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Greek Island Residency (Skopelos, Greece) – Call For Artists

Greek Island Residency (Skopelos, Greece) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (SkopArt) located on the Greek Island of Skopelos announces a call for artists for the Greek Island Residency for 2024. Residency studios are equipped for painters, printmakers, ceramicists, and sculptors and are for three weeks from April – October. Perched high above the Aegean Sea, find a welcome respite from the hurly-burly world. Feel freedom to work in the only studio that offers most mediums in Greece. Experience the food, history, landscape, music, and welcoming people of the island.

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Apply by: 20 March 2023

The Greek Island Residency has much to offer all ages and needs. A younger artist may need to boost their resume. Another may be working on a deadline for a project and require the time to work alone and concentrate on it. Others may need time away from their culture and environment to find a different form of inspiration. Some bring friends or families so they may spend their free time in other pursuits. Others enjoy the exchanges that occur with artists working in the studio in different mediums or the same medium.

The journey to the island on ferry presents all residents with a 3-hour experience that is relaxing to the spirit and visually exciting as one leaves the shore and first arrives at the Port of Skiathos. It then continues for another hour to the Port of Skopelos. The quaint villages with red tile and slate roofs dot the mountains. The lush pine forests of Skopelos are in view. The coves and beaches tucked away from full view stir the imagination and call for exploration. The staff at Skopelos wishes the residents to find freedom to explore, experiment, and expand their artistic expressions.

Greek Island Residency Artist Benefits

SkopArt hopes that the residency will allow the artists to network with other talented artists, learn about a new culture, and enjoy down time from their busy lives. They allow first time residents so SkopArt can be a springboard to other residencies. Many artists have breakthroughs in their work because they have the time to think about new ideas. The island is incredibly inspiring with the gorgeous pine tree forests that go all the way down to the deep blue Aegean Sea. It is a safe environment so artists can walk freely through charming and quaint Skopelos town day or night.

About Skopelos Foundation for the Arts

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts was established as a non-profit organization in 1999 by the Founder, Gloria Carr. For years, it was her vision to create a studio for artists. She wasn’t sure where it would be set up until 1996 when she visited the island of Skopelos.

Skopelos is a unique island with the contrast of light and color. It is the greenest island located in the Northern Sporades. The locals add to the extraordinary flavor of the island and this is where Gloria Carr decided to create a studio.

The mission of the Foundation is to promote the visual arts and education in the arts through cultural exchanges. Guided by the Hellenic history and culture, the Foundation promotes artistic dialogue between the Greek, American, and International communities of artists.

The ceramics area is open raw space with a gorgeous view of the neighboring island, Alonnisos. There are two electric kilns, two wheels on site, and a wood-burning kiln. The Foundation is affiliated with Nikos Rodios, who is a world-renowned potter and known for his patented firing technique that creates a beautiful onyx that he applies to his work modeled after ancient utilitarian pieces.

The printmaking facilities overlook the Aegean Sea, with lots of windows so that the artists always see the light and the constantly changing colors of the water. The studio has equipment so it can accommodate the beginner to the most advanced.

The Foundation has a Board of Directors which is made up of businesspeople, artists, and university professors from Florida, Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC. It is affiliated with some of the top Universities including Arizona State University, George Mason University, Gulf Coast College, Marymount University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Corcoran School of Art + Design, Pratt Institute, The University of Florida, and Michigan School of Art + Design. The Foundation has worked with top workshop directors such as Pavel Amromin, Steve Cushner, Georgia Deal, Linda Goodman, Kathleen King, Mitch Lyons, Tammy Marinuzzi, Dennis O’Neil, and Suzy Birstein.

Skopelos is a place that takes the imagination beyond what one thinks is possible if you allow it. It is for the flexible adventurer that wants to create and be engulfed by the Greek culture. If you want to have an experience you will never forget, come work on your own or in one of the workshops.

For more information, contact info@skopart.org.


Juried Art Exhibition (Valparaiso, IN) – Call For Artists

Juried Art Exhibition (Valparaiso, IN) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Art Barn School of Art announces a call for artists for their 29th annual juried art exhibition. The purpose of this long-standing exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional artwork and ceramic arts. The exhibition attracts entries from aspiring and established artists from Northwest Indiana, Chicago suburbs, and Southwest Michigan.

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Enter by: 28 February 2023

The exhibition opens April 15 and will run through May 19, 2023. An opening reception is scheduled for April 28 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm CST.

Your work will be juried by artist Aimee Tomasek (MFA University of Kentucky), an Associate Professor of Art at Valparaiso University. Aimee Tomasek will bring an expert eye to this year’s artwork selection process. As juror, Ms. Tomasek will help Art Barn ensure the highest standards and integrity. Tomasek is a documentary photographer. Her photographs address the social and cultural relationships between industry and regionalism along with more personal institutions such as faith, ethnic foundations, and a sense of community.

Art Barn provides numerous purchase and merit awards totaling $4,000.

  • Best of Show – $500
  • Merit Awards – in various values from $20 – $300
  • Purchase Awards – in amounts of $300, $400 or $500)
  • Jan Sullivan Emerging Artist Award – $200 (artists between the ages of 18-25 are eligible)

All proceeds generated from this exhibition, aside from awards, support Art Barn School of Art educational programs and exhibitions.

About Art Barn School of Art

Art Barn School of Art is dedicated to fostering the love of art for artists of all ages and abilities. Art Barn has a 50-year history and offers a full range of art education classes for children and adults, art exhibitions, and cultural programs year-round. In the Spring, the Art Barn walls fill floor to ceiling for the annual juried art exhibition (with a 29-year history). In September, Art Barn hosts its annual outdoor Art Blitz which engages visitors in art-making, demonstrations, and fun for the whole family.

Art Barn is housed in a century-old renovated barn in a 69-acre environment in Porter County, with rolling woodlands, a pond, open spaces, gardens, farm animals, wildlife, and endless sources of inspiration. The retreat-like atmosphere provides a safe space for creation and expression away from the distractions of life.

For more information, contact info@artbarnschool.org.


Cups With Conscience (Ellensburg, WA) – Call For Artists

Cups With Conscience (Ellensburg, WA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Gallery One Visual Arts Center announces a call for artists for their seventh national juried exhibition, Cups With Conscience. Entries in the category of cups with a conscience will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Richard Notkin and Beth Lo for inclusion in a month-long exhibition, March 2021 in the main gallery of Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg, WA.

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Deadline: 1 Feb 2021

Specifically, Gallery One is seeking cups, mugs, tumblers, tea bowls, and vessels created in any medium (clay, glass, wood, metal) that go beyond merely being a container for your favorite beverage. They are hoping for works that draw attention to causes both personal, local, and global or reflect on aspects of being human in today’s complicated world.

Cups With Conscience Artist Benefits

This exhibit is juried by Richard Notkin and Beth Lo. Jurors will be judging the overall style and quality of your work, not individual pieces. If accepted, you may ship up to five cups of your choosing in the same material and style as your submission(s).

Opportunities for lectures and workshops may be offered to artists to accompany the exhibition in addition to a virtual artist reception with jurors. $800 in awards will be distributed. In addition, a ceramic tile, donated by Richard Notkin, will be given to the top three awards and a slideshow of accepted works posted on Gallery One’s website.

About Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Gallery One Visual Arts Center is dedicated to the creation, exhibition, and appreciation of visual arts in Central Washington. To that end, the facilities, board of directors, and staff of Gallery One provide high-quality, innovative, and diverse visual arts exhibits, educational programs for the appreciation and skills of the arts, studios for a diverse group of resident artists, networking opportunities with business organizations and educational institutions in support of the arts, and a meeting place to foster community cohesion and arts appreciation.

In addition to rotating exhibits of contemporary art, Gallery One offers a variety of quarterly classes, art after school program for kids, gift store featuring regional artisans, full ceramics studio available for classes or private rentals, inexpensive studio spaces for artists, and facility rentals for the community.

For more information, contact renee@gallery-one.org.


Young Masters Art Prize 2019 (London, England) – Call For Artists

Young Masters Art Prize 2019 (London, England) – Call For Artists

Cynthia Corbett Gallery announces a call for artists for the Young Masters Art Prize 2019, seeking artists who show originality, skill, and imagination in response to the art of the past.

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Deadline: 31 May 2019

This renowned, innovative and high-profile Prize recognizes how contemporary artists embrace the art of the past. More recently, the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize was developed to celebrate excellence in contemporary ceramics. Young Masters tours continuously throughout the year. It offers a wider audience the opportunity to engage with the debates between contemporary art and art history.

The Young Masters Art Prize 2019 panel will include critic Godfrey Barker, art historian Jean Wainwright and founder of the Bridgeman Art Library and Managing Director of the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS), Lady Harriet Bridgeman, CBE.

The judging panel for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize comprises collector Preston Fitzgerald; ceramics patron Maylis Grand; Director of New Art Centre – Roche Court, Stephen Feeke; the Crafts Council’s Daniella Wells; and founder of Cultural Agenda, Davina Weir-Willats.

Young Masters Art Prize 2019 Artist Benefits

The exhibition of shortlisted artists will be held in London from 30 September to 5 October at La Galleria, Pall Mall. The winners will be announced at a prestigious presentation event on 1 October 2019.

Young Masters Art Prize 2019 Awards:

  • Winner’s Prize of £1,500
  • Two Highly Commended Awards of £500, courtesy the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS)

Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Awards:

  • Winner’s Prize of £1,000, generously sponsored by James and Maylis Grand
  • Highly Commended Award of £500, generously sponsored by James and Maylis Grand

Emerging Woman Artist Award:

£1,000, generously sponsored by Dr Chris Blatchley, along with mentoring, career advice and inclusion in an upcoming Art Fair with Cynthia Corbett Gallery

People’s Choice Award:

£500, Sponsored by Brownhill Insurance

About Cynthia Corbett Gallery

The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, an international contemporary art gallery, represents emerging and newly established contemporary artists. It is a regular exhibitor at major international contemporary art fairs. The gallery has an annual exhibition programme in London and New York, as well as collaborations with galleries worldwide. The gallery works with a number of mid-career American, British, and European artists whose works have been published and acquired by international museums and institutions.

For more information, contact info@young-masters.co.uk.