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Carrie Kingsbury [Certified Visual Artist – Stowe, PA]

Carrie Kingsbury [Certified Visual Artist – Stowe, PA]

Carrie Kingsbury is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Stowe, Pennsylvania.

Carrie Kingsbury has been a full-time mural painter since 1999, when she started Promiseland Murals. She has many large commercial, community, and residential projects in her portfolio such as PF Chang’s in Lancaster, PA; World Of Beer and MOD Pizza in Exton, PA; Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia and St Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA; and Julius Silvert’s and Davita’s corporate headquarters as well as several restaurants; multiple historical murals in Berwyn, Malvern, and Hamburg, PA; and many fine homes on the east coast.

Carrie has traveled as far as California, Romania, and India to paint. In 2009, her work was displayed as part of the television show Extreme Home Makeover (Berks edition) and many mini makeovers in Berks County, PA, and the surrounding area. Carrie was involved in many Designing for Hope projects involving murals and painted a backdrop for Quaker City String Band for the 2016 Mummers Parade. She has volunteered teaching art for a scouting program for girls since 1994. Carrie currently works out of her mural studio located in Stowe, Pennsylvania.

See more work, visit promiselandart.com

Carrie Kingsbury

Carrie Kingsbury

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Steven Lester [Certified Visual Artist – Canton, GA]

Steven Lester [Certified Visual Artist – Canton, GA]

Steven Lester is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Canton, Georgia.

Steven Lester began his career as a commercial illustrator after graduating from college with a degree in visual arts. He became an art director and creative director for corporations and advertising agencies, winning more than 100 national and international awards.

After four decades in the commercial art field, Steven fully embraced his love of fine art painting. He has painted internationally in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, India, South Africa, Canada, and the Caribbean. His work is in demand by corporations (McDonald’s, The Coca Cola Company, REI COOP), major universities, art collectors, athletes, and private individuals across the globe.

Steven was selected to be a 2020 Executive Fellow in the Clark Hulings Fund’s Art-Business Accelerator Program, recipient of the United States Sport Academy’s (USSA) prestigious International Sports Artist of the Year award, and awarded the American Sport Art Museum and Archives’ (ASAMA) “Zhenliang He Cultural Medallion”.

Steven was invited to the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to stage live painting events at multiple venues. Concurrent with the Summer Games, he had a solo exhibition of his narrative, Olympic-themed paintings at the prestigious Tokyo American Club.

See more work, visit stevenlesterartstudio.com

Steven Lester

Steven Lester

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Ann Dunbar [Certified Visual Artist – Essonne, France]

Ann Dunbar [Certified Visual Artist – Essonne, France]

Ann Dunbar is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Essonne, France.

Ann Dunbar is an award-winning mixed media artist living in Paris, France. She was born and educated in the United Kingdom and has a Bachelor of Art degree in Art and a Teachers’ Diploma from Southbank University. Since she moved to France permanently in 1996, she has developed her art to find her own voice with original mixed techniques, full-time.

Ann’s idea of marrying her paintings on paper with embroidery is like a hymn to nature. The paintings come alive with shimmering movement and rich textural detail. Many of her works are in private collections world-wide as well as in various museums and cultural centres in Europe, Japan, Australia, China, and the United Kingdom.

Ann has participated in 45 solo shows and 120 group exhibitions worldwide. Recently, Ann received an NFT award from Biancoscuro Art Contest 2022, the médaille de vermeil 2022 from the “Académie Arts-science-Lettres,” a bronze medal with Artlookone France, and the “Collectors Vision” International Award 2021 from Contemporary Art Curator Magazine.

Ann is a member of Foundation Taylor, member and sponsor of TAFA (Fibre Arts) in USA, affiliate Artist of Circle Foundation in France, and member of Mondial Art Academia. She is represented by Shoalhaven Gallery, New South Wales, Australia; G&C gallery/agent in the United Kingdom; and Trevisan International Italy.

See more work, visit anndunbarart.com

Ann Dunbar [Certified Visual Artist - Essonne, France]

Ann Dunbar [Certified Visual Artist - Essonne, France]

 

 

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Women’s Studio Workshop Paid Internships (Rosendale, NY)

Women’s Studio Workshop Paid Internships (Rosendale, NY)

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) announces a call for artists for their Women’s Studio Workshop Paid Internships.

Click here for the application / registration

Apply by: 15 November 2022

Studio Internship: Each term, WSW hosts two studio interns who work directly with the Studio Manager and Artistic Director. You’ll work on projects that may include printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, and book arts, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility. Studio interns are crucial participants in WSW’s creative community.

Non-profit Management Internship: This intern works directly with WSW’s Managing Director and Digital Content Manager, and gains experience working on the operational side of an established nonprofit arts organization. The intern will, among other things, undertake projects relating to public relations, marketing, fundraising, event planning, and arts administration.

All Women’s Studio Workshop Paid Internships include a private room in on-campus housing, a stipend of $600/month, and unlimited access to WSW’s studios outside of work hours. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, but the schedule may change to accommodate programming. The internship session culminates in a group exhibition of work created during the term. You’ll be asked to work hard and in return will be encouraged, supported, and challenged in your artistic lives.

About Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop’s mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women and trans, intersex, nonbinary, and genderfluid artists. WSW provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

Women’s Studio Workshop envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history.

WSW maintains facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. The studios are housed in an historic building, located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains. The studios are extensively equipped and well-maintained.

For more information, contact info@wsworkshop.org.

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Open / No Theme (Online International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Open / No Theme (Online International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the Open / No Theme international art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of your experience or education in the art field.  Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

The Open / No Theme competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An online exhibition of all entrants will be held from November 9th, 2022 to December 6th, 2022.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 6 November 2022

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight images. Funds in US Dollars.

Open / No Theme competition awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on November 23rd, 2022. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication,  and event collateral. The artists’ work will be seen by approximately a half million people worldwide.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” – Lora

“Always very professional.” – Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 15-to-20-minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30-minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are joined occasionally by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they do represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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PleinAir Salon October Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon October Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon October Art Competition, held online and consisting of 19 categories. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition with 11 monthly cycles leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners is designed to stimulate artistic growth.

This is an online competition. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon October Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 31 October 2022

The Early Bird Discount ends October 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.

Each year, Pleinair Magazine awards a total of $33,000 for their monthly competitions.  They award $1,100 monthly to the top three winners and a People’s Choice Award for each competition. Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition through PleinAir Magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media. Each of the monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual grand prize winner receives $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine, the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo each spring.

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.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinpublishing.com.

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Faber Birren Color Show (Stamford, CT) – Call For Artists

Faber Birren Color Show (Stamford, CT) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Stamford Art Association announces a call for artists for the 42nd Annual National Faber Birren Color Show.

In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant, author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit with awards for original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope, encouraging artists in all media. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline extended: 6 November 2022

This year, the Stamford Art Association celebrates the 42nd year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Exhibit in person at The Townhouse Gallery in Stamford as well as online.

  • Receiving: December 2nd at 12 – 2 PM and December 3rd at 12 – 2 PM hand delivered
  • Reception: December 11th at 4 – 6 PM
  • Show dates: December 11 – January 19
  • Pickup: January 20th at 12 – 2 PM and January 21st at  12 – 2 PM

Prizes: Over $1200 in awards. First, 2nd, 3rd Prize, Honorary Mentions as per the juror. Winners will be asked to participate in a video presentation.

Juror: Laura G. Einstein, Manager of The Gallery at The Met Store, lecturer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and former Executive Director at Center for Contemporary Printmaking.

About Stamford Art Association

Established in 1971 in a circa 1874 historical townhouse, the Stamford Art Association (SAA) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, and multimedia artists. They host international exhibits, the Faber Birren Color Award Show and a High School Student Show for Fairfield County students. All artists, not just members, are welcome to submit their work for exhibits. Annual competitions draw submissions from local, regional, and national artists. The Stamford Art Association is supported by grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the City of Stamford, the Kuriansky Foundation, and generous donations from individual artists and friends.

Since its inception, the SAA continues to serve the community and has grown to include students from Fairfield County High Schools. The SAA gallery is used to exhibit local and national works, providing a richness that is reflected in the variety of mediums and backgrounds of the ever changing association. The gallery is open and free to the general public.

For more information, contact stamfordartassn@optonline.net.

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BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 (Australia)- Call For Artists

BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 (Australia)- Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives announces a call for artists for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2022. International and local artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating – are invited to submit entries.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 4 November 2022

There is an entry fee of $35, which must be paid at the time of sending the submission. Entry fees are not refundable. They will be used to support the awards and other BigCi artist-in-residence programs.

The Awards will be judged by an independent panel:

  • Jemila MacEwan, a New York based interdisciplinary environmental artist. She was a winner of the 2021 BigCi Environmental Award.
  • Sabrina Roesner, a Blue Mountains based arts leader and artistic program manager.
  • Ryan Andrew Lee, a cinematographer and artist. He was a winner of the 2021 BigCi Environmental Award.
  • Richard Morecroft, a nationally known broadcaster, visual arts interviewer, author, and mixed media maker, with a long-standing environmental commitment.

Two winners of the BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residency 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 as well as given research assistance relevant to their projects. At the end of their residencies, they will present their work at a BigCi Open Day event. This event is promoted widely both nationally and internationally.

About Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects.

BigCi has been established and run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.

They are 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 the team, many of resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although many 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.

For more information, contact rae@bigci.org.

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All Animal (Online International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Animal (Online International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Animal international art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of your experience or education in the art field.  Submit your best representational and non-representational art. The theme is considered to be any art which depicts domestic animals, wild animals, birds, sea creatures, fish, and mammals.

The All Animal competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An online exhibition of all entrants will be held from October 12th,2022 to November 8th, 2022.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 9 October 2023

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight images. Funds in US Dollars.

All Animal awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on October 26th, 2022. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication,  and event collateral. The artists’ work will be seen by approximately a half million people worldwide.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” – Lora

“Always very professional.” – Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 15-to-20-minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30-minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are joined occasionally by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they do represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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Nina Pancheva [Certified Visual Artist – Woking, Surray, UK]

Nina Pancheva [Certified Visual Artist – Woking, Surray, UK]

Nina Pancheva is a Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Woking, Surray, United Kingdom.

Nina Pancheva’s art practice is an intersection between painting, art installations, and research. Her practice-based PhD research project at the University of Southampton marked the beginning of her specific approach to fine art as a method which explores the world by both written and visual means.

Nina’s paintings usually include realistic elements which are juxtaposed with abstract ones or with a specific way of perception developed by the space of the art installation.

Background and Experience

For her education, Nina took Fine Art in the University of Southampton where she earned a Master’s degree with distinction. Her works have been shortlisted for the final exhibitions of the Sunny Art Prize, London; Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, London; Beep International Painting Prize, Swansea; and DAAD Art Competition, Vienna.

Nina’s paintings have been included in private and public art collections in the United Kingdom, USA, Bulgaria, and Austria. Her papers were published in two books: Art as Cultural Diplomacy: European Perspectives, edited by Cassandra Sciortino, Cambridge Scholars Press and Making Pictures, edited by Beth Harland, London: RGAP & Camberwell.

She presented papers from her practice-based research at international conferences and seminars in the United Kingdom, Croatia, the Czech Republic, and Canada.

See more work, visit ninapancheva.com

Nina Pancheva

Nina Pancheva

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