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The Big Draw

ebruary 26-28 2016
Catalyst Gallery 137 Main St
Beacon NY

The Big Draw is a pop-up art sale that gives artists the opportunity to sell fixed-price works on paper at a gallery in Beacon NY. ANY medium on paper- drawing, painting, collage, photography, mixed media, etc will be considered. The Big Draw will be juried by a panel of artists.
 
There is NO FEE to enter

http://bigdrawbeacon.weebly.com/

Fashion
For National artists
 

An exhibition celebrating the fusion of fine art + fashion

DEADLINE:  January 31, 2016  - 11 PM PST
 

CaFÉ Submission: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3115&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

FASHION is an exhibition of visual art running from March 5 – 27, 2016 produced by The Studio Door.

Fine Art and Fashion often travel together. From canvases with wet paint oozing off of Gucci labels to fashion photography, where does fashion fit into your fine art? The Studio Door is seeking artwork that represents fashion, the fashion world, fashion icons and haute couture for this fabulous exhibition.  Unlock your unique vision to showcase the domain of the fashion world through your artwork.

JUROR: The juror for this exhibition is fashionably late ... the juror for this exhibition will be announced shortly.



Deadline: 01-31-2016
The Studio Door
San Diego, CA

Contact: Patric Stillman
email: foralleknow@thestudiodoor.com
Phone: 619.255.4920
Website: www.thestudiodoor.com

Call for Entries: WAYSIDES
For International artists
Natural wonders, scenic overlooks, roadside attractions, iron hand pumps that gush cold water, sweetcorn stands at the height of summer, fiberglass cows, Wisconsin waysides are more than just places of respite for weary travelers. Nixes of memory and regional identity, they are indicators that we are home, or almost there.

Based on the Wisconsin term for roadside rest stops familiar to travelers, WAYSIDES celebrates the history and natural landscape of our state and is meant to inspire works that contain feelings of nostalgia, personal memories, and cultural references.

This call invites all artists– professional or avocational– to submit an original, two- or three-dimensional work inspired, literally or metaphorically, by the idea of Wisconsin waysides. As part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s upcoming series, ON WISCONSIN, this exhibition is open to all those who call Wisconsin “home.” 

Total dimensions of the work may not exceed 12 x 12 x 12 inches.

Must be 18 years and older to participate.



Deadline: 01-30-2016
John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Sheboygan, WI

Contact: Emily Schlemowitz
email: eschlemowitz@jmkac.org
Phone: 920.458.6144
Website: http://www.jmkac.org/index.php/callsforentry2/waysides

 

Public Art Commissions at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen in Gary, IN
For International artists
 

 

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen
Extended Deadline: January 19, 2016

ArtHouse Artistic Director Theaster Gates and project leadership seek qualifications from artists and designers interested in creating temporary, original, site-responsive public artwork(s) for ArtHouse, an underutilized 15,000 square foot facility undergoing renovations in downtown Gary, Indiana. The re-imagined space will be ushered by two public art commissions, Illumination and Surface, each appealing to the catalytic power of art.

Applicants may submit their qualifications until January 19, 2016 on Slideroom at uchicago.slideroom.com.

For more information on the RFQ, including guidelines for submission, ArtHouse site images, profile of the City of Gary, RFQ disclosures, and more about the Bloomberg Public Art Challenge, please visit http://arthousegary.com/publicart/ andhttps://uchicago.slideroom.com/#/login/program/29176

Site location: 411 E 5th Ave., Gary, IN 46402

Theaster Gates video invitation: https://vimeo.com/151178519

 



Deadline: 01-19-2016
ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen
Gary, IN

Contact: ArtHouse
email: arthousegary@gmail.com
Phone: 
Website: http://arthousegary.com/

 

 

The Call to Artists is now open for Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles en Outaouais 2016

The call to artists for the Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles en Outaouais 2016 is open to Canadian, international, established, young and emerging fibre and textile artists. 

Deadline for proposals: November 25

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TEXTILE ARTIST RESIDENCY

DFR offers textile artists the opportunity to learn digital embroidery and laser cutting/ engraving in addition to other CNC related processes that are impacting textile studio art. 

DFR offers an Online Program, 3 Day Onsite Program and Hybrid Program.

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SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENT FIBER TRENDS 2016 – CALL FOR ENTRIES

All students working in textile techniques are encouraged to enter up to three works in Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends 2016.  Strictly for undergraduate and graduate students in the Southeast, the exhibition will focus on trends and creative works in fiber art and will be held at the Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University in Murray, KY. Click on the link below for details and to enter the exhibition. Entries are due by March 15, 2016.

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3047&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

All accepted entries will be eligible for First-, Second-, and Third- Place prizes of $800, $500, and $300, respectively.  Honorable Mention and additional prizes will also be awarded. Arturo Alonzo Sandoval will jury the entries and select the award winners. Entry fees are affordable at $15 for current members of SEFAA and $25 for non-members (which includes a 1-yr student membership in SEFAA).

Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends 2016 is jointly sponsored by the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) and Murray State University Galleries.

 

 


Smithsonian Craft Show 2016
Smithsonian Women’s Committee
National Building Museum
Washington DC
April 20-24, 2016

 

The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts and design. Three jurors who are experts in the field and newly selected each year choose 120 artists from a large pool of applicants. Previous exhibitors must re-apply each year. No one is grandfathered into the show. There is no quota for any category of Craft Art. Artists are selected on the basis of the originality, artistic conception, and quality of their work. The show is produced by the Smithsonian Women's Committee. Proceeds from the Show fund grants that benefit the Smithsonian's education, outreach, and research programs.

The Show does not charge sales commissions. However, accepted artists are encouraged to donate an item for the Craft Show’s on-line auction, raffle, or other fund-raising initiatives, proceeds of which benefit the Smithsonian.


ELIGIBILITY: (truncated)

All work submitted to the Smithsonian Craft Show must be created and made in the United States.

The Smithsonian Craft Show is looking for one-of-a-kind and limited edition objects that have been conceived and perfected by the artist's own hands and created in the artist’s studio. 

Re-purposed materials, including found objects, are being used as art material to make some craft pieces. This is a desirable practice, and artists who incorporate re-purposed materials are encouraged to specify this in their statements.

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Call for ART
Sculpture on 73rd Ave - Public Art on Loan
$500 Stipend for each artist accepted in
to the program
Three Sculptures have been purchased
from this program since its origination in
2010
The recently renovated park (7/2014) is
located in Westminster’s only designated
arts district
In 2001 City Council required public
developers include public art in all nonresidential
projects ... and commercial
develpments are on the rise

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2015 International Juried Exhibition

EXHIBITION DATES: November 6 – December 12, 2015

JUROR: Margaret O’Reilly

AWARDS
Special Exhibitions Committee Award: Solo Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100

ENTRY FEE
$35 for up to three entries
$25 for CCA Members and Art Educators
Entry fees are non-refundable

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday, September 7, 2015

SPECIFICATIONS
The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging and no larger than 60″ X 60″. Free-standing pieces may not exceed 32″ X 48″ X 60″ and/or weigh more than 75 lbs. Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit.

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NORTHEAST CERAMIC SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
Organization

Art Centro/ Mid-Hudson Heritage Center
Website

http://www.artcentro.org
Country

United States
Location

Poughkeepsie, NY
Opportunity Type

Call for Entry/Open Call
Opportunity Discipline

Sculpture
Application Fee

$35.00
Application Deadline

06/15/2015
Description

                        An exhibit juried by ceramic artist, Tim Rowan, opening November 7th, 2015 at Art Centro in Poughkeepsie, NY.
                    

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

                        All Northeast-based artists (including students studying in the Northeast or from the Northeast) are invited to submit ceramic sculpture (and mixed media which is primarily ceramic) to the Northeast Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition between June 15th and September 15th, 2015. Works will be selected by juror and ceramic artist, Tim Rowan, and an Opening Reception will be held on November 7th, 2015. 

Application fee: $35 for 3 images. You may submit 3 images of 3 separate works, or you can use your extra spaces for detail images of one work. If you would like to submit more than 3 images you may apply more than once.

Delivering (or shipping) and insuring artworks in transit are the sole responsibility of the artist. Adequate packaging and return postage are required for any shipped works. 

Size limitation: No longer than 36 inches in any dimension. Work meant to hang on a wall must be ready to hang.

Sponsored Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception on November 7th.

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BEAUTIFUL GALLERY LOOKING FOR ARTISTS, PERFORMERS & FILMMAKERS
Organization

Rabbithole Projects
Website

http://www.rabbitholeprojects.com
Country

United States
Location

Brooklyn, NY
Opportunity Type

Call for Entry/Open Call
Opportunity Discipline

All Disciplines
Description

CALL FOR ENTRY / OPEN CALL
We are offering our gallery space for $100. All sales are 100% yours. We take no commissions. You can sell tickets if you like. We have minimal staff, so you will be responsible for hanging and organizing your evening, as well as clean up.

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REALLY AFFORDABLE ART SHOW - NATIONAL JURIED SHOW NYC
Organization

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)
Website

http://bwac.org/
Country

United States
Location

Brooklyn, NY
Opportunity Type

Call for Entry/Open Call
Opportunity Discipline

All Visual Arts
Application Fee

$65.00
Application Deadline

08/29/2015
Description

This is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone. Thousands of NY art lovers and collectors will see your work up close and personal. It is time to expand your collector base in NYC.  To make it easy for new collectors, all work submitted must be for sale at $499 or less.  You will get 75% of the selling price.

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FJORD OPEN CALL
Organization

FJORD Gallery
Website

http://www.fjordspace.com
Country

United States
Location

Philadelphia, PA
Opportunity Type

Call for Entry/Open Call
Opportunity Discipline

All Visual Arts
Application Fee

$20.00
Application Deadline

07/31/2015
Description

FJORD Gallery is happy to announce an Open Call for our 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, which will take place from September 4 - September 26th, 2015.  The deadline for submission is July 31st, 2015 at midnight.

This exhibition will be juried and curated by current FJORD members.  We are particularly interested in works by emerging artists that push against the constraints of medium, working space, time, and capital, that pose timely and courageous questions, and that present a challenging or experimental approach to making.

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To see the full list of opportunities we have collected that are international opportunities that are great opportunities for artists, designers working in fibers, textiles and surface design from gallery representation, to open calls, design challenges and more. Learn more about the FTSDR Opportunities listings