Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Art Camp!

How cute is this?! This is the design on our 2011 Art Camp t-shirts, designed by one of our school staffers :) There's still space in our summer art camp for kids, so go and sign your little ones up! It's super fun - the whole staff would sneak away to art camp if we could :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

London Fever at The Art League!

The Art League Travel Workshop, London Through the Eyes of the Artist: An Art History/Sketching Workshop with Robert Liberace, recently returned from London, where they were immersed in a culture of art, over-the-top headwear and of course, royal wedding mania! 


Travel workshop coordinator Margaret Cerutti said the mission as a whole was to study John Singer Sargent and his life's work. His studio was on the famed culture hub of Tite Street, where famous creative legends like Oscar Wilde and James McNeill Whistler also lived. 


"We got to visit Sargent's studio, which is privately owned now," says Cerutti. "It is still in use today, by special request. Nelson Shanks used it while painting the official portraits of Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher."


The London stop was one of four cities planned during this particular The Art League travel series, "Through the Eyes of the Artist," which also includes art staples Venice, Florence, and Rome. Rob Liberace, a popular artist and instructor at The Art League School, leads all four international trips; an idea which formed due to some unusual circumstances. "Rob had to miss class sometimes," says Cerutti. "He had a lot of obligations and duties come up, but he always made it up to the students by taking them to the National Gallery." As Liberace led his pupils around the halls, lovingly pointing out his favorite works of art and explaining what they meant to him, the group mysteriously got bigger and bigger throughout the visit. "We always ended up with about 50 other people following us around!" she laughed. "I thought that with his passion for art and teaching, he would be the perfect person to lead these trips. He makes the work come alive."


London was chosen as one of the four stops because of its ancient architecture, storied past and bursting arts culture. But when the trip was planned months back, the staff didn't foresee a crucial event in the making for England's history: the royal wedding. "It was everywhere," says Cerutti. "Every store had souvenirs, the restaurants were advertising chalkboard specials to served only on that day, and even bone china was available to celebrate it!" But the most amazing spectacle was the array of headwear. "Not only was the wedding coming up, but the Queen's birthday was that week. All of the women were wearing these hats out of respect for the Queen."


Needless to say, Cerutti came home with a bit of hat fever. Lucky for her, Jan Wutkowski, world-famous milliner, just arrived in Alexandria to teach a workshop for The Art League School. Cerutti signed up and spent the weekend constructing a wide-brimmed hat out of plaid and black silk. "I'm hoping it will match my winter coat," says Cerutti. "Because that's when I think it will be done!"

For more information on The Art League's Art Travel Workshops, please click here.

Day-Long State Tour with The Art League!

Leuchtenberg Diamond Tiara,1900
Briolette, pear-shaped and old-cut diamonds, gold, platinum
Arthur and Dorothy McFerrin Collection © C & M Photographers
The Art League is gearing up for a day trip! On August 18th, we're taking registered guests to Richmond to see “Faberge' Revealed." at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then to Petersburg, Virginia to see the "Tiffany Windows" in Old Blandford Church. 


Imperial Peter the Great Easter Egg, 1903
Egg: gold, platinum, diamonds, rubies, enamel, sapphire, watercolor, ivory, rock crystal
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt. Photo: Katherine Wetzel  


Star Frame, 1896
Gold, enamel, pearls, glass, ivory
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.  Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt. Photo: Katherine Wetzel 
The Faberge' exhibit, which opens July 9 at the VMFA in Richmond, will feature the largest collection of Faberge' on public view in the United States, totaling more than 500 objects.



Imperial Napoleonic Egg, 1912
Gold, enamel, diamonds, platinum, ivory velvet, silk
Matilda Geddings Gray Foundation Collection
The Russian jeweler Karl Faberge', considered to be one of the most famous jewelers of all time, crafted objects for the families of the last two tsars of Russia and for most of Europe's nobility. Faberge’s creations are crafted from gold, platinum, diamonds and rubies, as well as other precious metals and gemstones. He is best known for his Imperial Easter eggs. VMFA's collection is the largest public collection of Faberge' in this country and includes five Russian Imperial Easter eggs. Only 50 were ever created by this most talented artist. The exhibit installation will allow for a 360-degree view of each Imperial egg. Other objects on exhibit, include the Empress Josephine Tiara, the Lilies of the Valley Basket, enameled picture frames and clocks, gold cigarette cases and cane tops, ruby studded brooches and boxes and hardstone animals and flowers in rock crystal vases.





Following lunch, at the museum’s Best CafĂ© (on your own) and time to visit the book/gift shop, you will continue on to Petersburg, VA to view the Tiffany Windows of the Old Blandford Church. Jimmy Powers, internationally known stained glass artist and Art League instructor, will be your guide. Originally built in 1735, restoration began in 1901 to turn this little church into a Confederate Memorial Chapel. Louis Comfort Tiffany was commissioned to design 15 memorial stained glass windows, one for each of the 15 Confederate States to honor its soldiers. The first four magnificent windows were unveiled in 1904.




Trip includes: coffee and breakfast snacks prior to departure, entrance with audio guide tour to Faberge’ show, time to visit and explore the museum gift shop, entrance to Old Blandford Church with guide, and round-trip bus transportation.

Day trip price: $85 for members and benefactors. $95 for non-members. 

For additional information, or reservations, please contact Margaret Cerutti at margaretc@theartleague.org 703-683-1780 x 13

Art Teachers Volunteers Wanted for Summer Camp





Volunteer to Teach Art at Casa Chirilagua in Arlandria this Summer!

This summer program offers educational programs to Latino children living in the Chirilagua neighborhood of Arlandria. This year, they are setting up an Art Studio component and they need volunteers to help teach! Volunteers will teach various media, help the kids cultivate their creativity, and help give them a way to express themselves. They ask for a one week commitment, and classes are taught in the mornings. If you are interested in learning more or volunteering, please contact Janice Philips, 703-678-8394, janice@casachirilagua.org.

Exhibit and Arts Opportunities!





Exhibit Opportunities: Greenbelt, MD


1) The Community Center Art Gallery 
15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770

The gallery on the first floor of the Community Center is the program's primary exhibition space. Shows are typically on view 5-6 weeks. Exhibitions feature both established and emerging artists with original, thought provoking work of professional quality. Community engagement is central to the mission of the Community Center Art Gallery. Local, national and international artists who are interested in leading one or more paid, hands-on workshops in conjunction with their show will be given first consideration. The gallery, formerly a classroom, is a multi-use space which supports a dynamic presence for contemporary art in community life. The space is shared throughout the week, hosting a variety of groups and meetings, creating a unique opportunity to engage diverse, new gallery viewers of all ages. The gallery is accessible to the public Monday through Saturday, 9am to 10pm and Sunday from 9am to 7pm, whenever the space is not reserved.


2) Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center
101 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770

The Greenbelt Recreation Department presents displays of 2-dimensional fine art at this venue. Artwork remains on display for a minimum of 3 months. The Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center is the city's most highly-visble indoor display space, with annual admissions exceeding 150,000. The space is accessible to the public Monday-Friday from 6am -10pm and Saturday-Sunday from 8am to 9:30pm.



How to Apply
Submissions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Submit materials for either space, or for more information write:Ndewald@greenbeltmd.gov or mail to the Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD. 20770 Attention: Nicole DeWald, Arts Supervisor. Please include the following:
  • Letter of introduction commenting on your work and concepts for a visually and conceptually unified exhibition
  • Which of the above venue(s) are of interest to you
  • Images of your work-- CD, DVD, or link to website
  • Artist’s resume
  • A proposal for related workshop for youth, teens or adults is not required, but highly recommended





Deadline extended to June 1: Artists and crafters are invited to apply to the Alexandria West End Art and Wine Festival 2011. The Festival is scheduled forOctober 8-9, 2011 along public streets in the Cameron Station subdivision and ajoining areas of Ben Brenman Park, located in Alexandria, VA. Details atwww.westendeventproductions.com or contact: Donna Kenley 703.887.7288.













Mural Artist(s) Needed: 
A group of concerned citizens working to improve Warwick Pool in Del Ray is looking for students/local artists to paint a mural inside the bath house at the pool. Visit www.friendsofwarwickpool.org or contact jenny@friendsofwarwickpool.org if interested.

New Sculpture Camp Added!





This special, last-minute addition to the summer camp roster is all about sculpture! The diversity of clay and other media is the focus of this camp on the third dimension. All materials are provided.

Is your child yearning for something new? Art camp provides a wonderful way of introducing children to several forms of visual art. In our basic art camp, each day brings a new project which may include drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. In specialty camps, the focus is on immersing the children in one media. Camps come in whole and half day sessions over a 3-5 day week. Tuition for all-day camps includes a supervised lunch hour. Create your own all-day session by combining a basic camp with a media specialty camp. When creating your own all-day session, there is an additional $35 per week charge for the supervised lunch hour. Campers in any all-day session should bring their own lunch for the midday break.  

July 5th-8th, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
$150
Ages 5-7

Visit The Art League School website to register and get more info. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Blog Makeover!

Our blog got a bit of a makeover today! What does everyone think??

Monday, June 27, 2011

Call for Entries: Eye of the Beholder



The Maryland Federation of Art is accepting entries for "Eye of the Beholder: The Fine Art of the Found Object". 

All US and Canada-residing artists are welcome to enter their found art works into this juried competition by August 24, 2011. Chosen art will be exhibited at MFA's Circle Gallery in Annapolis from October 30th-November 26, 2011. Entry fee is $35 ($20 for MFA members). Visit the online prospectus for more info! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

More Arts Opportunities, Residencies, and Jobs Across the Country!


From our friends at FindArtInfoBank.com!

CALLS FOR ARTISTS

(New) 9/11 Tribute Exhibition - NY Deadline: July 18, 2011. 9/11 Tribute Exhibition, August 31, 2011 - October 26, 2011. Juror: Joel Meyerowitz. Internationally acclaimed photographer, Joel Meyerowitz renowned for his photographs of Ground Zero, published as "Aftermath" in 2005, will jury this national call for submissions by photographers for an exhibition commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11. The exhibition will take place at the Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery on St. John's University's Queens campus. This exhibition coincides with the national conference organized to commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 on St. John's University's Manhattan campus, 101 Murray Street, from September 16-17, 2011, where Joel Meyerowitz will speak about his work on September 17th, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. For information about the exhibition: http://www.stjohns.edu/artgallery

(New) "3rd Annual NUDE" - OH The Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio seeks art for an exhibition, August 12 - September 9, 2011. Exhibiting artists receive a free copy of the full-color catalog. Juried by a rotating committee of 5-9 professional and academic advisors. Open to any artist submitting original works of art. Professionals and students in all disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works in a wide range of media and genre (including both traditional and non-traditional) with the qualification being that artwork submitted is representative of the unclothed human form. $10 per work submitted. Deadline: June 29, 2011. Visit website for prospectus at http://www.manifestgallery.org/nude11/. Questions? Contact Jason Franz at jason@manifestgallery.org or 513-861-3638. http://www.manifestgallery.org

(New) "Art That Tells A Story" - TX Deadline: July 10, 2011. Austin Art Connections (Austin, Texas) announces a call to artists for a regional exhibition, September 15 - October 15, 2011. We are looking for 2D work that creates mood, emotion, and tells a story in all media with the exception of photography and video. This can be anything from abstract to realistic and all styles in between. All work accepted will be exhibited in our gallery and on our website. Work must be original and created within the last 2 years. Must be 18 or older and a resident of Texas to submit. All artwork submitted must be for sale. $35.00 for up to 4 images. Visit website for prospectus at http://www.austinartconnections.com/call_for_entry.htm. Questions? Please contact Julie Ziegelman at call@austinartconnections.com or call 512-786-8721. http://www.austinartconnections.com/

(New) "American Mosaic" call for entries - NY Smithtown Township Arts Council announces a call to artists for a national art exhibition American Mosaic, featuring the work of artists living in America who explore their cultural heritage through their art. August 13-Sept. 16, 2011 at Mills Pond House Gallery in St. James, NY. Open to all media. Artists age 18 and up. Visit website at http://www.stacarts.org/exhibits/show/50 for complete exhibition information and entry forms. Mail-in entry deadline: received by June 27. $40 for up to 3 entries. Questions? Please contact exhibits@stacarts.org or call 631-862-6575. http://www.stacarts.org

(New) "Arkansas Pastel Society 4th National Exhibition" - AR The Arkansas Pastel Society announces a call to artists for a pastel exhibition, October 14, 2011 - January 14, 2012 at the Butler Center at Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas. Cash and Merchandise totaling $5000. Juror: Doug Dawson. Open to soft or oil pastels. Entry fee: $35 nonmembers; $30 members. Deadline: August 4, 2011. Download prospectus (PDF) from website at http://arkpastel.com/2011%20Show%20Prospectus.pdf, or send a SASE to: 316 W. 4th Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114. Questions? Please contact Nancy Martin atapsnationalshow@gmail.com or call 501-590-5934. http://arkpastel.com

(New) CCNY's National Juried Competition - NY Deadline: June 27, 2011. The Camera Club of New York (CCNY) announces an open call for its Annual National Photography Competition, July 20 - September 2, 2011. Photographers and photo-based artists working in any genre are eligible to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work. Selected applicants will be featured in an exhibition at the CCNY gallery in the summer of 2011 and on our website. The first place selection will receive a $500.00 cash award. Juror: Richard Renaldi. $40 Membership Fee. Visit website for prospectus at http://www.cameraclubny.org/competition.html. Online submission only. Questions? Contact CCNY at info@cameraclubny.org or call 212-260-9927.

(New) Call for Outdoor Sculpture and Installation at Indianapolis Art Center - IN Deadline: December 31, 12. The Indianapolis Art Center seeks proposals for our outdoor exhibition space, ArtsPark. Proposals may be submitted for existing work, site-specific installations, and/or previously unrealized projects. To apply, send a complete artist's package to: Exhibits Department, Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St., Indianapolis, IN 46220. Your proposal should include the following items on a CD or DVD: • An artist statement or project narrative, not to exceed 1 page. • A resume or biography. • 12-15 images of individual works (details may be included). • A list with title, media, size, and year completed for each image. • Videos of performance work may also be included. Note: Your proposal materials WILL NOT be returned to you. For further information about the installation sites and specifications, please contact Patrick Flaherty, Director of Exhibitions & Artist Services, atPFlaherty@IndplsArtCenter.org or 317.255.2464, ext. 238.

(New) HOME: A juried art competition to benefit Nashville homeless - TN Deadline: September 1, 11. Exhibition dates: October 20-December 14. Opening reception: October 23. The Marnie Sheridan Gallery provides insurance, PR and announcement cards. Entry is free, up to 6 images. Artist retains 50% of sales (if desired). The other 50% goes to a Nashville organization that helps the homeless. Juror is gallery director Marla Faith, faith@harpethhall.org Qualifications: All TN artists, all mediums and styles, no larger than 4x4 feet. Work must relate to the theme of HOME: from a bird's nest to a design for living to a photograph of sacred space, the idea of habitat and dwelling; be it concrete, conceptual, or imaginary, must be present in the work. Prospectus and on line entry at the bottom of https://www.harpethhall.org

(New) The 11th Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition... here and abroad - PA Deadline: November 1, 2011. Box Heart Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, January 10 - February 4, 2012. One artist receives the "Best of Show" Award. This artist becomes Box Heart's "2013 Artist of the Year" and receives their own Solo Exhibition. Jurors: Nicole Capozzi and Joshua Hogan. A maximum of twenty (20) artists will be invited to participate in the 2012 Art Inter/national Exhibition. All artists will be notified of those invited to participate before December 1, 2011. Submit an application, a maximum of three (3) entries to be considered, and an Artist Statement describing your interpretation of Art Inter/National. No entry fee. Visit website for prospectus at http://www.boxheart.org/nn/exhib.html, or send a SASE to: Box Heart, 4523 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Questions? Please contact Nicole Capozzi at boxheartexpress@earthlink.net or call 412-687-8858. http://www.boxheart.org

 (New) "Works on Paper" - CA Deadline: August 12, 2011. The Santa Cruz Art League announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 22 - November 20, 2011 in Santa Cruz, CA. $500 "Best of Show" plus $600 additional awards. Juror: Preston Metcalf, Chief Curator, Triton Museum of Art. Open to United States residents. Submissions include Printmaking, drawing, painting, bookmaking, collage, photography, and 3D construction. $40 for up to 3 entries/jpegs. Visit website for prospectus at http://www.scal.org, or send a SASE to: SCAL, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Questions? Please contact Cindy at cindy@scal.orgor call (831)426-5787.

(New) "Innovations" - NY Deadline: November 7, 2011. The State University of New York at Cortland announces a call to artists for a group exhibition at the Dowd Gallery, January 18–March 2, 2012. Open to all artists nationally and internationally, to submit work for consideration that represents innovation in concept, subject or media use. All work must be the original work of the applicant, suitable for gallery installation. Full color publication produced. Juried by committee of 5-9 professional artists. No entrance fee. Artists are responsible for shipping fees. Selected artists may be invited for a subsequent short term visiting artist program with undergraduate studio art students including presentation of work, discussion and studio visit. The selected artist will receive a stipend of $1000 for his/her time and travel expenses. For more information contact Bryan Thomas at dowd.gallery@cortland.edu or visit the gallery website athttp://www2.cortland.edu/dowd-gallery

(New) "Craftforms" - PA Deadline: September 15, 2011. Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pennsylvania announces a call to artists. Awards: $4000 +. Juror: Elizabeth Argo. The 16th international juried exhibition, December 2, 2011 - January 21, 2012, is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of contemporary craft while providing a venue for established and emerging artists alike to share their functional and sculptural creative endeavors. All work must have been completed within the past two years and may not have been previously exhibited at the Wayne Art Center. Submit online at www.craftformsentry.com. $40 entry fee. Questions? Please contact Karen Louise Fay at karenlouise@wayneart.org or call 610-688-3553.

(New) Georgia Museum of Art/ Kress Foundation CALL FOR ENTRY - GA  Deadline: December 13, 11. Fifty years ago, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation gave a small collection of Italian Renaissance paintings to the Georgia Museum of Art. Now, in celebration of that anniversary the Georgia Museum of Art announces the Kress Project. The museum is soliciting responses to these paintings. All ages and all levels of education may participate. Details on how to submit, submission forms, images of the paintings and information on them are available on this website. At the end it will be judged by a panel who will choose up to 24 winners to be published in a book and awarded a $500 prize each. Qualifications: Open. How to Apply: http://www.georgiamuseum.org/kressproject/submit-an-entry
 
Lehman College Art Gallery - NY Deadline: Sept. 1, 2011. Lehman College Art Gallery is looking for work indebted to the style and energy of comic book imagery for its upcoming exhibition Under the Influence: The Comics and Contemporary Art (Feb. – May 2012). The exhibition will explore the topic through a broad range of media. Please send: 1) a CD with up to 5 jpgs,. 2) a printout of each image. 3) a resume. 4) a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return if you want materials back. Address: Lehman College Art Gallery, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY 10468; Attn: Under the Influence: The Comics. NO EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED. www.lehman.edu/gallery

Pacific Coast Region New American Paintings - CA Online Submission Deadline: June 30, 2011 (Midnight EST). CALL FOR ARTISTS : Pacific Coast Region (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA). Juror: Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. To apply online you will need to prepare four jpegs of your work (no larger than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension) and a credit card for the entry fee of $40. All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional. Register and submit your entries to the Pacific Coast competition: www.newamericanpaintings.net/submission

Go Ahead... Touch Me! Works that Invite Physical Interaction - CT Deadline: June 29, 2011. The Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio seeks art for an exhibition, August 12 - September 9, 2011. Exhibiting artists receive a free copy of the full-color catalog. Juried by a rotating committee of 5-9 professional and academic advisors. Open to any artist submitting original works of art. Professionals and students in all disciplines are encouraged to submit. Manifest is eager to receive works in a wide range of media and genre with the qualification being that artwork submitted is representative of works that allow and invite physical interaction. $10 per work submitted. Visit website for prospectus, http://www.manifestgallery.org/touch. Questions? Contact Jason Franz atjason@manifestgallery.org or 513-861-3638. http://www.manifestgallery.org

Optic Nerve Short Film & Video Festival: Museum of Contemporary Art - FL Early Deadline June 26, 11/Regular Deadline July 10, 11. In recognition of it's 15th anniversary, the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami is broadening the scope of its annual Optic Nerve Film Festival. This year, for the first time, submissions are being accepted from artists around the country, in addition to those from South Florida. This wider application pool allows MOCA to create new connections and contexts for the participating artists. "MOCA's Optic Nerve program is designed to provide emerging artists with an important venue in which to show their works and we want this year's program to represent the most innovative and important film and video being created in the United States today. Encouraging new work and making it accessible to our audiences is an important part of our mission," said MOCA Executive Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater. Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of film and art professionals and selected finalists will be screened at MOCA (770 NE 125th Street, North Miami) on Saturday, August 27, 2011. One of the films will be purchased for the museum's permanent collection. See website for application instructions. Website:http://www.mocanomi.org/optic-nerve-xiii

Method Art - Juried Photography Competition - AZ Deadline: June 30, 2011. Method Art announces a call to amateur, professional and process photographers for a juried photographic exhibition titled: "Dog Days of Summer", August 1 - September 30, 2011. This theme is open to interpretation and can include anything from landscapes, to portraits, summer gatherings, or anything else relevant to the summer season. Apply for a chance to show your work at one of the newest and most exciting galleries in the heart of the Scottsdale Arts District. This area is the 4th largest art district in the United States, guaranteeing your work to be seen by many art lovers. Awards: Best Amateur, Best Professional, Best Process and Best Overall. Cash prizes to be announced. Year Long Fellowship. Juror: Davin Lavikka. $30.00 for up to 5 images. Visit website for prospectus @ http://www.methodart.com/juriedshow, or send a SASE to: Method Art Gallery, 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, Az 85251. Questions? Contact Davin Lavikka at davin@methodart.com or call 480-423-0888. http://www.methodart.com

My Home: Sweetwater Center for the Arts  - PA Deadline: August 5, 11. This exhibit will present a variety of interpretations of what "My Place" may be and may mean to the artist. This could be simply the immediate environment where we live; country or city, something more intimate as your home, or the identity of space, whether real or just imaginary. The artwork may also focus on expressing feelings and emotions one may have towards this "place". Where am I now? What place am I longing for? In that place, will I find comfort? Give the viewer an opportunity to see through your work the way you "see" your place. -The unique and interesting explorations of materials, textures and colors may determine the juror's selection. -2D and 3D artworks are welcomed. -Work must have been completed in the last two years. -No size restrictions. Barbara Westman is the Juror. $20 entry fee for up to 3 entries (payable to Sweetwater). Viewwww.sweetwaterartcenter.org for submission details.

SICA's 8th Annual International Juried Exhibition - NJ Deadline: July 29, 2011. SICA, The Shore Institute of The Contemprary Arts, in Long Branch, NJ seeks contemporary artwork in all medias for an exhibition, September 9 - November 11, 2011. Juror: Ken Tyburski. Open to all visual artists in all mediums, for works completed in the past 5 years and never before displayed at SICA. Artists may enter as many original pieces for consideration as they wish. Only one digital image can be submitted for each work of art, except for sculpture or installation where 2 views of each submission are allowed. 2-Dimensional works may not exceed 100" in height by 100" in width (excluding the frame) and must be ready for hanging. Three-dimensional works must not exceed 7' in height, nor cover more than 50 square feet of floor area, or weigh more than 300 lbs. Installations are welcome but must not exceed 100 square feet of floor space. Accepted artworks cannot be substituted and are committed for the duration of the exhibit. $35 ($30 for members) for 2 works of art. $10 per each additional entry. Visit website at:http://sica.org/Exhibitions/JURIED%20SHOWS/2011/2011MAIN.html for prospectus. Questions? Contact Douglas Ferrari at info@sica.org or call (732) 263-1121. http://www.sica.org

2012 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award - OH Deadline: September 7, 2011. Entry Fee: $25.00. Open to U.S. artists 25 -35; Year 2012 is for non-representational paintings only.
Juror: Irene Hofmann, Director, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Exhibition dates: December 14, 2011–February 8, 2012. For info and entry particulars and forms see our website: 
http://arts.muohio.edu/art/facilities/hiestand-galleries/young-painters-competition
Contact: Ann Taulbee, Director, Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056; 513-529-1883 • Fax: 513-529-1532 • 
sfagallery@muohio.edu.

"It's Pastel!" Third Annual National Juried Exhibition - NH Deadline: July 13, 2011. The Pastel Society of New Hampshire announces a call to artists for its annual national juried exhibition, to be held September 10 - October 29, 2011 at the Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery in Portsmouth, NH. Awards: $5,000+; $1,000 Best in Show. Juror of Selection: Michael Chesley Johnson, PSA; Juror of Awards: Terri Ford, PSA. Open to all artists in the United States. Artists may enter up to 3 digital images. Work must be original soft pastels only. No classroom or workshop work allowed. Paintings must be completed after January 1, 2009. All paintings must be for sale. Members: $35, Non-Members: $45.  Visit website for prospectus @ http://www.pastelsocietynh.com, or send a SASE to: Sally Shea, 33 Pebble Beach Dr., Bedford, NH 03110.

Call for Art: Energy - Orange County Center for Contemporary Art - CA Deadline: June 26, 11. Juried by Howard Fox, emeritus curator of contemporary art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Exhibition Dates: August 5th–September 10th, 2011. Energy is all. According to the Book of Genesis, creation began in a burst of pure energy: light. According to Einstein, energy is the source of all matter, and convertible with it. According to most artists, creative energy—an inner force—is the motivation of their lives. In the studio artists transform creative energy into material expression. Artists are encouraged to submit works that celebrate the concept or force of energy in its broadest connotations or in its most focused denotations. The resulting juried exhibition will be a reflection of the range and depth of the submitted works. Visitwww.occca.org/EXHIBITIONS.html#energy to enter!

"Aqueous USA 2011" call to artists - KY Deadline: July 16, 2011. The Kentucky Watercolor Society seeks entries for its 34th annual national exhibition, September 27 - October 29, 2011 at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. $1,000 cash 1st prize; additional $1,500 cash awards; total purchase, cash and materials awards over $10,000. Juror: Don Andrews. Open to all artists over 18, residing in the USA. Artists may enter 2 paintings, but only 1 will be accepted. Paintings must be rendered in an aqueous manner on paper and cannot be varnished. Mixed media/collage must be at least 75% water-based media. Art work must be original, completed within last three years. See prospectus for all details. KWS Members: $30 for 1, $35 for 2 entries. Non-members $40 for 1, $45 for 2. Download prospectus (PDF format) @ http://p8.hostingprod.com/@kentuckywatercolorsociety.org/pdf-files/AQ2011prospectus.pdf, or send a SASE to: KWS, PO Box 7125, Louisville, KY 40257-0125. Questions? Please contact Kathleen Stringfield at kwsociety1100@yahoo.com or call 502.326.9256. http://p8.hostingprod.com/@kentuckywatercolorsociety.org

Artists Wanted for American Idolatry: A Recession Art Show - NY Deadline: June 27, 2011. From October 29-November 6, American Idolatry will transform the Invisible Dog Art Center in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn into a house of worship. Throughout the week, the public will be invited to view artworks and performances, and partake in evening educational programming, as curated by Legacy Russell and a diverse team of up-and-coming artists, academics, and cultural producers — the future of creative America. American Idolatry will make use of physical action, installation, and experimentation in all media to assert spaces of shrine-like religious artifice that, though constructed, will strive to function as “real” sites of idolatry, worship, and remembrance of America as influenced by pop culture aesthetic and contemporary politic. Whether displayed independently or as part of a greater assemblage, shrines take a multitude of forms, and material objects are socio-cultural unifiers and signifiers—they hold memories, they have the capacity to provoke emotion, and they imbue one with a sense of belonging, a sense of history. Thus, a shrine and the actions that accompany its presence are not only a portrait of their maker, but also a reflection of the complex global culture surrounding us. Submissions are open to artists working in all media. Selections will be conducted by the Recession Art Jury led by Guest Curator Legacy Russell and Art Director Ani Katz. The submission fee is $20. Artists will be notified of acceptance by early August. Website: http://recessionartshows.com/submit

Open call for curators - PA  Deadline: June 30, 11. Future Tenant is currently seeking a guest curator to organize an exhibition for the spring of 2012. Guest curators propose their own group shows, select artists, and have a full exhibition time, including an opening bash and a Gallery Crawl. Innovation, interesting themes, and new media are encouraged, as well as the participation of emerging artists into the shows. Future Tenant, located in Pittsburgh's downtown cultural district, provides a laboratory setting for artists, arts managers, and audiences to explore the limits of the creative expression, presentation and interpretation of various art forms. For more information, contact programming@futuretenant.org Qualifications: All are welcome to apply. How to Apply: Please visitwww.futuretenant.org/opportunities to download the application

The Edgar Allan Poe Square Public Art Project - MA Deadline: August 15, 11. Following up on the celebration of the Edgar Allan Poe bicentenary in Boston in 2009, the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston, Inc. (the Foundation), in coordination with the Boston Art Commission, seeks qualifications from artists, artisans and/or designers to develop public artwork(s) celebrating Poe and his creative work. PROJECT SUMMARY: The Foundation (www.poeboston.org) seeks public artwork(s) celebrating Poe; inspired by his literary achievements and attitudes, and his life in Boston. The artwork (which could include auditory elements) should also serve some practical purposes: increasing the animation of the site, providing visibility during the day and night and a sense of direction through a presently nondescript space, increasing the linkages between this space and other public artworks and interpretive plaques nearby. BUDGET: The Poe Foundation, a nonprofit organization proposes a budget of $100,000 for artwork(s) to cover all expenses associated with, but not limited to, the design, labor, materials, tools, contracted services, operations and meetings, and travel required to complete the art work plus installation, related permits, taxes and insurance, modifications to existing and/or new landscaping at the installation site, and transportation and delivery of the work to the site. Up to three artist/designer/teams will be paid an honorarium of $1,000 to develop and present site specific proposals. For additional information, visit:http://www.PoeBoston.org

Night Visions IV - AZ Deadline: July 27, 11. Calls for Entry for the upcoming Night Visions IV exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts. This is a wonderful opportunity for artists to participate in an exciting and versatile exhibition in Flagstaff, AZ. Artists are encouraged to submit work that explores or celebrates the night sky, or the stars. The work in this exhibit should reflect the deep, positive connection that human beings can have with the night. This will be the 4th time we have held this exhibit and will coincide with the 53rd Anniversary of the International Dark Skies movement. We are encouraging artists from all over the United States and Internationally to apply! How to Apply: Please see our website: http://www.culturalpartners.org/exhibitions.htm#calls

Irene Rosenzweig 2011 Biennial Exhibition - AR Deadline: Sept. 30, 2011. The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff is seeking entries for the Irene Rosenzweig 2011 Biennial Exhibition. The Rozenzweig juried show has a long history with the Arts & Science Center. Many prize-winning artworks from past exhibitions are part of the Center’s permanent collection. The exhibition will be on display from December 2, 2011 through February 4, 2012. Entries with CD-R images are due by September 30. A Call for Entries form is available on the Center’s website: http://artssciencecenter.org/galleries/rosenzweig.html For additional information contact: Howard DaLee Spencer, Curator of Visual Art The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas 701 Main Street Pine Bluff, AR 71601 870-536-3375 hspencer@artssciencecenter.org
  

Postcard Art Competition & Exhibition 2011 - IL Deadline: July 11, 2011. Now accepting entries for traveling exhibition, featuring works in the four-by-six-inch postcard size. Art in any 2D medium reproducible by photographic process is acceptable, as is 3D work with a depth no greater than three-eighths of an inch. Open to artists 18 and up. The top 12 entries will receive cash prizes and all submitted art will be eligible to participate in an art sale. Thirty-six winning artworks will be included in an exhibit that opens in fall of 2011 at the Lake County Discovery Museum, near Chicago, then travel to various galleries and cultural institutions for one year. Entry fee of $20 for up to 3 entries. $5 for each additional entry. Download prospectus at www.lcfpd.org/PACE, call 847.968.3381 or email pace@lcfpd.org.

Science and Math-based Art Contest - CA Deadline: July 31, 2011. Get Creative. Take a little science, some math, turn it into a cool piece of art and you could win part of $3000 in cash prizes. Winning submissions may have their art placed on public display in the new Los Alamos Creative District as part of LA’s new Outdoor Science and Math Art walk. All participating artists will be recognized at Los Alamos’ Next Big Idea: Festival of Discovery, Invention, and Innovation, September 2011. Prospectus: http://www.nextbigideala.com/science-math-based-art-contest.htm

SculptFest 2011 Call to Artists - VT Deadline: July 22, 2011. The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center (CSSC) is now accepting proposals for SculptFest 2011, Forces of Nature for installation, site specific and performance arts projects. The curator, artist Rick Rothrock, will select 10 artists to create outdoor installations responsive to the post-industrial marble-quarrying environment where CSSC is located. Artists are invited to submit proposals to include a 1-2 page project description, sketches or other visual representations, a resume, an artist statement (optional), up to 10 images of previous site-specific work (.jpg format on CD), and a SASE for the return of materials, if desired. Submissions should be addressed to SculptFest 2011, Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, P.O. Box 495, West Rutland, VT 05777. For inquiries, call (802) 438-2097 or email info@carvingstudio.org. Website: http://www.carvingstudio.org

2012 Materials Hard & Soft, National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition - TX Deadline: September 9, 2011. 2012 Materials Hard & Soft, National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition sponsored by the Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas, February 3 – March 30, 2012.  Eligible Media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. U.S. residents. Juror: Monica Moses, ed. American Craft. Entry fee: $30. Awards: $5000. More info: http://dentonarts.com OR 940.382.2787 ORexhibitions@dentonarts.com. Prospectus: http://dentonarts.com/events/PDF/MaterialsHS_2012.pdf

Call for Entries for Fall 2011 Exit Gallery Exhibitions - MT Deadline: July 15, 2011. The Exit Gallery is a student-run art gallery on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman and is now accepting applications for exhibitions during the fall 2011 semester. If accepted you will have the opportunity to show your artwork in a two-week solo show with paid advertising and reception. This opportunity to expose your work to MSU and the Bozeman community is open to artists working in any media from anywhere in the world (applicants need not be MSU students or even from Montana). For an application please email asmsuexhibits@montana.edu or call 406.994.1828.

Stop & Go 3-D - CA Deadline: November 15, 11. Stop & Go is a program of innovative stop-motion animations by contemporary visual artists and filmmakers, touring and screening internationally since 2008. The program showcases animations that use stop-motion techniques to explore visual language, tell stories and make poignant social commentaries. New animation work is being sought for the third installment of the program called Stop & Go 3-D. The program will screen hand-rendered stereoscopic and anaglyphic experiments that explore traditional 3-D animation produced using stop-motion. Animations that experiment with geometrical elements, pieces that are highly optical or those that comment on the current 3-D craze will also be reviewed. Please note that stop-motion techniques must constitute a significant portion of the work. Both narrative and experimental works will be accepted to this program. The audience will view most of the show through bi-colored red and blue spectacles. Visit www.stopandgoshow.com for more information.

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights Global Art Competition - TX Deadline is July 30, 2011. Contemplate all human life with inspiration and compassion. How would you create an image of....respecting vulnerable people? You are invited to creatively interpret the ethical ideals of respecting cultural diversity and inspiring compassion to all human life. Eleven winning pieces will exhibit in Houston and New York culminating in Rome in conjunction with UNESCO's Multi-Culturalism and Religion Workshop and Conference on Human Vulnerability October 9-11, 2011. $5,000 Best of Show, $500 to 10 additional winners. $25 per entry. All information is on the website, www.bioethicsart.org

The Good Design Awards 2011 - IL Deadline: July 1, 2011. The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. present the Museum’s annual Good Design Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. Now in its 60th year, Good Design is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide. Annually, designers and manufactures in over 30 nations have been honored for their singular achievements in producing hallmarks of contemporary design. Submissions to the program are judged by a jury of distinguished design professionals and leading industry specialists and design press on criteria established in the original 1950 program for the highest aesthetic in terms of innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, and energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment. Submissions are accepted in two formats: Product Design and Graphic Design. Anything produced and/or designed worldwide from January 2009 to the present is eligible. All submitted products and graphics must have been produced by a client or scheduled for production. In this year's edition, selected products and graphics for Good Design are announced to the international press in December. The awarded products and graphics are accessioned into the Museum's permanent design collection.  For more information, visit: http://www.graphiccompetitions.com/graphic-design/the-good-design-awards-2011

CALL FOR INSTALLATION ART, new media, film and video. - SC Deadline: August 16, 2011. Accessibility 2011: Escape! is Sumter's 12th exhibition of public installation art. The annual Accessibility exhibit features contemporary art that is installed in and around Main Street businesses, alleys, unoccupied buildings, sidewalks and other "public" areas of Sumter's historic downtown area. ALL MEDIA will be considered for the Accessibility 2011: Escape! installation art component. Works should prompt the viewer to act, and be meant to be touched, heard, or experienced, as well as viewed. Installations should require human interaction to complete the piece and prompt viewers to interact with one another. Proposals: 10-20 jpg images numbered on a CD/DVD. Include checklist, artist statement, bio, cv, and cover letter that describes proposed installation. SASE required for return of application materials. Videos: DVD(US). Include: Synopsis, Bio, CV and Contact Info. Send to: Frank McCauley, Accessibility 2011, PO Box 1316, Sumter, SC 29151; www.accessibilitysumter.com

Pastels Chicago - The Third Biennial National Juried Exhibition - IL Deadline: July 1, 2011. The Chicago Pastel Painters announces a call to artists for a juried pastel exhibition, Setember 15 - October 28, 2011 at the Mayslake Peabody Estate Galleries, Oak Brook, Illinois. $1,500.00 Best of Show with over $7,000.00 in cash and merchandise. Juror of Selections: Kim Lordier, PSA. Juror of Awards: Desmond O'Hagan, MPSA and IAPS Master Circle. Open to all U.S. artists, 18 years and older. All work must be original in concept, executed by the artist within the last three years, with at least 80% of the image area in soft pastel. No oil pastels. Compositions taken from published material will not be considered original. Work produced under supervision is ineligible. Work previously exhibited in any CPP Exhibition is not eligible. All work must be for sale. $40.00, up to 3 images. Download prospectus (PDF format) at: http://www.chicagopastelpainters.org/show11/cpp2011prospectus.pdf, or send a SASE to: 4124 North Monticello, Chicago, Illinois 60618. Questions? Please contact Mike Barret Kolasinski atmbkolasinski@earthlink.net or call 773-583-8391.

"National Juried Show" call for entries - NC Deadline: July 31, 2011. The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association invites all 2D and 3D artists residing in the United States to enter the 2011 National Juried Show sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild. $5000 cash awards and ribbons. The show will be juried by Asheville, NC gallery owner John Cram. Art works selected by the juror will be exhibited October 15 - November 12, 2011 in the Richard Low Evans Gallery, Blue Ridge, Georgia. $35 ($30 for Guild members) for up to three entries. Download prospectus (PDF format) at: http://blueridgearts.net/Documents/Prospectus2011%20Show%20color.pdf, or send a SASE to: BRMAA, 420 West Main, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Questions? Please contact Sarah Verner atblueridgearts@gmail.com or call 706-632-2144. http://blueridgearts.net/default.aspx

"2012 Fine Art & Faith Exhibit" - PA Deadline: July 15, 2011. White Stone Gallery in Philadelphia, PA announces a call to artists for the Fine Art & Faith Exhibit, January 14 - February 4, 2012. The faith expressed in the submissions must be supported by the Bible. Open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Eligible entries include all mediums, excluding video and installations. All work must be the original work of the applicant, suitable for gallery installation and available for sale. $40 entry fee. Visit http://whitestonegallery.com/juriednews.php for prospectus. Questions? Please contact Susan Hooks at juriedfineart@ymail.com or call 215-482-7700.

"National Juried Show" - GA Deadline: July 31, 2011. The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, http://blueridgearts.net/default.aspx invites all 2D and 3D artists residing in the United States to enter the 2011 National Juried Show sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild. $5000 cash awards and ribbons. The show will be juried by Asheville, NC gallery owner John Cram. Art works selected by the juror will be exhibited October 15 - November 12, 2011 in the Richard Low Evans Gallery, Blue Ridge, Georgia. $35 ($30 for Guild members) for up to three entries. Download prospectus (PDF format) at: http://blueridgearts.net/Documents/Prospectus2011%20Show%20color.pdf, or send a SASE to: BRMAA, 420 West Main, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Questions? Please contact Sarah Verner at blueridgearts@gmail.com or call 706-632-2144.

Let it out!: The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts - NJ  Deadline: July 1, 11. SICA, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, is currently planning a new monthly showcase to be held on the first Friday of each month beginning in March. Anyone who would like to express themselves is welcome, whether it be to read poetry, to perform spoken word, or just to get up and rant for a while. The performance order will be based upon a “first come, first serve” basis. Our special host is the Jersey Shore’s own Jessi Smith. Winner of the “Poet Laureate” award at the Asbury Park Music Awards in 2008, Jessi returns to SICA to share with us her individual and compelling style of poetry. The spring series of “Let it Out!” will be held on Fridays - March 4th, April 1st, May 13th*, June 3rd, and July 1st, 2011. Admission is only $3.00. More information can be found at www.sica.org; by calling 732-263-1121, or by emailing us at info@sica.org. This show is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, our members, and by the contributions of individuals like yourself. SICA is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to establish a uniquely stimulating and creative environment in which to experience the contemporary arts. The primary goal of the center is to increase the general public’s accessibility, awareness and appreciation of the contemporary arts in central New Jersey. * May 13th is the second Friday of the month. Qualifications: First come first serve basis. How to Apply: Visit our website of more information. This is a first come first serve based oppurtunity. Web Site: www.sica.org

Art Competition and Exhibition: Wee Gallery of Fine Art - AZ Deadline: July 15, 2011. Wee Gallery of Fine Art will host the 1st Annual Fine Art Show and Competition. We are seeking out the greatest artists from around the world to compete for gallery representation, ribbons, and $5000 cash and prizes. The competition is open to all artist. Eligible media include: drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media. For more information please or to download submission form please visit: http://www.weegalleryfineart.com/contest.html


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(New) Montana Artists Refuge Residencies - MT Deadline: June 30, 11. The Montana Artists Refuge is an artist-led residency community, which provides a variety of affordable short and long-term living and studio spaces for visiting artists in the uniquely scenic, historic mining town of Basin, MT. Each living space includes basic furnishings, a kitchen, bathroom, and double bed, and is completely self contained. The Refuge was established for artists to escape from the day-to-day busyness of living in order to have time, freedom and solitude to create and rejuvenate in a quality environment. The Refuge supports a variety of arts disciplines and welcomes artists at any stage of their professional artistic development. Additionally, the Refuge maintains programs that enhance the residency experience, offering opportunities for artistic collaboration with other refugees, and the greater artistic community. As of December 2009, the Refuge has hosted 100s of artists from 24 states, seven nations including Poland, China, Ireland and South Africa and Native American artists from such nations as the Cheyenne, the Blackfeet, Mexica and Crow. Each artist has his own self contained apartment. Families are welcome! Qualifications: The Montana Artists Refuge, a 501(c)(3) corporation which has been in existence since 1993 has created a vital artist community in a rural setting which includes art exhibitions, live performances and workshops and fosters community awareness and participation in the arts. How to Apply: Applications, instructions and further information about us can be found on the MAR website at www.montanarefuge.org. Applications and inquiries can be sent via email to mar@mt.net or by USPS at MAR, PO Box 8, Basin, Montana 59631. Limited scholarships are available upon request based on the health of the scholarship fund. Please apply at any time, we occasionally have vacancies or cancellations. Mature and emerging artists in any discipline are encouraged to apply.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowships - Visual Arts and Art History - VA Deadline: November 10, 2011. The VMFA Fellowship program is a vital source of funding for the visual arts and art history in Virginia. VMFA is committed to supporting professional artists as well as full-time students in the arts and art history who demonstrate exceptional creative ability in their chosen discipline, and as awarded more than $4.4 million in fellowships to Virginians. VMFA is now accepting applications for the following 2012-13 Fellowships: -Professional artists: $8,000. -Graduate students in the visual arts and art history: $6,000. -Undergraduate students in the visual arts(includes college-bound high school seniors): $4,000. The deadline for applications is Thursday, November 10, 2011. For detailed eligibility criteria, an application, and a printable PDF flyer, please visit: www.VMFA.museum/fellowships

ISLAND Hill House Residency: Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND) - MI The goal of the Hill House Residency is to support talented emerging songwriters, writers at all stages of their career and non-studio artists with a two to four week stay in a semi-secluded log cabin near East Jordan, Michigan. It includes a well stocked kitchen, a selection of instruments and some basic recording gear, as well as opportunities for community exchange through performance, readings and workshops (only at your request, of course). The emerging musician residency also offers a small stipend to aid in your professional development. Visit http://www.artmeetsearth.org for more information and application instructions.

Montpelier Arts Center: Writing Workshop For Artists - MD Writing Workshop For Artists, 3 classes, June 11-25, Saturdays 1-4 pm. This course covers the  ABC’s of writing for the artist including the artist’s statement; the press release, corresponding with galleries, developing texts for catalogs and  new media. Knowing how to write for each situation is an invaluable tool for the artist. The Instructor, Kay Lindsey, is a poet and artist. FEES: $65 for residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties; $77 for non-residents. Call Montpelier Arts Center for more information or to sign up: 301 377-7800.

Artist Residency Program at the BCA - MA The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is accepting applications for the Artist Residency Program.This fifteen-week, non-traditional, process-oriented residency is awarded to two individuals artists per year (no groups or collaborative pairs). Through a series of community programs jointly developed by the artist and the BCA, it allows artists to connect to the public and explore themes that inform their residency project.  Artists receive a stipend, studio space and studio and staff assistance. International artists are invited to apply; however, all artists are responsible for their own visa, travel, living and housing expenses. visit www.bcaonline.org for more information.

Prairie Center of the Art Artist Residency - IL Deadline: July 15, 11. Upcoming application deadline July 15th for proposed residencies dated October 1st - December 14th. Prairie Center of the Arts is a 501c3 Artist-in-residence program located in Peoria IL. See our website for complete application details: www.prairiecenterofthearts.org.

Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program - NY Offers photography and related media work residencies. The month-long residencies include housing, private darkroom, and a $4,000 cash stipend. For details, contact: Light Work, Artist-in-Residence Program, 316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244; Phone: (315) 443-1300; or check website:www.lightwork.org.

Register for Spring Art Courses at Montpelier Arts Center - MD Classes in all the arts from Audio Recording to Bronze Casting are offered for children, teens and adults. Montpelier has great digital lab for animation, audio and photography. Every other Saturday the Darkroom is open for Film aficionados.  For complete class schedules visit www.pgparks.com and follow the links to SMARTlink. Browse courses using the advanced search. Choose Montpelier Arts Center and dates through June 1 for spring courses. Spring registration is underway and many courses begin in early April. Call 301 377-7800 for a brochure or to sign up.