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Here Comes The Sun (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Here Comes The Sun (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Art Center Sarasota announces a call for artists for “Here Comes the Sun,” a juried exhibition showcasing the wide-ranging talents of regional artists, July 23-August 20. An opening reception will take place on Friday, July 23, 6-8 p.m. The juror is Tampa-based artist and first-place recipient of the Kennedy Center’s 2020 VSA Emerging Artists Award, Savannah Magnolia.

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Deadline: 4 Jul 2021

All artworks for Here Comes the Sun will only be submitted online for jurying. This exhibition is open to all regional artists to showcase their work at Art Center Sarasota (ACS). This show is open to all media types.

Juror will see all requested information except the artist’s name. ACS Exhibition Committee asks jurors to make all selections based solely on artistic merit. Awards will be chosen by the juror in person when all works are onsite and installed at Art Center Sarasota. Art Center Sarasota is located at 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Five Awards are given per show: First, Second, and Third Place plus two Merit Awards and four Special Awards. First place winner receives $800, Second Place $600, Third Place $400, each Merit Award $100 and each Special Award $50. All winners are required to fill out a W9 form prior to receiving a cash prize.

About Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota was the first arts and cultural institution in Sarasota, FL. It was founded in 1926 as the “Sarasota Art Association” by Marcia Rader, the art supervisor for the Sarasota County schools district. In the early years, the group met monthly and sponsored exhibits in rented facilities. The Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1943. It has been in its current location in the Sarasota Bayfront Cultural District since 1949.

Art Center Sarasota is a member-supported organization that offers curated and juried exhibitions, adult and youth education programs, outreach initiatives for underserved youth, and culturally related public programming. It is admission-free and open to all public. Its mission is to inspire individual creative expression, nurture artistic talent, and provide the community with accessible and diverse visual art opportunities.

For more information, contact artcentersarasota@gmail.com.

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The Other Art Fair Los Angeles September 2021 – Call For Artists

The Other Art Fair Los Angeles September 2021 – Call For Artists

Applications are now open for the Fall edition of The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, a leading fair for emerging and independent artists. The fair will take place from September 23-26, 2021 at Barker Hangar.

Each applicant is carefully considered by the selection committee. The judges take time to look at the submitted works, CV, and artist statement.

 

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Deadline: 30 Jun 2021

Applications are free and non-binding. Participation fees start at $2,375 +tax for a 16 linear foot booth.

If successful, your Fair Package will include:

  • A booth at The Other Art Fair Los Angeles in-person at Barker Hanger, Santa Monica
  • Inclusion in an Online Studios e-commerce platform pre- and post- Fair
  • Support from a dedicated team in preparation for and following the Fair
  • Meet gallerists, collectors, and enthusiastic art buyers face-to-face
  • 130,000 art lover database, all who receive regular e-newsletters
  • 1.25 Million combined social media followers across the platforms of Saatchi Art and The Other Art Fair
  • Access to pre-Fair preparation workshops in operations, marketing, and curation, led by the Fair team
  • Lifetime membership of The Other Art Fair’s Artist Community, with access to insider newsletters, professional networking, and social events
  • Invite to the exhibitor-only Facebook Community

About The Other Art Fair

The Other Art Fair was born from a realization of the disparity between art lovers eager to discover the next big thing and talented artists struggling to gain recognition. Ten years on, 2021 and beyond will see The Other Art Fair entering a new digital chapter. Alongside the onsite events we all love, The Other Art Fair is launching a forward-thinking online experience using virtual reality, augmented reality, and live streaming. This global initiative will give art lovers year-round access to buying and interacting with today’s leading emerging artists.

For more information, contact briana@theotherartfair.com.

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Decatur Artway VII (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Artway VII (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for the Decatur Artway VII. It kicks off another year as Decatur’s outdoor gallery, featuring five selected sculptures scattered throughout the city of Decatur, Georgia. Sculptures will be displayed on temporary loan for two years, creating a dynamic rotating collection of public art around town. The sculpture must be available for the duration of the two-year contract with $2000 lease payment for the artist.

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Deadline: 6 Aug 2021

All submissions for the Decatur Artway VII must be professionally constructed of durable materials which will withstand the elements. All durable outdoor media are encouraged.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Georgia, is a friendly little tree-lined suburb called Decatur. Decatur’s four square miles are a haven for foodies, arts lovers, hippies, families, and all the young at heart. Decatur blends the best of small-town life with the convenience of city living. The City of Decatur’s 25,000 residents represent a diverse population with a wide range of age groups, racial backgrounds, and economic levels. Of particular note – Decatur has one of the highest education levels in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Decatur employees, primarily concentrated in the downtown commercial district, represent an important demographic.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. The Decatur Arts Alliance sponsors the annual festivals and special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur as well as develop the city as a strong arts community.

Public art has long been recognized as a community asset, but because many of its benefits seem intangible, it is often treated as a low priority, especially during challenging economic times. The Decatur Arts Alliance has shown that prioritizing public art can lead to increased levels of community engagement and social cohesion.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Art Resilience Exhibition (Online) – Call For Artists

Art Resilience Exhibition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou are pleased to announce a call for artists for the 7th juried online Art Resilience exhibition. Up to two works may be exhibited per artist. Categories are painting, gouache, drawing, photography, and sculpture.

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Deadline: 15 Jul 2021

The selection is announced to the candidate within 48 hours following his candidacy. Prizes awarded by jury.

Art Resilience Exhibition Awards

  • 1° Award 200 euros
  • 2° Award 150 euros
  • Painting award (Medal)
  • Graphics award (Medal)
  • Sculpture award (Medal)
  • Photography award (Medal)

About Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou

The international Art Resilience exhibition is related to the art movement Art Resilience founded by Ksenia Milicevic in 2014. The exhibition is sponsored by Art Museum of Saint-Frajou, France.
This museum presents a permanent collection constituted by paintings, sculpture, and drawings. In different periods of the year, the museum can welcome temporary exhibitions of paintings and sculptures. These temporary exhibitions allow various artists to expose their works to the public. The museum organizes CinéArt, conferences, and painting and drawing classes for adults and children.

For more information, contact ksenia.milicevic@gmail.com.

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The 2nd Half: 50 Or Older Online Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

The 2nd Half: 50 Or Older Online Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for The 2nd Half: 50 or Older online exhibition. Works in acrylic, airbrush, assemblage, charcoal, color pencil, collage, digital art, drawings, encaustic, fiber art, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, painting, pastel, photography (traditional and digital), and watercolor will be considered.

“The viewpoints and experiences that come with age are invaluable lessons to us all on how to live life – and live it well.”

 

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Deadline: 20 Jun 2021

Entry: $35 for up to 3 images

The 2nd Half online exhibition is open to any and all artists 50 years old or older. All local, national, and international artists, professional and amateur will be considered in this call for art. All artists who submit to this show will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on the Las Laguna Gallery website and to their client list. Artist notification: June 27, 2021. Commission: 65% to the artist.

About Las Laguna Gallery

Las Laguna Gallery is a contemporary and fine art gallery that features art from a diverse group of artists, representing a variety of mediums. Since 2013, they have held open calls for art, calls for entry, and calls for art opportunities for artists to sell their art in a gallery. The gallery is located at 577 S Coast Hwy, Unit A-1, Laguna Beach, California 92651. They make it a point to curate artwork that is interesting and engaging to the art collector, lover, and novice.

Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally, and internationally – through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.

Laguna Village is an artist alcove on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and there is live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Regional Art Exhibition (Knoxville, TN) – Call For Artists

Regional Art Exhibition (Knoxville, TN) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Dogwood Arts announces a call for artists for the Regional Art Exhibition, showcasing fine art of all kinds from emerging and established artists throughout the Knoxville, TN, region. The juried exhibition will be on display in the upper gallery at the Emporium Center in Downtown Knoxville from June 4-25, 2021. An independent juror with significant ties to local, regional, and national creative culture will review each application, select the participants, and award monies totaling $2,000 at the opening celebration on Friday, June 4th from 5-8 PM.

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Deadline: 9 May 2021

​For the 2021 regional art exhibition, artworks must have been completed in the last two years by artists 18 years of age and older that live permanently within 500 miles of Downtown Knoxville.

Calendar

  • Sunday, May 9th (11:59PM): Application deadline ($15 Fee – 100% of the application fees cover award monies)
  • Monday, May 17th: Notification of acceptance via email
  • Tuesday, June 1st: Artwork must be delivered to the Emporium Center (Artwork can also be delivered or mailed to the Dogwood Arts office May 17th-21st)
  • June 4-25th: Exhibition Dates
  • June 4th: Exhibition Opening and Award Ceremony 5:00-8:00pm at the Emporium Center

Juror

The exhibition will be juried by Althea Murphy-Price. Murphy-Price began her studies in Fine Art at Spelman College before receiving her Master of Arts in Printmaking and Painting from Purdue University and later studying at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University where she earned her Master of Fine Arts. Her artwork has been shown widely throughout the country as well as international cities in Spain, China, Japan, Italy, and Sweden. Her writings and work have been featured in such publications as Art Papers Magazine, CAA Reviews, Contemporary Impressions Journal, Art in Print, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Process, and Printmakers Today.

Regional Art Exhibition Artist Benefits

The Dogwood Arts Regional Art Exhibition is a top notch showcase of emerging and established artists in the South. The show has a long-standing reputation of excellence and is well-attended by local artists, buyers, and art lovers alike. The opening reception will take place on a First Friday in June in a prominent gallery in Knoxville, TN with guaranteed exposure for clients and buyers. Participating artists will be eligible for over $2,000 in award monies that will be distributed at the opening reception.

About Dogwood Arts

With over 20 annual events and programs, Dogwood Arts promotes and celebrates the art, culture, and natural beauty of the Knoxville, TN, region all year long. Dogwood Arts has a 65-year history of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in East Tennessee. With the financial support of corporate sponsors, grant funding, local government investment, and private donors, they produce 20 year-round events and programs that help make Knoxville a great place to live, work, and play.

Dogwood Arts supports artists at every level, from kindergarten to professionals through a variety of exhibitions, programs, and festivals.

For more information, contact shannon@dogwoodarts.com.

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Visualizing the Past Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Visualizing the Past Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Smithtown Township Arts Council and Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition, Visualizing The Past. The theme is poet Emily Dickinson’s phrase: “Memory is a strange Bell—Jubilee, and Knell.” The exhibition is open to multiple responses to the metaphor: a bell that summons the public to a joyous celebration or rings mournfully to signal loss.

 

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Deadline: 30 Jun 2021

For Visualizing the Past, artists may explore the role of remembrance—from personal reflections to universal emotions—through abstract, representational, or mixed modalities. Visual evocations of past events, landscapes, people, scenes, objects, or structures can make intangible thoughts, emotions, and concepts visible to the mind’s eye. Images that preserve the past can retard decay and disappearance. Conversely, they could give form to the inevitable ravages of time.

Whether invoking the highs or lows of cultural memory, artists can suggest what remains after a physical presence, event, or emotion has vanished. The exhibition is open to varied interpretations of the subject, from literal or narrative-inspired to far-ranging or symbolic. Representational images of remembered sights, activities, impressions, or atmosphere as well as surrealistic or abstract evocations related to the subject are welcome. Expressions may range from positive images to more melancholy soundings.

Visualizing the Past Artist Benefits

Selected artists for Visualizing the Past will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that has been in business for more than fifty years and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The building was built in 1838 and has five gallery rooms, 11 foot ceilings, and lots of natural light. Artists will have the opportunity to have their art judged from national entries by art critic and cultural journalist, Carol Strickland for awards $1200 Best in Show, $800 Second Place, and $400 Third Place.

About Smithtown Township Arts Council

Incorporated in 1972, Smithtown Township Arts Council (STAC) offers a unique combination of historical preservation, cultural promotion, and arts exhibition. The Council has been committed to the arts in Suffolk County for forty-six years, working to provide a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art and cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public’s daily lives and civic responsibilities. They believe the arts are indispensable in building good character in the citizens of the community as they foster communication, offer new insights on the world, and add to the greater appreciation of both life and society.

Since 1978, the Council has made its home in the historic Mills Pond House. Occupied by the prosperous Mills family (early settlers of the Town of Smithtown) until 1976, this area is a rare survival of an agricultural hamlet once common on Long Island. William Wickham Mills (a man of wealth and social prominence) inherited the family land and began to construct the Mills Pond House in 1838. This Greek Revival style home is the earliest documented architect-designed house in the area.

About Mills Pond Gallery

The Mills Pond Gallery strives to promote an active process of exploration involving creativity and the arts, providing inspiring and enjoyable opportunities for visitors to explore different points of view, challenge preconceptions and prejudices, and foster critical thinking. They hope that the public will relate the art exhibited to their own life experiences, creating new links and understanding. Dedicated to showcasing the artistic development and achievements of the region and nation, the gallery’s exhibitions provide diverse art experiences for individuals and reach the local communities through classes, special events, and community outreach programs. Focusing on active and collaborative learning through the medium of art, they bring arts and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and diverse artistic heritage.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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Open Theme / All Media Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Open Theme / All Media Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for an Open Theme / All Media exhibition. Artists are encouraged to submit their best representational and non-representational art. Acceptable mediums include acrylic, airbrush, charcoal, collage, color pencil, computer art, digital art, digital photography, drawings, encaustic, fiber arts, garments, glass art, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, pastel, pen and ink, photo assemblage, printmaking, sculpture, traditional photography, video, and watercolor.

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Deadline: 12 Sept 2021

All artists who submit to Open Theme / All Media will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on the gallery’s website. A select number of artists possibly will be selected to send their work to the gallery for the in-person exhibition at the brick and mortar Las Laguna Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally, and internationally; through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and there is live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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In Bloom Exhibition (West De Pere, WI) – Call For Artists

In Bloom Exhibition (West De Pere, WI) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Artless Bastard Gallery announces a call for artists for the In Bloom exhibition. Spring is here and the flowers and trees are starting to bloom. Artless Bastard loves this time of year when the color starts to return and the flowers start to poke out from the ground. For this group, juried exhibition, Artless Bastard is seeking original artwork where the main theme is flowers, floral, and / or botanicals.

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Deadline: 16 May 2021

The gallery is located in historic downtown De Pere, Wisconsin. It is a place for all levels of artists to showcase and have a chance to sell their artwork. The gallery hosts tall ceilings, exposed brick walls and a small gift shop area. They have an opening reception for each new group show, showcase the artwork live on Facebook, and post it to their Instagram.

About Artless Bastard Gallery

Artless Bastard gallery is about supporting all levels of artists. They believe everyone should have a chance to sell their work in a gallery and have it featured in a professional atmosphere. It’s a great opportunity to reach a different audience and gain new followers. The gallery connects artists to the community and support you and your artwork. They want you to succeed! The gallery’s podcast helps artists learn about and grow their business.

For more information, contact hello@artlessbastard.com.

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Art Over Time Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Art Over Time Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Art Over Time, a national juried exhibition to be held July 3 to August 15, 2021. This exhibition is designed for artists over the age of 65. All media, forms/sizes (2/D, 3/D, photography, film/video when part of another medium, performance, and fiber art) including large scale works will be accommodated.

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Deadline: 29 Apr 2021

Entry Fee: $35/per set of 3 images ($5 each additional image)

This second juried show of BWAC’s exhibition season, Art Over Time, seeks to highlight and honor the excellent works of artists who have, with grit and fortitude, pursued a call and commitment to artistic practice. Now is a good time to look at art through a lens that values extended practice and continual renewal, allowing ideas to ferment and grow as in fine wine.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 3, 2021 from 1-6 P.M.

Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday, July 3, 2021 – Sunday, August 15, 2021, weekends 1-6 P.M.

Juror: Charlotta Kotik, independent curator, former Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Art Over Time Prizes

  • Best of Show Gold: One year Membership with BWAC, inclusion in BWAC’s Fall Show, links to your website and social media on a special profile directory on BWAC’s website and inclusion into Artsy
  • Best of Show Silver: Fall Show participation and links to your website and social media on a special profile directory on BWAC’s website or inclusion into Artsy
  • Certificate of Recognition: Links to your website and social media on a special profile directory on BWAC’s website and promotion of this year’s submission

Art Over Time will be shown on the BWAC virtual gallery exhibition space on Artsy.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.

For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

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