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Calls to Artists from Art Deadlines List

Editor’s Note: We have removed several calls that were obviously not intended for Oregon artists. Some calls that remain should be checked for eligibility of Oregon artists before applying. We wish you the best of good fortune in any of these calls you may apply for! April 1, 2015 THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION More than $25,000 in prizes will be awarded, and Top Award Winners will be featured in the December 2015 issue of The Artist’s Magazine! All winners will also appear in a special online gallery. There are 5 categories for you to compete and win. Plus, there’s a Special Student/Beginner Division for new artists. Entry fee. Details: 715-445-4612 OR OR [email protected] December 31, 2014 DAVE BOWN PROJECTS Jurors: Steven Matijcio, Curator, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Dominic Molon, Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum; Marina Pacini, Chief Curator and Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art,

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Local Calls to Artists – Medford Installation and Redding, CA Photography Exhibit

The Medford Arts Commission invites artists to provide proposals for art and art installation on, around or between a select number or all of the Interstate 5 pillars adjacent to Hawthorne Park in downtown Medford, Oregon. The Commission encourages a diversity of ideas. Deadline: Feb. 27, 2015. For more information, please visit

Now open for entries, Carter House Gallery, Redding Exhibit “Photography: The Full Spectrum.” The exhibit will be April 28 – May 30, 2015. The show is open to all photographers and all forms of photographic expression are encouraged. Total awards: $3250 – First Place $1500.For further details and to enter: Go to select Photography Shows, then 2015 International Show to view the Prospectus. The entry link is at the bottom of the Prospectus.

The Best of Medford Ballot was published in the Medford Sneak Preview December issue. Voting is open through December 31. Vote by mail,

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Calls to Artists and Art Opportunities From CAFE

Short -deadline and new calls to art from CAfE, list edited to include only calls for which Oregon artists are eligible.

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Up Close and Personal with Metal Artist Cheryl Garcia

Cheryl D. Garcia

Fellow metal artist Randall Grealish interviewed the popular Jacksonville metal artist and sculptor and learned things about Cheryl D. Garcia journey into art that few of us know!

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Cheryl D Garcia’s Great Metal Works

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New Artist Opportunities from CaFE™ Calls to Artists

Check out these updated and new calls to artists in a huge range of media, genre and other specialties, including fashion photography, sculpture, art by women, public/installation art, nude figures, outdoor photography, and artist residency in Mexico, and much more! List has been edited to reflect only those opportunities for which Oregon artists will be eligible.

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Calls to Artists From CaFE™

There’s something for everyone in this collection of calls. From ecofeminism to environmental and sustainability themes, public art and car culture, we see calls for photography, painting, sculpture and more open to artists with disabilities, women, photographers, emerging artists, plein air artists, African Americans, creators of activist art, public art and more! Check them out to see if any will be suitable for your work.

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SOAR Welcomes the

Beauty of Summer, completed sidewalk chalk art by Cathy Gallatin

This wonderful first annual event promises to become a lot of fun as a regular feature of the downtown Medford artscape each June. Please find more information in the Festival’s listing. There is an active Call to Artists out for the festival which local artists would want to respond to, regardless of their specialty; the deadline to apply is April 15. Not only will this become a great community event, but a wonderful way to help promote your art and your classes, as students of teaching artists may participate in a team led by the artist they study under. Residents and those planning to visit the area in June – Heads up! You’ll want to attend this event and see what local artists do with their 8′ x 8′ chalk art on the sidewalks of historic downtown Medford! The event is still so young it does not yet have a website, so please take a moment to check out the listing and share with friends!

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Call to Artists, Ashland Fire Station No. 2

City of Ashland

The City of Ashland Public Art Commission is seeking an artist(s) to create site-specific original exterior public art for placement at the new Ashland Fire Station No. 2. The Fire Station is located at 1860 Ashland Street. This opportunity is open to established professional artists living in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana) and California.

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My response to the NEA's call to cast votes on their 2012 policies

NEA Policy Vote 2012

This morning I sat down intending to go straight to work on the website project that’s feeding my family right now. Opening Thunderbird to read my email, the first thing that caught my eye was one from the National Endowment for the Arts asking members to cast votes approving or disapproving the NEA’s 2012 art policies. Of course I clicked the link, expressed my approval and began to write in the “additional comments” field. Getting caught up in my passion for the arts, I wound up writing more than I had intended, so I’m sharing it in the event that some of you might find it an informative case for the importance of the arts in our lives.

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