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ARTIST of the DAY: Cyrus Kabiru

2016 December 21
"American Darts" by Cyrus Kabiru

“American Darts” by Cyrus Kabiru

“My work has everything to do with my dad. First the glasses. Now the bicycle. He raised me well and showed me the future. He wasn’t the kind of parent to give you things. Beyond food, clothes and shelter, the next step was you.” — Cyrus Kabiru

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As the new year creeps closer, I find myself searching for a new frame of mind, a new perspective, a new framework, a new set of eyes, if you will, with which to navigate the world.  Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, Cyrus Kabiru, offers us a reminder that we choose how we frame our future –crafting something new from pieces of our past, new, used or discarded.

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Find a new perspective in the work of AAAD Artist of the Day Cyrus Kabiru!

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CALL for ENTRIES: 6th Annual Juried

2016 December 20

Learn more about the 6th Annual Juried Exhibit from the JF Gallery in West Palm Beach! RICE and BEANS

I was born in Florida –Clearwater, to be exact.  My time there as a child was shortlived, a mere 5 years.  But, as an adult, I’ve had great reason to travel the width & breadth of the state.  I’ve eaten every imaginable cuisine in Florida, and I’ve written of many of them for you.  But the best Cuban food I’ve ever eaten was in West Palm Beach –no kidding.  This next Call hails from the same local and promises to offer a great opportunity in an excellent venue.  Investigate for yourself…

Check out this Call for Entries from the JF Gallery (West Palm Beach, FL) for the 6th Annual Juried Exhibit.  This is low commission for an area known for prominent art sales.  Take a look…

Learn more about the 6th Annual Juried Exhibit from the JF Gallery in West Palm Beach!CALL for ENTRIES:
6th Annual Juried
fm the JF Gallery

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ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Open to all work in 2D & 3D mediaSculptures not to exceed 100 lbs.

DEADLINE:  January 5 ,2017

NOTIFICATION:  January 6, 2017

ENTRY FEE:  $35 for up to 3

JUROR:  Marisa Pascucci, Curator of Collections at Boca Raton Museum of Art &
Brenda Zappitell, Professional Artist and Art Instructor at Old School Square Creative Arts School.

SALES:  JF Gallery takes 35% commission on all sold artwork during exhibit.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Root

2016 December 19

Learn more about the Root Exhibit from LA Photo Curator! digging DEEP

It is root vegetable season again.  It isn’t all just potatoes and carrots.  Root veggies are one of my only opportunities to have fresh food all the way through the winter.  I’ve been preaching about turnip roots for years; try them as a substitute, if only in part, for mashed potatoes.  Or celeriac is delicious.  Rutabagas are divine, albeit stinky.  How about kohlrabi?  It isn’t actually a root vegetable, but it holds just as long in cool dry temps.  They are like savory comfort foods, minus the warm cheese.  This next Call invites you to delve into YOUR roots.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from L.A. Photo Curator for the Root exhibit. $20 entry, no shipping, plus art publication for ALL entrants & an opportunity to support a great cause WITHOUT donating work. Great opportunity…

Learn more about the Root Exhibit from LA Photo Curator!CALL for ENTRIES:
Root
from L.A. Photo Curator

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“My research has led me to find that the word, ‘root’ has ties to mathematics, music, machinery and computers to list only a few. Without giving too many clues, I’d like you to delve deeper into the meaning of this word for you and illustrate this word through your photography.  It could be related to a source, the origin of a thing or being, a foundation, an anchor and lots more. Have fun and let your mind explore.” –from Susan Spiritus via laphotocurator.com

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Photography

DEADLINE: December 31, 2016 (Midnight PST)

NOTIFICATION: (and opening date) January 25, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to 3. 15% of artist fees go to 2 charities per competition. 7.5% to the curator’s choice of charity and 7.5% to the first place winner’s chosen charity.  Spiritus has chosen the charity RaceToEraseMS.

CURATOR:  Susan Spiritus has been a leader in the field of fine art photography for 40 years, opening the doors to her Southern California gallery in 1976 so that she could share her passion for photography with others.  For the past twenty years the Susan Spiritus gallery has participated in local art fairs including PhotoLA, the Los Angeles Art show, Photo San Francisco, Los Angeles Festival of Books, and most recently, Classic Photographs Los Angeles. She serves on the Board of Advisors for International Photography Awards (IPA) and the Center for Fine Art Photography (C4FAP).

SALES: All sales are conducted between the artist & buyer. L.A. Photo Curator does not handle any part of sales. There is no commission.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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ARTIST RESIDENCY: Navasota

2016 December 19

Learn more about the Navasota Artist Residency from the Arts Council of Brazos Valley!cutting THE FAT

I dropped out of culinary school half way through.  It occurred to me as I was practicing a particularly complicated knife skill one Friday night that I didn’t want to live and work and eat all in the same place.  My attention span is too short to have stuck with it.  The irony that my life now revolves around food in many ways isn’t lost on me.  This next Call offers you an opportunity to have it all, have it in one place, and have it FREE.  Not kidding…

Check out this Call for Applications from the Arts Council of Brazos Valley (College Station, TX) for the Navasota Spring/Summer 2017 Residency.  Six months of live/work AND sales space.  Low entry fee & low commission on sales.  Don’t miss this one…

Learn more about the Navasota Artist Residency from the Arts Council of Brazos Valley!ARTIST RESIDENCY:
Navasota Artist Residency
fm the Arts Council of Brazos Valley

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ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists* (*Artists must be fluent in English, have reliable transportation, and be eligible to live in the United States for the entire term of the residency program.)

MEDIA: 2-D & 3-D Media & Literary arts including: mixed media, drawing, fiber art, literature, music, painting, poetry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics & digital media.)

DEADLINE:  January 16, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  Late January 2017

ENTRY FEE:  $25 for up to 6

AWARD:  The Artists in Residence will have an opportunity to live and work in the historic Horlock Home in Navasota, Texas which includes living and studio space for each of the three participating artist as well as a retail gallery space. The term of each residency is roughly six (6) months. The City of Navasota will provide amenities including internet, cable, electricity, retail space and live/work space free of charge to selected artists with the purpose of providing artists the opportunity to create and sell their work.

SALES:  Horlock House retains 30% commission on all sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

Learn more about the Navasota Artist Residency from the Arts Council of Brazos Valley!

CALL for ENTRIES: Creatures

2016 December 18

Learn more about the Creatures Real and Imagined from uBe Art! nothing’s imPASTAble

For several years of my life, holiday menus went Italian.  We celebrated with spaghetti, lasagna and cannelloni.  It was always a simple one-dish + side-salad affair.  The simplicity seemed to suit every palate, real & imagined, from adults to the kid’s table and even those surprise guests that just turned up without notice. Why did we every stop?  I can’t remember.  This Call wants to know about your creatures, both real & imagined.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from uBe ART (Berkley, CA) for Creatures: Real & Imagined.  $25 entry for this 9-week show.  The deadline is fast approaching!

Learn more about the Creatures Real and Imagined from uBe Art!CALL for ENTRIES:
  Creatures from uBe ART

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ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all artists

MEDIA:  Open to all media (50″ or smaller)

THEME: …Explores the ways in which animals and creatures, both real and imagined have been a presence in the visual art as metaphors, objects of fantasy & fear, sources of emotional attachment & connection to the physical & non-physical realms.

DEADLINE:  January 5, 2017 (10pm PST)

NOTIFICATION:  January 11, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $25 for up to 3

JUROR: Winn Taylor, Artist & Owner of uBe Art; Ray Beldner, Artist & Co-Founder, stARTup Art Fair; Zach Seeger, Artist & Director, This Friday or Next Friday (Brooklyn, NY); Rebecca Meredith, Artist, Illustrator & Graphic Designer; Jonathan Butts, Executive Creative Director, BlackWing Creative; and Scott Smudsky, Gallery Director, Adobe Gallery (Santa Fe, NM).

AWARDS:  Artwork selected for this show will be on display in a nine week exhibition at uBe Art in the B-Side Hood of Berkeley, California—located just 12 miles east of San Francisco.

SALES:  uBe Art will retain 40% commission on all sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Love

2016 December 15

Learn more about the Love Issue from F-Stop Magazine!feed me PLEASE

My husband Jon is my personal chef and all-around family-taker-care(er)-of(er).  We try not to take advantage, but it is just his nature.  Part of how he shows his love is feeding & caring of all our ridiculousness.  We are grateful and well-fed.  Over the years, we have come to count on creamy hummus, soft muffins & decadent quiche. This next Call wants to see your love.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from F-Stop Magazine for Love, (Issue #81). No entry fee, and it is a gorgeous publication opportunity.  Take a moment to look at the last few issues. You’ll be inspired. We can’t wait to see your images published here

Learn more about the Love Issue from F-Stop Magazine!CALL for SUBMISSIONS:
Love, Issue #81
from F-
Stop Magazine

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ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

THEME: Love

MEDIA: Photography

DEADLINE: January 15, 2017

PUBLICATION: February 1, 2017

ENTRY FEE: None

AWARDS: Selected artists/photographers will have images published in Issue #81

ABOUT F-Stop: F-Stop Magazine is an online magazine featuring contemporary photography from established & emerging photographers from around the world. Each issue has a theme that the unites the images to create a dynamic dialogue. Founded in 2003 and published online, bi-monthly.

For complete details, Read the Guidelines!

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CALL for ENTRIES: P/N 32

2016 December 14

Learn more about Positive Negative 32 from the Slocumb Galleries at ETSU! open & say YUM

I believe in food as medicine.  Like a lot of you, I have a couple of chronic health conditions that require medication, including cough-variant asthma. I have chosen to take the least amount of medication possible to suppress side effects –specifically to my voice.  Green tea with honey, cayenne & turmeric is loaded with anti-inflammatories that really help prepare my voice for the level of use I have to sustain.  The positive? I take fewer prescription drugs.  The negative? My tongue is always orange, ha. This next Call wants your positive and/or negative take for the 32nd year in a row.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Slocumb Galleries at ETSU (Johnson City, TN) for the Positive/Negative 32, a nat’l juried exhibit. Open theme considers most media. Don’t miss it…

Learn more about Positive Negative 32 from the Slocumb Galleries at ETSU!CALL for ENTRIES:
Positive/Negative 32
fm ETSU Slocumb Galleries

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ELIGIBILITY: Open to U.S. artists 18+

MEDIA:   Open to 2D & 3D media & video 

THEME:  There are 2 exhibits –one open themed & one thematically curated from entries

DEADLINE:  January 31, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  February 15, 2017

ENTRY FEE:   $36 for up to 3 entries

JUROR: Dr. Anja Foerschner is an independent curator, photographer and research specialist at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Foerschner has curated exhibits, conference sessions and published essays on performance art and the abject. Her research encompasses modern and contemporary art with emphasis on artists from the West Coast, feminism and disgust.

AWARDS: Up to $1,000 in cash prizes ($500 for Best of Show, $100/ea Honorable Mention) and exhibit opportunities.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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