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Thursday, September 27, 2012

South Carolina Arts Commission launches The Hub



The South Carolina Arts Commission has launched The Hub to promote all that is special about the arts in the state. The Hub features arts news and opportunities, resources, calls for art, research, events and more. Join us on The Hub by submitting news and story ideas for consideration, commenting on posts and sharing Hub posts via social media.
“The Hub is a one-stop shop where readers can find real-time news, events and resources they need to participate in and learn about the arts in South Carolina. We want to help residents and visitors find arts activities, direct artists and arts organizations to opportunities, and let our citizens know they can be proud of our state’s contributions to the arts. In fact, we want the world beyond our state’s borders to know that South Carolina is a place where the arts can and do thrive.”
– Ken May, Executive Director, S.C. Arts Commission
One Hub feature, “Experience the Arts in SC,” offers a Google map of the state with arts venue locations, making it easy for readers to find places to enjoy the arts.
The Hub does not replace the Arts Commission’s current website, rather it serves as a portal to the main website, to the agency’s Arts Daily calendar and to websites of other organizations. Hub posts are a mix of original content, news gathered from other sources and items submitted by readers.




Penland work study scholarships and studio assistantships

There are plenty of work study scholarships available for our spring concentration and a few studio assistantships for our one-week sessions here at Penland.

If you're interested in attending one of our classes as a work-study or studio assistant, applications are due in our office by November 30, 2012 at 5:00pm.

We are accepting applications for studio assistants in the following 1 week classes:

Clay: Alternative Firing Techniques instructed by Charlie & Linda Riggs 
March 24-30, 2013

 Metals: Have Bench Pin Will Travel instructed by Elliott Pujol
March 24-30, 2013.

 Drawing/Painting: Calligraphy & Decorated Letters instructed by Maryanne Grebenstein; April 7-13, 2013

 Photo: Location Lighting with Off-Camera Flash instructed by John Woodin
April 7-13, 2013

 Wood: Building the Fox Canoe instructed by Bill Thomas
April 7-13, 2013

To see more information about these and our other spring classes visit us at : http://penland.org/classes/classes_by_session.html

For more information about our work study program and studio assistantships check out the following links:

Studio Assistants: http://penland.org/classes/spring/spring_assistantships.html
Work Study: http://penland.org/classes/spring/spring_scholarships.html

Please contact us if you have any questions and we hope to see you in the spring!

    
Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Penland offers workshops, artist residencies, a gallery, and community collaboration programs. Penland School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution that receives support for its programs from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship 2013-2014


Application deadline: December 3, 2012


Three major Fellowships will be awarded: one up to $20,000 in any field of music; one up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music; and one up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning. Up to three additional Fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.

The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning.

Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their twenty-fifth birthday.

Kate Neal Kinley possessed a keen interest in music and performance throughout her life. As a young woman growing up in Ohio, she studied music, and at the University of Illinois helped to found the Alpha Chi Omega sorority in 1899 and served as an honorary member of the Champaign Art Club.

Upon her death in 1931, David Kinley created the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship to promote advanced study in the fine arts. This fellowship not only reflected President Kinley’s earlier appointment as Dean of the College of Literature and Arts, but more importantly, acknowledged Mrs. Kinley’s persistent dedication to the arts on the University of Illinois campus. The first award was made in 1932.

Its continuance today is due to the Kinley’s original gift and to the dedication of family members. The Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship is partially funded by the John Robert Gregg Fund at Community Funds, Inc., and The New York Community Trust.

By authority of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the committee in charge announces the 82nd annual competition for the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 3, 2012.

Three major fellowships will be awarded:
  • one up to $20,000 in any field of music
  • one up to $20,000 in architectural design and history, art and design, theatre, dance, or instrumental or vocal music
  • one up to $9,000 in art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, theatre, or urban and regional planning.
  • Up to three additional fellowships of lesser amounts may also be granted upon committee recommendations.
The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in America or abroad. Currently, the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship is partially funded by the John Robert Gregg Fund at Community Funds, Inc., and the New York Community Trust.

The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning.

Although there is no age limitation for applicants, other factors being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not reached their twenty-fifth birthday.

Fellowships will be awarded upon the basis of unusual promise in the Fine Arts as attested by:

high attainment in the applicant’s major field of study as evidenced by academic marks and quality of work submitted or performed
high attainment in related cultural fields as evidenced by academic marks
the character, merit, and suitability of the program proposed by the applicant
excellence of personality, seriousness of purpose, and good moral character
While receiving a stipend from the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, recipients are precluded from holding appointments as instructors, lecturers or faculty, but may hold other remunerative employment with advance approval of the Fellowship Committee.

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 3, 2013

 DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Aydin Cayir, Turkish Calligrapher: Clemson University, Sept. 26, 6-8 pm

Renowned Turkish calligrapher, Mr. Aydin Cayir, will present this traditional art form in Room 100 of Lee Hall on the Clemson University campus.  He will talk about the historical background, styles and techniques of calligraphy art. After his lecture, he will give a live demonstration of various forms of calligraphy.


Wednesday, September 26, 6-8 pm, Lee Hall, Room 100.  
Presented by the South Carolina Dialogue Foundation.   

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South Carolina Dialogue Foundation (SCDF) is a non-profit organization established by Turkish-Americans. Its goal is to promote dialogue among people and towards issues that pertain to their lives. SCDF's mainstay is to engage in educational activities about social and cultural matters. Founders of the SCDF are inspired by Fethullah Gulen's philosophy of dialogue and peaceful and constructive coexistence.

Their vision: “We want to live in a peaceful world where non-violence, respect, understanding, friendship, cooperation and love prevail.”  For more information, please go to: http://www.scdialogue.org/

Friday, September 21, 2012

Graduate Internships: The Getty Foundation


Photo: Emily MacDonald-Korth applying graffiti on test murals at the Getty Center. 
Photo: Leslie Rainer, Senior Project Specialist, Field Projects Department, GCI.

Getty Graduate Internships are offered in the four programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust—the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation—to students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Training and work experience are available in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, information management, public programs, and grantmaking. http://www.getty.edu/foundation/funding/leaders/current/grad_internships.html  

Please see the list of internship areas and host departments participating in 2013—2014 (PDF, 7 pp., 87.77kb)

Eligibility

Internships are open to students of all nationalities. Applicants must be:    
       
Students currently enrolled in a graduate program leading to an advanced degree in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying, or
       
Individuals who have completed a relevant graduate degree on or after January 1, 2010, with postgraduate activities in their field, paid or unpaid.

Terms
Internships are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles or the Getty Villa in Malibu. All positions are full-time beginning September 9, 2013. Most internships are for eight months, ending May 16, 2013. Conservation internships are twelve months, ending September 5, 2014. Grant amounts are $17,400 for eight months and $26,000 for twelve months. Support for research travel is available for up to $2,500. The grant includes health benefits, but housing and relocation funds are not provided.

How To Apply       
Part 1: Online Application. Complete and submit the online portion of your application below (this step includes uploading a Personal Statement and Supplemental Applicant Information form) by 5:00 p.m. PST, December 3, 2012. Please note that since the graduate intern application's annual deadline of December 1 falls on a Saturday we have moved the deadline in 2012 only to Monday, December 3.

Part 2: Academic records via mail. Transcripts must be received in the Foundation office on or before December 3, 2012. Materials received after this date will result in an incomplete application. We cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or those sent by e-mail or fax. Application materials cannot be returned.
       
If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program, provide proof of current enrollment (for example, your most recent academic records and official transcripts).
      
If you have attended schools outside of the United States, provide proof of completed courses and official copies of diplomas for all academic education completed following high school.

If your college/university provides official transcripts electronically, please request that they be sent to: InternRecLetters@getty.edu
       
If you have attended schools in the United States, provide official transcripts for each school attended (both undergraduate and graduate).
       
Mail Part 2 materials to:
Attn: Graduate Internship Program
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
U.S.A.
       
Part 3: Recommendation letters via e-mail. Applicants must have two confidential letters of recommendation forwarded by their recommenders via e-mail to InternRecLetters@getty.edu. Letters must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. PST December 3, 2012. Recommenders should attach a scanned original letter to the e-mail. In all cases, letters of recommendation must come directly from the recommender's institutional e-mail account and must clearly indicate the applicant's name (last name, first name) in the subject line and the recommender's name and title.

Typically, the most appropriate recommenders are university faculty members who can address your academic performance. Other recommenders may include past or current employers of relevant work who are familiar with your skills and abilities.

Recommenders should be sure to state how long s/he has known the applicant and in what capacity. We would particularly appreciate comments on the applicant's abilities in the following areas: academic performance, research and writing skills, curiosity and ability to take initiative, interpersonal skills, and dependability. We would appreciate a ranking of the individual on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being below average and 5 being excellent.
 
Online Portion of Application
Applicants must have access to a Web browser that allows cookies. We strongly recommend use of the the following browser versions (or later): Internet Explorer 8; Mozilla Firefox 3.6.1; Safari 5; Google Chrome 5. Click on the appropriate link below:

Please address inquiries to:
Attn: Graduate Internship Program
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
U.S.A.

Phone: (310) 440-7320
Fax (inquiries only): (310) 440-7703
E-mail: gradinterns@getty.edu

Notification
Due to the large volume of applications received, staff is unable to respond to application-related questions once the deadline has passed. Finalists will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews in March 2013. All applicants will be notified of the Getty Foundation's decision in April 2013.

For technical assistance, or if you cannot submit an online application, please contact gradinterns@getty.edu. We are available during normal business hours Pacific Standard Time, and will attempt to respond within two business days.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: REDUX Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

Redux is the premier contemporary art venue in South Carolina offering opportunities for emerging, mid-career, and established artists to exhibit in historic downtown Charleston, SC.

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Exhibitions are not limited to any media, and an exhibition committee will consider all applicants for solo, two person, and group exhibitions for the 6-8 available slots in 2013/14.

Only online applications until the deadline: Oct. 24, 2012. 

This year artists will be awarded an honorarium up to $1,000. This honorarium is to help artists offset installation, materials, shipping and travel costs. We encourage artists to approach their local arts council for additional funding.

In addition, Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the HIGH Museum of Art Atlanta, will choose and curate one winning exhibition!

With over 15 years of experience in the Contemporary Art field, Rooks has held curatorial positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, and Honolulu Academy of Arts as well as being the Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Artist Relations at Haunch of Venision in New York.


info@reduxstudios.org
843 - 722 - 0697

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Visiting Artist, Haruka Miyanaga, Kanazawa College of Art, Japan

WHEN: Wednesday, 19 September, 2012, 6-7 pm.

WHO: Visiting Artist, Haruka Miyanaga, from the Department of Crafts,
Ceramics, Kanazawa College of Art, Kanazawa, Japan.



WHERE: Clemson University, Art Department, Lee Hall, Room 100.

This event is free and open to the public.  Sponsored by the Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University and  the Kanazawa College of Art, Kanazawa, Japan.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CALL for ENTRIES: Emerging Artists 2012 Limner Gallery


Emerging Artists 2013

Entry Deadline November 30, 2012





 

SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2013, the 21st annual competition for group exhibition and awards. Open to all artists working in any media this event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists. 

ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Wall mounted works must not be taller than 96" no wider than 120".  Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36"wide entry door. 

EXHIBITION AND AWARDSWinning artists will be featured in a group exhibition at the Limner Gallery, April 4 - 28, 2013. The exhibition will also be displayed on the Limner Gallery web site. There will be a $1000 cash prize awarded to one artist. One artist will be awarded a two page display in Direct Art Volume #20, Fall 2013 issue. Two artists will be awarded a single page display. Direct Art is published annually and distributed to bookstores across the USA. For more information on Direct Art view: http://www.slowart.com/about.htm

EXHIBITION TERMS: All works in the show must be for sale. The gallery will take a 30 percent commission on all sales. Sale price is determined by the  artist.  

ENTRY FEES:  There is a $35.00 entry fee for one to four artworks entered, presentation is by digital JPG image files and/or print reproductions. There is a $5.00 fee for each additional artwork above four. Details of 2D artwork count as an additional artwork. Sculptors may provide one additional view per artwork without cost. Artists accepted to exhibit will not be charged additional fees of any kind Payments by credit card at time of entry using PayPal, or check or money order payable to SlowArt Productions.

IMAGE USE / COPYRIGHTS:  Artist retains all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork.  Digital images submitted with artist entry are for exhibition selection only and will be deleted after completion of the selection process. By entering the competition, artists selected to exhibit grant Limner Gallery rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery web site for promotional purposes only. Limner Gallery and/or SlowArt retain no copyrights to artists work.  

NOTIFICATION:  Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than December 30, 2012. Results will be posted on or before this date at: http://www.slowart.com/results. Notification will be made via email and by posting on the results page. All artists who provide a working email address will be notified via email, if no email is provided, artists will be notified via postal mail only if accepted to exhibit. Type your email address clearly, if a mistake is made you will not be notified.  

PRIVACY POLICY: Artist contact information (address, telephone, etc.) is only held for the purpose of contacting selected artists and is not preserved in any database. Entry data and image files are deleted on the completion of the jury process. All artist emails will be added to our future events announcement email list.  Artists who do not wish to be on the email list may unsubscribe when they receive their notification. 

DEADLINE: The entry deadline is November 30, 2012. Entries must be submitted via email by this date.  

RETURN OF MATERIALS:  Artists who enter via postal mail and who want their materials returned must include a Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope (SASE) with sufficient US postage affixed for the return of materials. Ensure that your materials fit easily inside your return envelope and you have enough postage. Materials submitted without the SASE will be considered disposable.

Online Entry:  All online entries are via email or web post with direct html link . Email files must be in JPG format.  Please keep each JPG file 1 MB or less in size. Images may also be posted to a dedicated web page and a link provided to the page. Web page images should not be download restricted. Videos artists may post on a web page or on YouTube and provide a link to the page.

Postal Mail Entries:  Entry materials submitted via postal mail will not be returned unless the entrant provides the SASE. All materials submitted without the SASE will be considered disposable and will be recycled after the jury process. Artists may submit prints or digital images on CD or DVD. 

Prints Alone:
Prints of artwork may be up to 8.5" x 11" and may be digital (ink jet, laser etc.) or photographic prints. Artist name, title, size, media and price should be on the front or back of the print.  

Digital files on CD or DVD:  Digital image files may be submitted on CD or DVD discs in TIF or JPG format. No files larger than 15MB please.

All artists submitting will be notified via email and web post at www.slowart.com/results .  Artists submitting via postal mail with SASE will also be notified with the return of their materials. 


Friday, September 14, 2012

Girls Impact the World Film Festival: January 13, 2013 DEADLINE for Entry

The inaugural Girls Impact the World Film Festival, presented by the Harvard College Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC) and Connecther, is a film festival and scholarship program in which high school and undergraduate college students submit 3-5 minute short films that focus on a variety of global women's issues, including maternal health, microfinance initiatives, child-marriage, sex-trafficking, poverty alleviation, etc. http://www.connecther.org/gitw/learn

Winners will receive a monetary prize, film distribution channels via SIC, Connecther and Creative Visions networks, as well as an internship opportunity at Creative Visions in Los Angeles. An official screening and red carpet will take place at the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, MA on February 23, 2013. The film festival has marketing partners in college campuses across the nation.
Our goal is to tell stories about girls and women that raise awareness, envision in film the possibilities of our time for females globally, and propose solutions, all the while providing the young adult voice an outlet in a compelling medium.

Confirmed judges so far include Christy Turlington (founder of Every Mother Counts), Jeff Skoll (founder of Participant Media, responsible for films such as An Inconvenient Truth, Syriana, North Country, etc), Jean Oelwang (CEO of Virgin Unite), and Zainab Salbi (Founder of Women for Women International).

Films will:
(1) Raise awareness about current issues affecting women and girls around the world AND/OR (2) Propose solutions to current challenges faced by women

These issues include, but are not limited to:
The marginalization of women and girls
Political participation
Economic independence
Domestic and gendered violence
Maternal mortality
Health care
Poverty
Teen & child marriage
Sex trafficking and slavery


October 1st, 2012 - Submission of film entries begins
October 2012 - January 2013 - Rolling semi-finalist judging
January 10th, 2013 - Film entry deadline 12:00 AM EDT
January 15th, 2013 - Final round of semi-finalist judging ends
January 28th, 2013 - Finalist judging ends
February 16th, 2013 - Awards Ceremony at Harvard Red Carpet Film Showing

The National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, seeks full-time Foundry Operations Manager


The National Ornamental Metal Museum is currently seeking a full-time Foundry Operations Manager.  This position has been funded through a generous three-year grant.  The purpose of the grant is to ensure that the foundry program has the funds to pay a full-time salary and provide the necessary equipment upgrades and site renovations during the start up phase.  The long-term goal of the program is to generate enough revenue to sustain and grow the program through commissions, demonstrations, workshops and product line.

National Ornamental Metal Museum

Job Description – Foundry Operations Manager
Classification: Exempt Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Additional hours may be required during events, tours and classes, as well as for specialized foundry projects.

Purpose
To develop and manage a robust foundry program, including classes, demonstrations, commissions
and museum line product development.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
1. Identify ways to generate revenue through the foundry, including commissions, classes, special
events and product line.
2. Determine viability and cost of specialized foundry projects including commissioned work.
3. Complete commissions for clients.
4. Assist in developing and manage the foundry budget.
5. Oversee part-time foundry employee(s), volunteers and foundry artist residents.
6. Work with Membership/Outreach Manager to create and promote foundry classes and
workshops, including special events with scratch blocks, bowls and other foundry items.
7. Conduct regularly scheduled casting demonstrations that are advertised to the public, as well
as periodic iron pours in conjunction with other events or as special events.
8. Work with the Museum Store Manager to determine the type, quantity and retail value of items
included in the project line and develop molds, patterns and other tools necessary to produce
product line.
9. Track and report material usage, including, but not limited to, gas, resin bond / green sand,
consumable supplies, aluminum, bronze and iron.
10. Oversee iron pours, casting demonstrations and casting classes, including coordinating
volunteers, ordering materials and tracking material use.
11. Maintain the foundry by keeping it clean and organized and report damaged or broken
equipment immediately.

Qualifications
Education: MFA or equivalent experience with a focus on metal casting.
Experience: A minimum of three years of foundry experience.

Skills/Abilities
The ideal candidate must have a proven working knowledge of:
  • Pattern making and production
  • A range of mould making techniques for bronze, aluminum and iron
  • Precision operation of gas furnaces and coke fired cupolas
  • Chasing, finishing and patination processes
  • Ability to build, maintain and repair equipment
  • Ability to adapt to changing technologies, materials and processes
  • Friendly and willing to interact and educate Museum visitors
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely
Benefits
Benefits include health insurance, employee matched dental insurance and a 401K employer match
after 2 years of employment. The Foundry Operations Manager will have access to the Lawler
Foundry for personal projects as outlined in the Metals Shop Usage Policy. Access to the blacksmith
shop and conservation lab for personal projects will be granted by special permission and may incur
shop charges as outlined in the Metals Shop Usage Policy and is subject to availability.

Application Procedures
To be considered for this position, please submit the following by October 15, 2012.
  • A resume that should also include a specific ‘technical skills’ section as it relates to this
    foundry position.
  • Up to 20 images of the candidates work.
  • A contact list of three references.

Please submit materials to:

Carissa Hussong
Executive Director
Metal Museum
374 Metal Museum Drive
Memphis, TN 38106
info@metalmuseum.org

Thursday, September 13, 2012

David Gerhard, CU MFA candidate, selected for the 2013 Lumen Prize International Exhibition

David Gerhard, MFA candidate in the Art Department with an emphasis in printmaking at Clemson University, has had his work exhibited in several impressive exhibitions recently:

July 24 - August 12, 2012

Detroit through an Artist's Eye, Art Effect Gallery, Detroit, MI.
http://arteffectdetroit.blogspot.com/2012/07/detroit-through-artists-eye-runs.html

August 2012
Between Places, a solo exhibition at the John T. Acorn Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.


2013
One of the interactive digital landscapes which was created for "Between Place," We Sit Separately Together, MacArthur Station, Oakland, CA [below], was selected to be included in the Lumen Prize International Exhibition along with the work of 49 other international artists. The exhibition travels to Gallery 27, Cork Street, London; Plum Blossoms, Hong Kong; FQ Projects, Shanghai; Robert’s Books, Riga, Latvia as well as locations in Colombo and New York City.

The Lumen Prize is in discussions with galleries and venues in France, Cardiff and Harare. David's interactive digital panorama, an example of the work he made with the assistance of a Clemson Advancement Fund grant, will be projected and explored by viewers in established galleries and alternative art spaces around the globe.

The work can be experienced here: http://www.davidgerhardart.com/we-sit-separately-together/
Lumen Prize website: http://lumenprize.com/

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Call for Entries | Japan Media Arts Festival

 The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts that honors outstanding works in the four divisions of Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga, as well as providing a platform for appreciation of the works that have won awards. The 15th Festival received a record 2,714 works from 57 countries and regions around the world, demonstrating its continuing evolution as an established annual international festival.

For the 16th Festival, entries are sought in various disciplines of Media Arts including interactive art, video, websites, games, animation and comics, and from professional, amateur, independent and commercial sources.

Entries will be accepted from Thursday, July 12 to Thursday, September 20 (please note that late entries will not be accepted). The award-winning works will be announced in mid-December. The Exhibition of Award-winning Works, with approximately 150 award-winning works and jury selections, will be held at The National Art Center, Tokyo from February 13 to 24, 2013.

http://j-mediaarts.jp/?locale=en

CALL FOR ARTISTS: See Art Orlando


2012 – 2013 See Art Orlando’s mission is to enhance the cultural image of Downtown Orlando through a MAJOR PUBLIC SCULPTURE PROGRAM. These permanent sculptures will reflect the most current contemporary art being created through-out the world.

Deadline: 
Applications must be received by October 31, 2012.

ELIGIBILITY:

See Art Orlando will be sculpture that is contemporary in style. This project is open to local, national and international professional sculptors that specialize in the design, construction and installation of large-scale outdoor sculpture. Each artist must have a proven track record meeting budget and schedule and consideration will only be given to professional sculptors whose work has been or is currently on display in a public setting.
The sculpture should be created of material appropriate to an outdoor environment and must be of suitable construction that will last in perpetuity with minimal maintenance and be appropriate for public viewing. Orlando, Florida has a sub-tropical climate and is hot and humid with an intense sun and seasonal heavy rain. Problems with rust and fading should be avoided. Resistance to high-speed winds is important.
This local, national and international call for artists will reflect the most current contemporary art being created locally and around the world. Our goal for the sculpture should reflect the vision and creative environment of the Orlando community and its vibrant culture. Once selected, these sculptures will invite the Orlando community and visitors to explore, examine, become engaged and provide a lifetime of enjoyment for future generations to come.

INSTALLATION SITES:

Phase I includes five locations with high visibility in Downtown Orlando. Each piece will be assigned to a location site based upon size, shape and appropriateness for the location (for size specifications and budget information, visit seeartorlando.com). The See Art Orlando Board will evaluate each artist’s work based on submission materials and/or seek more detailed proposals. Specific criteria includes: the artist’s professional qualifications, proven ability to undertake projects of a similar scope and artistic merit as evidenced by the submitted materials. In some instances, selection may require additional approval of corporate and/or local government representatives. Finalists for each project will be chosen solely on the strength of previous work as shown in visual support materials and public art experience.


Monday, September 10, 2012

OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND YOUNG FACULTY TO RESEARCH IN GERMANY

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's German Chancellor Fellowship allows you to conduct an independent project at a host institution, in cooperation with a host in Germany you have selected for one year. The project should involve original exploration of a topic or issue, or research in the your respective field of interest. Projects should be of relevance to modern societies, have a long-term and visible impact, and help to advance your career and professional development. Through your experience in Germany, you will acquire greater knowledge of your fields, gain new international experience, and strengthen your intercultural competence - all essential qualities for future professional leaders.

Eligibility:
  • Bachelor's or comparable academic degree, completed less than twelve years prior to the starting date of the fellowship (1 September of the year following application);
  • Citizenship of the United States, the Russian Federation or the People's Republic of China;
  • Candidates from all professions and disciplines are eligible to apply;
  • Demonstrated leadership potential; applicants whose background is largely academic should also have gained some leadership experience beyond their own research activities;
  • Either English or German language skills.
Application:
  • A project plan (approx. 5 pages) detailing the project's subject matter, goals and a time plan; the candidate must draw up the project plan independently and secure the support of the proposed mentor before submitting an application
  • A detailed host's statement, including a confirmation of support;
  • Two or three expert opinions from individuals qualified to comment on the candidate's professional, personal, and/or academic background.
Application deadline for US applicants: October 15 (annually)

Apply online: www.humboldt-foundation.de 

It is considered a prestigious fellowship and the alumni of the program typically have gone on to very successful careers. View past fellows by subject on the American Friends website:www.americanfriends-of-avh.org.

Additional program information, frequently asked questions, and a brochure on 2011/2012 AvH German Chancellor Fellows can be found on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's website http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html

Sunday, September 9, 2012

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2013 Collector's Choice at Sylvia White Gallery


REQUIREMENTS:
  • Images - Minimum: 3 , Maximum: 10
  • Entry Fee (2013 Collectors Choice - Sylvia White Gallery): $35.00#
  • Media Fee (per image over minimum): $5.00
Start the year off right! For this exhibition, Sylvia White has invited 15 of the gallery’s best collectors to review the artist submissions and select their favorite work. Each collector may select one or more pieces by artists that are not currently represented in their private collection. Selected artists will participate in 2013 Collector’s Choice January 2-February 9, at Sylvia White Gallery. Collectors names will be kept anonymous until the opening reception. This is an exceptional opportunity to get your work in front of real art collectors.

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Exhibition Dates: January 2- February 9, 2013
  • Application period opens SEPTEMBER 1, 2012
  • Deadline for receiving applications: November 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST) / Midnight, Mountain Standard Time (MST)
  • Receive work by December 15, 2011
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 5, 3-5pm
  • Pick up work Saturday February 9, 3-5pm or WEDNESDAY, February 13, 11AM-5PM
ELIGIBILITY

Open to all US/International resident artists at least 18 years of age.

Eligible entries include paintings, mixed media, works on paper, photography, sculpture, installation art, digital media, video and performance.

ACCEPTANCE


Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the image entry, at the Juror’s discretion. No substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. All selected work must be available for sale.

Artists will be responsible for delivery and return shipping of all their artwork.

SALES

Unless otherwise specified, accepted works will be considered for sale at the price indicated and 30% of the selling price will be retained by The Sylvia White Gallery. A purchaser may not remove work until the end of the exhibition.

DELIVERY & RETURN

All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging, or installation. Graphics, prints, watercolors and pastels must be framed under plexiglas. NO GLASS.

Shipped work must be packaged in a reusable container. NO STYROFOAM PEANUTS. A prepaid waybill for its return must be enclosed. Please make shipping arrangements through the U.S. Postal Service, DHL, FedEx, or UPS. COD returns are not acceptable. The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on the pick-up date.

FEES

Entry Fee $35 (US dollars only) for 3 images, $5 each additional image, maximum 10 . Artists who apply may also sign up for a 15 minute consultation $50. This is particularly valuable for artists interested in getting objective feedback about their application.

Women’s Studio Workshop Interships

Women’s Studio Workshop hosts 2 studio interns who work with WSW staff on projects including printmaking, papermaking, book arts, and arts administration. In addition to assisting with the on-going operations of the facility.

WSW Studio intern Ashley Limes working the book arts studio.

Interns are crucial participants in the creative community of WSW. They are asked to work hard, and in return they are encouraged, supported and challenged in their creative lives.

Typical interns tasks include, among others: maintaining the studios; assisting residents in the production of artists’ books and projects; designing, printing and distributing brochures and posters; administrative duties assisting in all aspects of the exhibition program; preparing the apartments for visiting artists/instructors; setting up evening programs; managing the set up and breakdown of lunch each day and work as studio assistants in all classes.

Interns work 40 hours a week, generally Monday-Friday, 9-5 pm, but the schedule changes to accommodate the workshop’s schedule. WSW provides a private room in our onsite housing and a stipend of $250/month. Intern sessions culminate with an exhibition of work created during their stay.

POSTMARK DEADLINES:
  • February 15 for Summer – Fall internships
    • Notification Date: Applicants will be notified via email by April 15
    • Length of Internship: 6 months
    • Internship Occurs: July – December following application
  • October 15 for Winter – Spring internships
    • Notification Date: Applicants will be notified via email by November 15
    • Length of Internship: 6 months
    • Internship Occurs: January – June following application
APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE:
  • Signed Application form
  • A letter of interest addressing why an internship at WSW is important to you, and what type of experience(s) you would bring to WSW
  • Three current letters of reference
  • A resume
  • A CD with ten clearly marked images of recent work. An image script with descriptive text, which should include title, media, dimension, and date. Check our FAQ sheet for digital specifications. WSW reserves the right not to review applications that are not properly formatted.
  • Applicants who do not want to receive decision information by EMAIL can include a Self Addresses Stamped Envelope (SASE). APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL NOT BE RETURNED UNLESS REQUESTED and adequate postage and packaging material is included with the application. International Applicants: include International Reply Coupons in place of postage.

SEND ALL OF THE ABOVE TO:
 
WSW
P.O. Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472