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Dogwood Arts Regional Fine Art Exhibition Call for Artists

The Dogwood Arts Regional Fine Art Exhibition showcases and awards [$4100 total] the finest artists of our region. Artists from within a radius of 300 miles of Knoxville and throughout the state of Tennessee may enter. Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected by juror, Mark Scala, for exhibition.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 1/21/2015.

Categories are: 2-D painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, and photography; 3-D sculpture of all media (may submit two images)and site-specific installation. 4-D art, including video, performance and other time-based pieces are not eligible.

Dogwood Arts, in its 55th year, transforms Knoxville into a month long springtime celebration with a “blue jean to black tie” festival offering something for everyone. Street fairs and Americana performers throughout the city, over 60 miles of dogwood trails and gardens, heritage tours, masterful fine art exhibitions and performing arts events, sidewalk chalk painters and a three day Art Fair enliven the city against the canvas of beautiful, blossoming Dogwood trees. Dogwood Arts offers residents and visitors from across the nation a memorable experience of the richly woven customs, perspectives, and creativity of our Southern region.

For more information, contact info@dogwoodarts.com.

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Figure50- National Call for Artists

Figure50.com provides a platform for accessing outstanding visual artists across the country in a simple, dynamic format. Our focus is on the human figure expressed in a variety of interpretations and media. The main feature of our site is the interactive map, where we display one artist from every state in the US on a rotating basis, each image selected by our accomplished guest jurors.

Current Juror: Maureen Bloomfield (The Artist’s Magazine, Editor in Chief).

Please visit our website to view the current selection of artists and to submit your work for consideration.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 12/31/14.

For more information, contact info@figure50.com.

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Call for Creatives!

RAW:natural born artists – We are constantly looking for creatives of all genres and styles to come together to do massive showcases every other month in Philadelphia. Each show consists of about 40 local artists in visual art, photography, music, performing arts, fashion and accessories designs, hair and makeup artistry and film.

To apply: Register at the link below, then log in and submit a profile. It should only take 15 minutes, and then the Director will be in touch with you to give you all of the necessary information needed.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: Ongoing.

There are not many events that encompass such a large and diverse group of artists in one place, and on top of that, they are local. We not only strive to give each artist a platform to showcase for more exposure, we aim to build a larger and stronger creative community within that city. Our shows bring in a unique crowd from all walks of life and a broad age range of 21-80.

We are also international, and artists have the opportunity to travel to showcase in different cities.

For more information, contact amber@RAWartists.org.

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Michigan Annual XLII Exhibition Call for Artists

The Anton Art Center is now accepting submissions for “Michigan Annual XLII”, an exhibition of contemporary artwork by Michigan artists. Resident Michigan artists 18 years and older are invited to digitally submit up to two original entries of any media completed within the last two years. All works previously displayed at the Anton Art Center are ineligible. Accepted works will be on exhibit in the Main Galleries beginning Friday, January 30 through Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 1/6/2015.

“Michigan Annual XLII” is the Anton Art Center’s 42nd annual statewide juried exhibition in Southeast Michigan. Exhibiting works and awards are to be selected by guest juror, Nancy Mitchnick. First prize will be awarded $1,000, second prize receives $600, and $400 goes to the third prize winner. Entry fee is $20 for Art Center members and $35 for non-members. Artists must submit the completed entry form (available below), entry fee payment, and artwork images by the deadline: Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 11:59PM EST, to be eligible.

The Anton Art Center is Macomb County’s leading non-profit visual arts organization since 1969. Fine arts exhibitions featuring local, regional, and national artists; year-round adult and youth classes and workshops in clay, painting, drawing, and more; annual Art Fair, Christmas Market, ArtParty, and other events. Admission is free and open to the public; donations are accepted and appreciated. Handicap accessible. Metered lot and street parking; free after 6pm and weekends.

For more information, contact exhibitions@theartcenter.org.

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Art Basel Miami Exhibition and Artist Career Training Call for Artists

Starry Night Programs – Learn how to develop your professional edge while gaining the real-world experience of showing your work at the prestigious Art Basel Miami. Knowing how to market yourself as an artist, means the power to make a real impact on the world.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 10/30/2014.

You want to get your work out there, but you don’t quite know how. You know you need to show your work at big art fairs, but you don’t feel confident to do it on your own. Maybe you’ve applied to hundreds of exhibitions, but still don’t feel like you’re getting anywhere substantial.

The Exposure Program is the first comprehensive, professional program created just for artists. The Program not only offers professional training and tips, but actually brings your work to the international stage by exhibiting at SELECT Fair Miami; a fair that runs during Art Basel Miami- the largest contemporary art fair in the Americas.

The Exposure Program will help you jump start your career, gain exposure by showing at a prestigious art fair, and gain valuable tips on becoming more professional and gaining presence in the broader art world.

You won’t just learn, you’ll do.

With the program, you will receive:

  • Advice on the materials all artists must conquer; including building the right resume, writing a compelling artist statement and more.
  • Guides that give you a professional edge; like how to create and submit quality images, how to price and prepare your artwork for exhibition, etc.
  • Tips for getting noticed; for example, how to use social media professionally, creating the right website, and more.
  • Real-world experience; you’ll get to show your artwork during Art Basel Miami and mingle with thousands of serious collectors and gallerists.

See below for program costs.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXHIBITION COMPONENT: All 2D and 3D works will be accepted for consideration, so long as the dimensions are 28 inches or smaller.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Real-world experience by showing your work at this prestigious fair
  • Access to thousands of collectors, dealers and gallerists without the high cost of renting a booth
  • No-strings-attached representation to encourage our artists get picked up by a gallery
  • Participation in exclusive VIP events in Miami
  • Presence and promotion in Starry Night social media channels and blog
  • Online promotion on the Starry Night Exposure Gallery
  • Chance to sell your work via the Starry Night Exposure Gallery on Amazon.com
  • Professional tips and advice on how to build your resume, let your artist statement shine, and write a compelling bio
  • Guides that will last you a lifetime like how to submit high quality images, prepare and ship your work for exhibition, etc.
  • Tips on how to build your personal brand; using social media, creating a website, creating a mailing list, etc.

CALENDAR:

  • October 30th: Deadline for submission of application and work samples
  • November 30th, 2014: All works must be received for exhibition.
  • December 2nd to 7th: Exhibition
  • December 8th: Shipment or pick up of any remaining artwork

PROMOTION: All accepted Exposure Artists will have a printed portfolio made about you and your work that will be available to the public at the fair. Exposure Artists will also be included in all print and online promotional materials related to the Exposure program at the Fair. This means you will be featured as an Exposure Miami artist, and of course in our online promotions, a link to your web site will be included, driving as much traffic to your work as possible. If you don’t have a website you are proud of, email us to discuss design and development of your web site.

ELIGIBILITY: The Exposure Program is a comprehensive program created for visual artists who wish to jumpstart their careers, show their work at a prestigious art fair, and learn valuable tips on becoming more professional and getting their work seen in the broader art world.

ENTRY FEE: There is no entry fee to apply to The Exposure Program, but upon acceptance, participation fees do apply. (See below.)

TYPICAL FAIR EXHIBITION COSTS: The following is a breakdown of just some of the costs related to showing at an art fair:

  • Booth Rental: $7000 (on the low end)
  • Lighting: $600 (whether purchased or rented)
  • Insurance: $200 (required by all fair venues)
  • Tables & chairs: $500 (whether purchased or rented)
  • Advertising: $300 (business cards, flyers, all that)
  • Portfolio & presentation: $100 (a mead notebook won’t cut it)
  • Car rental & gas: $600 (how are you going to get the furniture and lighting)
  • Airfare: $500 (on priceline)
  • Lodging & meals: $1200 (on priceline)
  • Dedicated staff: $??? (what do you think it is worth?)
  • Professional training that will last a lifetime: $??? (what do you think it’s worth?)

EXPOSURE PROGRAM COSTS: The total price for exhibition, representation and promotion within the Exposure program is $2,995.

The Exposure program is the most cost efficient way of bringing your artwork to a fair of this size. The price includes all of the aforementioned professional training, curation of the show, lighting and hanging of the artwork, full time representation of the artist and their work for the entire 4 day show and VIP party, creation of a printed catalog that includes each artist, their artist statement, images of their work, and a link to their website. It also guarantees inclusion in all printed and online marketing materials related to the show.

We are able to offer payment plans to those that may need to do so.

PROGRAM PAYMENT: All fees are payable online by check or credit card. Monthly payment plans are also available.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Fill out the Application online.  You will need a current CV or Artist Resume, Artist Statement / Bio, and Work samples – Between 5 and 10 images are required. If you are a filmmaker, you may bypass these images and submit a video, although stills are welcome.

The Starry Night Exposure Program is the first program just for artists that offers both professional career training for emerging artists and the real-world experience of showing at a prestigious art fair. Starry Night’s mission is to support and nurture artists and their careers while demystifying success in the art world. Beyond the programs that Starry Night offers for artists, we have a unique organizational model invented by the Executive Director, Monika Proffitt. It is an innovative hybrid of business and not-for-profit models that Monika calls an “arts related social business.”

For more information, contact exposure@starrynightretreat.com.

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Open Call to Artists for Griffin Gallery and QEST Collaborative Exhibition

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) and Griffin Gallery are delighted to announce a collaborative exhibition opening as part of London Craft Week, 6 – 10 May 2015.

Inspired by the core programme of this year’s London Craft Week, ‘London’s Hidden Craft’, the exhibition will feature scholars from QEST and fine artists in dialogue with each other. Craftspersons and artists selected from the Open Call will be paired together by a judging panel that includes Becca Pelly-Fry, Director of Griffin Gallery, Steve McLeod photographer and Director of Metro Imaging, and Julia Robinson, of QEST and other QEST Team members. The spirit of the exhibition lies in the desire to demonstrate the contemporary nature of craft, and the craft involved in contemporary art – changing perceptions of both.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 11/17/2014.

Applicants for this exhibition must be interested in the role that craft plays in contemporary art today and in working collaboratively with a QEST scholar. This collaboration can be in the form of making or exhibiting work that responds to each other and/or creating a new piece of work together.

Interested artists should submit the following to info@griffingallery.co.uk, with the subject line ‘Griffin/QEST Exhibition’:

  1. A copy of your current CV.
  2. Up to 4 images of your work, no image to exceed 1MB in size. The images must be JPEGs, titled in the following format: YourName_Title of Work_Dimensions. All dimensions should be in cm.
  3. A brief statement, no more than 200 words, of the role that craft plays in your practice.
  4. An indication of the type(s) of craft that would be of most interest to you in terms of collaboration, skills exchange and dialogue.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm, Monday, 17 November 2014. No submissions sent after that time can be considered for inclusion.

Work made in collaboration with the QEST scholars must be ready for installation by 1 May 2015 and available for exhibition for the entirety of London Craft Week. All work in the exhibition may be for sale, at the discretion of the maker.

For more information, contact info@griffingallery.co.uk.

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Fellowship Residency in Italy Call for Artists

La Macina di San Cresci offers two residency fellowships to artists for one month. The Fellowship recipients will receive a € 500 stipend, private room, studio space. La Macina di San Cresci Artist’s Residency is organizing a collection of funds on the website GoFundMe in order to offer artists the opportunity to spend one month in residency at La Macina di San Cresci in Greve in Chianti, located in the famously beautiful region of Tuscany in Italy.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 12/31/2014.

We have already reached two Fellowship! This means that we are able to support two young artists, offering them the time and space to make and refine their art and create amazing art works.

Artists must propose a project, which they will pursue during their time as a resident artist at La Macina. (Project particulars and themes are left to the discretion of the artist.)

For more information, contact info@chianticom.com.

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Call for Artists

OAC Gallery is an online art gallery that sells curated work priced under $2000. We are currently accepting submissions from established, U.S. artists. All work is reviewed and selected by our curator team and the application includes a $10 fee.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 5/31/2015.

Currently we only represent about 30+ artists from around the U.S., we are small and selective for the online space and heavily promote the site.

For more information, contact info@oacgallery.com.

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Mad Hatter Arts Festival Call for Artists

Mad Hatter Arts Festival – Nov. 15 & 16th in Coconut Grove Florida. Art and music festival, accepting artists working in all mediums. Tent artist are setup inside The Barnacle Historic State Park on the lawn overlooking Biscayne Bay, and table artists are setup along the sidewalks of the commercial area of Coconut Grove.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 10/20/2014. (Extended to 11/1/2014)

This is a well loved fun whimsical 2 day art & music event.

For more information, contact director@madhatterartsfestival.com.

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Call for Art for EPIC Exhibition

Historically the epic poem, specifically Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey served as source material for some of the earliest themes in artwork. Concepts of the heroic and mythological have since continued to pervade artistic production, up until the present day.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 10/16/2014.

For the upcoming exhibition entitled “EPIC” Unbound Visual Arts seeks artworks which will focus on contemporary artists’ engagement with these themes. Whether it is through personal history, connection to the mythology of a place, or an association with the greater notion of the hero, Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) hopes to find works that will cohere into an exhibition that showcases how such EPIC themes continue to be fruitful and relevant subject areas for artists today.

Such artworks may include artworks that deal with narrative (personal, historical or mythological); societal or personal heroes (human, animal or otherwise); myths in general (such as the myth of the artist); artworks that address topics outside of these parameters will also be considered.

Unbound only dos curated theme-based exhibitions and it does the most of any gallery, art center and art association in Greater Boston. Further, all exhibitions are on-line and remain archived.

Unbound Visual Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation based in Allston-Brighton and serving the Boston area. It was incorporated in late 2012 to enliven the creative economy in contemporary fine art for artists and art supporters through curated exhibitions, education and sharing. To date, Unbound has organized over 48 solo and group theme-based curated exhibitions at nine different venues in the area.

For more information, contact info@UnboundVisualArts.org.

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