The Venice-Nokomis Rotary club announces a call for artists for the 27th annual Artfest 2019, to be held 1/19/19 – 1/20/19 in beautiful Venice, FL. This two-day event features 100 artists, live music, children’s area, car shows, food trucks, and beer and wine. It is the largest fundraiser for the Venice-Nokomis Rotary club, with annual attendance in the thousands. The grounds are ample. Artists can park and stay behind their exhibits. The club provides overnight security. Many artists choose to stay on the property in their motor homes or campers.
Deadline: 1 Dec 2018
Beautiful and historic Venice, FL is located on the Gulf of Mexico. It is a very popular winter destination for tourists and snowbirds alike. The Venice-Nokomis Rotary 27th annual Artfest 2019 is one of the premier events to showcase artistic talent.
Prizes are awarded for: Best in Show, Category prizes, and Merit awards. In addition to cash prizes, Venice-Nokomis Rotary provides free lunch on Saturday. This year, the club is partnering with the City of Venice Public Works Department in a family friendly RoadEO, which will boost attendance by several thousand.
About the Venice-Nokomis Rotary
Venice-Nokomis Rotary is the largest Rotary International group in the Venice area. The Artfest is their biggest annual fundraiser. Proceeds are dedicated to local youth organizations and non-profits. Some of the groups that benefit from our festival include: Venice High School athletics and the Rotary Futures program, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sarasota County, Our Mother’s House, Laurel Civic Association, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Venice Youth boating, the Venice Theatre youth programs, the Venice Symphony youth programs, and Venice Little League. Annually, the Venice Nokomis Rotary contributes more than $50,000 to these local youth organizations.
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Venice Arts seeks a photographer to work on a part-time basis as a teaching artist, Lead Photographer.
Deadline: 31 May 2016
Working under the direct supervision of the Director of Education, the Lead Photographer has the following, primary responsibilities:
- Teach 4 photography workshops each academic cycle and one in summer
- Develop age-appropriate, standards-based syllabi for each class that supports Venice Arts’ curricular goals
- Interview, place, support, and retain volunteer artist-mentors placed in workshops (generally three per class)
- Assure the weekly, effective management of all art and media produced by students, using Venice Arts existing protocols
- Work with the Director of Education to select work for the archive, special exhibits, and web features
- Assure workshop evaluation
- Work with youth to prepare projects for exhibition and install youths’ work
- Identify youth whose work is ready for submission to competitions, and work with them (individually and/or in small groups) to prepare their submissions
- Work cooperatively with the Director of Education, and other members of the Art Mentoring Program (AMP) team, to assure efficient program operations
- Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate is a working photographer with a minimum of two years experience teaching photography to youth; a background in documentary photography, street photography, or photojournalism; and a demonstrated understanding of a broad range of contemporary and history photographers and practices. Advanced degree preferred, but not required.
Those without prior photography teaching experience will not be considered.
The ideal candidate demonstrates an ability to develop age-appropriate, standards-based syllabi, and understands pedagogical approaches that are project-based, highly interactive, and student centered. Must demonstrate an understanding of how documentary and digital storytelling concepts can be integrated into workshops for youth. Experience with multimedia storytelling (image and audio) and working with video a plus. A high level of computer proficiency required, including being expert with current innovations in digital arts software. Experience working with volunteers and/or training other artists a strong plus.
The ideal candidate is well-organized, detailed-oriented, and able to multi-task. She or he works well as a team member, as well as independently. Must demonstrate a genuine interest in Venice Arts’ mission.
Lead Photographer Salary and Benefits:
This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position with a Tuesday-Friday (afternoon) and Saturday (morning), work schedule. The salary starts at $20,800 with sick time and vacation benefits commensurate with the percentage worked, the latter accruing after the initial 90-days and the ability to participate in employee-funded 401(k) retirement plan. Health coverage is not provided part-time employees.
Job opportunity to work with our low-income youth who don’t have accessibility to the arts. You will sharpen your teaching skills, inspire young artists, lead curriculum and class projects, manage youth competitions, hire mentors, and make a difference in the community.
Venice Arts mission is to ignite youths’ imagination, mentor their creativity, and expand their sense of possibility through high quality, accessible media-based arts education programs. Venice Arts also serves as a catalyst for people of all ages, living in low-income or underrepresented communities, to create and share personal and community stories through photography, film, and multi-media.
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Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency offers a seven week residency program located in Joshua Tree, CA.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2016
Program: May – July 2016
Artists are given free housing and studio space. Stipend award of up to $1000. Exhibit of artist work at JTAG gallery.
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency is a non profit organization providing opportunities for artists to explore new ideas and projects in the beauty of the Mojave Desert.
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The Biennial Project is thrilled to announce an open call to artists worldwide for ArtVenice Biennale 3 – an online juried competition as well as a large screen digital presentation being held at a beautiful large gallery space in Venice, Italy during the Opening Week of The Venice Biennale 56.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2015.
If your work is selected for inclusion in ArtVenice Biennale3 it will also be shown on our website and in a blog posting reaching over 6,000 very important people of influence in the international art world, (mondo artistico internazionale). Best of all your art will be presented for one night as a digital display at The Biennial Project’s extravagant, VIP Gala event in Venice, Italy during the opening week of The Venice Biennale 56. That’s La Biennale di Venezia for you international folk.
In addition, the artist who is bestowed the title of Grand Prizewinner will have a solo gallery show on our website, and a solo blog posting of 15 pieces or his/her magnificenza work to our on-line audience of over 6,000 (and growing) art lovers.
The Biennial Project is an artists’ collaborative whose goal is to explore the nature and understand the perception of biennials within the art world and, in so doing, to develop a collective body of work that will be exhibited in as many biennials as possible – especially the really cool ones.
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