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Monday, September 29, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibit

The Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibit was developed to showcase the finest artists of our region. Artists from within a radius of 300 miles of Knoxville and throughout the state of Tennessee may enter. Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected by juror, Mark Scala, for exhibition. This years juror, Mark Scala, is the founding chief curator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Cash awards totaling $4,100 will be presented at the exhibit’s opening
reception on April 3rd at the Emporium from 5-9 pm. Best in Show $2,000, 2nd Place $1,000, Third Place $500, two $250 Merit awards and one $100 award from Fast Frame. The 2015 exhibition location will be both upper and lower galleries in the beautiful Emporium Center at 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville’s downtown arts anchor location. The exhibit will be on display from April 3 through April 25, 2015.

More information and links to the prospectus are below:

Online Entry Procedure: 
The non-refundable entry fee for the EARLY BIRD DEALINE is $35.00 ($30.00 students)per application (you may submit up to three works per application). The Early Bird Deadline is Friday, January 16, 2015. 
All submissions received between January 17th & 21st require a $40 entry fee ($35 for students). Two images may be submitted for each 3-D piece submitted on the application. All work must be in jpg form. The file name should be as follows: Entry form number: (1,2, or 3) _title of work. Example: 1_BigPainting.jpg. The file size should be 300 dpi, and as close to 1 MB or less. The widest side should not exceed 2,000 pixels.
Where: Emporium Center for Arts and Culture, 100 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN  37902
When: April 3-25
Times: Monday- Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm [Closed Monday, April 6th for the Easter holiday]
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 5:00 – 9:00 pmAward Ceremony: Friday, April 3, 8:00 pm

BEST IN SHOW :: Charles Clary “Patiflasmic Plasmatic Gestation Movement #5″
2nd PLACE :: Pamela Venz “Reflection”
3rd PLACE :: Raluca Iancu “Cruising”
HONORABLE MENTION :: Logan O’Connor “Formation”
HONORABLE MENTION :: Sally Govan “At The Creek”
FASTFRAME AWARD :: Spears McAllester “Malanphulang Kangtega”

602 S. Gay Street, Mezzanine Level | Knoxville, TN 37902
Contact us at: 865-637-4561 |

Friday, September 26, 2014

Valerie Zimany, Clemson University Art Department Faculty Member, in Two-Person Exhibition with Daniel Bare at UNC-Charlotte's Rowe Galleries




The Rowe Galleries present four artists in three shows. The lower gallery hosts Evergreen: Vespiary, a site-specific installation and other ceramic works by guest artists Valerie Zimany and Daniel Bare. The upper gallery hosts two shows: Inheritance, photographs by Pamela Pecchio, and Into the Screen: Still-Life and Moving Images, oil paintings by Andrew Leventis. Join us for light snacks, refreshments, and conversation! 


Rowe Lobby, 1st & 2nd Floors
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday, Closed
FREE PARKING for opening receptions

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Call for Applications: National Gallery of Art Summer Internships

NGA Summer 2014 Interns. Front row, from left to right: Michelle Smiley,
Victoria Gao, Allison Burness, Abby Eron, Sarah Battle, Anne Marie Gan,
Samantha Fisher, Alessandra Nardi; 
Back row, from left to right: David Ward,
John Salmons, Christine Zappella, Cyle Metzger, Jennifer Rokoski, Megan Whitney,
Valerie Lazalier, Christina Taylor, Jillian Vaum, and Galina Olmsted.
Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions.

Eligibility varies according to internship. A few are geared to undergraduates graduating in May 2015, but most are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May 2015 with a relevant degree (such as MA, MBA, MFA, M Arch, M Ed, JD, or MLS). Please check prerequisites carefully. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.

Summer interns are in residence at the Gallery from June 8 to August 7, 2015. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes.
Application Timeline and Procedures

January 12, 2015
Deadline for application packets. Send the application form, your full résumé or CV, a writing sample (approximately 20 pages, including footnotes or endnotes, bibliography, and images), and one copy of official transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended to our mailing address. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

January 21, 2015

Semifinalists will be notified of their status and asked to contact the references listed on the application form. Semifinalists should request that letters be sent via e-mail to the department of academic programs at The e-mail subject line must include the full name of the semifinalist. Reference letters (as PDF or Word documents) should be included as attachments.

Department of Academic Programs
Division of Education
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785

(202) 842-6257

Please do not contact Gallery curators or other department heads directly regarding possible placement or projects.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Meghan O'Connor, Clemson University Art Department Alumna, to Exhibit at Eoff Hall Art Gallery, Lynchburg, Tennessee

Artist Meghan O’Connor will display her work through Oct. 27 in the Eoff Hall Art Gallery on Motlow College’s Moore County campus.

The college hosted O’Connor for a reception on Thursday inside the gallery. Refreshments were served and the artist was available to speak with the public regarding her work.

Meghan holds a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree from Clemson University. She has lived and studied in Italy and spent a year working and teaching in California. She has been an instructor of foundations at Middle Tennessee State University since 2009.

“The act of making art is me processing my everyday experiences and looking at relationships, how we treat each other and ourselves,” said O’Connor. “When approaching daily choices, oftentimes we end up with short-lived fulfillment, rather than a long-term contribution to a positive well-being. My work is an awareness of these self-destructive tendencies and the inherent struggle that results upon this realization; a fight for self-control.”

The public can view Meghan’s work Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information about Motlow’s art gallery and art exhibits, contact Brian Robinson, professor of art, at or (931) 393-1674.

Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
(931) 393-1500

Monday, September 22, 2014


Faculty of Fine Arts -El Minia University- Egypt, and Extra Art Gallery are proud to host the 4th STUDENT INTERNATIONAL SMALL PRINT SHOW – SIPS 15. 

SIPS is one of the most significant student printmaking art exhibitions in the world. SIPS represents an excellent opportunity for international artistic exposure and interaction among talented printmaking students from all over the world. The show will be opened at the gallery of the Faculty of Fine Arts - El Minia University in late March 2014 and then it will be reopened at Extra Art Gallery in Cairo in December 2015.
1-All currently enrolled art students including grad students (regardless of age) are welcome to apply.
2- Recent grads (within 3 years of graduation) may apply earlier works while they were students.
3-Students talking informal printmaking courses in Printshops or private Studios are also welcome to apply.

Print requirements:
1-The theme of the show is open , and all traditional and experimental printmaking techniques are acceptable . Print installation is NOT acceptable.
2-Each artist may apply with two prints.
3- The maximum size of the paper is 12x16in or 30x40cm, image size is open. Works exceeding the maximum size will not be accepted.
4-Year of production should not be older than 2012.

Submission Guidelines:
1-The Artist should fill out the application form and send it along with two JPG photos of the prints without paper margins (the white borders of the paper around the image).
2-Dimensions of the photos should be (4x6in - 10x15cm), Res. (120 dpi). The total size of the photo should be from Min (400 KB) to Max (700 KB). The photos should be accurate and of a high quality.

*Not sure how to prepare your photos! please ask for help from your teacher.
3- The photos should be labeled (right click and rename) with (artist name- work title- technique- image size -year of production – Country of nationality), in the following specific order .
Ex: (John Smith-Untitled-Etching- 8x11 in- 2011 - USA).

*Please use the same name in all the materials of the application to save us the confusion
(William – Bill , Liz – Elizabeth , …..).
5-Send to the application and the photos to:
6-Deadline for receiving the application form and the photos for initial screening is Nov.1st.
7- Notifications of the selection result and shipping information will be sent to the artist by Nov.15th.
5 equal awards of $300 & SIPS Award Certificate will be awarded to selected artists , and 10 Certificates of merit will be awarded to selected artists.

Award Jurors:
1- Ahmed Sakr – Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts – El Minia University & Professor of Graphic Arts. (Egypt).
2-Beth Grabowski - Professor of Printmaking & Author - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (USA).
3- Richard Noyce – Visual Artist & Writer. (England).

Online Promotion:
1-Accepted artworks will be exhibited online in a dedicated website for the show for 12 months. :
2-Featured artworks of the show get promoted regularly on the interface of the website as well as on different social media websites (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and on SIPS FB group:

1-A full color Catalogue of the show will be sent to accepted artists.
2-The Catalogue will be sent to the artists via register by late April.

Donations & Sales:
1-All The exhibited Prints will be considered as donations to the show. (Part will be selected for the student museum of the faculty of Fine Arts and part will be offered for sale to support the show).
2-The artist should clarify the number of the print edition available for sale and In case of multiple sales, the artist will be asked to send the number of the sold prints and will receive 50% of the sale price and Extra Art Gallery receives 50% commission.

Application Fee:
A $25(USD) or equivalent value of other currencies to be sent along with the application form via Paypal ( to:, or via Western Union (payable to: Wael AbdElsabour - Egypt). Please provide your Name, country and confirmation No. as they show on the WU transaction. Group payment is more efficient (please provide a list of the names of the artists).

For any inquiries please contact us:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Beyond Printmaking 4, 2015 National Juried Exhibition

Beyond Printmaking 4: 
2015 National Juried Exhibition

Beyond Printmaking is an art competition and exhibition organized by the Printmaking Area and Landmark Arts at Texas Tech School of Art.
Historically, printmaking has been considered not only as a visual means through multiples, but also as a pioneer of technology and new meanings. As technology changes ever more rapidly, many contemporary artists who originally started with printmaking as their primary medium are using interdisciplinary approaches to embrace the needs of our time.
As much as printmaking has been loved for its traditional resonance, its versatility applied in multimedia sees no limitations. In this 4th exhibition, we are looking for artists who have a vision of printmaking beyond the traditional practices, who push the technological and conceptual limits of what is considered printmaking.
AWARDS: $2500 in cash prizes to be awarded by the Juror at his discretion.
JUROR: Kevin Haas is currently a Professor at Washington State University where he coordinates the Printmaking Area. He earned his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Indiana University where he studied printmaking and digital media. Since 1995 his work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the US and in Canada. He has been included in exhibits at OHGE Ltd. and Davidson Galleries in Seattle, the Jundt Museum in Spokane and Deluge Contemporary Art in Victoria, BC. His work is found in diverse collections from New York at The Equitable Building to Seattle at the Seattle City Light Portable Works Collection. He is a recipient of the Artist Trust Fellowship and the Seattle Print Arts: Larry Sommers Fellowship, and was an artist in residence at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium in 2010 and 2012. His work has been featured in Art in Print, The Cincinnati Enquirer and Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processesby Grabowski and Fick. He will be featured in American Print Makers by E. Ashley Rooney.
OCTOBER 3, 2014, 5 P.M.
Submission form, slides submitted, and fees paid via SlideRoom. All submissions begun by 5 p.m. October 3rd will have until midnight October 5th to complete.

OCTOBER 31, 2014
Accepted artists contacted by e-mail; posted online at

DECEMBER 15 – 20, 2014
Artworks received and held for installation.
Artwork should be shipped to:
     Beyond Printmaking 4
     Texas Tech School of Art
     18th Street at Flint Ave., Room 105
     Lubbock, Texas 79409

JANUARY 17, 2015
Exhibition opens.
Public Reception, Saturday, January 24th from 6 – 8 p.m.

FEBRUARY 22, 2015
Last day of exhibition

FEBRUARY 23 – 27, 2015
Artworks packed and returned to artists
Open to professional artists living in the U.S. who are 18 and older. All media expanding the notion of printmaking, including time-based and installation, will be considered. An artist’s statement illuminating the artist’s conception of printmaking must be included with the entry. Work must be original and completed within the last 3 years.
Accepted entries must be received between December 15 – 20, 2014. Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance in transit to Texas Tech University.
• Works can be shipped or hand-delivered between December 15 – 20, 2014.
• Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance in transit to Texas Tech University.
• Texas Tech University (Landmark Arts) will not cover any insurance claims of work that arrives damaged. Appropriate shipping materials and proper packaging will avoid damage to work. Each accepted 2D work must be sent in a well-packaged single reusable carton or crate, each 3D work should be in a double box or crated. (No styrofoam peanuts please.)
• All 2D works must be ready for hanging. Plexiglass must be used instead of glass for framing. 3D and time-based works must be ready for installation with instructions for installation.
• Works will be insured for the duration of the exhibition. Accepted artists will receive a copy of the exhibition brochure.
Landmark Arts will cover the return shipping and insurance by commercial courier. All artworks will be returned by February 27th to their respective owners at the addresses provided on the entry documents. Any artist wishing to ship by another carrier must provide revised shipping address by email to at least 1 week prior to close of exhibition. Any work differing significantly from the submitted images will not be accepted. All works must remain on display throughout the exhibition January 17 – February 22, 2015.
Any sales of artwork will be between the artist and the buyer. Landmark Arts will provide prospective buyers with the artist contact information listed on the entry form.
$40 for up to three (3) entries. This includes the SlideRoom uploading fee. Two (2) additional entries may be submitted at $5 each. Five (5) artworks maximum may be submitted per artist, for a total entry fee of $50. Two views per artwork allowed for three-dimensional works. (Entry fees are non-returnable.) All materials will be submitted through SlideRoom.
You will be notified by e-mail with the selection results. It will also be posted on line at
DIGITAL ENTRIES Only digital files will be accepted through SlideRoom. Save JPEG images with each image measuring 1920 pixels in the long dimension, 300 DPI. Please save your images as lastname_first initial_1,2, 3. at the highest resolution. (Smith_J_1.jpg)

TIME-BASED AND PERFORMANCE Please send a website address where the video may be viewed. We prefer Vimeo, but YouTube or a personal site is acceptable.

ARTWORK SIZE LIMITATIONS 2 dimensional work: Maximum size 60 ̋ any direction. 3 dimensional work: Maximum size 48 ̋ any direction. Maximum weight 100 lbs.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT Please enclose an Artist’s Statement explaining the work’s relevance to printmaking.

FOR MORE INFORMATION phone: 806.742.1947 | email:
If my work is accepted, the Texas Tech University School of Art has my permission to photograph my work and retain my images for publicity and educational purposes.

I have read and agree to all the provisions of entry. These conditions include the agreement that the accepted work will be available for the duration of the show.
For more information and online prospectus, visit
To submit materials, visit

Workshop "Branding Your Photography Online: Websites and Social Media"

L: Jennifer ​Schwartz, ​Creator/Director ​of ​Crusade ​for ​Art
R: David ​Bram, ​Editor, ​Founder ​& ​Curator ​of ​Fraction ​Magazine

Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Leica Store DC
977 F Street, NW
WashingtonDistrict of Columbia 20004
United States

Phone: 2027875900 

Presenters: ​ ​
Jennifer ​Schwartz, ​Creator/Director ​of ​Crusade ​for ​Art ​( 
David ​Bram, ​Editor, ​Founder ​& ​Curator ​of ​Fraction ​Magazine ​( 

In ​this ​two-hour ​seminar, ​David ​Bram ​and ​Jennifer ​Schwartz ​will ​discuss ​the ​importance ​of ​maintaining ​a ​consistent, ​professional ​and ​recognizable ​brand. ​The ​components ​of ​a ​great ​portfolio ​website ​will ​be ​outlined, ​and ​participating ​photographers ​will ​leave ​with ​an ​easy ​and ​effective ​social ​media ​strategy. 

About ​the ​Presenters: 

David ​Bram ​and ​Jennifer ​Schwartz ​first ​met ​at ​PhotoNOLA ​in ​2010, ​where ​they ​recognized ​a ​shared ​passion ​for ​helping ​photographers ​get ​exposure ​and ​recognition ​for ​their ​work ​and ​began ​creating ​programs ​to ​do ​just ​that ​through ​the ​organization ​they ​co-founded, ​Flash ​Powder ​Projects. 
David ​is ​the ​editor, ​founder, ​and ​curator ​of ​Fraction ​Magazine, ​an ​online ​venue ​dedicated ​to ​fine ​art, ​contemporary ​photography. ​Fraction ​Magazine ​brings ​together ​diverse ​bodies ​of ​work ​by ​established ​and ​emerging ​artists ​from ​around ​the ​globe. ​Fraction ​Magazine ​was ​founded ​in ​2008, ​is ​published ​on ​a ​monthly ​basis, ​and ​has ​shown ​portfolios ​from ​more ​than ​300 ​photographers. 

David ​has ​reviewed ​portfolios ​at ​over ​25 ​national ​events ​including ​Review ​Santa ​Fe, ​Fotofest, ​PhotoLucida, ​PhotoNOLA, ​Atlanta ​Celebrates ​Photography, ​Medium, ​and ​Filter. ​He ​was ​a ​juror ​for ​Review ​Santa ​Fe ​in ​2010 ​as ​well ​as ​a ​frequent ​juror ​for ​Critical ​Mass. ​ ​He ​was ​a ​reviewer ​at ​Fotofest ​Moscow ​in ​August ​2011 ​and ​a ​curator ​at ​the ​Lishui ​Photography ​Festival ​in ​China ​in ​November ​2011. ​In ​September ​2010, ​David ​was ​the ​recipient ​of ​the ​Griffin ​Museum ​of ​Photography’s ​Rising ​Star ​Award. 

Jennifer ​Schwartz ​is ​the ​creator/director ​of ​Crusade ​for ​Art, ​a ​non-profit ​organization ​focused ​on ​cultivating ​demand ​for ​art, ​specifically ​fine ​art ​photography. ​ ​Jennifer ​believes ​in ​empowering ​photographers ​to ​be ​innovative ​and ​create ​audiences ​for ​their ​work. ​ ​She ​formerly ​owned ​and ​directed ​a ​fine ​art ​photography ​gallery ​in ​Atlanta, ​the ​Jennifer ​Schwartz ​Gallery, ​for ​five ​years. ​ 

Jennifer ​regularly ​participates ​in ​portfolio ​reviews ​such ​as ​PhotoNOLA, ​PhotoLucida, ​Atlanta ​Celebrates ​Photography, ​FotoFest ​and ​others. ​ ​She ​was ​invited ​as ​a ​curator ​to ​the ​Lishui ​Photo ​Festival ​in ​Lishui, ​China ​in ​2011 ​and ​travels ​around ​the ​country ​giving ​talks, ​guest-lecturing ​at ​universities, ​leading ​workshops ​and ​hosting ​photographic ​retreats. ​ ​In ​the ​Spring ​of ​2013, ​she ​traveled ​around ​the ​country ​in ​a ​1977 ​VW ​bus, ​engaging ​audiences ​with ​photography.