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

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

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

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

 

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Enter by: 10 December 2024

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

About The Holy Art Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, contact hello@theholyart.com

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Rotating Sculpture Program (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

Rotating Sculpture Program (Keller, TX) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Keller Public Arts Board announces a call for artists for the 2024 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program.

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Enter by: 22 April 2024

In 2017, the Keller Public Arts Board (“Board”) implemented a rotating public art program for outdoor sculptures in the newly updated Old Town Keller West area. A $1,500 honorarium is available for five pieces selected by the Board for the eigth year of the program.

The City of Keller invested over $4 million in improvements for the Old Town location, including the addition of approximately 170 parking spaces; construction of a linear pedestrian promenade; improved streetscaping and landscaping; addition of outdoor seating and community areas; and installation of 11 concrete sculpture pads. Old Town is home to an eclectic blend of restaurants and small businesses that, in combination with the public improvements, attract a variety of visitors and provide great exposure for art in the area.

For 2024, the Public Arts Board will select up to 5 sculptures for a two-year exhibit beginning in June 2024 and will host the sixth Keller Art Walk event on October 26, 2024. Artwork will be for sale for the duration of the exhibit with a 25% commission collected by the City of Keller.

Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program Artist Benefits

A $1,500 honorarium shall be awarded to each artist for each piece of that artists sculpture chosen for the installation, exhibition, and removal of the artwork for a two-year period. One-half of the stipend will be provided to the artist upon selection and the remainder shall be paid upon completion of a successful installation. The existing 5’x5’ concrete pads shall be used for display and the City of Keller may provide some assistance with installation and removal of the artwork. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500 on or before the Keller Art Walk on October 26, 2024.

About the Keller Public Arts Board

The Board hopes to expose the local community to different types of art, increase tourism, and encourage visitors to the Old Town area by providing a dynamic and engaging exhibits. The program provides bi-monthly art shows in Keller Town Hall, 15 permanent public sculptures, an annual Fort Worth Symphony concert, and smaller concerts throughout the year. A highlight of each season is the Annual Keller’s Got Talent Art Show and Competition which brings together local Keller and Keller ISD artists. The show gives local artists the opportunity to have their works seen and appreciated.

For more information, contact publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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ARC Salon (International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

ARC Salon (International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

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

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

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

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Enter by: 13 June 2024

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

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

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

ARC Salon Artist Benefits

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

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

About The Art Renewal Center

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

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

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Paperworks 2024 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Paperworks 2024 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

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

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

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Enter by: 5 June 2024

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

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

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

Paperworks Artist Benefits

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

About bj spoke gallery

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

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

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

For more information, contact competitions@bjspokegallery.org

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

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

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

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Enter by: 15 June 2024

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

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

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

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

About Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists

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

For more information, contact southerntierartists@gmail.com

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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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Art In The Park (Steamboat Springs, CO) – Call For Artists

Art In The Park (Steamboat Springs, CO) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Steamboat Creates announces a call for artists for the 51st annual Art in the Park, the largest arts festival in Northwest Colorado. This beloved event draws art enthusiasts and families from around the county with a wide variety of hand-made art and hands-on creativity. This weekend has become a staple of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in the summertime.

Art in the Park is free to the public and features nearly 150 artist vendors, live entertainment, food vendors, and interactive creative stations. This popular and successful event takes place on July 13th and 14th, 2024.

 

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Enter by: 21 June 2024

Art in the Park is set in the beautiful, open air park at the western entrance to downtown Steamboat Springs. Thousands of people attend the festival over the two-day weekend filled with a creative vibe unique to the Rocky Mountains.

Steamboat Creates strives to have a wide variety of artistic mediums, creative activities, and food/beverage options for this family friendly event.

This show is open to all artists and crafts-persons who exhibit artwork of their own concept, design, and execution.

Art In The Park Highlights

  • This is the 51st anniversary of this beloved community event
  • More than 20 different categories of art forms represented
  • Live entertainment on both days highlighting local creative talent
  • Interactive creative stations throughout the park
  • A mini-market of handmade products
  • A local artist section with original artwork from creatives living and working in Routt County and Steamboat Springs
  • Non-profit informational booth spots including the Rocky Mountain Raptors and African Women’s Project – Djimi Djama
  • Activity booths to include henna, faceprinting, and balloon animals
  • Delicious food vendors with a wide variety of offerings
  • Commemorative edition print of “Humming Tree” by Arturo Garcia
  • Wide reaching community support with a fabulous team of volunteers

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.

About Steamboat Creates

Steamboat Creates is a cultural nonprofit that nurtures the arts so creativity flourishes in this rural mountain community. Operating out of the 1908 historic Depot Art Center, Steamboat Creates provides education, exhibitions, creativity camps, cultural events, and advocacy for the creative industries.

Steamboat Creates’ mission is to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality:

  • Through advocacy, promotion, education, infrastructure, and connections for the creative sector
  • Growing engagement in arts and cultural experiences for the community and visitors

For more information, contact events@steamboatcreates.org

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Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Embracing Our Differences announces a call for artists for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national, and international artists.

The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

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Enter by: 1 July 2024

The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message.

The outdoor juried art exhibit will be on display January 19 through April 13, 2025, in two locations in Sarasota and St. Petersburg, Florida. There are approximately 320,650 visitors to the park every year. The exhibit will take place in two cities providing the artists with more exposure.

Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by exhibit visitors to each location. Adult winners each receive $2,000; students receive $2,000 with $1,000 to be directed to the student and $1,000 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

About Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences is a nonprofit organization based in Southwest Florida along Florida’s Cultural Coast. They use the power of art and education to celebrate and promote individuality and common humanity. They accomplish this through an annual, large-scale, juried exhibition and a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs, and resources designed for teachers and students.

For more information, contact exhibit@embracingourdifferences.org

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All Creatures Great And Small (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

All Creatures Great And Small (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists (STCEA) announces a call for artists for an online art exhibition, All Creatures Great And Small: Animals In Art. This show celebrates our special bond with animals, whether at home or in the wild.

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Enter by: 15 May 2024

All styles and mediums are welcome. Art containing wild animals in captivity (zoos, theme parks, animal shows) will not be accepted.

100% of All Creatures Great And Small exhibit proceeds benefit Chautauqua County Humane Society, the former home of STCEA’s paws-itively best staff member, Eliza Jane!

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

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

About Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists

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

For more information, contact southerntierartists@gmail.com

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