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Paperworks 2024 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Paperworks 2024 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] bj spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Paperworks 2024, an online international juried competition.

The competition is for artists who use paper as their primary medium or create artworks made on, of, or about paper including cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, or as the subject of a video and installation.

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Enter by: 5 June 2024

The entry fee is $35.00 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos. Artists will be judged on their body of work.

All entries to the Paperworks 2024 competition must be the original artwork of the artist.

The juror is Julián Sánchez González, an art historian and PhD Candidate in Art History at Columbia University in New York City, and a Research Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art’s Cisneros Institute.

Paperworks Artist Benefits

The bj spoke gallery will promote the virtual show and display the finalists work on the gallery’s website and social media platforms. The virtual show dates will be July 1 through August 31, 2024. A reception and awards presentation will be held on Thursday, July 11th at 7pm (EST), via Zoom for artists, their guests, and the public. At which time, the award winners will be announced. Cash prize for First Place is $300, Second Place is $200, and Third Place is $100.

About bj spoke gallery

bj spoke gallery is a member owned and run, not-for-profit 501(c)3 gallery of professional artists with a broad diversification of styles and media. Artists have won numerous awards; been featured in press and media; taken roles as teachers, mentors, and exhibit jurors; and are represented in public and private collections.

The gallery presents members’ shows monthly, offers solo exhibitions for artists, yearly invitational shows, two national juried art competitions, artist talks, the Artist’s Circle (open to all artists, gallery membership not required), workshops, live theater, and poetry readings. In an effort to bring under-served artists to the attention of the Long Island community, the gallery maintains an outreach program to individuals, such as young emerging artists. Use of gallery space is extended for benefits, lectures, readings, and exhibits by not-for-profit groups whose mission reflects the objectives of the gallery.

bj spoke gallery has maintained a reputation as a prestigious gallery and sustained an image of excellence in reviews in New York’s Newsday and The New York Times. After nearly 50 years, their reputation continues to be one of artistic expertise, resilience, empowerment, and community engagement.

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Looks Good On Paper Art Exhibition (Ellensburg, WA) – Call For Artists

Looks Good On Paper Art Exhibition (Ellensburg, WA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Gallery One Visual Arts Center announces a call for artists for their ninth national juried call, Looks Good on Paper. Entries of artworks that feature paper as a primary medium will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Janice LaVerne Baker and Lehuauakea for a month-long exhibition in March, 2024, in the Gallery One Main Gallery in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.

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Enter by: 28 January 2024

Entry fee: $20 for first entry, $10 each additional entry submitted.

Examples of work that would feature paper include collage, book arts handmade paper, origami, woven or cast paper sculptures, drawings featured on paper, and video art including paper. The gallery is open to interpretations to the call.

Looks Good On Paper Artist Benefits

Artists who are accepted will be included in a month-long exhibition at Gallery One, a bustling gallery, workshop, and event space that receives ample foot traffic as a tourist destination in Central Washington state. In addition, awards totaling $800 will be distributed by the jurors as follows:

  • $300 — Most innovative work depicting paper as a medium
  • $200 – Best 2D use of paper as a medium
  • $200 – Best 3D use of paper as a medium
  • $100 — Award of merit

Artists will be considered for inclusion in group or solo exhibitions in the future.

About Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Gallery One Visual Arts Center is dedicated to the creation, exhibition, and appreciation of visual arts in Central Washington. To that end, the facilities, board of directors, and staff of Gallery One provide high-quality, innovative, and diverse visual arts exhibits; educational programs for the appreciation and skills of the arts; studios for a diverse group of resident artists; networking opportunities with business organizations and educational institutions in support of the arts; and a meeting place to foster community cohesion and arts appreciation.

In addition to rotating exhibits of contemporary art, Gallery One offers a variety of quarterly classes, an art after school program for kids, a gift store featuring regional artisans, a full ceramics studio available for classes or private rentals, inexpensive studio spaces for artists, and facility rentals for the community.

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