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Call to Artists: North Valley Art League Regional Juried Photography Show

ELIGIBILITY

This show is open to all photographers residing in Northern California and Southern Oregon as follows: Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, El Dorado counties and all counties north to the California border, and the southern Oregon counties of Coos, Douglas, Curry, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, Lake, Harney, and Malheur.
Images previously accepted into a NVAL Juried Photography Show are not eligible – with the exception of images accepted into a NVAL International Juried Photography Show as a Silver Selection.

All forms of photographic expression are encouraged, with the stipulation that all images must be the original work of the artist, i.e., both capture and post-processing, excluding resizing and printing.
FRAMING PROGRAM  $15 to rent one of NVAL’s frames and have NVAL frame your matted print. 
 
Work may be shipped or hand-delivered to the NVAL Carter House Gallery.

AWARDS — $1000

  • First Place — $500
  • Second Place — $250
  • Third Place — $100
  • 3 Merit Awards — $50 each
  • Honorable Mentions at the discretion of the juror
  • Only juror-accepted work submitted to the Carter House Gallery exhibit is eligible for awards

JUROR

We are very proud to have James Gilmore, MFA, Photography and College of the Siskiyous Instructor as the juror for the 2018 show.

ENTRY — Entry period is open now.

  • Entry deadline is Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • All entries will be online.  The procedure is quite easy and is explained in the Prospectus online at the NVAL website (see below.)
  • You may enter as many images as you wish
  • Entry Fees — $33 to enter three images, $8 each additional

FOR FURTHER DETAILS and to ENTER

Or, go to the NVAL website, www.nval.org — select Shows, Photography, Regional, 2018 Regional Photography Show
The entry link is at the bottom of the Prospectus.
QUESTIONS — Contact show chairman, Bonnie Lampley.
North Valley Art League, 48 Quartz Hill Rd, Redding, CA 96003

Call to Artists – City of Grants Pass

The City of Grants Pass has recently renamed City-owned parking lots with a wildlife theme and has placed City-branded wayfinding signage in an effort to improve the appearance of downtown and enhance the tourist experience. As part of that effort, the City has committed to place art in each of the lots. The Committee on Public Art (CoPA) is seeking an artist to commission for 2018 at the Salmon Lot, located at the intersection of NW 5th St. and I St, adjacent to the Napa Auto Parts store.

Here is the Prospectus with all the information you need to apply:

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Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018

Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018 : image of Umpqua Valley Arts Association Entrance

Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association (UVAA) invites artists of all media to submit artworks to the annual Artworks Northwest Juried Art Show and Competition. Artworks Northwest is a regional juried art show of work by artists from the Pacific Northwest (Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, British Columbia, Western Montana, and Western Wyoming).

Open to all media, themes and genres.  Exhibit runs May 4 – June 24, 2018

Submission deadline is March 9, 2018; entries can be submitted Online through Café (callforentry.org). Go to uvarts.com for more information.

This year’s juror is Andries Fourie. Fourie is a South African-born curator, artist and teacher. He has a Masters in Art from California State University, Sacramento, and a Masters of Fine Art from The University of California, Davis.

Cash Awards:

  • $1,000 1st Place
  • $500 2nd Place
  • $300 3rd Place
  • $200 J. Lynn Peterson – Hundred Valleys Award.

View and download the prospectus here:

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Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018 : Oregon Arts Commission logo Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018 : National Endowment for the Arts logo Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018 : City of Roseburg Seal Call to Artists for Artworks Northwest 2018 : Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians logo
Friends of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association: Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education of The Oregon Community Foundation, Ed Moorin Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Dr. John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, United Commercial Travelers, Cow Creek Band, Arnold Morton, Lory Utz, Richard Worthey and Debbie Kelley, Marie Rasmussen, Umpqua Insurance, Umpqua Bank, Lone Rock Timber, Dawn and Jeffery Thomas.

2018 A Taste of Ashland Poster Competition

Apologies for the short notice!! The AGA just got this to us yesterday morning, and catching up after dealing with a death in our immediate family caused us to add more to the delay. We sincerely apologize!! However, it does look like they are happy to consider already completed paintings to consider for their 2018 A Taste of Ashland Poster, so if you’re not one of those blazing fast painters, why not spend a quiet evening or tomorrow morning sorting through your portfolio, then submit your best work by the end of the day for a chance to get the local promotion of a lifetime. Here are the details:

Ashland Gallery Association
2018 A Taste of Ashland Poster Competition

The Ashland Gallery Association is seeking artwork for its 2018 A TASTE OF ASHLAND event. Local artists are encouraged to submit images of their work. AGA Gallery, Associate, and Neighboring Arts Organization members may also submit images for artists they represent.

The winner will be publicized in the Ashland Gallery Guide, the ‘Taste’ Event Guide, on the AGA website, and on ‘Taste’ promotional materials including the poster, postcard, maybe T-shirts and/or tote bags.

The Ashland Gallery Guide is distributed to about 12,000 patrons of the arts each year. The Event Guide is distributed to about 3,000.

Submission deadline: December 5, 2017. The poster art will be selected at the December 12, 2017 AGA Membership meeting at Ashland Art Center. The meeting will begin at 6:30 and members will vote on the submissions. Winners will be notified shortly after this meeting.

Submission address:

Routing: send by email to AGA Administrator, Kim Olson: [email protected]

IMPORTANT: The artwork submissions must have a theme related to food or wine. See www.atasteofashland.com to view last year’s image.
The ATOA committee is seeking strong, colorful and broadly appealing images – ones that convey a feeling of joy and fun with friends, and the feeling of “Come to Ashland for great food, wine and art.”  The submissions don’t have to be literal depictions of food and wine, although they can!
Thanks so much for submitting your work.  A Taste of Ashland is the AGA’s annual fundraising effort and a themed image is important for marketing the event.

Additional Submission Guidelines:

– One image may be submitted per artist.
– Submit by email in one of the following files types: JPG (preferred), GIF, TIFF, or PDF (Files not in one of these formats will not be guaranteed to be part of the selection)
– Submissions must be medium-to-high resolution, and must include the artist’s name, phone number, mailing address, and email address.
– Images should be in color and no more than 10MB in size (anything larger will be rejected by the mail server).
– Artwork may be existing or created specifically for the “Taste”.
– Any art medium that can be photographed and printed is eligible.
– The winning artist will be responsible for providing a high-quality image for the printer.
– Any artist who has already been honored becomes eligible to submit again after an interval of five years.

The winning poster artist grants the AGA the right to reproduce his/her artwork for the poster and for publicity of A Taste of Ashland. All proceeds from the promotional use of the image will benefit A Taste of Ashland. The Artist will be credited, where possible, on promotional materials using his/her image.

We look forward to your submission!

Art Classes at the GP Museum of Art- Nov/ Dec 2017

Art Classes!

Elderhood, Wisdom, and Our Inner Knowing

workshop with

Janet L. Stanley, M. A.

Saturday, Nov. 18

1-4 pm

“We are the Crones, the Wise Women whose truths must be given voice, our spiritual journeys embraced and our sage insights welcomed. Come join me as we celebrate elderhood, our collective wisdom and how this inner knowing will help heal Mother Earth and all her inhabitants.”
$20 per person

How to Paint Snow

 with Kristen O’Neill

Saturday, Dec 2

1 – 4 pm

  • All materials provided
  • Create your own painting of a winter scene
  • Learn about color theory (warm & cool colors)
  • Have a fun afternoon!
  • All skill levels are welcome
$30 per person, includes all materials.

 Art Journaling:

Recipe for a

Perfect Holiday

with Karen O’Brien

Saturday, Dec 16

10 am – 1 pm

In this class we will learn how to begin our own art journal* with simple supplies. I will share plenty of ideas and approaches to begin filling your journals. We will create a journal spread in class focusing on the holiday season.
All you need to bring to class is:
  • Blank journal that can handle water media: 90-140 lb paper
  • OR
  • Old book : thin spine, no larger than 9″ x 12″, no shiny, slick or glossy pages
*What is an Art Journal? It’s a place to record your thoughts, memories, and emotions through images, art and words.
Why do it? It is an easy way to use your creativity every day. It can be done with simple tools. It is portable, requiring very little space to do it. It can be used to document life, travels, plan you art, express your feelings, test out new art products and techniques. It can be personal – only for you, or you can share it with others.
$45 per person. Includes some materials. (List on website)
Grants Pass Museum of Art | 229 SW G StGrants Pass, OR 97528

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]

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]

A Invitation from Silvia Trujillo to Paint en Plein Air!

Lupines & Poppies by plein air painter Silvia Trujillo

Hello there artist friends,

 Now that summer is coming to an end, here’s a chance to sharpen your painting skills and enjoy the remaining warmth before Fall and Winter set in. Hosted by the Rogue Gallery, a workshop in plein air painting is being offered for beginners to advanced artists who would like to learn more about atmospheric perspective, how light effects color, and how to compare values for accuracy. We will be painting Table Rock and Rogue River at a location near Tou Velle Park in Medford on Sat, Sept 23 from 10am -4pm. I promise a fun and informative time for all… join us if you can ;)

 Also coming up is a plein air workshop hosted by The Lassen Art Center in Shingletown, CA. This location is at the base of Lassen National Park which is a great place to visit during the Fall season for sight seeing, hiking, and just relaxing.The date is set for Oct 21 &22, and if weather permits painting will be conducted outdoors to capture the Fall scenery. In case of rain we can paint indoors while looking out at the lovely grounds of the center.

 I know for many of you in the Rogue Valley it’s been one long, smoky summer. Personally I was unable to get out to paint on location as much as I would’ve liked so now that the smoke has cleared I’m planning on making up for lost opportunities. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join either of these workshops or would like to set up a private session or two.

Wishing you well,

silvia

Billings Pond plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Billings Pond plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Paschal's Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Paschal’s Winery plein air painting by Silvia Trujillo

Calls to Artists – Deadlines from August 27 to October 31

Calls to Artists – Deadlines from August 27 to October 31


August 28, 2017 – LACDA 2017 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION

Call to artists for all styles of artwork and photography utilizing digital processes. Winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on museum quality paper shown in a solo exhibit in main gallery September 14-October 7, 2017. Ten second place winners also exhibited. Curating Jurors: Anna Katz, Assistant Curator: MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Dhyandra Lawson, Associate Curator: LACMA, L.A. County Museum of Art. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1nMYjWC

August 30, 2017 – MAIL ART, “PAIN”, OPEN CALL

The Hoyt Gallery at the USC Keck School of Medicine presents “PAIN2”, a mail in art show featuring images depicting physical and mental pain. PAIN2 will run from September 1 – Oct 27, 2017 Deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2017. Pain C/O Curriculum Office Keck School of Medicine at USC 1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM 200 Los Angeles, CA 90089 No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.facebook.com/PainArtShow

August 30, 2017 – ARBOREAL: AN OPEN CALL FOR ARTWORK ABOUT TREES

Manifest presents an open call to artists worldwide working in any media to share works that either directly or indirectly address the topic of trees or related aspects. The theme is open to wide interpretation; works may explore various avenues of thought around the tree, its dependents, or its wood.There is no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Entry Fee. Details: 513-861-3638 OR http://www.manifestgallery.org/arboreal/index.html

August 31, 2017 – CREATIVE AGING GRANTS IN TENNESSEE

Successful projects will encourage senior creativity, physical activity, and/or community engagement through the arts. Outcomes can include using the arts for improved health and wellness; lifelong learning; reduced isolation and increased social and community connections; and/or increased positive attitudes/perceptions about aging. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2u1nzQT

August 31, 2017 -ILUSTRARTE 2018

The contest is organised by the EDP Foundation, Lisbon. Each participant should register online at the ILUSTRARTE website, and upload the files of 3 illustrations, unpublished or published after the 1st of January 2015. The 3 illustrations must be based on the same theme. Theme, technique and medium are at the discretion of the artist. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qUK5tc

August 31, 2017 – SEEKING WITTY, COURAGEOUS WRITING AND ART/PHOTOGRAPHY

Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is gearing up to produce our September Issue and wants your best writing, artwork, and photography. Please read us first. No previously published work. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2u1r5uw

August 31, 2017 – ENCHANTING TRAVELS TRAVEL WRITER AWARD

Enchanting Travels offers custom, tailor-made journeys to 32 destinations in Africa, South America, Asia and India. To celebrate the fascinating stories that can only be experienced when one travels, we award the Enchanting Travels Travel Writer Grant. The winner receives USD$1,000, as well as the opportunity to take up an internship or write your thesis at Enchanting Travels. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uWaTq2

August 31, 2017 – FREE WEBINAR ON HOW TO GET A PATRON OR SPONSOR

Ongoing – A Free Online webinar that will teach you methods to find Patrons and Sponsors for your art. You will learn how one artist got Apple Computers and Bose Sound to sponsor art work and art projects and also how individual donors and Patrons can be solicited. There is also an option to extend your education in other areas. All those who register for the free webinar get a free booklet right away on how one artist got invited to the Whitney Biennial. No Entry Fee. Details: http://yourartmentor.com/patronsandsponsors2

August 31, 2017 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | A SHOW OF HEADS

A SHOW OF HEADS is a thematic group exhibition of work that includes and/or is based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, October 18 – November 11, 2017 and is open for entry to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/29zd75B OR [email protected]

September 03, 2017 – IMAGO GALLERY | ART OF PROTEST

12th Annual National Juried Exhibit: Art of Protest – IMAGO is seeking artworks created in all media that address ideas regarding protest. Style and materials can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity. IMAGO is not accepting video art or time-based works for this juried exhibit. Content of artwork is open to interpretation of the theme. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2rNVj30

September 08, 2017 – ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017

The contest is organised by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. Open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers of all ages. The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, challenging, original and beautiful, but most of all, pictures that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qwI4jr

September 08, 2017 – DRAWING | SHADES OF GRAY

Shades of Gray offers artists a chance to win recognition and have their work featured in Drawing magazine. The competition is open to all work created entirely in black, white, and gray in media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1TxbeFz

September 10, 2017 – CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, ALL CITYSCAPES CAGO

Announces a Call for Artists to Participate in the ALL Cityscapes Competition. Deadline is 08/12/2017 Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2017-cityscapes

September 10, 2017 – CRAFTBOSTON 2018 CALL FOR ENTRY

Presented by the nonprofit Society of Arts and Crafts, CraftBoston is among the premier juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft in the U.S. The twice-annual show features the most outstanding artists of our time, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber wearables, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood. Apply now! Application Fee. Details: 617-266-1810 OR http://www.societyofcrafts.org/craftboston OR [email protected]

September 12, 2017 – MANHATTAN ARTS CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT GRANTS

Funding is provided for projects in the performing, literary, media, and visual arts, ranging from folk/traditional forms to contemporary and socially-engaged artistic practices. Creative Engagement strongly supports the payment of artist fees. Grants are $750 to $8,000. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2sCpwCw

September 13, 2017 – THE CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Enter for your chance to exhibit in New York City! The Chelsea International Photography Competition is organized by Agora Gallery and features separate amateur and professional categories. With a distinguished panel of jurors and prizes valued at more than $55,000, it is an opportunity for photographers to introduce the world to their art! Entry Fee. Details: http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/photography OR [email protected]

September 13, 2017 – SMACK MELON | FALL 2017 EXHIBITION : UPROOT

The exhibition will form around curated artworks, artifacts, objects, mandates, proposals, performances, and public programs. In collaboration with curators, collectives, and artists we will directly consider artwork and public programs that address: social justice issues, earth justice issues, creative action, and the future of the arts. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uWMeBM

September 15, 2017 – GRANTS

The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund invites grant applications from visual artists who are aged 40 years and over and who live within 150 miles of Washington, DC. Artists working in performance, video, and film are not eligible for Bader Fund grants. To download an application form, visit the Bader Fund website. In 2016, the Bader Fund awarded seven grants totaling $105,000. No Entry Fee. Details: 202-288-4608 OR http://www.baderfund.org OR [email protected]

September 17, 2017 – CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS! 2017 FOG FEST PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Get ready now to enter your photos in the 2017 Fog Fest Photography Contest, coordinated by Sanchez Art Center in partnership with the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce. Four divisions provide you the opportunity to select an area that best fits your photographic interest and style. The divisions are: 1) Pacifica’s 60th Birthday!; 2) Our Natural Environment 3) Flora & Fauna 4) Black & White. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/1Q5W07t OR [email protected]

September 18, 2017 – INFRARED: THE INVISIBLE MADE VISIBLE

Use the invisible spectrum in new or interesting ways. Photographs can be made with infrared film, digital cameras that have been converted, or non-converted digital cameras using filters — all of which capture infrared light. All genres of infrared photography are welcome: portraiture, landscapes, nature, structures, urban scenes and abstracts. Entry Fee. Details: 802-388-4500 OR http://photoplacegallery.com/infrared-invisible-made-visible OR [email protected]

September 18, 2017 – AC GALLERY | “LUMINOUS” NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

We are seeking work that captures the elusive magic of the word, “luminous.” How do you depict a glowing from within, that which reflects light, or something illuminated or bathed in light? Subjects may encompass the brightness of a celestial object, eyes glowing with love, an ardent heart, a halo of light, radiant power, sparkling, glistening, incandescent. Surprise us with your interpretation. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2sz0EZk

September 20, 2017 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The gallery invites photographers, worldwide, to submit their best work using analog, digital, digital manipulation and/or any alternative processes for a group exhibition on the Fusion Art website. For this open, no theme, competition all photographers over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to enter. Cash prizes and worldwide publicity and promotion for winners. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2uZX8qe OR [email protected]

September 22, 2017 – PAPERWEST. NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER JURIED EXHIBITION

Juror: Willie Cole. All artists (18 years and older) residing in the USA are eligible to enter up to 3 original works that are either constructed from paper, or utilize a paper support. Works in Book Arts, Collage, Digital Prints, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking (including Monoprints) and 3D Paper Works are eligible. Works must have been completed in the last two years. Entry Fee. Details: 801-581-8677 OR http://collegeoffineartsuniversityofutah.submittable.com/submit/89984/paper-west-2017 OR [email protected]

September 24, 2017 – “OUR WORLD IS KIND” PHOTO CONTEST

Science says that looking at kind images makes people happier, healthier and creates a more connected and kind world. You can help make the world a better place through your photography. Take a picture of kindness where ever you see it and enter the Envision Kindness 2017 Photo Contest: Our World is Kind. Open to all photographers. With more than $1,300 in prizes, the contest is free to enter. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.envisionkindness.org/photocontest OR [email protected]

September 30, 2017 – 14TH ZEPTER INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD ARTZEPT 2017

Zepter International is announcing the 14th ARTZEPT design competition entitled: KITCHEN GADGETS. The kitchen has become the heart of home both as the place to enjoy everyday meals and as an area to whip up an extravagant feast. Unleash your imagination to create something extraordinary and spice up both “haute cuisine” and daily home food preparation. Entries can be submitted online. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2qpKTFs

September 30, 2017 – INTL BIENNIAL POSTER DESIGN

The competition is organised by Bodegas Terras Gauda, S.A., Spain. You may enter a maximum of 2 posters. Participant may base their entries on the theme of their choice, although ideally they will reflect corporate issues of the organising company, principally relating to its white wines of the Albariño variety Terras Gauda and Abadía de San Campio wines. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2pdXg2D

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 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]

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

City of Newport RFP for Mural Restoration and Renewal

City of Newport RFP for Mural Restoration Renewal ProjectCITY OF NEWPORT, OREGON REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

MURAL RESTORATION AND RENEWAL PROJECT

SUBMIT PROPOSAL TO:

Peggy Hawker, City Recorder/Special Projects Director

City of Newport

169 SW Coast Highway

Newport, Oregon 97365

Due Date: October 27, 2017 by 3:00 P.M., PDT

A. Proposer Entity

The City of Newport (“City”) is seeking an artist, or artist team, to restore various murals on public and private buildings in the city.This opportunity is open to artists with public art experience, with preference given to local artists, and those with verifiable mural creation or restoration experience.

The majority of the murals are located on Newport’s Historic Bayfront on private buildings. The city will enter into agreements with the private property owners to effect the restoration of murals on private buildings.

B. Intent

The murals that dot the city, and particularly Newport’s Historic Bayfront, are viewed and enjoyed by residents and visitors, and represent a part of the cultural history of the city. Some of the murals are showing the effects of coastal weather and age, and the goal is to restore the murals as time, funding, and artist availability permits.

C. Overview

The City of Newport is a prime tourist destination and the population center of the Central Oregon Coast. Newport is the county seat of Lincoln County, and houses the offices of several federal and state agencies, including a major Coast Guard station, Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, NOAA’s Pacific Marine Operations Center, the Oregon State Police, Oregon DMV, and Oregon Employment Division offices. The city is home to the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, and the main campus of the Oregon Coast Community College. OCCC is a premier educational institution and unique in its aquarist program. Its aquarist graduates are working in aquarium and research facilities throughout the country. Newport has a population of more than 10,000.

The Yaquina River flows into the Pacific Ocean through Newport’s Yaquina Bay. Newport is home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, one of the country’s premier aquariums. A substantial commercial fishing fleet calls Newport home, as do several marine research vessels and a large number of private boats docked in marinas around the Bayfront. Newport is one of three deep-water ports on the Oregon Coast. Tonnage of shipping is second behind Coos Bay.

Newport has often been described as the most authentic city on the entire Oregon Coast. The city boasts numerous fine shops, restaurants, galleries, lodging establishments, and endless outdoor recreational opportunities.

Proximity to Portland and the Willamette Valley provides a strong tourism base, and the mid-latitude of Oregon provides moderate rainfall during the winter and spring months, and mild temperatures.

D. Source of Funds and Budget

The City of Newport has budgeted funds for mural restoration. There is currently approximately $10,000 in the mural restoration budget. Budgets are adopted each fiscal year (July 1 to June 30), but no guarantees are made for funding in subsequent years.

E. Scope of Work

The Public Arts Committee will determine the order in which the murals will be restored.

F. Application Process

The application is a three phase process.

1. Phase One: Application

The Percent for the Arts Committee will review the proposals from mural artists. The artists selected for Phase Two will be chosen based on the selection criteria delineated in H. of this document. Artists or artist teams selected to continue the process will be notified by e-mail.

2. Phase Two: Interview of Proposers

The Public Arts Committee will conduct formal interviews with the mural artists selected in Phase One. The artist or artist team is required to attend the formal interviews in person or via Skype.

3. Phase Three: Final Notification of Selection

The Public Arts Committee will recommend a proposer to the City Council. The successful proposer will be commissioned to restore selected murals. The proposer will be required to enter into a contract with the city for the restoration work.

G. Eligibility

Public Arts Committee, members of the Percent for the Arts Committee, and employees of the City of Newport, are ineligible.

It is preferred that artists have experience working within the public process in public settings, and have specific mural experience.

The selected artist, or artist team, will be required to provide liability, property damage, and workers compensation insurance while working on the murals.

The selected artist, or artist team, will be required to obtain a City of Newport business license.

If the selected artist, or artist team, does business, provides services, or operates as a corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company, or under an assumed business name, satisfactory evidence of such status must be supplied to the City of Newport.

H. Selection Criteria

1. Professional qualifications

2. Proven artistic merit

3. Body of work

4. Experience working within the public process

5. Demonstrated muralist work

6. Prior mural restoration work helpful

7. Proven capacity to deliver the project requirements on time and within budget

8. Budget detail

9. Geographic preference, in this order: Lincoln County in Oregon, State of Oregon, the NW Coastal area (including Oregon, Washington and Northern California). The artist, or artist team, reside, have artwork in or use fabricators from these areas.

I. Additional Information

Questions and requests for additional information should be directed to Peggy Hawker, City Recorder/Special Projects Director, City of Newport, 541.574.0613 or [email protected].

1. The Public Arts Committee reserve the right to accept or reject any and all proposals or re-open the selection process or commission an artist, or artist team, through another process.

2. Artists submitting qualifications and subsequent concept proposals for review will receive electronic notification of the results of the selection process.

3. Submitting an application does not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

4. Materials submitted will not be returned to the artist/s.

5. The final approval of the commission for art will be made by the Newport City Council.

K. How to Apply

All submittal requirements must contain page numbers and include the following items in the order listed below. The qualifications package will not be considered if incomplete.

1. Letter of interest: no more than one page in length, which explains your interest in the project. Include your name, address, phone number(s) and web site, if available.

2. Artist’s Statement: no more than one page in length, describing your work.

3. Current Resume: if submitting as a team, an individual resume must be submitted for each team member. Resume/s should reflect artist/s’ experience in designing, fabricating, and installing artwork in outdoor and public settings.

4. References: at least three professional references with a familiar knowledge of your work and working methods in public settings. The list must include the reference’s name, title, agency/business, complete address, e-mail address, and phone numbers.

5. Images of work: no more than ten images of relevant work samples must be included in the pdf document (no separate jpeg images). Artists applying as a team must submit work samples from each individual artist’s work.

6. The artist may include up to three selections of supportive materials such as reviews, news articles, and other related information.

7. Submit one copy of the proposal via e-mail to Peggy Hawker, at [email protected], by 3:00 P.M., PDT, on October 27, 2017. The subject line of the e-mail should read, “Mural Restoration Proposal.”All submitters will receive an e-mail confirmation of the receipt. Late applications will not be considered.

L. Contract Term

The term of the contract with the successful proposer shall be negotiated based upon the amount of time that the artist/artist team believes is needed for completion of the proposed artwork.

M. Deadline for Submission of Proposals

The proposals must be received by 3:00 P.M., PDT, on Friday, October 27, 2017. Proposals must be e-mailed to: Peggy Hawker, at [email protected].

Timely submission of proposals is the sole responsibility of the proposer. The city reserves the right to determine the timeliness of all submissions. Late proposals will not be accepted. All proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

N. General RFP and City Contract Information

The following terms and conditions apply to the agreement entered into between the successful artist/artist team and the City of Newport:

1. Budget

 

The award amount for all the artwork shall not exceed the budgeted funds of approximately $10,000, and will include artist fees, travel, and all costs associated with the restoration of the murals (e.g., scaffolding, ladders, or apparatuses).

2. Laws and Policies

In the performance of the creation of the artwork, the selected successful proposer shall abide by and conform to all applicable laws and rules of the United States, State of Oregon, and the City of Newport.

3. Costs Incurred by Proposers

All costs of proposal preparation shall be the responsibility of the proposer. The city shall not, in any event, be liable for any pre-contractual expenses incurred by proposers in the preparation and/or submission of the proposals. Proposals shall not include any such expenses as part of the proposed budget.

4. General City Reservations

City reserves the right to extend the submission deadline should this be in the best interest of the city. Proposers have the right to revise their proposals in the event that the deadline is extended.

The city reserves the right to withdraw this RFP at any time, and will notify proposers that the solicitation has been canceled. The city makes no representation that any contract will be awarded to any proposer responding to the RFP. The city reserves the right to reject any or all submissions.

If in city’s judgment, an inadequate number of proposals are received or the proposals received are deemed non-responsive, not qualified, or not cost effective, the city may, at its sole discretion, reissue the RFP, or to cancel this solicitation.

City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any minor informality when to do so would be advantageous to the city.

5. Termination

Any contract awarded pursuant to this RFP may be terminated by the city, with or without cause, upon 60 days prior written notification by the city to the successful proposer.

6. Proposer’s Contact for Information

Proposers may contact Peggy Hawker, City Recorder/Special Projects Director, with any questions regarding this RFP at:

Peggy Hawker, City Recorder/Special Projects Director

City of Newport

169 SW Coast Highway

Newport, Oregon 97365

541.574.0613

[email protected]

The Exposure Photography Award Call for Entries


The final deadline for The Exposure Award is 8/10.


Exposure logo

Photo by Jarod Lew

FINAL DEADLINE: 08.10.17

One submission, two awards that include up to $7,500 cash, gift cards to B&H up to $1,000 and much more.

The Exposure Award 2017 comprises The Exposure Award (granted by our jury panel) and The Vox Populi Award (selected by public vote). Enter your work at exposureaward.com by 8/10 for a shot at cash, gift cards and an exhibition at PhotoPlus Expo in the Javits Center in NYC from October 26-28, 2017.

decoration THE AWARDS

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR TWO AWARDS

THE EXPOSURE AWARD
The Exposure Award is granted by our jury panel.

$7,500 cash grant

A feature in PDN magazine

An exhibition at PhotoPlus Expo, Javits Center, NYC October 26-28 2017

A $1,000 B&H Gift Card

International publicity via PHOTO+ social reach of over 1,000,000

THE VOX POPULI AWARD
The Vox Populi Award is selected by public vote.

$1,000 cash grant

A $500 B&H Gift Card

SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS