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
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.

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 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
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.
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:

$25 entry fee for SDA members, up to 3 artworks.
$45 entry fee for non-members, up to 3 artworks.
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. 
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.
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 
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 
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International Art Competition: 'Colors'

Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 3rd "Colors" Online Art Competition for the month of April 2020. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. The theme is Colors. Artworks with one color or a multitude of colors will be accepted. A variety of interpretations can be submitted (representative, abstract, conceptional). All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, 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. 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. 

Deadline: April 16, 2020
For more information and entry details, click here. Email:

'Yellow' Call for Entry, Online Art Show

"Honest" (acrylic on canvas) by Hill Ggin

"Yellow" Call for Entry - Online Art Show

Colors of Humanity Art Gallery announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, May 1-31, 2020. Cash prizes will be given. Juror: Janelle Cogan. Theme: 'Yellow' is often associated with happiness, spontaneity, amusement, gentleness, but also with envy, jealousy, and cowardice. In Iran it has connotations of sickness, but also wisdom. Yellow symbolizes many things and has different meanings in different cultures. The gallery would like to see your interpretation of this color. They will be donating 10% of all entry fees to Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. All artists 18 and over may enter 2D works in all types of media. $20 for 1 or 2 pieces (You may enter more than once). Deadline: April 15, 2020.

Eligibility: All artists 18 and over may enter.
Media: 2D works in all types of media
Judging Criteria: Originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium
Juror: Janelle Cogan

"Yellow 2020" Prospectus and Entry: Apply here. Email:

Colors of Humanity Gallery is located at 199 Leader Road in Everett, PA 15537

The Magnificent Sculptures Of Ágnes Nagy Combine Reality, Imagination, Nature & Mysticism

Hungarian Sculptor Ágnes Nagy has been developing her career as a sculptor since childhood. Her large statues of animals embody specific spiritual, ideological and moral meaning. At a very young age Ágnes Nagy attended the Medgyessy Ferenc sculpting workshop led by the sculptor Gábor Szabó in Pestújhely, one of the northern suburbs of Budapest. And later graduated from the Secondary School of Fine and Applied Arts of Budapest, known as “Kisképző” in 1994. Her large statues of animals in glazed fireclay, brass, bronze, and steel mixed media embody specific spiritual, ideological and moral meaning.

‘ELEPHANT’, Glazed fireclay, 100 x 60 x 60 cm, 2010 In the Private Collection of the European scupture garden in Balatonalmádi, Hungary Exhibited at Gallery Virág Judit in 2011, the City Zoo Budapest, Hungary in 2011, and the Natural Science Museum Budapest, Hungary in 2012

“The framework of my life is made through my sculpting, and it is able to hold me on the ground as much as it is able to take me away from reality both in years with difficulties and trials and the happy and successful periods of time,” said Nagy of her work. As far as her subject matter is concerned, “I didn’t choose animals, they were the ones who found me and refuse to let me go for now,” explained the artist.

‘RHINO’, Glazed fireclay, 80 x 40 x 45 cm, 2007Private Collection. Exhibited at Virág Judit Gallery 2011, Budapest City Zoo 2011, the Natural Science Museum 2012, Villa Vaszary Balatonfüred 2018, Falk Art Forum 2018

Ágnes Nagy’s work was recently exhibited at Art Palm Beach from January 31 – February 03, 2020 with Erdész Gallery & Design. “The expressiveness of Nagy’s artistic credo is embodied in bronze, glazed fireclay, stainless steel, and realistic animal portrayals. Every sculpture by Ágnes can be given a specific spiritual, ideological and moral meaning—that may be reformulated by the viewer in several ways,” said Adam Erdesz of Erdész Gallery.

Art Palm Beach 2020, Booth 536, Erdész Gallery & Design

“Art is a way of life in which the artist’s professional and personal life are not separated. It’s not a consciously made choice, so every artist takes the responsibility to do what they love most and are the best at, and through it all they can produce something for people to enjoy. Anyone who has ever visited an exhibition or has artwork in their home will know the power of art. It can impress people, fill them up with positive vibes, can contribute to the growth of their personality and sense of style, and their becoming something more. 

'Unicorn', Glazed Fireclay, etchingmixed media, 122 x 84 cm, 2019
By creating art, I can connect to people on an entirely different level, I can reach emotional strings vibrating deep inside, which is only possible through art.” This internationally collected sculptor plans to hold more exhibitions in the United States, "visual arts are about designing objects and figurative and non-figurative shapes, and I am fundamentally interested in creating artworks that can be displayed in indoor spaces, a piece of art that people can live with. This is a tiny market in Hungary, collectors and artists know each other by name. The segment of the customers who purchase contemporary sculptures is even smaller. It is necessary to extend this market to international customers.”

‘JUMPING JAGUAR’, Bronze, 40 x 8 x 17 cm, 2009. Art Palm Beach 2020, Booth 536, Erdész Gallery & Design

To learn more about this fascinating artist, for sales, commissions, general inquires or future show information, email and visit

On the Surface: A National Juried Exhibition

On the Surface: A National Juried Exhibition

Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, MA announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, June 18 - July 16, 2020. Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded. Juror: Neal Walsh, Gallery Director at AS220 in Providence. Visual art, open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations of On the Surface. Up to two pieces, $18 for members & $25 for non-members. Deadline: April 14, 2020. 

Apply here.
Call: (508)222-2644

Parcel J. Park in Orange County, Florida Public Art Opportunity

Orange County, Florida Public Art Opportunity
$33,500 available for Public Art Project
Exterior Art for new park
Project: Parcel J Park
12901 Moss Park RD
Orlando, FL 32832

APPLY here

Contact Email:
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: International
State: Florida
Event Dates: 1/1/19 - 1/1/19
Entry Deadline: 4/24/20
Project Description
The Orange County Public Art Review Board seeks one or more artist(s) or artists’ team(s) to develop artwork for a new public park that will be easy to maintain and durable. The art and materials used need to be very low maintenance, and able to withstand the elements. The park will be unmanned. The park and artwork will not be lit at night. No electricity is available to the artwork. 
Possibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Functional Art (kid friendly)
  • Free-standing sculpture
  • Park Benches
  • Bike Racks
  • Fencing
  • Art and images embedded in sidewalks
  • Mosaic walkway
  • Mosaic on concessions building
  • Kinetic sculpture
  • Signage

Orange County, Florida is a rapidly growing metropolitan area of over one million residents containing the City of Orlando and a dozen other municipalities. 
This will be a new park in the growing suburbs on former Florida scrub land where Sandhill Cranes once were a common sight, and it will provide the County with several lit fields for sports like soccer, lacrosse, etc. There will also be an inclusive playground where children with disabilities can play alongside typically-abled children. This will be a playground where all children will feel at home.
With over 75 million visitors to the community each year, the area is becoming a cultural capital in ways that go far beyond the theme parks that have brought tens of thousands of skilled artists and creative thinkers to consider Central Florida their home. A minority majority community with over 160 languages spoken in the public schools. A recent study indicates that by 2030 Orlando may be the most diverse major metro area in the world. The county values innovation, collaboration and inclusion. This project provides the opportunity to offer art as part of the recreational experiences in this new neighborhood.
The future Parcel "J" park site is on located in East Orange County northwest of the entrance to Moss Park. It is located on the northwest side and behind Fire Station #77.  Construction will begin in spring 2020, with the opening scheduled by spring 2021. Artist coordination with developer is required. 
The entrance to the park will be shared with a yet to be constructed elementary school.
The site is approximately 16 acres in size and will include:
  • 100% fenced inclusive playground
  • Three lighted multi-purpose fields for soccer, football and lacrosse games
  • Concessions building 
  • Three very large majestic oak trees
  • Parking and side walks
Images of site plans, the current site, and majestic oak trees. For images of identical concession building, as well as a list of local flora contact
$33,500 has been approved for artwork for the park. The selected artist(s) or team(s) will be awarded a comprehensive contract (or contracts), that will cover artwork design, fabrication, materials, installation, insurance, travel, public presentations, meetings with Orange County staff as necessary, identification plaque, and all related incidental expenses.
This opportunity is open to professional artists working in any appropriate media. Student artists may apply if they can secure an experienced public artist to serve as a mentor to oversee their work.
Selection Process
A selection panel consisting of the project manager, arts professionals, landscape architect and program administrators for the facility and the park system, will review artists’ qualifications. Several artists will be selected to provide proposals and will be paid a stipend of $500 each for their proposal. Final artist(s) selection will take place after review of the proposals. The Arts & Cultural Affairs Director serves as the non-voting Chair of the Selection panel.
The Public Artist Selection Panel and Orange County reserve the right to reject any or all applications, proposals, applicants or projects, and to modify or terminate the application process or the selection process for any reason and without prior notice.
Selection Criteria
Artists will be evaluated on artistic excellence as evidenced by submitted materials; professional experience; compatibility with the architectural design, park environment and values of the county and this particular park.
Submittal Requirements
Experience with public art projects with a similar budget is not required but helpful.
Professional resume (teams must submit resumes for each member).
Letter of interest, outlining interest in the project and a preliminary statement of approach.
A minimum of one (1) image is required, and the maximum is 12. Images of finished works or conceptual drawings can be submitted. Provide additional information to assure the Selection Panel of ability to realize a public art project and that it will be completed and installed as designed.
  • Submittals due:  Friday, April 24, 2020
  • Panel review:  Tuesday, April 28, 2020
  • Selected finalists notified:  Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • Final Proposals Due:  Thursday, June 11, 2020
  • Artwork installation:  Fall / Winter 2020

For further information, contact Mr. Terry Olson, Director, Arts & Cultural Affairs., 407-836-5540.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Robert Fontaine Gallery presents New Works: The Colors of Spring

TELEPHONE:  +1.305.397.8530

Jonas Wood - Untitled (Orchid 1 & 2)
Jonas Wood
Untitled (Orchid 1 & 2)
Color Silkscreen
Edition of 50
Signed and Numbered
14.75 x 12 inches (each print)


Join Gross Smiley - Suburban Summer
Join Gross Smiley
Suburban Summer
Oil on canvas
Inscribed, titled, and dated
28 x 22 inches


Ellsworth Kelly - Yellow with Dark Blue
Ellsworth Kelly
Yellow with Dark Blue
Original lithograph in color on BFK RIVES paper
Edition of 75
Signed lower right in pencil
35.63 x 23.63 inches


Vickie Vainionpaa - Study (7) for Soft Body Dynamics
Vickie Vainionpaa
Study (7) for Soft Body Dynamics
Oil on linen
Signed on the Verso
18 x 14 inches


Robert Rauschenberg - Publicon Station VI
Robert Rauschenberg
Publicon Station VI
Mixed Media- Wood, acrylic, lacquer, collaged silk, cotton fabric, bottle caps
Edition of 30
Signed and Numbered
24 x 36 x 12 inches


David Hockney - Henry Geldzahler
David Hockney
Henry Geldzahler
Wax crayon, Mixed media and color pencil on paper
a unique, double sided drawing
12.5 x 10 inches
*Price Upon Request


Anthony Lister - Stone and Kisses
Anthony Lister
Stone and Kisses
Acrylic and mixed media on Canvas
Signed on reverse
42 x 34 inches


Ellsworth Kelly - Yellow over Yellow
Ellsworth Kelly
Yellow over Yellow
Original lithograph in color on BFK RIVES paper
Edition of 75
Signed lower right in pencil
35.63 x 23.63 inches


Celia Hempton - Casper
Celia Hempton
Oil on Canvas
12 x 14 inches
*Price upon request


Eric Fischl - Untitled
Eric Fischl
Oil on paper
Signed and Dated
11 x 8.5 inches


Wolf Kahn - Moody American Landscape
Wolf Kahn
Moody American Landscape
Pastel on paper
Signed "W Kahn" on front and titled and dated on an unattributed label affixed to the frame backing
11.75 x 17.5 inches



Robert Fontaine Gallery is actively seeking to purchase or receive on consignment Secondary Market Fine Art works of all media. We are pleased to offer appraisals at no charge for those collectors who are considering selling their art works with our gallery.

Location:  1035 Washington Avenue Miami Beach FL 33139
Gallery Hours:  11:30am — 6:00pm | Daily

The Ellies: Miami’s Visual Arts Awards

The Ellie Awards Call for Entries

The Ellies celebrate the individual artists who are the backbone of Miami’s visual arts community. Artists have helped Miami become one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the United States. For longtime residents and first-time visitors alike, the visual arts are a central part of the Miami experience. Oolite Arts hopes this grant program, which is offering up to $500,000 this year, will be a game changer both for Miami's visual artists and our city, by providing working artists with the resources they need to do their best work.

The Ellies are offered in three categories to support Miami-Dade working and emerging artists, art educators, and established, professionally accomplished artists.

Applications open April 22, 2020. See link for awards categories, application rules and details:

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University seeks entries for the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize

Before WWII, every Ryukyu family home held an ancestral altar called a Butsudan. The Butsudan is the satellite and transmitter for prayers to the ancestors. Gelatin silver print by Chinen Aimi, winner of the 2019 Lange-Taylor Prize.

Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize

The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University seeks entries for the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize. The winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies' digital publications, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University, in Durham, NC. Open to documentary artists of any age and nationality. The Lange-Taylor Prize is intended to support artists, working alone or in teams, who are engaged in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that fully exploit the relationship of words and images in the powerful, persuasive representation of a subject. The prize is not awarded for completed projects or to support the production of a book, exhibit, website, or other outcomes. $60 entry fee. Deadline: May 15, 2020.
SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2020 LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE will be accepted through May 15, 2020. See How to Enter and FAQs.
First announced in 1990, the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. In 1941 Lange and Taylor published An American Exodus, a book that renders human experience eloquently in text and images and remains a seminal work in documentary studies.
Like Lange and Taylor, and all serious documentarians, the competitive applicants to this prize have a point of view derived from an in-depth understanding of place, history, and the current situation, in concert with a personal relationship to the proposed work. Ultimately, their commitment is to use documentary expression to motivate the thinking and reflection of others. 
In 2011, in recognition of the changing environment in which documentary artists conduct their work, the prize guidelines were reframed to allow single artists to apply. In part, this new approach to the prize was inspired by the Center for Documentary Studies’ commitment to the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University, which brings together two forms of artistic activity—the documentary approach and experimental production in analog, digital, and computational media.
The Lange-Taylor Prize is intended to support artists, working alone or in teams, who are engaged in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that fully exploit the relationship of words and images in the powerful, persuasive representation of a subject. The prize is not awarded for completed projects or to support the production of a book, exhibit, website, or other outcomes.
The winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies’ digital publications, and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University.
Chinen Aimi is the 2019 winner of the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize.
Honorable Mentions Awarded to Christopher Kojzar and Lucas Olivet and Lauren Haddad-Olivet