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33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration – Call For Artists

33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration – Call For Artists

Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration. Sculptors invited to compete for up to $11,000 in cash awards during this one-day competition.

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Deadline: 7 Sept 2018

The Caldwell Arts Council invites the public and sculpture purchasers to this event. Typically, there are 70 sculptors with over 200 sculptural art pieces throughout this garden park setting. Food vendors are on-site, along with live music and children’s art activities. Artists must bring their own pedestals, tables, seating, leashed pet, business cards, and sales aids. Sculptors are invited to the Welcome Dinner in the park on Friday, September 7th with a hosted wine/beer event at 6 pm followed at 7 pm with a buffet dinner (both meat and vegetarian options available). Additional guest meals may be purchased at time of registration.

33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration Artist Benefits

Awards include $3,000 Best of Show, $2,000 First place, $1,500 Second place, $1,000 Third place, five $500 Judges Merit awards, and five $100 Honorable Mention awards along with $500 Stevens Family People’s Choice award. There were 4,000 visitors last year. Sculptors may sell their work with no commission required by the Caldwell Arts Council. This event occurs rain or shine. Bring a pop-up tent to protect work if desired.

About the Caldwell Arts Council

The Caldwell Arts Council started in 1976. They promote the arts to the people of Caldwell County. The Sculpture Celebration event started in 1985 as a brainchild of a sculptor, parks and recreation director, and the executive director of the Caldwell Arts Council. The Council reaches over 12,000 Caldwell County students with traveling theatre shows which bring their studies to life on stage. They host the annual Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention, bringing instrument competitions and famous names to the Happy Valley / Yadkin Valley area of Lenoir. The Council provide visual arts exhibits throughout the year at their downtown and offsite galleries.

For more information, contact office@caldwellarts.com.

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Street Level – Call For Artists

Street Level – Call For Artists

The Maritime Garage Gallery is looking for art for an upcoming fall exhibit entitled Street Level. The exhibit features works inspired by art in public places. Through art, public spaces have become the perfect canvas for many artists around the world, transforming walls, buildings, and neighborhoods into outdoor galleries.

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Deadline: 22 Sept 2018

The Gallery is looking for pieces that take their cues from street art, guerrilla art, graffiti, tagging, stencil graffiti, poster art, and urban intervention. Clever uses of medium and interpretations on this subject are welcome except freestanding sculpture. The Gallery is located in Norwalk, CT. It gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Street Level Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Street Level will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space, the Maritime Garage located in historic South Norwalk. The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily, with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery also promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.

About Maritime Garage Gallery

The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Norwalk Parking Authority as part of its Art in Parking Places initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station that highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. These initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.

For more information, contact maritimegallery@norwalkpark.org.

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Art Comes Alive 2018 – Call For Artists

Art Comes Alive 2018 – Call For Artists

Art Design Consultants (ADC) invites artists to apply to Art Comes Alive 2018. There is a diverse panel of jurors. Jurors will cast their votes for the top artists who will be showcased in a final exhibit in Cincinnati.

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Deadline: 10 Aug 2018

The top 150 finalists will be showcased in a two-month long gallery exhibit. ADC awards over $300,000 to artists in a variety of categories including purchase awards, gallery contracts, publishing contracts, solo shows, and cash prizes.

About Art Design Consultants

For over twenty five years, Art Design Consultants has been dedicated to showcasing and selling the best local, regional, and national artists’ works. These artists have been placed in some of the most prestigious corporate and private collections in the country. Art Design Consultants’ mission is to help artists be more successful, introducing their work to a new audience of collectors, gallerists, and professional art buyers.

For more information, contact tanya@adcfineart.com.

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49th Annual Littleton Art Festival – Call For Artists

49th Annual Littleton Art Festival – Call For Artists

The Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a call for artists for the 49th Annual Littleton Art Festival. The festival will begin Friday evening with special events. It continues all day Saturday featuring artists, shopping, entertainment, and activities all around downtown Littleton. The Littleton Art Festival is open to fine arts media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and fiber.

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Deadline: 10 Sept 2018

49th Annual Littleton Art Festival artists will be able to purchase booth space to exhibit and sell their creations. The festival has drawn crowds from across the country who come to experience the beauty and charm of the White Mountains region. Friday night will include an artist reception. Event will be held rain or shine.

“A rising tide floats all ships”

About Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce

The Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce is a member-based organization. It is focused on economic and community development through varied efforts throughout the year. Their 300 members represent industries from manufacturing and retail to wood working, accounting, and media. This year, the organization celebrates their 97th Annual Meeting, the 26th annual Economic Development Celebration, and the 49th annual Art Festival.

Littleton, New Hampshire is a hub and economic force in the north country of New Hampshire. It is located in the picturesque White Mountains region of New Hampshire. The area offers something for everyone from hiking and biking to arts, theatre, shopping, and amazing food.

For more information, contact nkarol@littletonareachamber.com.

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Indian Wells Arts Festival 2019 – Call for Artists

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2019 – Call for Artists

Dianne Funk Productions announces a call for artists for the Indian Wells Arts Festival 2019 (IWAF). Celebrating its 17th year of success, artists showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft. A total of 200 artists are selected to participate by jury. Fifteen mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed-media, printmaking, photography, other 2-dimensional, sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art, and found art.

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Deadline: 22 Oct 2018

Booth fees affordably range from $300 for a 10′ x10′ single space and $600 for a 10′ x 20′ double space. Electricity optional at an additional $200 fee.

The Coachella Valley is set to bloom in a colorful efflorescence of fine art at the 17th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, March 29, 30 and 31, 2019. Ranked as a Top 50 Fine Art Show in the country. Renowned for its international palette, more than a quarter of its artists hail with accolades from 60 of some of the most prestigious art institutions including the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles and San Diego County museums of Art and Natural History, the U.S. Department of Interior Art Museum, and Japan’s Kyoto Museum.

The Indian Wells Arts Festival 2019 delivers a diverse showcase of art in 31 mediums and categories ranging from painting, sculpture, jewelry, wearable-art fashion, photography and ceramics, making the event a prime source of acquisition for serious buyers and collectors. Upwards of 10,000 festival-goers are expected descend on the 3-day event held at the luxurious Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, CA, some from as far abroad as Germany and Canada and others as day-trippers and weekend-trekkers from San Diego and Los Angeles.

Amid the thousands of one-of-a-kind works of art, the festival incorporates a Gourmet MarketPlace featuring original production artisan fare such as organic bath and body confections to epicurean oils and vinegars; artist demonstrations include large-scale stone sculpting and painting; live music and entertainment; and, engaging art activities including pottery-throwing and a kid’s palette-knife painting class.

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2019 Artist Benefits

  • Ranked consistently as one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Privately gated venue with 24-hour security and state-of-the-art facilities which include on-call booth sitters; free Wi-Fi internet access, and luxury on-site restrooms
  • On-going artist promotion opportunities through artist spotlights across all IWAF social media, video podcasts, and blog features at no additional cost to the artists
  • Strong public relations and media coverage including local and select major-market editorials and press releases
  • Easy artist check-in and express check-out
  • Real-time show updates and communications via text message
  • Complimentary artist hospitality with fresh snacks and beverages
  • Saturday & Sunday “Eggs + Champagne in the Garden” brunch menu till noon
  • Champagne Circle Bar and RumChata Bar service and full-menu restaurants in the shaded courtyard pavilion

About Diane Funk Enterprises

Dianne Funk began producing art festivals in the Coachella Valley in 1986, with Faire a La Quinta, followed by Southwest Arts Festival in Indio in 1989, which has since grown into an acclaimed regional attraction. Building upon that success, Dianne Funk created the Indian Wells Arts Festival in 2002. It has since developed into the headlining event of the Coachella Valley’s arts festival season. The event has achieved an international scope with artists from more than 30 countries participating.

For more information, contact info@indianwellsartsfestival.com.

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The Bicycle – Call For Artists

The Bicycle – Call For Artists

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) of High Point, NC is pleased to announce a call for artists for the annual juried exhibit, The Bicycle: Art Meets Form. Opening August 30th and on view until September 28th. This is the fourth year for the exhibit. It will be held in conjunction with the High Point Cycling Classic benefiting the Bobby Labonte Foundation in downtown High Point. This event takes place over the course of three days packed full of events in a beautiful downtown area. The cycling community will be part of this collaboration of art, sport, competition, and community.

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Deadline: 25 Jul 2018

The Bicycle exhibition will feature original works of art by artists from across the United States. The art must relate in some way to bicycles or cycling. The opening reception will be held Thursday, September 6th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at TAG. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Prizes will be awarded during the opening reception for First Place: $1000, Second Place: $500, and Third Place: $250. Artists will have the opportunity to sell their work.

About Theatre Art Galleries

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) began as a program of the High Point Area Arts Council. In 1996, Theatre Art Galleries was incorporated as a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. TAG is now in its 22nd year of independent operation. Since the opening of the High Point Theatre facility in 1975, TAG has been High Point’s primary provider of visual arts. The High Point Theatre offers a wide range of performing arts throughout the year that complement TAG’s visual art exhibits. This powerful combination makes the facility one of the region’s premier destinations for visual and performing arts.  TAG provides quality visual art exhibitions and educational experiences for the enrichment of the entire community.

For more information, contact kelly@tagart.org.

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Oak Bay Sea Lore Sculpture Competition – Call For Artists

Oak Bay Sea Lore Sculpture Competition – Call For Artists

Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture announces a call for artists of the Oak Bay Sea Lore Sculpture Competition. A generous donor has offered to commission an iconic seaside sculpture for the enjoyment and enrichment of all Oak Bay citizens and visitors. The theme for the sculpture, which is hoped to become a permanent and treasured landmark, is “Sea Lore” inspired by the maritime character of Oak Bay.

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Deadline: 7 Sept 2018

Oak Bay enjoys a uniquely beautiful seaside location. The sea draws our attention, nurtures our well-being, and inspires all who live here. The coast is rich in sea life, birds, and plants. There is a long history of indigenous activity and settlement along its shores. For over a hundred years, there has been a boat house or marina on the bay. The municipality is home to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. There is a tradition of nautical sports and activities like paddling, sailing, fishing, and beach walking. The Sea Lore sculpture is meant to celebrate Oak Bay and its maritime character — past, present, and future.

Oak Bay Sea Lore Sculpture Competition Artist Benefits

The opportunity to have a permanent sculpture as part of the lively public art collection in Oak Bay, Victoria BC. For the past five years Oak Bay has become a new destination for arts and culture as a result of its ArtsAlive public art program and unique painted pianos, spearheaded by Oak Bay’s Arts Laureate Barbara Adams. These engaging public art projects have sparked a new discourse in the community. They have attracted spectacular works from renowned North American artists and sculptors.

About Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture

Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture’s mission is to “To enhance life in our community through the provision of quality services.” Located in one of the most beautiful communities on Vancouver Island, Recreation Oak Bay is a department of the Corporation of the District of Oak Bay. The department is overseen by a Parks and Recreation Commission who has served one of Canada’s most active communities for more than 35 years. Oak Bay has a rich heritage of supporting arts in our community. Many art-related community events are held throughout the year. Many community organizations contribute to the arts through education, performance, display, creation, or sponsorship.

For more information, contact barbaraadams@shaw.ca.

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Flickering Stone – Call For Artists

Flickering Stone – Call For Artists

Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust (The Trust) is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for Flickering Stone, an exhibition of video and moving image art that will be exhibited as part of Hidden – A Rookwood Sculpture Walk. This is a new component to Hidden. The Trust invites artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and with an interest in heritage to apply. The Trust is interested in exhibiting video and moving image art that responds to themes surrounding the Rookwood site, such as history, culture, remembrance, and love. This could include grief, loss, mourning, spirituality, the environment, and different cultural beliefs around burial, memorialization, end of life, and how cemeteries could look in the future.

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Deadline: 11 Aug 2018

Hidden is Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust’s signature annual event. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Hidden was established to encourage public use of the historic Rookwood Cemetery. It enables the greater community to explore Rookwood Cemetery – the oldest, largest, and most multicultural cemetery in Australia. The exhibition is a platform for community engagement. While it remains respectful of its purpose and place, it aims to de-mystify some of the misconceptions surrounding cemeteries as dark and intimidating settings.

This year, over 40 sculptural artworks will be placed in amongst the graves at Rookwood Cemetery. For the first time, a new digital component will be added to the exhibition. Visitors to Hidden will be invited to sit and contemplate video artworks within our historic American War Pavilion.

No application fee. The Flickering Stone Award has no restrictions with regard to where an artist resides. Flickering Stone exhibition runs from 1 September to 1 October 2018

Flickering Stone Artist Benefits

Awards are valued at over $2,000. Flickering Stone Award awarded to the value of $1,000 USD. Peacock Gallery Moving Image Awards valued at $500 AUD each.

Hidden is continuing, year-on-year, to grow in popularity and has firmly established itself as part of the Sydney outdoor sculpture event calendar. Hidden 2017 saw tracked visitation double (with around 5,000 people visiting the exhibition) and media coverage increase three-fold.

About Rookwood Cemetary

Steeped in history and reflecting the cultural diversity of wider Sydney, Rookwood Cemetery is a tranquil and fascinating place of historical significance and considerable natural and built beauty. With a total area similar in size to the Sydney CBD, Rookwood is the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere and the largest Victorian cemetery in the world. Having been established in 1867, today it is the final resting place for more than a million people. Each year over 2,000 interments and commemorations are performed, representing the vast majority of religious and cultural groups throughout Sydney.

For more information, contact curator@rookwoodcemetery.com.au.

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Napa Lighted Art Festival – Call For Artists

Napa Lighted Art Festival – Call For Artists

The City of Napa announces a call for artists for the Napa Lighted Art Festival. For 2019, approximately fifteen installations are being sought. The festival supports the innovative techniques using light and light technologies as a growing art medium. Napa Lighted Art Festival is a true celebration of creative arts, technology and light. Artwork could include any of the following genres and/or technology: Light art, video art, 3D video mapping projections, light sculptures, LED, fibre optics, custom gobo designs, interactive works, and lasers. The City of Napa is open to receiving proposals to exhibit existing works provided they meet the Festival themes and criteria.

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Deadline: 17 Aug 2018

Napa Lighted Art Festival Artist Benefits

The Napa Lighted Art Festival artist’s stipends will range between $2000 – $5000 which includes travel expenses. The artwork will be shown to 20K + audience who will be attending the festival and viewing the artwork. The Napa Lighted Art Festival marketing for this event will be reach over 300K+ followers on social media channels and printed materials.

“We know how to do Art After Dark!”

About the City of Napa

City of Napa and the Arts Council Napa Valley are proud supporters of public art, art walks, and the growing medium of light art. The Napa Lighted Art Festival is an exciting opportunity. Also, it is one of the few lighted art festivals on the West Coast. Non-profits, schools, private business, and the art community are involved in the festival. Napa Valley is soon to be the destination in order to experience dynamic art, diverse culture, creative opportunities, and world class wines. It will be the place to be in January each year. It is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on.

For more information, contact kgregory@cityofnapa.org.

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Bits And Pieces Exhibition – Call For Artists

Bits And Pieces Exhibition – Call For Artists

The InterUrban ArtHouse announces a call for artists for the Bits and Pieces exhibition, a group showing of assembled and mixed media art this October and November. Our existence is complicated, made up of so many components, moving parts, puzzle pieces, and random scraps of experience. We then cobble together all of these gathered bits and pieces to form and build our everyday lives.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2018

All mediums are welcome, but must be made up of different bits and pieces. Think collage, assemblage, found object sculpture, reconstituted images, textiles, mosaic, shapes, scraps of color, and collaborations. Workshops, lectures, and spoken word performances that interpret this theme are welcome.

About InterUrban ArtHouse

InterUrban ArtHouse mission is to enrich the cultural and economic vibrancy of the community by creating a place where artists and creative industries can work and prosper in an affordable, sustainable, and inclusive environment.

  • Offer a place where artists and creative industries can make and support art in a stable and affordable environment.
  • Fully integrate arts activities within the community by creating an open atmosphere through engagement, inclusivity, and diversity.
  • Promote and facilitate the successful entrepreneurism of the creative industries by sharing resources, building connections, and supporting collaborations.
  • Support growth and sustainability of the arts through education and professional and artistic development.

The InterUrban ArtHouse protects an oasis of affordable, accessible space for grass-roots community culture. It has done so by buying and renovating an underutilized industrial building at the heart of Historic Downtown Overland Park. Five core programs include: ArtWorks, ArtSmart, ArtMatters, ArtHeals, and ArtsConnect. These programs engage the community in celebrating diverse, authentic local culture that brings vitality, activity, and connection between businesses, residents, schools, government, organizations, and neighborhoods. They collaborate with several entities working to address challenges of changing ethnic and economic demographics. With a spectrum of local artists, they provide diverse small business opportunities and economic variety.

InterUrban ArtHouse Location

The ArtHouse has two locations located directly across the street from one another. The ArtHouse provides inclusive, stable, affordable, and code-compliant space for twenty-nine art studios providing space for over forty artists, a classroom, exhibition space, and community café.

The historic Downtown Overland Park area is under monumental redevelopment with 600+ housing units being build and 60,000+ sq ft of new retail store fronts coming soon. The ArtHouse’s presence is vital as a community anchor, highlighting the authentic, grass-roots culture, economy, quality of life, livability, and walkability. By doing so, the ArtHouse helps give the area a competitive edge in attracting and maintaining talent and residents. The ArtHouse practices creative placemaking: contributing to neighborhood revitalization, community engagement, and creative entrepreneurial incubation.

Since forming in 2012, the ArtHouse has directly served more than 16,094 through 633 events. Public art exhibits and performances give large audience exposure to local artists in venues including Overland Park Fall Fest (35,000+ attendees) and Johnson County Library Exhibits (504,230 visitors).

ArtHouse was founded and is staffed 100% by artists. The ArtHouse employs three full-time staff members and contracts directly with local artists to teach classes. They regularly engage volunteers in community events and administrative support.

“We envision InterUrban ArtHouse as a vibrant cultural incubator; a creative crucible for creative entrepreneurs.”
– Carl Gerlach, Mayor of Overland Park

For more information, contact info@interurbanarthouse.org.

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