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

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

[Sponsored Listing] The Art Barn School of Art announces a call for artists for the 28th annual Juried Art Exhibition. They are proud to continue the longstanding tradition of their late founder, Jan Sullivan. The purpose of the exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original, quality 2-dimensional and ceramic art.

The Art Barn is accepting 2-dimensional media including, but not limited to, drawing, fiber, mixed media, painting, pastels, photography and/or printmaking. Additionally, they will accept ceramics works which may be 2 or 3-dimensional and functional or non-functional (only single pieces, no sets).

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Enter by: 28 Feb 2022

Entry fees: 2 entries for $35, plus $5 for one additional entry

The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age and up and living in the United States. All entries must be of original design and personal execution. The exhibition attracts entries from aspiring and established artists from Northwest Indiana, Chicago suburbs, and Southwest Michigan. The entry process is entirely online.


Artist James Swanson will bring an expert eye to this year’s artwork selection process. As juror, he will help Art Barn ensure the highest standards and integrity. He will select 85 pieces for the exhibition.

The 2022 Juror, James Swanson, originally from Beloit, WI, sought to be a forest ranger but found (in his words) he “was better at painting trees than identifying them.” He received his BFA from The Columbus College of Art and Design where he studied illustration and later worked as an art director for ad agencies in Chicago, IL. He created and illustrated posters, ads, books, magazine covers, and animations. Clients included Budweiser, Bud Light, ESPN, US Tennis Open, The USA Olympic Volleyball Team, The Belmont Stakes, McDonalds, Kraft, and Soap Box Derby. Swanson discovered his passion for Plein Air painting (painting outdoors) while painting with friends.

James Swanson is represented in galleries around the United States. He is a Signature Artist member of The National Oil & Acrylic Society, The American Impressionists Society, and The Oil Painters of America. He has received numerous Best of Show Awards and the Quinquagenary Grand Prize in Painting at the 73rd Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition at the Swope Art Museum, which was later purchased by the Art Museum for their collection.

In 2014, Swanson began “Dog Day Month” challenges to celebrate the life of his golden retriever, Atticus. He paints an oil painting a day for one month using images sent to him by social media followers. Purchase proceeds are then donated to Paws Chicago.

James Swanson regularly teaches classes and workshops. He has reached international audiences online through Zoom. April 22 – 23, 2022 Art Barn School of Art will host a 2-day in-person workshop “K-9 Portraits with James Swanson.”

“I have worked in many mediums over my career and appreciate all kinds of artwork. During my review of submissions I’ll be looking for strong ideas, design and composition, as well as excellence in draftsmanship, use of color and technique.” – James Swanson

Juried Art Exhibition Artist Benefits

The exhibition opens April 2 and will run through May 19, 2022. An opening reception is scheduled for April 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Art Barn provides numerous purchase and merit awards totaling $4,000.

About Art Barn School of Art

Art Barn School of Art is dedicated to fostering a love of art in its unique 69-acre environment in Porter County, Indiana. The Art Barn offers a full range of art education classes for children and adults and is a venue for performing arts and weddings. In September, Art Barn hosts its annual outdoor Art Blitz which engages visitors in art-making, demonstrations, live music, and food.

Art Barn School of Art is a non-profit organization with all proceeds generated from this exhibition, aside from awards, in support Art Barn’s educational programs and exhibitions.

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.


Greek Island Residency – Call For Artists

Greek Island Residency – Call For Artists

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (SkopArt) located on the Greek Island of Skopelos is offering artist residencies for 2019. Greek Island Residency studios are equipped for painters, printmakers, ceramicists, digital photographers, and videographers. Residencies are from two to four weeks from April-October. Perched high above the Aegean Sea, find a welcome respite from the hurly-burly world. Feel freedom to work in one of the best equipped studios in Europe. Experience the food, history, landscape, music, and the welcoming people of the island.

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Deadline: Ongoing

A 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 their project. 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 sometimes the same medium.

The journey to the island on the hydrofoil or ferry presents all residents with a 2-1/2 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 Skopelos staff will greet residents at the port and make sure their needs are provided as they make their way the short distance to their lodgings and the studio. The staff at Skopelos wishes the residents to find freedom to explore, experiment, and expand their artistic expressions.

Greek Island Residency Artist Benefits

A workshop is offered in painting, drawing, printmaking, and book arts on July 8-20, 2019. It is designed for all levels. The workshop begins in the historic Plaka district in Athens then continues to Skopelos Island. The instructors, Beth Curren, Carolee Jakes, and Cindy Tidler, are accomplished artists from the Washington, DC area. They have been resident artists at The Skopelos Foundation in past years. Their expertise in travel to Greece will assure participants a great creative experience.

About The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts

SkopArt’s location on a Greek Island midway between Athens and Thessaloniki in the Aegean Sea is called the green island because of the lush pine forests that meet the sea and natural springs that they say come from Mount Olympus. In spring, the pastures are awash with a varied palette of wildflowers. Goats and sheep graze on the mountains. Valleys are dotted with grapes and olive trees. Winter can be harsh with fierce winds. Some years, snow is heavy and welcome rains that replenish the water supply.

People have inhabited the island from around 2800-2000 B.C. On the area of Sendouka are found what look to be chiselled graves from what is said to be neolithic times but this is argued. Myths flourish from those times and continue today with all sorts of ways to do things especially to keep the evil eye away. Through the ages pirates, Romans, and Venetians often plundered the island until Turkish rule, though there was never a Turkish settlement on the island. Roman and Venetian ruins can still be found. In the 1960s, the state supported the development of the neighboring island of Skiathos, but it was left alone. In the 1980s, the town came under an order of preservation which has kept the village unchanged and is of extraordinary beauty.

For more information, contact info@skopart.org.

Previous call for artists from Skopelos Foundation for the Arts


Clay? VII – Call for Artists

Clay? VII – Call for Artists

Kirkland Arts Center is proud to announce a call for artists for the seventh installment of its international biennial juried contemporary ceramics exhibition, Clay? VII. This exhibit explores the versatility of clay as a medium of artistic expression. Showcasing a range of subject matter, scale, and technique, the artwork of this exhibition is both a testament to the enduring legacy of clay and a particular glimpse into the future of the field.

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Deadline: 20 Apr 2018

There is a $30 entry fee per artist. Up to three pieces can be submitted for consideration. Please submit images in .jpg format according to the instructions on the application. All artists working with clay as a primary medium are eligible.

Clay? VII exhibition dates: July 17 – September 22, 2018

This exhibition will be juried by professors at the University of Washington. Doug Jeck is an important master of the figurative genre in ceramics today, using clay in a multi-media approach to his art. Jamie Walker is Director of School of Art + Art History + Design at UW. Michael Swaine was originally trained as a ceramicist. He works in a variety of materials, methods, and media and has had a long-time focus on collaborative work.

Cash prices will be awarded for the Jurors’ choices. First Place will receive $500. Second Place will receive $350. There will be a Peoples Choice award of $200. All prizes will be awarded at the end of the exhibition.

About Kirkland Arts Center

Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) promotes artistic mastery and community participation in the visual arts through innovative educational programming, contemporary exhibitions, and dynamic events while providing stewardship of the historic Peter Kirk Building. They contribute to the region through an exploration of the visual arts, cultivation of artistic growth, and service to a diverse community. KAC builds community through art, advocates for teaching artists, and inspires others to address challenges with creativity and visual thinking.

Kirkland Arts Center was founded as the Creative Arts League in 1962 by artists and citizens interested in providing local opportunities in the arts and preserving a Kirkland landmark, the Peter Kirk Building. For over fifty years, KAC has owned and maintained this historic structure and transformed it into an exhibition gallery, community arts studios, and classrooms serving students of all ages and skill levels.

For more information, contact jgordon@kirklandartscenter.org.


Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 – Call For Artists

Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 – Call For Artists

The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists. It provides time and space for artists to develop their work.

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Deadline: 1 Feb 2018

The Art Department aims specifically to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking, and social justice. Emmanuel College strives to foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus. It provides an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty.

The Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 defines Emmanuel College as a leader in the visual arts. It brings greater visibility to that leadership role beyond the confines of the College.

Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 Specifications

  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program
  • Residency is from mid June to mid August 2018
  • Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $1000
  • Lodging is provided in the college dorms with access to a small kitchen
  • Artists may be invited back for a presentation during the 2018/19 academic year based on teaching needs
  • Residents have access to communal college studio facilities with ample space sharing – ceramics, wood shop, print shop, darkroom, design lab, and drawing studios
  • Artists must devote three hours to Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process
  • Emmanuel will host a closing exhibition for all resident artists to participate in and show the larger community the end result of your work.
  • Artists will donate one piece to Emmanuel College at the end of the residency

Each artist is provided housing on campus and a stipend between $1000-1500 dollars. This stipend primarily supports transportation costs to arrive on campus, then towards food and materials. With the dedicated time, and support of equipment and studio space at Emmanuel College many artists have spurred their career or honed and advanced a specific work in progress. Each artist has walked away with an accomplishment that could not have happened without the ECAR experience. Spending time in a new city has allowed our artists to make new connections and broaden their opportunities, leading to possible exhibitions and teaching positions in the greater Boston area.

About Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College is a liberal arts school in the heart of Boston with a seventeen acre campus. It was founded in 1919 as the first Catholic all women’s college in New England. In 2001, the school became coed. It is located in the Fenway district, next door to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and a short walk from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Since 2010, Emmanuel College has supported artists by offering a chance to spend the summer in this culturally rich area. With connections to Simmons, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Wentworth and Wheelock, it has an extensive network of library access and information of which artists get to take advantage.

For more information, contact ecar@emmanuel.edu.