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CALL for ENTRIES: Art of Brands (Spring)

2015 February 22

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my italian
HERO

What would we do without the iconic dishes that make up the safety net?  You know the ones…everyone likes some version of it.  They tend to be my “go to” meals on nights when I have to plan in advance.  Since I don’t know what anyone will be in the mood for, I hit the highlights.  Tonight is spaghetti night.  No matter who is coming, I can cover vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free if need be.  This Call is all about iconic art categories.  Please investigate this one.  If you work in 2-D, there is probably a way to make this work for you

Check out this Call for Entries from Art of Brands (a new AAAD sponsor) for Iconic Images.  There is no entry fee, and this could be a great way to earn money from your art.  Take a look…

*Editor’s Note:  So many of you have talked to me about selling your work w/o being bogged down running a gallery or about art fairs or gallery representation.  I know you often leave the conversation not feeling like nothing is accessible.  I like THIS opportunity.  If you work in 2-D, don’t dismiss this Call.  Some of you might consider simply doing what you already do but direct some content to suit this purpose.  It won’t be for everyone, but I think it is a valid option for a lot of you.

Learn more from Art of Brands!CALL for ENTRIES:
Art of Brands
(Spring)

 

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Open to 2 Dimensional work including drawing, painting, illustration, printmaking, photography, digital art, mixed media, etc.

THEME:  Favorite interests (car, city, kids, gaming, sports, technology, wine, etc.) or specific, iconic brands (Alfa Romeo, Concord, celebrities, etc).  Art of Brands is just beginning to fill out their categories, so be sure to let them know if you have work that you think might fit but isn’t currently represented.

Learn more about Art of Brands!DEADLINE:  Ongoing entries wanted. *For my favorite artistic procrastinators, don’t worry, I’ll post this Call for Entries at least once per quarter for a while just in case you are too busy to enter today.

NOTIFICATION:  Within 72 hours of completing the sign-up process

ENTRY FEE:  No entry fee

CURATORS:  A committee of members with backgrounds in art

SALES:  For reproductions (like paper, canvas, di-bond, acrylic/plexi glass) the commission rate is 20%.  Art of Brands also sells originals.  Commission for originals is higher & is discussed with artists individually and separately from the reproduction work. Payments for sales are made to artists on a quarterly basis.

For complete details, Check out Art of Brands online!

Learn more about Art of Brands!*Editor’s Note: If you have read the personal portion of this post, CALL for ENTRIES: Art of Brands (Spring), anywhere other than by email subscription or on ArtAndArtDeadlines.com, it has been published without permission and is considered theft.

CALL for ENTRIES: Instamatic

2015 February 11
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image credit to ohmyveggies.com

kiss my
GRITS

Everyone wants everything yesterday.  Sometimes slow is better than instant.  No instant grits. (But I ♥ this hot recipe from ohmyveggies.com instead.)  No instant oatmeal (mush).  But, this next Call is proof that some things are made all the more fantastic–instantlyTake a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Don’t Take Pictures (art publication) for Instamatic.  This is a gorgeous biannual print, online & tablet-ready magazine. Did I mention no entry fee? Make us proud…

*Editor’s Note: If you have read the personal portion of this post, CALL for ENTRIES: Instamatic, anywhere other than by email subscription or on ArtAndArtDeadlines.com, it has been published without permission and is considered theft.

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

 

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:  Instant film photography

DEADLINE:  February 22, 2015

ENTRY FEE: None

AWARDS: Inclusion in the upcoming Instamatic exhibition. The exhibit will be published online from February 25 – May 26.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: All Watercolors

2015 February 10

Learn more from art-competition.net!WATER
hold the bottle

I have never been a water drinker.  I prefer cold-brewed, black tea–decaf, no ice.  But, I do force myself to drink a few glasses a day.  But I never cease to be amazed by the bizarre marketing methods used to sell water to us at a premium.  You can buy water from melted icebergs, from springs at the base of Mt. Figi & even from the demilitarized zone between North & South Korea.  This next Call leaves the source of your water to you.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Art-Competition.net (online) for All Watercolors. $15 entry, & the prize packages are thoughtful & actually useful. Take a look

*Editor’s Note: If you have read the personal portion of this post, CALL for ENTRIES: All Watercolors, anywhere other than by email subscription or on ArtAndArtDeadlines.com, it has been published without permission and is considered theft.

Learn more from art-competition.net!CALL for ENTRIES:
All Watercolors

 

ELIGIBILITY: All artists age 18+

MEDIA: Watercolor

THEME: “All Watercolors”  is open to all watercolors– traditional to contemporary.

DEADLINE:  March 2, 2015

NOTIFICATION:  March 6, 2015

ENTRY FEE: $15 for 1, $30 for 3, $60 for 7

AWARDS: 1st Place: $500 cash & other awards valued at $5200. 2nd place: $125 cash & other awards valued at $1625. 3rd Place: $75 cash. 4th Place: $50 cash. 5th Place: $25 cash.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: The Book as Work of Art for All

2015 February 6

Learn more from Autonomie Projects!THAI
me up

Cookbook authors have my number.  Make the food look fantastic on the cover, and I’ll buy it.  Yes, I judge books (some books) by their covers.  I recent bought quick & easy thai.  I’m just going to say that my judgement of the cover resulted in sticky rice with mangoes.  It was worth it.  This next Call encourages you to judge books by their covers as well.  Sometimes is just WORKS…

Check out this Call for Entries from Autonomie Projects for The Book as a Work of Art for All.  Small works AND open to many media & interpretations.  This one sounds inspiring…

*Editor’s Note: If you have read the personal portion of this post, CALL for ENTRIES: The Book as a Work of Art for All, anywhere other than by email subscription or on ArtAndArtDeadlines.com, it has been published without permission and is considered theft.

Learn more from Autonomie Projects!CALL for ENTRIES:
The Book as
a Work of Art
for All

This Artist Call invites artists to explore a panoply of creative interpretations of the book cover as a two-dimensional artwork, or of the book cover as a three-dimensional conceptualized art object.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Various Media:  Drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage & mixed media.  Max size 10” W x 13”H x 6”D

DEADLINE:  February 22, 2015

NOTIFICATION:  March 4, 2015

ENTRY FEE: $25 for 1 & $40 for two

CURATORS:  Autonomie Projects’ curatorial team of Chelle Barbour, M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices, USC and Vincent Johnson, MFA Art Center College of Design, will select the works for both its gallery space, electronic catalog and virtual gallery space on-line exhibition.

SALES:  Sales are encouraged. Artists receive 50% of the sale price.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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FEATURED ARTIST: Emilyann Gachko

2015 February 5

Learn more from Photographer and Featured Artist Emilyann Gachko!CHEESE,
not stinky

With the arrival of February, I find myself restless and ready to move on.  My family is on the cusp of big changes, and I am finding it hard to do more than hold my breath and wait.  The problem with that is that the changes aren’t going to happen in any real way for two years.   I can’t hold my breath for two years–literally or figuratively.  I like aged cheese, but two year in my fridge would not be a good thing, really.

This month’s artist shows both gratitude for “right now” as well as hope for the future.   Her work explores the both comfort and the claustrophobia associated with staying where you are–without denying the need to go.

Learn more from Photographer and Featured Artist Emilyann Gachko!

ArtAndArtDeadlines.com is proud to claim Emilyann Gachko as this month’s Featured Artist.  This work calls attention to self-expression through your personal landscape.  It can’t be all cheddar for everyone all the time, folks.  To be fair, there’s also mozzarella and brie and Stilton and...

FEATURED
ARTIST:

Emilyann Gachko

Emily Gachko was raised in Cranford, New Jersey–where all the shooting for her current project has taken place.  Gachko majored in Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography at Ramapo College of NJ –winnging Best in Show with her Senior Thesis Exhibition.  She aspires to get her MFA in Photography and teach photography at the collegiate level.  Gachko currently lives in Spring Lake, New Jersey, where she has a variety of jobs teaching kids and and working with horses.

Learn more from Photographer and Featured Artist Emilyann Gachko!Talk to me about your process when searching for subjects.  Are the models friends, peers or acquaintances?  “So, I got the idea for the project living at home with parents, which quite frankly, I was not thrilled about.  I wanted to make lemonade out of the lemons that was living situation, so to speak.  That’s how I landed on the idea.  I started out with friends, and then friends of friends, and then eventually I would go to bars with said friends, and they would point people out to me that they vaguely knew and thought might live at home with their parents.  And I would approach them, and explain the project, and ask if I come home to their house and photograph them.  Despite being a total stranger to most of these people, only one person ever said no!”

Learn more from Photographer and Featured Artist Emilyann Gachko!

Talk to me about the portraiture aspect of your work.   “I wanted the people in the image to be very matter of fact, in that they didn’t give you any kind of overt emotion to go off or decide the tone of the photograph by say, their expressions. But in a way, the sitters are still the most important part of the photograph, in that they designed the space that envelops them. I wanted people to look at each photo and really get a feel for that person, of their individuality. The whole photograph makes up the portrait, not just the sitter, but the sitter is who assigns the most important part of the photograph’s identity.”

Learn more from Photographer and Featured Artist Emilyann Gachko!Finding the balance between people & their self-imposed habitats or between gratitude & anxiety creates a beautiful tension in your work.   Was that your intention?   Thank you!  Yes, I definitely sough to portray the tension between the individuals and the rooms themselves, mostly in that a lot of the environments have things that are clearly left over from childhood, and all of the sitters are young adults.”

What style or school of art do you think work fits into?    “I would say environmental portraiture. Even after this project, this is a style of art that I’m very much interested. The way that people both interact with and are informed by their environments. I really fascinates me.”

Learn more from Photographer and Featured Artist Emilyann Gachko!Talk to me about the two artists (one living, one dead) that have most influenced your work and why. “Photographer William Eggleston is one of my favorites, and a huge inspiration, in the way that he so elegantly captures every day life. Dead? Joseph Cornell.  He was one of the first artists I really loved, and he way he works with color, objects, and space within his shadow boxes is really beautiful.”

What is your favorite food addiction? It IS a food-themed blog after all. “Can I say pizza, even though that is super basic?  I don’t care, my answer is definitely pizza, haha!”  Pizza is always the right answer.  Always.

Learn more from Photographer and Featured Artist Emilyann Gachko! What if your favorite snack food obsession? “Cheese and crackers, so not too far off from pizza, haha.  Or Phish Food Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, depending on my mood.”

What’s coming up next for you? “I’m hoping to start work on another project that’s also sort of about suburban living, but I don’t really have the details hashed out yet so I don’t want to say too much about it until the idea comes into fruition! Other than that, I’d like to experiment with some collage and mixed media work. I took a class on it in college and it was my favorite one.”

Thank you, Emilyann, for reminding us
to appreciate where we are RIGHT NOW.

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CALL for ENTRIES: Trans*

2015 February 4

Learn more from Waterloo Arts!BREAKFAST
in bed

Gender rolls are “squishy” at my house.  My husband does most of the cooking.  I am the disciplinarian.  Even our mail comes bizarrely addressed since I didn’t take his last name.  It works for us.  It is what we know.  And, well, the food is good. :)  I use #imarriedforthefood a lot.  This next Call explores gender identity & the experience of being trans.  If this isn’t the Call for you, please pass it along…

Check out this Call for Entries from Waterloo Arts (Cleveland, OH) for Transgender Art Exhibit.  I realize this applies to only a small percentage of AAAD readers; however, I am hoping you will post, re-post & tweet this Call so it can be found by artists that would best benefit.  Thank you…

*Editor’s Note: If you have read the personal portion of this post, CALL for ENTRIES: Trans*, anywhere other than by email subscription or on ArtAndArtDeadlines.com, it has been published without permission and is considered theft.

Learn more from Waterloo Arts!CALL for ENTRIES: Trans*

 

Waterloo Arts is seeking artwork which addresses the experience of being trans* or the topic of gender identity more broadly.

ELIGIBILITY:  Artists must identify as trans* individuals & reside in the U.S. or Canada.

MEDIA:  Sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, mixed media, collage, assemblage, ceramics, fiber art, artist book – original artwork only.

DEADLINE:  February 28, 2015

NOTIFICATION:  March 11, 2015

ENTRY FEE:  $5 for up to 10 images

JUROR:  Will include professional artists & members of the trans* community.

SALES:  Waterloo Arts Gallery takes a 30% commission on artwork sold during the exhibit

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Int’l Digital & Photo

2015 February 3

Learn more from LACDA!too hot
TO HANDLE

Mozzarella-making is at a standstill at my house.  Okay, to be truthful, no one has ever mistaken this house for a cheese factory.  But lately, we’ve suffered the loss of one digital thermometer after another.  They don’t just stop; the temps slowly start veering from accurate.  I don’t normally advocate technology-forward kitchen gadgetry, but a digital thermometer results in far fewer failed batches of cheese–when it works.  I think it may be time to just shell out the bucks for one I KNOW won’t die easily.  I surrender.  You should surrender your digital art to this next call. Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) for the LACDA 2015 International Juried Competition.  Digital calls are sometimes a rare find.  See if this one is for you…

*Editor’s Note: If you have read the personal portion of this post, CALL for ENTRIES: Int’l Digital & Photo, anywhere other than by email subscription or on ArtAndArtDeadlines.com, it has been published without permission and is considered theft.

Learn more from LACDA!CALL for ENTRIES:
Int’l Digital & Photo

 

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Open to all styles of art where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creating the images–including photography.

DEADLINE:  February 23, 2015

NOTIFICATION:  March 2, 2015

ENTRY FEE:  $35 for up to 3, $35 for each add’l 3

CURATORS:  Leigh Gleason, Curator of Collections, California Museum of Photography AND Shana Nys Dambrot, Critic, L.A. Weekly, Whitehot Magazine, Huffington Post, Art Ltd.

AWARDS: The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44″x60″ (approx. $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition–widely promoted and including a reception.  2nd place: Ten 2nd place winners will receive a print up to 24″x36″ ($150-$200 in value) to be included in the winners’ exhibit.  Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about LACDA online!