Calls & Opportunities

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ART WORKSHOPS

Marketing Yourself as a Teaching Artist: Teaching Artist Statements– Wednesday, February 27 @ 9:30 AM – 12:00 PMPart one of our three part marketing series with Michelle Angela Ortiz! It is important to define your philosophy and style as a teaching artist. In this workshop, you will draft a teaching artist statement that reflects your unique point of view and the ‘product’ you will be marketing to your potential audience.  During this session, we will work through a template, give you time to draft your own statement, and then pair you up with your peers to get suggestions and feedback.

We would like to invite students from the Tyler School of Art to register for the Robert Reed Drawing Workshops. Registration is free and open to all college-level art and design students. There are two events this coming spring, one at Penn State from 2/21-24 and another at Hunter College and the Whitney on 3/23. Both will feature drawing workshops taught primarily by Reed’s students and teaching assistants as well as lectures, discussions, and exhibitions about his unique pedagogical contributions. For more information about Reed and the workshops, please take a look at our website.

Bartols Foundation offers a number of free short workshops for people who are interested in teaching arts in the community.  See the list here.

There are a number of free workshops for creative entrepreneurs offered by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy designed to help artists begin their studio practice business.  See the list here.

GR‌‌ANT OPPORTUNITIES

Grants for Individuals DatabaseLooking for a grant to fund your next research project? Search over 10,000+ funders that may be interested in supporting your work in Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. Get application information, limitations, financial data, and more with a simple search.

Rolling basis: Pollock- Krasner Foundation Gr‌‌ants for Visual ArtistsThe Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers.  The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Gr‌‌ants are intended for a one-year period of time. The Foundation will consider need on the part of an applicant for all legitimate expenditures relating to his or her professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration. Artists must be actively exhibiting their current work in professional artistic venues, such as gallery and museum spaces.

Rolling basis: Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant. The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to U.S.-based visual artists who have suffered significant losses after natural or man-made disasters that have affected their community on a broad scale. The Foundation has historically granted funding to assist in the repair of homes and studios following flooding and material destruction, to replace art materials such as brushes, paints, inks, other materials such as hand or power tools and computers, and to assist in rent for a temporary studio space in which to work while cleaning up after a disaster.

Ongoing:Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for New Illustrator. The Award is given for distinguished artwork that creatively and skillfully embodies the essence of the story or text. The intent of the Award is to identify and encourage early talent. To be eligible, the illustrator will have no more than three children’s picture books (including nonfiction, chapter, YA) published under any name.

Ongoing: Craft Artist Get Ready GrantsCERF+’s Get Ready Grants award up to $500 to individual artists working in craft disciplines to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and prepare for emergencies. Artists are encouraged to use the Risk Assessment activity to generate ideas and review the recommended activities in the Get Ready and Studio Safety sections of our website.

Thursday, February 28: Creative Capital Award. Our pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $50,000, for a total commitment of up to $100,000 per project.

Thursday, February 28: Museum of Arts and Design Burke Prize. The Burke Prize at the Museum of Art and Design is an unrestricted $50,000 award for artists aged 21-45 advancing the next generation of the American studio craft movement. Artists working in glass, fiber, clay, metal, and woodas well as other interdisciplinary practices, are encouraged to apply.

Friday, March 1: Leeway Art and Change Grant. The Art and Change Grant (ACG) provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects.  See the grant information session here.

Friday, March 1: STARTS Prize 2019. Grand prize of the European Commission honoring innovation in technology, industry and society stimulated by the artsSTARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice. As part of this initiative, the STARTS Prize awards the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. The STARTS Prize of the European Commission is launched by Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag. Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the near future. The role of artists thus is no longer seen to be just about propagating scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public but much more as a kind of catalyst that can inspire and trigger innovative processes. The artistic practice of creative exploration and experimental appropriation of new technologies has a wide reaching potential to contribute to the development of new products and new economic, social and business models. Accordingly, the STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture. Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts:

Monday, April 1: The Franklin Furnace Fund 2019-20. The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants annually to early career artists to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace. Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews all proposals. We believe this peer panel system allows all kinds of artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work. Every year the panel changes, as do the definitions of “early career artist” and “performance art.” So if at first you don’t succeed, please try again.

Monday, April 1: AHL – Wolhee Choe Memorial Art Writers Grant. The AHL-Wolhee Choe Memorial Art Writers Grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art, particularly related to artists of Korean heritage. A project grant of $3,000 will be awarded to an art writer who has an upcoming project slated for publication before November 2019. The goal of the grant program is to support the publication of new writings related to the contemporary art of Korean diaspora by enabling recipients to set aside time to write, research or travel.

Monday, April 15: Artist GrantFounded in 2017, Artist Grant is a new venture that aims to support and fund artists. To that end, this charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society, providing a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter.

Wednesday, May 15: Leeway Transformation Award. The Leeway Transformation Award (LTA) provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. See the grant information session here.

Monday, July 15: Artist GrantFounded in 2017, Artist Grant is a new venture that aims to support and fund artists. To that end, this charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society, providing a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter.

Tuesday, October 15: Artist GrantFounded in 2017, Artist Grant is a new venture that aims to support and fund artists. To that end, this charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society, providing a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter.

RESIDENCIES & FELLOWSHIPS

Rolling:The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory, Mangalia, Romania. The International Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory overlooks the Black Sea in the charming, coastal town of Mangalia, Romania. The program hosts international scholars, professionals, and students who are interested in art theory, art history, and art making in order to foster critical dialogue, professional networking, and a focused studio practice for participants.Currently accepting applications for summer 2016. IICAT offers winter and a summer residency sessions. This year’s first summer session is June 18th-30th and the second session August 1st-13th 2016. The winter residency is for winter 2017. Your chosen discipline is irrelevant to the selection process as we select candidates on quality of work and fit with other candidates. However, be aware that Mangalia is a small sea town, and any specialized art supplies you will need you must bring yourself or arranged to have shipped. No Fees for Residency, but airfare is not included.

Rolling: Buffalo Creek Art Center Residency. Buffalo Creek Art Center is a new summer artist residency for three dimensional artists in metal, wood, ceramic and multi- media with an emphasis on aesthetics and craftsmanship. Beginning in the summer of 2017 it will have two 10 week sessions (we can be flexible on the starting dates and lengths of time) for 4 artists each. Artists will be given free room and work space and use of all the equipment. This unique 25 acre property includes a vineyard, fruit orchards, 10 ponds, a miniature train station and hiking trails. Artists will live in a four bedroom ranch style house with separate bedrooms and a common kitchen. The 4000 square foot studio workshop will have all the necessary equipment for welding, wood carving, ceramics and other forms of three dimensional work and room for large scale sculptures. One of the train station buildings will serve as a gallery for periodic art shows. There is no fee for this residency program.

Rolling: Access Arts/School of Service ResidencyArtists will receive studio space and accommodations in exchange for 10-15 hours of service to the Columbia, MS, community in the form of education, outreach, and maintenance. Some materials are provided, and residencies can range from three months to one year.

Friday, February 15: Rabbit Island Residency 2019. Founded by Robert Gorski and Andrew Ranville in 2010, the Rabbit Island Residency is a platform to investigate, expand, and challenge creative practices in a remote environment. By living and working on Rabbit Island residents engage directly with the landscape and respond to notions of conservation, ecology, sustainability, and resilience. With the idea that the intelligent organization and celebration of wild spaces is the most civilized thing we can value as society, the residency reflects on the continent’s four hundred year history of settlement and division of land. The island, an unsettled and undivided space, enables residents to present commentary on these ideas, creating creative interpretations and solutions to issues of global importance such as climate change and loss of natural habitat and pristine watersheds. Approximately three to four supported residencies are awarded per summer period (mid-June until late-September). Selected applicants will receive an unrestricted honorarium which they may use to facilitate research, cover travel expenses, and materials.

Friday, February 15: Lighthouse Works Fellowship Program. Lighthouse Works offers residencies to visual artists, writers, and composers who are at the vanguard of their creative fields. The six-week fellowship provides housing, meals, a $1,500 stipend, and studio space.

Friday, February 15: Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program ResidencyThe Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies. Resident artists are selected annually by a professional jury comprised of artists, critics, and curators.

Friday, February 15: Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Center Workspace ResidencyThis project-based residency invites artists, filmmakers, curators, and other professionals working in media arts to apply to Squeaky Wheel’s summer residencies. The program comes with a $1,000 stipend, artist fees, and opportunities to engage the community in public events.

Friday, February 15: Vermont Studio Center Fellowships. Vermont Studio Center (VSC) is thrilled to announce 79 new residency fellowships to be awarded at our February 15th, 2019 Fellowship Deadline! All applicants at the February 15th, 2019 deadline will be automatically considered for one of twenty-seven (27) VSC Fellowships open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. In addition, we will be awarding 14 open discipline-specific awards: 4 for writers, 4 for painters, 3 for poets, and 3 for visual artists. A number of fellowships with special eligibility requirements will also be awarded (many with stipends), including residency fellowships for artists and writers of color with demonstrable financial need; artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood; 2D visual artists working in painting, drawing, or printmaking; socially-engaged teaching artists and more! Numerous generous merit-based partial funding grants will also be awarded.

Friday, February 15: Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Summer Institute. The 2019 MESDA Summer Institute will emphasize the decorative arts and material culture of the Cotton South, including the Georgia Piedmont and Upcountry South Carolina, a region defined by craftsmen and consumers of Native American, African, and European ancestry.  The Summer Institute is a multidisciplinary seminar with a month-long curriculum that includes lectures, discussions, hands-on workshops, artifact studies, an intensive study trip through western North Carolina, east Tennessee, the Georgia Piedmont, and Upcountry South Carolina, and a capstone research project.

  • William C. and Susan S. Mariner Southern Ceramics FellowshipThis fellowship supports the study of Southern ceramics by providing a student or museum professional full tuition to the MESDA Summer Institute.  The Mariner Fellow is expected to select a ceramics related research project.  Special preference will be given to scholars and students with long term projects that are likely to result in theses, dissertations, publications, or exhibitions.
  • The Mills Lane Architectural FellowshipThis fellowship supports the study of Southern architecture by providing a student or museum professional with full tuition to the MESDA Summer Institute.  The Mills Lane Fellow is expected to select an architecture related research project.  Special preference will be given to scholars and students with long term projects that are likely to result in theses, dissertations, publications, or exhibitions.
  • The Decorative Arts Trust Continuing Education FellowshipThis fellowship supports a student or emerging museum professional in the field of the decorative arts with full tuition for the MESDA Summer Institute. During the program, the Decorative Arts Trust Scholar is expected to provide updates that can be used for the Trust’s social media platforms. Following the completion of their time at MESDA, the fellow must write a brief (500-word) essay reflecting on their experience for publication in the Trust’s online and print publications as well as share his or her research paper with the Trust.

Friday, February 15: Salad Days Artist-in-Residence. The Salad Days Artist-in-Residence at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts is commissioned to produce 550 plates from earthenware clay for Watershed’s annual Salad Days fundraising event. The artist is selected by a jury and is in residence from May through September producing plates for the following year’s Salad Days. During the residency, the Salad Days artist receives housing in a private room, all meals, a large studio, free materials and firings, and a $500 stipend.

Friday, February 15: 2019 Watershed Summer Residency Scholarship. Scholarships for Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts summer residencies can partially or fully cover the cost of a session at the Center in mid-coast Maine. Awards for range from $250 to $1600 (the full cost of a two-week Watershed session). Awards that cover the full cost of a residency are called Kiln God awards. All artists are eligible to apply, regardless of age, experience, or media/discipline.

Friday, February 15: Anderson Center Residency. As a fully accredited member of the Alliance of Artists Communities and RES ARTIS: International Association of Residential Art Centres, the Anderson Center provides retreats of two to four weeks duration from May through October each year to enable artists, writers, and scholars of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment to create, advance, or complete works-in-progress. A rotating Peer Review Panel comprised of professional artists, writers, and scholars annually screens and selects all applicants.

Friday, February 15: Harpo Foundation Native American Residency at Vermont Studio Center. This Fellowship program was established in 2011 to support the development of visual artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog. Each year, the Foundation awards two residency fellowships to Native American visual artists at the Vermont Studio Center. Each Fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend. Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. The Studio Center provides 4-12 week residencies on an historic 30 building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.

Sunday, February 17: Clay Break is a ceramics residency tailored to artists whose primary training and focus lie outside of ceramics. Mission UARK Ceramics is a thriving community of ceramic artists, educators, and students with an interest in fostering a rich dialogue about clay’s role in contemporary art. Clay Break is an opportunity for us to open our doors and share our facilities and expertise with artists who are clay-curious. The program was conceived with an awareness that for those who want to familiarize or reacquaint themselves with the material, locating a supportive environment that also provides a significant time period for uninterrupted development can be a challenge. We want to help. Our commitment is to provide the time, space, facilities, and technical support to assist our residents in the creation of a significant body of new works in clay—we wish to give our residents a break from the established routines of their practice, and help them discover something new for themselves in clay.

Thursday, February 21: LACMA Art + Technology LabDesigned for artists working on experimental projects and technology, this residency encourages artists to pursue new directions in their work. The program comes with up to $50,000 in in-kind support.

Sunday, February 24: Rowan University AIR 2020. The Department of Art at Rowan University seeks an engaging visual artist for the annual Artist in Residence Program. This residency supports the artistic development of professional artists while advancing creative and artistic excellence within the Rowan community. The residency period is one full semester and offers a stipend, studio space, access to department of art facilities, an optional exhibition, and artist-led programming. The Artist in Residence Program provides students with an opportunity to observe an artist at work and to engage in dialogue with the artist through talks, demonstrations, and open studio visits.

Monday, February 25: 9-Month Artists in Residence in Photography or Painting/Drawing. The Munson-Williams- Proctor Arts Institute Artists in Residence program (AIR) is an education based residency which  allows two emerging artists from different disciplines to live and work on the MWPAI and PrattMWP College of Art & Design campus in Utica, NY for one academic year. The AIR program is designed for emerging artists or recent visual arts MFA graduates interested in art education on both a community and college level while receiving support to develop a vibrant, self-directed studio practice. Programming includes presenting a lecture to PrattMWP students and the public, teaching community arts education classes, holding a public open studio event,  and designing and implementing accessible community projects at the Museum of Art. Artists receive financial support, housing, meals, studio, and two-person exhibition in the museum’s PrattMWP Gallery.

Monday, February 25: Stochastic Labs Residency. Stochastic Labs awards fully-sponsored residencies to exceptional engineers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world. Residencies include a private apartment at the mansion, co-working and/or dedicated work space, shop access, a monthly stipend, and a budget for materials.

Friday, March 1: Fiore Art Center Summer Residencies. The Fiore Art Center awards six month-long visual arts residencies, one month-long poetry residency, and one month-long performance/interdisciplinary artist residency promoting dialogue between the gardening, farming and creative worlds.

Friday, March 1: Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residencies. The Printshop awards eight residencies to artists working in various mediums, providing free 24-hour keyholder access, a $1,000 stipend, and basic access to printmaking resources and studio space in the Lower East Side. All disciplines are eligible to apply.

Friday, March 1: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts ResidencyThe Kimmel Harding Nelson Center supports established and emerging writers, visual artists, composers, and musicians with housing, studio space, and a $100 stipend per week to pursue creative growth and opportunities for public engagement.

Friday, March 1: The Saint John’s Pottery Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Program. Two awards are granted to emerging artists of all ages, providing a stipend of $3,600, a studio residency focusing on ceramic art using local clay and natural materials, and access to the Johanna Kiln, the largest wood-firing kiln in North America.

Friday, March 1: Bullseye Projects Artist Residency. The Bullseye Projects artist-in-residence program offers artists, designers, and architects the opportunity to develop their practice in kilnformed glass. Our well-equipped studios in California, New Mexico, New York, and Oregon provide artists with a chance to explore new avenues of research and the freedom to experiment using a wide variety of techniques.

Friday, March 1: American Philosophical Society Library Short-Term Resident Research Fellowships. One- to two-month fellowships are available for Ph.D. candidates, holders of the Ph.D., and degreed independent scholars, within any field of study that requires using the collections of the APS Library.

Friday March 1: American Philosophical Society Digital Humanities FellowshipsThe American Philosophical Society offers fellowships to scholars working to interpret archival materials through emerging technologies.

Saturday, March 2: National Parks at Gettysburg National Military Park and Poetry Foundation Poetry Residency. This partnership requires the BEST in public engagement opportunities for poets of all kinds. Please, let us know, in the most amazing detail, how you would share with the public how important your poetry is, at these amazing venues. if YOU are chosen for this opportunity. We need to know how you plan to engage the audience. Candidate selection will be based upon the candidate’s proposal for using the artist-in-residence period to produce literary art that coveys the story of Gettysburg, reveals the importance of historic American Poets, and for engaging the public through readings, displays, or other means of communicating the candidate’s response to the Gettysburg National Military Park experience.

Monday, March 4: The Watermill Center International Summer ProgramThe Watermill Center invites international multidisciplinary and performance artists to a five-week intensive program dedicated to investigating the “global artist” in a creative and collaborative environment.

Sunday, March 10: GoggleWorks Summer Artist Residency. The Summer Residency Program at GoggleWorks is a 10-week appointment designed to introduce new energy and interests into the GoggleWorks community with an emphasis on facilitating experimentation and cross-disciplinary projects. GoggleWorks will again be selecting three resident artists for summer 2019 and applicants can select a portfolio based application or a project proposal based application. Residents should be self-motivated and enthusiastic, dedicated to their artwork, and enjoy working with other people in a community studio setting. M.F.A. or equivalent experience strongly preferred.

Friday, March 15: Djerassi Resident Artists ProgramThe Djerassi Resident Artists Program is situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one hour south of San Francisco. The program offers gorgeous architecture, the time and space to interact with peers, and critical dialogue for growing your own individual practice, in a pristine landscape .There are six residency sessions each year: five that are four weeks long and one that includes Open House/Open Studios is five weeks long. Travel and supplies paid by the artist. Food and lodging paid by the organization.

Friday, March 15: Art New England Illustrator/Artist-in-Residence. Art New England, in celebration of its 40th Anniversary and in collaboration with Artrepreneur, announces an Open Call for an Illustrator/Artist-in-Residence. Three finalists will be chosen, with the winner’s work appearing in three issues of Art New England in 2019 in addition to a $500 cash prize and $300 dollars per issue. Work will help illustrate the Publisher’s Letter and other editorial as needed, with specifics and instructions provided to the artist per issue.

Monday, April 1: AHL– Chun Family Foundation Curatorial Fellowship 2019. The one-year AHL–Chun Family Foundation Curatorial Fellowship provides a $3,000 stipend and hands-on curatorial experiences to an emerging curator of Korean heritage. The Curatorial Fellow will be provided with the opportunity to assist with AHL’s exhibition programs including opportunities to curate his/her own exhibition during the fellowship. An ideal candidate would be an aspiring curator in a Masters or Ph.D. program in art history or related field with an emphasis on contemporary art. The Fellowship supports AHL’s goal to encourage curatorial research and greater diversity within the curatorial field.

Monday, April 1: AHL – Grace Charity Foundation Research Fellowship 2019. An ideal candidate would be someone who has received an advanced degree in art history or cultural studies with a strong interest in Asian Contemporary Art. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Some basic knowledge of Korean culture or language is preferred. Postdoctoral researchers, scholars and those currently pursuing their Masters are welcome to contribute to the archive as well and can contact the AHL Foundation for other opportunities. English and Korean bilingual proficiency preferred

Thursday, April 4: LUX Center for the Arts AIR. 2019-2020 Year Long Residencies beginning August of 2019. A strong desire to teach is required. Artists with more than one area of expertise and an MFA are preferred. This residency can be extended an additional year if both the LUX and the artist agree. International artists may apply but you must already have a visa that allows you to work. Artists-in-Residence are employees of the LUX and must be able to receive pay for their stipend and teaching compensation. LUX is unable to sponsor visa applications at this time.

Monday, April 15: Bogliasco Residency ProgramAn American nonprofit with a program in Italy, the Bogliasco Foundation awards one-month residential Fellowships to gifted artists and scholars of all ages and nationalities. During their month-long stay at the Center, Bogliasco Fellows are provided with living quarters, full board, and a separate private studio.

Wednesday, May 1: Ox-Bow Fall Artists & Writers Residency. The Ox-Bow’s Fall Residency is designed for artists and writers at many different points in their careers. This residency is an incredible opportunity for emerging artists looking to launch their career with the help of dedicated time, access to resources and mentorship. The fall residency offers a wider variety of studios that can be used for artists of different mediums to collaborate. Stipends available for travel and supplies. Room and board covered by Ox-Bow. The fall residency is open to all artists not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

COMPETITIONS & CALLS

Consider reading this series of articles from NYFA Current before you apply to a call.  Helpful information about presenting yourself professionally!
Part 1Part 2Part 3, and Part 4.

Ongoing: Looking for a place to display work? Want other people to see your work?  There are several places on campus looking for student work for medium to long term display. This is a great opportunity to show your work around, and maybe even sell it without having to pay a commission!

Ongoing: ArtLink. ArtLink wants to take your art around the world. With over 20 years of artistic entrepreneurship and innovation experience, ArtLink is taking the next step and launching the world’s largest art gallery for young and emerging artists – at sea. This new initiative will give artists the opportunity to showcase their work to over one million potential buyers every year. We invite you to submit your works for consideration. Please note that our curators make admission decisions on a rolling basis with weekly meetings to discuss and select artists. The sooner you apply, the better your chances are for immediate consideration. See you on board!

Various Deadlines: NYC MTA RFQs. MTA Arts & Design (A&D) encourages the use of mass transit in the metropolitan New York area by providing quality visual and performing arts and design in the transit environment. The percent-for-art program is one of the largest and most diverse collections of site-specific public art in the world, with nearly 300 permanent works by world-famous, mid-career, and emerging artists. A&D also produces graphic art, photography, digital art, live musical performances and Poetry in Motion. A&D serves the 8.5 million people who ride MTA subways and commuter trains daily and strives to create meaningful connections among sites, neighborhoods, and people. For more information, visit MTA Arts & Design, find us on FacebookInstagramTumblr, and Twitter or search #mtaarts.

Friday, February 15 (extended): SNAG 2019 Juried Student Exhibition. In 2019, SNAG is celebrating 50 years as an organization. To talk about where we are going, we must talk about where we have have been. SNAG’s 48th Annual Conference, The Loop: Coming Full Circle will celebrate 50 years of SNAG by focusing on the history of our field and SNAG’s vital place within that history, as both are inextricably intertwined through the collective pivotal moments that have brought the makers, educators, artists, and students in this field together and to where we are today. In keeping with the theme of this year’s conference, SNAG’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition will focus on the  journey our field has gone through over the past 50 years and a chance to explore work that celebrates and reflects on our field’s history

Friday, February 15: Wayne Art Center Regional Juried Exhibition. Wayne Art Center’s 2019 Regional Juried Spring Open is an exhibition featuring works in drawing, painting, works on paper, mixed media, sculpture, 3D printing technology, ceramics, metals, glass, and fiber. Regional artists may submit up to two original works per entry.

Friday, February 15: Being There, Black & White PhotographyBeing There, Black and White is a juried regional exhibition of black and white photography, featuring original photographs from artists living in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Juried for selection and awards by Ms. Laurie Beck Peterson, prizes will be announced during the March 31 reception, where visitors can view the work and meet attending photographers.

Friday, February 15: Mapping Meaning, the Journal: Archives and Photography. In a strongly fragmented and disciplined-based world, Mapping Meaning offers a collective space to imagine, create, and propose new models in the face of radical global change and ecological and social crises. Each issue takes up a particular theme and is edited by different curatorial teams from a variety of disciplines. Published two times per year, all issues include the broadest possible calls for submission; gathering together divergent and experimental knowledge practices. We invite submissions of artworks, essays and creative writing.

Friday, February 15: Crossing the Line. The editors of SEQUITUR, a graduate student journal published by the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, invite current graduate students  to submit content on the theme “Crossing the Line” for our Spring 2019 issue. The phrase “crossing the line” invokes boundaries – and their transgression.  Possible subjects may include (but are not limited to): the body as “taboo,” abject, or deviant; the cyborg; new (in)humanisms; the scandalous; ecclesiastic or apocalyptic visions, mysticism and “extreme” spiritualities; lifting the “veil”; internally displaced people; political border crossings; political dissent; squatting; crossing the picket line; borders and boundaries; “the contact zone” and the inbetween; mixed media; translations; mobile architectures and portable borders; and institutional critique.

Friday, February 15: Fantastic Fibers 2019. Fantastic Fibers is an international competitive exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. One of Yeiser Art Center’s most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational “must see” for fine artists, quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe.

Friday, February 15: Basketry Now 10th Anniversary Exhibition. You are invited to submit work for the NBO biennial juried exhibition: Basketry Now: 10th Anniversary Exhibit. This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the NBO 2019 Biennial Conference. The NBO biennial exhibitions have become an important record of artistic work within traditional and contemporary basketry. They are unique in their focus on basketry and in their inclusion of the full range of work being executed by well-known and emerging artists. The goal of the exhibition is to showcase benchmarks of excellence in basketry that demonstrate superior technique and original concept and design. All work in the show will be in a gallery of photographs on the NBO website and given exposure in other online media. NBO encourages both established and emerging artist to submit work for consideration for this prestigious exhibition.

Friday, February 15: Being There: Black and White Photography. Each photographer may submit online up to 4 photographs in the black and white format created during the years 2018- 2019. This juried show is open to all photography artists who reside in the Mid-Atlantic Region including PA, DE, MD, DC,NJ and NY.

Friday, February 15: We The People… The Cape Cod Museum of Art invites visual artists to submit artwork with the phrase We the People in mind. We the People…begins the Preamble of the United States Constitution, which states the fundamental purposes and guiding principles of our Constitution in the eyes of our founding fathers. What do these words mean to you? How would you respond to this phrase, and what it represents, in your art?

Friday, February 15: CubeFest 2019. Cube Fest 2019 is now accepting proposals. The festival will take place at the Moss Arts Center on the campus of Virginia Tech, from August 8 – 11, 2019. Proposals are invited in three categories: 1) Music for High-Density Loudspeaker Arrays. 2) Immersive media for presentation on the Cyclorama, an immersive projection environment in the Cube, supporting stereoscopic video. 3) Proposals for an immersive multi-sensory experience in the Cube.

Monday, February 18 CFQ: The Bower: Sculpture Park and Gardens. A 36-acre sculpture park and gardens currently being developed in Sherman’s Dale, PA (30 minutes outside of Harrisburg). This is an incredible opportunity for an emerging to mid-career sculptor/land artist to get their work seen by a prestigious committee and to apply for a commissioned project (existing sculptures also being considered). The sculpture park and gardens will be open to the public upon completion of Phase I and will benefit the art, educational and non-profit communities in Pennsylvania and beyond.

Monday, February 18: Blur. Movement in visual art is actually very hard to depict. Motion is not something given to the flat medium. However, when we are able to represent motion it tends to blur or flutter. Our human brains can interpret it in a visceral way, sweetly. In this art call please create motion, blur, or gesture to show the challenge of movement.

Tuesday, February 19: Clay Matters. First Annual National Ceramic Art Competition. Our judge this year will be Beth Ann Gerstein, Executive Director, American Museum of Ceramic Art.

Wednesday, February 20: LensCulture Portrait Awards 2019We’re eager to see innovative new approaches as well as stunning traditional work — from quirky self-portraits to creative portrayals of family, friends, groups and ordinary people around the world. These Awards are open to all people and all interpretations of portraiture, whether made in a studio with professional lighting or a smart-phone portrait from your travels. This is the year to share your best portrait with the world and engage with the global photography community!

Wednesday, February 20: Finding Gender (free!). Submit your work to the Finding Gender Exhibition! How and when did you find your gender? Are you still looking for it? A yearlong exhibition on the places where gender and well-being meet on display in Temple University’s Intellectual Heritage Program. Looking for both videos and 2D work. 2D Work: Send name, email, address, max 100 word artist statement and art info of 1-2 pieces (image, title, dimensions, media, year, price, description) to FindingGender@gmail.com. Work must be submitted in a found, thrifted, or existing frame. All 2D work will be auctioned to benefit The Attic Youth Center of Philadelphia. Videos: Send name, email, address, max 100 word artist statement and art info of 1-2 videos max 10 minutes each (video, title, year, brief description) to FindingGender@gmail.com. Videos will play on a loop on a large television screen

Sunday, February 24: I Am The Princess (Planning Meeting, 2-3:30 @ The Rotunda). With which princess do you identify? Growing up, many of us identify with [white? European?] princesses whether we like them or not. Nowadays, princess camp, princess parties, princess movies/games/dresses/you name it are all the rage. How does that influence your life as an adult? How does it contribute to what you expect to get out of life, and out of other people?We are offering ALL artists the opportunity to read, sing, perform, dance, show and/or exhibit at The Rotunda, 4014 WALNUT STREET, Philadelphia, Saturday MARCH 9th at 8:00PM. This project is open to E V E R Y O N E. This will be a group-curated event. If you are interested, please make it to our planning meeting.

Monday, February 25: Upbringing. Upbringing theme pertains to the journey people endure while raising a child. Artists are invited to submit works inspired by their experiences of nurturing a child from conception to birth and beyond. Parenthood can be the most rewarding experience that can happen to us as human beings, but with that, comes natural troubles and tribulations. Interpretations of this theme can include many varying definitions such as foster care, adoption, losing a child, surrogacy, motherhood, fatherhood, and many more. Being a parent comes with moments of frustration, worry, confusion, and love. The truths of parenthood are not always spoken about or expressed. Raising a child can affect the individual both physically and mentally. This exhibition embodies the social stigmas, experiences, and realities of being a mother or raising a child. Alternative interpretations of this subject are welcome.

Monday, February 25: The Bowl Show. Ice cream, cereal, salad, ramen and more, serving bowls, fruit bowls, and any other kind of bowl you can think of. Submit your best handmade ceramic, metal or glass bowls to be on view and available for sale in the Worcester Center for Crafts Gallery Store. Juried by Maine based potter, Martha Grover.

Tuesday, February 26: Art of Photography 2019. The R.G. Endres Gallery annual Art of Protography competition held every April. The Exhibition runs during the month of April 2019 with a gala reception on Friday, April 12th, 2019 Three “Best of Category” awards at $250.00 and six “Honorable Mention” awards at $100.00.

Thursday, February 28: DaVinci Art Alliance Works on Paper. Da Vinci Art Alliance invites all artists working on or with paper to submit to DVAA’s second Works on Paper competition juried by Rochelle Toner. While thematically open, this exhibition will feature the diverse and tactile nature of work with and on paper.

Thursday, February 28: MESH. 7 years after FotoFilmic’s first call for entries (FOTOFILMIC13) we bring photographers and all visual artists a new exciting articulation to present their work together and shape an open contemporary space of vision outside traditional media boundaries. ​Meet MESH, FotoFilmic’s new annual exhibition call ​now the collaborative fruit of two highly regarded professional curators of photography and contemporary art: for this first edition we welcome ​Rebecca Morse (Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Department, LACMA, Los Angeles) and ​Linsey Young (Curator, British Contemporary Art, Tate Britain, London). The MESH open call runs through February 28, after which the ​MESH curators will shortlist 10 Photographers (R.Morse) + 10 Visual Artists (L.Young) then deliberate further to pick 2 final winners to exhibit ​their selected work in a groundbreaking, meshed format in Vancouver at 1 of our partnering venues in 2020! ​MESH Winners will also receive $5K in Exhibition Grants sponsored by the ​Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation ​toward exhibition costs and be published in print in an exhibition catalogue with forewords by the curators.

Thursday, February 28: Cortex Innovation Community Garage Artwork. Cortex is interested in commissioning an artist to create an iconic artwork for an important and visible new parking facility in the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis, Missouri. This new, site- specific exterior mural or graphic treatment will embrace creative design solutions and reflect Cortex’s spirit of energy, innovation and community collaboration. Cortex is working with Via Partnership to help manage the selection process which is open to artists and designers with the capacity to successfully complete design and installation/fabrication of the project within the timeline.

Thursday, February 28: After Dark 8. After Dark 8 is a show celebrating darkness and the varied reactions emblematic to this subject matter…nighttime, dark humor, dark fantasies, dark matter, etc. Greg Moon Art of Taos hosts this national show in March. The show will run March 23rd – April 13th with an opening reception on the 23rd. Entries are being accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, fiber arts, glass, digital printed media, and assemblage.

Thursday, February 28: Arte Natura. SlowArt Productions presents the group thematic exhibition, Arte Natura. This exhibition will focus on art inspired by the natural world and will be held at the Limner Gallery from May 9 – June 1, 2019.  Eligible are all art forms relating to, or gaining inspiration from the world of nature. Landscapes, skyscapes, flowers, vegetables, fruits and animals are all eligible. All artist interpretations of the natural world from the realist to the abstract and conceptual will be reviewed and considered.

Friday, March 1: ARTSites 2019. We are currently seeking proposals from artists and sites for ARTsites 2019, a one-year outdoor sculpture exhibit on display from August 2019 to July 2020 in Howard County, Maryland. Selected artists will be awarded a $2,500 grant to participate in the exhibit.

Friday, March 1: 2nd International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts, and Education call for presentations. The 2nd International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts, and Education brings together researchers, students, and members of the disability community who share an interest in, or whose work addresses, the intersections and interplay between critical disability studies, arts, and education. The scope of the conference comprises all art forms, as well as different contexts of education, such as primary education, artist education, and public pedagogy. The conference is hosted by Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, PA, USA on October 3rd-5th, 2019. Conference website: www.dsae2019.com

Friday, March 1: PTWC19 Cover Art. The 2019 Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference (PTWC) is seeking artists/photographers for its annual cover art competition. We are looking for a visual narrative that moves the viewer to experience the beauty or uniqueness of any aspect of the trans experience. The competition is open to all artists who identify as transgender, non-binary, or gender non-conforming expressing themselves in any still medium.

Friday, March 1: International Open Call for Exhibition Proposals 2019-20apexart’s International Open Call is soliciting exhibition proposals from February 1-March 1, 2019. The four proposals with the highest scores will be presented by the organizers in the countries specified as part of apexart’s 2019-20 exhibition season. Curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals, regardless of experience level or location, are invited to submit a proposal online for any international (or domestic) location outside of New York City and its metropolitan area. The organizers/curators of the four highest-ranked proposals will each receive an exhibition budget of up to USD 11,000 and will work closely with the apexart team to turn their ideas into apexart exhibitions. Exhibition organizers are expected and challenged to work within the funding provided to transform their winning proposals into strong, focused, noteworthy, and relevant exhibitions.

Friday, March 1: The Egg Show. The egg is one of the most universal symbols throughout the world, and therefore a great source of inspiration. The egg has generated myths and tales for many cultures from all over the world. From standard origin stories to superstitious traditions, every culture has at least one egg to crack… or cherish

Friday, March 1: 2019 Small Works Exhibit. The Lemonade Stand Small Works Juried Exhibit has become a well-received exhibit showing works from artists around the world.  The only requirements are that the artwork is original and does not exceed 10 inches in any direction (including the frame).We except 2D and 3D works (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography…).  Artists can submit up to 3 pieces for this call.

Friday, March 1: AHL – T&W Foundation Contemporary Visual Art Awards for 2019The AHL (Art, Humanity, and Love) Foundation is pleased to announce the open call for AHL – T&W Foundation Contemporary Visual Art Awards. Visual artists of Korean heritage based in the U.S. (Commercial photographers, filmmakers, and dancers are not eligible for this award. However, fine art photographers, video artists, interdisciplinary artists and performance artists may apply.) The AHL (Art, Love, Humanity) Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 to support Korean artists living in the United States and to promote exposure of their work in today’s highly competitive contemporary art world. We would like to invite you to our 16th annual AHL- T&W Foundation Contemporary Visual Art Awards.

Friday, March 1: Nuance: Craftsmanship, Imagination and Innovation. Peters Valley School of Craft has fostered the sharing of knowledge through experiential workshops for over 49 years. This call for entries seeks to showcase works that represent the merger of hands and technology in contemporary craft. We want to see dynamic examples of how you are utilizing technology to expand your work and forward the field of craft, but most of all to show how the human nuance can be augmented through innovative applications of technology.

Friday, March 1: Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival. The 13th Annual Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival kicks off on May 13th with the arrival of 32 juried, nationally recognized and emerging artists who have come to Wayne, Pennsylvania to capture the cool atmosphere and ephemeral, lush greens of spring in the Delaware Valley. As one of the premier plein air events in the country, Wayne offers the unique opportunity to showcase work created during the festival in spacious, light-filled and state-of-the-art galleries during an exhibition that hangs until the end of June. The galleries at Wayne Art Center are enjoyed by more than 30,000 visitors each year and sales during the Wayne Plein Air Exhibition remain steady throughout the six weeks.

Friday, March 1: Off Center: Third Annual International Ceramic Art Competition. Since the first ceramics were created, like Venus of Dolní Věstonice, before 25,000 BCE and pottery vessels that were discovered in Jiangxi, China, which date back to 18,000 BC, people have been fascinated with clay. Northern California has a rich history of talented ceramic artists from Robert Arneson to Peter Voulkos. Blue Line Arts is excited to showcase the innovation of ceramic techniques and vision from around the world during this annual show. Ceramic artists who want to share their vision of ceramic art are encouraged to apply.

Friday, March 1: FIERCE and FRAIL II: Of Beings, Beasts, and Seed. Verum Ultimum Gallery invites artists to once again explore the theme, “FIERCE and FRAIL: Of Beings, Beasts, and Seed,”  & enter work that is any interpretation of the call. All mediums and modes of expression are encouraged (including, but not limited to: narrative, illustrative, conceptual, abstract and beyond).  The theme may be interpreted in many ways, not necessarily meant to be a literal or didactic illumination. How does your work speak to this theme? Does your process reveal a subdued or bold manifestation?  Does your work tell a story?  Are you driven to explore and create unknown worlds to express your creativity and vision?  Do you borrow from myth, fairy tales, legend, and cultural influences?  Are you drawn to bestiaries, lands, strata, social commentary, and beyond?

Sunday, March 3: Folksy: Cultural Traditions & Outside Visions. Join us as we explore the wide realm of folk art, outsider art, and visionary art – and other artistic expressions that are often situated outside the world of mainstream fine arts. This exhibit invites artists to submit works that highlight the unconventional, the authentic, and the self-taught. What materials and perspectives are artists exploring? How are artists blurring the lines between fine and folk, mainstream and outsider? What cultural traditions, personal histories, or social commentaries inspire their work? What identities and issues are finding a voice? How does this work challenge our ideas and address the human condition? These and other ideas and expressions will find a home in this exciting new exhibit opportunity. All media welcome; small to large-scale; indoor and outdoor. Cash awards to be presented.

Monday, March 4: Camera USA 2019: National Photography Award and Exhibition. Now in its 9th year, Camera USA® is a national competition created by the Naples Art Association to inspire and encourage photographers of all skill levels and from all regions of the United States. The program features three professional jurors, one cash prize of $5,000, five $100 honorable mention awards, and culminates with a brick and mortar exhibition held at the Naples Art Association from June 3 through July 5, 2019.

Monday, March 4: American Impressionist Society 3rd Annual Impressions Small Works Showcase. This is a small works exhibition. Maximum size (excluding frame) is 200 square inches, with the maximum length on the longest side of 20 inches (example: 10×20=200, 12×16=192). Maximum frame width 4 inches. Two paintings may be submitted. Maximum of one painting per artist may be accepted into show. Must be a current paid member of AIS in order to be eligible to submit entries.

Tuesday, March 5: Media Arts Council and Gallery Juried Painting Exhibit. Media Arts Council and Gallery invites regional artists to submit works for this year’s juried painting exhibition. The Media Arts Council welcomes all professional artists to submit images of paintings relating to their interpretation of the theme “Arise.”

Tuesday, March 5: Botanik. For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that explore flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, succulents, etc. to be considered. All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur will be considered in this call for art.

Wednesday, March 6: Request for Qualifications: Philadelphia Public Services BuildingThe City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announces a two-stage selection process by which we will award $715,500 to commission a site-specific artwork at Philadelphia Public Services Building. This commission is part of one of the most significant capital projects in the City of Philadelphia’s recent history, the renovation of the former Philadelphia Inquirer Building.

Friday, March 8: Abolition Now! (free? + compensation) How do policing, prisons, and detention affect marginalized communities? What stakes do Asian Americans have in abolition? What is restorative and transformative justice in practice? What does an abolitionist future look like, and how do we get there?Japanese American internment, racial profiling of Muslim people, and deportations of Southeast Asian immigrants are just a few of the ways that Asian American communities experience police violence, incarceration, detention, and deportation. Abolition asks us to imagine a world without policing, prisons, and other forms of state-sponsored violence against black and brown communities. On an interpersonal level, abolition asks us to rethink the ways that we address harm in intimate and societal relationships. We are seeking visual artists to explore, disrupt, think through, respond to this topic of ABOLITION NOW! with us.

Friday, March 8: Call for papers: Re-Vision: Myth, Memory, and the Gendered Self. UC Riverside’s Art History Graduate Student Association seeks papers for its 8th annual graduate conference. Re-Vision: Myth, Memory and the Gendered Self will be held in Riverside on Saturday, May 25, 2019. This year’s theme concerns re-vision – revising, re-conceptualizing, and seeing differently – as the act of “looking back” to forge new critical directions and critique androcentric world views and traditions. We are honored to host Dr. Charlene Villaseñor Black, Professor of Art History and Ibero-American Art and Chicano/a Studies from UCLA, as this year’s keynote speaker.

Friday, March 8: Friends of High School Park Arts in the Park. Each year we jury dozens of artists and craftspeople to display and sell their work at the festival. Arts in the Park is open to artists in all media who design and produce their own handcrafted work. ​No commercially mass-produced items or items for resale will be accepted.​ Only those items represented by the application samples will be accepted, no additional categories of items by the artist will be allowed to be displayed.

Sunday, March 10: Drawn From Nature Annual Juried Art Show. The shared mission of the John James Audubon Center and the Valley Forge Audubon Society is to inspire people to appreciate, preserve, and protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitat; to promote personal appreciation and stewardship of the local natural environment through education and active participation in its preservation; and to preserve the artistic, scientific, and historic legacy of John James Audubon and celebrate the conservation movement he inspired. The theme of this art show follows from the above ideas. Images should in some way feature, with or without human presence, some aspect of birds, wildlife and/or nature; and/or the impact of birds, wildlife, nature, or humans on a past, present or future environment.

Tuesday, March 12: 34th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. This year’s Chelsea International Fine Art Competition awards offer participating artists a wide range of opportunities and prizes specifically chosen to promote the selected artists and enhance their careers. The 34th competition is proving to be one of the biggest yet and an opportunity artists should not miss.The 2019 competition exhibition is scheduled to take place at the street-level space of Agora Gallery at 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, NYC, from August 10 to August 20, 2019.

Tuesday, March 12: The Freedom of Abstraction. The rise of abstraction meant freedom from the strictures and constraints of naturalism and representation. For some, it means stripping away the visual irrelevancies of nature in order to explore different subjects, an exploration of the artist’s own imagination, or finding the essential qualities a form observed in the real world. The freedom of abstraction rests on a paradox: the liberation of non-objective art often meant the new focus on order, form, and purity.

Friday, March 15: Call for Proposals: Guest Artists, Makers, and Authors at the Free Library of PhiladelphiaTo examine the legacy of American writers Walt Whitman and Herman Melville in the bicentennial year of their births, the Free Library of Philadelphia is preparing an exhibition tentatively titled Voyages by Road and Sea: Philadelphia Perspectives on Walt Whitman and Herman Melville. The exhibition will open in the first-floor West Gallery at Parkway Central Library in October 2019. As a part of this exhibition, the Free Library will feature works from up to ten guest artists, makers, and authors from the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area that offer contemporary critical and creative perspectives on Whitman, Melville, and their works. Selected contributors will be contracted by the Free Library to create or lend content to the exhibition, examining these authors through themes relevant to current civic discourse. Suggested themes for both authors include: Exploration, Immigration, and Imperialism • Sexuality
Race and Ethnicity • Slavery and the Civil War • Ecology and the Environment. Participants will receive a $500 honorarium.

Friday, March 15: Art Olympia 2019“Art Olympia” is an international art exhibition of works from the public held in Biennale (every other year) format, which aims to discover talented artists from around the world and support their activities. “Art Olympia 2019” will be our third exhibition, following the events held in 2015 and 2017. We have an “Open category” as well as an “Student category” aimed at supporting young artists. Students will automatically be entered in both “Open category” and “Student category.”

Friday, March 15: The Boston Printmakers 2019 North American Print Biennial. Presenting the best in contemporary and traditional printmaking, the North American Print Biennial has long been recognized as one of the most prestigious events in printmaking. Founded in 1947, the mission of the Boston Printmakers is to promote public knowledge of printmaking, encourage and support artists working in printmaking, and promote excellence and innovation within the field of printmaking.

Friday, March 15: VMRC Juried Art Exhibition. Juried multimedia visual art exhibition open to all artists living in the USA. For security reasons, no jewelry accepted; for gallery limitations, no installation art, audio or video enhancements accepted. Three Divisions within the exhibition: (1) Drawing/Painting/Printmaking, (2) Photography/Digital Art, (3) 3-D/Fabric/Assemblage/Other media. Panel of 3 jurors, each a working artist and an expert in a different area of art: Cyndi Gusler, Eric Kniss, and Dietrich Maune. No commission on sales; sales for the past five years averaged 36% per year.

Saturday, March 16: Art of Performance. The Art of Performance is an event that celebrates both the visual arts, and the performing arts. We will have a curated art exhibition of paintings that relate to the performing arts, and also a special 35 minute performance by actors from the Actor’s Lab drawing from material that deals with themes of visual arts. To find out more about the Actor’s Lab, click here. In this unique exchange we honor and give vibrance to both art forms.

Sunday, March 17: ICA Open Call for Video (free!). New video works by Philadelphia-area artists and filmmakers will be selected as part of the Institute of Contemporary Art’s annual Open Video Call. Part of ICA’s spring/summer exhibition season, Open Video Call will be on view on the first floor of the museum from April 26 to August 11, 2019. 

Sunday, March 17: Transform (free!). The Binder Project seeks artwork from creatives for a physical and virtual exhibition concept that promotes change and growth. This will not only be done as a physical show but also following the mission of Binder as an online platform. The materialized show will be recreated in a virtual reality for the world to see on our website. All creatives are welcomed to send in original pieces in any medium that constructs a sense of transformation or change of any kind.

Friday, March 22: 16th Annual 3×3 International Illustration Awards. Judged by an international panel of art directors, more categories to choose from, monetary awards, winners promoted to art directors. Open to all illustrators in all countries.

Friday, March 22: 311 Gallery STILL LIFE National Juried Show. 311 Gallery, 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh NC calls for A MAXIMUM OF TWO WORKS OF ART to be entered per artist into the May 2019 THERE’S STILL LIFE IN STILL LIFES National Juried Show. All entries must priced for sale. Entries may portray classic or unusual life subjects or still life subjects that are intentionally outside of that box. Any media/artist interpretation suitable for a family audience is allowed.

Monday, March 25: Arlington Arts Center Regional Biennial. Arlington Arts Center is pleased to announce a call for submissions for a new regional biennial, which will take place for the first time in the fall of 2019. Featuring work by artists from across the Mid-Atlantic, the exhibition will explore current material and conceptual trends with a focus on work that addresses the concerns of the present moment, whether political, cultural, personal, economic, artistic, or all of the above. The exhibition and accompanying programming will include artists at various stages of their careers, with an eye towards exhibiting work by young and emerging artists alongside groundbreaking new work by artists with longstanding connections to the region and its art scenes.

Thursday, March 28: 2019 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie2019 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. We reserve the right to reject entries that do not meet this criterion. The exhibit is open to artists, age 18 or older, living in the United States.

Friday, March 29: World of Wearable Art. The World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards Competition is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries each year. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed. For three weeks every year, WOW showcases the best of these creations in a spectacular show that takes over New Zealand’s vibrant capital city of Wellington in an explosion of creativity. This year 60,000 people will see the show.

Sunday, March 31: Call for Print Magazine Feature and Gallery Exhibition in 2020. Create! Magazine is pleased to announce an open call for the May/June print issue curated by Paradigm Gallery + Studio. Selected artists will be published in our international print issue. In addition, published artists are eligible to be invited to participate in a group exhibition in 2020 in Philadelphia.

Sunday, March 31: Pattern & Abstraction. Seeking artwork that has strong elements of pattern or abstraction. In this exhibit, we intend to select abstract work with the ambitious use of artistic elements-Line, space, shape, form, texture, value, and color- to create an exhibit that juxtaposes various extremes. With this goal in mind, we want to leave this theme as open as possible and allow your submissions to dictate the final direction of the show. Please, no representational works for this exhibit.

Sunday, March 31: New Technological Art Award  ’19 (Free!). NTAA selects and presents creations in which the culture-forming role of technology occupies a central place. Low or high tech, intuitive or experimental, the creations always draw our attention to actual innovative trends. The exhibition of achievements of the selected winners is a compass that orients you to the relevant temporal and resilient use of technology in the artistic sector. NTAA’s mission is to expand the scope of contemporary artistic creations and traditional media with works using contemporary and new technologies in an original and intelligent way: treatment of sounds and light, use of new media, application of innovative evolutions in communications, telecommunications and broadcasting, centered on the world of information, communication, and computers and interaction. These descriptions are in no way restrictive and should be interpreted in the broadest way possible.

Monday, April 1: Visual Democracy (free)May 31, 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth. On this significant occasion Art in City Hall, an initiative of the City’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), is issuing a call asking for visual artists to find relevance in Walt Whitman’s 1892 poem, “Song of Myself” and to utilize art to explore and reflect on contemporary social issues. Works can be inspired by passages in the poem or contain original text. There are no restrictions to media, however, video artists must supply all necessary equipment.

Monday, April 1: Juxtaposition: Contemporary Collage. Barrett Art Center seeks submissions that explore contemporary collage.  Paper on paper is welcome however, given the overwhelming number of images and objects people are bombarded with each day, Barrett also welcomes submissions that use disparate objects, sources, and materials. This national juried exhibition welcomes all medias that encompass collage, assemblage, photomontage, digital collage, and mixed-media approaches that use found imagery, cut outs, typography, cut-and-paste, and installation. We invite proposals that create a visually-compelling complement, or counterpoint, to Barrett Art Center’s 1840s Greek Revival townhouse interior.

Tuesday, April 2: First Street Gallery National Juried Exhibition. Open to artists residing in the U.S. 18 yrs. or older. Exception: Artists currently represented by FIRST STREET GALLERY. Eligible works include ORIGINAL oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, photography, mixed media, and sculpture in any medium.  No video, film, installation, giclées or similar reproductions.

Thursday, April 4: Inspired: Contemporary Responses to a Legacy of Courage. Susquehanna Art Museum’s 2019 juried exhibition provides an opportunity for artists to visit the collection at the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections (or explore selections from the collection here: bit.ly/2NQsVDw and oral histories here: bit.ly/2Csco6Z). Artists are tasked with creating original works of art inspired by the items in the collection. Works selected for this exhibition should provide a contemporary reflection on a pivotal moment in American LGBTQ+ history. Submissions may consider the history of the LGBTQ+ community, the continued search for equity and inclusion both nationally and globally, social justice for marginalized groups, or other expressions of creativity inspired by the collection. These works may include, but are not limited to: ceramics, mixed media sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, video, the written word, and graphic design.

Friday, April 5: ART et al Member Show. As Da Vinci Art Alliance members, we all share our love for the arts. This common thread binds our community as individual artists and as an organization. However DVAA members are more than simply artists, we are creative thinkers with a wealth of diverse knowledge informed by a staggering variety of professions, skills, life experiences, hobbies, interests, and backgrounds. The sum of these factors create an artist and informs the content of their artwork. This members exhibition will highlight these aspects of your artistic lives. How do your unique experiences inform your artwork? Share with us a piece of work that best illustrates your depth of expertise on whatever subjects that helps inform your artistic practice. Must be a member of the DaVinci Art Alliance.

Friday, April 5: Call for Solo Exhibition 2020. VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2020 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery, Common Ground Gallery, and Concourse Gallery. Exhibitions in each of the galleries explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The Gibbs Street Gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply. The Common Ground Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the Mid-Atlantic region to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery. The Concourse Gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 500 square feet. It has curved windows along one wall. International, national, and local artists are welcome to apply.

Saturday, April 13: 6X6X2019 (Free!). Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s annual 6×6 exhibition is an international small art phenomenon with thousands of works from all around the world and we want YOU to be a part of it. It is completely free and you may enter up to three 6 inch by 6 inch pieces in any medium (except glitter) by April 14, or postmarked by April 13.

Friday, May 17: ASLA Student Landscape Architecture Awards. Each year, the ASLA Student Awards give us a glimpse into the future of the profession. Award recipients receive featured coverage in Landscape Architecture Magazine, the magazine of ASLA, and in many other design and construction industry and general-interest media. Award recipients and their advisors will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Diego, November 15-18, 2019.

Friday, May 17: Encounters with Whitman“These I Singing in Spring Collect for Lovers,” Open Call for Video Art. Casa de Duende issues an international call for entries for a juried video exhibition to coincide with the bicentennial celebration of the birth of the American Poet Walt Whitman, (1819-1892). “These I Singing in Spring Collect for Lovers, Erotic Celebrations of Self, lovers, and Comrades seeks submissions of video work that examines, reinterprets and celebrates Walt Whitman’s Calamus poems. Forming part of Whitman’s larger collection of Leaves of Grass (1855), the Calamus poems remain one of the earliest and most explicit poetical sequences celebrating homoerotic love and affection between men. The Calamus sequence of poems contributed to a wide range of responses in the way homoerotic love would be viewed and expressed by subsequent generations of gay men in the USA and abroad, impacting art, literature, photography, music and film. The Calamus poems also helped to shape individual and collective gay male ideas of democracy, masculinity, sex, freedom, and community. It is the exploration of these aspects of Whitman’s work we seek to highlight through this exhibition. We seek a wide diversity of LGBTQ voices irrespective of age, race and or gender.

Wednesday, June 12: 2020 Site-Specific Artist Installations at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site. Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting its 2020 season of site-specific artist installations. We’re again offering two funding levels: $7,500 per standard project, and $15,000 per Criminal Justice Today project.

Ongoing: The University City Arts League Gallery (UCAL) exhibits emerging and established artists to inspire, educate and engage the West Philadelphia community in the visual arts. The UCAL Gallery provides a contemporary exhibition space for regional artists, striving to be a cultural gathering place and active participant in the Philadelphia arts network. The UCAL Gallery Committee accepts artist submissions year-round. The selection committee meets twice a year to select artists for exhibition (April and October). Submissions are due for the April meeting March 15th and for the October meeting September 30. Artists who are offered a show will be asked to sign an exhibition contract. You can view/download the exhibition contract on the University City Arts League Gallery website. Click here for more information.
Ongoing: United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier. Looking for artists to show their work at United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier in Old City for First Fridays. We are seeking artwork that uses natural colors or grayscale and has an outdoorsy feel. We hang new artwork each month for First Friday and leave it up for the entirety of the month, allowing the artists to put it up for sale or simply for show. Contact Jennifer Singley at jen@unitedbyblue.com.
Ongoing: White Space, a fine art gallery in downtown New Haven, CT, is looking for artists/sculptors working in a surreal edge. No photography. Interested artists may send jpegs of their work including title, dimensions, medium, with a resume and artist statement to jill@dalilithographs.com. Please allow two weeks for review; gallery will contact you for an interview if interested. For more information, visit the web site, www.whitespacegallery.com.
Ongoing: The Mikhail Zakin Gallery. The Mikhail Zakin Gallery in Demarest, New Jersey, invites regional (NJ, NY, PA & CT)  artists to submit their work for consideration. The gallery accepts artist submissions throughout the year. Submissions are reviewed periodically and exhibitions are not guaranteed. Original art and email attachments will not be accepted for review. Submissions will not be reviewed in the presence of the artist. Details here.
Ongoing: The Oakland Arts Review. We are launching an international undergraduate magazine, The Oakland Arts Review, in Winter 2016. Our intent is for this to be a long term print magazine of excellent quality. The Oakland Arts Review is actively looking for exceptional artwork, graphic narratives, and screenplays to publish alongside a variety of other literary genres. Students interested in this opportunity may submit work to: www.oar.submittable.com.