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CALL for ENTRIES: Nothing Special

2017 June 22

Learn more about the Nothing Special exhibit from LA Photo Curator! FEED me

I am trying to lose weight.  Yes, again. I don’t really care about my size.  I am trying to get off some meds to make me less tied to doctors & pharmacists, less tied to one place, more able to travel.   Regular readers won’t be surprised to hear  I’m jones-ing for goat cheese & olives right now.  What ordinary item do you take for granted?  Is it the bacon on your BLT?  Or is it actually the mayo?  Is it the peanut butter on your PBJ? Or is it actually the drizzle of honey?  What I have learned is that I don’t often miss the star of the show.  I miss the little extra bits that keep meals from being plain or dry or ordinary.  This next Call wants to know about the ordinary bits that mean the world to you. Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from L.A. Photo Curator (online) for the Nothing Special exhibit. $20 entry, no shipping, plus art publication for ALL entrants.  What do you have to say about the ordinary, the overlooked?   I appreciate the possibilities offered by this curatorial theme…

Learn more about the Nothing Special exhibit from LA Photo Curator!

Image above by Logan Bellew

CALL for ENTRIES:
Nothing Special from
L.A. Photo Curator

“How do you make something compelling out of nothing special? This question has become compounded as the ubiquity of image-making and image-sharing has reached at an all-time peak and is steadily growing through various social media outlets. In a time when we are sharing, “liking,” and viewing more images than ever, how are you seeing & capturing the world around you?  This call is looking for well-seen images of the everyday – the benign, the boring, the overlooked.” –from Bree Lamb via laphotocurator.com

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Photography

DEADLINE: July 8, 2017 (Midnight PST)

NOTIFICATION: July 28, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to 3. 20% of artist fees go to 2 charities –½ to the curator’s choice of charity & ½ goes to the 1st place winner’s chosen charity.  Bree Lamb has chosen Union of Concerned Scientists.

CURATOR:  Bree Lamb is a working artist, editor, and educator based in New Mexico. She is the Asst. Editor at Fraction Magazine, Project Manager for Fraction Editions & Part-Time Faculty at NM State University. Lamb received her MFA in Photography from the University of NM. She is a Beaumont Newhall/Van Derek Coke Fellow and is represented by Gallery 19 in Chicago. She regularly exhibits her work & is represented by Gallery 19 (Chicago). Lamb has previously worked for Wildenstein & Company, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Fovea Exhibitions & photo technique Magazine.

AWARDS:  The curator chooses one 1st place winner, one 2nd place winner & 3 honorable mentions. The 1st place winner will receive a review by one or more curators including a Q&A about the photographer’s work. In addition, their image will be on the home page for a month. 2nd place & honorable mentions will have their image shown along with their bio, artist statement, C.V. and a link back to their website.

SALES: All sales are conducted between the artist & buyer.  There is no commission.

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CALL for ENTRIES: 2017 Blanche Ames

2017 June 21

Learn more about The Blanche Ames 2017 National Juried Art Exhibition from The Friends of Borderland!

the HERBS are always greener

Only one of my herb window pots survived the move –cilantro.  More accurately, the pots made it; the plants didn’t survive the neglect and abuse.  Except cilantro which thrived.  So, this month it is cilantro-infused everything.  It is going to take a while to get all my herbs re-started because I’m no botanist like the woman for whom this next Call is names.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from The Friends of Borderland for The Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition at the Ames Mansion Museum at Borderland State Park (North Easton, MA).  No commission, but there is also no online entry.  If you’re interested, send your snail mail entry early…

Learn more about The Blanche Ames 2017 National Juried Art Exhibition from The Friends of Borderland!CALL for ENTRIES:
2017 Blanche Ames Nat’l
from Friends of Borderland

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all U.S. artists, 18+

MEDIA:  2 & 3 dimensional work

DEADLINE:  July 8, 2017 (Note: This is NOT a postmark deadline.  The mailed entries must be received by the deadline.)

NOTIFICATION: July 18, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $40 for up to 3, $5 ea. add’l

JUROR: Theresa Ganz, artist & assistant professor in visual arts at Brown University, Providence, RI. Ganz will select works based on their own merit and must agree the artist demonstrates skill within the chosen medium. Selections to be made from 8 x 10 prints so it is imperative that quality images be submitted.

AWARDS:  1st Place $1,250, 2nd Place $500, 3rd Place $250 & Oakes Ames Botanical Art Award $200.  A full color catalog containing images of all selected works will be published. All accepted artists will receive 1 free copy.

SALES:  The Friends of Borderland retains no commission on sales.

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CALL for ENTRIES: L’Origine du Monde: Eroticism

2017 June 20

Learn more about L’Origine du Monde Eroticism from Scarlet Seven Art Gallery!FOOD without fight

Date night used to always be mussels steamed with white wine & peppercorns.  Post shellfish allergy, I find our date night regularly features ahi tuna, ripe avocado, chilled vodka & goat cheese for days.  But, since our teenager left home for his summer job & college, we’ve decided that any meal without a kid is a romantic dinner, ha.  This next Call is looking for your take on sensuality & eroticism.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Scarlet Seven Fine Art Gallery (Troy, NY) for L’Origine du Monde: Eroticism. $20 Entry, 30% commission & curator Jillian Platt has been featured by AAAD in the past.  This is a new gallery, and I am excited to see them grow.  Investigate this opportunity…

Learn more about L’Origine du Monde Eroticism from Scarlet Seven Art Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
L’Origine du Monde:
Eroticism
from
Scarlet Seven
Fine Art Gallery

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists, 18+

MEDIA:  Open to painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, hand made jewelry, textiles & encaustic

THEME:  Entries should reflect the aesthetic ideas of sensuality, desire, romanticism & eroticism

DEADLINE:  July 9, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  July 21, 2017

ENTRY FEE:  $20 for up to 5

CURATORS:  Jon Christopher Gernon has cultivated more than 25 years experience with the local arts scene, including 22 years as the former gallery director at Clement Art in Troy, NY. He has curated, installed & designed 100+ exhibitions of local, regional, national & European artists work.  A widely exhibited & collected artist himself, his work has been featured in more than fifty group & solo exhibitions in the U.S., Canada & Europe.

Jillian Platt has a BFA in painting from Boston University & a M.S. in medical illustration from Augusta University. Jillian has worked as a freelance artist creating illustrations & animations for editorial, pharmaceutical, surgical & legal communities for 20 years. Her work has been featured on PBS, as part of global advertising campaigns & has helped to win the highest product liability case in NYS. She recently curated 3 pop-up art shows in Troy, NY.

SALES:  The gallery will retain 30% commission on all sales.

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CALL for ENTRIES: Material Matters

2017 June 19

Learn more about the Materials Matter from Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)!basic BOWLS

My husband does design work for a commercial potter.  As a result, I find myself lingering over the kitchenware when I visit his office.  I am currently obsessed with the little 4-cup mixing bowls with a pour spout.  I own one in stainless steel, and it is my “go to” for small jobs like dressings, dips & marinades.  Having multiple, beautifully hand-thrown versions with a pour spout is nearly more temptation than I can take.  My inability to choose a glaze is the only thing saving me at the moment.  This next call celebrates both metal & glass, plus glass & wood.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from BWAC (Brooklyn, NY) for Material Matters.  Take advantage of 25% commission, a distinguished juror & significant cash awards.  This is a great opportunity…

Learn more about the Materials Matter from Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)!CALL for ENTRIES:
Material Matters
from BWAC

“We are surely bound by our materiality. Ours are the ‘too, too solid flesh” of the arts — actual, not virtual, art in 3 dimensions. We may be the last bastion of brilliance in designing the material world, & isn’t this the right time to celebrate that?” –from bwac.org

ELIGIBILITY: Open to U.S. artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to clay, glass, wood or metal alone or in combination.

ENTRY FEE:  $55 up to 8, $5 ea add’l until 6/25 (final) or $65 for up to 8 until July 9 (late).

DEADLINE:  June 12, 2017 (early bird) or June 25, 2017 (final) or July 9th (late)

NOTIFICATION:  August 14, 2017

JUROR:  Lilian Tone is Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art. At MoMA, she organized & curated exhibitions.  Her published work includes articles, interviews & essays in exhibition catalogues & other publications.

AWARDS:  Gold $500, Silver $250, Bronze $100 & five (5) Certificates of Merit.

SALES: BWAC will retain a 25% commission on all exhibition sales.

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CALL for ENTRIES: Int’l Miniature Show

2017 June 18

Learn more about the 13th Annual Miniature Show from the Heartland Art Guild!

a little BITE

People want to grow their own food.  It may be a fad, but I’ve got my fingers crossed that it sticks around.  There are really viable options even for those of us living in tiny spaces– from baby beetroot & dwarf kale to miniature eggplant & bell peppers.  They can all be grown in containers from seed.  You too, can tend a garden.  This next Call is all about the miniatures too.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Heartland Art Guild for the 13th Annual Miniature Show at the Miami Co. Historical Museum (Paola, KS).  All hung, *$40 entry, 30% commission & juried cash awards.  I love this opportunity…

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Learn more about the 13th Annual Miniature Show from the Heartland Art Guild!CALL for ENTRIES:
Int’l Miniature Show
from Heartland Art Guild

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:   Open to 2 & 3 dimensional art. The 1/6th rule or “in the spirit of a miniature” is encouraged; image 25″ sq. or less.

DEADLINE:  Must be shipped by June 26, 2017Note: All-hung show, juried for awards.

ENTRY FEE: Hand Delivered Work: $30 up to 3; Shipped Work: $40* up to 3; and Non-US via PayPal: $55* up to 3.  Note: Increased *fees include return packing AND postage.

JUROR: A native Kansan, Johne Richardson has received many regional & national awards for his paintings. Having worked in watercolor exclusively for 35 years, it remains his favorite medium, but in recent years he has painted in acrylic & oil. Johne finds his inspiration in anything that is flattered by the light. Johne received his BFA from the University of Kansas, worked as a Hallmark artist for 27 years, and is a painter, illustrator, teacher & writer. He lives in Overland Park, KS.

AWARDS: Best of Show & Merit Awards receive cash awards & ribbons. Other awards to be announced at a later date. All awards by juror will be final.

SALES: A 30% commission will be charged on sales. (20% for Guild members)

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: 2017 Juried Photo

2017 June 16

Learn more about the 2017 National Juried Photography Exhibition from The Academy Center of the Arts!SEASIDE treasure

Virginia is famous for ham and peanuts and even maple syrup, but I always think of crabs & oysters. My grandmother was born & reared in Virginia, and even after she moved away in her twenties, she made sure we vacationed regularly near the Chesapeake Bay to dine on the blue crab & oysters —Virginia treasures.  Among the many treasures of the Cavalier State, you’ll find the arts organization sponsoring our next call.  Investigate…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Academy Center of the Arts (Lynchburg, VA) for the 2017 National Juried Photography Exhibition.  This is a great arts organization and an excellent show opportunity.  Take a look…

Learn more about the 2017 National Juried Photography Exhibition from The Academy Center of the Arts!CALL for ENTRIES:
2017 Nat’l Juried Photo
from Academy Center
of the Arts

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists, 18+ residing in U.S.

MEDIA:  Open to photography.

DEADLINE:  June 30, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  July 24, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to 3

JUROR:  Carolyn Russo, a professional photographer and author, is a museum specialist & photographer with the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. since 1988 where she creates original photography projects, curates art exhibitions & acquires art for the museum. She has lectured internationally & was an invited participant with the U.S. Embassy in Finland. In 2016, she was an artist in residence at NES in Skagaströnd, Iceland.  Russo has a B.F.A. in photography and studied at the Massachusetts College of Art (Boston), The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond College & Heatherly School of Fine Arts (London) & the Studio Arts Center Int’l (Florence).

AWARDS: Cash awards given at the discretion of the juror.  Best of Show $1000

SALES: The Academy Center of the Arts retains 35% commission

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CALL for ENTRIES: 2017 JTNP Juried

2017 June 13

Learn more about the Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo from the Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts!YUCA, not yucca

Tapioca is an other-worldly food.  I love the pearls in pudding and starch as a thickener, but I still find it odd.  Many people think it is a grain, like wheat, but it is processed as a product of the cassava plant.  You may know it as yuca, which can be found from Brazil to Nigeria, but don’t confuse it for yucca, the similar-sounding decorative plant that is related to the Joshua Tree.  And whatever you do, don’t eat a Joshua Tree, ha. The Park behind the next Call would probably like for me to reiterate that point –don’t eat Joshua Tree; but DO make art inspired by them.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts for the 5th Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition’s Juried Exhibition at the 29 Palms Art Gallery (Twentynine Palms, CA).  This in another excellent opportunity with large cash prizes and a low commission rate…

Learn more about the Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo from the Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts!CALL for ENTRIES:
2017 Juried Exhibit
from Joshua Tree Nat’l Park
Council for the Arts

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists, 18+

MEDIA:  Open to painting, works on paper, photography, mixed media & sculpture

THEME: Art MUST depict or be inspired by the unique natural aspects of Joshua Tree Nat’l Park or its cultural history.

DEADLINE:  July 15, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  August 1, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to 3

JUROR:  Diane Best, artist, landscape painter, filmmaker specializing in non-narrative moving image work; Jenny Kane, artist & educator, painter, photographer, designer/interactive sculpture installations; and Billy Shire, founder & curator, La Luz de Jesus Gallery & Soap Plant / Wacko.

AWARDS:  First Place $1,500, 2nd Place $1,250, 3rd Place $1,000 & up to five (5) Honorable Mentions at $250 ea.

SALES:  A 35% commission on works sold during the show will be retained by JTNP Council for the Arts and 29 Palms Art Gallery.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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