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

Monday, August 24, 2009

Calls to Artists

Touch Me Here - Emotional Encounters with Our Soul
Deadline: August 31, 2009
Artists are invited to submit their interpretation of the theme “Touch Me Here”. The submissions featured in the Touch Me Here exhibit should represent special moments in time that reflect various stages of love (first love, lost love, love renewed). Each submission should feature a written sentiment (love letter) that speaks to the viewer. The Touch Me Here exhibit is intended to marry our visual and tactile senses together in such a way that it tells the story of our heart’s fuel, love. Portions of the registration fee will be donated to the Go Red For Women Movement. Touch Me Here is a fundraising event to support the life-saving efforts of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement. E-mail rmcdougal@e-glam.com for prospectus.

Small Wonders

Postmark Deadline: September 4
The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in the United States to enter this exhibition. This is MFA's 5th exhibition of small works. 2D work: No more than 11" length on any side, including frame. 3D work: Cannot exceed 7" in any one direction. The juror is Al Miner, curatorial assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Visit http://mdfedart.org/prospecti.shtml for more info.

International Miniature and Small Art Show
Deadline: September 23
Modern and traditional miniature and small art in any medium such as portraits, still life, landscape, collage and boxes may be submitted. The maximumoverall sizes for miniatures including picture, frame and mount (if any) should be no larger than 8"x8". Open to all artists. No age or residency restriction. For more info. www.redstudio.org

Paper, A Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper
Deadline: September 23, 5pm
Open to artists 18 years or older who reside, work or attend school in Prince George's County, Maryland. The juror is Susan Goldman, Artistic Director and Owner of Lily Press, whose work is included in major national collections. $1,000 in cash awards. Contact julia.morelli@pgparks.com for prospectus and application.


City of Alexandria - Charles Hamilton Houston Memorial
Deadline: October 1, 4pm
The memorial will be located at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street. Anticipated installation date is April 2011. Create a civic space that visually or physically links to the Alexandria Black History Museum and the Watson Reading Room located across the street; Celebrate the life and accomplishments of civil rights leader Charles Houston who fought for equality of public education in the City of Alexandria; Honor and commemorate the history associated with the establishment of Alexandria’s first African American High School, Parker-Gray High School; Inspire young people to remember the past and move them to see a legacy that belongs to them and to future generations. For more info., visit: http://alexandriava.gov/arts - click on Charles Houston Public Art Project

Cade Art Gallery - “New Narratives”
Postmark Deadline: October 2, 2009
Anne Arundel Community College's Cade Art Gallery announces a call for entries to “New Narratives.” This all-media exhibit seeks artworks that explore stories and messages in contemporary ways. The exhibit's juror is Peter Bruun, Artistic Director, Art on Purpose, Baltimore, MD. Artists may submit up to six digital files on CD or slides. Accepted work will be exhibited Nov. 10 – Dec. 10, 2009. Download the form at www.aacc.edu/cadegallery e-mail cpmona@aacc.edu for an entry form.

Gallery West 13th Annual National Juried Show
Deadline: November 13, 2009
Juror: Jack Rasmussen, American University
Eligibility: Open to all national artists, 18 years of age or older. Original art, all mediums, no videos, no reproductions. For more info. and prospectus, visit http://gallery-west.com

Prince Georges County Artists
The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission maintains a Visual Arts Registry for artists who live, work or go to school in Prince Georges County. Registry artists are placed on the county visual artist roster, which is used in the annual selections for exhibition opportunities at corporate locations and governmental venues open to the public. Registry artists also receive a monthly newsletter with information on various alls for artists. Contact julia.morelli@pgparks.com if you are interested in joining the registry.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Looking for volunteer mentors for art-based mentoring program

Are you interested in serving as a mentor for the 2009-2010 Space Of Her Own (SOHO) program? SOHO serves at-risk 5th grade girls from Alexandria. SOHO is an art-based mentoring program in which volunteer mentors are paired each paired with a SOHO girl. Together, girls and mentors meet weekly to learn life skills, eat a healthful dinner, and do art lessons, culminating with a "Trading Spaces"-style room renovation at the end! This is a year-long program, and mentors must commit to a full year, attending every Thursday night from October through June.

We will be holding a meeting for prospective mentors on Thursday, August 27th at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, e-mail Kate at kateg@theartleague.org and she can provide you with more information on the program and upcoming mentor recruitment and orientation meeting. RSVPS REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Calls to Artists

Call for Art: A Running Commentary
Deadline:
Tuesday, September 01
“A Running Commentary,” a Girls Gotta Run Foundation exhibit, will be held at the Friendship Heights Village Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in October 2009. Artists are invited to submit up to three works of art that represent the mission of GGRF in some way, such as girls, running, shoes, Ethiopia. 2D work may be representational or abstract, in any media, and up to 30” by 30.” Small sculptures can also be accommodated. For more information: www.girlsgottarun.org

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Home is Where the Art Is: A Fine Craft and Folk Art Exhibition
Deadline: Tuesday, September 15
Curated by Stacy C. Hollander, American Folk Art Museum And The 2009 Fine Craft Boutique.

Exhibition Dates: October 29 – November 22, 2009.

Accepted Media: decorative fiber, wearable fiber, mixed media, jewelry, glass, wood, metal, assemblage, enamel work, ceramics, sculpture. Download prospectus from www.penandbrush.org

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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 or to apply, go to www.visartscenter.org.
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GLOW
Deadline: Friday, October 02
A seasonal exhibition with cash awards.
Theme: Works utilizing, representing or inspired by light.
Show location: Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center, Solomons, Maryland.
Entry deadline: On-going selection process, final deadline: October 2 , 2009.
Exhibition Dates: November 24, 2009-February 14, 2010. 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
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Angry Women: All Male Artists Facing a Jury of 12 Women

The Soundry will host their first juried art show, on display from September 26th to October 24th, 2009. The Opening Reception will be held on September 26th from 8:00pm to 11:00pm.

Artwork in the show will be submitted by ONLY MALE ARTISTS and the jury will be comprised of ONLY FEMALE art professionals. 12, in fact. There is no theme or restriction based on subject or medium, and entry is open to non-Soundry-members as well as artists who are not local to Northern Virginia.

Awards and other recognitions as well as participating jury members will be announced soon. Email melissa@soundry.net with questions.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Smithsonian - Call to Artists

Smithsonian - Connect with the Arts

Competitions
2-D Figurative Art Competition
Accuracy Session and Competition
Written Critique Competition
Copying the Masters

Courses
Copyist Training Program
Understanding Complex Compositions of the Masters
Advanced Figure Drawings

A panel of judges consisting of professors from top universities in the Washington metropolitan area will join the Smithsonian in awarding $1,500 to winning entries of the competitions. Participants of classes may also attend group critiques, closing lecture, awards presentation and reception as well as watch a selection of the area's finest figurative artists as they work during a three day model marathon. Programs are held at the Ripley Center in Washington DC on the Downtown Mall.

More info: http://residentassociates.org/ticketing/landing/smithsonian-connect-arts.aspx

It's Time to Apply for a Solo Exhibit...

It's that time again... Pick up a solo exhibit prospectus in The Art League Gallery or e-mail the gallery for a copy. If you've never applied before, it's wise to attend an orientation in the Gallery on one of the following dates:
  • Friday, August 21, 1:00pm
  • Thursday, August 27, 6:30pm
  • Saturday, August 29, 1:00pm
The deadline is October 1 for digital images and all written materials. Drop off for in-person jurying will be during the weekend of October 17-18.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Receiving for " 'Scapes" & "Taking Form"

Receiving for 'Scapes is:

Monday, August 3
6:30-8:30 pm (Tonight!)
OR
Tuesday, August 4
10am-12noon

Remember, this can mean landscapes, citiscapes
or seascapes, or whatever you consider a " 'scape."

Those juried into Taking Form
(originally, the Washington Square Sculpture Show),
may choose to submit during the above times OR:

Wednesday, August 5
10am-12noon

Taking Form participants - PLEASE NOTE:
You may NOT submit work for 'Scapes on August 5.
Jurying will already be over!