Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Open Call for Artists — Deadline Friday


3rd Ward in New York City is accepting submissions in all media for their Open Call competition. The grand prize includes a solo show, a month-long residency in New York, and $5,000.

The deadline for submissions is this Friday, October 28, at 11:59 pm. Visit their website for more details!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Travel Tuesday: See What You're Missing

The Art League's travel workshops have included trips to far-flung destinations including Barcelona, London, Provence, and the Bahamas, and more local spots such as Richmond. Apart from the potential for some sight-seeing, travel is a great way to find inspiration — just ask any of the instructors who have led workshops in the past:

Visitors view a Bernini at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Robert Liberace has taken groups to Rome, Florence, and most recently, London in search of that artistic spark. The April trip across the pond included visits to the National Gallery of London, the Queen's Collection, the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum and others, not to mention painting and drawing at St. James's, the Tower Bridge, and Regent's Park. Robert keeps photographs from his workshops on his website.

"Green Noodle" by Bobbi Pratte
Painter Bobbi Pratte will be holding two workshops here in the States as a series, "Plein Air Painting in the Gardens and Vineyards." She has also taught plein air painting in Solomons Island, Maryland. Bobbi posts news and photos at her website

"Gate Keeper of Zege Kidane Mihiret Monastery" by Andarge Asfaw
Photographer Andarge Asfaw teaches an Introduction to Photography class at The Art League. His travel photography has been exhibited widely, including in a recent book, "Ethiopia from the Heart." Andarge and The Art League may be hosting a potential photography workshop in Ethiopia next year — stay tuned. More of his work is on his website.

The Bahamas in Susan Abbott's sketchbook
Last but not least, Susan Abbott keeps a visual journal of her travels, titled "A Painter's Year," online. Susan has hosted trips with The Art League including a popular trip to Provence and an upcoming workshop in the Bahamas this February.


Feeling a sudden urge to travel? Check The Art League's website for information on past and upcoming travel workshops, read our earlier post on frequently asked questions, and don't forget to check back for updates.

$2,640 raised for at-risk girls in SOHO program!

Last week, ACTion Alexandria undertook to raise $750 for the award-winning program "A Space of Her Own" (SOHO), run by The Art League and the Alexandria Court Service Unit. When that fundraising goal was broken hours after it was set, the goal was raised to $2,500 — and that was broken, too, setting a new fundraising record for ACTion Alexandria.

Thank you from The Art League and the SOHO girls!


SOHO runs each school year, pairing girls with adult, female mentors who work with them on life skills, team-building, and art. The girls create artwork for their own bedrooms, and end the program by redecorating their rooms to make them spaces of their own. By learning about art and other life skills through the mentoring program, girls identified as at-risk by the court system grow stronger and more confident. Lesson topics include nutrition, refusal skills, self-esteem, communication, relationship building, friendship, sexual health, decision-making, and more — and, of course, art.

The Art League's Executive Director, Linda Hafer, writes:
"This has been an awesome boost to ensure that this program will continue and that the girls will have appropriate art supplies and the best programming!  One of my favorite things about this program is the collaborative aspect —it started with The Art League and the Alexandria Court Service Unit, and the volunteer mentors and teachers—and it’s grown and improved thanks to the added participation of several local nonprofits, many sponsoring businesses, and contributions from foundations and individuals.  We’re so grateful to have ACTion Alexandria and your generous donors as part of our SOHO team!" 

This year, 16 girls graduated from SOHO. Watch their room redecoration in this video:



The Washington Post wrote about SOHO in 2009. You can learn more about the program on The Art League's website.

FotoWeek DC events



The Art League is hosting free workshops for the upcoming FotoWeek DC:


Winter Light Photography Walk with Frank Fierstein
Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm



Join a local abstract photographer, Frank Fierstein, on a walk through Old Town Alexandria. The session will start behind the Torpedo Factory with a brief discussion on how to use the beautiful fall light to improve the quality of your photographic images. He will also discuss how to use your camera lens to change and improve the quality and impact of your images. The walk will start traveling through Alexandria's picturesque streets, alleys, shoreline and walkways. It will conclude with a brief critique, question and answer session back at the Torpedo Factory. Digital as well as film photographers are welcome. In case of rain, please bring appropriate clothing.

Photoshop for Beginners with John Burgess
Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Join photographer John Burgess for a demonstration on using Photoshop for beginners. Burgess will also discuss how to create cd’s for digital entries and how to correctly size your images for digital exhibit submissions. This workshop is appropriate for those who have no experience with Photoshop.

Exhibition Prints Using Color Management and Jet Ink Printers
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Join photographer, John Burgess, for a repeat of his popular workshop on how to create accurate color photographic prints using tools to calibrate your monitor and printer.

Please call the gallery at 703-683-1780, or e-mail us at gallery@theartleague.org to register for these free workshops. Space is limited.

Exhibition Opportunities Nationwide

Courtesy of FindArtInfoBank.com:

27th Annual International Exhibition - TX
Deadline: November 21, 2011. The Art and Art History Department, University of Texas at Tyler announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibit, January 17 - March 9, 2012 at the Meadows Gallery in Tyler, TX. Purchase award(s) and Cash awards. Juror: Karl Umlauf, Artist-In-Residence, Baylor University. Open to Any artist, 18 years of age or older. Any two dimensional work including paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs are acceptable completed within the last three (3) years. Thirty dollars ($30.00) for three images. Visit website for prospectus at:http://www.uttyler.edu/art/, or send a SASE to: 27th Annual International Exhibition, Att: Ray Sikes, University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd. Tyler, TX 75799. Questions? Contact Ray Sikes at rsikes@uttyler.edu or call 903-566-7237.

23rd National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition - MD
Deadline: January 31, 2012. Gormley Gallery-Notre Dame of Maryland University 23rd National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition. Awards: A minimum of $1,500 available in purchase prize money. Juror: Sue Spaid, Executive Director, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD. Eligibility and media: Drawings and prints (not photography) in any medium are eligible with no limitations as to color, surface or materials. All drawings and prints must be original works of art. Each artist may submit up to 3 works on online only. No mailed or emailed entries will be accepted. Enter online at: https://artndm.slideroom.com. Entry fee: A non-refundable entry fee of $35 entitles the artist to submit up to three entries. www.ndm.edu/gormleygallery

African American Stories: Call for Visual and Literary Work - NY
Deadline: November 14, 11. Greene County Council on the Arts. "Uncle Remus Redux” Co-curators, Randall Horton & Sam Truitt are selecting proposals from artists and artist/writer collaborative teams responding to Uncle Remus’ Br’er Rabbit stories, a collection of African American oral folktales first published in 1881 www.uncleremus.com/stories.html. Dynamic, contemporary interpretations of the Uncle Remus stories for gallery display might include wall art, sculpture and audio and audio-visual works, including performance recordings… Preference given to works with integration of text (written or spoken), which may include rewordings and/or re-workings of the original text. Selected works will be exhibited at the GCCA’s upstairs gallery and may be published in an anthology by Station Hill Press, where Truitt is Managing Editor. Proposals should include a one-page max project description and examples of previous work, emailed to horton.randall@gmail.com and samtruitt@gmail.com. Small stipends available. www.greenearts.org

"Memory" juried exhibit - MO
Deadline: November 18, 11. "Memory" juried exhibit open to artists 21+ in St. Louis, MO area & 200-mile radius only. Works that explore the theme of memory. All media, styles, techniques. No ceiling installed work. Works created 2009-2011. Jurors: Patty Heyda, artist, Assistant Professor, Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, St. Louis, MO; and W. Elysse Newman, architect, Assistant Professor, Florida International University in Miami. Entry fee. Juried by JPEGs on CD. Complete rules of entry on form, required with all entries. Entry deadline: 5 p.m. November 18, 2011. Entry form downloadable: http://www.artstlouis.org/callforentries.html

North Charleston City Gallery - SC
Deadline: November 30, 11. The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 season at the North Charleston City Gallery. The City Gallery offers a public exhibition opportunity for serious visual and fine craft artists. The North Charleston City Gallery is located in the common areas of the North Charleston Performing Arts and Charleston Area Convention Center Complex. This location offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach local patrons and visitors to this multi-use facility. Artists can review and download the information on www.northcharleston.org, call 843-740-5854, or email culturalarts@northcharleston.org for information.

More listings after the jump:

Local Opportunities for Artists — Deadlines Soon!

Three local organizations have issued calls for artists, limited to artists working in the DC metropolitan area. Deadlines for two of them are this Friday.

BlackRock Center for the Arts — Deadline October 28
Entry fee: $35. Open to all artists 18 years and over residing in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Artists who are willing to conduct a lecture or workshop for a BlackRock standard fee will receive special consideration during the selection process. More details here.

Hillyer Art Space — Deadline October 28
Hillyer Art Space is seeking artists to exhibit their works for the years 2012–2013. Artists must be DC metro area residents or international artists, and cannot have had a solo show in the past three years. Submission requirements here.

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center — Deadline December 2
The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center invites proposals from artists or art groups to present exhibitions in the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery for the calendar year 2012. Artists must reside in the Northern Virginia/Maryland/District of Columbia Metropolitan area; exhibitions may be solo or group; and works can be in both two- and three- dimensional formats. Proposals must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, December 2, 2011. The first exhibition will debut in February 2012. For questions contact Gallery Coordinator, Megan Peritore at 703.534.5726 or email: mperitore@nvcc.edu.

Also coming up, FotoWeekDC is offering portfolio reviews for photographers on November 12, tickets for which are on sale now. Full details are on the FotoWeekDC website.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Art on the Rocks: Do You Have Your Ticket Yet?

Trae from Chadwicks serves his creation at last year's Art on the Rocks.
Do you enjoy art with a cold drink in your hand? Join The Art League next week in taking a cocktail-eyed look at our gallery. The Art League and six local mixologists present Art on the Rocks, featuring cocktails inspired by artwork in our October exhibits, next Wednesday.

Bartenders from Austin Grill, Chadwicks, Columbia Firehouse, Hank's Oyster Bar, The Light Horse Restaurant, and RedRocks Pizza Napoletana were each challenged to select a juried piece from the October exhibits and channel it into a new cocktail. Attendees will judge the mixed drinks and vote for a winner at the event. Also included: appetizers from the restaurants and drawings for prizes.

Who: You’re invited!
What: Art on the Rocks!
Where: The Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, (in the Torpedo Factory Art Center) Alexandria, VA
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:00-9:00 pm
Why: Because who doesn’t love great art and cocktails?!
How: Buy tickets now by: phone, 703-683-1780; online; or in person. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Must be 21 years of age.


We asked Frank from RedRocks for a preview of his creation, the "Wren," made with bourbon, SoCo, grapefruit, Cointreau, and spanked-basil garnish.



Videos of the other competitors are on our YouTube channel. See the artwork they selected as inspiration after the jump:

Upcoming Classes and Workshops Still Have Space!

Some fall term classes at The Art League still have spots open! Check below to see what sparks your interest, and don't forget to check back before winter term — registration opens November 7.

Classes by start date:

10/21: Basic Drawing with Jim Burford
10/23: Silver Jewelry with Michael Brehl
10/24: Silver Jewelry with Gretchen Raber
10/25: Enameling on Metal with Abby Goldblatt
10/27: Jewelry Projects with Gretchen Raber

10/27: Introduction to Monotype Printmaking with Penny Barringer
10/27: Knitting Projects: Beyond Square with Barbara Garren
10/30: Knitting Projects: Beyond Square with Dianna Kreutz
11/2: Painting in Oil or Pastel with Diane Tesler
11/3: All About Wool with Sylvia DeMar
11/6: Continuing Rigid Heddle: Projects & Techniques with Linda Hurt

Workshops by date:

10/22–23: Introduction to Glass Beadmaking with Judith Conway
10/29 & 11/12: Earrings, Rings, & Things: Jewelry with Felt & Metal with Renate Maile-Moskowitz and Lisa Vershbow 
10/30: Dyeing: Indigo - A Blue Like None Other with Sylvia DeMar
11/5 & 11/12: Inkle Weaving with Linda Hurt
11/5–7: Collagraph and Embossing with Penny Barringer
11/5: Basic Photographic Lighting Tools with Robin Reid
11/12–13: Dyeing: Natural Color Kitchen with Sylvia DeMar
11/19: Silver Soldering for Jewelry with Tina Chisena


11/29–30: Know Your Watercolor Palette with Rachel Collins
12/3–4: Mixing It Up with Delna Dastur
12/3–4: Watercolor with Pastel with Susan Herron
12/3–4: Elements of Landscape with Steve Fleming
12/3–4: The Painterly Sketch in Opaque Watercolor with Rick Weaver
12/3–4: Landscape Painting Techniques: Water with Patrick Kirwin
12/3–4: Introduction to Kiln-Formed Glass with Judith Conway and Kevin O'Toole
12/3–4: Cover to Cover: How to Make Books with Nancy Johnson
12/5–8: Figure Sculpture with Paul Lucchesi
12/6–7: Dramatic Light-Painting Sunsets, Backlighting, and Night Scenes with Sara Linda Poly

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Critique Next Tuesday with Instructor Deanna Schwartzberg

Join Art League instructor Deanna Schwartzberg for a group critique on Tuesday, October 25, 1:00–3:00 pm in The Art League Gallery. Members can bring up to two pieces for critique. Please call 703-683-1780 or e-mail gallery@theartleague.org to sign up. Space is limited.

Deanna's interest in abstract painting began with her earliest art experience as an undergraduate at New York University. She later studied painting at the Art Students League of New York with Vaclav Vytlacil. Deanna maintains a studio in Bethesda, MD. Since 2000 she has had solo shows at Parish Gallery, Washington DC, Ozmosis Gallery, Bethesda, MD, Gudelsky Gallery, Maryland College of Art and Design, formerly in Silver Spring, MD, and Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville, MD. Deanna has taught abstract painting in the Washington area for many years. Her students at The Art League School are both professional painters and those new to abstraction. For Deanna, helping an artist shape their personal vision, and exploring the painting process with her students energizes her own creative efforts.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Travel workshops with The Art League: FAQs

The Art League's amazing travel workshops — including local day trips and international workshops in such locations as the Bahamas and Spain —  are great ways to learn more about art and culture while globetrotting with expert instructors. Curious about joining us on the next expedition? We asked Travel Workshop Coordinator Margaret Cerutti for some background on what to expect.

Instructor Robert Liberace demos for students in Florence.
What’s included in the workshop price?
 
That varies by the workshop. Generally, accommodations with breakfast, group transportation and entrance fees to the sites on the agenda, and the price of instruction are included. Airfares aren’t usually included, but we try to arrange them at the lowest price available. This is optional; you can use your frequent flier miles instead if you prefer — many people do!

What’s the itinerary like? Will there be down time?


Every travel workshop is unique — it’s based on the instructor’s choice. If it’s a plein air painting workshop, there will be an initial demo (on a theme, such as atmospheric perspective in the landscape) with additional demos on subsequent days in different locations. Students will then work on their own pieces with instructor input. For a museum exploration or drawing workshop, usually a drawing/painting demo will follow the museum experience, either within the museum itself or at another location. Generally the schedule is pretty intense — depending on the workshop, the day is filled with activities. However, for the most part the evenings are free.

Oxford University in England.
How is transportation within the destination arranged?

On domestic local day trips (Virginia, Maryland, etc.), you’ll provide your own transportation. In general, group transportation for international workshops is arranged at the travel workshop location.
 
I’m not a very advanced artist — will I feel out of place? What if I don’t know anyone else who’s going and I’m not an Art League student or member?

 
Generally, travel workshops are not for beginners. Depending on the workshop, you should have some drawing/painting/photography experience. Call for further information if you aren’t sure. Some of our instructors have two- or three-day workshops you can take to gain experience prior to departure.

There are pre-departure information nights for all participants who are registered, so you’ll get to meet each other and further discuss supplies and the itinerary for the trip.

Workshops include visits to local attractions such as the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice.

Can my spouse or significant other come if they aren’t an artist? 

Sometimes that can be arranged. Call for details.

How do you plan your trips and choose your destinations? Are the instructors experts on those cities?
 
Generally, our instructors choose the travel locations because they are familiar with them or that city has something in particular to offer the students — in particular, things like museums or painting the lavender fields in Provence in July.

How do I get my supplies? Can I take them on the plane?

 
Supplies may be purchased here in The Art League Store. Supplies can be carried in your checked luggage. Details can be explained before departure.

Instructor Susan Abbott captures Elbow Cay in the Bahamas.

Is there anything I need to do to prepare?

 

That depends on the location. Always keep your passport current!

I missed out on a trip I would have liked to go on. Are the same trips offered each year? How can I find out what’s coming up?
 

Some trips are offered on a yearly basis due to demand and their small size, though specific itinerary items may change. Current information is on The Art League website.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Volunteers Needed for the 2011 Alexandria Film Festival

The 2011 Alexandria Film Festival will take place November 3-6 at five different venues throughout Alexandria.

Two volunteer positions need to be filled: House Manager and usher.

The House Manager will be responsible for managing between 2-8 man crews during a 2-5 hour time slot for the Alexandria Film Festival (November 3-6). The House Manager will act as the main source of communication between the chair and the rest of the helpers during the festival. They will also be communicating with the V.I.P. Handlers.



The volunteer usher for the Alexandria Film Festival will be responsible for handing out programs, selling and collecting tickets as well as managing the crowd. The volunteer will help guests find seating and act as a visual and physical presence to assist with any concerns or difficulties that visitors may have.

You may sign up for as many hours as you like or even just a 2-5 hour time slot on any of the available days. These are the current open time slots are located at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. Our biggest needs are for the later shift on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here are the times for both of the George Washington Masonic Memorial venues:

Masonic Auditorium:
  • Friday, November 4 – 5:00pm-9:30pm
  • Saturday, November 5 – 11:00am-9:15pm
Masonic North Lodge:
  • Friday, November 4 – 5:00pm-9:30pm
  • Saturday, November 5 – 11:00am-11:30pm
  • Sunday, November 6 – 11:00am-4:30pm

If you are able to volunteer, please email: aca@alexandriava.gov, or call the Office of the Arts at 703.746.5588.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Regional and National Exhibition Opportunities

Courtesy of FindArtInfoBank.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
 
Anatomy in the Gallery - ILDeadline: 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.

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
 
Juried Book Photo Contest: Intimate Landscape - MNDeadline: October 18, 11. Open to Interpretation is now calling on photographers to submit images for consideration in a juried book competition. Project Details: Open to Interpretation is a collaborative book project bringing together photographers, poets and writers. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers’ submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image. The unique collaboration adds new dimensions to both the photos and the written word. Book Title: Open to interpretation. Theme: Intimate Landscape. Juror: Karen Irvine, Curator of Publications, Museum of Contemporary Photography. Submission Fee: $40 for 5 images, $10 each additional. Early Entry: $10 discount if submitted by August 23, 2011. Awards: $300 Jurors Selection Award. www.open2interpretation.com 
 
Open Call for Entries: 9x12 Works on Paper Show - TXDeadline: November 15, 11. Artworks on or of paper may be any size, but MUST fit in a 9 x 12 envelope; folded, 3D or multi-part OK. Unmatted, unframed photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, cast or folded paper or digital prints OK (other materials attached-OK). Original artworks only; no reproductions. Put artist`s name, address, title & date of work and medium on back. No entry form. Open to all artists – no age or geographical restrictions. All artwork shown – no jury. Entry fee is $5US/piece; 5 entries max. Postmark deadline November 15, 2011. All artwork for sale for $100US; artist gets 80%. Unsold works with SASE will be mailed by Jan 31; no metering. Send entries, entry fee by check or M.O. to 9 x 12, FWCAC, 1300 Gendy, Ft Worth, TX 76107. More information available at elaine@fwcac.org or www.fwcac.org; prospectus at http://www.fwcac.com/images/9x12prospectus2011.pdf

International Museum of Surgical Science: Anatomy in the Gallery - ILDeadline: 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.

Women and Water Rights: Concerning Water Exhibition - WIDeadline March 1, 2012. Dates June 15-July 22, 2012. At The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI. Juried by a committee of artists from the original show at the Katherine Nash Gallery on the University of Minnesota Campus, 2010. Website: womenandwater.net. Concerning Water is a juried exhibition on the theme of women and water issues designed to provide visibility for innovative work that addresses the issues of water rights global and/or local. Exhibition will include work from the original exhibition and work selected from the call. Up to 3 submissions. All media. Hand delivered and Pickup of art. Virtual Submission: In addition accepting digital submissions for a virtual exhibit. Also short films not more than 3 minutes. More information, for submission details and form, contact Teri Power tpower@amerytel.net, Barb Bend, bbend@hughes.net.

human ~ a national juried exhibition - ILDeadline: October 15, 11. This National Juried Exhibition is open to all artists, living or working in the US. Work must be original. All media except video and installation are eligible. Sculpture is encouraged. No size restrictions. Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces for the entry fee of $30. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago will purchase at least one piece from the exhibition for inclusion into the school’s Permanent Collection. The collection is diverse and can be viewed online at gallery180.com. The Purchase Award/s will be selected by committee and will be announced at the opening reception. All submitted works must be for sale. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago will retain a 50% commission from all purchases made during the exhibition. A portion of the commission will be donated to Heartland Alliance for their work in Human Rights. The exhibition will be highly publicized. A color exhibition catalog will be produced to help promote sales. Prospectus at gallery180.com

Call for Artists: "Innovations" - NYDeadline: 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 at http://www2.cortland.edu/dowd-gallery
 
Call for Outdoor Sculpture and Installation at Indianapolis Art Center - INDeadline: 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, at PFlaherty@IndplsArtCenter.org or 317.255.2464, ext. 238.

The 11th Annual Art Inter/National Exhibition... here and abroad - PADeadline: 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

"Innovations" - NYDeadline: 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 at http://www2.cortland.edu/dowd-gallery

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

Calls for Proposals: San Antonio River & Mission San Jose Portal $450,000 -  TXDeadline: October 24, 11. The San Antonio River Foundation is seeking an artist to create permanent public art for the San Antonio River and Mission San José Portal project. This ‘Portal’ will serve as a connection linking the river to the mission by the creation of connecting sidewalks and plaza area. The goal of this artwork commission is to activate and enliven this connection and celebrate the rich environmental, historical and cultural spirit of the area. The San Antonio River Improvements Projects (SARIP) is a $358 million project that aims to revitalize and enhance 13 miles of the San Antonio River both north and south of downtown. The San Antonio River Foundation is a partner in the SARIP and is responsible for funding and guidance for many enhancements along the river, including the commissioning of art works. The SARIP will create a continuous pedestrian and bike linkage from the origin of the river near Brackenridge Park, to the south, just past the historic Mission Espada. Additional features along the way will connect existing neighborhoods to the river, expand and enhance existing parks, provide environmental education opportunities and create a variety of new recreational possibilities. Qualifications: Open to all Artists, Architects and Designers. How to Apply: Our San Jose Portal RFQ has been posted at: http://www.sariverfoundation.org/get-involved/call-submissions   Once you have been directed to the above webpage please click on the San Jose RFQ tab on the left and then view or download the PDF.
 
Strange Glue: Collage At 100: Thompson Gallery - MADeadline: December 31, 11. 2012 marks the centennial of the inception of collage in the field of painting. Strange Glue - Collage is 100 is a three-part exhibition series that will open in September of 2012 and run through June of 2013. Collage is ubiquitous in contemporary culture and it is arguably the most democratic of artistic processes. The exhibition series aims to explore the current status of collage methodology within contemporary art practices as much as it endeavors to examine the conceptual and political manifestations of this evolving artistic strategy. To Apply, please visit the Thompson Gallery website for a prospectus and/or follow the Call For Art Link: http://www.entrythingy.com/www.csw.org. Website: http://thompsongallery.csw.org
 
CdA Arts Commission seeks Artists for Education Corridor - IDDeadline: November 24, 11. The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for three (3) vehicular round-a-bouts in the “Education Corridor,” which is the new entrance into the historic Fort Grounds neighborhood, including North Idaho College and the satellite campuses of the University of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State College, and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. It is anticipated that the public art will embody the area’s diverse and rich history, the vibrant present, and the bright future. Public art can be a change agent for the community. It creates and establishes neighborhood and community identity and also enhances the visual landscape and character of the city. It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most important, it’s accessible to everyone. Information packets are available at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, or online at www.cdaid.org. Artist proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., November 24, 2011. Artists with questions are encouraged to contact Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, at stevea@cdaid.org. How to Apply: Please view the Call to Artists submission requirements at: http://www.cdaid.org/mod/userpage/images/EdCorridorCall.pdf. Web Site: http://cdaid.org
 
Meeting Place Window Display - SC Deadline: November 30, 2011. The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 seasons for the Meeting Place Window Display. The Meeting Place is a city owned building in the charming Olde Village section of North Charleston offering a public exhibition opportunity for visual and fine craft artists. This location offers great exposure for artists seeking to reach local patrons and visitors to this multi-use facility. Applications can be found at our website at www.northcharleston.org. For more information, please contact the Cultural Arts Department at (843) 740-5854 or culturalarts@northcharleston.org
 
White Hot Gold: Clara M Eagle Gallery Murray State University - KYDeadline: October 28, 11.  The Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University in Murray KY is seeking work that explores the role of New Media in Performance, Photography, Installation, and Video for the juried exhibition “White Hot Gold”.  Submitted works may be in any media, including but not limited to 2-D or 3-D, kinetic, sound-based or video pieces, interactive, robotics, animation, digital art and computer generated graphics.  Exhibition dates are January 16 - February 26, 2012. $30/5 entries. The full prospectus and entry form can be located at http://www.murraystate.edu/artgallery. For more information contact Director, Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery at msu.eaglegallery@murraystate.edu. Website: http://www.murraystate.edu/artgallery
 
EXPO 31: National Juried Competition - NYDeadline: October 25, 2011. Exhibition of selected works, March 2012. Eligibility: Artists living in USA. All fine arts media are acceptable. No crafts. Sculpture must be able to be delivered through an ordinary doorway 7.5' X 3'. Installations must be done and removed by the artist. Postmark deadline: October 25, 2011. Fee: $35. Checks made payable to b.j.spoke gallery. Judge: Margot Norton, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art. Award: Exhibition of selected works, March 2012. For more information, go to: www.bjspokegallery.com/expo.html#expo31. b.j. spoke gallery, 299 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. 
 
Small Works Exhibition 2012 - MADeadline: OCtober 15, 11. The Arsenal Center for the Arts is seeking the work of artists from the Greater Boston area for a small works exhibition from December 1st, 2011 to February 5th, 2012. The work will be exhibited on the third floor gallery of the Arsenal Center and must be smaller than 12” x 12”. The work can be 2D or 3D but must be priced under $300. Arsenal Center for the Arts will retain 40% on sale of works. Visit our website to find out more about the Arsenal Center for the Arts. www.arsenalarts.org. Qualifications: All media is accepted 2D and 3D – a maximum of 4 pieces per artist will be chosen, but up to 10 pieces can be submitted for consideration. Please submit all works in JPEG format (images no larger then 300dpi- jpeg). Include name, address, phone number, and email address on corresponding numbered sheet with title, medium, size and price of each piece. Please also include resume and artist statement. How to Apply: If you are interested in submitting for this exhibition please send all application materials via email to: Aneleise Ruggles at aneleiseruggles@arsenalarts.org no later than October 15th, 2011. The jury fee for submission is $20 and can be mailed to: Attention: Aneleise Ruggles, Small Works Submission, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown MA. 02472. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Aneleise Ruggles, Program Assistant (617-923-0100, ext. 304 or via email)
 
The Art of the Drinking Vessel - WI Deadline: February 1, 2012. In every manner, shape and form, the drinking vessel is vital to human civilization. The Art of the Drinking Vessel will highlight the utility and aesthetic grace found in this often used, but often overlooked, object. The Pump House Regional Arts Center in La Crosse, Wis., invites artists to submit works for a juried, themed exhibition of 3-D drinking vessels. Prizes totaling $1,750 will be awarded. Artists should submit works employing the elements of art and principles of design to explore and demonstrate the drinking vessel. Artwork entered may be functional or conceptual. All work must be 3-D and free standing. Drinking vessel artwork that is original, free standing, and 3-D will be accepted in any medium. Jury fee/entry limits: A non-refundable fee of $25 will entitle the artist to submit artwork for jury. Exhibition dates/reception: The exhibition will open March 15, 2012 and continue through May 1, 2012 in the Kader Gallery at the Pump House. A reception will take place on March 17, 2012. Awards: Best in Show - $1,000. Second Place - $500. Third Place - $250. For the compete exhibition prospectus and application for entry, please visit our website in the call for artists area. www.thepumphouse.org
 
The Coaster Show - IDDeadline: November 10, 11. Idaho Poster & Letterpress's gallery is proud to announce Idaho's first coaster show and contest. Artists may submit bar/beverage coasters that have been drawn, doodled, printed or painted on. All subject matter accepted. (We will have a naughty section in the gallery.) The rules are simple. 1. The coaster could still be used as a coaster for a beverage. (Although why would you put a drink on such a work of art?) 2. Up to 20 coasters per artist may be submitted for free. 3. All coasters submitted must be available for sale to the public. 4. A list of all submitted coasters with titles and prices must accompany the works. The gallery will take a 40% commission on all sold works. (Please do not overprice your work. An average retail price of $2-$20 is recommended.) 5. All coasters must be sent with a SASE for the return of the coasters after the show (hopefully along with a check for sold works). 6. The top three coasters will be chosen with the following cash prizes: 1st - $65, 2nd - $25, 3rd - $10. Please mail all coasters postmarked by November 10, 2011 to: Idaho Poster & Letterpress, 280 N. 8th Street, Suite 118, Boise, ID, 83702. Submit questions to bingo@bingobarnes.com. Show dates: November 25-December 31, 2011.
 
Mono No Aware V - NYDeadline: November 9, 2011. A call for submissions from contemporary artists and filmmakers creating work that incorporates Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm or altered light projections as part of a live performance or installation. No digital projections will be considered. Film only. No submission fee. No fee to attend the event. Mono No Aware believes there is magic in seeing a film print projected, a presence a poet has when reading their own work, a feeling that resonates in your chest when seeing music performed live. For these reasons, encourage live projections with live additional audio/visual/performative elements; theater, dance, etc. are encouraged. More information on the event history, previous years participants, images, entry details and entry form can be found here: www.mononoawarefilm.com. MNA, 302 Bedford Ave., Unit # 303, Brooklyn, NY 11211.
 
Call for Artists for artspace 105 - PADeadline: March 27, 12. Voted 2010 "Best Underground Art Space" by Pittsburgh Magazine. Now accepting proposals for exhibitions and events in our space, artspace105, located at 105 E. 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA. How to Apply: Please send resume, artists statement and proposals to steelvalleyarts@gmail.com. If you would like to mail your proposal via postal mail, please mail it to: Steel Valley Arts Councl, P.O. Box 3003, Munhall, PA  15120. www.steelvalleyarts.org
 
Food Porn: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Food Photography - CADeadline: November 2, 2011. The 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, CA announces a call to photographers worldwide for a juried photography exhibition, November 19 - December 2, 2011. Juror: Courtney Gordon. Selected artists may choose to offer their work for sale. $25 for up to 5 images. Visit website for prospectus at: http://1650gallery.com/foodporn2011_call.php. Questions? Please contact Tricia Noble at 1650gallery@gmail.com
 
Juju Foto Factory Inaugural Exhibition - TXDeadline: October 24, 2011. The 2011 Juju Foto Factory Inaugural Exhibition, a gallery space located in Austin, Texas is currently accepting submissions for an exhibition coinciding with the East Austin Studio Tour. The gallery is seeking work that has not yet received wide public attention in major publications or exhibits and wish to identify specific artists whom we can help by bringing their work to new audiences and collectors. Theme: Photographic Portraiture. U.S., International, Professional and Amateur Photographers working in black and white or color, using traditional or digital methods or elements of both processes are eligible. Entry Fee: $35.00 for up to ten (10) images. For more info or questions on the submission process, please contact submissions@jujufotofactory.com. Juju Foto Factory, 2235 East 6th Street, Unit 101, Austin, TX 78702. jujufotofactory.com/call-for-submissions/2011-inaugural-exhibition

Four Corners of the Earth - VTDeadline: November 1, 2011. Darkroom Gallery in Essex Jct., Vermont seeks entries for an international photography exhibition, Nov. 29 - Dec. 23, 2011. Free framing/matting, Juror's Choice, Peoples Choice. Juror: George DeWolfe. Open to all photographers. There is boundless beauty in our natural environment, from the intimate view of a blade of grass to the vast panoramic horizon. But, how do we translate our personal visions of the natural world, through our photographic tools, and then to our audience? Each of our relationships to nature is highly personal - we want to see yours. Sky's the limit using contemporary methods, photographic paraphernalia, and a limitless bag of tricks, so whether your landscapes display a traditional approach, leave us questioning reality, or all that is in between, we can't wait to see your version of this heaven we call Earth. Deadline: November 1, 2011. $20 entry fee. Visit website for details at: http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex22, or send SASE to: Darkroom Gallery, 12 Main St. Essex Jct., VT 05452. Questions? Contact Ken Signorello at submissions@darkroomgallery.com or call 802-777-FOTO. http://www.darkroomgallery.com
 
Call for New Mexico Artists: New Mexico Showcase - NMDeadline: December 1, 11. 516 ARTS announces a call for entries to showcase New Mexico artists, in celebration of our fifth anniversary. Juror for this exhibition is Los Angeles-based Peter Frank, curator and art critic and current Associate Editor of Fabrik magazine and art critic for the Huffington Post. Eligibility: 1) emerging or established New Mexico artists only; and 2) must be out-of-school, practicing artists (graduate students the exception). To Apply: Submit application materials and $30 fee by midnight, Dec 1, 2011. Up to 4 individual artworks may be submitted. For full details on applying and participation agreement, visit www.516arts.org, Click on "New Mexico Showcase" button on left. For more information call 505-242-1445 or email rhiannon@516arts.org. 516 ARTS is an independent, nonprofit arts and education organization, with a museum-style gallery in the center of Downtown Albuquerque.
 
Coastal National Juried Exhibit 2012 - GADeadline: October 24, 2011. The Glynn Art Association announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibit, January 3-28, 2012 at the Glynn Art Association Gallery in St. Simons Island, GA. $2000.00 total awards with $1000 for Best in Show. Juror: Ben Ward. Artists 18 years and older may submit original paintings, pastels, drawings, mixed-media, and sculpture (no computer enhanced artwork, photography, or classroom work accepted). All artwork must be for sale. Jurying of show will be from digital images on compact disk and must represent work entered. $50.00 entry fee. Download prospectus (PDF format) at: http://www.glynnart.org/documents/2012CoastalNationalentryform.pdf, or send a SASE to: 529 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island, GA 31522. Questions? Please contact Ann Marie Dalis at glynnart@bellsouth.net or call 912-638-8770. http://www.glynnart.org
 
Call for Entries: LBIF's Small Works Exhibition - NJDeadline: November 1, 11. The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (LBIF) is seeking submissions for their annual Small Works Exhibition. The exhibition runs from November 4–December 19, 2011. All submitted work will be shown and juried for prizes. Work may be in any chosen medium that fits the size requirement. All entries must be original and must have been executed since 2008. Please include a bio along with your submission for the gallery book. Juror: Michael Cagno, Executive Director of the Noyes Museum of Art. Size: Two-dimensional work must not exceed 12"x12" square. Three-dimensional work must not exceed 8"x8"x8". Entry fee: $20.00 for up to four works. Works in series count as separate works if they take up more than 12"x12" square. Prospectus: http://lbifoundation.org/programs/2011SmallWorksProspectus.pdf; Questions? gallery@lbifoundation.org
 
Call for Exhibition Proposals - NYDeadline: January 31, 12. The Lake George Arts Project Gallery Committee invites artists to submit exhibition proposals for the Courthouse Gallery 2013 exhibition season. Strong preference is given to work created within the past two years. Proposals for special exhibitions, installations, mixed media presentations, and performance art are welcome. The deadline for proposals is always January 31. For more information visit: http://www.lakegeorgearts.org/annual-call.htm, or contact Lake George Arts Project, Gallery Committee, 1 Amherst Street, Lake George, NY 12845, (518) 668-2616, mail@lakegerogearts.org.
 
28th Annual National Juried Show - CADeadline: October 29, 2011. The North Valley Art League seeks entries for their annual national juried show, January 24 - February 25, 2012 at the Carter House Gallery in Redding, California. $1000 Best of Show, (5) $100 awards of Excellence, (5) $50 Awards of Merit. Juror: Mark E. Mehaffey. Open to all artists 18 years and older, residing in the United States. Open theme, with a size limitation of 40 x 40 inches, including frame. All two-dimensional works in the following media will be considered: Paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and gouache; Drawings in pencil, pastel, pen & ink; Printmaking & Mixed Media. $10 per entry for NVAL Members and $15 per entry for Non-Members. Visit website for prospectus at: http://www.nval.org, or send a SASE to: North Valley Art League, 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA 96003. Questions? Please contact Kathleen Evans or Barbara Walter at nval@sbcglobal.net or call (916) 812-7595.
 
Winter 2011 Featured Emerging Artists - GADeadline: October 19, 2011. Calling emerging artists everywhere! Visual Overture Magazine is currently welcoming submissions for the upcoming Winter 2011 “Featured Emerging Artists” juried exhibition-in-print which will display the work of 7 artists – each receiving two pages in the magazine showcasing their art, a short artist interview, and juror notes. Additional artists may be selected for smaller features. This publication opportunity gives artists the direct connect to hundreds of galleries, curators, and collectors who are all searching for the newest in emerging visual art. http://www.visualoverture.com/artists.htm
 
"Mystery of Man" Juried Exhibition: Science Museum Oklahoma - OKDeadline January 11th, 2012. Mystery of Man is a multi-media exhibition open to all artists. Mystery of Man seeks to revive the classicist notion that both art and science are mediums of understanding. Throughout history, societies have employed both mediums to negotiate ideas of self and the meaning of existence. Through this lens, works selected will address one or many of the following questions: -Where or what did we come from? -Why are we here? -What is reality? -How do we interpret the self? View prospectus and juror information at: https://satellitegalleries.wufoo.com/forms/mystery-of-man-prospectus/  The Satellite Galleries are a part of Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City; they function in tandem with the museum to promote science literacy and encourage community dialogue.
 
notBIG Small Works Competition - KYDeadline: November 30, 2011. The M S Rezny Studio/Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, January 9 to February 3, 2012. Awards: $800 plus. Juror: Jack Girard. No works over 12 inches in any direction. Painting, Photography, Fiber, Ceramics, Digital, Video, Mixed Media, Collage, Sculpture, Glass. $20 for 3 images, $25 for 4 images, $30 for 5 images. Visit website for prospectus at: http://msreznygallery.jimdo.com. Questions? Please contact Mary Rezny at mail@msrezny.com. Website: http://www.msrezny.com
 
*Inaugural Armstrong National 2–D Competition Exhibition* - GADeadline: November 1, 2011. The Fine Arts Gallery at Armstrong Atlantic State University is proud to announce its Inaugural Armstrong National 2–D Competition Exhibition presented by the Art, Music, and Theatre department. The show will feature 2-D artwork including, but not limited to, drawing, graphics, painting, sculpture, textiles, printmaking, and photography. Artwork will be judged by Shana Barefoot, collections and exhibitions manager at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). *Application Deadline:* Submissions must be postmarked before November 1, 2011. *Exhibition Dates:* January 3-27, 2012 *How to Enter:* For eligibility, submission guidelines, and detailed information about the show, please visit: http://www.armstrong.edu/Liberal_Arts/art/art_gallery *Contact:* Email questions about the show to: aasuamtgallery@armstrong.edu
 
Dave Bown Projects - 3rd Semiannual Competition - NYDeadline: November 30, 2011. Dave Bown Projects announces a call to artists for an online exhibition. Jurors: Paddy Johnson, Art Fag City, New York; Richard Polsky, Author and Art Dealer; Christina Strassfield, Guild Hall Museum, New York. Awards: $10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 and 5 artists will each receive $1,000). And purchases. This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible. 4 images for $40. 8 images for $60. 12 images for $80. There are no additional fees. Visit http://davebownprojects.com/submissions.html for details. Questions? Contact Dave Bown at info@davebownprojects.com or call (917) 365-5265. http://davebownprojects.com

Exhibit Series: Perspectives on African-American Experience: Emerging Visions - MI Deadline: October 28, 11. Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University. Applicants sought for solo exhibition Feb. 13–Mar. 2, 2012, including 5-day residency for artist’s talk, class visits, and/or workshops. This initiates a projected annual series of exhibits and campus visits by emerging artists whose works reflect on African-American experience past or present. For 2012, engagement with issues of war and its legacies is especially sought. The RCAH is a living-learning environment in which creative explorations of arts and humanities are cultivated through emphases on transcultural studies, ethics, and civic engagement (see http://rcah.msu.edu). Open to all media. Please send CD with 20 jpeg images numbered to correspond to image list with dimensions (videos – DVD), 250-word artist statement, cv, and SASE for return of materials to: Carolyn Loeb, LookOut! Art Gallery, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Snyder Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 48825. Contact loeb@msu.edu for further information.
 
Call to Artists: Beauty Comes in Many Forms - CADeadline: November 30, 2011. What's your idea of beauty? It's all very subjective, isn't it? This is a juried competition in Irvine, California where we'll choose the best artists and then ask those who attend the reception to vote on the best interpretation of Beauty from those showing. All 2-dimensional artwork from all artists will be considered from: photography, painting, drawing, digital prints, fabric art, mosaics, illustrations, pastels, watercolors. Accepted entries will have a permanent link to their website. Fee: $35 for 3 entries, $5 for additional entries. Contact: Linus Galleries, info@linusgallery.com, (310) 491-0269. Website: http://www.linusgallery.com
 
Americas 2012: Paperworks - NDDeadline: November 1, 2011. Northwest Art Center at Minot State University in Minot, ND seeks entries for a juried exhibition, Jan. 9 - Feb. 22, 2012. Cash and Purchase Awards: five Merit Awards and one Best of Show. Juror: Michael Barnes. Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs, qualify. All works must be original and not measure over 60 inches in any direction. Work must be ready to exhibit, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Americas 2000 exhibition. Two-dimensional work should be framed and protected by clear acrylic glazing. 2 entries/$25; Additional entries $5 ea; Limit 5. Download prospectus (PDF format) at: http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac/pdf/pw_2012_prospectus.pdf, or send a SASE to: Northwest Art Center, 500 University Ave W, Minot ND 58707. Questions? Contact Avis Veikley at avis.veikley@minotstateu.edu or call 701 858-3264. http://www.minotstateu.edu/nac
 
Apply for an Exhibition at Redux: Redux Contemporary Art Center - SCDeadline: October 24, 11. Redux is the premier contemporary art venue in South Carolina offering opportunities for emerging and established artists to exhibit in historic downtown Charleston, SC. Exhibitions are not limited to any media, and all applicants will be considered for solo, group, and two person exhibitions and residencies in 2012/2013. Redux currently presents six to eight exhibitions each year, featuring work by internationally renowned and local, emerging and mid-career artists. We shoot for diversity in style, media and subject matter when planning our season. Thanks to the generosity of the Andy Warhol Foundation, this year, three artists will be awarded an honorarium up to $2,000. This honorarium is to help artists offset installation and travel costs. Additionally, Redux will publish an exhibition catalog. To apply for an exhibition for the 2012/2013 calendar, please visit https://reduxstudios.slideroom.com/
 
Beyond Printmaking III: 2012 National Juried Exhibition - TXDeadline: November 4, 2011. Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art in Lubbock, TX announces a call to artists for a national juried exhibition, February 3 - March 4, 2012. $2,500 in cash prizes. Juror: Melanie Yazzie. Open to professional artists living in the U.S. who are 18 and older. All media expanding the notion of printmaking, including time-based and installation, will be considered. An artist's statement illuminating the artist's conception of printmaking must be included with the entry. Work must be original and completed within the last 3 years. $30 for up to 3 entries, $40 for 4 entries, $50 for 5 entries. Visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/Archive/spring2011/bp/bp.php for prospectus. Submit entries online at: https://ttuart.slideroom.com. Questions? Please contact David Mondt at landmarkarts@ttu.edu or call 806-742-1947.
 
Body/Figure/Nude: Lexington Art League - KYDeadline: November 1, 11. January 13–March 11, 2012. The human figure has been a timeless and universal subject of art. It resonates throughout art history and continues to play a key role in contemporary art practice. Contemporary artists have refocused our gaze on the body as a vehicle for aesthetic experimentation as well as explorations of modern life, modern identity, and the social and sexual politics that impact us all. With that stated, artists are invited to submit images of their work, in any medium, dealing with the subject of the body/figure/nude or using body/figure/nude as a metaphor or allegorical vehicle, for consideration by the jurors. While all work will be considered, we especially encourage submissions that are conceptually based or produced using new media. NO ENTRY FEE. For entry guidelines, visit www.lexingtonartleague.org/calltoartist.htm or contact Becky Alley at balley@lexingtonartleague.org.
 
Call to Artists: 28th Annual National Juried Show, North Valley Art League - CADeadline: October 29, 2011. North Valley Art League announces a call to artists for the National Juried Show to be held at the League's Carter House Gallery in Redding, California. The show runs January 24 - February 25, 2012. Open to all artists 18 years and older, residing in the United States. Open theme, with a size limitation of 40 x 40 inches, including frame. Awards: Grand Prize $1000, (5) $100 awards of Excellence, (5) $50 Awards of Merit and People's Choice. Prospectus can be downloaded from www.nval.org. Contact: Kathleen Evans, nval@sbcglobal.net, (916) 812-7595
 
Call for Video Artists: AC Institute  - NYDeadline: 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

Night Sky: Evanston Art Center - ILDeadline: November 1, 11. 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 - CADeadline: November 18th. 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, 11. 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.

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