The Bay School Community Arts Center announces a call for artists for Art Speaks 2020 juried exhibition. This 8th annual statewide show brings the best of Virginia’s contemporary artists to the Art Speaks Gallery on the Chesapeake Bay. The show welcomes two- and three-dimensional artwork from all Virginia artists.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2020
The 2020 exhibition dates are April 25 – May 26, with an opening reception on April 25.
The juror and judge is Nicole McCormick Santiago, Professor of Drawing and Painting at The College of William and Mary. Digital images will be juried online. The show will be judged in person when installed.
Art Speaks 2020 Participant Benefits
In its 8th year, this exhibition has shown the work of nearly 300 Virginia artists. Approximately 80 artists are accepted each year. The opening reception attracts 200 guests and the 800 visitors see the exhibition in the gallery. The artwork is viewable on the Bay School website for a year following the exhibition opening. 1500 full-color programs are printed with images of the artwork and distributed to over 100 galleries around Virginia.
Art Speaks 2020 awards include $1500 for Best in Show, $500 each for 1st place 2-D and 3-D, $300 each for 2nd place 2-D and 3-D, $200 each for 3rd place 2-D and 3-D, five locally sponsored and judged awards of $250 each, and five $50 awards of merit. All award winners will be invited back for an Art Speaks Encore exhibition in August, 2020.
The Bay School is sponsored by Dominion Energy, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Mathews County, and numerous local foundations and businesses, all of whom receive copies of the program, and send representatives to view the exhibition.
Many artists who have applied to the exhibition have participated in other Art Speaks Gallery exhibitions or become regular exhibitors.
About Bay School Community Arts Center
The Bay School Community Arts Center provides over 100 classes in visual arts each year, drawing instructors, and students from around Virginia and beyond. The Art Speaks Gallery represents over 60 local and regional artists and features 11 special exhibitions each year, as well as highlighting a different artist each month and hosting monthly artisan markets.
Mathews County is an arts destination and the Bay School draws over 8000 visitors each year. The Bay School partners with the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center, Made in Mathews Open Studio Tour, the Middle Peninsula Alliance, Gloucester Arts on Main, the River to Bay Artisan Trail, the Virginia Watercolor Society, and many more local, regional, and state businesses and agencies to promote local, regional, and state-wide visual artists and arts experiences.
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The d’Art Center in Norfolk, VA announces a call for artists for Strive, a national juried exhibition featuring art that highlights immigration in America and the long admired endeavor of obtaining the American dream. America was formed on immigrants seeking new opportunities, democracy, civil liberties, and religious and political freedom. The topic of immigration has been discussed in almost every news cast over the last two years. It continues to be at the center of much discussion and debate in the United States.
Deadline: 30 Jun 2019
Strive will feature work that depicts various topics surrounding American immigration throughout American history and in today’s society. It spans from those who initially came to the United States seeking the American dream (and those who currently are in the process of doing so today) to refugees looking for a safe haven. This exhibition is open to all 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine crafts. It is open to all artists living in the United States. You do not have to be an immigrant to submit work to the exhibition. This exhibition will be juried by Solomon Isekeije and curated by d’Art Center Staff.
Juror biography: Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Solomon Isekeije studied fine arts at Obafemi Awolowo University in the country’s Osun State. He studied sculpture with Agbola Folarin, printmaking with Bruce Onobrakeya, and wood carving with Lamidi Fakeye. Isekeije graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1992 and obtained his M.F.A. degree from Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University in 2002 with specializations in printmaking and mixed media. He is currently head of Norfolk State University’s Art Department. Isekeije’s works of art have been shown in juried exhibitions worldwide including Daegu City, South Korea, where he received the Distinguished Arts Award, and Tokyo, Japan.
The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center. It includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk. Strive awards: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $300, and 3rd place: $150.
About d’Art Center
As Norfolk’s art center, the d’Art Center proudly serves the greater Hampton Roads area by connecting the community with the visual arts. A non-profit 501c(3), d’Art offers art education, programming, outreach, and events. Many of which are free and open to the public. D’Art houses studios occupied by professional resident artists working in a variety of media including painting, glass, ceramics, printmaking, and fiber art. Resident artists provide free, interactive demonstrations for the public.
Celebrating thirty years in 2016, d’Art was founded in 1986 at the College Place location in downtown Norfolk. Modeled after the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, part of d’Art’s mission from the onset was to include working artists’ studios. In 2005, the d’Art Center relocated to the historic Selden Arcade, continuing a legacy as a vibrant arts organization. The d’Art Center remained at the Selden Arcade for the next ten years.
After the Selden Arcade suffered damage from an explosion in April 2015, the d’Art Center moved to the New Energy of Norfolk (NEON) Arts District. Currently across from the Chrysler Museum of Art, d’Art@Duke reopened to public in March 2016.
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BOJUart Gallery in Virginia Beach announces a national call to contemporary artists working in all mediums, excluding video, for the juried group exhibition Multiple Xpressions. Submissions must be original artwork submitted by the creator of the work. The gallery will only accept living artist’s work 18 or older created within the last two years.
Deadline: 17 Mar 2019
Gallery and online exhibition: April 5, 2019 – May 4, 2019
Opening reception: April 5, 2019 from 6-9PM
Submission fee is nonrefundable $25 for up to 5 entries. The entry fee must be paid to complete the submission.
Works selected for the exhibition will be in the BOJUart Gallery. Accepted artwork for live exhibit should be appropriate for exhibition (framed, wired to hang, etc.) and shipped/delivered to BOJUart Gallery no later than April 1, 2019 by 6PM. Gallery is open to accept shipped or delivered artwork on: March 21, 22, 23; March 28, 29, 30; and April 1, 2.
All submitted artwork must be for retail sale. Artists will receive 60% of retail sale price. Retail sale price submitted by the artist aligns with to their published retail sales in other galleries, online, or art fairs.
Multiple Xpressions Artist Benefits
Exhibits are promoted via social media and regional paid digital advertising. The gallery is the only contemporary art gallery in Virginia Beach. It is located in the ViBe Creative District. The ViBe Creative District promotes the gallery extending the reach. The exhibit is online. BOJUart donates a portion of every artist’s piece sold to a cause of their choice.
BOJUart is an original contemporary art curation and gallery representing local, regional, statewide, and national artists. They connect new and established collectors, interior designers, architects, and businesses to a diverse portfolio of original contemporary artists. Ranging from large-scale environmental photography to mixed media, painting and glass, the work is on display in the studio gallery in Virginia Beach’s creative ViBe District. The gallery features a rotating visiting artist pop up exhibit in addition to the gallery’s collection of artists.
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Gallery Clarendon in Arlington, VA seeks entries for a national juried art exhibition to be held January 5 – 31, 2019. For this exhibition, artists are called to submit works that interpret and express signs of the times – real or imagined, literal or figurative, positive or negative. Art may address questions, protests, or celebrate our changing world. Submissions can range from traditional to conceptual, both 2-d and 3-d work.
Deadline: 28 Nov 2018
Juried by Beverly Ryan whose work currently includes painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Her abstract and/or narrative oil paintings have been known for years. Recently, she has added metalworking and soft sculpture to her body of work. Ryan holds an MS from Columbia University and a BA from Franklin and Marshall College. She studied at the Corcoran College of Art and Design with William Christenberry, William Willis, and Steve Cushner. She has had two artist residencies at The Vermont Studio Center. In 2016, she participated in the Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson at NYSS.
There is $500 in cash prizes for Signs of the Times. The show will be marketed throughout the DC metropolitan area via postcard and on Gallery Clarendon’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts. Art will be exhibited in Gallery Clarendon in a high-traffic, upscale area for one month. This includes an opening reception attended by many loyal patrons on our mailing list and area residents. Gallery Clarendon receptions have attracted up to 400 people. Arlington Artists Alliance shows have been written up in publications including The Washington Post, Arlington Magazine, and Northern Virginia Magazine.
About Gallery Clarendon
Opened in June 2018, Gallery Clarendon is located in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. It is a cooperative Arlington Artists Alliance gallery that exhibits and promotes the work of Gallery members and other local and national artists in special exhibitions. The artwork at Gallery Clarendon changes each month. There is a free opening reception held on the second Friday of every month. Members’ work includes paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, drawings, photography, fiber art, sculpture, glass, metal work, ceramics, and jewelry. The Arlington Artists Alliance offers art classes for children and adults at Gallery Clarendon in a variety of media. The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County, VA. It was formed in 2000 by working artists who wanted to make local art more accessible in our community. It gained non-profit 501(c)(3) status in 2007.
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The ViBe Creative District is seeking ten artists to complete ten murals at ten locations within the Virginia Beach arts district for this Spring’s mural festival. All locations fall within the district boundaries.
Deadline: 16 Mar 2018
Artists must be United States residents and be 18 years of age or older. Artists may submit up to four samples of past completed mural projects or proposed new designs for murals (or a combination of both). Exact locations of murals will be shared with selected artists after submissions are reviewed and artists are paired with property owners. Design concepts may need to be amended by the artist to fit the necessary dimensions of the walls/buildings.
Mural Festival Artist Benefits
The ViBe Creative District will award a $3,000 stipend to each of the ten artists for their time and talent. They will provide up to $1,000 per mural for paint/materials to complete the project. Other equipment will be accommodated when possible, including ladders or lifts. Artists will be credited with signature mural, signage for two years at each mural location, listing on ViBe Creative District website and social media, and credit with link to artists’ website on ViBe Mural Map. Artists will be welcomed to participate in several events or educational programs hosted in conjunction with the mural festival. The ViBe Creative District will promote the mural festival and all artists via press releases sure to garner multiple articles in both print and digital media.
About ViBe Creative District
ViBe Creative District was established by a group of concerned individuals and local businesses to attract creative industries to a section of the Virginia Beach oceanfront area that desperately needed revitalizing. On April 21, 2015, the City of Virginia Beach established the boundary of the District by ordinance and declared it “an arts and cultural district and technology zone” with incentives established by the Virginia General Assembly in 2009. The ViBe Creative District’s purpose is to serve as a vibrant center for the arts, culture, and technology, and to support artists, technical, and creative businesses to help them flourish and cross-pollinate. The intent is to foster creativity where artisans live and work. It serves to provide an opportunity for a sense of discovery for visitors and residents, enhance the quality of life for citizens, and stimulate economic development and real estate values.
On June 13, 2016, the Friends of the Creative District (FCD) became an affiliate organization with a purpose to support the efforts of the District businesses and non-profit efforts. Three members of the FCD sit on the ViBe non-profit Board to represent the businesses and arts within the District. Members of the FCD pay dues to have voting authority on decisions made within the group and a participation fee to be included on the ViBe website and social media marketing.
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The Waterford Foundation announces a call for artists for the 74th annual Waterford Fair 2018, a juried artisan exhibition with demonstrations and retail sales. This event will be held in the National Historic Landmark village of Waterford, Virginia, on October 5, 6, and 7, 2018. 160 heritage and contemporary artisans from across America are invited to demonstrate and sell their products at the Fair each year.
Deadline: 13 Apr 2018
Apply by 20 Feb 2018 to save $15 off the $45 application fee
The 18,000+ visitors who attend annually enjoy strolling through the streets of the historic village, touring homes, learning about the artists and their work, and purchasing their wares. Fair organizers select high-quality, handmade products from within eleven (11) medium categories.
Waterford Fair 2018 Artist Benefits
- Artisans appreciate the warmth of the Waterford welcome and the support they receive from well-educated and loyal clientele, villagers, and volunteers
- Vehicle unloading/loading at booth space, weather permitting
- Free artist parking
- Complimentary invitation to the Preview Party on October 4, 2018
- Free local lodging (first come, first serve basis) in the village and surrounding communities
- Individual artists listed on fair website and social media
- Complimentary media files (JPEG/PDF) or printed rack cards for use in artist’s marketing efforts
The oldest arts event in Virginia, the Waterford Fair is unique for two reasons. One, its tradition of being a teaching event. Artisans demonstrate their art. They educate fair-goers giving them the opportunity to connect and become customers. Two, the event takes place through the entire village of Waterford. It is a National Historic Landmark and preserved 18th century Quaker village.
About Waterford Foundation
The funds raised by the Waterford Fair support the preservation and education efforts of the Waterford Foundation, whose mission is to preserve and protect the Landmark District. Through education, the foundation increases the public’s knowledge of life and work in an early American rural community. The Waterford Foundation is a 501(c)(3).
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The Bay School Community Arts Center announces a call for artists for the Art Speaks On The Bay 2018 6th annual juried art show, an all media juried fine art show for Virginia artists. The show will open April 28th with a reception and will run through May 29.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2018
The Art Speaks On The Bay 2018 show is open to all Virginia artists. All 2D and 3D media are welcome. Work may be functional but not wearable. The entry fee is $35 for three entries. Approximately 85 artists will be selected for the exhibition. Accepted artists will be notified by email by mid-March. Artwork will be judged for awards in person the day of the show opening.
Joe Seipel, an American sculptor and conceptual artist, will be the show’s juror. Professor Emeritus in sculpture and prior Dean of VCU’s School of the Arts, Seipel served on the VCU faculty for over 40 years and was named Outstanding Sculpture Educator by the International Sculpture Conference in 2001. During his tenure as Dean, VCU gained recognition as the number-one public university graduate arts program in the country. Seipel was a founding board member and first President of the 1708 Gallery in Richmond. He has exhibited his work in numerous invitational group shows in Richmond, Milan, Italy, New York City, Washington DC, and Norfolk, VA.
Art Speaks On The Bay 2018 Artist Benefits
Artists who enter this year’s show are eligible for a 25% discount on an advertisement in the show’s program. Copies of the program will be distributed to attendees at the show and art galleries throughout the state. The Bay School has a courier service to deliver and return selected artwork throughout the state. Prizes will total $5,000 with $1,500 for Best in Show. Additional prizes include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in 2-D and 3-D media; three prizes awarded by guest curators; and five honorable mentions. All selected artwork is printed in a full-color exhibition program. The artwork will be featured and marketed on the Bay School website for one year. Additional exhibition opportunities in the Bay School’s Art Speaks Gallery are available including special exhibitions and becoming part of the gallery’s regular rotation. Artists who teach in their medium will have opportunities to offer classes at the Bay School.
About The Bay School Community Arts Center
The Bay School Community Arts Center may be in a small town at the edge of Virginia, but it has a big reach. Students, instructors, and gallery artists come from all over Eastern Virginia to create in the space. Special exhibitions and events pull artists from across the state, bringing the sophistication of the greater art world into the community. Gallery programs and classes entice 9,000 visitors a year. The Bay School is growing and close to launching our expansion project which will double the space, adding 5,000 square feet of classrooms in a new building. Bay School will add performing arts including music, dance, and theater, to offerings when construction is complete.
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Gallery Underground in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington DC, invites all United States artists to enter its national juried show Hot / Cool, May 1-25, 2018.
Deadline: 30 Mar 2018
Artists are encouraged to creatively interpret the terms hot and cool, which can describe colors, temperatures, desirability, popular culture, presentation, or appearance. Red is hot, blue is cool, trends can be hot, jazz can be cool, fashion can be either hot or cool, people can look hot and act cool.
Up to five artworks may be submitted to Hot / Cool: $35 for up to two pieces. $6 fee per subsequent entry, up to three more. Juried by internationally known artist and instructor Glen Kessler. Reception will be held Friday, May 4th from 5-8 PM featuring wine, refreshments, and music. Total $500 cash awards for Best in Show, Second, and Third Place. Gallery Underground will market the show and produce a postcard which will be distributed to the Crystal City area.
About Gallery Underground
Gallery Underground is a brick and mortar gallery in Crystal City in Arlington, VA, voted “Best Art Gallery” by the readers of Arlington Magazine. Their First Friday opening receptions attract several hundred visitors. The most recent national juried show was favorably reviewed in the Washington Post in December. Gallery Underground is the premier art exhibition space for Arlington Artists Alliance members who are accepted into the gallery by jury. The artwork shown at Gallery Underground changes each month. An opening reception is held on the first Friday of every month. They feature juried solo and group shows in the Focus Gallery and members’ work in the Main Gallery, including paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media; drawings; sculpture; photography; glass; ceramics; and jewelry.
The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County, VA. It is a creative collaborative of 140 artists working in Arlington. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) arts organization, established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County. It provides professional development activities for local artists and serves the community through exhibits, instruction, mentoring, and outreach projects.
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The City of Roanoke seeks artists or artist teams’ qualifications to design, fabricate, and install Gateway Art. This may include a sculpture or other suitable art in a park located at Entranceway Park, 114 Wells Ave NW, serving as a gateway into downtown Roanoke from Interstate 581.
Deadline: 15 Dec 2017
The artwork should reflect the inclusive and diverse population of the City of Roanoke. The project is funded through a one-time allocation that recognizes the tenth year of the City of Roanoke’s formal Percent for Art Program. This project is open to all artists and artist teams, age 18 and over, who are residents of the United States. All applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin, or disability will be considered.
Up to three finalists may be chosen from the applicants to submit a final Request for Proposal. Those finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium after their proposals are submitted if they are not chosen to construct the art. The contracted artist award is up to $45,000. The downtown gateway art will be one of the first things viewed when driers exit I-581 to come into downtown. The City will arrange publicity and PR for the chosen artist. There will be opportunities to meet local artists, city staff, and members of the Roanoke Arts Commission. The artwork will join approximately 150 pieces in the collection of the City of Roanoke and will be featured on the website.
About The City Of Roanoke
Roanoke, VA is a city of just under 100,000 people. It has a lively arts scene which includes an art museum, live opera, adult and children’s theatre, ballet, and symphony. Roanoke is known for its location in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is near the Appalachian Trail as a center for biking, hiking, and outdoor sports. The downtown is bustling with restaurants, music venues, and a farmers market. It is a very diverse community with a nationally recognized annual diversity celebration, Local Colors.
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Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, invites artists working in all media to submit artwork to This Is America, a national juried exhibition. What is America to you? A beautiful, colorful landscape? Sweeping vista? Small town life? Or perhaps an artistic statement on the political or cultural climate?
Deadline: 20 Oct 2017
Submit works depicting what you love – or don’t love – about America today. Works should be a reflection upon or expression about some aspect of America and how you see it. $35 for up to two works, submitted online, open to artists living/working in the United States. Cash awards. The show is juried by Marsha Staiger, artist and Golden instructor with 30 years teaching experience. Her works are in private and corporate collections worldwide. Show runs November 27-December 29, 2017. Opening Reception Friday, December 1, 2017.
This Is America Artist Benefits
Chosen artists will be eligible for $500 in cash awards. The show will be promoted to extensive marketing and press contacts as well as on social media. A postcard promoting the show will be distributed locally and made available to all accepted artists. Opening reception will be at a First Friday event. First Friday openings at Gallery Underground feature food, drink, and music. They attract over 100 people every month. Sales of art will be promoted, with 70% of purchase price paid to artist.
About Gallery Underground
Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, is the premier art exhibition space for Arlington Artists Alliance members who are accepted into the gallery by jury. The artwork shown at Gallery Underground changes each month. An opening reception is held on the first Friday of every month. The gallery features juried solo and group shows in the Focus Gallery and members’ work in the Main Gallery. Media includes paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, drawings, sculpture, photography, glass, ceramics, and jewelry.
The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County, VA, a creative collaborative of 140 artists working in Arlington. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) arts organization, established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County. It provides professional development activities for local artists and serves the community through exhibits, instruction, mentoring, and outreach projects. Gallery Underground was voted “Best Art Gallery” in 2015 by the readers of Arlington Magazine.
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