Events

January 23, 2017 - January 29, 2017

Make art. Document it. Send it to The White House.

Conservatives and liberals; critics and supporters; artist of all kinds are invited to send creative work to The White House as messages of hope and messages of concern in response to or in support of the politics, policies, and rhetoric of President Trump and his administration.

This project aims to create a unique collection of political art indicative of this moment, forever to be held within the National Archives’ Presidential Libraries, and a collection of the responses from the White House. Artists should submit documentation of their artwork and later documentation of a letter from the White House. In addition to the online archive, physical gallery presentations are being sought.

Artists are especially encouraged to participate during the first 100 days of the new administration.

For more information on how to participate, please visit http://InCareOfTheWhiteHouse.org

Project by: Steven H Silberg

April 24, 2017 - April 30, 2017

The University of Maryland Art Gallery is pleased to launch its first Curator-in-Residence program with the main objective of engaging an experienced curator with the University of Maryland Art Gallery and the community it serves. The successful candidate will curate innovative exhibitions and assist the University of Maryland Art Gallery with developing programs that promote greater accessibility to both the university community and the general public. The Curator-in-Residence will serve as a professional resource for students, local artists, and arts professionals, both at the University of Maryland and in the local communities of Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, and must have a keen interest in understanding and working with university students and artists.

More info at: https://artgallery.umd.edu/opportunities-0

About the University of Maryland Art Gallery
It is the mission of the University of Maryland Art Gallery to be a national leader in the exhibition of significant and challenging contemporary art with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists, a supporter of new and innovative scholarship, and a vital part of the local and University cultural landscape. Arts program goals include: to educate the university community as well as the general public from the greater Maryland and Washington, DC region on new and innovative scholarship on all art forms from diverse cultures; to play a primary role in the region’s artistic landscape as a venue promoting contemporary art and visual culture; to further distinguish the reputation of the University of Maryland by featuring our permanent art collection for study, research, and exhibition, and offering programming that complements academic objectives; and to provide arts programming and administration training to students through guided experiences in exhibition development and collection management. For additional information, please visit www.artgallery.umd.edu.
About the David C. Driskell Center
The David C. Driskell Center honors the legacy of David C. Driskell—Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art, Artist, Art Historian, Collector, Curator, and Philanthropist—by preserving the rich heritage of African American visual art and culture. The Driskell Center is committed to preserving, documenting, and presenting African American art, as well as replenishing and expanding the field of African American art. The Driskell Center’s Art Collection includes drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media, and sculptures by well-known African American artists such as Benny Andrews, Aaron Douglas, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, David C. Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Lawrence, Keith Morrison, Faith Ringgold, Augusta Savage, Charles White, and William T. Williams. Its Archive Collections include the Professor David C. Driskell Archive of African American Art, the Robert E. Steele Archive, and the Faith Ringgold Archive, among others. For additional information, please visit www.driskellcenter.umd.edu.

Now Accepting Applications:  InterUrban ArtHouse will be opening their newly expanded studios in just a few months at 8001 Newton Street in Downtown Overland Park.  The former Post Office sorting facility is currently under construction and will soon be home to 12 additional studios, a coffee shop, and large programming space!  They are maintaining their current space across the street at 8001 Conser Street and will be considering applicants for that space as well!  Learn More

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS APRIL 29TH

The Alaska Fiber Arts Residency seeks an Artist exploring the relationships between wearable art and fashion. The residency aims to support designers working in fashion, costume design, sculpture and/or associated fields, in particular those whose practice is experimental and hard to define.

Through the course of this four week residency, the Artist will produce at least three “wearable art” pieces for exhibition. The Artist will conduct intensive collaborations with local participants, through a series of workshops or projects exploring the relationships between art and fashion. Topics may include: material possibilities of textile and fabric, issues of copy and appropriation, ideas of clothing as an extension of the body, notions of clothing as symbol & visual language and clothing as wearable, sculptural art.

Read the full description here: http://www.bunnellarts.org/fiberresidencycall/

Currently accepting Exhibition Proposals for the 2018-2018 school year.

The Western Illinois University Art Gallery, located in Macomb, Illinois, presents a schedule of changing exhibitions throughout the academic year to introduce WIU students, faculty and staff, as well as the western Illinois region, to a variety of art forms in a wide range of mediums.   We encourage visual artists to submit exhibition proposals for solo, two-person, and group exhibitions.   The University Art Gallery will provide accepted artists with a reasonable honorarium to assist with travel and shipping expenses, depending on needs and circumstances.

Your exhibition proposal must include: CV, Artist statement, Exhibition thesis and description of proposed exhibition, 15-20 images labeled with title, size, date, and medium

Please submit these materials as a single PDF file (no larger than 10MB) to:  TA-Hennings@wiu.edu

Questions?  Contact Tyler Henning

The Studio Manager is responsible for keeping all Arts Center studios in top working order and for ensuring that teachers, staff and students have the supplies, equipment and facilities needed for a superior educational experience. The Studio Manager acts as the chief procurement officer for the education programs at the Lawrence Arts Center, is the primary liaison between education programs and facilities, and provides programmatic support to the arts education programs. The Studio Manager is a core member of the Education Team who works closely with faculty, and in partnership with the Director of Youth Education, Director of Adult Education and Residencies, Director of Early Education, Print Studio Fellow, and reports to the Chief Program Officer. Position is full time, flexible schedule. Salary is commensurate with experience, and offers an excellent benefits package that includes health insurance, vacation, sabbatical opportunities, retirement and employee assistance plan. Starting date for position is June 2017.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A graduate degree in visual art
  • Advanced experience in ceramics, especially firing gas and electric kilns
  • Established experience running visual art studios
  • Firsthand experience with artist in residency programs
  • Wide range of knowledge in a variety of visual art mediums, studios and procedures

Send resume, cover letter and references to:

Margaret Weisbrod Morris, Chief Program Officer

margaret@lawrenceartscenter.org

May 1, 2017 - May 7, 2017

The Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities (OCA&H) invites professional artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to design and fabricate a significant piece to enhance the structure on the corner of 8th street and Maple avenue, know colloquially as the ‘Cloth World Sign.’ This piece will be an addition to the City of Odessa’s public art collection.

Budget Description
The funds for this project are derived from the OCA&H’s Public Art Budget. The $100,000 budget covers all project-related costs including but not limited to, project design, labor, fabrication, project management, materials, tools, subcontracted services, lighting (if it is an integral part of the particular artwork), travel to complete the artwork if necessary, shipping, delivery of the artwork to site and installation. Any expense that exceeds the contracted amount will be the artist’s responsibility.

The OCA&H Public Art Committee will facilitate the entire art selection process up through coordination of the installation of all artwork on behalf of OCA&H and the City of Odessa.

Project Description
Situated near downtown Odessa, the Cloth World sign is visible from much of the city of Odessa. When Cloth World closed down, the lettering was removed from the sign and it has sat for many years in the parking lot of the shopping center unused. With the city focused on the revitalization of the downtown area, this presents an opportunity for the sign to be enhanced with a public art piece that could be considered as a Gateway to Downtown. The mid-century architecture of the sign should be honored as a piece of Odessa’s history. The Public Art Committee strongly encourages the use of lighting in the design of the piece. The work should be prominent and proportional to its surroundings, (and should last for 20 years) …and should hold up to the extreme weather conditions of West Texas including intense sunlight, heat and wind for at least/up to 20 years with minimal maintenance. Due to the fact that this is a pre-existing structure, it is recommended that the artist or artist teams consult with a structural engineer through the design, fabrication and installation process.

Artwork Goals
The Public Art Committee seeks works by professional artists to add to and integrate with the City of Odessa and its growing collection of public art.
The Public Art Committee goals as previously established are:
1. Meet the needs of the community
2. Reflect a quality that will stimulate and engage the community
3. Reflect a quality that will enhance the reputation of Odessa to the external art community
4. Reflect a quality that will enhance the reputation of Odessa, making it an arts destination
5. Allow the community to use artwork as an example of exceptional public art
6. Be durable, sustainable and easy to maintain

Site History
The Rockhill Springs Shopping Center was a destination for community members in the 1950’s and 60’s, and the sign has been an iconic marker for the area of Odessa around Maple Avenue and 8th Street. As the area has been redeveloped and merchants have moved in and out, the sign structure itself has sat neglected for many years. By utilizing the structure as the basis for a new piece of Public Art, we will be honoring the legacy of the community while keeping an eye firmly focused on the future.

Eligibility
This public art commission is open to all professional artists or artist teams with experience in similar such projects. All media will be considered. A professional artist is defined as a skilled practitioner in the original arts with an original self-conceptualized body of work, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional possessing serious intent and ability.
Subcontracts may be used and are defined as those providing technical implementation including but not limited to construction, fabrication and assembly for portions of a finished product under the direct supervision and control of an artist.
Applications not meeting eligibility criteria will be withdrawn from consideration.
All applications must be submitted through www.publicartist.org. No email or mailed applications will be accepted.
Submission and Application Requirements:
• Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (4 pages max)
• Artist’s statement (500 word max)
• Work examples (10 max): Images-Only
Jpegs accepted up to 5MB with minimum 1920 pixels longest side
• References: 3

Contact Information (for questions about the details of this call. For site questions email us.)

Randy Ham
Executive Director
PO Box 7195
Odessa TX 79760 United States
randy@odessaarts.org
432-337-1492

There are Nasty Women Exhibitions happening all over the world.

Current Studio is happy to organize and host the one in Oklahoma City, because OKC has nasty women also. This call is open to any nasty woman in Oklahoma, the United States, or the world who wants to submit.

This group exhibition, like all Nasty Women exhibitions, serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women.

CURRENT STUDIO IS AN ARTIST-RUN SPACE, PROVIDING EXPERIMENTAL AND EXPERIENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES.

https://www.currentstudio.org/nasty-women/

Small Works Exhibition at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

Curated by Bill Carroll
About Bill Carroll:
Presently the Director of the Studio Program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Mr. Carroll has been involved with the New York art world for more than 25 years.  In the 1980’s he worked for the Dia Art Foundation and The Brooklyn Museum. He was the Director of the Charles Cowles Gallery from 1987 to 1995 and the Elizabeth Harris Gallery from 1996 to 2005.  Bill has curated numerous exhibitions with artists such as Mary Heilmann, Jonathan Lasker, Ken Price, Chris Martin, Marilyn Minter and Juan Usle. He received his BFA is from Pratt Institute, and after completing his MFA at Queens College in 2007, he taught a Professional Practice course to MFA students at Parsons the New School for Design.  At the same time he was consulting for private clients and worked as the Grants Administrator for the Nancy Graves Foundation.  He has lectured at NYFA, Bard College, Cranbrook Academy of Art, NYU, Pratt Institute, and SVA.  Recently he has been exhibiting his own paintings and was reviewed in Art in America.
Submission Guidelines:
– Pieces may be no bigger than 12″ on longest side
– You may submit up to 3 works for consideration
– Images must be in JPEG format, 1000 pixels on longest side
– CV and Statement must be submitted in PDF form

Trestle Gallery / 850 3rd Ave, Suite 411, Brooklyn, NY 11232
trestle@brooklynartspace.org
https://trestlegallery.submittable.com/submit/80747/small-works-2017

Ox-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers artists and writers the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. During the fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists. At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. During the fall season, Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. The fall is an ideal time for writers to apply as there are studios dedicated specifically to them. It’s also a great time to propose group or collaborative work. The residency is open to all visual art disciplines and writers.

Residency Length: Two, three, and five week (September 3rd – October 7th)

Costs: Accepted residents are fully funded. Artists can apply for additional stipends within the application.

The residency provides: • Studio (access to ceramic, printmaking, and painting studios—if you would like access to these facilities make sure this is clearly stated in your application) • Private room • Meals • A community of engaged artists • Opportunities to share work: slide presentations and/or readings

Ox-bow is happy to announce that in 2016 Ox-Bow furthered its commitment to the needs of artists by no longer charging fees for the residency program (including application, room & board, and residency fees). All accepted residents are fully funded. Artists may apply for additional stipends to help pay for the cost of travel, supplies, and time away from work. To find out more about Ox-Bow’s AIR program and to apply, visit their website: www.ox-bow.org

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