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.
Click Here for more information about the Northern Virgina Fine Arts Festival!


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: submissions@artcurrents.org. 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: http://wpca-milwaukee.org/gallery/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 www.kissimmeemainstreet.com and download our call to artists form, or email us at nthalmueller@kissimmeemainstreet.com 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: http://kissimmeemainstreet.com/KissMainSculptureArtistCall11.pdf 
 


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 fortpointarts.org and click on fpac gallery. Website: http://fortpointarts.org

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 call4artists@evanstonartcenter.org 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: contact@joywaigallery.com 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 love...read more or submit your works, welcome to visit our website click on the link: http://www.joywaigallery.com/index.php?page=submissions. www.joywaigallery.com 
 
(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 agassistdir@verizon.net 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 Vilcek.org 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 Vilcek.org. 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 opencall@vilcek.org: • 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: www.vilcek.org
 


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: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/mail-art-2011.php. Gallery website: www.richmondartgallery.org. Contact: ktycholis@richmond.ca

Travel Diaries: The Upcoming Barcelona Trip!

Sultry summer is about to make her exit, making room for the cooler, colorful days of fall. No one can deny the beauty of a DC autumn, with fluttering gold and brown leaves dancing through the streets. Yet we’ll have trouble keeping our envy under wraps this October as an Art League Travel Workshop heads to Barcelona, Spain. Leaves, schmeaves; we’ll be glued to our computers waiting for the group to post their vacation photos.

Jim Burford, artist and instructor at The Art League School, will be leading the adventure this year and says the group is in for a visual treat.

“I think every city has a distinct architecture that is uniquely theirs,” he says. “But Barcelona takes it to another level.”

Known for its Barri Gotic, or Gothic Quarter, in the city’s center, Barcelona is home to some of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, a few of which date back to the medieval era. Yet mixed along with the ancient structures are some iconic symbols of modern architectural innovation. Antoni Gaudi turned the city into his Art Nouveau canvas, creating the towering works of art that draw millions of tourists each year to the Catalan. “Just seeing the buildings up close, you realize that photos don’t do them justice,” says Burford. “In photos, they’re beautiful. In person, they’re startling.”

Because of the city’s array of different cultural corners, it’s easy for each visitor to carve out a niche…a favorite spot…a place that will define their trip. For Burford, that spot is Les Quatre Gats, or “The Four Cats.”

“That was where Picasso used to hang out,” he says. “I found it when I was wandering the streets of the Gothic Quarter. For the rest of the trip, I kept coming back to it, learning more and more about what he did there and why it inspired him.”

As he plans the upcoming trip with the The Art League, Burford says the most he can hope for is that each person finds a place that inspires them as much as Les Quatre Gats did for him. “There’s so much to see here,” he says. “It’s a magical city. If I had one piece of advice for everyone in the world, it would be this: go.”

For more information about the trip to Barcelona and The Art League Travel Workshops, visit the website

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gallery West Is Looking For Entries!

Gallery West is pleased to announce a call for entries for its 15th annual national juried show. The all media show will be juried by CD, awards to total $1000. It will be juried by Edward J. Reed (one of our Art League instructors)!

Exhibit Dates: February 8, 2012 - March 4, 2012


Entry deadline: November 11, 2011


For more details, download the attached call for entry or to review the prospectus and entry form go to:
www.gallery-west.com

A Tour Through The New Brookland Artist Lofts!

One look through the rental section of the DC craigslist and it's not hard to see why an artist might have trouble bringing their talents to the area. Living here is so expensive!

We've been keeping a close eye on the construction of this place, and even did a blog post about it a couple of months ago. Now the apartments are completed and signing leases! We just had to go explore. 

These places are incredible...kinda made us want to abandon our own leases! Giant walk-in closets, lofted ceilings and modern kitchens come standard in each unit. We were shown around by staff member Taylor, who was trying to secure her own place in the building. But naturally, the apartments are in high-demand.

"Once you're in, you're in," she told us. "You just have to show us your stuff, meaning the kind of work you do, whether it's painting, singing, dancing..."

Dancing is a big theme for the building. The project was created in partnership with Dance Place, which is the next door neighbor. As part of the collaboration, a large dance studio was planned for the ground floor. Now finished and in use, the studio's walls are mostly floor-to-ceiling windows with brand new hardwoods and plenty of lighting. On top of that, the room can be combined with the building's enormous lobby for the residents' future artsy gatherings and events. 

But the best part about the new lofts? The building is a blank canvas. Acknowledging that the city's most creative beings will be living within the ArtSpace walls, management decided to enact as few decorative rules as possible. 

"You can do whatever you want with the space," Taylor told us. "If you want to turn the studio into a one-bedroom by building a wall out of old gates or curtains, go right ahead. The possibilities are endless. That's the point of making it an artists' building." The same goes for the common spaces. "I imagine there will be a lot of projects to make the hallways and lobby more creative-looking," she said of the minimalist modern spaces. "Probably not as much to work with, but we'll leave that to the artists!"


Visit the ArtSpace website to learn more about the Brookland lofts. Now would be best, as these things are filling up QUICKLY. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

National Arts Opportunities!

From FindArt Info Bank! 


Prints U.S.A. 2011 - MO

Deadline: August 30, 2011. Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO announces a call to artists for Prints U.S.A. 2011, November 19, 2011 - January 8, 2012. $10,000 in cash, Museum and Patron Purchase Awards. Juror: Elizabeth Wyckoff. Open to artists, 18 years of age or older, living in the United States or its possessions. A maximum of three prints per artist may be submitted. Prints must be original. Monoprints and monotypes are eligible. Reproductions, using any printing process to reproduce a work executed in another media, are ineligible. Photographs are also ineligible. All prints must have been executed since January 1, 2010 and not previously shown at the Springfield Art Museum. $20 entry fee. Download prospectus (PDF format) @ http://www.springfieldmo.gov/art/pdfs/prints_2011_web_prosp.pdf, or send a SASE to: Prints U.S.A. 2011, 1111 E. Brookside Dr., Springfield, MO 65807. Questions? Contact Sarah Buhr atprintsusa@springfieldmo.gov or call 417-837-5700. http://www.springfieldmo.gov/art/printsusa.html

Third Annual Figurative Drawing & Painting Exhibition - PA

Deadline: September 1, 2011. Lore Degenstein Gallery in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania announces a call to artists for a juried visual art competition and exhibition, October 29 - December 9, 2011. $4000 in awards. Juror: Cindy Stockton Moore. Open to two-dimensional figurative artists, working in painting, drawing or print-making, who are over the age of 18 and reside in the United States. $25 entry fee. Visit website for prospectus at http://www.susqu.edu/arts/Gallery.asp, or send a SASE to: Susquehanna University, 514 University Ave., Selinsgrove PA 17870. Questions? Please contact Dan Olivetti at gallery@susqu.edu or call 570.372.4059.

Manhood - AZ

 Deadline: August 22, 2011. Manhood is traditionally defined with a combination of qualities such as courage, virility, determination and agility. The definition has been socially constructed over the last century by historical and contextual factors largely based on the idea of man as provider and protector. After social movements such as the Civil Rights and Feminist movements, man is encouraged to remove his armored exterior and reveal himself human, of flesh and blood, of life and emotions. Fluxx Studio & Gallery is seeking to fill its walls with Artworks of a 21st century description of manhood. Qualifications: Work Media/Work Size: No media/size limit. Artworks must be able to hang on a wall. Participants may submit up to 3 works, images must be in jpeg format at 72 dpi. Images should be labeled with the artist name, title, size, and year. Accepted Artwork must be wired and ready to hang. The submission fee is $5. Please pay by going to www.paypal.com, under send money, enter our email address fluxxproductions@yahoo.com. Artists will be contacted with submission results via email by August 24th. Other info: Exhibit runs: August 29th- September 17th. Reception: September 3rd, 7pm. Drop off: August 26th,10am-1pm. Pickup Artwork: September 18th, 11am-2pm. Sales: Artworks should be priced reasonably by artist. If artist does not want to sell his/her work then list it as Not For Sale. Should artworks be sold, no commission will be taken by Fluxx Studio & Gallery, however, donations are encouraged. Contact: Email submissions and questions to fluxxgallery@yahoo.com

"National Collage Society 27th Annual Juried Exhibit" - OH

Deadline: September 2, 2011. National Collage Society, Inc. announces a call to artists for a juried online exhibition, November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2012. Cash and materials awards will be given. A panel of jurors will be announced at a later date. Open to all artists. Works produced in a classroom or under instruction are not eligible. All works must be original, two or three dimensional, mixed media glued collage. Collages that have been in any previous NCS juried exhibit are not eligible. $45 ($35 membership fee and $10 entry fee). Visit website for prospectus, http://nationalcollage.com/entry_forms/juriedform.html or download in PDF format. Questions? Please contact Gretchen Bierbaum at ncscollage@gmail.com or call 330-656-3673. http://nationalcollage.com

Southern Mills Art Gallery: Call to all Visual Artist - GA.

 Deadline: January 4, 12. Southern Mills Art Gallery is now accepting proposals. We have been located here for over a year and now is your chance to have your own solo,  group exhibition or host any artistic event you may be interested in. Simply email us for a submission packet OR click on our facebook page and directly under the comment box, is a link (PDF) of our Submission packet. We will respond promptly. www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Mills-Art-Gallery/188555314532135. We are not into a specific genre of art works. We just desire unique and talented individuals who are ready to take the next step in their career. Qualifications: Must have requirements of submission packet. Must be able to travel to Atlanta, GA (if do not reside here). Email: SouthernMillsGaller@gmail.com

9th National Print Competition and Exhibition - CA

Deadline: September 23, 2011. 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.

Anatomy in the Gallery - IL

Deadline: 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.

15th Annual "Lines into Shapes" LIS Art Competition & Sale - CO

Deadline: September 9, 2011. The Art Center of Estes Park (Estes Park, Colorado) announces a call to artists for "Lines into Shapes", October 28 - November 13, 2011. Up to $5000.00 in awards. Jurors: Denny Haskew, sculptor & Dr. Connie Stewart, Assistant Art Professor, University of Northern Colorado. Open to any artist who works in the limits of the following categories: Oil, Watermedia, Pastels, Graphite, Scratchboard, Original Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Wood, Glass, Photography, Fiber & Jewelry. $15.00 per entry with a max of 4 entries. Visit website for prospectus, http://www.artcenterofestes.com/(S(4r35tvq5o0rpte55j00zsj45))/default.aspx, or send SASE to: Art Center of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517. Questions? Contact Audie at lis@artcenterofestes.com or call 970-586-5882.

36th Anniversary Women's International Juried Photography Exhibition - NY

Deadline: September 30, 2011. Professional Women Photographers (PWP) seeks entries for a photography exhibition to be held May 1-31, 2012 in New York, NY. Awards: $3000 in cash, group show at Manhattan gallery, cover of IMPRINTS magazine, and more. Juror: Debra Klomp Ching. Open worldwide to all women photographers; non-members and members, amateur and professional, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. US$35 for the first three images. Additional images may be submitted for $10 each. Visit http://pwponline.org/calls/individual.php?which=2012-05-01-1 for prospectus. Questions? Please contact Terry Berenson at open.calls@pwponline.org or call 212-410-3865.

The Animation Project - NC
 Deadline for postmarked DVD entries: Friday November 11, 2011. Deadline for on-line URL entries: Monday November 14, 2011. If your entry is chosen to be a part of THE ANIMATION PROJECT, it will be part of a collection of short animated films to be shown in a traveling feature-length theatrical release. You will be given full credit for your work, as well as being featured in our website and our social media networks including a link to your website. ELIGIBILITY: Open to any artist 18 years or older, student, amateur or professional working on animation based shorts under 10 minutes in length. All entries must represent original work and not have been previously accepted in any of The Animation Project screenings. SUBMISSIONS: All animation styles and genres will be considered, granted entries are under 10 minutes in length. • Foreign-language films must be have English subtitles. • Your animation short (s) will be judged by either mailing a DVD with your complete film(s), or by submitting a link where we can view your complete film. Please be sure the link is up long enough for us to view. • Any DVDs sent must be clearly labeled with the name of the film on it. Any Materials sent to THE ANIMATION PROJECT will not be returned. • Your film will not be accepted without the proper Entry Fee. For More information, or to submit a film: http://blocprojects.com/2012/animationproject/prospectus.html

CdAArts Commission Seeks Artists for Wastewater Treatment Plant - ID

 Deadline: August 31, 11. The City of Coeur d'Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for its Wastewater Treatment Plant to create public art to bring forward and support the important functions of the facility and highlight the city's natural environment and relationshp with its precious resources. The Coeur d'Alene area is one of the fastest growing regions in the Northwest.  The new Wastewater Treatment Plant is designed to handle the current and projected growth while protecting the natural environment and public health of the region.  The Coeur d'Alene Wastewater Treatment Plant public art should be integrated and made to feel seamless within the overall project, visually enhance areas of the Wastewater Treatment Plant that are within public view/access, create unique, thoughtful, and context sensitive public art, educate visitors through interpretive opportunities, and provide cost efficiency through durability and low maintenance. Please review the Call to Artists on the city's web page at www.cdaid.org for a list of qualifications and requirements. Information packets are available online at www.cdaid.org.  Artists with questions are encouraged to contact Steve Anthony, Arts Commission liaison, at stevea@cdaid.org.

4th Annual International Narrative Shorts Film Festival - CA

Deadline: September 8, 2011. November 30 – December 8, 2011. The University Art Gallery at California State University, Chico seeks film/video that is narrative in structure, 30 minutes or less. Films will be screened at the University Film Series on November 29, then shown continuously at the University Art Gallery, November 30 – December 8. Review format: DVD (NTSC). Selected films must be submitted as QuickTime files. Please include your name, address, email & telephone number, title & running time. Submissions without a SASE cannot be returned. Email notification: approximately 10/13/11. Send materials to: Narrative Shorts, University Art Gallery, Department of Art & Art History, California State University, Chico, Chico, CA 95929-0820. For more info: 530-898-5864 orjtannen@csuchico.edu.

"Art & Psyche" Exhibition - FL

Deadline: September 15, 2011. JF Art Gallery in West Palm Beach, Florida invites all professional, mid-career, and emerging artists working in both 2D or 3D, in all disciplines, to submit original artwork completed in the past 2 years. The exhibit will be held September 30 - October 29, 2011 and is open to any artist submitting original works of art in a wide range of media and genre depicting or representing the various Psychoanalytic Approaches to Art. The theme of Art & Psyche may be depicted in traditional or non-traditional formats. 1 Entry $25.00, 2 Entries $35.00, 3 Entries $40.00 USD. Visit: http://www.jfgallery.com/#!current-events for prospectus. Questions? Please contact Jamnea Finlayson at info@jfgallery.com or call 561-478-8281. http://www.jfgallery.com

Local Arts Opportunities!

Cornucopia: Food for Thought from Female Artists – MD
Capitol Arts Network is accepting entries through September 9 for this all-media show opening October 14th.  Ladies, take off your aprons and join us in front of the sketchpad, canvas, or behind the lens! Cornucopia will present female artists' renderings of food, in celebration of October marking national apple, popcorn, caramel, pineapple, and vegetarian month, among others. Show us your best 2-d works of art for a show that will also benefit the The Manna Food Bank, serving Montgomery County, MD.   Jurors Catriona Fraser, Judith HeartSong, and Missy Loewe are CAN board members. Catriona Fraser is the owner and Director of the Fraser Gallery, an independent fine art gallery established in 1996, specializing in contemporary fine art and photography. Judith HeartSong works as an artist, muralist, and arts educator in  Metropolitan Washington, DC with work in numerous public and private collections. Missy Loewe is the Executive Director of the Washington School of Photography.  See www.capitolartsnetwork.com for further information.

Small Wonders National Juried Exhibition - MD 
Deadline: September 21, 2011. The Maryland Federation of Art invites all artists residing in the United States and Canada to enter its Small Wonders exhibition. The exhibit will take place at the MFA Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD from December 1-28, 2011. Awards: $1000 plus $500 Caruso Award for Painting to MFA member. Juror: Georgia Deal, Professor and Printmaking Chair at Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC. 2D or 3D original artwork. 2D work can not exceed 11" and 3D work can not exceed 7" in any one direction. All media considered. All work must be for sale or marked POR (price on request). 1 or 2 entries = $35 ($20 for MFA members); $5 each for any additional up to 6. Artists can submit online at: http://www.mdfedart.com or send CD to Attn: MFA Small Wonders, P.O. Box 1866, Annapolis MD, 21404. Questions? Please contact Tiffany Jordan at info@mdfedart.org or call 410-268-4566.

"Hope" - The First in a Three Part Photo Exhibition - MD
Deadline: October 13, 2011. Howard Avenue Arts Incubator in Kensington, MD announces a call to photographers for an international juried photography exhibition, December 3, 2011 - January 3, 2012. Best in Show - $500, Second place- $250, Third Place - $100 and Ten Honorable Mentions. Juror: Catriona Fraser. Hope is the first in a three part photo series focusing on the positive aspects of life. Hope can be poignant as well as fanciful or even humorous. Hope is one of most powerful emotions, sustaining the impossible and giving life to the unlikely. We want to see the hope you see through your lens. The three competitions offer photographers multiple opportunities to exhibit their work in an art-supporting Washington DC area gallery, be listed in the Washington Post, be included in a book publication and more. $35 for the first three (four until Aug 31) images, $10 per additional image. Visit website for prospectus @ http://artincubator.org/hope.html. Questions? Contact Hamilton Whitney at info@artincubator.org or call 301-493-5577. http://artincubator.org/hopesurvivalrenewal.html.

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2013 Season - VA
Deadline: October 16, 2011. 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. 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. Please see the Prospectus for further information and for application details: http://www.restonarts.org/Exhibitions/2013%20Prospectus.pdf

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Art League Instructors Featured in Campello's "100 Artists of Washington, D.C." Book

We thrilled that two of our instructors, John Blee and Rosemary Feit Covey (in addition to a number of past jurors and exhibiting artists), are featured in Lenny Campello's new book, "100 Artists of Washington, D.C."

Blee and Covey are both highly deserving of this recognition, as they are both incredibly talented and innovative contemporary artists. We’re so glad they’re part of The Art League family!


Get on Amazon and buy a copy – it's a gorgeous book packed with fabulous artists and fantastic artwork. It's definitely worth adding to your art library!

Alexandria Mentoring Partnership Needs Volunteer Mentors


As the school year approaches, the Alexandria Mentoring Partnership (nine professionally managed programs – all following recommended best-practice standards -
www.alexandriava.gov/mentoring) anticipates needing at least 100 new mentors!

Studies indicate that mentored kids:

· feel better about themselves and the world around them

· have fewer conflicts and get along better with family members and peers
· are 60% more likely to graduate from high school




You can help to decrease crime, substance abuse, poor school performance, teen pregnancy, and gang affiliation.


Please consider finding some time (once a week) to spend with a child. Whether you would like to help with homework/reading, play a sport, enjoy a hobby, talk and listen, or all of the above - we have a program for you!


Find out more – join us for The Mentor Experience on Thursday, August 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street.


Mentor a Child. Change two lives.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

'Scapes in the News!

Our newly-hung landscape show has been popping up all over newspapers, radio segments and local websites! Here's a sample of our latest press clippings:


"For some more art depicting the natural world there’s ‘Scapes at The Art League Gallery in Alexandria through September 5th. The annual landscape portraiture show runs the gamut from cityscapes to rural scenes depicted in paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture."

"The Art League Gallery , a nonprofit arts organization in Alexandria, will open their annual landscape exhibit “ ‘Scapes ” on Aug. 3. The show depicts different interpretations of scenery that have influenced the artist, and is the Gallery’s most popular. The submissions run the gamut from city to sea landscapes, and have been captured within all forms of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture."





"The Art League Gallery's annual landscapes exhibit is curated by Sarah Tanguy and includes scenes of every environment, including the industrialized and urban."





"The Art League Gallery hosts the reception for ‘Scapes, and visitors can view work from this summer’s Visiting Artist Program at the reception for Synergy."

The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Wants to Buy Art!!!

A little pass-along from our friends at the National Endowment for the Arts! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Dia De Los Muertos" At Target Gallery Is Accepting Entries!


Dia de los Muertos: The Art of Remembrance
At Target Gallery

Exhibition Dates:October 24 - November 4, 2011
Costume & Dance Party: October 29, 8-11pm

The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents its Third Annual Day of the Dead celebration from October 24 - November 4, 2011. This celebration has two parts; first is an exhibition of artist-made altars that will be displayed on the main floor of the art center, second is a dance & costume party on Saturday October 29th.

Visit the Target Gallery website for more information


Altar Exhibition - Deadline for Entry: August 29th

Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember loved ones that have passed. In the United States and in Mexico it is traditional for families to build in-home altars dedicated to the dead. 

Altar by Rosemary Covey

The altar exhibition returns to the main floor of the art center and will be hosted by the Target Gallery. Local and regional artists are invited to submit altar proposals. This year's juror is Shane Pomajambo, owner of DC-area gallery, Art Whino.



Costume & Dance Party: October 29th, 8-11pm

This year we are partnering with Hungry for Music, a non-profit organization that supports music education and cultural enrichment, by acquiring and distrubuting musical instruments to under-served children with willing instructors and a hunger to play.

This year's party with include live music, dancing, cash bar, costume contests and more!
Check back soon for more details.