Call for Entry Friday

Visual Artists

LOUISIANA PROXIMITIES 

The 4th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference invites all artists residing in the United States and Canada to enter its Louisiana Proximities exhibition. All works meeting the guidelines will be considered by the juror. The works selected will be on exhibit in the Orville J. Hanchey Gallery at Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSU), September 1-24, 2012. The Conference and exhibition are co-sponsored by the Department of Fine + Graphic Arts, the Folklife Society of Louisiana, the Louisiana Folklife Center and the NSU College of Arts, Letters, Graduate Studies and Research. Exhibition Chair is Leslie Gruesbeck, Assistant Exhibition Chair is Jordan Wade. Conference Chair is Shane Rasmussen JUROR Dawn DeDeaux has exhibited throughout the country including the Whitney Museum of American Art and is a American Academy in Rome Prize recipient as Knight Foundation Visiting Southern Artist. She was one of eight artists selected to represent the south in the 1996 Olympics exhibition "Out of Bounds" that premiered her fully immersive media work "The Face of God." She is a featured artist in Prospect 2, and is working in association with Tulane University on her "Project Mutants" - illuminated floating sculptures with water sensoring devices to monitor chemicals in waterways. DeDeaux is the founding editor of Arts Quarterly (1976-1984) for the New Orleans Museum of Art and a co-founder of the Contemporary Arts Center. As educator she established a comprehensive arts program for a 6000 inmate prison facility (Orleans Parish Prison) and has served as Artist in Residence at institutions including Maryland Institute College of Arts. In the late 70s / early 80s she produced and hosted the New Orleans’ first radio program dedicated to contemporary art, ART NOW. She is winner of the 1976 Demolition Derby in the Louisiana Superdome as the only woman contestant in a field of 35 drivers - "far surpassing any of my achievements in the arts." ENTRY Louisiana Proximities may be entered with .jpeg images through either an On-line Entry Program or by Mail-in Entry Form with CD. Not in combination. Each work must reflect the artist’s interpretation of Louisiana. • Size Limitations: Before submitting entry, please measure work carefully—there are no exceptions to sizes. Notify your framer. 2-D work: Measurements must include the outside edges of the frame, or work if unframed, and cannot exceed 36” on any one side. 3-D work: Measurements cannot exceed 36” in any one direction. • Selection: 1. Selections for exhibition are made by the juror from JPEG images. 2. Only juried-in work will be exhibited. No substitutions. 3. Final acceptance is made by juror from delivered work. 4. Awards are designated by the juror. • Entries: All work must be original, signed by the artist on front or back of artwork, and priced for sale or marked POR (price on request). Works previously exhibited in a juried show at Hanchey Gallery are not eligible. • Entry Fees for both Online and Mail-in Options: A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered. 1 or 2 entries $35 Additional four entries $5 each. Entry fees are non-refundable. 1. Online Entry Only: • Go to www.nsula.edu/art and select On-line Entry Options to submit entry and payment. 2. Mail-in Entry Only: • Detailed guidance can be downloaded from <www.nsula.edu/art/pdf/Digital_Image_Guide.pdf> • Submit one JPEG image per piece entered. The longest pixel dimension of the image should be about 2000 pixels. Save the JPEG as Baseline Standard (not Progressive) in RGB color, prefer¬ably sRGB. The file must be under 2.0 MB • JPEG file names must start with the artist’s last name, then first name, then entry number in that order. The last name should include any space, hyphen or apostrophe normally used. Do not use a space after the last name, first name or entry number. The title may be added but the file name may not exceed 25 characters. Do not use #, $, %, & or other similar characters. Only one period may be used (e.g. O’ReillyMary1redrose.jpg). • Load all images onto one CD that is marked with the artist’s name using a black permanent marker—no stick-on labels. • Test your CD to be certain it is readable. AWARDS Best of show will be selected the juror and that selection will generate a solo show in the Fall of 2013 at the Orville J. Hanchey Gallery. NOTIFICATION Notification of acceptance is sent by email with delivery instructions included for exhibiting artists. Please set your spam filter to recognize this email notification, and/or contact Leslie Gruesbeck at gruesbeckl@nsula.edu if you have not received notice. EXHIBITION AND DELIVERY • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, cata¬log, web site, or on subsequent years’ prospec¬tus. Image will include attribution wherever possible. • No clip frames, taped edges or non-professional hanging systems. Presentation must be appro¬priate for a gallery setting. Artwork must be equipped for installation. Attach a label with name, title, medium & price. • All 2-D work on paper must use Plexiglas when shipping. • Must follow size restrictions in presentation. Measure work prior to delivery. No exceptions. •All accepted work must arrive on or before delivery deadline. • The NSU will retain 20% from sales. • Work cannot be withdrawn before end of exhibit. • A $10 fine is imposed for late pick up. Work not retrieved within two weeks of pick-up dates will become the property of the NSU. LIABILITY Artwork and entry materials will be handled with all possible care. NSU and the co-sponsors of the Louisiana Studies Conference will not be responsible or liable for loss or damage from any cause whatso¬ever. Entering this exhibition shall constitute under¬standing and agreement on the part of the artist with the conditions stated. Insurance, if desired, must be carried by the artist. SCHEDULE June 1 Deadline for online or CD entry submission July 15 Notifications sent by email August 15 Accepted work must arrive. Hanchey Gallery 140 Central Avenue, NSU Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497 8-4:30, Hand delivery. Closed Sat and Sun. Sept 1 First day of exhibition. Sept 24-6 p.m. Reception at Hanchey Gallery. Juror’s talk and Awards presented at 7:00 p.m. Sept 25 3-5 p.m. Pick up work at Hanchey Gallery. A $10 fine will be imposed for late pick up. By October 15 Shipped work will be sent. Gallery hours: 8:30 to 5 Monday through Thursday, 8:30-noon Friday Telephone Voice/TTD: 318-357-5476 Exhibition email: gruesbeckl@nsula.edu Accessible to people with disabilities. CHECK LIST FOR MAIL-IN ENTRIES ONLY  CD correctly identified and tested for readability. CDs are not returned.  Complete entry form and enclose it with check and CD.  Send entry materials to Louisiana Proximities, c/o Leslie Gruesbeck, Hanchey Gallery, NSU 140 Central Avenue, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497

Public Art Call: Monumental Sculpture – Chattanooga

In house deadline April 9, 2012

Public Art Chattanooga is seeking proposals for a monumental sculpture for temporary placement on a grassy lot at the corner of West Main Street and Broad Street in downtown Chattanooga’s burgeoning Southside district. The sculpture will be on view for two years from June 2012 to June 2014. The artist will receive a $20,000 stipend.

For more information, please click here.

Watercolor U.S.A. 2012 

Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO announces a call to artists for Watercolor U.S.A. 2012, June 9 – August 5, 2012. $40,000 in cash, merchandise, patron and Museum purchase awards. Juror: Miranda Lash, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Open to any artist, 18 years or older, living in the U.S. or its possessions. Original work, created since 1/1/11, must be executed using water-soluble paint on paper or a paper derivative. No prints, photographs, photo-collage or reproductions. $15/up to two entries. Deadline: March 27, 2012Download prospectus (PDF format), or send a SASE to: Watercolor U.S.A. 2012, 1111 E. Brookside Dr., Springfield, MO 65807. Questions? Contact Sarah Buhr, Curator of Exhibitions at WatercolorUSA@springfieldmo.gov or call 417-837-5700.


Call for Art – Theme “CityScapes” Art Competition
 

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call to artists for anonline exhibition, April 1-30, 2012. Extensive worldwide publicity for the winners. Juror: John R. Math. Open to 2D artists (including photography). Amateur or professional. No geographic restrictions. $10.00 for 2 entries and $15.00 for 3 or more entries, up to 5 entries.Apply onlineDeadline: March 29, 2012. Questions? Please contact John R. Math at info@lightspacetime.com or call 888-490-3530.

Plein Air Paint Out in Historic Marietta

 The Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art announces a call to artists for itsInaugural Plein Air Paint Out, March 31 – April 8, 2012. Artists will paint local public and private sites in beautiful Historic Marietta, Georgia. From the local homes and gardens, to the dynamic architecture of downtown, Historic Marietta has many picturesque scenes perfect for plein air painting. Awards: 1st: $250, 2nd: $150, 3rd: $50. Jurors: John Guernsey and Nikki Davidson. Deadline: March 30, 2012. Pre-Register: $25/$30; Drop-In: $35/40. Download prospectus (PDF format), or send a SASE to: 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060. Questions? Please contact Emily Ryals at education@mariettacobbartmuseum.org or call 770-528-1444 x16. (oil painting by John B. Guernsey)

SHREVEPORT COMMON TEMPORARY PUBLIC ARTWORKS PROJECT:

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) on behalf of the City of Shreveport is seeking proposals from Northwest Louisiana Artists to design and fabricate temporary public artworks that will jumpstart the transformation of a neglected, 9-block area in the western part of downtown into Shreveport’s first artists’ driven Cultural Community, SHREVEPORT COMMON.  Click here for GUIDELINES!

Individual Artist Funding: Pollock-Krasner

Deadline:  Open.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation makes grants to painters, sculptors, and other visual artists working in two-dimensional media (excluding photographers) who demonstrate artistic merit and financial need. Grants are intended for a one-year time period.
For complete information on how to apply, visit www.pkf.org/grant.html.

Writers

Seeing essays on eco-consciousness

10 March 2012 | Link
The Centennial Reader (Canada) seeks essays that tackle eco-consciousness issues straight on from a less-obvious perspective (affects relationships, the market place, your own life). Accepts research-based and personal essays. Deadline: April 30, 2012.

Northern Ireland journal seeks writing on ‘self’

6 March 2012 | Link
Irish Pages – A Journal of Contemporary Writing (Northern Ireland) seeks submissions in Irish and English for the next issue. Theme: Self. Deadline: March 31, 2012.

UK journal seeks the ‘cold and contemporary’

3 March 2012 | Link
Online and print quarterly Neon Literary Magazine (UK) seeks submissions of prose and poetry. Submissions are accepted all year by email to: subs@neonmagazine.co.uk. No attachments, please. More information, back issues and full guidelines are online at: http://www.neonmagazine.co.uk

Theatre

Funding for Artist Residency Programs

LOI Deadline June 1, 2012

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Artist Residency Program is designed to support artists and organizations working together to pilot new ways of reaching the public and developing demand for the performing arts. The program will support at least 50 residencies for artists at dance companies, theaters, and/or presenting organizations with grants ranging from $75,000 to $150,000. Applications will be accepted from organizations with annual incomes of at least $300,000 that present and/or produce artists in jazz, theatre, and/or contemporary dance. Applying artists may be from any field. (Funded projects must have developing demand for jazz, theatre, and/or contemporary dance as their primary goal, not the creation of new work or creative time for artists.)

For more information, please click here.

Dance

Funding for Artist Residency Programs

LOI Deadline June 1, 2012

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Artist Residency Program is designed to support artists and organizations working together to pilot new ways of reaching the public and developing demand for the performing arts. The program will support at least 50 residencies for artists at dance companies, theaters, and/or presenting organizations with grants ranging from $75,000 to $150,000. Applications will be accepted from organizations with annual incomes of at least $300,000 that present and/or produce artists in jazz, theatre, and/or contemporary dance. Applying artists may be from any field. (Funded projects must have developing demand for jazz, theatre, and/or contemporary dance as their primary goal, not the creation of new work or creative time for artists.)

For more information, please click here.

Music

Funding for Music: Guitar Center

Deadline:  Open.
The Guitar Center Music Foundation’s mission is to support nonprofit music programs across America that offer instruction so that more people can experience the joys of making music. The Foundation accepts grant applications from music academies, schools, local music programs, and national music programs that teach people of any age who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music. Online applications may be submitted at any time and are reviewed three times per year.  For more information, and a link to the online application, please visithttp://www.guitarcentermusicfoundation.org/grants/index.cfm?sec=info

Funding: Southern Arts Foundation Touring

Deadline:  Rolling.
SAF Touring Grants: The Southern Arts Federation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts offers Southern Fast Track Touring grants. This program, through its rolling deadline, is designed to offer Southern presenters more opportunities throughout the year to apply for fee support. Aimed at smaller presenters, the Southern Fast Track Touring program seeks to establish an active arts environment in underserved communities. This program offers fee support to present performing artists and writers from outside the presenter’s state. These grants are limited to presenting organizations with operating budgets of $100,000 or less.  Applications must be postmarked 60 days prior to the project start date. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $2,500. Touring support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, literary, and dance projects that contain both a public performance or reading AND an educational component.  For more information, please see: http://www.southarts.org

Film/Media

call: 8th Cologne International Videoart Festival

Call for entries
extended deadline: 1 July 2012

CologneOFF VIII - Continental Drift

CologneOFF VIII – Continental Drift
Human Rights – Memory & Identity

8th edition of Cologne International Videoart Festival
to be launched in September 2012 and run in the framework of the nomadic festival project “CologneOFF 2012 – videoart in a global context”

CologneOFF 2012 – videoart in a global context

is a world wide unique festival project, starting on 1 January 2011 and lasting until 31 December 2012 and beyond..

Its goal is to show on the tour around the globe venues the diversity of the creative potential of “art and moving images” transported via the global medium of “video”.

More info about CologneOFF 2012
http://downloads.nmartproject.net/CologneOFF2012_eng.pdf

CologneOFF VIII – the 8 th festival edition since the foundation in 2006 is focussed thematically on “human rights” and their manifestation in memory & identity.

“Continental Drift” is used as a metaphore for the instabile political, economical and ecological situation, people live on the globe currently,
which is representing also a moral crisis of all systems in power.

CologneOFF VIII is looking
– for art works using video as a medium in all its variety,
– for new and experimental artistic approaches in transforming issues of human rights & dignity and related fields into the language of the “moving images”,
– and is inviting film & video creators – to submit up to 3 works ofexperimental forms of film and video art – (exclusively) online by using the entry form below

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