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Fiber IV: Juried Art Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Fiber IV: Juried Art Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

r[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for Fiber IV, an exhibition celebrating everything fiber. LibertyTown wants to showcase the full breadth of fiber art including, but not limited to, weaving, dying, felting, sculpture, sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. Fiber can be cotton, wood, wool, paper, metal, or synthetic materials.

The artwork must consist primarily of fiber and be of original design. Kits and commercial patterns are prohibited. The method of displaying the work must be obvious or clearly indicated and easily achieved by LibertyTown staff. Any specialty hangers or forms must be included with the work. Artists should indicate all fiber media used in each piece.

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Enter by: 16 September 2024

A non-refundable application fee must be paid for each submitted piece before it will be juried. Payment may be submitted electronically via Submittable or by check delivered to LibertyTown.

Application Fees:

  • 1st piece (Non-member): $25
  • 1st piece (Member): $15
  • Each additional piece: $5

All artists age 16 and older, working in fiber based media, may apply to this show. Artwork previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Artwork must be original and completed within the last five years.

Artwork accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, no sawtooth hangers, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Calendar:

  • 9/18: Notifications sent
  • 9/30: Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 8PM
  • 10/4: Opening reception
  • 10/27: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up

Fiber IV: Artist Benefits

Awards:

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $125

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show. Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,000 square foot art facility located in downtown, Fredericksburg, Virginia. LibertyTown is home to over 80 artists, working artists’ studios, and a full spectrum of art classes offered to the public. Main gallery Shows rotate monthly. This ensures that LibertyTown is always presenting new items for local patrons to enjoy and experience. LibertyTown features show items for viewing and sale on their website and features show items on Facebook and Instagram pages. Located downtown, the location is walkable, and they have many visitors local and visiting. LibertyTown participates in First Friday art receptions, which is a well-attended event that happens monthly.

For more information, contact info@LibertyTownArts.com

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The Great Outdoors Art Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

The Great Outdoors Art Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for The Great Outdoors, a national juried art exhibition. There are so many worlds outside of our screens and four house walls. This summer Libertytown wants to see your art celebrating your exploration of the world outside. It could be photos of grand mountains, or small tadpoles in a pond at your local park. The only requirement is that it’s about the natural life that surrounds us. All mediums welcome.

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Enter by: 17 June 2024

A non-refundable application fee must be paid for each submitted piece before it will be juried. Payment may be submitted electronically via submittable or by check delivered to LibertyTown.

Application Fees:

  • 1st piece (Non-member): $25
  • 1st piece (Member): $15
  • Each additional piece: $5

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and not from kits and made in the least five years.

Work accepted into The Great Outdoors exhibition must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed must be ready to show, with no unfired media, no wet paint or other unfinished surfaces. LibertyTown will provide pedestals and shelving as needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Calendar:

  • 6/19: Notifications sent via Submittable Only
  • 7/1: Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 8PM
  • 7/5: Opening reception
  • 7/28: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up/will be shipped back

The Great Outdoors: Artist Benefits

Awards:

  • 1st Place: $400
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show. Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,000 square foot art facility located in downtown, Fredericksburg, Virginia. LibertyTown is home to over 80 artists, working artists’ studios, and a full spectrum of art classes offered to the public. Main gallery Shows rotate monthly. This ensures that LibertyTown is always presenting new items for local patrons to enjoy and experience. LibertyTown features show items for viewing and sale on their website and features show items on Facebook and Instagram pages. Located downtown, the location is walkable, and they have many visitors local and visiting. LibertyTown participates in First Friday art receptions, which is a well-attended event that happens monthly.

For more information, contact info@LibertyTownArts.com

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Joy! A Celebration of Queer Happiness (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Joy! A Celebration of Queer Happiness (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Libertytown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for Joy! A Celebration of Queer Happiness, a national juried art exhibition.

LibertyTown doesn’t want to candy coat anything, or be toxically positive, but it seems like everything that everyone is working toward with Pride is about the basic right to be safe and happy. While that is simple in concept, it’s not so simple to achieve with all the hate that still poisons the well. That’s what makes Pride so moving for LibertyTown. It’s an expression of effervescent joy; the kind of joy that only comes from emerging or being released from oppression. Joy in the face of oppression is defiant. It is a protest. LibertyTown feels like that is the core of contemporary Pride. Show them your art that celebrates defiant joy, be it in the smallest moments of domesticity or the larger expressions of breaking free.

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Enter by: 20 May 2024

Application Fees:

  • 1st piece (Non-member): $25
  • 1st piece (Libertytown Member): $15
  • Each additional piece: $ 5

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original, not from kits, and completed in the last 5 years.

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed must be ready to show, with no unfired media, and no wet paint or other unfinished surfaces. LibertyTown will provide pedestals and shelving as needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Calendar

  • 5/22: Notifications sent via Submittable Only
  • 6/3: Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 8PM
  • 6/7: Opening reception
  • 6/30: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up/will be shipped back

Joy! A Celebration of Queer Happiness Awards:

  • 1st Place: $400
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show. Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,000 square foot art facility located in downtown, Fredericksburg, Virginia. LibertyTown is home to over 80 artists, working artists’ studios, and a full spectrum of art classes offered to the public. Main gallery Shows rotate monthly. This ensures that LibertyTown is always presenting new items for local patrons to enjoy and experience. LibertyTown features show items for viewing and sale on their website and features show items on Facebook and Instagram pages. Located downtown, the location is walkable, and they have many visitors local and visiting. LibertyTown participates in First Friday art receptions, which is a well-attended event that happens monthly.

For more information, contact info@libertytownarts.com

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Imagination: Juried Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Imagination: Juried Exhibition (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Mills Pond Gallery announces a call for artists for Imagination, a juried art exhibition. Dreams, humor, fantasy, and creativity are pursuits that keep the human spirit alive. Imagination makes possible our thinking about what is and what might be. Mills Pond Gallery is looking for art that ignites curiosity and delights the senses, encouraging us to take some time away from the world as we know it and enjoy the creative power of imagination.

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Enter by: 5 June 2024

Submit your art that offers a unique glimpse into your imagination and allows viewers to see today’s world through your eyes, inspiring meaningful dialogue, spur thinking or simply allow us to dream. Submit 2D paintings, drawings, or illustrations in any style created in acrylic, watercolor, oil, pencil, gouache, pastel, ink, charcoal, or mixed media. No photography or digital art.

The juror, David Reuss, is a proud New York City native with over thirty years’ experience in illustration and fine art. His work encompasses an array of subjects, mediums, and clients. He is an award-winning member of the Salmagundi Club where he teaches painting and drawing. An Executive member of the Society of Illustrators, he currently serves as Membership Chair and Treasurer. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts and earned his Master’s Degree in Arts and Cultural Management at Pratt Institute. “Strength is what appeals mostly to me in art. The work can be any medium, style, subject or size, however in the end the work must have power.”

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The gallery has 11 foot ceilings and five large exhibit rooms, holding up to sixty works.

About Mills Pond Gallery

Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. There are Five gallery rooms and the facility can display an average of 60-70 works of art. Adaptation of Mills Pond House for public use has introduced modern mechanical systems to the structure without impairing its historic integrity. Gallery lighting and handicapped access have been designed to complement the original building. Notable among the ca. 1838 Grecian details are the gold-veined marble mantelpieces, ornamental plater “centres” applied to the ceilings, and front and rear stoops supported by wooden Doric columns.

Mills Pond house preserves the locality’s name, but departs from tradition in other respects. Its high-style Grecian design is unusual on Long Island and the hand of an accomplished architect is nearly unique at this early date. Pollard’s influence is seen in the use of imported materials: Albany boards, Carolina yellow pine, English glass, Connecticut stone, and Santo Domingan mahogany. The silvered hardware, decorative plaster, and carpeting were bought in New York City shops. William Wickham Mills died in 1865. His home descended in the family until its gift to the Town of Smithtown in 1976. Today, it is preserved for use as an arts-related facility.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org

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MORE! Embracing Excess – Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

MORE! Embracing Excess – Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center announces a call for artists to submit original artworks for MORE! Embracing Excess. This exhibition seeks to unravel the layers of complexity and indulgence found in the realm of maximalism, showcasing the beauty that emerges when more is truly more.

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Enter by: 14 April 2024

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center aims to challenge traditional norms and push the boundaries of artistic expression by featuring a diverse array of artworks, installations, and designs that embody the extravagance, the lavishness, and the exuberance of maximalism. The exhibition will highlight bold colors, patterns, textures, intricate detail, and overwhelming visual richness.  Graphic designers who produce fabric and wallpaper are also encouraged to apply.

MORE! Embracing Excess – Artist Benefits

  • Have your artwork seen by a Juror from the Smithsonian Museum system. Shows are not juried blind.
  • Galleries are trafficked by roughly 7,000 visitors a month. Foot traffic is higher in the summer months during nice weather.
  • Artists receive complementary graphics. A virtual exhibition booklet is made for each exhibition.
  • Shipping scholarships are available.
  • Three artworks are chosen for a monetary prize in the form of a juror award.

About Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a shady walking path that meanders through the woods past permanent and loaned sculpture, including over thirty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Artists in the collection include: Antonio Tobias Mendez, Barbara Hepworth, Cesar, Robert Engman, Jean Arp, Kenneth Snelson and Fransisco Zuniga. Young guests can frolic in the Fairy Lolly Creative Play Space and explore the many trails, including the Tree-mendous Trail.

The award-winning Arts Building includes rotating exhibition space, the Nature Nook, the artLAB Creative Reuse Studio, the Annmarie Gift Shop, and lovely wrap around patios. Annmarie presents a variety of popular annual festivals, rotating exhibitions, family activities, and creative public programs. The Studio School offers classes for all ages and abilities – from pottery to dance – taught by professional artists and arts educators.

For more information, contact exhibits@annmariegarden.org

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Forced Perspective Fine Arts Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Forced Perspective Fine Arts Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for Forced Perspective, their 35th annual Fine Arts Exhibition.  When experiences challenge our worldview or encounters lead to a reexamination of long-held beliefs, we realize jarring truths or witness inescapable realities. Artists and audiences are invited to consider how enduring discomfort affects how we relate to ourselves, each other, and the world.

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Enter by: 15 March 2024

Artists working in all media may apply for Forced Perspective, a juried multimedia presentation that contributes a fresh and unique perspective in conjunction with the Decatur Arts Festival. The exhibition will be installed in the newly renovated Fourth Floor Gallery of the Decatur Library, part of the DeKalb County Public Library. The show will run May 2 – June 14, 2024, in Decatur, Georgia.

Forced Perspective 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 institutions and universities frequently purchase exhibiting artwork. Purchase awards will be publicly announced on the exhibition website.

This is the 35th year of this exhibition. It reaches more the 60,000 in the month of May. There are dedicated institutional purchases from every exhibition.

About City of Decatur

The City of Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, is located just east of and adjacent to the city of Atlanta’s in-town communities and near the metro area suburbs. With more than 200 shops and restaurants in commercial districts around the Square and in historic Oakhurst Village, Decatur is a popular shopping, dining, entertainment, and arts destination. Twenty-four thousand residents live in Decatur’s quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods and downtown condominiums, and as the DeKalb County seat, this thriving commercial community is the epicenter of county business.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

Since 1989, the Decatur Arts Alliance has expanded its impact. Today the 501c3 brings a full spectrum of arts to the community through outdoor art installations, live music, community classes, and exhibitions. All are free and open to the community and the Atlanta metro area. The Decatur Arts Alliance works to connect residents, businesses, tourists, and artists to increase art access and engagement. The organization is committed to ensuring equitable opportunities for emerging and established artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org

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POP! Art With Mass Appeal (Solomons, MD) – Call For Artists

POP! Art With Mass Appeal (Solomons, MD) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center announces a call for artists to submit original artworks to POP! Art with Mass Appeal. This juried exhibition seeks to showcase artworks that capture the essence of, or provide commentary on, pop art’s evolution in the digital age. Artists are encouraged to delve into the vibrant world of popular media and consumer culture. Explore how it shapes and redefines our views on each other, society, and the world. From traditional pop art aesthetics, to internet memes, viral fame, music and television references, popular animation and illustration styles, and logos and icons, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center invites artists to interpret this theme with creativity, imagination, satire, and/or a sense of humor.

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Enter by: 10 March 2024

This show seeks art that embraces bold colors, dynamic compositions, and a graphic style that defines the heart of pop art. Whether through traditional mediums or digital formats, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center is looking for artwork that visually resonates with the energy, intensity, and even the absurdity of contemporary popular culture.

POP! Art with Mass Appeal is open to all media. 2-D, 3-D, indoor, and outdoor artwork will be considered. Digital artists must provide all display equipment, but please be aware the gallery is full of windows and natural light. Projections don’t work well in the space. All work must be created within the last four years. Artists must be 18 years or older. Artists must be living and working in the United States.

POP! Art With Mass Appeal Artist Benefits

This exhibition will be open to the public in the Kay Daugherty Gallery of Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center from May 3, 2024, to September 22, 2024.

Artists have the opportunity to exhibit and sell work in the beautiful Kay Daugherty gallery. Exhibitions are promoted through social media, the gallery’s website, MSAC, and targeted advertisements. Foot traffic for galleries during the months this show will be on display averages 7,500 people.

Funding for shipping is avaliable via a scholarship application.

Three Juror awards are chosen with each exhibition. The Juror is Teri Towler, Director of Collections at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens.

About Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a shady walking path that meanders through the woods past permanent and loaned sculpture, including over thirty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Artists in the collection include: Antonio Tobias Mendez, Barbara Hepworth, Cesar, Robert Engman, Jean Arp, Kenneth Snelson and Fransisco Zuniga. Young guests can frolic in the Fairy Lolly Creative Play Space and explore the many trails, including the Tree-mendous Trail.

The award-winning Arts Building includes rotating exhibition space, the Nature Nook, the artLAB Creative Reuse Studio, the Annmarie Gift Shop, and lovely wrap around patios. Annmarie presents a variety of popular annual festivals, rotating exhibitions, family activities, and creative public programs. The Studio School offers classes for all ages and abilities – from pottery to dance – taught by professional artists and arts educators.

For more information, contact exhibits@annmariegarden.org

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Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024 – Call For Artists

Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024 – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and ImageOut Art seek artist submissions for Queering Democracy: Art, Identity, And Politics In 2024, a juried exhibition opening in Rochester, New York, in October 2024.

Queer art has achieved greater prominence in recent years, yet the LGBTQIA+ community’s struggle for freedom and equality persists. RoCo hopes this exhibition will serve as a reflection of our current moment, and as a poignant response to the alarming rise of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation sweeping the nation.

 

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Enter by: 15 June 2024

For Queering Democracy, RoCo welcomes 2D, 3D, and electronic media that showcases experiences, emotions, and thoughts on the evolving struggle for LGBTQIA+ rights and representation. Artists located in the United States of all backgrounds, identities, and those exploring all narratives of genderqueerness are invited to apply.

Accepted artists will receive a stipend to help offset the cost of production or transport of their work. RoCo’s community consists of a membership base of over 1,000 artists and art-appreciators, and many non-members who visit regularly and support their exhibitions. They offer a wide range of promotion, including daily social media posts, weekly newsletters, and posts to a variety of art and news websites. RoCo hopes to support both familiar faces and new artists through this exhibition and introduce their important artwork to RoCo’s audience.

About Rochester Contemporary Art Center

RoCo is a venue for the exchange of ideas whose mission is to support and exhibit artists who address pressing issues through their work, especially emerging artists, both from Rochester and beyond. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists. They host five or six exhibitions each year, including a Members Exhibition in the winter and an annual fundraising exhibition, 6×6, every summer. Other exhibitions are often curated or juried, many times in partnership with other local or regional organizations and curators. RoCi has a special focus and interest in providing curated video programs in their media room and public art in the park outside their building.

For more information, contact info@rochestercontemporary.org

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M&T Bank Clothesline Art Festival (Rochester, NY) – Call For Artists

M&T Bank Clothesline Art Festival (Rochester, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) of the University of Rochester announces a call for artists for the M&T Bank Clothesline Art Festival, their largest annual fundraiser and biggest celebration of the arts for over 60 years. Over 300 artists from across the country offer their work for purchase at this juried, two-day festival that takes place on the beautiful grounds of the Memorial Art Gallery. Clothesline is also the place to experience all-day live entertainment, sample food from some of Rochester’s favorite food trucks and vendors, enjoy free family art activities, and visit the museum.

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Register by: 30 April 2024

Three M&T Bank Clothesline Art Festival artists will receive awards recognizing extraordinary quality, craftsmanship, creativity and/or outstanding presentation. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $300. MAG will recognize one first-time exhibitor who will receive a cash prize of $100.

Judging will begin at 10 AM on Saturday morning. All artists’ artist spaces will be viewed. Winners will be announced live on WXXI (91.5 FM) at 2:45 pm that day.

About The Memorial Art Gallery

A visit to the Memorial Art Gallery is a journey through more than 5,000 years of art history. From the relics of antiquity to works in the vanguard of contemporary practice, MAG offers a panorama of the world’s art. The 14-acre campus is a spectacular public art space that is a popular destination for Rochesterians and out-of-town visitors alike.

MAG’s permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects has been called, “the best balanced in the state outside of metropolitan New York City.” In addition to its collection, the museum offers a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts, tours, and family activities.

For more information, contact clothesline@mag.rochester.edu

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

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

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] A.I.R. Studio Paducah offers residencies of two weeks to three months year-round to visual artists, composers, architects, improvisational dancers, poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. This residency affords residents the time and space for focused, independent work, the development of new ideas and experimentation.

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Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Applications are currently being reviewed for 2025 residencies with limited dates still available in July and August 2024.

Residents are provided with a private efficiency apartment and studio space, located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky, six blocks from the Ohio River. The cost of the residency is $700 for two weeks and $1,000 per month.

Accessibility accommodations include an accessible front sidewalk and entrance, accessible studio doorways, and a walker-accessible bathroom with handrails.

A.I.R. Studio Paducah is a residency created to offer a quiet live and work environment to a wide spectrum of creatives. The studio is in walking distance of several area cultural centers, galleries, and performance venues as well as the tranquil banks of the Ohio River. The studio features a storefront multi-purpose display space that can be used to host exhibitions or special presentations during the residency. Visiting residents not only benefit from supportive interaction with the surrounding arts community, but also benefit from joining a network of past residents with whom they can exchange ideas and form lasting professional relationships.

“The time at AIR was creative, meditative, restorative. The two of us lived a simple life, made good food, came together for meals twice a day, walked to several nearby restaurants for a change of pace. The flexibility of the space was great for writing — we were able to pitch separate camps or share space to work together according to our needs. We used the front window, the dining table, miscellaneous perches that the lightweight folding tables made possible, and, thanks to a spell of marvelous Kentucky weather, the picnic table outside, where I greeted first light, enjoyed happy hour, and sometimes wrote well past dark. Twice a day we went walking around Lower Town, enjoying the wide streets, the lovely buildings, and the friendly greetings of strangers. I did not anticipate enjoying Paducah so much.” – Bill Beverly

About A.I.R. Studio Paducah

A.I.R. Studio Paducah, now in its 19th year as an artist residency program, is situated in the heart of the LowerTown Arts District, Paducah, Kentucky. Since 2004, creatives from around the country and abroad have passed through A.I.R. doors to make the most of the space and a stretch of undistracted time as envisioned by founder Alonzo Davis, himself an artist.

Drawn to Paducah by the Artist Relocation Program, Davis initially considered LowerTown as the location for a personal studio/retreat. Inspired, however, by working retreat experiences in California, Costa Rica, Connecticut, Wyoming, Colorado, and Virginia, Davis decided instead to establish an artist residency program. Not only would visiting artists benefit, but also interaction with a changing influx of creatives from outside could lend an additional dynamic to the evolving LowerTown community. An active residency program heightens the arts district visibility in the world of artist’s communities nationally and internationally.

For more information, contact airstudiopaducah@gmail.com

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