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    Create! Magazine is a publication for artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. Our mission is to promote fresh, unique work of creatives from around the world. Each issue is filled with vibrant contemporary art, craft, design, and inspiring stories of the makers behind it. The magazine is released bimonthly in a limited edition print and digital format. Create! Magazine has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Secrets of Green and Study Breaks.


    Brock Brake (b.1989) is a Co-Owner and Curator of Athen B. Gallery, the Curator and Director of First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco / Oakland, and is the latest addition to the curatorial board at Pro Arts in Oakland. He received his BA in photography at Columbia College Chicago in 2012. In college, he worked as a staff photographer for his school paper and as a freelance photojournalist for Chicago Tribune and Timeout Chicago. He spent most of his free time skateboarding and documenting graffiti kids. His passion for photographing graffiti gained him publication in outlets such as Brooklyn Street Art Blog, Graffiti Art Magazine and Juxtapoz. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Oakland. Once in Oakland Brock worked as an intern at Hamburger Eyes and as an art handler at White Walls and Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. For the past 7 years Brock has been working alongside creatives on various public art projects and gallery installations. As a supporter and facilitator of the Bay Area Art community, Brock continues his “extended” art education by working as an art handler at various galleries and museums both locally and out of state. Within the last year, he has helped prepare shows with Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, Fort Wayne Museum in Indiana and Art Basel in Miami, Florida.

    Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

    ELIGIBILITY: Artists are welcome to apply with works in any medium: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, mixed media, installation and more. Artists from all countries are welcome to submit.

    WHERE TO PURCHASE: Copies will be available at several locations including McNally Jackson Books in NYC, Charlotte Street News in London our online store and more.

    SELECTED ARTISTS: Artists selected by the guest juror will receive a 2-page spread including a brief bio, website, and 2 images in print and digital formats. Published artists will receive a complimentary digital issue and will be listed with images, details and information on our website/social media for life. All featured artists will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects and exhibitions organized by our team.

    DEADLINE: July 25, 2017

    4Culture and King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) want to commission four Associate Artists to create intrigue and stimulate curiosity, raise awareness, and foster an emotional connection to the largely invisible Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) system and make its importance resonate at a city-wide scale. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

    Selected Associate Artists will have the chance to create meaningful artwork that engages issues of social, economic, and environmental relevance. They will build relationships with a cohort of other committed Associate Artists responding to related themes and working in a diversity of disciplines to produce a variety of outcomes. Throughout the project, Associate Artists will enjoy support from and close dialogue with both WTD staff and lead planning artist team Sans façon.

    The full guidelines for this call are available at

    BUDGETS: $190,000, $100,000, $80,000, and $40,000

    ELIGIBILITY: Artists or artist-led teams residing in the United States. Artists and artist-led teams in ALL DISCIPLINES MAY APPLY, including performing, literary, visual, time-based media, and social practice.

    Four artists/teams will be commissioned. A wide range of outcomes is expected and encouraged, including residencies, performances, publications, film and video, events, installations, and permanent visual art, as well as temporary interventions and artist-initiated actions.

    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Thursday, July 27, 2017 by 4:00 pm PDT

    For more information: Brennan Jernigan, 4CULTURE | Public Art, T 206 263.1587,

    Every two years MANIFEST launches its gallery exhibition season by presenting a competitive group exhibition focused exclusively on painting, FRESH PAINT, an international survey of contemporary painting. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type, style, or media of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental.

    The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must in some way represent an approach to painting. A new annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize will result in the awarding of one significant cash prize ($2500) to a single work selected as the ‘best of the entire season’. Winner will be determined by a final end-of-year jury from among a pool of all top-scoring works from each exhibit’s jury process across the current exhibition season.

    For more information about the exhibition please visit their website:

    Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York (Brooklyn, NY) presents an opportunity for artists to participate in the fifth year of the annual Flat File Program. The 2017-2018 program will run for one full year, from December 2017 through November 2018. The program will kick off with an event in the gallery in December 2017 comprised of works selected from the new season’s flat file. Individual works from the Flat File Program will be selectively highlighted throughout the year in the gallery, on their website, through social media (Facebook/Instagram) as well as shared as part of their press releases with the mailing list; the Flat File will also be accessible to gallery visitors for browsing. Works included in the Flat File Program will be available for purchase throughout the year on their website. The Flat File will be on view during the heavily trafficked 2018 Bushwick Open Studios weekend, concurrently with regularly scheduled exhibitions.

    Submission Details:

    Open to professional working artists only. Currently enrolled student are not eligible to apply. -Artists who currently have work in our Flat File are not eligible to apply this year. -All work for consideration must be unframed and unmounted. -Dimensions should be no larger than 16 x 20 inches, with a maximum thickness of ¼ inch or less. -Submission fee is $20, non-refundable and for up to four jpegs. -Maximum retail price of each work submitted should be less than $1,000. -All submissions must be in by 11:59pm EDT on July 31, 2017 for consideration.

    Selected Artists will be notified in early Fall of 2017. -Specific works submitted to the open call must be available for the Flat File. If an accepted work is not available for any reason it may not be switched with replacement. -Each image should be no larger than 1000 pixels at the largest dimension. -Files must be numbered and named following this naming convention: LastnameFirstname#.jpg for example ObamaBarack1.jpg. -Check the FAQ section on the website for answers to commonly asked questions. Double-check your submission against the requirements before submitting. Submissions that do not meet the parameters will be automatically disqualified. If accepted artwork does not meet the parameters when received at TSA NY it will not be included in the flatfiles.

    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 []:

    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 2015, the City of Merriam, Kansas, located in northeast Johnson County, began a 5-year placemaking initiative to enhance public spaces in downtown Merriam and its environs. The project is now entering its third year and the City wishes to commission an artist or artist team to design, produce and install compelling public art for a site on the Turkey Creek Streamway Park Trail, a paved multi-use trail. Site features include broad grassy areas, large trees and a nearby creek and waterfall. Please note that this site is located in a flood zone. The location does not flood regularly, but successful proposals will plan and engineer accordingly for 100-year flood events.

    Selection process and timeline

    Artists submitting to the RFQ are not being asked to develop a specific model or proposal at this time. Rather, RFQ submissions will be assessed on the quality and nature of the applicant’s past work; experience working on commissions that are placed in open and public areas; and experience collaborating with other professionals such as architects, engineers, fabricators and installation personnel. RFQ submissions will be evaluated by City of Merriam personnel, selected members of Merriam’s Public Art Initiative ad-hoc committee, and art consultant James Martin, who is facilitating all phases of the project.

    A limited number of artists will be selected from the RFQ pool of applicants. A stipend of $1,200 will be paid to each invitee to develop and submit a formal proposal.

    The project timeline is subject to change, but is envisioned as follows:

    1. All RFQ submissions due by 11:59 PM August 11, 2017

    2. Artists invited to submit a design proposal notified mid- to late August 2017

    3. All design proposal submissions due by 11:59 PMOctober 31, 2017

    4. Selected artists present proposal at art selection committee meeting in mid- to

    late November 2017

    5. Art selection committee presents recommendation(s) to City Council for approval, early December 2017

    6. Winning artist(s) notified mid-December 2017

    7. Artist(s) install project autumn 2018

    8. Artist(s) attend public dedication and reception in autumn 2018

    For additional information regarding the submission process, visit

    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 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 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:

    Artspace invites artists working in a variety of craft media to enter the Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition, a biennial national juried exhibition.

    Eligible media include functional or sculptural works in the following: basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, handmade paper and wood. Entries will be juried by Roger Manley, Director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design. A brochure will be produced for the exhibition and entries will also be juried for cash prizes. Exhibition will be on display at Artspace December 1, 2017-January 13, 2018. While Artspace’s gallery space is fully accessible, we strive to make the submission process accessible for artists as well. We encourage anyone to submit for our open calls-for-art.

    If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter a call-for-art please contact Director of Artistic Programs, Annah Lee at 919.821.2787 or

    Purdue Galleries is now accepting submissions for the juried exhibition Drawing Resurfaced II.

    Contemporary drawing has evolved into rich and complex art forms. The field today encompasses alternative processes, mixed media, collage, hybrid forms, and reinvigorated traditional forms. This exhibition seeks works that explore conceptual and theoretical issues, push the boundaries of drawing practice, and engage in critical dialogue.

    The exhibition may include works of various scales, as well as drawings in multiple parts, and drawing installations.

    Dates for this second installment of the exhibition are November 14 through Friday, December 15, 2017.

    Works will be selected for the exhibition by: Christine Wuenschel, associate professor of Art & Design at Purdue University, Eric Penington, continuing lecturer of Art & Design at Purdue University, and Liz Erlewine, Interim Director of Purdue University Galleries.

    Open to artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Any media considered by the artist as appropriate to the contemporary practice of drawing is eligible. Traditional media, alternative media, as well as innovative and experimental approaches are encouraged. All works submitted for exhibition must be original and completed in the years 2014 through 2017. Submissions of any size and format will be considered. All submitted work must be able to be shipped (flat or rolled) by common carrier or hand-delivered. Exhibiting artists will be responsible for all shipping expenses involved in participating in the exhibition. Current faculty, staff, and students at Purdue University are ineligible.

    Please see details on listing:

    Inquiries can be made to Liz Erlewine by email at or by phone at (765) 496-2958.

    The STARworks Clay Studio is accepting applications for residency positions of three months duration. The residency allows artists the opportunity to expand their studio practices, experiment with a stipend of STARworks manufactured local clay, wood firing on site and work with nearby Seagrove, NC potters.

    Duration: 3 months. Annual Application Deadlines: February 30th for Fall Sessions and September 30th for Spring Sessions

    Residency fees: subsidized housing fee at $275 per month. No studio access fee. Fee includes: Shared housing with all utilities included. Opportunities and responsibilities: A work exchange program offers $10 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours/week, 24/7 studio access, gallery sales, and monthly clay stipend. Assisting/teaching workshops and demonstrations, preparing for events, and studio maintenance.

    More Info:

    Contact: Clay Studio Director, Erin Younge at or 910-428-9007