Deadline: June 2, 2014 – GET A ROOM – 4heads/Governors Island Art Fair – NYC

Get a Room!
7th Annual Governors Island Art Fair

Take your Art on an exotic island get-away in New York Harbor this fall. For free!

4heads is seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines (painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound art and more) to apply for the 2014 Governors Island Art Fair – New York’s Largest Independent Exhibition. More than 100 artists of exceptional talent will be chosen to show their art (in a room of their own) this September amongst the sprawling landmark architecture of historic Governors Island. Founded by 4heads, a group of New York artists, this event champions a new model for art fairs by putting the artists and the visitors first. The artists’ exhibition space is free. Admission to the fair is free. And this frees up artists, both emerging and established, to present their work – their way – at no cost at a unique, world-class venue in New York City.

Deadline for Submission: June 2, 2014

Fair Dates: Every Weekend in September 2014

Application: Online submission form at www.4heads.org

$35 to apply, free to exhibit!

Deadline: March 5, 2014 – CALL for #artists – art fair GZ-BASEL

OPEN CALL  for #artists –  art fair GZ-BASEL

Artists from all nationalities and using any media – painting, photography, prints, video, installations, sculpture …., may apply forming part of this international art fair for artists.

The works will be rigorously selected in order to have an outstanding quality and to be in line with the excellent level of the leading art fairs like ArtBasel, Scope and Liste who are realizing their presentation during these same dates.
Artists may apply until  5 March. 

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“GZ-BASEL” is decided to form part of the art panorama that occupies Basel next June when world’s leading art fairs – among them ArtBasel, Scope and Liste are opening their doors for the public about at the same dates.

The natural light of the main space, the particular structure of the building, the well accommodated underground area specially suitable for installations, video and small works.

Its garden for fresh air, outdoor sculptures and its excellent location. Just good enough for avoiding the crowded areas and very suitable at the same time to bring plenty of people in minutes to our art fair where they can enjoy an outstanding international conjunction of artworks.

And if this would not be enough, there are plenty of excellent famous art galleries in the near surrounding and also “kunstmuseum basel” is just a few hundred meter walk.

There is a direct tram connection from our art fair to Messeplatz all day and also the railway station is next door.

All these aspects made us decide that this is the right place for our international fair of contemporary art for artists. A place of more than 400m2 where the works can be shown with space and where the quality of the works and the display are priority the way that visitors may have a really surprising art experience and a meeting with the best innovative and experimental art from different continents.

 

 

Craft, Shopping, & Mom – A Classic Combination – Philadelphia, PA

Rittenhouse Square craft show

Finding fine craft in downtown Philly.

Save the date for the return of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen to Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square on May 9, 10 & 11, 2014.

A perfect weekend to be outside with mom shopping American craft on the tree-lined boulevards of Rittenhouse Square.

Through a partnership with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and in conjunction with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will bring its signature premier Fine Craft Fair, featuring 140 of its very finest craft artists, to downtown Philadelphia on May 9, 10 & 11, 2014. This is believed to be the first professional fine craft fair at the Square.

Founded in 1944 at the recommendation of Eleanor Roosevelt, the Pennsylvania Guild is one of the nation’s largest and most recognized craft guilds, specializing in the advocacy and support of more than 1,400 members whose handwork is known for its unparalleled skill and artistry.  Fine craft is often defined as the hand and mind transformation of raw materials into inspired works of art. The finished products may be either traditional or contemporary in style and design.

“Our craftsmen and women pair the aesthetics of fine art with the technical precision of craftsmanship.” says Executive Director Sherrie Boyer. “This balance creates work that is visually unique yet often fully functional. Imagine a bowl or chair. Our artisans elevate these everyday objects into works of art with style and design so that using them daily is both delightful and practical.

The Guild’s fabulous 3-day outdoor show is in an elegant district of downtown Philadelphia and falls on Mother’s Day weekend.  Bring your family for a beautiful park atmosphere with street cafes, crowded sidewalks and all the pleasure of a bustling urban setting.

For details go to visit us online or call 717.431.8706

Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair at Rittenhouse Square

May 9, 10 & 11, 2014
Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Corner of 19th and Walnut
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This is a free event.

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Returns to Wilmington

An annual tradition for craft-lovers in the region, the Guild returns for its 7th year on the Wilmington Riverfront with independent artists who set up in boutique booths to showcase and sell their outstanding work in all media: glass, jewelry, wood, metal, clay, fiber and more. Explore and shop thousands of unique, handcrafted works by nearly 200 fine craftspeople at the Brandywine Valley’s most prestigious fine craft fair.

This fine craft fair unites the beauty of contemporary craft, the richness of heritage, and unique designs of American craftsmen in one premier event.  Seize the opportunity to support regional professionals and American handmade works of functional and decorative craft.

For details, go to the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen or call 717.431.8706

WHEN: Saturday July 27th 10am – 6pm and Sunday July 28th 10am – 5pm

WHERE: The Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE

HOW MUCH: Admission $8.00, Free Parking

Deadline: June 24 – Governors Island Art Fair – New York

4heads summons independent artists working anywhere in any discipline to apply for the 2013 Governors Island Art Fair – New York’s Largest Independent Exhibition. Every year, more than 100 artists of exceptional talent are chosen to show their art in this sprawling annual exhibition, activating the landmark architecture of New York’s Governors Island, a site that welcomed 448,000 visitors last summer. Founded by 4heads, a group of working artists based in New York City, this event champions a new model for art fairs by putting the artists and the visitors first. The artists’ exhibition space is free. Admission to the fair is free. Even the ferry ride to the island is free. This frees up artists, both unknown and well-known, to present their work their way at no cost in a unique, world-class venue.

Deadline for Submission: June 24, 2013

Fair Dates: Every Full Weekend in September 2013

Application: Online submission form at www.4heads.org

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen debuts fall Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair

Surround yourself with the beauty of handmade craft while you soak in the autumn foliage of Rittenhouse Square. The inaugural autumn complement to the Guild’s spring Fine Craft Fair at the prestigious Rittenhouse Square will bring more than 140 craftsmen to downtown Philadelphia, October 11, 12, and 13.

During the three-day event, patrons can peruse original works of hand-crafted jewelry, contemporary furniture, functional and decorative pottery, designer clothing, fine porcelain, blown glass, and more.  Craftsmen are jury-selected into the show, ensuring that craft lovers and collectors find products that embody precise craftsmanship, creative design, and unique style.

Philadelphia potter Jerry Bennett exemplifies these three qualities.  An expert in the use of paperclay, Bennett’s ethereal pottery is carefully formed, thoughtfully embellished, and elegantly glazed.  His designs and construction are highly contemporary, but draws inspiration from traditional techniques such as pit-firing.

“Buying fine craft gives you the opportunity to express your own handmade style with something unique,” says Sherrie Boyer, executive director.  “And it also gives you the opportunity to talk directly to the craftsmen who made it.  It’s a gift to be able to wake up under a quilt made by someone you know, or sit down on a bench that was created just for you.”

The fine craft fair is open Friday, October 11 from 11 am – 7 pm, Saturday, October 12 from 11 am – 7 pm, and Sunday, October 13 from 11 am – 5 pm.  Admission is free. More details at www.pacrafts.org/october.