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Hand Drawn (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Hand Drawn (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for Hand Drawn, a juried drawing exhibition April 25 – May 29, 2020. Juror: Thomas Germano. The exhibition is open to drawing in any medium. All subjects, styles, and genres are welcome. No prints, watercolors, photos, or scanned digital photography manipulated with an app.

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Deadline: 24 Mar 2020

Entry Fee: $45/3 images

Selected artists for Hand Drawn will have the opportunity to receive prize awards: $800 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, and $300 Third Place.  First place winner will be invited to a Winners Showcase in 2021. Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Built in 1838 the gallery has 12 foot ceilings and five gallery rooms.

About Smithtown Township Arts Council

Incorporated in 1972, Smithtown Township Arts Council (STAC) offers a unique combination of historical preservation, cultural promotion, and arts exhibition. The Council has been committed to the arts in Suffolk County for forty-six years, working to provide a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art and cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public’s daily lives and civic responsibilities. They believe the arts are indispensable in building good character in the citizens of our communities as they foster communication, offer new insights on the world, and add to the greater appreciation of both life and society.

About Mills Pond Gallery

Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. Adaptation of Mills Pond House for public use has introduced modern mechanical systems to the structure without impairing its historic integrity. Gallery lighting and handicapped access have been designed to complement the original building. Notable among the ca. 1838 Grecian details are the gold-veined marble mantelpieces, ornamental plater “centres” applied to the ceilings, and front and rear stoops supported by wooden Doric columns.

Mills Pond house preserves the locality’s name, but departs from tradition in other respects. Its high-style Grecian design is unusual on Long Island. The hand of an accomplished architect is nearly unique at this early date. Pollard’s influence is seen in the use of imported materials: Albany boards, Carolina yellow pine, English glass, Connecticut stone, and Santo Domingan mahogany. The silvered hardware, decorative plaster, and carpeting were bought in New York City shops. William Wickham Mills died in 1865. His home descended in the family until its gift to the Town of Smithtown in 1976. Today, it is preserved for use as an arts-related facility.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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Wide Open 11 (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Wide Open 11 (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition announces a call for artists for Wide Open 11, a national juried show. This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories, 18 years of age or older. The broad theme of Wide Open 11 encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom and love ‐ wide open spaces…arms wide open…eyes wide open ‐ but as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite ‐ wide open to attack…corruption…failure. What kind of fantasy is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore the idea of “wide open” in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.

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Deadline: 2 Mar 2020

This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non‐traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video only when part of an installation. Works may be submitted in one or multiple media. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. Limited edition prints/photographs are accepted. Artwork not meeting the criteria, although juried, may be rejected. Note: Kit work or reproductions of original works in other media (such as giclee prints of oil paintings), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

  • Submission deadline: Early Bird: February 4, 2020; Final application deadline: March 2, 2020.
  • Gallery exhibition dates: Saturday May 9 – Sunday June 21, 2020; weekends 1‐ 6 P.M.
  • Opening Reception: Saturday May 9, 2020 from 1 ‐ 6 P.M.

Wide Open 11 Artist Benefits

Prizes are awarded and selected in person by our Juror, Paulina Pobocha of MoMa for the following categories:

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000 awarded at the Opening Reception to the artist whose work is juried as ‘Best of Show’
  • Best of Show Silver: $500 awarded at the Opening Reception to the artist whose work is juried ‘Best of Show Silver’
  • Certificates of Recognition: $500 total: $100 for each of five winners, awarded at the opening reception
  • All above selections will be made by our juror, Paulina Pobocha
  • Peoples’ Choice: $100 awarded to the artist whose work is voted ‘Best’ by attendees during the course of the entire show

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is a truly unique and generous space. It is a beautiful stone Civil War‐era warehouse overlooking New York Harbor from the piers of Red Hook, in Brooklyn NY.  BWAC welcomes the opportunity to exhibit unusually large work. They look forward to exhibiting artwork from all around the country. Virtually every medium is accepted including: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, photography, drawing, print, mixed media, sculpture, assemblage, installation, and textile. Every year, BWAC greets between 5,000-7000 guests through their doors. They offer free weekly entertainment including music performances, spoken word, and short plays. Appropriate for all ages.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

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Mother Cabrini Memorial (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Mother Cabrini Memorial (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Search for artists to develop Mother Cabrini Memorial now open. To be placed in Battery Park City’s South Cove. The memorial honors the legacy of Mother Cabrini, who dedicated her life to serving her community and those in need.

New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Mother Cabrini Memorial will be placed in Battery Park City’s South Cove in direct view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Mother Cabrini Memorial Commission has begun its search for artists who will design and execute the Memorial honoring the legacy of Mother Cabrini. Mother Cabrini founded dozens of institutions that served the less fortunate, including educational organizations and programs to support her fellow Italian-Americans who immigrated to the United States.

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2020

“This memorial will honor the legacy of Mother Cabrini – a great New Yorker and Italian-American – and the Commission chose a site that perfectly symbolizes her commitment to helping new Americans settle in the United States,” Governor Cuomo said. “We want this memorial to pay tribute to the charity and goodwill she spread to countless others in her lifetime, and I look forward to seeing the designs that the artists propose to capture that spirit of her generosity.”

The Mother Cabrini Memorial Commission will review and select finalists from the submitted proposals. They will recommend proposals to the Governor for his final selection.

Mother Cabrini Memorial Artist Benefits

The budget for design and fabrication of the Memorial artwork is up to $750,000, which includes an artist fee of up to, but not greater than, 20% of the total project budget cost. The total project cost must include delivery to the site and installation.

As part of this fee, the selected artist will be required to submit a final budget, produce completed designs, select a fabricator (if not already part of the team), and oversee the fabrication and installation of the artwork as well as guide any necessary landscape restoration or other treatments required at the site, two weeks after the award notification. The staff from the Battery Park City Authority and Office of General Services will be available to provide their technical expertise and site-specific knowledge in support of the implementation of this project.

About the State of New York Governor Cuomo

Andrew M. Cuomo is the 56th Governor of New York, having assumed office on January 1, 2011. Throughout his entire life, Andrew Cuomo has had the same values and the same principles; he has not only believed in those values and principles, but he has developed the skills to fight for them – and to win.

As Governor, Andrew Cuomo has fought for social, racial and economic justice for all New Yorkers.

Under his leadership, New York passed marriage equality, a $15 minimum wage, the strongest paid family leave program in the nation, the strongest gun safety laws in the nation, equal rights for women, greater protections for immigrants, the largest investment in education in state history, cut taxes for the middle class, implemented a 2 percent property tax cap, put more New Yorkers to work than ever before, and became the first state in the nation to offer free college tuition for middle-class families. He also got the state building again – taking on projects that had been stalled for decades and using union labor every step of the way.

For more information, contact mothercabrinimemorial@ogs.ny.gov.

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Ad Art Show 2020 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Ad Art Show 2020 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

MvVO Art announces a call for artists for the Ad Art Show 2020. Interested in having your big screen moment? Interested in having your art viewed by over 10 million people? Interested in showing your art in New York City without the need to necessarily travel? During Frieze Art week (May 2020), Ad Art Show 2020 will be showcasing artists from all over the world on the monumental screens at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, one of the most famous architectural landmarks in New York City. The show is on for the entire month of May.

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Deadline: 7 Feb 2020

Submit 4 images of your art. No commercial work please – only fine art.

The Ad Art Show 2020 is an opportunity to jump start your art career or to invigorate it. Artists are chosen purely on talent and not because of their resume or shows they have participated in before.

The winning artist(s) receive prizes. 350,000 people walk through the Oculus daily. While presence is not required since it is a digital show, it could be the perfect opportunity to travel to New York upon selection to attend the VIP reception during Frieze Art fair and build more relationships.

About MvVO Art

MvVO Art creates opportunities for artists. There are many talented artists who work in advertising, design, and related fields but do not have time or the right platform to reach the art world. MvVO Art provides a platform for artists who have day jobs in the commercial arts to be recognized for their fine art.

For more information, contact info@mvvoart.com.

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Residency 108 Spring 2020 Session (Germantown, NY) – Call For Artists

Residency 108 Spring 2020 Session (Germantown, NY) – Call For Artists

Residency 108 announces a call for artists for the Residency 108 Spring 2020 Session, which will take place April 19th – May 17th, 2020.  Two four week-long residencies are offered each year, one during the month of October and one in May. Residency 108 invites emerging and established artists, writers and thinkers of all disciplines to immerse themselves in their creative practice. They welcome those who work with nature, ecology, and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works. The residency is free apart from the cost of travel and material expenses which must be assumed by the individual.

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Deadline: 11 Jan 2020

The application is blind; therefore, Residency 108 welcomes any and all artists of diverse backgrounds. Applicants will be notified by or before February 1st.

Artists of any age from any country may apply. Residency 108 accepts solo artists and collaborating teams of up to three people. They are interested in applicants whose practice involves a defined engagement with landscape and ecology, or projects that employ historical or first-hand research of the 108 site. Please have your statement reflect this intention.

Residency 108 Spring 2020 Session Artist Benefits

The program accommodates three artists at a time. Each resident is provided with a room, working facilities, and a weekly stipend for food. Participants are responsible for cooking their own meals. The residency is located in a remote area. There is no public transportation in the area. Residency 108 does not have a vehicle available for resident use apart from a bike. However, they provide weekly trips to shop for supplies and food. Each resident will be asked to present their work during the residency. Weekly critiques are held as a group and sometimes with a visiting critic.

About Residency 108

Residency 108 is a rural residency program with a focus on landscape and ecology. They program is unique in that it invites artists to engage with a specific site, 108 acres of pastoral land which was used as a horse farm in the last century. The property features rolling hills, mowed paths, meadows, densely wooded forests, wetlands with a few ponds of varying size, and a seasonal stream. In addition to these ecosystems, a variety of native plant species host habitats for birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The program is ideal for artists who wish to engage with the landscape and prefer isolation to interaction. If you require constant contact with civilization this may not be the program for you.

For more information, contact director@residency108.org.

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Patterns and Shadows 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Patterns and Shadows 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Patterns and Shadows 2019. The city in the early morning or late afternoon presents an intensified visual as the buildings, the cars, and even the pedestrians present long deep shadows. Look more closely at the buildings at any time of day and note the patterns in architecture, and windows. This call is all about images where the visual impact stems from shadows or repetitive shapes/patterns. Consider the patterns in rows of theater seats, late afternoon light on steps transforming it into repeated black and white stripes, your own shadow, or that of an athlete sprinting in the park in the early hours.

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Deadline: 10 Nov 2019

Patterns and Shadows 2019 Artist Benefits

The total prizes for Patterns and Shadows 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Secondary Colors 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Secondary Colors 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Secondary Colors 2019. Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow. Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. A garden of purple is always in bloom! NYC4PA Primary Colors calls for entry have been some of their favorite contests. Though red, yellow, and blue are, in fact, primary colors they are not the not the only important hues out there for the color photographer.

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Deadline: 22 Sept 2019

Secondary colors: orange, green, and purple are as impactful and can be the foundation for equally compelling imagery. NYC4PA is looking for images in which one of these colors stands out as a critical element. It can be black and white with a single point of color; a green, orange, or purple monochrome; or any image where a secondary color stands out as a focal point. The possibilities in nature are endless with green leaves and lawns, orange bursts of autumn color and purple flowers, and magical purple hazes that can set off late afternoon scenes. Clothing, pumpkins, traffic lights, and automobiles, the list goes on and on.

Secondary Colors 2019 Artist Benefits

The total prizes for Secondary Colors 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Expo 39 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

Expo 39 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 39. Artists may submit up to six images and/or two short videos. Accepted artists will show their work (between one and eight pieces) in a show at bj spoke gallery, Huntington, NY in March of 2020. Artists are expected to ship or deliver their work and insure it if desired. While there is no size limitation, the size of our gallery must dictate how many large works can be shown at once. There will be a reception.

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Deadline: 15 Nov 2019

Linda Kavaliunis, Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, will be the juror for Expo 39. Friends, family, and fans can enjoy the reception. b.j. spoke gallery makes every effort to have the show reviewed or mentioned in the news media in our area. They promote the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The b.j. spoke gallery online magazine will include a presentation and discussion of the show including whatever information we may obtain from the juror about how the show was chosen. Applying artists should be aware that sales of artwork are relatively infrequent. There are no awards.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is a not for profit artist cooperative with an educational and charitable mission. It has existed since 1975 and is one of a very few artist coops remaining and surviving on Long Island. The gallery produces a monthly online magazine that features information about our ongoing art shows and artists, poetry, book reviews, and articles of general interest to those in the arts. The gallery runs bimonthly artist discussion workshops, hosts a monthly open mic poetry event, and has hosted singer-songwriter events.

Community outreach efforts have included a small works fundraiser for VIBS (an organization for helping the survivors of family violence), several showings with FREE (an organization for emotionally disabled adults), and a yearly open call in which, for a small fee, all artists in the surrounding communities can join in a show where their works are shown intermingled with the works of the gallery artists with no jurying of submitted works.

For more information, contact liz.ehrlichman@bjspokegallery.com.

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91st Grand National Exhibition (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

91st Grand National Exhibition (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

American Artists Professional League announces a call for artists for the 91st Grand National Exhibition. Open to artists 18 and over. Only works in representational or traditional realism will be accepted. Works in oil, acrylic, watermedia, mixed media, pastel, graphics, and sculpture will be accepted. No photo-lithographics, photographs, or computer generated art will be accepted. All work must be original, from a living artist, and not previously exhibited with the American Artists Professional league.

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Deadline: 5 Oct 2019

The show is held in the Salmagundi Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious arts club in New York City. The Salmagundi Club has exhibits every week and attracts many art collectors.

91st Grand National Exhibition Artist Benefits

There will be over $18,000 in awards and medals. Awards will be given in all categories, with over 50 awards. There are five top awards, including Best Painting in Show, Traditional Landscape in Oil, Excellence in Pastel, Traditional Sculpture, and Traditional Artistic Merit.

There are 20 awards in the Oil and Acrylic category, 9 awards in the Pastel Category, 7 Watermedia Awards, 8 Sculpture Awards and 6 Graphics and Mixed Media Awards.

The commission on sales is 25%.

About The American Artists Professional League

In 1928 F. Ballard Williams, Assistant Treasure of the National Academy of Design in New York, called a meeting of 15 members of the Salmagundi Club. The purpose: to discuss the need for a national organization to meet the increasing interests in traditional realism in American art. The attendees all agreed that an organization designed to protect artists’ interests and promote traditional American art was necessary. The American Artists Professional League (AAPL) was born.

The AAPL first focused on the issue of obtaining commissions of official portraits for American Artists. By using its national stature, the AAPL influenced a rider to a Congressional Bill stipulating that all official portraits paid for with taxpayers’ dollars were to be painted by American artists. A fact that remains in effect to this day.

For more information, contact office@aaplinc.org.

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Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 (New York City, NY) – Art Call

Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 (New York City, NY) – Art Call

Superfine! NYCx3 2020 is a revolutionary new art fair concept built in harmony with lower Manhattan’s high-roller real estate market. Instead of one five-day fair, Superfine! is programming three consecutive fairs in a strategic lower Manhattan locale next spring. The triple focus on women artists, contemporary surrealists, and LGBTQI+ artists plays out in the overarching themes: (wo)man, myth, and Magick. In keeping with the themed program, each fair will be limited to no more than sixty exhibitors for a highly curated experience.

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Deadline: 4 Mar 2020

“Superfine! has been a life-changing experience that throttled my career and created so many new relationships with artists, collectors, curators, galleries and journalists that I still benefit from to this day.”

— Sean Christopher Ward, exhibiting artist

NYCx1: (wo)man | 4.22-4.26.2020

The female perspective arrives at the forefront in the fair that launches NYCx3, with a focus on women artists taking their art to the next level.

NYCx2: myth | 4.29-5.2.2020

Surrealist ideas and modern mythology provide the backdrop for a diverse fair comprised of artists at the cutting edge of emerging contemporary art.

NYCx3: Magick | 5.5-5.9.2020

A celebration of all things queer: Magick highlights LGBTQI+ and ally artists representing the queer global experience across a broad range of styles and media.

A whole year of exhibitions in one weekend:

  • 5-7,000 motivated, art-hungry New Yorkers during each five day fair
  • 25% of visitors make a ($100-$2,500+) art purchase
  • More than 50% of exhibiting artists receive major media coverage

Make art. Sell art. Superfine! Art Fair does the rest:

  • Meet collectors in a friendly, welcoming space: the ideal environment to discover, collect, and sell art
  • Cost-saving and cost-spreading financing options that work with artist’s budget to make exhibiting and selling a reality
  • Opportunities for features in Superfine!’s earned (press + PR), owned (website, blog, and social), and paid (advertising) media
  • Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold either in person at the fair or via our online E-Fair

Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 Artist Benefits

In addition to lead-up webinars, curatorial and pricing guidance, an outstanding ground-level exhibition space in a high traffic neighborhood, and significant media exposure opportunities, Superfine! provides artists with access to top quality attendees primed to purchase. Superfine! extensively markets the fair to a market of new, younger collectors with incomes of $120k+ who are often overlooked by the traditional art market. At the NYC 2019 edition, 23% of attendees purchased art in a fun, intimate atmosphere. Superfine! delivers these results by spending $50K+ per fair on hyper-targeted social media ads to help you connect with your next great collector sooner.

Social Equity

Founded by partners in work and life, James Miille and Alex Mitow, Superfine! emphasizes work by the LGBTQIA+ community and female artists. In 2020, Superfine! is launching a three-week themed art fair with a week devoted each to women artists and LGBTQIA+ artists.

About Superfine! Art Fair

Founded by art collectors Alex Mitow and James Miille, Superfine! started in 2015 as an alternative to boring, stuffy art shows and complicated art world politics. From the start, they caught flack from the art establishment. They broke down barriers and opened the gates to everyone from serious long-time art collectors to people who love art and never thought they would be collectors.

Their open and transparent approach worked. Imaginations have been sparked. Countless new collections have been jump-started at Superfine! art fairs as they continue to spread their message of a more inclusive art market across the country. Since 2015, they had one goal: produce bad-ass, expertly-curated art shows where über-talented, diverse global artists meet their new fans in iconic locations.

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