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ARC Salon (Deadline Extended) – Call For Artists

ARC Salon (Deadline Extended)  – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Art Renewal Center announces an extended deadline for The 17th International ARC Salon Competition call for artists. Due to a large number of requests for more time and individuals needing last minute technical assistance, the deadline for the 17th International ARC Salon Competition will be extended until the end of the day on July 1, 2024.

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Enter by: 1 July 2024

When talking about competitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, the International ARC Salon is the largest in the world. With over $130,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, and museums, don’t miss your chance to compete. Categories include figurative, portraiture, imaginative realism, drawing, landscape, still life, plein air painting, fully from life, sculpture, animals, and a special category for teens.

Works do not need to be available for sale to win any of the awards other then Purchase Awards. Works do not need to be available to exhibit in the ARC Salon Exhibition for all awards other then FWSD Awards.

ARC Salon Artist Benefits

All winners, honorable mentions, finalists, and semi-finalists will have their entries accompanied by their name and artwork details displayed on the ARC website. Biography, photo of the artist, and painting descriptions provided during the entry process may also be shown for all qualifying works. All winners, honorable mentions, and some finalists will be featured in the 17th/18th International ARC Salon Book, “International Realism.” In addition, all winners and honorable mentions will receive an award certificate suitable for framing.

The show will consist of approximately 100 of the best works from the combined 17th and 18th International ARC Salon Competitions. The exhibition is planned to open at what will be Sotheby’s New York’s new flag ship, Madison Avenue location, in the summer of 2026, where the official award ceremony will be held.

About Art Renewal Center

Leading the revival of realism in the visual arts, the Art Renewal Center® (ARC), a 501(c)(3), non-profit, educational foundation, hosts the largest online museum dedicated to representational art. It includes works by the old masters, 19th century, and 21st Century Artists as well as articles, letters, and other online resources. The ARC is the foremost and only vetting service for representational art schools ensuring that the teaching curricula and quality of teacher and student work meet strict standards to become ARC Approved.

The ARC runs the ARC Salon Competition, which is the largest and most prestigious competition in the world for realist artists painting, sculpting, and drawing with eleven categories and thousands of works competing, culminating in a live exhibition of many of the winning works.

The ARC works with other ARC Allied Organizations, artist groups, museums, and publications to become a central news hub for the 21st Century Representational Art Movement. Read the ARC Philosophy written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, to learn why ARC is so passionately dedicated to representational art.

For more information, contact sabrina.foland@artrenewal.org

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Architecture (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Architecture (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 Architecture, an online photography competition.

Submit your vision of architecture. Whole structures and architectural detail are welcome. Do you see the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding, the curl of a giant wave, or a closer view of a head full of curls. Curves are all around us. Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in. The call is open to any photographers worldwide of any age, amateurs or professional.

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Enter by: 14 July 2024

NYC4PA offers opportunities to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call 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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Jump Right In: Public Art Series (Zephyrhills, FL) – Call For Artists

Jump Right In: Public Art Series (Zephyrhills, FL) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing]  Zephyrhills Main Street announces a call for artists for the Public Art Series, Jump Right In. Using the theme of water, Zephyrhills is the City of Pure Water and the City’s new tag line is Jump Right In. The first art project will be murals created for locations within the City’s historic downtown district. Professional artists, designers, and fabricators of public art are encouraged to submit their work for future public art projects.

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Enter by: 8 July 2024

Jump Right In is open to all professional artists, with prior experience of creating and implementing the design of large outdoor murals that foster a unique sense of place.

The Review Committee will select up to three (3) artists to create an original mural design incorporating water and the City’s tag line, Jump Right In. The three (3) selected artists will be compensated $500 for their time in creating a site-specific design rendering. The top-ranked artist or artist team will be compensated up to $10,000 for original large scale mural. The City of Zephyrhills is home to many downtown festivals and events that will showcase the artwork. There will be a series of public art projects in the downtown area of Zephyrhills.

About Main Street Zephyrhills

Main Street Zephyrhills is dedicated to fostering a robust business district with a creative cultural experience and living environment. Zephyrhills is a place where each building tells a story, the downtown is a place where the community comes together. Young and old, lifelong residents, newcomers, and people from all walks of life mingle together at events throughout the year. Main Street Zephyrhills fosters a vibrant business climate, promotes unique special events, and designs the historic core as an inviting location for the community and its visitors.

For more information, contact director@mainstreetzephyrhills.org

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Urban Environmental Health Lab Fellowship (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Urban Environmental Health Lab Fellowship (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Human Impacts Institute announces a call for artists for the Urban Environmental Health Lab (UEHL) Fellowship. Through collaboration with environmental health experts, artists, and youth leaders, fellows will engage in innovative projects aimed at tackling environmental health threats and promote pollution prevention tools.

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Enter by: 20 June 2024

Artist and youth fellows will be in-residence at local, New York City environmental justice organizations, learning about their work, communities, and needs for creative communications and engagement. Together, equal justice groups, youth fellows, and artists will develop a creative project (i.e. film, social media campaign, installation, performance) to deepen the cultural connection(s) between climate justice and community-based solutions.

These projects will be celebrated during Climate Week NYC 2024. The Urban Environmental Health Lab (UEHL) fellowship program is designed to empower underrepresented communities in New York City by addressing urban soil, water, and air challenges. Artists will receive a stipend of 1000 USD upon completion of the program.

Fellowship Focus:

  • Environmental health awareness
  • Pollution prevention
  • Climate justice
  • Community engagement
  • Creative storytelling

The Fellowship provides artists a chance to build community and expand their network of climate experts and organizations.

About Human Impacts Institute

The Human Impacts Institute (HII) is dedicated to building a global cultural movement that inspires bold climate action through creative and community-driven approaches. They build collaborations between artists, scientists, policymakers, activists, and educators, as well as develop over 25,000 hours of creative climate programming to audiences across the globe. Since it’s inception in 2011, the HII has grown their reach and built an international team that is passionate about the role of art in climate. Through educational workshops, salons, and exhibits, HHI amplifies the voices of communities directly impacted by climate change.

For more information, contact community@humanimpactsinstitute.org

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Fiber IV: Juried Art Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Fiber IV: Juried Art Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for Fiber IV, an exhibition celebrating everything fiber. LibertyTown wants to showcase the full breadth of fiber art including, but not limited to, weaving, dying, felting, sculpture, sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. Fiber can be cotton, wood, wool, paper, metal, or synthetic materials.

The artwork must consist primarily of fiber and be of original design. Kits and commercial patterns are prohibited. The method of displaying the work must be obvious or clearly indicated and easily achieved by LibertyTown staff. Any specialty hangers or forms must be included with the work. Artists should indicate all fiber media used in each piece.

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Enter by: 16 September 2024

A non-refundable application fee must be paid for each submitted piece before it will be juried. Payment may be submitted electronically via Submittable or by check delivered to LibertyTown.

Application Fees:

  • 1st piece (Non-member): $25
  • 1st piece (Member): $15
  • Each additional piece: $5

All artists age 16 and older, working in fiber based media, may apply to this show. Artwork previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Artwork must be original and completed within the last five years.

Artwork accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, no sawtooth hangers, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Calendar:

  • 9/18: Notifications sent
  • 9/30: Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 8PM
  • 10/4: Opening reception
  • 10/27: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up

Fiber IV: Artist Benefits

Awards:

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $125

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show. Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,000 square foot art facility located in downtown, Fredericksburg, Virginia. LibertyTown is home to over 80 artists, working artists’ studios, and a full spectrum of art classes offered to the public. Main gallery Shows rotate monthly. This ensures that LibertyTown is always presenting new items for local patrons to enjoy and experience. LibertyTown features show items for viewing and sale on their website and features show items on Facebook and Instagram pages. Located downtown, the location is walkable, and they have many visitors local and visiting. LibertyTown participates in First Friday art receptions, which is a well-attended event that happens monthly.

For more information, contact info@LibertyTownArts.com

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The Great Outdoors Art Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

The Great Outdoors Art Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for The Great Outdoors, a national juried art exhibition. There are so many worlds outside of our screens and four house walls. This summer Libertytown wants to see your art celebrating your exploration of the world outside. It could be photos of grand mountains, or small tadpoles in a pond at your local park. The only requirement is that it’s about the natural life that surrounds us. All mediums welcome.

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Enter by: 17 June 2024

A non-refundable application fee must be paid for each submitted piece before it will be juried. Payment may be submitted electronically via submittable or by check delivered to LibertyTown.

Application Fees:

  • 1st piece (Non-member): $25
  • 1st piece (Member): $15
  • Each additional piece: $5

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and not from kits and made in the least five years.

Work accepted into The Great Outdoors exhibition must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed must be ready to show, with no unfired media, no wet paint or other unfinished surfaces. LibertyTown will provide pedestals and shelving as needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Calendar:

  • 6/19: Notifications sent via Submittable Only
  • 7/1: Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 8PM
  • 7/5: Opening reception
  • 7/28: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up/will be shipped back

The Great Outdoors: Artist Benefits

Awards:

  • 1st Place: $400
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show. Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,000 square foot art facility located in downtown, Fredericksburg, Virginia. LibertyTown is home to over 80 artists, working artists’ studios, and a full spectrum of art classes offered to the public. Main gallery Shows rotate monthly. This ensures that LibertyTown is always presenting new items for local patrons to enjoy and experience. LibertyTown features show items for viewing and sale on their website and features show items on Facebook and Instagram pages. Located downtown, the location is walkable, and they have many visitors local and visiting. LibertyTown participates in First Friday art receptions, which is a well-attended event that happens monthly.

For more information, contact info@LibertyTownArts.com

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The Book As Art: Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Book As Art: Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for The Book As Art V.12, a juried exhibition. International artists of all mediums may apply. The exhibition will be installed in the newly renovated Fourth Floor Gallery at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, home to the Georgia Center for the Book.

The Book as Art series seeks to showcase beautifully made volumes, sculptural and conceptual interpretations, one-of-a-kind approaches to the book format, and wall-hung interpretations.

 

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Enter by: 17 June 2024

There is an application fee of $30, with which artists may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. Each work requires its own unique application, but a coupon code is provided in the application instructions that permits 2 additional submissions without charge. For each application, artists are required to include 1-5 images of the submitted artwork and/or may include 1 video.

The Book As Art Theme

The Book As Art v.12: Rock, Paper, Scissors is the twelfth edition of an art show celebrating books: objects that, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive.

Rock, Paper, Scissors draws its inspiration from the childhood game of chance. This zero-sum game, played with symbols made with the players’ hands, has origins dating back to Han Dynasty China, and later, Japan.

The game can have many variations: number of players, different names, or a reordering of the words: “rock,” “paper,” and “scissors.” Whether these objects are animals or elements, the concept remains the same. By using a simple mathematical formula, hand symbols, and a bit of luck, a decision is produced for the combatants.

The objects in this exhibition should interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and are transfigured. Artists are challenged to look inward and outward, to interpret and embrace the childlike fun of this seemingly simple, classic game that blends history, nature, and mathematics with a bit of luck.

Or, simply give yourself over, and play a game of chance! 1, 2, 3…

Artist Benefits

Awards:

  • Best of Show: $1,000
  • Gold Award: $700
  • Silver Award: $500

Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur for inclusion in its public art collection. Local universities and institutions regularly purchase work from this exhibition.

Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of this exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price. The 8% Georgia sales tax will be added at the point of sale. Sales from the Fine Art Exhibition have increased each year and works from the exhibition have been added to private, corporate, and non-profit collections.

The Book as Art is an annual showcase that’s made possible through partnership between the Decatur Arts Alliance, the Dekalb County Public Library, and the Georgia Center for the Book. Located in Downtown Decatur, GA, the exhibition is accessible to the greater Atlanta community and a free art experience for local residents and tourists.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

Since its founding in 1989, the Decatur Arts Alliance has continually expanded its impact. Today, the 501(c)3 nonprofit brings a full-spectrum arts experience to the community every day through outdoor installations, live music, art events and festivals, community classes, and exhibitions – deliberately available at no/low cost to the public.

The Decatur Arts Alliance works to connect residents, businesses, tourists, and artists to increase arts access and engagement. The organization is committed to ensuring equitable opportunities for emerging and established artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds, and to producing work that is impactful for a broad range of community members.

For more information, contact bookart@decaturartsalliance.org

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The Second Half (50 and Over) Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

The Second Half (50 and Over) Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for The Second Half (50 and Over), an in-gallery and online art exhibition. This is an open theme, open medium call for artists for any artist 50 years of age or older.

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Enter by: 30 May 2024

Las Laguna Art Gallery is looking to celebrate the talent, experience, and unique viewpoint of those in “the 2nd half” of life. As we grow older, the maturity and insight life has given us multiplies. The viewpoints and experiences that come with age are invaluable lessons to us all on how to live life – and live it well.

For the online exhibition, each artist that submits will have at least one artwork selected to be shown. Las Laguna Art Gallery promotes artists and their artwork on their website, Instagram, Facebook, and to a group of collectors and supporters.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

Las Laguna Art Gallery is located in the well-known art community of Laguna Beach, California. They are on an oceanside cliff in a cute little village of art and shops. Each month, they host a different themed show featuring artists from around the world. They pride themselves in being an entry point for artists new to showing their artwork, as well as a place that experienced artists love to exhibit.

For more information, contact laslagunaartgallery@gmail.com

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Domestic Affairs: Juried Art Exhibition (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

Domestic Affairs: Juried Art Exhibition (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Susquehanna Art Musuem (SAM) announces a call for artists for their 9th annual juried exhibition, Domestic Affairs.  Submit artwork that explores subjects relating to the domestic. In a time when social, political, and familial norms are being revealed and renegotiated on an international scale, the term ‘domestic’ relates to a wide range of topics.

Submitted works may include but are not limited to the following subject matter: the architecture or design of homes, neighborhoods, and cities; domestic labor; gender and social roles; domestic and foreign policies; domesticity; boundaries and borders; indigeneity; political and interpersonal relations; and domestication.

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Enter by: 15 July 2024

Selected artworks will lean into the complexity of what is considered domestic and offer a nuanced interpretation of the concept. Work in all media is welcome for consideration, and selections will be made based on the applicability to the theme as well as the group of pieces that work best as a whole. Submissions are limited to works with a maximum dimension of 72”.

SAM is pleased to welcome 2024 juror Cesar Cornejo, Associate Professor of Fine Art at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, United Kingdon.

Susquehanna Art Museum offers two awards for Domestic Affairs:

  1. The Juror’s Choice Prize is selected by the juror, Cesar Cornejo. The artist of the selected piece will be awarded $400.
  2. The Viewer’s Choice Prize will be awarded to the artwork that receives the most votes by museum visitors throughout the duration of the exhibition. The artist of the winning piece will be awarded $250. Voting for this prize will take place October 9 – December 20, 2024.

About Susquehanna Art Museum

Nestled within the Pennsylvania Capital City’s emerging midtown neighborhood in a newly reclaimed building, the Susquehanna Art Museum serves as a catalyst in the Commonwealth to offer educationally superior programming and diversely extraordinary exhibitions.

SAM is dedicated to encouraging and inspiring visitors of all ages to become more familiar with, knowledgeable of, and appreciative of the art and culture that surrounds them. Educational programming is developed to enhance and enrich the visitor experience, providing a wide variety of classes, lectures, workshops, discussions, critiques, and more for adult learners.

For more information, contact bcarrow@susquehannaartmuseum.org

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Fine Art Open Annual (Carlsbad, CA) – Call For Artists

Fine Art Open Annual (Carlsbad, CA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Carlsbad Oceanside Art League announces an open call for California artists for their 72nd Fine Art Open Annual juried art exhibition, to be held August 4 – September 1, 2024. The purpose of this long-standing exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art.

The North Coastal Art Gallery will host the exhibition in Carlsbad, CA, in the heart of downtown Carlsbad, CA, with a free, open to the public reception, and provide cash awards.

 

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Enter by: 17 July 2024

Chosen artists for the 72nd Fine Art Open Annual juried art exhibit will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space. The North Coastal Art Gallery is located in historic downtown Carlsbad. The gallery has between 1,500 to 2,000 visitors a month with tourists in and out daily to the space.

In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets and will be promoting a video of the show for online viewing with the artist names as credits.

About Carlsbad Oceanside Art League

The Carlsbad Oceanside Art League was founded in 1951 and the North Coastal Art Gallery is a part of its Art initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in a safe space for you to build creative confidence.

The North Coastal Art Gallery is managed by the (COAL), Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League which is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, formed in August 1951, by a group of 5 emerging and established artists who lived in the Carlsbad and Oceanside area. Their mission was to promote art education and cultural appreciation in the community, and whose primary purpose is to provide art enrichment to artists, and provide a place to display artwork.

For more information, contact info@northcoastalartgallery.com

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