Thursday, July 9, 2020

International Call for Artists: International Art Competition Textures & Patterns

International Art Competition
Textures & Patterns

Contemporary Art Room Gallery announces their 1st Textures and Patterns Online Art Competition for the month of August 2020. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. The gallery invites artists and photographers to submit their best artworks related with the theme Textures & Patterns. A variety of interpretations can be submitted (representative, abstract, conceptional). All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and video art. All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate. First, second and third place will be largely displayed with an article about the artist and their work. Winning artwork (First place) will be on the poster of the show. Merit awards and Honorable Mention awards may also be presented. $15 for 2 images of artwork. You may enter more than once. Deadline: August 11, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

ArtServe Art & Chat with KX2 Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman

Friday, July 10th from 3-4pm ArtServe Live presents an art and chat with South Florida art duo KX2: Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman. KX2 is a collaboration of sisters Ruth Avra and Dana Kleinman, combining their individual artistic strengths to create mathematically inspired sculpture through the fusing of metal and painting. The work is bold and geometric from a distance, yet up close, the textural hand-sanded metal and multi-layered paintings engages the viewer. Through the exploration of geometry, symmetry and connection, their work aims to create a moment of pause, inviting the viewer to escape the stresses of the day and find a space to achieve balance.

Since the establishment of their artistic collaboration in 2007, KX2’s work has been featured in notable galleries and museums around the world. Importantly, the work was catapulted into the international art scene with an invitation to represent the United States at the 2008 Beijing Biennale at the National Art Museum of China. Numerous private, corporate and public art collections throughout North America contain KX2 works of art.
Join the chat on Facebook Live to write comments, ask questions, like, and share. See you there!
You’re also invited to participate on ZOOM:

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Miami Design District Public Art Tours

Miami Design District Public Art Tours

Saturday, July 11th from 5-6pm join the Miami Design District for a free guided tour of the neighborhood’s world-renowned public art, architecture as well as temporary artist projects and exhibitions made possible by the district. Experience a bit of what the neighborhood has to offer. The tour, SITE PLAN, explores the Miami Design District’s Architecture, considering the history and ideas important to architecture and how art is integrated within each site as guests stroll through the neighborhood. Sites include Buckminster Fuller Fly’s Eye Dome, Leong Leong’s Garage, Paseo Ponti, and more. Meet in front of the Fly’s Eye Dome on the first floor of Palm Court (enter at 140 NE 39th Street). This Event is Free & Open to the Public. RSVP here.

Tour guidelines:
  • Maximum of 10 persons per tour
  • Tour guests are kindly asked to wear masks and practice social distancing during the tour.
  • *Tours in Spanish are available upon request.
About your guide: An experienced art and architecture guide, Thom Wheeler Castillo has worked with various institutions throughout the region as a cultural ambassador and educator to bridge the gap between art and conversation, including the Peréz Art Museum Miami, O, Miami Poetry Festival, HistoryMiami, A.I.R.I.E. (Artist in Residence in the Everglades), the Rubell Museum, and the Department of Reflection.

International Call for Artists: 8th International FL3TCH3R Exhibit - Socially & Politically Engaged Art

8th International FL3TCH3R Exhibit - Socially & Politically Engaged Art

All artists and designers are invited to submit entires for The FL3TCH3R Exhibit, on display October 5 - December 11, 2020 at The Reece Museum in Johnson City, TN. Over $1,000 in awards. Open to anyone 18 years of age and older residing in the United States or any other country as long as entry fee is paid in U.S. dollars. All work must be original. Submissions will be accepted from the following categories: audio/sound, ceramics, digital, fiber, glass, graphic design, jewelry/metals, mixed media (2D), mixed media (3D), painting, performance/installation (via video), photography, printmaking, sculpture, video/film and other. A non-refundable fee of $40 for up to 3 entries, with an add'l $10/work over three. Deadline: August 31, 2020

Call: (423)534-9827

Monday, July 6, 2020

International Call for Artists: The Pastel Society of Southern California's 'Make Your Mark!' International Online Open Pastel Exhibition

PSSC's Make Your Mark! International Online Open Pastel Exhibition

Pastel Society of Southern California announces a call to artists for an online pastel exhibition, August 1-30, 2020. $1000 Cash 1st Place Award. Top 15 receive cash and product awards. Jurors: Dianna Ponting, Isabelle V. Lime, Niall O'Neill. Awards Judge: Lorenzo Chavez. Open to PSSC members and non-members worldwide. Must be 18 or older and working in soft pastel medium, no oil pastels. All work must be entered at Please read eligibility and show rules thoroughly prior to applying. Work must be 80% pastel, created within the last 3 years, and must not have been submitted to any prior PSSC show. No shipping, no size restrictions, no sales commission fees, and NFS is admissible. Members $30, Non-Members $40, for first 2 entries; $10 for each additional entry. No entry limit. A maximum of 3 paintings per artist will be accepted into the show. Deadline: July 22, 2020.

International Call for Artists: 40th Annual Faber Birren Color Award Online Exhibit

40th Annual Faber Birren
Color Award Online Exhibit

In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant, author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award of $1000 for original and creative expression of color. The
 Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown to one of international scope and is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. This year the Stamford Art Association celebrates its 40th year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Show and due to COVID-19 it will be an online exhibit only, September 26 - November 8, 2020. $2,000 in awards. Juror: Sean O'Hanlan, Research Assistant in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media, created in the last 3 years and not exhibited previously in the Faber Birren Show. Categories: Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Printmaking. Electronic media, performance art, and installations will not be accepted. Entries must be submitted electronically via Entrythingy. $35 for first piece, $20 for additional pieces. Deadline: August 30, 2020

Call: (203)325-1139

Cornell Art Museum: 7th Annual 6x6 Exhibition & Sale

6x6 Exhibition & Sale

The Cornell Art Museum is pleased to host its seventh annual 6x6 Exhibition & Sale featuring donated artwork from around the country. Participating artists are asked to donate original works of art in compliance with the 6x6 regulations (see details below). The art pieces will be a feature exhibition at the Cornell Art Museum for Delray Beach’s First Friday Art Walk (date TBD), and sold at the 6x6 Art Sale for $30 each. All proceeds benefit the Cornell Art Museum. The Cornell Art Museum is excited to announce its 7th Annual 6x6 Exhibition & Sale, coming this summer. All artists, aspiring, professional and hobbyists, are invited to submit original artworks - any medium - in the 6" x 6" format for this all-inclusive art experience! All art must be ready to hang on the wall.

To register early, download the Early Submission Form. More details coming soon!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Fabien Castanier Gallery Presents Pixel Pancho Limited Edition Giclée

The Nurse
Limited edition giclée from Pixel Pancho

Edition of 100
34.5 x 24 in. (88x60cm) on 300g cotton fine art paper
Artist signed and numbered with certificate of authenticity

Available now exclusively through the Castanier Gallery Store
260 USD + global shipping
(Limited prints per customer)
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About the Artist
Pixel Pancho (b. 1984, Turin) studied formally at the Academy of Fine Arts in Albertina and finished his study in Valencia, Spain. During his education, and especially during his time in Spain, he became well known in the world of graffiti and street art. Influenced by artists such as Salvador Dali, Joaquin Sorolla, and the political artist group, El Equipo Cronica, Pixel Pancho had developed his own unique and recognizable style. Incorporating motifs of nature, industry, classical portraiture, and most commonly, robots, his paintings and murals display a finely detailed exploration of imaginative and whimsical worlds. His pieces are often narrative, weaving stories from the bodies of his human-hybrid subjects. His work can be found all over the world, from major cities in Europe, to locations in Mexico and the United States.
Pixel Pancho, "La jeunesse de Tierry et Diana", Tahiti (Photo: Martha Cooper)
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Saturday, June 27, 2020

The Four-Legged Sculptures Of "Dog Artist" Skip Hartzell

'Big Pink’, Papercrete and Resin, 36 x 32 x 16 Inches

South Florida artist Skip Hartzell creates unique art inspired by man’s best friend. His inspiration comes in the form of a morning walk, accompanied by a furry friend. Hartzell creates large paintings and works on paper that capture the essence of “dog”. He is best known for his unique sculptures recognized immediately by their distinct form and style that only Hartzell can produce.

Skip Hartzell Art Collectors, Art Palm Beach Fair

The canine-inspired artworks that he creates are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision. Hartzell creates directly from his emotions and instincts, his work is inspired by dogs of all shapes, sizes and varieties.

'Nine Dog Wreck', Papercrete and Resin, 28 x 18 x 16 Inches

“Dogs are always in the moment. Although nothing in life has held my attention longer or has been more fascinating to me than dogs, my work is about much more than that. It is about form, movement, color and texture." Hartzell’s art studio is crawling with canine-based works. Whether he’s painting or sculpting, Hartzell’s dogs have a wonderful quality of friendliness about them, and it’s hard to keep yourself from reaching out to touch. And that’s perfectly okay with Hartzell. He’s never been one to place a rope around his artwork.

Skip with two wall dog sculptures

“The texture is so important because the tactile experience of sculpture is so primal for me,” he says. “You grab with your hands and just start to mush things together and get your fingers on the materials, and there is just such a richness to the feel.” 

Skip Hartzell Art Collector, Aqua Art Miami Fair
Skip says whenever he’s doing a show, he is quick to hand his sculptures to the patrons so they can enjoy the feeling, too. And whether it’s paint on canvas or sculpture, the texture is one of the most captivating and inviting parts of experiencing his artwork. Hartzell may not set out to mimic the look of someone’s beloved pet, but he says his sculptures and paintings often evoke a fond memory of a furry family member.

The artist has held numerous solo exhibitions at notable art galleries and prestigious art fairs such as Art Palm Beach, A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery, ArtHouse 429, Paul Fisher Gallery, Aqua Art Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach and many more. 

'Wall Dog #5', Papercrete and Resin, 8 x 12 Inches

"The dogs are a recognizable common denominator that allows me to communicate my joy of living, passions and sentiments,” explained Skip Hartzell. He is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue, no kill shelters. For sales, commissions, or general inquiries, email: and visit

Friday, June 26, 2020

International Call for Artists: "Figurative" 2020 International Online Juried Painting Competition

"Figurative" 2020 International Online Juried Painting Competition

Camelback Gallery announces a call to artists for an online competition and exhibition. Cash Award + Best in Show. All award winners receive 3-month online exhibition, social promotion & award certificate. Open to all artists 18 years and older. All painting mediums allowed including pencil, pen and charcoal and/or mixed media. Artwork must be representational and clearly depict a human art form as a real life image. The artwork may be any style, including abstracted shapes, however, a human form(s) must be present in the painting. A "Full Body" image is not required, however, it should not be a portrait of just the face. ("We are sorry, we know quite a few 'figurative pieces' are nudes, however, CB's Policy is No Nudity.") $18 for two paintings. Deadline: July 26, 2020

National Call for Artists: Audubon Artists 78th Annual Exhibition

MaryLou Shipman, 'Shell Garden', Aquamedia

Audubon Artists 78th Annual Exhibition

Audubon Artists announces a call to artists for an online juried art exhibition, November 1 - December 31, 2020. Over $20,000 in cash, medals and awards merchandise. Medium Categories: Aquamedia, Collage & Mixed Media, Graphics, Oils/Acrylics, Pastels and Sculpture. Entry fees: $30 + annual dues (Elected members $70, Associate members $40 & Honorary members exempt). Deadline: September 5, 2020

Call: (732)319-1772

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Call for Artists: Northern California Arts, Inc. International Open Show 'Bold Expressions 2020'


Northern California Arts, Inc's 65th Open International Juried Art Exhibit is open to fine artists everywhere. Northern California Arts, Inc. is located in the Sacramento Valley, they sponsor the show every year at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. The quality and the variety of works entered have been phenomenal in the past years, don't miss out on this prestigious opportunity to exhibit your art. Best of Show: $1,000. Other Cash and Gift Awards. View the prospectus here.

Juror: John Michael Keating. This year's theme is: 'We need to be visionary to be bold.' -Angela Hunt.

Exhibition Dates: October 6 - November 1, 2020
Second Saturday Reception and Awards Presentation on October 10th, 5:30 to 8:30pm

Deadline for entries: August 8, 2020. Apply Here

Call for Artists: SaveArtSpace presents a Public Art Series + Exhibition, “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness”

SaveArtSpace is pleased to announce a partnership with Art4Equality and The Untitled Space for an empowering public art series of billboards in New York City launching this September 2020, along with an exhibition of the artwork created for the series to be presented at The Untitled Space gallery this fall. 
Open Call Ends: 11:59pm / August 10, 2020

“What do these words mean to you: “Equality,” “Life,” “Liberty,” “The Pursuit of Happiness”? We live in an unprecedented time, our liberties robbed by a global pandemic, which laid painfully bare the inequities that have plagued the most vulnerable in our society for far too long. Political polarization in the United States is reaching critical mass with a divisive political system at war. Realities of social inequality and racial injustice are challenging our ability to have confidence in a promising future. With the 2020 elections approaching, we feel it is a crucial time to create an opportunity for artists to respond to our current situation, with the artwork presented in a public platform, where it can reach an audience of millions of people every day and promote an inclusive dialogue. The public art series “Art4Equality x Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness” seeks to empower, enlighten, and shed a ray of hope on a city that has been under a dark cloud, in a country that is in tatters not only by an invisible virus, but also by political and civil unrest. The billboard transformed into an art display is an innovative, and ultimately accessible way to present contemporary art, transforming spaces normally dedicated to advertising into public art that has power and impact.” 
Curator: Indira Cesarine, founder of The Untitled Space and Art4Equality. 
Artists are asked to be creative, with artwork inspired by 1 or more of the words or phrases of the theme. Each billboard will feature your artwork along with your name and the title of the artwork. This open call is open to all artists, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or practice. All mediums are welcome.
Please submit artwork between June 10 and August 10, 2020. This is your opportunity to have your art on ad space in NYC!
There is a $10 donation per image submission to participate, each donation is a tax deduction and goes to producing the public art. Each artist is encouraged to submit up to 10 images. The selected artists will be announced after August 24, and will be exhibited on ad space in NYC starting September 21 for at least one month, with an Artist Reception on September 24th presented by The Untitled Space.

Submit your art work!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Public Art Call: Suspended Sculptural Artwork WCH Critical Care Tower/BMCJ Entry Building

841 Prudential Drive Suite 1800
Jacksonville, FL 32207


Contact Email:
Call Type: Proposals
Eligibility: National
State: Florida
Entry Deadline: 8/1/20

Baptist Health in Northeast Florida is building a new main entrance for its multi-facility, flagship campus, which serves as the centerpiece of the five-hospital health system. The seven-story building will serve as the new front door to Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (477-bed adult hospital, largest in the health system) and Wolfson Children’s Hospital (216-bed children’s hospital, only freestanding children’s hospital between Atlanta and Orlando) as well as the adjacent Pavilion Building, which houses physician offices and other services. 
Floors one and two of the new building will serve as the arrival “concourse” for various destinations within the medical campus as noted above, and the second floor is connected via skybridge to the main patient and visitor parking structure across Palm Avenue. Floors three through seven of the new building will be dedicated to a 75-bed neonatal intensive care center and a 26-bed pediatric intensive care center serving the critical care needs of the region’s infants and children. Thus, this building serves both adults and children and is designed to respond to the needs of both worlds.
The majority of the patients and their families will enter the new building at the second floor at the east end of the lobby via a skybridge from the parking. Exterior drop-off also will be provided at the ground level building entrance.
Whether patients and visitors enter the new building from the second floor skybridge or the ground floor entrance, the visual centerpiece of the two-story lobby they enter will be a sculpture suspended below the lobby ceiling. The selected work also will be visible from the primary public drive, Palm Avenue. It is the intention of Baptist Health to commission an original sculptural artwork to help in creating a healing environment for all who enter the building -- patients, families, visitors and staff.
This opportunity is open to participation by individuals 18 years of age and older residing in the United States, and who have completed sculptures of similar scope. Artist teams are acceptable. 
Architects’ Vision: 
The new Wolfson Children’s Critical Care Tower/Baptist Jacksonville Entry Building is not only the realization of Baptist Health’s vision, but also a commitment to the City of Jacksonville and the surrounding region. The built solution will act as both a celebrated point of arrival and a haven for neonatal and pediatric intensive care patients and their families. Reflecting the dual nature of the building program, the architecture of the building will be a timeless yet playful solution while representing a progressive and modern healthcare environment at the heart of Jacksonville, FL. The material palette reflects both the quality of care delivered within the institution as well as the established building vocabulary of the campus. Exterior materials include metal panel, natural stone, large format cast concrete panels and glazing. These materials are accented with dynamic exterior and interior lighting features. Furthering Baptist’s belief in providing an all-inclusive healing environment the installation of art is to become an integral part of the building and will respond to the function and design of the building as well as mirror the spirit of their respective creators
General Sculpture Parameters:
·      Shall convey a positive, uplifting, calming and healing environment for children and adults.
·      Appropriate to its specific location and the architects’ vision.
·      Designed with consideration of patient and public safety.
·      Constructed of permanent, long-lasting materials that are virtually maintenance free.
Interior Lobby Suspended Sculpture:
The lobby sculpture will be suspended below the 24’ high two-story lobby ceiling. The majority of patients will enter this elongated lobby space at the second level from the east via a bridge from a multi-level parking structure. The sculpture will be at or just below eye height at this point. From this entry, patients travel along the lobby space and disperse to their destinations. The suspended sculpture may be concentrated at the east end, with good visibility from the street, or may traverse the full length of the lobby space to provide a visual orientation from any point in the lobby. Movement in the design of this sculpture is desired, either actual or implied, using proven low-maintenance technology.
Delivered purchase price of completed sculpture for this location is up to $250,000The purchase prices listed must cover all associated costs of the project, including but not limited to, design, fabrication, materials, labor, transportation, insurance and an advisory role in the installation of the sculpture. Baptist Health will provide sculpture installation and lighting.
Submission Packages Content:
Artist’s Submission Package will not be considered unless the following are included:
·      Images of completed sculptures of the scope outlined – 1 image minimum, 16 maximum (also can include up to 2 audio and 2 video files)
·      Information on images including location, dimensions, material, cost and date of completion
·      Current Artist resume and website, if available
Artists may include projects in process, but the majority of images must include completed projects. Unrealized projects will not be considered.
Submission Process:
Submissions will be received through the CAFÉ system. CAFÉ technical support for artists, contact: 888-562-7232 or café
·      There is no submission fee.
·      Submission constitutes agreement by Artist to the criteria and details outlined in this Request for Artist Qualifications Submissions (RFQ).
·      Email questions to with the subject line: Baptist Jacksonville Entrance Project or call 904-202-4925.
·      All materials (including models) submitted by Artist to CAFÉ in response to this RFQ shall become property of Baptist Health and the Artist grants Baptist Health a non-exclusive license to use Artist’s submitted materials in any way Baptist Health deems appropriate, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution and display on the internet.  In such usage, Baptist Health shall strive to include credit to the artist.
 Selection Process:
·      Up to three Artists will be selected as finalists for this site-specific sculpture project, based upon submitted qualifications.
·      Finalists will be provided a small stipend to produce a site-specific proposal including design, drawings, specifications and budget.
·      Selection will be made jointly by a panel including art professionals from the Jacksonville community and Baptist Health executive leadership; others may be engaged in the selection process as deemed appropriate.
·      The selection team may reject any or all submissions, waive all formalities or negotiate with any submitter.
Anticipated Schedule:
June 1, 2020   Issue Request for Qualifications
Aug 1, 2020    Submissions received by CAFÉ by 11:59 PM, Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Aug 15, 2020  Artist finalists selected; notification of acceptance/decline
Oct 1, 2020     Final Artist design proposals due
Oct 15, 2020   Final Artist/design selected
Nov 15, 2020  Artist/Baptist Health (sculpture owner) agreement signed
Oct 15, 2021   Fabrication and delivery of sculpture by Artist
Nov 1, 2021    Sculpture installation complete
Dec 2021        Unveiling and dedication
 For interior and exterior site renderings please request Building Design Reference Images from
 Contact Information
Melanie Husk
Baptist Health
841 Prudential Dr., Suite 1800
Phone: 904.202.4925

Public Art Call: The Decatur Artway VI

The Decatur Artway VI

Decatur Arts Alliance
113 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030


Contact Email:
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Georgia
Entry Deadline: 7/31/20

Entry Fee (The Decatur Artway VI): $25.00
The Decatur Arts Alliance seeks sculptures to be placed in the city of Decatur, Georgia as part of the Decatur Artway. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two-year sculpture exhibition. 

The Decatur Arts Alliance will in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Downtown Development Authority to market the Decatur Artway to include (but not limited to) printed walking/cycling/driving sculpture tours, online tour with a mobile app and docent lead tours for visitors and residents. The Decatur Artway opening will include an artist talk which will be videotaped and used on the mobile app and website. 

Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000. The installed work may be available for sale. Artwork sold as a result of the Decatur Artway will be subject to a 20% commission, which will be deducted from the purchase price and retained by the Decatur Arts Alliance. 

The sculpture must be available for the duration of the two-year contract. All submissions must be professionally constructed of durable materials which will withstand the elements. No maquettes or renderings will be considered for selection. We will only accept existing and ready to install works. All durable outdoor media are encouraged. 

Please note--if the submitted work has been selected and confirmed for another exhibition before July 31, 2020, please contact Angie Macon, Decatur Arts Alliance at your earliest convenience.

International Call for Artists: 3rd Annual Women Artists Art Competition

3rd Annual Women Artists Art Competition

Fusion Art is once again celebrating women artists. For the 3rd Annual Women Artists online art competition, the gallery invites both 2D and 3D submissions from women artists, only. Extensive worldwide promotion and invitation to Fusion Art's 5th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2021 for Best in Show winners. Juror: Chris Hoffman. This is an international open competition so any subject matter and any media is acceptable. The work can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all women artists, over the age of 18, are encouraged to submit their best 2D & 3D representational and non-representational art and photography. $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: September 5, 2020