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Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition (Newport Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition (Newport Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

The City of Newport Beach (City) is pleased to announce a call for entries for Phase VI of its ongoing Invitational 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.

This is a unique opportunity to display artworks in a serene, ocean-view setting made to be beautified by sculpture. This exhibition has consistently delighted and enriched visitors with the works of world-class artists both local and national.

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Deadline: 8 Dec 2020

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. The Civic Center Park has developed into a destination for residents and visitors to gather for events and activities including summer concerts on the lawn, art shows, docent-led sculpture park tours, visits to the dog park, or leisurely walks along the park’s winding trail, appreciating its environmentally-friendly expanse of native plant life. As home to City Hall, City administrative offices, and the Central Branch of the city’s public library system, the Civic Center is the heart of Newport Beach.

Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,500 and $6,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork. Honoraria will be determined at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee depending on the artist’s preliminary budget, complexity of the project, weight, and size. The honoraria shall be used to cover transportation of the artwork to and from the exhibition site, structural engineering documents (if required), any insurance needed or desired for artwork transport and display, and fees for on-site availability during installation and removal. No other fees or expense reimbursements are offered. Artists will receive half of the honorarium upon signing the contract and the second half of the payment after de-installation.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County, an independent nonprofit organization, is the officially-designated local arts agency of the County of Orange and its official state-local arts agency partner. It is the leader in building appreciation of, participation in, and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. Arts Orange County manages the submission process for this Exhibition on behalf of the City of Newport Beach, which declared a mission for its Civic Center Park to act as a “Museum Without Walls”.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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Bay Art Seekers Lounge (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

Bay Art Seekers Lounge (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

Voss Gallery is accepting entries for Bay Art Seekers Lounge (BASL), a group exhibition dedicated to amplifying the diverse voices of the Bay Area’s creative community. Submit up to three works that best represent your signature artistic style. All themes and subject matter welcome.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 22 Nov 2020

Entry Fee is $10 for one submission and $15 for up to three works

All work must be 10 x 10 inches (and may not exceed 10 inches off the wall). All mediums are welcome to apply. Must be ready to hang securely on wall (no freestanding sculptures). Artists must be 18 + years and have a relationship to the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and/or Sonoma).

Important Dates:

  • Notification by Email: Tuesday, Nov. 24th
  • Delivery of Selected Works: November 25 – 29th, 12-6PM or by appointment
  • Return of Unsold Work: January 31 – February 6th, 12-6PM or by appointment

A ‘Juror’s Choice’ award and two honorable mentions will be selected by guest juror, Cecilia Chia. The exhibition is on view December 2, 2020 – January 31, 2021. An award ceremony and exhibition preview with the juror will be held virtually on Instagram Live (@vossgallery) on Thursday, December 3rd, 6-7PM PST.

Bay Art Seekers Lounge Juror: Cecilia Chia is the founder, owner and director of Glass Rice, a contemporary art gallery in San Francisco, CA. She is a San Francisco native and was born and raised in the Outer Richmond. After moving to Beijing in her second half of high-school and later on to New York where she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College, she returned to the Bay Area with a strong drive to uplift, inspire, and bring people together in her community through art.

About Voss Gallery

Voss Gallery is an art gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District established in 2019 by Ashley L. Voss. The gallery features a dynamic exhibition program of work by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organized group shows with an emphasis in New Contemporary work with a technical edge. Voss Gallery prides itself for its unique commitment to fostering community and establishing relationships with local artists and young collectors. New exhibitions are presented approximately every three to four weeks. Join the #vosscollectorsclub to receive early access to artwork, members-only offers, and exclusive content from our gallery artists!

For more information, contact info@vossgallery.art.

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Black And White (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Black And White (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Black and White, one of their favorite themes. It is an homage to the beginnings of photography before the dramatic change that came about when color film was introduced.

Send 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 black and white, then it fits the call. Sepia will be accepted.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 15 Nov 2020

As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photo mediums are welcome.

The total prizes for Black and White is $4000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 | Magick (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 | Magick (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Superfine Industries announces a call for artists for NYCx3 | Magick → May 13-16, 2021 (LGBTQ+ artists). Superfine! is an artist driven fair, founded in 2015 that empowers electrifying artists to sell their art to interested buyers. Now is a great time to submit your art for a booth as they are bringing back in-person fairs in 2021! Superfine! is busy implementing a Resilience Plan to bring artists back to the marketplace.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2021

Artists will sell their art and develop relationships with clients, buyers, curators,  and fans. Make art. Sell art. Superfine! does the rest.

  • Superfine! has the smartest and most sophisticated marketing engine in the industry
  • A professional, courteous, and knowledgeable team of experts guide you every step of the way
  • Lead-up Zoom calls and curatorial guidelines are geared towards success

Safe + Socially Responsible Art Fairs in 2021. Superfine! is coming at you in 2021 with safety and a better selling environment in mind for exhibiting artists. Here are just a few things they’ll be doing:

  • Smaller crowds with pre-vetted, more serious collectors
  • Build meaningful connections thanks to more one-on-one time with potential buyers (70-75% of attendees said their favorite thing about our fairs is connecting with artists!)
  • Unidirectional floor plan for better traffic flow

Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold at NYCx3, either in person at the fair or via our online E-Fair.

About Superfine Industries

Superfine! is a first-mover in the curated, accessible art fair space and anomaly among art fairs. With a plucky name and omnipresent exclamation point, they’ve remade the art fair model by dismantling tired, stuffy art world conventions one by one. They believe in a fair, transparent, and thriving art market built for business-minded art entrepreneurs and eager collectors alike.

Their approach makes expanding to new markets a no-brainer decision for both solo artists and smart gallery owners. They provide the easiest, most transparent financing options in the industry. No expansion opportunity need be missed. Likewise, they work with partners like Art Money who make purchasing the piece of their dreams a reality for any would-be collector.

For more information, contact creative@superfine.world.

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

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

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces an international call for artists to participate in the 7th annual Open / No Theme art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from November 4th, 2020 to December 2nd, 2020.

Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged on painting and drawing, photography and digital, and mixed media and 3D art.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Nov 2020

Open / No Theme Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on November 16th, 2020. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, Winner’s Certificates, inclusion in the annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which 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 programming radio and TV shows.

The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 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 occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

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

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Dreams and Nightmares (Washington DC) – Call For Artists

Dreams and Nightmares (Washington DC) – Call For Artists

Gallery Underground announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, Dreams and Nightmares, to be held February 1 – 26, 2021. Artists will interpret the theme from beautiful and sublime to dark and twisted. Submit both literal and figurative interpretations. All media accepted, national only.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 14 Dec 2020

Artists will be asked to submit a short paragraph explaining how their work fits the theme.

Juried by Emily Francisco. Show is in a brick and mortar gallery in the metropolitan Washington DC area.

$500 prizes for Dreams and Nightmares. The gallery will award best in show, second, and third place cash prizes and non-cash honorable mentions, number to be interpreted by juror. The show is held in a gallery with a loyal local following and press contacts. If a reception is held (due to possible continuing COVID restrictions), reception estimated to attract several hundred attendees. Artists’ work will be promoted in local press, social media, postcards and eblasts to an over 800-person email list. Show will be on the walls of the gallery for a month.

About Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground is the juried gallery of the Arlington Artists Alliance, a vital, energetic, creative force in Arlington County, Virginia. A non-profit group formed in 2000, the gallery encourages and supports established and emerging artists who work in all forms of visual art. Members exhibit year-round at a variety of community venues, including local government offices, businesses, restaurants, and cafes. Annually, over 25,000 Washington DC metropolitan area residents and visitors view more than 2,000 original works of art by Alliance artists somewhere in the County every day of the year.

For more information, contact art@galleryunderground.org.

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Portraits (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Portraits (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call for artists for Portraits 2020. Open to all mediums, levels of experience, and locations. The human face is an endlessly fascinating subject. A portrait is painting, drawing, photograph, or an artist representation of a person with a particular focus on the face.

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Deadline: 11 Oct 2020

Submission Fee: $35 (non-refundable) for up to 3 images

For this art call, Las Laguna Gallery is looking for paintings, drawings, or photographs that capture personality, character, expression, spirit, or mood. What story will you convey with your portrait? How will you engage the viewer with your subject? What colors, composition, or lighting will you use to communicate a story? Will your portrait speak and engage the viewer? Will your viewer be drawn into your work?

The main focus should be on the face. Your portrait can be a friend, family member, stranger, or yourself. The work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered. Sizes up to 4 feet are acceptable. No work that requires special installation or instructions will be accepted.

  • Artist Notification: October 16, 2020
  • Art Delivery Date: October 29 to November 3, 2020
  • Show Date: November 5 to November 28, 2020
  • Artist Gallery Split: 65% Artist, 35% Gallery

Portraits Artist Benefits

All artists who submit to this show will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted on the Las Laguna Gallery website. A select number of artists will send their work into the gallery for the in person exhibition at our brick and mortar gallery located in Laguna Beach, CA. The gallery is open to the public. Clients and guests are invited to visit as long as they have proper PPE.

About Las Laguna Gallery

Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally, and internationally through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and live music in the fire-side theatre Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Gallery Without Walls (Lake Oswego, OR) – Call For Artists

Gallery Without Walls (Lake Oswego, OR) – Call For Artists

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego (ACLO) is pleased to invite artist submissions of up to three works of art per artist for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized, award-winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls exhibit. In its twenty first year, this program’s mission is to integrate art into the daily lives of local residents and visitors by presenting works from artists that resonate with people of diverse backgrounds. Public Art in Lake Oswego fosters a sense of place for the City, it enriches built and natural environments, encourages economic development, promotes sustainability, and provides opportunities for exploration, discovery, and delight.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 23 Nov 2020

Artists can submit completed works and proposals for new works to be completed by installation in August of 2021. Artwork will be on display throughout the downtown business district for a two-year exhibition period starting in the summer of 2021 and ending in the summer of 2023. Submissions will be evaluated by a Selection Committee based upon the overall quality and merit of the submitted art works. The Arts Council seeks works of a variety of media including sculpture, new media, projections, and murals. They encourage proposals that engage, educate, and inspire the community. Submissions of artwork that has been created within the last three years is highly encouraged.

Gallery Without Walls Program Goals

  • Display quality art work suitable for public display in a downtown, outdoor setting
  • Support artists in showing their work to new audience
  • Display art that contributes to the sense of pride in our community
  • Strengthen and sustain our nationally recognized GWW program

Logistics

Artworks are generally displayed on concrete plinths of varying sizes and locations. There are options (while limited) for earth mounting works in a park or green space as well as utilizing building facades for proposed murals, projections, or similar. A limited number of plinth locations have electrical capability. Selected artists will be notified of their anchoring/display method in May. Anchor methods are either anchor bolts or weld only depending on the assigned site location. The engineer typically requires 1/2″ Titen HD bolts that screw through the sculpture base. Bolts are provided by the Arts Council. Base plate holes must be drilled to 3/4″ to accommodate bolts.

Concrete pads range in size from 2 x 2′ – 7 x 7′ (4 – 49 square ft.). Weld only pads require weld-able tabs on the sculpture/sculpture base. If welding, ACLO will provide a welder and contractor on-site for installation and de-installation. The Arts Council’s provided contractor will install all works of art and artists (or an artist representative) are required to attend installation.

Upon installation and during the two-year exhibition period, the City will maintain liability insurance to cover any damages, should they occur. It is the artist’s responsibility to deliver and be present (or send a representative) for installation and de-installation of the work. Artwork cannot be shipped as there are no available vehicles, storage space, or staff for this purpose.
The Arts Council reserves the right to reject work that, upon delivery, differs from the original proposal, or does not meet standards of durability, safety and quality. Artists in the current 2020-2022 GWW exhibition are ineligible to apply and encouraged to apply next year

Gallery Without Walls Artist Benefits

Up to fifteen artists will be chosen by the Selection Committee to display in Lake Oswego, OR. Selected artists will be:

  • Awarded an honorarium of $1000
  • Eligible for an annual People’s Choice purchase award of up to $20,000 (with a 30% gallery fee)
  • Invited to attend the annual Gallery Without Walls Celebration in September. (This is a community celebration premiering the new sculptures and recognizing artists and all who support this wonderful program.)

Selected artists will enter into a two-year contract with the City of Lake Oswego for the exhibition loan period. During the exhibition period, works will be available for sale with a 30% gallery fee, if sold, paid to the Arts Council. Sold artworks must remain on display for the contracted exhibition period.

About the Arts Council of Lake Oswego

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego works to ensure the arts are an integral part of life in the community. With the purpose of placement and preservation of public art in Lake Oswego, ACLO provides access to art exhibitions for residents and visitors, and advance lifelong learning about the arts through educational programs and docent tours. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego administers the public art program partnering with the City and community to select, site, and maintain the nationally recognized Gallery Without Walls public art program, maintains the City’s permanent art collection of over 250 works, and provides accessible arts programming for the community.

For more information, contact sgjohnson@lakeoswego.city.

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All Animal (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Animal (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces an international call for artists to participate in the 7th annual All Animal art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from October 7th, 2020 to November 4th, 2020.

Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged on painting and drawing, photography and digital, and mixed media and 3D art.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 4 Oct 2020

All Animal Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on October 19, 2020. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, Winner’s Certificates, inclusion in the annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which 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 programming radio and TV shows.

The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 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 occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

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

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Good Trouble / U Decide Exhibition (Washington, DC) – Call For Artists

Good Trouble  / U Decide Exhibition (Washington, DC) – Call For Artists

The Center for Contemporary Political Art (CCPArt) announces a call for artists for the Good Trouble / U Decide: America’s artists honor the legacy of John Lewis exhibition. CCPArt will provide words for nine issue-oriented get-out-the vote posters. You provide the powerful original art/images for one or more of the posters. Make the words come alive.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 3 Oct 2020

No fees to enter

The sponsoring organizations, CCPArt and Millennium Arts Salon are 501-(c )-(3)s located in Washington, DC. Millennium Arts Salon is the premier arts organization in Washington, DC dedicated to promoting African and African American visual art. Together, they will present the Good Trouble exhibition as a public service. Art can inform and inspire needed social and political change.

Political analysts in Washington believe that if the Russians don’t interfere too much, turn-out may decide the winner of what may be the most consequential election of our time. It’s CCPArt’s civic duty, and yours, to encourage every registered voter to actually vote in this year’s election. Use your creativity and talent to help determine the future of the United States at this difficult time in its history. If you’ve seen the signage and political posters both parties produce, you’ll understand why we think, together, we can do better. Hopefully, we’ll all benefit as a result.

A jury of experts will select the winning entries. CCPArt will print the posters from the jpegs you submit. The posters will be exhibited in Washington and online.

About The Center for Contemporary Political Art

The Center for Contemporary Political Art is the only art space in the Nation’s Capital dedicated exclusively to presenting art addressing current political issues in real time. CCPArt’s first exhibition was a juried open call show, Defining the Art of Change in the Age of Trump. It launched in September 2018, in time for that year’s mid-term elections.

In an essay written for CCPArt’s first catalog, Dorothea Dietrich, a professor of art history at Princeton before becoming chair of the department of art history and design at Pratt, compared the Defining exhibit to the First International Dada Fair in 1920 in Berlin. CCPArt can think of no higher compliment or, unfortunately, a more apt comparison.

For more information, contact goodtrouble@politicsartus.org.

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