Thursday, August 27, 2009

More Calls to Artists

Fifth Annual Downtown Holiday Market
Deadline: September 10
A juried high quality gifts and crafts market with increasing sales and customer attendance; For more information: www.diversemarkets.net

Ofrenda - Art for the Dead

Deadline: Tuesday, September 22
Create and show your personal altars, icons, shrines, and offerings (ofrendas). We are seeking 2- and 3-D artwork (any media), which fits the Dia de los Muertos tradition. Art Outlet will curate 1152 square feet of wall exhibition space (18 panels, courtesy of Artomatic) and space for sculpture/media on the first floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. We estimate this space will hold 36 two-D and 20 three-D artworks.Art may include candles or incense, but these will not be burned during the show. There will be a public altar outside the Torpedo Factory that will include candles and incense. We especially welcome 3-D works and installation. The art and activities of traditional El Día de los Muertos celebrations look warmly and humorously on life, death, and the departed. When considering your submission, please be respectful. Art displayed at Ofrendas—Art of the Dead will take place in this same tradition. For more information: http://artoutlet.org/news/events/ofrenda-art-for-the-dead

New Media, No Boundaries
Deadline: Friday, September 25
VisArts at Rockville (an innovative art center in the Washington DC Metropolitan Region) is seeking works of art that use new media and technology to eliminate psychological or physical boundaries; and, challenge a gallery's role as mediator between artworks and viewers. New media and technology have the power to eliminate conventional, artistic boundaries. Interactive art, for example, encourages viewers to complete the artwork by actively transforming it visually and conceptually. Artwork can be exhibited remotely, with only the concept (rather than the physical object) in a gallery. Likewise, a viewer may experience a work of art even if they are not in the gallery with the object. Works considered: Artwork with at least one component that uses an electrical and/or battery power source, and created in the past three years. The work does not have to be a physical, gallery object. For more information: www.visartscenter.org

GLOW
Deadline: October 2
A seasonal exhibition with cash awards; This call invites artists working with the medium or subject of light to submit works for inclusion in GLOW. A variety of works are sought, including neon, fiber optics, LED, luminous substances, light graffiti, projections, and other electrical or digital manifestations. Two-dimensional works that experiment with light are also welcome. Large to small scale installations, as well as completed works and/or proposed works will be considered. For more info.: www.annmariegarden.org

19th Annual Patuxent Art League Open Juried Exhibition

Deadline: November 6
Open to artists over 18 years of ago who live in MD, VA or DC. Juror is artist Matthew Zoll, realist painter and founder of Zoll Studio. Exhibition will be on view December 6-January 3, 2010. Submitted work must be original, and can be executed in any original media. Jurying will be by slides or jpegs on CD. Prospectus is available at http://www.pgparks.com/places/artsfac/mac.html after October 1. Or contact show chair, Rita Ferguson at 410-263-0796

Arts in Embassies Program
Deadline: Rolling
Established by the United States Department of State in 1964, the Art in Embasses Program is a global museum that exhibits original works of art by US citizens in the public rooms of approximately 180 American diplomatic residences worldwide. These exhibitions, with art loaned from galleries, museums, individual artists, and corporate and private collections, play an important role in our nation's public diplomacy. They provide international audiences with a sense of the quality, scope, and diversity of American art and culture through the accomplishments of some of our most important citizens, our artists. For more information and to submit artwork visit: http://aiep.state.gov/submit.html

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