Sunday, April 5, 2020

International Call for Artists: Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 41st International Juried Exhibition


Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's 41st International Juried Exhibition

The 
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 26 - November 1, 2020 at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA. Awards: $14,000+. Jurors: David R. Smith, Selection and Douglas Wiltraut, Awards. Open to all artists 18 or older, working with water media on paper. All work must be original, hand created, and completed within the past 3 years. Paintings previously accepted in any PWS Exhibition are not eligible, including the online PWS Members Show. Your source material must be your own design or your own photograph. Prints, copies, class work, photolithographic or computer generated artwork are not eligible. Collage elements must be less than 10% and comprised of water media on paper. No diptychs or triptychs. Maximum size is 36" (outside frame measurement any direction). Minimum image size is 8 x 10 inches. Members: $25 for 1 or 2 images; Non-members: $40 for 1 or 2 images. Deadline: June 30, 2020. 

Friday, April 3, 2020

The International Society of Experimental Artists 29th Annual Juried Exhibition


Contact Email: iseaentry@iseaartexhibit.org
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
Entry Deadline: 4/15/20
Entry Fee: (ISEA member entry fee): $30.00
Entry Fee: (Non ISEA member entry fee): $55.00
The International Society of Experimental Artists will host its 29th Annual Juried Exhibition from August 20 to October 24, 2020 at Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.  All artists are invited, 18 years and older, to enter one piece, in this all media exhibition. ISEA also prints a full color catalog of each exhibition. All members and accepted non-members will receive the catalog.

ISEA was formed in 1991 to give all mediums a venue to have work shown in an annual juried exhibition within the United States or abroad. The society of experimental artists, explores, learns, and applies new techniques, new composition approaches, or new concepts to create. Their philosophy is about having an attitude of experimentation, looking at the “what ifs” in art. "We try and we try again. Our art can be realistic or abstraction, it is our approach to making the art and the aesthetic results that count. 
We are pleased to offer approximately $14,000 in prizes, including a $2,000 Best of Show Award. This year we are able to accept up to 90 pieces of art 2D, 3D, and small installations."
 Deadline EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2020. 11:59Pm MT
 PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES AND TERMS BEFORE APPLYING. 
1.  Your Profile  
Set up “your Profile” on the CaFE’ website before you try to enter this exhibition. It allows you to upload all of your images and personal information before entering the exhibition. This profile is free for all artists through CaFE’.  www.callforentry.org
 2.  Entry
Digital entries accepted through the CaFÉ website, click here.          
            Search call for this exhibit:
            “International Society of Experimental Artists 29th Annual Juried Exhibit” 
            
You may SUBMIT ONE PIECE OF ARTWORK.
Artwork Specifications
Original experimental artwork in any media completed within the last three years and not shown in any previous ISEA exhibits including the Member-Only Online Exhibitions. Be sure to check your records to avoid elimination.

Commercial reproductions, including giclée prints, will not be accepted. Traditional print media, photography, and digital art should be from a limited edition.
Artwork that is accepted by the juror must be sent – no substitutes permitted. 
The price indicated in the image file name during intake must match the price on the hung work; no price changes will be permitted.
ISEA does not paint walls for artists.  Artwork must come ready to hang. They can attach parts with instructions from the artist and do small repairs.
Within the call application, you will be asked to provide a written statement about the experimental aspects of your work in the question response area available for "Experimental Art" Explain why and how your art is experimental for you.
 2D Artwork
  • Enter ONE IMAGE. Note: If more than one is entered only the first image will be considered.
 ·   Artwork must come ready to hang, with a sturdy hanging device such as a wire or D-hooks. Please test your device prior to shipping.
  • Framed and matted pieces must use Plexiglas (no glass).  
  • Finished/framed maximum size is 40” in any direction; weight limit is 30 lbs.
  • Submitted pieces must NOT include any of the following: glass, anti-glare glazing, frayed wire ends, saw tooth hangers, or smudged and dirty mats.
3D Artwork
  • Two views of your submitted artwork are required. 
·    Artworks that rest on a pedestal or sit on the floor should be structurally sound and sturdy to protect viewers and the artwork
  • 3-Dimensional entries must fit into an elevator and be no larger than (floor) 32w x 48d x 72h inches max weight 50lbs.(Pedestal) 18d x 18l x 30h max 35lbs.
Video 
·     File Type: MP4, 10 minutes or less in length.  If audio attached 2 sets of earphones will be required.
·    File Size: Under 100 MB. 
Currently, linked media from YouTube, Vimeo, etc. is not accepted.
·     Make sure your file is the correct resolution. Video must be no less than 640 x 480 and a minimum of 12 fps.
Embedding audio or video links or code is not supported. At this time, CaFÉ accepts only uploaded media.
 Preparing Your Digital Images for Upload - IMPORTANT
  • Images must be saved in JPG format.
  • Image resolution must be 300 DPI.
  • Image size should be 6 inches or less on the longest side.
  • File size for image must be less than 5mb.
Naming Your Images: VERY IMPORTANT
·      2D One image 
                 Naming Format: LastNameFirstName_Title_HxW_Price.jpg
                Size (finished/framed) must be indicated with Height and Width in inches.
      Example: VanGoghVincent_StarryNight_16Hx20W_2500
                        Price must be in US dollars.
·      3D artwork – including installations
      Two views showing two different perspectives must be provided.        
      Naming Format:  LastNameFirstName_Title_View_Size_Price.jpg
      Size must be indicated with Height, Width, and Depth in inches.  
      Example: VanGoghVincent_StarryNight_#1_16Hx20xWx4D_2500
                                    And
                         VanGoghVincent_StarryNight_#2_16Hx20xWx4D_2500
                        Price must be in US dollars.

      Video:  Naming format: LastNameFirstName_Title_Price(USD)
If you wish to join ISEA as a member, please go to:  www.iseaartexhibit.org  
If you have any questions, please email us at: mailto:  iseaentry@iseaartexhibit.org

Juror
This year's distinguished juror is Brenda Malkinson. Malkinson has participated in numerous art juror opportunities for: public galleries, non-profit societies, artist grants, group exhibitions and artist awards. Brenda holds a diploma from Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD). Malkinson is a practicing artist in stained glass and woodblock printing. www.Brendamalkinson.com

National Call For Artists | JF Gallery in West Palm Beach: 9th Annual Juried Exhibition


9th Annual Juried Exhibition

JF Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 1-25, 2020. Best in show: $500. The juror has the option of awarding Honorable Mention recognitions. Purchase awards and exhibition opportunities are some of the additional benefits possible for artists whose work is selected. Open to all Established, Mid Career and Emerging Artists in the US. Entries must have been completed within the past 2 years and not previously exhibited in JF Gallery. Original Artwork in 2D and 3D in all medias are eligible to apply. $35 entry fee. Deadline: August 1, 2020.

Apply here

National Call For Artists: CACE Gallery of Fine Art


Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Fee: $25.00 (CACE Gallery of Fine Art)
Entry Deadline: 4/15/20
Event Dates: 7/1/20 - 6/30/21

The Morgan Community College Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE) was launched in 2011. The mission of CACE is to enhance the quality of lives through artistic, cultural, social, and intellectual activities. CACE committees that identify and implement events each year include members from both the college and the community. The Visual Arts Committee is responsible for soliciting, choosing and managing exhibits for the CACE Gallery of Fine Art, located in the lower level of a historic building at 300 Main Street in downtown Fort Morgan, Colorado. In the spring of each year, the Visual Arts Committee chooses exhibits from local, regional and national artists for the ensuing year which runs July through June. The Visual Arts Committee chooses four artists from the applications received through CaFE.

Call details for applications to exhibit in the CACE Gallery of Fine Art are as follow:
  • Art pieces are to be of original concept and design
  • Art objects are to have been created in the last five (5) years
  • For items on canvas, maximum size is not to exceed 1200 square inches (unframed)
  • Two-dimensional pieces must be framed and wired, ready for hanging (no saw tooth hangers are to be used)
  • The artist retains copyright to his/her art works; however, exhibited items may be photographed by CACE and used in future promotional materials
  • Art objects created in instructional settings (i.e. workshops, classes) are not considered original artwork
  • Artists may identify items that are either for sale (with price) or designated as NFS
  • Artists must currently be living in the United States
  • Electronic applications will be accepted through April 15, 2020; images should be between 1400 and 4000 pixels at the largest dimension
  • Artists chosen for exhibits will be notified before the end of April, 2020;
  • A CACE Gallery support fee of 10% will be deducted from the sale price of any item
  • Artists are required to deliver and pick up all items exhibited at the CACE Gallery of Fine Art; upon invitation to exhibit, and acceptance by the artist to exhibit, dates for the exhibit will be agreed upon; at that time delivery and pickup of artwork will be agreed to by both the Gallery representative and the artist
  • Most often exhibits start on a Thursday evening, and artists are invited to stay, attend an opening reception, and make a brief presentation to attendees on their creations
  • Once Gallery representatives and artists agree to dates for the exhibition, both parties will enter into a formal agreement

National Call for Artists | Fe Gallery Juried Art Exhibition: Tiny Monster 2.0


Tiny Monster 2.0

Fe Gallery in Sacramento, CA announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 12 - October 23, 2020. Awards: 1st $350, 2nd $100, 3rd $50. It's a great big world we live in yet some of the greatest threats come in the smallest and most deceiving packages. So Fe Gallery is hosting their Tiny Monster 2.0 themed art show in tribute to the wolf in grandmother's clothes, to the bump in the night, to the monsters under our beds and to all of your most dangerous creations who lurk in a tiny frame. Only monster art 12"x12" or smaller will be accepted. Time to get a little spooky, muahaha. $20 for first entry, $5 for each add'l entry, limited to 6 entries per artist. Deadline: June 15, 2020.

Apply here.
Call: (916)456-4455

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Cafozone Announces Call To Artists: Know Factory Farms?

Know Factory Farms?

Cafozone announces a call to artists for an online art contest. $2,000 total for (3) awards. Seeking art in any medium that has to do with factory farming and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). This will be distributed at no cost to non-profits fighting factory farms and will also be displayed at conferences and film showings having to do with CAFOs. You can present positive or negative images from inside or outside a CAFO, or images of alternatives to animal confinement. The winning presentation will create an emotional response in the viewer. Artists must be over age 18. No entry fee. Deadline: May 30, 2020.

Apply here.

National Call For Artists: Art Competition to Benefit the Marginal Way Preservation Fund


Art Competition to Benefit the Marginal Way Preservation Fund

The Marginal Way Preservation Fund announces a call to artists for a juried art competition held at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Ogunquit, ME on June 28, 2020. 1st Prize: $5,000, 2nd: $3,000, 3rd: $1,000 (2 awarded 3rd), Honorable Mention: $500, People's Choice: $200. Jurors: Don Demers, Kenn Backhaus, Gail Spaien, and Chris Caraviello. 

U.S. Artists are invited to submit in any of the following mediums: painting, photography, drawing, mixed media and print that has been inspired by A Love for the Ocean and painted within the last 3 years. One entry for each $35 entry fee. Deadline: May 15, 2020.

Apply here.
Call: (207)641-2200

Twinkle: An International Call for Works of Art About Sparkle and Enchantment


Twinkle: International Call for Works of Art About Sparkle & Enchantment

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, 
Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works of art about sparkle, enchantment, facade, flashiness, and the seductive power of bright lights and color. Twinkle is a small word. A twinkle is light and small, brilliant and fleeting. Twinkles are distractions, attractive attention-traps that sit on the surface where they may seem like shallow decorations - until you remember that the faint twinkle of a star is in reality a massive hydrogen-fueled interstellar explosion seen palely at a distance of billions of miles. This exhibit has no defined expectation for type or style of work. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. $40 for up to 4 entries. $5 per each add'l entry. Deadline: May 7, 2020.

Apply here.
Call: (513)861-3638

14th Annual Master Pieces: An International MFA/MA Exhibit


14th Annual Master Pieces: An International MFA/MA Exhibit

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, 
Manifest, invites current graduate students and MFA/MA degree recipients since January 2019 to submit works in any media (including non-traditional approaches), any style, and any genre (fine art, illustration, design, conceptual, realism, etc.). This 14th installment of the Master Pieces project will continue to reveal the intensity and professionalism of students working towards their terminal academic degree in the field of art or design. Often the most exceptional work comes out of these artists' immersion in their culture of study and intellectual pursuit. Manifest's goal, therefore, is to select works that set the standard of quality that the artist is expected to maintain throughout his or her professional career and justify the degree of Master. $25 for one entry, $40 for two to four entries, and $5 per each additional entry. Deadline: May 3, 2020. 

Apply here.
Call: (513)861-3638

5th Annual Animal Kingdom Art Competition


5th Annual Animal Kingdom Art Competition

Fusion Art invites submissions for the 5th Annual Animal Kingdom online art competition, May 5 - June 4, 2020. Cash prizes and an invitation to Fusion Art's 5th Annual Group Show in Palm Springs in 2021 for Best in Show winners. Juror: Chris Hoffman. Both 2D and 3D artists, worldwide, are invited to submit their best art and photography depicting animals, both domestic and wild. The artwork can include any animals that live on land, in the sea or in the air. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best work in any medium. $20 for 1 image / $35 for up to 5 images. Deadline: May 1, 2020.

Apply here.

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center presents a Juried Art Exhibition: Abstract Art



Abstract Art Juried Art Exhibition

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael, CA announces an international call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 19 - June 14, 2020. $500 Best of Show. Juror: Pam Avery. Abstract art uses visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Artists of all media are welcomed to join this exciting exhibition. Members $15 each or 3 for $40; Non-Members: $20 per work or 3 for $50. Deadline: April 25, 2020. 


Apply here
Call: (916)971-3713

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Oolite Arts: Relief Fund for Visual Artists

Last week, Miami showed Oolite Arts just how deeply it has been affected by COVID-19, and also how generous it is.


"Just after launching a relief fund, additional donors came forward to support Miami's visual artists. As a result, the fund we seeded with $25,000 has grown to more than $100,000, with a substantial commitment from the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Family Foundation, an increased gift from Oolite and additional contributions from our community.

Unfortunately, the need continues to grow. We are continuing to receive submissions for up to $500 to cover lost income, and are processing them as quickly as we can.

The fund is now accepting donations, so that we can help as many artists as possible." If you're able, you can donate now online at oolitearts.org/relieffund.

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Grants

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Grants

Call for Artists

GRANTS DEADLINE: June 1, 2020 
Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Grants
The Division of Cultural Affairs is offering grant funding under:
  • General Program Support
  • Specific Cultural Project
  • Cultural Facilities 
  • Cultural Endowments 
After reading through the guidelines, use the online
application system at DOSgrants.com to submit applications

Applications will be accepted April 1, 2020 through June 1, 2020 for programs and projects seeking funding for 2021 – 2022. 

To apply for Cultural Endowment grants, visit the program page for application instructions (funding for 2021 – 2023). https://dos.myflorida.com/cultural/grants/

Sunday, March 29, 2020

'Devotion' 2020 International Exhibition in Print

Eligibility: International Artists
State: New Mexico
Fee: $25.00 (SDA Members)
Entry Deadline: 6/15/20

Devotion: Sewing the Sacred                                    
2020 SDA International Exhibition in Print
EXHIBITION: 
Each year, SDA’s International Exhibition in Print showcases the breadth and depth of contemporary artists and designers working with or inspired by fiber art and/or textile-based materials, methods, and techniques. The work of selected artists are featured in the Fall 2020 issue of the Surface Design Journal. The Journal is read by artists, gallery owners, curators, scholars, and enthusiasts nationally and internationally. Co-juried by Jovencio de la Paz and SDJ Managing Editor, Lauren Sinner, this year’s EIP seeks to reveal the small gestures that emerge out of our daily routines and invite artists from many material traditions to explore the theme of Devotion as it manifests in their particular lives. 
Entries may be submitted online through June 15, 2020 via CaFÉ, apply here.

GOAL:
The creation of cloth is characterized by a process of gradual repetition. An embroidery is made stitch by stitch. Each loop in knitting follows one after the other. Each pass of the shuttle in weaving builds upon a previous movement. As artists, we may think of these gestures as small acts of devotion. However, these tiny acts are, by no means, limited to textile processes. They appear in cooking, in cleaning, and in how we take care of our loved ones and our communities. In nature, repeated actions—layer by layer—create a mountain; tiny drops of water—inch by inch—carve out a canyon.
As makers, we often ask ourselves “What does devotion look like in a material form?” There are purposeful acts we make by choice and other behaviors that we perform out of ritual and habit. The cycles and loops of daily life can sometimes seem mundane, forgettable, and otherwise ordinary. Perhaps through these repetitive and devotional processes of textile production, we can see something meaningful, surprising, and even sacred emerge in the humble routines of handwork and daily life. The idea that a link exists between the sacred and the mundane is a constant and universal theme within the human story. This exhibition in print seeks to reveal these narratives and invites artists from many material traditions to explore the theme as it manifests in their particular and idiosyncratic lives. 
Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.
JOURNAL OVERVIEW: 
Journal Managing Editor, Lauren Sinner, and artist and educator, Jovencio de la Paz, will co-jury this exhibition, selecting work for inclusion in a comprehensive print and digital edition of the Fall 2020 Surface Design Journal. The publication will include full and detailed images as well as artist statements and juror reflections addressing the context of the work in the exhibition and its place within the evolution of broader trends in contemporary textile/fiber-based arts. 
Artists whose work is selected will receive one complimentary print copy of the Surface Design Journal. Print and digital versions will be available for purchase on the SDA website www.surfacedesign.org
GUEST JURORS:
Jovencio de la Paz is an artist, weaver, and educator. His work explores the intersection of textile processes such as weaving, dye, and stitch-work as they relate to broader concerns of language, histories of colonization, migrancy, ancient technology, and speculative futures. Interested in the ways transience and ephemerality are embodied in material, de la Paz looks to how knowledge and experiences are transmitted through society in space and time, whether semiotically by language and code or haptically by made things. He is currently Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Fibers at the University of Oregon.
Lauren Sinner is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, teacher, writer, and performer based in Portland, Oregon. She is currently the Managing Editor of Surface Design Journal, Mentor to MFA candidates, and an independent contractor to many arts organizations throughout the country. She received her MFA in Applied Craft + Design from the joint program between the Oregon College of Art and Craft and the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2016.
ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY FEE:
This exhibition is open to all artists, with discounted entry fee offered to SDA members. Artists may enter up to three artworks. 2D and 3D works are eligible, as is documentation of time-based media, performance, or conceptual work. Only photographic documentation of work will be considered. Work must have been completed since January 1, 2018. Artists who have been included in prior EIPs are encouraged to apply, but submitted work should show a progression or be from a different body of work. Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible. 
Information about SDA membership is available at the SDA website: https://www.surfacedesign.org/members/member-benefits/

$25 entry fee for SDA members, up to 3 artworks.
$45 entry fee for non-members, up to 3 artworks.
ENTRY PROCEDURE:
Entries are to be submitted online through CaFÉ.

The following information is required for submission: 
1. Name, address, telephone, e-mail.
2. Up to 3 artworks - maximum 2 images per artwork - 1 overall image and 1 detail of each artwork.  Six images total may be submitted per entrant. Jurors request one overall and one detail of each full original artwork. 
3. Images - full and detail - JPEG only; Upload options for image files:
  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: 1200 pixels or larger on longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum
NOTE: Uploaded images are scaled by the system and two monitor versions are created: a small 100-pixel thumbnail and a large 700-pixel image. These images are available for preview in your portfolio after uploading.
4. Each image must be titled as follows: 
  • Full Image: “last name_first name_title_year"
  • Image Detail: “last name_first name_title_year_detail”
5. A brief artist statement (100-150 words maximum, cannot exceed 1000 characters). This is a blind jury process, please do not include identifying information in the statement. 
PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDELINES:
As this call is for an exhibition in print, the quality of photographic documentation will impact the assessment of your work for inclusion in the Journal.
 All backgrounds should be neutral or grayscale unless color is part of the work. 
NOTE: Artists must provide print quality images of selected work at 300 dpi, 6x8" min, jpg or Tiff.
AWARDS: 
Award honorees will be featured with expanded coverage in the September publication of the Surface Design Journal Fall 2020 edition, Devotion: Sewing the Sacred, SDA International Exhibition in Print. Award categories are:
  • Surface Design
  • ​Guest Juror
  • Material Exploration
  • Next Generation
  • Innovation in Technique
  • Innovative Installation
  • Modern meets traditional 
IMPORTANT DATES:
June 15, 2020                    Call for Entry open through CaFÉ
June 16-30, 2020               Jurying Process
July 6, 2020                        Artist notification of acceptance
July 16, 2020                      Text, images, and captions for publication due
August 2, 2020                   Design Phase for Journal begins
September 20, 2020           Publication of Journal 


Surface Design Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization founded in 1977, is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through member-supported benefits including publications, exhibitions and conferences. Visit us at www.surfacedesign.org. 
For questions, contact info@surfacedesign.org.