Events

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.