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Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists for the July – December 2023 Newton Free Library Art Exhibits. The Library mounts twenty-three exhibits per year in two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, the galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons.

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Enter by: 9 December 2022

Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England region artists. Free-standing sculptural pieces not eligible.

A jury of professional artists meets twice each year to select shows for the following year.

Given that free gallery space is difficult to come by, it is a boon for artists that, if selected, they show fee-free. The library has a robust social media presence and will do an extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. Library patrons are keenly tuned into the gallery spaces – visiting and spending time appreciating the works shown. Many artists meet with success in selling their work. There is no commission for work sold.

About the Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, Massachusetts, a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many residents are highly-educated and the population includes more than one Nobel Prize winner. Residents enjoy the art exhibits in the library’s galleries and eagerly await them each month. The highly-visible galleries are located just off the main entrance door. Visitors walk by the galleries as they come into the building. There is competition for exhibitions where many award-winning artists have been featured.

For more information, contact emeyers@minlib.net.

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Trash To Treasure Barrel Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

Trash To Treasure Barrel Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Milford Cultural Council is seeking artists to submit designs for the Trash To Treasure Barrel Project; 30-gallon steel trash barrels to be placed on the Upper Charles trail and in parks in Milford, MA. Anyone who is a Massachusetts resident can apply to design and paint a barrel, including both amateur and professional artists as well as art and educational institutions, businesses, and youth groups.

The Council would like to have the broadest possible reach in hopes of acquiring the highest level of talent and imagination for this project. Participants from art educational institutions may consist of students, faculty, and alumni.

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Enter by: 17 June 2022

Trash To Treasure Barrel Project Artist Benefits

  • Paid a stipend between $250-500
  • Recognized on a metal plaque installed on each barrel upon completion
  • Included in an online portfolio of all final designs
  • Names will be listed in all press releases announcing winning artists and completed projects
  • Invited to attend reveal event on September 10 so they can meet members of the community

All participating artists will be considered for future public art projects in Milford, MA.

About Milford Cultural Council

As a local partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Milford Cultural Council seeks to promote excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Milford residents; thereby, contributing to the vitality of the community and economy. The Council launched their first public art initiative last year, Brush to Table Picnic Table Project, which was greeted by overwhelming enthusiasm by the community. The Council looks forward to working with a diverse range of artists to bring new public art projects to a successful reality.

For more information, contact culturalcouncil@townofmilford.com.

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Marks Of Distinction (National Juried Pastel Show) – Call For Artists

Marks Of Distinction (National Juried Pastel Show) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Central Mass Pastel Society invites artists working in soft pastel to enter the 2022 Marks of Distinction National Juried Show. The show will take place September 1 – 28, 2022, at Fivesparks, Harvard, Massachusetts. The show will be judged in person by pastel expert and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, painting curator Katie Hanson. Selection jurors are Liz Balkwill and Natasha Isenhour. Awards totaling over $5,000 will be presented at a public reception on September 10, 4-6pm.

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Enter by: 20 Jun 2022

Marks of Distinction offers a great opportunity to get your work in front of museum curator and expert in pastel. 1st prize is $1200, 2nd prize $750, and 3rd prize $500, plus additional cash and materials awards. The gallery, Fivesparks, is in the affluent, educated Metro-West area of Boston that is a historic location popular with weekenders from throughout New England. It will be staffed for sales throughout the show and actively promoted to gallery owners and art lovers in the region. The show and sale will be online.

About Central Mass Pastel Society

Central Mass Pastel Society, a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, was founded in 2019 to foster interest and education in the vibrant medium of so pastel, create and uphold standards for soft pastel artwork, and develop innovations in pastel society operation and programming. Members include some of the best working pastel artists nationally and internationally as well as enthusiasts and artists just starting their pastel journey.

For more information, contact info@cmpastels.org.

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Brush to Table Picnic Table Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

Brush to Table Picnic Table Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Milford Cultural Council (MCC) announces a call for artists for the public art Brush to Table picnic table project, seeking artists to design and paint a series of 10 picnic tables to be displayed in various areas in Milford, MA. Brush to Table is the MCC’s first public art initiative. They look forward to showcasing a diverse range of talent. Table sponsors will negotiate stipends with artists. Artists and sponsors will be recognized on an engraved metal plaque attached to each table. Finished tables will be put on public display in mid-July. The tables are one piece with benches attached, all made from pressure-treated wood. Dimensions are given in the entry form.

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Deadline: 16 Apr 2021

Artists must complete the entry form, which includes a template for depicting their proposed design. Design proposals should be positive, original, and colorful as well as (but are not required to) reflect the following: the immediate environment in which the table is located, the character or culture of the Town of Milford, the history of the area, community pride, and creativity. All design proposals must be family friendly and; therefore, appropriate for all viewing audiences. Designs cannot include letters or numbers.

Brush to Table Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will receive a stipend between $250-$500 to be negotiated with the sponsor. Their work will be showcased in five different parks in town, therefore being viewed by thousands every year. Plus, the artist’s work will be highlighted in local media including print, radio, and TV. Although this project will be the first public art initiative in Milford for quite some time, Milford, MA is the proud host to an equestrian statue by Daniel Chester French. It sits atop a pedestal by Henry Bacon. All artists who present proposals will be added to an artist database for reference for future projects.

About Milford Cultural Council

The Milford Cultural Council seeks to promote excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Milford residents, thereby contributing to the vitality of the community and economy. This year, MCC awarded over $15,000 in grants for a diverse range of projects, events, and performances including photography, music, local history, ballet, choral music, online art exhibitions, lectures, and environmental science internships for high school students.

For more information, contact culturalcouncil@townofmilford.com.

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Yield – Call For Artists

Yield – Call For Artists

Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) announces a call for artists for Yield: Depictions and Revelations, a juried exhibition. RNAC artist members are invited to submit exciting, traditional, and unusual works interpreting or exploring the theme, Yield. It is the RNAC’s intent to create a show which includes both two-and three-dimensional work including works in water media, oil, graphite, encaustic, mixed media, photography, prints, ceramics, sculpture, video, installations, and non-traditional media of all kinds.

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Deadline: 29 Jun 2018

Exhibition dates: Aug 23 – Oct 14, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, Aug 25, 4-6 PM

Ilana Manolson, Juror, is a nationally recognized artist based in Concord, Massachusetts. She is a printmaker and painter whose work is represented by Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC. Her work has been shown at the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Danforth Museum; and the De Cordova Museum. She is a former Distinguished Artist Teacher for the RNAC Goetemann Artist Residency on Rocky Neck.

Artists will have the opportunity to show and sell their work at the Rocky Neck Colony. Through the juried process, they may become a new member of the Colony. The exhibition will be shown in the historic Cultural Center Gallery at Rocky Neck.

About Rocky Neck Art Colony

The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies, and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist painters in US art. Edward Hopper and Emil Gruppe are examples. It has been a catalyst for the progressive ideas of Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Theresa Bernstein, Milton Avery, and Nell Blain. Today, Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving, creative community.

For more information, contact director@rockyneckartcolony.org.

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Electrical Box Paint Program – Call For Artists

Electrical Box Paint Program – Call For Artists

The Natick Center Cultural District (NCCD) is inviting artists to participate in the Electrical Box Paint Program. Transform local electrical boxes into visual and graphic delights that will provide an entertaining and stimulating experience to passersby. These stoic industrial essentials are scattered throughout Natick. The Electrical Box Paint Program plans to transform another location in the heart of the NCCD. The location and suggested theme is public safety – on Clarendon Street, on the side yard of the Police Station.

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Deadline: 17 Apr 2018

Selected artists for the Electrical Box Paint Program will receive a $500 stipend, per location, and $100 to cover time and supplies. Chosen artist must be able to complete art on electrical box in town. Artists’ unique electrical box public art will reside on one of our electrical boxes in our cultural district. They will be featured at our events and be able to take part in other cultural district events in Natick center. Artists will have this opportunity to have their artwork on display for people to see everyday, rain or shine. They will be publicized on all the Cultural District social media sites, as well as be recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and receive recognition from the Massachusetts State Representative in the area.

About The Natick Center Cultural District

The Natick Center Cultural District is the only cultural district in the metrowest area. The District works in partnership with the Town of Natick and committed NCA members to cultivate a lively and diverse downtown neighborhood. Together they enhance the cultural, economic, and social life of our community. NCA’s private-public partnership represents innovative cultural voices from merchants and property owners, to arts and cultural organizations, local artists, and concerned citizens. Together the District works to build capacity for cultural programming and creative spaces and fosters creative partnerships. This is pivotal to the continued renaissance of Natick Center.

For more information, contact info.natickcenter@gmail.com.

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Emerging Artists 30 And Under – Call For Artists

Emerging Artists 30 And Under – Call For Artists

IMAGO Foundation For the Arts (IFA) announces a regional juried call for Emerging Artists 30 and Under. Imago Foundation for the Arts invites emerging artists from Southern New England to submit their artwork for an exhibition at the IMAGO Gallery in the summer of 2018. The selected work will be displayed with Imago member artists’ artwork in a group exhibit.

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Deadline: 27 May 2018

This exhibit will demonstrate how the artwork of the selected artists enrich the lives and build connection to the community. Special emphasis on emerging in order to demonstrate the positive impact the arts can have in our lives and the lives of others.

Only hand delivery of selected artwork for this exhibit. Emerging Artists 30 And Under on view: July 26 – September 2, 2018. Artist reception July 27th at 6-8 pm.

About IMAGO Foundation

Imago Foundation for the Arts serves artists and the public through its visual arts programs, literary events, arts-related initiatives, and educational programs. The organization’s goal is to make the arts a visible and active part of our communities. Recently, the Foundation has presented a wide range of programming that has included six to eight art exhibits a year, juried and open community exhibits, presentations and discussions, and performances and educational programs.

Early in 2017, IFA established a book club focusing on books related to art topics and artist lives. IFA was honored to host the 2017 RISCA Fellowship exhibition in March of 2017. They hosted subsequently several public panel discussions on art topics such as abstract and figurative art and photography; a book signing by Rhode Island painter and sculptor John Udvardy; a poetry reading by Tina Cane, RI poet laureate; and a professional development workshop for artists. In September, 2017, IFA hosted its 11th annual open national juried exhibit, The Art of Protest, featuring thirty mixed media pieces by nineteen artists from across the country.

For more information, contact imagogallery@gmail.com.

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