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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.

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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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Cannabis Creative: Maryland – Call For Artists

Cannabis Creative: Maryland – Call For Artists

Cannabis Creative announces a call for artists for Cannabis Creative: Maryland. Maryland residents only, other states to follow. Selected art will be published in the upcoming art book, Cannabis Creative: Maryland. A primary goal of the book is to end the stigma towards cannabis through a celebration of beauty and creativity.

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Deadline: 31 May 2019

Art may be of any style or format which can be well represented in print: paintings, drawings, sculpture, murals, glass-work, woodwork, fiber-work, metalwork, prose, music, comedy, dance, theater, transformational success story, or similar work that is inspired by the most beautiful and positive aspects of cannabis. Any cannabis consumed or referenced by artist must be legal acquired and consumed, either OTC CBD or MMCC Medical Cannabis Patient.

Cannabis Creative: Maryland Artist Benefits

Selected and published submissions shall receive $500. Potential for more based on book sales and future editions and compilations of the book series. All qualified submissions will be featured on the website’s gallery. Artist will have opportunity to share their story about how cannabis inspired their art or improved their quality of life. This is intended to educate and spark interest in the audience regarding medical cannabis.

Social Equity

Cannabis Creatives works to connect underprivileged or under-educated artists with galleries and provide them with no cost representation to the gallery. Socioeconomic and cultural diversity are part of the rubric by which submissions are judged. In addition to art submissions thru the website, the team will travel and interview artists that come through recommendations who do not have access to the internet, have learning/communication disabilities, or have other issues which would prevent them from enjoying the opportunity provided by Cannabis Creative.

About Cannabis Creative

Cannabis Creative is a visually stunning art book series that revels in the joy and creativity of cannabis. They collect, select, and showcase the very best displays of creativity made by local cannabis consumers in each state. More than just a book, Cannabis Creative offers its audience a celebration of art, beauty, knowledge, and a community of people who appreciate the merging of artistic brilliance and the legal use of cannabis.

For more information, contact onelove@cannabiscreativebook.com.

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The Book As Art Vol 6 – Call For Artists

The Book As Art Vol 6 – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for the Book As Art Vol 6. Submit beautifully made volumes, sculptural and conceptual works, and one‐of‐a‐kind approaches to the book format. Wall‐hung interpretations are welcome in the exhibition.

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Deadline: 15 May 2018

The Book As Art is an exhibition that has been described by critics as, “wildly eclectic” and finding “. . . new and often startling ways to re-imagine not just the physical format of a book but also the ideological essence of the content” (ArtsATL, “Year in Review,” Dec. 31, 2014); approaching “sheer aesthetic magic” (Jerry Cullum, ArtsATL, “Books Become Magical Objects, Aug. 28, 2013); and with examples that “. . .push boundaries and challenge expectations in ways that are both startling and exhilarating” (Jeff Stafford, Burnaway, “Art as Books, Books as Art,” Aug. 25, 2014).

The Book As Art Vol 6 participants’ works are seen by thousands of attendees, other exhibitors, authors, and volunteers. There are prizes available for the best entries submitted during the exhibition. The works of the artists in the exhibition are seen by many art critics. The festival is the largest book exhibition in the southeast.

The Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. The Decatur Arts Alliance sponsors the annual festivals and special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of various artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and develops the city as a strong arts community. The Decatur Arts Alliance strives to deliver a fresh full-spectrum arts experience throughout the year. It provides a collaborative environment.

For more information, contact admin@decaturartsalliance.org.

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