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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.
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Rolling basis: Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grants for Visual Artists. The 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.
Rolling basis: Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors.
Rolling basis: Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program. This emergency grant provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.
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 Grants. CERF+’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.
Monday, June 17: Relocation Grant. MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is announcing its 2019 “North Adams Project,” serving artists and creative entrepreneurs in all disciplines, who are interested in relocating to our awesome hometown, North Adams, MA, by December 31, 2019. Deadline to apply is June 17, 2019. Home to a vibrant cultural scene anchored by MASS MoCA, and with some of the most affordable housing/studio space in the northeast, North Adams is a ripe site for artistic production. More artists are arriving here all the time. And we’re offering a few more incentives for artists to build their creative practice in North Adams: Grants of $2,500 per person for artists re-locating to North Adams (artist-couples eligible for $5,000 total), in addition to professional development workshops and one-on-one coaching with the Assets for Artists team.
Tuesday, June 18: Innovate Grants. Innovate Grant is a new initiative that supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. We’ve simplified the grant process, so that artists and photographers can focus on making their innovative work. The work should speak for itself and our application reflects that. Innovate Grant is now accepting submissions for Spring 2019. Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists.
Thursday, June 20: Project Stream Grant. In partnership with Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream grant program. Project Stream makes competitive grants up to $2,500 to individuals and organizations for innovative, community-based arts projects. Nonprofit organizations, fiscally-sponsored organizations and individual artists 18 years or older may apply; for-profit organizations are ineligible. Projects must be an arts activity with a public component that take place between September 2019 and August 2020 in Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County or Philadelphia County.
Friday, June 28: Sound Festival Micro Grant. Friends of the Rail Park, Mural Arts Philadelphia, and American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter announce a new collaborative project to take place this fall: Site/Sound: Revealing the Rail Park. Site/Sound will be a unique happening taking place over three weeks in October 2019, weaving together the experiences of sight and sound along the spine of the historic Reading Railroad. We are seeking applicants interested in developing events and programs related to festival themes exploring sight, sound, and the past/future of the communities along the railroad corridor. Microgrants of up to $500 will be awarded. We encourage you to be creative: movie screening, workshop, block party, artist installation, performances, etc. Events or programs must be completed for and occur during the Festival (Oct. 3rd to the 19th).
Sunday, June 30: We, Women. Do you have bold ideas for a photo-based project that redefines how we understand and respond to urgent issues in the United States today? We, Women is not just a grant: it’s an opportunity to shape a national conversation about problems, solutions, and how to find common ground. Join our developing project as a founding artist! We, Women seeks to support women, transgender, and non-binary artists whose photography-based works are rooted in community engagement and collaboration. Projects will re-frame issues and highlight underrepresented narratives that resist and interrogate social and political landscapes while promoting empathy and unity.
Monday, July 15: Artist Grant. Founded 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.
Monday, July 15: Chenven Foundation Awards. The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project.
Thursday, June 20: Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream Grants. Project Stream makes competitive grants up to $2,500 to individual artists and non-profit organizations for innovative, community-based arts projects. The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance administers Project Stream in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties on behalf of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), as a regional partner of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) program. Attend a free info session on Monday, May 20 from 2:30 – 4 in Philadelphia.
Thursday, August 1: Art and Change Summer Deadline. 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.
Tuesday, October 15: Artist Grant. Founded 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 Residency. Artists 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.
Rolling: The Bascom Education Fellowship. The Education Fellowship is a 3-12 month position under the supervision of the Director of Education and Outreach as the lead instructor for regional pre-K, K-12, college, adult, and senior groups that partner with The Bascom. Fellows are provided with monthly stipend, shared housing, studio space, as well as exhibition opportunity.
Monday, June 10: Taipei Artist Village. Artist-in-Residence Taipei is managed by the Department of AIR, Taipei Culture Foundation and operates in two places, Taipei Artist Village and Treasure Hill Artist Village. Secluded by a serene garden, with vibrant Taipei City as a backdrop for creativity, Taipei Artist Village provides freedom and opportunity for innovation in the making of visual art, music, architecture, literature, curatorial and cultural research, arts administration, interdisciplinary arts and performance art and fosters artistic and cultural exchange between Taiwan and the rest of the world.
Tuesday, June 11: LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture at the 14th Street Y. LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Art and Culture is a non-religious house of study at the 14th Street Y. Its goal is to function as an international incubator for creativity. LABA aims to push the boundaries of what Jewish art can be and what Jewish texts can teach. Every year LABA selects a group of ten fellows to join us for a yearlong study of classical Jewish texts centered around a theme. Through our study, we engage with the stories of the Bible and classical Rabbinic texts as if they were new. We also fold in secular literature, as well as music and art, to help us better see both the timeless and radical elements of these sacred texts. A central focus of LABA is to present Judaism’s rich literary and intellectual tradition in an open and creatively fertile setting, so that these texts and ideas may serve as inspiration for the fellows’ art and ideas. The work inspired by the study appears in LABA events and online in the LABA Journal. LABA’s home is the 14th Street Y in New York City’s East Village. The setting provides our fellows the opportunity to engage deeply with the Y community, our neighborhood and the New York theater and art world through installations, gallery shows, workshops, performances, presentations and panel discussions presented throughout the Y and in our convertible Black Box Theater. The LABA theme for 2019-2020 is HUMOR.
Friday, June 14: ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program. Building Healthy Places Initiative is excited to announce that applications for the third cohort of the ULI/Randall Lewis Health Mentorship Program are now being accepted! This program is an opportunity for graduate students in architecture, urban planning, real estate, or a related field to engage with ULI, develop professional networks, and deepen their understanding of how the built environment shapes and influences human health. This program, generously supported by ULI Trustee Randall Lewis, supports the participation of current urban planning, architecture, and real estate graduate students in both ULI’s 2019 Fall Meeting in Washington, DC (September 18-21) and ULI’s 2020 Spring Meeting in Toronto, Ontario (May 12-14). Travel expenses and registration to attend both meetings and health-related programming are included in this opportunity. The program will pair selected students with a ULI member working at the intersection of health and the built environment to serve as a mentor during the meetings and beyond, as well as connect students with program alumni.
Saturday, June 15: ISCP Pollock-Krasner Residencies. The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is pleased to announce an open call for a fully-funded residency, plus living and materials stipends ($3,050 per month) for visual artists who live in the United States and are eligible to work in the US (applicants must hold a Green Card or be a citizen of the United States, other visa types are ineligible). ISCP is currently accepting applications from US visual artists including painters, sculptors, photographers, and artists who work on paper, including printmakers who would like to engage with ISCP’s unique and dynamic programming and creative community. The residency program includes 24-hour access to a private furnished studio space, regular studio visits from Visiting Critics; Field Trips to museums, galleries and other cultural venues; and participation in Artist Talks. In addition, residents have the opportunity to have a studio assistant and develop projects in the public realm with the support of ISCP staff. Residents become part of a growing network of international artists and curators who are ISCP alumni. An ISCP residency has often led to critical advancement in the practice of the artist and curators in residence.
Saturday, June 15: Prairie Ronde Artist Residency. We’ll provide housing and studio space for one resident at a time, three times a year. We’re offering a stipend of $2,000 for 4 – 7 weeks, a $500 travel grant, and private use of a car. We ask that the artist propose some sort of community “give back” like a workshop, final show or open studio days and that they donate a piece of work to our collection.
Saturday, June 15: Vermont Studio Center. 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 2-12 week studio residencies on an historic 30-building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. Residents receive an individual studio, private room, and all meals. In addition, VSC’s program includes a roster of Visiting Artists and Writers who offer slide talks/readings and individual studio visits/conferences.
Saturday, June 15: ArtHub. Founded in 2013, ArtHub is an organization that provides visual and literary artists a chance to concentrate on their creative efforts by offering free space to live and work. 3 rooms are available for 3 month sessions. 1 room is on a rotating basis for stays ranging from 2 weeks – 2 months. Housed on the lower floor is an open studio where artists make and display their artwork in the public eye. The upper floor is a fully furnished, five bedroom apartment where the four artists-in-residence will stay. The space was completely renovated in the fall of 2014, built up by Angle Homes. Features include spacious bedrooms, a large living room, storage areas, two bathrooms, a kitchen/dining room with an island, wifi, and other extras.
Monday, June 17: 40th Street AIR. If accepted, you will be given a studio space at either 4007 Chestnut Street or 4013 Chestnut Street beginning September 1, 2019 and ending August 15, 2020. You will be encouraged to use that time to develop your own creative work. In exchange, you will be asked to share your talents with West Philadelphia through the quality-equivalent of about 40 hours of outreach service over the course of the residency. Examples of outreach projects include a public installation, a workshop, or a class. You may work at a school, prison, hospital, nursing home, etc. Administrative and modest financial support will be provided. In addition, all residents will have opportunities to work together to plan group exhibitions. Monthly resident meetings (or fewer/more when necessary) will facilitate this while creating opportunities to foster community within the program. In addition to collaborating with your fellow residents, a student intern and a part-time facilitator will help to coordinate efforts, including outreach, gallery activities, publicity, maintenance, etc.
Wednesday, June 19: CFEVA NewCourtland Fellowship. The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), in partnership with NewCourtland is pleased to offer Philadelphia area artists the opportunity to participate in an exciting, community-based fellowship. Through the NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, visual artists will be selected to bring innovative and engaging art-making to Seniors in sites throughout Philadelphia.
Friday, June 21: Eyebeam 2020 Residency Open Call. “How do acts of refusal manifest in one’s life and work poetically or directly?” Individual or collaborative projects are welcome to apply to create experimental, interdisciplinary works that fuse art and technology. The residency will run from January 2020 through June 2020, with a $22,000 stipend offered to all residents.
Sunday, June 30: Women’s Studio Worship. The Studio Grant is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to create new work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, photography, or ceramics. WSW invites applications from artists at any stage in their careers. This grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $500 for materials used during the residency, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access.
Sunday, June 30: Studio Residency in Malmö, Sweden. This four-week residency in Malmö, Sweden is an unprecedented opportunity for artists working in print media and sculpture. WSW has initiated a studio residency exchange with two not-for-profit collaborative workspaces:KKV Grafik Studio and Sculpture Workshop Monumental. Artists can choose to work in one or both studios, depending on their projects. Orientation to each studio is provided, however selected artists must be able to work independently and be familiar with the printmaking and/or sculpture processes they’ll be utilizing. Additional charges may apply if the selected artist needs professional assistance.
Sunday, June 30: Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral International Residential Fellowships. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, artists are invited to submit applications for their international residential fellowships. Each fellowship is endowed with €1,400 a month.
Monday, July 1: PlySpace Residency. PlySpace (www.plyspace.org) is an artist-in-residence program in Muncie, Indiana, that is dedicated to offering visual artists, writers, performers, designers, and other creative individuals time and space to investigate and pursue their own practices. Additionally, it serves as a platform for experimentation and provocation by catalyzing conversation and collaboration with various Muncie communities. PlySpace facilitates opportunities for residents to engage with the public through partnership and programming that is tailored to their area of interest. PlySpace is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Monday, July 1: FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists. Visual artists are welcome to submit their projects engaged with artistic labor, challenging the notion of a “workplace.” FLACC offers an accommodation, a workplace, covered travel expenses, as well as a production budget.
Monday, July 1: West Dean Artist-in-Residence Open Call. This residency program provides artists with full board accommodation for a three-week period, including £200 material budget, a £150 travel budget, studio space, and access to a variety of resources and facilities.
Monday, July 1: Light Work AIR Program. Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Over 360 artists have participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program, and many of them have gone on to achieve international acclaim. The residency includes a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art facilities, and generous staff support. Work by each Artist-in-Residence is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work.
Monday, July 1: Light Work Artist-in-Residency Program. This international residency program is open to all artists working in photography or image-based media. The residency includes a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to the program’s state-of-the-art facilities.
Wednesday, July 3: Mattress Factory 2020 Open Call for Artists. The Mattress Factory is currently accepting submissions to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming 2020 exhibition programmatic year. The residency periods are April/May 2020 and August/September 2020. National and international artists are equally welcome to submit.
Monday, July 8: The Studios at MASS MoCA. The Studios at MASS MoCA offer residencies to 12 artists and writers at a time. The next general application deadline will be July 8, 2019, for residency sessions between October 8, 2019 thru April 3, 2020. The application will be available starting in April 2019. We offer great studio space and housing, one group meal per day, access to MASS MoCA‘s exhibitions, and one-on-one professional development coaching with the staff of our “Assets for Artists” program. Not free, but many selected artists are offered merit-based and need-based financial aid.
Monday, July 15: Crosstown Arts AIR. Crosstown Arts offers multidisciplinary residencies in Memphis, TN, to visiting and Memphis-based artists and curators, working in any creative discipline including visual and performing arts, music, film, and writing in all genres. All residencies include a private studio workspace. Studios have varying configurations and amenities. In addition to a private practice space, musician residencies include access to a shared, informal recording studio with standard recording equipment, software and a basic backline. Residents are provided meals five days a week in the cafe at Crosstown Arts.
Monday, July 15: The Growlery 2019 Residencies. The Growlery is an artists’ residency program whose mission is to create a free live-work environment for visual and performing artists that will encourage creative production, discussion, and reciprocal influence among members of our diverse community. Residencies are one to three months. There are no fees for this program. Residencies come with a $250 – $500 materials stipend. Artists have the opportunity to exhibit work, participate in presentations, and host studio tours.
Monday, July 15: Residency 108 Fall Session Open Call. Residency 108 invites artists, writers, and thinkers of all disciplines to immerse themselves in their creative practice, particularly those who work with nature, ecology and the installation of temporary outdoor land-art works. Each resident is provided with a room, working facilities, and weekly stipends.
Monday, July 15: Crosstown Arts Residency. Crosstown Arts Residency offers multidisciplinary programs open to artists and curator working in any creative discipline. This residency is designed for projects that address the intersection of racial and social inequality, and includes a $2,000 stipend.
Tuesday, July 30: Jericho Fellowship. This fellowship awards four prizes for an essay, a play, artwork, and innovative project based on the theme “epiphany.” Awardees will receive a grant and be invited to a four-day cultural symposium in Venice, Italy.
Wednesday, July 31: Willapa Bay AiR. Willapa Bay AiR offers month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, writers, musical composers and songwriters. Situated on 16 acres in coastal southwest Washington State, the Residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to six residents each month, from March 1 through September 30 of the year.
Thursday, August 1: Sylvia J. Smith 2019-2020 Artist in Residence. Dickinson College, an internationally recognized liberal arts college in Carlisle, PA, seeks applicants for our 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence Program. This program was founded in 2009 through the generous support of Sylvia J. Smith ’73, and will bring an artist to campus for a 6-8 week period in the Fall 2019 semester to develop a body of work and interact closely with students as a mentor, offering critique, demonstrations, and giving lectures on their work and related topics. The culmination of the residency will be an exhibition of works in the Department of Art & Art History’s Goodyear Gallery. A studio workspace will be provided along with housing and a generous stipend for materials and living costs.
COMPETITIONS & CALLS
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Part 1, Part 2, Part 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!
- RadDish Coop Cafe: please email submissions to email@example.com
- 2nd Floor, Barrack Hall (law school): Contact Melissa Lennon
- Saige Cafe: Contact Christopher Zelov, 484-554-4710.
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 Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter or search #mtaarts.
Monday, June 10: Abington Art Center Solo Series Review 2019-20. The Art Center’s Solo Series offers artists the opportunity to show a body of work in an individual gallery. Each season, AAC’s exhibition program features national and regional artists in our gallery spaces, as well as related programs such as lectures, public forums, and workshops designed to involve audiences in the experience. Applicants will also be considered for an exhibition in their Community Arts Gallery, which highlights artists whose work aims to create conversation and engagement around local cultural and historical concerns.
Monday, June 10: Small Works: 42nd Harper College National Juried Exhibition. Small Works is a national juried show of artwork no more than 24” in its largest dimension (including frame). All media are eligible except jewelry, film/video. All entries are judged from digital files. One $35 nonrefundable fee entitles each artist to submit up to three entries. Purchase awards may be available for accepted work. Accepted artists may be selected for a solo show at Harper College. A color catalog will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.
Monday, June 10: “Mythic” An Imaginative Realism and Pop Surrealism Theme. An imaginative realism and pop surrealism theme. We are seeking art with fantastic and imaginary subjects portrayed in a realistic and representational style. This may range from fantasy art (example: James Gurney) to pop surrealism (example: Naoto Hattori). We hope to see un-real scenarios and beasties that are rendered with painstaking life-like detail.
Monday, June 10: Visual Thinking – Drawing Exhibition. The Fine Arts program at IU Southeast requests submissions for the Visual Thinking exhibition. This juried exhibition will feature works that explore the many ways that drawing can be used as a tool for thought. Drawing provides an efficient strategy for conceiving ideas and conveying them. This exhibition will highlight drawing’s versatility and usefulness in both cognitive and creative process. Preparatory drawings, process drawings and finished works will all be considered for inclusion in this exhibition. Each submitted work must be accompanied by an artist statement describing that work’s drawing process and purpose. Accepted work will be exhibited in the Ronald Barr Gallery at Indiana University Southeast, August 28, 2019 through-September 26, 2019. All accepted artists will be featured in an exhibition catalogue, to be available online.
Tuesday, June 11: Field Work: Landscape and Architecture. Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a landscape and architecture juried group photo show. What is the process and diversity of observation, interpretation and documentation of these two photographic genres? How do we look for and create compelling, significant and relevant photographic work that engages the aesthetics, craft, tradition and concepts of landscape and architectural photography?
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.
Thursday, June 13: We Are Overflowing 2020. We Are Overflowing 2020 seeks to commission high-impact sculptures that instantly conveys the message of “as a country we are overflowing with trash and recyclables”. The goal is to get viewer to “re-think what they dispose of – is it trash, is it recycleable, is its best use repurposing or reuse?”. These pieces will debut at ArtFest Fort Myers, Southwest Florida’s Premier Art Festival and largest weekend event, February 2 & 3, 2020 and post-festival will be reinstalled in high-visiblity locations in our community.
Friday, June 14: Print Center 94th ANNUAL International Competition. The ANNUALis one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process. Any artist using photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.
Friday, June 14: Works on Paper. Webster Arts invites art submissions for our summer exhibit, WORKS ON PAPER. Eligible work includes printmaking, book arts, pen & ink, sketching, drawing, etching, silk screen on paper, monoprinting, pastel, paper sculpture, hand-coated cyanotypes and VanDyke prints, Polaroid emulsion lifts, etc. No painting (watercolor, gouache, oil, acrylic, encaustic, enamels, etc.). No collage. No digital or traditional wet photography. No floor or ceiling hung installations are possible at this time. No video.
Saturday, June 15: The Sixth Annual Conference of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education. Educators, artists, program directors, students, and the curious are invited to participate in the sixth national meeting dedicated to arts entrepreneurship education. This conference will provide participants with opportunities to explore the intersections of business, the arts, and other disciplines in ways that enhance the teaching and learning of artistic enterprise. The Society’s inclusive atmosphere enables all participants to connect with colleagues concerning pedagogical methods and larger currents in the field.
Saturday, June 15: Morean Center for Clay Solo Show. The Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg, Florida invites ceramics artists to submit proposals for solo exhibitions to open between August 2019 and July 2020 in our Center Gallery. Open to all artists over the age of 18. We define ceramic artist very openly.
Saturday, June 15: International Society of Experimental Artists 28th Annual Juried Exhibition. International Society of Experimental Artists, formed to give ALL mediums a venue to show work in an annual juried exhibit, USA or abroad. We experimental artists explore new techniques, compositions, concepts to create an attitude of “what ifs”. Art can be realistic or abstract, the approach is what counts. ISEA hosts our 28th Annual Juried Exhibition from Sept 7 to Oct 26, 2019 at LowellArts, Lowell, Michigan. Artists, 18 years and older, may enter one piece, all media (excluding video), work completed in the past three years.
Sunday, June 16: Composition in Concert. Throughout the month of July Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia will present Shimmering Synths: The Film Music of Tangerine Dream. For over five decades the German electronic music group has created dreamy, minimalist soundscapes and iconic film scores. Composition in Concert will accompany Lightbox’s programming as an exhibition showcasing visual artwork informed by or in conversation with music. Wall hanging artwork that visually expresses a sense of musicality (or dissonance) is welcome to apply.
Monday, June 17: 2019 Jewelry and Metals Survey (JaMS) Publication. SNAG invites artists, craftspeople, designers, public artists, and architects worldwide to submit images of new works focusing on metal and/or jewelry. Everyone from any sector of the field at any level of experience is encouraged to apply. The Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS) is SNAG’s annual survey of jewelry and metals in contemporary art, architecture, craft, and design created in the previous year by emerging and established artists, as well as students, selected by a jury of experts including curators, artists, designers, gallery owners, and historians. In showcasing approximately 200-juried objects, each publication highlights the wide range of current ideas and making practices in the field of jewelry and metals.
Tuesday, June 18: Transformations: Figures of the Other Self. Mills Pond Gallery invites artists to submit works for a juried exhibition August 17 – September 14, 2019. Juried by Carol Fabricatore, Transformations seeks visual works that explore the artist’s take on what persona or alter ego is present in their artwork. Transform into something you would like to present as a public image of yourself. It could be a self-portrait that transforms you into who, what, or how you would like the public to see you, or whatever your alter ego may be., The exhibition will accept drawing and/or painting in any 2D mediums traditional or digital. No Photography Entry Fee $45/3 images. Awards: $700 Best in Show, $500 Second Place, $300 Third Place.
Wednesday, June 19: Annual Art Ability Exhibition and Sale. The Annual Art Ability Exhibition and Sale at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital is open to artists with physical, cognitive, visual and/or hearing disabilities. The exhibit officially opens with a preview reception on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Artwork will be on display through January 26, 2020, at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, June 20: 2019 Miami University Young Sculptors Competition. 2019 Miami University Young Sculptors Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award. Open to U.S. artists 25 -35; Year 2019 is for Non-Representational sculpture only. Juror: Don Desmett, Founding Director of Exhibitions for the Richmond Center, Curator, and Writer, Kalamazoo, Michigan Exhibition dates: September 4 – October 14, 2019. 3 awards; $10,000.00 Yeck Purchase Award; $2500.00 Second Place; $2000.00 Third Place.
Sunday, June 23: Dusk to Dawn 2019. Pick up a camera for the first time and odds are the images taken will be in full daylight. Learn about sun glare, flat light, shadow….. But then your world expands as you explore opportunities from the rest of the 24-hour day from DUSK to DAWN. That time, from that bewitching hour when it isn’t quite dark, through the night, to the early blue semi brightness that envelops your the world in morning, provides huge opportunity for spectacular images. Capture the softness of light at dawn and at dusk. Take long exposures of the moon and stars in the sky. Create night photos of lit office buildings, headlights in motion, streets, houses etc. and find a wonderful subject where a black night sky provides a dramatic background. First and last peeks of sunlight can provide some amazing opportunities as well.
Sunday, June 23: 29th Best of America Exhibit 2019. Celebrating its 29th“Best of America” National Juried Exhibition, the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters 18 years of age or older from all across North America to apply to our exhibit. This exhibition will open on September 27, 2019 at the Montgomery Lee Fine Art Gallery in Park City, Utah. Thirty cash and sponsor recognitions and awards will be given totaling over $25,000 including the Best of Show $5000 in cash. The annual 2019 NOAPS membership of $50 is required and it may be obtained when entering the exhibit.
Monday, June 24: Art + Movement. GearBox Gallery invites submissions to our 2019 juried exhibition, Art + Movement, a theme inspired by questioning how art made in our current divisive state of cultural, political, and religious points of view will be regarded historically. Art movement is defined as a tendency or style in art with a specific common philosophy or goal, followed by a group of artists during a restricted period of time. Art history points to how various movements in art, referred to as isms (impressionism, cubism, fauvism, expressionism, surrealism) were reflections of the views of their time. Additionally, of course, movement also refers to a principle of composition in art and can be used to cause a visual tempo or beat.
Monday, June 24: Visions in Clay. Call for Artists working in ceramics. Any thematic and stylistic presentation will be accepted for entry. Clay must be the primary medium. Works may be functional or sculptural. Assembled works may not exceed 4ft. in any direction. Exhibition Juror: Sarah Millfelt, Director. Northern Clay Center. Awards: Best of Show $800 | 2nd Place $600 | 3rd Place $400; San Joaquin Potters Guild Founders Award ~ $300. Arts Lecture/Demo Award: $400 (selected to present ceramic arts lecture or demonstration for Delta College students for Professor Shenny Cruces’ ceramics classes).
Monday, June 24: Significant Color. A curated international photography exhibition.August 1 – 24, 2019. There are two kinds of photographs with respect to the significance of their use of colours. On the one hand, ever since colour film technology became widely available, colour has become the default in most photographic practices. That is, some photographs are in colour not because their colours bear some special significance (compared, for instance, to their possible black and white counterparts) but simply because the available film or digital technology has long turned colour to be the common method of capturing photographic images. We may think of these photographs as colour by default. On the other hand, colours are often central to the meaning of photographs for their emphatic, symbolic, psychological, social, compositional, etc. significance. These photographs would not work in black and white the same way or they would not work at all; that they are in colour is not merely a technological given, rather, it is an integral, formative and significant aspect of their photographic meaning. We may think of these photographs as colour by significance. PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Significant Colour. We are looking for submissions from all photographers who are interested in the significance of any colour in photography and would like to share their work with a wider international audience through the exposure of PH21 Gallery. The theme is broadly construed, as the significance of colours is independent of generic or stylistic constraints. We are interested in all possible creative interpretations.
Monday, June 24: Figure That! The human figure has intrigued and inspired artists to paint beautiful and provocative images through the centuries. Artists use the figure for training purposes, creating an image of an important individual, for abstract and well as realistic imagery, for social commentary, design and more. Go figure that artists have found ways to portray the human body is nearly every possible way imaginable. Can you figure something that has never been tried before or will you utilize traditional methods? We want to see your best figurative work so Figure That out! Find a new take on the human figure. We are looking for all types of works–painting, sculpture, photography and more–works that show off your ability and creativity with the human figure. Small and large formats. Give viewers and collectors a chance to see your best figurative work… The main criteria for selection is creativity and technical ability in the artwork.
Tuesday, June 25: 16th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition & Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art. The Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art presented by Main Line Art Center in conjunction with the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, honors approximately three artists annually with an exhibition in the Center’s gallery and an award of $1000. This award and associated exhibition program is an effort to support talented contemporary artists, to honor deserving artists in the field, and to encourage excellence and experimentation in artistic practice, presentation, and community involvement. Winners are selected by Main Line Art Center’s Board of Artistic Advisors. All adult fine artists are eligible to apply. All mediums are welcome. Artists must attend the opening reception and be present for installation. The application deadline is June 25, 2019. Artists selected to receive the award will be notified in August 2019 and the exhibition will take place in November/December 2019.
Wednesday, June 26: NCECA 2020 Annual – The Burdens of History. The most well-known myths of American Studio Ceramics are often not the most inclusive, and by definition, do not represent every voice. The Burdens of History seeks to broaden the narrative, featuring artists and artworks that both celebrate and critique the history of the field. The exhibition is a platform for artists who approach ceramics as pluralistic, who broaden representation in the field, and who consider the many histories/herstories/theirstories of clay to make new touchstones for today. Their performances, videos, ephemera, and objects engage not only a material knowledge of clay but knowledge of its social history. Rooted in the past, but moving in new directions, these works–and the artists who made them–demonstrate the continued vitality of the multivalent field of ceramics.
Friday, June 28: SculptFest2019. The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center invites artists to submit proposals for SculptFest2019, September 7-October 20. The theme for this year’s outdoor exhibition is Changes, guest curated by Bill Wolff, Assistant Professor and Head of the Sculpture area at Salisbury University on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Few things, if any, are constant. Reflection on the past, contemplations of the inexorable transition to the future and the transitory nature of the present are part of daily life and have been the bread and butter of many artists.
Sunday, June 30: Art as Advocacy: Promoting Equity and Social Justice for Women. In the 1970’s women found their voices in the arts and began to stake a claim to their place in a rapidly changing world. We are looking for work that captures the spirit of these women and the women of today, forty years later, still seeking equity and social justice for women. We anticipate that this exhibition will look at what has changed, what struggles still exist, and where we plan to go from here.
Sunday, June 30: A Sense of Place, 2019. The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is pleased to announce the 2019 juried fine art competition, Sense of Place. Open to participants from throughout the United States, this thirty-ninth annual event seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists.
Sunday, June 30: Solar Impressions Juried Exhibition. INSPIRATION PLUS and the SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER are thrilled to sponsor the SOLAR IMPRESSIONS JURIED EXHIBITION with the solarplate printmaking process. This exhibition will bring artists from all over the world to celebrate solarplate printmaking starting at the stunning Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY and then traveling in the months to come.
Sunday, June 30: Midnight Moment. Times Square Arts invites you to submit original moving-image artwork to Midnight Moment, the world’s largest, longest-running digital art exhibition synchronized on electronic billboards and Newspaper Kiosks throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight. Open applications for the Midnight Moment program are accepted through the online Slideroom portal.
Sunday, June 30: Locust Projects Exhibition. Locust Projects is accepting proposals for new installation-based work created specifically for the Project Room. The program supports artists with a $2,500-5,000 project budget, a $1,000 artist fee, and a transportation fee.
Sunday, June 30: Strange Figurations. Strange Figurations is an international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery. The exhibition is open to all interpretations of the concept, Strange Figurations, which would include surreal, visionary and generally all out of the ordinary figurative art. The show is open to all media, techniques and styles from realist to expressionistic. 72″ maximum dimension. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 5 – 28, 2019
Monday, July 1: Summer: A Feast for the Senses. The visual decadence of summertime inspires creatives of all disciplines to capture the sense of vibrancy so emblematic of this magical season. This summer DVAA will present the group exhibition, “Summer… A Feast for the Senses”. This exhibition will feature artwork inspired by the richness of summer in Philadelphia to be shown at Atria Senior Living Center in Center City, Philadelphia. Must be a DVAA member.
Monday, July 1: 19.5% (free!) is a group exhibition that will showcase works responding to the increase of women in congress as a result of the 2018 midterm elections. This exhibition not only will display images of women in power or works inspired by them, but it will ask women artists to engage with questions of representation and self-representation, both political and aesthetic. The recent election results were a monumental moment for women in the U.S. and symbolize a collective hope for more gender equality, but nothing will change unless these women actually have a voice in politics. Even though there are more women than ever in congress, 19.5% is still less than 1/5 of the total number of elected representatives; this exhibition aims to remind viewers that the project of representation remains incomplete and that a change in politics will have to be driven by an articulation and visibility of new needs and experiences. This exhibition will encourage artists to reflect on femininity and feminism, on what a presence of women in congress means symbolically and politically, how it will affect not only our image of governance but to what extent this presence will critically challenge and expand our shared understanding of what is actually and ostensibly relevant to all members of society. It will furthermore address image-making in art, its possibilities, limits, and the need to challenge the ways in which we depict and see ourselves and those around us. This exhibition will display work in any form or medium including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, performance, mixed-media, and installation. 19.5% will run from July 1st to July 31st at Little Berlin Annex. During this time there will be an opening reception, artists talk, and closing reception.
Monday, July 1: TATTOO: the Renaissance of Body Art. If you are a fine artist who creates tattoos or a tattoo artist who creates fine art, we invite you to submit your work for this PG- rated, juried exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Monday, July 1: Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous Open 2019. The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society celebrates its 74th anniversary with the Aqueous Open 2019 at Spinnig Plate Gallery, 5821 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206, Opening. Aqueous Open is the annual international PWS exhibit open to all participants, member or notth.The exhibit runs from October 2 through November 2. Two pieces may be submitted. Over $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards.
Wednesday, July 3: Allied Artists of America 106th Annual Exhibition. Open to all artists 18 years and older. Original 2 dimensional artwork in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, graphic, mixed media, and sculpture.
Sunday, July 7: Real People 2019. Real People is a national juried fine art exhibition celebrating the arts through faces and figures. Real People is open to all artists and media; submitted work must depict the human form or face in some manner that is recognizable. Started in 2000, the show is held each year at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois, located outside of Chicago, Illinois. Real People has become a much-anticipated area event and the show enjoys excellent media coverage and exposure. Along with the Opening Reception, other events are held at The Old Court House Arts Center during the exhibition to encourage attendance.
Monday, July 8: Cimarron National Works on Paper. The Oklahoma State University Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History seeks entries for its 2019 Cimarron National Works on Paper exhibit. Artists living in the U.S. are invited to submit work made with or on paper, produced within the last three years. Examples include prints, drawings, photography and mixed-media work.
Friday, July 12: Human Impacts Institute’s Creative Climate Awards. The Human Impacts Institute’s Creative Climate Awards are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action.
Friday, July 12: Take a Seat. “TAKE A SEAT” explores the forms, functions, traditions, and creative frameworks of seating. For the exhibition, ArtsWestchester will consider work in all media including, but not limited to: sculptural, conceptual, functional (and dysfunctional) seating, 2-dimensional artworks, and installations using chairs/seating. As with all exhibitions at ArtsWestchester’s Gallery, “Take a Seat” will be free to the public. The exhibition will address an audience of all ages and backgrounds.
Monday, July 15: artSpace Call for Proposals 2020. artspace began in 1988 as an association of artists interested in exhibiting their own work and providing a space for other artists to reach a wider audience in the greater Richmond, Virginia area. Since then, artspace has maintained a gallery committed to showing first quality visual art in a variety of innovative styles and media. The gallery has also been the forum for original work in poetry, prose, drama, dance and music. The monthly exhibitions and performance art series have placed artspace on the cutting edge of the artistic scene in Richmond.
Tuesday, July 16: Geometry. Geometry and art have a deep and intertwined history. Geometric forms provided classical proportions, complex symbols, and linear perspective, the development of art would be unthinkable without it. In the 20th century, with abstraction, Piet Mondrian, Hilma af Klint, Kazimir Malevich, and Frank Stella opened up an entirely new language, using geometry to get to the roots of form and perception. Site:Brooklyn is calling for a show exhibitions a wide-ranging collection of work relating to geometry, spanning subject matter, medium, form.
Wednesday, July 19: 311 Gallery Annual LANDSCAPES & SEASCAPES Juried Show 2019. 311 Gallery, 311 West Martin Street, Raleigh NC calls for A MAXIMUM OF TWO WORKS OF ART to be entered per artist into the September 2019 LANDSCAPES & SEASCAPES National Juried Show. All entries must be available and priced for sale. Style may be realistic or abstracted realism. Any media and artist interpretation of the theme that is suitable for a family-friendly audience is allowed.
Sunday, July 21: Stilled Life. The DVAA members exhibition entitled Stilled Life will showcase the variety of artwork created within our community that is representational, figurative, or reflective of the observable world in some way. This call for work and exhibition is open to all mediums and modes of creating. Must be a DVAA member.
Monday, July 22: Chroma. Chroma: the purity of color, or its freedom from white or gray. The intensity of distinctive hue: saturation of a color. Artists are invited to submit original artwork for the ‘Chroma’ exhibit to be held at the Kavanagh Gallery of Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois. The show will run from September 6 – October 12, 2019, and is open to all mediums.
Friday, July 26: LGBTQIA+ Daily Life (Free). Use your cell phone to capter three images that reflext any aspect of your daily personal or social life. This exhibition will be an opportunity for the Queer Community of Philadelphia to see itself through its members’ lives. At least one image from each submission will be included. Sponsored by William Way Center, open to all 18+ who identify as LGBTIQA+ and living in the Philadelphia region. Show at William Way September 13-October 25. Submit photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 1: DaVinci Art Alliance Open Call for 2020. Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) is accepting proposals for our 2020 exhibitions calendar. Now with two gallery spaces in the building, DVAA seeks to construct an ambitious collection of thought-provoking exhibitions for the course of the year 2020.
Proposals will be selected for an exhibition slot based upon the quality of their application and supporting materials, artistic merit, social/community relevance, and diversity of curatorial/artistic perspectives.
Friday, August 2: Hennessy Experiment 2020. Hennessy Experiment will embody The Delaware Contemporary’s mission of innovative opportunities for contemporary artists with the goal of breaking from traditional curatorial and exhibition practices. We seek artists, artist groups, and artist collectives who will use this unique opportunity as a test lab, a Petri dish, to exercise ideas and push current practices in a space to experiment with craft, materials, and mediums or something completely new. We are looking for proposals that discusses contemporary issues, addresses/critiques society, pushes a current conversation, or exploits the use of exhibition space. A successful proposal will incorporate these features.
Wednesday, August 7: Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art. The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to announce the creation of the RechargeFoundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art, a $5,000 award for painters living in the United States andU.S Territories working in the New Surrealist style. Applicants must be working in the New Surrealist style. The New Surrealist style is an extension of the Surrealist movement which was at its height in the 1920s. Artist’s working within The NewSurrealist styles combine relatable imagery in uncanny and unexpected situations within their work. Artist must be painters. NYFA defines painting as work that involves painting of any kind upon any surface. Students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs are eligible to apply.
Saturday, August 24: 13th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit 2019. All photographers are invited to enter Media Arts Council’s 13th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, PhotoEx. The theme for 2019 is: “Change/Transformation.” Photos may depict any subject matter in any location, provided they reflect the theme. Deadline for entries is 7:00 PM, Saturday August 24, 2019, regardless of postmark. Change/Transformation: What does it mean to you? Something altered or modified. A metamorphosis, transfiguration, evolution, or reshaping. This theme invites you to use the concept of “Change/Transformation” in your photographic submissions, incorporating your unique creative interpretations for the PhotoEx 2019 Juried Exhibition.
Saturday, August 31: Pennridge Gallery of the Arts. Event date: September 15. Celebrating the talents of local artists and crafters of all ages and backgrounds, the annual Art Exhibition and Crafts Festival takes place in the heart of Sellersville, PA each September and strives to recognize the beauty and creativity of the arts in Bucks County and the surrounding areas. With booths lining the streets filled with art and crafts, the day also features live music throughout the festival, children’s entertainment and activities, Sellersville Restaurants open to the public, plus food trucks, as well as local breweries, wineries and more. We strive to recognize our local talents in all forms is an important part of Walter Baum’s legacy. Student Rate: $25.
Saturday, August 31: Foundwork Artist Prize. The Foundwork Artist Prize is a new juried grant that will be awarded this fall to an outstanding artist chosen on Foundwork. The winner will receive an unrestricted $10,000 dollar grant to support their practice, as well as a studio visit with each of the jurors to encourage a dialogue around the winner’s work. Please note that in order to be eligible, you need to have your artist profile published on Foundwork, with at least five (5) published artworks, continuously from 5:00 PM ET, September 1, 2019 through 5:00 PM ET, September 30, 2019.
Saturday, August 31: Aesthetica Art Prize. Students can showcase their work to wider audiences by submitting to Emerging Prize Category. This category is open to current students and recent graduates, who are keen to further their involvement in the art world. Through the Prize, students can also reach collectors, galleries and established artists from the industry. Categories for submission include: Painting & Drawing; Photography & Digital; Sculpture, Design and 3D; Video, Installation and Performance. Awards include: £1,000 for the Emerging Prize winner, (apx $1,300 USD), as well as publication within the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthology, and a chance to participate in the annual Art Prize Exhibition, which runs for 12 weeks at York Art Gallery, UK.
Tuesday, September 10: Excellence in Fibers V. Selected work will appear at the Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, December 12, 2019-March 15, 2020. Note that work does NOT have to be available for the Muskegon Art Museum exhibition to be juried into Excellence in Fibers V. It still can be selected by the jurors, shown in the magazine, and receive publicity and prizes.
Sunday, September 15: Wayne Art Center Craft Forms 2019. For the 25th year, Wayne Art Center invites artists to submit original works to Craft Forms, one of the premier contemporary fine craft exhibits in the United States. This eagerly anticipated exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of fine contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors. Works will be accepted in the following media: Basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood, as well as submissions created utilizing CAD/CAM technologies and 3D printing tools.
Monday, September 16: Workhouse Glass National 2019. The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its 5th Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition 2019. This annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks. The Workhouse Arts Center is very excited to promote and display the breadth of contemporary glass artwork being created throughout the USA and Canada.
Tuesday, October 8: 2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international juried competition. The statements accompanying each artwork are also vital and provide insight into our common humanity—as well as the differences that make us all unique.
Sunday, October 13: Art Quilt Elements. Wayne Art Center is now accepting artist applications for Art Quilt Elements 2020. The 14th exhibition of this internationally acclaimed juried show seeks to attract a unique collection of contemporary fine art quilts from around the world. Widely praised by reviewers and artists for the presentation of the work as well as the commitment to promoting the quilt as a fine art form, Art Quilt Elements offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for quilt artists looking to share their work with the general public. Selected quilts will be placed on display at Wayne Art Center March 29–May 2, 2020.
Friday, November 1: “What is the place of design in American art history?” American Art, the peer-reviewed journal co-published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of Chicago Press, seeks papers that answer the question, “What is the place of design in American art history?” In an effort to explore this topic, the journal plans to publish several short, scholarly essays that demonstrate how the history of design can contribute to art history. Our conception of design encompasses objects, places, environments, experiences, systems, and sites shaped by culture. While we are open to a range of historic periods, there is a particular editorial interest in material from the nineteenth century and earlier. Articles should be argument-driven case studies and/or position papers that incorporate design into the history of art, thus pushing the boundaries of the latter beyond painting, drawing, sculpture, prints, and photography. It is our hope that this intervention will enable future explorations of design in American Art and possibly answer some of the following questions: In the past, how have institutions (schools, museums, publishers, fairs) conceptualized the permeable boundaries between design and art history? When objects traverse these constructed categories, how are those objects and the production and/or consumption of them transformed? When design elements are depicted in art, what does design history reveal about those works? In what ways does including design in art history foster new questions about materials and technology? And how can a focus on design lead to novel ideas about methodology, theory, and historical context? For consideration, submit an essay of 2,000–2,500 words (including endnotes) by November 1, 2019, to AmericanArtJournal@si.edu. The organizers, David Brody, Professor of Design Studies at Parsons School of Design, and Robin Veder, executive editor of American Art, will work with outside reviewers to facilitate double-blind reviews and to select essays for publication in 2021. Accepted manuscripts will be further workshopped with authors. Send pre-submission inquiries on “Design Intervention” to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.