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Recycle 2018 – Call For Artists

Recycle 2018 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for Recycle 2018. A national juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded, and re-purposed materials. It will be a celebration of ingenuity and imagination. BWAC is seeking to exhibit sophisticated two- and three-dimensional art created in the re-use genre.

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Deadline: 20 Feb 2018

BWAC wants to see art that demonstrates the importance of conserving our limited natural resources. They are looking for how well the medium relates to the upcycling movement and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older.

Recycle 2018 entries must incorporate at least 50 percent of repurposed, recycled, or reused materials. The theme is open to any medium resulting in 2‐Dimensional or 3‐Dimensional work, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. Crafts, kit work, or reproductions of original works in other media (such as giclee reproductions of oil paintings), unless used as part of a mixed media work, will not be considered.

The juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment. John Cloud Kaiser is the Director of Education at Materials for the Arts, one of the largest reuse centers in the U.S. A program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. He curates at MFTA Gallery and his work with his art group Free Style Arts Association. John has been championing reuse-themed art in the museums, streets, and schools of New York City since 2000. These works have appeared broadly including The Metropolitan Museum,  NYC Parks Dept, and The New York Times. Kaiser graduated from New York University. He is currently working on a series of temporary sculptures for Storm King Sculpture Center and Socrates Sculpture Park.

Recycle 2018 awards

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000
  • Most Innovative Use of Material: $500
  • Curator’s Choice: $250
  • Peoples’ Choice: $250
  • Certificates of Recognition: $1000 Total ($100 for each of ten winners)

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Our 18,000 annual visitors enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market. BWAC hosts free Red Hook Waterfront Performance Series and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC, pronounced bee-wack) is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. Our artist/members are the management, leadership, board, and staff. They have two synergistic missions: to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.

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Wide Open 9 – Call For Artists

Wide Open 9 – Call For Artists

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce their ninth annual national juried art show, Wide Open 9, opening May 12, 2018. The exhibit runs May 12 – June 17, 2018.

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Deadline: 16 Feb 2018

The broad theme of Wide Open 9 encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge, freedom, and love. As with all things, there is the inevitable opposite – wide open to attack, corruption, failure. What kind of fantasy is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore the idea of wide open in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.

This call for submissions is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. All work should be non-utilitarian in nature. BWAC’s curators will be using 8,000 square feet for this show.

Wide Open 9 awards

  • Best of Show Gold: $1000
  • Best of Show Silver: $500
  • Curator’s Choice: $250
  • Peoples’ Choice: $250
  • Certificates of Recognition: $1000 Total ($100 for each of ten winners)

The juror is Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She has organized several of the initiatives and exhibitions celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Sackler Center, A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, and Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty. Carmen has curated Roots of The Dinner Party: History in the Making. She is currently organizing the Brooklyn presentation of the Hammer Museum exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. Previously, Carmen was Assistant Curator for Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2010-16), where she served on the museum’s Young Collectors Council acquisition committee, and co-curated Now’s the Time (2012-13) and Storylines (2015). She has previously worked with the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

About Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

BWAC’s 25,000 square foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge, is one of the best in the city. Our 18,000 annual visitors enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market. There are free BWAC Red Hook Waterfront Performance Series and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs.

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC, pronounced bee-wack) is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Organized in 1978 by 16 artists looking for a place to exhibit, BWAC has grown to become Brooklyn’s largest artist-run organization with over 400 members. Our artist/members are the management, leadership, board, and staff. They have two synergistic missions: to assist emerging artists in advancing their artistic careers and present the art-of-today in an easily accessible format.

For more information, contact bwacinfo@aol.com.

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One – Call For Artists

One – Call For Artists

New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for One. Remember the Three Dog Night song, “One is the Loneliest Number?” But is it? In this call NYC4PA is looking for those images with a single compelling focal point. It could be a person or thing that is alone in the frame or an element of a large grouping that clearly stands out.

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Deadline: 14 Jan 2018

A lot filled with blue cars with a single bright red one would fit the bill, as would a portrait reminiscent of Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World,” and the six foot tall teacher surrounded by his or her grade school class. Selective focus can isolate a single horse from the herd or a single pedestrian from the crowd on a city street. What about that basketball player leaping in the air for a dunk shot or the prematurely leafless tree amidst a forest of foliage?

The prizes total $3,000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, fifteen juror’s selections, and twenty honorable mentions. Each of the first twenty-five winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery. NYC4PA uses Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all forty-five winners are posted in a gallery on they NYC4PA website. Winning images are included in an exhibition gallery.

About New York Center for Photographic Art

New York Center for Photographic Art is an organization interesting to photographers. NYC4PA gives photographers an opportunity to participate in a call for entry with a theme. Each call for entry we offer has a different theme. Each call can include up to fifty winning images. Some photographers win with more than one image. Submissions can be as many as each artist wishes to submit. NYC4PA is one of the very few organizations that offer this to photographers. There are two live exhibits a year with the winners of two calls in each exhibit.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Japan Day Art Contest 2018 Deadline Extended – Call For Artists

Japan Day Art Contest 2018 Deadline Extended – Call For Artists

Japan Day is inviting all visual artists to submit their work to Japan Day Art Contest 2018 to select our Japan Day Official Artist. Japan Day is accepting submissions that incorporate the three themes: New York, Japan, and Central Park.

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Deadline: 20 Dec 2017

Japan Day Art Contest 2018 rules

  • Size must be 24″ tall x 18″ wide
  • Only two-dimensional media will be accepted
  • One submission per artist will be accepted
  • Entries must be the original work of the entering artist
  • Artwork which has been submitted to previous contests and/or previously shown or published is not eligible
  • Does not need to include the Japan Day logo or any text related to the event
  • Artwork that violates copyrights, intellectual property rights, and/or any related rights of a third party, is not eligible.
  • Must not contain explicit sexuality, violence, or any discriminatory elements
  • The final layout and design of the poster, flyer, and other publicity materials will be created and approved by Japan Day
  • Artist’s approval is not required for publication
  • By submitting their artwork, artists grant Japan Day the right to use their work for the purpose of marketing, exhibition, and other Japan Day-related uses
  • The applicants does not need to be New York residents, but must be available to accept their awards on the day of the event

The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2018. It will be used for the official poster, programs, flyer, and T-shirts. Several artists will receive honorable mentions. Japan Day Official Artists will receive a pair of round trip economy class tickets to Japan provided by ANA. All the winning artworks will be displayed at an exhibition space on the 18th floor of the Consulate General of Japan in New York.

About Japan Day

Japan Day @ Central Park is an annual event in early summer that celebrates Japanese culture with New Yorkers. Japan Day kicks off with the Japan Run, followed by the Kids’ Races. It provides food and activity tents. There is a stage program displaying a wide range of Japanese culture including both traditional and contemporary performances. The event is officially supported by The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, the Consulate-General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, The Nippon Club, and many Japanese and American corporations. This family-friendly event has captured the interest of New Yorkers since its establishment in 2007. It cerebrated its 11th anniversary last May with over 55,000 attendances.

For more information, contact info@japandaynyc.org.

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Japan Day Art Contest 2018- Call For Artists

Japan Day Art Contest 2018- Call For Artists

Japan Day is inviting all visual artists to submit their work to Japan Day Art Contest 2018 to select our Japan Day Official Artist.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 6 Dec 2017

Japan Day Art Contest 2018 Rules

  • Art must incorporate all of the following three themes: New York, Japan, and Central Park
  • Size must be 24″ tall x 18″ wide
  • Only two-dimensional media is accepted
  • Only one submission per artist will be accepted
  • All entries must be the original work of the entering artist
  • Artwork which has been submitted to previous contests and/or previously shown or published is not eligible
  • Art does not need to include the Japan Day logo or any text related to the event
  • Artwork that violates copyrights, intellectual property rights, and/or any related rights of a third party, is not eligible. (For example, the use of existing anime characters would be a violation of copyrights)
  • Art must not contain explicit sexuality, violence, or any discriminatory elements
  • The final layout and design of the poster, flyer, and other publicity materials will be created and approved by Japan Day. Artist’s approval is not required for publication.

All Japan Day Art Contest 2018 winners will be announced in March 2018. The awards will be presented on the day of event in May 2018. By submitting artwork, artists grant Japan Day the right to use their work for the purpose of marketing, exhibition, and other Japan Day-related uses.

The chosen artwork will become the official image of Japan Day @ Central Park 2018. The artwork will be used for the official poster, programs, flyer, and T-shirts. Several artists will receive honorable mentions. Japan Day Official Artists will receive a pair of round trip tickets to Japan provided by ANA. All winning artwork will be displayed at an exhibition space on the 18th floor of the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Additionally, Japan Day Official Artists and all of honorable mentions will receive a digital camera provided by Nikon.

About Japan Day

Founded in 2007, Japan Day @ Central Park is an annual event designed by the Japanese community of New York to promote a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture and to say “Thank you, New York!” It has received official support by the Office of the Mayor, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, New York Road Runners, the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, The Nippon Club, and many other Japanese and American corporations. The event kicks off with the rousing Japan Run, a 4-mile mini-marathon and Kids’ Races, hosted by New York Road Runners. The event continues with the Japan Day Festival. This features a wide range of Japanese traditional and family-friendly activities, free samplings of popular Japanese cuisine, and powerful stage performances throughout the day.

For more information, contact info@japandaynyc.org.

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Deck The Halls Exhibition – Call For Artists

Deck The Halls Exhibition – Call For Artists

Gallery North of Setauket, Long Island invites artists to submit artwork for their annual holiday exhibition, Deck the Halls. This exhibition focuses on small works for holiday gift giving.

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Deadline: 27 Oct 2017

Artists are invited to submit one festive piece to Deck the Halls for a fee of $10, or 2 pieces for $15. Artwork should not exceed 20 inches in any dimension. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, October 27, 2017. Artists will be notified of acceptance via email no later than October 31.

Each year, Gallery North features up to 10 exhibitions that are promoted extensively with postcard mailings to patrons and businesses, local and regional newspaper advertisements, radio ads, and social media posts. All exhibitions have an opening reception with complimentary wine and snacks. Exhibiting artists are encouraged to join the celebration as they are always well-attended. Events provide a chance to network with other artists and possibly meet patrons looking to purchase the work of local artists.

About Gallery North

Gallery North is a not-for-profit gallery promoting the finest contemporary regional art and craft. It is located in the beautiful and historic area of Setauket, Long Island. Established in 1965, Gallery North focuses on contemporary art in a variety of disciplines, including painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, digital art, and film. Exhibits explore the diversity and vitality of the arts on Long Island. Classes, workshops, excursions, talks, and annual festivals involve community members in the lively process of art making. With the addition of the Community Art Center,  Gallery North continues to provide the community with a diverse selection of educational programming including ArTalks, Art Ventures, Art Abilities, and Art Works.

Gallery North showcases the vibrant creativity of artists and craftspeople from Long Island and nearby regions. It is not just a gallery, but also a community. Artists have opportunities to show and get feedback on work while growing and developing their skills and vision. Among the various shows, there is a good balance of representational and traditional work as well as abstract, experimental, and conceptual work. This attracts a wide audience from across Long Island and NYC.

For more information, contact exhibitions@gallerynorth.org.

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Patterns And Shadows – Call For Artists

Patterns And Shadows – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Patterns and Shadows.

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Deadline: 12 Nov 2017

There is a striking photograph of a camel caravan taken from above. At first glance, you see dark animals and riders in the bright sunset the color of sand. On closer inspection, you see tiny well-lit camels and riders with the strength of the image in the tall dark shadows cast in the setting sun. In the same vein, dusk casts shadows on a flight of stairs creating a canvas of black and white stripes. Just as powerful are shots where the impact of the image is derived from patterns in the composition such as the tile pattern on the Sydney Opera House and rows of theater chairs. Different images and interesting interpretations of your own shadow are welcome. Be creative. Send your best for Patterns and Shadows.

The New York Center for Photographic Art offers opportunities to the photographic community worldwide. Calls are not limited in scope but are open to all photographers. The opportunities include a New York City gallery exhibition at a well known gallery in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen in New York and $3000 in prize money to the top 10 images selected by the juror. Each juror is selected with an eye towards their backgrounds as a teacher, gallery owner, or photographer. There is an online gallery of all 47 winners and an exhibition catalog.

About The The New York Center for Photographic Art

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) is one of the few organizations in the world which offers consistent, year round opportunities to photographers world wide. The mission of the New York Center for Photographic Art is to provide exhibition opportunities in a vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. NYC4PA is proud to advance the art of photography.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Residency Fellowships – Call For Artists

Residency Fellowships – Call For Artists

Located on the Italian Riviera in the village of Bogliasco (Genova), The Bogliasco Foundation’s Study Center provides one-month residency fellowships to gifted individuals working in all the disciplines of the arts and humanities.

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Deadline: 15 Jan 2018

The Foundation only accepts online applications. To be eligible for the award of a residency fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience.

Bogliasco Foundation Residency Fellowships Artist Benefits

During their month long stay at the Center, Bogliasco Fellows are provided with living quarters, full board, and a separate private studio. All meals are shared and every evening Fellows come together for a formal dinner featuring typical cuisine from the Liguria region. For Bogliasco Fellows, the time and space to create in complete freedom, combined with the stimulating company of diverse colleagues in this intimate setting, results in an intellectual and creative exchange that is particularly potent and long lasting. A spirited discussion around the dinner table often generates fresh inspiration and unexpected directions.

About The Bogliasco Foundation

The mission of the Bogliasco Foundation is to support the humanities by offering highly qualified artists and scholars an inspiring haven in which to create new work and a vibrant, international community. Artists exchange ideas, expand boundaries, and form lasting collaborations. Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted artists and scholars without regard to nationality, age, race, gender, or religion.

The Foundation maintains a democratic application system that is open to individuals who are working on significant projects in the humanities. A rotating, international selection committee evaluates applicants in each discipline. Groups are composed of eight to ten fellows to maximize diversity and create a stimulating atmosphere of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exchange.

For more information, contact info@bfny.org.

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Glass 2017 – Call For Artists

Glass 2017 – Call For Artists

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) announces a call for artists for Glass 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 19 Jun 2017

Is the glass half full or half empty?
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
We work on shattering the glass ceiling.
The ice is as smooth as glass.

What is so magical about this substance, made from sand, that it comes up in so many proverbs and sayings? It is magical – the invention of glass allowed us, for the first time, to be able to observe things while having a barrier to keep us warm, safe, and dry. We can store liquids safely and know how much is left in the bottle. Glass is not only a practical solution to so many situations, but also the foundation for an entire area of art. Think of Dale Chihuly. Whether you create wonderful images about drinking glasses, eye glasses, wavy window panes, or glass beads, Murano glass, or beach glass, it all works.

Chosen artists for Glass 2017 will have a live exhibition in a New York City gallery, Jadite Gallery, in October, 2017. There will be an exhibition catalog and an online gallery on the NYC4PA website. Juror, Traer Scott, has juried shows for NYC4PA previously and is an excellent juror.

About the New York Center for Photographic Art

New York Center for Photographic Art is an organization which encourages all photographers of all ages and all experience. The gallery in New York City is a storefront gallery open five days a week. Their mission is to provide exhibition opportunities in the vibrant New York City gallery world to photographers around the globe. NYC4PA offers international, themed, open call competitions juried by recognized experts in the field of photography. Prizes include cash awards, online gallery, catalog, and New York City gallery exhibits. NYC4PA is proud to advance the art of photography.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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Wandering Curves 2017 – Call For Artists

Wandering Curves 2017 – Call For Artists

New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Wandering Curves 2017, the curve changes everything.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Apr 2017

The entry fee is $35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted.

Submit images that have a curve or curves as a critical element. The possibilities are endless, from winding roads to automobile trim to the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding. Don’t forget the round edge of grandpa’s bald head or a cold refreshing scoop of ice cream sitting atop a cone. Curves are all around us all the time. Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in.

Wandering Curves 2017 winners are given an exhibition of their images in a New York City gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. In addition, NYC4PA offers cash prizes to the top ten. They award 45 photographers recognition of their efforts with an exhibition for the top ten, catalog, and an image on the website gallery. The Grand Prize winner’s image is placed on the home page. Each winner receives a certificate of achievement.

About the New York Center for Photographic Art

New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) is dedicated to making opportunities available to photographers around the world. Based in New York City, they offer calls for artists five times a year. It is one of the few organizations which provides opportunities for photographers worldwide to appear in a New York City gallery exhibition. In addition, the opportunity to submit to our calls affords photographers worldwide exposure to many different jurors who are photographers and gallery owners.

For more information, contact nyc4pa@gmail.com.

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