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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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CALL for ENTRIES: AbstrAction

2017 August 6

Learn more about the AbstrAction exhibit at the Marin MOCA!PINEAPPLE ma pizza

I eat lots of pizza, an odd side result of my job as a performing musician.  Common menu offerings include lettuce-topped Mexican, Greek, thick-crust Sicilian, Californian, the New York slice, the ubiquitous pineapple Hawaiian, and of course, deep-dish Chicago style.  There are many others, but these are the standards.  I love how, outside the area for which they are named, they consistently have similar the toppings that aren’t always grounded in anything more than habit.  Did you know California-style always has sun-dried tomatoes? Do you know why? Me either.  Food stereotypes are funny & often well-intentioned, but odd & often very abstract.  This next Call wants the abstract, but don’t send them pizza.  The deadline looms…

Check out this Call for Entries from Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (Novato, CA) for AbstrAction.  This gallery is located in Hamilton Field, a beautiful, historic space, and you know how I love a museum show.  Take a look…

Learn more about the AbstrAction exhibit at the Marin MOCA!CALL for ENTRIES:
AbstrAction from
Marin MoCA

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

MEDIA: Open to all media

THEMES:  Abstraction “We encourage work that demonstrates techniques in abstraction that move us forward. Innovative use of materials, color, shape, line, texture & subject matter can reveal or energize new movements in art. Show us what Actions & reActions are occurring in your work.” MarinMOCA

DEADLINE:  August 25, 2017 (PST)

NOTIFICATION:  September 9, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $35  for up to 3; $50 for 4-5 ($30/$45 for members)

JUROR:  Catharine Clark, Owner, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco & New York (est. 1991).  Catharine Clark Gallery exhibits the work of contemporary artists working across a wide range of media. The gallery has pioneered the presentation of new media art in San Francisco and is the first commercial gallery in the area with a dedicated media room. Exhibitions are hosted on a six-week schedule and generally feature solo artist presentations in conjunction with media room installations. The gallery’s program has garnered critical attention from numerous publications, including the New York Times, Artforum, Flash Art, Tema Celeste, Art in America, ARTnews, Modern Painters, and Art Review. 

AWARDS:  1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300 & 3rd Place $100. Non-monetary Honorable Mention awards may be given at Juror’s discretion.

SALES:  Marin MOCA will retain 30% commission on sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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ARTIST of the DAY: Sarah Quick

2017 August 3
"Struggle" (detail) by Sarah Quick

“Struggle” (detail) by Sarah Quick

” . . . my pieces tend to be epic in scope, using all three modes of communication to create my narrative.” Sarah Quick

My days are full.  I am less busy, but more active.  I want to do everything, try everything, create everything, experience everything.  I feel like a constantly churning, epic state of movement.  It is good.  It is where I want to be, in the middle of chaos, both good & bad.  It is an experiential life.  It is shiny and new. Again. Today’s AAAD Artist of the Day, painter Sarah Quick, conveys struggle on an epic scale.  We are never alone.

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OPEN CALL: Greenshields Grant

2017 August 3

Learn more about available Artist Grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation!the deepest CUT

If you want to learn to cook well, I recommend starting with knives.  Every dish is made more difficult with a dull knife.  I had a brief affair with being a chef that put me in cooking school for a year.  The first thing I had to buy was a full set of very expensive knives.  (My mother had mine monogrammed. No kidding. SO embarrassing.)  Fear not, you can start with just a couple of not-so-expensive knives.  Everyone starts somewhere.  This next Call is looking to help artists just making their start.  Need funding?

Check out this Open Call from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (Quebec, Canada) for Artist Grants.  No entry fee & a ongoing deadline makes this grant the perfect opportunity for students & beginning artists.  Take a look…

Learn more about available Artist Grants from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation!

OPEN CALL:
Artist Grants
from the
Elizabeth Greenshields
Foundation

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to artists 18+, students or artists in the developmental stages of their career

MEDIA: Open to representational art, painting, drawing, sculpture & printmaking ONLY.  “The Foundation does not accept applications from commercial artists, graphic designers & illustrators; photographers;  cartoonists; animation artists; video artists, film makers & digital artists; craft makers . . . . abstract or non-objective art.”

DEADLINE:  Ongoing

NOTIFICATION:  Up to 6 months

ENTRY FEE:  None

AWARDS:  Variable dollar amounts

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Flora

2017 August 1

Learn more from Don't Take Pictures about the Flora exhibit!EAT me

How many of you have a potted rosemary bush?  Mine is blooming a gorgeous array of little lavender flowers.  Did you know the flowers are edible?  If you love the taste of rosemary but find the texture & taste a little to strong for delicate foods like fish, try using the flowers instead.  They are softer in both mouth feel & potency and even make a beautiful garnish when flash fried.  This next call is looking for flora, and it doesn’t have to be edible.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from Don’t Take Pictures (online & print) for Flora.  This publication offers print, monthly columns & quarterly online exhibits.  This online opportunity has no entry fee.  Don’t miss this one…

Learn more from Don't Take Pictures about the Flora exhibit!CALL for ENTRIES:
Flora from
Don’t Take Pictures

“Botanical art has a long history as subject matter for photographers. Using photography to preserve the ephemeral qualities of plant life can allows viewers to wonder at the natural world. Beyond the garden, florals have been used as props, rendered in patterns in décor and apparel, and photographed in various states of decay.” –from donttakepictures.com

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Open to photography –go beyond the traditional portrayal of florals

DEADLINE:  August 20, 2017

PUBLICATION: August 23 — November 21, 2017

ENTRY FEE:  None

AWARDS:  Inclusion in the online quarterly exhibition

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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CALL for ENTRIES: Topeka Competition 33

2017 July 27

Learn more about the Topeka Competition 33 from the Topeka and Shawnee County Library!

COFFEE anyone?

Are you a borrower or a buyer?  Of books, I mean?  If you haven’t been to your local library recently, be sure to stop by. Many libraries are re-inventing themselves to look much like big box book stores complete with vendors of coffee & pastries.  They often also lend music, movies and even art.  This next Call comes from a library with a full-fledged art gallery adjacent.  This is for 3-d work only…

Check out this Call for Entries from the Friends of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (Topeka, KS) for Topeka Competition 33 at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery (located within a public library).  Despite its location, this is a fairly traditional gallery space & the juror’s work is masterful.  Take a look…

Learn more about the Topeka Competition 33 from the Topeka and Shawnee County Library!CALL for ENTRIES: 
Topeka Competition 33
from Friends of the Topeka &
Shawnee County Public Library

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

MEDIA: Open to 3-D work in clay, metal, jewelry, fiber, leather, glass, sculpture, wood, books as art, or mixed media.  No 2-D work will be accepted.

DEADLINE:  August 11, 2017

NOTIFICATION:  August 30, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $35  for up to 3 works

JUROR:  Emily Williams creates detailed glass sculptures inspired by the natural world. Her glass sculptures explore complex plant & sea life forms.  Science & natural history have always played a strong role in her life. She began teaching sculpture in 1989 at Clarion University of PA. Over the years she has shared her passion for sculpture with her students.  Williams has received a number of grants and awards through the years, including a Fulbright Hays grant to study in Italy. Williams was awarded her M.F.A. in Sculpture from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO.

AWARDS:  Juror’s Awards will be named by the juror and announced at the Awards Reception on Sunday, November 12, 2017. These are cash awards for high-quality work.  Purchase Awards will be named by the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery and will become part of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s permanent art collection. Awards are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

SALES:  The Sabatini Gallery encourages potential buyers to contact the artist directly.  The Alice C. Sabatini Gallery & the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library receive no commission on sales.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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