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

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

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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Saltonstall Residency Program (Ithaca, NY) – Call For Artists

Saltonstall Residency Program (Ithaca, NY) – Call For Artists

The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts announces a call for artists for their 2021 Saltonstall Residency Program in Ithaca, New York. Each year, the Saltonstall Foundation awards free residencies to artists and writers who are residents of New York State and Indian Nations therein. They support artists and writers working in the following disciplines: Poetry; Fiction and Creative Nonfiction; Photography and Filmmaking; and Painting, Sculpture, and Visual Arts.

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Deadline: 23 Jan 2021

All applicants must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and must be residents of New York State or Indian Nations therein ** (all counties). Residencies are for individual artists and writers. Saltonstall is unable to accommodate groups or pairs of people working together.

New in 2021: Accessibility space for an artist or writer! Saltonstall is currently building an accessible addition. It includes a private accessible living space with a roll-in shower, private accessible studio (for a visual artist or writer), shared accessible kitchen and dining area, accessible laundry facilities, and adjoining private suite for a personal care assistant if needed.

COVID, the unwanted guest

Saltonstall is under no illusions: The coronavirus will be with us — in some way — through next summer. They are planning a 2021 residency season because they believe they can offer a safe residency experience in a way that is responsible and responsive to the needs of artists and writers while protecting their health and that of the staff and local community.

2021 Saltonstall Residency Program Dates

Second annual six-night residency for artist/writer parents:

Thursday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 9. Please note: this residency is strictly for artist/writer parents who have at least one dependent child (under 18) at home.

Four-week residencies:

  • Monday, June 14 – Monday, July 12
  • Monday, July 19 – Monday, August 16
  • Monday, August 23 – Monday, September 20

Two-week residencies:

  • Monday, September 27 – Monday, October 11
  • Saturday, October 16 – Saturday, October 30

Res­i­den­cies pro­vide artists time and pri­vate space to do their work with­out in­ter­rup­tion. Dur­ing one month at Salton­stall, residents are often able to com­plete at least 3-4 months worth of work. The shorter, two-week residencies have an identical effect. There are min­i­mal chores, and re­strict­ed vis­i­tor hours ~ all of which al­lows for max­i­mum focus on the artists work.

There is no cost to attend Saltonstall and no application fee associated with this application. Additionally, to help offset travel to Ithaca and other personal expenses, they have increased their stipends to $750 for each month-long Fellow, $375 for each two-week Fellow, and $200 for each artist/writer attending the six-night residency for parents.

About Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts

Saltonstall is situated in a beautiful and inspiring setting of fields and wood­ed hills, approximately eight miles from downtown Ithaca.

A Saltonstall residency is a small community. They strive to provide a quiet, inviting, respectful, and nurturing community for creative individuals looking for uninterrupted time to focus on their craft. Each residency is comprised of just five individuals: one poet, one writer, one photographer or filmmaker, and two visual artists.

Saltonstall believes in and values a diverse community of creative individuals. To that end, they hope that all artists and writers feel welcome to apply for a residency, regardless of one’s level of education, experience, race, age, sex, religious belief, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or national origin.

For more information, contact residency@saltonstall.org.

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

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

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Primary Colors. Red, yellow, and blue tubes of paint are the basic building blocks for all the colors of the rainbow. They stand alone, individually, as strong primary color artistic elements.

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Deadline: 17 Jan 2021

Send your images where one of these colors stands out as a critical element of your photographic composition. Decide which of the three colors – red, yellow, or blue – central to each image you submit and select the category that matches.

The number of possibilities is vast and includes black and white photographs with a single point of color; red, yellow or blue monochromes; or any image where one of the primary colors stands out as a focal part of the photograph. Is the blue sea what catches your eye, a red clown nose, or maybe a big yellow school bus? Have you modified a print to be all shades of red? All photographic formats are welcome.

The total prizes for Primary Colors is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on NYC4PA’s website and are included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. 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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Black And White (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Black And White (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Black and White, one of their favorite themes. It is an homage to the beginnings of photography before the dramatic change that came about when color film was introduced.

Send your monochrome images where all the emotion, texture, and beauty are expressed in shades from white to dark. No matter if your original image was shot with tri x, a digital SLR, or your phone. If the end product is a terrific black and white, then it fits the call. Sepia will be accepted.

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Deadline: 15 Nov 2020

As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photo mediums are welcome.

The total prizes for Black and White is $4000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 20 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 50 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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