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Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition – Call For Artists

Decatur Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition – Call For Artists

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

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Deadline: 1 Mar 2019

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 Fine Arts Exhibition. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, and the Fine Arts Exhibition addresses the 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 Arts Festival Fine Arts Exhibition Artist Benefits

This juried exhibition includes awards for Best of Show, Second, and Third awards. 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.

Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales. They collect a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of this exhibition. Sales from the Fine Arts 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 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 Decatur Arts Alliance sponsors the annual Decatur Arts Festival. They are 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 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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The Book As Art Vol 6 – Call For Artists

The Book As Art Vol 6 – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for the Book As Art Vol 6. Submit beautifully made volumes, sculptural and conceptual works, and one‐of‐a‐kind approaches to the book format. Wall‐hung interpretations are welcome in the exhibition.

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Deadline: 15 May 2018

The Book As Art is an exhibition that has been described by critics as, “wildly eclectic” and finding “. . . new and often startling ways to re-imagine not just the physical format of a book but also the ideological essence of the content” (ArtsATL, “Year in Review,” Dec. 31, 2014); approaching “sheer aesthetic magic” (Jerry Cullum, ArtsATL, “Books Become Magical Objects, Aug. 28, 2013); and with examples that “. . .push boundaries and challenge expectations in ways that are both startling and exhilarating” (Jeff Stafford, Burnaway, “Art as Books, Books as Art,” Aug. 25, 2014).

The Book As Art Vol 6 participants’ works are seen by thousands of attendees, other exhibitors, authors, and volunteers. There are prizes available for the best entries submitted during the exhibition. The works of the artists in the exhibition are seen by many art critics. The festival is the largest book exhibition in the southeast.

The 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 various artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and develops the city as a strong arts community. The Decatur Arts Alliance strives to deliver a fresh full-spectrum arts experience throughout the year. It provides a collaborative environment.

For more information, contact admin@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Fine Arts Exhibition 2018 – Call For Artists

Fine Arts Exhibition 2018 – Call For Artists

Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for the Fine Arts Exhibition 2018 of the Decatur Arts Festival. This exhibition contributes a fresh and unique perspective to the festival and audience with a spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints. Utilizing excellence as a common thread. All works must be original and completed within the last two years.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 28 Feb 2018

Fine Arts Exhibition 2018 jurors are Angus Galloway, Ann Rowles, and Fred Yalouris. The opening reception of the Fine Arts Exhibition is Tuesday, May 22, from 5 until 7 pm, in conjunction with the Decatur Business Association monthly meeting. The exhibition closes with the Last Call party on Sunday, June 10, from 4 until 6 pm, which will include selected artists’ talks.

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 Fine Arts Exhibition 2018. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts. The exhibition offers monetary prizes and purchase awards from the Decatur Business Association and the City of Decatur. The show takes place at the Dalton Gallery on the Agnes Scott College campus.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government. They are 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 memberships along with proceeds from the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact admin@decaturartsalliance.org.

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Decatur Artway Phase III – Call For Artists

Decatur Artway Phase III – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance seeks sculptures to be placed in Downtown Decatur, Georgia as part of the Decatur Artway Phase III. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two year sculpture exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jul 2017

Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000. The installed work may be available for sale. Artwork sold as a result of the Decatur Artway will be subject to a 20% commission which will be deducted from the purchase price and retained by the Decatur Arts Alliance.

The sculpture must be available for the duration of the two year contract. All submissions must be professionally constructed of durable materials which will withstand the elements. All durable outdoor media are encouraged. Delivery and installation of the selected work will be scheduled the week of October 16 – 21, 2017.

The Decatur Artway includes printed walking/cycling/driving sculpture tours, an online tour with mobile app, and docent lead tours for visitors and residents. The Decatur Artway opening will include an artist talk which will be videotaped and used on the mobile app and website.

This public art project offers a way to participate in the planning, design, and creation of communal space. This public art exhibition hopes to accomplish the following objectives:

  • engage civic dialogue and community;
  • attract attention and economic benefit;
  • connect artists with communities; and
  • enhance public appreciation of art.

Please note: if the submitted work has been selected and confirmed for another exhibition before July 15, 2017, then contact Angie Macon at Decatur Arts Alliance at your earliest convenience.

Decatur Artway Phase III artist benefits

Decatur, Georgia is a vibrant small city located five miles from downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The work will be located in prominent spaces in the heart of the central business district in Decatur, GA. Population of the district reaches approximately 100,000 each day. The Decatur Artway Phase III does not have a specific theme for this phase of the exhibition. The work will be featured in all marketing collateral distributed by the Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur Tourism Bureau, and Decatur Downtown Development Authority related to the exhibition. The work and artist’s personal statement will be featured in mobile apps that highlight the work.

The Decatur Artway Phase III is presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Decatur Downtown Development Authority.

About Decatur Arts Allicance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a 501 c 3 non profit organization that supports the arts and arts education in Decatur, Georgia. They make art accessible to the Decatur population.

For more information, contact info@decaturartsalliance.org.

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