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Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Embracing Our Differences announces a call for artists for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists.

The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

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Enter by: 1 July 2024

The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message.

The outdoor juried art exhibit will be on display January 19 through April 13, 2025, in two locations in Sarasota and St. Petersburg, Florida. There are approximately 320,650 visitors to the park every year. The exhibit will take place in two cities providing the artists with more exposure.

Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by exhibit visitors to each location. Adult winners each receive $2,000; students receive $2,000 with $1,000 to be directed to the student and $1,000 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

About Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences is a nonprofit organization based in Southwest Florida along Florida’s Cultural Coast. They use the power of art and education to celebrate and promote individuality and common humanity. They accomplish this through an annual, large-scale, juried exhibition and a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs, and resources designed for teachers and students.

For more information, contact exhibit@embracingourdifferences.org

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All Creatures Great And Small (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

All Creatures Great And Small (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists (STCEA) announces a call for artists for an online art exhibition, All Creatures Great And Small: Animals In Art. This show celebrates our special bond with animals, whether at home or in the wild.

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Enter by: 15 May 2024

All styles and mediums are welcome. Art containing wild animals in captivity (zoos, theme parks, animal shows) will not be accepted.

100% of All Creatures Great And Small exhibit proceeds benefit Chautauqua County Humane Society, the former home of STCEA’s paws-itively best staff member, Eliza Jane!

A Best in Show (cash prize) and Awards of Distinction will be awarded to the works of highest artistic merit based on technical skill, creativity, innovation, and adherence to theme. An Artists’ Choice and People’s Choice award will be selected based on popular vote.

STCEA provides a safe space for you to build creative confidence. Have your work evaluated through a competitive juried show process that is welcoming to art students, new and emerging artists, and seasoned artists alike. Having your work displayed in an international juried show is a great way to boost your artistic presence, increase sales, and build your exhibition portfolio for future show opportunities, gallery representation, or entrance to MFA programs – or just for fun and personal growth. Online exhibits are good for the environment and your pocketbook – you save shipping fees and artwork preparation costs as your work is professionally displayed in an online gallery with shareable links for your website and social media feeds. Plus, direct viewers to your online shop, where you’ll keep 100% of the proceeds for any artwork sold.

About Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists

Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists believes in art that does good and makes the world a better place. STCEA donates a portion of the proceeds from every exhibition to support local and national non-profits doing good work in the communities they serve. Needs addressed through the contributions from STCEA exhibits include food security and basic living needs, racial equity, environment and natural resources, substance abuse and mental health services, animal rights and care, refugee resettlement, music education, affordable housing, and health and human services.

For more information, contact southerntierartists@gmail.com

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Where The Heart Is (Online Art Exhibtion) – Call For Artists

Where The Heart Is (Online Art Exhibtion) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists (STCEA) announces a call for artists for an online art exhibition, Where The Heart Is: The Art Of Home.

This exhibit invites you to explore the artistic interpretations of home, offering a contemplative journey through the spaces, emotions, and memories that define our sense of belonging. From cozy living rooms to bustling kitchens, serene bedrooms to vibrant gardens, each artwork invites reflection on the roles these spaces play in shaping our identities, fostering connections, and capturing the warmth and nostalgia that home evokes.

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Enter by: 15 April 2024

20% of the Where the Heart Is exhibit proceeds benefit Chautauqua County Habitat for Humanity, building self-reliance through affordable home ownership.

A Best in Show (cash prize) and Awards of Distinction will be awarded to the works of highest artistic merit based on technical skill, creativity, innovation, and adherence to theme. An Artists’ Choice and People’s Choice award will be selected based on popular vote.

STCEA provides a safe space for you to build creative confidence. Have your work evaluated through a competitive juried show process that is welcoming to art students, new and emerging artists, and seasoned artists alike. Having your work displayed in an international juried show is a great way to boost your artistic presence, increase sales, and build your exhibition portfolio for future show opportunities, gallery representation, or entrance to MFA programs – or just for fun and personal growth. Online exhibits are good for the environment and your pocketbook – you save shipping fees and artwork preparation costs as your work is professionally displayed in an online gallery with shareable links for your website and social media feeds. Plus, direct viewers to your online shop, where you’ll keep 100% of the proceeds for any artwork sold.

About Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists

Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists believes in art that does good and makes the world a better place. STCEA donates a portion of the proceeds from every exhibition to support local and national non-profits doing good work in the communities they serve. Needs addressed through the contributions from STCEA exhibits include food security and basic living needs, racial equity, environment and natural resources, substance abuse and mental health services, animal rights and care, refugee resettlement, music education, affordable housing, and health and human services.

For more information, contact southerntierartists@gmail.com

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POP! Art With Mass Appeal (Solomons, MD) – Call For Artists

POP! Art With Mass Appeal (Solomons, MD) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center announces a call for artists to submit original artworks to POP! Art with Mass Appeal. This juried exhibition seeks to showcase artworks that capture the essence of, or provide commentary on, pop art’s evolution in the digital age. Artists are encouraged to delve into the vibrant world of popular media and consumer culture. Explore how it shapes and redefines our views on each other, society, and the world. From traditional pop art aesthetics, to internet memes, viral fame, music and television references, popular animation and illustration styles, and logos and icons, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center invites artists to interpret this theme with creativity, imagination, satire, and/or a sense of humor.

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Enter by: 10 March 2024

This show seeks art that embraces bold colors, dynamic compositions, and a graphic style that defines the heart of pop art. Whether through traditional mediums or digital formats, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center is looking for artwork that visually resonates with the energy, intensity, and even the absurdity of contemporary popular culture.

POP! Art with Mass Appeal is open to all media. 2-D, 3-D, indoor, and outdoor artwork will be considered. Digital artists must provide all display equipment, but please be aware the gallery is full of windows and natural light. Projections don’t work well in the space. All work must be created within the last four years. Artists must be 18 years or older. Artists must be living and working in the United States.

POP! Art With Mass Appeal Artist Benefits

This exhibition will be open to the public in the Kay Daugherty Gallery of Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center from May 3, 2024, to September 22, 2024.

Artists have the opportunity to exhibit and sell work in the beautiful Kay Daugherty gallery. Exhibitions are promoted through social media, the gallery’s website, MSAC, and targeted advertisements. Foot traffic for galleries during the months this show will be on display averages 7,500 people.

Funding for shipping is avaliable via a scholarship application.

Three Juror awards are chosen with each exhibition. The Juror is Teri Towler, Director of Collections at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens.

About Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a shady walking path that meanders through the woods past permanent and loaned sculpture, including over thirty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Artists in the collection include: Antonio Tobias Mendez, Barbara Hepworth, Cesar, Robert Engman, Jean Arp, Kenneth Snelson and Fransisco Zuniga. Young guests can frolic in the Fairy Lolly Creative Play Space and explore the many trails, including the Tree-mendous Trail.

The award-winning Arts Building includes rotating exhibition space, the Nature Nook, the artLAB Creative Reuse Studio, the Annmarie Gift Shop, and lovely wrap around patios. Annmarie presents a variety of popular annual festivals, rotating exhibitions, family activities, and creative public programs. The Studio School offers classes for all ages and abilities – from pottery to dance – taught by professional artists and arts educators.

For more information, contact exhibits@annmariegarden.org

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Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024 – Call For Artists

Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024 – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and ImageOut Art seek artist submissions for Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024, a juried exhibition opening in Rochester, New York, in October 2024.

Queer art has achieved greater prominence in recent years, yet the LGBTQIA+ community’s struggle for freedom and equality persists. RoCo hopes this exhibition will serve as a reflection of our current moment, and as a poignant response to the alarming rise of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation sweeping the nation.

 

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Enter by: 15 June 2024

For Queering Democracy, RoCo welcomes 2D, 3D, and electronic media that showcases experiences, emotions, and thoughts on the evolving struggle for LGBTQIA+ rights and representation. Artists located in the United States of all backgrounds, identities, and those exploring all narratives of genderqueerness are invited to apply.

Accepted artists will receive a stipend to help offset the cost of production or transport of their work. RoCo’s community consists of a membership base of over 1,000 artists and art-appreciators, and many non-members who visit regularly and support their exhibitions. They offer a wide range of promotion, including daily social media posts, weekly newsletters, and posts to a variety of art and news websites. RoCo hopes to support both familiar faces and new artists through this exhibition and introduce their important artwork to RoCo’s audience.

About Rochester Contemporary Art Center

RoCo is a venue for the exchange of ideas whose mission is to support and exhibit artists who address pressing issues through their work, especially emerging artists, both from Rochester and beyond. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists. They host five or six exhibitions each year, including a Members Exhibition in the winter and an annual fundraising exhibition, 6×6, every summer. Other exhibitions are often curated or juried, many times in partnership with other local or regional organizations and curators. RoCi has a special focus and interest in providing curated video programs in their media room and public art in the park outside their building.

For more information, contact info@rochestercontemporary.org

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Creative Climate Awards (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Creative Climate Awards (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Human Impacts Institute announces a call for artists for the 2024 Creative Climate Awards (CCA), with the theme of Solutions from the Frontlines. Address the following prompt: How does your artwork amplify solutions from communities most impacted by climate change?

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Enter by: 10 March 2024

The Human Impacts Institute’s Creative Climate Awards (CCA) are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action.

Artwork submissions may include: all 2D works, films (shorts and features), 3D works (sculptures and installations), and performances (dance, theater, music).  Only completed pieces will be considered. Do not submit concept notes or requests for commissions.  Artists from communities that  are underrepresented and/or are most impacted by the climate crisis are strongly encouraged to apply. Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from New York City. Performers must be able to perform in New York City between April 20th and May 20th, 2024.

Creative Climate Awards Artist Benefits

The Creative Climate Awards are a month-long festival of virtual conversations, screenings, artist talks, and a citywide exhibit in New York City. The Creative Climate Awards exhibition and event provides an opportunity to creatively engage tens-of-thousands of people in climate action, while having your work seen by judges and mentors from some of the top art and environment institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, MOCADA, Children’s Museum of NY, PBS, and All Arts/WNET. Over the last decade, the Creative Climate Awards have showcased climate-inspired artwork from around the globe, including 194 artists from 31 countries and reached over 200,000 audience members.

About Human Impacts Institute

Climate change is complex and often overwhelming. The Human Impacts Institute knows that caring about something doesn’t necessarily lead us to meaningful impact. They make action personal and practical by highlighting new voices of leadership, connecting you to solutions in engaging ways, and welcoming you to a diverse, creative community that is addressing the root causes of the climate crisis.

For more information, contact programs@humanimpactsinstitute.org

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Boston Marathon Winged Feet (Hopkinton, MA) – Call For Artists

Boston Marathon Winged Feet (Hopkinton, MA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Hopkinton Center for the Arts and 26.2 Foundation, 501(c)(3) organizations, invite artists to submit their design ideas for the Boston Marathon Winged Feet project, celebrating the 100th time Hopkinton served as the starting line of the Boston Marathon. Selected artists will be paired with a local business sponsor that will provide a stipend to cover the cost of art materials.

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Enter by: 5 February 2024

Artists will be provided a winged foot cut-out of Veritek. The winged feet will be approximately 2 feet wide by 3-foot-high exterior art installations. They will be mounted to metal poles and rest at eye level. Designs should be appropriate for all ages. The artwork will be on display outdoors mid-March through the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2024.

The Boston Marathon is the oldest marathon in the world. Hopkinton serves as the start time for the event and sees over 200,000 visitors and runners in the days leading up to the event and the day of this famous marathon. The designs will be on display in the plaza where the start line of the race is held.

The Boston Marathon Winged Feet project is a fundraiser for two non-profit organizations: Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the 26.2 Foundation. The artwork will be auctioned off after the running of the Marathon to help raise funds for these two organizations.

About Hopkinton Center for the Arts

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) is a visual and performing arts center located in Metrowest, Massachusetts.

The HCA offers classes for youth, teens, and adults in the visual and performing arts. Every year, over 2,000 students enjoy classes in fine art, dance, music, theater, filmmaking, photography, acting, and ceramics. In addition, students can take private music and art lessons with qualified instructors.

The Lotvin Family Gallery showcases a variety of exhibits, including juried exhibits, the HCA Members show, featured solo artist exhibits, and educational and community projects. Juried exhibits are curated by guest jurors who select pieces from submissions received during open calls for art. The Delbridge Family Performance Center is home to a variety of music, dance, and theatrical performances throughout the year. It is available for public rental.

The 26.2 Foundation’s signature project is the development of the International Marathon Center (IMC) in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, designed to honor, celebrate, and inspire the sport of marathoning. IMC plans call for a state-of-the-art education and conference facility, a marathon museum, and a hall of fame.

As a destination designed to engage multi-generational visitors intellectually, emotionally, and physically, the IMC will feature compelling programs on history, democracy, civics, fitness, nutrition, health, and human potential. Funded by individual and corporate philanthropy, the IMC will be located on the Boston Marathon race course, less than a mile from the starting line.

For more information, contact info@hopartscenter.org

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Action Reaction (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Action Reaction (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decagon Gallery announces a call for artists for the Action Reaction online photography exhibition. The gallery seeks photographic works that capture the dynamic interplay between action and reaction in our world.

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Enter by: 15 March 2024

Photographers are invited to submit images that explore the cause-and-effect relationships, moments of impact, and chain reactions that shape our lives and environment. Whether it’s a split-second reaction to a decisive action or a series of events unfolding over time, submit your visual interpretations of this theme.

Selected works will be featured in an online curated exhibition on the gallery’s website, providing a platform for photographers to showcase their interpretations of the Action Reaction Exhibition to a wide audience.

  • A cash award of $200 and one copy of the exhibition catalogue will be given to the First Place entry and the photographer will be offered a free gallery in the Featured section of the gallery’s website. This winning entry will be promoted on social media.
  • The Second Place entry will be given a cash award of $100 and one copy of the exhibition catalogue and promotion on social media.
  • The Third Place entry will be given a cash award of $50 and promoted on social media.

About Decagon Gallery

Decagon Gallery is an online photography gallery based in Brooklyn, New York, that offers photographers a curated platform to showcase their work and connect with art enthusiasts worldwide.

The gallery maintains a robust online presence through its website and social media. It promotes through email marketing, social media, and collaborations with other art organizations.

Photographers are promoted through juried exhibitions, several entry-free exhibitions, the featured artists section of the gallery’s website, unique solo exhibitions, and an online platform that offers fine art prints for sale from photographers.

For more information, contact info@decagongallery.com

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Motion (Virtual And London Art Show) – Call For Artists

Motion (Virtual And London Art Show) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Holy Art Gallery announces a call for artists for the Motion exhibition. The show will be hosted on the Holy Art Gallery’s website and two screens in the London gallery. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit artwork in any medium for consideration including, but not limited to painting, photography, printmaking, video art, installation, films, sculpting, mixed media, poems, and illustration. The theme is open.

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Enter by: 10 February 2024

Motion Exhibition Dates: 16 February – 16 March 2024

With this virtual show, The Holy Art Gallery aims to reach a wide audience and provide a seamless experience for both artists and viewers.

About The Holy Art Gallery

The Holy Art Gallery is committed to providing unique opportunities for artists and art enthusiasts alike. They pride themselves on being a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their work. Their goal is to create a community where creativity thrives and connections are made.

The Holy Art Gallery believes that art should be accessible to everyone. That’s why they strive to make their gallery spaces welcoming and open for all. They want people from all walks of life to come in and experience different forms of art, whether it is paintings, sculptures, installations, or mixed media pieces. They aim to educate and inspire our visitors by providing information about the works on display and the artists behind them.

Shy of three years old, the gallery has already established permanent spaces in London, Athens, and New York City. They have hosted shows across the world in places like Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Paros, Chios, and Milan.

For more information, contact virtual@theholyart.com

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Perspectives: Abstracts In Art (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Perspectives: Abstracts In Art (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists (STCEA) announces a call for artists for an online art exhibition, Perspectives: Abstracts In Art.

This vibrant and accessible art exhibit celebrates the beauty and diversity of abstract art. The Perspectives exhibition showcases the ways in which artists communicate emotion, energy, and imagination through non-representational forms involving colors, patterns, textures, shapes, lines, concepts, and emotions.

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Enter by: 15 March 2024

All mediums and styles are welcome. 20% of exhibit proceeds benefit Equal Justice Initiative, one of STCEA’s favorite non-profits and a champion of criminal justice reform and racial justice. A Best in Show (cash prize) and Awards of Distinction will be awarded to the works of highest artistic merit based on technical skill, creativity, innovation, and adherence to theme. An Artists’ Choice and People’s Choice award will be selected based on popular vote.

STCEA provides a safe space for you to build creative confidence. Have your work evaluated through a competitive juried show process that is welcoming to art students, new and emerging artists, and seasoned artists alike. Having your work displayed in an international juried show is a great way to boost your artistic presence, increase sales, and build your exhibition portfolio for future show opportunities, gallery representation, or entrance to MFA programs – or just for fun and personal growth. Online exhibits are good for the environment and your pocketbook – you save shipping fees and artwork preparation costs as your work is professionally displayed in an online gallery with shareable links for your website and social media feeds. Plus, direct viewers to your online shop, where you’ll keep 100% of the proceeds for any artwork sold.

About Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists

Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists believes in art that does good and makes the world a better place. STCEA donates a portion of the proceeds from every exhibition to support local and national non-profits doing good work in the communities they serve. Needs addressed through the contributions from STCEA exhibits include food security and basic living needs, racial equity, environment and natural resources, substance abuse and mental health services, animal rights and care, refugee resettlement, music education, affordable housing, and health and human services.

For more information, contact southerntierartists@gmail.com

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