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Art And Democracy VI (Long Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Art And Democracy VI (Long Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Visual Artists Guild welcomes artists to submit art work for the Art and Democracy VI exhibit, concerning the issues of Black Lives Matter, immigrant rights, human rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, democratic rights, and/or artwork that feature the themes of social justice, freedom of expression, and freedom of religion. Visual Artists Guild hopes to create a space for the world to celebrate human rights, freedom of expression, and democracy. They hope to highlight the 30th Anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Special events include live entertainment, live performances, panel discussions, and artists meet and greets.

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Deadline: 2 Jul 2019

Visual Artists Guild especially looks forward to reviewing work from: POC, WOC, L.A. Artists, Undocu-Artists, and LGBTQ Artists. Due to insurance purposes, selected artwork must be delivered to the venue in a framed, ready-to-hang format. Shipping and handling costs are the responsibility of the artist.

Requirements:

  • Interested artists are invited to submit work in the form of high resolution .jpgs, web links, or .pdf documents.
  • A 50 word description of how your submission relates to the exhibit theme. A 100 word biography (no web links or word documents).
  • A description of the submission that includes dimensions, weight, year created, and medium/s.

Art And Democracy VI Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will collaborate with an international team of activists, artists, donors, and high profile humanitarians in the ongoing effort to protect the right for freedom of speech and expression. Select artists will have an opportunity to participate in panel discussions. They will be offered a forum to discuss the themes of their artwork in front of a notable audience and press. Artists will be offered promotional material featuring their work to share with their friends and family. Additionally, artists will benefit from having their work and biographies featured in Visaul Artists Guilds’ substantial mail and e-mail marketing lists.

Our previous Art and Democracy exhibit experienced an unprecedented volume of attendees at the famed Bergamot Station, in Santa Monica, California. Additionally, during the exhibit, Visual Artists Guild was honored with a Proclamation from Los Angeles County, recognizing the exhibit and the work of their organization.

About Visual Artists Guild

Visual Artists Guild is a non-profit 501 (c)(3), all volunteers’ organization. Their goal is to be a voice for the voiceless and use their privilege for democratic change. Established in May 1985, Visual Artists Guild holds the belief that the right of freedom of expression is the lifeblood of all artists. Its mission is to bring to the world attention whenever such a right is threatened or suppressed. Their organization achieves these goals by actively providing assistance to dissidents, activists, students, academics, and persecuted individuals from around the world.

For more information, contact selene.central@gmail.com.

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34th Annual Sculpture Celebration (Lenoir, NC) – Call For Artists

34th Annual Sculpture Celebration (Lenoir, NC) – Call For Artists

Caldwell Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 34th Annual Sculpture Celebration. Sculptors are invited to bring up to three pieces of sculptural art for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards. This year’s judge is Patrick Dougherty. The event will be held in the beautiful Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, NC.

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Deadline: 7 Sept 2019

Sculptors may set up September 6, 2019, a crane/boom truck will be available for lifting and setting larger works Friday. A Sculptor’s Welcome Dinner (buffet style, meat and vegetarian options available) will be served in the park that evening, free to sculptors, prepaid guests pay $20-25. The competition runs 9am-4pm September 7, 2019 with awards announced about 3:30pm. The crane/boom truck will be available to assist with loading out.

34th Annual Sculpture Celebration Artist Benefits

Awards total $11,000: Best of Show $3,000, First Place $2,000, Second Place $1,500, Third Place $1,000, Five $500 Judge’s Merit awards, Five $100 Honorable Mention Awards, and a $500 People’s Choice Award. Separate awards are provided for youth and school entries. Visitors, including potential buyers, attend this annual event. Last year had over 4,000 individual attendees. Sculptors bring their three pieces for the sculpture competition and portfolio of works available. They may sell or take commissions with no fees due the arts council. City workers and volunteers are available to assist sculptors with off-loading and re-loading and set-up. Sculptors bring all required pedestals, tables, and leveling aids needed.

Social Equity

Art exhibits often push the envelope of what is culturally accepted in our area, opening the mind of those who visit the exhibitions to fresh (and sometimes uncomfortable) ideas. Art brings people together to comment, discuss, disagree or agree, and to talk together. This free outdoor event in the beautiful Broyhill Walking Park brings artisans of color and of different nationalities and backgrounds together in a unity of competition, as well as the general public, who may or may not know the event is happening, and surprises them with a display of public art for a day.

About Caldwell Arts Council

The Caldwell Arts Council has been promoting and presenting high quality arts in Caldwell County since 1976. It is their mission to establish and maintain an awareness and appreciation of cultural arts in Caldwell County; encourage participation in arts events; and offer various educational opportunities and administrative services in support of artists, arts agencies, and audiences. Sculptural art abounds on the highways and byways of Caldwell County, NC.

For over 40 years, sculptural pieces (currently totaling over 100) have been purchased by individuals and entities. They have been placed in a collection of public art for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. Works include Happy Valley’s twenty-four sculptural mile markers made by Oak Hill Iron Works, the “West Wind Sentinels” sculpture by Mike Roig on Highway 321, the “Jack & Jill” bookends by Magi Moody, “Rusty Reader” by Jim Consoli at the Lenoir Library, and “Passages” at the Wilson Creek Visitors Center – just see if you can find them all.

For more information, contact office@caldwellarts.com.

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Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is looking for artists who would like to showcase their work in their upcoming July exhibition, Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths. Creators are encouraged to submit their interpretations and visions of superheroes, super villains, mutants, super powers, creatures, gods and goddesses, myths, and stories both ancient and current, urban legends, demons and angels, witches, wizards, warlocks, and good and evil.

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Deadline: 2 Jul 2019

“My theory about why people like superheroes is that when we were kids, we all loved to read fairy tales. Fairy tales are all about things bigger than life: Giants, witches, trolls, dinosaurs and dragons and all sorts of imaginative things. Then you get a little bit older and you stop reading fairy tales, but you don’t ever outgrow your love of them.”
Stan Lee

A non-refundable entry fee of $20 is required for up to three artworks. If you would like to include detail images of your work, those are excepted at no additional cost.
 Please include contact information, artwork title, media and dimensions with your submission. It is preferable that artworks are for sale. All hanging work must be suitably framed to a professional standard. Work must be wired and ready for hanging. Canvases should have neat gallery wrapped edges. Accepted artists will be notified by Friday, July 4th , 2019.
  Pieces must be delivered to the gallery no later than Wednesday, July 10th, 2019. Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission to gallery on all sold artwork.
 Opening reception is Saturday, July 13th, 2019.

Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and sincerely welcome both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Marydale Arts Festival (St Paul, MN) – Call For Artists

Marydale Arts Festival (St Paul, MN) – Call For Artists

The North End Neighborhood Organization announces a call for artists for the Marydale Arts Festival. Event to be held on September 28, 2019 from 12 PM – 5 PM. It is a fun filled afternoon art festival designed for local artists to share their work for sale. The festival includes a bouncy house, birdhouses, North-End temporary tattoos, local bands, food trucks, yoga (courtesy of Real Life Coffee and Yoga), face painting, puppet show, beer garden, and representation from local organizations.

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Deadline: 27 Sept 2019

Marydale Arts Festival is free to register. Handmade craft products are accepted. Artists will be able to show and sell work at a festival that draws a unique demographic. It happens later in the year than most other festivals. Additionally, the North End Neighborhood Organization strives to make the process of tabling easy for new attendees and help them gain experience selling art. Last year over 1000 attendees filled the park and enjoyed art, music, games, food, and beer. This year will draw more as this festival grows. Many artists made upward of $300-500 at this festival in 2018.

About North End Neighborhood Organization

The North End Neighborhood Organization (NENO), a dynamic district council in the City of Saint Paul, works to serve, support, and promote the community as an equitable place for everyone to live, work, and play. NENO will promote the north end as an equitable, relevant, influential, and engaged neighborhood by:

  • Supporting community equity and engagement
  • Helping the community live and work together to achieve success
  • Supporting proactively a diverse, sustainable, and connected community
  • Publicizing the North End as a safe, economically developing, and welcoming neighborhood
  • Bringing vitality to the North End by improving businesses
  • Marketing the North End as a desirable neighborhood for everyone

For more information, contact stevenstruhar30@gmail.com.

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Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Call For Artists

Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Call For Artists

Announcing a call for artists for the Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020. Learn how to build sales and a collector list from marketing experts. Curate to sell with friendly guidelines. Meet your next collector. For the second year in a row, Superfine! is returning to The Reef in DTLA, just blocks away from the LA Art Show, the country’s highest-attended art fair.

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Deadline: 6 Jan 2020

Location: The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Fair dates: February 6 – 9, 2020

A whole year of exhibitions in one weekend:

  • 6-10,000 motivated, art-hungry visitors during the four day fair
  • 25% of visitors make a ($100-$2,500+) art purchase
  • More than 50% of exhibiting artists receive major media coverage

Make art. Sell art. Superfine! Art Fair does the rest:

  • Meet collectors in a friendly, welcoming space: the ideal environment to discover, collect, and sell art
  • Cost-saving and cost-spreading financing options that work with artist’s budget to make exhibiting and selling a reality
  • Opportunities for features in Superfine!’s earned (press + PR), owned (website, blog, and social), and paid (advertising) media

Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 Artist Benefits

  • Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold either in person, at the fair, or online eFair
  • The audience is 26-45, affluent ($120k+/year), and buying art now
  • A professional, courteous, and knowledgeable team of experts guide you every step of the way
  • Lead-up webinars and curatorial guidelines geared towards success

Social Equity

Founded by partners in work and life, James Miille and Alex Mitow, Superfine! emphasizes work by the LGBTQIA+ community and female artists. In 2020, Superfine! is launching a three-week themed art fair with a week devoted each to women artists and LGBTQIA+ artists.

About Superfine! Art Fair

Founded by art collectors Alex Mitow and James Miille, Superfine! started in 2015 as an alternative to boring, stuffy art shows and complicated art world politics. From the start, they caught flack from the art establishment. They broke down barriers and opened the gates to everyone from serious long-time art collectors to people who love art and never thought they would be collectors.

Their open and transparent approach worked. Imaginations have been sparked. Countless new collections have been jump-started at Superfine! art fairs as they continue to spread their message of a more inclusive art market across the country. Since 2015, they had one goal: produce bad-ass, expertly-curated art shows where über-talented, diverse global artists meet their new fans in iconic locations.

For more information, contact exhibit@superfine.world.

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Celebrate Creativity! Art Showoff And Sale (Tifton, GA) – Call For Artists

Celebrate Creativity! Art Showoff And Sale (Tifton, GA) – Call For Artists

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage announces a call for artists for Celebrate Creativity, an art showoff and sale. To be held Saturday, November 9th at 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, November 10th at 1 pm to 4 pm.

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Deadline: 1 Sept 2019

Submit up to three pieces of artwork inside and reserve a 10X10 space outside to set up a display booth. More than one medium is allowed; however, only one artist is allowed per booth. Each artist should register and pay for a booth separately. Please provide at least two photos of each medium you will bring. The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage will display as much art as the building and grounds allow. When the limit is reached, entries will be cut off. This is not a juried show. The Museum needs to know what art is coming so they can plan how to display it. A qualified judge will select the most creative and skilled work. Celebrate Creativity prizes totaling at least $1,500 will be awarded.

About Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage is housed in a 115-years-old architectural treasure that was originally the First Methodist Church. The building was the first brick church built in the community. It brought a refined elegance at the turn of the century to the growing rural town. The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage serves as a cultural anchor for downtown Tifton. It provides regular arts, education, and cultural programming to people of all ages and interests. In addition, the facility is frequently rented for weddings, receptions, and a variety of community social and civic events. The vision is to serve as a gathering place to celebrate the arts through a variety of artistic and educational programming, events, and functions.

For more information, contact joy.yost@tiftonmuseum.org.

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The Bicycle 2019: Art Meets Form (High Point, NC) – Call For Artists

The Bicycle 2019: Art Meets Form (High Point, NC) – Call For Artists

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) is pleased to announce a call for artists for the juried art exhibit, The Bicycle 2019: Art Meets Form (8/27/19 – 10/4/19). This is the fourth year for the exhibit. It is held in conjunction with the High Point Cycling Classic. The opening reception is Thursday, September 5th, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at TAG. It will feature original works of art that relates in some way to bicycles or cycling.

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Deadline: 26 Jul 2019

The Bicycle 2019 prizes awarded during the opening reception are First Place: $500, Second Place: $250, and Third Place: $100. All of the art will be available for sale and open to the public for the duration of the exhibit. The artists will receive 60% of the retail value of sales. Over 1200 patrons will be invited to the opening reception and thousands more will be notified of the event through press releases, newspapers, websites, and social media. Advertising for the event will be published across North and South Carolina. The galleries will be open during the High Point Cycling Classic with hundreds of cycling enthusiasts touring the galleries throughout the day.

Social Equity

TAG participates in many outreach opportunities by working with children, special needs children, senior citizens, refugees, and many of the public schools in our county. It has brought art appreciation to areas of need all over the county. TAG has provided a creative outlet to many who otherwise would not have experienced these opportunities.

About Theatre Art Galleries

Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) is now in its 22nd year of independent operation. It is High Point’s primary provider of visual arts. Its mission is to provide excellent visual art exhibits and educational art experiences for the enrichment of the entire community. Housed inside of the High Point Theatre (in downtown High Point, NC) are two floors of spacious galleries where TAG programs approximately 16 exhibitions yearly. TAG hosts exhibitions of visual art from artists and students from local schools. Exhibitions and opening receptions are free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, contact info@tagart.org.

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91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) is pleased to announce a call for artists for the 91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition, to be held from September 5 – November 13, 2019. All artists 18 years or older, residing in Michigan, are eligible to enter. Artists may enter one or two pieces, in all media excluding video. Work must have been completed in the past two years.

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Deadline: 12 Jul 2019

Fee for entry is $35. Fee for MMA members is $20.

The Muskegon Museum of Art’s regional juried exhibition, now the Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition and formerly the “Regional Exhibition,” is the longest-running regional art exhibition in Michigan. The reputation of the MMA’s show is well-established. Jurors are chosen from outside the area and often from outside the state to provide an objective selection process. The MMA’s professional staff is proficient at providing publicity, event planning, and logistical operations for the annual call-for-entry, jurying, and exhibition presentation with a personal touch.

This year’s juror is artist and curator Amy Chaloupka, a sculptor, curator, and art history professor. She has exhibited widely and created several public works including permanent installations in Santa Fe, Chicago, and Madison, WI.

91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition Artist Benefits

Now in its 91st year, this competitive exhibition is an opportunity for career growth, recognition, and financial prizes and sales for contemporary Michigan artists. Over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded including a $1,500 Best of Show Award. Last year, over $40,000 of art was sold from the exhibition. The exhibition was viewed by over 3,700 guests. All artists chosen for the exhibition will be listed in an exhibition catalogue and award winners’ works will be pictured in the catalogue. Most works are sold early in the exhibition’s run.

Artists participating in this regional show in past years have gone on to have greater recognition and exhibitions at the Muskegon Museum of Art and at other galleries and museums. The timing of the exhibition coincides with fall academic attendance and with Muskegon County’s October Arts and Humanities Festival.

About the Muskegon Museum of Art

The Muskegon Museum of Art, founded on a tradition of aesthetic excellence, is committed to fostering the life-long study and appreciation of the visual arts by strengthening, preserving, and exhibiting its collections; offering a wide range of traditional and contemporary exhibitions; stimulating learning and creativity through diverse public and educational programming; and enhancing community involvement and support in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment.

For more information, contact jmilostan@muskegonartmuseum.org.

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Bicycle Rack Artwork Project (Santa Ana, CA) – Call For Artists

Bicycle Rack Artwork Project (Santa Ana, CA) – Call For Artists

Arts Orange County announces a call for artists for a bicycle rack artwork project at the Santa Ana Veterans Village (SAVV). SAVV is a Permanent Supportive Housing development designed to provide critical shelter and services to homeless veterans navigating the transition off the streets. SAVV is now under construction by not-for-profit developer Jamboree Housing Corporation, and will open in Spring 2020.

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Deadline: 15 Jul 2019

Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit their qualifications, design concepts or existing artworks for consideration. No application fees required.

Santa Ana Veterans Village desires to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and healing environment for its residents and visitors. Some of whom have experienced severe war-time trauma and its after-effects. Therefore, Arts Orange County is seeking artwork that is uplifting in spirit, does not employ military imagery, or have the potential to be disturbing or to trigger distress.

Bicycle Rack Artwork Project Artist Benefits

For the Bicycle Rack Artwork Project, fee is to be no greater than $15,000. The fee is to include design, review by a structural engineer, fabrication, delivery to site, preparation of a maintenance plan, and cost of artist’s travel to site to oversee its installation by Jamboree’s contracted professional art installation subcontractor. Final installed work becomes the property of Santa Ana Village LP. Artist’s work will have a permanent home making a contribution to an environment with a specific and urgent social good at its heart.

Artist Equity

As a non-profit arts agency, Arts Orange County sees the empowerment and enrichment of diverse voices and underprivileged communities as a key mission of the arts. The annual Imagination Celebration produces over forty low-cost educational artistic events for Orange County’s children, including the annual Dia del Nino weekend fair that spotlights the work of Latino artists and performers. The annual Orange County Arts Awards give support and a spotlight to arts leaders and visionaries emerging from our diverse communities.

The healthy re-integration of military veterans into civilian society is an urgent mission that impacts public health, housing, and reflects our civic values. Art can be a benefit for any population sector in need.

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. They have facilitated previously the public art selection process for the City of Newport Beach’s Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition and prepared Arts and Culture Master Plans for multiple Orange County cities. Their commitment to the veteran community includes twice-annual productions of VOICES: Veterans Storytelling Project. VOICES is a therapeutic workshop that helps real veterans turn the stories of their service into scripts which they deliver in public performances at Heroes Hall at the O.C. Fair and Event Center.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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Volume 10 (Publication Opportunity) – Call For Artists

Volume 10 (Publication Opportunity) – Call For Artists

Friend of The Artist (FOA) is seeking emerging artists to publish in their upcoming volume, Volume 10. FOA is quarterly book dedicated to elevating the work of emerging artists around the world. The publication releases as a hardcover art book every quarter. It includes the work of artists who work in a variety of mediums, informative articles, and interviews.

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Deadline: 7 Jul 2019

Volume 10 will be juried by Diana Cerezino, Michael Dewberry, and Tim Ralston. It will be available in our store and online retailers including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Volume 10 will be released in early fall of 2019.

Volume 10 Artist Benefits

Accepted artists will receive three works published in Volume 10 (a four-page spread of their work) alongside their artist bio and statement. Accepted artists will receive a complimentary digital copy of publication, discounts on books for family and friends, and free digital access to future publications. Additionally, each accepted artist will have at least one social media post seen by our 4,800+ followers. The publication is distributed internationally. Formerly published artists have benefited from the prestige of being a published artists which has led to exhibitions, increased community, and higher sales of works.

About Friend of the Artist

Friend of The Artist is a print publication dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists from around the world. There is a copious amount of engaging and intelligent artwork. Because of an invisible gap between the academy and the art world, there is a limit to the opportunities artists have. The print and digital publications allow FOA to exhibit artists’ work in a broader context. They have the advantage of sparking worldwide conversations through our artist interviews. FOA is about engaging in meaningful dialogue around art in print.

For more information, contact contact@friendoftheartist.com.

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