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ART BEYOND: Saturday in the Park – Invitation from Sarah F Burns to participate

I’m working with the Schneider Museum of Art organizing a couple of plein air events this summer as part of their exhibition ART BEYOND.  Please consider participating in the Lithia Park Painting Event Saturday, June 19th.  There is no limit to the number of artists who would like to go out and paint, but we can exhibit the work of the first 30 to register. The show is called ART BEYOND: Saturday in the Park  – it’s a snapshot of a day in the park.  Exhibition at ScienceWorks in partnership with SMA. Also – it says painting, but of course any media that you like is welcome! 
Please register right away! I want you in the show! 

Lithia Park Plein Air Painting Event

Date: Saturday, June 19th
Time: 9am-7pm

Open to all. Sign up to join fellow Plein Air artists in Lithia Park on Saturday, June 19th. Artists can come and go throughout the day. The general public will be encouraged to engage with the artists between 10am-5pm where you can talk about your work and process. This event is part of Art Beyond, a new initiative from the Schneider Museum of Art to promote the visual arts in outdoor spaces.

Artists will be invited to show one piece created at this event at Scienceworks Hands-On Museum from June 21 – September 16. Art will be sold at by Scienceworks with 50% of sales price going to the artist and 50% to Scienceworks.

Please register here to be a participating artist by June 1, 2021.

sarahfburns.com

Calls to Artists April-October Deadlines

April 04, 2021 – EARTH.ORG GLOBAL WILDLIFE & NATURAL WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY 2021

Earth.Org invites explorers, professional photographers and photographers working on the front line of wildlife conservation across the world to submit their photographs for the following categories: • Overall Best Environmental Photo • Wildlife in Peril • Human Impacts on the Environment No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3dLrcOw

April 11, 2021 – NOAPS 2021 SPRING INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EXHIBIT

The National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) invites oil and acrylic painters 18 years and older from around the world to apply to this exhibition.Current 2021 membership is NOT required. $4500 in awards. Best of Show $1000, 2nd Place $500 3rd Place $300 & more 200 paintings will be accepted & eligible for awards. $30 for one image and $10 for each additional image up to a maximum of 5 Entry Fee. Details: 226-246-7607 OR http://www.noaps.org/2021-spring-on-line-prospectus OR [email protected]

April 12, 2021 – IMAGINE 2200: CLIMATE FICTION FOR FUTURE ANCESTORS

Welcome to Imagine 2200 – a new climate-fiction contest by Fix, Grist’s solutions lab. What we’re seeking: short stories that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress. What will our planet look like in the year 2200 – or anywhere between then and now? How will we move around the cities of the future? What will we eat, drink, wear, use, and live in? No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/38NyGPN

April 13, 2021 – LATIN AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY FINE ART COMPETITION

The Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $70,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to visual artists from around the world at any stage of their careers. Painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print are the accepted mediums. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3nEFsNd

April 14, 2021 – OPEN CALL: “NFT NOW” INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION EXHIBITION

Techspressionism refers to a contemporary, digital take on Expressionism. NFT Now will be drawn from submissions referencing Expressionism or any art-historical period that inspires you. The show will open May 5 during Frieze Week and will be presented on Techspressionism.com using the Kunstmatrix VR Platform. Artists identifying as women are especially encouraged to apply. Entry Fee. Details:http://nftnowshow.com/

April 15, 2021 – “YELLOW” CALL FOR ENTRY ONLINE ART SHOW

Theme- “Yellow” This primary color is often associated with happiness, spontaneity, amusement, gentleness, but also with envy, jealousy, and cowardice. In Iran it has connotations of sickness, but also wisdom. Yellow symbolizes many things and has different meanings in different cultures. Pay It Forward- We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to Soles4Souls. Entry Fee. Details:http://www.colorsofhumanityartgallery.com/Yellow-2021/Yellow-2021-Prospectus-Entry/n-HD96VK OR [email protected]

April 15, 2021 – SOCIAL ART AWARD

Applications are welcome that focus on this year’s theme “New Greening” providing hopeful prospects towards climate change, resource saving, environmental protection, ecosystem recovery, water conservation, biodiversity, resilient cities etc. No Entry Fee. Details:http://social-art-award.org/open-call-social-art-award-2021 OR [email protected]

April 18, 2021 – STILL LIFE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2021

The competition is organised by Agrupació Fotográica de La Rioja, Spain. The theme of the competition is “Still Life”. A still life, also known as dead nature is a composition that represents still objects, generally brought from daily life, that can be natural (animals, fruits, flowers, food, plants, rocks or shells), or made by men (cutlery, antiques, books, jewels etc.) in a determined space. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3lmh1nn

April 18, 2021 – “SHINE: CATCHING THE LIGHT” AT ANNMARIE SCULPTURE GARDEN

This exhibition will explore the myriad ways artists consider light in their practice. What does it mean to shine? Or to “be the light?” How can light reveal an attitude, a person’s character, express a transformative experience, or a reflect on social issues and current events? How can artwork physically catch the light and shine? Application Fee. Details: 410-326-4640 OR http://annmariegarden.wufoo.com/forms/shine-catching-the-light OR [email protected]

April 25, 2021 – KNOXVILLE PHOTO | CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS

A dazzling, annual juried exhibition celebrating photographic works of all styles and subject matter. We hope to continue honoring and encouraging photography that runs the gamut from innovative to timeless. $1,000+ in cash awards, 40-45 works selected for display at The Emporium Center, July 2-30, in downtown Knoxville, TN’s Arts District. A pay-what-you-can entry fee option is new this year! Entry Fee. Details: 865-523-7543 OR http://www.knoxalliance.com/knoxville-photo OR [email protected]

April 27, 2021 – CHELSEA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The Competition is an ideal way to exhibit your talent to a wider international audience. With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $55,000 in valuable prizes, it is open to photographers from around the world at any stage of their careers. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/31IUs1t

April 28, 2021 – MERGE: NATION’S BEST EMERGING ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES

The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program amplifies the voices of visual artists with disabilities through career development and professional empowerment. The competition seeks excellent work from emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16-25. Grand Prize is $20,000, First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is $6,000, and the remaining Awards of Excellence are $2,000 each. No Entry Fee. Details:http://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7457

April 29, 2021 – F(R)ICTION’S SPRING 2021 WRITING CONTESTS

We accept work, written in English, from anywhere in the world-regardless of genre, style, or origin-and welcome speculative writing and experimental literature. Strange is good. Strange with a strong character arc is even better. Keep it weird, folks. Entries must not have been previously published in print or online, been broadcast or won a prize. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2XVO75f

April 30, 2021 – NIKON SMALL WORLD COMPETITION 2021

The Nikon Small World is the world’s preeminent photographic competition for images TAKEN THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE. There are two contests: • Nikon Small World Contest is for images taken through the light microscope. • Nikon Small World In Motion Contest is for movies and digital time-lapse photography taken through a light microscope. Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/31wvSmB

April 30, 2021 – LET’S TALK ABOUT WATER | INTERNATIONAL FILM PRIZE 2021

The International Film Prize is open to anyone around the world over the age of 18. Let’s Talk About Water is soliciting short films-up to two minutes-that inform, educate, inspire and motivate people to come together and embrace our ubiquitous need to value water and to share compelling narratives about water issues and solutions. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3loaAQz

April 30, 2021 – INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE PHOTO COMPETITION 2021

This annual photography competition is part of the International Wildlife and Nature Photo Festival in Montier, France. The aim of this competition is to show still or filmed images of wild flora, fauna, landscapes, as well as accounts supporting the conservation of habitats, species and biodiversity. There are 9 photo categories and 1 video category. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3lnftcI

May 01, 2021 – MUDHOUSE RESIDENCY ON CRETE SUMMER SESSIONS: APPLY NOW!

We will be holding three summer residency sessions in 2021; JUNE 14 -JUNE 28, JULY 5 -JULY 19, and JULY 26 -AUGUST 9. The Mudhouse Residency includes the artist’s accommodations, the artist’s studio facilities, and breakfast, lunch and dinner each day in the village. We are inclusive to studio and non-studio based artists. We are accepting ten artists per session, apply on our website. Entry Fee. Details:http://www.mudhouseresidency.com/about OR [email protected]

May 01, 2021 – ALLARD PRIZE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally. We also particularly welcome entries that depict corruption and human rights violations in the developed world. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2Z7lWgL

May 07, 2021 – TRANSVERSALIDADES 2021: PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT BORDERS

The pictures collected under this contest should portray the diversity of territories, societies and cultures of different continents in order to allow crossed looks on the changes which are taking place in different parts of the world, show different styles of social organization and space, capture signs of continuity and change… There are 4 categories. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2V9JgHv

May 15, 2021 – 2021 LANGE TAYLOR PRIZE WORDS + IMAGES

An award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. Application Fee. Details:http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/lange-taylor

May 21, 2021 – OPEN CALL: THE WEIGHT OF TIME

‘The Weight of Time’ is an exhibition that explores the social and economic effects from government quarantine orders, as a direct result, of the novel virus COVID-19. We invite artists to submit their introspective works that examine the solitude of quarantining during the global pandemic and the shutdown’s lasting effects on vulnerable populations. No Entry Fee. Details: 216-282-3826 OR http://www.kaisergallery.com/opportunities

May 23, 2021 – CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021

All images entered in the competition should be close-up, macro or taken with a microscope. Any image that shows the subject closer and in greater detail than would be seen with the naked eye is counted as a close-up photograph and can be entered in the competition. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2vJ6xZQ

June 30, 2021 – NORTH STREET BOOK PRIZE FOR SELF PUBLISHED BOOKS

7th year. $13,750 in cash prizes for self-published books, including a top prize of $5,000. Any year of publication eligible. 7 categories including Art Book (new!) Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Winning Writers is a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. Entry fee: $65 per book. Entry Fee. Details: 413-320-1847 OR http://winningwriters.com/north OR [email protected]

August 31, 2021 – AESTHETICA CREATIVE WRITING AWARD 2021

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. Now in its 15th year, the Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE and more. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2LZtJLh

October 06, 2021 – EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES | 2022 EXHIBIT

Artists, professionals, amateurs, students are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme ”enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.” All art must have a horizontal orientation. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/37ExM7Z

Artist Calls January-April Deadlines

January 31, 2021 – FISH PUBLISHING |SHORT MEMOIR PRIZE 2021 Ten memoirs will be selected for publication in the Fish Anthology 2021. Judge: Blake Morrison Word Limit: 4,000 Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2NOBgv8

January 31, 2021 – CALL FOR WOMXN ARTISTS: INTERNATIONAL PRINT ISSUE #25 Create! Magazine Is Pleased To Announce An International Open Call For The Print Issue #25 Juried By Danielle Krysa. Have your work seen by our 200,000+ readers and followers around the world, including leading galleries, art fairs, collectors, curators, writers, art consultants, and more. A portion of all submission fees will go to the Tessera Arts Collective and Black Girls Who Paint. Application Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/3gjdxj6 OR [email protected]

January 31, 2021 – 2021 CAINE PRIZE FOR AFRICAN WRITING The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer, whether in Africa or elsewhere, published in the English language. Unpublished and self-published work is not eligible for the Caine Prize. Only fictional work is eligible. Indicative length is between 3,000 and 10,000 words. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/31vGuSG

January 31, 2021 – KOSCHATZKY ART AWARD 2021 The competition is organised by the Rotary Club Wien-Albertina and Rotaract Club Wien-Albertina. Each artist may submit a maximum of three art works on paper, on any theme. The maximum dimensions are 100 x 140 cm without frame and 110 x 150 cm with frame. Only online submissions will be accepted. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/34z5Hgu

February 01, 2021 – ANIMAYO 2021 POSTER CONTEST Artists around the world are invited to submit their original artwork to the annual Animayo Festival POSTER CONTEST. The poster will have as its theme the world of creativity and imagination, the world of ideas and inspiration and will represent one or several of these three aspects: animation, visual effects, virtual reality. Entries should be sent via email. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/3dPLbf8

February 01, 2021 – RHS PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2021 The RHS Photographic Competition is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. The RHS Photographic Competition inspires young and old alike to get outdoors and record how enriching and inspiring gardens and plants can be. There are 10 categories: Gardens, Welcoming wildlife, Plants, Creative, Macro, Indoor gardening,Under 18s (age 11-17), Under 11s, Social Media, Portfolio. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2ji7e1s

February 07, 2021 – PINK LADY® FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year is the global competition celebrating the art of food photography. ⌈ Open to professional and non-professional, old and young, the Awards celebrate the very best in food photography and film from around the world. The 25 categories cover the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society – there is something for everyone. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2gaKoX9

February 07, 2021 – NO BIGGER THAN A BREADBOX | CALL FOR SMALL WORKS A fun, biennial juried exhibition celebrating the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale (12” max in any direction) and in a broad range of media and styles. $1,000+ in cash awards, 60-70 works selected for display at The Emporium Center, April 2-30, in downtown Knoxville, TN’s Arts District. Submissions may represent any subject matter. Juror: Joan Bontempo. Entry Fee. Details: 865-523-7543 OR http://www.knoxalliance.com/breadbox OR [email protected]

February 15, 2021 – APILA’S FIRST PRINTING AWARD 2021 Apila Ediciones in collaboration with the High School of Design of Aragón, School of Arts in Zaragoza and with the support of its Town Hall, announces “Apila’s 2021 First Printing Award”. This is an international illustrated picture book contest to promote creativity and enrich children’s literature with an educational scope. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2TcNVtd

February 15, 2021 – NIKON PHOTO CONTEST 2020 2021 The 2020-2021 Nikon Photo Contest is comprised of two competitions with varying deadlines : • Photo Competition – Entrants may submit single images and photo stories (2-5 images per story); • Short Film Competition – videos 3-5 min. Open category theme in both competitions is “Connect”. Next Generation category theme, open to artists aged 25 years old and younger, is “Passion”. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/3jnGolX

February 19, 2021 – CANCER UNWRAPPED WRITING CONTEST The Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest invites students to submit essays about their experiences with cancer for the opportunity to win one of several $1,000 cash prizes. Every winning essay has been honest, heartfelt, and unique. Open to students in the United States in grades 9-12. Essay length must range between 500 and 1,000 words. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/38tnBT5

February 28, 2021 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | ARTE NATURA Arte Natura is a thematic exhibition based on art inspired by the natural world. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, May 13 – June 5, 2021 and is open to all artists working in any media. All interpretations of the theme are acceptable, including landscape, fruits, vegetables, flowers and fauna and human figuration as part of the natural environment. Entry Fee. Details: http://www.slowart.com/prospectus/natura21.htm

March 02, 2021 – JACKSON’S PAINTING PRIZE 2021 The competition is organised annually by the Jackson’s Art Supplies. Artists may submit artworks in any painting or drawing media. The competition has the following categories: • Animal • Portrait / Figure • Landscape / Cityscape / Seascape • Still Life / Botanical • Abstract / Non-representational • Scenes of Everyday Life You can submit up to a total of 5 artworks. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/35EmRIe

March 12, 2021 – THE BIENNIAL OF POSTER BOLIVIA BICEBé® 2021 The Biennial of the Poster Bolivia BICeBé® is the most important international event of design and visual arts in Bolivia and the Southern Cone. More than 15,000 student and professional designers have participated of the activities and from more than 76 countries around the world has been part of the exhibitions. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/3jkCB9h

March 13, 2021 – ACADEMIC ARTISTS ASSOC. 71ST EXHIB. OF TRADITIONAL REALISM Online show. Up to $7500 in awards. Open to any living artist in the USA or abroad. Work submitted must have been created no more than five years prior to January 1, 2021. Any original representational art in the categories of Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, Graphics, Pastels and Sculpture – Casein and Egg Tempera will be judged with Acrylics. Two submissions allowed per artist. Entry Fee. Details: http://academicartistsassociation.org

March 18, 2021 – 2021 ISTANBUL PHOTO AWARDS Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photography competition organised by Anadolu Agency, Turkey. There are six categories: Single News, Single Sports, Story News, Story Sports, Story Daily Life, Story Portrait. Photographers may submit both published and unpublished photos. Photos must be taken in the year 2020. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2EwgfPZ

March 26, 2021 – 2021 WORLD OF WEARABLEART DESIGN COMPETITION The World of WearableArt Awards is an annual international wearable art competition. ⌈ World of WearableArt (WOW) is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed.⌋ No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2BiO0QW

April 01, 2021 – 2021 WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST The contest is organised by Winning Writers. You may submit one humor poem, in English. Your poem should not exceed 250 lines in length. You may submit published or unpublished work. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2l8f0zu

April 04, 2021 – EARTH.ORG GLOBAL WILDLIFE & NATURAL WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY 2021 Earth.Org invites explorers, professional photographers and photographers working on the front line of wildlife conservation across the world to submit their photographs for the following categories: • Overall Best Environmental Photo • Wildlife in Peril • Human Impacts on the Environment No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/3dLrcOw

FELLOWSHIP FOR OREGON VISUAL ARTISTS

THE STUDIOS AT MASS MoCA FELLOWSHIP FOR OREGON VISUAL ARTISTS

The Studios at MASS MoCA is the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts’ artist residency program at the largest contemporary arts center in the US. We are currently accepting applications for our Summer/Fall 2021 residency season.

Thanks to a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation, we will be offering a fully-funded 2- or 4-week residencies to two visual artists who have resided in Oregon for at least 3 years. As part of this award, fellows will receive:

  • A travel stipend and all residency fees waived
  • Private, furnished studio space at MASS MoCA, available 24/7
  • Housing in newly renovated, shared apartments directly across the street from the museum.
  • One communal meal per day in the company of fellow artists-in-residence.
  • MASS MoCA member benefits for the duration of the residency, including free access to the museum’s galleries, The Clark, and discounts on performing arts events and museum store purchases.
  • Access to basic printmaking presses and two weaving looms.
  • An optional one-on-one artist-focused financial and business coaching session with the Assets for Artists staff.

More details about the residency, facilities, and this fellowship in particular are on our website: www.massmoca.org/Studios

There is no application fee. Deadline is January 8, 2021.

Calls to Artists December 2020 – January 2021

Deadlines from now through April 4

December 05, 2020 – CALL FOR ART | 2ND WATERCOLOR QUARTERLY ART COMPETITION For this 16th Quarterly Art Competition, artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best watercolor artwork. Competition is open to all artists working in water media regardless of location or experience. Paintings must be two-dimensional and must consist of water-based media on paper or synthetic paper surface. Best in Show winners invited to Fusion Art’s 5th Annual Group Show in 2021. Entry Fee. Details:http://www.fusionartps.com/calls-for-artists OR [email protected]

December 10, 2020 – INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION PAINTING & PHOTOGRAPHY Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 1st “Painting & Photography” Online Art Competition for the month of December 2020. This is the open subject theme. Artists from around the world are welcome to submit. The Gallery will accept entries in two different cattegories (painting and photography). Other visual art mediums are not allowed. All winning artists will receive a digital certificate. Entry Fee. Details:http://www.artroomgalleryonline.com/call_for_artistss.html OR [email protected]

December 10, 2020 – CALL FOR ARTISTS + PHOTOGRAPHERS | $550.00 INNOVATE GRANTS Fall 2020 Cycle is now open for submissions! Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more info, past grant recipients, and to apply visit our website. Entry Fee. Details:http://innovateartistgrants.org

December 15, 2020 – CLAIRVOYANTS 2020 The competition is organised by Dwie Siostry Publishing House. The purpose of the competition is to prepare a project (draft) of an illustrated children’s book in Polish or in English language. Submission should include a storyboard or a script of the whole book, together with 3 finished double spreads and a summary in English (obligatory) and in Polish (only if the whole project is in Polish). No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3l5TBSC

December 15, 2020 – AWARD AND SOLO EXHIBITION FOR PAINTING Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 11th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. The winner is awarded a $7,500 cash prize, a solo exhibition and printed catalog at Pelham Art Center. Finalists will also receive cash prizes. Entry Fee. Details:http://www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch

December 15, 2020 – HAHNENKAMM RACES 2022 | POSTER DESIGN CONTEST We would like to continue their annual tradition, which started in 1987, of the official poster being designed by independent artists. This new type of open and international invitation to participate is intended to emphasize the reputation of this event as an “International Sport Festival”. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3maPG6N

December 31, 2020 – ENDANGERED ONLINE! AND 2021 CONTEST The annual ENDANGERED Fine Art and Photography Exhibition, which focuses attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats offers a virtual experience for 2020 event. View Contest winners & online exhibition. Enter the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021 – opens Dec 1st. Art, photography, wearable art & sculpture accepted. Young Artist category. Cash prizes. Entry Fee. Details:http://www.art4apes.com/endangered-online OR [email protected]

December 31, 2020 – SHINING A LIGHT INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST The Shining a Light International Photography Contest is organised by the Muhammad Ali Center. The topic of this year’s contest is “Water”. ⌈ The Muhammad Ali Center requests submitted photographs pertinent to the above described topic. Images should relate to women’s work, lives, sanitation, and hygiene involving water. For more details, please see the section ‘contest theme’. ⌋ No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/31kZUKm

January 04, 2021 – 2021 FUMETTO INTERNATIONAL COMIX COMPETITION The Fumetto International Comix Festival Lucerne is accepting submissions for the 2021 Intl Comic Competition. Theme is “Without borders”. Carefree happiness, infinite freedom, totally detached and lost in blissful nothingness. Being without borders can mean many things. What does it mean to you to live without borders? Draw a comic, that includes the topic «without borders» in any form. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2OMN2Us

January 10, 2021 – OLYMPUS IMAGE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2020 The competition is held by Olympus Corporation. “ Olympus is continuing to search for the best light microscopy images in 2020. Olympus’ second Global Image of the Year Life Science Light Microscopy Award recognizes the very best in life science imaging worldwide. ” Each participant may submit up to three microscopy images. Photographs must be taken using a light microscope. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/34gKwA0

January 11, 2021 – LENS 2021 NATIONAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Perspective Gallery announces our national juried exhibition of photography, LENS 2021. Photographers are invited to submit up to five (5) photographic images in JPEG form. Images must have been created within the past five years. All subject matter and photographic media are eligible. Juror: Gibran Villalobos, Asst. Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Entry Fee. Details: 773-425-1702 OR http://bit.ly/3lTH4Sx OR [email protected]

January 14, 2021 – 2020 NEWCOMER AWARD | INTERNATIONAL POSTER COMPETITION Weltformat Graphic Design Festival in Lucerne (Switzerland) is looking for the best young poster designers. This year’s theme is “Still Going Strong”. In recent months we have all been confronted with changes, limitations and cancellations. However, the relevance and power of design remain undiminished. Why is graphic design and the visibility of it so important – especially in times of uncertainty? No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2WDTV0p

January 14, 2021 – SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2021 The Sony World Photography Awards are organised annually by World Photography Organisation and sponsored by Sony. The Sony World Photography Awards features four competitions: 1/ Professional competition, 2/ Open competition, 3/ Youth competition, 4/ Student competition. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2gaxoRd

January 18, 2021 – THE NINE DOTS PRIZE Entrants are asked to respond to a question: What does it mean to be young in an ageing world? “ We are looking for innovative thinking, whether this comes from new voices or from experienced authors. The Prize’s heartland is in the analysis of contemporary society and societal challenges, and we welcome responses that draw on all disciplines and cross-discipline thinking. ” No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2H2JzSx

January 22, 2021 – OPA 30TH NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION Oil Painters of America’s 30th National Exhibition of Traditional Representational Oils, April 9 – May 16, 2021 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, California. Awards approximately $100,000 in cash & merchandise, including a $25,000 cash best in show award. Juror will be Jeffrey Watts OPAM. Paid 2021 OPA Membership required. Accepting applications. Max size limitation 1,200 sq in. Entry Fee. Details: 815-356-5987 OR http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com OR [email protected]

January 31, 2021 – 2021 CAINE PRIZE FOR AFRICAN WRITING The Caine Prize for African Writing is an annual literary award for the best original short story by an African writer, whether in Africa or elsewhere, published in the English language. Unpublished and self-published work is not eligible for the Caine Prize. Only fictional work is eligible. Indicative length is between 3,000 and 10,000 words. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/31vGuSG

February 01, 2021 – RHS PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2021 The RHS Photographic Competition is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society. The RHS Photographic Competition inspires young and old alike to get outdoors and record how enriching and inspiring gardens and plants can be. There are 10 categories: Gardens, Welcoming wildlife, Plants, Creative, Macro, Indoor gardening,Under 18s (age 11-17), Under 11s, Social Media, Portfolio. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2ji7e1s

March 26, 2021 – 2021 WORLD OF WEARABLEART DESIGN COMPETITION The World of WearableArt Awards is an annual international wearable art competition. ⌈ World of WearableArt (WOW) is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed.⌋ No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2BiO0QW

April 01, 2021 – 2021 WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST The contest is organised by Winning Writers. You may submit one humor poem, in English. Your poem should not exceed 250 lines in length. You may submit published or unpublished work. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2l8f0zu

April 04, 2021 – EARTH.ORG GLOBAL WILDLIFE & NATURAL WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY 2021 Earth.Org invites explorers, professional photographers and photographers working on the front line of wildlife conservation across the world to submit their photographs for the following categories: • Overall Best Environmental Photo • Wildlife in Peril • Human Impacts on the Environment. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/3dLrcOw

2021 Oregon Fringe Festival

The 2021 Oregon Fringe Festival is excited to announce that submissions are now being accepted! 

In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Oregon Fringe Festival will be working extensively to ensure a safe experience for our contributing artists and audience. Therefore, this year’s festival will take place mostly online with the exception of a few outdoor, local, in-person performances as long as it is safe and permitting.

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The 2021 Oregon Fringe Festival (OFF) will take place from
Thursday, April 29 – Saturday, May 1, 2021 in Ashland, Oregon.

**The application deadline is Midnight, Monday, December 28, 2020.**
**SOU students and faculty may continue to apply through Wednesday, January 13, 2021.**
**Late submissions will not be considered.**

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What is the Oregon Fringe Festival?
Each spring, the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University produces the Oregon Fringe Festival (OFF), a multi-day event celebrating outrageous creativity in the arts. The OFF is a boundary-breaking platform for free expression. We celebrate unconventional art in conventional spaces or conventional art in unconventional spaces, and work to secure a tolerant place for the sharing of ideas through story. The OFF is, first and foremost a crossroads for SOU students and visiting artists to showcase and engage with each other’s creative work. We bring together music, visual art, digital art, performance art, film/video, theatre, movement and dance, as well as creative writing and spoken word. And, we’re always looking to expand! Please apply with your film, sound installation, etc… anything goes at the OFF and we welcome everyone to present!

Who can apply to the OFF?
Anyone and everyone! The OFF is a fantastic opportunity to present your creative work to a diverse audience. We’ve hosted artists from all different stages and walks of life, from first-time playwrights and poets, to seasoned, Grammy-award winners, and professional actors. Every year, we host artists from all over the United States! (The 2019 artist roster represented 12 US states and even a group from the UK!)

What happens if my project is accepted to the OFF?
Artists will receive an email from the OFF with a request to set-up a general Virtual Meet and Greet/Production Meeting. At this meeting, a discussion will be had about the specific needs of each respective show, e.g. the appropriate digital platform for the event, the technical capabilities of the selected venue if it’s presented live, how many performances the artist would like to present, and whether or not the OFF can accommodate that number against the rest of the events on the festival schedule, etc. The OFF will also be looking to get a PR package from you (we’ll go over those specifications), as well as a due date for those materials. By the first week of April, details of the project will be worked out on our end with the venue/digital platform, and PR, so that you can simply enjoy the festival.

Where do OFF artists present their work?
Usually, the work of our contributing artists is typically unconventional as are the spaces we provide to showcase it for an audience. Each space has a lot of different capacities. Venues in the past have included anything from large meeting rooms or the shores of a nearby lake, to industrial sculpting/painting studios, parks, and even street corners… and everything in between!

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the OFF will be working extensively to ensure a safe experience for our contributing artists and audience. Therefore, this year’s festival will take place mostly online via Zoom, Youtube, etc., with the exception of a few outdoor, local, in-person performances as long as it is safe and permitting.

Have a venue-related or digital platform question? Contact [email protected].

How large is the OFF?
The Oregon Fringe is a young festival. And, just like a young person, the festival’s constantly growing, experiencing changes, and establishing its identity. What has remained consistent over the last few years, however, is the makeup of our artist roster. It’s a tight-knit community of local acts and students joined by seasoned performers venturing from all over the United States, predominantly the West Coast. **2019 Stats: The OFF saw 45 distinct, separate acts present 70 performances to a total viewership of 1300 people over the five-day event. Although some performances were rather intimate, and many others were well-attended by upwards of 50, 60, 70, even 80 spectators, the average audience size was 19 people. For the 2021 OFF, all in-person performances will be moderated and socially distanced to ensure a safe experience for our contributing artists and audience.

How do OFF Artists make money?
We’ve always striven to make the OFF accessible to everyone. The festival began in 2014 as a free event. As the OFF has grown, more and more professional artists have come to present and need a way to recoup their expenses. In 2019, the OFF launched the posting of a suggested donation for admission to be paid at the door. Specific amounts were set by the artists, not the OFF. In our post-festival research, most audience members donated the full amount requested, which helped artists immensely and enabled the OFF to stay true to its pledge of accessibility while also honoring university policy.

**The 2021 OFF will carry this same model: a suggested donation at the door.**
**The suggested amount is set by the presenting artist, not the Oregon Fringe Festival.**
**100% of the donations are handled/received by the artist — we’re not touching the money.**
**Performative content by current Southern Oregon University students must carry a free admission.**
**Artists who are presenting online may share their suggested donation information (Zoom, Youtube, etc.)**
**Virtual presentations will seek to create an artist donation method, if possible.**

The OFF is also awarding honorariums to select project proposals.

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Honorariums

The Oregon Fringe is offering up to six $500.00 honorariums to non-student artists presenting at the 2021 festival. The creative work of these recipients is boundary-breaking, it’s unconventional, it excites discussion, and explores different perspectives of a held position, principle, or belief.

Honorarium recipients will…
…enter into a contracted agreement with Southern Oregon University to present their creative work(s) at the 2021 Oregon Fringe Festival, occurring April 29 – May 1, 2021.
…present an educational component at the 2021 OFF, e.g. a virtual pre-show discussion or panel, an artist talkback with Q&A, a lecture-demonstration, or masterclass, etc., to be agreed upon between the recipient and the OFF Director.
…help the OFF market and promote their creative work.

**Honorariums will be for $500.00. However, no travel or housing costs will be provided. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, non-local artists will only be considered for virtual performances.**
**Current SOU students cannot receive an honorarium.**
**The OFF reserves the right to not award all six honorariums.**

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The Application Process

Applications to present at the Oregon Fringe Festival (OFF) are reviewed and selected by the Festival Director and a group of Southern Oregon University Student Producers from the Theatre, Music, and Creative Arts (Visual Arts, Emerging Media & Digital Arts, and Creative Writing) Programs to ensure a diversity of work across disciplines fitting the mission of the OFF.

Once approved, applicants meet with the OFF staff via Zoom or over the phone to discuss the next steps and responsibilities of the artist in producing the content.

Please be encouraged to know that we at the OFF truly want to approve your application! If needed, we will reach out to ask for more information and provide an opportunity for you to better clarify sections of your application before we decide whether or not the project will be at the festival.

If you intend to submit multiple applications, you will need to submit them separately. A single application is required for group submissions.

**The application deadline is Midnight, Monday, December 28, 2020.**
**SOU students and faculty may continue to apply through Wednesday, January 13, 2021.**
**Late submissions will not be considered.**

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Responsibilities of the Applicant

The Oregon Fringe Festival is offering space and a context within which to present your work. The OFF will also offer technicians to assist during installs and virtual/live performances.

The OFF will not handle any miscellaneous duties related to presenting the work of the applicants, e.g. hang content-specific posters, build sets, handle transportation to/from the event space, travel, nor housing, setting up virtual platforms, creating video content, etc.
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Questions? Feel free to email your query to [email protected] or visit http://oregonfringefestival.org/

Please check to be sure your application is complete and detailed before submission. Here’s the link to the application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxATWMTyGxr38z_mnC8vDQBi6oiGsJV70oiZfTHZGC68HNmg/viewform

2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

2020 Angels Show Call to Artists. Image of abstract angel painting by Katherine Bird from the 2019 Angels show

Many thanks to artist Katherine Bird of Grants Pass for permission to use this image of her painting from the 2019 Angels show.

2020 Angels Show CALL TO ARTISTS!

It’s that time again, and the deadline is approaching fast!  Time to find your angel art or create something new and submit it in response to the Southern Oregon Artists Resource 8th annual 2020 Angels Show call to artists. Here’s the application form with rules and procedures that you can download and complete, then submit with your angel art at the gallery BY NOVEMBER 25. Please include  titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.

We don’t ask for traditional representations of angels, though they are welcome. What we’re looking for is unique artistic interpretations of angels. We have seen some amazing interpretations over the years and look forward to seeing yours!

We are grateful that once again Art Presence Art Center will host the Angels Show, but this year we’re changing things up a little. First, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not plan to have a reception. However, the gallery will produce a virtual tour video that we will post widely across our websites and social networks. Second, to keep the works on display to the level that the gallery’s patrons have come to expect, the show is now juried. And third, due to space limitations at the gallery and our mutual desire to display every artist’s art without crowding, each artist will have a maximum of two pieces accepted. There is also a size limit of 48″ in any direction. Sorry, but we have to say this: All angels must be your own original artwork. No giclees, please! As always, all angels must remain on display until the show ends.

Here’s how to submit your angels for jurying and a timeline of important phases between now and the show’s opening:

  1. Visit this link to download the form, print and complete.
  2. Include a summary of information about your art with titles, dimensions and medium for each piece.
  3. Bring your angel art to the gallery with your form and summary on November 23, 24 or 25. Be sure to wear your mask and be prepared to observe social distancing measures while in the gallery. Hand sanitizer is available at the front desk.
  4. Jurying takes place the week following Thanksgiving. Artists are then notified of the status of their work’s acceptance.
  5. Pick up artwork that is not accepted at the gallery on December 4, 5 or 6.
  6. We hang the angels on the back wall of the gallery on December 2.
  7. The show opens Friday, December 4 and continues through Sunday, December 27.
  8. Pick up unsold angels on Monday, December 28.

All angel art must be for sale, and Art Presence realizes 35% of sales. There is no additional fee for submitting your art or participation in the show.

**IMPORTANT! Please note that the gallery is observing mandatory masking and social distancing guidelines. When you come to the gallery to drop off and pick up artwork, you must wear a mask and observe physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Artists manning the gallery are keeping everything clean and safe, and hand sanitizer is available at the front counter.

We are so excited to see the angels that this year’s artists submit! In light of the difficulties this year has presented for all of us, angels are just the thing to wrap up the year. We hope you find comfort and inspiration in creating your angels for this year’s show. Let’s make this the best angels show yet! Thank you so much for answering the 2020 Angels Show Call to Artists!

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Calling all Artists – Art in Motion 2021

The City of Grants Pass, in partnership with JCT Bus and Sponsorship from Republic Services, is happy to inform you that Art in Motion will continue in 2021.

Deadline for submissions is December 2, 2020 3 PM.

Prospectus and application requirements.

Art in Motion for 2021

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 January 2021 through June 2021, and the second from July through December 2021. 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 may or may 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 clear and professionally presented.

  • Images must be submitted in high-resolution jpeg format on a CD or USB thumb drive. For clarity of reproduction, the resolution needs to be as high as possible. Because the image you provide will be used by the printer to create the image for use on the poster, quality of the photos and their scalability will be considered during the process to ensure the best possible image for public viewing.
  • Three dimensional art pieces should be photographed against a neutral background. The background can be either flat or graded.
  • Label each jpeg image as follows: last name, first initial, entry number (for example: Smith, J 1, Smith, J 2, Smith J 3, etc.). Jurors: 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: Wednesday, December 2, 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) ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

Inventory of Images

Entry 1

Title of Work _________________________________________________

Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 2

Title of Work _________________________________________________ Dimensions __________________________________________________ Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 3

Title of Work _________________________________________________ Dimensions __________________________________________________ Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 4

Title of Work _________________________________________________ Dimensions __________________________________________________ Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 5 (optional)

Title of Work _________________________________________________ Dimensions __________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Entry 6 (optional)

Title of Work _________________________________________________ Dimensions __________________________________________________ Medium ____________________________________________________

Downloadable PDF of this prospectus and application:

2 minutes to midnight

2 minutes to midnight: an extravaganza

People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy

2 minutes to midnight is a worldwide celebration of the arts and activism inspired by People Get Ready – a book about the future that is now. Read a chapter, read it all, feel what inspires and create work to share online from January to July 2021 and as part of an international festival in September ’21. Now’s the time to transcend manipulated political divides, outflank mass media and create works that touch our common humanity.

Activate your art. Share your vision. Shift the story.

How can any type of artist contribute to the transition beyond capitalism?

2m2m is a platform for artists and activists to share works inspired by People Get Ready online between January and July 2021.

People Get Ready is about rapidly accelerating computing power controlled by corporations that prioritize profit over liberty, equal rights and democracy.

Artists and activists can popularize a fresh approach to economics and politics through works that move us, make us feel, consider and laugh. A creative front is needed.

In September ’21, 2m2m hosts a festival of works locally around the world with some featured at galleries, theaters and concert halls in Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Oceania.

2 minutes to midnight – a televised extravaganza premieres in early 2022.

Artists

Feel how People Get Ready inspires you, then write, paint, dance, code, do what you do. Present your work locally and share it with the world.

Upload beginning Dec 1, 2020

10/20 update: We again heard from the organizers of this event, who wrote to say that the website has a lot more information now, including a free copy of the first 2 chapters of the book. Check it out at: Catalyst.net/2m2m

Museum News Mid-October 2020

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Announcing the Membership Exhibit 2020
The exhibition department has decided to try and have a membership exhibit this year. It will be different from those in the past. We will only be able to display one piece of art per member and there is a limit of 60 pieces for the exhibit. Here’s how it will work: Contact the museum and make a reservation to bring in your artwork. We will be able to have two people in the museum every 15 minutes to finalize paperwork and pay the hanging fee. ($20) Dates for art drop off are: November 5 (Thursday) from noon until 3pm November 6 (Friday) from noon until 3pm November 7 (Saturday) from 10am – 1pm You can call and reserve your time slot now. The end of the reservation period is October 23. This is a first come first served situation so don’t delay. CALL 541-479-3290 Leave a message if we are not at the museum to answer – we will call you back. There are still size restrictions as usual – no art can be larger than 36″ wide x 48″ long (outside frame dimensions).
The proposed exhibit dates are from November 12 through December 18. Art pick up will be December 19 (Saturday) and December 20 (Sunday) from noon until 4pm both days.
If you are an artist and you need financial help
The Oregon Arts Commission, in partnership with Oregon Community Foundation and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, has just launched a statewide Artist Relief Program. The Artist Relief Program provides relief funding to Oregon artists who have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic due to cancellations of exhibitions, performances, rehearsals (or other activities with a stipend), events, teaching opportunities, book signings, or other professional presentation opportunities. We are making efforts to reach artists across Oregon, and specifically artists from traditionally or currently underserved and under-resourced communities, including communities of color and rural communities. The applications will be reviewed by panels of arts professionals. The application opened October 16 with a deadline of November 10. The grant guidelines and link to the application are on the Arts Commission website. The guidelines include information about the program, the application questions and the criteria that panelists will use to review applications. The program supports professional artists from specific disciplines who have experienced or anticipate experiencing loss of revenue of $1,000 or more between March 1 and December 31, 2020. (Supported disciplines: Literature (creative non-fiction, fiction, play writing and poetry); Dance (including choreography); Music (composition and music performance); Theatre and Performance Art; Folk & Traditional Arts; Visual Arts (crafts, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media and new media); Design Arts; and Media Arts.)CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.
Almeda Fire Resources for Artists
We all know about the Almeda fire that ravaged our area, particularly the towns of Talent and Phoenix, just a month ago. What not everyone knows is that there were many artists who lived there since they couldn’t afford to rent in Ashland but needed to remain close to the galleries. And when an artist’s home burns down, they not only lose their abode and all their belongings like everyone else, but their tools of trade AND their entire life’s work of art. Click the image to find out more about who needs help and who can help.
A few words from Kristen O’Neill
It was October of 2015 when I first started volunteering for GPMA, and shortly after became the Administrative Assistant. I love my job and being part of the art community. This is a very special place we have here, and its filled with the best people. During my time at the museum I have become a Gallery One artist, taught several thousand students, developed friendships, helped with exhibitions and events, and so much more. When I first brought my daughters to the museum they were only one and six years old. Now my oldest is in middle school, and my youngest is now the six year old!   For the school year, as things currently are, I will be staying at home with my girls to help them with their remote schooling. It is with mixed emotions that I will only be working Saturdays for the museum. I look forward to spending more time with my daughters, Eirin, wants to learn how to cook more (yes!) and Kaitlyn is loving the super-power of learning how to read. I am also glad to continue as the assistant here at the museum. This place truly is a gem. I am so thankful to work in the arts and for an organization that has always been so thoughtful of my needs and has always made me feel valued. I look forward to both the extra time at home, having more time for my own artistic practice, and to then eventually return to working full-time at the museum again.
A small sampling of Kristen’s art – see more in Gallery One and you can find even more on her website: https://kristenoneillart.com/
Heceta Head Oregon Coast Trail Series Starry Night Over Grants Pass
A few family photos with Kristen, Eirin, and Kaitlyn
Eirin, comparing the size of her head with a dahlia Kaitlyn doing homework
Kristen, Eirin, and Kaitlyn at last year’s membership exhibit Kaitlyn showing Nancy Clark her entry in last year’s membership exhibit
Current Exhibition
Our permanent collection has been gathered over many years. It is extremely diverse and totally interesting. Each year we try and show off some of the art. We always have some pieces from the collection in the halls and stairwell.
If you can not come to the museum in person, here’s a link to see the exhibit in a virtual format. You can move the pictures with your mouse. CLICK HERE
A new fundraising idea for the museum
Over time many people have donated art to the museum. Much of the art has been included in the permanent collection but some of the art is available for purchase. We typically offered the art as part of our silent auctions at Black, White, & the Blues. However, we will not be having BWB in 2021, so this is an alternate idea. We have just opened a new eBay account and are offering two unique items – A Bev Doolittle signed print and a hand signed limited edition serigraph by Leroy Neiman. If you are interested and/or curious, click on the eBay logo and you will be transported to the listings.
Huge thanks for monetary help
We have been very fortunate. We have received emergency funding from the following organizations. With their help and the help of many community members, the museum has been “safe” during the pandemic. We do need to continually receive funds for current needs and future programs. Please help if you can. We appreciate your support!
The Red Backpack Fund is managed by Global Giving.
Happenings
Come in and shop in a safe and clean environment. It’s a fabulous place to buy all sorts of art and great greeting cards. There are more than five dozen artists represented in the gallery.
The owners of Shoefly, Sydney and Alan, have been very busy remodeling the interior of their new store. You will not recognize it! They plan on being open 100% by Halloween. Check out some of the shoes that will be available in their window display. They carry shoes for women and girls. This is very exciting news.
Help keep the museum free for all!
The museum does not receive government funding (other than grants from the Josephine County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust via JCCC). So keeping the doors open depends on grants, donations, memberships, sponsorships, and rent from the street level businesses (Shoefly and Gallery One). You can do one time donations and you can also do monthly donations. It’s easy – and we appreciate you very much! On additional side benefit – the foundations who offer grants are very pleased to see community involvement. Your donations show your support!
You can DONATE by clicking here
Monthly donations are so amazing. They add up quickly. Just $10 a month means a donation to the museum of $120 for the year. That’s fabulous. Please consider this option. The payments are safely charged to your credit card.
Be a “Monthly Sustainer” and click here!
You can also call us at 541-479-3290 or send mail to us at Grants Pass Museum of Art, P.O. Box 966, Grants Pass, OR 97528
Do you shop on Amazon?
This quarter, we received $12.81. Every little bit helps a lot. Thank you!
Did you know that if you go to a special link called Amazon Smile you can choose a nonprofit to benefit from your purchase. Each nonprofit has a unique link. Here’s the portal you can use for the museum. Every little bit helps! CLICK HERE or click the picture to shop and benefit the museum.The best part is that it doesn’t cost you any extra!
THANK YOU!
If you get this far….
I was wandering around in YouTube, trying to find a perfect video for this newsletter. There were lots of things about art and hope but they were either too old or too long. Then I stumbled on this one. It is from a long time ago – and some of you may have seen it. It’s worth watching again. And somehow, it has great meaning for our time.
The Power of Words