[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Libertytown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for Tell Me Your Secret, a national juried exhibition.
Secrets are everywhere. They can be harmless like a secret meadow in a forest, made with good intentions as not to hurt feelings, or deceitful and devastating. There is no end to what a secret can be and humans have always had them. Can you keep a secret? Is the best part telling?
In this exhibition, Libertytown Arts wants to see secrets. They promise not to tell. Visually interpret your secret, a secret place, or your ideas about secrecy.
Enter by: 19 August 2022
All mediums welcome for Tell Me Your Secret.
About LibertyTown Arts Workshop
LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,000 square foot art facility located in downtown, Fredericksburg, Virginia, located halfway between DC and Richmond and a tourist destination rich in history.
They are home to over 80 artists and feature a main gallery, working artists’ studios, and full spectrum of art classes offered to the public. Main gallery shows rotate monthly. This ensures that they are always presenting new items for local patrons to enjoy and experience. Artwork featured in shows are shown for viewing and sale on the LibertyTown website, Facebook, and Instagram. LibertyTown participates in First Friday art receptions, which are well-attended events that happen monthly.
LibertyTown Arts are open seven days a week and evenings and get substantial visitors every day including local patrons and tourists visiting the city.
For more information, contact info@LibertyTownArts.com.
[Sponsored Listing] The Central Mass Pastel Society invites artists working in soft pastel to enter the 2022 Marks of Distinction National Juried Show. The show will take place September 1 – 28, 2022, at Fivesparks, Harvard, Massachusetts. The show will be judged in person by pastel expert and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, painting curator Katie Hanson. Selection jurors are Liz Balkwill and Natasha Isenhour. Awards totaling over $5,000 will be presented at a public reception on September 10, 4-6pm.
Enter by: 20 Jun 2022
Marks of Distinction offers a great opportunity to get your work in front of museum curator and expert in pastel. 1st prize is $1200, 2nd prize $750, and 3rd prize $500, plus additional cash and materials awards. The gallery, Fivesparks, is in the affluent, educated Metro-West area of Boston that is a historic location popular with weekenders from throughout New England. It will be staffed for sales throughout the show and actively promoted to gallery owners and art lovers in the region. The show and sale will be online.
About Central Mass Pastel Society
Central Mass Pastel Society, a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, was founded in 2019 to foster interest and education in the vibrant medium of so pastel, create and uphold standards for soft pastel artwork, and develop innovations in pastel society operation and programming. Members include some of the best working pastel artists nationally and internationally as well as enthusiasts and artists just starting their pastel journey.
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[Sponsored Listing] Gallery Underground announces a call for artists for Courage In Color. Submit artwork which depicts your individual courageous use of color. Open to all mediums, 2D and 3D.
Many of the most influential modern art movements relied on the daring, innovative, and often shocking use of color. Whether it was the bold and non-naturalist colors of Fauvism to the unmixed primary colors of the Impressionists to depict reflected light, these movements used color in new and courageous ways defying the accepted concepts of what constituted art.
Enter by: 27 Jun 2022
Courage In Color prizes awarded by juror, Tara Barr.
- $250 Best in Show
- $150 Second Prize
- $100 Third Prize
About Gallery Underground
Gallery Underground is in the heart of National Landing in Arlington, Virginia, directly across from the new Amazon headquarters. Shows are both in person and online. Gallery Underground is an Arlington Artists Alliance gallery promoting the works of established and emerging regional artists. Their mission is to make regional fine art accessible to the public through monthly exhibits, special events, and art workshops. They have won awards including the Best Art Gallery in Arlington from the Best in NOVA awards for the years 2015, 2019, 2020, and 2021 as well as an Arlie in 2021.
The Arlington Artists Alliance is a non-profit established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County. The Alliance seeks to provide professional development activities for local artists and serve the community through exhibits, instruction, scholarships, mentoring, and outreach projects. The Alliance provides a support network to members, allowing regional artists to share ideas. The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development, Arlington Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.
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[Sponsored Listing] Smithtown Township Arts Council and Mills Pond Gallery invite artists to submit works for Little Black Book, a juried fine art exhibition to be held July 23 – August 27, 2022. Enter artwork inspired by life – works that conjure narratives, take us to places we have never seen, or introduce us to people and places as well as artwork that captures the spirit of your subject – the movement, emotions, or stories.
Enter by: 18 Jun 2022
Entry Fee: $45/3 images
Juror: Carol Fabricatore has taught narrative drawing in the School of Visual Arts MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Program since 1994.
Little Black Book Awards
- $1000 Best in Show
- $800 Second Place
- $400 Third Place
The first place winner will be invited to a Winners Showcase in 2022.
Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Built in 1838, the gallery has 12 foot ceilings and five gallery rooms.
About Smithtown Township arts Council
Incorporated in 1972, Smithtown Township Arts Council offers a unique combination of historical preservation, cultural promotion, and arts exhibition. The Council has been committed to the arts in Suffolk County for forty-six years, working to provide a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art and cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public’s daily lives and civic responsibilities. They believe the arts are indispensable in building good character in the citizens of our communities as they foster communication, offer new insights on the world, and add to the greater appreciation of both life and society
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[Sponsored Listing] K Space Contemporary announces a call for artists for their Third Coast Biennial, a non-thematic, juried exhibition of innovative contemporary art. Open to artists age 18+ living in the US. Entries must be original works of art completed in the last 2 years and not previously exhibited at K Space. All media is accepted. Two dimensional works must not exceed 60″. Three dimensional works must be manageable by two people.
Enter by: 1 Jun 2022
Entry Fee: $40 for 1 – 3 works of art, add $5 per each additional work of art, up to 10 max.
Exhibition Dates are July 15 – Aug. 26, 2022 (in person). The exhibition will remain on K Space’s website indefinitely.
The prestigious Third Coast Biennial is one of K Space’s most popular exhibitions, bringing innovative artists from other parts of the country to the Coastal Bend community. The competition introduces the work of participating artists to an esteemed juror who has achieved notoriety in the art world, as a curator, museum/gallery/ art space director, writer, or prominent artist who could potentially help further their careers.
The 2022 Juror is Mark L. Smith, PhD, owner and operator of Mark Smith Studio Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. A former art department chairman and associate dean, he is a member of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, the co-founder of Flatbed Press in Austin, and co-author of Flatbed Press at 25, published in 2016 by U.T. Press. A practicing artist, Smith is an art advisor to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park’s Cabinet Oak Project and developer of the park’s upcoming artist residency program.
Third Coast Biennial Artist Benefits
Five artists will receive monetary awards totaling $2,500. Several others will receive Honorable Mentions. Third Coast Biennial provides promotion, networking, exposure, and sales opportunities to selected artists. The exhibition is presented both in person and online. To promote individual artists, K Space highlights accepted artists on social media (10,000+ followers) and features artist interviews on their website’s blog. Approximately 5,000 visitors will view the exhibition in person, many looking to purchase art for their collections.
There will be 2 receptions during the run of the exhibition. The opening reception on July 15 is catered to collectors, art lovers, and academics. The ArtWalk reception on August 5th will draw a large crowd of over 1,000, of all ages and interests. Sales at K Space Contemporary average $7,000 per month.
“K Space Contemporary’s remarkable contribution to the fine arts in Texas and beyond is well known due their dedication for high-quality exhibitions and excellence in public programing. Fine art lectures, workshops, summer camps, calls-for-art, are just a few of the many opportunities K Space has to offer. Most recently, they were kind enough to allow two of my students to showcase their work for their Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis exhibitions in the impressive K Space galleries which resulted in two very successful shows with one student, Aroh Arzte, having the remarkable distinction of being listed as one of the Top Five exhibitions from Glasstire.com for the month of December (2021).
The very popular 3rd Coast National Biennial exhibition has reached national and international recognition with artists participating from across the United States. This in turn has brought many to Corpus Christi who visit us for the first time and are amazed at the thriving art community which I firmly believe is due to the professionalism and commitment of K Space. This exhibition has also become an educational opportunity for the community.
Due to the proximity of Corpus Christi, the closest locations to see contemporary art are in San Antonio (a two and a half hour drive) and Houston (a three and a half hour drive) which are not always accessible to students and others. I’ve had the pleasure of taking my students to view the exhibitions and witness what contemporary artists are involved with today. While the internet of course provides us with a wealth of information, as you know there is simply nothing better than observing work in person. K through 12 art teachers from our independent school district have also done the same and in some cases have organized lesson plans based on artworks on view.” – From Joe Peña, Associate Professor of Art at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
About K Space Contemporary
K Space Contemporary is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in downtown Corpus Christi, TX. Their mission is to present and promote contemporary art. As a forum for creative exchange and experimentation, K Space Contemporary aspires to educate and build awareness for innovative art in South Texas.
K Space Contemporary was established in 2001 by key members of K Space Art Studios. The “K” in the name refers to the building’s historic roots as a Kress Five & Dime Store. To this day, K Space remains an artist-centric organization dedicated to providing a venue for emerging and mid-career artists to exhibit their work and further their careers.
Each year, K Space Contemporary mounts 20+ solo and group exhibitions by local, regional, and national artists as determined by their Exhibition Committee. They welcome experimental, alternative works, unusual installations, and site-specific concepts.
Education programs at K Space Contemporary include a Summer Mural Art Program for teens, workshops, figure drawing sessions, as well as outreach programming to K-12 classrooms, senior centers, and non-profit partners. K Space Contemporary education programs reach 3,500+ persons per year. Through their Mural Arts Program, they have completed 18 public murals, many located in the downtown area.
In addition to public art, K Space Contemporary serves the broader community through events like the First Friday Artwalk and Dia de los Muertos Festival (DDLM Fest). The festival, featuring an art expo, live entertainment, fine art exhibitions, kids’ activities, and community altar display draws 30,000+ visitors each year. DDLM Fest has gained national attention as one of the largest DDLM celebrations in the US and has been selected as the Best Fest in The Bend Magazine’s Local’s List 2016 – 2021.
K Space Contemporary receives approximately 25,000 visitors annually. K Space Contemporary plays an important role in the Corpus Christi art scene, changing and improving the cultural climate of the city.
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[Sponsored Listing] Steamboat Creates announces a call for artists for the 49th Annual Art in the Park, featuring nearly 150 artist vendors. This free to the public, popular, and successful event takes place on July 9th and 10th. In previous years, nearly 10,000 people attended the Art in the Park festival located in West Lincoln Park, on the west end of downtown Steamboat Springs in beautiful Northwest Colorado.
Enter by: 20 Apr 2022
This show is open to all artists / craftspersons who exhibit work of their own concept, design, and execution. Work which is imported, produced, or manufactured will not be accepted. Work which is produced or manufactured from a commercial mold, pattern, or kit will not be accepted. Exhibitors whose work varies substantially from the images submitted or found selling products not meeting the above criteria will be asked to leave the show without any refunds.
All booths are 10 feet by 10 feet in size and will be spaced 6 feet apart. Each exhibitor must provide their own display equipment. Exhibitors should be prepared to put up their own sunshade, wind, and rain protection. No stakes, thumbtacks or nails may be used for booth display. Only tape, string, weights, or adhesive materials may be used. Exhibitors are responsible for setting up, attending their work at all times, and cleaning their exhibition space at the end of each day. Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to demonstrate their craft. No electricity is available for artist booths.
About Steamboat Creates
Steamboat Creates, Steamboat Springs’ Creative District, nurtures the arts so creativity flourishes. They consider creatives to be traditional artists, literary artists, culinary artists, designers, videographers, actors, performing artists, and makers of anything made by hand from masonry to microbreweries. They see the impact of creatives not only in traditional art forms, but also across a wide variety of industries.
Steamboat Creates is a space where artists can have a voice and they can transform their dreams, emotions, perspectives, and views into art that can change the way we see the world.
In Northwest Colorado, there is a special mountain town that embraces the western heritage and pioneering spirit of the Old West. Selected because of the natural beauty and healing mineral springs, Steamboat’s rugged but practical settlers first created a market town that has since developed a unique history, embracing skiing and world-renowned Olympian heritage alongside artistic endeavors. Steamboat’s unique mix of warm sun, cowboy boots, and friendly locals lends an inviting, laid back atmosphere to this historic Colorado resort town, where western heritage meets abundant outdoor adventure and cultural activities for all ages.
The citizens of Steamboat Springs have embraced arts, culture, and learning since the town’s founding. Before the town was incorporated, the community founded a public library, chartered a public school, and cultivated the arts. Beginning in 1915, summer students from across the nation traveled to Steamboat Springs to attend Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp. Dedication to the arts and learning still thrives through the town’s many art galleries, concerts, performances, library, museums, and schools.
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[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.
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.
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[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.
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.
[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.
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.
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[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.
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.
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Image: Arts/Industry artist-in-residence Kate Klingbeil in the Kohler Co Foundry, 2020. Photo: Kohler Co, courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center.