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Women in Art – Call for Artists

Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California is looking for unbelievable women artists.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 15 Dec 2015

All women artists and mediums will be considered in this call for art.

Artists work will be on display in our Laguna Beach gallery from January 7th through January 29th, 2016. Gallery split: 60% artist – 40% gallery.

Las Laguna Gallery is located in Laguna Village, a premier location with an artist alcove that includse artist galleries, shops, and dining overlooking Laguna Beach. Most nights offer live music near the fire pits. Las Laguna Gallery is a member of Laguna Beach ArtWalk. The trolley stops nearby for visitors and lovers of art to visit.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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7th Passion for Freedom – Call for Artists

Passion for Freedom invites submissions from visual artists working in the following mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, print making, photography, mixed media, installation and video.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 28 Aug 2015

Artists are asked to respond to the following questions or one of them through their work and a short artist statement discussing their work (online form – one of the sections):

  1. What is freedom?
  2. How easy is it to lose freedom?
  3. How hard is it to get freedom back?

Selection panel:

  • Gary Hill – one of the most prominent American foundational artists in video art.
  • Sarah Maple – provocative young British artist, feminist and activist.
  • Dr Lee Weinberg – curator, art researcher and lecturer at Goldsmith University.
  • Jasvinder Sangera – one of The Guardian’s ‘100 most inspiring women in the World,’ the Ambassador for Peace Award, the Pride of Britain Award, among many others.
  • Paul Carter Robinson – founding partner and CEO Artlyst – a comprehensive international what’s on guide for art events, exhibitions, fairs and auctions.

The premier art festival dedicated to freedom and open-entry exhibition. This represents traditional and cross-media art, which will be presented together with selected books, film sections and
renowned journalists. Three visual artists will be nominated for General Awards and three film productions will receive Freedom Film Awards. The audience will vote for their favourite piece of art for the People’s Choice Freedom Award during the Gala Ceremony.

The PFF exhibition will showcase uncensored art from UK, Europe and around the world who aim to promote human rights and freedom of expression. Hero artists risk their lives for greater good – some of them hiding under the artistic pseudonym or bravely creating despite threats and backlash in their home countries.

This year at the festival there will be collection of 10 films, 6 books, 6 journalists and around 50 artworks from all over the world.

Passion for Freedom (PFF) is a non-governmental, voluntary-based organisation that promotes human rights and freedom of expression through art. PFF was started in London in 2007 by a small group of friends, mainly women, and is today supported by a huge international network of artists, activists, journalists and professionals.

The festival was recognized by Madonna and highlighted in her Freedom Calendar 2014. PFF cooperated with BBC on its Freedom Year Program last year, and it continuous cooperation with Royal Holloway University on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Passion for Freedom stands for freedom. PFF involves others in education projects and breaks political correctness in media.

Mall Galleries is a major contemporary gallery space in the heart of Central London, championing the work of new and established artists. For over 40 years Mall Galleries has played a crucial role in diversifying the practice of figurative art, exploring its boundaries while promoting, inspiring and educating audiences with new exhibitions and interpretations of the contemporary world. Mall Galleries is operated by the Federation of British Artists, a major visual arts charity established in 1961.

For more information, contact info@passionforfreedom.co.uk.

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