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Quad City Arts Exhibits 2020 (Rock Island, IL) – Call For Artists

Quad City Arts Exhibits 2020 (Rock Island, IL) – Call For Artists

Quad City Arts invites artists residing within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities to submit a proposal for the Quad City Arts Exhibits 2020, a gallery exhibition in one of two gallery spaces during 2020-21 (Downtown Rock Island, IL and MLI airport in Moline, IL). Exhibitions will occur September 2020 through August 2021.

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Deadline: 15 Sept 2019

Artists who have exhibited at one of Quad City Arts’ galleries within the past two years will be considered for exhibition in the alternate space. For example, if you were selected for a show at the airport during 2019-2020, you are eligible to exhibit at the Rock Island Gallery.

  • All media will be considered
  • There is no cost to enter
  • Cohesive bodies of work are highly desirable
  • You may apply as an individual or group
  • Artists will be notified by 18 Oct 2019

Quad City Arts Exhibits 2020 Artist Benefits

Quad City Arts’ Rock Island Gallery is located in what was once a department store in 1908, with the original wood floors and a 14′ high, tin ceiling. The exhibition gallery has 1500 sq. feet of space and 106 running feet of wall space. There are floor-to-ceiling north facing windows looking out on the Mississippi River.

Art @ the Airport is in front of the main arrival/departure seating area in the Quad City International Airport. It houses 1,600 square feet of exhibition space in floor to ceiling glass cases. Over 2 million visitors pass through this space annually.

Exhibitions at our Rock Island gallery also include an opening reception on the first Friday of the exhibit.

About Quad City Arts

Quad City Arts Council, founded in 1970 as an arts advocacy organization that operated a visual arts gallery and re-granting program for local artists, launched Visiting Artists, Inc. in 1974 as an educational residency program presenting multi-disciplinary performing arts through residencies in schools and at community sites. Due to high demand for the residencies, Festival of Trees debuted in 1986 as a fund raiser for the program.

​The organization’s dual role of presenting the arts and humanities, as well as serving as an arts resource, allows them to serve more than 350,000 people annually in the Arts Center in Rock Island and at over 200 rural and urban community sites.

For more information, contact dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com.

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Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) seeks fine artists and fine crafters for the Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 (LAF) on August 17th and 18th in Michigan City, Indiana. This popular festival is currently in its 38th year. Exhibitor categories include 2-D art, fine craft, jewelry, photography, sculptural objects, and wearable art. LAF takes place on LCA’s grounds to connect festival-goers to dynamic programming and exhibitions.

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Deadline: 29 Mar 2019

LCA selects individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. Additionally, LCA’s galleries will be available for use by regional galleries that represent the best in emerging contemporary art. LCA anticipates 75 to 100 exhibitors in total.

Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 Artist Benefits

LAF is extensively marketed via social media, radio, TV, print, and promotional signage. This year’s festival will take place during LCA’s summer blockbuster exhibition, “The Chicago Imagists: Before and After.”

$3,000 in cash awards will be distributed between:

  • Best in Show
  • 1st Place Artist
  • 1st Place Artisan
  • Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art
  • Juror’s Awards (2)

Amenities for exhibitors include:

  • Parking – Designated parking areas for artists are located adjacent to LCA property.
  • Hospitality – Complimentary water and snacks are provided during Friday setup and throughout the festival.
  • Indoor restrooms will be accessible during setup and festival hours, in addition to portable restrooms outside.
  • Security – Off-duty police officers will be onsite both Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Booth Sitters – Volunteers will be available Saturday and Sunday to provide short relief breaks for exhibitors.
  • Art purchase pick-up service is available for patrons at Office Trailer/Entrance.

About Lubeznik Center for Arts

Lubeznik Center for Arts (LCA) serves as a hub for arts and culture for the entire region. They strive to ensure that everyone in their community receives equal access to high quality cultural experiences. In order to accomplish this, they provide:

  • World class contemporary art exhibitions, open to the public at no charge
  • Educational tours and artmaking for approximately 1,800 students annually
  • After school art education programs at eight elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school
  • Free visual arts classes for adults with cognitive disabilities at no charge to participants
  • Scholarships to help ensure all children have the opportunity to attend our art classes and camps
  • Free First Friday cultural events
  • A gallery shop featuring one-of-a-kind artisan-made items

For more information, contact artinfo@lubeznikcenter.org.

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50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood – Call For Artists

50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood – Call For Artists

Octagon Center for the Arts calls artists for the 50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood, an annual, national all-media juried exhibit. Artists must be 18 years or older to apply and may reside anywhere in the United States.

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Deadline: 3 Dec 2017

2018 marks the 50th annual all-media juried exhibit at the Octagon Center for the Arts. The first Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood opened in 1968, two years after the organization’s founding in 1966. The annual exhibit is Octagon’s most prestigious and well-known exhibit which has gained its reputation through consistently high standards.

Juror: Peter Pinnell’s first professional position was as Artist in Residence at the Octagon Art Center in Ames, Iowa. A position he held from 1984 to 1987. “I loved the Octagon, and my wife and I loved living in Ames. It was the perfect place for me at that point in my career.” After leaving Ames, Pinnell spent eight years in Kansas City. He worked as a studio potter and taught part-time at the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1995, Pinnell was offered a faculty position at the University of Nebraska, where he is now Professor of Art.

Chosen 50th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood artists have the opportunity to receive $2,000 in cash awards. The artists retain 60 percent of the commission on artwork sales.

About Octagon Center For The Arts

The Octagon Center for the Arts is a non-profit community art organization located in downtown Ames Main Street Cultural District. The Octagon has been a cornerstone of the cultural scene in Ames since 1966. It was founded out of the community’s desire to provide exciting art experiences for the public and professional opportunities for artists. The Octagon serves more than 30,000 people annually through education classes and outreach programs, rotating exhibits, retail gallery shop, and special events such as the annual Octagon Art Festival. The Octagon Center for the Arts is a prestigious, high quality center for arts-related activity in the area. The Center:

  • Anchors the arts district of Ames;
  • Adds substantially to the appeal of visiting or living in Ames and the region;
  • Fosters new initiatives by providing a locale and structure where arts- based activities can flourish;
  • Serves as a center for art experiences to engage people of all ages through classes, workshops, performances, and exhibits;
  • Encourages beginning, intermediate and advanced students of the arts to develop their skills through classes and workshops; and
  • Provides local/regional artists with opportunities to teach their areas of expertise, enter their work into shows, and sell through the Octagon Gallery shop.

For more information, contact exhibits@octagonarts.org.


Open Door Eleven – Call for Artists

Rosalux Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) announces a national call for entries for it’s 11th annual Open Door juried group exhibition.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 28 Oct 2015

Open to all US residents working in any 2D/ 3D media except video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible.

Open Door is an exciting opportunity for artists to showcase their work at Rosalux Gallery In Minneapolis, MN. Typically, this exhibition is reviewed and receives extensive press coverage and this years juror is Mia Lopez, curatorial fellow at the prestigious Walker Art Center.

Rosalux is a cooperative art gallery that was founded in Minneapolis in 2002. The gallery is home to twenty artists whose work is well known both nationally and internationally, featured in various major collections, and who have individually received numerous prestigious awards and grant recognitions. The gallery is located in the Van Buren Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

For more information, contact info@rosaluxgallery.com.

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Midwest Jewish Artists Lab – Call for Artists

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership is pleased to announce the Chicago launch of the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab, generously supported by a grant from the Covenant Foundation.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 3 Aug 2015

In Chicago, the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab program will select a cohort of ten to twelve artists. Monthly meetings — facilitated by Spertus Institute faculty and outside experts — will include opportunities for Jewish text study, discussions of topics and themes relating to Jewish art, and occasions for critical evaluation of participants’ work. Jewish art from Spertus Institute’s world-class collection will provide examples for discussion and inspiration. An exhibit of participants’ work will be mounted at Spertus Institute in late spring 2016.

A central theme for 2016 will be selected by representatives of the five participating communities at a conference in Milwaukee in August 2015. Past themes have included Wandering, Light, Text/Context/Subtext, and Water.

The Midwest Jewish Artists Lab addresses the need to broaden the impact of the arts in Jewish life, helping foster meaning, community, identity, and spirituality. For the participating artists, the project will provide a community of creativity, support, and enrichment.

At Spertus Institute, we believe that Jewish arts and culture are critical to a vibrant Jewish community. So we are proud to serve as the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab site in Chicago, adding this initative to our mix of Jewish arts and cultural offerings.

For more information, contact isegal@spertus.edu.

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ARTsarben – Call for Artists

Omaha Summer Arts Festival’s fall show, ARTsarben, is now accepting artist applications!

Call for artists application

Deadline: 15 Jun 2015

Artists can win $1,000 in Cash Merit Awards and automatic invitation to 2016 show for award winners, the festival has a unique panel jury process that ensures that applicants are thoughtfully evaluated, there are paid DIY teaching opportunities available and the application fee is only $30!

ARTsarben showcases the work of 80 artists from throughout the U.S. The focus of the show is offbeat, creative and novel artwork that is affordable and can be purchased as a gift or enjoyed every day. We are looking for artists that create vintage jewelry; hand-sewn purses; one-of-a-kind, whimsical items for the garden and home and other treasures will attract buyers and browsers of every age group.

Aksarben Village is a $300 million development that combines retail, restaurants, entertainment, residential and hotels to offer an exciting planned urban community in the heart of Omaha.

For more information, contact epeklo@vgagroup.com.

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Giertz Gallery Call for Artists

Giertz Gallery at Parkland College seeks exhibition proposals in all genres of contemporary approaches to art making by solo artists, collaborative groups, or curators. Giertz Gallery is a professionally designed gallery devoted primarily to education through contemporary art.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: Ongoing.

Giertz Gallery hosts seven exhibitions per year including two student exhibitions, one Art and Design Faculty Show, and a National Ceramics Invitational. Other shows vary depending on applications and the vision of the Art Gallery Advisory Board. Exhibits are scheduled on a six to eight-week rotation.

The artist is responsible for expenses and insurance while artwork is being transported to the gallery. Giertz Gallery provides return shipping or an honorarium to defray return travel expenses.

Please submit 20 images; an identifying list with titles, sizes, dates, and media; a resume; and an artist statement related to this body of work. Only complete proposal packages including all information listed on the Proposal Guidelines will be reviewed.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for future review. However, application materials must be received by January 25, 2015 for the 2015 – 2016 season.

Giertz Gallery is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to exhibitions, arts and education programs and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability. We are a section 504/ADA-compliant institution and are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact giertzgallery@parkland.edu.

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