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The Art of Reading Exhibition (Tifton, GA) – Call For Artists

The Art of Reading Exhibition (Tifton, GA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage announces a call for artists for The Art of Reading. This multi-media juried exhibition will celebrate the joy and importance of reading through the depiction of people of all ages engaged in the act of reading, an individual reading quietly alone, a group of children or a family enjoying reading together, or a child reading to a pet. Create whatever imagination inspires you to celebrate reading.

Acceptable media includes painting, photography, monoprint, etching, drawing, clay, wood, wire, found object, fiber, and mixed media.

 

Click here for the application / registration 

Deadline: 14 Jan 2022

Artist must be 18 years or older, professional or emerging. All art must be original and created by the submitting artist. No commercial, imports, or production art accepted.

The Art of Reading Artist Benefits

Artists work will be displayed in Tifton’s beautiful Museum built in 1901, which is now a staple in the Historic District of Downtown Tifton, GA. The exhibit will be promoted on Facebook, the Tifton Museum website, and in local newspaper and media. Visitors come from all over South Georgia.

The Art of Reading Prizes:

  • Best of Show: $750
  • First Place 2-Dimensional: $300
  • First Place 3-Dimensional: $300
  • Best of Show “The Book as Art Object: $300
  • Honorable Mention (up to 3 at Judges discretion): $50

About Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage (TMAH) is housed in a 110-years-old architectural treasure that was originally the First Methodist Church. The building was the first brick church built in the community and it brought a refined elegance at the turn of the century to the growing rural town. Hundreds of Tiftonites, their children and grandchildren, were christened, baptized, married and memorialized in the beautiful Victorian Gothic structure, built by “Captain” Henry Harding Tift, a Connecticut Yankee, who founded the town.

Legend has it that the building was constructed with brick instead of lumber to protect it from lumbermen and turpentiners, customers and good friends of local frame saloon owners, who burned down wooden churches while they were still under construction.

The building has had close ties to the town’s cultural life from its earliest years. Regular programs were presented in the sanctuary by the Tifton Music Club and visiting musicians. Long-time members tell of soirees held for famed opera star singer Lilly Ponds and performances by violinist Romanoff, as well as the town’s own local “concert in the park” band and the church choir.

Constructed in 1900 and once hailed as “the finest church in the South,” the 3500 square-foot building’s rather simple exterior opens to reveal an expansive octagonal-shaped interior, rich with color and ornamentation. The fine-grained heart pine lumber of the interior walls and ceiling were handcrafted by ship carpenters, or joiners, retained by Captain Tift.

The vaulted ceiling is supported by massive arched buttresses, while intricate carved medallions and bull’s-eye plinth blocks on the door and window moldings serve as a counterpoint to the ceiling’s magnificent height and strength. The original bell tower, topped with an elegant brass final, is still intact.

But the true jewels of the building are the twenty-four stained and fired glass windows, which suffuse the building with light and color. Three triplet ecclesiastical windows each feature unusual designs, glass and color. All the exterior and interior doors are graced with stained glass transoms. Many of the rondels and glass décor in the windows were available only in Italy at the time the building was constructed.

For more information on the stained glass windows and the restoration process please see Cindy Hammond’s blog post Tifton Museum: A Historic Treasure Houses Art.

In 1952, the original owners vacated the building to accommodate a growing congregation and the facility was occupied by various denominations until 1985 when the Tift County Development Authority purchased it to protect it from vandals and potential demolition.

With the exception of occasional occupancy by various small church groups, the building was left empty throughout four decades, its beauty slowly giving way to age, termites and the elements.

In 1990, with leadership from the Tifton Rotary Club, a non-profit organization was formed to restore the building and to raise funds to transform it into a community cultural center. A partnership was formed with ABAC’s Arts Experiment Station (now the Arts Connection). The Arts Experiment Station wrote and received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for $125,000 which served as the catalyst for the County’s commitment of $250,000 in SPLOST funds to assist with the project. Ultimately, the City, County and private donors raised over $500,000 to complete the renovation.

Local architect Roy Rankin, a great grandson of Captain Tift, was the volunteer project manager, and with extensive help from unpaid City and community workers, as well as a contracted crew, the building was restored and returned to the citizens as the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage….a cherished architectural jewel of the City.

Re-opened and dedicated in the spring of 1997, the building today is operated by the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage Board of Directors and Volunteer Guild. It serves as a cultural anchor for downtown Tifton and 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.

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

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Sarasota Architectural Photo Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Sarasota Architectural Photo Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Art Center Sarasota (ACS) invites artists of all ages and skill levels to submit their photography to the Sarasota Architectural Photo Show. This show focuses on the architecture specific to Sarasota and the area around it. Go take a photo of your favorite building, place, or moment.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 3 Oct 2021

This exhibition is open to all photography highlighting both residential and commercial architecture within Sarasota County to showcase at Art Center Sarasota. This show is open to all photography media. Juror(s) will see all requested information except the artist’s name and price. ACS Exhibitions Committee asks jurors to make all selections based solely on artistic merit. In an effort to maintain best gallery practices, ACS implements the following rules and regulations for this juried exhibition.

Awards will be decided by the jurors, Carl Abbott – FAIA, award winning local architect and member of the Sarasota School of Architecture, and Noelle McCleaf – photographer exploring themes of memory, relationship, and identity in the landscape of South Florida.

Sarasota Architectural Photo Show Awards

  • First place receiving $500
  • Second place receiving $300
  • Third place receiving $200
  • Two Merit Awards and Honorable Mentions

All accepted artworks will be on display and for sale in the gallery from October 14 – November 27, 2021. Opening reception is October 14, 2021, 6pm at Art Center Sarasota. Promotion includes press-releases, social media coverage, physical mailings, and art events.

About Art Center Sarasota

Situated on the historic Sarasota Bayfront, Art Center Sarasota is the center of Sarasota’s visual arts community.

Art Center Sarasota is a member-supported organization that engages the entire artistic community by providing educational programs and exhibitions to local and regional artists and those who simply enjoy the visual arts.

The Center’s educational programs engage novice to professional artists with artist demonstrations, lectures, workshops, and classes. Art Center Sarasota hosts international and local teaching artists to enrich Sarasota’s cultural diversity. Youth programs such as the Creative Kids Art Camps and Slice of Art nurture developing minds.

The Center’s exhibitions program shows contemporary works in its three curated galleries, designed to inspire and challenge the viewer. The large atrium gallery is dedicated to showcasing the Sarasota and region’s talented artists in juried competitions.

Art Center Sarasota relies on a corps of dedicated volunteers to assist with everything from fundraising to exhibitions and supporting the staff in many ways.

For more information, contact artcentersarasota@gmail.com.

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Digital Art And Collage Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Digital Art And Collage Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for Digital Art and Collage. If you are an artist working in digital art, assemblage or collage, Las Laguna Art Gallery wants to see your work. For this exhibition, they are looking for art that uses digital technology as part of the creative or presentation process.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 10 Oct 2021

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

About Las Laguna Gallery

Since 2013, Las Laguna Gallery has held open calls for art, calls for entry, and calls for art opportunities for artists to promote and sell their art in a 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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Fantasy Lands Exhibition (West De Pere, WI) – Call For Artists

Fantasy Lands Exhibition (West De Pere, WI) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Artless Bastard Gallery announces a call for artists for the Fantasy Lands juried group show. Original works may represent science fiction, mythology, futurism, dreams, and whatever your imagination can create.

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Deadline: 16 Oct 2021

The work for Fantasy Lands will be selected by an outside juror. Best in show is voted on by the public in-person. The artist with the most votes wins a $100 cash prize. Artwork must be created within the past two years to enter.

Artists set their own pricing point. All work is for sale in the gallery show. Have the chance to reach a new audience and community who appreciate the arts. Artists receive payment after the show closes if your artwork sells during the show.

About Artless Bastard Gallery

Artless Bastard Gallery is a non-profit art gallery in historic downtown De Pere, Wisconsin. They are dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in their community. They do this with juried group shows, solo exhibitions, teaching classes to artists, and hosting artist led workshops for the community. As they continue to grow and fund raise, they will offer more opportunities to artists such as grants, artist in residence, and public art commissions.

For more information, contact hello@artlessbastard.com.

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Got The Shot, Now Get Creative (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Got The Shot, Now Get Creative (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Got The Shot, Now Get Creative. The world of photography virtually exploded with the use of digital cameras and cell phones. Millions and millions of images were captured that would never have been taken before. That was only a part of the revolution. A whole new world of artistic possibility opened up with computer software and phone apps enabling the creation of brand-new photographic imagery. Photoshop, Nik, Topaz, Snapseed, and Distressed FX are just a few of the tools photographers can use to express their artistic vision. This call is about images where the original shot was only the beginning. Although this text focuses on digital imagery, after-processing in the darkroom works just as well.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 25 Oct 2021

Got The Shot, Now Get Creative is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted.

NYC4PA gives photographers worldwide an opportunity to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call offered has a different theme. The prizes total $3000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

New York Center for Photographic Art offers 6 to 8 opportunities a year for any and all photographers, from amateur to professional, male or female, young or old. Photographers are encouraged to submit photographs based on the specific theme as laid out in the call. Ten winners receive cash prizes. Twenty submitters are selected as Juror’s Selections and 20 submitters are selected as Honorable Mentions.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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All Animal (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Animal (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Animal art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from October 6th to November 2nd, 2021.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 3 Oct 2021

All Animal Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars.

Results posted: October 18th, 2021. All Animal 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 was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. CAGO Media 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 producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 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 joined occasionally by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they do represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

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

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Superfine NYCx3 Is 90% Full – Register Now – Call For Artists

Superfine NYCx3 Is 90% Full – Register Now – Call For Artists

Superfine NYCx3 is 90% full. Don’t miss your chance to sell your art. Superfine Art Fair is the country’s top artist-focused fair, empowering artists to sell their work directly to collectors in 6 cities across the US and growing. NYCx3 is a unique trifecta of fairs each surrounding a different theme to be held from 9/30 to 10/30 at Center 415 in Midtown on 5th Avenue, just steps from Bryant Park.

Superfine empowers artists to sell more art by making the art-buying process inclusive and welcoming. Fairs are ideal for both emerging and established artists interested in building a strong and eager collector base.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 21 Sept 2021

Superfine NYCx3 is a unique trifecta of fairs spread across 20,000 square feet with 3 separate halls for each of fair:

  • (Wo)man – the country’s first and largest all-female commercial art fair (3 booths available)
  • Myth – top global surreal artists (5 booths available)
  • Magick – Evolving LGBTQ+ perspectives (7 booths available)

Ready to take your art career to the next level? Don’t miss your chance to exhibit and sell at Superfine NYCx3. Artist booths are extremely limited and applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a hard cutoff of September 21st.

Superfine NYCx3 Benefits

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

  • 95% of Superfine artists report making at least two new collectors at each Superfine fair
  • 25% of Superfine visitors purchase art at each fair
  • 70% of Superfine visitors cite “Meeting and connecting with the artists” as their favorite attribute of our fairs

Make art. Sell art. Superfine does the rest. A professional, courteous, and knowledgeable team of experts guiding you every step of the way.
Superfine is coming at you in 2021 with safety and a better selling environment in mind for exhibiting artists including:

  • 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 fairs is connecting with artists)
  • Unidirectional floor plan for better traffic flow

“Superfine has been a life-changing experience that accelerated my career and created so many new relationships with artists, collectors, curators, galleries and journalists that I still benefit from to this day.” – Sean Christopher Ward, Exhibiting Artist

“Exhibiting at Superfine was a very positive and profitable experience for me. The collectors that attended were enthusiastic and genuinely interested in the work on display. Unlike large corporate fairs, Superfine is an art fair run by people who love what they do. They have a passion for art and offer support and motivation to the participating artists.” – Blair Martin Cahill, Superfine Artist

“My Superfine experience was instrumental for my growth as an artist. I made new connections, found new homes for my paintings, and discovered new ways to think about my work and my process. All this is thanks to the Superfine team’s professionalism: their hands-on approach, their diligence, and their care are felt at all times.” – Ken Goshen, Superfine Artist

About Superfine Industries

Superfine is the art fair that puts young professionals in touch with hundreds of cutting-edge works by the world’s top emerging artists.

For more information, contact creative@superfine.world.

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A.I.R. Studio Paducah (Kentucky Residency) – Call For Artists

A.I.R. Studio Paducah (Kentucky Residency) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] A.I.R. Studio Paducah, an artist-in-residence studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky six blocks from the Ohio River, announces an ongoing call for artists. A.I.R. Studio welcomes self-motivated, focused artists working in a range of creative practices: visual artists, photographers, architects, writers, composers, and improvisational choreographers. Applicants are encouraged to have a clear objective for their residency. Stays usually range from two weeks to three months.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: Ongoing

A.I.R. Studio is for serious artists who want a creative respite from their day-to-day environment and offers an ideal setting for those on sabbatical or who want a focused period of time to start or complete a body of work. The residency affords the artist time and space for focused, independent work, development of new ideas, and experimentation. Visits to area cultural centers, galleries, and performance venues as well as short trips to regional arts facilities can open up a range of networking possibilities. A.I.R. Studio features a storefront multi-purpose display space that can be used for exhibitions or presentations during the residency.

Resident Profile

For most of its existence, A.I.R. Studio residents have been visual and fiber artists, a few photographers, and a scattering of creatives in other disciplines. The application process has since expanded and opened up to writers, architects, composers, and improvisational choreographers. Geographically, A.I.R. Studio residents hail from all over the United States and Canada.

Selection Process

A.I.R. Studio Paducah conducts a competitive selection process. Applications are peer-reviewed on a basis of the quality of past work and the applicant’s potential to have a productive residency. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Collaborative pairs and couples are welcome.

Testimonials

“I embrace this day and all the levels of awareness that have entered my consciousness amidst depths of sadness and loss. Sitting on a bench overlooking the Ohio River, a gentle breeze brings comfort to my body and I watch what appears to be, calm, lightly fluttering wings on the surface of the water. This is just what I need. The great expanse in front of me is a gentle reminder that there is a great deal beyond this place where I sit; more to experience and endless opportunities to create a greater life of fulfillment beyond this moment.” – Helen Elliott, GA

“The experience really jumped-started me into a new path with my work. The residency also allowed for some reflection on my life, my pursuit of the arts, and acted almost as a spiritual retreat.” – Dan Annarino, IN

“Being at Paducah A.I.R. was a spectacular enterprise for me. Having the studio there last February was life changing and I have yearned for a studio space ever since. On another note, I am showing the large work I created there for the first time opening today. Seeing the work up at the Manhattan Beach Art Center tonight will be a moving reminder of that beautiful experience.” – June Edmonds, CA

About A.I.R. Studio Paducah

The A.I.R. Studio and efficiency apartment is located in the heart of the Paducah’s Lower Town Arts District and six blocks away from the Ohio River. As a resident in this setting you have the flexibility of making art in small town peace and quiet or engaging with the artist community.

Only steps away from galleries, studios, and other venues of interest within walking distance including the National Quilt Museum, Yeiser Art Center, Maiden Alley Cinema, Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center, and McCracken County Public Library. If you can consider a longer stay, then check out class offerings at the nearby Paducah School of Art and Design.

For more information, contact airstudiopaducah@gmail.com.

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Newton Free Library Exhibitions (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

Newton Free Library Exhibitions (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists. They mount twenty-three exhibits per year in their two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, these galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons.

A jury of professional artists meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. Proposals are currently being accepted for April – December 2022 exhibit slots.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 10 Dec 2021

Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England regional artists. Unable to offer shows for free-standing sculptural pieces.

Given that free gallery space is difficult to come by in Newton, it is a boon for artists that, if selected, they show here fee-free. No commission for work sold. Many artists have success in selling their work. Library patrons are tuned keenly into the gallery spaces – visiting and spending time appreciating the works shown. The library does an extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. They have a robust social media presence.

“I’ve had the privilege and honor of showing my work at the Newton Free Library four times in the past 10 years. Because of its exceptionally high patronage, sales have always been robust in this free exhibit space. Great care is taken in the organizing of these shows and the library provides an excellent Walker hanging system making installation a breeze.

As an award winning, gallery represented, Copley Master artist, this is one of my favorite venues in terms of sales, exposure, and enthusiasm of the visiting patrons. I highly recommend this venue for any visual artist.” – Barney Levitt, Fine Art Painter

About Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, MA, a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many residents are highly educated including more than one Nobel Prize winner. Most are very tuned into the shows in the galleries and eagerly await them each month.

The highly visible galleries are located just off the main entrance door. Visitors walk by them as they come into the building. Competition for shows is quite keen. Many award-winning artists have been featured.

For more information, contact artapplication@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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All Figurative / Portrait (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Figurative / Portrait (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Figurative / Portrait art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

This competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from September 8th to October 5th, 2021.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 5 Sept 2021

All Figurative / Portrait Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars.

Results posted: September 20th, 2021. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the annual anthology publication, and event collateral.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered.  What counts is you were able to show your art to the world.  Thank you” -Lora

“Always very professional.”  -Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. CAGO Media 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 producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 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.

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

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