Main line Art Center (MLAC) announces a call for artists for their Digital Artist in Residency.
Deadline: 10 May 2016
Adult fine artists utilizing digital technology as a primary medium of their artwork, who are not full-time students, living in the Mid-Atlantic Region are eligible to apply. Examples of digital media could include, but are not limited to: video, animation, digital photography, interactive gaming platforms, virtual reality experiences, 360, motion capture applications, video-mapping and projections, apps, internet based works, and so forth. The residency does not include a studio or housing. It is intended to be a residency that promotes the artist’s work and provides opportunities for them to have paid engagements with MLAC audiences through teaching, lectures, demonstrations, and virtual experiences for the duration of one year.
The Digital Artist in Residency begins in September of 2016 and is completed in August of 2017.
Main Line Art Center’s 2016 Digital Artist in Residence will receive an award of $1000, public presentation of artwork, and one year virtual residency with Main Line Art Center. Artists receive cash award when the residency is completed and must participate in the residency for its entirety.
Main Line Art Center is a home for everyone to discover, create, and experience visual art. A frequent recipient of Best of Awards for its beautiful galleries and high-quality art instruction, the Art Center’s visual art classes, Accessible Art Programs for artists with disabilities, and contemporary and innovative exhibitions stimulate creativity, conversation, and joy. The mission of Main Line Art Center is to inspire and engage people of all ages, abilities, and economic means in visual art through education, exhibitions, and experiences. Last year we inspired 16,000 people at Main Line Art Center and touched the lives of over 80,000 through programs in the community.
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Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID) is now accepting submissions of graphic and digital arts for the 21st Century Forbes Digital Plaza LED Screens.
- 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.
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Downtown Indiana, Pennsylvania announces a call for artists for the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival (NAFF).
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.
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The John James Audubon Center and Valley Forge Audubon Society invite entries to the 10th Annual Juried Art Show, Drawn from Nature.
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.
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3rd Street Gallery, a 40 year old artists cooperative, is seeking new members. The current roster of close to fifty professional members work in diverse media, many of whom are internationally represented.
Deadline: 1 Apr 2016
3rd Street Gallery is seeking artists who are interested in advancing their careers through many opportunities and whom can share and work well with others. We have recently relocated to a beautiful new space in Old City, Philadelphia.
Group and solo showing opportunities, websites, interaction with other organizations in Philadelphia, newsletters, guidance, and more are provided.
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The Passyunk Square Civic Association is currently accepting submissions for its 5th Annual Art Auction, to be held on Friday, April 1st.
Deadline: 26 Feb 2016
If you are interested in showcasing your work alongside other top artists in South Philly, then this is the event for you. We accept submissions in all media. Artists will be notified of the status of their submission by early March and each participating artist will get free admission to the event itself.
This event has grown in size each year since its inception. We are hoping to make our 5th anniversary celebration the biggest yet. All artists will be listed on our event website and many will be spotlighted through our organization’s Facebook page (followed by nearly 2,000 people) and Twitter account (followed by nearly 5,000 people).
In addition to promotion by our organization, all artists who donate their works for our auction are welcomed to sell another piece of art at the event at a set price, with 25% of the proceeds as a donation to the civic association.
We offer our artists free admission to the 5th Annual Art Auction which will feature live music and complimentary food and libations donated by some of the area’s most delicious restaurants. We welcome our artists to bring their business cards to the event and converse with the attendees about their work. This event is truly about the artists and the vibrant arts culture that flourishes throughout South Philly. 100% of the proceeds of your donations go to support the work of the Passyunk Square Civic Association.
The Passyunk Square Civic Association is a dedicated group of neighbors helping neighbors. A 100% volunteer-led and self-funded organization, our mission is to enhance the quality of life in the neighborhood, preserve the neighborhood’s unique historic character, and promote a cohesive community of residents, businesses, and institutions.
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Abington Art Center (AAC) announces a call for artists for the Galleries and Sculpture Park Curatorial Review 2016-17.
Deadline: 15 Feb 2016
Professional artists or artist organizations are invited to submit artworks and proposals for consideration in a solo, group, or curated show as well as display in our outdoor Sculpture Park. Works in the galleries are on display for roughly 6-8 weeks and outdoor sculpture is displayed for a length of time mutually agreed upon by AAC and the artist. Selected artists are asked to participate in a range of public programs such as talks and workshops intended to engage audiences in their process and work.
AAC receives 30% commission on all sales.
Abington Art Center just celebrated its 75th Anniversary, sharing the arts with the community in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
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The first six Saint Joseph’s University Gallery exhibitions are open to professional artists.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2016
The Exhibitions Committee reviews the work and the artists are notified by the end of March. We consider work in all media and all subject matter. Chosen artists are responsible for shipping/transporting their work to and from the gallery.
Chosen artists receive a 4-6 week long solo exhibition. Artists give one lunchtime gallery talk for which they receive a stipend.
Through the promotion of the visual arts, the Saint Joseph’s University Galleries educate and serve the University’s students, faculty and staff, as well as the diverse communities of the surrounding tri-state area. The Merion Hall Gallery hosts seven shows from September through August. The first six feature professional artists, who are mostly but not exclusively from the area.
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Beauty Art Gallery, located in Newtown Square, PA, will hold its 2015 Small Treasures Juried Exhibition November 28, 2015 through January 8, 2016. For this 4th annual event, the gallery seeks submissions welcomes artists 18 years of age and older.
Deadline: 14 Nov 2015
- The exhibition will feature two-dimensional works, including paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media, fiber and metal.
- Works must measure 256 square inches or smaller, such as 16×16 inches, inclusive of frame.
- Works must be priced $395 or less.
- Works must be wired and ready to hang.
Juror is Deena Ball.
The exhibition will run November 25 to Jan 8, 2015. Public Reception is Saturday Dec. 5, 2015, 5 to 8 p.m.
Chosen artists will benefit from exposure to thriving western Delaware County art scene. Have potential to be selected for awards totaling $1,400 in cash and merchandise.
Beauty Art Gallery provides an eclectic mix of art forms and handmade goods from the region and the country is a spacious 2,500 square feet gallery.
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Proposals for innovative and transformative public art in downtown Reading are now being accepted as part of the Reading Main Street Program.
Deadline: 16 Nov 2015
As the result of funding from the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Our Town program and RiverPlace Development Corporation, the Main Street Public Art Initiative is seeking proposals for artwork that will foster community interaction while building upon and shaping a sense of community identity, in addition to making downtown Reading more vibrant.
A total of $50,000 is available for this initiative. Artists may submit proposals for projects with a budget of up to $50,000. Artists should consider submitting proposals that will have a significant impact on downtown vibrancy at a reasonable cost.
Proposals will be displayed at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts from December 2015 through January 2016 for public review and comment. Finalists will be selected based on committee review and public feedback. Then, finalists will work with a team of community members and Main Street stakeholders to fully develop their proposals. Once proposals are fully developed, a final selection will be made, and artwork will be installed by August 2016.
Reading, PA is a community in desperate need of vibrancy and transformation, and the community is eager to get involved in the transformation process.
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