Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for Hand Drawn, a juried drawing exhibition April 25 – May 29, 2020. Juror: Thomas Germano. The exhibition is open to drawing in any medium. All subjects, styles, and genres are welcome. No prints, watercolors, photos, or scanned digital photography manipulated with an app.
Deadline: 24 Mar 2020
Entry Fee: $45/3 images
Selected artists for Hand Drawn will have the opportunity to receive prize awards: $800 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, and $300 Third Place. First place winner will be invited to a Winners Showcase in 2021. Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Built in 1838 the gallery has 12 foot ceilings and five gallery rooms.
About Smithtown Township Arts Council
Incorporated in 1972, Smithtown Township Arts Council (STAC) offers a unique combination of historical preservation, cultural promotion, and arts exhibition. The Council has been committed to the arts in Suffolk County for forty-six years, working to provide a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art and cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public’s daily lives and civic responsibilities. They believe the arts are indispensable in building good character in the citizens of our communities as they foster communication, offer new insights on the world, and add to the greater appreciation of both life and society.
About Mills Pond Gallery
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. 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.
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Steamboat Creates announces a call for artists for Art In The Park 2020. Free to the public and featuring more than 150 juried artist vendors, live entertainment, food vendors and an interactive children’s art area. Only handmade original art will be accepted. This popular and successful event takes place on July 11th and 12th over Hot Air Balloon Rodeo Weekend, which draws large crowds for artistry and color both on canvases and in the air.
Deadline: 1 Apr 2020
Around 10,000 people attend the festival located in West Lincoln Park, on the west end of downtown Steamboat Springs in beautiful Northwest Colorado. The show is open to the public Saturday, July 11 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, July 12, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Art In The Park 2020 Artist Benefits
Over 20 different mediums are represented. This high-end art fair is selective in its jurying process of handmade items only, which attracts art enthusiasts and patrons. Steamboat Creates (an evolution of Steamboat Springs Arts Council) has over 500 Instagram followers, over 1,000 Facebook followers, and a strong reputation in its 46th year for Art in the Park.
There is promotion of the event through newspaper, radio, press releases, magazine articles, social media, rack cards, collaborative marketing with Chamber of Commerc,e and distribution of marketing materials with the plethora of concierges in the Yampa Valley. Steamboat Springs was designated as a Creative District in 2017, putting it on the map for Colorado Creative Industries.
About Steamboat Creates
Steamboat Creates is devoted to supporting and promoting arts and culture in the Yampa Valley. They achieve this through planning, production, and collaborating with arts and humanities programs. Initiatives have a positive educational, cultural, and economic impact for the community. They are stewards of the 1908 historic train depot. Steamboat Creates is currently interested in developing and engaging the Yampa Valley community and natural environment in the greater conversation of interdisciplinary and contemporary arts. This is realized by curatorial and collaborative projects involving local, regional, and national artists and organizations working in all media.
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The City of Keller announces a call for artists for the Rotating Sculpture Program 2020. In 2017, the Keller Public Arts Board implemented a rotating public art program for outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller area. A $1,500 honorarium is available for each piece selected by the Board for the fourth year of the program. The City of Keller invested over $4 million in improvements for the Old Town location, including the construction of a linear pedestrian promenade, addition of outdoor seating, and community areas and installation of 11 concrete sculpture pads.
Deadline: 6 Mar 2020
Old Town is home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and small businesses that attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area. For 2020, the Board will select up to 6 sculptures for a two-year exhibit beginning in June 2020. The artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller. The selected artists will be recognized at the fourth annual Keller Art Walk on November 14, 2020.
Rotating Sculpture Program 2020 Artist Benefits
The restaurants and shops in Old Town attract a significant amount of pedestrian traffic that ensures daily exposure of the artwork to a variety of demographics. The program offers a $1500 honorarium to each selected artist and $500 to one Best in Show winner. Artists are recognized at and receive free booth space to promote and sell their work at the annual Keller Art Walk, which is hosted in the same Old Town Keller area where the sculptures are installed.
Selected artists are featured on the City’s website and social media. They will be allowed to offer their work for sale for the duration of the exhibit. The City provides and installs signage for each piece showing the artist’s name, artwork title, and a statement indicating the piece is for sale with a phone number for inquiries.
About the City of Keller
As part of a municipal government, Keller Public Arts is unique in that its programs and events are administered by the City Manager’s office and overseen by an appointed Public Arts Board. This arrangement differs from many cities that combine public art with parks and recreation. In Keller, the separation allows the program to stay truly art-focused. With a General Fund budget of less than $40,000 and no full-time staff, Keller Public Arts has developed innovative approaches to funding and coordinating its annual schedule of events, two rotating art programs, and special projects.
In 2015, the City implemented a Public Art Development fee that applies a .25% assessment to most development projects in Keller. The fee has resulted in approximately $70,000 additional annual arts revenue, allowing the volunteers on the Public Arts Board and city administrative personnel to expand Keller Public Arts into avenues that further the program’s mission of encouraging all forms of art in the community.
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Toledo Zoo is seeking all the creative minds and skilled craftspersons to take part in their summer art fair, Wild About Art. The event is a two-day art fair taking place Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, 2020. This unique show, set in the wild beauty of the number one zoo in the nation, features local and regional artists with various mediums on display for thousands of Zoo visitors. This event will include entertainment, interactive activities and, of course, animals. Art does not have to be animal related.
Deadline: 6 Apr 2020
Having a show set in the Toledo Zoo makes it a unique setting for an art fair. Staff and volunteers are available. Artists have commented about how wonderfully they were treated at the Zoo over the past three years’ art fairs.
The Zoo awards 1st, 2nd, and 3rd show winners with an opportunity to display their works in the Aquarium gallery.
Wild About Art is promoted to 58,000 Zoo members. The majority of our visitors are members who do not have to pay admission.
About the Toledo Zoo
The Toledo Zoo is committed to inspiring others to join in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. As part of that mission, Toledo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a leader in global wildlife conservation. AZA member institutions are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and a better future for all living things. The Zoo includes an Aquarium and a Museum, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
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The Awesome Art Prizes Spring Edition is an international competition open to beginners and professional living artists. The contest gives you a chance of winning both cash prizes and international recognition. Competition is open to 2 and 3-dimensional artworks. Photography is accepted. No video, digital, or print art accepted.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2020
The first entry is free and $30 for up to 4 artworks.
Prizes are a cash grant, cover feature on a print and online magazine, your own digital portfolio, an online exhibition, a press release, and one year opportunity for online sales. Prizes are designed to highlight, promote, and support contemporary artists.
Awesome Art Prizes Spring Edition: 40 Prize Packages
- Platinum Prize (1): $5000
- Gold Prizes (3) totaling $3000
- Silver Prizes (6) totaling $2000
- Excellency Prizes (10) totaling $1400
- Honorable Prizes (10) totaling $1000
- Merit Prizes (10) totaling $800
About Awesome Art Prizes
Awesome Art Prizes is an independent online curatorial platform. They are known for offering high-quality, high-value contests with awards. Contests are international and open to emerging and professional living artists. They understand and promote artists to art lovers, private and professional art buyers, and galleries worldwide. Their mission is to help promote artists and boost careers.
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The City of West Hollywood, Lark Gallery, and Art & Beyond Magazine are collaborating on projects devoted to International Women’s Month – March 2020, a call for artists for a special issue of Art & Beyond Magazine themed Evolve Women Wisdom 2020, an art exhibition, and a series of events in the City of West Hollywood Long Hall Gallery. Artists, poets, musicians, writers, scientists, women business leaders, and spiritual activists may participate in Women’s History Month with their creations and offer workshops, seminars, and articles on open themes they choose.
Deadline: 25 Jan 2020
Submit your images not smaller than 2500 x 3300 px and not larger than 4000 x 4000 px.
The Evolve Women Wisdom 2020 exhibition will be on display March 8 – March 28, 2020, in the Long Hall Gallery in West Hollywood, California.
5% of the entry fees will support The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, which provides children and young, low-income artists with resources to develop their creativity.
Sponsors and jurors: Radio show – KCRW “Art Talk”, Phantom Galleries, The Loft at Liz’s, The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, Art-to-Art Palette Journal, Art Gallery Parties in LA Meet-up, Bleicher/Golightly Gallery in Santa Monica, and LA Art Party.
Evolve Women Wisdom 2020 Artist Benefits
All accepted artists will participate in our art show and concert and receive:
- Listing on Lark Gallery’s website and Art Sales gallery
- One full page in a special issue of the Art & Beyond Magazine
- One collectible printed copy of this issue
First, Second, Third, and Fourth place winners will receive an award equal $350 from the publisher of Art & Beyond Magazine who will feature their art on the front, back, and inside covers.
Lark Gallery uses the conversations of color, shape, texture, and line to demonstrate that communication can be free of prejudice toward any language, religion, and philosophy. They apply this concept to their events including diverse international artists of all nationalities, races, and gender. Among the prominent exhibitors are persons with handicaps.
One of the modern philosophers said that only the wisdom and loving energy of women can safe our planet from the human and nature produced disasters. They bring our civilization up to a new level when humanity becomes associated with kindness to each other and mutual support of the different nations and religions and not the wars, gun violence, and hatred.
The role of women is crucial in the modern world in politics, economy, and human relations. The only way the women’s voices could be heard is if they themselves evolve to the next level of their human qualities and harmony inside them. Women have fought for their rights for many years. Now it is the time to realize that only the power of love without separation of men and women can can bring peace to our planet.
Women’s History Month At Lark Gallery
At the women’s history month Lark Gallery wants to not only show, as usual, women’s talents in art, music, and other creative fields, which are countless, but also to give women tools to develop their skills to live in inner harmony, be beautiful, peaceful and at the same time powerful in the society, acting from their open and forgiving heart. Besides the concert and art show, Lark Gallery is planning to have educational and creative workshops for women, woman’s support groups, rejuvenating yoga classes to teach women how to create and save physical and spiritual beauty, give them anti-aging tools, and teaching meditation classes. All of this will benefit not only women but also the community of West Hollywood.
About Lark Gallery
Lark Gallery is a portal for art, music, and poetry. Musicians and poets chose artworks in one of the online exhibitions that evoke their musical or poetic response. By clicking on those artworks, a viewer can simultaneously see art and listen music or poetry. It give double exposure to all creators.
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In partnership with the City of Wauwatosa and presented by North Shore Bank, NEWaukee seeks 64 artists to participate in ART 64, a four day bracket-style painting tournament taking place in various locations and businesses.
In four rounds on June 3 – 6, 2020, artists will be paired to go head-to-head and given two hours to create a work of art on a predetermined theme on a 2’x3’ canvas. Members of the public will be invited to watch the paintings come to life and vote for their favorite paintings on the ART 64 mobile application. The artist in each pairing with the most votes will advance to the next round.
Deadline: 9 Mar 2020
A concept by NEWaukee’s Chief Idea Officer, Jeremy Fojut, the first ever ART 64 painting tournament is coming to Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on June 3 – 6, 2020.
The goal of ART 64 is to create an open art competition in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin that is live, performative, engaging and accessible for both artists and the general public. ART 64 is meant to be a platform for artists and small businesses to build and connect to new audiences.
ART 64 Artist Benefits
Participating ART 64 artists will each receive a $50 stipend, their 2’x3’ canvas per round, easel, and drop cloth. The final 32 artists will each receive $100, the final 16 artists will each receive $150, and the final eight (8) artists will each receive $500. In the last round, eight artists will compete for a $20,000 grand prize and an artist residency at Serendipity Labs in Wauwatosa to exhibit their work.
Following the tournament (June 3-6, 2020), NEWaukee will hold all paintings from the tournament for 30 days of exhibition in locations in the city of Wauwatosa. NEWaukee and ART 64 Advisory Council will determine uniform sale price for works. If sold, artists will receive 70% of sale and 30% commission will go to the City of Wauwatosa. If unsold after 30 days of exhibition, artists can claim works from NEWaukee (any shipping fees are the responsibility of the artist). If artists do not claim their artwork within 5 business days, the artist waives their right to their artwork and it will become the property of City of Wauwatosa to donate, repurpose, or discard.
NEWaukee is a social architecture agency that designs memorable in-person experiences that create a sense of belonging inside the communities and companies they work with.
NEWaukee calls their collective method “social architecture” – the conscious design of an environment that encourages the desired range of social behaviors leading toward a goal. Through programs and initiatives, NEWaukee motivates participants to look critically at the place in which they live, realize its potential, and empower folks to shape their own community.
This practice requires sincere thoughtfulness about inclusion and deep investment in network development prior to the production of a new program or initiative. The result of this style of work allows for meaningful buy-in from key constituents. Whether it’s engaging a specific demographic, attracting new employees, creating deeper engagement with constituents, or driving new and innovative ideas, NEWaukee’s unique method has a proven track record of success.
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The Park Point Community Club (PPCC) announces a call for artists for the Park Point Art Fair 2020. Inviting visual artists working in the following media: printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, photography, jewelry, and fiber. In its 50th year, the art fair is well-established, well-organized and well-liked by artists for its ease of set-up, hospitality, and consistent sales. Each year, the Park Point Art Fair draws over 10,000 visitors to Park Point, a beautiful natural setting tucked between Lake Superior and the Superior Bay, where they can buy art from the region’s finest artists.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2020
The event takes place on June 27 & 28 from 10 pm-5 pm in Duluth, MN.
The Park Point Art Fair annually showcases professionally juried artists in a stunning outdoor environment on the shores of Lake Superior. For over forty years, as PPCC’s signature event and as an original festival of its kind for northeastern Minnesota, the fair has embodied the club’s mission by serving the local and regional community—culturally, economically, and socially.
The PPCC’s art fair proceeds support youth programs, environmental projects, and a community newspaper – service projects that benefit the Park Point Community serve the wider population of Duluth inhabitants. These projects have fostered a unity of purpose among volunteers, artists, and fair goers alike.
This is truly a grassroots event – from the organization and its happening to spending the money it generates. Volunteers and artists are well aware of the contributions made to the environment and the youth programs on the part of the Club and a unison of purpose and good will has driven its success and longevity.
Park Point Art Fair Artist Benefits
Artists are awarded for excellence based on the annual review of the field by art professionals. The Club awards a total of $1,300 along with ‘art work awards’ produced by one of the participating artists to artists in seven categories as well as a Best of Show.
The PPCC provides an appreciation dinner for the artists and the community volunteers. The Club hosted dinner gives community volunteers and artists the opportunity to socialize and catch up from year to year. The Saturday dinner has served to foster lasting relationships between artists and the community giving the whole event the feeling of a family reunion.
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AIR Studio Paducah 2021 is an artist-in-residence studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky, six blocks from the Ohio River. They welcome self-motivated, focused artists working in a range of creative practices. Residents include visual artists, photographers, architects, writers, composers, and improvisational choreographers. Applicants are encouraged to have a clear objective for their residency. Stays usually range from two weeks to three months.
Deadline: 15 Feb 2020
The residency affords the artist time and space for focused, independent work, the development of new ideas, and experimentation. Visits to area cultural centers, galleries, and performance venues as well as short trips to regional arts facilities can open up a range of networking possibilities. AIR Studio Paducah features a storefront gallery/multi-purpose space that can be used for exhibitions or presentations during the residency.
Opportunities to muse or collaborate with other artists in the Paducah community are often available.
“AIR Studio is for serious artists who want a creative respite from their day-to-day environment and offers an ideal setting for those on sabbatical or who want a focused period of time to start or complete a body of work.” – Alonzo Davis
AIR Studio Paducah conducts a competitive selection process. Applications are peer-reviewed on a basis of the quality of past work and the applicant’s potential to have a productive residency. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Collaborative pairs and couples are welcome.
AIR Studio Paducah 2021 Advisors
- Deborah Ager – writer/poet, Maryland
- Jodi Beder – musician, Maryland
- Laura Cole – architect, Oregon
- Adriene Cruz – fiber artist, Oregon
- Nehemiah Dixon III – artist/curator, Maryland
- Robert (Bob) Donahue – artist, Maryland
- Itzel Lavenderos Hawes – architect/photographer, Mexico
- Dave Malone – poet, Missouri
- Andrea Prince – artist, West Virginia
- Honor Woodard – artist/photographer, Georgia
About AIR Studio Paducah
AIR Studio Paducah, now in its 16th year as an artist residency program, is situated in the heart of the LowerTown Arts District, Paducah, Kentucky. Since 2004, creatives from around the country and abroad have passed through the doors to make the most of the space and a stretch of undistracted time as envisioned by founder Alonzo Davis, himself an artist.
Drawn to Paducah by the Artist Relocation Program, Davis initially considered LowerTown as the location for a personal studio/retreat. Inspired however by working retreat experiences in California, Costa Rica, Connecticut, Wyoming, Colorado and Virginia, Davis decided instead to establish an artist residency program. Not only would visiting artists benefit, but also interaction with a changing influx of creatives from outside could lend an additional dynamic to the evolving LowerTown community. An active residency program would also heighten arts district visibility in the world of artist’s communities nationally and internationally.
About AIR Studio Prior Residents
In 2004 and as soon as renovations at 621 Madison Street were complete, AIR Studio Paducah welcomed its first resident—painter, Pinkney Herbert of Memphis. Soon to follow was printmaker, Maritza Davila, also of Memphis and on her heels, Adriene Cruz, a fiber artist from Portland, Oregon arrived. Other early residents included Benjamin Kelley, sculptor, Dave Malone, poet, the art quilter, Anita Knox, and digital artist, Monica Smith. Paducah area artists and writers also utilized the space from time to time.
For most of its existence, A.I.R. residents have been visual and fiber artists, a few photographers, and a scattering of creatives in other disciplines. The application process has since expanded and opened up to writers, architects, composers and improvisational choreographers. Geographically, residents hail from all over the U.S. east, west, north, south, and Canada.
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The Science Museum of Minnesota announces a call for artists for the Artist at Pine Needles Residency for Summer 2020, a program sponsored by the St. Croix Watershed Research Station. With the vision to enhance scientific understanding through art, the St. Croix Watershed Research Station invites artists-in-residence to interact with the scientific staff and local community to further explore the intersection between art and science. Since 2001, the Artist at Pine Needles Residency has welcomed over 50 artists and writers to the banks of the St. Croix River in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.
Deadline: 29 Feb 2020
In addition to accepting applications from established artists, the Pine Needles Residency includes an emerging artist category to encourage and support upcoming artists with this same calling. Emerging artists show some evidence of achievement. To date, they do not have a substantial record of accomplishment and are not yet recognized as established artists by other artists, curators, critics, and arts administrators. Emerging artists will be considered in a separate pool and must be 21 years of age or older.
About St. Croix Watershed Research Station
The St. Croix Watershed Research Station is the environmental research station of the Science Museum of Minnesota. It is a private, non-profit laboratory dedicated to better understanding humanity’s relationship with our most precious resource by studying how land use, climate change, atmospheric deposition, and other factors affect aquatic systems.
The setting for the Artist at Pine Needles Residency is the James Taylor Dunn Pine Needles Cabin, located just north of the village of Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, on the bluffs of the St. Croix River. In 2019, the artists selected were: large-scale, 2D and 3D visual artist Katherine Steichen Rosing of Madison, WI; botanical printmaker Linda Snouffer of St. Paul, MN; installation artist and sculptor Peter Krsko of Wonewoc, WI; and emerging artist, lyrical essayist and poet Kate Lucas of Minneapolis, MN.
Applications for 2020 will be accepted from writers and artists who focus on environmental or natural history topics and strive to connect the complex world between art, nature, and the sciences. As part of the program, artists will be encouraged to design an outreach project to share their work with the local community.
Artist at Pine Needles Residency Artist Benefits
The 2020 Artist at Pine Needles Residency offers artists the unique opportunity to interact and learn from freshwater paleolimnological scientists who study how lakes and rivers are changing over time and what can be done to mitigate those changes brought on by land use practices and climate change. This interaction between artists and scientists fosters a deeper understanding of the connections between their artwork, the science currently being done to protect lakes and rivers, and how they interpret that art/science interplay to the public.
Pine Needles Artists get the sole use of a historic, 3-room cabin built before World War I. This rustic, comfortable cabin includes a full bath, bed/sitting room, and kitchen. A generous enclosed porch, overlooking the river, is suitable for writing, sketching, and reflection. It is located on a 20-acre site on the bluffs of the St. Croix River, a nationally designated Wild and Scenic River. The secluded site is heavily wooded, with spring-fed streams, native wildflowers, and local wildlife.
A short walk, bike ride, or drive will bring artists to the quaint village of Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota. A coffee shop, community-run library, family-owned restaurant, art gallery, gift shop, and seasonal ice cream shop provides entertainment and home-town feel to visiting artists.
About the Science Museum of Minnesota
The Science Museum of Minnesota exists to turn on the science. Inspire learning. Inform policy. Improve lives. They envision a world in which all people have the power to use science to make lives better. The museum values collaboration, equity, and learning.
The Science Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1907. The museum’s current location on the banks of the Mississippi River in Saint Paul offers 370,000 square feet of space. It includes a 10,000-square-foot temporary exhibit gallery, five permanent galleries, acres of outdoor space, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater. They impact over a million people from around the world every year through trips to the museum, school visits, our traveling exhibitions, and Omnitheater films.
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