Thursday, April 02, 2015

Wild Things: Artwork with a Primal Side

Deadline: April 7, 2015 {ONLINE} or {RECEIVE}

Wild Things: Artwork with a Primal Side
Arts Council of Southeast Missouri

Gallery 100 & Lorimier Gallery
Girardeau, MO
June 5 – 27, 2015

If civilization is what separates humankind from the animal kingdom, the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri asks artists to cross that line and become uncivilized. Artists across the United States are invited to submit their works depicting the world’s Wild Things. From household pets to rainforest creatures to ocean dwellers, artwork must depict a member, real or imagined, of the animal kingdom.

Open to all area artists 18 years and older currently residing within the United States. Entries must be original, not previously exhibited at the Arts Council, or in any Arts Council sponsored Juried Exhibit. Maximum size 48” x 72”, including frame. Maximum weight: 75 lbs. Works must be framed and wired for installation. NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS. Three-dimensional pieces must fit through doorway, including frame or stand. The Juror reserves the right to disqualify any work not suitably presented, or that varies from the submitted image.

The non-refundable entry fee is $30 for up to three works (Arts Council Members pay $25) and $5.00 for each additional entry after that. There is no maximum number of entries, but no more than three works by any artist will be exhibited. Diptychs and triptychs will be considered as two or three entries.

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Arts Council of Southeast Missouri
32 N. Main St
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Etsy: Four Corners of Craft

Deadline: April 7, 2015 {ONLINE}

Etsy: Four Corners of Craft
Tent London and
London Design Festival

London, England, UK
24-27th September 2015

Four Corners of Craft is a maker development and exhibition project supported by arts and craft organisations in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. It will culminate in an exhibition to showcase great contemporary craft on Etsy, in partnership with Tent London and the London Design Festival on 24-27th September 2015.

We’re seeking high quality contemporary craft of all disciplines. Uniting regional arts/craft organisations from around the UK, selected designer-makers will benefit from professional development support and ultimately showcase and sell their work at the exhibition in London.

Lead partners include: Crafts Council, Contemporary Applied Arts, Design Trust, Craft Scotland, Creative Scotland, Craft NI, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Helfa Gelf. With support from: Arts Council of Wales, Ruthin Craft Centre, The Makers' Guild in Wales and many more incredible creative organisations around the UK.

What’s on offer?

• Selling opportunity: Selected pieces will be included in the exhibition at Tent London during London Design Festival. Etsy will curate and manage the exhibition.
• Promotional opportunity: Etsy will lead a marketing campaign to promote the exhibition (and associated makers), supported by the partner organisations involved.
• Professional development: Accessible training from the wonderful The Design Trust and signposting to local support services in the lead up to the exhibition.

To be eligible, you must: (truncated)

• Have an active Etsy shop (haven’t opened your shop yet? Don’t worry! You can get 20 FREE listings when you open your shop for this opportunity. See details below…)
• Design and make craft products in one of the following categories: Basketry, Ceramics, Fashion & Accessories, Furniture, Glass, Interior Products, Jewellery, Paper & Book Art, Printmaking, Silversmithing & Metalwork, Textiles, Woodwork.
• Be based in the United Kingdom (in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales).

Please note
• There is no participation fee for this opportunity. Etsy cannot contribute to logistical costs (delivery of work, travel, etc).
• Exhibiting sellers are not required to attend the exhibition in person. Etsy will manage curation (set up and take down) and ‘man’ the exhibition.
• Exhibitors are responsible for arranging delivery and collection of work to/from the exhibition and for dispatching sold work to buyers after the event (Etsy will process sales but work will not be taken by buyers during the show).

If you’re eligible for this opportunity and don’t currently sell on Etsy, you can open a shop in order to apply. Get started with 20 free listings! Enter the code: FOURCORNERS at (new sellers only).

We will be selecting based on your Etsy shop itself, so make sure everything is up to date and your shop is looking great. Your photography, listing descriptions and About page are particularly important. Check out the Seller Handbook and search our educational articles to help you improve your shop.

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Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak

Deadline: April 20, 2015 {ONLINE}

Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak

Kazanlak, Bulgaria
Kazanlak: June 1-30, 2015
Stara Zagora: July 2-16, 2015
Sofia: July 20-25, 2015

Now in its third edition, the Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak is an international event whose aim is to provide a platform for artists, curators, collectors and art lovers to gather and exchange ideas on the multiplicity of artistic styles, mediums and manufacturing processes that have come to characterize contemporary printmaking.

The Contemporary Miniprint invites international artists to submit works holistically addressing the diversity and open-endedness of the creative process of printmaking. As the medium is not a substitute for content, artists are encouraged to submit either traditional or experimental/digital prints which demonstrate high quality and artistic/conceptual depth.


The Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak is an annual event open internationally to all artists over the age of 18, working in traditional printmaking techniques and/or working in experimental digital printmaking and mixed media techniques.

All fine-art printmaking mediums and tendencies are acceptable, including relief, lithography, silkscreen, intaglio, monotype and original digital media. Photography and direct copy reproduction of artworks will not be accepted.


The Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak 2015 exhibition will open in Kazanlak on June 1, 2015 and will be featured at the gallery until June 30, 2015.

The complete 2015 exhibition will be showcased in Stara Zagora from July 2nd 2015 to July 16th 2015.

Additionally, the awarded works (2 joint first prizes and up to 6 honorary mentions) will be showcased in Sofia from July 20th to July 25th, 2015.

All works exhibited during the Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak will be made for sale during the integral length of the event at prices set by the each artist in his/her corresponding exhibition tabs.

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InLiquid Art and Design: Art for the Cash Poor

Deadline: April 27, 2015 {ONLINE}

Art for the Cash Poor
InLiquid Art and Design

Crane Arts Building
Philadelphia, PA
June 12–14, 2015

Art for the Cash Poor, is a fabulous annual block party-style event that allows you the chance to show and sell your work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere, that includes live music, great food, and libations. Average attendance is 2,000 visitors on Saturday + Sunday each day.

Art for the Cash Poor is open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work. All work is to be sold for $199 and below.

All participants are screened for quality and how they fit in with the event, submission does not guarantee acceptance. Artists may share a booth space at a discounted rate per each artist, each artist must be screened and accepted individually (we will not match artists for shared spaces).

Participants may signup for either the full weekend or an individual day. The Preview Night is free to participate, but to signup you must be participating Saturday and/or Sunday. Spaces are limited on Friday, and set-up on Friday will be inside the Icebox only (you may sign-up for an outside space on Saturday and/or Sunday and still do Friday inside – just be aware it is a smaller set-up space).

There is a non-refundable $15 submission fee that is due at the time of submission, this cost will be deducted from your participation fee upon acceptance. This fee covers the administrative costs associated with screening the event.

Tables may be rented for an additional $15 charge per table.

Complete details (including Vendor Fees) available on website:

Sumbit Application:

InLiquid Art and Design
1400 N. American Street #314
Philadelphia, PA 19122
p: 215-235-3405

Mendocino Art Center: Summer Art Fair 2015

Deadline: May 8, 2015 {POSTMARK}

Call for Vendors
Summer Art Fair 2015

Mendocino Art Center
Mendocino, CA
July 18-19, 2015

The Summer Art Fair is one of the Mendocino Art Center's biggest fundraisers of the year. This is your opportunity to help one of the most vital organizations on the Mendocino coast, and our opportunity to support artists with a visible and well attended retail opportunity.

Apply for a Booth Space

Hand-made original artwork in all media acceptable. Applications will be juried in order to ensure an interesting mix of mediums and works for our attendees. To apply, complete the application and include high resolution photographs (Digital or Print) of your current work along with a photo or drawing of your display.

Last year's top grossing vendors will be given the opportunity to select their booth space. All other booth spaces will be assigned by the event committee. Spaces are allocated outside on the grounds of the Art Center. They are approx. 10x10 feet. No electrical power is available.

Categories: Ceramics, Jewelry, Fine Arts, Textiles, Other

Fees: There is a $75.00 booth fee plus a 15% commission on sales. All money raised goes to support the Art Center's programs.

Complete details outlined in the Artist Application:

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

Wiseman Gallery & FireHouse Gallery: Call for Submissions

Deadline: May 15, 2015 {POSTMARK}

Call for Submissions
Wiseman Gallery & FireHouse Gallery

Rogue Community College
Grants Pass, OR
2016 Exhibit Season

The RCC Galleries present exhibits of quality artistic content that contribute to the educational environment. Our goal is to inspire appreciation, understanding and participation.

We serve our community and students with venues for fine art that will create and promote awareness of the arts and the roles art plays in our lives. The Galleries serve as a learning tool for students interested in gallery management and other course areas.

Representing a wide range of aesthetic styles, exhibits originate from throughout our region, the nation and the world. The Galleries display contemporary art that deals with significant themes of our modern world.

Entries: All media are acceptable.

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.

Deadline: The deadline for submission is postmarked May 15, 2015 Notification by June 26, 2015.

Fee: no fee

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Galleries 2016
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Highway
Grants Pass, OR, 97527
Phone: (541) 956-7241
Toll Free: 1-800-411-6508
fax 471-3588

LibertyTown Arts Workshop: HOME, a National Juried Exhibition

Deadline: May 15, 2015 {RECEIVE} or {EMAIL}

HOME, a National Juried Exhibition
LibertyTown Arts Workshop and
Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity

Fredericksburg, VA
June 5 - 28, 2015

This June we are partnering with the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity for a show we are calling Home.

The vision for this exhibition is to show what home truly means. Is it the embrace of a loved one, a roaring fire, a roof over your head? Show us where or what Home is to you.

LibertyTown will donate 10% of the jury fees and 10% of all show sales (taken out of the gallery’s commission) to the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity to assist them in their goal to build 20 houses by 2020.

1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $ 75

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and completed within the last three years.

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror(s) due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work. Work must not exceed nine feet in any dimension.

Fees (non-refundable)
1st piece (Non-member): $25
1st piece (Member): $15
Each additional piece: $5

Call details available on website:

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Artsmith Artist Residency Program

Deadline: May 31, 2015 {ONLINE}

Artsmith Artist Residency Program

Eastsound, WA
2016 Season

Artsmith is a non-profit organization promoting arts education and the creation of new works of art. Spend up to four weeks in creative focus next January on Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands. The interdisciplinary is intended as a place for cross-pollination of science/nature and the arts, and as a space conducive to the creation of new works.

Held at the historic Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast, the residency hosts up to five writers, artists, scholars, and naturalists. As guests, each fellow stays in a private room with private bath. The residency is within 1/4 mile of the beach and one mile of the main town of Eastsound, with a walking trail to both. The island is also home to two state parks and the Turtleback Mountain Preserve, as well as several beaches, so there are plenty of spaces to stretch your legs and absorb the island setting.

Available weeks in 2016:

January 3-9
January 10-16
January 17-23
January 24-30

Visual artists, please note that Artsmith does not have artist studios, much as we wish we did. As a result, the residency is best-suited for artists who do not require use of a studio. If in doubt, please email us at to inquire.

Application Fee: $35.00

The Artsmith Peer Review Panel, comprised of artists, writers, and scholars, assesses applications based primarily on two main criteria:

1. How well the proposed work will benefit from the residency setting
2. Do the statement of intent and work sample reflect originality and evidence of significantly refining craft or pushing the boundaries of craft

The makeup of the Peer Review Panel changes each year, but is always selected to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the residency.

Complete residency details available on website:

Submit application online by May 31, 2015 the via Submittable page:

Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast
1459 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, WA 98245

Center for Art in Wood: Call for Chairs (open to all media)

Deadline: July 3, 2015 {RECEIVE} or {EMAIL}

Call for Chairs
Center for Art in Wood
The Furniture Society

Philadelphia, PA
May 1–July 23, 2016

The Center for Art in Wood, in Philadelphia, PA, US, is partnering with The Furniture Society to organize an exhibition that showcases contemporary seating. The jurors will consider chairs, stools, and benches of all kinds — functional, sculptural and conceptual. Pieces submitted for consideration should be produced since 2000 and have a basis in wood either in actual practice or theory. All media will be considered.

Artists are encouraged to imagine, dream, and experiment. Collaborations are welcome, as are videos, installations, and performances. The concept of seating should be pondered and dissected with an eye toward the needs and the nature of the 21st century.

The exhibition will run May 1–July 23, 2016 at The Center for Art in Wood, concurrent with The Furniture Society’s annual conference, which meets next year in Philadelphia. Selected works will be included in an accompanying full color publication and must be available for the length of the show. All makers will be notified in advance if a national tour can be organized.

Nicholas R. Bell, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Senior Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, with research interests in American craft, decorative art in America from the 17th–21st centuries, folk and self-taught art, and theories of material culture.

Ben Colman, Assistant Curator, Florence Griswold Museum, where his focus is the history of American painting, decorative arts and craft.

Hank Gilpin, full-time furniture maker, interior designer, and landscape designer

Susie Silbert, New York based curator, writer, and historian with a background in craft and design

ENTRY FEE (for up to 3 works/proposals)
$30, current members of the Center and/or The Furniture Society
$40, non-members
$30, artist who also submits a new or renewed membership to the Center ($55) or The Furniture Society ($65)
$25, students with ID

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The Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106