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CALL for ENTRIES: Bring us Your Dead

2016 August 26

Learn more about the Bring us your Dead exhibit from Las Laguna Gallery!shared TREATS

My Aunt Maggie B. loved marzipan. We would attempt to craft our own from honey, powdered sugar and finely ground almonds & foregoing the additional almond extract.  The year I spent with her trying to form our Play-Doh-like lumps into little fruit and vegetable shapes taught me that food color can be derived from real food, not just a jar, that gold and silver are edible in small amounts, and that treats well-labored taste better.  I celebrate the making & eating of every marzipan fruit with my great aunt Mag (RIP, 1922-2005).  This Call is a chance for you to celebrate life with someone who has already passed.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Las Laguna Gallery (Laguna Beach, CA) for Bring us Your Dead, an exhibit allowing you to inspired by those no longer with us . Don’t miss this opportunity…

Learn more about the Bring Us Your Dead exhibit from the Las Laguna Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
Bring us Your Dead
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“Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. It is an ancient and enduring ritual when the living commune with the dead – a mystical night when the veil is lifted between their two realms and they may share a day together.” –from laslagunagallery.com

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Open to all wall-hung media

DEADLINE: September 6, 2016

NOTIFICATION: September 12, 2016

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to 3, $5 ea. add’l

SALES: The gallery will retain 35% commission on all sales

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Learn more about the Women in Art exhibit from the Las Laguna Gallery!

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ARTIST of the DAY: Mike Weber

2016 August 26
"Desert Warrior" (mixed media on panel) by Mike Weber

“Desert Warrior” (mixed media on panel) by Mike Weber

“The beasts of our planet have many reasons for being and they are different from our reasons for being. Mike Weber

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The upcoming presidential election in the United States has many pondering how we get to a place of peace, of harmony, one with another.  Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Mike Weber, suggests we turn to nature, specifically animals, and study their synchronicity for an example to replicate.  Harmony.

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Get back to nature with the work of AAAD Artist of the Day, Mike Weber!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Strokes of Genius

2016 August 25

Learn more about the Strokes of Genius Exhibit at the Maryland Federation of Art! eat more ART

Food matters to me, inspires me.  I believe that what we eat informs our health & happiness.  I’m not talking about counting calories or carbs.  I am concerned with whole foods, grown locally with minimal processing.  Real food.  I am always delighted to see food inspiring others.  Chocolate has inspired art, including a sort of painting, in the the pastry arts for years, but did you know there are chocolate portrait painters?  No joke.  This next call is looking for work done through a painterly process, but I’m guessing they aren’t expecting chocolate.  Investigate for yourself…

Check out this Call for Entries from Maryland Federation of Art for Strokes of Genius for exhibit at the Circle Gallery.  Cash awards, fantastic juror & only 30% commission.  Take a look…

Learn more about the Strokes of Genius Exhibit at the Maryland Federation of Art!CALL for ENTRIES:
Strokes of Genius
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ELIGIBILITY:   Open to artists residing in U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada & Mexico

MEDIA:  Open to all 2-D work created through any painting media 

DEADLINE:  September 1, 2016

NOTIFICATION:  September 21, 2016

ENTRY FEE:  $35 for up to 2 ($20 for MFA members) & $5 ea. add’l

JUROR:  Joey P. Mánlapaz is a painter & Associate Faculty at the Corcoran College of Art & Design since 1992, and is a Lecturer at Georgetown University.  She also teaches painting at The Art League School in Alexandria, VA.  She exhibits extensively in the U.S. and is recognized for her unique form of painterly photorealism in the styles of NY artists Tom Blackwell and Richard Estes and sensibilities of Edward Hopper. The D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities awarded Mánlapaz a 2014 Artist Fellowship for artistic merit.

AWARDS:  Cash awards total $1000. Award contributors & recipients will be listed in the exhibition catalog.

SALES: The MFA will retain 30% commission from sales

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Nature

2016 August 20

Learn more about the Nature Exhibit from art-competition.net!freckled FRUITAGE

Food imagery IS the visual brand of this site.  For years, I used primarily pristine images of perfect foods on crisp, white, burned out backgrounds. But in the past couple of years, my strategy has changed. I have concerns about how many people, children specifically, don’t know what natural produce looks like.  I’ve had many cashiers at the grocer offer to let me trade in a piece of organic fruit for something waxed, dyed & shiny for fear I was buying “bad” produce. Nature doesn’t care about symmetry, saturation or uniformity.  This next Call wants your take on nature.  Open to broad interpretation…

Check out this Call for Entries from Art-Competition.net for Nature. $20 entry, no shipping, plus $8125 in cash & marketing awards. Take a look…

Learn more about the Nature Exhibit from art-competition.net!CALL for ENTRIES:
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ELIGIBILITY: All artists age 18+

MEDIA: 2-D media: painting, drawing, photography, digital, collage, fiber, etc.

THEME: Nature “An artist’s focus should inspire and enhance our appreciation and respect for nature’s delicate balance, as it protects and ensures the survival of our planet. Artists, through their works, provide a means of focusing on our planet’s beauty, energy, and diversity. They may also bring us to a greater understanding of humans’ impact upon the environment. From the beginning of human history, artists have provided us with a record of their feelings and observations as they absorb the unspoiled world’s wonders and envision their hopes for the future. “

DEADLINE: August 29, 2016

NOTIFICATION: September 7, 2016

ENTRY FEE: $20 for 1, $10 ea. add’l

AWARDS: First place $500 cash + $5000 marketing; 2nd place $400 Cash + $1500 marketing; 3rd Place $300 cash; 4th Place $200 Cash; 5th Place $100 Cash; 6th Place $75 Cash, 7th Place $50 Cash. Click here for detailsThe 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th place winner’s and 10 Honorable Mentions work will be featured in Art-Competition.net “Winners Showcase” with links to their websites.

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CALL for ENTRIES: 38th Season

2016 August 16

Learn more from Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth, TX!wine & DINE

I see a lot of theatre performances while hangry –grouchy from a lack of food!  Showtimes frequently hover around dinner time, and unless I want to eat an early bird meal, I usually wait until afterwards.  It makes me grouchy, so my hubby force feeds wine & cheese before hand out of self preservation, ha.  This next Call is from a theatre that offers a full meal (and gallery space) at the theatre.  Genius…

Check out this Call for Entries from Stage West Theatre (Fort Worth, TX) for the 38th Season Gallery.  There is no entry fee.  Shows are limited to one to four artist per show.  Take a look…

Learn more from Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth, TX! CALL for ENTRIES:
38th Season
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ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Open to painting, drawing, prints, photography, fiber, wall-hung 3-D work, etc.  *All work should be framed and/or finished in a professional manner.

DEADLINE:  September 22, 2016

NOTIFICATION:  October 1, 2016

ENTRY FEE:  None

CURATOR:  Executive Producer, Dana Schultes has worked with Stage West in various capacities for over fifteen years, including development, stage management and sound design.

AWARDS:  Selected artists’ work will be displayed in 4 to 6 week spots between Nov 2016 – Sept 2017.  Between 1 – 4 artists will be featured per show during the Stage West 38th season.

SALES:  Stage West retains a 25% commission on all sales.

For complete details, Read the full Call!

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ARTIST of the DAY: Evla Vlašičová

2016 August 15
left to right "Morning on a Lake" & "In a Trap" (linocut) by Evla Vlašičová

left to right “Morning on a Lake” & “In a Trap” (linocut) by Evla Vlašičová

“I use only my hands and heart.” Evla Vlašičová

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Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Evla Vlašičová, is a self-taught photographer.  But, after a recent house fire, Evla finds herself without a darkroom.  I find that creative expression is a bit like a trickle of water in that when it encounters an obstacle, it will always find an alternate path –just as Evla has found the art of the linocut.  You won’t find her on social media, but you can watch a great documentary about her creative process here.

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CALL for ENTRIES: Red 2

2016 August 13

Learn more about the Red 2 Exhibit from art-competition.net!another shot of RED

Lamenting the end of red foods the other day, I completely forgot about rhubarb.  The further South you live, the later in the season you can harvest rhubarb.  It isn’t a common find at fresh markets in my area, or even at my grocer, in theory because it is a pain.  It is disease resistant and hard to kill, but it requires a well-fed diet of compost and/or manure each year and SO MUCH watering.  Nonetheless, I love rhubarb jam.  Rhubarb, sugar, lemon juice.  Simple, sweet & tart.  Try it; you’ll love it.  This next Call is looking for your red work, fruits & veggies are optional.  Delicious…

Check out this Call for Entries from Art-Competition.net for Red 2. $20 entry, no shipping, plus marketing awards. Take a look…

Learn more about the Red 2 Exhibit from art-competition.net!CALL for ENTRIES:
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ELIGIBILITY: All artists age 18+

MEDIA: 2-D media: painting, drawing, photography, digital, collage, fiber, etc.

THEME: Red “The color red implies many emotions and feelings; power, heat, love, sexuality, anger, joy, and war are but a few examples. Red can be used to draw the viewer closer emotionally in a way which enhances and emphasizes their reaction to the art. It may define intuitively an intended focal point that carries the viewer more deeply into the message.”

DEADLINE: August 22, 2016

NOTIFICATION: August 31, 2016

ENTRY FEE: $20 for 1, $10 ea. add’l

AWARDS: Twenty artists will be selected for a group exhibit entitled “RED 2” at G25N’s online gallery.  The exhibit and all selected artists will be extensively marketed. Click here for details.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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