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Forbes Digital Plaza – Call for Artists

Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID) is now accepting submissions of graphic and digital arts for the 21st Century Forbes Digital Plaza LED Screens.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: Ongoing

  • The work will be displayed on a 10′ wide x 8′ high hi-resolution digital screen (80 s.f.) including a 60′ wide x 6.5′ high low-res LED screen (390 s.f.).
  • All artwork must work as a pixel moving image.
  • Work can have both image and sound aspects.

Currently all work for Forbes Digital Plaza is being accepted pro bono and will be displayed in a heavily pedestrian-based neighborhood. This is a great opportunity for student, local, professional, and emerging artists.

About Innovation Oakland:

Home to some of the world’s top research, educational, medical and cultural institutions, Oakland is determined to be America’s first digital community. Innovation Oakland is a technology-based approach to neighborhood transformation introducing new ways of thinking about how community assets, public spaces and commercial corridors contribute towards the economic prosperity of Oakland and of the greater Western Pennsylvania region. Fueled by state-of- the-art technologies, Innovation Oakland will combine art, design, place making and way finding solutions to create new interactive public destinations for the use and pleasure of the over 100,000 residents, employees, students and visitors from around the country and the world that come to Oakland daily.

About the Oakland Business Improvement District:

Serving the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, the Oakland Business Improvement District is an economic development agency representing local businesses, commercial property owners, universities, hospitals, non-profit organizations and government agencies focused on keeping Oakland a clean, attractive and vibrant commercial district. The organization also takes the lead on Innovation Oakland, a project with the goal of transforming Oakland into the region’s hub for technology and innovation and Startup Oakland, a campaign helping to grow Oakland’s start-up community.

For more information, contact info@oaklandbid.org.

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Northern Appalachian Folk Festival – Call for Artists

Downtown Indiana, Pennsylvania announces a call for artists for the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival (NAFF).

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Aug 2016

The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival is dedicated to preserving the past, promoting the present, and securing the future of folk music, art folkways, and other forms of cultural expression of those living in the northern tier of the Appalachian region. Through the involvement of artisans, volunteers, entertainers, and business partners, the festival presents an entertaining, educational and community driven event thereby contributing to the enrichment of the cultural environment of those living in the northern tier of the Appalachian region.

The festival features the work of artists, craftspeople, musical performers, and food vendors. NAFF also includes films, workshops, art exhibitions, excursions, and theater performances at numerous venues throughout the downtown area of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Artists and vendors who live in or have roots in the Northern Appalachia Region are welcome to apply! An $85 early bird booth fee is available to artists who apply before April 30, 2016.

Artists will have an opportunity to share and sell their art with a large, diverse group of people in the Downtown Indiana area. This regional festival will have headliners Southern Culture on the Skids and Dar Williams who are sure to draw a crowd.

Awards will also be given to qualifying booths and fees for next year’s festival will be waived for winners.

The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival has teamed up with Downtown Indiana Inc. to bring this regional festival to the picturesque streets of Indiana, PA.

The festival is also interesting because it is not merely a festival, but a movement that is dedicated to preserving the past, promoting the present, and securing the future of folk music, art folkways, and other forms of cultural expression of those living in the northern tier of the Appalachian region.

For more information, contact naff.artsteam@gmail.com.

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10th Annual Juried Art Show – Call for Artists

The John James Audubon Center and Valley Forge Audubon Society invite entries to the 10th Annual Juried Art Show, Drawn from Nature.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Mar 2016

Work should feature some aspect of birds, wildlife, and/or nature. Accepted mediums include oil/acrylics, watercolors, 2D work on paper/mixed media, photography, sculpture and 3D work.

Chosen artists will be eligible for more than $2,000 in prizes. There will be an opening reception. 30% commission on all sales of exhibited work will benefit the mission of the Audubon Center.

John James Audubon Center is a National Audubon Society program center whose mission is to inspire people to appreciate, preserve, and protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitat as well as preserve the artistic, scientific, and historic legacy of John James Audubon and celebrate the conservation movement he inspired.

For more information, contact wchristie@audubon.org.

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