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Saturday Campfire Chat – The Artist Inspiration with Stefan Baumann

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist”
-Oscar Wilde
Inspiration
After one of coldest winters that we have ever experienced at The Grand View
Ranch, the snow has finally melted. The days are getting longer and the sunsets
are brighter than ever. We have spent all day gathering the fallen wood that broke
off the trees when the snow fell. It is the perfect size of wood for burning when we
have our first weekly gathering around the campfire and my friends, some artists,
and some art collectors get together to discuss art and the meaning of life.
It’s Time
The evening sky turns from cadmium yellow to magenta with a magnificent display
of spring light that transitions our day into darkness. A blanket of stars begins to
appear behind the silhouette of the Trinity Alps. As the warm spring sun disappears,
the temperature drops. My guests and I all huddle together under our Hudson Bay
Blankets sipping homemade cocoa with marshmallows. The fire burns bright and
illuminates the dark forest around us. I suggested that it’s time to get our prochade
boxes out of winter storage and defrost our paints tubes so that we can enjoy the
spring weather and do some Plein Air painting.
The Question
Jan, one of the artists that was in the campfire group said, “Why do I even bother to
paint? Everything has been painted! There are no new ideas and there are so many
artists who paint so many things. Does the world need any more paintings? With
the internet bombarding our senses, why do we even bother?” At that moment all
my guests turned their heads in my direction with anticipation, as they sat pensively
waited for my reply. “Jan,” I said, You lack Inspiration!
Inspiration Is a Gift
I thought for a moment, took a sip of my cocoa and placed it down on a stump near
the fire to keep it warm. Then I stood up to address my campfire audience.
“Inspiration is a gift that must be given back to exist,” I replied. “In order for
inspiration to be present, one must have desire. It’s the combination of ideas,
images and desire that have to be present before inspiration can exist. Yes,
there are many artists, but you are unique. We all experience the world differently,
and being able to connect the world with your ideas is what makes your experience
unique. It’s your history from birth that provides you with a perspective that is
completely your own. The uniqueness of your ideas connects to images that you
experienced growing up. And living your life becomes something that no one else
has ever experienced before. You are able to contribute a new Idea to others that
they can attach to their images to. This enriches their experience of living by
allowing them to see beauty that they have never seen before. And this inspires
them to inspire others;
Desire to Share
When we choose to be an artist, we experience a desire to share beauty with
others. Inspiration is worthless without the desire to share it. Whether artists choose
to create music, drama, or paintings, they are driven to share, to communicate the
personal beauty they experience, and to give it back to others. This inspiration
comes to us like a whisper, a glimmer and then explodes into a whirlwind of ideas.
These ideas stir our minds and linger in our hearts and souls until we pick up a
brush and push it onto the canvas for the world to see. This connection leads the
artist to explode into passionate moments of creativity that are truly theirs and truly
inspired.
Inner Compass
You have to be at your easel to create when inspiration hits. When we sit down
each day at our easels and paint, we become a lightning rod for inspiration that
motivates the creativity within us. Being in a car or at a restaurant gives us no
opportunity to create. But when we are at the easel, we channel the energy of
inspiration and focus it on our paintings. Inspiration is an inner compass that points
us in a direction that our creative energy wants us to go. Creativity relies on
everything you are and everything you have ever experienced to connect to the
idea you have now. Then, with desire, you transform this idea into art that inspires
others.
The Best
There are always more people buying art than those who create it, experience that
with the Internet, some target marketing, and a little time, you will soon find an
audience that connects with your message and will eagerly be there to acquire an
original painting. There are millions of people looking for inspiration. The trick is to do it well and do it the very best that you can. Then you will just like you and they will find it in what you paint today, or tomorrow when you go out to paint your very first Plein Air painting in the spring!
Get It Now
Information about coaching is located under the heading Coaching on my website www.StefanBaumann.com. If you are interested in coaching, give me a call at 415-606-9074 (my personal cell number) and we can talk more about how coaching will enhance your knowledge, capabilities, and growth as an artist.
“The eyes of the world are waiting to see what you have to say.”
I have coached many students over the years. My goal as a coach is to help students discover their own style by instructing with a method that allows them to grow as they are. If you want increase your knowledge and skill to bring your art to the next level, I invite you to watch my YouTube videos, consider phone coaching with me, or attend a workshop in Mt. Shasta where we discuss art, passion and life with other artists around the campfire. All the information is on my website, www.stefanbaumann.com.
Call me for information on workshops or coaching 415-606-9074

For the Last time Stop Painting Things
In this video Stefan Baumann discusses with his students How to stop painting things

For The
                                                          Last Time Stop
                                                          Painting
                                                          Things! -
                                                          Luscious
                                                          Brushstrokes

Spring Workshop
at
The Grand View Ranch
Wonderful things are happening at
The Grand View Ranch this spring.
There are just a few weeks until our
Spring Workshop at the Ranch begins with plein air painting at many inspiring vistas and locations that this place has to offer! It looks like the Dogwood blossoms will be extraordinary this year.
The Spring Workshop takes place on the weekend of May 17,18, and 19. I invite you to register at my website
Be part of a three-day experience that will change the way you paint forever.
But, hurry! There are only a few spots open for the Spring workshop where you will learn the secrets of how to infuse light in your paintings! This workshop will also help you to understand how light and shadow can work together to make a painting go from ordinary to extraordinary.

The Grand View | 1151 Maple St.Hammond Ranch, CA 96069

Rogue Gallery Annual Meeting May 9th, Calls to Artists, and More

Annual Meeting artblast
ANNUAL MEETING
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 5:30 PM
Interested in the financial health of your gallery?
Join us in the Main Gallery for the Annual Members’ Meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:30

There will be a powerpoint and snacks

ROGUE STUDIO ON LOCATION
Plein Air at Lone Ranch with Silvia Trujillo
Saturday May 4th, 9am-3pm

Beginning through advanced painters welcome. All media welcome.
Enjoy the beautiful weather and experience painting and drawing in the great outdoors. Get some vitamin D while painting the beautiful surroundings of Alpacas at Lone Ranch in Eagle Point, Oregon. Landscape artist Silvia Trujillo will guide you in depicting the beauty of the landscape, creating interesting compositions, and capturing a moment in time. Bringing a lunch and light snack is recommended.
MEMBERS $125 NON-MEMBERS $150 Get Materials List Here>>
Register Here >>

CALLS TO ARTISTS

Inspired By the East: Annual Art Movement Tribute Exhibit  May 31 & June 1
We invite artists to submit a work in any media inspired by East Asian Art. No charge for members to submit, non-members $10. The exhibit runs June 7–July 12, 2019. Drop off artwork May 31 & June 1, 2019. For two-dimensional work, maximum dimension in either direction including frame is 40 inches. For three-dimensional work maximum dimension in any direction is 40 inches and maximum weight is 35 pounds. See Members Gallery Submission Guidelines for full details.
Inventory & Artist Agreement and Art Labels

Community Gallery Exhibitions 2020 – Deadline June 15
The Rogue Gallery & Art Center invites artists to submit a portfolio of work for the 2020 Community Gallery Exhibition Series. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. The submission deadline is June 15, 2019. Please see our Community Gallery Submission Guidelines for full details.

Berryman Gallery Exhibitions 2020 – Deadline June 15
Current Rogue Gallery & Art Center member artists working two-dimensionally may apply for solo exhibitions lasting approximately two months each, between September and June. The submission deadline is June 15, 2019. Please see our Berryman Gallery Submission Guidelines for full details.

Rogue Valley Biennial: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art
We invite both emerging and established artists to submit innovative art to be juried for this exhibit. The Rogue Valley Biennial Art Exhibit is held every other year. The exhibit celebrates the ground-breaking talents of Southern Oregon artists.

Three $200 Jurors’ Choice Awards will be given to artists for work that the jurors judge to be innovative, insightful and thought provoking. The jurors will be David Masters and Janet Higgins. For more information see the flyer HERE>>

Drop-off dates are Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22, 2019.
Inventory & Artist Agreement and Art Labels

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The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is the Rogue Valley’s premier non-profit community art center founded in 1960 to promote and nurture the visual arts in the Rogue Valley. The Art Center showcases emerging and established artists, presents fine crafts by area artisans, and offers a broad range of visual art classes and workshops for all ages.

Rogue Gallery & Art Center is located in downtown Medford at 40 South Bartlett Street. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are open every third Friday until 8:00pm.

WMG 22nd International Open Call For Art

22nd International Open
Exhibition Dates: August 9 – 31, 2019
Entry Due Date: May 28, 2019
Juror: Dolores Mercado

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Exhibition Description: Invitation to all female identified artists worldwide to submit artwork for this open exhibition. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is encouraged.

Prizes Awarded:  Best of Show $500 / 2nd Place $250 / 3rd Place $100

The application fee for juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image each if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected].

We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work (up to 250 words.) Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Juror: Dolores Mercado

Dolores Mercado is the Associate Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) in Chicago, Illinois, and former Associate Director of Education and Senior Arts Educator. She studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printing La Esmeralda in Mexico City, The Academy of San Carlos from the UNAM in Mexico City, The School of Video of the University of Guadalajara, and at the School of Visual Arts of the University of Guadalajara.

Mercado was the Curator of Women Artists of Modern Mexico: Frida’s Contemporaries; La vida sobre papel: Judithe Hernández; Contemplations: Dan Ramirez, Works from the Permanent Collection; Deportable Aliens: New Work by Rodrigo Lara Zendejas; La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead; Carmen Parra: Suave Patria; Rito y Recuerdo: Day of the Dead; Quilt Me A Story: Nuestros relatos (Immigration Stories); Maquila Blues: Oscar Moya; Fragmentos: Pilar Acevedo; and Abyss: Rocío Caballero among many others. Mercado has also Co-curated Memoria Presente: An Artistic Journey; !No se olvida! Remembering the Tlatelolco Massacre and Rastros y Crónicas: Women of Juarez, and others.

Mercado has hosted Camino Tierra Adentro radio program at WRTE 90.5 FM (1999 to 2004, MFACM), and Alquimia radio program at WRTE 90.5 FM. (2004-2006) NMMA. She was coordinator and collaborator for the Women Artists of Modern Mexico: Frida’s Contemporaries catalog and Coordinator for Nahui Olin: A Woman Beyond Time catalog, NMMA. Mercado has been in charge of several Symposiums, Conferences and Events and has participated as a panelist in Art in Response to Violence, Northeastern University; Ni Una Más: Remembering the Missing Women of Juarez, DePaul University; and Translating Tragedy into Art, a conversation with Filmmaker Carlos Carrera. Dolores Mercado has exhibited in the US, Mexico, Spain, Canada and Nicaragua.

Image: Artwork by Anoush Bargamian

Join Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport 4th Fl, Chicago, IL 60608
Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street
312.738.0400 | Email | Website
Gallery Hours: Thur-Fri 12 – 6pm & Sat-Sun 12 – 4pm
ABOUT WOMAN MADE GALLERY
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to support, cultivate, and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate, and enrich our community. We rely on membership contributions and individual donations to create the programs that support our mission.

YOUR DONATIONS HELP MAKE WMG’S EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS POSSIBLE!
Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Arts Work Fund; The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation;  The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; The Illinois Arts Council Agency;  The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; and the generosity of its members and contributors. We thank our Art Angel, an anonymous donor who contributes generously and repeatedly through BMO Harris Bank.

April 2019 Art Deadlines List

Art Deadlines List – April Email Edition
Make Art the Change!

April 2019 Email Edition

May 01, 2019 – ARTISTS MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION
Artists Magazine’s Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of Artists Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in Artists Magazine. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2nnyvmA
May 15, 2019 – 2019 DOROTHEA LANGE PAUL TAYLOR PRIZE
An annual $10,000 prize given by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to support documentary artists, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. Competitive applicants have a point of view derived from an in-depth understanding of place, history, and the current situation to the proposed work. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2HqXgpr OR [email protected]
April 30, 2019 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | GLOBAL MELTDOWN
This call is for a thematic exhibition based on the Global Meltdown Crisis, all aspects of the crisis, be it global, local, personal, environmental, financial, psychological, scientific and/or spiritual. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, June 14 – July 13, 2019 . Entry is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2VrYF6l

April 20, 2019 – ’13 FRUITCAKES’ OPEN CALL FOR VIDEO WORKS
We are looking for video works for 13 Fruitcakes: Musical Vignettes, a performance that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riot. No Entry Fee. Details:http://tinyurl.com/13FruitcakesOpenCall
April 22, 2019 – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, ALL BOTANICAL
CAGO announces their 6th Annual International 2019 “ALL Botanical” Competition. Competition opens March 25, 2019 and closes April 21, 2019.Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held. Awards will be given. Winners will be announced on May 7th, 2019. Entry Fee/USD Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2019-botanical OR [email protected]
April 22, 2019 – CALL FOR ENTRIES: BIRDS IN ART 2019
The Woodson Art Museum is accepting submissions to the juried Birds in Art exhibition, Sept. 7 – Dec. 1, 2019. Works must interpret birds & related subject matter. Processing fee: $55 for one entry; $65 for two entries. Postmark & online submission deadline is April 22, 2019. For prospectus/entry form, visit website; call; email; or write 700 N 12th St., Wausau, WI 54403-5007. Entry Fee. Details: 715-845-7010 OR http://www.lywam.org/birds-in-art/2019-prospectus OR [email protected]
April 28, 2019 – “MAKE YOUR MARK” GROUP SHOW: CALL FOR ENTRIES
Art Attack SF is accepting entries for “Make Your Mark,” a group exhibition celebrating the gallery’s second year in the vibrant Castro District! Since 2012, Art Attack SF has been recognized for its unique commitment to fostering community and establishing relationships with local artists and young collectors. The gallery presents approximately twelve exhibitions each year. Entry Fee. Details: 415-872-9285 OR http://bit.ly/MakeYourMarkGroupShow OR [email protected]
April 30, 2019 – WATER WORLD PHOTO CONTEST | OUR WORLD IN FOCUS
Our World In Focus is excited to present this month’s FREE photo contest “Water World”! Water is all around us and is one of the most important elements on earth. Likewise, it can be one of the most impactful elements in an image. We want to see your Water World! Free Entry, Win $25! All submitted images have a chance to win $25 and a feature on our website! Deadline April 30th, 2019. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/WaterWorldContest OR [email protected]
April 30, 2019 – TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID FICTION & ESSAY CONTEST
Our 27th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest welcomes your entries through April 30. The prize pool of $5,000 includes $2,000 for the best story and $2,000 for the best essay. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1PpPiJs
April 30, 2019 – 15TH MONTREAL INTL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL | POSTER CONTEST
The winning poster becomes the face of the 15th Montreal International Black Film Festival. Are you a graphic designer, artist, illustrator, poster designer or photographer who loves film and diversity? Are you creative, open-minded or imaginative? Send us your poster proposals for the 15th edition of the Montreal Black Film Festival. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2OouNFL
April 30, 2019 – CALL FOR ARTWORKS DEALING WITH FREEDOM
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the Nitra Gallery in Slovakia is looking for artworks dealing with the topic of freedom by artists from the former Eastern Bloc countries. Eligible: all techniques (also happenings, performances), new and existing works. Works will be presented either in an art museum or in public spaces. Apply only by filling out the online form. Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council. No Entry Fee. Details:http://nitrianskagaleria.sk/freedom
May 01, 2019 – CALL FOR ARTISTS: “FLOW“
$2,000 for accepted artists. Philadelphia Sculptors seeks artists to create temporary outdoor floating sculptural installations for our international exhibition Flow, in the boat basin near the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia on the Delaware River. Artworks should address themes related to interpretations of the river. Exhibit runs October 12 – November 30, 2019. Entry fee. Entry Fee. Details: 215-413-9126 OR http://www.philaflow.org/ OR[email protected]
May 01, 2019 – HIPPOCAMP SCHOLARSHIPS
Hippocampus Magazine is awarding four full scholarships to HippoCamp 2019. One will definitely be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student, one will be awarded to a full-time graduate student, and for the other two student status does not matter. For this scholarship competition, we’ll consider quality of writing, financial need, and ambition. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2O5ltpK
May 02, 2019 – LEVALLOIS PRIZE 2019
The City of Levallois, France, organizes every year the Levallois Prize to support young international photography. The Prize is open to any form of photographic expression. There is no theme. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2prsGFJ
May 07, 2019 – 3RD MANGA CPO AWARD
Now in its third edition, the Manga CPO Award is organised by a nonprofit organization that pursues new possibilities for manga and aims to connect the world by creating new content. The Award invites people from all over the world to send their works in two sections: • Manga Section • Illustration Section No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Oi4Bw4
May 09, 2019 – INTERNATIONAL COMIC/MANGA SCHOOLS CONTEST
The Japanese company Celsys (who developed the painting software Clip Studio Paint) is pleased to announce their first International Comic/Manga Schools Contest for students enrolled in an art school or extracurricular art programs studying illustration, comic art, design, fine art, or other similar subjects. The competition theme is Gift. Comic Category & Illustration Category. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2VdkyWC
May 10, 2019 – CALL TO ARTISTS: PUBLIC ART SUMMER SOLSTICE ART FESTIVAL
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center seeks proposals for the installation of new public works in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park, Port Angeles, WA. Existing pieces as well as proposals for new works will be considered. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.pafac.org/solsticeartapp.html
May 10, 2019 – PAPERWORKS 2019 NATIONAL, JURIED, FINE ART COMPETITION
Artists creating work on, with, or about paper. Winner receives a one month exhibition at b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY of up to 6 selected works in August 2019. Juror: Hillary Reder, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Drawings & Prints, Museum of Modern Art, NY. Entry Fee. Details: (631) 549-5106 OR http://www.bjspokegallery.org/paperworks-2019 OR [email protected]
May 12, 2019 – MONOVISIONS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2019
The contest is organized by MONOVISIONS, Online Black and White Photography Magazine. Our annual competition is open to photographers of all backgrounds and all levels, including – professionals and amateurs. We accept all forms of black and white photography created with traditional or digital methods. Only black and white images will be accepted. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qAJHix
May 15, 2019 – SAN FRANCISCO BAY INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS & EXHIBITION
$3,000 in prizes. Put your work in front of the panel of highly influential jurors. All award winning photos published on Bokeh Bokeh Photo. Gallery Award winners exhibited in the signature exhibit of the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography. Entry Fee. Details:http://baymop.com/call
May 15, 2019 – CALL FOR SCENES AND SCREENS 2019: SPECULATIVE REALITIES
Currently accepting submissions for papers, films, performances, and installations around: Speculative Realities. #SAS2019 is an all-in-VR arts, education, and technology event that provides contemporary artists and critical thinkers a platform to showcase their work and inspire international collaboration and meaningful discourse with a global audience. Visit the website for more information. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.altvr.com/sas2019 OR [email protected]
May 17, 2019 – INTO THE BLUE, 9TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Accepting all types of media for this exhibit. For full details visit gallery’s website villagetheatreartgallery.com Entry Fee. Details: 925-314-3460 OR http://townofdanville.submittable.com/submit OR [email protected]
May 19, 2019 – BLANK WALL GALLERY | BEST PORTFOLIO 2019
Blank Wall Gallery organizes an international portfolio contest for 2019 in order to discover and promote one photographer. The award of the best photographer will be a two-week solo exhibition at Blank Wall Gallery. The gallery will produce and finance the prints for the exhibition, and the artist will gain international recognition and promotion from our web page. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2kdoF8a
May 20, 2019 – I PARK 2019 AUTUMN ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS
I-Park is accepting applications for its fully-funded four-week autumn residencies to artists & designers working in visual arts, creative writing, music composition/sound art, moving image and architecture/landscape design. Set within a 450-acre nature preserve in East Haddam, CT, I-Park provides residents with room, board, a private studio and undisturbed time to pursue their creative projects. Application Fee. Details: 860-873-2468 OR http://www.i-park.org OR [email protected]
May 31, 2019 – GOLDEN TURTLE 2019
The Golden Turtle Festival is the largest international eco-educational project, bringing together photographers, designers and artists celebrating the beauty of the wildlife. For photographers, artists and designers from all over the world, the winners of which are exhibited at the Wildlife Festival in Moscow and regional exhibitions during the all-russian roadshow. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Ep1kIf
May 31, 2019 – 2019 SHINHAN POSTCARD ART CONTEST
The theme of this year’s competition is ‘What do you feel like doing right now?’. You may submit only one postcard. Fine art paint should be used as the main medium and other media can only be used partially. Postcard size: 14.7 cm x 10 cm / 5.78 in x 3.93 in. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2XpH0NG
May 31, 2019 – ZEISS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2019
To be understood in its broadest sense, “The Unexpected” challenges photographers to submit a series of 5-10 images that look past the everyday and address something unforeseen or surprising – whether this is through the landscape and the physical environment, through human expression, emotion and interaction, through political or social causes or something more conceptual. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2RfsqsA
June 01, 2019 – ALASKA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY JURIED EXHIBITION
Juror: Frank Eber. Aqua media over any flat 2 dimensional surface. Last year’s awards exceeded $4,500 with $1000 for Best in Show. Please research shipping options before deciding to enter. Entry Fee. Details: 907-202-1082 OR http://akws.org
June 01, 2019 – CHELTENHAM ILLUSTRATION AWARDS 2019
The focus of the Cheltenham Illustration Awards has always been one of narrative. Visual storytelling, whether sequential or single image, gives scope to the imagination and opens up possibilities beyond the present moment. This year the theme is: All Together Now: Tales of Unity. There are two main sections: • Student • Emerging and Established No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2IsW0a6
June 01, 2019 – ARTERRARESIDENCIAS | CALL FOR ARTISTS AND PROJECTS 2019
We accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stages of their career. Our residency program hosts multidisciplinary artists from all over the world since 2010. ARTErra is placed in a green beautiful village between mountains in central/north Portugal. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1OXhNPg OR [email protected]
June 18, 2019 – TRANSFORMATIONS: FIGURES OF THE OTHER SELF
Juror:Carol Fabricatore. Transformations seeks visual works that explore the artist’s take on what persona or alter ego is present in their artwork. Transform into something you would like to present as a public image of yourself. It could be a self-portrait that transforms you into who, what, or how you would like the public to see you, or whatever your alter ego may be. Entry Fee. Details: 631-862-6575 OR http://www.millspondgallery.org/calls-for-entry#/transformationsfigures-of-our-other-selves OR [email protected]
July 26, 2019 – PAPERWEST: 2ND NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER JURIED EXHIBITION
All artists (18 years and older) residing in the USA are eligible to enter up to 3 original works that are either constructed from paper, or utilize a paper support. Works in Book Arts, Collage, Digital Prints, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking (including Monoprints) and 3D Paper Works are eligible. For full details follow the web link. JUROR.Judith K. Brodsky. Cash Awards. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.art.utah.edu/paperwest-exhibition OR [email protected]
August 31, 2019 – AESTHETICA CREATIVE WRITING AWARD
The competition is organized by the Aesthetica Magazine. There are two categories: Poetry and Short Fiction. Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines. Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. There is no theme to the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. You are welcome to submit work on any subject. Both Poetry and Fiction entries should be written in English. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2V7kQOM

“Dear Earth…” Woman Made Gallery Calls for Art – Deadline April 26

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"Dear EArth" Call for Art by Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

Artwork by Kathy Blankley Roman

Dear Earth…
Exhibition Dates: June 28 – July 20, 2019
Final Entry Due Date: April 26, 2019
Juror: Catherine Game

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Exhibition Description: Woman Made Gallery, Openlands, and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods partner to illuminate women’s voices of action and hope for the planet. Together, we invite artists to submit artwork that highly reflects personal concerns and connections to the natural environment where they live.

Dear Earth was inspired by Sibylle Szaggars Redford whose performance, The Way of The Rain, was created as a “love letter to Mother Earth.” Szaggars Redford and her husband, Robert Redford, were Brushwood Center’s 2018 environmental leadership award recipients.

Works in all media are welcome. The application fee for juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image each if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected]

***All applicants should submit a brief artist statement. The first sentence of the statement should begin, “Dear Earth…[add your message of action, hope, or inspiration].

Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

About the Juror: Catherine Game is the Executive Director of Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods. Catherine ensures that the legacy of Brushwood Center thrives through strong partnerships and inspiring programs that connect art, nature, and wellness. Prior to joining Brushwood Center, Catherine served as Director of Communications and Engagement for Chicago Wilderness where she oversaw the organization’s communications, member engagement, and efforts to cultivate a diverse conservation constituency. Catherine has held previous positions in communications, program evaluation, and education with conservation groups in Michigan and Illinois.

She holds a Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Art from Albion College. Catherine is the recipient of the Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship and a Morris K. Udall Scholar. As an artist Catherine Game explores the role of art in cultivating human relationship with the natural environment. Integrating sustainable paint-making into her process, she uses plants, minerals, spices, and other gathered materials to create hand-made paints.

To learn out more about the partners for this exhibition:
https://openlands.org/
https://www.brushwoodcenter.org/

Banner Image: Opening Reception during ‘Quilt & Resist‘ group exhibition.

100% Human - Call for Art by Woman Made Gallery, Chicago: Artwork by Anoush Bargamian

Artwork by Anoush Bargamian

22nd International Open
Exhibition Dates: August 9 – 31, 2019
Entry Due Date: May 28, 2019
Juror: Dolores Mercado

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Exhibition Description: Invitation to all female identified artists worldwide to submit artwork for this open exhibition. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is encouraged.

Prizes Awarded:  Best of Show $500 / 2nd Place $250 / 3rd Place $100

The application fee for juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image each if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected]

We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work (up to 250 words.) Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Juror: Dolores Mercado

Dolores Mercado is the Associate Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) in Chicago, Illinois, and former Associate Director of Education and Senior Arts Educator. She studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printing La Esmeralda in Mexico City, The Academy of San Carlos from the UNAM in Mexico City, The School of Video of the University of Guadalajara, and at the School of Visual Arts of the University of Guadalajara.

Mercado was the Curator of Women Artists of Modern Mexico: Frida’s Contemporaries; La vida sobre papel: Judithe Hernández; Contemplations: Dan Ramirez, Works from the Permanent Collection; Deportable Aliens: New Work by Rodrigo Lara Zendejas; La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead; Carmen Parra: Suave Patria; Rito y Recuerdo: Day of the Dead; Quilt Me A Story: Nuestros relatos (Immigration Stories); Maquila Blues: Oscar Moya; Fragmentos: Pilar Acevedo; and Abyss: Rocío Caballero among many others. Mercado has also Co-curated Memoria Presente: An Artistic Journey; !No se olvida! Remembering the Tlatelolco Massacre and Rastros y Crónicas: Women of Juarez, and others.

Mercado has hosted Camino Tierra Adentro radio program at WRTE 90.5 FM (1999 to 2004, MFACM), and Alquimia radio program at WRTE 90.5 FM. (2004-2006) NMMA. She was coordinator and collaborator for the Women Artists of Modern Mexico: Frida’s Contemporaries catalog and Coordinator for Nahui Olin: A Woman Beyond Time catalog, NMMA. Mercado has been in charge of several Symposiums, Conferences and Events and has participated as a panelist in Art in Response to Violence, Northeastern University; Ni Una Más: Remembering the Missing Women of Juarez, DePaul University; and Translating Tragedy into Art, a conversation with Filmmaker Carlos Carrera. Dolores Mercado has exhibited in the US, Mexico, Spain, Canada and Nicaragua.

 

Join Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport 4th Fl, Chicago, IL 60608
Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street
312.738.0400 | Email | Website
Gallery Hours: Thur-Fri 12 – 6pm & Sat-Sun 12 – 4pm

Woman Made Gallery is an amazing place to show for women artists! To see information about past exhibitions, visit this page: https://womanmade.org/past-exhibitions/

ABOUT WOMAN MADE GALLERY
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to support, cultivate, and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate, and enrich our community. We rely on membership contributions and individual donations to create the programs that support our mission.

YOUR DONATIONS HELP MAKE WMG’S EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS POSSIBLE!
Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Arts Work Fund; The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation;  The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; The Illinois Arts Council Agency;  The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; and the generosity of its members and contributors. We thank our Art Angel, an anonymous donor who contributes generously and repeatedly through BMO Harris Bank.

Call For Art Woman Made Gallery- Deadline 4/19/19

Dear Earth…
Exhibition Dates: June 28 – July 20, 2019
Entry Due Date: April 19, 2019
Juror: Catherine Game

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK 
https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit

Exhibition Description: Woman Made Gallery, Openlands, and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods partner to illuminate women’s voices of action and hope for the planet. Together, we invite artists to submit artwork that highly reflects personal concerns and connections to the natural environment where they live.

Dear Earth was inspired by Sibylle Szaggars Redford whose performance, The Way of The Rain, was created as a “love letter to Mother Earth.” Szaggars Redford and her husband, Robert Redford, were Brushwood Center’s 2018 environmental leadership award recipients.

Works in all media are welcome. The application fee for juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image each if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected].

***All applicants should submit a brief artist statement. The first sentence of the statement should begin, “Dear Earth…[add your message of action, hope, or inspiration].

Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

About the Juror: Catherine Game is the Executive Director of Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods. Catherine ensures that the legacy of Brushwood Center thrives through strong partnerships and inspiring programs that connect art, nature, and wellness. Prior to joining Brushwood Center, Catherine served as Director of Communications and Engagement for Chicago Wilderness where she oversaw the organization’s communications, member engagement, and efforts to cultivate a diverse conservation constituency. She has held previous positions in communications, program evaluation, and education with conservation groups in Michigan and Illinois.

Catherine Game holds a Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Art from Albion College. Catherine is the recipient of the Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship and a Morris K. Udall Scholar. She is also an artist and uses homemade, natural paints to bring visibility to urban nature.

To learn out more about the partners for this exhibition:
https://openlands.org/
https://www.brushwoodcenter.org/

Image: Artwork by Kathy Blankley Roman

Join Woman Made Gallery
2150 S. Canalport 4th Fl, Chicago, IL 60608
Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street
312.738.0400 | Email | Website
Gallery Hours: Thur-Fri 12 – 6pm & Sat-Sun 12 – 4pm
ABOUT WOMAN MADE GALLERY
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to support, cultivate, and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate, and enrich our community. We rely on membership contributions and individual donations to create the programs that support our mission.

YOUR DONATIONS HELP MAKE WMG’S EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS POSSIBLE!
Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Arts Work Fund; The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation;  The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; The Illinois Arts Council Agency;  The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; and the generosity of its members and contributors. We thank our Art Angel, an anonymous donor who contributes generously and repeatedly through BMO Harris Bank.

Watercolor Artists, Third Friday News, Live Music at Art du Jour

Art du Jour April 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will be devoted to watercolor in April with Marianne Nielsen and Marilyn Zupan. Third Friday will be on April 19, 5-8 pm with musical entertainment by classical guitarist Rod Petrone. Go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for updates.

Guest Artist Marianne Nielsen

Marianne Nielsen's watercolor paintings

With a passion for watercolor, Marianne Nielsen say it is her favorite media because of its versatility regarding techniques and textures. While enjoying all styles and subjects, her inspiration comes from all things in nature, especially animals and flowers.

After 5 years learning from the late Marshal McDaniels, he literally changed the way she looks at everyday things like clouds, trees, water and life.   Soon after she became a watercolor instructor herself with 6 to 8 students, which has since grown to 4 weekly classes with more than 50 students.  Since 2007, many of her students have also gone on to become teachers themselves as well as having their work in local galleries.

Marianne is a former Art du Jour member and active participant with the Watercolor Society of Oregon.  She also gives workshops in Grants Pass, as well as recent workshop in Tucson, Arizona. She has shown and sold artwork at 7 Feathers Hotel and Casino Resort, and is currently a member of the Grants Pass Museum of Art. She has also been showing work at Gallery One in Grants Pass and will be their featured in July.

Marianne’s website is: www.nielsenwatercolors.com.

Featured Artist Marilyn Zupan

Featured Artist Marilyn Zupan

Church Lane by Marylin Zupan. Digital image provided by the artist 3/2019

Marilyn Zupan has always had a deep love for England’s gentle country landscapes and rustic stone homes and bridges. Her father was English and she spent three years in England falling in love with her ancestral land.  “Being able to recreate those memories in watercolor is pure joy.”, she writes.

Having taught calligraphy in the Rogue Valley for more than 20 years, Marilyn began taking watercolor classes in 2009 and has been painting ever since. In 2011 Marilyn was juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

As an added attraction to our featured wall, Marilyn will be teaming up with potter Susan Paul Williams for the entire month of April.

Pottery by Susan Paul-Williams. Photo provided by the artist 3/2019

Pottery by Susan Paul-Williams. Photo provided by the artist 3/2019

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

As one of downtown Medford’s premiere art galleries, we are pleased to introduce our newest member Winnifred Liang. We are still actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our cooperative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event.  Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website: www.artdujourgallery.com for full membership information.

May will be our 3rd annual “People’s Choice” photography contest with the theme being “My Favorite Photo”.  As in the past the popular photography contest will be on display and voted on during Art in Bloom on Mother’s Day weekend. In August the People’s Choice theme will be “Summer Fun” to include all mediums, and October the theme will be “Changing Seasons” also to include all mediums. In the event of a large turnout for the “all medium” contests, we may divide the judging into two separate categories between photography and painting.  See our website for entry rules and entry form, or stop by the gallery during our regular open hours. As in the past these exhibits are dependent on the number of participants and the gallery reserves to right to cancel the contest with full refund if turnout is minimal.

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM

President’s FY20 Budget Calls for Termination of Cultural Agencies Again

Americans for the Arts
                  - Arts Action Fund
              

March 18, 2019

Dear Arts Advocate,

For a third-straight year, the Trump administration has proposed to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB).  As misdirected as this proposal is, we are confident that Congress—as it has done in the past two fiscal years—will again reject this short-sighted budget request in a bipartisan, bicameral manner, and increase funding for the Endowments.

Will you contact your member of Congress today to urge them to reject the president’s proposal?

In the past two years, Congress not only dismissed these initial calls for termination, but in fact gave steady increases in funding to several cultural agencies.  Check out a brief history of budgetary proposals and final funding for these agencies for the past three years below:

Key Federally Funded Arts Agency President Trump’s
FY 2018 Budget Proposal
Final FY 2018 Funding President Trump’s
FY 2019 Budget Proposal
Final FY 2019 Funding  President Trump’s
FY 2020 Budget Proposal
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Termination $152.80 million Termination $155 million Termination
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Termination $152.80 million Termination $155 million Termination
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Termination $240 million Termination $242 million Termination
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Termination $445 million Termination $445 million Termination

Be sure to check out Americans for the Arts and Arts Action Fund President and CEO Robert L. Lynch’s full statement regarding the president’s budget proposal. We also hope that you’ll consider contributing to our 2019 campaign to save these cultural agencies from termination.


Thank you,

Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Executive Director

Take action
                          now!

Made in Southern Oregon Seeks Local Vendors

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR MADE IN SOUTHERN OREGON

Made in Southern Oregon

Made in Southern Oregon was created to highlight all the wonderful makers in Southern Oregon. From Art, Leather Goods, Woodworking, Welding, Food, Drinks, Jewelry and much more, there is something for everyone! Come join us for this one of a kind event on Pine Street in Downtown Central Point. This is a brand new event for Central Point!

Details

Date & Time: Saturday May 18th from 12-7pm
Location: Pine Street – between 1st and 4th Street

Vendors

Want to join our event? We are looking for fun, creative and Southern Oregon-located vendors to be apart of our new event. The cost is $50 for each space with power and water not included. For more details please contact Nikki Petersen at [email protected] or 541.664.3321 x234

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation ASCEND 2019

Are you endeavoring to become the best YOU as a young artist or musician? Mark your calendar now for June 17 – 21 and join us at

A West Coast Convergence of Young Artists & Musicians

Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation is partnering with The Story church in Ashland, OR to host ASCEND 2019, a four-day artist and musician conference in the heart of Ashland.  Young artists and musicians, ages 15-30, from up and down the West Coast will engage in great vision-building, inspiration, and technical instruction by an incredible team of professionally trained and experienced artists and musicians.  Participants will gather in morning and afternoon sessions in specific learning tracks, plus engage in morning and evening all group devotions and worship, inspiring featured speakers, and lunches and dinners.  This will be a week packed full of inspiring connection and unforgettable community!

(above: Rhaspody in Orange by Frank Ordaz, Jim Wright by Ryan Moon, Chalk Art by Cathy Gallatin)
– STUDY TRACKS –
ENERGIZE THE INTERSECTION OF YOUR GIFTS AND YOUR FAITHENJOY THE CAMARADERIE OF OTHERS PURSUING EXCELLENCE IN THEIR CRAFT

SET YOUR SIGHT ON A NEW AND VIBRANT TRAJECTORY TO BECOME THE NEXT GENERATION OF INFLUENTIAL ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS

     ART       |       MUSIC

art
| Frank Ordaz |

Oil Painting: Figurative| Ryan Moon |
Oil Painting: Portraiture

| Cathy Gallatin
& Mera Oliveria |

Mural & Chalk Art

| Jennifer Garrett |
Digital Drawing/Art

With our team of highly experienced, professional artist instructors, you’ll gain a vast range of in-depth, inspirational teaching as you’re guided through these hands-on workshops and discover  a broad scope of technical skills, a brief history of the impact of Biblical art throughout history, and the impact artists can continue to have  in His story of reconciling people to Himself!

music
| Steve Hopkins & Matt Combe & Jeremy Oliveria |

Worship & Songwriting| Zachary Sprunger |
Keyboard/Piano

| Michael Farley |
Intermediate & Advanced Guitar

| Jennifer Davis |
Vocals

| Jim Abdo |
Recording Studio

Our team of Spirit-filled professional musicians and songwriters are collaborating to bring a rich learning experience to each individual student, as they will venture through the foundations of music, theory, technical skills, and the importance of music in bringing the Kingdom of God!

| SCHEDULE, LODGING, DETAILS |

Activities from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Morning and evenings  devotions, worship, and featured speakers. Morning and afternoon specific track interests (i.e Oil Painting: Portraiture, Keyboard/Piano, etc). All lunches and dinners provided -breakfasts not included.  Ends Friday a.m. at 10:00 a.m.

COST

$260 — Early Registration before April 15
$250 — Register with a group before April 15 ($10 discount per person)
$280 — Registration after April 15
$270 — Register with a group after April 15 ($10 discount per person)

* Registration fee does not include lodging. See lodging recommendations below.

Masterpiece has reserved lodging at the Ashland Commons Hostel, just within walking distance to The Story. This accommodation is $40/night; reserve a place through the ASCEND 2019 registration form.
Alternatively, Masterpiece has also reserved a block of campsites at Emigrant Lake County Recreation Area, just a 15 minute drive from The Story. This accommodation option is $20/night per site for up to 8 guests–group sites are available. Mention group name ‘ASCEND 2019’ when reserving your place. Contact Emigrant Lake County Recreation Area to book a site (541) 774-8183.  Or reserve another fine Ashland lodging establishment of your choosing.

Please visit ascend2019.com for full information and details.
Contact us with any questions:
[email protected]
541.601.7496

SEE IT ALL & REGISTER! @ ASCEND 2019 WEBSITE
We hope to see you this summer at ASCEND 2019!

Sincerely,

JEANNE RANDALL
President & Founder
Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation

With XAVIER BRASSEUR
Head Pastor @The Story
And the entire Ascend 2019 Team

mcfineartsfoundation.org
[email protected]
541.601.7496