Wednesday, August 3, 2011

National Arts Opportunities!

From FindArtInfoBank.com!
9th National Print Competition and Exhibition - CADeadline: 09/23/11 September 23, 11. The Janet Turner Print Museum seeks artists whose work expresses printmaking’s tradition in unique and innovative combinations of media that may encompass 2D, 3D, time-based work, installations, and other new technologies. Critical elements include a well-developed aesthetic including contemporary issues and their expression in content. Juror: Franklin Sirmans, Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will be the juror for the 9th Biennial Janet Turner National Print Competition. Awards: Best in Show Friends Prize: Solo exhibition in 2013. Other cash and purchase awards total up to $3,000. Printable entry forms available from: csullivan@csuchico.edu or www.theturner.org. Entries must be postmarked by September 23, 2011.
Frackin' Art: The Fine Art of Hydraulic Fracturing - PA Deadline: September 9, 2011. Exploiting the Earth’s resources for energy is part of what humans do.  Recently, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies have demonstrated great promise in extracting natural gas from deep underground. These technologies rupture deep rock formations with the high-pressure injection of a mixture of water, sand and chemical additives, liberating the gas within. Fracturing these layers of rock is commonly called Hydrofracking or Fracking. As with most energy extraction methods, controversy flourishes with hydrofracking. We need the energy… people need jobs & money…there are dangers… humans take shortcuts… tycoons abandon played out sites… etc. Fracking is no different, and has plenty of arguments coming from many perspectives. Oil City, PA is in the middle of a large shale field being fracked called Marcellus. Because of our geography the local art community felt it was appropriate to invite artists to display their ideas on Fracking. We want art to facilitate a public discourse, and we call the show Frackin’ Art. We invite work from artists reflecting their view on hydrofracking – the benefits, the dangers, the future, the fears, or any other inspiration.  There are many national and international sites where hydrofracking is an issue and artists from any locale are invited. Go tohttp://www.georgecooley.com/frackinart.htm for more information. This event is open to anyone. How to Apply: Up to three (3) entries per artist, $25 entry fee. Payable to the Oil City Arts and Culture Commission. Jurying will be done from JPG digital images submitted on a disk as JPGs 300 dpi.  No more than 2 views of any given work, label clearly. Two-dimensional work must be ready to hang. Space is limited, single entry not to exceed 4 x 4 feet, and 50 lbs. Three-dimensional work must be ready to exhibit. Space is limited, single entry not to exceed 4 x 4 feet of floor space, 6 feet in height, and 100 lbs. Due at the offices of ARTS Oil City, 206 Seneca Street, First Floor, Oil City, PA 16301 and postmarked by Friday, September 9th. No exceptions. Go to http://www.georgecooley.com/call.htm for complete submission guidelines.
Juried Book Photo Contest: Intimate Landscape - MNDeadline: October 18, 11. Open to Interpretation is now calling on photographers to submit images for consideration in a juried book competition. Project Details: Open to Interpretation is a collaborative book project bringing together photographers, poets and writers. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers’ submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. The unique collaboration adds new dimensions to both the photos and the written word. Book Title: Open to interpretation. Theme: Intimate Landscape. Juror: Karen Irvine, Curator of Publications, Museum of Contemporary Photography. Submission Fee: $40 for 5 images, $10 each additional. Early Entry: $10 discount if submitted by August 23, 2011. Awards: $300 Jurors Selection Award. www.open2interpretation.com
Manipulate: A juried exhibition of hand altered photographs - NCDeadline: September 4, 11. “Manipulated” is an open call for entries of photo-based works which have been altered by the artist’s physical hand at any point in the process of its creation. All content and photographic media is acceptable -- alternative processes, traditional black and white, and/or digital methods, as long as the actual hand of the artist has been employed to manipulate either the negative, the print, or both. Images which have been altered using digital methods are welcome, but only when utilized in addition to physical hand manipulation. Full Prospectus with submission details can be found at:http://castellphotographygallery.com/Artists/22862/Manipulated_Prospectus.pdf
3rd Annual National Cup Show - NYDeadline: August 12, 11 at 6PM. Dutchess County Art Association / Barrett Art Center. Barrett Art Center announces its 3rd Annual National Cup Show. Open to all US artists, age 18 and over. All works submitted should be 90% clay. Both functional and non-functional pieces completed within the last 2 years are eligible. No student work. Juror: Adam Welch, Director, Greenwich House Pottery. Entry Fee: $30 for the first 3 images; $6 for each additional image. Prospectus available online at www.barrettartcenter.org, by calling (845) 471-2550, emailingLSpence@barrettartcenter.org, or sending SASE to BAC, 55 Noxon St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Exhibition Dates: Sept. 24 - Dec. 17, 2011 at Barrett Clay Works, 485 Main St., Poughkeepsie, NY.
Associated Artists of Winston-Salem: Cultural Crossroads national juried show - NCDeadline: 08/19/11 August 19, 11. Museum professional David J. Brown will select artwork for this fall's national juried exhibition, Cultural Crossroads, October 13–November 22. Awards: Best in show $1,000, 2nd Place $500, 3rd Place $250, Honorable Mentions $50. Artists are encouraged to consider many aspects of the Cultural Crossroads theme, from their own traditional cultural perspectives to the ways in which travel or other cross-cultural experiences have influenced their creativity and forms of expression. To download a prospectus, seehttp://www.associatedartists.org/ or email shows@associatedartists.org.
Woman Made Gallery: Bare Essentials: Minimalism in the 21st Century - ILDeadline: Augusts 17, 2011. Minimalism is a specific movement identified with the evolution of post-World War II art. The movement pioneers – among them Frank Stella and Carl Andre – felt that “art excludes the unnecessary”. These artists – including others such as Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, Agnes Martin and others – were rooted in the reductive aesthetic aspects of modernism. It was this reductive element which these artists pursued in their movement away from the prevalence of Abstract Expressionism. “Bare Essentials: Minimalism in the 21st Century” is an exhibition that will explore how women artists are influenced by these earlier ideologies, and how they attempt to make them their own. Please include an artist statement and a $30 entry fee. Exhibition dates: Nov. 4 - Dec. 22, 2011. http://www.womanmade.org/entryform.html. Website: http://www.womanmade.org
Open Call for Entries: 9x12 Works on Paper Show - TXDeadline: 11/15/11 November 15, 11. Artworks on or of paper may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 x 12 envelope; folded, 3D or multi-part OK. Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper or digital prints OK (other materials attached-OK). Original artworks only; no reproductions. Put artist`s name, address, title & date of work and medium on back. No entry form. Open to all artists – no age or geographical restrictions. All artwork shown – no jury. Entry fee is $5US/piece; 5 entries max. Postmark deadline November 15, 2011. All artwork for sale for $100US; artist gets 80%. Unsold works with SASE will be mailed by Jan 31; no metering. Send entries, entry fee by check or M.O. to 9 x 12, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy, Ft Worth, TX 76107. More information available at elaine@fwcac.org or www.fwcac.org; prospectus athttp://www.fwcac.com/images/9x12prospectus2011.pdf
Brooklyn Artists Gym: 'One Foot in Each World' - NYDeadline: September 1, 11. Follow any person off the street for one day, and watch her shift - between languages, mannerisms, states of mind. He might cover his tattoos for work. She may dress in drag on the weekends. He might have joint custody. She may lie about still going to church. He may have moved into a neighborhood where he is a constant outsider in a tight-knit community. Whether it's cultural, racial, emotional, or practical, we all adjust ourselves according to time and place. But for some people, the overlapping edges of one self versus another are stronger, more defined. In conjunction with an installation by vvitalny, which explores the intersection of Polish and American culture in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, BAG is interested in your interpretation and experience of living within overlapping worlds. Submissions: http://www.brooklynartistsgym.com/brooklyn-art-events/show_applications
International Museum of Surgical Science: Anatomy in the Gallery - ILDeadline: 10/15/11 October 15, 11. "Anatomy in the Gallery," a rotating exhibition program at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, showcases medically related contemporary art within the unique context of the Museum’s historical collections and exhibits. The program is currently accepting exhibition proposals for 2012-13 from individual artists, groups, and curators, including work in any medium. The medical theme is open to interpretation, but figure studies without additional medical content do not qualify. Details/questions:www.imss.org/exhopp.htm or lindsey@imss.org.
Call for Proposals-Coburn Art Gallery - OH Deadline September 30, 2011. The Coburn Gallery of Ashland University is accepting proposals for individual or group exhibitions for the 2012/2013 exhibition season. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Proposals should include 15-20 digital jpeg images on CD, image list, artist resume and artist statement. Please mail proposal packets to Cynthia C. Petry, The Coburn Gallery, 331 College Avenue, Ashland, Ohio, 44805. Deadline September 30, 2011 Notifications will be sent during the month of January 2012. Proposal packets will not be returned without SASE. How to Apply: Proposals should include 15-20 digital jpeg images on CD, image list, artist resume and artist statement. Please mail proposal packets to Cynthia C. Petry, The Coburn Gallery, 331 College Avenue, Ashland, Ohio, 44805.

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