The Park Point Community Club (PPCC) announces a call for artists for the Park Point Art Fair 2020. Inviting visual artists working in the following media: printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, photography, jewelry, and fiber. In its 50th year, the art fair is well-established, well-organized and well-liked by artists for its ease of set-up, hospitality, and consistent sales. Each year, the Park Point Art Fair draws over 10,000 visitors to Park Point, a beautiful natural setting tucked between Lake Superior and the Superior Bay, where they can buy art from the region’s finest artists.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2020
The event takes place on June 27 & 28 from 10 pm-5 pm in Duluth, MN.
The Park Point Art Fair annually showcases professionally juried artists in a stunning outdoor environment on the shores of Lake Superior. For over forty years, as PPCC’s signature event and as an original festival of its kind for northeastern Minnesota, the fair has embodied the club’s mission by serving the local and regional community—culturally, economically, and socially.
The PPCC’s art fair proceeds support youth programs, environmental projects, and a community newspaper – service projects that benefit the Park Point Community serve the wider population of Duluth inhabitants. These projects have fostered a unity of purpose among volunteers, artists, and fair goers alike.
This is truly a grassroots event – from the organization and its happening to spending the money it generates. Volunteers and artists are well aware of the contributions made to the environment and the youth programs on the part of the Club and a unison of purpose and good will has driven its success and longevity.
Park Point Art Fair Artist Benefits
Artists are awarded for excellence based on the annual review of the field by art professionals. The Club awards a total of $1,300 along with ‘art work awards’ produced by one of the participating artists to artists in seven categories as well as a Best of Show.
The PPCC provides an appreciation dinner for the artists and the community volunteers. The Club hosted dinner gives community volunteers and artists the opportunity to socialize and catch up from year to year. The Saturday dinner has served to foster lasting relationships between artists and the community giving the whole event the feeling of a family reunion.
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The Susquehanna Art Museum announces a call for artists for Creating Joy: Art Inspired By Music, a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and DeSoto Family Vault to be held Friday, May 1 to Sunday, August 2, 2020. Sonic experience has long been a powerful influence on artistic expression. Practicing the visualization of music helped Modernist artists break free of traditional subject matter and begin to think abstractly. Artists such as Jackson Pollock and Robert Rauschenberg were directly inspired by the music they listened to in their studios, while musicians such as the Rolling Stones and Patti Smith collaborated with iconic artists to create art for their albums.
Deadline: 30 Mar 2020
In a divisive contemporary world, music is one of the best ways to cultivate joy in our daily lives. Susquehanna Art Museum is interested in how you, as an artist, find joy at the intersection of music and art. Works selected for this exhibition will provide unique perspectives on the joyful relationship between music and art both visually and conceptually.
Creating Joy Artists Benefits
Chosen artists will be eligible for one of two prizes totaling $650. Juror’s Choice Prize is $400 and Viewer’s Choice Prize is $250. The Museum partners with other local organizations regularly to increase their reach. They take part in a city-wide monthly event, Third in the Burg, which offers free admission to all from 5 – 8 pm. This event significantly increases regular traffic, hosting between 150 – 400 people within a span of four hours. All artists are invited to submit an exhibition proposal to the Director of Exhibitions for a solo or group exhibition.
About Susquehanna Art Museum
The Susquehanna Art Museum, located in the historic Midtown district, is the only dedicated art museum in Pennsylvania’s capital city. They strive to inspire life-long learning in visitors of all ages through unique educational experiences with original and significant artworks. The Museum seeks to build community, both within the walls of the museum and the region. They strive to encourage partnering with other artistic academic, cultural, and professional communities to more effectively utilize shared resources and better serve the community at large. As Harrisburg’s only dedicated art museum, they take seriously the responsibility of presenting innovative approaches to art and lifelong learning.
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The Decatur Arts Alliance invites artists working in all media to participate in the Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020 of the 32nd Annual Decatur Arts Festival. The exhibition is a juried multimedia presentation that contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival every year.
Deadline: 2 Mar 2020
The Decatur Arts Festival draws approximately 60,000 people to downtown Decatur for a celebration of the arts that includes a juried Artists Market, Children’s Festival, New Dance, Literary Arts, Performing Arts Stage, and a Concert on the Square, as well as the Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, and the exhibition addresses this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints, with excellence as a common thread.
Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020 Artist Benefits
Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur, Decatur Business Association, and Decatur Downtown Development Authority for the City of Decatur’s public art collection. Additional purchase awards are being solicited.
- Best of Show $1,000
- Second Award $700
- Third Award $500
Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of this exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price. The 7% Georgia sales tax will be added at the point of sale. Sales from the fine art exhibition have increased each year. Works from the exhibition have been added to private, corporate, and non-profit collections.
About Decatur Arts Alliance
The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the City of Decatur. Founded in 1989, the DAA sponsors the annual Decatur Arts Festival. It is a founding sponsor of the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The Fine Arts Exhibition has been a part of the Decatur Arts Festival since its inception. The DAA provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within the city. It helps make Decatur home to a strong arts community. The DAA is supported by membership along with proceeds from the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Wine Festival.
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Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) announce a call for artists for the Nelson International Mural Festival. Travel to the stunning mountains and lakes of the Kootenays. Up to 10 artists are chosen annually to paint large scale murals throughout the alleyways of historic downtown Nelson, BC, Canada.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2020
Cultural vibrancy in Nelson continues to flourish under the festival’s engagement of street artists, muralists, creators, and art enthusiasts joining the festival from the local, national, and international art scene. Through large scale public artworks, educational opportunities, and by animating the public sphere with reflections of local cultures, histories, and stories, the NDAC furthers and fortifies collaboration among artists, businesses, and community members. The festival is inclusive of all cultures, genders, ages, and abilities.
Walls are selected with the following considerations: accessibility for artists, size, composition, exposure, and funding availability (however funding is not necessarily a barrier). Both private and public walls are included in the festival. In the case of privately-owned walls, the building owners are given the opportunity during the application process to indicate the artistic styles they are enthusiastic about. Matches are made between artists and walls based off those suggestions. Building owners will have one opportunity to consult with the artist for a draft alteration. If a collaboration cannot be reached, the artist will still be paid their design fee. No gratuitous violence, racism, or hateful content is permitted and the mural shall not include any business signage or logos, advertising, political or religious messages.
Nelson International Mural Festival Selection Process
Artists will be selected by a 5 member arm’s length jury who represent a cross section of interests in the community (business, arts, and tourism). Their primary considerations are artistic merit of portfolio, large scale work experience, and design skills/composition. Selections will be based off of previous work and portfolios. Successful applicants will be contacted before June 15th, 2020. Due to capacity limitations, we are only able to contact successful applicants.
Selected artists will be sent a contract for perusal. Once signed, the artists will be given two weeks to provide a rough sketch, a proposed colour scheme, a bio, and a headshot. Upon receiving these items, a 10% design fee will be paid. Artists will then coordinate their painting schedule and paint/supply order with the festival coordinator. It is imperative that artists stick to the painting schedules that are agreed upon. The festival is located in a small community with limited resources that need to be booked well in advance.
Artists must be available to attend the festival opening on Friday, August 14th, 2020, and the artist panel on Sunday, August 16th, 2020. There will also be opportunities to host all ages workshops for additional fees. The painting will take place between June 15th-August 14th. Selected artists will be scheduled to paint based off of their availability and proximity to Nelson.
Nelson International Mural Festival Artist Benefits
All artists are paid fairly for their participation in the festival. All supplies and equipment are provided by the festival. Once a muralist is selected for the festival, the artist will be paid to complete a detailed drawing/design. Each artist will be compensated based on the size and scope of their mural. $2500-$3500 CAD budget per mural for artist fees, this will vary project to project. Payment will be received upon the successful and timely completion of the mural.
The Nelson International Mural Festival is unable to provide assistance with travel for the majority of our artists; however, we make every effort to assist with billeting arrangements for visiting artists.
The NDAC strives to create a barrier-free festival. They host all events at accessible public spaces and offering all events and activities free of charge. The mural festival provides a platform for all voices to be heard through public art. The festival is committed to diverse programming. They work to ensure that varied cultures are represented annually, so as to provide inspiration to all who attend, not just one group. Bringing art out of the galleries and into the streets provides everyone the chance to experience the pieces, not just those that can afford an admission ticket.
About Nelson and District Arts Council
The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is a registered non-profit organization that was formed in 1969 as the Kootenay-Columbia Arts Council.
All the Board Members are volunteers who are committed to promoting and encouraging cultural and artistic activities in the community through successfully accessing funds for projects.
NDAC has individual and group members who all participate in art and culture related activities. Members represent such disciplines as theatre, music, dance, visual arts, crafts, heritage, and writing.
NDAC presents a number of projects each year intended to foster the arts in Nelson and District. They include the Nelson ArtWalk, Hidden Creek Artist Residency, Appetite for Art, the Dance Educator’s Showcase, the Rural Artist Support Weekend, the Nelson International Mural Festival, and Bigby Place Arts Initiative.
Fostering communication, networking, and providing support to members is one of NDAC’s main objectives. In addition, members and member groups are eligible through us for small funding awards from the B.C. Arts Council.
Advocacy, representation, and education are all important in fostering greater appreciation and support of arts and culture in the Nelson area. NDAC has a seat on the Cultural Development Committee for the City of Nelson. They work toward a more coordinated arts, culture, and heritage community.
The region is famous for it’s “Kootenay Culture,” that runs through the arts, heritage, and people of the region. They are proud to support arts and culture in the Kootenays.
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Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, announces a call for artists for Women’s Works 2020, a juried fine art exhibit celebrating women artists. Women’s Works provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists in North America and internationally. This year will mark the 33rd Anniversary of the show.
Deadline: 26 Jan 2020
Women’s Works 2020 is open to all women artists in all media. There is a $40 application fee, but no further fees if accepted.
This year’s show will be judged by fine art photographer, Helen Smith-Romer. Romer works with collaged color photography using a repetition of human features to create bright, surrealist portraits and settings contrasted against a dark background. Romer states that her current body of work, “investigates the paradoxical beauty and mysticism of assemblages and the process of doing imagery.” Her work can be found in various collections across the country, including the University of Minnesota and the Chicago Historical Society.
Women’s Works 2020 Artist Benefits
Women’s Works has been a showcase for women artists from around the world for decades. It enjoys excellent visibility in the greater Chicago area and is viewed by visitors from over the course of its 6 week run.
The gallery hosts over 30 exhibits a year, with new exhibits opening every 2-4 weeks. This ensures a steady flow of repeat visitors and buyers who visit the gallery to view each show.
Accepted artists will have their work judged by local noted artist Helen Romer-Smith. Artists will have a chance to meet with Helen at the gala reception which will be held on Saturday March 14th.
The show also awards prizes worth over $1500 in cash prizes: First prize: $500; 2nd Prize: $300; 3rd prize: $200. 3 Artistic Merits ($100 each) and a gallery award of $250.
About Old Courthouse Arts Center
The Old Courthouse Arts Center is housed in the historic old McHenry County courthouse dating back to the 1860s. With over 5000 square feet of gallery space, the gallery presents over 30 different exhibits each year in its 4 gallery spaces, with new exhibits opening every 2 weeks. The art center also offers weekly life drawing, art classes, and workshops.
2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Old Courthouse Arts Center. It is one of the longest-lived institutions on the historic Woodstock Square. The Art Center – and it’s parent organization the Northwest Area Arts Council (which was founded in the mid 80s) – are also two of the older art organizations in the greater Chicago area.
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stARTup Art Fair announces a call for artists for stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2020. The fair runs April 24-26, 2020 at the Hotel Del Sol. It takes place at the same time as the Art Market SF gallery fair at nearby Fort Mason. Hotel Del Sol is a unique 1950’s motor lodge turned boutique “California beach house” style hotel, located in San Francisco’s scenic and happening Marina neighborhood. The De Sol is a perfect setting for an immersive contemporary art experience filled with artist exhibition rooms, provocative discussions about today’s art market, and interactive public art projects.
Deadline: 9 Feb 2020
Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work. Through its democratic online application, artists get the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive selection committee with a diverse range of art world professionals.
- Andrew Rafacz, Owner Director, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago
- Michelle Nye, Director, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco
- René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California
- Danielle Fox, Owner/Director, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland
- Carrie Lederer, Artist, Former Curator Bedford Center
- Rodney Ewing, Widely exhibited San Francisco-based artist
Artists can apply with a resume, bio, proposal, and 10 images. There are application and exhibitor fees.
stARTup San Francisco Art Fair 2020 Artist Benefits
Artists will have a unique opportunity to expose new work to 5,000 visitors, including hundreds of collectors, curators, gallerists, and art consultants who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.
At each fair, visitors have a chance to vote for their favorite room installation and favorite artist. Winners get automatic acceptance into the next fair and a discount off of their exhibitor fees.
Best Room Installation:
- 1st Place: $2,000
- 2nd Place: $500
- 3rd Place: $250
- 1st place: $1,000
- 2nd Place: $500
- 3rd Place: $250
About stARTup Art Fair
The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. stARTup is an art company dedicated to connecting art collectors to exceptional, highly vetted artists from across the country. Through hotel art fairs, curated art exhibitions, collector advising, and private art sales and rentals, stARTup has many ways for art lovers to discover up and coming talent.
stARTup Art Fairs are unique contemporary art experiences, a converging point in boutique hotel settings where art professionals and the art loving public gather to discover today’s most talented independent artists and engage with thought-provoking conversations, installations and performances. Fairs feature over 60 independent artists selected by an ever-evolving jury of art world experts.
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Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking artists who would like to present their work in their upcoming February exhibition, Tell-Tale Art. Creators working in all media (painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, ceramics, textile) are welcome to apply. Pieces must represent the darker side of love and Valentine’s Day. All media will receive due and equitable consideration.
Deadline: 27 Jan 2020
A $20 fee is required for up to three different artworks submitted.
Accepted artists will be notified by Wednesday, January 29th, 2020. Gallery-ready pieces should be delivered no later than Wednesday, February 5th, 2020. Opening reception is Saturday, February 9th, 2020. It is preferable that artworks are for sale. Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission on all sold artwork.
Tell-Tale Art Artist Benefits
Chosen artists for Tell-Tale Art will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.
About Deja 42 Art Gallery
Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April 2019 in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and welcome sincerely both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.
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Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV is pleased to announce a call for artists for a national juried watercolor exhibit, ‘Watercolor Expressions” to open May 20, 2020 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit is open to all artists using watercolor as a critical component of their work. This includes portraits, figures, landscapes, still lifes, animals, abstracts, and floral themes. The exhibit will open May 20, 2020 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N Queen Street in Martinsburg and will be on display until July 4, 2020. There will be a reception and awards presentation at the gallery on Sunday, May 31 from 2 – 4 pm.
Deadline: 15 Apr 2020
The exhibit is open to all watercolor artists throughout the continental United States over the age of 18. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in the Berkeley Art Works.
Juror: Nationally and internationally known artist and workshop instructor, Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, will be the juror of this exhibit. Ms. Ferris is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Florida Watercolor Society.
Watercolor Expressions Artist Benefits
A prize fund of $1,000 will be distributed among Best in Show, Merit Awards, and Honorable Mention awards. For selected artists, this is an excellent chance to receive recognition from their peers as well as the local and regional news media.
The exhibit will receive promotion and publicity throughout the Eastern Panhandle region including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington DC through the Berkeley Arts Council’s communication infrastructure, including local and regional media, Berkeley Arts Bulletin email, website, and social media.
About Berkeley Arts Council
The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists; brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public; and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans.
The gallery supports an artist cooperative and sponsors numerous exhibits over the year, including national and regional juried exhibits and curated exhibits supporting local artists and students. The Berkeley Arts Council supports a robust program of art instruction for adults.
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The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit 2020. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art – My World.’ Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Any medium or technique, 2-dimension or 3-dimension, is acceptable.
Deadline: 26 Feb 2020
The exhibit will open April 1, 2020 in the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. The exhibit will be on display through May 16, 2020. There will be a reception at the gallery on Sunday, April 5 from 2-4pm.
The exhibition is open to all visual artists throughout the continental United States over the age of 18 in all media. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in The Berkeley Art Works.
Juror: The juror for the 2020 exhibit is Janis Goodman, Professor of Fine Art, Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Entry fee: The entry fee for the exhibit is $35 for the first two works. Artists may submit one or two additional works for $10 each for a maximum of four works.
Art And Earth Juried Exhibit 2020 Artist Benefits
The selected artists will receive recognition from their peers as well as the local and regional news media. A prize fund of $1,000 will be distributed among Best in Show, Merit Awards, and Honorable Mention awards. The exhibit will receive promotion and publicity throughout the region through the Berkeley Arts Council’s communication infrastructure, including local and regional media, Berkeley Arts Bulletin email, website, and social media.
The Art and Earth Juried Exhibit has grown in status and the artists will share in that status locally, regionally, and nationally. When the Berkeley Arts Council initiated this exhibit 10 years ago, their intent was to provide a meaningful platform for artists who appreciate nature and the environment to express their feelings through their art.
About Berkeley Arts Council
The Berkeley Art Works, a project of the Berkeley Arts Council, is the realization of the long-held dream of the arts community in Martinsburg and Berkeley County West Virginia to have a community-based arts facility that supports local and regional artists; brings quality arts experiences for the members of the public; and provides a wide range of arts learning experiences for local residents, artists, and artisans. The gallery supports an artist cooperative and sponsors numerous exhibits over the year, including national and regional juried exhibits, and curated exhibit supporting local artists and students. The Berkeley Arts Council also supports a robust program of art instruction for adults.
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PASEO announces a call for artists for the PASEO 2020, a festival dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance, and projection to the streets of Taos, New Mexico. This two-day outdoor event, set in the high desert of Taos, is in its seventh year, and scheduled for Friday and Saturday evening, September 18th and 19th, 2020.
Deadline: 29 Feb 2020
The PASEO is seeking work that is immersive, participatory, and/or will make a dynamic impact within the Taos Historic District during this evening festival, scheduled to start at sunset and runs to 11pm. PASEO 2019 brought thousands of people to the streets of Taos to experience this annual celebration.
Artists are encouraged to share their process of art making with the community. As part of the application process, artists are invited to submit proposals for adult and youth workshops, lectures, and forums.
In its seventh year, The PASEO has become the anticipated art event of the year, bringing out thousands of locals and visitors alike to fill the streets of Taos, New Mexico. Taos is a centuries-old Art Colony and home to Taos Pueblo, UNESCO protected and the oldest continually inhabited community in North America. Home to artists for centuries, The PASEO holds to the tradition of bringing artists from around the world to both inspire and be inspired.
PASEO 2020 Artist Benefits
PASEO 2020 is seeking 20-25 installations. They provide stipends ranging from $250 – $2,500 (with 2-3 projects funded at $5,000-$10,000). Stipend is contingent on size, complexity, and anticipated festival impact. PASEO provides funds for the shipping of artwork. The artist is responsible for the installation of their work. The festival will provide staff and volunteers to assist.
The PASEO engages the entire community through educational programs that happen before and during the annual event. The PASEO regularly partners with local arts organizations, local artists, museums, and galleries in hosting these events. Events include lectures and talks, workshops, demos, local collaborations, and training.
The PASEO’s mission is to transform art through community and community through art. They live at the center of three primary values: art, education, and community.
The PASEO Project’s community is both local, global, respectful, and inclusive. They create a platform for art that is experimental, time-based, ephemeral, participatory, and context responsive. PASEO encourages conversations on contemporary art practices; engages the community through education, workshops, presentations; and challenges art and audience while supporting local artists and businesses both emerging and established. The PASEO respects art making.
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