[Sponsored Listing] bj spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Paperworks 2021, an international fine art competition for artists using paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or the subject of a video. Accepted Media: works made on, of, or about paper; cut paper; folded paper; woven paper; glued paper; drawings; paintings; pastels; printmaking; photographs; paper sculpture; 3D; bound books; collage; mixed media; video; original digital art; and installation.
Deadline: 16 May 2021
Entry fee: $35.00 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos, any or all of which could be selected for the online exhibition
This exhibition is an opportunity for artists working in, on, or about paper. Every time bj spoke gallery runs this show, the members at their co-op gallery are amazed and impressed by the unusual and creative uses to which paper can be put. Drawing, painting, and photography, yes, but also paper sculpture, installations, and even videos about paper are possible entries. There is no size limitation on the works, nor is there any shipping fee.
Juror: Sewon Kang is Archivist at The Easton Foundation, Louise Bourgeois’ home/studio, New York, NY. She previously worked in the Drawings and Prints department at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Paperworks 2021 Artist Benefits
There are small cash awards for first, second, and third place. Because Paperworks 2021 is online, the potential exists for viewers to see the art from wherever in the world the internet is available. Winners will have up to six pieces included in a one-month, online exhibition on bj spoke galley’s website in August 2021. Work will be promoted on the gallery’s social media accounts. There will be a Zoom reception for the event which will accomodate large numbers of registrants.
About bj spoke gallery
bj spoke gallery is a cooperative gallery which has a steadfast membership of artists working in a broad range of media and styles. They are a not-for-profit with a mission of community outreach and education. Ordinarily (in pre-covid times), shows are undertaken with the dual purposes of staying alive financially and bringing the excellent work of national artists into the community. The times being uncertain, the gallery has turned to the online show and zoom reception as ways to continue traditions. While they are saddened not to see the work in person, they realize that the online venue permits work of larger sizes than would fit in their physical gallery. The artists can submit without considering shipping fees or customs requirements.
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The Irving Arts Center announces a call for artists for the Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019, open to artists 18 and older living in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Up to three works of two-dimensional art may be entered by an artist for an entry fee of $50 ($40 for IAA members). Exhibit dates: May 18 – June 15, 2019. All events will take place at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062.
Deadline: 1 Mar 2019
The annual Texas & Neighbors exhibit is back for its 34th year! This five-state competition is highly respected and very competitive. Held in the spring at the prestigious Irving Arts Center. Cosponsored by the Irving Art Association and the Irving Arts Center. Texas And Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019 supports: canvas, panel, paper, or yupo. Two-dimensional works must classify in one of the following five categories:
- Oil painting
- Water Media – Watercolor, casein, and gouache
- Mixed Media -The use of two or more mediums, collage, calligraphy, hand-pulled prints. Collage must incorporate two-dimensional, self-created elements. No relief or three-dimensional objects including found objects or magazine clippings.
- Drawing (Dry Media) – Pastel, colored pencil, graphite, ink, silver, gold, conte crayon, oil pastel, markers, and scratchboard
Submitted works of art must be two-dimensional originals completed within the last two years without instructor supervision. Work must not be a copy of other artist’s work (including reference photographs).
Jurors: Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, Owners, Ro2 Art Gallery in Dallas.
Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery located in The Cedars Neighborhood near Downtown Dallas, represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists – many with ties to the North Texas Region. The gallery, founded in 2010 by mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, regularly collaborates with organizations such as The MAC and Cedars Union and maintains an exhibition program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village and other satellite venues.
Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer’s “Best Art Gallery” and was presented with the 25th Annual Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The gallery’s art fair program has included the Dallas Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and Art Aspen.
Texas And Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition 2019 Artist Benefits
- Best of Show – $1350
- IAC Award of Excellence – $900
Awards schedule for each of the five media categories (oil, acrylic, water media, drawing and mixed media):
- 1st – $450
- 2nd – $350
- 3rd – $250
- Honorable Mention – $100
Texas & Neighbors Signature Status (TxN) is earned by having five paintings exhibited in the Texas & Neighbors exhibit. This designation is retroactive. A medal and certificate are awarded. Artists who receive signature status have the right to add the TXN acronym to their paintings plus a listing with a direct link to their websites on the TxN site.
About Irving Arts Center
A comprehensive economic impact study released summer 2017 by Americans for the Arts, provides compelling evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $25.5 million industry in the City of Irving—one that supports 1,031 full-time equivalent jobs and generates $2.6 million in local and state government revenue. The data from the Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 Study prove that the impact of arts in Irving goes beyond the benefits of community engagement and quality of life. It bolsters the economic well-being of the city.
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Imagine is proud to announce its call for Artists In Residence 2019. Imagine is looking for artists and designers who can inspire their customers and community with amazing projects using Imagine and Tsukineko products.
Deadline: 18 Oct 2018
Imagine is looking for energetic artists to fill two different exciting roles for 2019:
Project/Tutorial Artists who create and provide up to three different projects or innovative techniques per month with complete instructions and photographs that will be featured online and in printed formats.
Video Project/Tutorial Artists who will submit two edited videos per month featuring a project and/or innovative technique which will be shared with our community.
Perks for Imaging Artist in Residence 2019
- Artwork will be featured on Imagine’s blog, social media, website, and print platforms
- Generous supply of Imagine and Tsukineko products with which to create your projects
- Involvement with product development and advanced access to new products before the public
- Supplies from Imagine’s preferred partners
- Links back to your blog or website connected to each blog post featuring your work
Imagine makes high-quality inks in a wide variety of colors, palettes, and multi-use forms to nurture their customer’s creative souls. They live to support creative work and love empowering artists. Imagine offers its own line of products as well as those of Tsukineko. This has resulted in an unequaled product line that includes inks in a huge variety of colors and tools that can be used on a variety of surfaces including paper, fabric, wood, metal, and glass. Products in the line-up include VersaMark, Memento, and StazOn inkpads and inkers as well as Memento Dual Tip Markers, Creative Medium, and Kaleidacolor sliding ink palettes.
A major part of Imagine’s commitment to their customers is to provide comprehensive, practical, and insightful information about their products, as well as providing inspiration through a wide variety of project ideas and skill-building techniques. As they learn the creative ways artists use their products, they get excited about future product development. They are committed to offering new inks, tools, and materials to give artists a no-limit approach to their work.
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Barrett Art Center and the Dutchess County Art Association announces a call for artists for Pushing Paper: Realizing the Potential of the Medium. This call seeks work that explores and manipulates the materiality of paper and works on paper,. Submissions may include watercolor, oil, photography, prints, digital work, and drawings. Artists are invited to provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices. In addition to 2-D works in all media, sculpture and installation submissions are encouraged.
Deadline: 16 May 2018
Paul Wong, Pushing Paper Juror: Master Papermaker, Dieu Donné (”Papermill”, Brooklyn Navy Yard)
The galleries in Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse create a visually-compelling setting for both traditional and contemporary works. National exhibitions are visited by art enthusiasts and collectors from the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas including New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the New England states.
Exhibition marketing strategies through Barrett Art Center’s:
- Online newsletters, over 2,600 subscribers, with action links to drive traffic to the DCAA website and connect readers to relevant artist contact information on online galleries for each exhibition, all of which are archived on the site for viewing after the show
- Press releases submitted to more than 80 print and electronic media outlets in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage
- Website which attracts over 2,200 unique visitors on average each month
- Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts
About Barrett Art Center
Barrett Art Center was founded by WPA-era artist Thomas W. Barrett, Jr. as the Dutchess County Art Association in 1935. The center brings hundreds of artists from across the nation to the Hudson Valley in juried exhibitions and solo shows each year. Their reputation for high-quality exhibitions and programs attracts annually thousands of art enthusiasts to an 1840s Greek Revival townhouse-turned gallery. Arts professionals from Barrett Art Center are part of the curatorial team which jurors shows.
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Richmond Art Center announces a call for artists for Pressing On – Contemporary Printmaking Juried Exhibition.
Deadline: 10 Apr 2017
The Richmond Art Center presents important and highly regarded exhibitions. This focus on current printmaking practices is a very timely issue. Pressing On offers the opportunity to see the most contemporary explorations in contemporary printmaking. In a time when things happen with the push of a button, the hands-on mixing of materials and process is still magical. Much work in immediate response to the political and social issues confronting us today is coming out of studios and seeking attention. Richmond Art Center invites the current trends in printmaking, private view, personal voice, and public position, as artists keep Pressing On.
Karin Breuer, juror, is Curator in Charge of the Achenbach Graphic Arts Foundation of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. In a career spanning decades, Karin Breuer has mounted exhibitions ranging from the scholarly depths of Japanese woodblock prints and their influence on Western art to the archives of local art presses. Other exhibitions include the flowering of California printmaking and the idiosyncratic, humor-infused screen prints of Ed Ruscha.
This is an opportunity to be exhibited in a select group. This places the artist’s work in a seriously considered context and venue. This promises to be an engaging and relevant exhibition. There are prizes to be awarded amounting to $1,000.
About the Richmond Art Center
The Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay. They deliver exciting arts experiences to young and old alike who reflect the diverse richness of the community. They do this through hands-on learning, well-equipped studios, traveling Art in the Community programs, and contemporary exhibitions in the galleries.
Every year, the Center serves thousands of students through classes and programs taught by professional artists. Programs are onsite and throughout Richmond. The four galleries allow them to mount rotating exhibitions that display the works of Bay Area artists. Artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Jay DeFeo, Wanxin Zhang, Hung Liu, Ed Rossbach, and Peter Voulkos have been showcased at the Center.
The Richmond Art Center originated in 1936 when local artist Hazel Salmi, who worked for the WPA, traversed the streets of Richmond. She had a suitcase packed with art supplies and was eager to teach art to anyone interested. Today, everything the Center does continues to breathe life into Salmi’s original vision: that within every person lives an artist.
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Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, New Jersey, announces a call for artists for Works on Paper 2016, the 18th Annual National Juried Competition and Exhibition.
Deadline: 17 May 2016
The competition and exhibition is open to artists working in the continental US.
The Juror for Works on Paper is Carter E. Foster, Curator of Drawing, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.
Three cash prizes and two Honorable Mentions will be awarded by the Juror at the opening reception:
- $500 first prize
- $250 second prize
- $100 third prize
Founded in 1948 by Boris Blai, the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) is an outstanding community cultural facility. Dr. Blai, a student of sculptor Auguste Rodin and founding dean of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, envisioned a facility that would foster individuals and their talents. The LBIF has continued this vision by offering thousands of classes, workshops, exhibitions, and educational programs to the community. Since its first season, the LBIF has committed itself to the enhancement of the creative arts and the physical sciences and, though it began as a seasonal operation, the LBIF has grown into a year-round organization providing a place for learning, free expression, and the exchange of ideas and understanding. The LBIF invites all visitors and residents to participate in the many programs and activities offered in its 67th year on LBI.
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