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Faber Birren Color Show (Stamford, CT) – Call For Artists

Faber Birren Color Show (Stamford, CT) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Stamford Art Association announces a call for artists for the 42nd Annual National Faber Birren Color Show.

In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant, author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit with awards for original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Exhibit 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.

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Deadline extended: 6 November 2022

This year, the Stamford Art Association celebrates the 42nd year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Exhibit in person at The Townhouse Gallery in Stamford as well as online.

  • Receiving: December 2nd at 12 – 2 PM and December 3rd at 12 – 2 PM hand delivered
  • Reception: December 11th at 4 – 6 PM
  • Show dates: December 11 – January 19
  • Pickup: January 20th at 12 – 2 PM and January 21st at  12 – 2 PM

Prizes: Over $1200 in awards. First, 2nd, 3rd Prize, Honorary Mentions as per the juror. Winners will be asked to participate in a video presentation.

Juror: Laura G. Einstein, Manager of The Gallery at The Met Store, lecturer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and former Executive Director at Center for Contemporary Printmaking.

About Stamford Art Association

Established in 1971 in a circa 1874 historical townhouse, the Stamford Art Association (SAA) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, and multimedia artists. They host international exhibits, the Faber Birren Color Award Show and a High School Student Show for Fairfield County students. All artists, not just members, are welcome to submit their work for exhibits. Annual competitions draw submissions from local, regional, and national artists. The Stamford Art Association is supported by grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the City of Stamford, the Kuriansky Foundation, and generous donations from individual artists and friends.

Since its inception, the SAA continues to serve the community and has grown to include students from Fairfield County High Schools. The SAA gallery is used to exhibit local and national works, providing a richness that is reflected in the variety of mediums and backgrounds of the ever changing association. The gallery is open and free to the general public.

For more information, contact stamfordartassn@optonline.net.

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Studio and Curatorial Fellowships (New Haven, CT) – Call For Artists

Studio and Curatorial Fellowships (New Haven, CT) – Call For Artists

Each June, NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists, two curators, and eight New Haven high school students to its annual Studio and Curatorial Fellowships programs. Through a proprietary curriculum that focuses on mentorship, professional development, and skills training, members of the cohort cultivate their individual practices within a collaborative, community-driven context.

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Deadline: 1 Nov 2020

Each fellow mentors a local high school apprentice, providing them with hands-on instruction in studio and curatorial practices. Through active participation in NXTHVN’s year-long programs, early-career artists and curators make the personal strides and interpersonal connections that advance their careers.

Studio and Curatorial Fellowships Benefits

  • Generous stipend disbursed quarterly throughout the Fellowship year, which runs from early June to late May
  • Optional, partially-subsidized housing in Dixwell, New Haven
  • Dedicated work and/or studio space with 24-hour access
  • Monthly professional development workshops facilitated by field experts
  • Culminating exhibition and catalogue organized by curatorial fellows and featuring work by studio fellows
  • Opportunity to design and participate in artist-led projects and public programming
  • Vocabulary and skills for navigating the art market that often go untaught in MFA programs

About NXTHVN

NXTHVN is a multidisciplinary arts incubator that cultivates creative community in Dixwell. Through intergenerational mentorship, professional development and cross-sector collaboration, NXTHVN accelerates professional careers in the arts.

NXTHVN shapes unique year-long Fellowships program as an incubator. They combine support in administrative and theoretical aspects of the profession with individual mentorship. They bring leaders in the field to cohorts of artists, curators, and apprentices.

The paid high school Apprenticeship program focused one-on-one mutual learning, giving the next local generation a chance to grow and excel in the fine arts.

They encourage collaboration between artists, art professionals, and local entrepreneurs to further New Haven’s growing creative community. Their space is a public, yet protected, place dedicated to nurturing the growth of Fellows, Apprentices, and the neighborhood. Events and exhibitions respond to the community of artists, curators, and neighbors.

For more information, contact hello@nxthvn.com.

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DeFACEment Exhibition (Norwalk, CT) – Call For Artists

DeFACEment Exhibition (Norwalk, CT) – Call For Artists

The Maritime Garage Gallery announces a call for artists for the DeFACEment exhibition. Artists 18 and over may apply for this exhibit that will run from mid-2020. The Gallery’s DeFACEment exhibit will feature expressive personality and portraiture art that depicts unique perspectives through the artists’ eyes.

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Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

Artists are asked to search beyond the ordinary to develop compelling visuals that evoke thought, passion, hardship, conflict, and spiritual freedom. Artists are urged to look beyond the simple to include both animate to inanimate forms. Clever uses of medium, with the exception of pedestal sculpture, are welcome.

DeFACEment Exhibition Benefits

A jury will determine the best entries to receive Best In Show and First and Second Runners Up. Chosen artists for the DeFACEment exhibition 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 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.

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Seeds Of Peace (Norwalk, CT) – Call For Artists

Seeds Of Peace (Norwalk, CT) – Call For Artists

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions of art from artists 18 and over for its winter exhibit, Seeds Of Peace, that will run from December 10, 2019 through February 29, 2020. The Maritime Garage Gallery’s Seeds of Peace exhibit is seeking works of art that embrace the idea of harmony, tranquility, generosity, calmness, and peaceful feelings. Clever uses of medium, with the exception of pedestal sculpture, are welcome. Nadia Martinez will be curating the exhibit.

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Deadline: 2 Nov 2019

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s Art in Parking Places placemaking initiative, an effort to support art in parking spaces. The gallery is located in the historic SoNo district of Norwalk. It is free and open to the public.

Seeds Of Peace Artist Benefits

Chosen artists 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 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 the Maritime Garage Gallery

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Small Treasures (Norwalk, CT) – Call For Artists

Small Treasures (Norwalk, CT) – Call For Artists

The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions of art from artists 18 and over for its summer exhibit, Small Treasures. The exhibit will run from July 15 through October 5, 2019. The Maritime Garage Gallery’s Small Treasures exhibit is seeking works of art that are small in size but large on creativity. The height and width of the pieces must be no larger than 12 inches and no more than 5 inches in depth, including the frame. Clever uses of medium, with the exception of pedestal sculpture, are welcome. Nadia Martinez will be curating the exhibit.

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Deadline: 15 Jun 2019

The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” placemaking initiative, an effort to support art in parking spaces. The gallery is located in the historic SoNo district of Norwalk, CT.

Small Treasures Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Small Treasures 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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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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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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