In 2018, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is celebrating the 37th year of its annual art festival, Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018, on August 18 and 19. The festival, previously held off-site, is now held on LCA’s grounds to connect festival-goers to gallery spaces, experience the stature of exhibitions, and connect with programs more effectively. All proceeds from LAF are invested back into the community through artistic and educational programs LCA provides year-round.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2018
Lubeznik Center for the Arts will select individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. There is $3,000 in cash awards. Additionally, LCA will be inviting regional galleries who represent the best in emerging contemporary art. Overall, LCA anticipates 75-100 exhibitors. The festival draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend, and Northwest Indiana, as well as Michigan’s nearby ‘Harbor Country’ communities. Patrons to the festival include second home-owners in the nearby beach communities.
The juror for this year’s festival is Aron Packer of Aron Packer Projects. Starting in the late 80’s as an American folk art dealer, Aron Packer built his early business focusing on outsider and non-traditional art. He became known for a broad yet unusual vision. He transitioned this vision to contemporary art and established his first public gallery in 1992 in Chicago. For the next 25 years, Packer continued to expand his notable group of contemporary artists. In 2015, he closed Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago to work at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in business development for fine art sales. Packer continues to avidly curate pop-up shows throughout Chicago as Aron Packer Projects.
Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018 award categories ($3000 in cash awards)
- Best in Show
- 1st Place Artist
- Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art
- Juror’s Awards (2)
Additionally, 2018 award winners will be exempt from jury process in 2019. They will not have to pay the 2019 application fee. Complimentary snacks and water are available through setup and the festival. Over $30,000 is budgeted to market the event through partnerships that span radio, TV, print, and outdoor media.
About Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located on the North end of Michigan City’s vibrant Uptown Arts District. LCA’s architecturally interesting facility houses five beautiful galleries and education multi-use spaces where they feature contemporary artwork. LCA is on the Southern shore of Lake Michigan within walking distance to the beach and marina. All proceeds from the festival are invested back into our community in all the artistic and educational programs LCA provides year-round.
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Gallery North of Setauket, Long Island invites artists to submit artwork for their annual holiday exhibition, Deck the Halls. This exhibition focuses on small works for holiday gift giving.
Deadline: 27 Oct 2017
Artists are invited to submit one festive piece to Deck the Halls for a fee of $10, or 2 pieces for $15. Artwork should not exceed 20 inches in any dimension. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, October 27, 2017. Artists will be notified of acceptance via email no later than October 31.
Each year, Gallery North features up to 10 exhibitions that are promoted extensively with postcard mailings to patrons and businesses, local and regional newspaper advertisements, radio ads, and social media posts. All exhibitions have an opening reception with complimentary wine and snacks. Exhibiting artists are encouraged to join the celebration as they are always well-attended. Events provide a chance to network with other artists and possibly meet patrons looking to purchase the work of local artists.
About Gallery North
Gallery North is a not-for-profit gallery promoting the finest contemporary regional art and craft. It is located in the beautiful and historic area of Setauket, Long Island. Established in 1965, Gallery North focuses on contemporary art in a variety of disciplines, including painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, digital art, and film. Exhibits explore the diversity and vitality of the arts on Long Island. Classes, workshops, excursions, talks, and annual festivals involve community members in the lively process of art making. With the addition of the Community Art Center, Gallery North continues to provide the community with a diverse selection of educational programming including ArTalks, Art Ventures, Art Abilities, and Art Works.
Gallery North showcases the vibrant creativity of artists and craftspeople from Long Island and nearby regions. It is not just a gallery, but also a community. Artists have opportunities to show and get feedback on work while growing and developing their skills and vision. Among the various shows, there is a good balance of representational and traditional work as well as abstract, experimental, and conceptual work. This attracts a wide audience from across Long Island and NYC.
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Dutchess County Art Association (DCAA) announces a call for artists for Photowork 2018, an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States. It is jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field.
Deadline: 4 Dec 2017
Photowork celebrates its 31st year in 2018. Barrett Art Center is proud to welcome 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans as this year’s juror. The Photowork 2018 show embraces reinvention, wherein artists provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in dynamic imagery. The show celebrates photography’s role as fine art and prescient social commentary. Winners in the past have spanned the gamut of photographic output from small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, and chromogenic prints.
2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans is a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune. He has spent the last 15 years covering stories that have taken him from the vanishing rainforests of Madagascar to the war in Afghanistan. He has intensively documented the problem of Chicago’s gun violence over the last five years. Wambsgans studied fine art and cinema at Central Michigan University. Throughout a career of wide-ranging assignments, his editors have counted on his ability to inventively meet challenges whether aesthetic, technical, or conceptual while gracefully conveying the human experience.
Photowork 2018 Prizes
- $1,000 Juror’s Prize
- $250 Second Prize
- $125 Third Prize
Marketing strategies employed for exhibitions include press releases submitted to more than 80 print and electronic media outlet in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage. Online coverage includes the weekly DCAA newsletter, Barrett Art Center website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The DCAA e-newsletter has over 2,600 subscribers. Information emphasizes action links to drive traffic to the DCAA website. Readers connect to relevant artist contact information on online galleries for each exhibition. Contact information is archived on the site for viewing after the show. The website attracts over 2,000 unique visitors each month on average.
About the Dutchess County Art Association
Exhibitions have been at the core of the DCAA mission since its inception 82 years ago. The DCAA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Hudson Valley through the visual arts by fostering important and relevant visual expression. The annual schedule of exhibitions is a core component in their effort to champion artists and introduce contemporary work to the community.
DCAA’s story goes back to the 1840s, when leading professional families in Poughkeepsie built elegant town homes within walking distance of the city center, notably the Greek Revival brick townhouse at 55 Noxon Street. The Gilded Age, and another housing boom, brought Poughkeepsie banker Thomas Barrett and his wife, Kate, to the house in 1900. Their son, Thomas Weeks Barrett, Jr., was born in 1902. He attended Poughkeepsie schools discovered his love for art. After graduating from the art school of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Barrett worked in NYC as a commercial artist, creating this playing card design. It was the hard times of the Depression that made Barrett House what it is today. After the Crash of 1929, Barrett returned to his family home and set up shop on the 3rd floor.
The popular response to President Roosevelt’s unprecedented governmental support for the arts inspired Barrett to organize Dutchess County’s first art exhibition in 1934 at the Luckey Platt Department Store in Poughkeepsie. Over 2,000 visitors attended on the opening day. Buoyed by the show’s success, Barrett and his colleagues founded the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935. DCAA continues their work today. They present cutting-edge art in Barrett’s boyhood home, keeping alive the spirit of creativity in our Hudson Valley community.
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The Dutchess County Art Association announces a call for artists for New Directions 2017, a premier national exhibition of contemporary art. The exhibition showcases the current work of artists from across the United States.
Deadline: 24 Jul 2017
Now in its 33rd year, New Directions brings contemporary art to an atypical venue – the intimate galleries of Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse. Former domestic spaces remodeled as galleries create a visually-compelling setting for contemporary and cutting-edge work.
Juror Ruth Erickson is Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. She co-curated the major exhibition “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957” with Helen Molesworth. She has organized exhibitions of the work of artists Rokni and Ramin Haerizadeh and Ethan Murrow at the ICA/Boston. Erickson is currently at work on the first U.S. survey of Mark Dion’s work to open in 2017. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and has published and presented her writing widely. She serves as a visiting critic at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
New Directions 2017 Awards
- $1,000 Juror’s Prize
- $250 Second Prize
- $175 Third Prize
A gallery of all selected works with links to artists’ websites will be posted on the Barrett Art Center website after the opening. Each selected artist who attends the opening reception will be given a brief opportunity to talk about his or her work. In addition to our website, the New Directions 2017 exhibition is publicized via the Barrett Art Center eNewsletter, in regional press releases, and social media.
The exhibition is visited by art enthusiasts and collectors from the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. This includes New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania. and the New England states. Commission on art sales is 20% for members, 30% non-members.
About the Dutchess County Art Association
Exhibitions have been at the core of the Dutchess County Art Association (DCAA) mission since its inception 82 years ago. The DCAA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Hudson Valley through the visual arts. It fosters important and relevant visual expression. The annual schedule of exhibitions is a core component in their effort to champion artists and to introduce contemporary work to the community.
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stARTup Art Fair announces a call for artists for stARTup Art Fair Chicago 2017, a juried contemporary art fair for independent artists.
Deadline: 7 Jul 2017
The fair runs September 15-17, 2017 at the ACME Hotel in the River North District, within blocks of the Navy Pier where EXPO Chicago takes place the same weekend.
Those selected will each take over a hotel room to present a solo show of their work. Through its democratic, online application, stARTup Art Fair gives artists the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive, diverse range of art world professionals that includes:
- Diana Al-Hadid, Widely exhibited, New York-based artist
- Allison Glenn, Manager of Publications and Curatorial Associate, Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
- Sabina Ott, Artist, educator, curator, and Founder of Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL
- Andrew Rafacz, Owner, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
- Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
There are application and exhibitor fees.
stARTup Art Fair Chicago 2017 artists will have a fantastic opportunity to expose new work to a thousands of collectors, curators, gallery owners, art consultants, and writers who will be coming to Chicago for a weekend of contemporary art. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artist.
About stARTup Art Fair
stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art fair for independent artists. The intimate, boutique fair provides artists and art enthusiasts with direct access to the art world, fostering new relationships and creating a new exhibition platform for thought-provoking contemporary artwork in three major cities across the country: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. stARTup Art Fair’s mission is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms.
Consumers experience artwork unfiltered and direct from artists via social media. Artists report building a thriving client base by selling works straight from the internet. stARTup Art Fair is forward thinking. It mirrors the art market by creating direct access between consumer and artist without sacrificing quality. Each fair assembles a panel of curators, gallerists, and professional artists to vet our exhibiting artists. This ensures a thoughtful and dynamic group of artists that will impress and inspire our attendees.
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CAFKA is seeking submissions for CAFKA.18, its biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo for June 2018.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2017
The biennial exhibition is curated by CAFKA’s Program Committee which will consider submission proposals as part of its curatorial research.
The CAFKA biennial exhibition of art in public spaces initiates conversations around public space and the social and critical functions of art. It galvanizes the community of artists and art lovers in the region. Members of which dedicate countless volunteer hours as board members, members of the Program Committee and jury, event planners, educators, installers, and hosts.
Since its inception in 2001, CAFKA has produced and exhibited 206 projects by 192 artists over 11 exhibitions. From the beginning, the open calls have been an important way for the CAFKA Program Committee to connect with emerging and mid-career artists.
In 2007, CAFKA supplemented its open call with an invitational component. Additional artists, identified by the Program Committee and the invited jurors, are invited to submit proposals. The final exhibition is made of both invited artists and artists selected from the open call.
CAFKA.18 pays artist fees of $2,000 CAD for new work in addition to negotiable expenses. Video and one-time performance fees are paid in accordance with the CARFAC fee schedule.
CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area) is a non-profit, artist-run organization. It is a producer, advocate, and educator for contemporary public, interactive, and interventionist art practices. CAFKA produces an international biennial exhibition of art projects in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo. It offers an exhibition, lectures, and tours and related special events.
Activities are made possible with the active participation of its many volunteers and the support of its members, donors, funders, and sponsors. CAFKA is funded in part by agencies of the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and regional and municipal governments. CAFKA also receives support from private charitable foundations.
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stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017 is a contemporary art fair currently seeking independent artists. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.
Deadline: 15 Feb 2017
The stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017 will run April 28-30, 2017 at the Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco’s Marina District, and takes place at the same time as the Art Market SF gallery fair at Fort Mason. There are application and exhibitor fees. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work.
Through its democratic, online application, stARTup Art Fair gives artists the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive, influential selection committee of six diverse art world professionals including:
- Jonas Almgren, CEO, Artfinder.com
- Trish Bransten, Director, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
- Christine Duval, Principal, Duval Contemporary
- Amy Ellingson, San Francisco-based artist
- Max Presneill, Director/Curator, Torrance Art Museum
- Catherine Wagner, San Francisco-based artist
The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. The San Francisco Bay Area has a history of attracting creative, visionary, self-starting artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. stARTup Art Fair celebrates the spirit of this region with its investment in emerging and under-recognized artists. It is a destination where creatives of all stripes can converge to see new, inspiring art in the California spirit of discovery. The fair provides the chance for the next generation of art collectors to get in on the ground floor of a type of artist start-up, where collectors can acquire great works of art and make real connections with artists in an intimate setting.
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Independent & Image Art Space announces a call for artists for World Contemporary Photography Archive Exhibition I, a new non-profit art project.
Deadline: 30 Dec 2016
Starting from an internationally multi-cultural perspective, this project aims to catch the frontiers of contemporary photography art worldwide and present, exhibit, and archive the outstanding contemporary photography artists and their works in current times. The goal is to create a rich content, academically valuable archive with long-lasting efforts. World Contemporary Photography Archive will help the Chinese society get more and deeper understanding of contemporary photography art, enhance the communication of contemporary photography art between China and the world, and provide valuable research resources for contemporary photography academics study. Coinciding with the World Contemporary Photography Archive, Independent & Image Art Space will host a series of art educational activities, making more people feel the charm of contemporary photography art.
World Contemporary Photography Archive Exhibition I will organize through an open call to internationally artists with no limit of theme, nationality, or age. Independent & Image Art Space will select the works to exhibit from all submissions. All the selected works and artists’ profile will be published on the Independent & Image Art Space website.
- The selected works will be printed and framed by Independent & Image Art Space and exhibited at World Contemporary Photography Archive Exhibition I.
- After the exhibition, Independent & Image Art Space will collect the works free of charge and exhibit the collected contemporary photographic works on a regular basis.
- Independent & Image Art Space plans to publish related catalogs and art documentary books to systematize the documents and materials in the World Contemporary Photography Archive.
About Independent & Image Art Space
Independent & Image Art Space is located in 501 Art Base, Jiulongpo District Chongqing (China), which is the most mature and important art zone in Chongqing, next door to the old campus of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, one of China’s top art universities. Since the foundation, Independent & Image Art Space has been paying close attention to the development of Chinese contemporary art, especially the contemporary photography art. It has presented numerous exhibitions of contemporary photography and related lectures, seminars, and salon activities. It actively promotes and takes part in the academic study, promotion, and education of contemporary photography art in China. Now Independent & Image Art Space has become one of the most important platform of contemporary photography art communication in China’s Southwest area.
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Koelner Liste 2017, a fair for contemporary art in Cologne/Germany, announces a call for artists. The 4th edition of Koelner Liste will be held from April 28th to 30th, 2017, parallel to one of the most important art market events in Europe, the Art Cologne.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2017
Galleries, project groups, and artists are cordially invited to apply. The application is free of charge.
As the sole satellite art fair to Art Cologne, the discovery fair presents a broad range of international contemporary art at affordable prices. This time, Koelner Liste will be held at the historical XPOST, a former post office building in downtown Cologne. A shuttle service between the two fairs will be available throughout the duration of the fair.
The fair’s curatorial position and relaxed atmosphere is focused at facilitating a direct dialogue between young collectors and art lovers and a diverse range of international artists, while bringing contemporary art closer to not only the more traditional audience of Art Cologne but also to new target groups.
- Unlike most of the major art fairs which are open mainly to art galleries, Koelner Liste 2017 offers individual artists and photographers access to one of the largest and long-established art markets in Europe.
- As an exhibitor, artists will get the opportunity to perform side by side with galleries and project spaces, present art to an international audience of specialists as well as to the general public, and offer works for sale.
- Newcomers at the European art market benefit from our expertise and experience and receive, according to their needs and wishes, professional consultation by our curators and the organizing team.
About Koelner Liste
Koelner Liste is offering an international forum for fresh, contemporary art. The spotlight is on emerging, promising artists whose works are still in a reasonable price range.
The attractive booth rate policy aims at maintaining access to the international contemporary art market especially for young project groups, galleries, and emerging artists.
Having captured the continuing and growing interest of the public over the last years, we will be expecting over 100 national and international exhibitors and more than 10,000 visitors.
The new location, XPOST Cologne features an impressive fusion of industrial charm, historical structures and modern, minimalist elements, thus providing the ideal setting for showcasing a whole variety of modern artworks on 4,000 square meters.
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Second Annual Shimmer: The Art of Light, a free one-night event in North Carolina, is seeking proposals for art installations, video projection, and performance art using light as a medium.
Deadline: 21 Nov 2016
Shimmer: The Art of Light features indoor and outdoor venues. Notification is December 1 and the event takes place Friday, February 10, 2017. Application is free.
Each artist chosen by our jury to participate will receive a $300 honorarium, be featured on the Shimmer website and smArts creative programs and events Facebook page, and have the potential for additional press attention via publicity efforts.
Shimmer: The Art of Light is one of only two events of its kind in the entire Southeastern US. It focuses on creating an artistic bridge between two adjoining municipalities and fills a seven-block area on their borders with light, sound, and movement.
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