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Loring Park Art Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Loring Park Art Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Artists For Artists announces a call for artists for the Loring Park Art Festival 2019, a high quality, juried festival held in beautiful Loring Park near downtown Minneapolis, MN. Stunning gardens and abundant trees throughout the park create an idyllic setting for art, music, and food. Booths circle a large pond with ample spaces for display.​

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Deadline: 15 Mar 2019

Artists For Artists presents the exceptional art of 140 selected artists, performances of music and dance, and entertainment. They are planning for sunny skies with a cool breeze in Loring Park on July 27 and 28, 2019.  The formal garden will be in full bloom and there will be a variety of food available. The show is organized by Artists For Artists, not a business association or civic organization. They are exhibiting artists who know what artists need to be successful.

About Artists For Artists

Artists for Artists’ mission is to provide an aesthetic place for local and regional artists to exhibit and sell their art, provide an entertaining event for the community, feature a beautiful park in an urban setting to the wider metro area, and promote and support ethnic diversity in the exhibiting visual arts.

For more information, contact info@loringparkartfestival.com.

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Greek Island Residency – Call For Artists

Greek Island Residency – Call For Artists

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (SkopArt) located on the Greek Island of Skopelos is offering artist residencies for 2019. Greek Island Residency studios are equipped for painters, printmakers, ceramicists, digital photographers, and videographers. Residencies are from two to four weeks from April-October. Perched high above the Aegean Sea, find a welcome respite from the hurly-burly world. Feel freedom to work in one of the best equipped studios in Europe. Experience the food, history, landscape, music, and the welcoming people of the island.

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Deadline: Ongoing

A Greek Island Residency has much to offer all ages and needs. A younger artist may need to boost their resume. Another may be working on a deadline for a project and require the time to work alone and concentrate on their project. Others may need time away from their culture and environment to find a different form of inspiration. Some bring friends or families so they may spend their free time in other pursuits. Others enjoy the exchanges that occur with artists working in the studio in different mediums or sometimes the same medium.

The journey to the island on the hydrofoil or ferry presents all residents with a 2-1/2 hour experience that is relaxing to the spirit and visually exciting as one leaves the shore and first arrives at the Port of Skiathos. It then continues for another hour to the Port of Skopelos. The quaint villages with red tile and slate roofs dot the mountains. The lush pine forests of Skopelos are in view. The coves and beaches tucked away from full view stir the imagination and call for exploration. The Skopelos staff will greet residents at the port and make sure their needs are provided as they make their way the short distance to their lodgings and the studio. The staff at Skopelos wishes the residents to find freedom to explore, experiment, and expand their artistic expressions.

Greek Island Residency Artist Benefits

A workshop is offered in painting, drawing, printmaking, and book arts on July 8-20, 2019. It is designed for all levels. The workshop begins in the historic Plaka district in Athens then continues to Skopelos Island. The instructors, Beth Curren, Carolee Jakes, and Cindy Tidler, are accomplished artists from the Washington, DC area. They have been resident artists at The Skopelos Foundation in past years. Their expertise in travel to Greece will assure participants a great creative experience.

About The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts

SkopArt’s location on a Greek Island midway between Athens and Thessaloniki in the Aegean Sea is called the green island because of the lush pine forests that meet the sea and natural springs that they say come from Mount Olympus. In spring, the pastures are awash with a varied palette of wildflowers. Goats and sheep graze on the mountains. Valleys are dotted with grapes and olive trees. Winter can be harsh with fierce winds. Some years, snow is heavy and welcome rains that replenish the water supply.

People have inhabited the island from around 2800-2000 B.C. On the area of Sendouka are found what look to be chiselled graves from what is said to be neolithic times but this is argued. Myths flourish from those times and continue today with all sorts of ways to do things especially to keep the evil eye away. Through the ages pirates, Romans, and Venetians often plundered the island until Turkish rule, though there was never a Turkish settlement on the island. Roman and Venetian ruins can still be found. In the 1960s, the state supported the development of the neighboring island of Skiathos, but it was left alone. In the 1980s, the town came under an order of preservation which has kept the village unchanged and is of extraordinary beauty.

For more information, contact info@skopart.org.

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2019 Visual Art Open Prize – Call For Artists

2019 Visual Art Open Prize – Call For Artists

Black Mango announces a call for artists for the 2019 Visual Art Open Prize. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector.

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2019

Cost – £15.00 per submission. £10.00 for entrants under 24 years old.

There are six categories: painting / mixed media / printmaking, illustration / drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, and young artist (under 24).

The overall winner of the 2019 Visual Art Open Prize will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works, commercial mentoring package, and stand space at Chester Art Fair 2020. £250.00 will be awarded for each winning category. The majority of applications will be published across social media platforms helping to promote artists further.

About Black Mango

Black Mango are experts in events management and experience concepts. Delivering a unique event for each guest is their raison d’être. From one goose-bump inducing surprise to the next, they create memorable experiences. Experiences designed to engage, strengthen ties, and build loyalty to you. Their goal is to make your organisation better, by developing dynamic solutions to your event challenges. Challenges as complex as concept development, communication, logistics, production, and travel organisation.

For more information, contact info@visualartopen.com.

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2018 Fall International Online Exhibition – Call For Artists

2018 Fall International Online Exhibition – Call For Artists

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites painters to apply to the 2018 Fall International Online Exhibition, honoring the best in oil and acrylic painting. This is a juried online competition open to artists 18 years of age and older working in oil and acrylic medium. 150 artworks will be accepted into the show and are eligible for awards.

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Deadline: 4 Nov 2018

Artwork must be original two dimensional, completed in the last three (3) years, and not previously accepted in any other NOAPS national exhibit or NOAPS online exhibition. No minimum or maximum size.

2018 Fall International Online Exhibition 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. NOAPS is a non-profit arts organization that has been working to help artists gain recognition for their work for 27 years.

Prizes

  • 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, website link, and image selected for this exhibit.

About The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society has been showcasing the talents of oil and acrylic painters since 1991. They host four shows a year. Two shows are brick and mortar shows hosted by various prestigious galleries in the United States, known as the “Best of America” shows. Two shows are international online shows including entries from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, China, Russia, India, the Netherlands, and Japan.

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 provide information and exposure of artists to collectors internationally.

For more information, contact kolorama@newageart.com.

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Alexander Rutsch Award – Call For Artists

Alexander Rutsch Award – Call For Artists

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 10th biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibition and be categorized as paintings.

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Deadline: 25 Jan 2019

Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor this competition and award honoring the memory and artistic achievement of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916 – 1997). Rutsch actively supported Pelham Art Center for more than 25 years. After his death, friends, family, and supporters established a generous fund to support a biennial, open, juried competition in painting.

Rutsch’s work, as seen through his mastery of various art forms – sculpture, painting, print-making, and drawing – has been described as “vibrating showers of lines, bold geometries, wounded anatomically rambling scrap-wood skeletons, enigmatic totem figures, and congregations of fetishized, domesticated, and recycled rubbish heaps [that] conspire to a fantasy of Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, Fauvism, Cobra, and Primitivism.”

Rutsch’s pieces, as described by Emily Genauer, impart silence and the monumentality of primitive statuary. His sculptures are stylized to abstract construction made of “found” objects, welded and reshaped into bronze figures and animals of uncommon wit, airy grace, and individuality. His portraits are crisp, intense, spare linear characterizations that convey empathy. Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor a competition and award to honor the memory and artistic achievement of Alexander Rutsch.

The Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition program continues Rutsch’s belief that art transcends all of our humanity. Rutsch saw art as “the stone in the water sending ripples throughout the universe.” His extraordinary work, rich in the celebration of life and our shared human experiences, is included in many of public and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Alexander Rutsch Award Previous Winners

  • 2017: Sammy Chong
  • 2015: Lindy Chambers
  • 2013: Siobhan McBride
  • 2011: Nina Rizzo
  • 2009: Tracy Miller
  • 2007: Liang Guo
  • 2005: Dorothy Robinson
  • 2003: Mitchell Marco
  • 2001: Frank Trankina

The winner receives a solo exhibition on May 3 – June 22, 2019 and $5,000 cash award. On May 3rd, there will be a well publicized exhibition opening at Pelham Art Center. Over 1500 postcards are mailed out. The audience at the exhibition openings is generally over 100 people from Westchester and NYC.

About Pelham Art Center

Pelham Art Center (PAC) is a non-profit educational and cultural institution committed to providing public access to see, study, and experience the arts; foster lifelong arts appreciation; and strengthen the community. The Art Center was founded in 1970 and serves more than 16,000 people each year.

Pelham Art Center aims to provide art access to everyone. Along with the public programming PAC offers an affordable membership program to individuals, seniors, art educators, and families. Memberships provide further discounts on classes, workshops, and the Artisan Craft Marketplace. Higher levels of membership include invitations to exclusive art access with behind the scenes VIP art experiences. These experiences include a private artist studio tour, curator lead museum tour, viewing a private collection/artist home, and special access to an Art Fair during Armory Week. All events are lead with Executive Director, Charlotte Mouquin.

For more information, contact anki@pelhamartcenter.org.

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Pescatori Di Porte – Call For Artists

Pescatori Di Porte – Call For Artists

The Cultural Association Tambuca announces a call for artists for  Pescatori di Porte. a painting competition designed to decorate the fishermen’s gates behind the new Fish Market in Viareggio, Tuscany. The decorations will be planned for the spring 2019. It is a permanent exhibition in the open air, a gift to the sea and its keepers. The theme is: A portal in the belly of Viareggio.

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Deadline: 15 Feb 2019

The aim of Pescatori Di Porte is redeveloping an area of the port of Viareggio adjacent to the new fish market while promoting contemporary art. The area in question is that of the sheet metal warehouses of the Cittadella dei Pescatori that lead to the port. Specifically, the corrugated metal warehouses overhead doors.

The competition is open to artists  age of 16 and older. The participation of under 18 artists is bound to the authorization of those who exercise parental authority. In particular, the competition is aimed at artistic high schools and fine arts academies of the territory and independent artists.

The jury is composed of 14 members among artists, curators and personalities known in the Tuscan territory. The fundamental criteria for selection will be quality, research, originality, and contemporaneity as well as the creativity of the artwork proposed and consistency with the proposed theme. There will be no limitations of technique or style, as long as it’s a work of painting as faithful as possible to the result of the realization on the sheet metal door. Pictorial work means any use or manual intervention with oil, tempera, acrylic, industrial paint, ink, engraving, graphite, watercolor, or vinyl on any type of substrate. Even if pre-printed, the concept must be reproduced in a faithful way with enamel brush on corrugated metal support. The size of each work must be 50 x 60 cm in horizontal orientation.

Pescatori Di Porte Artist Benefits

For the year 2019, 7 of 35 gates will be decorated. The competition includes the selection of 30 finalist artworks. They will be exhibited in a group exhibition at Villa Paolina, Viareggio (Tuscany). Six winners will have the opportunity to realize their decoration on the doors of the fishermen’s warehouses. The winners will be entitled to one week of free accommodation and published in the catalog.

About Cultural Association Tambuca

The mission of Tambuca is  to enhance art as creative communication. Art is seen and experienced by artists and through a technical and practical value. The goal is to create a center for artistic aggregation, a real school in the manner of old “ateliers”, where you can acquire technical skills through academic courses and discover your soul movements through unconventional and atypical courses, utilizing the exchange, communication, and sharing of projects and revolutions.

It is a place where art is breathed in the air, where it is possible to bring one’s dreams with the certainty of finding fertile ground for their fulfillment, and where an idea can become a common movement and an ideal. Tambuca is a place open to the city and to the global tourists whom arrive in Versilia. The Tambúca Cultural Association promotes historical-artistic heritage, starting from the conception and realization of didactic to tourist routes. The editorial promotes the memory of the territory through its monuments, its past, contemporary artists, and historical places. Tambuca offers cultural events and gatherings, exhibitions, workshops, and artist residencies.

For more information, contact info@tambucaversilia.it.

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Public Art Installations 2018 – Call For Artists

Public Art Installations 2018 – Call For Artists

The Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation is seeking creative proposals for public art installations 2018 within the Central Avenue shopping district. Selected artwork will be commissioned for installation late summer/ early fall. Paid upon completion. 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).

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Deadline: 3 Aug 2018

Select artwork for the public art installations 2018 will be commissioned and artists compensated as per written agreement. Fee range from $200 to $3,000. Artwork will be displayed prominently within the Central Avenue shopping district which is centrally located in Hudson County. Population: 674,900. Selected artwork will be part of the daily lives for many local residents. They will experience the murals each time they visit their main street for regular needs such as shopping, dining, banking, and visiting doctor’s offices. Artists will be featured on organization’s website and social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) where their contributions to Hudson County’s growing artist community will be recognized.

About Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation

The mission of the Central Avenue Special Improvement District Management Corporation (CASID) is to guide and promote the positive social growth and economic revitalization occurring in the City of Jersey City. They provide supplemental management, maintenance, and improvements to the Central Avenue business district also known as the Central Avenue Special Improvement District (Central Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and North Street).

CASID has commissioned eighteen 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. This is adjacent to the Riverview Arts District in the Heights section of Jersey City.

For more information, contact dd@jcheights.com.

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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.

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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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