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$3,500 Artist Grants (The Hopper Prize) – Call For Artists

$3,500 Artist Grants (The Hopper Prize) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Hopper Prize announces a call for artists for their Spring 2021 $3500 artist grants, offering 2 grants in the amount of $3,500 and 4 grants in the amount of $1,000. Grants will be awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. The aim is to advance artists’ careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 18 May 2021

Hopper Prize made their grant application simple to reduce the stress of submitting your work and save you time. The application is short and can be completed in under 20 minutes.

The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. Entries welcome in all media. Hopper Prize is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.

Jurors will be selecting 6 artists who will each receive an unrestricted cash grant. The jurors will select a shortlist of 30 artists who will have their work archived on Hopper Prize’s website. Jurors for the current awards are Selby Nimrod, Assistant Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center and María Elena Ortiz, Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami.

The Hopper Prize $3,500 Artist Grants Benefits

When submitting your work, you will have the option to opt-in to be considered for possible Instagram features on Hopper Prize’s Instagram feed, with a current reach of over 55k. Editors will be featuring select submissions on a rolling basis prior to the application deadline.

In addition to grant awards, the shortlist, and Instagram reach, Hopper Prize will be providing an additional platform for exposure via an online Journal, Insights Into Contemporary Art. Hopper Prize launched this digital publication to give artists a new channel to amplify their voice while providing an in-depth look at their work, practice, and background. Grant recipients and shortlisted artists will all receive the opportunity to publish an interview to include any work of their choosing as a means of providing continued support beyond the open call.

Total Awards: $11,000.00 USD for visual artists

  • $3,500.00 – 2 artists will each receive a $3,500 (USD) grant
  • $1,000.00 – 4 artists will each receive a $1,000 (USD) grant
  • 30 artists will have their work archived at the Hopper website
  • A selection from the submissions will be featured on Hopper Prize’s Instagram feed
  • Additional exposure will be available to winners through Hopper Prize’s Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art

About Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize was established to increase recognition of the work of visual artists. They seek to advance the careers of visual artists by providing unrestricted financial support in the form of individual artist grants. In a time when many sources of direct funding for individual artists have been reduced or eliminated, The Hopper Prize offers artists direct, unrestricted financial assistance. The organization awards 12 grants annually. Winning artists are selected through an open call for proposals. The Hopper Prize is a merit based grant. Winners are chosen based on the quality of their work. Awardees are selected by guest jurors holding prominent curatorial positions at major institutions.

For more information, contact info@hopperprize.org.

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Open Theme / All Media Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Open Theme / All Media Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for an Open Theme / All Media exhibition. Artists are encouraged to submit their best representational and non-representational art. Acceptable mediums include acrylic, airbrush, charcoal, collage, color pencil, computer art, digital art, digital photography, drawings, encaustic, fiber arts, garments, glass art, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, pastel, pen and ink, photo assemblage, printmaking, sculpture, traditional photography, video, and watercolor.

​Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 12 Sept 2021

All artists who submit to Open Theme / All Media will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on the gallery’s website. A select number of artists possibly will be selected to send their work to the gallery for the in-person exhibition at the brick and mortar Las Laguna Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

About Las Laguna Art 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 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 there is live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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PleinAir Salon $33,000 April Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon $33,000 April Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Streamline Publishing with PleinAir Magazine announce a call for artists for The PleinAir Salon $33,000 April Art Competition, a monthly online competition consisting of 18 categories.

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Deadline: 30 Apr 2021

This is a completely online competition. There is no mailing your artwork for an exhibition. You are able to submit paintings whether they have won another competition or not.

PleinAir awards $33,000 each year for this competition.

  • The Annual Grand Prize winner receives a check for $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble.
  • PleinAir awards an additional $6,500 to the annual winners and $1,100 monthly to the top three winners of each competition. Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media.
  • Each of the 21 monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention and Expo.

About PleinAir

The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 11 years. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 11 monthly cycles, leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition. It is PleinAir’s belief that cash prizes provide further inspiration and an avenue for artists to thrive and create new work by helping alleviate financial pressure.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com.

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Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival (Lansdowne, PA) – Call For Artists

Lansdowne Arts On The Avenue Festival (Lansdowne, PA) – Call For Artists

The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation announces a call for artists for the Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival, to be held Sunday, October 3rd from 12-6pm. This popular outdoor event is an all-day festival of fine art, artisan craftsmanship, music, local food trucks, and children’s entertainment. The show is juried. Artists will be selected on quality of work and diversity of the show. This is a rain or shine event, no rain date.

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Deadline: 2 May 2022

$25 fee at the time of application, plus $75 vendor fee due upon acceptance.

The Lansdowne Arts Festival has been an annual local favorite, celebrating arts and music in Lansdowne since 2003. In 2016, the popular event expanded. Moving outside, the new Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Festival features live music, artists, performances, demonstrations, activities for the kids, food trucks, and a beer garden. In 2019, the festival began taking place during Delco Arts week, in partnership with The Delaware County Arts Consortium. A collaboration of cultural groups working to advance the economic vitality of the nonprofit arts and culture community and promote the value of cultural resources to the local community.

About Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a non-profit corporation whose goal is to generate economic activity and encourage investment in Lansdowne. We do this through a variety of events and services for current and potential businesses, as well as residents and visitors. The LEDC envisions Lansdowne as a regional destination with an historic, walkable downtown, a thriving mix of businesses, and a vibrant arts and culture community. Our mission is to support, encourage, and promote sustainable economic growth in the Borough of Lansdowne through focused community and economic development activities.

For more information, contact artists@lansdowneartsfestival.com.

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In Bloom Exhibition (West De Pere, WI) – Call For Artists

In Bloom Exhibition (West De Pere, WI) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Artless Bastard Gallery announces a call for artists for the In Bloom exhibition. Spring is here and the flowers and trees are starting to bloom. Artless Bastard loves this time of year when the color starts to return and the flowers start to poke out from the ground. For this group, juried exhibition, Artless Bastard is seeking original artwork where the main theme is flowers, floral, and / or botanicals.

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Deadline: 16 May 2021

The gallery is located in historic downtown De Pere, Wisconsin. It is a place for all levels of artists to showcase and have a chance to sell their artwork. The gallery hosts tall ceilings, exposed brick walls and a small gift shop area. They have an opening reception for each new group show, showcase the artwork live on Facebook, and post it to their Instagram.

About Artless Bastard Gallery

Artless Bastard gallery is about supporting all levels of artists. They believe everyone should have a chance to sell their work in a gallery and have it featured in a professional atmosphere. It’s a great opportunity to reach a different audience and gain new followers. The gallery connects artists to the community and support you and your artwork. They want you to succeed! The gallery’s podcast helps artists learn about and grow their business.

For more information, contact hello@artlessbastard.com.

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CENTER’s 2021 Awards (Santa Fe, NM) – Call For Artists

CENTER’s 2021 Awards (Santa Fe, NM) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] CENTER announces a call for artists for their 2021 Awards, accepting submissions from national and international photographers and lens-based artists. Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted. Work derived from all photographic processes is accepted, as well as mixed media that is photo-based. Only the Multimedia Award accepts video, multimedia files and/or still images for submission.

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Deadline: 20 Apr 2021

2021 awards include all of the following:

$5K Project Development Grant: The Project Development Grant provides financial support to fine art or documentary works-in-progress.

  • Submit: 6-10 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Juror: Arpad Kovacs – Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Package: $5,000 grant, professional development workshop admission, Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

$5K Me&EVE Grant: The Me&EVE Grant awards a female-identified, non-binary, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming photographer who is 40 years of age and over.

  • Submit: 15-20 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Juror: Annick Shen – Adobe Stock’s Head of Editorial
  • Package: $5,000 grant, professional development workshop admission, Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

$2.5K Project Launch Grant: New in 2021: Spotlight New Mexico – The Project Launch Grant supports a documentary or fine art series from New Mexico-based individuals. Submitters must be a New Mexico resident for at least 2 years or more, includes photographers taking a temporary residence leave.

  • Submit: 5-10 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Juror: Marisa Sage – Director and Curator, University Art Museum, New Mexico State University
  • Package: $2,500 grant, professional development workshop admission, Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

The CENTER Awards – Personal / Social / Environmental: New in 2021: The CENTER Awards recognize outstanding images in three categories: Personal, Social, and Environmental. Images may be singular or part of a series. All submissions will become part of the CENTER archive serving as an ongoing resource of mission-driven fine art and documentary imagery.

Personal: Recognizes work engaging in the exploration, expression, and/or advocacy of oneself drawing awareness to the power of self-representation or underrepresented experiences.  Projects related to identity, self-improvement, mental health, individualism, accessibility, disability, or other topics exploring self-empowerment are encouraged to apply.

Social: Recognizes work engaged in amplifying social issues. This category highlights projects in which the artist has a vested interest in, is a member of, or is an advocate for a specific social cause and/or community.

Environmental – Recognizes work focusing on the state of the ecological environment. Topics may include but are not limited to, conservation, biodiversity, ecology, climate change, or other issues concerning the natural world. All projects exploring ecological relationships, topics, or themes are eligible.

  • Submit: 1-6 images* and a 325-word project statement | *Additional files are $5 each
  • Jurors: Merry Scully – Head of Curatorial Affairs, Curator of Contemporary Art, New Mexico Museum of Art / Melissa Dale – Interim Director of Photography, The Nature Conservancy
  • Package: Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Award: The Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling Award recognizes outstanding storytellers using lens-based media to create narrative-driven projects, open, but not limited to, photography, video, new media, installation, and web-based works.

  • Submit: 1-6 images* and a 325-word project statement *| Additional files are $5 each
  • Juror: Cosima Amelang – Producer and Editor, Mobile Storytelling, National Geographic
  • Package: Review Santa Fe: tuition and presentation, Lenscratch publication, and online exhibition at CENTER’s website

Review Santa Fe – Portfolio Reviews: CENTER’s premier juried Portfolio Review event is a conference for photographers who are seeking audience expansion, critical discussion, and community connection. Online juried portfolio review dates: October 12 – 17, 2021. Scholarships and mentorship available.

  • Submit: 15-20 images and a 325-word project statement
  • Package: Includes 9 portfolio reviews, inclusion in the Review Santa Fe 100 online index and photographer and scholarship presentations. Reviewers selected in October 2021.

It was one of THE BEST photo experiences I have ever had; great photographers, great reviewers, great organization. KEITH JENKINS – Director of Digital Content, NPR; formerly at National Geographic // Review Santa Fe Reviewer

I left Review Santa Fe feeling like my community had expanded exponentially, I returned home on a “high” that I still have not come down from. RICHARD TUSCHMAN – Forest Hills, NY // Review Santa Fe Alum

Review Santa Fe is a GAME-CHANGER! CRISTINA de MIDDEL – London, UK // Review Santa Fe Alum

About CENTER

CENTER, founded in 1994, is a not-for-organization that directly supports socially and environmentally engaged lens-based projects through education, public platforms, funding, and partnerships.

Through the advancement of artists and their work, CENTER serves to deepen public understandings of lens-based media’s complex history and ongoing cultural significance. Image-making holds a unique power to confront audiences with uncomfortable truths, advance cultural understandings, and promote social justice. By establishing trans-disciplinary partnerships between artists and justice driven communities, historians, cultural critics, students, and the art world, we honor our unique role in advancing projects that respect all people, open minds, and engage our shared humanity.

Strategic Aims

  • Produce high-quality Awards, Grants, programs, and exhibition opportunities
  • Increase the number of audiences, connections, members, and participants interested in photography
  • Work in partnerships to better serve constituencies
  • Identify and implement CENTER’s models of best practice
  • Ensure the sustainability and longevity of the organization

For more information, contact programs@visitcenter.org.

Image credit Images from the series “No Memory is Ever Alone” © Catherine Panebianco

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Meredith Pier Public Art Project (Bodega Bay, CA) – Call For Artists

Meredith Pier Public Art Project (Bodega Bay, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Creative Sonoma announces a call for artists for the Meredith Pier Public Art Project in Bodega Bay, CA. This opportunity is for a public art installation located at the site of the former Meredith Pier. The Meredith Fish Company pier and cannery building was originally built nearly 80 years ago, which was abandoned and then fell into disrepair. The site was formally condemned in 2004 as physically and environmentally unsafe posing dangers to residents, visitors, the water surrounding it, and its ecosystems. The pier is currently being demolished, leaving behind a cement “footprint” on which this public art project will be sited.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 12 Apr 2021

Bodega Bay is the ancestral land of the Coast Miwok Native Americans. The community has a rich and diverse history of cultures, industries, and economies. Potential themes for the artwork include, but are not limited to:

  • Acknowledgement of the area’s history and the heritage that carries forward
  • Homage to the lives of the people who have and currently populate the area, as well as those who have lost their lives at sea as an opportunity for reflection and contemplation by their friends and families
  • Celebration of the ecology and conservation of the Bodega Bay waterway

A Sonoma County artist will have the opportunity to install art on a site that holds a lot of history, and something for the future. Projects will be funded up to $10,000. This should be inclusive of artist fees as well as all expenses related to design development including engineering, fabrication, transportation, installation of the artwork, insurance, and other project related expenses.

About Creative Sonoma

Creative Sonoma provides programs and services to help their creative community do what they do better. They believe that creativity lives in us all – it just takes a little care and feeding. They believe that the people who have spent a career exercising their creative muscles make the community more vibrant, interesting, provocative, and satisfying. In this case, they believe that more is more.

Creative Sonoma defines the creative community as individuals, organizations, and businesses whose work is creative at its core. That means artists, craftspeople, nonprofits, and business enterprises working across all creative disciplines and genres. They consider writers, actors, dancers, musicians, filmmakers, technologists, design firms, galleries, recording studios, metal workers, instrument manufacturers, and many more to be a part of the creative community.

For more information, contact creativesonoma@sonoma-county.org.

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Art Over Time Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

Art Over Time Exhibition (Brooklyn, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Art Over Time, a national juried exhibition to be held July 3 to August 15, 2021. This exhibition is designed for artists over the age of 65. All media, forms/sizes (2/D, 3/D, photography, film/video when part of another medium, performance, and fiber art) including large scale works will be accommodated.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 29 Apr 2021

Entry Fee: $35/per set of 3 images ($5 each additional image)

This second juried show of BWAC’s exhibition season, Art Over Time, seeks to highlight and honor the excellent works of artists who have, with grit and fortitude, pursued a call and commitment to artistic practice. Now is a good time to look at art through a lens that values extended practice and continual renewal, allowing ideas to ferment and grow as in fine wine.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 3, 2021 from 1-6 P.M.

Gallery Exhibition Dates: Saturday, July 3, 2021 – Sunday, August 15, 2021, weekends 1-6 P.M.

Juror: Charlotta Kotik, independent curator, former Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Art Over Time Prizes

  • Best of Show Gold: One year Membership with BWAC, inclusion in BWAC’s Fall Show, links to your website and social media on a special profile directory on BWAC’s website and inclusion into Artsy
  • Best of Show Silver: Fall Show participation and links to your website and social media on a special profile directory on BWAC’s website or inclusion into Artsy
  • Certificate of Recognition: Links to your website and social media on a special profile directory on BWAC’s website and promotion of this year’s submission

Art Over Time will be shown on the BWAC virtual gallery exhibition space on Artsy.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 8,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.

For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact bwacjuriedshows@gmail.com.

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Mix It Up! Exhibition (West De Pere, WI) – Call For Artists

Mix It Up! Exhibition (West De Pere, WI) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Artless Bastard Gallery announces a call for artists for the Mix It Up exhibition to be held in April 2021. This group juried show is for mixed media artwork. Your artwork must easily showcase different mediums. 2D and 3D work is accepted. Work should have a minimum of two or more totally different mediums. Theme is up to the artist.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 10 Apr 2021

Have your work hung in a professional gallery in West De Pere, WI. The shows will stay up for four to five weeks. Best in Show is voted on by the public and wins a $100 prize. All artwork is for sale in the gallery. Set your own pricing.

About Artless Bastard Gallery

Artless Bastard gallery is about supporting all levels of artists. They believe everyone should have a chance to sell their work in a gallery and have it featured in a professional atmosphere. It’s a great opportunity to reach a different audience and gain new followers. The gallery connects artists to the community and support you and your artwork. They want you to succeed! The gallery’s podcast helps artists learn about and grow their business.

For more information, contact hello@artlessbastard.com.

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Paperworks 2021 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Paperworks 2021 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] bj spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Paperworks 2021, an international fine art competition for artists using paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or the subject of a video. Accepted Media: works made on, of, or about paper; cut paper; folded paper; woven paper; glued paper; drawings; paintings; pastels; printmaking; photographs; paper sculpture; 3D; bound books; collage; mixed media; video; original digital art; and installation.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 16 May 2021

Entry fee: $35.00 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos, any or all of which could be selected for the online exhibition

This exhibition is an opportunity for artists working in, on, or about paper. Every time bj spoke gallery runs this show, the members at their co-op gallery are amazed and impressed by the unusual and creative uses to which paper can be put. Drawing, painting, and photography, yes, but also paper sculpture, installations, and even videos about paper are possible entries. There is no size limitation on the works, nor is there any shipping fee.

Juror: Sewon Kang is Archivist at The Easton Foundation, Louise Bourgeois’ home/studio, New York, NY. She previously worked in the Drawings and Prints department at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

Paperworks 2021 Artist Benefits

There are small cash awards for first, second, and third place. Because Paperworks 2021 is online, the potential exists for viewers to see the art from wherever in the world the internet is available.  Winners will have up to six pieces included in a one-month, online exhibition on bj spoke galley’s website in August 2021. Work will be promoted on the gallery’s social media accounts. There will be a Zoom reception for the event which will accomodate large numbers of registrants.

About bj spoke gallery

bj spoke gallery is a cooperative gallery which has a steadfast membership of artists working in a broad range of media and styles. They are a not-for-profit with a mission of community outreach and education. Ordinarily (in pre-covid times), shows are undertaken with the dual purposes of staying alive financially and bringing the excellent work of national artists into the community. The times being uncertain, the gallery has turned to the online show and zoom reception as ways to continue traditions. While they are saddened not to see the work in person, they realize that the online venue permits work of larger sizes than would fit in their physical gallery. The artists can submit without considering shipping fees or customs requirements.

For more information, contact liz.ehrlichman@bjspokegallery.org.

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