The Village Theatre Art Gallery announces a call for artists for California Dreaming, Finding Beauty in My Own Backyard, their 10th annual juried exhibition. For those lucky enough to call California home, they are fortunate to be surrounded by the natural beauty of this great state. California presents opportunities for daily awe in every direction. From the majestic mountain ranges to roaring sea, redwood trees, deep valleys with flowing rivers, an explosion of color in the wildflowers that grace the green hillsides, and dramatic deserts spotted with cacti and boulders. There is no shortage of beauty.
Deadline: 26 Jul 2020
Covid-19 has changed life for all of us, some more than others. People are experiencing a new kind of life while sheltering in place. This time has allowed many people to see their world from a new perspective. The world has never needed art so much as it needs it now. Artists can give the gift of beauty through their lens to share with others and offer a reprieve from the uncertainty and unknowns. Art can be healing in a time of chaos.
Share your artistic gifts and show the beauty you have found in your own backyard. Show what you love about the gorgeous and inspiring state of California.
California Dreaming Artist Benefits
Chosen artists will have their work on display in the gallery for three months. The gallery is high traffic and art sales take place in each exhibit. There will be cash gift card prizes to the top three artists selected by the Juror, Shelley Barry of Slate Contemporary Gallery + Art Consulting located in Oakland, California.
About The Village Theatre Art Gallery
The gallery is in an historical building in charming downtown Danville attached to the historical theatre. The gallery enjoys a lot of foot traffic and regulars who like to support local artists. This gallery is known for exhibitions that feature all kinds of exhibitions, ranging from cultural to Bay Area groups that feature women, artists of color, first generation American artists, and local artists. The gallery shows a wide range of media and a diverse group of artists to represent the Bay Area and California’s diverse and culturally rich population.
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Opalka Gallery at The Sage Colleges in Albany, NY announces a call for artists for Infinite Uncertainty, a group exhibition. The gallery will mount a large group exhibition from September 1 to October 10, 2020, showcasing work from regional artists made during or in response to the current global pandemic and social and political unrest. The exhibition will be installed in the gallery and posted online if Opalka is not able to open to the public or if viewing is limited.
Through Infinite Uncertainty, Opalka Gallery is interested in representing the full range of artistic response to our current moment: new projects instigated, old ones revisited, creative bursts, and detours in your practice. The gallery hopes to offer insight into how the unprecedented global disruption, looming economic fallout, pain surrounding the country’s glaring social injustices, and persistent uncertainty have affected regional artists and their work.
Deadline: 13 Jul 2020
Infinite Uncertainty is open to all artists of all media to participate in a group exhibition. For this call, the gallery defines regional as anyone living or working within a 100 mile radius from Albany, New York.
Participating artists are encouraged to submit proposals for performances and events (most likely virtual) such as artist lectures, panel discussions, and virtual studio visits in September and October. Concurrently, artist Daesha Devón Harris will use collected images and writing from hundreds of Capital Region residents to create a site-specific community portrait at Opalka Gallery that provides insight into what this moment in time has meant for the community.
Artists selected will receive a $200 exhibition stipend. The gallery will cover costs of shipping or pick up and delivery. The work chosen for the exhibition will be available for sale, with 60% of the sale price directly benefiting the artist.
The Infinite Uncertainty exhibition will be juried by regional artists and curators Sharon Bates, Stacey Robinson, Ellen Letcher, and Julie Torres as well as Opalka Gallery staff, Judie Gilmore and Amy Griffin.
Sharon Bates is a visual artist, an independent curator, and the Founding Director of the Albany International Airport Art & Culture Program, which has become a national model for public art. As an artist, Bates has exhibited site-specific installations and mixed media work in Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; and throughout the Northeast. In 2018, Opalka Gallery presented a solo exhibition of her work titled Sharon Bates: Exhibit B. Recent awards include 2019 Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program, Visiting Artist Residency; 2018 Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Granville, NY and 2017 Lillian Heller Artist Residency, at Chesterwood, Stockbridge.
Stacey Robinson, is a visual artist and Assistant Professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a Arthur A. Schomburg fellow, he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University at Buffalo. He was a 2019-2020 Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African & African-American Research, at Harvard University where he researched hip-hop’s multimodal performance practice as activism. His multimedia work discusses ideas of “Black Utopias” as decolonized spaces of peace by considering Black affluent, self-sustaining communities, Black protest movements, and the arts that document(ed) them.
Artists and partners Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres have been curating independently and together for the past 10 years. They met in 2010 at Famous Accountants, the Ridgewood NY gallery that Letcher co-founded in 2009, and moved together to Hudson NY in 2016. They enjoy collaborating as both artists and curators, as well as making their own work and organizing their own projects. In 2018, Letcher and Torres took the reins at LABspace gallery in Hillsdale NY, founded by artist Susan Jennings.
They are deeply engaged in the Hudson Valley, Berkshire, Capital Region, and greater NY art communities by connecting artists at LABspace, attending area exhibitions and studios, exhibiting their own artwork, and guest-curating in other spaces. Their projects have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Rail, Chronogram and Two Coats of Paint. Their current show, Space Case at LABspace, features artists who run exhibition spaces throughout VA, NC and TN. They welcome safe, masked visits by appointment.
About Opalka Gallery
The Opalka Gallery is the formal exhibition facility of The Sage Colleges. Located on the Sage College of Albany, NY, campus, the Opalka’s primary focus is on modern and contemporary art and design from nationally recognized artists. An important part of the cultural life in the Capital Region, the Gallery frequently hosts lectures, films, concerts, and other events in conjunction with its exhibitions.
The Opalka Gallery was constructed in 2002 with funds generously donated by the Opalka family. The 7,400 square foot facility includes a vaulted gallery and a 75-seat lecture/presentation hall. The Opalka replaced Rathbone Gallery, which served The Sage Colleges for 25 years and garnered international attention for the quality and significance of its exhibitions.
The Opalka Gallery is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, The Exhibition Alliance, and the Museum Association of New York.
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Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation in Jersey City, NJ seeks creative proposals for public Central Avenue Artwork Installation within the shopping district. Artwork must be considered family-friendly or suitable for all members of an average family.
Deadline: 24 Jul 2020
The Central Avenue Artwork Installation artwork should complement Central Avenue’s main street environment and contribute to positive energy, boost morale, and upbeat attitudes among residents, visitors, and shoppers. This project will further the neighborhood’s long-term goal of adding art destination to Hudson County’s distinct resume.
The artist with the winning mural design(s) will receive agreed monetary compensation and be featured on the organization’s website and other social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Artists will have the opportunity to address the public at a press conference.
About Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation
Central Avenue in Jersey City prides itself on the outdoor art gallery along the shopping corridor. This past spring, New Jersey Advance Media named Central Avenue the most eye-popping one mile walk in Jersey City. This year will mark Central Avenue’s eleventh consecutive year installing artwork. With over 20 art pieces on the avenue, colorful artwork is appreciated by hundreds of shoppers each day.
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The Visual Artists Association (VAA) announces a call for artists for the Evolve Programme, an online, three-day workshop on how to sell art online. Workshops will focus on learning how to sell art, gain online followers, and build a profitable arts business. Learn how sell art online and create multiple streams of income including social media training. Find your niche and grow your followers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
Deadline: 5 Jul 2020
Open to Visual Artists Association members only. Join the VAA as a member and have access to the Evolve Programme, resources, and artist advice. Membership starts from £4.50 per month and include £5m public liability insurance and access to events and resources. Participation is limited and awarded on a first come basis.
Feel supported and learn insider secrets and knowledge from thriving artists and industry professionals. Maximize your time by building your arts business on solid foundations which leaves more time for creating.
About Visual Artists Association
The Visual Artists Association champions artists at all stages of their careers to succeed in the business of art. We don’t believe that the cultural myth of the impoverished artist needs to exist. Instead, you will find VAA assisting artists in building their businesses by generating sales via marketing and distribution channels (self-representation, galleries, publishers) as well as advising on personal brand creation and the practicalities of managing arts businesses.
VAA offers members tools to succeed including access to a range of training, business advice services, online resources, events, and access to a supportive and progressive community. They are open to emerging and established artists.
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Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces a call for artists for All Botanical. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from July 15th, 2020 to August 12th, 2020.
Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art. This competition will be judged on painting and drawing, photography and digital, and mixed media and 3D art.
Deadline: 12 Jul 2020
All Botanical Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.
All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.
Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on July 27, 2020. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, Winner’s Certificates, inclusion in the annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.
About Contemporary Art Gallery Online
Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by programming radio and TV shows.
The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.
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The Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for sculptures to be placed in the city of Decatur, Georgia as part of Decatur Artway VI. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two-year sculpture exhibition. 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. No maquettes or renderings will be considered for selection. The Decatur Arts Alliance will only accept existing and ready to install works. All durable outdoor media are encouraged.
Deadline: 31 Jul 2020
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 VI will be subject to a 20% commission, which will be deducted from the purchase price and retained by the Decatur Arts Alliance.
The Decatur Arts Alliance will, in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Downtown Development Authority, market Decatur Artway VI including, but not limited to, printed walking/cycling/driving sculpture tours, online tour with a mobile app, and docent lead tours for visitors and residents. The Decatur Artway VI opening will include an artist talk which will be videotaped and used on the mobile app and website.
About the Decatur Arts Alliance
The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur, Georgia. The DAA sponsors annual festivals and members only special art events. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and to develop the city as a strong arts community.
DAA sponsors the Decatur Arts Festival, the YEA! event for young emerging artists, Oakhurst Porchfest, and the Decatur Wine Festival.
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Art Center Sarasota announces a call for artists for their next exhibition, The Big Show. On view from July 16 – August 21, 2020. Art Center Sarasota invites contemporary artists to submit up to 3 works for considering in Sarasota’s open, all media, all subjects, national juried exhibition. This exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to see the diverse artistic mediums and enormous talent of today’s artists. This exhibition will fill all four galleries.
Deadline: 27 Jun 2020
Every artist who submits to this juried exhibition is eligible for awards. The juror will review online submissions for entry, then select awards after viewing the work in person in early July.
Juror: Danny Olda, Manager of Curatorial Programs, Content and Engagement at Creative Pinellas. Danny is an art critic, editor, and independent curator.
The Big Show Prizes
- First Prize – $1,500
- Second Prize – $1,00
- Third Prize – $500
- 2 Merit Awards -$250 each
- Special Award – $100
About Art Center Sarasota
Art Center Sarasota is a community art center, free, and open to the public. Their mission is to provide Sarasota with opportunities for creative expression and art appreciation through art education, exhibitions, and cultural programs.
Art Center Sarasota is a member-based organization that engages the entire artistic community by providing educational programs and exhibitions to local and regional artists and those who simply enjoy the visual arts.
The Center’s exhibitions program shows contemporary works in its three curated galleries, designed to inspire and challenge the viewer. The large atrium gallery is dedicated to showcasing the Sarasota and region’s talented artists in juried competitions.
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The Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation announces a call for artists for the EcoHouse Artist Residency, Costa Rica. Strengthen your mind, body, and spirit by immersing yourself in nature. Let the clean water, air, and sunshine be your medicine. The residency is a luxurious 6,000 sq. ft. Spanish Villa that sits on 1.5 acres of land. It is located within a small community in the mountains. Surrounding it is the jungle, breathtaking views, and miles of dirt roads and trails to meander, run, hike, and explore. There is a family owned restaurant, Mirador Donde Andrés, with delicious food a 20 minute walk away.
Deadline: 20 Jul 2020
- 2 private rooms, each with matrimonial bed and private bathroom
- 1 communal bedroom with 2 XL bunk beds (pillow top mattresses), attached large bathroom with Jacuzzi
- Beds made by local artisan from wood repurposed from fallen trees
- Natural cooling in each bedroom provided by ceiling fans
- Covered wrap around veranda provides artists with 2 hammocks for relaxing, reflecting, or meditating in the cool evening jungle breeze
- Main Studio 20 ft x 22 ft with up to 4 spaces available with natural light and large wooden doors with view to backyard gardens
- Open air studios on covered veranda overlooking jungle
- Writer’s private room studio with desk and chair, matrimonial bed, and attached bathroom facing a butterfly garden
Duration of residency: 2 weeks to 3 months (longer stays available on approval)
Cost: $18-56 a day depending on length of stay and shared or private room
Included in cost:
- Shuttle service to and from airport (SJO)
- Free wi-fi, weekly maid service, and fully equipped community kitchen
- Continental self-serve breakfast Monday through Friday
- Prepared gourmet vegetarian meal at 5 pm Monday through Friday
- Trips to the grocery store, local fruit/vegetable stands, and Farmer’s Markets
- A variety of power tools, drills, electric saws, wrenches, screw drivers, machetes, and a Dremel available for use
Artists bring needed supplies for their projects. Mauser Foundation will be happy to help facilitate an order and pick up. Please be sure to give ample notice.
Mauser Foundation welcomes applicants from all races, cultures, and lifestyles. No fee to apply.
EcoHouse Artist Residency Artist Benefits
The EcoHouse Artist Residency is the perfect place for all types of nature loving artists to come get healthy and be creative.
The program focuses on furnishing artists with healthy gourmet delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast and dinner 5 days a week with ingredients that are either grown on site or locally and sustainably sourced), comfortable and beautiful accommodations, ample work space, and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can can flourish.
You will be surrounded by dozens of different species of birds, butterflies, insects, flowers, and plants. It is common to have toucans, scarlet macaws, monkeys, coatis, and sloths pass through. There is a stream that runs through the lower half of the property. Phenomenal sunrises and sunsets and marvelous natural light all day.
The yard is filled with edible fruits like plantains, papayas, and lemons. There is a working greenhouse. Produce and herbs are grown on site. Help yourself! There is lemongrass, mint, stevia, holy, and purple basil to name a few.
Heather, our on-site artist and EcoHouse Coordinator welcomes and delights in giving tours of the property’ sustainable features including the medicinal and tropical plants.
There is a library of books at the residency to learn about permaculture, sustainability, and Costa Rican wildlife and plants.
Mauser Foundation plans trips to the beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monkey Mangrove Tour, Cacao Farms, waterfalls (including Rainmaker), cloud forests, volcanos, and nature reserves (available for an additional cost).
About Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation
The program at the Mauser EcoHouse is all about providing a beautiful, tranquil, and inspirational space where artists can immerse themselves in their individual projects. Artists are encouraged to be self directed and pursue their own creative ideas.
Some specifics about Costa Rica:
- Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up .03% of the planet’s surface.
- There are 801 miles of coastline in Costa Rica.
- Costa Rica is one of the most valued environmental destinations. Approximately 25% of the country has protected forests and reserves.
The Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving the quality of life on the planet. They believe it is possible to find a harmonious balance between technology and nature.
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MIRA and MASSIVart invite national and international artists to develop a proposal for a permanent public artwork to be located in the public plaza of MIRA’s latest real estate development in Mexico City, Neuchâtel’s Cuadrante Polanco.
Deadline: 29 Jun 2020
The call for artists will be two-phased:
- The first stage will shortlist three to four applicants based on qualifications demonstrated from the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae, portfolio of work, and preliminary artistic approach.
- In the second stage, each of the three or four artists or artist teams/collectives will be given a compensatory fee to create a detailed artist proposal including written information, a budget, sketches and renders, preliminary construction plan, and other descriptive presentation materials as needed to fully describe the concept intent.
The artists selected during the 1st phase will be aligned with the artistic direction of MIRA and MASSIVart as well as the vision of Neuchâtel Cuadrante Polanco, which is led by a desire to create an iconic and timeless art installation that has the power to engage passersby.
Neuchâtel’s Cuadrante Polanco Public Art Budget Details
A total budget of 6,000,000.00 MXN Pesos will be allocated to the art installation’s project to give artists the opportunity to create an iconic landmark for Mexico City while beautifying the urban public landscape.
Each shortlisted artist appearing before the jury will receive, in consideration of detailed proposal and presentation, a fee of $15,000.00 MXN pesos + taxes, which will be paid to him or her on presentation of an invoice.
Fees and charges granted under this by-law are subject to the prescribed taxes.
MASSIVart is a global art consultancy and production agency. They collaborate with emerging and established artists, architects, developers, designers, and creative talent to create art-driven events, architectural design, commissioned works of art and, cultural programs.
MASSIVart conceives creative destinations that bring people together, create emotional connections, and offer authentic brand experiences. With a team of producers, art directors, curators, and designers who are consistently at the forefront of the global art and culture scene, they create exclusive content, develop impactful design, and connect artists to the public while highlighting partners and clients in innovative ways.
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LibertyTown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for The Art of Quarantine. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Times of quarantine and lock down can be times of despair and isolation, but they can provide the mind and body space and time to create art in ways we never could before. LibertyTown Arts Workshop decided to do this show to capture a snap shot of all of the work created by artists shut away at home. New artists welcome. All mediums including song, speech, poem, and video are welcome.
Deadline: 24 Aug 2020
All artists age 16 and older working in any media may apply. Literary works must be 1 page or shorter. Visual artwork should be no larger than 24”x24” in any direction. Visual artwork accepted into the show must be for sale. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, no saw tooth hangers, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.
Fees: $15 First piece (everyone gets the member’s price for this show), $5 for each additional piece.
Commission: LibertyTown keeps a commission of 30% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.
- 8/31 All work due onsite, either via mail or drop off
- 9/4: Opening reception (online and maybe in person)
- 9/27: Show closes, unsold work will be picked up and shipped back
Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of visual work and the text of literary work in the book for this exhibit and to promote the exhibit and the gallery.
About LibertyTown Arts Workshop
LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a large art center located in Fredericksburg Virginia. The entire facility is open to the public to come in, take classes, shop, and interact with the artist as they visit. They have a full knowledgeable staff that are there to help with customers every need and question. They hold monthly shows that hang in the gallery which patrons see as they enter the facility. LibertyTown holds an opening reception event for shows every month on the first Friday as well as lists the show and its items on their website.
As the largest art facility in Fredericksburg Virginia, LibertyTown Arts Workshop has been artist owned and operated since its beginning. The 13,000+ sq foot facility houses 60+ in studio artists, several classrooms, a full pottery studio, for classes, workspace, and resident potters. They have 12 rotating art shows a year, which vary from invitational, regional, and national. They represent artists of all media and encourage an atmosphere of collaboration and experimentation. LibertyTown has an outdoor courtyard where they foster events in house and the community such as Community Supported Agriculture and Fredericksburg All Ages. Fredericksburg had strong ties to the community though LibertyTown’s membership programs. LibertyTown serves as an anchor for finding artistic work for patrons and visitors to the community.
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