Artist Opportunities September-October, 2014

Listed below are opportunities to participate in juried shows, apply for residencies, and compete for space in group exhibitions.  Check them out!
 
If you have an opportunity to share, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org
 

OPEN CALL TO FEMALE ARTISTS IN VISUAL AND LITERARY ART

Pen and Brush provides a platform to showcase the work of excellent female artists to a broader audience. Our galleries can accommodate a variety of group shows, solo and feature exhibitions curated by art world professionals who support our vision. We are now accepting entries and our visual arts curators are reviewing work on a continual basis. Curators are considering works for various exhibitions that will commence at the beginning of 2015 in our new facility. *Entry Fee

Deadline: Rolling Submission

118TH ANNUAL OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION:  CATHARINE LORILLARD WOLFE ART CLUB

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, December 2-19, 2014 at the National Arts Club in New York, NY. Over $10,000 in awards. *Entry fee

Deadline: September 19, 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: THE UNDER 40 SHOW

The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (WAAM) is seeking artist submissions for The Under 40 Show. Artists wishing to apply must be under 40 years old and live within 50 miles of Woodstock, NY. Artists need to hand deliver and pick-up works selected for the exhibition. The Juror is Joe Concra, noted painter and founder of the O+ Festival.

Deadline: September 21st, 2014

NATIONAL JURIED SMALL WORKS SHOW

The first national juried exhibition at Main Street Arts will be an exhibition of small works (12″ or less in any direction). Open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Jurors: Gallery director and staff. Awards: $1,000 in cash awards. *Entry Fee

Deadline: September 22nd, 2014

CALL FOR VIDEO WORK – VIDEO ART EXPLORING TEXTURE

Monthly screenings of curated video work exploring different flavors of the video experience.  Video submissions should be under 10 minutes.  Send youtube or vimeo link to vera.o.petukhova@gmail.com  with the subject “SCREEN SHOTS / theme you are submitting for”. Please include a brief  2-3 sentence description of the work and the city you live and work in.

Upcoming deadlines and themes:
September 24th – Texture
October 29th- Cannabis Culture
November 25th- Landscape

NAWA EXHIBITION. VOICES: AN ARTIST’S PERSPECTIVE

Exhibition in conjunction with Karen Gutfreund Art at the NAWA (National Association of Women Artists), 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011 opening April 2nd to April 30, 2015.  Voice, by definition, includes a larger sense of expression than just the utterance of sound; it also signifies meaning and intention in artistic pursuits.  “Voices: An Artists Perspective” seeks art in all media with works portraying a unique, individual voice and style to tell stories, whether the voice is as soft as a whisper or a loud, primal scream that will engage the viewer. *Entry fee

Deadline: September 25th, 2014

WAH CENTER PRESENTS “OVER THE EDGE: PAPERWORKS UNBOUND”

We are now accepting submissions for the “Paperworks Unbound” show, a group art exhibition exploring the many artistic usages of paper and how paper has the ability to connect people of all different backgrounds. *Entry fee

Deadline is September 26th, 2014

MEYER FAMILY AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY ART & BETSY MEYER MEMORIAL EXHIBITION | $1000 PRIZE AND SOLO SHOW

The Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art, presented by Main Line Art Center in conjunction with the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, consists of an award of $1000 and a solo exhibition to each selected artist. Approximately three artists will be selected annually to receive the award and present a solo show in the Center’s award-winning galleries. This award and associated exhibition program is an effort to support the talented contemporary artists in the Mid-Atlantic region, to honor deserving artists in the field, and to encourage excellence and experimentation in artistic practice, presentation, and community involvement. *Entry Fee

Deadline: September 29th, 2014

INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION: PUNCH GALLERY

Punch Gallery presents an international juried exhibition taking place November and December 2014. Located in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of downtown Seattle, PUNCH provides an excellent opportunity to gain exposure within the Northwest regional art scene. Artists from any country may submit work in any medium. In addition to traditional media and crafts, artists are encouraged to submit work in experimental genres, video, sound, or installation. Members of PUNCH are not eligible to enter. *Entry fee

Deadline: September 29th, 2014

DUO MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER SEEKING WORKS FOR ITS GROUP SHOW/PERFORMANCE ART INSTALLATION

DMAC-Duo Multicultural Arts Center, East Village, NYC is seeking works for its group show/performance art installation: Art Whores opening in October, 2014. It is a boundary pushing theme based exhibition revolving around sex/sexuality. Works must reflect the theme. We are seeking submissions of art works including traditional two dimensional works in any medium, digital video works, sculpture, architecture, animation, performance art that can be presented live in our gallery, written works, recorded music/lyric works.

Deadline: September 30th, 2014

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ABSTRACT ART

announces a call to all artists, nationally and internationally, using all forms of mediums, to join this month’s exhibition and competition; theme ABSTRACTS. Take reality and remove it from your art! Show us your shapes, colors, geometrics, lines, and your personal creativity. There are no rules here… Except the work must be yours and for sale. *Entry fee

Deadline:  September 30th, 2014

THE GATEWAY TO SEDONA ARTIST PAINTING COMPETITION

Painting competition, artist promotion and fundraiser open to all painters over 18 working in traditional media (oils, acrylics, pastels, and watercolors or mixed media 2-D creation). Dedicated page for each painting with website link; artists selected each week for publicity promotion in online news or promoted posts in social media. Over $10,000 in awards – grand prize $5,000. *Entry Fee

Deadline: September 30th, 2014

NEXT: NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC VISIONS

Next is an open call for contemporary photo based works, & will be juried by Elizabeth Avedon, independent curator & writer. The curator is looking to see exceptional photography with a unique perspective & a cohesive look. We encourage entrants to challenge themselves to excite our juror, who has her finger on the pulse of contemporary photography! *Entry Fee

Deadline: October 1st, 2014

CROSSING ART GALLERY: JURIED EXHIBITION

Crossing Art Gallery is seeking submissions for “The View Over Here: Constructing Cultural Identity,” an international juried exhibition which will be on view from November 14 to December 13, 2014. The exhibition seeks to view aesthetic expression through an international lens, highlighting the interactions of nationalities, and expounding upon the use of art as a way of expressing one’s origins. A portion of the funds raised at the event, including a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of artwork during the opening reception will go toward the Queens Library: The International Commons (QLIC). *Entry Fee

Deadline: October 1st, 2014

ART GALA AT PIER 60 IN CHELSEA: JURIED EXHIBITION AND AUCTION

An extraordinary art Gala at Pier 60 in Chelsea on 10/16 with 600 attendees, followed by ongoing virtual show to benefit the arts program at YAI, yai.org.  An evening dedicated to moving our society towards a greater understanding of how to make community acceptance and inclusion a reality. You may participate in the show even if you are unable to facilitate artwork at the Gala. This is a major event with Fortune 500 sponsors, corporate, and individual collectors. Sotheby’s will provide guest auctioneer. *Entry Fee

Deadline: October 1st, 2014

THE SELIGMANN CENTER: MAGICAL EVENTS: A SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION

The Seligmann Center welcomes submissions for its upcoming exhibition, Magical Events: A Small Works Exhibition, on view November 14-January 3. Artists are invited to submit two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of any medium. There is no width restriction, however works may not exceed 10” in height or depth, including frames and peripheral elements. The exhibition will be presented in two galleries on the Seligmann Center property: Seligmann’s Studio and Foyer Gallery, located in the converted barn and farmhouse. *Entry Fee

Deadline: October 3rd, 2014

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: CHARLES KRAUSE/REPORTING FINE ART GALLERY

LINES DRAWN: America’s Artists Look Beyond the Politics of Red and Blue is a juried exhibit of artwork that relates to, or provides evidence of, the failure of our elected officials to address social, economic and/or political issues which the submitting artist thinks should be addressed for the betterment of the country as a whole. The winning submissions will be exhibited and offered for sale at CHARLES KRAUSE/REPORTING FINE ART Gallery in Washington DC from 11 October to 25 November 2014.

Deadline: October 3rd, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

fotofoto gallery of Huntington, NY “10th National Photography Competition”. Open to U.S. residents 18 years or older. Any photographic medium including digital and alternative processes will be accepted. $1,000 in cash prizes. *Entry Fee

Deadline: October 5th, 2014

8TH ANNUAL BEYOND THE BOOK JURIED EXHIBITION

This call for artist’s books and book-related art will be happening once again in October. Entries will be accepted at the Faneuil Library in Oak Square, Brighton on Fri. Oct. 3rd, 9 am. till 5 pm., Sat. October 4th 9 am. till 2 pm., and Tues. October 7th, noon till 8 pm. Opening Saturday, October 18th, 2014! Reception from 11 am till 1 pm. at the Faneuil Branch Boston Public Library, Oak Square, Brighton.  *Entry Fee

Details: rkomarow@gmail.com

Deadline: October 7th, 2014

SCULPTORS GUILD CALL FOR NEW MEMBERS EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

Membership in the Sculptors Guild is obtainable by professional sculptors of high creative ability. Membership can be by invitation and/or by submission to the Admissions Committee that reviews applications twice a year. All members receive full-page representation on our website, and benefit from networking with Sculptors Guild members. Artist Members of the Guild have multiple opportunities annually to participate in a variety of exhibitions such as a one-person show in our gallery located in Dumbo Brooklyn, Governors Island (our 6th season is this year), and in the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue.  *Membership Fees

Deadline: October 15th, 2014

 

Artist Profile: Martha Flood

Martha Flood, one of our North Adams based artists, has some exciting new developments in her artwork. We’re proud to mention that “Martha Flood Design Studio & Fabric Gallery” was cited in Yankee Magazines “Best of New England” 2013. Check out some of the other updated information and pictures of Martha’s studio and designs below!

Martha Flood lived and worked in the Beaver Mill artist studio building in North Adams when she joined the first round of Assets for Artists in 2008. Now she lives outside of town but has opened a terrific design studio in downtown North Adams on Eagle Street a short distance from MASS MoCA.

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North Adams is not New York or Paris, where opening a design studio is often an obvious business step toward discovery by shoppers seeking cutting edge design direct from the artist, and by major retail and commercial accounts looking for the next big thing: Martha’s design studio in North Adams, far from the center of the design world, is a bold venture, and one that I hope bodes well for the future of our community as a commercial hub for individual artists and designers.

She knows her industry, having spent some 30 years as a surface pattern designer, producing designs for wallcoverings, fabrics, laminates and wrapping papers. Her list of clients and professional accomplishments is extensive, although pattern design remains a challenging industry in which to earn a solid living as a full-time designer.

Martha was the first participant in the “small business” track of the Assets for Artists program to utilize the full savings and match she had earned and thus complete the program. She used her working capital investment to support the start-up costs of her new MFD Fabrics line, printing an initial inventory of eco-friendly fabric from her exciting “Woodlands Collection”. Her designs are inspired natural textures and patterns encountered in the woodlands and country byways of the New England landscape.  The fabrics are available by the yard at her studio and through  Martha’s website.

Welcome, Emily!

Assets for Artists has an amazing new intern! Emily Edwards started on Monday, and already she’s wowing us with her enthusiasm, quick thinking, and instinctive knack for all things social media. For the rest of the fall, Emily will be the force behind most of the A4A blog & Facebook posts you read.

 

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Emily recently finished up her undergraduate studies in Art Photography & English at Syracuse University, where she also assisted the artist team behind the Canary Project. (If you’ve been to MASS MoCA recently, you may have seen the Canary Project’s “Eclipse,” a thoughtful multimedia installation about species extinction.)

 

Emily’s experience as a student and artist in Syracuse left her interested in work geared toward supporting artists. She was thrilled to find Assets for Artists, and we’re delighted to welcome her to the team! We think it’s a great match and are excited to have Emily here to help with our busy roster of fall programming.

Fond Farewell to Eleanor Cook!

Today we bid Eleanor Cook a fond farewell. After 11 months of sharing her considerable talents (not to mention 40+ hours of her life each week!) with Assets for Artists, Eleanor is setting out to pursue new opportunities in Chicago.

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The A4A team: Blair, Eleanor, and Briana

Since her arrival last September, Eleanor has wowed us with her dedication, perspicacity, and unflagging enthusiasm for the A4A mission. We’re a small team, and Eleanor has been an indispensable force behind all of A4A’s activities this past year: new enrollments, outreach, trainings, grant-writing, program design, and social media. Just as importantly, Eleanor’s lovely presence — cheerful and thoughtful in equal measure — has brightened our office and endeared her to the whole of the MASS MoCA community.

On top of her work with Assets for Artists, Eleanor has given countless hours to general MASS MoCA duties: Performing Arts events, museum tours and Info Desk, and installation support to a number of artists now on view in the galleries. If you’ve visited recently, you’ll have seen Eleanor’s picture in the press materials for Teresita Fernández’ As Above, So Below. (The elegant figure in black on the giant parking lot banner? That’s Eleanor.) We’re kinda proud.

Chicago is lucky to get you, Eleanor! You’ll be missed.

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Artist Opportunities: August-September, 2014

Listed below are opportunities to participate in juried shows, apply for residencies, and compete for space in group exhibitions.  Check them out!
 
If you have an opportunity to share, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org
 

fresh art 2014

Marin Society of Artists announces a call to artists for a national juried art exhibition, September 13 – October 11, 2014 at the Marin Society of Artists Gallery in Ross, CA. $1750 in awards. Juror: Dr. Stephanie Hanor, Assistant Dean and Director, Mills College Art Museum. You are invited to submit digital images of up to three of your original works completed in the past two years. *Entry fee

Deadline: August 5, 2014

Black and white: 2014

Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon seeks entries for a juried exhibition of black and white photography, September 1-20, 2014. Juror: Cris Moss. *Entry fee

Deadline:  August 6, 2014

NATIONAL JURIED SHOW OF CONTEMPORARY TROMPE L’OEIL

The John F. Peto Studio Museum in Island Heights, NJ announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 27 – December 28, 2014. Cash Prizes. Juror: Gary Erbe. The purpose of this exhibition is to showcase contemporary art work that “fools the eye” and demonstrates the innovative ways in which artists continue to expresss themselves through trompe l’oeil. Works in any medium (except photography) *Entry fee

Deadline: August 8, 2014

4th HOLGA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Open to photographers around the globe that use a Holga camera or an element of it. Juror: David Burnett. Cash prizes and exhibition opportunities. Held at TCC PHOTO | GALLERY 207 in Longview, TX  *Entry fee

Deadline: August 10, 2014

Synthetic Zero: September event

The next Synthetic Zero Event will be in September 2014 at BronxArtSpace. We’re looking for visual art, performance, video, music, readings, dance and other work for the show.
The Synthetic Zero events are a series of informal art events focusing on high quality experimental and contemporary work in different media. In the past, a diverse set of curators has chosen work by artists from around the world, including Miranda July, Yoshi Sodeoka, Zoe Leonard, Hector Canonge, Benton Bainbridge, and many others.

Deadline: August 10, 2014

2014 Curatorial Grant for Young Women’s Art Collective

Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Arc Project Gallery in San Francisco, CA. We are seeking proposals for an innovative exhibition mounted by a collective of San Francisco Bay Area women under the age of 35.

Deadline: August 10, 2014

CALL FOR BOSTON AREA ARTISTS

In conjunction with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the Somerville, Medford and Cambridge Arts Councils will commission multiple artists to design an integrated art program for the Green Line Extension stations.

Deadline: August 15, 2014

group show at multiples in chicago

Premiered at the inaugural Verge: Art Brooklyn, ‘Tomorrow Stars’ has proven an important platform for artists to receive essential exposure to gallerists, museum curators, press and collectors. We are looking for the best in not-yet-seen before new work; finalists selected by our panel of distinguished jurors will be given space to exhibit one work from their application at Multiples gallery in Chicago.

Deadline: August 15, 2014

BOSTON AREA ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

We are currently accepting submissions from artists of all media in the first five years of their career who are not enrolled full-time in an academic program. The artist-in-residence will be awarded a 132 square foot studio with a shared lobby space, and will have the opportunity to live rent-free in a single bedroom cottage within walking distance of The Umbrella. *Entry fee

Deadline is August 15, 2014

nave gallery: bibliophilia

The Nave Gallery Annex (Somerville, MA) invites artists to participate in the curated exhibition Bibliophilia, a celebration and exploration of the complex medium of books. The curator will select artworks that depict how this form can express diverse ideas.

Deadline: August 15, 2014

SMART DEVICE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) in Brooklyn, NY announces a call to artists for a juried art competition, September 27 – October 26, 2014. $1500 Cash Awards. This international call for submission is open to all creators working on smartphones and smart devices. All work must be captured and edited on a smartphone or a smart device. *Entry fee

Deadline: August 16, 2014

LES BID & WHOLE FOODS MARKET® BOWERY

The Lower East Side Business Improvement District and Whole Foods Market® Bowery are seeking submissions from visual artists whose work is tied to the Lower East Side – artwork that speaks to either or both the past and present of this neighborhood. Submissions can run the full range – whether that’s portrait, graphic, painting, photography etc.

Deadline: August 18, 2014

Art Scene today: off the grid

Off the Grid…art that challenges or subverts the norm. We’re looking for your best and most daring work, unique and innovative explorations of subject matter or technique. ArtSceneToday in NYC hosts juried competitions recognize excellence in the visual arts among emerging artists from around the world.

Deadline: August 18, 2014

THE NELLIE ALLEN SMITH (2014) JURIED POTTERY COMPETITION

Cape Fear Studios in Fayetteville, North Carolina announces a call to artists for a juried exhibition, October 24, 2014 to November 20, 2014. $1,350.00 in prizes *Entry fee

Deadline: August 22, 2014

 SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: THE BRAIN

16th annual art-science juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, to be held at the New York Hall of Science from October 11, 2014 – March 29, 2015. Co-Jurors are neuroscientist and author, Anjan Chatterjee; and Stephen Nowlin, Director of the Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design Pasadena, California. *Entry fee

Deadline: August 24, 2014

INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art seeks entries for a juried competition for digital art and photography curated by Nancy Meyer, LACMA (L.A. County Museum of Art) & Max Presneill, Torrence Art Museum. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. Cash Prizes. *Entry fee

Deadline: August 25, 2014

screen shots: capitol Hill Art Walk @ Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA

Monthly screenings during Capitol Hill Art Walk @ Northwest Film Forum. Experiments on the big screen: monthly curated themes exploring different flavors of the video experience.

Deadline: August 27, 2014

CAROLE CALO GALLERY AT STONEHILL COLLEGE

The Carole Calo Gallery at Stonehill College in Easton, MA is looking for artists whose work lies within the genre of landscape, but may aim to go beyond its traditional portrayal. We will accept any media and are open to work being site-specific and outside of the gallery’s four walls. Submissions need to include 10-20 images, resume, artist statement, and cover letter explaining the artist’s interest. Send to: csmithcorby@stonehill.edu

Deadline: August 27, 2014

A SHOW OF HEADS: Hudson, NY

A thematic exhibition based on the portrayal and interpretation of the human head to be held at the Limner Gallery, October 23 – November 22, 2014. Open for entry to all artists working in any media. $2,200 in Direct Art Magazine publication awards. *Entry fee

Deadline: August 31, 2014

Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Paris Residency

The Residency is open to visual artists of all mediums, art writers and critics, 24 years or older. Recent graduates are especially encouraged to apply. The selection will be made based on the merit of past work and the potential for future success, the ability to independently develop new work, and the proposed project’s relevance to the city of Paris. Recipients will be required to maintain a blog, which will be posted on ArtSlant.

Deadline: August 31, 2014

MULTIPLICITIES: NEW DIRECTIONS IN FIBER

Imago Foundation for the Arts seeks entries for a juried fiber exhibition, October 17 – November 8, 2014 at the Imago Gallery in Warren, RI. Cash Awards. Juror: Elin Noble. Work created using or referencing any fiber techniques and vocabularies, in any material, is eligible.

Deadline: August 31, 2014

LDG SIXTH ANNUAL FIGURATIVE DRAWING & PAINTING EXHIBITION

Lore Degenstein Gallery in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, October 18 – December 5, 2014. $5,000 in awards. Juror: Pamela Wilson. Open to two-dimensional figurative artists (referencing the human figure), working in painting, drawing or printmaking. *Entry fee

Deadline: September 2, 2014

Dark: Arc Gallery, San FRANCISCO, CA

Arc Gallery in San Francisco announces a call to artists for a national juried art exhibition, November 8 – December 6, 2014. Juror’s Award ribbon & certificate to 3 works expressing most imaginative interpretation of theme. *Entry fee

Deadline: September 4, 2014

Materials: Hard & Soft

The 28th Annual, “Materials: Hard & Soft”, National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition is based out of Denton, Texas. This competition attracts hundreds of entries from all over the country in all craft media from clay to fiber, glass to metal and from paper to wood. Ana M. Lopez, a Metalsmith, educator and decorative arts scholar, will jury this year’s entries and award $5,000 in prize money.

Deadline: September 5, 2014

 

HUMOR: Linus galleries online exhibition

Linus Galleries seeks entries for an upcoming online exhibition. Artists have served to document a wide range of human emotions through their artistic creations including those of amusement and humor. *Entry Fee

Deadline: September 8, 2014

nave gallery: truth telling: art in search of social justice

The Nave Gallery (Somerville, MA), in partnership with the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church invites artists to participate in the curated exhibition Truth Telling: Art in Search of Social Justice. Artists in all media are invited to submit images that show or comment on the violation of human dignity  or environmental integrity that moves them to anger or compassion.

Deadline: September 8, 2014

sublet series @ here program nyc

Since 1993, HERE Arts Center has been one of New York’s most prolific producing organizations, and today, it stands at the forefront of the city’s presenters of daring new hybrid art.
One of our most vital services, the SubletSeries@HERE Program, supports 250 guest independent artists and groups—such as New Georges, Vampire Cowboys, and ViBe Theater Experience (an educational arts group for underserved urban teen girls)—and their audiences each season.

Deadline: September 8, 2014

CALL FOR WORKS ON PAPER

South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA, invites entries of original work that offer distinctive, imaginative imagery using paper. Show dates October 24 – December 21, 2014. Opening Reception October 24 6-8pm Juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. $1200 in prizes – all work must be for sale. *Entry fee

Deadline: September 15, 2014

118TH ANNUAL OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION:  Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, December 2-19, 2014 at the National Arts Club in New York, NY. Over $10,000 in awards. *Entry fee

Deadline: September 19, 2014

Voices: An Artist’s Perspective

UniteWomen.org and Karen Gutfreund Art in New York announces a Call for Art! Voices: An Artist’s Perspective Voice, by definition, includes a larger sense of expression than just the utterance of sound; it also signifies meaning and intention in artistic pursuits.

Deadline: September 26, 2014