Interested in creating Public Art @PVDFest?

The Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) is commissioning a total of four temporary public art installations for PVDFest 2018. The deadline to submit qualifications is December 18th 2017 at 5:00pm. Eight finalists will be invited to submit full proposals and four artists will be commissioned for $2500 works.

Our RFQ is open to individual artists, artist teams, and nonprofit organizations. Preference will be given to artists, practitioners, and scholars who live or have a business/studio address in Providence, RI.

Selected works will be installed prior to the start of PVDFest 2018 and remain installed for up to one week after the festival concludes.

Please go to  PublicArt@PVDFest  for more details. And remember, this is a highly competitive process, so bring your A game!

We look forward to reviewing your submissions on December 18th!

Call for Art for the Guildford Craft Expo

Guilford Art Center is looking for unique, high quality craft work in a variety of media including: basketry, clay, glass, leather, metal and non-metal jewelry, wearable and non-wearable fiber, leather, mixed media, metal and wood. In addition, applications in fine art categories such as photography, painting, printmaking, paper arts and sculpture are accepted. Any other original artwork not listed will also be accepted in the “other” category. The outdoor expo is July 13, 14 and 15, 2018.

Application deadline is January 9, 2018; late applications accepted until January 18, 2018. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Flagstaff Arts Council calls for art for the Jewel Gallery

The Flagstaff Arts Council is now accepting applications for art exhibitions in the Jewel Gallery of the Coconino Center for the Arts. Anyone with an exhibition concept can apply, however the Jewel Gallery is a small space (270 sq. ft.) so this opportunity is ideal for solo artist exhibitions. The Arts Council also has availability in the Hidden Light Gallery (204 sq. ft.).

The Jewel Gallery is a small, 270 square foot rectangular exhibition space in the Coconino Center for the Arts. The Center attracts over 30,000 visitors each year; the primary reason for visits to the Center is to view art work in the two galleries. Opening Receptions often attract 200-600 people. Jewel Gallery exhibitions are always aligned chronologically with Main Gallery exhibitions so that the openings are on the same night and audiences are shared.

This opportunity is ideal for an individual artist to show a small body of art work in a solo exhibition. The Jewel Gallery has also successfully hosted small group shows, where each artist is exhibiting a small body of work. Individuals or organizations may apply to guest curate an exhibition.

For more information, click here.

Hera Gallery Calls for Submissions for Bee In Motion

Bee In Motion with the help of Hera Gallery is seeking artwork to be part of Pop-up art exhibition and fundraising auction to help bring awareness to Mr. Harvey’s workshop as well as help him continue his mission.

Artwork should be centered around “B” but that could mean bumble bee, the letter “B”, or much like the name of Mr. Harvey’s foundation, a “state of being”; being happy, being sad, being still, or being in motion. “Be” creative, “Be” inspired. Interpret however you wish.
Drop off Deadline: Friday, December 15th, 2017.
Pop-up Exhibition: January 3rd – January 13th
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 6th, 6-8pm
Auction Dates:  Sunday, January 21, 2018
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Eligibility: Open to works of any medium excluding performance and installation. 3D limited to 50 lbs and must be no larger than 2”x2”x2”. 2D work must be able to fit through a standard doorway.
Guidelines: Work should be submitted via email to awmercier@gmail.com with “Just B” in the subject line. The body should contain the title, medium, dimension and value of artwork

For more information, click here.

New York Center for Photographic Art Calls for Submissions

PATTERNS and SHADOWS
International Juried Photography Call for Entry

NEW YORK CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART
JUROR: STEPHEN PERLOFF
Editor – The Photo Review
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 12​, 2017 (Midnight PDT)

For more entry information visit https://www.nyc4pa.com/primary-colors

The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Winners will receive a total of $3,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and PATTERNS and SHADOWS catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page, and Cash prize winners and Juror Selections will be featured at the Spring 2018 NYC4PA gallery exhibition at the Jadite Gallery in Manhattan’s exciting Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.

Hera Gallery Call for Submissions

Where’s Your Privilege, R (ace) I (dentity) ?

The South County, Rhode Island chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is hosting an intersectional and interactive art installation. Where’s Your Privilege, RI? will take place in a pop-up gallery at Hera Gallery in Wakefield, Rhode Island in late January 2018. This is an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the work of local artists of color, explore how privilege shapes an individual’s narrative, and communicate the ways in which collective privilege is tied to institutional oppression. The art exhibition will be interactive and work as a dialogue between artists and audience. Visitors will grapple with the layers that make up their own privilege and white people, in particular, may gain a greater understanding of white privilege . We are looking for artwork that explores the effects of race, identity, and intersectional privilege on the lives of
Rhode Islanders. Submissions should explore one/some of the following questions:

What are the layers of privilege someone might hold?
How does privilege (your own or others’) shape your life’s narrative?
When did you come to understand that privilege was being held from you?
Do you hold privilege? If so, what are the layers of privilege you hold and how do they affect who you are in different spaces?
How has your narrative been shaped by living in a state steeped in white privilege?
What do you wish white Rhode Islanders understood about white privilege?
We intend for this art show to be intersectional. We welcome work from artists who face systemic oppression because of race, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, or disability.
Deadline: Monday, December 11th, 2018

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Art League Rhode Island Call for Photography

Call for Entry – Through The Lens – An Open Juried International Photography Exhibition
ALRI/The VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

Through The Lens is your opportunity to exhibit the best of your photographic creations—the ones that make you or others say, “Wow!”  Let loose your vision and creativity for a fun show that allows for diverse art, but does not require it.  Your art may range from a well-composed still life black and white print to a colorful action-oriented triptych on metal to an innovative 3D arrangement of images, light, and other materials. Share the photographic work that you take pride in creating with an international community through both a gallery and web-based juried exhibit.

Photography from any genre, medium, substrate, process or perspective— contemporary, historical, experimental, or futuristic—is eligible. The art may be 2D or 3D.  All art must have photography as its dominate element as determined solely by ALRI.

Artwork previously exhibited with ALRI is not permitted. All work must be original. Work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be hung.  Reprints are not permitted. All work must be exhibition ready to install with the appropriate hardware. No saw-tooth hangers or clips. No dark colored mats. Work that does not adhere to the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted, will not be exhibited.  Artwork must be appropriate for viewers of all ages. Deadline is November 1st. For more information, click here.