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Calls to Artists – Deadlines Today through Late September

Calls to Artists July 28, 2017 – CQ49 CALL FOR ENTRIES $2500 IN AWARDS Only the best work gets past our Creative Quarterly judges. Categories include photography. Illustration. Fine Art. Graphic design. Open to all professionals, students and amateurs. In all countries. CQ49 winners go on to compete for our year-end 100 Best which are exhibited in a New York gallery, promoted on social media and published in an Annual distributed worldwide. Value to entrant $2500. Entry Fee. Details: 718-435-4047 OR http://www.cqjournal.com/callforentries OR [email protected] July 30, 2017 – 360 XOCHI QUETZAL A FREE artist and writer’s residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International visual artists, writers, playwrights, photographers, dancers, new media makers and musicians can apply. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2sCtJ9e July 30, 2017 – AMERICAN ART AWARDS: JURIED BY AMERICA’S BEST GALLERIES For just $25, the AMERICAN ART AWARDS sends your online art image to America’s 25 Best Galleries

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CALL TO ARTISTS: LACDA 2015 INT'L JURIED COMPETITION

Call to Artists: LACDA International Juried Competition

LACDA 2015 INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION

Curating Jurors: Nana Bahaman, LACMA (Modern Exhibits Associate Curator) Max Presneill, Torrance Art Museum (Director and Curator)

Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The competition is international, open to all geographical locations.

The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery. The exhibit will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.

Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24×36 inches to be included in the winners’ exhibits.

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Digital Deconstruction: Bruce Bayard

Image from Bruce Bayard's Digital Deconstruction exhibit at Rogue Gallery July 2015

Digital Deconstruction: Bruce Bayard June 26 – August 7, 2015 Reception: Friday, June 26, 5:00-8:00pm

New works by local artist Bruce Bayard include digitally altered wide format landscape photographs, and stills of video clips which are layered and composed using a random algorithm process to choose image, layer order, and transparency. Samples of the videos used for this process will also be on view during the exhibit.

 

Bruce Bayard is an established Northwest artist who has shown throughout the west coast. Working as a digital artist, he uses multiple layers of photography, creating images that are mysterious and profoundly beautiful. The complex layering technique invites the viewer to continue to look at the work and discover new shapes, colors, and textures. Bruce describes his process, “My current pursuits in image-making involve reduction and augmentation. To accomplish the former, I spend more time looking at things that attract me visually,

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Deadline for Entries: LA Center For Digital Art INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION - February 23, 2015

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art 104 East Fourth Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 lacda.com

LACDA 2015 International Juried Competition

Curators: Leigh Gleason, Curator of Collections, California Museum of Photography Shana Nys Dambrot, Critic, L.A. Weekly, Whitehot Magazine, Huffington Post, Art Ltd.

Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.

The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.

Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24×36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be

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Los Angeles Center for Digital Art Call to Artists for Snap to Grid

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art 102 West Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 lacda.com

eleventh annual the UN-Juried Exhibit every entry shown!

SNAP TO GRID:

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Show your work in our un-juried exhibit featuring digital art and photography at the tenth anniversary exhibit of this very popular program. All entries will be printed (8.5″x11″ on heavyweight paper) and shown in our gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit JPEG files of original work. Multiple entries are permitted. Separate registration fee required for each image.

Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. Many entrants from past competitions have already been included in our exhibits.

Deadline for entries: December 1, 2014 Exhibit Dates: December 11, 2014-January 3, 2015

Artist’s Reception: December 11, 7-9pm in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk

The exhibit is international, open to

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New Artist and Digital Art at Art du Jour Gallery in March – Updated

Endorfin, digital art by Robert Sharp

Butterfly Away, watercolor by Deanna St Martin

Art du Jour is pleased to announce our new member Deanna St. Martin who will be the featured artist in the main gallery for the month of March. Her vibrant, spontaneous paintings start out simply as she uses Halloween cobwebs to create the texture for the under paintings. She then sprays on liquid watercolors and manipulates the paint, moving it, brushing it and continuing to amend the painting. She uses watercolors, ephemeral, watercolor pencils, acrylics, watercolor paper and Yopo. St. Martin says, “The slickness of the Yupo combined with the viscosity of the paint interact perfectly to create chaos and out of chaos comes harmony of design.” Her inspiration comes from nature and things that she sees every day.

Blackbird Pie, by Ron Hodgdon

The works of two digital artists, Ron Hodgdon and Robert Sharp will be featured

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New Artist and Digital Art at Art du Jour Gallery in March

Layers Of, original watercolor by Deanna St Martin

Art du Jour is pleased to announce our new member Deanna St. Martin who will be the featured artist in the main gallery for the month of March. Her vibrant, spontaneous paintings start out simply as she uses Halloween cobwebs to create the texture for the underpaintings. She then sprays on liquid watercolors and manipulates the paint, moving it, brushing it and continuing to amend the painting.

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Call for Entries: LACDA 2014 International Juried Competition, Deadline Feb 24

LACDA call for digital art

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art 102 West Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 lacda.com

LACDA 2014 International Juried Competition Curator: Eve Schillo, L.A. County Museum of Art

LACDA Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary!

Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.

The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery March 13-April 6, 2014. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.

The artist’s reception will be the 10 year anniversary gala at our new expanded location in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk which is attended by

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Call to Artists: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art International Juried Competition

Enter LACDA’s juried competition for digital art and photography, juried by Peter Frank, Riverside Art Museum and Rex Bruce, L.A. Center for Digital Art. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The competition is international, open to all geographical locations.

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