Saturday, May 30, 2020

Fabien Castanier Gallery Announces New RERO Limited Edition Giclée Available Now

Untitled (PLEASE REMOVE YOUR EGO HERE...)
Limited edition giclée from RERO

Edition of 50 + 10 AP
31.5 x 24 in. (80x60cm) on 300g cotton fine art paper
Stamped and numbered with hand-signed certificate of authenticity

Available now exclusively through the Castanier Gallery Store
250 USD + global shipping
(Limited prints per customer)
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Artist Statement
The virtual should not exempt us from staying real, and to try to get closer to this state, we must be able to put our ego aside. However, it is particularly difficult for an artist to do this... This ego sometimes allows us to surpass ourselves on an ad hoc basis, but in the long term often condemns us to an illusion of well being, even if we turn into a copy of ourselves.

What is it to be true in an era where everything is virtual or even "false"? Guy Debord spoke of the entertainment society, where spectators are in a movie theater wearing 3D glasses in front of a big cinema screen. Has life become a film in which we play our own role? Has reality gone beyond fiction? Wouldn't the copy be more original than the real one?

The artist introduces a new technique in his work, that of the anaglyph*, in order to question this border between the real and the virtual - untie the true from the false - but also the ego, his self-esteem, in front of others. The artist also introduces in his work, through this discourse on ego, the notion of otherness.

*Anaglyph 3D is the stereoscopic 3D effect achieved by means of encoding each eye's image using filters of different (usually chromatically opposite) colors, typically red and cyan. Anaglyph 3D images contain two differently filtered colored images, one for each eye.
The work of RERO (b. 1983), while instantly recognizable from his distinctive visual style, contains within it an inherent fluidity as he explores myriad social concepts, from technology and consumerism to language and obsolescence. He continually stretches the boundaries of his artistic mediums, often choosing to forego traditional surfaces on which to plant his minimalist statements. RERO's text, always in the same Verdana font and stripped of any flourish beyond a bold strike-through line, become embedded within the medium, acting as a literal and material addition while simultaneously a marker for deconstruction.
At the very core of his work are these concepts – the confrontation, the aesthetics of destruction and the idea of appropriation. His pieces began as site specific urban "interventions," text placed on dilapidated and abandoned buildings. Translated from the exterior to the interior, RERO's most ambitious pieces are large-scale installations that make use of the art gallery or museum venue to explore notions of context and perceptions of space.
RERO studied graphic design at the London College of Communication. His works have been shown in numerous public and private spaces, including Pompidou Center, Musée en Herbe and Musée de la Poste, Confluences in Paris and Antje Øklesund in Berlin. More recently, his work has been exhibited throughout France, the United States, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
Top: RERO, Salton Sea (CA) 2013 \ Bottom: Photo by Birdman, Fabien Castanier Gallery, Los Angeles 2012
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

International Call for Artists: "Black and White" Online Art Show

"Magwa" (charcoal) by Hailey Henrikson

"Black and White" Call for Entry - Online Art Show

Colors of Humanity Art Gallery announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, July 1-31, 2020. Cash Awards. Juror: Janelle Cogan. Theme: "Black and White." Sometimes a monochrome pallet can say more than a full spectrum of color and creates a striking contrast. "We would like to see your work that is composed of black, white, and shades in between. We will be donating 10% of all entry fees to Heart to Heart International. HHI strengthens communities through improving health access and providing humanitarian development worldwide." 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: June 15, 2020.

Call for Artists: "Abstract" International Call


"Abstract" International Call

ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal seeks entries for an online art exhibition, August 1, 2020 to August 1, 2022. Theme: Abstractions are all around us. Ideas can be abstract; existing as an idea, feeling or quality but not having a tangible existence. Some conversations can be abstract, vague and theoretical and not based on particular examples or facts. And of course, there is abstract art which evokes feelings without trying to realistically represent the appearance of people or things. Abstract art, like poetry, offers a fragment of a mysteriously familiar narrative without directly revealing it in a realistic way. Reveal your most Abstract thoughts. Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, photos of performance art, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Entry fee: $15+. Deadline: June 30, 2020. 
Apply Here

International Call for Artists: Visions 2D-3D



Visions 2D-3D

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael, California seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, July 14 - August 2, 2020. Cash Awards. Jurors: Steve Abbott, Samuel Basset. Open to all photography and sculpture. Entry Fee: (non-refundable) SFAC members $15 each or 3 for $40; Non-Members: $20 per work or 3 for $50. Deadline: June 15, 2020


National Call for Artists: Figure That! 3rd Annual Figurative Exhibit


Figure That! 3rd Annual Figurative Exhibit

3 Square Art Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, July 24 - August 21, 2020. Featuring $525 in Awards. Juror: Ricki Klages, Head of the Department of Art and Professor at the University of Wyoming. "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... Open to any artist submitting original works of art created within the past 3 years (since 2017). Entries must be original work, independently created, composed and executed. No copies from other artists' works or paintings from other artists' photographs or from published material. Source material must be original. Artwork previously exhibited at 3 Square Art Gallery is not eligible." $39 for 1-3 images, $6 for additional work (up to 5). Deadline: June 15, 2020

Call: (970)373-5880

Monday, May 25, 2020

Port Saint Lucie “Dog Artist” Skip Hartzell Creates Art Inspired By Man’s Best Friend

South Florida artist Skip 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. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life.

'Wall Dog #2', Papercrete and Resin, 8 x 10 Inches

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. “When you walk into Skip Hartzell’s studio you are greeted by hundreds of dogs in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. There are dogs on the wall that create an intriguing color field installation. There are medium size dogs standing or sitting and hanging all over the place. And his large dogs just ask to be hugged,” said Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report.

'Dogs of the Apocalypse', Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48 Inches

“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.” 


Happy Skip Hartzell Collectors, Art Palm Beach

He 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.

Skip Hartzell with two of his wall sculptures

“If you love dogs, you are going to love Skip Hartzell’s soulful pieces. His work is representative of caricature features of dogs,” said J. Marshall Adams, the executive director of the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce.

'White Dog Stands Alone', Flashe and Pastel on Paper, 40 x 72 Inches

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

Skip Hartzell in his art studio

Hartzell 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 more information about this fascinating artist, for sales, commissions, or general inquiries, email: skipperhartzell@yahoo.com and visit www.skiphartzell.com

International Call for Artists: Picturing Home, DCP's Online Juried Exhibition


Picturing Home: DCP's Online Juried Exhibition

Dallas Center For Photography (DCP) invites you to enter this juried competition with photographs that illustrate how your home experience is evolving as we adapt and change during this unique time in history. Everyone, both amateur and professional, is eligible to participate. "We especially encourage students under 18 years old to enter our Youth Category." Selections will be featured in a virtual exhibition and in a book available for purchase. Awards for Youth, First place: $175, Second place: $100, Third place: $50. Adult First place: $250, Second place: $125, Third place: $75. "Our judge, Nancy Borowick, will be looking for images that resonate with our current experience, but the photographs could be from any point in time. There are no restrictions on the type of camera or process used. Images must be original. Each applicant may submit up to 10 images. $35 for 1-3 images. Up to 7 add'l images for $5 each. Discounts on entry fees for DCP members and students under 18 years old." Deadline: June 21, 2020

International Call for Artists: 'A Light in the Darkness' Online Exhibition


A Light in the Darkness: Online Exhibition

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, Now until December 2020. "The world has been rocked with the new Covid-19 virus. Many people are scared, concerned and uncertain. Businesses and Galleries are closing. At Las Laguna Gallery we still have faith in the human spirit and we know how art can help people heal. It is because of this that we have decided to do our first Online Exhibition and now is your opportunity to shed some of that beautiful light into the darkness. This is an Open Theme show and works can be reflective of your current feelings or situation or can be designed to inspire or uplift or can be a snap-shot into your current practice. All artists will have their works shown on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and sent to our client list." $12 for 3 images. Deadline: October 31, 2020. 

Email: laslagunagallery@gmail.com or Call: (949)505-0950

National Call for Artists: The RAA&M National 2020 Art Show


The RAA&M National 2020 Art Show

Rockport Art Association & Museum announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, December 5-31, 2020 at the Rockport Art Association & Museum in Rockport, Massachusetts. Over $5,000 in Prizes! Jurors: Cindy House for the category of Traditional Art, and Professor Bruce Herman, Gordon College, in the category of Contemporary Art. Submissions are limited to 3 artworks per artist in the following media: drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, painting, digital art and sculpture. Maximum size is 40 x 60 inches including the frame. All works on paper must be matted, framed and covered with glass or Plexiglas. Frames must be in good condition. Entries must be dry, properly prepared for exhibition and properly wired for hanging. The wire and eye screws must not show when the artwork is hung. Entries must be original. $35 for RAA&M members and $45 for non-members. Deadline: October 1, 2020.

Email: raamnational@gmail.com or Call: (978)546-6604

National Call for Artists: Raise Your Voice - National Juried Exhibit


Tubac Center of the Arts in Tubac, AZ seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, October 2 - November 15, 2020. $1,800 in Awards. Juror: Barbara Rogers. "Raise Your Voice" celebrates the one hundred year anniversary of the 19th amendment and women's right to vote. The goal of the exhibition is to use history as well as current issues related to women's rights through contemporary artwork to inspire viewers to think critically about the right to vote and to encourage participation in our democracy. All media is accepted. Artists are urged to enter work that is innovative in concept and approach, whether representational or abstract. Work must have been completed within the last 24 months. Work that has been previously displayed at TCA is not eligible. All work must be the original creation of the artist and must be for sale. Tubac Center of the Arts receives a 40% commission on sold artwork. Entry fee: $35 - $45. Deadline: August 10, 2020. 

Email: exhibitions@tubacarts.org or Call: (520)398-2371

International Call for Artists: American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries


American Art Awards Scored By America's 25 Best Galleries

American Art Awards announces a call to artists for an online art competition. $7,000 in prizes, plus 100+ articles naming our 300 winners as "Best In World" in their categories. Juried by America's 25 Best Galleries & Museums. 50 categories / paint / graphite / digital / photography / sculpture. Artists in all countries welcome. $25 entry fee. Deadline: July 30, 2020. 

More info. / Apply Here
Email: amerartawards@aol.com or Call: (909)436-9242.

National Call for Artists: Art for Animals 2020

'Another Life' by Zhanna Kanevskaya, Art for Animals 2019 "Best In Show"

Art for Animals 2020

The National Anti-Vivisection Society seeks entries for the annual Art for Animals art contest. Cash prizes: First, Second and Third place, one Youth (age 12 and under), one Best in Show. An opportunity for artists of all skills and ages to create images that inspire others to extend compassion, respect and justice to all animals. We are looking for fresh perspectives to illustrate NAVS' mission of ending the exploitation of animals used in science. Art for Animals provides an opportunity to get creative and give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Submissions may be digitally-created artwork or digital reproductions of original paintings, illustrations or photographs. No entry fee. Deadline: July 31, 2020

Email: art@navs.org or Call: (312)427-6065

Call for Artists: The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) “Wave To The Past” Mural on Washington Avenue

“Wave To The Past” Art Call for a Mural on Washington Avenue. Deadline: Open


Mural Rules and Regulations

Overview

This is a search for an artist. The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is hoping to add a little color to Washington Avenue. The BID is sponsoring a (1) "Our New Heroes", (2) “Wave To The Past” art mural for an empty building at 1543 Washington Avenue. The first mural should illustrate appreciation to the heroes of COVID-19 and the other Murals to the historic entertainers who enhanced Miami Beach such as Muhammad Ali, Jackie Gleason, Prince, Versace .....

"Local artists will receive priority however, we invite artists from around the world to apply. Three (3) artists will be selected to create 3 different images for the next year (1 per quarter) . The artist will have 30 days to create art on the building."

Registration

The Mural is open to all Floridians, 18 years old and above. Participant may enter the contest solo or may form a team of 2 to 3 members only.

Timeline

The Executive Board of the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District will narrow down the selections, and have the final say on the winning artwork. The deadline OPEN.

Specifications of the Mural

The mural should concentrate on 3D interactive paintings, the murals should have 3D elements on their design.

Wall Size: (see picture above); participant should be able to use the whole space provided.

Medium: Acrylic Latex paint

Originality: The artwork must be an original work. It should be wholly conceptualized and executed by the participant.


Obscene and offensive entries will be rejected outright.

Eligibility

SUBMISSION OF DESIGNS

All participants must submit the following requirements via email.

i. Designs must be submitted in jpeg file.          

ii. Designs must be at 300 dpi resolution


Submission Guidelines

a. The required file documents and the mural design  must be submitted to Wave@WashAveMB.com.


Email subject:          

i. For solo participants:                  

[MURAL ENTRY] Last Name, First Name                  

Example: [MURAL ENTRY] Luna, Juan          


ii. For team participants:
                 
[MURAL ENTRY] Team Name                  

Example: [MURAL ENTRY] Team


Deadline of submission Open.

Please include 3 images of your art work.


V. SELECTION AS A FINALIST

All submitted designs will undergo preliminary screening. Designs will be screened by Washington Avenue BID and Executive Board.

A Washington Avenue Business Improvement District employee will get in touch with the participants within 15 days via phone call and email if he/she/they advance/s to the actual mural contest. A list of the finalists will be posted in the on Washington Avenue Website between now and determination date.

Artwork can be made by posting artwork to the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District’s website (Washavemb/mural.com), or by emailing: Wave@washavemb.com.

Publicity

By entering you are giving the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District, and their affiliates explicit rights to use your photo, an image of your art for publicity purposes, including but not limited to press, social media, digital activation and promotional activation.

Compensation

Artist compensation $2,500.
All essential material will be paid by the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Artist Skip Hartzell: Dog's Best Friend

For Skip Hartzell, known locally as “the dog artist,” inspiration comes in the form of a morning walk—accompanied by a furry friend. The act of making art is one of benevolence for Hartzell, and also his dog art sells. 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.
 
Happy Skip Hartzell collectors


The artist 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. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life.
 
Hartzell with two Wall Dog sculptures


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 Hartzell collector, Curator Dr. Milagros Bello of Curator Voice Art Projects (CVAP)


“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.” He 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.
 
‘Golden’, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 60 Inches


The artist has held numerous solo exhibitions at notable art galleries and prestigious art fairs such as Art Palm Beach, A.E. Backus Museum, ArtHouse 429, Paul Fisher Gallery, Aqua Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach and many more. For sales, commissions, general inquiries or future show information, email: skipperhartzell@yahoo.com / visit www.skiphartzell.com

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Call for Artists: ArtServe announces The Salon 'Explorations of Change'


The Salon: Explorations of Change

In ArtServe’s 31st year, they’re turning the creative space over to their local artists and waiving exhibition fees for ArtServe members. "As we are living, breathing testaments of change and awakening, we invite South Florida artists and ArtServe members to explore the concept of Change, Transformation, and Growth."

This multidisciplinary exhibition will be juried by ArtServe’s curator Sophie Bonet in collaboration with founders of ArtHive Magazine, Angela Yungk and Jessie Prugh, and will celebrate both established and emerging artists working in a single show, highlighting ArtServe's
 commitment to advancing the arts for social good.

Artists of all disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to exhibit. Apply Here. Deadline: Friday, July 17, 2020.

The exhibition will run from Friday, August 7th through Friday, August 28th.

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8th

Rules & Guidelines

  • The Application Fee is $20 and FREE for ArtServe Members
  • Artists can submit multiple entries to this Open Call. Submission is limited to 10 pieces per artist.
  • Artwork must be original and created during the past 12 months.
  • 2d Artwork must be ready to install, wired and suitable for hanging.
  • Submission must be accompanied by 1 paragraph minimum statement about your piece(s) or proposed performance/installation.
  • 2d works should not exceed 60” wide. If you wish to submit a larger format please contact ArtServe curatorial committee for approval at sophieb@artserve.org.
  • Submissions must include title, dimensions, medium, description and the total value of the work (including 25% gallery fee) for each piece that is being submitted.
  • Performers: please submit your video links and required information via email to sophieb@artserve.org

Dates & Deadlines

  • Exhibition Dates: August 7th – August 28th, 2020
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, July 17th
  • Notice of Acceptance: Monday, July 20th
  • Intake: Thursday, July 30th – Saturday, August 1st.
  • Reception: Saturday, August 8th 6pm – 9pm (pending confirmation)
  • Outtake: Sunday, August 30th – Monday, August 31st.

Additional Information
Gallery commission is 25% of the selling price.

Submission
Please submit works through our partners at Artrepreneur by clicking the appropriate button below. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please email ArtServe Curator Sophie Bonet at sophieb@artserve.org. Apply Here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Call for Artists: South Side Cultural Arts Center’s “A Call for Healing Through Art!”

South Side Cultural Arts Center’s “A Call for Healing Through Art!” 

  

























"We are all affected by COVID-19 and are sharing similar experiences, feelings, and emotions. The City of Fort Lauderdale’s South Side Cultural Arts Center encourages everyone to inspire each other through artistic creations and heal together through art. The center is currently accepting artwork for an online exhibit called 'Healing Through Art'. Submissions may be made in various forms including visual arts, photography, poetry, and more. All entries will be posted on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s website. This exhibit will be open until further notice. All submissions must be family-friendly. Please email your submission southside@fortlauderdale.gov in .jpg or .pdf file format only. For more information please call 954-828-6250 or email southside@fortlauderdale.gov.

Call for Artists: VOX Miami at South Miami Metrorail Station


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program and Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works with partners The TREO Group and architects Perkins + Will request qualifications from professional artists and/or artist teams to commission artworks for the façade of the garage in conjunction with the VOX Miami development at the South Miami Metrorail Station. The selected artist(s) will design unique artwork(s) that will contribute to the identity of this facility and engage employees, visitors and passers-by in unexpected and delightful ways. Located on 5949 Sunset Drive, next to the South Miami Metrorail Station. Artists must submit 10 images of their work, a brief statement, and a resume. 

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS DEADLINE: Monday, May 25, 2020 / 11:59PM 

BUDGET: $360,000

ELIGIBILITY: Open to professional visual artists based in South Florida

The project will progress in two phases, phase I being the expansion of the already-existing garage that is on the west side of the building. Vox Miami Phase II is building the east facade, which is set to face the US1 and the South Miami Metrorail Station. The project is expected to be completed this summer, as the project began towards the end of April.

Any qualifications submitted will be reviewed by Art in Public Places Professional Advisory Committee (PAC), which is a group of art professionals appointed by the Art in Public Places Trust. PAC will then make a shortlist of artists that will be paid an allowance in exchange for developing specific proposals.

Selected artists will access the architectural plans, participate in an artist orientation and a site visit to meet the stakeholders and develop the proposals. Then, a three-member PAC group will review the artist proposals and make a recommendation to the Art in Public Places Trust to create public art commissions. 


Candidates wishing to apply for the VOX Miami project can submit here.

Call for Artists: WLRN Stories

WLRN Stories 

Call to Artists

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WLRN’s new series called 'Intermission' is covering how the arts in South Florida are trying to stay healthy throughout the crisis.

"If you’re an independent artist or arts organization who’s exploring new ways to do this, we would love to hear from you."

To share your story, email: talktous@wlrnnews.org with the word 'Intermission' in the subject line. Or you can call (305) 376-3777. A producer or reporter may be in touch to follow up.

Call for Artists: The Murals at Equality Park

The Murals at Equality Park Call to Artists

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Open Call: The Murals at Equality Park

This endeavor represents a big, bold, creative arts project. "We envision 2,900 square feet of new, creative public art-bold, emotive murals in the heart of Broward County."

The mural designs will be printed directly onto Dibbon metallic panels and attached to the exteriors of 1,535 square feet of The Residences at Equality Park and 1,245 square feet of The Pride Center’s existing Schubert Building.

The murals will be highly visible from Dixie Highway. Nine other organizations are headquartered on the Equality Park campus with between 1,000 and 2,000 people utilize services on the campus daily.

CLICK HERE to submit your artwork for the Equality Park mural project.