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Fine Art Competition (Ogunquit, ME) – Call For Artists

Fine Art Competition (Ogunquit, ME) – Call For Artists

The Marginal Way Preservation Fund is pleased to announce its fundraiser, a Fine Art Competition of juried artwork that is inspired by a love for the ocean. The competition is open to visual artists, 18 years of age and older at any stage of their careers. Artists are invited to submit in any of the following mediums: painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print. Submitted pieces must have been completed within the last 3 years.

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Deadline: 15 May 2020

Art that is submitted to the competition will be judged by professionals established in the art world and known nationally for their contributions. The 5 finalists’ works will be displayed at a Gala event held at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art on June 28th, 2020 at 5:30 pm.

Fine Art Competition Artist Benefits

Cash prizes for the five finalists include 1st-$5,000; 2nd-$3,000; 3rd-$1,000 (2 awarded 3rd); Honorable Mention-$500; and 1 People’s Choice award-$200. Artists can win both the People’s Choice and one of the top categories. All 5 finalists are invited to the Gala and will also be awarded 1 night’s stay for the evening of the Gala in a 1-bedroom room for 2 at either the Anchorage by the Sea or the The Beachmere lnn in Ogunquit, ME. (Finalists not able to attend the event may use their 1-night stay in Ogunquit at another more convenient time.) (To be arranged with the Anchorage and Beachmere Inn at least 1 month in advance of reservation if other than June 28th. Restrictions may apply.

Social Equity

The Marginal Way Preservation Fund executive director as well as local board members attend social community events such as chamber socials and art and community fundraisers. They believe in giving back to both local and national causes that promote the good for all. They actively assist both for profit and non-profits by promoting their fundraising events through their Facebook and Instagram accounts. The Marginal Way Committee serves to educate the public regarding invasive plant species and geological phenomenon. Committee members can be found on the pathway on “pod picking” day to assist with the removal of the invasive Black Swallow Wort plant.

The Marginal Way walkway is free to all, has no gates and no admission fees. It is open year round to both residents and visitors alike. The walkway is paved and handicapped accessible. The small beaches that are accessed by the walkway are open and free to the public. Entering this art competition will help to preserve and protect this national seaside treasure for generations to come.

About Marginal Way Preservation Fund

The Marginal Way is one of the most painted and beloved places anywhere in America. A 1 1/4 mile meandering pathway along the Atlantic in the heart of Ogunquit, ME, the conveyance of this precious strip called the “Marginal Way,” is the finest donation the Town of Ogunquit has ever received. Josiah Chase, Jr. donated the original parcel in 1925. Beginning in a corner of Oarweed Cove, the now-paved footpath meanders through bayberry, honeysuckle and bittersweet, gnarled shrubs of fragrant pink and white sea roses that frame expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean. The picturesque footpath is called “the margin” because of its patterned development along the edge of Maine’s cliffs.

For more than 85 years, persuasive philanthropists have worked tirelessly to protect and preserve the Marginal Way. The Marginal Way has survived hurricanes, development booms, and municipal budget shortfalls. Credit goes to Ogunquit’s Marginal Way Committee and our non-profit Marginal Way Preservation Fund, a 501.c.3 organization. The Preservation Fund has raised over 1 million dollars since its inception to preserve and protect this precious strip of land for future generations.

For more information, contact jroche@marginalwayfund.org.

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International Small Art Phenomenon 6x6x2017 – Call For Artists

Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) international small art phenomenon 6x6x2017 returns with a call for artists for the tenth year.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 16 Apr 2017

This exhibition of thousands of artworks is made and donated by celebrities, artists, designers, college students, and children. Each artwork must be 6 by 6 inches (15 by 15 centimeters) or mounted to a 6-by-6 inch board. All artworks displayed anonymously and  signed only on the back. All entries will be on sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and sold-out artists’ names will be revealed next to their works online on July 7. Each artist may enter up to four artworks of any medium (2D or 3D) and there is no fee to enter. There is a four-artwork limit per elementary, middle, or high school.

Last year, the international small art phenomenon 6x6x2017 grew to include thousands of artworks from around the world and every US State. This year RoCo hopes to reach deeper into the global art community. This includes obtaining artwork from more national and international artists and celebrities. Every year, 6×6 has grown and the consistently high caliber of artworks has been astounding. 6x6x2017 is RoCo’s only fundraiser. The fundraising goal is to sell 2,500 artworks this year.

International Small Art Phenomenon 6x6x2017 - Call For Artists

About Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is a venue for the exchange of ideas and not-for-profit that was founded in 1977. RoCo’s programming includes:

  • unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists;
  • thoughtful contemporary art programming of all disciplines;
  • work of both renowned and emerging artists from New York State and around the world;
  • exhibition, educational, and networking opportunities for local artists;
  • unique voices and new audiences from diverse backgrounds;
  • collaborative partnerships with other arts organizations and artists;
  • community building by bringing artists, patrons, students, teachers, and enthusiasts together;
  • social gathering place for artists, audiences, and the local community; and a
  • neighborhood anchor for artistic activity and unique encounters in downtown Rochester.

For more information, contact info@rochestercontemporary.org.

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Art in Action Denver – Call for Artists

Denver Community Church announces a call for artists for Art in Action Denver.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2016

Art in Action is looking for artists who love Colorado and love to make and impact in their surrounding community via their art. This year’s theme for Art in Action is Colorado. We are looking for artists that focus on the beautiful state as inspiration.

Denver Community Church will select up to ten artists for the event. We ask that you are able to set up and tear down your own booth as well as be present throughout the event. Set up will be April 29 and the event is April 30 7pm-10pm at Denver Community Church Uptown Ballroom.

Booth space rental costs are a donation of one specific piece of your choosing with 100% of the proceeds from that specific piece going to the night’s beneficiaries, Dry Bone Denver and Mission Wear.

Art in Action Denver breaks down boundaries through art. We believe that by breaking down ideals of solidarity, walls built by religion, ethnic background, occupation, or sexual orientation, we can create a spirit of community and interaction between neighborhoods, generations, and social barriers. We intend to generate people’s sense of belonging through art in a specified habitat of growing and living together and bring a closer, warmer, more harmonious bond between downtown residents and an expanding community.

For more information, contact dcc.art@denverchurch.org.

Art in Action Denver

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Small Art 6x6x2016 – Call for Artists

Rochester Contemporary Art Center announces a call for artists for Small Art 6x6x2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 17 Apr 2016

Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo), international small art phenomenon returns for the 9th year. Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international and local artists, designers, college students, and youths. Each artwork must be 6×6 square inches (15cm) and signed only on the back. All entries will be accepted, exhibited in the gallery and online, and offered for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo.

This opportunity specifically is RoCo’s only fundraiser and aims to be inclusive and global in its reach. RoCo is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.

For more information, contact info@rochestercontemporary.org.

Small Art 6x6x2016

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