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2018 Cincinnati Summer Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show
Deadline: 06/20/2018 | Location: Ohio
Apply Now! 2018 Cincinnati Summer Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Spend another gorgeous Sunday with us at our Cinci June event! This large show will feature artists and crafters selling their original handmade items! The show will also be catered with a concession stand by the venue. Admission is $3 to the public, children under 12 are free. A portion of proceeds will benefit the local non-profit, the Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank. This show is currently accepting vendors. For more information about the Avant-Garde Art & Craft Shows, please visit www.avantgardeshows.com Also, become a fan and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn! LOCATION: Oasis Golf Club& Conference Center 902 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 DATE: Sunday, June 24, 2018 TIME: 10:00am-5:00pm
Competitions Exhibition Opportunities
Call for Entry: Piece of Paper
Deadline: 04/27/2018 | Location: National
The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is holding a national call seeking artwork for our upcoming exhibit titled Piece of Paper. Paper is a versatile material that is at the core of contemporary art. It has unlimited surfaces, strengths, flexibilities and accepts a multitude of mediums. The call includes but is not limited to painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and book arts. Juror: Karen Kunc. Kunc is a Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kunc works have been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally and are held in numerous collections: MOMA; Library of Congress; Milwaukee Art Museum; and Haas Arts Library Yale University. In continuous operation since 1886, the St. Louis Artists’ Guild is a nationally known Arts Center recognized for exhibitions and programs that educate and enlighten, bring art to all segments of the community, and serve as a resource and network for community artists of all ages and interests. Apply at: https://www.stlouisartistsguild.org/piece-of-paper
Piece of Paper
Deadline: 04/28/2018 | Location: National
The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is holding a national call seeking artwork for our upcoming exhibit titled Piece of Paper. Paper is a versatile material that is at the core of contemporary art. It has unlimited surfaces, strengths, flexibilities and accepts a multitude of medium. The call includes but is not limited to painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and book arts. Juror: Karen Kunc. Kunc is a Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kunc works have been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally and are held in numerous collections: MOMA; Library of Congress; Milwaukee Art Museum; and Haas Arts Library Yale University. The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is a nationally known Arts Center recognized for exhibitions and programs that educate and enlighten, bring art to all segments of the community, and serve as a resource and network for community artists of all ages and interests.
Solo museum exhibition opportunity
Deadline: 05/31/2018 | Location: National
Seeking artists to exhibit their work at a small museum in rural NW Pennsylvania. Deadline MAY 31. Please see this page for guidelines: https://www.craryartgallery.org/propose-an-exhibit.html Please email with questions (not phone).
New gallery looking for Professional Artists for 2018
Deadline: 12/31/2018 | Location: Connecticut
GR Art Gallery, is a theme oriented contemporary art gallery (2500sqft) , open to all ideas and techniques especially painting and printmaking.
Fairs and Festivals Galleries/Nonprofit Spaces
Seeking Artist Members
Deadline: 06/01/2018 | Location: Colorado
CORE New Art Space is looking for artist members to join our alternative art space. CORE has been in continuous operation since 1981, with artist members sharing the gallery maintenance. CORE hosts 16 exhibitions annually, 6 of which are open entry opportunities for non member artists residing in the community. There are no fees attached to applying for membership. Visit www.coreartspace.com for application details.
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8th Annual Juired Call For Artists, MIX IT UP!
Deadline: 05/01/2018 | Location: California
The Town of Danville’s Village Theatre Art Gallery is seeking artists who create artwork using all types media to submit their artwork for the 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, which is set for June 29 – August 25, 2018. The deadline for entries is May 1, 2018. The Village Theatre Art Gallery seeks to promote and celebrate the visual arts in a variety of media. This is the year to Mix it Up! Accepting artwork submissions in the form of sculpture, prints, photography, original paintings and all mixed media. For detailed information on submitting your artwork, visit our website at: www.villagetheatreartgallery.com About the Juror: Richard (Ric) Ambrose has extensive experience in art administration and strategic planning which includes fundraising, donor cultivation, marketing, facility operations and program development to the Richmond Art Center. In more than twenty-eight years, Ric has managed or curated more than 200 exhibitions in art, science and history in a variety of multimedia formats.He is a practicing artist and has taught studio art at several colleges. Ric is represented by Hespe Gallery in San Francisco. An Opening Reception for the juried exhibition is scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through August 25, 2018. Artwork in the exhibition will be for sale. The Village Theatre and Art Gallery is open to visitors Wednesday through Friday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday by appointment only. The Art Gallery is closed on Sundays. Admission is free and donations are appreciated. For more information, contact Visual Arts Coordinator Marija Nelson Bleier at (925) 314-3460 or mbleier@danville.ca.gov.
38th International Exhibition
Deadline: 05/07/2018 | Location: California
The San Diego Watercolor Society announces its Call for Entries for the 38th International Exhibition to be held in San Diego during October, 2018. The exhibition is open to all watermedia artists. On-line entries only. Juror is renowned artist, John Salminen. The deadline for entries is May 7, 2018. For more information and to view the prospectus visit www.sdws.org. $17,000 in cash and merchandise awards!!!
50th Annual Watercolor West International Juried Show
Deadline: 06/28/2018 | Location: International
50th Annual Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition Call for Entries. Online only. Deadline: June 28, 2018 Juror: Katherine Chang Liu. Approximately $20,000 Cash and Merchandise Awards. Entry Fee for1- 2 entries is $50 Members and $60 Non-Members. Only Transparent Watercolor on Rag Paper Exhibition from October 13-December 16, 2018 City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA Visit www.watercolorwest.org for prospectus and information
Inside Small: Juried Small Works Art Exhibit
Deadline: 10/14/2018 | Location: New York
Inside Small: Juried Small Works Art Exhibit Open to all artists in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Artwork must not exceed 12” x 12” (or 144” sq. inches), including frame or base. Artwork weight limited to 25 lbs. Artists may submit a maximum of three (3) entries for consideration. Deadline: October 14, 2018.
Miscellaneous No Entry Fee
Call for Artist Submissions
Deadline: 12/31/2018 | Location: Florida
Leader Art Consultants (LAC) is an art consulting firm based in Pensacola, FL that matches work by local and regional artists to area residential and commercial client spaces. Submitting artists must live or work within FL, AL, MS, LA or TX. LAC's artist database is internally used. After an extensive consultation is given to our clients we refer to our database to choose the most appropriate art to present. We present and purchase work in all styles and mediums including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and other art media. For commercial spaces we typically place larger works (i.e. 20” x 20” and larger). However, smaller series of works can be used in multiples. LAC rarely matches work for client sites that contain subject matter depicting nudes, strong political tones, and religious iconography. If your work consists solely of any of these please reconsider applying to this call. Submit online at leaderfineart.com/call-for-artists.
Non-juried Shows Online Exhibitions Online Gallery (Free To Post) Outdoor Sculpture Competition Public Art/Percent-for-Art
Call for Sculptures
Deadline: 04/30/2018 | Location: National
CALL FOR ART 2018-2020 Sculpture Walk - River District of Rockford, IL The mission of the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Charitable Foundation Arts Fund is to encourage and enhance cultural life and public art in the Rockford region through facilitation, recognition, and financial support. The Arts Fund, an initiative of Forest City Beautiful, is for a sculpture walk consisting of a two-year installation of sculptors’ work for which each artist will receive an honorarium of $2,000. The RACVB Charitable Foundation Arts Fund is soliciting artists for the 2018-2020 Sculpture Walk-Forest City Beautiful Exhibit. 1. Location The River District is located along Rockford’s active riverfront. This area is home to parks, docks, local cultural amenities and events, an urban residential development, sports facilities, local businesses, restaurants and Rockford’s historic business and municipal district. An existing pedestrian esplanade meanders along the east and west sides of the Rock River, providing brilliant views of the riverfront and various amenities of the area. The sculpture walk adds to the scenic walk, offering residents and visitors a pleasant cultural experience. The art sculptures are enjoyed by thousands and provide varying views of the landscape throughout the four seasons. The Sculpture Walk in the River District allows opportunities for artists to exhibit their work in a unique setting year-round. 2. Project Scope and Requirements PUBLIC ART SCULPTURES The River District is located in an urban downtown area within Rockford’s city center. • Artists will be commissioned to exhibit original sculptures from their existing collections. • Works are required to be created in any durable media. • Sculptures must withstand weather elements of the upper Midwest climate and abuse of an outdoor display. • Sculptures should not have sharp edges or be an endangerment to the public, and content must be appropriate for all ages. The review committee reserves the right to inspect all pieces and instruct the removal of a sculpture, if the committee feels it presents any hazards. Rockford’s River District offers the opportunity for the placement and display of a variety of sculptures. Life size and/or monumental sculptures of varying sizes are recommended. The piece must be structured so that a concrete slab is capable of supporting the art. Selection of sculptures and sizes may be dependent on the available sizes of foundation slabs. Sculptures must be ready for outdoor installation with a minimum mounting system of no less than 3/8” bolts and no greater than 3/4” bolts. A minimum 3-point bolting system is required. A template board with exact bolt locations is required and must accompany the sculptures. Please indicate if you cannot provide your own drill equipment or power tools for installing and de-installing the sculptures – assistance may be available. Crane equipment for lifting and setting sculptures will be provided during installation and de-installation. To accommodate interested parties, all pieces must be available for sale. The RACVB Charitable Foundation Arts Fund will collect a 20% commission on sculptures sold during the period of the exhibit. The artist’s name, title of sculpture, material of piece, year the sculpture was created, and sponsor of the sculpture will appear on a recognition plaque mounted on or near the base of the concrete foundation slab. 3. Insurance During the Exhibition Period, the RACVB Charitable Foundation shall maintain insurance coverage on each piece of Artwork for theft, vandalism, damage and loss, for each piece’s replacement value. The RACVB Charitable Foundation shall provide written proof to the Artist evidencing that such insurance is in full force and effect. The Artist shall be responsible for arranging and paying for the insurance for the Artwork during the transportation, installation and removal of the Artwork to and from the Sites. Said insurance coverage shall be for each piece of Artwork’s replacement value. The Artist will provide written proof to the RACVB Charitable Foundation evidencing that such insurance is in full force and effect. During the Exhibition Period, the RACVB will maintain from a qualified insurance carrier, including without limitation, a comprehensive general liability insurance policy which is sufficient to adequately protect against the risks associated with exhibiting the Artwork in an amount of at least $500,000 per claim and $1,000,000 in the aggregate. The RACVB Charitable Foundation shall name the Artist and the City of Rockford as an additional insured party under the aforementioned insurance policy and will provide the Artist with a Certificate of Insurance evidencing that such insurance is in full force and effect. 4. Publicity The Artist hereby grants RACVB a royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use images of the Artwork, for non-commercial purposes, to market, promote and advertise the exhibition of the Artwork. Within fourteen (14) days of the execution of this Agreement, the Artist shall provide RACVB with high resolution digital images of the Artwork. Upon the installation of the Artwork, RACVB shall provide the Artist high-resolution digital images of the Artwork installed at the Sites. RACVB hereby grants the Artist a royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the images of the Artwork provided by RACVB to Artist to market, promote and advertise the Artwork. RACVB shall promote and publicize the exhibition of the Artwork, which shall include: (i) hosting a news conference to celebrate the installation of the Artwork; (ii) producing and distributing handouts/brochures with information about and images of the Artwork; (iii) contacting local and regional newspapers and media companies about the Artwork; (iv) inclusion in RACVB promotional materials, including on www.gorockford.com and across its social media platforms. The Artist shall have the right to determine what attributions, if any, must be included with any image of the Artwork used by RACVB. The Artist shall provide RACVB with written notice of any such attributions that the Artist requires to be used with images of the Artwork. 5. Exhibition Sculptures will be located on the walk for two (2) years. Artists are responsible for delivery of and the removal of their sculpture at the expiration of the exhibit. If sculpture is not removed upon removal deadline, the sculpture becomes the property of the RACVB Charitable Foundation Arts Fund. Details of installation and removal dates will be submitted upon selection of the Art and Artist. The 2018- 2020 installation is expected to run through mid-summer, 2020. 6. Commission Artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium per piece for the two-year period. The honorarium will be distributed over the two-year period per the following breakdown: $1,000 upon installation of the sculpture $500 at the start of the second year of the exhibit. $500 upon de-installation of the sculpture. Please note: final payment will not be given until the sculpture is de-installed from the exhibit. Each Artist will be under contract with the RACVB Charitable Foundation Arts Fund for the duration of the exhibit. Selected Artists are responsible for transportation to and from the site and are required to be on site to oversee installation and de-installation. 7. SCHEDULE Application Deadline: Midnight, April 30, 2018 Review and Selection: April 30-May 5, 2018 (Selected sculptures must be approved by the Review Committee and the City of Rockford) Artist Notification: No later than May 11th, 2018 (Dependent on approvals) Installation Dates: Anticipated week of June 25, 2018 The RACVB Arts Fund reserves the right to update or revise the schedule as necessary. 8. Selection A selection panel composed of community members and facilitated by the RACVB Charitable Foundation Arts Fund will choose the finalists. Once the decision has been made, Artists will be in a timely fashion to allow for planning of installation of the sculpture. Selection criteria include but are not limited to: • Durable media, that must withstand all weather elements, including high winds off the Rock River • Suitable for an outdoor setting and safe to the public • Represents diverse materials and perspectives • Artist reputation, resume, exhibition history • Overall appeal and aesthetic quality 9. Application The Forest City Beautiful Sculpture Walk - 2018-2020 Exhibit Application Form (follows the Call for Art) including required supporting information, must be received by midnight, April 13, 2018. Email to: Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Charitable Foundation – Arts Fund tvettore@gorockford.com Please indicate “2018-2020 Forest City Beautiful Sculpture Walk - Submittal” in the subject line OR Mail to: Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Charitable Foundation Attention: Arts Fund 102 North Main Street Rockford, IL 61101 For more information on the Forest City Beautiful Sculpture Walk and to view information on the City’s permanent pieces and previous exhibits, please visit: https://www.gorockford.com/things-to-do/public-art/ https://www.gorockford.com/articles/post/public-sculptures-to-be-installed-throughout-downtown-rockford/ If you have questions, please contact the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at: Phone: (815) 963-8111 Email: tvettore@gorockford.com We look forward to your submittal!
Publishing Opportunities
Create! Magazine Summer 2018 Print Issue
Deadline: 04/30/2018 | Location: International
Guest Curator Jennifer Rizzo, Spoke NYC Jennifer Rizzo is a Brooklyn based curator and the Director at Spoke NYC. Since 2011, Jennifer has been working in contemporary galleries in NYC with a passion for lowbrow and new contemporary art. About Spoke SPOKE is an art space specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration with an emphasis in accessible programming. Started in 2010, the gallery now houses two locations, one in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and one in New York City’s Lower East Side. Each space rotates monthly exhibits that feature a wide variety of solo and group shows, many of which feature an international roster of represented artists. About Create! Magazine We connect our artists to a larger audience by featuring work in limited edition print issues, our website and social media platforms. Create! Magazine is a bimonthly digital and print independent publication for artists, designers and creative entrepreneurs. Our issues have been featured at Art Miami Fairs, Apartment Therapy, Stack Magazines, Study Breaks, Secrets of Green, and more. WHERE TO FIND: Copies will be available in our online shop and at several retail locations in London, New York, Philadelphia and more. FEE: $30* We welcome free blog submissions on a continuous basis. (non-refundable). ELIGIBILITY: Artists 18 and older are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit. SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team. Deadline: April 30, 2018 https://create-magazine.com/callforart/
Residencies
Studio Residency in Malmo, Sweden
Deadline: 06/30/2018 | Location: International
Spend four weeks at KKV Grafik Studio or Sculpture Workshop Monumental! Artists can work in printmaking, woodworking, ceramics, enamel, glass, metal casting, metalworking, model making, and more! Artists receive housing free of charge, but must provide for their own travel, food, and materials. http://bit.ly/1TPspY1 Applications due: June 30, midnight EST
Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency
Deadline: 06/30/2018 | Location: International
Spend four weeks at Atelier Beisinghoff in Diemelstadt-Rhoden, Germany! Artists can work in letterpress, intaglio, etching, and woodcuts! Artists receive housing free of charge, but must provide for their own travel, food, and materials. http://bit.ly/1Fh88P6 Applications due: June 30, midnight EST