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The Second Half (50 and Over) Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

The Second Half (50 and Over) Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for The Second Half (50 and Over), an in-gallery and online art exhibition. This is an open theme, open medium call for artists for any artist 50 years of age or older.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 30 May 2024

Las Laguna Art Gallery is looking to celebrate the talent, experience, and unique viewpoint of those in “the 2nd half” of life. As we grow older, the maturity and insight life has given us multiplies. The viewpoints and experiences that come with age are invaluable lessons to us all on how to live life – and live it well.

For the online exhibition, each artist that submits will have at least one artwork selected to be shown. Las Laguna Art Gallery promotes artists and their artwork on their website, Instagram, Facebook, and to a group of collectors and supporters.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

Las Laguna Art Gallery is located in the well-known art community of Laguna Beach, California. They are on an oceanside cliff in a cute little village of art and shops. Each month, they host a different themed show featuring artists from around the world. They pride themselves in being an entry point for artists new to showing their artwork, as well as a place that experienced artists love to exhibit.

For more information, contact laslagunaartgallery@gmail.com

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Fine Art Open Annual (Carlsbad, CA) – Call For Artists

Fine Art Open Annual (Carlsbad, CA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Carlsbad Oceanside Art League announces an open call for California artists for their 72nd Fine Art Open Annual juried art exhibition, to be held August 4 – September 1, 2024. The purpose of this long-standing exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art.

The North Coastal Art Gallery will host the exhibition in Carlsbad, CA, in the heart of downtown Carlsbad, CA, with a free, open to the public reception, and provide cash awards.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 17 July 2024

Chosen artists for the 72nd Fine Art Open Annual juried art exhibit will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space. The North Coastal Art Gallery is located in historic downtown Carlsbad. The gallery has between 1,500 to 2,000 visitors a month with tourists in and out daily to the space.

In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets and will be promoting a video of the show for online viewing with the artist names as credits.

About Carlsbad Oceanside Art League

The Carlsbad Oceanside Art League was founded in 1951 and the North Coastal Art Gallery is a part of its Art initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in a safe space for you to build creative confidence.

The North Coastal Art Gallery is managed by the (COAL), Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League which is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, formed in August 1951, by a group of 5 emerging and established artists who lived in the Carlsbad and Oceanside area. Their mission was to promote art education and cultural appreciation in the community, and whose primary purpose is to provide art enrichment to artists, and provide a place to display artwork.

For more information, contact info@northcoastalartgallery.com

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Superfine Art Fair San Francisco (Spring 2024) – Call For Artists

Superfine Art Fair San Francisco (Spring 2024) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Superfine Art Fair announces a call for artists for the Superfine Art Fair San Francisco Spring 2024.

90 colorful and creative art professionals will be hand-picked to showcase with Superfine Art Fair, the most widespread artist-driven art fair in the United States, as it returns to the Bay Area for its most popular show of the year. New in 2024, Superfine takes over Fort Mason’s acclaimed waterfront space, the Gateway Pavilion, from March 21 – 24, 2024. Situated near the bustle of the Embarcadero with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, this 10,000+ square foot venue offers artists an immense scenic backdrop to display their works.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by:  8 March 2024

Hurry! Only 20 booths remain. Reserve them before they sell out!

Superfine Art Fair San Francisco Artist Benefits

  • No Commission: 100% of your art sales go directly to you.
  • Expand Your Reach: Meet face-to-face with collectors; over 75% of visitors report coming to buy new art.
  • Personalized Guidance: Expert advice, one-on-one guidance, educational sessions, and unlimited calls with Superfine’s co-founder.
  • Diverse Community: 60-70% of Superfine artists identify as women, LGBTQ+, or disadvantaged minority groups.
  • Exceptional Venues: High ceilings, warm atmospheres, well-trafficked, and located in the heart of the cities.
  • Inclusive Infrastructure: All the logistical details are taken care of; just bring your art, hang it, and be present to sell.

“I met a lot of buyers, interested gallery owners and public art representatives as well as brilliant fellow artists, and the very juicy cherry on top was that I sold 13 pieces over the 4 days! On top of that I also sold 2 more pieces after the fair had finished thanks to being on the Superfine website. It felt like I was part of a great family and I can’t wait for the next one!” – Valerie Auersperg, Superfine San Francisco Exhibitor

“I view my participation in this fair as planting seeds. Sure, I made art sales, but more importantly, I made connections with people that are going to help me grow my business over the next year.” – Joseph Shook, Superfine San Francisco Exhibitor

About Superfine Art Fair

Superfine Art Fair started in 2015 to transform the way that art fairs are run. Since then, Superfine has evolved into the #1 artist driven art fair in the United States and has brought together artists from all over the world to show in cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Savannah, and Seattle. With 6 shows slated for 2024, artists won’t want to miss the opportunity to receive personalized advice and build up their art careers.

For more information, contact info@superfine.world

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Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (California) – Call For Artists

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (California) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR) announces a call for artists for the 2024 – 25 season.

​Founded in 2007, JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement, and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. They establish spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape, and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world. Each year, JTHAR invites 6 artists from around the world to create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 10 January 2024

$45 application fee

Artists selected for this program are at all stages of their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and non fiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture. Artists are selected to attend the residency by the JTHAR Board Members. The committee reviews all applications submitted to the program. Selection is based on the merit of the artist’s portfolio and the residency proposal.

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Benefits

Residency recipients will receive a one thousand dollar scholarship/stipend to deter costs of participating in the program. Funds can be used towards art supplies, transportation, and meals.

The residency provides studio space and living accommodations. As part of the residency program, each artist is invited to live in one of fives homes that are nestled on 5 acres surrounded by the panoramic mountain views. Adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park, where the Sonoran and Mojave deserts meet, each home provides quiet seclusion. The region, know for its strange Joshua Trees and giant rock formations called Inselbergs, is a land of surprising variety and complexity; it is a land of extreme fragility. To the close observer, a tiny flower bud or the lizard’s frantic dash reveals this desert as a place of beauty and life.

Artists may choose to work in the JTHAR dedicated studio, a large studio space, divided by movable walls, depending on the artist’s needs. Housing Accommodations are located the Highlands near the West Entrance of the Joshua Tree National Park. Please note that the summer months can be very hot in the high desert. If you are adverse to the heat, this may not be the program for you. All houses are equipped with AC.

Artists have the option of an open studio exhibition of their work at the JTHAR studio or a Zoom presentation.

The memories I made at the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency will always hold a special place in my heart and mark a pivotal turning point in my artistic journey. The opportunity to spend time in the midst of such natural beauty allowed me to find inspiration, delve into my thoughts, and explore trajectories like never before. JTHAR’s generosity and dedication to fostering artistic growth are truly remarkable. – Justin M Zielke (2023)

About Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency

JTHAR has serviced the artists community in Joshua Tree, California, for over 18 years. It is one of the only residencies in the area that has open calls and ideally located next the one of US National Parks.

For more information, contact info@jthar.com

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Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Newport Beach (City) announces a call for entries for Phase IX of its ongoing Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of its Civic Center Park. Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the 14-acre, ocean-view site specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden.

The Civic Center is the heart of Newport Beach – home to City Hall, administrative offices, and the spectacular Central Library building. The Park welcomes residents and visitors year-round for free concerts on the lawn, art shows, docent-led sculpture tours, visits to the dog park, and leisurely trail walks among the environmentally-friendly native plant life.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 24 January 2024

The Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition transforms Civic Center Park into a “museum without walls,” constantly evolving as new, bold contemporary works from world-class artists rotate through, delighting and enriching park visitors. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration to be installed from June 2024 to June 2026.

Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $5,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork. No other fees or expense reimbursements are offered. Honorarium shall be used to cover round-trip transportation of the artwork to and from the exhibition site, structural engineering documents (if required), any insurance needed or desired for artwork transport and display, and for the cost of on-site availability during installation and removal.

Artists will receive half of the honorarium upon delivery of the artwork to the site for installation, inspection and acceptance by the City; and the second half of the payment after de-installation at the conclusion of the two-year exhibition period.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County (ArtsOC) is the independent nonprofit arts council for Orange County, California, and is dedicated to sustaining, strengthening, and advancing the county’s creative ecology. Designated by the County as its official local arts agency, ArtsOC is the community’s leading advocate and service provider for the arts and arts education. With deep experience as both consultant and facilitator for both public art calls and Arts Master Plans for local government, ArtsOC has been contracted by the City of Newport Beach to facilitate the submission and selection process for the Exhibition since its beginning.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org

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The Other Art Fair Los Angeles (April 2024) – Call For Artists

The Other Art Fair Los Angeles (April 2024) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Other Art Fair, presented by SaatchiArt, announces a call for artists for the 11th edition of The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, happening at Barker Hangar from April 4 – 7, 2024.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 17 December 2023

Fees start at $2,240.

The Fair package includes a booth at a 4-day in-person event at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar (April 4-7, 2024), pre-fair operations and marketing workshops, and booth curation feedback.

Are you an early-stage artist facing the traditional barriers of the contemporary art world? You may qualify for our New Futures prize, where one recipient is awarded free exhibition space at The Other Art Fair Los Angeles. Click here to view the eligibility criteria and New Futures application.

The Other Art Fair Los Angeles Artist Benefits

Artists that exhibit at The Other Art Fair gain access to unique marketing support from Saatchi Art, including:

  • Exhibitors at The Other Art Fair create a free profile on SaatchiArt. This profile opens you and your artwork to a worldwide base of art collectors, expanding your online community and reach.
  • As an exhibitor, your art has the opportunity to be chosen by the curation and fair team for multiple Saatchi Art collections, exclusively highlighting artworks of The Other Art Fair exhibitors. These collections are promoted by Saatchi Art and The Other Art Fair.
  • As an exhibitor, your art has the opportunity to be chosen as featured artwork for marketing pre-Fair by Saatchi Art and The Other Art Fair through email, web, and social promoting the edition of The Other Art Fair where you will be exhibiting.

Are you a first-time exhibitor? You belong here. The Fair provides support to artists, including:

  • A marketing workshop that provides helpful tips to inviting your community, no matter how small or large, plus inspiration for how to best curate your stand.
  • Personalized marketing assets that you can use on social media and email, to share with your contacts.
  • Access to an artist portal with logos, marketing assets, recorded workshops, and important details and deadlines, making marketing collateral easy to find.
  • A valued place in a community of artists that you can go to for friendship, advice, expertise, and support.

About The Other Art Fair

Presented by SaatchiArt, the world’s leading online art gallery, the Fair is a global gathering of creative thinkers, game changers, and pleasure seekers sharing emerging talent and unforgettable experiences. Set against the backdrop of the world’s biggest cities, each fair is different. The Fair combines boundary-pushing yet always affordable works with immersive installations, performances, and the odd tattoo or taxidermy class thrown in for good measure. Art isn’t confined to convention or rule, and how you enjoy it shouldn’t be either.

A place where art feels accessible, where everyone fits in, where the experience exists outside of four white walls and the same four artists? That’s not normal. That’s The Other Art Fair.

For more information, contact briana@theotherartfair.com

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Small Works – Big Talent (Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Small Works – Big Talent (Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for Small Works – Big Talent, an online and gallery exhibition. The gallery is looking for small works with big impact. There is no intended theme for the work. It just needs to fit the criteria of being small art.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 30 October 2023

All mediums and subjects accepted. No works over 18 inches on either side, including frame, if framed.

All artists who submit artwork to Small Works – Big Talent will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on the gallery’s website and to their client list. A select number of artists will be chosen to send their work to the gallery for the in-person exhibition at a brick-and-mortar gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

Unlike other art galleries in Laguna Beach who only select local artists, Las Laguna Art Gallery chooses artists from around the globe.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

Since 2013, Las Laguna Gallery has held open calls for art, calls for entry, and calls for art opportunities for artists to promote and sell their art in a gallery.

Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally, and internationally; 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 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 there is live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.

With more than 100 art galleries and artist studios to explore, you’ll come to understand why Laguna Beach is a beloved “art colony.” In fact, the area was discovered by artists. In the late 1800s, visitors were making an annual pilgrimage through the canyons to camp at Laguna Beach each summer. By 1903, painters like Norman St Clair were visiting from San Francisco, attracted to the landscape and light only found on the coast of Laguna. Like tourists of any era, St Clair returned home with glowing reports and landscape paintings that led his artist friends to follow him south. It wasn’t long before plein air (painting outdoors) artists like William Wendt and Frank Cuprien moved to Laguna Beach. Within a few years, Laguna Beach had a permanent population of about 300 people – half of whom were artists.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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FlashPoint Photography Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

FlashPoint Photography Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists working in all photographic mediums to submit images to be considered for the FlashPoint exhibition. The theme is open. Artwork can be in color or in black and white.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 30 September 2023

All artists who submit artwork to FlashPoint will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on the gallery’s website and to their client list. A select number of artists will be chosen to send their work to the gallery for the in-person exhibition at a brick-and-mortar gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

Since 2013, Las Laguna Gallery has held open calls for art, calls for entry, and calls for art opportunities for artists to promote and sell their art in a gallery.

Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally, and internationally; 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 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 there is live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.

Unlike other art galleries in Laguna Beach who only select local artists, Las Laguna Art Gallery chooses artists from around the globe.

With more than 100 art galleries and artist studios to explore, you’ll come to understand why Laguna Beach is a beloved “art colony.” In fact, the area was discovered by artists. In the late 1800s, visitors were making an annual pilgrimage through the canyons to camp at Laguna Beach each summer. By 1903, painters like Norman St Clair were visiting from San Francisco, attracted to the landscape and light only found on the coast of Laguna. Like tourists of any era, St Clair returned home with glowing reports and landscape paintings that led his artist friends to follow him south. It wasn’t long before plein air (painting outdoors) artists like William Wendt and Frank Cuprien moved to Laguna Beach. Within a few years, Laguna Beach had a permanent population of about 300 people – half of whom were artists.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Storytellers: Art Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Storytellers: Art Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for the Storytellers in gallery and online exhibition, seeking artwork that tells stories. The artwork for Storytellers can be open ended; thus, allowing the viewer to draw their own conclusions or designed to tell a story. Artwork submitted can relay apparent anecdotes, narratives, plotlines, or parables.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 31 August 2023

All artists who submit artwork to Storytellers will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on the gallery’s website and to their client list. A select number of artists will be chosen to send their work to the gallery for the in-person exhibition at a brick-and-mortar gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

Since 2013, Las Laguna Gallery has held open calls for art, calls for entry, and calls for art opportunities for artists to promote and sell their art in a gallery.

Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally, and internationally; 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 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 there is live music in the fire-side theater Tuesday through Saturday.

Unlike other art galleries in Laguna Beach who only select local artists, Las Laguna Art Gallery chooses artists from around the globe.

With more than 100 art galleries and artist studios to explore, you’ll come to understand why Laguna Beach is a beloved “art colony.” In fact, the area was discovered by artists. In the late 1800s, visitors were making an annual pilgrimage through the canyons to camp at Laguna Beach each summer. By 1903, painters like Norman St Clair were visiting from San Francisco, attracted to the landscape and light only found on the coast of Laguna. Like tourists of any era, St Clair returned home with glowing reports and landscape paintings that led his artist friends to follow him south. It wasn’t long before plein air (painting outdoors) artists like William Wendt and Frank Cuprien moved to Laguna Beach. Within a few years, Laguna Beach had a permanent population of about 300 people – half of whom were artists.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Postcards From Paradise Art Exhibition (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

Postcards From Paradise Art Exhibition (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Voss Gallery announces a call for artists for Postcards from Paradise, a juried group exhibition of letter-size paintings celebrating the beauty of our surroundings and how we connect with one another. This opportunity is open to artists based in the United States.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 23 April 2023

All artwork must be the exact dimensions 8 x 10 inches (oriented either horizontally or vertically) and may not exceed more than 3 inches off the wall). Accepted mediums include paintings, drawings, and collages. Artwork must be professionally presented and ready to hang securely on a wall with hanging wire. Any artwork without hanging hardware may not be accepted for exhibition on arrival.

Artists may submit up to three works for consideration. Early bird entry fee is $15 for submissions received before March 19th and $25 for submissions received thereafter through April 23rd. Artists will be notified via email about their artwork submission by Saturday, April 29th. Accepted artwork will need to be delivered or shipped to the gallery no later than Saturday, May 20th.

Postcards from Paradise Artist Benefits

A Juror’s Choice Award and two honorable mentions will be selected by guest juror Haylee Barsky, the curator and founder of Visionary Projects in New York, New York.

Haylee Barsky is an independent curator and designer. She is the founder and curator of Visionary Projects, an international art platform and community established in 2018 to make contemporary art and creativity accessible and inclusive. Haylee received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Photography with a Master’s degree in Art Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, New York, and has worked in the creative departments for Tom Ford, Nylon Magazine, and Moda Operandi.

The exhibition is on view May 26 – June 24, 2023. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 26, 6-9PM at Voss Gallery (3344 24th St., San Francisco, CA 94110). Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM or by appointment.

Aside from being promoted on the curator and gallery’s social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) and newsletter (+7K subscribers), selected artists will have the opportunity to showcase their artwork at Voss Gallery. Artists are encouraged to attend and meet collectors at the opening reception. Artists will also have the opportunity for two art curators to view their artwork during the selection process, where there is an opportunity for future collaborations and gallery representation.

About Voss Gallery

Voss Gallery is a women-owned art gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District and was established in 2019 by Ashley L. Voss. The gallery features a dynamic exhibition program of solo and thematically organized group shows and socially-conscious projects to benefit the greater community. New exhibitions are presented every three to four weeks and are curated with an emphasis on new contemporary work by emerging and mid-career artists.

The gallery’s mission is to inspire, connect, and enrich lives by making the art buying process easy, accessible, and fun. They are committed to helping collectors at any stage find the perfect piece for their space with a variety of options for every budget.

For more information, contact info@vossgallery.art.

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