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Young At Art (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Young At Art (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking young artists who would like to present their work in their upcoming December exhibition, Young at Art. Pieces must have been created while the artist was 18 years of age and under.

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Deadline: 2 Dec 2019

No entry fee is required. Up to three different artworks may be submitted. Detailed images of submitted works may be included.
 It is preferable that artworks are for sale.

Accepted artists will be notified by Wednesday, December 4th, 2019.
 Gallery-ready pieces should be delivered no later than Wednesday, December 11th, 2019.
 
 Opening reception is Saturday, December 14th, 2019.

 Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission on all sold artwork.

Young At Art Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Young at Art will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique Fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and welcome sincerely both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Small Works (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Small Works (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking artists who would like to present their work in the upcoming November exhibition, Small Works. Creators working in all media are welcome. Open to all themes. Pieces must be no larger than 9” x 12” and must be priced to sell at under $150.

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Deadline: 18 Oct 2019

A non-refundable entry fee of $20 is required for up to three different artworks.  
Detailed images of submitted works may be included at no additional cost. It is preferable that artworks are for sale. Accepted artists will be notified by Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019.
 
 Gallery-ready pieces should be delivered to the gallery no later than Wednesday, October 30th, 2019.
 Opening reception is Saturday, November 9th, 2019. Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission on all sold artwork.

Small Works Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Small Works will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and sincerely welcome both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Fall International Online Exhibition 2019 (Online) – Call For Artists

Fall International Online Exhibition 2019 (Online) – Call For Artists

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters to apply to the Fall International Online Exhibition 2019, an exhibit honoring the best in oil and acrylic painting. NOAPS has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991.

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Deadline: 27 Oct 2019

This is an international juried online competition open to all artists 18 years of age and older working in oil and acrylic medium. There will be 150 artworks accepted into the show and eligible for awards. Current 2019 membership is not required before entering the Fall International Online Exhibition 2019.

Artwork must be original two dimensional with mediums limited to oil and acrylic paints. Works must be completed in the last three (3) years. Not previously accepted in any other NOAPS National Exhibit or NOAPS Online Exhibition. No minimum or maximum size.

Fall International Online Exhibition 2019 Artist Benefits

This contest supports the artists through price money, awards certificates, and social media exposure to a Facebook following of close to 8,000 artists and collectors. The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society is a non-profit arts organization that has been working to help artists gain recognition for their work for 27 years.

  • Best of Show: $1000
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $300
  • Best Landscape: $100
  • Best Still Life: $100
  • Best People: $100
  • Best Use of Light and Color: $100
  • Most Innovative: $100
  • Narrative Excellence: $100
  • Ten Non-Monetary: Award of Excellence Certificates
  • Ten Non-Monetary: Merit Award Certificates

The TOP 150 artists will be given recognition on the NOAPS website with artist name, artist website link, and image selected for this exhibit.

About National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society hosts four shows a year. Two shows are brick and mortar shows hosted by various prestigious galleries in the United States and known as the “Best of America” shows. Two shows are International Online Shows and draw submissions from artists all over the world.

In 2013 NOAPS started advertising its “Best of America” exhibitions in national art magazines along with marketing in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. These steps, along with the NOAPS blog and MailChimp email blasts now provide information on artists to collectors internationally.

For more information, contact kolorama@newageart.com.

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Curiosity (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

Curiosity (Woodstock, IL) – Call For Artists

J + K Isacson announces a call for artists for Curiosity, a five week national fine art exhibition focused on exploration of the unusual and the human need to discover.​​ Art can be a journey of exploration into the unfamiliar, or unknown, and has the power to introduce us to the new and unusual.​

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Deadline: 20 Nov 2019

Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores their own personal curiosities about themselves and the world or artwork that is, itself, an unusual curiosity. All mediums are welcomed for submission. ​As an artist, what intrigues you? Is your artwork a journal for your new experiences and obsessions? Show us how you have explored new experiences or ideas through your artwork. Exhibition curated by J + K Isacson in partnership with the Old Courthouse Arts Center.

Curiosity Artist Benefits

Best in show & Honorable mention awards presented opening night. Artists/artwork from the exhibition will receive promotion online and via promotional videos sent to mailing lists and shared on social media. Artists from exhibitions that go on to a museum location are encouraged to be in invitational versions of the exhibition. Steady foot traffic throughout the week. There is good traffic flow during this exhibition due to Woodstock’s Groundhog Day festivities, which brings in tourism.

Social Equity

J + K Isacson intentionally curates for inclusion. Some themes expressly highlight artists whose voices have not been heard, including artists from different ethnicities, psychological disorders, religions, gender identity, and sexual orientation. They seek to give a platform to artists whose style of artwork or whose personal characteristics have provided them with limited opportunity to show in all our exhibitions.

About J + K Isacson

J + K Isacson works with emerging, mid-career, and museum-exhibiting artists. J + K Isacson are curators for the exhibition, working in partnership with the Northern Area Arts Council and the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, IL. It overlooks historic Woodstock square, which you may recognize from the film Groundhog Day.

The Old Courthouse was constructed in 1857, a classic brick structure designed by one of the country’s most prominent architects, John Mills Van Osdel. The adjoining Sheriff’s House & Jail was built 30 years later. After 115 years as the focal point of McHenry County government, the county outgrew the buildings in 1972 and the complex was to be demolished for a parking lot. It was saved from the wrecker’s ball by Woodstock residents Cliff and Bev Ganschow. The Ganschows bought the buildings and began an extensive renovation program completed for American’s Bicentennial in 1976. Because of the buildings’ architectural and historical significance, both the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House & Jail are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

For more information, contact info@xculturearts.com.

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Volume 11 (Publication Opportunity) – Call For Artists

Volume 11 (Publication Opportunity) – Call For Artists

Apply to have your work considered in Volume 11 by Friend of the Artist (FOA). FOA is a quarterly book dedicated to elevating the work of emerging artists around the world. The publication releases every quarter and includes the work of artists who work in a variety of mediums. Accepted artists have a four-page spread of their work, information, and artist statement.

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Deadline: 13 Oct 2019

Submission fee: $30 for five images / $50 for five images and a book. Artists of all academic disciples are welcome to apply. This includes painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and performance art. Works must be submitted in a printable format.

Volume 11 will be guest juried by Anna Mikaela Ekstrand, Angeliki Kim Jonsson, and Adele Smejkal. It will be available in the FOA store and at online retailers including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Guest Jurors

  • Anna Mikaela Ekstrand, Editor-in-Chief Cultbytes and Independent Curator
  • Angeliki Kim Jonsson, Co-founder of Art/choke and founder of DYNAMISK
  • Adele Smejkal,  Co-founder of Art/Choke, Client Liason at Sotheby’s London, and founder of @as_artjournal

About Friend Of The Artist

Friend of The Artist is a print publication dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists from around the world. There is a copious amount of engaging and intelligent artwork. Because of an invisible gap between the academy and the art world, there is a limit to the opportunities artists have. The print and digital publications allow FOA to exhibit artists’ work in a broader context. They have the advantage of sparking worldwide conversations through our artist interviews. FOA is about engaging in meaningful dialogue around art in print.

For more information, contact contact@friendoftheartist.com.

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Expo 39 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

Expo 39 (Huntington, NY) – Call For Artists

b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 39. Artists may submit up to six images and/or two short videos. Accepted artists will show their work (between one and eight pieces) in a show at bj spoke gallery, Huntington, NY in March of 2020. Artists are expected to ship or deliver their work and insure it if desired. While there is no size limitation, the size of our gallery must dictate how many large works can be shown at once. There will be a reception.

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Deadline: 15 Nov 2019

Linda Kavaliunis, Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, will be the juror for Expo 39. Friends, family, and fans can enjoy the reception. b.j. spoke gallery makes every effort to have the show reviewed or mentioned in the news media in our area. They promote the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The b.j. spoke gallery online magazine will include a presentation and discussion of the show including whatever information we may obtain from the juror about how the show was chosen. Applying artists should be aware that sales of artwork are relatively infrequent. There are no awards.

About b.j. spoke gallery

b.j. spoke gallery is a not for profit artist cooperative with an educational and charitable mission. It has existed since 1975 and is one of a very few artist coops remaining and surviving on Long Island. The gallery produces a monthly online magazine that features information about our ongoing art shows and artists, poetry, book reviews, and articles of general interest to those in the arts. The gallery runs bimonthly artist discussion workshops, hosts a monthly open mic poetry event, and has hosted singer-songwriter events.

Community outreach efforts have included a small works fundraiser for VIBS (an organization for helping the survivors of family violence), several showings with FREE (an organization for emotionally disabled adults), and a yearly open call in which, for a small fee, all artists in the surrounding communities can join in a show where their works are shown intermingled with the works of the gallery artists with no jurying of submitted works.

For more information, contact liz.ehrlichman@bjspokegallery.com.

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Nature Of Being: Portraits (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Nature Of Being: Portraits (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking artists who would like to present their work in our upcoming August exhibition, Nature of Being: Portraits. Creators working in all media are welcome. Express your vision and interpretation of what makes a portrait of a living being, whether it is literal, realistic, representative of the spirit or soul, clinical, storybook, iconic, or fantastic. All themes receive due and equivocal consideration.

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Deadline: 29 Jul 2019

“I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.”
Frida Kahlo

Accepted artists will be notified by Wednesday, July 31st, 2019.
 Gallery-ready pieces should be delivered to the Gallery no later than Wednesday, August 7th, 2019.
 A non-refundable entry fee of $20 is required for up to three different artworks.  
Detailed images of submitted works may be included at no additional cost.
 It is preferable that artworks are for sale. Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission on all sold artwork.
 Opening reception is Saturday, August 10th, 2019.

 Please include contact information, artwork title, media, and dimensions with your submission.

Nature Of Being: Portraits Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Nature of Being: Portraits will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and sincerely welcome both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Central Avenue Artwork Installation 2019 (Jersey City, NJ) – Call For Artists

Central Avenue Artwork Installation 2019 (Jersey City, NJ) – Call For Artists

The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID) is seeking creative proposals for the Central Avenue Artwork Installation 2019. Selected artwork will be commissioned for installation late summer/ early fall and paid upon completion. All artists interested in participating must complete and adhere to the guidelines in the request for proposal. A hard copy of the application can also be obtained from the CASID office. It is a competitive process allowing all artwork and artists an equal opportunity to be selected.

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Deadline: 2 Aug 2019

Preference will be given to proposals that contain 1) original and well-executed use of Trompe l’oeil art technique involving realistic imagery that appears three dimensional and 2) artwork that references the rich history of the surrounding community (i.e. The Heights/ Jersey City/ Hudson County).

Central Avenue Artwork Installation 2019 Artist Benefits

Select artwork will be commissioned. Artists will be compensated as per written agreement. Fees range from $200 to $3,000. Artwork will be displayed prominently within the very busy Central Avenue shopping district which is centrally located in Hudson County (Population: 674,900). Artists will be featured on organization’s website and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Their contributions to Hudson County’s growing artist community will be recognized.

About The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID) was established to improve and preserve the traditional main street community in the heart of the Jersey City Heights (Central Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and North Street). Its mission is to make the district a center for shopping, dining, working, and living. It works to engage stakeholders, drive collective decision making, and supplement services to the district.

CASID has now commissioned nineteen art installations since 2009. It is seeking to do more. Local residents, businesses, and artists are working together to shape the outdoor art gallery along the Central Avenue shopping corridor which is adjacent to the Riverview Arts District in the Heights section of Jersey City. The outdoor art gallery has grown significantly where NJ.com recently shared a news story naming Central Avenue as “This one mile is the most eye-popping walk in Jersey City.”

For more information, contact dd@jcheights.com.

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What Do You Use For Calling Cards?

Calling cards, takeaways, handouts, exclusives – no matter what you call them, they help your patrons understand your identity and keep them coming back. It’s all in the important details, the signature things that your supporters find surprising and endearing. Whether you are preparing for a vendor event, exhibition, or an online storefront, try to think about the extras that would make it special for your supporters.

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Ideas for Calling Cards

  • Packaging: Consider how you can elevate your packaging and delivery – customize the box (something patrons can use in case they need to move or ship the item), add a personalized and signed thank you note, emboss, gold leaf, and detail the package.
  • Business cards: If you are going to go the extra mile and spend more on business cards, make sure that the concept aligns with your art. Although typically, a basic card size is all that is needed. Include your name, phone number, email address, and website. Remember to include white space to write additional details.
  • Signage: Banners, flags, and table covers are always important. Consider the height, having things at eye-level can catch the patron’s eyes more frequently. Draw the attention to your art.
  • Postcards: Believe it or not, some folks just don’t use the internet or email, try to make this an option for them. You want to be inclusive in your marketing. Even for those that are digital natives, receiving something of value in the snail mail can be a special occasion.
  • Gift tags: Most art is purchased as a gift for others. Make it easy for them by not having to also have to purchase a gift tag, card, box, or bag.
  • Return address labels: If you are mailing marketing or shipping artwork, you might want to add a unique identifier to the item. That way, the person doesn’t have to guess who or what they have received before needing to open it.
  • Certificates of Authenticity: Your art is special. Share with patrons how special it is with a letter of provenance. It elevates the art and provides another means for patrons to remember you. Remember to include the item’s description and story, your contact information, and personalized signature.

It is especially important to think about things that have value beyond one use items. For example, stamp a business card with a unique qualifier for an online storefront discount. Gift bags and totes can be re-used. Certificates of authenticity can be saved and framed with the artwork.

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You already have your artwork and know your details. Try incorporating them into your takeaways. Vistaprint has a range of products and services that can help you do just that. Business cards, banners, flyers, and printing services are available. All products have a wide possibility of standard formats to customization. Wizards take you through the process and you can save details for later use and second print runs. Often, there are discounts for return users and special sales throughout the year.

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Todd Hestand - Side ArtsTodd Hestand, Founder, Side Arts, is an independent artist and business adviser. For over eight years he has served as the Manager of the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy where he works with thousands of artists, crafters, and performers. His role includes individual consulting, teaching courses, and developing programs for entrepreneurially-minded artists. Click here to learn about consulting services.

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Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Deja 42 Art Gallery is looking for artists who would like to showcase their work in their upcoming July exhibition, Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths. Creators are encouraged to submit their interpretations and visions of superheroes, super villains, mutants, super powers, creatures, gods and goddesses, myths, and stories both ancient and current, urban legends, demons and angels, witches, wizards, warlocks, and good and evil.

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Deadline: 2 Jul 2019

“My theory about why people like superheroes is that when we were kids, we all loved to read fairy tales. Fairy tales are all about things bigger than life: Giants, witches, trolls, dinosaurs and dragons and all sorts of imaginative things. Then you get a little bit older and you stop reading fairy tales, but you don’t ever outgrow your love of them.”
Stan Lee

A non-refundable entry fee of $20 is required for up to three artworks. If you would like to include detail images of your work, those are excepted at no additional cost.
 Please include contact information, artwork title, media and dimensions with your submission. It is preferable that artworks are for sale. All hanging work must be suitably framed to a professional standard. Work must be wired and ready for hanging. Canvases should have neat gallery wrapped edges. Accepted artists will be notified by Friday, July 4th , 2019.
  Pieces must be delivered to the gallery no later than Wednesday, July 10th, 2019. Deja 42 Art Gallery retains a 40% commission to gallery on all sold artwork.
 Opening reception is Saturday, July 13th, 2019.

Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths Artist Benefits

Chosen artists for Metahumans, Monsters, and Myths will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 60% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from both locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and sincerely welcome both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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