Deadline: Dec. 20, 2017 – Call for Women Artists – International Art Competition

Fusion Art is celebrating Women Artists and is pleased to announce the opening of its fifth quarterly online art competition. The gallery invites both 2D and 3D submissions from women artists, only, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field.

For this open (no theme) competition, women artists, over the age of 18, are encouraged to submit their best 2D and 3D representational and non-representational art and photography. The work can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and any subject matter and medium are acceptable.

The selected winners of the competition will receive a three-month long online group exhibition beginning January 15, 2018.  Artists will receive extensive worldwide marketing and promotion to make the art world aware of them and their work.
The deadline to apply is December 20, 2017.

Each month and quarter Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed solo and group art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists receive worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in hundreds of press release announcements, email marketing, online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s social media outlets. The gallery’s objective is to promote the artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.

Founded by award winning artist, Chris Hoffman, Fusion Art was envisioned and formed out of a passion for art and the artists who create it. The website promotes and connects new, emerging and established artists with collectors and art enthusiasts, while offering the opportunity to participate in art competitions and experiences.

Women artists who are interested in submitting their artwork for consideration should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: https://fusionartps.com/women-artists-group-art-competition/.

Deadline: Nov. 26, 2017 – Call for Artists – Seasons International Art Competition

Fusion Art is now accepting submissions for the Seasons international online art competition.

For this competition, artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best artistic interpretation of the four distinct times of yearSpring, Summer, Fall & Winter – along with any scenes, weather, events, or activities associated with those four seasons.  The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and non-representational art and photography.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners in each category. Best in Show winners receive invitations to participate in Fusion Art’s 3rd annual group exhibition in Palm Springs in 2018.
The deadline to apply is November 26, 2017.

All interested artists should visit Fusion Art’s website for full competition guidelines: https://fusionartps.com/seasons-art-competition-art-contest-2017/.

Pathways: Blurring the Lines – NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Pathways, an exhibition featuring the works of Enrico Ambrosio, Westby and Mercier, Lorena Becerra, Anita Birkenfeld, Hanneke Kempers, Nancy McLean, Iva Milanova, Frédérique Négrié, Alaleh Ostad, Elke Riedel, Rody, Svetlana Sintseva, and Bekir Smolski.

Through a survey of the diverse oeuvres of the aforementioned thirteen artists, Pathways examines how art can blur the lines between fantasy and reality. For example, Enrico Ambrosio’s digital explosions of color and light are contrasted with Nancy Mclean’s dynamically textured, whimsical adaptations of everyday scenes and objects. Meanwhile, Alaleh Ostad reinterprets traditional landscape scenes by transforming them into dynamic, abstract compositions through energetic swirls of oil paint on canvas. The exhibition considers these motifs through a myriad of media, including paintings, sculpture, digital compositions, photography, and multimedia collages. The innovative use of various materials and media by each of the artists in Pathways presents the viewer with the opportunity to overstep the boundary of the real into the ethereal.

Pathways will open on September 26th, with an opening reception on September 28th from 6-8pm, and will remain open until October 17th, 2017.

Exhibition Dates: Sept. 26  – Oct. 17, 2017

Reception: Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

Event URL:  https://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_9_26_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

Enrico Ambrosio  |  Lorena Becerra  |  Anita Birkenfeld  |  Rody  |  Hanneke Kempers  |  Nancy McLean  |  Iva Milanova  |  Frédérique Négrié  |  Alaleh Ostad  |  Elke Riedel  |  Svetlana Sintseva  |  Bekir Smolski  |  Westby and Mercier

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.

Image: Westby and Mercier, Let There Be Light, Ink on Canvas, 36” x 48”

Dancing Devils of Yare exhibit – Phoenix, Arizona

September 1 – October 1
Free Opening Reception: First Friday: September 1, 5:30-7pm
Herberger Theater (222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix)

The public is invited to the free opening reception for “Dancing Devils of Yare,” featuring photography by Gina Santi, at the Herberger Theater Center (HTC), located at 222 E. Monroe St. in Phoenix. Meet the artist, and enjoy live music by Oliverio Balcells – Painting with Music and no-host bar.

The Dancing Devils of Yare (Diablos Danzantes de Yare), a religious festival representing the victory of good over evil, has been celebrated in Venezuela since the 18th century. The Sociedades del Santísimo (Societies of the Holiest) are in charge of the celebrations. Various aspects of this tradition were captured in 32 featured photographs.

The artwork is on display and available for purchase through October 1. A portion of each sale 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. Gallery hours are weekdays, 10:00am-5:00pm, during performances and by appointment.

Park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/Fifth Street) weekdays, after 5pm. Purchase validation at the Herberger Theater Box Office before the reception. For information, contact Laurene Austin at 602-254-7399, Ext. 105.

Deadline: Aug. 6, 2017 – The really Affordable Art $how – Call for Entries

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce our third annual really Affordable Art $how, a national juried show opening September 23, 2017.

This is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone. Thousands of NY art lovers and collectors will see your work up close and personal. It is time to expand your collector base in NYC. To make it easy for new collectors, all work submitted must be for sale at $499 or less. You will get 75% of the selling price.

JUROR: Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.

GALLERY SPACE:  Ours is a truly unique gallery – a massive Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront in Brooklyn, NY. Its enormous space allows us to present the 100+ pieces selected by Laura Phipps as well as the bonus pieces selected by the artists. We will be using 8,000 square feet for this show. As well as looking for skill in the use of a variety of materials, we look for how well that medium relates to the concept or movement, and how fully the artist’s intention or concept is presented and realized. The juror’s awards will reflect that artistic judgment.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Deadline: The Early Bird deadline is July 14 and Final Application Deadline is August 6, 2017.
Gallery Exhibition Dates: September 23 – October 15, 2017 weekends 1-6 P.M.
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: September 23, 2017 from 1-6 P.M.

$2050 in Cash Awards and Purchase Prizes
BEST of SHOW GOLD: $1000 Purchase Prize The work selected as ‘Best of Show’ will be purchased by BWAC for $1000 and added to Laura Phipps’ personal collection.
BEST of SHOW SILVER: $250
CERTIFICATES of RECOGNITION: $800 $100 each for eight 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.

SUBMISSIONS AND FEES: Only original works may be submitted. Submissions are on-line only; see full prospectus.
Early Bird Submissions (through midnight, July 14, 2017):  $45 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.
Submissions between July 15 and midnight August 6, 2017:  $65 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.

PROSPECTUS:  http://bwac.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/rAAS-Prospectus-6-9-17.pdf 

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to help@affordableartshow.info

 

Portal to Dreams, Elemental Realms, and Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography – NYC

Wojciech Tut Chechliński,Wisdom,Oil on Canvas,46''x32''

Agora Gallery ventures deep into the imagination this May with three group exhibitions of extraordinary range. Portal to Dreams collects six daring artists, several of whom are painters playing with the limits of colors and shape in abstraction. There is also a digital artist who creates uniquely slow-paced animations and another who riddles traditional narrative scenes with intriguing gaps. Elemental Realms brings together a select group of artists with the objective of interrogating texture, both within and on top of the painted surface. A few different participants put the medium of paint through its paces: dabbing it, tossing it, cracking it, and layering it. One artist combines acrylic with gold leaf to create a new kind of physical texture that enters the viewer’s space in a subtle way. In both of these shows, traditions are overturned and expectations are defied.

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography is an examination of the storytelling qualities of photography. Whether they’re using surreal compositions, extreme close-up, unnaturally saturated colors, or pointed symbolism, these artists take digital photography to new heights.

All three exhibitions open May 19, 2017 and run through June 8, 2017 with a joint opening reception on May 25 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: May 19, 2017  – June 8, 2017
Reception: Thursday, May 25, 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_5_19_2017.aspx

Featured Artists:

The Portal to Dreams
Ricardo Vivanco  |  Stan Adard  |  Carlos Puig  |  Julio Lopez Vietri  |  Alagir  |  Mali Lasker

Elemental Realms
Donna Broder  |  Bulsby “Buzz” Duncan  |  Wojciech Tut Chechliński  |  Iftah Geva  |  Marlene Kurland  |  Isabella S. Minichmair  |  F. Pavon  |  Menno Vos  |  Kankan Ramos

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Mohamed Bengriba  |  Marco Carnaroli  |  Estelle Choe  |  Aitor Izaguirre Ansa  |  Olga Loschinina  |  Chet B. Simpson  |  Wallace

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.

Image: Wojciech Tut Chechliński, Wisdom, Oil on Canvas, 46”x32”

Deadline: May 31, 2017 – BLACK & WHITE 2017 – Call for Entries – National Juried Art Show – NYC

BLACK & WHITE – Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coaltion (BWAC) is We are excited to announce our third Black & White national juried art show, opening July 29, 2017.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: Early Bird May 10 or
Final Application Deadline May 31, 2017
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Gallery Exhibition Dates: July 29 – August 20, 2017 weekends 1-6 P.M.
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 1-6 P.M.

Details:
We bathe in the beauty of color and spin thousands of words describing the experience that the cone cells transmit to our brain.  In reality, they are not nearly as numerous as our rods, the cells that register light and dark, the black and white of our experience.  Our rods are less articulated in language; fewer words are generated to describe that experience.  Black & white is primal, the underneath, the foundation, of the opulence of color; black & white is where we register motion and, when the cones do not have sufficient light, our rods optimize our survival in the night woods.  Black & White intends to explore this underground of survival and few words.  Our unique, enormous space affords us the opportunity to exhibit really huge work, and we welcome it.

Juror:
Alison Hokanson is an Assistant Curator for Nineteenth-Century European Painting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MA and PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she studied Minimalism before writing her dissertation on Belgian Realism and Symbolism. Her recent projects include exhibitions on the whaling scenes of Joseph Mallord, William Turner and on The Met’s collection of Pre-Raphaelite art and design. She publishes and lectures on topics ranging from Impressionist painting to Symbolist drawing, and was previously a juror for the National Arts Club’s Artist Members Exhibition.

$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.

Submission and Fees:
Only original works may be submitted. Works may be submitted in one or multiple media.
Early Bird Submissions (through midnight, May 10, 2017): $45 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.  Submissions between May 11th and midnight May 31st, 2017:  $65 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.
All entries must be registered/received by midnight, May 31, 2017. All entry fees are non-refundable.  Submissions are online ONLY:  https://client.smarterentry.com/bwac

ONLINE PROSPECTUS: http://bwac.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/BlackandWhite2017-Prospectus-1-5-17.pdf

Contact/Questions: Please direct all questions to bwacinfo@aol.com

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

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.

 

Wendy Gillespie and Idiosyncratic Expressions

This fall Agora Gallery is pleased to present Solo Exhibition: Wendy Gillespie and group exhibition Idiosyncratic Expressions. Wendy Gillespie paints landscapes that manage to be both highly detailed and impressionistic in their light touch. The works incorporate a mature sense of color and a classical artist’s sensitivity to distance and atmosphere. Gillespie’s versatile skills allow her to depict a wide range of water and land scenes, including tranquil lakes, churning oceans, grassy plains, sun-bathed orchards, and stately mountains. With Gillespie’s finely tuned observational paintings on one hand, the gallery will also feature a group exhibition of exceptional transformative agility in Idiosyncratic Expressions. These cutting-edge interpreters offer surreal visions of people walking up walls, untethered shapes floating through space, and real-world landmarks filtered through bold colors and flattened perspectives. Figures, objects, and terrains are all reimagined. Through painting and sculpture, this group exhibition showcases some of the strongest and most precise artistic visions in the contemporary landscape.

Both exhibitions will open on October 14th, 2016 and run through November 3rd, 2016 with a joint opening reception on Thursday, October 20 from 6-8 PM. Admission is free.

Exhibition Dates: October 14, 2016 – November 3, 2016

Reception: Thursday October 20, 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/receptionexhibitions/10_20_2016.aspx  

Featured Artists:

Te Hirangi: Wendy Gillespie / a Solo Exhibition

Wendy Gillespie

Idiosyncratic Expressions

Yetty Elzas  |  Luz Letts  |  Maria Bayardo  |  Susan Marx  |  Kerstin Lundin  |  Nomi Knecht  |  Rody  |  Mark Salevitz  |  Brenda Ness-Cooper  |  Laura Colantonio  |  Sandra Mueller-Dick  |  Henrik Sjöström  |  Alexander Telin  |  Arlette Zurbuchen

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.

Color, Culture, and Art in NYC at Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery brings three bold group exhibitions with a global perspective to New York this July. Figuratively Speaking is a wide-ranging collection of works that focus on form – not necessarily the human shape, although that is a favored and fruitful subject, but the compositional possibilities of angles and curves. Dynamic Visions brings together artists of pinpointed vision: those people who can translate any image into their own visual language and are singularly capable of creating an atmosphere with their art. The French Perspective is a survey of the contemporary art scene in France that takes the viewer through the photography, abstraction, and surrealism making waves today. Together, this collection of group exhibits offers a uniquely varied look at some of the most exciting artists currently working – all around the world.

All three exhibitions open July 8th, 2016 and run through July 28th. There will be a reception open to the public on Thursday July 14th, from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free.

Exhibition Dates: July 8, 2016 – July 28, 2016

Reception: Thursday July 14, 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/receptionexhibitions/7_14_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Figuratively Speaking

Nadia Lassman  |  Grace Dam  |  Orfeo  |  Jerry Anderson  |  Laura Saldarriaga  |  Dino Rinaldi  |  John Newcomb  |  Alexandros Megas  |  Martin Grace  |  Gustavo Gallardo  |  Robert Scurfield  |  Inna Gershov-Slutsky  |  Auriane Margueron

Dynamic Visions

Jessie Banaszak  |  Oliwia Biela  |  Zhenia Burnat  |  Carol Carpenter  |  Luba M. Caruso  |  Irit Epstein  |  Bimbi Larraburu  |  Jana Kamila Masik  |  Madai Taylor  |  Juan Urbèt  |  Winne

The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France

Corinne Garese  |  Hervé Fayolle  |  Chantal Le Brun  |  Naji |  Alexis de Moussac  |  Dominique Cracco

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: Aug. 8, 2016 – really, really Affordable Art Show – Call for Entries

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)’s is excited to announce our second annual really Affordable Art Show, a national juried show opening September 24, 2016.

This is a selling show with art priced for anyone and everyone. Thousands of NY art lovers and collectors will see your work up close and personal. It is time to expand your collector base in NYC. To make it easy for new collectors, all work submitted must be for sale at $499 or less. You will get 75% of the selling price.

JUROR: Helga Christoffersen, Assistant Curator at New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Deadline: The Early Bird deadline is July 25 and Final Application Deadline is August 8, 2016.
Gallery Exhibition Dates: September 24 – October 16, 2016 weekends 1-6 P.M.
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: September 24, 2016 from 1-6 P.M.

$2050 in Cash Awards and Purchase Prizes
BEST of SHOW GOLD: $1000 Purchase Prize The work selected as ‘Best of Show’ will be purchased by BWAC for $1000 and added to Helga Christoffersen’s personal collection.
BEST of SHOW SILVER: $250
CERTIFICATES of RECOGNITION: $800 $100 each for eight 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.

SUBMISSIONS AND FEES: Only original works may be submitted. Submissions are on-line only; see full prospectus.
Early Bird Submissions (through midnight, May 19, 2016):  $45 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.
Submissions between May 20 and midnight June 2, 2016:  $65 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.

PROSPECTUS:  http://bwac.org/2016/02/the-really-really-affordable-art-show/

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

A Summer of Inspiration at Agora Gallery – NYC

Gallery

This June Agora Gallery will present three exhibitions that interrogate methods of visual communication for the modern world. Pathway to Abstraction features nine artists’ takes on the process of abstracting an image, moving from acrylic geometry through three-dimensional texturizing. Some … Continue reading

Deadline: July 20, 2016 – Art In Clay IV: UP AGAINST THE WALL

UP AGAINST THE WALL invites you to forget the pedestal! Let’s put our clay on the map, on the vertical axis, just perfect for a Brooklyn where horizontal space is at such a premium. In New York City, we have to Build UP! Big or small, fat or flat, however it’s hanging. Confrontational clay at it’s most insistent.

JUROR:
Matt Nolen is a studio artist living and working in New York City. Trained as a painter and architect, his work includes sculptural objects and architectural installations using clay and mixed media.  Mr. Nolen is currently serving as President of the Board of Trustees for Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle Maine and is Adjunct Professor of Art at New York University and Pratt Institute.

IMPORTANT DATES:
June 23rd – Early Bird submissions deadline – must be received by 11:59 pm, June 23rd, 2016
July 6th – On Time submissions deadline – must be received by 11:59 pm July 6, 2016
July 20th – Late submissions deadline – must be received by 11:59 pm July 20, 2016.
Exhibition Dates: September 24 – October 16, 2016.
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24, 2016; 1-6PM.

$850 in CASH AWARDS:
Gold — $500 cash prize
Silver — $250 cash prize
Bronze — $100 cash prize
Five (5) Certificates of Merit

SUBMISSIONS:
Submissions are on-line only; see Prospectus for link. All images must be in .jpg file format only.

FEES:
Early bird submissions – June 23rd – $45 for up to six (6) images plus $5 for each additional image.
On Time Submissions between June 24th and July 6th — $55 for submission of up to six (6)images, plus $5 for each additional image. Late Submissions between July 7th and July 20th– $65 for submission of up to six (6) images, plus $5 for each additional image. All entry fees are non-refundable.

ELIGIBILITY:
This is a national juried exhibition for artists 18 years of age or older working in clay. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. All work must be handcrafted by the artist from raw clay. Acceptable forms include sculpture, wall hangings and installations. The artwork cannot be functional — production work and commercially manufactured pieces are not acceptable. Mixed media is acceptable as long as clay is the dominant component of the piece (at least 75%).

APPLY ONLINE:
Visit online prospectus for complete details and easy online entry.
http://bwac.org/2016/03/art-in-clay-iv-up-against-the-wall/

CONTACT/QUESTIONS:
Please direct all questions to artinclay@bwac.org

Deadline: July 20, 2016 – Reflections – Call for Artists

Name of Show Reflections

Deadline Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Organization Linus Gallery

Home Page http://LinusGallery.com

Opportunity Type Contests / Juried Shows, Call for Submissions,

Exhibition is Held Online

Fees $35- For 3 Entries – $5 for each additional image

Medium All Mediums

Reflection is defined as “The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it.” But it’s more than that. It’s the contemplation of the spirit and mind. It’s the light that bounces back into us and the darkness. It’s the thing that all sensation and thought evolves from. In this call for submissions we want to see your reflections, your take on all surfaces, whether physical, spiritual, mental or intellectual.

Calls for submissions are open to all local, domestic, national and international professional and amateur artists. All art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions, from photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc.

For more info go to our Call for Artists Page:

http://linusgallery.com/call-for-entries/reflections-deadline-call-for-entries/

Deadline: July 5, 2016 – Movement – Call for Artists

movement call for artists
Name of Show    Movement
Deadline    Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Organization    Linus Gallery
Home Page    http://LinusGallery.com

Opportunity Type    Contests / Juried Shows, Call for Submissions,
Exhibition is Held    Online

Fees    $35- For 3 Entries – $5 for each additional image
Medium    All Mediums

We encounter patterns in our everyday lives, ranging from the clothes we wear, the products we use and the architecture around us. Patterns can be man made or occur naturally and can hold deep meaning or be simply decorative. In this call for submissions we want to see your creative approach in portraying patterns!
Art calls are open to all local, domestic, national and international professional and amateur artists. All art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions, from photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc.
For more info go to our Call for Entries Page:
http://linusgallery.com/call-for-entries/call-for-artists-movement-deadline-july-5-2016/

Deadline: June 2, 2016 – COLOR – Call for Entries

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)’s open call for submissions for our second ‘Color’ show.  “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde Find the colors that sing to you and share them with our wide audience.  The enormous space of our gallery affords us the opportunity to exhibit really huge work; we welcome it!

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
Early Bird May 19, 2016 (save $20) or Final Application Deadline June 2, 2016.
Gallery Exhibition Dates: July 23 – August 14, 2016 weekends 1 – 6P.M.
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 1 – 6P.M.

ABOUT THE JUROR:
Lilian Tone is Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art. She received a BA from the Law School of The University of São Paulo; a BA from Fine Arts College, Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation, São Paulo; and has studied in the art history PhD program of the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York. At MoMA, she organized the exhibitions: A Taste For Modernism: The William S. Paley Collection (2012); Focus: Paul Klee (2006); Strangely Familiar (2003); Cai-Guo Qiang: Transient Rainbow (2002); Actual Size (2000); and White Spectrum (2000).

$3000 in CASH AWARDS:
BEST of Show Gold: $1000
BEST of Show Silver: $500
Peoples’ Choice: $250
Curator’s 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.

SUBMISSIONS AND FEES: Only original works may be submitted.
Early Bird Submissions (through midnight, May 19, 2016):  $45 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.
Submissions between May 20 and midnight June 2, 2016:  $65 for up to three (3) images plus $5.00 for each additional image.
Submissions are on-line only; see full prospectus.

PROSPECTUS:  http://bwac.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Color-Prospectus-3-17-16.pdf

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

Solitary Spaces and Illumination – Exhibitions – NYC

This spring Agora Gallery is pleased to present two exhibitions highlighting new and groundbreaking voices in the fields of painting and photography. Solitary Spaces celebrates the individual dreamer forging ahead, with a collection of widely dissimilar pieces that represent each artist’s imaginary viewpoint. There are surreal portraits, impossible landscapes, and entirely abstract compositions. The eye picks out what is real and what is not – and must come to terms with the fact that it is harder to distinguish more often than not. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography features the latest in digital photography, with sweeping and unfamiliar landscapes, probing psychological portraits, and still lifes that border on postmodern non-representation. The exhibition will explore how artists borrow from the language of fine art and from the newest in technological capabilities to inform their photography in today’s art world, where more is possible than ever before.

Both exhibitions open on April 26th, 2016 and run through May 17th, 2016. The opening reception for both will be held Thursday, April 28th from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: April 26, 2016 – May 17, 2016

Reception: Thursday April 28, 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/receptionexhibitions/4_28_2016.aspx  

Featured Artists:

Solitary Spaces

Paolo Canciani  |  James Chisholm  |  Marlene Fisher  |  Hilde Gustava  |  Sloane Merrick  |  Nilo  |  L. W. Shortridge

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Artura Photo Art  |  Iryna Brown  |  Charley Fazio  |  Karl Girardet  |  Goodash  |  Stephane Lieben  |  Yvonne Lu  |  Claude MacBurnie  |  Jessica Mastellone  |  Mary Pearson  |  Youssef Sefiani  |  Judy D. Shane  |  Riya Sharma  |  Shifra  |  Andrea Spagnolo  |  Viktoryia Vinnikava  |  David Wile

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: May 13, 2016 – 27th Annual Juried Competition Call for Artists

The Arts Council of York County presents the 27th Annual Juried Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC June 16 – September 11, 2016.

The deadline for entries is Friday, May 13, at 5 PM.
This is NOT a postmark deadline for mailed entries.

Winners will be announced at a free, public reception to be held at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6 PM.

The Juried Competition is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. Limit four pieces per artist.

Entry Fees: Member: $30 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10;
Non-members: $40 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10.

Please make checks payable to the Arts Council of York County. Complete guidelines and entry information are available at yorkcountyarts.org.

AWARDS
Gerald & Barbara Schapiro Best of Show | $1,000
1st Place $500
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100

Judging this year’s competition is Seth Gadsden. Gadsden is an artist, educator, and filmmaker living in Columbia, South Carolina where he is the managing director of the Nickelodeon Theatre and director of the Indie Grits Film Festival. Gadsden was a founding member of the Redux Contemporary Art Center in 2003 in Charleston, SC. In 2006, while pursuing his M.F.A. from Boston University, he founded the Boston Young Contemporaries before helping to form the traveling artist collective Transit Antenna, then spending the following two years developing community based art projects across North America. With a focus on public art, experimental filmmaking, and multimedia installation, Seth has exhibited across the United States and has completed murals and outdoor sculptures in places like Mexico, North Dakota, Boston, Houston and his hometown of Clover, South Carolina.

Three Exciting Exhibitions at Agora Gallery – NYC

This April, Agora Gallery welcomes three exhibitions that explore the current state of the world by investigating the different voices coming from every corner of the globe and hearing what they have to say. In East Meets West, we take a look at the work that is coming from Asian nations. Though the works vary greatly in influence and aesthetic, they allow the viewer into a cultural immersion without ever leaving their backyard. In Forms and Formalities, we see the visions, observations, and inner dreams of artists from all walks of life. Agora Gallery also presents the solo exhibition of Nigerian artist Nonye Ikegwuoha, a world-traveled architect who has recently turned his vision towards the “dark, harrowing experiences of migrants.” His portraits uncover the death, disease, and displacement that these people have faced, using cubist techniques, earthen colors, and fascinating lines and forms.

The exhibitions open on April 1st, 2016 and runs until April 21st, 2016. The opening reception for all three will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 7, 2016. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2016 – April 21, 2016

Reception: Thursday April 7, 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/receptionexhibitions/4_7_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Forms and Formalities

Amber Rhyanne Bayham  |  Darla Rewers  |  Joan Criscione  |  Linda Roffel  |  Mobarick Abdullah III  |  John-Paul Zarba  |  Gülay Yüksel  |  Deanna Fligg  |  Noel Ortiz  |  Daniela Friederike Lüers  |  Isabel Conde Marín  |  Caro Ward  |  Fariba Baghi  |  Julie Warren Conn  |  Edmonde Bizelli  |  Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell  |  Jean Lahoud  |  Leilani  |  Stivi

In Light of Being: Nonye Ikegwuoha / a solo exhibition

Nonye Ikegwuoha

East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia

Yoshiko Kanai  |  Takashi Kogawa  |  Koya  |  Su-Jeong NAM  |  Ken Wada

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.