2017 Digital Artist In Residence – Call For Artists

2017 Digital Artist In Residence – Call For Artists

The Main Line Art Center (MLAC) announces a call for artists for the 2017 Digital Artist In Residence. It consists of a $1000 award, paid opportunities to engage with MLAC audiences, and a virtual residency.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 27 Jun 2017

Application fee: $30 MLAC Members / $35 Non-Members

The Digital Artist in Residence Program was launched in 2015 in conjunction with Panorama: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century. The focus is on artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium including video, animation, digital photography, interactive gaming platforms, virtual reality experiences, 360, motion capture applications, video-mapping and projections, and internet-based works.

Adult fine artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium of their artwork, who are not full-time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply.

The 2017 Digital Artist In Residence does not include a studio or housing. It is intended to be a residency that promotes the artist’s work and provides opportunities for them to have paid engagements with MLAC audiences through teaching, lectures, demonstrations, and virtual experiences for the duration of one year. Artists receive cash award when the residency is completed and must participate in the residency for its entirety. Residency begins in September of 2017 and is completed in August of 2018.

While MLAC offers a limited budget for the presentation of artwork created for the residency. It may not have the capacity to cover all technical needs. Therefore, artists are expected to work with the residency’s budget and resources or provide additional resources on their own. When a specific project for presentation is agreed upon by the artist and MLAC, budget needs and required resources will be determined accordingly.

Application includes digital submission of the following: artist statement, biography, CV, ten images/clips of artwork, and statement of how the artist might engage with MLAC audiences over the course of one year.

The 2016 Digital Artist in Residence was Leo Hylan (Baltimore, MD).

2017 Digital Artist In Residence awards: $1000, public presentation of artwork, and one year virtual residency at Main Line Art Center (Sept. 2017 – Aug. 2018)

About the Main Line Art Center

Main Line Art Center is the Main Line’s home to discover, create, and experience visual art. It is a frequent recipient of Best of Awards for its beautiful galleries and high-quality art instruction. The MLAC’s visual art classes and contemporary and innovative exhibitions stimulate creativity, conversation, and joy. The mission is to inspire and engage people of all ages, abilities, and economic means in visual art through education, exhibitions, and experiences.

Main Line Art Center’s educational offerings span from traditional to contemporary. They are held to the highest level of excellence. In 2015, Main Line Art Center received the Commitment to Cultural Access Award from Art-Reach for the Center’s Accessible Art Programs for children and adults with disabilities. Additionally, the MLAC grants over $12,000 in need-based scholarships annually. Last year they inspired 21,000 people at MLAC and touched the lives of over 78,000 through programs in the community.

For more information, contact cmarkowitz@mainlineart.org.


Art In The Courtyard – Call For Artists

Art In The Courtyard – Call For Artists

Brush Art Gallery and Studios announces a call for artists for Art in the Courtyard. Event to take place on Saturday, July 29 noon – 7:30 pm and Sunday, July 30 noon – 6:00 pm.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 May 2017

Art in the Courtyard will be held in the shaded, brick-lined courtyard between the National Historical Park Visitor Center and the Brush Art Gallery. Tents will be set up to provide a welcoming place, rain or shine. Art in the Courtyard is a high-traffic spot during the festival. It is conveniently situated between Market Street and the Dutton Stage, one of the main music and dance stages of the Folk Festival. In addition, local artists will be displaying and selling their artwork at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios creating a strong center for art and fine crafts for the Lowell Folk Festival. The Festival draws over 100,000 visitors each year.

There will be security for artwork overnight. Exhibitors are provided, free of charge, a locked facility in which to store their work over night on Saturday. This will eliminate having to drive into the city each day in order to unload/load artwork from/into vehicles. Volunteers will be available during the day to give exhibitors a break. The Brush Art Gallery and Studios has been managing this portion of the Lowell Folk Festival for several Years.

About Brush Art Gallery and Studios

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios is located in the Lowell National Historical Park across the courtyard from the Visitor Center. This dynamic and captivating place was originally founded by the Lowell Historic Preservation Commission, U.S. Department of the Interior. The Brush presents museum quality exhibitions, educational programs, and has collaborated with many other nonprofit groups.

The Lowell Folk Festival 2017: There’s so much to see, eat, hear, do, and discover at the Annual Lowell Folk Festival. The festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art, and children’s activities.

For more information, contact brushdirector@gmail.com.


stARTup Art Fair Chicago 2017 – Call For Artists

stARTup Art Fair Chicago 2017 – Call For Artists

stARTup Art Fair announces a call for artists for stARTup Art Fair Chicago 2017, a juried contemporary art fair for independent artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 7 Jul 2017

The fair runs September 15-17, 2017 at the ACME Hotel in the River North District, within blocks of the Navy Pier where EXPO Chicago takes place the same weekend.

Those selected will each take over a hotel room to present a solo show of their work. Through its democratic, online application, stARTup Art Fair gives artists the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive, diverse range of art world professionals that includes:

  • Diana Al-Hadid, Widely exhibited, New York-based artist
  • Allison Glenn, Manager of Publications and Curatorial Associate, Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • Sabina Ott, Artist, educator, curator, and Founder of Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL
  • Andrew Rafacz, Owner, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

There are application and exhibitor fees.

stARTup Art Fair Chicago 2017 artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a thousands of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to Chicago for a weekend of contemporary art. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artist.

About stARTup Art Fair

stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art fair for independent artists. The intimate, boutique fair provides artists and art enthusiasts with direct access to the art world, fostering new relationships and creating a new exhibition platform for thought-provoking contemporary artwork in three major cities across the country: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. stARTup Art Fair’s mission is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms.

Consumers experience artwork unfiltered and direct from artists via social media. Artists report building a thriving client base by selling works straight from the internet. stARTup Art Fair is forward thinking. It mirrors the art market by creating direct access between consumer and artist without sacrificing quality. Each fair assembles a panel of curators, gallerists, and professional artists to vet our exhibiting artists. This ensures a thoughtful and dynamic group of artists that will impress and inspire our attendees.

For more information, contact ray@startupartfair.com.


Glass 2017 – Call For Artists

Glass 2017 – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Glass 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 11 Jun 2017

Is the glass half full or half empty?
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
We work on shattering the glass ceiling.
The ice is as smooth as glass.

What is so magical about this substance, made from sand, that it comes up in so many proverbs and sayings? It is magical – the invention of glass allowed us, for the first time, to be able to observe things while having a barrier to keep us warm, safe, and dry. We can store liquids safely and know how much is left in the bottle. Glass is not only a practical solution to so many situations, but also the foundation for an entire area of art. Think of Dale Chihuly. Whether you create wonderful images about drinking glasses, eye glasses, wavy window panes, or glass beads, Murano glass, or beach glass, it all works.

Chosen artists for Glass 2017 will have a live exhibition in a New York City gallery, Jadite Gallery, in October, 2017. There will be an exhibition catalog and an online gallery on the NYC4PA website. Juror, Traer Scott, has juried shows for NYC4PA previously and is an excellent juror.

About the New York Center for Photographic Art

New York Center for Photographic Art is an organization which encourages all photographers of all ages and all experience. The gallery in New York City is a storefront gallery open five days a week. Their mission is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits. NYC4PA is proud to advance the art of photography.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.


SunSpots17 – Call For Artists

SunSpots17 – Call For Artists

Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley is now accepting entries for its upcoming group exhibition, Sunspots17: Ode to Summer.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 11 Jun 2017

Sunspots17 will be held July 10th through July 31st, 2017 at the Western Bureau’s Main Gallery in the historic Bank of Italy Building in downtown San Jose, California. The theme of the exhibition is summertime and the various memories, emotions, sights, and scenery that our warmest season evokes. All styles and mediums will be considered. Selected artists will be notified on June 19, 2017. Thematically aligned selections from the Western Bureau’s Permanent Collection including paintings by such noted mid-century artists as Erle Loran, Chris Ritter, James McCray, Edward Hagedorn, Victor di Gesu, and Harold C. Davies will also be included in the exhibition.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in the heart of Silicon Valley with a diverse group of artists from around the world.  If an artist’s piece sells during the exhibition, then they will receive 80% of the sale price. Unsold works will either be returned to the artist upon completion of the exhibition or purchased by Western Bureau Arts for our Permanent Collection.

About Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley

Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley is a leading collection of contemporary and modern art spanning from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Founded in 2008 in San Jose, California. Their mission is to preserve and promote works that have been unjustly overlooked or otherwise under-represented in today’s art market. The gallery is located in the landmark 1925 Bank of Italy building in downtown San Jose. They host monthly exhibitions of contemporary art alongside rotating selections from their Permanent Collection.

Whether it’s reviving the reputation of forgotten masters, celebrating regional art movements, or fostering the current generation of working artists, they strive to maintain this vital resource for educators, historians, curators, collectors, students, and members of the general public interested in exploring the many contours of creative expression.

For more information, contact art@westernbureau.com.


37th Faber Birren Color Show – Call For Artists

37th Faber Birren Color Show – Call For Artists

Stamford Art Association announces a call for artists for the 37th Faber Birren Color Show.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 23 Jul 2017

In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant and author of twenty-seven 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, encouraging artists in all media. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. This year the Stamford Art Association celebrates its 37th 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.


37th Faber Birren Color Show prizes are funded by an original endowment and usually exceed $2,000. This exhibit encourages artists to concentrate only on color. The exhibit attracts over 1,000 visitors and is an extraordinary way to have artwork displayed. It is an international show that allows artists to be judged by a juror with major NYC gallery and museum experience. This is an opportunity to put your art on the wall with artists who have work displayed across the US and in museums. Where else can you show your best colors? This yearly exhibit provides great exposure to artists in an geographical area that has many art collectors.

About Stamford Art Association

Stamford Art Association is the only art organization that offers a juried exhibit where the theme is color only. It honors Faber Birren, a Stamford resident, who was one of the foremost color theorists of his time. His works are part of Yale’s Beineke Rare Books Library. 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. It curates the four exhibits at the gallery at the Ferguson Library in Stamford.

For more information, contact christine_ranhosky@yahoo.com.


Decatur Artway Phase III – Call For Artists

Decatur Artway Phase III – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance seeks sculptures to be placed in Downtown Decatur, Georgia as part of the Decatur Artway Phase III. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two year sculpture exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jul 2017

Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000. The installed work may be available for sale. Artwork sold as a result of the Decatur Artway will be subject to a 20% commission which will be deducted from the purchase price and retained by the Decatur Arts Alliance.

The sculpture must be available for the duration of the two year contract. All submissions must be professionally constructed of durable materials which will withstand the elements. All durable outdoor media are encouraged. Delivery and installation of the selected work will be scheduled the week of October 16 – 21, 2017.

The Decatur Artway includes printed walking/cycling/driving sculpture tours, an online tour with mobile app, and docent lead tours for visitors and residents. The Decatur Artway opening will include an artist talk which will be videotaped and used on the mobile app and website.

This public art project offers a way to participate in the planning, design, and creation of communal space. This public art exhibition hopes to accomplish the following objectives:

  • engage civic dialogue and community;
  • attract attention and economic benefit;
  • connect artists with communities; and
  • enhance public appreciation of art.

Please note: if the submitted work has been selected and confirmed for another exhibition before July 15, 2017, then contact Angie Macon at Decatur Arts Alliance at your earliest convenience.

Decatur Artway Phase III artist benefits

Decatur, Georgia is a vibrant small city located five miles from downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The work will be located in prominent spaces in the heart of the central business district in Decatur, GA. Population of the district reaches approximately 100,000 each day. The Decatur Artway Phase III does not have a specific theme for this phase of the exhibition. The work will be featured in all marketing collateral distributed by the Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur Tourism Bureau, and Decatur Downtown Development Authority related to the exhibition. The work and artist’s personal statement will be featured in mobile apps that highlight the work.

The Decatur Artway Phase III is presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority.

About Decatur Arts Allicance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a 501 c 3 non profit organization that supports the arts and arts education in Decatur, Georgia. They make art accessible to the Decatur population.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org.


Palm Beach Contemporary – Call For Artists

Palm Beach Contemporary – Call For Artists

A&E Show Group announces a call for artists for Palm Beach Contemporary.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Nov 2017

Palm Beach Contemporary received rave reviews in 2017. Worth Avenue Magazine wrote: “This vibrant art show is the design and fashion event of the year – innovative and fresh featuring over 100 artists in an eclectic range of media…” The art critic from Palm Beach Arts Paper was equally effusive: “The well-curated Palm Beach Contemporary show… was a diverse representation of work, and if there was a unifying theme to be found it was one of transformation.” Local media called the show, “one of the top things to do” in Palm Beach County for the month of March. When A&E asked how they were found, many attendees said they Googled “Things to do in W. Palm Beach” and the Palm Beach Contemporary came up #1 in the search.

A&E Show Group is committed to bringing only the ‘best of the best’ to the event and will ultimately select no more than 135 of the nation’s top contemporary artists. A&E Show Group is further committed to presenting a balanced group of artists. To that end, they limit the number of artists in each of the categories. Artists participating in this elegant indoor event will compete for $4,000 in awards, with recognition for Best in Show, Collectors’ Award and Awards of Excellence in Jewelry, Wearable, and 2D. What better place to be in early March than South Florida with its gorgeous weather, abundance of wealthy buyers, and the support of an an organization committed to your success?

About A&E Show Group

Palm Beach Contemporary  is produced A&E Show Group, whose principals have a combined thirty years of experience in the art show business. Their commitment to diversity in art and artists did not go unnoticed by attendees at our 2017 event: “What a remarkable collection you put together. So much variety!” ~ Barbara T., Palm Beach / Hamptons. “So many new artists we had never seen before in Palm Beach. Great job!” Alice D., Delray Beach. We also “bring out the buyers.” As one artist put it, “the ratio of buyers to attendees was the highest I have ever seen.”

For more information, contact info@aeshowgroup.com.


Kala Fellowship Award 2017 – 2018 – Call For Artists

Kala Fellowship Award 2017 – 2018 – Call For Artists

Kala Art Institute announces a call for artists for the Kala Fellowship Award 2017 – 2018 international competition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 18 May 2017

Artists producing innovative work are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards are given based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.

In 2017, Kala will award eight artists a $3,000 stipend, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The award is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala’s specialized equipment in printmaking and digital media.

Each Kala Fellowship Award 2017 – 2018 includes:

  • Cash Award: $3,000
  • Studio Residency: Up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute with 24/7 access to our communal studio spaces. An individual studio space may be available depending on proposed projects and schedules.
  • Kala Class: One class or tutorial session that will provide training in a chosen area of printmaking and/or digital media.
  • Exhibition: Each artist selected is included in an annual group exhibition of Fellowship artists. Public programs for artists are possible and determined on an individual basis.
  • Community: Access to a community and network of approximately 75 artists working at Kala, participation in Kala events, and support of Kala staff.

Please note that this is a studio residency only. Housing is not included. Students who will be enrolled in a degree granting program in the 2017-2018 academic year are not eligible for the award.

About Kala Art Institute

Kala Art Institute encourages artistic experimentation. It was founded in 1974 by Archana Horsting and Yuzo Nakano as an international residency program rooted in the local community and a forum for ideas. Over four decades, it has progressed from a garage studio with one etching press and a single hot plate to a 15,200 sq. ft. facility in the historic West Berkeley Heinz building. Kala has grown steadily in the breath of its offerings and in the size of its operation. It remains true to its mission to be a workshop of ideas and engage the community through exhibitions, education, and public programs.

For more information, contact amber@kala.org.


Paws On Love – Call For Artists

Paws On Love – Call For Artists

Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage invites artists to submit applications to participate in Paws On Love, a unique art show featuring original work depicting dogs.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 17 May 2017

Held in the beautiful Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage, Paws on Love will exhibit the highest quality work possible. It intends to celebrate human’s best friend in multiple creative ways and forms.

Each artist may submit up to four pieces of original work depicting dogs. This is a fine art and folk art show. Art may be 2-dimensional (oils, acrylics, pastel, charcoal, pencil, or etching) or 3-dimensional (bronze, clay, wood, wire, fiber, or paper). Work must be the original work of the submitting artist. 2-dimensional works must be no smaller than 16″x20″ not including any framing and must wired and ready to hang. No saw tooth hangars accepted

A digital file (JPEG) of each piece must be submitted to be juried for the show. Each artist must include a $5.00 non-refundable jurying fee and the entry form. Upon acceptance, a $35 entry fee will be required for up to two pieces and $10 for each additional piece (maximum total of four pieces.)

Emphasis will be placed on creativity, originality, and quality of work.

Paws On Love artist benefits

Art may be offered for sale if allowed by the artist. The museum will receive 30% commission for each sale. Exhibitors should remember this when pricing art.

Paws on Love prizes will be given at the discretion of the judge as follows:

  • Best of Show – $1000
  • First Place 2-Dimensional – $250
  • First Place 3-Dimensional – $250

About the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage (TMAH) is housed in a 110-years-old architectural treasure that was originally the First Methodist Church. The building was the first brick church built in the community. It brought a refined elegance at the turn of the century to the growing rural town. Hundreds of Tiftonites, their children, and grandchildren, were christened, baptized, married, and memorialized in the beautiful Victorian Gothic structure. It was built by “Captain” Henry Harding Tift, a Connecticut Yankee who founded the town.

Legend has it that the building was constructed with brick instead of lumber to protect it from lumbermen, turpentiners, customers, and good friends of local frame saloon owners who burned down wooden churches while they were still under construction.

The building has had close ties to the town’s cultural life from its earliest years. Regular programs were presented in the sanctuary by the Tifton Music Club and visiting musicians. Long-time members tell of soirees held for famed opera star singer Lilly Ponds and performances by violinist Romanoff as well as the town’s own local “concert in the park” band and the church choir.

Constructed in 1900 and once hailed as “the finest church in the South,” the 3500 square-foot building’s rather simple exterior opens to reveal an expansive octagonal-shaped interior, rich with color and ornamentation. The fine-grained heart pine lumber of the interior walls and ceiling were handcrafted by ship carpenters or joiners retained by Captain Tift.

The vaulted ceiling is supported by massive arched buttresses while intricate carved medallions and bull’s-eye plinth blocks on the door and window moldings serve as a counterpoint to the ceiling’s magnificent height and strength. The original bell tower, topped with an elegant brass final, is still intact.

The true jewels of the building are the twenty-four stained and fired glass windows which suffuse the building with light and color. Three triplet ecclesiastical windows each feature unusual designs, glass, and color. All the exterior and interior doors are graced with stained glass transoms. Many of the rondels and glass décor in the windows were available only in Italy at the time the building was constructed.

In 1952, the original owners vacated the building to accommodate a growing congregation. The facility was occupied by various denominations until 1985. The Tift County Development Authority purchased it to protect it was vandals and potential demolition.

With the exception of occasional occupancy by various small church groups, the building was left empty throughout four decades and its beauty slowly gave way to age, termites, and the elements.

In 1990, the Tifton Rotary Club, a non-profit organization, was formed to restore the building and raise funds to transform it into a community cultural center. A partnership was formed with ABAC’s Arts Experiment Station (now the Arts Connection) The Arts Experiment Station wrote and received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for $125,000. The grant served as the catalyst for the County’s commitment of $250,000 in SPLOST funds to assist with the project. Ultimately, the City, County, and private donors raised over $500,000 to complete the renovation.

Local architect Roy Rankin, a great grandson of Captain Tift, was the volunteer project manager. With extensive help from unpaid City and community workers, as well as a contracted crew, the building was restored and returned to the citizens as the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage, a cherished architectural jewel of the City.

For more information, contact admin@tiftonmuseum.org.


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