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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stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles 2017 is a contemporary juried hotel art fair for independent artists.
Deadline: 10 Nov 2016
Those selected from the application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work.
All sales proceeds and professional contacts made during the fair belong 100% to the artists.
One of the core missions of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives independent artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms in a professional exhibition venue.
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This is a call to artists who are members of Oceanside Museum of Art’s (OMA) Artist Alliance for the Artist Alliance at the Museum 2017.
Deadline: 31 Oct 2016
Artists are invited to submit entries for consideration in this juried art exhibition that will take place at OMA. Artwork will be on view in the Gleason Gallery, one of OMA’s large ground floor spaces.
Artists may submit original two-dimensional or three-dimensional work. Artwork may be up to 84” in any direction.
Three artists will be chosen from the exhibition as juror’s choices and receive solo exhibitions at OMA’s opening in November 2017.
OMA is a located in downtown Oceanside with a view of the Pacific Ocean and the historic Oceanside Pier. OMA offers classes, lectures, concerts, docent tours, and community events in addition to contemporary art exhibitions.
Exhibitions showcase art of the southern California region including paintings, sculptures, studio furniture, art quilts, and architectural glass. OMA’s galleries feature contemporary art enriched by the cultures of the community. The museum’s galleries are redesigned for each exhibition, providing visitors with a fresh, exciting visual transformation for every new exhibit.
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Art! Vancouver 2017, an international art fair held at the prestigious Vancouver Convention Centre May 25 to 28th 2017, is open for registration.
Deadline: 31 Dec 2016
Many art collectors come to purchase art and galleries come to scout new artists to represent in their galleries.
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Community Arts Center announces a call for artists for Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2016.
Deadline: 1 Aug 2016
The juror will be asked to select work that reflects and expresses the theme of contemporary landscape while demonstrating creativity, strength of execution, and overall artistic excellence with the goal of selecting a well-rounded exhibit that showcases a broad range of artistic styles and interpretations.
All media will be considered with the exception of live or performance art. All work must have been completed since January of 2012 and not previously shown in any other Community Arts Center exhibitions. All works must be for sale.
- 1st Place: $500
- 2nd Place: $250
- 3rd Place: $100
Selected works will be on display at the Community Arts Center Thursday, September 1 through Friday, November 11, 2016. The Horizon: Contemporary Landscape has been an annual exhibit since 2010.
The Community Arts Center is a non-profit arts center with gallery spaces, classes, and arts-based programming in Danville, KY.
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Handmade in Britain announces a call for artists for Handmade Edinburgh.
Deadline: 31 Jul 2016
Set to become the leading showcase for contemporary craft in Scotland, Handmade Edinburgh 28-30 October 2016 is supported by Craft Scotland and will take place in Edinburgh’s iconic landmark and key event venue, The Hub.
Handmade Edinburgh is a three day selling event and is highly consumer orientated, offering visitors the opportunity to view, buy or commission their perfect piece and take it home with them.
Handmade Edinburgh invites applications from individual designer–makers of contemporary craft who work in the following areas: fashion, interiors, textiles, glass, jewelry, paper, furniture, stationery, metalwork, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork, and prints. Makers do not have to be Scottish or live in Scotland to apply.
This is a brand new event, the first of its kind in Scotland.
Handmade in Britain has ten years of experience organizing contemporary, high-end craft events in London and Bath. Last year saw the successful launch of our first international show, Handmade at Kew which saw over 7,500 visitors across four days. This year, we’re reaching out to more areas and adding a new event to our portfolio with Handmade Edinburgh.
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Emerging gallery programs, project spaces, and artists are invited to apply for the Berliner Liste 2016 fair.
Deadline: 30 Jun 2016
The 13th edition of Berliner Liste will be held from September 15th to 18th, 2016, parallel to Berlin Art Week, in the legendary Kraftwerk Berlin. The unique, raw, and urban atmosphere of Kraftwerk in Berlin Mitte, the former East Berlin power station, is the ideal location for Berlin’s oldest and biggest art fair.
Unlike most of the major art fairs which are open mainly to art galleries, Berliner Liste 2016 offers individual artists and photographers access to a large and long-established art market. As an exhibitor, artists will get the opportunity to perform side by side with galleries and project spaces, present art to an audience of specialists as well as to the general public, and offer works for sale.
As a forum for emerging, international art at affordable prices, the Berliner Liste attracts every year a wider audience. 123 exhibitors from 23 countries presented their work to more than 11,000 young collectors, art lovers, and fans at last year’s show.
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