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2023 Oregon Fringe Festival Application is LIVE!

2023 Oregon Fringe Festival Application is LIVE!
Artist Credit – Rosemary Kesselring and Into the Unknown Team. Image Credit – Marvin Walder

<strong>CALL FOR ENTRIES: SEQUENCE</strong>

CALL FOR ENTRIES: SEQUENCE

CALL FOR ENTRIES: SEQUENCE

Art can be created with order or disorder; a plan or chaos. Technology-based art can embrace or ignore process in new and intriguing methods. Sequence at Touchstone Gallery invites artists or artist teams to submit works that are created with, or influenced by, technology.

Artists and artist teams are invited to submit film, video, video games, digital works, physical works created from digital processes, sound, light, and time-based pieces, performance pieces, and more. This exhibition welcomes art created with, in part by, or inspired by any digital technology.

Due to the varied nature of media expected, this exhibition will include a physical gallery show, a series of screenings and performances, and a virtual online exhibition.

Location: Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 4 11:59 pm EST
Artists Notified of Acceptance: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, January 12 – Sunday, February 19, 2023

JURORS

Maleke Glee, Director of Art + Programming STABLE
Lauren Leving, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Roddy Schrock, Executive Director, Eyebeam
Caroline Sinders, Machine-learning-design researcher and artist
Additional jurors may be announced

APPLY HERE

Arte Laguna Prize Deadline Extended

Arte Laguna Prize Deadline Extended to November 22, 2022

New Deadline for Arte Laguna Prize 17! 

Good news for all the artists! You still have time to apply to the 17th Arte Laguna Prize! The deadline has been POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 22th, 2022 for all the ten categories. 

Choose your best works and apply now, you could be among the next 120 artists who will exhibit at the Arsenale of Venice in March 2023 for five weeks and win the cash prize of € 10.000. 

Admitted categories: painting, sculpture and installation, photography, video art, and short films, performance, digital art, cartoon and graphics, environmental art and land art, urban and street art, and art design.

The international jury will evaluate the works and choose the 120 finalists that will exhibit in the iconic spaces of the Arsenale Nord.

The jury changes at each edition and is composed of: Mohamed Benhadj, curator for the territories of North Africa and Spain and founder of AlTiba9; Raphael Chikukwa, director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe; Giulia Colletti, digital curator for the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Torino; Paul di Felice, curator, critic and art historian based in Luxembourg;  Chloé Hodge project manager at Tate Britain in London, curator and producer; Dick Spierenburg, creative director of IMM – Cologne International Furniture Fair; Xiaoyu Weng, curator based in New York and Toronto, responsible for Modern and Contemporary Art at AGO, the Art Gallery of Ontario. 

Each year Arte Laguna Prize collaborates with high-level international partners to offer artists collaborations around the world, and each partner selects their winner.

Arte Laguna Prize means infinite opportunities!
With only one application the artists can be selected for:

  • Exhibition at the Venice Arsenal  
  • Participation in festivals, individual and collective exhibitions 
  • Accroître votre visibilité https://artelaguna.world/
  • 5000 € for an installation in Siena, Italy 
  • 3000 € for a work that uses steel 
  • 3000 € for the best work that enhances Sustainability 
  • 2000 € for a work with the theme of water 
  • 3000 € for a project that enhances the use of digital art – nft
  • 1000 € each for 3 artists Under 35 
  • 36 days of exhibition at the Venice Arsenal for 240 artists 
  • Circuit of exhibitions in Veneto and Italy in 2023 
  • 1 exhibition in Beijing for video art finalists 
  • 1 exhibition at the Cris Contini Gallery in London for 1 artist 
  • 30 days of exhibition at the Biennale del Mediterraneo for 1 artist 
  • 6 months residency in Treviso, Italy 
  • 6 weeks residency in Barcelona, Spain 
  • 4 weeks residency in Bilpin, Australia 
  • 10 days residency in Favara, Italy 
  • 15 days residency in Lucca, Italy

Applying is easy and quick > register on Arte Laguna World and create your account

Check the Terms and Conditions >

Applications have no restrictions; they are open to all artists. 

The deadline is November 22, 2022.

CTA – Arte Laguna Prize

OPEN CALL for the 17th Edition of Arte Laguna Prize.

Applications are now open for Arte Laguna Prize 17. Arte Laguna Prize offers artists the opportunity to exhibit in the iconic spaces of The Arsenale Nord in Venice, join the huge network of collaborations around the world, get online visibility and sell their works on the platform Arte Laguna World, win a cash prize of €10,000.

Registrations have no limitations, they are open to everyone. The deadline is October 31, 2022. View the Complete Terms and Conditions can be viewed here or below.

Link to the application for entry.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE 17 – 2022/2023

  • 10.000 € first prize Overall Winner
  • 5000 € for an installation in Siena, Italy
  • 3000 € for a work that uses steel
  • 3000 € for the best work that enhances Sustainability
  • 2000 € for a water-themed work
  • 1000 € each for 3 Under 35 artists
  • 4000 € for the creative proposal that enhances the combination of heaven and earth
  • 3000 € for a digital transformation themed work
  • 36 days of exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice for 240 artists
  • E-commerce on artelaguna.world
  • Exhibitions in Veneto and Italy in 2023
  • 1 exhibition in Beijing for the video art section’s finalists
  • 1 exhibition at Cris Contini Gallery in London for 1 artist
  • 30 days of exhibition at the Mediterranean Biennale for 1 artist
  • 6 months of residency in Treviso, Italy
  • 4 weeks of residency in Barcelona, Spain
  • 4 weeks of residency in Bilpin, Australia
  • 10 days of residency in Favara, Italy
  • 15 days of residency in Lucca, Italy

ART. 1 – Goals
ART. 2 – Techniques
ART. 3 – Jury
ART. 4 – Prizes
ART. 5 – Conditions of participation
ART. 6 – Selection Process
ART. 7 – Responsibilities
ART. 8 – Agreement

ART. 1 – GOALS

The Cultural Association MoCA, organizes the 17th Edition of Arte Laguna Prize, International Award aimed at promoting and enhancing Contemporary Art.

The Prize is organized annually with the patronage of the the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Ecological Transition, the Veneto Region, the Municipality of Venice, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts; it obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic and recognition by important members of the Advisory Council.

The contest features collaborations with international art galleries, companies, art residencies, festivals, critical texts, inclusion into the web portal Arte Laguna World and the participation in the collective exhibition which includes 240 finalists from March 11 to April 16, 2023 at the Arsenale Nord of Venice, Italy.

ART. 2 – TECHNIQUES

The Prize is open to everyone, with no restrictions of age, gender, nationality or any other qualifications. Each artist can participate by submitting a portfolio of works. Artworks may have been previously exhibited. The theme is free. Below are the techniques admitted to the competition and the maximum dimensions to be respected:

Painting

works made with technical and stylistic freedom (oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, aquatint, etching and prints of different kind, etc.) on any support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.). The maximum size allowed is 175 cm per side.

Sculpture and Installation

works created with any organic or inorganic material, which may include sounds, lights, videos and mechanical or electrical movements. The maximum size allowed is: base 4 meters, depth 4 meters, height 8 meters and there is no weight limit. The exhibition space does not have dark spaces.

Photographic Art

photographs or series of photographs on analog or digital support, color or black and white photographs. The maximum size allowed is 175 cm per side.

Video Art and Short films

videos, films, slow motion, time-lapse photography or works made with animation techniques on any digital or analog support, cinematographic, promotional, or graphic computer short films. Maximum duration: 15 minutes. The video file must be uploaded online and not exceed 500 mb..

Performance

performances made by one or more artists, using any technique, expressive form and support materials provided by the artist. Finalist artists will perform live during the opening night or during the following days, in a version which does not exceed 10 minutes. The material necessary for the realization of the performance is in charge of the finalist artists.

Digital Art

works entirely created by using the computer or digital applications and devices: installations or performances in which the use of digital media plays a key role in the creative process and content; net art, software, interactive devices, videogames, augmented reality and virtual art projects, rapid prototyping, etc. Works featuring an installation will have to be adaptable to the exhibition space available. In wide sense: Additive Art, Bio Art, Data Art, Digital Animation, Digital Artivism, Digital Communities, Digital Painting & Still Image Art, Digital Performances, Digital Poetry, Game Art, Generative art & Algorithmic Art, GIF Art, Glitch Art, Hacking Art, Infographic Art, Interactive Art, Math & Physics Art, Mobile Art & App Art, Net Art, Electronic Art, Robotics Art, XR Art, Blockchain & NFT Art, Metaverse Art, GAN Art & OpenAI Art, Crypto Art.

Digital Graphics and Cartoon

images and works generated or edited using a computer, tablet, smarthphone, or applications including works of digital painting, gifs and photographs, where the technological intervention is predominant. Works of digital painting, cartoon and comics, gifs and photographs where manipulation is predominant are included. Finalist works will be set up on a monitor or printed on a two-dimensional support with a maximum size 175 cm per side.

Environmental / Land Art

works or projects of environmental and land art in which the artistic intervention interacts with the environment it has been created for. There is no restrictions on the choice of the specific environment. The submitted works and projects submitted relate to nature and its features and more in general to the environment or the landscape in which they are placed. The finalist works will be exhibited with explicative panels.

Urban Art and Street Art

works or projects of urban art and enhancement, street art, graffiti and stencil art, in which the artistic intervention interacts with the urban area and the public space it has been conceived for, using any technique (spray paint, artistic stickers, stencils, projections, videos, installations, etc.). There is no restrictions concerning the artistic intervention site. The finalist works will be exhibited with explicative panels.

Art Design

Productions that are born in the artistic field and then find their application in the world of design. Works, products, projects in which the artistic influence and inspiration are clear. Finalist designers will have to present the product or a full-scale prototype or a scale model of their project based on the set-up choices by the organization.

*The material necessary for the realization of the finalist works at the Arsenale Nord of Venice is the responsibility of the artists.

ART. 3 – JURY
The submitted works will be evaluated by the international jury who will select the finalist artists that will exhibit at the Arsenale of Venice. The ranking of the winners will be decreed by the sum of the preferences of: Jury, Advisory Council, Ambassadors, Press, Social Media, Partners, Members of MoCA.

Mohamed Benhadj
North Africa and Spain – Curator and Founder of AlTiba9

Raphael Chikukwa
Zimbabwe – Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Giulia Colletti
Italy – Public Programs and Digital Sphere’s curator at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin

Paul di Felice
Luxembourg – Art Curator, Critic and Art Historian

Chloé Hodge
United Kingdom – Project Manager at the Tate Britain, curator and producer

Dick Spierenburg
Netherlands  – Creative Director of IMM Cologne – The international furniture and interiors fair

Xiaoyu Weng
New York and Toronto, Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Ontario

ART. 4 – PRIZES

1 cash prize of 10.000 €*

*By law, on all the money prizes a withholding of 25% will be required.

Free publication on the web portal artelaguna.world

Each artist has free online visibility on the international portal Arte Laguna World, digital platform for the promotion, enhancement and sale of contemporary art works. In the portal, the artist will add the most appropriate tags for optimization for indexing purposes.

FINALISTS EXHIBITION

The finalist artists selected by the international jury will participate in the major collective exhibition which will take place in Venice, at the Arsenale Nord, from March 11 to April 16, 2023.

All the submitted works remain property of the artists. After the closing of the exhibition, the works exhibited in Venice can be curated by the Cultural Association MoCA which will take care of the exclusive promotion and sale. 

SPECIAL PRIZES

The Special Prizes are made in collaboration with high-level international partners who will each choose a winner to offer new career opportunities and visibility to the participating artists. The Special Prizes include collaborations with art galleries, art residencies, collaboration with companies, Emerging Artist Award and participation in art festivals.

Participation in the Special Prizes is free of charge for the artists who are correctly applied to Arte Laguna Prize 17.

• Art Galleries

Galleries will select an artist for a solo exhibition.

Cris Contini Contemporary, London, United Kingdom

Personal exhibition for 1 finalist artist.

• Art Residencies

Art Residency programs in Italy and abroad that provide artists with a space and time to live the experience of a new culture, create new works and participate in new activities in a multicultural environment.

Each artist can compete in all the residencies by filling out, where required, the dedicated form available in the reserved area of each candidate.

BigCi, Bilpin, Australia

4 weeks residency.
Included: accommodation, shared living facilities (bathroom, kitchen, internet, electricity, water), projection and video room, 8 acres of land for various activities, guided trekking in the Blue Mountains, Open Day Exhibition at the end of the residency, possibility to hold an art talk, make a performance, workshop or similar events, representation on the website and social of BigCi.
The residency aims to help artists’ professional development and facilitating their projects.

Espronceda, Barcelona, Spain

Art Residency of 4 weeks + final exhibition.
The residency includes: accommodation, curatorial assistance, studio, support for materials, final exhibition or another public activity, involvement in the activities realized by the art centre.

Farm Cultural Park, Favara (Agrigento), Italy

Art residency of 10 days + final exhibition.
The residency includes: accommodation, studio, curatorial assistance on site, logistics support.  

Fabrica, Treviso Italy

Art residency of maximum 6 months.
The Prize is aimed at artists and creatives under 25 working in photography, design, digital graphics, virtual art, video art.
The residency includes: shared accommodation in the city of Treviso, Benetton company canteen from Monday to Friday, work space inside the rooms created by the architect Tadao Ando, use of all the facilities (library, video/music room, technical equipment included), free participation in events and workshops organized at Fabrica. The residency aims at experimenting with contemporary communication through the constant contamination between different disciplines.

Fonderia Artistica Versiliese, Pietrasanta – Lucca (Italy)

Art residency of 15 days.
The Prize is aimed at artists under 35. The residency includes: accommodation, workspace, assistance with model and mold making, bronze casting, finishing and coating. The work must be within the relative measures of 30x40x40 cm.
The work created will remain the property of the artist.

• Sustainability and Art

Creative projects to support sustainability and the Reuse Reduce Recycle strategies. To participate, it is required to fill in a form with a dedicated project.

ARS (Art Reuse Sustainability)

Prize of 3,000 Euro for the winning work or project.
Submission of works, products and art projects which enhance the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce) and their positive impact on nature and on the lives of citizens. In particular it’s requested the sending of works or projects that involve the use of cork. The prize is realized with the support of Contarina spa and in collaboration with Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. 

• Business for Art

Collaborations with companies meant to connect creativity with the production sector.

To participate, it is required to fill in the dedicated form available in the reserved area of each candidate.

Roberto Cipresso Special Prize, Siena, Italy

Prize of 5000 € for the winning proposal + residence at the guesthouse of Roberto Cipresso’s Winery for the realization of the work. Construction costs are borne by the company.
Participation requires the presentation of site-specific works to be installed in the square of the cellar. The proposals presented must be visible from the street, they must enhance the company’s attention to the art and art of making wine, the environment, ethics and must represent the intuition behind Roberto Cipresso’s research: The Squaring of Circle (mathematics shows that the area of a square can never be equal to that of a circle because of the Pi that is an irrational number, but philosophy has always sought another possible reading of everything. A great wine cannot be made with the only “mathematics”, it takes an interpretation, a philosophy, a momentum, a little madness).

In addition to the winning proposal, it will be taken into account further works to be installed in the hill where the Casale stands or in the internal spaces of the Cellar. Preference will be given to proposals that provide the reuse of recycled materials such as woods, stones, stones, logs and what can be found in nature. The only foreign element may be rusty iron. In a certain sense the idea is that instead of hiding the stones that emerge from the processing of the vineyard they find a new life thanks to art. The artwork realized during the residency will remain the property of the Winery.

PLANIUM, metal-morphosis collection, Milan Italy

Prize of 3000€ for the creation of the winning artwork or project.
Participation requires the presentation of a design work, in particular a lamp or a luminous decoration, a table or a support base, which envisage the use and enhancement of the metal surfaces of PLANIUM srl. The projects presented must include the use of metals as a fundamental aesthetic material (structurally different materials may also be envisaged) with the intent to create a new product aimed at spreading the principles of using metal in a creative and eco-sustainable way.

Generali, Venice Italy

Prize of 2000€  for the winning work.
Presentation of artistic proposals, videos and photos, which create a link between the theme of water, sustainability and the vision towards the future. Art as a valid starting point to protect emotions, suggest new visions of a sustainable future, of safeguarding our land and its resources with the protection of an important resource such as water at the center. Art that can also suggest a vision of the future capable of stimulating deep reflections in individuals. Water is one of the various assets to be safeguarded because Generali has always been linked to the city of Venice, the aquatic city par excellence with an important link with this vital element. The award is part of Generali Valore Cultura, which is Generali Italia’s multi-year programme to support art and culture by making them accessible to an ever wider public and enhancing the community and territories, with initiatives spread across all Italian regions.
The winning work will be selected on the basis of the originality and communicative effectiveness of the themes described here. The winner will assign to the Company all rights of industrial property, intellectual property and exploitation of image, without prejudice to the recognition of the moral right of the author.

VENPA S.p.A., Venice, Italy | The art of rental between heaven and earth

Prize of 4000€ net for the winning proposal.
Participation requires the presentation of 4 tables / images / mockups that reinterpret the connection between the VENPA rental vehicles and the sky-earth binomial (for details on the concept click here >). The 4 tables proposed will then to be completed by 8 others to obtain a total of 12 images that will be used by Venpa to create an artistic calendar (ed. 2024) to be donated to its customers and collaborators. The realization of these further tables must take place by July 2023.
It’s possible to apply photographs, drawings, paintings, graphics. Any technique of drawing and depiction is allowed.
It will be chosen the proposal that best manages to express the values of VENPA with originality, intensity, and communicative effectiveness. The winner assigns to the Company the rights of industrial property, intellectual property, and exploitation of image, without prejudice to the recognition of moral rights.

Informatic All, Treviso, Italy

Prize of 3000€ net for the winning proposal.
Participation requires the presentation of images, digital files, videos, NFT, which communicates the importance of digital transformation in companies. The winning image will be used for the brand’s communication actions. The winner will assign to the Company all rights of industrial property, intellectual property and exploitation of image, without prejudice to the recognition of the moral right of the author.

• Festivals and Exhibitions

International collaborations with festivals and organizations to create a network where artists, visibility, and new projects meet.

Art Nova 100, Beijing, China

Exhibition of the 10 finalist videos. The collective exhibition will be organized as one of the activities carried out by the platform for the promotion of international artists in China. 

BJCEM – Mediterranea 20 -Young Artists Biennale

Participation in the Mediterranean Biennale 2024.
BJCEM will select an Under 35 artist to take part in one of the exhibitions organized in the Mediterranean Biennale 2024. The exhibition will last for at least a month. Logistic and curatorial support are included. it is required the filling of the dedicated form in the personal area of each contestant.

• Emerging Artist Award

Grant of 3000 euro net for the winning artworks. Three under 35 artists will receive an award of 1000 euros each (painting, sculpture, photography, video art and short films, art design). The 3 award winning artists will be chosen by the jury of Arte Laguna Prize 17.

ART. 5 – CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

To apply to the competition it’s necessary to login to artelaguna.world web portal, create the reserved area, fill in the profile and pay the entry fee.

The works to submit can be uploaded also later, until the final applications’ deadline on October 31, 2022.

Application >

From the reserved area, artists can:

  • submit the works for Arte Laguna Prize 17
  • publish and sell works on Arte Laguna World

On the welcome page, artists must check the summary of their works.

ENTRY FEES

  • 80 + 22% vat (97,60 €) for artists under 35 (an identity document is required)
  • 100 + 22% vat (122 €) for artists over 35

The fee allows to submit 5 works also in different sections. Each additional work, following the 5th, costs 20 € + 22% vat (24,40 €).

Artists must keep a copy of the payment. The entry fee is not refundable.

The payment of the entry fee can be made:

  • On-lineAutomatic connection from the reserved area. It includes also payments with: virtual pos, alypay and wechat.
  • PaypalAutomatic connection from the reserved area. The use of PayPal involves an additional transaction cost of 5€.
  • Bank transferBANCA POPOLARE DELL’EMILIA ROMAGNA – FIL.61800 Mogliano Veneto
    IBAN: IT77A0538761800000002950941 – BIC / BC NR / SWIFT: BPMOIT22XXX – addressed to Arte Laguna srl, with the reason “Application Prize 22.23 – name, surname and telephone number of the artist”.
    We do not accept any transfer fee charges, on penalty of the cancellation of your registration.

We do not accept cheques.

ART. 6 – SELECTION PROCESS

The jurors will evaluate the works by taking into consideration the international contemporary art features and according to qualitative criteria as well as research and technical abilities. The jury can evaluate all the submitted material.

The selections results will be announced online on the website www.artelagunaprize.com

The proclamation of the winners will take place during the opening of the finalist artists exhibition at the Arsenale Nord of Venice. The set-up and the organization of the exhibition will be done by Arte Laguna srl and the Italian Cultural association MoCA. Transportation (round trip) and possible artworks insurance costs will be at the expense of each artist.

The decisions of the Awarding Juries are irrevocable and unquestionable.

ART. 7 – RESPONSIBILITIES

Arte Laguna srl and the Cultural Association MoCA, while guaranteeing the greatest care and custody of the works, will not be liable for any thefts, fires or any damages to the artworks or people that could occur during all the stages of the event. Any insurance request is the responsibility of the artists.

ART. 8 – AGREEMENT
The awarded artists have the right to renounce to the prizes, but without asking for any kind of compensation, in this case the prize will be re-assigned according to the ranking made by the jury. Each artist has the rights to the images and to the submitted works but gives to Arte Laguna srl and the Cultural Association MoCA, without any compensation, the rights of reproduction, exhibition, publication, translation and communication to the public, in any manner and without exception, for their works and for the texts participating in the selection. Each artist consents to the free publication of the images and texts in the online platform Arte Laguna World; however, artists can access the platform at any time and cancel their profile. Arte Laguna srl and the Cultural Association MoCA, while fully respecting the moral rights of the author, will exercise these rights for all institutional activities of communication concerning the competition. Each candidate gives to the Cultural Association MoCA, as well as to its direct representatives, the authorization to the treatment of personal data according to the privacy law and the European Regulation (GDPR 2016/679) and also for data entry into data banks managed by the subjects mentioned above and by third parties who pursue the same purposes.

FAQ >

CONTACTS
Tel. +39 041 593 7242
Cel. +39 347 707 7251
E- mail: [email protected]
Ambassadors >

2022 Angels Show Call to Artists

12 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas by Christina Munyon from the 2020 Angels Show

The holidays will be here soon, and this Angels Show 2022 Call to Artists announces that it’s time to start creating your angel art for this year’s show. Your angel art doesn’t have to be traditional or religious, though these are welcome, too. But what we love to see most are interpretations of angels that make people think as much as they appreciate their beauty. Show us your artistic interpretations of angels!

Art Presence Art Center hosts the Southern Oregon Artists Resource Angels Show as their December Guest Exhibit alongside their annual holiday show. If you are new to the Angels Show, you can learn more about it here: https://art-presence.org/exhibitions/calls-to-artists/

The Angels Show is juried, with a limit of 2 entries per artist and maximum size of 48″ in any direction. All angels must be your own original artwork—no giclées, please! All angel art must be for sale. 2D pieces must be wired and ready to hang and 3D pieces with a display base. Paintings can be gallery wrapped or professionally framed. Include a summary of the pieces you wish to submit with the title, dimensions, medium, an image (in-progress images for early entries are fine), and price. Images of completed works may be used to promote the show; permission to use images of your artwork is presumed when you enter your art. Angels must remain on display until the exhibition ends.

Friday, November 25–Sunday, November 27: Drop off angel art at the gallery during open hours (12–5 pm Friday–Sunday). Artists will be notified of the status of their art’s acceptance by December 1. Thursday, December 1: We hang the Angels Show.
Friday, December 2: Show opens at noon and continues on display until Sunday, January 1.

Saturday, December 3: Angels reception from 1–3 pm.
Friday, December 2–Sunday, December 4: Pick up works not accepted during the gallery’s open hours. Monday, January 2: Pick up any angels that have not sold.

Art Presence does not charge a fee for participating but will realize 35% of all sales.

While we handle your angels with utmost care, Art Presence is not responsible for theft, loss, or damage to artwork.

Marketing: The gallery will film a virtual tour of the show. We will post the video on the Art Presence and Southern Oregon Artists Resource websites, YouTube channels, and social networks. You are welcome to share it from those sources to your own social networks and blogs. Help us sell your work! Promote the show and your entries on social networks and email newsletters.

HANNAH WEST, CURATOR

Thank you for answering our Angels Show 2022 Call to Artists. Please download and print the Call to Artists document below. As you complete your angel art works, please send photos of them for us to use when promoting the show. We will make sure that all art used for promotion includes the artist’s name. Keep the top part of the document as a reminder of important dates and bring the form at the bottom when you bring your angel art to the gallery for jurying. On the back or on another sheet, please include a disposition summary listing the details (title, artist name, dimensions, medium, and price) of the art you are submitting and bring that, too. You can contact Anne Brooke with your questions.

September Art Opportunities from the AGA

The Ashland Gallery Association is excited to share a handful of fun and diverse art opportunities offered this month to foster your inner creativity. 

Medford Food Coop, Untitled, Photography

Medford Food Coop
Call for Artists!
No Specific Dates and Times (Ongoing)

The Medford Food Coop is seeking local artists to feature on their Community Art Wall in the Cafe. For those who aren’t familiar, the Community Art Wall offers local artists a space to share their artwork with others while simultaneously giving back to local nonprofit organizations. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

Roxanne Evans Stout, Ring Around the Moon, Mixed Media

Roxanne Evans Stout
Ring Around the Moon
No Specific Dates and Times (Online)

Join Roxanne Evans Stout for Ring Around the Moon and learn more about how to create a magical and lush abstract landscape with the beautiful luminous quality that is unique to encaustic painting. In addition to creating layers of wax over a pre-gessoed wood surface, individuals will also create a foreground and background using different hues.

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 

Sarah F. Burns, Vesper Meadow Bovine Beach, Oil

Project Space

Paint Out with Your Art Friends!

Friday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join Project Space and Sarah F. Burns to learn more about painting outdoors. Taking place at Rabbit Ears Trailhead at Mt. Ashland, individuals will have the opportunity to observe everything from interesting rock formations, to wonderful wildflowers, amazing views, and more. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information.

Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass, Expressions, Watercolor

Grants Pass Museum of Art

Free Yourself Up! Abstract Layering in Watercolor
With Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass

Saturday, October 1, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join the Grants Pass Museum of Art and Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass to learn more about intuitive layered abstraction using watercolor. In addition to exploring and experimenting, individuals will also learn how to incorporate textural elements into their own creative style. 

For those who are interested in participating, please click here for more information. 


SO Guild Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals: “Creative Community” Workshop Series

Do you have an idea for bringing people together to inspire creativity and build community?

PROPOSAL FORM

Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans is seeking proposals from creative people in the Illinois Valley and Josephine County to deliver online workshops on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm this fall, starting in mid-October, as part of our “Creative Community” series. 

Offerings could take the form of a:

  • Workshop
  • Guided Activity
  • Discussion
  • Collective Performance (or)
  • Another Format

Got an idea? Learn more and fill out the simple proposal form and submit it as soon as possible. 

PROPOSAL FORM

Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

We use the term “arts” and “artists” in a broad sense, encompassing all forms of creative practice and thinking. And, you don’t have to be an expert!

We are looking for proposals that can happen via Zoom and are interactive, engaging, and encourage connections among participants. Your idea might involve just one Zoom meeting or several. We aim to create opportunities for exploration and to strengthen the creative community in southern Oregon’s Josephine County, especially in the Illinois Valley.

The Guild will provide support in coming up with ideas, facilitation, Zoom access, promotion and outreach, and a small stipend, depending on participation. Workshops will be offered for free with a suggested donation; 10% of the donations will go to the presenter with a $50 minimum guaranteed.

See What Strong Proposals Might Explore

Oregon Fringe Festival App is Live - Apply Now!

The 2022 Oregon Fringe Festival App is LIVE!

The 2022 Oregon Fringe Festival App is LIVE!


The 2022 Oregon Fringe Festival App is LIVE! Students, local artists, national artists, and international artists…We encourage ALL to apply! Our roster includes music, theatre, visual art exhibitions, film, physical theatre, dance, circus, spoken word, and MORE! This is a fantastic opportunity to present your creativity to a fun and diverse audience.

The 2022 Oregon Fringe Festival takes place live and online from Wednesday, April 27 – Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Priority Consideration Deadline: Monday, December 6, 2021. December 13, 2021
Regular Consideration Deadline: Monday, December 27, 2021.
Late Consideration Deadline: Monday, January 10, 2022.

Submit applications by the Priority Consideration Deadline to be considered for an honorarium. The Late Consideration Deadline only applies to Southern Oregon University students and faculty. No late submissions accepted. For more information about the festival and application process, please click here.

About the Oregon Fringe Festival:


(Ashland, Ore.) Each spring, the Oregon Center for the Arts produces the Oregon Fringe Festival (OFF), a multi-day event bringing together emerging creators and real-world artistic practitioners to share their respective experiences and to engage with each other’s work. The festival’s mission is simple: to provide a boundary-breaking platform for free expression and to celebrate unconventional art and unconventional spaces.

We encourage individuals with disabilities to attend our events. If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodation(s) in order to participate in this festival, then please contact Disability Resources at [email protected] in advance.

The OFF provides a boundary-breaking platform for free expression. The result amplifies the voices of those who are all too unrepresented in the creative arts industry. Moreover, a lens focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion filter our selection process for all projects submitted.

The 2022 Oregon Fringe Festival App is LIVE!

About the Oregon Center for the Arts:


The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University serves as a creative catalyst for students, educators, and artists from the state, the nation, and the world. The beautiful Southern Oregon mountain setting provides a special place to learn, explore and train in all arts disciplines.

Visit: oca.sou.edu

About Southern Oregon University:


Southern Oregon University sits upon 175 acres of beautifully maintained campus. A committed and well-respected faculty and talented students occupy its outstanding facilities. SOU envisions itself as an inclusive, sustainable university for the future. Therefore, faculty, staff, and leadership collaborate to achieve those ideals. They unite in their dedication to the students who will create lives of purpose and fulfill our region’s promise. As a result, SOU enhances the economic, cultural, and social well-being of southern Oregon. SOU helps its students learn the skills to work both independently and collaboratively, be adaptable and embrace creativity. Its diversity gives SOU both texture and strength. Faculty, staff, and leadership value and respect students’ thoughtfully shared points of view.

Visit: sou.edu

Tribal Origins of Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon University and the Oregon Fringe Festival are located within the ancestral homelands of the Shasta, Takelma, and Latgawa peoples. People who lived here since time immemorial.

These Tribes were displaced during rapid Euro-American colonization, the Gold Rush, and armed conflict between 1851 and 1856. Further, the discovery of gold and settlement in the 1850s brought thousands of Euro-Americans to their lands. Consequently, this invasion led to warfare, epidemics, starvation, and burned villages.

Then, in 1853, tribal leaders signed the first of several treaties, confederating these Tribes and others together. As a result, they became known as the Rogue River Tribe. These treaties ceded most of their homelands to the United States in return for the guarantee of a permanent homeland reserved for them. Finally, these Tribes and many other Tribes from western Oregon were removed to the Siletz Reservation and the Grand Ronde Reservation at the end of the Rogue River Wars in 1856.

Today, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (https://www.grandronde.org) and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (http://www.ctsi.nsn.us/) consist of living descendants of the Takelma, Shasta, and Latgawa peoples of this area. We encourage YOU to learn about the land you reside on and to join us in advocating for the inherent sovereignty of Indigenous people.

Art in Motion Deadline Extended

Submissions for the 2022 Art in Motion has been extended to the end of the week, December 10th. Please submit your applications this week to be considered for this highly successful exposure on the JCT Bus that runs up and down 6th and 7th Street thoroughfares daily in Grants Pass. This is the last call for Art in Motion, so submit your entry today!

Art In Motion 2022

Prospectus:

The City of Grants Pass Committee on Public Art (CoPA) invites artists 18 years of age and
older to submit original artwork in any 2-D or 3-D media with the exception of video/film,
installation or performance art for Art in Motion.

This public art project is essentially a gallery on wheels; artwork is displayed on 54” x 34” vinyl
print on both sides of one of the Josephine Community Transit buses. The art is there to
engage people, expand public art visibility, create opportunities for the community to
experience art in everyday life and enhance the overall artistic climate of the City of Grants
Pass.

This prospectus solicits submissions for two exhibition periods. The first is from January 2022
through June 2022, and the second from July through December 2022. The work will be
selected based on originality, artistic conception, and quality. An effort will be made to
represent a broad diversity of styles, media, and disciplines. One or two artists may be chosen
for each exhibition period.

Media Eligibility:


All artists working in, but not limited to, the following disciplines are invited to
submit “High Resolution” images of their work: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography,
digital graphics, engravings, sculpture, glass, wood, metal/jewelry, ceramics, fiber arts, mixed
media, and assemblage. Video/film, installation art and performance art are not appropriate
disciplines for the Art in Motion project.

Submissions:


Artists must submit a minimum of four (4) images to a maximum of six (6)
works. All work submitted must be original, no copied work, no classwork or work done under
supervision. Choose your most dramatic work that would be easily visible from a distance.

All submissions must include these three (3) items:


1. A CD or USB thumb drive for four (4) to six (6) images. Label storage devices with your
name. (Storage devices may or may not be returned.)

2. A hard copy printout of your contact information and artist statement.

3. A hard copy printout of your inventory of images.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK. DO NOT ENCLOSE BINDERS, FOLDERS,
OR ANY MATERIALS OTHER THAN THE INFORMATION REQUESTED.

Image Format:


Images must be clear and professionally presented.T
• Images must be submitted in high-resolution jpeg format on a CD or USB thumb
drive. For clarity of reproduction, the resolution needs to be as high as possible.
Because the image you provide will be used by the printer to create the image for
use on the poster, quality of the photos, and their scalability will be considered
during the process to ensure the best possible image for public viewing.

• Three-dimensional art pieces should be photographed against a neutral
background. The background can be either flat or graded.

• Label each jpeg image as follows: last name, first initial, entry number (for
example: Smith, J 1, Smith, J 2, Smith J 3, etc.).

Jurors:

The City of Grants Pass Committee on Public Art (CoPA). Exhibitors will be selected
based on originality, art concept, quality of reproduction integrity and the overall artistic caliber
of each piece submitted. An effort will be made to represent a broad diversity of styles, media
, and disciplines.
• CoPA may, at its sole discretion, crop, manipulate, adjust or use a portion/fragment of the
original art that best fits the poster parameters on the bus display to increase impact and
clarity.
• The artist’s name and title or medium of their work will accompany each submission once
selected and will be reproduced accordingly. All chosen artists will be notified of their selection
before placement on display.

Mail or hand deliver submissions to:

Grants Pass City Hall
101 NW “A” Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Attn. CoPA

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, by 3:00 PM.
Extended to Friday, December 10th at 5PM

All artists will be contacted via email with the Art in Motion jurying results within 30 days after
the submission deadline.


Download the pdf file below to print out the submission form and enter your work for Art in Motion 2022!

Applications open for MASS MoCA Summer/Fall 2022 residency

MASS MoCA’s artist residency, the Studios at MASS MoCA, has partnered with the Ford Family Foundation to support another year of fully funded residency fellowships for Oregon visual artists.

Applications are now open for The Studios at MASS MoCA’s Summer/Fall 2022 artist residency season.

Applicants are eligible who:

  • 1. Are currently practicing visual artists
  • 2. Have lived in Oregon for the past 36 months
  • 3. Are not currently students
MASS MoCA Summer/Fall 2022 residency

Applications are now open for The Studios at MASS MoCA’s Summer/Fall 2022 artist residency season.
Join the 750+ artists who have enjoyed an artist residency of up to 8 weeks on MASS MoCA’s historic mill campus in the Berkshire Mountains. Run by Assets for Artists (the artist-development arm of MASS MoCA), artist residencies will be available from June 15 – Dec 31, 2022 for the Summer/Fall season.

 Selected artists receive:

  • Private, furnished studio space at MASS MoCA, available 24/7
  • Housing in newly renovated apartments directly across the street from the museum.
  • One communal meal per day in the company of fellow artists-in-residence.
  • MASS MoCA member benefits for the duration of the residency, including free access to the museum’s galleries, The Clark, and discounts on performing arts events and museum store purchases.
  • Access to basic printmaking presses and two weaving looms.
  • A studio visit with a MASS MoCA curator.
  • 1-year access to Assets for Artists’ online artist professional development workshops.

Application deadline January 8, 2022   

OREGON VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP

Supported by The Ford Family Foundation, this fellowship shall be awarded to two visual artists from the state of Oregon. The fellowship funds all residency fees for two or four weeks, plus a stipend of $600 – $1,000 for travel or other expenses (amount dependent on the length of residency). To qualify for this fellowship, you must be (1) a visual artist who has evidenced five or more years of active professional participation in your medium, (2) have lived in the state of Oregon for at least 36 months prior to applying, (3) not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program. For the purpose of this award, “Visual Arts” include a broad array of work designed to be experienced primarily in an exhibition, installation, or object-based environment. Media or other work intended to be web-based or theatrically viewed is not included in this definition.

To apply, simply select the appropriate box on the “fellowships” question of the Summer/Fall 2022 residency application. There is no separate application for this opportunity. Be sure to also indicate whether you would like to be considered for a regular residency at the Studios at MASS MoCA if you are not awarded this special fellowship residency. All applicants must first be accepted through the regular jurying process to receive this fellowship.
Learn more at: www.massmoca.org/studios