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Thursday, October 25, 2012

CU MFA Candidate, Carly Drew, Featured in Glimpse Magazine's Fall 2012 Issue

"Queen Anne’s Lace is the story of a plant that came over from
England as an ornamental for the English garden, a way for people
to remember their homes (left panel). Later, farmers used it as a
companion plant for crops such as tomatoes, to draw the pests away
(center panel). Today, Drew says, modern agriculture has
made the old ways almost irrelevant (right panel). The letters
are part of the genetic code of a commercially grown tomato plant,
Drew says."

"Carly Drew grew up on the red clay of South Carolina but
spent her summers on a family farm in the community
of Indiana, a rural borough in western Pennsylvania. A
couple of years ago, after her grandparents died, Drew’s relatives
began to feud over family land, she says. At the same time, energy
companies were moving into the region with renewed interest,
probing the bedrock for natural gas.

"Drew began to see the landscape in new ways. It could still be
personal and lovely, but now there was also conflict, powerful new
technology, and layers of documentation: data sets and scientific
symbols, lines on maps. Online, she found gas-company records
that listed people by latitude and longitude, “transposing personal
relationships into another, more rigid structure,” she says.

"It was this counterpoint of old and new, personal and technical,
that began to shape her work and open up what she calls “the
cabinet of curiosity,” an allusion to eclectic Renaissance collections
of artifacts, specimens from natural history, and objects
of art tailored to the curator’s history and identity. She grew
interested, she says, in “the topographies of ideas.”
"As a child, Drew was constantly drawing on sketchpads made
of leftover paper from her grandfather’s printing press. She
still works mostly on paper, using watercolor washes in muted
earth tones, incising them with charcoal or graphite symbols
and patterns—topographic lines, blocks of terms or data, cursive
quotations, snippets of code. Here and there, lines from nature
converge and blend with the symbols of technology.

"Drew has been influenced by her teachers and by artists such
as Anselm Keefer and Walton Ford, but her father remains her
first critic. An accomplished designer and craftsman, he also
makes frames for her work. “If he can look at a piece and really get
into it, then I kind of know that I’m on the right trail,” she says.
Carly Drew is working toward a master of f ine arts degree at
Clemson. Her major professor is Todd McDonald, a painter and
associate professor of art. Drew has exhibited her work in the Kentucky
National Juried Biennial, the McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition
in Louisiana, the annual upstate visual arts exhibition in Greenville,
and at the Hub-Bub Showroom Gallery in Spartanburg, South Carolina."

— Neil Caudle

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Artist-in-Residence Program at Weir Farm National Historic Site

The Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Program at Weir Farm National Historic Site selects artists to spend one month living and working at the farm. To date, 115 artists from throughout the United States, as well as Tunisia, Germany, Australia, and India have participated in the AIR Program.

The Weir Farm Art Center (formerly the Weir Farm Trust) manages the AIRProgram at the park through a five-year renewable cooperative agreement, providing logistical and financial support and program publicity.

Applications are due January 15 and July 15.

Download: Application for the Artist-In-Residence Program

For more information, please contact the Weir Farm Art Center at or (203) 761-9945.

The Weir Farm Art Center’s mission is to sustain and promote the legacy of American artist Julian Alden Weir and preserve Weir Farm’s historic landscape and artistic tradition through its artist residency pro- gram, educational opportunities, exhibitions and publications, in alliance with the Weir Farm National Historic Site.

Weir Farm, purchased in 1882 by the artist J. Alden Weir, occupies a prominent place within the history of American art. The Farm’s rocky pastures and dense woods were a source of inspiration for some of Weir’s best work, securing his role as a major and pioneering figure in the American Impressionist movement.

Museums collections across the country include works of art created at the Farm by Weir and his wide circle of friends including Childe Hassam, Albert Pinkham Ryder, John Singer Sargent, and John Twachtman.    The home, studio, farm buildings and landscape integral to Weir’s artistic vision have sur- vived intact, making it the finest extant landscape of American Impressionism.

Program Features

The studio and living space:
The Weir Farm Art Center’s program provides living and studio space for one artist at a time although two artists working collaboratively may reside together. The residence is located in a charming 1,100 sq. ft. historic cottage, built in the mid 1800s and located on the Weir Farm site. A 400 sq. ft. second floor studio is equipped with a professional easel, several large and small tables, and a variety of hand tools. Printmakers may rent off- site facilities through an affiliation with the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.    The cottage is comfortably furnished with a fully equipped kitchen. Having a car is extremely helpful although it is not a necessity.

Spouses and significant others of participating artists are welcome to visit, but are not permitted to stay for the duration of the residency. Children and pets are not allowed.

Application Information
The Weir Farm Art Center encourages mid-career visual artists of all backgrounds to apply for admis- sion. The WFAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, or sexual orientation.

Deadlines: The January 15th deadline applies to residencies from May through October. The July 15th deadline applies to residencies from November through April. Completed applications must be postmarked by these deadlines to be considered in these judging periods. Notification of results will be mailed six to eight weeks following the deadline.

Financial support:    Weir Farm Art Center provides housing, utilities and phone service within the U.S. Each artist is expected to present their work during an open studio event at the end of their residency. Artists are responsible for their own personal living expenses, supplies and any other expenses related to the cost of producing work that may be incurred while in the program. Travel and shipping expenses to and from Weir Farm are also the responsibility of the artist.

Selection: The selection of artists in residence is made by a juror from the art museum or academic communities. Selections are made on the basis of the quality of the work and the interest in working at Weir Farm. The program represents diverse artistic points of view, from traditional to experimental, with the emphasis on quality and consistency of the artist’s work. Applicants may apply in any visual art medium.

Work samples: Submit a cd with six digital images of work no more than three years old. Number each image and identify with your name, medium, size, date of completion. Include three copies of image/title list with corresponding numbers and data.

Foreign applicants:
U.S. Dollars are accepted for the application fee. You must send a bank draft or money order drawn on a U.S. bank. Please add sufficient funds for return of application materials.
Mail materials to: Weir Farm Art Center, 735 Nod Hill Road,Wilton, CT 06897. Questions? Call (203) 761-9945 ext. 1.

Application Materials

Your application must include the following:
  • Non-refundable application fee of $35 made payable to the Weir Farm Art Center. 
  • 3 copies of application. 
  • 3 copies of work plan. 
  • 3 copies of current resume.
  • 1 cd of 6 digital images (see description on left) with 3 copies of image/title list. 
  • You may include copies of reviews, catalogues or other support materials. 
  • 2 letters of recommendation sent directly to the Weir Farm Art Center by your references. 
  • Stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt of the application. 
  • Stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of slides and supporting materials. 
In 1990, following a 27-year preservation effort that joined environmentalists, artists, art historians, local, state and federal officials, Congress established Weir Farm National Historic Site. As Connecticut’s first National Park Site and the only unit of the National Park System devoted to American painting, Weir Farm includes the 60-acre historic core located in the towns of Ridgefield and Wilton.

Recognizing the importance of preserving this rich artistic legacy, the Weir Farm Art Center grew out of the grassroots efforts to save the Farm. As a private non-profit organization, the Weir Farm Art Center works in partnership with the National Park Service as a cooperative association that provides educational programs for a regional audience.

Weir Farm Art Center programs are supported in part, by Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust, Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Daphne S. Culpeper Memorial Foundation, the Elizabeth Ambler Trust, the Bonnie Cashin Estate, New Alliance Foundation and the Weir Farm National Historic Site.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Manifest Gallery Call for Exhibit, Publication, and Residency Opportunities for Students and Professionals

All Manifest calls-for-entry are open to all artists, from students to professionals, unless otherwise noted.

Special Programs and Awards (2012-2013 Season)

The Manifest Prize - O N E 3
Deadline To Submit: November 1, 2012

$1000 cash award
An Annual international competitive annual competition and exhibit featuring one prize-winning
jury selected work.

Entries for The Manifest Prize will be accepted on an ongoing basis for an annual deadline of
November 1 each year.

Entry info

Manifest Artist Residency (MAR) 2013/2014
a year-long studio residency to support creative research
Meet the new 2012/2013 Artist in Residence here!
Deadline To Submit: April 9, 2013

The program is open for application by any serious emerging or established artist, including recent graduates from college art programs. The award will include 24/7 use of a 500 sq.ft. north lit studio for one full year, exposure to Manifest's visiting public during gallery events, free access to Manifest Drawing Center life-drawing sessions, and more.

professors and their students (past or present)
Deadline To Submit: November 5

Entry Info

HIGH (realism's realism)
Deadline To Submit: December 17, 2012

An International Competitive Exhibit of Works of Realism open to any media.

International Drawing Annual 8 (INDA)
exhibit-in-print (book) publication
$1000 in cash awards
(see past volumes)
Deadline for submissions - December 31, 2012

An International call for entries for works of drawing and writing about drawing. This is an award-winning international book project. However, a small 'selections from' exhibit will also be presented in Manifest's Drawing Room in August/September 2013 to close out Manifest's exhibit season.

CODE D. (new media)
Deadline To Submit: January 28, 2013

An International Competitive Exhibit of Works of New Media, and Works Made Using a Digital Process.

KINETICA (movement in art)

Deadline To Submit: March 11, 2013

An International Competitive Exhibit of Works Exploring Movement, including Kinetic/Mechanical Art.

International Photography Annual 2 (INPHA)
exhibit-in-print (book) publication
$1000 in cash awards
Deadline To Submit: April 1, 2013

An International call for entries for works of PHOTOGRAPHY (lens-based art)
and/or writing about photography or light.

Including $300 Best of Show cash prize
Deadline to Submit: April 18, 2013

An Annual Call for Entries of Works by Undergraduates Attaining their Degree in 2011, 2012, or 2013

9th Annual MAGNITUDE 7 (small works)

Deadline To Submit: April 22, 2013

An Annual International Exhibit of Small Works No Larger Than 7" In Any Dimension

Deadline To Submit: June 3, 2013

An Annual International Exhibit of Works of Art or Design by
Current or Recent MFA/MA Graduate Students

International Painting Annual 4 (INPA)
exhibit-in-print (book) publication
$1000 in cash awards
Deadline To Submit: June 30 2013

An International Call For Entries For Works of PAINTING and/or Writing About Painting.
The book will be produced in exquisitely designed hard and softcover editions.

Camp Ozark seeking to hire for their Art Program

Camp Ozark's Assistant Director, Amanda Williams, will be on the Clemson University campus this week -- October 22-26, 2012 -- recruiting college age students with a variety skills to serve on their staff next summer. One area of camp that they are focusing on specifically is their art program. They offer several classes ranging from pottery, glass fusing, to painting and ceramics. They are seeking out individuals who are looking to gain experience in this field by helping teach and lead our classes.

Camp Ozark a Christian sports and adventure camp for kids ages 7-17. Our camp is located in Arkansas, among the beautiful Ouachita Mountains.  If you are interested in gaining experience while teaching classes, you can sign up for a brief interview at We will also be on campus today through Friday in the Hendrix center. Our interviews are informal and noncommittal, held right on campus. If you have any questions, email
Crafts Staff

Each Summer, Camp Ozark hires up to 20 college-aged young people to serve as members of the Camp Ozark Crafts team. Members of the Crafts team have the unique opportunity to use their existing artistic and creative talents to serve the overall mission of Camp Ozark.

The overall responsibility of the Camp Ozark Crafts team is to help ensure the smooth and effective operation of all aspects of the Camp Ozark Crafts Program. Crafts duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Teaching and supervising a wide variety of craft classes and activities
  • Cleaning, stocking and preparing the Crafts Center for program use
  • Running registers to facilitate purchases of Store and Craft items
  • Creating and preparing decorations for the Staff Banquet
All members of the Crafts team can expect to learn valuable lessons in project and supply management, group and individual teaching, and interpersonal skills. Crafts workers can also expect to gain experience in a wide variety of crafts and creative endeavors. A partial list of crafts classes and activities offered:
  • Pottery Wheel
  • Stained Glass
  • Candle Making
  • Ceramics Duct Tape Design
  • Skateboard Design
  • Model Building
  • Screen Printing
  • T-shirt Tie-dye
... and much more!

All Crafts team members work under the direction of full-time Camp Ozark staff and play a crucial role in the experience, ministry and outreach of Camp Ozark. All necessary equipment and training is provided, although some experience with a variety of craft endeavors is preferred.

Finally, all members of the Camp Ozark Crafts team get to work in an exciting, kid-oriented Christian environment alongside other talented and passionate college students. The hours are long and the work is challenging, but the job is very rewarding!

If you have any questions or would like additional information about the Crafts position, please email us at

Clemson University Art Department Presenters at SECAC 2012

Durham NC

Faculty, students and alumni representing the Art Department at Clemson University presented at the 2012 SouthEastern College Art Association conference, "Collisions," held this past week in Durham, NC, 18-20 October 2012. 

BFA alumna, Stacey Isenbarger (20005, sculpture) chaired the panel, "FATE Open Session -- Foundational Forces Momentum beyond Foundational Classes," which was sponsored by the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education.  She also presented a paper, "Collaborative Responses between Digital Imaging & Advanced Poetry Classes," as a part of the panel, "Project Share: Interdisciplinary Models" chaired by Jenny Hager-Vickery from the University of North Florida.  Stacey is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art + Design at the University of Idaho.

MFA candidate in photography, Ann Pegelow Kaplan, presented a paper entitled "The Tourist: Video Art, Critical Examination, The Personal and Academic" as a part of the panel, "Site-Seeing: Place and Space in Visual Culture" chaired by Ken Hassell from Elon University.

Greg Shelnutt, Chair and Professor of Art, presented a paper entitled, "Dare the Academy Trust Nascent Modes of Creative and Scholarly Engagement and Assessment?" as a part of the panel, "Blogs, Vanity Shows, Self-Publishing: Evaluating the Contemporary Artist-Educator" chaired by Michael Aurbach from Vanderbilt University.

Hambridge Creative Resicency Program


Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.

We pledge to offer a nurturing retreat for artists, preserve Hambidge’s pristine natural environment, and provide public educational programming.

Application for Residency

Application Deadlines:
  • Apply from November 1st through January 15th for the May thru August residency period.
  • Apply from March 1st through April 15th for the September thru December residency period.
  • Apply from August 1st through September 15th for the mid-February thru April residency period.
Hambidge is closed from mid-December to mid-February.

Hambidge utilizes SlideRoom for residency applications which requires signing up and creating a password. You will be able to save incomplete applications and return to them later.  Below is a summary of the information requested on the application.  Hambidge will only accept on-line applications.
Click here for the on-line application.

Application materials include:

Applicant Statement/Proposal
A one-page statement/proposal which addresses the concept and direction of presented work, stage of career and why Hambidge is important to your project.

A 300-word Bio which includes a brief description of education, training, achievements and honors.

Resume/Summary of Professional Activities & Achievements
This one-page summary should include educational background, teaching, publications, exhibitions, awards, honors and other pertinent experience.

Work Examples
These should be recent and representative of the best work according to the applicant’s medium and discipline. First time applicants and returning Fellows applying after 5 years should submit work examples as described below. These will be reviewed by the peer panels. Recent Fellows are asked to submit one group of examples to update our files.
  • Visual Arts - Ten high resolution images of your work. Any detail images must be included in that number. Image format: jpg, gif or png; up to 5 MB each.
  • Writing - Up to 30 pages of a novel, play, short story or other written work. Please include a synopsis if necessary. Poets submit 5 to 8 poems or appropriate excerpts from longer works. For writers who work in languages other than English, submit both original language examples and English translations. Document format: pdf; up to 10 MB each.
  • Musical Composition and Performance - Submit no more than 3 separate works. Audio format: mp3; up to 30 MB each.
  • Film, Choreoraphy, Performance Art and Video - Submit no more than 3 separate works. Video format: flv, wmv, mov or mp4; up to 61 MB each.
  • Design (Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Environmental Design) - Submit no more than three project/design examples, up to 4 general images of each and no more than four additional, detail images of each. Image format: jpg, gif or png; up to 5 MB each.
  • Natural, Environmental, or Social Sciences - Provide curriculum vitae and abstracts from recent works along with descriptions of your areas of research. Document format: pdf; up to 10 MB each.
$30 Application Fee
The last stage of the on-line application will require payment via credit or debit card. Also, on the application, you will need to supply your first, second and third choice dates for your residency, making the variation in those dates as wide as possible. Residencies may vary from 2 to 8 weeks. Arrival is on Tuesdays and departure on Sundays. Eight-week residencies will only be scheduled in late fall, winter and early spring. The maximum length of residencies awarded for mid-May, through mid-August is four weeks. Applications for one week residencies are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Collaborators must submit individual applications, but may choose to share studio/living space.
Hambidge no longer requires letters of recommendation as part of the application materials.

Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.

We pledge to offer a nurturing retreat for artists, preserve Hambidge’s pristine natural environment, and provide public educational programming.

Artists and other creative thinkers from throughout the United States and around the world; residencies are awarded by juried panels for two to eight weeks.

Hambidge’s Residency Program opens the first week of February and closes mid-to late-December through the month of January. Application deadlines are:
  • January 15th for May through August
  • April 15th for September through December
  • September 15th for March and April of the following year
Resident Fellows pay $200 per week (of the $1250 per week cost)
Limited scholarships are available, but include the following: 
  • Fulton County Arts Council Fellowship provides a 2 week residency with a $700 stipend and waives the $400 residency fee for the top three rated Fulton County resident applicants.
  • Nellie Mae Rowe Fellowship provides a 2 week residency with no fees ($400) to an African-American artist.
Hambidge has 9 secluded cottage/studios which provide living and working space, feature great views, lots of privacy, kitchens and bathrooms.

Resident Fellows gather each evening Tuesday through Friday in Lucinda’s Rock House for delicious vegetarian fare prepared by our talented chef.

Hambidge is located on 600 pristine acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains featuring nature trails, meadows, waterfalls, a swimming hole, an abundance of wild flowers and crisp, clean mountain air.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LECTURE by Greely Myatt, sculptor, Saturday, October 20th at 2pm, Atlanta, GA

Greely Myatt
Another Nice One
September 14 - October 20, 2012
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 20th at 2pm 

Sandler Hudson Gallery
1009-A Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Mr. Myatt is also represented by David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN.   

Greely Myatt’s first exhibition was held when he was 10, in the toy section of Elmore’s Five & Dime in Amory, MS. He’s been making and exhibiting art ever since. Later this year he will add Beirut, Lebanaon, to his list of cities where he exhibits, when he shows more of the speaking imagery at The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space.

In February of 2011, Myatt was invited by Island Press at Washington University in St. Louis to be a guest artist. There he created a suite of 60x48” prints that follow his interest in cartoon speaking bubbles, as well as a boxed set of prints based loosely on H.C. Westerman’s word/letter series.
In 2009 a twenty-year survey of Myatt’s art was jointly exhibited at 10 art spaces, museums or galleries in Memphis. Earlier that year he was part of the Heartland exhibition that was first exhibited at the Van Abbemuseum in The Netherlands, then at the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago. In late 2011 Myatt was in Americanana at the Hunter College Art Gallery.

In a recent catalog essay, Leslie Luebbers, director of Art Museum of the University of Memphis, made this sage observation: “Myatt’s point of departure has meandered from the South to the suburbs, from the vernacular of the rural roadside to the domestic Americana of antique malls and Pottery Barn. He has fashioned from found materials objects of homey resonance, including quilts, rag-rugs and cake stands, with Guston and Johns, Nancy and Sluggo and Myatt’s grandmother peeking out from behind the conceptual curtains, their presence (and the artist’s) betrayed by word balloon/clouds and other allusive devices.”

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2013 Tomie dePaola Illustrator Award

Anna and her Father, Wendy Grieb

Black and white is in again.  Brian Selznick’s beautiful illustrations for “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” the award-winning film “The Artist,” and Tim Burton’s new (based on his 1984 short film) “Frankenweenie” have all forgone color in favor of rich B & W.

This year, my Illustrator Award is doing the same – an illustration in black and white, including half-tones, from a classic.

Choose a passage, line or description from one of the following books:

  • “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
  • “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain        
  • “The Yearling” by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Please submit your entry by Friday, December 14th, 2012 as a single PDF, titled with your name, in a spread format with the art on one side and text you are illustrating on the other by email to with the subject "Tomie".  I will select the winning entry by January 9th, 2013.

"I’ll repeat myself, again.  I want to be surprised, excited and – VERY jealous.  I want to see an image, a style, a vision that I’ve never seen before – all in glorious black and white!  Good luck and don’t forget, I’m on your side!" ~ Tomie

Submission Instructions

Read these instructions carefully! Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified.

1. Illustrate your chosen text in one B&W image;
2. Submit your artwork and its corresponding text as a PDF in spread format with the image on one side and text on the other;
3. Title the PDF with YOUR name as it appears on your membership card;
4. Submissions can be no more than 5MB;
5. No original artwork should be mailed. All submissions must be digital;
6. 2013 entries are due by midnight Pacific time on December 15, 2012. No files received after that time will be considered;
7. Tomie dePaola will announce the winner in early January 2013;
8. The winner will receive a trip to the 2013 SCBWI  New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan, where the award will be presented;
9. You must be a current SCBWI member to win;
10. Send submissions via email to

Do you want to be included in the "unofficial" gallery of submissions?

Last year, Diandra Mae, Illustrator Coordinator for the SCBWI Houston region started an "Unofficial Gallery" of submissions to the award. It was such a great success that this year we are making it more official and easier to enter.  Any SCBWI member who enters the award is eligible to be included in the gallery.

Here is last year's gallery:

If you are interested in having your submission included please follow these guidelines:

After you enter the contest, email your submission image to Gallery Coordinator Diandra Mae at

1) The subject of your email should be "Tomie de Paola Award"
2) Your image should be saved as a web-ready jpeg (save it for 72 dpi).
3) The passage you have chosen should be part of the jpeg
4) Include the following information in your email: First and Last Name
5) Medium the piece was done in
6) Your website or blog address
7) SCBWI member since_(fill in the year)_

Due to the volume of submissions, any submissions not following these guidelines will not be posted.
Founded in 1971 by a group of Los Angeles-based children's writers, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is a non-profit , 501 (c)3 organization which is  one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia.  For information on membership, go to:

Your first year of membership in the SCBWI is $85. The annual renewal fee is $70. (Renewal is NOT automatic. Your payment information will not be stored. You will receive a renewal notice via mail and email.)

Monday, October 15, 2012

CQ30: Call for Entries

Image: Peter Carver, photographer.

Deadline: October 26, 2012

Enter their last show of 2012. "Our judges are tough and uncompromising. Only the very best work gets past them. And when we see winners from our show in other major shows we know we’re using the same yardstick. The only thing those other shows have on us is higher entry fees.
We accept published or unpublished work for a flat $10 per entry."

Entries are due online or via mail by October 26. Point your cursor here to enter.
All art directors, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and fine artists in all countries. Separate categories will be judged for professionals and students. Work must have been completed during the last six months.
Graphic Design—advertising design, books, branding, brochures, editorial, environmental, identity, packaging, posters and web.
Photography—both fine art and commercial.
Illustration—print and animation.
Fine Art—painting, drawing, printmaking, multi-media, pottery, sculpture.
See their current list of winners
If you’re a winner you’ll get great exposure in the next issue of Creative Quarterly due out in Winter 2013 distributed in the US, Canada, UK, Europe and parts of Asia. And your work will be featured in our online gallery. Runner-up entries will also be shown in our online gallery.
CQ30 entries must be sent to us no later than October 26, 2012 Click here to enter.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Codicology, The Art and Study of the Book

JUROR: Daniel Essig is a studio artist who lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina. Essig earned his degree from the University of South Illinois at Carbondale and has taught book arts workshops at Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch, Iowa City Center for Books, Columbia College, and Oregon College of Art and Craft, among others. His work is included in numerous public and private collections.


LOCATION: UNCW Art Gallery at the University of North Carolina Wilmington from February 28 – April 5, 2013 with an opening reception and juror's lecture Thursday, February 28, 5:30 – 7 p.m. 

Codicology is “the study of the book as physical objects” or “archaeology of the book.” This international exhibition, will feature artwork which studies books through a variety of artistic media: sculpture, photography, painting, drawing and collage with a primary focus on the book as sculpture, book as subject, and book as object. When the very nature of the printed word is in question, can we expand the possibilities?

Download full details and entry form here:


To apply for the exhibition, complete the entry form and send along with entry fee, CD, and a short biographical statement to:

CODICOLOGY exhibition
Department of Art & Art History, UNCW
601 S College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403

Each artist may submit digital images of up to three entries. If necessary, one detail view per entry may be submitted for a total of no more than six images. Digital images must be submitted in jpeg format at 72 dpi with the largest dimension being no more than 1280 pixels. File names should include artist’s last name and number corresponding to the entry form (e.g. last1.jpg).

Label the CD with the artist’s name. All completed entries must arrive by Friday, December 7, 2012. Entry materials will not be returned to the artist.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Alternative Photography Series by Sam Wang & Sandy King The Arts Center, Clemson, SC

Limited Space for this Intensive Workshop
Saturdays, October 13th & 27th, 9am - 5pm

A two-day intensive workshop on making cyanotypes with digital negatives. Cyanotype, or Blue Print, one of the oldest photographic processes, has been used to produce documentations of plant materials, sometimes in combination with gum-bichromate and other processes, and in producing beautiful and permanent prints on its own on watercolor papers. Students will learn about making digital negatives on transparencies with their own images to match the process requirements. These negatives will be contact printed on hand-coated watercolor paper under UV exposure, and "developed" in trays to produce positive prints.

Due to the hands-on nature, workshop enrollment is limited to 5 participants familiar with Adobe Photoshop and darkroom procedures. Bring original digital images suitable for monochromatic treatments.

Instructors Sam Wang (above; Clemson University Professor Emeritus, Art Department) and Sandy King (below) are both nationally and internationally recognized for their work in "alternative photographic processes", and are contributing authors for:

For more information, contact:

The Arts Center
212 Butler Street 
Clemson, SC 29631
(864) 633-5051

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Art Omi will accept applications online starting November 1, 2012.

The International Artists Residency is a three week Residency Program in upstate New York for visual artists from around the world. Artists are provided with a studio, living quarters and meals at no cost.

The application process has been standardized to allow each artist to receive equal consideration and time by the review committee. They receive many applications and variances will delay or may eliminate your application from being considered in the year submitted. If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to email these questions to

DEADLINE: November 30, 2012 11:59 PM EST

ELIGIBILITY: Application is open to visual artists from all over the world who have been professionally active for at least the past 3 years. They don’t accept applications from currently enrolled students: applicants please show that you are out of school at the time of the application in order to be eligible.

Please note: having studied art is NOT a requirement: they accept applications from self-taught professional artists.

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: Frank Martin, Clemson University

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 5:30 pm
ROOM 100, Lee Hall
Clemson University
This event is free and open to the public.

“The focus of my work explores the possibility of going beyond the limits of utility. Through the use of color and form, an investigation of the division and the reassembling of disparate elements is considered either for special celebration or for everyday use. I am inspired by the results of process, the interactions of color and form, and the physiognomic perception of an object. In my work, intent of function is vital and inescapable. My goal is to challenge the viewer’s notion of an object’s “use”, while assuring that the vessel performs flawlessly in its function and beautifully in its appearance.”     Frank Martin

Frank Martin earned his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his B.F.A. from Kansas City Art Institute. He has taught at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Rhode Island School of Design, The State University of New York at New Paltz, and was Departmental Director at Chautauqua School of Art, Worcester Center for Crafts, and the 92nd Street YM-YWHA in Manhattan, New York. He was craftsman-in-residence at Pewabic Pottery (1989/90) and received two distinction awards from the Detroit Artist Market for “Michigan Ceramics.”

Since 1987 he has conducted numerous workshops throughout the country, was a recipient of two Worcester Cultural Arts Lottery grants (1992-93) and received awards from the 92nd Street Y for professional development (1996-2001) and a recent recipient of a FY09 Individual artist Fellowship, Tennessee Arts Commission Competition Award. His work was chosen for the Young Americans Exhibition at the Museum of American Craft (1988). His work is in the collection of the Charles A.

Friday, October 5, 2012

4th 12x12 EXHIBITION CALL TO ARTISTS Middle Tennessee State University

12 X 12 Exhibition 

The 12X12 exhibition will be juried and comprised of works that do not exceed 12'X12"X12". There are no media restrictions. Artists must be at least 18 years of age and works must have been completed in the last two years. The exhibition is closed to current students, staff, and faculty of Middle Tennessee State University. Works previously exhibited at MTSU are ineligible.
    Note: by agreeing to submit work for adjudication, you grant Middle Tennessee State University and its agents the use of same for purposes of promotion, archiving, and publicity. Further, you understand that proper credit will be provided with each image use.

  • November 12, 2012-Deadline for discounted application fee ($30.00 for up to three entries)
  • December 3, 2012-All entries and fees must be received by this date ($40.00 for up to three entries  
  • December 14, 2012-Artists will be notified of the status of their entries  
  • January 7, 2013-Accepted works due at Todd Art Gallery  
  • January 17, 2013-Exhibition opens  
  • January 22, 2013-Reception and Juror awards  
  • February 14, 2013-Exhibition closes  
Jochen Wierich is Curator of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville. Born in Germany, he received his doctorate degree in American Studies at the College of William & Mary. Wierich has published a number of books on topics in American art and culture and taught courses in the history of American art at colleges and universities in the United States and Germany. 


Eric V. Snyder 
Director, Todd Art Gallery  
Department of Art  
Middle Tennessee State University  
tel: 615.898.5653 or 615.898.1455   

12x12 Works of Art

Thursday, October 4, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: Sacred Sites, Secular Spaces: Scenes, Sounds, and Signs in Humanistic, Artistic, and Technological Culture


In keeping with HERA’s mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines, we invite presentations for the 2013 conference. The wide range of disciplines and areas of study for the conference include but are not limited to Aesthetics, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Classics, Communication Studies, Composition, Cultural Studies, Dance, Design, Digital Technology, Education, Environmental Issues, Ethics, Ethnic Studies, Family, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Globalization, History, Languages, Literature, Media, Museum Studies, Music, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sexuality, Sociology, Theater and all sciences relevant to the topic.

Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed. Submissions are encouraged from educators at all levels (including advanced graduate students) as well as all those with an interest in the arts and humanities.

Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops must be submitted through the conference web portal on the HERA website at

Questions may be directed to the conference organizers, Edmund Cueva (  and Marcia Green ( .

Presentation time for individual papers is limited to 15-20 minutes.

Deadline for submission: no later than December 15, 2012 (or until all the places have been filled).