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Street Painting Festival (Las Vegas, NV) – Call For Artists

Street Painting Festival (Las Vegas, NV) – Call For Artists

Via Las Vegas announces a call for artists for their Street Painting Festival. They are looking for incredible artists to create extraordinary art. Making art is all about the journey. What better way to enjoy creating than with others to witness the magic you bring to life. Pastels are the medium and the street is your canvas. The event is free to the public, meant to promote the arts and artists of Las Vegas, and makes art engaging for all. This includes people with special needs in the ‘Art-For-All’ Wall.

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Deadline: 20 Jul 2020

There are no fees to participate.

No idea what street painting is or how to do it? No problem. Via Las Vegas will host several artists’ workshops for anyone interested in learning more about street painting or just to get a feel for what the event is all about.

Event dates: September 19th and 20th, 2020. Expect 10-15 thousand people over the two day weekend.

Street Painting Festival Participant Benefits

All participating artists will be promoted on the Via Las Vegas website with their photo and bio as soon as they are confirmed. Via Las Vegas will promote participants via Instagram and FB with posts about each artist leading up to the event. Participants will receive supplies to create their work, goodie bag filled with fun items from sponsors, festival T-shirt, food over 2 day weekend, free artist workshops leading up to the event, artist reception, and, of course, an incredible audience to view your masterpiece.

Artists are encouraged to pass out cards and flyers with their information while they work for anyone interested in commissioning them for a project.

About Via Las Vegas

Via Las Vegas is a non-profit arts festival hosted by Tivoli Village.

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Reno Art Fest 2019 (Reno, NV) – Call For Artists

Reno Art Fest 2019 (Reno, NV) – Call For Artists

CWB Events announces a call for artists for the Reno Art Fest 2019, to be held in downtown Reno on July 12-14 as part of the month long celebration of art in Reno (Artown). This event will feature numerous artists whose original work of 2 and 3 dimensional fine art, acrylics, oil and watercolor paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, glass, stone and metal sculptures, and wood and clay pieces.

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Deadline: 30 Apr 2019

Situated on North Virginia Street between 4th and 6th streets in Reno, the event will be open on Friday 4 – 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am till 8 pm, and Sunday from 10 am till 5 pm. Admission and parking are free to the public. A variety of local food trucks and wine and beer concession will be available.

This event is open to all media of original fine art and fine craft. All work will be juried. Categories will be limited. Only original hand-made works are accepted. Commercially or mass-produced items are not eligible. There will be no buy/sell items in the show. Participants must provide their own display. If used, canopy must be white. It will be securely attached to the ground in case of unexpected high winds.

Booth fees are $125.00 for a 10’ x 10’ or $200.00 for 10’ x 20’ space, corners (if available) are an additional $25, plus 10% commission on all sales.

Submit four images of your work, one image of your display, and a current biography. If accepted, give permission for photos and biography to be used for publicity. Confirmation status will be sent via email.

Reno Art Fest 2019 Artist Benefits

  • Booth sitters available
  • Free artist parking
  • Security provided on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • Jewelry and photography categories will be limited

$4000 in Artist Awards including Best of Show $1,000, Awards of Excellence 2 @ $750, Judges Choice $500, and Awards of Merit 4 @ $250.

About CWB Events

CWB Events is a new company formed for the production of Fine Art Festivals. Founded by Curtis Beck, formerly with another show producer in Southern CA, where he learned a lot over the eight years he was there.

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Zine Show – Call For Artists

Zine Show – Call For Artists

The Holland Project Gallery is excited to be putting together a zine show exhibition this December. They are interested in showcasing all types and genres of zines. Open to zines created by veteran zine makers, artists, writers and activists as well as those created by up and comers new to zine making.

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Deadline: 27 Nov 2017

The zine show exhibition will take place in the Holland Project Gallery, located at 140 Vesta St, Reno, NV, from December 12 – 29, 2017.

Artists will benefit by having their work exhibited professionally in a contemporary gallery space among other highly skilled and talented artists. Artists will have the opportunity to sell their work in the gallery during the run of the exhibition. They will be included on the Holland Project’s artist registry for inclusion in future exhibitions and zine based events. In addition to this exhibition, the Holland Project will host a Zine Fair this summer (June 2018). Any artists who participate in the zine show exhibit this December will be first on the list to receive news and a vendor invitation for the Zine Fair.

About the Holland Project

The Holland Project is an all-ages arts and music initiative by young people, for young people, in Reno, NV. Holland Project’s aim is four-pronged:

  1. Art access
  2. Music access
  3. Diverse workshop opportunities
  4. Community involvement and collaboration

Holland Project is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that produces more than 150 all-ages events annually in the Reno area. Governed by its members, volunteer boards, and our committees, Holland Project seeks to propel Reno’s all-ages movement. It supports and champions wholeheartedly opportunities for young people in the community. Holland focuses on executing live music events monthly, curating gallery exhibits, hosting unique and affordable workshops, and presenting special events and city-wide collaborations.

Holland Project hopes to further identify Reno as a cultural center with a vibrant urban scene where art and music thrive. It fundamentally believes that music and art are vital forces. Young people have the ability and right to shape and share their culture. All-ages events and opportunities are an important part of any healthy and happening community. Holland Project is proud to present all-ages offerings. The Holland Project Gallery is one of the go-to art spaces in Reno to see young, contemporary artists and their influences both regionally and nationally. The main gallery space, located at our venue at 140 Vesta Street, features one to three exhibitions a month.

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Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 – Call For Artists

Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 – Call For Artists

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock are pleased to announce the call for artists for their Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

The residency celebrates one of Northern Nevada’s icons, the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. This project is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management in partnership with Friends of Black Rock-High Rock.

The artist-in-residence program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Conservation Lands. The program provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of preserving public lands. It will engage and inform an audience through public programs by participants and provide time for artists to pursue their work.

The Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 is open to artists working in any field who are over 18 years of age and United States residents and meet the application criteria. Selected artists will schedule residencies for two weeks in May or June 2017. They will be required to create at least one piece of artwork inspired by the Black Rock Desert NCA.

Application proposals should reflect the artist’s unique perspective of cultural and natural resources. Winning proposals will promote public appreciation of the landscape, raise awareness of its unique and fragile nature, and inspire conduct that helps to preserve its resources. A panel of jurors will judge the applicant pool. Selected applicants will be notified no later than April 21.

Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 artist benefits

Artwork will be featured in an exhibition in the summer or fall of 2017. Artists will receive a $350 stipend from Friends of Black Rock-High Rock for developing their work. One work of art, produced as part of the artist-in-residence programs across BLM, will be selected for wider distribution. Artists will also have an intimate experience with the landscape and have time dedicated to working on their craft without distractions or interruptions. The remoteness of the area allows for artists to disconnect for hours or days if they desire.

About Friends of Black Rock-High Rock

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock is in remote Gerlach, Nevada. They are on the edge of the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. The 1.2 million acre National Conservation Area is home to a unique landscape full of natural, cultural, historical, and ecological wonders.

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock stewards this landscape to preserve, protect, educate, and inspire the diverse users groups that visit the area. The multi-faceted organization has a depth and breadth of knowledge of the area. Programs are as unique and varied as the landscape. They are able to provide artists with a close and intimate relationship with the landscape.

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Virginia Lake Park – Call for Artists

The City of Reno Public Art announces a call for artists for a public art project which creates new artwork for Virginia Lake Park. 

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2016

The project is open to artists in the regional area encompassing Nevada and Northern California with experience in public art projects.

An abundance of public art opportunities are available for the artist’s consideration. There are:

  • 33 light poles around the lake,
  • 5 planted areas between the walking path and the street that provide good visibility for artwork,
  • the pathway itself or the path route that could be enhanced through sculpture and artwork,
  • bench locations around the lake and in the south garden area provide open viewing areas, as well as
  • the connected dog park.

The purpose of the project is to increase public awareness of art, broaden viewer’s perspective of public spaces within the city, and foster a sense of place in city parks.  The artist(s) selected should have demonstrated experience working in public locations subject to vandalism.  Artwork will be selected based on the quality of design and lack of routine maintenance. Proposals should consider aesthetically pleasing use of color and form as well as relate well to the surrounding environments in which they will be placed.  Artists are expected to provide manufacturer’s specifications on chosen materials with proposal. Materials, colors used, and design will be at the approval of the City of Reno.

Selected artist(s) will design and execute one or more artworks for Virginia Lake Park which may or may not be themed based on the history of the park and the location in which is resides.  The artist will need to consider whether engineering is required for the submitted artwork and add those costs into their budget.

Projected budget is $50,000 for the entire project.

Reno’s Virginia Lake Park is like an oasis in the middle of the city. Surrounded by the growing urban Reno environment that through the years developed around it, Virginia Lake and its park provide a calm and quiet escape for one’s day.  When it was originally built, Virginia Lake Park was actually south of Reno. The park has not moved since then, as the city proceeded to grow around it. Though originally designed for swimming, Virginia Lake is now only for viewing or fishing from an east shore dock. Ducks, geese, and gulls, many of which have become permanent residents, are now the only ones in the water. Strolling has been enhanced with recent paving and upgrades to the landscaping and walking paths.

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Virginia Lake Park