Australian and international artists from various fields including visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating are invited to submit entries for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2017.
Deadline: 1 Apr 2017
BigCi is located only 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s biggest city, yet it is in a dramatically different world. It is on the edge of the Wollemi National Park in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. This is an area of stunning scenic beauty with its own unique flora, fauna, and geomorphology. There is no entry fee.
The two winning BigCi Environmental Awards 2017 artists will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residencies and AUD$2,000 spending money. In addition to that, up to AUD$2,000 Artflight travel subsidy will be shared between the two winners.
BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit micro artist residency program with a focus on supporting practicing artists by facilitating their projects. Micro means that they are flexible in the range of creative initiatives, personal in the way they work with individual artists, quick in making decisions, energetic in development and implementation of projects, keen to be involved in multidisciplinary collaborations.
BigCi provides a ground for the professional development of artists. In addition to the artist residency program, BigCi is available for a variety of events, performances, workshops, installations and exhibitions. Proposals are welcome. Because of their location and the knowledge base of our team, many of our residents are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues. Many others use our beautiful natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.
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Waterloo Arts invites all artists residing in the US and Canada to submit artwork for the 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition. Artwork will be exhibited from June 2 – July 21, 2017.
Deadline: 9 Apr 2017
2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition is a unique opportunity for artists during the district’s largest community event. The Waterloo Arts Fest on June 24, 2017 welcomes more than 5,000 attendees.
Artists must be at least 18 years of age. Artist may submit up to three (3) pieces of original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media. Time-based, electronic media, performance art, and installations will not be accepted. Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions. Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight. All work must have been executed within the last (5) five years and not been shown previously at Waterloo Arts. Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition to be eligible for awards. Artists must grant permission for Waterloo Arts to use their images and information in promotional materials.
$30 non-refundable fee for up to three pieces.
Over $1,500 in 2017 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition cash prizes:
- $500 – Best of Show
- $250 – Second Best of Show
- $100 – Honorable Mentions
- $75 – Praxis Fiber Workshop Award for Outstanding Work in Fiber
- $75 – Ceramic Brick + Design Outstanding Work in Ceramics
- $75 – Sculpture Center Outstanding Work in Sculpture
- $25 – Honorarium to all accepted artists
About Waterloo Arts
Waterloo Arts is a nonprofit art center whose mission is to enrich the neighborhood culturally and economically by creating a stimulating arts environment through exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming for people of all ages. In addition to orchestrating this festival, Waterloo Arts manages an art gallery, public art projects, a community arts center, and artist studios.
In 2002, the historic neighborhood of Collinwood was in a sad state of decline, with more vacancies than businesses along Waterloo Road. The ravages of the postindustrial era were still evident as the scourge of a new recession was taking hold. In the midst of this somber picture, the visionary artists and residents who founded Waterloo Arts were not deterred.
They looked past the dilapidated, boarded up buildings and saw the promise of a great urban neighborhood. There were many assets to build on from the fledgling music venue, the Beachland Ballroom, to the Slovenian sausage shops, miles of great beaches, and many artists living in Collinwood.
These visionaries gathered in coffee shops and around kitchen tables dreaming of a thriving arts community where young creatives could get their start and the older generation would still feel at home; innovative thought and individual expression would be nurtured; and artists would live, work, and contribute to a better quality of life for all Collinwood residents.
In the winter of 2002 an art show was held in a renovated storefront on Waterloo Road. Hundreds attended. The storefront was rented and Waterloo Arts was born. With seed money from The Cleveland Foundation’s Neighborhood Connections, educational arts programs followed. In 2004, a building was donated in the heart of what is now the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District. It was renovated into an art center where Waterloo Arts now manages a highly regarded gallery showing artists; a café featuring live music and open mic nights; a large annex for educational programs and performance; resident artists; eight artists’ studios; Zoetic Walls, a public art program featuring regional and international artists; and the annual Waterloo Arts Fest, which engages the community in celebration of the many cultural assets of our region.
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New York Center for Photographic Art announces a photography call for artists for Liquids 2017, about liquid, liquids, and liquidity.
Deadline: 19 Mar 2017
There are liquids like water, milk, and oil. Substances can have varying degrees of liquidity like the clear shimmer of water. Visually, liquids can be reflective, transparent, translucent, clear, cloudy, opaque, colored and colorless, and moving and still. For this competition, send your interpretation of liquid, liquids, and liquidity. The possibilities are vast including rain drops, waterfalls, pouring juice, reflections in a still lagoon, a distorted spoon in a glass of tea, and spilled milk.
Liquids 2017 exhibitions and awards
- Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1300. The image will be featured on the home page of the NYC4PA website, in the NYC4PA Online Gallery, and the exhibition catalog.
- First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $400. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
- Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
- Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
- Jurors’ Selections: 20 additional images will be included in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
- Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be, included in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog.
All prize winners will be presented with a certificate.
NYC4PA’s has 5 calls a year, 4 of them have live exhibitions, 2 calls each 2 times a year. They are the only organization in New York City that promotes photographers, women and men, and young people. They have been in business for over 6 years and have given over 5,000 photographers an opportunity to submit over 20,000 images. NYC4PA offers these opportunities which include gallery exhibitions and cash prizes. The two owners of the company, Maddi Ring and Patricia Gilman, are both photographers with 40 years of experience. They hire jurors for their competitions who are either photographers or gallery owners and have great reputations in the photography world.
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The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House announces a call for artists for August Night 2017, an exhibition and auction. For more than a decade, this annual juried exhibition has attracted collectors from across the US.
Deadline: 15 Apr 2017
August Night 2017 will showcase art that is inspired by the legacy of the renowned Russian émigré painter Nicolai Fechin, the heritage of the Taos Society of Artists, and the creative heritage of the Southwest.
- Small sculpture
This year’s jurors are Dustin Belyeu, Director and Robert Carr, Assistant Director, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Accepted artwork will be promoted in the Museum’s press and program literature and online. Artwork will be on display in the historic Fechin Studio starting in June and sold at the festive August Night 2017 party and auction on August 26.
About Taos Art Museum at Fechin House
Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is housed in the adobe home and studio that was hand-crafted by the renowned Russian émigré artist Nicolai Fechin from 1927 to 1933. Drawing on the crafts from his Russian childhood, Fechin hand-carved all the woodwork in the house and studio, from doors, lintels, posts, and corbels, to cabinets, chairs, benches, and cabinets, in an elegant harmony of Russian, Hispanic, Pueblo, and Art Deco styles that influenced Southwestern design forever after. The property is listed on both State and National Registers of Historic Places.
For an artist who met with international success early in his career and maintained a lifelong reputation as one of the finest portrait artists of his time, Nicolai Ivanovich Fechin (1881 – 1955) was an extremely private, retiring man. His emotive, vivid, and idiosyncratic art is based on a very personal frame of reference, even at its most academic. His practice was a blend of the finest Beaux Arts tradition of 19th-Century academic training and the personal intensity of a solitary individual.
The Museum’s art collection focuses on paintings of the Taos Society of Artists (1915-1927) and Taos Moderns. The patio garden and studio provide quiet space for reflection and inspiration. It features a free treasure hunt for children and project centers in the historic studio for visitors who wish to respond to the Museum with their own creative expression. The Museum is on the main thoroughfare through Taos within easy walking distance of the entire Historic District. Admission to Studio, Museum Store, garden, and grounds are free. Low admission to House includes exhibitions and tours.
About Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Since its founding in 1972, Nedra Matteucci Galleries has sought to expand and refine its diverse collection of important paintings and sculpture. Today, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century American art. This includes the Taos Society of Artists, artists of the American West, and masters of American Impressionism and Modernism. Leading contemporary painters and sculptors that represent modern western art comprise a key component of the galleries’ comprehensive collection.
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Gallery One Visual Arts Center announces a call for artists for their third national juried exhibition titled Needles and Thread. Entries of fiber work will be accepted from across the nation for a month-long exhibition, April 2017.
Deadline: 27 Feb 2017
Entry fee: $20 for first entry – $10 each additional entry
Fiber and textile media may include:
- material composed of natural or synthetic fibers such as fiber, yarn or felt
- works may include mixed media so long as the primary material is fiber
- works may be photographic or video based so long as the primary subject matter is fiber
Images: maximum of 6 artwork entries
Open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the USA. Accepted entries must be identical to submitted images or the work will not be exhibited. Acceptance implies the use of your images and your name in any printed or online publicity. All work must have been completed within the last three years, originals only (no reproductions), and cannot be completed under the direction of an instructor or as a matriculated student.
Juror: Mandy Greer is a Seattle-based multi-disciplinary artist who creates heightened narrative space through fiber-based environmental installation, photography, performance, film and community-based action.
Needles and Thread artist benefits
To be held in the beautifully restored Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg, WA. Gallery One houses four art galleries. Needles and Thread will be featured in the Main and the Mezzanine Galleries. Opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events will be offered to select artists to accompany the exhibition. $1000 in awards will be distributed by the juror and an exhibition catalog will be created.
- $400 – Most innovative artwork
- $250 – Best traditional fiber
- $250 – Best non-traditional fiber
- $100 – Award of merit
- $100 – Staff pick
- Printed catalog for all exhibiting artists
- PDF of the catalog will be available online
About Gallery One Visual Arts Center
Gallery One Visual Arts Center is dedicated to the creation, exhibition, and appreciation of visual arts in Central Washington. The facilities, board of directors, and staff of Gallery One provide:
- high-quality, innovative, and diverse visual arts exhibits;
- educational programs for the appreciation and skills of the arts;
- studios for a diverse group of resident artists;
- networking opportunities with business organizations and educational institutions in support of the arts; and
- a meeting place to foster community cohesion.
In addition to rotating exhibits of contemporary art, Gallery One offers a variety of quarterly classes, an art after school program for kids, a gift store featuring regional artisans, a full ceramics studio available for classes or private rentals, inexpensive studio spaces for artists, and facility rentals for the community.
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The Friends of Modern Art announces a call for artists for the 50th Annual Flint Art Fair, to be held June 10 and 11, 2017.
Deadline: 15 Apr 2017
The friendliest art fair in Michigan, the 50th Annual Flint Art Fair is a juried fine art and fine craft fair with monetary awards held on the lawn of the Flint Institute of Arts in the heart of the beautiful Flint Cultural Center. Attracting thousands of visitors each year, this event introduces original works from various genres including ceramics, glass, painting, jewelry, fiber, metal, mixed media, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and wood. Up to 150 artists will be invited to participate in this 2-day event and are eligible for monetary awards.
Rental is $250 per space. Double spaces and corner spaces may be requested (additional fees apply). Spaces are a grassy 10’ x 10’ with storage space behind each booth.
50th Annual Flint Art Fair artist benefits:
- $2,000 in cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
- Coffee and donuts are available Saturday morning in the Artist Hospitality area.
- Sunday morning is the catered Artists Awards Breakfast – free for artists.
- The Hospitality team of experienced volunteers is available to provide artists with short breaks and complimentary bottled water is available to artists at any time during the fair.
- Easy check-in and check-out procedures with drive-up access to booths for set-up and breakdown is provided.
- Parking is free.
- 24-hour security during the fair.
Proceeds from the Flint Art Fair support the following Friends of Modern Art (FOMA) programs:
Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Each year, FOMA co-sponsors a traveling exhibition of contemporary art at the Flint Institute of Arts. Sponsored exhibitions in recent years have included Andy Warhol, M. C. Escher, Andrew Wyeth, Winfred Rembert, and the Art of Video Games.
Contemporary Art Purchase
Every other year, FOMA purchases artwork by a significant emerging artist for the collection of the Flint Institute of Arts. Recent gifts to the collection include works by Ralph Goings, Andrew Lenaghan, Chakaia Booker, and Lino Lago.
Weekly Film Series
For more than 25 years, FOMA has sponsored and coordinated a weekly series of independent, international, and classic films at the Flint Institute of Arts nine months out of each year. Films in the series are programmed with the goal of providing a rich, varied schedule of movies that represent a wide spectrum of locales, cultures, and attitudes as well as genres such as comedy, drama, fantasy/horror/science-fiction, musicals, great directors, classic films, and emerging filmmakers.
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Yeiser Art Center Fantastic Fibers 2017 is an international juried exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium.
Deadline: 4 Feb 2017
One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative, and colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers 2017 is a must see for fine artists, quilters, and textile art enthusiasts across the globe. Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium are welcome. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. There are no size restrictions. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece. Yeiser Art Center Fantastic Fibers 2017 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 22 to June 17, 2017.
There will be three cash prizes awarded to artists who receive first, second, and third place. The entries and award winners will be juried by John Hopper, the editor and chief of Inspirational, the international contemporary art publication. He is committed to the promotion of emerging contemporary artists.
Yeiser Art Center Fantastic Fibers 2017 awards:
- $1,000 First Place
- $500 Second Place
- $250 Third Place
A full-color catalog of accepted entries will be available for purchase by the public. It will be discounted for participating artists. All works will be detailed in this 8.5 x 11 inch catalog with complementary text about the artists and artworks.
About the Yeiser Art Center
The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild for the purpose of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts and for their creation. As a strong voice for the visual arts in the community, YAC promotes visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques with work ranging from traditional to contemporary.
The Center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks, provides a forum for artists, and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges, and community organizations. Through exhibitions and programs, YAC also provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a good visual arts education in our local schools. They work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting regional and national artists.
YAC strives to be a good community partner by fostering collaborative projects. They seek to secure funds and contribute time and expertise to support other community arts projects. The Ccenter serves as a cultural attraction in Paducah’s historic downtown district. This adds to the city’s overall strength and competitiveness as a tourist destination. YAC carries out their original mission and to further continue the development and appreciation of the visual arts. They do so by operating as a non-profit visual arts organization that serves adults and children throughout the region regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic origin, sex, or disability.
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New York Center for Photographic Art is submitting a new call for entry, Black and White 2017. Despite the focus on color images in today’s media, in the world of photography, black and white will always have a place.
Deadline: 22 Jan 2017
This call is an 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 is accepted.
The juror is Mark Sink, photographer, curator, and teacher, who has made his living from fine art photography since 1978. While living in NYC through the 1980’s, he worked with and documented the lives and works of Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Rene Ricard, and other art luminaries.
Prizes total for Black and White 2017 is $3000. A gallery exhibit in New York City for the winners and jurors selection.
Chosen artists not only receive cash prizes, but also are shown on our website in a gallery specific to the Black and White call. There is an exhibition catalog and a live New York City gallery exhibition. There is advertising for the gallery exhibit.
The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) accepts photographers from all over the world, of any style or ability, for consideration by our jurors. In addition, they give the winners an opportunity to exhibit their work in a New York City gallery, Jadite, which has been exhibiting artwork for thirty years and has a track record for selling works of art.
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The Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for for the Odessa Traffic Box Art project. This includes four electrical boxes along Golder Avenue at the intersections of Golder and 10th, Golder and 13th, Golder and 14th, and Golden and 22.
Deadline: 2 Jan 2017
This will be the fourth set of boxes to be covered and the first set outside of Downtown. The completed boxes will be unveiled in Spring 2017.
The project will create a unique and memorable visual statement that will highlight the expansion of Public Art in Odessa. The Odessa Council is seeking an artist or designer who will approach the boxes as a family of art works and can create a unified and artistically interesting body of work. The boxes will be wrapped with adhesive vinyl on which the art has been printed.
One artist or designer will be selected for this Odessa Traffic Box Art project and be paid an all-inclusive fee of $4000 to create the artwork. Selected artist’s design will also be a part of the Odessa Outdoor Gallery of 127 traffic boxes. The Public Art program is new and artists will be on the ground floor of this effort.
About the Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities
The Odessa Cultural Council was organized in 1978 by a group of dedicated volunteers using a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts. The mission was to coordinate, communicate, and support the visual, performing, and literary arts and humanities in Odessa. In 1994, the Council became more involved in community-wide endeavors that would promote and support the interests of its members including arts organizations.
In 1998, the name was changed to the Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities. There are approximately 50 individuals, organizations, and businesses involved in the Council including arts and education organizations, businesses, heritage organizations, artists, and other interested individuals.
The most important activity of the Council is the Grant Program, which includes both annual and mini-grants. In 2014, the council granted over $325,000 to organizations and individuals promoting art and tourism in the Odessa area.
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Tim Murphy Art Gallery announces a call for artists for the 21st Annual Heartland National Juried Art Show. Artists, age 18 and over, are eligible to enter the exhibition.
Deadline: 17 Jan 2017
Original works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pencil, photography, or a mixture of any of the aforementioned media are acceptable. The decision of the juror on all entries is final. All entries must be for sale and remain for the duration of the exhibition at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery March 4-April 1, 2017. Works previously exhibited at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery are not eligible for entry.
Works will be on display March 4 – April 1, 2017 at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery in Merriam, Kansas (Kansas City Area). This is their only national juried show of the year. Other shows are monthly and feature local artists. The juror this year is Michael Walsh. The photography category is new for this year. All work must be matted, framed, and wired for hanging. Clip frames will not be accepted. Plexiglas is required on all shipped work. Maximum size of the outside frame measurement is 40 horizontal by 40 vertical inches.
- $1500 first place
- $1000 second place
- $500 3rd place
- 3 X $100 award of merits
The Tim Murphy Art gallery is located on the third floor of the Irene B. French Community Center which is located at 5701 Merriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203. The entire third floor is dedicated art gallery space including reception room, conference room, and two separate gallery spaces. The building was built in 1911 as Kansas City’s first superior school. The gallery is in its 21st year of operation. There are two large shows a year, the Heartland National Juried Art Show and the High School art show. There are nine monthly shows that feature local artists with gallery receptions the first Thursday evening of each month.
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