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The Hour After – Call For Artists

The Hour After – Call For Artists

Mad Rex is looking for artists to showcase and sell their work during our 7pm-9pm Wednesday The Hour After event. As a post-apocalyptic restaurant, Mad Rex provides space for a bazaar where local businesses, artists, and survivors can meet at a central watering hole. The trading post is open every Wednesday.

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Deadline: Ongoing

There is no fee to participate.  The Hour After networking event provides a complementary space with a unique atmosphere to showcase artwork. The Hour After is a high traffic event during the restaurant’s happy hour. This is a reoccurring weekly event. Artists may participate multiple times throughout the year. They receive 20% off all food and drinks the night they participate.

About Mad Rex

Mad Rex is a post-apocalyptic themed restaurant and virtual reality lounge. The concept was designed specifically with Philadelphia in mind. Customers pay to rent a VR headset which comes loaded with games and videos for them to watch. They can check out the specially-developed VREX lounge with curated content. Mad Rex has hired local artists to design each aspect of the restaurant including the bar top, graffiti-covered crashed plane coming through the ceiling, and costumes that adorn mannequins all over the restaurant.

For more information, contact daye@rexgryphon.com.

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Japan Day Art Contest 2018 Deadline Extended – Call For Artists

Japan Day Art Contest 2018 Deadline Extended – Call For Artists

Japan Day is inviting all visual artists to submit their work to Japan Day Art Contest 2018 to select our Japan Day Official Artist. Japan Day is accepting submissions that incorporate the three themes: New York, Japan, and Central Park.

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Deadline: 20 Dec 2017

Japan Day Art Contest 2018 rules

  • Size must be 24″ tall x 18″ wide
  • Only two-dimensional media will be accepted
  • One submission per artist will be accepted
  • Entries must be the original work of the entering artist
  • Artwork which has been submitted to previous contests and/or previously shown or published is not eligible
  • Does not need to include the Japan Day logo or any text related to the event
  • Artwork that violates copyrights, intellectual property rights, and/or any related rights of a third party, is not eligible.
  • Must not contain explicit sexuality, violence, or any discriminatory elements
  • The final layout and design of the poster, flyer, and other publicity materials will be created and approved by Japan Day
  • Artist’s approval is not required for publication
  • By submitting their artwork, artists grant Japan Day the right to use their work for the purpose of marketing, exhibition, and other Japan Day-related uses
  • The applicants does not need to be New York residents, but must be available to accept their awards on the day of the event

The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2018. It will be used for the official poster, programs, flyer, and T-shirts. Several artists will receive honorable mentions. Japan Day Official Artists will receive a pair of round trip economy class tickets to Japan provided by ANA. All the winning artworks will be displayed at an exhibition space on the 18th floor of the Consulate General of Japan in New York.

About Japan Day

Japan Day @ Central Park is an annual event in early summer that celebrates Japanese culture with New Yorkers. Japan Day kicks off with the Japan Run, followed by the Kids’ Races. It provides food and activity tents. There is a stage program displaying a wide range of Japanese culture including both traditional and contemporary performances. The event is officially supported by The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, the Consulate-General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, The Nippon Club, and many Japanese and American corporations. This family-friendly event has captured the interest of New Yorkers since its establishment in 2007. It cerebrated its 11th anniversary last May with over 55,000 attendances.

For more information, contact info@japandaynyc.org.

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Košice Artist in Residence – Call For Artists

Košice Artist in Residence – Call For Artists

Košice Artist in Residence (K.A.I.R.), with the support of Goethe – Institut in Slovakia, invites artists based in Germany to apply for three-month residency in Košice, Slovakia.

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Deadline: 15 Dec 2017

In 2016, K.A.I.R. started to focus residencies on art and science projects. In 2018, they would like to discuss the topics connected with the scientific field of ecology. K.A.I.R. is searching for artists working with bio art, processual art, experimental and site-specific projects, interdisciplinary projects, sound or new media art, issues of climate change, ecosystems, sustainability, destruction, and renewal. The final result of the residency will be shown in Šopa Gallery.

The selected artists will have the opportunity to take part in a three-month residency in Kosice, Eastern Slovakia, from 12th of March until 11th of June 2018. The organization will provide free accommodation and studio. Residency artists will get financial support 2100€ and reimbursement of travel costs in maximum amount 300€. During the residency, K.A.I.R. will provide guidance, production support, and contacts to the local artists and experts. The residency artist should prepare one workshop or lecture for local artists, present during the Open Studios Night, and present the result of the residency in Šopa Gallery.

About Košice Artist in Residence

Košice Artist in Residence is international Artist-in-Residence programme. It is strongly focused on creation of international cooperation among the Slovak, foreign artists, and art organizations. Since 2011, artists have worked in the inspiring environment of Kosice`s singular cultural surrounding. They realized art projects, collaborated with the agile local art scene, and presented their art to the local and national public. K.A.I.R. provides opportunities to Slovak artists to travel for residencies within the cooperation with the project partners.

For more information, contact petra.houskova@kair.sk.

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Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 – Call For Artists

Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 – Call For Artists

The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists. It provides time and space for artists to develop their work.

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Deadline: 1 Feb 2018

The Art Department aims specifically to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking, and social justice. Emmanuel College strives to foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus. It provides an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty.

The Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 defines Emmanuel College as a leader in the visual arts. It brings greater visibility to that leadership role beyond the confines of the College.

Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 Specifications

  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program
  • Residency is from mid June to mid August 2018
  • Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $1000
  • Lodging is provided in the college dorms with access to a small kitchen
  • Artists may be invited back for a presentation during the 2018/19 academic year based on teaching needs
  • Residents have access to communal college studio facilities with ample space sharing – ceramics, wood shop, print shop, darkroom, design lab, and drawing studios
  • Artists must devote three hours to Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process
  • Emmanuel will host a closing exhibition for all resident artists to participate in and show the larger community the end result of your work.
  • Artists will donate one piece to Emmanuel College at the end of the residency

Each artist is provided housing on campus and a stipend between $1000-1500 dollars. This stipend primarily supports transportation costs to arrive on campus, then towards food and materials. With the dedicated time, and support of equipment and studio space at Emmanuel College many artists have spurred their career or honed and advanced a specific work in progress. Each artist has walked away with an accomplishment that could not have happened without the ECAR experience. Spending time in a new city has allowed our artists to make new connections and broaden their opportunities, leading to possible exhibitions and teaching positions in the greater Boston area.

About Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College is a liberal arts school in the heart of Boston with a seventeen acre campus. It was founded in 1919 as the first Catholic all women’s college in New England. In 2001, the school became coed. It is located in the Fenway district, next door to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and a short walk from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Since 2010, Emmanuel College has supported artists by offering a chance to spend the summer in this culturally rich area. With connections to Simmons, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Wentworth and Wheelock, it has an extensive network of library access and information of which artists get to take advantage.

For more information, contact ecar@emmanuel.edu.

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Abstract Art Competition – Call For Artists

Abstract Art Competition – Call For Artists

International Gallery of the Arts announces a call for artists for their 3rd annual Abstract Art Competition. Open to all international artists.

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Deadline: 23 Dec 2017

Entry Fees: $15.00 USD for 1-3 Images / $25 for 4-6 Images.

Accepted entries will be showcased in the upcoming online 3rd annual Abstract Art Exhibition on January 1st, 2018. The artwork, name and contact information of the artists will be featured in the art exhibit. The top winners will receive solo promotion, a feature in Exquisite Arts Magazine, and social media blasts.

About the International Gallery of the Arts

The International Gallery of the Arts (IGOA) is an online art gallery catered to highlighting and promoting artists. Their intentions are to assist artists achieve brand awareness and additional marketing exposure by showcasing their work. It is their mission to provide artists with maximum outlets of exposure. This is accomplished through online art exhibitions, a digital arts magazine, industry connections, participation at local shows, and advertisement campaigns. Through our exhibitions, digital publication, and business partnerships, IGOA is promoted to millions of people every month through various social media networks.

For more information, contact contact@international-gallery.org.

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Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project – Call For Artists

Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project – Call For Artists

The City of Shoreline seeks an artist or artist-team to design, fabricate, and install a dynamic, site-specific artwork for the Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project. The primary goal is to serve as a landmark for the center of a young and growing city directly to the north of Seattle.

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2018

Placement will occur on an approximately 1-acre triangular-shaped project area located along the city’s main arterial, Aurora Avenue (aka SR 99), between North 175th Street and North 178th Street, and Aurora Ave North and Midvale Ave North. Currently, the site is flat, with a few small trees and a preserved section of historic brick road, a relic of the Interurban trolley line (1902 – 1940). The site is frequently used by trail riders, dog-walkers, families, and numerous others, with many thousands driving by in cars at maximum speeds of 40 mph. As a work of public art located along a transportation corridor, it should not create a distraction for drivers.

Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project artwork that includes solar panels, sound, kinetic, or interactive elements, projections, water features, time-based components, landscaping / earthworks, or light elements are especially welcome as a reflection of the city’s environmental ethic. Shoreline is culturally diverse. The City values working with artists of color who can incorporate the community’s cultural and ethnic identities into public art. Applicants should provide evidence of broadly similar projects. Evidence should reflect an ability to work on a tight schedule and within budget.

Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project Artist Benefits

Commission budget is $140,000 (all inclusive). Finalists paid $1,500 plus airfare to make formal proposal. The awarding of this commission will contribute to public art portfolios of artists that have similar project experience ($100,000). The project location is directly adjacent to Seattle. It is in the core Puget Sound metro area, with about one million residents. Exposure will be national. Following successful completion of this project, artists will be eligible for similar public art commissions nationwide. Benefit can be derived from the interdisciplinary work during the project with civic engineers, city planners, and public art curators. Artists will be eligible to have the work for this project submitted to a national database of public art projects.

About The City of Shoreline

Incorporated in 1995 and nine miles north of downtown Seattle, Shoreline remains a young city. It has three decades of unprecedented growth and change. As the City’s Vision 2029 statement recognized in 2009, “people are first drawn here by the city’s…trees [and the] value placed on arts, culture, and history.” The Public Art Program supports the Shoreline City Council’s 2016 – 2018 goal of strengthening the City’s economic base by creating exciting cultural programs that draw people from the surrounding region and contributing to place making and community engagement, especially through programs and initiatives at the neighborhood level.

For more information, contact dfrancis@shorelinewa.gov.

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Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018 – Call For Artists

Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018 – Call For Artists

The Maryland Institute Collage of Art (MICA) announces a call for artists for the Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018. This eight-week artist’s residency in Léhon, a “Petite Cité de Caractère,” is a short walk along the river Rance from Dinan, a “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire.”

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Deadline: 1 Feb 2018

The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight residents. Artists, whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus, will create a dynamic and collegial community. The setting is perfect for plein aire painters who will profit from their interaction with the light and landscape. MICA encourages artists working in all media to submit applications that demonstrate how the residency will significantly enhance and strengthen their practice. The residency is open to all practicing visual artists regardless of affiliation or citizenship who are not students at the time of application. Application, accommodation in a private bedroom in an historic house with a fully-equipped communal kitchen, and studio space in a 9th-century Abbey are free. Residents are responsible for transportation to and from the residency, most supplies, and most meals.

The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018 residency supplies an opportunity for talented artists to deepen their practice for a period of eight uninterrupted weeks in an inspiring setting in the west of France. The residents participate in an important closing exhibition sponsored by the commune of Léhon. Residents have an opportunity to interact with townspeople, important officials, and local artists. They can explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape. Resident artists experience aspects of French village life including amenities available in Dinan. The Residency is close to historic sites such as St. Malo, Mount St. Michael, and the spectacular Brittany coastline.

About The Maryland Institute College of Art

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was established in 1826 in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers. They foster a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. MICA assumed oversight of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in 1995. The Program was created by the late Isabel Klots. It honors her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.

For more information, contact cshipley@mica.edu.

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Juried Documentary Photography – Call For Artists

Juried Documentary Photography – Call For Artists

Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming juried documentary photography exhibition at the Mills Pond Gallery. Juror: Kevin C. Downs. Open to photographers age 18 and older using visual narratives in their photos.

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Deadline: 13 Mar 2018

The entry fee is $45 for up to three project entries (two to four images per project).

Juried Documentary Photography Exhibit Dates: April 28 – May 19. 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780.

An important quality of entries should be the intent to tell a visual story about the subject of your photographs. Style may be documentary, personal, or photo-journalism. Each entry may consist of between two and four images that convey a story around a particular theme. Smithtown Township Arts Council is looking for work that focuses on visual storytelling rather than fine art photography, work that compels us to think about life outside our own little worlds, teaches us something we didn’t know, or helps us understand a situation from a new point of view.

Selected artists for the Juried Documentary Photography exhibit will have opportunity to win $500 first place or $200 second place awards. Winning artists are invited to future winners showcase exhibit. Accepted artists have an opportunity to exhibit with documentary photography artists from across the US and be judged by a documentary photographer who is among the top in his field.

About Smithtown Township Arts Council

Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. Adaptation of Mills Pond House for public use has introduced modern mechanical systems to the structure without impairing its historic integrity. Gallery lighting and handicapped access have been designed to complement the original building. Notable among the ca. 1838 Grecian details are the gold-veined marble mantelpieces, ornamental plater “centres” applied to the ceilings, and front and rear stoops supported by wooden Doric columns.

Mills Pond house preserves the locality’s name, but departs from tradition in other respects. Its high-style Grecian design is unusual on Long Island and the hand of an accomplished architect is nearly unique at this early date. Pollard’s influence is seen in the use of imported materials: Albany boards, Carolina yellow pine, English glass, Connecticut stone, and Santo Domingan mahogany. The silvered hardware, decorative plaster, and carpeting were bought in New York City shops. William Wickham Mills died in 1865. His home descended in the family until its gift to the Town of Smithtown in 1976. Today, it is preserved for use as an arts-related facility.

By exhibiting contemporary works of art from local to national sources, Mills Pond Gallery brings art and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. Exhibitions reach local communities through classes, special events, and community outreach programs that focus on active and collaborative learning.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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Worth A Thousand Words – Call For Artists

Worth A Thousand Words – Call For Artists

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists 18 and over for a new exhibit entitled, Worth a Thousand Words. The Gallery is located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space in Norwalk, CT. All mediums accepted. The exhibit will run from January 29 to May 11, 2018.

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Deadline: 16 Dec 2017

Every picture tells a story, it can communicate to anyone in the world a complex idea with just a single image, no translation needed. The Maritime Garage Gallery seeks work that captures how the artist would communicate their stories, emotions, concerns, memories, and ideas about life, nature, hope, world events, and humanity into works of art. The exhibit will be curated by Nadia Martinez.

Chosen artists for Worth A Thousand Words will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space. The Maritime Garage is 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 The Maritime Garage Gallery

The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the 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. The exhibits 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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2018 Summer Residency Program – Call For Artists

2018 Summer Residency Program – Call For Artists

The Saltonstall Foundation announces a call for artists for their 2018 Summer Residency Program. Four-week residencies are offered between mid-May and late-August. Two-week residencies are offered in September.

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Deadline: 2 Jan 2018

Each year, the Saltonstall Foundation awards all-expenses-paid residencies to 25 New York State artists and writers in the following disciplines:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
  • Photography and Filmmaking
  • Painting | Sculpture | Visual arts (PSVA)

There are five individuals in residence at a time: one poet, one fiction or creative nonfiction writer, one photographer or filmmaker, and two visual artists. Each group of five arrives and departs at the same time. There is no cost to attend and no fee to apply. All applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and must be residents of New York State (all counties). Residencies are for individual artists and writers. Saltonstall is unable to accommodate groups or pairs of people working together. It is expected that those selected for a residency live at the colony for the duration of the residency period.

2018 Summer Residency Program artists and writers are offered uninterrupted time and space in which to focus on their craft. Saltonstall provides each Fellow a private one-bedroom suite which includes a private bath. Visual artists have additional private studio space. A chef prepares hearty vegetarian dinners each weeknight. Saltonstall stocks the communal kitchen with groceries. Fellows can prepare their own breakfast and lunch. Saltonstall works hard to accommodate a variety of dietary needs. Stipends are provided to help offset travel costs. Month-long Fellows receive $500; two-week Fellows receive $250.

About Saltonstall Foundation

Saltonstall is one of the smallest residencies in the country and one of only two that has eliminated the fee to apply. They are the only residency with a geographic focus — serving New York State artists and writers. Saltonstall believes in and values a diverse community of creative individuals. To that end, they hope that all artists and writers feel welcome to apply for a residency regardless of one’s level of education, experience, race, age, sex, religious belief, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, or national origin.

They were founded through the generosity of Constance Saltonstall. She was a photographer and an artist and built her home just two years before she died at the age of 49 from cancer. She established an endowment and donated her home and property to create this residency.

For more information, contact artscolony@saltonstall.org.

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