|Handmade Holiday Festival
Regional Call for Entries
Application Deadline: 8/20
This juried holiday festival seeks crafters, artisans, and designers to take part in an annual weekend of local arts, food, and greenery. Taking place December 1st and 2nd, the Handmade Holiday Festival will feature a diverse range of makers: pottery, housewares, glass and/or metal work, jewelry, fiber arts, notecards, apparel, and more. While there is an exhibition fee, exhibiting artists will be featured in Gallery 25‘s November Pop-Up show as part of First Fridays Artwalk and will benefit from extensive regional marketing. Half-booths are available to those who request them in advance.
|Food, Fresco, Farm, and Fotograph
Call for Entries
Application Deadline: 8/21
Six Summit Gallery‘s September 2012 exhibition, “Food, Fresco, Farm, and Fotograph,” celebrates the modern love affair with gastronomy, food as art, and the return of local farmer’s markets. The Gallery seeks original submissions from all artists in oil, water color, pastel, acrylic, mixed media, collage, graphics, photography, and sculpture. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, third place, and runner’s up. Winning artists will have their work displayed in certain restaurants (including NYC locations) and will receive gift certificates from participating restaurants, a gift bag from the Ivoryton Farmer’s Market, and other perks. All submissions must be made by email, received August 21st, and include the artist’s legal name in the subject. The exhibition lasts from September 5, 2o12 to September 29, 2012.
|The Sky is Falling
Call for Entries
Application Deadline: 8/29
Afghani avalanches, Colorado wildfires, Australian flash floods. The Mayan calendar would have you believe that 2012 is the very end, and conspiracy theorists have Nostradamus predictions and a growing number of natural disasters to prove it. The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild wants artists to engage in the hypothetical, from calming to calamity-induced commentary on the hope(less/ful) future that awaits us. The call comes specifically for “illuminated” media with moving imagery for a dimly lit gallery space. Sound pieces must be able to interact peacefully with other works. “The Sky is Falling” runs from October 19, 2012 to December 2, 2012 at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts. All submissions must be made by mail-in DVD.
|Instructions Not Included
New Haven, CT
Regional and National Call for Entries
Application Deadline: 8/30
Artspace is looking for both gallery submissions from Connecticut-based artists and temporary exterior sculptures and installations from artists regardless of geographic location. Submitted and proposed artworks should examine the creative possibilities of readymade culture. From industrial design to every-day household objects, the exhibition will interrogate design and function in our daily life. If chosen, Connecticut artists are expected to commit at least one day a week to the gallery as an artist in residence, working on individual and collaborative projects that they will share with gallery visitors over the course of the show. Exterior installations should be site-specific and ideally engage with the Artspace building’s past as furniture factory. All selected artists will receive an honorarium. The exhibition will run from November 9, 2012 to January 17, 2013.
|54th Regiment Mural @ Whaling National Historical Park
Call for Proposals
New Bedford, MA
Call for Entries
Application Deadline: 9/15
Downtown New Bedford, home to the Whaling National Historical Park, will soon be the location of a new mural celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the nation’s first African-American Civil War military units. The New Bedford Historical Society, UMASS Dartmouth, and Art!Works have joined forces with the Park to sponsor an annual Artist-In-Residence program and the mural will be its first project. The national park and its partners plan to hire 3-5 artists to design and realize the mural, set to premiere in June 2013. In exchange, the selected artists will receive a stipend, media coverage, and housing in New Bedford, MA. The mural should invoke historical and cultural elements of New Bedford.
|Lincoln Arts Project
Regional Call for Proposals
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Lincoln Arts Project was founded with the goal of supporting new and emerging Boston metro area artists. Now it is providing artists and emerging curators with the opportunity to design their own show, with group or solo works. Applicants should indicate whether they are applying for the basement or floor level gallery space. To help visualize the space, LAP offers floor diagrams on its website. An exhibition will typically last from 4-6 weeks and installations methods as well as conditions of sale will be discussed after proposals are accepted.