Deadline: June 30, 2017 – National Juried Exhibition – Call for Entry

The Colors of the Night
Exhibition Dates: August 19 -Sept. 30

Smithtown Township Arts Council invites submissions for its upcoming juried fine art exhibition: “The Colors of the Night” at Mills Pond Gallery. Juror/Judge Tim Newton. This exhibition/competition will encompass all varieties of nocturnal art. Twilight/Dusk, Dawn, Urban, Interiors, Landscapes, Figures etc. are all possibilities. No subject is off limits.
Juror expectations will be Originality/Creativity, Good Design, and Skillful Execution within your Medium.” Tim Newton

Open to USA artists age 18 or older. All media considered except photography and computer generated art. Entry fee $45 for up to 3 images.  Awards: $1,000 Best of Show, $500 Second Place, $250 Third Place.

Entry Deadline: June 30, 2017.

Deadline: April 16, 2017 – Artist Residency @ Gallery 263

Gallery 263 is currently accepting proposals for our 2017 Artist Residency Program. Since 2010, we have offered our 700-square foot space to artists of all media. In a comfortable, collaborative environment, residents incubate ideas, fuel discussion, and produce new work, while giving the local community a stake in both the process and the product of art making. Residents benefit from full access to our space and amenities, two critique sessions, and a week-long exhibition to conclude their stay.

This is a non-live-in, shared residency opportunity. The program hosts up to four solo artists or one collective of artists for seven weeks. This year’s Summer Residency will begin on June 12, 2017, and run through July 29, 2017.

Deadline: Sunday, April 16, 2017.

For more information and to apply, visit www.gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/artist-residency-program/

Spatial Fluidity and Contemporary Perspectives – NYC

This April Agora Gallery embraces the unexpected with a trio of forward-thinking exhibitions. Spatial Fluidity features nine artists who blur the line between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, be it through introducing new media or using traditional materials in unique ways. There are pieces that experiment with mixed textures, some that use distinctive and asymmetric surfaces, and some that even incorporate light. Contemporary Perspectives is a group exhibition that marries classic subject matter with new styles, such as romantic botanicals portrayed in energized, saturated colors or traditional portraiture that sheds light on historically overlooked people. This exhibition looks at modernity from all sides in drawing, painting, and mixed media.

Both of these exhibitions open April 1, 2017 and run through April 21, 2017 with a joint opening reception on Thursday, April 6 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2017  – April 21, 2017

Reception: Thursday, April 6, 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_4_1_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Spatial Fluidity

Sheree Friedman  |  Erin Cooke  |  Pedro Alberti  |  Nello Petrucci  |  Isabelita  |  Annika Carlsson  |  GIDJA  |  Ian A. Matthews  |  Birsen Yurdaer

Contemporary Perspectives

Lauralee Franco  |  Fariba Baghi  |  Craig Frankowski  |  Stephanie E. Graham  |  Gail Comes  |  Bobbie See

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: March 31, 2017 – Society of Arts + Crafts Artist Awards

Free to apply: Apply Now!

The Society of Arts and Crafts welcomes applications for the 2017 Artist Awards.

Every other year, the Society awards $3,000 each to three craft artists living in New England. As a mission-driven non-profit, the Society continues to support craft artists through opportunities such as this and we are honored to continue to award artists. This is a merit based award, yet we do take your cover letter into consideration as this, like all juried awards, are subjective. To be eligible, you must be living in New England.

This year, Ellen Wieske, 2010 Artist Award Winner and Jeweler, and Marilyn Zapf, Assistant Director at the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, will join Luiza deCamargo, Associate Curator at the Society of Arts and Crafts, to jury the applications.

The Society believes that craftspeople have a knowledge of materials and an expertise of technique. Traditionally, craft has been defined by material — wood, ceramics, glass, textiles, and metal — and the techniques used to transform raw material into objects. We acknowledge that contemporary craft often challenges our notions of technique and material, and we honor these new expressions. If you believe your work does not meet this definition yet still falls under the purview of craft, please explain in your cover letter. No paintings, photographs, drawings, or traditional sculpture will be reviewed. Previous winners are ineligible to apply.

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Deadline: April 30, 2017 – “Orange” International Call For Artists and Writers by ArtAscent

| Theme:
The colour between red and yellow in the visible spectrum, orange is associated with meanings of warmth, optimism, enthusiasm, transition, health, happiness, fun, creativity and freedom. Orange is stimulating, vibrant and flamboyant. It is the colour of vivid sunsets, fire, vegetables, flowers, fish, citrus fruits, marmalade, traffic cones, life rafts and Cheetos. Orange is the color of prison uniforms in the U.S. Orange (saffron) is a sacred and auspicious color in Hinduism. The middle traffic light is orange in France. Orange is all around and within us. Reveal your shade of ORANGE.

| 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: March 25, 2017 – Online Art Competition, Figurative

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 5th Annual International “Figurative/Portrait” Online Art Competition is to be held from February 26, 2017 to March 25, 2017.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 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 April 2017.

Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged within three categories; Paintings, Photography & Digital Art and Mixed Media & 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.

Winners will be announced on April 10, 2017.
Entry Fee:  $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images.  Funds in US Dollars.
Deadline: March 25, 2017

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/march-2017-art-competition-figurative-portrait

Deadline: March 27, 2017 – Scapes 3

Call To Artists “Scapes 3” – $8,125 in cash and art marketing prizes.

Art-Competition.net  announces the Art Call “Scapes 3”. There will be 7 Winners and 10 Honorable Mentions. This competition is open to all artists and photographers worldwide. The participant must be 18 years of age or older working in any still art medium: painting, drawing, collage, photography, digital art, fiber art, etc.

Theme: The judges for this art call welcome artists and photographers whose works provide viewers with unique interpretations of environmental settings—either viewed or imagined. These artists’ visions may transport the viewer to a lovely landscape, cityscape, seascape, or mindscape which invites them to enter their realm of beauty, uniqueness, serenity, etc.  However, works reflecting human impact against the land, seas, etc., always major concerns, are encouraged as well. The earth’s landscapes are places of thought, meditation, reflection, tranquility, and at times sorrow.  The landscape artists’ creations are defined and weighted only by the depth at which their presentations enrich our heart and conscience. All representational, abstract, or surrealistic entries are welcome.

Prospectus

Deadline: March 27, 2017 (Midnight EST)
Jury Selection:  March 31, 2017
Artist Notification: April 12, 2017

Cash & Art Marketing Prizes

First Place: $500 in Cash and the artist is presented as a “Featured Artist” in the “InternationalArtistDirectory.com” that is marketed to over 14,300 art buyers = Value $1,500. The winner’s artwork will also be marketed in an email marketing campaign “Art Market NewsTM” and website http://artmarketnews.net with over 22,600 subscribers = Value $3,500. The artist and their work will be marketed through our social media-marketing network through LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Tweeter, FaceBook, GooglePlus, Instagram, etc.
Total first place prize value = $5,500*

Second Place: $400 in Cash and the artist will be featured as a “Notable Artist” in the “InternationalArtistDirectory.com” that is marketed to over 14,300 art buyers = Value $1,500.
Total second place prize = Value $1,900*

Third Place: $300 in Cash*
Fourth Place: $200 in Cash*
Fifth Place: $100 in Cash*
Sixth Place: $75 in Cash*
Seventh Place: $50 in Cash*
*The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th place winner’s artwork will be featured in Art-Competition.net “Winners Showcase” with links to their websites.

Up to 10 Honorable Mentions – The artists and their artworks will be displayed in the “Honorable Mentions” Section of Art-Competition.net.

Entry Fee:
$20 for the first image, $10 each additional

Submit Your Work

Deadline: April 15, 2017 – ViewPoint Gallery’s 2017 International Photography Competition

ViewPoint Gallery’s 2017 International Photography Competition fifth annual call.This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, the only gallery in Halifax dedicated solely to photography.

The competition is open to all subject matter. 12 winning images will be selected from the digital entries. A jury of 3 professional photographers selected by ViewPoint will jury submissions. One winner will be exhibited monthly. These winning images will be professionally printed, framed, exhibited and offered for sale by ViewPoint Gallery starting in June, 2017.

In addition, winners will have their work publicized by the gallery with media/press releases and the images will be promoted on Viewpoint’s website, newsletter and Facebook page.

Deadline April 15, 2017.

For more information please go to: http://www.viewpointgallery.ca/international-competition

Deadline: March 27, 2017 – Call for Artists – “Mythology”

This group exhibition will focus on mythology and how myths help us transcend and navigate the overlaps our collective worlds. We are looking for works that explore how myths inform our understanding of constructed belief systems and help us navigate them while serving as a vehicle of primal human expression.

Topics can draw on resources from myths, legends, folklore, cult, witchcraft, religion, sci-fi, the occult or themes that include motifs of ritual, religion and mysticism.

Open to sculpture, fiber arts, paintings, drawings, ceramics, site-specific installations, mixed media, photography and printmaking.

Artist should email the following to vwalsh@annstreetgallery.org — five jpeg images of work, a cv/resume, artst statement and website link.

Deadline: Week of March 27, 2017
Exhibition Opening: April 8, 2017
Exhibition Closes: May 6, 2017

Shipping:
All works must arrive in reusable packaging and include a prepaid return shipping label.

For more information please contact: Virginia Walsh, Gallery Director at 845-784-1146 or vwalsh@annstreetgallery.org

Deadline: April 1, 2017 – “Memories of October and November” – Arizona

Arizona artists are invited to submit up to ten pieces of art for consideration in “Memories of October and November,” on display October 6 – November 27 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Street in Phoenix.

Art in this exhibit represents meaningful, authentic and creative recollections about the months of October and November.

Guest curated by Hazel Stone, the exhibit is open to original artwork, photography, and 2- and 3- dimensional work. Artists are selected to display and sell their work through a blind jurying process, based on relevancy to the noted theme, originality and quality of execution. Must be 18 years or older and an Arizona resident.

The completed prospectus, $20 non-refundable fee and required CD of art images must be postmarked, or hand-delivered to the Herberger Theater Box Office (222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, AZ 85004) by 5pm on April 1:  http://www.herbergertheater.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Memories-of-Oct-and-Nov-Call-17.pdff.

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

The Saturated Palette and Portals of Perception – NYC

This March two group exhibitions of outstanding range come to Agora Gallery. Portals of Perception features a small, select group of painters who create works of fascinating detail. There are cityscapes made of buildings with real personalities, abstract texture-based pieces that turn acrylic paint into physical patterns, beautiful watercolor visions of the seaside, snapshots of modern urban spaces, and portraits of women who refuse to fit into any mold. All are rooted in a particular reality almost clear enough to reach out and touch. The Saturated Palette, by contrast, includes ten artists and offers a far-seeing look at the way color can be used in fine art. Color is used as an accent, as a suggestion, as a main subject, and thrillingly as an exclamation point. It is bold here and subtle there, straightforward in some works and revealed only in contrast in others. For these imaginative artists working in paint, pastel, and encaustic, the possibilities are endless.

Both exhibitions run March 10, 2017 through March 30, 2017 with an opening reception on the night of Thursday, March 16 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: March 10, 2017  – March 30, 2017

Reception: Thursday, March 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_3_10_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Portals of Perception

Colin Grant  |  Sydnei SmithJordan  |  Ron Turner  |  Nancy Holleran  |  Shabnam Yousefian  |  Tanja Skytte

The Saturated Palette

Olivia Kapoor  |  Ping Lian Yeak  |  Vanitira  |  Jessica Watson-Thorp  |  Susana Rapallo  |  Han-Yuan Yu  |  Maria Fernandez Gold  |  Irina Goryunova  |  Chen Jin

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.

“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.