Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Salt Lake Art Center's Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting

Salt Lake Art Center and Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation are pleased to announce the creation of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting, a new national painting prize that will recognize exceptional emerging and mid-career artists in the United States. The recipient of this bi-annual prize will receive a 15,000 USD cash award and a solo exhibition at Salt Lake Art Center, giving residents of Utah an unprecedented opportunity to view work by leading contemporary painters.

"Catherine Doctorow was a dedicated and hard-working contemporary painter in the 1950's and 1960's. All of her family at the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation are so proud to be part of the creation of the Catherine Doctorow Prize. We know she would be delighted that her love of painting is creating a place today for emerging and mid-career artists to flourish," says Suzanne Larson, daughter of Catherine Doctorow and trustee, Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.

According to Adam Price, Executive Director of Salt Lake Art Center, "We are honored to sustain the memory of Catherine Doctorow in this fashion and thrilled that Utah will now be the home of one of the most important painting awards in the country. We expect the recipients of the Catherine Doctorow Prize to become the leaders of American art in the next decade. "

As the permanent home of the Catherine Doctorow Prize, Salt Lake Art Center will invite up to 200 nominators who are arts professionals in the United States to nominate painters of promise. Nominators will include: museum and gallery directors, curators, art and art history professors, artists, and art writers. The members of the jury will be selected from arts leaders nationwide.

Please see for further details and eligibility requirements.

The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation

Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation was established as a charitable trust in New York City in 2004. The JCDFF is committed to developing long-term relationships with non-profit organizations devoted to cultural activity in the performing, visual, and written arts and those that provide mental health services.

Salt Lake Art Center

Salt Lake Art Center is Utah's premiere venue for contemporary art. Founded in 1931 and now located in the heart of Salt Lake City, the Art Center exhibits groundbreaking work by leading local and international artists. Recent exhibitions include
Contemporary Masters: Artist-Designed Miniature Golf, and Sundance Film Festival's New Frontier program. Upcoming exhibitions include site-specific creations by the California artist collective Fallen Fruit; Robert Fontenot's The Place This Is, a conceptual exploration of the stories and histories of Utah and America through materials commonly associated with the domestic realm; and community installations designed to move the very best in contemporary art outside the four walls of the gallery and into places where people work, live, and play. The Art Center rounds out its offerings with a lively mix of award-winning educational programs, film screenings, panel discussions, and events celebrating Salt Lake's vibrant local art scene.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Torpedo Factory Art Center Annual Jury

Call for Applicants

Annual Jury for Artist Members: February 28 - March 3

Drop Off Date: Monday, February 28
Artists working in fine arts and fine crafts are eligible to apply for the Torpedo Factory's Annual Jury for new members. Upon selection, the associate artist member is eligible to sublease from our resident artists and work toward joining a studio in the future.

Click to learn more about the Annual Jury process

Visiting Artist Program: June - August 2011
Deadline: Monday, February 28

Emerging and experienced artists are encouraged to apply for one, two, or three month residencies at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Visiting Artists will be able to display and sell original work, and will be provided with workspace.

Torpedo Factory Art Center
82 Artist Studios – 6 Galleries
The Art League School – Archaeology Museum
Open Daily 10am – 6pm, Thursdays until 9pm
Studio and Gallery Hours Vary
On the Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria
105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

The 2011 Patrons' Show is the Most Fun Fundraiser Yet

DC’s Most Fun Art Fundraiser is living up to its name. Sold out and featuring more than 660 works of spectacular art, this year’s Patrons’ Show at The Art League is breaking many records.

The event was featured in Washingtonian Magazine's July 2010 Best Bet's Issue as the "Most Fun Art Fundraiser," and it's certainly shaping up to be with all the buzz and excitement surrounding this year's event. Tickets to the popular annual event sold out quickly during ticket sales weekend, and donations from Art League and Torpedo Factory artists poured in, worth well more than the $175 ticket price.

The Patrons’ Show is an experience that's part fundraiser, part block party, and totally fun. It's The Art League’s biggest fundraising event of the year, and it provides seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike with the awesome opportunity to acquire quality works of fine art at a bargain price while supporting a non-profit organization and community of artists. For each ticket drawn, ticket-holders go home with a work of art valued anywhere from $175 to upwards of thousands of dollars.

The number of tickets sold matches the number of works donated. Ticket-holders fill the gallery during the two weeks the exhibit is featured; staying for hours studying the artwork, making prioritized lists, and taking copious notes of their favorite pieces so they'll be prepared to select from the available artwork when their names are drawn.

During the night of the event, the Torpedo Factory is packed with excited ticket holders. Tickets are randomly drawn and when the name of each ticket-holder is announced, they may select an available work of art from the show that they wish to add to their collection.

All proceeds go to benefit The Art League’s educational programming, exhibits, and community outreach programs. Tickets are sold out for 2011, but keep an eye out for the 2012 Patrons’ Show – it will be an event not to miss!

The 2011 Patrons' Show will take place this Sunday, February 20 at 5:00 pm.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Spring Registration!

Spring Registration opened today for the Spring term which begins the week of April 4. Check out our website to browse all of the course offerings and to register!

Student/Faculty Show

You're invted to The Art League’s annual Student/Faculty Show held in The Art League Gallery, February 23-March 6, 2011.
 This popular annual exhibit features the diverse talents of our current students and faculty. The Student/Faculty Show provides current students with the opportunity to exhibit in a professional level gallery, and it allows the public to see and appreciate the high level of artwork our students are creating. It is also a great opportunity for potential students to view the work of our professional instructors.

A closing reception will be held Sunday, March 6, 2:00-4:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Google's Art Project

Looking for some art historical information but don't have the time or money to hop on a flight to Florence, Prague, London, or New York? Check out Google's new Art Project where you can virtually tour over fifteen museums from around the world, view high resolution images of famous works, and curate your own collections.

Move through galleries, exploring works in situ.

Zoom in on specific works to see details and learn more.

This is a great tool for artists to get some inspiration from works they otherwise may not be able to see in person. Check it out!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival

Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival
Location: Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
Event Dates: June 11, 2011 - June 12, 2011
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!

March Madness at the Target Gallery

The Target Gallery and the March of Dimes are teaming up to raise money for both organizations with the appropriate title, "March Madness." This exhibit is open to ALL DC-area & regional artists with the requirement that the work is created on 10x10-inch wood panels provided by the Target Gallery. The $12 entry fee guarantees entry into the exhibit, one wood panel, a chance for jurors’ awards, and free entry with one drink ticket to the Art Party on March 25. There is a limit of three entries per artist.

March Madness Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: March 12-27, 2011
Deadline for Participation: March 7, 2011 by 6:00 pm
Entry Fee: $12

Deadline for Participation: March 7, 2011 by 6:00 pm

Upon receipt of the $12 entry fee, the gallery will provide the artist with a blank wood panel, 10 x10 inches. The artist will need to pick the panel up at the gallery between 10am to 6:00 pm. Completed artwork must be brought back to the gallery between March 11-14, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, to be included in the exhibit. All artwork must be created on the panels provided by the gallery.
Jurors’ Awards & Best of the Rest: Five awards will be given at the Art Party on March 25. Four jurors will each choose their favorite piece. The gallery will award prizes to the winners. The audience at the Art Party will have an opportunity to select their favorite piece to receive a Best of the Rest Award.

Apply Now!
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