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AIR Studio Paducah 2019 – Call For Artists

AIR Studio Paducah 2019 – Call For Artists

AIR Studio Paducah 2019 is an artist-in-residence studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky and six blocks from the Ohio River. AIR Studio Paducah welcomes self-motivated, focused artists working in in a range of creative practices: visual artists, photographers, architects, writers, composers, and improvisational choreographers. Applicants are encouraged to have a clear objective for their residency. Stays usually range from two weeks to three months.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 15 Feb 2019

AIR Studio Paducah 2019 Artist Benefits

The AIR Studio Paducah 2019 residency affords time and space for focused, independent work, the development of new ideas, and experimentation. Visits to area cultural centers, galleries, and performance venues as well as short trips to regional arts facilities can open up a range of networking possibilities. AIR Studio Paducah features a storefront gallery/multi-purpose space that can be used for exhibitions or presentations during the residency.

About AIR Studio Paducah

AIR Studio Paducah is in its 14th year as an artist residency program. It is situated in the heart of the LowerTown Arts District, Paducah, Kentucky. Since 2004, creatives have passed through the AIR doors to make the most of the space and a stretch of undistracted time as envisioned by founder Alonzo Davis, himself an artist.

Drawn to Paducah by the Artist Relocation Program, Davis initially considered LowerTown as the location for a personal studio/retreat. Inspired by working retreat experiences in California, Costa Rica, Connecticut, Wyoming, Colorado, and Virginia, Davis decided to establish an artist residency program. Not only would visiting artists benefit, but also their interaction with a changing influx of creatives from outside could lend an additional dynamic to the evolving LowerTown community. An active residency program would heighten the arts district’s visibility.

For most of its existence, AIR residents have been visual and fiber artists, a few photographers, and a scattering of creatives in other disciplines. The application process has since expanded and opened up to writers, architects, composers and improvisational choreographers. Geographically, AIR residents hail from all over the U.S. east, west, north, south and Canada.

“The perks of a residency at AIR Studio include time to focus on getting work done and the chance to work in the close-knit atmosphere of the community, which is generally supportive of artists… the studio space is a large open space which accommodates work in a variety of disciplines.”

For more information, contact airstudiopaducah@gmail.com.

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Art Through the Lens – Call For Artists

Art Through the Lens – Call For Artists

Yeiser Art Center announces a call for artists for Art Through the Lens 2018. This exhibition provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision, and presentation and cash rewards for works of exceptional merit.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 8 Aug 2018

This exhibition is one of the premier photography exhibitions in the South East United States. In 2017, Yeiser received over 600 entries to this exhibition, of which around 10% were selected for exhibition. Art Through the Lens 2018 will be on display from October 5 – November 17, 2018.

Each year from the works submitted, 50-70 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. $2,000 in cash awards will be given in the following amounts: Best of Show $1,000, First Place $500, Second Place $250, and Third Place $150. Selected works will be featured in a full color catalog produced by the Yeiser Art Center and for sale during the exhibition. Selected artists for exhibit will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the exhibition catalog at a discounted rate. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception.

About Yeiser Art Center

Yeiser Art Center (YAC) is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating over sixty years of serving the community with exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region. As the region’s foremost visual art center, YAC brings diversity and excellence in visual arts to Paducah, a designated UNESCO Creative City and World Heritage Site for Folk Arts. The gallery is situated near Paducah’s scenic riverfront at 200 Broadway in the historic 1905 Market House building. It is the largest art gallery in the city of Paducah and one of the only galleries with a large exhibition space. The Yeiser receives thousands of visitors from across the globe each year.

For more information, contact office@theyeiser.org.

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Fantastic Fibers 2018 – Call For Artists

Fantastic Fibers 2018 – Call For Artists

Yeiser Art Center is now accepting entries for the Fantastic Fibers 2018 international juried exhibition. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging and innovative international exhibitions, Fantastic Fibers 2018 seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding contemporary works related to the fiber medium.

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Deadline: 16 Feb 2018

The show began in 1987 as a wearable art show. It has evolved over the years to include a compelling mix of works created from natural or synthetic fibers and work that addresses the subject or medium of fiber. The Fantastic Fibers 2018 exhibit is an American Quilter’s Society (AQS) sanctioned event. Paducah becomes a Mecca for quilters and quilt enthusiasts each April. It attracts more than 30,000 visitors from across the globe attend AQS QuiltWeek. This year’s AQS QuiltWeek dates are April 18 – 21, 2018.

Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium or concept are welcome. This exhibition is open to artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. There are no size restrictions. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece. All selected artworks will be featured in a full color catalog produced by Yeiser Art Center for sale during the exhibition. Selected artists for exhibit will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the exhibition catalog at a discounted rate. Fantastic Fibers 2018 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 14 to June 9, 2018.

Artists may submit up to 5 distinct artwork entries with 3 images each entry. Each submission is $25 and should consist of 1 single artwork represented by 1 to 3 images (multiple full views and/or details may be included). A new application should be completed for each subsequent artwork up to 5 entries in total.

Fantastic Fibers 2018 Juror

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, juror, is a fiber artist whose experimental techniques and expressive interpretations have earned him an international reputation. Arturo is one of Kentucky’s most original, influential, and significant artists. His work is in the collections of the New York City Museum of Modern Art’s Architecture and Design Collection, as well as galleries and private collections throughout the world.

“What distinguishes me from other artists working in fiber is my choice to mainly explore and recycle twentieth century industrial materials that have been primarily designed as tapes or films. Incorporating them into woven or interlaced webs provides for me permutations for my design concepts which are personalized into a visual vocabulary of the sky, water, landscape; and more recently, issues related to international and domestic politics, terrorism, the total nuclear threat, the cosmic realms, and personal spiritual beliefs.” – Sandoval

Fantastic Fibers 2018 Awards

  • $1,000 Best of Show
  • $500 First Place
  • $250 Second Place
  • $150 Third Place

Sales will be encouraged where works are offered for purchase, but work need not be for sale to enter. Yeiser Art Center will keep a gallery of 40% commission on all sales. Price your work accordingly. Work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition for the value of the work or 60% of the retail price. Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit to and from the Yeiser.

About The Yeiser Art Center

The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild. Its purpose was to promote the appreciation of the visual arts and their creation. It started as a small volunteer organization with founding members Mary Yeiser, Ginny Black, and Bob Evans leading the way. Today, YAC has a permanent exhibition space that hosts seven shows annually and a permanent collection of over 300 works. The center offers visual art based programming including educational classes, public gallery talks, and artist lectures. They have grown to employ a full-time executive director and full-time administrative assistant. YAC has a supporting membership program as well as many loyal and terrific volunteers.

YAC promotes visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques. The center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks, provides a forum for artists, and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges, and community organizations. Through exhibitions and programs, YAC provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a visual arts education in local schools. They work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting  regional and national artists.

YAC strives to be a good community partner. They foster collaborative projects where possible, seeking to secure funds and contribute time and expertise to support other community arts projects. The center serves as a cultural attraction in Paducah’s historic downtown district. It adds to the city’s overall strength and competitiveness as a tourist destination.

For more information, contact office@theyeiser.org.

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Art Through The Lens – Call For Artists

Art Through The Lens – Call For Artists

Yeiser Art Center announces a call for artists for Art Through The Lens. All photo-based imagery created through photographic processes are eligible including non-lens made images.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Aug 2017

Artists may submit unlimited photographic entries including video and moving images with multiple images and media files allowed per entry. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in an Art Through the Lens exhibition. No single work may be more than six feet in width and eight feet in height.

Art Through the Lens provides photographers with an outlet for their art, encouragement for growth in their vision and presentation.  Each year from the hundreds of works submitted, 60 to 100 images are selected for exhibition by a highly qualified juror. An awards presentation will be held during the opening reception.

Art Through The Lens Cash Awards

  • First Place: $1,000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $250
  • Regional Showcase Best of Show: $150
  • Regional Showcase Honorable Mention: $100

About the Yeiser Art Center

The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild for the purpose of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts and for their creation. As a strong voice for the visual arts in our community, YAC continues to promote the visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques with work ranging from traditional to contemporary.

The center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks; provides a forum for artists; and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges and community organizations. Through our exhibitions and programs, YAC provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a good visual arts education in our local schools. We work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting established and emerging, regional, and national artists.

For more information, contact office@theyeiser.org.

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Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 announces a call for 100 juried artists in Louisville, KY at Waterfront Park.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2017

The Big Four Bridge Lawn was built for special events. It features four acres of tree lined walks on the Ohio River within walking distance to hotels, restaurants, NuLu, shopping, 4th Street Live, and a family friendly atmosphere. Over two million visitors come to Waterfront Park annually and more than 25,000 walk the bridge every weekend. With three years of preparation, a strong patron base has been developed.

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival 2017 artist benefits

  • Promotions will include advertisements in regional newspapers, radio, magazines, billboard, flyers, j-peg postcards, posters, billboard, along with a social media blitz.
  • The Premiere Gala will be held on Friday the 8th of September. It will include 450 known collectors and supporters of the arts and a Meet and Greet evening on the river. The Gala is optional after set-up on Friday.
  • There is a minimum of $2,500 in cash awards.
  • Light buffet on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Great rates at participating hotels.
  • Trolley pick-up in the morning and delivery in the evening.
  • All of this year’s participating artists will by-pass the jury selection next year and booth fees will be frozen.

About the Big Four Bridge Arts Festival

This festival is supported by the State and City Tourism Boards, non-profits, artisan guilds, and artists. The Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky on the Ohio River is 40 acres of lawn and tree lined walks. All for the purpose of special events and festivals. The City of Louisville is very supportive and assist groups that stage these events. This opens up the opportunity for advertising that reaches out to large volumes of people.

For more information, contact b4b@twc.com.

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St James Court Art Show 2017 – Call For Artists

St James Court Art Show 2017 – Call For Artists

St James Court Art Show 2017 announces a call for more than 700 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout North America.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

The St James Court Art Show 2017 will be held the first full weekend in October from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. It is ranked in the top ten fine art and craft shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. This autumn tradition draws over 100,000 visitors every year who come to purchase unique handcrafted items.

The show is held in the heart of historic Old Louisville which boasts the largest collection of Victorian homes in the country. Old Louisville is an elegant backdrop for this display of fine arts and crafts which will be exhibited and sold along Saint James Court, Belgravia Court, Magnolia Avenue, and the adjacent blocks of Third and Fourth Streets.

Event organizers work diligently to cater to all artistic preferences and budgets. The result is a tasteful selection of high-quality original works. They include paintings, sculpture, pottery, leather and woodcrafts, photography, textiles, and glass art. Proceeds from the show fund various community charities, art scholarships, and neighborhood maintenance and restoration. Admission is free and the event is held rain or shine. No pets please.

Artist amenities include artist’s breakfast, lunches, after-party, monetary award prizes, social media marketing, regional print ads, and scheduled television interviews before the show opening on Friday.

About the St James Court Art Show

The St James Court Art Show is in its 61st year. The show was created by Old Louisville residents to fund their deteriorating neighborhood in the late 50’s. All monies raised by the art show go right back into the neighborhood preservation. Gaslights, the St James Court fountain, park benches, and flower urns are maintained using art show funds. $28,000 in college scholarships are given away yearly to high school seniors pursuing art in college. This yearly event has become on of Louisville’s most anticipated events of the year. There is a very loyal patron base. Many patrons use it as a Girl’s Weekend or Family Reunion time resulting in a high sales volume show. The neighborhood residents embrace the artists and offer southern hospitality. Lodging is easy to find either Downtown or at the airport. Either is just 2-3 miles away.

For more information, contact mesrock@stjamescourtartshow.com.

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Yeiser Art Center Fantastic Fibers 2017 – Call For Artists

Yeiser Art Center Fantastic Fibers 2017 is an international juried exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 4 Feb 2017

One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative, and colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers 2017 is a must see for fine artists, quilters, and textile art enthusiasts across the globe. Contemporary and innovative works created with fiber as the primary medium are welcome. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and over working in the field of fiber art. All work submitted must be original, completed in the last three years, and not previously exhibited in a Fantastic Fibers exhibition. There are no size restrictions. Up to five entries per artist are permitted with an entry fee of $25 per piece. Yeiser Art Center Fantastic Fibers 2017 will be on display at Yeiser Art Center from April 22 to June 17, 2017.

There will be three cash prizes awarded to artists who receive first, second, and third place. The entries and award winners will be juried by John Hopper, the editor and chief of Inspirational, the international contemporary art publication. He is committed to the promotion of emerging contemporary artists.

Yeiser Art Center Fantastic Fibers 2017 awards:

  • $1,000 First Place
  • $500 Second Place
  • $250 Third Place

A full-color catalog of accepted entries will be available for purchase by the public. It will be discounted for participating artists. All works will be detailed in this 8.5 x 11 inch catalog with complementary text about the artists and artworks.

About the Yeiser Art Center

The Yeiser Art Center (YAC), a non-profit corporation, was established in 1957 as the Paducah Art Guild for the purpose of promoting the appreciation of the visual arts and for their creation. As a strong voice for the visual arts in the community, YAC promotes visual arts by presenting dynamic exhibitions and programs. The exhibitions are chosen to showcase a diverse range of art forms, styles, and techniques with work ranging from traditional to contemporary.

The Center provides the regional community the opportunity to view original artworks, provides a forum for artists, and serves as an educational resource for schools, colleges, and community organizations. Through exhibitions and programs, YAC also provides art experiences for children while advocating the importance of a good visual arts education in our local schools. They work to help interpret the visual arts to the region by promoting regional and national artists.

YAC strives to be a good community partner by fostering collaborative projects. They seek to secure funds and contribute time and expertise to support other community arts projects. The Ccenter serves as a cultural attraction in Paducah’s historic downtown district. This adds to the city’s overall strength and competitiveness as a tourist destination. YAC carries out their original mission and to further continue the development and appreciation of the visual arts. They do so by operating as a non-profit visual arts organization that serves adults and children throughout the region regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic origin, sex, or disability.

For more information, contact office@theyeiser.org.

Yeiser Art Center Fantastic Fibers 2017

 

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Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2016 – Call for Artists

Community Arts Center announces a call for artists for Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Aug 2016

The juror will be asked to select work that reflects and expresses the theme of contemporary landscape while demonstrating creativity, strength of execution, and overall artistic excellence with the goal of selecting a well-rounded exhibit that showcases a broad range of artistic styles and interpretations.

All media will be considered with the exception of live or performance art. All work must have been completed since January of 2012 and not previously shown in any other Community Arts Center exhibitions. All works must be for sale.

Awards:

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $100

Selected works will be on display at the Community Arts Center Thursday, September 1 through Friday, November 11, 2016. The Horizon: Contemporary Landscape has been an annual exhibit since 2010.

The Community Arts Center is a non-profit arts center with gallery spaces, classes, and arts-based programming in Danville, KY.

For more information, contact brandonlong@communityartscenter.net.

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2016

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St James Court Art Show – Call for Artists

Call for artists for the 60th Anniversary, 2016 St. James Court Art Show.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 29 Apr 2015

This outdoor show is set in beautiful Historic Old Louisville, Kentucky. Five neighborhood associations and one church organize and run this show that covers four square blocks. Each group juries their own artists but operates simultaneously.

This three day event is a Louisville tradition bringing 150,000+ art patrons from all over the region. Artist amenities include award money, artist breakfast, artist lunches, acknowledgment of long time artists, and 60th Anniversary celebrations in 2016.

The St. James Court Art Show has been operating continuously for 60 years. Proceeds from the art show help preserve this historic Victorian neighborhood. $28,000 in college scholarship money was given out in 2015.

For more information, contact mesrock@stjamescourtartshow.com.

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