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All Creatures Great And Small (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

All Creatures Great And Small (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists (STCEA) announces a call for artists for an online art exhibition, All Creatures Great And Small: Animals In Art. This show celebrates our special bond with animals, whether at home or in the wild.

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Enter by: 15 May 2024

All styles and mediums are welcome. Art containing wild animals in captivity (zoos, theme parks, animal shows) will not be accepted.

100% of All Creatures Great And Small exhibit proceeds benefit Chautauqua County Humane Society, the former home of STCEA’s paws-itively best staff member, Eliza Jane!

A Best in Show (cash prize) and Awards of Distinction will be awarded to the works of highest artistic merit based on technical skill, creativity, innovation, and adherence to theme. An Artists’ Choice and People’s Choice award will be selected based on popular vote.

STCEA provides a safe space for you to build creative confidence. Have your work evaluated through a competitive juried show process that is welcoming to art students, new and emerging artists, and seasoned artists alike. Having your work displayed in an international juried show is a great way to boost your artistic presence, increase sales, and build your exhibition portfolio for future show opportunities, gallery representation, or entrance to MFA programs – or just for fun and personal growth. Online exhibits are good for the environment and your pocketbook – you save shipping fees and artwork preparation costs as your work is professionally displayed in an online gallery with shareable links for your website and social media feeds. Plus, direct viewers to your online shop, where you’ll keep 100% of the proceeds for any artwork sold.

About Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists

Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists believes in art that does good and makes the world a better place. STCEA donates a portion of the proceeds from every exhibition to support local and national non-profits doing good work in the communities they serve. Needs addressed through the contributions from STCEA exhibits include food security and basic living needs, racial equity, environment and natural resources, substance abuse and mental health services, animal rights and care, refugee resettlement, music education, affordable housing, and health and human services.

For more information, contact southerntierartists@gmail.com

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Where The Heart Is (Online Art Exhibtion) – Call For Artists

Where The Heart Is (Online Art Exhibtion) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists (STCEA) announces a call for artists for an online art exhibition, Where The Heart Is: The Art Of Home.

This exhibit invites you to explore the artistic interpretations of home, offering a contemplative journey through the spaces, emotions, and memories that define our sense of belonging. From cozy living rooms to bustling kitchens, serene bedrooms to vibrant gardens, each artwork invites reflection on the roles these spaces play in shaping our identities, fostering connections, and capturing the warmth and nostalgia that home evokes.

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Enter by: 15 April 2024

20% of the Where the Heart Is exhibit proceeds benefit Chautauqua County Habitat for Humanity, building self-reliance through affordable home ownership.

A Best in Show (cash prize) and Awards of Distinction will be awarded to the works of highest artistic merit based on technical skill, creativity, innovation, and adherence to theme. An Artists’ Choice and People’s Choice award will be selected based on popular vote.

STCEA provides a safe space for you to build creative confidence. Have your work evaluated through a competitive juried show process that is welcoming to art students, new and emerging artists, and seasoned artists alike. Having your work displayed in an international juried show is a great way to boost your artistic presence, increase sales, and build your exhibition portfolio for future show opportunities, gallery representation, or entrance to MFA programs – or just for fun and personal growth. Online exhibits are good for the environment and your pocketbook – you save shipping fees and artwork preparation costs as your work is professionally displayed in an online gallery with shareable links for your website and social media feeds. Plus, direct viewers to your online shop, where you’ll keep 100% of the proceeds for any artwork sold.

About Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists

Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists believes in art that does good and makes the world a better place. STCEA donates a portion of the proceeds from every exhibition to support local and national non-profits doing good work in the communities they serve. Needs addressed through the contributions from STCEA exhibits include food security and basic living needs, racial equity, environment and natural resources, substance abuse and mental health services, animal rights and care, refugee resettlement, music education, affordable housing, and health and human services.

For more information, contact southerntierartists@gmail.com

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POP! Art With Mass Appeal (Solomons, MD) – Call For Artists

POP! Art With Mass Appeal (Solomons, MD) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center announces a call for artists to submit original artworks to POP! Art with Mass Appeal. This juried exhibition seeks to showcase artworks that capture the essence of, or provide commentary on, pop art’s evolution in the digital age. Artists are encouraged to delve into the vibrant world of popular media and consumer culture. Explore how it shapes and redefines our views on each other, society, and the world. From traditional pop art aesthetics, to internet memes, viral fame, music and television references, popular animation and illustration styles, and logos and icons, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center invites artists to interpret this theme with creativity, imagination, satire, and/or a sense of humor.

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Enter by: 10 March 2024

This show seeks art that embraces bold colors, dynamic compositions, and a graphic style that defines the heart of pop art. Whether through traditional mediums or digital formats, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center is looking for artwork that visually resonates with the energy, intensity, and even the absurdity of contemporary popular culture.

POP! Art with Mass Appeal is open to all media. 2-D, 3-D, indoor, and outdoor artwork will be considered. Digital artists must provide all display equipment, but please be aware the gallery is full of windows and natural light. Projections don’t work well in the space. All work must be created within the last four years. Artists must be 18 years or older. Artists must be living and working in the United States.

POP! Art With Mass Appeal Artist Benefits

This exhibition will be open to the public in the Kay Daugherty Gallery of Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center from May 3, 2024, to September 22, 2024.

Artists have the opportunity to exhibit and sell work in the beautiful Kay Daugherty gallery. Exhibitions are promoted through social media, the gallery’s website, MSAC, and targeted advertisements. Foot traffic for galleries during the months this show will be on display averages 7,500 people.

Funding for shipping is avaliable via a scholarship application.

Three Juror awards are chosen with each exhibition. The Juror is Teri Towler, Director of Collections at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens.

About Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a shady walking path that meanders through the woods past permanent and loaned sculpture, including over thirty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Artists in the collection include: Antonio Tobias Mendez, Barbara Hepworth, Cesar, Robert Engman, Jean Arp, Kenneth Snelson and Fransisco Zuniga. Young guests can frolic in the Fairy Lolly Creative Play Space and explore the many trails, including the Tree-mendous Trail.

The award-winning Arts Building includes rotating exhibition space, the Nature Nook, the artLAB Creative Reuse Studio, the Annmarie Gift Shop, and lovely wrap around patios. Annmarie presents a variety of popular annual festivals, rotating exhibitions, family activities, and creative public programs. The Studio School offers classes for all ages and abilities – from pottery to dance – taught by professional artists and arts educators.

For more information, contact exhibits@annmariegarden.org

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Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024 – Call For Artists

Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024 – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and ImageOut Art seek artist submissions for Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024, a juried exhibition opening in Rochester, New York, in October 2024.

Queer art has achieved greater prominence in recent years, yet the LGBTQIA+ community’s struggle for freedom and equality persists. RoCo hopes this exhibition will serve as a reflection of our current moment, and as a poignant response to the alarming rise of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation sweeping the nation.

 

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Enter by: 15 June 2024

For Queering Democracy, RoCo welcomes 2D, 3D, and electronic media that showcases experiences, emotions, and thoughts on the evolving struggle for LGBTQIA+ rights and representation. Artists located in the United States of all backgrounds, identities, and those exploring all narratives of genderqueerness are invited to apply.

Accepted artists will receive a stipend to help offset the cost of production or transport of their work. RoCo’s community consists of a membership base of over 1,000 artists and art-appreciators, and many non-members who visit regularly and support their exhibitions. They offer a wide range of promotion, including daily social media posts, weekly newsletters, and posts to a variety of art and news websites. RoCo hopes to support both familiar faces and new artists through this exhibition and introduce their important artwork to RoCo’s audience.

About Rochester Contemporary Art Center

RoCo is a venue for the exchange of ideas whose mission is to support and exhibit artists who address pressing issues through their work, especially emerging artists, both from Rochester and beyond. It is 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. They host five or six exhibitions each year, including a Members Exhibition in the winter and an annual fundraising exhibition, 6×6, every summer. Other exhibitions are often curated or juried, many times in partnership with other local or regional organizations and curators. RoCi has a special focus and interest in providing curated video programs in their media room and public art in the park outside their building.

For more information, contact info@rochestercontemporary.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 a call for artists for the 2024 Creative Climate Awards (CCA), with the theme of Solutions from the Frontlines. Address the following prompt: How does your artwork amplify solutions from communities most impacted by climate change?

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Enter by: 10 March 2024

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.

Artwork submissions may include: all 2D works, films (shorts and features), 3D works (sculptures and installations), and performances (dance, theater, music).  Only completed pieces will be considered. Do not submit concept notes or requests for commissions.  Artists from communities that  are underrepresented and/or are most impacted by the climate crisis are strongly encouraged to apply. Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from New York City. Performers must be able to perform in New York City between April 20th and May 20th, 2024.

Creative Climate Awards Artist Benefits

The Creative Climate Awards are a month-long festival of virtual conversations, screenings, artist talks, and a citywide exhibit in New York City. The Creative Climate Awards exhibition and event provides an opportunity to creatively engage tens-of-thousands of people in climate action, while having your work seen by judges and mentors from some of the top art and environment institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, MOCADA, Children’s Museum of NY, PBS, and All Arts/WNET. Over the last decade, the Creative Climate Awards have showcased climate-inspired artwork from around the globe, including 194 artists from 31 countries and reached over 200,000 audience members.

About Human Impacts Institute

Climate change is complex and often overwhelming. The Human Impacts Institute knows that caring about something doesn’t necessarily lead us to meaningful impact. They make action personal and practical by highlighting new voices of leadership, connecting you to solutions in engaging ways, and welcoming you to a diverse, creative community that is addressing the root causes of the climate crisis.

For more information, contact programs@humanimpactsinstitute.org

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Unique By Nature: Juried Art Show (McKinney, TX) – Call For Artists

Unique By Nature: Juried Art Show (McKinney, TX) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC), with Arts and Music Guild volunteers, announces a call for artists for the Unique By Nature juried art competition and exhibition.

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Enter by: 15 March 2024

One large scale artwork will be awarded a $6,000 Purchase Prize and become part of MPAC’s permanent, public art collection. The artwork must be 36″ on any dimension (not including the frame). No 3D artwork will be considered for the Purchase Prize. Based on received applications, 10 large scale pieces will be selected. The selected artwork will become a permanent part of the MPAC collection, which welcomes over 100k visitors annually.

Daisha Board of Daisha Board Gallery, Dallas, Texas, will identify the winning artwork in addition to judging the cash prize pieces.

About The McKinney Performing Arts Center

McKinney Performing Arts Center is considered the community arts center for McKinney, Texas. MPAC is home to two theater groups and hosts events, meetings, schools, concerts, city sessions, and church on the weekend. Since their Cultural District designation in 2018, the Center has added 12 public art pieces and continued to grow their collection. Visitors to Downtown McKinney not only get to shop, dine, and play, but also are exposed to great art and storytelling. The Center’s goal is to continue to provide a space for the community to share their experiences, culture, and ideas in the unique form of fine and performance art.  The location and activity in the building has been a wonderful catalysis to the booming economy within Downtown McKinney, Texas.

For more information, contact jbrunell@mckinneytexas.org

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M&T Bank Clothesline Art Festival (Rochester, NY) – Call For Artists

M&T Bank Clothesline Art Festival (Rochester, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) of the University of Rochester announces a call for artists for the M&T Bank Clothesline Art Festival, their largest annual fundraiser and biggest celebration of the arts for over 60 years. Over 300 artists from across the country offer their work for purchase at this juried, two-day festival that takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Memorial Art Gallery. Clothesline is also the place to experience all-day live entertainment, sample food from some of Rochester’s favorite food trucks and vendors, enjoy free family art activities, and visit the museum.

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Register by: 30 April 2024

Three M&T Bank Clothesline Art Festival artists will receive awards recognizing extraordinary quality, craftsmanship, creativity and/or outstanding presentation. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $300. MAG will recognize one first-time exhibitor who will receive a cash prize of $100.

Judging will begin at 10 AM on Saturday morning. All artists’ artist spaces will be viewed. Winners will be announced live on WXXI (91.5 FM) at 2:45 pm that day.

About The Memorial Art Gallery

A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000 years of art history. From the relics of antiquity to works in the vanguard of contemporary practice, MAG offers a panorama of the world’s art. The 14-acre campus is a spectacular public art space that is a popular destination for Rochesterians and out-of-town visitors alike.

MAG’s permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects has been called, “the best balanced in the state outside of metropolitan New York City.” In addition to its collection, the museum offers a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts, tours, and family activities.

For more information, contact clothesline@mag.rochester.edu

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

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

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon February Art Competition. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 12 monthly cycles, leading to the annual PleinAir Salon winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition.

This is an online competition with annual awards totaling $50,000. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon February Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.

 

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Enter by: 29 February 2024

The Early Bird Discount ends February 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.

There are over $2,000 in cash prizes awarded each month, and $22,000 awarded at the Annual Competition each May. Each of the 23 monthly winners are included in the judging for the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon where PleinAir Magazine awards the Grand Prize winner a check for $15,000 and feature their painting on the magazine’s cover, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble. The winners of each monthly competition are automatically entered into the running for the Annual Competition and a $15,000 check!

Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletters, and social media. The Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2024.

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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Superfine Art Fair San Francisco (Spring 2024) – Call For Artists

Superfine Art Fair San Francisco (Spring 2024) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Superfine Art Fair announces a call for artists for the Superfine Art Fair San Francisco Spring 2024.

90 colorful and creative art professionals will be hand-picked to showcase with Superfine Art Fair, the most widespread artist-driven art fair in the United States, as it returns to the Bay Area for its most popular show of the year. New in 2024, Superfine takes over Fort Mason’s acclaimed waterfront space, the Gateway Pavilion, from March 21 – 24, 2024. Situated near the bustle of the Embarcadero with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, this 10,000+ square foot venue offers artists an immense scenic backdrop to display their works.

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Enter by:  8 March 2024

Hurry! Only 20 booths remain. Reserve them before they sell out!

Superfine Art Fair San Francisco Artist Benefits

  • No Commission: 100% of your art sales go directly to you.
  • Expand Your Reach: Meet face-to-face with collectors; over 75% of visitors report coming to buy new art.
  • Personalized Guidance: Expert advice, one-on-one guidance, educational sessions, and unlimited calls with Superfine’s co-founder.
  • Diverse Community: 60-70% of Superfine artists identify as women, LGBTQ+, or disadvantaged minority groups.
  • Exceptional Venues: High ceilings, warm atmospheres, well-trafficked, and located in the heart of the cities.
  • Inclusive Infrastructure: All the logistical details are taken care of; just bring your art, hang it, and be present to sell.

“I met a lot of buyers, interested gallery owners and public art representatives as well as brilliant fellow artists, and the very juicy cherry on top was that I sold 13 pieces over the 4 days! On top of that I also sold 2 more pieces after the fair had finished thanks to being on the Superfine website. It felt like I was part of a great family and I can’t wait for the next one!” – Valerie Auersperg, Superfine San Francisco Exhibitor

“I view my participation in this fair as planting seeds. Sure, I made art sales, but more importantly, I made connections with people that are going to help me grow my business over the next year.” – Joseph Shook, Superfine San Francisco Exhibitor

About Superfine Art Fair

Superfine Art Fair started in 2015 to transform the way that art fairs are run. Since then, Superfine has evolved into the #1 artist driven art fair in the United States and has brought together artists from all over the world to show in cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Savannah, and Seattle. With 6 shows slated for 2024, artists won’t want to miss the opportunity to receive personalized advice and build up their art careers.

For more information, contact info@superfine.world

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A.I.R. Studio Paducah (Kentucky Residency) – Call For Artists

A.I.R. Studio Paducah (Kentucky Residency) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] A.I.R. Studio Paducah offers residencies of two weeks to three months year-round to visual artists, composers, architects, improvisational dancers, poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. This residency affords residents the time and space for focused, independent work, the development of new ideas and experimentation.

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Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Applications are currently being reviewed for 2025 residencies with limited dates still available in July and August 2024.

Residents are provided with a private efficiency apartment and studio space, located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky, six blocks from the Ohio River. The cost of the residency is $700 for two weeks and $1,000 per month.

Accessibility accommodations include an accessible front sidewalk and entrance, accessible studio doorways, and a walker-accessible bathroom with handrails.

A.I.R. Studio Paducah is a residency created to offer a quiet live and work environment to a wide spectrum of creatives. The studio is in walking distance of several area cultural centers, galleries, and performance venues as well as the tranquil banks of the Ohio River. The studio features a storefront multi-purpose display space that can be used to host exhibitions or special presentations during the residency. Visiting residents not only benefit from supportive interaction with the surrounding arts community, but also benefit from joining a network of past residents with whom they can exchange ideas and form lasting professional relationships.

“The time at AIR was creative, meditative, restorative. The two of us lived a simple life, made good food, came together for meals twice a day, walked to several nearby restaurants for a change of pace. The flexibility of the space was great for writing — we were able to pitch separate camps or share space to work together according to our needs. We used the front window, the dining table, miscellaneous perches that the lightweight folding tables made possible, and, thanks to a spell of marvelous Kentucky weather, the picnic table outside, where I greeted first light, enjoyed happy hour, and sometimes wrote well past dark. Twice a day we went walking around Lower Town, enjoying the wide streets, the lovely buildings, and the friendly greetings of strangers. I did not anticipate enjoying Paducah so much.” – Bill Beverly

About A.I.R. Studio Paducah

A.I.R. Studio Paducah, now in its 19th year as an artist residency program, is situated in the heart of the LowerTown Arts District, Paducah, Kentucky. Since 2004, creatives from around the country and abroad have passed through A.I.R. doors to make the most of the space and a stretch of undistracted time as envisioned by founder Alonzo Davis, himself an artist.

Drawn to Paducah by the Artist Relocation Program, Davis initially considered LowerTown as the location for a personal studio/retreat. Inspired, however, by working retreat experiences in California, Costa Rica, Connecticut, Wyoming, Colorado, and Virginia, Davis decided instead to establish an artist residency program. Not only would visiting artists benefit, but also interaction with a changing influx of creatives from outside could lend an additional dynamic to the evolving LowerTown community. An active residency program heightens the arts district visibility in the world of artist’s communities nationally and internationally.

For more information, contact airstudiopaducah@gmail.com

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