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Regional Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

Regional Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

Emerging and progressive artists from throughout the southeast are invited to apply to Dogwood Arts’ 2018 Regional Art Exhibition. This prestigious exhibition will take place June 1-30, 2018 at the Dogwood Arts Gallery in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 2 Mar 2018

This year, artist and curator Leigh Suggs will jury the Regional Art Exhibition. Over $2,000 will be awarded in prize monies to participating artists. There is an application fee and online form. Dogwood Arts will promote the exhibition through their social media channels totaling over 20,000 followers. Individual artist profiles may be produced for traditional TV spots and a Vimeo channel.

About Dogwood Arts

Dogwood Arts‘ mission is to promote the art, culture, and natural beauty of their region. Dogwood Arts strives to connect artists with opportunities. During the month of June, they provide a multi-faceted platform for both emerging and established regional artists to share their work, meet their peers, and advance their creative talents. They work with over 1,420 artists throughout the year on eighteen unique programs. Dogwood Arts plant over 900 dogwood trees on trails and by-ways annually. They work with over 750 volunteers at the popular music festival, Rhythm N’ Blooms. Dogwood Arts awards over $350,000 in scholarships to youth artists.  While the Dogwood Arts Gallery is relatively new, they curate monthly events related to diverse programming.

For more information, contact kcreason@dogwoodarts.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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All Paintings – Call For Artists

All Paintings – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 6th Annual International 2018 All Paintings Online Art Competition to be held from December 31st, 2017 to January 28th, 2018. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D artists.

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Deadline: 29 Jan 2018

All Paintings will be judged on painting and drawing artwork only. Awards will be given for the top five to eight works selected. In addition to the winning images, Honorable Recognition awards will be presented. Winners will be announced on February 13th, 2018. Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online and marketing services.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants, today. To further expose these talented artists, CAGOnline has created CAGO Media. CAGO Media has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public.

CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by programming radio and TV shows. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly with 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the business of art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), whom discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists, discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candidly looking at their work. Finally every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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Abstract Art Competition – Call For Artists

Abstract Art Competition – Call For Artists

International Gallery of the Arts announces a call for artists for their 3rd annual Abstract Art Competition. Open to all international artists.

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Deadline: 23 Dec 2017

Entry Fees: $15.00 USD for 1-3 Images / $25 for 4-6 Images.

Accepted entries will be showcased in the upcoming online 3rd annual Abstract Art Exhibition on January 1st, 2018. The artwork, name and contact information of the artists will be featured in the art exhibit. The top winners will receive solo promotion, a feature in Exquisite Arts Magazine, and social media blasts.

About the International Gallery of the Arts

The International Gallery of the Arts (IGOA) is an online art gallery catered to highlighting and promoting artists. Their intentions are to assist artists achieve brand awareness and additional marketing exposure by showcasing their work. It is their mission to provide artists with maximum outlets of exposure. This is accomplished through online art exhibitions, a digital arts magazine, industry connections, participation at local shows, and advertisement campaigns. Through our exhibitions, digital publication, and business partnerships, IGOA is promoted to millions of people every month through various social media networks.

For more information, contact contact@international-gallery.org.

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LUX Center For The Arts Residency – Call For Artists

LUX Center For The Arts Residency – Call For Artists

The LUX Center for the Arts Residency in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently accepting applications. One position is available in metals, fibers, painting, drawing, or mixed media.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2017

The start date is August 1st. Residencies are normally one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Summer residences are also available.

LUX Center for the Arts Residency benefits:

  • All residents receive free studio space, 24-hour access, and use of equipment in the studio area.
  • Residents have priority for paid, on-site teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults.
  • Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, ceramics, or metalsmithing have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus. Classes are held at the LUX.
  • All residents are offered general representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency.
  • Residents who have a year or longer residency are offered an exhibition at the conclusion of their residency.
  • Access to ceramics materials and firings at no cost.
  • The opportunity to buy other materials from the LUX at cost.

About the LUX Center for the Arts

LUX Center for the Arts is a non-profit which brings art to the community. Their mission is to enhance the lives of a diverse public through art education. They provide learning opportunities in contemporary art and fine craft through hands-on art classes, residency programs, interactive exhibitions, historical displays, and community outreach.

LUX fills a gap in art education in schools, serves disadvantaged youth, and provides outreach to the community. Students of all ages and skill levels work in professional quality studios to learn about art by making it through guided experimentation and looking at it in the galleries. LUX follows national standards for art education. They provide tools and materials for creating paintings, weavings, photography, prints, and ceramics. They host a professional artist-in-residence program.

As a tool for teaching the public about art and as a source of revenue, LUX provides educational exhibitions in galleries that specialize in contemporary art and fine craft media (prints, photos, clay, glass, wood, fiber, and metal). The galleries and the historical displays provide a venue for tourism and economic development.

Gladys M. Lux donated the building for the Lux Center. She left her unique collections of 1,700 dolls, 500 prints, and antique paper weights. LUX gives the public insight into these objects, the collector, and their historical significance.

For more information, contact katelyn@luxcenter.org.

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Art Of Music – Call For Artists

Art Of Music – Call For Artists

Beauty Art Gallery announces a call for artists, 18 years old and above, to submit artwork to the Art of Music juried exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 04-15-2017

Most of us love music, musicians, musical themes, instruments, social experiences of music and so forth. What happens when visual artists depict how music feels or what it means to them? Can your art express the nuances of music? Humankind has a long history of artistic expression. Archaeologists trace these activities to the Paleolithic era with cave paintings and bone flutes dating to about 38,000 BCE. That is a long history and perhaps explains our compulsion to create and admire these forms. The Art of Music exhibition seeks the visual expression of actions, feelings, and moods inspired by music, lyrics, and musical performances.

Entry Fee is $30 for 2 pieces. A third piece may be entered for additional $10. Exhibition juror is Nathan Durnin.

Awards of cash, merchandise, and publicity have a cumulative cash value of more than $1,000. Each award also includes a merit certificate.

  • First Award is $250
  • Second Award is $150 each
  • 3rd Award is $75
  • Juror’s Award for Excellence is $100
  • People’s Choice Award is $50
  • Delaware County Symphony 2017-2018 Season Theme Image Award
  • Honorable Mentions: $50 gift certificate

One work will be selected by DCS’ Brochure Committee for use (via digital format) in a year-long promotion for DCS’ next season. The work and artist will be recognized in a press release and photo, on the website, and in brochures. The artist will also receive a pair of tickets to the season.

About Beauty Art Gallery

At Beauty Art Gallery in Newtown Square, PA, you will find an evolving array of contemporary artist paintings, wall art, and unique gifts. The gallery represents more than 90 artists, fine craftsmen, designers, and small manufacturers of beautiful, funky, and artful things. Month to month, you will find the works of many contemporary artists featured in creative combinations with striking décor, vintage, and up-cycled furnishings. They mount three to four exhibitions annually. Many of the artists specialize in abstract oil paintings or expressionistic works. The gallery has found cityscapes of Philadelphia, modern seascapes, and rural landscapes to be popular among their clients. The juried exhibitions bring in a variety of subjects and styles including primitive and outsider art, works on paper, mixed media, and traditional works. Beyond contemporary artist paintings, they offer art glass, ceramics, sculpture, fabric art, and handmade jewelry.

For more information, contact paula@beautyartgallery.net.

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Colors Of The Night – Call For Artists

Colors Of The Night – Call For Artists

Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming 2017 national juried fine art exhibition, Colors of the Night at Mills Pond Gallery.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Jun 2017

Exhibition Dates: August 19 -Sept. 30

Juror/Judge Tim Newton. This exhibition/competition will encompass all varieties of nocturnal art including twilight/dusk, dawn, urban, interiors, landscapes, and figures. No subject is off limits. Judging will be based on originality/creativity, good design, and skillful execution within your medium. Open to USA artists age 18 or older. All media considered except photography and computer generated art. Entry fee $45 for up to three images.

Colors Of The Night awards:

  • $1,000 Best of Show
  • $500 Second Place
  • $250 Third Place.

Selected artists will have their work posted on the Smithtown Township Arts Council website and in the gallery. The exhibition will be widely marketed on Long Island and in NY press.

About Smithtown Township Arts Council

Smithtown Township Arts Council is a 501 c 3 non profit organization. Proceeds from entry fees are invested back into local communities to present art exhibits, teach art classes, and present art programs. The gallery is in a historic building which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Smithtown Township Arts Council exists to integrate the arts into the fabric of everyday life on Long Island. A fundamental goal of this organization is to show how the arts inspire, educate, cause positive change, and generally improve the quality of life for the residents of the communities we serve.

Adding an important dimension to our lives, the arts make us unique, record our lives, provide forum for debate, improve education, create community engagement, and encourage multicultural expression. The Historic Mills Pond House provides a creative outlet and the opportunity to experience, investigate, and discover contemporary art cultural issues which are engaging and relevant to the public’s daily lives and civic responsibilities. The Arts Council offers programs for families and children that invite active and collaborative learning through the arts. They engage participants in arts experiences that connect them to the performers and creative minds who enrich their lives.

For more information, contact gallery@stacarts.org.

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Taos Art Museum August Night 2017 – Call For Artists

The Taos Art Museum at Fechin House announces a call for artists for August Night 2017, an exhibition and auction. For more than a decade, this annual juried exhibition has attracted collectors from across the US.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

August Night 2017 will showcase art that is inspired by the legacy of the renowned Russian émigré painter Nicolai Fechin, the heritage of the Taos Society of Artists, and the creative heritage of the Southwest.

Eligible media:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Small sculpture

This year’s jurors are Dustin Belyeu, Director and Robert Carr, Assistant Director, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Accepted artwork will be promoted in the Museum’s press and program literature and online. Artwork will be on display in the historic Fechin Studio starting in June and sold at the festive August Night 2017 party and auction on August 26.

Taos Art Museum August Night 2017 - Call For Artists

About Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House is housed in the adobe home and studio that was hand-crafted by the renowned Russian émigré artist Nicolai Fechin from 1927 to 1933. Drawing on the crafts from his Russian childhood, Fechin hand-carved all the woodwork in the house and studio, from doors, lintels, posts, and corbels, to cabinets, chairs, benches, and cabinets, in an elegant harmony of Russian, Hispanic, Pueblo, and Art Deco styles that influenced Southwestern design forever after. The property is listed on both State and National Registers of Historic Places.

For an artist who met with international success early in his career and maintained a lifelong reputation as one of the finest portrait artists of his time, Nicolai Ivanovich Fechin (1881 – 1955) was an extremely private, retiring man. His emotive, vivid, and idiosyncratic art is based on a very personal frame of reference, even at its most academic. His practice was a blend of the finest Beaux Arts tradition of 19th-Century academic training and the personal intensity of a solitary individual.

The Museum’s art collection focuses on paintings of the Taos Society of Artists (1915-1927) and Taos Moderns. The patio garden and studio provide quiet space for reflection and inspiration. It features a free treasure hunt for children and project centers in the historic studio for visitors who wish to respond to the Museum with their own creative expression. The Museum is on the main thoroughfare through Taos within easy walking distance of the entire Historic District. Admission to Studio, Museum Store, garden, and grounds are free. Low admission to House includes exhibitions and tours.

About Nedra Matteucci Galleries

Since its founding in 1972, Nedra Matteucci Galleries has sought to expand and refine its diverse collection of important paintings and sculpture. Today, the gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century American art. This includes the Taos Society of Artists, artists of the American West, and masters of American Impressionism and Modernism. Leading contemporary painters and sculptors that represent modern western art comprise a key component of the galleries’ comprehensive collection.

For more information, contact director@taosartmuseum.org.

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Somerville Arts And Crafts Fair – Call For Artists

JC Promotions (JC) announces a call for artists for the Somerville Arts and Crafts Fair. The space sizes are 10” W x 12” D. Vehicle parking is available.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Apr 2017

This is a juried event. The jury requires five photos of your work and one to two of your outdoor set up (digital images preferred). White or light beige canopies required. Absolutely no retail, buy and sell, or imported items are allowed. This is strictly for artisans who create their own work. If you are a returning exhibitor to JC’s juried events, then you do not have to be re-juried unless you have changed the items you are selling.

Somerville Arts And Crafts Fair artist benefits

JC’s arts and crafts fairs are held in upscale communities in order to match the ideal customer to the event. Find top-notch artisans from the tri-state area that feature arts, handcrafted items, and photography at JC’s juried arts and crafts festivals. Artisans are assured that JC will not comprise the integrity of juried events by bringing in non-conforming exhibitors. JC will promote artist participation in our event with a picture of the craft or art on the JC event website. They will notify the public that you will be attending the particular event.

Somerville Arts And Crafts Fair - Call For Artists

JC Promotions has been in business for over 30 years. It is a professional event planning company that produces a variety of community events throughout New Jersey. As producers of arts, crafts, and photography shows, street fairs and festivals, and flea markets and collectible shows, JC has something special going on every weekend. JC has a well-known reputation for their outstanding event advertising and professional signage. JC produces a multiplicity of events and each one features a particular category of vendor. Whenever JC hosts a fine arts and crafts event, it will be noted in the title of the event. These are juried by a professional committee.

For more information, contact events@jcpromotions.info.

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Skopelos Greek Island Artist Residencies – Call For Artists

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts is looking for adventurous artists that want to immerse themselves in and create from the Greek culture. They offer Skopelos Greek island artist residencies in ceramics, painting, printmaking, and sculpting from March through December.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 29 Dec 2017

Skopelos is a unique island with the contrast of light and color. It is the greenest island located in the Northern Sporades. The locals add to the extraordinary flavor of the island. The Foundation is set up to offer artist’s residencies from March through December. The Foundation requires a minimum of a two week stay and all applications are approved by the Board of Directors.

The artists that have worked at the studio range from newly graduated to mid-career. The Board of Directors looks at a range of things including ability to be independent, the project is not something that the artists would normally do, and it pertains to the culture in some way (it could be color, light, history, mythology, natural surroundings, and so forth.).

In 2000, a traditional Greek kiln was built on the Foundation property, so that people could experience ceramics the way the Greeks had done it for centuries. The ceramics area is open raw space with a gorgeous view of the neighboring island, Alonnisos. There is an electric kiln and wheel on site and a wood-burning kiln. The Foundation is affiliated with Nikos Rodios, who is a world renowned potter. He is known for his patented firing technique that creates a beautiful onyx which he applies to his work modeled after ancient utilitarian pieces.

The printmaking facilities overlook the Aegean Sea, with lots of windows so that the artists always see the light and the constantly changing colors of the water. The studio has state-of-the-art equipment so it can accommodate beginners to the most advanced.

About Skopelos

The Greek culture is one of generosity, kindness, and togetherness. The Greeks are happiest when everyone is included. If you sit down to a meal with a group of people, you don’t leave until everybody is ready to leave. In this social climate, people go out together for coffee, dinner, or drinks. When you walk downtown to drink coffee, you might find a laborer, mayor, lawyer, and carpenter all sitting at the same table, enjoying each other’s company. Their views matter, not their educational level, background, or income. In Skopelos, people can leave their stress behind and be themselves. The atmosphere is relaxed and the common phrase is ‘siga, siga’ — ‘slowly, slowly.”

Skopelos is a place that takes the imagination beyond what one thinks is possible if you allow it. It is for the flexible adventurer that wants to create and be engulfed by the Greek culture. If you want to have an experience you will never forget come work on your own or with other artists at the Skopelos Greek island artist residencies.

Skopelos Greek Island Artist Residencies

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About the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts was established as a non-profit organization in 1999 by the Founder, Gloria Carr. The mission of the Foundation is to promote the visual, performing, literary, and education in the arts through cultural exchanges. Guided by the Hellenic history and culture, the Foundation promotes artistic dialogue between the Greek, American, and international artists. It offers Skopelos Greek island artist residencies

The Foundation has a Board of Directors which is made up of business people, artists, and university professors from Washington, DC, Chicago, and New York. It is affiliated with some of the top Universities including George Mason University, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Corcoran School of Art/GW, Pratt Institute, The University of Florida, and The University of Michigan School of Art + Design.

For more information, contact info@skopart.org.

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