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Monday, December 30, 2013

27th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition


$3,000 in purchase awards.

$30 entry Fee. 

Entry DEADLINE: February 21, 2014.

Juror: Louis Grachos, Director of the Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX.

FULL PROSPECTUS: http://www.mcneeseartonline.org/WOP27Prospectus.pdf


Submitting your works on paper is a simple 3 step process.

Step 1: Fill in information about the work.
Step 2: Upload an image of the work.
Step 3: Complete payment using our secure gateway.

Click the link below to be taken to a page where you can fill out the information about your work. After you click to submit your information, you will be taken to the page to upload your image.

Click here to proceed to Step 1: Submit information about your work.

MSU Department of Visual Arts
Box 92295
Lake Charles, LA  70609 

PH: 337.475.5060
Fax: 337.475.5927

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Clemson University Art Department MFA Candidates Laken Bridges and Adreienne Lichliter Accepted into the National, Juried 2014 Paper in Particular Exhibition

The 35th annual Paper in Particular will display the very best in art, which incorporates paper as a primary element. Prints, drawings, photographs, digital images, paintings, sculpture, etc. are all eligible. Art must have been produced within the past five years.
Adrienne Lichliter, Untitled, 2013, 7x7 inch mezzotint


Laken Bridges, Not Unlike There, 2013
1x4x6 inches,  mixed media acrylic, India ink

The juror for this year’s exhibit is Craig Barber. Craig is a highly respected photographer working in antiquarian photographic processes. His work which primarily focuses on the cultural landscape, has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He is featured in several prominent museums and private collections.  In 2006, Umbrage Editions published his book, Ghosts in the Landscape: Vietnam Revisited. Craig has been photographing for over 35 years and actively teaches classes and workshops and delivers lectures on his art.

The exhibition runs from February 3 through March 2, 2014, with a February 3rd reception at 1:00 pm.

Paper in Particular
Art Department
Columbia College 
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216

Clemson University Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Andrea Feeser, Interviewed on WICN's Inquiry with Mark Lynch

Program: 
Host: 
Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 9:30am

Link to POD cast:

In colonial South Carolina, the growing of indigo and the making of the beautiful blue dye from that plant was an important cash crop that England depended on. But it was a labor-intensive agriculture that used not only  slave labor but also depended on the land and sometimes the slave labor of Native Americans. Tune in tonight and learn about the political and material cultural history of indigo, a color that touched the lives of the rich and wealthy in America and Europe as well as slaves and Native Americans. We talk with ANDREA FEESER, Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History at Clemson University. Her new book is RED, WHITE, AND BLACK MAKE BLUE: INDIGO IN THE FABRIC OF COLONIAL SOUTH CAROLINA. 




http://www.wicn.org/podcasts/audio/andrea-feeser-red-white-black-make-blue

Friday, December 13, 2013

ArtFields has extended the deadline for its Art Competition Call for Submissions to Sunday, December 15 at 11:59 p.m.


NEW, EXTENDED DEADLINE: 
Sunday, December 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Artists from 12 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia) are once again invited to compete for $100,000 in total cash prizes. The prizes will be distributed as a Top Prize of $50,000, a Juried Panel prize of $25,000, a People’s Choice two-dimensional prize of $12,500, and a People’s Choice three-dimensional prize of $12,500.

“This is an especially busy season, so we wanted artists to have a bit of extra time to ensure submissions reach their full potential,” said Arts & Cultural Relations Director Erin Glaze Nathanson.
The Call for Submissions is open online at http://www.artfieldssc.org/artists/how-it-works/ until December 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Established and emerging artists may submit 2-D or 3-D pieces including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, digital media and installation art.
Submissions will be accepted online and then reviewed by a jury of visual art professionals who will ultimately select hundreds of pieces to compete for the prize money. Accepted artists will be notified no later than January 15, 2014.

Applicants must be 18 or over by December 15, 2013 and reside in one of the selected states. Only original artwork is eligible for submission and must have been completed within two years of the registration deadline.

For the complete list of rules and eligibility and to submit competition works, visit www.artfieldssc.org/artists/rules. Artists with questions are encouraged to call 843-633-1235 or email ArtTeam@artfieldssc.org.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Wiregrass Museum of Art is excited to announce its B14: Wiregrass Biennial exhibition and invite you to submit in an open call to artists!



We encourage innovative and progressive work that utilizes a diversity of art forms and media and look forward to receiving entries from across the Southeast region. This year we will also consider performance work in conjunction with the B14 exhibition-opening event. 

Please find the application for the B14: Wiregrass Biennial attached to this email. Please contact me at (334)794-3871 ext.26 or dlemmer@wiregrassmuseum.org with any questions.


Submissions must include a $30.00 submission fee.

Wiregrass Museum of Art | 126 Museum Ave | Dothan | AL | 36303

Thursday, December 5, 2013

ArtFields 2014



Lake City, South Carolina


Call for Submissions: October 30 - December 13, 2013

ArtFields is a uniquely Epic Southern Artfest Competition and Celebration to be held in the historic community of Lake City, South Carolina. Emerging and professional artists have until Friday, December 13, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST to submit ONE piece of 2-D (no larger than 72″ x 72″) or 3-D artwork. Selected artists will be invited to exhibit their work in one of the historic downtown Lake City venues, from a former mercantile to a barbershop for ten days.

Art competition winners will be determined by popular choice and juried panel votes. Voters will have to be present in Lake City, SC to cast their votes during ArtFields. Cash prizes totaling $100,000 will be awarded to winning artists, including the $50,000 Top Prize, the $25,000 Juried Panel prize, the $12,500 People’s Choice 2-D, and the $12,500 People’s Choice 3-D.

Rules & Eligibility

Eligible artists must be 18 years of age on or before the submission deadline of Friday, December 13, 2013.

Artists must reside in one of the 12 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) for 6 consecutive months prior to the submission date.

Each entry must be original to the artist in concept, design, and execution, does not infringe upon any third party’s proprietary rights, and must not violate any state, federal, or international intellectual property laws. An entry that has been copied from an existing photo (not the artist’s own), painting, graphic, advertisement, or any other work produced by another person is a violation of these Rules and will not be accepted and, further, may be disqualified at any time before, during, or after the competition, in LCPC’s absolute and exclusive discretion. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction or digitization of a painting, drawing, or other work).

FAQs

Does the entry have to be for sale?
No, but we do need to know the value of your piece for our records. We will list the work as NFS (not for sale) on your entry’s label and in the competition artwork gallery on ArtFieldsSC.org. *In the event your entry is the Top Prize or the Juried Panel Prize, the artist agrees that the winning work and reproduction rights will be the sole property of Lake City Partnership Council and ArtFields.

Is the artist responsible for insuring the entry?
Yes. Neither Lake City Partnership Council (the sponsor of ArtFields) nor the venue will assume responsibility for insuring the entry. The artist is responsible for insuring the entry for transporting to and from the venue and for the duration the entry is in the venue location.

Do I have to be present in Lake City, SC during ArtFields?
No. Except for installation artists, the Artist is not required to travel to Lake City, SC; the Arts and Cultural Relations Director plus a team of art-handling professionals will be installing the Entry at each venue.

Does the artist choose the venue?
No, the artist, once eligible, will be invited by an official ArtFields venue to exhibit his/her work.
For Further Assistance, Contact ArtTeam@artfieldssc.org or call (843) 633-1235

Monday, December 2, 2013

2014 Internships @ Elsewhere Artists Collaborative, Greensboro, NC

Internships

Elsewhere is a living museum set in a three-story former thrift store. We're building new futures from old things in Greensboro and across the globe. Come collaborate.

Internships at Elsewhere offer students across disciplines and interests exceptional experiences with learning in action. Elsewhere interns support the non-profit’s organizational, artistic, and community based projects that maintain and advance the living museum. Elsewhere introduces interns to a litany of collaborative skills in artful life and purposive art. We welcome applications from smart, dedicated, helpful visionaries interested in helping Elsewhere’s staff, curators, and artists build a more professional, creative world.

Logistics

Elsewhere facilitates intern opportunities on a rolling basis.
Internships last from 10-12 weeks and 20-40 hours/week on-site at Elsewhere from Tuesday-Saturday is required.
Internship periods typically fall as follows:
  • Spring: March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Fall: September – November
  • Winter: December – February
We accept dedicated interns from local and national locales out of school and at the university, college, and high school level.

Roles and Duties


Interns will be assigned to an Elsewhere department (operations, productions, building, education, communications) who will serve as guides and mentors for the duration of their participation. Interns will assist their department based on the needs of the week, upcoming events, artist’s projects and programs.

Museum Closed for Winter | Re-Opening Spring 2014
Apply Now for 2014 Residencies | Apps Due by Jan. 10

The Studio Protector: The Artist's Guide to Emergencies

The Studio Protector® has two complementary parts:

  • This Online Guide that provides in-depth information including articles, interviews with artists and experts, tips, and annotated resource lists
  • A Wall Guide that provides easy-to-follow checklists for emergency preparation and response (retail price $16)
    The Studio Protector® Wall Guide is an easy to use reference tool with basic checklists for emergency preparation and response. Hang the Wall Guide in your studio next to your phone or in a lounge area or bathroom so you can refer to it often and quickly in case of an emergency. Add your local emergency numbers and contacts to those already in the Getting Help booklet so they will be handy if you need them. Take the Wall Guide with you if you have to evacuate the studio so you can make plans for your recovery.
     The Studio Protector Wall Guide has easy-to-follow tips for last-minute preparations before an emergency and steps to take after an emergency to get you started on a productive course. It is totally low-tech, so you can use it without electricity or an internet or cell-phone connection!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Like a Tom Waits Song" National Juried Exhibition

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Deadline: February 23, 2014
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PROSPECTUS BEFORE SUBMITTING WORK

DESCRIPTION:
Step right up! With a handful of glitter and a roaring blast through a dented megaphone, Arc Gallery announces a call for art based on the inherently visual musical world of Mr. Tom Waits.   "Like a Tom Waits Song" will shine a bright dingy yellow spotlight on artwork in all media and all genres, from figurative crooked scarecrows wearing black bowler hats, to narrative environments inhabited by surreal Waitsian characters, to the abstract, the conceptual, the absurd and the down-right bizarre and everything in-between.

Waits has said,  "Songs are really just very interesting things to be doing with the air."  The atmosphere he has created over the years is a dense tapestry of visual images and narratives that create a palpable mood and feeling about the mysterious places that we call home and the places we are going and what we have seen.

It is often said that an image is worth a thousand words.  But somehow, Tom Waits with his lyrics, utilizing only a few dozen words, conjures up intense images in our imagination that visual artists are hard pressed to match.  On top of his words, he layers familiar and strange sounds and melodies that complete the images that penetrate our minds and hearts.
- for song lyrics, see: http://www.azlyrics.com/t/tomwaits.html

This open call is for all artists who have found themselves deeply moved, enraptured, bemused or inspired by Tom Waits. Has his music ever transported you to a dusty desert town or an abandoned train yard or a glowing, gritty neon rainy city street filled with steam? Listening to his music do you come away from the experience with a flash of inspiration embodying his lyrics? Like Tom Waits, do you tell tall tales and spin yarns with your work?  If so, we want to see it!

CATEGORIES ACCEPTED
Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book. This exhibition cannot accept jewelry, video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source.

VENUE
Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103

JUROR: Andrea Schwartz of Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco, CA
Andrea Schwartz graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1977. Her background as an artist has assisted in her understanding of the perspectives and idiosyncrasies of the art world. For over twenty-five years the Andrea Schwartz Gallery has supported work that is challenging and at the forefront of contemporary practice, representing a select group of mid-career artists from the Bay Area and throughout the country. The range of work includes paintings, works on paper, photography and sculpture.  See:  www.asgallery.com

JUROR’S AWARD
A Juror’s Award ribbon and certificate will be presented to three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the   theme.

DEADLINE: 
February 23rd, 2014

EXHIBITION DATES
May 3, 2014 - June 21, 2014

“Like a Tom Waits Song” OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, May 3rd 7-9PM

“Like a Tom Waits Song” ARTIST TALK & CLOSING RECEPTION
Saturday, June 21st, 12 NOON -2PM

GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY
There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and on the Arc On-line Gallery. The juror will also select works that will be shown in the Arc On-line gallery only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.

SUBMISSION

Payment of $35 per entry. An entry consists of one to three submissions of pieces or images. A maximum of two entries per person is allowed, up to 6 pieces total. Credit card payment through Paypal only. You do not need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal.

EXHIBITIONS AT ARC GALLERY
Since Arc Gallery started in 2010, eight artists blind-juried into Arc exhibitions have been selected for solo or group exhibitions and/or picked up for representation in other San Francisco Bay Area galleries. We are delighted that various artists who have submitted works to our juried shows have been given additional exhibition opportunities at Arc and other venues.

An important aspect of Arc Gallery’s mission is supporting the making of quality art and promoting public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the City of San Francisco. Juried and curated group exhibitions are our primary means of showcasing and discovering artists. Publicity through Bay Area publications and social media, as well as personal invitations to jurors, gallerists and art admirers generate an average of 200 to 400+ attendees at our openings.

ABOUT ARC
Arc Gallery is a mixed-use art center in San Francisco’s South of Market district consisting of a 1,000 sq. ft. art gallery, two alternative exhibition spaces, art education center, ten artist studios, offices for Kearny Street Workshop and San Francisco Artist Network, and Vega Blue Bottle Coffee kiosk. Our website is www.arc-sf.com.

Arc supports the making of quality art in all media, provides a nurturing environment for artists to create their work, builds a community of artists to encourage exploration of art, provides resources for the professional development of visual artists, and promotes appreciation of the visual arts in the city of San Francisco. Our exhibitions have attracted many art enthusiasts, collectors and gallerists. Several of the artists selected in our juried exhibitions have been invited to participate in additional shows by visiting jurors and gallerists.

QUESTIONS?
ArcGallerySF@gmail.com

Seattle Waterfront Public Piers project

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork on the public piers of the Seattle Central Waterfront. These piers will be rebuilt as part of Waterfront Seattle, a large-scale project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with the potential of 26 acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings. The selected artist or artist team will collaborate with the project design team to create an original artwork or series of artworks on Union Street Pier or Pier 62/63. The call is one of a series of calls for permanent and temporary artworks along the redeveloped Seattle waterfront.
The artist will join the Waterfront Seattle design team in February 2014 and will develop a conceptual direction for the artwork over the first half of 2014. Upon acceptance of the concept design, the artist will be contracted for design development, engineering, fabrication and installation of the artwork.


Eligibility: Open to professional artists working in the United States and internationally.


Budget: The total project budget is estimated to be $1,000,000 all-inclusive of design, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, fees, taxes, and other project-related costs.


Deadline: 11 p.m., Thursday, December 19, 2013 (Pacific Standard Time).


Application: Click here to apply.


Info: Eric Fredericksen, public art project manager, (206) 733-9838.

This project is funded by 1% for Art funds generated by the reconstruction of the Elliott Bay Seawall in downtown Seattle, part of a larger project of redeveloping Seattle's Central Waterfront.

Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia is Accepting Proposals for a New Outdoor Sculpture Program

They have funds for a 5 year program of installing 2 works a year.  Each artist will receive a $1,500 honorarium, plus travel expenses, for a 2-year installation and artist talk. They plan to begin the selection process for this fall in April. 
Please send up to 5 images (jpegs) of outdoor sculptures that would be available along with specific installation requirements, and a resume to: Willcox@kinex.net