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Smash Spring Fine Arts Festival (Castle Pines, CO) – Call For Artists

Smash Spring Fine Arts Festival (Castle Pines, CO) – Call For Artists

Smash in the Square announces a call for artists for the Smash Spring Fine Arts Festival 2020. In the heart of Castle Pines Village, one of the wealthiest and most affluent neighborhoods in Colorado. A highly selective, upper-echelon, pristine outdoor fine art exhibit showcasing top-tier national artists.

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Deadline: 7 Feb 2020

Smash in the Square has the upmost concern for meeting the best interests and needs of working artists (their promoter has 13+ years of experience participating as an artist on the festival circuit). They love giving back to the communities they serve.

Smash Spring Fine Arts Festival conjoining fine arts auction is free to artists including pre-event online + live-event bidding. The auction is value-retentive (artists set own high-minimum bids), 80% of bid-sales will be given back to artists, and 20% will be donated to a local charity.

Direct-mailing to all surrounding homes in Castle Pines and other affluent neighborhoods in Douglas County, Colorado targeting art collectors, outdoor signage, flyers, social-media, magazine publications, email-blasts, and newsletters. After a successful first year at this venue everyone is gearing up for a fantastic second annual event. Expect great crowds and sales.

About Smash in the Square

Smash in the Square has done incredible philanthropic work over the years around the state of Colorado, helping fellow businesses raise thousands of dollars plus expanding and building their networks and relationships through partnerships, sponsorships, and fundraising events. In addition to running outdoor art festivals, they put together many gallery and indoor exhibitions. For example, a silent art auction giving back 100% of the bid-sales to participating artists. They had live violin music, fine-catering, and a great turn-out. Their mission is to bring the quality and prestige of gallery presentation to the world of outdoor art festivals in order to attract a higher-end, more targeted collector clientele.

For more information, contact anthony@smashinthesquarefestival.com.

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Ad Art Show 2020 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Ad Art Show 2020 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

MvVO Art announces a call for artists for the Ad Art Show 2020. Interested in having your big screen moment? Interested in having your art viewed by over 10 million people? Interested in showing your art in New York City without the need to necessarily travel? During Frieze Art week (May 2020), Ad Art Show 2020 will be showcasing artists from all over the world on the monumental screens at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, one of the most famous architectural landmarks in New York City. The show is on for the entire month of May.

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Deadline: 22 Jan 2020

Submit 4 images of your art. No commercial work please – only fine art.

The Ad Art Show 2020 is an opportunity to jump start your art career or to invigorate it. Artists are chosen purely on talent and not because of their resume or shows they have participated in before.

The winning artist(s) receive prizes. 350,000 people walk through the Oculus daily. While presence is not required since it is a digital show, it could be the perfect opportunity to travel to New York upon selection to attend the VIP reception during Frieze Art fair and build more relationships.

About MvVO Art

MvVO Art creates opportunities for artists. There are many talented artists who work in advertising, design, and related fields but do not have time or the right platform to reach the art world. MvVO Art provides a platform for artists who have day jobs in the commercial arts to be recognized for their fine art.

For more information, contact info@mvvoart.com.

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Decatur Arts Festival 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Arts Festival 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) invites you to apply for booth space in the 32nd annual Decatur Arts Festival 2020. The festival will be held on the square in historic Decatur, GA, just minutes from downtown Atlanta. The Artists’ Market will be open on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 23 from 10 am until 6 pm, and on Sunday May 24 from 11 am until 5 pm. The festival features continuous entertainment and performing arts in the Community Bandstand adjacent to the Artists’ Market. Food vendors, a Fine Arts Exhibition, the ArtWalk, Theater, New Dance, and a Children’s Festival are part of the festival activities.

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Deadline: 24 Jan 2020

The Decatur Arts Festival 2020 is produced by the Decatur Arts Alliance, LLC, a 501 (c) 3 organization, supporting the arts and arts education in Decatur, GA.

Cash prize for Best of Show is $1000, Second Place is $700, Third Place is $500. The Best of Show winner will receive an invitation to the 2021 show free of charge. Second and Third Place will receive invitation to the 2021 show at half price.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. The DAA sponsors the annual festivals and special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and develop the city as a strong arts community.

For more information, contact anna@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Art Connects Women 2020 (Dubai, UAE) – Call For Artists

Art Connects Women 2020 (Dubai, UAE) – Call For Artists

ZeeArts is calling out women artists for its 4th edition Art Connects Women 2020, an international art exhibition. To be held from 5th to 8th March 2020, at One&Only Royal Mirage-Dubai. This is a multidisciplinary four day arts initiative including an art exhibition, conference, art book launch, and women film festival. ZeeArts yearly pursuit is a tribute for women artists and cultural exchange dialogue. They welcome over 100 female artists from 100 different countries covering Africa, Americas, Europe, Middle-East, Asia, and Oceania.

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Deadline: 31 Dec 2019

The International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year to acknowledge and honor the achievements of women all over the globe. Rouse yourself to action. Become an ambassador of your country in this prestigious international art exhibition in Dubai. One artist will be selected to represent her country.

Art Connects Women 2020 Artist Benefits

  • An opportunity for artists to exhibit in one of the most glamorous venue in Dubai
  • Four days artistic and cultural program
  • Meet top notch art collectors
  • Be featured in the Art Book 2nd Edition (Women Artists Around the World 2020)
  • A private opening of the exhibition, a conference, a book launch, Women Firm Festival, a catwalk, and a gala dinner.
  • Network and connect with women artists around the world

About ZeeArts

ZeeArts focus is mainly on female artists. Throughout history, the paucity of women-artist representations has been an impediment in the bid towards diversification within the art world. As they attempt to realign the skewed perspectives of gendered narrations in the institution of art, ZeeArts has put together a compendium of women artists on a global scale across 5 continents (Europe, Middle-East and Africa, Asia, Americas, and Oceania).

ZeeArts commemorative pursuits alongside International Women’s Day seeks to empower and provide opportunities for female artists to reflect upon the entrepreneurial adversities they face while revising their strategies throughout the promotion of gender parity.

It is the privilege of ZeeArts to shine the limelight on the talents of these exceptional individuals who have their courage, creativity, and determination embodied within their artworks to be laid bare as inspirations for a more inclusive future.

For more information, contact exhibition@zeearts.net.

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Subversion (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Subversion (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Philadelphia Sculptors, in collaboration with Da Vinci Art Alliance, invites artists working in three dimensions to submit artworks to their upcoming exhibition Subversion. Taking place at the newly renovated DVAA gallery in Philadelphia, the show encourages artists to take their passions and direct them into artwork that pushes back. You don’t need to join a march, stand behind a barrier, or be a whistleblower. As an artist you can make your art speak for you!

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Deadline: 20 Jan 2020

Philadelphia Sculptors are looking for artworks that, in some form, undermine or challenge social structures, morals, traditions, authority, or any existing or established systems (including the art world). Artist and Moore College of Art and Design Professor Alice Oh will jury the entries. The exhibition will be on display from February 26 – March 22, 2020. There is a $20 submission fee for Philadelphia Sculptors and Da Vinci Art Alliance members, and a $35 fee for non-members.

Subversion Artist Benefits

One artist will receive a Best in Show award of $150. All artists will receive publicity. Sales will be actively encouraged. A 20% commission will be taken on all works sold. Artists will gain visibility in Philadelphia and through this opportunity. They will be able to express their passions and convictions on provocative topics in the company of other artists who feel as strongly as they do. Artists with strong political leanings or whose work tends to be out of the mainstream will be provided a more traditional venue that will attract wide audiences. This is a unique opportunity to show artwork that might not be accepted in other venues.

Social Equity

All Philadelphia Sculptors’ exhibitions are open to everyone. Calls are individually sent to organizations promoting underserved populations. Themed shows are inclusive and focus on topics geared towards social and political awareness. The theme of Subversion allows artists to comment on the systems that govern or pervade their lives. Artists who are interested in interpreting the topic through the lens of social equity will be encouraged to do so. For this show, Philadelphia Sculpotrs are partnering with the Da Vince Art Alliance, a community gallery that actively reaches out to artists who lack exhibition opportunities.

About Philadelphia Sculptors

Philadelphia Sculptors is committed to providing opportunities for artists who work in three dimensions. As the only professional organization of sculptors in Philadelphia, they actively create provocative and ambitious exhibitions, often in nontraditional venues.

Philadelphia Sculptors:

  • initiate many of their exhibitions and find both themes and venues outside of the mainstream whenever possible
  • encourages younger artists and offer opportunities for both temporary installations and more permanent sculptures
  • seek both emerging and more established artists looking to expand their horizons and their practices
  • collaborate with other organizations to expand our audiences and engage in interdisciplinary projects
  • are always seeking new venues and new ways of creating work that will inform and engage audiences

For more information, contact lesliekaufman@verizon.net.

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Residency 108 Spring 2020 Session (Germantown, NY) – Call For Artists

Residency 108 Spring 2020 Session (Germantown, NY) – Call For Artists

Residency 108 announces a call for artists for the Residency 108 Spring 2020 Session, which will take place April 19th – May 17th, 2020.  Two four week-long residencies are offered each year, one during the month of October and one in May. Residency 108 invites emerging and established artists, writers and thinkers of all disciplines to immerse themselves in their creative practice. They welcome those who work with nature, ecology, and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works. The residency is free apart from the cost of travel and material expenses which must be assumed by the individual.

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Deadline: 11 Jan 2020

The application is blind; therefore, Residency 108 welcomes any and all artists of diverse backgrounds. Applicants will be notified by or before February 1st.

Artists of any age from any country may apply. Residency 108 accepts solo artists and collaborating teams of up to three people. They are interested in applicants whose practice involves a defined engagement with landscape and ecology, or projects that employ historical or first-hand research of the 108 site. Please have your statement reflect this intention.

Residency 108 Spring 2020 Session Artist Benefits

The program accommodates three artists at a time. Each resident is provided with a room, working facilities, and a weekly stipend for food. Participants are responsible for cooking their own meals. The residency is located in a remote area. There is no public transportation in the area. Residency 108 does not have a vehicle available for resident use apart from a bike. However, they provide weekly trips to shop for supplies and food. Each resident will be asked to present their work during the residency. Weekly critiques are held as a group and sometimes with a visiting critic.

About Residency 108

Residency 108 is a rural residency program with a focus on landscape and ecology. They program is unique in that it invites artists to engage with a specific site, 108 acres of pastoral land which was used as a horse farm in the last century. The property features rolling hills, mowed paths, meadows, densely wooded forests, wetlands with a few ponds of varying size, and a seasonal stream. In addition to these ecosystems, a variety of native plant species host habitats for birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The program is ideal for artists who wish to engage with the landscape and prefer isolation to interaction. If you require constant contact with civilization this may not be the program for you.

For more information, contact director@residency108.org.

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Pre-Shrunk Art Show (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Pre-Shrunk Art Show (Halifax, NS) – Call For Artists

Argyle Fine Art announces a call for artists for the 16th annual Pre-Shrunk Art Show. It’s the biggest “small” show of the year! The much loved annual group show asks artists to create small works on 4”x5” surfaces. Argyle encourages submissions from both established and emerging artists in their preferred mediums and all ages of artists.

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Deadline: 4 Jan 2020

Works must be on a 4×5” surface. Pieces that do not measure 4×5” will not be considered. Do not use the thin canvas or masonite boards. They are not easily wall mountable for the buyer and tend not to sell as well as other surfaces in the show. If you are sculpting the base of your sculpture must be 4×5”, but there is no height limit. Artists may submit a maximum of 5 pieces.

Do not attach hanging devices. The gallery will take care of this for continuity. If you are working on paper, it must be archival and mounted on a sturdy 4×5” surface that can be hung on the wall. Works done with materials such as charcoal and pastels must be fixed to protect the work. Submissions must be new and not previously shown.

If the jury selects your work, then you will be notified by phone or email the following week. You will then be required to bring the work in person or by mail. You will be responsible to ship your work.

Pieces that are selected for this year’s exhibition will be priced at $175 each, with standard 50% commission. Keep this price in mind when creating your pieces.

Show opens to the public on Friday, January 24th from 7-9 PM.

Pre-Shrunk Art Show Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will benefit in having their art seen and purchased/collected by our large customer base in person as well as online. Argyle will promote each artist’s work throughout the duration of the show on their blog and social media sites. The show will encourage artists to work small. Argyle encourages artists to connect with the others that will be selected for the show. This exhibit has a sense of community. It fosters new relationships with artists and the gallery. In fact, the gallery has continued to work with many of the artists discovered from this exhibit after the show has ended.

Argyle Fine Art

Argyle Fine Art is unique in Halifax as it’s the only gallery with a strong focus on emerging talent. It is very involved with the community at large.

Argyle Fine Art opened it’s doors on Argyle Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia in July 2000. The gallery has changed since then, with the main focus being on emerging to mid-career artists from Atlantic Canada. They have been referred to as one of Halifax’s most progressive galleries and named Best Gallery by The Coast year after year. They pride themselves in presenting art in a venue that is inviting and not pretentious. Art is for everyone.

Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned collector, Argyle Fine Art represents a unique variety of contemporary art by established and emerging Canadian artists. Selection includes painting, drawing, limited edition prints, fibre, sculpture, and photography.

For more information, contact gallery@argylefa.com.

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Group Show March 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Group Show March 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Frieda announces a call for artists for Green, a group show March 2020. Frieda offers curated art exhibitions throughout the year in their Philadelphia space across from The Independence National Historical Park. Celebrate art that spans generations. Open to artists who live or work within the Mid-Atlantic region (PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, and Washington, D.C.). Open call for 2 and 3 dimensional artwork related to the theme Green.

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Deadline: 12 Feb 2020

Green: the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy – flora – grass – freshness – herbs – parks – garden plot – avocado – trees – jade – recycling – Kermit – growth – woods – jungle – naïve – pickle – safe – lush – luck – environment – harmony – vegetation – new – organic – pure – leaves – forest – plants – emerald – trees . . .

Frieda is a multi-purpose space with curated exhibitions that encourages interaction between artists and the public. As such, no commission is expected from the sale of any artwork. Artwork will be exhibited at their space. It will be included in an opening reception, meet-the-artist event, and one additional encounter with the public, i.e. workshop or demonstration during the exhibition period.

Group Show March 2020 Calendar

  • Artists Notification: Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Artwork must be ready to hang and delivered to Frieda on Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Opening reception: Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Dates for community supper and workshop tbd
  • Exhibition ends: Sunday, May 17, 2020
  • De-installation: Sunday, May 17, 2020

Frieda asks that selected artists schedule time to engage with their community through a workshop, demonstration, or discussion during the exhibition period. No commission is expected from the sale of any art work. Any transactions will be handled directly by the artist and the potential buyer.

Artist Financial Aid

Any artist living 60 miles or more from Philadelphia may apply for financial assistance (please ask for Financial Aid Request form) to cover costs related to artist participation in exhibition. To be clear, no financial aid is available to artist living less than 60 miles from Philadelphia, unless otherwise agreed. If selected, Frieda will cover 100% of the transportation and lodging costs for the artist to bring the artwork to Frieda and attend the meet the artist events, including the opening cocktail, the community supper, and the workshop. Please note that all costs to take down the art work at the end of the show will be at the expense of the artist. This includes transportation and lodging costs.

About Frieda

Frieda for generations is a modern space that promotes culture, art, and design with the goal of bringing together people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. After featuring a number of accomplished artists in various media, Frieda is proud to introduce curated art exhibitions scheduled throughout the year. The space is located in Center City Philadelphia across from the Independence National Historical Park, with exposure to the public seven days a week.

For more information, contact hello@friedaforgenerations.com.

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Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park 2020 (New Jersey) – Call For Artists

Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park 2020 (New Jersey) – Call For Artists

Rose Squared Productions announces a call for artists for the Spring Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park 2020. Brookdale Park, located a half a mile from the Garden State Parkway on the border of Bloomfield and affluent, arty Montclair, New Jersey, is a lovely setting for a quality, outdoor fine art and craft show. Presently in its 32nd year, the Spring Fine Art And Crafts At Brookdale Park 2020 show is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Rose Squared Productions, featuring 150 fine artists and crafters and has an estimated 12,000+ attendance. The free-to-the-public show runs Saturday and Sunday, June 20th and 21st at 10am-5pm.

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Deadline: 1 Jun 2020

This is a long-standing juried event. Approximately 25% of the show is fine art and fine photography. The clientele who attends the event are middle and upper middle class who appreciate quality. They attend the show to meet the artists and learn about the work and what inspires the artist. Jurying for jewelry closes on January 8. Other categories are juried on an ongoing basis with categories closing as they fill.

Setup is all day Friday and early Saturday morning. Exhibitors may park behind their spaces making set-up and break down easy. Show takes place in a beautiful county park with permanent bathrooms, food, and booth sitters.

The show is heavily advertised with 22,000 direct mail postcards, heavy social media sponsored ads, billboards, posters, and social media partners in the local cultural community.

About Rose Square Productions

Both Howard and Janet Rose were full-time teachers at a central New Jersey High School. Janet taught English for 26 years and Howard was a Vocational Graphic Arts teacher for 27 years. They retired in June 2000.

Before beginning show promotion, both were professional potters creating wheel-thrown, functional stoneware. They participated at quality craft shows for approximately 6 years throughout the Northeast (Lincoln Center, Peters Valley). Knowing what it is like being exhibitors allows them to create a show with the exhibitors interests, both fiscal and physical, in mind. They are committed to keeping out buy/sell and reducing as much of the risk an exhibit takes in participating in their shows.

After assisting running an art and craft show at their Temple, Howard and Janet decided to form Rose Squared Productions and try to create a quality, juried event in Essex County. The name Rose Squared is from Howard’s grandmother, Rose Rose, and being two Roses, formed the business with the appropriate name.

Their first show was held at South Mountain Arena in West Orange, NJ. After the second year, the business was expanded to include free-to-the-public shows in Montclair, Verona, Upper Montclair, and Cranford in co-sponsorship with the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs and the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal.

Rose Squared Productions presents from four to six shows annually with 140 to 175 exhibitors. Artists and fine crafters from throughout the East Coast and beyond participate in these well-attended, well-organized events. When the weather gods shine down upon the shows, attendance is from 12,000-16,000. They are now celebrating over 37 years in business.

Rose Squared Productions supports free and fair elections by donating a space to the League of Women Voters.

For more information, contact info@rosesquared.com.

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Studio Scholarships 2021 (Peccia, Switzerland) – Call For Artists

Studio Scholarships 2021 (Peccia, Switzerland) – Call For Artists

The Fondazione Internazionale per la Scultura announces a call for artists for Studio Scholarships 2021 for artists who are dedicated to three-dimensional work. Length of stay: beginning of May to the end of October. Five artists will be selected by the jury to live and work at the Centro Internazionale di Scultura (CIS). Each scholarship holder will have an apartment in the artists’ house which is located in the village centre of Peccia, Switzerland. There are six residential units in this house. Each unit has its own shower/toilet and a small kitchenette. The house has a large kitchen and dining area for communal use. The scholarship holders are expected to cater for themselves. Internet connection is available: WLAN.

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Deadline: 31 Mar 2020

There are five studios available. These are usually awarded only once. The studios are designed as autonomous working units. The scholarship holders must be willing and capable of working independently with sculpting materials. In line with the purpose of the Foundation, the marble of Peccia is the main work material, but all other stones and other materials such as wood, metal, plaster, clay, and paper can also be used. There are no assistants or other workers available to help with the projects.

After their stay, the scholarship holders may become members of the Artistic Committee. They are eligible in the awarding of the studios, together with the Artistic Committee members and the jury. As a rule, one former scholarship holder is elected to become a member of the jury.

Professional 3-D artists may apply for a studio scholarship after completion of their studies at a recognized university/academy. Recommended are 1-2 years professional experience and exhibitions of their work. Three-dimensional artists with no formal education may apply if they have been working as artists for at least five years and have exhibited their works publicly (in galleries, art spaces, museums) or have been able to exhibit three of their works in a public space.

Studio Scholarships 2021 Artist Benefits

The scholarship is CHF 1500 per month. The artists will have at their disposal a personal studio, a shared work area with a 20-ton crane and three workshops equipped with all the necessary tools and materials for work with stone (marble), wood, and metal. They will live in individual apartments in the artists’ house which is located in the village centre of Peccia.

The works created in Peccia are subject to a commission of 30%. If an artist is able to sell one of his/her works created in Peccia, 30% of the proceeds will go to the Centro (Artists’ Solidarity Contribution).

About the International Centre for Sculpture

Since the dawn of human history, men and women have shaped everyday objects into special forms. In so doing, they have left behind traces of their own lives and the world of their imagination. All cultures known to us, on any of our continents, have thus created sculptures in which past, present, and future are intertwined in forms of everlasting beauty. They will continue to generate significant expressions of mankind’s own perceptions in the future.

As part of our wholehearted commitment to this tradition, CIS strongly believes in the potential for development that is offered by three-dimensional art. With the aim of promoting the artists working in the field, CIS is committed to the creation of the Centre as a place where this tradition is developed and will be celebrated further in the years to come.

For more information, contact info@fondazionescultura.ch.

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