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Wee Works At A Tiny Price (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Wee Works At A Tiny Price (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Deja 42 Art Gallery announces a call for artists to participate in the upcoming April 2022 exhibition, Wee Works at a Tiny Price for a Small Gallery. Open to creators working in all media. Works should be no larger than 5”x7” and priced at $42.

Although full donation is greatly appreciated and encouraged, exhibiting artists may choose to receive one-third (33%/$14 per piece) of the proceeds from sales of their work. The remaining two-thirds (66%/$28 per piece) will help Deja 42 remain open and benefit the local arts community.

 

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Enter by: 30 Mar 2022

A $12 fee is asked for up to three different artworks submitted.

  • Accepted submissions will be decided and artists notified by Friday, April 1st, 2022.
  • Pieces should be delivered to the Gallery by Friday, April 8th, 2022.
  • The opening reception will be on Saturday, April 9th, 2022, at Newbold Exchange, 1727 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia.

Chosen work for Wee Works will be showcased at Newbold Exchange, a beautiful cooperative workspace located in the vibrant and eclectic area of South Philadelphia. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

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

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Urban Landscape Photography Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Urban Landscape Photography Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Libertytown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for The Urban Landscape, a national juried photography exhibition. Though often far from nature, cities teem with interesting vistas, valleys, and peaks. They just all happen to be manmade. This summer, LibertyTown will host an exhibition about exploring urban jungles. Subject matter can range from architecture to human life and everything in-between.

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Enter by: 17 Jun 2022

The Urban Landscape is a photography show. Manipulation, editing, and other treatments to photographs are acceptable.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,00 square foot art facility located in downtown, Fredericksburg, Virginia, located halfway between DC and Richmond and a tourist destination rich in history. They are open seven days a week and evenings and get substantial visitors every day including local patrons and tourists visiting the city.

LibertyTown is home to over 80 artists and features a main gallery, working artists’ studios, and full spectrum of art classes offered to the public. Main gallery shows rotate monthly. Artwork featured in shows are shown for viewing and sale on the LibertyTown website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.  LibertyTown participates in the First Friday art reception, a well-attended event that happens monthly.

For more information, contact info@LibertyTownArts.com.

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Summer Artist Residency Program (Wisconsin) – Call For Artists

Summer Artist Residency Program (Wisconsin) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) announces a call for artists for the ACRE Summer Artist Residency Program. The program takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin. Developed as a means to support emerging visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performers, writers, and curators, the program provides artists with the opportunity to expand upon their individual practices as well as take part in optional programming within a collaborative community. This summer, ACRE will continue with a restructured model focusing on smaller residencies and reduced number of people on campus. Up-to-date vaccinations and a negative test before traveling are required for all visitors.

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Register by: 20 Mar 2022

Scholarships are available.

Run by a large community of volunteers, the program is designed to help fellow emerging artists develop, present, and grow their creative practices. Set on 1,000 acres of wetland, hills, and farmland, the Summer Artist Residency Program facilities include expansive communal workspaces, a screen-printing studio, woodshop, ceramics studio, fibers studio, art and tech facility, and sound studio. Two meals per day plus a light breakfast are provided and prepared daily using ingredients grown in the surrounding area.

Over the subsequent year, ACRE endeavors to provide further opportunities for exposure and community building to its alumni. Each resident is offered an exhibition opportunity at a Chicago gallery or one of a number of alternative exhibition spaces ACRE partners with in Chicago and is given access to an online “flat file,” where they can develop customizable pages to present their work. These efforts complement other activities and programming designed to create the conditions for a thriving and enduring arts network.

About Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions

Founded in 2010, ACRE is a non-profit organization based in Chicago designed to support emerging artists develop, discuss, and present their artistic practices. As a community-coordinated effort to provide emerging artists with an accessible, equitable, and interdisciplinary residency and exhibitions program, ACRE has welcomed over 1,000 visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performance artists, writers, curators, scientists, and chefs to its Wisconsin and Illinois communities.

For more information, contact info@acreresidency.org.

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Arts/Industry Residencies (Sheboygan, WI) – Call For Artists

Arts/Industry Residencies (Sheboygan, WI) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The John Michael Kohler Arts Center announces a call for artists for the 2023 Arts/Industry Residencies. For more than forty years, Arts/Industry has been connecting artists with the resources, technology, and materials of Kohler Co, as well as providing a place to explore new ideas, processes, and perspectives. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Each year, up to twelve artists are selected for residencies in the pottery or foundry areas of the factory through a competitive jury process. No experience with clay or cast metal is required, just an interest in pursuing a new body of work and being open to new ideas.

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Enter by: 14 Mar 2022

Arts/Industry residencies are three months in length and divided into three cohorts. There are four artists-in-residence in each cohort: two in pottery and two in foundry. Residents are expected to commit to the full three-month period. Artists-in-residence receive 24-hour access to studio space, industrial materials, use of equipment, technical assistance, photographic services, housing, round-trip transportation, and a modest weekly stipend.

Hundreds of artists have benefited from the celebrated Arts/Industry residency program since its beginning in 1974. The program, undoubtedly one of the most unusual ongoing collaborations between art and industry in the United States, was conceived and is administered by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and hosted by Kohler Co.

Arts/Industry offers artists the time and space to focus on the creation of new work and a unique location for their studios. Artists-in-residence work at the Kohler Co factory in the pottery and/or foundry. Artists need not have experience with clay or metal, just an interest in materials and the potential for the industrial environment and processes to influence their creative practice. Participants are exposed to a body of technical knowledge that enables and encourages them to explore new ways of thinking and working.

About John Michael Kohler Arts Center

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center located north of Milwaukee in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, was founded in 1967. It is dedicated to making innovative exhibitions and arts programming accessible to a broad audience. Central to its mission is promoting understanding and appreciation of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists through original exhibitions, commissioned works of art, performing arts programs, and community arts initiatives. Since the 1970s, JMKAC has preserved, studied, and exhibited works by art-environment builders and has earned a worldwide reputation for its work in this area. Art environments involve an individual significantly transforming their surroundings—for example, their home or yard—into an exceptional, multifaceted work of art.

The Arts Center’s downtown Sheboygan facility includes eight galleries, two performance spaces, a café, a retail shop, and a drop-in art-making studio. Among its program offerings are community arts projects; artist residencies; presentations of dance, film, and music; a free weekly summer concert series; classes and workshops; an onsite arts-based preschool program; and approximately twelve originally curated exhibitions of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists annually. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center also administers the renowned Arts/Industry residency program, which is hosted by Kohler Co.

For more information, contact artsindustry@jmkac.org.

Image: Arts/Industry artist-in-residence Kate Klingbeil in the Kohler Co Foundry, 2020. Photo: Kohler Co, courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

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North Benton Street Mural (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

North Benton Street Mural (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The City of Woodstock, Illinois, seeks artists’ proposals for the North Benton Street Mural as part of an outdoor dining and entertainment area in its historic downtown district. The commissioning of a new mural in the historic district is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to give residents and visitors opportunities to engage with the arts.

The mural will be attached to the exterior, west-facing facade of a privately owned building at 220 North Benton Street. The proposed mural site is located on a street adjacent to the historic Woodstock Square and within the historic district. During summer months, the street is closed to vehicular traffic. It is used as an outdoor dining and entertainment space by several nearby restaurants. The site has high visibility and a significant amount of pedestrian traffic.

Residents and visitors come to the historic Woodstock Square to attend performances at the Woodstock Opera House and private music and movie venues, as well as numerous special events throughout the year. The award-winning Woodstock Farmers Market, locally owned shops, and popular bars and restaurants attract people to the Woodstock Square in large numbers.

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Enter by: 25 Feb 2022

Timeline:

  • Finalists selected: By March 4, 2022
  • Design submissions: By March 25, 2022
  • Mural agreement available: By April 15, 2022
  • Project completed: By July 15, 2022

There is no submission fee. Artists may submit more than one proposed concept. Designs must be the artist’s own work and must not violate any copyright restrictions. Any artist with previous mural design and installation experience is eligible to submit a proposal. All correspondence and contracts are part of the public record. By submitting materials you are (1) consenting to the release of those materials by the City in response to requests under the Public Records Act and (2) agreeing to indemnify and hold harmless the City for release of such information.

Artists shall submit the following for consideration:

  • Artist Application
  • Resume
  • Link to portfolio
  • One to two paragraph narrative describing design concept, including substrate
  • Reference

City staff will review applications for completeness and eligibility. The City Council will determine final project award and contract terms. Designs may also be subject to review by the City’s Historic Preservation Commission and the City’s Arts Commission. After review by an art advisory group, finalists will be selected and notified to submit a full-color design for consideration. A $500 design fee will be paid to those artists not chosen as the finalist.

Proposals will be evaluated based on:

  • Artistic excellence, vibrancy, and originality of the artist
  • Appropriateness of the design for its site in Woodstock’s entertainment district
  • Documented experience of the artist in completing similar projects

The mural will be mounted to the west-facing brick façade of a historic building. The space available for the mural is approximately 30 feet by 12 feet. Permission from the building owner has been secured. It is clean and in good condition for an installation. The wall abuts the sidewalk; there are no obstructions. The City will work with the selected artist to accommodate requests for access to power and water as well as overnight storage of materials. The mural should be installed to withstand weather and other site conditions for a term to be agreed upon by the selected artist and the City in the mural agreement. The mural is subject to removal by the City at any time during or after the agreed upon period.

Policies:

  • The selected artist must show proof of liability insurance prior to beginning mural installation. The City of Woodstock, Benton Street LLC, and any other parties participating in installation must be named as additional insured entities.
  • Proposed designs remain the property of the artist unless the design is selected by the City. The selected design and installed mural will be the property of the City of Woodstock. As such, no royalties or fees, beyond the initial artist’s fee, will be attached to its ongoing use by the City.
  • Any unapproved substitutions or deviations from the approved final design or proposed materials may result in termination of contract, removal of imagery, and non-payment of any amount due. City staff will monitor mural installation.

North Benton Street Mural Artist Benefits

The artist stipend is $12,000. This amount must cover the artist’s design fee, supplies and travel. The City of Woodstock will pay for the substrate and equipment necessary to complete the project onsite. One-third of the amount will be paid when the mural agreement is signed; one-third at the project mid-point; and one-third when the project is completed.

Woodstock prides itself as McHenry County’s epicenter of artists, creative entrepreneurs, and those who appreciate imaginative expressions in an area rich with visionaries. Located in a collar county, Woodstock is a commuter rail stop away from Chicago and acts as a uniquely urban city surrounded by rural amenities such as agri-tourism farms, designated scenic drives and conservation areas nestled within glacial topography.

Woodstock’s rich history and vibrant sense of community provide a far-reaching opportunity for interested artists to express themselves, spark conversation, and capture the essence of a modern place rooted in its rich past.

Interested artists will find that Woodstock’s far-reaching marketing and recognizable Real Woodstock brand, along with community support for the arts, is tailor-made to propel commissioned works to the forefront of national awareness. Coupled with City support through its newly formed Arts Commission, artists commissioned for inaugural exhibits will be featured prominently as the public arts program continues to gain momentum through well-curated 2-D and 3-D art installations.

About the City of Woodstock, Illinois

Woodstock is the arts and culture focal point of McHenry County, Illinois. The Historic Woodstock Square is home to the Woodstock Opera House, Stage Left Café, and numerous other arts and entertainment venues. In its most recent downtown development plan, the City identified the creation of public art in the Woodstock Square Historic District as a goal.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, recognized as a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and named a Preserve America Community by the White House, Woodstock is a community unlike any other. The Historic Woodstock Square offers many shops and retail establishments in a unique and nostalgic atmosphere.

Throughout the year, Woodstock is host to many events, festivals, and fairs, from Fair Diddley Art Fair, to Summer Band Concerts, award-winning Farmer’s Market, to HarvestFest, and Groundhog Days–celebrating Woodstock’s starring role as Punxsutawney, PA in the 1992 Bill Murray classic movie Groundhog Day. The beautiful Gothic style Opera House serves as the cultural entertainment center of Woodstock, featuring plays, concerts, and performances throughout the year, including the Midwest Mozart Festival each summer.

For more information, contact kcoltrin@woodstockil.gov.

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Put A Bird On It Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Put A Bird On It Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] LibertyTown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for Put A Bird On It, a national juried exhibition. This show is all about the flying, waddling ancestors of dinosaurs and all their glory. Send your finest work. Just make sure it is about, or contains, a bird. Any kind will do. All mediums welcome.

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Enter by: 18 Feb 2022

Ok. We give up. We love birds too. We love them on a boat, we love them near a moat, we love them near and far, but we do not like their poop on our car. – LibertyTown Arts Workshop

Application Fees

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

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, 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

  • 2/20: Notifications sent via Submittable Only
  • 2/28: Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 8PM
  • 3/4: Opening reception, virtual tour at 1pm, and show opens at 5pm.
  • 3/27: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up/will be shipped back

Put A Bird On It Exhibition Awards

  • 1st Place: $300
  • 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.

You will be notified via Submittable if your work is accepted. Please make sure your email address is correct when you sign up and that you check the site on or around the notification date. Accepted work must arrive at LibertyTown by the stated due date. 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.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is the largest art center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. They are located in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, which provides a lot of foot traffic from visitors to the area and is conveniently located halfway between Washington, DC and Richmond, Virginia. LiberyTown has a full educational visual art class program and pottery studio where participants can work and take classes. They house and represent close to 80 local artists in almost all mediums.

LibertyTown holds monthly gallery shows. Juried shows offer cash prizes for applicants in the top three positions. LibertyTown promotes gallery shows through local media, on their website, and social media. They are open to the public Mondays through Saturdays at 10 am – 8 pm and Sundays at 10 am – 6 pm.

For more information, contact info@LibertyTownArts.com.

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Juried Art Exhibition (Valparaiso, IN) – Call For Artists

Juried Art Exhibition (Valparaiso, IN) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Art Barn School of Art announces a call for artists for the 28th annual Juried Art Exhibition. They are proud to continue the longstanding tradition of their late founder, Jan Sullivan. The purpose of the exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original, quality 2-dimensional and ceramic art.

The Art Barn is accepting 2-dimensional media including, but not limited to, drawing, fiber, mixed media, painting, pastels, photography and/or printmaking. Additionally, they will accept ceramics works which may be 2 or 3-dimensional and functional or non-functional (only single pieces, no sets).

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Enter by: 28 Feb 2022

Entry fees: 2 entries for $35, plus $5 for one additional entry

The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age and up and living in the United States. All entries must be of original design and personal execution. The exhibition attracts entries from aspiring and established artists from Northwest Indiana, Chicago suburbs, and Southwest Michigan. The entry process is entirely online.

Juror

Artist James Swanson will bring an expert eye to this year’s artwork selection process. As juror, he will help Art Barn ensure the highest standards and integrity. He will select 85 pieces for the exhibition.

The 2022 Juror, James Swanson, originally from Beloit, WI, sought to be a forest ranger but found (in his words) he “was better at painting trees than identifying them.” He received his BFA from The Columbus College of Art and Design where he studied illustration and later worked as an art director for ad agencies in Chicago, IL. He created and illustrated posters, ads, books, magazine covers, and animations. Clients included Budweiser, Bud Light, ESPN, US Tennis Open, The USA Olympic Volleyball Team, The Belmont Stakes, McDonalds, Kraft, and Soap Box Derby. Swanson discovered his passion for Plein Air painting (painting outdoors) while painting with friends.

James Swanson is represented in galleries around the United States. He is a Signature Artist member of The National Oil & Acrylic Society, The American Impressionists Society, and The Oil Painters of America. He has received numerous Best of Show Awards and the Quinquagenary Grand Prize in Painting at the 73rd Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition at the Swope Art Museum, which was later purchased by the Art Museum for their collection.

In 2014, Swanson began “Dog Day Month” challenges to celebrate the life of his golden retriever, Atticus. He paints an oil painting a day for one month using images sent to him by social media followers. Purchase proceeds are then donated to Paws Chicago.

James Swanson regularly teaches classes and workshops. He has reached international audiences online through Zoom. April 22 – 23, 2022 Art Barn School of Art will host a 2-day in-person workshop “K-9 Portraits with James Swanson.”

“I have worked in many mediums over my career and appreciate all kinds of artwork. During my review of submissions I’ll be looking for strong ideas, design and composition, as well as excellence in draftsmanship, use of color and technique.” – James Swanson

Juried Art Exhibition Artist Benefits

The exhibition opens April 2 and will run through May 19, 2022. An opening reception is scheduled for April 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Art Barn provides numerous purchase and merit awards totaling $4,000.

About Art Barn School of Art

Art Barn School of Art is dedicated to fostering a love of art in its unique 69-acre environment in Porter County, Indiana. The Art Barn offers a full range of art education classes for children and adults and is a venue for performing arts and weddings. In September, Art Barn hosts its annual outdoor Art Blitz which engages visitors in art-making, demonstrations, live music, and food.

Art Barn School of Art is a non-profit organization with all proceeds generated from this exhibition, aside from awards, in support Art Barn’s educational programs and exhibitions.

For more information, contact info@artbarnschool.org.

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Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition (Boone, NC) – Call For Artists

Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition (Boone, NC) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts announces a call for artists for the 36th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. This nationally recognized juried competition, established by Martin and Doris Rosen, has long served as a point of pride for Appalachian State University and its annual summer arts celebration, An Appalachian Summer Festival. Each year, ten sculptures are selected for installation in outdoor, public settings across the university campus.

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Enter by: 25 Feb 2022

The Rosen Award winners are announced at the Annual Sculpture Walk in July, a highlight of the summer festival season. This year’s competition juror is Elizabeth Brim. Brim is a blacksmith and teacher, living in western North Carolina. She’s best known for feminine imagery in her ironwork. A native of Columbus, Georgia, she graduated with an MFA in printmaking before studying and working with a variety of materials at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.

Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition Prizes

Cash prizes are awarded for first ($3,500), second ($2,500), and third place ($1,500). All artists whose works are installed will receive a $1500 honorarium to offset round trip transportation, lodging, and incidental expenses. The finalist sculptures remain on campus for a year and are accessible to faculty, students, and staff as well as the general community. Sales are encouraged as the program has a history of sales to private and corporate collections. All sales are subject to 40% commission.

“We normally walk through the world filtering out so much information and in so doing we trade wonder for efficiency. When a piece of art is put in your way and you stop to notice it, notice the things that move you, the choices the artist made, the parts of nature or industry that are evoked, then you start noticing more in general. Noticing begets noticing, begets wonder and awe, because those things are always out there in the world, but sometimes we need something to call to us and to pull us out of the everyday fog. All the artists on the art walk succeed in doing this in different ways.” – Ian Henderson, past juror

About Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

The Turchin Center engages visitors from the university, community, nation, and beyond in unique and meaningful experiences with the visual arts. They offer a wide array of dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach, and collection programs. These programs support the university’s teaching mission, inspire lifelong engagement with the visual arts, and create opportunities for participants to learn more about themselves and the world around them. The center is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of arts supporters, while presenting exhibition and education programming that fosters dialog about important issues facing today’s world, including social, racial, and economic justice.

For more information, contact reesjonesld@appstate.edu.

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Tephra Fine Arts Festival (Reston, VA) – Call For Artists

Tephra Fine Arts Festival (Reston, VA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) announces a call for artists for the Tephra Fine Arts Festival 2022. Now in its 31st year, the Tephra Fine Arts Festival (formerly Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival) has a long-standing reputation for showcasing high quality, hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind artwork in a dynamic outdoor setting.

Drawing upon a robust exhibitor and collector base coupled with Tephra ICA’s contemporary foundation, the Festival has become one of the region’s most anticipated events, attracting over 20,000 people annually to the unique, outdoor environment of Reston Town Center. The Festival is comprised of one-on-one experiences, performances, and special events that engage visitors with compelling artistic voices — leaving an exciting, thoughtful mark in the region.

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Enter by: 9 Jan 2022 [Extended]

The Festival is a three-day event opening on Friday, May 20, from 11am–6pm, providing first access to the Reston Town Center workforce and attracting an audience in search of world-class artwork for their offices, homes, and as gifts. Executive teams from corporate offices and serious artwork collectors purchase works from Festival artists to add value to their living and working spaces. Outreach to affluent patrons and knowledgeable collectors who recognize quality, original artwork is at the forefront of marketing efforts.

Tephra Fine Arts Festival Artist Benefits

Tephra ICA engages in an aggressive marketing and promotion campaign to better market, recognize, and celebrate Festival artists. They negotiate for well-placed advertising in prominent magazines and newspapers, arts-focused catalogs, and online Going Out Guides. Tephra ICA has a strong outreach campaign for social media, radio, and television, which includes both paid and trade advertising. The Festival audience has been described as “affluent, enthusiastic young to middle aged couples who are not too price sensitive.”

Festival Amenities

  • Prior day set-up and convenient load-in and load-out
  • Free parking Thursday through Sunday in on-site garages for passenger vehicles
  • Reduced hotel room rates for the Hyatt Regency Hotel on-site and Sheraton Reston off-site
  • 24/7 site security
  • Complimentary bottled water and portable snack options available daily
  • Ample artist support with modified booth-sitting options
  • Convenient and profitable selling hours for the Festival period (updated this year in response to artist feedback)
  • Complimentary tickets to the Festival Cocktail Hour for artists and a guest, including hors d’oeuvres and beverages
  • Electronic program with accompanying artwork images, artist booth numbers, and contact information
  • Year-round artist promotion on the Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art website
  • $5,000 in cash awards

Testimonials

“We love to purchase artwork from the amazing artists at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. These works add vibrancy and interest to our home, while helping support the arts and artists who create them. Over the years we have collected over 20 pieces of art at this event and made many connections with artists we now call “friends.” It is one of the best venues for art in the Mid-Atlantic, and also a highly anticipated event for the community and the metropolitan Washington, DC, area.” – Local collectors Bob & Bonnie

“Absolutely I will apply again. It was a great show!” – 2021 artist (Glenwood, IA)

“Been doing shows for 37 years. This is a gem!” – 2019 artist (Omaha, Nebraska)

“We had a wonderful show in Reston, VA, and hope to be part of it this May.” – 2021 artist (Mokelumne Hill, CA)

“We were thrilled with the staff, venue, and customers.” – 2021 artist (Manakin – Sabot, VA)

“Your show is amazing, brings in a good crowd. and is so easy to do!” – 2019 artist (Ontario, Canada)

About Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art

Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art is committed to promoting innovative contemporary art and thinking. Leading with curiosity and care, they are a catalyst, generator, and advocate for visual and interdisciplinary arts. The Tephra Fine Arts Festival is hosted annually by Tephra ICA as its largest fundraiser. The primary goal of the Festival is to connect artists with patrons, and to promote the sharing and selling of the artists’ work (no commission is collected by Tephra ICA from artist sales).

For more information, contact hbarco@tephraica.org.

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Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The City of Penticton, BC, Canada announces a call for artists for their Public Sculpture Exhibition. Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition (PPSE) is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton.

The Penticton Sculpture Walk Exhibition is committed to serving the public by providing access to various mediums of public sculpture. It is well noted that public art slows down the pedestal traffic, providing a positive impact on the enjoyment and mood of the general public, that influences how people see and connect within their communities, and provides an opportunity for dialogue between friends and strangers alike. Through an annual revolving collection of sculptures, the City of Penticton hopes to provide a freshness to public art that engages, connects, and provides its community with a sense of image and identity, as well as including artists as contributors to this cultural fabric.

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Enter by: 13 Dec 2021

PPSE is open to professional sculptors of all backgrounds. Previously completed sculpture photos, or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture must be included, as well as photo examples of previous work. The City of Penticton is looking for up to seven (7) sculptures to be located along the Okanagan Lake waterfront or downtown and one (1) larger feature sculpture for the Front Street roundabout (intersections of Front Street, Marina Way, Ellis Street and Vancouver Avenue) in Penticton, BC.

Artist will be paid a set lease price of $2,000 for the waterfront/downtown sculptures and $3000 for the roundabout sculpture. In addition to the lease amounts, prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ($500, $300, and $200 respectively) will be awarded.

Public Sculpture Exhibition Terms and Conditions

  • Lakefront/downtown sculptures are required to remain on site for the duration of one year (May 2022 – April 2023). The roundabout sculpture may be negotiated into a two year term (May 2022-April 2024).
  • Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to and from site. Pedestals / pads will be provided by the PPSE.
  • Artists will retain the ownership of their sculpture and will be responsible for carrying comprehensive insurance to cover it in the event of theft or vandalism and public liability or will sign an indemnification in favour of the City of Penticton for any liability claims against the City as a result of the existence or location of the sculpture within the City during the exhibition. The risk of loss or damage to the sculpture will always be borne by the artist, and the artist will be responsible to repair and or replace all or part of the sculpture in the event of loss or damage thereto during the exhibition.
  • The City will enter into a lease agreement with the artist for the duration of the exhibition and the artist is responsible to uphold all terms and conditions of the agreement as set out by the City.
  • City staff/or City contractors will perform the installation to ensure that the work is done in accordance with City standards, and to optimize the viewing of the sculpture.
  • Sculptures will be placed in predetermined locations at the discretion of the PPSE committee and City.
  • Artists are encouraged to be present for the installation of their sculpture(s) in May, 2022, and removal in April, 2023. In the event the artist cannot be present, they are required to provide in writing a representative to be present on their behalf.
  • Up to $300 per sculpture will be allocated for signage that the City will create and install in consultation with the artist.
  • At the end of the lease any sales/leases of sculptures will be conducted solely by the artist or their agent and will not involve the City.
  • The City will be responsible for media relations and publicity for the sculpture exhibition.
  • The artist will retain copyright for their sculpture and grant the City a license to take and distribute images of the sculptures. Any other likeness or models of the sculpture will not be created without the explicit permission of the artist.

About the City of Penticton

Nestled between two lakes, Penticton enjoys long, hot summers, dry winters, and more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year. It is located in the southern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Easily accessed by major highways and airports.

It is known for its beaches, wine, and orchards, not to mention a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Hop on your bike to discover award-winning wineries and trails with stellar views. Shop at the bustling outdoor market, peruse art galleries or go skating at the modern Community Centre. Ski champagne powder slopes or take in a hockey game or concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Penticton, from the Interior Salish word snpintktn, is commonly translated as “a place to stay forever,” or more accurately, “a place where people live year-round.” It’s the kind of place where people come to visit for the holidays – and never want to leave.

For more information, contact info@proficientartstallations.ca.

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