“Materialize” exhibit – Opening Reception – Phoenix, Arizona

Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix)
First Friday, February 3
5:30-7:00pm

The public to the free opening reception for “Materialize,” a group exhibition featuring the work of 14 ASU Master of Fine Arts students on First Friday, February 3. Meet the artists, enjoy music by Diego Miranda and no-host bar in Bob’s Spot Gallery Lounge.

Centered on realized works that span a broad range of materials and conceptual practices, these artists highlight the collective imaginative spaces they share, marked by their engagement with contemporary art forms.

The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is one of the largest and most respected public art schools in the country, and a leader in the development of artists and arts educators. The Master of Fine Arts degree is offered for advanced study in ceramics, drawing/painting, fibers, interdisciplinary digital technology, intermedia, metals, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood.

“Materialize” will be on display and available for purchase through April 2. A portion of each purchase benefits the HTC’s Youth Outreach Programs. Sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, the Herberger Theater Gallery is a self-funded exhibition program that promotes contemporary art by Arizona artists. Viewing hours are weekdays, 10:00am-5:00pm, during performances and by appointment. Click here to preview the exhibit.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/5th Street) weekdays after 5pm. Purchase discount validation at the Herberger Theater Box Office before the reception.

For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105 or laustin@HerbergerTheater.org.

Mélange of Milieu: Defying Category – NYC

This February Agora Gallery presents Mélange of Milieu, a group exhibition highlighting the newest ways to bend genre practiced by artists working today. The eight featured artists hail from the Ukraine, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, and the United States – among others – yet have much to say to each other. The hazy, Impressionistic landscape paintings on one wall seem to both inform and take cues from the brash figural paintings on the next. Mélange of Milieu is unique in the current crop of gallery shows for featuring sculpture as prominently as painting, or indeed any works on paper. The exhibition makes a conscious effort to include a range of three-dimensional works, the result being an unusually revealing look at the field. There are highly realistic bronze figurines of invented animals, sleek and gestural depictions of the moving body in stone, and assemblages of brightly colored wooden blocks that have been both painted and embroidered, in a way, to evoke the patterns of the cosmos.

Mélange of Milieu opens February 14, 2017 and runs through March 7, 2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, February 16 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: February 14, 2017  – March 7, 2017

Reception: Thursday, February 16, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_2_14_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Mélange of MilieuAnna Voloshko  |  MORLOT Claude  |  Doris Brown  |  Yuliya Pogreb  |  HERMINE  |  Sa Peng  |  Yoshiko Kanai  |  Rita Galambos  |  Stacie Hernandez  |  Michael Alberon  

About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Deadline: Feb. 25, 2017 – Contemporary Art Gallery Online Announces an International Call for Artists to Participate in the “ALL Women” Art Competition & Exhibition

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 3rd Annual International “All Women” Online Art Competition for the month of February 2017.  Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all Women 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field.  A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of March 2017.

There is No Theme for this Current Art Competition, except you must be a woman to enter.  Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged within three categories; Paintings, Photography and Mixed Media and 3D Work.  Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected, (this will depend on the number of submissions in each category).   In addition to the winning images, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries received, Honorable Recognition awards will also be presented.

This competition opens January 29, 2017 and closes February 25, 2017.
Winners will be announced on March 13, 2017.
Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. (Funds in US Dollars.)

Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Radio Interviews, Inclusion in the Year End Anthology Publication, Extensive Marketing and much more.

To read the complete Prospectus: http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.gallery/february-2017-art-competition-all-women

Tiny Art Exhibit free opening reception – Phoenix, AZ

Herberger Gallery@Arizona Center (455 N. Third Street, Suite 1200, Phoenix)
Curators: Connie and A O Tucker
Third Friday, January 20, 6-8pm
Free Admission
Website: http://www.herbergertheater.org/community/herberger-galleryarizona-center/

The public is invited to attend the free opening reception for Tiny Art Exhibit, featuring 62 Arizona artists, to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. The exhibit is on display and available for purchase through March 9. For a preview, visit our website.

The Herberger Gallery@Arizona Center is a self-funded exhibition program that promotes contemporary art by Arizona artists. A portion of the proceeds from each piece sold benefits the HTC’s Youth Outreach Programs.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/5th Street) weekdays after 5pm. Purchase discount validation at the Reception. For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105 or laustin@HerbergerTheater.org.

Deadline: March 12, 2017 – RECYCLE 2017 – Call for Entries

Open Call for Submissions from artists in the USA for ‘Recycle 2017’, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)’s third national juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded, and re-purposed materials, will be a celebration of ingenuity and imagination.   We are seeking to exhibit sophisticated two- and three-dimensional art created in the re-use genre.  To help us in this quest, we are once again greatly honored to have as our juror, Harriet Taub, Executive Director of Exhibits at Materials for the Arts.

As well as looking for skill in the use of material, we want to see art that demonstrates the importance of conserving our limited natural resources.  We look for how well the medium relates to the upcycling movement and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized.  Entries must incorporate at least 50 percent of repurposed, recycled, or reused materials. The theme is open to any medium resulting in 2-Dimensional or 3-Dimensional work.

Early Bird Discounted Deadline:  February 26, 2017
Final Submission Deadline:
March 12, 2017
Gallery Exhibition Dates: May 13 –
June 18, 2017 weekends 1-6 PM
Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1-6 PM

ABOUT THE JUROR:
Harriet Taub is the Executive Director of Materials for the Arts, one of the largest reuse centers in the U.S and a program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.  She joined MFTA in 1998 and also co-founded and helms its affiliated nonprofit, Friends of Materials for the Arts, which provides teacher training, arts and environmental edu
cation, and arts programming like artist residencies.  Taub graduated from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education.  She currently sits on the boards of the environmental organization the Reuse Alliance and the arts organization Pentacle.

$3000 in CASH AWARDS:
BEST of
SHOW GOLD: $1000
MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF MATERIAL: $500
PEOPLES’ CHOICE: $250
CURATORS’ CHOICE: $250
CERTIFICATE of RECOGNITION:  $1000   $100 each for ten winners.

ELIGIBILITY: This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories, 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution.

SUBMISSIONS AND FEES: Only original works may be submitted.
Early Bird Submissions (through
midnight, February 26, 2017):  $45 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.
Submissions between Februrary 27th and
midnight March 12, 2017:  $65 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.

Full Prospectus with all details: http://bwac.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Recycle-2017-Prospectus-11-28-16.pdf

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to bwacinfo@aol.com

Deadline: March 5, 2017 – WIDE OPEN 8 – Call for Entries

Open Call for Submissions from artists all over the USA for a juried exhibit, Wide Open 8, to be exhibited in the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) gallery  – an 8,000 square-foot Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront.  The enormous space of the gallery affords us the opportunity to exhibit really huge work, and we welcome it.  We are privileged to have another of NY’s art elite as our juror, the Museum of Modern Art’s Cara Manes, Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture.  With her guidance and selections, we look forward to another spectacular show.

The broad theme of “Wide Open 8” encompasses all the possibilities of knowledge and freedom and love – wide open spaces…arms wide open…eyes wide open – but as with all things, there is the inevitable opposite – wide open to attack…corruption…failure. What kind of fantasy is this? What does it really indicate? This juried show looks to explore the idea of “wide open” in all the hidden niches of our collective psyche.

Early Bird Discounted Deadline:  February 19, 2017
Final Submission Deadline: March 5, 2017
Gallery Exhibition Dates: May 13 – June 18, 2017 weekends 1-6 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1-6 PM

ABOUT THE JUROR:
Cara Manes is Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, where she works extensively on the ongoing displays in the collection galleries, as well as temporary exhibitions and special installations. Most recently she organized Projects 104: Nástio Mosquito (2016) and the collection exhibition Take an Object (2015). Alongside museum colleagues, she has contributed to numerous other exhibitions, including From the Collection: The 1960s (2016),Ellsworth Kelly: The Chatham Series (2013), Artist’s Choice: Trisha Donnelly (2012), and Cy Twombly: Sculpture (2011). Manes’ writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Hans Arp and the United States (Stiftung Arp, 2016) and Films and Videos by Robert Morris (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, 2011). She holds degrees from Wellesley College and The City University of New York.

$3000 in CASH AWARDS:
BEST of SHOW GOLD: $1000
BEST of SHOW SILVER:  $500
PEOPLES’ CHOICE: $250
CURATORS’ CHOICE: $250
CERTIFICATE of RECOGNITION:  $1000   $100 each for ten winners.

ELIGIBILITY: This call for submission is open to all residents of the U.S. and its Territories, 18 years of age or older. This is a juried exhibition for artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including film/video when part of an installation. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution.

SUBMISSIONS AND FEES: Only original works may be submitted (limited edition prints are OK).  Works may be submitted in one or multiple media.  Early Bird Submissions (through midnight, February 19, 2017):  $45 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.   Submissions between February 20, 2017 and midnight March 5, 2017:  $65 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.  All entries must be registered/received by midnight, March 5, 2017.   All entry fees are non-refundable.

Full Prospectus with all details: http://bwac.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/WO8-Prospectus-11-24-16.pdf

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to bwacinfo@aol.com

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017 – ArtVenice Biennale IV

The Biennial Project is overjoyed to make known an open call to artists worldwide for ArtVenice Biennale 4– an online-juried competition and large screen digital presentation being held at Venice, Italy during the Opening/Press Week of The Venice Biennale 57!!

Infomation go to http://the-biennial-project.com/Contest_Home.aspx

Reasons To Enter:
– An juried competition to be presented on The Biennial Project Website.
– A large screen digital presentation shown in Venice during the Opening Week of The Venice Biennale 57!!
– Promoted on The Biennial Project Blog posting reaching over 40,000 subscribers.
– Work to be juried by The world renowned Biennial Project Artists.
– Special prize winners will be chosen by superstar-art-world-notables to be announced.
– Grand Prizewinner will have a solo gallery show on our website.
– Many received entries are highlighted on our social media and in our blog.

If your dazzling work is selected it will be shown on our website and in a blog posting reaching over 40,000 very important people of influence in the international art world. Best of all your art will be presented for one night as a digital display at The Biennial Project’s extravagant, hotshot event in Venice, Italy during the opening/press week of The Venice Biennale 57. That’s La Biennale di Venezia for you international folk.

In addition the artist who is bestowed the title of Grande Premiato will have a solo gallery show on our website, and a solo blog posting of 15 pieces or his/her magnificenza work to our on-line audience of over 40,000 artist (and growing).

You will have a much better chance of having your work promoted as part of the publicity for the ArtVenice Biennale 4 . We feature an entry of the day every day during the entire entry period – sending a chosen image out on FB to several thousand people – and linking to the entrant’s website or facebook page. Additionally, we send out Entry Sampler Email Blasts several times during the lead up to the contest, highlighting some of the most interesting work that we have received. Near the end of the entry period we are swamped with the number of replies, whereas at the beginning is much slower – greatly increasing your chances of being included in one of these publicity vehicles. Not to mention that your image could be selected to appear on a postcard or a poster for ArtVenice Biennale 4 !

Information go to http://the-biennial-project.com/Contest_Home.aspx

JURORS:  All work will be juried by The Internationally Infamous Art Collective The Biennial Project.

We also have globally renowned jurors giving out special recognition individual prizes.

So far we have confirmed these following artists, all of whom have shown in recent Venice Biennales:

Nigol Bezjian 56th Venice Biennale, Part of  the Armenian Dispora Pavilion, Golden Lion Winner, Venice, Italy
http://www.armenity.net/nigol-bezjian-syriausa

Argelia Bravo 56th Venice Biennale, Venezuelan Pavilion, Venice, Italy
https://www.artsy.net/show/56th-venice-biennale-venezuelan-pavilion <file://localhost/show/56th-venice-biennale-venezuelan-pavilion>

Binelde Hyrcan 56th Venice Biennale, Angolian Pavilion, Venice, Italy

The Angolan pavilion at the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale: On Ways of Travelling

George Camille 56th Venice Biennale, Seychelles Pavilion, Venice, Italy
http://seychellesartprojects.org/index.php?page=22&lang=en <http://seychellesartprojects.org/index.php?page=22&lang=en>

Camille Zakharia 55th Venice Biennale, Bahrain Pavilion Venice, Italy
http://www.bahrainpavilion.bh/exhibition/in-a-world-of-your-own

Togmidshiirev Enkhbold  56th Venice Biennale, Mongolian Pavilion, Venice, Italy http://mongolia-pavilion-venice-biennale.com/enkhbold-togmidshiirev-1978/

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2017 – “Bliss” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent

| Theme:
Bliss is a state of joy. Joy can be fed by and expressed in happy, funny or healing stories and artworks. Some ideas of bliss delve into the spiritual within us, states of zen, the idea of manifesting and affirmations, or simple moments of being fully present. This issue will be a collection of feel-good content that magnifies the sunny side of life. It will focus on the bliss within us and the people we love, and not religion nor religious deities. Bliss can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. What’s your BLISS?

| Eligible Submissions:
Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.

| Highlights:
Be profiled, get published, and shine on! Up to 40 applicants will be selected. Plus, if you are chosen as one of the top 4 applicants, you will also be highlighted in a feature section with a profile written about you and your work. All selected artists and writers are showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.

| About ArtAscent:
The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers.

| Call application:
https://ArtAscent.com/the-call-for-artists-and-writers/

Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Herberger Theater: “Gathering Earth” exhibit – Phoenix

Guest curator exhibit featuring Candace Greenburg
First Friday, January 6, 5:30-7:00pm
Herberger Theater Center (222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix)
Free Admission

The Herberger Theater invites the public to the free opening reception for Gathering Earth, an exhibit of bronze sculpture, mixed-media silk wall hangings and poetry by Candace Greenburg. Meet the artist, enjoy live music by Nick Heward, light refreshments and
no-host bar in Bob’s Spot Lounge.

Derived and inspired by the natural world, the exhibit is on display through January 30. Sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, the Herberger Theater Gallery is a self-funded exhibition program that promotes contemporary art by Arizona artists. Viewing hours are weekdays, 10:00am-5:00pm, during performances and by appointment. To preview the exhibit, visit HerbergerTheater.org/gathering-earth/.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/5th Street) weekdays after 5pm. Purchase discount validation at the Box Office before the reception. For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105 or laustin@HerbergerTheater.org.

The Herberger Theater Center… Where the Audience Meets the Art

Deadline: Feb. 21, 2017 – 32nd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

32nd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition—Opens on February 1, 2017

Artists from across the globe are invited to enter the 32nd Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. With a fierce dedication to promoting the arts and discovering and exposing new talent, the CIFAC continues its tradition of honoring selected artists and awarding prizes aimed at giving artists invaluable exposure to promote career growth and boost recognition.

“The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a wonderful way to keep your artwork in front of important museum curators and art experts. Stay connected to the international art scene through competitions, let others see your work, and have your work create a dialogue with other artists.”

Angela Di Bello, Director, Agora Gallery

This year’s competition awards are valued at over $70,000 and are designed specifically to support our larger mission: to promote the spread of extraordinary and innovative art in our modern world and to ensure the future productivity and enhance the careers of selected artists. Aside from cash prizes, other awards include participation in the collective exhibition, magazine profiles, and valuable PR opportunities. A portion of the gallery’s proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation.

“Upon seeing my work displayed at Agora I was proud to be part of such a high quality and diverse exhibition…Winning the competition has affirmed my confidence in my works and direction as an artist. It has also made me realise that you need to seize the opportunities and engage with a broader artistic community.”

—Sue Howard, Australia, 2015 Selected Artist

The 2017 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition will be accepting entries February 1st – 21st , 2017. Results are announced on March 20, 2017, with the competition exhibition scheduled for August 19–30, 2017.

Interested? Ready to seize the opportunity and take your career to the next level? Visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/ for competition details and instructions on how to enter. You can also contact us at competition@agora-gallery.com.

February 2017 Exhibitions: Plurality of Expression and Emerging Visions – NYC

Agora Gallery presents Plurality of Expression and Emerging Visions, two collective exhibitions that celebrate the different ways today’s artists approach aesthetic. Plurality of Expression includes abstraction, surrealism, still life, and portraiture, each with a twist that pushes them beyond the usual boundaries of genre. A photographer creates “portraits” of women covered or wrapped in various tactile substances in a meditation on womanhood, and on the next wall over a painter superimposes stark, one-dimensional earthly beings onto rainbow-colored paintings of the heavens. Emerging Visions also features a vast range of artists, with an emphasis on technical exploration. One artist creates his paintings by cutting up and repurposing panels painted by other people, while another creates landscapes by painting layers of dynamic, forceful strips of color.

The magic of both exhibitions is dependent on the diversity of the work on display. Only when placed side by side do the images fully reveal how many little decisions and gestures go into their creation. With Plurality of Expression and Emerging Visions, Agora Gallery presents a deep study on both the mind and hand of the artist.

Both exhibitions begin January 21, 2017 and runs through February 10, 2017 with an opening reception on January 26 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: January 21, 2017 – February 10, 2017

Reception: Thursday January 26, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_1_21_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Plurality of Expression

Alejandro (Alexati) Carrillo  |  George Struikelblok  |  Robert Thiebaud  |  Aurélie Beer  |  Kate Wilson  |  Mimi Moylan  |  Falcan Iulia-Lavinia

Emerging Visions

Jian Jun An  |  Robert Ellison  |  David Gista  |  Roger DiCamillo  |  Ellen Burnett  |  Gabriele Golissa  |  Andrew Glass

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

 

Deadline: Jan. 8, 2017 – National Juried Call: Iteration

Theme: Iteration

Selected by: Boston-based artists: Denise Driscoll (Fountain Street Fine Art) & Nathalie Miebach (Miller Yezerski Gallery)

Prospectus: Pattern and repetitive process go hand-in-hand. An entire practice may be made of similar gestures; each mark, movement or sound informing the next. Maps and systems are connected by similar shapes and textures; patterned artworks are created through a meditative, repeated process. Each individual cell, used repetitively—iterated—can be just as fascinating as the sum. Seeking work of all 2D, 3D and time-based media that employs pattern through an iterative process.

Eligibility: Open to all U.S. residents. Work must be created within the last 5 years and complete. Online submissions only. Open to work in all media. See prospectus for artwork size restrictions. Artists may apply with up to 6 works.

Exhibition dates: February 9 – March 11, 2017

Find prospectus and apply online:

http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/iteration-call-for-art/

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sunday January 8, 2017 by 11:59PM

Fee: $25/1-3 submissions, $40/4-6

Deadline: Jan. 17, 2017 – Call for Artists – 2nd annual Portal Art Fair – NY

Call for Artists – 2nd annual Portal art fair – the new independent satellite fair of Frieze NY

“a counterpoint to Frieze New York… a showcase for emerging artists”- New York Times

Seeking artists working in Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Installation, Video & Sound. Portal 2017 will once again feature 30 artists of exceptional talent, each awarded exhibition space in the strikingly beautiful and monumental Federal Hall National Memorial.

Once selected, your exhibition space is free and GIAF is free to the public. 4heads keeps artists’ costs to a bare minimum so gallery scouts, journalists and collectors know this is where to find the freshest talent. Many artists have launched their art careers here with us. We hope you can too. – 4heads

Apply at: https://4heads.slideroom.com/
Deadline for Submission: January 17, 2017
Application Fee: $35 – No Additional Charges
Fair Dates: May 3-12, 2017

Deadline: Jan. 16, 2017 – Call For Entries “Faces Of Humanity”

20 Artists Will Be Selected For A Group Exhibition At Gallery 25N

Prospectus: http://art-competition.net/G25N-Faces_Of_Humanity.cfm

Submission Deadline: January 16, 2017 (Midnight EST)
Curator Selection: January 20, 2017
Artist Notification: January 27, 2017
Exhibit Opens: February 6, 2017

Twenty artists will be selected for an online group exhibit, “Faces of Humanity” at Gallery25N; the exhibit and artists will be extensively marketed worldwide to over 20,000 people including art buyers, gallery owners, curators, collectors, etc. Participants must be 18 years of age or older working in any still art medium.

Theme: “Faces of Humanity” – The curators will be looking for artwork that communicates the diversity of mankind by capturing the emotion, beauty, love, hope, and wisdom in the faces of people from different cultures. Sensing a universal personage reflected in the facial expressions of people throughout the world offers us all an avenue leading to an understanding of and connection to other cultures.

Eligibility & Mediums: This competition is open to all artists/photographers 18 years of age or older. Submissions for consideration can be expressed in any of the following aspects: representational, expressionism, surrealism, or abstraction. Entries must be created in any still medium: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, prints, fiber art, collage, installations.

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2016 – Online Art Competition, “ALL Photography and Digital Art”

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International “All Photography and Digital Art” Online Art Competition for the month of December 2016.  Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all Digital and Photographic artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field.  A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of January 2017.  Awards will be given for the top 5 chosen winners.   In addition to the winning images, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries received, Honorable Recognition awards will also be presented.

This competition closes December 31, 2016.

Winners will be announced on January 16, 2017.
Entry Fee:  $15 for up to three images and $20 for up to five images.  Funds in US Dollars.

Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Radio Interviews, Inclusion in the Year End Anthology Publication, Extensive Marketing and much more.

To read the complete Prospectus: http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.gallery/december-2016-art-competition-all-photography

January 2017 exhibitions: Enigmatic Realms and Kaleidoscope of the Mind – NYC

Agora Gallery welcomes the new year with two exhibitions that dive into the most inventive corners of contemporary art. Enigmatic Realms is a collective featuring eight artists who together truly touch every part of modern society. There are inquiries into technology alongside placid images from the seashore. There are highly allegorical narratives, and there are jolting images of objects in motion. What ties each artist together is the unifying determination to see everyday people, places, and things in a new way. Similarly, Kaleidoscope of the Mind is a collective exhibition in which everything ordinary becomes new again. These artists push the technical boundaries as well as the visual ones; there is slashed canvas, painted writing, and thrown paint. These works do not shy away from images and juxtapositions that are confusing and enticing for their unfamiliarity. Between the two exhibits, Agora Gallery is ushering the new year with both techniques and aesthetics that have never been seen before.

Both exhibitions begin December 29, 2016 and run through January 18, 2017 with a joint opening reception on December 29 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: December 29, 2016 – January 18, 2017

Reception: Thursday December 29, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_12_29_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Kaleidoscope of the Mind

Mark Reese  |  Regina Krugel  |  Fahim Somani  |  Irma Lescinskaite  |  Hallie Hart  |  Helen Rosenkranz  |  Alejandra Burguette

Enigmatic Realms

Graciela Bosoglanian  |  Burhan Khan  |  Franck Sastre  |  Viccas  |  Philippe Thélin  |  Judith Tawil  |  Magda Hanna  |  Mikele Arapi

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Deadline: Jan. 27, 2017 – Call for Entry – 26th National Juried Exhibition

Oil Painters of America will hold its 26th National Juried Exhibition of Representational Oil Paintings, May 12 through June 10, 2017 at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Approximately 25 awards will be given with a total value estimated in excess of $100,000, including a $25,000 Best of Show.  Convention events will include a plein air competition with awards, demonstrations, interviews and exhibitors.  Juror of Awards will be distinguished Master Signature Artist William Whitaker OPAM.

Deadline for online submissions is Friday, January 27, 2017.

To enter, artists must reside in the U.S., Canada or Mexico and be a paid 2017 member of OPA at an annual fee of $70.  OPA is currently accepting new member applications.

National Exhibition entry fee:  $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second; only one painting may be accepted.  Maximum size limit is 1200 sq. in.  For a prospectus, visit our website at www.oilpaintersofamerica.com.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2017 – Call to Artists: Yamana Gold Passion to Perform Artist Prize

 

The Invitation.

 

Artists are welcome to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography as entries to Passion to Perform. The following prizes will be awarded in $USD based on a jury selection: $6,000 for first prize, $2,500 for second prize and $1,500 for third prize. In addition, a fund has been established to acquire additional artworks from the shortlist of finalists, which will then become part of the permanent collection. Passion to Perform is an initiative of Yamana Gold, a leading gold producer with operations and properties throughout the Americas that integrates a commitment to sustainability and stakeholder engagement best practices in all its business activities. This commitment complements a performance based culture driven by an entrepreneurial passion that is mirrored in the passion and commitment demonstrated by many emerging artists. Passion to Perform celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion, and aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

 

Entry Process.

 

Entry is free, online at our portal www.passiontoperform.ca The competition is open to any person practicing art. We will only be admitting 2 entries per person. The panel of judges will initially review entries made through the online system. Following this, approximately 35 artists will be short listed. Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging. Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email.

 

Key Dates.

 

15th January 2017: Deadline for online email entries, by 5pm EST.

30th January 2017 : Results of initial entry, including short listed notices and instructions on mailing of works are emailed to artists by this date.

6th February 2017: Results of final round of judging and award notice

 

Any questions regarding the art competition, please write to artwork@yamana.com

 

 

 

 

Deadline: Dec. 31, 2016 – “Portraits” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent

| Theme:
Portraits display the likeness, personality and mood of the person or creature being presented. Portraits can be expressed in symbolic, literal, modern, traditional, abstract, and completely unique ways. Share your interpretation of PORTRAITS.

| Eligible Submissions:
Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry, fabric, sculpture, fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). Apply using the online form.

| Highlights:
Be profiled, get published, and shine on! Up to 40 applicants will be selected. Plus, if you are chosen as one of the top 4 applicants, you will also be highlighted in a feature section with a profile written about you and your work. All selected artists and writers are showcased in the magazine and the juried online exhibition.

| About ArtAscent:
The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media. This marketing tool is created by artists and writers, for artists and writers.

Deadline to enter is December 31, 2016.

| Call application:
https://ArtAscent.com/the-call-for-artists-and-writers/