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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Calling Creative Types! Exhibition / Curatorial Opportunity @ The Cube, Raleigh, NC


What could you do with 400 sq feet?

ABOUT THE CUBE


The Cube is an experimental and installation space programmed by Visual Art Exchange and located within the main gallery at 309 West Martin Street in Raleigh, North Carolina. This exhibition opportunity affords emerging and professional artists with a physical space to explore ideas. The gallery is called the Cube because it's a roughly 20×20′ box with a 14' tall ceiling. With minimal natural light interference but plenty of access to electrical outlets and track lighting, the Cube gives artists the environmental control needed to create immersive and site-specific art experiences. It's the ultimate blank canvas! View previous Cube exhibitions!

We are looking for innovative artists, collaborative teams and curators to submit proposals for Cube exhibits in 2016-17. Exhibitions run for roughly two months, with two public receptions. The Cube is open to all living artists, artist teams and curators. Proposals must show promise and strong conceptual grounding. Preference will be given to experimental work, particularly installation, video and performance art. Applicants do NOT need to be VAE members, although the application fee is reduced for VAE members. VAE is available to provide support in finding accommodations for artists and recruiting volunteer help for install.

DEADLINE: The deadline for 2016-17 Cube proposals is 11:59pm EST January 18, 2016.


MONEY: The only fees associated with this exhibit are the initial application fees ($10 members / $15 non-members).  VAE cannot offer any financial support for Cube installations. That said, if we can help you apply for grants we certainly will, and you are welcome to any tools or technology (projectors, etc) currently owned by VAE.

VAE earns 30% commission on the sales of members’ works, and 50% on sales of non-members’ works.

EXHIBIT MAINTENANCE & INSTALLATION: Gallery staff is happy to support you during the installation of your exhibit and lend a hand at times, but the bulk of the responsibility of installing your work is on you. Any maintenance required during the duration of the exhibit (other than turning the space on and off) is also up to you. If the exhibition requires regular interaction (like turning on and off) from gallery staff it is up to the artist to make certain that the components can be manipulated while standing on the floor and that there are written directions for operating the pieces. At the end of the exhibition it is the artist's responsibility to return the space to its original state by painting/spackling/sweeping (or whatever is needed).

APPLICATION EVALUATION

: Applications are evaluated by VAE staff and guest curators. Applicants will be notified via email by January 25 after the review of the status of their application. Results will be posted online by January 25.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

There are THREE different ways to apply for a Cube exhibit:
  • As an individual artist
  • As an artist team (2-4 artists working together)
  • As a curator (a non-artist coordinating a show of 2+ artists' work)
The main difference between these three application types is the kind and amount of information we ask for. But no matter what kind of application you're doing, all application materials must be completed and submitted by January 18, 2016.


APPLICATION MATERIALS include artist/project statement, resume(s), proposed timeline, image inventory/work sample list, 5-15 samples of your work, and $10/15 application fee.
  • Your artist’s/project statement should be no longer than one page and should describe your current work as well as any directions you plan to your work take in the future.
  • Resumes should show prior exhibition history and
  • Your proposed timeline should be a very brief statement about your expected timing for your exhibition. Is this work currently complete? If not, when do you expect it to be completed? What months between April 2016 and September 2017 would you NOT be able to show?
  • Your image inventory/work sample sheet should be a guide to the samples that accompany your application. Your inventory must contain the following information for each sample: the file name (“01_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpeg”), the piece’s title, the media/materials, dimensions, retail price (if applicable) and date of completion. Click here for image inventory tips! Upload your inventory/work sample sheet as a .doc or .pdf.
  • Your application will not be considered finished until your application fee has been processed. You will be directed to the payment page after you have submitted your completed application.
Upload 5-15 samples* of your work**. All files should be named like so:
01_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg
02_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg
03_LASTNAME_TITLE.mov, etc.
  • Still images should be sent as jpegs should be at least 1000px at their widest dimension, not to exceed 2MB per image.
  • Video samples should be edited to no longer than 2 minute excerpts. Video should be submitted as Quicktime files whose width is no larger than 720px and file size is no larger than 150MB.
  • Audio: Audio should be submitted as separate MP3 files. Each track should be no longer than 2 minutes.
  • Web-based: Web-based work should be submitted as a URL listed in the work sample list. Please only submit web-based projects. 
*If the work you are proposing to exhibit in the Cube is still currently in progress, no problem! You can submit jpeg drawings of what you expect the work will be like, or you can rely soley on images of past work and your written narrative to describe the work you are proposing. It's your call. The Cube selection panel is interested in both the work you are applying to show and your past work.

Share this call-for-art with your community by printing this one-page flyer!

For complete guidelines visit our website!

QUESTIONS? Email Brandon or call him at 919.828.7834 ext. 6

CALL for Entry: SECOND ANNUAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION & EXHIBITION MARCH 2016-MARCH 2017

“Artiglio”

by Michael Dillon of Milton, GA
The Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art (HAPA) is pleased to announce a call for entries for its second annual outdoor sculpture competition. Scenic Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with historic roots in the railroad and timber industries, is situated among longleaf pine forests at the juncture of the Leaf and Bouie Rivers 75 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. Hattiesburg is home to two universities, state-of-the-art medical facilities, a large military mobilization center at Camp Shelby, beautifully restored historic neighborhoods, and a thriving music scene anchored by a diverse, international influx of students and a highly acclaimed symphony orchestra.

The sculptures selected in this competition last year, as well as two that were purchased for HAPA’s permanent collection, have been extremely well received and are placed throughout Hattiesburg’s historic downtown district.

HAPA seeks five striking outdoor sculptures to be exhibited for one year, with installation occurring in mid-March 2016 and de-installation in March 2017.

ELIGIBILITY AND HONORARIA: Entries must be suitable for display in a public outdoor setting and must be available for the entire exhibition period (March 2016 – March 2017). Preference will be given to works available for purchase although availability for sale is not required.

Each of the five selected artists will receive a $2,000 honorarium, with $1,000 paid immediately following installation and the remaining $1,000 paid upon de-installation. A $500 Mary Dixon Montague award will be presented to the work deemed best in show.

Artworks will be insured for the duration of the exhibition only, commencing upon successful installation.

All costs for delivery and retrieval of the artwork are the responsibility of the artist, although one night’s lodging in Hattiesburg will be provided, if necessary. Any special installation hardware other than standard concrete anchor bolts is the responsibility of the artist.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: All applications must be electronically submitted, and complete applications must be received by 5:00 pm on February 19, 2016. 

SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Work may be of any media, but must be impervious to the elements, require no maintenance, and be safe in a public outdoor setting that includes active pedestrian traffic and exposure to weather conditions.
  • The artworks will be installed on concrete pads located throughout historic downtown Hattiesburg. All pads are at ground level, and all works will be bolted at ground level; if a work requires elevation on a base, the base must be incorporated into its design.
  • Work must be able to be secured using anchor bolts.
  • HAPA will provide limited assistance and machinery, if necessary, for installation, but the artist must direct installation and provide any specialized hardware required.
  • Work must be available for installation on March 14, 2016, and remain available for the duration of the exhibition.
  • If a work is sold during the exhibition, a 20% commission will be paid to HAPA. 
SELECTION PROCESS: Works will first be assessed for durability and structural integrity. Those works accepted will be judged by a three-person selection panel of two professional artists and one community member via a blind review process. Please ensure that no identifying information is embedded in the images submitted.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Each artist may submit up to three works of art for consideration.
  • No late or incomplete applications will be considered.
  • There is no application fee.
The following materials are required:
  • A short (two-page maximum) bio and artist statement which includes artist contact information
  • Three digital images, of 300 dpi at 4x6 inches, of the work, labeled with a shortened title and “A,” “B,” or “C” .jpg. (E.g., pineA.jpg, pineB.jpg, pineC.jpg)
  • Description of the work, including title, date of completion, materials, dimensions, weight, installation requirements, and price if available for purchase (please indicate NFS if not).
  • Email application materials to HattiesburgPublicArt@gmail.com with subject line “Sculpture Competition.”
If more than one work is submitted, separate email applications must be sent for each work.

PROJECT TIMELINE:
  • Application deadline: February 19, 2016
  • Finalists notified: February 29, 2016
  • Contracts completed: March 7, 2016 
  • Installation: March 14-18, 2016
  • De-installation: March 2017
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: HAPA reserves the right to reject any sculpture that does not conform to stated specifications, is markedly different from the submitted images, or poses public risk.

For questions, email HattiesburgPublicArt@gmail.com. For more information about the Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art, seewww.hattiesburgpublicart.com or our Facebook page

Friday, December 11, 2015

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Masur Museum of Art 53rd Annual Juried Competition

 

Masur Museum of Art
53rd Annual Juried Competition

On View March 9 – July 5, 2015

The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.

The 53nd Annual Juried Competition is sponsored by CenturyLink.

January 11, 2016: Postmark Submission Deadline 11:59 pm

January 18, 2016: Online Entry Deadline

Go to www.masurmuseum.org for more information about the Masur and to www.masurjuried.org to apply online or download an entry form.

Enter if you would like your work seen by:

Holly Hughes, Juror
Godin-Spaulding Curator for the Collection
Albright-Knox Art Gallery


Awards

Best in Show is $1,000.00 and total awards are $3,300.00.
Awards will be given by Hughes at the reception on March 12, 2016. Artists do not have to be present to receive awards. Checks will be mailed after the reception.

People’s Choice: The People’s Choice Award is $200.00 and will be voted on by visitors throughout the run of the exhibition.

Best Packed: This award will honor the artist who packs their art in the most professional manner. The award is $100.00. No packing peanuts, feedbags, loose papers as packing materials, no cigarette butts, etc. These types of things will disqualify you! Show your work and our staff the respect they deserve. This prize will be decided by the Masur Museum staff.

The awards structure outside of what is listed will be determined by the Juror.

Submission Guidelines

  • All submitting artists must be over 18 years old and reside in the United States.
  • To be considered for entry all work must be completed after December 31, 2013.
  • PLEASE DO NOT USE ALL CAPS IN OUR ONLINE ENTRY FORM.
  • No previously entered material will be considered.
  • There is a $10.00 fee per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries and a maximum of five entries (i.e. $20.00 for two artworks and $50.00 for five artworks). Fees are non-refundable. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Twin City Art Foundation. Submit only 1 composition image and up to 2 detail images per work. Composition and detail images must be clearly labeled with title of work.

Method of Entry

Online entries are due by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2016. Online entries must pay with PayPal (www.masurjuried.org).
Mailed entries must be postmarked by January 11, 2015 and include a full copy of our completed and signed call for entry, supporting CD/DVD or USB compatible memory drive, and payment.  

ENTRANTS MAY PAY WITH A CHECK IF THEIR SUBMISSION IS MAILED. Please make checks payable to Twin City Art Foundation and mail to:

53rd Annual Juried Competition
c/o Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand Street
Monroe, LA 71202

Entry Fee

-There is a $10.00 fee per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries and a maximum of five entries (i.e. $20.00 for two artworks and $50.00 for five artworks). Fees are non-refundable. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Twin City Art Foundation.


Image Recommendations

For juror ease, your submissions should be in the following formats:
  • Video Entries: Videos may be submitted in either .mov or .wmv formats no larger than 60 MB on a per file basis. Video work is not to exceed 5 minutes.
  • All Other Entries: .jpeg file format only, 1200 pixels on the longest edge. Files should be no larger than 5 MB on a per file basis.

Important Dates

  • Monday, January 11, 2016: Postmarked submission deadline
  • 11:59 pm, Monday, January 18, 2016: Online submission deadline
  • 11:59 pm, Thursday, February 4, 2016: Artist notification
  • February 18-25, 2016: Parcel delivery of accepted artwork
  • February 20 – February 25, 2016: Hand delivery of accepted artwork (closed on 2/21/16)
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016: Reception, 6 – 8 p.m., Juror Talk, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 9 – July 5, 2016: Exhibition on view
  • July 6-14, 2016: Hand pick up period
  • July 11 – 14, 2016: Parcel pick up/Delivery drop-off period


 About the Masur Museum of Art

The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. We are dedicated to bringing our community dynamic public programming that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the Southeast, and around the world.

ART JOB: South Carolina Arts Alliance (SCAA) Seeks Executive Director


Organization: South Carolina Arts Alliance
Position: Executive Director


Location: Flexible, but easy access to South Carolina’s capital, Columbia, is necessary.

The South Carolina Arts Alliance, a 501c3 statewide non-governmental membership organization, seeks a dynamic Executive Director to work with its board, membership, the state arts agency, state legislators and other policy makers and stakeholders in South Carolina as well as colleagues in national organizations.

The South Carolina Arts Alliance is the state's primary, private sector arts coalition of arts organizations, educators, administrators, artists, parents, business and community leaders. The organization’s mission is to serve the arts through leadership development and advocacy throughout South Carolina, to encourage civic engagement to advance the arts, and to inform public policy and to advocate for public sector support for and of the arts and arts education.

The Executive Director is responsible for day to day operations of the organization, including project management; management of a state-wide membership organization; and working collaboratively with a variety of agencies, organizations, institutions and volunteers. Experience in financial management, including building and monitoring a budget, and outstanding oral and written communication skills are necessary. Candidates must have an established record of or related experience in the management of a non-profit organization.

Successful candidates will have earned a bachelor’s degree (or a higher degree) and possess knowledge of media relations and the workings of social media as well as fundraising skills, including grant writing and grant management, development of business sponsorships and memberships, and the implementation of constituent services. Knowledge of South Carolina’s legislative processes and environment, as well as experience in working with legislators in strategic advocacy, are preferred. Knowledge of education policy is preferred.

Executive leadership skills, including strategic thinking, diplomacy, flexibility, creativity, and the ability to work independently are necessary. A minimum of five years of arts management or related experience are highly preferred for this full-time position that will include oversight of a part-time financial administrator. This is a salaried position with a benefit package that includes paid vacation, health benefits and 401K.

Applicants should send a cover letter with salary range and resume or CV to Rose Sheheen, President of the South Carolina Arts Alliance, at rsheheen@bellsouth.net. (Please send all documents as PDF files and as Microsoft Word attachments.)

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016. 

The position will remain open until filled. An announcement about the new Executive Director is planned for May 2016, with a start date of July 1, 2016.

Visit www.scartsalliance.net for more information on the organization and its activities.



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

smART Series: Seminar 4 - "Social Media: How to Drive Chatter About Your Work"


Thursday, December 10 at 6:00pm 

Midtown Artery 1241 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC

Dec. 10

smART Series: Seminar 4
"Social Media: How to Drive Chatter About Your Work”
6-8 p.m.

Midtown Artery
1241 Pendleton St.
Greenville, S.C.  
The smART Series is an interactive and engaging five seminar series that explores how the arts and creative entrepreneurship intersect.
To learn details regarding the smART Series, visit clemson.edu/cva. The seminars are free to the public. However, space is limited. Attendees need to R.S.V.P. to visualarts@clemson.edu to secure a spot. Attendees are asked to indicate which seminar(s) they will be attending.
The smART Series is made possible by the generous support of the Community Foundation of Greenville.
Speaker
Joe Mazer Clemson University, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities’ Social Media Listening Center, Director / Department of Communication Studies, Associate Chair
Moderator
Greg Shelnutt Clemson University Department of Art, Chair

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Valerie Zimany, Assistant Professor of Art-Ceramics, Clemson University, in the December 2015 Issue of Ceramics Monthly!



Second row, third from the left: Valerie Zimany's Moonwalker, 16" dia., porcelain, hand-

drawn and raised Kutani enamels, gold, white, gold, 2014, p. 18, Ceramics Monthly, 2015.






Features works by:
Lauren Gallaspy
Peter Christian Johnson
Calvin Ma
Jonathan Mess
Peter Pincus
Nathan Prouty
Kevin Snipes
Valerie Zimany Assistant Professor of Art, Clemson University


Duane Reed Gallery

Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
and by appointment

4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Located in the Central West End



Thursday, December 3, 2015

CORRECTION: Many Clemson Alumni Also in HANDCRAFTED: The Art and Practice of the Handmade Print. Two of the Book's Authors Have Clemson Connections: Sam Wang, Clemson University Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art, Emeritus, and Christina Z. Anderson, Clemson University MFA-Art, 2005


HANDCRAFTED: The Art and Practice of the Handmade Print 经典手工影像 published by Zhejiang Photographic Publishing Co., Hangzhou, CHINA – (this is a hard cover with 395 pages –   2nd print run)
This unique high quality publication is Co-authored by Christina Z. Anderson (Clemson University MFA-Art, 2005), Sandy King, Zhong Jianming and Sam Wang (Clemson University Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art), the Chinese language book (with some English) includes in addition to handcrafted works by the authors, works from Dick Arentz, Jill Enfield, Christopher James, Dan Estabrook, Douglas Collins, Byron Brauchli, Keith Taylor, Jill Skupin-Burkholder, John Craig, Brittany Nelson, Jace Becker, Michael Flecky, Rafael Galván, Amy Holmes-George (Clemson University MFA-Art, 2000), Philip Schwartz, Teresa Van Hatten-Granath (Clemson University MFA-Art,1996), Clay Harmon, Eliska Mörsel Greenspoon (Clemson University MFA-Art, 1980), Mark Nelson, S. Gayle Stevens, Loris Medici, Ron Reeder, Ellie Young, Cynthia Huber, Harlan Chapman, Monty McCutchen, Kayla Bedey, Shelby Koth, Danielle Mullens, and Jordyn Wohle.

Sculpture by Joey Manson, Clemson University Senior Lecturer in Art, to be Unveiled at Mauldin Public Art Trail

Mauldin Public Art Trail

“The Depot” Unveiled December 8

MAULDIN, SC – The first installation along the Mauldin Public Art Trail at the Mauldin Cultural Center will be unveiled to the public on Tuesday, December 8 at 1:30pm.  The artwork, entitled “The Depot” by artist Joey Manson, was selected earlier in the spring of 2015 and is the first of nine installations that will be placed along the perimeter of the outdoor amphitheater at the Mauldin Cultural Center. It will take a total of ten years to install all nine works, and every year after the first ten, the oldest installation is replaced with a new artwork – creating a new slate of public artwork every ten years. Retired artworks will be relocated to permanent locations around the community.
“The Depot” is inspired by the theme chosen by the Mauldin Cultural Council, the City’s nonprofit partner in the selection of each artwork, “Crossroads” and reflects the geography and layout of Mauldin.
“Mauldin’s historical borders were first drawn as a circle centered around a train depot. Highways now encircle a city that was once a crossroads, and the railroad still runs straight through. “The Depot” references and abstracts the historical and current transportation paths and symbolizes the dynamic forces that surround and connect Mauldin today,” reads the Artist Statement.
The public is invited to attend the unveiling at 1:30pm on Tuesday, December 8 which will feature remarks from Mayor Dennis Raines, artist Joey Manson, and others.
Address: 101 East Butler Road, Mauldin SC 29662
Website: www.mauldinculturalcenter.org

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Clemson University's Cooper Library Book Project: A postmodern writing / poetry / spatial / intervention





Cooper Library Book Project
 
A postmodern writing / poetry / 
spatial / intervention 

December 3, 2015 through January 2016

This investigation and subsequent intervention in the Clemson University Cooper Library pays homage to the process of Nina Katchadourian’s Sorted Books project. Her method involved sorting through a collection of books, picking out particular titles, and eventually arranging the books into groups so that the titles could be read in sequence, from top to bottom.


Seven students from Professor David Detrich’s Advanced Sculpture class have located their version of Sorted Books throughout the library complex.
  • Zie Fletcher
  • Erik Reed
  • Deighton Abrams
  • Rebekah Warren
  • Amber Eckersley
  • Hannah Cartee Haley Floyd 

Can you find all 7?

Clemson University
116 Sigma Dr
Clemson, SC 29631

To ATTEND: "Artists U Intensive: Building a Sustainable Life as an Artist - Greenville, SC"


Artists are talented, hard-working people, so why are so many exhausted, broke, and overwhelmed? We will present tools and approaches for building a balanced, sustainable artist life, reconnecting with our deep values, building community, and slaying the two demons of the artist's life: time and money.

Any professional South Carolina artist may apply to attend the Intensive (you do NOT have to live in Greenville.) The Intensive is free, but class size is limited, so slots are reserved for artists who have not attended a previous Intensive. You must apply online and commit to attend both sessions. You will be notified once you are enrolled.

Friday, January 15, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
 

AND

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Location: S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, 15 University St., Greenville, SC

What artists have said about the Intensive:

"I have been working full-time as a self-supporting artist for 10 years, yet there was not a single idea or observation that arose today that did not make an impact on me. I have also sat through many strategic planning meetings, charrettes, and professional development seminars, and this by far was the most fruitful, efficient, and enjoyable." Performing artist

"I have been able to decide how to handle health insurance and tax issues that were weighing me down. I have been able to rewrite my artist statement and to begin writing a book prospectus. While all of these had been on my mind for a while, it was the workshop that unleashed my determination. More than this, I just feel happier to be doing what I am doing, confident that I am on a good track, and proud to be part of something bigger." Literary artist

Questions about Artists U events:
Andrew Simonet, Artists U
(215) 767-6881

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Todd Anderson, Clemson University's New Printmaker, Has Work in Two International Exhibitions in New York and Atlanta

 
TODD ANDERSON, The Last Glacier, reductive jigsaw woodcut, 24 x 34 inches.
Todd Anderson, Assistant Professor of Art (printmaking) at Clemson University has prints in two current international exhibitions of note:

Atlanta Print Biennial 2015, Atlanta, GA, November 1— December 4, 2015.  International Exhibition. Juror: Art Werger, an internationally known master of aquatint, color intaglio and mezzotint. Werger has been exhibiting for over thirty years and has received over two hundred awards. He is known for his aerial imagery of cities and suburban scenes as well as for his prolific narrative mezzotints. Werger is Professor of Art in the Printmaking program at Ohio University, where he has served as the Foundations Chair and Chair of Printmaking.  http://www.atlantaprintmakersstudio.org/exhibitions/ 

675 Metropolitan Parkway SW #6026
Atlanta, GA 30310

 
Grinnell Glacier-The Last Glacier, 2015, reductive jigsaw woodcut  
reductive jigsaw woodcut, edition of 12, 28.75 x 41 inches.

Comedia: New Prints 2015/Autumn, November 19—January 16, 2016 at the International Center for Printmaking New York, New York, NY. International Exhibition.  Curator: Tomas Vu, artist and Artistic Director of the Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies (NY). Sixty-eight prints by sixty artists selected from over 2,000 submissions.  An illustrated brochure with a curatorial essay by Mr. Vu accompanies the exhibition.  http://www.ipcny.org/exhibitions/commedia-new-prints-2015autumn/

INTERNATIONAL PRINT CENTER NEW YORK
508 West 26th Street, Room 5A

New York, NY 10001
 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Opening Reception for "Unsee Greenville" at GCCA, December 4th, 6-9 pm



Opening Reception December 4th, 6-9 pm
Greenville Artists considered the challenges and rewards of focusing on "Unseen Greenville" and interpreted their ideas and insights in an art form. Artists were selected based on their creative interpretations of the theme and artistic merit of the artwork submitted.

Artists selected will exhibit their artworks from December 4, 2015, through January 29, 2016, with a reception on Friday, December 4, 2015, from 6:00-9:00 PM.  Awards to be announced at 7 pm.

Join us for the final 2015 First Friday in the Village. GCCA Studio Artists work will be on sale for holiday shopping. Kids can make an ornament for free!

JUROR - Todd McDonald earned his BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and then went on to receive an MFA in painting and drawing from Arizona State University. He has taught at a variety of Universities and currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Painting at Clemson University. In conjunction with his work at Clemson, Todd maintains an involved studio practice that is divided between two methods. One avenue, exploits the surface, material and history of oil painting to describe the nuances and cues of post-digital abstraction. The other mode explores the use of the non-traditional material of duct tape as an image-making device. These images play on architecture, virtual space and abstraction in roles that simultaneously celebrate and mock the character of our constructed environment.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Barely South Review, Norfolk, VA


Skirting the edge of the American South, Barely South Review is the literary journal of the Creative Writing MFA program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

Barely South Review has two submission periods each year: September 1 - November 30 for the Spring issue, and January 1 - April 1 for the Fall issue. We seek general works of non-fiction, poetry, fiction, and art.

We welcome original and previously unpublished works that interpret the pleasures of writing to discover both meaningful structure and the pathways to surprise. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please inform us of this fact in your cover letter; and please notify us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Barely South Review is now accepting artwork (photography, painting, graphics, etc.) submissions! Works must not have appeared elsewhere (other than on the artist's personal website). Formats accepted include .jpg, .gif, .tiff, and .png. You may submit up to 5 separate works.

Barely South Review acquires only the first serial publication rights of accepted work.

Copyright is asserted on behalf of the author; all reprint rights (print or electronic) revert to the author upon publication, but we ask that you mention Barely South Review as first publication appearance.

Please note: If you are making multiple submissions of poetry or short-shorts, each piece should be uploaded to Submittable separately. Please do not cut and paste all of your submissions into one document.

Poetry: 3-5 poems
Fiction: 1 short story (not to exceed 7000 words) or 3 short-shorts (each not to exceed 1,000 words).
Flash Fiction: Submit up to three flash pieces of less than 1000 words each. Submit each piece separately.
Creative Nonfiction: 1 essay (not to exceed 7000 words). Excerpts from longer works are acceptable as long as they adhere to our word maximum and can stand alone as essays independent of the larger work.
Flash Nonfiction: Submit up to three flash pieces of less than 1000 words each. Submit each piece separately.
Interviews & feature articles: We’re happy to consider your interviews and feature articles–but please query first.
Art: 3-5 separate pieces 
You may only make one submission per genre per reading period. A submission counts as: a traditional story, up to 3 short shorts, up to five poems, one nonficion essay, or up to five art submissions. You may submit to multiple genres. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

ART JOB: CERF+ is currently looking for a Director of Programs


The Artists’ Safety Net

CERF+, a national non-profit that provides a safety net to artists, through readiness, education and relief programs.

Through more than 30-years of programming, CERF+ has become a pioneer and leader in the emerging field of arts emergency management. We are seeking a dynamic director of programs who has the experience and skills to strengthen the impact of CERF+’s work as an “artist responder” and artist advocate, and to expand the visibility of its services, thereby, increasing the population of artists served. The position involves directing teams of CERF+ staff, board, and consultants, and collaborative work with other artist-focused organizations, arts agencies and relief providers, both in non-emergency and emergency periods.

The ideal candidate will be a creative individual with 10 years or more experience providing support services to professional artists, with at least five years at the executive/program manager level. Strong skills as a communicator, presenter, editor, and educator are essential. Other critical skills include proven ability to lead/coordinate in periods of crisis and familiarity with current trends and issues in sustaining a career in visual arts. Experience in the craft field a plus, but not required.

The deadline for applications is December 18, 2015.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Artist-in-Residence at Emmanuel College Art Department, Boston


The Emmanuel Art Department awards a residency to one individual from each of our four categories: ceramics, photography, printmaking and social justice. They strive to foster a supportive environment to achieve creative and artistic excellence. The residency also plays an important role in advancing the visual arts on the Emmanuel campus, providing an important educational program on contemporary art accessible to students, staff, and faculty. Residents should be willing to support and interact with each other, students, and faculty. 

  • Artists must not be currently enrolled in any academic program 
  • Residency is from mid June to mid August 2015 - exact dates will be announced in late March 
  • Artists will receive a stipend of $1000 dollars and reimbursement for travel and visa up to an additional $1000. 
  • Lodging is provided in the college dorms or apartments, with access to a small kitchen. 
  • Artists must agree to give a presentation or demo during the 2016/17 academic year *Two artists will be invited back based on teaching needs 
  • Residents have access to communal college studio facilities with ample space sharing - ceramics, wood shop, print shop, darkroom, maclab and drawing studio 
  • Artists must devote 3 hours to Emmanuel’s summer art history course, Contemporary Art and Artistic Practice, discussing their own process. 
  • Emmanuel will host a closing exhibition for all resident artists to participate in and show the larger community the end result of your work. 
  • Artists are responsible for all material and food costs during the residency. 
  • Artists will donate one piece to Emmanuel College at the end of the residency. 

RECEIPT of Application is due by February 1st, 2016.

Application requirements:
  • Application form
  • Letter of intent: please describe your plan for your time at the residency
  • 10-20 digital images of work (2-4 MB jpeg, 300 dpi)
  • Artist statement
  • C.V.
  • NO APPLICAITON FEE! [Note: At least I couldn't find one. GWS]
OR
Applications may also be submitted via post in digital format on a CD or USB.
Contact ecar@emmanuel.edu with questions or technical dificulties.
*Please note: We cannot confirm receipt of your application. Please obtain delivery confirmation through the delivery provider. Application materials will not be returned.
Mail your application to:
Chantal Harris
Administrative Director of ECAR
Emmanuel College
400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115


Saturday, November 14, 2015

ArtFields Announces 2016 Review Panel AND DEADLINE EXTENSION! 



The deadline for submission has been extended to November 20, 2015.

Jury Panel:

Brad Collins is at present finishing a book on the history of Pop art for Phaidon Press.

Bradford R. Collins received his B.A. in American Studies from Amherst College (1964) and his Ph. D. in art history from Yale University (1980). At Yale he specialized in 19th century European art, particularly French painting. His interest in that area culminated in 13 Views of Manet's 'Bar,'" which he edited and to which he contributed one of the essays. The book was published by Princeton University Press in 1996.

Since the late 1980s Dr. Collins has shifted his focus to contemporary art, particularly American art of the 1950s and 1960s. He has written scholarly articles on Abstract Expressionism, Clement Greenberg, Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. On the subject of Warhol, he has written seven articles in preparation for a monograph that he plans to write after the completion of the book he is now finishing, a history of Pop Art for Phaidon Press. His publishing plans also include a much-needed history of contemporary art.
Methodologically, Dr. Collins emphasizes the meanings of art in context: socio-economic, artistic, and particularly biographic.

Stephanie Heydt joined the High Museum of Art as the Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art in January 2009. Prior to the High Museum, Heydt was the curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, Florida and the Jakob Rosenberg Fellow in American Art at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums. She has received numerous fellowships including the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Library Company of Philadelphia, a Patricia and Philip Frost predoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and an Adelson Fellowship in American Art at Boston University. Heydt also served as an assistant curator at the Terra Museum of American Art (now the Terra Foundation for American Art) in Chicago and has lectured and published on 19th- and 20th-century American art and culture. Her recent exhibitions have included Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College (2012), Go West!: Art of the American Frontier (2013), the American Encounters series (2012 - 2015, co curated between the High, Musée du Louvre, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Terra Foundation for American Art), and Embracing Elegance, 1880 - 1920: American Art from the Huber Family Collection (2011). She holds degrees in the History of Art from Cornell University (B.A.), the University of Chicago (M.A.) , and Boston University (Ph.D.).

David Houston is the Director of the Bo Bartlett Center, College of the Arts, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA. He was co-director and chief curator at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans for eight years before moving to Arkansas in 2011 to help open Crystal Bridges, the museum founded by the Walton Family Foundation, which was started by Walmart founders Sam and Helen Walton. Houston played a vital role in acquisitions that have shaped the Crystal Bridges collection, and was instrumental in the grand opening of the museum that attracted attendance far surpassing expectations. He has also been the director of two collegiate art galleries, at the University of New Orleans and Clemson University, and has been a professor and lecturer of art. He has published more than 20 articles in academic journals and has served on numerous art panels, boards and committees.