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Volume 10 (Publication Opportunity) – Call For Artists

Volume 10 (Publication Opportunity) – Call For Artists

Friend of The Artist (FOA) is seeking emerging artists to publish in their upcoming volume, Volume 10. FOA is quarterly book dedicated to elevating the work of emerging artists around the world. The publication releases as a hardcover art book every quarter. It includes the work of artists who work in a variety of mediums, informative articles, and interviews.

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Deadline: 7 Jul 2019

Volume 10 will be juried by Diana Cerezino, Michael Dewberry, and Tim Ralston. It will be available in our store and online retailers including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Volume 10 will be released in early fall of 2019.

Volume 10 Artist Benefits

Accepted artists will receive three works published in Volume 10 (a four-page spread of their work) alongside their artist bio and statement. Accepted artists will receive a complimentary digital copy of publication, discounts on books for family and friends, and free digital access to future publications. Additionally, each accepted artist will have at least one social media post seen by our 4,800+ followers. The publication is distributed internationally. Formerly published artists have benefited from the prestige of being a published artists which has led to exhibitions, increased community, and higher sales of works.

About Friend of the Artist

Friend of The Artist is a print publication dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists from around the world. There is a copious amount of engaging and intelligent artwork. Because of an invisible gap between the academy and the art world, there is a limit to the opportunities artists have. The print and digital publications allow FOA to exhibit artists’ work in a broader context. They have the advantage of sparking worldwide conversations through our artist interviews. FOA is about engaging in meaningful dialogue around art in print.

For more information, contact contact@friendoftheartist.com.

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Kingston Arts Festival 2019 (Kingston, WA) – Call For Artists

Kingston Arts Festival 2019 (Kingston, WA) – Call For Artists

Kitsap Arts and Crafts announces a call for artists inclucing 2D, 3D, and photography, for the Kingston Arts Festival 2019. This is the 60th anniversary for this fine art show. There are generous awards and a suitable judge for each category (a professional photographer, museum curator, and established 3D artist). The show is up for four days at the community center. This community center in downtown Kingston, WA, includes the library, Boys & Girls Club, and senior center. The show opening is on Thursday, July 25th. It features live music, silent auction, appetizers, wine, and the award presentations for adult and student artists.

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Deadline: 22 Jun 2019

The Kingston Arts Festival 2019 best of show prize is $1,000.00. Award winners are invited to show their work for the month of August in the grand hallway. Visitors to the library, gym, senior center, or the myriad activities and community meetings that are held will walk past the art in the lobby. The easy walk (10 min. or 3 min. drive) from the Kingston/Edmonds ferry is a plus for the Seattle area visitors. There is a new passenger only boat that goes directly from Kingston to downtown Seattle. Advertising focuses on Seattle and surrounding counties since they have easy and scenic access by boat.

Social Equity

Kitsap believes that kids can’t envision making art without seeing what artists can do. Showing the art in the lobby of the community center enables kids and adults, who wouldn’t necessarily be exposed to fine art, to pause and talk about it.

About Kitsap Arts and Crafts

Kitsap Arts and Crafts was established in 1959. In that time, they have given away 195 new and college art scholarships to local students. Kitsap is a non-profit with a mission to serve they community by presenting art, live local music, crafts, beer, and fun. They actively try to engage student participation at every age. Having changed locations several times in the last 60 years to find the ideal spot with an indoor showplace and outdoor large park, they have found a home at the new Village Green community center. Accessible to all and welcoming to the community.

For more information, contact evyhh@comcast.net.

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Dusk To Dawn 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Dusk To Dawn 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Dusk To Dawn 2019. Pick up a camera for the first time and odds are the images taken will be in full daylight. Learn about sun glare, flat light, shadow. Then your world expands as you explore opportunities from the rest of the 24-hour day from dusk to dawn. That time, from that bewitching hour when it isn’t quite dark, through the night, to the early blue semi brightness that envelops your the world in morning, provides huge opportunity for spectacular images.

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Deadline: 23 Jun 2019

Capture the softness of light at dawn and dusk. Take long exposures of the moon and stars in the sky. Create night photos of lit office buildings, headlights in motion, streets, and houses. Find a wonderful subject where a black night sky provides a dramatic background. First and last peeks of sunlight can provide some amazing opportunities as well.

The total prizes for Dusk To Dawn 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 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 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

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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39th Faber Birren Color Show (Stamford, CT) – Call For Artists

39th Faber Birren Color Show (Stamford, CT) – Call For Artists

The Stamford Art Association invites you to submit artwork to the 39th Faber Birren Color Show. The juried exhibit will run September 22 to October 24, 2019 at the Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery, 39 Franklin Street, Stamford CT. The exhibit honors Faber Birren, world renowned color theorist and author of 27 books on color.

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Deadline: 21 Jul 2019

The artwork must be original and created in the last three years. Two dimensional and three dimensional work are eligible. Electronic media, performance art, and installations are not accepted.

The juror is Meredith A. Brown, Curatorial Research Associate in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she organizes contemporary art exhibits. She holds a PhD and MA from the Courthauld Institute of Art, University of London. Dr Brown has curated two shows at the Met in 2019.

39th Faber Birren Color Show Artist Benefits

Artists will compete for over $2500 in prize money. The art work will be displayed in a three-story art gallery and hung by professional art installers. The exhibit will receive ongoing PR and media coverage. Award winning artists are often invited to participate in media interviews. The selected artists will compete in a national exhibit.

About the Stamfor Art Association

The Stamford Art Association, a 501(c)3 organization, is Stamford, Connecticut’s oldest gallery and art association. Founded in 1971, it currently has 190 member artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, and mixed media artists. The gallery holds eight juried shows a year. The Stamford Art Association curates four annual exhibits at the Stamford Library’s art gallery. All artists, not just members, are eligible to participate in sponsored exhibits. The gallery spaces are forums for artists to display their work. For 46 years, the Stamford Art Association has held an annual High School Art Show for the high schools in Fairfield County and awarded over $155,000 in prizes.

For more information, contact stamfordartassn@optonline.net.

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Young Masters Art Prize 2019 (London, England) – Call For Artists

Young Masters Art Prize 2019 (London, England) – Call For Artists

Cynthia Corbett Gallery announces a call for artists for the Young Masters Art Prize 2019, seeking artists who show originality, skill, and imagination in response to the art of the past.

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Deadline: 31 May 2019

This renowned, innovative and high-profile Prize recognizes how contemporary artists embrace the art of the past. More recently, the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize was developed to celebrate excellence in contemporary ceramics. Young Masters tours continuously throughout the year. It offers a wider audience the opportunity to engage with the debates between contemporary art and art history.

The Young Masters Art Prize 2019 panel will include critic Godfrey Barker, art historian Jean Wainwright and founder of the Bridgeman Art Library and Managing Director of the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS), Lady Harriet Bridgeman, CBE.

The judging panel for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize comprises collector Preston Fitzgerald; ceramics patron Maylis Grand; Director of New Art Centre – Roche Court, Stephen Feeke; the Crafts Council’s Daniella Wells; and founder of Cultural Agenda, Davina Weir-Willats.

Young Masters Art Prize 2019 Artist Benefits

The exhibition of shortlisted artists will be held in London from 30 September to 5 October at La Galleria, Pall Mall. The winners will be announced at a prestigious presentation event on 1 October 2019.

Young Masters Art Prize 2019 Awards:

  • Winner’s Prize of £1,500
  • Two Highly Commended Awards of £500, courtesy the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS)

Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Awards:

  • Winner’s Prize of £1,000, generously sponsored by James and Maylis Grand
  • Highly Commended Award of £500, generously sponsored by James and Maylis Grand

Emerging Woman Artist Award:

£1,000, generously sponsored by Dr Chris Blatchley, along with mentoring, career advice and inclusion in an upcoming Art Fair with Cynthia Corbett Gallery

People’s Choice Award:

£500, Sponsored by Brownhill Insurance

About Cynthia Corbett Gallery

The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, an international contemporary art gallery, represents emerging and newly established contemporary artists. It is a regular exhibitor at major international contemporary art fairs. The gallery has an annual exhibition programme in London and New York, as well as collaborations with galleries worldwide. The gallery works with a number of mid-career American, British, and European artists whose works have been published and acquired by international museums and institutions.

For more information, contact info@young-masters.co.uk.

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17th Annual Juried Art Show (Boise, ID) – Call For Artists

17th Annual Juried Art Show (Boise, ID) – Call For Artists

Art Source Gallery announces a call for artists for the 17th annual Juried Art Show. Open to all fine artists – 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional (no video, crafts, or installation pieces). All work must be original and completed in the last three (3) years.

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Deadline: 31 May 2019

Labels must be attached to back of artwork: Artist, Title, Medium, and Price. All 2D work must be on a wire hanger with D rings (no sawtooth or eye hook). Any work received that does not match the submitted image will be rejected and not hung. You may not substitute anther piece once a piece is selected. Poor and unprofessional presentation and craftsmanship may also be cause for rejection.

All shipped entries for 17th Annual Juried Art Show are due at the gallery from June 24th to June 28th. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. Work must be sent in a container acceptable for return shipping by major carrier (UPS, FedEx, or USPS) and clearly marked with the artist’s information. All artwork must have a prepaid return shipping label. There is no arrangement for COD shipping. Please do not use packing peanuts. Mailing address: 1015 Main St., Boise, ID 83702. All possible care will be taken with your work while in our Gallery. However, Art Source Gallery and it’s agents will assume no liability for damage or loss. You are advised to carry your own insurance on your work. Any claims against the shipper are the responsibility of the artist.

17th Annual Juried Art Show Artist Benefits

There is $1000 available in prize monies. Best of Show for 2D receives $400, Best of Show for 3D receives $400, First Place receives $200, Second Place receives $100, and Third Place receives $50. People’s Choice award is a ribbon. Art Source Gallery takes a 30 percent commission for any sales from the artists work. Artist gets 70% of sale of their artwork. This show occurs in Boise, ID which is the fastest growing community in the US and the art gallery is the longest established (25 years) art cooperative in the area.

About Art Source Gallery

Art Source Gallery is a Boise, Idaho, artist-owned fine art gallery featuring the works of about 40 Idaho artists. The gallery opened in 1993. It has been running successfully for 25 years. The gallery offers quality yet affordable paintings, sculptures, jewelry, pottery, and glass art with two locations – one downtown and one at the Boise Airport. Each month, the gallery features an artist from the gallery or special benefit shows for the community such as the Emerging Artist Show, providing a real gallery experience for young high school students. It provides them the experience to show their works in a working gallery. Additionally, the gallery holds on benefit shows. Most recently, the gallery put on a special featured show in support of the Women’s and Children’s Alliance Center (WAC). The show brought in over $5000 in monies for the WAC.

For more information, contact artsourcegallery@gmail.com.

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Paperworks 2019 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

Paperworks 2019 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Paperworks 2019. Artists living in the United States who use paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or as the subject of a video.

 Works made of, on, or about paper include cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.

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Deadline: 10 May 2019

Fee: 35.00 for up to 6 images. Please note you will be judged on your body of work.

Paperworks 2019 Juror: 
Hillary Reder is a curatorial assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art, where she has worked on several exhibitions, including Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams; Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar War Abstraction; A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde; Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954; and Andy Warhol: Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953-1967. Before joining MoMA, she held curatorial positions at the Williams College Museum of Art and the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College.

Paperworks 2019 Artists Benefits

Selected artists receive a one month exhibition in at b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY of up to 6 selected works in August 2019. Artists opening reception is Saturday, August 3rd from 6:00-9:00 pm. Promotion of selected artists on the b.j.spoke gallery website, social media, and in gallery press release.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b. j. spoke gallery, incorporated and not-for-profit 501(c)3, is an artist-run gallery of professional artists with a broad diversification of styles and media.  b.j. spoke has been bringing art to the community and community to artists for 43 years. b.j. spoke’s artists have won numerous awards, been featured in press and media, taken roles as teachers, mentors, and jurors, and are represented in public and private collections. They have had the opportunity to work with jurors from the best New York museums.

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, a product of the inner process, and for the public to increase its aesthetic awareness in deciphering  the artist’s intent through contemplation and dialogue.  b.j. spoke offers solo exhibits of members’ work, yearly invitational shows, two national juried art competitions,  artist talks, the Artist’s Circle (open to all artists, gallery membership not required), workshops, live theater, and poetry readings.

In an effort to bring the under-served artist to the attention of the Long Island community, the gallery maintains an outreach program to individuals such as young emerging artists. Use of gallery space is extended for benefits, lectures, readings, and exhibits by not-for-profit groups whose mission reflects the objectives of the gallery.

For more information, contact manager@bjspokegallery.com.

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Art Of The Heartland (Mena, AR) – Call For Artists

Art Of The Heartland (Mena, AR) – Call For Artists

Mena Art Gallery announces a call for artists for the Art of the Heartland national competition. Entries are open for artists of representational, two dimensional art. Maximum size, 36 inches.

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Deadline: 15 Aug 2019

Entry fee: $45 for the first painting and $25 for each following. Mediums accepted are oil, water soluble oils, watercolor, casein, gouche, egg tempera, acrylic, watercolor pencil, graphite, ink or colored pencil, and pastel. Judge is renowned Plein Air painter, Trey McCarley. Paintings may be shipped or hand delivered to arrive no later than September 20.

Art Of The Heartland Artist Benefits

Winning artists will compete for over $7,000 in cash awards with a Best in Show award of $4,000. Each of 4 categories receive cash awards in 1st and 2nd place. Categories are Landscape, Still Life, Animal, and Figure. There is a $1,000 for the best painting by an Arkansas artist.

There is a Signature Artist status available for those being accepted in 2 or more national shows. Artist’s work appears on the Mena Art Gallery website. It may be included in various other forms of advertising. The gallery is located in the arts district of a popular tourist spot, particularly in the month of October when the gallery is full of art lovers. A 30% commission applies to all sales.

Artist Equity

The aesthetic framework for the art featured in the gallery is to have every viewer and artist be a student, learning through awareness, cultivate imagination, critical thinking, and harnessing individual and social skills. It serves as a catalyst to engage the community, both aesthetically and socially.  One is led to translate the message in the art as it comes from the heart of the artist.  The gallery takes a look at art itself as art and social relevancy, thus envisioning the future, showing the artist and viewer what we can be.

About Mena Art Gallery

The Mena Art Gallery is owned and operated by SouthWest Artists, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is located in the heart of the picturesque Ouachita Mountains National Forest and nearby state park, a popular tourist spot. It is home to the International Christian Motorcycle Association, where visitors come from across the globe to their massive rallies, the largest being held in October, during the Art of the Heartland National Competition. The gallery is the hub of the Mena Arts district, where two art festivals are held each year.

The gallery actively promotes the arts in the region with ongoing shows and exhibitions. There are workshops where skilled teachers are commissioned to teach all forms of arts and crafts to all ages. A special children’s program is ongoing, culminating with a large show for budding artists under the age of 18. Each show begins with a reception. The two national shows have become a popular event with visitors and artists from around the state. The Mena Art Gallery is a popular location, not only in the county but also the state.

For more information, contact email@menaartgallery.org.

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Trees 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Trees 2019 (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Trees 2019. A tree grows in Brooklyn. Can’t see the forest for the trees. Tangerine trees and marmalade skies. There are references to trees all around us – in music, literature, and proverbs, but they are also an iconic visual.

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Deadline: 5 May 2019

Trees make up forests and jungles. They stand alone on hillsides creating lovely shadows. They can be tall and straight like or bend in the wind. Limbs and branches create wonderful patterns against the sky. A tree will shade a child on a hot day, provide a sturdy post to tie up the pet dog, hold a hammock off the ground, or support a backyard laundry line. Send images of trees as you experience them – forests, single trees, branches, and roots.

The total prizes for Trees 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 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 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

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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Uncommon Thread: Essomenia (Baton Rouge, LA) – Call For Artists

Uncommon Thread: Essomenia (Baton Rouge, LA) – Call For Artists

The Baton Rouge Gallery announces a call for artists showcasing exceptional design and artistry through wearable art. Uncommon Thread is a national juried art event and competition. It is dedicated to being a unique platform for artists and designers to present their work and giving audiences a one-of-a-kind visual experience. Accepting submissions from all U.S. based artists. Uncommon Thread: Essomenia takes place Saturday, September 21, 2019.

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Deadline: 1 Aug 2019

Contemporary art, in many ways, often has its eye on the future, even when exploring the present. With this in mind, Baton Rouge Gallery is proud to announce the theme for 2019’s Uncommon Thread is “Essomenia,” an 18th century term meaning “to show things as they will be in the future.”

Baton Rouge Gallery invites designers and artists to make the unimaginable tangible (and wearable) while setting their sights on the world that lies ahead. Whether inspired to look 20 years down the road or 200 years into the future, Uncommon Thread wants to know what you foresee. How might technology, the environment, the political climate, interpersonal relations, or other realities change or impact other changes? What might be commonplace for our great-grandchildren that most can’t even fathom today? Can your “essomenic” design simultaneously tell us something about our collective today and our tomorrow?

Juror

The Special Guest Juror for Uncommon Thread: Essomenia will be Grace DuVal. Based in Chicago, IL, Grace DuVal is a wearable artist, maker, and photographer. Her wearable art designs have been featured in exhibits both across the U.S. and internationally, most recently at World of WearableArt in Wellington, NZ (where her Mind the Synaptic Gap won the 2018 Dame Suzie Moncrieff Award; and a year earlier, DuVal’s work was named Supreme Award Runner-Up and received the Sustainability Award).

Uncommon Thread Artist Benefits

Artists/designers chosen as finalists will have their selected work(s) featured on the runway during the Uncommon Thread event (09/21/2019), when one standout piece will be named Best in Show and awarded a $1,000 cash prize.

Artists whose work is selected will be consulted on all aspects of presentation specific to their work. This includes model, hair, and makeup, ensuring their artistic vision is honored and respected as best possible.

Artists will also receive two free tickets to the event which will include complimentary drinks. They will have the opportunity to converse with guests about their work and studio practice.

Artist’s Equity

Baton Rouge Gallery is open to the public, in a public park, free of charge six days a week. Most other similar organizations in the area charge admission fees. Being open to all, regardless of socio-economic backgrounds or other demographics, allows them to serve the whole community. They feature the work of artists across ethnic and LGBTQ spectrums. This is true of the visual art displayed and of artistic programming which may or may not include visual art presentations.

Uncommon Thread will employ a blind jurying process in selecting the works to be showcased. The juror will not be aware of any demographic information for individual artists. This ensures that works selected are chosen solely on their artistic merits. This prevents any bias against any artists based on their race, ethnicity, gender, and disability.

About Baton Rouge Gallery

Baton Rouge Gallery – center for contemporary art – is one of the nation’s longest-standing artist cooperative organizations. Artist-centric and a part of contemporary art in Louisiana for more than 50 years, it welcomes more than 18,000 visitors annually and has exhibited the work of thousands of artists.

Located in BREC’s City Park since 1984, the gallery is surrounded by a beautiful park that includes a golf course and multiple lakes, making it a special backdrop for this program.

For more information, contact jandreasen@batonrougegallery.org.

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