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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences Residency Program

Emily Smith in Cove Studio
Open to visual artists, writers, musicians, ceramicists, etc - creative thinkers of all kinds. Located on 600 acres in the North Georgia Mountains, each artist has a private studio & living space, with communal meals provided four nights a week. No references required. $30 application fee. Current available financial assistance includes 14 Distinguished Fellowships - open to first-time residents - which waive the fees for a two-week residency and provide a stipend to the artist.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE January 15, 2015 for the upcoming 2015 Summer Session (May - August). Apply at Other application deadlines: April 15 & September 15. 

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2015 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles 60th Anniversary Juried Exhibit

The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild (CHG) sponsors an exhibition every year. In odd-numbered years, CHG hosts the Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles, a regional exhibit open to fiber artist in the southeastern United States. This year CHG is pleased to announce an international exhibition of art that references and/or uses fiber, fiber techniques and fiber technologies in innovative ways.

Work that reflects the forward trajectory of textiles within a twenty first century intersection of conceptual innovation, new and old techniques and materials, coupled with traditional attention to craftsmanship.
  • All US and international artists working in fiber media are eligible to enter. 
  • Entries must have been completed at the time of the entry deadline and no earlier than April 2013.
  • Pieces must be of original design, executed by the entrant, and one of a kind.
JUROR : John Eric Riis
Jon Eric Riis is an internationally known contemporary fiber artist. He has exhibited his handwoven tapestries throughout Europe and Asia, and his work is in numerous collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The New York Museum of Art and Design, and The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art. Riis was selected as the 2011 Windgate Fellow, and he received the 2014 Juried Prize in Artfields for his piece Neoclassic Female Tapestry. Riis currently exhibits at Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe. Riis’ studio is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information, go to the CHG web site:

SUBMISSION: All entries will be taken through CAFÉ: Please visit CaFE ( for additional information and to enter.

Entries will be accepted through March 1, 2015.

  • Entry Deadline                       March 1, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance     April 1-7, 2015
  • Entries Due                            May 1, 2015
  • Exhibit Opens                         May 14, 2015
  • Opening Reception                 June 4, 2015
  • Exhibit Closes                         July 31, 2015
  • Work Returned By                  August 30, 2015
Ernest G Welch Gallery, School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303

  • Best of Show                         $600
  • Second Place                       $400
  • Third Place                           $200
  • All US and international artists working in fiber media are eligible to enter. 
  • Entries must have been completed at the time of the entry deadline and no earlier than April 2013.
  • Pieces must be of original design, executed by the entrant, and one of a kind.
  • This exhibit will hang concurrently with Flight Patterns.   Artists currently exhibiting in Flight Patterns are ineligible to enter, due to space constraints.
  • We will accept two entries per artist. 
  • Jpeg image files are required for each work entered. For each entry, include a full view plus one additional detail image for clarification. (Maximum of 2 images per entry.)  Image files may be color corrected to accurately represent the work, but not enhanced in any way.  Image editing is limited to cropping and adding or modifying a solid background of white, black or gray.  Photographic images should accurately represent your work.  We reserve the right to return accepted work that differs significantly from the photographic images you submit.
  • Work may not exceed 9 feet in height nor 50 lbs in weight.
The Juror and Exhibition Committee reserve the right to return any work that does not adhere to the above criteria.

Phone: 404-855-1244 (leave a message for Velocity of Textiles)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Great Video of Valerie Zimany and Daniel Bare's Installation at UNC-Charlotte from October 2014!

Valerie Zimany, Clemson University Assistant Professor of Art, and her frequent collaborator, ceramic artist, Daniel Bare, crated the installation, Evergreen: Vespiary, for UNC Charlotte's lower Rowe Gallery.  The installation was up from October 1-31, 2014, but if you missed it, it's on YouTube.  Check it out:!

Monday, December 8, 2014

If You Missed Miranda Pfeiffer's Lecture at Clemson University's Art Department ... We've Got Slides and Audio!

Miranda Pfeiffer Artist Talk - Clemson University - December 1, 2014


Slides and audio from lecture given to students in Lee Hall at Clemson University. This talk concluded my experience as visiting critic, preceded by two days of studio visits with Clemson's BFA and MFA students, as well a series of animation and gif workshops.
Thank you, Miranda!

Katelyn Chapman, Clemson University BFA (Art, painting) Candidate, in Contemporary South at the Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

"His Fist Is Big But My Gun's Bigger" by Katelyn Chapman
The South is emerging as a hub for creativity, with Raleigh as its capital! Contemporary South will bring region’s best artists right here to Raleigh with the help of prestigious and acclaimed curator, Chad Alligood.

This exhibition showcases a survey of artwork currently being made in the regional south, across a wide range of media and aesthetic. A total of 58 pieces were chosen for this survey of southern art.

The Artists

January 2-29, 2015

Visual Art Exchange
309 W. Martin Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
phone: 919.828.7834

Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 11a.m. – 4p.m.

First Friday hours: 6-9p.m.

The Juror:
Chad Alligood, curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville AK. Chad recently visited over 1000 artists across America in order to build Crystal Bridges’ current exhibition “State of the Art” which showcases the work of over 100 artists,ranging from works on canvas and paper to photography and video to installation and performance art, and more.

Chad earned his Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University, his Masters of Arts in Art History from The University of Georgia and is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Art History from City University of New York while working at Crystal Bridges Museum.

VAE's Main Gallery hosts 12-16 exhibitions each year. Exhibitions are open to the public five days a week and during First Friday gallery walks at no cost. Exhibitions include the N.E.W. (Never Exhibited Works) juried exhibition, SCOPE: The NC Landscape, B E R S E R K and VAE's Young Artists Exhibit for Wake County K-12 students.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hands-on Experience for Aspiring Arts Management Professionals at DeVos Institute

Interning with the DeVos Institute
As a leading provider of arts management training worldwide, the DeVos Institute and its leadership offer valuable, hands-on experience for aspiring arts managers. Interns gain practical skills in event management, research, evaluation, reporting, and business communications by supporting the Institute’s domestic and international training programs and consulting engagements for over 800 arts organizations around the globe. Interns also gain an expansive understanding of the arts industry by working with a wide range of arts and cultural organizations and industry professionals who serve as Institute advisors.

Internships are full-time (40 hours per week) or part-time (15-30 hours per week) unpaid opportunities that are intended to complement a student’s academic program of study, during or shortly following an undergraduate or graduate program. Interns have the opportunity to attend special events, including presentations with domestic and international delegations that visit the Institute. Upon acceptance into the program, Interns develop a personalized schedule with their program manager based on their availability. A transportation subsidy will be provided at a rate of $6/day. 

Applicants must be currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, or seniors in undergraduate programs, Master’s candidates, or have completed a degree within the past two years. Internships may be completed for academic credit through the Intern’s current college or university.

Summer 2015: 
Program Dates: May—August 2015
Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Fall 2015: 
Program Dates: September—December 2015
Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Full-time and part-time opportunities available.

How to Apply:
Please send a brief cover letter and resume to Syrah Gunning at Work samples are optional, but encouraged. Following the application deadlines, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20004
T. 301 314 0958

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Applications Open for the Hamiltonian Fellowship Program Through March 2, 2015

The Hamiltonian Fellowship program provides each artist with a set of professional development opportunities and critical resources that are designed to help each artist advance their career and artistic practice. Fellows are expected to take active roles in the professional development, as well as that of the other fellows in the program while also contributing to the DC art community at large.

Hamiltonian Fellows receive:
  • Representation by our partner, Hamiltonian Gallery, for the full duration of your fellowship. 
  • Annual focus exhibitions at Hamiltonian Gallery. 
  • Annual group exhibitions at Hamiltonian Gallery and various off-site locations.
  • Access to mentor artists for advice on planning upcoming exhibitions and other professional needs. 
  • Mentor led group critiques for all exhibiting artists. 
  • Regular seminars in art and business with leaders in the community. 
  • An annual $1,000 stipend to cover career related expenses. 
  • Potential participation in national and international art events and fairs. 
  • Grant-writing experience and assistance. 
  • Hands-on experience in the marketing and promotion of their work in a commercial gallery environment. 
  • Post-fellowship placement assistance for artists looking for representation in other commercial galleries and positions in other art-related jobs.
All Hamiltonian Fellows are expected to:
  • Participate in monthly critiques and planning sessions for group exhibitions.
  • Attend Fellowship program seminars and lectures.
  • Give an artist talk in conjunction with their focus exhibition at Hamiltonian Gallery.
  • Participate in the mentor program by engaging with at least one mentor artist.
  • Utilize the gallery space at least one time during their tenure to plan an event with community involvement, such as a panel discussion, art performance, or workshop.
  • Attend other art shows in the area and participate in group discussion afterward.
  • Participate in the gallery and fellowship operations by taking an active role in the planning, promotion, and set-up of gallery exhibitions.
  • Review exhibitions of other Hamiltonian fellows and participate in community outreach programming.
Hamiltonian Artists encourages all interested artists who have not had prior gallery representation to apply for this competitive, two-year fellowship program. Artists from around the nation are eligible to apply, please should consider that strong participatory nature of the fellowship program.

Learn more about the Hamiltonian Fellowship Program.

2015 – 2017 application process: December 1, 2014 – March 2nd, 2015

All applicants must prepare the following items in electronic format on no more than two digital CDs. Unless specified, materials may be submitted in either MS doc or PDF format. Incomplete applications will not be processed or reviewed.

1. A completed application form (form downloadable in MS doc or in PDF)
2. A cover letter
3. A resume/CV including contact information for two references
4. 10 images of your work created in the last two years (in JPEG or PDF)
* For new media artists, individual samples of videos should not be more than 3 minutes in length (in QuickTime or WMV)
5. A correlating list of works, including title, media, dimension and year executed
6. An artist statement (in MS doc)
7. Although not required, you may submit up to 3 other supporting materials such as press coverage, reviews, and other public write-ups about you or your work (in PDF)

For questions about the Hamiltonian Fellowship, please e-mail:

Applications must be postmarked by Monday, March 2nd, 2015. Please send the completed application, image CD(s) and $25 application fee (do not send cash) to:

Hamiltonian Artists
1353 U Street, NW
Suite 101
Washington DC, 20009

t: 202.332.1116 | f: 202.332.0569

Selection process
Applications will be reviewed by an External Review Panel that is selected for their breadth of knowledge and expertise in the field of contemporary art. The roster of panelists changes annually and is composed of art professionals including gallerists, art collectors, curators, and established artists. The review panel will choose ten finalists who will be contacted by the Hamiltonian staff for personal interviews. Based on the result from these interviews, the External Review Panel will then select the top five finalists, who will be informed about their status in May/June.