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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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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J + K Isacson announces a call for artists for Curiosity, a five week national fine art exhibition focused on exploration of the unusual and the human need to discover. Art can be a journey of exploration into the unfamiliar, or unknown, and has the power to introduce us to the new and unusual.
Deadline: 20 Nov 2019
Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores their own personal curiosities about themselves and the world or artwork that is, itself, an unusual curiosity. All mediums are welcomed for submission. As an artist, what intrigues you? Is your artwork a journal for your new experiences and obsessions? Show us how you have explored new experiences or ideas through your artwork. Exhibition curated by J + K Isacson in partnership with the Old Courthouse Arts Center.
Curiosity Artist Benefits
Best in show & Honorable mention awards presented opening night. Artists/artwork from the exhibition will receive promotion online and via promotional videos sent to mailing lists and shared on social media. Artists from exhibitions that go on to a museum location are encouraged to be in invitational versions of the exhibition. Steady foot traffic throughout the week. There is good traffic flow during this exhibition due to Woodstock’s Groundhog Day festivities, which brings in tourism.
J + K Isacson intentionally curates for inclusion. Some themes expressly highlight artists whose voices have not been heard, including artists from different ethnicities, psychological disorders, religions, gender identity, and sexual orientation. They seek to give a platform to artists whose style of artwork or whose personal characteristics have provided them with limited opportunity to show in all our exhibitions.
About J + K Isacson
J + K Isacson works with emerging, mid-career, and museum-exhibiting artists. J + K Isacson are curators for the exhibition, working in partnership with the Northern Area Arts Council and the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, IL. It overlooks historic Woodstock square, which you may recognize from the film Groundhog Day.
The Old Courthouse was constructed in 1857, a classic brick structure designed by one of the country’s most prominent architects, John Mills Van Osdel. The adjoining Sheriff’s House & Jail was built 30 years later. After 115 years as the focal point of McHenry County government, the county outgrew the buildings in 1972 and the complex was to be demolished for a parking lot. It was saved from the wrecker’s ball by Woodstock residents Cliff and Bev Ganschow. The Ganschows bought the buildings and began an extensive renovation program completed for American’s Bicentennial in 1976. Because of the buildings’ architectural and historical significance, both the Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House & Jail are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Showcasing US handmade craft, visual art, and fashion steps from the most historic of American landmarks, 2015 is CRAFT PHILA – Liberty Bell’s second season of semi-annual juried fairs. Outdoor, free admission.
Deadline: 1 Apr 2015
A superior opportunity to sell your original, quality-crafted artwork to a global, multi-generational audience, at an iconic venue—the Liberty Bell attracts 10-15K visitors a weekend per the National Park Service.
Celebrating US handmade at America’s epicenter.
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