Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Artist Opportunities!

Event Location: Reston, Virginia
Event Dates: May 19 and 20, 2012

Application Fee: $50
Application Deadline: Nov 01, 2011
Late Deadline: Nov 15, 2011 (Additional $50 to apply)
May 19 and 20, 2012 marks the 21st Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival showcasing the best contemporary fine art and craft from around the country. Over two hundred artists fill the streets of Reston’s up-scale Town Center with an outdoor art exhibition that is regarded as one of the top festivals on the East Coast.  Artists are selected on the basis of quality, originality, and craftsmanship by a panel of jurors who are experts in their fields. Festival  organizers also invite ten award winners from the previous year and six percent of participating artists.  In 2011, thirty percent of exhibitors were first-time artists. The festival is produced by Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in support of its exhibition, education, and outreach programs. No sales commissions are charged and festival admission is free but voluntary donations are encouraged. 100% of the funds collected go directly to support GRACE’s mission. 
MISSION: The mission of Greater Reston Arts Center is to enrich community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary visual arts. The purpose of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival is to help fulfill the mission by offering the highest quality fine art and craft to the public in an exciting, easily accessible, and well-managed venue.
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Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2013 Season

Application Deadline: 
October 16, 2011
Application Fee: 
$10 for Grace Members
 $25 for Non Members
Event Dates:
4 – 6 weeks from November 2012 through September of 2013
GRACE (Greater Reston Arts Center) is a non-profit arts center in Northern Virginia dedicated to presenting visual art that illuminates new ideas and promotes dialogue between artists and audience. The exhibition program offers artists from the mid-Atlantic region opportunities to experiment and expand their work in an open, contemporary space. Artists living or working in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia are invited to submit proposals.
GRACE exhibitions are scheduled from September through July and include solo exhibitions, thematic shows, site-specific and inter-active installations, and an annual juried exhibition. The arts center also sponsors opening receptions, artist talks, workshops, readings, music, dance, and other cultural programs as part of its mission to engage the community in contemporary art.
The arts center is now accepting proposals for periods of approximately 4 – 6 weeks from November 2012 through September of 2013. Six solo artists will be grouped into two Focus Exhibitions, each featuring three artists in separate areas of the gallery. Group exhibition proposals are also welcomed.

Call for Video Artists: AC Institute  - NY
Deadline: October 15, 2011. 
In keeping with our mission to provide a platform for artistic exposure, the AC Institute will be unveiling a bi-weekly rotating video project, entitled Flat Out, along with our exhibition and performance calendar for the 2011-2012 year. On select Thursdays, the gallery will exhibit a new video work by emerging and experimental artists from around the globe on a LCD screen mounted at the entrance to the gallery. Please submit your video project to: You may provide links to the work as well as a proposal and CV. All hard copy submissions must be in NTSC format and may be sent to the following address: AC Institute, Attn: Rotating Video Project, 547 W. 27th St. #610, New York, NY 10001
(New) Open Call for Exhibition Proposals: Walker's Point Center for the Arts, 2012 - WI
September 15, 11. WPCA is a nonprofit organization in support of visual and performing arts and education. With two gallery spaces and seven yearly exhibitions, WPCA has formed a firm grounding as one of Milwaukee’s premier art venues. We are currently accepting proposals for the latter part of our 2012 exhibition season. WPCA does not host solo exhibitions, therefore singular proposals accepted for exhibition will be paired with artists whose work parallels theirs in aesthetic or content. Artist pairs/groups are encouraged to apply. WPCA provides a small stipend, email/mail postcard invitations to over 600 recipients including press, vinyl lettering for the exhibition, food for reception. Shipping costs will be the responsibility of the artist. WPCA retains 30% of all sales. Submission guidelines: 

Kissimmee Sculpture Experience - FL
Deadline: September 1, 2011
The purpose of the Kissimmee Sculpture Experience is to promote and market Historic Downtown Kissimmee as an up and coming art and cultural destination by displaying original sculptures around Downtown Kissimmee in the form of a walking tour. This event promotes awareness of the arts by giving people, who would not normally have access to a museum, an opportunity to view and appreciate art. As part of the Sculpture Experience, Kissimmee Main Street, which is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, will actively promote the sale of all sculptures on display. We have created a comprehensive strategy to market the Sculpture Experience that utilizes brochures, newspapers, radio, magazine and internet advertising. This gives each artist excellent exposure to potential proprietors taking the walking tour. We also host and end of the year gala to present the artists awards, and two Sip n Stroll events per year where we invite the public to take a walking guided tour, stopping at each sculpture. ) Kissimmee Main Street is accepting sculpture entries to be part of our 5th annual Kissimmee Sculpture Experience. This is a year-long exhibit of original outdoor sculptures. A total of $11,000 in cash prizes is available. This event is open to all artists from across North America. Submissions must be suitable for extended outdoor display. The deadline for entries is September 1st 2011 and placement of sculptures will begin on October 22 and 23. To submit an entry please visit and download our call to artists form, or email us at and we will send the form directly to you. The form is to be printed and sent to 421 Broadway Kissimmee FL 34741 along with a $35 entry fee, resume, a short description of the sculpture, and 3 color photographs of the proposed entry. Website: 

fpac (fort point artist community) gallery - MA
Deadline: September 10, 11. 
The FPAC Gallery in Boston is seeking proposals for 8 week group shows of two or more artists for the 2011/12 season, deadline September 10 by 5pm. Proposals are open to all media and shows will be selected by guest juror Randi Hopkins, Independent curator, co-founder of Boston’s Allston Skirt Gallery, Associate Curator at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art from Fall 2008 through Summer 2011. For submission guidelines, visit and click on fpac gallery. Website:

Night Sky: Evanston Art Center - IL
Deadline: November 1, 2011.
Night Sky argues for the relevance of a quintessentially human activity: looking up at the stars. The purpose of the exhibition is to explore the possibilities for reconnecting with a vital part of our biological, historical and cultural heritage that is in danger of extinction. Artists whose works examine the meaning of the night sky in contemporary culture are invited to submit work samples and proposals. All media will be considered for exhibition, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, video and installations. To submit proposals and work samples, send an email to with “Night Sky” in the email subject line. Include your contact information, a cover letter, artist’s statement, CV and 10-12 images (low resolution JPEGS). Include a title, date, medium and dimensions for each art work. Please Note: If selected for exhibit, all shipping and/or transportation costs for art works are the responsibility of the artist.

2012 National WCA Call for Art - CA
Deadline: November 18th, 2011. 
2012 National Women's Caucus for Art - Call for Art! “Momentum” - Contemporary Women’s Art. Commemorating 40 years of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Momentum presents the art and ideas of intergenerational contemporary women artists. Juror: Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator at LACMA.  Exhibition Venue: Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825.Show Dates: February 17 to March 2, 2012. For more info and to submit, go to: www.NATIONALWCA.ORG

Form & Function Exhibition: Bridgewater State University - MA 

Deadline: November 15, 2011. 
Bridgewater State University seeks submissions for a group exhibition that focuses on contemporary crafts. We encourage submissions that push the notions of craft. Open to media including, but not limited to: ceramics, glass, textiles, industrial design, furniture, basketry, jewelry & metal works, and bookbinding. This exhibition will be on display from February 13th to March 16th, 2012. Images must be in jpeg format at 300 dpi with the longest dimension 8”, each labeled: last name_first name_# corresponding with slide list.jpeg. Please send a maximum of 6 entries, a 1–2 paragraph artist statement, an image list (including dimensions), a submission fee of $15 (to Bridgewater State University), and a SASE for notification of results to: Bridgewater State University, Wallace Anderson Gallery, Art Department, Attn: Leigh Craven, Form & Function, 40 School Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325. 
(New) Open Call for all photographers and visual artist, "A Portrait of America" - NY
Deadline: October 2, 11. We invite you to submit your copyrighted images of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign to Joy Wai Gallery in New York City to be considered for selection as one of the roughly 100 works from about 39 artists for this competitive exhibition. Please joining us, this event, a competition exhibition in December in New York City, where we will freely express our passion to play, practice and discuss our represented art, the art business and the creativity behind it all. With this, we hope to enhance the art experience among all. Any question call us at 646.688.3155 or email us at: with the question in the subject line. “Life is an art; and in that light, we believe this exhibition will be the preeminent portrayal of life as an art reflecting America and an expression of the American story with more or submit your works, welcome to visit our website click on the link: 
(New) Road Trip: Arts Guild New Jersey - NJ
Deadline: September 15, 11. Road Trip: My America highlights the viewpoints of artists examining uniquely American themes such as American history, icons and landmarks, pastimes, and our collective culture. This can be interpreted in many different ways (ie. Focus could be on a specific subject, such as roadside architecture, or a concept like the American Dream). The exhibition loosely touches on the changing American landscape, identity (what it means to be an American), and American politics and policies. This show is not specifically about Americana folk art or historical references, although those themes can certainly be aspects of the work shown. Group exhibit in non-profit art gallery. All mediums, 2-D and 3-D works from regional artists (NJ, NY, PA) that fall within the general themes outlined above will be considered. Sorry, no shipping/transport budget. Email artist statement, exhibition history and attached images to by 9/15/11. On exhibit: Feb 12 – Mar 15, 2012
(New) The Vilcek Foundation’s dART Call for Entries - NY 
Deadline: October 21, 11. The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce a new initiative entitled dART, short for digital art, developed to celebrate the creativity and accomplishments of foreign-born artists working in the realm of new media art. We will be accepting submissions of work created by foreign-born artists using computer-based and new media technologies, to be featured in a brand-new digital art space created for this program—dARTboard—premiering on in January 2012. Submissions from artists will be accepted electronically until 5pm EDT on October 21st, 2011. Eligible applicants must be foreign-born (originally foreign citizens) and be permanent US residents (green card holders) or naturalized US citizens. For more info and to download an application, visit Qualifications: Eligible applicants must be foreign-born (originally foreign citizens) and be permanent US residents (green card holders) or naturalized US citizens. How to Apply: Submissions from artists will be accepted electronically until 5pm EDT on October 21st, 2011. To be considered, applicants must submit the following electronically by email to • Completed Application Form. • Three Short Essays, responding to questions included in the Application. • A scanned copy of applicant’s green card or passport (if a naturalized citizen). • A copy of applicant’s resume/CV. • Up to five (5) digital examples of the submitted work (images, video, audio, etc.). In lieu of a file, applicants may submit URL links leading to the work sample(s), if hosted online. Please provide URL information in the space(s) provided on the Application Form. The Application, including submitted files, must not exceed 10MB. File size: Image files may be a maximum of 300 dpi and 1000x1000 pixels. Video files may be a maximum of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Recommended file types: PDF, .doc, .jpg, .tif, .png, .mov, .mp4, .flv, .avi, .mp3, .aac, .aiff, .wav. Website:

Richmond Art Gallery International Mail Art Exhibition and Swap - VA
Deadline: October 1, 11. 
We invite artists from all over the world to contribute their work for the Richmond Art Gallery’s Mail Art Exhibition from November 17, 2011 – January 8, 2012. Theme: Economy. Technique: OPEN. Size: 5” x 5” (120 mm x 120 mm) – only works of this size will be accepted. Include: Full name, Address, Country, Title of work, Medium, Year, E-mail address. Enclose: $3 CDN (or equivalent) for return postage, or SASE from Canada. Exhibition: November 17, 2011 – January 8, 2012. All works will also be exhibited online for one year. Address entries to: Mail Art Exhibition, Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 Canada. More information at: Gallery website: Contact:

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