View announces a call for artists for the 2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition. The exhibition celebrates one of the most accessible and loved media, the art of pastel, made by artists across the nation. In the 15th century, using pastels, pigmented sticks, or crayons to apply color to a substrate originated. In the 18th century, pastels were popularly used for portrait painting. James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Mary Cassatt used pastels to great painterly effect in the late 1880s to create evocative landscapes and intimate moments. The Society of Painters in Pastel was founded in 1883 in New York. The medium became popular across the country by the early 1900s.
Deadline: 12 Apr 2019
2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition Judges
Juror of Selection: Jodie Kain
Jodie Kain’s first studio experience was in Robert Beverly Hale’s anatomy class at the Art Students League of New York. This experience set the base of her artistic approach: an emphasis on strict anatomical modeling and other elements of the classical method. Building on this academic tradition, Jodie studied under photorealist Rob Neffson. Later, the opportunity to live in London and attend The Heatherley School of Fine Art arose. This training was supplemented by figure study classes at several artist’s studios.
After a career in high-end graphics systems, the Bargue and Cast curriculum at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston refreshed Jodie’s passion for realist painting. Jodie works exclusively in pastels, as it provides a tactile experience that deepens her connection to the subject. In her Boston studio, she focuses on the quiet reflective moments in life. Her paintings vibrate with emotion, set within a rhythmic world.
Jodie’s work has been recognized in a series of regional and national exhibits. Two of the most prominent have been The Guild of Boston Artists 2017 and 2018 Regional Juried Exhibitions. Among the awards Jodie has been honored to receive, two were from the 2018 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, one of which was Second Place.
Juror of Awards: Ingrid Van Slyke, PSA, IAPS, NAWA
Ingrid exhibits her work nationally and throughout the Northeast. Her pastel works have earned her numerous awards and honors. Including the Cape Cod award given at the Pastel Society of America exhibition in New York City. She is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Adirondack Pastel Society, International Association of Pastel Societies, and the National Association of Women Artists. Ingrid teaches pastel and painting workshops . She is represented at Gallery 46 in Lake Placid, NY.
2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition Awards
Through the generous donation of supporters, View and the 2019 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition is able to offer awards and prizes ranging from $100 – $1,000.
The Adirondacks provide a source of inspiration and opportunity for artistic expression. View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It serves as a community center, a conference facility, and a venue for special events. Founded in 1951, View is a multi-arts center in Old Forge, New York, housed in facility (2011) designed for arts programming.
Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America for its juried exhibitions. It shows the work of regional and local artists in the smaller galleries. Four galleries are airy and light, offering excellent viewing and display. Gould Hall is a jewel of a performance space with great acoustics and intimate seating. The Meyda Tiffany and Lighting Creative Arts wing offers classes for artists. View serves as a community center for the region, hosting meetings, and housing the Kinderwood Preschool.
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Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) announces a call for artists for Far and Wide. Artists are invited to submit up to five works that are innovative in form and content or that have been created within the parameters of traditional genres but nevertheless break new ground. Open to artists living and working in the United States.
Deadline: 17 Mar 2019
Juror: Kimberly Camp, former President and CEO of the Barnes Foundation. She has had a distinguished career in the arts, both as a museum administrator and practicing artist.
Far And Wide Artist Benefits
Applying to Far and Wide will bring your work to the attention of an important curator. Exhibiting your work at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum will put you at the center of an important arts renaissance happening now in the historic Hudson Valley just north of New York City. Exhibitions are well attended and our opening receptions attract hundreds of visitors. Shows are covered in the regional press and online media.
Win one of the following awards:
- The Arthur Harris Best in Show Award ($500)
- Nicholas Buhalis Award for Artistic Excellence in Abstract/Figurative or Figurative Work ($500)
Far and Wide is one of WAAM’s most important exhibitions of the year. It will be heavily promoted through print, social media, email, and their website. Visitors to WAAM will experience a unique national survey of the art currently being created across the country.
About Woodstock Artists Association and Museum
The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) is located in historic Woodstock, New York. They are celebrating their 100 year anniversary this year. Visitors will visit Woodstock in especially high numbers this year due to the 50 year anniversary celebration of the famous Woodstock music festival. WAAM’s own centennial celebration will feature many special events honoring the continuing importance of the historic Woodstock Artist Colony.
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View, a multi-media arts center in Old Forge, seeks artists working in watermedia for the 2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. This exhibition is considered one of the top ten watermedia exhibitions in the nation. It draws artists and audiences from all over. Each year, artists compete to receive over $12,000 in prizes and awards. The exhibition is open to artists working in watercolors. All works must be of original design and execution, comprised of 90% watermedia.
Deadline: 5 Apr 2019
Collage and works previously exhibited at View are not eligible for submission. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $30 for View members and $40 for guests, which enables an artist to submit up to two works. Each artist may submit a total of five works at a cost of an additional $10 per work. The submission fees help to support View’s gallery programs.
2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition Of American Watercolors Awards
- The Beechmont First & Gold Medallion: $2500
- The Ruth G. Rosenau Silver Medallion: $1000
- Judith & A. Richard Cohen Memorial for Abstraction: $1000
- Morrison Family Award: $1000
- Sallie & Gannon Kashiwa Award: $500
- Adirondack Express Award for Strong Narrative Content: $500
- Forest Runes Award in Memory of Scott Stuart: $500
- Three Smart Sisters Award for Soft-Edged Expressionism: $500
- Tina Wolfe Memorial Award: $500
- Realism in Nature Award: $500
- Martin Family Award: $500
- The Howard Slater Memorial Award: $500
- The Burstein Family Award: $500
- The Arthur E. Baker, Jr. Memorial Award: $400
- W.B. Romeling Memorial Fund Award: $400
- Ben Emerson Memorial: “Eye for Color” Award
- Pulsifer Award: $350
- Trails & Streams Medallion for Woodland Theme: $300
- Bradley C. Barnard Award: $300
- Exhibition Award: $300
- Finer Family Award: $300
- Friedlander Award: $300
- Gurdon & Mildred Evans Memorial Award: $300
- The Segaul Family Award: $250
- Dr. Donald & Helen Budd Burness Memorial Award: $250
- Margaret & William Foley Award: $250
- Old Forge Hardware Award: $250
- Brodock Award: $200
- Garnet Award: $200
The Adirondacks provide a source of inspiration and opportunity for artistic expression. View is dedicated to inspiring the lives of individuals visiting or residing in this magnificent natural area. It serves as a community center, a conference facility, and a venue for special events. Founded in 1951, View is a multi-arts center in Old Forge, New York, housed in facility (2011) designed for arts programming. Open year-round, View draws artists from across North America for its juried exhibitions. It shows the work of regional and local artists in the smaller galleries. Four galleries are airy and light, offering excellent viewing and display.
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Brooklyn, NY based 440 Gallery announces a call for three (3), new, under-represented artists for their Artsy Gallery page from May 1, 2019 – May 1, 2020. This call is open to artists not currently represented by a gallery. Artsy is an internationally based platform dedicated to sales of art online.
Deadline: 11 Apr 2019
Non-Refundable Entry Fee: $35
- Currently are a practicing artist, making new work
- Not currently represented by a gallery
- Have a website, artist statement, and CV
- Upload a minimum of ten (10) images to start profile
- 440 Gallery will take 30% commission on all sales
- Artist is required to pack and ship artwork (buyer pays for shipping and handling, artist will be reimbursed for expenses)
Artsy Gallery Artist Benefits
- Up to 75 images uploaded to the Artsy platform
- Dedicated sales director updating profile and handling sales
- Artsy is the top read artist magazine with 2.5 – 3 million unique visitors per month
- Great way to reach and build relationships with collectors
- Artsy works with the Art Genome Project, an algorithm search engine that recommends works to collectors based on their preferences
- Artsy proactively markets to collectors based on their likes
- Every Sunday, Artsy sends emails to their collectors, alerting them to new work that is uploaded
- All artists on site are represented by gallery partners on Artsy, they do not allow artists to sign up individually
- Promotion in the 440 newsletter (more than 5,000 subscribers)
- Participation in one online exclusive group show
About 440 Gallery
440 Gallery is an artist-run space in Park Slope, Brooklyn, dedicated to the creation, exhibition, and sale of a wide range of work. The artists exhibited range from emerging to mid-career. They practice a broad spectrum of styles and media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, assemblage, and installation. 440 Gallery invites outside artists and curators to participate in seasonal group shows. 440 Gallery hosts weekly events including poetry readings, artist talks, musical performances, children’s workshops, and receptions. Since 2005, the gallery has facilitated a lively cultural exchange within its Brooklyn neighborhood and the artistic community at large.
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Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) announces a call for artists for their international small art phenomenon 6x6x2019, returning for the 12th year. Build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, artists, designers, college students, and children.
Deadline: 14 Apr 2019
Each artwork must be 6 by 6 inches (15 by 15 centimeters) or mounted to a 6 by 6 inch board. All Small Art Phenomenon 6x6x2019 artworks are displayed anonymously. They should be signed only on the back. All entries will be accepted and exhibited both in the gallery and online until July 15, 2019. Entries will be on sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase. Sold-out artists’ names will be revealed next to their works online July 5. Each artist may enter up to three artworks of any medium except glitter (2D or 3D). There is no fee to enter. There is a three-artwork limit per elementary, middle, or high school.
Drop off artworks at RoCo during normal gallery hours Wed-Sun 12-5pm/Friday 12-9pm. Mail artworks by April 13 to Rochester Contemporary Art Center – 137 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604 USA.
As a fundraiser, 6×6 provides about 15% of RoCo’s annual operating budget. Since its inception, RoCo’s 6×6 has displayed more than 60,000 6”x 6” entries representing every state and more than 45 countries. Last year, RoCo received over 6,700 artworks.
About Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) creates dialogue and builds community through contemporary art. It is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists.
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CUE Art Foundation announces a call for artists for a solo exhibition, providing emerging and under-recognized artists the necessary resources to present an exhibition at CUE in 2020. Extra consideration given to artists who present ideas or topics that are not well-represented in the commercial sector. CUE strongly encourages applications that contribute to an ongoing commitment to diversity.
Deadline: 22 Mar 2019
CUE’s Open Calls provide artists the opportunity and necessary resources to realize an exhibition at CUE’s storefront gallery in East Chelsea, New York. Solo Exhibition is for artists who:
- Have not had a solo show in a commercial NYC gallery within the last five years
- Do not have current, consistent commercial gallery representation in the United States
- Are not currently enrolled in a degree program
- Have a demonstrated, consistent studio practice outside an academic setting for three or more years
- Must currently live and work in the United States
Solo Exhibition Artist Benefits
- Five-week solo exhibition at CUE Art Foundation in 2020
- Curatorial support/mentoring from an established artist or curator on the selection panel
- Opportunities to develop related public programming
- 32-page full color catalogue with essay produced through the Art Critic Mentoring Program and a statement by the curator
- $5,000 unrestricted honorarium
- An art shipping and art handling budget
- Opening reception
- Press materials and PR support
About CUE Art Foundation
CUE Art Foundation is a dynamic visual arts center dedicated to creating essential career and educational opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists of all ages. Through exhibitions, arts education, and public programs, CUE provides artists and audiences with sustaining and meaningful experiences and resources.
CUE carries out its mission through its core programs which include solo exhibitions for emerging and under-recognized artists, an annual fellowship for an emerging curator, mentorship and publication opportunities for emerging writers, professional development workshops for practicing artists, and arts education intensives for high school students.
Alumni have gone on to achieve such successes as museum shows, reviews in prominent publications, residencies, awards and scholarships, and commercial gallery representation. CUE is one of the few New York City arts organizations offering such transformative services to visual artists, providing them with the tools and resources needed to start and sustain a successful career as an artist.
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Lanesboro Arts announces a call for artists for the Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, offering two or four week residencies to emerging artists. Participants explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work.
Deadline: 31 Jul 2019
The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, located in Lanesboro, MN (pop. 754), is supported by the Jerome Foundation and aims to provide an immersive, meaningful experience for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides an entire rural community and its myriad assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation. Staff work with each resident to create a fully-customized residency experience.
Lanesboro Arts’ goal is to be flexible and accommodating to artists, allowing them access to local resources needed for conceptualizing and realizing their place-based work. Lanesboro Arts recognizes place-based work as work that is specifically inspired by and designed for the place in which the work takes place. It can be a new project or an interpretation of the artist’s current work tailored to engage the community of Lanesboro. The residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities, especially rural communities. The program embraces artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers.
Lanesboro Arts strives to provide artists with a dynamic and compelling array of community assets. They seek out projects where the activation of the people and places of Lanesboro are at the core of the artistic process.
Lanesboro Artist Residency Program Artist Benefits
Artists are paid $1,000/week. They are provided studio and lodging space. Lanesboro Arts does not cover material or transportation costs. These expenses should be factored into the $1,000/week stipend. Artist groups are eligible to apply, but the weekly stipend is the same and must be split among the collective. Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City and have been residents for at least one year prior to the submission of an application.
Community Resources And Assets Available To Residents
- St. Mane Theatre, a 126-seat Art Deco theater located in the heart of downtown
- Poetry Parking Lot, a large municipal parking lot with haiku hung throughout the space
- Gateway Park, a public green space adjacent to the Root River and connected to downtown via a 1893 walking bridge
- Historic downtown storefronts, alleyways, building walls, and open spaces
- Local farms, farmers, and farmer’s markets
- The Root River State Bike Trail
- Community partnerships with local businesses, the Lanesboro Park Board, the Lanesboro Museum, residents, schools, libraries, and community organizations
Lanesboro Artist Residency Program participants do not need to secure community partners or stakeholders when submitting their application. That said, research done beforehand about the Lanesboro community and surrounding area can strengthen a project proposal. The role of Lanesboro Arts staff for selected artist residents is that of translator and facilitator. The staff works with artists to make the needed connections. They help secure the required resources in order to make selected residency program projects a success.
The use of all community resources and assets are subject to approval from property owners and the Lanesboro City Council. Resources will be facilitated with each artist by Lanesboro Arts staff. Lanesboro Arts has a positive, collaborative relationship with these entities. They will work with each resident to find the best venue for all parties.
About Lanesboro Arts
Through a diverse spectrum of community arts programming, Lanesboro Arts supports artists, revitalizes public spaces, and builds a sense of community and civic pride among the 754 people who call Lanesboro home. Programming includes free youth education classes, fine arts galleries, internship programs, performance art, opportunities to participate in public art, and placemaking activities.
For nearly 40 years, Lanesboro Arts has built strong cross-sector partnerships. They creatively approach community challenges, most recently with the ongoing realization of the Lanesboro Arts Campus vision. This community-wide initiative aims to integrate the arts into the social and municipal fabric of the city. They do so by placing art in accessible public spaces, identifying and eliminating participation barriers, and building a community identity in which all citizens value the arts. The process of the Lanesboro Arts Campus empowers artists, audiences, and community members to positively contribute to the social, civic, and economic vibrancy of Lanesboro.
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The New York Center for Photographic Art announces a call for artists for Momentum 2019. Though a photograph is a snapshot in time, the world around us is in constant motion. This call is about how you capture the idea of motion/momentum in a single frame, photographs that send clearly a message to the viewer that the subject or the camera/lens is moving. Is the position of the subject the indication, a wave arched to crash, or a ballerina in mid air? Is it the subject or background blurred as a speeding train you have panned with background buildings a blur? This call is not about still life, landscape, or posed portrait images.
Deadline: 17 Mar 2019
Examples for Momentum 2019 are everywhere including the silky vision of water over a waterfall taken at a slow shutter speed, water droplets frozen in time, trees bent in blowing wind, ripples of a boat’s wake, and fireworks. Sports, transportation, and animals each afford a huge number of possibilities and, of course, there are endless ways camera and zoom action can draw the viewers eye. This is an online gallery exhibition only.
Momentum 2019 Artist Benefits
The total prizes for Momentum 2019 is $4000. There is a grand prize, three first prizes, three second prizes, three third prizes, 15 juror’s selections, and 25 honorable mentions. Each of the winners have an opportunity to exhibit in a New York City gallery, the Jadite Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. The exhibit runs for two weeks. In addition, all 50 winners are posted in a gallery on the New York Center for Photographic Art website and are included in an exhibition catalog. A professional photographer is the juror.
About the New York Center for Photographic Art
The New York Center for Photographic Art was conceived and developed by Patricia Gilman and Maddi Ring. It offers photographers from around the world opportunities to exhibit their work in New York. Maddi and Patricia are experienced photographers and exhibition producers who understand the value of showcasing artists work in galleries. They have marketed their own work, both together and individually, in a variety of venues. These exhibitions have been in New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Each has her own images in various venues, including private collections.
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Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for Time, a juried exhibition May 4 – June 1, 2019. In today’s society, cost-effectiveness, efficiency, deadlines, and other pressures often cause us to rush anxiously about. “Time is money” is an essential value. Visual art cannot literally embody the flow, passage, or pressures of time, as potentially can music, dance, literature, and other time-based media. Yet, the concept and sense of time are often called forth by still art. Whether it is a feeling of instantaneity, timelessness, or something in between. This exhibition seeks visual works that engage the notion of time on some level, whether relating to the concept, experience, or evocation of time.
Deadline: 3 Mar 2019
There is a non-refundable entry fee of $45 is for up to three images.
Juried by James H. Rubin. Entries will be judged on the originality and insight with which they embody this theme visually in traditional and new media. A brief explanation printed on a label along with the artist’s information can be helpful. The best work will succeed in conveying meaning by itself. Longer explanations will not be considered. All visual art mediums are acceptable except sound and video art. Work must be original and completed within the past four years.
Time Artist Benefits
Selected artists have the opportunity to be selected for prize awards including $800 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, and $250 Third Place, as well as to be selected by James Rubin. Rubin is one of the world’s foremost specialists in the history, theory, and criticism of nineteenth century avant-garde European Art.
About Mills Pond Gallery
The Mills Pond Gallery strives to promote an active process of exploration involving creativity and the arts, providing inspiring and enjoyable opportunities for visitors to explore different points of view, challenge preconceptions and prejudices, and foster critical thinking. They hope that the public will relate the art exhibited to their own life experiences, creating new links and understanding. Dedicated to showcasing the artistic development and achievements of the region and nation, exhibitions provide diverse art experiences for individuals. They reach local communities through classes, special events, and community outreach programs. Focusing on active and collaborative learning through the medium of art, they bring arts and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and diverse artistic heritage.
Incorporated in 1972, Smithtown Township Arts Council offers a unique combination of historical preservation, cultural promotion, and arts exhibitions. The Council has been committed to the arts in Suffolk County for forty-six years. They work to provide a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art and cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public’s daily lives and civic responsibilities. They believe the arts are indispensable in building good character in the citizens of communities. The Council fosters communication, offers new insights on the world, and adds to the greater appreciation of both life and society.
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Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) announces a call for artists for their tenth annual national juried art show, Wide Open 10, opening May 11, 2019. The exhibit runs May 11 – July 7, 2019. The broad theme of Wide Open 10 encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge, freedom, and love including wide open spaces, arms wide open, eyes wide open. As with all things, there is the inevitable opposite such as wide open to attack, corruption, and 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.
Deadline: 24 Feb 2019
BWAC’s curators will be using 8,000 square feet for this show. 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 for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2-D and 3-D media, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. All work should be non-utilitarian in nature.
Early Bird discount through February 4th, 2019.
Ylinka Barotto, Juror, is the Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim Museum. Ms. Barotto has assisted on such large-scale modern and postwar retrospective exhibitions as Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting (2015); Moholy-Nagy: Future Present (2016); Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim, which showcased masterworks from the Guggenheim’s modern collection (2017); and Mystical Symbolism; The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892-1897 (2017, for which she contributed to the catalog with entries on many of the show’s artists.
More recently, she has provided curatorial support for Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away (2018). In addition to her involvement with the exhibition program, Barotto is one of the organizing curators for the museum’s Young Collectors Council, which acquires the work of emerging artists for the museum’s permanent collection.
Barotto received an MA in curatorial and museum studies at Accademia de Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and is currently working toward an MA in art history at Hunter College of the City University of New York with a focus on postwar and contemporary feminism.
Wide Open 10 Artist 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. Gallery-goers enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market.
For over 20 years, BWAC has provided support for musicians and performers, offering performance based opportunities to participate as a major feature of opening receptions and specially themed exhibitions. Performances complement ongoing programming. The art exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.
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