The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) announces a call for artists for the eighth edition of the juried exhibition of artists’ books, The Book as Art, August 28 – October 17, 2020. This edition will be installed once again at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library. The show’s dates encompass the AJC-Decatur Book Festival, which takes place each Labor Day weekend throughout the City of Decatur. The DAA will sponsor a festive opening on Friday, August 28, 2020.
Deadline: 29 May 2020
Held in the hand, a book can be a source of stability in unsettled times. Tactile and olfactory, the black and white pages conjure emotions and images that endure longer than flickering light on small screens. From tablet to folio, papyrus to scroll, song to psalm—all are created as a concept that becomes thought, word, book, or sculpture. These objects, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive. The objects in this exhibition will interpret the concept of the book. They will invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and are transfigurative. They are expressive, expansive, and iconic and have become form and are infinite.
The Book As Art Artist Benefits
The Book as Art v. 8.0: Infinity’s location at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library is just off the Decatur Square, ideally accessible to the more than 85,000 attendees at the Festival and to visitors throughout the run of the show. Several events are planned throughout the run of the show. The DAA will sponsor an opening and juror’s talk on August 28. The library is planning programming including a White Glove Night connected to the closing party on October 16. Viewers can enjoy close-up examination of the artwork and hear selected artists discuss their work. DAA encourages exhibiting artists to attend these functions when possible.
- First Place Award – $1000.00
- Second Place Award – $700.00
- Third Place Award – $500.00
- Merit Award – $100.00
- Purchase awards are being solicited
An online catalogue is anticipated
About Decatur Arts Alliance
Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, residents, and government dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the City of Decatur. Founded in 1989, the Alliance sponsors the annual Decatur Arts Festival. It is a founding sponsor of the AJC Decatur Book Festival and, in 2020, continues the success of The Book as Art that began as an event of the book festival.
The DAA provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within the city. It helps make Decatur home to a strong arts community. The Decatur Arts Alliance is supported by membership along with proceeds from the Decatur Arts Festival and the Decatur Wine Festival.
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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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b.j. spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Expo 39. Artists may submit up to six images and/or two short videos. Accepted artists will show their work (between one and eight pieces) in a show at bj spoke gallery, Huntington, NY in March of 2020. Artists are expected to ship or deliver their work and insure it if desired. While there is no size limitation, the size of our gallery must dictate how many large works can be shown at once. There will be a reception.
Deadline: 15 Nov 2019
Linda Kavaliunis, Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, will be the juror for Expo 39. Friends, family, and fans can enjoy the reception. b.j. spoke gallery makes every effort to have the show reviewed or mentioned in the news media in our area. They promote the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The b.j. spoke gallery online magazine will include a presentation and discussion of the show including whatever information we may obtain from the juror about how the show was chosen. Applying artists should be aware that sales of artwork are relatively infrequent. There are no awards.
About b.j. spoke gallery
b.j. spoke gallery is a not for profit artist cooperative with an educational and charitable mission. It has existed since 1975 and is one of a very few artist coops remaining and surviving on Long Island. The gallery produces a monthly online magazine that features information about our ongoing art shows and artists, poetry, book reviews, and articles of general interest to those in the arts. The gallery runs bimonthly artist discussion workshops, hosts a monthly open mic poetry event, and has hosted singer-songwriter events.
Community outreach efforts have included a small works fundraiser for VIBS (an organization for helping the survivors of family violence), several showings with FREE (an organization for emotionally disabled adults), and a yearly open call in which, for a small fee, all artists in the surrounding communities can join in a show where their works are shown intermingled with the works of the gallery artists with no jurying of submitted works.
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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.
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.
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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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Atom Gallery seeks submissions of work from artists, illustrators, and printmakers for Tomorrow’s World, a group exhibition at a London gallery. Event to be held from 8th December 2017 until 26th January 2018. Broad interpretations of the theme are welcomed including utopias, dystopias, science fiction, political prophecies, fears, hopes, and quotations.
Deadline: 1 Dec 2017
If selected, the finished artwork must be delivered to Atom Gallery at 127 Green Lanes, London N16 9DA by 1st December 2017. Delivery and collection of the artwork is the responsibility of the artist. The gallery can arrange return postage upon receipt of adequate payment. All artworks submitted should be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, both in the gallery and from Atom Gallery’s online shop. Artists will be asked to sign a standard artist’s agreement. They will receive 60% of the sale price of their work if sold. Where possible, we would prefer works in standard A and B sizes (A1, A2, A3, B2 etc) to enable us to frame the work easily.
The Tomorrow’s World group exhibition at Atom Gallery will be publicized through the gallery’s existing social media channels. This provides artists with online exposure to our customers and followers. This will coincide with the distribution of digital press releases about the exhibition to relevant online blogs, websites, and analogue art and design publications. If selected, artists will be asked to give permission for their name to be mentioned within this publicity and for their work to be used within any promotional publicity.
About Atom Gallery
Atom is a small, contemporary art gallery in North London which specializes in limited edition prints and printmaking. The gallery has a growing reputation for exhibiting artists. It has a loyal customer-base both online and in the real world. The gallery owners are artist-printmakers who work in a purpose-built print studio beneath the gallery space. In addition to curating several exhibitions each year, they provide a digital (giclée) print service and professional screenprint editioning service for artists.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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