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EXPO 42 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

EXPO 42 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] bj spoke gallery announces a call for artists for EXPO 42, a virtual show with a virtual reception on Zoom. It is an international competition. All fine arts media are acceptable (no crafts): watercolor, oils, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, pastel, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation art, video (short), photography, original digital art, and fiber art.

The Juror is Kiko Aebi, a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 9 December 2022

Artists will be allowed to submit up to 6 images and/or 2 videos. Submissions must be the original work of the artist.

b.j. spoke gallery will promote the virtual show and display the finalists work on their website and social media platforms. The virtual show dates will be February 1st through 28th, 2023. If selected as a finalist, images of your art, your name, voice, video, artist’s statement, and/or bio will be used on the gallery website social media, print, and any other publicity used to promote EXPO 42.

A Zoom Reception and Awards Presentation will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023, for artists, their guests, and the public, at which time the award winners will be announced. Cash prize for First Place is $300, $200 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place.

About bj spoke gallery

bj spoke gallery is a member owned not for profit, 501 (c)3, artists cooperative and an icon of Huntington Long Island for nearly fifty years. The gallery provides a space for artists to showcase visual arts, collaborate across mediums with fellow artists, engage in local community programs, and use artwork to fundraise for local organizations focusing on family violence, homelessness, and individuals with special needs.

For more information, contact bjspokegallery25@gmail.com.

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Paperworks 2022 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Paperworks 2022 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Paperworks 2022, an international juried competition for artists using paper as their primary substrate or the subject of a video. All entries to the Paperworks 2022 competition must be the original work of the artist. Accepted media includes works made on, with, or about, paper. For example, cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, digital art, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.

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Enter by: 31 May 2022 (Deadline Extended)

The juror is Kiko Aebi, a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In this role, she has provided exhibition and acquisition support on various projects. Most recently, she worked with Senior Curator Jodi Hauptman and Associate Curator Samantha Friedman on Cézanne Drawing (2021) and contributed texts to the associated exhibition catalogue. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant and holds an M.A. in Contemporary Art History from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and a B.A. in Art History and Environmental Studies from Amherst College.

Selected artists will have up to six pieces included in a one month, online exhibition on b.j. spoke gallery’s website and promoted on b.j spoke gallery’s social media accounts from August 1-31, 2022. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place artists. The gallery will host virtually an opening reception Saturday, August 13th at 7:00 pm on Zoom.

b.j. spoke gallery has a 45 year history and strong contact list. The gallery has over 20 years’ experience in producing national and international juried shows. Contacts include art collectors, interior designers, art educators, and arts councils.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery was founded with the belief that a partnership between artist and public is an essential relationship. The gallery provides opportunities for artists to experience responses to their work and the public to increase its aesthetic awareness in deciphering the artist’s intent through contemplation and dialogue.

b.j. spoke gallery offers solo exhibits of members’ work, 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 the under-served artist 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.

For more information, contact manager@bjspokegallery.org.

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Focus 2018 – Call For Artists

Focus 2018 – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Focus 2018, a national, fine art photography competition juried by Kelly Sidley, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, NY.

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Deadline: 30 Apr 2018

Entry Fee: $35 for up to 6 images/works, all of which could be selected for exhibition. Artists will be judged on their body of work. Open to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older.

Focus 2018 Juror: Kelly Sidley, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art, NY. Ms. Sidley was a Lecturer (2007-2015) in MoMA’s Education Department and contributed to many exhibitions including Out of Time: Contemporary Art from the Collection (2006-2007); Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making (2007); Aernout Mik (2009); Inbox: Hans-Peter Feldmann (2017); and Louise Lawler: Why Pictures Now (2017).

Selected artists will have up to six pieces included in a one month exhibition at the b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY from August 1-26, 2018. b.j. spoke gallery will host and promote an opening reception on August 4th 6-9pm for exhibiting artists and guests. Winners posted on b.j. spoke website with featured works and artists statement, in social media, and local press.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is an artist owned and run cooperative art gallery and non profit 501(c)(3) organization, in Huntington, NY. They exhibit the work of members 10 to 12 months yearly. Members embrace many media, styles, and expression. They not only bring art to b.j. spoke gallery, but also share their expertise and talents in successfully managing the gallery. Members’ dedication to the arts and b.j. spoke gallery has enabled the gallery to hang one show per month, run two juried competitions per year, and have an open submissions event for our community, as well as host poetry nights, charity events, artist talks, and a bi-monthly artist circle discussion group. Perhaps most important, the gallery provides a space for the community. Members talk about art and the ideas that keep them painting, sculpting, moving, and changing.

For more information, contact manager@bjspokegallery.com.

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