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Cannabis Creative: Maryland – Call For Artists

Cannabis Creative: Maryland – Call For Artists

Cannabis Creative announces a call for artists for Cannabis Creative: Maryland. Maryland residents only, other states to follow. Selected art will be published in the upcoming art book, Cannabis Creative: Maryland. A primary goal of the book is to end the stigma towards cannabis through a celebration of beauty and creativity.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2019

Art may be of any style or format which can be well represented in print: paintings, drawings, sculpture, murals, glass-work, woodwork, fiber-work, metalwork, prose, music, comedy, dance, theater, transformational success story, or similar work that is inspired by the most beautiful and positive aspects of cannabis. Any cannabis consumed or referenced by artist must be legal acquired and consumed, either OTC CBD or MMCC Medical Cannabis Patient.

Cannabis Creative: Maryland Artist Benefits

Selected and published submissions shall receive $500. Potential for more based on book sales and future editions and compilations of the book series. All qualified submissions will be featured on the website’s gallery. Artist will have opportunity to share their story about how cannabis inspired their art or improved their quality of life. This is intended to educate and spark interest in the audience regarding medical cannabis.

Social Equity

Cannabis Creatives works to connect underprivileged or under-educated artists with galleries and provide them with no cost representation to the gallery. Socioeconomic and cultural diversity are part of the rubric by which submissions are judged. In addition to art submissions thru the website, the team will travel and interview artists that come through recommendations who do not have access to the internet, have learning/communication disabilities, or have other issues which would prevent them from enjoying the opportunity provided by Cannabis Creative.

About Cannabis Creative

Cannabis Creative is a visually stunning art book series that revels in the joy and creativity of cannabis. They collect, select, and showcase the very best displays of creativity made by local cannabis consumers in each state. More than just a book, Cannabis Creative offers its audience a celebration of art, beauty, knowledge, and a community of people who appreciate the merging of artistic brilliance and the legal use of cannabis.

For more information, contact onelove@cannabiscreativebook.com.

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Pitchcraft – Call For Artists

Pitchcraft – Call For Artists

Pitchcraft, Downtown Frederick’s first-ever placemaking competition, invites creative people to pitch an idea that, if physically implemented in Downtown Frederick, Maryland, will better connect the people and places of our community.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 21 Sept 2018

Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.

Your idea should have a scope that can be implemented for approximately $2,500 and finished by October 2019. The finished product should be something that is safe for all ages, functions mostly unattended, exists within the footprint of Downtown Frederick, and is feasible to implement. Any necessary City approvals will be requested prior to project implementation.

Pitchcraft submissions will be narrowed down by a panel of judges to four finalists. All finalists will pitch their ideas in front of a live audience on Thursday, October 25. Every audience member will vote for their favorite pitch. A winner will be announced that evening. The cost of each ticket goes directly toward funding the winning idea.

The winning pitch will receive $2,500 and professional support to bring their idea to life. In addition to an award of funds, the winning person will receive guidance from Downtown Frederick Partnership and volunteer advisers to help implement their idea.

About Downtown Frederick Partnership

Downtown Frederick Partnership works to enhance, promote, and preserve the vitality and livability of Downtown Frederick, Maryland, a national Main Street community.

The Main Street Program is a preservation-based, downtown revitalization approach. The goal of the Main Street Program is to strengthen the vitality of traditional main streets and neighborhoods. Downtown Frederick Partnership is committed to advocating for projects and policies which encourage the healthy growth and economic development of Downtown Frederick.

Each year, the Partnership tackles strategic initiatives to bring more residents and employees to Downtown Frederick, offers an exciting season of events, and works closely with downtown businesses and partners to continue to strengthen and improve Downtown Frederick.

For more information, contact mainstreet@downtownfrederick.org.

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All Botanicals – Call For Artists

All Botanicals – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 5th Annual International 2018 All Botanicals online art competition. To be held from March 26th, 2018 to April 21st, 2018. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from 2D and 3D artists.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 22 Apr 2018

Entry fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images

A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from April 23rd, 2018 to May 22nd, 2018. All Botanicals will be judged on painting/drawing, photography/digital art, and mixed media/3D art. Awards will be given for the top five to eight works selected. In addition to the winning images, Honorable Recognition awards will be presented. Winners will be announced on May 8th, 2018.  Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online and extensive marketing support.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by programming radio and TV shows.

The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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All Women – Call For Artists

All Women – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International 2018 All Women online art competition to be held from January 29th, 2018 to February 25th, 2018. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all women 2D and 3D artists.

Click Here For The Application / Registration

Deadline: 26 Feb 2018

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from February 26th, 2018 to March 26th, 2018. This competition will be judged on painting/drawing, photography/digital art, and mixed media/3D art. Awards will be given for the top five to eight works selected. In addition to the winning images, Honorable Recognition awards will be presented. Winners will be announced on March 13th, 2018. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online and marketing.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by programming radio and TV shows.

The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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All Women – Call For Artists

All Women – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International 2018 All Women online art competition. To be held from January 29th, 2018 to February 25th, 2018. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all women 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 26 Feb 2018

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

This competition will be judged on painting/drawing, photography/digital art, and mixed media/3D art. Awards will be given for the top five to eight works selected, (this will depend on the number of submissions in each category). In addition to the winning images, Honorable Recognition awards will be presented. Winners will be announced on March 13th, 2018. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from February 26th, 2018 to March 26th, 2018. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online and marketing.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by programming radio and TV shows.

The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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All Paintings – Call For Artists

All Paintings – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 6th Annual International 2018 All Paintings Online Art Competition to be held from December 31st, 2017 to January 28th, 2018. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D artists.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 29 Jan 2018

All Paintings will be judged on painting and drawing artwork only. Awards will be given for the top five to eight works selected. In addition to the winning images, Honorable Recognition awards will be presented. Winners will be announced on February 13th, 2018. Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online and marketing services.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants, today. To further expose these talented artists, CAGOnline has created CAGO Media. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public.

CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by programming radio and TV shows. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly with 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the business of art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), whom discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists, discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candidly looking at their work. Finally every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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Open / No Theme – Call For Artists

Open / No Theme – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International 2017 Open / No Theme Online Art Competition to be held from November 5th, 2017 to December 2nd, 2017. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from December 3rd to January 1st, 2018.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 3 Dec 2017

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.

The Open / No Theme competition will be judged within three categories; Paintings, Photography and Digital Art, and Mixed Media and 3D Work. Awards will be given for the top five to eight works selected. In addition to the winning images, Honorable Recognition awards will be presented. Winners will be announced on December 18th, 2017.

Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, radio interviews, inclusion in the year end anthology publication, and extensive marketing.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGOnline) is the collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. To further expose these talented artists, CAGOnline has created CAGO Media. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiative, by programming radio and TV shows. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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La Vie en Bleu – Call for Artists

The 26th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition celebrates La Vie en Bleu, or “life in blue,” and welcomes entries of original artwork in all mediums that take varying inspirations from the color blue. This exhibition will explore blue interpretations of nature, color theory, emotion, and more.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Sept 2016

Blue’s rarity proves inspiring as it does not often occur in the natural world. While a small collection of water is absent of color, the vast sea appears deeply blue. The sky, the mountains, and the sea – the mysterious color of blue reflects the abstract beauty of nature. Blue can complement within a broader palette or blue can be powerful alone. Yves Klein took a philosophical approach in his monochromatic works in creating the dimensionless International Klein Blue, a facet of his career-long exploration of space and “the void.” The color blue is often associated with melancholy, calmness, and reliability. Picasso’s Blue Period consisted of blue toned melancholic figures. The blues as emotion have been communicated through a variety of artistic disciplines especially in the musical genre which emerged to voice injustices. The use of art as a means of expressing the blues reminds us of the therapeutic merits of art and the universal need to declare and assert the passions of the human spirit.

Best in show, second, third place, and honorable mentions will be awarded for La Vie en Bleu. Cash awards will be announced at the opening reception to Best in show, second and third place.

Strathmore is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary arts center and presenting organization based one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland. The Mansion at Strathmore is home to more intimate artistic programs presented by Strathmore in the warm and acoustically superb 100-seat Dorothy M. and Maurice C. Shapiro Music Room, the Gudelsky Gallery Suite exhibition spaces, the outdoor Gudelsky Concert Pavilion, and outdoor Sculpture Gardens.

For more information, contact gtillenburg@strathmore.org.

La Vie en Bleu

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Appalachian Nature Art Competition and Exhibition

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce the call for entries to the Appalachian Nature Art Competition and Exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2016

This is a national competition open to all artists.

Subject matter should express the rich diversity of nature including wildlife, flora, landscapes, and sporting art including decoys. We will also accept artwork that is constructed of natural materials that celebrates nature in a more abstract way.

There will be over $2000 in prizes. The exhibition will be held at the Saville Gallery at 9 N Centre St in Cumberland, MD.

The Allegany Arts Council is a non-profit organization whose vision is: A Community Alive with the Arts! Our mission is to cultivate the arts to enrich the quality of life in our community. Our ongoing goals are to (1) increase awareness of and access to the arts, (2) to provide a supportive environment for local artists and arts organizations to thrive, (3) to foster economic vitality through the arts, and (4) to develop the Allegany Arts Council as a high performing sustainable organization.

For more information, contact mdodge@alleganyarts.org.

Appalachian Nature Art Competition and Exhibition

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Public Art Installation – Call for Artists

The City of Gaithersburg invites artists to submit qualifications for a public art installation at Constitution Gardens. The selected artist will work closely with the Art in Public Places Subcommittee and the City’s Arts Administrator to design, fabricate, and install a children’s entrance at the newly renovated park.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Apr 2016

The online application process includes the submittal of a resume, representative works of art, and an artist’s proposal of 500 words or less. Detailed proposals are not requested at this time; only preliminary ideas.

Constitution Gardens, a municipal park at the intersection of Brookes and Park Avenues in Olde Towne, has been redesigned as a nature play space by Seneca Creek Collaborative. It integrates natural components for structured and unstructured play and learning. The park celebrates the past, present, and future of Gaithersburg, weaving together threads of sustainability with elements inspired by the cultural, economic, and natural history of the area.

Chosen artists for the public art installation will receive an honorarium to develop a full proposal for the project.  The chosen proposal will be paid a commission for the project, dependent on the proposed project.

The City of Gaithersburg supports the arts and artists through the Art in Public Places Program.  This is a unique opportunity for working artists to receive commissions for one-of-a-kind public art projects.

For more information, contact jdonnelly@gaithersburgmd.gov.

Public Art Installation

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