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July – December 2019 Exhibits – Call For Artists

July – December 2019 Exhibits – Call For Artists

Applications are now being accepted by the Newton Free Library for July – December 2019 Exhibits. Applicants must be from the New England region (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island). All work presented must be original and produced within the last three years. Giclée reproductions of original work will not be accepted. Giclée printed photographs are excepted.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 7 Dec 2018

The Walker System is used for July – December 2019 Exhibits. Therefore, artwork must have a wire across the back to accommodate this system. Free-standing sculptural pieces are not shown. Artists are responsible for hanging their work using the Walker Rods. Please refrain from submitting material that is obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment. One packet per artist, please. If you are applying for a group show, submit one combined packet. If you have shown here before you are welcome to apply again in two years. You must be available to show for at least four out of the six months in the current round. If accepted, the library will determine when your show will take place and in which space. The assignments are fixed and cannot be changed.

July – December 2019 Exhibits Artist Benefits

No commission for work sold. The Newton Free Library does outreach to help promote artists’ work. They are successful in obtaining media coverage which attracts attention to our galleries. They have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Newton Free Library is one of the busiest public library buildings in the state of Massachusetts. They present monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in their exhibiting spaces, the Gallery and Main Hall. They are a state-of-the-art facility visited by more than 15,000 people weekly. The Library Art Committee meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. They have ongoing listings in Art New England and other area publications including the local press. Art shows are featured on our homepage.

About the Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in our city. In addition to art gallery openings, the programming calendar includes a wide variety of events for all ages. They have a concert series which often attracts a standing room only audience (150+) on Sundays. It takes place in a room adjacent to the galleries.

Newton, MA is a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 85K. Many of the residents are highly educated and include more than one Nobel Prize winner. Most are very tuned into the shows in our gallery shows and eagerly await them each month.

For more information, contact artapplication@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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Yield – Call For Artists

Yield – Call For Artists

Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) announces a call for artists for Yield: Depictions and Revelations, a juried exhibition. RNAC artist members are invited to submit exciting, traditional, and unusual works interpreting or exploring the theme, Yield. It is the RNAC’s intent to create a show which includes both two-and three-dimensional work including works in water media, oil, graphite, encaustic, mixed media, photography, prints, ceramics, sculpture, video, installations, and non-traditional media of all kinds.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 29 Jun 2018

Exhibition dates: Aug 23 – Oct 14, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, Aug 25, 4-6 PM

Ilana Manolson, Juror, is a nationally recognized artist based in Concord, Massachusetts. She is a printmaker and painter whose work is represented by Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC. Her work has been shown at the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Danforth Museum; and the De Cordova Museum. She is a former Distinguished Artist Teacher for the RNAC Goetemann Artist Residency on Rocky Neck.

Artists will have the opportunity to show and sell their work at the Rocky Neck Colony. Through the juried process, they may become a new member of the Colony. The exhibition will be shown in the historic Cultural Center Gallery at Rocky Neck.

About Rocky Neck Art Colony

The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies, and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist painters in US art. Edward Hopper and Emil Gruppe are examples. It has been a catalyst for the progressive ideas of Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Theresa Bernstein, Milton Avery, and Nell Blain. Today, Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving, creative community.

For more information, contact director@rockyneckartcolony.org.

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Electrical Box Paint Program – Call For Artists

Electrical Box Paint Program – Call For Artists

The Natick Center Cultural District (NCCD) is inviting artists to participate in the Electrical Box Paint Program. Transform local electrical boxes into visual and graphic delights that will provide an entertaining and stimulating experience to passersby. These stoic industrial essentials are scattered throughout Natick. The Electrical Box Paint Program plans to transform another location in the heart of the NCCD. The location and suggested theme is public safety – on Clarendon Street, on the side yard of the Police Station.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 17 Apr 2018

Selected artists for the Electrical Box Paint Program will receive a $500 stipend, per location, and $100 to cover time and supplies. Chosen artist must be able to complete art on electrical box in town. Artists’ unique electrical box public art will reside on one of our electrical boxes in our cultural district. They will be featured at our events and be able to take part in other cultural district events in Natick center. Artists will have this opportunity to have their artwork on display for people to see everyday, rain or shine. They will be publicized on all the Cultural District social media sites, as well as be recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and receive recognition from the Massachusetts State Representative in the area.

About The Natick Center Cultural District

The Natick Center Cultural District is the only cultural district in the metrowest area. The District works in partnership with the Town of Natick and committed NCA members to cultivate a lively and diverse downtown neighborhood. Together they enhance the cultural, economic, and social life of our community. NCA’s private-public partnership represents innovative cultural voices from merchants and property owners, to arts and cultural organizations, local artists, and concerned citizens. Together the District works to build capacity for cultural programming and creative spaces and fosters creative partnerships. This is pivotal to the continued renaissance of Natick Center.

For more information, contact info.natickcenter@gmail.com.

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Emerging Artists 30 And Under – Call For Artists

Emerging Artists 30 And Under – Call For Artists

IMAGO Foundation For the Arts (IFA) announces a regional juried call for Emerging Artists 30 and Under. Imago Foundation for the Arts invites emerging artists from Southern New England to submit their artwork for an exhibition at the IMAGO Gallery in the summer of 2018. The selected work will be displayed with Imago member artists’ artwork in a group exhibit.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 27 May 2018

This exhibit will demonstrate how the artwork of the selected artists enrich the lives and build connection to the community. Special emphasis on emerging in order to demonstrate the positive impact the arts can have in our lives and the lives of others.

Only hand delivery of selected artwork for this exhibit. Emerging Artists 30 And Under on view: July 26 – September 2, 2018. Artist reception July 27th at 6-8 pm.

About IMAGO Foundation

Imago Foundation for the Arts serves artists and the public through its visual arts programs, literary events, arts-related initiatives, and educational programs. The organization’s goal is to make the arts a visible and active part of our communities. Recently, the Foundation has presented a wide range of programming that has included six to eight art exhibits a year, juried and open community exhibits, presentations and discussions, and performances and educational programs.

Early in 2017, IFA established a book club focusing on books related to art topics and artist lives. IFA was honored to host the 2017 RISCA Fellowship exhibition in March of 2017. They hosted subsequently several public panel discussions on art topics such as abstract and figurative art and photography; a book signing by Rhode Island painter and sculptor John Udvardy; a poetry reading by Tina Cane, RI poet laureate; and a professional development workshop for artists. In September, 2017, IFA hosted its 11th annual open national juried exhibit, The Art of Protest, featuring thirty mixed media pieces by nineteen artists from across the country.

For more information, contact imagogallery@gmail.com.

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Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 – Call For Artists

Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 – Call For Artists

The Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists. It provides time and space for artists to develop their work.

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Deadline: 1 Feb 2018

The Art Department aims specifically to award a residency to one individual from each of the four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking, and social justice. Emmanuel College strives to foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus. It provides an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty.

The Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 defines Emmanuel College as a leader in the visual arts. It brings greater visibility to that leadership role beyond the confines of the College.

Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2018 Specifications

  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program
  • Residency is from mid June to mid August 2018
  • Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $1000
  • Lodging is provided in the college dorms with access to a small kitchen
  • Artists may be invited back for a presentation during the 2018/19 academic year based on teaching needs
  • Residents have access to communal college studio facilities with ample space sharing – ceramics, wood shop, print shop, darkroom, design lab, and drawing studios
  • Artists must devote three hours to Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process
  • Emmanuel will host a closing exhibition for all resident artists to participate in and show the larger community the end result of your work.
  • Artists will donate one piece to Emmanuel College at the end of the residency

Each artist is provided housing on campus and a stipend between $1000-1500 dollars. This stipend primarily supports transportation costs to arrive on campus, then towards food and materials. With the dedicated time, and support of equipment and studio space at Emmanuel College many artists have spurred their career or honed and advanced a specific work in progress. Each artist has walked away with an accomplishment that could not have happened without the ECAR experience. Spending time in a new city has allowed our artists to make new connections and broaden their opportunities, leading to possible exhibitions and teaching positions in the greater Boston area.

About Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College is a liberal arts school in the heart of Boston with a seventeen acre campus. It was founded in 1919 as the first Catholic all women’s college in New England. In 2001, the school became coed. It is located in the Fenway district, next door to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and a short walk from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Since 2010, Emmanuel College has supported artists by offering a chance to spend the summer in this culturally rich area. With connections to Simmons, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Wentworth and Wheelock, it has an extensive network of library access and information of which artists get to take advantage.

For more information, contact ecar@emmanuel.edu.

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Art Of Protest – Call For Artists

Art Of Protest – Call For Artists

IMAGO Foundation for the Arts (IFA) seeks artwork that address ideas regarding protest. Art of Protest is IFA’s 12th annual open juried exhibit.

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Deadline: 3 Sept 2017

Style and materials can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity. IFA is not accepting video art or time-based works for this juried exhibit. The entry fee is $50 for up to three (3) images. Each additional image is $10 per image. All entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline. Acceptance is not guaranteed.

2017 Juror: Stephen Fisher

On view: November 2 – December 3, 2017

Artist Reception on November 3rd, 2017,6:00-8:00 pm

Art of Protest Artist Benefits

  • Cash Awards, $1000 for Best in Show
  • Acceptance to the exhibit allows artists to exhibit artwork that was created for protest in one way or another
  • It is a juried exhibit not a vanity exhibit
  • The juror is a respected and well known practicing artist
  • Possible PR reviews in regional publications
  • The reception is open and free to the viewing public

About IMAGO Foundation for the Arts

Imago Foundation for the Arts is a non profit organization, 501 (c) 3. The Foundation supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. IFA provides space for artists and those interested in the arts to gather, explore, and celebrate creativity.

For more information, contact imagogallery@gmail.com.

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Uncommon Threads – Call For Artists

Uncommon Threads – Call For Artists

Salem Arts Association announces a call for artists for Uncommon Threads, an exhibition that redefines the use of fibers in art. This exhibit goes way beyond the quilting of old.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 25 Jun 2017

In this exhibition, Salem Arts challenge artists to discover new inspirations using fibers, fabrics, textiles, and inventive weaving.

Fiber art refers to fine art material which consists of natural or synthetic fiber such as fabric, plastics, wire, thread, or yarn as well as other less likely components. It focuses on the use of materials and the artist’s skill and labor as part of the works’ significance. Priority of aesthetic is valued over utility. Salem Arts welcomes artistic interpretation of the theme from assemblages to installations, wall hangings, and wearable art.

Submission Fees: Salem Arts members fee is $5.00 per artwork. Non-members fee is $10.00 per submission. Artists may submit up to three artworks.

Uncommon Threads Artist Benefits

The Salem Arts Galleries are the newest and most diverse art exhibition space in Salem. The galleries and shop enjoy high exposure in the location in a landmark former church at The Bridge At 211 center.

Our guest judge is Michele Fandel Bonner, a renowned fiber artist. Bonner will select submissions for awards.

  • 1st Prize: $100
  • 2nd Prize: $75
  • 3rd Prize: $50
  • Plus Honorable Mentions

Participating artists will only pay 20% to 40% commissions on sales. Non-member artists are not required to volunteer. They are subject to a 40% sales commission. Member artist sales commission is 20%.

About Salem Arts Association

In 2017, Salem Arts Association found a new home at The Bridge at 211 in Salem, MA. This facility provides Salem Arts with excellent gallery exhibition space, a gallery shop, workshop area, event facilities as well as unprecedented exhibition and learning opportunities. The new home allows Salem Arts to take advantage of performance and event space available at The Bridge and better deliver their mission, “To bring art, in all its forms, to the community and bring the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts.”

For more information, contact gallery@salemarts.org.

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Picture Social Justice And Human Rights – Call For Artists

gallery1581 invites artists to submit artwork to the exhibition, Picture Social Justice and Human Rights. The goal is to promote and contribute to a collective vision of social justice and human rights expressed in visual art.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Feb 2017

The opening reception will be on Friday, March 31st from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The art exhibition runs from March 31st – June 30th.

Selected artists will benefit from the Picture Social Justice And Human Rights art exhibition in the following ways:

  • Artwork will be viewed by a wide breadth of the Greater Boston population.
  • Opportunity to gain a 50% profit from the sale of their artwork.
  • Participation will be a part of, and support, a new masters degree program in Social Justice and Human Rights.
  • Serve to awaken our hope and promote constructive action in individuals, groups, and communities.
  • Create art to engage the viewer, promote healing within ourselves and our world, and inspire action for social justice.

gallery1581 is located within the Boston Graduate School for Psychoanalysis (BGSP). On any given day, there is a myriad of people passing through our doors. Further, as a graduate school with several masters-level and doctorate-level programs in the field of psychology, BGSP prepares graduates to apply their understanding of emotional and mental life to benefit individuals, groups, and society. BGSP has been opening doors to psychoanalysis for over 40 years, increasing access to psychoanalytic training, education, and treatment. It is the only accredited independent graduate school of psychoanalysis in the country. BGSP enrolls people from all walks of life to explore the human unconscious.

For more information, contact gallery1581@bgsp.edu.

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2017 National Prize Show – Call For Artists

Cambridge Art Association announces a call for artists for their 2017 National Prize Show.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 9 Feb 2017

Open to artists age 18 and older living and working in the USA, open to all media. All work will be juried from digital images submitted through Slideroom.

  • Fees: $25 for Current CAA Members | $40 for Not-Yet Members
  • Juried by Nick Capasso, Director Fitchburg Art Museum
  • Exhibition Dates | May 18 – June 23, 2017
  • Opening Reception | Thursday, May 18, 6-8pm at both gallery locations, awards presented at 7pm at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery.

Artwork requirements:

  • Artwork must have been created within the past five years
  • Work must be original, no reproductions
  • All work submitted must be available for exhibition dates
  • Artwork that has been accepted into a CAA show within the past 2-years will not be considered
  • Artwork must be gallery ready
  • All wall mounted work must be wired for hanging (or note method of presentation upon Slideroom entry).
  • Diptychs/triptychs are considered as a single work and must be entered as a single jpeg
  • Total weight of any work must not exceed 50lbs
  • Please contact CAA with questions regarding work over 72 inches on longest side

Accepted artists will be posted on the Cambridge Art Association website on March 3, 2017 after 5pm. No phone calls please. Delivery details will be shared with artists upon acceptance.

2017 National Prize Show awards:

  • Best in show: $1,500
  • First prize: $750
  • Second prize: $500
  • Three juror’s choice awards: $100 each

Since 1944, the Cambridge Art Association (CAA) has been committed to exhibiting and promoting the work of regional, New England artists. It is the mission of the CAA to build a vibrant community through visual art by connect individuals and facilitate dialogue among artists and art lovers. To accomplish this, CAA exhibits quality works of art and engages art enthusiasts and collectors. CAA provides educational opportunities to its members and others to enhance their skills as artists and promote the appreciation of visual art. Their focus is an already outstanding exhibition program and a goal to offer new venues to local artists.

For more information, contact info@cambridgeart.org.

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Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2017 – Call For Artists

The Emmanuel College Art Department announces a call for artists for the Emmanuel College Artist Residency 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Feb 2017

Emmanuel College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four artists each summer. The residency supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for artists to develop their work.

We award a residency to one individual from each of four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking, and social justice. We strive to foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty.

The residency defines Emmanuel College as a leader in the visual arts and brings greater visibility to that leadership role beyond the confines of the College.

Artists receive a $1000 stipend, housing for 8 weeks, and space and time to develop their work.

Emmanuel College is located in the heart of Boston, MA. Artists are able to enjoy the city, museums, and galleries.

For more information, contact ecar@emmanuel.edu.

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