Giertz Gallery at Parkland College announces a call for artists for exhibition proposals in all genres of contemporary art making by solo artists, collaborative groups, or curators. Exhibits are scheduled for approximately six weeks.
Deadline: 15 May 2020
Submit 20 images; an identifying list of titles, sizes, dates, and media; a resume; and an artist statement related to this body of work. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis for future review. However, application materials must be received by May 15, 2020, to be included in the next review cycle.
The artist is responsible for expenses and insurance while the artwork is being transported to the gallery. Giertz Gallery provides return shipping or an honorarium to defray return travel expenses.
Honorariums are provided for solo and two person exhibitions as well as for participating in visiting artist activities including lectures, gallery talks, and/or workshops. Every exhibition features an announcement card and poster and social media promotion including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The gallery provides email blasts for all exhibitions. For many large group exhibitions, they feature a catalog with essay by guest curator.
About Giertz Gallery
Located in Champaign, Illinois, Giertz Gallery is a professionally designed gallery devoted primarily to education through contemporary art. Giertz Gallery hosts seven exhibitions per year including two student exhibitions, one Art and Design Faculty Show, and a National Invitational. Other shows vary depending on applications and the vision of the Art Gallery Advisory Board.
Giertz Gallery is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to exhibitions, arts and education programs, and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability. They are a section 504/ADA-compliant institution and are free and open to the public.
Open to the public and free of charge, the Donna Hyland Giertz Gallery is a teaching gallery, striving to serve the educational and cultural needs of a diverse community. Each year through its exhibitions and programming, the gallery seeks to promote the development of artists’ talent and aesthetic awareness while at the same time expanding the audience’s appreciation of various art forms. The gallery presents exhibitions by contemporary artists of regional and national status whom are selected to illustrate a wide range of traditional and innovative work of all media.
Giertz Gallery History
In 1981, Parkland’s Art Gallery officially opened its doors through the foresight, interest, and enthusiasm of the college faculty, administration, students, and the community. It was known as Parkland Art Gallery. In 2014, the gallery was named The Donna Hyland Giertz Gallery in recognition of college trustee and former faculty member Donna Giertz after she and her husband, Fred Giertz, provided a generous gift to support Parkland’s Art Gallery. In recognition of this gift and Giertz’s 20+ years of service to Parkland, the college named the existing gallery The Donna Hyland Giertz Gallery also known as The Giertz Gallery at Parkland College.
Centrally located in the main building on the north side of the beautifully landscaped campus, the Donna Hyland Giertz Gallery overlooks an outdoor fountain on the exterior and faces a main thoroughfare of foot traffic. It can be viewed through floor to ceiling windows on the interior with easy access from inside the building. Parkland College was established in 1967. The permanent campus, built in 1973, was designed by the award-winning California-based architect Ernest Kump, It was featured in an exhibit at the New York Museum of Modern Art to highlight outstanding architectural designs.
Born of the concept that the campus was an educational village, it was designed to welcome the community and provide a relaxed feeling and easily accessible resources. The Giertz Gallery features a professionally designed space but maintains the feeling of the original architectural intent. Situated in the main part of campus, it remains central to student life. It is readily available to the community.
Giertz Gallery Programming
Open year round, the Gallery has an extensive exhibition calendar that includes seven exhibitions per year and includes solo and group exhibitions. The Gallery hosts the State of the Art: National Biennial Ceramics Invitational on alternating years. It engages a guest curator so that the exhibitions continue to reflect current viewpoints from many different perspectives. An exhibition catalog accompanies the biennial exhibit that includes background information on the participating artists and a scholarly essay by the guest curator.
To complement and support the educational mission of the Fine Arts Program, an annual Art and Design Faculty Exhibition takes place to highlight the talent of the Faculty at Parkland College in Art and Visual Communication Design. Two juried exhibitions of work by Parkland College students in the Art and Design program and the Visual Communication Design Program are part of the yearly schedule. They provide practical professional experience to students and allow the community to see the talents and efforts of these emerging artists.
Artist receptions, gallery talks, For Art’s Sake, and videotaped interviews with artists aired on Parkland College Television Station are presented to interpret many exhibitions including the High School Art Seminar, Gallery Tours, and High Noon with the Artist lecture series. Programs are offered to school groups between kindergarten and twelfth grade, college classes, teachers, and community members. Class tours encourage students to develop critical thinking and communication skills while expanding their understanding of art in the gallery.
In the studio, students learn to prepare their work and understand the professional requirements of exhibiting their work in a professional space. The unique location on the Parkland College Campus allows students the opportunity to visualize college life and imagine a possible career in the arts beyond school. The gallery completes the circle by teaching college students to become educators in the arts. By introducing significant visual arts close to home in the Parkland Community, these programs can lay the foundation for a lifelong interest in the arts.
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The Reclaim Kollektiv announces a call for artists for the Reclaim Award 2020. Ads out, art in! Reclaim your place in public space. Billboards become cultural conceptual surfaces, artistic canvases, or photographic landscapes. The city a public museum. Reclaim replaces advertising on large surfaces with your art. With the award, make a contribution towards culturally enhancing the public space. Make Cologne’s urban profile more attractive. Display billboards that stimulate, illustrate diversity and difference, and open up conceptual spaces. Easily perceivable, public, and for everyone!
Deadline: 26 Apr 2020
Entry fee: 1 entry: 25€ / 2 entries: 40€ / 3 entries: 50€.
Where usually cruises, cars, or detergents find large places to shine, there will now be art. 40 billboards become exhibition surfaces.
This year, the Reclaim Kollektiv holds the second Reclaim Award in Cologne. For the debut in 2019, 551 artists from 29 countries applied to redesign 25 billboards in urban areas of Cologne. Since this went beyond any intended scope, there will be already 40 large-scale billboards to show art in 2020.
Reclaim grows. A plus of 15 surfaces means even more radiance for the artpieces, even more visibility for the artists. The stage is ready, Cologne as public museum. Perception in public space is the highest: large-scale billboards on bustling streets, busy train stations, and in urban, alternative neighbourhoods of Cologne.
The winners will exhibit their works in the form of 18/1 posters on billboards rented in a central location, for the duration of 10 days. Artists from all fields and all countries are welcome to participate in the competition.
About Reclaim Kollektiv
The Reclaim Kollektiv consists of three business partners and friends. Odo Hans is a freelance artist and initiator of the Reclaim Award. Together with Tobias Handorf and Caspar Wündrich, managers of the design studio neoactio in Cologne, they founded the Kollektiv in 2019.
Last years’ debut was a great success for the trio. 551 applicants liked the idea and shared the vision. This years’ Reclaim Award grew by 15 surfaces.
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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.
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.
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Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried contemporary realism exhibition to be held September 12 – October 17, 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.
Deadline: 22 Jun 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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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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.
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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