Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Luminosity, an online photography competition.
Photography is all about light – its presence as well as its absence. There is an iconic photograph of Grand Central Station with streams of sunlight filling the airspace as it reflects off dust particles in the air. For photographers the time of day an image is captured can be as important as the selection of the subject itself. What may be nothing more than a snapshot at one time of day becomes an impactful image at another. Strategically placed lighting is critical in creating great portraits and late afternoon is a world of shadow and light that warms everything it touches.
Enter by: 29 October 2023
For Luminosity, NYC4PA is looking for images where the presence, absence, and/or the location of light made the difference – glare, flare, shadow, fill light, lampshades aglow from an inside bulb, night lights in a city, and streaming rays of sunlight. There are examples everywhere. Show your shots where light is a key element. All 2D photos are accepted.
NYC4PA offers opportunities to participate in themed calls for photographers. Each call has a different theme and 50 images win. The prizes total $4000. There is a grand prize, 3 first prizes, 3 second prizes, 3 third prizes, 20 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. All 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.
About New York Center for Photographic Art
The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Dash Events with Rio Grande Festivals announce a call for artists for the 42nd Annual Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Art Fest.
In January, the festival will return to the heart of downtown Denver, with dates that coincide with the internationally attended Western Stock and Rodeo Show. This year’s festival will take place at the state-of-the-art Colorado Convention Center, a well-known venue with easy access via Denver’s Light Rail System. This is a longstanding event showcasing a culturally rich selection of visual and performing arts. The festival will showcase the work of 180 artists and craftsmen.
Apply by: 15 October 2023
Aside from striving to create a premium festival experience for participating artists, the promoters prioritize a robust advertising and public relations campaign designed to attract the right art buyers, loyal attendees, and western enthusiasts to the event. Since its inception over forty years ago, The Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Art Fest has delighted attendees with exceptional art from outstanding juried artists and craftsmen, along with world-renowned entertainers, culinary booths, and interactive special attractions.
About Dash Events
Dash Events’ goal is to bring buyers and artisans together in a carefully curated, high-quality art experience that is enjoyable for all and financially rewarding for exhibitors. Consistently high sales are the common thread of events’ rankings. Their family of festivals has a real family behind it that are involved every step of the way.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Thunderbird Artists and the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership announce a call for artists for the 3rd Annual Downtown Chandler Fine Art and Wine Festival.
Enter by: 16 October 2023
The festival will be located in the heart of the Downtown Chandler, Arizona, historic district at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West. Commonwealth Avenue will accommodate up to 150 juried fine artists.
Thunderbird Artists Festivals are outdoors and three days in length. Each festival consists of sensational oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, charcoals, and mixed media. Other mediums include spectacular small, medium, and life-size bronzes; luminous glass sculptures; small, medium, and monumental sized metal creations; and fabulous batiks. There are hand thrown clay; Raku pottery and sculptures; traditional and color scratch board; hand woven baskets; inlaid wood turned bowls; unique and one of a kind jewelry; black and white and color photography; and elegant stone, copper, clay, and mixed media sculptures. Subject matters range from southwest and traditional to contemporary and abstract, figurative, floral, wildlife, European, African, and Native American.
About Thunderbird Artists
Thunderbird Artists Mission Statement is to promote fine art and crafts with the ambiance of unique wine and music while supporting artists, merchants, and the community.
Thunderbird Artists was founded in 1981 by Judi Combs, CEO, and is still owned and operated by Judi. She began with small, local shows in Arizona until March of 1992, when she produced her first juried fine art festival in Scottsdale. The overwhelming success of Thunderbird Artists’ first festival led to additional festivals in Carefree, Sedona, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Tucson, Colorado and Scottsdale.
Thunderbird Artists has played an important role in uniting nationally recognized and award-winning artists with patrons from across the globe. A family run business, Judi Combs and daughter Denise Colter, have worked side by side with a passion for the arts and artists. Their success has been primarily due to the consistent quality of fine arts and selected fine crafts juried for each event. Festivals have developed a reputation as collector’s shows due to the unwavering standards that are applied during the jury process. They have built their reputation on trust and consistency with patrons, artists, and corporate partners. This has earned them an unprecedented level of credibility in the local business community and art industry.
For more than 40 years, Thunderbird Artists has produced almost 400 fine art events, attracting millions of patrons who share in the love and appreciation for fine art. Their goal is to provide an outstanding variety of mediums, subject matters, sizes, and price ranges that satisfy the desires of each and every patron that strolls through one of the festivals. Thunderbird Artists want people attending to find something that appeals to their liking and walk away with special memories of a first class event.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists working in all photographic mediums to submit images to be considered for the FlashPoint exhibition. The theme is open. Artwork can be in color or in black and white.
Enter by: 30 September 2023
All artists who submit artwork to FlashPoint will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on the gallery’s website and to their client list. A select number of artists will be chosen to send their work to the gallery for the in-person exhibition at a brick-and-mortar gallery in Laguna Beach, California.
About Las Laguna Art Gallery
Since 2013, Las Laguna Gallery has held open calls for art, calls for entry, and calls for art opportunities for artists to promote and sell their art in a gallery.
Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally, and internationally; through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.
Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and there is live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.
Unlike other art galleries in Laguna Beach who only select local artists, Las Laguna Art Gallery chooses artists from around the globe.
With more than 100 art galleries and artist studios to explore, you’ll come to understand why Laguna Beach is a beloved “art colony.” In fact, the area was discovered by artists. In the late 1800s, visitors were making an annual pilgrimage through the canyons to camp at Laguna Beach each summer. By 1903, painters like Norman St Clair were visiting from San Francisco, attracted to the landscape and light only found on the coast of Laguna. Like tourists of any era, St Clair returned home with glowing reports and landscape paintings that led his artist friends to follow him south. It wasn’t long before plein air (painting outdoors) artists like William Wendt and Frank Cuprien moved to Laguna Beach. Within a few years, Laguna Beach had a permanent population of about 300 people – half of whom were artists.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Holy Art Gallery announces a call for artists for the Art On Loop exhibition in Berlin, Germany.
Enter by: 16 December 2023
Artists from all countries may submit their works for consideration. The Art On Loop exhibition is open to all mediums including, but not limited to, painting, photography, printmaking, video art, installation, films, sculpting, mixed media, poems, and illustration. The theme for the exhibition is open. The Holy Art Gallery strives to create an inclusive space for all artists and encourage submissions from diverse backgrounds.
About The Holy Art Gallery
The Holy Art Gallery’s mission is to provide a platform for artists to showcase their work and find new buyers. The gallery strives to make sure that each customer finds the perfect piece of art that speaks to them. The gallery has a selection of contemporary, traditional, and modern artwork. With its modern interiors, the gallery strives to create an inspiring atmosphere for both emerging and established artists. It features rotating exhibitions from around the world, offering something new with each visit. The gallery houses a permanent collection of sculptures, paintings, and photographs. The gallery has become a hub for culture and creativity, hosting events like artist talks, film screenings, and live music.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon September Art Competition. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 12 monthly cycles, leading to the annual PleinAir Salon winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition.
This is an online competition with annual awards totaling $50,000. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon September Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.
Enter by: 30 September 2023
The Early Bird Discount ends September 15th at 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting. The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting.
There are over $2,000 in cash prizes awarded each month, and $22,000 awarded at the Annual Competition each May. Each of the 23 monthly winners are included in the judging for the 13th Annual PleinAir Salon where PleinAir Magazine awards the Grand Prize winner a check for $15,000 and feature their painting on the magazine’s cover, which is the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble. Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition and exposure through PleinAir magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletters, and social media. The Annual Awards will be presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo in May 2024.
About PleinAir Magazine
PleinAir Magazine is for plein air artists, enthusiasts, and collectors showcasing a wide variety of plein air paintings, articles on the top plein air artists of today and past, and the latest information on events and shows. The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 12 years.
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Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives announces a call for artists for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2023. International and Australian artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, curating – are invited to submit entries.
Enter by: 2 October 2023
The BigCi Environmental Awards 2023 Awards will be judged by an independent panel.
Winners will be announced on 1 November 2023.
Two Winners of the Awards will each receive (4) free weeks of BigCi residency in Bluen Mountains and $4,000 prize money. The winning artists will have an opportunity to explore the Wollemi, the Blue Mountains and the Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks and will be given research assistance relevant to their projects. At the end of their residencies, they will present their work at a BigCi Open Day event. The winners and the Open Day event will be promoted through BigCi’s extensive database and social media network.
About Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives
BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program in Bilpin, Australia (near Sydney), focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects. Established and run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.
BigCi is situated on the edge of Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains, one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots. Due to the location and knowledge base of BigCi’s team, many resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although others use the outstanding natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.
All residents have opportunities to take part in bushwalks conducted by Yuri Bolotin, an experienced mountain guide and author, and to learn first-hand about the unique biodiversity and geodiversity of the area.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decagon Gallery announces a call for artists for Fictional Narrative, an online photography exhibition.
This exhibition celebrates the art of visual storytelling. The gallery invites photographers to submit their most captivating, evocative, and narrative-driven images. They are looking for images that tell a story, convey an emotion, or capture a moment in time. Submit a portrait that captures the essence of a person, a landscape that evokes a sense of place, or a still life that suggests a larger narrative.
Enter by: 10 November 2023
This exhibit will run online from November 15 through December 31, 2023. The gallery receives thousands of visits worldwide.
Curators will choose approximately 35 images for this exhibition. The First Place entry for Fictional Narrative will receive a cash prize of $300. The gallery aggressively promotes its exhibits in social media and direct mail. The gallery encourages visitors to inquire about sales. All inquiries are forwarded to the photographer — no commissions are charged in the event a sale is made.
About Decagon Gallery
Decagon Gallery is a Brooklyn-based enterprise that offers several means for photographers to exhibit their works to the world. Fee-based entries are heavily promoted and offer cash prizes. The Flash exhibits, which are posted frequently, are free of fees and widely viewed. Solo exhibitions and featured artists are designed to showcase photographers in a unique setting. They offer an opportunity to present a portfolio of work that stays on the gallery’s website for at least 12 months.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists (STCEA) announces a call for artists for an online art exhibition, Amethyst Remembrance: A Purple Show. Purple is a color that has long been associated with royalty, luxury, and creativity. Emily Dickinson was a fan of the “amethyst remembrance” and so is Southern Tier Center.
The color purple is a highly distinctive and adaptable shade that can evoke a sense of nostalgia and elegance and bring a sense of complexity and opulence to any work of art. Show how purple inspires you in this color-themed show. All subjects, styles, and mediums are welcome.
Enter by: 15 October 2023
Submit up to three entries for $30.
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. Direct viewers to your online shop, where you’ll keep 100% of the proceeds for any artwork sold through exposure from an STCEA exhibit.
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.
20% of exhibit proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Western NY during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.
About Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists
Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists donates 20% of the proceeds from every exhibition to support non-profits doing good work in the communities they serve. STCEA is an affirming and accessible art space and creative community. They offer exhibitions, workshops, and individual creative coaching to help you build creative confidence as you cultivate, celebrate, and share your work. STCEA is located in the historic Chautauqua region within Western New York’s Southern Tier, a group of fourteen southwestern counties connected by a rich artistic and cultural heritage.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] A.I.R. Studio Paducah, an artist-in-residence studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky, six blocks from the Ohio River, announces an ongoing call for artists. A.I.R. Studio welcomes self-motivated, focused artists working in a range of creative practices: visual artists, photographers, architects, writers, composers, and improvisational choreographers. Applicants are encouraged to have a clear objective for their residency. Stays usually range from two weeks to three months.
For most of its existence, A.I.R. Studio Paducah residents have been visual and fiber artists, a few photographers, and a scattering of creatives in other disciplines. The application process has since expanded and opened up to writers, architects, composers, and improvisational choreographers. The program is currently attracting and enjoying an influx of writers to the program. Geographically, A.I.R. residents hail from all over the United States and Canada.
The residency affords the artist time and space for focused, independent work, the development of new ideas and experimentation. Visits to area cultural centers, galleries, and performance venues as well as short trips to regional arts facilities can open up a range of networking possibilities. A.I.R. features a storefront multi-purpose display space that can be used for exhibitions or presentations during the residency.
A.I.R. Studio Paducah conducts a competitive selection process. Applications are peer-reviewed on a basis of the quality of past work and the applicant’s potential to have a productive residency. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Collaborative pairs and couples are welcome.
About A.I.R. Studio Paducah
A.I.R. Studio Paducah, now in its 18th year as an artist residency program, is situated in the heart of the LowerTown Arts District, Paducah, Kentucky. Since 2004, creatives from around the country and abroad have passed through A.I.R. doors to make the most of the space and a stretch of undistracted time as envisioned by founder and artist Alonzo Davis.
Drawn to Paducah by the Artist Relocation Program, Davis initially considered LowerTown as the location for a personal studio/retreat. Inspired however by working retreat experiences in California, Costa Rica, Connecticut, Wyoming, Colorado, and Virginia, Davis decided instead to establish an artist residency program. Not only would visiting artists benefit, but also interact with a changing influx of creatives from outside which lends an additional dynamic to the evolving LowerTown community. An active residency program heightens arts district visibility in the world of artist’s communities nationally and internationally.
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