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Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists for the July – December 2023 Newton Free Library Art Exhibits. The Library mounts twenty-three exhibits per year in two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, the galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons.

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Enter by: 9 December 2022

Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England region artists. Free-standing sculptural pieces not eligible.

A jury of professional artists meets twice each year to select shows for the following year.

Given that free gallery space is difficult to come by, it is a boon for artists that, if selected, they show fee-free. The library has a robust social media presence and will do an extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. Library patrons are keenly tuned into the gallery spaces – visiting and spending time appreciating the works shown. Many artists meet with success in selling their work. There is no commission for work sold.

About the Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, Massachusetts, a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many residents are highly-educated and the population includes more than one Nobel Prize winner. Residents enjoy the art exhibits in the library’s galleries and eagerly await them each month. The highly-visible galleries are located just off the main entrance door. Visitors walk by the galleries as they come into the building. There is competition for exhibitions where many award-winning artists have been featured.

For more information, contact emeyers@minlib.net.

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Trash To Treasure Barrel Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

Trash To Treasure Barrel Project (Milford, MA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Milford Cultural Council is seeking artists to submit designs for the Trash To Treasure Barrel Project; 30-gallon steel trash barrels to be placed on the Upper Charles trail and in parks in Milford, MA. Anyone who is a Massachusetts resident can apply to design and paint a barrel, including both amateur and professional artists as well as art and educational institutions, businesses, and youth groups.

The Council would like to have the broadest possible reach in hopes of acquiring the highest level of talent and imagination for this project. Participants from art educational institutions may consist of students, faculty, and alumni.

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Enter by: 17 June 2022

Trash To Treasure Barrel Project Artist Benefits

  • Paid a stipend between $250-500
  • Recognized on a metal plaque installed on each barrel upon completion
  • Included in an online portfolio of all final designs
  • Names will be listed in all press releases announcing winning artists and completed projects
  • Invited to attend reveal event on September 10 so they can meet members of the community

All participating artists will be considered for future public art projects in Milford, MA.

About Milford Cultural Council

As a local partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Milford Cultural Council seeks to promote excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Milford residents; thereby, contributing to the vitality of the community and economy. The Council launched their first public art initiative last year, Brush to Table Picnic Table Project, which was greeted by overwhelming enthusiasm by the community. The Council looks forward to working with a diverse range of artists to bring new public art projects to a successful reality.

For more information, contact culturalcouncil@townofmilford.com.

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ArtsAlive Public Art Program (Victoria, BC) – Call For Artists

ArtsAlive Public Art Program (Victoria, BC) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture announces a call for artists for the annual ArtsAlive Public Art Program. Now in its seventh year, the Oak Bay Public Art program, ArtsAlive, is an expression of Oak Bay’s support for a flourishing arts environment for the entire community. Sculptures are selected by a peer jury to be displayed for up to a year at outdoor sites in the District of Oak Bay. They are on temporary loan by the artists who are sponsored by a local business or community group.

Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture has installed outdoor sculptures in a variety of locations around Oak Bay — from stylized realistic pieces to the purely abstract, in various media including static and kinetic sculpture. They have been greatly appreciated for their artistic merit and have challenged viewers to pause and reflect about living in this special seaside community, proud of its distinct heritage even as it contemplates its future as a vibrant place to live and work. The permanent sculptures frame views, animate parks, streetscapes, and viewpoints.

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Enter by: 11 Mar 2022

This is an excellent opportunity for both mid-career and emerging artists to conceive and showcase their work, creativity, skills, imagination, and talent in a public space. Artist’s work will have exposure to thousands of residents and visitors in this high-profile program. The municipality, local media, and Oak Bay Tourism will promote this show throughout the year. Related arts events like art walks, paint-ins, concerts, and celebrations will be organized (pending public health orders), generating more excitement and building community.

  • Artists based in Western Canada are invited to submit an application for the 2022-2023 outdoor public art program
  • Work will be displayed for approximately 1 year
  • Proposals will be reviewed by an artist peer jury
  • Pending community sponsorships, up to 6 works may be selected and installed in highly visible outdoor locations open to the public
  • Successful submissions will be provided with an honorarium of $1,000 and a travel/delivery reimbursement budget of up to $500.

About Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture

Since the public art program, ArtsAlive, was launched in 2014, Oak Bay has built a legacy of permanent public art in the community, acquiring one or more permanent public art pieces each year. Between the years 2014 and 2020, the former Oak Bay Arts Laureate, Barbara Adams, in collaboration with Municipal staff and the Public Art Advisory Committee, contributed to making Oak Bay a destination for arts and culture.

For more information, contact apass@oakbay.ca.

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Wild About Art (Toledo, OH) – Call For Artists

Wild About Art (Toledo, OH) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Toledo Zoo is seeking creative artists and skilled makers to take part in Wild About Art, their two-day art fair. This unique show, set in the wild beauty of a nationally renowned zoo, features local and regional artists with various mediums on display for thousands of zoo visitors.

This event will include live entertainment, activities, and, of course, animals! Mediums permitted: ceramics, drawing, painting, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal working, photography, printmaking/graphics, sculpture, textiles, and wood. Work does not have to be animal related.

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Enter by: 25 Apr 2022

Artists will be set up around the beautiful Toledo Zoo grounds and animals and be exposed to a diverse audience of animal and art lovers. Wild About Art will be promoted to a huge, loyal membership base of over 70,000 households and over 240,000 Facebook followers. Staff and volunteers assisting with the event are top notch. They bend over backwards to make sure artists feel welcome and taken care of. Artist amenities include:

  • free parking, zoo admission, and electricity
  • air-conditioned artist lounge with complimentary beverages and snacks
  • volunteer booth sitters available up to 15 minutes
  • volunteers on hand to assist with set up and tear down
  • 24-hour security
  • estimated over 10,000 visitors for the weekend

About Toledo Zoo

The Toledo Zoo has been around for more than a hundred years. It is home to more than 10,000 individual animals representing over 720 species. In an effort to save endangered wildlife, they participate in more than 80 Species Survival Plans that ensure healthy, genetically diverse zoo populations. Travel around the world from the tropics to Greenland, ocean to sky, and desert to rainforest in one zoo visit. Animals take part in the art fair by creating their own works of art – a huge attendance driver for the event.

For more information, contact artfair@toledozoo.org.

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Raleigh Arts Festival (North Carolina) – Call For Artists

Raleigh Arts Festival (North Carolina) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Artsplosure announces a call for artists for the Raleigh Arts Festival, one of the most original and longest running arts festivals in North Carolina. Held annually on the third weekend of May in beautiful downtown Raleigh, the festival is a 2-day event and features an art market comprised of approximately 175 juried visual artists from across the United States showcasing works in ceramics, glass, fiber art, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, and wood.

The festival presents national and regional entertainment on two stages, provides arts-based activities for children, and presents large-scale temporary art installations each year.

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Enter by: 7 Feb 2022

A three judge panel will award six cash prizes, totaling $3,500! All artists exhibit their work alongside each other throughout Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. Booth sitters, free parking, and artist hospitality is provided. The art market artists receive recognition on the festival website and social media accounts. There are over 20,000 followers across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The Raleigh Arts Festival attracts over 75,000 attendees from across the region.

About Artsplosure

Artsplosure, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has presented scores of outdoor programs and large-scale festivals featuring thousands of established and emerging visual, performing, and interdisciplinary artists in numerous traditional and non-traditional indoor venues and outdoor settings for over forty years. They strive to produce quality events that make the creativity of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public. All in an effort to enrich the community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.

For more information, contact hannah@artsplosure.org.

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Spring Art Show (Wilmington, NC) – Call For Artists

Spring Art Show (Wilmington, NC) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Wilmington Art Association (WAA) announces a call for artists for their 40th annual juried Spring Art Show and Sale featuring new works from Wilmington and surrounding area artists.  The works selected for the show will include oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, photography, and a section of 3-D art.

During the North Carolina Azalea Festival, the 2022 Art Show and Sale will be held April 2nd through April 10th at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center (CAC), 120 S Second Street, from 10am-5pm, with extended hours of 5-7pm Friday, April 8th.

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Enter by: 12 Feb 2022

Open to all artists 18 years of age and older. Artists may submit original two-dimensional (2-D) work and three-dimensional (3-D) work. The show is limited to works created from 2020 to the present.

$35 for WAA members current as of registration date. $45 for non-members.

Last year, the Spring Show was the only live event at the Azalea Festival because of Covid. WAA had a successful event and posted record sales for this show.

Spring Art Show Awards

  • First Place: $1000
  • Second Place: $750
  • Third Place: $500
  • Honorable Mentions
  • Memorial Awards
  • Donor Awards
  • People’s Choice Award

This will be my fourth year participating in this show. I have sold several paintings and met new collectors as I worked the floor for the organization. Also the opportunity to sell bin work has made the show even more attractive to potential buys. – David Meffert, Plein Air Painter

About Wilmington Art Association

The Wilmington Art Association is an all-volunteer organization founded 51 years ago. It is dedicated to supporting arts and artists in the area through outreach efforts and scholarships. The Wilmington Art Association is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation as defined in the IRS Code. The WAA educates members and the public in visual arts, provides community support through school arts funding and scholarship assistance to deserving college students, and facilitates exposure for emerging and professional artists.

For more information, contact bradleycarterwaa@gmail.com.

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Shelby Township Art Fair (Shelby Township, MI) – Call For Artists

Shelby Township Art Fair (Shelby Township, MI) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Shelby Township Art Fair Committee is seeking local, regional, and national artists and vendors for its 39th annual juried open air show to be held at River Bends Park in Shelby Township, Michigan on August 13 and 14, 2022.

This is an upscale suburban community located about 20 miles north of Detroit, just west of Rochester, and easily accessible from nearby M53, M59, and I75.

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Enter by: 1 Apr 2022

This event is co-hosted by the Shelby Township Art Fair Committee and the Shelby Township parks and Recreation Department. The committee consists of area artists with experience in participating at art fairs as well as coordinating the planning, promoting, and hosting of art fairs. This perspective provides unique insight into what works for and what is expected from participants. This event has been held annually for 39 years, including a virtual fair in 2019. N0 resale products or distributors permitted.

Shelby Township Art Fair Artist Benefits

  • All booths measure about 15’ x 15’ – some double booths available; all located on grass, many with shade trees
  • Designated areas for artists, crafters, and the Michigan Made Market
  • Friendly, helpful, organized staff, easy load-in and load-out, and overnight security
  • Friday night set-up, plenty of free daytime and overnight parking close to exhibit areas
  • Advertising in local and regional publications and websites, social media, radio advertising, email blasts, flyers, banners, billboards, posters, and signs
  • Average attendance estimated at 15,000+
  • Free parking and shuttle bus for visitors, family friendly music and entertainment, kid’s craft and activity area, great tasting food, and a sponsor tote bag giveaway
  • Photos of exhibitors work will appear on event website and listing of exhibitors in fair guide.

“Quality vendors; something for everyone”
“Fun, friendly atmosphere”
“My favorite show to do; always organized and well run”
“Enjoyed the strolling entertainers”
“Love the large booth spaces!”

About Shelby Township

Shelby Township is a friendly, upscale suburb located about 20 miles north of Detroit, and is easily accessible with M53 and M59 nearby and I75 just a few more miles away. Visitors come from far and near to shop at the Shelby Township Art Fair.

For more information, contact shelbyprm@shelbytwp.org.

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Guest Artists Showcase (Piermont, NY) – Call For Artists

Guest Artists Showcase (Piermont, NY) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Piermont Flywheel Gallery is currently accepting submissions from artists for their annual Guest Artists Showcase, now back following last year’s hiatus. A 4-week guest show will allow artists to share and showcase their talent with gallery visitors.

The show will run from Thursday, January 13th through Sunday, February 6, 2022.

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Enter by: 9 Dec 2021

Selected works will be chosen by a jury of gallery member artists. The number of pieces selected depends on the size of your work and the overall number of artists participating.

The showcase is a great way to come and experience the gallery and meet and mingle with current and prospective artists.

Piermont is an affluent and desirable place to live and visit. Cyclists from as far away as Brooklyn and day-trippers from New York City and New Jersey visit Piermont to take in the beautiful landscape, enjoy the Hudson River, shop the galleries and boutiques on Main Street and the Pier, and dine at its world-class restaurants.

“We want people to sense something special when they enter our gallery.” – Jeanne Treat-Tozer

About Piermont Flywheel Gallery

In 1992, Piermont’s first artist-run gallery opened its doors to the public. Twenty-four artists joined forces to create a cooperative gallery dedicated to exhibiting the finest work of artists living and working within the New York tri-state area. Piermont was still a relatively quiet community enjoying its lovely Hudson River setting.

Today, the village bustles with visitors from far and wide. The Flywheel Gallery is no longer the only co-op gallery. There is another one next door and many commercial galleries.

The Flywheel; however, can boast of being there from the beginning. When this dedicated group of artists got together to create an elegant, functional, and friendly artist-run space, Jeanne Treat-Tozer, a painter and one of the gallery’s founders, explained at the time, “We want people to sense something special when they enter our gallery. We want them to feel comfortable and confident when selecting works.”

Among the more notable members of the gallery was Alan Gussow, whose untimely death in May of 1997 was a shock to the arts community worldwide.

For more information, contact submissions.pfg@gmail.com.

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The Art of Reading Exhibition (Tifton, GA) – Call For Artists

The Art of Reading Exhibition (Tifton, GA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage announces a call for artists for The Art of Reading. This multi-media juried exhibition will celebrate the joy and importance of reading through the depiction of people of all ages engaged in the act of reading, an individual reading quietly alone, a group of children or a family enjoying reading together, or a child reading to a pet. Create whatever imagination inspires you to celebrate reading.

Acceptable media includes painting, photography, monoprint, etching, drawing, clay, wood, wire, found object, fiber, and mixed media.

 

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Deadline: 14 Jan 2022

Artist must be 18 years or older, professional or emerging. All art must be original and created by the submitting artist. No commercial, imports, or production art accepted.

The Art of Reading Artist Benefits

Artists work will be displayed in Tifton’s beautiful Museum built in 1901, which is now a staple in the Historic District of Downtown Tifton, GA. The exhibit will be promoted on Facebook, the Tifton Museum website, and in local newspaper and media. Visitors come from all over South Georgia.

The Art of Reading Prizes:

  • Best of Show: $750
  • First Place 2-Dimensional: $300
  • First Place 3-Dimensional: $300
  • Best of Show “The Book as Art Object: $300
  • Honorable Mention (up to 3 at Judges discretion): $50

About Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage (TMAH) is housed in a 110-years-old architectural treasure that was originally the First Methodist Church. The building was the first brick church built in the community and it brought a refined elegance at the turn of the century to the growing rural town. Hundreds of Tiftonites, their children and grandchildren, were christened, baptized, married and memorialized in the beautiful Victorian Gothic structure, built by “Captain” Henry Harding Tift, a Connecticut Yankee, who founded the town.

Legend has it that the building was constructed with brick instead of lumber to protect it from lumbermen and turpentiners, customers and good friends of local frame saloon owners, who burned down wooden churches while they were still under construction.

The building has had close ties to the town’s cultural life from its earliest years. Regular programs were presented in the sanctuary by the Tifton Music Club and visiting musicians. Long-time members tell of soirees held for famed opera star singer Lilly Ponds and performances by violinist Romanoff, as well as the town’s own local “concert in the park” band and the church choir.

Constructed in 1900 and once hailed as “the finest church in the South,” the 3500 square-foot building’s rather simple exterior opens to reveal an expansive octagonal-shaped interior, rich with color and ornamentation. The fine-grained heart pine lumber of the interior walls and ceiling were handcrafted by ship carpenters, or joiners, retained by Captain Tift.

The vaulted ceiling is supported by massive arched buttresses, while intricate carved medallions and bull’s-eye plinth blocks on the door and window moldings serve as a counterpoint to the ceiling’s magnificent height and strength. The original bell tower, topped with an elegant brass final, is still intact.

But the true jewels of the building are the twenty-four stained and fired glass windows, which suffuse the building with light and color. Three triplet ecclesiastical windows each feature unusual designs, glass and color. All the exterior and interior doors are graced with stained glass transoms. Many of the rondels and glass décor in the windows were available only in Italy at the time the building was constructed.

For more information on the stained glass windows and the restoration process please see Cindy Hammond’s blog post Tifton Museum: A Historic Treasure Houses Art.

In 1952, the original owners vacated the building to accommodate a growing congregation and the facility was occupied by various denominations until 1985 when the Tift County Development Authority purchased it to protect it from vandals and potential demolition.

With the exception of occasional occupancy by various small church groups, the building was left empty throughout four decades, its beauty slowly giving way to age, termites and the elements.

In 1990, with leadership from the Tifton Rotary Club, a non-profit organization was formed to restore the building and to raise funds to transform it into a community cultural center. A partnership was formed with ABAC’s Arts Experiment Station (now the Arts Connection). The Arts Experiment Station wrote and received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for $125,000 which served as the catalyst for the County’s commitment of $250,000 in SPLOST funds to assist with the project. Ultimately, the City, County and private donors raised over $500,000 to complete the renovation.

Local architect Roy Rankin, a great grandson of Captain Tift, was the volunteer project manager, and with extensive help from unpaid City and community workers, as well as a contracted crew, the building was restored and returned to the citizens as the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage….a cherished architectural jewel of the City.

Re-opened and dedicated in the spring of 1997, the building today is operated by the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage Board of Directors and Volunteer Guild. It serves as a cultural anchor for downtown Tifton and provides regular arts, education and cultural programming to people of all ages and interests. In addition, the facility is frequently rented for weddings, receptions, and a variety of community social and civic events.

For more information, contact joy.yost@tiftonmuseum.org.

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Pearland Art & Crafts On The Pavilion (Texas) – Call For Artists

Pearland Art & Crafts On The Pavilion (Texas) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau announces a call for artists for the Pearland Art & Crafts On The Pavilion juried art show. The two-day, juried event will be held on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion, 11200 Broadway Street, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event returns after a successful 2019 turnout. It highlights handcrafted artisan pieces from across the Lone Star State. In addition to shopping for unique gifts and decor, visitors will enjoy live music, food trucks, and a kid’s interactive station. Located at the intersection of Highway 288 and Broadway/FM 518, the Pearland Town Center is the perfect backdrop for a mix of artists and entertainment.

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Deadline: 15 Aug 2021

Artists should expect anywhere from 2,500 to 3,000 guests, between the two days of the juried event. They will look to browse and purchase original artwork from a variety of mediums. The Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau hopes to see guests from across the state, and even from neighboring states, at this event. They hope that the Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion audience brings awareness to the city of Pearland, arts community of Texas, and to specific artists chosen to participate as vendors.

About the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Convention & Visitors Bureau in Pearland is a division within the City Of Pearland, City Manager’s Office. The role of the Convention & Visitors Bureau is to promote and coordinate tourist related activity within the City of Pearland. The Bureau works with tourist related organizations within the City to coordinate marketing, advertising, promotion, and programming, as well as with State and regional organizations which are responsible for the promotion of the region. Tourism plays a significant role in the economic impact of the City of Pearland, and they are passionate about making the arts a reason that people travel to visit their community.

For more information, contact rburns@pearlandtx.gov.

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