I usually believe in moderation in all things, but lately I’m finding myself on the extremes of all the food issues out there–from dairy to beef, wheat to sugar. It seems as though everyone has a very black and white view on what is and is not good for you. Did you every thing there would be a vegetable that you were NOT supposed to eat? Me either, but corn is apparently my new nemesis. Go figure. I try to turn a blind eye to those beautiful ears, but it would be easier if I could be selectively color blind. Trust me…
Check out this Call for Entries from the Darkroom Gallery (Essex Junction, VT) for Color Blind. The entry fee at Darkroom is always low ($24), and they will provide free matting & framing if you work in their standard sizes. Take a look…
*Editor’s Note: If you enter, please make sure to let them know that you found the Call on ArtAndArtDeadlines.com. We’ve got a great history with them…including Best of Show!
CALL for ENTRIES:
to distinguish one or
more chromatic colors,
distinction of space
by the edges of
darkness and light.
Color plays an important role in how we perceive the world around us. So when you take that information away what do you get in return? Without color, other elements of the photograph take on a more distinct role in telling the story. Notice how lighting, contrast, and composition are much more important in monochromatic images.
Black & white photography is a timeless art; always relevant, always contemporary despite being so historically ancient. The juror Matthew Gamber states, “There is something about how when you photograph something in black and white, it gets locked in that time frame where it just becomes obsolete as an everyday seeing experience.”
Whether you are a darkroom purist or a Photoshop crafter, show them your love for hue-less images. They want your best black and white or alternative process photographs. Pay tribute to the origins of photography.
ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be at least 18 years old. If younger, you must have a legal guardian make the submission for you.
DEADLINE: July 24, 2013
NOTIFICATION: July 29, 2013
ENTRY FEE: Up to 4 images for $24 US for on-line and $29 for email submission
JUROR: Matthew Gamber, a Boston-based artist with degrees from Bowling Green State University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University. Gamber’s teaching appointments include: Art Institute of Boston / Lesley University, Boston College, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, College of the Holy Cross, Savannah College of Art & Design, Massachusetts College of Art & Design. He is a founding editor of Big Red & Shiny.
Recent exhibitions include: Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2012, The 2012 deCordova Biennial, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2012; Flash Forward 2011 Exhibition, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, CA, 2011; The Sum of All Colors, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, 2011.
AWARDS: All selected entries are exhibited in the Darkroom Gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror’s Choice receives a 30×48″ vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. People’s Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
SALES: Darkroom offers free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of their exhibitions, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs. For commission details, go to the bottom of the Submission Rules page!
For complete details, Read the Full Call!
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
Say “Hello” to our newest Artist to Love, Skot Schuler!
|"I have been drawing ever since I was old enough to hold a crayon. When I started school, they discovered I have dyslexia. Dyslexia is damage to the information processing part of my left brain. Because of this, my right brain compensates. I have learned to read by the look of a word & not the letters that make up that word."
"When I became a printer, this way of thinking came in handy. Now that I am designing words & how they look on a page, this way of thinking is invaluable."
FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican food & German chocolate cake
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So, I’ve been looking for a wheat-less lasagna recipe without having to resort to gluten-free pasta. It hasn’t been easy. I’ve toyed with the idea of eggplant or zucchini ribbons, but that seems too expected. Then I ran across Varza a la Cluj, (Romanian version of lasagna) prepared from several layers of finely shredded cabbage (fresh or sour) and a minced meat mixed with rice and bacon and baked in the oven. I’ll let you know how it turns out. In the meantime, this next Call offers three shows–one of which might allow you to try Varza a la Cluj IN Romania. Check it out…
Check out this Open Call from Dacia Gallery (New York, NY) for the Dacia Universal Art Project! For the $45 entry fee, you have a shot at one of three European exhibits. Maybe it is time take a chance…
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Dacia Gallery and The European House of Arts are pleased to present Dacia Universal Art Project, a new and exciting adventure in the arts. Dacia Universal Art Project will launch July, 2013 with a debut exhibition in beautiful Mazières-de-Touraine, France. The exhibition will travel to the gothic city of Erfurt, Germany and take place at the celebrated Bildergalerie at Palmenhaus.
The exhibition tour will conclude in the medieval city of Sibiu, the heart of Transilvania in Romania. This is a wonderful opportunity to have an exhibition in France, Germany and Romania and share your artwork with the global community. –from DaciaGallery.com
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists.
MEDIA: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography and Mixed Media
DEADLINE: June 27, 2013
AWARDS: The Dacia Universal Art Project and the European House of Arts will advertise and promote the selected artists for the exhibition tour and host a formal Opening Reception & Celebration for each of the three international exhibits. This is a wonderful opportunity to have an exhibition in France, Germany and Romania and share your artwork with the global community.
SALES: Dacia Gallery charges 50% commission on all artwork sold during exhibitions.
For complete details, visit the Dacia Gallery online!
Summer has brought a new challenge to my cooking regime–going wheat-free. No, it isn’t a whim, it is doctor’s orders. I have a couple of health issues that my doctor believes is being aggravated by the inflammation that naturally accompanies the consumption of wheat. But, classic Summer fare like chocolate chip cookies can’t be stricken from the menu, or I might get stricken from my house, ha. So, I’ll just keep trying the get it right. This next Call is for a classic media, and you have several chances to get it right this year. Investigate…
Check out this Call for Entries from Oil Painters of America for their Summer Online Showcase. The entry fee is only $14 per image, but the prizes are huge. You DO have to be a member ($60 annual fee), but with three online showcases per year, it works out to be about the same as other shows. Take a look…
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CALL for ENTRIES:
ELIGIBILITY: You must be an Associate Member. Artists must reside in the United States, Canada or Mexico.
Representational Oil painting
August 15, 2013
ENTRY FEE: $14 per painting
JUROR: Kim Casebeer was born & raised in Kansas. As part of a fourth generation farm family, she has been connected to the land for a long time. Kim still lives in Kansas and draws her inspiration from the simplicity of the Flint Hills, an area of wide open ranch land. “It’s a simple landscape,” she says. “It’s not grandiose. You have to spend some time and let it speak to you.” These days Kim also feels at home painting in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming and Texas. “I think the simplicity of the Kansas landscape has helped me find the essence of other places. I’m able to focus on what’s important in a composition. It’s as much about what’s not in the painting as what is.”
Kim received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Kansas State University in 1992. She worked as a graphic designer and art director in order to pay the bills, while spending evenings and weekends painting until 2002, when she was able to make the leap to full-time artist. Kim has continued to study with artists such as Albert Handell, W. Scott Jennings, Michael Albrechtsen, Scott Christensen and Matt Smith.
Kim has work in many private, corporate and museum collections throughout the United States. She is represented by American Legacy Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri; Grapevine Gallery in Oklahoma City; Hueys Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico; K. Newby Gallery in Tubac, Arizona; Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona and Jackson, Wyoming; and Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas.
AWARDS: $3,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $500 for third place along with 10 honorable mentions
For complete details, Visit OPA online!
Digital cookbooks are not working for me. I recently bought a gluten-free cookbook on my Kindle. Just, NO. First of all, my Kindle buttons don’t need butter and flaxseed crusted on them. Secondly, because my kindle displays one page at a time, it requires an impractical amount of flipping pages. Sometimes you just need the book. This next Call banks on the fact that curators and directors might feel the same way. Take a look…
Check out this Call for Entries from Studio Visit Magazine for Volumes 23 and 24, in a series of juried artist books. It is free to apply, but it does cost if you are chosen. For some of you, this might be the perfect way to get your work in front curators and gallerists. Investigate for yourself…
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CALL for ARTISTS:
Studio Visit is a series of juried artist books. Since 2008, Studio Visit has offered artists a new and effective venue through which to introduce their work to a serious national audience of art world professionals.
Each high quality volume of Studio Visit features approximately 150 artists, who have been selected by professional curators.
Open to all artists
Open to all media
June 30, 2013 (Midnight EST)
ENTRY FEE: None. Editor’s Note: Accepted artists will be responsible for a $235 production and distribution fee.
JUROR: Barbara O’Brien, Executive Director, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
AWARDS: Selected artists will be given one full color page that includes an image, contact information and a brief artist statement.
For complete details, Read the Full Call!
The $5 Art Contest offers AAAD an opportunity to highlight an artist a month, but it pains us to turn away great artists so often. Here’s our solution…
Our Artists to Love Directory offers you expanded coverage over lists of links found on other sites. With two links back to your site (image & header), a 500 character (or less) bio, an image & favorite food (non-negotiable), becoming an Artist to Love can help drive web traffic to your site.
The listing is a one-time $15 fee & updates are only $5 (pay for an update only when YOU think it is needed).
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