The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for From A Seed: A World Of Botanicals. Growing up in NYC, photographers Maddi Ring and Patricia Gilman had the opportunity to experience the wonderful world of botanicals at the New York and Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. They had the opportunity to develop an early appreciation for the variety of life that starts with a seed, much of it in spectacular greenery and flowers bursting with color.
Though seeds can be tiny and come in an envelope at the nursery, large and found in the center of a fruit, or black and found in a watermelon; they all hold the promise to become glorious botanicals.
With spring approaching in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern, capture your unique view of favorite flowers, trees in bloom, variegated leaf patterns, and vines in gardens, at the beach, on your window sill, or in the rain forest.
Deadline: 13 May 2020
The total prizes for From A Seed is $4000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 20 honorable mentions. Each of the first 25 winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 45 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.
About The New York Center For Photographic Art
The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York. Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues. These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.
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Arts in Bartlett, the local 501 (c)3 nonprofit arts council in Bartlett, IL, presents Global Arts Festival, an event to celebrate the diversity within our community. Last year 3,000 enjoyed a colorful, exciting, inclusive weekend of multicultural music, art, crafts, dance, food, and audience participation events that brought together people of nationalities represented in the area. Booths for ethnic artists, crafters, free trade shops, food artisans, and nonprofits will be throughout the park, with a family activity center. The main stage will feature musical acts and dancers. Another area will host participatory activities such as yoga, martial arts, dance lessons, drumming circles, and henna art. The Gazebo will contain a Family Global Story Circle and multicultural crafts.
Deadline: 15 May 2019
Arts in Bartlett is now accepting booth and food vendors. Eligible booths are those that represent world cultures in art/crafts, artisan foods, and other world items. All artists must supply their own tents if needed, booth structures, as well as display boards, tables, and chairs. The cost is $175 per for-profit booth if paid by May 15. A limited number of 6 ft. tables are available for $10, first come-first served.
The audience comes from surrounding villages to attend the only multicultural festival in our area representing the diverse nationalities in the area. The setting is a beautiful shaded park in downtown Bartlett, a quaint village 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Singers, choruses, dancers, and instrumentalists representing many countries are a draw for this family oriented event. Two children’s activity areas and international games and sports are included. The festival begins with a children’s parade through the park carrying flags from 20 nations. Tours of the historic neighborhood surrounding the park are conducted by the Bartlett Historical Society at the beginning of the Festival. Bartlett’s demographics show an average annual family income of just over $100,000.
Global Arts Festival Artist Benefits
Arts in Bartlett advertises in print and digital media including various social media, websites, facebook pages, instagram, and twitter. The local newspaper devotes an insert to the festival with ads, artist listings, schedule of entertainment, and other events. The newspaper is delivered to 11,000 homes. Pizza shops attach postcard size ads to pizza boxes. The Village promotes heavily online. There are email blasts to subscribers and a print newsletter that goes to 44,000 residents. Banners and street signs attract passerbys.
About Arts in Bartlett
Arts in Bartlett is an all-volunteer, 16 year old arts council that has an emphasis on multicultural arts. The Arts Center in downtown Bartlett contains a gallery, classrooms for children, and adult art and music lessons. It has a large community room for concerts, recitals, parties, and receptions. The signature event is the Global Arts Festival.
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