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Visual Art Open Prize 2019 – Call For Artists

Visual Art Open Prize 2019 – Call For Artists

Announcing a call for artists for the Visual Art Open Prize 2019.  The primary goal of the awards is to reveal and promote artists who have yet to establish their profile in the contemporary art world. There are six categories: painting/mixed media/printmaking, illustration/drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, and young artists (under 24).

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Deadline: 12 Dec 2018

£15.00 per submission. £10.00 for entrants under 24 years old.

Artists who apply on or before December 12th 2018 will receive guaranteed social media coverage across the Visual Art Open’s channels, a feature in our newsletter, and feedback on entries from our expert panel of judges.

The overall winner of the Visual Art Open Prize 2019 will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000 to support the production of new works, commercial mentoring package, an exclusive solo show, and an exhibition at Chester Art Fair 2020. £250.00 will be awarded for each winning category.

About the Visual Art Open

The Visual Art Open is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide a platform for artists within the contemporary art world.

For more information, contact info@visualartopen.com.

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33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition – Call For Artists

33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition – Call For Artists

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts announces a call for artists for the 33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition. This nationally recognized juried competition, established by Martin and Doris Rosen, has long served as a point of pride for Appalachian State University and its annual summer arts celebration, An Appalachian Summer Festival. Each year, ten sculptures are selected for installation in outdoor, public settings across the university campus. This year, an 11th sculpture will be chosen by the jurors for display on the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM) campus, just a short distance from the university.

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Deadline: 22 Feb 2019

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is the longest running outdoor sculpture competition east of the Mississippi. Each year, new sculptures are located throughout the Appalachian State University Campus, located in scenic Boone, North Carolina. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the sculptures are enhanced by the striking and dynamic landscape. The exhibition brings artwork to a rural community. The Rosen Sculpture Competition’s longstanding history has fostered an appreciation for dynamic public sculpture. Both the campus and regional community have come to anticipate this annual exhibition and related programming. Each summer, the winners are revealed with an open community sculpture walk and talk organized by the juror.

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition is made possible by the continued generosity and support of the Rosen Family: The Martin and Doris Rosen Giving Fund/Debbie Rosen Davidson and David Rosen/Charles and Nancy Rosenblatt Foundation.

33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition Artist Benefits

All artists whose works are installed will receive a $1,300 honorarium to offset round trip transportation, lodging, and incidental expenses. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the artists. The Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition will cover the material costs of installation and de-installation.

The 33rd Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition will feature three cash prizes. All winners will be designated the Martin and Doris Rosen 33rd Annual Award Winners. The Rosen Award winners are announced at the Annual Sculpture Walk in July, a highlight of the summer festival season. The top three artists will receive the following cash prizes: $3,000 for First Place, $2,000 for Second Place, and $1,000 for Third Place. Awards and Honoraria total $20,300.

The competition offers a sales program, brochure/map, and extensive promotion as a featured exhibition in conjunction with both the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Appalachian Summer Festival as well as permanent archiving on the competition’s website.

About the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University engages visitors from the university, community, nation and beyond in creating unique experiences through dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach, and collection programs. These programs inspire and support a lifelong engagement with the visual arts. They create opportunities for participants to learn more about themselves and the world around them.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts is an engaging and accessible resource. It responds to diverse educational, cultural, and health needs by meeting participants wherever they are in their personal relationship with the visual arts. It provides them with opportunities to access the power of the arts to help learn, grow and heal.

For more information, contact reddingm@appstate.edu.

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Permanent Outdoor Sculpture – Call For Artists

Permanent Outdoor Sculpture – Call For Artists

The City of Penticton and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union are issuing a call out to artists for a permanent outdoor sculpture. The work will be displayed in the heart of downtown Penticton in front of Valley First at 184 Main Street in Penticton, BC. Completed sculptures or proposed designs may be submitted. Proposed designs must include examples of previous work and detailed drawings. Installation on May 3, 2019. The sculpture will become part of the permanent Public Art Inventory of the City of Penticton.

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Deadline: 14 Dec 2018

Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to the site. The City will work with the artist to provide a proper base for the sculpture. The City will create and install signage in consultation with the artist. For international entries, artists must cover their own shipping costs up front and will need to pay for any import fees and customer broker fees.

Permanent Outdoor Sculpture Requirements

The sculpture must be created using durable materials able to withstand 10-15 years in an outdoor environment. Preference will be given to art works that are colourful and of a shape and scale that will enhance the street scape location. Ideally the piece will reflect the attributes of Valley First and the City of Penticton described as:

  • Authentic: Skip the acronyms, jargon, and euphemisms. Ensure a clear message through a modest, authentic, and personable tone.
  • Smart: Smart is always insightful and relevant. It is being resourceful and effective.
  • Honest: Transparent and trustworthy. Like a good friend, honesty builds a stronger relationship.
  • Innovative: Understand the market, listen to everyone, and then try an entirely new creative and progressive approach.
  • Refreshing: The unexpected truth is stimulating. It’s not just what you say but how and where you say it.
  • Diverse: Every individual is unique. Accept and respect others creating a safe and positive environment.
  • Communal: Embrace your neighbours and form collaborative and meaningful relationships. Embrace future generations with excitement and vibrancy.

Permanent Outdoor Sculpture Artist Benefits

The successful artist will be paid $30,000 for their work. Artwork will be displayed in a highly visible public area with a large volume of foot traffic throughout the year. The location of the sculpture is within the popular Saturday Market boundaries. The successful artist will be recognized with their information displayed online and in print through various media including brochures and nameplates. The successful artist will be invited to multiple grand opening events including an artists reception, artists talk, and an unveiling ceremony that will be hosted in conjunction with the launch of the 2019 Penticton Public Sculpture Exhibit.

About the City of Penticton

The City of Penticton is a vibrant, innovative, adventurous waterfront city focused on sustainability, community, and economic opportunity. Penticton is located in the south central region of British Columbia in an area known collectively as the Okanagan Valley. With over 2100 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain annually, the area has a comfortable climate year round.

Penticton is one of two cities in the world situated between two lakes. Beaches and water fun are part of the Summer culture – dive in like a local and get wet. Okanagan and Skaha Beaches feature nearly 15 acres of premium, sandy beach and swimming areas. Along with all of the year-round recreational activities available, agriculture has been an important contributor to Penticton’s livelihood. There are over 80 wineries in the Penticton metropolitan area, 5 craft breweries, and 3 distilleries all within easy distance of the downtown core.

For more information, contact kelsey.johnson@penticton.ca.

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2018 Fall International Online Exhibition – Call For Artists

2018 Fall International Online Exhibition – Call For Artists

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites painters to apply to the 2018 Fall International Online Exhibition, honoring the best in oil and acrylic painting. This is a juried online competition open to artists 18 years of age and older working in oil and acrylic medium. 150 artworks will be accepted into the show and are eligible for awards.

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Deadline: 4 Nov 2018

Artwork must be original two dimensional, completed in the last three (3) years, and not previously accepted in any other NOAPS national exhibit or NOAPS online exhibition. No minimum or maximum size.

2018 Fall International Online Exhibition Artist Benefits

This contest supports the artists through price money, awards certificates, and social media exposure to a Facebook following of close to 8,000 artists and collectors. NOAPS is a non-profit arts organization that has been working to help artists gain recognition for their work for 27 years.

Prizes

  • Best of Show: $1000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $300
  • Best Landscape: $100
  • Best Still Life: $100
  • Best People: $100
  • Best Use of Light and Color: $100
  • Most Innovative: $100
  • Narrative Excellence: $100
  • Ten Non-Monetary: Award of Excellence Certificates
  • Ten Non-Monetary: Merit Award Certificates

The top 150 artists will be given recognition on the NOAPS website with artist name, website link, and image selected for this exhibit.

About The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991. They host four shows a year. Two shows are brick and mortar shows hosted by various prestigious galleries in the United States, known as the “Best of America” shows. Two shows are international online shows including entries from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, China, Russia, India, the Netherlands, and Japan.

In 2013, NOAPS started advertising its “Best of America” exhibitions in National art magazines along with marketing in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. These steps, along with the NOAPS blog and MailChimp email blasts provide information and exposure of artists to collectors internationally.

For more information, contact kolorama@newageart.com.

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Black And White 2018 – Call For Artists

Black And White 2018 – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites you to a special call for entry themed Black And White 2018. Photographers know about the dramatic change in photography that came about when color film was introduced. For both portraits and scenics, hand coloring was no longer necessary. Over time, color images joined black and white as fine art. This call is NYC4PA’s homage to those images where all the emotion, texture, and beauty are expressed in shades of black and white. No matter if your original image was shot with tri x or with a digital SLR, if the end product is a terrific black and white, then it fits the call. Sepia will be accepted.

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Deadline: 11 Nov 2018

There will be fifty winning images for Black And White 2018. The prizes total $3,000. There are a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, fifteen juror’s selections, and twenty honorable mentions. Each of the first twenty-five winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all winners are posted in a gallery on our website and included in an exhibition gallery.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Passion To Perform 2018 – Call For Artists

Passion To Perform 2018 – Call For Artists

Apply for the Yamana Gold Passion to Perform 2018 artist prize. Artists are welcome to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photography as entries.

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Deadline: 31 Dec 2018

Passion to Perform 2018 celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion. It aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

Entry is free. The competition is open to any person practicing art. Each artist can submit up to two entries.  The panel of judges will initially review entries made through the online system. Following this, approximately 35 artists will be short listed. Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging. Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email. January 15, 2019 : Results of initial entry, including short listed notices and instructions on mailing of works are emailed to artists by this date. February 1, 2019: Results of final round of judging and award notice.

Passion To Perform 2018 Artist Benefits

  • 1st place winner – US$6,000
  • 2nd place winner – US$2,500
  • 3rd place winner- $1,500
  • In addition, a fund has been established to acquire additional artworks from the shortlist of finalists which will then become part of the permanent collection

Pieces of art that become part of the permanent Passion To Perform collection may be displayed in Yamana Gold’s offices. The chosen pieces of art work thereby visually communicate a sense of performance and excellence to employees and visitors alike.

About Yamana Gold

Passion to Perform is an initiative of Yamana Gold, a leading gold producer with operations and properties throughout the Americas that integrates a commitment to sustainability and stakeholder engagement best practices in all its business activities. This commitment complements a performance based culture driven by an entrepreneurial passion that is mirrored in the passion and commitment demonstrated by many emerging artists.

For more information, contact artwork@yamana.com.

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Alexander Rutsch Award – Call For Artists

Alexander Rutsch Award – Call For Artists

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 10th biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibition and be categorized as paintings.

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Deadline: 25 Jan 2019

Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor this competition and award honoring the memory and artistic achievement of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916 – 1997). Rutsch actively supported Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years. After his death, friends, family, and supporters established a generous fund to support a biennial, open, juried competition in painting.

Rutsch’s work, as seen through his mastery of various art forms – sculpture, painting, print-making, and drawing – has been described as “vibrating showers of lines, bold geometries, wounded anatomically rambling scrap-wood skeletons, enigmatic totem figures, and congregations of fetishized, domesticated, and recycled rubbish heaps [that] conspire to a fantasy of Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, Fauvism, Cobra, and Primitivism.”

Rutsch’s pieces, as described by Emily Genauer, impart silence and the monumentality of primitive statuary. His sculptures are stylized to abstract construction made of “found” objects, welded and reshaped into bronze figures and animals of uncommon wit, airy grace, and individuality. His portraits are crisp, intense, spare linear characterizations that convey empathy. Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor a competition and award to honor the memory and artistic achievement of Alexander Rutsch.

The Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition program continues Rutsch’s belief that art transcends all of our humanity. Rutsch saw art as “the stone in the water sending ripples throughout the universe.” His extraordinary work, rich in the celebration of life and our shared human experiences, is included in many of public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Alexander Rutsch Award Previous Winners

  • 2017: Sammy Chong
  • 2015: Lindy Chambers
  • 2013: Siobhan McBride
  • 2011: Nina Rizzo
  • 2009: Tracy Miller
  • 2007: Liang Guo
  • 2005: Dorothy Robinson
  • 2003: Mitchell Marco
  • 2001: Frank Trankina

The winner receives a solo exhibition on May 3 – June 22, 2019 and $5,000 cash award. On May 3rd, there will be a well publicized exhibition opening at Pelham Art Center. Over 1500 postcards are mailed out. The audience at the exhibition openings is generally over 100 people from Westchester and NYC.

About Pelham Art Center

Pelham Art Center (PAC) is a non-profit educational and cultural institution committed to providing public access to see, study, and experience the arts; foster lifelong arts appreciation; and strengthen the community. The Art Center was founded in 1970 and serves more than 16,000 people each year.

Pelham Art Center aims to provide art access to everyone. Along with the public programming PAC offers an affordable membership program to individuals, seniors, art educators, and families. Memberships provide further discounts on classes, workshops, and the Artisan Craft Marketplace. Higher levels of membership include invitations to exclusive art access with behind the scenes VIP art experiences. These experiences include a private artist studio tour, curator lead museum tour, viewing a private collection/artist home, and special access to an Art Fair during Armory Week. All events are lead with Executive Director, Charlotte Mouquin.

For more information, contact anki@pelhamartcenter.org.

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Pescatori Di Porte – Call For Artists

Pescatori Di Porte – Call For Artists

The Cultural Association Tambuca announces a call for artists for  Pescatori di Porte. a painting competition designed to decorate the fishermen’s gates behind the new Fish Market in Viareggio, Tuscany. The decorations will be planned for the spring 2019. It is a permanent exhibition in the open air, a gift to the sea and its keepers. The theme is: A portal in the belly of Viareggio.

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Deadline: 15 Feb 2019

The aim of Pescatori Di Porte is redeveloping an area of the port of Viareggio adjacent to the new fish market while promoting contemporary art. The area in question is that of the sheet metal warehouses of the Cittadella dei Pescatori that lead to the port. Specifically, the corrugated metal warehouses overhead doors.

The competition is open to artists  age of 16 and older. The participation of under 18 artists is bound to the authorization of those who exercise parental authority. In particular, the competition is aimed at artistic high schools and fine arts academies of the territory and independent artists.

The jury is composed of 14 members among artists, curators and personalities known in the Tuscan territory. The fundamental criteria for selection will be quality, research, originality, and contemporaneity as well as the creativity of the artwork proposed and consistency with the proposed theme. There will be no limitations of technique or style, as long as it’s a work of painting as faithful as possible to the result of the realization on the sheet metal door. Pictorial work means any use or manual intervention with oil, tempera, acrylic, industrial paint, ink, engraving, graphite, watercolor, or vinyl on any type of substrate. Even if pre-printed, the concept must be reproduced in a faithful way with enamel brush on corrugated metal support. The size of each work must be 50 x 60 cm in horizontal orientation.

Pescatori Di Porte Artist Benefits

For the year 2019, 7 of 35 gates will be decorated. The competition includes the selection of 30 finalist artworks. They will be exhibited in a group exhibition at Villa Paolina, Viareggio (Tuscany). Six winners will have the opportunity to realize their decoration on the doors of the fishermen’s warehouses. The winners will be entitled to one week of free accommodation and published in the catalog.

About Cultural Association Tambuca

The mission of Tambuca is  to enhance art as creative communication. Art is seen and experienced by artists and through a technical and practical value. The goal is to create a center for artistic aggregation, a real school in the manner of old “ateliers”, where you can acquire technical skills through academic courses and discover your soul movements through unconventional and atypical courses, utilizing the exchange, communication, and sharing of projects and revolutions.

It is a place where art is breathed in the air, where it is possible to bring one’s dreams with the certainty of finding fertile ground for their fulfillment, and where an idea can become a common movement and an ideal. Tambuca is a place open to the city and to the global tourists whom arrive in Versilia. The Tambúca Cultural Association promotes historical-artistic heritage, starting from the conception and realization of didactic to tourist routes. The editorial promotes the memory of the territory through its monuments, its past, contemporary artists, and historical places. Tambuca offers cultural events and gatherings, exhibitions, workshops, and artist residencies.

For more information, contact info@tambucaversilia.it.

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Expo 38 – Call For Artists

Expo 38 – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 38, a competition judged by Erica Cooke, Research Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Artists may submit up to six images and/or two videos. All visual fine arts media are acceptable. No crafts.

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Deadline: 28 Nov 2018

Expo 38 Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will participate in a one month exhibition at the b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY in March of 2019. There will be a reception for artists and the public in March. The gallery attempts to include several images by the chosen artist, where possible. They have an online presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and publicize the show to local news media. In addition, a blog post with the artist’s statement and an image appears on their website. They publicize the show with a monthly newsletter and ezine which is sent to their mailing list.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is an artist cooperative and not-for profit 501(c)3 with an enduring community outreach. It has been a presence on Main Street in the heart of Huntington since 1990. b.j. spoke gallery was founded with the belief that a partnership between artist and public is an essential relationship. The gallery provides the opportunity for artists to experience responses to their work and for the public to increase its aesthetic awareness in deciphering of the artist’s intent through contemplation and dialogue.

Sponsorships include:

  • an open call for local non-member artists to display work in our gallery for a nominal fee in our yearly exhibition Harvest of Artists
  • portfolio and career options workshops
  • a competition for local college and graduate students
  • Artist Choice, an annual invitational show where each of our members chooses an outside artist with which to show
  • a workshop open to all, concerning working with art as emotional expression
  • support to the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition

For more information, contact liz.ehrlichman@bjspokegallery.com.

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Pitchcraft – Call For Artists

Pitchcraft – Call For Artists

Pitchcraft, Downtown Frederick’s first-ever placemaking competition, invites creative people to pitch an idea that, if physically implemented in Downtown Frederick, Maryland, will better connect the people and places of our community.

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Deadline: 21 Sept 2018

Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.

Your idea should have a scope that can be implemented for approximately $2,500 and finished by October 2019. The finished product should be something that is safe for all ages, functions mostly unattended, exists within the footprint of Downtown Frederick, and is feasible to implement. Any necessary City approvals will be requested prior to project implementation.

Pitchcraft submissions will be narrowed down by a panel of judges to four finalists. All finalists will pitch their ideas in front of a live audience on Thursday, October 25. Every audience member will vote for their favorite pitch. A winner will be announced that evening. The cost of each ticket goes directly toward funding the winning idea.

The winning pitch will receive $2,500 and professional support to bring their idea to life. In addition to an award of funds, the winning person will receive guidance from Downtown Frederick Partnership and volunteer advisers to help implement their idea.

About Downtown Frederick Partnership

Downtown Frederick Partnership works to enhance, promote, and preserve the vitality and livability of Downtown Frederick, Maryland, a national Main Street community.

The Main Street Program is a preservation-based, downtown revitalization approach. The goal of the Main Street Program is to strengthen the vitality of traditional main streets and neighborhoods. Downtown Frederick Partnership is committed to advocating for projects and policies which encourage the healthy growth and economic development of Downtown Frederick.

Each year, the Partnership tackles strategic initiatives to bring more residents and employees to Downtown Frederick, offers an exciting season of events, and works closely with downtown businesses and partners to continue to strengthen and improve Downtown Frederick.

For more information, contact mainstreet@downtownfrederick.org.

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