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Art Resilience (International Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Art Resilience (International Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou are pleased to announce a call for artists for the 6th International Art Resilience Exhibition. The online exhibition will take place from August 8 to September 8, 2020. Resilience in art tends to restore the foundations of art on the beauty and restore art to unity. In the division of the perception between objective and subjective resilience opposes a joint operation. The beauty in the work is perceived objectively. It is the first fraction of the second where the spectator is in front of the work, then intervenes the subjective judgment in relation to the experience of this one.

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Deadline: 15 Jul 2020

60 euros for two works, 40 euros for a work

Where contemporary art relies solely on the intention of the artist, resilience sets the artist’s responsibility to the community, because art is a receiver of the “image” of the community and acts in parallel on the cohesion of it. Theoretically, instead of an split approach, resilience is a systemic approach. At the level of practice, resilience removes the discourse that clutters art productions and focuses on the development of the work.

Considering that the quality of a work of art is objectively identifiable, resilience in art rules out random, purely gestural, unsightly, conceptual, or only decorative productions. A work of art consists of aesthetic regime and ethical regime. Resilience relegates the ephemeral art to the game or the show and opts for the work that projects itself in the long term. One of the reasons is its formative nature. At the formal level, resilience requires the diversity of expressions in place of contemporary art production which, for decades, has finally generated instantly recognizable images as “contemporary art” and finished in a new academicism rejecting any other form of art as obsolete.

Art Resilience prizes awarded by the jury

  • 1 ° Price 200 euros
  • 2 ° Price 150 euros
  • Jury Prize (medal)
  • Museum Award (medal)

On the artist’s pages, only training and activities of the participants are listed. All the texts on the “artist statement,” very popular today, are not included. Insisting on the artist’s declaration is part of “contemporary art” where action is valued. The work is in the foreground as a carrier of meaning and proof of development quality.

About Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou

Saint Frajou, small village of 183 inhabitants, is part of the canton of L’Isle en Dodon, Haute Garonne, France. The village takes its name from Saint Fragulphe, martyred by the Saracens in the eighth century. He fought against the invaders and was beheaded. Legend says that the head of Fragulphe rolled to a stone where three drops of blood remain indelible. To this place immediately sprang a fountain. The fountain still exists and have many visitors. St. Frajou is the smallest village in France with a museum of paintings. The museum of painting of Saint-Frajou is created in 2010. It is situated in the building of the former school in the entrance of the square of the village.

For more information, contact museepeinturesf@yahoo.fr.

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Klots International Program For Artists 2020 (Lehon, France) – Call For Artists

Klots International Program For Artists 2020 (Lehon, France) – Call For Artists

The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2020 provides time for uninterrupted work in an inspiring and historic setting made unique by Brittany’s extraordinary light, distinctive landscape, and rich cultural traditions. The program awards successful applicants with free housing and studio space in the village of Léhon, France. Residents are responsible for most meals and incidental expenses. MICA charges no fees for application to or participation in the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2020

The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight practicing American visual artists, regardless of affiliation. Applicants must not be students at the time of their application. They are looking for artists who can use the specific character of the residency experience productively and whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus will create a dynamic and collegial community. The residency is best suited for artists working in the traditional two-dimensional disciplines of painting and drawing.

The natural landscape of Brittany and its historic (and prehistoric) built environment, to say nothing of the magical light in the west of France, are ideal for those artists working on site, en plein aire. Photographers using digital media will find the residency’s setting inspiring. Artists working three dimensionally might find the residency useful if their residency work takes the form of two-dimensional paintings or drawings produced as research or complements to later three-dimensional work accomplished in their home setting.

The committee does not accept applications from artists proposing film, video, or other time arts projects. They offer large shared studio space that opens into the expansive Abbey gardens; however, the residency has no kilns, darkrooms, tools, or technical spaces necessary for complex or large-scale fabrication.

Klots International Program For Artists 2020 Artist Benefits

This residency supplies a rare opportunity for talented artists to deepen their practice for a period of eight uninterrupted weeks in an inspiring setting in the west of France. The residents participate in an important closing exhibition sponsored by the commune of Léhon.

Residents have an opportunity to interact with townspeople and important officials as well as local artists. They can explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape. Artists experience aspects of French village life, including amenities available in Dinan, such as a local outdoor market. The residency is close to historic sites, such as Saint- Malo, Mont-Saint. Michel, and the spectacular Brittany coastline.

About The Maryland Institute College of Art

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was established in 1826 in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and to expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. MICA assumed oversight of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in 1995. The program was created by the late Isabel Klots to honor her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.

For more information, contact cshipley@mica.edu.

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Sans Titre (Paris, France) – Call For Artists

Sans Titre (Paris, France) – Call For Artists

GaleriaZero announces an open call for artists to join their upcoming exhibition, Sans Titre, in Paris 16 – 19 September 2019. What we see has no title. Reality is always without title. For this reason, this exhibition is called Sans Titre. If possible, all selected works should be without title not only to change the habit of our brain to search for references before seeing the works, but also to increase the confidence in our own eyes and perception independent of any additional information.

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Deadline: 25 Jul 2019

Sans Titre is a yearly exhibition in Paris. This time, it will be held in an art gallery in the famous art district of Le Marais. As generally known, Le Marais is the most interesting area for art in Paris. It is where all the leading art galleries are as well with numerous museums like Musée national Picasso.

Sans Titre Artist Benefits

The artists will participate in an exhibition. A select public audience will be able to see and buy their work. The exhibition will be promoted internationally in social media, virtual magazines, and press releases. Selected artists will be selected for participation in further upcoming exhibitions in Milan, Barcelona, and New York. Participating artists are eligible for individual exhibitions in Barcelona during 2020 in collaborating art galleries in the center of the city. Many artists benefited from international promotion by means of international exhibitions, art fair participation, and the realization of individual art shows.

About GaleriaZero

GaleriaZero began in 1997 and had numerous international exhibitions in all European countries as well as Tokyo, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, and Montreal.

For more information, contact submission@galeriazero.info.

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The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program For Artists 2019 – Call For Artists

The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program For Artists 2019 – Call For Artists

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) announces a call for artists for the The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2019, an eight-week artist’s residency in Léhon, France, a “Petite Cité de Caractère.” It is short walk along the river Rance from Dinan, a “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire.”

The residency is open to all practicing visual artists regardless of affiliation or citizenship who are not students at the time of application. Accommodations, including a private bedroom in an historic house with a fully-equipped communal kitchen and studio space in a 9th-century Abbey, are free. Residents are responsible for transportation to and from the residency, most supplies, and most meals.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2019

The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight artists whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus will create a dynamic and collegiate community. In particular, the committee is looking for artists who can use the specific character of a residency experience productively. The setting is perfect, for example, for plein aire painters who will profit from their interaction with the light and landscape, but the committee encourages artists working in all media to submit applications that demonstrate how the residency will significantly enhance and strengthen their practice.

The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program For Artists 2019 Artist Benefits

This residency supplies a rare opportunity for talented artists to deepen their practice for a period of eight uninterrupted weeks in an inspiring setting in the west of France. The residents also participate in an important closing exhibition sponsored by the commune of Léhon.

The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2019 residents have an opportunity to interact with townspeople and important officials as well as local artists. They can also explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape and experience aspects of French village life. This includes amenities available in Dinan, such as a local outdoor market. The residency is close to historic sites such as St. Malo, Mount St. Michael, and the spectacular Brittany coastline.

About The Maryland Institute College of Art

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was established in 1826 in Baltimore, Maryland, and is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and to expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. MICA assumed oversight of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in 1995. The program was created by the late Isabel Klots to honor her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.

For more information, contact cshipley@mica.edu.

Previous call for artists from the Maryland Institute College of Art

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Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018 – Call For Artists

Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018 – Call For Artists

The Maryland Institute Collage of Art (MICA) announces a call for artists for the Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018. This eight-week artist’s residency in Léhon, a “Petite Cité de Caractère,” is a short walk along the river Rance from Dinan, a “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire.”

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2018

The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight residents. Artists, whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus, will create a dynamic and collegial community. The setting is perfect for plein aire painters who will profit from their interaction with the light and landscape. MICA encourages artists working in all media to submit applications that demonstrate how the residency will significantly enhance and strengthen their practice. The residency is open to all practicing visual artists regardless of affiliation or citizenship who are not students at the time of application. Application, accommodation in a private bedroom in an historic house with a fully-equipped communal kitchen, and studio space in a 9th-century Abbey are free. Residents are responsible for transportation to and from the residency, most supplies, and most meals.

The Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2018 residency supplies an opportunity for talented artists to deepen their practice for a period of eight uninterrupted weeks in an inspiring setting in the west of France. The residents participate in an important closing exhibition sponsored by the commune of Léhon. Residents have an opportunity to interact with townspeople, important officials, and local artists. They can explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape. Resident artists experience aspects of French village life including amenities available in Dinan. The Residency is close to historic sites such as St. Malo, Mount St. Michael, and the spectacular Brittany coastline.

About The Maryland Institute College of Art

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was established in 1826 in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers. They foster a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. MICA assumed oversight of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in 1995. The Program was created by the late Isabel Klots. It honors her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.

For more information, contact cshipley@mica.edu.

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A Single Grain Of Rice 2017 – Call For Artists

A Single Grain Of Rice 2017 – Call For Artists

Galerie Métanoïa, near the Centre Pompidou in the heart of Paris, is calling for artists to submit their small-scale creations on paper or canvas (works up to 22cm x 16cm or 8.6 in. x 6.3 in.) for an exhibition and juried competition entitled A Single Grain of Rice 2017.

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Deadline: 15 Nov 2017

The show will last three weeks, December 18, 2017 – January – 2018. Galerie Métanoïa invites the public to rediscover the world through a kaleidoscope of carefully selected, small format artworks presented in an enticing way.

Artistic approach – The Zodiac:

“Alongside the history of the world unfolds another narrative of the human adventure which is astrology. Man’s endeavor to decipher his destiny from an intuitive perception of natural phenomena has led him to conceive animistic imagery and symbols to reflect the correlation between heaven and earth. This vision of the world, which begins with Sumer and finds a new expression with Aristotle and Ptolemy, has exerted a preponderant influence on mentalities including religious beliefs and polical power. In the continuity of tradition, artists are invited to present their contemporary perception of the celestial sphere and its revolutions.”

A Single Grain Of Rice 2017 Grant Awards

  • Metanoia Prize: A € 1000 purchase award for the winning artist or the prize winner will be offered one week of exhibition at the gallery.
  • Monte Dei Fiori Prize: The eight artists who receive the most votes from the jury will be offered their own group exhibition within the Monte dei Fiori Collective.
  • Art & Design Magazine Prize: Art & Design Magazine dedicated to art enthusiasts and collectors will offer two free pages to one of the contest winners (value € 2500).
  • Le Géant Des Beaux-arts Prize and Great Art Prize: Specializing in art supplies and located in France and U.K., respectively. Both companies will award a prize worth €250 in vouchers to the designated recipients.

About Galerie Métanoïa

Located in the historical heart of Paris, a few steps away from the Pompidou Center, Gallery Métanoïa presents a selection of contemporary artworks that proposes to shift our gaze to the inner world. Marked by the Far East, but open to all traditions, the gallery endeavors to promote promising young artists, who allow us to see or foresee what precisely is not visible. Gallery Metanoia opened it’s doors in October 2006 with a presentation of New Mandala by Jacques Brosse (1922-2008), prizewinner of the Académie Française award for his lifetime achievement. Since then, the gallery has organized numerous exhibitions both individual and collective.

For more information, contact marc.higonnet@gmail.com.

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2017 Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program – Call For Artists

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2017 Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Brittany, France.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2017

  • Residencies will be awarded to 4-8 applicants (artists and artist couples)
  • Session dates: Saturday, June 3, 2017 to Saturday July 29, 2017
  • Awards announced: March 1st

The residency is housed in the medieval riverside village of Léhon. The fishing villages and beaches of the Emerald Coast are also nearby. Our artists have free access to the Léhon abbey and its gardens. Competitive residencies are open to all practicing non-student visual artists and artist-couples working in any media and regardless of their affiliation and nationality. Application is free.

About 2017 Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists

The 2017 Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists provides time for uninterrupted work in an inspiring and historic setting made unique by Brittany’s extraordinary light, distinctive landscape, and rich cultural traditions. The program awards successful applicants with free housing, studio space in the village of Léhon, and participation in an exhibition sponsored by the Residency and the Commune of Léhon. Residents are responsible for most meals and incidental expenses.

The village of Léhon, which grew up at the site of a strategic ford used by the Romans, bears the coveted distinction “Petite Cité de Caractère” and is graced by a medieval abbey and its gardens and guarded by the ruins of the oldest fortress in Brittany, which was depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. Léhon has all of the important amenities of a French village including a café, restaurant, and bakery as well as Brittany’s only heated outdoor public swimming pool. The village is a 20-minute leisurely walk to Dinan, itself a “Cité d’Art et d’Histoire.” Dinan is a spectacular ancient walled town close to Dinard, St. Malo, Mont Saint Michel, and Rennes. The beaches an fishing villages of the Emerald Coast are approximately 30 miles away.

2017 Alfred And Trafford Klots International Program

About MICA

MICA is a leading institution of its kind in the country, setting the standard for the education of artists, designers, and art educators. MICA fosters artistic expression, professional skills, intellectual capacity, and conceptual development among its undergraduate and graduate students. The college is a major contributor to the thinking within the fields of art, design, and art education and to the education of artists, designers, and art educators, seeking always to emphasize the importance of the role of art, design, and art education in society.

For more information, contact cshipley@mica.edu.

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A Single Grain of Rice – Call for Artists

Galerie Métanoïa, near the Centre Pompidou in the heart of Paris, is calling for artists to submit their small-scale creations on paper or canvas (works up to 22cm x 16cm or 8.6 in. x 6.3 in.) for an exhibition and juried competition entitled A Single Grain of Rice – 3rd Edition.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 15 Oct 2015

This competition will grant three awards, announced during the exhibition:

  • Metanoia Prize: The gallery will proceed to 1000 €uros purchase of winning works or alternatively the prizewinner will be offered one week of exhibition at the gallery.
  • Monte Dei Fiori Prize: The eight artists who receive the most votes from the jury will be offered a group exhibition within the Monte dei Fiori Collective framework.
  • Great Art Prize: The company Great Art, specializing in supplies for artists in the U.K, will award a prize worth € 500 in vouchers to its designated recipient.

The show will last 3 weeks, December 19, 2015 – January 9, 2016, and invites the public to rediscover the world through a kaleidoscope of carefully selected, small format artworks presented in an enticing way.

Gallery Metanoia offers a selection of contemporary art in a multicultural perspective.

For more information, contact marc.higonnet@gmail.com.

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