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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.

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CALL for ENTRIES: 2017 USM Nat’l Painting

2017 June 12

Learn more about the 2017 National Juried Painting Exhibition from The University of Southern Mississippi!

BERRY good

Painting with food is fun.  About 15 years ago, I was a gallerist faced with the challenge of creating a curriculum for day camp that would teach children concepts & techniques employed in abstract painting.  Again & again we found that painting with berries was the biggest success.  It bypassed brush skills which are a challenge for kids under 6, and it relieved parents’ worries about the toxicity of paint.  And of course, teaching other people’s children to play with their food is always fun, ha.  This Call is all about painting, but using berries isn’t required.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art (Hattiesburg, MS) for the 2017 National Juried Painting Exhibition. This is a great academic show with a well-known juror & no commission.  This is a great opportunity…

Learn more about the 2017 National Juried Painting Exhibition from The University of Southern Mississippi!CALL for ENTRIES:
2017 Nat’l Painting
from USM Museum of Art

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all US artists,18+

MEDIA:  Open to any painting medium (oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, etc.), and all forms of representational & non-representational painting are eligible.

DEADLINE:  July 1, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  July 22, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to 4

JUROR:  Peter Van Dyck studied painting & drawing at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.  He also taught in the program from 2000-2002.  He returned to Philadelphia to paint in studio & began exhibiting his work in group shows in Philadelphia, NY & San Francisco.   In 2003, Van Dyck began teaching at the PA Academy of the Fine Arts.  In 2012, he was named one of 25 Important Artists of Tomorrow by American Artist Magazine

AWARDS:  Best in Show $500, 2nd Place $300 & 3rd Place $200

SALES:  Works can be available for purchase or listed as NFS (Not for Sale).  Commission will not be taken on any sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: A Sense of Place 2017

2017 June 11

Learn more about the A Sense of Place exhibit from the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art - GHIA!

a little KITCHEN

So, the move is complete.  My husband & I have downsized our home by half as the next step in our being completely mobile.  I am currently referring to my home as “box city” for reasons that I imagine are obvious.  Part of the move included purging my life of all the “stuff” weighing me down, including kitchen gadgets and single-use appliances.  The lack of stuff has necessarily affected my cooking as well, encouraging simplicity, whole foods & clean eating.  It is a new place, a new space & an opportunity for a fresh perspective.  This next Call, although un-themed, reinforces the idea of a unique sense of place.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (Augusta, GA) for A Sense of Place. This is a gorgeous venue, and I always appreciate an academic show.  Don’t miss this one…

Learn more about the A Sense of Place exhibit from the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art - GHIA!CALL for ENTRIES:
A Sense of Place
from the Gertrude Herbert
Institute of Art

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all US artists 18+

MEDIA:  Open to painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture & photography. Film & video not ineligible.

DEADLINE:  June 30, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  August 1, 2017

ENTRY FEE:  $37 for up to 3, $10 ea. add’l

JUROR: Studio artist, writer, curator & educator Garth Johnson is curator of ceramics at the ASU Art Museum in Tempe, AZ. Before moving to Tempe, Garth was the Curator of Artistic Programs at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia & spent 7 years as a Professor at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. He is a self-described craft activist who explores crafts influence & relevance in the 21st century.

AWARDS:  $750 Best of Show Award and two $500 Juror’s Awards. At the juror’s discretion, additional non-cash Honorable Mention awards may also be presented.

SALES:  GHIA will retain 35% commission on sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Starward Tales II

2017 June 9

Learn more about Starward Tales II from Manawaker Studio!

festival FOOD

Summer is festival season. Whether you’re looking for music, food or art, you can find a festival to suit.  We’re just a couple of weeks out from the RC MoonPie® Festival in Bell Buckle, TN.  I kid you not; it comes complete with the obvious, MoonPies® & RC Cola®, plus costumes & contests that are outta this world.  This next Call has an other-worldly theme that may be just what you need to help build a portfolio.  Investigate…

Check out this Call for Entries from Manawaker Studio for Starward Tales II (print publication). If you are looking for publication credits for your resume, this opportunity may be for you.  Take a look…

Learn more about Starward Tales II from Manawaker Studio!CALL for ENTRIES:
Starward Tales II
from Manawaker Studio

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Illustration (b&w & color)

THEME:  Reinterpretations & retellings of legends, myths & fairytales in Science Fiction and/or xxxxPunk settings –stories, poetry & visual art.

DEADLINE:  July 1, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  Response times will vary, from a 2 weeks to 6+ months. Generally, rejections will be faster than acceptances.

ENTRY FEE:  None

AWARDS: $8 per accepted piece of non-narrative internal visual art and/or $50 (negotiable) for an accepted cover illustration

SALES:  Contributors may also order the physical book at a discounted price, so that they may resell it at signings, readings, and shows without having to bump the cost above the MSRP.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Late Summer Issue

2017 June 8

Learn more about the Late Summer Issue of Art Maze Magazine!

HOT & cold

I spent the winter dreaming of summer foods like watermelon.  So why is it that during the midst of summer, I am still eating soups & stews? I crave lentils and dumplings and stew.  My food timeline is a little off-kilter this year.  Maybe by the time late summer arrives, I will be craving spring foods, ha. This art publication Call won’t wait that long.  Don’t miss the opportunity…

Check out this Call for Entries from ArtMaze Mag (int’l printed magazine) for the Late Summer 2017 Issue.  This is a great juror and a plush print. Enter for as little as $25USD.  Take a look…

Learn more about the Late Summer Issue of Art Maze Magazine!CALL for ENTRIES:
Late Summer 2017 Issue
from ArtMaze Mag

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Open to all media

DEADLINE:  June 25, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  By July 9, 2017

ENTRY FEE: £20-30 for 3 to 5 images (approx $25-38 USD)

JUROR:  A proud L.A. native, Cheyanne Sauter has been a non-profit professional for over 20 years, but her true calling lies in working with & supporting artists. She co-founded Gallery Row, whose mission is to bring economic & cultural revitalization to a blighted Downtown L.A. by cultivating the presence of artists, galleries & culture.

AWARDS:  Artists selected by the guest curator will receive a 1-page or 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2-3 images in print and digital formats. All published artists will receive a digital copy of the magazine and will be promoted on the ArtMaze website/social media.

DISTRIBUTION: ArtMaze Magazine is an independent int’l publication which will be distributed both in stores & online.  ArtMaze Mag will be available in NY (McNally Jackson Books), Berlin (Do You Read Me?!), London (White Cube Gallery and Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery) & throughout the UK in select stores such as Magalleria (Bath), Magazine Brighton (UK) and others. Print & digital copies will also be available at artmazemag.com.

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CALL for ENTRIES: The Colors of the Night

2017 June 7

Learn more about The Colors of the Night exhibit at Mills Pond Gallery from Smithtown Township Arts Council!

FEED ME at midnight

I cannot kick the late-night food fix.  The question, “want a bowl of cereal?” is uttered every evening in my household by someone.  We’ve tried to make the choices low sugar, high fiber & dairy free, but it is still a habit I wish I could kick.  This next Call calls for a night-themed habit that I’d love to adopt.  Do you have  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Smithtown Township Arts Council (St. James, NY) for The Colors of the Night.  This is a gorgeous venue and the juror is a collector with a clear perspective.  Check out this opp…

Learn more about The Colors of the Night exhibit at Mills Pond Gallery from Smithtown Township Arts Council!CALL for ENTRIES:
The Colors of the Night
from Smithtown

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to U.S. artists 18+

THEME:  This exhibition/competition will encompass ALL varieties of nocturnal art:  twilight/dusk, dawn, urban, interiors, landscapes, figures, etc.

MEDIA: All media considered except photography & computer generated art.

DEADLINE:  June 30, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  July 21, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $45 up to 3 entries.  $35 for STAC artist level members.

JUROR:  An art collector for over 25 years, Tim Newton has amassed a collection of some 300 works in an array of genres—still lifes, figures, landscapes, wildlife works and bronze sculptures. His collection shows great diversity which includes pieces by many prominent living master artists.  He is currently in his third term as Chairman of the Board of the Salmagundi Club, and he also serves on the Board of the Artists’ Fellowship, the Board of Trustees for the Stobart Foundation & the Board of Advisors for the Clark Hulings Foundation.

AWARDS:  $1,000 Best in Show, $500 2nd Place & $250 3rd Place

SALES:  STAC will receive a 30% commission on all work sold.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the Of a Botanical Nature exhibit from Smithtown Township Arts Council!

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ARTIST of the DAY: Susan Grace

2017 May 29
"Here Kitty Kitty" (oil & charcoal on paper) by Susan Grace

“Here Kitty Kitty” (oil & charcoal on paper) by Susan Grace

“I find that I am an obsessive observer of signs but am increasingly skeptical that I perceive them in the ways intended by those who produced them.” Susan Grace

I am moving my home and downsizing again.  This is the last step on the way to making my family more mobile.   I have temporarily returned to goal-specific formal secondary education, and have just met the end of residential parenting.  My world is shifting.  I look around me for comfort in the familiar, in signs and symbols that the sun will appear once again in the morning.  And, while the sun has yet to disappoint me, it is hard not to feel isolated when you interpret all the signs differently than those around you.  I feel as a stranger in a strange land, like the title of that famous sci-fi novel.  When I read the statement of today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Susan Grace, I new I’d found a kindred spirit.  Read the statement, browse the work.  Maybe we aren’t strangers after all.

Share the narrative, investigate AAAD Artist of the Day, painter Susan Grace!

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