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Reimagining Reproduction: Los Angeles – Call For Artists

Reimagining Reproduction: Los Angeles – Call For Artists

The ART of Infertility announces a call for artists for the exhibit, “Reimagining Reproduction: The ART of Infertility in Los Angeles.” The exhibit will run June 9 – 30, 2018 at Venice Arts, Marina del Rey. The ART of Infertility is partnering with Dr. Paul Turek, The Turek Clinics in Beverly Hills and San Francisco, to host an interactive art event. This event is the highlight of a national awareness campaign for Men’s Health Month.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 25 May 2018

Our opening reception will be held on June 9th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

The artwork chosen will tell the stories of reproduction reimagined. It will highlight pieces reflecting both the experiences of those with infertility and those who must use assisted reproductive technology to build their families. The ART of Infertility is especially interested in sharing artwork telling the stories of men, single parents by choice, and those in the LGBTQ+ community.

We invite artists who have personal experience with non-traditional family building through assisted reproductive technology as well as those who have experienced reproductive loss, including infertility, miscarriage and stillbirth. The ART of Infertility invites artists who do not have personal experience, but have been inspired to create around this theme, to submit their artwork for exhibition.

Original artwork that has been created around themes of reproductive loss and on-traditional family building through assisted reproductive technologies will be considered. Works may be executed in any medium, and in a two- or three-dimensional format. Share the silenced stories of infertility and non-traditional family building in Los Angeles.

Reimagining Reproduction Artist Benefits

Artists participating in Reimagining Reproduction will benefit from publicity from a nation-wide awareness campaign via Men’s Health Network. Artists may sell their work and share their story. They will raise awareness about reproductive health, reproductive loss, and mental health. In particular, in underserved communities such as people of color, men, and the LGBT community. They will give those attending the event an opportunity to share the experiences of reproductive loss with their friends and family. Help diminish stigmas around reproductive health, particularly with infertility and mental health, particularly among men. Artists will have the opportunity to have their artwork travel in subsequent The ART of Infertility exhibits.

About The ART of Infertility

Infertility (IF) has been described as a culturally stigmatizing and invisible disease. The ART of Infertility is a national arts organization based in Michigan. Founded in 2014, they curate innovative and emotionally provoking art exhibits to portray the realities, pains, and joys of living with IF. They design engaging curriculums to host art and writing workshops. The ART of Infertility plans educational, outreach events. They advocate for infertility rights. Most of all, they provide support for those living in the shadows of infertility. Through art, they break the silence around reproductive grief and push back against common misconceptions. They invite you to join in the fight to make infertility visible.

For more information, contact info@artofinfertility.org.

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2018-19 Exhibitions – Call For Artists

2018-19 Exhibitions – Call For Artists

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, a call for artists for their 2018-19 exhibitions. This call represents MOXI’s first open application process for artists and art collectives to propose works for 2018-19 exhibitions. For reference, recent artworks have incorporated elements such as Kinect-based body interaction, camera-based interaction, virtual reality, and augmented reality. The design language of MOXI, on every floor, invites visitors to interact fully.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 26 Apr 2018

As part of the current application process, artists are asked to submit a three paragraph exhibit proposal summary for either one or two exhibits. The summary can include up to two embedded images in the PDF, and should include an estimated total budget. Budgets can be up to $10,000, inclusive of all artist fees, travel, hardware, software fabrication, and installation costs. Lower budgets may, in some cases, increase likelihood of funding. For the current application, budget detail is NOT required. Details of budget will come in the second phase.

The review committee will select artists that best meet the requirements, based on the submitted information. The following criteria will be examined:

  • Quality of the artist’s past work, both aesthetic and technical, as represented by the media submissions
  • Experience of the artist in creating interactive artworks
  • Experience of the artist in successfully designing, fabricating, and completing public artworks that are highly durable and robust – on time and within budget
  • The artist’s training, education, and artist statement
  • Quality of the proposed interactive exhibit and alignment with MOXI’s mission and audience

About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation, opened in Santa Barbara, CA in early 2017. It recently celebrated its first birthday, and has welcomed over 175,000 visitors in its first year. MOXI’s mission is to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. The museum has garnered numerous accolades during its first year, including being listed by Fodor’s Travel as one of the top ten new museums in the world. MOXI’s three floors are filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits and experiences. MOXI believes in the importance of art and creativity. Supporting that belief, has dedicated two museum spaces to rotating three-month interactive media artworks. These spaces are the Interactive Media Theater and the Bridge.

For more information, contact curator@moxi.org.

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Mix It Up – Call For Artists

Mix It Up – Call For Artists

The Town of Danville’s Village Theatre and Art Gallery is seeking artists to submit their artwork for the 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Mix It Up. Accepting artwork submissions in the form of sculpture, prints, photography, original paintings, and all mixed media.

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Deadline: 1 May 2018

Richard (Ric) Ambrose, Mix It Up Juror, has extensive experience in art administration and strategic planning which includes fundraising, donor cultivation, marketing, facility operations, and program development to the Richmond Art Center. In more than twenty-eight years, Ric has managed or curated more than 200 exhibitions in art, science, and history in a variety of multimedia formats.

Chosen artists for Mix It Up will have their work displayed in The Village Theatre and Art Gallery. The gallery is nestled in downtown Danville, CA. The Village Theatre and Art Gallery is located in a bustling, lively town that receives abundant foot traffic.

An Opening Reception for the juried exhibition is scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through August 25, 2018. Artwork in the exhibition will be for sale.

About The Town of Danville’s Village Theatre and Art Gallery

The Village Theatre and Art Gallery is open to visitors Wednesday through Friday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday by appointment only. The Art Gallery is closed on Sundays. Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

For more information, contact mbleier@danville.ca.gov.

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Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Dianne Funk Productions announces a call for artists for the Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 (IWAF). More than 10,000 art enthusiasts, collectors, and serious buyers will be in attendance on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2018.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 20 Oct 2017

Event to be held in the Palm Springs Desert Resorts area, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament. Celebrating its 16th year of success, artists travel from across the nation and from as far as Japan, Africa, Central and South America, the United Kingdom, and Europe each year to showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high quality craft. A total of 200 artists are selected to participate by jury, with the 2018 Indian Wells Arts Festival’s Primary Jury deadline set for October 20, 2017. Additionally, 60 places are held for the Secondary Jury deadline of January 8, 2018.

Fifteen Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed-media, printmaking, photography, other 2-dimensional, sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art, and found art.

“Auditors agreed the quality and balance of work was present at the show, and gave a score of 9.4 to each, while the prestige of show was ranked a nice 9.6. 100% of Sunshine Artist auditors recommend coming back to the Indian Wells Arts Festival.” -Sunshine Artist Magazine

The Indian Wells Arts Festival is ranked as an AFSB Blue Chip 100 Fine Art Events in 2017

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018

  • #3 So-Cal Getaway by The Examiner ‘Best of the Best’ by Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • Booth fees affordably range from $300 for a 10′ x 10′ single space and $600 for a 10′ x 20′ double space, with electricity optional at an additional $200 fee
  • Reported sales of $765,000 in 2016 are fostered by the Festival’s established reputation for fine and high-quality art
  • Ranked consistently as one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Privately gated venue with 24-hour security and unparalleled state-of-the-art facilities which include on-call booth sitters, free Wi-Fi internet access, and luxury on-site restrooms
  • Artists are required to be in attendance daily

What to expect in 2018

  • On-going artist promotion opportunities through artist spotlights across all IWAF social media and in video podcasts; and IWAF blog features at no additional cost to the artists
  • Public relations and media coverage including local and select major-market editorials and press releases
  • Easy artist check-in and express check-out
  • Real-time show updates and communications via text message
  • Complimentary artist hospitality with fresh snacks and beverages
  • Live jazz and entertainment ambiance designed to indulge and motivate buyers
  • Guests are greeted as VIPs with free and valet parking available, event programs, and free ‘be-back’ passes
  • Interactive activities and artist demonstrations
  • Children’s activities along with special exhibits
  • Gourmet specialties at the Gourmet MarketPlace lining the festival entryway
  • Local charities incorporated as Festival Partners, with donations towards their art scholarship funds
  • Saturday & Sunday “Eggs + Champagne in the Garden” brunch menu till noon
  • Champagne Circle Bar and RumChata Bar service, and full-menu restaurants in the shaded courtyard pavilion

Chosen Indian Wells Arts Festival 2018 artists will participate in a wonderful, highly recognized, and accredited fine arts festival. Experience the beauty of the venue and relax while enjoying the live music and performances. Artists receive media/social media publicity opportunities on all of the Indian Wells Arts Festival social media platforms and other news outlets leading up to and throughout the festival. They will be able to connect with other artists, vendors, staff, volunteers and festival goers/buyers. Artists receive 15% commission on all sales.

About Dianne Funk Enterprises

The Indian Wells Arts Festival is founded upon a commitment to promoting the crucial role art plays in a thriving society, whether it be in education, business, or quality of life. The architect of that vision is Dianne Funk Enterprises, Inc. led by its namesake.

Dianne Funk began producing art festivals in the Coachella Valley in 1986, with Faire a La Quinta, followed by Southwest Arts Festival in Indio in 1989, which has since grown into an acclaimed regional attraction. Building upon that success, Dianne Funk created the Indian Wells Arts Festival in 2002. It has since developed into the headlining event of the Coachella Valley’s arts festival season. The event has achieved an international scope with artists from more than 30 countries participating.

For more information, contact dianne@indianwellsartsfestival.com.

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Collage And Digital Madness – Call For Artists

Collage And Digital Madness – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery is seeking traditional collage art or collage digital artwork for Collage and Digital Madness. The goal in this exhibition is to feature the similarities and differences between the traditional and digital approaches.

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Deadline: 6 Aug 2017

There are no limitations on sizes of work, although works over 60 inches are costly for shipping. Therefore, artwork sizes that are manageable are recommended. No video, sculpture, or jewelry will be considered at this time.

Selected artists will have their works displayed in a gallery located in Laguna Beach, California.

About Las Laguna Gallery

Las Laguna Gallery is located in Laguna Beach. The town is in the heart of Orange County (The “OC”) adjacent to the Pacific Ocean with 7.1 miles of oceanfront vistas. It is home to more beachfront lodging than any other city in California. Laguna Beach ranks No. 1 in the United States in economic impact of the arts on a per capita basis. This includes total spending by both organizations and audiences. During the summer, several million visitors flock to the resort environment for its picturesque beaches and festivals. Festivals include the Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Art-A-Fair, Pageant of the Masters, Winter Fantasy, Laguna Craft Street Show, Laguna Beach Music Festival, and monthly First Thursday Laguna Beach Artwalk.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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SunSpots17 – Call For Artists

SunSpots17 – Call For Artists

Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley is now accepting entries for its upcoming group exhibition, Sunspots17: Ode to Summer.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 11 Jun 2017

Sunspots17 will be held July 10th through July 31st, 2017 at the Western Bureau’s Main Gallery in the historic Bank of Italy Building in downtown San Jose, California. The theme of the exhibition is summertime and the various memories, emotions, sights, and scenery that our warmest season evokes. All styles and mediums will be considered. Selected artists will be notified on June 19, 2017. Thematically aligned selections from the Western Bureau’s Permanent Collection including paintings by such noted mid-century artists as Erle Loran, Chris Ritter, James McCray, Edward Hagedorn, Victor di Gesu, and Harold C. Davies will also be included in the exhibition.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in the heart of Silicon Valley with a diverse group of artists from around the world.  If an artist’s piece sells during the exhibition, then they will receive 80% of the sale price. Unsold works will either be returned to the artist upon completion of the exhibition or purchased by Western Bureau Arts for our Permanent Collection.

About Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley

Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley is a leading collection of contemporary and modern art spanning from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Founded in 2008 in San Jose, California. Their mission is to preserve and promote works that have been unjustly overlooked or otherwise under-represented in today’s art market. The gallery is located in the landmark 1925 Bank of Italy building in downtown San Jose. They host monthly exhibitions of contemporary art alongside rotating selections from their Permanent Collection.

Whether it’s reviving the reputation of forgotten masters, celebrating regional art movements, or fostering the current generation of working artists, they strive to maintain this vital resource for educators, historians, curators, collectors, students, and members of the general public interested in exploring the many contours of creative expression.

For more information, contact art@westernbureau.com.

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Kala Fellowship Award 2017 – 2018 – Call For Artists

Kala Fellowship Award 2017 – 2018 – Call For Artists

Kala Art Institute announces a call for artists for the Kala Fellowship Award 2017 – 2018 international competition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 18 May 2017

Artists producing innovative work are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards are given based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.

In 2017, Kala will award eight artists a $3,000 stipend, unlimited access to Kala’s facilities for up to six months, one Kala class, and a culminating show in the Kala Gallery. The award is geared towards supporting artists in completing specific projects or bodies of work that would benefit from Kala’s specialized equipment in printmaking and digital media.

Each Kala Fellowship Award 2017 – 2018 includes:

  • Cash Award: $3,000
  • Studio Residency: Up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute with 24/7 access to our communal studio spaces. An individual studio space may be available depending on proposed projects and schedules.
  • Kala Class: One class or tutorial session that will provide training in a chosen area of printmaking and/or digital media.
  • Exhibition: Each artist selected is included in an annual group exhibition of Fellowship artists. Public programs for artists are possible and determined on an individual basis.
  • Community: Access to a community and network of approximately 75 artists working at Kala, participation in Kala events, and support of Kala staff.

Please note that this is a studio residency only. Housing is not included. Students who will be enrolled in a degree granting program in the 2017-2018 academic year are not eligible for the award.

About Kala Art Institute

Kala Art Institute encourages artistic experimentation. It was founded in 1974 by Archana Horsting and Yuzo Nakano as an international residency program rooted in the local community and a forum for ideas. Over four decades, it has progressed from a garage studio with one etching press and a single hot plate to a 15,200 sq. ft. facility in the historic West Berkeley Heinz building. Kala has grown steadily in the breath of its offerings and in the size of its operation. It remains true to its mission to be a workshop of ideas and engage the community through exhibitions, education, and public programs.

For more information, contact amber@kala.org.

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Unique Abstractions – Call For Artists

Unique Abstractions – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call for artists for Unique Abstractions in a variety of mediums.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 2 Apr 2017

Works in acrylic, airbrush, assemblage, charcoal, color pencil, collage, digital art, drawings, encaustic, fiber art, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, painting, pastel, photography (traditional and digital), printmaking, and watercolor will be considered.

Chosen artist’s work will be displayed at our gallery location in the heart of Laguna Beach.

Unique Abstractions - Call For Artists

About Las Laguna Gallery

Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture 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 situated 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 live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Resident Artist Program 2017 – Call For Artists

North Street Collective, located in the heart of Mendocino County, California, announces an open call for applications to the Resident Artist Program 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Mar 2017

The Resident Artist Program 2017 provides artists with the time, space, and inspiration to explore ideas and pro­duce work. Time spent at North Street allows artists to con­nect with Willits and Men­do­cino County while allow­ing them free­dom to accom­plish what they wish. North Street Collective accepts applications from individual artists or duos of any discipline to create, advance, or complete work in a self-guided and self-motivated way. They especially encourage partnerships of artists and scientists or artists and community activists who seek to work together in new ways. They are looking for people who are entrepreneurial by nature and who will also contribute to the growth and spirit of this new effort.

Resident Artist Program 2017 benefits

North Street Collective pro­vides hous­ing and work­space dur­ing the Resident Artist Program 2017. Res­i­dents are respon­si­ble for liv­ing expenses such as food, sup­plies, and travel to and from North Street Collective. All artists receive a weekly stipend of $300 to cover food, mate­ri­als, and trans­porta­tion to and from North Street.

Res­i­dents pur­sue their prac­tice and develop their cre­ative tech­niques in a rural, north­ern Cal­i­forn­ian set­ting. There are infor­mal, quirky places around North Street Collective to dis­play work and small areas for per­for­mances or other gatherings.

There are no pub­li­ca­tion, exhi­bi­tion, or per­for­mance require­ments for appli­ca­tion. The residency offers:

  • rel­a­tive seclu­sion,
  • inti­macy with a small town,
  • a mod­est house with some fruit trees and open space,
  • focus with­out pres­sure, and
  • inter­ac­tion with a few good souls.

Artists are asked to share your process but there is no require­ment for fin­ish­ing or pro­duc­ing a cer­tain amount of material.

About North Street Collective

North Street Collective Residents are artists who come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines or are working experimentally across several disciplines. In keeping with Mendocino’s unique heritage and sense of place, artists from Native American backgrounds, Mexican artists, and artists whose work is connected to ecology have special priority for residencies. North Street Collective celebrates artists working with wood or other materials from the local natural environment; artists working with railroad-related themes; and those with a social practice related to this region of the world, including water, food system, and social justice. They encourage applications from artists representing the widest possible ranges of perspectives and demographics.

North Street Collective is a place to decen­tral­ize and dein­sti­tu­tion­al­ize art prac­tice. They love to see how ideas develop, grow, and some­times even fail. They are a test space for new ideas and a social space for inter­ac­tion. Through their work, they help artists build sus­tain­able prac­tices. They fos­ter work that appeals to a vari­ety of audi­ences, and offer joy, com­fort, inspi­ra­tion, and interaction.

The guid­ing principles:

  • Place: con­nect to and seek to draw inspi­ra­tion from the attrib­utes of this spe­cial place
  • Hope: approach work with a sense of pos­si­bil­ity and aspiration
  • Inter­con­nect­ed­ness: rec­og­nize and cel­e­brate con­nec­tion with each other and with the world around us
  • Action: believe in the impor­tance of tak­ing steps for­ward even if those are not sure where they might lead
  • Con­tin­u­ous feed­back: seek to lis­ten, under­stand, and improve

For more information, contact info@northstreetcollective.org.

Resident Artist Program 2017 - Call For Artists

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stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017 – Call For Artists

stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017 is a contemporary art fair currently seeking independent artists. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Feb 2017

The stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017 will run April 28-30, 2017 at the Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco’s Marina District, and takes place at the same time as the Art Market SF gallery fair at Fort Mason. There are application and exhibitor fees. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work.

Through its democratic, online application, stARTup Art Fair gives artists the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive, influential selection committee of six diverse art world professionals including:

  • Jonas Almgren, CEO, Artfinder.com
  • Trish Bransten, Director, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
  • Christine Duval, Principal, Duval Contemporary
  • Amy Ellingson, San Francisco-based artist
  • Max Presneill, Director/Curator, Torrance Art Museum
  • Catherine Wagner, San Francisco-based artist

stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017

The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. The San Francisco Bay Area has a history of attracting creative, visionary, self-starting artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. stARTup Art Fair celebrates the spirit of this region with its investment in emerging and under-recognized artists. It is a destination where creatives of all stripes can converge to see new, inspiring art in the California spirit of discovery. The fair provides the chance for the next generation of art collectors to get in on the ground floor of a type of artist start-up, where collectors can acquire great works of art and make real connections with artists in an intimate setting.

For more information, please contact ray@startupartfair.com.

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