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Decatur Artway VII (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Artway VII (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for the Decatur Artway VII. It kicks off another year as Decatur’s outdoor gallery, featuring five selected sculptures scattered throughout the city of Decatur, Georgia. Sculptures will be displayed on temporary loan for two years, creating a dynamic rotating collection of public art around town. The sculpture must be available for the duration of the two-year contract with $2000 lease payment for the artist.

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Deadline: 6 Aug 2021

All submissions for the Decatur Artway VII must be professionally constructed of durable materials which will withstand the elements. All durable outdoor media are encouraged.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Georgia, is a friendly little tree-lined suburb called Decatur. Decatur’s four square miles are a haven for foodies, arts lovers, hippies, families, and all the young at heart. Decatur blends the best of small-town life with the convenience of city living. The City of Decatur’s 25,000 residents represent a diverse population with a wide range of age groups, racial backgrounds, and economic levels. Of particular note – Decatur has one of the highest education levels in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Decatur employees, primarily concentrated in the downtown commercial district, represent an important demographic.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. The Decatur Arts Alliance sponsors the annual festivals and special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur as well as develop the city as a strong arts community.

Public art has long been recognized as a community asset, but because many of its benefits seem intangible, it is often treated as a low priority, especially during challenging economic times. The Decatur Arts Alliance has shown that prioritizing public art can lead to increased levels of community engagement and social cohesion.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org.

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The Book As Art v. 8.0: Infinity (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Book As Art v. 8.0: Infinity (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) announces a call for artists for the eighth edition of the juried exhibition of artists’ books, The Book as Art, August 28 – October 17, 2020. This edition will be installed once again at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library. The show’s dates encompass the AJC-Decatur Book Festival, which takes place each Labor Day weekend throughout the City of Decatur. The DAA will sponsor a festive opening on Friday, August 28, 2020.

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Deadline: 29 May 2020

Held in the hand, a book can be a source of stability in unsettled times. Tactile and olfactory, the black and white pages conjure emotions and images that endure longer than flickering light on small screens. From tablet to folio, papyrus to scroll, song to psalm—all are created as a concept that becomes thought, word, book, or sculpture. These objects, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive. The objects in this exhibition will interpret the concept of the book. They will invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and are transfigurative. They are expressive, expansive, and iconic and have become form and are infinite.

The Book As Art Artist Benefits

The Book as Art v. 8.0: Infinity’s location at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library is just off the Decatur Square, ideally accessible to the more than 85,000 attendees at the Festival and to visitors throughout the run of the show. Several events are planned throughout the run of the show. The DAA will sponsor an opening and juror’s talk on August 28. The library is planning programming including a White Glove Night connected to the closing party on October 16. Viewers can enjoy close-up examination of the artwork and hear selected artists discuss their work. DAA encourages exhibiting artists to attend these functions when possible.

Awards

  • First Place Award – $1000.00
  • Second Place Award – $700.00
  • Third Place Award – $500.00
  • Merit Award – $100.00
  • Purchase awards are being solicited

An online catalogue is anticipated

About Decatur Arts Alliance

Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the City of Decatur. Founded in 1989, the Alliance sponsors the annual Decatur Arts Festival. It is a founding sponsor of the AJC Decatur Book Festival and, in 2020, continues the success of The Book as Art that began as an event of the book festival.

The DAA provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within the city. It helps make Decatur home to a strong arts community. The Decatur Arts Alliance is supported by membership along with proceeds from the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact anna@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Decatur Artists’ Market 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Artists’ Market 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance invites artists to apply for booth space at the Decatur Artists’ Market 2020 in the 32nd annual Decatur Arts Festival. The festival will be held on the square in historic Decatur, GA, just minutes from downtown Atlanta. The Artists’ Market will be open on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 23 from 10 am until 6 pm, and on Sunday May 24 from 11 am until 5 pm.

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Deadline: 24 Jan 2020

The Decatur Arts Festival is produced by the Decatur Arts Alliance, LLC, a 501 (c) 3 organization, supporting the arts and arts education in Decatur, GA. The festival features continuous entertainment and performing arts in the Community Bandstand adjacent to the Artists’ Market. Food vendors, a fine arts exhibition, the ArtWalk, theater, new dance, and a children’s festival are part of the festival activities.

Decatur Artists’ Market 2020 Artists Benefits

Cash prize for Best of Show is $1000, Second Place is $700, and Third Place is $500. The Best of Show winner will receive an invitation to the 2021 show free of charge. Second and Third Place will receive invitation to the 2021 show at half price.

The Decatur Arts Festival draws approximately 60,000 people to downtown Decatur for a celebration of the arts. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts. The Decatur Artists’ Market 2020 addresses this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the City of Decatur. Founded in 1989, the DAA sponsors the annual Decatur Arts Festival. It is a founding sponsor of the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The Fine Arts Exhibition has been a part of the Decatur Arts Festival since its inception. The DAA provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within the city. It helps make Decatur home to a strong arts community. The DAA is supported by membership along with proceeds from the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact anna@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance invites artists working in all media to participate in the Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020 of the 32nd Annual Decatur Arts Festival. The exhibition is a juried multimedia presentation that contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival every year.

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Deadline: 2 Mar 2020

The Decatur Arts Festival draws approximately 60,000 people to downtown Decatur for a celebration of the arts that includes a juried Artists Market, Children’s Festival, New Dance, Literary Arts, Performing Arts Stage, and a Concert on the Square, as well as the Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, and the exhibition addresses this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints, with excellence as a common thread.

Decatur Fine Art Exhibition 2020 Artist Benefits

Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur, Decatur Business Association, and Decatur Downtown Development Authority for the City of Decatur’s public art collection. Additional purchase awards are being solicited.

Awards:

  • Best of Show $1,000
  • Second Award $700
  • Third Award $500

Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of this exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price. The 7% Georgia sales tax will be added at the point of sale. Sales from the fine art exhibition have increased each year. Works from the exhibition have been added to private, corporate, and non-profit collections.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the City of Decatur. Founded in 1989, the DAA sponsors the annual Decatur Arts Festival. It is a founding sponsor of the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The Fine Arts Exhibition has been a part of the Decatur Arts Festival since its inception. The DAA provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within the city. It helps make Decatur home to a strong arts community. The DAA is supported by membership along with proceeds from the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact anna@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Decatur Arts Festival 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Arts Festival 2020 (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) invites you to apply for booth space in the 32nd annual Decatur Arts Festival 2020. The festival will be held on the square in historic Decatur, GA, just minutes from downtown Atlanta. The Artists’ Market will be open on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 23 from 10 am until 6 pm, and on Sunday May 24 from 11 am until 5 pm. The festival features continuous entertainment and performing arts in the Community Bandstand adjacent to the Artists’ Market. Food vendors, a Fine Arts Exhibition, the ArtWalk, Theater, New Dance, and a Children’s Festival are part of the festival activities.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 24 Jan 2020

The Decatur Arts Festival 2020 is produced by the Decatur Arts Alliance, LLC, a 501 (c) 3 organization, supporting the arts and arts education in Decatur, GA.

Cash prize for Best of Show is $1000, Second Place is $700, Third Place is $500. The Best of Show winner will receive an invitation to the 2021 show free of charge. Second and Third Place will receive invitation to the 2021 show at half price.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. The DAA sponsors the annual festivals and special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and develop the city as a strong arts community.

For more information, contact anna@decaturartsalliance.org.

Previous call for artists from Decatur Arts Alliance

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