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Photography, Sculpture, And Fiber – Call For Artists

Photography, Sculpture, And Fiber – Call For Artists

Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) announces a call for artists for the Photography, Sculpture, and Fiber Art juried show from March 10, 2019 to April 6, 2019. The exhibition opens with a reception on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm.

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Deadline: 7 Feb 2019

The Photography, Sculpture, and Fiber Art Juried Show will feature the work of many artists who transform their seen and imagined worlds into compelling works of art. For the first time, RAC will include fiber art as a category for an exhibition in the gallery (defined as fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components such as fabric or yarn).

Michael Shapiro, Judge, is a collector of vintage and contemporary photography. He became established as a dealer in 1980 after leaving a curatorial position at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California. His nonprofit work includes eight years as a board member of the Ansel Adams Center/Friends of Photography, as well as serving on the boards of San Francisco Art Dealer’s Association and the San Francisco Waldorf School.

About Rowayton Arts Center

The Rowayton Arts Center celebrates the study, creation, and appreciation of the arts. It offers classes, exhibitions, and events open to the community. For almost 60 years, the RAC has been a cultural gem in the Norwalk community. Regional artists may exhibit and sell their art, as well as a wonderful venue for art workshops and classes. The Art School offers classes to children and adults at all levels. The RAC Gallery and Art School overlooks the scenic Five Mile River in Rowayton, CT at 145 Rowayton Avenue.

For more information, contact gallery@rowaytonarts.org.

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Migrating Colors – Call For Artists

Migrating Colors – Call For Artists

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists 18 and over for its winter exhibit, Migrating Colors, running from February 19 through May 10, 2019. Migrating Colors celebrates the abundance of colors that awaken viewers to color’s brilliant presence, especially during the winter months when the colors we surround ourselves with can affect significantly our mood. The Gallery is seeking works inspired by color, its effects, meaning, value, and playfulness. Clever uses of medium, with the exception of pedestal sculpture, and interpretations on the subject are welcome.

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Deadline: 20 Jan 2019

Migrating Colors Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Migrating Colors will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space. The Maritime Garage is located in historic South Norwalk. The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily, with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.

About Maritime Garage Gallery

The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Norwalk Parking Authority as part of its Art in Parking Places initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces, includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station that highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. These initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk Parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.

For more information, contact maritimegallery@norwalkpark.org.

Previous call for artists from Maritime Garage Gallery

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Street Level – Call For Artists

Street Level – Call For Artists

The Maritime Garage Gallery is looking for art for an upcoming fall exhibit entitled Street Level. The exhibit features works inspired by art in public places. Through art, public spaces have become the perfect canvas for many artists around the world, transforming walls, buildings, and neighborhoods into outdoor galleries.

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Deadline: 22 Sept 2018

The Gallery is looking for pieces that take their cues from street art, guerrilla art, graffiti, tagging, stencil graffiti, poster art, and urban intervention. Clever uses of medium and interpretations on this subject are welcome except freestanding sculpture. The Gallery is located in Norwalk, CT. It gallery is free and open to the public from 9:00am -5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Street Level Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Street Level will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space, the Maritime Garage located in historic South Norwalk. The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily, with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery also promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.

About Maritime Garage Gallery

The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Norwalk Parking Authority as part of its Art in Parking Places initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station that highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. These initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.

For more information, contact maritimegallery@norwalkpark.org.

Previous call for artists from Maritime Garage Gallery

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38th Faber Birren Color Show – Call For Artists

38th Faber Birren Color Show – Call For Artists

The Stamfort Art Association announces a call for artists for the 38th Faber Birren Color Show. In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant and author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award of $1000 for original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope.

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Deadline: 22 Jul 2018

This year, the Stamford Art Association celebrates its 38th year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Show. Wall work and sculpture are accepted. No performance art or 3D should be submitted. Artwork must be framed and wired for hanging.

38th Faber Birren Color Show Artist Benefits

Prizes, funded by an original endowment, usually exceed $2000. This exhibit encourages artists to concentrate only on color. The exhibit gets over 1000 visitors. It is an international show that allows artists to be juried by a juror with major NYC gallery and museum experience. This is an opportunity to put yourself on the wall with artists who have work displayed across the US and in museums. Where else can you show your best colors?

About Stamford Art Association

The Stamford Art Association is the oldest art gallery in Stamford. It is unique in accepting artists to display work even if they are not members. The Stamford Art Association has eight exhibits yearly in its Townhouse Gallery and curates four exhibits at the gallery at the Ferguson Library in Stamford.

For more information, contact christine_ranhosky@yahoo.com.

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A Reverence For Nature – Call For Artists

A Reverence For Nature – Call For Artists

Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists 18 and over for a new exhibit, A Reverence For Nature. The Gallery is accepting art that expresses reverence, a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe for nature or the environment. The exhibition will be curated by Nadia Martinez.

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Deadline: 5 May 2018

Clever uses of medium, with the exception of pedestal sculpture, and interpretations on the subject are welcome. Works less than 48″ wide and less than 84″ high properly wired ready to be hung. The exhibit will run from June 13 through September 28, 2018. Submissions will be accepted until May 5, 2018.

Chosen artists for A Reverence For Nature will have their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space, the Maritime Garage located in historic South Norwalk. The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily, with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery also promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.

About Maritime Garage Gallery

The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Norwalk Parking Authority as part of its Art in Parking Places initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces, includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station that highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. Initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.

For more information, contact maritimegallery@norwalkpark.org.

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2018 Summer Arts Festival – Call For Artists

2018 Summer Arts Festival – Call For Artists

Spectrum Art Gallery announces a call for representational and abstract painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers, original printmakers, fabric artists, glass and wood artisans, jewelry designers and crafters for the 2018 Essex Town Green Outdoor 2018 Summer Arts Festival. The festival is Saturday, June 9 (10-5pm) and Sunday, June 10 (11-5pm). It will be limited to 50 local and regional fine artists and artisans. This event is free for guests.

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Deadline: 18 May 2018

The 2018 Summer Arts Festival is open to visual artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, pencil and charcoal, paper, mixed media, fabric, glass, wood, stone and clay. The location is a highly visible, charming New England destination. It’s particularly special in the summer. It is a walking town with a large tourist influx who come to enjoy art, great restaurants, and the marina. Artists will be able to show and sell there work during a popular summer arts festival. Selected artists will be shown for a longer duration in the Spectrum Art Gallery in Centerbrook, CT.

If you are in the Festival, you can also submit work for consideration in our concurrent 6-week long exhibit at the Gallery in Centerbrook, CT (May 25-July 8, 2018), Essex Green Summer Arts Festival Group Show. Receiving for this show is May 14-18. Only artists participating in the Essex Arts Festival are invited to submit for this show. There is no specific theme.

About Spectrum Art Gallery

Spectrum Art Gallery in Essex, CT opened April 2014. It is an addition to the Arts Center Killingworth, a non-profit arts organization founded in 2003, serving the Connecticut shoreline and river valley from New Haven to Hartford including Madison, Guilford, Chester, and Old Saybrook. Spectrum showcases regional and national artists and artisans. In addition to presenting painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media, the Gallery includes an Artisan Store which offers fine crafts in diverse mediums such as fabric, glass, ceramics, paper, pottery, and jewelry. Spectrum has become one of the premier art galleries in Connecticut, offering a variety of opportunities and venues for artists to display and sell their work. Spectrum features artists through themed exhibits in the Gallery, Artisan Store, online at Spectrum Anytime. Exhibits are enhanced by events such as receptions, discussions, demos, and family activities.

For more information, contact barbara@spectrumartgallery.org.

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Worth A Thousand Words – Call For Artists

Worth A Thousand Words – Call For Artists

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists 18 and over for a new exhibit entitled, Worth a Thousand Words. The Gallery is located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space in Norwalk, CT. All mediums accepted. The exhibit will run from January 29 to May 11, 2018.

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Deadline: 16 Dec 2017

Every picture tells a story, it can communicate to anyone in the world a complex idea with just a single image, no translation needed. The Maritime Garage Gallery seeks work that captures how the artist would communicate their stories, emotions, concerns, memories, and ideas about life, nature, hope, world events, and humanity into works of art. The exhibit will be curated by Nadia Martinez.

Chosen artists for Worth A Thousand Words will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space. The Maritime Garage is located in historic South Norwalk. The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily, with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery also promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.

About The Maritime Garage Gallery

The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Parking Authority as part of its “Art in Parking Places” initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station. The exhibits highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal Transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. These initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.

For more information, contact maritimegallery@norwalkpark.org.

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Guilford Craft Expo 2018 – Call For Artists

Guilford Craft Expo 2018 – Call For Artists

Guilford Art Center announces a call for artists for the Guilford Craft Expo 2018. They are looking for unique, high quality craft work including basketry, clay, glass, leather, metal and non-metal jewelry, wearable and non-wearable fiber, leather, mixed media, metal and wood. Applicants in fine art categories such as photography, painting, printmaking, paper arts, and sculpture are accepted. Any other original artwork not listed will also be accepted in the “other” category.

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Deadline: 9 Jan 2018

All work submitted for application must be original and made in North America. It must be created by hand or with the use of appropriate tools, by an individual artist and/or with help from a limited number of assistants/apprentices. Works must be of high quality, be well-designed, and convey artistic originality and vision.

Craft Expo 2018, held on the historic Guilford Green, is one of the top ranked and longest-running craft shows in the Northeast. Located half way between Boston and New York, this landmark outdoor show is held at the height of the shoreline’s summer season. It showcases high-quality works by 180 exhibitors.

Guilford Craft Expo 2018 Artist Benefits

  • Craft Expo is conveniently located in downtown Guilford near many restaurants and shops
  • Reasonably priced parking is available close by, including overnight parking, if necessary
  • Parking for trailers and RVs is available by special arrangement with St. George Church
  • Free shuttle bus service and free parking
  • Food and drink is available on site including beer and wine
  • Free bottled water
  • A complimentary artist’s dinner
  • Volunteer booth sitters are available during the event
  • Exhibitors are provided with badges

About Guilford Art Center

The Guilford Art Center is a non-profit school, shop, and gallery established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Through classes for adults and children, gallery programs, a shop of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center fulfills its mission to provide opportunities for the public to participate in the arts, experience their cultural and historical diversity, and appreciate the process and product of creative work. Founded in 1967 (as the Guilford Handcraft Center), the Center evolved from the first Handcraft Expo, held on the Guilford Green in 1957. It currently serves over 2,000 students in classes, presents juried and invitational exhibits of art in the Center’s gallery, and operates a shop of fine, handmade American crafts year-round. The Center also presents the Craft Expo, held on the Guilford Green each year in July.

For more information, contact expo@guilfordartcenter.org.

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Fall 2017 Memories Of Our Town Exhibit – Call For Artists

Fall 2017 Memories Of Our Town Exhibit – Call For Artists

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions for the Fall 2017 Memories of Our Town exhibit. Artists, 18 and over, may apply for this new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space in Norwalk, CT.

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Deadline: 18 Aug 2017

The exhibit will run from September 26, 2017 – January 5, 2018.

The Fall 2017 Memories of Our Town exhibit will feature art that represents the unique memories of the place we call home including places, people, sounds, smells, and events that are personally significant to the artist. Clever uses of medium and interpretations on the subject are welcome.

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s Art in Parking Places initiative. It is an effort to support art in public spaces and making Norwalk a more vibrant destination.

Chosen artists will benefit from having their art exhibited in a gallery that is located in a highly trafficked public space. The Maritime Garage is located in historic South Norwalk. The Garage has between 500 and 700 cars going in and out daily with an average of three passengers. This brings an estimated 1,500 – 2,100 daily impressions to the space. In addition, there will be an opening reception that will be attended by artists, Parking Authority representatives, area politicians, notables, and the public. The Gallery promotes the opening reception and exhibit in all local media outlets.

About the Maritime Garage Gallery

The Maritime Garage Gallery was founded by the Parking Authority as part of its Art in Parking Places initiative. This effort to support art in public spaces includes several permanent public art exhibits in the South Norwalk Railroad Station. The exhibits highlight the city’s maritime tradition and other historical facts about town. These installations were made possible by a grant provided by the Federal transportation Enhancement Public Art Program. These initiatives are a collaboration of the Norwalk Parking Authority and the Norwalk Arts Commission. The Maritime Garage Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday. The Norwalk parking Authority oversees the management, operation, facilities, and maintenance of over 4,000 on and off-street parking spaces.

For more information, contact maritimegallery@norwalkpark.org.

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37th Faber Birren Color Show – Call For Artists

37th Faber Birren Color Show – Call For Artists

Stamford Art Association announces a call for artists for the 37th Faber Birren Color Show.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 23 Jul 2017

In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant and author of twenty-seven books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award of $1000 for original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope, encouraging artists in all media. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. This year the Stamford Art Association celebrates its 37th year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Show. Wall work and sculpture are accepted. No performance art or 3D should be submitted. Artwork must be framed and wired for hanging.

 

37th Faber Birren Color Show prizes are funded by an original endowment and usually exceed $2,000. This exhibit encourages artists to concentrate only on color. The exhibit attracts over 1,000 visitors and is an extraordinary way to have artwork displayed. It is an international show that allows artists to be judged by a juror with major NYC gallery and museum experience. This is an opportunity to put your art on the wall with artists who have work displayed across the US and in museums. Where else can you show your best colors? This yearly exhibit provides great exposure to artists in an geographical area that has many art collectors.

About Stamford Art Association

Stamford Art Association is the only art organization that offers a juried exhibit where the theme is color only. It honors Faber Birren, a Stamford resident, who was one of the foremost color theorists of his time. His works are part of Yale’s Beineke Rare Books Library. The Stamford Art Association is the oldest art gallery in Stamford. It is unique in accepting artists to display work even if they are not members. The Stamford Art Association has eight exhibits yearly in its Townhouse Gallery. It curates the four exhibits at the gallery at the Ferguson Library in Stamford.

For more information, contact christine_ranhosky@yahoo.com.

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