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Threads That Bind (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Threads That Bind (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Threads That Bind: When The Fabric Of Social Culture Unravels. This national juried show is for artists working in traditional and/or contemporary approaches to fiber. Submissions must use fiber materials and/or processes (weaving, knitting, spinning, rug-making, embroidery, crochet, braiding, beading, needlepoint, cross-stitch, dyeing, sewing) as a primary component of the work. The final form of submitted artwork may be a sculpture, photograph, performance or video, or wearable or decorative art or fashion, as well as an embroidered, woven, crocheted, or dyed or knitted wall-hung or free-standing piece. Large-scale work up to 96″ in any direction is welcome.

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Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

Questions to ask yourself about your work when making a submission:

  • How have you embraced fiber processes during our sustained period of forced social isolation?
  • Does fiber making provide comfort, or do you use fiber processes to push against the boundaries of social constraints and/or civil and social unrest?
  • What does fiber making in the 21st century mean to you, and why do you choose these processes and materials instead of or in addition to more “traditional” art-making media?

In addition to images of up to 3 artworks, please write 1-3 sentences answering one of the above 3 questions.

BWAC promotes emerging artists. Threads That Bind will highlight fiber artists who have not been able to show their work, especially due to the Covid pandemic. Shows are free, open to the public, and well-attended. BWAC offers participating artists the opportunity to show their work through their online Artsy gallery and BWAC website platforms. Any artist can make arrangements to host an artist talk, invite friends and colleagues to the space, and take advantage of all the networking opportunities with BWAC.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.

For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

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Exchanging Visions Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Exchanging Visions Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Exchanging Visions is an open call for artists to women and non-binary artists living and working in Brooklyn, NYC. What is the future of the arts in New York City? Submit 2-4 artworks that speaks to the theme: “Exchanging Visions: What is it that calls to us?”

Artists should have a demonstrated, consistent studio practice outside an academic setting for three or more years. Please note that advanced degrees or degrees of any sort are not required for this exhibition opportunity.

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Deadline: 20 Aug 2021

The exhibition program is open to artists working in all disciplines.

  • Opening reception on October 14th and 15th, 2021
  • Press materials and PR support
  • Professional publicity and marketing team will promote the artists and week-long event throughout NYC and online international promotions
  • Full color catalogue with essay and a statement by the curator
  • 95% of art sales at the event go to the artists
  • Show in New York City to increase your exposure and network with professional curators, gallerists, and art buyers
  • Partnering with RxR Realty and The Hall BK, established and large corporate real estate firms who are actively engaged in promoting local artists.

About Exchanging Visions

A women-run event for women and non-binary artists in Brooklyn, NYC. For all people who identify as women and non-binary. Committed to amplifying the creative vision of today’s women artists in NYC. Through this event and the publicity associated with it, increase the visibility of Brooklyn’s women and non-binary artists across the globe and help to bring more gender equity to the world of art.

Dedicated to living working artists known and yet to be discovered by larger audiences as well as the diversity, inclusivity, and benefit for all artists. Provide an environment and space where creativity and community can develop, expand, and flourish.

For more information, contact alex@alexandrajamieson.com.

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Recycle Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Recycle Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Recycle 2021, a national juried show of art crafted from cast‐off, discarded, and re‐purposed materials and celebration of ingenuity and imagination.

BWAC is seeking to exhibit sophisticated two‐ and three‐ dimensional art created in the re‐use genre. The juror is John Cloud Daiser, Director of Education from Materials of the Arts.

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Deadline: 8 Aug 2021

As well as looking for skill in the use of material, BWAC wants to see art that demonstrates the importance of conserving limited natural resources. They will be looking for how well the medium relates to the upcycling movement and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. The Recycle juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.

For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

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Visualizing the Past Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Visualizing the Past Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Smithtown Township Arts Council and Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition, Visualizing The Past. The theme is poet Emily Dickinson’s phrase: “Memory is a strange Bell—Jubilee, and Knell.” The exhibition is open to multiple responses to the metaphor: a bell that summons the public to a joyous celebration or rings mournfully to signal loss.

 

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Deadline: 30 Jun 2021

For Visualizing the Past, artists may explore the role of remembrance—from personal reflections to universal emotions—through abstract, representational, or mixed modalities. Visual evocations of past events, landscapes, people, scenes, objects, or structures can make intangible thoughts, emotions, and concepts visible to the mind’s eye. Images that preserve the past can retard decay and disappearance. Conversely, they could give form to the inevitable ravages of time.

Whether invoking the highs or lows of cultural memory, artists can suggest what remains after a physical presence, event, or emotion has vanished. The exhibition is open to varied interpretations of the subject, from literal or narrative-inspired to far-ranging or symbolic. Representational images of remembered sights, activities, impressions, or atmosphere as well as surrealistic or abstract evocations related to the subject are welcome. Expressions may range from positive images to more melancholy soundings.

Visualizing the Past Artist Benefits

Selected artists for Visualizing the Past will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that has been in business for more than fifty years and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The building was built in 1838 and has five gallery rooms, 11 foot ceilings, and lots of natural light. Artists will have the opportunity to have their art judged from national entries by art critic and cultural journalist, Carol Strickland for awards $1200 Best in Show, $800 Second Place, and $400 Third Place.

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 the community as they foster communication, offer new insights on the world, and add to the greater appreciation of both life and society.

Since 1978, the Council has made its home in the historic Mills Pond House. Occupied by the prosperous Mills family (early settlers of the Town of Smithtown) until 1976, this area is a rare survival of an agricultural hamlet once common on Long Island. William Wickham Mills (a man of wealth and social prominence) inherited the family land and began to construct the Mills Pond House in 1838. This Greek Revival style home is the earliest documented architect-designed house in the area.

About Mills Pond Gallery

The Mills Pond Gallery strives to promote an active process of exploration involving creativity and the arts, providing inspiring and enjoyable opportunities for visitors to explore different points of view, challenge preconceptions and prejudices, and foster critical thinking. They hope that the public will relate the art exhibited to their own life experiences, creating new links and understanding. Dedicated to showcasing the artistic development and achievements of the region and nation, the gallery’s exhibitions provide diverse art experiences for individuals and reach the local communities through classes, special events, and community outreach programs. Focusing on active and collaborative learning through the medium of art, they bring arts and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and diverse artistic heritage.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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Art Over Time Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Art Over Time Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Art Over Time, a national juried exhibition to be held July 3 to August 15, 2021. This exhibition is designed for artists over the age of 65. All media, forms/sizes (2/D, 3/D, photography, film/video when part of another medium, performance, and fiber art) including large scale works will be accommodated.

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Deadline: 29 Apr 2021

Entry Fee: $35/per set of 3 images ($5 each additional image)

This second juried show of BWAC’s exhibition season, Art Over Time, seeks to highlight and honor the excellent works of artists who have, with grit and fortitude, pursued a call and commitment to artistic practice. Now is a good time to look at art through a lens that values extended practice and continual renewal, allowing ideas to ferment and grow as in fine wine.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 3, 2021 from 1-6 P.M.

Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday, July 3, 2021 – Sunday, August 15, 2021, weekends 1-6 P.M.

Juror: Charlotta Kotik, independent curator, former Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Art Over Time Prizes

  • Best of Show Gold: One year Membership with BWAC, inclusion in BWAC’s Fall Show, links to your website and social media on a special profile directory on BWAC’s website and inclusion into Artsy
  • Best of Show Silver: Fall Show participation and links to your website and social media on a special profile directory on BWAC’s website or inclusion into Artsy
  • Certificate of Recognition: Links to your website and social media on a special profile directory on BWAC’s website and promotion of this year’s submission

Art Over Time will be shown on the BWAC virtual gallery exhibition space on Artsy.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.

For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

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6x6x2021 International Exhibition (Rochester, NY) – Call For Artists

6x6x2021 International Exhibition (Rochester, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) announces a call for artists for 6x6x2021, an international small art phenomenon returning for its 14th year. This exhibition will be installed and have normal gallery hours this year. Each year, 6×6 has grown and included thousands of artworks from around the world and every US State. This year RoCo hopes to reach deeper into the global art community. This includes obtaining artwork from more national and international artists and celebrities. The consistently high caliber of artworks each year has been astounding.

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Deadline: 10 Apr 2021

6x6x2021 is made up of thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international and local artists, designers, and youth. Each artist may enter up to three artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). Artworks must be six inches square and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. Participation is free. All artworks will be exhibited and for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase. All artworks remain on display through July 18. Limit three artworks per school group (no limit for colleges).

6x6x2021 Timeline

  • Postmarked deadline: International by April 2 / U.S. by April 12
  • Global online preview begins: May 14 at 10am
  • In-gallery preview: May 31 – June 4
  • Virtual opening and artwork sale : June 5
  • Global online purchasing begins: June 8
  • Sold out artists’ names revealed online: July 2
  • Purchased artwork pick-up: July 18 – 21
  • Exhibition dates: June 5 – July 18, 2021

About Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Rochester Contemporary Art Center is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.

To suport this Mission RoCo:

  • Offers thoughtful contemporary art programming of all disciplines
  • Supports and exhibits artists who address pressing issues through their work
  • Presents the work of both renowned and emerging artists from New York State and beyond
  • Provides exhibition, educational, and networking opportunities for artists
  • Actively seeks unique voices and new audiences from diverse backgrounds
  • Initiated and administers First Friday Citywide Gallery Night for the City of Rochester
  • Fosters collaborative partnerships with other arts organizations and artists
  • Builds community by bringing artists, patrons, students, teachers, and enthusiasts together
  • Is a gathering place for artists, audiences, and the local community
  • Is a neighborhood anchor for artistic activity and unique encounters in downtown Rochester

For more information, contact info@rochestercontemporary.org.

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AD Art Show (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

AD Art Show (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] MvVO ART is turning the Oculus in NYC into an art destination and want you to submit your art for the AD Art Show. After a successful launch at Sotheby’s in NYC in 2018, MvVO is returning to the Oculus for a third time. Your art will be displayed on the monumental screens inside the Oculus. No need to send physical art – just 300 dpi images. Submit your art rather than commercial work. A jury will select the artists and winner.

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Deadline extended: 21 Mar 2021 – Applicant eligibility now includes those who work in advertising or marketing OR have a background as a commercial artist

MvVO ART creates opportunities for artists to get more exposure. Many artists have day jobs. They do not always have time to pursue opportunities even though they create art and are very talented. Through the AD art show, artists meet each other and feel they are part of a caring community.

MvVO ART created the AD Art Show to showcase artists who are not typically seen by the art world. MvVO ART bridges the gap of the art and ad work by bringing together very respected art professionals and collectors to review art. The Oculus is a landmark in NYC. The show is open to the public all of May.

Artists are featured in MvVO’s Artsy gallery. Artists are promoted after the show is over if they have interesting news. MvVO does not charge a commission on sales. The winner is honored with a Specialty Clio in Contemporary Art.

About MvVO Art

MvVO ART is an innovative art venture founded by Maria van Vlodrop, who has brought together art experts and a team of advertising, marketing, media, branding, communications, and technology professionals to create opportunities for artists. Together, this dynamic team brings a fresh perspective to the emerging art scene in New York City. MvVO ART aims to bring art and commerce together where brands align with art and emerging artists to create powerful partnerships and unique experiences.

For more information, contact info@mvvoart.com.

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Abstract Photography Competition (Online)- Call For Artists

Abstract Photography Competition (Online)- Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Abstract, an online photography competition. Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality, but instead use shapes, colors, forms, and gestural marks to achieve its effect.

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Deadline: 7 Mar 2021

The early days of photography centered on true to life imagery, i.e. family portraits, images of streets, towns, and mansions. Over time, photographers expanded their vision to more moody images, ultimately to where photography is today – an all encompassing art form generated by camera and lens and producing a vast sampling of imagery from reality to less recognizable abstracts.

This call is about the abstracts – those images that are not instantly identified as that person, that thing, and so forth. It doesn’t matter if you photograph something abstract or create the abstraction through photographic processes. Macro shots, close ups of graffiti, fanciful post processing manipulations, or just photographing something at an angle that disguises it. They all work. As with all NYC4PA calls all 2D photo mediums are welcome.

The prizes total $3000 and have a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes – 20 juror’s selections and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

New York Center for Photographic Art offers six opportunities a year for photographers, from amateur to professional, male or female, and young or old. NYC4PA 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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Solo Exhibition Proposals (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Solo Exhibition Proposals (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] CUE Art Foundation is currently seeking Solo Exhibition Proposals for the 2022 exhibition season. The exhibitions provide emerging and under-recognized artists the necessary resources to realize an exhibition at CUE’s storefront gallery in 2022.

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Deadline: 12 Mar 2021

Each year, a panel of established artists and curators select two to three solo exhibition proposals to be realized at CUE. Finalists are paired with a member of the selection panel, who works with them as a mentor throughout the process of planning and mounting the exhibition.

CUE provides generous honoraria—$5,000 for artists presenting solo exhibitions—in addition to mentorship, institutional guidance, a shipping budget, and an exhibition catalogue with a critical essay by a participant in CUE’s Art Critic Mentoring Program.

About CUE Art Foundation

CUE aims to present new and exceptionally strong work by under-recognized and emerging artists based in the United States, and is committed to exhibiting contemporary work of all disciplines. CUE Art Foundation is a dynamic visual arts center dedicated to creating essential career and educational opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists of all ages. Through exhibitions, arts education, and public programs, CUE provides artists and audiences with sustaining and meaningful experiences and resources.

CUE carries out its mission through its core programs, which include solo exhibitions for emerging and under-recognized artists; an annual fellowship for an emerging curator; mentorship and publication opportunities for emerging writers; professional development workshops for practicing artists and arts workers; and arts education intensives for high school students.

For more information, contact josephine@cueartfoundation.org.

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Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial (Katonah, NY) – Call For Artists

Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial (Katonah, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) invites submissions for Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, July 11 – September 19, 2021. The exhibition, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, will bring together visual artists, sound artists, book artists, craft-based artists, poets, and authors whose work explores connections between the past and present.

 

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Deadline: 2 Apr 2021

Connections to the past and present include, but are not limited to, work that:

  • Engages with personal or family history
  • Examines the idea and form of the archive, or the ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized, and displayed
  • Borrows from the history of art
  • Challenges the dominant narrative of (art) history and questions what and who that history includes and excludes

With Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, the KMA seeks to present a broad range of contemporary work created by artists based locally, regionally, and globally. In doing so, the Museum hopes to build networks of artists around the world.

Important Dates

  • April 2: Deadline for submission of artworks
  • April 30: Notification of accepted artists by email and web posting
  • July 2-3: Deadline for receipt of all artwork
  • July 10: 1st Look Preview Opening
  • July 11: Members and Public Openings
  • September 19: Exhibition closes
  • September 20: Artists, or their shippers, pick up artwork.

(Artwork not picked up will incur a $50 per day storage fee).

Cladogram Awards

  • $2,000 Michaela and Skip Beitzel 1st Place Award
  • $1,500 Lisbeth and Frank Stern 2nd Place Award
  • $1,000 Lisbeth and Frank Stern and Diana and Loring Knoblauch 3rd Place Award
  • $700 LaRuth Gray, Vanessa Smith and Anonymous KMAA Award

About The Katonah Museum of Art

The Katonah Museum of Art, one of the most celebrated small museums in the country, was founded over 60 years ago by volunteers from local communities as an exhibition venue for fine arts. Nationally recognized, the KMA curates and hosts exhibitions, events, lectures, and workshops. The Learning Center serves audiences of all ages. Throughout the year, they host three to four major exhibitions, interlaced with smaller attractions, in a 10,000 square foot building designed by the late eminent architect, Edward Larrabee Barnes. Among a stand of magnificent Norwegian spruce trees, the Sculpture Garden provides refuge and visual pleasure. The Katonah Museum offers outdoor concerts, “artful” parties, international travels, and trips to other museums and private collections.

For more information, contact nhitchcock@katonahmuseum.org.

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