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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