Monday, July 29, 2013

Art Calls: National Listings

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5th Annual Visions of the Flint Hills Art Show & Sale - 
DEADLINE: 8/10/2013

Jury Fee: $25.00
Event Dates: 10/4/2013 - 11/29/2013


VISIONS OF THE FLINT HILLS BENEFIT AND SALE is a juried exhibit featuring art of the Flint Hills. The exhibit will run from October 4, 2013 through November 29, 2013, in the Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Partial proceeds from the event benefit a non-profit organization which promotes the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and the Flint Hills of Kansas. Open to artworks influenced by or depicting the Flint Hills geographic area in Kansas. Artists may submit up to four pieces for a $25.00 fee into any combination of four categories: Painting, Photography, 3-D and Other. Juror: Michael Albrechtson. All artwork will be juried on a piece by piece basis. All works will be 50% of sale to artist and 50% to Flint Hills Tourism Coalition, a 501(c)(3) charity.


Plants, Birds & Pollinators: Art Serving Science - 
DEADLINE: 8/11/2013

Jury Fee: $25.00


Denver Botanic Gardens and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) are pleased to announce a premier juried exhibition opportunity for GNSI members only, highlighting the subject matter of plants, birds and pollinators. Original art only (including digitally created work) in two-dimensional and three dimensional formats will be selected for exhibition. Oil or photography not accepted.


2013 Bike Rack Art, Snowmass Village, Colorado - 
DEADLINE: 8/12/2013

Jury Fee: $0.00


In honor of the USA Pro Challenge's stop in Snowmass Village, Colorado artists will have the opportunity to design one of five original bike racks to be located throughout the town. Only one design per application, each artist is allowed to submit up to 4 applications.
Sponsored by the Town of Snowmass Village and the Snowmass Arts Advisory Board, the competition offers commissions of $4,000 per bike rack, up to five artistic designs.
Art Bike rack must accommodate two (2) to four (4) bikes.

Deadline is August 12th, 2013.


City of San Jose Public Art: Environmental Artist (FOG Project) - 
DEADLINE: 8/15/2013

Jury Fee: $0.00


The City of San Jose Public Art Program is seeking an experienced artist, or artist-led team, to collaborate with the City’s Environmental Services Department and Department of Transportation to develop a community engagement protocol and pilot for education and awareness around the residential waste water system. Specifically the focus of this project is proper management of Fats, Oils, & Grease (FOG) supporting the health of the City’s waste water system infrastructure.


2013 UNC Elements Juried Ceramic Show & Sale - 
DEADLINE: 8/16/2013

Jury Fee: $30.00


DEADLINE EXTENSION to AUGUST 16. The Mariani Gallery at the University of Northern Colorado is excited to announce its first juried ceramics show highlighting Dinner Place Settings. $500 Best of Show and Purchase Awards will be presented.

Deadline Extended: Santo Foundation: Individual Artists Grants 2013 5th Anniversary - 
DEADLINE: 8/30/2013

Jury Fee: $40.00


The Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards $16,000
Deadline Extended till 8/30/13



New Events

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art: Precipice Fund - 
OPEN DATE: 8/2/2013
DEADLINE: 10/18/2013

Jury Fee: $0.00


PRECIPICE FUND GRANTS ARE ONLY OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF PORTLAND, OREGON.

Administered by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Re-granting Program, the Precipice Fund awards grants of $500 to $5,000 to unincorporated visual art collectives, alternative spaces, and collaborative projects in Portland, Oregon. Recognizing the barriers to funding faced by independent arts initiatives, the Precipice Fund seeks to support both new and existing projects emblematic of Portland’s independent, pioneering, on-the-ground art scene. THE LEAD APPLICANT ON A PRECIPICE FUND APPLICATION MUST BE A RESIDENT OF PORTLAND, OREGON.


Municipality of Anchorage: Bill Lowe Fire Station - 
OPEN DATE: 8/5/2013
DEADLINE: 9/16/2013

Jury Fee: $0.00


The art selection jury intends to commission artwork to be permanently installed at one or two locations in and around the new Bill Lowe Fire Station which will be located at the corner of the Old Glenn Highway and West Lake Ridge Drive in Chugiak, Alaska. The total budget for the artwork is $38,000. Artist's can submit two applications for either $38,000 or $19,000.


FUSION 2013 IEA International Juried Exhibition - 
OPEN DATE: 8/5/2013
DEADLINE: 9/30/2013

Jury Fee: $35.00


"Fusion: People, Passion, Place" A Juried Encaustic Exhibition. In conjunction with the 2013 IEA EncaustiCon Conference in Santa Fe, NM. $1,500 in juror awards.


REFINED VIII: Maker's Choice - 
OPEN DATE: 8/5/2013
DEADLINE: 12/9/2013

Jury Fee: $35.00


REFINED is a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University. This year’s juror is Cindi Strauss, curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibition is held at the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main Street, Nacogdoches, Texas. Application deadline: Saturday, December 9, 2013. Submissions must be made on line at https://www.callforentry.org/. Questions? 936-468-1131.


Artists At Play - 
OPEN DATE: 8/6/2013
DEADLINE: 9/4/2013

Jury Fee: $0.00


A partnership of Center Art LLC, Seattle Center and Seattle Center Foundation is seeking an experienced, local Pacific Northwest artist/design team with energy and imagination to provide design and fabrication services for the Artists At Play (AAP) Project. The Project will help reinvent and enliven the former Fun Forest North site at the heart of the Seattle Center campus. The project site is a space of approximately three acres between the EMP Museum and the Armory, just south of Memorial Stadium. The artist/team may propose on all or a specific portion of the site. The total project design and construction budget is $800,000 including artist and/or designer fees, all materials, fabrication, installation, participation in community outreach taxes and any/all permits. One artist/team will be selected following a two-stage selection process this fall. While we encourage a team approach from the outset, we will also consider proposals from individual artists who, if sho! rtlisted, will form a team prior to interviews. We seek to begin design and community outreach in fall 2013 and complete construction in 2014. The application deadline is 11pm PDT, Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

2013 "Western Trapping on The Llano"
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Fee: $15.00 (Western Trapping on the Llano)
Event Dates: 10/18/13 - 1/4/14
Entry Deadline: 8/1/13

2013 "Western Trappings on The Llano". October 18, 2013 - January 4, 2014. A 77-day juried exhibit & sale of the finest in original Western Art & Custom Trappings/Gear. This exhibit, inside the Llano County Historical Museum, promotes Western Culture and Heritage through the Exhibition and Sale of the finest in Western Art and original custom Trappings and Gear. It is a celebration of the Artists who have captured the grandeur of the American West in the creation of their art. All Art displayed during this 77-day exhibit will be for sale to the public for the duration of this exhibit. The “grand opening” for this event is on the same weekend as the 9th annual Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-Off and 24th annual Llano Heritage Days Festival. A Live Auction of Western Art, contributed by participating artists, will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Chuck Wagon Central. Guidelines and Application Details. ONLINE APPLICATIONS are Preferred at the CaFE website, ! www.callforentry.org or at Llano County Historical Museum www.llanomuseum.org/ however Paper Applications will also be Accepted. Digital jpeg Images are preferred but Professional Quality Photographs will be accepted. APPLICATIONS & IMAGES MUST BE RECEIVED. Not Later Than - August 1, 2013. 2013 “Western Trappings on The Llano”. October 18, 2013 thru January 4, 2014.


Meeker Sheep Dog Classic Art Contest 2013
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Fee: $35.00 (Meeker Sheep Dog Classic Art Contest 2013)
Event Dates: 9/4/13 - 9/8/13
Entry Deadline: 8/1/13

Meeker Sheep Dog Classic International Art Contest 2013 seeks to exhibit and auction the best sheep dog art and invites submissions that are original artwork of a reproducible medium that reflect Sheep Dog trials. This is the 26th year of the International art contest. and the 2013 First Place artwork will be the only artwork used for the 2014 Meeker Classic poster, t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and other official souvenir items. Sculptures, photographs, and digital art are not eligible. Check out last year's entries and winners at http://www.facebook.com/SheepdogArt.


35th Annual Betty Bowen Award
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Fee: $10.00 (35th Annual Betty Bowen Award)
Entry Deadline: 8/1/13

THE SEATTLE ART MUSEUM is now accepting entries for the 35TH ANNUAL BETTY BOWEN AWARD. This annual award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional and compelling work. It was established to honor Betty Bowen (1918-1977) who was an enthusiastic supporter of Northwest contemporary art. This is a juried award and the winner receives an unrestricted prize of $15,000 to further his/her career. A selection of works by the winner will be shown at the Seattle Art Museum.


WCA-CO Mixed Media Show
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Fee: $25.00 (Women's Caucus for Art of Colorado)
Event Dates: 9/12/13 - 9/29/13
Entry Deadline: 8/1/13

WCA-CO is hosting a Mixed Media show. Mixed Media is visual art that combines various distinct art media like found objects, painting, graphite, altered book, assemblage, collage or decollage. The show will be juried by Patricia Calhoun, Editor-in-Chief of Westword, a Denver weekly. Accepted artists' work will be exhibited at the Annex @ Core Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver Colorado 80204. Submissions may be no larger than 30"x24" for 2D work or no larger than 12"x12"x5' and 25 lbs for 3D work. Submit up to 3 works for $25.00. 


Portland2014 Biennial of Contemporary Art
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Entry Deadline: 8/1/13

PORTLAND2014 BIENNIAL is a major survey of Oregon visual artists who are defining and advancing our state’s contemporary arts landscape. The exhibition, staged citywide in Portland, will take place March-May 2014 and will be supported by artist and curator talks, symposia and a catalog. All Oregon artists are invited to apply. 


Dia de los Muertos
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Fee: $40.00 (Peoria Art Guild: Dia de los Muertos)
Entry Deadline: 8/5/13

Dia de los Muertos, is a first year event. Genre’s accepted range from sculpture, mixed media, metal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, digital, photography, glass, woodcraft, found object and film – contemporary to traditional, abstract interpretations to literal. Preference will be given to works that capture beauty, vibrancy, and celebration in memory of those who have passed on. Dia de los Muertos is a juried exhibit with a fully quipped sales desk and dedicated gallery sales team. The gallery accepts MC/ Visa. 


UNC Elements - 2013, Juried Ceramic Show & Sale
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Fee: $30.00 (UNC Elements - 2013, Juried Ceramic Show & Sale)
Entry Deadline: 8/5/13

Dinner Place Settings will be showcased in the University of Northern Colorado's juried ceramic exhibition.

City of Santa Clarita: Valencia Library Art Project
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Entry Deadline: 8/9/13

The City of Santa Clarita is seeking an artist (or team of artists) to create a permanent, outdoor art piece for the Valencia Library. The art work will be situated prominently on Valencia Blvd., adjacent to a driveway leading into the facility. Motorists travelling East or West on Valencia Boulevard will be able to view this art work from their vehicle. BUDGET: A budget of $14,000.00 must cover all associated costs of the project, including but not limited to, design, fabrication, materials, labor, transportation, insurance, consulting fees (such as structural engineering or testing), installation, permit fees, per diem, and taxes for both pieces. It is the responsibility of the artist to purchase all the art materials necessary to complete the project. 

NEW EVENTS

2013 - Small Works - Big Talent
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Fee: $35.00 (2013 - Small Works - Big Talent)
Entry Deadline: 8/17/13

SMALL WORK – BIG TALENT “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” - Vincent Van Gogh Las Laguna Gallery is looking for small works with big impact. There is no intended theme for the work, it just needs to fit the criteria of being “small art”. All mediums and subjects accepted. No works over 16 inches on either side, including frame, if framed. All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. From photography to fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, ink, graphite, pastels, etc. 


2013 APP Hawaii: Commemorative Sculpture - Request for Qualifications
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Entry Deadline: 8/26/13

Purpose/Goals: In accordance with Hawaii Revised Statute 103-8.5 and Act 281, SLH 2013, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Art in Public Places Program is requesting qualifications from individual artists for artwork to be commissioned for commemorative sculptures to honor the memory of the late United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye and the late United States Representative Patsy T. Mink. Through this RFQ we intend to establish a qualified pool of professional artists for consideration.