4heads announces a call for artists for the 12th Annual Portal: Governors Island (formerly Governors Island Art Fair), New York’s largest independent exhibition. Portal will feature scores of artists of exceptional talent. Each will be awarded an exhibition room or large outdoor space in the historic and beautifully dilapidated buildings of Colonels Row. The lines between artwork and its environment are blurred across the lawns and landmark houses of bucolic Governors Island.
Deadline: 12 Jun 2019 (extended deadline)
Application fee: $45
Fair dates: Every weekend in September 2019
Once selected by 4heads jury, your 12th Annual Portal: Governors Island exhibition space is free. The entire massive event is free to the general public. Touted as New York’s largest independent exhibition, Portal: GI welcomes over 40,000 visitors annually in New York Harbor. You are free to present your work, your way, at this acclaimed independent art fair in New York City. Because 4heads works hard to keep artists’ costs to a bare minimum, gallery scouts, journalists, and collectors know that this is where to find the freshest talent. They come back every year to see what’s been discovered. Many past Portal artists have launched their art careers here.
The NY Times succinctly identified 4heads’ target audience with the headline, “Art Fair for the 99%”. They aim their 12th Annual Portal: Governors Island outreach to the public and artists alike. They are an economically and culturally diverse population of all ages as well as non-arts-going audiences. Portal:GI exhibitors are over 50% female, 35% non-white, and ages 14 to 89. Arts education outreach youth participants, who also show at Portal:GI, are 70% female and 80% non-white, including 85 children from AHRC NYC with developmental disabilities. Education program youth participants raise awareness for nonprofits including Lower East Side Girls Club, Chinatown Y, Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, and AHRC NYC, who serve children with developmental disabilities and K-12 youth from underserved communities.
4heads is the New York City non-profit organization created by artists for artists that has produced Portal: Governors Island since 2008. As an artist-created organization, 4heads cultivates a supportive community by hosting free, large-scale art fairs and studio residency programs for under-represented artists. They tailor arts education programs for underserved youth. With a strong focus on artistic excellence and inclusion, 4heads revitalize historic spaces with contemporary art. They continue to enrich and expand the creative community – a socially, economically, and culturally diverse reflection of New York City itself.
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The Art Barn School of Art is delighted to announce a call for artists for the 26th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, to be held May 18 through June 27, 2019. The purpose of the exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional works of art. The exhibition attracts entries from artists from Northwest Indiana, Chicago suburbs, and Southwest Michigan.
Deadline: 1 May 2019
- Early Bird Deadline entry deadline April 20 fee ($25)
- Regular entry deadline May 1 fee ($35)
- Delivery of work for jury May 3 & 4
All proceeds generated from this exhibition, aside from awards, support Art Barn School of Art educational programs and exhibitions.
Juried Art Exhibition Juror
The Art Barn School of Art is pleased to announce celebrated artist and long-time faculty member of Indiana University South Bend, Alan Larkin, as the 2019 juror. He will bring an expert eye to this year’s exhibition and help Art Barn insure the highest standards and integrity in the jury process.
Alan Larkin received a BA in art from Carleton College and an MFA in printmaking from the Pennsylvania State University. He taught drawing and printmaking for almost forty years at Indiana University South Bend. His prizes have included the top prize in the Pastel Journal’s 2016 Pastel 100 Competition, Best of Show awards at the 75th and 91st Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition in Indianapolis, and best Still Life award in the 2018 NOAPS fall online competition. Alan Larkin is known for his work in oil, pastel, and etching.
Juried Art Exhibition Artist Benefits
Art Barn provides numerous purchase and merit awards totaling $4,000. Artists between the ages of 18-25 are encouraged to apply and are eligible for the Jan Sullivan Emerging Artist Award. If the artist wishes to have their work considered for a purchase or merit award pieces must be priced at following levels: $300, $400, or $500. Artists 25 years of age or under are eligible for the $200 Jan Sullivan Emerging Artist Award.
The Art Barn receives 35% of sale proceeds, with 65% to the artist. Indiana sales tax is applicable. A payment check will be issued within 30 days of the exhibition closing. All Purchase and Merit Awards go solely to the artist.
The Art Barn campus welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds. Part of Their audience development efforts include providing access to the arts for under-served audiences. Art Barn recognizes that they must prioritize access to the arts for those with limited financial means or those living with physical or cognitive disabilities. They have several initiatives in place or on the horizon, including free events and ADA accessible facilities. Admission and parking is free to enable all community members and extended families the ability to attend regardless of income level.
About Art Barn School of Art
The Art Barn fosters art education and cultural access for residents, businesses, and partners in the community. The mission of the Art Barn School of Art is to provide quality art education programs for all ages in a supportive, creative environment in order to enrich the quality of life in the region. Their vision is to be a recognized forum for the arts in a collaborative, community-based setting which provides an idyllic and supportive place for exploration, growth, inspiration, and development of artistic endeavors.
Art Barn School of Art is dedicated to fostering a love of art in its unique 69-acre environment in Porter County, IN. The Art Barn offers a full range of art education classes for children and adults. It is a venue for performing arts and weddings. In the Spring, the Art Barn walls fill floor to ceiling for the annual juried art exhibition (with a 12-year history). In September, Art Barn hosts it’s annual outdoor Art Blitz which engages visitors in art-making, demonstrations, live music, and food.
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Las Laguna Gallery is now accepting original submissions of artwork by those fifty years of age and older for a group exhibition, The Second Half. There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, and work may be traditional or digital. This is an open theme call for entry.
Deadline: 7 May 2019
The Second Half entry fee is $35. Artist notification on May 11th, 2019. Show date on June 6th, 2019 to June 28, 2019. Artist / Gallery split – 65% Artist / 35% Gallery.
Themed shows sometimes serve as a vehicle for radical social change. They are an effective strategy to address the pressing issues of our time. This particular exhibition opportunity addresses age discrimination.
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. Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community. They curate artwork that is interesting and engaging to the art collector, art lover, and novice.
Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove that offers artist galleries, jewelry shops, and unique specialty stores. Situated on a cliff, Laguna Village is one of the only three locations in Laguna Beach that offers unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. This gallery located in Central Laguna features valet parking, a restaurant and bar, and live music in the fire-side theatre nightly. Las Laguna Gallery is a member of ArtWalk Laguna Beach. This location is part of the free trolley system that runs through Laguna Beach.
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Ann Arbor Art Center announces a call for artists for Odds and Ends, an exhibition of collage works. Referencing both classic and contemporary techniques, the exhibition surveys how traditions have evolved and celebrates the ways artists find to continually re-imagine materials. This exhibition welcomes artists that employ a range of collage techniques in any medium (2-D and 3-D). In addition to traditional paper collages, artists working in performance, sculpture, installation, ceramics, sound, and digital media are encouraged to submit work for consideration.
Deadline: 19 Apr 2019
The Odds and Ends call for entry is open to any artist over the age of 18 who currently resides in the US. Artists are invited to submit up to three images per $35 entry in any combination of individual artwork or detail images. Artworks must have been created within the past three years and not previously shown in any other Ann Arbor Art Center exhibitions. There are no restrictions on artwork dimensions however artists are encouraged to review the gallery space diagram to help guide their submission.
The Odds and Ends jurying process is anonymous; however, artists must submit a bio and CV as separate .doc or .pdf documents. Label the files using the following format: Lastname_Firstname_Bio and Lastname_Firstname_CV. This is a juried exhibition and all entries must be submitted digitally for consideration. Submission does not guarantee artwork acceptance and submission fees are non-refundable. Submissions will not be accepted past the deadline.
Accepted artwork must arrive “ready to hang” – the Art Center reserves the right to decline artworks that do not meet gallery standards or do not represent artist submission. Artists are expected to provide components necessary for special/nontraditional installations. For shipped artwork, artists are responsible for all shipping costs and insurance, if applicable. It is preferable that artworks are for sale. The Art Center retains a 50% commission on all sold artwork.
Odds And Ends Juror: John Gutoskey
John Gutoskey is an artist, designer, printmaker, and collector. Early in his career, John worked as a costume designer and as a specialist in costume crafts, where he worked on productions in New York City and across the US in theater, opera, dance, film, and television. He taught classes in millinery, mask making, and fabric dyeing at the University of Michigan in the Department of Theater.
In the 1990‘s, John returned to his studio with a newfound interest in making art on his own terms. It resulted in an outpouring of new work. Exploring the media of assemblage (through found objects), collage, printmaking, and installation, he was inspired by the works of Joseph Cornell, Betye Saar, Lucas Samaras, outsider art, Art Brut, and religious art to evolve his own unmistakable style: a perfect mirror for his gregarious, highly animated personality. The obsessive collector in Gutoskey met the trained visual artist half-way.
John earned his BFA in theater design with a minor in sculpture from Webster University in St. Louis. He earned his MFA from the University of Michigan’s School of Art & Design where he studied printmaking & installation art, and also completed a certificate in LGBTQ Studies. John is the owner of JG Studio and the A2 Print Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Important dates for artists
- Submission deadline: Friday, April 19 at 11:59PM (MST)
- All artists notified of juror selections: Monday, April 22 via email
- Accepted artwork delivery deadline: Monday, May 6
- Opening party / Juror awards presentation: Friday, May 10 (6-9pm)
- Exhibition closes: Saturday, June 1
- Pick-up of work: Sunday, June 2 – Thursday, June 6
Odds And Ends Artist Benefits
Artists will be in the running for a number of monetary awards. Additionally, they will be featured throughout various social media accounts for the duration of the show. Best in Show awards the winner $500. Second place awards $200, and the third is a $100 prize.
The Ann Arbor Art Center is located right in the midst of downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, a hot spot of shopping and restaurants, which give ample foot traffic to our exhibitions in the 117 Gallery. Opening parties average around a few hundred people. Online stats are as follows:
- Facebook Page: 22K likes
- Instagram Page: 3650 likes
- Twitter Page: 4K likes
About the Ann Arbor Art Center
For 109 years, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been a contemporary forum for the visual arts. Through exhibitions, public art, and art experiences, the Art Center engages over 50,000 people annually in collaboration and exploration of art. The Art Center is located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, MI.
Since 1909, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been sparking creativity in people of all ages and artistic abilities. The mission: “to be a contemporary forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, collaboration and exhibition, and to engage minds, expand perspectives and inspire growth in students of all ages, teachers, artists and the community.”
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Joshua Tree Art Gallery (JTAG) Expo 2019 is an open call for artists to present new works of art to be included in a salon style exhibition in Joshua Tree, CA. This annual community showcase allows all artists to show their most current work. Opening date is June 15 – 30, 2019.
Deadline: 10 May 2019
Work must be delivered to gallery by June 10th between 10 am – 12 pm. Artwork may be mailed to P.O. Box 1107 Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Mail in artwork must be accompanied with a post paid return mailing.
There are cash awards for Expo 2019 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners. The show will be promoted on the JTAG website and Artsy. This is one JTAG’s largest attended events during the year. All works are for sale. There is no commissions on artist works sold. Opening receptions attract hundreds of visitors. Shows are covered in the regional press and online media.
About Joshua Tree Art Gallery
JTAG is the premiere gallery located in Joshua Tree, CA. JTAG has been a community based gallery for over ten years. It is located in downtown Joshua Tree, CA, next to Joshua Tree National Park. JTAG is a not for profit gallery offering opportunities for artists to present new works of art and providing educational workshops and lectures by artists. Joshua Tree, CA, has over three million visitors a year.
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Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition, Transformations, August 17 – September 14, 2019. Juried by Carol Fabricatore, Transformations seeks visual works that explore the artist’s take on what persona or alter ego is present in their artwork. Transform into something you would like to present as a public image of yourself. It could be a self-portrait that transforms you into who, what, or how you would like the public to see you, or whatever your alter ego may be.
Deadline: 18 Jun 2019
The exhibition will accept drawing and/or painting in any 2D mediums traditional or digital. No photography.
Entry fee: $45/3 images.
Transformations entrants will have the opportunity to have their work juried by artist and 24 year faculty member at School of Visual Arts NYC, Graduate, MFA, Illustration As Visual Essay. Selected artists will have the opportunity to win the following Awards: Best In Show $700, Second Place $500, Third Place $300.
About Mills Pond Gallery
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 Iland. William Wickham Mills 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.
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, exhibitions provide diverse art experiences for individuals. They reach 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.
About Smithtown Township Arts Council
Incorporated in 1972, Smithtown Township Arts Council offers a unique combination of historical preservation, cultural promotion, and arts exhibitions. The Council has been committed to the arts in Suffolk County for forty-six years. They work 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 communities. The Council fosters communication, offers new insights on the world, and adds to the greater appreciation of both life and society.
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View announces a call for artists for the 2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition. The exhibition celebrates one of the most accessible and loved media, the art of pastel, made by artists across the nation. In the 15th century, using pastels, pigmented sticks, or crayons to apply color to a substrate originated. In the 18th century, pastels were popularly used for portrait painting. James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Mary Cassatt used pastels to great painterly effect in the late 1880s to create evocative landscapes and intimate moments. The Society of Painters in Pastel was founded in 1883 in New York. The medium became popular across the country by the early 1900s.
Deadline: 12 Apr 2019
2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition Judges
Juror of Selection: Jodie Kain
Jodie Kain’s first studio experience was in Robert Beverly Hale’s anatomy class at the Art Students League of New York. This experience set the base of her artistic approach: an emphasis on strict anatomical modeling and other elements of the classical method. Building on this academic tradition, Jodie studied under photorealist Rob Neffson. Later, the opportunity to live in London and attend The Heatherley School of Fine Art arose. This training was supplemented by figure study classes at several artist’s studios.
After a career in high-end graphics systems, the Bargue and Cast curriculum at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston refreshed Jodie’s passion for realist painting. Jodie works exclusively in pastels, as it provides a tactile experience that deepens her connection to the subject. In her Boston studio, she focuses on the quiet reflective moments in life. Her paintings vibrate with emotion, set within a rhythmic world.
Jodie’s work has been recognized in a series of regional and national exhibits. Two of the most prominent have been The Guild of Boston Artists 2017 and 2018 Regional Juried Exhibitions. Among the awards Jodie has been honored to receive, two were from the 2018 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, one of which was Second Place.
Juror of Awards: Ingrid Van Slyke, PSA, IAPS, NAWA
Ingrid exhibits her work nationally and throughout the Northeast. Her pastel works have earned her numerous awards and honors. Including the Cape Cod award given at the Pastel Society of America exhibition in New York City. She is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Adirondack Pastel Society, International Association of Pastel Societies, and the National Association of Women Artists. Ingrid teaches pastel and painting workshops . She is represented at Gallery 46 in Lake Placid, NY.
2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition Awards
Through the generous donation of supporters, View and the 2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition is able to offer awards and prizes ranging from $100 – $1,000.
The Adirondacks provide a source of inspiration and opportunity for artistic expression. View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It serves as a community center, a conference facility, and a venue for special events. Founded in 1951, View is a multi-arts center in Old Forge, New York, housed in facility (2011) designed for arts programming.
Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America for its juried exhibitions. It shows the work of regional and local artists in the smaller galleries. Four galleries are airy and light, offering excellent viewing and display. Gould Hall is a jewel of a performance space with great acoustics and intimate seating. The Meyda Tiffany and Lighting Creative Arts wing offers classes for artists. View serves as a community center for the region, hosting meetings, and housing the Kinderwood Preschool.
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BOJUart Gallery in Virginia Beach announces a national call to contemporary artists working in all mediums, excluding video, for the juried group exhibition Multiple Xpressions. Submissions must be original artwork submitted by the creator of the work. The gallery will only accept living artist’s work 18 or older created within the last two years.
Deadline: 17 Mar 2019
Gallery and online exhibition: April 5, 2019 – May 4, 2019
Opening reception: April 5, 2019 from 6-9PM
Submission fee is nonrefundable $25 for up to 5 entries. The entry fee must be paid to complete the submission.
Works selected for the exhibition will be in the BOJUart Gallery. Accepted artwork for live exhibit should be appropriate for exhibition (framed, wired to hang, etc.) and shipped/delivered to BOJUart Gallery no later than April 1, 2019 by 6PM. Gallery is open to accept shipped or delivered artwork on: March 21, 22, 23; March 28, 29, 30; and April 1, 2.
All submitted artwork must be for retail sale. Artists will receive 60% of retail sale price. Retail sale price submitted by the artist aligns with to their published retail sales in other galleries, online, or art fairs.
Multiple Xpressions Artist Benefits
Exhibits are promoted via social media and regional paid digital advertising. The gallery is the only contemporary art gallery in Virginia Beach. It is located in the ViBe Creative District. The ViBe Creative District promotes the gallery extending the reach. The exhibit is online. BOJUart donates a portion of every artist’s piece sold to a cause of their choice.
BOJUart is an original contemporary art curation and gallery representing local, regional, statewide, and national artists. They connect new and established collectors, interior designers, architects, and businesses to a diverse portfolio of original contemporary artists. Ranging from large-scale environmental photography to mixed media, painting and glass, the work is on display in the studio gallery in Virginia Beach’s creative ViBe District. The gallery features a rotating visiting artist pop up exhibit in addition to the gallery’s collection of artists.
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Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) announces a call for artists for Far and Wide. Artists are invited to submit up to five works that are innovative in form and content or that have been created within the parameters of traditional genres but nevertheless break new ground. Open to artists living and working in the United States.
Deadline: 17 Mar 2019
Juror: Kimberly Camp, former President and CEO of the Barnes Foundation. She has had a distinguished career in the arts, both as a museum administrator and practicing artist.
Far And Wide Artist Benefits
Applying to Far and Wide will bring your work to the attention of an important curator. Exhibiting your work at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum will put you at the center of an important arts renaissance happening now in the historic Hudson Valley just north of New York City. Exhibitions are well attended and our opening receptions attract hundreds of visitors. Shows are covered in the regional press and online media.
Win one of the following awards:
- The Arthur Harris Best in Show Award ($500)
- Nicholas Buhalis Award for Artistic Excellence in Abstract/Figurative or Figurative Work ($500)
Far and Wide is one of WAAM’s most important exhibitions of the year. It will be heavily promoted through print, social media, email, and their website. Visitors to WAAM will experience a unique national survey of the art currently being created across the country.
About Woodstock Artists Association and Museum
The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) is located in historic Woodstock, New York. They are celebrating their 100 year anniversary this year. Visitors will visit Woodstock in especially high numbers this year due to the 50 year anniversary celebration of the famous Woodstock music festival. WAAM’s own centennial celebration will feature many special events honoring the continuing importance of the historic Woodstock Artist Colony.
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View, a multi-media arts center in Old Forge, seeks artists working in watermedia for the 2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. This exhibition is considered one of the top ten watermedia exhibitions in the nation. It draws artists and audiences from all over. Each year, artists compete to receive over $12,000 in prizes and awards. The exhibition is open to artists working in watercolors. All works must be of original design and execution, comprised of 90% watermedia.
Deadline: 5 Apr 2019
Collage and works previously exhibited at View are not eligible for submission. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $30 for View members and $40 for guests, which enables an artist to submit up to two works. Each artist may submit a total of five works at a cost of an additional $10 per work. The submission fees help to support View’s gallery programs.
2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors Awards
- The Beechmont First & Gold Medallion: $2500
- The Ruth G. Rosenau Silver Medallion: $1000
- Judith & A. Richard Cohen Memorial for Abstraction: $1000
- Morrison Family Award: $1000
- Sallie & Gannon Kashiwa Award: $500
- Adirondack Express Award for Strong Narrative Content: $500
- Forest Runes Award in Memory of Scott Stuart: $500
- Three Smart Sisters Award for Soft-Edged Expressionism: $500
- Tina Wolfe Memorial Award: $500
- Realism in Nature Award: $500
- Martin Family Award: $500
- The Howard Slater Memorial Award: $500
- The Burstein Family Award: $500
- The Arthur E. Baker, Jr. Memorial Award: $400
- W.B. Romeling Memorial Fund Award: $400
- Ben Emerson Memorial: “Eye for Color” Award
- Pulsifer Award: $350
- Trails & Streams Medallion for Woodland Theme: $300
- Bradley C. Barnard Award: $300
- Exhibition Award: $300
- Finer Family Award: $300
- Friedlander Award: $300
- Gurdon & Mildred Evans Memorial Award: $300
- The Segaul Family Award: $250
- Dr. Donald & Helen Budd Burness Memorial Award: $250
- Margaret & William Foley Award: $250
- Old Forge Hardware Award: $250
- Brodock Award: $200
- Garnet Award: $200
The Adirondacks provide a source of inspiration and opportunity for artistic expression. View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It serves as a community center, a conference facility, and a venue for special events. Founded in 1951, View is a multi-arts center in Old Forge, New York, housed in facility (2011) designed for arts programming. Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America for its juried exhibitions. It shows the work of regional and local artists in the smaller galleries. Four galleries are airy and light, offering excellent viewing and display.
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