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: Nov. 13, 2016 – Call for Exhibition Proposals for Winter 2017

Propose an exhibition for Winter 2017 at Gallery 263! Our Curatorial Proposal Series provides the opportunity for artists of all media and experience levels to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art, with guidance and support from Gallery 263.

Thanks to a successful Kickstarter culminating in April 2016, we’re happy to be able to offer modest financial assistance to artists of this year’s CPS program to cover the cost of promotional materials such as postcards and wall vinyl.

Open to solo and group proposals. Online submissions only, see prospectus for details. To apply, artists/curators compile an exhibition narrative, images and CV(s). New England artists eligible: MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME. For group proposals, at least 50% of the artists must be within New England. At least 50% of the proposed work must be created within the last 2 years.

Deadline to Apply: Sunday November 13, 11:59pm

Two Exhibition Options:

In your application you may state a preference, but your proposal will be automatically considered for both. We will choose two exhibitions.

  1. January 3 – February 4, 2017
  2. March 12 – April 15, 2017

Application Fee: $40

Find prospectus and apply online: http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/curatorial-proposal-series/

Questions? Ask us: contact@gallery263.com

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.

Fusion Art’s “Red, White & Blue” International Online Juried Art Exhibition is Now Open

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of its July 2016 International Online Juried Art Exhibition, “Red, White & Blue.”

In honor of the United States’ Independence Day holiday during the month of July, Fusion Art is celebrating the colors Red, White & Blue. For this exhibition artists and photographers were encouraged to share their artistic vision using these vibrant colors.

Opening on July 1st, the “Red, White & Blue” exhibition features awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography.  The “Red, White & Blue” Best in Show winners are Nicole Duet for her oil painting, “Vickie,” and Violeta Brown for here digital painted photograph, “Lady in Red 2.”

Both Nicole and Violeta are Fusion Art’s Featured Artists for the month of July 2016 and, as the Best in Show winners, both artists are also invited to participate in Fusion Art’s Annual Group Show in Palm Springs, CA, in November 2016.

Other “Red, White & Blue” award winners include Second Place winners, Alexandra Latypova for her acrylic on canvas, “Pomegranates and Blue China” and Jaquay Atkins for his digital photograph, “Untitled.” Third Place awards were given to David Burnett for his acrylic on canvas, “Doubt III” and Bette Levine for her digital photograph, “Fireworks Spray Painter 2016.”

The international juried competition was held from May 12th through June 25th and received entries from artists all around the world including the US, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Latvia, Romania, and the United Arab Emirates.  The exhibition will be featured on the Fusion Art website until July 31, 2016.

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.

Each month Fusion Art hosts uniquely themed art competitions and exhibitions. Both winners and finalists are provided with worldwide exposure, by having their work promoted through Fusion Art’s website, in 70+ 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. An additional unique opportunity Fusion Art provides to the monthly Best in Show winners is an invitation to participate in Fusion Art’s annual group exhibition in Palm Springs, CA in November 2016.

To view the exhibition and for further information on all the winners and finalists, please visit Fusion Art’s website, http://fusionartps.com.

A Summer of Inspiration at Agora Gallery – NYC

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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: May 2, 2016 – Call For Art | Make Art Great Again

The Resident Artists Gallery at The Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd MN is now accepting submissions for “Make Art Great Again: On Borders, Walls, and Duality”, a new collective exhibition. Our gallery committee has been busy absorbing the divisive language flooding the present political atmosphere, and tracing its threads back into history. Refugee crises and border walls emit historical echoes of apartheid and the Cold War, the cultural and physical divisions of Israel, South Africa, and the Koreas. Searchers in the West have spent the last few decades tearing down the wall between politics and spirituality by turning to the wisdom of Eastern philosophy to help explain the ancient polarities of have/have not, good/evil, and us/them, looking for a road map out of a seemingly eternal struggle that feels both futile and inevitable. We look forward to seeing your submissions exploring these subjects, and yes, we will entertain your Trump portraits.

The deadline for art received is Monday, May 2nd.

The opening reception for this show is May 6th from 5-8 and will run from May 7th through June 25th.

Find all the info about our gallery and submission process at http://facrag.weebly.com/

See the submissions page at http://facrag.weebly.com/make-art-great-again–submission-form.html

Deadline: May 29, 2016 – Call for Exhibition Proposals for Summer/Fall 2016

Propose an exhibition for Summer/Fall at Gallery 263! Our Curatorial Proposal Series provides the opportunity for artists of all media and experience levels to experiment with the organization and presentation of contemporary art, with guidance and support from Gallery 263.
Open to solo and group proposals. Online submissions only, see prospectus for details. To apply, artists/curators compile an exhibition narrative, images and CV(s). New England artists eligible: MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, ME. For group proposals, at least 50% of the artists must be from within New England. At least 50% of the proposed work must be created within the last 2 years.

Deadline to Apply: Sunday May 29, 11:59pm
Two Exhibition Options:
In your application you may state a preference, but your proposal will be automatically considered for both. We will choose two exhibitions.
July 31 – August 27, 2016
October 2 – November 5, 2016
Application Fee: $40
Find prospectus and to apply online: http://gallery263.com/artist-opportunities/curatorial-proposal-series/
Questions? Ask us: contact@gallery263.com

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.

Fragmented Reality: An Exhibition in NYC

With gusto and energy, Agora Gallery’s exhibition Fragmented Reality boasts over one hundred artworks by twenty artists. Angela Di Bello and her team have curated a remarkable exhibition which stages an interrogation of the dynamic balance of feminine and masculine energies while eschewing both romanticism and politics. Instead it solicits contemplation of three focused concepts: the interpretation of humans and animals within a shared environment; portraiture and abstract landscapes; and opposing forces, such as happiness and sadness, pleasure and pain. Presiding over the stunning visual space, the participating artists have conjured an airy grace from an immense application of bright colors and mixed media which all come together effortlessly in this comprehensive exhibition of fine art.

Agora Gallery opens its doors for public viewing of this exhibition on February 12th with a reception on Thursday February 18th, from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free.

Exhibition Dates: February 12, 2016 – March 3, 2016

Reception: Thursday February 18, 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/2_18_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Colin Grant  |  Jerry Anderson  |  Margaret Vega  |  Marianne Fernandez  |  Cher Bettencourt  |  Ayda Mansour  |  Nora Nourmohammadi  |  Jesús Martín  |  Taras Borovyk  |  Ann Drosendahl  |  Steven Anggrek  |  Susan Berg  |  German Arzate  |  Richard Light  |  William Johnston  |  Matthew J. Peake  |  PABELLO  |  RenéeRose  |  Osvaldo Bacman  |  Dominic Fondé

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.

Telling Many Stories: Plurality of Expression – NYC

In the exhibition Plurality of Expression, eight artists draw from realism, surrealism, and complete abstraction to present exciting worlds of color, emotion, and passion. We see photographs alongside paintings, each of which tell a compelling story, each with deep emotional impact. Whether featuring figures, still lifes, surreal patterns, or landscapes, the artists have captured a distinct message in their composition, one that tells the impact of human life, interactions, and natural elements. Not only are the works passionate and expressive, they are undoubtedly extraordinary feats in aesthetic and color.

The exhibition opens on January 19, 2016 and runs until February 9, 2016. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, January 21, 2016. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: January 19, 2016 – February 9, 2016

Reception: Thursday January 21, 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/1_21_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Robert Lenz  |  Fahim Somani  |  Scott Forsyth  |  Frédéric Bruneau  |  Kyra Cowan  |  JR Rapier  |  Nancy McLean  |  Carmen Calvin  |  Filip Milosevic  |  KOLE  |  Sofya Tsvetikova

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.

Aesthetic Adventures: Two Exhibitions Come to Agora Gallery – NYC

Agora Gallery bids adieu to the old year and welcomes the new with two exhibitions of dimensions, depth, and discovery. The three artists featured in The Odyssey Within have encapsulated great emotion and vision in their highly stylized paintings. They pose their subjects, abstract and figurative alike, in such a tantalizing way as to draw out deep introspection and reverence. In Emerging Visions, artists from across the world draw from their life experiences and cultural influences to create a diverse display of aesthetic adventures. In a variety of subject matter and methodology, each artist speaks of fascinating and unavoidable truths. With a diversity sure to speak to any art lover, these two exhibitions are not to be missed this winter season.

The exhibitions open on December 29th and will run until January 14th, 2016. The opening reception will take place Thursday, January 7th, from 6-8 PM. The exhibitions and opening reception are open to the public.

Exhibition Dates: December 29, 2015 – January 14, 2016

Reception: Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

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

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/1_7_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Emerging Visions

Tiziana Fejzullaj  |  Ilgar Talibov  |  Kari Rindahl Endresen  |  FONSEK  |  Seppo Kari  |  Zequn Wu  |  Rozsa Dajka  |  Kuniko Anan Bartlett  |  Olivia Kapoor  |  Raul Mariaca Dalence  |  Sloane Merrick  |  Donna Shaffer  |  Eli Cantini  |  Lars Rasmussen  |  Antonio Zegarra  |  Joe Dugan  |  Lars Korse  |  Patricia Olguín

The Odyssey Within

Alfonso Rocchi  |  Gordana Tomic  |  Paola Rinaldi

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.

Three Shows at Agora Gallery Question Expression and Interpretation – NYC

This November, Agora Gallery will introduce three new exhibitions that question how we see ourselves and the world around us. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography focuses on the potential for photography to confront and engage us in a vast, complicated, and very real world. Influence of Color pulls the viewer deep inside the mind of the artist to experience a new discernment of the self. The neighbouring show, Modalities of Expression, explores how self-expression can take on a variety of forms when excused from our standard limitations and fears. This month, Agora Gallery will make you ask: what if?

The exhibitions open on November 3rd and will run until November 24th, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, November 5th, from 6-8 PM. The exhibitions and opening reception are open to the public.

Exhibition Dates: November 3, 2015 – November 24, 2015

Reception: Thursday November 5, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

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

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/11_5_2015.aspx

Featured Artists:

Modalities of Expression

Phoebe Webb  |  Annita Faitaki  |  Chris Silver  |  CORDERO  |  Marlene Kohn  |  Björn Malm  |  Alexander Telin  |  James Chisholm  |  Jan Kotka  |  Jana Kamila Masik  |  George Pavel  |  Wallace  |  Lorraine McInnes  |  Kwesi Bovell  |  Şebnem Keçeli  |  Michael McWillie  |  Nora Maceratesi

The Influence of Color

Francis JOIRIS  |  Ozie  |  Lena Adamina Waldau  |  Marie-Claire Kramer  |  Sandra Mueller-Dick  |  Björn Ryfors  |  Gillian Smith  |  Jacob Södergren  |  Anne Grete Floenes  |  Bethany Mabee

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Samanta Aretino  |  Hermoine Macura  |  Mark James Ford  |  Irena Anna Sowinska  |  Maguel Ahliksander  |  Bruna Vangi  |  Max Ratchkauskas  |  Muhammad Abdus-Sabur  |  Bo Cheatham

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: Oct. 24, 2015 – Colorful Abstractions Call for Artists

Call for Artists – Fusion Art invites submissions for its upcoming online exhibition: Colorful Abstractions.

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe

Deadline for Entries: October 24, 2015 Opening of Online Exhibition: November 1, 2015

Open to artists worldwide. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Entries must follow the competition theme. Work must be the original creation of the artist and completed within the past 5 years. Open to the following 2D mediums: painting, drawing, reliefs (ceramics, glass. . .), and mixed media. Size limitation for artwork is 48″ x 60″ X 3″.

Cash awards will be given, at Fusion Art’s discretion. The Best in Show winner will also qualify for participation in Fusion Art’s annual show in Palm Springs, CA in November 2016, which will feature the first place winners from the previous 12 months of online exhibitions.

A non-refundable entry fee of $25 is required for up to 2 images. Additional images may be submitted for a fee of $10 each.

Please visit our site for full competition guidelines and to submit: http://fusionartps.com/november-colorful-abstractions/

An International Celebration of Art at Agora Gallery

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This September, two shows open at Agora Gallery that represent the great diversity and excitement in the emerging international art scene. In the exhibition Enigmatic Visions, artists from around the world present abstract and figurative two-dimensional works that use color … Continue reading

Art-Filled August at Agora Gallery – NYC

August comes with two new exciting exhibitions at Agora Gallery. Idiosyncratic Expressions and Interpretative Realms present a collection of artists who turn the art world on its head. In Idiosyncratic Expressions, colors combine in unexpected ways, forms emerge from obscurity, and textures distort scenes into something wholly unique and important. Sharing the gallery, Interpretative Realms presents paintings that invite deep introspection, as these international artists present scenes of abstraction and familiarity, re-examining their subjects with their individual, invaluable perspectives.

The exhibitions open on July 31st and will run until August 20th, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, August 6th, from 6-8 PM. The exhibitions and opening reception are open to the public.

Exhibition Dates: July 31, 2015 – August 20, 2015

Reception: Thursday August 6, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

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

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/8_6_2015.aspx

Featured Artists:

Idiosyncratic Expressions

Tony Stockman  |  Jamie Townsend  |  Josyane Roduit-Gaudin  |  Paola Estrella  |  Vicky Talwar  |  Nico Solis  |  Hilda Kleyn  |  Katie Hartley

Interpretative Realms

Marianne Monnier-Koenig  |  Ingrid Gerhard  |  Edgar do Valle  |  Melissa Arostegui  |  Alison Barrows-Young  |  Sarah Lockett  |  Laura Benaglia Nones  |  Cecilie Galtung Doesvig  |  Lucy O’Donovan  |  Lisa Torché

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.

Bodies and Spaces: Two Collective Exhibitions at Agora Gallery – NYC

Bodies and Spaces: Two Collective Exhibitions at Agora Gallery

This June, Agora Gallery will host two collective exhibitions that take on the challenge of redefining figures and spaces through a variety of artistic techniques. The artists featured in the exhibition In Reverie of Form tackle subjects of flora, fauna, and the human body, to examine various phenomena with their representations. Culture, psychology, and natural beauty are all considered by this talented array of artists, and are given a comprehensive re-examination through sheer technical mastery. Sharing the gallery, the artists in Spatial Articulation take their color, patterns, and geometry to completely transform their notion of space. With a variety of techniques, each artist allows individual elements of their works to latch onto the viewer’s preconceptions to redefine the canvases and even the rooms they occupy. In this regard, the viewer travels from works as if traveling in time, through space, and between nations.

The exhibitions open on June 12th and will run until July 2nd, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, June 18th, from 6-8 PM. The exhibitions and opening reception are open to the public.

Exhibition Dates: June 12, 2015 – July 2, 2015

Reception: Thursday June 18, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

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

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/6_18_2015.aspx

Featured Artists:

In Reverie of Form

Irina L. Johnson  |  Charles Weiss  |  Anastasia Voltchok  |  Alana O’Hern  |  Lin Sun  |  Annamaria Cignola  |  Michelle Endersby  |  Branko Miskovic  |  David George  |  Joe Datuin  |  Amalia Padilla-Gregg

Spatial Articulation

Osvaldo Bacman  |  Nonia De La Rosa  |  Martin Sitta  |  Veronika Wifvesson  |  M.L. Burdick  |  Karen Hochman Brown  |  Zlata Hurtic  |  Liz Johnson  |  GEDDA  |  Sissel Hovden |  Virginia Saldaña |  FARBENSTUECK

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.

Spring Blooms with Color, Culture, and Art in NYC

Travel around the world in twenty-two days with three international art exhibits this April at Agora Gallery. With East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia, artists from across the globe travel to New York to share their unique perspectives of the Asian contemporary art world. Featuring artists from China, Japan, and South Korea, East Meets West brings new life to the New York art scene. Showing alongside is The Pulse of Abstraction which focuses on global contemporary artists who push the boundaries of abstract art. Featuring works in many media, this exhibition reveals the great variety of what it means to be abstract. Sensorial Perspectives, a show of Agora Gallery artists who work in the overly real, emphasizes texture, depth and the senses in an extraordinary immersive experience. The exhibition invites viewers in and brings them to a new world, where reality and imagination meet and co-exist.

The exhibitions open on March 31st and run until April 21st, 2015. The opening reception for all three shows, which will take place on Thursday, April 2nd from 6-8 PM, will be open to the public.

Exhibition Dates: March 31, 2015 – April 21, 2015

Reception: Thursday April 2, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

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

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/4_2_2015.aspx

Featured Artists:

Pulse of Abstraction

Gordon Davidson  |  Emma Lindström  |  Vibeke Lillefjære  |  Yozo Abe  |  Marlene Fisher  |  Valentina Bilbao  |  Lise Lykke  |  Maciej Zukowski  |  Massimo Nalin  |  Harald Puetz  |  Tim Tyler  |  Jake Beauchamp

East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia

Takashi Kogawa  |  Su-Jeong NAM  |  Agameishi  |  Michael Lam  |  Hao Jing  |  Koya  |  MIKIKO  |  Shoji Suzuki

Sensorial Perspectives

BG Karlsson  |  Williams Gonzalez  |  Lucy Ward  |  Elaine Bradshaw  |  Ralph Whiteaker  |  Marco Donner  |  Drazen Beslic  |  FalaBella  |  Concha Osuna  |  Shivender  |  Dominique Riviere

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.