[Sponsored Listing] K Space Contemporary announces a call for artists for their Third Coast Biennial, a non-thematic, juried exhibition of innovative contemporary art. Open to artists age 18+ living in the US. Entries must be original works of art completed in the last 2 years and not previously exhibited at K Space. All media is accepted. Two dimensional works must not exceed 60″. Three dimensional works must be manageable by two people.
Enter by: 1 Jun 2022
Entry Fee: $40 for 1 – 3 works of art, add $5 per each additional work of art, up to 10 max.
Exhibition Dates are July 15 – Aug. 26, 2022 (in person). The exhibition will remain on K Space’s website indefinitely.
The prestigious Third Coast Biennial is one of K Space’s most popular exhibitions, bringing innovative artists from other parts of the country to the Coastal Bend community. The competition introduces the work of participating artists to an esteemed juror who has achieved notoriety in the art world, as a curator, museum/gallery/ art space director, writer, or prominent artist who could potentially help further their careers.
The 2022 Juror is Mark L. Smith, PhD, owner and operator of Mark Smith Studio Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. A former art department chairman and associate dean, he is a member of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, the co-founder of Flatbed Press in Austin, and co-author of Flatbed Press at 25, published in 2016 by U.T. Press. A practicing artist, Smith is an art advisor to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park’s Cabinet Oak Project and developer of the park’s upcoming artist residency program.
Third Coast Biennial Artist Benefits
Five artists will receive monetary awards totaling $2,500. Several others will receive Honorable Mentions. Third Coast Biennial provides promotion, networking, exposure, and sales opportunities to selected artists. The exhibition is presented both in person and online. To promote individual artists, K Space highlights accepted artists on social media (10,000+ followers) and features artist interviews on their website’s blog. Approximately 5,000 visitors will view the exhibition in person, many looking to purchase art for their collections.
There will be 2 receptions during the run of the exhibition. The opening reception on July 15 is catered to collectors, art lovers, and academics. The ArtWalk reception on August 5th will draw a large crowd of over 1,000, of all ages and interests. Sales at K Space Contemporary average $7,000 per month.
“K Space Contemporary’s remarkable contribution to the fine arts in Texas and beyond is well known due their dedication for high-quality exhibitions and excellence in public programing. Fine art lectures, workshops, summer camps, calls-for-art, are just a few of the many opportunities K Space has to offer. Most recently, they were kind enough to allow two of my students to showcase their work for their Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis exhibitions in the impressive K Space galleries which resulted in two very successful shows with one student, Aroh Arzte, having the remarkable distinction of being listed as one of the Top Five exhibitions from Glasstire.com for the month of December (2021).
The very popular 3rd Coast National Biennial exhibition has reached national and international recognition with artists participating from across the United States. This in turn has brought many to Corpus Christi who visit us for the first time and are amazed at the thriving art community which I firmly believe is due to the professionalism and commitment of K Space. This exhibition has also become an educational opportunity for the community.
Due to the proximity of Corpus Christi, the closest locations to see contemporary art are in San Antonio (a two and a half hour drive) and Houston (a three and a half hour drive) which are not always accessible to students and others. I’ve had the pleasure of taking my students to view the exhibitions and witness what contemporary artists are involved with today. While the internet of course provides us with a wealth of information, as you know there is simply nothing better than observing work in person. K through 12 art teachers from our independent school district have also done the same and in some cases have organized lesson plans based on artworks on view.” – From Joe Peña, Associate Professor of Art at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
About K Space Contemporary
K Space Contemporary is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in downtown Corpus Christi, TX. Their mission is to present and promote contemporary art. As a forum for creative exchange and experimentation, K Space Contemporary aspires to educate and build awareness for innovative art in South Texas.
K Space Contemporary was established in 2001 by key members of K Space Art Studios. The “K” in the name refers to the building’s historic roots as a Kress Five & Dime Store. To this day, K Space remains an artist-centric organization dedicated to providing a venue for emerging and mid-career artists to exhibit their work and further their careers.
Each year, K Space Contemporary mounts 20+ solo and group exhibitions by local, regional, and national artists as determined by their Exhibition Committee. They welcome experimental, alternative works, unusual installations, and site-specific concepts.
Education programs at K Space Contemporary include a Summer Mural Art Program for teens, workshops, figure drawing sessions, as well as outreach programming to K-12 classrooms, senior centers, and non-profit partners. K Space Contemporary education programs reach 3,500+ persons per year. Through their Mural Arts Program, they have completed 18 public murals, many located in the downtown area.
In addition to public art, K Space Contemporary serves the broader community through events like the First Friday Artwalk and Dia de los Muertos Festival (DDLM Fest). The festival, featuring an art expo, live entertainment, fine art exhibitions, kids’ activities, and community altar display draws 30,000+ visitors each year. DDLM Fest has gained national attention as one of the largest DDLM celebrations in the US and has been selected as the Best Fest in The Bend Magazine’s Local’s List 2016 – 2021.
K Space Contemporary receives approximately 25,000 visitors annually. K Space Contemporary plays an important role in the Corpus Christi art scene, changing and improving the cultural climate of the city.
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[Sponsored Listing] The Keller Public Arts Board announces a call for artists for the 2022 Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program, aiming to install sculptures that are diverse in style and media. The Board hopes to expose the local community to different types of art, increase tourism, and encourage visitors to the Old Town area by providing a dynamic and engaging exhibit.
The Keller Public Arts Board seeks six sculptures that are appropriate for public viewing and support the family friendly atmosphere of the City of Keller. Sculptures remain under the artist’s ownership and are loaned to the exhibit for a two‐year period. All sculptures must be “family appropriate” and pose no risk to public safety; no sexual, bloody, or violent content shall be accepted. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather and require no maintenance by the City of Keller.
Enter by: 14 Mar 2022
The Old Town Keller area originally developed along the railroad tracks that served as the impetus for the founding of Keller. Once the site of a bustling train depot, city leaders now aim to establish Old Town as a destination for pedestrian-oriented businesses offering a variety of shopping, dining, and other services.
Artists must reside in Texas. All works must be original.
- Base must fit on 5’x5’ concrete pad.
- Max Height of 12’
- Max Weight 2,500 pounds
- Sculpture must be ready for installation no later than June 1, 2022
Rotating Sculpture Program Artist Benefits
A $1,500 honorarium shall be awarded for each piece for the installation, exhibition, and removal of the artwork for a two‐year period. One‐half of the stipend will be provided to the artist upon
selection. The remainder shall be paid upon successful installation. One Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500.
The existing 5’x5’ concrete pads shall be used for display and the City of Keller may provide some assistance with installation and removal of the artwork. The artist will receive recognition via a plaque with their name at the pad site, and a photo of the sculpture, location, and contact information on the City’s website and Facebook page.
The selected artists may participate in the Keller Art Walk on November 12, 2022. The Old Town Keller area, where the sculptures are installed, is the backdrop for the festival where artists of all genres display and sell their work. The chosen artists have the opportunity to participate in the event with the free booth space and canopy provided them.
About the City of Keller
Keller, Texas is home to over 45,000 people who enjoy quality schools, thriving businesses, an award-winning parks and trails system, and excellent, efficient, and innovative municipal service. In 2001, the development of a Public Arts Program was a natural progression in the flourishing Keller community. Since then, public art has become an increasingly prominent feature in Keller thanks to the efforts of the city, private individuals, local businesses, civic organizations, and the community at large.
Keller has established a notable collection of sculptures and an annual schedule of family-friendly art events. Neighboring communities have used similar approaches to public art by pursuing permanent pieces, often for city facilities or as part of capital projects, and by establishing recurring, signature art events and festivals. The Keller art community regularly leverages available cultural resources in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area to bring a broader spectrum of art to Keller, often in creative or uncommon ways in order to distinguish the local arts program, and the city, from other areas.
The mission of the Public Arts Program is to support and promote a process that will encourage visual and performing arts in public places and to define the programs, policies, and guidelines for acquiring and commissioning of arts of the highest standards to enrich the quality of life for all residents and visitors of the City of Keller.
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[Sponsored Listing] The City of Keller Public Arts Board announces a call for artists for the Bates Street Public Art Benches, selecting up to 12 artists for the design and installation of unique outdoor benches located along Bates Street in the city’s Old Town Keller district. The goal of the project is to add seating that is both functional and artistically interesting. The Board seeks designs that are original alternatives to traditional public street benches that complement the overarching goals of the city’s Old Town Keller Improvements Project.
Enter by: 18 Feb 2022
The imagination of the artist is the guide. There is not a theme for the benches. Selected artists will have their sculpted bench, with recognition, installed at the Bates Street Park and festival street. The chosen artists will receive $8,000 per bench to include design, fabrication, and installation of the bench. Selected artists shall receive one-half of the honorarium upon execution of the contract and one-half upon delivery and installation of the work. The artists bench will be listed along with all other permanent sculpture in the Keller Public Arts permanent collection on the website.
About Keller Public Arts
Keller Public Arts (KPA) is a growing arts program within the City of Keller, Texas. Throughout its history, KPA has acquired 15 permanent sculptures and 11 sculptures, half of which rotate out every 2 years through a call for art. The program boasts 5 gallery art shows in the Town Hall yearly, displaying a wide variety of art in multiple genres. The big event of the KPA is the annual Keller Art Walk in November. Artists, musicians, and dancers come together for a fall festival celebrating the arts.
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[Sponsored Listing] Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau announces a call for artists for the Pearland Art & Crafts On The Pavilion juried art show. The two-day, juried event will be held on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion, 11200 Broadway Street, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event returns after a successful 2019 turnout. It highlights handcrafted artisan pieces from across the Lone Star State. In addition to shopping for unique gifts and decor, visitors will enjoy live music, food trucks, and a kid’s interactive station. Located at the intersection of Highway 288 and Broadway/FM 518, the Pearland Town Center is the perfect backdrop for a mix of artists and entertainment.
Deadline: 15 Aug 2021
Artists should expect anywhere from 2,500 to 3,000 guests, between the two days of the juried event. They will look to browse and purchase original artwork from a variety of mediums. The Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau hopes to see guests from across the state, and even from neighboring states, at this event. They hope that the Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion audience brings awareness to the city of Pearland, arts community of Texas, and to specific artists chosen to participate as vendors.
About the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Convention & Visitors Bureau in Pearland is a division within the City Of Pearland, City Manager’s Office. The role of the Convention & Visitors Bureau is to promote and coordinate tourist related activity within the City of Pearland. The Bureau works with tourist related organizations within the City to coordinate marketing, advertising, promotion, and programming, as well as with State and regional organizations which are responsible for the promotion of the region. Tourism plays a significant role in the economic impact of the City of Pearland, and they are passionate about making the arts a reason that people travel to visit their community.
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[Sponsored Listing] Applications are now open for the Fall edition of The Other Art Fair Dallas. The fair will take place from October 21-24, 2021 at Dallas Market Hall. Recognized as the leading artist fair, The Other Art Fair is a pioneering platform for uncovering and nurturing new creative talent, allowing artists to forge direct relationships with potential buyers and gallerists.
Each applicant is carefully considered by our selection committee, with the judges taking time to look at the submitted works, CV, and artist statement.
Deadline: 16 Aug 2021
Successful applicants will receive the following as part of an 18-week exhibiting experience:
- A booth at The Other Art Fair: In-Real-Life — fully-built booth including walling, lights, and name board (4 days, Thursday – Sunday)
- Global promotion through the Online Studios e-commerce platform in partnership with Saatchi Art
- Exposure before the Onsite Fair and after the Fair – exclusive to The Other Art Fair artists
- Access to pre-fair preparation workshops in operations, marketing, and curation led by the Fair Team
- Lifetime membership to The Other Art Fair’s artist community with access to insider newsletters, professional networking, and social events
- Invite to the exhibitor-only Facebook community
- Invitations to The Other Sessions, a professional development workshop series exclusive to Fair exhibitors
- Exposure to a diverse audience of critics, gallerists, collectors, and art lovers
- Selection by a panel of esteemed experts
About The Other Art Fair
Since 2011, The Other Art Fair has led the way in discovering and nurturing creative talent, allowing artists to forge direct relationships with buyers and gallerists. Presented by leading online gallery Saatchi Art, the Fair holds a unique position of connecting artists directly with buyers – not only for the duration of the Fair, but also throughout the year.
In 2021, The Other Art Fair will provide the most comprehensive package ever to support and champion individual artists. Exhibiting with us offers a huge opportunity to meet buyers and promote and sell artwork with multi-channel promotion including a 4-day face-to-face exhibition, and the Online Studios e-commerce platform.
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[Sponsored Listing] The Trophy Club Women’s Club announces a call for artists for 30 or more artists to exhibit at the Mother’s Day Art and Garden Festival in Trophy Club, TX. Submitted work will be judged on originality, aesthetics, design elements, technique, execution, quality, and creative use of materials. Artistic excellence is the overriding criterion for artist selection.
Deadline: 31 Mar 2021
The Trophy Club Women’s Club’s first annual Mother’s Day Art and Garden Festival will be held on May 8 – 9, 2021, at the Trophy Club Town Center. With the support of the Town of Trophy Club and esteemed sponsors, this new event promises to be an exciting and enriching addition to everyone’s springtime.
The festival will celebrate the arts, natural garden beauty and Mother’s Day in a family-friendly, relaxed atmosphere of garden greenery among the walkways of Town Center. The work of up to 40 regional artists will be showcased for Mother’s Day weekend shoppers. Artisans and gardeners will round out the offerings – and possible gifts for Mom. Special activities for children, a variety of culinary delights and beverages supplied by regional vendors, and light local entertainment will make this a festive and well-attended event for families throughout the northwest Metroplex area.
The jury will select a balance of mediums, but will not impose limits for any given category. The integrity of the panel review process is of the greatest importance to the Festival and the larger arts community. Selections will be based solely upon the quality of the work as submitted.
About the Trophy Club Women’s Club
The Trophy Club Women’s Club, a non-profit, 501c3 organization, in collaboration with The Town of Trophy Club, provides charitable, friendship, and community opportunities for their members. Through sponsorships, fundraising efforts, and donations, the club has contributed over seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars to local charities over the last 40 years. This is the first year launching a Mother’s Day Art and Garden Festival. There is lots of town and business support. It’s sure to be a huge success. Please join us — Texas is open for business!!
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The Keller Public Arts Board is seeking six artists to paint or sculpt during the Keller Art Walk event. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Artists will be expected to work in their booth space, viewable to the public, for the duration of the event, excluding reasonable breaks for lunch. Artwork created during the event must be appropriate for public viewing and support the family friendly atmosphere of the City of Keller, Texas. In addition to plein air artists, the event will feature a kid zone, live music, and vendors. Artists not selected as plein air artists by the Board may participate in the event with a regular paid vendor spot.
Deadline: 21 Jun 2020
The Keller Public Arts Board will host the fourth annual Keller Art Walk on November 14, 2020 in the city’s recently updated Old Town area. The Board is offering free booth space and a $150 stipend to six artists selected as the event’s plein air artists. The Keller Art Walk is an arts and music festival designed to give local artists an affordable opportunity to showcase their work while attracting people to experience Keller’s burgeoning arts and entertainment district.
Although the Keller Art Walk is open to vendors of all types, all vendor recruitment is directed at artists and the Board sincerely hopes the event can be of benefit to the participating artists. The Keller Art Walk is held in the Old Town Keller West area, located on the west side of U. S. Highway 377 near the city’s border with Fort Worth. The Keller Public Arts Board has sole discretion on booth location for each artist.
Keller Art Walk Plein Air Artists Honorarium
Each selected artist will receive a $150 honorarium on the day of the event. Selected artists will receive booth space, inclusive of a 10 x 10 canopy (optional), at no charge for displaying and selling additional work. Artists’ names and website/social media contacts will be posted on the event website, Facebook page, and on-site signage. Booth space includes set up and tear down.
About Keller Public Arts Board
The Board is committed to making Keller a community that embraces and benefits from the arts. The Old Town Keller area originally developed along the railroad tracks, which served as the impetus for the founding of Keller. Once the site of a bustling train depot, city leaders now aim to establish Old Town as a destination for pedestrian-oriented businesses offering a variety of shopping, dining, and other services.
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ArtPrize Grand Rapids announces a call for artists for a Public Art Grant. On March 16, the selected artists will each have five minutes to pitch their installation ideas for ArtPrize 2020 to a panel of art experts from around the country. ArtPrize will work to connect the selected artist with firms providing in-kind services, designed to assist with project budgets. These firms can include shipping, construction, engineering and materials. These donations are not guaranteed.
Deadline: 14 Feb 2020
The ArtPrize competition, which takes place every other fall in Grand Rapids, MI, is open to any artist and decided by public vote. It invites artists to try out new ideas for an audience. Registered artists and venues connect online at artprize.org and agree to present the artwork for public display during the 19-day event. The public votes using mobile devices and the web to distribute $250,000 in cash prizes.
In 2018, the tenth installment of ArtPrize included over 1,260 entries representing 40 countries and 41 U.S. states and territories. ArtPrize annually attracts more than half a million active participants. Since its inception, individuals of all backgrounds have cast more than 3.4 million votes for public art.
Public Art Grant Participant Benefits
$15,000 will be provided to the winning artist to offset costs for
- Transportation and installation of artwork to ArtPrize
- Maintaining the installation throughout the event
- Removing installation after ArtPrize 2020
- Restoring installation site to its original condition (Leave No Trace)
Following this open call for proposals, five finalists from anywhere in the U.S. will be provided with a stipend of $500 to travel to Austin during SXSW Interactive. Each artist will present for five minutes, using up to five slides to describe their proposal to a live audience and a panel of five judges. One artist receives a $15,000 grant to install the project at ArtPrize 2020, slated to take place from September 16 to October 4, 2020. At ArtPrize, the project will compete for $250,000 in prizes determined by public vote.
About ArtPrize Grand Rapids
The ArtPrize organization produces citywide contemporary art experiences that encourage critical discourse, celebrate artists, transform urban space, and promote cultural understanding.
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The Mayor’s Star Council (MSC) is issuing a call to artists/artist teams interested in creating unique durable artwork to serve as bus stop installations 2019 at specific locations in Southern Dallas. Each installation is sponsored by private donors and maintained by DART as part of a network of art installations in Dallas bus stops. The MSC has teamed up with DART, DISD, and local Dallas artists on this new initiative. Together with partners, the MSC is creating the opportunity for artwork designed by local artists, and co-envisioned by Dallas high school students, to be showcased at select DART bus stops throughout the City of Dallas.
Deadline: 27 Sept 2019
Each unique bus stop installation:
- Encourages local students to envision and take ownership for the future of their communities. Working with a team of artists, students envision the future of their neighborhoods while connecting that vision to the recognition and honor of the community’s past.
- Highlights the history and culture of the neighborhood in Dallas it is located in. This project promotes the strong heritage of communities in Southern Dallas. It highlights the stories and history that aren’t always visible in locations visited by hundreds to thousands daily.
- Connects Northern and Southern Dallas. By offering a uniquely creative opportunity for investment, the Bus Stop installations facilitate the economic and cultural linkage of south and north. They enable Dallas-based donors and corporations from across the region to consider and invest in Southern Dallas. Sister stops offer the additional opportunity for students and all interested Dallas residents to follow the trail or bus route connecting two Dallas communities.
- Incorporates the brand or logo of the sponsor. The Bus Stop installations offer a unique way to highlight organizations making an impact in our city.
Bus Stop Installations 2019 Artist Benefits
Artists will be paid $1000 for their participation. They will be part of a unique collaboration between Mayor’s Star Council, DISD high school students, a local business, DART, and a local Dallas community. Artists learn about the history of the neighborhood. They will be inspired by the kids who will provide their vision for the future of the neighborhood. The art piece will be installed in a DART bus stop shelter. It will be visible for the community for years to come. Thousands of people will be exposed to this art piece. The artist becomes part of the MSC community, continuing to work alongside our group in new capacities.
About Mayor’s Star Council
The Mayor’s Star Council’s mission is to empower leaders to impact Dallas through three pillars: Learn, Connect, and Serve. MSC members engage with peers who share the same passion for improving Dallas. They gain valuable experience that serves as a catalyst for becoming a committed leader.
The MSC is made up of a group of diverse leaders from the ages of 25-40 that come from eight different areas of cultural and professional influence: Arts ahd Entertainment, Business, Education, Government, Hospitality & Tourism, Media, Religion, and the Social Sector. This group has accepted the challenge from the Mayor to be civically engaged in the challenges the city faces rather than inheriting them in the future. While not officially affiliated with the city, MSC works alongside the Mayor of Dallas. The MSC projects reflect the priorities set forth by the Mayor. MSC works collaboratively with the Mayor to assist with key initiatives, including GrowSouth.
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