[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Decatur Arts Alliance invites international artists of all mediums to apply for the 11th edition of the juried exhibition of The Book as Art, which will be installed in the newly renovated 4th floor gallery at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, home to the Georgia Center for the Book.
The Book as Art series seeks to showcase beautifully made volumes, sculptural and conceptual interpretations, one-of-a-kind approaches to the book format, and wall-hung interpretations.
Apply by: 18 June 2023 (Deadline Extended)
There is an application fee of $30, with which artists may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration. Each work requires its own unique application, but a coupon code is provided in the application instructions that permits two additional submissions without charge. For each application, artists are required to include 1-5 images of the submitted artwork and/or may include 1 video.
Show: Sept. 7 – Oct. 30, 2023.
The Book As Art: Myth & Magic
The Book As Art: Myth & Magic is the eleventh edition of an art show celebrating books: objects that, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive.
Humans possess a fundamental attraction to stories and storytelling. Folktales, fairy tales, and myths are foundational narratives that bridge the secular and the spiritual and merge the factual with the fantastical. Art can challenge and disturb, restore peace and calm, and uplift and inspire. Myths and magic transport and bind us together in the world of imagination.
The objects in this exhibition will interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and transfigured. Artists are challenged to look inward and outward, interpret classical myths and tales, explore and expose modern myths and myth-making, and create new, magical tales.
The Book as Art is an annual showcase that’s made possible through partnership between the Decatur Arts Alliance, the Dekalb County Public Library, and the Georgia Center for the Book. Located in Downtown Decatur, Georgia, the exhibition is accessible to the greater Atlanta community and a no-cost art experience for local residents and tourists.
- Best of Show: $1,000
- Gold Award: $700
- Silver Award: $500
Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur for inclusion in its public art collection.
Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of this exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price. The 8% Georgia sales tax will be added at the point of sale. Sales from the Fine Art Exhibition have increased each year and works from the exhibition have been added to private, corporate, and non-profit collections.
About Decatur Arts Alliance
Since its founding in 1989, the Decatur Arts Alliance has continually expanded its impact. Today, the 501(c)3 nonprofit brings a full-spectrum arts experience to the community every day through outdoor installations, live music, art events and festivals, community classes, and exhibitions – all freely available to the public. The Decatur Arts Alliance works to connect residents, businesses, tourists, and artists to increase arts access and engagement. The organization is committed to ensuring equitable opportunities for emerging and established artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds, and to producing work that is impactful for a broad range of community members.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] bj spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Paperworks 2023, an international juried competition. The exhibition will be virtual and include a virtual reception. Accepted media are works 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, mixed media, video, and installation.
Enter by: 24 May 2023
Eligible artists use paper as their primary medium, a substrate, or the subject of a video. All entries to the Paperworks 2023 competition must be the original work of the artist. Artist will be allowed to submit up to 6 images and/or 2 videos.
The juror is Emily Olek, a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Paperworks 2023 Artist Benefits
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 31, 2023. A virtual reception and awards presentation will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023 (7:00 PM EST), 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.
bj spoke gallery has maintained a reputation as a prestigious gallery. It has 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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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) announces a call for paid internships – two studio interns who will work directly with the Studio Manager and Artistic Director. Work on projects that may include printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, and book arts, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility. Studio interns are crucial participants in WSW’s creative community.
Apply by: 31 March 2023
This intern works directly with WSW’s Managing Director and Digital Content Manager and gains experience working on the operational side of an established nonprofit arts organization. The intern will undertake projects relating to public relations, marketing, fundraising, event planning, and arts administration.
Paid Internships Benefits
All internships include a private room in WSW’s on-campus Anne Atwood House and a stipend of $600/month. Interns work 40 hours/week, generally Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, but the schedule may change to accommodate the Workshop’s programming.
Interns have access to the studios for their own work outside of regular working hours and with respect to studio programming. The internship session culminates in a group exhibition of work created during the term.
Interns are able to contribute to the WSW community and learn from artists at the tops of their fields.
About Women’s Studio Workshop
Women’s Studio Workshop envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history. Their mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women, trans, intersex, nonbinary, and genderfluid artists.
WSW provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts. Studios are extensively equipped and well-maintained. Artists can take workshops, rent the studios, or schedule private instruction.
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[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (SkopArt) located on the Greek Island of Skopelos announces a call for artists for the Greek Island Residency for 2024. Residency studios are equipped for painters, printmakers, ceramicists, and sculptors and are for three weeks from April – October. Perched high above the Aegean Sea, find a welcome respite from the hurly-burly world. Feel freedom to work in the only studio that offers most mediums in Greece. Experience the food, history, landscape, music, and welcoming people of the island.
Apply by: 20 March 2023
The 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 it. 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 the same medium.
The journey to the island on ferry presents all residents with a 3-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 staff at Skopelos wishes the residents to find freedom to explore, experiment, and expand their artistic expressions.
Greek Island Residency Artist Benefits
SkopArt hopes that the residency will allow the artists to network with other talented artists, learn about a new culture, and enjoy down time from their busy lives. They allow first time residents so SkopArt can be a springboard to other residencies. Many artists have breakthroughs in their work because they have the time to think about new ideas. The island is incredibly inspiring with the gorgeous pine tree forests that go all the way down to the deep blue Aegean Sea. It is a safe environment so artists can walk freely through charming and quaint Skopelos town day or night.
About 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. For years, it was her vision to create a studio for artists. She wasn’t sure where it would be set up until 1996 when she visited the island of Skopelos.
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 and this is where Gloria Carr decided to create a studio.
The mission of the Foundation is to promote the visual arts 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 communities of artists.
The ceramics area is open raw space with a gorgeous view of the neighboring island, Alonnisos. There are two electric kilns, two wheels on site, and a wood-burning kiln. The Foundation is affiliated with Nikos Rodios, who is a world-renowned potter and known for his patented firing technique that creates a beautiful onyx that 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 equipment so it can accommodate the beginner to the most advanced.
The Foundation has a Board of Directors which is made up of businesspeople, artists, and university professors from Florida, Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC. It is affiliated with some of the top Universities including Arizona State University, George Mason University, Gulf Coast College, Marymount University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Corcoran School of Art + Design, Pratt Institute, The University of Florida, and Michigan School of Art + Design. The Foundation has worked with top workshop directors such as Pavel Amromin, Steve Cushner, Georgia Deal, Linda Goodman, Kathleen King, Mitch Lyons, Tammy Marinuzzi, Dennis O’Neil, and Suzy Birstein.
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 in one of the workshops.
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[Sponsored Listing] Gallerium announces a call for artists for Art Prize 2022, an international group online exhibition with cash prizes. Representational and abstract artists working in any art medium from anywhere in the world may apply.
Enter by: 8 May 2022 (Deadline Extended)
The subject is FREE.
Submission is free. A small selection fee applies to selected artists only.
Art Prize Artist Benefits
- Cash Prizes: First Prize: USD 1000. Second Prize: USD 700. Third Prize: USD 300.
- Group Exhibition: The selected artworks will be showcased in Gallerium Art Prize 2022 international group art exhibition online from May 20, to June 30, 2022
- Exhibition Catalogue: All selected artworks will be published in a stylish colorful exhibition catalogue available online and in print. Artists can order the print catalogue via print-on-demand service from one of the partner platforms. The catalogue will be promoted and circulated internationally to art experts, galleries, curators, businesses, and art enthusiasts via popular publication gateways.
- Exhibition Poster: Each artist will receive a link to the digital sharable version of the exhibition poster via email
- Social Media Badges: A digital social media promotional badge for each artwork will be sent to each artist to share on social media
- Artwork Rating and Comments: All exhibition visitors can post their comments and ratings of each artwork online
- Exhibition Press Release: An exhibition press release will be published in the art media to mark the event, attract more visitors, and increase the chances of artwork sales during the exhibition period
- Reports, Analytics, and Insights: A report containing the number of views, comments, artworks popularity, the engagement rate of exhibition viewers with artworks, and sales statistics will be sent to artists via email
- Artist Profile Page: Each artist receives a free online profile page on Biafarin platform
- Certificate: A digital certificate will be issued for all participants and selected artists. Each artist can print the digital certificate from Biafarin platform after the submission is complete.
- Biafarin Free Shipment: Selected Biafarin members with Gold and Platinum package will use a free shipment of their artwork(s) in case of sales. Delivery of all awards is guaranteed by Biafarin.
Gallerium art exhibitions are intended to create equal showcasing opportunities for prominent visual artists worldwide. Each Gallerium show focuses on a unique subject. Art improves people’s lives. Showcasing prominent art by visual artists worldwide is Gallerium’s way of playing their part toward a better world.
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The Foundry Art Centre (FAC) is seeking submissions for Dirty Fingernails IV, an exhibition celebrating pure printmaking – showcasing the skill and patience of artists who, in an age of seductive high-speed solutions, still prefer to work up a sweat and get their hands dirty. Images may be representational, abstract, or nonobjective. Only original, hand-pulled prints will be considered for inclusion.
Deadline: 16 Dec 2019
Open to all artists, 18 years and older. Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members fee for up to three works is $24.
All media in 2D and 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation.
St. Louis native, Paul Breuer earned an Associate Fine Art degree from St. Louis Community College and went on to attend Washington University in St. Louis after receiving a full two-year scholarship from the Women’s Society of Washington University. Breuer graduated in 1984 with a BFA in painting and drawing, and then worked with Robert Malone, master painter, in the graduate print shop at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.
His most recent exhibition was Solar Impressions at the South Hampton Arts Center in New York, in 2019, where his group entry won Best in Show. Breuer has been a part of many other group exhibitions, particularly in the St. Louis area, with work exhibited at Des Peres Hospital and Barnes Jewish Hospital. His most recent solo exhibition was at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey in 2017. His exhibited work included 30 etchings, collagraphs, and linocut reduction prints.
Dirty Fingernails IV Artist Benefits
The Foundry Art Centre will be showcase artists from around the globe who create art using printmaking as their medium of choice. During the opening reception, the juror will hand out three major awards: two Juror’s Choice awards of $150 each and the best in show will receive a Going Solo award which allows the artist to be given a solo exhibition in one of the Foundry’s multiple gallery spaces.
About Foundry Art Centre
The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Their mission is to connect people with the arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances, and education. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery, the Foundry hosts juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.
The Foundry Art Centre resides in what was once a train car factory – a 1920’s structure formerly owned by American Car & Foundry. Rather than demolish the 36,800 square foot building, the community of St. Charles worked tirelessly to complete a $2.2 million renovation and opened the region’s premiere, interactive, interdisciplinary art center in the spring of 2004.
As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts. It helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people, and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.
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Bradley University Galleries announces a call for artist for the 37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. This year’s exhibition will be held at seven prominent Peoria, Illinois Galleries, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Prairie Center of the Arts, Studios on Sheridan, Illinois Central College, Peoria Art Guild, and on campus at Bradley University at Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center Gallery.
Deadline: 11 Jan 2019
Any artist 18 years of age or older is encouraged to submit original prints or drawings produced within the last three years (2015-2018). Experimental techniques are encouraged. Open to all graphic media. The entry fee is $10 per artwork entered, non-refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.
37th Bradley International Print And Drawing Exhibition Artist Benefits
The 37th Bradley International exhibition has three major cash awards that will be selected by the juror Janet Ballweg. Ballweg is currently a Professor of Creative Arts Excellence and the head of the Printmaking program at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio. 1st Place – $3,000, 2nd Place – $1,750, 3rd Place – $750. In addition, purchase awards will be made by the University.
This opportunity will showcase involved artists through their work’s display at seven Peoria partner gallery locations and through the PR efforts of each involved gallery. The public relation efforts include physical mailers, email blasts to members, and social media initiatives. All artists names will be posted and published online on the gallery website.
About Bradley University Galleries
The Gallery Program at Bradley University is designed to create a challenging environment that stimulates discourse among students, faculty, staff, and the public as they explore the range of ideas addressed in contemporary art. The gallery program at Bradley University serves the Peoria and Central Illinois region. There are three formal exhibition spaces, one in the Heuser Art Center where the art department is located, one in the Hartmann Center where the theatre department is housed, and a student project space located on the 2nd floor of the Heuser Art Center building.
In addition, every year the Department of Art and Design brings to campus a roster of internationally renowned artists, designers, and critics through the Visual Voices Professional Lecture Series, who address the full spectrum of art disciplines. Visiting artists make a public presentation as well as lead workshops, visit classes, and meet with students in their studios.
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Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts announces a call for artists for The Naked Print: A Juried National Photography Exhibition. The Naked Print is a call for work with no boundary layer, no barrier between the viewer and the work. This is your chance to go topless, no glass, no glazing, display your work without reflections. Explore the physical qualities of ink or emulsion on paper, without hiding surface, texture and material under glass. Open to all subject matter, a juried call to celebrate the physicality of the print itself, the naked print.
Deadline: 1 Dec 2018
Lose prints, top mounted prints, prints on aluminum, canvas, or fabric are some of the options. Sculptural works and handmade books are welcome. Float frames are acceptable as are conventionally framed and/ or matted work so long as there is no glazing. This call is open to all forms of photography and all photo based work, alternative processes, and photo based printmaking. The only requirement is that the work includes some form of photographic process and that you build no walls or barriers between the viewer and the work – no glass, no plexi unless it’s behind the print. Show us your true colors and go topless!
Entry Fee: Artists may submit up to ten photographs. The entry fee is $20 for the first two images and $10 for each subsequent image. All CAFE fees are non-refundable and must be paid by credit/debit card. Juror’s decisions are final.
Size Limit: Maximum size 48” including the frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych) to make up one work.
Sales and Commissions: The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts retains a 40% commission on works sold, 20% for current members.
The Naked Print Juror
Stephen Fisher, a master printmaker and professor at Rhode Island Collage. Stephan earned an M.F.A. in printmaking from Yale University and has spent the better part of the past 35 years teaching printmaking. In addition, Stephen is an accomplished artist with a unique application of glass plate printmaking as part of his practice.
Fisher’s work has been exhibited in a variety international venues and earned numerous awards in a wide range of competitions. His drawings and prints can be found in numerous public, corporate, and private collections. Public recognition of Fisher’s efforts include three Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowships and a regional N.E.A. Fellowship.
Stephen has a fascination with the viscosity of light and the tactile, sensual quality of materials. Recognized for his hyper realistic drawings and prints he freely admits that on the most basic level all of his images are just so much dirt on paper. The tactile presence of material compulsively manipulated is perhaps the only real part of this realism.
The Naked Print Artist Benefits
This juried exhibition is your chance to show less conventional photo based work or experiment with new processes and materials. This is the opportunity you have been waiting for, a chance to exhibit work that may not conform to the framing or presentation restrictions of many galleries. There is $500 in prize money to be awarded by master printmaker Steven Fisher. $200 will be awarded for first place, $100 will be awarded for second place, and $50 for first third place. This is an incentive to try printing on aluminum, fabric, natural papers or any other less conventional surface. Challenge yourself to try something new.
About Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts
Located in the heart of Providence, The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is a member supported resource center dedicated to promoting and supporting the photographic endeavors of its members through exhibitions and workshops. They run a full schedule of exhibitions year round focused on contemporary photography and work incorporating photographic processes. They are Rhode Island’s only gallery dedicated exclusively to exhibiting and promoting photography. RICPA runs a balanced mix of member exhibitions, invitational exhibitions, and open calls for entries. They strive to challenge our members by constantly presenting new work, balancing cutting edge work with more traditional processes and techniques. Our goal is to expand the value and appreciation of the photographic arts in the wider community.
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