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The Big Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

The Big Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Art Center Sarasota announces a call for artists for their next exhibition, The Big Show. On view from July 16 – August 21, 2020. Art Center Sarasota invites contemporary artists to submit up to 3 works for considering in Sarasota’s open, all media, all subjects, national juried exhibition. This exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to see the diverse artistic mediums and enormous talent of today’s artists. This exhibition will fill all four galleries.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 27 Jun 2020

Every artist who submits to this juried exhibition is eligible for awards. The juror will review online submissions for entry, then select awards after viewing the work in person in early July.

Juror: Danny Olda, Manager of Curatorial Programs, Content and Engagement at Creative Pinellas. Danny is an art critic, editor, and independent curator.

The Big Show Prizes

  • First Prize – $1,500
  • Second Prize – $1,00
  • Third Prize – $500
  • 2 Merit Awards -$250 each
  • Special Award – $100

About Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota is a community art center, free, and open to the public. Their mission is to provide Sarasota with opportunities for creative expression and art appreciation through art education, exhibitions, and cultural programs.

Art Center Sarasota is a member-based organization that engages the entire artistic community by providing educational programs and exhibitions to local and regional artists and those who simply enjoy the visual arts.

The Center’s exhibitions program shows contemporary works in its three curated galleries, designed to inspire and challenge the viewer. The large atrium gallery is dedicated to showcasing the Sarasota and region’s talented artists in juried competitions.

For more information, contact danielle@artsarasota.org.

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International Open Juried Exhibition (Toronto, ON) – Call For Artists

International Open Juried Exhibition (Toronto, ON) – Call For Artists

The Society of Canadian Artists announces a call for entry for their annual 52nd International Open Juried Exhibition. This exhibition will be held at the Papermill Art Gallery, Todmorden Mills, in Toronto, ON from August 10 to September 8, 2020.

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Deadline: 3 Jul 2020

We continue to live in uncertain times. Currently, there is no guarantee that the Papermill Gallery will be open on these dates. The Society of Canadian Artists remains confident, but may have to modify this show to a virtual exhibition on their website. Prizes will be awarded as committed. The show will be on the website for 3 months. However and in this situation, works would only be available for sale through the artist.

International Open Juried Exhibition Awards

  • Mary Pratt Crystal Award: $1,000 and Crystal Bowl
  • Duggan Canadian Landscape Award: $1000
  • First Award of Excellence: $1,000
  • Second Award of Excellence: $500
  • 2 Awards of Merit: $250 each

About the Society of Canadian Artists

The Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) is a national, non-profit artists’ organization dedicated to expanding the visibility and stature of the visual arts. SCA has representation in all of the visual arts media. They respect their historical roots, are aware of the current world, and are future-minded.

Officially founded in 1972 (although germinating since 1957), the Society of Canadian Artists was born to foster and celebrate the visual arts in Canada. They are a collection of some of the country’s most committed traditional and new media artists.

For more information, contact exhibition-open@societyofcanadianartists.com.

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Laguna Beach Open 2020 (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Laguna Beach Open 2020 (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery is seeking artworks for the Laguna Beach Open 2020 all media exhibition in Laguna Beach. There is no theme for this call for artists. This call for art is open to all local, national, international, professional, and amateur artists working in the disciplines of acrylic, airbrush, assemblage, charcoal, color pencil, collage, digital art, drawings, encaustic, fiber art, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, painting, pastel, photography (traditional and digital), and watercolor. No jewelry or sculpture for this exhibition.

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Deadline: 5 Apr 2020

No limitation on sizes of work. Works over 60 inches are costly for shipping. Manageable sizes are recommended.

Artists whose work is selected for this open theme exhibition will have their work displayed in one of the premiere locations in Laguna Beach. Las Laguna Gallery is a must stop for the many tourists that visit Laguna Beach in search of contemporary and fine art. The gallery takes part in the Laguna Beach ArtWalk. Visitors use the trolley system to visit member galleries for the ArtWalk.

About Laguna Beach

With more than 100 art galleries and artist studios to explore, you’ll come to understand why Laguna Beach is a beloved “art colony.” In fact, the area was discovered by artists. In the late 1800s, visitors were making an annual pilgrimage through the canyons to camp at Laguna Beach each summer. By 1903, painters like Norman St. Clair were visiting from San Francisco, attracted to the landscape and light only found on the coast of Laguna. Like tourists of any era, St. Clair returned home with glowing reports and landscape paintings that led his artist friends to follow him south.

It wasn’t long before plein air (meaning, painting outdoors) artists like William Wendt and Frank Cuprien moved to Laguna Beach. Within a few years, Laguna Beach had a permanent population of about 300 people – half of whom were artists.

About Las Laguna Gallery

Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally, and internationally through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and live music in the fire-side theatre Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Open: No Theme – Call for Artists

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work to an open themed call for entry to A Smith Gallery.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 19 Oct 2015

o – pen | no theme : wide, uncluttered, expansive, emptied, unimpeded, unobstructed, clear, spacious, unbarred.

The entry fee is $30 for the first 5 images and $6 for each additional image. Fifty five to sixty images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from November 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016. Receptions will be held on November 28 and December 26 both from 4 to 7pm. A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.

Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 and an exhibition catalogue for Director’s Award, five Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue, and $100 for Visitors’ Choice Award.

Juror will be Dan Burkholder.

A Smith Gallery exhibits and sells the work of traditional, alternative and mobile photographers working with a wide range of cameras and printing processes.

For more information, contact amanda@asmithgallery.com.

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