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6th Annual PleinAir Salon
Deadline: 01/31/2018 | Location: National
The PleinAir Salon consists of six bi-monthly competitions and culminates in the Annual Grand Prize winner being announced on stage at the Plein Air Convention and Expo in April. Our bi-monthly competitions feature 20 categories including: best overall winners, medium, subject and age. The entry fee is $35 for the first painting and $13 for every painting thereafter. Each person is allowed to enter as many paintings as they want in as many categories as they want. A new feature to our competition this year are the monthly cash prizes we are awarding to the first, second and third place winners. A guest judge will select the 20 winners in each cycle and all of those winners will be eligible for the grand prize in April. The more you enter the better your chances of winning. Annual winners are announced at the Plein Air Convention and Expo each April, this year taking place in San Diego on April 24. We award cash prizes to the second and third place winners and the Grand Prize winner takes home $15,000 and the will be featured on the cover of PleinAir magazine. Please visit our website for more details and to enter your painting today!
The Earth Speaks IV
Deadline: 02/02/2018 | Location: Pennsylvania
Juried exhibit, ARTSPACE Gallery (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania), concerning the Environmental Crisis. Sample topics: Man-made issues that pose a threat to our planet; Environmental disasters; Ideas for solutions. Artists in all mediums and all ages from the following states are invited to enter: ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, VA, MD, DE, DC. $1100 in awards. Juror: Raymond Barnes, Professor of Art, Muhlenberg College; Allentown PA. Fee: $15 students; $30 adults for two images
Made in California Juried Exhibition, Call for Submissions
Deadline: 02/23/2018 | Location: California
In its 33rd year, this annual juried tradition showcases a fascinating collection of artwork from artists all over the state of California. As always, MICA strives to highlight artists in all stages of their careers and offers them a chance to compete for a number of awards, including the coveted solo show opportunity. This regional show features artwork from an extensive variety of mediums and explores creative movements happening here in the Golden State.
The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents with a strong history of public art. The Woodlands Arts Council invites national and international artists to apply for the next installation of The Woodlands Art Bench outdoor permanent collection. So far, 14 Art Benches have been commissioned and installed along The Woodlands Waterway through a partnership with The Woodlands Township and the generous funding of underwriters in the community. Walk from The Woodlands Mall to Town Green Park and enjoy the beauty and practicality of these one-of-a-kind Art Benches designed by local, national and international artists. Three finalists will be chosen for each bench in a preliminary selection process and will receive a $300 stipend. One artist from these finalists will be chosen to construct a bench, receiving a stipend of $8,000. Artists are encouraged to work conceptually with the chosen site and underwriter’s vision. The Woodlands is an aesthetically unique district, with its natural landscapes and waterway backdrop. We challenge the artists to conceptualize work that can highlight their own vision in conjunction with both the underwriter and these unique chosen sites.
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Winter Party Artscape Exhibit
Deadline: 01/22/2018 | Location: Florida
Fee: No entry fee. Eligibility: Open to all artists 18+ within the U.S who openly identify as LGBTQ+ and work in 2-D &/or 3-D mediums such as painting, photography, sculpture, textile &/or mixed media. All 2D work must be 48” or less in any direction inclusive of any frame. All 3D work must be 15 lbs or less. Theme: Open theme. All work must be original and available for sale with at least one (1) work donated at 100% to Winter Party (“WPF”) with the other submissions for sale with 50% of the sales price to WPF benefiting the National LGBTQ Task Force (“the Task Force”) and 50% going back to the Artist. For consideration, please submit the following to ArtScape@WinterParty.com : 1. 3-6 images of artwork in .jpg format with no more than 1800 pixels in any dimension, 300 dpi max with Artist’s name and title e.g. ArtistName_ArtworkTitle.jpg Note: If only one (1) work is submitted, it shall be donated in full (100%) to WPF; 2. Artist Statement in Word or PDF format describing the work submitted; 3. A Word or PDF list detailing each work’s exact measurements inclusive of any frame (in/ft/lbs), title and pricing specifying which shall be donated in full to WPF and which is/are for sale with 50% sales price going to WPF; and 4. Website &/or social media (Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube &/or Twitter) Important Dates: Submission Deadline: Monday, January 22, 2018 11:59pm ET Notice of Selection: Friday, January 26, 2018 Work must be received by: Friday, February 23, 2018 (No saw-tooth hangers. Further instructions provided with Notice of Selection.) Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 2018 7pm ET Unsold work must be picked up by: Saturday, March 3, 2018 12pm ET. Any unsold work still left onsite after this time shall be donated in full to WPF. Artists are responsible for any and all costs associated with shipping the work to and from the location. More about this exhibit: ArtScape is an installation of work presented by Winter Party and benefiting the National LGBTQ Task Force highlighting out & proud LGBTQ+ artists throughout South Florida and beyond. In this present climate, simply to be out is still an act of provocation and art has continued to be, as Oscar Wilde put it, “the most intense mode of individualism the world has ever known.” Our vision is to bridge the gap between LGBTQ+ artists and the mainstream art world while raising much-needed visibility and funds for the LGBTQ+ community.
Paul Dyck Celebration of Archaeology in Art
Deadline: 02/03/2018 | Location: Arizona
Verde Valley Archaeology Center is proud to present the 2018 Annual Paul Dyck Celebration of Archaeology in Art Show and Sale. This is part of the weekend-long Camp Verde Spring Heritage Festival that includes the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair, the Spring Pecan and Wine Festival, and the Verde River Runoff. The Festival has become a Sedona/Verde Valley area favorite and will again take place in the heart of historic Camp Verde, Arizona. Past people have shaped the landscape of the Sedona/Verde Valley area. They left their mark through their dwellings, markings on rock, and the terracing of the landscape. Art can provide a visual interpretation of the landscape of these past people along with the scientific interpretation of archaeology. The goal of this Celebration is to demonstration the relevance that the past has for today’s contemporary artists that are evoked by the art and artifacts of our ancestors. The theme is “Art Inspired by Archaeology and Archaeology as Art.” Subject matter is limited to representations of archaeological subjects, including ancient dwellings, rock markings (rock art), landscape with archaeological features, or inspired by the ancient American Southwest people, textiles and pottery. The Celebration is open to all artists 18 years and older. Accepted medium include original, contemporary, representational art including oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, bronze and wood sculpture, pottery, fiber arts and photography. Awards for how well the art meets the theme as well as a People's Choice.
Call teaching Artist
Deadline: 02/04/2018 | Location: Indiana
Arts Place is looking for artist instructors for our Summer 2018 Arts in the Parks program. Arts in the Parks works with children in rural communities across East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio to introduce them to the arts and foster their creativity. Skills taught in past years include ceramics, fiber art, poetry, theater performance, painting, dance, sculpture and so much more. Classes run from early June through the end of July. The classes are hosted in multiple different location throughout our service area. We are looking for enthusiastic, creative, and accomplished artist instructors who have a passion for sharing their craft with children aged 6-14. Our teaching artists generally have at least a four-year degree in the arts, but significant experience will be considered. The selected candidates will have sizable input with the Arts in the Parks coordinator on the community arts projects and workshop curriculum. We are seeking instructors who are flexible, love working with children of all ages, can teach art in new and interesting ways, and are passionate about community building. Teaching artists will be contracted for one to two week residencies. Our artists are placed with compatible local families in pleasant surroundings. This is an important part of our residency experience as local families assist the teaching artist in making meaningful connections to the community. Arts Place is a rural arts council that operates arts centers in Portland, Indiana, Hartford City, Indiana and St. Mary’s, Ohio. It is our mission to foster the creative spirit in anyone. Teaching artists typically earn $550 to $1,200 per week based on training, experience, and demand. Supplies are provided for classes and teaching artists are reimbursed for mileage between class sites. Teaching artists are responsible for their own meals and travel to and from the area. To apply, please send a resume, 10 samples of your work, 3 class samples or community project ideas, and a letter of interest to kanderson@artsland.org by February 5, 2018. To inquire about positions and the program prior to applying, contact Kimberly Anderson at (270) 726-4809 ext. 230 or at kanderson@artsland.org.
Temporary Public Art Installation RFP
Deadline: 02/15/2018 | Location: National
Temporary Public Art Installations on East Avenue Deadline: 5pm (EST)Thursday, February 15, 2018 Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) seeks proposals for site-specific, temporary public art that will enliven the East Avenue neighborhood. RoCo encourages proposals for incisive, surprising, and unique sculpture and installation art of all forms, including media-based works. Of particular interest are projects that connect visitors to the location, buildings, park landscape, community and/or history of the neighborhood. Proposals for works that prompt visitors to return multiple times to experience changes in the piece are encouraged. RoCo welcomes visual artists, sculptors, sound artists, performing artists, photographers, filmmakers, and others to submit a proposal. RoCo’s public art program will give one artist the opportunity to envision, produce, and exhibit a sculpture or multimedia work adjacent to RoCo. The completed work will be exhibited to the public 24/7 for one to four months. The duration will be determined with RoCo staff based on the seasons and circumstances. Works may be offered for sale during the exhibition period. The artwork, if not sold by the end of the exhibition period, will remain the property of the artist. Artist will receive a $2,000 - $3,000 grant to support their project (50% materials, 50% artist stipend). Artist proposals will be reviewed relative to the following criteria: • Site specificity: ability of the work to engage art audiences and the general public with the location using elements of surprise, humor, imagery, design, etc. • Quality of the proposal and prior work • Fit for RoCo and our neighbors • Feasibility of the proposal • Originality and timeliness • Safety of visitors and passersby Eligibility This program is open to artists in the Greater Rochester area, New York artists, and national artists. Artists who have exhibited in other exhibitions at RoCo are eligible to apply. Site and Audience Selected works must meet safety requirements and be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use for the duration of the installation. Prior to preparing proposals, applicants are encouraged to visit the location, a unique urban park in downtown Rochester, both during the day and at night. Applicants are also encouraged to learn about the history and context of the location and neighborhood. Artworks will be on display free of charge to passersby 24/7 while invigorating the site as a destination for contemporary art lovers. The site is visited by 300 to 600 people each week, with neighborhood festivals attracting many more people. There is general lighting in the park and specific flood lighting for the main installation site. Though one public art pad has been identified, RoCo is open to considering other unique approaches. Timeline Proposals must be received by 5pm (EST), Thursday February 15, 2018 in order to be considered. The potential schedule is as follows: Production period begins: March 10, 2018. Installation prior to: May 15, 2018. Request for Proposals for more information contact: Bleu Cease (585) 461.2222 bleu@rochestercontemporary.org Rochester Contemporary Art Center 137 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14604 585.461.2222 Proposal packages should consist of the following on a flash drive: 1.COVER SHEET Applicants must include a cover sheet with their name, mailing address, telephone number, email, project title, and a single paragraph of up to 150 words summarizing the proposed project. If applying as a team, please include the names and emails for each team member and identify one team member as the lead contact. 2. PROJECT PROPOSAL AND BUDGET Applicants must submit a project proposal of up to 1,000 words that clearly describes the project and its relationship to the specific site. Applicants must submit renderings and sketches of the proposed project. Audio or video artists should include sound or video files. Proposals must demonstrate feasibility within the budget. 3.CURRENT RESUME OR CV Resume or CV should include information about education; work and teaching experience; exhibition history, if applicable; awards, grants, and residencies; and other relevant information. 4.RECENT WORK WITH IMAGES AND SCRIPT Applicants must include up to seven digital images of recent works. These images are in addition to images submitted as part of the project proposal. Art concepts and/or recent works may be in any medium. An image script with a numbered list that corresponds to the submitted images should also be included. For each image, include the title, date, and a brief description of the work.
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