Upcoming Events

    The University of Maine at Farmington invites emerging artists to submit artwork for the Spring 2018 Art on Campus series. UMF seeks 2D and 3D artworks that explore and engage with contemporary issues and ideas. Work will be displayed throughout the university’s campus. Selected artists will be invited to present an artist talk to the UMF students and community during the Spring 2018 semester. The Art on Campus Program’s mission is to bring art to the UMF campus to provide stimulation and inspiration for UMF students, faculty, staff and visitors, while promoting the works of artists, particularly those emerging in the field.

    Application Deadline: August 1, 2017

    There is no fee to apply to this call.

    We are not currently able to support video or time-based artworks. Artists already affiliated with UMF are not eligible to participate in the Art on Campus Program.

    Application Requirements:

    Please email the following materials as attachments to Kelly Boivin [kelly.boivin@maine.edu]:

    1. Resume or CV (PDF file)

    2. Artist Statement, 500-words or less (PDF file)

    3. Five images of artwork (JPG or PNG files, less than 1MB each; please include your surname in the image filename: surname_1.jpg, surname_2.jpg, etc…)

    4. Corresponding image list with title, materials, dimensions and date of each artwork (PDF file)

    Please use “Art on Campus Submission” as your email subject line, and include your full name, postal address, phone number and artist website URL (optional) in the body text of your email.

    All artwork included in this application must be available for exhibition at UMF from 1/10/18-6/30/18. Artists are responsible for the transportation or shipping of all artwork. All 2D photography and/or works on paper must be mounted or framed and ready to hang. Paintings must be ready to hang.

    In 2017, CERF+ will award “Get Ready” Grants of up to $500 to individual artists and up to $1,500 to groups of artists in two grant cycles. The “Get Ready” Grant Program encourages awareness of and provides funding for artists to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and implement other safety measures to help artists build and sustain strong and resilient careers. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.


    Grant Cycle 1

    Applications submitted by August 15, 2017 Award announcement: September 1, 2017

    Grant Cycle 2

    Applications submitted by November 15, 2017 Award announcement: December 1, 2017

    Grant funds may be used to purchase goods and/or services that will have a direct impact on protecting an artist’s career and increasing emergency readiness. Artists are encouraged to use the Risk Assessment activity to generate ideas and review recommended activities in the Get Ready and Studio Safety sections of the CERF+ website.

    Examples of eligible activities include:

    Business Protection Business insurance Inventory software Business planning for continuity and contingencies Creating secure business record-keeping systems Studio Safeguards Safety equipment Upgrading studio and/or equipment to improve studio health and safety Contractor consulting Purchasing safer materials and supplies Emergency/Disaster Readiness Emergency tools, supplies and equipment Upgrading studio to reduce disaster risk Contractor consulting Theft protection measures Career Protection Legacy or estate planning Financial planning services Documentation or digitization of artwork and/or related records Legal counsel Enrolling in a professional development course or workshop to enhance career protection

    For full information including eligiblity and application instructions, visit https://cerfplus.org/get-ready-portal/get-ready-grants/ or contact Les Snow at les@cerfplus.org, 802.229.2306.

    Surveying the scope of critical art writing today, the board, advisory board, and editors of Gulf Coast recognize the significant lack of venues and support for young and mid-career writers working across the United States. The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing seeks to address this lacuna by bringing exposure to writers who are dealing with the spirit of the age and unafraid to ask difficult questions.

    Grounded in both scholarship and journalism, critical art writing occupies a specific niche. The best examples appeal to a diverse readership through an accessible approach and maintain a unique voice and literary excellence. The Prize will consider submissions of work that has been written (or published) within the last year. A variety of creative approaches and formats to writing on the visual arts are encouraged, and can include thematic essays, exhibition reviews and scholarly essays.

    Gulf Coast differs from many other literary journals in its commitment to exploring visual art and critical art writing. The journal has always featured portfolios by visual artists, along with short introductions from critics familiar with their work. In 2013 Gulf Coast merged with the art journal Art Lies, a quarterly publication based in Texas with a respected history of putting artists, curators, scholars, and critics in dialogue with their colleagues around the world. This partnership has driven the journal to significantly expand its contemporary art coverage and reach. Currently, Gulf Coast features sixteen full-color pages of visual art features and twenty-four pages of critical art writing in each issue.

    There will be one first place prize of $3,000 and two runners up awarded $1,000 each. Prize winners will be featured in GC’s printed journal, as well as online.

    Deadline: September 1, 2017 

    Entries for the Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing should be a single piece of prose, written in English, not exceeding 1,500 words. We will accept submissions both via Submittable and via postal mail.

    Contest Guidelines for Online Submissions
    –    Click here for online submissions accepted via Gulf Coast’s Submittable 
    –    Submit your work as a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.
    –    All work submitted must have been written or published within the last year
    –    The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your cover letter, your name, or any contact information in the uploaded document. This information should only be pasted in the “Comments” field.
    –    There is currently no entry fee for online submissions.

    Contest Guidelines for Postal Mail Submissions
    –    All work submitted must have been written or published within the last year
    –    Please address postal mail entries to:

              Gulf Coast
    ATTN: Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing
    4800 Calhoun Road
    Houston, TX 77204-3013

    –    The contest will be judged blindly, so your contact information should appear only on your cover letter.
    –    There is currently no entry fee for postal submissions


    Arkansas is the “Natural State,” and Petit Jean Mountain makes it easy to see why. From towering pines to open fields to sparkling lakes, Petit Jean offers stunning vistas at every turn. The Art in its Natural State competition is a regional competition for the creation of 10 temporary, outdoor artworks to be displayed among that natural beauty here at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and Petit Jean State Park. Artists compete by submitting a design mock-up, build plan and artist statement created specifically for one of the sites below. The best fit for the competition will likely be structural, sculptural or landscape art, but all outdoor works will be considered and judged by a panel of representatives from the Arkansas Arts Center, Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, University of Arkansas Fort Smith, University of Arkansas Little Rock and representatives from the Institute and the Park.

    Whatever work is conceptualized, we challenge the artists to work in harmony with the chosen sites, either through complementing the natural landscape of the mountain or highlighting the environment’s beauty with aesthetically pleasing contrasts. Both approaches will require careful thought and consideration for each of the unique worksites.

    The 360-degree photos (found on their website) and still images are captured from the center of each site to give an idea of the landscape in which the art will be featured. There is also a download link for each site with an image from the viewing audience’s perspective. This link will not only provide context for where the art will be placed, it is also the template over which we will ask the artists to provide a mock-up preview of their design to be judged.

    Full contest rules can be found here, and official entry to the contest is handled through CallforEntry.org after creating a free profile. There is a $25 entry fee for the first design submitted to the contest and a $5 entry fee for up to two additional designs. A coupon code is available in the official rules to discount the second and third entries.


    The College of Southern Nevada, Department of Fine Arts, Art & Art History Program is currently accepting exhibition proposals for its 2018 – 2019 Exhibition Season for the College’s Fine Arts Gallery and Artspace Gallery.

    Solo and group exhibitions of all media and genre will be considered. Exhibitions will be chosen by a gallery committee of fine art faculty members from submitted applications only. Exhibitions are awarded based on criteria including relevance to CSN’s Galleries’ mission and overall artistic quality. Submissions are encouraged that speak to CSN’s diverse student population. The gallery committee will select either the Fine Arts or Artspace Gallery for each exhibition based on content, media, audience, and proposal. Artists / Curators / Groups / Organizations submitting applications will be notified approximately 1 month after the submission deadline. No application materials will be returned. Please submit your application as a single PDF file.

    Deadline for Receipt of Materials: September 15, 2017
    Please include as a single PDF file:

    _____Cover Letter (Please describe the proposed exhibition. Site-Specific projects should include sketch/drawing. Please indicate if you would consider being included in a group exhibition.)

    _____Digital Portfolio (to include not more than 20 images or a single link to a maximum 5 minute video of current artwork representative of work proposed for this exhibition. Include artwork title, medium, size and year).

    _____Current Resume

    _____Current Artist Statement

    _____Current Contact Information: telephone number, address, and e-mail.


    The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) creates opportunities and changes lives through access to quality teaching, services, and experiences that enrich our diverse community. CSN is identified as a Minority Serving Institution and a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. CSN is the largest higher education institution in Nevada; CSN has three main campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson and multiple sites and centers throughout southern Nevada.

    The main goal of the Art Galleries at the College of Southern Nevada is educational. National and regional exhibitions that represent a broad range of viewpoints are actively sought and promoted. The galleries’ educational mission is realized through the sponsorship of a variety of exhibitions that provide the student population as well as the community at large with opportunities to interact with art and artists. Activities such as lectures and workshops provide forums that allow the audience to gain a greater understanding of the art they view and the motivations behind it. Exhibits are designed to offer exposure to various individual artistic methodologies, materials, media, genre, and techniques. The opportunity to view artworks in a gallery setting creates a forum, which allows the student and public to gain a greater understanding of the art they view and the motivations behind it.

    The Fine Arts Gallery is located off of the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre Auditorium near the half circle drive at the North Las Vegas campus main entrance, 3200 East Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030. All Fine Arts Gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Fine Arts Gallery features approximately 900 square feet and more than 110 linear wall feet in its exhibition space.

    The Artspace Gallery is located upstairs above the main entrance lobby of the North Las Vegas campus of the College of Southern Nevada, 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030. All Artspace Gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 10:30pm and Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Artspace Gallery contains more than 80 feet of exhibitable wall space in a corridor that provides more than one thousand visitors per day.

    Thank you for your interest. Please direct questions or requests for additional information via email to jeff.fulmer@csn.edu or call (702) 651-4146. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our WordPress blog, watch our YouTube channel and follow us on Instagram, all from our website: https://www.csn.edu/artgallery.

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