Art Matters! http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters Journal of the Southern Oregon Artists Resource Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:05:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Calls to Artists – July 31 – Jan 2016 Deadlines http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/calls-to-artists-july-31-jan-2016-deadlines/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/calls-to-artists-july-31-jan-2016-deadlines/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:05:47 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=100618 There is something for just about any artist to respond to in this extensive list of artist calls with deadlines from July 31, 2015 to January 4, 2016. Read on to see what you want to enter! This list has not been edited, so there may be calls for whichOregon artists are not eligible, but you can share those with artist friends elsewhere.

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Room Magazine invites submissions of writing and art about the experience of being racialized, dealing with racial discrimination, grappling with representation, defining one’s identity or identities, lost and reclaimed histories, as well as stories about loss, love, heartbreak, and triumph. Small submission fee for writing. No fee for art. Paid upon publication. Details: http://www.roommagazine.com/magazine/391-women-colour
July 31, 2015 – A CALL TO ARTISTS FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, ALL ABSTRACTS
Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field, for their 2nd Annual International competition. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of August 2015. Winners will be announced on August 17, 2015. Visit CAGO to learn more. Entry Fee. Details: 305-509-1788 OR http://tinyurl.com/nkhzk8k OR cago.artcompetition@gmail.com
July 31, 2015 – SOUTHWEST ART’S ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE COMPETITION
Get your artwork spotlighted in Southwest Art and win $2000! Enter your best work in our competition and show us your Artistic Excellence! The 13 winning artists will be published in the December 2015 issue of Southwest Art and on our website. PLUS one lucky winner will be chosen for that issue’s cover art. Entry fee. Details: http://bit.ly/ArtisticExcellence15 OR SouthwestArtCompetition@fwmedia.com
July 31, 2015 – CALL TO ARTISTS AND CURATORS FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
The Brentwood Arts Exchange (Maryland) is seeking proposals from artists and curators to present exhibitions beginning summer 2016. Solo and group exhibitions, all media and forms welcome. This call is open to all artists and curators who are 18 years of age or older. There are no restrictions on media or residency. No fee. Details: http://files.ctctcdn.com/461c09fd001/ca6af4d5-3256-4a7f-a35e-0d924b0cf1b1.pdf
August 1, 2015 – CALL FOR NORTHWEST ARTISTS FOR 2015 BETTY BOWEN AWARD
Administered by The Seattle Art Museum, The Betty Bowen award honors a Northwest artist (WA, OR, ID) for their original, exceptional, and compelling work. The winner is awarded an unrestricted cash prize of $15,000, and a selection of his or her works is shown at the Seattle Art Museum. Two additional cash awards are often granted. Small Entry Fee. Details: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/about-sam/art-submissions#bet
August 2, 2015 – TREES PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION 1650 GALLERY
Trees. They inspire through beauty, whether the flowers of an orchard, a mountain-side of birch, or a single old oak or spindly sapling. Trees provide community and companionship; we live and love in their shadow. This month at 1650, let’s turn over a new leaf and give props to the magical world of TREES. Approximately fifty works will be chosen for the exhibition at 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles. Details: http://1650gallery.com/trees2015_call.php OR 1650gallery@gmail.com
August 10, 2015 – STARBRICK CLAY NATIONAL CUP SHOW
This is a juried, national, contemporary ceramic cup show. David Hiltner, founder and Executive Director of Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana, will be the juror. Cash Prizes. The show runs from September 25 through October 25, 2015. Entry fee. Details: 740-753-1011 OR http://www.starbrick.com/starbrick-clay-national-cup-show-2015-prospectus.html OR starbrick@gmail.com
August 10, 2015 – CALL TO CITY OF BERKELEY ARTISTS: CIVIC CENTER ART EXHIBITION 2015/2016
Entry Deadline: Monday, August 10, 2015 at 8 pm | Exhibition Dates: September 2015 – May 2016 | Open to artists living/and or working in the City of Berkeley. The works of approximately 30 artists will be selected by a jury for exhibition at MLK Civic Center Building on 2180 Milvia Street. All selected artists will receive a $150 honorarium. Up to 5 images may be submitted. Details: 510-644-6893 OR http://tinyurl.com/ojucxhr OR programs@berkeleyartcenter.org
August 14, 2015 – FINDING OUR PLACE; THE GEOGRAPHY OF ART
Exhibit dates: October 16, 2015 – January 3, 2016 This exhibit considers how our connection to place in an increasingly virtual world, informs and influences artistic perspectives and subjects All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards. Details: 410-326-4640 OR exhibits@annmariegarden.org
August 15, 2015 – OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER
An international juried exhibition sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter, of work by mid-career and emerging WOMEN, and women-identified, artists age 35 and over, being JURIED by DIANE BURKO and EILEEN NEFF and held at CRANE ARTS in Philadelphia, PA in NOVEMBER 2015. The contextual space of this show is the stubbornness and persistence of artistic vocation. Entry fee. Details: http://phila-wca.blogspot.com
August 20, 2015 – TASTE AWARDS FOOD AND FASHION PHOTO AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES
Amateur and Professional photographers are invited to submit their work to this year’s TASTE AWARDS, which now include a new visual arts category for Food, Fashion, and Travel Photography. The theme of this year’s photography awards is ”Delicious” (highly agreeable to the senses). Top Photographers receive a TASTE AWARD Medallion to honor their achievement, plus prizes & exhibits. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.ImagesofTaste.com
August 21, 2015 – CALL FOR ENTRY: 2016 NICHE AWARDS
NICHE magazine is accepting applications for the 2016 NICHE Awards, a prestigious juried competition recognizing excellence in fine craft design. Professional and student artists may apply online. Contest categories include ceramics, fiber, glass, metal, wood, jewelry and more! Application and entry fee information, rules and guidelines are now available on the contest website. Details: 800-432-7238 OR http://budurl.com/cez5 OR awards@rosengrp.com
August 24, 2015 – CALL TO ARTISTS : LACDA 2015 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION
Call to artists for all styles of artwork and photography utilizing digital processes. Winner receives 10 prints up to 44?60 inches on museum quality paper shown in a solo exhibit in main gallery Sep 10-Aug 3, 2015. Ten second place winners also exhibited. Deadline August 24. Entry fee. Details: http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html OR lacda@lacda.com
August 28, 2015 – BODY AND MIND
The Gallery at Sulfur Studios is now accepting entries for an upcoming group exhibition Body and Mind in September 2015. Artists are asked to submit work that deals with the intersection of physical and mental experiences. Work that deals with the human form in a metaphorical manner is especially sought out. All media will be accepted. Shipping and Insurance is responsibility of the artist. Details: http://sulfurstudios.org/call-for-entries-2 OR sulfurstudios@gmail.com
August 29, 2015 – CALL FOR ARTISTS: REALLY AFFORDABLE ART SHOW
Announcing our first national juried really Affordable Art Show, with prestigious juror Carolyn Ramo. 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. Artists get 75% of the selling price. $2050 in cash prizes will be awarded including $1000 Best of Show. Exhibit runs October 3 – 25, 2015. Entry fee. Details: http://bwac.org/2015/06/really-affordable-art-show OR Prospectus OR help@affordableartshow.info
August 31, 2015 – A SHOW OF HEADS
An international, thematic group exhibition curated and hosted by the Limner Gallery October 22 – November 21, 2015. The exhibition is based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. Artists may submit portraiture, partial, composite or multiple interpretations of the head. From the group exhibition, three artists will be selected to appear in the annual, “Best of Limner” Magazine and catalog. Deadline August 31. On-line entry form at http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/head.htm Questions via email : slowart@aol.com, or mail to : SlowArt Productions, 123 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534 Details: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/head.htm OR slowart@aol.com
August 31, 2015 – INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY IN GERMANY
ANNEX:art invites artists to participate in its annual Spatsommer Artist Residency Program. This year’s residency program is being offered in cooperation with Kunsthof Tangendorf located in beautiful Prignitz County midway between Berlin and Hamburg, Germany. The residency program is open to creative individuals working in any genre, including visual art, music and literature. Entry fee. Details: http://www.annexart.com OR info@annexart.com
August 31, 2015 – CALL FOR ARTISTS & ART TEACHERS! ONLINE & ON SITE OPPORTUNITIES!

798 ICAF is China’s biggest children’s art festival, based in Beijing. In 2015, 798 ICAf is in several cities across China and we’re launching our online arts platform. 798 ICAF featured artists are paid to lead workshops via live video streaming or pre-recorded video content. You can be based anywhere in the world! You could also be invited to China (all expenses paid) to lead workshops on-site. Details: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XOTIzMTk3NjQw.html OR harrietpetty@btinternet.com

September 4, 2015 – CALL FOR ENTRIES | MATERIALS: HARD & SOFT COMPETITION
The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2016 Call for Entries for the 29th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. NEW! Online submissions and prospectus available at dentonarts.com/materials-hard-and-soft Inquiries may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or by email. Details: 940-382-2787 OR http://www.dentonarts.com/materials-hard-and-soft OR exhibit@dentonarts.com
September 5, 2015 – DAVE BOWN PROJECTS : PHOTO COMPETITION : $5,000 CASH PRIZES
Selection Process: We are limiting the number of submissions. Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received. Details: 917-365-5265 OR http://davebownprojects.com/submissions_photo_2015.html OR info@davebownprojects.com
September 6, 2015 – ORGANIC DESIGNS: JURIED EXHIBITION
For a juried exhibition in the Carnegie Arts Center’s Lobby Galleries, artists from throughout northern and central California may submit work that reflects an inspiration from any organic, natural or botanical sources, or by the spirit of nature that influenced the Art Nouveau movement. All media will be considered. Entry Fee. $1700 total prizes. Details: 209-632-5761 OR http://www.carnegieartsturlock.org/#!call-for-entries/cdn5 OR information@carnegieartsturlock.org
September 10, 2015 – LOGO DESIGN FOR HALF MOON BAY ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Deadline September 10, 2015. Graphic Artists, Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival Logo Design Competition, over $2,000 cash, prizes. Capture the essence of this festival and the coastal community. Winning logo artwork will be used for the Official Festival Poster, T-Shirts, Glassware, & web based marketing materials. See past winners, entry fee, details and Entry Form at web address. Details: 650-726-9533 OR http://hmbartpumpkin.com OR logo2016@gmail.com
September 10, 2015 – PERCEPTIONS JURIED SHOW & EXHIBITION
Show the world your perception of life. Whether you are a professional artist or an amateur, your view does matter. Show the abstract or the concrete, people or places, fantasy or reality. The whole world is curious about your perception. Show us through your art! Entry fee per piece Details: 973-670-6165 OR http://www.springstreetartcenter.org
September 15, 2015 – GRANTS FOR ARTISTS
The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund invites grant applications from visual artists who are aged 40 years and over and who live within 150 miles of Washington, DC. Artists working in performance, video, and film are not eligible for Bader Fund grants. To download an application form, visit the Bader Fund’s website. In 2014, the Bader Fund awarded eight grants totaling $120,000. Details: 202-288-4608 OR http://tinyurl.com/oaejhvb OR grants@baderfund.org
September 18, 2015 – CALL FOR ARTISTS: FIVE BY FIVE 2015 EXHIBITION
SUBMIT your 5X5? artwork. It’s Small Art for a BIG Cause. 2D, 3D, all mediums are eligible. Participating visual and performing artists are donating their work and will be exhibited at the Tampa Museum of Art on Oct. 16, 2015. Visual art is being sold for flat fee. Proceeds from donated artwork fund individual artist grants and workshops from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. No entry fee. Details: 813-276-8250 OR http://FiveByFiveTampaBay.com OR info@FiveByFiveTampaBay.com
September 27, 2015 – RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY IN MEXICO
The 360 XOCHI QUETZAL Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. National and International visual artists, photographers, dancers, writers, new media makers and musicians over the age of 23 are encouraged to apply for one-month residencies. Two-person collaborative teams are also encouraged to apply. Application fee. Details: http://www.deborahkruger.com/1/art-residency.html
October 2, 2015 – SIXTY SQUARE INCHES: 18TH NORTH AMERICAN SMALL PRINT EXHIBIT

18th North American Small Prints Exhibition from January 11 – February 20. Open to artists in the US, Canada, Mexico. Entries must be original fine art prints in any media completed in the last 3 years (2013-2015). No image size larger than 60 square inches (height x width). Juror: Kim Vito, Wright State University. Entry fee: $25 for 3 images of original fine art prints. Entry fee. Details: 765-494-3061 OR https://purdueuniversitygalleries.submittable.com/submit

October 15, 2015 – TEACHERS AGAINST PREJUDICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART CONTEST
Open to students in grades 1-4 in any country. Submit artwork on the theme of “Games Around the World” in jpeg format by e-mail or on disk. First and second prizes ($100-$150) awarded in two categories. No entry fee. Details: http://www.teachersagainstprejudice.org/index2.php?p=art_contest_2015
October 20, 2015 – PHOTOBOOK 2015, 6TH ANNUAL SHOW

20 self-published photobooks will be selected for exhibition & sale at Davis Orton Gallery & ONLINE CATALOG/GALLERY. 4 books will be selected as Best in Show. Two photographs by each Best of Show will be exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery.The following month, all photobooks will be exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Jurors: Paula Tognarelli and Karen Davis. Entry Fee. Details: 581-697-0266 OR http://davisortongallery.com/calls-for-work/photobook-2015 OR karen@davisortongallery.com

October 23, 2015 – CALL FOR THE POWER OF SMALL THEMED ART
All media 2-D and 3-D national juried gallery exhibition for December 2015-January 2016. Cash awards. Email entries and PayPal accepted. See “Call for Entries” tab on website. Entry fee. Details: 540-760-6928 OR http://www.fccava.org OR curator-frederick-gallery@fccava.org
October 31, 2015 – 2015 PROIFY INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
The Proify International Photography Awards is an annual competition dedicated to emerging photographers all over the world. With over $5,000 cash, prizes and awards this non-professional devoted contest provides a unique opportunity to earn credibility, funding and global exposure. Entrants may submit their best images to a variety of 8 different categories – Landscape, street, portrait, after dark, wedding, panoramic, retro, HDR. There are no limits to submissions. Anybody who earns less than 20,000 USD per year as a photographer is welcome to enter the contest. Minors may also enter, with permission from a parent or guardian. Details: http://www.proify.com/
October 31, 2015 – THE BLACK RIVER CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
Twice each year Black Lawrence Press will run this competition for an unpublished chapbook of poems or short fiction between 16-36 pages in length. The contest is open to new, emerging, and established writers. The winner will receive book publication, a $500 cash award, and ten copies of the book. Recent winners include Shane McCrae, Simone Muench, Blake Kimzey, Caleb Curtiss, and Sam Sax. Entry fee. Details: http://www.blacklawrence.com/submissions-and-contests/the-black-river-chapbook-competition
November 10, 2015 – JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Jaipur International film festival promotes new movie makers, exchange of knowledge, information, ideas & culture between India & other nations in context of their social and cultural ethos. JIFF also promotes friendship and co-operation among people of the world through the medium of films & documentaries. Multiple genres and formats accepted. Submission fee. Details: http://www.jiffindia.org/entryform.html
December 1, 2015 – SLAM LOCAL ARTIST MARKET (DAVIS SQ. SOMERVILLE)
Spaces are available to exhibit your work in upcoming SLAM markets throughout 2015 (10 scheduled markets) – All media is considered. Now in its 6th year, SLAM offers local artists a place to show & sell their work, as well as an opportunity for local residents to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. Entry fee. Details: 617-816-3056 OR http://burren.com/SLAM.html OR marykeane55@hotmail.com
December 31, 2015 – RESIDENCY RETREAT IN ARTIST TOWN IN THE OZARKS
The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has eight suites in two houses. Each suite has a bedroom, private bath and writing room. Residencies are available year-round to writers of all kinds, artists and composers. We are the only Colony in the world that has a suite for culinary writers, with a kitchen equipped by Kitchen Aid. Sit down to a gourmet dinner five nights a week, relax and write! Entry fee. Details: 479-253-7444 OR director@writerscolony.org
January 1, 2016 – AFTERIMAGE MAGAZINE SEEKS ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS
Afterimage seeks submissions, particularly for exhibition and book reviews. In its fourth decade of publication, Afterimage is a journal at the cutting edge of contemporary media arts (including independent photography, film/video, and digital art), communication and media studies, and alternative publishing that also publishes some of the most significant historical studies in these fields. No entry fee. Details: http://vsw.org/afterimage
January 4, 2016 – CALL TO ARTISTS : CASH AWARDS : JURIED EXHIBIT
Embracing Our Differences is accepting submissions for its 13th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion to be displayed spring 2016 in Sarasota, FL USA. 42 artists will be selected. National and international submissions accepted. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel. $3,000 (US) in awards. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries. Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org OR Info@EmbracingOurDifferences.org

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1086 Washburn July 2015 Medford, OR Tues-Fri 10-5pm www.lightgarden.net Sat 10-1p (541) 779-0272 Closed: Sun & Mon.

We will be closed August 4 – 8th! I’m finally getting a vacation!

Here’s Diane’s rendition of Crater Lake! Isn’t it gorgeous? Barbara and Diane have been coming in most Wednesday mornings working on their frit painting skills during workshop time. They are getting really good! Many of the panels they are making are going to Flowers of Hope. Thank you, Ladies!

I have some new bowl molds in and they are so cool ! There has always been a challenge with deeper bowl molds falling straight and forming a flat bottom. These are the new bottomless molds by Laurie Spray at Bonny Doon Glass Tools in Santa Cruz. They allow the glass to fall and hit the shelf. So far I’ve made several different size bowls and

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1086 Washburn                            July 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                     Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
We will be closed
August 4 – 8th!
 
I’m finally getting a vacation!
 

 
Here’s Diane’s rendition of Crater Lake!
 
 
 
Isn’t it gorgeous?
Barbara and Diane have been coming in most Wednesday mornings  working on their frit painting skills during workshop time.  They are getting really good!  Many of the panels they are making are going to Flowers of Hope.  Thank you, Ladies!

 
I have some new bowl molds in
 and they are so cool !
 
  
 
There has always been a challenge with deeper bowl molds falling straight and forming a flat bottom.
These are the new bottomless molds by Laurie Spray at Bonny Doon Glass Tools in Santa Cruz.
They allow the glass to fall and hit the shelf.
So far I’ve made several different size bowls and they’ve all come out perfectly!
Schedule a workshop to come in and make a bowl!
We have 8″, 11″ and 12″.

 

 

 Time is running short
to make
a
Flowers of Hope
panel for
2015!
 
Everyone always waits until the last minute and then we don’t have time to fire them all.
 
 
This year is our 10th year
help us make it the best year ever!
 
Any Wednesday or Saturday
we have a workshop scheduled
you can come in and make a
Flowers of Hope
or
Try Fusing!  panel
call or email to save your space
 
 
 Flowers of Hope Fusing Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

$10 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.
OR
TRY FUSING!  Workshop
The same class only you get to keep it!  Try fusing and see if you like it!  Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!    $15
August 15                     10-12    Only 3 spots left
*For 5 or more people we can schedule a private party!

 
Summer is a great time to
learn mosaics!
 
 
This two week class teaches you everything you need to know about mosaics by making your own 10″ birdbath or birdfeeder.  We cover adhesives, ways to lay out your tiles, grouts, colorants and sealants.  Mosaics is easy, relaxing and makes use of all that glass scrap you have saved up!
August 22 & 29
10-1pm
$75
Tentatively full

 
Fun and Easy Projects
in
Fused Glass!
 
 
These table lamps are such a decorative feature in any room.  A $35 value ceramic lamp base that you get to paint yourself, is included in the price of the class.  Patterns available or make your own.
You will need to buy a small amount of glass
and frit.
September 12
1-4pm
$55

 
Painting with Frit
 
 
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and confetti to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.  We’ll explore different techniques through 3 small panels, focusing on clouds, trees, water and layering backgrounds. We’ll also address combining colors and picture composition.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.

All frit, confetti, stringers, glass and lunch from Peruvian Point is included.
Glass fusing: Basics or equivalent is required.

September 26
10-3pm with an hour lunch break
$125
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have

 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.

click here to check out our classes

 

 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

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Call to Artists: 3rd Annual “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’ McCloud, CA http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/call-to-artists-3rd-annual-paint-the-town-en-plein-air-mccloud-ca/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/call-to-artists-3rd-annual-paint-the-town-en-plein-air-mccloud-ca/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:53:41 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=100610 Campbell Global has funded our scholarship program, supporting participation of up to 10 students under the age of 18. Each student will receive some instruction and supplies. More info available on the McCloud Arts Society Facebook page, or contact Dorothea Schoenstein 964-2065. Pre-Registration is $20 thru August 10, and same day registration $30. A $10 box lunch is available from White Mountain Café, order at morning registration. Canvases and paper for competition must have a registration mark on back.

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McCloud ARTS Society Sponsors

3rd Annual “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’ an artist’s experience

McCloud ARTS Society, in partnership with McCloud Local First, is again hosting “Paint the Town” ‘en Plein air’ artist’s experience, on Saturday August 15, 10 am to 6 pm in McCloud, CA.

This event is based upon the original French impressionist masters who left their classical classroom technical painting approach and moved onto portable easels outdoors, or en plein air, where the influence of the natural light on landscapes affected their painting styles. Many refer to them as “painters of light” and “the impressionists.” Familiar names such as Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Van Gogh are associated with this style of magnificent painting. Local artists are trying to recreate interest in painting our great Shasta outdoors. Dorothea Schoenstein, organizer of Paint the Town, stated “the experience is indeed invigorating and challenging at the same time.  Lighting does play an important role in how the scene is interpreted onto the canvas or paper. For example, one early morning, two of us were painting Lake Siskiyou from different vantage points. Later we stopped for lunch and were surprised to see the similar colors chosen for our paintings.  Lavenders and coral colors were predominant in both compositions! Not a coincidence, but recognition of the influence of natural light on the scenic subject matter.”

Painting outdoors with a group of painters or alone provides the artist, novice or experienced, with a stimulating, ever-changing experience.  The changing light patterns, the smell of fresh air, the sounds of the forest or river brings an artist to paint outdoors.  There is no confinement, very few interruptions, and concentration begins. The connection to nature is visible on canvas or paper.

Plein air painting has grown across the nation in recognition with participation at all levels of artistry.  McCloud Arts Society is in its third year of offering an opportunity for artists and students to join them for the day.  Locations for subjects have been previewed for good vantage points and compositions; otherwise, an artist can come and select their own location from the McCloud Falls to old garages.  At the end of the painting day, 3:30pm, a wet paint art show will be displayed on the porch of the mercantile building for the public to enjoy.  It will be an informal exhibit with wonderful music and wine.  Music by Allison and Victor will lend support to the day of French style of painting.  The public is invited and asked to vote for their favorite piece.  The winner will receive $50 and the privilege of having their work on next year’s postcard.

Campbell Global has funded our scholarship program that will support participation of up to 10 students under the age of 18.  Each student will receive some instruction and supplies.  Interested students should contact Chairperson Dorothea Schoenstein at 964-2065.

This year on the same Saturday there will be a car show downtown, a quilt show, the melodrama, and our exhibit.  More information is available on the McCloud Arts Society Facebook page, or contact Dorothea Schoenstein 964-2065.  Pre-Registion is $20 thru August 10, and same day registration $30.  A $10 box lunch is available from White Mountain Café, order at morning registration. Canvases and paper for competition must have a registration mark on back.

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Call to Artists: 10th Annual 2016 Au Naturel Exhibition at Clatsop Community College http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/call-to-artists-10th-annual-2016-au-naturel-exhibition-at-clatsop-community-college/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/call-to-artists-10th-annual-2016-au-naturel-exhibition-at-clatsop-community-college/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:13:23 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=100607 Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, announces the 2016 International Juried Exhibition, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, invites entries. The 2016 Au Naturel exhibit will open on Thursday, January 21, 2016 and continues through March 10, 2016.

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Clatsop Community College LogoClatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, announces the 2016 International Juried Exhibition, Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, and invites entries. This special tenth anniversary show will be held in honor and memory of Royal Nebeker, internationally renowned artist and beloved instructor who taught at CCC for over 30 years and who served as the first juror for the competition. The 2016 Au Naturel exhibit will open on Thursday, January 21, 2016 and continues through March 10, 2016.

The Au Naturel competition is open to all artists working in any two dimensional drawing, painting, or printmaking medium with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making. Entrants must be 18 years or older, and submitted artwork must have been executed in the last three years and available for the duration of the exhibit.  Due to the special focus of the exhibit, any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted. Visit the exhibit website, www.aunaturelart.com, to view artwork from previous Au Naturel exhibitions and for further information about the show.

Applications are now being accepted online using the CaFÉ™ website, www.callforentry.org.

Applications must be received on CaFÉ™ by Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time, Saturday, November 7, 2015.  There is no additional fee to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. Enter and register a username and password. Navigate to Apply to Calls, and search the list for Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century. The site also provides detailed instructions for use. There is a $40 fee for the submission of up to three images, and $5 for each additional image submitted.

2016 exhibit awards will include $1,000 in cash prizes and up to $2,000 in purchase awards. A select number of Visiting Artist Workshop awards will also be granted. Additionally, one artist will be chosen to be featured in a solo show for the following exhibition season (2016-2017) at the Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery.

For a prospectus, send a SASE to Au Naturel International Juried Exhibition c/o Kristin Shauck, Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103 or download it from the Au Naturel website, www.aunaturelart.com.

Lisa Harris, juror of the 2016 Au Naturel Exhibition at clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon.

Lisa Harris, owner and director of Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle, is the juror for Clatsop Community College’s 2016 International Juried Exhibition Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century.

Serving as juror for the 2016 exhibit is Lisa Harris, the Director and Owner of Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle, WA. The gallery, which represents thirty Northwest and West Coast contemporary artists including Royal Nebeker, has been presenting rotating exhibitions for the past 31 years. Harris is a founding member of the Seattle Art Dealers Association and a member of Art Table, the national organization of women in the visual arts.

Harris received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History with Highest Honors from Williams College in 1975 and studied at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) from 1973 to 1974. She earned an M.B.A. in Arts Management from the University of California at Los Angeles (now the Anderson School at UCLA), and during that time did an internship at the Oakland Museum where she focused on strategic planning. From 1979 to 1980 she was Assistant to the President of Cornish Institute (now Cornish College of the Arts) for which she curated an historic American-Soviet exhibition. Faculty at Cornish and a similar art institute in Vladivostok (then a “closed” city) provided work for joint exhibitions that took place in Nakhodka and Seattle.

Before founding her own gallery in 1984, Harris served as Director of Pioneer Square Gallery where she collaborated with other galleries to firmly establish Seattle’s First Thursdays. She has served as a juror for organizations such as Gage Academy, Women Painters of Washington, Edmonds Art Festival, Eastside Fine Art Association, and Artist Trust (The Artist Innovator Award). Last year, Harris co-curated the exhibition, John Cole: A Historical Perspective, at the Museum of Northwest Art.

For more information, contact Kristin Shauck, 503-338-2472 or kshauck@clatsopcc.edu.

Attached Image: Lisa Harris, owner and director of Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle, is the juror for Clatsop Community College’s 2016 International Juried Exhibition Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century.

 

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Upcoming Art Events further North… http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/upcoming-art-events-further-north/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/upcoming-art-events-further-north/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:45:01 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=100604 Peninsula Clay Artists 7th Annual Show/Sale August 7th to 15th

10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily Ocean Park, WA

Click here for more info about the Peninsula Clay Artists Show

Chinook Arts Festival September 5th to 7th – Labor Day weekend

This arts festival features a fine display of blown glass, photography, jewelry, oil & watercolors, pottery & much more!

For more information, please email Leslie Walters at: leslie.walters56@yahoo.com

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Peninsula Clay Artists 7th Annual Show/Sale

August 7th to 15th

10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
Ocean Park, WA

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Chinook Arts Festival

September 5th to 7th – Labor Day weekend

This arts festival features a fine display of blown glass, photography, jewelry, oil & watercolors, pottery & much more!

For more information, please email Leslie Walters at: leslie.walters56@yahoo.com

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Last Chance to see Patrick Beste at the GoodBean! http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/last-chance-to-see-patrick-beste-at-the-goodbean/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/last-chance-to-see-patrick-beste-at-the-goodbean/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:51:45 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=100594 We will be rotating the art exhibit at our Jacksonville shop on Friday, so be sure to come in and see Pat Beste's colorful abstract paintings this week! A member of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Pat's paintings on canvas and paper have been very well received at the gallery and at shows throughout southern Oregon, and we invite your comments and inquiries on this collection of works framed under glass.

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Ships In The Mist, by Patrick Beste, Watercolor and Ink on rag paper, 16X20 Original abstract painting by Patrick Beste

Ships In The Mist, Watercolor and Ink on rag paper, 16X20 Original abstract painting by Patrick Beste

 

 

 

We will be rotating the art exhibit at our Jacksonville shop on Friday, so be sure to come in and see Pat Beste’s colorful abstract paintings this week! A member of the Art Presence Art Center in Jacksonville, Pat’s paintings on canvas and paper have been very well received at the gallery and at shows throughout southern Oregon, and we invite your comments and inquiries on this collection of works framed under glass.

 

Below is Beste’s bio and artist statement.

 

Patrick Beste Artist bio 7-2015

 

 

 

 

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Call to Artists: Return of Orphan Works Extended Comment Period http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/the-return-of-orphan-works-extended-comment-period/ http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/the-return-of-orphan-works-extended-comment-period/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:50:45 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?p=100584 Call to Artists: The Library of Congress has extended the comment period for new legislation they are proposing, which includes the return of "orphan works." Read this post for complete information on this issue, a video by a fellow licensed artist regarding orphan works, and instructions on how to submit your comments. And please send them your comments!

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Editor’s Note: This article is reposted from the American Society of Illustrators Partnership after we received an email forwarded from the former president of the San Francisco Society of Illustrators by Elaine Frenett. Thanks Elaine!

As of the time we’re posting, the comment form at the US Library of Congress website is not working due to a bad link. We hope you will take a few minutes of your time to write your comment and that you will find the submission form working when you’re ready to send your comments to them. Check it here to see if it’s back up: http://copyright.gov/policy/visualworks/comment-form/. You can find the LoC’s notice of the extension here: http://copyright.gov/policy/visualworks/. And here are the instructions for comment submissions:

The Copyright Office is extending the period to submit public reply comments regarding its April 24, 2015 Notice of Inquiry requesting comments on how certain visual works, particularly photographs, graphic artworks, and illustrations, are monetized, enforced, and registered under the Copyright Act.

DATE: Reply comments are due October 1, 2015.
ADDRESSES: All comments should be submitted electronically using the comment submission page on the Office Web site at http://copyright.gov/policy/ visualworks/. To meet accessibility standards, submitters must upload comments in a single file not to exceed six (6) megabytes (MB) in one of the following formats: The Adobe Portable Document File (PDF) format that contains searchable, accessible text (not an image); Microsoft Word; WordPerfect; Rich Text Format (RTF); or ASCII text file format (not a scanned document). The form and face of the comments must include the submitter’s name and organization (if any). The Office will post all comments publicly on the Office’s Web site exactly as they are received, along with names and organizations. If electronic submission of comments is not feasible, please contact the Office at 202–707–8350 for special instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Catherine Rowland, Senior Advisor to the Register of Copyrights, by email at crowland@loc.gov or by telephone at 202–707–8350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 24, 2015, the Copyright Office published a Notice of Inquiry inviting public comments on certain visual works. The initial comments were due on July 23, 2015 and reply comments currently are due on August 24, 2015. It appears, however, that some stakeholders may need additional time to file reply comments. To facilitate full and adequate public comment, the Office hereby extends the time for filing reply comments from August 24, 2015 to October 1, 2015.

Dated: July 21, 2015.

Catherine Rowland,

Senior Advisor to the Register of Copyrights.

THE RETURN OF ORPHAN WORKS

The U.S. Copyright Office Seeks Artists’ Comments

For more than a year Congress has been holding hearings for the drafting of a brand new U.S. Copyright Act.

There is no bill yet. But the Copyright Office has issued recommendations to Congress for a law that would replace current copyright law.

These recommendations include a resurrection of the failed Orphan Works Act of 2008.

That bill called for a return to copyright registration for every picture an artist wished to retain the rights to. Registration would not actually protect your work — an infringer could still infringe you. But by registering it, you would preserve your right to sue in federal court.

Unregistered pictures would still be yours and in theory, clients would still have to get your permission to use them. But if they were to conclude that they had made a “reasonably diligent” but unsuccessful effort to find you, then they could infringe the work as “orphaned.”

The Copyright Office says that several other artists’ issues are “ripe” for legislation: copyright small claims, resale royalties, and other forms of secondary licensing which most artists have never heard of.

The Copyright Office has issued a special call for letters from visual artists asking what challenges we face in licensing and protecting our copyrights. Many of you have already written. We hope many more will do the same.

DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015, 5:00PM EDT

New deadline is October 1, 2015.

American artists can submit letters online here.

Non-U.S. artists can email their letters to the attention of:

  • Catherine R. Rowland
    Senior Advisor to the Register of Copyrights
    U.S. Copyright Office
    crowland@loc.gov

Read the Copyright Office Notice of Inquiry.

Read the 2015 Orphan Works and Mass Digitization Report.

 

PLEASE WRITE THE COPYRIGHT OFFICE

Because of our past opposition to orphan works legislation, the Copyright Office has issued a special Notice of Inquiry on Visual Works. In it, they acknowledge that visual artists face special problems in the marketplace and they’ve asked artists to respond to five questions:

“The Office invites comments that address the subjects listed below. When submitting a comment, please identify the nature of your interest in this subject (e.g., whether you are a creator, licensee, etc.):

“1. What are the most significant challenges related to monetizing and/or licensing photographs, graphic artworks, and/or illustrations?

“2. What are the most significant enforcement challenges for photographers, graphic artists, and/or illustrators?

“3. What are the most significant registration challenges for photographers, graphic artists, and/or illustrators?

“4. What are the most significant challenges or frustrations for those who wish to make legal use of photographs, graphic art works, and/or illustrations?

“5. What other issues or challenges should the Office be aware of regarding photographs, graphic artworks, and/or illustrations under the Copyright Act?”

[Emphases added for clarity]

And we might suggest a 6th question of our own:

6. What are the most significant challenges artists would face if these new copyright proposals become law?

 

SAMPLE LETTERS

Since most artists have never written to lawmakers before, many of you have asked us for sample letters. It is important that the Copyright Office receive unique letters.

Eight artists have provided their letters to inspire you to write. The letters are poignant examples written respectfully by artists telling their own unique story about their experience and concerns:

  • LETTER 1: “I’m writing to stress that for me, and for artists like me, copyright law is not an abstract legal issue. Our copyrights are our assets. Licensing them is how we make our livings.” Read more.

 

  • LETTER 2: “As a freelance illustrator, I need to maintain revenue streams in order to make a living for my family. The resale of my past images is part of my day to day way of doing business.” Read more.

 

  • LETTER 3: “My art is reasonably well known since it has served the advertising, editorial, public relations and historical documentation needs of the aerospace industry, publications, the military services and air and space museums for 68 years.” Read more.

 

  • LETTER 4: “I am writing to you as an award winning professional illustrator of over 40 years whose work has appeared in many major publications, books and advertisements, both nationally and internationally.” Read more.

 

  • LETTER 5: “I have been a professional medical illustrator since 1975, and self-employed since 1981. During the course of my career, I have created thousands of illustrations…” Read more.

 

  • LETTER 6: “Copyright is the basis of my income and ability to support my business. It is the only way I have to protect the accuracy and integrity of my work, and to negotiate an appropriate fee for re-licensing.” Read more.

 

  • LETTER 7: “My specialty area is fetal development and women’s health illustration… The protection of these images is of utmost importance to my livelihood, and I have struggled to fight the rampant piracy of them, especially by political groups.” Read more.

 

  • LETTER 8: “I am writing to ask that you create policy to protect visual authors and their exclusive rights, and support a sustainable environment for professional authorship.” Read more.

 

Remember, no one is asking you to write a legal brief. Copyright law is a business law, and the lawyers writing these laws know little or nothing about our business.

Let’s explain to them how the laws they’re writing will affect us.


BELOW: Podcast by Children’s Book Illustrator Will Terry, “Everything You Know About Copyright Is About To Change”:

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Autumn – Study by Susan Frank http://fineartamerica.com/featured/autumn-study-susan-frank.html http://fineartamerica.com/featured/autumn-study-susan-frank.html#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:47:07 +0000 http://blogs.soartists.com/ArtMatters/?guid=f9b63ea6fde219f926d538b775117f4c Fall Landscape that I passed on my way to walk the dog.  

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Purchase inquiries may be directed to anderstart@gmail.comOnline… http://michelleanderst.tumblr.com/post/125081953615 http://michelleanderst.tumblr.com/post/125081953615#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:00:38 +0000 http://michelleanderst.tumblr.com/post/125081953615 Purchase inquiries may be directed to anderstart@gmail.comOnline Store: www.animaanimus.org

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The New Work http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EveMargoWithrow/~3/U6drTb1tNdA/ http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EveMargoWithrow/~3/U6drTb1tNdA/#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:27:51 +0000 http://www.evemargowithrow.com/?p=1184 My creative journey has always involved responding to an essential ingredient of an experience and following the threads of that flow to a magical finale. I trusted the collaboration with an authentic source within and beyond myself. A huge curiosity … Continue reading

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My creative journey has always involved responding to an essential ingredient of an experience and following the threads of that flow to a magical finale. I trusted the collaboration with an authentic source within and beyond myself. A huge curiosity about this journey has kept my enthusiasm at a fevered pitch for many years.

Recently, the intensity has waned a bit and neither the process nor the outcome has been as compelling. I wondered if it was simply related to the aging/wisdom journey of slowing down but instead of settling into it, I felt like I was always waiting for an echo, a nudge, and an inspiration.

Going back to clay was not an option. My hands are no longer strong enough and too arthritic to do the building and my body is no longer strong enough to do the hauling and firing. Plus, the gallery I am part owner of only shows paintings: only work that hangs on the wall. I had no ideas where to go next.

Drawn to the depths of my own presence to ponder I turned again to nature’s state of enlivened being. The seed pod, the ocean coral, the flower; all fully embody a direct experience of being. With this curiosity about the feeling experience of “being the thing” I began to realize that I am closer to knowing the “ME of ME”.

Now is the new beginnings of a new direction in my Artwork. Sculpture and painting have merged. I have become an inventor, an engineer and a researcher as I explore new techniques and forms to represent deeper states of being. No doubt there will be many twists and turns; some more successful than others. The being is in the awareness of each moment on the journey.

 

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