[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.
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).
- 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
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[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.
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.
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[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.
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.
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[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.
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.
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[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.
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.
- 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).
- $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.
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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.
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.
- Monday, June 14 – Monday, July 12
- Monday, July 19 – Monday, August 16
- Monday, August 23 – Monday, September 20
- 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.
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The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Street Photography. Vivian Maier, an unknown, left behind a treasure of images she took while walking outside during time off. As did Cartier-Bresson, Frank, Meyerowitz, Arbus, Evans, and the list of accomplished street photographers goes on. Their work captured a special essence of life, not posed, not set up but there in the streets, yards, avenues, and porches we pass every day. Compelling images surround us as we walk or ride in the streets of our lives.
Deadline: 9 Sept 2020
The challenge for this contest is to shoot street images that set them apart from snapshots. Opportunities abound. Take your camera or phone outside and capture the juxtaposition of a passerby and window decoration, special look, special split second moment of communication, or scene that conveys a message or feeling. The examples are too numerous and varied to list. All 2D photography is welcome.
The total prizes for Street Photography 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.
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The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Black and White, a national juried art show. Black and White has always been woven in the fabric of our nation since its inception. How we confront these trying times today goes to the core of who we are as a people and artists. This is an exhibition designed to bring together artists, art collectors, art organizations, and communities.
Deadline: 10 Aug 2020
BWAC is privileged to have a NY art expert as juror, Jenée-Daria Strand. With her expert guidance, BWAC looks forward to another spectacular show. Putting it together in a wonderful space will be a fellow artist and BWAC Curator, Kenneth Jackson, creating the look of the exhibition with his placement assignments.
Jenée-Daria Strand is the Curatorial Assistant for the Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum where she supports the research and organization of numerous exhibitions, including “Out of Place: A Feminist Look at the Collection” and the upcoming “Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And.” Jenée-Daria has led and supported projects examining Black subjectivity through historical precedents, including her first independent co-curation of “what once was” in August of 2019 (Gloria Gail Gallery, NYC), and the Alvin Ailey x “The Dinner Party” by Judy Chicago performance collaboration for Women’s History Month 2020 (Brooklyn Museum, NYC), featured in ELLE Magazine. She serves on the Dance/NYC Junior Committee, holds a BFA from Florida State University, and will begin an MA at New York University this Fall.
Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday, September 26 – Saturday, October 24, 2020, weekends 1-6 P.M.
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 26 from 1-6 P.M. (To Be Confirmed)
Black And White Artist Benefits
$2500 in cash awards, including:
- Best of Show Gold: $1000
- Best of Show Silver: $500
- 8 Certificates of Recognition: $800 = $100 each for eight winners.
- Peoples’ Choice Award: $200: The artists whose work is chosen ‘Best’ by attendees during the course of the show will receive a $200 check.
- Value Add: Accepted artists will have the choice to be shown in the online BLACK & WHITE SHOW in BWAC’S Artsy Gallery for a small additional fee.
Social equity has been a big influence on the kind of art that BWAC likes to promote in their shows. They support the art of the mentally challenged and emerging artists. They are especially inclusive of art which expresses the following social issues: inclusion, diversity, justice for all, and social standards’ impact on human lives.
About The 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.
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Opalka Gallery at The Sage Colleges in Albany, NY announces a call for artists for Infinite Uncertainty, a group exhibition. The gallery will mount a large group exhibition from September 1 to October 10, 2020, showcasing work from regional artists made during or in response to the current global pandemic and social and political unrest. The exhibition will be installed in the gallery and posted online if Opalka is not able to open to the public or if viewing is limited.
Through Infinite Uncertainty, Opalka Gallery is interested in representing the full range of artistic response to our current moment: new projects instigated, old ones revisited, creative bursts, and detours in your practice. The gallery hopes to offer insight into how the unprecedented global disruption, looming economic fallout, pain surrounding the country’s glaring social injustices, and persistent uncertainty have affected regional artists and their work.
Deadline: 13 Jul 2020
Infinite Uncertainty is open to all artists of all media to participate in a group exhibition. For this call, the gallery defines regional as anyone living or working within a 100 mile radius from Albany, New York.
Participating artists are encouraged to submit proposals for performances and events (most likely virtual) such as artist lectures, panel discussions, and virtual studio visits in September and October. Concurrently, artist Daesha Devón Harris will use collected images and writing from hundreds of Capital Region residents to create a site-specific community portrait at Opalka Gallery that provides insight into what this moment in time has meant for the community.
Artists selected will receive a $200 exhibition stipend. The gallery will cover costs of shipping or pick up and delivery. The work chosen for the exhibition will be available for sale, with 60% of the sale price directly benefiting the artist.
The Infinite Uncertainty exhibition will be juried by regional artists and curators Sharon Bates, Stacey Robinson, Ellen Letcher, and Julie Torres as well as Opalka Gallery staff, Judie Gilmore and Amy Griffin.
Sharon Bates is a visual artist, an independent curator, and the Founding Director of the Albany International Airport Art & Culture Program, which has become a national model for public art. As an artist, Bates has exhibited site-specific installations and mixed media work in Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; and throughout the Northeast. In 2018, Opalka Gallery presented a solo exhibition of her work titled Sharon Bates: Exhibit B. Recent awards include 2019 Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program, Visiting Artist Residency; 2018 Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Granville, NY and 2017 Lillian Heller Artist Residency, at Chesterwood, Stockbridge.
Stacey Robinson, is a visual artist and Assistant Professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a Arthur A. Schomburg fellow, he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University at Buffalo. He was a 2019-2020 Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African & African-American Research, at Harvard University where he researched hip-hop’s multimodal performance practice as activism. His multimedia work discusses ideas of “Black Utopias” as decolonized spaces of peace by considering Black affluent, self-sustaining communities, Black protest movements, and the arts that document(ed) them.
Artists and partners Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres have been curating independently and together for the past 10 years. They met in 2010 at Famous Accountants, the Ridgewood NY gallery that Letcher co-founded in 2009, and moved together to Hudson NY in 2016. They enjoy collaborating as both artists and curators, as well as making their own work and organizing their own projects. In 2018, Letcher and Torres took the reins at LABspace gallery in Hillsdale NY, founded by artist Susan Jennings.
They are deeply engaged in the Hudson Valley, Berkshire, Capital Region, and greater NY art communities by connecting artists at LABspace, attending area exhibitions and studios, exhibiting their own artwork, and guest-curating in other spaces. Their projects have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Rail, Chronogram and Two Coats of Paint. Their current show, Space Case at LABspace, features artists who run exhibition spaces throughout VA, NC and TN. They welcome safe, masked visits by appointment.
About Opalka Gallery
The Opalka Gallery is the formal exhibition facility of The Sage Colleges. Located on the Sage College of Albany, NY, campus, the Opalka’s primary focus is on modern and contemporary art and design from nationally recognized artists. An important part of the cultural life in the Capital Region, the Gallery frequently hosts lectures, films, concerts, and other events in conjunction with its exhibitions.
The Opalka Gallery was constructed in 2002 with funds generously donated by the Opalka family. The 7,400 square foot facility includes a vaulted gallery and a 75-seat lecture/presentation hall. The Opalka replaced Rathbone Gallery, which served The Sage Colleges for 25 years and garnered international attention for the quality and significance of its exhibitions.
The Opalka Gallery is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, The Exhibition Alliance, and the Museum Association of New York.
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View announces a call for artists for Summer Idylls. Submit artworks that celebrate people enjoying summer activities whether in the mountains and lakes, in a city, or at the shore. Open to all media. Think summer, that wonderful time of year when everyone gets outside to enjoy the warmth and the sun at the beach, on the lakes, or in the mountains. This summer View will present artist Lewis Bryden’s nostalgic 1950’s Boardwalk Idyll paintings. These lively and atmospheric paintings depict summer on the Boardwalk and beach with youthful friendships, romances, Ferris wheels, bars, restaurants, patrons, and workers.
Deadline: 7 May 2020
All entries must be of original design and personal execution created within the past 4 years. Artwork previously shown at View is not eligible.
A non-refundable entry fee of $30 for non-member or $25 for members of View enables the artist to submit up to 2 works. Each artist may submit a total of 5 works at a cost of an additional $10 per image. Payment should be made at
- Notification of acceptance: May 7, 2020
- Work to be received at View by: May 27, 2020
- Reception: June 5, 2020 | 5-7 pm
- Exhibition closes: August 2, 2020
Artists will get the opportunity to exhibit with artist Lewis Bryden’s work. The exhibit will be shared in local and national magazines including American Art Review.
View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It serves as a community center, conference facility, and venue for special events. The Adirondacks provide a source of inspiration and opportunity for artistic expression.
Founded in 1951, View is a multi-arts center in Old Forge, New York, housed in facility (2011) designed for arts programming.
Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America for its juried exhibitions. They show work of regional and local artists in their smaller galleries. Four galleries are airy and light, offering excellent viewing and display. Gould Hall, is a “jewel” of a performance space with great acoustics and intimate seating. The Meyda Tiffany and Lighting Creative Arts wing offers classes for artists. View serves as a community center for the region, hosting meetings, and housing the Kinderwood Preschool.
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