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Figurative And Narrative Art Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Figurative And Narrative Art Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for Figurative and Narrative, a national juried fine art exhibition to be held June 3 – July 1, 2023. The exhibition is open to oil, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic paintings. The subject matter is open and can range from portraiture to figurative or narrative subject matters.

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Enter by: 26 April 2023

Entry Fee: $45/3 images

Juror: Zimou Tan. This is an opportunity to have your work selected by an Art Renewal Center Associate Living Master Artist who has exhibited his work widely both nationally and internationally and has been a master teacher for over twenty years, teaching how to capture the essence and spirit of a subject and tell stories in art to communicate emotion.

Entrants will have the opportunity to win one of three awards – $1200 Best in Show, $800 Second Place, or $400 Third Place and be invited to a future winners exhibition. Besides being shown in the gallery, all selected artists will have their work shown on the Mills Pond Gallery website.

About Mills Pond Gallery

Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. There are five gallery rooms and the facility can display an average of 60 works of art.

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 circa 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 and 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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Childhood Memories Art Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Childhood Memories Art Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for Childhood Memories, a juried exhibition to be held April 22 – May 20, 2023.

Memories are often the inspiration for art. Artists give life to the characters and environments of our childhood memories, recording fragments of dreams, snippets of passing time, and experiences that have shaped our lives. This call asks artists to explore childhood memories – early rituals, rites of passage, and innocence of early life experiences that celebrate the passionate world of childhood. Examples include childhood memories pertaining to a specific event or experience that has previously occurred. For example, recollection of an episode among friends or family members in a specific time (holidays), places (school), and/or and memories of the associated emotions of the event.

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Enter by: 15 March 2023

Entries will be judged on the originality and insight with which they embody this theme visually. Painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, photography, and printmaking will be considered. No digital art, manipulated photography, or video.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. They will have the opportunity to have their art judged by Seung Lee for awards $500 Best in Show, $300 Second Place, $100 Third Place.

Seung Lee’s paintings, drawings, and large-scale installations have been exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally – China, Italy, France, Japan, and Korea. He has received numerous reviews in the New York Times, Newsday, Kyoto Times, Korea Daily News and Art World , Art in Culture, Art Price, and Art and People Magazines.

About Mills Pond Gallery

Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. There are five gallery rooms and the facility can display an average of 60 works of art.

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 circa 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 and 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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Creative Climate Awards (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Creative Climate Awards (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Human Impacts Institute announces an open call for the 2023 Creative Climate Awards, with the theme of Inspiring a Climate Renaissance.

The Human Impacts Institute’s Creative Climate Awards (CCA) are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action. The Creative Climate Awards are a month-long festival of virtual conversations, screenings, artist talks, and a citywide exhibit in New York City.

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Enter by: 27 February 2023

Submissions should address the following prompt: How does your work inspire innovation, collaboration and action for climate justice?

Mediums: All 2D works, films (shorts and features), 3D works (sculptures and installations), and performances (dance, theater, music). Only completed pieces will be considered. Please, do not submit concept notes or requests for commissions.

Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from NYC. Performers must be able to perform in NYC between April 16th and May 14th, 2023.

Selections announced: March 13th, 2023

Creative Climate Awards Artist Benefits

  • US$300 participation award
  • A month long exhibit in NYC
  • Work viewed by our mentors and partners
  • Potential to lead a virtual master class
  • Present your work through HII social media takeovers
  • Meet-and-greet curators, mentor, judge and artists events

The CCA provides an opportunity to creatively engage tens-of-thousands of people in climate action, while having your work seen by judges and mentors—some of the top artists, curators, art institutions, and international leaders in the world. Past participants include leaders from the Brooklyn Museum, MOCADA, Children’s Museum of NY, PBS, and All Arts/WNET.

About the Human Impacts Institute

Human Impacts Institute is an association which supports arts and culture to inspire action for a just and thriving world. Through exhibitions, salons, training, education, storytelling, and conversations, their missions are to highlight new voices of leadership, connect you to solutions in engaging ways, and welcome you to a diverse, creative community that is addressing the root causes of the climate crisis. The Institute works in city streets, schools, galleries, and museums, bringing people together to promote equitable solutions in positive and creative ways.

The first edition of the Creative Climate Awards was in 2012, and every year since, Human Impacts Institute has been organizing an open call to find and value innovative artists and new ways to experiment in inspiring positive human impacts. We are always looking for new partnerships to create a network of artists coming from different countries.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For more information, contact programs@humanimpactsinstitute.org.

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Japan Parade Art Contest 2023 (New York City) – Call For Artists

Japan Parade Art Contest 2023 (New York City) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Japan Day announces a call for artists for the Japan Parade Art Contest 2023.

The Japan Parade Art Contest began in 2012 as the Japan Day Art Contest, when Japan Day first invited the public to submit illustrations for official posters, flyers, and programs. The contest was a success, resulting in many splendid entries, and yielding wonderful winning artwork, that Japan Day decided to make the art contest an annual part of the Japan Day event. This year marks the 11th annual Art Contest and the second Japan Parade Art Contest.

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Enter by: 20 January 2023

There will be one (1) Grand Prize Winner, who will receive two (2) round-trip tickets from New York to Tokyo courtesy of ANA (All Nippon Airway), one (1) Second Place Winner who will receive a one (1) night stay at a Japanese style bed and breakfast courtesy of Ogawa shou, and four (4) Honorable Mention Winners. All prize winners will receive a Brand Watch by Citizen.

The winning artwork will be utilized as Japan Parade 2023’s key visual and will be featured on official materials.

About Japan Day

Japan Day has held Japan Day @ Central Park since 2007. Conceived as a way to promote cross cultural exchange, give thanks to New York City, and celebrate Japanese culture, the event was reborn as the Japan Parade in 2022. Japan Day seeks to not only contribute to and encourage the long-lasting friendship between Japan and the United States, but also to expose more people to the beauty and value of Japanese culture. They additionally organize charity efforts concurrently with events and donate to worthy causes such as the Central Park Conservancy and the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America.

For more information, contact info@japandaynyc.org.

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Public Art Mural Grant (Rosendale, NY) – Call For Artists

Public Art Mural Grant (Rosendale, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) announces a call for artists for the Public Art Mural Grant, a four-week residency in which an artist will create an original work for WSW’s mural wall. The mural space at Women’s Studio Workshop faces the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail (WVRT), which is an active outdoor public trail used primarily for walking, running, and cycling. The mural space is 10′ x 23.5′ and overlooks a new, ADA accessible patio and community gathering area.

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Apply by: 15 January 2023

No application entry fee for the Public Art Mural Grant residency.

The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, $500 for materials, $250 for travel, and free on-campus housing. Applicants should keep in mind all COVID-19 related travel stipulations. WSW artistic staff will be available for technical and material support throughout the residency. WSW estimates that approximately 3,000-5,000 WVRT users pass by the facilities on a monthly basis, many coming onto the campus to view the current mural or inquire about the organization.

About Women’s Studio Workshop

Since the founding in 1974, Women’s Studio Workshop has been a professional artist studio dedicated to the creation of community, opportunity, empowerment, and development for women artists in all stages of their careers. As WSW continues to serve this mission, they believe that they can honor their core values and address gender equity more fully by explicitly expanding their concept of gender beyond patriarchal frames of reference. WSW supports all women, trans, intersex, nonbinary and genderfluid people in residencies and internships. Classes, studio rentals, and public events are open to all.

For more information, contact info@wsworkshop.org.

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Black And White (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Black And White (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Black and White, an online photography competition.

Photography, in its infancy, was entirely about black and white or monochrome images. Color was an after print add on. NYC4PA is focusing on one of their favorite themes, celebrating those images central to the field of photography despite the introduction of color film and the vast array of image capture and post process adjustment software.

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Enter by: 11 December 2022

Enter 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 monochrome image (black and white or sepia), then it fits the call.

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

NYC4PA gives photographers worldwide an opportunity to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call offered has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is 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

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Women’s Studio Workshop Paid Internships (Rosendale, NY)

Women’s Studio Workshop Paid Internships (Rosendale, NY)

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) announces a call for artists for their Women’s Studio Workshop Paid Internships.

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Apply by: 15 November 2022

Studio Internship: Each term, WSW hosts two studio interns who work directly with the Studio Manager and Artistic Director. You’ll work on projects that may include printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, and book arts, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility. Studio interns are crucial participants in WSW’s creative community.

Non-profit Management Internship: This intern works directly with WSW’s Managing Director and Digital Content Manager, and gains experience working on the operational side of an established nonprofit arts organization. The intern will, among other things, undertake projects relating to public relations, marketing, fundraising, event planning, and arts administration.

All Women’s Studio Workshop Paid Internships include a private room in on-campus housing, a stipend of $600/month, and unlimited access to WSW’s studios outside of work hours. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, but the schedule may change to accommodate programming. The internship session culminates in a group exhibition of work created during the term. You’ll be asked to work hard and in return will be encouraged, supported, and challenged in your artistic lives.

About Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop’s mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women and trans, intersex, nonbinary, and genderfluid artists. WSW provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

Women’s Studio Workshop envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history.

WSW maintains facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. The studios are housed in an historic building, located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains. The studios are extensively equipped and well-maintained.

For more information, contact info@wsworkshop.org.

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Primary Colors (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Primary Colors (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Primary Colors, an online and gallery photography exhibition.

Red, yellow, and blue balloons were the trademark of Wonder Bread for 1950’s TV kids. They are also the three basic paint colors an artist needs. Mixed together, you can create a world of color. Each color stands out on its own as an important visual element.

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Enter by: 9 October 2022

The Primary Colors competition is about images in which one of these colors is a critical component. Submit each image into one of the categories: Red, Blue, or Yellow. Possibilities include black and white photographs with a single point of color; a red, yellow, or blue monochrome; or any image where red, yellow, or blue stands out as an important part of the composition. Is the blue sky a main element of your image, a red ball, or maybe a funky pair of yellow sunglasses? Have you modified a print to be all shades of red? Be creative and send your best!

NYC4PA gives photographers worldwide an opportunity to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call offered has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is 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

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Your Best Shot (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Your Best Shot (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Your Best Shot, an online and gallery photography exhibition.

In August 2012, NYC4PA launched its first international call for entry. These past ten years have been quite an adventure. They have sponsored over 50 contests, awarded thousands of dollars in prizes, hosted a myriad of exhibitions, and led a wonderful photography trip to Iceland/Greenland.

To honor this milestone, NYC4PA are sponsoring a Tenth Anniversary, no theme, call for entry. It will include, in addition to regular prizes, a live exhibition of the cash prize winning and juror’s selection images. For this show the size of framed images will be limited to 11×14 (or 14×11). The exhibition will be held in a gallery in New York City Hell’s Kitchen in October 2022.

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Enter by: 7 August 2022

Send your best shot. As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D forms of photography are accepted.

NYC4PA gives photographers worldwide an opportunity to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call offered has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is 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. This call includes a live exhibition at a gallery in Hell’s Kitchen, New York.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Little Black Book Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Little Black Book Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Smithtown Township Arts Council and Mills Pond Gallery invite artists to submit works for Little Black Book, a juried fine art exhibition to be held July 23 – August 27, 2022. Enter artwork inspired by life – works that conjure narratives, take us to places we have never seen, or introduce us to people and places as well as artwork that captures the spirit of your subject – the movement, emotions, or stories.

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Enter by: 18 Jun 2022

Entry Fee: $45/3 images

Juror: Carol Fabricatore has taught narrative drawing in the School of Visual Arts MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Program since 1994.

Little Black Book Awards

  • $1000 Best in Show
  • $800 Second Place
  • $400 Third Place

The first place winner will be invited to a Winners Showcase in 2022.

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 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

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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