Friday, December 31, 2010

Winter Classes at the Art League School

Beat the winter doldrums with a class at the Art League! Registration is still open and on-going. Classes begin January 10 and continue through March 13.

A few new classes (not in the printed catalog!):
Intermediate Photography with Gregory Vershbow
by Gregory Vershbow
This course is for those familiar with their cameras, but would like more in-depth discussion. The world of contemporary photography, as well as the technical and aesthetic subjects of composition, landscape, and portraiture is explored. Emphasis is on shooting in either digital or film media. Participants must have an interchangeable lens camera, capable of manual setting with a zoom lens or several fixed focal length lenses. A tripod is helpful.

by Lorraine Oerth
Painted Tile and Creative Mosaics with Lorraine Oerth
Students will learn to master several tile and mosaic techniques: underglaze painting on commercial bisque tile, majolica painting on bisque. Students will create mosaic projects for indoor or outdoor use with an emphasis on the creative process. Students may also create their own tile from wet clay using slab methods. A materials fee of $10 covers cost of using special underglazes provided by instructor, or you may bring your own. Bisque tile is available at a nominal cost. Course includes 5 pounds of wet clay and firing. 

Register for these or any of our other wonderful classes at

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DCAC Art Decathlon


They are neither the fastest nor the strongest, yet decathletes are recognized by peers and laymen alike as being the best all-around athletes. In the decathlon, the athlete’s focus is on developing the most efficient balance of speed, strength, technique, and endurance, embodying the classic idea of what it means to be an athlete. 

If the best all-around athlete is one who most efficiently balances speed, strength, technique, and endurance, then what defines the best all-around artist?  Is it mastery of craft?  Is it clarity of idea or emotion?

After centuries of specialization in art that has relied on labels like painter, sculptor, photographer, etc., the District of Columbia Arts Center is asking individual artists who work or reside within a 100 mile radius of Washington, DC to submit proposals that explore the significance of what being “unspecialized” means to being a working artist today. Do certain disciplines express some ideas better than others?  Does training or talent determine success?  Does mastery of a variety of media make you a better artist? We think it might. We want to know what you think and what you can do.

To be considered by DC Arts Center’s Visual Arts Committee, artists will need to propose a total of ten new works in the following ten artistic “events”:
  1. Textiles/Fiber Art
  2. Painting
  3. Drawing
  4. Printmaking
  5. Photography
  6. Collage
  7. Sound
  8. Video
  9. Conceptual Art
  10. Sculpture

Submissions will be narrowed down by DC Arts Center’s Visual Arts Committee to a slate of semi-finalists. The submissions of the semi-finalists will be posted online to be discussed and voted on by the community at large. The voting will determine the three finalists (announced April 1, 2011) who will exhibit their works at DCAC in October of 2011. The exhibition will culminate in a medal ceremony, but only one artist will walk away with gold.
By hosting this good-natured competition, DCAC hopes to spark debate around the issue of what it means to be the best all-around artist, challenge individuals to try their hand at new disciplines, and give exposure to artists who already embrace working in various media. 
Proposals due: January 15, 2011

To submit your proposal:
1) Go to http://tinyurl.com2d4r32o to complete the entry form.

2) Send the following materials to the gallery manager at
  • a short written statement that explains the significance of working in multiple disciplines
  • a proposal for the ten works (e.g. descriptions, sketches, maquettes, animations) which must all fit on a wall 12’w x 9’h x 3”d (jpg or pdf)
  • an installation sketch of the 10 works (jpg or pdf)
  • Five examples of past works that demonstrate prior achievements (300 dpi jpgs)
  • a resume or vitae
Questions? Contact Carolyn Law, Gallery Manager, DC Arts Center at

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Art On Paper at Maryland Federation of Art

34th Annual Art On Paper
March 18 - April 17, 2011

A National Open-Juried Exhibition
Juror: Johanna Halford–Macleod, Executive Director of the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund and Editor In Chief of The Phillips Collection.

Mixed media exhibit, any original two or three dimensional work on or of paper will be considered. The works selected will be on exhibit in the MFA's Circle Gallery.

Find out more about this exhibit here. Enter your submissions on-line here.

Exhibit Opportunities at Arlington ARTisphere



Exhibition dates: Thursday, November 17 2011 – Sunday, January 11, 2014
Proposals will be accepted from individual artists, arts groups, organizations, and curators who live, work, study or maintain a studio in Arlington County.
View the complete call for entries. $500 award.  $25 entry fee.

Donald Russell
, Executive Director of Provisions Library
Kristina Bilonick
, Artist and Program Director at Washington Project for the Arts


Exhibition dates: Thursday July 28 – Sunday, September 4, 2010
Photo 2011 at Artisphere is a continuation of Arlington Ellipse Arts Center’s two decade-old juried photography show and provides regional photographers the opportunity to showcase and sell their work.
View the complete call for entries. Two (2) $500 Juror’s Choice Awards.  $25 entry fee.

Juror: Amanda Maddox
, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Associate Curator of Photography & Media Arts 

Friday, December 17, 2010

POPArt Group Seeks Submissions for Upcoming Juried Show

Artists are invited to submit artwork to the P.O.P. Art Group's first juried art show in the new "Show and Tell" Gallery at Prince of Peace Church in Springfield, VA.

Awards will be given out by juror Edward Knippers. Click here for the prospectus!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

This juried exhibition and retail sale will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 10 to 13, 2011, with a preview party on November 9.
This prestigious annual show draws 18,668+ attendees; purchases exceeding $3 million in 2010 from the participating exhibitors. Prizes for each category are given - $1,000 each.
At the 2010 Show there were 44 artists new-to-show. Eleven of those 44 artists were emerging artists.

The application deadline is April 1, 2011. The non-refundable fee for electronic applications is $50.00, payable online by credit card.

For more information, visit

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Attention Photographers!

The very popular local news blog DCist has recently announced its fifth annual DCist Exposed Photography Show. This is a great opportunity for regional photographers to exhibit their work for a wide audience. Find out more about the exhibit here. The deadline is January 12, 2011 at 11:59 pm!

Opportunities for Artists

National Artist Calls courtesy

3rd Ward Open Call - NY

Deadline: Friday, December 17, 2010. You are invited to enter the 3rd Ward Open Call, offering you your own exhibition in New York City, complete with a massive opening reception. The opportunity is right here, and its yours. This is your chance at a 3-month live/work NYC residency, a $5,000 cash grant and access to the resources to help you create a body of work that is larger than the city itself, to present in your very own solo exhibit. NYC has one of the largest concentrations of international art-world players - including artists, buyers, collectors, curators, dealers, critics and enthusiasts - and can be your platform to showcase your vision to the world. New York City is Yours, if you want it. Prospectus:
Monmouth Festival of the Arts Call for Artists - NJ
Deadline: December 13, 2010. Monmouth Festival of the Arts seeks artists for their 41st annual festival, April 9-13, 2011 in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Jurors: Grace Graupe-Pillard, Amy Roper Lyons, Perry Balog & Keith Mills. Work in all mediums of fine arts and fine crafts: oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, jewelry, fiber, other please contact. Jury in person or by CD. This is a professionally designed exhibition and artists do not need to be present throughout the show. Application fee: $20 per medium. Download application (PDF) at:, or send a SASE to: 332 Hance Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724. Questions? Contact Arlene Berg at or call 732-747-8278.
Romance - TX
Deadline: Monday, December 27, 2010. Romance: affair of the heart, amour, enchantment, fascination, fling, intrigue, love, passion, relationship, fanciful story or narrative. There are many interpretations of "Romance". From a couple holding hands to swans swimming on a serene lake. From traditional hearts and flowers to a pair of little birds sitting on a wire. Romance is open to all photographers working in all mediums and styles. Selected images must be printed on paper no larger than 8.5 X 11 inches and will be displayed on the gallery walls unframed, hanging from ribbons and clips. Cash prizes and awards are offered. Visit website for prospectus:
"Express Yourself" Artists of All Mediums - KY
All mediums & visual styles of art/photography for an exhibit beginning on Febuary 4, 2011 at K.A.S. Gallery in Louisville's Mellwood Art Center (Louisville, Kentucky). Selected artist will exhibit for 6 weeks and be eligilble for a future solo show. 1 entry/image $15; each addititional entry is $5. No more than 5 entries per artist. Deadline: December 15, 2010. Selected artist will be notified within 30 days after the submission deadline. Visit website for prospectus at:, or send a SASE to: K.A.S. Gallery, 1806 Mellwood Ave., Bldg B, Louisville, KY 40206. Questions? Contact K.A.S. Gallery at
"Beyond the Fold" - GA
Deadline: January 7, 11. Desotorow Gallery announces a call to artists for "Beyond the Fold," an exhibition to be held Feb. 4 - Feb. 15, 2011. Beyond the Fold examines artists who utilize paper in a way that exceeds the utilitarian, two-dimensional expectations of the material. Further information about submitting work for the exhibition "Beyond the Fold," including a complete list of dates, submission guidelines and forms, can be found at Any questions about Desotorow Gallery and this exhibition can be addressed by calling 912.355.8204 or emailing
"Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland's Eastern Shore" - MD
Adkins Arboretum announces a call to artists for its twelfth annual Art Competition, to exhibit in February and March 2011 in Ridgely, MD. The competition's theme reflects the Arboretum's conservation mission. First- and second-place prizes awarded. Juror: Ricky Sears. Open to all original two- and three-dimensional fine arts, including outdoor sculpture and installations. No entry fee. Deadline: January 14, 2011. Visit website for complete details, call 410.634.2847, ext. 0, or e-mail
Love and Things Like Love - KY
Deadline: February 28, 11. May 27 – July 9, 2011. Love has endured as one of the most common topics in creative expression. Love and Things Like Love is an exhibition exploring the topic of love, from the poignant to the profane, from the heartfelt to the humorous. Artists are encouraged to investigate questions regarding the meaning of love such as: What does love look like? Is love a universal concept? What is love’s relevance to contemporary society? How do we experience love on a personal, familial, spiritual or societal level? Artwork may address a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) loss, nurturing, compassion, intimacy, disconnect, affection, or longing. LAL invites artists to openly and creatively interpret the theme. Artists may submit images and/or videos of their work along with an entry form, exhibition statement, and resume for consideration. All media will be considered. No entry fee. For guidelines and entry form visit 
"The Arrangement" call for entries - VT
Vermont Photo Space Gallery in Essex Jct., Vermont seeks entries for a photography exhibition. Free framing/ matting, Juror's Choice, Peoples Choice. Juror: Paula Tognarelli. Any photographer can submit images they take provided they were not exhibited in a prior exhibit at the Vermont Photo Space Gallery. $20 entry fee. Deadline: December 22, 2010. Visit for more information. Questions? Please contact Polly Raine at or call 802-777-FOTO.
Call for Entries for "The Meticulous" - GA
Deadline: December 17, 10. Desotorow Gallery announces a call to artists for "The Meticulous," an exhibition to be held Jan. 7-Jan. 18, 2011. In the current age of rapid technological advancement, where information can be acquired at the press of a button and everything needs to be done yesterday, The Meticulous celebrates artists whose work is defined by laborious process; art where the working procedure is meticulous, requiring countless hours of unsung commitment. The act of art-making blurs the line between obsession and introspection, and the artists are connected by a collective investment to their work. Further information about submitting work for the exhibition "The Meticulous," including a complete list of dates, submission guidelines and forms, can be found at Any questions about Desotorow Gallery and this exhibition can be addressed by calling 912.355.8204 or emailing
LENS 2011 National Juried Photography Exhibition - IL
Perspective Gallery in Evanston, IL seeks entries for a photography exhibition, March 3-27, 2011. Top Award: Feature Exhibition at Perspective Gallery & $200, First runner-up: $150, Second runner: up $100. Juror: Natasha Egan, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Photographers are invited to submit photographs for possible inclusion in the exhibition. All subject matter and photographic processes are welcome. $35 entry fee. Deadline: January 9, 2011. Download prospectus (PDF format) at: Questions? Please contact Christopher Schneberger at or call 847-200-1155.
7th Annual Drawing, Painting and Printmaking Competition - FL
Deadline: February 15, 11. Open theme. Palm Beach State College. Juror: Wendy M. Blazier, Senior Curator, Boca Raton Museum of Art. Awards of $1650. Entries due: February 15, 2011. Exhibit: April 21 - June 9, 2011. For a prospectus, send SASE to: Palm Beach State College Attn: Kristin M. Hopkins, Gallery Manager, Division of Humanities, MS15, 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461 or download at:
"Half the Sky: Celebrating Women's History Month" - IL
The Tall Grass Arts Association in Park Forest, IL announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, February 25 - May 8, 2011. Awards: $500 - first, $250 - second, $150 - third. Juror: Sabrina Raaf. All artists 18+ are eligible. $35 entry fee. Deadline: January 12, 2011. Visit website for prospectus, or send a SASE to: Tall Grass Arts Association, 367 Artists Walk, Park Forest, IL 60466. Questions? Please contact Janet R. Muchnik at or call 708-748-5123.
"Dance With Me" - OH
Pop Revolution Gallery in Mason, Ohio announces a call to artists for an international juried art exhibition, February 12 - March 3, 2011. Best of Show: $500, 2nd Place: $250, People's Choice Award: $100. Juror: Carol MacConnell. The exhibition is open to artists 18 years or older. All work must be original work. Students must not present work for consideration if assisted in any way in arrangement or execution. Artists accepted for the exhibition will be asked for an artist bio for display purposes. $25 for the first entry, $12 for each additional entry. Deadline: January 29, 2011. Visit website at: for prospectus, or send a SASE to: Pop Revolution Gallery, 105 East Main Street, Mason, OH 45040. Questions? Contact the gallery at or call 513-492-7474.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival: Call For Entry

Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival

Location: Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Application Deadline: 03/01/2011
Application Fee: $25

A two-day celebration of the arts, featuring fine arts and crafts from over 200 artists, select wine tastings, gourmet food sampling, live entertainment and activities for the whole family, all within minutes of the many attractions, shops and restaurants of charming, colonial Annapolis, Maryland.
CLICK HERE for more information on the Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Artist Talk: Robert Keating

Join photographer Robert Keating this Thursday, December 2 at 7:00 pm as he discusses his Solo Exhibit The C&O Canal: Places and Stories, featured this month in the Art League Gallery.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Opportunity for Artists: Art Calendar 2011 Cover Contest

Theme: Portraits

Entry fee: FREE

Awards & Prizes: First Place - $500 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate. Artwork featured on the cover the March issue of Art Calendar and a one-page profile inside the magazine.

Second Place - $150 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate. Half-page profile inside the March issue of Art Calendar with an image of submitted artwork.

Third Place - $100 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate. Half-page profile inside the March issue of Art Calendar with an image of submitted artwork.

Click here for more details!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Ornament Collection

The Art League's Holiday Ornament Collection features handmade ornaments made by Art League members. Beautiful handpainted Christmas balls, fused glass, fiber, wood-carved, and metal ornaments adorn the 2010 tree. These unique pieces make great little stocking stuffers, and are the perfect way to start your own heirloom ornament collection for your family. 

On sale in The Art League Gallery through the holidays.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Exhibit Opportunities

Courtesy of

National Geographic Photography Contest - DC

Deadline: November 30, 2010. As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Now you can share your vision of the world. Enter to win $10,000 and have your photo published in National Geographic magazine! Photos will be judged on creativity and photographic quality. Submit your entry online in any of these three categories: People, Places, and Nature. The photo contest will begin accepting entries in early September, and the contest ends November 30. Winners will be announced in early December. There is an entry fee of U.S. $15 per photo. Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or JPG format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image). Photographs must have been taken within two (2) years before the date of entry and may not previously have won an award in the National Geographic International Photography Contest or any National Geographic Traveler photo contest in the last three years. For more information, visit:

Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition - NY
Deadline: February 4, 2011. Pelham Art Center is accepting submissions for the 6th Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition For Painting. This juried competion is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 or older. A $5,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at the Art Center are awarded to the winner. U.S. based artist aged 19 or older. All work submitted must be available for exhibit. $25 application fee. Download submission guidelines and prospectus at or contact or 914-738-2525. 

"Cartoon Cult" - VA
Deadline: November 25, 2010. The Soundry in Vienna, Virginia seeks entries for an art show, December 4 - January 4, 2011, celebrating contemporary cartoons, cartoon characters,comic strips, digital animation, illustration, anime, and videogames (emphasis on original characters). If you have any questions about what can be included in the show, please email or $25 for up to 5 pieces. Visit website for more info, or send a SASE to: 316 Dominion Rd. NE Vienna, VA 22180. Questions? Contact Jennifer Crawford at or call 703-698-0088.

Juried Photography: Alternative processes - NY
Deadline: November 29, 2010. Juror: Joy Goldkind. Open to local and national artists. Cash Prize. We are looking to show the contemporary use of historical processes. Show us the way in which you bring the past and future together. Bromoil, albumen, collotype, kallitype, lazertran, anthotype, ziatype, carbon, argyrotype, cyanotype, daguerreotype, gum bichromate, salted paper, photogravure, solarplate, tintype, platinum and palladium, van dyke, hand applied emulsions, wet-plate collodion, silver gelatin and combinations of all of the above will be considered. NO DIGITAL PRINTS WILL BE CONSIDERED. Open to all. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE, WWW.STACARTS.ORG/EXHIBITS TO DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUSES AND FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Call for Entries: 85th Annual International Competition~Printmaking - PA
Deadline: December 15, 2010. Up to $3,000 in purchase, cash and material prizes, a solo exhibition at The Print Center, a two-year contract from The Print Center Gallery Store and a purchase award for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Jurors: Emi Eu, Director, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore Sarah Suzuki, The Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr., Assistant Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Call for "Criminales Todos:" A Community Art Exhibit - ORDeadline: December 1, 2010. The Safe Communities Project and Portland Central America Solidarity Committee are calling all artists to submit pieces to be presented at the upcoming art exhibit CRIMINALES TODOS, December 10th -17th, 2010. CRIMINALES TODOS is a travelling community art exhibit aiming to inspire an ongoing dialogue and examination of the social, political and cultural issues related to the criminalization of communities of color. From post-Civil War vagrancy laws targeting newly freed African Americans in the South, to police rounding up Japanese Americans and sending them to internment camps during WWII, to SB1070 targeting Latinos in Arizona; the history of police targeting communities of color has deep roots in American history. In times of increased police surveillance, tightened border control and the implementation of anti-immigrant and racist laws across the country, we encourage artists to engage in a conversation about the devastating repercussions of policing and the militarization in our local communities. Artists of all backgrounds are invited. Our aim is to create a space for conversation against the long standing practices of repression, and the impact of unjust and discriminatory practices. The exhibit is a platform from which to explore the marginalization of communities of color, and how to build solidarity and resistance to discrimination and oppression. Please join us. Related topics include, but are not limited to: - Effects of local enforcement programs in our local communities. - Personal and/or collective experiences with detention and deportation systems. - Racial profiling and institutionalized racism. - Intersection of criminalization of resident communities of color and newly arrived immigrants. - Anti-immigrant sentiment. - Historical and contemporary forms of popular resistance to human rights abuses. Opening Reception: Dec. 10, 2010. Launch Pad Gallery: 534 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214. If you have any questions contact: Brenda Salas Neves at 503-236-7916.

Call for Exhibition Proposals: The Olin Art Gallery - PA
Deadline: January 31, 2011. The Olin Art Gallery on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, is now accepting exhibition proposals in any medium for the 2011-12 academic year.  Proposals may include solo or group exhibitions.  Submissions must include contact information, artist statements for all participating artists, 10-20 digital images (jpg-format, 300dpi) on CD, an image list (including title, media, size, and date completed for each work), and a resume or CV.  There is NO entry fee.  The application deadline is January 31, 2011.  For additional information, contact Doug McGlumphy, Director, Olin Art Gallery, Washington & Jefferson College, 60 S. Lincoln St., Washington, Pa 15301. Website: Email: Proposal materials will only be returned if provided with a self-address stamped envelope with sufficient postage. This opportunity is open to all professional artists 18 or over.

THE VIDEO SHOW: Raritan Valley College - NJ
December 3, 2010. Original work in VIDEO. The exhibition will include single channel presentation and video incorporated into installation/sculptural pieces. Work created in all Video Art formats will be considered. Maximum duration 10 minutes. For prospectus and more information please see website or email Website:

Design and Fabrication of Art for the City of Roanoke’s Historic Market Building - VADeadline: December 17, 2010. The Roanoke Arts Commission seeks qualified artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install artwork to be embedded in the sidewalk at the four entryways of the historic market building in downtown Roanoke. The Arts Commission desires art work that reflects the history and spirit of the City of Roanoke and/or the historic market building.The artwork shall be made of durable materials suitable for high foot traffic and durable to outside elements and change in temperature and shall require little or no maintenance.The art will be set on a concrete sub base. Qualifications: This project is open to all artists and artist teams, age 18 and over, who are residents of the United States. All applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin or disability will be considered. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS: One CD, One (1) paper original and seven (7) paper copies of the following materials in the order listed: 1. A completed and signed cover sheet (Attachment B) (don’t see this). 2. A letter of interest describing your vision for this project, relative experience and how your overall style of the work will compliment the area where the art will be installed. 3. A description of the anticipated materials to be used, fabrication and installation needs for the permanent works of art. 4. A proposed budget. 5. An image list that corresponds to the CD. 6. Visual Images as follows: Up to 10 images of prior work executed within the last seven years, submitted as digital images and sent on one PC Compatible CD-ROM in JPEG format maximum pixel dimensions (per image) – 800 X 600. Label CD with artist’s name. Slides will not be accepted. The images should be numbered to match the image list. 7. A minimum of two references with complete contact information of individuals you have worked with in the last five years. (Enter this information on cover sheet, attachment B).

B-C Renovation Project - Philadelphia International Airport - PA
Deadline: December 15, 2010. Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture; the Creative Economy's Public Art Program and the Philadelphia International Airport announce a competition to commission interior artwork for the B-C Renovation Project. This competition is open to artists and artist teams who reside in the United States. Budget: up to $40,000. This is a call for qualifications. Artists should include: six images (previous work), a resume and a statement. There is a design stipend for selected semi-finalists to create proposals. To apply visit:

22nd National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition - MD
Deadline: January 31, 2011. Awards: A minimum of $1,500 available in purchase prize money. Juror: Jose Dominguez, Executive Director, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Enter online at:? Entry fee: A non­refundable entry fee of $30, payable through PayPal, entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. Qualifications: Eligibility and media? Drawings and prints (not photography) in any medium are eligible with no limitations as to color, surface or materials. All drawings and prints must be original works of art. Each artist may submit up to 3 works online only. No mailed or e-mailed entries will be accepted. How to Apply: Enter online at: Entry fee: A non­refundable entry fee of $30, payable through PayPal, entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. Selection process? Initial jury will be of online submissions received by January 31, 2010. Notification will be by e-mail. Be sure to add to your contacts so that notification e-mail is not sent to your spam folder. Accepted drawings and prints received by March 14 will be juried for purchase prize awards at the value set by the artist. Works selected for purchase prize awards will become the property of College of Notre Dame.

A Failed Entertainment - NY
Deadline: January 10, 2011. In 1996 author David Foster Wallace published Infinite Jest, a sprawling and complex novel that chronicles the lives of the characters surrounding James Incandeza, an avant-garde filmmaker, mathematician, and visionary tennis instructor. The plot largely revolves around the missing master copy of one of Incandeza's films, the lethally entertaining Infinite Jest, a catatonic stupor inducing masterpiece. Included as a footnote in Wallace's novel is the Complete Filmography of James O. Incandeza, a detailed list of over 80 films including documentaries, infomercials, structuralist works, and feature films. A Failed Entertainment uses Incandeza's Filmography as a departure point for the creation of new works. The curators of this exhibition are currently seeking film or video submissions that attempt to realize selections from the Complete Filmography of James O. Incandeza. Applicants are encouraged to review the filmography available at:

Annual Themed Exhibition: Newspace Center for Photography - This Good Earth - OR
Deadline: December 17, 2010. Newspace Center for Photography invites photographers to submit images for our Annual Themed Exhibition with the theme "This Good Earth". We live on a beautiful planet. Despite war, poverty, disease, pollution, and the many other challenges we face, the Earth remains unaccountably beautiful and richly fertile in many places. We invite images that speak to the Earth's regenerative spirit and to humankind's close relationship to nature and the land. Selected photographs will be shown in the Newspace gallery February 4th - 27th 2011. The entry fee is $5 per image, you may enter as many images as you like. Website:

 Not you're Grandma's Fiber Show - MIDecember 30, 2010. The Janice Charach Gallery in West Bloomfield Michigan is seeking fiber artists for an exhibit. We are looking for all Fiber arts but especially unique fun and even funky items. The show title is “Not your grandma’s Fiber Show.” This will be a selling show. Work must be done in fiber. Send images of your work to the gallery at

"ASAA International Aerospace Art Exhibition" - NJ
Deadline: February 1, 2011. The American Society of Aviation Artists announces a call to artists for the ASAA International Aerospace Art Exhibition, May 1 - August 31, 2011 at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. All artists are invited to submit entries for this juried exhibition. $20 per entry for ASAA members; $40 per entry for nonmembers. Visit website at: for prospectus. Send entry form and check to: Michael O'Neal, ASAA 6 Nathan Drive, North Brunswick, NJ 08902. Questions? Contact John W. Clark at or call (623) 556-9630.

12x12 - TN
Deadline: December 3, 2010. Middle Tennessee State University's Todd Hall Art Gallery presents a national exhibition of small works of art. The 12x12 exhibition will be a juried and comprised of works that do not exceed 12" x 12" x 12" (this includes the frame for two- dimensional works, and in the case of three-dimensional works, includes the base. There are no media restrictions. Artists must be at least 18 years of age, and works must have been completed in the last two years. The exhibition is closed to students, staff, and faculty of Middle Tennessee State University. Works previously exhibited at MTSU are ineligible. Entries and fee must be received by this date ($35 for up to three entries). Todd Hall Art Gallery - Middle Tennessee State University, 1301 East Main Street, Box 25, Murfreesboro, TN. For more information or to apply, go to:

Deanwood Recreation Center - DC
Deadline: December 3, 2010. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) seeks an artist or artist team with significant 3-dimensional experience to design, fabricate and install permanent public artwork for the new Deanwood Recreation Center, in Washington, DC. Deanwood is located in the District's Northeast quadrant and is one of the District's oldest and proudest neighborhoods. The selected artist(s) will be required to collaborate with local artist, Amber Robles-Gordon. Ms. Gordon was selected through a peer panel selection process to serve as the apprentice to the selected artist for this project. Ms. Gordon will be a valuable asset to the selected artist and serve as a liaison to the community. Ms. Gordon is a mixed media artist and the goal for her participation in this project is to collaborate on the design and fabrication of the artwork and to build her capacity as a public artist. The overarching goal of this project is to create a unique landmark that expresses the character, strength and vibrancy of the neighborhood. The artwork must be celebratory and emphasize the historic heritage of Deanwood. The permanent installation should help generate and reinforce a sense of place within the community. The Deanwood community has expressed that the artwork must interpret the history and legacy of Deanwood in a creative and awe-inspiring manner. For more information and to download the application, visit:!+Public+Art+Calls+for+Entry

Tres Rios Wetlands Project - AZ
Deadline: December 3, 2010. The Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs requests qualifications from professional artists to work with the City, community and stakeholders to significantly enhance the trail system for the Tres Rios Wetlands Project. The Tres Rios Wetlands are a key component of the Phoenix region's water system. Built at the confluence of the Salt, Gila, and Aqua Fria Rivers, the constructed wetlands use treated wastewater to create a rich riparian habitat for many species of waterfowl close to metropolitan Phoenix. The habitat has become a premier birding and habitat-watching area. The addition of trails promises to transform the site into a leading environmental and recreational site with numerous educational opportunities. The selected artist will work with an established design team to integrate public art into the trail system, enhancing public awareness about the importance of the wetlands, and encouraging appropriate use of the wetlands and their trails. The public art enhancements are intended to create a unique sense of place, but not compete with the wetlands' natural beauty or impede the functionality of the place. The public art will be designed to "create moments" within the wetlands for its visitors. A complete copy of the rules and guidelines is available at To receive a printed copy, call the Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs at 602.262.4637.

Watercolor Society of Alabama 2011 exhibition - AL
Deadline: February 15, 2011. The Watercolor Society of Alabama seeks entries for its annual national exhibition, May 15 - July 8, 2011 at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, Alabama. Over $8,000 in awards anticipated. Jurors: Jeanne Dobie- selection & Elizabeth Chapman- awards. Artists 18 years or old residing in the United States. Limited to watermedia works created on paper or paper-mounted board. No pastels, class work or copies, no computer generated art, no collage material other than original watermedia on paper executed by the artist. Digital images only to be sent by e-mail or on a CD. 2 images $25; 3 images $30 plus $25 membership fee. Download prospectus (PDF format) at:, or send a SASE to: Barbara Prior, 1752 Indian Creek Dr, Birmingham, AL 35243. Questions? Send email to;

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts 2012 Concurrent, Independent Exhibitions - COProposal deadline: November 30, 2010. The NCECA is accepting proposals for independent exhibitions to be held concurrently during the annual conference. Proposals that address the theme of the conference “On the Edge,” are especially encouraged. Open to proposals from individuals, curators, schools, organizations, that include work by new, emerging, and established artists. The conference is scheduled March 28-31, 2012, in Seattle, Washington. For more information, contact: NCECA, 77 Erie Village Square, Ste. 280, Erie, CO 80516-6996; Phone: (866) 266-2322; or check website:

Bike Rack Design and Fabrication - VA
Deadline: December 10, 2010. The City of Roanoke, Virginia seeks qualified artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install at least one bike rack in the City of Roanoke. The design may be used to produce other bike racks in the future. Those may or may not be fabricated by the chosen artist. This project is open to all artists and artist teams, age 18 and over, who are residents of the United States. For more information, go to:

Working in Wonder: Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University - NJ
Deadline December 1, 2010.  Seeking submissions for “Working in Wonder,” a group exhibition.  Open to all artists working in any medium.  Exhibition dates are January 18 through February 11, 2011.   $15/5 entries. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork exploring themes inspired by cabinets of curiosities, kunstkammern and wunderkammern.  The exhibit will explore these themes in both  contemporary and historical frameworks.  “Working in Wonder” will discuss the cabinet and examine its influence on contemporary art.  The exhibition will address the co-existence of naturalia and artificialia in the cabinet and in contemporary art.  A brief overview of the history of the cabinet will precede the core of the exhibit, which will feature artists who have taken the ideas of the curiosity cabinet and applied them in a contemporary framework.
Prospectus: Website:

Two exhibitions - Space & Fame: Paul Robeson Galleries - Rutgers University - NJ
Deadlines: December 13, 2010. SPACE: With the recent announcement that National Aeronautics and Space Administration (or NASA - best known as the agency that put the first man on the moon), is about to end its moon program for the foreseeable future it seems timely to curate an exhibition about the issues relating to space exploration.  We are seeking proposals for work relating to the topic of ‘space’, and this may include: Perceptions of future life based in space, Space agencies, i.e. NASA, Russian space agency, the race for space, NASA by products, Objects in space - moon, sun, stars, planets, asteroid, meteor, galaxy, Ways of viewing space from earth- telescopes, satellites, The life of an astronaut, The possibility of other life forms in space, aliens, Popular culture and science fiction – Television (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), film (Star wars) and literature, Design for space – the spaceship, lifestyles within space craft. Exhibition will be on display September- December 2011.

Fame is defined as an impression, report or opinion about someone or something which is widely known.  It may be of a positive of negative nature, and impact on the standing of that individual within a society.  The United States has been described as a fame hungry culture, which has been fuelled in recent years by the plethora of communication devices, social networking internet sites which facilitate the dispersal of information in real time, and a slew of reality programming on both television and the internet.  This exhibition will focus on the work of artists who address ideas about fame and infamy, celebrity culture, current idols, imitation of celebrities, any and all attempts to secure at least 15 minutes in the spotlight. Exhibition will be on display January – March 2012. These exhibitions will be accompanied by substantial exhibition catalogues. Please do not contact us for a status report on your application; all artists will be notified in due course as to the outcome of their proposal. All proposals must be posted to: Exhibitions Department, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, 350 Dr Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Newark, New Jersey, 07102. A proposal should consist of the following: An artist statement illustrating your concept and how it relates to this exhibition. A CD with images (still or moving) of related artworks and an accompanying list of details about the works (title, date, medium, dimensions, and possibly a narrative). A recent resume. Your complete contact details – name, address, email address, telephone. Website:

Kickin' Back: Design for Leisure - PA
Deadline: December 10, 2010. The Philadelphia Art Alliance (Philadelphia, PA) invites designers and architects from the Mid-Atlantic region to reflect on the concept of leisure and submit objects, renderings or prototypes that either complement and/or comment upon what constitutes contemporary states of rest or play. From public spaces such as retail environments and parks, to objects that provide comfort or promote interaction in private environments, you are asked for work that provokes questions about what surrounds us in our daily lives, and elaborate on how design impacts our downtime. From such objects as hammocks, bedding or garments, to toys, sports equipment or even human-powered vehicles, designers are encouraged to submit works that reflect ways in which objects can enhance and encourage leisure activity. See prospectus for complete details @ $10 fee. The exhibit will be juried by Hilary Jay, Executive Director of Design Philadelphia and opens January 27, 2011. Questions? Contact Melissa Caldwell, Director of Exhibitions at or call 215-545-4302.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Call for Artists - NY
Deadline: December 1, 2010. The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, NY seeks artists 18 and over working in all mediums to apply for solo/group shows in 2011-2012. We have three galleries on site and two satellite galleries. We host exhibits throughout the year, generally running 4 - 8 weeks. In particular we are looking for new and innovative art. $25 entry fee, or $15 for members of Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. Download the call to artists (PDF format) at: for more info. Questions? Please contact Cornelia Tobey at or call 518-352-7715.

Louisiana Purchase: National Biennial Juried Exhibition - LA
Deadline: January 2, 2011. Louisiana Tech University (LA Tech) is accepting submissions for its first national juried competition, Louisiana Purchase: National Biennial Juried Exhibition. This is a multi-media show for 2 dimensional works (including video) exploring any theme. Exhibition Dates: March 2 - April 7, 2011. Visit for details and submission guidelines (click on Galleries > Calls for Entry). Visit to submit online. Awards: Best in Show- $500 + a solo exhibition at LA Tech in 2012/2013. Juror's Choice - $300. Juror: Barbara Bloemink. Barbara Bloemink is currently an international independent curator and museum consultant. Previously the Curatorial Director of the Smithsonian's National Design Museum, Bloemink has served as director and chief curator of five art museums including the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, and the Hudson River Museum. She has organized over 60 museum exhibitions internationally including Florine Stettheimer: Manhattan Fantastica at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Additionally, she has written numerous books and has lectured and taught on international contemporary art and design. Bloemink received her B.A. in art history from Stanford University; an M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU) and an additional M.A. and her Ph.D. from Yale University.

Minds over Matter at The (Makers) Market: The Old American Can Factory - NY
The (Makers) Market at The Old American Can Factory presents, *Minds over Matter* a series of ten curated, materials-based shows, changing weekly, that exhibit and offer artisanal wares made of a different material - one each week, over ten weeks. Materials and show dates are: (Me) Metal 09/19/10, (Bo) Botanicals 09/26/10, (Ce) Ceramics 10/03/10, (Pa) Paper 10/10/10, (Le) Leather 10/17/10, (Gl) Glass 10/24/10, (Fi) Fiber 10/31/10, (Wo) Wood 11/7/10, (Sy) Synthetics 11/14/10, and (Su) Sugar 11/21/10. Artisans and artists are invited to apply to exhibit and sell at each materials show and/or at the general market. Applications, due 10 days before each show/market, and details at the website: The (Makers) Market is an indoor, year-round, artisan market located at The (OA) Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn. It is a 'destination' market offering buyers and visitors a weekly, changing, diverse group of Makers who sell their wares of enduring design, high-quality materials, and artisanal fabrication. The (OA) Can Factory is an historic, industrial & arts complex, known as a curated haven to more than 250 artisans, designers, artists, filmmakers, publishers and non-profit organizations. Built on the Gowanus Canal in 1886-1901 with a medievalesque courtyard, alleyway and overpasses, the complex has a quiet, vibrant artistic energy animated throughout the year by uncommon performances, exhibitions and events presented in and around the buildings. Website:

Dave Bown Projects - 1st Semiannual Competition - CO
Dave Bown Projects ( announces a call to artists for a juried online exhibition. $5,000 (1st Prize: $2,500; 2nd Prize: $1,500; 3rd Prize: $1,000) plus purchases. Juror: Eva Frosch, Co-owner, frosch&portmann, New York. This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible. Dave Bown will be buying works of art, on an ongoing basis, from select artists as submissions are received. Entry Fee: $30 USD. There are no additional fees. Visit website for details at: Questions? Please contact Dave Bown at

Call for Works: Instructions for Initial Conditions - NE
Deadline: January 3, 2011. Drift Station Gallery and Parallax Space are pleased to announce a call for artworks for their upcoming exhibition “Instructions for Initial Conditions”. The show will consist of instructions exhibited as artworks, either to be carried out by the audience or realized in their minds. In Chaos Theory, the initial condition refers to a simple starting point that, when the system is set into motion, is radically transformed into an unpredictable result. Works for this exhibition should describe the initial condition by which an artwork can be made or enacted. The work may use traditional or non-traditional materials, be performative or socially integrated, be text- or sound-based, be purely poetic and only to be realized mentally, or in another unforeseen form. The pieces need not be actually realizable; in other words, they can be impossible or purely conceptual. For a full prospectus, please visit, 

Gender Matters/Matters of Gender: Juried Exhibition - PA
Deadline: December 1, 2010. Ever since Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro organized the collective Womanhouse project in San Francisco in 1972, as well as Judy Chicago’s 1979 Dinner Party, shows centering on women’s reality have become a staple in galleries nationwide. Gender Matters/Matters of Gender, expands this tradition to include works by artists of both sexes who work from a consciousness of how gender is reflected in art, how the artist’s gender influences her or his medium, and how gender often affects the circumstances in which the artist creates. This show will include a range of artists who make art which explores sexual identity, evolutions in biological reproduction and art which is sometimes informed by an awareness of gender based craft and traditions. Exhibition dates: March 23-April 20, 2011. Juror: Judith Tannenbaum, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. To download the prospectus and submit entries, go to:


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Falls Church Arts Holiday Market

Saturdays, November 20 through December 18.

Calling member artists to exhibit and sell their holiday season "giftable goods" at the Falls Church Farmers' Market - recently named #1 in the country. Sign up to market your note cards, jewelry, fabric arts, paintings, and other works at the FCA-sponsored spaces outside City Hall, 300 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA. This show is open to current Falls Church Arts members. To join or renew your membership click here. To sign up, email FCA at Indicate preferred exhibit dates and type of work to be sold.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

December 3-5: ArtFest and the Holiday Ceramics Show and Sale and Jewelry Show and Sale

ArtFest 2010 - Our Lively Open House and Holiday Party!
Friday, December 3, 6:00-9:00pm at The Madison Annex (305 Madison Street)

Join us as we open up our 3D instructional space for our annual holiday party. Check out where our most hands-on classes are taught while enjoying artist demos, 2D/3D exhibits, our very popular holiday ceramic and jewelry sales (held throughout the weekend), live music by Rew Smith Band, food and drinks, and more... and admission is free! Click here for more info.

Holiday Ceramic Show and Sale

From functional to freeform, one of a kind ceramic vessels and sculptures created by students and associates of the Art League Ceramics Department will be for sale December 3 – 5 at the Madison Annex during our popular annual Holiday Ceramic and Pottery Sale.  Meet the artists and give unique artwork this holiday season— all while supporting a local nonprofit and a community of artists.  Artworks for sale will fit all budgets.
Friday, December 3, 12:00 noon-9:00 pm
Saturday, December 4, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday, December 5, 12:00 noon-5:00 pm

Holiday Jewelry Show and Sale
The Jewelry Show and Sale, featured Friday and Saturday, will showcase a variety of jewelry to fit all tastes created by Art League students.
Friday, December 3, 12:00 noon-9:00 pm
Saturday, December 4, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Thanks to our ArtFest Sponsors: MRE Properties, Montgomery Center, and Burke & Herbert Bank.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Transition to Digital" at The Art League

David Applegate (Conservator, National Gallery of Art) and Jim Steele (Photographer, Torpedo Factory Resident Artist) will present "Transition to Digital" on Thursday, November 18, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Art League Gallery.

This informal talk will focus on the transition from traditional film processes to the current state-of-the-art digital processing. Both technical and esthetic issues that have happened as a result of this transition will be discussed and the speakers will show examples of the various processes photographers use today. Visit The Art League's Events page for further information. Reservations are not required.

Hamiltonian Artists Present: Taxes for Artists

Hamiltonian Artists Professional Development Speaker Series

Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 7pm, at Hamiltonian Gallery

Taxes for Artists

Guess what? That time of year will be here again faster than you know!

One of the biggest hurdles artists have to wrestle with every single year is filing their taxes. Between choosing which Schedule to fill out, how many qualified deductions one can make, and deciding if ones studio practice is a bona fide business, artists make many common mistakes when reporting to Uncle Sam.

Debbie Harrison and Benjamin Takis will help clarify the different avenues artists can take when administrating the business of their art. Together, they will provide a general base of tax knowledge, and tackle more advanced topics relevant to artists

The talk will begin promptly at 7pm at Hamiltonian Gallery, on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Please RSVP to, 202.332.1116

Please DO come prepared with questions that will help you understand the tax process for artists!
Please DO NOT come with your personal tax information/forms, as we are not preparing your taxes!

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