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Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 – Call For Artists

Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 – Call For Artists

Kitsap Arts and Crafts presents the 60th annual Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019. This show is open to all artists 18 and over who reside in USA. Two and 3 Dimensional original art only, produced within the last two years without the supervision of an instructor. The show is located at the Village Green Community Center, Kingston, WA.

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Deadline: 22 Jun 2019

$40.00 entry fee includes first three entries, $10.00 each for additional images up to six entries. Notification of results July 2.

All 2D work must be framed or properly wired for hanging, no brackets please. Art must not exceed 48″ in width. Sculpture must be solid standing or securely mounted. All art must be for sale, the artist will receive 70% commission of sales. Proceeds go to our college art scholarship program.

Physical delivery of art will be on Saturday July 20th, 10-2 pm. The Preview Party Reception will start the Festival on Thursday the 25th at 7PM to introduce the artists, jurors and announce the awards.  All artwork must remain until the end of the show, Sunday, July 28th, 4 pm. Pick up is from 4-6 pm on Sunday the 29th and 10 am – 12 pm on Monday, July 29th.

Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 Jurors

Amy Sawyer, 2-D juror, is the assistant curator at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA (BIMA). She is dedicated to assisting emerging and under-recognized artists to help expand their voice and bring to light art that resonates with the present moment. Before transplanting to Seattle, Amy worked as a book artist and education assistant at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2015, she began working with numerous artists throughout the Puget Sound region on exhibitions at BIMA, Olympic College, and Museum of Northwest Art. Amy is in the final preparatory stages curating a solo exhibition of Seattle paper sculptor, Patty Grazini at BIMA. She is ramping up her engagement as a junior curator in the region and serves on the board of Fremont Abbey Arts Center, a Seattle-based non-profit that advocates for local musicians, visual artists, poets, storytellers, and performance artists.

Bonnie Block, photography juror, is an award winning wildlife photographer from Kingston, Wa. In 2016 she won the Audubon Grand Prize for Photography. Her work has been displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History with the Natures Best Photography Show and has also been featured in many nature and photography publications.

Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 Artist Benefits

Nearly $3,000 in awards will be given out. Cash awards will be given in all categories plus a Viewers Choice and $1000.00 for Best of Show. Awards are given at the judges discretion. The decisions of the judges are final. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Port of Kingston.  Kitsap Arts and Crafts is coordinating the Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 with their event, all within 1/2 mile of each other.

About Kitsap Arts and Crafts

Since 1959, Kitsap Arts and Crafts (KA&C) has focused on promoting the arts in north Kitsap county. They stage student art shows and adult fine arts shows. They award college art scholarships which are renewable. Since 1975, KA&C has given out 198 scholarships of an average of $2,000. each. Besides the art show, KA&C produces a crafts festival at the same time and place. There are arts and crafts booths, live local music, a kids craft corner, food, a beer garden with craft beers from a local brewery, and extra activities for KA&C’s anniversary year.

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Bayside Art Awards 2019 – Call For Artists

Bayside Art Awards 2019 – Call For Artists

Bayside Council invites submissions from artists to take part in the 3rd annual Bayside Art Awards 2019 recognizing outstanding achievements in sculpture, photography, and visual arts. The Awards are run by Bayside Council as part of their annual Arts Festival.

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Deadline: 17 Mar 2019

The Bayside Arts Festival is a month-long festival promoting, engaging, and acknowledging the local creative community as well as increasing opportunities for the broader community to participate in arts and cultural activities in the area. In 2018, the Festival program featured 30 community events, highlights include the Sculptures @ Bayside Exhibition, stART (Launch Event), GRaB (Georges River & Bayside) Arts & Cultural Forum, CamerART Photographic Competition, School Holiday Program, Earth Day Eco-Fair, Bushtracks and Turtle Dreaming Exhibition (featuring local Aboriginal Artists), and Nature and Life (Australian Chinese New Art Society) Exhibition.

Now in its 3rd year, the Bayside Arts Festival continues to grow, scheduled to run from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 5 May, 2019, it will feature an exciting series of arts and cultural events, workshops and exhibitions that are accessible, innovative and engaging.

Entry is free. Finalists will be displayed during the Bayside Arts Festival along the Cook Park, Kyeemagh Foreshore, from Saturday 6 April to Sunday 28 April 2019.

Bayside Art Awards 2019 Prizes

Sculptures Prize Categories

  • Sculptures @ Bayside Acquisition Prize – Up to $50,000
  • Sydney Airport Sculpture Award (Judge’s Choice) – $6,000
  • Sydney Airport Highly Commended Sculpture Award – $2,000
  • Cooks River Rescue Prize – $2,000
  • People’s Choice Award – $1,500

CamerART Prize Categories

  • First Prize – $3,000
  • Highly Commended – $1,000
  • Sydney Airport Aviation Award – $1,500
  • Junior Prize (up to 12 years) – $500
  • Youth Prize (13 – 21 years) – $1,000
  • People’s Choice Award – $500

Visual Arts Prize Categories

  • First Prize – $3,000
  • Highly Commended – $1,000
  • Sydney Airport Young Emerging Artist Award (13-21) – $1,000
  • People’s Choice Award – $500

About Bayside Council

Bayside Council strives to provide leadership in the community, assisting communities to identify, articulate, and achieve community and social goals. They embrace the concept of community capacity building: that is, facilitating the ability of community members, governments, and businesses to take the steps to find solutions to issues in their own communities. Bayside Council faces many challenges in forthcoming years that will be proactively addressed by maintaining financial discipline, building on their public and private partnerships, and collaborating to provide best value services to the community. Their strategic plan sets out how they will continue to do their share towards making Bayside a highly attractive place to live, work, and invest.

For more information, contact arts@bayside.nsw.gov.au.

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All Women 2019 – Call For Artists

All Women 2019 – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 5th Annual International All Women 2019 Online Art Competition and Exhibition to be held from January 28th, 2019 to February 24th, 2019. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D women artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from February 26th, 2019 to March 24th, 2019.

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Deadline: 25 Feb 2019

All Women 2019 entry fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.

This competition will be judged on painting/drawing art, photography/digital art, and 3D/mixed media art. Awards will be given for the top five to eight works selected category. In addition to the winning images, Honorable Recognition awards will be presented. Winners will be announced on March 12th, 2019. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, event collateral, award certificates, and extensive marketing.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which 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 programming radio and TV shows.

The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 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. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

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

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2019 Visual Art Open Prize – Call For Artists

2019 Visual Art Open Prize – Call For Artists

Black Mango announces a call for artists for the 2019 Visual Art Open Prize. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector.

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2019

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

There are six categories: painting / mixed media / printmaking, illustration / drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, and young artist (under 24).

The overall winner of the 2019 Visual Art Open Prize will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works, commercial mentoring package, and stand space at Chester Art Fair 2020. £250.00 will be awarded for each winning category. The majority of applications will be published across social media platforms helping to promote artists further.

About Black Mango

Black Mango are experts in events management and experience concepts. Delivering a unique event for each guest is their raison d’être. From one goose-bump inducing surprise to the next, they create memorable experiences. Experiences designed to engage, strengthen ties, and build loyalty to you. Their goal is to make your organisation better, by developing dynamic solutions to your event challenges. Challenges as complex as concept development, communication, logistics, production, and travel organisation.

For more information, contact info@visualartopen.com.

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Global Digital Art Prize 2019 – Call For Artists

Global Digital Art Prize 2019 – Call For Artists

The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, (NTU) announces a call for artists for the NTU Global Digital Art Prize 2019 (NTU GDAP), organised by the NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity (NISTH) and the School of Art, Design and Media. Taking the form of a biennial competition, it recognizes global artists and technologists with extraordinary creativity in digitally mediated art, design, and cultural heritage.

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Deadline: 15 Feb 2019

The theme of the inaugural NTU Global Digital Art Prize 2019 is Fourth Industrial Revolution. The key components driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution include big data, the Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, real-time and deep data generation and analytics, 3D printing, machine learning, personalized healthcare and medicine, and cyber security. Their effectiveness in shaping the human condition in the 21st century will inevitably call for close integration of technological innovations with areas such as social sciences, ethics, policy, and digital arts and humanities.

The competition is free to enter and open to international artists and local (Singapore) students. NTU welcomes submissions of new works to two categories: International Professionals and Local Students. Artists working in any genre of digital art are eligible, with more than 50% of the media engaged involving digital technology.

Global Digital Art Prize 2019 Artist Benefits

The prestigious NTU GDAP comprises a total of SGD$50,000 (USD 35,000) in prize money.  The best submissions, selected by a panel of distinguished judges drawn from all over the world, will have their debut showcase in October 2019. International winners will be invited to attend the showcase opening and prize presentation ceremony.

About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Graduate College. NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU President Professor Subra Suresh announced his vision of transforming NTU into a Smart Campus that harnesses the power of digital technology and tech-enabled solutions to support better learning and living experiences, the discovery of new knowledge, and the sustainability of resources. “As a microcosm of Singapore, NTU’s large, beautiful, and green campus makes it the ideal place to research, testbed, and showcase new smart technologies from applications for sustainable buildings and efficient energy use to electric and autonomous vehicles,” he said.

NTU Singapore is ranked the top university in the world for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a ranking jointly compiled by Nikkei and Elsevier that measures research citations between 2012 and 2016. The University is also globally recognized for its strengths in engineering, computing, and innovation.

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2019 Choice Awards – Call For Artists

2019 Choice Awards – Call For Artists

Center announces a call for artists for the 2019 Choice Awards. Work derived from photographic processes and mixed media work that is photo-based are accepted. Only still images are accepted. No multimedia components except for the Excellence in Multimedia Award. Work can have been made at any time/Work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted.

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Deadline: 20 Feb 2019

Save on entry fees as a Center Member. 2019 Choice Awards awarded artists receive a variety of opportunities, cash prizes, portfolio review participation, award winners exhibition, grant opportunities, programs, and artist talks.

About Center

Center is in its 25th year of supporting photographers internationally. The not-for-profit organization, founded in 1994, honors, supports, and provides opportunities to gifted and committed photographers. Center provides platforms where the creative impulse can be engaged and challenged. Characterized by a community of gifted and committed photographers, Center has proven for the last twenty years that it can help photographers grow into their full potential. Its programs foster insights and actualizations that ripple and impact all involved.

Annual programs include the Project Launch, Project Development, Choice Awards, Santa Fe Prize, Excellence in Teaching Award, and Review Santa Fe. Public exhibitions, educational presentations, and expositions of the work are held in conjunction with the Awards and Portfolio Reviews.

Center is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Gumbo Foundation, and its members.

For more information, contact programs@visitcenter.org.

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Primary Colors 2019 – Call For Artists

Primary Colors 2019 – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Primary Colors 2019. A small box of Crayola crayons contained eight glorious wax colors. Three of them – red, yellow, and blue – gave kids the ability to create all the colors of the rainbow. In addition, many first art projects focused on these crayons as they were packaged – strong primary color artistic elements.

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Deadline: 20 Jan 2019

Primary Colors 2019 is about images in which one of these colors stands out as a critical element of your photographic composition. Determine which of the three colors – red, yellow, or blue – represents each image submitted. They can be black and white photographs with a single point of color; red, yellow or blue monochromes; or any image where red, yellow, or blue stands out as a focal part of the photograph. Is the blue sky the most important part of your image, a red umbrella, or maybe a big yellow flower? Have you modified a print to be all shades of red?

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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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.

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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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