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Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (California) – Call For Artists

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (California) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR) announces a call for artists for the 2023 – 24 season. Established in 2007, JTHAR is an artist-centric nonprofit residency that awards an international community of artists the gifts of time and space amidst the extraordinary natural beauty of Joshua Tree National Park.

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Apply by: 10 January 2023

Seven week residencies include scholarship funds, living accommodations, and studio space designed to accommodate a broad range of artistic activity and open studio events. Residents can be at any stage of their careers and work in all mediums, including drawing, painting, photography, film, video, installation, fiction and non fiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.

JTHAR provides living and studio space for artists to explore new work. The residency respects the critical role artists play in our society and aims to foster creativity, trust, courage, diversity, and acceptance by facilitating opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement, and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local community. They establish space for inspiration to happen, so artists can do the work of innovating, changing the cultural landscape, and generating a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world.

About Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency

As a 501c3 non-profit artist residency, JTHAR relies on public donations to fulfill their mission of providing artists with the time, facilities, and support essential to give their creativity form. In return, they provide unparalleled access to the creative processes of regional, national, and international artists. Donors are an integral part of the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency community. Their unwavering support means the world to us and worldwide network of artists we champion.

JTHAR is one of the only local residencies in the Mojave Desert that allows artists to present proposals for specific art projects. Artists are introduce to a larger artist community during their stay.

For more information, contact info@jthar.com.

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Arts Alive Public Art Program (Victoria, BC) – Call For Artists

Arts Alive Public Art Program (Victoria, BC) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture announces a call for artists for the annual Arts Alive Public Art Program, a public art exhibition. Sculptures are selected by a peer jury to be displayed for up to a year at outdoor sites in Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. They are on temporary loan by the artists who are sponsored by a local business or community group.

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Enter by: 23 January 2023

Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture has installed outdoor sculptures in a variety of locations around Oak Bay — from stylized realistic pieces to the purely abstract, in various media including static and kinetic sculpture. They have been greatly appreciated for their artistic merit and have challenged viewers to pause and reflect about living in this special seaside community, proud of its distinct heritage even as it contemplates its future as a vibrant place to live and work. The permanent sculptures frame views, animate parks, streetscapes, and viewpoints.

Arts Alive Public Art Program Theme for 2023: What is home?

This is an excellent opportunity for both mid-career and emerging artists to showcase their work. Artists are invited to reflect on and interpret the theme ‘What is Home?’.

A physical space or place? A nation or region? A connection to land or landscape? A sanctuary? A memory? Recollections of layers of history told through stories or legends? Cultural roots that extend for many generations? A safe space that satisfies the longing for connection? A palatial, modest, temporary or mobile residence? A place that is rented, borrowed or owned? A safe space that satisfies the longing for belonging? A place to thrive, forgive, love, celebrate, play, share, and dream of the future? A place that is no longer there, hidden, or make-shift?

How can an idea of home be communicated through the medium of sculpture?

Arts Alive Artist Benefits

Artist’s work will have exposure to thousands of residents and visitors in this high-profile program. The municipality, local media, and Oak Bay Tourism will promote this show throughout the year. Related arts events like art walks, paint-ins, concerts, and celebrations will be organized, generating excitement, and building community.

  • Artists based in Western Canada are invited to apply for our 2023-2024 outdoor public art program
  • Work will be displayed for approximately 1 year.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by an expert volunteer jury.
  • Depending on community sponsorships, up to 8 works may be selected.
  • Successful submissions will be provided with an honorarium of $1,600.

About Oak Bay

The municipality of Oak Bay is part of Greater Victoria and is located on the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It lies in the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən people, known today as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.

Surrounded by beaches and parkland, its scenery includes splendid views across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Salish Sea. This geologically fascinating area is home to the unique and rare Garry Oak meadow ecosystem.

The 18,000 residents have a deep attachment to a natural and built environment. This municipality is legendary for its fine domestic architecture; picturesque, luxuriant gardens; and parks. Its compact and charming village heart is the home of several art galleries enjoyed by local artists and art enthusiasts.

For more information, contact apass@oakbay.ca.

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St Joseph Sculpture Walk (Missouri) – Call For Artists

St Joseph Sculpture Walk (Missouri) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Allied Arts Council along with the City of St Joseph invites regional, national, and international sculpture artists to enter a sculpture for the 10th annual St Joseph Sculpture Walk, an exhibit of beautiful outdoor sculptures displayed for one year in Downtown St Joseph, Missouri.

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Apply by: 10 February 2023

Notification of acceptance on or before February 28, 2023.

Financial assistance is provided by the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The selected sculptures will be displayed Downtown for the June 2023 – May 2024 exhibition.

Artists selected to receive a $750 honorarium per sculpture selected and compete for up to $15,000 in cash prize awards. Each sculpture is for sale to the public. Additionally, one sculpture is purchased to become a permanent part of St Joseph’s public art collection. Each year, the Downtown St Joseph Sculpture Walk opens with a guided “First Walk,” which is attended by over 100 guests. The event begins with a reception where the first, second, and third prize winners are announced. This is the 10th year for this project. It has a solid audience throughout the area including the Kansas City Metro region. The St Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau aids in promoting the event. Local residents and tourists are invited to vote for the People’s Choice award.

Teresa Fankhauser, Executive Director of the Allied Arts Council, said she hopes to see new artists apply and display their sculptures. “People love walking Downtown and seeing the sculptures,” Fankhauser said. “It’s great to see sculptures become permanent in St Joseph.”

About Allied Arts Council

The Allied Arts Council was organized in 1963 to provide service to St Joseph area arts organizations, artists, and the general public. The Council has since grown into a federation of sixteen arts agencies and produces community arts programs, raises funds, promotes public awareness, and provides service and support to its member agencies. The Allied Arts Council seeks to make St Joseph a better place to live through the arts. Its mission is to provide leadership and support for the arts and to its member organizations.

For more information, contact teresa.fankhauser@stjoearts.org.

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Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

Public Sculpture Exhibition (Penticton, BC) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Penticton, British Columbia, announces a call for artists for their Public Sculpture Exhibition which opens May 2023. Created in 2016, Penticton’s Public Sculpture Exhibition (PPSE) is a year-long outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. Seven (7) sculptures will be located along the Okanagan Lake waterfront or downtown, and one (1) larger feature sculpture for the Front Street roundabout (intersections of Front Street, Marina Way, Ellis Street and Vancouver Avenue) in Penticton, BC.

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Enter by: 5 December 2022

The Pentiction Sculpture Walk Exhibition is committed to serving the public by providing access to various mediums of public sculpture. It is well noted that public art slows down the pedestrian traffic, providing a positive impact on the enjoyment and mood of the general public, influences how people see and connect within their communities, and provides an opportunity for dialogue between friends and strangers. Through an annual revolving collection of sculptures, the City of Pentiction hopes to provide a freshness to public art that engages, connects, and provides its community with a sense of image and identity, as well as including artists as contributors to this cultural fabric.

General Information

  • PPSE is open to professional sculptors of all backgrounds.
  • Previously completed sculpture photos, or proposed designs can be submitted. For proposed designs, detailed drawings of the proposed sculpture must be included, as well as photo examples of previous work.
  • Lakefront/downtown sculptures are required to remain on site for the duration of one year (May 2023 – April 2024). The roundabout sculpture may be negotiated into a two-year term (May 2023-April 2025).
  • Artists will be responsible for transportation of their sculpture to and from site. Pedestals / pads will be provided by the PPSE.
  • Artists will retain the ownership of their sculpture and will be responsible for carrying comprehensive insurance to cover it in the event of theft or vandalism and public liability, or will sign an indemnification in favour of the City of Penticton for any liability claims against the City as a result of the existence or location of the sculpture within the City during the exhibition. The risk of loss or damage to the sculpture will always be borne by the artist, and the artist will be responsible to repair and or replace all or part of the sculpture in the event of loss or damage thereto during the exhibition.
  • The City will enter into a lease agreement with the Artist for the duration of the exhibition and the Artist is responsible to uphold all terms and conditions of the agreement as set out by the City.
  • City staff will perform the installation to ensure that the work is done in accordance with City standards, and to optimize the viewing of the sculpture.
  • Sculptures will be placed in predetermined locations at the discretion of the PPSE committee and City.
  • Artists are encouraged to be present for the installation of their sculpture(s) in May, 2023, and removal in April, 2024. In the event the artist cannot be present, they are required to provide, in writing, a representative to be present on their behalf.
  • At the end of the lease any sales/leases of sculptures will be conducted solely by the artist or their agent and will not involve the City.
  • The City will be responsible for media relations and publicity for the sculpture exhibition.
  • The artist will retain copyright for their sculpture and grant the City a license to take and distribute images of the sculptures. Any other likeness or models of the sculpture will not be created without the explicit permission of the artist.

Public Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Artists will be paid a set lease price of $2,000 for the waterfront/downtown sculptures and $3,000 for the roundabout sculpture. In addition to the lease amounts, prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ($500, $300, and $200 respectively) will be awarded. The sculptures are owned by the artists and leased by the City of Penticton.

With Pentiction being a year-round tourist destination in British Columbia’s heart of the Okanagan, chosen artists will benefit by receiving access to the general public for a period of one full year, for the waterfront or downtown sites, and a possible two-year period for the Front Street roundabout site. Throughout the lease period, artists gain access to further leasing or sales opportunities that may conclude at the end of the lease period. These further opportunities will be conducted solely by the artist and outside of the involvement of the City.

About the City of Penticton

Nestled between two lakes, Penticton enjoys long, hot summers, dry winters and more than 2,000 hours of sunshine each year. The city is located in the southern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, which is easily accessed by major highways and airports. Known for beaches, wine, and orchards, not to mention a wide range of outdoor recreational activities. Hop on your bike to discover award-winning wineries and trails with stellar views. Shop at the bustling outdoor market, peruse art galleries or go skating at the modern Community Centre. Ski champagne powder slopes or take in a hockey game or concert at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Penticton is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people. Its name, from the Interior Salish word snpintktn, is commonly translated as “a place to stay forever,” or more accurately, “a place where people live year-round.” It’s the kind of place where people come to visit for the holidays – and never want to leave.

For more information, contact info@proficientartstallations.ca.

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Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Newport Beach announces a call for entries for Phase VIII of its ongoing Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site.

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Enter by: 30 November 2022

Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. There is no application fee.

An all-inclusive honorarium of up to $5,000 will cover transportation logistics, insurance, and artist’s fee. Tens of thousands of visitors walk through Civic Center Park every year, and frequently pose with and share pictures of the sculptures. At least one work has been purchased for permanent display and another for a private collector. Brochures, audio tour, and online promotion describe the work and artist. There is an annual celebratory luncheon debuting the newly-installed works.

This is the eighth cycle for the Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition, which has become a beloved public art institution in the city. Several artists have become repeat exhibitors, embraced and celebrated by the community for the character of their work and how it activates the environment of the Civic Center.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County (ArtsOC) is the independent nonprofit arts council for Orange County, California, and is dedicated to sustaining, strengthening, and advancing its creative ecology. Designated by the County as its official local arts agency, ArtsOC is the community’s leading advocate and service provider for the arts and arts education. As one of the portfolio of services, ArtsOC is contracted by the City of Newport Beach to provide administration and facilitation services for this public art call.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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All Animal (Online International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Animal (Online International Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Animal international art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of your experience or education in the art field.  Submit your best representational and non-representational art. The theme is considered to be any art which depicts domestic animals, wild animals, birds, sea creatures, fish, and mammals.

The All Animal competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An online exhibition of all entrants will be held from October 12th,2022 to November 8th, 2022.

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Enter by: 9 October 2023

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight images. Funds in US Dollars.

All Animal awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on October 26th, 2022. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication,  and event collateral. The artists’ work will be seen by approximately a half million people worldwide.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” – Lora

“Always very professional.” – Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. 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 producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 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), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are joined occasionally by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they do represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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All Figurative / Portrait (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Figurative / Portrait (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the Figurative / Portrait international art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of your experience or education in the art field.  Submit your best representational and non-representational art. The theme is considered to be any art which depicts either actual rendering of a person’s face or figure or the depiction of a figure, form, and/or face.

The All Figurative / Portrait competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An online exhibition of all entrants will be held from September 14th,2022 to October 11th, 2022.

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Enter by: 11 September 2022

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight images. Funds in US Dollars.

All Figurative / Portrait awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on September 28th, 2022. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication,  and event collateral. The artists’ work will be seen by approximately a half million people worldwide.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” – Lora

“Always very professional.” – Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. 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 producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 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), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are joined occasionally by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they do represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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All Water / Seascape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Water / Seascape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Water / Seascape international art competition and exhibition. Entries welcome from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of your experience or education in the art field.  Submit your best representational and non-representational art. The theme is any art which depicts scenes of coastal living, ocean activities, seaside vistas, and related seashore subjects, and any type of water (lakes, rivers, oceans, ponds, streams, rain, drippy faucets, icebergs).

The All Water / Seascape competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An online exhibition of all entrants will be held from August 17th, 2022 to September 13th, 2022.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 14 August 2022

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight images. Funds in US Dollars.

All Water / Seascape awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on August 31st, 2022. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, winner’s certificates, inclusion in the Annual Anthology Publication,  and event collateral.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” – Lora

“Always very professional.” – Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was created in 2001 to be the ultimate meeting place for the sharing of art. Their purpose is to create a platform whereby artists can display and ultimately sell their work. They encourage the exploration and discussion of art, as well as support those who create it.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number 1 source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase Tomorrow’s Art Giants, Today. CAGOnline created CAGO Media to showcase talented artists. 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 producing radio and TV show programming. The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly in 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), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are joined occasionally by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they do represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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Inventum Terrae Art Exhibition (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

Inventum Terrae Art Exhibition (Philadelphia, PA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Deja 42 Art Gallery is seeking artists who would like to present their work in their upcoming August exhibition, Inventum Terrae. Creators working in all media (painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, ceramics, textile) are welcome. Share your vision of landscape: utopian or dystopian vistas, realistic or imaginary scenes, natural or surreal panoramas, terrestrial or extraterrestrial realms. All media will receive due and equitable consideration.

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Enter by: 3 August 2022

A $25 fee is required for up to three different artworks submitted. It is preferable that artworks are for sale.

  • Accepted artists will be notified by Friday, August 5th, 2022.
  • Gallery-ready pieces must be delivered to the Gallery before, but absolutely no later than, Friday, August 12th, 2022.
  • Opening Reception Saturday, August 13th, 2022.

Chosen artists for Inventum Terrae will be showcased in a gallery space located in the vibrant and eclectic East Passyunk Square area of South Philadelphia. Artists will have the opportunity to not only sell their work at a commission, but also sell prints and smaller pieces in a storefront retail space. Deja 42 Art Gallery promotes featured artists through social media such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well as the gallery’s website. Showing artists receive 50% of their retail ask. Openings are every second Saturday of the month. Openings draw a big crowd in an intimate space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.

About Deja 42 Art Gallery

Deja 42 Art Gallery is a unique fine arts gallery and store of amazing objects. The gallery opened their doors at the beginning of April 2019 in the beautiful and lively area of East Passyunk in South Philadelphia. They have garnered much interest from locals and visitors. Deja 42 goes beyond the traditional gallery space. The gallery offers artists and artisans the opportunity to showcase their work without the exclusivity of representation. They are open to all forms of media and welcome sincerely both emerging and established artists. Deja 42 is a proud member of the East Passyunk Business Improvement District. The district provides exposure and promotion for businesses in the East Passyunk Avenue area of metropolitan Philadelphia.

For more information, contact deja42artgallery@gmail.com.

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Decatur Retail District Sculpture (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Retail District Sculpture (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Decatur Arts Alliance, with the City of Decatur, seeks sculpture artists for acquisition of existing work for Sam’s Crossing retail/residential district in Decatur, Georgia. The work will become a part of the city’s permanent collection. Sculpture artists can submit completed or in-progress work. The Decatur Arts Alliance invites submissions from artists who are eligible to work in the United States.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 16 October 2022

The Decatur Arts Alliance is seeking three different sculptures, each to be installed at one of three specific sites within the retail/residential district. Total compensation is based on the site specifications.

  • Site A: Up to $40,000 – South side of the retail district on East Ponce de Leon Avenue. The work can be up to 8 feet in diameter and 30 feet in height.
  • Site B: Up to $50,000 – Located adjacent to the residential apartment community on the corner of East Ponce de Leon Avenue, 5 feet in diameter and 40 feet in height.
  • Site C: $30,000 – Located between 2 freestanding retail buildings, the work should be no more than 3 feet in diameter and up to 10 feet in height.

The Decatur Arts Alliance and the City of Decatur are working with the developers of the retail space and the residential community for this public art installation. The Sam’s Crossing retail/residential district is located on a 10-acre site comprised 69,000 square feet of commercial retail space, including a Publix grocery at 2720 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue and 290 unit Notion apartments at 175 North Arcadia Avenue. Building construction of the retail development was completed in 2021. The residential apartments will be completed in 2022.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur. The Decatur Arts Alliance sponsors the annual festivals and special art events for members only. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur as well as develop the city as a strong arts community.

Public art has long been recognized as a community asset, but because many of its benefits seem intangible, it is often treated as a low priority, especially during challenging economic times. The Decatur Arts Alliance has shown that prioritizing public art can lead to increased levels of community engagement and social cohesion.

For more information, contact artsubmissions@decaturartsalliance.org.

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