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Newton Free Library Exhibitions (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

Newton Free Library Exhibitions (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists. They mount twenty-three exhibits per year in their two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, these galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons.

A jury of professional artists meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. Proposals are currently being accepted for April – December 2022 exhibit slots.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 10 Dec 2021

Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England regional artists. Unable to offer shows for free-standing sculptural pieces.

Given that free gallery space is difficult to come by in Newton, it is a boon for artists that, if selected, they show here fee-free. No commission for work sold. Many artists have success in selling their work. Library patrons are tuned keenly into the gallery spaces – visiting and spending time appreciating the works shown. The library does an extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. They have a robust social media presence.

“I’ve had the privilege and honor of showing my work at the Newton Free Library four times in the past 10 years. Because of its exceptionally high patronage, sales have always been robust in this free exhibit space. Great care is taken in the organizing of these shows and the library provides an excellent Walker hanging system making installation a breeze.

As an award winning, gallery represented, Copley Master artist, this is one of my favorite venues in terms of sales, exposure, and enthusiasm of the visiting patrons. I highly recommend this venue for any visual artist.” – Barney Levitt, Fine Art Painter

About Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, MA, a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many residents are highly educated including more than one Nobel Prize winner. Most are very tuned into the shows in the galleries and eagerly await them each month.

The highly visible galleries are located just off the main entrance door. Visitors walk by them as they come into the building. Competition for shows is quite keen. Many award-winning artists have been featured.

For more information, contact artapplication@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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All Figurative / Portrait (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Figurative / Portrait (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Figurative / Portrait art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from September 8th to October 5th, 2021.

 

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Deadline: 5 Sept 2021

All Figurative / Portrait Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars.

Results posted: September 20th, 2021. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the annual anthology publication, and event collateral.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered.  What counts is you were able to show your art to the world.  Thank you” -Lora

“Always very professional.”  -Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 15-to-20-minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30-minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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Innovate Grants Summer 2021 Cycle ($550 Awards) – Call For Artists

Innovate Grants Summer 2021 Cycle ($550 Awards) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for the Innovate Grants Summer 2021 Cycle, awarding (2) $550.00 to one visual artist and one photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on the Innovate Grant website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.

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Deadline: 16 Sept 2021

Visual artists and photographers 18 years and older, from all around the world, are eligible to apply for the Innovate Grants Summer 2021 Cycle. All media and genres are accepted. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit.

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. They simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and the application reflects that.

“I have immense gratitude for the Innovate Grant and the way it will allow me to continue expanding on my current and future series of paintings. This funding will help provide for those needs and will be integral to pushing my practice forward. ”
— Taylor O. Thomas

“I am in the process of making a small publication about the trees and ecology of Southern California. It will be quite an undertaking for me and the grant will go towards the creation of the publication. For which I am incredibly grateful.”
— Christine Atkinson

“I am truly grateful for this grant! It’s rare as an artist to receive this kind of unrestricted funding that so directly supports your practice. This grant will contribute to material costs and the production of my next body of works.”
— Lynnea Holland Weiss

“The Innovate Grant will assist me in hiring help to create a series of molds for my next sculpture. In a time where things are particularly tight, I am grateful more than ever for this support.”
— Kylie Lockwood

“The Innovate Grant helps to continue my research and expand my practice and I am profoundly grateful for that. I am constantly seeking out new ways of working and incorporating new materials into my practice and will make great use of this support.”
— Bianca Barandun

“Being rewarded with this grant would inspire the continuity of my art practice. The funds would aid with the cost of art materials as well as inspire new projects and collaborations.”
— Yannick Lowery

“Receiving this grant will allow me to carry on with my project, which I had to pause in 2020, and start 2021 with more positivity. It makes me so happy knowing that there are people out there who believe in what I do and want to support my practice. Thank you so much Innovate Grant.”
— Giulia Parlato

“I’m excited to use the grant for darkroom supplies and for experimenting with new sculptural materials. I’m really grateful for Innovate Grant’s support.”
— Sydney M. King

“Innovate Grant will support me to further my practice while there is little to no opportunity out there for emerging painters.”
— Parham Ghalamdar

About Innovate Grant

Innovate Grant supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. They believe that new ideas come from sparks of inspiration and aim to provide just that, access to small and mighty bursts of financial support so that you can focus on making your important and innovative work.

Innovate Grant was created out of the frustration of applying to grants with time-consuming requirements. These lengthy applications took valuable time and energy away from making new work. Countless hours were sacrificed in either writing artist statements, crafting project proposals, or getting letters of recommendation. Time is one of the most valuable components to fostering creativity and innovation. Their aim is to provide the time you need to be fully immersed in your ideas and in creating your work. Keeping the grant process simple enables Innovate Grant to continue to support you on your important journey of creation, inspiration, and innovation.

For more information, contact email@innovateartistgrants.org.

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Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Embracing Our Differences announces a call for artists for their outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists and writers.

The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit will be displayed at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota from January 19 – April 10, 2022.

 

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Deadline: 6 Oct 2021

The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. The Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

Artists’ works will be displayed for three months. Bayfront park has a substantial audience. In 2021, 254,280 people visited the exhibition—bringing the total amount of visitors to more than 3.55 million since 2004.

About Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarasota, Florida, that uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family. It accomplishes this through an annual, large-scale, juried art exhibition as well as a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs, and resources designed for teachers and students. Their mission is “Through the transformative power of the arts, we educate and inspire to create a better world.” Their vision is “A world that embraces diversity, respects differences, and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.”

For more information, contact info@embracingourdifferences.org.

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2021 Open Call (Longmont, CO) – Call for Artists

2021 Open Call (Longmont, CO) – Call for Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Firehouse Art Center announces a call for artists for their 2021 Open Call.

Preference is given to submissions that are culturally relevant with a unique perspective and the ability to provide a diverse art experience. Cutting edge contemporary work and multi-disciplinary artists are strongly encouraged. Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals from established and emerging artists in all mediums.

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Deadline: 31 Aug 2021

The 2021 Open Call exhibition committee consists of artists, art administrators, business professionals, curators, and art collectors.

About Firehouse Art Center

The Firehouse Art Center is Longmont’s leading contemporary art center featuring national, regional, and local artists. Their beautiful National Historic Landmark building features two exhibitions spaces and over 1,000 square feet of space. They focus on accessible contemporary art that engages curiosity and conversation. Admission to the Firehouse is free and serves over 10,000 visitors each year.

The Center was voted the Best Art Gallery in East Boulder County for 7 years in a row and the Times Call Readers Choice for Best Art Gallery 6 years in a row. Exhibits are regularly featured in local and regional news outlets including Boulder Weekly, Denver Westword, the Daily Times-Call, the Boulder Daily Camera, and the Longmont Leader.

The mission of the Firehouse Art Center is to inspire cultural awareness and human connection by providing life enhancing experiences through art exhibitions, art education, and cultural events. The Center is the leading contemporary art space in downtown Longmont, Colorado. As a cornerstone of the Creative District, they exhibit thought provoking work in all mediums including installation, film, and performance art.

For more information, contact info@firehouseart.org.

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Botanical Art And Illustration (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Botanical Art And Illustration (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for Botanical Art and Illustration, an online and gallery exhibition. For this artist opportunity, the gallery is seeking works that explore plants. Any works that show flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, and succulents. All local, national, and international artists; professional and amateur; and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.

Works may include acrylic, airbrush, assemblage, charcoal, color pencil, collage, digital art, drawings, encaustic, fiber art, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, painting, pastel, photography (traditional and digital), printmaking, and watercolor.

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Deadline: 7 Nov 2021

  • $35 for up to 3 images
  • Exhibition: December 2 – 31, 2021
  • Commission: 65% Artist

All artists who submit to Botanical Art and Illustration will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on the Las Laguna Gallery website and to their client list. A select number of artists will be selected to send their work to the gallery for the in-person exhibition at their brick and mortar gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

About Las Laguna Gallery

Since 2013, Las Laguna Gallery has held open calls for art, calls for entry, and calls for art opportunities for artists to promote and sell their art in a gallery.

Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally, and internationally; through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and there is live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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PleinAir Salon $33,000 August Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon $33,000 August Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Streamline Publishing with PleinAir Magazine announce a call for artists for The PleinAir Salon $33,000 August Art Competition, a monthly online competition consisting of 18 categories.

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Deadline: 31 Aug 2021

This is a completely online competition. There is no mailing your artwork for an exhibition. You are able to submit paintings whether they have won another competition or not.

PleinAir awards $33,000 each year for this competition.

  • The Annual Grand Prize winner receives $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble.
  • PleinAir awards an additional $6,500 to the annual winners as well as $1,100 monthly to the top three winners and a People’s Choice Award for each competition.
  • Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media.
  • Each of the 22 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention and Expo.

About PleinAir

The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 11 years. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 11 monthly cycles, leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. It is PleinAir’s belief that cash prizes provide further inspiration and an avenue for artists to thrive and create new work by helping alleviate financial pressure.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com.

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Threads That Bind (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Threads That Bind (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Threads That Bind: When The Fabric Of Social Culture Unravels. This national juried show is for artists working in traditional and/or contemporary approaches to fiber. Submissions must use fiber materials and/or processes (weaving, knitting, spinning, rug-making, embroidery, crochet, braiding, beading, needlepoint, cross-stitch, dyeing, sewing) as a primary component of the work. The final form of submitted artwork may be a sculpture, photograph, performance or video, or wearable or decorative art or fashion, as well as an embroidered, woven, crocheted, or dyed or knitted wall-hung or free-standing piece. Large-scale work up to 96″ in any direction is welcome.

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Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

Questions to ask yourself about your work when making a submission:

  • How have you embraced fiber processes during our sustained period of forced social isolation?
  • Does fiber making provide comfort, or do you use fiber processes to push against the boundaries of social constraints and/or civil and social unrest?
  • What does fiber making in the 21st century mean to you, and why do you choose these processes and materials instead of or in addition to more “traditional” art-making media?

In addition to images of up to 3 artworks, please write 1-3 sentences answering one of the above 3 questions.

BWAC promotes emerging artists. Threads That Bind will highlight fiber artists who have not been able to show their work, especially due to the Covid pandemic. Shows are free, open to the public, and well-attended. BWAC offers participating artists the opportunity to show their work through their online Artsy gallery and BWAC website platforms. Any artist can make arrangements to host an artist talk, invite friends and colleagues to the space, and take advantage of all the networking opportunities with BWAC.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.

For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

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Exceptional Abstractions Exhibition (Mission Viejo, CA) – Call For Artists

Exceptional Abstractions Exhibition (Mission Viejo, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Mona Niko Gallery announces a call for artists for Exceptional Abstraction, an exhibition open to any abstract work including small sculptures.  Open to all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur.

Multiple art mediums are encouraged and will be considered in this call for art including acrylic, airbrush, charcoal, color pencil, computer art, digital art, digital photography, drawings, ceramics encaustic, fiber arts, graphite, illustration, mixed media, oil, pastel, pen and ink, photo assemblage, printmaking, sculpture, traditional photography, video, and watercolor.

 

Click here for the application / registration 

Deadline: 7 Nov 2021

Entry Fee: $35 for up to 3 images

  • Artist Notification: November 13, 2021
  • Art Delivery: November 18 to November 24, 2021
  • Opening Reception: Saturday December 4, 2021 3PM to 6PM
  • Exhibition Runs: December 4 to December 31, 2021

Exceptional Abstraction Awards

  • First place $250
  • Second Place $150
  • Third place $100

Artist/Gallery Commission: 60% Artist, 40% Gallery

About Mona Niko Gallery

Mona Niko Gallery is an exceptional contemporary and fine art gallery located in Mission Viejo, California. They showcase many regional and artists from around the globe. Recognized as a premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Orange County, California; Mona Niko Gallery is aspires to the pursuit of professional excellence and freedom of expression in the visual arts culture.

The gallery’s goal is to feature and promote emerging and mid-level artists working in a wide variety of mediums. Works in the gallery include paintings, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. They promote their works to an extensive client list around the globe and are always seeking new and different shows for their art audience. Mona Niko Gallery affords emerging and guest artists a opportunity to develop and explore ideas in an atmosphere that supports risk taking and experimentation without the presence of censorship.

The gallery offers one of a kind exhibitions that are often themed. In addition to monthly art exhibitions, they have held fundraisers, musical events, poetry readings, auctions, and fashion shows. The gallery has been featured in several dozen publications and recognized by the Mayor of Mission Viejo, California.

Mona Niko is prolific in creating and showcasing her art. She has organized 6 solo art exhibitions and has participated in 20 group exhibitions in the Middle East and the United States. She has hosted exhibits in the Art Museum of Santa Ana, the Art Expo of New York, and the Art Fair of Laguna Beach.

For more information, contact monanikogallery@gmail.com.

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Pearland Art & Crafts On The Pavilion (Texas) – Call For Artists

Pearland Art & Crafts On The Pavilion (Texas) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau announces a call for artists for the Pearland Art & Crafts On The Pavilion juried art show. The two-day, juried event will be held on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion, 11200 Broadway Street, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event returns after a successful 2019 turnout. It highlights handcrafted artisan pieces from across the Lone Star State. In addition to shopping for unique gifts and decor, visitors will enjoy live music, food trucks, and a kid’s interactive station. Located at the intersection of Highway 288 and Broadway/FM 518, the Pearland Town Center is the perfect backdrop for a mix of artists and entertainment.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

Artists should expect anywhere from 2,500 to 3,000 guests, between the two days of the juried event. They will look to browse and purchase original artwork from a variety of mediums. The Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau hopes to see guests from across the state, and even from neighboring states, at this event. They hope that the Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion audience brings awareness to the city of Pearland, arts community of Texas, and to specific artists chosen to participate as vendors.

About the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Convention & Visitors Bureau in Pearland is a division within the City Of Pearland, City Manager’s Office. The role of the Convention & Visitors Bureau is to promote and coordinate tourist related activity within the City of Pearland. The Bureau works with tourist related organizations within the City to coordinate marketing, advertising, promotion, and programming, as well as with State and regional organizations which are responsible for the promotion of the region. Tourism plays a significant role in the economic impact of the City of Pearland, and they are passionate about making the arts a reason that people travel to visit their community.

For more information, contact rburns@pearlandtx.gov.

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