Events

May 22, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep) proudly presents the world premiere of a new play by preeminent Native American writer Larissa FastHorse. FastHorse is dedicated to showcasing other Native American artists in conjunction with presentations of her work. Prior to the show on Saturday, May 27th, Maura Garcia will present a specially remounted version of “Ahwi sgv sgo’i ” at 7:30pm, in the Copaken Stage lobby, 1 H&R Block Way Kansas City, MO 64105.

Originally from North Carolina, Garcia (Cherokee/Mattamuskeet) is a dancer/choreographer who uses her art to empower, to form connections, to uplift Indigenous cultural values and the rhythms of the natural world. Ahwisgvsgo’i means, “she is always planting” in the Cherokee language and explores southeastern growing traditions and our relationship with the powerful elements that make the growing cycle possible. The May 27th pre-show performance of Ahwisgvsgo’i takes place by an indoor waterfall and features newly constructed installations.

Directed by Sam Pinkleton, “What Would Crazy Horse Do?” is the tale of twin siblings, the last members of their tribe, who have just lost their grandfather when the KKK comes knocking with hopes of forming an alliance. A chilling look at the notion of racial purity, this story reveals the challenges contemporary Native Americans face when fighting extinction in a world that seems to have already forgotten they exist. “This play fights against what I call ‘eracism’, or the attempt to erase the humanity of Native peoples. I am thrilled to present my choreography before such an important and compelling work. It is quite an honor,” says Garcia.

The pre-show dance performance is free and open to the public. Marissa Wolf, KCRep Director of New Works/Associate Artist describes Maura Garcia’s work as “layered, muscular, and surprising. In particular, her open, raw, emotional presence inside the movement is breathtaking…She offers a vivid and lively connection to Indigenous cultures within a contemporary lens.”

For further information about Maura Garcia, please visit her website at www.mauragarciadance.com or email her at mauragarciadance@gmail.com.

For more information about What Would Cr azy Horse Do? and to purchase tickets for the play, please visit http://kcrep.org/show/what-would-crazy-horse-do# or contact the box office at 816-235-2700.

 

May 29, 2017 - June 4, 2017

The 2017 Great Lakes Drawing Biennial (GLDB) is a juried exhibition open to artists nationwide. Hosted by Eastern Michigan University’s School of Art & Design once every two years, it highlights current artistic activity in contemporary drawing.

The 2017 GLDB will be juried by Claire Gilman, Senior Curator at the Drawing Center, New York. Dr. Gilman holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and has taught art history and critical theory at Columbia University; The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; The Corcoran College for Art and Design; and MoMA. She has also written extensively for publications including Art Journal, CAA Reviews, Documents, Frieze, and October.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists 18 years and older. All works must be original, ready to exhibit, completed within the last 2 years, and not previously exhibited at Eastern Michigan University.

ENTRY FORMAT Entries will be judged from digital image files. Digital files submitted to SlideRoom must be in JPEG format (300 dpi at approximately 4″x6″). Up to three entries may be submitted per artist.

ENTRY FEE: Entry fee will be $35, payable through Eastern Michigan University. An email confirmation and request for payment will be sent to you after you apply.

TO APPLY: Submissions will be taken via SlideRoom: https://easternmichigan.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/35923 

AWARDS: Three cash awards will be given, including a Best in Show.

The Cherry Pit Collective is pleased to announce available studio spaces. Cherry Pit Collective is a communal studio space for artists, makers and creatives in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri.


Where: 604 E 31 ST, KCMO. Located at 31st and Cherry, near Filling Station, Maker Village, Oddities Prints and Two Tone Press.


Who:  The building houses 8 – 12 members, who work together to support and promote each other through shared equipment, skill sharing, classes and collaborative works. The collective is diverse, and includes artists and makers working in painting, quilting, hand papermaking, graphic design, fabric dyeing, printmaking and ceramics.

Studio Details:

  • Studios start at $200/month and increase depending on the amount of space desired

  • 3 month minimum commitments.

  • Membership fees include utilities, Wi-Fi, security and basic insurance

  • Members have unlimited 24/7 access to the space

  • Exposed brick warehouse building with 30ft ceilings

  • Skylight and solar panels on the roof, with huge glass facade

  • HVAC for comfortable working conditions year round

  • Shared double bathroom, lounge and kitchenette

  • Shared large table space for collaboration, meetings, consultations, and teaching

  • Open studio events, classes and other special events

How to Apply: Apply by May 31, 2017. An application form is available, as well as full details about the space at http://www.cherrypitcollective.com/become-a-member

The Lawrence Arts Center is seeking a part-time Exhibitions Coordinator to join our Exhibitions Team. Strong administrative skills are a must for this position – experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is necessary, as well as the ability to use database and donation software. Previous gallery and installation experience is preferred.

Strong communication skills are necessary. Ideal candidates would be able to foster strong relationships with artists, the public, potential art buyers, and groups wanting tours of the gallery. Knowledge of contemporary art, art history, and various art media would be an asset.

Applicants must be able to work in a team environment. This position also requires art handling, some heavy lifting, and working on ladders.

Position requires 25 hours of work per week minimum, with the option for flexible scheduling with advanced notice and approval from Exhibitions Director. Some benefits available.  Applications will be taken until Friday, May 26th. Training for the position would begin in early July or sooner if possible.

Duties include:

  • Handling all artist-admin communications: works directly with exhibiting artists to schedule exhibits, gather exhibition materials, arrange artist travel, draft contracts, shipping, and transactions. The Exhibitions Coordinator also acts as a liaison to visiting artists and residents
  • Handling art sales and record keeping
  • Communicating with the Marketing Department to ensure appropriate exhibition information is compiled
  • Other marketing tasks, including social media posting and website blogging/updates
  • Works with Exhibitions Director in scheduling exhibitions and updating shared calendars
  • Reviews submitted portfolios with Exhibitions Director
  • Administrative work and planning for Art Auction, Ad Astra Editions, Print Week, Ceramics Symposium, as well as any other supplemental programming working in tandem with Exhibitions
  • Gallery installation and problem solving
  • Gallery tours
  • Main point of communication between Exhibitions Program and Front Office
  • Assisting with other tasks as directed by the Exhibitions Director

Please submit a resume + cover letter to cate@lawrenceartscenter.org

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications from national and international curators for its Curator-in-Residence Program. Beginning January 2018, the successful candidate will participate in a one-year fully subsidized live/work residency as part of the Bemis Center’s acclaimed Artist-in-Residence Program. S/he will originate and present three exhibitions and related public programs inclusive of local and national artists. The Curator-in-Residence will work alongside residency and curatorial staff, and actively contribute to the overall vision of the Bemis Center’s renowned exhibition program. The Curator-in-Residence will be encouraged to work on independent research and other curatorial projects while in residence.

Competitive applicants will possess a strong knowledge of international contemporary art and a genuine interest in researching and responding to cultural production in Omaha and the region. The Curator-in-Residence is part of the cultural fabric of the city, serving as a professional resource for local artists and arts professionals, and as an ambassador of the Bemis Center in the community. S/he will be an integral member of the Bemis Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program, stimulating intellectual discourse surrounding contemporary art practice through studio visits, knowledge-sharing workshops, and other organized programs with fellow artists-in-residence.

Reporting to the Program Director, the Curator-in-Residence is a full-time temporary position that will work closely with the Exhibitions Program team. S/he will be involved in all curatorial and administrative aspects of organizing three exhibitions over the one-year residency. Exhibitions should be original, conceptually rigorous, and exemplify the true breadth and experimentation currently defining contemporary art. The 2018 exhibition dates: March 15–May 26, June 28–September 22, and November 29–February 23, 2019.

Duties include, but are not limited to: research, artist and donor relations, exhibition design and installation, writing/editing of scholarly texts and didactics, budgeting, conceptualizing and leading exhibition-related public programs, and tours.

The Curator-in-Residence studio is for single occupancy only; Bemis Center is unable to accommodate partners, children, and pets at this time.

There are no fees to apply. Submission of applications is only accepted online at bemis.slideroom.com.

About Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Founded in 1981, by artists for artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts supports today’s artists through an international artist-in-residence program, temporary exhibitions and commissions, and innovative public programs. Located in the historic Old Market district, the Bemis Center serves a critical role in the presentation and understanding of contemporary art, bridging the community of Omaha to a global discourse surrounding cultural production today.

The LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently accepting applications for an artists-in-residence. One position is available in; metals, fibers, painting, drawing, or mixed media. The deadline is June 1st for an August 1st start date. Residencies are normally 1 year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Summer residences are also available.

Benefits:

– All residents receive free studio space (shared or private depending on medium and space available) and 24-hour access and use of equipment in the studio area to which they applied.

– Residents have priority for paid, on-site teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults. Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, ceramics, or metalsmithing have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus, held at the LUX.

– All residents are offered general representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency. Residents who have a year or longer residency are also offered an exhibition at the conclusion of their residency.

– Access to ceramics materials and firings at no cost and the opportunity to buy other materials from the LUX at cost.

A Master of Fine Arts is preferred, but not required. A desire to teach is a must. Residencies are granted based on quality of work and community-mindedness.

To apply, visit http://luxcenter.org/get-involved/artist-in-residence/

The Cube Art Project is seeking video art, animations, motion graphics, video-mapping, and/or sound visualization projects for screening on our large three dimensional monitor (the Cube), located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This screen is seen by hundreds of people on a slow day, but it’s also right next to the Pinnacle Bank Arena which hosts enormous events that draws tens of thousands of people several times a week.

This is a curated competition of clips that are suitable for a public art audience. Wide latitude in genre and style are considered however priority is given to artworks that have a formal/ visual appeal.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Projects should use a single channel video file: (60 second max. duration) (.mov or .mp4) (936px tall by 288 px wide) (compressed to 100 MB or less) to see more specs go to: https://mburton4.wixsite.com/cube

In addition to the general call for video art,the jurors will select “special” projects that are interactive in some way. Artists submitting a “special” project are offered a small stipend not exceeding $1,600 to cover costs. Please include specifics on tech needs and a draft budget if your work falls into this category.

1st prize = $500 2nd prize = $250 3rd prize = $100

APPLY: https://thecubeartproject.slideroom.com/#/login/program/36026

Field Projects is pleased to announce their Summer 2017 Open Call! Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in our June-July 2017 exhibition: Show #42. All submissions will be considered by our Guest Curator (TBA) for Show #42 and the accompanying online show. Simultaneously, Field Projects Panel will be considering the submissions for future group shows, solo shows, art fairs, and our studio visit program, where we invite outside curators to accompany us to your studio.

Check out one of our previous Open Calls curated by Jesse David Penridge (Director, James Cohan Gallery) : SIGNALING TO ^ THE CIPHER ^ TOWARDS A SEGWAY and a solo show, as well as two art fairs with artists we discovered through the open call: NEVERMORE, SPRING/BREAK, VOLTA.

Field Projects is an NYC-based project space located in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district. As an artist run space, we are committed to opening the field of exhibition opportunities to other working artists. Whether you have submitted to Field Projects before or it’s your first time, we would love to see your work!

About the Guest Curator

TBA.  Past Guest Curators: Paulina Bebecka (Director Postmasters Gallery), Lauren Haynes (Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem), Olivia Smith (Director, Magenta Plains Gallery), Deborah Brown (Director, Storefront Ten Eyck)

Field Projects Panel

Rachel Frank (Artist / Curator), Jason Mones (Artist / Curator) Jacob Rhodes (Artist / Curator / FP Director)

Eligibility & Terms

  • Artists working in all medium are welcome to apply.
  • All artwork submitted must be ready to hang or install. Works on paper must be framed. Photographs must be framed.
  • Artist living outside NYC are also welcome to apply, however you will be responsible for artwork shipping costs.
  • Artists working in new media, film, or video – you may be required to use your own equipment for exhibitions.
  • Artists may submit up to 5 works.

Submission Fee : $25

Deadline : Saturday, June 3rd, 11:59 PM !!!

 

About Show #42

  • The theme of the show will come from the work submitted.
  • Selected artists will be notified by June 15th
  • All artwork must arrive at Field Projects by Thursday, June 22nd.
  • Show #42 opens on Thursday, June 29th, 2017.
  • All artwork in Show #42 will be for sale, with artists receiving 50% of final sale.

 

How to Apply

  • Please visit their website: http://www.fieldprojectsgallery.com/open-call-42/

 

The Untitled Space – New York, NY

SECRET GARDEN: THE FEMALE GAZE ON NUDES & EROTICA Submission Deadline: June 4, 2017

A group exhibition of female identifying artists exploring figurative works of nudes and erotic art. The exhibit is open to submissions until June 4, 2017. Acceptable mediums include painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed media and collage among others. Artists may submit up to 5 works of art for consideration or submit a proposal. All artwork must be framed and ready to hang if accepted.

ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE Submission Deadline: September 31, 2017

A group exhibition of photography and artwork inspired by the resistance movement with works specifically addressing political protest. The exhibit is open to submissions until September 31, 2017. Artists may submit up to 10 options of photography or artwork for consideration. All mediums welcome, all accepted works must be printed (if photography) and ready to hang for exhibition. Download the submission form on our website at http://untitled-space.com/artist-opportunities/

The Untitled Space art gallery, located in Tribeca, New York, was founded by artist Indira Cesarine in 2014. The gallery specializes in emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and performance art. The Untitled Space is committing to exploring new ideas vis-à-vistraditional and new mediums and highlights a program of “Women in Art,” as well as special events aligned with our creative vision.

Download the submission form on their website at http://untitled-space.com/artist-opportunities/

 

June 5, 2017 - June 11, 2017

The Scarritt Renaissance Creative Concourse Committee is seeking Kansas City-based artists to assist and collaborate in an innovative creative placemaking project for The Concourse Park located in the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood of the Historic Northeast community in Kansas City, Missouri. This effort is made possible in part by a grant from LISC and the Kresge Foundation to support the integration of arts and culture into community development . The submissions are due by 4:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

To find out more information on the project click here.

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