The Librarian of Babel has announced a virtual exhibition of original artist’s masks, The Babel Masks. The mask must perform the normal function of a medical mask – to cover and protect the nose and mouth to prevent or minimize droplets from escaping or entering. It must be physically wearable in such a way that it can perform this essential function. After meeting this requirement, the mask may be of any design, shape, or size, of any medium or media.
Deadline: 19 Sept 2020
Submission guidelines: Submit three JPG images of one original mask of your own design and creation which envisions the mask as a statement of fashion, ceremonial use, or everyday apparel in the year 2120.
There is no fee to submit or exhibit. Acceptance date is September 26th. This is an entirely virtual project due to COVID restrictions.
Since this is a virtual exhibition, there are no shipping, travel, insurance, or drop-off or pickup costs. This opportunity is open to artists anywhere. There is no age restriction or location limitation for applicants, nor any other restriction apart from the requirement to follow the brief, photograph your work well, and send it via internet to the exhibition as instructed by the prospectus, so the number of eligible artists is as comprehensive as it can be.
The exhibit will be online from October 2020 to May 2021.
The Babel Masks Artist Benefits
Your work will be seen and selected by respected curators and have visibility online as part of the project for six months. After that it will be permanently archived at the Librarian of Babel website. Each artist will be featured individually on social media outlets for one week. Your work, statement, and bio will be included in a color catalog, available as a print-on-demand book, ISBN marked and listed on several internet publishing outlets. Through the publisher, the book price will be deeply discounted for participating artists.
You will have the opportunity to share your work personally and meet a new coterie of artists via virtual live-streaming and live events. Your work will be archived at the Librarian of Babel website as part of an ongoing archive. You will retain all copyright and permission to your work.
About The Librarian of Babel
The Librarian of Babel is a virtual institution which seeks to gather, create, and collect work which speaks to the present moment in terms of the micro-histories of our culture, especially as they proliferate endlessly and rapidly in virtual space and time. Moments and histories that would be neglected in the traditional arc of historical study are of moment to the Librarian of Babel.
Created in 2015, the Librarian of Babel has hosted collaborative events in Boston and Toronto and has conducted research and created work in Montreal, Berlin, Boston, and New York.
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Ann Arbor Art Center announces a call for artists for Odds and Ends, an exhibition of collage works. Referencing both classic and contemporary techniques, the exhibition surveys how traditions have evolved and celebrates the ways artists find to continually re-imagine materials. This exhibition welcomes artists that employ a range of collage techniques in any medium (2-D and 3-D). In addition to traditional paper collages, artists working in performance, sculpture, installation, ceramics, sound, and digital media are encouraged to submit work for consideration.
Deadline: 19 Apr 2019
The Odds and Ends call for entry is open to any artist over the age of 18 who currently resides in the US. Artists are invited to submit up to three images per $35 entry in any combination of individual artwork or detail images. Artworks must have been created within the past three years and not previously shown in any other Ann Arbor Art Center exhibitions. There are no restrictions on artwork dimensions however artists are encouraged to review the gallery space diagram to help guide their submission.
The Odds and Ends jurying process is anonymous; however, artists must submit a bio and CV as separate .doc or .pdf documents. Label the files using the following format: Lastname_Firstname_Bio and Lastname_Firstname_CV. This is a juried exhibition and all entries must be submitted digitally for consideration. Submission does not guarantee artwork acceptance and submission fees are non-refundable. Submissions will not be accepted past the deadline.
Accepted artwork must arrive “ready to hang” – the Art Center reserves the right to decline artworks that do not meet gallery standards or do not represent artist submission. Artists are expected to provide components necessary for special/nontraditional installations. For shipped artwork, artists are responsible for all shipping costs and insurance, if applicable. It is preferable that artworks are for sale. The Art Center retains a 50% commission on all sold artwork.
Odds And Ends Juror: John Gutoskey
John Gutoskey is an artist, designer, printmaker, and collector. Early in his career, John worked as a costume designer and as a specialist in costume crafts, where he worked on productions in New York City and across the US in theater, opera, dance, film, and television. He taught classes in millinery, mask making, and fabric dyeing at the University of Michigan in the Department of Theater.
In the 1990‘s, John returned to his studio with a newfound interest in making art on his own terms. It resulted in an outpouring of new work. Exploring the media of assemblage (through found objects), collage, printmaking, and installation, he was inspired by the works of Joseph Cornell, Betye Saar, Lucas Samaras, outsider art, Art Brut, and religious art to evolve his own unmistakable style: a perfect mirror for his gregarious, highly animated personality. The obsessive collector in Gutoskey met the trained visual artist half-way.
John earned his BFA in theater design with a minor in sculpture from Webster University in St. Louis. He earned his MFA from the University of Michigan’s School of Art & Design where he studied printmaking & installation art, and also completed a certificate in LGBTQ Studies. John is the owner of JG Studio and the A2 Print Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Important dates for artists
- Submission deadline: Friday, April 19 at 11:59PM (MST)
- All artists notified of juror selections: Monday, April 22 via email
- Accepted artwork delivery deadline: Monday, May 6
- Opening party / Juror awards presentation: Friday, May 10 (6-9pm)
- Exhibition closes: Saturday, June 1
- Pick-up of work: Sunday, June 2 – Thursday, June 6
Odds And Ends Artist Benefits
Artists will be in the running for a number of monetary awards. Additionally, they will be featured throughout various social media accounts for the duration of the show. Best in Show awards the winner $500. Second place awards $200, and the third is a $100 prize.
The Ann Arbor Art Center is located right in the midst of downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, a hot spot of shopping and restaurants, which give ample foot traffic to our exhibitions in the 117 Gallery. Opening parties average around a few hundred people. Online stats are as follows:
- Facebook Page: 22K likes
- Instagram Page: 3650 likes
- Twitter Page: 4K likes
About the Ann Arbor Art Center
For 109 years, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been a contemporary forum for the visual arts. Through exhibitions, public art, and art experiences, the Art Center engages over 50,000 people annually in collaboration and exploration of art. The Art Center is located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, MI.
Since 1909, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been sparking creativity in people of all ages and artistic abilities. The mission: “to be a contemporary forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, collaboration and exhibition, and to engage minds, expand perspectives and inspire growth in students of all ages, teachers, artists and the community.”
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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.
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.
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The National Collage Society (NCS) is excited to announce the 20th Annual Postcard Show. All collages must be 4″ x 6″ in size. There is no jury for this exhibit.
Deadline: 20 Mar 2017
The 20th Annual Postcard Show is an invitational exhibition only open to 2017 members of the National Collage Society, Inc. Become a member by paying the yearly $35 membership fee. All international collage artists are welcome to enter this exhibit. All entries must be original and have not been previously shown in any NCS exhibition. Entry must be a collage as defined by any artwork created with another layer glued onto the surface. The Chaffey Community Museum of Art has a 35% sales commission. All submissions of Collage Postcards are to be mounted, not matted, and centered on an 8” x 10” white mat board horizontal or vertical.
20th Annual Postcard Show artist benefits
Artists will benefit from being a participating member of the National Collage Society. This will give each artist the opportunity to enter the juried exhibit in the fall. The main annual national exhibit in the Fall has become so large in scope that many artists cannot be accepted. The jury selects an average of 20% from the total entries. For this NCS members postcard exhibit, 100% are accepted. This exhibition does not count toward Signature Member status. One awards judge will select several artists for a cash award. Merit certificates will be created for honorable mentions. The awards judge and amounts have not been determined as of yet. In previous years, awards have averaged $50 each.
The goal of the National Collage Society is to foster the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has been identified and defined during the twentieth century. The NCS advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures, and publications. NCS is supported by its members who pay $35.00 per year (a tax deductible donation to the art foundation, exempt under 501(c)3 classification with the I.R.S.). Memberships imply a dedication to our purpose as stated in the Articles of Incorporation.
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Blue Door Art Center, located in Downtown Yonkers, New York, seeks collage and assemblage submissions for Putting it All Together.
Deadline: 29 Apr 2016
Maximum size: Up to 30″ in any direction. There is no submission fee. Artists will be asked to pay $25 per accepted work and a 35% commission for works sold.
Exhibition dates: June 18th to July 23rd, 2016.
Our gallery/art center draws visitors from the entire New York City Metropolitan area. Yonkers has a vibrant art community. We are one of the only galleries in the city.
Blue Door Art Center is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to bringing the arts to local communities that are currently underserved by art programs and exhibition venues. We are dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for artists at all levels of their creative journey, encouraging participation of all ages and walks of life to use arts as expression. We do this through exhibitions in our gallery and in other locations, educational programs and workshops, public art projects, poetry readings and performances, and special events.
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