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All Color (Online International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Color (Online International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Color, an international art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of your experience or education in the art field.  Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

The All Color competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An online exhibition of all entrants will be held from December 7th, 2022 to January 3rd, 2023.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 12 December 2023

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight images. Funds in US Dollars.

All Color competition awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on December 21st, 2022. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication,  and event collateral. The artists’ work will be seen by approximately a half million people worldwide.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” – Lora

“Always very professional.” – Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 15-to-20-minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30-minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are joined occasionally by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they do represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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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.

Click here for the application / registration

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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Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Penticton, British Columbia, announces a call for artists for their Public Sculpture Exhibition which opens May 2023. Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition (PPSE) is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. Seven (7) sculptures will be located along the Okanagan Lake waterfront or downtown, and one (1) larger feature sculpture for the Front Street roundabout (intersections of Front Street, Marina Way, Ellis Street and Vancouver Avenue) in Penticton, BC.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 5 December 2022

The Pentiction Sculpture Walk Exhibition is committed to serving the public by providing access to various mediums of public sculpture. It is well noted that public art slows down the pedestrian traffic, providing a positive impact on the enjoyment and mood of the general public, influences how people see and connect within their communities, and provides an opportunity for dialogue between friends and strangers. Through an annual revolving collection of sculptures, the City of Pentiction hopes to provide a freshness to public art that engages, connects, and provides its community with a sense of image and identity, as well as including artists as contributors to this cultural fabric.

General Information

  • PPSE is open to professional sculptors of all backgrounds.
  • Previously completed sculpture photos, or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture must be included, as well as photo examples of previous work.
  • Lakefront/downtown sculptures are required to remain on site for the duration of one year (May 2023 – April 2024). The roundabout sculpture may be negotiated into a two-year term (May 2023-April 2025).
  • Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to and from site. Pedestals / pads will be provided by the PPSE.
  • Artists will retain the ownership of their sculpture and will be responsible for carrying comprehensive insurance to cover it in the event of theft or vandalism and public liability, or will sign an indemnification in favour of the City of Penticton for any liability claims against the City as a result of the existence or location of the sculpture within the City during the exhibition. The risk of loss or damage to the sculpture will always be borne by the artist, and the artist will be responsible to repair and or replace all or part of the sculpture in the event of loss or damage thereto during the exhibition.
  • The City will enter into a lease agreement with the Artist for the duration of the exhibition and the Artist is responsible to uphold all terms and conditions of the agreement as set out by the City.
  • City staff will perform the installation to ensure that the work is done in accordance with City standards, and to optimize the viewing of the sculpture.
  • Sculptures will be placed in predetermined locations at the discretion of the PPSE committee and City.
  • Artists are encouraged to be present for the installation of their sculpture(s) in May, 2023, and removal in April, 2024. In the event the artist cannot be present, they are required to provide, in writing, a representative to be present on their behalf.
  • At the end of the lease any sales/leases of sculptures will be conducted solely by the artist or their agent and will not involve the City.
  • The City will be responsible for media relations and publicity for the sculpture exhibition.
  • The artist will retain copyright for their sculpture and grant the City a license to take and distribute images of the sculptures. Any other likeness or models of the sculpture will not be created without the explicit permission of the artist.

Public Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Artists will be paid a set lease price of $2,000 for the waterfront/downtown sculptures and $3,000 for the roundabout sculpture. In addition to the lease amounts, prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ($500, $300, and $200 respectively) will be awarded. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton.

With Pentiction being a year-round tourist destination in British Columbia’s heart of the Okanagan, chosen artists will benefit by receiving access to the general public for a period of one full year, for the waterfront or downtown sites, and a possible two-year period for the Front Street roundabout site. Throughout the lease period, artists gain access to further leasing or sales opportunities that may conclude at the end of the lease period. These further opportunities will be conducted solely by the artist and outside of the involvement of the City.

About the City of Penticton

Nestled between two lakes, Penticton enjoys long, hot summers, dry winters and more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year. The city is located in the southern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, which is easily accessed by major highways and airports. Known for beaches, wine, and orchards, not to mention a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Hop on your bike to discover award-winning wineries and trails with stellar views. Shop at the bustling outdoor market, peruse art galleries or go skating at the modern Community Centre. Ski champagne powder slopes or take in a hockey game or concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Penticton is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people. Its name, from the Interior Salish word snpintktn, is commonly translated as “a place to stay forever,” or more accurately, “a place where people live year-round.” It’s the kind of place where people come to visit for the holidays – and never want to leave.

For more information, contact info@proficientartstallations.ca.

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EXPO 42 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

EXPO 42 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] bj spoke gallery announces a call for artists for EXPO 42, a virtual show with a virtual reception on Zoom. It is an international competition. All fine arts media are acceptable (no crafts): watercolor, oils, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, pastel, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation art, video (short), photography, original digital art, and fiber art.

The Juror is Kiko Aebi, a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 9 December 2022

Artists will be allowed to submit up to 6 images and/or 2 videos. Submissions must be the original work of the artist.

b.j. spoke gallery will promote the virtual show and display the finalists work on their website and social media platforms. The virtual show dates will be February 1st through 28th, 2023. If selected as a finalist, images of your art, your name, voice, video, artist’s statement, and/or bio will be used on the gallery website social media, print, and any other publicity used to promote EXPO 42.

A Zoom Reception and Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023, for artists, their guests, and the public, at which time the award winners will be announced. Cash prize for First Place is $300, $200 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place.

About bj spoke gallery

bj spoke gallery is a member owned not for profit, 501 (c)3, artists cooperative and an icon of Huntington Long Island for nearly fifty years. The gallery provides a space for artists to showcase visual arts, collaborate across mediums with fellow artists, engage in local community programs, and use artwork to fundraise for local organizations focusing on family violence, homelessness, and individuals with special needs.

For more information, contact bjspokegallery25@gmail.com.

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PleinAir Salon November Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon November Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon November Art Competition, held online and consisting of 19 categories. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition with 11 monthly cycles leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners is designed to stimulate artistic growth.

This is an online competition. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon November Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 30 November 2022

The Early Bird Discount ends November 15th at 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting. The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting.

Each year, Pleinair Magazine awards a total of $33,000 for their monthly competitions.  They award $1,100 monthly to the top three winners and a People’s Choice Award for each competition. Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition through PleinAir Magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media. Each of the monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual grand prize winner receives $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine, the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo each spring.

About PleinAir Magazine

PleinAir Magazine is for plein air artists, enthusiasts, and collectors showcasing a wide variety of plein air paintings, articles on the top plein air artists of today and past, and the latest information on events and shows. The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 12 years.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com.

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Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Newport Beach announces a call for entries for Phase VIII of its ongoing Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 30 November 2022

Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. There is no application fee.

An all-inclusive honorarium of up to $5,000 will cover transportation logistics, insurance, and artist’s fee. Tens of thousands of visitors walk through Civic Center Park every year, and frequently pose with and share pictures of the sculptures. At least one work has been purchased for permanent display and another for a private collector. Brochures, audio tour, and online promotion describe the work and artist. There is an annual celebratory luncheon debuting the newly-installed works.

This is the eighth cycle for the Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition, which has become a beloved public art institution in the city. Several artists have become repeat exhibitors, embraced and celebrated by the community for the character of their work and how it activates the environment of the Civic Center.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County (ArtsOC) is the independent nonprofit arts council for Orange County, California, and is dedicated to sustaining, strengthening, and advancing its creative ecology. Designated by the County as its official local arts agency, ArtsOC is the community’s leading advocate and service provider for the arts and arts education. As one of the portfolio of services, ArtsOC is contracted by the City of Newport Beach to provide administration and facilitation services for this public art call.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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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.

Click here for the application / registration

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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Miniature Monumental Exhibition (Bristol, RI) – Call For Artists

Miniature Monumental Exhibition (Bristol, RI) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Bristol Art Museum announces a national call for artists for a juried exhibit featuring miniature art, Miniature Monumental.

For centuries, miniature artworks have been created around the world and across cultures dating back to prehistory. These little treasures take many forms, tend to be easily transported, and have been created from many materials. Miniatures can be mementoes of loved ones, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, original prints, etchings, stamps, sculptures, engraved gems, and even carved beads.

Unique and distinct among all other arts, the one common rule of thumb for miniature artworks is they can be held in the palm of the hand or measure less than 25 square inches in size. The artists’ style when creating miniatures can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 4 December 2022

The Museum’s intention is to create exhibits that place little burden on the artist. This call is for miniature works, 25 sq inches or less. All accepted works are required to be mailed vis US postal service making shipping more affordable for the artist.

On view: February 4 – March 31, 2023

The Miniature Monumental juror, Patricia Miranda is an artist, curator, and educator versed in many mediums, styles, and art trends. Her knowledge ranges from photography to non-traditional materials.

Miniature Monumental Artist Benefits

  • The Museum will interview artists, either in person or via zoom video, and publish interviews on social media.
  • Awards are in two forms: cash and art supplies from national art stores.
  • The Museum takes no commission on any sales. The 2021 national exhibition sold approximately 12 works to collectors.
  • Bristol Art Museum makes a purchase award to add to their collection.

About Bristol Art Museum

The Bristol Art Museum is a regional art museum dedicated to living artists. Founded in 1964, the Museum is the only nonprofit organization in Bristol, Rhode Island, with the exclusive mission dedicated to the visual arts and diverse contemporary artists. Located in historic downtown, the Museum is part of the notable property of Linden Place Mansion. The history of the property is connected to American slave trade. This motivates the Museum to create outreach programs and partnerships central to the goal of engaging diverse audiences of our time.

For more information, contact onlinejuriedshows@gmail.com.

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Open / No Theme (Online International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Open / No Theme (Online International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the Open / No Theme international art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of your experience or education in the art field.  Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

The Open / No Theme competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An online exhibition of all entrants will be held from November 9th, 2022 to December 6th, 2022.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 6 November 2022

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight images. Funds in US Dollars.

Open / No Theme competition awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on November 23rd, 2022. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication,  and event collateral. The artists’ work will be seen by approximately a half million people worldwide.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” – Lora

“Always very professional.” – Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 15-to-20-minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30-minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are joined occasionally by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they do represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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Claim To Fame Competition (Arlington, VA) – Call For Artists

Claim To Fame Competition (Arlington, VA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Gallery Underground announces a call for artists for the Claim To Fame exhibition. Artists are invited to submit their best artwork. Exhibit the art of which you are most proud. This is an open call with no theme. This call is open to all mediums, including any form of 2D or 3D work. Entrants will be asked to submit a paragraph indicating why this work is their Claim to Fame.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 2 January 2023

$500 in prizes.

About Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground is an Arlington Artists Alliance gallery promoting the works of established and emerging regional artists. Their mission is to make regional fine art accessible to the public through monthly exhibits, special events, and art workshops.

Gallery Underground is an award winning gallery in the heart of National Landing, Arlington, Virginia directly across from the new Amazon headquarters. It is a juried gallery for the Arlington Artists Alliance. Gallery Underground has an extensive following of loyal patrons and draws a diverse array of patrons from around the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland region. Gallery Underground features the works of over 30 established and award winning regional artists in a wide range of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, wood, metal, and glass.

The Arlington Artists Alliance is a non-profit established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County. The Alliance seeks to provide professional development activities for local artists and to serve the community through exhibits, instruction, scholarships, mentoring, and outreach projects. The Alliance provides a support network to members, allowing regional artists to share ideas. The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development,, Arlington Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, contact art@galleryunderground.org.

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