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2019 Choice Awards – Call For Artists

2019 Choice Awards – Call For Artists

Center announces a call for artists for the 2019 Choice Awards. Work derived from photographic processes and mixed media work that is photo-based are accepted. Only still images are accepted. No multimedia components except for the Excellence in Multimedia Award. Work can have been made at any time/Work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted.

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Deadline: 20 Feb 2019

Save on entry fees as a Center Member. 2019 Choice Awards awarded artists receive a variety of opportunities, cash prizes, portfolio review participation, award winners exhibition, grant opportunities, programs, and artist talks.

About Center

Center is in its 25th year of supporting photographers internationally. The not-for-profit organization, founded in 1994, honors, supports, and provides opportunities to gifted and committed photographers. Center provides platforms where the creative impulse can be engaged and challenged. Characterized by a community of gifted and committed photographers, Center has proven for the last twenty years that it can help photographers grow into their full potential. Its programs foster insights and actualizations that ripple and impact all involved.

Annual programs include the Project Launch, Project Development, Choice Awards, Santa Fe Prize, Excellence in Teaching Award, and Review Santa Fe. Public exhibitions, educational presentations, and expositions of the work are held in conjunction with the Awards and Portfolio Reviews.

Center is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Gumbo Foundation, and its members.

For more information, contact programs@visitcenter.org.

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Paseo 2019 – Call For Artists

Paseo 2019 – Call For Artists

The Paseo Project announces a call for artists for the Paseo 2019, a multimedia exhibition of installation, projection, and performance art that can be installed, projected, or performed outdoors. Event scheduled for September 13 – 14 in the Historic District, Taos, New Mexico.

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2019

The Paseo Project, nonprofit host organization, is seeking work that is immersive, participatory, and will make a dynamic impact within Taos Historic District. Both high-tech and low-tech submissions are welcome. Preference is given to work that engages with the architecture within the historic downtown. Work can be roving/migratory, performative, site-responsive, culturally-situated, land-based, or somehow distort or disrupt scale and soundscape.

Artists are to be present for the evening festival, which starts at sunset and runs to 11:00pm each evening. The Paseo Project provides artist stipends and a volunteer crew helps with any temporary structures that may need to be built.

About Paseo

The Paseo is an award-winning festival and attracts audiences from all over the Western US and beyond. Since 2014, the Paseo has engaged the Taos community and visitors in the art making process during its two-night outdoor event. Now in its sixth year, it has become the most anticipated art event of the year, bringing out thousands of locals and visitors to fill the streets. Taos is a centuries old art colony and home to Taos Pueblo, UNESCO-protected and the oldest continually inhabited community in North America. The event holds to the tradition of bringing artists from around the world to both inspire and be inspired.

The Paseo 2019 theme is Connections. The organization is seeking work that celebrates, contemplates, or questions our interactions with each other, nature, or the world. It seeks works that are in sync with its core mission to transform art through community and community through art.

The Paseo is made possible by the Town of Taos, Taos County Lodgers Tax, MAE Foundation, Taos Community Foundation, Nina’s Fund, New Mexico Arts, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many generous individual donors and business sponsors.

Paseo 2019 Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an artist fee based on the scale of their project and current W.A.G.E. standards. The Paseo project heavily promotes and markets artists by coordinating radio interviews, artists videos, museum talks, online and social media promotion, newsletter, and regional and national ad campaigns. Paseo 2018 advertised in Hyperallergic and Colossal. Participating artists are featured in the Festival Guide and website.

About The Paseo Project

The Paseo Project lives at the center of three primary values: art, education, and community. Its community is local, global, respectful, and inclusive. The Paseo Project’s vision is to create a platform for art that is experimental, time-based, ephemeral, participatory, and context responsive; encourage a conversation on contemporary art practices; engage the community through education, workshops, and presentations; challenge art and audience; support local artists and businesses; and respect art making.

For more information, contact matt@paseoproject.org.

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Currents New Media 2019 – Call For Artists

Currents New Media 2019 – Call For Artists

Currents New Media is an annual new media arts festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its tenth year will take place from June 6 – 23, 2019. The Currents New Media 2019 festival is accepting artist submissions in all new media art genres.

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Deadline: 5 Nov 2018

Currents New Media festival is the largest and longest-running of its kind in the United States and is an integral part of an exciting emerging media arts movement in Santa Fe. This year’s categories include Interactive Environments, Entrance Design, Installations (Interactive and non-interactive), Outdoor Installations and Projections, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments, Robotics, Multimedia Performance, Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing, CNC, and more), Interactive Installations for Children, Single Channel Video and Animation, and Experimental Documentary.

Currents New Media 2019 Artist Benefits

Specific chosen artists will benefit from this opportunity by being flown out to Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA to install their art. They will be housed by Currents New Media in a hotel nearby the festival. They will be invited to spend several days in Santa Fe to experience the city. There is a possibility of giving an artist talk, presentation, or workshop at the festival.  In 2018, the opening night of the festival boasted over 3,000 attendees.

About Currents New Media

Currents New Media is a new media arts festival and nonprofit organization in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Predating organizations like Meow Wolf and SITE Santa Fe, Currents is changing the trajectory of New Mexico and the American Southwest into an emerging and new media arts hub. Currents has worked with over 700 artists and exhibited nearly 1,000 individual artworks and installations. Currents is moving into a permanent gallery space along with its annual June Festival, and its 10th anniversary in 2019 is scheduled to be its largest year yet.

For more information, contact connect@currentsnewmedia.org.

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2018 Choice Awards – Call For Artists

2018 Choice Awards – Call For Artists

CENTER announces a call for artists for their 2018 Choice Awards, recognizing outstanding photographers. Images can be singular or part of a series. The 2018 Choice Awards are divided into four categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, Director’s Choice, and the Producer’s Choice Awards. Winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, and admission to Review Santa Fe portfolio reviews.

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2018

Submission entry fee : $40 CENTER Member / $55 Non-member

2018 Choice Awards Jurors

  • Curator’s Choice – Lisa Hostetler, PhD, Curator-in-Charge, George Eastman Museum
  • Director’s Choice – Naomi Cass, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australia
  • Editor’s Choice – Bridget Watson Payne, Senior Editor, Chronicle Books
  • Producer’s Choice – Keith Jenkins, Director of Visual Journalism, NPR; formerly Supervising Senior Producer, Multimedia, NPR

There is a first, second, and third award for each category. The winners will be awarded with a group exhibition at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, North Carolina; a complimentary participation to our flagship event Review Santa Fe Photo Festival on October 18 – 21,  2018; a Lenscratch publication to their website; a Special invitation to Art Photo Index (API) website; and an online exhibition of awarded work with an artist bio via CENTER’s Winners Gallery.

About CENTER

CENTER is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 1994. Its mission is to honor, support, and provide opportunities to gifted and committed photographers.

For more information, contact programs@visitcenter.org.

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46th Annual Arts And Crafts Show – Call For Artists

46th Annual Arts And Crafts Show – Call For Artists

Girls Inc of Santa Fe announces a call for artists for their 46th Annual Arts and Crafts Show, featuring the work of over 160 local and national professional artists. Artist categories include fiber art, jewelry, painting, pottery, sculpture, metal work, wood work, and photography.

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Deadline: 31 May 2018

$450 booth fee / Post 1-1-2018: Grass & end booths $500, regular $475

$50 fee for shared booth

$20 Credit Card Processing Fee (Fee is $20 per booth. There is no charge for paying with cash or check.)

$60 Late Fee (For applications received on or after June 1st.)

Electricity is available and included for all booths except those that begin with “S.” Artists pay for their booth space only. No commission is collected from artists’ sales.

The 46th Annual Arts And Crafts Show brings in 25,000 to 30,000 visitors. This show is the third largest market on the Santa Fe Plaza each year. Artists rate our show as the one of their best shows, if not “The Best.” The Girls Inc. show fills quickly each year. They always seek new artisans. In participating in the show, you are not only benefiting from 45 years of experience and massive tourist traffic, but also supporting work to advocate on behalf of all girls to ensure they grow up strong, smart, and bold.

About Girls Inc. of Santa Fe

Girls Inc. of Santa Fe has been operating for over 60 years. They are part of a national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Intentional programming focuses on keeping girls in their learning minds. Their nationally-developed programs are the result of studies conducted by the Girls Incorporated National Resource Center, the largest and most comprehensive research center on girls in the country. Informal education programs encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges. Programs address math and science education, health and sexuality, drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, violence prevention, communication, conflict resolution, and sports participation.

For more information, contact acshow@girlsincofsantafe.org.

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Taos Art Museum August Night 2017 – Call For Artists

The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House announces a call for artists for August Night 2017, an exhibition and auction. For more than a decade, this annual juried exhibition has attracted collectors from across the US.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

August Night 2017 will showcase art that is inspired by the legacy of the renowned Russian émigré painter Nicolai Fechin, the heritage of the Taos Society of Artists, and the creative heritage of the Southwest.

Eligible media:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Small sculpture

This year’s jurors are Dustin Belyeu, Director and Robert Carr, Assistant Director, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Accepted artwork will be promoted in the Museum’s press and program literature and online. Artwork will be on display in the historic Fechin Studio starting in June and sold at the festive August Night 2017 party and auction on August 26.

Taos Art Museum August Night 2017 - Call For Artists

About Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is housed in the adobe home and studio that was hand-crafted by the renowned Russian émigré artist Nicolai Fechin from 1927 to 1933. Drawing on the crafts from his Russian childhood, Fechin hand-carved all the woodwork in the house and studio, from doors, lintels, posts, and corbels, to cabinets, chairs, benches, and cabinets, in an elegant harmony of Russian, Hispanic, Pueblo, and Art Deco styles that influenced Southwestern design forever after. The property is listed on both State and National Registers of Historic Places.

For an artist who met with international success early in his career and maintained a lifelong reputation as one of the finest portrait artists of his time, Nicolai Ivanovich Fechin (1881 – 1955) was an extremely private, retiring man. His emotive, vivid, and idiosyncratic art is based on a very personal frame of reference, even at its most academic. His practice was a blend of the finest Beaux Arts tradition of 19th-Century academic training and the personal intensity of a solitary individual.

The Museum’s art collection focuses on paintings of the Taos Society of Artists (1915-1927) and Taos Moderns. The patio garden and studio provide quiet space for reflection and inspiration. It features a free treasure hunt for children and project centers in the historic studio for visitors who wish to respond to the Museum with their own creative expression. The Museum is on the main thoroughfare through Taos within easy walking distance of the entire Historic District. Admission to Studio, Museum Store, garden, and grounds are free. Low admission to House includes exhibitions and tours.

About Nedra Matteucci Galleries

Since its founding in 1972, Nedra Matteucci Galleries has sought to expand and refine its diverse collection of important paintings and sculpture. Today, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century American art. This includes the Taos Society of Artists, artists of the American West, and masters of American Impressionism and Modernism. Leading contemporary painters and sculptors that represent modern western art comprise a key component of the galleries’ comprehensive collection.

For more information, contact director@taosartmuseum.org.

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Summer Residency in New Mexico – Call for Artists

The Starry Night Residency Program announces a call for artists for a Summer Residency in New Mexico.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 29 Apr 2016

The Starry Night Residency Program provides artists, writers, and curators with the opportunity to live and work within a small, creative community. Located in the downtown historic hot springs district of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the program is a place where our participants can find quiet solitude and focus on their work.

Artists accepted into the Summer Residency in New Mexico will have the option of being included in our third edition of Artists to Look Out For, published in paperback and digital editions, and will be available for distribution via Amazon, Lulu Press, and Kindle in December 2016.

Artists accepted into the Summer Residency in New Mexico will have the opportunity to enroll in our online professional practices program, Artist Resources & Tools, at an 80% discount. Standard enrollment fees for the eight week course are $995, but artists who are accepted into the residency program have the option to enroll in the self study or the interactive, guided course beginning in the Spring of 2016 for only $195. This program is geared towards visual artists, but the course content can be applied to other disciplines as well.

Starry Night is dedicated to the advancement of artists through multiple programs that nurture and support their careers. This includes the programs mentioned above, as well as the Starry Night Exposure program which brings the work of contemporary, emerging artists to Miami for exhibition during Art Basel Miami. The Exposure program is for serious visual artists who wish to gain rapid exposure at the largest art fair in the Americas.  Enrollment to our online professional practices course, Artist Resources & Tools, as well as automatic inclusion in the Artists to Look Out For publication is included with the Exposure Program.  This opportunity is exclusively for working artists who are looking to secure relationships with galleries, dealers, and collectors in the high traffic environment of Art Basel Miami, while developing their professional presentation for a successful career in the arts.

For more information, contact info@starrynightretreat.com.

Summer Residency in New Mexico

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Gala Juried Exhibition and Auction – Call for Artists

The Gala Juried Exhibition and Auction at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House will showcase art from across the US that is inspired by the creative heritage of the American Southwest and by the Russian immigre artist Nicolai Fechin.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 25 Jun 2016

All accepted artwork will auctioned at the festive annual Gala on August 27.

This juried exhibition has a long history and attracts collectors of southwestern art. All submissions will be juried by the widely respected Curator of Art for the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum (PPHM), Michael Grauer. Grauer is an acknowledged authority on the art and artists of the Southwest with an emphasis on New Mexico (particularly the Taos Society of Artists) and Texas.

Gala Juried Exhibition and Auction

The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House preserves and interprets the historic home fashioned by the renowned Russian painter Nicolai Fechin from 1927 to 1933, and an eminent collection of art by the Taos Society of Artists and their followers.

For more information, contact director@taosartmuseum.org.

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Girls Inc of Santa Fe Arts and Crafts Show – Call for Artists

Girls Inc of Santa Fe announces a call for artists for the 44th Annual Arts and Crafts Show.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2016

The Girls Inc of Santa Fe Arts and Crafts Show fills quickly each year; however, we are always seeking new artisans.

Artists pay for their booth space only and retain 100% of their sales. The show brings in 25K – 30K visitors.

Girls Inc of Santa Fe has been operating for over 60 years. We are part of a national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through intentional programming that focuses on keeping the girls in their learning minds.

For more information, contact  acshow@girlsincofsantafe.org.

Girls Inc of Santa Fe Arts and Crafts Show

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Summer Arts and Crafts Fair – Call for Artists

The Fuller Lodge Art Center announces a call for artists for the Summer Arts and Crafts Fair.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 5 Aug 2016

The 40th Annual Summer Arts and Crafts Fair takes place in conjunction with the Los Alamos Rodeo which draws a multitude of visitors. The neighboring library hosts the county fair at the same time and there is live music throughout the day. Over 100 jury-selected artisans set up booths on the lawn of the Historic Fuller Lodge, across the street from Ashley Pond, where there are food vendors and commercial and non-profit booths. We welcome regional artists as well as artists from throughout the southwest. Past fairs have featured jewelers, potters, glassworks, woodwork, painting, sculpture, photography, furniture, clothing, and chainsaw sculpted bears. Admission is free, with free parking. The Rodeo parade passes the fair in the morning.

Artists keep all income from their sales. This is a good opportunity to make contacts for later commissions. After the parade, the fair is mobbed as people come in from the street.

The summer fair takes place on lush grass park behind Fuller Lodge. Fuller Lodge Art Center hosts thematic juried group exhibits throughout the year and offers art instruction taught by professional artists. The town has just received a designation as the Manhattan Project National Historical Park so we anticipate an increasing tourist population.

For more information, contact info@fullerlodgeartcenter.com.

Summer Arts and Crafts Fair

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