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CALL for ENTRIES: Wax Poetic

2017 August 14

Learn more about the Wax Poetic Call for Entries from Fabulon!with a CHERRY on top

I have an aunt that still seals jelly with wax instead of heat sealing them with a lid & ring.  She swears it is easier and says her cherry jelly never lasts more than 2 months anyway.  I don’t understand how it is any easier since she has to melt the ways and spoon it over the top of the each jar of jelly. But, I love her cherry jelly, so I just keep my mouth shut about the wax.  This next Call is all about the wax.  Is this Call for you?

Check out this Call for Entries from Fabulon (Charleston, SC) for Wax Poetic, a juried show of encaustic work with and without Poetry as a component.  Take a look…

Learn more about the Wax Poetic Call for Entries from Fabulon!CALL for ENTRIES:
Wax Poetic
from Fabulon

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to encaustic work

THEME:  “Fabulon will curate a juried show of encaustic work with and without Poetry as a component. The main goal is to bring encaustic work to the people. Show why artists are enthralled. Show the best it can be. Elevate from the crafty, decopauge, or crayon connotation it has in some minds.” –from fabulon.com

DEADLINE:  August 21, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  August 31, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $35  for up to 5

AWARDS:  Best of Show $

SALES:  The gallery will retain 40% commission on sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: 7th Nat’l Pastel

2017 August 11

Learn more about the 7th National Exhibit from the Arkansas Pastel Society!iced PASTELES

My Spanish classes are coming along nicely although I am struggling with objective pronouns.  My food vocabulary expands easily and exponentially.  My favorite is pasteles.  Cognates are easier to remember, but some words just stick in the brain & roll off the tongue.  Pasteles = cakes.  This next Call is for pastels, not pasteles, but segues are hard.  It’s a stretch, I know.  If pastel is your media, this is a great show…

Check out this Call for Entries from Arkansas Pastel Society (Little Rock, AR) for 7th National Exhibit. This media-specific show offers $35 Entry, 40% commission & a great juror.  Take a look…

Learn more about the 7th Annual National Juried from the Arkansas Pastel Society!CALL for ENTRIES:
7th National Exhibit
from Arkansas
Pastel Society

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

MEDIA: Open to work at least 80% soft or oil pastel.

DEADLINE:  September 3, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  September 21, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $30 for 1, $40 for 2 & $45 for 3 (member discounts available)

JUROR: The artwork of Christine Ivers has been described as vibrant & textural with dynamic light. Ivers attained a BFA in painting & 2-D design from Hartford Art School in 1973 & found work in the advertising field for the last 40 years, after which she returned to her love of painting. She is the Past-President of the CT Pastel Society, former member of PSA Board of Governors where she is a Master Pastelist & was inducted into the IAPS Master Circle of Pastelists. She is a current board member of IAPS & is affiliated with numerous pastel societies & art organizations.

SALES: Arkansas Pastel Society/Central Arkansas Library System retains 40% commission on sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Precision

2017 August 10

Learn more about Precision, the 8th Annual Juried show, from The AD Gallery at UNC Pembroke!farm to TABLE

My three favorite restaurants are all in North Carolina featuring American, Spanish & Italian cuisines.  They are all within a few blocks walk of each other.  Is it the education system that produces the culinary prowess? Is it the city that attracts it the creative?  Is it the small farm specialization that inspires clever savory vision?  I don’t know, but this Call hails from the same state.  Investigate this show.

Check out this Call for Entries from the A.D. Gallery at UNC Pembroke (Pembroke, NC) for Precision, the 8th Annual International Juried Exhibition.  There are no sales, but if you are looking for a resume builder, this academic show may be for you.  Take a look…

Learn more about Precision, the 8th Annual Juried show, from The A.D. Gallery at UNC Pembroke!CALL for ENTRIES:
Precision from
A.D. Gallery
at UNC Pembroke

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

THEME:  Precision. “We are seeking artwork that utilizes skillful rendering, excellent craftsmanship, or precise detail in some aspect of its making.”

MEDIA: Open to all media

DEADLINE:  August 25, 2017 (5pm EST)

NOTIFICATION:  September 8, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to 3

AWARDS:  $500 1st prize, $200 2nd prize & $100 3rd prize

SALES: Sale of work is not permitted as this is a non-profit gallery supported through a state funded university.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Chasing Ghosts II

2017 August 9

Learn more about the Chasing Ghosts II exhibit from Verum Ultimum Art Gallery in Portland, OR!spooky SWEET

One of my favorite holidays looms near — Halloween.  There are lots of treats I only make on holidays, and meringue cookies are always a Halloween request.  Years ago I made meringue “ghost” cookies, which are just meringue cookies with eyes of blueberries, chocolate chips or currants; everyone was hooked.  Now they’re expected, of course. Light, crispy, ghostly sweetness.  Traditions are funny sometimes.  This next Call is looking for your ghosts. Your depiction doesn’t have to be literal, and the media is wide open.  Don’t worry, I am not sending meringues…

Check out this Call for Entries from Verum Ultimum Gallery (Portland, OR) for Chasing Ghosts II.  $35 Entry & 40% commission.  Don’t be scared off by this curatorial theme; broad interpretation is welcome.  Investigate…

Learn more about the Chasing Ghosts II exhibit from Verum Ultimum Art Gallery in Portland, OR!CALL for ENTRIES: 
Chasing Ghosts II from
Verum Ultimum Gallery

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists 18+

MEDIA: Open to all media

THEME:  Chasing Ghosts.  “The term ghost may be interpreted in many ways, not necessarily meant to be a literal elucidation.  Does your process manifest an identity within your work that somehow speaks to the past?  What ghosts or parts of the past leave their mark on your work?  Is a legacy revealed through your work or your process? Is memory a vital vehicle of expression for you?  Do you inadvertently honor or flee from something in your past through your work? Artists are encouraged to enter work that is any interpretation of the call.” —verumultimumartgallery.com

DEADLINE:  August 30, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  September 28, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $35  for up to 3

SALES:  The gallery will retain 40% commission on sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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ARTIST of the DAY: Soteris Sam Roussi

2017 August 9
"We All Had Lightening Rods" & "Nero Could Turn on a Dime" by Soteris Sam Roussi

“We All Had Lightening Rods” & “Nero Could Turn on a Dime” by Soteris Sam Roussi

“I have limitless problems to resolve and discoveries unimagined to uncover.” Soteris Sam Roussi

Inspiration is a stranger to the one not its own.  For some it’s divine.  For some it’s academic.  For some it’s nagging & persistent.  For me, it is fleeting, absent sometimes, for months.  Then, inspiration comes bounding back in multiples faster than I can create.  But today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Soteris Sam Roussi, has limitless problems to resolve.  Someone once told me to use my anxiety as fuel; that isn’t unlike inspiration as a problem to be solved.  I like it.

 

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CALL for ENTRIES: Larkin Arts Nat’l

2017 August 8

Learn more about the 2017 National Juried Exhibition from Larkin Arts!po-tay-to PO-TAH-TO

I am addicted to potatoes.  I try to lay off them, but I just can’t do it for long.  They are everything –hash at breakfast, fries at lunch, latkes at dinner, chips at midnight.  How do I deny the everything in one food?  Suggestions welcome.  This next Call is from and everything venue –art gallery, art studios, art school & art supply store.  Don’t miss this opportunity…

Check out this Call for Entries from Larkin Arts (Harrisonburg, VA) for 2017 National Juried Exhibit. $35 entry, $2000 in cash + prizes & 30% commission.  The deadline is just around the corner.  Take a look…

Learn more about the 2017 National Juried Exhibition from Larkin Arts!CALL for ENTRIES:
2017 Nat’l Juried
from Larkin Arts

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

MEDIA: Open to all 2-D media. “Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography & mixed media works w/ a max. depth of 5″, as well as other traditional or non-traditional 2-D media, excluding film”.

DEADLINE:  August 14, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  September 1, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to 2

JUROR:  Jonathan McMillan, Associate Professor of Studio Art, University of Mary Washington

AWARDS:  $2000 in cash & prizes, including: Juror’s Choice, Director’s Choice & Audience Choice

SALES:  Larkin Arts will retain 30% commission on sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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ARTIST of the DAY: Kristen Brown

2017 August 7
Dissonant Frequencies (chalk pastel) by Kristen Brown!

Dissonant Frequencies (chalk pastel) by Kristen Brown

“I am interested in the idea of recollection & how time & moments can feel distorted if one fails to grab hold of any memory landmark.” Kristen Brown

My grandmother lived with Alzheimer’s; her mother lived with Alzheimer’s.  Every lost memory scares the wits out of me. Logically, I know that wasting my lucid years worrying about a feared eventuality of non-lucidity is just the most stupid waste of a lifetime, but some days it gets the better of me.  The work of today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Kristen Brown, brought me to tears.  It is that blurred perception of reality, that soft focus of memories just out of reach that she captures so well.  Thanks for the perspective.

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