Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lillstreet Art Center Artist Residencies **UPDATED**

Deadline: June 1, 2012 May 1, 2012 (ONLINE)

Artist Residencies
Lillstreet Art Center

Chicago, Illinois
2012-2013 Season

Lillstreet Art Center offers Artist Residencies in all departments and encourages interdisciplinary work.

For the 2012-2013 year Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago is seeking a Textiles Artist in Residence.

The Artist-in-Residence Program will begin September 1st and end August 31st.

Residency includes:
• Workspace in one of the textiles classrooms
• 24-hour access to building
• Monthly stipend of $200
• Free classes in any department
• Opportunities to teach in Lillstreet’s programs after 3 months-(paid)
• Group exhibition with other department resident artists
• Opportunity to curate a textiles gallery show
• Opportunity to host artist lectures
• Access to all equipment and facilities
• Present artist lectures for the community

To be considered for the Lillstreet Artist-in-Residence Program, your application must be submitted online by May 1, 2012.

Applying to the Artist in Residence Program:

Applications for all departments for the 2012-2013 Artist-in-Residence program will only be accepted online. Register and upload your images at Slideroom.com. When applying, please submit the following information:

To apply submit the following:
• 10 images of work completed in the last 3 years
• Résumé/CV
• Artist Statement
• Personal statement (one page max) explaining what you hope to accomplish personally and bring to the Lillstreet community. Additionally address what skills and qualities make you a good fit for the Residency Program.
• Names and contacts of 3 references
• $15 application fee

For questions about submission information please contact Emily Schroeder at residency@lillstreet.com

If you would like to apply, please submit an on-line application at www.lillstreet.slideroom.com

Visit website for more information: www.lillstreet.com

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Keystone Art & Culture Center: Call for Exhibition Proposals


Call for Exhibition Proposals
Keystone Art & Culture Center

Lancaster, PA

Keystone Art & Culture Center is looking for artists to exhibit their work. KACC is a non-profit art educational center which houses a 1,800 sq. ft. gallery space adjacent to a 3000 sq. ft. art foundry. The exhibit space is 10 feet high with a 36 x 50 ft floor space with white walls and also exposed brick wall surfaces. Pedestals for sculpture are available. Shows run on a 1 to 3 month basis. The exhibit's opening event will occur on "4th Friday" and will be accompanied by our live bronze pour. KACC may also hold special events during your exhibit (in addition to the 4th Friday openings). Your exhibit could also be featured in citywide arts events publications.

Open to all artists with additional consideration for those in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic States working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art are eligible. Eligible artists are not necessarily guaranteed an exhibition date - Keystone Art & Culture reserves the right to decline any submission upon review.

Acceptable Submission Format: (truncated)
Originals are NOT accepted for submission review. Submission materials must be digital images at 300 DPI (1800x1800) in JPG or Tiff formats and provided on CD or DVD. Images should clearly represent the type of work proposed for exhibition in the gallery.

Any questions can be emailed to KACC's Executive Director, George Mummert georgemummert@hotmail.com

Visit website for full details an artist submission form: www.keystoneart.org

Keystone Art & Culture Center
420 Pearl Street
Lancaster PA 17603
phone: 717.870.4869
fax: 717.299.6180


Deadline: March 19, 2012 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

Through That Which Is Seen
Root Division

San Francisco, CA
June 6-23, 2012

Curated by: Alexis Arnold and Lauren Hartman

Root Division invites artists investigating the diorama through all genres, to submit work for an exhibition entitled Through That Which is Seen.

Through That Which is Seen will represent a range of interpretations of the diorama on all scales. We aim to exhibit pieces borrowing from museums’ use of the diorama as a means to inform and educate to works that turn the more conventional notion of diorama on its head. From natural history displays to shoebox book reports, the word diorama often conjures memories from childhood. However, dioramas can be found dotted throughout our daily lives. Think about storefront displays, televisions, and medicine cabinets, to name a few. Does a shower become a performative diorama when in use? Or a car? The co-curators are open to reviewing any and all iterations of possible interpretations of dioramas.

Fee: $10 check/money order or via PayPal

Complete details available on website: http://rootdivision.org/Call_Through_That_Which_Is_Seen.html

Please call 415.863.7668 or email events@rootdivision.org with any questions.

3175 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Root Division is an arts and arts education non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.

Maker Faire Bay Area 2012

Deadline: March 20, 2012 (ONLINE)

Call For Makers
Maker Faire Bay Area 2012

May 19 and 20, 2012

Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience. We encourage you to join the fun and enter a project to exhibit.

The first step to participating in Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups, such as hobbyist clubs and schools. Please provide a short description of what you make and what you would like to bring to Maker Faire, including links to photographs and/or videos of your project. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we're looking for:

Student Projects, Robotics, Music Performance and Participation, 3D Printers and CNC Mills, Textile Arts and Crafts, Home Energy Monitoring, Rockets and RC Toys, Sustainability, Green Tech, Radios/Vintage Computers and Game Systems, Electronics, Electric Vehicles, Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects, Food and Beverage Makers, Puppets, Kites, Bicycles, Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.), Unusual Tools or Machines, How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Maker Entry Categories

You can apply as:

Music Performer
Presenter (a scheduled 20 or 50 minute presentation)

Makers: Individuals, groups, schools and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works; interactive exhibits are encouraged. For Maker groups, please have one point person to coordinate your efforts. No fee to exhibit for non-commercial exhibits.

Commercial Makers : Individuals who would like to sell products along with demonstrating what they make at their Maker exhibit. Please submit a Maker application and indicate that you are a Commercial Maker. There is a fee of $325 for a standard set-up (fee due April 27th). Please note, companies or commercial entities do not qualify as Commercial Makers. If you are a company or commercial entity, we have great opportunities available—please see Sponsors.

Presentation: Individuals and groups who would like to talk about an idea or project of interest to the Maker community, OR makers who are interested in demonstrating what they make and how it works in a stage setting. Presentations are typically 20 or 50 minutes, with some time for Q&A. Select "Presenter" and submit a Presenter application.

Music Performer: Musicians and entertainers who would like to perform at Maker Faire. Fill out the Music Performer application.

Complete Call for Makers details: http://makerfaire.com/bayarea/2012/callformakers/

Application Form: http://makerfaire.com/bayarea/2012/entry/

Paul Robeson, Galleries: Call for Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: March 26, 2012 (POSTMARK)

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Paul Robeson, Galleries
Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey
January – March, 2013

There is no place like home

The home is not only the place where the heart is, but also a site for politics and the imagination. Everyday we hear incessant news about foreclosures, vacancies, homelessness, tumbling property values, and the subsequent disruptions in people’s lives, and communities. At the same time the media generates programs celebrating real estate shenanigans, and the most extreme of home renovations. This exhibition will include the work of contemporary artists who use the idea of ‘home’ as a source of inspiration. It may be that they look at the physical and psychological notions of home (or neighborhoods) or specific rooms within the home. Or ideas about US utopian suburbia or homes in other countries, dolls houses or haunted houses, and the where/what of the many places that various people call home.

Exhibition will be on display January – March, 2013

A proposal should consist of:

1. A resume with your name and contact details
2. An artist statement
3. An image list and
4. A CD with images in JPEG format, or photographs of your work.

Proposals must be postmarked no later than March 26, 2012.

Visit website for complete details: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/artgallery

Paul Robeson Galleries
Rutgers University
350 Dr Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Newark, New Jersey 07102 U.S.A.

Email galleryr@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Telephone +1 973 353 1610
Fax +1 973 353 5912

The The Paul Robeson Gallery's mission and programming embody Paul Robeson's life-long commitment to unfettered artistic freedom, cultural democracy, and transnationalism. This mission is carried out in the presentation of visual arts exhibitions, gallery education and other public programs, and in partnerships with community organizations.

The Gallery is an artistic and cultural center dedicated to presenting art and cultural artifacts as well as educational and public programming in the spirit of the diverse metropolitan context of Rutgers University at Newark, the Greater Newark communities, and the northeast region of New Jersey.

Grand Canyon National Park: Artist in Residence

Deadline: April 1, 2012 (ONLINE)

Artist in Residence
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon, AZ
South Rim: 2012 - 2013 Season
North Rim: 2013 Season

The parks have always welcomed artistic interpretations in support of land advocacy. Thomas Moran’s evocative and astounding paintings directly influenced the establishment of our first National Park (Yellowstone, 1872). This tradition continues today with more than 50 Artist-in-Residence programs throughout the National Park Service system.

The Artist-in-Residence Program offers professional artists the opportunity to spend three weeks on either the North or South Rim of Grand Canyon in housing provided by the National Park Service. The North Rim AiR program is seasonal, with six residencies during the spring, summer, and fall. The South Rim AiR program is year-round, providing twelve artist opportunities.

Grand Canyon National Park’s Artist-in-Residence Program seeks artists whose work is engaged in issues that are relevant to the Park Interpretative Themes, while challenging the visitor to become an active participant in preservation and environmental and cultural advocacy. We are pleased to host artists who communicate complex and contemporary issues through their chosen medium. Artists in all genres and in all disciplines, contemporary, traditional, or folk who have a genuine interest in contributing to our on-going national discussion on these issues will be of special interest to our program.

Artist opportunities: Contemporary, folk and traditional forms, including but not limited to:

Visual arts: painters, sculptors, printmakers, new media artists, muralists, designers, ceramicists, artisans, multi-discipline artists, fiber artists, mixed media artists, jewelers

Media: photographers, film makers, videographers

Writers: fiction and non-nonfiction writers, poets, playwrights

Performing arts: composers, musicians, dancers, performance artists, storytellers, dramatic artists

AiR artist proposals should be site-specific to Grand Canyon National Park, support the park’s Interpretative Themes, and will focus on such issues as ecology, the environment, park advocacy, conservation and other themes relevant to the parks.

Grand Canyon Artist-in-Residence program is using the Western Arts Federation (WESTAF) CaFE electronic application process this year.

In order for artists to access our application, you'll have to register as a WESTAF CaFE user.

Visit website for complete details: www.nps.gov/air

Visit WESTAF for more information and application: www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=813

For more information concerning the programs on either rim, contact South Rim AiR coordinator René Westbrook or call 928-638-7324

The Trawick Prize

Deadline: April 6, 2012 (RECEIVED) or (ONLINE)

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards
Bethesda Urban Partnership

Gallery B
Bethesda, MD
September 2012

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites eligible artists to enter The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. The selected artwork will be on exhibit in September 2012 at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda, MD.

All original 2-D and 3-D fine art including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video will be accepted. The maximum dimensions should not exceed 96 inches in any direction. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Artwork does not have to be for sale at the exhibition. Selected artists must deliver and pick up artwork to and from Gallery B. All works on paper must be framed to full conservation standards.

Dawn Gavin, Associate Professor in Drawing and Foundations at the University of Maryland, College Park

Barbara Kelly Gordon, Associate Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions at the University of Richmond Museums, VA

Entry Requirements
Each artist must submit five slides or images on CD, application and a nonrefundable entry fee of $25. Three-dimensional artwork must include two images per entry, for a total of 10 slides/images.

Best in Show – $10,000 Third Place – $1,000
Second Place – $2,000 Young Artist – $1,000
A young artist whose birth date is after April 6, 1982 may also be awarded $1,000.

The panel of jurors will select up to 15 finalists who will be invited to display their work.

Download Prospectus: http://www.bethesda.org/TrawickApp_FormFINAL.pdf

Online Application: www.bethesda.org/bbethesda-arts-entertainment-district-application-sign

Visit website for more information: www.bethesda.org

Contact: Stephanie Siegel Burke at sburke@bethesda.org

Bethesda Urban Partnership
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-215-6660

Brooklyn Artists Gym: WAX

Deadline: April 9, 2012 (EMAIL)

Brooklyn Artists Gym
Gallery & Studios

Brooklyn, NY
Opening Reception: May 19, 2012

Brooklyn Artists Gym is seeking visual art submissions that include wax as a primary medium. Paintings, installation, sculpture, photography, and works on paper are considered provided wax is an integral and essential component of the piece. Entries are not limited to encaustic work.

Please include a brief statement (one or two paragraphs) describing your work and how wax plays a part in it, or describing how wax is important to the process and/or the finished work.

Open call for wax based artworks
2D /3D work no larger than 8’ in direction

The Gallery at BAG accepts artwork in all mediums, however no artwork may exceed 8 x 8 feet tall/wide
Submissions are welcome from United States and International artists granted that artwork can arrive on time.

All shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. If accepted, artists will receive detailed shipping instructions from the Gallery Coordinator.

A $20 non-refundable processing/curation fee paid through Pay Pal is required and covers the submission cost of 1-3 artworks.

All artwork must be ready to hang or install, which means appropriate backing for wall pieces and any special installation must be planned and prepared ahead.

Brooklyn Artists Gym receives 30% commission on all sales made during exhibitions.

All applicants must submit a complete Open Call Submission Package for consideration.

Details available on website: http://www.brooklynartistsgym.com/brooklyn-art-events/open-calls/

Open Call Submission Package: www.brooklynartistsgym.com/Open-Call-Submission-Package.pdf

Please direct questions to Mary Negro or Rhia Hurt

Mary Negro
Gallery Coordinator
Brooklyn Artists Gym

Rhia Hurt
Managing Director
Brooklyn Artists Gym

phone: 718-858-9069

Fountainhead Arts Fellowship

Deadline: April 30, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Painting + Printmaking

Richmond, VA
August 2012 through May 2013

The Fountainhead Arts Fellowship is a joint project of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, the Department of Painting + Printmaking, the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, the Department of Craft/Material Studies, and Fountainhead Development Services. The residency is sited in a newly renovated complex built to eco-friendly, EarthCraft standards.

Residency period: August 2012 through May 2013.

ONLY Spring 2012 graduating MFA painters or printmakers are invited to apply for the fellowship year beginning August 2012.
If you graduated prior to 2012, you are NOT eligible to apply. VCU students and graduates are NOT eligible to apply.

Fellows receive:
24-hour access to a private approximately 400 square foot studio
Furnished apartment
$15,000 stipend
Part-time teaching experience at VCU
Exhibition in Richmond

Fellowship recipient responsibilities:
Teach 2 classes per semester in the Department of Painting/Printmaking for 2 semesters
Public lecture on your work


Full details available at: http://arts.vcu.edu/paintingprintmaking/fellowship/

Questions about the painting/printmaking fellowship: email hjmorrison@vcu.edu

Fountainhead Arts Fellowship
Department of Painting + Printmaking
Virginia Commonwealth University
1000 West Broad Street
PO Box 842016
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2016

Machine Quilting Unlimited: LABOR Quilt Contest

Deadline: May 1, 2012 (EMAIL)

LABOR Quilt Contest
Machine Quilting Unlimited

Fort Lupton, CO
September 2012

We at Machine Quilting Unlimited recognize that much of the world’s strength, freedom and prosperity can be attributed to the everyday worker--whether that worker is a farmer, factory employee, teacher, white-collar office participant, artist, household manager or professional.

How to participate:
Create an 8″ x 10″ quilt based on your interpretation of LABOR. The quilt size restrictions include any binding and/or finishing. The quilt may be constructed of fabric, paper or any other alternative material, but the quilt must be three layers – top, filling, back. Hand stitched elements may be added, but the quilt must contain machine quilting. It must be finished on all sides (bound or zigzag stitched on the edges) and must have a hanging sleeve on the back.

Embellishments and surface design elements are encouraged. However, any embellishments must not protrude more than 1/2″ from the quilt surface. The finished quilt should weigh less than 2 pounds.

1st Place Winner will receive a Gütterman Thread Cabinet containing Contains one each of 100 colors Art. 103C Natural Cotton Thread!

2nd Place Winner will receive a selection of FOUR battings from Fairfield!

3rd Place Winner will receive a fabric package from Island Batik, to include two fat quarter packs and two strip pieces sets.

Editor’s Choice Winners (two) will receive a one-year subscription, or extension of a current subscription, to Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine.

To enter:
Send two .jpeg images of your entry (one of the finished quilt and one detail) via email by no later than May 1, 2012. Finalists will be announced on May 22, 2012.

Winning quilts will be revealed in the September 2012 issue of MQU.

We reserve the right to keep and display the finalist “LABOR” pieces until December 2012. Quilts will be returned during the first two weeks of January 2013. If you have questions about this challenge, contact Vicki Anderson at mailto:vicki@meanderpublishing.com

Visit website for complete contest details: http://mqumag.com/labor-quilt-contest

Wiseman Gallery & FireHouse Gallery

Deadline: May 11, 2012 (POSTMARK)

Call for Submissions
Wiseman Gallery & FireHouse Gallery
Rogue Community College

Redwood Campus
Grants Pass, Oregon
2013 Exhibit Season

Aesthetic, cultural, and social works are among the art displayed by the Wiseman Gallery. Exhibits range from works by local artists to national artists of emerging importance. A variety of media and styles are presented to inspire and educate the viewer. Annual exhibits include the student and faculty shows.

Entries: All media are acceptable. Proposals must be supported by digital files.

Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years of age or older. All entries must be original and have been executed within the last two years.

Shipping: The artist will be responsible for all shipping costs to and from the Gallery.

Fee: $10.00 processing fee

Digital Files Only.

Call for Entry available here: http://www.roguecc.edu/galleries/Prospectus2013.pdf

Website: www.roguecc.edu/galleries/callforentries

Galleries 2013
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Highway
Grants Pass, OR, 97527
phone: (541) 956-7339
fax: (541) 471-3588
toll free: 1-800-411-6508
email: hgreen@roguecc.edu

Nectar Magazine: Call for Submissions

Deadline: June 1, 2012 (EMAIL)

Call for Submissions
Current Theme: Most of Us Die
Nectar Magazine

Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nectar is a magazine that aims to explore a topic in depth through the inclusion of many different media, perspectives, and artists.

What type of art goes into Nectar? We are looking for everything. We understand that different mediums allow for different types of expressions. So our issues aim to include photos, writing, drawings, paintings, film stills, illustrations, graphic design, fiber arts, book arts, mixed media, images of sculptures, installations, and performances, and everything else that we forgot that could fit on a page. If you have work that you feel relates to the current theme, send it in, we’d love to see it. Even if you have music or videos, send us links! If we feel it contributes to the issue, we can put it on the website when the issue comes out.

Nectar is run by a group of students currently at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico, USA.

Current Theme: Most of Us Die

Medium: ANYTHING. Writing, photos, illustration, design, photos of sculptures or performance, paintings, etc. If it fits the theme, we want to see it.

Images: We would like up to 10 .jpg files with a minimum of 1000 pixels on the long side, 72 dpi.


Email entries to NectarMagazine@gmail.com. Feel free to ask questions too.

We will notify winners 2-3 weeks after the deadline if your work has been accepted.

Full submission guidelines available on website: http://nectarnectar.com/most-of-us-die

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts: Artist Residency

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)

March 15, 2012 Summer/Fall
September 15, 2012 Winter/Spring

Artist Residency
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts

Saratoga, WY 82331

Residencies are intended as professional development opportunities for writers, visual and performing artists, musicians and composers in all fields and genres. Proposals for self-directed, creative residencies must be compatible with available working studio spaces, facilities, and resources. Artistic merit and promise are the basis for selections. Mature and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Any person over the age of 18 is eligible.

Applications and supporting materials must be postmarked by September 15 for the Winter/Spring Residency -or- March 15 for the Summer/Fall Residency. Incomplete applications will not be accepted for review.

Length of stay is seasonally based. Options of two, four or six weeks are available. Please indicate three available dates on the application form. Tuesday is the designated arrival and departure day; residents will be informed of specific dates upon award notification.

A rotating panel of experts and professionals in the arts and humanities independently review work samples. Final awards of some instances, artists, writers and musicians are invited to participate without submitting an application.

Collaborators may be accepted for a residency; however, all collaborators need to submit separate applications and fees along with a joint proposal. Please indicate in the proposal the requirements for work space.

Situated among 13,000 expansive acres in South Central Wyoming’s North Platte River Valley, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. Nestled between the towering peaks of the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges, just 13 miles outside of Saratoga, the Ranch is tucked against the million-acre Medicine Bow National Forest.

Non-refundable application fee of $20


Application Guidelines: www.brushcreekranch.com/bcr_200_arts_guide_sheet_kw.pdf

Arts Application: www.brushcreekranch.com/bcr_202_arts_application_sheet_kw.pdf

Visit website: www.brushcreekranch.com

Please direct inquiries about the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency to katie.christensen@brushcreekarts.org or 307.327.5284

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
66 Brush Creek Ranch Road
Saratoga, WY 82331

The Art of Comfort

Deadline: April 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm. (RECEIVE)

The Art of Comfort
The Arts Center In Orange

Morin Gallery
Orange, Virginia
June 7 through July 28, 2012

The Morin Gallery at the Arts Center In Orange is planning an exhibit of art quilts for the summer of 2012. The exhibit will be titled and interpret the theme of “comfort.”

The exhibit is open to all quilters. All work must offer an interpretation on the theme of “The Art of Comfort”. One quilt may be submitted by each artist. Only quilts or quilted hangings will be considered. A quilt is a fabric sandwich comprised of three layers: a top, a back and filling which are held together with quilting or tying threads. Integration of non-fabric embellishments is a cceptable and encouraged.

Quilts submitted should explore theme of comfort. Quilts must be an original design or an original execution of a traditional pattern. Quilt dimensions must not be less than 12" x 12" nor exceed 84"x 84"and each quilt must have a 4" hanging sleeve and an identifying label on the back of the quilt. Quilts that have been exhibited in the previous 5 years are not eligible.

1st Prize - $500
2nd Prize - $250
3rd Prize - $100

Fee: $25

Juror: Cyndi Souder

Gallery Commission: 30%

Download Submission Guidelines: the-art-of-comfort-2012-call-for-artists.pdf

Visit website: http://artscenterinorange.wordpress.com

The Arts Center In Orange
129 East Main Street
P.O. Box 13
Orange, Virginia 22960

Small Stories -- Fiber Exhibition

Deadline: April 28, 2012 (POSTMARK) or (EMAIL)

Small Stories -- Fiber Exhibition
Urban Alchemist Gallery & Collective

Brooklyn, NY
June 2012

Small Stories is an exhibit which will celebrate the small moments in life. We are looking for work that tells the stories of the everyday this can be in a literal or abstract way. Perhaps you make work about the banal, from the detritus of every day life, mapping your daily existence, or from the everyday relationships we surround ourselves with or desire too. Submit your work...

In the 2012 June exhibit, small stories, at the Urban Alchemist Gallery & Collective we desire to share and celebrate the small stories of life. We ask artists who work in fibers or fiber techniques to submit works. Feel free to interpret this theme widely, abstract & conceptual works are welcome. Wall work, suspended, and sculptural work is applicable. Though there is no exact limit of dimensions the space is limited so most works selected will be smaller or larger works that are flexible in how they are installed (i.e multiples hung or placed separately). There is one large window space and we welcome proposal's specifically for this space.

Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of fiber and textiles.


All artists over 18 are eligible.

Work can utilize any medium but must primarily use fiber or fiber techniques.

Work must be original.- small editions are acceptable

Work must be created after 2006

Entry Fee
$12 - 5 works per entry- a maximum of 1 detail per work.

Curator: Joetta Maue is a full-time artist, curator, critic, and arts writer mostly working in fibers.

Full details available on website: littleyellowbirds.blogspot.com/2012/02/call-for-work

New Fibers 2012 *UPDATED*

Deadline: May 1, 2012   Extended to May 15, 2012 (RECEIVE)

New Fibers 2012
Fiber Arts Network of Michigan (FAN)

Eastern Michigan University Gallery
Ypsilanti, Michigan
November 14 to December 16, 2012

The Fiber Arts Network of Michigan (FAN) is a group of people interested in the fiber arts in its multitude of forms: baskets, beads, clothing, dolls, felting, hand-dyeing, knitting/crochet, paper, quilting, spinning, stitchery, surface design, weaving and 3D mixed media.

New Fibers 2012
A national juried exhibition at the Eastern Michigan University Gallery in Ypsilanti, Michigan, featuring contemporary fiber art in a broad range of forms. Works selected will include textiles rooted in traditional and contemporary approaches to fiber art. Open to artists utilizing all types of materials, sculpture, conceptual and installation art.

Submission is open to all artists 18 years and older, living in the United States. Current work (completed after December 2009) created in any fiber media and/or using fiber techniques is eligible for inclusion. Accepted artwork cannot have been previosly exhibited at any gallery on the Eastern Michigan University campus.

Entry Procedure
Artists may submit up to three works. Each work should be represented by clearly focused, well-lit high resolution digital images, one full view and one detail that accurately reflects the work.

Entry Fee
Member: $30 Non-member: $40

Juror - Susie Brandt

FAN will present first, second and third place awards.

FAN will promote the exhibit and encourage sales. FAN will retain a 40% commission on all exhibit sales. Exhibiting artists will receive a full-color exhibition catalog. Additional catalogs available at a nominal charge.

Contact Brooks Harris Stevens at brooks@brooksfiberart.com or Michele Montour at michele@montourdesigns.com with any questions.

Download prospectus: fiberartsnetwork.org/NewFibers2012.pdf

Visit website for more details: fiberartsnetwork.org

Eastern State Penitentiary: Art Proposals

Deadline: June 13, 2012, 4:00 pm (RECEIVE) or (Hand Delivery)

Art Proposals
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Philadelphia, PA
2013 Season

• Collaborative proposals are permitted; individuals may submit only one proposal per year (whether alone or as part of a collaboration).
• Artists who have previously exhibited at the site must wait five years before submitting a proposal for a new installation.
• Applicants may not submit previously-rejected proposals.
• Artists must be at least 18 years old. Currently enrolled undergraduate students are ineligible to apply.
• All proposals must be for a site-specific installation.
• These guidelines are for artists who wish to install visual, video or other installation work to remain on view during all public hours at the historic site. The site does host performing arts, films, and speakers’ series. Please contact Sean Kelley at sk@easternstate.org for proposals in the performing or live arts.

Choosing a Location in the Penitentiary Complex:

Artists may apply for any public area in the penitentiary complex for the 2013 season, except Cellblock 2 and the main audio tour route. Some installations, such as Linda Brenner’s Ghost Cats have been sited throughout the penitentiary complex. ESP staff is available to consult on proposed locations.

Funding and Approval:

Funding: The historic site will fund a maximum $7,500.00 per project. This funding indicates approval to exhibit. All projects that are approved will be installed for one full tour season (typically March 15 through November 30), unless the proposal states otherwise. Artists may apply for future installation cycles, and should assume that the same guidelines, deadlines, and funding levels will apply.

Proposal Development: The historic site does not accept proposals for project development. The review committee may offer, at its discretion, development funds to Sapplicants whose proposals look promising, but whose ideas require additional resources to get a better idea of the final direction the work will take.

Extending an Installation: Artists whose work is currently installed may request that the Review Committee extend their installation by one tour season. They are merely required to submit this request in writing by the same deadline that applies to new applications. Many artists have kept work on view for multiple tour seasons through this process.

Download the guidelines:



Sean Kelley
Senior Vice President
Director of Public Programming
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 236-5111 x13

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Living Crafts *UPDATED*


Publishing Opportunity
Living Crafts

Magazine for Natural Craft Enthusiasts
Costa Mesa, CA

Editorial Guidelines
Living Crafts is a magazine for the natural crafts enthusiast by the natural crafts enthusiast. We depend on you, the readers, to be the authors, photographers, craft artists, illustrators, and visionaries for this magazine. What we want is a dialog and a community. Our main objective is to inspire our readers to make things themselves, or when buying, to buy handmade and natural products.

We accept queries and manuscript submissions for the following sections of our magazine. Unless otherwise specified, articles should be between 500 and 5,000 words long. We are especially interested in articles that include project descriptions (see, for example, “Beading the Change We Wish to See in the World” in this issue’s Soul Crafts section and the accompanying project description, “Making Your Personal Prayer Beads”). Keep in mind that not all sections appear in every issue:

Letters and Articles:
Your Letters – Letters from readers. We need your feedback. Please let us know positive and negative responses to our magazine. All feedback is taken seriously and is used for planning future issues.
Good Finds – Product reviews. If you are selling a crafts supply, handmade item, or other related product our readers must know about, please send us a picture and a 50-word description, including a phone number, web address, and price.

Media – Books and DVD reviews. Please submit 250- to 1000-word reviews of new books and DVDs of interest to the readers of Living Crafts.
Calendar – Events such as festivals, workshops, retreats. Include dates, times, and location.
Evolving through Handwork – Examining personal growth through handwork
Sage – Biographies of craft artists who have contributed significantly to the field
Handwork for Humanity – Crafts and altruism
History – Renewing old treasures
Our Tribe – Working on projects as a community
The Work of Your Hands – Self sufficiency through handwork
Soul Crafts – Sacred objects for the spiritually minded

Domestic Bliss – Useful projects for the home
Ready to Wear – Apparel and accessories
Gift Ideas – Simple things you can make in place of store-bought items
Stories and Puppets – A story and instructions for making puppets for it
Doll Room – Doll-making
Playthings – Toys for children
Baby – Baby essentials and accessories
Divine Designs – Gallery of projects by readers – please send us a picture of a project you want to show off! We’ll notify you if your project is selected.
Around the World – Handwork from different cultures

To query, please send a one-paragraph description of your project, and include pictures if applicable. We also accept complete manuscript submissions.

Please send queries and submissions to:

Living Crafts
4521 Campus Drive #302
Irvine, CA 92612
visit website or blog for more details: www.livingcrafts.com

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Art Gallery of St. Albert

Deadline: March 3, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA)

St. Albert, Alberta
2013 Exhibition Season

Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), a contemporary public art gallery, seeks proposals from artists working in all styles and mediums for exhibition in the 2013 calendar year.

The Gallery’s mandate is to provide enriching educational experiences that celebrate visual culture and artistic achievement through research, exhibition and interpretation. The Gallery strives to provide an exhibition schedule and corresponding public programs that both support educationally challenging art and appeal to its many audiences. Artworks need to provide vision, inspiration and education for residents of St. Albert and surrounding communities. The exhibition selection reflects originality and a diversity of styles and mediums. The Gallery presents artists who exhibit locally, nationally and internationally. Artwork is adjudicated by a panel of visual art professionals who represent a spectrum of expertise in the visual arts. The artists chosen to exhibit receive CARFAC fees.

• Artist’s statement (maximum 500 words)
• Curriculum vitae
• Contact information
• Up to 10 digital images of proposed or recent work on a CD. Only video or sound submissions on DVD or CD will be accepted.
• Image list
• Colour copies of all images in submission (1 to 3 images per page on standard photocopy paper)

Additional information:
• Though group submissions are accepted, the gallery recommends artists also submit as individuals
• Artists may be selected for either solo exhibitions or group exhibits with compatible artworks.

Full details available on website: www.artgalleryofstalbert.com/exhibitions-events/call-for-submissions

Jenny Willson-McGrath
Exhibition Curator
Art Gallery of St. Albert
19 Perron Street,;St. Albert, AB; T8N 1E5
Phone: 780.651.5741


Deadline: February 20, 2012 by 4:00 p.m. (RECEIVE)

Art In City Hall &

Philadelphia, PA
March 12 — May 11, 2012

Art In City Hall issues a call to Philadelphia area artists for the next exhibition in historic City Hall.

Theme: Meta-Fiber, part of FiberPhiladelphia2012 is open to artists working in non-traditional ways and with non-traditional materials that utilize fiber and textile art making techniques such as weaving, sewing, applique`, quilting...Non traditional materials may include: recyclables, post-industrial, organic, or repurposed products.

Juror: Sarah Archer, Chief Curator, Philadelphia Art Alliance.

Eligibility & Selection of Artists: Open to emerging, self-taught and professional artists living or working in the Philadelphia region, including graduate students. Selections will be made by independent arts professionals.

Open to Philadelphia area artists working in all media. Exhibition display case dimensions are 84” H x 94” W x 30”D. There are 7 display cases.

Rules for Entry (truncated)
1. Deadline for submission: Received by Monday, February 20, 2012. You can submit up to four works in the form of digitals. No entry fee.
2. Please submit jpegs on a CD. Each image should be no larger than 1MB.
3. You may include up to 3 details of each work. Each artist must include a brief artist statement and resume.
4. Return the completed entry form with your digital submission and include a S.A.S.E ONLY if you wish to have your disc returned to you.
5. If you are unable to submit work in a digital format, please contact Art In City Hall for assistance.

Complete details available on website: www.fiberphiladelphia.org

Download Prospectus & Entry Form: www.fiberphiladelphia.org/meta-fiber_call.pdf

Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
116 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
phone: 215-686-9912
email: artincityhall@phila.gov



Art In City Hall presents exhibitions that showcase contemporary artwork by professional and emerging Philadelphia area visual artists. Encompassing a variety of mediums, techniques, and subjects, this municipal program is committed to presenting a diversity of ideas and artistic explorations. The program strives to link visual artists with the larger community by providing the public with a greater knowledge and appreciation of their artistic achievements.

Art In City Hall is part of the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. The Fund for Philadelphia, Inc. a 501c (3) non-profit provides administrative management services.

Mendocino Art Center: 2012/13 Artist Residency

Deadline: March 30, 2012 (RECEIVE)

2012/13 Artist Residency
Mendocino Art Center

Mendocino, CA
September 10, 2012 through May 18, 2013

The Mendocino Art Center offers an Artist in Residence program each year with residencies in ceramics, painting, jewelry/metalsmithing, sculpture and fiber arts. The program offers the working artist and craftsperson, emerging or established, a welcome retreat from the usual routine of everyday life and a chance to develop a body of work, while striving for personal and artistic growth.

The AIR program provides a community-based environment that facilitates both educational and individual artistic growth at the Mendocino Art Center (MAC).

The AIR program, now in its 51st year, was developed to bring emerging and established studio artists to this unique Northern California region to provide both time and space to develop their work. The 2012/13 residency year is September 10, 2012 through May 18, 2013.

We encourage our artists to pursue endeavors beyond the studio by seeking out group and solo exhibitions here on the coast and abroad.

The program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in traditional and nontraditional studio arts. Applicants should hold a BA, BFA, MFA, or life equivalency representing an established foundation of knowledge and body of work in their respective discipline. The primary basis for selection is the strength and quality of the applicants' work.

Residents must also have a clear objective for the time of their residency and be willing to live and work as part of a close-knit community. A successful residency depends in part on expectations consistent with what MAC has to offer.

The Art Center has three studios dedicated to Fine Arts, an etching press, a jewelry and metalsmithing studio, two studios dedicated to textiles (including a weaving room), two for ceramics, electric, gas, atmospheric and wood fired kilns and a small foundry. Studio space is usually shared with other artists. Residents will be responsible for materials and fuel consumption based on departmental pricings. A facilities fee is paid monthly that is regulated by specific studios and the equipment associated with them.

Residents will live on MAC grounds for the nine-month residency in a furnished apartment provided by MAC. We currently do not allow pets on the grounds.

Residents are allowed to re-apply for a second residency and, if selected, will honor a four-year grace period before applying thereafter.

$25 application fee

Applications for Artist in Residence are received and reviewed by the department directors/coordinators, and then by the Residency Committee.
The committee also determines which applicants are accepted for the AIR program.

Download application: www.mendocinoartcenter.org/2012_AIR.pdf

Complete details on website: www.mendocinoartcenter.org

Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street
P.O. Box 765
Mendocino, CA 95460
Phone: 707-937-5818
Toll Free: 800-653-3328
Fax: 707-937-4625

Art in the Courtyard

Deadline: JUNE 1, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Art in the Courtyard
Arts and Fine Crafts,
A venue of the Lowell Folk Festival

Lowell, Massachusetts
July 27 -29, 2012

Celebrating the 26th year of the largest free Folk Festival in the country, the Lowell Folk Festival, in collaboration with the Brush Gallery & Artists Studios and the Cultural Organization of Lowell is pleased to announce the 7th annual Art in the Courtyard, an art and fine craft component of the Lowell Folk Festival. This exciting collaboration will provide an opportunity for visitors to view and purchase some of the finest art and craft works being produced. The Lowell Folk Festival enjoys over 200,000 visitors over the weekend.

Art in the Courtyard will be held in the shaded, brick-lined courtyard conveniently located between the National Historical Park Visitor Center and the Brush Art Gallery and Studios. The courtyard is also adjacent to one of the main music and dance stages in the Festival. Tents will be set up for the artists to provide a welcoming place, rain or shine.

Selection: In order to ensure the quality and aesthetics of this exhibition, assistance will be provided by a six-member jury of qualified arts professionals and the US Park Service. Samples of your work may be submitted for jurying in one of two ways:

• Website. On the application form, clearly print your website’s URL in the appropriate box. Your website will be visited to view your work.
• CD. Provide up to 4 images of your work. Images must be in JPEG or TIFF format.
***Important: Sorry, images cannot be accepted by e-mail.

Payment Details:

• Non-refundable application fee of $25.00 due June 1
• Sharing spaces is permitted, but each participating artist must submit an application, $25.00 application fee, CD (or website URL) and must be juried.
• Tent fee due June 29
o One artist in a 10 x 10 space: $300
o Two artists in a 10 x 10 space: $175 each, $350 total
o Three artists in a 10 x 10 space: $120 each, $360 total

Download Application Form: www.artinthecourtyard.org/ACRegistrationForm2012.pdf

Visit website for more information: www.artinthecourtyard.org

The Brush Art Gallery
Art in the Courtyard
256 Market Street
Lowell, MA

Art Quilts Lowell 2012

Deadline: June 1, 2012 (ONLINE) & (RECEIVE)

Art Quilts Lowell 2012
Brush Gallery & Artists Studios

Lowell, Massachusetts
August 9 - September 15, 2012

ART QUILTS LOWELL 2012 is a juried exhibition, organized by the Brush Art Gallery, to identify and encourage quilt artists. The exhibition will include art quilts from artists throughout the United States and Canada. The exhibition will provide an overview of some of the finest quilts being produced; it is a feature of the 2012 Lowell Quilt Festival August 9 - 12.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists who are residents of the United States or Canada

METHOD OF SELECTION: Digital images on CD only (no slides or photographs)

JUROR: Karey Bresenhan, President and CEO, Quilts Inc

ENTRY PROCEDURE: (truncated)

Theme: Music. Work should reflect this theme.

•Only original art quilts completed within the past 4 years are eligible.

•Artists may submit up to three entries. Please submit up to six high resolution jpegs on a CD.

•Complete on-line application form.

•After completing the on-line form, you will be e-mailed a copy of the form and asked to print it out, enclose it with a CD of your images and a check for fee.

•Note: all communication, including jury decision will be done via e-mail, so make sure to provide an e-mail address that you check frequently.

INSURANCE AND SALES: All quilts will be for sale, unless otherwise specified. The Brush takes a 40% commission (30% for Brush members) on quilts sold. The Brush insures all quilts on loan while they are at the Gallery.

Visit website for complete details and online form: www.thebrush.org/AQL2012

Brush Gallery & Studios
256 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852

Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2013

Deadline: August 30, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2013
Museum Rijswijk

Rijswijk, Netherlands

The next Rijswijk Textile Biennial will be organized in the summer of 2013. If you would like to participate, please send us a cd-rom with pictures of your recent artworks and a curriculum vitae in English before August 30, 2012. Please send it to:

Museum Rijswijk
Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2013
Herenstraat 67
2282 BR Rijswijk

At the end of September 2012 a jury will meet and make a choice for the Rijswijl Textile Biennial.

Visit website for more details: www.museumrijswijk.nl

Fiberart International 2013

Deadline: August 31, 2012 (ONLINE)/(RECEIVE)

Fiberart International 2013
Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and
Society For Contemporary Craft
Pittsburgh, PA
April 19, 2013 to August 18, 2013

Fiberart International 2013 is the 21st in a series of triennial juried exhibitions sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. Chosen by a distinguished panel of artists and curators, Fiberart International 2013 will feature works by established and emerging artists and will provide a unique opportunity to see current trends and innovations in this constantly evolving medium.

Fiberart International 2013 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. This juried exhibition of contemporary works of fiber art is recognized among fiber artists around the world as a benchmark exhibition that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines.

• Entries must be original work completed after December 31, 2010
• Artists must be 18 years of age or older.
• Collaborative works will be considered as a single entry. Artists submitting both collaborative and individual works must apply separately.
• Work must not exceed 8’6” (2.60m) in any single dimension.
• Installation pieces must state “total installation size” on entry form.
• Work must be original in concept and design and not be the result of a class or workshop. Student work is accepted if it meets the previous statement.
• All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.
• All work MUST be available for touring for up to two (2) years beginning August 19, 2013.

• $35 non-refundable for up to three (3) entries must accompany the application.

• Work will be judged from digital images.
• Selection will be based on the overall quality of the work and its relevancy to the standards stated in “REQUIREMENTS.”
• Accepted work will be subject to final approval by the jurors’ representative.
• Jurors will recommend all or a portion of the accepted work for touring for up to two (2) years. Work on tour will be insured.

• Artists may submit up to three (3) works.
• Each entry must be represented by two images: One (1) full view and one (1) detail.
• For each work submitted, artist must provide a brief description including dimensions, materials, and techniques.
• Work framed under glass must be photographed without glass, but noted that it will be displayed with glass.

Kai Chan, internationally exhibited artist, Toronto, Ontario
Paulina Ortiz, artist/textile designer, professor at Veritas University, Costa Rica
Joyce Scott, studio and performance artist, international lecturer, Baltimore, MD

The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. will present over $5000 in cash awards, including:
$ 1000 Best of Show Award
$ 500 Second Place Award
$ 250 Third Place Award

Full details available on website: http://fiberartinternational.org/

Apply online: www.callforentry.org

Fiberart International 2013
P. O. Box 5478
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-0478 USA

Florida Museum for Women Artists

Deadline: (ONGOING) & (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Florida Museum for Women Artists
Gift Shop
DeLand, FL

The Florida Museum for Women Artists is looking for functional handmade art to be sold in the lower level gift shop. If you create handmade, unique, functional art and would like the opportunity to display and sell it on consignment in our street level gift shop opening soon, please mail or email photos and application to us today!

Functional hand made art examples:
Handpainted stemware
Lamps and lampshades
Windchimes and other decorative garden art
Jewelry or trinket boxes
Knick Knack holders
Clothing and handbags
Shoes / shoe embellishments
Bookmarks and cards

Download Application: www.floridamuseumforwomenartists.org/CALL_Functional_Art_1.23.12.pdf

For questions, please call the museum at 386.873.2976

Florida Museum for Women Artists
100 N. Woodland Blvd. Suite 1
DeLand, FL 32720
Phone: (386) 873-2976

Gadsden Arts Center


Call for Exhibition Proposals
Gadsden Arts Center

Quincy, FL

The Gadsden Arts Center invites artists and/or groups to apply to exhibit in its four exhibition spaces. The Director and Curator also curate historically significant exhibitions. In the latter regard, the Center works with private collectors to curate exhibitions of significant historical and artistic merit.

All artists or institutions wishing to exhibit must submit the GAC Exhibition Proposal Form which requires at least 10-20 quality images as examples of work to be included in an exhibition, a biographical sketch, a resume including a list of past exhibits, awards, collections, and bibliography. Artists are encouraged to exhibit a new body of work (exception: retrospectives). Proposals may be submitted at any time either by mail, email or in person.

These proposals are reviewed by the Exhibition Committee, whose role is to work in cooperation with the Executive Director and the Curator in proposing artists for exhibition, in reviewing applications for exhibition from artists and/or other interested parties, in selecting artists for exhibition, and in recommending policies and guidelines relevant to exhibitions to the GAC Board of Directors. The Exhibition Committee along with the Director/Curator screens all applicants every 3-6 months.
Artists are asked to not inquire about the status of an application. Notifications will be sent to artists/groups as soon as decisions are made. Exhibitions are scheduled 18-36 months in advance. All Exhibition Committee selection decisions are final.

For all major exhibitions (group exhibitions and Art in Gadsden excluded), the Committee will not accept applications from artists who have exhibited at GAC within 5 years, unless it is a new body of work. Exhibitions are generally open for 11 weeks but that time may vary.

Download Exhibition Proposal Form: gadsdenarts.org/GadsdenArtsExhibitProposal2012.pdf

Visit website for more details: http://gadsdenarts.org

Call Angie Barry at (850) 627-5021 if you have any questions.

Gadsden Arts Center
13 North Madison, Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 875-4866, Fax: (850) 627-8606

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Paducah Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: (ONGOING) & (EMAIL)

NOTE: Applications accepted on rolling basis. Reviews beginning early March 2012.

Paducah Artist-in-Residence Program
Paducah Arts Alliance and
Yeiser Art Center

Paducah, KY
April 2012 and March 2013

The Paducah Artist-in-Residence Program is a collaborative effort between the Paducah Arts Alliance and the Yeiser Art Center, working to create a permanent and progressive artist in residence program. The mission of the residency is to promote the growth of artists and of the arts community, providing artists with a community arts space in which to collaborate, educate and create.


The program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in a range of traditional and non-traditional visual arts practices, including performance and multi-media art. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Residents must also have a clear objective for the time of their residency and be willing to live, work and engage with the Paducah arts community. The duration of the residency may be from two weeks to two months, between the months of April 2012 and March 2013. Collaborative artists and couples are welcome to apply.

Program Benefits

Exhibition Opportunities: The Paducah Artist-in-Residence Program offers several exhibition opportunities. The A.I.R. Studio building features a storefront with a front wall gallery space for exhibiting work during the artists’ stay. Exhibition space in the Yeiser Art Center is periodically available for visiting artists. A group exhibition in the main gallery of the Yeiser Art Center at the conclusion of the residency will feature selected work from each participating resident artist, and is scheduled for August-September 2013. Opportunities may also be possible in collaboration with other artists and galleries in the Paducah community.

Professional Development: Residents are encouraged to visit local galleries and studios and engage with the arts community. The residency program also provides the opportunity for focused, independent studio work in which artists can develop ideas or take new directions in their work.

Teaching Experience: Visiting artists may choose to lead workshops during their stay that are open to the public.


Residents are paid a monthly stipend of $500 dependent upon the length of their stay. The cost of rent and utilities are covered entirely by the program. Transportation, materials, food, and additional expenses are the responsibility of the artist.

Studio Space

The studio space and living quarters are handicap accessible. The studio area features a large, open workspace as well as a concrete outdoor deck. A rear entrance door accommodates large work. Additional features include a utility sink, several skylights, and a front window gallery storefront. The studio is not media specific. Accommodations may be made upon request for residents requiring access to specific studio equipment. Wireless internet is available throughout the structure. Attached living quarters include a kitchen, bathroom, washer and dryer, and sleeping quarters large enough to accommodate a couple. No smoking or pets are allowed within the facility.

Application (truncated)

-Portfolio of 10 to 20 high resolution digital images in jpeg format with a list of works.

-Letter of intent: Describe your work, the nature of your career, and the direction you would like to take during your residency. Please tell us why you want a residency in Paducah, and how you plan to interact with the community during your stay.

-Artist CV/Resume

-Proposed length and dates of stay, with a list of first, second, and third choice preference

-$25 non-refundable application fee, payable through PayPal

Full details on website: www.paducahartsalliance.com/artist-in-residence

Please direct inquiries to:

Michael Crouse, Director
Yeiser Art Center
(270) 442-2453

Yeiser Art Center Gift Shop


Call for Consignment Work
Yeiser Art Center Gift Shop

Paducah, KY

The Yeiser Art Center is seeking consignment artwork to sell in the YAC gift shop. All original art and craft media will be considered and selection will be based upon quality and marketability.

Those interested in submitting work should send a CD of images with 5-10 samples of their work, price list, contact information, and a short biography to: Yeiser Art Center Gift Shop Committee, 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001 or through email at info@theyeiser.org.

The Gift Shop Committee will make a decision at the end of every month, and entries will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Website: http://theyeiser.org

Yeiser Art Center Gift Shop Committee
200 Broadway
Paducah, KY 42001

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Contemporary Arts Center 23rd Annual Juried Show

Deadline: February 24, 2012 (EMAIL) or (RECEIVE)

23rd Annual Juried Show
Contemporary Arts Center

Las Vegas, Nevada
March 23 – April 27, 2012

The CAC Annual Juried Show is the Contemporary Arts Center’s opportunity to expose artists working in contemporary visual arts to a wide audience. This exhibition is a prominent showcase in the Southern Nevada region and highlights the exceptional work of national and international emerging artists in all media.

National and international artists 16 years and older may submit a maximum of five works completed within the last two years and not exhibited in a previous CAC exhibition.

Mat Gleason is a Los Angeles art critic, curator, commentator and writer for The Huffington Post, and publisher of Coagula Art Journal, which he founded in 1992.

Over $3,000 in awards money is available to the juror to present to artists.

Members of the CAC may enter two pieces for $20, plus an additional $5 per piece, up to five pieces total. Non-members may enter two pieces for $30, plus an additional $10 per piece, up to five pieces total. Memberships start at $25 per year.

The Contemporary Arts Center receives a 30% commission from all works of art designated for sale. Clark County sales tax is 8.1%.

Details on website: lasvegascac.org/2012/juriedshow

Download Entry Form: lasvegascac.org/CAC-23rd-Juried-Show-2012-Entry-Form.pdf

Contemporary Arts Center
107 Charleston Ave, Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV, 89104

Art Underfoot: Hooked Rug Show

Deadline: February 24, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Art Underfoot: Hooked Rug Show
McMinn County Living Heritage Museum

Athens, TN
March 5-28, 2012

The Living Heritage Museum has several wonderful examples of historic hooked rugs in its collection. The Museum is also home to an annual hooked rug show that features almost 200 hooked rugs each February through March.

 Rugs must be received no later than February 24, 2012
 Rugs will be displayed from March 5-28, 2012
 Rugs will be returned by April 6, 2012

Artist is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping containers to and from the Museum.

More information is available on the website: www.livingheritagemuseum.com

Download Registration Form: www.livingheritagemuseum.com/2012_rug_show_entry_form.pdf

McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
522 West Madison Avenue
Athens, TN 37303
(423) 745-0329

Main Street Gallery: Call for Artists & Curators

Deadline: February 27, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Call for Artists & Curators
Main Street Gallery

Ketchikan, AK
2012-2013 Season

Artists are invited to submit proposals for solo or group exhibitions of their work for the 2012-2013 Season (Sept. 2012 - Aug. 2013) of the Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council’s Main Street Gallery.

Curators are invited to submit proposals to curate a group exhibit based on unique themes or genres.

In evaluating proposals, the Gallery Review Panel shows preference for proposals by emerging and established local artists, group displays by students or community artists, and curators who propose exhibits that engage and challenge artists and viewers. Preference will be given to artists who have not shown in the gallery in the past two years. Artists and curators are encouraged to give a public demonstration, lecture or slideshow at the Main Street Gallery while their exhibit is on display.

Proposals are recommended by the Review Panel to the Gallery Committee and approved by the KAAHC Board of Directors. The Gallery season is September through August, excluding December, February, and August. If you have a particular exhibit month in mind, please indicate this in your cover letter and the Gallery Committee will try to accomodate you.

Exhibits open on the first Friday of each month and close on the last Friday of their month; KAAHC receives 25% of all sales.

Artists and curators selected to exhibit at the Main Street Gallery are required to be KAAHC members. Please be aware that the gallery is a multi-use space and is used for various community gatherings- your work may be moved to accommodate functions.

Full details available online: ketchikanarts.org/main-street-gallery/gallery-call-2012-13

If you have questions please contact the Arts Council:

Tel: 907.225.2211
Fax: 907.225.4330
Email: annf@ketchikanarts.org

KAAHC Main Street Gallery
2012-2013 Call to Artists
330 Main Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901

Reflections in Fiberart

Deadline: March 16, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Reflections in Fiberart
Fiber medium and techniques exhibition
Dragonfly Gallery at Rosedale

Austin, TX
April 12 - May 25, 2012

ELIGIBILITY: The exhibition is open to all 18 years old and over. The work must primarily incorporate textiles, techniques (quilting, cross stitch, embroidery, weaving, rope, twine, thread, dying, stamping, transfers, etc) and other mixed media materials. The design must be original. Two dimensional wall hanging works must not exceed 40” in any direction and be low relief (max 6 inches) and less than 30 lbs. in weight. Minimum size excluding the mat and frame is 9 square inches. Some suspended ceiling pieces (less than 7ft.) may be accepted. Completed work must be less than two years old.

CURATING FEE: $40.00 for the first four images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images submitted.

SALES: The sale price for each piece, which includes the commission fee, must be indicated on the entry form. The Dragonfly Gallery will retain a commission of 50% on all sales that occur during the exhibit or resulting from the exhibit.

Visit website for additional details: dragonflygallerytx.com

Download Prospectus: dragonflygallerytx.com/Fiber_Art_prospectus.pdf

Dragonfly Gallery at Rosedale
4007 Marathon Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
Email: dragonflygallery@att.net
Phone: 512-420-9000

Call for Contributions: Fiber-Based Work on The Subject of Motherhood

Deadline: March 31, 2012 (EMAIL)

Call for Contributions
Fiber-Based Work on The Subject of Motherhood
Artist: Kate Kretz

2012 Textile Society Conference
Washington, D.C.

Seeking examples of work in fiber-based media on the topic of motherhood for a paper to be delivered at the 2012 Textile Society Conference in Washington, D.C. Artist Kate Kretz will be delivering a lecture entitled The Final Art Taboo: Identity Politics of Motherhood.

Female artists have gained some ground in the art world over the past few decades, but there are still unspoken rules remaining: artists who happen to be mothers tend to keep it quiet lest they be written off, and heaven forbid they make art on the subject. While art historians have always studied and noted the influence of travel, friends, and milieux on the work of male artists, the most profound and life-altering experience of all has been ignored in these discussions of creative inspiration, because it is an exclusively female phenomenon. This paper will feature work done by cutting edge contemporary textile artists who have artistically “come out” as mothers, addressing the topic with humor, depth, and sometimes, shocking candor. Fiber, a medium that references protection, nurturing, and other motherly attributes, serves as the perfect vehicle for art evoking the complex nature ofcontemporary motherhood.

To have your work considered for inclusion, please email website links or up to 3 jpeg images to kkretz4art@aol.com by March 31st.


Kate Kretz earned a certificate at The Sorbonne and a BFA at the State University of New York atBinghamton before receiving her MFA from University of Georgia.

Exhibitions include the Museum of Arts & Design, VanGijn Museum, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Wignall Museum, Katonah Museum, Frost Museum, Fort Collins MOCA, Telfair Museum, Fort Lauderdale Museum, the Museo Medici, as well as Lyons Wier Ortt & 31 Grand Gallery in NY, Chelsea Galleria and Hardcore Art Contemporary Space in Miami, and Packer/Schopf in Chicago.

She has received the NC Arts Council Grant, The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, The Florida Visual Arts Fellowship, and a Millay Colony Residency. After working as an Associate Professor and BFA Director at Florida International University for ten years, she recently moved to the Washington, DC, area. Kretz currently works in her studio while giving workshops and lectures at various universities.

Her work can be seen at http://www.katekretz.com, on Flickr, and Facebook.

Full details available at the following sites:

Blog: katekretz.blogspot.com/2012/01/looking-for-fiber-based-work-on-subject_9038

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Kretz/87879760821?v=info&viewas=662326355

Maude Kerns Art Center

Deadline: April 20, 2012 (POSTMARK)

Call to Artists
Maude Kerns Art Center

Eugene, OR
2013-2014 Exhibit Schedule

Maude Kerns Art Center is proud to accept submissions for its 2013-2014 Exhibit Schedule. Regional, national, and international artists (individuals and groups) working in 2- and 3- dimensional mediums, as well as installation art, are invited to submit their work for consideration. Solo, group, and/or themed shows will be curated based on the content, quality, and number of submissions. All artists, working in all mediums, are eligible.

ENTRIES: Images of up to (10) works of art may be submitted for consideration.

SUBMISSION FEE: $15 Submission Fee; Group exhibits: $5 per participating artist

Group submissions will include digital images of 5 pieces created by each participating artist. Each artist will also provide an individual resumé and a completed application form. A statement describing the overall theme of the exhibit will be submitted. For ease of communication, one artist must be designated the “coordinator” of the exhibit. Entry fee is $5 per artist participating in the group exhibit.

Jurors will be accomplished artists and art professionals. Artists will be chosen based on quality and technical excellence. It is understood that the individual pieces of art submitted may not be available during the assigned exhibit period. Art Center staff will work closely with the artist to select work for the final exhibit.

Complete details available online: www.mkartcenter.org

Download the prospectus: www.mkartcenter.org/2013_2014_exhibit_prospectus.pdf

For more information call 541-345-1571 or e-mail staff@mkartcenter.org

Maude Kerns Art Center
1910 E. 15th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403

Morris Graves Museum of Art Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 20, 2012 (POSTMARK) or (RECEIVE)

Call for Proposals
Humboldt Arts Council
Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka, CA
2013/2014 Exhibition Season

A preliminary exhibition proposal must be submitted to the Executive Director-Curator before an exhibition idea can be considered. Proposals should be sent to the Executive Director-Curator at the Humboldt Arts Council, 636 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501. The initial proposal is intended to communicate your exhibition idea to the Museum Exhibitions Committee. The proposal should be clear and concise and should include the exhibition's thesis, educational intentions, intended audiences, and artwork you plan to include (with visual examples). Clarity in the articulation of your intentions for the exhibition will, in some ways, reflect its educational value for the public.

The Museum Exhibition Committee meets once a year to review all of the proposals that have been received. The committee will be reviewing proposals for the 2013/2014 exhibition calendar. All exhibition proposals must be postmarked or received at the museum by September 20, 2012.

We encourage a variety of exhibition types. All media will be considered. If you wish, you may compliment your show with a lecture and/or multimedia presentation. Exhibitor’s funding responsibilities must be secured before submitting the proposal. Individuals, group artists, and organizations may not exhibit within the Morris Graves Museum of Art more than once every three years. The Exhibition Committee reserves the right to cancel any exhibition for failure to comply with this requirement. Notification will be sent to artists regarding submitted proposals by the end February 2013.

The Committee may decide to exhibit your work with other complementary artists in a group show; however, this decision will be discussed with you prior to the scheduling of your show. Sales are encouraged, and a 40% commission will be charged on all sales. The HAC will pay the exhibitor for all sales of artwork within 30 days of the close of their exhibition.

Please contact Jemima Harr, Executive Director-Curator for more information: Phone: (707) 442-0278 ex. 205 Email: jemima@humboldtarts.org

Complete details (including proposal requirements) available on website: humboldtarts.org/exhibitionsproposals

The Morris Graves Museum of Art
636 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Twelve x Twelve

Deadline: June 16, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Twelve x Twelve
An exhibition of work in a small art format
Dragonfly Gallery

Austin, TX
July 26 – September 8, 2012

An exhibition of work in a small art format of 12” x 12”.

Open to all artists ages 18 and older. All original works created by submitting artists in the last 3 years. All mediums except film and video are eligible.

Cash Prizes:
1st Place: $200
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $50

Image & Submission Guidelines: Submit up to three works as digital images (JPEG format) on a CD.

Sales: The Dragonfly Gallery will retain a commission of 40% for any sales during or resulting from the exhibition.

Visit website for more details: www.dragonflygallerytx.com

Download Prospectus: dragonflygallerytx.com/12x12.pdf

Dragonfly Gallery
4007 Marathon Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
Phone: 512•420•9000
email: dragonflygallery@att.net

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency

Deadline: March 1, 2012 (ONLINE)

Artist Residency
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Nebraska City, NE

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE offers 2-
to 8-week residencies year-round for writers, visual artists, and music
composers. Housing, studio space, $100/week stipend are provided.

Approximately 50 residencies are awarded per year. Two deadlines each year,
March 1 for the following July through December; or September 1 for the
following January through June.

$35 application fee.

See website for complete information, guidelines and the online application
portal: www.KHNCenterfortheArts.org

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
801 3rd Corso
Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410
Phone: 402-874-9600,
Email: info@KHNCenterfortheArts.org

Port Moody Arts Centre Artist in Residence

Deadline: April 22, 2012 (RECEIVE)

Artist in Residence
Port Moody Arts Centre

Port Moody, BC
August 23, 2012 to November 10, 2012

The Port Moody Arts Centre is pleased to announce two Artist in Residence positions for emerging and established artists in the Lower Mainland. The Arts Centre will host a year-long residency in ceramics and a new 10-week residency in visual arts to provide opportunities for local artists to develop their work.

The Visual Artist in Residence will operate in a large gallery space to enable them to explore and create new work. This residency will start on August 23, 2012, and carrythrough until November 10, 2012. The recipient of this position will be provided with the unique opportunity to engage with the public in an ongoing dialogu eabout their work throughout the residency.

More information on the Artist in Residence positions, as well as the application forms, can be found on the Port Moody Arts Centre’s website at pomoarts.ca. The deadline to submit applications for the Visual Artist in Residence is April 22, 2012 at 4pm.

The Port Moody ArtsCentre inspires creativity and supports the community’s interest in artsand culture. The centre provides over 300 art programs and music lessons annually, free gallery exhibitions, and special events such as the Wearable ArtAwards and the Port Moody Festival of the Arts.

Visit website for more information: www.pomoarts.ca

Download Information Sheet: www.pomoarts.ca/2012_Visual_AIR_Information_Sheet.pdf

Download Application Form: www.pomoarts.ca/2012_Visual_AIR_Application_form.pdf

For further information please contact:
Susan Jessop
Gallery Coordinator
604.931.2008 x105

Port Moody Arts Centre
2425 St Johns Street
Port Moody, BC V3H 2B2
t 604.931.2008
f 604.931. 2052