Artist Opportunities: Shows and Exhibitions (November-December 2014)

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

ARTIST MARKET IN SOMERVILLE MASSACHUSETTS

Space is available in upcoming Saturday Local Artist Market (SLAM) dates through Dec 2014. SLAM is in its 5th year providing a venue for local artists to exhibit & sell their work & an opportunity for shoppers to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. All media is considered. *Entry fee.

Deadline: Rolling Submission through December 2014

CERES EXPOSURE SHOW IN CHELSEA

Ceres Gallery presents 10 exhibitions each week for 5 weeks with space available for 2 & 3D work. Each artist will have 12-17 ft of wall space with 10+ ft ceilings OR approx 80-100 sq ft of floor space. 1 artist per week with work on stands/floor & 9 artists on the walls. Nov 25 – Dec 30, 2014 with a 10 artist show each week. First-come/first-served. *Entry Fee

Deadline: Rolling submission through December 2014

CONTEMPORARY WOMEN ARTISTS XVII – REIMAGINING FEMMAGE BIENNIAL EXHIBITION

“Contemporary Women Artists XVII – Reimagining Femmage” is a juried international biennial exhibition inviting artists to reimagine Miriam Schapiro’s working definition of Femmage and make it their own. Open to all women or “women identified” artists.

Deadline: November 2nd, 2014

CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: THE ART OF STILL LIFE

Still life is one of the great traditional art forms. PhotoPlace invites you to push the limits of how you think of “still life” and look forward to seeing your submissions for Marvelous Things. *Entry Fee.

Deadline: November 3rd, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: POETICS OF LIGHT

This juried group photography show at Black Box Gallery will focus on the quality and drama of light in photography. Light is the foundation of great photography and photographers need to know the importance of seeing and controlling the luminosity of light in pictures. Exposure, direction, highlight, shadow and contrast all play a major roll in creating striking and magical pictures.

Deadline: November 5th, 2014

PHOTOGRAPHING ROCK N ROLL: INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRY

The subject, “Rock & Roll” is interpretive, rather then literal and includes all photographs that represents Rock & Roll. Whether through an on stage performance to what’s happening back stage. All images selected by juror will be exhibited throughout the Mpls Photo Center Galleries and published in a full-color exhibit book for purchase *Entry fee.

Deadline: November 7th, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 4TH SEASON OF ANOTHER EXPERIMENT BY WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL

AXW has promoted and screened experimental shorts since 2010 in Manhattan NY. Many of these films feature underrepresented themes and issues distinct to women and girls, are usually made by women and, sometimes, men. We recommend submitting shorter works of around 10 minutes and under, as these are easier to include.

Deadline: November 13th, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: OPEN CALL NORTH-NORTHEAST

Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) is a juried exhibition organized by BMAC that showcases established, mid-career, and emerging artists working in all media. Open Call NNE (North-Northeast) will showcase dozens of artists with 1-4 works each.

Deadline: November 14th, 2014

2015 WEARABLE ART AWARDS CALL FOR ARTISTS

Port Moody Arts Centre Society asks artists to go deep into their imaginations to create a wearable piece of art that challenges what most consider to be wearable, or everyday fashion.  *Entry Fee

Deadline: November 15th, 2014

2014 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS HEAR  N O W  HERE

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme HEAR n o w HERE for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art’s 2015 programming in Toronto, Canada. *Entry Fee

Deadline: November 15th, 2014

Call for Artists: Reflection

The Dedham Square Artist Guild invites Eastern Massachusetts artists working in any medium to submit work to their latest artist challenge entitled “Reflection”.  Selected work will be exhibited at the Dedham Square Theatre.

Deadline: November 17th, 2014

2ND ANNUAL ARTISTS’ BOOK EXHIBITION

WoCA Projects presents its 2nd Annual Juried Artists’ Books Exhibition exploring the diversity within the artist book medium, including both traditional book-binded forms as well as (but not limited to) those works that use books as a reference or metaphor to create other conceptual forms.

Deadline: November 19th, 2014

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR ENTRY BLACK AND WHITE Photography 2014

This call for entry is our second homage to the early days of our craft, when all the emotion, texture and beauty had to be captured in shades gray from black to white. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page. Winners and Juror’s Selections will have the opportunity to participate in a gallery show in April 2015. *Entry fee.

Deadline: November 23rd, 2014

Call for EntrY: THE ART OF OUR CONSUMPTION

There are many ways to talk about our relationship with our environment. The Art of Our Consumption invites artists to participate in this discussion using repurposed, recycled, salvaged, found, or sustainable materials in their creations. Whether through media, process, or theme, artwork should speak to our relationship with and impact on our environment – what and how we consume, conserve, destroy, create, etc. *Entry fee.

Deadline: November 22nd, 2014

The twenty third annual competition for gallery group exhibition, solo exhibition awards and $2400 in publication awards. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held in March of 2015 at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any media. *Entry Fee

Deadline: November 30th, 2014

Fresh Paint Magazine is looking for submissions from emerging and mid-career artists for our first juried issue. Artists working in two dimensional fine art disciplines (except photography) are welcome to submit their work. *Entry Fee

Deadline: November 30th, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR COSMOS: IMAGINING THE UNIVERSE

Held at the Annemarie Sculpture Garden, this exhibit invites artists to envision the mysteries of the universe, both scientific and fantastical, theoretical and
fictional, real and imagined. The goal is to assemble a vibrant and diverse selection of works that speak to our
fascination with the cosmos. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; cash
awards. *Entry Fee

Deadline: December 5th, 2014

SCIENTIFICOUS: An International Call for Entries

SCIENTIFICOUS is a competitive international exhibition of works exploring the theme of the art of science and science in art. Works selected will represent some point of view, image, or idea about this theme. This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract, or experimental. *Entry Fee

Deadline: December 5th, 2014

Golden: Call For Art

The Brookline Arts Center (BAC) is celebrating its golden anniversary! For 50 years, the Center has been a pillar for excellence in art education and developing appreciation for the visual arts. In conjunction with its 50th Anniversary, the BAC invites Massachusetts based artists of all mediums to submit work relating to gold!

Deadline: December 7th, 2014

Attention, Performing Artists! Extended Deadline for FREE A4A workshop.

Good news, performing artists: We’ve extended the deadline for our fall workshop with Seth Lepore! Massachusetts-based artists in the live arts — music, theater, comedy, dance, etc. — are encouraged to apply.  Details below.  Application is due by November 6th, 2014 at 5pm  

Download a fillable PDF version of the application here.

December 3 (Wednesday), 1-6pm:
The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Performing Artist (Boston, MA)

Seth_Refugee_PR_Photo_2Seth Lepore is a touring performer, writer, and educator. This workshop covers the core building blocks of running a sustainable business as a performing artist — providing participants with key information, implementable tools, timesaving resources and a set of new colleagues that they can network with.

 

Questions? Email assestsforartists@massmoca.org

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Support for this Assets for Artists programming has generously been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the US Department of Agriculture, Citizens Bank, and the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation.

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Massachusetts Artists: APPLY NOW!

We are excited to announce Assets for Artists’ fall 2014 program cycle for artists living or operating their creative business anywhere in Massachusetts.
Apply by November 7th!


Since 2008, A4A has been committed to helping
Massachusetts artists in all disciplines build the foundation for a lifetime of creative work. Apply now to join them!

Eligible applicants include artists in all disciplines — visual artists, musicians, performers, designers, photographers, filmmakers, artisans, etc. — whose practice would benefit from the opportunity to receive working capital funds and improve their financial and business management skills to make valuable investments aimed at growing their creative enterprises. (Income and household asset guidelines also apply. See application form for details.)

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“This grant and its process was deeply changing, even transformative, and came at just the right time for me.” – Anne Lilly, Boston-based sculptor

Artists selected to participate in the 2014 A4A program will benefit from the following opportunities:

A “matched savings” program providing working capital to be invested in the artist’s Massachusetts-based creative business. Over the course of 6-27 months, artists will save $2,000 of their own funds in order to receive a $2,000 matching grant.

lexington-ave“The design of this program is excellent. The match was a strong incentive to save money.  The trainings provided a great deal of well-targeted, important new information.  Individualized guidance was available throughout the writing process. - Valerie Isaacs, Allston-based painter

Two free professional development workshops: A dynamic “bootcamp” on personal finance and an artist-tailored business planning workshop. These mandatory trainings will be offered in eastern and western MA in winter/spring 2015 (dates TBD).

“Everything about this program exceeded my expectations.  The staff made each step really clear and they were always very responsive and helpful along the way. The trainings were helpful and relevant. I was grateful for this opportunity to grow my business and get some training and assistance.” – Macey Faeilla, Owner of Knack (creative reuse and community crafting space), Easthampton, MA

One-on-one business/financial counseling, including support in writing a business plan to guide the targeted investment of the artist’s matched savings funds. The business plan must be finalized before participating artists gain access to their program funds.

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Download the application
 for more information and to confirm your eligibility. Some tips:
– Save the PDF file to your computer, close out, and then re-open the document before starting to fill in the form to be sure your information will save.
– If you’re unable to work with a PDF, please contact us about alternative ways of submitting your application.

MJ Halberstadt (Massachusetts), playwright
Application Deadline: November 7th, 2014 
by 5:00 pm. Please direct questions and submit all materials to assetsforartists@massmoca.org

Our program is made possible by the dedication of our wonderful partner organizations MASS MoCA, ArtHome, and The Midas Collaborative:
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plus the generous support of Citizens Bank, United States Department of Agriculture, Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, Assets For Independence (AFI), and the Massachusetts Cultural Council:

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Artist Opportunities: Grant, Residencies, and Fellowships (October-November, 2014)

Listed below are opportunities to apply for residencies, receive grants and participate in fellowships.  Check them out!

If you have an opportunity to share, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org
 

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP AND GRANT

Open call for proposals from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The current call for proposals is in the Artist as Activist program. If you believe that your work fits strongly with the program’s goals and scope we encourage you to prepare an application according to the guidelines and instructions.

Deadline: October 13th, 2014

INSTITUTE FOR COLLABORATIVE THEATER MAKING FELLOWSHIPS 2015

Target Margin Theater (Brooklyn, NY) is accepting applications for the second year of its Institute for Collaborative Theater Making. We are looking for 5 emerging artists who have demonstrated a serious commitment to making art and a shared interest in theater and our principles. Applicants should have substantial professional experience or an advanced degree.

Deadline: October 15th, 2014

CREATIVE GLASS CENTER OF AMERICA 2015 SPRING FELLOWSHIPS

The Creative Glass Center of America at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center is awarding four traditional three-month fellowships and shorter-project based fellowships based on artist flexibility. Artists get exceptional access to glass facilities and various process mediums, and they also receive stipends ($1,500), the use of private studios, technical assistance, comfortable housing and institutional support, including access to the Museum of American Glass.

Deadline: October 15th, 2014

OPEN CALL FOR THE CRYSTAL RUTH BELL FULLY FUNDED RESIDENCY AT RED GATE

The artist selected will be awarded a fully-funded three month residency from December 2014 until February 2015. Travel and visa costs will be covered, and the artist will be given a stipend for materials and additional living expenses. There are no restrictions on the artists’ mediums, age, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or any other criteria.

Deadline: October 25th, 2014

A.I.R. GALLERY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2015-16

This program is open to all self-identified women artists who have never had a solo show in NYC, or who have not had a solo show in NYC in the last ten years, outside of an educational or not-for-profit venue. Candidates must live in the NYC greater metro area or plan to live in the NYC greater metro area for the duration of the program.

Application Deadline: October 30th, 2014

PARENT RESIDENCY GRANT

With new support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Women’s Studio Workshop is offering a four-week Parent Residency Grant for a woman artist with a dependent child/children under the age of 15.

Deadline: October 31st, 2014

STURT CRAFT CENTRE RESIDENCY

Sturt Craft Centre invites applications from experienced craft practitioners to the Sturt Artist-in-Residence program.  Residencies occur in the craft disciplines of ceramics, jewellery/metalwork, textiles and woodwork. Four to six residencies occur at Sturt each year. Three types of residencies available: Professional, Self-Directed, and Graduate.

Deadline: October 31st, 2014

2015 ROME PRIZE FELLOWSHIP

The American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities. The Rome Prize is awarded annually to about thirty candidates, each selected by a jury of distinguished peers through a national competition.

Deadline: November 1st, 2014

Contemporary Artists Center Residency

The Contemporary Artists Center provides 2-wk to 3-month long artist residencies in Troy, NY. Emerging artists of all disciplines and from all over the world live and work in a historic Neo-Gothic chapel, featuring 20-ft. high ceilings, adaptable 24-hour studios, lofted bedrooms, kitchen facility and a growing body of specialized tools. All artists receive some form of financial assistance.

Application Deadline: November 1st, 2014
November 1st is a priority deadline.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Artist Opportunities: Shows and Exhibitions (October-November, 2014)

Listed below are opportunities to participate in juried shows 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

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

Silver Eye Center for Photography: Call for Entries

Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 15, an international photography competition. Now in its 15th year, this competition recognizes both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe and from the state of Pennsylvania. *Entry fee

Deadline: October 13th, 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. Artist Members of the Guild have multiple opportunities annually to participate in a variety of exhibitions, such as our Gallery located in Dumbo Brooklyn, Governors Island (our 6th season is this year), the Fountain Art Fair, and in the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue. *Membership Fees

Deadline: October 15th, 2014

THE 6TH ANNUAL DEGENERATE CRAFT FAIR

Each year, we showcase artists and designers selling affordable versions of their work, and dedicated craftmakers who take unconventional approaches toward traditional techniques.  For 2014, they will put the focus back on blurring the line between art and craft. They are looking for more artists who would like to use this as a platform to sell their work, especially artists whose practices integrate craft traditions, who work in multiples, or who create affordable versions of their work. *Entry fee

Deadline: October 24th, 2014

CALL FOR BOSTON AREA ARTISTS ONLY

Kingston Gallery, an artist-run gallery in Boston’s South End, is accepting applications for 2 new artist members. We showcase a diverse range of contemporary art in a mutually supportive environment that encourages experimentation and growth. Dues-paying members receive a solo show every 2-3 years in the Main gallery and a solo show in the Members’ gallery in alternate years.

Deadline: October 25th, 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:
October 29th- Cannabis Culture
November 25th- Landscape

BLUE MOUNTAIN GALLERY: JURIED EXHIBITION FOR TWO-DIMENSIONAL WORK

Two-dimensional media only, including painting, drawing, printmaking, pastel and mixed media. Juror: JOHN DUBROW, a renowned contemporary American painter. As a member of the National Academy of Design, he has received numerous awards from the Academy. BLUE MOUNTAIN GALLERY, founded in 1980, is located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art district, and is sponsoring its second Annual Juried Exhibition.

Deadline: October 28th, 2014

GALLERY SEVEN JURIED EXHIBITION “REFLECTION”

Juried exhibition at Gallery Seven. Open to New England artists 18+ years working in any 2D medium with regard to the theme of REFLECTION. Work must be original. Guest Juror: Kristina Durocher, Director and Curator of the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire.

Deadline: October 31st, 2014

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

The Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each year, showing contemporary art in all media. Exhibits are 5 weeks long. Exhibits are in pairs, groups and solo. Reviewing exhibition proposals for six exhibits in the 2015 – 2016 academic year. Open to all U.S. residents. *Entry fee

Deadline: October 31st, 2014

CONTEMPORARY WOMEN ARTISTS XVII – REIMAGINING FEMMAGE BIENNIAL EXHIBITION

“Contemporary Women Artists XVII – Reimagining Femmage” is a juried international biennial exhibition inviting artists to reimagine Miriam Schapiro’s working definition of Femmage and make it their own. Open to all women or “women identified” artists.

Deadline: November 2nd, 2014

4th Annual Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition

The Fine Arts Gallery at Armstrong State University is proud to announce its 4th Annual Armstrong National 2–D Competition Exhibition presented by the Art, Music, and Theatre department. The show will feature 2-D artwork including, but not limited to, drawing, graphics, painting, textiles, printmaking, and photography. *Entry Fee

Deadline: November 3rd, 2014