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Call For Artists – City of Grants Pass Art in Motion

Greetings to all Artists!

It’s time to send in your favorite art pictures for the next round of Art in Motion. This has been a successful way for artist to show off their “wares” on the side of the JCT Bus that runs up and down 6th and 7th Street in Grants Pass.

Thanks to our generous sponsor Republic Service, courtesy of JCT Bus, and the Committee on Public Art (CoPA), we are looking for pictures of art for the next run starting in March. Please send in your submissions by January 31st. *Details are attached. Please share widely!

It’s time to send in your favorite art pictures for the next round of Art in Motion. This has been a successful way for artist to show off their “wares” on the side of the JCT Bus that runs up and down 6th and 7th Street in Grants Pass.     Thanks to our generous sponsor Republic Service, courtesy of JCT Bus, and the Committee on Public Art (CoPA), we are looking for pictures of art for the next run starting in March. Please send in your submissions by January 31st. *Details are attached. Please share widely!     *Bus displayed is not the one currently in motion.  Kind Regards,  Susan     Susan Seereiter  Business Advocate  www.grantspassoregon.gov  (541) 450-6014 (Direct)

*Bus displayed is not the one currently in motion.

Kind Regards,

Susan

 

Susan Seereiter

Business Advocate

www.grantspassoregon.gov

(541) 450-6014 (Direct)

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   Art in Motion

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 side 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 from March through July 2020, and the second from August through December 2020.  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 artist 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 copy 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 will not be returned.)

2.  A hard copy printout of your contact information with 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
Tclear and professionally presented.T

  • Images UmustU 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: CoPA, the City of Grants Pass Committee on Public Art. Exhibitors will be selected based on originality, art concept and artistic quality. An effort will be made to represent a broad diversity of styles, media and disciplines.

  • CoPA may, at it’s sole discretion, crop or use a fragment of original art to best fit the parameters on the bus display and to increase impact.
  • Artist’s name and title of work will accompany the submission once selected and reproduced. Artist will be notified of selection before placement.

Mail or hand deliver submissions to:

Grants Pass City Hall

101 NW “A” Street

Grants Pass, OR 97526

Attn. CoPA

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:   Friday, January 31, 2020 by 3:00 PM.

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


Artist’s Contact Information


Name (Last, First) ____________________________________________________________

Mailing Address______________________________________________________________

City / State / Zip ______________________________________________________________

Daytime Phone ______________________________________________________________

Email_______________________________________________________________________

Artist’s Website_______________________________________________________________

Artist Statement (related to the work submitted)

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Inventory of Images

Entry 1

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 2

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 3

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

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Entry 4

Title of Work _________________________________________________

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Entry 5 (optional)

Title of Work _________________________________________________

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Entry 6 (optional)

Title of Work _________________________________________________

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A Call for Artist Participation – Alley Beautification in Grants Pass

Greetings Artists and Community Members,

The City of Grants Pass and the Committee on Public Art (CoPA) is seeking an artist to work with the CoPA Sub-Committee to transform one of the Historical Downtown Alleyways.

        Alley Beautification Call for Artist Participation

Prospectus:

The City of Grants Pass is investing in the transformation of select alleyways downtown into usable and enjoyed public spaces. The Alley Beautification project furthers the City’s goal of creating a vibrant commercial district by enhancing downtown activities and safe spaces. In this project, the selected artist will have the support of the City’s Committee on Public Arts (CoPA) to survey key stakeholders and design site-specific art installation(s) for the selected alleyway. The artist will be asked to create work(s) that create a sense of play and invoke interaction from the public, while also respecting placement within the City’s Historic District.  The Alley Beautification project is commissioned by the City of Grants Pass with a budget of $20K. Deadline for this Call for Artist is March 6, 2020. While local creators may be given preference, there is no geographic eligibility requirement to apply.

Project Description: 

The Alley Beautification project is a commission of new work(s), where the artist is the creator.  The artist will have the support of the City’s Committee on Public Art (CoPA) to survey interests of key stakeholders to design and create one or more works of public art for the Osprey Alley. The project will be overseen by CoPA with final authority given to City Council. Key stakeholders include business owners adjacent to the alley and the City’s Historic Building & Sites Commission. The Osprey Alley is the first in a series of alleyways to be developed. 

Location: 

The Osprey Alley is located between 6th and 5th streets and parallel to H and I streets. As this site is within the City’s Historic District, no permanent changes can be made to surrounding buildings, and color palette may be limited (i.e. No neon colors).  There is some existing landscaping in the alley, as well as one existing lamppost and temporary hanging lights. Vehicles bringing supplies to adjacent businesses intermittently need access to a portion of the alley.  Additional engineering and architectural information available as needed. There have been no decisions other than details listed above on the use of the space.

The Osprey Alley is open to the public and can be used as a corridor between 6th street and the Osprey parking lot, a public parking lot which itself features a public art work of a nested osprey.  This alley, most central of alleys under consideration for the Alley Beautification project, is adjacent to many trendy restaurants, bars and venues that draw heavy foot traffic. While the alley is lightly landscaped, the City has found the landscaping insufficient to draw the attention and use of the space by the public.  The Alley can be described as made of two sections: 1) a non-vehicle accessible portion (closer to 6th Street) containing light landscaping and insulated on either side by the brick siding of neighboring businesses, 2) a vehicle accessible portion (closer to 5th Street) with business on one side and open on the other. 

Criteria:

For the Osprey Alley we are looking for work(s) that create a sense of play and cause the public to interact with the space and/or others, while also respecting placement within the City’s Historic District.  Specifically, we are looking for work(s) that cause the public to: 1) pause, enter and look deeply at the space, 2) engage and/or play in the space, and 3) record their presence in the space with a unique image (selfie).

This is a call for artist qualifications. This is not a Request for Proposals. Please do not submit specific proposals for the Osprey Alley or the Alley Beautification project.  Please ensure full contact information is included with application.

Budget:

The budget for this project is $20K and includes artist’s fees, engineering, materials, fabrication, transportation, and installation. Budget does not include travel, insurance, taxes, studio overhead, and miscellaneous items.

Artist Eligibility:

Local artist, artist teams, as well as students are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements:

Please email or mail all the following with your application:

  1. Statement of Interest: In 800 words or less, introduce yourself and describe your specific interest in the project, your potential approach to the project or creating public art, and any past relevant experience.
  2. Resume or short biography
  3. Visuals Support Materials: 3-10 images depicting previous work. Visual support materials can include digital images, slides, videos, CDs, or prints.
  4. Annotated List: The annotated list allows you to describe the visual support material and should include description, material, location, budget, client or commissioning organization, and any other relevant project information.

Deadline:

All applications must be received by 3:00 P.M. on March 6, 2020. Applications received after this date cannot be guaranteed review.  Please submit all required application materials by emailing [email protected], with the subject line Alley Beautification Application, or mail to:

C/O Susan Seereiter, Business Advocate

City of Grants Pass

101 NW A Street

Grants Pass, OR 97526

Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by the City’s Committee on Public Arts (CoPA). CoPA was formed in 2002 to promote and develop visual arts, performing arts and art education in Grants Pass. The Committee is made of community members volunteering to advise the City Council of the development of partnerships and coordination of themes and approaches to the arts, along with recommendations to the City Council for methods to induce investments in public arts.

After initial review of applications Up to four finalists will be selected and may be requested to interview with the Committee or a subset of members. Travel expenses are not covered for finalists selected to interview, and a teleconference can be provided. Final selection will receive approval by the City Council upon CoPA’s recommendation.

Interviews will start after March 10, 2020. You will be contacted after this date.

Selection Criteria:

  • evidence of innovative thinking in designing spaces for public art
  • ability to work with community members and respond to their concerns
  • ability to work within the constraints of city codes and requirements

For questions, contact Susan Seereiter, Business Advocate City of Grants Pass at (541) 450-6014 [email protected]

Kind Regards,

Susan

Susan Seereiter

Business Advocate

www.grantspassoregon.gov

(541) 450-6014 (Direct)

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Art du Jour’s Winter Wonderland Exhibit on Display

Art du Jour Gallery
213 E. Main Street
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 770-3190
OPEN Tues – Sat., 10AM – 4PM
Art du Jour Gallery's December feature wall is a collaboration of winter celebration by participating artist members. Roy Musitelli photo 12-4-19

Art du Jour Gallery’s December feature wall is a collaboration of winter celebration by participating artist members. Roy Musitelli photo 12-4-19

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford continues it’s seasonal exhibit with a celebration of our winter season.  For Third Friday (December 20th, 5pm-8pm) we are planning a special Christmas event presented by harpist Kathy Yeoman and accompanied by vocalist Lynn Kunstman.  Please go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for any further updates.

Winter Wonderland Exhibit on Display Through Christmas

Our artists let their collective imaginations go free for this combined exhibit by participating AdJ members in offering our own visual representation of “Winter Wonderland”.   We wish to take this time to thank our friends of the gallery for their support in 2019, and extend a warm invitation to the entire community to help us celebrate this magical time of the year on Third Friday.

Guest Artist Nancy Graham Returns to Help Art du Jour Usher in a New Year

Nancy Graham has always been passionate about art in all its forms and styles, as evidenced by the variety of subjects she likes to paint and the varied approach to each.  She was always encouraged by her mother, who was a well-known artist in California and an art instructor at Dominican College in San Rafael a number of years ago.  She paints only with watercolor these days and her current passion is teaching watercolor at Scrappy Craft in Phoenix, where her classes remain full year around. She tells us that the real thrill comes from the delight her students find when the composition comes together and there’s a sudden spurt of confidence. She pushes strong value shifts of light and dark, telling her students over and over, “The deeper the shadows, the stronger the light will be”.

Nancy Graham exhibit at Art du Jour December 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

While teaching that there is more to a successful piece of art than the basic fundamentals of art theory, she likes to experiment with a variety of styles and approaches as evidenced by the selection of pieces that will be showing during December and January. Florals, landscapes, abstracts, still lifes and even a motorcycle engine are the subjects she’s chosen to show.  She’s always excited to try something new,  and is challenged by the possibilities that watercolor brings to her artwork.  However, if one were to ask her what she likes to do best, she’d probably reply that she loves to paint the “close-ups” where she can use her small brushes to bring out the finest details of her subjects.

Nancy holds a secondary teaching credential and art degree from UC Davis, and is a member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists, the Rogue Gallery, a past President of the Josephine County Artists Association and a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

Support the Arts in Medford by Becoming a Patron Member

Though we continue actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our co-operative and display their work to the Medford community, we also love our Patron Members Membership who help keep our doors open. Ask any gallery member or contact us by email at [email protected]. Log into our website (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

We are also holding a raffle this month for a beautiful insulated picnic basket to be raffled off during this months’ Third Friday. The winner does not need to be present to claim their prize. Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

Harpist Kathy Yoeman at AdJ Gallery. Roy Musitelli photo 3-15-2019

Woman Made Gallery Call For Art- Two Exhibitions in 2020

Suffra-Jettes
Exhibition Dates: March 13 – April 4, 2020
Entry Due Date: December 21, 2019
Notification: Week of January 14, 2020
Juror: Candace Hunter

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

Exhibition Description: It’s been 100 years since women were given the right to vote in the United States. In this exhibition, WMG is soliciting work by female identified artists who represent the experience of being a woman and the nuanced (and overt) ways that being female supports or subverts your daily life.  Artwork should reflect your narrative experience – your story of being female.  We’re searching for a variety of voices to share triumphs and setbacks that highlight gains made or what is missing in our society in terms of equality between the sexes. What is your story and how is it woven into a struggle for equality over 100 years old that has only definitively delivered the right to vote?

We encourage entries of recent works in all media, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Applicants should submit a general artist’s statement. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected].

Juror | Curator: Candace Hunter
Candace Hunter is a Visual Artist, Culture Writer, Curator, and Water Rights Activist. She creates collage, paintings, and installations that often interweave text. She tells stories through the use of appropriated materials from popular magazines, vintage maps, and resourced materials, offering them back to the viewer with a sense of history and admiration of the beautiful. Her mixed media artworks are sometimes applause and sometimes ranting about the effects of politics and history. By squaring off the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, she absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal story-telling is important as an act of meditation and mediation.

The untold stories of enslaved peoples, of women fighting for potable water, of children who never made it home for dinner and never would again, of men sitting on death row, and of the girls of Chibok, are just some of the stories that Candace yearns to tell visually.

As plainly as the Speculative Fiction writer, Octavia Butler wrote, “I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell”, and, like Octavia, she is compelled to “write” these stories in color and shape and form. Visit https://chleeart.com/ for more information.

Banner Image: Dorothy Straughter, Giovanna Aguirre-Peresson and Cynthia Kerby installing their work for the Truth as a Contested Concept exhibition.

Image: Artwork by Candace Hunter

Process and Material
Exhibition Dates: April 17 – May 9, 2020
Entry Due Date: January 29, 2020
Notification: Week of February 25, 2020
Juror: Yoonshin Park

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

Exhibition Description: Oftentimes, artists pursue their unparalleled originality and one of a kind making process through their own inventive and unique adaptations of traditional techniques. The processes reflect the artists’ insights and experiences in creation, and it becomes a work of art itself. Other times, everyday objects and raw elements can challenge many makers to push the boundaries of the common perception and expectation of the material. It is also through the artists’ eyes that we see the hidden potential of the material.

Open to all artists, Woman Made Gallery is inviting artwork that is either made with unique materials, and/or unconventional methods of application. This exhibition will highlight both the artists’ innovative applications in fabrication, and pioneering approaches to the materials to cultivate the communication between each artist’s creative practice and their experimentation with the materials’ limit. All submissions should include a brief statement that includes details on material and process.

We like to receive entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected].

Juror | Curator: Yoonshin Park
Yoonshin Park is working with sculptural papers, artist books, and installation. Her main media concentration is pulp, paper and artist books. Her interest in comprehensive process of paper making and book binding caters her work to encompass various elements woven into complete objects. She received her M.A. and M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She was born in Seoul, Korea and currently resides in Chicago, IL Visit https://www.yoonshinpark.com/ for more information.

Image: Artwork (detail) by Yoonshin Park

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

YOUR DONATIONS HELP MAKE WMG’S EXHIBITIONS AND PROGRAMS POSSIBLE!
Woman Made Gallery is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; The Illinois Arts Council Agency; a major anonymous donor; and the generosity of its members and contributors.

Art Du Jour December 2019 Newsletter

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November 2019 Art Deadlines List- Call for Art!

Calls to Artists:

December 30, 2019 – SPLASH 22

Showcase your talent by entering this exciting competition, brought to you by Artists Network. We have dedicated the 22nd edition of Splash to The Creative Spark! Top award winners will be published in a special edition of Watercolor Artist magazine. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wPDCzU

December 02, 2019 – LACDA “SNAP TO GRID” OPEN CALL, EVERY ENTRY SHOWN!

The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art seeks artists for an un-juried international exhibit featuring digital art and photography December 12, 2019-January 4, 2020. All entries will be printed (8.5“x11” on heavyweight paper) and shown in the gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit JPEG files of original work. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2CI03Kz

November 30, 2019 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2019

Deadline Extended – This is the 28th annual competition for gallery exhibition and “Artists of the Decade Publication Award.” This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of “Emerging Artists.” The exhibition will be held March 5 – 28, 2020 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2MOkrkc OR [email protected]

November 22, 2019 – CHAOS: AN INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR WORKS OF ART

The Cincinnati based non-profit arts organization and gallery, Manifest, invites visual artists to submit works about chaos, disorder or displacement. Artists are encouraged to take a broadly creative view in interpreting the theme. Submissions can range from the most traditional realism to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. $40 for up to FOUR entries. $5 per each additional entry. Entry Fee. Details: 513-861-3638 OR http://www.manifestgallery.org/chaos OR [email protected]

November 25, 2019 – PHOTOGRAPHIC CALL FOR ENTRY “SMALL WORKS”

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme “small works” to A Smith Gallery. Any photographic medium including digital, alternative process, mixed media and 3D are acceptable. Any subject matter is acceptable. The only rule….the maximum dimension of finished piece can be no larger than 12” on the longest side. Kevin Tully, A Smith Gallery co-director, is the juror. Entry Fee. Details: 512-422-4080 OR http://asmithgallery.com/main-gallery-call-for-entry OR [email protected]

November 25, 2019 – POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE 2020

PFTE is one of our most important fundraisers of the year, and its success will allow us to produce important art activism projects in 2020. By participating, artists support our mission, enabling us to produce AIDS-focused contemporary art programs and provide supplies and assistance to artists living with HIV/AIDS, many of whom are unable to continue producing work without such support. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2pGsANy

November 26, 2019 – CALL FOR ART | 9TH ANNUAL NATURE ONLINE ART COMPETITION

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 9th Annual “Nature” Online Juried Art Competition. The “Nature” theme is the artist’s depiction of nature art. Nature subjects include geographical subjects, landscapes, natural objects, wildlife and natural environments. Early entry and art student discounts. Winners receive extensive worldwide promotion. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/31lkvuC OR [email protected]

November 28, 2019 – ANDREU WORLD CONTEST 2019

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

November 30, 2019 – FISH SHORT STORY PRIZE

Top ten stories will be published in the FISH ANTHOLOGY 2020. 1st: €3,000 plus 5 day Short Story Workshop at the West Cork Literary Festival. 2nd: A week at Anam Cara Writers’ Retreat and €300. 3rd: €300. 7 Honourable Mentions €200 each. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2NIljGW

November 30, 2019 – INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION NORDART 2020

The NordArt is an annual international exhibition of visual arts in Büdelsdorf, Germany, organized by Kunstwerk Carlshütte. This is one of the largest juried exhibition of contemporary art in Europe, representing all facets of visual arts (painting, sculpture, installation, photo, etc.). No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2kDaJVs

November 30, 2019 – NORTH CHARLESTON CITY GALLERY APPLICATIONS OPEN 2020 2021

Established and emerging professional visual artists creating two-dimensional or wall-hung three-dimensional works are invited to apply individually or with a group to exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery. Exhibitions are rotated on a monthly basis and may feature two or more artists concurrently. A Review Panel will evaluate and select exhibits in December 2019 for FY July 2020-June 2021. No Entry Fee. Details: 843-740-5854 OR http://bitly.com/2iTaHaP OR [email protected]

November 30, 2019 – 17TH ANNUAL SMITHSONIAN.COM PHOTO CONTEST

The contest is organized by Smithsonian.com magazine. What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Our 17th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2XvkMdb

December 01, 2019 – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ONLINE ART COMPETITION, OPEN/NO THEME

No Theme art competition opens November 7, 2019 and closes December 1, 2019. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition will be held December 3 through January 2, 2020. Awards will be given along with competition collateral. Winners will be announced on December 17, 2019. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 OR http://tinyurl.com/2019-Open-Theme OR [email protected]

December 4, 2019 – WASSAIC PROJECT 2020 SUMMER RESIDENCY OPEN CALL

The Wassaic Project accepts 1 – 6 month proposals for our Summer Residency program and Family Residency program (May through October). For emerging and professional artists, writers and other creatives. Housed in historic, landmark buildings, the residency program offers nine artists each month the opportunity to live and work in the heart of a rural community. Details: http://www.wassaicproject.org/artists/summer-residency OR [email protected]

December 07, 2019 – 8TH ANNUAL INFECTED BY ART IMAGINATIVE REALISM COMPETITION

We offer $3,000 in cash prizes and publication in our upcoming Compilation Art Book – Infected by Art Volume 8. Artworks voted on by our jury will be selected for the book. We are looking for the very best in Imaginative Realism artworks, i.e. science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc. Traditional and Digital painting, Drawing and Sculpture are all acceptable mediums. Open to All Artists. Entry Fee. Details: 440-463-7240 OR http://bit.ly/ib8entry OR [email protected]

December 09, 2019 – NOBROW SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Our theme is ‘The Censor’. You can interpret this in any way you wish – it could represent censoring of the past, present and future; the self; the state; or the effects of censorship on everyday life. As a provocation we hope our theme can provide a rich vein of storytelling inspiration for anyone wishing to take part in the competition. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2lc9I79

December 11, 2019 – BGGALLERY | ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (ONLINE EXHIBIT)

An exhibit of artworks depicting clothing and wearable objects. Examples: hats, shoes, dresses, gloves purses, belts watches, ect. Any medium including sculpture is eligible. 50/50 split. No Entry Fee. Details:

December 12, 2019 – WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2020

The competition is organised by the Natural History Museum in London. Wildlife Photographer of the Year calls on photographers worldwide to put nature in the frame. Whether you’re young, old, professional or amateur, we’d like to see work that raises awareness of the beauty and fragility of the natural world. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2P6H9EH

December 16, 2019 – WELLCOME PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE 2020

The Wellcome Photography Prize is a competition run by the Wellcome Trust. Whether you are a professional, student or amateur photographer, you’re invited to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020, which celebrates compelling imagery that will encourage conversations about the health challenges of our time. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2pIQF65

December 19, 2019 – DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 4 TO 8, 2020: DEADLINE

Film and screen arts projects incl.: creative spectrum of animation formats; films that appeal to the child in all of us; horror night: documentary (long and short format); art films, interactive films and web series pilots. Dedicated high school film competition. International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2020. Submit at FILMFREEWAY
Entry Fee. Details: 202-338-1198 OR http://filmfreeway.com/DCIndependentFilmFestival OR [email protected]

December 27, 2019 – CALL FOR ART | 9TH ANNUAL ALL WOMEN ONLINE ART COMPETITION

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 9th Annual “All Women” Online Juried Art Competition. The gallery invites entries from women artists only, working in any media, regardless of where they reside. There is No Theme for this art competition. Early entry and art student discounts. Winners receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2q1rrAs OR [email protected]

December 31, 2019 – SHINING A LIGHT INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

As 2020 is the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the United States’ 19th amendment and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the Muhammad Ali Center is commemorating this occasion with Women’s Fight for the Right, in hopes that it will honor the women around the world who have fought and continue to fight for the right to vote without bias, discrimination, violence, and fear. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2mbXVWw

December 31, 2019 – LAS VEGAS LITTLE THEATRE ANNUAL NEW WORKS COMPETITION

All plays must be full length (90 minutes or more). No musicals, please. Plays must have no more than eight actors. Ideally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18 – 30. First prize production of the play in the Fischer Black Box in May plus $150. Second prize $75. Third prize $50. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.lvlt.org/newworks

January 06, 2020 – INTERNATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST “YOUTH EYES ON THE SILK ROADS”

The Silk Roads are an expansive region composed of a network of maritime and land routes. Originating in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia the Silk Roads cross the Central Asian sub-continent, the Russian steppe, the Iranian and Anatolian plateaus, and the Arabian Peninsula. They also stretch through North Africa and Northeast Africa, from Tanzania to Morocco. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2W1c0DU

January 6, 2020 – BUILD YOUR LA COLLECTOR LIST: SUPERFINE! ART FAIR | LA 2020

Level up your career. Learn how to build sales and a collector list from our marketing experts. Curate to sell with our friendly guidelines, and meet your next collectors at Superfine! | LA 2020. Location: The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Fair dates: February 6 – 9, 2020 Booths are selling quickly, so we recommend applying before the deadline! Application Fee. Details: http://superfine.world/before-you-apply

January 08, 2020 – SHE: AN EXPRESSION OF WOMANHOOD CALLS FOR ENTRIES

She: an expression of womanhood focuses on the theme of women in art, as creators, innovators, consumers, and subject matter. In an era of multiplying female voices, world-wide political movements, and fluid gender roles and identities, this exhibit invites artists to dive into the vast and often contentious conversation about the meaning of she. Entry Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://annmariegarden.wufoo.com/forms/she-an-expression-of-womanhood OR [email protected]

January 13, 2020 – LENS 2020 INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

Photographers are invited to submit work for possible inclusion in the exhibition. All subject matter and photographic processes are welcome. Artists are invited to submit up to five photographic images in JPEG form. Images must have been created within the past five years. JUROR: CATHERINE EDELMAN, Owner and Director, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago Entry Fee. Details: 224-200-1155 OR http://bit.ly/2MF5a3U OR [email protected]

January 14, 2020 – SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2020

The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions: • Professional competition All entrants must be over 18. • Open competition The competition is open to anyone. • Youth competition Photographers aged 12-19 are set monthly challenges. • Student competition The competition is open to all students of photography. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2gaxoRd

January 15, 2020 – HEKTOEN INTERNATIONAL WRITING CONTEST

Hektoen International, an online journal of medical humanities, has launched an international essay writing competition. This year’s theme is Blood. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2kHiIks

January 15, 2020 – I LIKE YOUR WORK WINTER ONLINE EXHIBITION

Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work for consideration to our February 2020 Online Exhibition juried by the artist & curator Kirstin Lamb. I Like Your Work is a platform that works to share information, interviews and create opportunities for artists.All submissions will be considered to be featured on social media and podcast interviews. Entry Fee. Details: 740-680-2283 OR http://www.ilikeyourworkpodcast.com/submitwork OR [email protected]

January 17, 2020 – THE BOOK ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION 2020

Entrants are asked to submit three illustrations for Love Poems, selected and edited by Imtiaz Dharker. Love Poems, selected and edited by Imtiaz Dharker, is a brand-new anthology of love poetry ranging through time and across cultures. For this competition, we are asking you to illustrate three poems by Imtiaz Dharker, Emily Dickinson and John Donne. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2maFnWP

February 04, 2020 – ZEISS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2020

Epiphanies, inventions and transformations from the known to the unknown, we want to see something new. Submissions exploring the landscape, humans, science, political or economic changes, or even something more conceptual, are all welcome. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2RfsqsA

April 30, 2020 – NIKON SMALL WORLD COMPETITION 2020

The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope. There are two competitions: * Nikon Small World Contest * Nikon Small World In Motion Contest Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope. All types of light microscopy and specimens are acceptable. The use of Nikon equipment is not required. No Entry Fee. Details: http://fla.st/2MZyFQn
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Applications Open For 14th Edition of Arte Laguna Prize

Entries are open for the 14th edition of Arte Laguna Prize

In addition to the exhibition in Venice at the Arsenale, the contest lands in Moscow and the cash prizes increase

Open Call for the 14th Arte Laguna Prize

Applications are open for the fourteenth edition of Arte Laguna Prize, one of the most influential and longest-running competitions for emerging artists and designers. The Prize continues its mission of promoting creative talents through art residencies, exhibitions, festival participations and collaborations with companies and this year Arte Laguna has established an important new partnership with MMOMA – Moscow Museum of Modern Art, bringing to Moscow in 2021 a selection of over one hundred works.

With fourteen years of history the Prize, organized by the Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), gives artists the opportunity to join a huge network of collaborations worldwide, exhibit in the breathtaking location of the Arsenale of Venice, win cash prizes of a total amount of 40.000 euro and much more.

New this year is Arte Laguna World (https://artelaguna.world/) the contemporary art platform that connects artists to collectors and art professionals.

The new edition of Arte Laguna Prize renews the section dedicated to design, giving it a new interpretation that is more art-oriented and supported by Assarredo/ FederlegnoArredo: “Giving voice to art and its expressions is fundamental”, states Claudio Feltrin, President of Assarredo, “it allows us to maintain a link with our cultural roots, to which art draws, and helps us to build a bridge to the future, thanks to the work of young artists who propose new languages. Through the collaboration with MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art) in Venice, we want to support artistic projects capable of enhancing culture and design”.

The international jury, led by Igor Zanti, curator of the Prize since its first edition and director of IED Florence, will be composed of: Iwona Blazwick – director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London; Karel Boonzaaijer – designer, architect and professor at the German Universities Fachbereich Gestaltung and FH Aachen; Valentino Catricalà – contemporary art curator and art section director of the Maker Faire – The European Edition; Aldo Cibic – fundamental name of made in Italy design in the world; Erin Dziedzic – Chief Curator at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri; Zhao Li – professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and curator of the Chinese Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale; Riccardo Passoni – director of GAM – the Modern Art Gallery in Turin; Vasili Tsereteli – Director of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

The jury will select the best applications from the ten disciplines in the competition, which will be on display at the Arsenale Nord in Venice from March 21st to April 13th 2020. Among the exhibited works, the jury will identify four absolute winners who will win the cash prizes of 10,000 euro each.

The Prize obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic and is organized with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Veneto Region, the Municipality of Venice, the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, the European Institute of Design and FederlegnoArredo.

Artists and designers from all over the world can participate in the competition without any limitation, the applications must be submitted by November 27th 2019.

More information and the terms and conditions are available on www.artelagunaprize.com

Artist in Residence Prizes

A program of art residences in Italy and abroad to allow an artistic experience of growth in contact with a new environment or a new culture, to create new works and to participate in new activities in a multicultural environment. The residencies are assigned to six artists and are: Fabrica in Treviso, Gridchinhall in Moscow, Espronceda in Barcellona, Basu Foundation for the Arts in Kolkata, Farm Cultural Park in Favara (Sicily), Maradiva Cultural Residency in Mauritius.

Business for Art Prizes

Collaborations with companies in order to connect artists with entrepreneurs who see creativity as a form of communication and productive momentum. This year an artist Under25 from the painting section will win a € 2,500 prize and a collaboration with the Venetian company Majer; three artists will win a € 1000 prize each and spend a month at the Outofblue tourist facility in La Palma – Canary Islands, where they will have the task of enhancing the spaces with site-specific interventions.

Artist in Gallery Prizes

Organization of 2 exhibitions in international Art Galleries, including setting up, vernissage and catalogue. The venues are: Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister in Regensburg, Germany and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, United States.

Partecipation in Festivals and Group exhibitions

Selection of eleven artists for participation in collective events in Slovenia at Art Stays Festival and in Beijing with the events organized by Art Nova 100.

Sustainability and Art Prize dedicated to alluminium

The special prize with the CIAL consortium and Ca’ Foscari that rewards with 3,000 euros the best Reuse, Reduce, Recycle proposal for aluminum packaging recycling.

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Open Calls for Art- Hood River’s Columbia Center for the Arts 2020 Exhibitions

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Art Du Jour News – December 2019

Homeward Bound by Marilyn Zupan. Image courtesy of the artist

Homeward Bound by Marilyn Zupan. Image courtesy of the artist

Advance Release for December 2019:

Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford will continue it’s seasonal exhibit with a transition to winter.  For Third Friday (December 20th, 5pm-8pm) we are planning a special Christmas event presented by harpist Kathy Yeoman.  Please go to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ArtduJourGallery) for any further updates.

Guest Artist Nancy Graham Returns to Help Art du Jour Usher in a New Year

Nancy Graham has always been passionate about art in all its forms and styles, as evidenced by the variety of subjects she likes to paint and the varied approach to each.  She was always encouraged by her mother, who was a well-known artist in California and an art instructor at Dominican College in San Rafael a number of years ago.  She paints only with watercolor these days and her current passion is teaching watercolor at Scrappy Craft in Phoenix, where her classes remain full year around. She tells us that the real thrill comes from the delight her students find when the composition comes together and there’s a sudden spurt of confidence. She pushes strong value shifts of light and dark, telling her students over and over, “The deeper the shadows, the stronger the light will be”.

While teaching that there is more to a successful piece of art than the basic fundamentals of art theory, she likes to experiment with a variety of styles and approaches as evidenced by the selection of pieces that will be showing during December and January. Florals, landscapes, abstracts, still lifes and even a motorcycle engine are the subjects she’s chosen to show.  She’s always excited to try something new,  and is challenged by the possibilities that watercolor brings to her artwork.  However, if one were to ask her what she likes to do best, she’d probably reply that she loves to paint the “close-ups” where she can use her small brushes to bring out the finest details of her subjects.

Nancy holds a secondary teaching credential and art degree from UC Davis, and is a member of the Southern Oregon Society of Artists, the Rogue Gallery, a past President of the Josephine County Artists Association and a juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

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Nancy Graham exhibit at Art du Jour December 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

Featured Wall to Transition to a Winter Themed Exhibit

In the interest of keeping with our theme “Always Something New“, for December a combined exhibit by participating AdJ members will be offering a visual representation of “Winter Wonderland”.   Several of our members are anxious and ready to showcase their creative talents in recognition of this special time of year.

Calling All Rogue Valley Artists!!!

We continue actively seeking new artists living in the Rogue Valley region who would like to join our co-operative and display their work to the Medford community. Membership includes an active role in the Art in Bloom festival in May, as well as our monthly Third Friday event. Media to be juried for membership includes pottery, sculpture, photography and jewelry.  Contact the gallery by email at [email protected], or log into our website (www.artdujourgallery.com) for full membership information.

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

NAMI SO Announces Poster Contest for annual Mental Health Film Fest

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Oregon (NAMI SO) would like to announce an art contest for our poster for the next annual Mental Health Film Fest:
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Dear Artists:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Oregon (NAMI SO) would like to announce an art contest for our poster for the next annual Mental Health Film Fest:

NAMI SO Film Fest Poster artwork competition: as a fun way to involve the artists in our community, the NAMI SO Film Fest Committee wants to invite you to submit two-dimensional art pieces for consideration for the 2020 film fest poster! The winner will get to see their artwork all over Jackson and Josephine counties and will receive special mention in the programs and two tickets to Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2020 Season!

This is a great way to show how art is relevant to mental health. The composition should be easy-to-identify, somehow connecting with the theme of mental health, and it should be a positive message of hope, help and recovery. A big ask? Maybe. But so very important!

Artists who don’t make it onto the poster will still have the opportunity to display their artwork at the Film Fest event, May 2nd (in Ashland) and 3rd (Grants Pass)! This year, we will display art depicting anything to do with mental health, emotions, or images inspired by our mental health…stay tuned here for more on that as we get closer, but be thinking about what you want to submit…

Bring original artwork submissions for the poster (signed but unframed, as it will need to be scanned if it wins) to the NAMI Library at 140 S. Holly, Medford, Rm 1300 by January 31st, 2020, or contact Meesha Blair at [email protected]. We will notify you of the winner within the week following. All artwork should have your contact information attached, so we can notify you and return your artwork. Contest is not limited to NAMI members (although membership is a great way to support our work in the community. See www.namisouthernoregon.org for more). There is no entry fee.

We look forward to seeing your art!

Good luck!
Meesha Blair, NAMI SO Advocacy Committee

541.512.0047