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 ecook@massmoca.org
 

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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

 

Thanks, North Adams Project applicants!

An excited thanks to all of you who applied to the Assets for Artists: North Adams Project. (And thanks to those of you who spread the word to your friends!) We’ll be reviewing & responding to applications in the upcoming weeks.

Assets for Artists: North Adams Project

MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is excited to announce the launch of the North Adams Project.

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After several years of expanding to serve artists across the Northeast, the North Adams Project brings our artist support programming back to its hometown. We are offering a variety of funding and educational opportunities to artists looking to set down and deepen their entrepreneurial roots in this great creative community.

If you are an artist currently living and working in North Adams, please visit Current Residents to discover how the North Adams Project can help you.

If you’re currently based elsewhere, we we want you to bring your creative practice to North Adams. Check out New Arrivals to learn more about our professional development services and special assistance for those relocating either their home or studio to North Adams.

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A4A: Back in NYC

Assets for Artists is thrilled to be back in New York City, this time enrolling 36 artists from all boroughs and a stunning range of creative disciplines. After our most competitive application process to date, we are pleased to introduce to you some of the best and most hard-working talent in NYC:

Abril, Martita
Martita Abril
Manhattan
Dance
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Alvarez, Laura
Laura Alvarez
Bronx
Illustration
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Brody, Michele
Michele Brody
Bronx
Installation
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Brown-Osborne, Tyrone
Tyrone Brown-Osborne
Manhattan
Photography
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Carnes, Seth
Seth Carnes
Manhattan
Visual Art
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Commodore, Katie
Katie Commodore
Brooklyn
Visual Art
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Dalzen, Erik
Erik Dalzen
Brooklyn
Book Art
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Dawson, Sophia
Sophia Dawson
Brooklyn
Painting
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Dennis, Helen
Helen Dennis
Brooklyn
Public Art
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Eaton, Catherine
Catherine Eaton
Queens
Acting/Directing
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Elmaleh, Lisa
Lisa Elmaleh
Brooklyn
Photography
Website
Ezer, Merav
Merav Ezer
Brooklyn
Installation
Website
Falfan, Maura
Maura Falfan
Manhattan
Printmaking
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Galasso, Catherine
Catherine Galasso
Brooklyn
Theatre
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Harrington, Deadria
Deadria Harrington
Manhattan
Theatre
Website
Hixon, Musa
Musa Hixson
Brooklyn
Installation
Website
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Chia-Ying Kao
Brooklyn
Dance
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Kukla, Daniel
Daniel Kukla
Brooklyn
Photography
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Lee, General
General Lee
Bronx
Music
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Alexandra Lerman
Brooklyn
Installation
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Lindquist, Stephanie
Stephanie Lindquist
Bronx
Visual Art
Website
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Alissa Mello
Queens
Theatre
Website
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Maria Millar
Manhattan
Violin
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Mizrachi, Alice
Alice Mizrachi
Queens
Public Art
Website
Mozman, Rachelle
Rachelle Mozman
Brooklyn
Photography
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Jeremy Olson
Brooklyn
Performance Art
Website
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Jaime Puerta
Manhattan
Film
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Rapoport, Maria
Maria Rapoport
Manhattan
Writer
Website
Sohrens, Claudia
Claudia Sohrens
Brooklyn
Visual Art
Website
Stipkala, Michael
Michael Stipkala
Staten Island
Painting
Website
Tien, Melisa
Melisa Tien
Manhattan
Playwright
Website
Tyc, Cat
Cat Tyc
Brooklyn
Video
Website
Valverde, Raul
Raul Valverde
Brooklyn
Visual Art
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Vela Prado, Carlos
Carlos Vela-Prado
Brooklyn
Visual Art
Website
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Dina Vovsi
Brooklyn
Theatre
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Our second program round in NYC is made possible by the dedication of our wonderful partner organizations, plus the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation and New York Community Trust.

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