Saturday, December 19, 2020

National Call for Artists: PhotoSpiva 2021


PhotoSpiva 2021

The Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, March 20 - May 15, 2021. 1st Place: $1,000, 2nd Place: $750, 3rd Place: $500, Merit Award (3): $150, Honorable Mention (3): $100. Juror: Adam Finkelston. PhotoSpiva is open to any amateur or professional photographer in the United States or its territories. Submitted images must be the photographer's own work, and it is the sole responsibility of the photographer to obtain written releases from any recognizable person(s) depicted. Two-dimensional work derived from any photographic process - traditional, digital, or photo-based mixed media - is eligible as long as the work is original and has never been exhibited at Spiva Center for the Arts. Three-dimensional work is not eligible. $40 for 5 images. Deadline: January 1, 2021

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Call: (417)623-0183

City of Fort Lauderdale Offering Artist Rental Space


Studio 701

South Side Cultural Arts Center, will now be offering affordable rental spaces, Studio 701.

Studio 701 gives instructors the opportunity to rent space at an affordable cost and the flexibility to market and take payment from their participants using their preferred method. For more information, click here. Deadline: April 30, 2021.

Studio 701

South Side Cultural Arts Center
701 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Saturday, December 5, 2020

South Arts South Prize Fellowship


Open to visual artists in South Arts’ nine-state region, nine artists will receive a total of $80,000 in awards and be displayed in a touring exhibition.

About the program: The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. The program is open to individual artists living in the South Arts region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. South Arts is committed to practices and funding that create greater cultural equity, represent the diversity of our region, are inclusive of diverse voices and artistic expression, and are accessible to everyone. The group of nine State Fellows will be selected through a two-tiered selection process by a national jury. A second national jury will select the Southern Prize Winner and Finalist. Jurors will make their selections based on artistic excellence that reflects and represents the diversity of the region. This program is open only to visual artists and will expand to other disciplines in the future. The application deadline is January 11, 2021.


South Arts State Fellowships: $5,000

The South Arts State Fellowship is a state-specific prize awarded to the artists whose work reflects the best of the visual arts in the South. A national jury will select one winner per eligible state, for a group of nine State Fellows, based on artistic excellence that reflects and represents the diversity of the region. Each of the nine State Fellowship winners will be awarded a $5,000 South Arts State Fellowship and will compete for one of the two South Arts Prizes. State Fellowship recipients will be required to attend the awards ceremony in or around May 2021.

South Arts Southern Prize: $25,000 and $10,000

The nine State Fellowship recipients will compete for the South Arts Southern Prize. The $25,000 Southern Prize will be awarded to the artist whose work exhibits the highest artistic excellence, and one finalist will be awarded a $10,000 Prize, also based on artistic excellence. Both Southern Prize recipients will also receive a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences. A separate national jury will convene to evaluate the body of work represented by the nine State Fellowship recipients and select the Prize winner and Finalist. Winners of the South Arts Prize will be announced at the awards ceremony.

An exhibition of works by the State Fellowship winners may, depending on the health-safety environment, open at/after the Southern Prize ceremony in May 2021.

Important Dates and Deadlines: 

Application Opens: November 12, 2020

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, January 11, 2021

State Fellowship Notifications: Late March, 2021

Southern Prize Announcement: Early May, 2021

Touring Exhibition Opening, Dates, and Locations: An exhibit of the State Fellowship recipients’ work may, depending on the health-safety environment, be held and/or tour the region at a date TBD through the remainder of 2021.

Eligibility Notes:

The following is a top-level list of the main eligibility requirements necessary to be considered for the Southern Prize and State Fellowships. Please refer to the full list of eligibility requirements in the program’s Guidelines.

An individual artist, or collaborative team of no more than two artists, working in one of the following categories:

  • Crafts
  • Drawing
  • Experimental
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Mixed Media
  • Multidisciplinary

At least 18 years of age or older

Not a full-time high school or undergraduate student

A legal resident within South Arts’ nine-state service area for at least two years prior to their application

Maintain residency in their current state for the duration of their award year

Please note that film, video, and media artists are not eligible to apply at this time. However, work that incorporates elements of film, video, and other media—work that can be reasonably construed to belong to categories like Experimental, Mixed Media, and Multidisciplinary—may be eligible.


Friday, December 4, 2020

Artists AholSniffsGlue, Reyna Noriega & Vic Garcia Team Up With Buchanan’s Whisky & Buddy System MIA To Fight Food Insecurity During Miami Art Week

Right in time for Miami Art Week and ahead of the holiday season, Buchanan’s Whisky is teaming up with Buddy System MIA, the nonprofit behind Miami’s Community Fridges, and local artists to establish and stock 10 community fridges in Miami’s most food insecure communities with free, nourishing foods, providing more than 28,000 meals to local underserved communities through March 2021.


Community Fridge Designed By AholSniffsGlue

“1 in 6 South Florida residents are facing food insecurity,” says Kristin Guerin from Buddy System MIA. “Through Buchanan’s donation, we’ll be able to help improve food accessibility in food deserts, serve more than 125,000 meals per year, and ultimately reach our goal of implementing 10 fully stocked fridges by March to feed more than 9,000 South Floridians in need.”

Community Fridge Designed By Vic Garcia

As an ode to this year’s cancelled Miami Art Week, and to provide the amazing local artists who are inspiring and impacting their own communities a platform, the brand commissioned three of Miami’s most beloved artists Reyna NoriegaAholSniffsGlue, and Vic Garcia to leave their mark on the fridges. Through their designs, the artists will celebrate Miami’s vibrancy, bringing color to the neighborhoods and beautifying communities.

Community Fridge Designed By Reyna Noriega

The newest fridges can be found at the below locations in Wynwood, Coconut Grove and Homestead, and welcome anyone in need to take what they need at no cost. To learn about how you can support a local fridge, visit @MiamiCommunityFridges and @BuchanansWhisky on Instagram.

New Fridge Locations:

  • Designed by Reyna Noriega at Polished Coconut 
    • 3600 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL, 33133
  • Designed by AholSniffsGlue at The Spot, Wynwood
    • 3201 NW 7Ave Circle, Miami FL 33127 
  • Designed by Vic Garcia at Mr Tutis Fruties 
    • 139 N Redland Rd #11, Florida City, FL 33034