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Artists In Residence Cycle 10 – Call For Artists

Artists In Residence Cycle 10 – Call For Artists

The Textile Arts Center (TAC) announces a call for artists for their Artists In Residence Cycle 10. Over the course of nine months, eight artists and designers delve into a full curriculum underscored by continuous critical dialogue. Ongoing conversations allow artists to foster greater consciousness within their practices and center their work.

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Deadline: 19 Mar 2018

Residents study weaving, knitting, and surface design, along with textile history, modern craft theory, and professional development. Through balanced examination of historical and topical practices, residents develop contemporary works with a solid appreciation for common artistic heritage. Structured weekly seminars are moderated by some of today’s leading business and textile innovators. At AIR, students are able to advance and elevate their work, actively pursue their career ambitions, and share their knowledge outside of the studio walls.

Artists In Residence Cycle 10 structured weekly seminars focus on craft theory, technique, exposition, the history and conservation of textiles, and professional development. Each are designed to cultivate artistic rigor and elucidate practice. Three (3) months are spent in technical workshops exploring weaving, printing and dyeing methods, needle arts, sculpture, drawing, and more; followed by three (3) months of textile history and craft theory; concluding with three (3) months of professional development. Classes are taught by TAC staff as well as visiting instructors and professionals.

Group salon-style critiques with special guests from galleries, museums, the textile and design industries, and other working artists. A sampling of guest instructors and critics include: Sarah Scaturro (The Costume Institute), Gina Gregorio (PRATT, RISD), Pascale Gueracague (Lululemon), Grace Bonney (Design Sponge), Tara St. James (Study NY, BFDA), Sabrina Gschwandtner, Rebecca Kelly (FIT), Sarah Byrd (FIT, NYU), Annie Coggan (AIR Alumni, PRATT, SVA), Carin Kuoni (Vera List Center), Alexa Winton (Parsons), Marci McDade (Surface Design Journal), Liz Collins, Elana Herzog, Elissa Auther (MAD) Erin M Riley, Pascale Gatzen (ArtEZ), Natalia Nakazawa (EFA), Carolyn Sycles (Abrons Arts Center), and Samantha Bittman.

Artists In Residence Cycle 10 Artist Benefits

  • Group exhibition, including artist talk.
  • Association with a quickly growing arts organization focused on the textile and fiber community that holds classes, workshops, exhibitions, guest lectures, screenings while working with esteemed teachers, artists and designers from the textile industry and art world
  • Exposure through TAC marketing and programming to include blog entries and posts featuring artists, link on TAC website to personal work and individual bios, catalogue for group show, and networking
  • Teaching and development opportunities with TAC programming for adults, teens and children
  • $600 worth of free classes at Textile Arts Center followed by 30% off all additional classes taken
  • Relationship with a mentor

About Textile Arts Center

Textile Arts Center aspires to unite and empower the textile community and advocate for the handmade. It is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. TAC aspires to unite the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven. They are common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world. Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture.

For more information, contact info@textileartscenter.com.

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A Summer Song – Call For Artists

A Summer Song – Call For Artists

Smithtown Township Arts Council / Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition on the theme A Summer Song. The exhibition is open to varied interpretations of the subject, from literal to far-ranging.

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Deadline: 29 Mar 2018

Representational images of summer-related sights, activities, impressions, or atmosphere as well as surrealistic or abstract evocations inspired by the subject are welcome. Expressions may range from images of sun, sea, surf, and verdure to a more melancholy awareness of summer’s last gasp, a prelude to fall. Artists may also respond to the musical aspect of this call for entries. One could interpret the rhythm of the season, composing a visual image of summer’s harmonies.

Entry fee: $45 for three image entries

Awards: $750 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, $200 Third Place

Selected artists for A Summer Song will have the opportunity to exhibit in an historic gallery facility that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

A Summer Song Juror

They will have the opportunity to have their art judged by Carol Strickland. She is an art critic and cultural journalist who has authored four books on art including her best-selling The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to the Present (published in a revised, updated 3rd edition in January 2018). Her introduction to architecture, The Annotated Arch: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture will be republished in a second edition in February 2018 by Echo Point Publishing as The Annotated Flying Buttress: A Crash Course in the History of Architecture. Strickland has also authored The Illustrated Timeline of Art History and The Illustrated Timeline of Western Literature.

About Smithtown Township Arts Council

Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. Adaptation of Mills Pond House for public use has introduced modern mechanical systems to the structure without impairing its historic integrity. Gallery lighting and handicapped access have been designed to complement the original building. Notable among the ca. 1838 Grecian details are the gold-veined marble mantelpieces, ornamental plater centres applied to the ceilings and front and rear stoops supported by wooden Doric columns.

Mills Pond house preserves the locality’s name, but departs from tradition in other respects. Its high-style Grecian design is unusual on Long Island and the hand of an accomplished architect is nearly unique at this early date. Pollard’s influence is seen in the use of imported materials: Albany boards, Carolina yellow pine, English glass, Connecticut stone, and Santo Domingan mahogany. The silvered hardware, decorative plaster, and carpeting were bought in New York City shops. William Wickham Mills died in 1865. His home descended in the family until its gift to the Town of Smithtown in 1976. Today, it is preserved for use as an arts-related facility.

By exhibiting contemporary works of art from local to national sources, Mills Pond Gallery brings art and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. Exhibitions reach local communities through classes, special events, and community outreach programs that focus on active and collaborative learning.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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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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Juried Documentary Photography – Call For Artists

Juried Documentary Photography – Call For Artists

Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming juried documentary photography exhibition at the Mills Pond Gallery. Juror: Kevin C. Downs. Open to photographers age 18 and older using visual narratives in their photos.

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Deadline: 13 Mar 2018

The entry fee is $45 for up to three project entries (two to four images per project).

Juried Documentary Photography Exhibit Dates: April 28 – May 19. 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780.

An important quality of entries should be the intent to tell a visual story about the subject of your photographs. Style may be documentary, personal, or photo-journalism. Each entry may consist of between two and four images that convey a story around a particular theme. Smithtown Township Arts Council is looking for work that focuses on visual storytelling rather than fine art photography, work that compels us to think about life outside our own little worlds, teaches us something we didn’t know, or helps us understand a situation from a new point of view.

Selected artists for the Juried Documentary Photography exhibit will have opportunity to win $500 first place or $200 second place awards. Winning artists are invited to future winners showcase exhibit. Accepted artists have an opportunity to exhibit with documentary photography artists from across the US and be judged by a documentary photographer who is among the top in his field.

About Smithtown Township Arts Council

Smithtown Township Arts Council operates Mills Pond Gallery in an historic Greek Revival building built in 1838. Adaptation of Mills Pond House for public use has introduced modern mechanical systems to the structure without impairing its historic integrity. Gallery lighting and handicapped access have been designed to complement the original building. Notable among the ca. 1838 Grecian details are the gold-veined marble mantelpieces, ornamental plater “centres” applied to the ceilings, and front and rear stoops supported by wooden Doric columns.

Mills Pond house preserves the locality’s name, but departs from tradition in other respects. Its high-style Grecian design is unusual on Long Island and the hand of an accomplished architect is nearly unique at this early date. Pollard’s influence is seen in the use of imported materials: Albany boards, Carolina yellow pine, English glass, Connecticut stone, and Santo Domingan mahogany. The silvered hardware, decorative plaster, and carpeting were bought in New York City shops. William Wickham Mills died in 1865. His home descended in the family until its gift to the Town of Smithtown in 1976. Today, it is preserved for use as an arts-related facility.

By exhibiting contemporary works of art from local to national sources, Mills Pond Gallery brings art and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the nation’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. Exhibitions reach local communities through classes, special events, and community outreach programs that focus on active and collaborative learning.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.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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Photowork 2018 – Call For Artists

Photowork 2018 – Call For Artists

Dutchess County Art Association (DCAA) announces a call for artists for Photowork 2018, an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States. It is jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field.

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Deadline: 4 Dec 2017

Photowork celebrates its 31st year in 2018. Barrett Art Center is proud to welcome 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans as this year’s juror. The Photowork 2018 show embraces reinvention, wherein artists provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in dynamic imagery. The show celebrates photography’s role as fine art and prescient social commentary. Winners in the past have spanned the gamut of photographic output from small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, and chromogenic prints.

2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans is a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune. He has spent the last 15 years covering stories that have taken him from the vanishing rainforests of Madagascar to the war in Afghanistan. He has intensively documented the problem of Chicago’s gun violence over the last five years. Wambsgans studied fine art and cinema at Central Michigan University. Throughout a career of wide-ranging assignments, his editors have counted on his ability to inventively meet challenges whether aesthetic, technical, or conceptual while gracefully conveying the human experience.

Photowork 2018 Prizes

  • $1,000 Juror’s Prize
  • $250 Second Prize
  • $125 Third Prize

Marketing strategies employed for exhibitions include press releases submitted to more than 80 print and electronic media outlet in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage. Online coverage includes the weekly DCAA newsletter, Barrett Art Center website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The DCAA e-newsletter has over 2,600 subscribers. Information emphasizes action links to drive traffic to the DCAA website. Readers connect to relevant artist contact information on online galleries for each exhibition. Contact information is archived on the site for viewing after the show. The website attracts over 2,000 unique visitors each month on average.

About the Dutchess County Art Association

Exhibitions have been at the core of the DCAA mission since its inception 82 years ago. The DCAA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Hudson Valley through the visual arts by fostering important and relevant visual expression. The annual schedule of exhibitions is a core component in their effort to champion artists and introduce contemporary work to the community.

DCAA’s story goes back to the 1840s, when leading professional families in Poughkeepsie built elegant town homes within walking distance of the city center, notably the Greek Revival brick townhouse at 55 Noxon Street. The Gilded Age, and another housing boom, brought Poughkeepsie banker Thomas Barrett and his wife, Kate, to the house in 1900. Their son, Thomas Weeks Barrett, Jr., was born in 1902. He attended Poughkeepsie schools discovered his love for art. After graduating from the art school of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Barrett worked in NYC as a commercial artist, creating this playing card design. It was the hard times of the Depression that made Barrett House what it is today. After the Crash of 1929, Barrett returned to his family home and set up shop on the 3rd floor.

The popular response to President Roosevelt’s unprecedented governmental support for the arts inspired Barrett to organize Dutchess County’s first art exhibition in 1934 at the Luckey Platt Department Store in Poughkeepsie. Over 2,000 visitors attended on the opening day. Buoyed by the show’s success, Barrett and his colleagues founded the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935. DCAA continues their work today. They present cutting-edge art in Barrett’s boyhood home, keeping alive the spirit of creativity in our Hudson Valley community.

For more information, contact info@barrettartcenter.org.

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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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