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    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 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 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/

     

    In celebration of its 25th anniversary in 1997, Contemporary Craft established a $5,000 prize for excellence in the field of contemporary craft.
    This biennial award, which is given in conjunction with a catalogue, video profile and juried exhibition, is funded by the daughters of Elizabeth R. Raphael, the founder of Contemporary Craft and a nationally known figure in the contemporary art scene for many decades. Prizes are selected by medium, with the designated medium changing with each biennial award.

    2017 RAPHAEL PRIZE CALENDAR

    • Call for Artists begins January 6, 2017
    • Deadline for receipt of application June 9, 2017
    • Notification of Finalists August 5, 2017
    • Deadline for Finalists’ submissions July 13, 2018
    • Notification of prize winners August 3, 2018
    • Exhibition opening September 14, 2018
    • Exhibition closes March 9, 2019
    • Travel schedule begins April 2019

      For more information about the award and how to apply please visit their website: http://contemporarycraft.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/FY17RP_Call-for-Artists.pdf

     

    In celebration of its 25th anniversary in 1997, Contemporary Craft established a $5,000 prize for excellence in the field of contemporary craft.

    This biennial award, which is given in conjunction with a catalogue, video profile and juried exhibition, is funded by the daughters of Elizabeth R. Raphael, the founder of Contemporary Craft and a nationally known figure in the contemporary art scene for many decades. Prizes are selected by medium, with the designated medium changing with each biennial award.

    Past winners and winning artworks include Sibylle Peretti, Vogelkuss-Birdkiss II (glass), 1997; David Sengel, Haloed (wood), 1999; Suzan Rezac, Opus Tessellatum (small metals), 2001; Sun Koo Yuh, The Memory of Pikesville, TN (clay), 2003; Jim Rose, Quilt Cupboard (found materials), 2005; Mark Zirpel, Pair (glass), 2007; Christian Burchard, Days of Summer by the Pond (wood), 2009; Meghan Patrice Riley, Interstitial (metal), 2011 and Linda Swanson, Cypreus Lumen (clay), 2013.

    The 2017 prize will be awarded for a work in found materials. Previous Raphael Prize videos may be viewed at: http://contemporarycraft.org/exhibitions/elizabeth-r-raphael-founders-prize/

    The deadline to apply is June 9, 2017.

    Maake Magazine is excited to announce their OPEN CALL for Issue 5, curated by Yevgeniya Baras, Brooklyn-based artist and co-founder of Regina Rex, New York, NY.

    DEADLINE JUNE 12th, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    They are looking for contemporary artists working in all media. Maake Magazine is an independent, artist-run organization that was created to support contemporary artists through a range of programs and projects, including nomadic exhibitions, online projects, curatorial opportunities, artist interviews, and print publications. For more information about our current projects and opportunities, visit www.maakemagazine.com.

    About the Curator: Yevgeniya Baras is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Yevgeniya has a BA and MS from the University of Pennsylvania (2003) and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007). Yevgeniya’s work has been exhibited at numerous galleries in New York including: Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Zurcher studio, Asya Geisberg Gallery, Allegra LaViola Gallery. She has also shown at Susanne Hilberry Gallery in Detroit, MI; Barbur Gallery in Jerusalem; Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College; Real Art Ways Gallery in Hartford, CT. Yevgeniya will be attending the Yaddo Residency in 2017. She received the Artadia Prize and was selected for the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program and the MacDowell Colony residency in 2015. In 2014 she was named the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Emerging Artist Prize. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and Art in America. Yevgeniya is represented by Nicelle Beauchene Gallery. Seven years ago Yevgeniya co-founded Regina Rex Gallery in Bushwick, NY. The gallery has moved from Bushwick to Lower East side in the Fall of 2014. Yevgeniya has curated and co-curated over twenty exhibitions at Regina Rex and other galleries in NY, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

    For more information on how to apply please visit their website: http://www.maakemagazine.com

    The Conway Public Art Board requests proposals from artists for the design, implementation, and installation of an Interactive Music Installation on Markham Street.

    This project marks the first public art installation by the Conway Public Art Board. The Conway Public Art Board strives to encourage an artistic Conway through the creation, acquisition, and/or display of community-centered art.

    Artist(s) should present and develop concepts, oversee production, and complete installation of an artwork, which will simultaneously meet the artistic, technical, and public safety goals specified. This is an interactive art installation where the art serves as musical instruments and could include a variety of instrumental types. This is a semi-permanent installation to be moved at a later date.

    Budget

    The total budget for the project is $50,000. Artists need to submit a budget that covers the direct cost of the artwork, design fees, all labor and materials, costs of fabrication, transportation, travel, documentation and professional liability and other related costs. Installation costs for proper base, landscaping, and lighting will be the responsibility of the Public Art Board, with City of Conway approval.

    For more information about how to submit please check out their call: http://www.collegeart.org/jobs-and-opportunities/opportunities/listing/15386/

    Wassaic Project recognizes that artists who have families often opt-out of peer community building for practical reasons: residencies don’t often take children, events happen late at night, childcare is expensive.  Bowie, Jeff and Eve (Wassaic co-founders) have kids; they’re all artists.  They have families that they want to be with and not away from.  And they ALSO want to connect with other artist peer groups and build community.  While we can’t solve all these problems at once (yet!), we have solved the first one:  we now offer Family Residencies from November – April from 1 to 8 weeks in length.

    HOW TO APPLY:

    We accept proposals for 1 to 8 weeks from November through April, and will work with each family to accommodate their specific needs.  Each Family will be provided with a private house complete with a kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, and three bedrooms.  For more information, click here.

    Residents are selected by a review committee composed of the board of directors and professionals in the field. They will be selected based on the quality of their work, commitment to their practice, and ability to interact positively with the community at large.

    Notification of acceptance will be given within 60 days of the application due date. Accepted applicants will have 7 days to commit to attending the residency. After confirmation, resident’s security deposit and the first month’s fee are due.

    http://wassaicartistresidency.org/apply/family-application/

    STUDIOS + HOUSING:

    The winter studios are located in the first and second floors of the Old Hotel in Maxon Mills.  Residents will receive an adaptable raw studio that is roughly 100 square feet. Artists will have 24 hour access to their studio.  Artists also have access to the residency’s woodshop, located on the first floor of Maxon Mills. They also have the possibility to expand on large scale projects within the seven floors of Maxon Mills.

    Residents are required to bring everything they need for their creative practice. Each studio is provided with a table, chair and limited lighting. They do not provide any art materials.

    The Wassaic House Hotel, built in the 1850s by Noah Gridley of Noah Gridley and Son Ironworks, was a direct product of the railroad and functioned as a leisure location where upper class railroad passengers could rest, dine, and socialize. The hotel abuts the Maxon Mills and now serves as our winter residency studio space.

    FEES:

    In an effort to serve and support emerging artists, they are able to subsidize residencies for all individual artists who do not have other forms of support. Thanks to the generous support of donors and grants, the fee for the Family residency is $900 per month, not including additional fees.  They are open to shorter stays at a prorated rate.

    For more information at The Wassaic Project’s Family Residency:

    http://wassaicartistresidency.org/program/family-residency/

    Gallery Aferro believes that persistent dedication to craft and creative output is a formula for success as an artist, but sometimes life gets in the way of artistic productivity. This issue is particularly visible in the case of artists who are also parents. Many of our responsibilities and experiences define our time and creative output. Gallery Aferro is invested in uplifting artists to help them make art now, not later, and encouraging an environment where they can make work as large and complex as the vision of the artist. With the help of funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Gallery Aferro offers this open call to all artists that are parents* and would like to continue their creative practice in an engaged and energized studio residency in downtown Newark, NJ. The studio will be provided to the parent-artist for 6 months at no cost and will come with a $1000 stipend given at the beginning of the 6-month rotation. The stipend and free studio will facilitate the parent-artist in coordinating effective time and energy to be spent in their studios.

    *The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a “Parent” simply as “a person who is a father or mother” -or- “a person who has a child”, and although that may be a nice, tidy definition, we think it oversimplifies the term. A “Parent” we think can be defined in many ways that are definitely not tied to gender binaries or “having” a child. This open call is open to anyone who has or shares legal guardianship over a person under the age of 18.

    This open call opportunity is for 2 available slots, August 19th, 2017 – February 19th, 2018 & February 20th, 2018 – August 20th, 2018. The studio is a newly renovated work-only space with large steel shelving. It is a private studio but the building is regularly busy with artists and art enthusiasts interested in collaboration and idea sharing. This call is open to artists, local or not, who are working in any media.

    For more information and guidelines on how to submit, please visit https://aferro.org/opportunities/open-calls/ or email Gallery Aferro at info@aferro.org.

    You’re Invited to Participate

    Selection Process: Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis as submissions are received.

    Jurors: Alison Hearst, Assistant Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Benjamin Sutton, News Editor, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn; Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

    What their past jurors are saying:
    “Mr. Bown is a well-respected patron of museums and individual artists … I applaud his investment in supporting emerging artists.”
    — Claire C. Carter, Curator of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

    “The artists who applied to Dave Bown Projects capture the diversity and vibrancy of contemporary art today.”
    — Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator, Guggenheim Museum, New York

    They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your submission.

    Dave Bown
    +1 (917) 365-5265
    info@davebownprojects.com

    davebownprojects.com

    Richmond Art Museum is one of the oldest art museums in the State of Indiana , and is dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions by the finest national and regional artists. The Museum’s exhibition programming is determined solely by both the curatorial staff and the exhibition committee. RAM welcomes submissions from artists for review, but asks that prior to submitting your work you consider our mission and programming in order to determine whether your submission is appropriate to our Museum. The best means to determine the appropriateness of your submission would be to visit the Museum and tour our changing exhibitions. If this is not possible, please explore our website and browse our current and past exhibitions.

    Proposals should include all pertinent information:
    Statement about the work under consideration
    Curriculum Vitae (resume) for each artist and/or curator involved in the process
    Photographs on CD or DVD, as jpg files, or a URL address where we can view the work
    Images must be labeled, with title, date created, media and dimensions.
    Scheduling availability
    Telephone number and/or email address
    Self-addressed stamped envelope for return of material
    Please submit ALL of the above in a single PDF file via email to: exhibits@richmondartmuseum.org
    Submit via mail to:
    Exhibition Committee
    Richmond Art Museum
    P.O. Box 816
    Richmond, Indiana 47375
    Materials submitted without a self-addressed stamped envelope will not be returned. RAM cannot be held responsible for submitted material. For more information please visit their website: http://richmondartmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ART-SUBMISSION-POLICY-AND-GUIDELINES-1.pdf

    Two week residency to work with collotype master printer in Kyoto, Japan

    Presented by the Benrido Collotype Atelier, the fourth-annual HARIBAN AWARD offers its recipients free transportation to and two weeks’ accommodation in Kyoto, Japan, for a rare chance to collaborate with Kyoto’s master artisans. During their stay, the winner will be afforded the amazing opportunity to print exquisite collotypes of their best work, which will then be exhibited as part of the Kyotographie 2018 exhibition. Photographers from all levels are invited to submit monochromatic photographs for a chance to win this remarkable award. In addition to the grand prize, the jury will award honorable mentions to noteworthy competitors, whose work will be featured in the competition catalog.

    See more award’s details: http://bit.ly/2pPWoF2

    Submission Deadline: June 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm (Japan Standard time / UTC +9)

    Entry Fee: 5000 yen (Approx. $46 US)

    Jurors: • Tristan Lund – Owner of Tristan Lund ltd, art consultant and dealer to collectors of photography, and curator • Thyago Nogueira – Photographer, curator, and editor of ZUM magazine • Michael Famighetti – Editor, Aperture Magazine • Rong Rong & Inri – Founders and directors of the Three Shadows, a photography art center

    Get to know jurors: http://bit.ly/2qdvqbL

    Prizes: The grand prize winner will receive: • Two weeks in Kyoto, with all travel and accommodation expenses paid. • The opportunity to work with master printers at Benrido Collotype Atelier to produce a collotype portfolio of his or her winning photographs. • The chance to showcase this portfolio as part of Kyotographie 2018, an international photography festival hosted by the city of Kyoto. All award recipients will receive: A printed catalog that includes reproductions of their work with accompanying text by the competition’s esteemed jurors. See more prize details: http://bit.ly/2qOHBc3


    Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

    See submission details: http://bit.ly/2qP7qJ9 Contact form: http://bit.ly/2qPVp5l Eligibility: Open to all photographers around the world working in black and white.

    The Growlery is a privately run artist residency centrally located in San Francisco’s historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. Residencies at the Growlery range from one to three months. Artists live rent-free in a beautifully restored Victorian-era home and have the opportunity to work in a small, diverse group of peers.

    Among the Growlery’s first residents were a photographer, a graffiti artist, a woodworker, and an installation artist. The Growlery has worked with sculptors, muralists, textile artists, and is open to individuals from other disciplines.

    Artists interested in a residency may propose an idea for a project, part of a larger work, or a series of pieces they intend to complete while in residence. The Growlery is currently at capacity for 2017, but is accepting applications for 2018.

    In addition to residencies, the Growlery has commissioned murals, sculptures, and installations, and continues to accept proposals from interested artists.

    Artists with questions should direct their inquires to contact@thegrowlery.org.

    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.