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Superfine Art Fair Savannah (Georgia) – Call For Artists

Superfine Art Fair Savannah (Georgia) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Superfine Art Fair announces a call for artists for Superfine Art Fair Savannah. The largest and most widespread artist-driven art fair is coming to Savannah for the first time from March 30th to April 2nd, 2023.

Taking place at the historic Clyde Venue in downtown Savannah, 46 top emerging artists will be selected to exhibit at this weekend long event.

 

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 24 March 2023

Only 46 spots available (as of July 2022), apply now.

As a member of the Superfamily, you’ll be spoiled by personalized expert advice, insider tips, and continuous marketing support. At the fair, you’ll experience real-world buyer responses from pre-qualified buyers with high purchase intent and disposable income. Become informed about how to shift your business plans and make long-lasting connections with clients and fellow artists.

Superfine takes no commission on any artwork sold. Make art. Sell art. Superfine does the rest.

“Superfine has been a life-changing experience that accelerated my career and created so many new relationships with artists, collectors, curators, galleries and journalists that I still benefit from to this day.” – Sean Christopher Ward | Superfine SF, NY, DC

“The energy was great and as soon as the first piece sold on Saturday morning it snowballed into more sales. People would watch as one client would buy their piece and then jump in to purchase their own piece. We had a wonderful experience with the other artists and galleries, as well, who would send people our direction if they thought they would like the work. There was a wonderful sense of camaraderie among Superfine participants.” – Lauren Donovan, Superfine Exhibitor

About Superfine Art Fair

Created in 2015, Superfine Art Fair has been showing artists from around the world how to sell their art at their art fairs in New York City, Washington DC, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. What started out as a way for artists to escape the traditional art gallery path has continued to grow across the entirety of the United States and beyond.

For more information, contact info@superfine.world.

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William Brown [Certified Visual Artist – Atlanta, GA]

William Brown [Certified Visual Artist – Atlanta, GA]

William Brown is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Atlanta, Georgia.

William Brown became a photographer in the 1970s after leaving a graduate program in psychology. He received an MFA from the University of Florida. William helped found the Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta and the studio program at Emory University where he taught for over 40 years. His work merges conventions from photography, film, sculpture, and painting. William has extensive experience with international and national exhibitions, primarily in video.

William’s current project, Paintings for a Robot, uses digital techniques to generate montage images intended for rendering by robotic painting devices. William’s current experiments involve creating a range of photo montages based on public domain artworks that are readily available on museum web sites. Sometimes, he digitally cuts and pastes, creating new configurations based on the work of famous artists from the past. Other times, he overlays up to five historical works, creating a new multiple-exposure, single image. Some works mix similar types of images from different artists on a theme such as images of common people.

This brave new world of machine fine art painting signals a new singularity between photography, digital image manipulation, and oil painting. William believes that distinctions between these seemingly unique media will collapse.

See more work, visit william-brown-bzhc.squarespace.com.

William Brown [Certified Visual Artist - Atlanta, GA]

William Brown [Certified Visual Artist - Atlanta, GA]

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The Art of Reading Exhibition (Tifton, GA) – Call For Artists

The Art of Reading Exhibition (Tifton, GA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage announces a call for artists for The Art of Reading. This multi-media juried exhibition will celebrate the joy and importance of reading through the depiction of people of all ages engaged in the act of reading, an individual reading quietly alone, a group of children or a family enjoying reading together, or a child reading to a pet. Create whatever imagination inspires you to celebrate reading.

Acceptable media includes painting, photography, monoprint, etching, drawing, clay, wood, wire, found object, fiber, and mixed media.

 

Click here for the application / registration 

Deadline: 14 Jan 2022

Artist must be 18 years or older, professional or emerging. All art must be original and created by the submitting artist. No commercial, imports, or production art accepted.

The Art of Reading Artist Benefits

Artists work will be displayed in Tifton’s beautiful Museum built in 1901, which is now a staple in the Historic District of Downtown Tifton, GA. The exhibit will be promoted on Facebook, the Tifton Museum website, and in local newspaper and media. Visitors come from all over South Georgia.

The Art of Reading Prizes:

  • Best of Show: $750
  • First Place 2-Dimensional: $300
  • First Place 3-Dimensional: $300
  • Best of Show “The Book as Art Object: $300
  • Honorable Mention (up to 3 at Judges discretion): $50

About Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage (TMAH) is housed in a 110-years-old architectural treasure that was originally the First Methodist Church. The building was the first brick church built in the community and it brought a refined elegance at the turn of the century to the growing rural town. Hundreds of Tiftonites, their children and grandchildren, were christened, baptized, married and memorialized in the beautiful Victorian Gothic structure, built by “Captain” Henry Harding Tift, a Connecticut Yankee, who founded the town.

Legend has it that the building was constructed with brick instead of lumber to protect it from lumbermen and turpentiners, customers and good friends of local frame saloon owners, who burned down wooden churches while they were still under construction.

The building has had close ties to the town’s cultural life from its earliest years. Regular programs were presented in the sanctuary by the Tifton Music Club and visiting musicians. Long-time members tell of soirees held for famed opera star singer Lilly Ponds and performances by violinist Romanoff, as well as the town’s own local “concert in the park” band and the church choir.

Constructed in 1900 and once hailed as “the finest church in the South,” the 3500 square-foot building’s rather simple exterior opens to reveal an expansive octagonal-shaped interior, rich with color and ornamentation. The fine-grained heart pine lumber of the interior walls and ceiling were handcrafted by ship carpenters, or joiners, retained by Captain Tift.

The vaulted ceiling is supported by massive arched buttresses, while intricate carved medallions and bull’s-eye plinth blocks on the door and window moldings serve as a counterpoint to the ceiling’s magnificent height and strength. The original bell tower, topped with an elegant brass final, is still intact.

But the true jewels of the building are the twenty-four stained and fired glass windows, which suffuse the building with light and color. Three triplet ecclesiastical windows each feature unusual designs, glass and color. All the exterior and interior doors are graced with stained glass transoms. Many of the rondels and glass décor in the windows were available only in Italy at the time the building was constructed.

For more information on the stained glass windows and the restoration process please see Cindy Hammond’s blog post Tifton Museum: A Historic Treasure Houses Art.

In 1952, the original owners vacated the building to accommodate a growing congregation and the facility was occupied by various denominations until 1985 when the Tift County Development Authority purchased it to protect it from vandals and potential demolition.

With the exception of occasional occupancy by various small church groups, the building was left empty throughout four decades, its beauty slowly giving way to age, termites and the elements.

In 1990, with leadership from the Tifton Rotary Club, a non-profit organization was formed to restore the building and to raise funds to transform it into a community cultural center. A partnership was formed with ABAC’s Arts Experiment Station (now the Arts Connection). The Arts Experiment Station wrote and received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for $125,000 which served as the catalyst for the County’s commitment of $250,000 in SPLOST funds to assist with the project. Ultimately, the City, County and private donors raised over $500,000 to complete the renovation.

Local architect Roy Rankin, a great grandson of Captain Tift, was the volunteer project manager, and with extensive help from unpaid City and community workers, as well as a contracted crew, the building was restored and returned to the citizens as the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage….a cherished architectural jewel of the City.

Re-opened and dedicated in the spring of 1997, the building today is operated by the Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage Board of Directors and Volunteer Guild. It serves as a cultural anchor for downtown Tifton and provides regular arts, education and cultural programming to people of all ages and interests. In addition, the facility is frequently rented for weddings, receptions, and a variety of community social and civic events.

For more information, contact joy.yost@tiftonmuseum.org.

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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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.

Click here for the application / registration

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.

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Button Sculpture Installations (Doraville, GA) – Call For Artists

Button Sculpture Installations (Doraville, GA) – Call For Artists

Button Art is seeking artist submissions for button sculpture installations following Gwinnett’s Bicentennial Anniversary. To further the love of art in Gwinnett, Button Art – in collaboration with artists across all mediums and boundaries – will manage, create, and install 200 original button sculpture installations throughout Gwinnett inspired by the County’s 200th birthday and celebrating the future of Gwinnett. Each button sculpture will have a plaque bearing names of sponsors and the artist.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 2 Jan 2020

Open to all artists. Only digital images can be submitted as JPEG, PNG or PDF files with minimum 300 DPI resolution suitable to print 47.5” x 47.5“.

Button Sculpture Installations Award Categories

Most Liked Art on Button Art Instagram

  • First Place: $10,000
  • Second Place: $7,500
  • Third Place: $5,000

Most Liked Art on Button Art Facebook

  • First Place: $10,000
  • Second Place: $7,500
  • Third Place: $5,000

Additional Awards

  • Most Innovative Artist: $7,500
  • Best Original Artist: $5,000
  • Best Digital Artist: $5,000
  • Best Photographer: $5,000
  • Most Reflective Art of Gwinnett’s History: $5,000
  • Best Art by Team Collaboration: $5,000
  • Oldest Artist: $5,000
  • Youngest Artist: $5,000
  • Five Honorable Mentions ($1,000 each): $5,000

All art will be on display for the public to engage with and enjoy, while paying tribute to the history of Gwinnett County, GA.

About Button Art

Button Art provides an art presence for the local community by collecting and curating a wide range of art submitted by local and national artists.

Button Art works with the County to provide access to public areas for the display of the art; collaborate with local and national artists; select artwork to be applied on sculptures; identify the causes and create the themes for the sculptures; and manage production, delivery, and installation of the sculptures. Additionally, Button Art organizes community events to publicize and showcase the art and artists behind the art and raise funds to further develop the culture of art across the County.

For more information, contact info@buttonart.org.

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Celebrate Creativity! Art Showoff And Sale (Tifton, GA) – Call For Artists

Celebrate Creativity! Art Showoff And Sale (Tifton, GA) – Call For Artists

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage announces a call for artists for Celebrate Creativity, an art showoff and sale. To be held Saturday, November 9th at 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, November 10th at 1 pm to 4 pm.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Sept 2019

Submit up to three pieces of artwork inside and reserve a 10X10 space outside to set up a display booth. More than one medium is allowed; however, only one artist is allowed per booth. Each artist should register and pay for a booth separately. Please provide at least two photos of each medium you will bring. The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage will display as much art as the building and grounds allow. When the limit is reached, entries will be cut off. This is not a juried show. The Museum needs to know what art is coming so they can plan how to display it. A qualified judge will select the most creative and skilled work. Celebrate Creativity prizes totaling at least $1,500 will be awarded.

About Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage

The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage is housed in a 115-years-old architectural treasure that was originally the First Methodist Church. The building was the first brick church built in the community. It brought a refined elegance at the turn of the century to the growing rural town. The Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage serves as a cultural anchor for downtown Tifton. It provides regular arts, education, and cultural programming to people of all ages and interests. In addition, the facility is frequently rented for weddings, receptions, and a variety of community social and civic events. The vision is to serve as a gathering place to celebrate the arts through a variety of artistic and educational programming, events, and functions.

For more information, contact joy.yost@tiftonmuseum.org.

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