriented event. Two children’s activity areas and international games and sports are included. The festival begins with a children’s parade through the park carrying flags from 20 nations. Tours of the historic neighborhood surrounding the park are conducted by the Bartlett Historical Society at the beginning of the Festival. Bartlett’s demographics show an average annual family income of just over $100,000.

Global Arts Festival Artist Benefits

Arts in Bartlett advertises in print and digital media including various social media, websites, facebook pages, instagram, and twitter. The local newspaper devotes an insert to the festival with ads, artist listings, schedule of entertainment, and other events. The newspaper is delivered to 11,000 homes. Pizza shops attach postcard size ads to pizza boxes. The Village promotes heavily online. There are email blasts to subscribers and a print newsletter that goes to 44,000 residents. Banners and street signs attract passerbys.

About Arts in Bartlett

Arts in Bartlett is an all-volunteer, 16 year old arts council that has an emphasis on multicultural arts. The Arts Center in downtown Bartlett contains a gallery, classrooms for children, and adult art and music lessons. It has a large community room for concerts, recitals, parties, and receptions. The signature event is the Global Arts Festival.

For more information, contact art@artsinbartlett.org.

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Art On Fourth 2019 – Call For Artists

Art On Fourth 2019 – Call For Artists

The city of Ketchum, Idaho, invites experienced artists to apply for Ketchum’s summer sculpture exhibition, Art on Fourth 2019. Original three-dimensional artwork by selected artists will be displayed in outdoor public spaces along Ketchum’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor from June through October 2019.

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Deadline: 1 Apr 2019

In its twelfth year, Art on Fourth has become an exciting part of the city’s summer attractions, presenting artwork by diverse artists ranging from locals to those of national standing. Past exhibitors include Rod Kagan, Boaz Vaadia, Gwynn Murrill, Steve Jensen, Will Robinson, and Robert Kantor.

The call is open to artists creating original three-dimensional artwork suitable in scale and materials for public outdoor display. Artists may enter up to ten sculptures for consideration. There is no entry fee.

Selected artists for Art on Fourth 2019 will receive a $2,500 stipend for the exhibition of their work. The exhibition will be featured on the city’s website and various social media forums.

About the City of Ketchum

The City of Ketchum is located in the Wood River Valley in south central Idaho. Founded in 1880 during the mining boom, Ketchum is now regarded as one of the most popular destinations for winter and summer visitors due to its world-class skiing, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, restaurants, shopping, and sophisticated arts and cultural offerings. In 2018, Ketchum was awarded designation by the International Dark-Sky Association as a Dark Sky Community and is included in the Nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, one of only 13 in the world. The city of Ketchum hosts the famous annual Wagon Days Parade, held on Labor Day weekend, and numerous other year-round attractions. Ketchum is home to more than 10,000 full- and part-time residents.

In 2012, ArtPlace named Ketchum one of the top twelve small-town arts places in the U.S. In 2014, Smithsonian Magazine named Ketchum one of the 20 best small towns to visit in the U.S. As part of Ketchum’s Downtown Master Plan, the Fourth Street Heritage Corridor was created as a pedestrian friendly street. Widened sidewalks feature benches and sites for artwork.

For more information, contact lenourato@ketchumidaho.org.

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Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019 – Call For Artists

Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019 – Call For Artists

The City of Mauldin and the Mauldin Cultural Council in Mauldin, SC invite all South Carolina based visual artists, working solo or as a team, to submit proposals for the Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019. The selected artist will create a work in any medium that reflects the specific theme “Youth: Passion for Change.” Experiential or participatory components are permitted. The outcome will include one complete art work made ready for public presentation for a minimum of ten (10) years at the Mauldin Cultural Center around the outdoor amphitheater.

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Deadline: 18 Mar 2019

The Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019 artist must be a resident of the state of South Carolina during the duration of the project. Non-resident students enrolled in collegiate programs at South Carolina universities/colleges are not eligible.

For Artist Teams, all members must qualify under these residency guidelines. Artists must demonstrate experience in public art projects and have experience with creating public art works with lifespans of ten years or more. Artists working in any medium are welcome; however, the work must withstand seasonal change over ten years, public interaction, and be self-sufficient.

Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019 Artist Benefits

  • The maximum budget for the project is $15,000 – inclusive of all artist fees, materials, travel, and construction.
  • Artist will be honored with an unveiling ceremony and a ribbon cutting that is open to the public. Media and local officials are invited to this ceremony.
  • The artist and his/her piece will be shared with local media and via the City and Cultural Center’s social media accounts.
  • The work of the artist will visible on the Cultural Center’s website as long as the piece remains standing along the trail.
  • The artist will receive a plaque next to the installation detailing the artist’s statement and/or process.

About Mauldin Cultural Center

The Mauldin Cultural Center (MCC) was created to establish, develop, and promote a cultural system that celebrates the Mauldin community, leverages the arts for the economic benefit of the City and its citizens, and strives to give all citizens and visitors the ability to experience and participate in artistic and cultural activities in an effort to continually develop a more vibrant community.

The Mauldin Cultural Center is the product of community partners with the vision of developing a cultural center for the City of Mauldin. Originally Mauldin High School, and later Mauldin Elementary School, the building was constructed in 1937 as a WPA Project and has since seen a few minor updates as the schools grew. In 2003, the City of Mauldin began the process of purchasing the 14 acre property as the first step toward creating a City Center.

Currently, MCC hosts almost 30,000 people annually. They offer a wide-range of arts education classes, live concerts, theater performances, comedy, art exhibits, a public art trail, and community events.

For more information, contact kkitchings@mauldincitysc.com.

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64th Annual Park Forest Art Fair – Call For Artists

64th Annual Park Forest Art Fair – Call For Artists

Tall Grass Arts Association announces a call for artists for the 64th Annual Park Forest Art Fair, the second oldest juried fair in the Chicagoland region. The fair features artists from all over the US. Artists exhibit in the areas of painting, print-making, photography, wood, fiber arts, glass arts, and jewelry.

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Deadline: 4 May 2019

Booth fees are $175. Jurying fee is $35.

The Village of Park Forest sponsors a music fest on the Saturday of the Fair. The fest features a variety of bands and a mixture of musical styles including jazz, folk, and popular music. The village hosts a beer and wine tent in coordination with the music fest. On Sunday, fest-favorite Patchouli performs folk music. There are typically four to five food vendors.

64th Annual Park Forest Art Fair Artist Benefits

Prize money totals $3,000. Awards are for two-dimensional, three-dimensional art, and jewelry. Newspaper stories are submitted to newspapers in the artists’ hometowns which feature photographs of the artist and his/her artworks. The fair is advertised in regional newspapers, WBBM radio during drive times, and on social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It is exceptionally artist friendly with help unloading and reloading, volunteers providing bottles of water all day and providing bathroom breaks, a light breakfast each day, and a wonderful dinner for artists. The audience includes many people who visit the fair year after year and whose goal is to buy art.

About Tall Grass Arts Association

Tall Grass Arts Association operates an art gallery in the area of the fest. The gallery is open to the public, free of charge, and will feature the works of many Tall Grass juried artists during the fair. Artists who pass jurying for the fair become juried artists in the gallery. Their artworks may be sold in the Tall Grass Gift shop. The commission for sales in the gallery and gift shop are split 70% for the artist and 30% for the gallery – a split that is more generous than most galleries in the Chicagoland area.

For more information, contact tallgrass367@sbcglobal.net.

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2019 Biennale – Call For Artists

2019 Biennale – Call For Artists

Art League of Hilton Head invites artists to enter the 2019 Biennale, its 26th National Juried Exhibition, held every other year across multiple media types. Over $5000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Categories include oil, acrylic, watermedia, mixed media, pastel, photography, drawing, and three -dimensional art. All work must be original and completed within the last three years.

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Deadline: 22 Mar 2019

All works of art selected by jurors will be on display at Art League Gallery in the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

The 2019 Biennale judge is Alan Flattmann, an internationally known, award-winning artist accomplished in oil and watercolor and best known for his work in pastel. His book The Art of Pastel Painting is still widely considered the definitive guide to pastel.

The 2019 Biennale exhibition will be free and open to the public from May 7 – June 1, 2019. An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10, from 5-7pm.

2019 Biennale Artist Benefits

There are numerous benefits to artists, in addition to the opportunity to compete for $5000 in cash prizes.

The state of the art gallery provides the finest exhibit space with high tourist and community visibility. Art League of Hilton Head offers a unique audience for your art comprised of the local and high tourist population, who are culturally engaged and with disposable income.

The exhibition will take place during the run of a professional production of A Chorus Line at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. With the gallery inside the same building, Art League of Hilton Head expects to host an additional 100-200 theater-goers each evening in addition to the regular daily visitors.

All exhibited artworks will be for sale, with 60% of sales going to the artist. The Biennale has historically had very positive sales results.

About Art League of Hilton Head

Art League of Hilton Head is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island. It is built on a membership of talented artists, art students, and art supporters who work together to advance the mission to support and promote visual arts through exhibition, education, and partnership. Art League hosts dozens of workshops, art shows, and special events annually. It is an integral part of the Low Country region’s art scene. Art League operates an Art Academy offering opportunities for creative study at all skills levels. Curriculum changes monthly. It is taught by professional art educators including nationally reputed guest instructors.

For more information, contact admin@artleaguehhi.org.

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Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) seeks fine artists and fine crafters for the Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 (LAF) on August 17th and 18th in Michigan City, Indiana. This popular festival is currently in its 38th year. Exhibitor categories include 2-D art, fine craft, jewelry, photography, sculptural objects, and wearable art. LAF takes place on LCA’s grounds to connect festival-goers to dynamic programming and exhibitions.

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Deadline: 29 Mar 2019

LCA selects individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. Additionally, LCA’s galleries will be available for use by regional galleries that represent the best in emerging contemporary art. LCA anticipates 75 to 100 exhibitors in total.

Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 Artist Benefits

LAF is extensively marketed via social media, radio, TV, print, and promotional signage. This year’s festival will take place during LCA’s summer blockbuster exhibition, “The Chicago Imagists: Before and After.”

$3,000 in cash awards will be distributed between:

  • Best in Show
  • 1st Place Artist
  • 1st Place Artisan
  • Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art
  • Juror’s Awards (2)

Amenities for exhibitors include:

  • Parking – Designated parking areas for artists are located adjacent to LCA property.
  • Hospitality – Complimentary water and snacks are provided during Friday setup and throughout the festival.
  • Indoor restrooms will be accessible during setup and festival hours, in addition to portable restrooms outside.
  • Security – Off-duty police officers will be onsite both Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Booth Sitters – Volunteers will be available Saturday and Sunday to provide short relief breaks for exhibitors.
  • Art purchase pick-up service is available for patrons at Office Trailer/Entrance.

About Lubeznik Center for Arts

Lubeznik Center for Arts (LCA) serves as a hub for arts and culture for the entire region. They strive to ensure that everyone in their community receives equal access to high quality cultural experiences. In order to accomplish this, they provide:

  • World class contemporary art exhibitions, open to the public at no charge
  • Educational tours and artmaking for approximately 1,800 students annually
  • After school art education programs at eight elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school
  • Free visual arts classes for adults with cognitive disabilities at no charge to participants
  • Scholarships to help ensure all children have the opportunity to attend our art classes and camps
  • Free First Friday cultural events
  • A gallery shop featuring one-of-a-kind artisan-made items

For more information, contact artinfo@lubeznikcenter.org.

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