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Art Deadlines List - October 2018 Edition: Art In Your Atoms!

October 01, 2018 – ARTIST NETWORK | STROKES OF GENIUS

All winning art will be selected by our special guest juror, contemporary artist Steven Assael, and will also be featured in North Light Books’ hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary drawing. Four top winning pieces selected by the editors will also appear in Artists magazine. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2M3ht6U

September 30, 2018 – WORKS BY ARTISTS AND THEIR CURRENT OR FORMER INSTRUCTORS

The relationship between artists and their current or former professors can be a powerful one. Out of respect for the artist-teacher bond, and in honor of instructors working hard to help artists tap into a higher mind relative to art and life, we offer TAPPED every year, an annual exhibit that presents works of art by current or former professor/student pairs. Entry Fee. Details: 513-861-3638 OR http://www.manifestgallery.org/tapped OR [email protected]

October 31, 2018 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2019

SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2019, the 27th annual competition for exhibition and Artist of the Year Award. Open to all artists working in any media. This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held February 27 – March 23, 2019, at the Limner Gallery. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2wYpkPW OR [email protected]

October 01, 2018 – ONE GUN GONE: THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE NOT ENOUGH

One Gun Gone: Thoughts and Prayers are Not Enough is a juried international photography exhibition addressing the impact of gun violence and is the third show in an exhibition series designed to provide opportunities to support positive change in the community. This exhibition is produced by Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in partnership with “One Gun Gone” onegungone.com. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Bm5fGp

October 01, 2018 – SCULPTURE GRANTS

National Sculpture Society has calls for three grants for figurative/realist sculptors – $5,000 each. No Entry Fee. Details: 212-764-5645 OR http://nationalsculpture.org/programs-awards

October 01, 2018 – XPOSURE 2018 INTERNATIONAL & FILM COMPETITIONS

What is Xposure? Sharjah Government Media Bureau launched the concept of Xposure in 2016 as an Intl. Photography Festival that would become an annual feature in the calendar of professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students and educators from around the world. Xposure is the official educational & imagery photography platform that combines a broad range of photography events. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2KdMR2q

October 04, 2018 – NATIONAL ART ENCOUNTER 2018 19

Biennial exhibition open to 2D & 3D art in any genre or media. 9 awards worth $3,500. 3 jurors: Jill Deupi, Beaux Arts Director & Chief Curator, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami; Kirk Ke Wang, Professor of Art, Eckerd College, Saint Petersburg; Brad Cushman, U of Arkansas at LR, Gallery Director. Exhibit on view Naples, FL from 12-1-18 to 1-12-19. Enter 1 or 2 artworks created after 1-1-14. Entry Fee. Details: 239-262-6517 OR http://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5577 OR [email protected]

October 05, 2018 – 22ND JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL

The competition is organized by the Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee. There are 4 divisions: • Art Division • Entertainment Division • Animation Division • Manga Division No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wC4AIV

October 08, 2018 – CALL FOR INT. ART COMPETITION, “ALL FIGURATIVE/PORTRAIT”

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 6th International “ALL Figurative/Portrait” Competition. Competition opens September 10, 2018 and closes October 7, 2018. CAGO 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 October 23rd, 2018 Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2018-portraitOR [email protected]

October 08, 2018 – SMALL WORKS 2018

This national juried exhibition of small artwork (12 inches or smaller in any direction) is open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. A total of $2,000 in cash awards, “Best in Show” receives $1,000! Entry Fee. Details: 315-462-0210 OR http://mainstreetartsgallery.com/submissions OR [email protected]

October 15, 2018 – CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Valdosta State University (VSU) Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery (Valdosta, Georgia) is reviewing solo and small group exhibition proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year. application fee: $15, Artists 18+, All media, Artwork is insured while in the gallery. No sales commission. Application Fee. Details: 229-333-5835 OR http://bit.ly/2Q9oGFo OR [email protected]

October 15, 2018 – PRETTY PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS SCHOLARSHIP

Pretty Photoshop Actions recognizes the importance of higher education and the role it plays in our personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why we are so excited to continue our Pretty Photoshop Actions $500 bi-annual scholarship. This ongoing scholarship provides college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education and achieve their goals! No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2LZ7XkU

October 15, 2018 – EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES ART EXHIBIT CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

The juried exhibit consists of 45 billboard-size images, each work of art is created by local, national & international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme “enriching lives through diversity & inclusion. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice.” The exhibit will be displayed from 1-19-19 through 3-14-19, in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park. No Entry Fee. Details: 941-404-5710 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art OR [email protected]

October 15, 2018 – STUDIO WORKSPACE RESIDENCY AT WOMEN’S STUDIO WORKSHOP

This residency is open to artists who want 4-6 weeks of concentrated work time in any of our studios: etching, papermaking, letterpress, silkscreen, book arts, photography, or ceramics. For $200/week, artists receive on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access. Details: 845-658-9133 OR http://bit.ly/1J1Vfxd OR [email protected]

October 15, 2018 – TENNESSEE WILLIAMS SHORT FICTION CONTEST

Grand prize $500, VIP festival pass, public reading at a literary panel at the festival, publication in New Orleans Review. Finalists will have their names published on the website. Entry Fee.Details: http://bitly.com/2fFfdby

October 22, 2018 – INDIAN WELLS INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

The 17th annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, March 29, 30 and 31, 2019. Primary Jury deadline to apply: 10/22/18 Application Fees: $35 application fee through 10/22/18 Second Jury deadline to apply (increases to $50 late fee): January 7, 2019– limited to just 50 spaces left for artists. Application Fee. Details: 760-346-0042 OR http://www.indianwellsartsfestival.com OR [email protected]

October 31, 2018 – LOEWE CRAFT PRIZE 2019 The LOEWE

Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. All entries should fall within an area of applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2OPoXN0

October 31, 2018 – ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT

The Iceland Writers Retreat is an event comprised of a series of small-group writing workshops and cultural tours designed to introduce participants to Iceland’s rich literary heritage. The winning candidate(s) must demonstrate that s/he does not have the financial means to attend the conference without this award. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2PM6kcL

October 31, 2018 – CARPETVISTA DESIGN COMPETITION 2018

The competition provides you the opportunity to design carpets. The winning designs will be produced in a limited edition and sold exclusively on CarpetVista. Do you have an inner designer waiting to be discovered? As a designer you can win not only fame and fortune, but also your carpet being produced and sold on carpetvista.com. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2OQ4hEz
October 31, 2018 – CALL FOR ARTISTS
Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each year, showing contemporary art in all media. Six shows per years. At may be for sale (20% gallery commission). Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups, and solo. MPC Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. $25. Call (831) 646-3060. Application Fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR http://www.mpc.edu/academics/academic-divisions/creative-arts/art-gallery OR [email protected]

November 01, 2018 – AMERICAS 2019: PAPERWORKS JURIED COMPETITION

CALL FOR ENTRIES – Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs. Cash and purchase awards, solo exhibit for best of show. Juror: Marco Hernandez, Wichita, KS. Prospectus on website or write: Americas 2019: Paperworks, Northwest Arts Center, 500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707. Entry Fee. Details: 701-858-3264 OR http://bitly.com/2NIkUVr OR [email protected]

November 01, 2018 – JOHN STEINBECK AWARD FOR FICTION

Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work. Editors read all fiction submissions of up to 5,000 words. One winner will receive $1,000 and publication. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2v2NZiK

November 02, 2018 – 26TH SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL INTL POSTER COMPETITION

This Poster Design Competition is organized by the Media Arts Center San Diego, producer of the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Submit an iconic design that captures the essence of our annual celebration of Latino film, music, and art for a chance to be the face of the festival. Computer graphics, as well as paintings, may be used to compose the design. Poster design must be submitted online. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2LceEzH

November 04, 2018 – NATIONAL OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTERS SOCIETY ONLINE EXHIBITION

The NOAPS 28th Annual Fall International Online Exhibition is open to all artists anywhere in the world 18 years and older. NOAPS membership is not required for this show. All paintings must be original works in oil or acrylic paint and must not have been juried into any previous NOAPS show, including the two Best of America Shows. $2100 in Cash Awards and 20 non-monetary Awards of Recognition. Entry Fee. Details: 226-246-7607 OR http://www.noaps.org/ OR [email protected]

November 05, 2018 – VALDOSTA NATIONAL 2019

The Valdosta National 2019 presents the best in contemporary art nationally in an all-media competition. Hosted by the Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery in Valdosta, Georgia, 2019 will be our 31st year. Awards: $1,500.00. Exhibition: January 22-February 8, 2019 Entry fee: $35 for 3 artworks.Juror & Judge Michael McFalls, Professor of Art at Columbus State University. Entry Fee. Details: 229-333-5835 OR http://bit.ly/2NRAHOs OR [email protected]

November 05, 2018 – INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK 2019 POSTER CONTEST

The 2019 ICAW theme, “Cool the Climate – Compost!” recognizes the connection between soil health and the climate. Soil plays an important role in our environment. Healthy soil is at the heart of planetary, agricultural and human health. This year’s theme highlights that soil management practices with compost is key to soil health and migrating climate change. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Lerihy

November 16, 2018 – 2ND INTL. PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST “ECONOMY AND CRAFTS”

The competition is organized by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey. ‘Economy and Crafts’ is the theme of this year’s competition. Each entrant may submit a maximum of 4 images. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2JPIqtv

November 29, 2018 – ANDREU WORLD CONTEST 2018

The contest is organized by Andreu World company. In order to participate in the contest, each participant must design an item of furniture (seat or table). Please read the product briefing. The following material You must submit: – a model (scale 1:5); – a technical report; – CD or USB with drawings, plans, sketches. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2oo8MKu

November 30, 2018 – 16TH ANNUAL SMITHSONIAN.COM PHOTO CONTEST

What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Our 16th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best. There are 6 categories. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vJcrJO

December 31, 2018 – OPEN CALL FOR PRINT ARTISTS THE HIT EXHIBITION 2019

Norway’s first International Festival of Relief Printing. The HIT-festival will be launched in May 2019. It aims at celebrating tradition and innovation within relief print, woodcut and linocut etc.The HIT-Exhibition will be a juried Exhibition and a Competition. Three works will be announced as prize winners with sums of respectively NOK 100 000,-, 50 000,- and 30 000,-. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.haugesund-billedgalleri.no/hitfestivalen-2019 OR [email protected]

December 31, 2018 – EZRA JACK KEATS BOOK AWARD

The intent of the Award is to identify and encourage early talent. To be eligible, the author will have no more than three children’s picture books (including nonfiction, chapter, YA) published under any name prior to the one being considered. The award includes a prize of $1,000 for each winner in each category. Entries from publishers, based on the Award criteria, are welcomed throughout the year. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2x8YWCQ

 

Natural Painting Workshop in Italy!

NATURAL PAINTING & FRESCO WORKSHOP IN ITALY!

Natural Earth Paint founder and artist, Leah Fanning, will be teaching a Natural Painting & Fresco Workshop in a magical little village in Northern Italy in September!

Based in the foothills of the Dolomites, 30 minuntes from Venice, the workshop will be led by Leah and Alma Ortolan, Italian fresco artist in the ancient / natural techniques.

Lodging & studio will be in the historic and elegantly restored Palazzo Galleti and amazing home-cooked Italian meals will abound!

Find all the workshop details here….
http://www.artinnitaly.com/make-your-natural-paint.html

Spread the word, only 9 OPENINGS for this workshop!

Sunday, September 16th-23rd
10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

LOCATION:
Palazzo Galletti B&B Boutique Hotel
Via Roma, 70 -31029 Vittorio Veneto, TV – Italy

For more info, you can contact Leah Fanning at:
www.fanningart.com
[email protected]
541-890-6533

Hope to see you there!

“Khuyana” Artist in Residency program in Peruvian Amazon

“Khuyana” AiR program in Peruvian Amazon for 2018.

Khuyana AiR

The residency program “Khuyana” welcomes visual artists, architects, photographers, and other disciplines—national and international—for the period of one month to three months. We encourage residents to develop research and production projects related to the Peruvian Amazon, the community of Cuyana – Iquitos and Amazon ancient cultures (Quichua and Kukama Kukamiria).

The community of Cuyana has its origin in the migration of the Andean Quechua ethnic group to the Peruvian jungle, now known as “Quichua.” The main activities of Cuyana inhabitants are the land and raising livestock. In nearby Kukama Kukamiria, we find a community whose main activity is crafts. There is a tradition in the production of ceramics and balsa wood carving decorated with traditional motifs, vegetable fiber fabrics and other products that represent the cultural wealth held by the Community. Most of the population is still preserving their Amazonian ancient culture but they are losing their original language. The residency program works in close collaboration with the self-management space Correlación Contemporánea, the volunteer program Sami Khuyay – Free School, and the community of San Pablo de Cuyana to offer artistic workshops for children and young people, as well as the care of the infrastructure and space needs.

The studio is called “Wasicha,” a floating indigenous maloka built with traditional techniques and materials of the Amazon ancestral architecture. The Wasicha was originally the center of Sami Khuyay – Free School, whose mission is to strengthen indigenous culture and identity of children and young people of the community. During this time they will host Khuyana artists-in-residence. The Wasicha has a large multipurpose studio, three bedrooms available for artists, two bathroom, kitchenette, a large open space for installations, performances, etc., and camping area (only available from July to December).

Duration: One month up to three months (Residency period: March, April, May 2018)

Number of residents: 6

Residency fee: $700 USD / month

Application Deadline: January 8, 2018

Fee covers:
– Transportation airport – residence – airport (pickup schedule will be provide).
– Welcome session with a traditional Amazon dinner.
– Residency period accommodation in floating amazon maloka with shared rooms.
– Weekly meetings and talks organized by coordinators to exchange information and ideas about a proposed topic.
– The organization is committed to holding two art exhibitions that will show the artist-in-residence products in two cities, the first one in Iquitos at the end of residency period, then pieces will be moving to the second exhibition in Lima.
– The AiR program will provide the space and promotion for resident’s open studios or workshops.
– The AiR program will provide the cultural promotion for resident’s exhibition in social medias, national Tv and/or radio.
– Invitation letters and certificates of participation to the participants will be extended.

+info: [email protected]

More Info: http://www.facebook.com/correlacion.contemporanea

Art Deadlines List 

December 01, 2017 – SPLASH 20 CREATIVE COMPOSITIONS
Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by the North Light team. We have dedicated the 20th edition of Splash Creative Compositions! Composition is the arrangement of the visual elements in your painting. This is quite distinct from the subject of your painting. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2bGHlWY
November 30, 2017 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2018
The 26th annual competition for exhibition at the Limner Gallery. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held in March 1 – 24, 2018 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2wYpkPW OR [email protected]

November 11, 2017 – EXPO 38
b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY will host a competition juried by Cara Manas, Assistant Curator, Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, NY. Selected artists participate in a show at the gallery March 2017. We attempt to show several of each winner’s works. Application Fee. Details: 631 549-5106 OR http://www.bjspokegallery.org/juried-competitions/expo-37 OR [email protected]
November 12, 2017 – OPEN CALL FOR VISUAL ART: FLAT RATE BOX
Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ is planning an open call exhibition opening Dec. 15, 2017. Artists working in all mediums are asked to submit work that fits into a USPS Flat Rate Box, regardless of size upon opening. Artists are encouraged to explore the possibilities of art works that transcend shipping size restrictions. No entry fees, but artists must pay for all shipping. Register by Nov. 12, 2017. No Entry Fee. Details: http://modifiedarts.org/flat-rate-box
November 12, 2017 – NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY
Patterns and Shadows – see the full call at our website listed below- click on Patterns and Shadows. Entry Fee. Details: 917-359-2642 OR http://www.nyc4pa.com OR [email protected]
November 13, 2017 – THE STATE OF AMERICA, JIM RICHARDSON, JUROR
What images reflect your feelings about America today? Are you worried about our political state? Our changing climate? The reality of the American dream for your family and others? Regardless of your opinions or nationality, we welcome images that evoke the broad range of emotions and events of this astounding period in United States history. Entry Fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://photoplacegallery.com/the-state-of-america OR [email protected]
November 13, 2017 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR “OWE”
For the Spring 2018 issue of Oregon Humanities, we want to hear your stories, ideas, thoughts, and arguments on the word “owe.” Explore a contemporary or historical story about indebtedness. Share an experience about a debt that you owe or that is owed to you. Tell us about the complex nature of loyalties, responsibilities, and obligations-individual, communal, or otherwise. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2xE5Bkf
November 18, 2017 – $1,000 PRIZES : MONTHLY MASTERS : INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Juror: Ray Wetzel, Director and Curator, Gadsden Museum of Art. Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis as submissions are received. No Entry Fee. Details:424-781-7947 OR http://monthlymasters.org OR [email protected]
November 30, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL
A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof
November 30, 2017 – URBAN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018
This year’s theme is ‘Cities of Connections: People, Places, and Perspectives’. The Contest invites the entrant to submit original photos to be the essence of “The Connected City,” at any time of day, be it poignant, inspiring, quirky or amusing. Each entrant may submit one photo that represents one hour of the day, up to a total of 24 photos (each for a different hour of the day). No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2dzluPk
November 30, 2017 – AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017
The contest is organised by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. It is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme. The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted. The first entry to each round is free. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qpPtDH
November 30, 2017 – THE SHARED DREAM CHAPBOOK CONTEST
In times of anti-immigrant sentiment and racial intolerance, Backbone Press is pleased to announce The Shared Dream Chapbook Contest for immigrant poets. The winning manuscript with be published by Backbone Press, and the author will receive a prize of $250. Submit chapbook-length manuscripts, 18-30 pages. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wTazNd
December 08, 2017 – ARTISTS IN ACTION
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center seeks artists working in any media to submit proposals to set up a working studio space in the Main Gallery for 1-2 week periods. These studios will be set up much like a “booth,” utilizing the artist’s own supplies and equipment. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://bitly.com/2xDQUhd OR [email protected]
December 10, 2017 – 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
International Photographer of the Year creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. IPOTY celebrates creativity, ambition and supports artists to develop and present their work through competition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2szsFQq
December 11, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES BIG FUN ART!
BIG FUN ART! seeks to capture a jovial and exuberant spirit. There may be a profound subtext, but on the surface the jury is looking for works that possess a boldness in color, an exaggeration in scale, abundance in repetition, dynamic in pattern, or playful in subject. All media welcome; small to large-scale works sought; indoor and outdoor works to be included; cash awards. Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://annmariegarden.wufoo.com/forms/artist-application-big-fun-art OR [email protected]
December 16, 2017 – $5,000 IN CASH PRIZES : DAVE BOWN PROJECTS
Jurors: Alison Ferris, Senior Curator, Des Moines Art Center; Rachel Gustafson, Assistant Curator, Norton Museum of Art. Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis as submissions are received. Entry Fee. Details: 917-365-5265 OR http://davebownprojects.com OR [email protected]
January 09, 2018 – CALL TO ARTISTS – CASH AWARDS – JURIED EXHIBIT
Embracing Our Differences seeks submissions for its 15th annual outdoor juried exhibit celebrating diversity to be displayed April – May 2018 in Sarasota, FL USA. 15 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. Since 2004, the exhibit has been viewed by more than 2,400,000 visitors. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel. $3,000 in awards. No Entry Fee. Details: 941-928-0567 OR http://embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art OR [email protected]
January 12, 2018 – ART IN PUBLIC PLACES KNOXVILLE
Art in Public Places (AIPP), now in its 11th year, is a featured presentation of Dogwood Arts. In partnership with the City of Knoxville, Art in Public Places is a juried exhibition of large-scale sculptures created by exceptional local, regional and national artists. The 2018-2019 Exhibition will feature up to twenty (20) sculptures. The selected works will be exhibited from March 2018-2019. Entry Fee. Details:http://dogwoodarts.submittable.com/submit/48778/art-in-public-places-2018-artist-application OR [email protected]

Calls to Artists for October 2017 and Beyond

Calls to Artists for October 2017 and Beyond

This collection of artist opportunities includes international shows, juried exhibitions, calls for proposals, a call for elementary students’ art, an art festival in Indian Wells, and a writer’s retreat in Iceland. Themes include botanicals, animals, endangered species, photography, taste & smell,  teachers against prejudice, art inspired by the novel Frankenstein, portraits (this one is for members of the Portrait Society only). They have been briefly reviewed to ensure eligibility of Oregon artists. Deadlines start at October 8, 2017 and extend through March 16, 2018

October 08, 2017 – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ARTIST ALL ABSTRACT COMPETITION

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International 2017 “ALL Abstractions” Art Competition. Competition opens September 10, 2017 and closes October 7, 2017. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all medium artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held. Awards will be given. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2017-abstractions OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – THE ESSENCE OF MONOCHROME

The international jury is looking for snapshots in black and white, without any topical restrictions, that capture the essence of monochromatic moments. Black and white photographs require the viewer to use the power of creative imagination and interpret compositions individually. Relying upon pure emotions and constructions, the organizing committee believes in the essence of monochrome. Application Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vDOyxX OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

artspace is taking proposals for exhibitions in the 2nd half of 2018 & 1st first month of 2019. Submit proposals Sept. 1 thru Oct. 8, 2017. Submissions thru online form only accepted until 11:59 pm, 10/8/2017. $25 proposal fee required. Proposals may be made for individual, group or joint shows. Selected Exhibitors will be notified by December 15, 2017. Entry Fee. Details: 804-232-6464 OR http://artspacegallery.org/proposal_submission.shtml OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – 2017 BOTANIK

THEME: Plants, Flowers, Herbs, Trees Las Laguna Gallery presents BotaniK. For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that explore plants. Works that show flowers, plants, trees, leaves, cactus, succulents, etc. to be considered All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. Entry Fee. Details: 949-667-1803 OR http://www.laslagunagallery.com/botanik OR [email protected]

October 08, 2017 – ENDANGERED FINE ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2017

Online, juried contest. $7,000 prize money. Miami exhibition Art Week, Dec 6-9. Entry donations go to Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans & chimpanzees. Interpret ENDANGERED through: • Celebration of the beauty of endangered/threatened species/habitats OR • Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats. Young Artists category, birthdays on/after Oct 1 ’98. Entry Fee. Details: http://art4apes.com/ OR [email protected]

October 10, 2017 – TASTE & SMELL

Taste and Smell are two sensory impressions, which are represented in art in a low level. What is good or bad taste? How do we realize smell? What about taste in cooking, art, choosing opportunities, … and the smell of danger, joy, flowers, the sea, …? VOS #7 is now calling for digital artworks who give these two tastemakers an appearance. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uMvulp

October 15, 2017 – TEACHERS AGAINST PREJUDICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART CONTEST

Open to students in grades 1-4 in any country. Submit artwork on the theme of “Cooperation and Understanding” in jpeg format by e-mail or on disk. First and second prizes ($100-$150) awarded in two categories. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2v9XhMV

October 15, 2017 – ANIMALS CALL FOR ENTRY ONLINE ART SHOW

THEME- According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of animal is: “any living thing that is not a plant.” PAY IT FORWARD- We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to the Humane Society. ELIGIBILITY- All artists 18 and over may enter. ENTRY FEE- $20 for 1 or 2 pieces AWARDS- Cash prizes will be given. Please see prospectus for more information. Entry Fee. Details: http://bit.ly/2w7nV5A OR [email protected]

October 16, 2017 – A CELEBRATION OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS, KAT KIERNAN, JUROR

In this exhibition we celebrate the creative process in making photographs. We seek photographs that reflect the photographer’s careful and conscious choices in making the image. Any subject, any genre, and any capture or process are welcome. The exhibition will be curated by Kat Kiernan, the publisher of the print magazine Don’t Take Pictures. Entry Fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://photoplacegallery.com/celebration-creative-process OR [email protected]

October 16, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Exhibition is Nov 19 – Dec 31, 2017; The Monmouth Museum’s intent is to offer artists’ views of a positive future for their lives, our lives and our shared world. For this juried exhibition all visual arts media applications will be considered. All artists age 18+ Must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last 5 years. Entry Fee. Details: 732-224-1989 OR http://monmouthmuseum.submittable.com/submit OR [email protected]

October 17, 2017 – LENS CULTURE | EMERGING TALENT AWARDS 2017

We’re excited to open this year’s Emerging Talent Awards, our search for the world’s best emerging photographers! We’re seeking entries from the global photography community who have yet to receive exposure on the world stage, our aim is to discover fresh and inspiring visions from the next great image makers. Our international jury will select and showcase the work of 50 outstanding talents. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wSHXDK

October 18, 2017 – ILLUMINATE PHOTOGRAPHY CALL FOR ENTRY

Theme | illuminate Join The Center for Fine Art Photography for this exciting event by submitting your photographs to our ILLUMINATE call for entry and exhibition. All subject matter, genres, capture types, post production processes and sizes are eligible for selection for the Illuminate exhibition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wBKUoO OR [email protected]

October 20, 2017 – 16TH ANNUAL INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL

200 artists selected by jury, primary deadline Oct. 20, 2017. 60 places held for the second deadline Jan. 8, 2018. Open to all media artists, 15 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed-media, printmaking, photography, and other 2-dimensional, sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art, and found art Application Fee. Details: 760-346-0042 OR [email protected] OR http://www.indianwellsartsfestival.com

October 31, 2017 – ARTISTS’ CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each academic year. Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups and solo. MPC Art Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2018 – 2019 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. $25. entry fee. Deadline October 31, 2017 Email for prospectus. Information (831) 646-3060. Entry Fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR http://bitly.com/2sL9HXd OR [email protected]

October 31, 2017 – ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT

The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award offers talented writers in need of financial support an opportunity to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat in Reykjavík, Iceland in April, 2018. Anyone who is aged 18 or over on April 11, 2018 is eligible to apply. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wBFRot

November 02, 2017 – PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA’S 2017 MEMBERS ONLY COMPETITION

The Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition is held annually and open to all Portrait Society members. This fall we are offering five unique categories in which to enter: Commissioned Portrait, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Out of the Box, Self-Portrait, and Still Life. Award winners will be chosen for each category and will receive recognition in print and online publications. Entry Fee. Details: 877-772-4321 OR http://www.portraitsociety.org/members-only-competition OR [email protected]society.org

November 30, 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES | WORK INSPIRED BY FRANKENSTEIN NOVEL

A juried selection of images inspired by the classic novel will be published in a newly designed layout for its 200th anniversary. Open to artists working in any media. Selected works compensated. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uJRIof

December 10, 2017 – 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

International Photographer of the Year creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. IPOTY celebrates creativity, ambition and supports artists to develop and present their work through competition. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2szsFQq

March 16, 2018 – HAGGIN MUSEUM 60TH JURIED EXHIBITION

Open juried National competition and exhibition. Over $5000 in cash prizes. Categories are: Acrylic, Oil, Water Media, Mixed Media & Graphics, Sculpture, Pastel $25 first entry, $20 each additional up to five (5) Entry Fee. Details: http://www.stocktonartleague.org OR [email protected]

Anna Elkins – Goodness: Past, Present and Future

Anna Elkins

Goodness: Past, Present & Future

Autumn is about to officially begin. I look forward to it—not just because it’s my favorite season, but because this has been a summer full of opportunities to remind myself that joy transcends circumstance. My season started with getting a gum graft along all of my lower teeth in June, and it ended with most of my home state of Oregon covered in hazardous smoke from raging forest fires that are finally being doused with rain. But my joy was not in my gums or the air quality, thank goodness! I was grateful when I could chew again, and I looked for a way to support Oregon’s valiant firefighters.

Gratitude and action are my solutions to such seasons. So I thought I’d share a bit of both—celebrating a few points of goodness: past, present, and future.

Past: La Via Poetica 

Two years ago, I traveled to Chile to visit the three former homes of poet Pablo Neruda. I wrote about how a poem was born on that pilgrimage. In August, I was delighted to have the essay published in Hidden Compass. Thanks again to the wonderful editors!

A few lines from activist-poet Neruda himself:

We need to sit on the rim
of the well of darkness
and fish for fallen light
with patience
.

The Honeylicker Angel by Anna Elkins

The Honeylicker Angel: Second Edition

Today, I’m happy to announce the second edition of my novel, The Honeylicker Angel—spiffy new cover and all. As Kirkus Reviews wrote, it is “the nuanced story of a woman who finally sets out to face her fears and maybe—just maybe—reach for her dreams, too.” And since so many people’s dreams were affected by the wildfires this year, I’m donating profits from the book’s sales this first month of its second edition to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

Future

And in addition to gratitude and action, there is anticipation. Want something to look forward to? Deep Travel Workshops is thrilled to announce writing retreats to Mexico, Spain, and Morocco in the winter/spring lineup for 2018:

The Art of Tranquilo
January 2-7: Tim Cahill in Yelapa, Mexico
January 11-17: Dot Fisher-Smith in Yelapa, Mexico
Enjoy this car-free paradiso on the Bay of Banderas where you stay in open-air casitas…

In Search of Duende
March 11-17: Erin Byrne in Granada Spain
Practice flamenco, savor paella, and dive into Lorca’s theory of duende while staying in swanky caves…

The Art of Adventure
March 22-29: Larry Habegger in Fez & Moulay Idriss, Morocco
Explore both the lively byways of ancient medinas and the centered peace of a zellij fountain in the courtyard of your riad

Want more info on any of the trips? Visit DeepTravelWorkshops.com
Want to register? Email [email protected].

Good things are in store!

I’ll close with another line from Neruda: “Every day you play with the light of the universe.”

Here’s to playing with light,

Anna

UPCOMING

Here are some events & workshops on the horizon (more info for each on the events page of my website):

Vignettes in the Vineyard: A writing workshop, 13 October 2017, 2-4 pm at Red Lily Vineyards (Jacksonville, OR) Limited spots…email me to register:[email protected]

The Pilgrimage of Poetry at the Writer’s Forum, 21 October 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm (Redding, CA) More info here.

Eyes of the Heart: Prophetic Art Workshop at CCFC (Crescent City, CA). Register here.

Winter Blessings: Paintings by Anna Elkins at Weisinger’s Family Winery (Ashland, OR) Reception on First Friday, 3 November 2017, 5-7 pm. Enter a drawing to win a free painting! Paintings will be up through December 28.

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Early Bird Bonus for 2017 Alpine Art Retreat EXTENDED to July 15!!

Early Bird Bonus for 2017 Alpine Art Retreat EXTENDED to July 15!!

We have extended our Early Bird bonus (2 additonal free nights) if you register before July 15th. We have only 2 remaining spaces, so we just need two more amazing women! Call Elaine Frenett at: 541-944-2196 to register

2017 Alpine Art Retreat Objectives and Summary

dscn5363A guided exploration for wonder-filled women.

Following last year’s “full to over-flowing” attendance, we have reshaped our intentions. Jean and I would like to direct our energies to more quiet moments allowing more personal discovery. With that purpose in mind, we have limited retreat participation to just eight (including two instructors), and is all inclusive of lodging, meals and workshops. With this experience, unique in its quiet reflection and playful interaction…you will discover how to combine eyes and mind with heart!

To explore how images and words and spirit stir together within us as creatives and take time to understand and direct those urges.

In this cradle of deep connecting, inquisitive women, nature’s still wonder, and expanded self-awareness, you will explore journaling and how it relates to the art of watercolor.

For a select number of curious women who feel invigorated in the rustic beauty of a mountain setting!

Each year our format is reinvented to inspire both leaders and participants. This intimate venue encourages individual introspection and shared connection while nature’s quiet insists upon acknowledgement and wonder.

  • Held at the Lake Alpine Resort in Bear Valley, California. Map of location: 300wlakesshore2http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Lake%20Alpine&state=CA
  • Begins Tuesday evening (August 22, 2017)
  • Ends Sunday afternoon (August 27, 2017)
  • Everyday (six days) includes programs in painting, journaling and writing – all
    processes of discovery.
  • There are two instructors for the full program time (Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren)
  • Location is at the wonderful Lake Alpine Resort.
  • The cabins include full kitchen & bathroom facilities, plus a sunny deck with a sparkling lake view.
  • Our playful gathering is held in two rustic, spacious and fully stocked cabins, lovingly named the “Ponderosa” and “Sequoia.”
  • In keeping with our back-to-camp playfulness (yes, there could be s’mores!), the300wbobbiedemo
    sleeping arrangements are bunkhouse style (e.g., shared rooms where each person has their own bed). We love how this fits in with the spirit of the retreat. Yet at the same time there are two private rooms available too. All share bathroom.
  • Meals are included. We may dine at our cabin or at the Resort dining area or deck. We’ll begin with light breakfast fare accompanied by tea, coffee and juice, and later we partake of a relaxed and refreshing lunch. Evening meals will find us embracing our chef’s creativity – perhaps on our private deck.
  • Participants with special menu needs are welcome to bring along their preferences. We make every effort to accommodate special diets, within resources. With two fully equipped kitchens you can attend to your personal pleasure too.Luscious, Refreshing Lunch
  • Amidst the formal instruction and programs you have ample time for hiking and private reflection.
  • One day we will hike or travel to a new sketching destination. Immersing ourselves in the wonder of the outdoors and fresh territory.
  • This all inclusive retreat is $1,750.00 for shared rooms, which includes lodging, food, activities, and instruction.
  • If you want to upgrade to a private room (shared bath), add $600.00. You can keep
    private as you like.
  • 300wsequoiaprvtroomIn addition to your personal items, bring your favorite paint brushes, paint and
    stretched or mounted water media paper, canvas and/or your journal/sketchbook. If you have questions about materials, please call or write.

The days are summer warmed, while cooling evenings are cozy and thoughts turn to introspection.

Add 2 Free Nights!

300wbobbiechipmunkSign up by June 15, 2017 (as space remains, remember there are only 6 slots) and will be treated to 2 nights added for free.

The Alpine Art Women’s Retreat with lodging, meals and workshops is a wonderful value at $300.00 per day.

Yet, sign up now and with the added bonus of two free nights your retreat is only $219.00 per day.jeansmosquiteprwpainting300

Staying two more days makes a perfect stay. These two free days are a great way to practice what you’ve learned, to get out and explore, and to savor the friendships made. Here is how one of our creatives explored our free day at Mosquito Lake, near Ebbets Pass.

Just imagine, a full five days of workshops and then the treat of two more joyful days of exploration.

If you like the idea of lingering until Tuesday (instead of leaving around noon Sunday), then sign up today to reserve your space by calling Elaine at: 541-944-2196.

Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat

Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat

Women's "Art Discoveries" Retreat with Elaine Frenett announcement
TITLE: Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat
DATE: September 13-18, 2015
TIME: Six day, ALL-inclusive (meals, lodging and instruction) retreat
PRICE: Two prices available, depending upon chosen lodging (see website)
LOCATION: Lake Alpine Resort, California Sierras (between Ebbets Pass and Bear Valley)

Dreaming of an artist’s escape? Envision the air autumn-crisp, with golden leaves reflected in the sparkling lake, pine scent weaving through the trees and thoughts turning to introspection. Such is the setting for the sixth annual Women’s “Art Discoveries” Retreat, September 13-18 at Lake Alpine Resort near Bear Valley California. These experienced professionals, Jean Warren and Elaine Frenett, have reshaped this year’s format to weave paints, mixed media and words together to expand our creativity using collaboration, abstraction and exploration. This all-inclusive (meals, lodging and workshop) retreat is for the spirited woman who loves painting, journaling and the energy of other women (2 scholarships available). For more information: https://visualartjournaling.wordpress.com/objectives-and-summary-2015-retreat/ feel free to contact Elaine Frenett your retreat leader at 541-944-2196.

Women’s “Cross Train Your Creativity” Retreat

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Women’s “Cross Train Your Creativity” Retreat

Elaine Frenett promo image - art journal entry for Joseph, Oregon ALL inclusive retreat in NE Oregon, near Joseph, June 7 – 12. The tandem teacher has had an emergency, allowing this first-year Women’s “Cross Train Your Creativity” retreat to be ALL about watercolor!!
Looking for a unique retreat experience? Come, be guided by the gentle, playful direction of diverse watercolorist Elaine Frenett. We will dance between fine art design, visual journaling invention and plein air quickness (and some silliness in there too). Savor the beauty of sweeping open country, mystical quiet of ghost towns, historic depth of Nez Perce people and majesty of the Eagle Cap mountain range. You can sleep in a tepee or the Rim Rock Inn’s modern apartment. Personal attention and plenty of individual creative time.

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Details: www.VisualArtJournaling.Wordpress.com, “Wallowa Retreat”

Questions: Elaine, 541/944-2196.

Dreaming of the Upcoming “Women’s Art Discoveries” Retreat

Jean and I have dug deeper into our life and creative experiences to re-fashion this year’s retreat. Last year we used the time up in the Sierras for recharging, doing a local presentation for Journaling and re-shaping a retreat that will delve more into who we are as individual artists and why we create – using journaling, painting, mixed media and words. We hope you will consider joining us September 13 – 18, 2015. To …

Drink in the Alpine Beauty …

 

Experience the Mystical Solitude of Deep Creating …

and … Savor the Richness of Creative Women!!

 

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