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The Book As Art: Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Book As Art: Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for The Book As Art V.12, a juried exhibition. International artists of all mediums may apply. The exhibition will be installed in the newly renovated Fourth Floor Gallery at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, home to the Georgia Center for the Book.

The Book as Art series seeks to showcase beautifully made volumes, sculptural and conceptual interpretations, one-of-a-kind approaches to the book format, and wall-hung interpretations.

 

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Enter by: 17 June 2024

There is an application fee of $30, with which artists may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. Each work requires its own unique application, but a coupon code is provided in the application instructions that permits 2 additional submissions without charge. For each application, artists are required to include 1-5 images of the submitted artwork and/or may include 1 video.

The Book As Art Theme

The Book As Art v.12: Rock, Paper, Scissors is the twelfth edition of an art show celebrating books: objects that, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive.

Rock, Paper, Scissors draws its inspiration from the childhood game of chance. This zero-sum game, played with symbols made with the players’ hands, has origins dating back to Han Dynasty China, and later, Japan.

The game can have many variations: number of players, different names, or a reordering of the words: “rock,” “paper,” and “scissors.” Whether these objects are animals or elements, the concept remains the same. By using a simple mathematical formula, hand symbols, and a bit of luck, a decision is produced for the combatants.

The objects in this exhibition should interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and are transfigured. Artists are challenged to look inward and outward, to interpret and embrace the childlike fun of this seemingly simple, classic game that blends history, nature, and mathematics with a bit of luck.

Or, simply give yourself over, and play a game of chance! 1, 2, 3…

Artist Benefits

Awards:

  • Best of Show: $1,000
  • Gold Award: $700
  • Silver Award: $500

Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur for inclusion in its public art collection. Local universities and institutions regularly purchase work from this exhibition.

Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of this exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price. The 8% Georgia sales tax will be added at the point of sale. Sales from the Fine Art Exhibition have increased each year and works from the exhibition have been added to private, corporate, and non-profit collections.

The Book as Art is an annual showcase that’s made possible through partnership between the Decatur Arts Alliance, the Dekalb County Public Library, and the Georgia Center for the Book. Located in Downtown Decatur, GA, the exhibition is accessible to the greater Atlanta community and a free art experience for local residents and tourists.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

Since its founding in 1989, the Decatur Arts Alliance has continually expanded its impact. Today, the 501(c)3 nonprofit brings a full-spectrum arts experience to the community every day through outdoor installations, live music, art events and festivals, community classes, and exhibitions – deliberately available at no/low cost to the public.

The Decatur Arts Alliance works to connect residents, businesses, tourists, and artists to increase arts access and engagement. The organization is committed to ensuring equitable opportunities for emerging and established artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds, and to producing work that is impactful for a broad range of community members.

For more information, contact bookart@decaturartsalliance.org

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Artist’s Eye On Galway Exhibition (Ireland) – Call For Artists

Artist’s Eye On Galway Exhibition (Ireland) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Artist’s Eye Books announce a call for artists and illustrators for Artist’s Eye On Galway, a beautifully finished publication prominently displaying the works of art that celebrate the wonderful locations and landmarks of Galway City and County, Ireland. It will be a visual tour of these places as viewed through the artists’ eyes.

 

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Deadline: 31 Jan 2022

Artists will feature prominently in a published book, along with their details and links to their website/social media accounts. These will be promoted nationally, online, and to a private list of art collectors and patrons.

From the works accepted to our publication, a number of these will be featured in a physical launching exhibition which will be held in Galway City, Ireland, in a prominent city-centre hotel during July 2022 when tourists flock to this thriving city of the arts.

About Artist’s Eye Books

Artist’s Eye Books is founded and run by a group of local artists. Being artists, they understand how difficult it can be to get exposure and exhibition time. They are dedicated to giving this access to other artists. Artist’s Eye has teamed up with a local independent publisher who is delighted to be able to organize the publishing and printing aspects of the project. The publisher has a track record of creating good-quality printed books.

For more information, contact artistseyegalway@gmail.com.

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Volume 11 (Publication Opportunity) – Call For Artists

Volume 11 (Publication Opportunity) – Call For Artists

Apply to have your work considered in Volume 11 by Friend of the Artist (FOA). FOA is a quarterly book dedicated to elevating the work of emerging artists around the world. The publication releases every quarter and includes the work of artists who work in a variety of mediums. Accepted artists have a four-page spread of their work, information, and artist statement.

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Deadline: 13 Oct 2019

Submission fee: $30 for five images / $50 for five images and a book. Artists of all academic disciples are welcome to apply. This includes painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and performance art. Works must be submitted in a printable format.

Volume 11 will be guest juried by Anna Mikaela Ekstrand, Angeliki Kim Jonsson, and Adele Smejkal. It will be available in the FOA store and at online retailers including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Guest Jurors

  • Anna Mikaela Ekstrand, Editor-in-Chief Cultbytes and Independent Curator
  • Angeliki Kim Jonsson, Co-founder of Art/choke and founder of DYNAMISK
  • Adele Smejkal,  Co-founder of Art/Choke, Client Liason at Sotheby’s London, and founder of @as_artjournal

About Friend Of The Artist

Friend of The Artist is a print publication dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists from around the world. There is a copious amount of engaging and intelligent artwork. Because of an invisible gap between the academy and the art world, there is a limit to the opportunities artists have. The print and digital publications allow FOA to exhibit artists’ work in a broader context. They have the advantage of sparking worldwide conversations through our artist interviews. FOA is about engaging in meaningful dialogue around art in print.

For more information, contact contact@friendoftheartist.com.

Previous call for artists from Friend of the Artist

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Volume 10 (Publication Opportunity) – Call For Artists

Volume 10 (Publication Opportunity) – Call For Artists

Friend of The Artist (FOA) is seeking emerging artists to publish in their upcoming volume, Volume 10. FOA is quarterly book dedicated to elevating the work of emerging artists around the world. The publication releases as a hardcover art book every quarter. It includes the work of artists who work in a variety of mediums, informative articles, and interviews.

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Deadline: 7 Jul 2019

Volume 10 will be juried by Diana Cerezino, Michael Dewberry, and Tim Ralston. It will be available in our store and online retailers including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Volume 10 will be released in early fall of 2019.

Volume 10 Artist Benefits

Accepted artists will receive three works published in Volume 10 (a four-page spread of their work) alongside their artist bio and statement. Accepted artists will receive a complimentary digital copy of publication, discounts on books for family and friends, and free digital access to future publications. Additionally, each accepted artist will have at least one social media post seen by our 4,800+ followers. The publication is distributed internationally. Formerly published artists have benefited from the prestige of being a published artists which has led to exhibitions, increased community, and higher sales of works.

About Friend of the Artist

Friend of The Artist is a print publication dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists from around the world. There is a copious amount of engaging and intelligent artwork. Because of an invisible gap between the academy and the art world, there is a limit to the opportunities artists have. The print and digital publications allow FOA to exhibit artists’ work in a broader context. They have the advantage of sparking worldwide conversations through our artist interviews. FOA is about engaging in meaningful dialogue around art in print.

For more information, contact contact@friendoftheartist.com.

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