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CALL for ENTRIES: City Life

2014 October 29

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OUZO

City life means access to international food.  I’m meant to live in the country.  It is just the way I am wired.  My town has a population of approximately 3500 people.  The downside?  The only thing close to international fare is Thai (which I love), Mexican, Italian & Japanese.  When someone suggests a trip to Asheville (about an hour from me), I start salivating for the taste of goat skewers.  I don’t see bumper to bumper traffic or crowded parking lots or tall office buildings.  That’s my perspective.  This next Call wants YOUR views on city life.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Don’t Take Pictures (art publication) for City LifeDon’t Take Pictures is a biannual print, online & tablet-ready magazine. NO entry fee; PLUS, they are one of our sponsors! Make us proud…

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Learn more from Don't Take Pictures!CALL for ENTRIES:
City Life

 

Don’t Take Pictures exists to showcase the work of emerging photographers. In addition to publishing photographers in print & online in their monthly columns, they are now publishing online quarterly exhibitions.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Photography

DEADLINE:  November 21, 2014

ENTRY FEE:  None

AWARDS:  Inclusion in the upcoming City Life exhibition. The exhibit will be published online from November 25 – February 24.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Mind, Spirit & Emotion

2014 October 28

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SPRINKLES

Hello, my name is Rachel, and I am an emotional eater.  I own it most days.  I have learned to indulge the tendency with care.  Potato chips and dip are fine after an occasional day of stress as long as it isn’t a daily ritual.  Also, I’ve learned to be more discerning about the potato chips and dip I chose, of course.  I find that my celebration eating is far worse than my stress eating though.  I am wishing lots of celebration cupcakes for the five of my readers (fingers crossed) that make the cut for this next Call.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Art-Competition.net (online) for Mind, Spirit & Emotion — a FIVE artist group show.  If you are looking to increase your web exposure, take a look at the marketing efforts for those included in this show.  This is a great opportunity…

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Learn more from art-competition.net!CALL for ENTRIES:
Mind, Spirit & Emotion

 

ELIGIBILITY:  All artists age 18+

MEDIA:  2-D artwork created in any medium (paint, drawing, digital, collage, photography, etc.) and expressed from realism to abstract images.

THEME:  The visual narrative of the artist’s work should reveal their mind, spirit and emotion in the artwork.  The work should express the subject through the artist’s emotions, whether it is bold energy, subtle expression, mystery deepened or revealed, inner beauty, or a unique vision.

DEADLINE:  November 10, 2014

NOTIFICATION:  November 14, 2014

ENTRY FEE:  $30 for 2, $10 ea add’l

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Chroma

2014 October 24

Learn more from Gallery 263!better & brighter
ROOTS

I spent the majority of my life hating beets, but I was so very wrong.  They are my favorite color on the planet; that should have been my first hint.  The beautiful shade of purplish-red found in sugar beets was the first clue that they held an earthly luscious quality not to be missed.  Roasted or pickled, warmed or chilled, I can’t get enough of them now.  This next Call wants to know all you love about hue and saturation.  Let them see your best…

Check out this Call for Entries from Gallery 263 (Cambridge, MA) for the Chroma Exhibit.  The entry fee is only $25, and the space is beautiful.  Take a look…

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Learn more from Gallery 263!CALL for ENTRIES:
Chroma

 

A national juried exhibition of work on hue, saturation and value. Apply to Chroma at Gallery 263 with your most glowing, blushing, luscious artwork in any medium.

ELIGIBILITY:
Open to all artists in the US

MEDIA: 
All media will be considered

DEADLINE:  December 7, 2014

NOTIFICATION:  December 15, 2014

ENTRY FEE:  $25 for up to 3, $40 for 4-6.

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JUROR:  Lynda Schlosberg is a Boston-based abstract artist who creates intricate and process-oriented paintings that are constructed using a series of interwoven layers of meticulous repeating patterns of dots, dashes, and grids using highly saturated, vibrant and illusory colors. It is through her skillful utilization of color theory and pattern that she constructs spatial illusions that expand and recede simultaneously, when viewed, fully exercise the mind and the eye.

Schlosberg received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, and her BFA from Ohio University College of Art. She is represented by Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland, ME and by Kingston Gallery in Boston. She has recently partnered with the non-profit Art in Giving. She maintains a studio in Waltham, MA.

SALES:   All proceeds from art sales go to the artist. Gallery 263 acts as the liaison between the artist and any parties interested in purchasing artwork.  However, they do suggest a 30% donation to the gallery from any sales made.

For complete details, Download the Prospectus!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Cosmos

2014 October 23
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space
FOOD

I never thought about what astronauts ate when I was little, but I was disturbed that all they had to drink was Tang–or so I thought, ha.  Gone are the days of strictly canned or freeze-dried foods in space.  Now, those travelers have fresh fruits, vegetables and even waffles and scones.  But, I think being faced with irradiated meat might make me a vegetarian in short order.  This next Call contemplates the entirety of the cosmos, not just the menu.  Investigate!

Check out this Call for Entries from Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Solomons, MD) for Cosmos: imagining the universe.  Gorgeous space, fantastic jurors & great art, time and time again, only $25 for entry.  Take a look…

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Learn more about the TOYS show at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center!CALL for ENTRIES:
Cosmos

 

This exhibit invites artists to envision the mysteries of the universe, both scientific and fantastical, theoretical and fictional, real and imagined.  How do artists render the work of scientists, authors, explorers, astronomers, cartoonists, Trekkies, LARPers, astrologers, and philosophers? This exhibit embraces not only what science has revealed about space, but what humans have imagined about the cosmos.  From the results of scientific inquiry to the creative minds of science fiction authors and fans, this exhibit celebrates how space has stimulated human understanding and creativity.  From the big bang theory to worm holes and warp speed, artists are invited to submit works that bring to life what we know of space and what we imagine.  The goal is to assemble a vibrant and diverse selection of works that speak to our fascination with the cosmos.  –from prospectus

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists working in the US

Learn more from the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center!MEDIA:  Open to all media

DEADLINE:  December 5, 2014

NOTIFICATION:  December 15, 2014

ENTRY FEE:  $25 for up to 4

JUROR: The exhibit will be juried by a 1-2 member panel; typically, one member of the panel is drawn from the Smithsonian Institution.

AWARDS: Annmarie will present cash awards to outstanding work. Jurors will review installed works (not application images) for award selection. Award amounts are contingent upon sponsorship; typically there are at least 3 awards ranging from $250 – $500 ea.  All award winning artists will receive an invitation for a solo or group show.

SALES: Annmarie will retain a 40% commission of the listed sale price.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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FEATURED ARTIST: Anna Agoston

2014 October 21

Learn more about Featured Artist Anna Agoston!CHAMPAGNE, PLEASE
hold the pie

‘Tis the season of the pumpkin.  And because I live in the Great Smoky Mountains, it is also the season of the over-saturated photograph.  So many people come to the region to see the over-the-top leaf colors, that local photographers want to give them a piece of that color to take home with them.  For me, I’m okay the the decay of it all.  Dropping leaves will give way to a brown and gray-dappled stick forest that will soon be frosted with snow and infused with crisp air.  You can have the pumpkins & neon trees, thanks.

Learn more about Featured Artist Anna Agoston!I am not alone though. The work of this month’s artist proves that someone sees growth in the very structure of it all, not just in the window-dressing of color.  The work is black and white, but the presence of color is unmistakeably present.

ArtAndArtDeadlines.com is proud to claim Anna Agoston as this month’s Featured Artist. This work spotlights nature’s abundance and ceaseless growth.  These images are representative on the surface, but leave the viewer with an abstract notion of structure.  Just stunning…

FEATURED
ARTIST:

Anna Agoston

 

Anna Agoston is resident of Brooklyn, New York, but she was born and raised in Paris, France.  Always passionate about art, she qualified as an architect DPLG (government-certification) at the Ecole d’Architecture Paris Malaquais, and went on to earn the M.Arch.II degree in architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design

Untitled 46 by Featured Artist Anna Agoston!

While at Harvard, Agoston studied fine art photography under Professor Jim Dow of the Department of Visual and Environmental studies, and photographed her first series, “Dorm.”

In October 2013, Anna made her lifelong passion, fine art photography, her main professional occupation.

Are you self-taught or formally instructed as a photographer?   I am a self-taught artist. I went to architecture school. I did take a couple of classes in photography, but I learned most of what I do at home and on my own.”

Will you talk about your process?  Do you go out and look for material to photograph, or are you strictly an opportunist?  “I am always on the lookout for my subjects. I walk around looking at plants and studying them. When I find a subject, I take pictures, and often go back the next day to take more. I often discover what it is that I love about my subject while taking the picture. Untitled #46 (pictured left) is an example of a subject of which I took hundreds of photographs before getting the right shot.”

Untitled #29 by Featured Artist Anna Agoston!Why does your work focus on nature?  Why not faces, animals or even architectural elements.  That’s a great question! In March 2013, I was laid off from a stressful and time-consuming job.  Buds, stems and leafs were sprouting.  And it was as though I had never seen spring before!  I needed to somehow contain this new excitement in my art.

“As I took photographs I started to understand just what it was that I loved in my newly-identified subject.  I loved the shapes, the textures, and the fact that natural elements evoked human behaviors.”

Most artists have something to say—something they are trying to get across to viewers. You have stated that you “want them to see and feel things independently”.  Can you tell me why?

“I believe I have a lot to say.” 

“But I choose to say it with the image and without the use of a title.  I believe that words channel people’s perception, and I want people to see and feel things without being influenced.”

Untitled #145 by Featured Artist Anna Agoston!What style or school of art do you think work fits into?  I think of my work as abstract, because there is a departure from reality.  I take photographs of living elements found in nature, but I distill certain aspects of the element.  The distilled or abstracted is what I show to the viewer.”

Is there any artist, living or dead, that has most influenced your work?  Constantin Brâncuși’s work was about the idea, and the essence of things. He distilled the essence from the environment.”

What if your favorite food? After all, it IS a food-themed blog?  I love a thin slice of toasted rye, with a little butter, a sliver of smoked salmon and lemon. Add champagne and it’s simply perfect!”  Oh, this sounds delightful!

How about snack foods?  “I don’t snack.”  Um, okay.  I never know what to say  other than, “Really? Why? That makes me so sad.”

What’s coming up next for you? I have my twelfth juried group show this year coming up at the Vivid Solutions Gallery from November 7 to December 19, 2014.  I am excited as the exhibition will take place during FotoWeek DC. The exhibition will feature two of my photographs as well as my self-published book ‘Untitled Vol.1′.”

Thank you, Anna, for seeing growth even in decay.

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CALL for ENTRIES: Body

2014 October 19

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FOOD

There are 5 key foods, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, that are the best way to your best body: green beans, salmon, blueberries, watermelon & tomatoes.  There are worse things to eat, for certain, but what would our “best” bodies feel like?  What would they look like?  I think most of us have no idea; I certainly don’t.  This next Call will help YOU explore the idea of the body.

Check out this Call for Entries from PH21 Gallery (Budapest, Hungary) for Body. This is a great international opportunity. You can enter 3 images for only $12.74 (€10), & you don’t have to ship your work. The deadline is fast approaching, don’t miss this one…

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Learn more from Gallery PH21!CALL for ENTRIES:
Body

 

ELIGIBILITY:
Open to all artists

MEDIA: Photography fitting the “Body” theme broadly construed; the human body may be portrayed in various genres.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 midnight (UTC+01, Central European Time) *NOTE: This is between 4 to 8pm in the US depending on where you live.

Learn more from Gallery PH21!NOTIFICATION: All entrants will be notified 7-10 days after the deadline.

ENTRY FEE: €10 ($12.74) for up to 3, €15 ($19.12) for up to 5, €20 ($25.49) for up to 7, & €25 ($31.86) up to 10.

JUROR: Zsolt Bátori is a philosopher of art and photographer, living in Budapest. He has taught philosophy of art and photography theory courses at various universities in the United States and Hungary. Zsolt is also the founder and director of PH21 Gallery.

AWARDS: 1 juror’s choice & up to 3 honorable mentions will be selected. The juror’s choice receives 3 free entries for any upcoming themed group exhibition calls at PH21 Gallery.

SALES: Gallery commission is 25%. Exhibition prints will be kept on file for future sale and promotion for the photographer, unless the photographer prefers some other arrangement. In case of a sale inquiry the photographer will be contacted. (Submitted photographs, however, do not have to be for sale, & exhibit prints won’t be sold; they are for exhibition and promotion purposes only.)

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Embracing our Differences

2014 October 15

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SOUR?

There’s a battle brewing in my house.  We live within 15 miles of two apple orchards.  We only have room for a 5lb. bag of apples each week.  This time of year, Crispins (green/golden apples) get my vote, while my husband seems single-mindedly obsessed with Braeburns (red apples).  I don’t care what color they are, but red apples tend to be sweeter.  We’ve finally taken to trading off weeks.  On my weeks, I get to eat my slightly sour raw green apples; on his weeks, we make apple tarts, pies & crisps out of the red variety.  I’m trying to embrace our differences–like the them of this next Call.  Take a look…

Check out this great Call for Entries for the Annual Embracing our Differences Exhibit in Sarasota, FL.   Your work on a billboard, no entry fee & $3000 in awards.  Don’t miss this opportunity…

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Ambiface by Jovana Kolić

CALL for ENTRIES:
Embracing our Differences

 

Final selections will be chosen based on artistic excellence and originality in reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.”  This may include, by way of suggestion only, any one or more of the following: appearance, racial differences, physical or mental impairment, language, religious or cultural differences, environmental stewardship, social economic status, sexual orientation or identity, positive attitude, inclusiveness, self-acceptance, taunting and bullying, confrontation, human rights and equality, understanding and kindness, empowerment or any other topic which you believe furthers the theme of “enriching lives through diversity.” — from embracingourdifferences.org

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA:  2 Dimensional work including but not limited to photography, digital, collage, drawing, painting, etc.

DEADLINE:  January 6th, 2015

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The World’s Family Tree by Livy Long

NOTIFICATION: Winning selections will be announced online at their website by mid-March, 2015

ENTRY FEE:  None

AWARDS:   A total of $3,000 USD will be presented in the form of three separate awards – $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult;” “Best-in-Show Student;” and the “People’s Choice.”

JURY PROCESS:  Both “Best-in-Show” awards will be granted by a three-judge panel of art professionals. The “People’s Choice” award will be determined by visitors to the exhibits.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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