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The Book As Art: Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Book As Art: Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for The Book As Art V.12, a juried exhibition. International artists of all mediums may apply. The exhibition will be installed in the newly renovated Fourth Floor Gallery at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, home to the Georgia Center for the Book.

The Book as Art series seeks to showcase beautifully made volumes, sculptural and conceptual interpretations, one-of-a-kind approaches to the book format, and wall-hung interpretations.

 

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Enter by: 17 June 2024

There is an application fee of $30, with which artists may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. Each work requires its own unique application, but a coupon code is provided in the application instructions that permits 2 additional submissions without charge. For each application, artists are required to include 1-5 images of the submitted artwork and/or may include 1 video.

The Book As Art Theme

The Book As Art v.12: Rock, Paper, Scissors is the twelfth edition of an art show celebrating books: objects that, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive.

Rock, Paper, Scissors draws its inspiration from the childhood game of chance. This zero-sum game, played with symbols made with the players’ hands, has origins dating back to Han Dynasty China, and later, Japan.

The game can have many variations: number of players, different names, or a reordering of the words: “rock,” “paper,” and “scissors.” Whether these objects are animals or elements, the concept remains the same. By using a simple mathematical formula, hand symbols, and a bit of luck, a decision is produced for the combatants.

The objects in this exhibition should interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and are transfigured. Artists are challenged to look inward and outward, to interpret and embrace the childlike fun of this seemingly simple, classic game that blends history, nature, and mathematics with a bit of luck.

Or, simply give yourself over, and play a game of chance! 1, 2, 3…

Artist Benefits

Awards:

  • Best of Show: $1,000
  • Gold Award: $700
  • Silver Award: $500

Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur for inclusion in its public art collection. Local universities and institutions regularly purchase work from this exhibition.

Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of this exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price. The 8% Georgia sales tax will be added at the point of sale. Sales from the Fine Art Exhibition have increased each year and works from the exhibition have been added to private, corporate, and non-profit collections.

The Book as Art is an annual showcase that’s made possible through partnership between the Decatur Arts Alliance, the Dekalb County Public Library, and the Georgia Center for the Book. Located in Downtown Decatur, GA, the exhibition is accessible to the greater Atlanta community and a free art experience for local residents and tourists.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

Since its founding in 1989, the Decatur Arts Alliance has continually expanded its impact. Today, the 501(c)3 nonprofit brings a full-spectrum arts experience to the community every day through outdoor installations, live music, art events and festivals, community classes, and exhibitions – deliberately available at no/low cost to the public.

The Decatur Arts Alliance works to connect residents, businesses, tourists, and artists to increase arts access and engagement. The organization is committed to ensuring equitable opportunities for emerging and established artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds, and to producing work that is impactful for a broad range of community members.

For more information, contact bookart@decaturartsalliance.org

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The Second Half (50 and Over) Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

The Second Half (50 and Over) Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for The Second Half (50 and Over), an in-gallery and online art exhibition. This is an open theme, open medium call for artists for any artist 50 years of age or older.

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Enter by: 30 May 2024

Las Laguna Art Gallery is looking to celebrate the talent, experience, and unique viewpoint of those in “the 2nd half” of life. As we grow older, the maturity and insight life has given us multiplies. The viewpoints and experiences that come with age are invaluable lessons to us all on how to live life – and live it well.

For the online exhibition, each artist that submits will have at least one artwork selected to be shown. Las Laguna Art Gallery promotes artists and their artwork on their website, Instagram, Facebook, and to a group of collectors and supporters.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

Las Laguna Art Gallery is located in the well-known art community of Laguna Beach, California. They are on an oceanside cliff in a cute little village of art and shops. Each month, they host a different themed show featuring artists from around the world. They pride themselves in being an entry point for artists new to showing their artwork, as well as a place that experienced artists love to exhibit.

For more information, contact laslagunaartgallery@gmail.com

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Domestic Affairs: Juried Art Exhibition (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

Domestic Affairs: Juried Art Exhibition (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Susquehanna Art Musuem (SAM) announces a call for artists for their 9th annual juried exhibition, Domestic Affairs.  Submit artwork that explores subjects relating to the domestic. In a time when social, political, and familial norms are being revealed and renegotiated on an international scale, the term ‘domestic’ relates to a wide range of topics.

Submitted works may include but are not limited to the following subject matter: the architecture or design of homes, neighborhoods, and cities; domestic labor; gender and social roles; domestic and foreign policies; domesticity; boundaries and borders; indigeneity; political and interpersonal relations; and domestication.

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Enter by: 15 July 2024

Selected artworks will lean into the complexity of what is considered domestic and offer a nuanced interpretation of the concept. Work in all media is welcome for consideration, and selections will be made based on the applicability to the theme as well as the group of pieces that work best as a whole. Submissions are limited to works with a maximum dimension of 72”.

SAM is pleased to welcome 2024 juror Cesar Cornejo, Associate Professor of Fine Art at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, United Kingdon.

Susquehanna Art Museum offers two awards for Domestic Affairs:

  1. The Juror’s Choice Prize is selected by the juror, Cesar Cornejo. The artist of the selected piece will be awarded $400.
  2. The Viewer’s Choice Prize will be awarded to the artwork that receives the most votes by museum visitors throughout the duration of the exhibition. The artist of the winning piece will be awarded $250. Voting for this prize will take place October 9 – December 20, 2024.

About Susquehanna Art Museum

Nestled within the Pennsylvania Capital City’s emerging midtown neighborhood in a newly reclaimed building, the Susquehanna Art Museum serves as a catalyst in the Commonwealth to offer educationally superior programming and diversely extraordinary exhibitions.

SAM is dedicated to encouraging and inspiring visitors of all ages to become more familiar with, knowledgeable of, and appreciative of the art and culture that surrounds them. Educational programming is developed to enhance and enrich the visitor experience, providing a wide variety of classes, lectures, workshops, discussions, critiques, and more for adult learners.

For more information, contact bcarrow@susquehannaartmuseum.org

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NATO Mural Competition (Washington, DC) – Call For Artists

NATO Mural Competition  (Washington, DC) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] NATO announces a call for young artists (under 35 years old) from the United States or any other NATO member county to submit artwork featuring their interpretation of peace, security, unity and freedom for the NATO Mural Competition, the celebration of the Alliance’s 75th anniversary.

 

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Enter by: 12 May 2024

Submit your work to the NATO mural competition – an opportunity to showcase your talent and artistic vision of the future. This is NATO’s 2nd mural competition. In January 2024, NATO unveiled its first public mural, created by street artists in Vilnius, Lithuania, to celebrate the summit held in the city in 2023 and symbolise NATO’s collective defence mission.

The winner of this year’s NATO’s mural competition will get to work with a Washington, DC, street artist to develop their artwork. The design will be featured as a permanent mural on a wall in Washington, DC.

Additionally, top artworks from this year’s mural competition will be displayed at an exhibition at the 2024 NATO Summit venue in Washington, DC.

About NATO

In 2024, NATO celebrates 75 years of collective defence. Since its creation on 4 April 1949, the transatlantic Alliance has grown from 12 founding members to 32 member countries, all working together to keep our people safe. A community of Allies bound together by common values of democracy, individual liberty, human rights and the rule of law, NATO celebrates its anniversary on 4 April at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and at the upcoming summit on 9-11 July in Washington, DC, where its founding treaty was signed.

For more information, contact honor.addington@mcsaatchi.com.

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Environmental Challenges (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Environmental Challenges (Online Photography Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decagon Gallery announces a call for artists for the Environmental Challenges online photography exhibition. Are you passionate about capturing the world around you and raising awareness about pressing environmental issues? Decagon Gallery invites photographers from around the globe to participate in an online photography competition focused on the timely and important theme of environmental challenges.

Through your lens, showcase the environmental challenges that our planet faces, from climate change and pollution to biodiversity loss and sustainable development. This is an opportunity to use the power of photography to shed light on the critical issues impacting our environment and inspire positive change.

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Enter by: 25 June 2024

Join Decagon Galllery in using the art of photography to amplify the conversation about environmental challenges and inspire action towards a more sustainable future.

  • Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2024
  • Exhibition Dates: July 1 — August 31, 2024

The gallery offers cash prizes to the top three entries, as well as promotion on social media and email blasts. The first place winner will be offered a free exhibition in the online gallery’s featured section.

About Decagon Gallery

Decagon Gallery is an online photography gallery based in Brooklyn, New York, that specializes in contemporary photography. The gallery offers photographers several curated platforms to showcase their work and connect with art enthusiasts worldwide.

The gallery maintains a robust online presence through its website and social media, as it aims to promote itself through email marketing, social media, and collaborations with other art organizations.

For more information, contact info@decagongallery.com

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Portals (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Portals (Online Photography Competition) – Call For Artists

Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Portals, an online photography competition.

Portals is one of NYC4PA’s favorite themes. It allows for so much creativity capturing things that are all around wherever we may be.

Doors, windows, arches, frames, and tunnels are so much a part of our lives. There are so many ways to think about them. We can look at or through them. We can poke our hand out the window to test the weather, or see a wonderful scene a little differently when framed by an arch or array of tree limbs in a park.

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Enter by: 19 May 2024

For this call, your images can focus on the portal itself like a half closed door, wonderful windowsill, or view through an archway to the other side. Does it frame the main subject of the photograph or does it add another dimension, such as the distortions of old glass or reflections in windowpanes. Be creative and have fun in the process.

As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted. Images awarded an NYC4PA prize within the past 2 years are not eligible. Images submitted that were not selected for a prize may be submitted at any time.

NYC4PA offers opportunities to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. 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. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com

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Art On Loop Exhibition (Toronto, Ontario) – Call For Artists

Art On Loop Exhibition (Toronto, Ontario) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Holy Art Gallery announces a call for artists for the Art On Loop Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration. Submit works in any medium.

 

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Enter by: 10 December 2024

Any artist from any background can submit any of their work to the Art On Loop Toronto exhibition. The Holy Art Gallery is looking for unique and diverse perspectives. The theme of the exhibition is open, meaning there are no restrictions or limitations on what you can submit.

About The Holy Art Gallery

The Holy Art Gallery is a passionate team of people working tirelessly to bring you the best selection of religious art online. Their goal is to create a space where people can find inspiration, beauty, and peace through the power of art.

Their collection features a diverse range of artwork from talented artists all around the world. From traditional oil paintings to modern digital creations, they have something for everyone. They believe that each piece of art has its own unique message and strive to curate a collection that reflects this diversity.

The Holy Art Gallery is a platform for artists to showcase their talents and share their stories with the world. The gallery works closely with our artists to ensure that they receive proper recognition and compensation for their hard work.

The Holy Art gallery is  located in the heart of New York City. It has become a hub for both established and emerging artists to showcase their work. The gallery’s mission is to promote contemporary art from all over the world and provide a platform for artists to express their creativity.

As you walk through the doors of the Holy Art gallery, you are immediately immersed in a world of vibrant colors, intricate designs, and thought-provoking pieces. From abstract paintings to sculptures and mixed media installations, there is something for every art lover to admire.

What makes this gallery truly unique is its dedication to showcasing diverse perspectives and breaking societal norms through art. Each exhibit challenges traditional ideas and pushes boundaries, making viewers think outside the box.

For more information, contact hello@theholyart.com

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ARC Salon (International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

ARC Salon (International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Art Renewal Center announces a call for artists for The 17th International ARC Salon Competition.

When talking about competitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, the International ARC Salon is the largest in the world. With over $130,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries, and museums, don’t miss your chance to compete.

Categories include: figurative, portraiture, imaginative realism, drawing, landscape, still life, plein air painting, fully from life, sculpture, animals, and a special category for teens.

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Enter by: 13 June 2024

Artists may enter and win in one or multiple categories. The competition is open to all those who wish to apply worldwide. There is no limit to the number of artworks you may enter.

Unlike many other competitions, the International ARC Salon is only dedicated to representational art and artists. Representational artwork in all styles spanning from highly realistic to impressionistic to imaginative qualify. To ARC’s knowledge there is not another visual art competition that offers the number of categories and diversity of awards as the ARC Salon Art Competition. Organizations from around the world participate by offering a variety of prizes and opportunities for artists.

The ARC Salon is flexible for artists in that works entered into the competition do not have to be available for sale, though there are sale opportunities for works that are, and works do not have to be available to travel in the live exhibition to compete and win the top awards in the competition. There are always enough works that are available to create the show.

ARC Salon Artist Benefits

Over 180 awards and honorable mentions. Applicants will have a chance to participate in the planned exhibition at Sotheby’s New York in the summer of 2026.

All winners, honorable mentions, finalists, and semi-finalists will have their entries accompanied by their name and artwork details displayed on the ARC website. Biography, photo of the artist, and painting descriptions provided during the entry process may be shown for all qualifying works. All winners, honorable mentions, and some finalists will be featured in the 17th/18th International ARC Salon Book, “International Realism”. In addition, all winners and honorable mentions will receive an award certificate suitable for framing.

About The Art Renewal Center

The ARC is devoted to promoting education in realistic art utilizing training techniques and the proliferation of historical art works. The philosphy, written by ARC Chairman, Frederick C. Ross, delves into the significance of realistic artworks and what they mean to humanity as a whole. Learn how art is a universal language and how to tell the difference between a work of art that is successful and one that falls short.

For more information, contact sabrina.foland@artrenewal.org

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Paperworks 2024 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Paperworks 2024 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] bj spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Paperworks 2024, an online international juried competition.

The competition is for artists who use paper as their primary medium or create artworks made on, of, or about paper including cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, or as the subject of a video and installation.

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Enter by: 5 June 2024

The entry fee is $35.00 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos. Artists will be judged on their body of work.

All entries to the Paperworks 2024 competition must be the original artwork of the artist.

The juror is Julián Sánchez González, an art historian and PhD Candidate in Art History at Columbia University in New York City, and a Research Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art’s Cisneros Institute.

Paperworks Artist Benefits

The bj spoke gallery will promote the virtual show and display the finalists work on the gallery’s website and social media platforms. The virtual show dates will be July 1 through August 31, 2024. A reception and awards presentation will be held on Thursday, July 11th at 7pm (EST), via Zoom for artists, their guests, and the public. At which time, the award winners will be announced. Cash prize for First Place is $300, Second Place is $200, and Third Place is $100.

About bj spoke gallery

bj spoke gallery is a member owned and run, not-for-profit 501(c)3 gallery of professional artists with a broad diversification of styles and media. Artists have won numerous awards; been featured in press and media; taken roles as teachers, mentors, and exhibit jurors; and are represented in public and private collections.

The gallery presents members’ shows monthly, offers solo exhibitions for artists, yearly invitational shows, two national juried art competitions, artist talks, the Artist’s Circle (open to all artists, gallery membership not required), workshops, live theater, and poetry readings. In an effort to bring under-served artists to the attention of the Long Island community, the gallery maintains an outreach program to individuals, such as young emerging artists. Use of gallery space is extended for benefits, lectures, readings, and exhibits by not-for-profit groups whose mission reflects the objectives of the gallery.

bj spoke gallery has maintained a reputation as a prestigious gallery and sustained an image of excellence in reviews in New York’s Newsday and The New York Times. After nearly 50 years, their reputation continues to be one of artistic expertise, resilience, empowerment, and community engagement.

For more information, contact competitions@bjspokegallery.org

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STCEA Anniversary Show (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

STCEA Anniversary Show (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists (STCEA) announces a call for artists for an online art exhibition, STCEA Anniversary Show. This final exhibit of the STCEA season celebrates their 3rd anniversary of helping emerging artists build creative confidence through showing artwork.

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Enter by: 15 June 2024

The STCEA Anniversary Show theme is open and all styles and mediums are welcome. Submit your favorite pieces as you participate in art that does good!

20% of exhibit proceeds benefit Give 716, a partnership between Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fans to support Western New York non-profits.

A Best in Show (cash prize) and Awards of Distinction will be awarded to the works of highest artistic merit based on technical skill, creativity, innovation, and adherence to theme. An Artists’ Choice and People’s Choice award will be selected based on popular vote.

STCEA provides a safe space for you to build creative confidence. Have your work evaluated through a competitive juried show process that is welcoming to art students, new and emerging artists, and seasoned artists alike. Having your work displayed in an international juried show is a great way to boost your artistic presence, increase sales, and build your exhibition portfolio for future show opportunities, gallery representation, or entrance to MFA programs – or just for fun and personal growth. Online exhibits are good for the environment and your pocketbook – you save shipping fees and artwork preparation costs as your work is professionally displayed in an online gallery with shareable links for your website and social media feeds. Plus, direct viewers to your online shop, where you’ll keep 100% of the proceeds for any artwork sold.

About Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists

Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists believes in art that does good and makes the world a better place. STCEA donates a portion of the proceeds from every exhibition to support local and national non-profits doing good work in the communities they serve. Needs addressed through the contributions from STCEA exhibits include food security and basic living needs, racial equity, environment and natural resources, substance abuse and mental health services, animal rights and care, refugee resettlement, music education, affordable housing, and health and human services.

For more information, contact southerntierartists@gmail.com

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