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Superfine! Art Fair Seattle 2020 (Seattle, WA) – Call For Artists

Superfine! Art Fair Seattle 2020 (Seattle, WA) – Call For Artists

Superfine! Art Fair announces a call for artists for the Superfine! Art Fair Seattle 2020. Are you struggling with reaching new collectors, marketing your work, and finding the time to do what you love to do — create art? Superfine! Art Fair is a first mover in the new art fair for artists model, where you take control of your career. Meet collectors face-to-face, make sales, and grow a strong collector list. Gain lifetime value from our seasoned marketers.

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Deadline: 27 Jul 2020

Whether you’re a local Seattle artist, an artist from the Pacific Northwest, or an artist from anywhere in the world looking to tap into a top emerging market, we invite you to pre-qualify for Superfine! Seattle today. This unique artist-forward art fair event will be held August 20-23, 2020.

Beyond in-fair and post-fair art sales, expect to gain incalculable lifetime value in marketing expertise, art sales, and collector and industry relationships.

Superfine! Art Fair Seattle 2020 Benefits

A whole year of exhibitions in one weekend.

  • 4-6,000 motivated, art-hungry visitors during the four days of the fair
  • 25% of our visitors make a significant ($100-$2,500+) art purchase
  • More than 50% of our exhibiting artists receive major media coverage

Make art. Sell art. Superfine! does the rest.

  • Meet your next collectors in a friendly, welcoming space: the ideal environment to discover, collect, and sell art
  • Innovative cost-saving and cost-spreading financing options that work with every artist’s budget to make exhibiting and selling a reality
  • Serious opportunities for features in Superfine!’s earned (press and PR), owned (website, blog, and social), and paid (advertising) media

Note: Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold either in person at the fair or via our online E-Fair.

You’re the art-making expert. Superfine! are art-marketing experts.

  • The smartest and most sophisticated marketing engine in the industry. The audience is 26-45, affluent ($120k+/year), and buying art now.
  • A professional, courteous, and knowledgeable team of experts guide you every step of the way.
  • Lead-up webinars and curatorial guidelines geared towards success. Take what you learn with you and make it work for you year-round.

About Superfine! Art Fair

As both artists and collectors, Superfine! wanted to find a better way for regular people excited about art to connect directly with artists and support their work, and for artists to meet and retain their collectors, make more sales, and replace job income with art income. That’s how Superfine! was born: an art fair where artists can build a market for themselves, saving time, energy, and stress while allowing real people to discover, connect with, and support our artist community’s life work.

Superfine! has expanded to cities across the country: NYC, LA, Chicago, Seattle, Washington DC, and San Francisco. They have proven that the artist-to-buyer connection is at the center of a sustainable art market. In just 4 or 5 days, artists are meeting more collectors than they were in an entire year. 75% of surveyed visitors say meeting the artist is their favorite part of attending each Superfine! Art Fair.

For more information, contact assistant@superfine.world.

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Contemporary Realism (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Contemporary Realism (St James, NY) – Call For Artists

Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried contemporary realism exhibition to be held July 11 – August 8, 2020. Juror: Max Ginsburg. Only oil paintings will be considered in this call for submissions. The subject matter is open and can include portraits, landscapes, and still lifes. Paintings should be representational, ranging from impressionistic in style to highly rendered paintings.

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Deadline: 25 Apr 2020

Entry Fee $45/3 images

Artists will have the opportunity to have their work juried by one of the most respected and highly accomplished realist painters today, Max Ginsburg.

Selected artists for Contemporary Realism will have the opportunity to receive prize awards: Awards: $1200 Best in Show, $800 Second Place, $400 Third Place. First place winner will be invited to a Winners Showcase in 2021.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Built in 1838 the gallery has 12 foot ceilings and five gallery rooms.

Contemporary Realism Juror

Max Ginsburg’s paintings are in many prominent collections including The Butler Institute of American Art, The New Britain Museum, The Washington County Museum, The Society of Illustrators Museum, The Salmagundi Club, The Art Renewal Center (ARC), and The Martin Luther King Labor Center.

The alla prima painter is praised for his political and social commentaries bringing to life on canvas the struggles of everyday people in his New York City home. His fine art has been exhibited widely. It has received countless major awards among them The Portrait Society of America Competition (William Draper Grand Prize) and The Art Renewal Center (International Salon Competition- Best in Show).

Ginsburg enjoyed a successful twenty-four year career in illustration, retiring from the field in 2004 to concentrate again on his fine art. The artist has taught art for 60 years and offers workshops around the country and abroad in his commitment to inspire today’s artists to master realism painting.

About Mills Pond Gallery

Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. Adaptation of Mills Pond House for public use has introduced modern mechanical systems to the structure without impairing its historic integrity. Gallery lighting and handicapped access have been designed to complement the original building. Notable among the ca. 1838 Grecian details are the gold-veined marble mantelpieces, ornamental plater “centres” applied to the ceilings, and front and rear stoops supported by wooden Doric columns.

Mills Pond house preserves the locality’s name, but departs from tradition in other respects. Its high-style Grecian design is unusual on Long Island. The hand of an accomplished architect is nearly unique at this early date. Pollard’s influence is seen in the use of imported materials: Albany boards, Carolina yellow pine, English glass, Connecticut stone, and Santo Domingan mahogany. The silvered hardware, decorative plaster, and carpeting were bought in New York City shops. William Wickham Mills died in 1865. His home descended in the family until its gift to the Town of Smithtown in 1976. Today, it is preserved for use as an arts-related facility.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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Art Speaks 2020 (Matthews, VA) – Call For Artists

Art Speaks 2020 (Matthews, VA) – Call For Artists

The Bay School Community Arts Center announces a call for artists for Art Speaks 2020 juried exhibition. This 8th annual statewide show brings the best of Virginia’s contemporary artists to the Art Speaks Gallery on the Chesapeake Bay. The show welcomes two- and three-dimensional artwork from all Virginia artists.

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Deadline: 1 Mar 2020

The 2020 exhibition dates are April 25 – May 26, with an opening reception on April 25.

The juror and judge is Nicole McCormick Santiago, Professor of Drawing and Painting at The College of William and Mary. Digital images will be juried online. The show will be judged in person when installed.

Art Speaks 2020 Participant Benefits

In its 8th year, this exhibition has shown the work of nearly 300 Virginia artists. Approximately 80 artists are accepted each year. The opening reception attracts 200 guests and the 800 visitors see the exhibition in the gallery. The artwork is viewable on the Bay School website for a year following the exhibition opening. 1500 full-color programs are printed with images of the artwork and distributed to over 100 galleries around Virginia.

Art Speaks 2020 awards include $1500 for Best in Show, $500 each for 1st place 2-D and 3-D, $300 each for 2nd place 2-D and 3-D, $200 each for 3rd place 2-D and 3-D, five locally sponsored and judged awards of $250 each, and five $50 awards of merit. All award winners will be invited back for an Art Speaks Encore exhibition in August, 2020.

The Bay School is sponsored by Dominion Energy, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Mathews County, and numerous local foundations and businesses, all of whom receive copies of the program, and send representatives to view the exhibition.

Many artists who have applied to the exhibition have participated in other Art Speaks Gallery exhibitions or become regular exhibitors.

About Bay School Community Arts Center

The Bay School Community Arts Center provides over 100 classes in visual arts each year, drawing instructors, and students from around Virginia and beyond. The Art Speaks Gallery represents over 60 local and regional artists and features 11 special exhibitions each year, as well as highlighting a different artist each month and hosting monthly artisan markets.

Mathews County is an arts destination and the Bay School draws over 8000 visitors each year. The Bay School partners with the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center, Made in Mathews Open Studio Tour, the Middle Peninsula Alliance, Gloucester Arts on Main, the River to Bay Artisan Trail, the Virginia Watercolor Society, and many more local, regional, and state businesses and agencies to promote local, regional, and state-wide visual artists and arts experiences.

For more information, contact artspeaks@bayschool-arts.com.

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Philosophy Of Contemporary Art (Rome, Italy) – Call For Artists

Philosophy Of Contemporary Art (Rome, Italy) – Call For Artists

ArtSpaceDream announces a call for artists for the Make Way project, the Philosophy of Contemporary Art exhibit to be held in Rome, Italy. Located in one of the most popular areas, Trastevere, in the cozy Spacio40 gallery. The exhibition will last nine days over two weekends.

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Deadline: 15 Dec 2019

Philosophy Of Contemporary Art exhibiting artists should include art philosophers, artists who gracefully embody their deep ideas on canvas. No matter how this idea is expressed – in form, colors, style, shapes, or faces. The main thing is for the artist to know exactly what his creation is about and able to convey this to the viewer through painting.

All that is born in modern art today is the search for new sensations in the viewer, the desire to surprise or even shock. Art should induce a person into discussion, the person must think, analyze, and form opinion.

About ArtSpaceDream

ArtSpaceDream is a small team of like-minded artists who follow their dreams. They have created a company that organizes exhibitions of artists whose names are not yet known to anyone. Designers, journalists, and an art curator work with them. Their goal is to help artists go beyond their own workshop and create a full-fledged exhibition portfolio that will help further advance the artist in the market. The paintings must travel. The name of the artist must sound in different countries.

For more information, contact artspacedream@gmail.com.

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In Between 2019 (Milan, Italy) – Call For Artists

In Between 2019 (Milan, Italy) – Call For Artists

GaleriaZero announces a call for artists for In Between 2019, exhibition to be held 4 – 7 December 2019 in Milan, Italy. This international collective event of contemporary art in Milan, Italy includes painting, photography, sculpture, installation-art, design objects, drones, and any other media related to art and technology. The title, In Between, refers to the meaning transmitted by a variety of art media. It refers to the human quality to read the meaning behind and between the artworks. Curated and organized by GaleriaZero from The Netherlands in collaboration with Primerent / Milan.

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Deadline: 10 Sept 2019

Artists will have the benefit to be promoted internationally and to display their work in a prestigious location in the center of Milan. The participating works will be integrated in a common lay-out concept that involves contemporary art, design, and technology. Many car and drone fans in Milan will be invited.

About GaleriaZero

GaleriaZero (from 1997) may be considered a dynamic art gallery that specializes in the international promotion of artists and the increase of the communication between perception and art in its widest sense. This means that they do not center only in visual artists, but as well in photographers, performers, architects and even poets, light, and sound artists.

The concept is not just exhibiting artworks. GaleriaZero promotes presentations as a general concept and integration between several art forms. The aim is to provide a specific art experience in line with the theme and concept of the exhibition project. They transmit a specific meaning in the conjunctions presented in order to promote a social discussion or contribution of interest.

In the mentioned sense, GaleriaZero is not a commercial art gallery, but more a promoter of artists and a creator of socially relevant art presentations realized in collaboration with the artists, the location, and specific professionals for the characteristics and the quality of the art experiences. For this reason, artists can apply for art exhibitions and participate in the selection procedures, but in many cases artists will be approached if their way of working is in line with specific projects. Usually, participation will involve economic collaboration by artists or sponsors in order to cover the realization costs, publicity, and specially to guarantee the quality of the presentation in general.

For more information, contact submission@galeriazero.info.

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Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 (New York City, NY) – Art Call

Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 (New York City, NY) – Art Call

Superfine! NYCx3 2020 is a revolutionary new art fair concept built in harmony with lower Manhattan’s high-roller real estate market. Instead of one five-day fair, Superfine! is programming three consecutive fairs in a strategic lower Manhattan locale next spring. The triple focus on women artists, contemporary surrealists, and LGBTQI+ artists plays out in the overarching themes: (wo)man, myth, and Magick. In keeping with the themed program, each fair will be limited to no more than sixty exhibitors for a highly curated experience.

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Deadline: 4 Mar 2020

“Superfine! has been a life-changing experience that throttled my career and created so many new relationships with artists, collectors, curators, galleries and journalists that I still benefit from to this day.”

— Sean Christopher Ward, exhibiting artist

NYCx1: (wo)man | 4.22-4.26.2020

The female perspective arrives at the forefront in the fair that launches NYCx3, with a focus on women artists taking their art to the next level.

NYCx2: myth | 4.29-5.2.2020

Surrealist ideas and modern mythology provide the backdrop for a diverse fair comprised of artists at the cutting edge of emerging contemporary art.

NYCx3: Magick | 5.5-5.9.2020

A celebration of all things queer: Magick highlights LGBTQI+ and ally artists representing the queer global experience across a broad range of styles and media.

A whole year of exhibitions in one weekend:

  • 5-7,000 motivated, art-hungry New Yorkers during each five day fair
  • 25% of visitors make a ($100-$2,500+) art purchase
  • More than 50% of exhibiting artists receive major media coverage

Make art. Sell art. Superfine! Art Fair does the rest:

  • Meet collectors in a friendly, welcoming space: the ideal environment to discover, collect, and sell art
  • Cost-saving and cost-spreading financing options that work with artist’s budget to make exhibiting and selling a reality
  • Opportunities for features in Superfine!’s earned (press + PR), owned (website, blog, and social), and paid (advertising) media
  • Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold either in person at the fair or via our online E-Fair

Superfine! Art Fair NYCx3 2020 Artist Benefits

In addition to lead-up webinars, curatorial and pricing guidance, an outstanding ground-level exhibition space in a high traffic neighborhood, and significant media exposure opportunities, Superfine! provides artists with access to top quality attendees primed to purchase. Superfine! extensively markets the fair to a market of new, younger collectors with incomes of $120k+ who are often overlooked by the traditional art market. At the NYC 2019 edition, 23% of attendees purchased art in a fun, intimate atmosphere. Superfine! delivers these results by spending $50K+ per fair on hyper-targeted social media ads to help you connect with your next great collector sooner.

Social Equity

Founded by partners in work and life, James Miille and Alex Mitow, Superfine! emphasizes work by the LGBTQIA+ community and female artists. In 2020, Superfine! is launching a three-week themed art fair with a week devoted each to women artists and LGBTQIA+ artists.

About Superfine! Art Fair

Founded by art collectors Alex Mitow and James Miille, Superfine! started in 2015 as an alternative to boring, stuffy art shows and complicated art world politics. From the start, they caught flack from the art establishment. They broke down barriers and opened the gates to everyone from serious long-time art collectors to people who love art and never thought they would be collectors.

Their open and transparent approach worked. Imaginations have been sparked. Countless new collections have been jump-started at Superfine! art fairs as they continue to spread their message of a more inclusive art market across the country. Since 2015, they had one goal: produce bad-ass, expertly-curated art shows where über-talented, diverse global artists meet their new fans in iconic locations.

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Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Call For Artists

Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Call For Artists

Announcing a call for artists for the Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020. Learn how to build sales and a collector list from marketing experts. Curate to sell with friendly guidelines. Meet your next collector. For the second year in a row, Superfine! is returning to The Reef in DTLA, just blocks away from the LA Art Show, the country’s highest-attended art fair.

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Deadline: 6 Jan 2020

Location: The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Fair dates: February 6 – 9, 2020

A whole year of exhibitions in one weekend:

  • 6-10,000 motivated, art-hungry visitors during the four day fair
  • 25% of visitors make a ($100-$2,500+) art purchase
  • More than 50% of exhibiting artists receive major media coverage

Make art. Sell art. Superfine! Art Fair does the rest:

  • Meet collectors in a friendly, welcoming space: the ideal environment to discover, collect, and sell art
  • Cost-saving and cost-spreading financing options that work with artist’s budget to make exhibiting and selling a reality
  • Opportunities for features in Superfine!’s earned (press + PR), owned (website, blog, and social), and paid (advertising) media

Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 Artist Benefits

  • Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold either in person, at the fair, or online eFair
  • The audience is 26-45, affluent ($120k+/year), and buying art now
  • A professional, courteous, and knowledgeable team of experts guide you every step of the way
  • Lead-up webinars and curatorial guidelines geared towards success

Social Equity

Founded by partners in work and life, James Miille and Alex Mitow, Superfine! emphasizes work by the LGBTQIA+ community and female artists. In 2020, Superfine! is launching a three-week themed art fair with a week devoted each to women artists and LGBTQIA+ artists.

About Superfine! Art Fair

Founded by art collectors Alex Mitow and James Miille, Superfine! started in 2015 as an alternative to boring, stuffy art shows and complicated art world politics. From the start, they caught flack from the art establishment. They broke down barriers and opened the gates to everyone from serious long-time art collectors to people who love art and never thought they would be collectors.

Their open and transparent approach worked. Imaginations have been sparked. Countless new collections have been jump-started at Superfine! art fairs as they continue to spread their message of a more inclusive art market across the country. Since 2015, they had one goal: produce bad-ass, expertly-curated art shows where über-talented, diverse global artists meet their new fans in iconic locations.

For more information, contact exhibit@superfine.world.

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Uncommon Thread: Essomenia (Baton Rouge, LA) – Call For Artists

Uncommon Thread: Essomenia (Baton Rouge, LA) – Call For Artists

The Baton Rouge Gallery announces a call for artists showcasing exceptional design and artistry through wearable art. Uncommon Thread is a national juried art event and competition. It is dedicated to being a unique platform for artists and designers to present their work and giving audiences a one-of-a-kind visual experience. Accepting submissions from all U.S. based artists. Uncommon Thread: Essomenia takes place Saturday, September 21, 2019.

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Deadline: 1 Aug 2019

Contemporary art, in many ways, often has its eye on the future, even when exploring the present. With this in mind, Baton Rouge Gallery is proud to announce the theme for 2019’s Uncommon Thread is “Essomenia,” an 18th century term meaning “to show things as they will be in the future.”

Baton Rouge Gallery invites designers and artists to make the unimaginable tangible (and wearable) while setting their sights on the world that lies ahead. Whether inspired to look 20 years down the road or 200 years into the future, Uncommon Thread wants to know what you foresee. How might technology, the environment, the political climate, interpersonal relations, or other realities change or impact other changes? What might be commonplace for our great-grandchildren that most can’t even fathom today? Can your “essomenic” design simultaneously tell us something about our collective today and our tomorrow?

Juror

The Special Guest Juror for Uncommon Thread: Essomenia will be Grace DuVal. Based in Chicago, IL, Grace DuVal is a wearable artist, maker, and photographer. Her wearable art designs have been featured in exhibits both across the U.S. and internationally, most recently at World of WearableArt in Wellington, NZ (where her Mind the Synaptic Gap won the 2018 Dame Suzie Moncrieff Award; and a year earlier, DuVal’s work was named Supreme Award Runner-Up and received the Sustainability Award).

Uncommon Thread Artist Benefits

Artists/designers chosen as finalists will have their selected work(s) featured on the runway during the Uncommon Thread event (09/21/2019), when one standout piece will be named Best in Show and awarded a $1,000 cash prize.

Artists whose work is selected will be consulted on all aspects of presentation specific to their work. This includes model, hair, and makeup, ensuring their artistic vision is honored and respected as best possible.

Artists will also receive two free tickets to the event which will include complimentary drinks. They will have the opportunity to converse with guests about their work and studio practice.

Artist’s Equity

Baton Rouge Gallery is open to the public, in a public park, free of charge six days a week. Most other similar organizations in the area charge admission fees. Being open to all, regardless of socio-economic backgrounds or other demographics, allows them to serve the whole community. They feature the work of artists across ethnic and LGBTQ spectrums. This is true of the visual art displayed and of artistic programming which may or may not include visual art presentations.

Uncommon Thread will employ a blind jurying process in selecting the works to be showcased. The juror will not be aware of any demographic information for individual artists. This ensures that works selected are chosen solely on their artistic merits. This prevents any bias against any artists based on their race, ethnicity, gender, and disability.

About Baton Rouge Gallery

Baton Rouge Gallery – center for contemporary art – is one of the nation’s longest-standing artist cooperative organizations. Artist-centric and a part of contemporary art in Louisiana for more than 50 years, it welcomes more than 18,000 visitors annually and has exhibited the work of thousands of artists.

Located in BREC’s City Park since 1984, the gallery is surrounded by a beautiful park that includes a golf course and multiple lakes, making it a special backdrop for this program.

For more information, contact jandreasen@batonrougegallery.org.

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Artist Made Gifts – Call For Artists

Artist Made Gifts – Call For Artists

Mason Fine Art announces a call for artists for Artist Made Gifts, a holiday art fair in Atlanta, Georgia, November 23 – 25, 2018. The participating artists will be mainly art and contemporary craft.

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Deadline: 19 Nov 2018

Artist Made Gifts participation is limited to 60 artists. Wide range of price points in this show. The exhibition space will be divided into 8 ft. x 8 ft. sections (it will not be pipe and draped). The fee for entry will be $500. This will include the space, signage, and, if desired, a table, chairs, waste basket, power, and signage at no additional cost. The gallery is well lit with tract lighting. For an extra fee of $50, use the wall space in the booth area. The choice of booth space is on a first come first served basis; however, the Mason Gallery retains the right to change space if necessary.

The show will be publicized through full-page ads in Atlanta Magazine and the Atlantan, spots on NPR, and social media reach.

About Mason Fine Art

Located in Atlanta’s Armour Junction near the Sweetwater Design District and just minutes from Midtown and Buckhead, Mason Fine Art’s focus is a continually evolving selection of high quality contemporary works. In addition, Mason Fine Art showcases work of emerging artists and facilitates their artistic development. The gallery features three large exhibition spaces that provide for intimate experiences and views of large format two- and three-dimensional works. Mason Fine Art welcomes private and corporate collectors as well as professionals from the decorative arts community.

For more information, contact David@redground.land.

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OpenART Biennale – Call For Artists

OpenART Biennale – Call For Artists

The OpenART Biennale is a public art biennial and takes place in Örebro, Sweden. During twelve summer weeks contemporary art from all over the world is showcased in the public space. Artists can submit with an already existing artwork or a new idea.

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Deadline: 15 May 2018

OpenART is an exhibition that takes place in the city centre. The art will be placed outdoors available for public interaction during the exhibition period. OpenArt sees possibilities for a wide range of art mediums and techniques but are particularly looking for artworks for the open space and, in particular, new ideas on what public art can be.

OpenART Biennale Artist Benefits

Invited artists will receive an artist fee of 1000 EUR as well as transport, travel, and accommodation support. A confirmed group will share €1000. In some cases, OpenART provides production support and the most appropriate, time-efficient, and cost-effective solutions. When an artist is producing a new artwork, the artist is expected to follow the determined budget for the artwork. Artists are expected to participate in the installment of their own artworks. The OpenArt Biennale offers an exciting platform with media exposure and social media boosts. During the biennale, the city of Örebro is transformed temporarily into a huge outdoor art arena.

About OpenART

OpenART is Scandinavia’s largest biennial for contemporary art, taking place during twelve summer weeks in Örebro. It is a biennial that revolts against defined urban spaces and encourages creativity. Artists are invited from around the world to invade public spaces with their contemporary art. Art is a language that can be read by everyone, inspiring new encounters and building bridges rather than walls.

OpenART encourages visitors and residents to be a part of this creative process. Children and youths can explore and strengthen their creativity through OpenART Kids and DIY ARTLAB. The exhibition includes guided tours and pedagogical programmes. The entire exhibition is completely free. Therefore, no ticket required. OpenART nurtures artistic and human warmth, leaving no one unmoved.

For more information, contact openart@orebro.se.

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