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Miniature Monumental Exhibition (Bristol, RI) – Call For Artists

Miniature Monumental Exhibition (Bristol, RI) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Bristol Art Museum announces a national call for artists for a juried exhibit featuring miniature art, Miniature Monumental.

For centuries, miniature artworks have been created around the world and across cultures dating back to prehistory. These little treasures take many forms, tend to be easily transported, and have been created from many materials. Miniatures can be mementoes of loved ones, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, original prints, etchings, stamps, sculptures, engraved gems, and even carved beads.

Unique and distinct among all other arts, the one common rule of thumb for miniature artworks is they can be held in the palm of the hand or measure less than 25 square inches in size. The artists’ style when creating miniatures can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity.

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Enter by: 4 December 2022

The Museum’s intention is to create exhibits that place little burden on the artist. This call is for miniature works, 25 sq inches or less. All accepted works are required to be mailed vis US postal service making shipping more affordable for the artist.

On view: February 4 – March 31, 2023

The Miniature Monumental juror, Patricia Miranda is an artist, curator, and educator versed in many mediums, styles, and art trends. Her knowledge ranges from photography to non-traditional materials.

Miniature Monumental Artist Benefits

  • The Museum will interview artists, either in person or via zoom video, and publish interviews on social media.
  • Awards are in two forms: cash and art supplies from national art stores.
  • The Museum takes no commission on any sales. The 2021 national exhibition sold approximately 12 works to collectors.
  • Bristol Art Museum makes a purchase award to add to their collection.

About Bristol Art Museum

The Bristol Art Museum is a regional art museum dedicated to living artists. Founded in 1964, the Museum is the only nonprofit organization in Bristol, Rhode Island, with the exclusive mission dedicated to the visual arts and diverse contemporary artists. Located in historic downtown, the Museum is part of the notable property of Linden Place Mansion. The history of the property is connected to American slave trade. This motivates the Museum to create outreach programs and partnerships central to the goal of engaging diverse audiences of our time.

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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.


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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.

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Art Resilience Exhibition (Online) – Call For Artists

Art Resilience Exhibition (Online) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou are pleased to announce a call for artists for the 7th juried online Art Resilience exhibition. Up to two works may be exhibited per artist. Categories are painting, gouache, drawing, photography, and sculpture.

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Deadline: 15 Jul 2021

The selection is announced to the candidate within 48 hours following his candidacy. Prizes awarded by jury.

Art Resilience Exhibition Awards

  • 1° Award 200 euros
  • 2° Award 150 euros
  • Painting award (Medal)
  • Graphics award (Medal)
  • Sculpture award (Medal)
  • Photography award (Medal)

About Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou

The international Art Resilience exhibition is related to the art movement Art Resilience founded by Ksenia Milicevic in 2014. The exhibition is sponsored by Art Museum of Saint-Frajou, France.
This museum presents a permanent collection constituted by paintings, sculpture, and drawings. In different periods of the year, the museum can welcome temporary exhibitions of paintings and sculptures. These temporary exhibitions allow various artists to expose their works to the public. The museum organizes CinéArt, conferences, and painting and drawing classes for adults and children.

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Creating Joy: Art Inspired By Music (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

Creating Joy: Art Inspired By Music (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

The Susquehanna Art Museum announces a call for artists for Creating Joy: Art Inspired By Music, a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and DeSoto Family Vault to be held Friday, May 1 to Sunday, August 2, 2020. Sonic experience has long been a powerful influence on artistic expression. Practicing the visualization of music helped Modernist artists break free of traditional subject matter and begin to think abstractly. Artists such as Jackson Pollock and Robert Rauschenberg were directly inspired by the music they listened to in their studios, while musicians such as the Rolling Stones and Patti Smith collaborated with iconic artists to create art for their albums.

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Deadline: 30 Mar 2020

In a divisive contemporary world, music is one of the best ways to cultivate joy in our daily lives. Susquehanna Art Museum is interested in how you, as an artist, find joy at the intersection of music and art. Works selected for this exhibition will provide unique perspectives on the joyful relationship between music and art both visually and conceptually.

Creating Joy Artists Benefits

Chosen artists will be eligible for one of two prizes totaling $650. Juror’s Choice Prize is $400 and Viewer’s Choice Prize is $250. The Museum partners with other local organizations regularly to increase their reach. They take part in a city-wide monthly event, Third in the Burg, which offers free admission to all from 5 – 8 pm. This event significantly increases regular traffic, hosting between 150 – 400 people within a span of four hours. All artists are invited to submit an exhibition proposal to the Director of Exhibitions for a solo or group exhibition.

About Susquehanna Art Museum

The Susquehanna Art Museum, located in the historic Midtown district, is the only dedicated art museum in Pennsylvania’s capital city. They strive to inspire life-long learning in visitors of all ages through unique educational experiences with original and significant artworks. The Museum seeks to build community, both within the walls of the museum and the region. They strive to encourage partnering with other artistic academic, cultural, and professional communities to more effectively utilize shared resources and better serve the community at large. As Harrisburg’s only dedicated art museum, they take seriously the responsibility of presenting innovative approaches to art and lifelong learning.

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Previous call for artists from Susquehanna Art Museum


Doors Open After Dark 2020 (Guelph, ON) – Call For Artists

Doors Open After Dark 2020 (Guelph, ON) – Call For Artists

Guelph Museums announces a call for artists for Doors Open After Dark 2020, celebrating Guelph’s 193rd birthday and launch Doors Open weekend, with big, bold, innovative history and art activations at and around the Civic Museum from 5 p.m. April 24 to 1 a.m. April 25. This free event aims to create opportunities to connect, explore, and engage the community with history in unique ways.

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Deadline: 8 Mar 2020

Historians and artists of all disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals for activations that explore Guelph’s history and identity through themes of reconciliation, diversity, landscape, culture, innovation, and environment.

This opportunity is open to individuals, collectives, and groups from anywhere in the world. Preference will be given to residents of the City of Guelph and Wellington County. Installations will be selected through an open call process. A jury, formed by Guelph Museums, will select the featured installations.

Submissions will be assessed by the following criteria:

  • Innovation and originality
  • Quality of work
  • Interpretation of themes
  • Design and execution plan

Doors Open After Dark 2020 Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will receive an honorarium based on the CARFAC Fee Schedule at the “Other Public Places” level. Since 2017, approximately 200-300 visitors attend Doors Open After Dark each year. Artists will receive promotion through Guelph Museums’ website and social media pages to an audience of over 7,000 followers collectively.

Social Equity

Guelph Museums is in the process of decolonization through the reconstruction of their colonialist framework and by collaborating meaningfully with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. The Museums are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, strive to initiate dialogues, and create safe spaces for truth telling. These guiding principles inform all activities at Guelph Museums.

Doors Open After Dark 2020 coincides with the 193rd anniversary of the “founding” of the city of Guelph – a story traditionally centered on John Galt’s arrival in Canada in 1827 to build a Scottish settlement. The story excluded the Indigenous Peoples present on this land thousands of years before Galt’s arrival. Doors Open After Dark aims to provide space for historical truths and engage meaningfully with present-day communities impacted by those histories.

About Guelph Museums

Guelph Museums consists of three heritage sites – Guelph Civic Museum, McCrae House, and Locomotive 6167 – where they explore local histories through permanent and changing exhibitions, interactive galleries, special events, and engagement activities.

The Civic Museum (the location of Doors Open After Dark) is located in the heart of downtown Guelph in the renovated Loretto Convent. Guelph Civic Museum is home to a collection of over 30,000 artifacts that bring Guelph’s past to life.

They are adjusting the way history has been portrayed at the Museums to incorporate authentic Indigenous voices, stories, and knowledge, which have traditionally been sidelined in favour of colonial narratives. Guelph Museums considers truth and reconciliation fundamental in upholding its mandate to be a community museum that makes a difference, improving the lives of residents and visitors to the City of Guelph.

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