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PleinAir Salon November Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

PleinAir Salon November Art Competition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon November Art Competition, held online and consisting of 19 categories. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition with 11 monthly cycles leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners is designed to stimulate artistic growth.

This is an online competition. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon November Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.

 

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Enter by: 30 November 2022

The Early Bird Discount ends November 15th at 11:59 pm. Enter before then to receive 25% off your entries. Just $29 for your first and $12 for each additional painting. The regular price is $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting.

Each year, Pleinair Magazine awards a total of $33,000 for their monthly competitions.  They award $1,100 monthly to the top three winners and a People’s Choice Award for each competition. Winners in each monthly competition may receive recognition through PleinAir Magazine’s print magazine, e-newsletter, and social media. Each of the monthly winners will be automatically entered into the Annual Competition. The annual grand prize winner receives $15,000 and is featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine, the #1 representational art magazine at Barnes & Noble. The annual awards are presented live at the Plein Air Convention & Expo each spring.

About PleinAir Magazine

PleinAir Magazine is for plein air artists, enthusiasts, and collectors showcasing a wide variety of plein air paintings, articles on the top plein air artists of today and past, and the latest information on events and shows. The PleinAir Salon Art Competition has been awarding cash prizes and promoting artists for 12 years.

For more information, contact pleinairsalon@streamlinepublishing.com.

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BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 (Australia)- Call For Artists

BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 (Australia)- Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives announces a call for artists for the BigCi Environmental Awards 2022. International and local artists from various fields – visual art, installation, multimedia, performance, literature, music, photography, film making, and curating – are invited to submit entries.

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Enter by: 4 November 2022

There is an entry fee of $35, which must be paid at the time of sending the submission. Entry fees are not refundable. They will be used to support the awards and other BigCi artist-in-residence programs.

The Awards will be judged by an independent panel:

  • Jemila MacEwan, a New York based interdisciplinary environmental artist. She was a winner of the 2021 BigCi Environmental Award.
  • Sabrina Roesner, a Blue Mountains based arts leader and artistic program manager.
  • Ryan Andrew Lee, a cinematographer and artist. He was a winner of the 2021 BigCi Environmental Award.
  • Richard Morecroft, a nationally known broadcaster, visual arts interviewer, author, and mixed media maker, with a long-standing environmental commitment.

Two winners of the BigCi Environmental Awards 2022 will each receive four free weeks of BigCi residency and $4,000 prize money.

The winning artists will have an opportunity to explore the Wollemi, the Blue Mountains, and the Gardens of Stone National Parks on guided walks as well as given research assistance relevant to their projects. At the end of their residencies, they will present their work at a BigCi Open Day event. This event is promoted widely both nationally and internationally.

About Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives

BigCi is an independent, artist run, not for profit artist residency program focusing on artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects.

BigCi has been established and run by Rae Bolotin, a practicing artist, and Yuri Bolotin, environmentalist and wilderness explorer.

They are situated on the edge of Wollemi National Park within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains, one of the world’s top biodiversity hotspots. Due to the location and knowledge base of the team, many of resident artists are particularly interested in projects that explore environmental or ecological issues, although many others use the outstanding natural surroundings as a source of creativity for a variety of different artistic pursuits.

All residents have opportunities to take part in bushwalks conducted by Yuri Bolotin, an experienced mountain guide and author, and to learn first-hand about the unique biodiversity and geodiversity of the area.

For more information, contact rae@bigci.org.

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Third Coast Biennial (Corpus Christi, TX) – Call For Artists

Third Coast Biennial (Corpus Christi, TX) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] K Space Contemporary announces a call for artists for their Third Coast Biennial, a non-thematic, juried exhibition of innovative contemporary art. Open to artists age 18+ living in the US. Entries must be original works of art completed in the last 2 years and not previously exhibited at K Space. All media is accepted. Two dimensional works must not exceed 60″. Three dimensional works must be manageable by two people.

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Enter by: 1 Jun 2022

Entry Fee: $40 for 1 – 3 works of art, add $5 per each additional work of art, up to 10 max.

Exhibition Dates are July 15 – Aug. 26, 2022 (in person). The exhibition will remain on K Space’s website indefinitely.

The prestigious Third Coast Biennial is one of K Space’s most popular exhibitions, bringing innovative artists from other parts of the country to the Coastal Bend community. The competition introduces the work of participating artists to an esteemed juror who has achieved notoriety in the art world, as a curator, museum/gallery/ art space director, writer, or prominent artist who could potentially help further their careers.

The 2022 Juror is Mark L. Smith, PhD, owner and operator of Mark Smith Studio Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. A former art department chairman and associate dean, he is a member of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, the co-founder of Flatbed Press in Austin, and co-author of Flatbed Press at 25, published in 2016 by U.T. Press. A practicing artist, Smith is an art advisor to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park’s Cabinet Oak Project and developer of the park’s upcoming artist residency program.

Third Coast Biennial Artist Benefits

Five artists will receive monetary awards totaling $2,500. Several others will receive Honorable Mentions. Third Coast Biennial provides promotion, networking, exposure, and sales opportunities to selected artists. The exhibition is presented both in person and online. To promote individual artists, K Space highlights accepted artists on social media (10,000+ followers) and features artist interviews on their website’s blog. Approximately 5,000 visitors will view the exhibition in person, many looking to purchase art for their collections.

There will be 2 receptions during the run of the exhibition. The opening reception on July 15 is catered to collectors, art lovers, and academics. The ArtWalk reception on August 5th will draw a large crowd of over 1,000, of all ages and interests. Sales at K Space Contemporary average $7,000 per month.

Testimonial

“K Space Contemporary’s remarkable contribution to the fine arts in Texas and beyond is well known due their dedication for high-quality exhibitions and excellence in public programing. Fine art lectures, workshops, summer camps, calls-for-art, are just a few of the many opportunities K Space has to offer. Most recently, they were kind enough to allow two of my students to showcase their work for their Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis exhibitions in the impressive K Space galleries which resulted in two very successful shows with one student, Aroh Arzte, having the remarkable distinction of being listed as one of the Top Five exhibitions from Glasstire.com for the month of December (2021).

The very popular 3rd Coast National Biennial exhibition has reached national and international recognition with artists participating from across the United States. This in turn has brought many to Corpus Christi who visit us for the first time and are amazed at the thriving art community which I firmly believe is due to the professionalism and commitment of K Space. This exhibition has also become an educational opportunity for the community.

Due to the proximity of Corpus Christi, the closest locations to see contemporary art are in San Antonio (a two and a half hour drive) and Houston (a three and a half hour drive) which are not always accessible to students and others. I’ve had the pleasure of taking my students to view the exhibitions and witness what contemporary artists are involved with today. While the internet of course provides us with a wealth of information, as you know there is simply nothing better than observing work in person. K through 12 art teachers from our independent school district have also done the same and in some cases have organized lesson plans based on artworks on view.” – From Joe Peña, Associate Professor of Art at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

About K Space Contemporary

K Space Contemporary is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in downtown Corpus Christi, TX. Their mission is to present and promote contemporary art. As a forum for creative exchange and experimentation, K Space Contemporary aspires to educate and build awareness for innovative art in South Texas.

K Space Contemporary was established in 2001 by key members of K Space Art Studios. The “K” in the name refers to the building’s historic roots as a Kress Five & Dime Store. To this day, K Space remains an artist-centric organization dedicated to providing a venue for emerging and mid-career artists to exhibit their work and further their careers.

Each year, K Space Contemporary mounts 20+ solo and group exhibitions by local, regional, and national artists as determined by their Exhibition Committee. They welcome experimental, alternative works, unusual installations, and site-specific concepts.

Education programs at K Space Contemporary include a Summer Mural Art Program for teens, workshops, figure drawing sessions, as well as outreach programming to K-12 classrooms, senior centers, and non-profit partners. K Space Contemporary education programs reach 3,500+ persons per year. Through their Mural Arts Program, they have completed 18 public murals, many located in the downtown area.

In addition to public art, K Space Contemporary serves the broader community through events like the First Friday Artwalk and Dia de los Muertos Festival (DDLM Fest). The festival, featuring an art expo, live entertainment, fine art exhibitions, kids’ activities, and community altar display draws 30,000+ visitors each year. DDLM Fest has gained national attention as one of the largest DDLM celebrations in the US and has been selected as the Best Fest in The Bend Magazine’s Local’s List 2016 – 2021.

K Space Contemporary receives approximately 25,000 visitors annually. K Space Contemporary plays an important role in the Corpus Christi art scene, changing and improving the cultural climate of the city.

For more information, contact info@kspacecontemporary.org.

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ArtPrize Public Art Grant (Austin, TX) – Call For Artists

ArtPrize Public Art Grant (Austin, TX) – Call For Artists

ArtPrize Grand Rapids announces a call for artists for a Public Art Grant.  On March 16, the selected artists will each have five minutes to pitch their installation ideas for ArtPrize 2020 to a panel of art experts from around the country. ArtPrize will work to connect the selected artist with firms providing in-kind services, designed to assist with project budgets. These firms can include shipping, construction, engineering and materials. These donations are not guaranteed.

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Deadline: 14 Feb 2020

The ArtPrize competition, which takes place every other fall in Grand Rapids, MI, is open to any artist and decided by public vote. It invites artists to try out new ideas for an audience. Registered artists and venues connect online at artprize.org and agree to present the artwork for public display during the 19-day event. The public votes using mobile devices and the web to distribute $250,000 in cash prizes.

In 2018, the tenth installment of ArtPrize included over 1,260 entries representing 40 countries and 41 U.S. states and territories. ArtPrize annually attracts more than half a million active participants. Since its inception, individuals of all backgrounds have cast more than 3.4 million votes for public art.

Public Art Grant Participant Benefits

$15,000 will be provided to the winning artist to offset costs for

  • Transportation and installation of artwork to ArtPrize
  • Maintaining the installation throughout the event
  • Removing installation after ArtPrize 2020
  • Restoring installation site to its original condition (Leave No Trace)

Following this open call for proposals, five finalists from anywhere in the U.S. will be provided with a stipend of $500 to travel to Austin during SXSW Interactive. Each artist will present for five minutes, using up to five slides to describe their proposal to a live audience and a panel of five judges. One artist receives a $15,000 grant to install the project at ArtPrize 2020, slated to take place from September 16 to October 4, 2020. At ArtPrize, the project will compete for $250,000 in prizes determined by public vote.

About ArtPrize Grand Rapids

The ArtPrize organization produces citywide contemporary art experiences that encourage critical discourse, celebrate artists, transform urban space, and promote cultural understanding.

For more information, contact pitchnight@artprize.org.

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Evolve Women Wisdom 2020 (West Hollywood, CA) – Call For Artists

Evolve Women Wisdom 2020 (West Hollywood, CA) – Call For Artists

The City of West Hollywood, Lark Gallery, and Art & Beyond Magazine are collaborating on projects devoted to International Women’s Month – March 2020, a call for artists for a special issue of Art & Beyond Magazine themed Evolve Women Wisdom 2020, an art exhibition, and a series of events in the City of West Hollywood Long Hall Gallery. Artists, poets, musicians, writers, scientists, women business leaders, and spiritual activists may participate in Women’s History Month with their creations and offer workshops, seminars, and articles on open themes they choose.

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Deadline: 25 Jan 2020

Submit your images not smaller than 2500 x 3300 px and not larger than 4000 x 4000 px.

The Evolve Women Wisdom 2020 exhibition will be on display March 8 – March 28, 2020, in the Long Hall Gallery in West Hollywood, California.

5% of the entry fees will support The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, which provides children and young, low-income artists with resources to develop their creativity.

Sponsors and jurors: Radio show – KCRW “Art Talk”, Phantom Galleries, The Loft at Liz’s, The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, Art-to-Art Palette Journal, Art Gallery Parties in LA Meet-up, Bleicher/Golightly Gallery in Santa Monica, and LA Art Party.

Evolve Women Wisdom 2020 Artist Benefits

All accepted artists will participate in our art show and concert and receive:

  • Listing on Lark Gallery’s website and Art Sales gallery
  • One full page in a special issue of the Art & Beyond Magazine
  • One collectible printed copy of this issue

First, Second, Third, and Fourth place winners will receive an award equal $350 from the publisher of Art & Beyond Magazine who will feature their art on the front, back, and inside covers.

Social Equity

Lark Gallery uses the conversations of color, shape, texture, and line to demonstrate that communication can be free of prejudice toward any language, religion, and philosophy. They apply this concept to their events including diverse international artists of all nationalities, races, and gender. Among the prominent exhibitors are persons with handicaps.

One of the modern philosophers said that only the wisdom and loving energy of women can safe our planet from the human and nature produced disasters. They bring our civilization up to a new level when humanity becomes associated with kindness to each other and mutual support of the different nations and religions and not the wars, gun violence, and hatred.

The role of women is crucial in the modern world in politics, economy, and human relations. The only way the women’s voices could be heard is if they themselves evolve to the next level of their human qualities and harmony inside them. Women have fought for their rights for many years. Now it is the time to realize that only the power of love without separation of men and women can can bring peace to our planet.

Women’s History Month At Lark Gallery

At the women’s history month Lark Gallery wants to not only show, as usual, women’s talents in art, music, and other creative fields, which are countless, but also to give women tools to develop their skills to live in inner harmony, be beautiful, peaceful and at the same time powerful in the society, acting from their open and forgiving heart. Besides the concert and art show, Lark Gallery is planning to have educational and creative workshops for women, woman’s support groups, rejuvenating yoga classes to teach women how to create and save physical and spiritual beauty, give them anti-aging tools, and teaching meditation classes. All of this will benefit not only women but also the community of West Hollywood.

About Lark Gallery

Lark Gallery is a portal for art, music, and poetry. Musicians and poets chose artworks in one of the online exhibitions that evoke their musical or poetic response. By clicking on those artworks, a viewer can simultaneously see art and listen music or poetry. It give double exposure to all creators.

For more information, contact larkgalleryonline@gmail.com.

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ART 64 (Wauwatosa, WI) – Call For Artists

ART 64 (Wauwatosa, WI) – Call For Artists

In partnership with the City of Wauwatosa and presented by North Shore Bank, NEWaukee seeks 64 artists to participate in ART 64, a four day bracket-style painting tournament taking place in various locations and businesses.

In four rounds on June 3 – 6, 2020, artists will be paired to go head-to-head and given two hours to create a work of art on a predetermined theme on a 2’x3’ canvas. Members of the public will be invited to watch the paintings come to life and vote for their favorite paintings on the ART 64 mobile application. The artist in each pairing with the most votes will advance to the next round.

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Deadline: 9 Mar 2020

A concept by NEWaukee’s Chief Idea Officer, Jeremy Fojut, the first ever ART 64 painting tournament is coming to Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on June 3 – 6, 2020.

The goal of ART 64 is to create an open art competition in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin that is live, performative, engaging and accessible for both artists and the general public. ART 64 is meant to be a platform for artists and small businesses to build and connect to new audiences.

ART 64 Artist Benefits

Participating ART 64 artists will each receive a $50 stipend, their 2’x3’ canvas per round, easel, and drop cloth. The final 32 artists will each receive $100, the final 16 artists will each receive $150, and the final eight (8) artists will each receive $500. In the last round, eight artists will compete for a $20,000 grand prize and an artist residency at Serendipity Labs in Wauwatosa to exhibit their work.

Following the tournament (June 3-6, 2020), NEWaukee will hold all paintings from the tournament for 30 days of exhibition in locations in the city of Wauwatosa. NEWaukee and ART 64 Advisory Council will determine uniform sale price for works. If sold, artists will receive 70% of sale and 30% commission will go to the City of Wauwatosa. If unsold after 30 days of exhibition, artists can claim works from NEWaukee (any shipping fees are the responsibility of the artist). If artists do not claim their artwork within 5 business days, the artist waives their right to their artwork and it will become the property of City of Wauwatosa to donate, repurpose, or discard.

About NEWaukee

NEWaukee is a social architecture agency that designs memorable in-person experiences that create a sense of belonging inside the communities and companies they work with.

NEWaukee calls their collective method “social architecture” – the conscious design of an environment that encourages the desired range of social behaviors leading toward a goal. Through programs and initiatives, NEWaukee motivates participants to look critically at the place in which they live, realize its potential, and empower folks to shape their own community.

This practice requires sincere thoughtfulness about inclusion and deep investment in network development prior to the production of a new program or initiative. The result of this style of work allows for meaningful buy-in from key constituents. Whether it’s engaging a specific demographic, attracting new employees, creating deeper engagement with constituents, or driving new and innovative ideas, NEWaukee’s unique method has a proven track record of success.

For more information, contact contact@newaukee.com.

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Secondary Colors 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

Secondary Colors 2019 (New York City, NY) – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Secondary Colors 2019. Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow. Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. A garden of purple is always in bloom! NYC4PA Primary Colors calls for entry have been some of their favorite contests. Though red, yellow, and blue are, in fact, primary colors they are not the not the only important hues out there for the color photographer.

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Deadline: 22 Sept 2019

Secondary colors: orange, green, and purple are as impactful and can be the foundation for equally compelling imagery. NYC4PA is looking for images in which one of these colors stands out as a critical element. It can be black and white with a single point of color; a green, orange, or purple monochrome; or any image where a secondary color stands out as a focal point. The possibilities in nature are endless with green leaves and lawns, orange bursts of autumn color and purple flowers, and magical purple hazes that can set off late afternoon scenes. Clothing, pumpkins, traffic lights, and automobiles, the list goes on and on.

Secondary Colors 2019 Artist Benefits

The total prizes for Secondary Colors 2019 is $3000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions.  Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.

About The New York Center For Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York.  Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues.  These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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