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Art Ability Exhibition And Sale (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Art Ability Exhibition And Sale (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Main Line Health announces a call for artists for the annual, international juried Art Ability exhibition and sale, a twelve-week event featuring art and fine crafts by artists with physical, cognitive, hearing and visual impairments. It is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of its kind in the nation.

Art Ability at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is a year-round program which serves as a showcase and marketplace for talented artists. The program educates the community about the remarkable abilities of people with disabilities and inspires artists to reach beyond their limitations and explore their own creativity.

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Deadline: 6 Jul 2020

The exhibit will be on display from November 2020 through January 2021 in the corridors of the hospital and open to the public based on current visitor policies. In light of the current pandemic, Main Line Health has decided to pivot the annual Preview Reception and Dinner & Auction events to a virtual format. As Main Line Health celebrates Art Ability’s 25th year, they invite you to join them for the livestream virtual Kick-Off Party on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Proceeds of the Art Ability opening receptions help support Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital patient and community programs.

Participating artists express their creativity through painting, photography, sculpture, fiber arts, stained glass, jewelry and fine crafts. Through these creative modes of expression, artists are able to convey their talent, receive recognition for their work, and often further progress in recovering from a life-altering illness or injury.

Distinguished members of the Greater Philadelphia arts community award prizes in each media category. Each accepted work is eligible for prizes of up to $1,000 per piece. More than $7,000 in prizes will be awarded. Artists earn 80 percent of their sales of exhibited work.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health® is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Their commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects their intent to keep their community and themselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout Main Line Health’s continuum of care.

For more information, contact artability@mlhs.org.

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Luminosity: The Impact Of Light (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Luminosity: The Impact Of Light (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Luminosity: The Impact of Light. Light and its quality is the basic element of photography. There is an iconic photograph of Grand Central Station with streams of sunlight filling the airspace as it reflects off dust particles in the air. In photography, the same subject, nothing more than a snapshot at one time of day, becomes an impactful image of another. Sunsets are beautiful and midday sun is harsh. A strategically placed light can create amazing portraits. Late afternoon is a world of shadow and light warms everything it touches.

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Deadline: 23 Jun 2020

For this call NYC4PA is looking for images where the presence, absence, and/or the location of light made the difference. Glare, flare, shadow, and fill light all work as do lampshades aglow from an inside bulb, night lights in a city, and streaming rays of sunlight on a floor or as seen passing through a dusty atmosphere.

The total prizes for Luminosity 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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Keller Art Walk Plein Air Artists (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

Keller Art Walk Plein Air Artists (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking six artists to paint or sculpt during the Keller Art Walk event. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Artists will be expected to work in their booth space, viewable to the public, for the duration of the event, excluding reasonable breaks for lunch. Artwork created during the event must be appropriate for public viewing and support the family friendly atmosphere of the City of Keller, Texas. In addition to plein air artists, the event will feature a kid zone, live music, and vendors. Artists not selected as plein air artists by the Board may participate in the event with a regular paid vendor spot.

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Deadline: 21 Jun 2020

The Keller Public Arts Board will host the fourth annual Keller Art Walk on November 14, 2020 in the city’s recently updated Old Town area. The Board is offering free booth space and a $150 stipend to six artists selected as the event’s plein air artists. The Keller Art Walk is an arts and music festival designed to give local artists an affordable opportunity to showcase their work while attracting people to experience Keller’s burgeoning arts and entertainment district.

Although the Keller Art Walk is open to vendors of all types, all vendor recruitment is directed at artists and the Board sincerely hopes the event can be of benefit to the participating artists. The Keller Art Walk is held in the Old Town Keller West area, located on the west side of U. S. Highway 377 near the city’s border with Fort Worth. The Keller Public Arts Board has sole discretion on booth location for each artist.

Keller Art Walk Plein Air Artists Honorarium

Each selected artist will receive a $150 honorarium on the day of the event. Selected artists will receive booth space, inclusive of a 10 x 10 canopy (optional), at no charge for displaying and selling additional work. Artists’ names and website/social media contacts will be posted on the event website, Facebook page, and on-site signage. Booth space includes set up and tear down.

About Keller Public Arts Board

The Board is committed to making Keller a community that embraces and benefits from the arts.  The Old Town Keller area originally developed along the railroad tracks, which served as the impetus for the founding of Keller. Once the site of a bustling train depot, city leaders now aim to establish Old Town as a destination for pedestrian-oriented businesses offering a variety of shopping, dining, and other services.

For more information, contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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WMATA Public Artwork (Alexandria, VA) – Call For Artists

WMATA Public Artwork (Alexandria, VA) – Call For Artists

Gensler, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners (JLREP) are soliciting qualifications from accomplished artists or artist teams to create a site-specific WMATA public artwork for the new WMATA Regional Headquarters Facility at 2395 Mill Road, Alexandria VA. The building entry facade and lobby spaces have been identified as possible locations for the artwork in order to create the best experience for WMATA employees, visitors, and members of the public.

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(Use the arrows on the side of the screen to navigate the application information.)

Deadline: 12 Jun 2020

The WMATA Eisenhower Avenue building is a 14-story headquarters facility that will consolidate several departments including the authority’s Technology and Engineering groups. It will foster a culture that is safety-focused, customer-centric, and technology-enabled as well as create a rich, immersive employee experience. The building will feel welcoming, open, and accessible. The building’s entry lobby is a light-filled, double-height space wrapping the southwest corner of the building.

Parameters and Goals

The Authority has a history of and expectation for design excellence and, through its Art in Transit Program, has been working to obtain unique, memorable, and engaging site-specific, public artworks. The artists/artist teams shall develop aesthetically attractive public artworks that capture the Authority’s mission and reflect the artistic, cultural and/or historical interests of the surrounding communities. Consideration shall be given to creative uses of materials, massing, scale, form, texture, and detailing. Artworks shall be visually attractive, innovative, and durable. The selected site-specific artworks should impart a sense of pride within the local community and provide a stimulating and attractive environment for the people who will experience the artworks daily.

The artwork selection will follow a two-phase process referred to as Phase 1 and Phase 2. The artist selection panel seeks a pool of applicants with a successful history of public art and collaboration with public agencies and/or design build projects.

Phase 1

Requires artists/artist teams to prepare and submit qualifications as appropriate for the scope of work and qualifications submittal requirements as set forth in this solicitation. An artist selection panel led by WMATA and JLREP, and comprising art and design professionals, will select at least three artists/artist teams as determined by this RFQ’s evaluation criteria.
The selected artists/artist teams will each receive a $1,500 design fee to prepare and submit a site-specific artwork proposal that will comply with the prescribed concepts. These artists/artist teams will then proceed to Phase 2 of the selection process.

Phase 2

WMATA and JLREP will invite the selected artists/artist teams whose qualifications are deemed acceptable to receive detailed contract information for the purpose of submitting site-specific, Phase 2 artwork proposals. WMATA and JLREP expects the proposals to include all premiums required to complete the project on or ahead of the schedule listed in the present RFQ.
As part of the proposal, the artists/artist teams are expected to provide a site-specific design and the estimated costs for fabrication, installation, engineering/architectural coordination, technical, clerical, and other services necessary as well as schedules required for the fabrication and installation of the artwork. The artist/artists team’s experience and professional record should provide convincing evidence of their ability to successfully complete the project as proposed.

The artist selection panel will rank each site-specific artwork based on the evaluation criteria listed in this RFQ and make a recommendation to the WMATA General Manager for approval. JLREP will then enter into negotiations with the top-ranked artists/artist team to finalize the contract award process. If JLREP is unable to reach agreement with the top ranked artists/artist team, they will end negotiations and begin negotiations with the next ranked artists/artist team.

WMATA Public Artwork Budget

The maximum budget for the site-specific art project is not to exceed $250,000 all-inclusive of design (artist fee included), construction, and installation as well as other miscellaneous costs. The budget for artwork as outlined in this call for artists is subject to the availability of funds.

About Gensler

Gensler is one community. Their community is focused on improving the human experience, guided by a vision that’s committed to making a better world and realized through the positive changes they make in people’s lives. When they move forward together, the impact is real. Their incredible global team of 6,000+ people is shaping the future of cities every day. It starts with a vision: to Create a Better World Through the Power of Design. This vision comes to life across expertise in 24 practice areas, client relationships, a network of global and local leaders, and diversity of talent.

About Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) was created by an interstate compact in 1967 to plan, develop, build, finance, and operate a balanced regional transportation system in the national capital area. Metro began building its rail system in 1969, acquired four regional bus systems in 1973, and began operating the first phase of Metrorail in 1976. Today, Metrorail serves 91 stations and has 117 miles of track. Metrobus serves the nation’s capital 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 1,500 buses. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of approximately 4 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction. Metro began its paratransit service, MetroAccess, in 1994; it provides about 2.3 million trips per year.

For more information, contact Barton_Bland@gensler.com.

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Create In Place: Artwork Created During COVID-19 (Batavia, IL) – Call For Artists

Create In Place: Artwork Created During COVID-19 (Batavia, IL) – Call For Artists

Water Street Studios announces a call for artists for Create In Place: Artwork Created During COVID-19. This juried exhibition will be displayed in coordination with Water Street Studios’ 11th Anniversary Show scheduled for September 2020. Welcoming 2D and 3D work.

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Deadline: 1 Jul 2020

$25 submission fee or become a member to enter for free.

Create In Place cash prizes for People’s Choice and Best of Show awards.

About Water Street Studios

Water Street Studios is a nonprofit art center located in Batavia, IL. The gallery at Water Street Studios is curated by Steve Sherrell and a committee of volunteers. Awarded “Best Gallery” in 2019 by West Suburban Living Magazine and Kane County Chronicle. The gallery features over 100 artists every year by offering monthly exhibitions in award-winning galleries. It welcomes over 10,000 people every year through art programming opportunities including monthly gallery exhibition (24 per year), art classes and workshops, subsidized artist studios, and public and private events in our historic venue.

The current site of Water Street Studios was built in 1886 as a midwest expansion of the US Wind Engine and Pump Company. The factory manufactured the famous first Self-Governing Windmill invented by Daniel Halladay. Renovations of this historic building began in 2007 and opened as Water Street Studios in 2009.

Water Street Studios invites you to get closer to your own humanity each time you walk through the doors. The gallery manufactures art experiences for you to connect to something bigger than yourself. The organization makes it possible for artists to continue to create; students to embrace new ways of learning; visitors to be transported; instructors to make a living; and the community to thrive. Every dollar invested in Water Street Studios is a dollar invested in building a more diverse, vibrant, and connected community.

Special thank you to The Dempsey Family and Chicago Capital LLC for their support for gallery programs.

For more information, contact createinplace@waterstreetstudios.org.

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Heaven And Hell National Exhibition (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

Heaven And Hell National Exhibition (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

J + K Isacson announce a call for artists for Heaven and Hell, a national fine arts exhibition in Woodstock, IL, northwest of Chicago. The exhibit will be in the Old Courthouse Arts Center, a 5,000 sq ft gallery located on Woodstock’s historic square. Heaven and Hell is a juried exhibition that explores the concepts of good versus evil and the idea of a link between our experiences during life and after death.

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Deadline: 31 May 2020

Jury fee is $30 for up to 5 images.

Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores:

  • heaven or hell
  • either good or evil
  • good versus evil
  • heaven or hell as a metaphor
  • your hopes, fears, beliefs, and feelings relating to either

All mediums will be accepted for consideration. Installation, 2D and 3D submissions welcomed. No hanging fee.

Exhibition date: August 2020.

Artist awards valued at $1,500 USD. Additional virtual exhibition online. Accepted artists will be eligible for video interview promotional feature for exhibition. Awards​ will be presented opening night. Awards will be given for 1st Place & Honorable Mention and an additional 2 Blue and 1 Gold artist management prizes sponsored by Biafarin Artist Management designed to further empower winning artists to sell their artwork. Combined value of prizes is valued at $1,500 in US dollars.

Exhibition videos: In addition to promotional videos created for the exhibition, for this show, accepted artists will be encouraged to submit video of themselves talking about themselves, their process, and artwork for an online video version of the exhibition.

Testimonials

“Wonderful show…Kathleen Isacson and Joe Isacson did a BRILLIANT job curating and pulling this show together. Highly recommend…” – YB, artist

“The members of FAM would like to send out a huge thank you to Joe and Kathleen Isacson for sending the exhibition If You Only Knew to the Freeport Art Museum. Without their hardwork, creativity, and dedication, this exhibition would not be possible. As their brainchild, If You Only Knew reflects their outstanding talent and professional acuity in the realm of curating and exhibitions. By organizing the work of exceptional artists, Joe and Kathleen have allowed for unique stories to be heard and wonderful pieces to be shared with the larger community. Your work does not go unrecognized!”
– Public announcement from staff, Freeport Art Museum

“I have been in two shows and they both were fabulous! I am already getting repeat business! Kathleen and Joe Isacson are just a fantastic couple…very supportive and well organized.” – DL, ceramacist

About J + K Isacson

J + K Isacson have curated and produced over 100 fine art exhibitions and events for over a decade. Their partnerships include a variety of galleries, museums, and art centers. As fine artists themselves, they relate to what artists find important and, as curators, have a focus on providing a platform to genres of artwork that are under represented.

For more information, contact info@isacson-arts.com.

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All Landscapes (International Online Competition) – Call For Artists

All Landscapes (International Online Competition) – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces a call for artists for All Landscapes. 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 May 20th, 2020 to June 17th, 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.

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Deadline: 17 May 2020

All Landscapes 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 May 4th, 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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Giertz Gallery Exhibition Proposals (Champaign, IL) – Call For Artists

Giertz Gallery Exhibition Proposals (Champaign, IL) – Call For Artists

Giertz Gallery at Parkland College announces a call for artists for exhibition proposals in all genres of contemporary art making by solo artists, collaborative groups, or curators. Exhibits are scheduled for approximately six weeks.

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Deadline: 15 May 2020

Submit 20 images; an identifying list of titles, sizes, dates, and media; a resume; and an artist statement related to this body of work. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis for future review. However, application materials must be received by May 15, 2020, to be included in the next review cycle.

The artist is responsible for expenses and insurance while the artwork is being transported to the gallery. Giertz Gallery provides return shipping or an honorarium to defray return travel expenses.

Artist Benefits

Honorariums are provided for solo and two person exhibitions as well as for participating in visiting artist activities including lectures, gallery talks, and/or workshops. Every exhibition features an announcement card and poster and social media promotion including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The gallery provides email blasts for all exhibitions. For many large group exhibitions, they feature a catalog with essay by guest curator.

About Giertz Gallery

Located in Champaign, Illinois, Giertz Gallery is a professionally designed gallery devoted primarily to education through contemporary art. Giertz Gallery hosts seven exhibitions per year including two student exhibitions, one Art and Design Faculty Show, and a National Invitational. Other shows vary depending on applications and the vision of the Art Gallery Advisory Board.

Giertz Gallery is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to exhibitions, arts and education programs, and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability. They are a section 504/ADA-compliant institution and are free and open to the public.

Open to the public and free of charge, the Donna Hyland Giertz Gallery is a teaching gallery, striving to serve the educational and cultural needs of a diverse community. Each year through its exhibitions and programming, the gallery seeks to promote the development of artists’ talent and aesthetic awareness while at the same time expanding the audience’s appreciation of various art forms. The gallery presents exhibitions by contemporary artists of regional and national status whom are selected to illustrate a wide range of traditional and innovative work of all media.

Giertz Gallery History

In 1981, Parkland’s Art Gallery officially opened its doors through the foresight, interest, and enthusiasm of the college faculty, administration, students, and the community. It was known as Parkland Art Gallery. In 2014, the gallery was named The Donna Hyland Giertz Gallery in recognition of college trustee and former faculty member Donna Giertz after she and her husband, Fred Giertz, provided a generous gift to support Parkland’s Art Gallery. In recognition of this gift and Giertz’s 20+ years of service to Parkland, the college named the existing gallery The Donna Hyland Giertz Gallery also known as The Giertz Gallery at Parkland College.

Centrally located in the main building on the north side of the beautifully landscaped campus, the Donna Hyland Giertz Gallery overlooks an outdoor fountain on the exterior and faces a main thoroughfare of foot traffic. It can be viewed through floor to ceiling windows on the interior with easy access from inside the building. Parkland College was established in 1967. The permanent campus, built in 1973, was designed by the award-winning California-based architect Ernest Kump, It was featured in an exhibit at the New York Museum of Modern Art to highlight outstanding architectural designs.

Born of the concept that the campus was an educational village, it was designed to welcome the community and provide a relaxed feeling and easily accessible resources. The Giertz Gallery features a professionally designed space but maintains the feeling of the original architectural intent. Situated in the main part of campus, it remains central to student life. It is readily available to the community.

Giertz Gallery Programming

Open year round, the Gallery has an extensive exhibition calendar that includes seven exhibitions per year and includes solo and group exhibitions. The Gallery hosts the State of the Art: National Biennial Ceramics Invitational on alternating years. It engages a guest curator so that the exhibitions continue to reflect current viewpoints from many different perspectives. An exhibition catalog accompanies the biennial exhibit that includes background information on the participating artists and a scholarly essay by the guest curator.

To complement and support the educational mission of the Fine Arts Program, an annual Art and Design Faculty Exhibition takes place to highlight the talent of the Faculty at Parkland College in Art and Visual Communication Design. Two juried exhibitions of work by Parkland College students in the Art and Design program and the Visual Communication Design Program are part of the yearly schedule. They provide practical professional experience to students and allow the community to see the talents and efforts of these emerging artists.

Artist receptions, gallery talks, For Art’s Sake,  and videotaped interviews with artists aired on Parkland College Television Station are presented to interpret many exhibitions including the  High School Art Seminar, Gallery Tours, and High Noon with the Artist lecture series. Programs are offered to school groups between kindergarten and twelfth grade, college classes, teachers, and community members. Class tours encourage students to develop critical thinking and communication skills while expanding their understanding of art in the gallery.

In the studio, students learn to prepare their work and understand the professional requirements of exhibiting their work in a professional space. The unique location on the Parkland College Campus allows students the opportunity to visualize college life and imagine a possible career in the arts beyond school. The gallery completes the circle by teaching college students to become educators in the arts. By introducing significant visual arts close to home in the Parkland Community, these programs can lay the foundation for a lifelong interest in the arts.

For more information, contact giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

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From A Seed: A World Of Botanicals (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

From A Seed: A World Of Botanicals (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for From A Seed: A World Of Botanicals. Growing up in NYC, photographers Maddi Ring and Patricia Gilman had the opportunity to experience the wonderful world of botanicals at the New York and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. They had the opportunity to develop an early appreciation for the variety of life that starts with a seed, much of it in spectacular greenery and flowers bursting with color.

Though seeds can be tiny and come in an envelope at the nursery, large and found in the center of a fruit, or black and found in a watermelon; they all hold the promise to become glorious botanicals.

With spring approaching in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern, capture your unique view of favorite flowers, trees in bloom, variegated leaf patterns, and vines in gardens, at the beach, on your window sill, or in the rain forest.

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Deadline: 13 May 2020

The total prizes for From A Seed is $4000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 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 45 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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The Book As Art v. 8.0: Infinity (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Book As Art v. 8.0: Infinity (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) announces a call for artists for the eighth edition of the juried exhibition of artists’ books, The Book as Art, August 28 – October 17, 2020. This edition will be installed once again at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library. The show’s dates encompass the AJC-Decatur Book Festival, which takes place each Labor Day weekend throughout the City of Decatur. The DAA will sponsor a festive opening on Friday, August 28, 2020.

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Deadline: 29 May 2020

Held in the hand, a book can be a source of stability in unsettled times. Tactile and olfactory, the black and white pages conjure emotions and images that endure longer than flickering light on small screens. From tablet to folio, papyrus to scroll, song to psalm—all are created as a concept that becomes thought, word, book, or sculpture. These objects, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive. The objects in this exhibition will interpret the concept of the book. They will invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and are transfigurative. They are expressive, expansive, and iconic and have become form and are infinite.

The Book As Art Artist Benefits

The Book as Art v. 8.0: Infinity’s location at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library is just off the Decatur Square, ideally accessible to the more than 85,000 attendees at the Festival and to visitors throughout the run of the show. Several events are planned throughout the run of the show. The DAA will sponsor an opening and juror’s talk on August 28. The library is planning programming including a White Glove Night connected to the closing party on October 16. Viewers can enjoy close-up examination of the artwork and hear selected artists discuss their work. DAA encourages exhibiting artists to attend these functions when possible.

Awards

  • First Place Award – $1000.00
  • Second Place Award – $700.00
  • Third Place Award – $500.00
  • Merit Award – $100.00
  • Purchase awards are being solicited

An online catalogue is anticipated

About Decatur Arts Alliance

Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the City of Decatur. Founded in 1989, the Alliance sponsors the annual Decatur Arts Festival. It is a founding sponsor of the AJC Decatur Book Festival and, in 2020, continues the success of The Book as Art that began as an event of the book festival.

The DAA provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within the city. It helps make Decatur home to a strong arts community. The Decatur Arts Alliance is supported by membership along with proceeds from the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact anna@decaturartsalliance.org.

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