Friends of Black Rock-High Rock are pleased to announce the call for artists for their Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017.
Deadline: 31 Mar 2017
The residency celebrates one of Northern Nevada’s icons, the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. This project is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management in partnership with Friends of Black Rock-High Rock.
The artist-in-residence program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Conservation Lands. The program provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of preserving public lands. It will engage and inform an audience through public programs by participants and provide time for artists to pursue their work.
The Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 is open to artists working in any field who are over 18 years of age and United States residents and meet the application criteria. Selected artists will schedule residencies for two weeks in May or June 2017. They will be required to create at least one piece of artwork inspired by the Black Rock Desert NCA.
Application proposals should reflect the artist’s unique perspective of cultural and natural resources. Winning proposals will promote public appreciation of the landscape, raise awareness of its unique and fragile nature, and inspire conduct that helps to preserve its resources. A panel of jurors will judge the applicant pool. Selected applicants will be notified no later than April 21.
Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 artist benefits
Artwork will be featured in an exhibition in the summer or fall of 2017. Artists will receive a $350 stipend from Friends of Black Rock-High Rock for developing their work. One work of art, produced as part of the artist-in-residence programs across BLM, will be selected for wider distribution. Artists will also have an intimate experience with the landscape and have time dedicated to working on their craft without distractions or interruptions. The remoteness of the area allows for artists to disconnect for hours or days if they desire.
About Friends of Black Rock-High Rock
Friends of Black Rock-High Rock is in remote Gerlach, Nevada. They are on the edge of the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. The 1.2 million acre National Conservation Area is home to a unique landscape full of natural, cultural, historical, and ecological wonders.
Friends of Black Rock-High Rock stewards this landscape to preserve, protect, educate, and inspire the diverse users groups that visit the area. The multi-faceted organization has a depth and breadth of knowledge of the area. Programs are as unique and varied as the landscape. They are able to provide artists with a close and intimate relationship with the landscape.
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Beauty Art Gallery announces a call for artists, 18 years old and above, to submit artwork to the Art of Music juried exhibition.
Most of us love music, musicians, musical themes, instruments, social experiences of music and so forth. What happens when visual artists depict how music feels or what it means to them? Can your art express the nuances of music? Humankind has a long history of artistic expression. Archaeologists trace these activities to the Paleolithic era with cave paintings and bone flutes dating to about 38,000 BCE. That is a long history and perhaps explains our compulsion to create and admire these forms. The Art of Music exhibition seeks the visual expression of actions, feelings, and moods inspired by music, lyrics, and musical performances.
Entry Fee is $30 for 2 pieces. A third piece may be entered for additional $10. Exhibition juror is Nathan Durnin.
Awards of cash, merchandise, and publicity have a cumulative cash value of more than $1,000. Each award also includes a merit certificate.
- First Award is $250
- Second Award is $150 each
- 3rd Award is $75
- Juror’s Award for Excellence is $100
- People’s Choice Award is $50
- Delaware County Symphony 2017-2018 Season Theme Image Award
- Honorable Mentions: $50 gift certificate
One work will be selected by DCS’ Brochure Committee for use (via digital format) in a year-long promotion for DCS’ next season. The work and artist will be recognized in a press release and photo, on the website, and in brochures. The artist will also receive a pair of tickets to the season.
About Beauty Art Gallery
At Beauty Art Gallery in Newtown Square, PA, you will find an evolving array of contemporary artist paintings, wall art, and unique gifts. The gallery represents more than 90 artists, fine craftsmen, designers, and small manufacturers of beautiful, funky, and artful things. Month to month, you will find the works of many contemporary artists featured in creative combinations with striking décor, vintage, and up-cycled furnishings. They mount three to four exhibitions annually. Many of the artists specialize in abstract oil paintings or expressionistic works. The gallery has found cityscapes of Philadelphia, modern seascapes, and rural landscapes to be popular among their clients. The juried exhibitions bring in a variety of subjects and styles including primitive and outsider art, works on paper, mixed media, and traditional works. Beyond contemporary artist paintings, they offer art glass, ceramics, sculpture, fabric art, and handmade jewelry.
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Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming 2017 national juried fine art exhibition, Colors of the Night at Mills Pond Gallery.
Deadline: 30 Jun 2017
Exhibition Dates: August 19 -Sept. 30
Juror/Judge Tim Newton. This exhibition/competition will encompass all varieties of nocturnal art including twilight/dusk, dawn, urban, interiors, landscapes, and figures. No subject is off limits. Judging will be based on originality/creativity, good design, and skillful execution within your medium. Open to USA artists age 18 or older. All media considered except photography and computer generated art. Entry fee $45 for up to three images.
Colors Of The Night awards:
- $1,000 Best of Show
- $500 Second Place
- $250 Third Place.
Selected artists will have their work posted on the Smithtown Township Arts Council website and in the gallery. The exhibition will be widely marketed on Long Island and in NY press.
About Smithtown Township Arts Council
Smithtown Township Arts Council is a 501 c 3 non profit organization. Proceeds from entry fees are invested back into local communities to present art exhibits, teach art classes, and present art programs. The gallery is in a historic building which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Smithtown Township Arts Council exists to integrate the arts into the fabric of everyday life on Long Island. A fundamental goal of this organization is to show how the arts inspire, educate, cause positive change, and generally improve the quality of life for the residents of the communities we serve.
Adding an important dimension to our lives, the arts make us unique, record our lives, provide forum for debate, improve education, create community engagement, and encourage multicultural expression. The Historic Mills Pond House provides a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public’s daily lives and civic responsibilities. The Arts Council offers programs for families and children that invite active and collaborative learning through the arts. They engage participants in arts experiences that connect them to the performers and creative minds who enrich their lives.
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Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for BWAC Black and White 2017. This national juried art show in NYC runs July 29 – Aug 20, 2017.
Deadline: 31 May 2017
We bathe in the beauty of color and spin thousands of words describing the experience that the cone cells transmit to our brain. In reality, they are not nearly as numerous as our rods, the cells that register light and dark, the black and white of our experience. Our rods are less articulated in language. Fewer words are generated to describe that experience. Black and white is primal, the underneath, the foundation, of the opulence of color. It is where we register motion and, when the cones do not have sufficient light, our rods optimize our survival in the night woods. Black and White intends to explore this underground of survival and few words.
This call for submissions is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2-D and 3-D media including film/video when part of an installation. BWAC will use 8,000 square feet for this show.
Juror: Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator for Nineteenth-Century European Painting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
BWAC Black and White 2017 cash awards:
- Best of show gold: $1000
- Best of show silver: $500
- Peoples’ choice: $250
- Curators’ choice: $250
- Certificate of recognition: $1000 ($100 each for ten winners.)
25% commission on exhibition sales.
Artists accepted into BWAC Black and White 2017 can also send one additional work that will be exhibited in our Affordable Art area. All works must be smaller than 12” x 16” (including frame, if framed). Works must be priced for sale at $500 or under.
About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is a truly unique gallery. It is a 25,000 square foot Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space affords the opportunity to exhibit large work. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. OThe gallery has over 18,000 annual visitors.
Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC is Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization. They have been exhibiting the artwork of local Brooklyn artists for almost 40 years. BWAC has two synergistic missions: assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.
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Halcyon announces a call for artists for the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship, a nine-month program established to provide emerging artists with time and space to explore new ideas and ambitious projects in an environment of independent learning, study, and collaboration.
Deadline: 4 May 2017
The Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship is designed to provide support and resources to emerging artists who desire to develop projects (at any stage) that promote meaningful social impact. It is for those who wish to follow the path of leadership in the field of socially-engaged art. Halcyon accepts six national or international fellows and two DC-resident fellows in each year of the program.
Fellowship dates: October 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.
Fellows accepted into the Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship will have access to the following:
- Dedicated studio to concentrate on independent learning and creative practice
- Competitive financial scholarship to support living and material costs
- Nine months of offsite residential accommodation (eligible for non-DC residents only)
- Curriculum of classes that provides skills training in negotiating, marketing, and fundraising
- Mentorship and critique from an experienced arts professional in the Fellow’s field
- Workshops and lectures with a broad content of art topics in the public realm from urban planning and policy to design thinking and social justice
- Mentorship with DC high school students to provide guidance, instruction, and inspiration to the next generation
- Opportunities to collaborate with fellow artists, social entrepreneurs, and our program partner organizations in Washington, DC.
Halcyon seeks and celebrates creativity in all forms. They galvanize creative individuals aspiring to promote social good. They bring together diverse groups of change-makers in art and social enterprise and provide a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight. Halcyon offers an ecosystem of advocacy that encourages socially engaged creatives to freely experiment, sometimes fail, learn, and advance their talents and visions. In doing so, they foster new pathways to knowledge and resources and help innovators transform their inspiration into impact.
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The Inn at Honey Run is partnering with the Greater Columbus Arts Council to select up to three central Ohio artists to create outdoor installations for the Holmes County Open Air Art Museum.
Deadline: 30 Apr 2017
The Inn at Honey Run team is encouraging any artists in Franklin County and surrounding counties who are sculptors, designers, photographers, and imaginative thinkers to submit their ideas. The Open Air Art Museum is set on 56 acres of majestic landscape with lush forest and rolling hillsides on the Inn at Honey Run property. It showcases original works from local and regional artists of various backgrounds, mediums, and disciplines.
The applications will be reviewed by a panel from the Inn at Honey Run and the Arts Council. The panel will make its final selections by May 31.
Open Air Art Museum artist benefits
The Inn at Honey Run has allotted a budget of up to $30,000 for one to three artists.
In addition to financial compensation, past artists of the Open Air Art Museum have stated their time at The Inn creating installations as “life changing” due to the:
- uniqueness of being able to bring art to life among nature,
- escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life while being surrounded by art and nature, and
- opportunity to encounter diverse guests of varying backgrounds who stay at The Inn at Honey Run every day.
Additionally, the Open Air Art Museum is the region’s only one of it’s kind. It is relatively new (grand opening in September 2015). Artists participating at this stage are a part of an extremely unique venture that will grow vastly in the coming years. They will be in the company of up and coming regional artists.
About the Inn at Honey Run
The Inn at Honey Run is an independently-owned boutique resort in Northeast Ohio. It provides luxury accommodations and fine dining to diverse guests from all over the country who have traveled the world.
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State Public Policy Group (SPPG) announces a call for artists for ArtFest Midwest 2017, Iowa’s largest fine art show. It is an indoor event (with a few outdoor spaces) held in the rain-free, air-conditioned Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa.
Deadline: 24 Mar 2017
This will be the 15th year for Artfest Midwest. The show was started as a venue for primarily Iowa and Midwest artists to show and sell their work. Approximately 250 artists will be participating in this event. It is an affordable alternative to the downtown Des Moines show, held on the same weekend. ArtFest Midwest 2017 will offer free shuttle bus service to downtown. Parking and admission to the show are free for the estimated 30,000 patrons.
Application fee is $30. Booth fee is $340-$600.
Event promotion is under new management with new faces and innovative ideas to ensure a successful event. There will be cash prizes for the best art in each category and an overall Best in Show award. In addition to radio, television, newspaper, and digital advertising, Artfest Midwest will be promoted through a robust social media network on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About State Public Policy Group
State Public Policy Group‘s (SPPG) roots are in their longstanding focus: working hard on a practical level to manage change and promote public policy serving the interests in the well-being of the people. They are an issue-based consulting company, which means they take a non-partisan approach to solutions which understands politics.
SPPG believes people affected by public policy should be actively engaged in shaping those laws and rules all along the way. They get people involved. The public policy, the organizational, topic, or client does not matter. SPPG’s staff has figured out issues from homelessness to homeland security.
SPPG helps each of our clients set their own goals. They craft a path forward and provide the services necessary to get there. They conduct community engagement, manage public policy development, and create a new initiatives. It can be a years-long process to implement a new issue-based initiative or it can be an evening’s Board retreat session. Like all organizations, SPPG has grown and evolved with changing times. Based in Iowa, advantages are found in Iowa’s diverse economy and political spotlight.
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The 2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program at Fort McMurray is requesting proposals for this year’s mural at Timberlea Community Park.
Deadline: 27 Apr 2017
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) intends to commission an artist/artist team to design and install murals on four storage sheds in Timberlea Community Park. The murals will cover the entire exterior of each shed.
The artwork must adhere to the following design parameters:
- Installation process does not pose a risk of injury to the public
- Finished with a graffiti resistant coating (provided by the artist/artist team)
- Appeal to a wide, culturally diverse audience and be suitable for all ages
- Located in the public realm, therefore subject matter must be considered
As part of an ongoing effort to promote and cultivate local art and artists, the artist/artist team commissioned to install the Timberlea Community Park murals will be expected to host two community workshops during the installation process. The parameters of the workshops include the following, but are not limited to:
- Provide a hands-on, on-site workshop specifically for local teens
- Host an on-site hands-on workshop for the general public
- Cost to facilitate the the workshops (plus any promotion) will be covered by the RMWB
2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program artist benefits
The budget for the project is $30,000.00 CAD, all inclusive. The budget includes all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to, artist design fee, travel/accommodations, meals for the artist/artist team, materials, equipment costs, transportation, and installation.
2017 Graffiti Abatement Mural Program artists/artist teams will also have the opportunity to work with (and mentor) local youth while creating a significant contribution to the local art collection within the region. If so inclined, artists may establish relationships with other artists and arts organization in Fort McMurray. Fort McMurray is a close-knit community with a small-town feel.
About the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Wood Buffalo is a large, scenic region in Northeast Alberta. The region stretches from north central Alberta east to the borders of Saskatchewan and up north to the border of the Northwest Territories. It covers 10% of the province, spanning almost 70,000 square kilometers. It has extensive natural resources and is filled with natural beauty including beautiful clear waters and expansive forests.
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is one of Canada’s youngest and most dynamic communities. It is one of the largest municipalities in North America. Fort McMurray is the urban service center for the area. Smaller communities within the region include Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort Mackay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, and Saprae Creek.
Approximately 5,000 years ago, the region was inhabited by two distinct First Nation people including the Chipewyan and the Cree. In 1778, a fur trader named Peter Pond traveled to the region and it became known for its abundance of good quality furs. This led to other explorers visiting the region and to the discovery of bitumen, a natural resource that, when refined, can be converted into petrol. The discovery of these large deposits of bitumen, commonly known as the oil sands, led to rapid growth and development. In the last century, the population has grown from a sparsely populated area to over one hundred thousand people.
Wood Buffalo boasts a rich and diverse culture. It is home to a population with a variety of ethnic backgrounds and cultural beliefs. The arts and culture scene, including live theatre, historical centres, cultural societies, and visual arts, continues to grow within the region. Outdoor festivals and local art shows are commonplace year-round. In support of the increasing interest in Wood Buffalo’s arts scene, the Municipality recently approved a Public Art Policy.
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The Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA), in cooperation with several private property owners, are seeking artists to participate in the 2017 downtown mural project.
Deadline: 31 Mar 2017
The Downtown Mural Project committee has identified two locations for murals this summer:
- West side of the Graffiti Records building (403 N Front Street, Elk Street side), and
- Anderson Warehouse located at the intersection of 2nd and F Streets, across from Broadway Burger Station.
The process for application this year includes a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from interested artists. From the submitted 2017 Downtown Mural Project RFQs, the committee will select three artists for each project site to develop proposals. Artists will be compensated $150 each for concept development. The committee will select one artists (or team) for each project site from the concepts presented.
A stipend of $7,000 is available for the Anderson warehouse. An additional $2,500 is available if the west end of the building is incorporated. A stipend of $2,500 is available for the Graffiti building.
About Rock Springs Main Street
Rock Springs Main Street is responsible for Downtown redevelopment. Part of which is the addition of public art in the downtown area. Last fall, a Kickstarter program was utilized to raise funds for murals. It surpassed the goal of $7,500 by raising nearly $20,000. The community support for more art and murals in our community has been overwhelming. There is a huge sense of excitement about the program within our community.
The Rock Springs Main Street/URA is charged with the redevelopment of Downtown Rock Springs. As part of their mission, there are four standing committees – Economic Restructuring, Organization, Promotions, and Design.
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The 23rd Annual Arts in Ada Festival 2017 is now accepting applications for this year’s juried art exhibition. The festival is on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Deadline: 1 May 2017
Over 90 artists and artisans will display and sell their fine art and crafts on the beautiful tree-lined Bronson Street in Ada, MI. All visual art mediums will be considered, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mosaics, mixed media, and fine crafts. Pamela Alderman, artist and storyteller, will join members from the Ada Arts Council as a special guest Juror. Together they will award the top three fine art artists and the top craftsperson during the Arts in Ada Festival 2017 celebration.
$1,200 in cash prizes:
- 1st place fine art: $500
- 2nd place fine art: $300
- 3rd place fine art: $150
- Best in show, fine craft: $250
About the Ada Arts Council
The Ada Arts Council was established in 1992 by an enlightened group of thirteen members of the Ada community. They included artists, business owners, and public officials who shared a common interest, “to encourage participation in and the appreciation of the arts by the residents of Ada, Michigan and its environs.”
To that end, the Council has engaged in a number of activities over the years. The most visible of these is the annual Arts in Ada Festival, held annually in May in Ada Village on Bronson St. Over 50 artists display and sell their work in a wide variety of media. An outdoor stage features live music and dance performances.
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